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The Campaign being near a Close, the Cantoning of the Troops for the Winter is probably under Your Excellency’s Consideration. In the Choice of a Position I doubt not due Regard will be paid to the Practicability of obtaining Supplies of Provisions & Forage; But as the Means of furnishing these Capital Articles fall much within my Department, and I am apprehensive of some Difficulties which...
I have been favoured with your Letter of the 21st Instant. I have not received General Du Portails plan of the works necessary for the defence of Boston and therefore, cannot determine the propriety of it. My wish is, that such works as are essential to its safety—and only such—may be erected. With respect to Captain McFall, as I know nothing of him—I can say nothing. He may be sincere in his...
Your Letter of the 5th of Septr came to my hands a Post or two ago. I thank you for your offer to look after the Plantation I held in King William, but having rented it to Mr Custis I have no longer occasion for the Superintendance of a Manager; there, or else where, in the lower parts of Virginia; and have to request, that all the Money you now possess, or may hereafter receive of mine before...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Johann Kalb, 27 Oct. 1778. Robert Hanson Harrison wrote Kalb on 28 Oct.: “His Excellency [GW] being called from Head quarters this morning—I have the honor to acknowledge his receipt of your favor of yesterday” ( DLC:GW ).
Capt. Morrison of the first New Jersey Regt will be the bearer of this to Your Excellency. I send him to receive Your Orders on the Cloathier General for the Cloathing belonging to the New Jersey Brigade. It is useless for me to mention the difficul[t]ies that the men labour under for want of them, as they have had nothing this summer only a few light things in the Spring. There will be...
I have desired General Gates to draw upon you for cloathing for the three brigades with him, so far as they may be now deficient. This only extends to uniforms as I suppose there is a sufficiency of these remaining at Springfie[l]d and take it for granted all other kind of cloathing is already on its way I would not choose to have any thing whatsoever stopped on the road; which would only...
The Board have been honoured with yours of the 18th inst. & will be much obliged to your Excellency to give Orders for an exact Account being taken by the issuing Clothier of the Blanketts that we may know from the Marks & Numbers of the Packages in what Invoice those so very small are contained & endeavour to trace the Imposition. Enclosed you have for Information Copy of the Board’s Order to...
I am favor’d with yours of yesterday. We have been much deceived as to the fleet that sailed from the Hook the 20th inst. I have certain intelligence that there were no other Troops on board that fleet than the invalids bound for Europe. The transports, that actually have the troops that have been embarked, remained in the Bay of New York the 23d: It is possible that the British Guards, who...
Upon Discour[s]ing with Governor Clinton I found that no provision was made for Victualing my Regt further than this place and that A Commissary of Purchases and Issues was Necessary I have therefore writ to the Commissary General to Appoint one to Furnish the Regiment with provisions which Step I hope may meet your Excellency’s approbation. I have Received by my Quarter Master Some part of...
As General Clinton is absent, I have taken the Liberty to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellencies Letter of the 25 Instant & also to inform you that the Brigade Still lye at the Continental Village except Colo: Cortlandts Regt which marched last Monday & I am informed are now Incamped at or near Wappins Creek—the Colonel will be made acquainted this day with directions for him to halt....
I have recd yours of this date, and was a few days ago favd with a letter from Genl Clinton inclosing a Brigade Court Martial upon Jno. Yeomans of your Regt by the sentence of which he is capitally convicted. The Judgment of the Court appears very proper and the Offender from his Crimes suitable to make an example of; but as I have been under the necessity of inflicting the punishment of death...
[Be it enacted by the general Assembly] That instead of the Days heretofore set apart for the Trial of Criminal Causes in the General Court held in the months of March and October the said Court shall at the Commencement of the said Terms enter upon the Trial thereof as null those for capitol offences as others setting apart the four first Days, for that Purpose, but the Judges may direct the...
While we officially communicate to you the inclosed Resolve the Foundation of which you cannot remain a Stranger to, we must intreat you to be assiduous in sending, to those Commissioners who have left France and gone to the Courts for which they were respectively appointed, all the American Intelligence which you have greater Opportunity than they to receive from hence, particularly to Mr....
Headquarters near Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 28, 1778 . Certificate of color of cloth drawn for uniforms for the various regiments by Hamilton and seven other aides to Washington. Lottery held to prevent soldiers of various regiments from complaining about color or quality of uniforms. DS , George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 28, 1778 . Orders that all clothing be forwarded to Headquarters. Df , in writings of Tench Tilghman, George Washington, and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
ALS : American Philosophical Society; two copies: National Archives As the Marquis De la Fayette will deliver this, we refer you to his Conversation in addition to the Gazettes for an Account of the Movements of the Enemy. He will doubtless gain some further Knowledge of them before he leaves Boston than what we are now possessed of. We shall speedily have Opportunities of forwarding...
ALS : American Philosophical Society <Frankfurt am Main, October 28, 1778, in Latin: I am asking my good friend Mr. Bethmann, who is leaving for France, to bring you this letter. It expresses my admiration for you as founder of the fatherland, doctor of the human race on the matter of bodies’ electrical energy and illustrious member of the Republic of letters; most of all it tries to convey my...
