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To Genl Forbes [Chestnut Ridge, 16 November 1758] Sir I was not so explicit last night, on the head of Mr Basset’s Party, as I ought to have been. I had conceived an idea (on what ground founded I really can not say) that Mr Basset was to have joined Colo. Armstrong with the Party & Tools which I found here. But, upon enquiring into his orders, it appears he was only to repair some bad places...
The Governor writing fully to you on the present System of management, and posture of our affairs here leaves me no room to add on that head I was in hopes an Assembly woud have been calld immediately, but the Council I believe were of Opinion that as they had met so lately and were Summond to attend sometime in February it wou’d be inconvenient to convene them sooner at this Juncture so that...
Pardon the liberty I am going to use—a liberty, that nothing but the most disinterested regard for the safety and welfare of these Colonies coud cause me to take. How far my Ideas on what I am going to observe is compatable with Reason, and how far they may corrispond with your Sentiments on the matter, I shall candidly submit to your Excellency to determine. The unfortunate arrival of the...
After the most constant labour from light till light, we were able to open the Road to this place only; about 6 Miles from our last Camp. Here it was Captn Shelby overtook Us and presented me with yours and Colo. Bouquets favours, inclosing one also to Colo. Armstrong, all of which were forwarded to that Gentleman last Night by Captn Shelby, so soon as the last of the letters I Now Inclose,...
Permit me to return you my sincere, and hearty thanks for the honour you were pleasd to do me in a Letter to Mr President Blair; and to assure you, that to merit a continuance of the good opinion you seem to entertain of me, shall be one of my Principal Studies; for I have now no ambition that is higher, and it is the greatest reward I expect for my Services in the Ensuing Campaigne. It gives...
To His Excellency Genl Forbes. Sir Camp at Fort Cumberland 12th Septr 1758 In consequence of a Letter from Colo. Bouquet, I wrote to Mr Walker, or Person acting in his behalf for all the Waggons he coud readily procure, and desird that those Waggon’s might be loaded up with Flour or Corn, agreable to the Colos. request. The Inclosd is an answer to that Letter. Colo. Bouquet being advancd I was...
To Genl Forbes—Commanding His Majesty’s Forces, Employd on the Ohio Expedition. Sir [8 October 1758] In consequence of your request of the Colonels, assembled at your Lodgings the 5th Instt I offer the Plans on the other side to yr Consideration. They express my thoughts on a Line of March through a Country covered with Wood, & how that Line of March may be formd, in an Instant, into an Order...
Camp, on Chesnut-Ridge (11 o’clock at night) Sir, the 15th November, 1758. An Express from Colo. Armstrong, affords me an opportunity of informing you that we marched hither about 4 o’clock this afternoon —and that I found Mr Bassett and 30 men here late as it was—Immediately ordered working parties on the road, that no time might be lost in opening it; but apprehend I shall not proceed so...
Colon. Bouquets letter came to my hands (just as the Bearer was passing by) from Colo. Armstrong. I shall punctually observe all the directions contained therein—altho’ I shall at the same time confess, I think it much safer and more elligible to have marched briskly on to our second Post, leaving the Road for Colo. Montgomery to open: We should by that means, have been as good as a...
I came to this camp about 11 o’clock to-day, having opened the Road before me. I should immediately have proceed on, but as the Bullocks were to slaughter, and Provisions to be dressed, I thought it expedient to halt here till 3 in the morning, when I shall begin to march on with 1,000 men—leaving Colo. Armstrong and 5,00 more in this camp, u[n]til Colo. Montgomery joins. I took care that the...