To the Officers Commanding the Brigades of Generals Enoch Poor and John Paterson
Head Quarters [Whitemarsh, Pa.] 19th November 1777.
Instead of proceeding to Coryels Ferry which I imagine is your intended Rout, I desire you will march down as far as Trenton, and there wait my orders before you cross the River. The moment you receive this dispatch an Officer to me, to inform me where you are, when you will be at Trenton & by what Road you will march that I may send orders to meet you. Yrs &ca
P.S. If this should reach you between Flemingtown and Coryels Ferry, you are not to march towards Trenton, but cross at Coryels as first intended.
Df, in John Laurens’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. A note at the bottom of the draft reads: “To the Commanding Officer of either Poors or Pattersons Brigades.”