George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, 3 March 1781

Elk March the 3d 1781

Dear General

Having Been Impowered By Congress, the Board of War and the Virginia delegates to oppen Any Letter directed to them, I also took the liberty of Reading that of Baron de Stubens to Your Excellency wherein I found Useful intelligences.

My presence had been necessary to forward every Article from philadelphia—as soon as it Could Be spared I came here with all possible Speed—But notwithstanding promises the vessels were not Ready. My exertions shall be such that I hope we May be embarked Before we Hear of the Arrival of our friends. Most Respectfully and Affectionately I Have the Honor to Be Your Excellencys Most obedient Humble Servant


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