George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathaniel Peabody, 14 September 1780

Head Quarters Septr 14th 1780


I have been duly favored with yours of the 12th inclosing the sev[eral] articles of intelligence respecting the fleet of our allies; for which I beg you will accept my thanks.

Thro’ several different channels I had previously received information that a squadron of heavy ships, with a number of Frigates had sailed from Cape Francois the destination of which was unknown—I am happy in receiving any additional circumstances, which may tend to ascertain an object of so much importance.

Amongst other things it would have given me pleasure to have been informed of the state of your health; which however I cannot but flatter myself is much bet[ter] [that] it may be speedily and perfectly [recovered] is the sincere wish of Sir Your Most Obedient & Very Hble Servant

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