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I am honoured with your letter of the 28th Ulto. Sensible that You must be wearied with Solicitations for appointments to Offices, it is with reluctance that I now take the liberty to mention Dudley Woodbridge jun. Esq: as a suitable character to supply the vacancy lately made by the decease of Genl Parsons in the supreme Court in the western Territory. Mr Woodbridge sustains an amiable &...
I have been favored with your Excellency’s letter of the 19th Ultio—recommending General Sage to supply the place of Mr Miller as Surveyor of the Port of Middletown in the State of Connecticut, provided the latter should resign his Office. I have also received a letter from Genl Sage applying for the appointment, if the office should become vacant. But having had no intimation from Mr Miller...
A Committee to whom the copy of Genl duportail’s letter of the 16 Inst: addressd to your Excellency; is referd: desire a conference with you upon the Subject of that letter. I you will please to name a time most agreable to you, the committee will be happy to wait upon you in the Congress Chamber. Should half past nine in the morning Suit with your engagements, give me leave to request the...
My Health is so much impaired by long Confinement & Application as compels me to retire from Congress. I have the Pleasure to inform your Excellency they have elected his Excellency Thomas McKean Esqr. to be their President. It also gives me much Satisfaction on retiring, to see our public Affairs in many Respects wear a more promising Aspect than heretofore. The Enemy at present in every Part...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, a Resolve of Congress of the 7th Instant, together with the Extract of a Letter from Governor Greene of the 7th of June which is referred to the Commander in Chief, to take such Order by calling upon the four Eastern States for the Aid of Militia to defend Rhode Island as he shall think necessary. This Reference is made on the Supposition that Governor...
Governor Rutledge some Days since set out from this City for South Carolina. The following is an Extract of a Letter received from him dated Monday July 2. on the Road (probably not far from Fredericktown). "I give you Joy of the Taking Augusta & the Forts at Galphins & above Augusta, the Probability that Ninety Six has some Time ago fallen into our Hands." The Post at Galphins is some fifteen...
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Dispatches of the 16th, 21st, 24th, & 28th Ulto. Have herewith enclosed a Resolve of Congress of the 2d Instant passed in Consequence of your Letter of the 24th Ulto, and hope that your Request for a Corps of Rifle Men will be fully complied with by this State. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble...
A disagreable report hath prevaild here that the prisoners lately taken at pensacola were to be sent to N. York. I have caused enquiry to be made on this Subject & the best account that can yet be obtaind is from a Mr Syms lately arrivd from the Havannah al so of his Report taken by Mr Lewis of t he Admiralty herewith enclosd I have thou ght proper to transmit to your Excellency. I cannot...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, three Acts of Congress. No. 1 of the 16th Instant relative to granting Furloughs & Discharges &c. No. 2 of the 10th containing Regulations for the Department of the Clothier General, also an Order to the Board of War respecting the medical Department and Resolve relative to the Canadians in Col. Hazens Regiment. No. 3 abolishing the Department of...
Your Excellency will receive enclosd, a petition from Genl Bailey & others Inhabitants in the Northern Frontier on Connecticutt river; which is referd to the Commander in Chief. Congress are anxious to obtain the release of the late President Laurens from his Confinement and for that purpose have passd a resolve directing our Minister at Versailles to offer Genl Burgoyne in exchange for him,...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, several Resolves of congress, viz., one of the 11th Instant & one of the 13th respecting the Officers in the Hospital & Medical Department, sundry Resolves of the 12th respecting the Convention Prisoners, to be halted for the present in Pennsylvania, the Depreciation to be settled in Behalf of Colonel Armands Legion; and earnestly recommending to the...
A Resolve of Congress of the 2d Instant relative to the Bills emitted in Pursuance of the Act of the 10th of March 1780 is herewith enclosed for the Information of your Excellency. By sunday Prisoners from Charles Town who are exchanged & just arrived at this Port in a Flag, we have received Information which seems not to admit a Doubt, that Lord Raudon had evacuated Camden and retreated to...
