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Letter not found: from Charles Scott, 4 Dec. 1790. In a report to GW, dated 5 Jan. 1791 , Henry Knox wrote that “The Secretary of War, to whom the President of the United States was pleased to refer the address of the representatives of the Counties of Kentucky, and the other counties of Virginia bordering upon and contiguous to the Ohio, as transmitted by General Charles Scott⟨,⟩ in his...
Your Excellencys favor of the 7th Instant to Genl Muhlenberg Respecting the Removal of the troops from this to Winchester I had the Honor to receive this day. The moment the Weather Clears up (which is now very Rainey) I will put in Motion all that are able to march Save only a Guard for the Stors that will Be left—Genl Muhlenbergs indisposition Obligd him to leave this for the recovery of his...
I with much pleasure inform Your Excellency that I have Received a Cirtificate of my Exchange for Brigadr General Lord Rawdon, as this officer was a prisoner to the french & my not Receiving information through what Channel the Exchange took place I thought it my Duty to give Your Excellency the Earliest notice of it, & Shall Hold myself in Readiness to receive Your Excellencys Orders. I have...
Letter not found: from Brig. Gen. Charles Scott, 16 Nov. 1779 . GW wrote Scott on 14 Dec. acknowledging “yours of the 16th ulto.”
Letter not found : from Charles Scott, 28 Sept. 1779. On 19 Oct., GW wrote Scott: “It gave me pleasure to hear by yours of the 28th ulto that 400 Men were equipped and nearly ready to march to the Southward.”
Letter not found : from Brig. Gen. Charles Scott, 26 July 1779. GW wrote Scott on 17 Aug.: “I have been favd with yours of the 20th & 26th ulto” ( DLC:GW ).
I this moment Recd Your Excellencys favour of the 28th June by post. I cannot but be unhappy that Your letter reached me hear, when I am Shure You had reason to expect that I was at least on my march to Join the Southern Armey. I am more un[h]appy that I can’t with any Degree of Certainty Say when I shall be able to move a Nother detacht Intierly owing to the want of Clothing which I have no...
Letter not found : from Brig. Gen. Charles Scott, 29 June 1779. GW wrote Scott on 27 July: “I have duly received your favour of the 29th.”
Letter not found : from Brig. Gen. Charles Scott, 20 June 1779. GW wrote Scott on 8 July: “I have received your letter of the 20th of June.”
I am Just from Petersburg where We have Colected about thirteen Hundred men Old soldiers included. we wait the arival of the Arms &c. which is hourly expected, when they Come to hand one Battallion will be instantly Put in motion. the remainder of the troops I am Fearfull will be detaind Some time for want of their Clothing Such as Shirts Shoes & Stockings all of which we are very short of. I...
I recd Your Excellencys favour of the 12th may, Rispecting the old Soldiers on furlough Being incorporated with the New Leavees. I make no doubt my letter giving an acct of the enemy being in this State had not reached Your Excy when the Express Came off wherin I mention my ordering down all the New leavees to this place, however I have the pleasure to Inform You that we have no farther...
Your Excys favour of the 5th Instant Respecting the recruits marching to the Southward came to hand this day. Be assurd Sir that every attention that the nature of the Case will admit of, shall be paid, to Your instructions. but the arival of the enemy have so Totally deranged our affars with respect to Clothing the troops and indeed every other thing that it Will be impossable to say with any...
Letter not found : from Charles Scott, 15 May 1779. GW wrote to Scott on 29 May : “I have duly received your favour of the 15th Inst. dated at Williamsburg.”
I have the unhappiness to inform You that the enemy have at last called on this State and found it almost totally unprepard to receive them, immediatly on their arival the fort at portsmouth was Evacuated with the loss of all the Military Stors there, there are now at Suffolk Smithfield &c. Vast Quantitys of public stors much exposd, this togather with the earnest Request of the Assembly which...
After finding the Recruits did not meet at Alexandria agreable to my orders, I returnd to this post where I found about four hundred new Recruits and two hundred of the Reinlisted men on furlough. I have with Some difficulty Clothed three hundred of the recruits who togather with one Hundred of the reinlisted men marches for Camp this day, the men are now begining to colect preety fast but I...
Immediatly on the Rect of Your Excellys Instructions I repard to Williamsburg for the Govr⟨s⟩ Further instructions, which was nothing more than that the Cloths should be ready at any place that I chose to appoint by the 20th of this instant, upon which I orderd through the publick prints and Several Exp[r]esses, that the Men Should be Randezvousd at this place the 20th and those on the South...
