Saturday Evening 9th September 1780.
Nothing material has Since happened but what [ ] his Flat in a direction with the Point of [ ] is come in Order to procure Wood as it is here reported. 50 Cords are to be Sent on board then [ ] a Path to the West Indies, little Time will give us a Clear Idea of their intentions—A Frigate of 36 Guns [ ]up to New York this Afternoon acommpanied by a kind of [ ] I Suppose was her [ ] Cannon on her approach [ ] made Such Resistance against [ ] to reduce the Block House on the North River [ ] is going to [ ] Post at Berg[en] [ ] going Wood-cutting & are going to [ ] Securely—Four Small Vessels [ ] this Evening [ ] Person purposely that the [Acct] might [ ] [a]ppointed Place by [ ] a good deal of Fatigue, with [ ] when I had reached the End of my [ ] to take C[are] of my Papers as [ ] absolutely refused to concern himself [ ] my [mind] From Such [ ] I immediately consumed what I had [ ] at the Same Time told me that he had [ ] that a Person [ ] has given [ ] concerning Some of our [ ] consequence of which Some People from the West
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DLC: Papers of George Washington.