Jersey-Camp, Pompton 14th Decr 1780
Yesterday I received a letter for Your Excelleny which I suppose contains intelligence of Importance, & which I should have forwarded immidiately but had no means of conveyance. The public horses are all sent out of Camp, & I have neither a Dragoon nor Express to convey dispatches of any kind. I trust Your Excellency need only be informed of this inconvenience in order to remedy it.
Our huts are going on exceedingly well. The weather has hitherto been remarkably favorable. I am Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servt
I. Shreve Col. Comdt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.