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I yesterday receiv’d intiligence from a party of militia which were sent down to Burgen, that lait in the afternoon a number of Transports came as near to Powles hook as they could and landed a considerable boddy of men. other parties have returnd and confirm this account. they (the Enemy) encamped last night in Burgen wood about five miles on this side of the Town—on the road to the liberty...
Enclosd is the return of the Rigiment agreeable to the directions given me, by Colo. Banister. An officer will set out tomorrow for Boston, for the purpose of procuring c[l]oathing, I should of sent him off on my arrival here, but have waited for the making of a coat, which is to be the fashion of the Regiment. I neglected to mention to you when I was in your company, that Lieut. John Baylor...
I receivd your favor of the 1st of March a few days ago, and attended particularly to your direction concerning the two officers in my Regiment, I have seen Mr Armistead and have informed him of what you directed me to do, and have appointed in his room, Mr Presly Thornton, Son to Colo. Anthony Thornton. I have writen to Mr Stith on the Subject, though I believe, he was never in the Army, he...
Letter not found: from Col. George Baylor, 19 July 1777. In his letter to Baylor of 5 Aug. , GW writes that “I Received your favour of the 19th July.”
My indisposition for three weeks past has prevented my writing as you have directed, and I am inclind to do, by every post. Our situation is nearly the same now, as it was then; we have only forty men here, of Capt. Smiths, Lieut. Jones, Lieut. Pages and Cornet Baylor’s, and seventy eight Horses, which are pretty well traind. Most of the officers have got some men, and a few of them have...
Since my last letter to you I have been tolerably sucksesful in purchasing of Horses. I have at this place fifty three, which I should of sent to Camp ten day ago but could not get them shod, they will set out in two or three days. I have at Richmond twenty five and several others in the country which will remain there until those are sent from this place, owing to the great scarcity of...
Your favor of the 25th of april came to hand by the last post, it’s not requireing an immediate answer, I defer’d it until the present opportunity, flattering myself that by this time, our Assembly would of done something towards filing up our Regiments, with which I should of been pleas’d to of informed you, They have done nothing towards it as yet. it is now the only method left to compleat...
Your favors of the 9th and 17th of January are just come to hand, by Major Clough and by the Post. I am at a loss how to express my gratitude to you, for the honors done me, in my appointment, that of the Majors, and my Friend Lewis’s. I can only say that I am laid under all the obligations to you, that a man can be to another, and shall exert every nirve, and spair no pains to be adequate to...
Letter not found: from Col. George Baylor, 2 June 1777. GW wrote Baylor on 19 June : “Yours of the 2d Instt I received by Yesterdays Post.”
I am a few days retur[ne]d from the Southward, where I have a prospect of geting my horses. As the Quarter Master of this department is unwilling to Let me have any thing for the use of the Regiment, I should be glad to know of you, and have your instructions to him, for what we are to be allowed; is it not reasonable that the Men should be firnished with a Sute of Clothes? that is a Coat,...