Head Quarters 5th July 1780
His Excellency requests that you will without delay take post with your Regiment in a situation near the rear of the army, calculated to afford you a sufficiency of forage. From hence you will detach a commissioned officer with fifteen men, which you will be pleased to relieve as often as you may judge proper, and direct them to patrole the Country from the little falls as far as Aquackanack bridge to Hackinsack. It is the General’s particular recommendation that the patrole frequently change ground nor remain long in a place, never two nights at a time. Major Lee is directed to patrole on your left. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.