George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, 24 June 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh June 24th 1782

Dear sir

At the moment of sending off the inclosed Letter to you of this same date, Your favor of the 8th of this Month, which had been long on the way came to hand.

Your Idea of not moving the French Troops, in our present state of anxious uncertainty, is quite coincident with mine; but it is left entirely to your Judgment to maintain or alter that opinion as you may find necessary on further consideration, or from any good reasons which may occur from further intelligence or information you may receive.

I have no reason to suppose that the news you have from the Flag Vessell of the evacuation of Charlestown & Savanna, is well founded, on the contrary I have every reason to imagine that the Enemy mean to hold what they at present possess.

If you accept the proposal of an interview, I have many things to communciate which may be unsafe to trust to paper. I am Dear Sir with great esteem & regard Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servant

Go: Washington

DLC: Rochambeau Papers.

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