New York 6 July 1780.
The Packet Sails this day for England—General Pattison is going home in the Sea Horse, & that immediately, His Baggage is now embarking—Governor Tryon has Served his last Campaign in America, worn down with the fatigues of a Military Life, he means to Spend the remainder of his days peaceably in his na[tive land], he is Shortly to depart in the British Queen [whose emb]arkation, is Said, will Soon take Place, the 23d [ ] British Regts & whether one or two Brigades of [ ] is not certain, but this comes directly from the Officer of Police. The Major, it is Said, is to be promoted to Some higher Office, & Mr Isaac Low to be appointed in his Stead—Last Eveng I was told, that one of your Colonels, a foreigner, has made his elopement, & come to take Refuge among the British Two days have elapsed, without having it to Send over the within written; agreeable to my expectations, owing to a disappointment which could not be foreseen.
Americus Reipublicae Abraham Bancker
Ive heard nothing farther of Mr Allen, however the Manner in which I received the acct is So [direct] that I cannot disbelieve it being true.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.