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I have received by Colo. Tilghman your Letter of the 5th instant, with a particular state of your Accounts with The Contractors for Money advanced them. I am much Obliged by this Communication, as it will enable me to combat the Constant Assertions which are made by Mr Sands, that the Contract is not fulfilled on your part. I am very glad to find that Mr Edwards, one of the Beef Contractors,...
The Officer who is the bearer of this, has in charge a number of Marine Prisoners, who were lately captured by a party of Troops on the Sound—There is amongst them one Hoit who has a Commission in the Refugee Corps, but who by his conduct in several instances since he was taken, particularly in attempting to induce Soldiers to desert, does not appear to be worthy of a Parole—Not knowing what...
Partly for want of answers to my letters to you of the 2d and 4th instants, requesting money for the use of our Commissioners and the accounts for the maintainance of Prisoners, and partly for want of answers to some matters proposed by me to Congress, I have been under the necessity of deferring the meeting, which was appointed on the 18th, to the 26th of this month. It will be extremely...
I am under the necessity of enclosing you the Copy of a letter I have this day received from Mr Walter Livingston, with that of one from him to Mr Richardson Sands. From these you will perceive to how precarious a situation we are reduced in regard to the Article of Flour—the Quantity for which Mr Livingston calls upon Mr Richardson Sands is so very trifling, that it is scarcely worth...
Upon my arrival at this place, I found complaints that the Jersey Brigade had not been regularly supplied; and was informed by the Commanding Officer that the Person to whom the contract is formed out attributed this irregularity to the want of Money—I accordingly called upon Mr Logan the Sub. contractor (& only ostensible character here) to give me his reasons in writing why the troops were...
I do myself the honor to inclose Capt. Van Heers Estimates of the sums in his opinion sufficient to recruit—mount and accoutre his Corps—Agreeable to your desire I applied the beginning of this month to the President and Council for an advance of a sum of Money for recruiting, upon this principle, that as the Men would be raised in the state and considered as part of its Quota, it appeared to...
The present conveyance is sudden & unexpected. I have only time therefore to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 29th Ulto and to assure you, that I felt a most sensible pleasure, when I heard of your acceptance of the late appointment of Congress to regulate the Finances of this Country—My hand & heart shall be with you, and as far as my assistance will, or can go, command it. We...
The Inclosed coming to you open, leaves nothing for me to add on the score of Information of our Circumstances & Situation —A Report (and such only I give it) is just brot that the Enemy are evacuating Brunswick, and moving forward towards Amboy or Woodbridge. Your sending the Inclosed for Mrs Washington to the Post Office (if in time for the Southern Mail) will much oblige Dr Sir, Yr Most...
I have your favr of the 22d instant. I take the hint in the freindly light in which it was meant, and thank you for your attention to a matter of the utmost importance. I shall write to the Board of War, and, without mentioning names, let them know that there is not that activity and exertion in the Conductors of our Elaboratories, that the advanced season demands. Some allowance must be made,...
Inclosed you have a letter for Major Apollos Morris which I have left open for your inspection, after reading it, be pleased to deliver it. I will just remark, that the political Queries referred to were addressed to Lord and Sir William Howe, and Major Morris declared that if they refused to give him an answer he should look upon it as a tacit Confession that they had no other terms or poers...
I have your obliging favors of the 21st and 23d the Blankets are come to hand, but I would not have any of the other Goods sent on, till you hear again from me. I agree with you, that it is in vain to ruminate upon, or even reflect upon the Authors or Causes of our present Misfortunes, we should rather exert ourselves, and look forward with Hopes, that some lucky Chance may yet turn up in our...
