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I have recd your favr of the 27th and 30th ulto and that of the 3d instant covering a letter from Genl Heath—Mr Moylan has not yet come in. I imagine he is stopped by the heavy rain. I am informed that Genl Glover has missed my letter directing him to stop at Springfield for the purpose of receiving and forwarding the drafts of Massachusetts. I make no doubt but you have sent him back to...
I have received your letter of the 3d. While you continue on the present command you will be pleased to turn your attention to the protection of the country and the affected to possess the pass at the entrance of the Clove and prevent the inroads and robberies of the tories or Refugees. you will also make a survey of the road from Ringwood to Juans’ and make such repairs as it may want. With...
Motives of friendship, not less than of public good, induce me with freedom to give you my Sentimts on a matter, which interests you personally as well as the good of the common cause. I flatter myself you will receive what I say in the same spirit which dictates it, and that it will have all the influence circumstances will possibly permit. The Legislature of Pensylvania has vested you in...
On an examination of the quantity of powder in the hands of the public we find that the whole together with what we are to expect from the French fleet will not be more than one third of the quantity required for a decisive operation, and that unless we can derive very extensive aids from the respective States this deficiency alone must subvert our plans. I am therefore to request The...
27415General Orders, 5 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honor to transmit You the arrangements of Jackson’s—Webbs & Moylans Regiments—and also a List of promotions to be made in Spencers & the Three Regiments belonging to Jerseys. The want of Commissions in those Several instances, is a subject of pressing appplication, & in many of them, of great dissatisfaction and complaint. I entreat that the Board will have them made out and...
In Your Excellency’s absence from New York I had the honor on the 2d of June to address a Letter to His Excellencys General Knyphausen. The final answer to the propositions it contained being referred to Your Excellency, and as I have not been yet honoured with it,I take occasion to inclose You a copy of the Letter and request, that You will favour me with your determination on the several...
I have been favd with yours of the 20th and 30th ulto. The Ammunition—The Cannon belonging to the Continent, and the other Stores had been ordered to Springfield, and part had been removed, at a very considerable expence, on account of transportation. On the prospect of a safe navigation of the Sound, I directed Major Perkins to withhold the removal of the remainder, but to deposit them in...
I am very happy to learn from your letter of the 29th handed me by Captain Humphry’s that the present state of your health is so flattering, and that it promises you the prospect of being in a condition to make a visit to your old associates sometime this campaign. I wish it were in my power to congratulate you upon a complete recovery. I should feel a sincere satisfaction on such account, and...
27420General Orders, 6 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
Doctor Hagan senior Surgeon in the General Hospital is appointed to do duty in that Capacity in the Flying Hospital. Lieutenant Colonel Barber is requested to undertake the Sub. Inspectorship of Hand’s Maxwell’s and Stark’s Brigades. Two Battalions from the Line to manœuvre tomorrow morning; Lieutenant Colonel Barber will attend the discipline and Brigade Major Ross the Formation of them...
As we may now expect that Levies will be coming in from the States in a little time— and we shall have many occasional demands for Arms, I request that the Board will be pleased to order Three thousand stand compleate, to be forwarded immediately to the North River. For fear of accidents, in case the lower communication should be exposed by the removal of the Army, I think it will be prudent...
As there are valuable stores in Sussex Court-house, it is my desire that it be particularly attended to, and to this end that you immediately make application for a proper guard of militia, to be posted there, to prevent incendiaries or the like should what you already have be insufficient for this purpose. You will be pleased to make a report of your proceedings. I am Sir Your obt sert DLC :...
I have the honor by this morning’s Post, to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s dispatches of the 25th Ulto which have been presented to me by General Lincoln. The several objects to which they extend, will have my consideration, and I shall do myself the honor of informing Congress of the result. Since the Enemy left Jersey, their main body has proceeded into the County of West...
