29th. The Second division of French joined the first. The whole halted—as well for the purpose of bringing up our rear—as because we had heard not of the arrival of Count de Grasse & was unwilling to discover our real object to the enemy.
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- “[Diary entry: 29 August 1781],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-03-02-0007-0004-0020. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 3, 1 January 1771–5 November 1781, ed. Donald Jackson. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1978, p. 414.]