To Colonel Timothy Pickering1
[Tappan, New York, October 5, 1780]
I am directed by The General to inform you in confidence, that the army will march from its present ground as soon as the weather permits. You will make your arrangements accordingly. When the weather clears, if you will call at Head Quarters, you will be informed of the particular disposition.
I am D Sir Yr. Obed ser
A Hamilton Aide De Camp
Q M G
ALS, MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. Pickering had succeeded Major General Nathanael Greene as quarter-master general on August 5, 1780.