George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain James Morgan, 28 June 1778

From Captain James Morgan

South Amboy [N.J.] Jun 28th 1778
Sunday afternoon


Thes Comes to inform you that thare is three or four Ships now at the Huck1 I think Very ner the Shouer with repord, of forty Sale of Slups and Squeners Liing in the Hosshue2 I am in formed that thare is a grat maney flatbotom bots on the Est Side of Stat Island this morning I had aman in middeltown he in formed me thar was no Enmey thar yet on the South Side of the Island thare is But one armed Squener and Two Small Bots. The Wesels from The Hook Ceeps Passing and Repassin Very Much Sir i am your most Humble Sarvent

James morgan Capt.

ALS, DLC:GW. The letter was sent “per Express By John Green.”

1The “Huck” is Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

2The “Hosshue” apparently is Horseshoe Cove, near the western tip of Sandy Hook on Sandy Hook Bay.

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