George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elias Dayton, 17 July 1780

Head Quarters 17th July 1780

Dear Sir

I have recd yours of yesterday with the intelligence it inclosed—That the French and Spanish Fleets have formed a junction at Martinico is true, but we have had no accounts of any engagement since the junction.

Having no reason to suppose that the Deserters are imposters, I have permitted them to go back with the Guard to get their Cloaths which they say were left at Head Quarters—Mr Woodruff is to have his Horse delivered to him—You may then give them papers and let them go to their former places of abode—I have not yet recd any further advices from Rhode Island. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt

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