George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 26 July 1776

From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene

Camp Long Island
Fryday 5 OClock P.M. [26 July 1776]

Dear sir

Lt Colo. Chambers at Gravesend1 Reports Eight Sail of Shiping standing in for the Hook, but they are at too great a distance to discover what they are to a degree of certainty, but they have the appearance of Transports. I have the honnor to be your Excellencys most Obedient humble Servant

N. Greene

ALS, DLC:GW. This letter is docketed in Samuel Blachley Webb’s writing “Long-Island 26th July 1776.”

1James Chambers was lieutenant colonel of Col. Edward Hand’s 1st Continental Regiment.

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