Stamford June 14th 1781
I received your Excellency’s Letter of the 12th ult. this morning, and agreeable to your Orders will transmit your Excellency a Return of the Troops under my Command as soon as it can be made out; but as the Troops under my Command extend upon the Sea Coast from Greenwich to New Haven I expect it will be two or Three days before I can get a Return of the Troops but as soon as I can get it I shall immediately transmit it to your Excellency by Express. The Orders which I shall receive from your Excellency from time to time, shall be observed with the greatest attention. I would inform your Excellency that since I wrote last to General Howe, there has been a Party of the Enemy out consisting of about 400 and [I] am informed they have done some damage in the State of New York. am with esteem your Excellency’s most Obedt Humble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.