Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry 11 OClock A.M. Augst 14. 1781
I have safely received your favor of yesterday Morning, about an hour ago.
Before the arrival of your Letter, I had not received any particulars of the fleet lately arrived at N. York, but expect minute Accts every instant; I shall comply with your request; as it is my most earnest desire by comparing all the different intelligences to ascertain the state of Matters among the Enemy, with the utmost accuracy & precision. With great regard & esteem I am Sir.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.