To Vice Admiral d’Estaing
Head Qrs White plains July 26th 1778
I had the honor of writing you the inclosed Letter from Haverstraw Bay, which was intended to introduce Colonel Sears to your notice.1 This Gentlemen set out with Captain Dobbs, a pilot, of the first established reputation, to offer their services to the Squadron under your command. Before they had an opportunity of reaching the Fleet, they sailed from the Road off Sandy Hook. Colo. Sears is still desirous of manifesting his zeal in this our common cause and will be happy if he can contribute in the smallest degree to the success of the Enterprize, which you have formed against Rhode Island. I have the Honor to be with every sentiment of respect & esteem Sir Yr Most Obedt sert
Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. The enclosed letter has not been found.