Head Quarters Prackness Novr 1st 1780
I yesterday had the honor of receiving your letter of the 20t of October. The sixteenth the embarkation mentioned in my former letter sailed from New York, consisting from my best accounts of about three thousand men, composed of the grenadiers and light infantry and chiefly besides of detachments. As I mentioned to you in my last I believe they are destined to Virginia, or rather North Carolina to cooperate with Cornwallis. They may however have a destination further Southward. I beg you to accept my acknowlegements for obligingly executing the requests contained in my last. I have the honor to be With great esteem Sir Your Most Obed. servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.