From Major John Clark, Jr.
[17 November 1777]
Col. Tilghmans Letter I have received.1
The Enemy are gone over to Jersey I will endeavour to get an exact account of the numbers & transmit you2 in haste I am your Excellency’s Obedt Hble servt
Jno. Clark Junr
a Gentleman of credit says they marched in a solid Column & were an hour & half crossing Derby Bridge, without any impediments.
ALS, DLC:GW. Although this letter is undated, its context suggests that it was written on this date following the receipt of GW’s reply through his aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman to Clark’s first letter of this date.
1. Tench Tilghman’s letter to Clark of this date has not been identified.