To Major General John Sullivan
Head Quarters White plains 9th Sepr 1778
I am favd with yours of the 5th and 6th1 I hope the loss of the enemy mentioned in the former may prove true.
I cannot at present account for the intent of the landing at Bedford, if they mean to act seriously to the Eastward, I think it will occasion a removal of their whole force from New York. Many accounts from thence say that an evacuation is intended, but I cannot learn that they have yet made sufficient demonstrations to render the thing certain. I hope your next will give me such further information of the operations of the Enemy, as will serve [in] some measure to direct me as to what ought to be the disposition of this Army. I am &c.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Sullivan’s letter to GW of 6 Sept. has not been found.