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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.
Mr Hamilton has informed me of your request to be permitted to go to Philadelphia; and, though at this season Gentlemen at the head of regiments can very ill be spared, yet the reason on which your request is founded is of such a nature that it is impossible I should refuse to comply with it—I hope, however, and doubt not you will return to camp as soon as circumstances will permit, for you...
It is of the utmost importance to prevent the Enemy’s Land Forces and Fleet from forming a junction, which it is almost morally certain they will attempt by seizing on Fort Island below Philadelphia, if it is possible, and thereby gain the Navigation of the Delaware by weighing and removing the Chivaux Defrize, which have been sunk for that purpose. This Post—(Fort Island) if maintained will...
Being recovered from the indisposition under which you lately laboured, you are to proceed immediately to Fort Mifflin on Mud Island and to take the command of the Troops there and those which may be sent. I shall not prescribe any particular line for your conduct, because I repose the utmost confidence in your bravery knowledge and Judgment; and because the mode of defence must depend on a...
I am just now favd with yours of this date and am sorry that you laboured under any mistake on accot of there being two Officers of the name of Green. Colo. Christopher Green of Rhode Island is to command at Red Bank and Lt Colo. Jno. Green of Virginia is to go into Fort Mifflin with the detatchment under his command. I have no Blank Commissions with me and am therefore obliged to send you a...
I am glad to find by your letter of the 28th Ulto that your health is so far reestablished as to allow of your returning to active duty—at the same time it gives me concern to be informed that you have any disinclination to rejoin your Regiment, and the rather as I have no prospect of your being otherwise employed—It remains with you to determine whether the differences which you have had with...