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Letter not found : from the Board of War, 9 Sept. 1778. On 19 Sept., GW wrote the Board of War : “I have been honoured with the Boards Letter of the 9th Inst.” In a report of the Board of War to Congress on clothing, 5 Oct. 1778, they stated: “In a letter of the 9th [to GW] we suggested that the drafts were not intitled to new cloathing—that where necessity obliged us to clothe them, it might...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 30 Sept. 1779. On 8 Oct., GW wrote the Board of War: “I have been honored with yours of the 30th ulto on the subject of Major Francis Murray’s exchange for the Hessian Major Stein lately captured.”
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 31 March 1779. GW wrote in his letter to the Board of War of 10 April : “I have been duly honored with your favour of the 31st of, March, which, through hurry of business has been hitherto unanswered. From the relation in several respects between the duties of the office of Adjutant General and those of the Inspectorship; I pe[r]ceive advantages that...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 26 Feb. 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 4 March : “I recd yours of the 26 inclosing papers relating to the arrangement of the Army.”
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 16 Sept. 1779. On 22 Sept., GW wrote the Board of War: “I was yesterday honored with yours of the 16th: the general Return of Military Stores accompanying it was delivered safely to me.”
I have the Honour to enclose several Resolutions of Congress relative to two Expeditions intended to be undertaken against the Indians. Had our Affairs permitted an earlier Attention to this Business or our Abilities in the Articles of supply enabled us sooner to proceed in it much Distress to the Inhabitants of the Frontiers would have been avoided. But as the principal Armies were our...
The board do themselves the honor to forward returns of Maj. Lee’s Corps, Von Heers Corps, Schots Corps—& of five Companies of the German Regiment, which are all the returns they have, of those requested in your Excellencys favors of the 15th & 18th instant. Col. Armand is now in the City, & is directed to have a return of his Corps prepared; which will be forwarded as soon as finished—but...
I do myself the Honor to transmit your Excellency, copies of sundry Letters from south Carolina, giving intelligence of the Military operations in that quarter. I have the Honor to be with the highest respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedient and very Hble Servt ALS , DLC:GW . Board of War secretary pro tempore Joseph Carleton apparently enclosed copies of three letters: Maj. Gen. Benjamin...
We beg leave to inclose to you copies of two letters to Congress from Baron Steuben & Mr Galvan, the originals of which have been referred to this board. Baron Steuben & Baron de Kalb have written to us on the subject of those letters; and we have seen your Excellency’s certificate relative to Mr Galvan. From the whole, as well as from our own observation in repeated conversations, we are...
The board have recd a letter from Col. Wood at Charlotteville, wherein he mentions “that he is well assured that the Offering pardons to all deserters from the Virg. Line who will surrender themselves at that post by a given time, would be productive of good effects; & that we should recover a great number of Men by it, who otherwise may probably seek an asylum in the New Country.” The board...
We had the honour of receiving your letter of the 14th inst. by Captain Bowman, who arrived here yesterday, with capt. Joel, whom we have committed to the care of Colo. Nichola to keep in safe custody, at the same time to treat him with kindness and respect; in which condition he will remain till we hear further from your Excellency. We regret that Genl Knyphausen should not think himself...
Congress having been pleased to grant to the Marquis de Vienne (a major in the armies of his most Christian Majesty) the brevet commission of Colonel —we do ourselves the honour to signify it to your Excellency; and to intimate the wishes of the Marquis to be employed in some service of utility to the states, and in which he may have an opportunity to manifest his military talents & zeal for...
We have before the Reciept of your Excellency’s Letter on the Subject press’d the Commercial Committee to procure a farther Supply of Powder. We have confidentially informed Monsr Gerard of our real Situation & requested his interesting himself on his Arrival in France to expedite one hundred Tons of Powder, one hundred Tons of Lead & ten thousand Arms so as to arrive before the Spring & he...
We have been honoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 26th Ulto. Our Information to you on the Subject of Col: Humpton’s Orders for Boots & Shoes was not intended to be the Occasion of giving you so much Trouble. We are however obliged by your State of the Matter as it will enable us to judge of the Propriety of any future Applications under similar Circumstances. If our Stock of Leather...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 15 July 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 22 July: “I have now to acknowledge the Honor of Your Several Letters of the 28 Ulto and of the 10th 11th 14th & 15th Instant with the several papers & Commissions to which they refer.” GW also wrote the Board of War on 25 July: “I am honored with your two letters of the 15th and 16th.”
By a private Letter from your Excellency shewn to one of the Board by General Wayne it appears your Opinion is different from ours on the Subject of the Quota’s the States are to raize. We were directed by Congress to give Information to the Legislature of New Jersey on an Application from the Government of that State on a Question put to Congress & sent them the Letter of which the enclosed...
