George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Maxwell, 29 May 1780

near Elizth Town 29th May 1780


Your Excellencys Favour of Yesterday I recd last night a little past 11 oclock with other inclosures all of which I shall carefully note. At the time I received Your papers I was sending off a Horse Man to Brunswick to give them notice that a number of Boats and Troops was prepared at the wattering place to go and plunder Brunswick last night; this I had by two different channels, which makes me think there may be some truth in it, and should they not have proceeded last night, I make no doubt they will do it shortly. I thought it proper to give this intiligence to Your Excellency least you might have some Stores there. I am in company with the Field Officers seting out to look a new encampment. I am Your Excellencys Most Obedient Humble Servant

Wm Maxwell

N.B. my Horseman is just returned from Brunswick and Informs me the Enemy did not come there last night 9 oclock.

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