Historic Valley Forge

From: Robert Hanson Harrison
To: Major John Clark, Jr.
December 30, 1777

To Major John Clark, Jr.

Camp near White Marsh
October 23, 1777.

Dear Sir :

His Excellency received last night your favour of yesterday. He thanks you much for your vigilance and exertions, and wishes you to continue them for obtaining such information as may be material respecting the Enemy. For this purpose and the expences attending Expresses, he sends you one hundred Dollars, which you will find inclosed. He is not so sanguine, as you are, about the Enemy's intentions to retreat. Before they do it, it is likely, they must be intirely convinced of the impracticability of carrying Fort Mifflin and that of Red Bank. I hope they will. I am etc.

P. S. You will pay Mr. Dunwoodie what he deserves, and keep an account of your disbursements.

Note: This transcription was prepared under the direction of the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission and published by authority of Congress. Typographical errors may have occured during transcription


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