To Colonel Stephen Moylan
West point Aug. 6: 1779
I received Your favor of the 3d1—and am persuaded you had made a good disposition of the Troops under your command. I believe there has been no embarkation of the Enemy except for Marines—on board the Ships said to be gone in pursuit of our Armed Vessels on the expedition to penobscot.2 I am pleased with the stroke to Emericks Corps—and the more so from the line of conduct they pursue.3 I am Dr sir with great regd Yr Most &c.
Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. This letter has not been found.
2. See the intelligence report of Maj. Samuel Hayes, quoted in GW to the Massachusetts Council, 4 Aug., n.1.