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Colo. Gemat arrived here last night, by whom I had the honor to receive Your Excellency’s request, that I would send instructions for the second Division coming from France, with respect to the measures which it should pursue for forming a junction with the first. I beg leave to inform Your Excellency that I wrote to the Count de Rochambeau, agreable to my Letter to you of the 27th Ulto and...
The Count De Rochambeau being too much engaged to write to your Excellency, when the last express came away has requested me to give you an account of his present dispositions—which you will find in the enclosed copy of his letter of the 30th of July. In the letter I did myself the honor of writing to you yesterday, I omitted sending you a detail of the enemy’s naval force with Arbuthnot;...
I had this morning the honor to receive Your Excellency’s Letter of the 30th of July, with the One addressed to the Chevalier de Ternay, which I have sealed & forwarded by an Express. With respect to the Continental Frigates—I beg leave to inform Your Excellency, that I did not apprehend from the Resolution of Congress concerning them, that they were to be under my orders or to receive any...
I have the Honor to transmit Your Excellency a Letter from the Chevalier Ternay, which came under cover to me last night, with One addressed to myself. I also enclose an Extract of the Letter from the Admiral to myself and of one of the same date, from the Count de Rochambeau. Your Excellency will perceive by these, tho I presume the Admiral has written to You fully on the subject, the...
I have the honor to inclose Your Excellency a letter which came under cover to me from the Count De Rochambeau. I think the plan of engaging the German Deserters will answer a good purpose. The Chevalier De Ternay has applied to me to have a Vessel loaded with flour now in the Delaware convoyed by the Continental Frigates to Boston and the Sloop Saratoga Sent to the West Indies with his last...
I have the honor to inclose you a letter which upon the whole I have thought it adviseable to write to the Count De Guichen. As its contents are of a nature to make its falling into the enemy’s hands in its present form dangerous, and as I have no cypher of communication with the Count I take the liberty to request Your Excellency’s assistance in making use of yours and forwarding it by...
I have the honor to return your Excellency the plan of the lines at Charles town which you were so obliging as to favor me with a copy of. I hope you arrived in good health, & without accident at Philadelphia—With great consideration and personal attachment I have the honr to be Yr Excelly’s Most Obedt Hble Servt AAE : Memoires et Documents, Etats-Unis.
Yesterday brought me the honor of your Excellency’s favor without date—but which I suppose to have been written on the 5th Instt, as it accompanied a letter from the Marqs de la Fayette of that date. Receive my good Sir, the expression of gratitude which is due to your Excellency, for the important intelligence you have communicated relative to the designs of the Court of Spain upon the...
I had the honor to receive your Excellency’s favor of the 14th by the Chevr du Plessis. It is not in my power to determine whether it was the intent of Congress to extend the allowance of half pay for life to those Gentn who hold Brevet Commissions in the American Army and at the sametime retain their Ranks and are actually employed in that of their own Country. Should it however be the sense...
I was duly honored with your Excellency’s Letter of the 21st Decr and have transmitted the Dispatches to Sir Henry Clinton by a safe conveyance. I have the honor to be With the Most perfect respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient and Humble Servant AAE : Memoires et Documents, Etats-Unis.