Head Quarters 11th Augst 1781
Some Convoys are coming on from the Jersies to Dobb’s Ferry—for their Security against the Enemy—you will be pleasd, by Order of the General, to throw out some Parties from your Comand thro’ Springfield to Aquacanack with Directions to scour below towards Newark—& continue till the Convoys are safely arrived. I am &ca
P.S. in your Comand you will include the Militia lately arrived.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.