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To George Washington from Major Alexander Clough, 14 September 1778

From Major Alexander Clough

[Hackensack, N.J.] Sept. 14th 78 7 OClock


On Satterday1 Orders where given in New york, for one hundred and fifty transports to be got ready to sail at an hours warning, Gnl Clinton is on his march with his army for New york—the above intelligance may be depended on—the whole are employ’d in cleaning thayr vescells—It is reported that ten thousand are to embark for the Northward. I am Your Exelencys Most Obt

A. Clough


1The previous Saturday was 12 September.

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