George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant George Hurlbut, 28 August 1778

From Lieutenant George Hurlbut

New Rochel [N.Y.]
28th August 78

May it please your Excellency

The fleet that were Anchor’d off Frogs point mov’d up Early this Morning, came to Anchor off City Island—72. Sail past this place to day, under Convoy of 4. Ships—Chief of them appeared to be very deeply Laden, But very few had Forage on deck—above half have Anchored off Heart Island, the Remainder joind the Fleet Below—they keep Constanly passing & Repassing from one fleet to the other—from your Obd. Servt

Ge. Hurlbut

N.B. the last of the fleet past at 2 P.M.


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