George Washington to Chevalier Destouches
New Windsor [New York] February 27, 1781. Is pleased with Destouches’s success in Chesapeake Bay. States need of ships to aid the Marquis de Lafayette. Asserts that an attack on British ships off Cape Fear should relieve situation in North Carolina.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; LS, in the handwriting of H, Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey. This letter has a postscript in Washington’s handwriting.