George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Philemon Dickinson, 30 June 1778

From Major General Philemon Dickinson

[near Monmouth, N.J.] June 30th 1778

Dr Sir

With much difficulty, I have marched three hundred Men—but could not prevail on a greater number to go forwards—how long they will continue, is very uncertain, as both officers & Men, seem discontented—I never knew so much murmuring—they say, their Farms will be ruined—& that the Enemy may continue on the Shore, for many Weeks—I will use my utmost endeavours to keep them together, & to render the most essential services in my Power. I have the honor to be, Your Excellency’s most Ob. St

Philemon Dickinson


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