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Letter not found: from Col. David Forman, 11 May 1777. GW wrote Forman on 15 May : “I am favd with yours of the 11th.”
Last Evening I rode to Shrewsberry and this Morning Mounted my Horse at Two OClock and rode Down to the Heights of Middle Town to Examin into the State of the Enemies Ships at Sandy Hook, At Amboy and Princus Bay. I recd Information that fifteen Ships Come from amboy Last Evening and Come to in Princus Bay under Stratin Island—With my Glass I Counted them Very Distinctly laying At Anchor—What...
The Very busy Season of the Year renders it impossible to keep out a Sufficient Number of Guards to prevent the Enemy from plundering the Inhabitants, unless I take Post near to Sandy Hook. I have pitched on a peice of Ground that is so near as to prevent all small pillageing Parties coming Off, and at the same Time Commands a full prospect of Amboy, Staten Island, and the Bay as far up as the...
Letter not found: from Brig. Gen. David Forman, 16 July 1777. GW writes in his letter to Forman of 18 July that “I am favd with yours of the 16th instant by Express.”
On Sunday the 20th of this Instt I had the Honr of Informing your Excely that 160 Sail of the Enemy Fleet had come from the Watering Plase, and lay in Sandy hook Bay —On Monday Morning, fifteen Transports and Men of War Join’d them, and about 10 OClock, 80 Small Briggs., Schooners, & Sloops, came out of the Narrowes & Join’d the Grand Fleet—Tuesday they lay still—This Morning at Half past Six...
Since I had the Honr of Transmiting your Excely An Acct of the Enemies Fleet’s sailing, Nothing of Importance has Come to my Knowledge—The Cork Fleet Consisting of 34 Sail Left Sandy hook on Tuesday Morning Last. The Accts respecting the Situation of our Northern Army as handed to us at this place is so Various as to Induce me to beg the favr to have the Accts from Some one of your Excelys...
Letter not found: from Brig. Gen. David Forman, 26 Sept. 1777. GW wrote Forman on 27 Sept. : “I received your favor of the 26th Inst.”
Letter not found: from Brig. Gen. David Forman, 28 Sept. 1777. GW wrote Forman on 29 Sept. : “I recd yours of yesterday.”
Agreeable to my engagement of your Excellency, I immediately waited on the legislative Body of this State for an Order to call out the Militia to reinforce your Excellency’s Army. I procured an Order from the Assembly for two Thousand men to be ordered from this State, and was so happy as to meet with the Concurrence of the Governor & Council. A Copy of the Order from the Governor I herewith...
From Freehold I Wrote your Excely what steps I had Taken on my return to Draw out The Militia. At That time I could not tell what effect the order would produce. I now have The Mortification to Inform your Excely th[a]t I do not belive I shall Collect three Hundred men. The Monmouth Militia have Turned out Quite as well as Usual, but from the Irruptions of Several of The Enemies pillaging...