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From George Washington to Major General Lafayette, 31 July 1778

To Major General Lafayette

Head Quarters White plains 31st July 1778

Dear Marquis

I had, last Night, the pleasure of receiving yours of the 28th dated at saybrook. I hope your next will inform me of your arrival at Providence, and of your having seen the Count D’Estaings Fleet off the Harbour of Newport, an event, of which I am most anxious to hear. The inclosed letters were recd from Philada by Express.1 I am Dear Marquis with the greatest Regard Yr most obt & humble Servt.

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The enclosures have not been identified.

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