George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain James Morgan, 26 June 1778

From Captain James Morgan

South Amboy [N.J.] Jun 26th 1778.

Sir this Coms to in form you that the Shipin and Smal Bots is Comin to Sholharber1 and the Enemy is advensin tords middel Town I am out of Horses to Send Entligenc from your Humbel Sarvent

James morgan Capt.


James Morgan, Sr. (1734–1784), of Perth Amboy was a captain in the 2d Regiment of Middlesex County, N.J., militia.

1Shoal Harbor, also known as Port Monmouth, was located on the shore of Sandy Hook Bay a few miles north of Middletown, New Jersey. British ships were gathering there to embark Gen. Henry Clinton’s army.

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