George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Anne-César, chevalier de La Luzerne, 30 June 1781

c.30 June 1781

Le chr dela luzerne suplie le general Whasington de vouloir bien faire passer a mr le comte de rochambeau la lettre cy jointe, il a ainsi l’honneur de lui addresser un bultein qui lui est envoÿe par des personnes dignes de luÿ, il saisit avec empressement cette occasion de renouveller a son excellence les assurances de son respect.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


c.30 June 1781

The News brought by the Brother of Mr Fitzsimmonds is that some days before his departure (7 of June) a Fleet of 60 sail arrived at Charlestown from Cork in Ireland having on board between three and four thousand men of which 2000 were debarked and the rest sent to Augustin and New York. 25 sail escorted by a Vessel of 50 Guns would depart a little after for that last place. Lord Rawdon was at Charles town having been obliged to abandon his post at Motts. Georgetown is evacuated and there were not more than 450 regular troops at Charles town before the arrival of the Reinforcement, which alone hindered the evacuation of that town. All communication between that place and the Country was almost cut off by the Americans where parties advanced often within 5 Miles. They knew nothing yet of the taking of pensacola. But they had sent some Reinforcements to Georgia a little time before.

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