Hd Qrs Ramapaugh 29th June 1780.
I have to acknowledge two letters, one of the 11th the other the 21st giving a detail of your proceedings.
By a letter from Major General Heath of the 25th, I find that the Assembly have resolved to appropriate the College for the accommodation of the French sick. This I would apprehend from your report will be very agreeable and must greatly lessen your difficulties. Whatever other building may be necessary should be chosen in a place of safety and as near to each other as possible. Those on Paupasquash do not appear to me at all eligible from your description, nor would it be proper to prepare any houses at or near New port for this purpose. But As Gen. Heath and Mr Corney are on the spot you can advise with them in such matters as you may not be willing to take wholly upon yourself. I am Dr Sir Yr.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.