I have been honored with your favor of this Morning. I will make an experiment with your drafts upon Mr Swanwick which I doubt not may be disposed of among the trading people in New York and New Jersey. The smaller the Bills are the more easily will they be negociated—The sum of 4000 dollars will be sufficient—at one time. I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Colo. Harrison of the Artillery, who will deliver you this—is going to Philadelphia on public Business, important to the general Service—as the Southern Department to which he belongs has been long destitute of Money—I shall be very glad if you can furnish him with a Sum sufficient for his Expences & that of another Officer who will be necessary on this Occasion. I am &c. P.S. Being Informed...
On examination I find the Map of the Southern States shewn me by Capt. Hutchins much too general to answer any Military purpose I therefore think that Gentlemans presence at the Southward very necessary and should be glad if a necessary sum of Money could be furnished to enable him to proceed there without delay. I am. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Money which was received in Feby or March last year for my Household Expences, is more than expended; and the subsistence Notes in the hands of the D. Pay Master will procure nothing from the Country people. Be so kind then, my good Sir; as to point me to the means with which these expences are to be borne. For immediate & pressing calls I was obliged, a day or two ago, to draw upon the...
Your favor of the 14th, with the despatches from Congress, came safe to hand, and those for the eastward forwarded on. I am thankful to you for the information of Captn Bell. Intelligence of the same nature had come to me before, and I had no doubt (if the diversion intended to be made by Genl Heath towards New York, does not withdraw from the Jerseys, or detain part of the Troops said to be...
My outfit for the Army in 1775. the Expenditures on my journey to Cambridge (in which those of General Lee, & both our Suits were included)—and the Expences of my Household for some time after my arrival there was borne, as will appear by my Accts (which are now ready for examination) & from the dates of the public advances to me—by my private purse—the amounts of these Expenditures is yet due...
Your favor of the 9th Instt informed me of the acceptable present which your friend Mr Governeur (of Curracoa) was pleased to intend for me, and for which he will, through you, accept my sincere thanks—these are also due to you my good Sir, for the kind communication of the matter, and for the trouble you have had in ordering the wine forward. I rejoice most sincerely with you, on the glorious...
In looking over my private Acct with the Public, I find a credit to it of a blank number of Silver Dollars sent me by you whilst I lay at Trentown about the first of Jany. for want of the Sum, I cannot Balle the Acct, and shall thank you for information on this head. With sincere regard I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt & Affe Servt ALS , PWacD , on deposit (1994) at PPAmP . An entry for this money,...
Your favour of the 27th Ulto came to my hands last night—the freedom with which you have communicated your Sentiments on several matters therein contained is highly pleasing to me, for be assured Sir, that nothing would add more to my satisfaction than an unreserved Corrispondance with a Gentleman, of whose abilities and attachment to the Cause we are contending to support, I entertain so high...
I have been honored with yours of the 5th covering Copy of the Resolve of the 1st and of your circular letters to the Executives of the States and your Receivers—I am in hopes they will have the desired effect, and I shall take every proper opportunity of making the use of them which you request. I have the honor to be with real Esteem Sir Yr most obt Servt. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I inclose you for acceptance my two drafts for you in favr of Mr David Ross Commissioner of Trade for the State of Virginia one for £7452.12 0 1/2 Stirling—the other for £6035.17 2 1/2 Stirling—which two sums are for the Amount of the Goods purchased of the British Merchants in York and delivered out to the Officers of the Army—Mr Ross’s letter to me which was laid before you this morning...
I take the Liberty to inclose to your Care a Letter for the Chevalr de La Luzerne on the Subject of Expence, which at his Request, I have incurred for the purpose of forwarding Intelligence of the Movements of the Enemy at N. York, to the Marquis de Vaudrieul. If our Circumstances would admit, I should be very glad that this Expence should be defrayed by the United States; it is infinitely...
The last Post brought me your favor of the 26th Ulto, covering Doctr Smiths Draft of the 23d for Fifty Guineas—I am obliged to you for paying the money, & charging it to the acct mentioned; altho’ I was provided for the demand, & should have paid the Bill at Sight. I have lately purchased a piece of Land near Alexandria at the price of £2000 Virginia Curry with a view to exchange it for a...