George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General James Potter, 24 December 1777

From Brigadier General James Potter

[Radnor, Pa.] Decr 24th 1777


yesterday 18 of the enemys light Hors Took one of Capt. Lees horsmen near the whit Hors Tavernn a party of ours Commanded by Col. Butler hard of the horsman been taken, and went and Surrounded the hous and the Eenemy hors were forced to take to the mash, Butler took 13 of the hors and ten of the hors men prisners1 on seeing of Colo. morgan and his party two of there out picquets Ran in the enemy Keep Cloase. I am your Excelancys Humble Servant

Ja’s Potter


1For descriptions of this skirmish, see Henry Lee, Jr., to GW, and Daniel Morgan to GW, both 23 Dec., and Stirling to GW, 24 December.

Index Entries