George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Caleb Brewster, 30 July 1781

Fairfield July 30th 1781


This day I arrived from Long Island the latest Intelligence I could Obtain was Friday last—Of the Sailing of Admiral Graves from Sandy Hook for Virginia, for the purpose of Conveying Lord Cornwallis, with his Fleet & Army at New York.

Lieut. Genl Reisdel is on Board a Fleet with German Troops Consisting of between Seven & Five Hundred—& Bound for Canada, which is In Consequence of the Arrival of a Sloop of War, Informing, that a fleet Consisting of Twelve Sail of the Line & Ten Thousand Troops had sailed from Brest for Canada.

The above Intelligence was Received from Mr Culper.

Inclosed is the Draft of the Fort at Lloy’ds Neck. I am sir, with the Greatest Respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedt Humble Servant

Caleb Brewster

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