New London Octo. 30. 1780
last Thursday Thirteen Sail of Brittish Ships (by their Appearence) are of the line, were discoverd Standing in for Block Island, on Satturday, it look’t like for a Storm and they all Came in to Gardners Bay, where they now are att Ancher, when any further movement is made I will Inform you of it I am Sir Your moast Obedt Hume Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.