Head Quarters [New Windsor Decr] 7th 1780
I returned to this pla[ce last] Evening where I found your letter of the 4th. I cannot conceive how my Instructions of the 27th of Novemr could have miscarried—Inclosed you have a Copy of them, which you will follow—I am sorry for the accident which happened to my first orders as you have thereby lost a spell of very fine Weather for hutting. I am Yr &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.