Continental Village 14 July 80
The Shoal in Haverstraw Begins a bout Two Miles Below Stoney point and Extends Two miles Downwards and is a mile wide on Said Shoal is no Less than four & three Quarters fathom at Low water from Thence the water Deepens to Six, Six & a half & Seven fathoms, and so it Continues to Tarrey Town & the Channel Below haverstraw Bay is Between half a mile & three Quarters of a mile wide to the Best of my Skill—I am your Excellencys Most Obedient & Verrey Humble Servt
Abraham. H. Martlings
DLC: Papers of George Washington.