George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant George Hurlbut, 30 August 1778

From Lieutenant George Hurlbut

New Rochel [N.Y.]
30th Augst 78

May it please your Excellency

this forenoon their passed by this place, Bound EstWard, Six Sloops, two Sloops, put in Hempsted Bay1—the rest kep on after the Fleet—in the afternoon, passed one Schooner, & two Sloops—one Sloop had Troops on board, soon after two Ships, one of 20. Guns, the other a Transport, passed the same Course—No Guns heard in the Sound to day. I am your Excellencys very Hbl. Servt

Go. Hurlbut


1Hurlbut meant Hempstead Harbor.

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