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Letter from John Laurens, October 28, 1779

John Laurens. Letter signed: on board of the Iphigenie, to George Washington, 1779 October 28. 1 p. + doc.

On board of the Iphigenie
28th. October. 1779.

Dear General.

As the Iphegenie will be detained in port ‘till the next Spring Tides – and it is probable that the Division of Ships ordered to the Chesapeak will proceed without her – I have thought it most prudent to embark on board & pilot boat bound to the Fleet – Nothing on my part shall be wanting to deliver your dispatches for Congress [strike-out] [inserted: with the] expedition is necessary in our present circumstances.

I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect

Dear General.
Your most obedt Servt.
John Laurens.

Col. J. Laurens
Oct 28 1779