From Colonel Timothy Pickering1
Camp [Preakness, New Jersey] Nov 20. 1780.
The moment teams could be provided the boats at Dobbs ferry were sent for. I expect them up to-morrow, five at least, and six if so many were there. I will immediately dispatch an express to Major Cogswell to send teams for the five additional boats ordered from Kings-ferry.
I am your most obdt. servt.
Tim Pickering QMG
ALS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; LC, RG 93, Letters of Col. T. Pickering, National Archives; copy, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.