Elizth Town Octor 17 1780
As I have been Some Time Employd by Colo. Dayton for the Purpose of Forwarding Inteligence, & The Colo. is now Sick, & Not in the Way, I take the Liberty to Send the Inclosed Intelegence from two Different Correspondences, Whome I Think Your Excelency may Depend, on their Fidellity, one of Witch is a Liver in New York, The Other is Sent From Here.
My Brother Captn Hendrick’s Informd me, that His Excelency would Be Glad of True Intelegence, @ any Time By Any Chanel.
He Can Inform Your Excelency of More Perhaps than Has been Wrote, As He is Privy to all that Goes for That Purpose, from This Place.
I Should be Glad if He Could have Some Deritctions About the Affair As Long as Colo. Daytons is Sick.
The Person that Lives in New York Is Desirous of having Something Sent him As He is mutch Reducd by Sickness And Other Losses, He has had the Promis of Something By Colo. Dayton.
If it Should be Perfixd I Should Be Very Happy to forward it to Him The most Convenient Way, & if It is in my Power to Serve your Excelency in that Way I Shall be Alway Ready. I am Your Exceleny most Obt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.