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HEAD QUARTERS, near Potts Grove,
My Dear Father :
Mr. Forsyth, the bearer of this, takes charge of four packets for you, two of which I received yesterday and two to-day. He has likewise two other packets for other members of Congress, one of them directed to your care. I have desired him in case of your removal from Reading to call on General Mifflin who will have the letters forwarded. We shall move towards Philadelphia to-day, as the weather is fair and our reinforcements are at some distance below, ready to fall in with us. Yesterday, the enemy halted at Chestnut Hill, not far from Germantown, and there was a cannonading heard in the morning down the river. I am your most affectionate
- John Laurens
- Army Correspondence of Colonel John Laurens in the Years 1777-78