God has nowhere promised us exemption from affliction and trial. Indeed, it has been said, with much truth, that the Old Testament promise was one of prosperity, but that the New Testament promise is one of tribulation.
In the course of this summer they passed through all the extensive settlements which lie between Newport and York-Town. Yet so complete was their discipline, that in this long march, scarce an instance could be produced of a peach or an apple being taken, without the consent of the inhabitants.
By great fortune the private letters of British General Clinton were captured. It was in Cipher and after some trouble it was discovered to be in three different Cyphers.
However it was deciphered by a Mr. Lovell, a Member of Congress from Boston, after about two days' labor. By this means W. I had the honor to write to your Excellency yesterday, and now can confirm more than the intelligence then communicated.
Enclosed herewith you will receive copies of two original letters in Cyphers now in my possession, which have been faithfully decyphered, from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord Cornwallis, respecting the designs of the Enemy. This information has been forwarded to his Excellency General Washington.
I pray God to direct your Counsels, and protect you in the hour of battle P. The British Admiral has now 26, if not 29 ships of the line.
He had not sailed on Thursday the 11th instant, by the best information I can get. My two last letters must, I know from your opinion of my character, have spread the wings of your expectation.
My intelligence was true; the inclosed copies of two original letters from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord Cornwallis, which I have in cyphers, and which have been faithfully decyphered by Mr Lovell whose key I had the honor to forward to you about a fortnight ago more than prove the fact.
I shall make no comment on the letters of Sir Henry, lest I should wade beyond my depth, but I rest assured you will excuse what I think it a duty to add. As to the three additional ships, they are supposed to have come from the West Indies, and are said to have arrived the beginning of last week.
Among the letters all being carefully enclosed in lead I have found some, that will enable me to prevent some men of Sussex County in the State I have the honor to represent, from doing us much mischief, and perhaps they may enable me to make further discoveries: I never heard of them before, and not having time to satisfy myself where they lie, must refer it to your enquiry.
It is far from my thoughts to intermeddle in the operations of the campaign, but I know you will pardon me for suggesting to Major General Heath, that after Sir Henry Clinton sails, it is my opinion there will not be above Four thousand land forces left in New-York and it's environs, of whom there cannot be above a thousand regulars, and that therefore it may be adviseable for him to be in readiness to attack it, if he should be so directed by you.
Should you, Sir, think this practicable, or adviseable, there will, in less than a fortnight after I shall have information of it, be five thousand militia to co-operate with him.
The use that may be made of the three large smoaks, if you shall have succeeded against Lord Cornwallis, will readily suggest itself, to you, and if not, the knowledge of it may prove advantageous.
Ramsay writes, inof the Yorktown effort: The combined forces proceeded on their way to Yorktown, partly by land, and partly down the Chesapeake.
The French fleet at the same time moved to the mouth of York River, and took a position which was calculated to prevent lord Cornwallis, either from retreating, or receiving succour by water.
On the next day Colonel Scammell, an officer of uncommon merit, and of the most amiable manners, in approaching the outer works of the British, was mortally wounded and taken prisoner. About this time Earl Cornwallis received a letter from Sir Henry Clinton, announcing the arrival of Admiral Digby with three ships of the line from Europe, and the determination of the General and flag officers in New-York to embark men in a fleet, which would probably sail on the 5th of October - that this fleet consisted of 23 sail of the line, and that joint exertions of the navy and army would be made for his relief.
On the night after the receipt of this intelligence, Earl Cornwallis quitted his outward position, and retired to one more inward.
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