Head Quarters Passaic Falls 14th Novemr 1780
I have just received advice that Admiral Rodney’s Fleet, with the transports which have been sometime preparing, fell down to the Hook on saturday last. The number of troops on board is not yet ascertained. It is said that Major General Phillips commands the detachment, but I have it not sufficiently vouched, to make it a matter of certainty—Their destination is generally believed to be to the Southward—I expect more circumstantial intelligence shortly. I have the honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellency’s most obt and humble Servt
DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.