Head Quarters 13th June 1781
I have yours of Yesterday inclosing Letter from Genl Waterbury—If the Information is to be depended upon all the Whale Boats & the Cattle should be removed as soon as may be—the first on Carriages or otherwise as may be found convenient—Colo. Scammel may be ordered towards the Point of Operation, & make such Use of the Troops on the Line as his Discretion may direct—establishg a Communication with Genl Waterbury so that he may be able to form a Junction with him, if Occasion shall require—Colo. Scammel should not Advance too far on his Left on vague Information—as in that Case his right & our Front may be too much exposed. I am &ca.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.