I am requested by the Delegates from Pennsylvania to transmit your Excellency the Papers inclosed, containing Petitions, Complaints &c. against Colonel Broadhead—I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington. To his Excellency The President and Supreme executive Council of the State of Pennsylvania. The...
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 24th Ulto hath been duly received, previous thereto Congress had adopted the Resolution of the 31st Ulto, recommending to the States of Pennsylvania Maryland & Delaware respectively to raise and equip a Number of Troops. The more immediate Object Congress had in View from this Resolution (Copy of which is enclosed) was to give speedy Assistance to those Parts of...
By the enclosed Order of Congress of the 29th Ulto, I am directed to lay before your Excellency the Letter of the 9th Ulto signed A. Fowler &c with the other Papers referred to, which are herewith enclosed. Col. Broadhead is now in this City. The Complaints of the Inhabitants in the Vicinity of Pittsburgh respecting his Conduct are very great, and his with Respect to them are not small. It...
By the enclosed Resolve your Excellency will be informed that the Convention Troops are to be removed from their present Stations. In Consequence of this Resolve the Board of War have ordered them, the Commissioned Officers to East Windsor in Connecticut, the non commissioned Officers and Privates to Rutland in Massachusetts. Would it not be preferable to have them exchanged if it could be...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, an Act of Congress of the 25th Instant containing the general Principals to be observed in Promotions in the Line of the Army. This Plan hath been adopted upon mature Deliberation, to be observed as a general Rule in Promotions, as subject to the fewest Objections of any that could be devised (though not altogether free from them) under the...
For your Excellency’s Information, I have herewith enclosed several Resolves of the 22d Instant on the Report of the Committee to devise further Ways and Means to carry on the present Campaign &c. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I do myself the Honor of transmitting for your Excellency’s Approbation, the enclosed Copies of Despatches from General Greene, from No. 1 to 6, if the Information hath been already communicated (which is probable) by General Greene, the Trouble of perusing these Papers will be unnecessary, the Expence of transmitting them is inconsiderable. By the latest Accounts from Virginia & North...
Your Excellency will receive inclosed, Copies of four Acts of Congress, viz. one of the 10th Instant with the Memorial of Udney Hay to which it relates; one of the 14th and two of the 15th for your Information. I have the Honor to be with very high Regard Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington. To the Honourable the Continental Congress of the...
I am favored with yours of the 11th Instant covering the Extract of Intelligence received from Colonel Dayton which proves to be premature. Enclosed is the Copy of a Letter this Moment received from a confidential Person giving the latest authentic Intelligence received relative to the Movements of the British Fleet, though a Report prevails that they have since actually sailed, but the Truth...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, a Letter from Mathias Halsted with several other Papers, representing the Misconduct of John Adam Deputy Commissary of Prisoners, which they have thought proper to refer to the Commander in Chief, that due Enquiry may be made respecting the Transactions of this Office, and the Facts complained of & stated in those Papers. I have also enclosed the Copy of...
Your Excellency will recieve enclosed a Resolve of Congress of the 26th Instant, authorizing the quarter Master General to appoint Col. Champlin of Newport a Barrack Master to the French Army agreeable to the Sentiments expressed in your Letter of the 21st Instant. Also a Resolve of the same Date with the above mentioned, affixing the Pay of Captain Lieutenant of Artillery, and of Lieutenants...
For your Excellency’s Information, I have herewith enclosed a State of the Debts due from the United States, with the necessary Estimates for the current Year as near as they can be ascertained at present; Copies whereof are transmitted to the several States. Also a resolve of the 23d Instant, directing the Board of War to take effectual Measures for the Removal of all public Stores,...
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Letters of the 16th & 18th Instant. Your Excellency will observe by the enclosed Resolve of this Day, that it is the Sense of Congress on receiving the Information contained in your Letter of the 16th of the Proposals you have made respecting the Exchange of General Burgoyne, that you be authorized to proceed in perfecting the Exchange if you shall...
