Nyack Novr 23d 1782
I inclose your Excellency two York papers—I cannot find out as there is any Confirmation of the Garrison of Charleston’s being evacuated no other than a General Report, as mentioned in my last.
I was inform’d last evening that there is two British Regiments under embarcation Orders. Likewise inform’d that the fleet has not yet Sailed: The Transports which came from Quebeck are yet at the Hook. The men that was [pressd] out of them when they arrived are all Ordered to be Returnd to the Ships from which they were taken. I have the Honor to be with Every Sentiment of respect Your Excellencys most Obedient and most Humble Servant
Jno. Pray Capt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.