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32191[Diary entry: 6 July 1774] (Washington Papers)
6. Again very hot with Clouds in the Afternoon & a fine Rain in the Night.
In one of your former letters; you intimate, that a free communication of Sentiments will not be displeasing to you. If under this sanction, I should step beyond the line you would wish to draw—and suggest ideas or ask questions which are improper to be answered—you have only to pass them by, in silence. I wish you to be convinced, that I do not desire to pry into measures the knowledge of...
I had the honor to receive your Excellency’s letter of the 4th Inst. with its inclosures, just as I was about to embark on a visit to Rhode Island, which has prevented my answering it ’till my return from thence. Previous to the receipt of your Excellency’s letter I had nominated and appointed the three Gentlemen who had heretofore acted in that office, Commissioners for settling accounts...
On Thursday Morning General Howe advanced with his Whole Army in several Columns from Amboy, as far as Westfeild. We are certainly informed, that the Troops, sent to Staten Island, returned the preceding Evening, and it is said with an Augumentation of Marines—so that carrying them there was a feint with intention to deceive us. His design in this sudden movement was either to bring on a...
32195[Diary entry: 3 November 1774] (Washington Papers)
3. Clear & pleasant but little Wind.
I should have taken an Opportunity of expressing in public Orders how much I was satisfied with the Gentlemen who were so kind as to assist in preparing for the celebration of the birth of the Dauphin, but the matter being not altogether of a Military nature, I thought it best to communicate my sentiments in this manner. You will therefore be pleased to accept my thanks for your exertions on...
Sir Henry Clinton in order to supply the British prisoners at Fort Frederick and Winchester with necessaries and money has twice requested a passport for a vessel to go with the same to the port of Baltimore. As it is necessary the prisoners should be supplied, I have granted permission to a schooner to proceed to Hampton road—Where the cargo is to be received into some of the Bay craft, and...
Taking it for granted that Mr Anderson gave you his opinion of Mr Threlkalds English Cattle, I shall only add that his advice to me is, to take only the Bull, at the price you mentioned—viz.—Forty guineas. I shall be obliged to you therefore to let that Gentleman know that I will take the Bull at the above price & will send for him on any day he shall name. I am not inclined to offer less than...
I have received your favor of the 29th November by Brig. Genl Irvine and the Officers who accompanied him. As you have proposed that all accounts respecting prisoners of War, from the commencement of the dispute to the present time, as well as the accounts of the troops of Convention, shall be adjusted by the Commissioners when they meet, I have written to Congress upon the subject, and have...
Headquarters [ Preakness, N.J. ] 22 July 1780 . Has just received a letter from Gen. Muhlenberg of 11 July enclosing a list of officers in Col. Gist’s regiment, omitted in his former return, and has written to Gen. Gates to incorporate these officers with the others or “to divide the Drafts into another Regiment as may appear most eligible from a view of all circumstances.” Dft ( DLC :...