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I am this moment returned from the Drawbridge, & saw the rear of the Enemy march of[f], from their encampment—a few Videts still continue on the Hill. I believe they have filed off towards Allentown, & Crosswicks, & suppose they will continue their march for Cranberry—Col: Morgan marches in the Afternoon, for Allentown, as tis most agreable to him, to fall on their rear—I shall order about...
A Detachment of the Enemy, continued at Lewis’s Mill, till late this Afternoon—this, together with the fatigue the men underwent last Evening, delay’d their march, till very late—Col: Morgan marched this afternoon, for the Enemy’s rear, I have forwarded your Excellency’s letter to him, & shall detach a Number of Militia to him, in the Morning—Genl Maxwells Brigade, is now on the left flank, &...
I have sent under Guard to your Excellency, a British Sergeant, who was some time ago a Prisoner, & now pretends to be a Deserter—he appears very suspicious, his Companion has made his escape—I believe from circumstances he is a Spy—two British Grenadiers just came in, the main body of the Enemy, lay at Allentown this day—they deserted at 3, OClock P.M. —they say, the direction of the flying...
The Enemy’s front came yesterday to the Black-horse, where they still remain—Genl Maxwell continues at Crosswicks—where I am now going—to get further intelligence—the Militia are at this Place, except two hundred, annexed to Gl Maxwells Brigade—no movement of the Enemy this Day. Col: Moylan with his Horse, are going on the lines—have no doubt they will surprize—aleast a part of their...
The enemy are advancing rapidly—one Column now near Lewis’s Mill, the others on the Bordentown Road—we killed 6, or 7, Horsemen at the former place. I have the honor to be, Your Excellency’s most Ob. St P.S. an Express from Genl Cadwalader just arrived, requestg a supply of ammunition—shall forward one of those waggons, that was sent me. ALS , DLC:GW . A British brigade order book recorded...
From every present appearance, I believe the Enemy intend their rout thro’ allentown—Their Lt Horse with a party of Infantry appeared at the Bridge, by Lewis’s Mill—but have retired—a second party of Horse, came up to the Drawbridge, just after we had destroy’d it, & gone off—they have allso retired. I have about six hundred Militia now upon their left flank, the remainder that march’d this...
I have recieved your Excellency’s favor of this Day—The obstructions thrown in the Enemy’s way, have been, the destruction of Bridges, & the felling of Trees, but those were of such a nature, as have fully satisfied me, their delay, was voluntary. The whole of General Clinton’s movement, since he came into this State, has convinced me of his wish, to bring on a general action—it does not admit...
At one oClock this morning, I received information, that the Enemy were endeavouring to surround us, with a strong detachment which marched last Evening from Holly, the Informant said, they intended to take possession, of Crosswicks, & the Drawbridge, whilst their main body moved on, in our rear—I thought our situation very precarious, therefore am now preparing to cross, the Creek...
The Enemy are advancing very fast upon the Bordentown road—they are so superior in Horse, that they push our few, where ever they see them—from every present Appearance, they will pass by Trenton, they will meet great opposition at this Bridge, as I am determined to defend it, as long as tis possible. I have the honor to be, Your Excellency’s Most Obt ALS , DLC:GW .
I came to this Place last Night, to give some particular Directions—an Express just came in, from the Party stationed near Ancocus Creek; the captain informs me, that a very large Body of the Enemy now lay at Moores Town (nine miles distance from Holly) that he crossed over the Delaware, yesterday & the Day before, three hundred Hessian Deserters—That a much greater Number would have deserted,...