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[ Williamsburg ] 20 Nov. 1779 . Approval, with the concurrence of the executive, of the purchase of cloth, to be paid for in part by cannon at the foundry. Signed by Innes, Nelson, and Lyne. Countersigned: “In Council Nov. 23. 1779. This purchase is approved: paiment to be made in Cannon as above proposed, so far as they will go towards full paiment; the balance to be paid in money as soon as...
I was yesterday honoured with your Favor of the 8th Instant. Major Jameson is entitled to the Lieutenant colonelcy in Sheldon’s Regiment by the resignation of Lt Colo. Blagdon and to rank from the time this event took place. It happened the 1st of August last & The Board will be pleased to make him out a Commission accordingly. I have the Honor to be With great respect & esteem Gentn Yr Most...
Williamsburg, 21 Jan. 1780 [ misdated 1779 ]. A recent regulation enables captains of artillery in the Continental army to keep horses, which makes boots necessary equipment. A request for boots from the public shops at the reduced price seems reasonable, but, being unusual, the approval of the executive is desired. Signed by Innes and Barron. Countersigned: “In Council Jan. 24th. 1780. The...
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] February 17, 1779 . Discusses proposed regulation for settlement of accounts. Suggests an additional regulation for giving certificates to inhabitants for articles taken for use of Army. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] January 12, 1781 . Asks board to issue commissions to the officers appointed by Colonel Charles Armand in Armand’s corps. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] April 10, 1779 . Asks that the Board wait until Baron von Steuben returns to Camp before deciding if duties of adjutant general and inspectorship should be united. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Bergen County [ New Jersey ] July 4, 1780 . Asks Board to comply with Brigadier General Henry Knox’s request for military stores. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 18, 1779 . Refers problem of filling vacancy created by death of Lieutenant Colonel John Strobagh to Congress. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Valley Forge, February 21, 1778 . Asks that artillery at Farmington and Albany be forwarded to Camp. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The draft is indorsed to “Genl. Horatio Gates, President of the Board.”
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 9, 1779 . Discusses problems concerning rank, enlistments, state cooperation, arrangement of the Army, and individual men. Asks Board to forward copies of new regulations and printed journals of Congress. Df , in writings of Robert Hanson Harrison and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 26, 1780 . Disapproves of court-martial authorized by the Board of War. Sends authorization for new hearing. Suggests that the judge advocate be more “explicit and particular in designating the circumstances of the crime and of the evidence.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
West Point, September 6, 1779. Approves regulations proposed for the department of prisoners, but makes suggestions for changes in regulations. Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade, Tench Tilghman, and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
White Plains [ New York ] August 3, 1778 . Discusses proposed attacks against Indians. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] February 27, 1779 . Encloses Brigadier General Du Portail’s plan for a corps of engineers. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Your favor of the 9th did not reach me till yesterday at Noon. I immediately wrote to Sir Henry Clinton for the passport for the Sloop Carolina packet and dispatched the letter to Elizabeth Town this Morning by Express—The passport shall be transmitted to you the moment after I have received it. I have the honor to be with great Respect Gentn Your very hble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been honored with yours of the 16th. The Resolve which you inclosed, had been forwarded to me by His Excellency the president of Congress and General Knox was, in consequence, directed to appoint a Field Officer of Artillery to the duty recommended. Lt Colo. Forrest is the Officer. I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Philadelphia, January 18, 1779. ] Outlines a “Plan for paying arrearages of Clothing to the troops.” Df , in writings of Tench Tilghman and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] May 23, 1779 . Asks Board to send shoes and overalls to troops of the western expedition. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Springfield [ New Jersey ] June 21, 1780 . Requests board to order recall of infantry of Major Henry Lee’s corps. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] July 18, 1780 . Is disappointed at scarcity of stores. Urges Board to continue efforts to procure more supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Agreable to my Promise to you in Phila I have consulted Doct. Craig on the Subject of the Hospital Appointments—Inclosed is the Answer I have received—which I do myself the honor to transmit to you—And am Gentlemen Your most Obet Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
New Windsor [ New York ] April 13, 1781 . Asks Board to supply hard money to officers on Long Island who have been exchanged but are detained for lack of funds. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Williamsburg, 14 Dec. 1779 . Since there is at present no commissary of prisoners, the vessel bearing a flag from New York should be committed to the care of Richard Barron, commanding officer of the state navy. If necessary, Capt. Barron will convey the ship to a place of safety on the western shore. Signed by Innes, Nelson, Barron, and Lyne. Countersigned: “In Council Decr. 15th. Approved...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 23, 1779 . Forwards Colonel Armand’s request for horses and supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Inclosed is a list of promotions due upon the resignation of Colo. procter and an account of Vacancies in the 2nd and 3d Regiments of Artillery. These promotions are agreeable to the mode of preferment established previous to the Resolve of the 25th of May. You will oblige me by having the Commissions immediately made out and all but Lt Colo. Carringtons forwarded here. I have the honor to be...
The inclosed was delivered to me a few days ago by General Hand, being the first intimation I ever had upon the subject. It appears to me the powder had better be removed from Lancaster either to Philada or to some Magazine lower down the Country where it may be properly taken care of, for you must undoubtedly know that if the Casks be not turned every now and then the Nitre will subside and...
