Round Hill Augt 21st 1780 1. OClock A.M.
The enclosed Dispatches having just come to hand, I have the honor to forward them to Your Excellency by Express.
The Express which bro’t the enclosed, & the other Letters from Rhode Island, was fired on by a Party of seven armed Men, between Stanwick & this Place, about 12 oClock last night—He happily escaped without injury. I have the Honor to be with great Rega[rd] Your Excellencys Hble Ser[vt]
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
Fairfield Augt 21st 1780
I this Morning Came from the Iseland I got three boates Last Saterday Night and Went over in Surch of Glover and Hoyght but Could hear Nothing of them they Never Stay’d to bury their Dead Man, they Carried Another Away With them Mortiley Wounded Setalket is full of Troops it is thought they Are going Eastward Austin Came to Me yesterday and Told Me I had best Not Come on to the Middel of Next Weak as the Tro[ops] is Sow thick in Town and Marching Eastward I Wrote to you the Eighteen[th] Inst. Which I Expet has Come to han[d Kinner] is Sow he Will be Abel to [Due] Duty Soon as he Wilt be Wanted I heard Nothing from Culper this Time I should bin Back the Next D[ay] had Not the Wind bin Sow high their Was A small fleat of Large Ships Went to the Westward this Morning Capt. Jervis Supplyd Me With Men this Time to Cross I Shall Want one Man to Make up My Crew for one boate and Should be Exceeding glad of five More to Man the other boate for the Crossed Ruffigers are Sow thick I Cant go Amis of them. I am With Respect your obedt Humbil Servant