<br /> Lee Letter: n104

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Dear Sir:

I have your favr. of the 21st. No occurrence has happened since I
wrote to you last, except the evacuation of Stoney and Verplanks
Points, which took place on the 22d. I have not heard from Rhode Island
since the 15th. when General Gates wrote me that the enemy were
seemingly making every preparation for evacuating that place also.
Should Count D’Estaing reach the Hook without touching at the Delaware,
you will be pleased to communicate the foregoing with the other
intelligences in your possession. Be kind enough to forward the
inclosed to Genl. Du Portail and Colo. Hamilton at Egg Harbour.

I am,
etc.1

Notes:

1 The draft is in the writing of Tench Tilghman.