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From George Washington to John Hancock, 3 August 1781

Head Quarters Dobbs ferry Augt 3d 1781


I this day receiv’d a Letter from the Count Rochambeau, a copy of which is inclos’d, respecting the Militia from the State of Massachusetts, that were some time since requested for the Rhode Island Department; as they have not arrived agreeable to my expectations, I have to request your Excellency to forward them with the utmost dispatch, as it is of the greatest importance that that post is properly secur’d. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect & esteem—Your Excellencys Most Obedt Servant

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