em an den Generallieutenant von Kniephausen übertrage nen Commando ereignet hat. The refugees insisted that the men of New Jersey, weary
Chap. XVIII.} 1780.
May. of compulsory requisitions of supplies, longed to return to their old form of governmld desert to the English and the other half disperse.
The moment seemed opportune for setting up the royal standard in New Jersey.
Strengthening the post at Kingsbridge, and leaving only three regiments in New York, Knyphausen formed nineteen regimar the several states would comply with the requisitions made on them.
While awarding liberal praise to the militia of New Jersey, he renewed his constant plea for regular troops: Perseverance in enduring the rigors of military service is not to be mp in Marshall, i. 362.
On the nineteenth of June, two days after his
19. arrival in New York, Clinton repaired to New Jersey.
He had now at his disposition nearly four times as many regular troops as were opposed to him; but he fretted at the