Camp 5th July 1780
I received your Letter of this date in which I find it is his Excellencys desire that I shoud post my Regiment near the rear of the Army, at a place Calculated to afford a Sufficiency of Forage—I have been from the right to the left of the Army, in its front and in its Rear, and Can assure you, that except I was to croud in upon, the ground occupied by Major Lees Corps, or get upon Pumpton plains I do not Know a place where a Regt of horse coud Subsist themselves in the Rear—or Right—the 4th is at present at the little falls, and shall be glad to know, whether I shall move them, to, for I assure you I Know not, except I get upon the road leading to Morristown.
Your Speedy answer will much oblige. Dear Sir Your Most H. St
theres good ground about two mile to the left of Head Quarters.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.