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I enclose you an Act of Congress passed the 24th Inst. and am happy, in the first exercise of that important trust with which Congress have been pleased to honor me, to have the opportunity of conveying to you the thanks of Congress for ordering with so much wisdom, this late attack on the enemy’s works at Paulus Hook⟨.⟩ The important business, in which Congress have been engaged, has...
You will receive herewith enclosed a Copy of an Act of Congress of the 29th instant with Copys of the letters refferred to in it reccomending to the Executive of Virginia the stationing of and safe keeping of the Convention Troops in case of invasion and to advise the Board of War of their proceedings. I have the honour to be with great respect your Excy’s most obt & hble Servt, FC ( DLC : PCC...
Philadelphia, 3 Oct. 1779 . Enclosing a resolve of Congress of 2 Oct., recommending to the Governor and Council of Maryland “to permit as much bread flour and wheat to be exported for the State of Virginia as the said State may want for its public Supply.” FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and...
I am favourd with the receipt of your Excellencies favours of the 29th & 30th ultimo. In conseqence of the latter Congress have directed the North-Carolina Troops to halt at Trenton until further Orders. You will receive enclosd the Act of Congress of the 4th Instant and Copy of the Orders to Col. Clarke on that Subject. I have the honour to be with the highest Sentiments of Esteem & regard...
I had the honour to receive your Excellencies Letter of the 4th Instant this morning and have laid it before Congress. Before this comes to hand you will receive the Act of Congress directing the North Carolina Troops to halt at Trenton and a Copy of the orders to Col. Clarke in Consequence of your former Letter. I have now the pleasure to acquaint your Excellency that Congress fully approve...
Philadelphia, 9 Oct. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 6 Oct. for promoting loans. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. The enclosure is actually part of the enclosure in the second circular of this date , which follows.
Philadelphia, 9 Oct. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing resolutions relative to Continental finance (see note below); asks promptness in payment and regrets that the state quotas are so large. RC ( Vi ); 3 p.; signed: “Samll: Huntington President”; endorsed by a clerk. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14). Enclosure: copy of a series of resolves of Congress signed by Charles Thomson ( Vi ):...
I am honoured with your Excellency’s favours of the 7th & 9th Instant with their Several enclosures. By the Act of Congress of this day herewith enclosd you will receive their Thanks for directing the important Expedition which hath been so Effectually executed by Genl Sullivan & the Brave Officers & Soldiers under his Command. Be assured Sir it is with pleasure I have the honour of...
Philadelphia, 16 October 1779. printed JA, Diary and Autobiography Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1961; 4 vols. , 4:181–183 . Although dated 16 October, the instructions had been adopted on 14 August ( JCC Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington, 1904–1937; 34 vols. , 14:956–960)....
Philadelphia, 16 October 1779. printed : JA, Diary and Autobiography Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1961; 4 vols. , 4:183–184 . Like those for the peace treaty (calendared above), these instructions had been adopted on 14 August ( JCC Worthington C. Ford and others, eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789, Washington,...
LS : Library of Congress; partial copy: National Archives Congress have appointed the honble. John Jay esq minister plenipotentiary for negotiating a treaty of amity and commerce and of alliance between his Catholic Majesty and the united states of America And the honble. John Adams esqr. minister plenipotentiary for negotiating a treaty of peace and a treaty of commerce with Great Britain....
You will herewith receive enclosd a Memorial from two Officers Stediford & Bicker which Congress have referd to the Commander in Chief. I am Sir with the greatest Respect your Exys humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. The enclosed memorial has not been identified. For Congress’s referral of the memorials to GW, see JCC, Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the...
In answer to your letter of the 25th. Septr last I have the honour of inclosing you an Act of Congress of this day. The board of War to whom your letter was referr’d apprehend great inconvenience from removing or separating the Convention troops and damage to the public in supplying them with wheat flour in the manner pointed out in your letter. As indian Flour is equally wholesome they must...
