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Colo. Gibsons regiment being now equipped for service, I take the liberty of putting them under your orders. I understand many of them are sick. You will be pleased to judge whether it will be better to bring them to the hospital in Chesterfield or not. I am sir Your most obedient servant, FC ( Vi , photostat from Brit. Mus.: Add. MSS 38,650).
The Men under your Command who have been in the field from the beginning of the Invasion, having served a Tour of Duty unusually long, I am anxious to have them satisfied of the Accidents which have as yet prevented their relief. Others would have been ordered into their places long e’re this, had it not been for the enterprize meditated against Portsmouth. The changing the whole Militia was...
[ Place not known, 20 Apr. 1780 . In a letter to Gen. Washington from Fredericksburg, 8 May 1780 ( DLC : Washington Papers), Gen. Muhlenberg states: “On the 20th. of April I wrote to the Governor, proposing Rocky Ridge a town opposite Richmond for the place of General Rendezvous, and Winchester and Fredericksburg as by posts for the recruits to collect in small numbers. I further proposed as...
The Marquis Fayette having desired a number of waggons and Saddle Horses and Colo. Pickering fixing the number of the former at 130 and of the latter at 50, We authorized the Continental Quartermaster to procure them. Lest he should fail however the State Quarter master is ordered to get as many as he can and to send them to be kept at your Camp under some careful person to be appointed by...
[ Richmond?, before 1 May 1780 . In a letter to Gen. Washington from Fredericksburg, 8 May 1780 ( DLC : Washington Papers), Gen. Muhlenberg states that “I received the Governor’s Answer (to Muhlenberg’s letter of 20 Apr., q.v.) on the first of May, approving my proposals as far as related to the recruiting Business, but Objected to having Rocky ridge appointed for a General Rendezvous, it...
[ Richmond?, before 7 May 1780 . In a letter to Gen. Washington from Fredericksburg, 8 May 1780 (DLC: Washington Papers), Gen. Muhlenberg quotes from a letter received from TJ on 7 May, as follows: “As to the pay of the Officers left in this State, the poverty of the Continental Treasury shall not prevent their receiving it, if You will procure Authority for them to apply to the General...
[ Richmond, 30 Mch. 1781 . On 7 Apr. William Constable, Muhlenberg’s aide-de-camp, writing for Muhlenberg, who was ill, advised Steuben as follows: “The militia begin to be much dissatisfied. Many of their times are out within two days, and ’twill be impossible to detain them longer. The Govrs. letter of the 30th ulto. has been communicated to them promising a speedy relief, but desertion...
The state of the recruiting business in this country is as follows. There are some draughted soldiers in different parts of the country, but they are so few, so dispersed, and enlisted for so short a term that we have not thought them worth the expence and trouble of gathering up. There are recruits raising under a standing law concerning officers, souldiers, sailors and marines. These are...
We have thought it better to change our Line of Expresses from hence to your Head Quarters and make it cross the river at Hoods. Mr. Kempe comes down with sundry articles procured at the request of the Marquis and to procure others which could not be got here. These you will be so kind as to have taken Care of to be delivered to the particular Order of the Marquis when he shall arrive. I...
I inclose you my last intelligence from the north side of the river: also an advice of Council for regimenting the militia. Some difficulty will arise under the 3d head between the militia and the regular Captains and subalterns. I must leave it to yourself to get over it by permitting those of the militia officers who shall be willing to return home, or by double officering, that is putting a...