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Sundry matters on which Colo. Bouquets directions is desird. As the 22th Inst. is fixd upon for me to begin my March from Winchester I am in hopes we shall all be ready for that purpose—but if I shoud not be able to get Arms and Blankets for the Men—are we to wait any longer for them, or to march of at all events? After the first division of Colo. Birds Regiment has Marchd to Fort Cumberland...
Your favours of the 27th Ulto and first Inst. I have had the Honour to receive. According to Order I Marchd from Winchester the 24th and arrivd at this place Yesterday in the Afternoon with five Companies of the first Virginia Regiment and a Company of Artificers of the Second, as you may observe by the Inclosd return. My March by bad Teams, and bad Roads (notwithstanding I had sent the...
Since closing mine of this date a dispute has arose between an Assistant Commissary of Mr Hoops (namely Mr Joseph Gailbraith) and I, abt Salt —Our Stock of Meat is mostly Fresh and he refuses to provide Salt for it—whether it is his duty or not to do it, I can’t say—but unless it is done, the Men must inevitably be visited with fluxes and other Disorders that may render them incapable of...
Colo. Byrd with 8 Companies of his Regiment arrivd here Yesterday. He left many Sick Men behind him as may be seen by the Inclosd return —this diminution, together with the Company Posted at Edwards’s & Pearsalls reduces our strength considerably. I am a good deal at a loss therefore to know how to Act for the best, since your last Orders for joining you at Rays Town were not positive, and...
Your favour of Yesterday was deliverd me last Night. I immediately directed all your Orders to be executed[.] The Waggons (save those attending the Road cutters) go of to day. three Companies under Colo. Mercer proceeds on the Rays Town Road, which we began to open Yesterday; they carry 6 days Pro[visio]ns with them, and are to apply to you for more if that don’t suffice—Captn Dagworthy & the...
Your favour of the 11th by Doctr Johnston I had the pleasure to receive the same day. nothing extraordinary since my last has occurd. By a Party from Colo. Mercer to this place for Provisions I find, they have opend the Road only 6 Miles; and that they proceed much slower in this Service than I expected: this possibly may arise from the pains they take to make the Road good, and from the width...
Abt 4 Oclock this Afternoon—after I had closd my Letter to you—I receivd Information that two Men were killd & a third taken Prisoner on the Road about a Mile from this place. I got the Indians to go, and sent a Command of 50 Men immediately to the spot, where they took the Tract of Six Indians and followd them till near dark when the Indians returnd, as did our Party also. They discoverd that...
I was favour’d with your’s of the 14th Inst. at 11 oClock last night: the Express who brought it informs me he was Fir’d at twice by 6 Indians, and oblig’d to abandon his Horse. There’s three Party’s gone from hence towards the Enemy’s Country within these few days; the largest of them (consistg of an Officer and 18 Cherrokees) March’d 3 days ago; I always send out some white people with the...
Your obliging favour of this date, I just now had the pleasure of receiving. You make me quite happy by your coinciding in opinion with me, relative to the proposd Expedition. Captn Dagworthy’s Party returnd hither Yesterday, in consequence of Orders from Sir Jno. St clair forwarded by the Commanding Officer at Fort Frederick. I have directed him to finish a Bridge at this place, which I...
Before Colo. Stephen came to this place last Night, I had abandond all thoughts of attending Personally at the Election in Winchester—determining rather to leave the management of that matter to my friends, than be absent from my Regiment when there is a probability of its being calld upon. I am now much pleasd that I did do so. Colo. Byrd has given me your Letter of Yesterday, in consequence...
The Inclosd came to my hands a few hours after I dispatchd my last by Mr Frazer. I did not know but it might enable you to determine better, what shoud be done with the Waggons, and therefore send it. If we are to lye at this place any time, perhaps you may think it advisable to send the Waggons down for another Convoy. I shoud not choose to propose any thing that might seem officious: but...
I wrote you by Colo. Stephen, since which I have been favourd with your kind and agreable Letter of Yesterday. We have advice that our Second Convoy of Seventy odd Waggons (contents you were informd of in my last) will be at the South Branch to day, where I expect they will be joind by some Waggons with Forage—the number I cant ascertain—and all proceed to this place immediately. On Friday I...
Your favour of Yesterday I had the pleasure of receiving last Night. I detaind the Party till my Adjutants return from Rays Town (which I hourly expected) imagining something by him might arrive, that woud require answering by it. I have informd Captn Dagworthy of the Orders for His March, he will depart therefore so soon as he can draw in his Men from the Grass Guard. Inclosd is a return of...
