Fishkill 9th Decr 1780.
[Mr Jesse Wilson informs me there is] about eight Tunns of [flour in Mr Joshua illegible ] Mill, about twelve miles East of [this place, and that] he heard a certain Thomas Williams, [a trader and] refugee from Long Island, agree for [twenty teams,] that have lately been discharged, to carry [the same] to Derby, in Connecticut, where Williams [says it is] to be put on Board for the purpose of [transport]-ing to Road Island, the teams go from this place at twelve oclock to day.
I believe Mr Wilson to be a man that can be depended upon, and if the flour can be obtained, for the armys use, it certainly will be relieving us in a distressing time. I have the Honour to be, Your Excellencies most Obt Sert
D.C. Genl Issues
N: George Clinton Papers.