North Castle New Purchase Octr 2d 1780
I have just received information that about six thousand Men are embarked & embarking some say they are destined for Rhoad Island some for Pensylvania and others that they are going to Virginia It is said that all the Pennsylvania Refugees are to go on Board the Fleet It is also said that part of their Cavalry are to go. The Man I wrote to you about in my last Letter is up in this neighborhood he tells me that he has been inform’d that most of the People that were friends to America in New York are confined he is very desirous to move his family from the lines but says that he is not able. A party of the inhabitants and some of my Men have killed two of Delancays Men and taken three Prisoners one of the Prisoners was so badly wounded that he was left on Parole The inhabitants are very desirous to have the Prisoners exchanged for some Men of their own Company that are Prisoners now in the Sugar house. I am with esteem Your Excellencys most Obedient & very humble Servant.
PHi: Gratz Collection.