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I do myself the honor to inclose Your Excellency a return of the Troops under my command, and take the Liberty to request you will order a copy made out for the Board of War as I have been able only to obtain one copy and that just as the Express was about to set out. I am with every Sentiment of esteem & respect Your Most Obedt ser. NjP : DeCoppet Collection.
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] February 23, 1779 . States that the work on “batteaux” will be continued in case it is decided to revive expedition against Canada. LS , Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
Inclosed I have the honor to transmit Your Excellency a Return for the Month of November of the infantry, cavalry, Artillery, and the Legion serving in the Southern Department. I am Your Excellency’s Most obedient Humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Camp on Long Island, 24 July 1776 . “Colo. Hand reports nothing new. every thing remains in much the same situation as they were yesterday.” ALS , DLC:GW .
The enclosed is a letter from Col. Chace D.Q.M.G. at Boston. The representation it contains, and the consequences that will follow, point out the necessity of some mode being adopted for the security of the Barracks— For the present, I have directed Col. Chace to enter into contract with the proprietors of the soil on which the Barracks stand, to make them a reasonable compensation for the use...
[ New York ] August 16, 1785 . On this date Hamilton witnessed a power of attorney from Greene to Wadsworth. DS , signed by Nathanael Greene and witnessed by H and Dirck Ten Broeck. Connecticut State Library, Hartford.
In obedience to a vote of the Standing Committee of the Washington Society I have the honor to transmit to you the enclosed Card, and to request that you will honor the Society with your presence on the ensuing Anniversary of American Independence. With respect, / your most obt Servt— MHi : Adams Papers.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 8 Nov. 1776. Greene wrote in his letter to GW of 9 Nov. : “By the letter that will Accompany this, and was to have gone last Night by Major Mifflin Your Excellency will see what measures I took before your favor [of 8 Nov.] came to hand.”
Inclosed is a form of an order which I wish your Excellency to give me for making the preparations for the intended operations against New-york. The latitude must be as ample, as the provision expected will be extensive. If your Excellency approves thereof, I beg you to sign and send me the order. I am, with the greatest respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient Humble Servant DLC : Papers of...
I do myself the honor to enclose your Excellency the returns of the Southern Army for the Month of January. With due respect and esteem, I have the honor to be your most obedient humble servant Not Assigned.
Letter not found: from Nathanael Greene, 1 Dec. 1778. On 4 Dec. , GW acknowledged receipt of a letter of the “1st Inst. which met me on the way to this place.”
I have the honor to enclose your Excellency, for your consideration, a letter which I received last evening from Mr Olney. You will be pleased to inform me what directions I shall give Mr Olney and am sir, your Excellency’s most obdt hume servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 19 Aug. 1776. In a letter to Hancock of 20 Aug. , GW says that he received “a Letter from Genl Greene Yesterday Evening.”
I do myself the honor to transmit your Excellency a copy of the Cartel settled for the exchange and relief of prisoners taken in this department, and shall be happy if it meets your approbation. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found : from Nathanael Greene, c. 30 Aug. 1779. On 31 Aug., GW wrote Greene: “I recd your favor respecting the state of the back road.”
Col. Hand Reports this morning the Ships that came in yesterday have Troops on board, they appear to be drest in the high Land habit. nothing material has happend in this Camp since yesterday. I have the honnor to be your Excellencys most obedient humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW .
[ Charleston, S.C., 1 June 1785 . Recorded in SJL as received 3 Sep. 1785. Not found.]
Letter not found : from Nathanael Greene, 19 May 1779. GW wrote to Greene on this date enclosing a letter from Maj. Gen. John Sullivan complaining about the shortage of wagons and other supplies. GW then wrote to Sullivan on this date enclosing Greene’s “answer,” which he had just received.
Letter not found: from Nathanael Greene, 4 Dec. 1778. On 5 Dec., GW’s aide Robert Hanson Harrison wrote to Greene that GW “desired me to acknowledge his receipt of your favor of yesterday” (see GW to Greene, 4 Dec. , source note).
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 22 Aug. 1778. On 1 Sept., GW wrote Greene : “I have had the pleasure of receiving your several letters, the last of which was of the 22d Augt.”
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 12–13 Aug. 1778. On 21 Aug., GW wrote Greene : “On Wednesday afternoon I re⟨ce⟩ived your favor of the 12th & 13th Inst.”
Without place, 4 Apr. 1781 . Requests payment to Capt. Patrick Fitzpatrick of “fourteen thousand five hundred Dollars for 110 Gallons of Whiskey purchased for the use of the Southern Army.” FC ( MiU-C ); 2 p.; in the hand of Capt. William Pierce; endorsed by him: “An Order on the State of Virginia. April 4th 1781. entd.” A 19th-century Tr is in CSmH .
I have inclosed a Copy of my Letter to Congress, & am to acknowledge the receipt of a Letter from your Excellency dated the 27th of March. I have the honor to be with great respect, Your Excellencys most obt and most humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
As the article of flour begins to grow scarce at West point; and as there is little probability of getting Teams without force, will it not be best to employ the Teams at Morris, in getting forward the flour from Hacket’s-town to New-windsor? The shott is not likely to be wanted so soon as the flour. I shall wait your Excellency’s directions before I give any order, how or where to employ the...
Letter not found: from Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 17 July 1776. On 18 July Greene wrote to GW : “I wrote to your Excellency yesterday morning.”
Colo. Hand Reports Nine Ships, four Briggs & two Sloops at the Hook that came in last Evening. Two Briggs came up to the Narrows and one went down. I am with all due respect your Excellencys most Obedient Servant ALS , DLC:GW .
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 4 Aug. 1778. On 8 Aug., GW wrote Greene : “I received your favor dated the 4th Inst.”
I have inclosed your Excellency a Copy of my Letter to Congress, that you may be enabled to judge of the miserable situation of our affairs. I have the honor to be with due deference and respect Your Excellencys most obedt & most hble ser vt . DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Mr Story waits upon your Excellency to obtain if possible a small supply of cash; the publick dispaches can no longer be forwarded without it. I am with great respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient humble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 1 Jan. 1780. On 2 Jan. , GW wrote to Greene: “I have recieved Your letter of Yesterday.”