To Colonel Daniel Morgan
Head Quarters 24th June 1778.
Hopewell Township [N.J.]
You are upon receipt of this, to take the most effectual means for gaining the enemys right flank, and giving them as much annoyance as possible in that quarter—Among the Militia annexed to your Corps, General Dickinson will take care that there are persons perfectly acquainted with the country and roads—so as to prevent every delay and danger which might arise from the want of intelligent guides. I am Sir Your most obedt Servt
LS, in John Laurens’s writing, NN: Myers Collection; copy, NN: Myers Collection. Laurens wrote and signed the following note at the bottom of the copy, which is also in his writing: “Dr Sir Above is a copy of a Letter sent under cover ⟨to Ge⟩nl Dickinson—this is sent to be forwarded by Genl Maxwell—in case of any delay in the conveyance of the original.”