8th. [March 1776] A Flag was sent out to inform Gen'l Wash-
-ington that Gen: Howe would remove his
Troops without injuring the Town; unless
He (Gen: Washington) fired upon his Rear.

9th. [March 1776] An Answer by one of Gen. Washington
Officer's—that as Gen. Howe did not
see fit to offer any terms that should
be obligatory upon him; so Gen. Wash-
-ington would not engage himself
by any neither.

17. [March 1776] Gen. Howe left the Town this
morning with his Troops; upon which
the Continental Army enter'd it.