Newbury 30th May 1782
I sent your Excelency an account of the Corrisspondence which might be carried on between Capt. Thomas Johnson and the Enemy by Genll Lincoln and also other matters relating the Transactions of the leading men in Vermont with the Enemy &c. as those matters Seem to be ripening fast and Exspect they will be Soon put them Into Execution I Send Capt. Bayley with the Letters and accounts from Sd Johnson who will give you other Inteligence and as I am afraid we Shall not be able to Efectually oppose the Enemy, wish your Excelencys Directions respecting those matters I Shall not trouble your Excelency with any more than Saying the Enemy are Doubtless Fortifying at Crown point, Majr James Rogers has been in here and is gone back Satisfied that Most of the leading men in Vermont will not oppose Brittish Goverment I believe he will not find it true tho, many are gone back this Town and Some ajacent Stand fast we Exspect Trouble—from Vermont and Britton Connected I wish for Some Directions and assistance if possiable. I am your Excelencys most Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.