George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Howe, 29 August 1780

Colo. Sprouts Tent Thursday morning 29 August 1780

Dear sir

Since mine of this morning I have seen a Deserter who confirms very nearly the intelligence I sent your Excellency in my other letter, as to the Enemy’s crossing to york Island, and by a man who come from East chester I learn also that they have cross’d and then Sir Henry Clinton left Long Island the 25th Instant & went to New York these circumstances tho trifling in themselves yet as they seem to Corroborate what went before I trouble you with them. I am Dear sir most Respectfully yr Excellency’s most ob Ser.

R. Howe

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