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I have the Honor to transmit You the Arrangement of the Virginia line as corrected and newly formed on the 23d Instant —in consequence of which Sundry Commissions are wanted—occasioned by former omissions—deaths—resignations and promotions into the State Regiments. The instances in which Commissions are required are, as I understand by the Memorandum at the end of the Arrangement, where the...
32302[Diary entry: 27 March 1748] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 27th. Travell’d over to the South Branch (attended with the Esqr.) to Henry Vanmetriss in order to go about Intended Work of Lots. The Van Meter family was among the earliest settlers in the Shenandoah Valley. John Van Meter, a New York state Indian trader who carried on an extensive trade among the Delaware Indians, visited Virginia about 1725. With his encouragement his sons Isaac and...
I am favord with your Letter of the 29 January inclosing Copy of Maj. Villefranches Memorial to Congress. The Testimonials already in the possession of Maj. Villefranche will shew the very high opinion I Entertain of his Merit & services—His Memorial meets my approbation and if Congress should think proper to Comply with it the circumstance will afford me pleasure. I am &c. DLC : Papers of...
Letter not found: to George Augustine Washington, 8 April 1792. In his letter to GW of 15–16 April , G. A. Washington informed his uncle: “I have received Your favor of the 8th.”
Your Letter of the 8 Ultimo with a Postscript of the 14 from Point Levi, I have had the pleasure to receive —It is not in the power of any man to command success, but you have done more—you have deserved it, & before this I hope, have met with the Laurels which are due to your Toils, in the possession of Quebec—My thanks are due, & sincerely offered to you, for your Enterprizing & persevering...
I had the pleasure of receiving your favor of the 10th. I am exceedingly sorry to hear of the ravages committed upon the settlements of schohary and Canajohare, but it is some consolation to find that a supply of provision has been thrown into Fort schuyler. I wish it was in my power to send up the 100 Barrels of salt provisions which you request. By the last return from West point there were...
Your letter of the 24th inst. with the reports, came to hand, at the usual time, yesterday. and I am sorry to find by them that sickness is so prevalent among the people. It is occasioned I presume by the changeableness of the weather; and will I hope, be carried off by the steady cold which seems to be now setting in. Had your grain been covered with Snow? If not, how does it, and is it...
32308[Diary entry: 13 August 1798] (Washington Papers)
13. Morng. cloudy & so it contd. thro the day. In the afternoon a shower for a few Minutes. Mer. in the morning & 76 at Night.
I have been favd with yours of the 17th and 20th I am sorry to find by the latter, that you have found the Ground described by Lord Stirling and Colo. Abeel so different from your expectations. It is impossible to decide upon a position, untill you have fully reconnoitered that district of Country, in which we shall be obliged to Canton. To encamp the whole Army together is on every account...
32310[Diary entry: 3 April 1774] (Washington Papers)
3. At home all day. Mr. Hooe & Mr. Robt. Harrison dined and lodged here.
Enclosed are the last despatches I have received from Mr Govr. Morris. As they unfold pretty evidently, I think, the disposition of the British ministry, I wish you to see them. Pray return them to me in the course of this day. I am, &c. Tr ( MH : Sparks Transcripts). Addressed to JM “(Without date).” The conjectured date is based on the probable delivery to Washington in early December of a...
I have been honored with your favor of the 16th ulto. In consequence of reports which I recd from New York, that the enemy mean an attack upon the French Ships either in Boston or Portsmouth Harbors, I advised the Marquis de Vandreuil to keep upon his Guard, and have requested the Govs. of Massachusetts and New Hampshire to hold their Militia in readiness, should there be occasion for them—I...
It being of the utmost importance that a quantity of salted Provision, not less than 1000 Barrels should be immediately shipped from Connecticut River to Rhode Island—The Quarter Master General has dispatched Mr Mix an Officer in his Department (who will have the honor of delivering this Letter to your Excellency) to see that business carried instantly into execution. I pray Your Excellency...
