George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Stephen Moylan, 27 June 1778

From Colonel Stephen Moylan

Longstreets [Hill, N.J.]1
27th June 1778 half past 11 ôclock


every thing looks in the Same Situation as yesterday at Freehold, we took three prisoners whom I send to your Excellency, they Say it is the opinion which prevails in their Camp, that they will march to morrow morning for So. Amboy. I saw a man yesterday from Middletown point, who Says there were no vessels of any Consequence in the Bay, that there was no collection of boats at Princes Bay—I expect an officer in Soon from the Shrewsbury road, allso the great midleton there is one road to the Later place which passes near the post I now write from,2 I have the Honor to be Sir Your Most H: & Ob. St

Stephen Moylan


1Longstreet’s Hill apparently was located near Colt’s Neck, N.J., about seven miles northeast of Monmouth Court House.

2Among the several roads leading from Monmouth Court House were one going east to Shrewsbury, one going northeast to Middletown, one going north to Perth Amboy, one going west to Englishtown, and one going southwest to Allentown. Moylan’s cavalry roved north and east of Monmouth Court House, in the area between the roads to Middletown and Englishtown.

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