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Upon receipt of this letter you will be pleased to proceed immediately to Albany, or the place to which General Hand may have gone; previously, however, directing the two Regiments of your brigade to follow you, in case they have not already set out, and to wait your orders at Albany. General Hand receives my directions to take the command at the minisink, in which I have, (for the present)...
In a letter from General Hand of the 20th instant, he transmitted a memorial from Major Whitcomb (who commands a Corps of Rangers) to Congress, in which he complains of want of regular pay for his own Corps and three companies of provincials under his command, who were raised to serve till December. The principal bar to obtaining his pay seems to have been the want of being properly mustered....
Inclosed is a letter to Major Posey, which I must request you will forward to him. It is unsealed, & you will find that I have directed him to repair to this place, & join his Regt where his services are much wanted. As withdrawing the Major from the Corps may render it less serviceable than it has been, I could wish you if its services can be dispensed with, to order the detachments that...
I have been favoured with Your Letter of the 5th Inst. and with Your’s & Genl Hand’s of the 28th Ulto. The One you mention of the 20th never came to hand. As the impediments which suspended General Schuyler from command are now removed by an Honorable acquittal—I have written him a line upon the subject of his resuming it, in the Department where he now is for the present. If this event takes...
I have recd your favs. of the 18th and 28th Decemr and 2d instant with their inclosures. I approve of your innoculating the Soldiers of your Brigade upon the first appearance of the small pox among them, and I would not have you confine that salutary operation to them alone, but carry it thro’ any of the other Corps which may not have had the disorder. When I return to Camp I shall direct that...
I have received your favors of the 9th and 13th insts.—In my last of the 19th I informed you that it was the desire of Congress that a fort might be built for the Oneidas if they requested it—and I am therefore glad that you have ordered that work to be executed—I also at that time inclosed an order upon the Commissary of Military Stores at Springfield for what amunition you might think...
Upon a farther consideration of the subject of my letter of the 25th Ulto—it appears to me of the utmost importance to secure a communication between Fort Schuyler and Schenectady—in case any expedition should be formed. You will therefore regard this as your primary object—and make the best dispositions relatively to it, that your force and the nature of the Country will allow. Inclosed is an...
I received your letter of the 28th Ultimo with its inclosure containing the final determination of the friendly Indians. The order for your amunition has been sent forward from Philadelphia under cover to yourself; and I would suppose it come to hand before this time. The general orders of the 7th 9th and 12th Inst. which accompany this, will point out the steps which are to be taken for...
Letter not found : to Brig. Gen. James Clinton, 17 Feb. 1779. Clinton wrote GW on 8 April ( DLC:GW ): “I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Excellency’s Favours of the 14th 17th 22d Feby and 25th March with their Enclosures.”
Inclosed you have a Copy of the arrangement of the New York line as transmitted to me by the Board of War for a final revisal before the Commissions are issued. As your Brigade is a good deal scattered, I must request you to take the most speedy method of finding whether any alterations have since happened by resignation or otherwise. Should there remain any dispute respecting Rank it must be...
I have been favd with yours of the 8th instant. I have furnished General Knox with the Return of deficiencies of Military Stores to the Northward, and he will send up a supply. In examining the Regimental Arrangements which you have transmitted to me, I observe that the dates of some Officers Commissions differ very much from those in the arrangement made by the Committee at White plains, and...
I have been favoured with Your Letter of the 29th Ulto. The Rifle company is to march with the Troops. I did not mention it particularly, as I considered it attached to Colo. Butler’s Regiment—and that the order for their march would comprehend it. With respect to Artillery—the propriety of taking any or how much with you, will depend and must be decided by yourself on a consideration of...
I have been favoured with Your Letter of the 13th Inst. by Colo. Du Bois—with the several Inclosures. I have given Colo. Du Bois Orders on the Cloathing department for such articles as the state of our supplies will admit of, for the Troops which have not been already furnished—and I hope they will reach them ‘ere it is long. I am sorry you have met with some disappointments in respect to...
You will be pleased to consider yourself under the command of Major General Sullivan—and to follow such Orders as you may receive from him respecting the conduct and operations of the Troops under your command. I have the Honor to be Sir Yr Most Obedt servant P.S. The Corps which you are to consider as under your command, when ordered to march by General Sullivan are—Gansevoorts—Dubois’s—late...
I have duly received your favours of the 17th 18th and 20th—with their inclosures. The intelligence communicated by Mr Deane is important—I have transmitted it to General Sullivan. Lieutenant Colonel Regnier will inform you that he is appointed a sub inspector agreeable to your recommendation. I wish however your influence to be exerted to have a brigade inspector appointed, as Lt Col. Regnier...
