Head Quarters Morris Town 6 O Clock May 4th 1780
I wrote to you an hour or two ago requesting that you would march as many of the Troops under your command as you could conveniently spare towards Brunswick—since which I am informed by Col. Stewart Commissary of Issues, who was there the day before yesterday that there is every reason to believe that all the flour &c. is removed from that place—It therefore becomes unnecessary for you to put the detachment in motion & I request, should you have given orders for that purpose before this reaches you, that you would prevent its march. I am Dr Sr Yr Mo. Obet servant
P.S. As the Stores at Brunswick was only the supposed object of the Enemy—it will be well for you to be much on your guard.
CSmH: Papers of George Washington.