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I am very sorry to find by the Report of the Baron Steuben there is no probability that we shall be put in possession of the Western Posts this fall—in consequence of this information and the late season of the year I have directed the Movement of the Troops to be stopped, & the preparations to be suspended until farther Orders. Major Giles (who is the bearer of this Letter) having occasion to...
Under the urgent necessity of making immediate preparations for occupying the Western Posts as soon as they shall be evacuated by the Enemy, which was stated very fully in the Letter I had the honor to address to your Excellency a few day ago by Col. Humphrys; I consider myself obliged to request in the most pressing manner that you will advance five hundred Pounds or a larger sum if...
I have received a call from Congress to repair to Princeton; whether for any special purpose, or generally to remain there till the definitive Treaty shall arrive, the Resolve is not expressive. I mean therefore, if the intention of that body is not more fully explained in a few days, to go prepared for the latter so soon as I can adjust matters here, and Mrs Washington’s health (for at...
Since my return from the Northward I have made particular enquiry into the state of the Boats which may be rendered fit for service on the Western Waters, and find the number very small that are capable of being repaired, the expence of effecting which & transporting them to Schenectady it is imagined will equal or exceed the cost of building new Ones at that place. I have also written by the...
In conformity to Mr Izard’s request, I take the liberty to enclose to your Excellency a Letter from Mrs Delancy to him, describing the outrages which have been committed in the County of West-Chester, I am well assured that every species of licentiousness and disorder hath, and will meet with your displeasure; and I have therefore informed Mr Izard, that measures have been taken, for the...
I have received, and thank you for your Sentiments of a Peace Establishment for this Country—and with the sincerest esteem & regard I have the honor to be Dr Sir, Yr Most Obedt Affecte Servt NN .
In consequence of a Resolution of Congress ordering Arrangements to be formed by me & the Minister at War for the Liberation of Prisoners—& directing a Negociation to be entered into with Sir Guy Carleton, for the Delivery of the British Posts, I am this Moment returned from Ringwood, where I went Yesterday, to meet & have a Conference with General Lincoln—As the Negociation with Sir Guy, has...
I inclose to your Excellency a Copy of a Letter which I have received by Yesterdays post. As it involves a variety of Considerations, & I would write to get the best Information on its Subject that I can, before I give my Sentiments to the Gentlemen—I have to request that your Excellency will favor me with your Tho’ts in as extensive a View as you think proper—& to give them to me at the...
Impressed with the same Ideas as are mentioned in your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterday, I have this day previous to the receipt of yours transmitted to Brigr Genl McLean, commandg in the District of Niagara, Copies of several late Communications from Sir Guy Carleton—One of the Proclamations of the King of G. Britain for Cessation of Hostilities, and a New York Newspaper, containg the...
With infinite satisfaction I communicate to your Excellency the inclosed Extracts from Sir Guy Carletons official Letter which has this Moment come to my Hand, by a British Officer—announcing a Certainty of the glorious Event of a general Peace. On this happy Occasion your Excellency will be pleased to accept my warmest & most sincere Congratulations. With the greatest Esteem & Regard I have...