George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, 12 October 1780

Head Quarters Prackness Octobr 12th 1780


Your Excellency’s letter of the 5th did not arrive ’till late last evening—I agree in opinion with you on the utility of asking to have your present park doubled; but I think this will suffice. Though we are not well provided with siege artillery, we shall be able to supply the deficiency.

We are again told of an embarkation at New York on the point of sailing; the number is not ascertained; but the embarkation does not appear to be general. So soon as I obtain particulars and with certainty, I shall do myself the honor to transmit them to you.

I had the pleasure of writing to you the 10th; by the same opportunity went some imptant dispatches from the Marquis de la Fayette for France. I am Sir With the greatest regard Your most Obedt servt

Go: Washington

P.S. I have Just received the inclosed curious performance—the completion of Arnolds disgrace which I send for your amusement.

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