Diary of John Adams, volume 2

1777 Wednesday Sept. 24.

1777 Saturday Novr. 15th.

1777. Thursday. Septr. 25. JA 1777. Thursday. Septr. 25. Adams, John
1777. Thursday. Septr. 25.

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.


Grey's surprise of Wayne at Paoli, 20 September.