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I have According to Your Directions Saught for an Armourer and found one who I have sent Down to Buy some Tools if it meets with your Excellencies Approbation he asks if he finds his own Tools 10s. pr Day and for an Apprentice Lad that works with him 4s. pr Day we have also in this Garrison four men in one of the Companies of my Regt who worke at the same Trade and wish to be Employed as Coll...
I have Just now Received you[r] Letter by Express with the Warrant therein Inclosed which I will Endeavour to Execute with the Greatest Care Expedition and Exactness that I Possibly Can[.] after it is Done I will Bring him and his Papers to this Fort where I ⟨shall⟩ keep him Prisoner till I Receive Your Excellencies further Directions, I wrote to Your Excellency Yesterday by Coll Livingston...
The Warrant you Sent me Against Fletcher Mathews Esqr. I Executed Agreble to Your Excellencys Directions and After Bringing him to New Windsor with all his Papers in Order to Send him to New York Agreable to Your Instructions of the 23d Inst. (by Express) I Received the Inclosed Order from Congress Countermanding the Warrant I had Against the Said Fletcher and Although your Letter is of a...
Since I wrote to You I Rece[ive]d the within Letter but I think it Necessary to have Your Orders before I Comply with the within Request I hear the Committees have taken Coll Cadwallader Colden on Suspicion of being an Enemy to the Liberties of America but what they will Do with him I Cannot tell Lawer Cranney who has Left Poug[h]keepsie some time ago and has been Advertised there is Likewise...
I have Just now Purchased from Capt. Peter Vredenburgh Nine hundred good Inch white pine Boards and fifty Pitch Pine Plank for the Use of this and Fort Montgomery to Answer the purpose of Tents Agreable to Your Directions of the 25th of June Last I have given him a Receipt for the same and Agreed he Shall Receive on his Arrival in New York the Market price they now Sell for. I hope Lieut....
The Articles Sent by Capt. Palmer for the Use of Fort Montgomery & this place I have Recd with both Your Letters and Agreable to Directions Sent an Officer to Look for Mrs Thompson who Soon found her She is verye willing to go Down and You may Expect her the first Opportunity. We are makeing all the Preparations we Possibly Can to give our Enemy a Proper Reception in Case they Should Attempt...
Your Express of the 12th I just now Received and will Endeavour to Comply with the Contents. We had a most Unfortunate Accident Happend here Yesterday Afternoon, as Lieut. Bryant and one Nicoll both of the Artillery was Scaleing out a Couple of Cannon which we had Just Mounted before having flashed a Little Powder out of one of them, and not Spungeing Her properly, when the Lieut. was putting...
Agreable to Your Orders of the 12th Instant I Dispatched an Express to Albany by Land by the way of Esopus and Another to Poughkeepsie to Employ the Ship Carpenters in makeing fire Rafts an Answer to which I Send you with my Return The same Day I Received Your Letter my Brother Came with a Reinforcement of the Millitia and many of them has Come in Yesterday and to Day as for further...
Inclosed I Send you A Return of the Number of men at Each of the Fortifications in the Highlands And A Return of the Artillery Stores and Ordinance at Each place. we are at Present Buissily Employed in Fortifying the Post on the South Side of the Pouplops Kill we have four twelve Pounders Mounted there and Expects Soon to have More we are Likewise Employed in Building three Barracks Viz. one...
Yours of the 8th of this Inst. I just Receiv’d and am Glad to hear your Excellency has Ordered a Reinforcement of Six hundred men which I hope will be Sufficient and are as Many as we Can find Barrack room for if the three Barracks were finish’d that I have Order’d to be built. I hope the Quarter Master General can supply me with the Nails—Agreeable to an Order sent him, and if not already...
Inclos’d you have a Copy of a Letter and a Deposition sent to Me By the Chairman of the Committee of New-Windsor[.] the Prisoners Mention’d in the Deposition are both Confined in the Guard-House at fort Constitution And their Butter put in the Commissary’s Store & I have ordered an Exact account of the Quantity of Butter taken to be sent to me, But I have not yet receiv’d it. I Understand...
