Head Quarters 12h July 1781
Tomorrow Evening will answer very well for the movement I mentiond to your Excellency Yesterday. and I will arrange matters accordingly—2000 French Troops besides Lauzuns Legien with the Troops I shall order from the American line will be sufficient to make the reconnoitre [ ]out hazarding an Insult from the [ ]my. I shall have the honor of sp[ ]ing more in detail to your Excellen[ ] on this subject between this and tom[ ]—I am just setting out for Dobbs’s ferry. I have the honor to be &a.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.