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On receipt of your Excellency’s letter directing the cavalry to halt, the corps were billeted in the vicinity of Chester-town. Your lettr of the 8th inst. reached us on the 9th in the afternoon—The Troops moved at three oclock, & arrived here this morning. We mean to halt & refresh for a few hours & then pursue our route to springfield—Your Excellency will please to favor me with your orders...
This evening the Enemy’s cavalry made an attempt on my advanced post - opposite the Stone brid g e—they were in force & moved with vigor & judgement. I am happy in informing you, they were baffled in their attempt by Capt. Furman & Lt Armstrong with their partys of Infantry—the enemy had one killed & several wounded—We have suffered no loss at all. I was unfortunately at that moment with the...
I have had variety of intelligence from the enemy this day—none very pointed or material—But it is of such a tenor, that I am firmly of opinion you will hear of Genl Clintons being before West point in less than 48 hours. Be pleased to excuse this laconic note, it proceeds from the anxiety I feel—I will be more full tomorrow if requisite—this wind is very fair—I am very affcy your Excllys h:...
I wrote your Excellency this morning, Since which I have acquired more explicit knowledge of the enemy’s preparation in Bergen Woods. They certainly may be expelled the country. Perhaps they may be made prisoners. It would give peace to the inhabitants for twenty miles around & very much assist agriculture. Scarce a night passes but ten or twelve horses are stolen. Another good consequence...
I examined the country directed by your Excellency yesterday. I find a position most convenient for an army on the road by Captain Marsailles to Col. Deys. Having passed Marsailles house one mile, you arrive at the junction of the Paramus & Deys road. Here commences the position I allude to, & continues along Deys road. A very copious branch of water runs close to the camp in front—smaller...
Admiral Greave has most certainly arrived with six sail of the line & is now joined with the fleet under Admiral Arbuthnot before the hook. This communication I presumed would have been made to your Excly by Gen. Furman, during whose presence in this county I conceived no intelligence from me was expected. That my business here was to expedite his dispatches to collect provisions for the F r ....
I addressed your Excellency yesterday advising of Admiral Greaves arrival. I omitted mentioning a report prevalent here from the enemy, viz. that Monsieur Ternay had fallen in with the British squadron, had sunk one seventy four & had taken one sixty four—this is said to have happened off Cape Henry. I transmit a very exact list of the British fleet. They have received 3000 marines from N....
I have the honor of your Excellys letr of the 19th. I conceivd it a matter of delicacy in communicating with H. quarters, unless advised so to do by Gen Forman to whom the business had been committed. But Sir this matter is now done away & I shall do every thing in my power to execute your Orders. Our situation here is disagreeable & perilous for want of Infantry. Disagreeable because we...
I informed your Excelly in my advice of yesterday that the British fleet after playing off & on had returned to port on the 18th. They sailed again in the evening & night of the same day; bearing their course southerly. On the 20th in the afternoon, some were seen on their return; from this, it was concluded the whole Fleet were following. But three frigates only reached the hook this Morning....
Since my last the B. fleet has returned to their station off Sandy hook & again sailed. It is said that the Cork fleet is daily expected; if so, probably, the maneuvres of the navy are designed to cover them. I have the honor to be sir with the greatest respect your Excllys most ob. h. servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.