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Your Excellency’s Letter of the 22d Instant was delivered me last Evening—I learn with particular Satisfaction that Congress has requested your Attendance to advise with them on the Measures necessary to be adopted for the present Campaign—I foresee many salutary Consequences from this Step. Altho’ I have transmitted you some farther disagreeable Accounts from Canada since the Date of your...
Soon after I had dispatched the Letter which I did myself the Honor to address to your Excellency from Stilwater I met with Lieutenant Colonel Hay D.Q.M. General, who was at Tyonderoga he informs me that on Saturday it had been agreed upon to retreat from Tyonderoga and Mount Independance: that between two & three O’Clock on Sunday Morning General St Clair with the Rest of the General Officers...
I have the Honor to congratulate your Excellency on a signal Victory obtained by General Stark over a Detachment of about 1500 of the Enemy near Bennington on the 16th Instant, an Account whereof I have this Moment received in a Letter from General Lincoln of which the following is a Copy—“Bennington August 18th 1777. Dear General The late signal Success of a Body of about 2000 Troops mostly...
I had the Honor to receive your Excellency’s Favor of the 27th Ult. on the 7th Inst. Being informed that the party which was sent to Oswegatchie as mentioned in mine of the 29th Ult. was returned to Fort Schuyler and that Lieutenant McLallen was expected in Town I deferred an Answer until I should see him—He arrived Yesterday and I requested a Journal of his proceedings, which I enclose —I...
I had the Honor to receive your Favor of the 15th Instant at Tyconderoga on the 25th, on which Day the Remainder of Maxwell’s, De Haas’s and Burrel’s Regiments moved from thence—I stayed to see St Clair’s and their Baggage across the portage and embarked, and at six in the Evening set out for this place, which I reached at five Yesterday Morning. Being restricted by Congress to build no more...
Your Excellency’s Favor of the 20th Inst. I had the Honor to receive at Saratoga in the Evening of the 26h. I am this Moment favored with a Letter of the 25h Instant from General St Clair, Copy whereof I herewith transmit —Should an Accident happen to the Garrison of Tyonderoga and General Burgoyne make a push to gain the South part of the Lake, I know of no Obstacle to prevent him,...
I thank for you[r] favor of the 27th Instant. Inclose you a line to Mr Nicholas Low who will pay you what money you may want to discharge my proportion of the purchase money, in case a compromise or purchase should be made of the Cosby manor lands. Caty and her Niece arrived here this morning at five O’Clock. I most sincerely wish that My Eliza and the Children had Accompanied them. I dread...
Since I did Myself the Honor to write Your Excellency from New York Nothing very material occurred until Yesterday, when I received the Inclosed Letters, the Accounts contained in that marked Number 1 are truly alarming in the present defenceless State of the Counties of Tryon and Albany, and Especially as the Assistance I can afford them either of Men or Money is next to Nothing, the few...
Mr Harrison’s Letter of the 20th Instant, I received Yesterday, and a few Minutes afterwards I received a Letter from General Gates, Copy whereof I do myself the Honor to inclose. I am in great Hopes that General Carlton will not be able to dislodge our Army from Tyonderoga, but should such an Event unfortunately take place, such Measures will be taken as I think will certainly prevent them...
This Moment Colonel Weisenfelts and Mr Mercer arrived here with the Melancholly Intelligence contained in the inclosed Copies of Letters from the Honorable the Commissioners of Congress in Canada and General Arnold. I must of Necessity comply with their Request of halting the Troops, otherwise those in Canada under their present Circumstances must starve. This Event will cause such an...
I am honored with your Letters of the 25th & 27th Ultimo which were delivered me on the 7th by Mr Bennet. I feel in the most sensible Manner the disagreeable Situation you are in, for Want of Arms: it adds to the pain, this Information gives me, that we are here in a similar Situation, and unable to assist you—The New Jersey—pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts Troops arrive here more...
About an Hour ago General Arnold, who is arrived here from Canada sent me a Letter from General Sullivan inclosing one from General Arnold to him, another of Colonel Hazen and a third from Lieutenant Colonel Antill; Copies of all which I do myself the Honor to enclose —The Grief I feel on the Evacuation of Canada by our Troops, is greatly alleviated by the little Loss sustained in the Retreat...
Yesterday Mr Kirkland the Indian Missionary in the Service of the United States with nine Indians arrived here from Oneida & Fort Schuyler. Your Excellency will perceive by the enclosed, which is Copy of a Paper he delivered me, that It corroborates the Intelligence I have heretofore received that the Enemy intend to attack Tyonderoga as soon as they shall be able to cross Lake Champlain on...
Your Excellency’s Favor of the 18th Instant I had the Honor to receive about two O’Clock this Morning. I shall take the Liberty, to shew General St Clair that part of your Letter which relates to him but, I believe, before this, you will have received a Letter of his of the 17th Instant, probably on the Subject of the Evacuation of Tyonderoga—Mine of the 18th in Answer to your Excellency’s of...
I am honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 21st Instant inclosing Colo: Stark’s Letter to General Gates. On the 16th Instant I wrote to Congress, desiring that the Money to be allowed for Rations in this Department might be determined—That I had refused to do it until ordered by your Excellency or by Congress, and gave my Reasons for it —I have not yet been honored with their Answer—I...
