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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...
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...