James Wilkinson 1777 Virginia Gazette Williamsburg VA 10 Oct 1777
LANG ASTER, in Pennsylvania. Frefh and important intelligence, juft arrived from' the northern army. Published by order of a number of the members of Congref how in town. .Kingston, Tuefday, 9 Attack, A. M. id of September. Lajl night arrived here an exprefs with the following important intelligence, from the Secretary of the committee of Albany, by Utters of which the following are copies, viz. - Camp four miles above Stillwater, Sept. 30, 1777. Dear Sir, . GENERAL GATES, being - extremely hurried, has defired me to anfer your ';:ter of this day. The committee have his hearty thanks for their attention paid to the wounded. The waggons they have lent on will meet them at Stillwater, to which place they have been fent in boats. The General is fenfible that the committee will afford the Director Director General, Mr. Potts, every pfiittance in their power, whole care and attention to thofe unfortunate brave men deferves the higheft credit. ' Being yelterday morning informed, by our reconnoitrtng parties that the enemy had (truck their camp, and were advancing towards our left,' the General detached Colonel Morgan's light corps to examine their direction direction and harrals their advance. This party, at half paft ti, fell in with a picket of the enemy, which they immediately drove, and, after a brilk fire, were beat back by a ftrong reinforcement. This fkirmifh drew regiment from our camp, and the main body of the enemy, to fupport the action, which, after a ihort ceffation, renewed with redoubled ardour, and continued inceffant till the clofe of the day, when our men retired to cjjmp, and the enemy a fmall diftance in rear of the field. The fuccour which vve orcafionally detached amount to nine regiments. I have not t . . t i l2 t - rf r " yet ontainea a return, out nave reaion to oeneve our Kitiea aoes nor ex - feed So, and that the miffing and wounded do hot amount to too. The crncurrent tsftimony of pri Toners and deferters, of various characters allures us, that General Burgoyne, who commanded in perfon, was wounded in the left fhoulderj that the 6id regiment was cut to piece and thafthe enemy fuffered extremely, in every quarter where they were engaged. As General Burgoyne's fituation will Ihortlyconftrain him to a decjfive action, reinforcements fliould be immediately pufhed forward to our afiittance, as our numbers are farrom being equal to anaffurance f victory, and every bofom mult anticipate the conference of a defeat. The enemy have quietly licked their fores this day. ', The news of taking Ticonderoga is corroborated by feveral prifonersj and as an attack wasdefigned on that poft, I am inclined to believe it. I am, dear Sir, &c. JAMES WILKINSON.