Letter. W[illiam] Beatty [Jr.], White Plains, to Col. William Beatty, Maryland
Beatty reports that, according to deserters, ". . . the Enemy has sent three Brigades from New York to the west Indies, the rest of their troops to fortify New york and Rhode Island for harbours for their shiping which they Intend to Destroy Our Trade with and Make no More Operations by land . . . ." Also asks for winter clothes "as soon as Possible for I am in great want."