I have to acknowlege your favor of the 23d May. The taking of the two light three pounders in place of the artillery of the brigade, as you propose will depend entirely on the place of your junction with General Sullivan. If on the Susquehannah there will be no necessity to carry any artillery whatsoever, as General Sullivan has made adequate provision. If the other route is determined on I...
I have received your two favours of the 28th of May and 6th of June —I hope before this you will have received instructions from General Sullivan, respecting the precise line of conduct you are to observe. Whether your destination shall be up the Mohock River or to form a junction in the first instance with the main body at the Head of Susquehannah, is a point I have left to him to decide and...
The Honourable the Congress have decided the affair of rank between Colonels Van Courtlandt—Gansevoort & Dubois upon their respective Memorials, against Colonel Dubois, as you will perceive by the inclosed Extract from General Orders, which contains their Resolution upon the occasion. You will be pleased to publish the Extract in your Brigade Orders—or communicate it to the parties in any way...
I yesterday received your letter of the 19th and the day before a copy of yours of the 22d to His Excellency the Governor. I find by the great quantity of stores and provisions you are transporting to the lake, that there has been a misapprehension with respect to that matter which I fear may be attended with bad consequences. The large Magazines directed to be formed at Fort Schuyler were...
Letter not found : to Brig. Gen. James Clinton, 1 July 1779. James Clinton wrote George Clinton on 6 July that he had received a letter from GW “dated the first Instant in which his Excellency expresses his Surprise at my taking so much Stores with me when it was determined that all the Supplies of the Army should come up with Genl Sullivan and that nothing more shou’d be brought with me,...
I should have been glad had the situation of the Army, in respect to General Officers, admitted of my granting your request for a longer continuance of your furlough: But I am really obliged to dispense with many necessary Camp duties and to send Officers of inferior Ranks upon commands which ought in propriety to fall to General Officers. We have at this time but two Brigadiers of the line in...
In a circular letter of the 22d of Jany—in your absence—I transmitted the Inspectors reports of december to the Commandant of your Brigade delineating several defects and abuses there pointed out and exhorting to effectual measures for remedying them. This letter I presume you have since your return received; if not you will be pleased immediately to call for it, and have the objects contained...
I informed You yesterday morning, that I had received certain advices that a body of the Enemy from Canada, computed at about Five Hundred under Sir John Johnson had penetrated into the State of New York, by way of the Mohawk river, as far as Johns Town, and seemed as if they were about to take post there, and that there were other accounts received through prisoners who had escaped from...
From the accounts which I have received from the northward, I am in hopes there will be no occasion for your advancing beyond Albany. I put this letter under cover to the Lieut. Governor with a desire to forward it to you, in case the information he may have received of the retreat of the Enemy will justify your recall. In such case, you will return with the utmost expedition to West Point and...
As it is necessary there should be an Officer in whom the State has confidence to take the general direction of affairs at Albany and on the Frontier, I have fixed upon you for this purpose, and I request you will proceed to Albany without delay and assume the command. You will be particularly attentive to the post of Fort Schuyler and do every thing in your power to have it supplied with a...
Be pleased to order the Regimental Pay Master and Cloathier of Colo. Weissenfelds Regt to repair to New Burgh for a supply of Cloathing for the Regiment. If it does not reach them before they march from Schenectady to Fort Schuyler, it may follow them up. I have directed the Cloathier to give them as full a supply as our Store will admit, as they will be at a distance, and will not have...
From the advices which I have this day received from the Governor and General Schuyler, I have directed General Heath to detach the remainder of the New York Brigade or such part as he can conveniently spare to Albany you will dispose of them as there may be occasion. From some circumstances there is reason to apprehend Treachery in the Northern Quarter. I have therefore desired General...
I have received several of your favors lately, but having sent them up to New Windsor among my papers, I cannot answer them particularly—From the general tenor of them—I have thought it best to order the remainder of your line up to Albany to be stationed there—at Schenectady—and as such intermediate posts between that and Fort schuyler as may secure the communication. But it is my wish to...
Upon receipt of this you will send Majr Davis of Wisenfeldts Regiment to his Excellency Governr Clinton, whose Orders he is to obey—You will be pleased to send such other Officers as the Governor may require, & the State of the Regimts in the York line can spare, to his Excellency, for the purpose of Recruiting—They will receive their Instructions from him—and a Reimbursement of their Expences...
I have received Yours of the 5th. I hope by this time matters of supply are in better train in your quarter, and that they will continue with some regularity thro’ the Winter. A comfortable supply of Cloathing will be sent up to the Line in a few days. Wiesenfeld’s Regt drew their full proportion before they marched. Upon a representation made to me by Mr Shephard the Armourer at Albany, I...