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By Order of the Committee of Safety of this State I transmit to your Excellency the Examination of Daniel Redfeild in order that such Measures may be pursued for baffling the Enemy’s Operations, as your Prudence shall dictate —I have likewise to inform your Excellency that on Yesterday Morng one Lounsbery in Westchester County who had headed a Body of about 14 Tories was kill’d by an Officer...
The Convention of this State have established a Committee of Correspondence for the purpose of facilitating the Intercourse of Intelligence betwixt this Place and Head Quarters. I am directed by that Committee (of which I have the Honor of being a Member) to order their Express to wait on Your Excellency daily to know your Commands, and to receive such Accounts of the Operations of our Army as...
I beg Leave to introduce to your Excellency’s Acquaintance Mr Sacket, a member of the Convention of the State, a Man of Honor, and of firm Attachment to the American Cause. He will communicate to your Excellency some Measures taken by him, and myself which if properly prosecuted may be of infinite Utility to the present military Operations—I have therefore recommended it to him to wait on you...
I should have done myself the Honour of Answering your Excellency’s Letter of the 3d Febry last but have not as yet been Able to Learn from Colo. Weisenfelts, or Mr John Livingston whether, with the Assistance of a proper Major, they would engage to raise a 6th Battallion in this State. I expect to see Mr Livingston here every Moment, and shall then Inform your Excellency with the Result of...
That by the return of ordinance and stores taken from the enemy in the Northern department from the 19 Sept. to 17 Oct. inclusive it appears, there were only 4647 muskets, which are returned “unfit for service,” 3477 bayonets without scabbards, 638 cartouch boxes, 1458 cutlasses without scabbards, 6000 dozen musket cartridges, 1135 ready or fixed shot for 32 peices of cannon, and only 15...
I esteem it my Duty to inform you that a certain Mr John Biddle has lately gone into the Enemy, who has an Exact Draft of your Camp; before he went in he told a Person confidentially that he could put the Enemy in a Way of investing it in such a Manner as to cut off your Communication with the Country, and thereby prevent the Supply of Provisions &ca—How far this can be Effected your...
I feel myself obliged to you for the Intimation you have been kind enough to give me, on the Means necessary to be persued in order to have an Interveiw with Mr Elliot at Staten Island. Though the Resolution of Congress (to which I suppose your Excellency alludes) cannot, agreably to my Idea, be construed so rigorously as to Extend to my Application, yet as you conceive it in a different Point...
Since my Arrival in this City I have received a Peice of Information which I esteem it my Duty to communicate to you. Mrs Lewis Junr (Daughter of Mr Lewis late a Member in Congress from our State) who is returned about three Weeks since from a Visit to her Sister in the City of New York ) informs me, "that it was currently assisted by a Number of Persons of Character in that Town that Mr...
[ Albany ] April 30, 1782. Certifies a contract made by Philip Schuyler, on behalf of the United States, and William Duer, contractor for the posts “north of Poughkeepsie in the State of NewYork,” for supplying the Army with meat. Copy, RG 93, Miscellaneous Records, National Archives.
You wish to be informed what, I conceive, will be the Amount of the Monies necessary for defraying the Charges of the Northern Contract, from the first of April to the last day of December; and what Proportion of that Sum will be Expended within the State. Unless a Considerable Reinforcement of Troops should be ordered into this Quarter (of which at present there does not appear a great...