George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Lee, 16 July 1780

Shrewsbury 16th July 1780 11 at night


Admiral Greave has most certainly arrived with six sail of the line & is now joined with the fleet under Admiral Arbuthnot before the hook.

This communication I presumed would have been made to your Excly by Gen. Furman, during whose presence in this county I conceived no intelligence from me was expected.

That my business here was to expedite his dispatches to collect provisions for the F[r]. fleet & to protect the guides.

I have a detachment of my horse posted near Brunswick another near English town, for the purpose of giving speed[y] conveyance of intelligence. I have the honor to be sir with perfect respect your Excellys most ob. h. sert

Henry Lee Junr

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