Head Quarters Decr 2nd 1782
You will be pleased to order two compleat Compys of Light Infantry, to march on tuesday the 3d Inst. to Bedford to assist in covering a Foraging Party, they will remain at that place, untill they receive Orders from Majr Talmadge, who has directions for the purpose; The Men that are detached on [ ][ se]rvice should have 3 or [ ] provision; and I think it will be best to send the two Companies who are stationed near the Croton—as The Corps of Light Infantry will be relieved, some time the latter part of this Week. I am Dr Sr Your Most Obedient.
P.S. it will not be necessary for the Major of the Battalion which is on duty to go to Bedford with the two Companies.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.