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I am inform’d by Colo. Munford from the Upper Church [that] the Enemy are landed at Westover from which [I] think it plain their object is Richmond. [He saw] about fifty light horse and about seven hundred infantry [at] the [Westover]-landing fast. I gave orders for raising the militia of this county late yesterday. They are assembling fast and I expect all that remain fit for duty will be out...
I arrived at this place late in the evening of yesterday after a most disagreable journey, which has been considerably lengthend by the great difficulty I found in exchanging state money for Continental, and with all my trouble I fear I have not procured as much as will support me. I am just return’d from the board of war who have given me an order for four ton of powder . As you were not...
When I did my self the pleasure of writing to you I fully expected the Powder would have been sent off the next day to fort Pitt , but the Q. Master assures me that with his utmost efforts he was not able to procure waggons till this day, and now only to go as far as Carlisle, for which place they set out this Evening. He thinks there will be no difficulty in getting it on immediately from...
[ South Branch of Potomac, 20 Feb. 1781 . Summary in CVSP Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond , i , 529: Is employed by Maj. William Harrison, under instructions from the executive, in purchasing provisions and building boats. The scarcity of beef on the western side of the “Allegania Mountain” has obliged him to come to this country to procure the...
I beg leave to inform your Excellency that I am a person imployed by Majr. Wm. Harrison who hath receiv’d your Instructions of the 20th Decr. for the purchase of Beef Flour and Building Boats &ca. The Scarcity of Beef on the Western side of the Allegania Mountain has Obliged me into this and the Neighbouring Counties to procure that article and find by the Strictest examination that not one...
The Bearer Mr. Acrill Cocke this moment inform’d me that about three hundred of the Enemy are landed at Sandy Point, that three Square rigg’d vessels and two Sloops had got up to that place and that he saw one other coming up. I am with great respect Your most obedt Servt, RC ( PU ); addressed: “His Excellency The Governor Richmond Express”; endorsed: “B. Harrison’s Lre April 21st 1781.” The...
The main body of the enemy are landed at Mrs. Morecock’s in this country at the mouth of Chickahominy, supposed to be about twelve hundred. Their object I suppose to be the ships in that river. They came up in the night in about twenty flat-bottomed boats covered by a ship and a brig. I am &c. Tr ( NHi ); in TJ’s hand, headed: “Copy of a letter from Colo. B. Harrison of Chas. City.”
Payment has been some time order’d for the rent of the House you lived in whilst Governor of the State and Colo. Turpen may receive the Money whenever he pleases to apply to the Agent. Should Mr. Nathan, Mr. Smith or any other person bring a Suit against you for any Contracts or Acceptances made by you on behalf of the State, whilst chief Magistrate, the Executive will take your defence on...
I am much obliged to you for your favor of the 11th. instant. It very fully explains the views and interests of the several states as to the future residence of Congress, tho’ it is to be lamented that either should have any weight against the justice due to the whole confederation, which calls on them to fix on the most central place that can be made convenient which is certainly at or near...
I send you an act of our assembly by which you will see their willingness to join the other states in any plan that Congress and they may think necessary to force Great Britain into a generous commercial treaty with us. Great expectations are entertained here of the efficacy of the measure, tho’ I confess I expect nothing from it. The jaring interests of the States will ever prevent their...