To Lieutenant Colonel Zebulon Butler
Camp at Middle Brook June 12 1777
You will march the Troops of your Regiment and the two Independant Companies with you to Morris Town and there take Post in and about the fortification upon the Hill. You are to Guard the Stores at that place until further Orders.
You will apply to Lt Col. Jere. Olney for the Orders I gave to him by which you will regulate your conduct.1 I am Sir your most Humble Servant
LS (photocopy), in John Fitzgerald’s writing, DLC:GW, ser. 9; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The letter is addressed to “Lt Colonel Butler On command at Chatham.”