George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Heath, 31 July 1780

Newport July 31. 1780 6 o Clock P.M.

Dear General

About noon his Excellency General Count de Rochambeau received your Letter announcing that Sir Henry Clinton might be expected this way about the same time I received similar intelligence from General Howe, Governor Trumbull General Parsons &c.

The militia were immediately remanded, and every preparation is making to give the Enemy a proper Reception. I have the honor to be With the greatest Respect Your Excellencys Most obedient Servant

W. Heath

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