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Letter not found: from Henry Lee, 28 June 1757. On 30 June 1757 GW wrote to Lee: “I have received yours of the 28th instant.”
In Obedience to His Honr The Presidents orders to me wch I inclose you a Copy off. I have Sent One hundred Men of this Militia Commanded by Capt. Thos McClanahan & Capt. William Tebbs to Garrison Fort Loudoun at Winchester. I have directed them to Apply to you for Arms & Ammunition & to the Commissary for Provisions: the arms sent for the Use of this County Not being yet Arrived. I am Sir Your...
We are informed by Doctor William Savage that You became Security for Mrs Margeret G[r]een in a bond to Fairfax Court as the Law directs for the Administration of the Estate of the late Revd Mr Charles Green deced which Administration being vested in the said Savage We at his desire do hereby become Counter Security to you and do Oblige ourselves our Exrs and Admrs in the same Penalty and as...
Since the receipt of your Excellencys letter directing the corps to be in readiness to march to join the southern army, every measure has been adopted & pursued to accelerate the essential preparations. But such is the low state of finance, that no public business is performed with vigor. Previous to my departure for Virginia, I commenced the repairing accoutrements; notwithstanding this early...
I have the honor of your Excellency letr of the 9th I can only repeat the purport of my letr of the 10th—& to assure you sir, that every measure is vigorously pursued to expedite our march. I intend to do myself the pleasure of waiting on your Excellency before I leave this country; to receive your full directions, & to wish you every happiness & success both private & public. I have the honor...
I had the honor to receive your Excellencys orders concerning the arrest of Lt Carns in consequence of a complaint lodged by Mr Samuel Allison of this town. I waited on Mr Allison & informed him of my readiness to execute your orders. He gave me for answer, That he was perfectly satisfied & wished the matter to be dropped. This decision of the complainant arose not from his humanity or...
On receipt of your Excellency’s letter directing the cavalry to halt, the corps were billeted in the vicinity of Chester-town. Your lettr of the 8th inst. reached us on the 9th in the afternoon—The Troops moved at three oclock, & arrived here this morning. We mean to halt & refresh for a few hours & then pursue our route to springfield—Your Excellency will please to favor me with your orders...
This evening the Enemy’s cavalry made an attempt on my advanced post - opposite the Stone brid g e—they were in force & moved with vigor & judgement. I am happy in informing you, they were baffled in their attempt by Capt. Furman & Lt Armstrong with their partys of Infantry—the enemy had one killed & several wounded—We have suffered no loss at all. I was unfortunately at that moment with the...
I have had variety of intelligence from the enemy this day—none very pointed or material—But it is of such a tenor, that I am firmly of opinion you will hear of Genl Clintons being before West point in less than 48 hours. Be pleased to excuse this laconic note, it proceeds from the anxiety I feel—I will be more full tomorrow if requisite—this wind is very fair—I am very affcy your Excllys h:...
I wrote your Excellency this morning, Since which I have acquired more explicit knowledge of the enemy’s preparation in Bergen Woods. They certainly may be expelled the country. Perhaps they may be made prisoners. It would give peace to the inhabitants for twenty miles around & very much assist agriculture. Scarce a night passes but ten or twelve horses are stolen. Another good consequence...