Enclosed I send your Excellency the Proceedings of a Brigade Court martial, held by Order of Coll V. Scoick, by which the Prisoner is condemned to die—and wait your Confirmation of the Sentence to have it put in Execution. It may not be improper also to inform your Excellency, that as Col. V. Scoick’s Regiment is now under marching Orders to the Northward, he wou’d wish to proceed as soon as...
Letter not found: from James Clinton, 20 Nov. 1778. On 31 Dec., GW informed Clinton that his letter of 20 Nov. “never came to hand.”
Upon the receipt of Your Excellency’s Letter of the 16th I marched the two Regiments with the Artillery of my Brigade to Fishkill, where I received your second Letter of the 20th requesting me immediately to proceed to Albany —After giving the necessary Orders for the embarcation of the Troops, I set forward, & arrived at this Place the 25th Instant. On my Arrival I found that Genl Hand had...
Letter not found: from James Clinton, 5 Dec. 1778. On 31 Dec., GW wrote Clinton : “I have been favoured with Your Letter of the 5th Inst.”
Enclosed I send Your Excellency a return of the Troops in this Department, by which, you will see the Disposition which I have made of them on the Frontiers, for the present, untill I receive your Excellency Sentiments thereon. I am sorry to inform your Excellency that the Small Pox hath made its appearance among us. by a Letter from Coll regnier I am informed that the Inhabitants of...
I had the Honour of receiving a Letter from the Board of War dated the 4th of December, requesting me to take proper Steps for the Mustering & paying the Corps commanded by Major Whitcomb, which had been done previous to the receipt of the Letter—It also mentions the inclosing an Order on the Clothier Genl at Spring field, to have them supply’d with Cloathing, but thro’ mistake it hath been...
By a Letter received last week from the Commanding Officer at Fort Schuyler, I am informed that a certain William Johnston an Indian of the Six nations had been at the Oneida Castle endeavouring to persuade that friendly Tribe to forsake our Interest, and join them—An Officer and party were immediately dispatched to apprehend him; but they returned the next day unsuccesfull—he having fled...
In my Last of the 2d Instant I Informed Your Excellency that the Six Nations had Sent A Message to the Oneidas Requesting them to forsake the Intrest of the United States and Join the Confederacy I Inclosed the Coppy of their Invitation and the Oneidas Answer. Since which time Another Letter hath Arrived from the Commanding officer in that Quarter which Mentions that the Oneidas had Received A...
Your’s of the 20th December came to hand after an Interval of twenty days. Immediately on the receipt of it I dispatched a Messenger to Major Posey, with your Excellency’s Letter, requesting him to repair to Head Quarters without Loss of time. As to his Corps, tho’ I am equally desirous with you that they shoud join their Corps as they are composed of different Regiments & very ill...
On the 19th Instant I was honoured with your Favour of the 31st of December. I am happy to hear the Impediments which suspended Genl Schuy[l]er from Command are removed with so much honour to that worthy Officer, and I am anxious for his resuming it, as I shall always think myself happy in being Commanded by a Man of such distinguished Abilities. I hav just received a Letter from the...
I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Excellency’s Favours of the 14th 17th 22d Feby and 25th March with their Enclosures, the contents of which were as punctually complyed with as Circumstances woud admit. But I am sorry to inform you, that the recruiting Service is much retarded for want of Money. Mr Reid informs me, that answers to his Dispatches have not yet arrived. By the enclosed...
I am just returned from an Excursion up the Mohawk River, in consequence of an Alarm given by a Body of Indians, who made their Appearance, and attacked several parts of that Country at the same time tho’ without doing any considerable Damage. I have erected a small Bloock house about 10 Miles from Johnstown on the Fork of the Roads leading to May-Field and Sochondoga. On my return I was...
In consequence of your Excellencys Orders I have inclosed my answers to your Queries Respecting the Arrangement of the New York Line which I flatter myself will prove satisfactory. I have also transmitted a Return of the Light Cloathing wanted in this Department which I could wish were forwarded on with all convenient speed—I have sent the Regimental returns that your Excellency may see what...
