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Beckwith, George, Sir (1753-1823) [British spy report]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05224.02 Author/Creator: Beckwith, George, Sir (1753-1823) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 10 September 1781 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Reports on intelligence given by Jesse Sturges, "Washington's army passed that place on his march to Virginia, in order to form a Junction with the French." Informs that Washington has 5000 French and 2000 Continental troops. States that any boat in the Chesapeake that could carry men was used. Reports that the French fleet is in Lynnhaven Bay, Virginia.

People: Beckwith, George, Sir, 1753-1823.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Sturges, Jesse, fl. 1781.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War, Military History, Revolutionary War General, Spying, Continental Army, Battle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Navy

Sub Era: The War for Independence