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To George Washington from Henry Lee, 16 July 1780

Shrewsbury 16th July 1780 11 at night

Sir

Admiral Greave has most certainly arrived with six sail of the line & is now joined with the fleet under Admiral Arbuthnot before the hook.

This communication I presumed would have been made to your Excly by Gen. Furman, during whose presence in this county I conceived no intelligence from me was expected.

That my business here was to expedite his dispatches to collect provisions for the F[r]. fleet & to protect the guides.

I have a detachment of my horse posted near Brunswick another near English town, for the purpose of giving speed[y] conveyance of intelligence. I have the honor to be sir with perfect respect your Excellys most ob. h. sert

Henry Lee Junr

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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