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About eight last Night I returned to this place after a Month’s Absence; on a Business the most disagreeable to a Man accustomed to Civil Society that can possibly be conceived. On the 11th Instant, I was honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 7th, but was unable to answer it from the German Flatts, altho’ I several Times attempted it being ever interrupted by a Croud of Savages. Last...
Yesterday I had the Honor to receive your Favor of the 3d Instant by Bennet, who overtook me on my Way to this place—All is in readiness to move as soon as the Lakes open, which I hope will be in a Day or two—General Thomas is here—6 Companies of Burrel’s Regiment from Connecticut two Companies of the first pennsylvania Batallion three of the New Jersey; the Remainder of these Corps are gone...
Whilst I was in Conference with the Oneida Indians who returned from Canada, I received a Letter from General Arnold and another from Dr Stringer Copy of one and Extract of the Other I do myself the Honor to inclose Your Excellency, and congratulate You on the Success of our Arms as Communicated by Dr Stringer. I could wish he had been more Explicit, That we have had the Advantage I believe...
Your Excellency’s Favor of the 25th Ult. I had the Honor to receive on the 31st. Having entertained an Idea that it was intended to attack the Indians with the principal Force, from this Quarter, my Enquiries were not so pointed with Regard to the Navigation of that part of the Susquehanna below Tioga—I am happy to find it is so good, because the Reasons your Excellency adduces for prefering a...
I do Myself the Honor to congratulate Your Excellency on the Surrender of Montreal Inclose You Copy of the Terms that were proposed and allowed as also Copy of sundry Letters from a Mr Brook Watson, & that of General Montgomery to me; to Congress I have only sent Extracts of the last, for prudential Reasons. In your Hands it is safe. Since my last to Your Excellency I have been more particular...
Yesterday at two O’Clock in the Afternoon I received a Line from Colonel Wynkoop by a returning Express, Extract of which, together with Copy of the Return alluded to I do myself the Honor to inclose—Colonel Duggan to whom he refers me for particulars is not yet arrived —Captain Goforth, who brought the Letter across Lake George informs as what he got from persons just arrived from Canada that...
Last Evening I received a Letter from Mr Petry, Chairman of a Committee, in Tryon County inclosing a Letter from Sir John Johnson and others, to the Inhabitants of Tryon County, and one from two Militia Officers taken prisoners by the Enemy in the Action with General Herkimer; Copies whereof I do myself the Honor to inclose. These were taken from Butler, together with a verbatim Copy of...
I thank you my Dear Sir for informing me that you and all the family are in health; may you continue so is my anxious wish, but I am Still not without my fears. If you should remain, I hope the heavy rain of Yesterday has reached NYork. I have written to Mr. Church and my daughter recommending that she should bring out with her all the articles relative to which she has requested information...
I was last Evening honored with Your Excellency’s Favor of the 27th Ult: Covering the Letter & Resolutions of Congress and the Letter for Doctor Stringer which I have delivered. Altho’ I make not the least Doubt, but that General Carlton is constantly and very well informed of the Condition we are in at Tyonderoga, by the many disaffected Persons that reside in the Vicinity of that Fortress,...
Agreable to your Excellency’s request I do myself the honor to Communicate my Ideas on the mode of most Effectually Forwarding an Immediate supply of flour and wheat from this State for the subsistance of an Army In that of the Massachusetts or Rhode Island: Flour and wheat (for I apprehend a sufficient quantity of the former cannot be speedily procured) for that purpose I concieve should be...
I am honored with your Favor of the 9th Instant which was delivered me last Night. Colo: Pellesier’s plan, which your Excellency mentions to have transmitted to me is not yet come to Hand—I saw it before it went down, but cannot say that it meets my Approbation —It appears to me that Nothing more is necessary on Mount Independence than a Fort that may be defended by four or five hundred Men to...
I was last Evening honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 15th Instant. I have sent to Canada half of the Money transmitted me by Colonel Gilman; thirty thousand Dollars of the other half is gone to Connecticut, where we still owe about seventy thousand, the Remainder is nearly expended in paying Debts long since accrued, and the Calls for daily Expences is very considerable. I hope...
The pleasure I felt on Learning your Success At Trentown Occassioned Feelings which are Better Conceived than discribed, I very Sincerely congratulate you on that Event and the Succeding ones, may Heaven Continue To Crown you with a Succession of Laurels, and make you the happy Instrument of preserving Liberty to this much Injured Country. About one Thousand men from the Massachusetts engaged...
I am just returned from Crown point, to which place I accompanied General Gates—On our Way to that place we stop’d at Tyconderoga and left Colonel Trumbull to take a View of the Grounds opposite to it and on the East Side of Lake Champlain—In the Evening of the 5th we arrived at Crown point and on the 6th Colonel Trumbull arrived, who made so favorable a Report of the Ground, he had been to...
Standard denomination of Measures in length The Expression when the Unit is a Standard foot Equivalent expression in English Inches in length Equivalent Expression in English square Inches when the Standard is Squared Equivalent Expression in English Cubic Inches when the Standard is Cubed The point      .001       .012 .000144 .000001728   Line      .01       .12 .0144   .001728      Inch...
[ Albany ] April 30, 1782. Certifies a contract made by Philip Schuyler, on behalf of the United States, and William Duer, contractor for the posts “north of Poughkeepsie in the State of NewYork,” for supplying the Army with meat. Copy, RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.