To Major General Nathanael Greene [redated]
[Middlebrook, New Jersey, May 31, 1779]
The General requests you will send some discreet person to Brunswick to ascertain the No of Boats in the River. A countryman that is judicious & trusty would give less suspicion than an officer. It should if possible be a person acquainted with the place. His inquiries will be the more easily accepted. The more hurry & dispatch the better.
DS Yr obt Serv
AH Aide De Camp
Mar 31. 1779
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