I arrived here this Day. Part of our Troops are below within eight miles of York; the French and most of the Continental Troops lie still a mile or two above. Our Force is daily growing stronger, & I flatter myself we shall very soon circumscribe Cornwallis within narrower Limits than he has lately been accustomed
Last Week a British Fleet appeared off our Capes, which drew out the Count De Grasse with the greater Part of his Fleet. It is said they engaged, and that after a smart Conflict the Britons fled & were pursued by the French. They have not yet returned, nor have we heard anything from them which can be depended on, but from their Superiority our Hopes are very high.
I shall continue here until the Fate of York is determined, unless the Meeting of our Assembly obliges me sooner to leave the Field; & I expect to have the Pleasure of communicating to you from Time to Time Events of the most agreeable Nature.