George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Heath, 21 May 1782

Highlands, May 21. 1782.

Dear General,

The enclosed letter from captain Pray, and the two newspapers, came to hand the last evening—If any further intelligence is obtained, it shall be forwarded immediately. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant,

W. Heath

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


Nyack May 20th 1782

Dear General

Since Mr Shaylor wrote Your Honor in the morning, we have from very good authority that there is an embarcation taking place at York. the pioners are March’d from Kings Bridge. The Hessions and Yangers call’d from Long Island.

I expect to have the Certainty of the report this evening, with the particulars—which shall be immediately forwarded to your Honor. I have the Honor to be with Every Sentiment of respect and Esteem your Honors most obedt & humble Servt

Jno. Pray Capt.

There has been consiterable fireing Like Signal Guns this day.

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