Sir: I have been honored with your favor of the 30th Ulto. by Mr. Trumbull 72 I sincerely wish this Camp could furnish a good Engineer. The Commissary General 73 can inform you, how exceedingly Deficient the Army is of Gentlemen skill'd in that branch of Business, and that most of the Works which have been thrown up for the Defence of our Several Incampments, have been planned by a few of the Principal officers of this Army, assisted by Mr. Knox 74 a Gentleman of Worcester.
[Note:Probably Jonathan Trumbull, jr. ]
[Note:Col. Joseph Trumbull. ]
[Note:Brig. Gen. Henry Knox. ]
Herewith you will receive a Copy of the proceedings held with the Committe of Congress from Philadelphia, it ought to have been sent sooner; but I am at present without a Secretary. Colo Reed having a call at home, left this on Sunday last. I heartily Congratulate you on the recovery of the Commissary General, whose Return so soon as he can travel with Safety, is much wished for. I am etc.