From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene
Camp Long Island
Fryday 5 OClock P.M. [26 July 1776]
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
ALS, DLC:GW. This letter is docketed in Samuel Blachley Webb’s writing “Long-Island 26th July 1776.”
1. James Chambers was lieutenant colonel of Col. Edward Hand’s 1st Continental Regiment.