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To the General Officers of the Army Assembled at Head Quarters, Newburgh, 24th June 1783. Gentlemen I am to request your opinions of the three following Questions. viz. 1st—Whether all the measures which were proper for giving satisfaction to Brigadr General Hazen and a number of the Officers of his Corps, respecting Major Reid, have been persued, or not? 2dly—In case they have not, what...
To the General Officers of the Army. assembled in Council at the New Building April 17th 1783 Gentlemen It is well known to you that the first intimations of a general Peace have been given to us some time past by a casual conveyance, and published accordingly to the Army, and that the same intelligence has since been received by Sir Guy Carleton from the British Court, in consequence of...
I have recd your favor of the 18th—and take the liberty to trouble you with a Line for Col. Olney, it is not of importance it should be forwarded before some casual opportunity presents. I am with very great esteem Your Lordships &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I was yesterday favored with the receipt of your Letter of the 11th by Colonel Weisenfels—I entirely approve of the Orders your Lordship has given for furnishing the Levies with provisions to the first of Janry as I think it will be necessary for the reason suggested to keep them in service untill that time. I am My Lord, with great regd & esteem &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been duly favored with your two Letters of the 12th and 23 of Novr. By a Resolution of Congress of the 27th Ulto I am directed "to take immediate measures for apprehending and securing Lake Knolton of Newfane & Samuel Mills of Brattleborough both of the District commonly called the New Hampshire Grants west of Connecticut River;" Whereupon, I have thought proper to commit the execution...
I have been favd with yours of the 2d and 8th instants—Colo. Dearborns Regiment have all arrived and Colo. Reids may be hourly expected. I have lately given orders for a delivery of Arms Accoutrements and Quarter Masters stores for the New York state troops, I must request your Lordship to direct that they be only applied to the three years Men and not to the levies for the Campaign. I am with...
I have been honored with your Lordships Letters of the 23d & 26th instant with their Enclosures—and am much pleased to hear that every thing is quiet in your Quarter. The Army having seperated for its Winter Quarters, the principal part of the Troops have removed to their hutting Ground in the Neighbourhood of N. Windsor—In makg the general Disposition for the Winter, I have judged best, as...
I am favored with your Lordships Letter of the 6th inclosing a Copy of General Sullivans to you. I have never tho’t it well to despise Information of an Enemy’s Designs——but I must freely confess to your Lordship, that I have but little apprehensions of Danger, from the Quarter of Canada—the advanced season of the Year, were no other Obstacles in the Way, I should judge sufficient to deter the...
I have had the pleasure to receive your favors of the 18th & 21st Inst. with the several Enclosures—your Lordship may rest assured, I am highly satisfied with the measures which have been taken for reducing the number of Posts on the frontier, removing the superfluous public Buildings & Stores, establishing discipline, & holding the Troops in perfect readiness for marching. With sentiments of...
I have received your Favours of the 7th and 14th instant. However desirable the Plan you mention may be, there are insuperable Obstacles to our undertaking it at present, or any other which would require a Transportation of a Magazine of provisions. Mr Duer has no Doubt informed you upon how precarious a Footing our Subsistence stands, even in a Country full of Supplies. We are as quiet here...