George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Daniel Morgan, 27 June 1778

From Colonel Daniel Morgan

Squan swamp [N.J.]1
27th June 78 2 oClock


I arrived at this place Yesterday encamp’d in the woods—sent out small parties—capt. Leong fell in with fifteen Granadeers and made them prisoners—deserters are continually comeng in—I have several parties out—whom I expect something from—I shall continue on the enemies Right till I have orders to the contrary—Thay keep in so compact a body that it is impossible to do them much damage—However I will annoy them as much as possible. I Have the Honor to be your obedient servt

Dan. Morgan


1Squan Swamp was an area between the Manasquan and Metetecunk Rivers in southeastern Howell Township, Monmouth County, N.J., between ten and twenty miles southeast of Monmouth Court House.

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