32388General Orders, 28 October 1778 (Washington Papers)
Lieutenant Job Vernon and Lieutt Andrew Little of the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment are appointed, the first Pay-Master and the second Quarter Master to the same from the 1st instant. A General Court-Martial of the Line to sit at or near Robinson’s House as soon as may be for the trial of Major Painter on an Appeal from a late Garrison Court-Martial held at West-Point—A Field Officer from the...
Letter not found: from Lt. Col. William Butler, 28 Oct. 1778. GW wrote Butler on 12 Nov. : “your letter of the 28th Ulto was duly communicated by Doctor Jones.”
I am just now honour’d with the receipt of Your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterday’s date. The Orders respecting the Cloathing of these three Brigades, shall, as far as in my power, be complied with; I have this morning written to Major Measam, and inclosed Your Excellency’s Letter to him, upon that Subject. A great Quantity of Flour has passed through this Town, this Summer, in it’s way to...
Inclosd is General Schuylers Letter, which I have read. The utility of the plan which he recommends being altogether dependant upon the Canada expedition; and that being rather in contemplation than agreed upon, I think it will be necessary before I give any orders upon the matter to receive your Excellencys instructions upon that head. Your Excellency expressed a desire to have all the...
This day I was honor’d with yours of the 24 Instant. shall observe it’s injunctions in transmitting immediate intelligence to your Excellency, and to Major General Gates, should the Enemy appear in this quarter, and shall endeavor to ascertain, should a Fleet appear in the Bay, whether they have Troops with them. The People here are quite Secure, and but very few will believe that it is in the...
General Nix[on] has applied to me, to signify my approbation of his applyg to your excellency for leave to Vissit his numerous Family, and to provide for them before the winter Setts in. As I know he has a very numerous Family, and the Colonels of his regiments are Careful men, I have no objection to his having Such leave. But as your excellency is better informed of what Service is in...
The cold season advances so rapidly—and the necessities of the troops are so distressingly great, that it is of infinite importance to the service to have the cloathing of every kind brought to camp and distributed as speedily as possible. It begins to be high time to enter into Winter quarters; and we shall be obliged to adopt the same expedient and submit to the same inconveniences with...
Part of the Cloathing has already arrived from Springfeild and I imagine a sufficiency for the Troops in this quarter will be here in a day or two. I therefore desire you will immediately send up proper Officers from each of the Virginia Regiments and from the Delaware Regt to draw their proportions. The Officers are to call at Head Quarters where they will receive orders upon the Deputy...
The Circumstances of my Family Is Such—as requires my imediat attention, which Leys me under the Disagreable Necessaty of Soliciting a furlough for a reasonable Time. It is with Grate reluctance I Trouble your Excellency at this time, and was not the Situation of my numerous Family Very Singuler, I should not have Done it. Colo. Graton—who is an able Good officer would Command the Brig[a]de in...
Your Letter of the 14th Instant was handed me last Evening. After sending my resignation to your Excellency, I waited some Days at Fredericksburg; an Answer, and unluckily your Note, requesting my Attendance at Head-Quarters, did not arrive ’till a few Hours after I had sett off for this Place, and which I did not receive till last Week —But General Knox, or Colonel Lamb, might have fully...
Your Excellency has been informed that my Brigade, have had a larger & better supply of cloathing, than any of the other Massachusetts Brigades —The Regiments in my Brigade, have not had more cloaths than the Others. Last spring they had a supply of cloathing, at the same time with the other Brigades, which is the only time they have had any, since they have been in service, all the Westcoats...
Letter not found: from Richard Peters, 28 Oct. 1778. GW wrote Peters on 11 Nov. : “I have been honored with yours of the 19th 27th 28th and 29th Ulto.”
Capt. Marbury Quarter Master of the first Maryland Brigade waits on you to obtain an order for Clothing and Blankets for my Brigade agreeable to the Inclosed returns, which the troops are in extreme want off particularly Blanketts, the want of which has already Subjected many of our Men to sickness, and from the Approaching cold weather cannot Longer be dispensed with, part of the first, and...
As the Season approaches when the Army will be drawing into winter Quarters, beg Leave to suggest to your Excellency whether it will not be convenient, beneficial and consistant with the general Good of the Service that the Troops from this State or one Brigade of them, should be cantoon’d out somewhere near the Sea Coasts upon the Southeastern and western Frontiers of this State where they...
Give me leave to present you my Most Sincear and respectful thanks of having been so kind as to Recommend me to Mr. Smith. As we expect of going off every Moment, it has not been in my power to go to town to wait upon him myself and give him the letters. But I have taken the liberty of writing to him joining your letter to mine, Desiring him to send to Portsmouth those I intend to send in...
Upon maturely considering the Letter and declaration which we have had the honor of receiving from you, we are of opinion that there are some propositions relative to that proposed treaty business which can only be properly discuss’d in a personal interview. We therefore wish that you, or a person authorizd by you, woud meet one of us at Aix la Chapelle, or any other place which you may judge...
