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Inclosed I have the honor of forwarding to your Excellency a Letter from Sir Guy Carleton, received late this Evening by flag of Truce, with the others which accompany it also the London Papers rece’d from a Corespondent of the 8th, & 9th of Novr the 2d & 7th of Decr 82 and the New York Paper of this date.I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s most Obedt Humble Servt DLC : Papers of George...
Agreable to your Excellency’s order’s of the 21st inst. I have permitted the Inhabitants to pass & repass this post, upon their reporting themselves to me—In consequence of which, vast Numbers have crowded to the City. The enclosed No. 1 is a Copy of a Letter received last evening from Brigadier General Musgrave—No. 2 is my Answer dispatch’d this morning—If your Excellency thinks proper that...
Agreable to your Excellency’s Orders containd in a Letter from Colo. Humphries of the 2d Inst forwarded by Mr Merrit I dispatch’d a flagg to Paulus Hook, with Letters to the Commissary of Prisoners in New York, requesting permission for Mr Merrit ’s admittance for the purpose of furnishing the Prisoners with money &c.—to which I have not yet received a reply—the flagg was obliged to halt one...
I informed your Excellency last night of my return, and forwarded the papers which I hope are received. The day after my arrival in New York Major Wemyss Deputy Adjutant General being requested by Sir Guy Carleton to attend to a settlement with their Commissary, we proceeded to compare, and examine the accounts, with respect to numbers sent in and received from either side, and found them to...
Notwithstanding the Enemy’s present dispositon for Peace, and that nothing else is apparently wish’d for, or expected by them in general, there are some who have their doubts, and do not hesitate in expressing them—every step is taking to sooth, and quiet the minds of the people, of which no stronger evidence can be given than the general Orders of the 20th instant. The people of Connecticut...
Inclosed is a copy of a Letter from the Commissary of prisoners in Canada, with a certified copy of the account of Cash paid our officers and others prisoners with the Enemy, address’d to Josa Loring Esqr. and delivered to me by Mr Dunant Deputy Commissary of prisoners, requesting a settlement of the same—As the accounts we have against the Enemy for supplies furnish’d their prisoners are...
The Marquis set off this morning for Philadelphia since his departure I have received from below the enclosed letters which I have the Honour of transmitting to your Excellency, haveing first taken Copys & forwarded to the Marquis, we shall march early in the morning and arrive at trenton the 28th instant I have the Honour to be Your Excellency’s Most devoted Servt DLC : Papers of George...