From Brigadier General Samuel Holden Parsons
Fishkill [N.Y.] 20th March 1778
By a Variety of Accounts from New York the Enemy design a Speedy Mov’ment from thence about Thirty Transports are ballast, Cannon taken on Board & Troops marchd from Kings Bridge to the City last Sunday1 where their Destination is I cannot conjecture from the Informat⟨ion⟩ I have recd, I hope not Up th⟨is Rive⟩r until our Defence is more perfect; I this Moment hear the Fleet Saild the Day before Yesterday and are said to be bound Eastward, they went toward the Hook from New York. your Excellency’s Letter of the 5th I recd the 18th Inst. & Shall pursue your Directions. I am yr Excellency’s Obedt hl. Servt
Saml H. Parsons
1. The previous Sunday was 15 March.