George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Charles Scott, 30 August 1778

From Brigadier General Charles Scott

[Westchester County, N.Y.] 9 oClock 30th Augt 1778


I have inteligence from York by good Authority that Seven of the Cork fleet is arived—Which Braught 600 Marins, that they war imbarking Heavy Cannon Yesterday and other Stors, 4 or 5 Brigads imbarked two days ago part of which Was from long Island, those from York Saild Out at the Hook the others eastward, all the remainder Of the fleat was taking in Stors, it is the Genl oppinion of the Inhabitance that the enemy Are about to leave New York with all possable Dispatch. But they themselves give out that they are upon Som expedition to the eastward, it is Currantly reported in York two Days ago that Genl Sullaven had withdrawn his troops from Rhod Island. I shall have farther Accts tomorrow by the very best Authority, be assurd That every possable Care shall be taken to get the Eearliest intillegence. I am Your Excellencys Obt Servt

Chs Scott

ALS, DLC:GW. Scott’s signed note on the cover of this letter reads: “Pass the Bearer to Head Quarters.”

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