George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Paterson, 14 May 1781

West Point May 14th 1781


I have just received your Excellencys Letter—The Enemy having retired makes the Disposition mentioned in your Letter, with respect to them, at this Time unnecessary—This Moment I have received the inclosed Letters, which agreeable to your Excellencys desire, as they contain the latest Intelligence I have, I have transmitted—Should I hear any thing more, respecting this unhappy affair—I shall as early as possible communicate it. Your Excellency—I am respectfully Your obedient and very humble servant

John Paterson

PHi: Gratz Collection.

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