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I am continuing my march to Join Your Excellency Near Philadelphia with Genl Learneds Brigade, being about seven hundred & seventy Including officers, & a Company of Artilery, with 1 Brass four Pounder & 1. 5 Inch howitzier—Expect to Arrive at Carels Ferry, by the 20th Inst: where I purpose to Cross, & Continue my March to Head Quarters—Unless otherwise Ordered by your Excellency—For the want...
Having received information that the Enemy were landing at Chester I immediately dispatched an intelligent person to bring information, he is just returned and informs me there has not been any on shore & that there are not above three or four hundred on board. & those are a part of the Invalids left on Staten Island I am also informed by a Gentleman who viewed all the Transports as the came...
I am sorry to acquaint you of the disagreeable News of the evacuation of Fort Mifflin—I’ve just seen two persons from Philadelphia the news of the Fort being taken was bought by three Light Horsemen into the City at 12 oClock—the Enemies Lines are compleat from Delaware to Schuylkill—They were at a quarter of a pound of Beef allowance Man—great Betts were held of their quitting the City—an...
The hopes and appearance of a french War, along with some other reasons, have induc’d me to send my resignation to Congress. as soon as the tryal of General stephens is over, I hope your Excellency will permitt me to Depart the army, in order to return to france as soon as possible. I return thanks to your Excellency for the civilitys you have shew’d me while I had the honour of being under...
In Answer to your Favor of this date: It remains with Congress alone to accept your Resignation. This being the case, I cannot permit you to leave the Army, till you have obtained their consent. When that is done, I shall not object to your departure, since it is your inclination. I thank you much for your wishes for the liberty of America & the success of our Arms, and have only to add, that...
I Begg Leave to observe to your excellency that I am in actual service in france, that I have not a furlow of two years as the artillery officers and engineers have obtained, that a Longer stay in this country will much endanger my rank and my hopes of promotion in france. congress is not a stranger to my generous Way of acting with Mr Deane, and I am pretty sure will have no objection to my...
In consequence of Instructions from your Excellency, to Colo. Johnston & Broadhead, for the purpose of purchasing & gathering Cloathing, for the Use of our Army. I, with several other Gentlemen, by virtue of your instructions, to the above Gentlemen, were ordered to Act under them, and received Copies of the instructions, with powers from them to Act, and exert ourselves, as much as possible...
I am honored with yours of the 11th—I am sorry tha[t] any of Genl Dickinson’s plans should prevent him from taking the command at Red Bank, as I fear the presence of an Officer of Spirit is wanted among the Militia in that quarter. The Enemy made a vigorous attack upon Fort Mifflin yesterday, from their Ships and floating Batteries, but I do not yet certainly know the issue. I have the honor...
I desire you will immediately set all your people at work to making fascines. let them be about eight feet in length, about two feet in circumference, tight bound and composed of small wood. I am &c. Df , in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
I am sorey to be the mesenger of Bad news last night at Ten oClock our Breve Garreson at fort Mifflin set fier to the Barrecks and set off to Rid bank—this Intiligance I have by my express that Brought me the in Closed —I see my self that our Barricks are Burnt and the enemys ships Veglint and a sloop are leying a long side of the Island this moment I Recived your favour of this day and will...