Veals Ford on Croton July 22d 1780 9 oClock P.M.
I have this moment recd the enclosed from the Cu’s which I have the Honour to enclose to your Excellency & forward by Express to Genl Howe—Least the Intelligence of the Embarkation of Troops for the Eastward should not be recd from your Excellency at Rhode Island in season, I have forwarded that part of the Intelligence which respects the Destination of the British Fleet & Army Eastward, to Major Genl Heath.
If any matters contained in the enclosed blank Letter from Cu Junr should respect the plan of our future Correspondence (of which I lately wrote) should be obliged to Your Excellency for such Extracts as may be necessary. I have the Honour to be with great Esteem Your Excellency’s most Obedt Hble Servt
P.S. The Letter from C. Junr is directed to Col. Floyd at Brick–Haven because he is a disaffected Person, & should the Bearer of that letter be stopped & searched nothing of importance could be discovered, as the letter appears to be on matters of business.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.