Head Quarters Newburg Decr 3 1782
I have the honor to transmitt to your Excellency the information I have just receivd from General Forman. it has somehow been a long time on the road but I had before transmitted the Marquis de Vaudreuille the very same intelligence which I received by another channell and I now send him this confirmation.
"Friday Nov. 22—The Admirals Ship fired three Guns and the fleet got under way there were 13 large Ships of the line, 1 of 50—2 of 44 Guns 8 Frigates & 8 Transports; they stood to Sea with the Wind at WSW."
By the account of a seaman who left New York after the fleet Sailed there remained with Admiral Digby the Centurion 50 Guns and the Warwick of 50 Guns with 3 or 4 frigates. I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellencys Most Obedt humble Servant