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It gives me the most sensible Pleasure to convey to you, by Order of Congress, the only Tribute, which a free People will ever consent to Pay; the Tribute of Thanks and Gratitude to their Friends and Benefactors. The disinterested and patriotic Principles which led you to the Field, have also led you to Glory: and it affords no little Consolation to your Countrymen to reflect, that, as a...
Letter not found: from John Jay, 8 Jan. 1777. On 20 Feb. GW wrote Jay that “your Card of the 8th Ulto I have had the honour to receive.”
Capt. Bedlow of this Place (whom I have long known to be an exceeding good Man) tells me, that Coll Freer near Poughkeepsie lately assured him that Morris Hazard, of that Place had purchased of him, for public use expresly, a Quantity of Flour, which in a few Days afterwards he sold at an advance of between four and five hundred Pounds. Capt. Bedlow further tells me that Coll Palmer of...
This will be delivered by my Brother, who will communicate & explain to your Excellency a mode of Correspondence, which may be of use, provided proper agents can be obtained. I have experienced its Efficacy by a three Years Trial. We shall remain absolutely silent on the Subject. I have the Honor to be with the highest Esteem & Respect Your Excellencys most obedient Servant ALS , DLC:GW ....
Among the various Duties incident to the Appointment with which Congress has been pleased to honor me, that of corresponding with those public Characters whom I most esteem, will be particularly agreable. This Consideration, added to those of a public Nature, will constantly press my Attention to every Thing which may respect your Excellency; and permit me to assure you of my Endeavour, to...
Your Excellency’s three Letters of the 13th Inst. have been laid before Congress, & the two respecting a certain Expedition & Colonel Fleury are committed. The Idea of an Interview prevails and there is reason to expect that this useful Measure will be adopted. I have the Honor of transmitting the Inclosed Act of Congress of the 16th Inst. & am with the greatest Respect & Esteem, Your...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed a Copy of an Act of Congress of the 21st Inst. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect & Esteem, Your Excellency’s most Obed. & Hb. Servt LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. Jay wrote similar letters on this date to major generals Horatio Gates, Benjamin Lincoln, and John Sullivan; paymaster general William Palfrey; deputy paymasters Ebenezer Hancock...
I have had the pleasure of receiving and communicating to Congress your Excellency’s Letter of the 21st Inst: respecting Coll Rawlins—Copies of two Acts of Congress of this day, One on that Subject, & the other refusing a Request of Major General Phillips to go to New York & ordering him to Virginia, are herewith enclosed. I have the Honor to be With the greatest Respect & Esteem Your...
Your Excellencys Letter, of this day, was this morning communicated to Congress, & immediately taken into consideration—By the enclosed copy of an Act, on the Subject of Captain Stoddard’s request, You will perceive that it is granted. Your Excellency’s Recommendation respecting Provision for the speedy recruiting the Army is referred to the Treasury. The Congress have, by Acts of the 22nd &...
On the 23d Inst., Congress passed two Acts, One relating to the Commissary of Prisoners, the other to the Director General; Copies of both are herewith enclosed. Both your Excellency’s Letters of the 29 Inst., One covering an Extract of a Letter from Governor Clinton, the other, a Letter from General Du Portail, have been delivered to me—Whatever Acts they may become the Subjects of, shall be...
Congress, agreeable to Your Excellency’s Recommendation, have directed the Commissary, and Quarter-Master General to pay such of the Accounts, mentioned in Governor Clinton’s Letter, as he shall certify —And by their Act of the 30th Inst., of which the enclosed is a copy, have consented to Your Excellency’s Return to Camp. The Opinion of Congress, respecting the continuation of the Committee...
Congress have this day passed an Act, of which the enclosed is a copy, on the Subject of your Excellency’s Letter of the 30th Ult:, whereby they have resolved that You give such directions, as you may think proper, for arranging the Commissary’s and Quarter Master’s Departments to the Westward &c. I have the honor to be Sir with the greatest Respect Your Excellencys most Obedt & very humble...
Your Excellency will herewith receive a Copy of an Act of Congress of the 2nd Inst: on the Subject of Aid to the States of Georgia & South-Carolina. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s Most Obedt Servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DNA:PCC , item 14 The enclosed act of 2 Feb. consists of resolutions directing that Pulaski’s Legion and the Continental troops said...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed Copies of two Acts of Congress of Yesterday—The one for recruiting Count Pulaski, & Coll Armand’s Corps to their full Complement of Infantry—The other for completeing the Arrangement of the Army, & settling the relative Rank of Officers under the Degree of Brigadier. I have the Honor to be, Sir, Your Excellency’s most Obedt & Hble Servt LS , DLC:GW...
I am directed to transmit to Your Excellency the enclosed Copies of two Letters—One from Major Genl Schuyler to Congress—the other from Mr James Deane to him —The State of Delaware has acceded to the Confederation. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s most Obedt & Hbl. Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. The enclosed copies of Maj. Gen. Philip...
