West Point 21st June 1781
I have a Letter from an Agent who says that the Troops on Lloyd’s Neck were under marching Orders, but had not march’d the Day before Yesterday—That he was inform’d the Hessians were under Marching Orders also.
I should not have sent on Purpose to convey this, as I expect to hear further, but as I inclose your Excellency some Papers which came by a Flag, it was opportune to carry it—Please Let me have your Directions respecting the Flag & what she brings. I am Sir with the greatest Respect Your most obedient
DLC: Papers of George Washington.