TRANSCRIPT GLC 2499.12
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.
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
I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect
Your most obedt Servt.
Col. J. Laurens
Oct 28 1779