Head Quarters New Windsor 2d Jany 1781
Since my last I have gained information, through the Channel upon which I most depend, that the embarkation which sailed from New York the 20th last Month consisted of about sixteen hundred Men, cheifly detachments from the British German and New Corps—I hear of no entire Corps but the Queens Rangers—Arnold commands.
We have various reports, thro’ the New York papers and our own, of an affair between Genl Sumpter and Tarleton; the printers on both sides make it a victory. I wish you many and happy new Years and am with very great Regard Dear Sir Yr most obt and hble Servt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.