To Major General Philemon Dickinson
Head Quarters Valley Forge
One O’clock. 15 June 1778.
Since I had the pleasure of writing you this morning1 I have received intelligence which makes it probable that the enemies rout will be determined in 24 hours.2 You will therefore order the necessary look out on your part on this occasion—and inform Gen. Maxwell to keep his small parties close upon the enemy in order to discover their first motions and course And Whether they stretch towards their shipping along the Delaware or attempt to penetrate the Jerseys he will dispatch messengers to me with the earliest information. I am Dr sir.
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.