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I have not Brigaded the Troops in this day’s orders, because I was uncertain whether the Regiments of Massachusetts bay take their numbers from the Rank & Seniority of the Colonels—or from the former number of the Regiments—please to satisfy me in this point, by giving me the list of the Colonels, & number of the Regiments they respectively command. I am Dr Sir Yr Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
Your two favors of Yesterdays date are come to Hand. I approve your proposition of four light Infantry Companies instead of five, doing the Duty of the Lines in future—and you will give your Orders accordingly as soon as you please. With much Regard I am Dear Sir Your most Obedt Servant MHi : Heath Papers.
You will be pleased to Order Captain Welles, or Officer Commanding the Water Guard to detach a Subaltern and 25 Men to releive the Garrison of the Block House at Dobbs Ferry. I am Sir Your Most Obedient & Humble Servant MHi : Heath Papers.
I have recd your favr of the 22d inclosing a letter from Colo. Malcom—If there should be such a surplus of Cattle as to enable you to spare any for Fort schuyler, it will be very agreeable to me, as my first Wish is to have that post supplied and secured. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt and hble Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I have no objection to Austin’s having permission to go to Morris Town, if nothing unfavorable has been discovered of him, while employed as you Mention. I am Dear Sir With great esteem Your Most Obed. Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
By the Order of this day you will see the Army is to go into Tents as soon as conveniently may be—The ground of Encampment for the different Corps ought to be as contiguous to their present Cantonments as the Nature of the ground will admit. I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedt Servant MHi : Heath Papers.
New Windsor [ New York ] June 25, 1779 . Acknowledges receipt of information concerning enemy. Instructs Heath to keep troops in readiness to act. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
West Point, July 16, 1779. Orders Heath to Peekskill to take command. LS , in writing of H, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
I have received your favor of yesterday. Should the enemy put their design into execution, I hope the troops under Colo. Hazen will be in readiness to give them a proper reception. Yours of the 19th is come to hand—I will consider the Contents and give an answer in my next. I am much hurried just now in dispatching Genl Greene. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I am this moment favoured with your several Letters of the 18th 19th 20th Inst. and of this date—I approve of your relieving Major Maxwell for the purpose you mention. I fear you have not received my Letter of the 16th respecting the Contract, as I do not find it acknowledged in any of Yours, I wish to be informed, and am, Dear Sir Your Most Obedt Hble Servant MHi : Heath Papers.
Liberty Pole [ New Jersey ] August 28, 1780 . Directs Heath to dismiss the members of the militia if they are no longer of use to the French. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
White Plains [ New York ] September 13, 1778 . Orders that clothing be forwarded from Boston to Springfield and Hartford. LS , in writing of H, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
After I have seen the troops maneuvered upon the point tomorrow morning, I shall go down to Peekskill to look at the Ground in that neighbourhood. You will be pleased to order a Company of light Infantry to march to Peekskill tomorrow morning by break of day and there wait my orders. They must go provided with two days provision. I am Dear Sir yr most obt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
As soon as you have concluded with the officers, the Quantity of Rum or Whiskey which will be best to be commuted, agreeable to the Orders of this Date—you will be pleased to notify Mr Sands (who if necessary, will attend you for the purpose) and agree with him upon the particular Articles in which the Compensation shall be made. With Regard & Esteem I am Sir Your most Obedt Servt MHi .
Near Germantown [ Pennsylvania ] September 14, 1777. Orders Heath to send all Continental troops in Massachusetts to join the main Army. Relays information concerning engagement at Brandywine Creek. LS , in writing of H, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
I have received your two favors of Yesterday. General Knox will concert Measures with you respecting the Artillery & Stores. I have no objection against building a Provost on Pollipus Island, if it is judged a good situation by those who have reconnoitred it—I never have examined it myself for the purpose. With great regard I am Dear Sir Your Most Obed. Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I have recd your favor of the 9th inclosing Capt. Earles account of the French Fleet in the West Indies. There is intelligence of a similar nature from Philadelphia. You will be pleased to forward the inclosed letter for Mr Bowdoin immediately by Express. I am with great Regard Dear Sir Yr most obt Servant MHi : Heath Papers.
I reced your favor of Yesterday with the News paper inclosed. The very high Wind this morning has determined me to defer going to West Point—I therefore return the Barge which need not be sent up again as my own will be fit for use tomorrow or next day. I am Dr Sir Your very Obed Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I have just been favored with yours of yesterday together with the Enclosures, for which I am much obliged to you, & shall take further Notice of the affair in the Orders of tomorrow. With great esteem I am Dear Sir Your Very Hble Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
Letter not found: to Maj. Gen. William Heath, 12 Mar. 1778. On 6 April, Heath wrote GW , “I have to acknowledge the honor of the receipt of yours of the 5th & 12th Ulto.”
[ Whitpain Township [ Pennsylvania ] October 22, 1777 . Discusses distribution of newly arrived supplies. Sends news of General John Burgoyne’s defeat. Describes recent movements of enemy. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 10, 1779 . Describes British raids on Connecticut. Asks Heath to march to scene of action with two Connecticut brigades. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Mrs Moore, Mother of Mrs General Huntington, having obtained Governor Trumbulls permission to return to New York—you will be pleased to direct an Officer with a Flag to escort her to the Enemys lines at Kings Bridge. Major Alden will accompany Mrs Moore. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I am favored with your Letter of Yesterday. It would be very desireable to obtain the forage from below the Lines; I shall advise Colo. Pickering of the Matter, and suggest your observations to him. I will give Major Cartwright a Discharge from the service, agreeably to his request. I am Dear Sir With very great regard & esteem Your Most Obedt Hble Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
[ New Windsor, New York ] July 10, 1779 . Again requests Heath to form the light infantry. LS , in writing of H, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
I beleive I forgot to inform you that I had ordered down six Companies of the York line to West point. They are intended to make up in some measure the deficiency occasioned by the detachment. I am Dear Sir yr most obt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
New Windsor [ New York ] June 30, 1779 . Advises sending Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington’s brigade to Continental Village where forage is more plentiful. LS . in writing of H, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 18, 1780 . Acknowledges Heath’s assumption of the command at West Point. Approves of measures Heath has taken. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I take the first opportunity to resolve the questions in your Letter of the 5th. The Detachment with Major Troop may be recalled. Major Bauman will also have permission to make the experiments in Gunnery whenever it is convenient, General Knox being previously apprised by him, of the time. I am Dear Sir With very great regard & esteem Your Most Obed. Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
[ West Point ] September 13, 1779 . Orders Heath to place Brigadier General John Nixon’s brigade under marching orders and to send a guard of men to take charge of the French Minister’s baggage. LS , in writing of H, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.