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I have reconsider’d the several Questions your Excellency propos’d last evening, and am of Opinion that we ought by no means to risque a General Action—I don’t think it would be proper to move this Army, or any part of it, from this strong ground untill the Route of the Enemy is certainly ascertain’d. I have not the most distant Idea of having it in our power to annoy the Enemy on their March...
I this moment Recd a letter from Capt. Leavenworth with Some intellegince which You Have in Closd. the Deserters that wear taken Going to their Regiments I had Tryed Yesterday & the Court are of oppinon that they Receive one Hundred Lashes each. I orderd it should be put in execution Immediatly. upon which a Number of offi cers Politely petitiond me to pardon them assuring me that they wear...
Inclosed is the intelligence I this moment received from Colls Butler & Parker. I am your Excellencys Obedient Servt Sprague transcript , DLC:GW . Scott wrote and signed a note on the cover of the letter: “pass the Bearer to Head Quarters” (MB). The enclosure, a letter to Scott from colonels Richard Butler and Richard Parker, dated “New Rochelle [N.Y.] ½ past 10 OClock,” reads: “We find the...
I recd Your favor of Yesterdays date Late last night—I can hardly Suppose that the Fleet could possably have Saild without our Hearing of it. however every thing possable Shall Be immediatly don in order to know with Certainty whether that is the Case, particular attention Shall also be paid Respecting the disease. Capt. Leavenworth who was expected on Sunday last, is not Yet Come. I am afraid...
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 Yesterdays date, and will do every thing in my Power to comply with the Contents. Respecting the intelligence from Majr Gray, I expect Capt. Leavenworth every Hour who I make no doubt will bring some Certain Accounts From York, which shall be forwarded without Delay. Colo. Parker who has been on the Enemys lines for three days past is Just Returnd and informs...
Your Excellencys favour of Yesterdays date came to hand last night. previous to which I had in Some Measure Lost confidence in Capt. Leavenworth being fearfull he had turnd his thaughts more to his own intrest than the publick good[.] Immedeatly upon my having Some Reason to Suspect Such a thing I lost no time in Procuring Other persons for that Service—three of whom Set out Yesterday upon...
I this moment recd Intelligence By two Gentlemen from Colo. Gist, that there Are a large partee of the enemy, out on the Albany road about a mile below Phillaps’s Hous and advancing they also inform that a Partee was Seen Going towards Volintins Hill Every Possable Care Shall be taken to git Their Design and be immediatly Transmited. I am Your Excellencys Obt Servant p.s. Majr Lee was at...
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 ).
Letter not found: from Brig. Gen. Charles Scott, 16 Nov. 1779 . GW wrote Scott on 14 Dec. acknowledging “yours of the 16th ulto.”
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,...
As a Considerable Number of the Carolina Mens times of Inlistment is now expierd and others that will Shortly be so, I have thaught it proper to Send the whole of them up to Camp, in order to be Replaced by others whos inlistments are of a longer Duration—this matter brings to my memory a conversation between my self and some of Colo. Blands Regt Whos times also expier the first of December....
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 have inteligence from York by good Authority that Seven of the Cork fleet is arived—Which Braught 600 Marins, that they war imbarking Heavy Cannon Yesterday and other Stors, 4 or 5 Brigads imbarked two days ago part of which Was from long Island, those from York Saild Out at the Hook the others eastward, all the remainder Of the fleat was taking in Stors, it is the Genl oppinion of the...
I recd Your Excellencys letter of Yesterday. I well remember the proposition made. I then thaught there was a probability of Success in Such an attempt, but after Your Excellency returnd from Reconoitring the Enemy’s Lines and hearing Your oppinion with regard To their Strength, I lost every Idea of a Winters Campaign. I must confess I never Promised my self any Certainty of Success In it. But...
I recd Your Excellencys favour of Yesterday Late last evening. as I hourly expected some intilegence from the lines I deferd answering it until This Morning. I had previous to the rect of Your Letter been indeavouring to learn whither the forrage Was Stored in York or kept on board their Ships, but Have not been able to know as Yet. we had a person Out of their Camp Yesterday, who knows no...
My last messenger to Colo. Gist is just Returnd, and Brings the inclosd note from Majr Tallmadge. I believe the enemy murst be Gon in and what Can keep Gist I cant conseive. I have order’d my Corps to halt Short of Chatterton hill unt[i]ll Gist arr[i]ves. I have Thrown Majr Lee with his Corps on the East Side of the Brunx with orders to Patroll To New Rotchel and East Chester Indeed I have...
I recd Yours of this date, and observe Your Excellencys wish Respecting three facts as for the embarkation of the troops it is doubtless True, and that they did fall down with the tide Towards the Hook the same Night is also true. But their Destination I am as Yet a Stranger to and also of their Number. I have not been able to Learn any thing farther of the Cavelry than a confirmation of their...
I am this moment informd by a hors man from Majr Taylor that the enemy Are on Volentens hill with a large body of Both hors and foot. they ware halted and under arms if they move I have given Orders to the Parties to Skirmish with them To my Camp. my Bagage is just geting under way with orders to halt at Chatterton hill Untill Farther orders. if they should Continue To advance I shall make the...
Letter not found: from Brig. Gen. Charles Scott, 30 June 1777. GW’s letter to John Hancock of 1 July 1777 says that after the British army’s evacuation of Perth Amboy, N.J., on the previous day, Scott entered the town and then “withdrew his Brigade & halted about Four Miles from thence. . . . He wrote me, he should return this Morning.”
I am informd by Capt. Virmiller a Very good Man who has been in New York in Quest of his Stock lately Taken by the enemy, that a considerable number of the Hessions have imbarked Since their Return from their Late position about Volentines Hill. and that they wear then whilest he was there imbarking Men, & Stors of all Sorts Such as hay large trunk and a Variety of things. he Says that he was...
I this moment recd a Second letter from Capt. Leavensworth giving a more particular Acct From the persons who made their Escape from The Enemy. tho it amounts to but little more Than that, I sent Yesterday, I thought it my duty to Send it. the inclosd is his letter. Colo. Butler with three Hundred men and Majr Lee with his Corps has been very Near the enemys lines for two days past, I heard...
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...
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....
I sent You a Message By Capt. Anderson from Volentines hill informing Your Excellency of the Fleat in the sound I dispatched Colos. Butler & parker from That place for Intelligence, they are Just Returnd from the Waters edg opposit them and inform me that there are about 70 Sail Chiefly Transports the Bulk of which Lyes about the west end of City Island, A considerable part of those vessils...
I recd a letter from Capt. Leavenworth last Night. he confirms the account of the imbarkation of the troops with this Difference he mentions Only five Brigads other Accts Say Seven. I am informd by a Deserter a Horsman from Simcoes Corps, who seems a Very intilligent fellow that one Brigade Marched the day before Yesterday From Near Fort Washington, and he Saw a large Number of men going of[f]...
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 &...
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 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...
I have this moment got som intelligince worth Your Excellencys Attention, which I have inclosd You Seperately. as You may think of many things To ask the Spie I have provided him a horse and Shall forward him to head Quarters as fast as Possable. I have advanced to him twenty one dollars To Carry him to his Regiment which I hope Your Excy Will approves—You will also find inclosd a letter of...