Head Quarters Morristown 24th March 1780
His Excellency is consenting to your sending Lt Armstrong after the deserters to Fish Kill—should you think the object worth the expense but wishes at the same time in order to avoid further expense on this head that you would take proper measures before his setting out to inform yourself whether there may not be deserters from the rest of the line at or near the same place. You will be pleased to be particular in this and to instruct him accordingly, that they may be taken up. I am D Sir.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.