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Present. The Commander in Chief. Major’s General Greene. Howe Lord Stirling. de la Fayette St Clair Steuben Brigadiers General Nixon Huntington Clinton Starke Knox Hand Glover
I am apprehensive that neither the fixed pickets for the security of the Army, nor the duties of the patrolls are sufficiently established. You will therefore be pleased to have a meeting for the purpose of taking the matter into consideration, and making such regulations, as will at the same time contribute to safety and to the ease of the duty, by dividing it between the Infantry and the...
At a Council of War held at Head Quarters, Present The Commander in Chief M. Generals Lord Stirling Brigadier Generals Paterson St Clair Wayne Fayette Hand Howe Huntington Brigadier Generals Knox Irvine
After perusing the inclosed order, you will be pleased to communicate it as soon as possible to Brig. Genl Wayne—Be pleased to acknowledge the receipt of this that I may be sure it got to hand. I am Yr Lordships Most obt Servt NHi : William Alexander, Lord Stirling Papers.
At a Board of General Officers convened at New Windsor N.Y. the 12th day of June 1781. Present His Excellency the Commander in Chief M. General Lord Stirling Brigadiers Generals Knox Genl Howe Paterson Genl Parsons Hand Genl McDougall Huntington Du Portail
While I am with the detachment of the Army below, you will remain in command here. Your principal attention will be paid to the good order of the Camp and the security of the Baggage and Stores left in it. There will be no need of advanced pickets, as you will be fully covered in front. The Camp Guards should be vigilant and the officers commanding them see that the men are not permitted to...
I have had the pleasure to receive your Lordships Favor of the 20th inclosing your Correspondence with Colo. St Ledger. I thank you my Lord most sincerely for your Congratulations on the late Success in Virginia—an Event which, if properly improved by the States, I should hope might be attended with the happy Consequences you are pleased to enumerate. My Fear is that from an Over-rating this...
I have the pleasure of Your Lordships favor of the 13th. If the accounts which General Schuyler transmits be true, the Enemy have no occasion to boast of their Northern Campaign. Should Your business call you to Prince town and you can make it convenient to extend your ride to Philadelphia, I shall be happy in seeing you. Mrs Washington is better than I could have expected after the heavy loss...
Having been informed that the Court Martial for the tryal of Major General McDougall, whereof your Lordship was appointed President has been hitherto prevented from sitting, by Challenges having been made to the President & some of the Members of the Court; and finding no Rule established in our service for the determination of the matter, I shall be constrained to submit the decision of the...
The Commander in Chief States to the General Officers— That—From the best Information he has been able to obtain, the regular force of the Enemy in N. York, at this Time , including their established provincial Corps, amounts at least to 9,000 Men. That—The City Militia, volunteer Companies, Rangers and some other small Corps in the Town, amounted by a Report made to the Secretary of State in...