Ramapaugh June 27 1780.
You may remain in your present position till further orders. In the mean while and without delay I request you to reconnoitre the country well about Totawa and between that and Pompton by the routs of Col. Deys & Prekenis; and report to me the kind of roads—passes—and quantity of green forage, with other circumstances that come under a military view. I am Sir Your obt ser.
P.S. There is a mountain in front of Prekenis which by my maps appear to extend from the great falls to Pompton. What passes are there over it? and how would a right flank at or near the great falls be secured?
DLC: Papers of George Washington.