Nyack Novr 19th 1782
I inclose your Excellency two York papers, the latest I have been able to Collect.
There was a verry considerable Embarcation taking place Yesterday at York.
It is Confidentially Reported that the Enemy are a going to evacuate York Since
The Merchants and Shop Keepers are all gone from the north end of York Island
I expect I shall have some thing more Certain within two or three days, as I have a person in at this time, with proper instructions. I have the Honor to be with Every Sentiment of Respect and Esteem Your Excellencys most Obedt and most Humble Servant
Jno. Pray Capt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.