George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Howe, 12 June 1781

West Point June 12th 1781—

Dear Sir

I have just this Minute received the inclos’d Letter, which I transmit your Excellency & should be glad to have sent Directions thereupon. I am with great Respect your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant

Robert Howe

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


Stamford 11th June 1781


Since I wrote you yesterday, I have such intelligence, as I rely on;,that the enemy are making preparation, to come with considerable force, to this place. Their Design is, to land a body of Troops, from the Island, which are to act in concert, with another body from Kingsbridge. The principle objects, they have in view, are doubtless, to procure, a number of [   ] and destroy the Whale Boats, which of late, have done them considerable injury. The first of these, which is their grand object, they will undoubtedly effect, unless some assistance, can be afforded, by the Continental Troops. Whether that can with propriety be done, and so speedily, as to give the needed relief, you Sir, can best determine. With respect, I am your Obedt Hume Sert

David Waterbury

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