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Charleston [S.C.] 14 May 1777 . “I had the Honor of receiving your Letter a few days since, and have consulted the President of this State upon the Subject of it; He acknowledges the Propriety and Importance of an Expedition against Augustine, but seems to think it ought not immediately to be undertaken. For my part Sir, convinced as I am that the Enemy should be dispossessed of that Post and...
Charleston, S.C., 4 July 1777 . “I was last September near St Johns in East-Florida; a Party sent out to scout the Country on the River, fell in with a small detachment of the Enemy, which they surrounded and made Prisoners—Among these, was a Young Gentleman, by Name James Richardson, who was acting as a Cadet in the Sixteenth Regiment; finding him, when he was brought up, exceedingly unwell...
I have long my Dear General intended to address you upon a Subject respecting myself: but considering the glorious Scene, in which you are so Capital an Actor, and in which, you have So nobly supported your part, I was loth to trespass upon your time even for a moment, while I had the least hope, by any other means of obtaining the ends I aimed at: but finding that neither my Zeal in the Cause...
I have the pleasure to inform you that the temper of the Creek-Nation by the unwearied exertions of Mr Galphin a Commissioner of Indian affairs, and by the liberality of this state in supplying them upon generous terms, with those Goods they wanted, Seems at present to promise peace—Which I consider as a very happy Event for this state and that of Georgia; to both of which, they, and the...
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, 19 June 1779. GW wrote Howe on 25 June: “I received, my Dear Sir, Your favour of the 19th yesterday.”
I joined the Division at the Continental Village the last Evening, and arrived at this Post at five this Morning. I now only halt for the Return of a Reconnoitring party, sent out last Night, and shall immediately proceed to execute your Excellency’s Orders. The Field pieces you suppose to have been taken on with the Brigades are not with them. General Nixon informs me there are not any...
I am now very near Verplank’s point, which I have been reconnoitring, and shall still more fully inspect. What I discern of the Works appears to be properly constructed, & seems capable of considerable Defence, if the Numbers and Spirit of the Garrison are adequate to the Task. The Troops, except such as I have fixed at particular Passes, are with me: The heavy Cannon are by this time, I hope,...
I have received Intelligence three different Ways of the Approach of the Enemy. One informs me that “several Thousands of the Enemy were yesterday one Mile below White Plains, moving towards this place”: Another (a verbal Account) says that about 200 of their Horse were seen on some Heighths at New-Bridge by the Informant. As I cannot doubt the Credibility of these Accounts from the Character...
Deprived as I was by the Enemies’ Advance of reducing their Post at Verplanck, which, but for that Event, I persuade myself I should have effected, I had nothing left but to retreat, which I performed and was so happy as to be joined by General Heath at Peeks-Kill. My Situation was critical, and it was well for me that I had found means to Obtain a tolerably exact Information of the Enemies’...
I enter with diffidence, tho’ in compliance with your Excellency’s Request upon the Subjects referred to the General Officers in Council Yesterday; and tho’ Judgment should have but little to do with the Opinion I give you, such as it is; you may be assured it shall be given with Candour. The great Object with us appears to me to be not so much what we can achieve ourselves, as what we can...
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, 31 July 1779. GW wrote Howe on 1 Aug.: “I received Your favor of Yesterday” ( DLC:GW ).
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 3 Aug. 1779. On 4 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I received your letter of yesterday.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 4 Aug. 1779. On 6 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I yesterday received your favor of the 4th.”
Intelligence making it probable that a party of the Enemy might be surprized within their lines, thirty five of Moylans and ten of Sheldons Light Dragoons, with forty Infantry and about fifty Militia Horses were appointed for this command, with Orders to carry the enterprize into execution, if on approaching the Enemy it was found practicable—Lieutenant Colonel White of Moylans conducted this...
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 7 Aug. 1779. On 9 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I have received your (private) letter of the 7th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 8 Aug. 1779. On 9 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “your letter of the 8th with its inclosure came to hand.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 11 Aug. 1779. On 12 Aug., GW wrote Howe acknowledging “your letter of the 11th inst.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 13 Aug. 1779. On 14 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I have to acknowlege your favor of yesterday.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 13 Aug. 1779. On 15 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I have received your Favour of the 13th Instant.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 16 Aug. 1779. On 17 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I have received your letter of yesterday.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 16 Aug. 1779. On 17 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I have also received your public letter of the 16th.”
