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I have recd yours of yesterday—There is nothing in Count de Grasse having arrived at New port. I imagine the fear of his coming upon the Coast has made Graves run in—You will continue to Watch the Motions of the fleet at the Hook and inform me of any alterations in their situation. I am moving with part of the Army to Springfield. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt servt. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Your acceptable favour of the 15th I had the pleasure to receive Six days afterwards. I greatly bewail the misfortune that gives rise to the following Relation. Major Grant of the Highlanders with a Chosen detachment of 800 Marchd from Our advancd Post at Loyal Hannan the 12th Instt for Fort Du-quesne what to do there I cannot with certainty say, but it is reported and I suppose justly, to...
Be so good as to re-examine your Books to see if any Sum was advanced to my order for my own use between Feby & May 1777—To Whom—For what Sum—and the precise date. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt Ser. CSmH .
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] April 28, 1779 . Asks that Brigadier General Samuel Holden Parsons’s brigade be sent to reinforce Major General Alexander McDougall. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
To Mr T. Basset—Engineer. Sir Fort L[oudou]n May 4th 1758. Your letter of the 27th ultimo came to my hands only last night. I have received no Orders yet for marching 2,00 men to Enoch’s; when I do, you shall be informed thereof. I am Sir, Your most obedient, humble Servant, LB , DLC:GW .
I have recd yours of the 19th of June—previous to the acceptation of your Resignation you must lodge Certificates from the pay Master General & Auditor of Accounts that you have no public money charged against you, and you must obtain an approbation of dismission from the Colonel or commanding Officer of the Regt to which you belong. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 1, 1779 . Asks Heath to cooperate with Baron von Steuben. LS , in writing of H, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
I am honored with your Excellenys Letter of the 29th January. Since I had the honor to write the late President respecting the Enemys having put a stop to the incursions of the Savages—I have Reced no intelligence but what has seemed to confirm the declarations the Enemy then made how long they will continue this inoffensive System or what may be their designs for next Spring—it is impossible...
I have the honor to enclose a Pamphlet which contains four additional papers that were not printed at the time when I forwarded my Circular Letter to you;these will now make the collection compleat, and shew the distressed state of the Army at the period of its approaching dissolution.I have the honor to be Sir Youre Most Obedt Servant. Sent also to Governors John Hancock, Meshech Weare and...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 27, 1780 . Asks that Congress send Brigadier General Du Portail to the South where a good engineer is needed. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Whitpain Township, Pa., 27 Oct. 1777 . “The inclosed packet directed for you, was put into my hands among others from Congress. In my hurry I broke the Seal, before I discovered my mistake. I hope you will attribute this to inattention and not to any design.” LS , in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MHi : William Livingston Papers.
I have taken the liberty of putting two letters under cover to you; The one to Colo. Hamilton (in answer to that you forwarded to me) I pray you to put it under your cover, and send it on by the Post. The other for Mr Kitt (my household Steward) I leave open for your perusal, to save a repet it ion of the same sentiments, with respect to the money and Wine. With sincere esteem and regd I...
Orangetown [ New York ] August 16, 1780 . Encloses letter from Rochambeau. States that Rochambeau approves of engaging the German deserters. Writes that the Chevalier de Ternay has asked that a vessel loaded with flour be conveyed to Boston and that the sloop Saratoga be sent to the West Indies with dispatches. Has written to Board of Admiralty for its compliance in these matters. Df , in...
I have been favored with your letter of the 28th ulto. The honor which the Merchants of Philada—have in contemplation to shew me; is very flattering, & deserving of my best acknowledgments. I expect to leave this place on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning, and to be in Philada on Monday:but as there may be an intervention of circumstances not altogether within my controul, I can not speak...
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] June 11, 1777. Orders Armand to assume command of Ottendorf’s corps, to expand this corps to a full regiment, and in the future to take orders from Major General Benjamin Lincoln. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Charles Armand-Tuffin, Marquis de la Rouerie, was generally known as Colonel Armand. Nicholas Dietrich, Baron de...
