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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...
I have laid Your Letter of this day before his Excellency, who directs me to inform You that he believes the Orders of Major Genl Heath to have originated from a request lately made, to have a full investigation into the issues of Provision at the several Po sts; but that this was not designed particularly for Your Department—Which may yet be put on such a footing in this particular as to give...
His Excellency has received such intelligence as induces him, to direct the preparations, which were making for Marching the Detachment to be discontinued: You will be pleased therefore, to Order the Horses (should any have been brought in), to be returned, & that no more should be procured without further Instructions from him. The want of Forage has become so distressing, and all our...
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...
I have it in command from His Excellency to inform you, that he would have you continue Your Detachment together, and hold it in the most perfect readiness to act agreeable to the orders you may receive from him. And that you will not return to West point, according to his Letter of this day by Col. Barber, as the Detachment may be necessary where it is, since the defection of the Jersey...
A Detachment of 600 Men is to march immediatly from West Point—His Excellency requests that three Pieces of Artillery, with a sufficient quantity of Spare Ammunition May be in readiness; And that you will instantly make out the Necessary Arrangement with the Q.M.Gl. I am Sir Your Most Obet Servt (Copy) DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
The General entreats you will not remit your endeavours to have the Horses for the Artillery ready as early as possible. The pieces will positively be put in motion as soon as the Horses are obtained—He also requests that a number of Tents & intrenching Tools in the same proportion for 600 Men, which the other arrangement gave for the former Detachment may be sent on; if Horses are not redy...
I am directed by His Excellency the Commander in Cheif to inform you, that the Detachment of Artillery ordered yesterday, is to march, the moment Horses are furnished by the Qr Mastr General. The General further signifies his pleasure that The Commanding Officer should have directions to move to Ringwood, and there receive The Orders of Major Gen. Howe—or if the Detachment under his Command...
I have by direction of His Excellency to inform you—that Report has been made to him, the new Road to West Point is so far opened, as to be passable by Sleighs: he requests therefore that the flour which he understands is on the communication may be thrown directly into the Garrison, by that way, as being the most convenient & expeditious made, while the sleighing. I am Dear Sir With great...
I have laid your Letter of this day, together with the enclosure before His Excellency the Commander in Chief, who is pleased to grant his free Pardon to William Hart, agreeably to the request of Capt. Hubbell, and yourself. I am Sir. &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.