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I impart to you in confidence that I intend to execute an enterprise against Staten Island to morrow night, for which reason I am desirous of cutting off all intercourse with the Enemy on the East side of the River. You will therefore tomorrow at Retreat beating set a guard upon any Boats which may be at the slot or Niack, and not suffer any to go out on any pretence whatever, till next...
I have received your Letter of the 5th by the Sergt who conducted the deserter to this place. The idea of an Enemy’s sending a flag by a post of the adverse party into what they call their own lines, is very preposterous & inadmissible—I would not advise that any flag of truce be permitted to go beyond your Post for any purpose whatever. However desirable it might be to intercept the...
You will send a trusty non Commissioned officer and four men with the inclosed letter to Capt. Humphries, who is with General Starke and a body of troops at the White plains—You will send them across the River immediately on receipt of this and order them to make all diligence. They will return by Kings ferry. I am Sir Yr hum. servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Totowa, New Jersey ] November 24, 1780 . Asks Alden to send enclosed letter to Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Alden was a captain in the Second Massachusetts Regiment.