... Washington had made every mistake in the book in the New York campaign. He had misread the enemy’s intentions; he had divided his forces in the face of superior numbers; he had provided no cavalry; he had hesitated almost fatally to get his army out of Manhattan once he grasped the folly of keeping it there; he had allowed Greene to persuade him against his better judgment to keep men in Fort Washington; he had allowed a wealth of precious tents, flour, ordnance, and ammunition at Forts Washington and Lee to fall into enemy hands.
William Will (1742—98)
Pewter, wood; length (including handle): 45 inches (114.3 cm); diameter: 12 inches (30.5 cm). Philadelp
Pewter; 6 1/8 x 4 1/2 in. (15.6 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
Pewter with engraved decoration; 4 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches (12.1 x 11.4 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art,
Pewter; 7 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (19.4 x 17.1 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
Pewter; H. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Pewter, peawood; 5 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (13.3 x 21.3 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.