From Brigadier General William Woodford
Paramos [N.J.] 5th Octr 1778
The last inteligence I recd gives me great reason to think the Enemy are about to move—the inhabitants of Hackensack inform’d an Officer of Horse I sent out yesterday, that 100 Waggons pass’d that with Forrage to the Boats, & that 3000 Troops marched for New York.1 the Officers with them said they were to go immediately to the West India’s.2
I have a party down from whom I expect some thing to be depended upon—I shall communicate any thing that is worth notice to Head Quarters. I am Respectfully Your Excellencys Most Obedt humble Servt
2. Maj. Gen. James Grant’s West Indies expedition sailed from Sandy Hook on 3 November.