Head Qrs Ramapough June 30. 1780
From the importance of getting the Levies required for filling Your three Battalions as soon as possible—I have prevailed on General Stark to repair to the State in order to collect and forward them. And that the business may be the more facilitated, I request that you will send with him Four Officers, unless there should be as many belonging to the Regiments already in the State. In such case you will write to those who are there to assist him in the business & take his directions. If there are no Officers there, it will be well on account of the public demand for Horses, if Officers can be sent who are provided with them; but if this cannot be done—you will be pleased to apply to Colonel Hay who will endeavour to furnish them. The Officers, if any are sent, will be as oeconomical as possible and will keep a particular account of their Expenses. When they return they will deliver the Horses, they may get to Colo. Hay again. I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt St
DLC: Papers of George Washington.