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M r C. W. Schubert, de Rawitz, in Poland, proposes to embark in march for New York, and there to establish himself, in Trade, chiefly in German Linnens He proposes to remove with him his Wife & Child. I have been desired to give him a Letter of Introduction, a favour which is very often asked and I dont know how to refuse. Upon these occasions however I only mean to request ordinary Civilities...
Give me leave to introduce to your Excellency, The Reverend Mr Fr. Adr. Vanderkamp a gentleman of very brillant Talents and great Merit: who is at Present suffering Persecution for his Attachment to Liberty. His abilities and his Knowledge of the Dutch language, will I hope introduce him to some Employment, in which he may be Useful as well as happy. As a Clergyman he was vastly esteemed and...
Give me leave to introduce to you Col. Smith and his lady, two Persons in whose Welfare I am in an high degree interested. Mr. Smith as a young stranger will Stand in need of the candour and benevolence of the Citizens of New York, and as your excellencies Example and that of your Family has great influence, let me recommend her to your protection and patronage and to the Friendship of your...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 3, 1777. Asks Clinton to decide location of cannon on the Hudson. Places choice of men and officers for Clinton’s forces in Clinton’s hands. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; LS in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress. Clinton, a brigadier general in the Continental Army, was at New Windsor, New York,...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 20, 1777. Discusses whether enemy plans to attack Philadelphia or move up North River. Reminds Clinton to call out militia. Approves of placing a chain across the North River. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
By His Excellencys Command, I am to desire you will give orders upon the deputy Clothier General at Peeks-Kill, for the necessary supply of Cloathing &c. for the four companies raising under your direction. It is not however intended, that more shall be drawn than a sufficiency for the number of men actually inlisted. I am Sir   Your most Obedt servant ADfS , George Washington Papers, Library...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] July 1, 1777. Reports news of attack on Ticonderoga. Warns of probable attack on Peekskill. Orders Clinton to call out militia to defend the area around Peekskill. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Camp at Cross Roads [ Pennsylvania ] August 16, 1777. Discusses importance of the two actions near Fort Schuyler. Asks for more information. Commends New York’s efforts. States that a body of New Hampshire Militia under Brigadier General John Stark has joined Major General Benjamin Lincoln at Bennington, Vermont. Differs with the plan of Major General Philip Schuyler and Lincoln to unite all...
During my stay in this place, I have received intimations that certain officers high in command in this quarter have been guilty of practices, equally unjust, disgraceful to the Army, and injurious to the common cause; I mean seizing the property of the inhabitants of this State, and converting it to their own use, without any compensation either to the right owners, or to the State. A...
I did myself the honor of writing to you, immediately after my arrival at Head Quarters, in answer to two letters I found here, from you. There is a matter, which often obtrudes itself upon my mind, and which requires the attention of every person of sense and influence, among us. I mean a degeneracy of representation in the great council of America. It is a melancholy truth Sir, and the...
Valley Forge, February 16, 1778 . Describes sufferings at Camp because of lack of food and clothing. Asks Clinton to do all that is possible to forward supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Capt. Coleman delivered me your two letters of the 5th & 6th, instant. The pleasure, I have, in corresponding with you, will dispose me, whenever I have any thing to communicate, that may be worth your attention, or that appears to me so, to trouble you with my sentiments: But I shall not expect you to make an equal return either in quantity or frequency. You will, in this, intirely consult...
Valley Forge, April 24, 1778 . States that a box of “hard” money taken from British at Princeton in winter of 1777 is suspected to be in the hands of a Captain—Lieutenant Joseph Crane of Orange County. Asks Clinton to investigate matter. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. An enclosure in this letter was Richard Kip, Jr., to H, April 15, 1778 .
[ White Plains, New York ] August 28, 1778 . Asks Clinton to call out militia and states that French fleet has departed for Boston. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 17, 1778 . Discusses details of expedition against Anaquaga, New York. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 18, 1778 . Again sends information of expedition to Anaquaga. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 3, 1779 . Discusses plans for Indian expedition. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey, May 16, 1779. ] Refers to Clinton case of Thomas Done who had lost his sight in the service. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 24, 1779 . Approves of Clinton’s Indian expedition. Asks Clinton to consult with Major General John Sullivan. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Smiths Clove, New York ] June 10, 1779 . States that militia have already been dismissed. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 13, 1779 . Regrets inability to send men or supplies to Clinton. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ New Windsor, New York ] June 27, 1779 . Has sent men from infantry and cavalry to replace the militia. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] June 28, 1779 . Advises Clinton to instruct Lieutenant Colonel Albert Pawling to “proceed on the western service after effecting the primary object.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The bearer of this is an old woman and of course the most troublesome animal in the world. She wants to go into New York. It was in vain we told her no inhabitant could be permitted by us to go within the enemy’s lines without permission from the civil power. Old and decrepid as she is, she made the tour of the family and tried her blandishments upon each. I assured her Governor Clinton could...
West Point, August 31, 1779. Forwards letters. States that “Pauling did not join at Anaquaga, nor had he been heared of.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Lieutenant Colonel Albert Pawling.
