Rode from Bethlehem through Allan Town, Yesterday, to a German Tavern, about 18 Miles
from Reading. Rode this Morning to Reading, where We breakfasted, and heard for certain
that Mr. Howes Army had crossed the Schuylkill. Coll. Hartley gave me an Account of
the late Battle, between the Enemy and General Wayne.1
Hartley thinks that the Place was improper for Battle, and that there ought to have
been a Retreat.