Fairfield Novr 24th 1780 6 OClock A.M.
I take this earliest opportunity to inform your Excellency that I have returned from Long Island with the Troops ordered for my Command. I have no time to be particular, as I have not yet obtained a Return of the Prisoners, or the Articles taken at fort St George, near Smith’s house, they having not all arrived at this Place As I am sure your Excellency must be concerned for the Detachmt having never heard from us since the Commd was ordered, this must serve to inform you that your Excellency’s orders of the 11th inst. have been most punctually executed and with very little loss on our Part. I have the honor to be &c.
N.B. The original was dated the 25th thro’ mistake.