George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major Henry Lee, Jr., 25 July 1780

From Major Henry Lee, Jr.

Shrewsbarry [N.J.] 25th July 1780


Admiral Arbuthnot after many maneuvres off & on, has at length moved with his fleet towards Rhode-island & Sir Henry Clinton is preparing to push up the sound with an army.1

I have reced your Excllys let. of the 24th.

I shall arrange matters here, & commit the execution of them to Cap. Rudulph, & pursue my route to Easton.

I hope my orders may meet me there,2 as I wish to expedite the business, not only as it tends to the good of the army, but as it will relei⟨v⟩e me from a tour of duty which is foreign to the employment I could wish to be engaged in. I have the honor to be sir with the most perfect respect your Excellencys most ob. h. sert

Henry Lee Junr


1For this British operation, see GW to Rochambeau, 27 July (second letter), n.3.

Index Entries