Bedford New Purchase Octr 31st 1780
I have just received information that Sir Henry Clinton was to embark last Thursday. The Troops that have embarked are as follows Two Battalions of Guards The light Infantry a Corps of Infantry from the new raised Regiments Hessian Grenadiers forty second Regiment & Fannings Regiment also forty Men from Robinsons Regiment for Sir Henrys life Guards. Seven Sail of the line are to go as a Convoy. I suspect to hear with certainty tomorrow the number of Troops Convoy &c. If it differs from the above will write you immediately. I am with esteem Your Excellencys most obedt Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.