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I duly received your letter of the 15th of March, which hurry of business has prevented my acknowledging sooner. Last night brought me your favour of the 28th—The propositions made by you to Congress for the arrangement of the Army this campaign appears to me, upon the whole best adapted to our circumstances; and especially since so much of the season has elapsed without entering upon it I am...
My nephew waits on you to present his thanks for the honor You meant to confer on him, by appointing him one of your Aids—and, at the same time to assign his reasons for declining the favor. If he should not be explicit in doing this, when I next have the pleasure of seeing you at head Quarters, I shall not fail to do it myself. Be assured my dear Sir, that I shall entertain a proper sense of...
I have received your favor of today with the inclosure—the contents of which shall be attended to. I am, with great esteem & regard DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I shall ride up to Morris Town this morning and return in the evening. Should you communicate an alarm to the Camp by the firing of your piece of Cannon, I shall direct it to be repeated by the signal Gun at Chatham, by which means it will reach me immediately—You very well know the inconveniencies of giving the Country a false Alarm, and am persuaded you will not, on that account, take up any...
I have directed the first Pennsylvania Brigade to be held in readiness in order to move at such time and in such a manner as will best answer your views: of these you will be pleased to give me notice. I am, &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
For the considerations mentioned in your Letter this day, I will releive you in the Morning. In the meanwhile, I beg of you to exert yourself in remedying the defects occasioned by the departure of those Militia who are gone from their Posts, lest we be unguarded & sustain some consequent disaster. I am, Sincerely and Affectionately Your DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have received your letter of the 14th and approve the measures you are taking. With regard to the light infantry you will see by the late General order, that I have ordered each regiment to furnish a company consisting of twenty rank and file. This is to be increased afterwards in proportion to the strength of the regiments—This appears to me to be the best plan to begin with. I think of...
I have been duly favoured with your Letters of the 20th 21. and 22 Inst. It was not my intention that the Companies of Light Infantry should finally consist of different numbers—My design was at present to draw out twenty men from each Regiment for that service, and to augment the Companies hereafter to the full establishment, whenever the strength of the several Regts will to admit of it. As...
Though I am sensible how important your services will be in this quarter; yet as to the Southward, there is an army to be created, the mass of which is at present without any formation at all, your services there will be still more essential—and as I am persuaded your inclination is to be wherever you can be most useful, I have recommended it to Congress to send you with General Greene to the...
I have received the three Letters you did me the favor to write, before you Left Philadelphia; and have made, representation to Congress respecting the Inspector Department agreeable to your request. This Moment I am also favored with Yours of the 24th Ulto from Richmond, and am pleased to find you are still pursuing, with indefatigable industry, those measures which will tend so much to...