West Point Novr 15th 1780
I am honored with yours of the 13th with one enclosed from the Marquis de la Fayette. I have desired the Officer commanding at Fish Kill, to give me notice, should the Officer mentioned, take that route which I shall communicate; and the Officer at Kingsferry to have an Express ready, in case they pass there, to push forward & give notice of their approach to Head Quarters. If they pass at the latter place, they will be directed on this road, thro Pompton, to Paramus. If the[y] come by Fish Kill & dont pass this way, they will be directed by New Burgh, Chester, & Ringwood to Paramus. Not only duty but inclination, & the warmest attachment will lead me to pay them every attention in my power.
The inclosed is coppy of a letter I have just received from General Clinton, & exhibits a disagreeable Future. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.