George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Thomas Clark, 1 March 1779

From Colonel Thomas Clark

Paramus [N.J.] March 1st 1779


I return you the Copy of the Arrangement of the 1st & 2d North Carolina Regiments, corrected, with a Copy from my papers in more regular order—we have had but two appointments and two resignations Since I saw the Committee of Arrangement at the White Plains.1

Since my last to your Excellency of the 26 & 27th Ulto2 my reconnoitering parties have returned and inform me the enemy on Hobuck are about 400 in number—they are very cautious and Seem more desirous to keep themselves Safe, than to make any excursions into the Country—The party landed at Niack was very Small and from a row-Galley, they robbed Mr Furman and immediately went on Board—I have a party watching their motions.3 with great respect I am Sir, Your Excellency’s Most Obt Humle Servt

T. Clark

ALS, PHi: Gratz Collection; Sprague transcript, DLC:GW.

1These enclosures have not been identified. GW sent the arrangements of the 1st and 2d North Carolina regiments to the Board of War on 4 March. For additional alterations in the arrangements of these regiments, see GW to Peter Scull, 20 March.

Clark would have met the committee at White Plains during late summer 1778.

2The letters from Clark to GW of 26 and 27 Feb. have not been found.

3Clark is referring to intelligence from Hoboken, N.J., and Nyack, New York.

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