George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Heath, 3 April 1782

Highlands, April 3. 1782.

Dear General,

Inclosed your Excellency will find a New York paper of the 27th ultimo, which came to hand this morning—is the latest I have received.

The escort to the mail on the return from Morristown on Sunday afternoon, was attacked by Moody and his gang a few miles beyond Suffrans—One of the escort was killed but the mail was saved.

I have just received a letter from colonel Tupper, dated at Albany the 25. ultimo, in which he observes—"I am just informed by major Scott that a scout he lately sent out had returned, and report they discovered a party of the enemy below the narrows on South-bay. but their numbers were so superior to that of ours which were a sub’s party only, that our officer thought it not prudent to attack them." Colonel Tupper does not mention the supposed number of the enemy. I have the honor to be With the highest respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant,

W. Heath

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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