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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...
I was this morning honoured with your Excellency’s private Letter of the 15th inst. and having this Day dined with Mr Lispenard I tooke an oppertunity of asking some questions relative to Doctor Le Moyer Mayeur , and turned the Conversation upon his Abilities in his profession—I have the pleasure to inform your Excellency, that he is considered particularly eminent—He came to this Country,...
We would ee’r this have done ourselves the Honor, to have wrote Your Excellency had any thing occurred making a Communication necessary. We arrived here the 10th Inst. and Immediately by a writtin Message announced our arrival to Sir Guy Carleton, and requested to know when we should attend him to produce our Credentials, in answer to which we were informed, by one of the Gentlemen of His...
I am to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s Letters of the 30th Ulto & 9th Inst. The Key of the Small trunk, I gave to Mr Cortlandt and am surprised at his inattention in not haveing it—The Duty of Arts and Sciences is in eight vols,but bound for more convenience in 4. I have acted with Mr Francis agreable to your Excellency’s directions & have requested him to present his Bills after...
I have the Honor to inform your Excellency a very considerable embarkation of Refugees took place last week bound for Nova Scotia and Canada—one large Transport was filled with Soldiers of different Corps for Quebec and a number of the 17th Light Dragoons are discharged and accompany the refugees to the new Country. The Nonsuch a 64 sail’d on Thursday last for Europe with the regiment of Hesse...
The Books which your Excellency requested should be forwarded by your letter of the instant were committed to the care of Colo. Cobb—I should have accompanied them with a letter but was confined to my bed with a severe fever from which I have only within a few days recovered. The Caps for the boys should have been forwarded before this had not the workman I employed undertook a matter for...
Inclosed I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency the last Papers. The New Corps are to embark on Wednesday for Nova Scotia, and agreable to the Adjutant Generals returns there remains only ten thousand Inhabitants to be removed—Sir Guy Carleton in withdrawing his Troops from the upper Part of Long Island to their present Encampment between New Town and Bedford has left the Country...