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Major Allen McLane late of the Continental Army under my command informs me that John Pierce Esquire pay master General and Commissioner of Army accounts Doth not consider himself authorized by the resolution of congress, and construction of the Honorable board of war to adjust his claims to half pay for life and refers the Major to Lieut. Col. H. Lee to be provided for with the other officers...
I have received your Favor of the 9th—Respectg the Cloathing—I think it my Duty to inform you that the Southern Army from the Supply that has been sent them from York Town & is now going on under the Care of the Detatchment under Comand of Genl St Clair, with what Genl Greene has been able to obtain, will probably go near to be pretty well covered—a few small Articles such as Overhals & small...
I have received your Letter of the 13th respecting the Stores of Cloathg arrived in Boston from France—their Transportation from Boston I think will be attended with too great Risque to be hazarded—as the Fleet of Count de Grasse will probably not remain long on these Coasts after this Time. Of the Cloathing which is ordered on by Land—such part as is designed for the Troops on the North River...
The Inclosed Letter from Doctr Craick of the Hospital, is of so much Importance, that I cannot omit to transmit it to your Board—& to enforce it with my Warmest Desire that its Request may be complied with in the shortest Time possible—The Exhausted Condition of this State admits no Relief—our only Hope is from you—the Importance of the Soldiers life to our Service, is too well known to you,...
By the best accounts which we can obtain the Enemy’s Works at York are already more respectable than we had reason to suppose, and as they continue to strengthen them with unremitting labour, we must look forward to a very serious operation. Genl Knox has for these reasons thought it prudent to increase his requisition for Shot and Shells. His letter accompanies this and I must intreat the...
Agreable to my Promise to you in Phila I have consulted Doct. Craig on the Subject of the Hospital Appointments—Inclosed is the Answer I have received—which I do myself the honor to transmit to you—And am Gentlemen Your most Obet Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been honored with your favors of the 17th and 26th ulto the first enclosing three plans for filling the present Vancancies and making future promotions in the Medical Line and which you were pleased to submit to my opinion—That I might obtain as extensive a knowledge as possible of the sentiments of the Army upon this matter, I committed the plans to the General Officers and desired...
I was last Evennig favored with yours of the 16th instt—inclosing Copies of two Letters from B. Genl Knox to your Board on the Subject of forwarding military Stores to the Army—Circumstancd as I am at this Moment, with many surroundg Doubts & Uncertainties, from too many Reasons, it is impossible for me to fix on any certain Point of Time, at which I should wish to have the Stores in Camp—I...
I very much approve and am exceedingly obliged by the Resolutions which have been entered into by the Board for the supply of my table, and which have been communicated to me by Mr secretary Carleton. I have for a long time past seen the advantages which would arise from having a trusty person about me in the character of a Steward, and have endeavoured without effect to procure such an one....
I have been honored with your favors of the 26th ulto and 3d Inst. the Resolve of Congress to which you refer in the last was not inclosed, but I have recd the Original from the president—Give me leave to thank you for the attention which you promise to pay to my wants—It is necessary you should be informed, that besides the Articles which it will be in your power to procure and forward from...