Hd Qrs Col. Deys. Bergen County 6th July 1780
As there are valuable stores in Sussex Court-house, it is my desire that it be particularly attended to, and to this end that you immediately make application for a proper guard of militia, to be posted there, to prevent incendiaries or the like should what you already have be insufficient for this purpose. You will be pleased to make a report of your proceedings. I am Sir Your obt sert
DLC: Papers of George Washington.