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] February 15, 1779 . Thanks Stokes for information and asks for further news. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Stokes was a captain in the Second Virginia Regiment.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] June 4, 1779 . Asks Stewart to forward supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Stewart was commissary general of issues.
I nominate Enoch Sawyer of North Carolina to be Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Plankbridge on Sawyers Creek in North Carolina. Frederick B. Sawyer, of North Carolina, to be Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Newbiggen Creek in North Carolina. Levy Blount, of North Carolina to be Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Plymouth in North Carolina. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ White Plains, New York ] August 29, 1778 . Sends information concerning maneuvers of British fleet in the Sound. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. This was probably the news sent in Elisha Boudinot to H, August 29, 1778 .
I have received your favor of Yesterday & thank you for the intelligence it contains. I have only to desire, that you will communicate any thing further respecting the fleet as speedily as possible—& that you will be perfectly on your guard. I hear a number of Vessels have gone up Hackensack River also, which leads me to believe they intend a large forage. I am &c DLC : Papers of George...
Letter not found: to Robert Stewart, 30 July 1759. On 28 Sept. Stewart wrote to GW : “I . . . receiv’d your Affectionate & most obliging favour of the 30th July.”
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 17, 1777. Describes position at Middlebrook and plans of attack. Discusses probability of enemy attack on the army at Middlebrook and on Philadelphia. Orders Arnold to send on Continental troops. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : to Betty Washington Lewis, 27 June 1779. Lewis wrote GW on 21 Sept.: “Yours of the 27th of June I receiv’d with the Inclos’d from Mr Peale” ( MiDbEI ).
It is my wish that the result of the determination on Mr. G——ts request may go to him with your Signature, and of this date. It was for this reason I aimed at a decision on it Sunday or yesterday. Yours always RC (Edward N. Bomsey, Springfield, Virginia, 1984). Determination on Mr.G——ts request : TJ to Edmond Charles Genet, 31 Dec. 1793 .
Please to pay to Mr James Anderson (out of the money due to me from the Bank of Alexandria) the Sum of two hundred dollars, and his receipt shall be a dischar g e for that much from Sir Your very Hble Ser. Catalog--Charles Hamilton.
Letter not found: to Josiah Parker, 18 Aug. 1786. On 9 Sept. Parker wrote GW : “Your favor of the 18th Ultimo reached me a few days since.”
Letter not found: to Adam Stephen, 12 May 1756. On 19 May 1756 Stephen wrote to GW : “I reced yours of the twelveth.”
The President of the United States presents his Compliments to Mr Jay, and informs him that the Harness of the President’s Carriage was so much injured in coming from Jersey that he will not be able to use it today. If Mr Jay should propose going to Church this Morng the President would be obliged to him for a Seat in his Carriage. L , in the writing of David Humphreys, NNC .
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 12, 1780 . Asks Clinton to investigate reported defects in his brigade and to correct them. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : to Brig. Gen. James Clinton, 17 Feb. 1779. Clinton wrote GW on 8 April ( DLC:GW ): “I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Excellency’s Favours of the 14th 17th 22d Feby and 25th March with their Enclosures.”
