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Page 177 - ... engagement we have been obliged to leave the enemy masters of the field. Unfortunately the intelligence received of the enemy's advancing up the Brandywine and crossing at a ford about six miles above us was uncertain and contradictory, notwithstanding all my pains to get the best. This prevented...
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Page 178 - Notwithstanding the misfortune of the day, I am happy to find the troops in good spirits ; and I hope another time we shall compensate for the losses now sustained.
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