George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Heath, 14 September 1780

Newport Sept. 14th 1780

Dear General

I am informed by the masters of the coasting vessells and Boats, that Shewing their passes at the Fort on [Connancut] Island is attended with much difficulty and hazard on account of the ruffness of the water at that place, and that shewing the Passes at the Fort on [Brintons] Point on the South Side of the Harbour would be much more Convenient and Safe, if this alteration sh[ou]d be agreable to Your Excellency, I request you would be pleased to give orders accordingly. I have the honor to be with great regard & Esteem your Excellencys most Obedt Servt

W. Heath

MHi: Heath Papers.

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