George Washington to Marquis de Lafayette
Morristown [New Jersey] May 16, 1780. Gives reasons why first objective of the French fleet should be New York. Reiterates the importance of having Comte de Guichen1 “come upon this Coast without delay.”
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Luc-Urbain de Bouëxic, Comte de Guichen, lieutenant general and commander in chief of the French navy in the West Indies.