From Lieutenant George Hurlbut
New Rochel [N.Y.] 29th Augst 78
I am set don to inform your Excellency the Fleet, are now at Anchor Betwen Horse & Rye Neck1—the Guard Ship of 16. Guns has been Stationed, Sixteen Months, Betwen Heart, & City, Island is now with the fleet—two Briggs and a small Tender, is left in her place—a few small Sloops, are now Sailing for Newyork. I am your Excellency’s most Obed. Servt
1. Rye Neck, now named Peningo Neck, extends southward into Long Island Sound from Rye, New York.