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Security Concerns

Head Quarters December 8th 1780


The Commander in Chief has ordered me to inform your Excellency that the two brass four pounders demanded by the refugees, are intended for another Service, but that two other guns shall be ordered as soon as Possible for them—

His Excey. desires me to repeat to you, Sir, his disapprobation of the Post held by the Refugees at Bergen Point.

I have this morning conversed with Captain WARD on the situation of that post, and explained to him from the Engineers report, the dangers of his remaining there which he informs me were never stated to him in so serious a manner:

His Excellency wishes some steps were taken for the security of those refugees which must be precarious if they continue where they now are—

O[liver] D[eLANCEY]


University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, Sir Henry Clinton Papers, Volume 133, item 4.

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