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Inclosed you will find an extract of a letter which I recd yesterday from Governor Livingston with twelve Copies of the Act for recruiting the number of Men therein mentioned. You will be pleased, in consequence of the Governors request, immediately to order as many Officers as can possibly be spared, from the Jersey line to go upon the recruiting service, selecting such as are best acquainted...
At a Council of War held at Head-Quarters at Morris Town N.J. the 1st of April 1780 Present The Commander in Chief Major Generals Brigadier Generals Lord Stirling Clinton St Clair Maxwell De Kalb Knox Hand Huntington Gist The General states to the Council that since they met on the 27th of last month, he has received further accounts from New York, which appear authentic, that Lord Rawdons...
Genl Washington prests his Compliments to My Lord Stirling, & prays his excuse for not doing himself the pleasure of dining with him today. Unavoidable business puts it entirely out of his power to do this. DeWint .
Colonel Craig of the 3d Penna regiment has laid before me the Copy of a division Court Martial held by your order upon Joseph English for deserting from that Regiment and inlisting in Colo. Livingstons. I observe that your Lordship has disapproved the sentence (which found the prisoner guilty and ordered him to return to his former Regiment) upon a presumption that no Soldiers were inlisted...
You will perceive by the inclosed letter from General Maxwell that there is a great diversity of opinions respecting the proper position for the Brigade—I would ride down myself and view the different grounds, but I am engaged in business with the Committee of Congress—I would therefore wish your Lordship to go down again in the morning with Captain Rochefontaine and ultimately determine the...
A Council of War held at Head Quarters Morris Town June 6th 1780. Present The Commander in Chief. M. Generals Greene. B. Generals Knox. Stirling. Hand. La Fayette. Huntington. Steuben. Starke. Irvine. The Commander in Chief States to the Council; that The Court of France had generously determined, and had signified their intention, to send a considerableland and naval succour to this...
The enemy landed at De Harts Point last night in considerable force—and are advancing rapidly this way. They may aim at our camp or they may only intend to proceed as far as the mountains and file off to the left making a sweep of all the forage Cattle &c. in their way. In any case we ought to collect the Militia to give them all the opposition in our power. I request your Lordship to give the...
I am just making a detachment of three batalions under General Hand—which are to be employed to day as actively as the situation of the enemy will permit in conjunction with the Militia. While the enemy remain in their present position, Maxwell’s brigade will preserve the post it held last evening—reposing to day and acting as a covering party. I shall send it a field piece for this purpose....
I am now at the Connecticut farms meeting House where the Head of our Column is advanced. The Troops are halted and will ly on sheepskins to night to act as occasion my require. If the Enemy begin to cross over to Staten Island and you are well & clearly ascertatined of the facts & circumstances indicate that they mean to continue passing—the Troops on your informing me of it or such part as...
As it appears by some recent intelligence, that the Enemy are removing from Long Island to York Island—And as their movement from the latter (by way of Spiten Devil can be mas k ed & rapid) I request your Lordship to give a standing order while we remain in this position to the Regiment on the left of Poors Brigade, in case of a landing and firing at the Picket on their left, to march...