Highlands 2 O clock in the morng 23d July 1780
I am exceedingly anxious to hear from your Excellency about the militia at Clavarac that I mention’d in my letter a day or two Since as I hear they are arriving there very fast. Colo. Hay tells me ten thousand will take that Rout my accounts of cattle are not very Encouraging I must give the Purchasers a [spur], and again apply to the state of Connecticut.
this casual Express gives me a moment to trouble you with these few lines. In great Haste but with Every Sentiment of affection and Respect I am Dear sir Your Excellencys most obt hum. sert
P.S. Sir Henry Clinton went down to new york a few nights since at midnight & a Large Council of War of General & Field officers has been held. The Enemy as I am informd have moved, in [ ] and is said for the [movement] I wrote you about last night & this morning.
: Papers of George Washington.