Brunswick Augt 29th 1781
Immediately upon receipt of this you will begin to Survey the road (if it has not been done already) to Princeton—thence (through Maiden head) to Trenton—thence to Philadelphia—thence to the head of Elk through Darby, Chester, Wilmington Christiana bridge.
At the head of Elk you will receive further orders—I need not observe to you the necessity of noting Towns, Villages & remarkable Houses & places but I much desire that you will give me the rough traces of your Survey as you proceed on as I have reasons for desiring to know this as soon as possible. I am Sir Yr Very Hble Servt
NjR: Simeon DeWitt Papers.