Since my last nothing new has been received from the South ward, the report which I mentioned to have prevailed of serious Indications on the part of the british to attempt the reduction of Charlestown begins to lose Credit with many. I however cannot believe that so Capital a force would have been Sent to That Quarter merely to hold their Ground In Georgia. Advices tho not Official have been...
On Tuesday the 4th Instant no Sign of the Enemy was seen forty Miles North of Crown point—General Gates has sent a Flag with Lieutenant Evans; by the Return of which he will know if the Enemy are really gone into Winter Quarters, if so we shall do the like —I am in Hopes that in three Weeks, at farthest, we shall have Barracks sufficient for what Troops may remain in the Service—I propose 2500...
Amongst the regrets experienced from a series of ill health for some years past, and a partial deprivation of eye sight, it is not the least that Mrs Schuyler & myself were deprived of the pleasure of fulfilling the intention we had formed of paying our respects to you and your Amiable Lady at Mount Vernon, that peaceful retreat from which the nefarious conduct of the Government of France has...
Last Evening Gen: Gates arrived at the Camp and this morning I shewed him the different passes, gave him an Account of the disposition of the troops, The posts they Occupied, and the Orders I had given with Such Information as he required, or that occured to me and then Came down to this place. Inclose Your Excellency a return of the Army, Copy of a letter from General Lincoln and Copy of Gen:...
I learned with great Satisfaction that altho you had experienced much fatigue in your Journey, you arrived in perfect health and found my Dear Eliza and the Children so. After a fortnights confinement to my bed room I am so well recovered as to return to the hall,—the wounds in my leg are on the point of being healed. The inner bark of the London or Bass wood was applied on Sunday last and in...
On the 24th Ult., at Saratoga, I had the Honor to receive your Excellency’s Favor of the 11th. In mine of the 4th Feby I communicated the Ideas that had then occurred on the Mode of prosecuting an Expedition against the hostile part of the six Nations—The Questions your Excellency has stated are so exceedingly proper and so important to be determined with as much precision as possible, that I...
I have received a Requisition from General Gates for 2 Lb. Binding and 2 Lb. large Wire, 6 Lb. of Emery and six Screw plates, none of which can be procured here or any where in this part of the Country—Your Excellency will please to order these Articles to be sent by the first Conveyance. Yesterday a Gentleman from the Committee of this City waited on me, and advised me that a person, who was...
Mr. Henry Glen has Exhibited certain accounts of expences accrued by him as an Agent for Indian Affairs appointed by the board of Commissioners in the Northern department, to the Auditor of the Treasury he informs, objections arise to the liquidation on a Supposition that they were not presented within the time limited by the late Congress. The inclosed Copy of a Certificate given by Mr....
The Day after I did Myself the Honor to write Your Excellency from Albany, I set out for this Place & arrived here on the 30th Ult: much indisposed with a billious Fever, next Day I followed General Montgomery whom I overtook on the 4th instant at the Isle au Motte he having been detained by Adverse Winds & rainy Weather, On that Day we moved on to Isle au Noix (twelve Miles South of St Johns)...
I have many and Sincere thanks to render Your Excellency for your affectionate favor of the 25th ult., which I had the honor to receive on the 14th Instant Whilst I regret with Anxious Concern the Causes which deprive me and mine of the satisfaction and happiness we promised ourselves from an Interview with You and Your lady at this place I lament with all the feelings which Affection can...
The great Scarcity of wheat before harvest and the drought Since has prevented the agent appointed to Collect the Supplys required from this State to deliver It to the Issuing Commissary and we are at least ten thousand barrels in rear. The wheat for all which is already assesed, a considerable quantity of it brought to the mills to be manufactured, and the remainder daily collecting, hence...
Yesterday I received a Letter from Lt Colonel Willett commanding officer at Fort Schuyler inclosing a Speech of the Oneidas and Tuscaroras in Answer to a Message I sent them in March, Copy of the Speech I do myself the Honor to inclose —Your Excellency will percieve that some of these Nations intend to join you as soon as the Fort promised to be built in their Country shall be finished—The...
I am not surprized My Dear Sir that you found much had not been done in the execution of the important Objects, for I have some time since perceived that Mr McHenry had not a mind sufficiently extensive & energetic to embrace & execute all the Objects incident to the war department, and I foresee that you will be under the necessity to direct the principle operations of that department, to...
Yesterday I was honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 9th Instant. My future applications for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores shall be to General Knox as your Excellency directs—He has sent me two Orders on persons in Jersey for a Quantity of Shot; As I neither know the persons nor any person in Jersey whom I can request to forward it to me, I am under the Necessity of beging your...
By Capt. Goforth who arrived this Morning I am honored with Your Excellency’s Favor of the 9th instt & by Mr Watts with that of the 10th. The Resolutions of Congress for a farther Supply of Money to be sent here I received on the last Ult. & dispatched It by Express to Canada together with the Other Resolutions that were transmitted me by the same Conveyance. I am happy That Your Excellency...