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As your Regiment is to be employed in an expedition against Anaquaga—you are immediately to give the necessary orders—to the Officer next in command, for proceeding with your Regiment to Poughkeepsie—by water—and apply to Col. Hay the Q. M. who will provide boats for the purpose—in the mean time dispatch a careful officer to Head Quarters with an accurate Return of your whole Regiment...
I have recd advices from Minisink which indicate an apprehension of another visit from the Indians. I have therefore desired Govr Clinton to consider of and fix upon such a position for your Regt as will best cover and secure the settlements in case of an attack. When this matter is determined upon, you will march as expeditiously as possible to the place appointed, and upon your arrival take...
Since writing to you to move to Minisink I have ordered Count Pulaskis Legion to that place. If therefore you have not marched, you may remain where you are or in such place as you shall judge most convenient upon consulting with Colo. Cantine and the principal inhabitants. If you should have marched, you may return. When you have fixed upon a position, be pleased to inform me of it, that I...
I have the honor to transmit your Excellency the proceedings of the Court Martial upon Joshua Smith; by which you will perceive out of four charges exhibited against him the Jurisdiction of the Court was only found competent to one; of which they have acquitted him for want of sufficient evidence. As he was brought out of your State into this for trial, I have thought proper to send him back...
You will take charge of the Clothing, the Boats, Intrenching Tools, and such other Stores as shall be committed to your Care by the Quarter Master General: With these you are to proceed (in the Order they are mentioned) to Springfield, by the way of Suffern’s, Pompton, the two Bridges and Chatham. When you arrive at Springfield you will put yourself under the Orders of Majr Genl Lincoln, or...
As the Army will march tomorrow Morning before you will probably have arrived, you will be pleased when you reach Col. Cook’s to make yourself acquainted with the best Road leading above the Mountains towards Trenton, this you will pursue at least to Bound Brook, & from thence will continue the most direct Route to Trenton, with your Regiment & all the Stores & other articles which have been...
The enclosed Papers have been produced to me to prove the term of inlistment of John Chamberlayne of your Regt, by these papers it appears that his time of Service expired some time since. I desire you wou’d have an enquiry made into this matter & acquaint me with the result—Chamberlayne has my permission to remain at home ’till the affair is determined. I am. P.S. Two Judicious Officer must...
From the inclosed information of Captain Stevens there is reason to apprehend, the business of driving Cattle to the Enemy is carrying on with great Art and assiduity. It would be a happy circumstance if the Villains concerned in it could be detected. I have therefore to request you will take such precautions as you shall judge best calculated to learn whether any such Cattle are passing in...
I have been favored with your Letter of the 27th ulto. The late Resolution of Congress deranging those Lieuts. from each Regt I have not received officially, & therefore do not think myself at Liberty to put it in execution; the Regts will remain as they are at present, till further information is received from the Secrety at War. On your application the Q. Master will deliver Tents for Regts...
On thursday Morning the 29th Inst. you will march the New York Brigade by the left, towards Kings Ferry, at which place you will arrive on the Evening of the 2nd day’s march. having divided the distance in such a manner as will be must convenient to the Troops, as well as the Teams. You will report to Head quarters thro’ an officer immediately on your arrival at Kings ferry, & receive farther...