From Lieutenant George Hurlbut
New Rochel [N.Y.]
28th August 78
May it please your Excellency
The fleet that were Anchor’d off Frogs point mov’d up Early this Morning, came to Anchor off City Island—72. Sail past this place to day, under Convoy of 4. Ships—Chief of them appeared to be very deeply Laden, But very few had Forage on deck—above half have Anchored off Heart Island, the Remainder joind the Fleet Below—they keep Constanly passing & Repassing from one fleet to the other—from your Obd. Servt
N.B. the last of the fleet past at 2 P.M.