West point 27 Augt 1783
last evening I wrote to your Excellency per express, transmitting the information by Captain Farley, of the ill success of the Baron Steubens mission. By which it appears that it will be impracticable, to take possession of the posts at the Westward this fall. I requested your final orders concerning the detachment, and artillery, at this place, which are prepared for that service.
I now enclose the weekly returns of the troops excepting the New Hampshire corps, which I have not received. I have the honor to be with high respect Your Excellencys Most obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.