George Washington Papers

From George Washington to David Forman, 10 July 1780

Head Quarters Passaick Falls July 10th 1780

Dear Sir,

You will herewith receive Dispatches for His Excellency the Count de Rochambeau and the Chevalier de Ternay, or such other Admiral as may command the Fleet expected from France. Their contents are of the most important and interesting nature; and I have to request the favor of you to send them on board the fleet as soon as possible, after they arrive on the Monmouth Coast, or off the Hook, by a sure and expeditious conveyance. If circumstances will admit, I shall be happy if you will be the Bearer yourself; and that you will upon every occasion afford our Allies such Assistance as may be in your power.

Besides conveying the Dispatches to the Fleet, I am to entreat that the moment you are advised of their arrival, you will dispatch a trusty and safe Express with a letter to Captain Patrick Dennis near Baskenridge to announce the same, and also another to myself. I have no scruples in making these several requests, because I have constantly experienced your readiness to render every good office in your power, and know your great zeal for your Country’s service. I am Dear Sir, With great regard and esteem Your Most Obedt Servt

G. Washington.

NjR: Theodore Stanton Papers.

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