I am this moment honored with Your Excellency’s Favor of the 19th Inst: It shall, with the Papers enclosed, be communicated to Congress this Morning, & their Orders on the Subject immediately transmitted to You. Your Excellency will find herewith enclosed Copies of two Acts of Congress, of the 20th Inst: One respecting Brigr General McIntosh, & the Proceedings of a Court-Martial held by his...
Congress consider Genl McDougall’s Application worthy of Attention, & the better to enable your Excellency to comply, if you think proper with his Request have ordered a thousand Dollars to be forwarded to You—The enclosed is a Copy of the Order for that purpose. I have the Honor to be With the greatest Respect & Esteem Your Excellys most Obedt & Hble Servt LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. GW had...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed with this Letter Copies of two Acts of Congress, one of the 18th Inst. establishing Regulations for the Department of Inspector General—The other of the 25th respecting the Defence of the Western Frontiers, with the Applications of Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania to Congress on that Subject. I have the Honor to be Sir With the greatest Respect &...
accept my thanks for your obliging Favor of the 23 Ult. and be pleased to add to the obligation by a Repitition of them. The arrival of a Reinforcement from Rhode Island at New York seems to indicate, either another Embarkation to the Southward, or offensive operations in your Quarter. but of military Matters I have too little Knowledge to hazard Conjectures, especially to Persons familiar...
Your Excellency’s Letters of the 24th & 26th Ulto with their several Inclosures have been received and communicated to Congress. A Copy of an Act of Congress of the 27th Feby is herewith enclosed, by which your Excellency will perceive that the Letter of Coll Wigglesworth is referred to the Delegates of Massachusetts Bay, & that General Glover is to be indulged with a furlough for such time as...
The opinion that greater advantage results from communicating important Events to the People, in an authentic manner, than by unauthorized Reports, is certainly just, tho often neglected. The Intelligence alluded to, is unfortunately of such a Nature, or rather so circumstanced, as to render Secrecy necessary. As Congress with the Consent of the Minister of France, have directed it to be...
I have the pleasure of acknowledging the Receipt of Your Excellency’s Favor of the 1st Inst., which, with the Paper enclosed in it, was immediately communicated to Congress. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s most Obedient And Humble Servant LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. GW acknowledged the receipt of this letter on 11 March. Jay is acknowledging GW’s second...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed three Acts of Congress of this day—One for accepting the Resignation of Brigadier Genl Warnum, another accepting the Resignation of Major Pawling of Colonel Malcolm’s Regiment, and the third authorizes your Excellency at your discretion to settle with the Enemy a Cartel for the Exchange of Prisoners. I have the Honor to be Sir Your Excellency’s...
I have the pleasure of acknowledging the Receipt of your Excellency’s Favor enclosing an Extract of a Letter from Major General Putnam. Herewith enclosed is a copy of an Act of Congress of the 5th Inst. for the Payment of certificates given to Inhabitants from whom Supplies have been irregularly obtained —Another of the 9th for recruiting the Army, & a third of the 10th Inst. for accepting...
Letter not found : from John Jay, 14 March 1779. GW wrote Jay on 20 March : “I am honored by yours of the 12th and 14th insts. with their inclosures.”
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed a copy of an Act of Congress of this day for the Releif of such of the Troops of the United States as are not included in the Quotas assessed on the different States. I have the Honor to be With the greatest Respect And Esteem your Excellency’s most Obedt Servant. LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. This letter apparently was carried to GW by Maj. Benjamin...
I have the Honor of transmitting to your Excellency herewith enclosed a copy of an Act of Congress of the 16th Inst., for enlisting a Corps of Waggoners —And am With the greatest Respect & Esteem—Your Excellency’s Most Obedt & Hble Servt. LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. GW replied to this letter on 24 March. Congress passed this act, the enclosed copy of which has not been identified, after...
I have the honor of transmitting to Your Excellency, herewith enclosed, Copies of three Acts of Congress, One of the 18th Inst. for exchanging Captain Greene, who was made Prisoner at the Cedars in Canada in 1776, with an Extract from a Letter of Major General Schuyler on that Subject. Another of the 18th Inst. declining to accept General Schuyler’s Resignation—and a third of the 16th Inst.,...
I have the Honor of acknowledging the Receipt of your Excellency’s favor of the 20th Inst., with the Memorial enclosed with it—On the 15th I had the Honor of transmitting to You by Major Talmage an Act of Congress of that day for the releif of such of the Troops of the United States as are not included in the Quotas assessed on the different States—This Act I hope has reached your Excellency &...
Inclosed is an Act of Congress of this day authorizing the Commissioners of Indian Affairs in the Northern Department to order Supplies of Provision to the Oneidas & the other friendly Indians whose Necessities may require it, & directing the Commissaries in that Department to obey such Orders. Altho’ this Act may not require your immediate Interposition, yet as every circumstance that may...