Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry 10 OClock A.M. Augst 13th 1781
I was favored with your Letter dated Saturday Evening 9 OClock, on Sunday about 11 OClock A.M. by your Chain of Expresses.
If the fleet shall not prove to be from Virginia, with Lord Cornwallis’ Troops as you conjecture, I shall expect to hear in the course of this day, agreeably to your intimation. I need not urge again the importance of he present moment, & how anxious I am to obtain the earliest information of every thing that may be interesting to us. With great regard I am Sir Your Most Obed. Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.