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I have received Information by Letters from Philadelphia that another of our Mails has fallen into the Hands of the Enemy; this is a distressing addition to our late misfortunes of that Kind, though from the Circumstance of your Excellency’s having recommended the Road through the Clove as the most eligible, and the universally good Character of the Rider, there can be no Suspicion of either...
ALS : American Philosophical Society We have no News here, except that the last Phila. Post brought Advice that the Roebuck of 44 Guns was on Shore on the East Bank of Brandywine, and that eight Row Gallies, the Province Ship and Reprisal were gone down to take her. The Phila. Post is not arrived today, and we are not yet informed whether they have been successful. Mr. Measum writes me that...
By Letters from Col. Pickering, Mr Loudon, and Mr Alvey, I find that various Difficulties are of late started respecting the Dragoons who carry, and escort the Mail between Morris Town and Fishkill: Col. Pickering wishes me to furnish them with Forage on the Road; and your Excellency will observe from the enclosed, that it is now proposed that they shall not carry, but merely escort the Mail....
Mr Hazard presents most respectful Compliments to his Excellency General Washington, and begs Leave to inform him that he has received a Letter from Boston this Evening, dated the 20th Inst. from which the following is extracted. On the 18th Inst. arrived at Portsmouth an armed Vessel, of 14 Guns, from France. Her Cargo consists of Twelve Thousand Stands of Arms, one thousand Barrels of...
Will your Excellency favor me with your Opinion of Kakiat as a Place of Safety? Could the Mails remain safely there one Night in each Week, they might be carried from hence to Boston in five Days less Time than is necessary upon the present Establishment. I have the Honor to be, very respectfully, Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I am favored with your Excellency’s Letter of the 24th ulto and have directed "that the Mail, in future, be sent by Morris Town, from thence by the most direct Road to Colonel Seward’s, then through Warwick and Chester to Newburg," which your Excellency desired might be done. Respect for your Excellency, and the Justice due to myself oblige me to add, that as the above Route has not been...
Your very obliging Letter of 30th. April did not come to hand before a few Days ago, or it should have been answered sooner. I am happy that you coincide with me in Sentiment respecting the Utility of my Undertaking, and, judging of the whole from the Materials I am already possessed of, I cannot help thinking the Collection will be vastly more important than I at first imagined. The polite...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Hazard’s Compliments to Doctor Franklin. He will watch the Sloops from Albany, and forward the Doctor’s Bedding by the first Stage after it comes to Hand. Addressed: Dr. Franklin. BF left that morning for Philadelphia; see the note on his letter to Carroll and Chase above, May 27. We assume that he asked the New York postmaster to look out for his...
I do myself the Honor of transmitting to your Excellency the enclosed Copy of a Letter from Ebenezer Hazard. You will observe by the Journals of Congress under the 20th of July 1778, Encouragement given to this Gentleman to collect Materials for a History, and a Recommendation to the several States to aid and assist him in such Collection. If any of the Manuscripts &c. to which his Letter...