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I have called on General McDougle & Informed him Confidentially of the State of Our Army he Says there is about 600 Continental Troops here with two Massa. Militia Regts he is of opinion that The Continental Troops here Should be Sent forward & that the State Should Garrison this post; for which purpose he will call on Mr Jay, and consult with him upon the most Effectual Measures to bring it...
Nothing can be more painful to me than the Repetition of a request which is known to be Disagreable to a Commander to whom America in General & myself in particular Stand So much indebted—after So polite a Refusal as I have once had I Should have Remained forever Silent upon the Subject: did not pure necessity which knows no Law Compell me to repeat my request —I Sincerely Lament my being...
I am informed by Genl He[a]th & the Council of B⟨os⟩ton that an English fleet has anchord off the Harbour of Boston & from the accounts you gave me of Lord Howes Fleet suppose it to be the same sent in to block up Count Destiang that the Reinforcement detachd to the Relief of Rhode-Island might meet with no Interruption in its passage —What seems to give credibility to the Supposition is, that...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 7 June 1777. GW wrote Sullivan on 7 June : “Yours of this date just come to hand.”
I have the Honor to Inclose Your Excy by Directions of the Committee a Copy of a Letter from Govr Read with Copy of the proposals made by the Committee to the Mutineers of the Pensylvania Line by which first it appears that they are Determined to Accept of the Terms offered & we flatter ourselves That this unhappy Dispute will Soon be brought to a favorable Issue. I have the Honor to be most...
I was yesterday honoured with your Exceellenceys favor of the 11th Instant I have as yet heard nothing of the Fleet Seen off Stamford. I this morning Received the Inclosed Letter from General Prescott with a Large Box containing Packages for myself the Governor Council Representatives Ministers of the Gospel &c. in this State; They Contain Proclamations Similar to the one Inclosed. I have...
I am sorry to inform your Excellency, that I am under the painful necessity of leaving a Service, to which, I am by principle, & interest attached; and, among the variety of mortifications I must suffer in quitting it, that of being deprived the pleasure of serving under your Excellency, stands among the foremost—My Health is too much impair’d, to be recover’d, but by a total release from...
I had the honor of Receiving your Excellenceys favors of the 3d & 5th Instant & have Since waited in Expectation of having it in my power to give your Excellencey Some Intelligence of Importance from this Quarter There was an appearance Some time Since of an Evacuation of Rhode Island: about three Days Since I thought it almost Certain; but Some new maneuvres have Since taken place which...
At three Quarters after 11 of Clock forenoon I received a Letter from Genl Thompson of Which the Inclosed is a Copy. I find that he has proceeded in the Manner proposed & made his Attack on the Troops at three Rivers at Day light for at that time a very heavy Cannonading began which lasted with Some Intervals to Twelve of Clock. it is now near one P.M. the firing has Ceased, Except Some...
I This morning before Day Break had the Honor of Receg your Excellenceys favor of the 20th Instant & Shall in Consequence Take Every measure to Discover the Enemys Intentions in this Quarter. I have Lately had a number of Inhabitants Sent from the Island; a number of Deserters have Lately come off & persons which I Sent on for Intelligence have returned: from all these I can Collect nothing...