Head Quarters New Windsor Decr 13. 1780
I have the honor to acquaint you, by command of His Excellency, that Captain Welles has received instructions from him, respecting the Guards Boats on the River; which he is directed to communicate to You; and to request you will be pleased to order four or five of the lightest & best Boats at West Point or its dependencies, to be furnished for their service. I have the honor to be With the highest respect Sir Your Most Obedt Hble Servt
D. Humphrys A.D.C.
MHi: Heath Papers.