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The defenceless Situation of this place and the great quantity of public Stores in the different Departments sent here from Philada induced Me on my coming here the 28 Instt to apply to Gov. Livingston for some Militia —About forty continental Troops discharged by the Doctors from the Hospitals entered under Capt. Rice of the Artillery who at Mr Mease Colo. Mifflin & my request Consented to...
Yesterday afternoon I left this place and went to Fort Mercer & hearing at that post about 7 OClock in the evening that the Enemy were advanced as far as this place I took back roads through the pines & tho all night & this morning ⟨ illegible ⟩ I am this moment arrived here, The Enemy left this at half after 4 OClock this morning in Number I beleive about three thousand some say 4000 they...
Since I wrote from Haddonfield I have seen Mr Saml Clements who was Guide to the enemy he is a man of business Says they consist of at least 2500 Men mostly Hessians he heard the Word Donnop often mentioned & thinks he commands[.] Coll Blaine was at Fort Mercer at 8 OClock this morning and got in Sixty head of Cattle, & Near one thousand Gallons of Spirits are in the neighbd of Gloucester...
Col. Wadsworth & my Self after arranging our business in Philada left that City this day at Ten OClock and about 7 this afternoon intelligence was brought Gen. Dickinson at Trenton that the Enemy were advanced as far as the Drawbridge on Crosswick Creek about four Miles from Trenton on the Road to Bordentown, Gen. Dickinson ordered the Militia posted at Trenton & Col. Morgans Corps to March to...
This moment, Judge Herring, whose residence is near Tappaan, came here, on his flight nortward, and says, that the principal part, of the Light Horse, under Col. Baylor, and The Militia, who were advanced, near Orange Town, have been surrounded, and cutt of[f] or taken; That a Body of the Enemy, Landed at Dobbs Ferry, last evening and that they, are beyond doubt, by this time, at Clarks Town....
To obtain useful and necessary knowledge for the purpose of carrying on an Expedition against the Indians of the Six Nations the following questions have been propounded & answered. Questions Answers Through Genl Hand By Cols. Coxe & Patterson By Colo. Chs Stewart 1st Which branch of the East branch of Susquehannah is it that leads in to, or near the Settlements of the Six Nations, & is made...
Your Excellency’s Instructions of the 21st Instant I receiv’d Yesterday and for Answer beg leave to inform you that being desirous to know the state of the Stores in my Department on the first of this Month and to have if possible regular Monthly Returns in future from the respective Deputy-Commissaries-General to enable me at all times to furnish Your Excellency with Accurate Monthly Returns...
The returns from the Magazine at New Windsor and posts on the rout from this City to the North River enabled me to lay before the Committee of Congress for the Commy Dept. The Board of War and Legislatures of New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, a State of our supply in flour, and to call their attention to procuring that Article in time to prevent the present want of Bread. I take the liberty to...
Since the return presented Your Excellency by Chas Stewart, on the fourth Instant, Seven hundred Barrls of Flour and Indian Meal, has been received at this Magazine, and only Eleven Barrells of Beef and pork, and thirty head of Cattle from Lancaster. It is truely distressing to Us, to inform Your Excelly, that the supply of Meat, will be totaly exhausted, on friday next at farthest, The Flour...
The above return with about One hundred Cattle received to day will furnish the Troops in Camp and General Maxwells Brigade with Twenty two days Bread & Eight days Meat at One pound of Beef ⅌ ration. If your Excellency thinks it proper the ration may be made up to a pound from the first of June and continued at that rate, And the deficiencys in May be settled in Each Brigade and the Army paid...