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By the Last eastern Mail I received your favor of the 30th Ulto accompanied by a Letter to Colo. Holland; I made no delay in giving directions to have that Letter forwarded immediately by flagg to New York—I am Dear Sir with great regard & esteem Your Most Obdt Servt I have received no answer to either of the other Letters. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I am to acknowledge the recet of your favor of the 16 November with its inclosures which were forwarded agreably to your Desire to New York. I am much obliged to you for your wishes for my Welfare and beg you to believe that I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been honord with your Favor of the 2d instant—& have to give you my sincere Thanks for your kind wishes & offers to do all in your Power to forward our intended Operations. I could wish your Stay in Congress might be continued longer than you intimate—as your Efforts there, from your Knowlege of Military Matters, might be of essential Service to our Designs—The Army is now drawn near to...
I have been favoured with your two letters of the 2d & 17th of May; the former reached me at Weathersfield after I had met the Count de Rochambeau at that place—from which time to the present moment, my whole attention has been so occupied by a variety of concerns, that I have been hitherto involuntarily prevented from doing myself the pleasure of writing to you. No arguments were necessary to...
Not Having seen, or heard, of any resolve of Congress for establishing the principles of promotion in the army, I am apprehensive that the Report of the Committee who had this matter under consideration is now sleeping in Congress. this, & a recent instance in the Pensylvania Regiment of Artillery, in proof of the absolute necessity of adopting some mode by which the whole Army may be b oun d...
Inclosed are my remarks on the report you were pleased to transmit me—They are made pursuant to the request contained in your letter of the 9th Ulto—Where I have been unfortunate enough to differ in sentiment from the Committee I have, in as concise a manner as I was able, assigned my reasons for it; if there is weight in them, I have no doubt of their being attended to—if there is not, it...
Colo. Armand deliver’d me your favor of the 29th Ulto last Evening & I thank you for the sevl communications contained in it—The measure adopted by Congress of appointing a Minister of War—Finance—& for Foreign Affairs I think a very wise one. To give efficacy to it, proper characters will, no doubt, be chosen to conduct the business of these departments. How far Colo. Hamilton—of whom you ask...
New Windsor [ New York ] January 21, 1781 . Has sent troops to quell the mutiny in New Jersey. Urges that no terms may be made with the mutineers. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I am honored with your letter of the 15th—I have just received the disagreeable intelligence of the Jersey line having followed the example of the Pensylvanian—This spirit will spread itself through the remainder of the army, if not extinguished by some decisive measure. I shall as quick as possible, at all events, march a detachment to compel the mutineers to submission and I beg leave...
I was honored last Evening with your favor of the 10 with a Postscript of the 11th Instant. Major Gen. St Clair will inform you of the reasons why I thought it imprudent to address my dispatches in answer to your Letters of the 7th & 9 immediately to you, he will also advise you of the Measures I had taken. It gives me great satisfaction to learn a final & cordial accommodation was like to...