Head Quarters Ramapough 29th June 1780.
I am much obliged to you for your communication of the 16th; and I wish most sincerely that it were in our power to send any further succour to the Southward. But situated as we are, with but a handful of men it is utterly impossible. In the present exigency of affairs we must rely on Southern means & Southern exertions. The former is more than competent to our purpose, and I trust we will not be disappointed in the latter. I am Dr Sir your obt Servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.