Fish Kill 2nd August 1780
I had the honour of receiving your Excellencies letter of 31th ult. on the subject of forwarding immediately to Albany a quantity of Ammunition, every thing respecting which as far as in my power was immediately sett in motion, but I was oblidged to apply to the commanding officer at West Point for men.
A considerable Body of the Eastern Militia is now here, more are momently expected; I have advised the commanding officer to march his Troops down to the Army, but he says he has no orders for that purpose; I thought proper to acquaint your Excellency of this by express, that you might have the earliest opportunity of transmitting such orders on the subject as you think necessary. I have the honour to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencies most obedt and very humble [St]
DLC: Papers of George Washington.