Letter not found : from James Clinton, 17 May 1779. On 28 May , GW acknowledged receipt of a letter from Clinton of 17 May.
Yesterday Evening I was informed by Lt Colonel Butler, that he had received a Packet of Letters from your Excellency directed to me, with Orders to forward them to this Place with dispatch from New Bourough if Circumstances did not permit of his coming up by land, or Business unavoidably delay him. On his Arrival at New Bourough which he informs me was late on Friday evening last, haveing some...
Letter not found : from James Clinton, 20 May 1779. On 28 May , GW acknowledged receipt of a letter from Clinton of 20 May.
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 9th instant with one for Col. V. Schaick hath been received yesterday—Mr Mitchell the Quarter Master at New Borough thought proper to enclose them all under Cover to Genl Schuyler, who was then at Saratoga, where they were sent, after lying in Albany some time—this Circuit was the Occasion of the Delay of which I informed your Excellency. As there are two light...
I have been honoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 22d instant, and am happy to hear that the Cloathing is on the way up, as it is much wanted. Col. Ransselear informs me that he has received official Accounts, that a Quantity of Amunition is on the way from Boston and Springfield, so that I expect shortly to be amply supplyed. I have ordered each of the Regiments now in this...
Letter not found : from Brig. Gen. James Clinton, 6 June 1779. GW wrote Clinton on 10 June: “I have received your two favours of the 28th of May and 6th of June.”
This Day I had the honour to receive your favour of the 10th instant: as also one from Genl Sullivan of the 11th containing Intructions for me to move up to Connojoharie & transport my Boats &c. across to Lake Otsego there to wait farther orders to join him. I have ordered one hundred Batteaux loaded with Stores to be transported up the River to Connojoharie by the 3d N.Y. Regt & the...
This day I was honoured with your Favour of the 13th Instant. I wrote you some time since which I find you have not yet received—I would beg leave to inform your Excellency, that I arrived in this place last Wednesday and immediately commenced transporting the Batteaux and Stores to the landing of Lake Otsego—since which time I have sent off near 300 waggons, fifty-nine of which are loaded...
It is with singular Pleasure I can inform Your Excellency, that I have forwarded on to Lake Otsego one Hundred and twenty three Boats which are now at the Landing, thirty more are this day on the Road, and the remainder necessary to compleat the Complement of two hundred and twenty expected up in a few Days—I have also forwarded on all the Provision necessary for the use of the Detatchment for...
Extract of a letter from General Clinton Dated Conojoharie. “Yours of the 27th instant, I just now received, I am unhappy to think, that any misunderstanding has happened with respect to the quantity of provision, destined for the use of the detachment under my command. The instructions contained in your Excellency’s letters previous to your referring me for orders to General Sullivan were...
I beg leave to inform your Excey that in consequence of Permission obtained of Genl Sullivan I retired from the Army about the last of November to visit my Mother who was then dangerously ill, and is since dead —This Circumstance has rendered it necessary for me to continue at home longer than I at first intended: I woud therefore presume to request a continuation of your Excy’s Indulgence,...
In Complyance with Your Excellencys Request of Yesterday—I beg leave to Offer my Sentiments Upon the Propositions then made by Your Excellency in Council. From A Comparitive View of our Strength in this Quarter, and at the Posts Upon, & Contiguous to Hudsons River, with that of the Enemy in New York and its Dependencies—I am Clearly of Opinion, that Prudence and good Policy would Dictate that...
I arrived at this Place on the Evening of the 6th inst. but the Rear of the Troops did not come up untill the morning of the 8th. On my Arrival I found the Governor had marched in Pursuit of the Enemy, who had retreated precipitately on his Approach. I also found that Col. Vn Schaick had sent off a Quantity of Provision consisting of one hundred Barrels of Flour and forty Barrels of Beef for...
This Day I have been honoured with your Excellency’s Favour of the 10th instant inclosed in one from the Governor, in Consequence of which I have dispatched Orders to the Officers commanding the different Regiments of my Brigade, directing them to march with all possible Expedition to this Place; but as the nighest Regiment is distant from Albany three days March, and the procuring Waggens...
