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It is the Order of the Commander in Chief, that you furnish Hospital Tents & other Articles for the Accomodation of the Sick in the Field, agreeably to the Requisition of the Chief Physician of the Army. I am Sir Your Most Hble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
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.
I have it in charge from His Excellency the Commander in Chief to direct that you should remove your Office to West Point, as soon as room can be made in the Barracks for your accomodation by the Officers going into Tents. A principal object is to prevent detachments & reduce the number of Guards as much as possible. A Single Sentinel from the Main Guard at West Point will then answer all the...
In answer to your favor of the 9th (which is just come to hand) I am directed by the Commander in Chief to inform you; that when it was proposed Lt Col. Popkin should go to Boston to superintend the recruiting Service, the General conceived it would be at the same time a matter of private convenience as well as of public utility—that as he does not know that he is authorized to promise any...
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 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...
I forward to your Excellency the Report of the Depy Qr Master, the Forage & Waggon Mastr Genls on the subject of Forage, together with their Estimate of the Quantity necessary, and Plan for obtaining it; in hopes that these papers may come to your hands before you shall have left Philadelphia, that the opinion of the Financier may be taken, and definitive Arrangements be made on the spot. The...
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...
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 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...
In reply to your favor of yesterday, I have to inform you; I am directed by the Commander in Chief to write to the D.Q.M. that ways & means may be devised by him if possible for payment of the expence of forage furnished your Waggon Horses the last Winter; and in case he is not able to pay the Money, that he should adjust the account & cause the payment to be secured in the most speedy &...
I return you the Letters to Genl Gates—His Excellency wishes you will send by the first conveyance the Copy of General McDougals Instructions. I am yours affectionately DLC : John Davis Batchelder Collection.
It is of great importance at this Crisis, to have the best possible information of the state of the Enemy’s affairs at N. York. His Excellency the Commander in Chief has commanded us therefore, to inform you, it is his wish that you will use your utmost endeavours to obtain such information, and that you will devote all the time & attention you can spare from your other Duties, to this very...
The Commander in Chief having determined to seize the first moment, after the Troops have taken their new position, to employ a number of them in cutting Wood for the Garrison of West Point—And as the summer is now far advanced, he wishes this necessary business may be accomplished as early as possible: to effect this he requests you to have the Axes immediately fitted with Helves & conveyed...
Upon mentioning the subject of your favor of the 27th to His Excellency, he was pleased to direct me to inform you, that, as the service of many Engineers will not be necessary in the Camp we are about to take, which indeed is but a change of Position, and as you are so perfectly acquainted with the plan of the Works now carrying on at West Point & its dependencies, he would have you at...
The Commander in Chief has made an alteration in the disposition of the Brigades on the left of the Line—from that contained in the Order of Encampment given to you two days ago—The first Massachusetts Brigade occupies the ground on the flank, vice Pattersons, which takes the place of the 1st Brigade, & in which the Senior Regt is posted on the left, the next oldest on the right &c.—This...
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 commands me particularly at this time to repeat to you the directions formerly given that the utmost precaution & vigilance should be used to prevent surprize, & to announce instantaneously to him any sudden Movement of the Enemy. for this purpose you will give the most pointed Orders to the person commanding your guard Boats on duty, & will inform Col. Olney or the...
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, &...
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...
I have laid the Charges contained in your Letter of yesterday before His Excellency the Commander in Chief, who has written to Col. Sheldon on the subject, & I flatter myself the affair will be amicably adjusted. I am Sir Your most obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Instead of being with your Corps at the White Plains between sunset & dark tomorrow Evening, as mentioned to you in the Commander in Chief’s Letter of yesterday’s date; it is his pleasure, that you should be with your Legion by 2 OClock P.M. tomorrow at the House where Lord Stirling quartered the last Campaign, (the name of the family I know not, but you will readily recollect it to have been...
The Commander in Chief has directed me to inform you he would have you commence the March of the Light Infantry at day break tomorrow Morng, & proceed on the route by the River to the Fork of the Road just above the Redoubt at Dobbs’s Ferry (where Sheldons Legion was quartered last Campaign) from whence you will please to detach one Battalion to the height immediately above the Redoubt on the...
The Commander in Chief was surprized to hear that Boats were down the River in the manner you relate in your Letter of yesterday—In future he directs, that you should apprehend any People you find in the same predicament, & send them under guard to Head Quarters. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
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.
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...
I have his Excellency’s direction to give Orders on the Clothier at this place to deliver Caps & Mittens for the Men under your Command, agreeable to your Returns if there are any in store. I wish you still to persist in taking every Means in your power to obtain the most Authentic Intelligence of the State of the Enemy, particularly what their exact strength & Destination are, on the North...
The Commander in Chief wishes to know, what Teams you have prepared to go with the Canadian Prisoners, how many, how far they are to proceed, and whether, with very little additional expence, the same Teams could not bring on the shirts, or some other Articles of Cloathing from Philadelphia—should that be the case, it will be expedient for you to write to the Quarter Master by the Post & have...
Colonel Smith, who is to remain at Dobbs Ferry, for the sake of transacting the business of his Department, will also have the superintendance of that Post—he will have the charge of receiving & granting Flags, he will send only such as are proper & necessary; The General desires therefore you will furnish such Boats for the purpose as he shall have occasion for; and co-operate with him in any...