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I am directed by the Commander in Chief to inclose you his Farewell Orders, which he desires you to publish on the 2d day of next month; As the General will take measures for publishing them in the Philadelphia Papers, perhaps it will be better, that they come to the Public thro’ that Channel only, as thereby all incorrect Copies will be prevented from appearing. I am Sir with greatest esteem...
I have received your two Letters & one to Colo. Humphrys, who is very sick at present with a fever; the business you requested of him, I have negociated with the General, who directs me to inform you, that he thinks Capt. Bushnell entitled to forrage for a horse since the period of Capt. Gillelands resignation—not however on the principle of his belonging to the Corps of Engineers, who are...
Your Letter of the 4th was received yesterday, but all the Generals Papers being packed for Transportation and at a distance from this place, it is totally out of my power to comply with your request—but I am directed by His Excellency to inform you, that so far as he can recollect of the Letter you have reference to, the Marquis spoke of you in the highest terms and recommended you as an...
In answer to your Letter of this date, I am directed by the Commander in Chief to inform you, that it is his pleasure, that two Brigadiers from the Masstts Line should continue with the Troops for the present, they will determine, under your direction, which of the three retires. As the present position of the Troops is only temporary, it is probable, that when the whole Army of this...
The Commander in Chief, requests you to supply Capt. Pray’s Post at Nyack, with Salt Provisions, if it can be made convenient; as that post is under great disadvantges in drawing fresh Provisions. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt MH : Charles Stewart Papers.
I am directed by the Commander in Chief to inform you, that the York & Jersey Brigades are ordered to march to Kings ferry, This communication is made with a view of giving you an oppertunity of regulating your measures according to the circumstances, in case any thing new should be necessary in your department in consequence of the movement. The General proposes going to Verplanks Point to...
Agreeable to your request, I have it now in my power to inform you, that all your future supplies may come by the way of Kings Ferry, as the Army, in the course of this Week will take a position in that neighbourhood. I am sir Your Most Obedt Servant MH : Charles Stewart Papers.
It is of great importance at this Crisis, to have the best possible information of the state of the Enemy’s affairs at N. York. His Excellency the Commander in Chief has commanded us therefore, to inform you, it is his wish that you will use your utmost endeavours to obtain such information, and that you will devote all the time & attention you can spare from your other Duties, to this very...
Your several Letters of yesterday have been duly received. The Commander in Chief has further to request your forwarding the inclosed to their direction. I have the honor to be Your Most Obedt Servant MHi .
I am directed by the Commander in Chief, to inform you that William Blake Esqr., who came up to your Post in the last Flag, and was by you properly ordered back again; has now his permission to come out with his personal Baggage & Servants. this information you must make known to him by a Flag. I am Dr Harry Your Friend & Servant PHi : Gratz Collection.
The Commander in Chief directs that the American prisoners, who are now at your Post on Parole, should be allowed to pass to their respective houses; and in future, till a D. Comm’y of Prisoners resides at the Post, as was directed, all persons coming out under the same circumstances may be permitted to pass—this is to be considered as a standing Order and will be delivered to your relieving...
I am directed by the Commander in Chief, who returned last evening from Philadelphia, to present his Compliments to your Lordship, with a tender of any thing which Head Quarters can afford, that may in the least, contribute to the restoration of your Lordships health, being happy in hearing that your Lordship has so far recovered from a dangerous illness, and that he will do himself the...
Since his Excellency wrote to You on the 10th he has learned from the Commandant of Artillery, that there are a number of damaged Cartridges Boxes in the Store at Fish kill; an Order is given to deliver 400 of them for the use of Col. Willets command; they will be forwarded by the D.Q.M. as soon as may be; and addressed to your care. The Commander in Chief having this day set out for...
I am directed by the Commander in Chief to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 21st ulto and to inform you, that he has no objection to your visiting your distressed Son, who is a prisoner at N.York, if permission is obtained from Govr Trumbull for you, & you pass by the way of Dobbs Ferry on the North River; this being the only Post by which any communications are permitted with the...
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...
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...
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...
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 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.
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 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.
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...
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...
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...