Head Quarters 22d Decemr 1780
His Excellency wishes you to obtain an exact account of the Horses kept at West point—on the East side of the River—New Windsor—Newberg—Fishkill Landing and Fishkill specifying by whom—If any should be found keeping them unnecessarily or having more than are reasonable they can then be struck off—This he thinks a better mode than determining by an order who shall be allowed Horses and who not, because you will probably be obliged to take some into the account who have now devested themselves and who would bring them back.
An Express is wanted to go to Philada with some important dispatches—Be pleased to say whether it be in your power to send one, and when he can go off—Our letters will be ready by three oClock. I am yr most obt Servt
Tench Tilghman A.D.C.
do you know of any Body going to Harford.
DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.