I received Your Excellencys Instructions Respecting the recrutes this day, and shall Set out Tomorrow morning for Williamsburg in order to receive The Govrs farther Instructions, I cannot but Observe to You That I am fearfull it will not be in my power to git them to Camp So soon as Your Excy Expects, Owing to the inattention respecting the Clothing without Which (by an Act of our Assembly)...
I mentiond in my letter of Yesterday the Enemy being out as fare as Claps Tavern—when they found themselves disappointed in Attempting to Surprize the Hors Guard they immedeatly returnd on their way back they fell in with Colo. Thomas of the Militia and a Small party with him they killed a Subbalton and two or three privats and Took the Colo. Prisoner with Several others, the Particulars I...
The Comasary of Genl Borgoins army Is now at my Quarters on his way to Boston. I have detaind him untill Your Excellencys Pleasure is known, and have Forwarded the letters he b[e]ars by express. The Weather has been so bad that I hant been able to git any intellegence for Several days, the enemy are out this morning about two miles above Claps Tavern, with about 200 Horse. I cant Yet Learn...
I this moment Recd a letter from Capt. Leavenworth who is from long Island this Morning. he informs me that Sir William Easkin with 350 horse and 300 Infantry is at Jeric[h]o on long Island, he has Turnd the Inhabitance out of dors to Barrack his troops, and is throwing up Works round Doctr Townsends Hous where he him Self Quarters, he tells the people that he is to winter there, but the...
Your Excellencys letter of Yesterdays date Came to hand Last evening. the letter which I sent You by Cornet Wills was from Sir John Bolton the person whom Majr Talmadge Recommended To Your Excellency Some time ago. there will be no Dainger of his being discoverd. I do not know his Propper name my self, for Nither of those are. Inclosd Your Excellency will receive Some intelligence from Capt....
The inclosd letter is from the Gentleman that I place so much Confidence in. Your Excellency will See how Desirous he is to have it Destroyd. But as I could not so well Convey the Intellegence without Sending the letter I have (in order that it Should go Safe) Sent it by an officer. I am informd by Lt Brewster that Genl Clinton has this day orderd the Boats men that was with him to Join their...
Your Excellencys favour of Yesterdays date Came to hand with Sundre letters late last night. the letters for New York I forwarded by a flag Early this morning and Sent Some of the Manifestos to be left about the lines and one to be carlesly Shown to the officer who receives the flag. I have not been able to git any intelligence these tow days owing to the High Winds preventing our passing the...
Inclos’d Your Excellency will Receive an Account from Timothy Downing who Seems to be a very Intelligent person. You have it in his own hand writing also an Account from Capt. Walls who Came to my Quarters Last evening. I have an imperfect Acct from Colo. Gist that all the Sick wear embarked Last Thirsday. but as I cant learn it from any other Quarter I must Suppose the Colo. has been...
Your Excellencys favour of the 31st October Came to hand the Same evening. I observe Your Surprize, that no intillegence can be had with any Degree of Certainty. Respecting the Magazines of Forrage and wood. I assure You Sir it has been my Constant instructions to every person in my imploy, to make particular inqurery into these Matters and have been astonished that so Semple a thing could not...
I have recent intelligence by deserters (who are Numerous) that all the New Corps are under marching Orders for Long Island, but we know that they had not left the Bridge or fort Independance the 29th in the evening. they are taking of[f] the Roofs from the out houses on York Island to Cover Stables at Kings bridg but have not carryed them away Yet. I am informd by good authority that two...
I this moment recd a letter from Majr Lee who has been on the Lines for several days in order To make what Discoverys he Could. his letter Your Excellency has Inclosd togather with two Nuse papers. I have Accounts from long Island Last evening. that very Nearly agree with that of majr Lees. but as it was not through the proper Channil from whence I expected it I did not give Credit to it,...
Your Excellencys favour of the 27th came to hand the Same evening. it did not Surprise me atall to Hear that the troops that had imbarked (except the involeeds[)] Wear Still in the Bay. as I had never heard with certainty that they had saild, untill Your Excellency informd Me by letter of the 22d Inst. when I supposd they might Have droped down in the Night without my Observers Knoledg. but my...
Your Excellencys favour of Yesterdays date Came to Hand Last evening. I observe Your instructions and attention shall be paid to every Particular. we have a good many deserters from Simcoes Corps But as they are prevented from going on York Island they Can know but little about what is doing there. they inform me that there are no troops encamped on this side of Kings Bridg but Simcoes &...
Inclosd Your Excellency will receive Some Intelligence from Long Island by Lieut. Pine of Colo. Grayhams Regiment, who has been on the Island To fix a Train for Intelligence. also an Acct from A Deserter whom Seems to be a Very intelligent person these Accounts came to me last night, but as I hourly Expected Some more particular Accounts from York Other ways, I have Delay’d Sending them off...