George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Goose Van Schaick, 6 October 1778

From Colonel Goose Van Schaick

Continental Vilage [N.Y.]
October 6th 1778

May it please your Exellency

I have this Moment been informed that a Ship, a Tender & a Galley, are Standing up the River, they where seen off Tallers Point about Ten oClock this morning, under Sail, I have sent off a party of Fifty Men, well officered, to bring off a number of Boats lying at Kings Ferry.1

Your Exellency may rest assured, that if I receive, any further inteligence of the Motions of the Enemy, it shall be forwarded as Soon as possible. I am with perfect Esteem, Your Exellencies most humble Servt

G.V. Schaick


1Teller’s Point is on the east side of the Hudson River about seven miles downriver from King’s Ferry, N.Y.

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