Williamsburg, 15 Feb. 1780 . Encloses a roster of Col. Marshall’s officers, together with a recommendation of some cadets and others for commissions to complete officers for the corps of artillery, and requests that commissions be issued according to the dates specified. Signed by Innes and Lyne. Countersigned: “Feb. 17th. 1780. The Board Advise that commissions be issued accordingly. Th:...
Inclosed is a letter from Brgr Gen. Knox on the subject of an instant provision of shot and shells, and proposing the employing of Faesh’s and Ogden’s furnaces for this purpose. As the matter is of the utmost importance, and requires an immediate decision I intreat it of the Board. And should no arrangement have been made on this head I think these furnaces would answer the intention, and...
Williamsburg, 24 Nov. 1779 . Col. Finnie, state quartermaster general, should be allowed a general order to employ workmen. Signed by Nelson, Griffin, and Barron. Countersigned: “In Council Novr. 24th. 1779. Approved for the present, but it is recommended to the Board of War to take Measures for setting apart a proper number of workmen in each Department who shall be subject to orders from the...
West Point, August 27, 1779. Proposes that powder be obtained through loans from the states. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Inclosed you have Capt. Von Heers return of the Men—Horses, Accoutrements &ca in his troop—He will wait upon the Board himself and explain the Return, which is not very intelligible in its present form—I have directed Colo. Moylan to make his return immediately to you. Colo. Sheldons has not yet come to hand—I have your favr of the 9th. The passport for the Flag Vessel had been forwarded...
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 21, 1780 . Asks Board to explain what is meant by “the line of the army.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Pennypackers Mill [ Pennsylvania ] September 28, 1777. Asks Board of War to order the militia “from the Southward” to join the main Army. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Ringwood [ New Jersey ] June 6, 1779 . Refuses to confirm arrangement of Colonel Thomas Proctor’s corps. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Approved as to the gallies; and as to the ship Gloster it is recommended to the board of war to have a proper enquiry and report made whether it may not be more advantageous to convert her into a galley than to sell her, and on such report to reconsider the matter. Tr in Board of War Journal ( Vi ); printed in Official Letters Official Letters of the Governors of the State of Virginia , ed. H....
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 12, 1779 . Discusses appointment of Captain William Galvan. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 23, 1780 . Asks that noncommissioned officers be supplied with swords as stated in regulations. States need for “drums fifes and standards.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The Board are of opinion that a Soldiers oath is not sufficient testimony to entitle him to clothing or a compensation for it: It is their opinion also that the Board of War may proceed to appoint a commissary of prisoners. Tr in Board of War Letter Book ( MiU-C ). See Board of War to TJ, 13 Nov. 1779 (second letter from the Board under that date).
Letter not found: to the Board of War, 5 Nov. 1779 . The Board of War wrote GW on 12 Nov.: “We have been honoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 5th inst” (see also Joseph Reed to GW, 15 Nov. , and GW to Reed, 25 Nov. ).
Valley Forge, February 23, 1778 . Approves mode suggested to gain redress for Daniel Heister Hiester . Will comply with congressional regulations for ordinance department. Asks about possibility of securing stores and ordinance needed for the next campaign. Asks for apprehension of John Robinson. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Daniel Heister Hiester , Jr.,...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] April 15, 1779 . Regrets that the clothing department is not yet reorganized. Is pleased that cannon are to be provided. Disapproves of dividing the German Battalion and of reducing the cavalry. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Springfield, New Jersey ] June 16, 1780 . Thanks board for securing future services of the Philadelphia City Light Horse. Questions irregular manner in which paroled “Marine Prisoners” were sent to New York. Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 30, 1777. Discusses disposal of artillery imported in the Amphitrite. Emphasizes need for centralized regulations for procuring supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The first of Beaumarchais’s supply ships.
Letter not found: to Richard Peters or the Board of War, 15 Oct. 1777. GW’s aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman docketed Peters’s letter to GW of 7 Oct. in part: “Ansd 15th.”
[ Totowa, New Jersey ] October 25, 1780 . Distrusts information that was given to board by a supposed British deserter who may well be a spy. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Inclosed you have a list of new appointments and promotions in the Regiment of Artificers which will compleat the Officers of that Corps—Be pleased to make out and deliver the Commissions to Lieut Yeates the Bearer who will forward them—You have inclosed a Return of the Commissioned and Non Commd Officers & privates of that Regt agreeable to the Resolve of Congress of 15th March 1779. I have...
I have been honored with your favors of the 2d and 8th Inst. The first did not reach me till yesterday. I have immediately made application to Sir Henry Clinton for permission to send Tobacco to Charles Town, but I apprehend it will not be granted, as I think a request of a similar nature has been heretofore refused. Inclosed you have some additions to the arrangements of the Penna line—They...
I do myself the honor to inclose you the Returns of Colo. Sheldons Regt of Cavalry agreeable to your letter of the 23d Novemr last and have the honor to be with great Respect Gentn Yr most obt Servt You have also the Returns of Moylans. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Williamsburg, 11 Nov. 1779 . A restatement of the full duties of the commissary of stores. Signed by Innes, Nelson, Barron, Griffin, and Lyne. Countersigned: “In Council Nov. 15th. 1779. Approved, except so far as relates to the establishment of pursers, which measure is still to be considered of. Th: Jefferson.” Tr in War Office Letter Book ( MiU-C ); 3 p.
West Point, July 25, 1779. Discusses the Board’s plan for repairing shoes. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.