To John Jay
Morris Town [N.J.] June 3: 1779 9 oClock P.M.
Since I had the Honor of addressing Your Excellency this morning, I received the inclosed papers, by which You will perceive that the Troops & fleet lately employed in Chesepeak bay have returned to New York.1 I have not received any advices respecting the Enemy since those transmitted in the morning.2 I have the Honor to be with sentiments of the most perfect respect & esteem Yr Excellency’s Most Obed. sert
LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DNA:PCC, item 152; Df, DLC:GW; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. GW is referring to forces involved in a British raid on Virginia that embarked from New York City on 1 May and returned to Sandy Hook, N.J., on 29 May (see William Maxwell to GW, 3 May, and n.2 to that document). The enclosures are identified only as three New York newspapers in Jay’s letter to GW of 5 June.