To Major General William Heath
New York, 30 August 1776. “As Numbers of the Militia are going off without Licence, I desire you will stop all such at Kings bridge, as are not furnished with regular Discharges.”1
LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MHi: Heath Papers.
1. Heath wrote the captain of the main guard at King’s Bridge later on this date, instructing him “to Stop all Soldiers Coming from the City Except Such as have Proper Discharges, you are to Post Two Sentries on the Bridge that none may Escape” (MHi: Heath Papers).