Storm’s, Yappo, 7 Miles from Suffrans 25 June 1780 One Clock P.M.
hearing that the River is clear of the Enemy, I am thus far on my way to the Mouth of the Clove I shall reach it at sunset & halt for the Night, or, if it is thought best, halt here till night & make a Night March towards Kings ferry which will enable me to cross the River by Tomorrow Night—As the Wind is down the River I think there will be no Danger in attempting to pass tomorrow—I have sent several Persons below & to the Ferry to gain & bring me Intelligence at successive Periods—I wrote Genl Howe this Morning that I should be at Suffrans this Night—I am dr Sir with the greatest Respect your Excellencys most Obedt servant
My Baggage has kept up with the March of the Troops.
I have sent forward to know what Boats are at the ferry & if yr Excellency or Genl Howe orders me to pass there I shall send a Person in season to have them ready.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.