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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...
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, 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...
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...
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...
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, 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.
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...
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...