Hd Qrs Decr 25 1782
The Recruits raised from among the Prisoners of War are to be sent on as soon as possible to the Army—Immediately therefore on the Recet of this you will please to have them put under the direction of a proper number of the most prudent Officers you have under your Command, and sent to Princeton, where Officers will be orderd to attend and bring them forward.
As I believe there is no issuing Store between Philadelphia and Pumpton you will have them furnished with Provision to carry them to the latter place, and you will apply to the Quarter Mr General or his Deputy for the necessary assistance to convey their Provision & baggage to the Army.
Previous to their March you will send an Express to General Hazen who commands at Pumpton acquainting him of the time they will arrive at Princeton that he may order the Officers who are to take charge of them from that place to be there in proper time.
You will give the necessary instructions to the Officer you send to observe the Strength Regularly on the march and to take any precaution against desertion.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.