Cortland manor July 14th 1781
a person just Came from moresane informs that Delances cor is about five hundred Strong They keep a very good loock out at nights not very good a dayes at night they lay along the [fenesis] expecting the hors. he went to new york by water Expecting to Come out by way of the bridge but cold not git permission very few troops in the [ ] and by what he cood learn not very Strong at the bridge som on long iland [ ] has persons pasing [ ] the friench incampment all most Every day som times men som times [ ].
if an atack should be mad att moresane about Eight oclock in the morning they are most of them guarde [ ] youre very humble Servent
DLC: Papers of George Washington.