Head Quarters Peekskill August 1st 1780.
Inclosed you have a letter for the Commanding Officer of the Regiment intended to be raised by the State of Maryland in lieu of the Militia demanded of her. This Regiment was appointed to rendezvous at the Head of Elk by the last of July; but as some disappointments may have happened in the raising of it, perhaps it may not be punctual to the time. I must therefore request you to keep the letter by you, if no part of the Troops should have arrived when it gets to hand, and deliver it to the first Officer who comes upon the Ground. I am, &c.