I am directed to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Copies of Letters, viz., one from his Excellency President Reed to me, the other from Mr Fowler to President Reed, with the consequent Resolve of Congress of the 19th Instant; directing that effectual Measures be taken to make Enquiry into & correct the Abuses therein mentioned and for bringing the Offenders to condign Punishment. This Mr...
Your Excellency’s Letters of the 24th & 31st Ulto the 3d & 4th Instant, with the Despatches to which they refer have been received. You will observe by the enclosed Resolve it is the Pleasure of Congress that you employ an additional confidential Secretary, and as many Writers as you shall judge proper to arrange & register the public Letters &c.; and assign them such Salaries as you shall...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, a resolve of Congress of the 13th Instant, relative to the Mode adopted to pay the new Levies, recommending it to the several States to make Payment. And also directing the future Application of Claimants for Settlement of Accounts, for Payment of liquidated Accounts, for Rank, Discharges, Losses &c., or for resignation. The former Part of this resolve...
I have the honor to enclose copies of letters received this morning which from their impor t ance it is judged necessary to communicate to you with all possible expedition. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington. By accounts I this day received from New York Two of the inhabitants near the Clove took and carried into Genl Sir Henry...
Enclosed is the Copy of a Resolve which I have transmitted to the Count de Rochambeau & to the Chevalier Destouches by Direction of Congress. I have the Honor to be with very great Esteem & Respect Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the Honor of transmitting your Excellency the enclosed Resolve of the 3d Instant, directing the recall of Lieut. General Burgoine and all other Officers Prisoners of War now absent on their Paroles from America to return immediately. It is proper to inform your Excellency that this Resolution is adopted in Consequence of Information, that the late President Laurens is confined in the...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed an Act of Congress of the 2d Instant, wherein they have engaged for the Pay & Subsistence of two. Regiments of Militia & two Regiments of Infantry proposed to be raised by the State of New York, over & above their Quota of Continental Troops, during the Time they shall be in actual Service. The two Regiments of Infantry to be raised for three Years by the...
Congress have been pleased to refer to your Excellency the enclosed Letter of the 21st Instant from Colonel Wood, soliciting in Behalf of Lt Colonel Hill the Liberty of being indulged his Parole to go to England, as also the Letter of the 20th Instant from Lt Col. Dubuyson, desiring that a similar Favor for himself may be made the Condition on which Lt Col. Hill’s Request should be granted; if...
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Letters of the 16th & 18th Instant. You will observe by the enclosed Resolve of this Day, that it is the Sense of Congress, on receiving the Information contained in your Letter of the 16th, of the Proposals you have made respecting the Exchange of General Burgoine, that you be authorized to proceed in perfecting the Exchange, if you shall think fit;...
I do myself the Honor to forward the enclosed Despatches from General Greene, also the enclosed Copy of a Letter from Governor Jefferson which contains the latest Intelligence received from the Southward. Perhaps the enclosed Letter addressed to your Excellency, (supposed to be) from Governor Jefferson, may contain similar Intelligence. By the enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the first...
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 26th Instant came to hand last Evening. Baron Steuben’s Letter, which you mention as referred to in Governor Jefferson’s Letter, by some Mistake of the Governors Secretary, was not enclosed in his Dispatches to me and has never come to Hand. This I ought to have noted on the Copy of the Governor’s Letter transmitted to your Excellency. The Detachment under the...
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 17th Instant with its Enclosures were received last Evening; and I have now the Honor of forwarding the enclosed Despatches from Genl Greene & Copy of a Letter from Governor Jefferson, which contain the latest Intelligence from the Southward. The Intelligence is interesting & Situation of Affairs critical. It is however to be hoped that the Spirit of the...
