George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Elias Dayton, 17 July 1780

Elizabeth Town July 17th 1780

Sir

The enclosed is the copy of a paper I have just received from New York, which I beleive to be nearly just; excepting five or six of the smaller vessels which are constantly kept out cruising, the fleet is now at anchor just without the hook nearly in the same manner Count DEstaing was in august 1778.

If your Excellency has any hard money for the public service should be glad to have some sent me, as I have promised several persons a reward for their intelligence, and I have never received one shilling from the public for that purpose. I am your Excellencys Most Humble Servant

Elias Dayton

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

Enclosure

11 July 1780

London 90 Admiral Grea[ves]
Alcide[r] 74
Bedford 74
Royal Oak 74
Resolution 74
Robust 74
Prudent 64
Raisonnable 64
Europa 64
Renown 50
Rainbow 50
Romulus 44
Roebuck 44
Blonde 32
Pearl 32
Richmond 32
Iris 32
Trident 32
Guadaloupe 32
Galatea 20
Camilla 20
Delight 16
Swan 16
List of Ships at New York
Europa 64
Raisonable 64
Robust 64
Renown 50
Roebuck 44
Romulus 44
Rainbow 44
Frigates
Iris
Richmond
Guadaloupe
Bonetta Sloop
on a cruise
Virginia
Gallatea

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