Sheffield July 1. 1781
your favor of the 25th ult., I last night received. We have no account that our general Court have yet ordered a Detachment of militia: I have however at present no military command, nor [is] any general Officer on this County. there is the highest Probability, that we shall soon receive orders from Governor Hancock, when in my private Capacity I will give every aid in my power that your Expectations shall be answered. I have the Honor to be with every Sentiment of Esteem Sir, your Excellency’s most obedt & most huml Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.