Head Quarters Morris Ttown 24th May 1780
You are to accompany Colo. Jimat to the County of Monmouth and to such parts of the Coast as he may find occasion to visit. You are, I imagine, well apprized of the disaffection of many of the inhabitants in that Quarter and of the necessity which there will be of guarding against any attempts of theirs to take you off. It may perhaps add to your security, if you can prevail upon some of the well affected Gentlemen of the Country to accompany you whenever you ride towards the shore. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.