From Captain Henry Lee, Jr.
Nor 23d 77.
Yesterday the enemy abandoned Provence island. We have reason to believe that Gen. Clinton with the late reinforcement, & Lord Cornwallis with his body of troops landed on Carpenters island yesterdy, & passed on to the city. The navy have mostly moved up from Chester, & lay off Billingsport. With profound respect Your Excellys most Obt Hum. servt
Heny Lee jr
ALS, DLC:GW. The cover indicates that Lee sent this letter “pr dragoon.”