Chatham July 4th 1780
Since writing yesterday I have received the enclosed letter and paper from New York forwarded by a person I beleive to be a real friend. The person who handed me the enclosed informs me that a party from Staten Island were in Elizabeth Town last night and carried of a number of horses to the Island. I have the honor to be your Excellency Most Obedt Humble servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.