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His Excellency the Commander in Chief requests your Lordship immediately to detach two Regiments to the Landing place opposite to Spiten Devil Creek—they will remain there only this night and therefore need not take their Tents with them. I have the honor to be Your Lordships Most Obedient & Most Hble Servant NHi : Alexander Papers.
The several Papers you honored me with this Morng, have been duly laid before the Commander in Chief, and I have it in command from him to inform you, that as the Arrangement ofor Issues to the Canadian Refugees has originated from & been immediately established by the Secry at War, any Alterations or innovations, in it, he thinks aught necessarily to come from the same quarter; and Gen....
His Excellency the Commander in Chief has recd your favor of this date, & directs me to signify his approbation of the conduct of Captn Laurence & yourself in communicating the information contained therein—I have further to inform you, that the reference to the Civil Authority was very proper, as it was from the Execution of the State Mr Lott obtained permission to go into N. York, &...
The Commander in Chief will have occasion immediately for duplicate abstracts of the Musters of the whole Army , made out from the last Rolls in your possession, exhibiting accurately the total numbers from thereon, & the different times of service for which all the Men are engaged, in such a manner as that the whole may be seen at a single glance. I am Sir Your Most Humble Servt DLC : Papers...
The bearer Mr Perote waits upon you by His Excellency’s direction—If it can be made to appear satisfactorily to you, that the Cattle were applied to the public use—the General would have some compensation made for them. Mr Perote’s character & circumstances plead in his favor; but a precedent should not be established, notwithstanding, which will do injustice to the Public. I am Sir &c. DLC :...
His Excellency commands me to acknowledge the Rect of the Dispatches addressed to John Bolton Esqr. by the bearer of this; and also to request that you will keep up the communication, & give him regularly every information in your power. I am Sir Your Most Hble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Commander in Chief is pleased to Order that compleat suits of Uniform Clothing, shall be immediately issued to the two Regts of New Hampshire agreeably to the Returns which will be made by them—It is also His Excellency’s desire that you will assort the Clothing to be issued into different sizes, in such manner as will be most benificial to the Public, & convenient for fitting the several...
It is the Commander in Chiefs pleasure that you issue five hundred Woolen Caps, five hundred Socks & five hundred pr of Mitts to Capt. Ten Eyck Pay Mastr of Col. Willets Regt for the use of that, & Col. Olney Regt—also such other articles as you may have in store.which are wanted by the Regt: the same to be delivered on account, & proper vouchers Recd for the whole, when the Cloathing is...
His Excellency the Commander in Chief, having recd intimations that the Enemy have in contemplation to make some movement to the Eastward, has directed me to request you will keep a vigilent look out & upon any appearance of their being in motion either by land or Water that you will give immediate intelligence to Colo. Sheldon who will communicate it to head Quarters—The General requests your...
His Excellency directs that the Detachment which may be call’d for by the Quarter Master General from Col. Hazen’s Regt should be furnish’d to conduct an Impress under his direction. I am Sir your humble Servt NHi : Hugh Hughes Papers.
In the absence of His Excellency the Commander in Chief, the enclosed information has been received, which I take the liberty to forward to your Excellency, as the frontiers of this State appear to be particularly concerned thereby, if the intelligence should prove to be well founded. Since His Excellency left this, I have in consequence of his direction, ordered the Depy Qr Master to forward...
I have it in command from the General, who is gone to West Point to transmit your Excellency the purport of the favorable intelligence received last Night by Express from Trenton. The Pennsylvanians have given a decided & unequivocal proof of their attachment to the Country, and determination not to join the Enemy; by delivering up to General Wayne, an Emissary sent by the Enemy to tamper with...
Before the departure of His Excellency the Commander in Chief for Philadelphia, he wrote a Letter to you, dated the 11th of July, of which he has received no acknowledgement, & therefore suspects it may have miscarried; the purport of it was, to relieve Capt. Dayton, to stop all Correspondence with Ward McMichael & every other person within the Enemy’s Lines, and to hold the Brigade in...
I inclose you by the Commd of his Excellency a Warrant for the Execution of George Cook, the time & place are left to your appointment. I am Sir Your Hble Servt. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Negro Boy, whom it is said Captain Ballard attempted to sell, waits upon you with this—he reports that the Person who pretended to purchase him consents to give up the Bill of Sale, upon his obtaining a Certificate that Captn Ballard had no right to dispose of him as a Slave—Justice & Humanity require the Matter should be enquired into, that, in case it shall appear the lad is free, or was...