Colonel Dey’s [ New Jersey ] July 21, 1780 . Reports rumor that English are embarking troops in order to attack French fleet and army. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Preakness, New Jersey ] November 4, 1780 . Is happy to hear that Rochambeau’s son has departed for France. Sends reports of British troop movements. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Your favor of the 5th of June, reached me a few Days ago. It has been owing to some Mistake, that you & the Troops under your Care at Rutland, have not been liberated—I have lost no Time to inform the Secretary at War of your Circumstances—& you may soon expect his Orders for your Removal to N. York. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
[ Bergen County, New Jersey ] July 22, 1780 . Regrets that the Chevalier de Ternay objects to entering the harbor. Asserts need for arms and powder. Regrets inability to visit Rochambeau. Urges Lafayette to impress on the French difficulties involved in a siege of New York. Sends rumor of British embarkation for Rhode Island. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
M [ iddle ] B [ rook, New Jersey ] May 26, 1779 . Encloses letter requesting Major General William Heath to report to Headquarters. Encloses another letter to Lieutenant Pierre de Castaing la Grace from Brigadier General Du Portail. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found: to Henry Knox, 15 June 1791. On 19 June GW referred Knox to “My letter of the 15th inst.” William Jackson informed Tobias Lear on 14 June that “The President thinks he may write to the Heads of departments by the next post.” In the letter-book copy of GW’s letter of 19 June to Knox ( DLC:GW ), Lear noted that “The letter of the 15th instant was not among those put into the...
West Point, July 25, 1779. Asks for details of the “supposed embarkation,” and for information about situation at Stony Point and other British encampments. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Morristown, New Jersey ] December 4, 1779 . States that $10,000 have been issued to Sheldon. Authorizes Sheldon to enlist infantrymen whose terms of service are near expiration. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Sheldon was a colonel of the Second Continental Dragoons.
Letter not found: to Clement Biddle, 28 Feb. 1798. On 3 Mar. GW wrote to Biddle of “writing to you on the 27th & 28th Ulto.”
Springfield [ New Jersey ] June 10, 1780 . Introduces Louis Dominique Ethis de Corny, who is procuring supplies for the French army. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Trumbull was governor of Connecticut, Greene was governor of Rhode Island, and Powell was president of the Massachusetts Council.
You will be pleased to furnish me, by the 18th inst. or sooner if practicable, with an accurate Return of the Invalid Regt specifying the Names of all who are now borne on the Rolls of it; shewing what were the pretensions of the Officers & Men for admittance into the Corps—and what their particular situations now are. I am Sir &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
In my letter of the 25th I desired you to send an Officer to Head Quarters to report your arrival at King’s Ferry—The Encampment upon Verplanks point being marked out, you will have no occasion to send up the Officer, but upon your arrival at Stoney Point send over your Brigade Qr. Mast. to Verplanks—He will there find Mr Demler an Asst. of the Qr. Mast. Genl who will shew him the Ground for...
By a letter which Genl Greene has just now rec’d from Col. Abeel at Morris Town, I find, that, for want of Drivers; a number of Waggons (which are much wanted here) lay useless at that place, I have therefore to request that you will be pleased to furnish the Col. from the Militia under your command with as many Waggoners as he may find necessary to call on you for. I am DLC : Papers of George...
[ West Point ] July 26, 1779 . Requests advice about “Muster Masters department.” Asks whether Dr. William Shippen should be arrested. Df , in writings of Robert Hanson Harrison and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Philadelphia, December 31, 1778 . Asks Schuyler to take command of Northern Department and to investigate Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Whiting’s request for relief of Colonel Ichabod Alden’s regiment. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I nominate Simeon De Witt, of New York, to be Surveyor General. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
Camp at Cross Roads [ Pennsylvania ] August 17, 1777. Seeks information concerning Du Portail’s request to Congress for horses and servants at public expense. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Colonel Louis Le Bèque (Le Begue) Du Portail was sent to America in July, 1777. Congress appointed him chief engineer with the rank of colonel. He was given the rank of...
[Mount Vernon, March 4, 1799. Letter not found.] “List of Letters from G——Washington to General Hamilton,” Columbia University Libraries.
I return you the Subsistence Roll of the Officers of the Hospital Department. Dr Craik having retired does not I dare say expect to be continued on the list—As to the rest it is impossible for me to judge of the necessity of their services—some of them might doubtless be dispensed with—I will write immediately to the Director General on the Subject and transmit you his Answer so soon as I...
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 21, 1778 . Introduces Lieutenant Colonel Mauduit du Plessis, who wishes to leave country. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress