Niack June 30th 1781 10 oClock in the Morning
I am Just informed by very good authority, that there is lately a fleet arriv’d at York with Troops what Number I cannot learn, but it is Reported they are from Virginia, Like wise that a fleet has saild out the east River and have Return’d, in consequence of the French Fleet meating them—A great Number of Heavy cannon is posted allong the side of the Crick by Kings bridge, The Yauger Horse is certainly encampt near the bridge They came there yesterday. I am with every sentiment of respect and Esteam Your Excellency’s most Obedient and Very Humble Serveant
Jno. Pray Capt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.