27424General Orders, 7 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
The manœuvring Battalions which were to have Paraded this Morning are to parade tomorrow morning at four o clock. A Detachment for a Week’s command to parade at 6 o clock this afternoon with two days provisions and 40 rounds ⅌ man. Ensign Bloomfield of the 3d Jersey Regiment is appointed Adjutant to the same vice Lieutenant Sheppard. A Return of Shoes actually Wanting by the Infantry and...
I have to request that you will be so obliging as to inform me by the earliest opportunity, at what time you accepted the appointment of Chief Justice of this State. My reason for this request is, a Board of General Officers have determined on a late occasion, that Several Officers in the Jersey line ought to take rank from that time—and that reference should be had to you to fix it. I have...
I recd your favor of the 3d with the Returns, to which it refers, inclosed. Colo. Gouvion—anxious to prepare Fascines, Gabions and sleepers for platforms, wishes a reinforcement of fatigue Men, to be kept constantly down towards the Village upon that service. I know not how such a measure may interfere with your present arrangements, and I can therefore only recommend to you to spare as many...
I am pleased to hear by yours of the 4th that the State of Connecticut have directed one thousand Men to be added to the number for compleating the Continental Battalions. I have only to repeat my directions to have the Levies forwarded from Danbury to West point as fast as they arrive—that we may lose none of the little time allowed for arranging and training them. By a letter form General...
I am informed there are two Regiments of State Troops, amounting to six hundred men posted at Stanford, under the Command of Colo. Willis; to which place Major Murnan has been sent, for the prupose of cutting fascines, and will stand in need of every assistance, which can be afforded him: If your Excellency will give directions that such of these Troops, and of the Militia which may be...
27429General Orders, 8 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
A Corporal and four light dragoons from Major Lee’s Corps to attend the Grand Parade tomorrow morning seven o Clock. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Inclosed is a letter from Brgr Gen. Knox on the subject of an instant provision of shot and shells, and proposing the employing of Faesh’s and Ogden’s furnaces for this purpose. As the matter is of the utmost importance, and requires an immediate decision I intreat it of the Board. And should no arrangement have been made on this head I think these furnaces would answer the intention, and...
27431General Orders, 9 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
A General Court Martial of the Line to assemble the day after tomorrow to try such Persons as shall come before them Colonel Richard Butler is appointed President Lieutenant Colonel Olney Major Edwards; two Captains from the 1st and 2d Pennsylvania Hands and Maxwell’s Brigades and one from Stark’s to attend as Members. An Orderly Serjeant from each Brigade to be sent to the Court. The Quarter...
In answer to yours of this day, covering the Letter from Colo. Hay, and the Conditions on which the artificers at Fish Kill propose to engage in the Continental Service; I have to request; that you will give Colonel Hay directions to engage them without delay for the expedition at nine shillings and six pence pr day, or nine Shillings if they remain at any Posts above the Forts on the North...
You will be pleased to furnish the Bearer Mr Abraham Martling with two Whale Boats well armed, for the purpose of sounding Haverstraw Bar. You will not let the persons who are to go in the Boats, or any others, know of this business previous to its execution; for should it come to the knowledge of the enemy, they might by sending up a Gallery, interrupt it intirely. I am &c. DLC : Papers of...
27434General Orders, 10 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
The 3d Jersey Regiment to be in readiness at 4 oclock Tomorrow morning—the Commanding officers of it present will call at Head quarters this afternoon and receive Orders. After Orders At a Division General Court martial held by order of Major General St Clair the 6th instant Major Grier president: Lieutenant Andrew Lytle of the 5th Pennsylvania regiment charged with "Issuing State Stores in a...
I have been favd with yours of the 3d 4th and 7th—Upon your representation, and that of Mr Caldwell, of the exposed state of the Country in the Vicinity of Elizabeth town I have ordered down your Regiment, for the purposes of affording protection to the inhabitants—enabling you to remain with safety below, to procure intelligence and put Flags again under proper regulations. I would wish you...
You will herewith receive Dispatches for His Excellency the Count de Rochambeau and the Chevalier de Ternay, or such other Admiral as may command the Fleet expected from France. Their contents are of the most important and interesting nature; and I have to request the favor of you to send them on board the fleet as soon as possible, after they arrive on the Monmouth Coast, or off the Hook, by...
