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Collection Reference Number GLC04863
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1780 
Title Anthony Wayne to George Washington expressing frustration with contradictory accounts from New York
Date 25 December 1780
Author Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Recipient Washington, George  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Expresses frustration with contradictory accounts from New York. Updates Washington on the movements of the British fleet and states that Benedict Arnold boarded one of the vessels. Reports that he does not know if they have sailed yet. Gives information on Arnold's activities and says he was definitely in New York on Saturday 23 December because he was seen by someone. Remarks that he is attempting to form an intelligence network, "I am endeavouring to form a Chain of Intelligence & will succeed if practicable - should any thing material turn up you may be assured of being Informed the soonest possible." Wishes him a Merry Christmas.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Continental Army  Military History  Navy  Treason  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Spying  Holidays and Celebrations  
People Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)  
Place written Mount Kemble, New Jersey
Theme The American Revolution; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859