Washington. Letter signed:
Head Quarters, to Colonel George Baylor, 1778 September 22. 1p.
Quarters 22d <Sept> 1778
letter of the 20th Inst I had the pleasure of receiving yesterday.
would wish you to ascertain with as much precision as possible the number of
troops that imbark, and the time of their departure from New York, with what
other circumstances can be gained respecting them.
For this purpose you will use every means in your power, and transmit the
result of the inquiry to me with all expedition.
Your most obt. Servt.
You will keep a careful and constant look out on the North River, and
should you observe any number of transports in motion [inserted:
this way] you will give the earliest notice possible to the commander at West
Published in Fitzgerald, John C. The
Writings of George Washington. vol.