I have the honour to transmit you herewith enclosed Two Commissions wherein you are Authorized and appointed Minister Plenipotentiary from these United States to Negotiate Treaties of Peace and Commerce with Great Brittain; Accompanied with instructions in each Case, for your government in the Execution of those Several Commissions. For your further Information and benefit, are enclosed Copies...
Philadelphia, 20 Oct. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of this day recommending that Thursday, 9 Dec., be appointed a day of public thanksgiving. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure not found; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xv , 1191–3. This letter and enclosure were...
[ Great Egg Harbor Landing, New Jersey, October 26, 1779. On October 27, 1779, Huntington wrote to Du Portail and Hamilton : “I am favored with your letter of yesterday.” Letter not found. ] Printed in this volume.
I am favour’d with your letter of yesterday also one from Colo Hamilton of the 19th instant. I have not receiv’d any official or particular intelligence from the Count D’Estaing or the southern Army since you left this City. The enclos’d papers contain all the information I am able to give you either from the southern, northern or eastern Armies. I am with esteem & regard your hble Servt LC ,...
I am honour’d with your favours of the 21st instant, and have the pleasure to transmit your Excellency the enclos’d Act of Congress of the 27th instant pass’d in consequence of the intelligence contain’d in your letter from Colo. Broadhead. I have the honour to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys hble servt LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. GW’s letters to Huntington of 21 Oct. acknowledged...
You will receive herewith enclosed an act of Congress of this date, earnestly recommending to the State of Virginia to re-consider their late act of Assembly for opening their land office; And to that, and all other States similarly circumstanced, to forbear settling or issuing Warrants for unappropriated lands or granting the same during the continuance of the present war. I am with...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d an act of Congress of the 8th instant together with the Copy of a letter from Colo. Broadhead of the 26th Ultimo. In pursuance of the orders contain’d in the act of Congress enclos’d I am to request your Excellency’s endeavours to prevent a repetition of the trespasses mention’d in the letter from Colo. Broadhead. The evil tendency of such...
I have the honour to transmit your Excellency copies of two letters from Genl Lincoln of the 22d Ulto which will give you the disagreeable intelligence of the failure of the expedition against Savannah with the Causes and Circumstances attending the Expedition and failure. As Major Clarkson who Came Express with this intelligence had an Opportunity, from his situation of remarking many...
Since my letter of the 29th Ulto I am favour’d with your Excellency’s letters of Octor 30th & Octor 17th. I had the honor of addressing you in my letter of yesterd[a]y enclosing dispatches from General Lincoln by Major Clarkson. Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of this date among other provision for the southern department, containing a resolve that the North...
Since my letter of the 11th Instant I am honored with your Excellency’s favors of the 3d & 5th Instant with the enclosures. You will herewith receive enclos’d an Act of Congress of the 12th Instant respecting regimental paymasters not being of the rank of captains; Quarter-masters and adjutants; And also the eleven Companies of Artificers raised by the quarter master general. I have the honor...
By the Act of Congress of this day herewith enclosed, you will perceive I am directed to inform your Excellency that they approve of your sentiments and Opinion as expressed in your letter of the 14th Instant, and leave the future measures on that subject to your direction as shall be thought proper upon the Intelligence you may have received. It is presumed your Excellency must have received...
Philadelphia, 18 Nov. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing resolves of Congress of 12 and 16 Nov. reorganizing the eleven companies of artificers raised by the quartermaster general, and other resolves of 16 Nov. requesting the state executives to issue writs, when applied for, compelling witnesses to appear and testify in courts-martial. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 2 p. Enclosures:...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed five Acts of Congress, Viz. one of 12th and four of the 16th Instant; respecting the eleven Companies of Artificers raised by the Quarter Master general; The procuring of Witnesses and depositions in trials before Courts Martial; And the Constituting a sub Cloathier for the Artillery, Cavalry, Artificers and Corps composed of troops from different...
