To the Commanding Officer in Philadelphia
Head Qurs Morris Town Jay 24th 1777.
My situation will not admit of the smallest delay in dispatching & forwarding to this place all the Troops in Philada. Let the utmost expedition be used in fitting them out as fast as they arrive, & no time be lost in sending them on under proper Officers. I am Yr most Obedient Humble Ser.
LS, in George Johnston’s writing, NHi: Gates Papers. Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates apparently received this letter as the senior officer in Philadelphia.