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From George Washington to Arthur St. Clair, 23 May 1781

Weathersfield 23d May 1781

Dear Sir

I have recd your fav’r of the 21st: If it be reduced to a certainty that the enemy are making another embarkation, I shall not think a total evacuation of New York is improbable, except they hold us in a light more contemptable than I can suppose they do, or unless they look for speedy reenforcements, of which from the latest European intelligences, there were no appearances.

I shall probably set out from hence on Friday Morning. But you will say nothing of it. I am with great Regard yr &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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