Philadelphia, 22 Nov. 1779 . Circular to the state executives enclosing resolves of Congress of 19 Nov. recommending the enacting of laws for “a general limitation of prices …, to commence in their operation from the first day of february next.” FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 1 p. Enclosure: Resolves of Congress of 19 Nov. recommending limitation of prices and wages; copy ( Vi ), signed by Charles...
Since the receipt of your Excellency’s favours of the 3d & 5th instant acknowledg’d in my letter of the 13th I am honour’d with yours of the 14th 18th & 20th instant. Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d a Letter from Doctr J. Morgan of the 22d instant together with an Act of Congress of the 24th instant ordering the aforementioned Letter from Doctor Morgan to be transmitted to the...
I am honour’d with your Excys favours of the 2d & 4th instant. You will receive herewith enclos’d two Acts of Congress of the 6th instant. By the one your Excellency will observe that Congress approve of Colo. Baylor’s Regiment of Dragoons being sent to South Carolina, and have directed the board of War to give the necessary orders for that purpose. The other is designed to regulate the...
I am honour’d with your Excys favour of the 8th instant. By the act of Congress of this day herewith enclos’d your Excellency will be informed, The party of Colonel Bland’s Regiment of light Dragoons now at Charlotteville are to proceed forthwith to South Carolina & Join the Regiment there, other guards for ⟨the⟩ Barracks being provided from Virgi⟨nia.⟩ That Colo. Bland’s resignation is...
By the act of Congress of this day herewith enclosed your Excellency will be inform’d, That Congress approve of the Measures taken by the Executive of the State of Virginia in providing Guards to the Convention Troops at Charlotte Ville, that those Guards all be considered in Continental Service and receive Continental pay and rations while doing duty at the Convention Barracks. That the party...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d two acts of Congress of the 11th instant and one other of this Day by which you will be inform’d that Congress have determin’d to call upon the several States to furnish their quotas of such Supplies as may from time to time be wanted for carrying on the war taking due care to suit the conveniencies of the several States, and the articles by them...
Philadelphia, 15 Dec. 1779 . Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of this date recommending an embargo on exports. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 14); 2 p. Enclosure missing; printed in JCC Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 , ed. W. C. Ford and others, Washington, 1904–1937 , xv , 1383. TJ had anticipated the recommendation of Congress in his Proclamation...
I am honoured with your Excellency’s favours of the 7th—8th 11th & 15th instant, some of which have much engaged the attention of Congress. I should have been happy to have had it in my power before this time to communicate to your Excellency the proper decisions of Congress on the important Matters contain’d in several of those Letters. At present I have the honour to transmit your Excellency...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d two Acts of Congress of the 27th & 28th instant, for regulating the Post Office & discharging all Express riders retain’d in Constant pay at public Expence. It is expected this regulation of the Post Office punctually executed will supercede the necessity ⟨of⟩ keeping Express riders in Constant p⟨ay,⟩ & in a great Measure save the Expence of...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d the copy of a letter from Thomas Scott to the President of Pennsylvania of the 29th of Novemr. last with a copy of the proceedings of the President and Council of Pennsylvania of the 15th of Decemr., as also an act of Congress of the 27th Instant consequent thereon recommending to the contending Parties not to grant any part of the disputed lands...
Your Excellency will receive herewith our Act of Congress of the 8th instant, making further provision for the paying for horses killed in Battle and for reforming the Georgia Battallions &c. Your Excellency’s favour by Col. Magaw have this moment recievd & Shall call the Attention of Congress to the Subject to which it relates at thier Meeting in the morning, that a de⟨c⟩ision may be obtaind...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d seven acts of Congress of the 10th 12th 13th & 14th instant. By the act of the 13th respecting the Exchange of Prisoners your Excellency is fully authorized to negotiate & conclude all matters & proceedings necessary for an Exchange of Prisoners agreeable to the Act of Congress of the 5th March 1779. The Compass of a letter would not suffice to...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d two Acts of Congress of the 13. and 14. Instant. The former containing the regulations adopted relating to prisoners of War whether taken by Continental Troops or captured by the arms of any particular State either by sea or Land. Many difficulties have frequently occurred for want of such a general regulation too numerous to be recited. It is...
