Hd Qrs Col. Deys house 11th July 1780
Upon receipt of this, you will be pleased to repair to the station of rendezvous for the Pilots in Monmouth, to which place Major Lee is ordered with his horse. Perhaps you may fall in with him. It is essential that no time be lost, as it comes from New–York, from tolerable authority that the French fleet is near the coast. You will take with you the Pilots which are near you. I am &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.