The conduct of the Enemy is distressing, and difficult to be understood. Since my last, directing you to proceed to Peekskill, their Fleet, or a pretty considerable part of it, has appeared off the Capes of Delaware, as we were yesterday advised by express. In this state of incertainty about their real object & designs, I think it advisable, that you should halt your own and Colo. Ogden’s...
I have duly received your letter of the 25 of last month, and return you my thanks for your attention to my dispute with Stromat respecting the Proclamation warrant. If Mr Stromat will fulfil the offer of compromise in the manner he has proposed to you—or in such a manner as you, under the aid of Mr Dunnington’s information, (who is perfectly acquainted with all the land to which Stromat lays...
(Circular) Gentlemen, United States [Philadelphia] March 21st 1793 The Treaty which is agreed to be held on or about the first of June next at the Lower Sandusky of Lake Erie, being of great moment to the interests and peace of this Country; and likely to be attended with difficulties arising from circumstances (not unknown to you) of a peculiar and embarrassing nature; it is indispensably...
The Land may be conveyed to you at any time, & for this purpose I will bring down my title papers & leave them with you, as I go to the Assembly. When, possession can be given, I am not altogether clear in, as I believe Mr Fitzhugh & Mr Hunter look upon the tillable & Pasture Land as engaged to them till the Fall; but Colo. Lewis can give you the best information on that head, as it was with...
The Army is to March to Morrow, & till further orders in the following Order. The Marquis De La Fyatte Woodfords     is to lead with Scotts Brigades North Carolina The Baron De Kalb Glovers     next with Pattersons Brigades Learneds The Artillery Park & spare Amunition Lord Stirling With Weedons Muhlenbergs Brigades 1st Maryland 2d Maryland
You will find by the enclosed letter from the Commissioners that Mr Hallet reports unfavorably of Doctor Thornton’s Plan “on the great points of practicability, time and expence:” and that I am referred “to Mr Blodget, Hoben, and Hallet, whose verbal information will be better than any we can give you"—on which to form ultimate Instructions. Mr Blodget I met at Baltimore in the moment I was...
32320[Diary entry: 4 November 1751] (Washington Papers)
November 4 th , 1751.—This morning received a card from Major Clarke, welcoming us to Barbadoes, with an invitation to breakfast and dine with him. We went,—myself with some reluctance, as the smallpox was in his family. We were received in the most kind and friendly manner by him. Mrs. Clarke was much indisposed, insomuch that we had not the pleasure of her company, but in her place...
Since my last of the 19th inst. I have recd information, which does not admit of a doubt, that an embarkation has taken place at New York, it is said to consist of three British Regiments and a detachment of the Hessian Grenadiers. They may probably have sailed by this time, but of this I have no certain accounts—They are to be convoyed by two ships of the Line and two or three Frigates—It is...
32322General Orders, 1 March 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Major Trescot. For duty the first York regiment. At the General Court Martial of which Colonel Micheal Jackson is president—Ensign James Sawyer of the seventh Massachusetts regiment was tried—charged as follows, First "for behaving in a riotous and ungentlemanlike manner, to the subversion of good order and Military Discipline on the evening and night of the 29th of...
32323[Diary entry: 7 October 1768] (Washington Papers)
7. Came home in the Morning & remaind. Mr. Townd. Dade (of Chotk.) came here. Townsend Dade (d. 1781), originally of the Chotank area of Stafford County, had by his first wife, Elizabeth Alexander Dade, five children who lived to adulthood, including Elizabeth Dade (b. 1734), who in 1751 married GW’s Chotank cousin Lawrence Washington (1728–c.1809). Dade next married Parthenia Alexander...
Upon finding it necessary for the operation of the Campaign, to recall the Continental Troops from the Northward I have ordered 600 Militia from the Counties of Berkshire & Hampshire to that quarter, in addition to the Militia & State Troops of New York; and I have now to request that you will take the general Command of all the Troops in that Department, as soon as conveniently may be; I am...
