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Your Excellency’s of the 17th inclosing one to Col. Willet came duely to hand, and the enclosure forwarded. Col: Olney on receipt of my letter of the 17th thought it necessary to see me before Carryg it into execution, he Came down on friday and returned the same fully satisfied as to the points he was doubtfull of; I made some addition to his Instructions, and wrote a letter to the Officer...
I am honored with your Excellency letter of the 11th and have enquired of Mr Quackenbush the A.D.Q.M., about the bear Skins, he tells me that on the receipt of Col.. Pickering’s letter, he engaged the Skins and that they are now dressing at Saratoga. But as I know how little dependence is to be placed on that Quarter, I will endeavour to procure four of the very best from Skenecteda, where I...
On the 16th I was honord with the receipt of your Excellency’s letter of the 9th with the enclosures there in mentioned. after fully Considering the busyness; I concluded it would be best to Commit the Management of it to Lt Colonel Olney who is at Saratoga, and will best know which of his Officers are the most proper for the interprize; the enclosed letter which went off Yesterday contains...
I have this day Recd a Letter from Governor Clinton informing me that the Levies rais’d by the State are by a Law put under the immediate Command of your Excellency, and that their discharge previous to the time to which they stand engag’d will depend entirely upon your pleasure. As this is the place from whence those Troops must receive their supplies I could wish to know your Excellencys...
I am honor’d with your Excellencys letter of the 13th and you may depend on it that the Arms, Accoutrements and Quarter Master Stores shall, be delivered to the State troops enlisted for three years, and to none others. Col: Olney writes me that a party of the Enemy about 20, were lately discovered near the South end of Lake George, a party which he immediately sent out after them could find...
I have now the satisfaction to inform your Excellency that the two Regiments of New hampshire troops are Compleatly embarked and sailed for Newburgh, notwithstanding they have had some disagreeable weather and contrary winds. The Rhode Island Regiment has marched and before this time is at Saratoga. All is quiet to the westward & Northward. A Party of Weissenfelts fell in with one of the...
Since my Letter to your Excellency of the 2nd Instant five Companies of the Rhode Island Regiment have arrived & marched for Saratoga, two others have come up to Town last evening and will March this day. Captain Sherwood who accompanied the Flag I mentioned to your Excellency to have sent to Canada the 21st Ulto informs me that he went as far as Ticonderoga, where he met a Flag from the Enemy...
I am honor’d by the Rect of your Excellencys Letter of the 30th Ulto; and have given the necessary orders in compliance therewith that the New Hampshire Regiments may be in readiness to embark as soon as possible after the arrival of the Rhode Island Troops. I have directed Coll Willett to send a Company of State Troops from Fort Ranselaer to Johnstown without delay, and as soon as they reach...
I had the honor of writeing to your Excellency on the 23d Instant by Major Popham Since which I have not received any Intelligence from any quarter, except the enclosed Extract of a letter from Leiut. Col. Dearborn. I belive the Enemy are so busyly employed in rendering their fortifications Tenable for the Winter, they have neither Men nor time to spare to Alarm us with their parties. with...
Being on a Visit to the posts we occupy on the Mohawks River; and detained by a Severe Snow Storm two days longer than I expected, was the reason of my not writeing your Excellency by the last post, at Johnstown I found that by a little repair of some of the deserted houses a Regiment may be Comfortably quartered there dureing the Winter; If your Excellency would Chuse to have one remain...