Shrewsbury 16th July 1780 11 at night
Admiral Greave has most certainly arrived with six sail of the line & is now joined with the fleet under Admiral Arbuthnot before the hook.
This communication I presumed would have been made to your Excly by Gen. Furman, during whose presence in this county I conceived no intelligence from me was expected.
That my business here was to expedite his dispatches to collect provisions for the F[r]. fleet & to protect the guides.
I have a detachment of my horse posted near Brunswick another near English town, for the purpose of giving speed[y] conveyance of intelligence. I have the honor to be sir with perfect respect your Excellys most ob. h. sert
Henry Lee Junr
DLC: Papers of George Washington.