Peek’s Kill Augt 1. 1780
From the great & many difficulties and the delay which attend land transportation, I think it essential that several of the Albany Sloops should be brought down to King’s ferry as soon as possible where they can occasionally take in provision & other stores and convey them down the River to some Landing convenient to the Army. You will therefore pursue immediate measures for collecting a good Many & have them brought down to Kings ferry. And you will embrace the opportunity which will be offered by their coming, to bring down all the plank & Square Timber that may be collected. Too much expedition cannot be used in executing this business. I am Dr Sir, with great regard Yr Most Obedt St
DLC: Papers of George Washington.