Fairfield July 30th 1781
This day I arrived from Long Island the latest Intelligence I could Obtain was Friday last—Of the Sailing of Admiral Graves from Sandy Hook for Virginia, for the purpose of Conveying Lord Cornwallis, with his Fleet & Army at New York.
Lieut. Genl Reisdel is on Board a Fleet with German Troops Consisting of between Seven & Five Hundred—& Bound for Canada, which is In Consequence of the Arrival of a Sloop of War, Informing, that a fleet Consisting of Twelve Sail of the Line & Ten Thousand Troops had sailed from Brest for Canada.
The above Intelligence was Received from Mr Culper.
Inclosed is the Draft of the Fort at Lloy’ds Neck. I am sir, with the Greatest Respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedt Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.