George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain Henry Lee, Jr., 23 November 1777

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.”

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