Weathersfield 23d May 1781
I have recd your fav’r of the 21st: If it be reduced to a certainty that the enemy are making another embarkation, I shall not think a total evacuation of New York is improbable, except they hold us in a light more contemptable than I can suppose they do, or unless they look for speedy reenforcements, of which from the latest European intelligences, there were no appearances.
I shall probably set out from hence on Friday Morning. But you will say nothing of it. I am with great Regard yr &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.