George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Nathanael Greene, 24 June 1780

Springfield June 24 1780 7 OClock A.M.

Dear Sir

I make use of the first moment to acquaint your Excellency that the whole force of the Enemy which has been in Jersey went from Elizabeth Town Point between 12 and 1 OClock this morning; whether they crossed to Statten Island, or embarked on board their shipping I am not yet sufficiently in[for]med, altho it is reported they have embark[ed] and proceeded up Hackensack River, to the latter I give but little credit—However I shall take immediate measures to ascertain the truth, and discover their present position and designs, as far as is possible.

I shall do myself the honor to state to your Excellency, as soon as I have leisure the proceedings of yesterday, and in the interim I am your Most Obedt Humble Servt

Nath Greene M.G.

P.S. I have ordered General Wayne to join the Army under Your Excellencys immediate command, and beg to receive your directions respecting the remainder of the Troops.

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