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Permit me to introduce to Your Excellency’s Civilities & attention the Count del Vermé an Italian Noblemn of Family & distinction on a tour thro’ America. This Gentleman comes warmly recommended by our Ministers at the Court of Versailles and from the Acquaintance I have had the pleasure to make with him does honor to his high birth & Education. I am &ca Go: Washington To Genl Sullivan & Jno....
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Letter of the 24th of febry. Circumstanced as our affairs are, it is impracticable for me, to comply with your request, for a Body of Continental Troops to be stationed at Stamford: some Aid, however, may be given to your State Troops, by the Countenance & Increase of our marching parties, who are patroling on the Lines, & may extend as far as the...
I enclose a Letter from Major Tallmadge to Your Excellency which came under a flying seal to my hands; the observations contained in it appear to be highly worthy of consideration. The importance of absolutely cutting off all manner of commerce & illicit intercourse with the Enemy is so great, and at the same time so obvious, that I conceive it only necessary to recommend the subject, without...
I do myself the honor to enclose you the extract of a letter, which I have lately received from His Excellency the Minister of France, on the subject of the amazing quantities of provisions which the enemy draw, from the States contiguous to New York. The evil complained of has been long growing, and has at length arisen to a height truly alarming. I persuade myself no arguments will be...
The foegoing was put into the post Office agreeable to its Date, to be conveyed to your Excellency, but thro’ the Inattention of the post Master was made up in the Southern Mail—And on its return from Philadelphia by the Eastern post, was captured with his Mail & carried into N. York, which forms a Necessity for transmitting this Duplicate. With great Regard & Esteem I have the Honor to be...
I am honored with your Excellency’s Letter of the 21st of June. Captain Johnson, who was the Bearer of it, had permission granted to him to go to the Enemy’s Lines for the purpose of carrying Money to the prisoners. That your Excellency may be fully informed on what footing the Exchange of naval prisoners now stands, I have directed the Commissary of prisoners to report to you, what he has...
I have been honored with your two Letters of the 21st & 23d of this Month. Your Excellency’s reply to Dean’s Letter I read with great Satisfaction—and the pleasure was hightened by findg that it contained not only your own Sentiments, but also conveys the Sense of the Legislative Body of your State—From a variety of circumstances I view the present, as the most critical Moment, that we have...
I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency, the Copy of a Letter of this date to Colonel Canfield, prohibiting the practice of sending Flags from, or receiving them at any place except the Post of Dobbs’ Ferry—This I thought essentially necessary for many reasons, which I doubt not will occur to your Excellency, and therefore request your aid in carrying the measure into effect; and that...
I had the Honor to receive your Excellencys Favor of the 24th of April—inclosing a Copy of your Letter to Congress on the Subject of American prisoners confined in England—with your Sentiments on the Necessity of Retaliation. I am sorry to inform your Excellency, that a Meeting of Commissioners which had, Among other Matters, been concerted for the purposes of a general Exchange, comprehendg...
I have the Honor to acknowlege your Favor of the 6th instant— and to thank your Excellency with great Sincerity for the very cordial and affectionate Congratulations which you are pleased to express on our late Success in Virginia. I must earnestly hope that this Event may be productive of all those happy Consequences which your Excellency mentions; and I think that its good Effects cannot...
It being of the utmost importance that a quantity of salted Provision, not less than 1000 Barrels should be immediately shipped from Connecticut River to Rhode Island—The Quarter Master General has dispatched Mr Mix an Officer in his Department (who will have the honor of delivering this Letter to your Excellency) to see that business carried instantly into execution. I pray Your Excellency...
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Favor of the 31st ulto—I most ardently wish that your Orders for reinforcing & supplying the Army, may be carried into Execution with a Zeal & Ardor equal to that with which, I am persuaded, they are given. Money for the Pay of the Troops of your Line will be exceedingly welcome—the sooner it arrives the more salutary will be its Consequences. It will...
I am obliged again to trouble your Excellency with the Distress we are in for Want of Provisions to feed the Troops—by a Return from the Comsy Genl of Issues, we have received from the 12th of May to this Day only 312 Head of Cattle—& those in the followg Proportions—Vizt. N. Hampshire 30 Massachusetts Bay 230 Connecticut 52 312 from this Supply, with the Help of Salted Provision, we have...
Inclosed your Excellency will receive Copy of a Letter addressed to me from General Parsons, representg the Situation of the Troops of your Line of the Armey. I feel myself so distressed at this Representation, not only as it affects the Troops themselves, but from the Apprehension I have of the Consequences which may, from their feelings, be produced to the general Service; that, altho it is...
I am honored with Your Excellency’s Letter of the 30th Inst. together with the several Enclosures. The measures which have been taken by your Legislature to produce a prompt compliance with the requisitions upon the State, are of a good complexion, and afford me great satisfaction— I flatter myself the ample powers with which your Excellency & your Council are invested, will be strenuously...
