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Your Letter of the 21st ulto, I receiv’d, and cou’d wish to have immediately obey’d its summons; but the necessity of my private affairs still obliges me (tho painfull) to request your Excellency’s patience ’till the first of next month; your Excellency may depend on it, that nothing shall detain me ’till then, but what is of the utmost importance to my future wellfare. I am, with the greatest...
I arrived here last evening, 7 o’clock, and had the honor of waiting on his Excellency the Count de Rochambeau, who arrived about noon with the first division of his Troops; after a long & perticular conversation, assisted by Count Chautleau, the Count de Rochambeau determin’d to sett off from this place on Sunday next & will get as far as Ridgebury that night, the next day, Monday, he’ll wait...
I was at Count Rochambeau’s this evening when I receiv’d your Excellency’s dispatches; Genll Chatteleaux was immediately sent for, and the Heads of Departments consulted on the new intended rout of the Army—The Count inquire’d whether your Excellency was acquainted with the removal of the Yaugers and some other Troops from Long Island to New York; I assur’d him that your Excellency was...
The Commander in Chief requests you to provide Hospitals for the British Sick & wounded agreeable to the Articles of Capitulation; the Houses of York & Gloucester must be taken up for that purpose, those of them at least, that can be best spared. Doctr Craik or some of the Surgeons to consult with you on the subject. I am Your Most Humble Servant DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
The Commander in Chief requests you to comply, as near as possible, with the inclosed Instructions, & put them in execution as soon as the circumstances of your Department will possibly admit; as he is very anxious that the Army should remove from their present station—I am Sir Your Most Humble Servant DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
The Commander in Chief directs that the Waggoners engaged to serve the Campaign with the Waggon Master Genl shall not be inlisted into any of the Regiments during the term of their engagements as Waggoners, and all those who have inlisted shall be delivered up to the Waggon Master General. David Cobb Leut Colo. Aid de Camp DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
I am directed by the Commander in Chief, who went to Poukepsie early this morning, to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 18th & 19th, & to inform you that he has placed the Contract on such footing, that in future, he hopes, no complaint will arise for want of provision, or from the Officers not having their wishes gratified by the mode of Issues, the alteration of the Contract only...
The Commander in Chief has no other objection to your proposals for reinlisting the Recruits, than your offering a bounty before you have the permission of the State to do it; but when you have obtained that permission—he has no objection to giving furloughs for one or two months next Winter; for those you reinlist. Those Recruits who have been furloughd from the Connecticut Line, reinlisted...
Your Letter to the Commander in Chief was received some time since, but for want of a judge Advocate to conduct a Court Martial an answer was delayed; since then the Adjt Genll has been requested to obtain some person to act in that Character, if this can be effected, your Trial may come on immediately, as it is his Excellency opinion that no person ought to be kept in arrest at the pleasure...
Your Favor of the 23d inst. has been duly received—the Commander in Chief having gone up the River to view the Posts at Albany & its vicinity; I can only observe that the alteration made in the mode of Issues will give general satisfaction, if the Issuer behaves with the Least Decency; As you are sensible that it is not altogether the badness of the Contract, but the mode of its execution that...