Pompton Janry 21. 1781
I am sorry to Inform your Excellency that Our Troops at this Place have followed the Base Example of the Pensyla line. And March’d Off last Night About Eight OClock Towards Chatham in Order to Join Our Detachment there who I have My fears will Join them I was not in Camp at the time, & Cannot Inform Your Excellency So fully as I Could wish, I Expect Information has been forwarded sooner but for fear it should Not have Taken this Opportunity. I Am Sr Your Hum. Sevt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.