George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Officer Commanding the New Jersey Line at Pompton, 28 January 1781

Ringwood Jany 28th 1781


If the Posts at Smiths Clove & Dobbs ferry have been deranged by the late disorders in the Jersey line they are again to be re-established agreeably to former Orders. And as the Pensa Troops have crossed the Delaware, you are, till some other arrangement is made of the Stores at Morris Town to detach about 50 Men properly Officered to be relieved once a fortnight to that place.

The Objects of the Officer Commanding there are to cover the public Stores which are at Morris town—to aid the Qr Mr at that Post in forwarding the Provision and other stores to their respective places of destination—And, where necessary to afford escorts.

The Letters herewith inclosed you will please to forward immediately—the one for the Commissary of Prisoners requires dispatch. I am Sir Yr Very Hble Servt

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