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1801[Diary entry: 29 September 1788] (Washington Papers)
Monday 29th. Thermometer at 66 in the Morning—75 at Noon and 73 at Night—Wind at South and Morning hazy, or lowering. Cloudy afterwards—and at Night a slow and moderate rain. Visited all the Plantations. In the Neck—All the tops were cut and blades pulled from the Corn on Saturday last, but not got in being too green. All hands, except 5 people at the Plows, getting them in to day. At Muddy...
1802[Diary entry: 26 September 1795] (Washington Papers)
26. Returned home to dinner.
(Private) Dear Sir, Philadelphia Decr 26th 1791 The enclosed is a private letter from Colo. Nicholas (an influential character in Kentucky) to the Attorney General. He put it into my hands to read; I, without having asked his permission, send it to you for the same purpose, of course the communication is confidential. My reason for sending it to you is, to shew you the uniform sentiment of...
1804[Diary entry: 29 December 1769] (Washington Papers)
29. At Home all day.
On friday next you will move from your Quarters (wherever they may be) with your whole Corps, at such time & manner, as to be at the White Plains positively between sunset & dark—your Men will require provisions for saturday & may be perfectly light. I send you the Paroles & Cr Signs untill the 29th inclusive—you will keep them sacredly to yourself, except when they are to be delivered to the...
1806[March 1769] (Washington Papers)
Mar. 1. Rid to Muddy hole—Doeg Run & Mill Plantations with Mr. W[arne]r Washington, who with his Lady & Miss Betcy Washington that came yesterday also dind & lodgd here today &ca. Mr. Willm. Crawford came in the Afternoon. 2. At home all day with the above Company. 3. Went to the Vestry at Pohick Church and returnd abt. 11 Oclock at Night. Found Mr. Tibbles here. GW was late in returning...
Letter not found : to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 13 May 1779. Robert Hanson Harrison docketed Trumbull’s letter to GW of 27 April as “recd 8 May[,] ansd—13.”
1808[Diary entry: 9 January 1785] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 9th. Not much wind, and that at West, & So. West. Moderate & thawing a little. The Mercury in the Thermometer was at 32 this afternoon. Appearances of Rain.
Mr Benson & Mr Smith have nominated Judge Hobart as a third person to determine with them the Disputes between the Army & the Contractors. The Gentlemen will attend to the Business on Wednesday next, and wish it may be accomplished at Poughkeepsie as that place will be much more convenient to them than any other; but if it should appear necessary that a large Number of Witnesses must attend...
If this Letter reaches you in time, it will serve to ask if you have any commands to Yaughyaughgany, as I purpose to set out for that part of the World about the 3d or 4th day of Octr Next for a Short stay —A Report prevails here that the Ministry have lately granted to a Company in England, a large Tract of Country on the Ohio (Including the Lands we have just given £2500 Sterg for) to be...
1811[Diary entry: 27 April 1772] (Washington Papers)
27. At home all day writing to send to Williamsburg by Colo. Bassett. Bassett was to settle several financial matters for GW in the Williamsburg area ( GW Memorandum, 27 April 1772 , NjMoHP ).
1812[Diary entry: 16 October 1770] (Washington Papers)
16. Frosty Morning—but clear and pleasant afterwards.
1813General Orders, 4 June 1783 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Brigr Genl Dayton B. Qr Mr Jersey Brigade The Hampshire regt gives the Guards tomorrow and the Hampshire Battalion the Fatigues. The agreement entered into on the 16th Jany last between the Troops of the Cantonment of New Windsor and the Contractors, is at the desire of those Troops and with the consent of the Contractors declared Null and void; & both parties are...
1814General Orders, 28 April 1780 (Washington Papers)
[Officers] Of the Day Tomorrow[:] Colonel Johnson[,] Lieutenant Colonel Huntington[,] Brigade Major Stark’s Brigade A Serjeant Corporal and twelve men from General St Clair’s Division for Fatigue Tomorrow to be under the direction of Mr shute. Varick transcript , DLC:GW , ser. 3, subseries G, letter book 5; Varick transcript , DLC:GW , ser. 3, subseries G, letter book 4. The Varick transcript...
1815General Orders, 23 July 1776 (Washington Papers)
Lieut. Fuller of Capt: Keyes Company, 20th Regimt tried by a General Court Martial of which Lieut: Col. Hobby was President, for “Inoculating, and disobedience of orders”—is honorably acquitted, and discharged from his arrest. It is with great astonishment and surprise, the General hears that Soldiers inlist from one Corps to another, and frequently receive a bounty; and that some officers...
You will readily agree with me that the best interests of the United States require such an intimation to be made to the Governor of Canada, either directly or indirectly, as may produce instructions to prevent the Indians receiving military aid or supplies from the british posts or garrisons.—The notoriety of this assistance has already been such as renders enquiry into particulars...
