George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General James Potter, 20 November 1777

From Brigadier General James Potter

Novr 20th 1777


I am under the disagreeble needsesity of Informing your Excelancey that on the eighteenth Instant one of my picquats that Consisted of 1 Capt. 2 Subs. 50 privits had 28 privits 1 Liut. and 2 Sargt taken prisners and 3 wounded as to the perticgulars I Refare you to General Cedwaleter.1 I am S. your excelancys Humble Servant

Ja’s Potter


1No written report from Brig. Gen. John Cadwalader concerning the attack on the American picket has been identified, but for a description of the attack, see John Clark, Jr.’s second letter to GW of 18 Nov., and note 1.

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