<br /> Lee Letter: n126

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Dr. Sir:

You may remain in your present position ’till further orders. In
the meanwhile and without delay I request you to reconnoitre the
country well about Totawa1 and between that
and Pompton by the routs of Col. Deys2 and
Precenis;3 and report to me the kind of
roads, passes, and quantity of green forage, with other circumstances
that come under a military view.

I am &c.

P.S. There is a mountain in front of Precenis which by my maps appear to
extend from the great falls to Pompton. What passes are there over it?
and how would a right flank at or near the great falls be
secured?4

Notes:

1 Totawa, N.J., in the southern part of Passaic County.

2 Col. Theunis Dey, of the New Jersey Militia. His house is now in the city
of Paterson, N. J.

3 Preakness, N.J.

4 The draft is in the writing of Tench Tilghman.