1817General Orders, 28 May 1780 (Washington Papers)
The Pennsylvania Division Hand’s and Stark’s brigades give the Morristown Guards & fatigue this Week. A Detachment from the Line to parade tomorrow at Guardmounting with three days provisions their blankets and 40 rounds ⅌ man: Major Talbot will take command of them: a surgeon or mate from Stark’s brigade to join the Detachment. The manœuvring Battalions instead of parading on the Ground at 7...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 8, 1779 . Instructs Knox to send artillery pieces and men to man them to the Southern Department. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
By the inclosed Extract from Genl Orders, which I have the honor to transmit, You will perceive that a Certain John Springer has been tried “for seducing Soldiers to inlist in the British Army,[”] and sentenced in part, to be employed in some department of the Army or Navy, where he would not have an opportunity of deserting. Being fully persuaded that he cannot be employed in the former,...
I should have had the honor of acknowledging sooner the receipt of your letter of the 28th of June last, had I not concluded to defer doing it ’till I could announce to you the transmission of my portrait, which has been just finished by Mr Robinson (of New York) who has also undertaken to forward it. The manner of the execution does no discredit, I am told, to the Artist; of whose skill...
I have been informed that you have in your profession twenty pieces of Cannon 18 pounders belonging to the Continent--We are now in the greatest want of heavy Artillery and if you have no immediate use for those pieces or no orders for their particular disposal you will oblige me by delivering them to Colo. Crane of the Artillery who will undertake to forward them to this place. We are...
1822[Diary entry: 21 October 1772] (Washington Papers)
21. Clear with the Wind high from the No. West all day.
1823[Diary entry: 22 April 1769] (Washington Papers)
22. The Herrings run in great abundance.
1824[Diary entry: 9 February 1762] (Washington Papers)
9. Began Plowing for Oats.
You will be pleased to direct the issuing Commissary to the Troops under the command of Colo. Sheldon, to remove his Store to the House of Mr Rundle in C antits , for the greater convenience of supplying those Troops. I am Gentmn Yr most obt Servt MH .
Your favor of the 20th Ulto was received yesterday. For the information it has given, I thank you; although it is not of the most pleasing sort. Some parts of it indeed, has surprized me not a little, but neither the surprise or the cause of it, shall be communicated to any other. My sentiments, relatively to the Memorial, you are already possessed of, and therefore I shall add nothing more on...
1827[Diary entry: 28 May 1799] (Washington Papers)
28. Morning Calm & Mer. at 60—at night 68—clear thro’ the day. All the strangers went away after breakfast.
I have received your favor of the 7th, with a Postscript of this day. I have written to the Dep. Quartr Mastr at Hartford to have the salted Provisions forwarded; and will urge the Quarter Master General to see that Order carried into execution. I have to request that you will Order a Sub. Sergt two Corpls & 20 Men to reinforce my Guard—this party to be releived once a Week. With great regard...
1829[Diary entry: 18 February 1775] (Washington Papers)
18. Cloudy a little in the forenn. but clear afterwards & warm with very little wind.
1830[Diary entry: 4 July 1769] (Washington Papers)
4. Very sultry, with a breeze of Wind from the southward. Clouds & a little rain to the westward (with some Thunder) but none here.
1831[Diary entry: 1 May 1788] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 1st. of May. Thermometer at 56 in the morning—76 at Noon And 76 at Night. Clear & warm, with the Wind Southerly. Visited all the Plantations—the Fishing Landing, Brick yard & Mill. At the Ferry, the Plows were removed from No. 7 to No. 2, & were plowing for Corn (laying off & listing). The Women were planting of it, but thinking the grd. too wet I made them desist, & return to making...
1832[Diary entry: 15 June 1775] (Washington Papers)
15. Dined at Burns’s in the Field. Spent the Eveng. on a Committee. Congress resolved today “that a General be appointed to command all the continental forces, raised, or to be raised, for the defence of American liberty” ( JCC Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789 . 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. , 2:91). GW, nominated by Thomas Johnson of...
I have had the honor to receive your favor of the 10th ulto together with the wheat from the Cape of Good Hope; which you were so obliging as to send me by the revd Mr Griffith; for both I thank you. The latter shall have a fair trial in the same inclosure with some presented to me by Colo. Spaight, (a Delegate in Congress from No. Carolina) which had been planted, & had obtained a vigorous...
1834Observations [July 1768] (Washington Papers)
July 2d. Finishd going over my Corn ground in the Neck—both with the Plows & Hoes. 4. Began to cut my Wheat at the Mill—but upon examination, finding it too green desisted. Note, upon looking into my Wheat the Rust was observd to be more or less in it all—but, except some at Doeg Run it was thought no great damage woud follow as the Wheat was rather too forward. 5. Jonathan Farmer coming down...
