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We have just received your favour of Yesterday, desiring from us a Testimony of your Conduct, so far as it fell under our Observation, the day of the Battle on the Brandywine. As we had not the pleasure of seeing you in the fore part of that Action when the Line at large was Engaged, We are unable from our own Knowledge, to say any thing of your Conduct at that time. But we can chearfully...
Wilmington [ Delaware ] August 27, 1777. Discusses failure of Staten Island expedition. Advises Sullivan to spare health of men on march to Headquarters. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 24, 1778 . Asks Sullivan to send news of arrival of British fleet to Major General Horatio Gates and to Headquarters. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 28, 1779 . Discusses problem of arms for expedition against Indians and for Army. Describes latest preparations for the expedition. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found: to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 19 June 1777. In his letter to GW of 19 June , Sullivan says that “I am honoured with your Excys favor of this Day.”
Letter not found : to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 25 March 1779. Brig. Gen. John Glover wrote GW on 2 April : “Your Excellency’s Letter of the 19th to General Sullivan respecting the Arrangment of Col. Jackson’s Regt I received, with yours of the 25th inclosing a Resolve of Congress respecting the Artillery, & some of the Corps of Infantry.”
New Windsor [ New York ] July 5, 1779 . Suggests that Sullivan instruct Brigadier General James Clinton to send all but subsistence supplies back to Canajoharie. Discusses advance of Sullivan’s troops and meeting with Clinton. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 31, 1779 . Sends instructions for Indian expedition. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 4, 1779 . States that Sullivan will command the Indian expedition and sends instructions concerning the campaign. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 29, 1778 . Reports that British troops that embarked did not sail. Encloses copy of a congressional resolve. 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...
West Point, July 29, 1779. Has referred Sullivan’s complaints against the commissary and quartermaster departments to Major General Nathanael Greene and Colonel Jeremiah Wadsworth. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 29, 1777. Orders Sullivan to send intelligence concerning the enemy as rapidly as possible. Repeats orders for rerouting men and wagons. States that John Parke Custis is not to come by the usual road. LS , in writing of H, postscript in the writing of George Washington, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress. Custis was Martha Washington’s son by her...
White Plains [ New York ] August 8, 1778 . Asks Sullivan to deliver enclosed letter to D’Estaing. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
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.
White Plains [ New York ] August 10, 1778 . Regrets “the tardiness of the militia.” Informs Sullivan of foraging movements of enemy on Long Island. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 11, 1779 . Orders Sullivan to give Brigadier General James Clinton detailed instructions for western expedition. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Annapolis, 27 Apr. 1784. Entry in SJL reads: “Genl. Sullivan. Acknol. receipt his letters—glad of further information on Moose-correspondence—Western territory—adjournment Congr.” Not found. The letters of Sullivan acknowledged by this were those of 12 Mch. (received 13 Apr.) and 3 Apr. (received 23 Apr.).]
West Point, August 1, 1779. Describes raid by Joseph Brant and a party of Indians. Informs Sullivan of American attack on Stony Point. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ White Plains, New York ] August 19, 1778 . Introduces the Chevalier de la Neuville who wishes to serve with Sullivan in proposed expedition. Has been serving as inspector general with northern army. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Louis Pierre Penot Lombard, Chevalier de la Neuville .
[ Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania ] October 24, 1777 . Answers questions concerning Sullivan’s conduct at Brandywine. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 24, 1779 . Describes steps taken to furnish Sullivan’s troops with shoes, overalls, and hunting shirts. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
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.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 21, 1779 . States that troops under Lieutenant Colonel Albert Pawling will join Sullivan. Asks Sullivan to return detachments from the corps of Colonel Armand and the company of Captain Allan McLane, if they can be spared. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ White Plains, New York ] August 29, 1778 . Sends information concerning maneuvers of British fleet in the Sound. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. This was probably the news sent in Elisha Boudinot to H, August 29, 1778 .
[ West Point ] October 3, 1779 . Instructs Sullivan to join the main Army for possible “cooperation” with D’Estaing. Sends news of arrival of D’Estaing off coast of Georgia. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] June 4, 1779 . Instructs Sullivan not to delay because of “illusory offers” by Indians. Sends news of British troop movements. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 3 July 1779. GW wrote Sullivan on 5 July: “Since mine to you of the 3d.”
I regret with you the Loss of Coll Stark, of whose Experience and Bravery, I have often heard the best Accounts. I know not the Man: but Some Gentlemen represented him, as unequal in Abilities to the high Command of a General Officer. I am extreamly sorry to learn that you have been so great a Sufferer in the Loss of your Baggage &c. upon several Occasions: But in answer to your first Question...
