Camp August 27th 1780 one O Clo’ P.M.
I am Just returned from Visiting the Lower & Upper Closter Landings, I find there will be no manner of Occasion for the Regiment to remain at the lower one, If a Capt & 40 go every other day to each of them, I believe they will be quite Secure, the Militia in their Vicinity will be a good Support to them in such ruff Craggy ground, but I would not trust them as a Constant Vigilant Guard. No appearance of a picket at Phillips’s, nor of any troops above Spiten Devil. I am your Excellency’s Most Humble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.