From Major General William Heath
Boston Augt 1, 1777
We this moment have received the Intelligence contained in the inclosed1—whether the Enemy will turn in here, or whether they are destined to Portsmouth, Falmouth (Casco Bay) or to Hallifax, or to the River St Lawrance, Time must discover. I have not time to add, but have The Honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Hble Servt
LS, DLC:GW; ADfS, MHi: Heath Papers; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169. The copy in DNA:PCC was made from the copy of this letter that GW enclosed in his first letter to John Hancock of 9 Aug. 1777. The original enclosed copy has not been found, however.