Letters not found : from Robert Howe, 19 Aug. 1779. On 20 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I have both your favs. of Yesterday.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 21 Aug. 1779. On 24 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I am this moment favoured with your two letters of yesterday, one public one private—and yesterday with that of the 21st.”
Letters not found : from Robert Howe, 23 Aug. 1779. On 24 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I am this moment favoured with your two letters of yesterday, one public one private.”
Letters not found : from Robert Howe, 26 Aug. 1779. On 28 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I have been favored with your letters of the 26th and 27th inst. public—and that of the 26th marked private.”
Extract from a Letter from Major Genl Howe—Lower Salem August 27. 1779. [“]Last night about 10 OClock, I had a Letter from Lieut. Colonel White, who with a party of Horse and Infantry I had posted at Stanwick—informing me, that he had received Intelligence of the arrival of a British Fleet, with seven Thousand Men—and at three this morning one of my Emissaries came to me with the following...
Letters not found : from Robert Howe, 4 Sept. 1779. On 5 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I have this morning been favd with your private and public letters of yesterday.”
Letters not found : from Robert Howe, 5 Sept. 1779. On 7 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I have to acknowlege your two favors of the 5th inst. one public the other marked private.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 6 Sept. 1779. On 7 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I have received your favor of the 6th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 9 Sept. 1779. On 11 Sept., GW wrote Howe and acknowledged receipt of “yours of the 9th” that reported “the success of Major Tallmadges excursion.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 12 Sept. 1779. On 18 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I recd yours of the 12th 14th and 15th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 14 Sept. 1779. On 18 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I recd yours of the 12th 14th and 15th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 15 Sept. 1779. On 18 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I recd yours of the 12th 14th and 15th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 16 Sept. 1779. On 18 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I was yesterday favd with yours of the 16th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 19 Sept. 1779. On 20 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I have this moment recd your favs. of the 19th and 20th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 20 Sept. 1779. On this date, GW wrote Howe: “I have this moment recd your favs. of the 19th and 20th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 21 Sept. 1779. On 22 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I am favd with yours of yesterday.”
Letters not found : from Robert Howe, 23 Sept. 1779. On 24 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I have both your favs. of the 23d.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 26 Sept. 1779. On 27 Sept., GW wrote Howe: “I have this instant received your private letter of yesterdays date.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 4 Oct. 1779. On 6 Oct., GW wrote Howe: “I have been duly favored with your two letters of the 4th & 5th inst.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 5 Oct. 1779. On 6 Oct., GW wrote Howe: “I have been duly favored with your two letters of the 4th & 5th inst.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 8 Oct. 1779. On 9 Oct., GW wrote Howe: “I have been favd with yours of yesterday.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 14 Oct. 1779. On 14 Oct., GW wrote Howe: “I recd your favr of this date.”
Letters not found : from Robert Howe, 16 Oct. 1779. On 17 Oct., GW wrote Howe: “I was favd last Evening with your two letters of yesterday.”
Letters not found : from Robert Howe, 21 Oct. 1779. On 22 Oct., GW wrote Howe: “I have been duly favored with your two letters—both of the 21st” ( DLC:GW ).
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, 22 Oct. 1779 . GW wrote Howe on 24 Oct.: “Both your favors of yesterday came to hand last Evening as did that of the 22d.”
Letters not found: from Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, 23 Oct. 1779. GW wrote Howe on 24 Oct.: “Both your favors of yesterday came to hand last Evening.”
Colo. Armand writes me that in his progress towards the Enemies lines yesterday he took two Waggons loaded with Hay and one Soldier of Robisons Corps He Burnt the Hay and Brought off the waggons He Solicits hard to return the latter to the People who own them as he thinks they are not inimical to our cause this I have my Doubts of, but beside this his Party may think they have a claim to the...
A Very Prime Agent of —— has been unfortunately taken by a Party of ours as a Tory, Spy, &ca, it is necessary to release him, and it requires address to do it so as not to Excite suspicion on Either side —I shall go down Tomorrow for that purpose and also to receive the information which I imagine he can give. Also with a View to the Operation which was talk’d of when last I had the honour to...
The taking of —— agent has been an ugly accident, and to liberate him without Exciting suspicion requires management he is fearful that the stale trick of letting him Escape will not answer, Especially as he is so lately out of the small Pox and is so very Weak that he can not well be suppos’d to be possessed of agility Enough to make a hasty retreat and the least doubtful circumstance would...