George Washington to Marquis de Lafayette
[Bergen County, New Jersey] July 22, 1780. Regrets that the Chevalier de Ternay objects to entering the harbor. Asserts need for arms and powder. Regrets inability to visit Rochambeau. Urges Lafayette to impress on the French difficulties involved in a siege of New York. Sends rumor of British embarkation for Rhode Island.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.