Head Quarters New Windsor April 11. 1781
You will take the earliest, and most efficacious Measures for the transportation of all the salted Provisions collected in the Towns westward of Connecticut River, to the Army. To facilitate this, I have written the enclosed Letter to His Excellency Govr Trumbull, requesting his influence, and assistance—which you will be pleased to forward, with the Dispatches for the Count De Rochambeau by the Chain of Expresses—I must request, that you will pay the most pointed attention to the execution of this business of transportation; as not only the safety of our important Posts on this River, but the very existance of the Army, depends almost entirely, on the punctuality with which this Order is executed. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt
DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.