George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Nathaniel Shaw, Jr., 6 February 1781

New London Feby 6th 1781


I wrote you per post last Week Informing of the Disaster the British Fleet mett with, by the Storm on the 22 Ulto. Since that I observe they have Rigg’d the Dismasted Ship with Jury Masts, the Ship that drove on Shore is Intirely lost, and the Ship that is Missing has not Return’d Since—This day a Friggate Saild from the Brittish Fleet and their Remains now att Anchor Three Large Ships & the Bedford Dismasted, Two Ships of Sixty Four Guns & One of Fifty—The Culloden is the Ship that is on Shore the America is the Ship that is Missing. I am Sir Your very hume Servt

Nathl Shaw

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