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Letter from James Hogun to George Washington [Extract]
Hogun, James
April 03, 1779
Volume 15, Page 767

BRIG. GEN. JAMES HOGUN TO GEN. WASHINGTON.

Philadelphia, April 3, 1779.

“ . . . Our whole strength present fit for duty by the last return amounts to 165 rank and file. Our daily guards consist of 82 rank and file, so that we have hardly one relief. Col. Proctor's regiment were ordered down to Billingsport a few days since, where I expect they'll stay during the Summer. I shall be glad of your Excellency's directions with respect to manner in which the draughts are to return to their own State and whether it would not be necessary to send them in detachments under proper Officers. . . . ”