Head Quarters Passaic Falls 12th Novemr 1780
Your favor of the 12th 14th and 29th ulto all came to hand by yesterdays post. How the two first were so long on the way I cannot tell. The disagreeable intelligence contained in them had reached me from other quarters. The blow upon the Western Frontier will be severely felt by us in the course of the Winter. Indeed I know not how we are to make up the disappointment in the Bread of that Country.
I am convinced of your exertions in forwarding supplies to Fort Schuyler, and you have my thanks for your activity upon that occasion. I am sir Your most obt Servt
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.