Head Quarters near Passaic Falls 17th October 1780
I have recd your favor of the 29th Ulto. The proposed exchange of stations between Lt Colonels Campbell and Taylor will be perfectly agreeable to me—While I hear with pleasure of the forwardness of the collection of the Levies, I cannot but regret the small prospect we have of procuring an adequate supply of Arms Cloathing and other necessaries. We have been hitherto disappointed in the arrival of those Articles expected from France, and even should they arrive after this, it will be very long before they can be got to you, from the difficulties which we experience in transportation, and more especially, should they come to the Eastward, which is the most probable.
His Excellency the Governor informed me that three hundred of the Old Draughts had been ordered to join Harrison’s Regiment of Artillery, which was a very proper measure. I am, &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.