Letter from Erastus Wolcott


An Express arrived from New-London, and communicated a copy of a Letter from Erastus Wolcott to the Committee of Saybrook, and is in the words following:

"New-London, August 24, 1776.

"GENTLEMEN: Yesterday in the morning appeared at the east end of Fisher' s Island two of the enemy' s armed frigates and a brig, and this morning they passed by this harbour, standing to the westward. I thought it best to give you this intelligence by express, that you may keep a good look-out, and take what measures your prudence will suggest,


and must leave to you whether or not to forward this from town to town by express, if no direct opportunity offers; this may much depend on what is already known of their being in the Sound, and by observing their motions.

"I am, gentlemen, with esteem and regard, your obedient humble servant,


"To the Committee at Saybrook."