Head qrs Oct. 10. 1780
It is His Excellency, the Commander in Chief’s wish that the packet the Express brings, may reach His Excellency Count Rochambeau as soon as possible. The way however thro Crompond it is feared is dangerous from the incursions of the Enemy: You will therefore send the packet immediately to Mr Campbell at the Village with this Letter, who is desired by the General to forward it without a moment’s delay, by a Trusty Express by the way of Fredericksburg—& Danbury—to Fairfield or Hartford—where he will fall in with the Chain of Expresses, who are to proceed with the packet with the greatest dispatch to Newport. I am Sir Yr Most obed. St
Rob. H. Harrison.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.