I am honour’d with your Excellency’s dispatches of the 23d, 24th, 25th, & 27th of Decemr, the 2d, 4th, 5th, & 18th Instant which have not been in particular before acknowledged. By the act of Congress of this day herewith enclos’d together with the letter from the Board of War therein refer’d to; you will be informed of the request of Colo. Armand for promotion to the rank of a Brigadier & his...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d an Act of Congress of the 20th Instant together with two other Acts of the 14th & 17th of Decemr to which the former refers. These Acts are calculated with a Design to r⟨e⟩tren⟨ch⟩ Expences in the several staff Departments and promot⟨e⟩ as much as possible œconomy therein. From a variety of Accounts there seems but too much reason to believe that...
Your letter of the 24th Instant was duly received and laid before Congress. After the most mature deliberation, Congress from a full conviction of your knowledge of the subject, and that the honour and interest of the United States in the matter of negotiating and settling a Cartel may safely be trusted in your hands, have passed the enclosed resolves, and committed the whole to your prudence...
I am honour’d with your Excellency’s favours of the 26, 27, & 29. ulto which have been laid before Congress. Enclosed you will receive an act of Congress of the 31. ulto (a Copy of which is transmitted to Governor Livingston)— Expressing the high sense they entertain of the attachment and Zeal of the Magistrates and Inhabitants of the State of New Jersey int the Common Cause and their ready...
I do myself the honour to forward the enclosed letter from Genl Lincoln address’d to your Excellency. As Major Lane the Express charged with this Letter was late a Prisoner in Savannah, and your Excellency must be anxious to know the State of the Prisoners in the southern Department; I have examined him on that Subject and taken his information in writing which is herewith enclosed, yet hoping...
your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed the Copy of an act of Congress of the 9th Instant requiring that for the ensuing Campaign the States furnish by drafts or otherwise on or before the first day of april next the deficiencies of their several Quotas so as to make the number of men exclusive of Commissioned Officers for the Continental Service 35,211 for the present year, the...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of the 9th. Instant ascertaining the number of men exclusive of Commissioned Officers for the Continental Army the next Campaign to be 35. 211. which Congress deem necessary for the service of the present Year the Quota of each State being specified in the Act. You will observe that all the Men belonging to each State...
You will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of the 11th Instant respecting the State of Georgia, with an Extract of the Minutes of Council of the State of Georgia soliciting the Exchange & Promotion of Colo. Elbert who was made Prisoner by the British in Georgia. This Officer though a Colonel in the Continental Army is a Brigadier in the militia of the State of Georgia and the Enemy...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of the 11th. Instant authorizing the Executive Power of Virginia to examine the Accounts charged against Colo. Bland while in Command at Charlotte-Ville by the Deputy Commissary General of Purchases and Issues and make such allowances in his favour as they deem Just and proper &c from the peculiar Situation of his Command. I...
your Excellency’s Letters of the 8th, 14th, & 17th Instant have been received and laid before Congress. Enclosed you will receive a Memorial from Capt. Ebenr Greene one of the Hostages at the Cedars and an Act of Congress of the 19th Instant referring the Memorial to the Commander in Chief to take such Measures relative to those Hostages as he shall Judge most expedient. I have the honour to...
By a Gentleman just arrived from the Havannah who left that place the 31st of Decemr, I am informed that a Fleet lay in that Port ready to sail with between three and four thousand Troops supposed to be destined for Pensacola or Augustine. That on their Passage to this Port they fell in on the 7th of January with the fleet that sailed from New York in Decemr as they suppose, some fifty leagues...