1781 May 31. George Washington LS to Marquis de Lafayette; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York].
[Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, , from the Henry Clinton papers ]
“Public letter” Commends Lafayette on his actions and praises him most for his refusal to conduct correspondence with [Benedict] Arnold. Discusses army movements, confirms that 1500 to 2000 men embarked from New York and should be expected near Chesapeake or further South.