Head Quarters Dobb’s Ferry Augst 16th 1781
I have been duly favored with your letter of the 9th Inst. announcing the arrival of General Stark to take command in the northern department and informing that the state Levies were coming in, and the militia from the eastward hourly expected.
You will be pleased therefore on the receipt of this to embark the remaining Companies of Colo. Courtland’s regiment, and proceed immediately with them to King’s Ferry where you may expect to receive further orders. I am with great regard & esteem Dear Sir Yr most obedient Servant
P.S. You will be particularly Careful not to leave any Men behind except a Non Commissioned officer and a small guard of your weakest Men with Genl Schuyler.