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As the Gentlemen who are now remaining of my family, propose to honor me with their Company to my Ho. in Virginia & will of course need a little of their Pay, you would oblige both them & me, if you could devise a method by which three or four Months of it could be obtained. I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obed. & Affe Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I take the liberty to inclose you a Letter from Colo. Vanschaaik—of the 1st New York Regiment—asking a continuation of that leave of absence which Congress before granted him—what that leave was I know not, but I think it absolutely necessary that something should be determin’d on in this matter—as Colo. Vanscaaik has already been absent from the Army near a twelve month. I am Dr Sir &c. DLC :...
In Reply to your Letter of Yesterday respectg the Ordnance & Ordnance Stores in Virginia, I transmit to you Copy of a Letter from the Count Rochambeau, to whom I had submitted your Quere, & requested to know from him what future Service he expected from those Stores for the Use or Security of the French Troops. I think it will be well for you to take your Measures for the Removal of such as...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 27, 1780 . Is pleased with Lincoln’s present situation. Hopes that the Spanish success in Florida will turn the British attempts in that direction. Instructs Lincoln to cooperate with Juan de Miralles. Reports that Virginia troops are being sent to the South. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 18, 1780 . Asks Lincoln to employ Lieutenant Colonel Dubuysson “in such a manner as will enable him to indulge his ardor.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Lieutenant Colonel Charles François Dubuysson des Aix des Hays .
I have the honor to transmitt you Copy of a Letter from Sir Guy Carleton together with copy of Lt Reinkings Memorial respecting the ill treatment of the German Prisoners. Such part of General Carletons Letter as respects our Naval Prisoners I have communicated to Mr Morris and I will be obliged to you to give me such information respecting the Prisoners as will enable me by a transcript...
I have just now recd a Letter from Doctor Cochran, of which the enclosed is a Copy, giving, as you may observe, a Detail of his Wants. You are too sensible of the Importance of having Hospitals supplied with every Necessary to need a single Argument of mine to recommend his Request to your Attention. I have the Honor to be &c. &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I had the honor to address you the 4th Instant covering a Letter to Genl Hazen ordering him to send on a certain Prisoner now in York Goal . I have reasons for countermanding the order and wish to stop it if possible before it gets to General Hazen—but should this not arrive in time for that I must beg you to send an Express to Genl Hazen directi n g him not to carry the order into execution...
Your favor of the 8th of August is come to hand covering a new Arrangement for the Army. I know no preference which Lees Corps is entitled to, but what will arise from the Date of its Establishment. Doctr Vacher’s Complaints, when presented, will be attended to. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have just been informed the Refugees have been impressing Horses to day—If they have any design, it is against our Piquets, this hint will be sufficient to excite unusual vigilance. I am Dr Sr DLC : Papers of George Washington.
West Point, July 30, 1779. Regrets that Lieutenant Colonel John Laurens was wounded. Discusses lack of men. Regrets not being able to send troops to the South. Sends news of Stony Point, the arrival of Charles, Earl Cornwallis, and rumors from the South. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Colonel Olney writes me that he has taken up and confined at Providence Ensign Johnson of the Rhode Island Regiment for shamefully deserting from his Arrest occasioned by his ungentleman like conduct towards you. I shall be obliged to you to inform me what you know of the Affair, that I may be able to give the necessary directions. I am. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have only time by Mr Eveleigh to acknowledge the rect of your private letter of the 2d & to thank you for it. The moment I am at leizure & a good oppertunity offers I shall write you more fully on the subject. Permit me to recommend the Letters herewith inclosed to your care—if no better oppertunity offers, be so good as to forward them by the first Post. Most sincerely & Affectionately I...
Letter not found: to Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, 21 May 1777. Lincoln wrote GW on 24 May : “I was honoured with your Excellences favor of the 21.”
I have this moment received your favor, and have only to express my wish that you will cross as soon as possible & take possession of the Heights of Kings Bridge so as to support the Duke de Lauzun & prevent the Enemy from attempting to cut him off by that way or to prevent their retreating if they are out. I shall be at Valentines Hill in Mile Square by tomorrow morning if practicable. I am...
