Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Marquis de Lafayette, 3 August 1780

George Washington to Marquis de Lafayette

Peekskill [New York] August 3, 1780. Asks Lafayette to present the situation as it exists to the French commanders and let them decide what course of action they wish to follow. Believes that a major siege must await arrival of second French division. Believes that “a communication may be secured with Long Island by Land batteries.” Reports that the British expedition has returned to New York.

Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

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