<br /> Lee Letter: n105

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Dr. Sir:

By a letter, which Genl. Greene received from Mr. Bowen a D.Q.M.G dated Newport the 26th instant, it appears that on monday night last
the enemy evacuated Rhode Island and that Genl. Gates took possession
of the place on Tuesday morning. I have no doubt as to the truth of the
event, altho’ by some accident or other I have not received the advice
from Gen. Gates.

I am, &c.1


1 The draft is in the writing of James McHenry.