I return you the Subsistence Roll of the Officers of the Hospital Department. Dr Craik having retired does not I dare say expect to be continued on the list—As to the rest it is impossible for me to judge of the necessity of their services—some of them might doubtless be dispensed with—I will write immediately to the Director General on the Subject and transmit you his Answer so soon as I...
You will recollect the Case of Mr Reckless, a Volunteer in the Corps of Sappers & Miners, which was mentioned to you at Ringwood, in Consequence of a Letter from Genl Dportail. The Young Gentleman havg served a long Time in the Corps with an Encouragement of a Commission, I think it very proper that his Expectations Should be fulfilled, agreeable to the Ideas expressed by the Genl. I have the...
You will observe by the inclosed Papers that Lt Colo. Smith and Major Clarkson have applied for leave to Join the Combined Armies in the West Indies—As it is not with me to grant the permission I have refer’d it to you that you may grant their request or, if that is not in your power, may make the necessary application to Congress in their behalf. I am Sir Your very hum. & Obed. Servant DNA :...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 30, 1780 . Introduces and recommends Brigadier General Du Portail. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found: to Benjamin Lincoln, 22 May 1799. American Book-Prices Current (1964), 70:884, records that this letter “introducing a Mr. Ralph Wormeley” was sold by Christie, Manson & Woods on 19 Dec. 1963, item no. 241.
Inclosed are the Annual Returns of the Men engaged in the Service of U. States from each State composing the Army under my immediate Command. You will be pleased to lay them before Congress. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Let the Corps of Sappers & Miners be part of the Troops which compose the first Embarkation of our Army. I am sincerely & Affectionately—Yrs Privately owned.
I enclose you a letter which I recd from General Parsons by the last post—As the business to which it relates arises from a former correspondence between him and the Board of War, I have thought it most proper to refer it to you to be acted upon. I am with Respect and Esteem Dr sir Yr most obt Servt. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I do myself the honor to transmit by Mr Sheldon the Muster Rolls of the Jersey—York—Connecticut—Rhode Island and Massachusetts Line for the Month of July and August. I have the honor to be &c. By Virtue of the Resolve of the 24. July I have this day appointed Lt Colo. Smith Commy of Prisoners to the Army in this Quarter. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
After you left me the Baron Steuben put the paper of which the inclosed is Copy into my hands—He will more fully explain the necessity of the measure—I have only to add that I agree with him as to the propriety of having the number of Officers to a Regiment of two Battalions which he mentions. I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 15, 1780 . Approves of plans for expedition against St. Augustine. Discusses situation in the South. Instructs Lincoln to “determine places of deposit” for provisions and forage in North and South Carolina. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have been favord with yours of the 9th. The same Observations I think will apply to Colo. Sheldons Requisition, as were made to you in mine of the 12th—respectg Colo. Armands Corps—If the Circumstances of the Campaign (wch are yet to be known) should require the full Compliment of Horse, we shall be as able perhaps to procure them some Time hence as at present. I am &c. DLC : Papers of...
West Point, September 28, 1779. Congratulates Lincoln on Stono Ferry attack. Regrets delay in securing reinforcements from Virginia. Believes British objectives to be Georgia and South Carolina. Sends news of the French fleet. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I do myself the honor to inclose you the Returns of the Invalid Regt accompanied by the Copy of a letter from Colo. Nicola on the subject of reforming the Corps— That part of it which respects the inexpediency of reducing it wholly at this season of the year is worthy of attention. There is a detachment in Philada who are not included in the Returns now sent, you will be pleased to call upon...
Agreeable to what I mentioned to you in my last of the 30th of Septemr—I now have the Honor to inclose to you, to be laid before Congress, a Copy of my Letter to Sir Guy Carleton. on the Subject of payment for the maintenance of the British prisoners of War in possession of the United States. With great Regard I am Dear Sir &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.