To William Livingston
⟨He⟩ad Quarters Newark 23d Novr 1776.
⟨The⟩ Critical Situation of our Affairs ⟨and the move⟩ments of the Enemy make some ⟨further & im⟩mediate Exertions absolutely ⟨necessary—In⟩ order that you may have the ⟨fullest Repre⟩sentation and form a perfect ⟨Idea of what is⟩ now necessary, I have desired ⟨Colo. Reed to w⟩ait on You, and must refer ⟨You to him for⟩ Particulars. I am with great Respect & Regard Sir Your Most Obedt & Very Humbl. Servt
LS (mutilated), in Samuel Blachley Webb’s writing, MHi: Livingston Papers; copy, in Webb’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The left part of the LS is missing from manuscript. The text in that section is supplied within angle brackets from the copy in DLC:GW.