From J. P. G. Muhlenberg
Bakers Mill Novr. 18th. 1780
Enclosd I have the Honor to transmit Your Excellency my latest intelligence from Portsmouth. Part of the Brittish Fleet are now in Hampton road, and from every circumstance I am inclind to believe, they intend to Sea. Upon the Enemys moving from Portsmouth, I requested General Nelson to return to the [North] Side of James River, in order to [prep]are for any event that might happen.
I have the Honor to be with the highest respect Your Excellencys Most Obedt hble Servt,
RC (Vi); addressed: “On public Service His Excellency Governor Jefferson Richmond”; endorsed: “Nov: 18th 1780 Genl Muhlenberg to Governor Jefferson -communicating the presence of Part of the British fleet in Hampton Roads.” Enclosure not identified.