George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain Charles Craig, 19 November 1777

From Captain Charles Craig

Frankfort [Pa.] 19th Novr 1777


I reciv’d various Accounts yesterday respecting The enemys Measures for makeing an Attackt on Red Bank In my last Letter to your Excellency I mentioned the enemys intending to march by Willmington, haveing reciv’d that information from the City, But I think it very improbble,1 That Cornwallace is March’d with a party of Troops is a Certainty, Said to be two Thousand Grannadiers and Light Infantry But where he intends Crossing I am not able to Learn—The Enemy ware Last Night Alarmed, and Drew in their Piquets, Nothing New has Transpired since my Last—In that sketch of the enemys lines I sent yesterday2—is mentioned a Compy from each Regts being Draughfted, Those men ware Draughfted before the reduction of Fort Mifflin.3 I have the Honour to be with profound Respect Yr Excellencys Obt Servt

C. Craig

ALS, DLC:GW. The cover indicates that Craig sent this letter “per Dragoon.”

2The unidentified sketch was enclosed in Craig’s first letter to GW of 18 November.

3Before writing “Fort Mifflin” Craig first wrote and then struck out “Red Bank.”

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