George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major John Clark, Jr., 17 November 1777

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.

1Tench Tilghman’s letter to Clark of this date has not been identified.

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