From Major General William Heath
Kingsbridge Augst 31st 1776
7 oClock in the Evening
I have this moment received Information that a Large Body of the Enemy appeared Opposite to Hunts Point Just before Sun Sit and Pitched their Tents on an Hill to the number of 100 or more[.] it is also Said that numbers of men have been Put on Board the Ships, this Day, I have Ordered the Regiments to lie on their Arms &c. I have the Honor to be &c. with great respect your Excellencys most Humb. Servt
ADfS, MHi: Heath Papers.