George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Lee, 25 July 1780

Shrewsbury 25th July 1780


Admiral Arbuthnot after many maneuvres off & on has at length moved with his fleet towards Rhode-island & Sir Henry Clinton is preparing to push up the sound with an army.

I have recd your Excllys let. of the 24th.

I shall arrange matters here, & commit the execution of them to Capt. Rudulph, & prepare my route to Easton.

I hope my orders may meet me there, as I wish to expedite the business, not only as it tends to the good of the army, but as it will releive me from a tour of duty which is foreign to the employment I could wish to be engaged in. I have the honor to be with the most perfect respect your Excellency’s Most Ob. h. Sert

Henry Lee Junr

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