Head Quarters 2d Septr 1780.
His Excellency desires you to send a patrole under the command of an Officer down Barbadoes Neck as low as Aurant Schuylers, from whence he must detach one small party to Kennedy’s house and another to the road leading thro’ the Cedar swamps to Bergen—these two small parties are necessary for the security of the whole. If the Officer discovers any movements of the enemy upon the quarter, let him give the General the most immediate notice. I Sir Yr most obt Servt
The patrole will return in the morning.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.