I flatter myself the proper Measures have been before this Time taken to procure the Number of Men for Continental and Militia service, required by my Letter of the 24th May from Weathersfield. In the Calculation which I then made of the Aid of Militia which would be necessary to support the Operations which we have in View, I included sixteen hundred from Pennsylvania, but that State having...
It having been represented to me that some powder has been made by your Excellency’s directions, at Glassenbury & New Haven in this state, of materials belonging to the Continent, I take the liberty earnestly to request that such measures may be taken by the State as will transport it to Fishkill with the utmost expedition— great care being had that it should not be injured by the weather on...
I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency a Resolution of Congress respecting mounting and equipping the Corps of Dragoons raised by this State of Connecticut. I am the more induced to wish this may be done, as Colonel Sheldon’s is now the only Regiment of Cavalry destined to act with the Army under my immediate command, and as the number of men in that Regiment now mounted are totally...
By the Letter from the Quarter Master General, transmitted herewith, Your Excellency will be pleased to observe the necessity of furnishing the Camp Equipage specified in the estimate for the Troops of Your State, as also the reason why this application was not made at an earlier period. Every other effort for a supply, having failed of success, this is the last resource now remaining—And I...
By an almost total failure of the Supplies of Beef Cattle, demanded by Congress of the Eastern States; I find we are again reduced to the verge of Distress, (Our little Magazines, which were laid up for an emergency being entirely exhausted) and that there is no prospect of immediate relief, but from the salted provisions of Connecticut. I have therefore to request in the most earnest manner,...
Having been obliged to make a very considerable temporary detachment from the Army, I am under the necessity of immediately calling in what Recruits may be raised in the neighbouring States to replace it—I have directed the superintending officers at the different places of rendezvous to do this, but I must request your Excellency, if it possibly can be done, to furnish them in whole or in...
I was yesterday honored with your Excellencys Letter of the 31 of Janry by Genl Knox. The exertions the Eastern States are making afford me great satisfaction. I am sorry there should be so much justice, in Your Excellencys observation respecting the irregularity of supply & consequent waste of the live Cattle sometimes sent to the Army. It is easy to trace this Irregularity & misfortune to...
Under the circumstances, Your Excellency states in your letter of the 12th, there is to me no doubt that Wilson may be detained and punished notwithstanding the sanction of a flag. But there is a fact alleged by the enemy, which would intirely change the nature of the case. They pretend, that Wilson came out under a passport or permit from Col. Wells of your Militia, while Commanding Officer...
I have the honor to inform your Excellency of the sailing of the Embarkation, which I mentioned in my Letter of the 13th of December. The Fleet consisting of thirty two Sail, left the Hook on the 22nd Ulto with a Detachment of about Sixteen hundred Troops on Board, under the command of Arnold. It is conjectured they are designed as a further reinforcement to the Southern Army, which is said to...
Inclosed are the Returns called for in your Excellency’s letter of the 27th ulto. Colo. Sheldon is directed to make that of his Regiment immediately to you—That, with those now transmitted, will, I believe, include all the Men belonging to the State of Connecticut, who are serving in any department of the Continental Army. I have the honor to be with very great Respect Your Excellency’s Most...
I have this morning received Your Excellency’s favor of the 15th: I have likewise had information from New York, that the enemy were preparing to make a move of some kind, but all my intelligences suppose that it will be a further detachment to the southward—Indeed, the situation of their affairs in that quarter seem to require a reinforcement. Should they however turn their views towards the...
I submitted to the interference of the State of Connecticut last Year with respect to the Cantonment of the Horse, without any animadversion or remark, because I was hopeful that the impropriety of it would appear to them, and prevent the like in future. I shall, (as it is the request of the State, and because it is my wish to harmonize, as much as possible, with the Civil Authority in the...
I have this day forwarded a passport to New York for the Brig Jenny to proceed from thence to New London as a Flag of truce with Cloathing for the prisoners at Rutland, and to carry back such of them as have been lately exchanged. An Officer has permission to go with the Cloathing to Rutland and return. The Vessel is directed to lay in such part of the port as the commanding Officer there...
On my arrival at this place, I met with your Excellency’s favor of the 27th November, and immediately gave Orders for the Returns which you request therein. They shall be transmitted to you, as soon as they are brought in. I have given directions to Colonel Sheldon to make the Return of his Regiment immediately to you—I very much regret that the requistion of Congress, for your quota of men,...
The Bearer is sent by the Quarter Master General purposely to superintend the forwarding a quantity of Cloathing from Springfield to New Burg --indeed the whole of our dependance in that Article, as far as I can see, for the Winter. The Quarter Master General is in hopes that His Deputies will be able to find the means of transportation without applying to your Excellency for assistance, but...