Since my Letters of yesterday addressed to your Excellency were forwarded by Express, Despatches from Genl Greene are come to hand, Copies of which are enclosed No. 1 & 2. The Intelligence they contain is of such a Nature that it is deemed expedient to give your Excellency the earliest Information of it. From the Tenor of General Greenes Letter I am lead to believe, that the Troops landed at...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, a Resolution of Congress of this Day, by which you will be informed that all the Continental Troops, from Pennsylvania to Georgia inclusive, are to compose the southern Army, except Marylands Corps and such of the Pennsylvania Line as are on Command on the western Frontiers. Congress deemed themselves under a Necessity of adopting the Measure of...
You will perceive by the Enclosed Copies that a Reinforcement to the british troops in the southern department has arrived in North Carolina. Congress wish you to be well informed of some Circumstances which render the situation of that department peculiarly in want of succour which can only be given by the troops of our Ally. The people of North Carolina in that part last invaded are...
By Letters just come to hand from Mr Carmichael at Madrid, I am informed that the Son of Count de Rochambeau is safe arrived in France. Our last Reports from Virginia say that the British were fortifying at Portsmouth, that their Operations indicated a Design to take Post there. How far Credit ought to be given to the Account contained in the Paper enclosed, that all the Shipping & Troops in...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, a Resolve of Congress of the 5th Instant, directing that the Thanks of Congress be given to Major General Parsons and the Officers & Men under his Command, for the judicious Arrangement, spirited & military Conduct displayed by them in the successful Enterprize against the Enemy’s Post at Morrissania. The Transmission of this Resolve, through a...
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Despatches of the 31st January & 3d Instant. Am much obliged by the Intelligence received from Le Compt de Rochambeau. If the Situation of the British Fleet at Gardners Bay should render it prudent for the French to send some naval Force in to the Chesapeake at this Juncture, I have no Doubt your Excellency will use every proper Endeavour to improve...
By the enclosed Resolve of the 1st Instant your Excellency will be informed that the Resolution of Congress of the 4th of September 1778 allowing Officers three Dollars a Day for Expences on Business not incidental to their Office is repealed and to have no Effects from and after the first Day of March next. I am desired by Mr Secretary Thomson to request your Excellency would be so obliging...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, a Petition from George Wright & others, with an Act of Congress of this Day referring the Petition to your Excellency to take such Measures thereon as you may think proper. By the enclosed Copy of the 23d Instant you will be informed that Congress approves of the Proposals made by Colonel Armand for equipping his Legion, and have granted him...
I have been honored with your Letter of 15th Instant. And am directed to acquaint your Excellency that the Line of Conduct you thought proper to adopt on receiving Intelligence of the late Disorders of the non Commissioned Officers & Privates in the Pennsylvania Line, and the Reasons you have assigned for remaining with the Army stationed at & near West Point, meet with the entire Approbation...
Your Excellency will be informed by the enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the 17th Instant that Doctor John Cockran is elected Director General in the Room of Doctor Shippen resigned, That Mr John Pierce is elected Paymaster, and also that some Alterations are made in the late Plan for conducting the Hospital Department. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellency’s...
I have the Honor to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Copy of a Circular Letter to the several States from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire inclusive, which will give you the needful Information of the present Measures Congress have adopted to procure the Pay of the Army &c. Hope that your Excellency’s Letter to the Eastern States, on the same Subject (Copy of which I have been honored with)...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed an Act of Congress of the 12th Instant, ascertaining the Pay & Appointments of the Officers in the Department of Commissary General of Military Stores—the Officers & Men of the Regiment of Artillery Artificers—the field Commissary of Military Stores and his Subordinate Officers; the Commanding Officer of Artillery—the Surveyor of Ordnance—the additional...
Your Excellency will be informed by the enclosed Copies No 1 & 2 of the 8th Inst: that Brigadier General Hand is appointed Adjutant General—And also of the Measures Congress have adopted to procure Speice for the Use of the Prisoners in New York & its Vicinity. I have also enclosed the Deposition of George Bateman Batterman No. 3, giving an Account of the Manner in which our People Prisoners...