[ West Point ] September 27, 1779 . States that if the French fleet is in reality off the coast, it will be necessary for states to supply men and provisions. LS , in writing of H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
[ West Point ] October 1, 1779 . Discusses amount of assistance needed from New York “in case of a cooperation with our allies.” Sends news of Comte d’Estaing’s arrival off coast of Georgia. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
West Point, October 4, 1779. States that, as D’Estaing is soon expected, complete cooperation of states is needed. Discusses number of men and amount of supplies that will be needed from New York. Df , in writings of Robert Hanson Harrison and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 13, 1779 . Asks Clinton to investigate case of Major William Hudson Ballard. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 18, 1780 . Reports sailing of French fleet and army. States that men and supplies will be needed. Requests that legislature remain assembled until Congress takes necessary measures. Directs Clinton to send men to relieve regiment at Fort Schuyler. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 28, 1780 . Informs Clinton of march of the New York Brigade and the brigade’s need for supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Springfield [ New Jersey ] June 15, 1780 . States that West Point will probably be attacked. Asks that New York Brigade reinforce West Point, and that Clinton give all possible assistance to Major General Robert Howe. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Ramapo [ New Jersey ] June 27, 1780 . Approves measures taken by legislature. Explains that unless the Continental battalions are completely filled there can be no success in the proposed cooperation. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Ramapo [ New Jersey ] June 27, 1780 . States that Major General Robert Howe has been ordered to dismiss the militia. Emphasizes necessity of completing Continental battalions. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
General Howe’s Quarters, Robinson’s [ New York ] July 30, 1780 . Asks Clinton to attend an interview. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Liberty Pole [ New Jersey ] August 28, 1780 . States that Colonel William Malcom is en route and will be under Clinton’s command. Asks Clinton to relieve troops at Fort Schuyler as soon as possible. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Robinsons [ New York ] September 26, 1780 . Sends details of the Arnold-André plot. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Orangetown [ New York ] October 1, 1780 . Reiterates Army’s urgent need for flour. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 29, 1780 . Reports that Joshua Hett Smith has been acquitted and is being returned to West Point. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] January 21, 1781 . Asks Clinton to investigate the Chevalier Destouches’s complaint concerning the seizure of wheat and flour intended for the French navy. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Charles René Dominique Sochet, Chevalier Destouches, was placed in command of the French navy in America after the death of the Chevalier de...
New Windsor [ New York ] February 19, 1781 . Regrets inability to comply with New York State’s request for regiments to defend frontier. Will send needed supplies to Fort Schuyler. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] February 24, 1781 . Regrets inability to comply with New York State’s request for two regiments for defense of frontier. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
For some time past I have had a bill on France lying in Philadelphia the sale of which has been delayed on account of the excessive lowness of the exchange. I am told it has lately risen something, and I expect by Col Hay’s return to receive a sufficient sum to pay the value of the woman Mrs. H had of Mrs. Clinton. I hope the delay may be attended with no inconvenience to you. I wrote you some...
I have the honor to inclose Your Excellency the copy of a warrant from The Honorable Robert Morris Esqr. Superintendant of the Finances of the United States; by which you will perceive that agreeable to the resolution of Congress of the 2d. of November last, he has appointed me Receiver of the Continental Taxes for this state. I am therefore to request that the Legislature will be pleased to...
I have lately received a letter from the Superintendant of Finance inclosing a copy of a circular letter from him to the several states dated 25th of July 81 in which he requests information upon the following important points: “What supplies of every kind money provisions forage transportation &c. have been furnished by this State to the United States since the 18th. of March 1780.” “The...
By advices from Philadelphia I find that the present is a period rather critical on the subject of money and concenters a variety of demands which it is not easy to satisfy. It becomes therefore of importance to the Financier to avail himself of every immediate resource. This induces me to request you will be so good as [to] inform me, whether there is any near prospect of obtaining the loan...
Inclosed we have the honor to transmit Your Excellency sundry resolutions of Congress of the 5th instant; by which you will judge of the present temper of that body, respecting the affairs of the grants. We cannot, however, absolutely rely upon the execution of the coercive part of them if the matter should require an exertion of force. Many who at a distance adopt very decisive ideas, might...
I shall very shortly be out of cash, and shall therefore be much obliged to you to forward to me the State allowance. It will answer as well in Mr. Morris’ notes as in Specie provided the notes have not more than a fortnight or so to run. It will be better if they are due. ⟨A disappointment in this will greatly embarrass me, and from what your Excellency said, I take it for granted it cannot...
As the Legislature will shortly meet I take the liberty to mention to Your Excellency, that it appears to me of Great importance, they should take up the affair of Vermont on the idea of a compromise with Massachusetts and New Hampshire and propose to those States a meeting of Commissioners for that purpose. I have little hope that we shall ever be able to engage Congress to act with decision...
I am honored with your excellency’s letter of the 29th. Decr. I have received an order from Col. Hay on Mr. Sands, which I have no doubt will shortly be paid. I have felt no inconvenience from not having the money sooner. Since my last to you, we have received no further accounts from Europe, so that we remain in the same uncertainty with respect to the negotiations for peace. Wether it will...