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I have the honor to inclose to your Excellency a Letter from Colo. Hazen to myself, by which you will see his anxiety to have his regiment with him on the canadian expedition, with which our own wishes warmly correspond. The greater part of our men are Canadians & New England-men, to whom this step would give new life, and who would act with redoubled vigor, besides their presence in canada...
I have made it my particular business since I have been stationed at this place, to make use of every mean⟨s⟩ in my power to procure intelligence of the movements and designs of the Enemy; but nothing worthy of your Excellency’s attention offering, I have omitted writing untill the present. I have it from good authority that the Troops who were with Governor Tryon to the Eastward, have...
Letters not found : from Lt. Col. John Taylor, 30 July 1779. GW wrote Taylor on 5 Aug.: “I have duly received Your two favors of the 30th of July” ( DLC:GW ).
Letter not found : from John Taylor, 2 Aug. 1779. On 5 Aug., GW wrote Taylor: “I have duly received Your two favors of the 30th of July and 2d Instant.”
Letter not found : from John Taylor, 6 Aug. 1779. On 10 Aug., GW wrote Taylor: “I have been duly favored with your letter of the 6th inst.”
Letter not found : from John Taylor, 7 Aug. 1779. On 12 Aug., GW wrote Taylor: “Your favor of the 7th came to my hands about an hour ago.”
The intelligence which I last transmitted to your Excy is in part confirmed. It is certain that the enemy have repaired their flat bottomd boats—but for the present have deferred the expedition which they had in view. The reinforcement arrived with Adml Arbuthnot will amount to more than three thousand men many of them sick, consisting of two Scotch Regiments and two small companies of German...
Letter not found : from John Taylor, 17 Sept. 1779. On 19 Sept., GW wrote Taylor: “I have recd your favr of the 17th.” In his letter to John Jay of 19–20 Sept., GW quoted the text of an intelligence report that Taylor apparently included as part of this letter.
ALS : American Philosophical Society I find myself under very great difficulty how to address you on a matter of private concern, when your time is so much taken up with public business but presuming on the many former instances of kindness you have shewn me, I hope to meet your forgiveness, if I act improperly by requesting your opinion on an affair of great moment to myself & large family....
It gives me great uneasyness that the Militia of this County By their riotous behavour have prevented my making a proper return to you. On the day appointed for the Draft they assembled in a Mob, and disarm’d the Officers as they came to the field, and took from me the papers relative to the draft which prevented my carrying it on. I had a Court Martial held according to Law, and many were...