George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Philemon Dickinson, 26 June 1778

From Major General Philemon Dickinson

Penolopon [N.J.]1
June 26th 1778—½ past 7, oClock P.M.

Dr Sir

I took post at this Place an hour ago, since which, nine Prisoners have been brought in—& five more on their way—the Enemy’s rear, halted four miles from Monmouth Court-house which is three miles distance from this—I shall execute any order, I may recieve from the Marquis—have been with him the greater part of the day. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s most Ob. St

Philemon Dickinson


1Dickinson was at a crossing of Penelopen (now Manalapan) Brook, a tributary of the South River in Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. As Dickinson notes in this letter, he was about seven miles west of Monmouth Court House.

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