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Letter not found: from Lord Stirling, 2 Oct. 1775. On this date Stirling informed GW: “I wrote you this Morning by Mr Scott.”
I wrote you this Morning by Mr Scott Since which Mr John Stevens my Nephew informs me he intends to pay your Camp a Visit, he is a Young Gentleman who has taken a Warm part in the Cause of American Liberty, his Jaunt into the Eastern Colonies is to get a knowledge of that part of his Country, But principaly to get some improvement in Military knowledge in that best and only School which is to...
General Lee left this place on thursday Evening last for Philadelphia, in his Way for Virginia where he is to Command. this has thrown a heavy load on my Shoulders and very unexepectedly; but I am like soon to be relived from it, as I hear Brigadier General Thompson is to be here in a day or Two. The Sudden departure of the post prevents my saying any thing at present relative to the...
On wednesday last I received Mr Moylans letter of the 9th and Immediatly sent forward to Philadelphia the Express who brought it. I communicated the Intelligence to the provincial Convention then Sitting; we have ever since been taking every measure in our power to Secure this place and Long Island in Such a manner as will prevent the enemy from making any Lodgement in either of them. The...
I received your letter by express of the 14th And your letter of the same date to General Lee which I opened and forwarded agreeable to the directions he left me. I am happy to find that the Aid called in from New Jersey and Connecticut exactly concords your Sentiments. The two Regiments of Connecticut now here consisting of About 500 Rank and file each, they are Impatient to go home as many...
When your letter of the 19th arrived at this place I was viewing some Grounds on Staten Island and the most exposed parts of New Jersey It of Course went into the hands of Brigadier General Thompson who writes to your Excellency by this Conveyance. I sincerely Congratulate you on the Sudden Change of the Scenee at your late Station The evacuation of Boston is an Event that must Surprize all...
I am honoured with your Letter of the 24. Brigadier General Heath arrived here on Saturday Last with the five Regiments that marched from Camp with him; the Rifle men Came in a day or two before. the Connecticut Militia detached by Govr Trumbull are also Cheifly Arrived; these with what are Constantly Comeing in from the Westward will put us on such a footing as to Numbers, that I think we...
In obedience to the orders given us we have met & deliberated upon the several matters referred to us by your Excellency & beg leave to report, That the following signals be given upon the approach of any number of Ships toward this Port Viz. Upon the appearance of any number of Ships by day from one to six a large flag is to be hoisted on the Highlands of Never sink, upon the appearance of...
New York, 18 May 1776 . Have investigated the claims of two officers to fill “the Vacant post of a Captain in Colonel Wyllys’s Regiment. Wee find they are both Gentlemen of undoubted Merrit But as to Rank in the Continental Army we can have no doubt remaining that it belongs to Leiutenant Huntington, he having been appointed a first Leiutenant in the Service some months before Leiutenant...
Agreeable to your Request, I left New York on Sunday last, in order to view the Fortifications on Hudson’s River, in the Highlands. I took with me Colo. Putnam, Chief Engineer & Captain Sergeant of the Artillery, The Winds were so adverse that we did not reach Fort Montgom[e]ry untill Wednesday Evening; but with the help of our Boat, we employed our time in visiting several other parts of the...