George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 21 July 1776

From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene

Camp on Long Island July 21 2 oClock


Colo. Hand reports Seven large Ships are coming up from the Hook to the Narrows.

A Negro belonging to one Strikeer at Gravesend was taken prisoner as he says last Sunday at Coney Island,1 Yesterday he made his escape, and was taken prisoner by the Rifle Guard. He reports Eight hundred Negroes Collected on Statten Island, this day to be formed into a Regiment. I am your Excellencys most Obedient humble servant

N. Greene


1The previous Sunday was 14 July.

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