Head Quarters Col. Dey’s Bergen County 8 July 1780.
Inclosed is a letter from Brgr Gen. Knox on the subject of an instant provision of shot and shells, and proposing the employing of Faesh’s and Ogden’s furnaces for this purpose. As the matter is of the utmost importance, and requires an immediate decision I intreat it of the Board. And should no arrangement have been made on this head I think these furnaces would answer the intention, and should be engaged in the business without a moments delay. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.