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“The sufferings of your troops have impressed me with the deepest concern, and the very painful sensations, which your relation of them excites, are powerfully enhanced, that these distresses should have been the lot of an army, not only entitled, by special contract, to better fare, but whose meritorious and gallant exertions under the most extreme difficulties, merited a very different fate;...
Copy (Virginia State Library). Made by Arthur Lee on a single page and enclosed in Virginia Delegates to Harrison, 2 April 1782 ( q.v. ). The success of recruiting in Virginia will very much depend on the State having Arms & Clothing for the Men that may be raisd. We therefore beg you will inform us, what supply of these Articles the State may depend upon from your department. We have the...
LS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Archives du Ministère des affaires étrangères Congress has ordered me to prepare and lay before them a State of the pay Rations and Subsistence of the Officers and Men in the Armies of the different powers in Europe—as these often vary I have no means of procuring the necessary information with accuracy from any books I have seen— I am under the...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, 3 July 1777. Charles E. Tuttle Co. of New York reportedly sold in 1951 an autograph letter signed “addressed to ‘His Excellency Gen. Washington’, regarding the march of General De Hoar’s brigade to Morristown to join the main army. Washington’s reply (as written by his adjutant T imothy P ickering ) is written at the bottom of Lincoln’s...
I beg leave to inform Your Excellency that Congress have permitted the Lieutenants Epuilemat , Ferriol, and Boileau to retire from Genl Hazen’s regiment, to be considered on the Invalid establishment—and at present remain with their families. I have the honor to be, with profound respect, your Excellency’s obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, 13 April 1777. In his letter to Hancock of 12–13 April, GW writes: “13th I have this Moment recd a line from Genl Lincoln informing me that the Enemy attempted to surprize him, early this morning, at his post at Bound Brook, but he made good his Retreat to the pass of the Mountains just in his Rear, with trifling Loss.”
A Colonel Connelly was under your Excellencys parole and has left Virginia with out your permission. I have thought it necessary to send the inclosed for your inspection-- Connelly is now in this City. I have the honor to be Dr sir with the greatest esteem your most Obedient servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, 22 Oct. 1779 . GW wrote Lincoln on 12 Dec.: “I had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 22d October.”
I have been honored with your several favours of the 22d, 23d and two of the 24th Instants. The Letter covering Colonel Van Schaick, and the Letters respecting issues to the New York Troops and the papers enclosed, were sent in to Congress. I have the Honor to be Dear General with great respect & esteem Your very obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Letters on the field Commissary of military stores’ department. Enclosed are the resolves of Congress establishing the department. I am, with sincere esteem, my dear General, Your obedient servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
By the appointment of General Duportail to the office of Major General, I see that General Knox is greatly hurt—Congress now make a difficulty in giving him the same rank—I have reason to believe that one line from your Excellency would remove every objection—and be a means of retaining in service an officer, who if not now promoted, will be lost to us—I have the honor to be with every...
I do myself the honor to inclose your Excellency a Certificate from Doctor Warren of Boston relative to the inability of a Soldier there as also an Extract of a Letter from Mr Green on the Subject—I saw the Man when I was in Boston and supposed him quite unfit for the Service but did not think myself authorized to Discharge him—I have the Honor to be Dr Sir with the greatest Esteem Your...
I do myself the honor to transmit to Your Excellency some late resolves of Congress. I have the honor to be, with perfect respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, 9 Jan. 1777. When writing to William Heath on 12 Jan. , GW referred to Lincoln’s “letter of the 9th.”
I have the pleasure of inclosing you some sketches of posts in Canada and some observations on them. They may be of use and afford you some amusement—if so I shall be happy. with the highest esteem I have the honor to be yours DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I do myself the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s letter of the 12th instant—and to enclose to you a late resolve of Congress. I am, with the most perfect respect and esteem, You Excellency’s obedient servant. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honor to transmit Your Excellency a resolve of Congress regulating the Paymaster’s department—By this resolve it is directed that warrants issue from your Excellency for contingencies—at Lieutenant Wheaton’s request I enclose you his accounts—for the payment of which he wishes to obtain a warrant on the Paymaster General. I have the honor to be, With perfect respect and esteem, My...
I have the honor to transmit Your Excellency a resolution of Congress relative to the Hospital department, the department of Commissary of prisoners and of Military stores. I am with perfect esteem and respect Your Excellency’s obedient humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The inclosed are forwarded by the direction of the president of Congress. I am D. Sir You Ob. servant NB— The Inclosed were the Commision & Letter of Lieut. Sheppard of the 3d NJersey Regt requsts Dischargd which for want of proper Certificates attend it—is transmitted to Colo. Dayton. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honor of inclosing a copy of the appoint of Mr Edwards to the office of Judge Advocate. I have the honor be Dr General with sincere esteem you Excely most ob. ser. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The troops are now under arms and are just leaving their ground. we Shall encamp to night a mile or two on the other side Willmington—I do not observe any discontent among the troops—A little money however would make us good natured. I have the honor to be my Dr Sir with sentiments of esteem you r most huml. Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I was yesterday honoured with your Excellency’s favour of the 23d—Should it be necessary hereafter to appoint a Court Martial—for the trial of Captain McCurdy I will do it and direct them to report their proceedings to your Excellency. I have the Honour to be with the highest Respect Dear General yr mst obed. Servt N.B. I have conversed with Mr Livingston with respect to he is convinced you...
It has just been hinted to me, in a private way, that as Count Rochambeau expects soon to embark for Europe he would be glad to receive & carry with him the two peices of ordnance given him by Congress—If the peices are here and you will send what you wish should be engravened on them I will have it done here & the peices forwarded. I have the honor to be My dr Genl with affection & esteem...
The inclosed are forwarded by order of Congress. I have not yet heard from Sr Guy Carleton. I have the honor to be your Excellencys most Ob. servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honor to forward the inclosed papers for your Excellencys perusal. And am my Dr Genl your servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The delegates from south Carolina not having heard from Your Excellency on the subject of the enclosed resolve are inclined to suppose you have not been informed of it--Lest a former copy should have miscarried, I beg leave to send you a duplicate. I have the honor to transmit you a Resolve of yesterday--and the proceedings of a Court of Enquiry on the conduct of Mr Hubbart. I am, with the...
Since closing my public letter I have learned that the committee to whom you r E xce ll ency’ s letter was referred reported in favor of the discharge of Lord Cornwallis’ but it was violently opposed in Congress & among others by Governor Rutledge who was one of the Committee. I have the honor to be With perfect esteem You r most Obe. servant PHi : Dreer Collection.
When your Excellency, some weeks since, took into consideration the number of Servants which should be allowed to the officers of the army—your determinations were confined to the line of the army only—I have to request that your Excellency would again take up the matter and determine the number which shall be allowed to the several grades in all departments of the army. I shall be happy to...
I do my self the honor to enclose for your Excellency inspection a letter I have in idea to submit to Congress if in your opinion a resolution founded thereon will promote the good of the service—pray give me your opinion this evening or in the morning as, if any thing is done, it should go out with the instructions to the recruiting officers & to the several States. I have the honor to be...
The Bearer of this letter Captain Montour waits upon Your Excellency to solicit employ in the Army—I have to request that you will please to detain him in Camp until you hear farther from me on the subject, which you may expect to do in a few days. I am with perfect respect, Your Excellency’s obedt servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.