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The Commander in Chief having desired our Opinion in what order the Troops composing the Light Infantry of the Army should be Posted. We are of Opinion—That the same Principle which has been adopted for Posting the Troops in the Line of the Army should also govern in the Light Infantry and that the Troops of each State should have their Geographical position the same as is the Line of the...
At a meeting of the Convention for establishing the Society of the Cincinnati, this 19 June 1783, Voted That His Excellency the Commander in Chief be requested to Officiate as President General, until the first general meeting, to be held in May next. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the Honor to transmit your Excellency the Abstracts of the Muster Rolls for the Months of July and August: and to the Report of the Inspection made by Colonel Stewart I have added the Original. The account which he gives of the Army is so minute and just that I have nothing to add except what respects the Progress which the Troops have made in Exercise and Manoeu v res. As your...
I am just favord with your Excellencys Letter of this date, not expecting when I left Fish Kill to command a Division, I took a serjeants guard from Colo. Malcoms Regiment to prevent as much as possible the taking of the Continental Troops from their Regiments when the Business of my Department might oblige me to go from one part of the Army to another—I now only waited a proper Oppt. to send...
Your Excellency having referred to our consideration the claim of Mr Robert Hoakesly to the goods found in his store at York town in Virginia, and by a board of General Officers held on the 24th of October 1781, adjudged to be forfeited—beg leave to report. That having read and considered the memorial of Mr Hoakesly—the proceedings of the board above mentioned, and the depositions of Mr...
As the Peculiarity of my Situation requires an immediate Explanation with Congress, I have it in Consideration to proceed to Philadelphia, taking the York and Jersey Lines in my Rout. It is unnecessary to inform your Excellency of the Circumstances which render this Measure indispensibly necessary; your own Observations will prevent me the Pain of recapitulating them. A Delicacy due to my own...
In consequence of your directions I have sett aside, next Tuesday for drafting the Light Infantry—I have consulted with General Howe, for the purpose, and ordered, from each Regiment—thirty men with Six Sergeants; of which, I will choose Twenty men & three Serjeants, to form a Company of Infantry. I am your Excellency’s most humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Committee appointed to Confer with me on the Subject of Your Excellencys letter, where of oppinion that by the inclosed Resolve Every Arrangement Respecting the Evacuation and Garrisoning of the Posts on the frontier Was left to the sole direction of Your Excellency; and altho the y approved of the proposed Measure for my journey to Canada and my proposition of taking an ingenier with me,...
Maj. Lomagne will represent to your Excellency the present State of Colo. Armands Corps—the distress I was in for Cavalry in Jany last obliged me to employ this Corps on the Lines at Portsmouth, where by the activity of Mon. Lomagne they were extremely servicable, till they were so harrassed that I was under the necessity of with drawing them from Service & sending thanks for your Activity &...
Inclosed I have the honor to present the report of a board of Officers on Captain Segonds affair the papers relating there to are also forwarded. The Opinion of the board I hope will meet with Your Excellencys approbation. I beg leave to congratulate Your Excellency on the near prospect of Peace, this event which we have so long wished for will give happiness to thousands. Your Excellencys...