Head Quarters Bergen County 6th Septr 1780
The purport of the inclosed to Governor Lee of Maryland is to order the additional Regt of that state to repair immediately to the southward instead of this Army as was intended. It is possible that the Regiment may have reached Philada or may be upon the Route from Baltimore to that place—In case the first event should have taken place, you will be pleased to order the Regt back, and if it should not have arrived, you will send a person forward with the letter and with directions to turn it back should it be met upon the Road. I have the honor to be &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.