<br /> Lee Letter: b100

Washington and Lee University

Sender: Arthur Lee
Recipient: Richard Henry Lee

Upon my arrival here in my way to Madrid, I found a letter dated Feby. the 2d. from a confidential Correspondent, which contains the following passage.

“Ten thousand Germans are already engaged, and Ships sent to convey them; the number of British cannot exceed three thousand, & those very indifferent. But much is expected from their being sent early. Boston is certainly to be attacked in the Spring. Burgoyne is to command. Howe will probably turn against Philadelphia. The Government expects great advantages from dissentions in Pennsylvania.”

Notes:

George Washington PapersLibrary of Congress

Richard Henry Lee enclosed this extract in his letter to George Washington of 29 April 1777. Printed in James Curtis Ballagh, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, Volume 1, 1762 – 1778, pp. 284.