Robinsons Septr 26th 1780
I return you my thanks, for your information conveyed through a letter to Colo. Lamb which has just arrived here.
I shall esteem it a particular favor If you will instantly get possession of the Papers (which you mention,) in the possession of young Mr Smith, & also to have him & the mate who is also noticed in your letter, secured, provided you see sufficient cause for it—in this case, if you find assistance necessary, I have inclosed a line to the Commanding officer at Fish kill, to afford it on your application. &a
DLC: Papers of George Washington.