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From George Washington to Paul-François-Jean-Nicolas, comte de Barras, 23 May 1781

Weathersfield 23d May 1781.


I am sorry that the unexpected appearance of the British Fleet off the Harbour of New port deprived me of the pleasure of meeting you at this place—I must refer you to His Excellency the Count de Rochambeau for the plan of operations which has been settled between us and have the honor to be with very great consideration Yr Excellency’s Most obt Servt.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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