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West Jersey Volunteers
Skirmish at Mantua Creek

Yesterday about twenty West Jersey loyalists crossed the Delaware, from this city, in order to assist some of their friends, who had expressed a desire of taking refuge here, to avoid the horrid tyranny and implacable persecution of the rebels.

At the mouth of Mantua creek, they fell in with a party of the enemy in ambuscade, whom they soon repulsed, advanced into the country, and took one Wilson prisoner, who was a committee man, and, it is said, very active in distressing the friends of government.

They returned this day with the prisoner, and their friends.

The loyalists had one man killed, but what the rebels suffered is not known.

Wilson is in confinement

The Pennsylvania Evening Post, (Philadelphia), February 3, 1778.

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