Head Qrs Peek’s Kill Augt 1. 1780
The exigency of the service makes it necessary that the Battallion under your command should join the Main Army, which is now on the East side of Hudson’s River. I therefore desire, that You will march with it without any delay, after receipt of this and form a junction with it. I am Sir, with respect & esteem Yr Most Obed. st
DLC: Papers of George Washington.