Verplank’s point Augt 6th 1780.
I just now received your Letter of the 4th. I wish you to use your best exertions to collect the remainder of the Militia at Morris Town, where they will continue till you hear further from me. I shall however be glad to hear from You from time to time, and of the numbers that come in, as I shall from this information know how to be better able to direct their march and further destination. I am, Sir, Yr Most Obet St
DLC: Papers of George Washington.