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His Excellency will be at West Point before 10 OClock to morrow Morng (Nothing extraordinary happening to prevent it) and wishes if practical that Horses might be provided for him to visit the outer Works. I have the honor to be Dear Sir Your Most Obed. Humble Servt P.S. The General will not go if the Weather proves rainy. MHi : Heath Papers.
I am commanded by His Excellency to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of Yesterday; and to inform you, that he consents that the Six Teamsters required, should continue with Major Campbell untill the first of May, at which time they must positively join their Corps. I have the honor to be with the perfect respect Your Most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I am directed by His Excellency the Commander in Cheif to inform you that the Troops of the Massachusetts Line may receive four Months Pay. I have the honor to be Your most Obedt Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Commander in Chief desires you will order a Court Martial on Doctr McKnight, in consequence of the enclosed Charges, whenever it is convenient—and that you will decide on the sentences of the Court Martial of which Col. Swift is President. I have the honor to be Your Most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
His Excellency the Commander in Chief wishes you would be pleased to attend with the other General Officers at Head Quarters at 10 OClock tomorrow Morng. I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
His Excellency commands me to acknowledge the receipt of your favor by Doctr Evans, and to acquaint you, that altho’ the business in question, as a military point is of some considerable consequence, yet he would not make it interfere with your arrangements—however if you can make it convenient to stay one day longer, not only your attention to this last call of duty, but your company at...
I have it in command from His Excellency the Commander in Chief to inform you, that Lieut. Col. Hull may have leave of absence for five Weeks. I have the honor to be With perfect respect Your Most obdt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
His Excellency (who has just rode out with Colonel Menonville first Deputy Adjutant General of the French Army) desired me to inform you, that he will be at West Point tomorrow Morng if the weather is fair : that he must return before dinner, and will expect the pleasure of your company up the river, if your health, & occasions will permit. I have the honor to be With perfect respect Dear Sir...
The Commander in Chief directs that You remain with your Troop, in the neighbourhood of your present quarters, untill the right Wing of the Army has moved—the next day after which, you will march your corps by the most convenient & easy route to Newburgh, where you will apply to Head Quarters for further Orders. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
You will proceed immediately to Philadelphia, by the way of Elizabeth Town, where you will deliver the Letter addressed to the Commissy of Prisoners to him & receive his Letter for Gen. Hazen, which with the Dispatches for the Secry at War, you will deliver to Genl Lincoln—& receive further instructions from him, if you are to wait any time in Philadelphia the Secry at War will furnish you...
As the Court of Enquiry upon a reversal of their Proceedings are still of opinion that the Negro man claimed by you is legally holden to serve the term he is inlisted for, & that your only remedy is against the State—The Commmander in Chief does not think himself authorized to discharge the Sd Negro, unless another Man is obtained by the State, or otherwise to serve in his room. I am Sir With...
I have to request that you will immediately and without Loss of Time, make a Report to the Commander in Chief, in Writing of the general State of the Quarter Masters Department at this Moment, so far as relates to this Army, with Regard to Camp Equipage, Quarter Master’s Stores &c. noting as far as may be, the Quantities and Species in possession of the Troops, the deficiency of every Article...
I enclose you a Letter from Colo. Swift respecting the expence incurred by keeping his Waggon Horses thro u ghout the Winter; on the subject of which I am commanded by His Excellency to inform you it is his pleasure; that ways & means may be devised, if possible for the payment of this expence before the Horses, are returned in; but in case you are not able to pay the Money that you adjust the...
The Commander in Chief sensible of the immense importance of preserving the Horses & Teams of the Army in good condition for service through the Campaign & considering that the Movements, supplies & success of an Army frequently depend on this Article alone; hath commanded me, to request from you Gentlemen in writing, a joint Report on the following Points, viz. What number of Horses & Teams...
It is the pleasure of His Excellency the Commander in Chief, that you put yourself under the Orders of Col. Sheldon who is appointed to command at Bedford and in that quarter. I am Sir Your Most Obd. Sert DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Commander in Chief directs me to enclose to you the Papers respecting Sergt Gilbert that any investigation may be made into the circumstances of the case which you shall think proper—At the same time I am directed by him to remark, that he considers it an extraordinary thing when an Officers Certificate & Muster Rolls disagree essentially; that where the Enlistments can be found, they must...
