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I have been successively honored with your favors of the 19th—24th—25th—26th—and 30th ulto with the several enclosures to which they refer. I am at a loss to know the meaning of the Board in transmitting the representation of the inhabitants of Northumberland in favr of Colo. Weltner—It appears by Govr Reeds letter that there has been one complaining of his Conduct. The one seems a...
The board are desirous of seeing Capt. Bowman of the Jersey Troops, on the subject of his command at Squan, during the last Winter & Spring, & would be much obliged to your Excellency to order him to repair to Philadelphia without delay. I have the honor to be with the highest respect Yr Excellency’s Most obed. Hble Servt ALS , DLC:GW . GW’s secretary Robert Hanson Harrison docketed this...
If Major Lee’s Corps is still at Philadelphia or within its vicinity—or has not advanced more than three or four days march towards the Southward—I request that You will order it to join this army as soon as it can be done. His Horse in particular is infinitely wanted at this time. I inclose a Letter for him on this subject. The Enemy are out in force in Jersey and liejust below Sp[r]ingfield....
We have been honoured with your Letter of the 5th Instant. The representation of the Inhabitants of Northumberland, in favour of Colo. Weltner, was sent to your Excellency on a supposition that you had received an accusation presented to the Council of this State, charging Colo. Weltner with Misconduct & Ill treatment of the Inhabitants. We had directed the papers we received from Council to...
Previous to the receipt of your Excellency’s letter of the 8th inst. the Infantry of majr Lee’s Corps (the Cavalry it is presumed has Joined the Army) had arrived at Richmond where the board suppose they will remain until your further orders about their destination. The board thought proper to submit that part of your letter where you Speak of your weakness in Cavalry, to the consideration of...
The board have the honor to inclose a letter from Lt Col. Conolly. It being the opinion of Col. Maegaw, that Lt Col. Conolly might be able to negotiate his exchange for Lt Col. Ramsay were he upon the spot —The board submit the propriety of granting his request to your Excellency. I have the honor to be With the highest respect yr Excellency’s Most Obed. Hble Serv. ALS , DLC:GW . The board...
I was yesterday afternoon honoured with your Two Letters of the 7th & 8th Inst. In consequence of the request contained in the first I have directed Captain Bowman to repair to Philadelphia, who will have the honor of presenting this to the Board. The Sentence against Captain Coren will be published and confirmed in General Orders; but the proceedings at present are at the Adjutant General’s...
[ Springfield, New Jersey ] June 16, 1780 . Thanks board for securing future services of the Philadelphia City Light Horse. Questions irregular manner in which paroled “Marine Prisoners” were sent to New York. Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I am honored with your letters of the 12th and 13th. I am much obliged to you for the step you took respecting the city-horse; their services here at this juncture will be extremely useful. I write to His Excellency the President requesting they may be sent forward. I shall have no objection to Lt. Col. Conolly’s having the indulgence he asks though I should wish his going in to be postponed...
We do ourselves the honour to inclose you a letter from the board to Major General Howe at West Point, relative to the provisions to be thrown into that post. We submit it to your Excellency’s inspection; and if you judge it necessary, you will be pleased to alter or add to our instructions on the subject. We subjoined a direction concerning the stores at the post not wanted for immediate use...