We have the Honour to inform your Excellency that we are ready to execute and exchange the Declarations, concerning the Omission of the eleventh and twelfth Articles of the Treaty of Commerce, and to request your Excellency to appoint a Day to wait on your Excellency for that Purpose. We have the Honour to be with the most respectful Consideration Your Excellency’s most obedient and most...
J’ai trouvé si important pour le bien commun des deux nations le Sentiment où vous vous êtes montré devant moi chez M. Izard, tou­ chant le Secours qu’il conviendroit d’envoyer actuellement à M. le Cte. d’Estaing que j’ai cru ne pouvoir me dispenser d’en hazarder l’insinuation à nos Ministres. Pour ne point vous compromettre a cause de votre caractere de Député du Congrez, et n’en ayant point...
The opinion you expressed to me at Mr. Izard’s, concerning the assistance that could conveniently be sent to Count d’Estaing at present, seemed to me so important for the common good of our two nations that I took it upon myself to place it before our Ministers. In order not to compromise you, because of your position as a commissioner from the congress, and since I did not have your...
I am exceedingly happy to hear of your safe arrival, and I hope agreeable accommodation at Paris. At first, I doubt not, the splendid gaity of a magnificent Court, accorded not so well with the temperate manners of a sober Republican. But use reconciles most things. It may soon happen that you be desired to visit Holland, where I believe they yet retain much of that simplicity of manners which...
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 29, 1778 . States that Congress has ordered Gates to Boston to assume command there. Advises recall of militia at Boston. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Fredericksburg, New York ] October 29, 1778 . Has forwarded to Congress Heath’s requisition for flour. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 29, 1778 . Reports that British troops that embarked did not sail. Encloses copy of a congressional resolve. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
AL (draft): National Archives <Passy, October 29, 1778: Some of your propositions can only be discussed in a personal interview. We wish you or someone authorized by you might meet one of us at Aix-la-Chapelle or any other place you may judge more convenient. We also leave to you the selection of fictitious names to be used when meeting.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VII . In Arthur...
LS : Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères; AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives <Passy, October 29, 1778: We are ready to execute and exchange the declarations concerning the omission of the 11th and 12th articles of the treaty of commerce, and ask you to appoint a day for us to wait on you.> Published in Taylor, Adams Papers , VII . In the hand...
AL : American Philosophical Society Le Mis. de Courtanvaux fait mille Complimens à Monsieur Franklin, comme il a oublié de Lui dire hier que s’il avoit quelques compatriotes avec Luy, il seroit bien Le maître de Les amener diner, parcequ’ils seront recus avec plaisir. Il Le prie de recevoir les assurances de son sincere attachement. Addressed: A Monsieur / Monsieur Franklin / deputé des Etats...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Possibly you may remember the Conversation we had at General Washingtons Quarters at Cambridge, relating to Mines; which I said we had a Great plenty of in this Country; and an observation I then made to you, that Congress need not be Timerous in Emiting Paper Currency, as the Mines if properly Attended to, woud enable them to Redeem their paper Currency;...
32415General Orders, 29 October 1778 (Washington Papers)
The Commissary General of Issues is desired to issue one Gill of Rice Pr day to the Artificers in lieu of half a pound of flour un’till further orders. Varick transcript , DLC:GW . The commissary general of issues was Charles Stewart.
Colo. Harrison transmitted you by my direction yesterday, together with some dispatches to yourself from Congress, the copy of a Resolve inclosed to me, directing you to repair to Boston and take the command in the Eastern district. On the departure of the fleet which sailed from the Hook the 19th and 20th, I recommended to General Heath to call out a body of Militia from the vicinity of...
I have your favr of last evening. From present appearances and a variety of circumstances, I think we may conclude, that nothing can be done towards the Canada expedition this Winter. It appear<s> now, notwithstanding Genl Baileys assurances, that the Country, upon the head of Connecticut River, will afford but a scanty if any supply of provision. Genl Bailey has lately, upon a supposition...
I think it my duty to Acquaint your Excy that I arived here on the 24th & Communicated my instructions to Genl Stark. I had reason to expect that in compliance with your orders I should be made acquainted with many particulars necessary for my Gouvernment in this Command, but found myself much mistaken, Genl Stark left this place on Tuesday 27th without Communicating a Single Circumstance...
I last evening received your favor of the 25th copy of which I have transmitted to Congress to show them the state of your Magazines —The want of Flour every where opens really a distressing prospect—It is much to be feared we shall find the greatest possible difficulty in supplying the demands for that article through the Winter. I inclose you the copy of a Resolve of Congress of the 22d...
Yesterday forenoon I had the honor to receive your favor of the 23d Instant, with a Resolution of Congress of the preceding day, appointing Major General Gates to command in the Eastern district. A copy of the Resolution was immediately forwarded to him at Hartford, with a request that he would repair to Boston in compliance with it. Your Excellency’s letter to him, was also dispatched by the...