Letter from Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau to Thomas Burke
Rochambeau, Jean-Baptiste-Donatien de Vimeur, comte de, 1725-1807
Volume 16, Pages 593-594
GOV. THOS. BURKE TO COUNT DE ROCHAMBEAU.
Hillsborough, Apl. 16th, 1782.
Inclosed is Intelligence this moment received from General Greene. Should the Enemy enter Albemarle Sound ’tis probable they could not escape Such Naval force as the officer Commanding his Most Christian Majesty’s Ships in the Bay of Chesapeak could send round Hateras to Intercept them. I shall order that Intelligence be immediately dispatched to you should they enter the
-------------------- page 594
Sound, tho’ if a Cruise in those Seas should be thought advisable, probably the force should depart without delay. It is nearly certain that the Expedition against Beaufort has already taken effect.
I have the honor to be,
Your very obedt. humb. St., &c.,
Count De Rochambeau.