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By His Excellency G. Washington, Genl & Commander in Chief &c. &c. this may Certify that Lt Colo. Villefranche entered the Service of the United States in 1776, as Captain of the Corps of Engineers, in 1777 was promoted to a Majority, and in May 1783 to a Lieut. Colo in that Corps. From the testimony of Majr Generals Heath, Howe, McDougall and Knox, under whose Orders Lt Colo. Villefranche has...
I take this Early Opportunity of Expressing to you the high Satisfaction I rece iv ed at the t ast e & Elegance displayed in the preparations you made for the Celebration of the birth of the Dauphin—the very great part you had in contributing to the pleasures of that day deserves my warmest acknowledgements and I beg you to receive this Testimony of my thanks for your exertion on that...
After making the proper Estimate of Plank which will be necessary for Platforms to the Batteries in case of the Seige of New York I have to request you will without loss of time arrange that business with the Quartr Mastr Gen. or his Asst with the Army, and that you will inform him in writing specifically, of all the Articles which will be required of that Department, that measures may be...
Upon your application to the Adjt General for a number of Men from the Marching Regts to be employed as Blowers in the Works under your direction, the Men are Ordered to be furnished accordingly, that the Works may not stand still for want of their assistance—but I must inform you, Sir, it was my full expectation, that this species of business would always have been performed by the Corps of...
You will proceed with and attend the Major Genl Baron Steuben on a Tour he is making into Canada—and pursue such Instructions as you shall from Time to Time receive from him for the Execution of your Duty—Given at Head Quarters in Newburgh this 17th of July 1783. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I was informed by Genll Paterson that the place assigned by Majr Genll Knox & others for erecting the Magazine, was in your opinion very unfit for the purpose; if this is the case, I wish you to point out some other place on West Point, and give your reasons in writing as soon as possible, why you prefer it to the place first mentioned. I am sir Your Most Obedt Servant Privately owned.
I am favord with your Letter of the 24 feby inclosing the several plans therein mentiond and I beg you to accept my thanks for your Services in constructing the Several Works on the Mohawk River. Your Representation respecting your Rank and claim of promotion is also come to hand—I am very sensible of the Zeal, professional knowledge and Activity you have Shewn during your Services in this...
You will be pleased to repair to Albany and put yourself under the orders and command of Brig. Genl Clinton. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
From the Testimony of Major Generals-Heath Howe-McDougall and Knox under whose orders Major Villefranche has served, it appears that in the various services in which he has been constantly employed he has shewn such Zeal Activity and Knowledge of his profession as to entitle him to their highest approbation. During great part of the time above mentiond Major Villefranche has served in the Army...
I have been duly favored with your Letter of the 6th Inst. from Fort Herkemar. Under the present situation of our affairs at the Northward, I do not know, what could have been done, prefarable to the measures you have fallen upon—Without materials, or the Means to erecting New Fortifications, it was certainly the wisest plan to repair the Old Ones, & to give all the addi ti onal strength to...