Fishkill [ New York ] October 5, 1778 . Discusses procuring clothing for Sullivan’s men. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
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.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 9, 1779 . Asks that instructions be sent to Brigadier General James Clinton. Describes British position. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Valley Forge, February 26, 1778 . Instructs Sullivan on methods, sources, and routes to be used in procuring clothing. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Morristown, New Jersey, December 15, 1779. ] Assures Sullivan of friendship and esteem. Thanks Sullivan for news concerning an intrigue against Washington. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Sullivan had resigned his commission on November 30, 1779.
I have now the honor to inclose answers to your Queries respecting the Moose , and beg you will excuse the long delay. It was late in February when I arrived at Durham and being deeply impressed with the necessity of having your Queries answered with the greatest exactness I wrote to persons in various parts of the Country but have as yet received no answers but the inclosed. My principal...
White Plains [ New York ] August 19, 1778 . Acknowledges receipt of Sullivan’s news concerning Rhode Island. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Your agreable Favour of May the fourth has lain by me unanswered, till now. The Relation of your Negotiations at New York, in order to convince the People of the Utility and necessity of instituting a new Government, is very entertaining, and if you had remained there a few Weeks longer, I conjecture you would have effected a Change in the Politicks of that Region. Is it Deceit, or Simple...
Letter not found: to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 29 May 1777. GW wrote Sullivan on this date : “I wrote to you this morning.”
White Plains [ New York ] August 19, 1778 . Introduces Colonel Lewis de la Radière of the Corps of Engineers. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 24, 1779 . Agrees to send more troops to Wyoming, Pennsylvania. Promises to expedite supply of wagons. Warns against carrying too many supplies. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
West Point, August 4, 1779. Congratulates Sullivan on overcoming difficulties and wishes him success on expedition against Indians. Df , in writing of H, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord.
White Plains [ New York ] August 22, 1778 . Sends information concerning position of enemy fleet in the Sound. LS , in the writing of H, New-York Historical Society, New York City. The letter is endorsed as follows in writing of H: The expresses are positively ordered to ride day & night without fail. Head Quarters Alex Hamilton Augt. 22d. 78 Aide De Camp
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 15, 1777. Exhorts Sullivan not to imagine slights. Discusses separate commands. States that the only separate command is that of the Northern Department. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I had this Evening the Pleasure of your Favour of the fourteenth instant, and a great Pleasure it was, as it was an Evidence that my old Friends were beginning to recollect me. I have been So long absent that I Seemed to have lost all my Correspondents in the Army. It would be, at all Times an obligation upon me, to hear of the Motions of the Armies, and of our prosperous or adverse Situation,...
Passaic Falls [ New Jersey ] November 25, 1780 . Introduces the Chevalier de Chastellux. Asks Sullivan to support the promotion of Brigadier General Henry Knox and Washington’s ideas on the “Inspectorate department.” Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Sullivan was at this time a member of Congress from New Hampshire. François Jean,...
I am favd with yours of the 22d 23d and 24th instants. I cannot conceive what transports those can be that have come into Newport Harbour, except they are those from Hallifax. None have lately gone from New york—It will be very material to know with certainty from whence they came and whether they had any troops on board. If they are those from Hallifax, and empty, it gives weight to an...
I last night received your favour of the 26th with the inclosed paper of intelligence—Every thing that tends to show the state and expectations of the Garrison at Rhode Island is highly interesting at this eventful juncture. You will have found by my last, that the fleet which sailed from the Hook did not contain the embarkation as was supposed—These troops still lay in the bay by my last...
Having received Intelligence of the unfortunate death of Genl Thomas, occasioned by the smallpox he had taken, the command of the Army in Canada devolves on you—I am therefore to request your most strenuous exertions to retreive our circumstances in that Quarter from the melancholy situation they are now in and for performing the arduous Task, of bringing order out of confusion. I confess...
I have just received Major Morris’s letter covering the proceedings of a General Court Martial which I approve off and direct that one of the Criminals the greatest Offender may be executed pursuant thereto. This should be done in the most public manner your Situation will admit as it may serve to convince the rest of the Division that Crimes of this dye will meet the most rigorous punishment....
An Inconvenience of considerable Magnitude arising from the Practice of carrying Household furniture &C. in Waggons & Carts to the Enemy has determined me to direct that in future nothing shall be transported that way—I do not mean to prevent such of the Inhabitants as choose to withdraw within the Enemy’s lines from taking with them all their Apparel & Household furniture as usual if they can...