Head Quarters near Passaic Falls 20th Octobr 1780
I have recd your favr of the 17th. If you will return the five pieces of Gold which are too light I will replace them. I have not the means of weighing them, and therefore may be again mistaken.
Be pleased to find an opportunity as soon as possible of obtaining the following information—with accuracy. Of what number of Men and of what Corps the late embarkation consisted? Whether Sir Henry Clinton went with them? Whether a reinforcement arrived lately from Europe—the number, and whether of whole Corps or Recruits? In what manner the British army is at present disposed—designating as nearly as possible the Corps which lay at the different places?
I am anxious to receive intelligence of the foregoing particulars, and you will oblige me by obtaining it speedily. I am Dear Sir Your most obt Servt