To Brigadier General Charles Scott
Head Quarters Fredericksburg 26th Sepr 1778
I have yours of Yesterday. There are three facts contained in it which I would wish you to ascertain if possible. The embarkation of the Troops, their number and destination. The embarkation of the Cavalry, and whether there was a meeting of the Refugees and what was the Business proposed to them. From the correspondence which you say you have now established I hope for information that will unfold the real designs of the Enemy. I am &ca.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.