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Having perused, with attention, your Letter of yesterday, and the Papers enclosed in it respecting the Court of enquiry, appointed in the Orders of the 3rd of April 1783; upon mature consideration, I am of opinion, that the Court ought to proceed without delay, to the investigation directed therein, notifying Major Reid, and taking all such measures, as may seem proper to them for ascertaining...
I have received your favor of the 11th. As you will have the best Opportunity to be acquainted with the particular Circumstances, & uneasiness of your Line, I must desire that you will exercise your best Judgment & Discretion, & give furloughs to such persons as you shall find necessary & proper, & for such Time as you judge best. The Subject of the Memorial of the New Commissioned Officers, I...
It was a very unlucky Circumstance which you mention in your Favor of the 20th June—& has taken place without any Order from me, or Concurrence of mine. I am sorry however that the Assembly have taken such hasty Offence at the Measure, and have carried their Resentment so far as you inform—It could never be my Intention to call for, or Expectation to receive, other Men in the Room of those who...
Colo. Trumbull handed me your Favor of the 30th ulto—mustering Officers for the several rendezvous within the State of Connecticut, will be sent on by Colo. Swift, agreeable to your Request. It will doubtless be for the Benefit of the Service to have suitable Officers & Sergeants to conduct the Recruits to Camp; but as no particular provision appears to be made by the Resolutions of Congress, I...
I have been duly favored with your several Letters of the 9th & 18th of Febry and 8th of March—I am much obliged by the particular information you have communicated in them; it is from such reports alone, I can be enabled at present to form any judgment, of the force which may be calculated upon, for the Campaign. If you judge it necessary, that the Officers, who are on the Committee for...
Five Months, this day, having elapsed, since you had permission to visit your freinds; I find myself under the indispensable necessity of calling your attention again to your Command. I must request there fore You will be pleased to repair to the Army as soon as may be, after the receipt of this Letter. I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedient Hble Servant. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Since my arrival at this place I have received Your Letter of the 2nd Inst. Altho I am utterly averse to have the Line of any State left without a General Officer, yet under the circumstances you Mention; you have my permission to visit your friends, of whom I wish you a happy sight, and an agreeable journey to them. I am Dear Sir with great esteem Your Most Obed. Servt DLC : Papers of George...
Application has been made to me on the part of Capt. Perkins of the first Connecticut Regt for a discharge from the service—It must occur to the reflection of every person acquainted with military service, that the present time is exceedingly improper for such applications. Besides I am informed that Capt. Perkins has already left the Continent, or is about it, having obtained a Vessel for the...
If you hear nothing from me to the contrary, you will march to morrow morning by three OClock and join General St Clair with the Pennsylvanians at or near Rockaway Bridge on the Road from Morris to Pompton. You will remain there ’till You hear further from me. I am, Dr Sir, Yr Most Obedt Sert DLC : Papers of George Washington.
As my letter requesting your stay below was founded, on the appearance of Vessels with troops on board going up the Hackengsack River, which I am informed are gone back I have now to desire, if they have returned, that you will be pleased to march the division under yr command agreeably to my letter of the 13th, to Camp. I am, &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Notwithstanding the Jersey Brigade has moved down in order to relieve your command, I wish you to remain where you are until you hear further from me. I am &c ps As I have recd intelligence of a movement of the Enemy, I beg you will keep the Troops in the most compact order & readiness to march on the shortest notice, should circumstances require it. You will be prepared on the score of...
General Maxwell with the Brigade under his command comes to relieve you, to whom You will be pleased to give a Copy of the Instructions you have received and such information with respect to Guards &c. as You may deem material. When You are relieved You will march with Your troops to Camp and either occupy their own Huts or those which the Maryland Troops have left, as may be most agreable. It...
The Bearer Mr Smith having obtained permission from the State of Maryland to go to Great Britain by way of New York, you will be pleased to direct an Officer to attend him with a Flag to Staten Island. As Mr Smith is anxious if possible to overtake the May packet, you will be pleased to order the Flag as speedily as possible—His papers having been properly examined here, there need be no...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 8, 1780 . Asks Huntington to inquire into the circumstances of Major Benjamin Throop’s affair. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Brigade Major McCormick of the pennsylvania line two days ago sent his Commission and his Oath of Allegiance to the States to a Capt. Wilson of the same line and went off—What makes his disappearance the more suspicious is, that he has been for some time discontented on account of his Rank, and as he came over from the enemy at Boston at the beginning of the War, there is reason to apprehend...
Your coming to Morris as you wish tomorrow will be agreeable to me, & I request that should you give permission to any of the Officers at the Post to accompany you that you would enjoin them to return at night. The Enemy from the occasion which brings you here may be led to think that we shall be off our guard & attempt to enterprise something. I wish you to give directions for the Troops to...
The Minister of France, who is now here, being desirous to see Elizabeth town and the Country below the Mountain, I shall ride down with him tomorrow Morning. We purpose being at Springfeild, where I expect the pleasure of meeting you by 10 OClock—You will be pleased to have small Guards posted at the points between Newark and Amboy and send as considerable a detachment as your command will...
