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I am Just honored with your two favors of yesterday which came to hand within an hour of each other as Soon as the advance Pickets can be Called in the Division will begin their March for Pecks kill. I most heartily Congratulate your Excellency on the Success of the American arms in the reduction of Stony Point—with so little loss, hope this is an Omen of future Success, I have Sent Expresses...
Last evening, three Hessian Deserters came to my Quarters. They left Fort Washington last sunday evening. One of the three is a very intelligent man, and has given me many particulars. (viz.) That the Troops at & near Fort-Washington, are said to amount to about 6,000 men, about one half the number British Grenadiers & Light Infantry. These Corps came from New York to that place, at the time...
I have been honored with yours of 24 t h on your leaving Newburgh, & of the same date from Poughkeepsie. An Officer will be appointed to attend the meeting of the Referees. Nothing material has transpired below—The Enemy have encamped their Troops on York Island—There have been various reports of a fleets being seen on the Coast—I rather think it nothing more than our own Merchantmen from the...
I am honored with yours of the 26th, have ordered the New Jersey Line to hold itself in readiness to move on the shortest notice—The New York Line to move over to the East side of Hudsons river; & hutt adjoining the New Hampshire Line, except the strongest regiment, which is to hutt near Robinsons Mills; for the purpose mentioned. Colonel Hazens Regiment is ordered to Fish Kill. In a former...
I have just been favored with a Sight of your letters to General Rochambeau and Admiral de Ternay, mentioning the arrival of a fleet at Sandy hook—Supposed to be a squadron under the command of Admiral Rodney—a few moments before I received the enclosed from Colonel Ledyard at New London. General Rochambeau and Admiral de Ternay went yesterday morning to Providence, were not expected to return...
Majors Gibbs and Rice, it is said, were admitted into the Massachusetts line by the consent of the field officers, upon certain conditions. A dispute has arisen respecting their right to rank and command. Several of the aggrieved have requested that the field officers of the line may hear and determine the dispute. It appears necessary that it should be done. I wish to know if your excellency...
The enclosed returns were received the last evening and this morning. I have the honor to be most respectfully your Excellencys most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
Since my last the Deputy Pay Master Genl has received from the Honble Continental Congress, Warrents on the Loan Office for a Supply of Monies. We have purchased about One Hundred Horses for the Cannon and Ammunition Waggons, As soon as the latter are compleated, the whole will be sent on without loss of time. Saturday last a prize Brig. was sent in Here by Comodore Manly. She was bound from...
I have been honored with your favor of the 20th Ultimo. Several Detachments are now on their march to join you. Mr Parker the pay Master of Colonel H. Jackson’s Regiment has in charge for you Seven & a half pounds of Sealing Wax—hope it will come safe to hand. We are pushing on the Stores of all kinds with the utmost expedition. Mr Agent Bradford has just informed me that he has received 28...
The Express just going off I have only Time to do myself the honor to acquaint your Excellency that the Warren Frigate commanded by Captain Hopkins arrived here the last evening, having made a short Cruise after she sailed from Providence, in which she has taken two or three prises, one of which is from Liverpool and has a quantity of Canvas on board, an Article much wanted at this time. It is...