Head Quarters Decr 20. 1782
Apprehensive that the passage of the North River, will soon be obstructed, if not totally shut up by the ice; so as to render it impossible to transport Cattle or other supplies from the eastern side to this Army—I have thought it necessary to mention the circumstance, in season, that you might be provided against the contingency, and fall upon some resource to insure the supplies thro’ the severity of the Winter. I am Sir &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.