Head Quarters April 17th 1780
As it is probable Eight or Ten thousand blank Cartridges may be wanted by Thursday, His Excellency has desired me to request you will be pleased to have them ready by that time—I am Sir Yr Mo. Obet Servt
P.S. You will also be pleased to have eight light Field pieces in readiness to manoeuvre with the Troops.
DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.