George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jedediah Huntington, 25 June 1780

Storm’s, Yappo, 7 Miles from Suffrans 25 June 1780 One Clock P.M.

Dear Sir

hearing that the River is clear of the Enemy, I am thus far on my way to the Mouth of the Clove I shall reach it at sunset & halt for the Night, or, if it is thought best, halt here till night & make a Night March towards Kings ferry which will enable me to cross the River by Tomorrow Night—As the Wind is down the River I think there will be no Danger in attempting to pass tomorrow—I have sent several Persons below & to the Ferry to gain & bring me Intelligence at successive Periods—I wrote Genl Howe this Morning that I should be at Suffrans this Night—I am dr Sir with the greatest Respect your Excellencys most Obedt servant

J. Huntington

My Baggage has kept up with the March of the Troops.

I have sent forward to know what Boats are at the ferry & if yr Excellency or Genl Howe orders me to pass there I shall send a Person in season to have them ready.

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