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His Excellency Genl Washington has fix’d the Hour at 12 o Clock this Day. I am Sr Yr Most Obedt Servt NNU-F : Richard Maass Collection.
Enclosed is the remaining part of the Instructions first given to the Officers superintending Hospitals when the[y] were sent off, which I forgot to give you last Evening, when I gave you the first part. The additional Instructions which I gave last evening are all copied off, ready to be sent to the Office⟨rs⟩ at the several Hospitals. Please to inform me, whether they are agreable to the...
Lt Miller has just returnd from the place where the Refugees old block house stood, about six miles below Fort Lee. By every Account he could collect, they had taken post again on Bergen Point. A company from Delanceys Corps, he understood, had joind Ward. He discoverd but very few Vessels in the North River. I omitted mentioning in my last the willingness and capacity of Capt. Lawrence to...
Agreable to your Excellency’s Directions, I have inquir’d into the Cause of the Dificiencies of Arms in those Brigades near this post —Those in the 1st penna Brigade are owing to Deserters & Recruits who have very lately join’d—The Conductor is now supplying them—The same Reasons are alledg’d for those in the 2nd Maryland—The Conductor of that Brigade is accus’d of Neglect of Duty in not...
General Folsom begs leave to lay before your Excellency a Memorandum of what is immediately wanted at Winter Hill. Viz. three Teems, 20 Wheelbarrows. two Thousand Tenpenny Nails Four, Inch Augres. A Gouge, and four Chizzles. ALS , MHi : Norcross Papers. At the end of this document GW wrote “The Committee, or Commissary of supplies is desired to furnish the above things immediately if to be...
When your Excellency honor’d me with the command of a Regt of light Troops I presumed the operation of the main army would be pointed solely at New York, and that my detachment would constitute the Vanguard of the Army, In that point of view I esteem’d myself happy and did not wish to return to the command of the Brigade which devolved to me on the New arrangement of the army for the Campaign....
I was honor’d with your Letter of the 17tenth the 18tenth in the afternoon. I proceeded without delay to Dobb’s Ferry leaving orders for the detachment to be form’d at King’s Ferry. Saw Capt. Lawrence the morning of the 19tenth concerted measures with him. Return’d to the detachment and found the connecticut Troops had but just arrived, and that the whole had no provision a major part having...
I have made particular Inquiry of Colo. Meig’s Officers relative to the leather Caps—And find they are of opinion that it takes no more leather in quality to make one of them than it does to make a single Shoe. That the quantity of leather in three shoes would make two Caps. They inform me that a common workman will make three of them in a day. And a good workman five—That the caps for the...
The Flagg your Excellency directed me to send is returned. The officer who conducted it informs me That he was not stop ’d till within 150 yds of Kings bridge, & then by a Videte & sentinel only—That no Guards are advanc ’d from York Island this Side the Bridge. that the Hessians and anspack Yagers lay half a mile the other side of the Bridge. That a patrole of six or seven horse come out...
The Honble the Congress having put the Regts in point of numbers & Term of service, on a reputable and permanent footing; and being so much reduc’d in property as not to be able to equip myself properly for the office I at present have the honor to hold; I beg your Excellency would please to grant or obtain leave for me to retire from the staff department and rejoin my Regt, by the first of...
I understand Major Edwards has prefer’d a Complaint against me, on which he has requested I should be orderd in Arrest; and as it regards my official Capacity, I must beg to be indulg’d with an Opportunity to have the matter fully inquir’d into, and determin’d upon by a general Court Martial of the Line. I have the Honor to be with the utmost Respect Yr Excellency’s Most Obedt Humble Servt PHi...