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Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 19, 1777. Discusses advantages of an overt declaration of war by France. Corrects error in estimate of British losses at Danbury, Connecticut. Questions purpose of General William Howe’s recent moves. Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Charles François Adrien le Paulnier, Chevalier d’Annemours, was...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 20, 1777. Describes General William Howe’s latest moves. Orders McDougall either to remain at present post or return to Peekskill. LS , in writing of H, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California; Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The draft of this letter is endorsed to Alexander McDougall and Brigadier General John Glover....
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 20, 1777. Discusses General William Howe’s latest movements. Reviews orders to Brigadier Generals John Glover and Alexander McDougall concerning these movements. Orders stand-by preparations in case of attack on Ticonderoga. Emphasizes need of continued intelligence from New York. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 21, 1777. Warns Elliott that any further delay in appearing at Headquarters will result in a replacement being appointed to his position in the regiment. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Elliott was a colonel, Fourth Virginia Regiment.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 22, 1777. Orders Putnam to prepare for a probable British attack up the North River. States that enemy has abandoned Brunswick and will probably also leave Amboy. Orders stores to be removed from Fishkill. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 23, 1777. Approves of McDougall’s return to Peekskill. States that British are leaving New Jersey. Warns McDougall to expect an attack up North River. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 23, 1777. Regrets inability to supply field pieces. Is pleased with report on quota of troops. Advises Trumbull on exchange of Danbury prisoners. Praises American attack on British evacuating Brunswick. Df , in writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Trumbull was governor of Connecticut.
Quibbletown [ New Jersey ] June 25, 1777. Grants permission for Baron d’Arendt to visit Philadelphia and advises D’Arendt to consult Congress on plan for Prussian treaty. LS , in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. Henry Leonard Philip, Baron d’Arendt, commander of the German Battalion at Quibbletown.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 27, 1777. Appoints Malcom to the command of a regiment. Gives instructions for completion of this regiment. Orders Malcom to the field. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Malcom had been a major and then a colonel of the New York Militia. The regiment referred to in this letter was one of the Sixteen Additional Continental...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 30, 1777. Discusses disposal of artillery imported in the Amphitrite. Emphasizes need for centralized regulations for procuring supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The first of Beaumarchais’s supply ships.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 30, 1777. Countermands order from Northern Department demanding guns. Discusses disposal of artillery that arrived on the Amphitrite. States that Tousard is to return to Du Coudray, and that French engineers will be sent to Du Coudray. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Lewis Tousard, captain of artillery in the French army....
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] July 1, 1777. Reports news of attack on Ticonderoga. Warns of probable attack on Peekskill. Orders Clinton to call out militia to defend the area around Peekskill. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] July 2–4, 1777. Approves of suggested exchange of prisoners, but states that Colonel Elias Boudinot must first be consulted. Refuses request for arms. Discusses probable British moves and American plans to counteract these moves. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] July 4, 1777. Discusses Drummond’s breach of parole. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Lee was a prisoner of the British in New York City. Lord James Drummond.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] July 5, 1777. Approves of Rutledge’s and Brigadier General Robert Howe’s decision not to attack St. Augustine. Discusses British failure to move against Philadelphia. Speculates on whether the center of the next British attack will be the Hudson River or Philadelphia. Describes American plans to counteract either move. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers,...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] July 7, 1777. Speculates on purpose of attack on Ticonderoga. Warns Trumbull that British may attack eastern states rather than advance up North River. Gives permission for use of arms from Springfield arsenal if Connecticut is attacked. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Pompton Plains [ New Jersey ] July 12, 1777. Orders Putnam to keep Brigadier General John Glover in readiness to march to Ticonderoga, to send Brigadier General John Nixon’s men on to join their brigade, and to forward field pieces to Major General Philip Schuyler. Warns of possible attack by Sir William Howe on Peekskill. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Pompton Plains [ New Jersey ] July 13, 1777. Discusses disposal of the artillery imported on Amphitrite. Says that Du Coudray is wrong in assuming that Mauduit du Plessis is aide-de-camp to Brigadier General Henry Knox. States that, as Du Coudray does not yet hold an official position, original arrangements for artillery will continue in effect. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers,...
Pompton Plains [ New Jersey ] July 13, 1777. Discusses supplies sent to Schuyler. Is astonished that there has been no word from Major General Arthur St. Clair. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] July 17, 1777. Is pleased with capture of Major General Richard Prescott. Will try to exchange Prescott for Major General Charles Lee. Praises conduct of Lieutenant Colonel William Barton. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Barton was a lieutenant colonel of the Rhode Island Militia. Congress, because of the part he played in the...
Smiths Clove [ New York ] July 18, 1777. Orders Elliott to appear at Headquarters. Df , in writing of H, who indorsed on the verso Washington’s decision: “in Six or Seven weeks from this time if he does not come on must expect to be superseded” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] July 18, 1777. Requests Smallwood to join Army at Headquarters. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] July 22, 1777. Asks for accurate report of British movements on Long Island Sound. Requests information on posts around Kings Bridge and Fort Washington. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] July 22, 1777. Is sending Brigadier General John Glover’s brigade to reinforce Schuyler. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Although the partially erased signature of H can be seen on the draft, this is without a doubt a Washington letter.
Ramapo [ New Jersey ] July 24, 1777. Is disappointed in number of militia sent to Schuyler. Regrets inability to send Schuyler more Continental troops, but believes Schuyler will be aided by eastern states. Discusses strength of enemy. Is sending Major General Benjamin Lincoln to aid Schuyler and to command militia. Approves of stationing men about the New Hampshire Grants. Suggests putting...
Ramapo [ New Jersey ] July 24, 1777. Orders Sheldon to Headquarters. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Sheldon was a colonel of the Second Continental Dragoons.
Ramapo [ New Jersey ] July 25, 1777. Expresses sympathy with Franklin’s request to see sick wife. Regrets that commanding general cannot supersede a congressional resolution, but has forwarded Franklin’s letter to Congress. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Franklin, the last Loyalist governor of New Jersey, was at this time imprisoned in Connecticut because...
Ramapo [ New Jersey ] July 25, 1777. Introduces Monsieur D’Avout. LS , in writing of H, Papers of Continental Congress, National Archives.
Pompton Plains [ New Jersey ] July 25, 1777. Reports that Philadelphia is probable destination of enemy fleet. Orders Putnam to replace part of Continental troops at Peekskill with New York and Connecticut militia. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Mr. Lott’s [ East of Morristown, New Jersey ] July 26, 1777. Orders Bland to halt at Bristol, Pennsylvania, or Trenton and then proceed to Philadelphia if enemy is in Delaware Bay. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.