George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Henry Jackson, 24 June 1778

From Colonel Henry Jackson

Black Horse Tave[r]n [N.J.]
June 24th 1778

May it Please your Excellency

On the 22d In the Eveng I recd Orders from Genl Arnold to march the detachments under my Command and follow the Route of the Enimy—Their Rear move’d about 9 O.C. this Morg from Rechleys Town— they march’d in two divisions. the right towards Walls Mill1 & the Left towards Allen Town—I have in my detachments 240 Men—Colo. White is here with about 50 Light Dragoons—about two Miles in my front is 3 Companys of Continental Soldiers—these are all the Troops that are in their Rear—the Militia do not turn out at all—I shall move on immediately after my men are ⟨mutilated⟩ refreshd, your Excelly will please to send me orders in what manner I am to proceed. I am with the grestest respect your Excellencys most obet & humble sevt

Henry Jackson Colo.


1This fulling mill, located on Crosswicks Creek about a mile southeast of Allentown in what is now Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, N.J., was owned by the Philadelphia Quaker merchant Richard Waln (1737–1809), who named it Walnford.

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