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According to your Excellencys instructions, Capt. Craig has joined me. We have concerted such a plan of conduct as seems most probable to answer the ends proposed by your Excellency. From the intelligence received from various persons, of various characters we find, that the enemy have made no material alteration in their disposition since the engagement. Their picquets possess exactly their...
A deserter from the 15th regt just from the enemy’s camp, informs, that the 4th brigade, two regts from the 2d, & one Hessian regt receved marching orders at one Oclock Sunday. Where they are destined is not known. He can form no conjecture. He confirms the account of Col. Birds death, & says that the 15th lost fifty three privates & seven officers in the last action—They are now about two...
From the intelligence received from a couple of women who had passed thro’ the enemy’s camp yesterday evening, I was somewhat apprehensive of a movement this morning. As their information was rather vague & incoherent, I did not trouble your Excelly with it, but thought necessary to apprize the officers of horse on the lines, in order to stimulate their vigilance. Confident that no movement...
Letter not found: from Capt. Henry Lee, Jr., 30 Oct. 1777. In his letter to GW of 31 Oct. , Lee says that “I wrote your Excellency yesterday.”
I wrote your Excellency yesterday, since which I have been active in acquainting myself with the disposition & connexion of the enemy on this side the Schuylkill. They have a body of men, (not five hundred in number) on Carpenters island; the possession of this post secures a constant & ready supply of provision. It is brought up by water, from the fleet off Chester, reposited under cover of...
Letter not found: to Capt. Henry Lee, Jr., c.31 Oct. 1777. Lee’s letter to GW of 31 Oct. is docketed in part “Ansd.”
I mentioned to your Excelly in my last let’r an intercourse subsisting between the inhabitants & fleet near Grub’s landing. Having received a confirmation of this intelligence, I pushed down with twelve dragoons & reached the place early yesterday morning. At Robinsons mill on Namur Creek I fell in with a foraging party; on the appearance of my dragoons the enemy ran without giving one fire. A...
Letter not found: to Capt. Henry Lee, Jr., c.3 Nov. 1777. Lee’s letter to GW of 3 Nov. is docketed in part “Ansd.”
Mr Lindsay is just returned from New castle & has brought with him two prisoners; the one Capt. Nicholas of the Eagle packet, the other, Capt. Fenwick of a sloop in the service of Government. These two gentlemen being fatigued with their ride, will not arrive at Headquarters, ’till tomorrow. The transports have received orders to furnish themselves with six weeks provision, & make ready for...
Letter not found: to Capt. Henry Lee, Jr., 8 Nov. 1777. Lee’s letter to GW of 8 Nov. is docketed in part “ansd 8.”