32325[Diary entry: 8 July 1786] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 8th. Mercury at 74 in the Morning—78 at Noon and 77 at Night. Clear & warm, with very little Wind till about 2 oclock, when a black & extensive cloud arose to the westward out of which much wind issued with considerable thunder & lightning and a smart shower of Rain. Rid to the Ferry, Muddy hole & Neck Plantations. Finished cutting the Rye about noon at the latter, and set into the...
The purport of this letter is to request your service in a matter of immediate importance to the United States—my knowledge of your public dispositions assures me that it will receive your ready attention. I shall premise its object by informing you that in pursuance of an act of the last session of Congress an additional military force consisting of one regular regiment, two regiments of...
32327[Diary entry: 30 May 1773] (Washington Papers)
30. Dined with Genl. Gage & spent the Evening in my own Room writing. GW wrote to Rev. Myles Cooper, president of King’s College, concerning financial arrangements for Jacky’s stay at the college. He sent Cooper bills of exchange for £100 for Jacky’s use and asked him to establish credit for him with recommended merchants. However, GW added, if Jacky was too extravagant he hoped Cooper would...
You are hereby ordered to send out Parties to gather the Corn at the Plantations of those people, who are supposed to be killed or taken prisoners by the Indians, and have it secured for the Publick; taking a particular account of what is gathered from each Plantation. You are also to send out small Parties to protect the Country People, while they gather their Corn that is near the Fort. When...
Your favour of the 1st instt has been received, and if it had been convenient, I should have been glad of your company as you travelled to Annapolis. As you propose however to send in your Servant, and I am generally on horse back between breakfast & dinner, that he may not be delayed, or disappointed, you will receive, enclosed, one letter for the Govr of Maryland (an old acquaintance of...
I returned to this place from Elizabeth Town upon hearing that the Enemy had gone up the North River in considerable force. Their ships proceeded as far as King’s ferry at which place they landed a few men and burnt a small House upon the Wharf. The Boats and stores of every kind had been removed upon the first appearance of the ships. I do not know what was their true design; but they...
32331[Diary entry: 19 May 1797] (Washington Papers)
19. Wind at No. Et. & cloudy all day with moderate Rain from ½ after 10 until near two.
32332[Diary entry: 9 February 1773] (Washington Papers)
9th. Doctr. Rumney continued all day, & Night. After an early Dinner I set of to Mr. Robt. Alexanders upon Fox hunting Party & in the Afternoon, Young Mr. Danl. Dulany Revd. Mr. Montgomerie, Mr. Tilghman & Jno. Custis came here & stayd all [night]. This Daniel Dulany (1750–1824) was called Daniel Jr. or Daniel III and was the son of Daniel Dulany the younger (1722–1797) and Rebecca Tasker...
Your Excellencys several favors, of the 17th, 24th & 31st of July, were received at Head Quarters during my Absence, and have been presented to me on my Return last Evening, which I effected by Water from Albany. My Tour having been extended as far Northward at Crown point, and Westward to Fort Schuyler & its District, and my movements having been pretty rapid, my Horses, which are not yet...
His Excelly having resolved to equip two armed Vessels has impowired you to negotiate this Business in which the followg Directions are to be observed. Copy in Joseph Reed’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . Although Reed’s copy has no dateline, it is endorsed “Octr 4th 1775.” The Varick transcript includes the closing, “I am, Gentn Your Most Obt Servt G. Washington.” GW left much...
Orangetown [ New York ] August 16, 1780 . Is pleased that “our ideas are substantially the same.” States that another British expedition is reported. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I shall be obliged to you for some of the Plaister of Paris, or that white powder with which you take (in wax) the Model of the Mouth for your false teeth—and directions how to mix, & make use of it—When you have done this, I can then give you such a Model as will enable you to furnish me with what I want. Mr Pierce, Pay master Genl who is the bearer of this, & will return immediately back to...
In answer to Your Letter of the 4th Instant which I had the Honor of receiving the 12th—I beg leave to inform You, that from the diminution of our force at Fort pitt by the expiration of the Men’s inlistments and the impracticability of replacing them from hence there is no prospect of our undertaking shortly any offensive operations in that Quarter. I would not wish this however to delay the...