I learn with much satisfaction from your letter of April 28. that you propose to undertake a history of the American revolution, and shall with pleasure procure you any aids I can towards the faithful execution of the work. I will therefore desire the heads of the Executive departments to communicate to you such papers of useful information in their respective offices as they, in their...
Springfield [ New Jersey ] June 12, 1780 . Asks committee to check rumor that some states are not attempting to complete their quotas of men. Discloses that force requested is as small “as can give us any prospect of a decisive effort.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I am honored with your several Letters of 26th Febry—1st—4 & 4th of March. I know no Objections to the Arrangement of the Virginia Line as transmitted to me from your Office—It has my Approbation—& may pass into Record. Whatever of Cloathg can be obtained for the Army, I wish to have forwarded with as much dispach as possible—Mr Morris, knowg our Circumstances, & his own Abilities, or rather...
John Robinson esqre—Speaker Dear Sir, [Fort Loudoun] October 25th 1757. I applied to the Governor for leave to come down in order to settle my accompts before he left the country, and to represent the melancholy situation of our distressed frontiers—which no written narrative can so well describe, as a verbal account, to a judicious person, inclined to hear. In a verbal account, the questions...
1839Order of March, June 1781 (Washington Papers)
Order of March for the Right Column of the American Troops who are to move by the Right. Colo. Scammell Colo. Sheldon 1st Sheldons Infantry 2 York Levies 3 Sheldons Cavalry Scammell 4 Light Infantry N.B.—This is the order of March during night in the day the
1840[Diary entry: 28 October 1770] (Washington Papers)
28. Meeting with Kiashuta & other Indian Hunters we proceeded only 10 Miles to day, & Incampd below the Mouth of a Ck. on the west the name of wch. I know not. GW had met Guyasuta during his journey to the French commandant in 1753 (see entry for 30 Nov. 1753, n.49 ). After joining the French in 1755, Guyasuta had actively engaged in hostilities against the British during the French and Indian...
1841General Orders, 15 June 1777 (Washington Papers)
As it is proper the mode of performing and receiving the Grand rounds, should be the same throughout the Army, as well for the sake of security, as uniformity and order. In future the following is that, which is to be pursued. The Field officer of the grand rounds, before he begins his visits, to procure such an escort as he chuses, not exceeding a Serjt and six—Accompanied by these, he is to...
Mr Anderson requesting that the boy who was going to the Post Office yesterday, might call & deliver a letter to you, from him, concerning flour—Availing myself of that conveyance, I sat down, and was in the act of writing the hasty lines you received from me by him, when I was summoned to dinner. In my hurry to close and Seal it, I omitted the enclosure then refered to, and which is now...
The Recruits now in this town are to remain here until the arrival of the vessel with the Stores, &c. and to be under the same directions as before ordered. So soon as the Stores arrive, you are, with all possible dispatch, to procure a sufficient number of Waggons to carry them to Winchester; whither they are to be sent, under the escort of the Soldiers now here: except the Suits of Clothes;...
By Mr Custis I took the liberty of requesting the favor of you to set a value upon the Stock of every kind belonging to me at Claibornes except the Horses & Plantation Utensils which I gave him —I have since wrote to him (of this date) proposing that he shd take all the Corn, wheat, & Provender for the Cattle, so soon as it can be ascertained, at such prices as you shall affix; and if he...
Circumstances may render it necessary for me to make a journey to the Seat of Government: and letters which I expect every Post day, will determine whether I shall take it or not. If I go, my departure will be sudden, and how long I may be absent from home, is uncertain; I do not expect however, that it can exceed four, or at most five Weeks. With respect to the Farms and Meadows I shall say...
1846[Diary entry: 19 December 1769] (Washington Papers)
19. Misting & Raining by turns all day—the Wind being at No. East.
1847General Orders, 21 August 1780 (Washington Papers)
The regimental Paymasters will bring their Payrolls and Abstracts made up to the 1st Instant to the Deputy Paymaster General for Examination They will also call on him for the amount of the Pay and subsistence for the respective regiments for January February and March to be received on account agreeable to a Resolution of Congress of the 10th of April last published in Orders the 30th of the...
I wrote you a Letter of the 27th Ulto in which I desired that you woud send for my own wear 2 pair of thin rashd Pumps and 2 pr of Stitched and bound Shoes; but I have now altered my Mind, and instead of these pray send me Six pair of neat, light, and thin Calf, with the flesh side out—let them be (if you please) a small size larger than those you sent me last for upon further tryals of them I...
1849[Diary entry: 21 April 1769] (Washington Papers)
21. Wind fresh from the No. West & very raw & cold all day—more moderate at Night.
I inclose to your Care my Answer to the Address of the Magistracy and Inhabitants of the Borough of Elizabeth which I pray you will have the goodness to communicate to them. With great esteem and regard I have the honour to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.