Major Hogg being absent, I apply’d, in Behalf of Nicholas Long, D. Q. M., to Lieut. John Ford with enclosed Forms of Receipts, in order that, as Lieut. Commandant, who was going on Command, he might Syn them, which would remain as Vouchers for the D. Quarter Master. I knew not any other whom to apply to in that Respect, & imagined he was the most Proper, especially as the Baggage of himself and Mess were put in said Waggon, & himself was going out.
First, refusing to sign those for your Private use, & I requested he would others for Stores common for the Brigade. He refused that also.
In Behalf of N. Long, D. Q. M., I think proper to acquaint you of this, in order that you may transmit Receipts, agreeable to the Quantity & Quality of Stores sent. As Col. Long is surely liable for Stores of every Kind, Receipts are indisputably necessary.