I am told that you are appointed clothier-general for the State of North Carolina. The state of the army is such, with respect to clothing and shoes, that I wish to see and consult with you upon some plan for securing a supply, particularly of the latter articles. For this purpose I beg that you will come to camp as soon as you can with any degree of convenience.
The beeves that are killed for the use of the army afford a great number of hides, which I wish to have exchanged either for tanned leather or good shoes. Please to make enquiry concerning the conditions on which exchanges could be made.