Philadelphia May 23. 1781
I do myself the Honor of transmitting for your Excellency’s Approbation, the enclosed Copies of Despatches from General Greene, from No. 1 to 6, if the Information hath been already communicated (which is probable) by General Greene, the Trouble of perusing these Papers will be unnecessary, the Expence of transmitting them is inconsiderable.
By the latest Accounts from Virginia & North Carolina, General Phillips was near Petersburgh and Lord Cornwallis at Hallifax. I have the Honor to be, with the greatest Regard Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant
P.S. Your Excellency’s Despatches of the 17th have been duly received.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.