Parumus May 14 1780 11 OClock P.M.
I have this moment receved Intelliigence from Capt. Ward (at Hackingsack) by Express that the Enemies Shipping are Comning up the North River, they were he Says at Fort Lee or oposite this afternoon I thought it my Duty to Give your Excellency the Earleyest Intelligence of a matter of so much Consequence. I am your Excellencies most Obedient & very Humble Servt
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DLC: Papers of George Washington.