Head Quarters Dobbs Ferry Augst 8th 1781
His Excellency the Commander in Cheif desires you will take immediate and effectual measures, to ascertain with certainty the quantity of salted Provision now lying on or near Connecticut River, specifying by actual Returns the kind, & quality of it, and the Places where it is deposited—also the quantity now in the Magazine at Providence—and whether the salted Provision has been transported from springfield to Hartford, in consequence of directions from you, if it has not yet been removed, to the last mentioned place, His Excellency requests that you will urge that it should be done without delay. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt
Aide De Camp
MH: Charles Stewart Papers.