At a time when you might have expected to hear great things it will appear odd that I inform you that I have nothing to communicate, unless to give you a hint that we have some hopes that events may soon take place in Europe that will be of great advantage to America.
The General and army are at Middle Creek, in the Jersies, halted. The Soldiers are in better health than they have been heretofore.
There is a report that the Enemy appear to be preparing to send off another detachment from New York, or to leave it altogether. I rather suspect they will endeavour to keep possession of that place and Rhode Island as long as they can, and harrass us by sending parties to a distance.
If we behave with any degree of spirit, I think this campaign
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