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I am very sorry to trouble your Excellency on any matters of mine or of my friends, as I well know the little leisure of your station. but as the case to which I beg leave to call your Excellencys attention for a moment involves in it similarity those of hundreds of your officers, I trust it will sufficiently apologize for me. Your Excellency must recollect, that while in the northern army my...
On the first Instant a Small Schoner Vessel tender to the Trimer privateer belonging to Goodrichs Company with 21 Men Commanded by one Dickson went up to Alexandria and in the Night Attempted to Cut out before the town a Vessel belonging to Baltimore. Fortunately they were discovered and the wind Changing prevented their Succeeding. They immediately made off down the river and were pursued by...
My friend got safe into Newyork. He was before Sir Henry Clinton & has passed all the forms of the garrison. He accidentally met Col. Arnold in the street which has paved a natural way for further acquaintance. The party entertain high hopes of success; I fear their patience will be exhausted; therefore am of opinion it ought to be expressed on their minds at every meeting. I informed Mr...
I have just returned from Newark, where I Completed the business your Exccelly committed to me. The virtuous serjeant deserted last night, I saw the two in newark this day. This night they go to york. Desertion among us is a a stranger; my officers are very attentive, & some of them men of nice discernment, this leads me to apprehend they will discover that the Serjeant is on some secret...
I waited on Col. Dey yesterday, but received no information favorable to the business you was pleased to charge me with. On my return last evening the Marquis mentioned to me the same matter as very eligible, & Col. Hamilton made some enquiry on the same subject. I communicate this to your Excellency, least a mention of it by those gentlemen to you may alarm you, on the score of secrecy. Be...
I have made it my business to see the person who was Capt. Browns guide. from a minute examination of him I am confident that Gen. St Clair was named to deceive, that Capt. Brown did not see or hear from Gen. St Clair, & that Capt. Brown passed himself on his conductor as a person engaged in our service, altho his object was to communicate with some gentleman of consequence among us—I am apt...
I have engaged two persons to undertake the accomplishment of your Excellency’s wishes. In my negotiation I have said little or nothing concerning your Excellency as I presumed it would operate disagreeably, should the issue prove disastrous. the cheif of the two persons is a sergeant in my cavalry. To him I have promised promotion, the other is an inhabitant of Newark; I have had experience...
I have the honor of your Excellency’s letr of the 3d inst. transcribing a complaint exhibited by the Chief Justice of this state against three officers of my corps. the following is the exact state of the matter. When illegible to Monmouth, I posted a party of horse in the vicinity of Brunswic for the speedy communication of intelligence. The inhabitants on whom they were quartered being...
It is with very great regret I enclose your Excellency Cap. McLanes letr to me soliciting leave to retire from the service. The public looses a valuable servant, & I part with a gentleman of the first to my corps. I have the honor to be sir, with the most perfect respect your Excelys obt servt DLC : Papers of George Washington. When I left my private concerns, and accepted of a Commission in...
I have the pleasure to inform your Excelly that enclusive of sixty waggon load of forage sent in yesterday, we have I flatter myself two days fresh meat for the army. Col. Blains instructions pointed out the stock of sheep at Newark as proper to cull on this emergency. I accordingly detached a party to procure a part of them. The people assembled determined to rescue their property by arms....