To Major General Benjamin Lincoln
Head Quarters. Morris Town 8th April 1777
Inclosed you have Copy of a Letter which I have this Moment received from Mr Boudinot.1 You will please to send a Copy of it to General Putnam Express.
Genl Green suspects that the Woman mentioned in the inclosed Letter is the same that applied to you for a pass to come up to Basken Ridge to look for her Son. You will therefore keep a strict watch for her, or upon any other Woman that applies for a pass to go thro’ your Guards. As I can give you no particular directions in this Matter, you must be guided by the Letter and the above hint, to make the necessary Discovery. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt
P.S. It would be well to examine all Women applying to go in or out just at this time.
LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MH. The cover is addressed: “To Major Genl Lincoln at Bound Brook.