Highlands 2d Decr 1780
The Connecticut Line have taken their huting Ground near Constitution Island.
I shall by Tomorrow Night discharge the most, if not all, the short Levies under Colour of their wanting Cloaths.
The Line will hut in the Form they are to assume the first of January. The Arrangement is so nearly completed as that it will be done at that Time without any Difficulty—and; I beleive, to great Satisfaction.
I do not know that my Presence with the Troops can be of any essential Service—the Season bears so hard upon me I wish to retire for the present. Col. Swift will take the Command until Genl Parson arrives what I understand is to be in a few Days. I am most respectfully Your Excellencys Obed. Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.