I have just recd your favor of this date —I have not had any advice from the Commanding Officer at Paramus of the matter which it communicates, & therefore must request you to give me the best intelligence you can get From that quarter —If you have any Militia horse with you they may be serviceable, while the enemy are out, & enable you the better to give me an account of their movements—You...
I am pleased to hear by yours of yesterday of your arrival at Springfield. I have long wished and expected it. Governor Trumbull in his letter by you, requests that a number of commissioned and non commissioned officers may be immediately sent to Connecticut to assist in the business of recruiting: he mentions 50 or 60 if they can be spared. From my idea of the State of the several regiments...
I have received Your favor of Yesterday and thank you much for the Suggestions contained in it. I request that you will take the trouble of having One or Two pikes made according to your own mind—which you will be pleased to send me for consideration. Some Badges of distinction may be proper for Officers & the Gentlemen of their Families in time of Action. The Ribband was intended in part for...
I received your letter of yesterday last night—The intelligence from New London is interesting—I wish it had been more particular and distinct. I am to request you will immediately endeavour to procure a discreet sensible officer to go to that place with all dispatch, and by inquiries of the Captains themselves endeavour to ascertain the following particulars—The number and sizes of the...
I have received Your favor—and am much concerned to hear of the uneasiness among the Captains and Subalterns of your Brigade. From the confidence I have in their zeal and attachment to the Interests of their Country, I am persuaded they will not indulge it—or permit it to rise, to an injurious height. They will reflect that there are a Thousand things which we all wish, but which from the...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 28, 1779 . States that arrangement of the Army has been transmitted to Board of War. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I am favd with yours of the 7th instant, inclosing three different Arrangements of the 2d Connecticut Regt, which vary so materially from each other, and from that sent forward by the Committee of arrangement, that I cannot think either of them sufficiently settled to transmit to the Board of War, that Commissions may be issued. The whole difficulty seems to arise upon the appointment of...
A few days ago I received Your favor of the 10th Instant. It gives me much concern that there have been so many difficulties, respecting the Cloathing of the Connecticut Troops—and that they still exist in some degree. I heartily wish they had obtained their supplies through the ordinary channel, which would have been the case, if there had not been the most pressing applications to prevent...
Philadelphia, January 14, 1779. Instructs Huntington to supply Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Sherman’s regiment with clothing. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Col. Sherman, who will deliver you this, informs me that his regiment has not received a supply of cloathing of any kind—I have not my papers by me and therefore cannot refer to what I wrote you from Fredericksburgh on the subject of cloathing for your Brigade—But if I recollect right, it was that it might be furnished out of the imported cloathing; provided you would engage to have all the...
On Rect of yours of the 23d Decemr I laid it before the Board of War for their direction. As the purchase of any kind of Cloathing out of the regular line occasions a deal of confusion, they will take the matter into consideration, and if they do not see a probability of supplying you in any other manner, they will direct Major Bigelow to procure Hats for the two Connecticut Brigades, which...
Your favor of the 2d Inst. meet me on the road to this place. I shall give directions to-day to the Adjutant General that the men of your Brigade who are on particular guards on this side the North River, be ordered to their respective Regiments. I am Sir & Df , in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . This letter has not been found.
In consequence of a Letter this minute received from Colo. Bland who is conducting the march of the Convention troops and whose Van would be at Sharon last night, I am under the necessity of detaching a part of the pensylvania Brigades to escort them from thence to the North River. This detachment with the several guards furnished by ’em, leaves this pass almost destitute of Men. I therefore...
I have been favoured with your Letter of the 16th Inst. I confess I expected that the Connecticut Troops were to receive their cloathing from Major Bigelow—and was surprised to find—that there was even a wish or an idea to the contrary. I have ever held and, I hope, I ever shall, all the troops of the Army in the same point of light—and as far as it has been in my power they have had equal...
I am informed by Colo. Bland who has the care of the convention Troops, that the first division of them would be at Sharon this Night. It is more than probable that many of these under the pretence of desertion will endeavour to find their way into New York; I would therefore wish you to stop all that may happen in your way and detain them untill you think their release may be safe—or send...
I desire you will immediately detatch a proper Officer from your Brigade with orders to bring forward all the Men that may have been left upon command at the posts where the Brigade has been stationed, and who have recovered in the different Hospitals to which they have been sent—If any of the Men left at the Elaboratories have become expert at the Business and therefore useful in preparing...
Capt. Duplessis has just delivered me yours of this Morning from Burlington. Every account from Philada confirms the Report that the Enemy mean to make a speedy Move. I shall not be disappointed if they come out this Night or very early in the Morning. You will therefore push forward, the Rear Brigades with all possible expedition and the Moment that the Troops and Baggage have all passed, let...
I have yours of the 15th instant. If filling up your Regt can be accomplished any thing the sooner by your remaining in Connecticut, a while longer, I have no objection, but you must send one of your Feild Officers forward to Peekskill to receive and form your small detatchments as they come up. I hope the late Measures taken by your Govr and Council to compleat your quota will prove...
I have your favr of the 25th last Month inclosing a Return of the State of your Regiment. I am not only sorry to find your number so low as 250 men, but I do not apprehend from the tenor of your Letter that there is a probability of your being soon compleat. I however desire you to march all the men that are fit for duty immediately to peekskill, there to wait my further orders, and to leave...