As the Rhode Island Regt is under marching Orders for the Northward, the Commander in Chief thinks it will be necessary for you to precede the Corps, to make provision for them, previous to their arrival—It is on this account the Adjt Genl will send an Officer to relieve you; of which, His Excellency directed me to give you Notice. I am Dr Sir with great esteem Yours DLC : Papers of George...
The Commander in Chief expects wherever there are two Field Officers with the Regt on the Lines, that one of them will take the command of the Posts at Kings Ferry & at other times, that the senior Officer present will have the general superintendance of them. As to the salted provisions which is in danger of being spoiled; His Excellency thinks, if it is the property of the present...
His Excellency requests you will have the Letters sent herewith, delivered to the Commanding Officer of Col. Hazen’s Regt before his departure for Albany. I am Sir your hble Servt Privately owned.
His Excellency the Commander in Cheif had the pleasure to receive your favor announcing the arrival of the Count de Grasse, at 1/2 past two oClock P.M. near Chester, and directed me to come forward to make some arrangement for expediting the Movement of the Troops, Ordnance, Stores &c. & ha ste ning the embarkation as much as possible. I have it in command from His Excy to write to you...
I am directed by His Excellency to send you the enclosed to be issued to morrow. He also requests (if possible) that from the result of your inspection, or by the Return of the Recruits who have joined since the first of April, you will afford the Means (this evening) of ascertaining our present force with great precision. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your Most Obed. Servant...
I am directed by His Excellency to send you the inclosed, to be issued tomorrow, He also requests (if possible) that from the result of your inspection, or by the return of the Recruits who have joined since the first of April, you will afford the means (this evening) of assertaining our present force with great precision. I have the Honor to be With perfect respect, Your Most Obt Servt P.S....
The Commander in Chief is pleased to authorize any three of the Board, appointed to decide the despute respecting numbering the Regts of Connecticut, who shall meet at Horton’s tomorrow, to proceed to the decision of that dispute, & to report accordingly—I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
His Excellency wishes the distribution of the State Cloathing of Massachusetts may not be made, until the arrival of the Officer send by the Marquis to procure Cloathing for the Detachment of the Massachusetts line under his Command—As a part of that Cloathing may be necessary for these Troops—Capt. Heart, the bearer, informs the Officer may be expected every Moment. I have the honor to be...
I have the honor to acquaint you, by command of His Excellency, that Captain Welles has received instructions from him, respecting the Guards Boats on the River; which he is directed to communicate to You; and to request you will be pleased to order four or five of the lightest & best Boats at West Point or its dependencies, to be furnished for their service. I have the honor to be With the...
His Excellency the Commander in Chief having recd your Letter of the 13th inclosing the Arrangements of the reformed Regts & Corps in this Cantonment, directs me to acknowledge it, & to inform you that he fully approves of the alteration you have made, as well as of such others as you may judge proper & conducive to the good of service. I have the honor to be With perfect respect Sir Your Most...
His Excellency the Commander in Chief requests you will be pleased to forward the Letter transmitted herewith, in the most expeditious manner, by a Flag. I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Hble Servant MHi .
It is His Excellency’s pleasure that One of the two Prisoners, belonging to the Massachusetts Line, now under sentence of Death for desertion, should be pardoned. He therefore requests that you will be pleased to Order that One of the two Culprits, whose crime shall appear to you the least aggravated, to be finally pardoned, and released from his confinement. I have the honor to be With the...
In the absence of His Excellency, who is gone to Fish Kill Landing in company with Genl Chattelux, I have recd your Letter to him of Yesterday. I know it to be perfectly agreeable to the General that Capt. Welles should be furnished with the Boats proposed, as he had previously directed me to write to the Quarter Mastr Genl to that purpose. I have the honor to be Your Most Obedt Servt MHi :...
His Excellency has received your Letter of this date by Major Tallmadge, and has given it in charge to me to inform you, he has no objection that the Detachment under Major Maxwell should continue at Stamford untill the 25th Inst. by which time he hopes the State Troops will have arrived—and beyond which, the Troops cannot be dispensed with from their Corps—The General desires you will...
His Excellency has just heard of the revolt of the Jersey Troops, and directs me to inform you that he is determined at all hazards to put a stop to such proceedings, which must otherwise prove the inevitable disolution of the Army. He requests therefore you will be pleased to order a Detachment to be made out from the Garrison & other Troops under your command, of five or six hundred of the...