Head Quarters Ver Planks Point Septr 4th 1782
The Commander in Chief commands me particularly at this time to repeat to you the directions formerly given that the utmost precaution & vigilance should be used to prevent surprize, & to announce instantaneously to him any sudden Movement of the Enemy. for this purpose you will give the most pointed Orders to the person commanding your guard Boats on duty, & will inform Col. Olney or the officer Commanding at Dobbs’ Ferry of any movement that the concerted Signals may be made accordingly at the same instant you must dispatch a Boat with the intelligence to Head Qrs. The General has particular reasons for giving these Orders at this moment. I am Sir &
DLC: Papers of George Washington.