Philadelphia May 14. 1781
I am favored with yours of the 11th Instant covering the Extract of Intelligence received from Colonel Dayton which proves to be premature.
Enclosed is the Copy of a Letter this Moment received from a confidential Person giving the latest authentic Intelligence received relative to the Movements of the British Fleet, though a Report prevails that they have since actually sailed, but the Truth of this Report remains to be more fully ascertained. I have the Honor to be, with the most perfect Respect Your Excellency’s most obedt humble Servant
P.S. Your Excys dispatches of the 1st 8th & 10th instt have been receivd.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.