Monday evening 5 oclock Decemr 2d 82
I have prosicuted the works since I arived with all the despach I was master of, and think we shall be able to compleat them in four fair days, we are willing to tarry & compleat them if agreeable to your Excellencys pleasure rather than trouble a party to releive us for a shorte jobb, should be glad to know your Excellencys pleasure and if we tarry whether we bring up our tents when we return. I have the Honour to remain your Excellencys most obedient humble servt
Benj. Tupper Colo.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.