George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens, 28 July 1778

To Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens

Head Quarters White plains 28th July 1778

My dear Sir

I recd yours from Lebanon and that from Point Judith.1 You have my warmest thanks for the great expedition of your Journey and for your exertions since your arrival at Rhode Island. I anxiously wait an account of the Admirals arrival, and of the effect which the appearance of the Fleet had. I wish you success and safety as I am My dear Sir sincerely and Affecty Yrs

Go: Washington

LS (photocopy), in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW, series 9. GW signed the cover of the LS.

1See Laurens to GW, 23 and 25 July.

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