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After returning Your Excellency the most sincere Thanks of Colonel Morgan, Major Heth and myself for your particular Favour in getting us exchangd and restord to the Service of our Country—I have the honor of informing your Excellency of my Arrival in this City with the first Company of our Regiment, two Companies more being on their March and hourly expected, those men, who are in Town are...
By Order of Generall Woodford I have been in philadelphia and gott made up and procured for the Virga Troops a Quantity of Cloathing Viz. 2194 pair of Breeches, 2068 Vests, 2200 Shirts 1294 Blanketts some Caps, Shoe Buckles etc. etc., which I have brought on with me, Those Goods the Governor of Virginia has order’d either to be sold to the Troops at the Reasonable Rates mention’d in the...
In Obedience to Orders from Major Generall Lord Stirling to communicate to your Excellency as well as to him, what Intelligence I could receive and the Discoveries I could make of the Enemy’s Situation in New York. I beg Leave to inform your Excellency that from severall persons I learn, that the Enemy have stopd for the present any further preparations for an Embarkation, this is further...
At the Request of Captn Calmes who is desirous of leaving the Service. I do certify that to the best of my Knowledge he has settled all his Accounts with the publick and is not indebted either to the united States or the State of Virginia except for some Articles, which he had from the State Store and for which he has deposited monney in the hands of Captn Taylor to settle. pr Captn Calmes I...
Letters not found : from Col. Christian Febiger, 31 July 1779. GW’s aide-de-camp Richard Kidder Meade wrote Febiger on this date: “His Excellency has received your two favors of this date—Your request in the one to retire for a few days in consequ[e]nce of your indisposition he readily consents to, & wishes you a speedy recovery—the other, setting forth the neglect of your serjts whom you...
RC ( NA : PCC , No. 78, XVI, 109–10). Addressed to “Colonel Bland, and Mr Maddison. Present” Some doubts arises with us, whether, under the late Acts of Congress for arranging the Army of the United States, the Officers of the State of Virginia that have been, or now are Prisoners of War on Long Island, may be equally intituled to their Rank in that Line, (agreable to their Standing in the...
When Colo. Benjn. Harrison was at this place he inform’d me that he had obtain’d an Order for 5 Tons of powder for our State, his leaving this before I had Time to Know where to gett it or to whom to consign it delayd the Bussiness Some. Haveing procur’d Waggons I obtain’d a new Order from the Board of War and send by the Bearer Mr. John Macklinn W: C: 50 Single Barreles of Cannon powder being...
Sensible, that your Excelly would be inform’d of my haveing travell’d this Way and anxious to see you. I thought it necessary, least Your Excelly (however inconsistent with your wonted Generosity) might form an unfavourable Opinion of my Conduct in leaving the State, when Matters seem to approach towards a favorable Crisis. Your Excelly will therefore be pleasd to pardon for explaining my...
I was this moment honour’d with your Excellencys of the 12th ultimo inclosd from Governor Harrison. I must intreat your Excellency’s Pardon for not haveing inform’d you of my Situation before, which was in the first place owing to my knowledge of the Multiplicity of Bussiness, which allways surround your Excellency and haveing nothing pleasing to communicate and a Certainty, that no timely Aid...
I had begun a Letter to Major General Lincoln and made out some of my Estimates; But observing by a news paper that he has left Philadelphia and haveing Seldom any person to assist me in writeing, Your Excellency will be pleasd to pardon my confining my Applications entirely to yourself at present. Since mine of the 11th ultimo which I hope has come to hand I received Your Excellencys of the...