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The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, by his Grandson Charles Francis Adams (Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1856). 10 volumes. Vol. 7.
Part of: The Works of John Adams, 10 vols.
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GEORGE WASHINGTON TO JOHN ADAMS.
Head Quarters, near York, in Virginia, 22 October, 1781.
As the transmission of the inclosed paper through the usual channel of the department of foreign affairs would, on the present occasion, probably be attended with great delay, and recent intelligence of military transactions must be important to our ministers in Europe at the present period of affairs, I have thought it would be agreeable both to congress and your Excellency that the matter should be communicated immediately by a French frigate despatched by Admiral de Grasse.
Annexed to the capitulation is a summary return of the prisoners and cannon taken in the two places of York and Gloucester.
I have added, upon the principles above mentioned, a copy of General Greene’s report of his last action in South Carolina.
I have the honor to be your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble servant,