From Major General Philemon Dickinson
Trenton [N.J.] 9th June 1778
Your favors of the 5th & 7th instant, I receivd last Evening,1 your Excellency’s Orders, respecting the disposition of the Militia, upon the Enemy’s expected march thro’ the Jerseys, shall be strictly complied with.
I shall endeavour to be prepared for them, but it will take some time, to assemble a very large Body of Militia, I have no doubt they will turn out, with Spirit, upon such an occasion.
A small party of our Militia, brought off from Staten Island, a few Nights ago, an Island Colonel, (Farmer) & eleven Privates—nothing new from that quarter, no preparations making, that can be discover’d. I have the honor to be, Your Excellency’s most Ob. St