Camp at Totowa Octr 15. 1780.
Capt. Clark of the corps of Artificers was sent yesterday agreeably to your Excellency’s directions, to examine the boats near Suffren’s. He now reports to me that, the boats are in a pond, & appear to be in good order; the water in them he supposes to be merely the effect of the late rain. Some of the carriages want bolsters & stakes, and one wheel a few spokes. These repairs being made the whole he judges will be fit for service. I have directed Colo. Baldwin to make the repairs accordingly without delay. I am very respectfully your Excellency’s most obedt & humble servant
Tim. Pickering Q.M.G.
P.S. I have also directed that a caulker go up to examine & caulk if necessary the seams of the boats.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.