George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Joseph Vose, 7 January 1783

7th Jany 1783

Report of the 1st Massachusetts Regiment, while on the lines.

Two companies wer station’ed at Stoney & Verplanks Points, two companies in the Vicinity of the New bridge two in the Vicinity of Pines bridge one in the center of the two bridges and one at Bedford.

I kept patroles constantly in front and scouting parties the whole time, as low as Dobbs Ferry & some lower, made no discoveries of the Enemy out excepting the last scout who came a [   ] three of Delances core with their arms & a Waggon carrying in wood, took them & the waggoner & his horses and brought them off, who I have sent to Head Quarters except one who is wounded I left at West Point, One Flagg came to New bridge which I acquainted your Excellency off.

His Excellency Govorner Clinton gave Permitts for eight head of Cattle to go to different People between the lines, I shifted the dispossitions of my Companies according to my instructions not a man deserted from me nor from the enemy to me, nothing more remarkable during my Tower on the Lines. I am Sir your most Obediant Humle servant

J. Vose Colo. 1st M. Regt

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