Nyack Novr 30th 1782
I send with the bearer of this the mast of the Garland Man of War. Who deserted from her the day before yesterday in York. likewise yesterdays paper. I am inform’d the fleet sailed last Saturday, and Wednesday last. a fleet of Transports arrived from England about 18. in number the most of them Empty. I have the Honor to be with Every Sentiment of Respect and Esteem Your Excellencys most Obedient and most Humble Servt
Jno. Pray Capt.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.