I have received your several favors of the 2d 3d and 13th of June. I am much obliged to you for the intelligence they contain, and should any thing else occur worth attention, you will be pleased to forward it with your other dispatches. What further instructions are necessary at your post are transmitted you on this occasion by the Marquise la Fayette. With respect to the infantry sir: the...
I now beg leave to inform Congress that since my Letter of the 4th, I have attended to their dispatches of the 25th Ulto by General Lincoln. At this time I do not think that the circumstances of the Campaign would admit, at any rate, an enquiry to be gone into respecting the loss of Charles Town, but if it were otherwise, I do not see that it could be made, so as to be completely satisfactory...
I have, with great pleasure, seen the very laudable association of the Merchants of Philadelphia, for procuring a quantity of provisions and Rum for the Army. I am well persuaded, that the same Spirit exists in those of the other considerable trading Towns, who, perhaps, only want being made acquainted with the distresses of the Army, in Articles almost as essential as those of provision, to...
It is more than probable that we shall, in the course of our expected cooperation with our Allies, have occasion to make use of the Navigation of the Sound, for which reason we should have some of the most expert and trusty pilots engaged. I am recommended to apply to you Sir to undertake this business, which I am convinced you will cheerfully execute. You will have only need for the present,...
I have recd yours of the 22d 28th and 29th last month—the intelligence contained in the two latter is very vague and uncertain, and so far as respects the Enemys Ships of War at New York, exceedingly incorrect—If you cannot open a correspondence with the person in New York, it will not answer my purpose—for I can every day hear the Stories of ignorant people who come out and only bring such...
27442General Orders, 11 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
The General Court martial whereof Colonel Butler is president to sit tomorrow morning 8 o clock at the Place mention’d in yesterday’s after orders: The members are desired to be punctual in their Attendance. Mr Pomeroy Quarters at Mr Peter Direamus’s on the Pumpton road. Major Reid is appointed Field officer of the Day for this day vice Major Torrey absent. After Orders The Order of the 12th...
Upon receipt of this, you will be pleased to repair to the station of rendezvous for the Pilots in Monmouth, to which place Major Lee is ordered with his horse. Perhaps you may fall in with him. It is essential that no time be lost, as it comes from New–York, from tolerable authority that the French fleet is near the coast. You will take with you the Pilots which are near you. I am &c. DLC :...
Its coming from New–York, and from tolerable authority, that the french fleet have been seen, and are hourly expected, you will be pleased to repair to this place, with all practicable dispatch, bringing with you, such pilots as may be acquainted with the navigation into the Harbour of New–York. If these are not at hand or in perfect readiness, you will not delay on this account, but direct...
I have recd your favors of the 8th—The State of Massachusetts having adopted Colo. Jacksons Regt and directed it to be considered in every respect as belonging to that line, it in course becomes intitled to a proportion of the drafts—For this purpose the Bearer Captain Hunt is sent up to receive the number which will fall to the share of the Regiment. I have not yet recd the Field Return of...
You will proceed to Monmouth and establish yourself in that vicinity. On your arrival there, you will see General Forman, who is charged with dispatches for a French fleet expected at the Hook and to keep a l ook out for their arrival. You will give such assistance in this as will be necessary. There are some Pilots who will be stationed mutilated , who will put themselves und er your...
As we may every moment expect the arrival of the French Fleet a revival of the correspondence with the Culpers will be of very great importance. If the younger cannot be engaged again, you will endeavour to prevail upon the elder to give you information of the movements and position of the enemy upon Long Island—as whether they are all confined to the post at Brooklyn or whether they have any...
I beg leave to suggest to Your Exellency that it is a matter of great importance for me to be acquainted with our several Harbours—their depth of Water within and leading to them and all the difficulties & circumstances attending their navigation. At present this knowledge is more peculiarly essential with respect to the Eastern Ports & particularly in the instance of New London. In the course...