The Commander in Chief thinks it will be well to detain Frye with your Regt until some thing farther is known of the state of affairs—in the mean time lest Captn Brewster should Imagine he had deserted it might be proper to give information of his detention. Nothing farther from Philadelphia has arrived. I am your Most Obedt Servt DLC : William A. Oldridge Collection.
The Commander in Chief has no objection that Chris. Beebe of your Regt should receive a furlough for such time as you shall think necessary. I am Dr Sir Your Most Obedt Servt NN .
In order to carry the Arrangements resulting from the Resolution of Congress of the 26th of May into execution, it is His Excellency the Commander in Chief’s pleasure that you should return to the Army immediately with the Men of the Regt who were, inlisted for the War, and such proportionable number of Officers as are to be furloughed under the Act—it will also be necessary for your Adjt to...
I have taken the Commander in Chief’s Orders on the subject of your Letter, & have to inform you, that where men indulged with furloughs have not returned, but are struck of the Rolls as deserters, others who would have received leave of absence upon their return, may be furloughed Notwithstanding—this is upon a presumption the Commandg Officers of Regts in which such Desertions have happened...
Mr Merrit, who has permission to go into New York with a Sum of Money for the Naval Prisoners of Massachusetts, waits upon you in his route for your advice and assistance—If it shall be thought a small escort is necessary for the protection of the Money he is possessed of, the Commander in Chief wishes you would order one to attend him to Dobbs’s ferry—I am Dr Sir with perfect respect Your...
His Excellency the Commander in Chief desires that such Men as are acquainted with the repairs of Boats may be employed under the Quarter Master’s direction, in repairing those Batteaux which will be fit for service on the Western Waters. Those Boats will be wanted to proceed to Albany as soon as possible. I have the honour to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Commander in Chief desires you will have as much of the hard Bread, which was delivered by the late Contractors into Elderkins Store, issued to the Detachment as they can carry with them—and that you will have the remainder of that Bread served out occasionally, that it may not be lost by the Public, whose property it now is—I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
It having been reported to Head Quarters that there is an error in the Arrangement of Officers in the Masstts Corps of Artillery, by the omission of Capt. Sargeant (without his knowledge or consent, the Commander in Chief directs me to refer the matter to you with the Enclosure, that in case there has been a Mistake it may be rectified, and that a complete Return may be sent back to Head...
I am directed to acquaint you, that the General has just recd Dispatches from Philadelphia, by which it appears the necessity still exists for marching the Detachment as expeditiously as may be, the contents will be communicated to you by His Excellency tomorrow. I have the honor to be Sir &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
His Excellency commands me to inform you he approves of the Arrangements you have made, & would have the party from the Lines follow in the manner you propose. General Howe will meet the Detachment in the Clove tomorrow Morng. No Express or Information hath arrived from Philadelphia since you left Head Quarters last Evening—I have the Honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
His Excellency the Commander in Chief directs me to inform you, that the Dragoon Horses will not be able to proceed any longer with the Mail, on account of the total want of forage—And therefore it will be necessary for you to procure a Rider to carry the next Mail without an escort & to continue the conveyance in the same mode, or it cannot be forwarded—The General has some days ago desired...
The General wishes you to make to him a return of the Riding Ho r ses of the Army, which draw forage; also an Estimate of the Forage which will be required to feed them, in order to transmit to Philadelphia. I am Sir Your Most Hble Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
His Excellency the Commander in Cheif is pleased to consent that your Detachment should remain at Stamford until the first of May, at which time, it is his peremtory Order, that you return with your Command to the Army. I am Sir Your most Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Duke de Lauzun will set out for New Port, by day break to morrow Morning. His Excellency requests therefore that you will not fail to have as good a Horse as you can procure ready for the Duke by that time at Fish Kill Landing, and also a person with another Horse to attend upon him and bring back the former, As the Duke proposes exchanging Horses at Storms’s or the next stage beyond where...