To the Officer Commanding a Party
of Continental Troops
[Morristown, New Jersey] June 1, 1780
Mr. Stockton1 informs his Excellency that a number of articles belonging to him were plundered out of the waggons in the late robbery by the tories in the Clove, part of which articles he has reason to believe are distributed among the inhabitants in the neighbourhood. The General directs will give Mr. Stockton all the assistance in your power to recover his property.2
ALS, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, December 4, 1945, Lot 34.
1. Presumably Richard Stockton of New Jersey. A former delegate to the Continental Congress, he was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
2. Text taken from catalogue of Parke-Bernet Galleries.