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The English fleet has unmoored, the Day before Yesterday, from Gardner’s island, where it had been taking in Wood and water, and has been cruising yesterday before New London. It is said that they expected for General Clinton’s Land forces, they seem not to have given over their project of Embarking them. I have no faith to that 2d part of the News, which came to me From New London, as I have...
It is with a great pleasure, that I inform Your Excellency, of the arrival of the Frigate The Alliance , at Boston. You will see in the Newspapers herein included, the news that she brings. they are all very good; All I fear, is least the Departure of the 2d Division should not have taken place, until the Junction of the Spanish fleet, that was not effectuated, when the Frigate set sail. She...
The Major of our Artillery who is just returned from Boston told me that Mr De Bougibault aide-de camp to the Marquis de La Fayette had got dispatches for him, for Mr De La Luzerne and for all this army, that he is to bring them, as soon as he hath brought horses, not chusing to trust them to any body he says further that an officer had come to L’ orient , to get on board the frigate L’...
Your Excellency’s favor of the 21st instant, I just now received, together with advices from the Generals on this side Hudson’s river, opposite to the Sund, giving a sure intelligence of Mr Clinton’s imbarking a considerable number of Troops. I have another Letter from Stonington, advising the English fleet of the Line having been seen W.S.W. Mouctun’s point, on Sunday Last on its way to Sandy...
I this moment receive your Excellency’s Letter of the 26th. Your Excellency needs not be uneasy about your dispatch of the 21st. I had already accused the reception of it, the 25th instant, and by comparing together all your Dispatches, I cannot see which should be wanting. I am with respect Sir, Your Excellency’s most obedient humble servant P.S. You mention mine of the 20th and 21st being...
I arrived from Providence last night, where I had gone to see our Hospital. It is owing to Your Excellency’s orders and goodness, and to the case of those employed in it, that it is one of the finest ever I saw. I then Learned that the Mountain had brought forth a Mouse! Yesterday and to Day The British fleet has been seen, 26, in number, several of them Transports, they were riding between...
Before yesterday, I received a Deputation composed of 19. Indians of Different nations who have been led here by Mr Deane, and who have been sent me by Mr Schuyler from Albany. his Letter was addressed to The Marquis de La Fayette, and to Me, in his absence; that induced me to open it. I received them most heartily, I showed them Yesterday the French Troops mixed with the American, I put some...
Un Vaisseau qui vient d’arriver á philadelphie, est parti du Port–au–Prince, et a apporté des lettres à plusieurs particuliers de cette Ville, que le Cte de Guichon avec 23. Vaisseaux de ligne, et 10. fregates, étoit parti du Cap français, ayant Sous Son escorte 148. Vaisseaux marchands allant en Europe, il devoit les envoyer jusqu’à une certaine latitude et envoyer M. de La Motte Piquet avec...
By a Vessel from Boston, that passed by the Vineyard, I hear that the English fleet sailed off, Southwestward, on the 30th P.M. which account confirms my Last Letter saying that they had not appeared since that time. I had not spoken to Your Excellency about the works going on at Howland’s ferry, to assure our communication with the Continent, because the militia have been very slow at it, and...
Your Excellency’s favor of the 3d instant, I received to day at 12. o’clock, I must own to your Excellency that I cannot believe Mr Clinton’s having taken it again in his head to come to attack us, and I can say, without any great presumption, that if he does, he will repent of it. A Truce flag, that has brought here Prisoners, To the Chevalier de Ternay has told to an officer of his ship,...