Newport Sept. 16th 1780
I am this moment honored with yours of the 13th Instant with one enclosed for the Honble Mr Bowdoin, which agreable to your direction shall be forwarded immediately by Express.
We have no news in this Quarter except puffing accounts in the New York Papers of their Successes and our losses at the Southward which we are loath to believe. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys most Obedt Servt
MHi: Heath Papers.