Whippany 23rd June 1780. 11 O.C. P.M.
Some time before the recpt of yr favor, I was informed that the Enemy had returned to their Station at ET. Point—It is certainly difficult if not impossible to ascertain their views. I however all things considered wish to keep our force as compact as possible, &therefore wish you if you find in the morning that the Enemy are quiet or gone over to Staten Island to return by the same route you marched to day.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.