From Colonel Goose Van Schaick
Continental Vilage [N.Y.]
October 6th 1778
May it please your Exellency
I have this Moment been informed that a Ship, a Tender & a Galley, are Standing up the River, they where seen off Tallers Point about Ten oClock this morning, under Sail, I have sent off a party of Fifty Men, well officered, to bring off a number of Boats lying at Kings Ferry.1
Your Exellency may rest assured, that if I receive, any further inteligence of the Motions of the Enemy, it shall be forwarded as Soon as possible. I am with perfect Esteem, Your Exellencies most humble Servt
1. Teller’s Point is on the east side of the Hudson River about seven miles downriver from King’s Ferry, N.Y.