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Your favor of the 8th came to hand this morning. The Director General is not in town; but that the business of innoculation may not be unnecessarily delayed, I have desired Docr Bond to give directions to Docr Ledyard to take out the Medicine proper for the occasion. I have no directions to give respecting the remainder. I suppose there were good reasons for ordering the whole here: indeed I...
I have recd your favors of the 30th of Decemr and 1st and 3d instants. Having no papers with me but those of a late date, I cannot recollect the circumstances of the arrangement of the Captains of the Massachusetts Line, to which you refer. If it was ever made and delivered in, it must be among my papers on the hands of Colo. Varrick at Poughkepsie; you will therefore be pleased to write to...
The embarkation mentioned in yours of the 26th Ulto did take place and has sailed, Supposed for Charles Town. You need give yourself no more trouble on account of the salt provisions at Providence, all our distant Magazines now come under the directions of the Superintendant of Finance, who will dispose of them to the Contractors, or others, if they do not want them. Every proper indulgence...
I have received your favour of the 22d Instant, and have consulted the Secretary at War upon the manner of disposing of the remainder of the British Cloathing—He is of opinion with me that your proposal of delivering it to the 10th Massts. Regiment, which will remain Brigaded with the New Hampshire line, and to the Jersey and York lines, will be the only way of preserving a compleat uniformity...
I have received your favors of the 12th and 18th Instants—Doctor Cochran is of opinion that the season is favorable for the innoculation of all those who have not had the small pox. The new Contractors have agreed to furnish Stores necessary for the Patients, and the moment things are in readiness, you will be pleased to have the work begun. The Cloathing for the Rhode Island Regiment which...
I have received your favors of the 3d and 4th Instants—General Lincoln informs me that he has written to you fully on the subject of Cloathing. It having been thought necessary by Congress that an escort should accompany the mail from Fishkill to Morris Town, I do not look upon myself at liberty to judge of the propriety of continuing or discontinuing the measure—The duty must be performed by...
A Committee of Congress are preparing a Report in which they wish to ascertain with as much precision as possible the numbers of Men we shall have remaining by some fixed day the ensuing Spring—In order to effect this—a very accurate Return will be necessary, specifying the term for which every non Commd Officer and private stands engaged. You will therefore immediately call for such an one...
Your several Favors of the 9th—12th—& 17th—instt, with their Inclosures are received. The Disposition of the Troops for Winter Quarters, I think is well arranged—The New Hampshire Regiments, as they are already on the Ground, had best remain at the Northward, for the Protection of that Frontier—Hazens have already performed a long Tour of March & Duty; and it may seem hard to send them still...
Within a few Days I have been favored with your several Letters of the 24th, & 30th of Ulto & the 3d of the present Month, with their Inclosures—And am much pleased to find, that Matters wear so favorable an Aspect at the Northward—The Season being so far advanced, and the Prospects of the Enemy appearing to be on the decline, I hope we shall have but little more Trouble from that Quarter. The...
As the Troops belonging to the States eastward of the Delaware are preparing to return from Virginia; and as the season for placing the Army in Winter Quarters is fast approaching I have thought it expedient to give you this early notice of the disposition of the Troops, that preparations may be made for their accomodation accordingly. The Troops of New Jersey, will remain in that State, near...