To Major General William Heath
Head Quarters New Windsor June 30th 1779
I wrote you this morning by General Woodford—I am glad to find the ideas of your letter correspond with mine1—You will act accordingly—It is the more necessary to proceed with caution as I have just received advice from General Gates, that a considerable detachment sailed from Rhode Island the 25th instant, steering a Western course2—This seems to indicate some serious design this way. I am Sir Your most Obed. humble servant
LS, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, MHi: Heath Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover of the LS.
1. GW is referring to Heath’s letter to him of this date.