Robinson’s Farm, State of New York July 31st 1780.
The exigency of the present moment requiring a large supply of Boards, plank, and scantling which cannot be procured in the ordinary way-- You are hereby directed and impowered to impress all those articles you can find at Albany and in the vicinity, and waggons to transport them to proper places of embarkation; for which this shall be your warrantGiven at Robinson’s [ ], State of New York July 31st. 1780.
A similar one was given to Col Hay comprehending all the North River and to Mr Hubbard for Connecticut.
One to Mr Joseph Lewis [ ] to impress waggons for the transport of the boats to the N: River.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.