To William Livingston
Head Quarters Whitemarsh [Pa.] 16th Novemr 1777
I am honored with yours of the 11th—I am sorry tha[t]1 any of Genl Dickinson’s plans should prevent him from taking the command at Red Bank, as I fear the presence of an Officer of Spirit is wanted among the Militia in that quarter.
The Enemy made a vigorous attack upon Fort Mifflin yesterday, from their Ships and floating Batteries, but I do not yet certainly know the issue.2 I have the honor to be with great respect Yr Excellency’s most obt Servt
LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MHi: Livingston Papers.
1. Tilghman wrote “than” on the manuscript.