George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain John Heard, 24 June 1778

From Captain John Heard

Hights town [N.J., 24 June 1778]
Wensday Night ten oClock


The Enimy is advanc’d five mile on the Monmouth Road toward Shrewbury, Genl Neppauson Lays at Emblens Town & the Light Infantry lays on the Hight towards Mounmouth Court house, the Baggage Lays on the road betwen Allentown and Emblens Town Genl Clinton With the left Collumn Lays about Allentown1 they march in two Collums I have taken three prisoners & Killd one about two miles North East of Emblenstown this intelligence you may Rely on it I was Near their in Campttment the Prisoners informd that they were to March at three Oclock in the morning. I am Yr Hume St

John Heard Cap⟨t.⟩

ALS, DLC:GW. Heard wrote “I have Discovered the Enimy” on the cover.

1The town of Shrewsbury was located about twelve miles northeast of Monmouth Court House, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. “Emblens Town” is Imlaystown.

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