George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Juan de Miralles, 22 March 1780

Philadelphia 22 de marzo de 1780

Exmo Senor

Muy Sor mio: con fecha de 14 del corriente he tenido el Honor de escrivir á ud en contextacion de la que se sirvio escrivirme el 27 del pasado; Hayer he recivido otra que ud igualmente há tenido á bien escrivirme el 9 del presente dirixida a confirmar la opinion que la Expedicion enemiga que dexó Sandehook el 26 de diciembre se dirixia a la Georgia, los avisos posteriores rezividos de Charlestown persuaden lo puntual del Juicio que ud formó [   ] aquel obxepto; el qual queda contextado por mi Citada repitiendo a de ud las mas exprecivas gracias por la atencion que me dispensa en Comunicarme las noticias que su vigilancia adquiere de las operaciones é ideas del enemigo: que de todo dare parte á la corte y al Governador de la Havana para que a su concequencia ordenen lo que mas combenga, y al mismo efecto espero que la bondad de ud se servira continuarme como se lo suplico la misma gracia de todas las que se los proporcionen. Mientras me repito á su disposicion deseoso qe Nro Sor Gue su Importma Persona los ms. as. que le pido. Exmo Sor. Bl.M de V. EXa su mas atento recondo verdro

Juan De Miralles

Translation

Sir

With date of the 14th Inst. I had the honor of writing your Excy in answer to that which your Excy was pleas’d to direct me the 27th Ulto. Yesterday I received another which your Excy also thought proper to write me under the 9th Inst. design’d to confirm the oppinion that the Enemy’s Expedition which left Sandy Hook the 26th December was destined to Georgia: The late advices received from Charles Town, persuade of the exact Judgement your Excy formed of that Object; which remains answered by my cited Letter, repeating to your Excy the most expressive thanks for the atention which your Excy dispenses me with in comunicating the News your Excy’s vigilancy acquires of the Operations and Ideas of the Enemy, of all which I shall acquaint the Court and the Governor of Havannah as by it’s consequence they may order whatever think proper and to the same efect. I hope that your Excy goodness will be pleas’d to continue of all what may come in your Excy’s way, whilst I repeat myself to the orders and remain with due respect. Sir Your Excy’s most Obedt and most hble Servt

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