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A Schooner just now arived here from New York for the family & goods of Doctor Peterson. It appears from a paper shewed me by Mrs Peterson that on the 22d of May liberty was granted to remove within one week from that time. He however delayed the matter & appeared undetermined till lately when he went to New York hardly in a fair way, & has now sent for his family. Altho’ neither he nor his...
Since my last, a person has returned from New York; that has been, four days, at that place, observing the motions of the Enemy. He says, Tuesday last, three Transports sailed, up East-River; with a number of Troops on board; but what number he could not determine; that he heard a number of people talk of them: some said, they were only going to deceive Mr Washington: others said, they were...
Letter not found: from Col. Elias Dayton, 19 July 1777. In his letter to Dayton of 19 July, GW writes: “Yours of this morning has just reached me.”
I yesterday removed with the two Regiments to this place for the sake of provisions and beer which I am told may be procur’d much easier at this place than at Peramus. I send the Pay Master to Head Quarters for money as both officers and soldiers are much in want of it. The necessaries of life are so very high in the Country that their pay is scarcely sufficient during the month. Your...
I beg leave to inform your Excellency of the situation of John & Baker Hendricks & John Meeker who it is said have forfited their lives, by a law of this State, in consequence of their being employed by me and others, to bring inteligence from the enemy while at New york and Staten Island, according to your Excellencys direction. The fidelity of those persons I am well convinced of, and the...
Confiding in your known and admired candor I beg leave to address you on a subject of great delicacy and to me very interesting & important. Sensible that your Excelency has been frequently interrupted with resignations from the Officers under your command ’tis not without reluctance that I pray your attention to a subject of this nature. With the greatest sincerity I say it—I could never be...
I have just now received certain intellgence of the sailing of the brittish fleet out at Sandy hook yesterday morning, they consisted of ten ships and seven brigs, the troops that my informent knew to be on board were the 42 Regt one Battallion of the guards the Anspeck Regmt Lord Raudens Brigade and Simcoes foot but their is not Any Horse gone on board, they are convoyed by the Rainbow, the...
By intelligence received this Morning it appears that the enemy have a number of boats in readiness to move from N. york this evening probably with about 1500 men their Object supposed to be our provision at Brunswick, as Capt. Ross who commands the armed sloop in the Kils mentioned to a person I sent over on Monday last he then expected our stores in Brunswick were in their hands. In...
By intelligence I have just received it appears, that the fleet which has been laying at Sandy hook for some days past, sailed last Thursday, That the enemy have a great number of vessels loaded with Stone to be sunk in such parts of the channel as may best answer their purpose. Flour it is said is becoming scarce in New york and that the Inhabitants are much distressed on account of the...
I have received your excellency’s favor of the seventeenth—should have been more explicit in the letter alluded to, had I not when I last had the pleasure of seeing your excellency given a particular account of the vessels laying at the hook, prepared for a cruze, of which the fleet I mentioned to have sailed on thursday were composed. From what I can since learn I suspect that they were only...