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Enclosed are the proceedings of a General Court Martial on Lieut. Sampson, and Amos Bennett a Soldier, they were handed me yesterday. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellency Most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. William Heath, 24 July 1779. GW wrote Heath on this day: “Your favor of this morning inclosing a letter from Captain Hopkins I have just received.”
Four prisoners of war, belonging to Delancys corps, are just sent to this post; they were a patroling party, sent out by Delancy the day before yesterday, and were taken by a reconnoitring party of six men from Major Maxwell’s detachment—The four are all wounded, a fifth so badly, as obliged our party to leave him at Sing sing—two others of the party ran off. I have the honor to be, With the...
I am honored with Your Excellencys letter of this date, covering two to general Sir Guy Carleton, they are forwarded by Express to Dobbs ferry, to be sent to the enemies out Post. I shall hold myself in readiness to execute Your Excellencys commands as express’d in Your letter. I have the honor to be with the highest respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Some of the Regiments have not a Sufficiency of metal to make Buttons for the Soldiers Cloathing Lt Colo. Hull informs me that Mr Ruddock Commissary Military Stores at Fishkill has some Pewter or Blo ck Tin in Store if your Excellency thinks proper to give an order for the delivery of what may be wanting, Colonel Hull mentions Fifteen or Twenty lb. for the Regt which he recommends—I have the...
Letter not found : from William Heath, 9 Oct. 1779. On 9 Oct., GW wrote Heath: “I have received your favor of to-day.”
The enclosed proceedings of a general court-martial were handed to me this evening, and are submitted to your excellency’s determination. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant, DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I take the liberty to enclose the two latest New York papers that have come to my hand. Two deserters from the enemy who came in this morning, inform me it was reported five or six days since, that there was a hot press for seamen in New York—that it was said a detachment from the grenadiers and other corps were to embark; but the embarkation had not taken place, nor was the destination known....
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. William Heath, 9 May 1777. GW wrote Heath on 18 May : “Your favour of the 9th instant by Capt: Mullen is this day handed me.”
Letter not found : from William Heath, 8 Sept. 1779. On 8 Sept., GW wrote Heath: “I have just now received yours of this date.”