George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Patrick Henry, 3 January 1778

To Patrick Henry

Head Quarters Valley Forge 3d Jany 1778


Colo. Innes having staid a few days longer than he expected, it affords me an opportunity of inclosing you the Returns of the Virginia Regiments which I promised in mine of the 27th December.1

I refer you to Colo. Innes for more full information, than I have given you by letter, of matters relating to the Virginia line. A valuable prize has fallen into General Smallwoods hands at Wilmington, I have not the particulars of her whole Cargo, but there are three hundred Chests of Arms besides many other useful Articles.2 I have the honor to be with great Respect Yr Excellency’s most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, PVfHi; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See GW to James Innes, 2 January. The enclosed returns have not been identified.

2GW is referring to the capture of the British transport brig Symmetry (see William Smallwood to GW, 30 Dec. 1777, n.3).

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