George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant George Hurlbut, 29 August 1778

From Lieutenant George Hurlbut

New Rochel [N.Y.] 29th Augst 78


I am set don to inform your Excellency the Fleet, are now at Anchor Betwen Horse & Rye Neck1—the Guard Ship of 16. Guns has been Stationed, Sixteen Months, Betwen Heart, & City, Island is now with the fleet—two Briggs and a small Tender, is left in her place—a few small Sloops, are now Sailing for Newyork. I am your Excellency’s most Obed. Servt

Ge. Hurlbut


1Rye Neck, now named Peningo Neck, extends southward into Long Island Sound from Rye, New York.

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