From Major Alexander Clough
[Hackensack, N.J.] Sepr 4th  12 OClock—
I am inform’d by a person from New York, that the 27th Regt have sent thayr Baggage on board the Britania transport, three companys of Artillery are orderd on board the Howe, the Officers Baggage is sent on board—Another informs me thayr waggons are repair’d, and the horses are shoeing in every part of the town—Major tenpeny is order’d to raise a Corps of horse. I am Your Excellency[s] Most Obt Hbl. Servt
ALS, DLC:GW. The year is taken from the endorsement on the cover.