December 15, 1780

1780 December 15 (Friday).  delivers me a letter from Mr. Quincy of the 6th.  Rev. Mr. Israel Evans, a Chaplain to General Poor’s Brigade, recommended to me by Mr. Grosvenor, came and lodged here.  He relates how General Washington was in Arnold’s plot, was designed to be Surprised and taken, at Col. Beverly Robertson’s House in Philip’s Manor, over against West Point.