George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Charles Scott, 15 September 1778

From Brigadier General Charles Scott

½ past 7 Sept. 15th 1778


I this moment recd Intelligence By two Gentlemen from Colo. Gist, that there Are a large partee of the enemy, out on the Albany road about a mile below Phillaps’s Hous and advancing they also inform that a Partee was Seen Going towards Volintins Hill1 Every Possable Care Shall be taken to git Their Design and be immediatly Transmited. I am Your Excellencys Obt Servant

Chs Scott

p.s. Majr Lee was at Delancees Hous today and Very Near taking a Genl & Several Field officers Who had Just Din’d and left the table with the plats on.


1The Philipse manor house is on the east bank of the Hudson River (a few hundred yards inland) in present-day downtown Yonkers, N.Y., about fifteen miles southeast of White Plains. Valentine’s Hill was about two miles southeast of the manor house.

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