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To George Washington from Elias Dayton, 9 March 1782

Chatham March 9th 1782

Sir

Last night I received the enclosed and as it contains intelligence that may be of consequence to the states, I have taken the liberty of forwarding it to your Excellency by the first opportunity.

I am informed that the British are actually at work in erecting lines from North to East River, particulars of which I shall have soon, a number of ships are said to have just arrived at Sandy Hook. I hope very soon to learn where they are from. I have the honor to be Your Excellencys Most Hbl. Servant

Elias Dayton

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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