Malvern Hill 1st August 1781.
I have the honor to inclose your Excellency the report which has been made me this morning from Commodore Barron, of the fleets having sailed, and of its destination being Baltimore. With the greatest respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellency’s most ob. ser.
I beg leave to mention Majr Macpherson to your Excellency for his very distinguished zeal and services in this quarter.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.