George Washington to Major General Thomas Mifflin
Flemington [New Jersey] July 28, 1777. Believes that appearance of enemy fleet off Little Egg Harbor is proof that its destination is Philadelphia. Orders Mifflin to reconnoiter area around Philadelphia, and to obtain “drafts … of the Country.” Presents possible plan for stationing of American troops. Recommends baking of large quantities of hard bread.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.