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I am exceeding sorry to hear your State has ordered several Battalions to be raised for the defence of the State only, and this before proper measures are taken to fill the Continental Regiments; You cannot be insensible how unequal any one State is unconnected with the others to defend itself, if the Enemy shou’d make a descent against it with any considerable force; neither have you the...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 11, 1779 . Warns of a probable British undertaking involving the Convention troops. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Jefferson was governor of Virginia.
193General Orders, 10 December 1781 (Washington Papers)
By the United States in Congress assembled Resolved That the Legislature of each State Raise at the expence thereof in the first instance to be reimbursed by the United States so many men as may be necessary to complete the Quota assigned to such State out of the number of Landforces agreed upon in the Resolutions of the third and twenty first days of October 1780—Calculating the Deficiency...
[ Morristown, New Jersey, January 20, 1777. A statement in George Washington’s letter to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison of this date reads: “Be so good as to forward the Inclosed to Captn. Hamilton.” Letter not found. ] Before the Revolution, Harrison, who was a native of Maryland, was a lawyer in Alexandria, Virginia, where he met Washington and became his occasional legal adviser....
195General Orders, 16 July 1775 (Washington Papers)
The Continental Congress having earnestly recommended, that “Thursday next the 20th Instant, be observed by the Inhabitants of all the english Colonies upon this Continent; as a Day of public Humilation, Fasting and Prayer; that they may with united Hearts & Voice, unfeignedly confess their Sins before God, and supplicate the all wise and merciful disposer of events, to avert the Desolation...
It has been reported to me that you have in your hands a quantity of hospital stores purchased for public use which you refuse to deliver, alleging that they were procured on private credit. Whenever a public officer purchases articles for the public, it is taken for granted that it is on public credit, and a detention of them to the injury of the service cannot be justifiable. I persuade...
197General Orders, 9 February 1777 (Washington Papers)
The General Court Martial held at Chatham, the 8th Inst: whereof Brigadier General St Clair was President, for the trial of Col. Mordecai Buckner, accused of “Shamefully Misbehaving before the Enemy, in thc Action of the 23rd of Jany last,” And of “Quitting his post and party in time of engagement”—have after mature consideration, sentenced the said Col. Mordecai Buckner, to be cashiered, and...
198General Orders, 13 January 1780 (Washington Papers)
As there is a quantity of provisions and forage collected for the army the General is anxious to take advantage of the present favorable weather to bring it to camp & orders two detachments for that purpose to be paraded tomorrow morning 10 ôclock with three days cooked provisions. Varick transcript , DLC:GW . Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell’s orderly book entry for this date includes the...
Instructions were given a few days ago to Colo. Baylor to proceed to Virginia and in concert with Colo. Bland to purchase a number of Horses fit for the use of Light Dragoons. As the number wanted is considerable, I would wish you to undertake part of this Business. If upon your arrival in Virginia you find you can do it to advantage you are to apply to Colo. Baylor for a Copy of the...
Your favor of the 12th instant was delivered me last night. I recollect, that Permission was granted Mrs Hatfield to visit her Husband, & had not the least Doubt, but she would be suffered to return whenever she had an Inclination, unless some singular Circumstances should render it ineligible for a Day or two. Her Detention seems to be by the Mayor, to whom she was referred for a Passport. As...