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I have just received the intelligence from below, of the arrival of a large fleet at the hook on wednesday last. It is said to contain near four thousand men and generally supposed to be the army under Lord Cornwallis. Should there be any foundation for the above, I have reason to expect every hour, a confirmation of it, by an officer whom I sent to Newark the day before yesterday for the...
The opinion of the Officers of the Jersey line was yesterday taken on the subject of the commutation and they unanimously agreed to accept the five years pay as compensation for the half pay promised to them by Congress. I am Sir with great respect Your most obedient & very humble servt DNA : Item 149, Letters and Reports from Benjamin Lincoln, Secretary at War, PCC—Papers of the Continental...
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.”
Since writing yesterday I have received the enclosed letter and paper from New York forwarded by a person I beleive to be a real friend. The person who handed me the enclosed informs me that a party from Staten Island were in Elizabeth Town last night and carried of a number of horses to the Island. I have the honor to be your Excellency Most Obedt Humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been honored with your letter of the 23d Instant and shall, agreeably to your instructions, procure a pair of Oxen for each of the three Regiments to be stationed at Green Brook. I am sir, with much respect Your humbl. servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed."
I enclose to your Excellency the New York paper of yesterday, which announced the arrival of the British fleet under Admiral Graves. From what I can learn, the fleet consists of one of 90 guns three 74 and four 64 under A. Graves this however I cannot absolutely asert to be a fact not haveing received my information in as direct or regular a channel as I could wish. The Capt. of the Guadaloup,...
I have received your Excellency’s letter of the 7th with the proceedings of a court martial enclosed, which proceedings the court were of opinion from the nature of the oath they had taken, they could not communicate to any person untill the commander in chief’s pleasure shuld be known, they therefore dispatched them to Head Quarters without my knowledge when your Excellency returned them to...
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. Moss 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...
I enclose to your Excellency a note which I have received from the paymaster general with respect to a permission for Captains Ogden & Dayton to be absent for the purpose of procuring their vouchers & Accounts for settlement. I would wish to know whether it is your Excellency’s pleasure that they be permitted to go to Jersey for this purpose. I can assure your Excellency that I am fully...
I am honored with two letters from Your Excellency dated the 11th: Your Excellencys Orders for sending on Mr Depeyster, provided upon a representation of the matter, it was approved by the Governor together with his directions for that purpose, were the reasons which occasioned my conducting with him in the manner I have done. Ignorant of your Excellency’s intentions respecting Mr Depeyster &...