Those matters we talkd of relative to the Roads, has since our parting been the object of my closest attention: and so far am I from altering my opinion, that the more time and attention I give thereto, the more I am confirmd in it; as the validity of the Reasons for taking the old Road appear in a stronger point of view. To enumerate the whole of these Reasons woud be tedious: and to you who...
The Generals Orders, or the Orders of any Superior Officer will, when once given, be a Law to me. I shall never hesitate in obeyg them—but, till this Order came out, I thought it Incumbent upon me to say what I coud to divert you (the Commanding Officer present) from a resolution of opening a new Road, of which I had the most unfavourable reports, and believd from the hight of the Hills—the...
Captn Waggoner with 50 Men & 19 Waggon’s wait upon you for Provisions agreeable to my Yesterday’s Return. A Letter which I have just receivd from Mr Walker tells me, that the Convoy may be expected at Pearsalls the 15th; and desires that the Escort (already consisting of 75 Men) may be reinforcd; as the Waggon’s and Cattle will cover a large space of Ground. Pray what will you have done with...
The Waggon’s met with all possible dispatch in loading, but being assurd that the Horses were not able to return till today, I did not Order them of sooner. My Soldiers Cloathing, unluckily, are sent to this place. if I March that way I shall take them along; with those of that part of the Regiment now under my care, since we are likely to make so late a Campaigne of it. I sent Orders to Captn...
I am favourd with yours of Yesterday, intimating the probability of my proceeding with a Body of Troops on G[eneral] B[raddock’s] R[oa]d and desiring my retaining for that purpose a Months Provisions at this place, a thing which I shoud be extreme fond of, but as I cannot possibly know what quantity of Provisions may be necessary for that time, without knowing the Number of Men I may probably...
This afternoon the Party Commanded by Capt. McKinzie return’d without being able to discover anything of the Enemy’s motions, they waylaid the Road for several days near the great Crossings and intended to have advanc’d quite to that Post, had not their Provisions entir’ly spoil’d, notwithstanding every method and the utmost pains for it’s preservation was taken; some of their advanc’d Sentrys...
Thirty Cuttawba’s came here this Evening. and the Convoy may be expected on Wednesday, as it was at Pearsalls last Night. Governor Sharpe I am told will be here in a day or two—I am at a loss to know how he Ranks, and whether he is entitled to the Command. In the Army he Ranks as Lieutt Colonel only—but what his pretensions as Governor in his own Provence is, I really dont know, or whether he...
Your favour of the 21st Instt accompanied by the 20 Pack Horses with about 3000 lbs. of Salt Pork came safe to hand. I had the pleasure likewise of receiving yours of the 23d the Generals happy recovery affords me vast Satisfaction, and am glad the New Road turn’s out so much to your Liking. The Convoy from Winchester arrivd here yesterday in the Evening—they set out with 468 Beeves, 9 were...
Your favour by Mr Hoops has in some measure revivd a hope that was almost extinguishd—of doing something this Campaign —We must doubtless expect to encounter many difficulties in opening a new Road thrô bad Grounds in a Woody Country of which the Enemy are possest but since you hope our point may be carried I woud feign expect the Surmounting these obstacles—’tis a melancholy reflection thô to...
Your Letters of the 30th and 31st Ulto I was favourd with in the Evening Yesterday—not time enough tho. to prepare my answer till to day and for safety I have detaind the Express for the Cover of Night. I enclose you an exact return of all the Ammunition & Provisions wch we have at this place that you may be judge what supply is necessary to send here —If the Pork is in Keggs of a 100 Wt & the...
You will be surprisd (till I give you a reason for it) at receiving a Letter from a Person in the same Camp with you, and who has free access at all times to your Tent. but when I tell you that we were interrupted while conversing on a very important matter, and that I did not certainly know whether I might have another oppertunity of renewing the Conversation till you had some how or other...
I have not time to write you fully for which reason I inclose the Generals Letter to you—please to read, Seal, and deliver it if you are together—and forward it on, if you are Marchd —You will see my anxiety on Acct of Indians and my Bullocks; employ your Interest therefore my Dr Sir in dispatching them to me—I have been sadly puzzled for want of a guide & the Service has sufferd by it—I...
It has been represented to the Genl that it will be very inconvenient for the Virginia Troops to March along Genl Braddocks Road as their necessaries of every kind are at Loyal hannon (Men as well as Officer’s) and that the advantages proposd in pursuing the old Road; viz. that of opening it, are very trivial; as this can always be done faster than a Body of Men can March (a little repair...