George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant George Hurlbut, 26 August 1778

From Lieutenant George Hurlbut

New Rochel [N.Y.]
26th August 78

May it please your Excellency

I am set down to report the occurrences of the Day—Early this morning discoverd 16 Ships, Anchored off frogs point, Several of them appeared to be very large—upon my Return, two Boat loads, of the Inhabitants of City Island, attempted to cut off my Retreat—receivd sundry shotts from them—at 2 P.M. 2 large Briggs, & Sloop, from the Eastward, Anchored off, near Huntington Harbour, near the same time, 6 Small Vessels, supposed to be foragers—went to the Eastward—I have the Honor, to be your Excellencys most Obedient Hbl. Servt

george Hurlbut,
Lieut. 2nd Regt Lt D——

ALS, CSmH: Grenville Kane Collection.

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