George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jacob Bayley, 24 May 1781

Newbury 24th May 1781


Since my Last some Deserters Came In and Confirm the former accounts of the Enemys Building a Block house or Post on Masco also thier Preperation to Attack this Place large number of Battaux are Building at St Johns the French remain very Friendly and that Bread is very Scarce in Canada they Pay at Some Places a guine pr Bushel at others less but none less than Half a guine, we have no assistance here from any Quarter we have reason to fear this Country will be attacked Soon. I am Your Excelencys Humble Servant

Jacob Bayley

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