Head Quarters near Dobbs’s ferry July 15th 1781
I received your’s with the returns enclosed. I have desired General Schuyler to forward to West Point with all possible dispatch, the boats that are at present fit for Service.
Immediately upon their arrival at your post, I wish you to have them safely moored in some convenient Cove, and Guarded in such a manner, as will effectually prevent any person from useing them (or the oars, plank &c. that may be sent with them) on any pretence whatever. I am Dear Sir your most Obedt Servt