To Colonel Elisha Sheldon
Head Quarters Valley Forge 29th May 1778
An extent of Country between Gen. Gates and the enemy make it necessary to employ horse in that quarter. I therefore desire you may proceed immediately to the North River and put yourself under the command of Genl Gates with all of your cavalry that are in a condition to march. With such as remain you will leave proper officers. I am &c.
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW.