Camp at Tappon Septr 21st 1780
Agreeable to your Excellency’s directions of the 18th, I have taken our old Camp at this place we marched yesterday; and Meggs’s Regiment for west Point the day before.
Colonel Tilghman communicated the last intelligence we have from New York. Since that I have not been able to obtain the least information of what is going on there, tho’ we have people in from three different quarters: none of them returning makes me suspect some secret expedition is in contemplation, the success of which depends altogether upon its being kept a secret. Colonel Dayton is gone to Elizabeth town and Major Burnet to New Ark, to see if any thing can be learned from those places.
We are pretty well supplied with provisions for five or six days to come with what is in Camp and on the road from the Eastward and the westward.
Nothing material has happened in the Army since your Excellency left Camp. I am with great respect your Excellencys most obdt hume Servt
NjP: DeCoppet Collection.