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The receipt of my Four last Letters to Your Excellency remains unacknowledged. I believe the Station’d Expresses purposely avoid each other. The Accounts I receive from the Westward and Southward, Vary in Nothing from that which I last sent Your Excellency, in the Examination of William Allmond : but the moment Lord Cornwallis has his Instructions from Sir Harry Clinton, I expect the Campaign...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 3 Mar. 1778. On 9 Mar., GW wrote to Gates , “I have been this day favd with yours of the 27th February and of the 2d 3d and 4th instants.”
Your Excellencys letter of Yesterday from fish kill, came to my Hands at Nine o Clock, last Night; I shall endeavour, as You direct, to send to the West End of Long-Island, but believe the Enemy’s Design will be fully ascertain’d before the return of that intelligence; The French Fleet, & Boston, must be the Sole Objects of the British Arms upon this Continent; The Season of The Year will...
Letter not found : from Horatio Gates, 13 Aug. 1779. On 24 Aug., GW wrote Gates: “I have been duly favored with your letter of the 13th inst.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 7 Mar. 1778. On 20 Mar., GW wrote to Gates , “I am honored with yours of the 7th 11th & 14th instants.”
Your Favour of the 27th: of April was put into my hands by Colonel Clinton, we had much conversation together upon the Critical and political State of this Country; He thinks with You, and I; and has besides a very Uncommon share of Knowledge, and penetration; I shall endeavour to Cultivate his Friendship, and Acquaintance. The Six Regiments under General Sullivan, are Saild for Albany, with a...
For the Garrison of West point, it is agreed by—Major General Gates, Major General Mac Dougall, His Excellency Govr Clinton, & Brigadier General Glover. That, Colonel Van Schaieks, Col. James Livingstons, & Col. Armands Corps; amm[o]unting as they are Estimated, to 900 Rank, & File; be sent immediately to relieve that post; & that one Other Continental Regiment, be added to them, as His...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 14 Mar. 1778. On 20 Mar., GW wrote to Gates , “I am honored with yours of the 7th 11th & 14 instants.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 9 Feb. 1778. On 14 Feb., GW wrote Gates : “I am favoured with yours of the 9th instant.”
I have the Honor to send Your Excellency a Letter I received Yesterday from Lieut: Colonel Olney. The intelligence it contains, is strongly marked with The Enemy’s intention to evacuate Rhode-Island. I am endeavouring by all possible means to discover if that be their real design. I have the best look out, as well upon the water, as the Land; and have even some Friends upon the Island, who...
At eight O Clock last Night I had the Honor to receive Your Excellencys letter dated 3d October. I have not any intelligence from Major Gray since the letter I sent to your Excellency by General Mcdougal. A Report prevails, & gains Credit, that an Empidemical Disease was brought to New York, in Admiral Byrons Fleet, which causes great Mortality, & Desertion, amongst the Sailors; it may not be...
In Obedience to General Schuylers Commands, I left Albany the Instant with Starks[,] Poor’s, Read’s, & Paterson’s Regiments; Greaton’s, Bond’s, & Porter’s, having Sailed from thence the day before, Bedel’s remaining to Embark the next day, as Sloops were not then ready to receive them. Upon my Arrival at Esopus I sent Brigade Major Stoddard to New Windsor to Order Greaton’s, Bond’s, & Porters...
You are to go with all Expedition to Gardnerstone upon the River Kenebeck, and without Delay proceed to The Constructing of Two Hundred Batteaus, to row with Four Oars each; Two Paddles and Two setting Poles to be also provided for each Batteau. You are to Engage a Company of Twenty Men consisting of Artificers, Carpenters, and Guides to go under your Command to Assist in such Services as you,...
Yesterday Col. Willet arrived here with the Inclosed Papers from Major General Arnold; Governor Clinton being then at Head Quarters, I consulted with him upon the best Method of immediately reinforcing the General—We agreed, that Cortlands and Livingstons Regiment, then encamped with General Poor’s Brigade at Loudons Ferry, upon the Mohock River, were the readiest Corps to be sent to reinforce...
Agreeable to Your Excellency’s Orders, we the undersigned met at Ellisons, and took into consideration that part of The Memorial presented to Your Excellency by Brigadr General Hazen, & a number of officers of his Regiment, wherein they set forth, that by the partiallity of the Judge advocate, Mr Edwards in Conducting the Proceedings of a General Court Martial lately Assembled for the Trial of...
Yesterday poors, & the Late Learneds Brigades, arrived, & incamped in the Neighbourhood of this Town; & tomorrow, Pattersons will Join them; I have received no intelligence of any kind, from any Quarter, since that contain’d in Your Excellencys Lre: of the 21st Instant; Colonel pickering came here last Night, & this morning wrote the inclosed Letter to Your Excellency. Your Commands thereupon...