George Washington to
Brigadier General Louis Le Bèque Du Portail and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Hamilton1
Head Quarters West-point
25th Octbr. 1779
I have just now received a letter from Col. Hamilton,2 mentioning your having changed your position at Lewis Town, for that of little Egg harbour, and that you would write me more fully on your arrival at the furnace.
In my last I informed you that the enemy had evacuated both their posts at Kings-ferry, since which no alteration has taken place, that has come to my knowlege. Things at Rhode Island remain in the same situation, at least, I have received no accounts either confirming or contradicting my former intelligence.
I am Gentln. your most obt. & hble servt:
|Genl. du Portail|
|Lt. Col. Hamilton|
LS, in writing of James McHenry, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; also Df, in writing of James McHenry, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
2. Letter not found.