Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 2nd 1781
I have the honor to inform your Excellency of the sailing of the Embarkation, which I mentioned in my Letter of the 13th of December. The Fleet consisting of thirty two Sail, left the Hook on the 22nd Ulto with a Detachment of about Sixteen hundred Troops on Board, under the command of Arnold. It is conjectured they are designed as a further reinforcement to the Southern Army, which is said to be greatly weakened, by the severity of the service and climate. I have the honor to be With great respect & esteem Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant
Ct: Trumbull Papers.