Fish Kill May 18th 1782
I beg leave to aquaint your Exellency, that the distance, from the Cats Kill Mountains Where the Rigth of my Gaurd Comences, to [Pienbeek] is Senventy three Miles, to Gaurd that distance, I Expect to have about 300 Men, Excluse of a party of one Captain one Subaltren and 30 Men at Orange Town, and one Captain two Subaltren and 50 Men, at Bedford in West Chester County, Which disposition of The Levies (Exept those raised in Dutches County Who are to be Considered as a quota for the Continental line) remains, until your Exellency Schould please to order it otherwise—I Presume with Submission, that a quantity of Provisions for the above mentioned Post may be Sent to Kingston, and there delivered, to a person appointed, for that purpose by the Governor of the State, the Bedford Party, to be Suplied by the nearest Post, of the Continental Line and orange Town at Kings Ferry, Which to accomplish, I hope for your Exellencys order.
My indisposition prevents me the honor of Waiting on your Exellency and have Sent Captain White of my Regiment to present with this, a Return for amunition an ordre to Suply the Troops, which are emmeadiately to be Emploid on the Westren Frontiers. I have the honor with great Respect to be Your Exellencys Most obiedent most humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.