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To George Washington from Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington, 26 June 1780

From Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington

near suffrans [N.Y.] one Clock A.M.
26 June [1780]

Dear Sir,

just recd this by one of the Persons employed to gain Intelligence ’tis the only Information I have had of the Matter1—shall hear again in the Morning—my Baggage is in Train to enter the Clove. I am &c.

J. Huntington

ALS, DLC:GW. This letter is written on the verso of Capt. Thomas Blanch’s letter to Huntington of 25 June (see n.1).

1Blanch’s letter to Huntington, dated 25 June at Closter, N.J., reads: “at four oClock in the afternoo⟨n⟩ The fleet Laid at anchor oppersit Philips Where thay Landed abut Three Thousand Men as neer as I Could Judge I Saw them March up towar⟨d⟩ Tokeho [Tuckahoe] the fleet Consist of Bet[w]een fifty or Sixty Vessels two frigates and the Other Cheafly Transports High Water about Seven OClock this afternoon. … N.B. if you Chuse to Send to me I Can Let you Know almost Every Hour in the Day About there Movement⟨s⟩ In the River oppersi⟨t⟩ Cloester” (DLC:GW). For the enemy troops landed at Philipse Manor, N.Y., see Lydenberg, Robertson Diaries description begins Harry Miller Lydenberg, ed. Archibald Robertson, Lieutenant-General Royal Engineers: His Diaries and Sketches in America, 1762–1780. New York, 1930. description ends , 233–34; see also Battle of Springfield, 23–24 June, editorial note; Henry Willis to GW, 24 June; and Nathanael Greene to GW, 25 June (second letter).

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