George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, 3 June 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor June 3d 1781


I am sorry to inform you that one of our Messengers has been taken between this place and Morris Town. Among other Dispatches he had that which your Excellency enclosed in yours of the 28th of May for the Minister of France. The Enemy can gain no material information from my Letters and I Shall be happy to hear that they will be disappointed in yours.

By Letters of the 24th of May from the Marquis de la Fayette, Lord Cornwallis had formed a junction with General Arnold at Petersburg—and as a number of Transports with Troops had arrived in Hampton Roads, I take it for granted they were the same which sailed from New York the 13th of May. With the most perfect respect I have the honor to be Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant

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