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I have received your Letter of the 5th by the Sergt who conducted the deserter to this place. The idea of an Enemy’s sending a flag by a post of the adverse party into what they call their own lines, is very preposterous & inadmissible—I would not advise that any flag of truce be permitted to go beyond your Post for any purpose whatever. However desirable it might be to intercept the...
You will send a trusty non Commissioned officer and four men with the inclosed letter to Capt. Humphries, who is with General Starke and a body of troops at the White plains—You will send them across the River immediately on receipt of this and order them to make all diligence. They will return by Kings ferry. I am Sir Yr hum. servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Totowa, New Jersey ] November 24, 1780 . Asks Alden to send enclosed letter to Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Alden was a captain in the Second Massachusetts Regiment.
At the pressing request & solicitation of Roger Alden Esqr. Capt. in the 2nd Connect. Regt I am induced to grant him a discharge from the Army of the United States. At the same time I think it but justice to his merit to Certify, that so far as his service has been within the compass of my knowledge it has met with my entire approbation; and that from what I have heard and known he has on all...
Fifteen months ago I informed you in as explicit language as I was master of, of my want of the money you are indebted to me. I have waited (considering the urgency of my call) with patience to see if you would comply with the demand: But no disposition having yet appeared in you to do this; I find myself under the disagreeable necessity of informing you, that unless you name a time not far...
I have waited, as I think you must do me the justice to acknowledge, with a good deal of patience, to see if you were disposed to fulfil your agreement with me, respecting the Land I purchased of you in Maryland. As I hear nothing of your intentions of carrying this matter into execution, and see no greater prospect of its being done now, than when the bargain was first made, I cannot help...
Having been informed by a Letter of the 14th Instt from Captn Sill of the unspeakable loss Your Ladiship has experienced, I feel the sincerest dispositions to alleviate by sympathy or participation those sorrows which I am sensible cannot be removed or effaced. for this purpose, I would also have suggested every rational topic of consolation, was I not fully perswaded that the principles of...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 2, 1779 . Orders Stirling to Pompton. Asks Stirling to keep careful watch on Highland forts. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I am favored with your Lordships Letter of the 6th inclosing a Copy of General Sullivans to you. I have never tho’t it well to despise Information of an Enemy’s Designs——but I must freely confess to your Lordship, that I have but little apprehensions of Danger, from the Quarter of Canada—the advanced season of the Year, were no other Obstacles in the Way, I should judge sufficient to deter the...
I have the pleasure of Your Lordships favor of the 13th. If the accounts which General Schuyler transmits be true, the Enemy have no occasion to boast of their Northern Campaign. Should Your business call you to Prince town and you can make it convenient to extend your ride to Philadelphia, I shall be happy in seeing you. Mrs Washington is better than I could have expected after the heavy loss...