George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Jackson, 2 March 1783

Huts first Masstts Brigade March 2d 1783


Agreeable to the General Orders of the 11th Feby I march’d with my Regiment, to releive the first New York Regiment then on the Lines, & on the 14th releived Lt Colo. Van Dyke, and stationed my Regiment from right to left in the following order—one Company at Stoney & one at Verplanks point two in Govr Cortlandts House near New Bridge, one Company in the Centre between the New and Pines Bridge, three Companies at & near Pines Bridge, and one Company at Bedford, keeping Patroles passing from the mouth of Croton, to the left of Pines bridge, guards at the different fording places, and frequently sending Scouts in Front.

The 15th one John Sigerson from New York came to my advanced Sentinels on the New bridge and not giving a proper account of himself I sent him to Head Quarters—the 23d Israel Honeywell Esqr. one of the Commissioners of the State of New York deliverd to me Doctr Tucker a Prisoner of War taken by a party of Militia the 21st day of January last, I sent him under guard to the Provost at Westpoint—the 28th I was releived by the 2d New York Regt under the Command of Lt Colo. Cochran, and last Eveng arrived in Camp with my Regiment except the Company stationed at Bedford which arrived this day.

the inclosed are the Returns of the Warlike Stores & Provisions in the Garrisons of Stoney & Verplanks point. I have the honor to be with the highest respect your Excellencies most Obt Humle sert

Henry Jackson Colo.

Commdg 4th Masstts Regiment

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