From Brigadier General Charles Scott
[Westchester County, N.Y.] 22d of Augt 1778
Previous to the rect of Your orders through Colo. Tilghman I had sent Colos. Butler and parker with an Escort of 12 D[r]agoons To the Neighbourhood of Frogs point, with orders To take every possable Means in their power To git the Very best Intelegence from thence,1 I mentioned to them, giting some inhabitant Who they Could confide in. I also desierd them to Make enquiery whether there was any troops on Board and from where, in short to leave nothing ondon that might Leade to infermation I have again Sent to Colo. Gist to do every thing in his power to git intelegence on the Land side, I have Detached a Capt. with forty men who is well Acquainted with all that Country to do every thing in His power also. I think if there be a Possability of Coming at their designs I Shall Shortly git it. I am Yr Excellencys Obt Servt
1. These orders through GW’s aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman to Scott have not been identified. Throg’s Point is the tip of Throg’s Neck, New York.