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I have received your letter of the 9th instant. I feel for the disagreeableness of your situation and should be happy the circumstances of the service would enable me to make it better—but you are sensible of the difficulties in the way of employing officers not attached to corps, in our service. It is true that the arrangement of Col. Armands legion has been left to me; but it is now fully...
Some particular Circumstances having produced an Alteration in my Plan of Operations—there will be no Occasion for the Services of the Pilots at present—they may therefore be desired to return to their several Homes as soon as they please. You will make a Return to me of the Expence incurred by your & the Other Pilots Attendance on this Call—& I will endeavour to procure you Payment as soon as...
I have rec’d yours of the first instant. The want of money need be no Obstacle to your proceeding upon the Service required, as you will receive a supply for that purpose upon your Arrival here. I am Sir Your most Obedt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
A considerable fleet of french men of War, chiefly Ships of the line, has just arrived at Sandy Hook, under the command of Admiral Count D’estaing. As the Admiral is a Stranger to our Coast, and is come for the purpose of co-operating with us against the Enemy, it is absolutely necessary that he should be immediately provided with a number of skillful pilots, well acquainted with the Coast &...
On the receipt of this, I wish to procure a number of those Pilot s that you formerly engag’d, and who ar e par ticularly acquainted with the Navigation of the Hook & North River, and with them repair, as soon as possible to Capt. Dennis’s at Baskenridge, where you’ll continue ’till you receive further orders from Genel Foreman of Monmouth County; after you have procur’d the Pilots , & sent...
[ West Point ] October 5, 1779 . Asks Dobbs to report to Headquarters in order to serve as a pilot for D’Estaing. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Dobbs was a pilot of Fishkill, New York.
By a variety of Accounts received through different channels and which from the correspondence between them appear to be probably true—it would seem as if Your & Captain Shaw’s services may be again called for, and in the course of a very few days—if not immediately. I wish You to keep the matter an entire secret; but at the same time that you will be in readiness to proceed to Rhode Island on...
It is my wish to see you here as soon as possible and I entreat that you will come without a moment’s delay. I want to consult you on a most important and interesting point & such as will not admit of the least procrastination. I know your zeal for the public service and am confident you will use every degree of diligence upon the occasion. I wish you to inform yourself, if you are not...
I am happy in receiving this public mark of the esteem of the Minister, Elders and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in Kingston. Convinced that our Religious Liberties were as essential as our lives, my endeavors have never been wanting to encourage & promote the one while I have been contending for the other—and I am highly flattered by finding that my efforts have met the...
I have been favd with yours of the 12th inclosing Copy of your speech to the Oneidas and Tuscarora’s. I think you were perfectly right in ordering back and detaining the three Onondagas to whom you had granted their liberty upon parole, untill they should send back the seven who had made their escape. I congratulate you and the other Commissioners upon the happy prospect of the success of Genl...