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Docno: ADMS-04-02-02-0264

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Adams, Abigail
Date: 1777-08-25

John Adams to Abigail Adams

Yours of Aug. 12 and 13,1 came by this Mornings Post.
A letter from Cheasopeak Bay, dated Yesterday Morning, informs that the Enemy had not then landed.2
This Morning General Nash, with his Brigade of North Carolina Forces, marched thro the Town with their Band of Musick, their Train of Artillery, and their Bagage Waggons, their Bread Waggons, travelling Forges &c.
General Washingtons Army encamped last Night at Derby. Sullivans Division is expected along in two days.
Our Intelligence of the Fleet has been as good as could be expected—they have been 6 Weeks at sea.
If our People do not now turn out and destroy Burgoines Gang root and branch, they may justly be reproached as lost to Honour and to Virtue. He is compleatly in our Power. Gates writes to congress, that Burgoine is lessened 1200 Men by the Bennington Action.
I inclosed Needles from Turner to Hardwick lately. But Turner is gone home and reached it eer now.
1. A single letter, above.
2. For the letters mentioned here and below as received by Congress this day, see JCC, 8:670, and note.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.