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Cambridge,10 December 1774. printed : Mass. Provincial Congress, Jours. William Lincoln, ed., The Journals of Each Provincial Congress of Massachusetts in 1774 and 1775, and of the Committee of Safety , Boston, 1838. , p. 73–74. This, the second report on this date of the Committee on the State of the Province, was framed in the form of three resolutions: that the adjournment on 29 October had...
Cambridge,10 December 1774. printed : Mass. Provincial Congress, Jours. William Lincoln, ed., The Journals of Each Provincial Congress of Massachusetts in 1774 and 1775, and of the Committee of Safety , Boston, 1838. , p. 69–72. Prepared by a committee appointed 12 October, originally composed of fifteen members: John Hancock, Joseph Hawley, Joseph Warren, Samuel Dexter, Artemas Ward, James...
The Company of Artificers in the Continental Service here, under the care of Capt. Eayrs, your Excellency did not mention in your directions respecting the Troops, and I must request your directions respecting said Company. It is a very good Company, and if such a Company be wanted in the Continental Service I believe a better cannot be had. Sargent’s and Hutchinson’s Regiments marched the...
Letter not found: from Major General Artemas Ward, 22 Aug. 1775. On 25 Aug. Ward informed GW : “I wrote your Excy . . . the 22d Inst.”
I have the honour of your Letter of the 29th of July. I am much surprised to hear that the Carbines are not all yet arrived at New york, I forwarded them all agreeable to Your directions, and the last two hundred went from this place the fourth of July for Norwich to the care of Mr Huntington, to whom I wrote every time I sent Arms, or other Articles which were ordered to New york, to forward...
Yours of the twenty eighth of May, I received last evening, and shall give immediate attention to all your Directions. I sent forward the first of last week under the care of Genl Putnam’s Son to be forwarded to New york, five hundred Barrels of powder, five hundred Carbines, and all the other articles which were wrote for. The remaining three hundred Carbines to compleat the eight hundred I...
The first instant I was favoured with your letter of the 13 Octr. Agreeable to your directi⟨ons⟩ I have forwarded those articles mentioned to th⟨e⟩ Q.M.G., and to make up two loads have se⟨nt⟩ a quantity of 10d. nails which were in store h⟨ere⟩ as I understood they were wanted. I am sorry that the Enemy have been a⟨ble⟩ to get any of their ships up the north River, a⟨nd⟩ interrupting our...
Yesterday I received from Mr Glover, Agent at Marblehead, a Box of broad Swords, which he lately found in the Scotch Ship Ann, that was taken some time since. Also received from Mr Bradford, Agent for Continental prizes, the inclosed Invoice, of articles which he has in his hands. The reason he gave for delaying it so long, was, the plaids were infected with the small pox, and he thought it...
Letter not found: from Major General Artemas Ward, 9 Jan. 1776. On this date Horatio Gates wrote to Ward: “By His Excellencys Command, I am to acquaint you in Answer to your Letter of this morning, by The Orderly Adjutant: that he approves for the present of your sending the Remainder of Captain Bisels Company to Squantum but thinks hereafter a Good Militia Company had better be Station’d at...
Your Letter of the twenty third instant I received last Evening, and shall carry your Orders into execution as soon as possible. The General Assembly of New Hampshire some time since applied to me for the powder which that Colony lent the Continent last Summer, I referred them to your Excellency for an Order, but since the retreat of General Sullivan they have urged the great necessity of...