To Brigadier General John Stark
Head Quarters White plains 13 Augt 1778
I am favd with yours of the 10th inclosing a letter from Colo. Butler, whose presence I hope will curb the disaffected and stop the Ravages upon your frontier. If an expedition of any consequence should be carried on, a proper supply of light Artillery shall be furnished; in the mean time let me know whether you want Ball for any Artillery that you already have.
I think you had better inform the Civil Authority that they must in future supply their State prisoners with provision—Be pleased to forward the inclosed to Colo. Gansevoort by the first opportunity.1 I am &c.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.