Head Quarters Morristown 2d April 1780.
You will be pleased to transfer the command of the troops below, to Brigadier General Huntington, and after communicating the Instructions which you have from time to time received, to him, and giving him such general directions as you may have, from observation, conceived necessary for the security of the small posts along the Sound and for your main Body, you will be pleased to repair hither. Upon a presumption, that the opinion of the Council of yesterday, will be carried into execution, I intend that you shall proceed immediately to Philadelphia to concert Measures with the Board of War, Quarter Master and Commissary General for the transportation of the troops to the Southward.
You will be pleased to be very particular, in informing General Huntington of the Methods of communicating the Alarm by Signals, should the enemy move. I am, &c.
P.S. Let our going to Philadelphia be under the Idea of a Furlough.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.