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I am favoured with Yours and have sent to collect all our Packhorses (for the Waggons are gone forward) and propose sending off forty, if so many are to be found, loaded with Flower—They will be at CumberLd on Teussday night; And a further suply, may be afterwards sent when the General’s pleasure is known with regard to your march. I could have wishd to inform you of the generals arrival here....
I have sent thirty Pack horses and one Waggen loaded with Flour, amounting to about Seven Thousand Wt; More would have been sent, had horses or Waggens been here. By intelligence from Major Halket I find the General leavs Loudon to day, so that Colonel Bouquet may be expected from the Westward before the Genl arrives here; And a further suply sent your forces if their stay at CumberLd makes it...
I have the Pleasure to inform you that General Forbes arrived Yesterday at Juniata Crossing, and is looked for here by twelve OClock; It is but this minute I understood he had left Fort Loudoun; It seems the Generals health exceeds our Expectations, as he bears the Journey well & has proceeded with great expedition these two days past. Your Letters were forwarded immediatly on my receiving...
Ever since I understood that the Land whereon Mrs Washington lived joining Mr Hunters was for Sale I have had an Inclination to purchase it, but till now was not in circumstances to propose the matter to you—I have heard that the Tract contains about 600 Acres and that it is held at £3 ⅌ Acre—If these are your lowest terms, I would not dispute them, were my terms of Payment agreable to...
Your favour of 28th March relating to the Land adjoining Mr Hunters I should have acknowledg’d last Week; but had hopes of seeing you here at the Race —The Terms of Two Thousand Pounds will suit me at five annual payments—I expect to discharge the Debt sooner, but as you are willing to let the money remain in my hands on Interest—will accept of that Indulgence—Be so good to inform me when I...
Letter not found: from Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 3 July 1776. On 4 July GW wrote to Mercer : “I am to acknowledge the receipt of your favours of Yesterday & this morng.”
Letter not found: from Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 4 July 1776. On this date GW wrote to Mercer : “I am to acknowledge the receipt of your favours of Yesterday & this morng.”
On examining Bergen Neck I found some stock of black Cattle & Horses still remaind there—and that some familys on the Point held an Intercourse with the Enemy—Col. Ford assured me he would have all those removed to day—His force amounts to no more than 350, and those begin to be dissatisfyd at remaining on Duty while the Militia of the Neighborhood are dismissd —after leaving proper Guards at...
Nothing extraordinary has happened here; The Frigate that appeard yesterday under Sail standing towards the Town is now out of View—supposd to be in Princes Bay—At this Post & the Blazing Starr are posted about 1000 of the N. Jersey Militia—They begin to be so anxious to return to their Harvest, under the apprehension of their familys being without support, if they continue longer that I have...
This Morning Lord Howe sent Lt Reeve of the Eagle Man of War, with a flag of Truce to this Post—He delivered me the Letters which accompany this —Nothing worthy your attention has happened here since I had the honor to re[c]eive your Instructions of the 11th Inst. by Mr Ross —The Enemies Guards in our view continue without any new movement—From their Number it is probable that two Regiments...