16 February 1781
Whereas I have ordered a detachment of the army to march from Peeks-kill on the 19th instant on a service which may often not admit of the delay resulting from an observance of the usual forms for procuring teams and forage on the route—You are hereby authorised, by yourself or deputy (whenever it may be necessary) to procure those articles by military impress in the Country, through which the detachment marches—for which this shall be your warrant. Given at Head Quarters New Windsor Feby 16. 1781.
DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.