27449General Orders, 12 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
A Collier from each Brigade except the 1st Pennsylvania to be sent to Major Bruen this afternoon. The Post office is kept near the two Bridges. A Noncommissioned officer or Trusty Soldier to be sent from each Guard that is included in the general Details to the Grand Parade at Guard mounting every morning with a Report of the same and to serve as Guides to the New Guards. After Orders Captain...
I have recd your favr of the 9th and am obliged by your remarks and observations upon the most probable places of the enemy’s endeavouring to obstruct the passage into the harbour of New York--My accounts from thence announce the approach of the French Fleet, in consequence of which Maj: Lee moved down to Monmouth yesterday with his whole Corps of Horse to protect the pilots and to keep open...
Inclosed you will receive a Copy of a Letter from Mr Loring, the British Commissary of prisoners, to yourself of the 21st of last month, which was transmitted me by Major General Phillips while you were absent from the Army. You will perceive by this, that Sir Henry Clinton has proposed, an exchange of all the British and German Prisoners of War in our hands (by which I understand from the...
27452General Orders, 13 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
Major Burrows is appointed Field officer of the day for this Day vice Major T.L. Moore Indisposed. At a Brigade General Court martial held by order of Brigadier General Wayne the 12th Instant, Colonel Stewart president John Williams Soldier in the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment Tried for Deserting to the Enemy and bearing Arms in their Service. Pled Guilty. The Court Sentence him to Suffer Death....
We have received intelligence through different channels from New York, that the Guadaloupe had arrived there on Sunday morning, and brought an account that she had fallen in with a large French fleet consisting of several sail of the line and a number of transports between the Capes of Virginia and Delaware—This intelligence has every appearance of authenticity; and, if true, the arrival of...
I have received your two favors of the 6th and that of the 9th. It gives me pleasure to find that you are appointed State agent, for the procuring the Quota of supplies required by Congress by their requisition of February last; and I have no doubt of the execution of this office, in your hands, being promotive of the public good and honourable to yourself. With regard to the places for...
I have received yours of the 8th Inst together with the resignations of Capt. Lacey & Lieut. Palmer. At such a period at this, after the Army has actually taken the field, when the Battalions will probably be recruited to the establishment,and officers of experience & reputation will be extreamely necessary; No reasons, but those arising from the Most absolute necessity can justify any one in...
27456General Orders, 14 July 1780 (Washington Papers)
Colonel Spencer is appointed to superintend the Hospitals in Jersey . He will call at the Orderly Office for Instructions. Two Battalions of Eighty files each to parade at the usual time on the manœuvring Parade from Maxwell’s and Stark’s Brigades under the command of Brigadier General Hand. Two Field Officers from each of these Brigades for this Duty Lieutenant Colonel Barber to attend the...
I have determined upon a plan of operations for the reduction of the City and Garrison of New York; which is to be carried on in conjunction with the french forces daily expected from France. The number of Troops to be employed upon this occasion may be about forty thousand Men. You are hereby directed therefore to make every necessary arrangement and Provision in your Department for carrying...
You will be pleased to send Mr Olney to New London to receive the arms Cloaths and ammunition which is expected there by the French fleet. They will probably be convoyed by a frigate, or two—to the Captain of which Mr Olney will apply with the Inclosed Letter. He will take measures to have them fowarded to the army with all possible expedition, by applying to the Magistrates to impress waggons...
I have the honor to inform Congress that I have this moment received a letter from Major General Heath dated Providence the 11th informing that the afternoon of the 10th the French fleet arrived off Newport—that the signals of recognizance had been made and the fleet was standing in to the harbour when the express came away. I congratulate Congress on this important event, and entreat them to...
I have received with much pleasure—but not till last night—your favor of the 4th specifying the amount of the subscriptions already collected for the use of the American Soldiery. This fresh mark of the patriotism of the Ladies entitles them to the highest applause of their Country. It is impossible for the Army, not to feel a superior gratitude, on such an instance of goodness. If I am happy...