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From George Washington to William Livingston, 4 July 1778

To William Livingston

Head Quarters near Brunswick [N.J.]
July 4th 1778.

Dear Sir,

I had the honour to inform you on the ground of action of the advantage over the Enemy on the 28th Ult.1 I could not then be particular in their killed, as the burying parties were not come in. They have returned 245 killed. Besides the Enemy left behind them at Monmouth Court House, 4 wounded Officers and 40 privates exclusive of those we took on the field of battle. The prisoners taken since the Enemy entered the Jerseys amount to about 100.

Our loss considering the severity and sharpness of the different contentions is very inconsiderable. We have 60 rank and file killed and 133 wounded. Not knowing where to find you the letter alluded to above could not be sent.2 I have now the honor to inclose it. and am dear Sir with much respect & esteem &c.

Go: Washington.

Copy, MHi: William Livingston Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1This letter has not been found.

2On the draft, James McHenry originally wrote, “I find the inclosed by some mistake or other has not been forwarded,” but he corrected the text to its present language.

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