George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Gamaliel Dwight Lyman, 22 March 1781

Fairfield March 22, 1781


By Particular information an Expedition is formed against the Eastern part of the state of Massachuts Bay consisting of Two Thousand Refugees & Fifteen Hundred British Troops which has been laid before Sr Henry Clinton & by him forwarded to the King the answer is expected daily; and the Troops expect to embark and keep Possession of that part of America—and as Casio Bay is the Object, Your Excellency will take the Information as You please.

I must beg Your Excellencys attention to my Particular Situation one moment as I served in the British army before this war commenced and by Your Excellencys Indulgence when Prisr of War was released am now out of the British Lines & shall esteem it a favr to receive & obey Your Orders.

Should any Vacancy in the Army happen which I am fit for under Your Command Your Excellencys Recommendation will confer an Obligation on Your Excellencys most obedient Humble Servant

Gam. D. Lyman

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