1. ^ Information about Washington's troops stopping here, and about the grist mill, was drawn from the Bergen County Historical Society sign.
• Washington's correspondence in early October 1780 is marked " Tappan" or "Head-Quarters, Tappan."
In a letter to General Nathanael Greene written from Tappan on October 6, Washington states that the army would march the following day.
A letter he sent the next day, October 7, to the President of Congress is marked "Paramus," which places him in this area on that day.
▸ Some of Washington's letters from this period can be found in:
George Washington; Edited by Jared Sparks, The Writings of George Washington Volume 7 (Boston: Russell, Odiorne, and Metcalf; and Hilliard Gray and Co. 1835) p. 223- 237
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