Longways for as many as will
A1 8 First couple cross and go below, second couple move up. A2 8 First couple turn partner (Now improper). A2 8 First couple cross and go below NEXT couple, who move up. A2 8 First couple turn partners (Now proper). B1 4 First couple leads up to "progressed" place, second couple go down on outside. 8 First couple circle with original seconds. 4 All turn single (left). B2 8 Circular hey. 8 Turn partners.
There is another version from “Country Dances from Colonial New York: James Alexander's Notebook, 1730”
A1 1-8 M1 hey with women A2 1-8 W1 hey with men B1 1-4 C1 "cross over 2 couples" skipping 5-8 C1 lead to top and cast off 1 place B2 1-8 C1 and C2 4 changes R&L
Note that these latter instructions do not define the cross over 2 couples. Suggestion: Cross over and go down past 2 couples, then lead to top and cross and cast 1 place. Or cross, cast 1, cross, cast 1. (Latter quite demanding in time.)