Kings Ferry 24th Augt 1781.
I have recd yours of yesterday—There is nothing in Count de Grasse having arrived at New port. I imagine the fear of his coming upon the Coast has made Graves run in—You will continue to Watch the Motions of the fleet at the Hook and inform me of any alterations in their situation. I am moving with part of the Army to Springfield. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt servt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.