Newburgh Jany 27th 1781 ll A.M.
Lieut. Colonel Popkins informed me last Evening that he would impress two Teams to take up the remainder of the Tents agreeably to my Request, as mentioned in my letter of yesterday to your Excellency.
The intrenching Tools are loaded and just begun to move, so that the whole other Articles intended to follow the Detachment are now on their way to Ringwood.
I send this by Mr Church whom I have directed to procure the Teams at Pompton requisite to relieve those sent from hence with the Tents & intrenching Tools—should he fail of Success the Teams now loaded are to proceed with them till they come up with the Detachment. I am most respectfully &c. &c.
T. Pickering Q.M.G.
DNA: RG 93—War Department.