In Answer to the Questions proposed by your Excellency in Council the 6th day of September 1780 I would beg leave to Offer the following Observations. First That takeing into Consideration the present position and force of the Enemy and Compareing it with our own it Appears that no offensive Opperations can with A prospect of success take place previous to the Arrival of a superior Fleet and...
On the 4th instt I arrived at this place in pursuance of your Excys directions of the 28th ulto And receiving intelligence of the appearance of the Enemy in the Lakes I immediately proceeded on to Saratoga, where I was necessarily detain’d untill yesterday, for the return of a flag, which had been previously sent in by Genl Schuyler and Colo. Gansevort; with a view of conferring with Majr...
In my last of the 12th inst. I had the Honor to inform your Excellency that Col. Weissenfels had marched for Fort Schuyler, and proceeded as far as the little Falls, where the Ice has obliged him to collect Teams to transport his Baggage by Land; but the Provision which had previously been sent on with a Detatchment under Captain Dunscomb, fortunately arrived at the Garrison safe before the...
The enclosed I this moment received, which I transmit for your Excellency’s perusal. Tho’ I do not believe this Alarm proceeds from anything else than a small hunting party, yet the People in that Quarter are in such Consternation, that unless a party of Men are stationed there to inspirit them, they will infallibly leave the remainder of that Country, (which is still well worth preserving) to...
I am honored with your Excellency’s favour of the 29th ulto and by a line from Gen. Heath of the 2th Inst. I understand the Troops are on their way for this place agreeable to your Excellency’s order—It is with particular pain I must inform your Excellency that the state of our provision and precarious expectation of future supplies afford the most gloomy prospects, I have mentioned in my...
I have been honour’d with your Excellency’s Favor of the 10th inst. as also with one from the Governor. Agreeable to Instructions contain’d in them, I have directed five Officers to proceed, without Loss of Time, to the three upper Counties of this State, on the recruiting Service; and have sent four to Poughkeepsie to be disposed of as the Governor may think proper. Major Davis also waits his...
I have been honor’d with your Excellency’s two favours of the 19th & 26th Ultimo. I wish it were in my power to inform your Excellency that our supplies in this Quarter were either more regular, or our prospects more flattering than they are. But a general deficiency of every article necessary for the Troops is the melancholy Fact—I have repeatedly and in the most pressing terms applied to the...
Since my Letter of Yesterday, I have the Pleasure to inform your Excellency, that by an Express just receivd from Col. Hay, I understand, that he has directed one hundred Barrels of Flower to be sent up for the Use of Fort Schuyler which togather with ninety Barrels, collected with difficulty on the Mowhawk River, will supply the Garrison untill the first of May. The Govrnor informs me that...
Since my last of the 7th Ulto To your Excellency containing an Account of the Capture of seventeen Men of the second Regiment at Fort schuyler by a party of the Enemy, nothing Material has occurred but what may reasonably be expected from the peculiar situation of our Affairs. In my former Letters to Your Excellency, I have been under the painfull necessity of representing the disagreeable...
Yesterday I received an Express from Lt Colo. Cochran commanding Fort Schuyler; which informed me that on the 9th inst. a small Scout from the Garrison had been fired upon by a Body of the Enemy by which two were killed and one wounded—our Party retired toward the Fort precipitately. the Enemy pursued and took two Prisoners—Col. Cochran immediately detatched a Company of light Infantry and one...
I was honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 17th inst. yesterday. I have communicated its Contents to Mr Rensselear, and expect in a few Days to have a satisfactory Account from him. It gives me peculiar Pain to be obliged to fill my Letters with Accounts which I am persuaded must be very disagreeable to you; but a Reguard to my Reputation and a Sense of the Duty I owe to my Country...
I had the Honor of addressing your Excly in a Letter of the 30th Ulto on the Subject of the Distresses of this Department; a Subject which I have had such frequent Occasion to trust of; that any thing I have now to say will be nearly a Repetition of what my former Letters have contained. From Your Excellency’s favor of the 12th Ulto I was flattered with Hopes of receiving a Supply, at least...