Closter June the 25th 1780
at four oClock in the afternoon The fleet Laid at anchor oppersit Philips Where thay Landed abut Three Thousand Men as neer as I Could Judge I Saw them March up toward Tokeho the fleet Consists of Between fifty or Sixty Vessels two frigates and the Other Cheafly Transports High Water aboutt Seven OClock this afternoon.Your Most Obedeant Humb: Servent
Thomas Blanch Cap[t.]
N.B. if you Chuse to Send to me I Can Let you Know almost Every Hour in the Day About there Movement[s] In the River oppersi[t] Closter
DLC: Papers of George Washington.