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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...
General Green will give you so perfect an Idea of what he has seen here as to make any Remark unnecessary from any one else. I hope & beleive it is not yet too late to give the Forts some effectual Releif but every Moment is precious in The present advanced Season & after the Injury so heavy a Cannonade must have done them. As I know you are pleased with having the Sentiments of every Person...
Gen. Varnum will have inform’d your Excelly of the Evacuation of fort Mifflin. I am extremely Sorry for the Circumstance. Major Thayer defended it too bravely. My party taken (as your Excelly knows) from the picquet, think they have done their Tour of duty, & hope for your Excellys permission to join their respective Regiments, who (they Say) want their immediate Attention. the Officers have...
I imagine from yours of last Evening by Major Ballard that the Fort was totally evacuated last night. As Major Fleury is wounded, you may probably want an Engineer below. I have therefore sent Monsr L’Aumois the Bearer of this. He is recommended as a Gentleman of Abilities in his profession. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt P.S. It is not intended that Monsr L’Aumois should interfere with Capt....
Agreeable to what I wrote you last Evening, we were obliged to evacuate Fort Mifflin. Major Thayer returned from thence a little after two this Morning. Every Thing was got off, that possibly could be. The Cannon could not be removed without making too great a Sacrifice of Men, as the Empress of Russia, alias Vigilant , lay within one Hundred Yards of the Southwest part of the Works, & with...