Head Quarters Bergen County 27th July 178
By advices received last night from the Count de Rochambeau, I am informed that the British Fleet were off Block Island on the 22d instant. I have at his request transmitted this intelligence to the Minister of France—I have also recd intelligence from New York that a number of troops were embarked on Board Transports in the Sound— It is given out that Sir Henry Clinton is determined upon making an attempt upon the French Troops on Rhode Island. I shall in consequence of these advices put the Army here and at the Highlands in readiness to act as circumstances may require. I have the honor &ca
DLC: Papers of George Washington.