George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Elias Dayton, 15 July 1780

Elizabeth Town July 15th 1780


Since sealing the letter of this morning to your excellency—I have received the following very particular account of Admiral Greaves’s force &c. Viz.

Commanders Ships names Guns
Admiral Greaves London 90
Sir Charles Ogle Resolution 74
Capt. Affleck Bedford 74
Captn Burnet Royal Oak 74
Capt. Thompson Prudent 64
Unknown America 60-64

Admiral Graves has demanded 1000 Seamen immediately the new york merchants have agreed to furnish them. It was reported that the great part of the army was to leave New york to go to the west Indies, & that this would soon have taken place, if the arrival of the french fleet does not prevent it. Yor Excllency Humble servent

Elias Dayton

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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