Rocky hill 24 Aug. 83
Your several Letters of the 19 20 & 21 of this month are come to hand.
My Papers being yet behind, prevents a reference to my last letter to you from Newburg but, if I recollect, it is explicit as to the number of Troops and the necessity of their immediate March—the purpose for which they were ordered on will not admit delay, and I must desire that not only Sprouts Regiment—but as many more as will make up the number required be sent on with all possible dispatch.
Jacksons is peculiarly circumstanced they would certainly be the most proper to complete the number.
Since my arrival here I have learnt that Congress have expressed to you their Wishes that the whole of the Troops with you should be returned to the No. River as soon as they can possibly be spared—this period I have no doubt you will hasten as much as lays in your power.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.