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According to the Orders of General Wayne I have Destroyed the Forage from Mantua Creek to this Place the Quantity Destroyed is about four Hundred Tons & Should have Proceeded farther had not a Number of the Enemies Boats appeared in Sight & Lining the Jersey Shore Deprived Us of the Opportunity of Proceeding Farther on the Same purpose, Shall Remit to Your Excellency the Names of the Persons...
Tis with the Greatest Satisfaction Imaginable I inform You of Capturing two Ships & a Schooner of the Enemy. The two Ships were Transports from Rhode Island Loaded with forage One Mounting Six four Pounders with fourteen hands Each the Schooner is in the Engineering Department Mounting Eight Double fortified four Pounders & twelve four Pound howitz Properly fitted in Every Particular & Manned...
Inclosed You have an Invoice of the Goods taken from On Board the Schooner Alert & Ships Mermaid & Kitty the Intrenching Tools You mentioned are Stolen by the Inhabitants together with about one fourth Part of the Cargo taken out of the Vessels I Should Be much Obliged to Your Excellency to Appoint Some Person at Middletown or Order them there to purchase what things You may Judge Necessary...
Inclosed is a bill of sundry Articles purchased at the Sales here for your Excellency which tho’ laid in high, hope will please you; I shou’d have compleated the whole of your Excellency’s Memn. had it been in my Power. Major Burnet, purchased all the Knives & forks to be equally divided between your Excellency & General Green; You will please to send the Marshall the Amot of the Inclosed bill...
I send by the bearer the things I have Purchased for Your Excellency, It wood have gave me grate pleasure to have had it in my power to have Complated the whole, but some of them selling so high and others not good was the Occasin —the men I have hire that your Excellency Ordered me from Camp Wants close and the[y] Grumble Very much about it—I fear thare Is some of them that will not stay...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I have the Honor to inform your Excellency of my safe arrival in this place, with Colonel Laurens who doth me the favour to be the bearer of this, and who can give you a particular Account of our Affairs in America,— with respect to the Alliance which I have the Honor to Command.— My Particular Orders is to wait here four or five weeks should there be any...
ALS : American Philosophical Society In my last I forgot to acquaint your Excellency how very poorly the Ship Alliance is mann’d and the great risque we rund in Coming to Sea with Such a Paltry Crew, be assured Sir nothing would have induced me to leave Boston in such a State but Knowing how essential it was to my Country that Colo. Laurens should be Landed in France with the grestest...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I had the Honor to receive yours dated the 17th. inst. but it leaves me intirely in the dark.— As I have no orders from you, and as there is no person here for me to apply to, in Consequence of it and to Comply with my orders from the Honble. the Admiralty I have took the Ship the Marquis delafayette with public Stores onboard under my direction and shall...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Inclosed I send your Excellency the Names of the Prisoners I captured in a Small Privateer on my passage from Boston.— I Sail in a few hours for Philadelphia in Company with the Ship that has the Continental stores on board and Sundry other Vessells; I am Sorry I cannot wait for your Dispatches the reason is the Captain of the Marquis de la fayette with the...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: New-York Historical Society I have the honor to inform your Exellency of my safe arrivall here with the Alliance in whom came Passengers the Honble. Major General Marquis de La Fayette, Viscount de Noailles, the Honble. Major General de Portail and several other officers. My orders is to go immediately on a Cruize till the first of March, at which...