West point October 16. 1780
I arrived at Mr Mandeville’s the last Evening, intended this day to have continued my journey for Head quarters; but crossing over to this place this morning to speak with General Greene, had the honor to receive your Excellency’s Commands of the 14th instant, to which I shall endeavor to pay strict attention. I have the honor to be With the greatest Respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.