WILLIAMSBURG, January 10, 1777.
We have the satisfaction likewise to acquaint the publick, that his Excellency general Washington continues to enjoy an uninterrupted share of health and vigour, amidst all the fatigue attending his high and important station; that our officers and soldiers, animated by his glorious example, cheerfully undergo the toils of war at this rigorous season, and burn with zeal to revenge their country's wrongs, against the mercenary herd of Hellian plunderers and ravishers, and their no less ignoble and abandoned coadjutors, the once famed, but now degenerate, sons of Britain.
Virginia Gazette (Purdie) January 10, 1777
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The battles of Trenton and Princeton had been successfully fought and the exhausted, but victorious American troops set up winter quarters in Morristown, New Jersey.