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Having had the satisfaction to accord with you in the Sentiment of retiring from the busy Cares of public Life, to the tranquil Scenes of private Enjoyment, I anticipate with much pleasure the Reflections which such a State will enable us to make upon the happy issue of those anxious & perplexing vicissitudes through which, in the Course of an Eight Years unusual War, you & I have had the Lot...
I have the honor to transmit, the Resolve of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, acknowledging the receipt of your favour of June 1783—and testifying the high sense they entertain of your exalted merrits, and their obligations to you and your patriot Army (thrô the blessing of heaven) for the establishment of freedom, independence and peace. Permit me to address your Excellency,...
I duly received your letter relative to a speedy settlement with the Army, enclosing queries by the Pay Master General. I sent immediately a Copy of the queries to the Comttee of pay Table, with directions to answer the same as soon as possible. At the opening of the present session of the General Assembly, the Same was laid before them—Measures are taken to procure every necessary document...
Lt Colo. Canfield’s Regiment at Stamford was raised to serve untill first of April next, he hath lately been instructed to remove and form our lines near Byram river. I am desired by our Assembly to apply to your Excellency, and request some of your Troops to be sent down to supply the place of that regiment at the expiration of its time, in part at least. I have mentioned the matter to your...
This will be delivered by Capt. William Redfield he hath a Son with one Levi North, prisoners on board the British Ship, the Bedford, Wishes your Excelly’s permission to go with a Flag into New York by the way of Dobbs’s Ferry—He brings with him some British prisoners for the purpose of an Exchange for them; and One Brainerd Leiut. of the Brig. Samson. Capt. Redfield is a gentleman on whom we...
The Friends and relatives of the Naval prisoners now in New–York are extreamly solicitous to afford them relief, by sending them Money; or effecting their Exchange—There are more than One hundred British Prisoners in the Prisonship at New London, among them are four or five Commanders—I understood by Mr Aaron Olmstead that the Commissary General of Prisoners was going into New–York to...
This Letter will be presented to your Excellency by Captn John Barry commander of the Alliance Frigate—He has represented to me the immediate necessity of manning his Ship for a service upon which He is orderd—& I should have been happy to have had it in my power to serve him effectually. As it is not, He proceeds to your Excellency, & I have no doubt, that, when He opens to you the nature of...
This will be handed to you by Colo. Stevens, and Serves to recomend him and his case to your Excellency’s favourable Notice—As no Flags are granted here, refer him to Your determination—I am with every sentiment of Esteem and Regard Your Excellency’s Most Obedient hble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington. as Colo. Samel Wells of Brattleboro and Colo. Samuel Stevens of Charlstown are...
This will be delivered by Mr Aaron Olmstead—who came to sollicite for Prisoners on board the Prison ship at New York—he is anxious for a Brother who is among them—they are treated with great Cruelty—We have a Number of Prisoners—the Enemy refuse to exchange—I wish some Mode for the relief of the poor sufferers—and do recomend Mr Olmstead to your kind notice and direction. I am with great...
I do myself the Honour to inclose your Excellency Copies of a Letter I lately receivd from Mr Deane and of the answer which I have written—I have submitted them, thro’ the Secretary of foreign affairs, to the inspection of Congress; & hope my answer will meet their and your approbation, as it has done that of the general Assembly of the State unanimously: At a time when the Enemy are...
I have the honor to Enclose a Resolve of the Governor and councill of Safety of this State Requesting from your Excellency a Guard, to Serve at New gate prison, at Symsberry, the reasons for this are the Difficulty attending the militia rotation guards. The benefit that Prison is to the United States, The Safety, Security, and Terror it gives the prisoners comitted to it. I heartily wish your...
I have the Honor to inclose your Excellency a Copy of my Letter of this date to the President of Congress, requesting the attention of that honorable Body to the unhappy situation of our Countrymen Prisoners in Great Britain, and proposing an Effort to obtain their Exchange. That Humanity which has hitherto deterr’d us from retaliating upon our Enemies their own barbarous treatment of...
I have been honored with your Excellencys two favors of the 22d & 28th of Janry—and immediately laid them before the Legislature of the State which was then in Session—and I have the pleasure to inform you that they were received with that Respect and Consideration which have ever attended your Communications. The inclosed Act directing the filling up and compleating this States Quota of the...
The very interesting and important news of the surrender of Genl Lord Cornwallis with the British Army, Shipping &c. &c. under his command, reached me on the 26th ulto by a vessel from the Chesapeak to Rhode Island—and the full confirmation a few days since by a letter from my son. My warmest and most sincere congratulations await Your Excellency on an event so honorable and glorious to...
Your Letter of the 22nd ult. arrived on the 5th instant, whereupon my Council being convened amidst various Accounts of the Movements and Designs of the Enemy, in New Yorke & some Apprehensions of their hostile Attack upon, or Invasion of this State, every Exertion was made & making for its Defence by ordering the Militia to be reviewed and Detachments to be sent to the Sea Coasts and valuable...
