Head Quarters New Windsor 12th Decemr 1780
The Logs which supported the Chain at West point are so water soaken that they will not do to lay down another summer—You will therefore proceed with a party in search of the proper Timber to make new Floats, and wherever you find it cut it down. The Qr Mr General will have directions to find the means of transporting it to the Water. I am Sir Yr most ot Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.