Head Quarters 3d Augst 1782
Agreeable to my promise I now inclose to your Excellency the Route by Coriell’s Ferry—the particular Stages & Distances I have noted, from which you will form your own Estimation for each Days march.
I was yesterday favored with a Philadelphia paper of the 30th of July, wch mentions the Arrival of 13 Ships of the Line 2 frigates & a Cat under Comd of Monr Vaudreuil at the Capes of Virginia—also the Arrival at Surrinam of 16 Dutch Ships of the Line—& their Success on their passage against the English—how much Reliance may be placed on this Intelligence, I am in Doubt. With very great Regard & Esteem I have the Honor to be sir Your Excellencys
DLC: Papers of George Washington.