Highlands April 7. 1782.
I take the liberty to enclose the two latest New York papers that have come to my hand.
Two deserters from the enemy who came in this morning, inform me it was reported five or six days since, that there was a hot press for seamen in New York—that it was said a detachment from the grenadiers and other corps were to embark; but the embarkation had not taken place, nor was the destination known. I have the honor to be, With the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant,
DLC: Papers of George Washington.