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Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 28, 1779 . Recommends that Clinton encourage the Onondagas to capture either Colonel Walter Butler or Joseph Brant. Hopes that Clinton is ready to cooperate with Major General John Sullivan. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] February 16, 1781 . Orders Clinton to march six companies of Colonel Goose Van Schaick’s regiment to West Point. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; LS , in the handwriting of H, The Sol Feinstone Collection, Library of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia.
As we are making a detachment from this army, it is become expedient to withdraw a part of your brigade towards replacing it. You will therefore march to West Point, as speedily as possible, six companies of Col. Van Schaicks regiment, of which the light company to be one. You will make such a disposition with the rest of your brigade as you judge best calculated for the security of the...
[ Fredericksburg, New York, October 17, 1778 .] States that Colonel Goose Van Schaick is to relieve Colonel Peter Gansevoort and that Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt is to make an expedition to the frontier. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 12, 1780 . Asks Clinton to investigate reported defects in his brigade and to correct them. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
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.”
I have written to General Schuyler to have all the Boats, Oars & Plank which he has been able to procure for the Public instantly sent to West Point & mentioned that you would furnish men for the purpose—I have now to request that you will order exactly a sufficient number of men, properly officered from the 2nd New York Regt to bring these Boats immediately down the River; the Boats will be...
White Plains [ New York ] July 31, 1778 . Instructs Clinton to move to Kings Bridge in order to gain information about unfriendly inhabitants in area and to protect surveyors while they reconnoitre. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 10, 1779 . Asks Clinton to obtain directions for Indian expedition from Major General John Sullivan and to give Colonel Goose Van Schaick whatever is needed to reward the Indians. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] June 27, 1779 . Orders Clinton to stop further transportation of provisions, as this procedure is endangering expedition. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 28, 1780 . Appoints Clinton to the command of “Albany and on the Frontier.” Sends general instructions. Df , in writings of George Washington, David Humphreys and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
West Point, August 3, 1779. Encloses a duplicate of a letter to Major General John Sullivan. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have recd your favor of the 12th I imagine before this reaches you, the first detachment of Boats will have been sent down. Should they not, you will be pleased to have the Light Company of Cortlands compleated and sent down with them. Should the Boats have come away, you will consider whether you can spare the light Company and have a sufficient number of Men left to bring down the...
I am favored with your Letter of the 30th Ulto also with one from His Excellency Governor Clinton of the 1st Inst. representing the exposed situation of the frontier of this State. I have in consequence, thought it adviseable, that the remaining part of Cortlands Regt (except the Light Company) should continue at Albany untill further Orders—I have also prevailed on Major General Lincoln to...
I some time ago upon the representation of Mr Rensalaer the Commy of Stores at Albany gave him an unlimited order upon the Dy Commy of Hides for as much Leather or Hides as were absolutely necessary for the business of the Department. I am informed that the first draft he made was for 900 Hides, a quantity that to me seems far greater than there could possibly be occasion for, at one time at...
Doctor Vache formerly Surgeon to the 4th New York Regiment has made application to Congress, alledging that he was injustly diranged from the New York Line, notwithstanding he was Eldest Surgeon of the line and had Signified in proper time his desire of remaining in Service—as the Secy at war has referred the matter to me I must desire you to acquaint me fully, what were the reasons for which...
I have before me your two Letters of the 8th and 10th Inst. the first inclosing Returns of the Number of Men and Ordnance and Artillery Stores at Forts Montgomery and Constitution; the last, Copies of two Letters from the Convention of the State of New York, by which it appears they had ordered in 600 Militia as a Reinforcement to the two posts, and which I hope will put them in a proper State...
General Schuyler having requested me in the most pressing manner, to send him a General Officer to assist in the command in the Northern department, you will, as soon as possible, after the receipt of this, repair to Albany and take his commands. As the situation of our Affairs in that Quarter, may demand your immediate aid, I should hope you will not delay going a moment longer than you can...
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...
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...
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,...
In consequence of a letter from His Excellency the Governor representing the situation of the Garrison of Fort Schuyler and the Troops at Albany and Schenectady for want of Meat—I have directed the Commissary Genl to give an order upon the Magazine at Richmond for two hundred Barrels of Salt provisions, which you have inclosed. Out of this, you will endeavour to throw a supply of three Months...
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...
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...
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...
Your favour of the 13th Inst. was duly Received, The steps you have taken appear to me extreamly proper and that there may be no discouragement in the purchase of Arms of which we stand in great need, I have by the bearer sent you the £300. you request, You will please to keep a particular Account of the Disburstment in order that it may be bro’t into its proper place of Settlement at a future...
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...
In my Letter of the 5th & 10th Inst. I intimated to you the necessity of keeping the Reinforcements lately sent to the Northward as much together as possible, and in such constant readiness for a movement, as that they might be recalled, if necessary, on the shortest warning: I must now inform you that the Operation which has been concerted between His Excellency the Count de Rochambeau, and...
The Bearer Lieut. Machine I have sent to Act as an Engineer in the Posts under your Command, and at such other places as may be tho’t necessary, he is an ingenious Man, and has given great Sattisfaction as an Engineer, at Boston from which he is just returned—I have Received from the Secret Committee a representation of your want of Metrosses which can be supplied in no other way, but by...
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...