George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Mercereau, 6 May 1780

c.6 May 1780

att the flag Staff 2—18 pounders the works on the Bank 12—24 pounders Cherry Redout 2—18 pounders—No. 1: 1—6 pounder No. 2: 3—9 pounder No. 3: 3—12 pounders—att Richmond three Small Redouts with Each one Gun 12 pounders, 22 Remt att Richmond, 82 att the flag Staff 57 Remt and Bartens at the Watering place No. 1—2—3 Buskerks Remt along Shore Light horse about 125 on the Island, 2 field pecases 4 Grass hopers 1: 24 pounder these at No. 1:2:3 the Refugees about 4 hundred inhabitants 350 this the State of Staton Island at present.

note in G.W.’s hand N.B. The Flag staff—works on the Bank—& cherry redoubt are near together—No. 1, 2, & 3 are also near together at the watering place.

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