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Fort-Dauphin [Saint-Domingue], 1 April 1776 . Offers his services to GW. He says that he served in Germany during the last war as a lieutenant in the Royal Grenadiers and was dismissed three years after the peace. He came to Saint-Domingue to advance himself but has not been able to obtain a company. He does not sign his name for fear that this letter might be intercepted and injure him at the...
4 August 1776 . “My House is forcibly entered & posessed by officers and Soldiers without my Consent, to the number of 60 or 70. . . . From A barrack, my House is now become A mere Hospital Noise & Disturbance day and night, reign in every part—The two Halls below are occupied by the rude hand of Insolence the Doors nailed, & I am at last reduced to such narrow limits that the next...
My Lord Sterling Complains, & so justly, of the want of Tents, & the Baggage belonging to his Brigade that I would have you enquire particularly into the matter and endeavour to have it sent on to the sevl Regiments now suffering at the White Plains for want of it. Tell Genl Mifflin & Colo: Reed (in short let the Genl Officers below know) that some expedient must be fallen upon to bring off...
As I have past your Quarters Several times Lately I saw With Concern A number of Peirsons Great Enemies to Your Excellency (as A general) and their Country Pleas therefore to take Great Care of the Name of Ogden, (Particularly that family) and their Connection Peter McKee &c. Depend on What I write here to be fact I know them Well. Abought 5 Days Ago one Wm Stewart an assistant of these fals...
As to the Navil Strengtht within the hook thare is the gard Ship within the one Sixty fore it is Reported that the renown is Sumware A Bout hel gate the Bland frigate Lyes in the as to the fort at Brooklin I am told it is Near finnisht that it Is Mounted with havy Cannon and a larg Bumproof Making in it arrivals thare has Bin None lately they lay thare has Bin two fals imBarcations or motion...
Soon after I reached my present quarters at New Windsor I desired Majr Gibbs to send for my Sleigh & some other articles which he told me you had been obliging enough to take charge of for me when the Campaign opened last Summer—having heard, nor seen neither of them yet the presumption is that the letter either miscarried, or that there has been some inattention in the Q. Master at Morris...
This letter, which begs of your Excellency the favour of a perusal begins with a confission of a fault, even while in the verry Commission of it; for indeed I confess, I do not think myself entitled to the freedom I now venture to take; but what will not a Man hazard when hope rouses him from despair! Alas how often has my honest avarice of the approbation of the good and worthy, been ready to...
Mrs Washington informs me that you have been kind enough to offer her a recipe for the Colic—She has had a very distressing Night with it, which must be my apology for the trouble I now give you in applying for it. I have the honor to be with great respect Madam Yr Most Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I should never have presumed to address a letter to your Excellency and least of all an anonymous one, were it not for the delicate and responsible situation in which your power of nominating and appointing to office places you and likewise for the necessity consequent thereupon of your being acquainted with the character and abilities of various candidates. A Collector we are told is shortly...
The first request of General Washington is that he will burn this line after reading it, as it comes from a man who on his own account (unconnected with those who have the strongest ties on him) would not trouble any mortal with the request of a favor: therefore in case your more important duties obliges you to spurn at my intrusion, let it become impossible for any person by my hand writing...