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From George Washington to Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, 4 August 1782

Newburgh 4th August 1782

My dear Genl

I ask you ten thousand pardons for breaking the Seal of the Inclosed Letter, to your Address. It was put into my hands with other dispatches, and was opened before I discovered the mistake—It happened too, in the moment I was expecting Letters from Sir Guy Carleton. I have the honor to be with Sentiments of the most perfect esteem & regard Yr Excellys Most Obt Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. The Enemy were about making a detachmt from New York, consisting of three Regiments—said to be for Charles Town; but whether the French Fleet now on this Coast will divert them from it I am unable to inform you.

DLC: Rochambeau Papers.

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