George Washington Papers

From David Humphreys to Timothy Pickering, 2 February 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor Febry 2nd 1781

Dear Sir

It having been found necessary to reestablish a Chain of Expresses from Head Quarters to Rhode Island—the communication will be kept up, by Dragoons, from the last mentioned place to Litchfield inclusive: from whence The General would have the Chain continued by Riders furnished from your Department: One Stage (exclusive of Fish–kill, where there are always Expresses) he supposes will be sufficient: the most convenient place for this will be at Col. Morehouse’s or between that, & Bulls Iron Works; where by having two Riders stationed, the line of conveyance will be compleat. I have the honor to be Dr Sr Your Very Hble Servt

D. Humphrys A.D.C.

P.S. Col. Webb informs he passed a quantity of flour on the Road near Warwich, & that he was told there were 100 Barrels a little in the rear.

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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