Poughkeepsie 12th Jan. 1781
I take the liberty to acquaint your Excellency that should the weather continue moderate till you receive this it is altogether probable that boats will be able to go to two of the Landings where there is at least two hundred barrells of flour lying, and beg you will be pleased to give orders that they be dispatched, and desired to call upon me at this place. I have the honour to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys most obedient & very humble Sert
This moment four boats have arrived.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.