To Colonel Thomas Clark1
Head Quarters Middle
Brook [New Jersey] May  1779
His Excellency received last night a letter from Lt Col Davidson2 written by your direction, informing him of the enemy’s being at the New Bridge.3 He requests you will advise him punctually of their movements and endeavour to ascertain their force and designs. You will be pleased to do the same to General McDougall. The Quarter Master General is directed to furnish you with some express riders for the purpose.
I have the honor to be &c
ADf, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Colonel Clark, First North Carolina Regiment, was at Paramus, New Jersey.
2. Lieutenant Colonel William Davidson, Third North Carolina Regiment.
3. On the Hackensack River, New Jersey.