George Washington to Comte de Rochambeau
New Windsor [New York] February 7, 1781. Hopes that the French have been able to take advantage of the damaged British fleet. Sends news of Benedict Arnold’s operations in Virginia. Has heard unofficially that Maryland has acceded to the Confederation and that Virginia has relinquished its claim to “country West of the Ohio, in favour of the United States.”
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.