Hd Qrs Morris Town April 16th 1780.
I have just received your favor of this date. I have not had any advice from the Commanding Officer at Paramus of the matter which it communicates, and therefore must request you to give me the best intelligence you can get From that Quartir. If you have any Militia horse with you, they may be serviceable, while the enemy are out and enable you the better to give me an account of their movements You will of course be on your Guard. It will be well to employ your horse on you left flank, which will be a security both to you and us, especially if the Enemy sh’d be out in force and intend a flying party for this place. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.