To Marquis de Lafayette1
[Paramus, New Jersey, October 8, 1780]
The General is very anxious to hear from you and that your corps should join the army. Your men must have suffered exceedingly yesterday and last night, and your baggage is here. Be with us as soon as you can; but send the express back immediately with an account of your success.
Marquis De la Fayette
ADfS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Lafayette was on a reconnaissance in the vicinity of Staten Island.