Head Quarters Bergen County 2d Sepr 1780.
I have recd intelligence which seems to indicate a move of the enemy, but upon what quarter I cannot certainly determine. You will however keep a very vigilant look out upon the sound from Newark to Elizabeth Town; and if you hear of any preparations made to pass, or perceive any move in considerable force, you will instantly take the speediest means to alarm the Country and to convey the intelligence to me. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.