32338[Diary entry: 6 June 1773] (Washington Papers)
6. Breakfasted at Slades 10 Miles from Suttons & dind and lodgd at Baltimore Town. Slade’s tavern was probably located on My Lady’s Manor in Baltimore County, Md., a few miles east of the present town of Cockeysville.
A Plan has been formed for establishing uniformity of discipline and manoeuvres throughout the army by instituting an inspectorship— and the troops in camp have already derived evident advantage from the execution—Baron de Steuben a Prussian Officer of high rank and great experience acts as Inspector General and has under him two ranks of inspectors; the first superintend several divisions of...
I received yours of the 11th last night, and I beg you will present my particular thanks to Capt. Betts and such others of the Officers and men, as well of the Militia as of the Continental troops, who distinguished themselves upon the present occasion—I shall be obliged to you to take the speediest measures to procure me an exact detail of the mischief done by the enemy at the different...
I was glad to hear by Charles that you were much better than when we saw you last. If you have missed the Ague, care, & Bark, is necessary to prevent a relapse; & this prudence requires. Monday next being the day fixed on by the Constitution of the Potomac Company for its annual meeting, & as you seem resolved to relinquish your present Office of President, I wish you would turn your thoughts...
32342[Diary entry: 24 July 1768] (Washington Papers)
24. Went to Pohick Church.
Letter not found: to Adam Stephen, 25 Mar. 1756. On 19 May 1756 Stephen wrote to GW : “I am sorry that I did not receive yours from Quantico dated March 25th.”
32344[Diary entry: 7 April 1748] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 7th. Rain’d Successively all Last Night. This Morning one of our men Killed a Wild Turky that weight 20 Pounds. We went & Surveyd 15 Hundred Acres of Land & Returnd to Vanmetris’s about 1 oClock. About two I heard that Mr. Fairfax was come up & at 1 Peter Casseys about 2 Miles of in the same Old Field. I then took my Horse & went up to see him. We eat our Dinners & Walked down to...
32345[Diary entry: 3 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
3. At home all day. Alone.
32346[Diary entry: 3 September 1798] (Washington Papers)
3. Morning Calm & lowering—Mer. 65. Lowering all day with a little misting rain in the afternoon. Mer. 70 at N. In the Morning to breakfast came Genl. Marshall & Mr. Bushrod Washington and to dinner the Atty. Genl. Chas. Lee Mr. Herbert Mr. Keith & Doc. Craik. The last went away. John Marshall, after serving as one of the three American peace commissioners to France in 1797 had recently...
The P. has given the enclosed letters an attentive reading and consideration, and has found nothing in them but what is just , and in the hands of a prudent user proper ; but at the end of the words of the letter to Mr. C “this wrong” 2d. page 10th. line may it not be well to add—“yet with that prudence and circumspection which will not commit the Government to the necessity of proceeding to...
32348General Orders, 26 June 1776 (Washington Papers)
Agreeable to a Resolve of the Honorable the Continental Congress, no Certificates of Expences are to be given in future by any but Brigadiers, Quarter Masters and their Deputies, or a Field Officer on a march, or officer commanding at a detached post. The remainder of Col. Waynes Regiment under Command of Lieut. Col. Johnston are to embark for Albany on Saturday next —The Quarter Master...
32349[Diary entry: 25 December 1789] (Washington Papers)
Friday 25th. Christmas day. Went to St. Pauls Chapel in the forenoon. The Visitors to Mrs. Washington this afternoon were not numerous but respectable.
The letter from General Duportail of which the enclosure No. 1 is a copy, was presented to me yesterday. I beg leave, agreeably to the wishes of these Gentlemen, to recommend their case to the immediate & serious consideration of Congress. I take the liberty also, of laying before Congress an extract of a Letter No. 2 from Majr Genl Knox, on the subject of Clothing for the Troops on the North...