Elizth Town April 11th 82
I recieved your Excellencys letter enclosing the instructions—& the one from Newburg of the 2nd Inst the contents of which I shall attend to—I make no doubt of the truth of the information it contained; I have similar accounts.
Yesterday a fleet said to be from Charles Town arrived at the Hook, consisting of 130 sail; I am in doubt whether there are Troops on board or not; I shall however know its history this evening; & if of consequence shall write by express tomorrow.
A ship of War from the West Indies came in yesterday; what news she brings has not transpired.
I expect something important may turn up within a few days, beside a certain affair, which I will communicate by Col. Smith, who is good enough to wait untill the time I expect it may happen. I am with the utmost esteem your Excellencys humble sev[t]
DLC: Papers of George Washington.