George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Captain James Morgan, 29 June 1778

From Captain James Morgan

South Amboy [N.J.] Jun 29th 1778 four oclock


thes Coms to inform you that a Grat Quanety of Small Brigs and Cunneus and Bots Came from towards New-york and went into the Horsshue this morning a bout two oclock thare Came in from See about twenty Eight Sale and four Large Ships Stowd for york and Sum Small ones in all Eighteen at the Same time five Ships Coming from New york tords the huck1 the Scunner that is Stasoned in Amboy Bay is thare yet and on the South Side of the Island thare is four Small Bots and thay Crous near Us But Dont Com aShore so nere us but a bot landed a fue men at Cannascunk But as near as Could tel at the Distents thay Chef went Bac with the Bots I have nothing more But Remain your Humbel Servent

James morgan Capt.


1For definitions of “the huck” and “Horsshue,” see Morgan to GW, 28 June.

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