Your Excellency’s letter of the third instant is received—We have exerted ourselves to obtain money for the Connecticut line of the Army, and have had success so far as to put up thirty five hundred pounds lawfull money in silver and Gold, ready to be conveyd to the Army for pay and Wages of our line; it will be at Danbury by the fifteenth instant—wish for directions relative to bringing it...
After setting the Officers in all parts of the State, diligently to collect and march the Men for the Continental Army, the two State regiments, and the 800 three months men for West point, And the Commissaries to drive Beef Cattle for the army, especially what was necessary eastward—Yesterday at evening I came hither to attend on matters in this place—more especially to call on the Collectors...
Since my last to Your Excellency, I have received a letter from General Parsons dated 10th instant, filled with severe remarks and reflections on our legislature—copy thereof, with my answers, is enclosed. I wish to do the things that make for peace with both officers and men of the Connecticut line of the army, consisting of our own people raised for defending and securing the rights &...
I am honoured with your Excellency’s letter of 25th June last—with a copy of one addressed to you from General Parsons enclosed. Your feelings of distress, excite a sympathy in my breast, a readiness to do all in my power to remove the occasion—That the Committee from the Connecticut line of the Army did not accomplish a full settlement, was to me a matter of sorrow, and fear for its...
I have before me Your Excellencys Letter of the 1st Instant—Enclosed is the result of a meeting of Commissioners at Providence the 26th June—For the month of July it was thought best for every State to get forward their whole quota of fresh beef as fast as possible. For this State Colo. Champion was first furnished with £500—and now with near £800 more in hard Cash—with which to purchase—and...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellencys favor of the 15th Instant per express. In compliance with its acquisitions have ordered Eight hundred men forthwith to be raised by peremptory detachment, with proper officers, and to March to West Point immediately. It was out of my power to order them from the contiguous Counties as proposed. The detatchment is in equal proportions from...
I have the Honor of your Letter of the 7th instant respecting Camp Equipage for the se of the Troops of this State—I am very sensible of the Importance of this Requisition & shall attend to it with particular Consideration—Our Genl Assembly will meet soon—when your Letter with One from the Q.M. Genl shall be laid before them—& hope Measures will be by then taken to make necessary Preparations...
I am hon’d with your Excellencys Favr of 21st instant—The Recruits from this State will be forwarded as fast as Circumstances will permitt—Cloathng is difficult to obtain—I hope however—they will come on in such Manner as to be able to perform their Duty—The Imposition you mention in sendg on Recruits, who are insufficient for the Duties of a Soldier, is too shamefull not to be attended to—I...
I have the Honor ⅌ the Duke Lauzun to acknowlege the Receipt of your Favr of 29th Ulto —& most sincerely congratulate you on the happy Recovery of the Jersey Troops. I have to desire your Excellency will be so good as to Order the Invalids of the Line of Connecticut to be sent to this State to be employed in Service at N. London & at Simsbury —where they may be of Use to the Public & serve in...
With much Anxiety I give you an Answer to your late Letters respectg the Supply of the Army. Colo. Champion has been with me on the Subject—he will do every in his Power, with the Means wherewith he is furnished—Cattle are plenty—Money is wantg—Colo. Champion will send on this Week not less than fifty Haed & not more than One Hundred—he is furnished with means to procure a further Supply—I...
In my letter of the 13th instant was enclosed a Resolution of Congress respecting the garrison at Wyoming. Colo. Denison belonging to that place returning from hence will deliver this—he is a gentlemen of established good character and fully acquainted with the circumstances of that part of the Country. I therefore thought it proper, as he is passing near your Head quarters—to desire him to...
I have the Honor to acknowlege the Receipt of your Excellency’s Favor of the 20th of Decemr inclosing the Return of the Connecticut Line of Soldiers engaged to serve during the War—I have also received that ⅌ Genl Knox—& with extream Regret I observed its Subject—The Consideration of the last Letter will be taken up with much Attention—& I hope Measures will be adopted, to give full...
James Wilson a soldier of this State, on duty at Horseneck, was placed a Sentinel over Nathan Frink a notorious traitor to the States, who had been taken in arms against the same. Frink found means to bribe Wilson to suffer his escape—and both went off together—After this Wilson was taken from the enemy—tried by a Court martial and sentenced to suffer death—While this sentence was sent to me...
Would acquaint your Excellency, we have just receivd Intelligence from New York, by three different ways & in such a manner, that we have great Reason to think the Enemy are meditating a Blow against this State—The traitorous Arnold, it is say’d, is prepareing to come out with three or four british Regiments in order to penetrate into the Country, and it is very probable it will be by the way...
Persuant to a resolve of the Assembly of this State herewith inclosed, I have to request of your Excellency that Colo. Sheldons Regiment of Dragoons sent into this State, to be quartered at Colchester, may be removed and cantoned out in the Counties of Hampshire or Berkshire in the State of Massachusetts. The French Horse had previously taken quarters at Colchester and other Towns adjacent,...