Letter not found: from the Board of War, 24 Dec. 1777. In his letter to Henry Laurens of 1 Jan. 1778, GW refers to receiving a letter from the secretary of the board of the “24th ulto,” and in his letter to the Board of War of 2–3 Jan., GW writes that “Your several Letters of the 23d, 24th & 27th Ulto have been recieved.”
We have the Honour to enclose Copies of the Letters passed between Council & the Board relative to the Pennsilvania Cloathing. By these Enclosures your Excellency will perceive the State of that Bussiness. We beg your Excellency will be pleased to inform the Board of the Number of Troops detached for the Southward under the late resolution of Congress that we may order the Means of...
The Board have a Plan of Intelligence accompanied with some other Matters of which we will hereafter inform your Excellency & which being communicated to a Comittee of Congress has been approved by that Comittee. To carry this plan into Execution we have employed Major Howell late of the 2d Jersey Regt commanded by Col. Shreve. Major Howell desires that, to facilitate the Measures we have...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 16 July 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 25 July: “I am honored with your two letters of the 15th and 16th.”
We beg to apologize for omitting the Acknowledgment of your Excellency’s Favour of the 8th of Feby relative to the Ordnance & Stores to be lodged at Fort Pitt. Immediately on reciept of that Letter Orders were given for the provision of the Articles which are now ready to proceed when the roads will admitt. If any offensive Operations are intended in that Quarter we wish to be favoured with...
We suppose you have long since known that about thirty shoemakers draughted from the Maryland troops have been making shoes at Newark in Delaware State; a large proportion of which have been delivered to the clothier of that state, & the residue to the Clothier General. Those workmen have also made shoes & some boots for the officers in the Maryland line. Within a few days the director of the...
We have received from Colo. Sheldon a letter and return of cloathing for his regt—of the latter a copy is inclosed. The Commissions he requests we shall send him, except his own & capt. Hoogland’s, which will be suspended until their dates are settled by your Excellency. The cloathing demanded being for a complete regiment, upon the expectation of recruiting to the full complement, we declined...
We have been honoured with yours of the 8th inst. & in Consequence have enquired into the Affair of Lt Col. Nicholls promotion. The Certificate of Major Scull is enclosed on that Subject. We refer your Excellency to our Letter of Feby 23d —in which is candidly stated all we know of the Arrangement & the Concern we had in that Bussiness. The State of the Hunting Shirts you have no Doubt...
We have the Honour of transmitting the foregoing Extracts which will sufficiently explain themselves. It will never do in the present low State of our Magazines for any other Persons to draw upon them but those vested with the Authority by Congress. We have the Honour to be very respectfully your obed. Servants ALS , DLC:GW . Written above this letter were two extract copies of other letters....
Letter not found: from the Board of War, 28 Oct. 1779 . GW wrote Joseph Reed on 25 Nov. referencing “the Board of War in a Letter of the 28th of October” (see also GW to the Board of War, 6 Dec.).
The Board have agreed upon the enclosed Regulations for the Engineering Department in Addition to those made by Congress & in Consequence of their Orders. We have the Honour of enclosing a Copy of them to your Excellency previous to their being printed that if any Additions are to be made the whole may be struck off together. We thought it best to leave the Points of travelling Charges &...
On Mr Blaine’s return to this Place, the Board were informed of the extreme distress of the Army for want of Meat; His account, was that there would be nothing to issue of that article after thursday last. Being much embarrassed about the means of furnishing an immediate supply, they were induced to apply to the Merchants of this City for their assistance. These Gentlemen have agreed 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...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 7 Sept. 1778. On 14 Sept., GW wrote the board : “On sunday night I had the honor to receive your favors of the 5th & 7th Instant.”
The Board have been duly honored with Your Excellency’s Letter of the 26 Ulto. The Court Martial which is the Subject of it, was ordered by Virtue of the Authority given them in the Inclosed Resolution of Congress, which they would have Transmitted, had they not taken it for granted, that you were regularly furnished with all the Resolutions of Congress relating to the Army. The Board have...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 23 Feb. 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 26 Feb. : “I am honored with yours of the 19th 22d and 23d instants with their several enclosures.” In a letter of 13 April from the Board of War to GW, it is explained that the letter of 23 Feb. discusses the disputed promotion of Maj. Francis Nichols and presents “all we know of the Arrangement & the Concern...
The Congress having received Information that a considerable part of the Enemy’s Fleet had sailed from Sandy Hook to the Southward, & judging that immediate Steps were necessary to be taken for the preservation and Defence of this City, were pleased to vest us with all their powers to effect this important Business —As Genl Mifflin has a considerable Influence in this place, the Board judge it...
Letter not found: from the Board of War, 30 Dec. 1777. In his letter to the Board of War of 2–3 Jan. 1778 , GW wrote: “Your Favors of the 28th & 30 Ulto came to hand this Morning.”
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 9 Sept. 1779. On 18 Sept., GW wrote the Board of War: “I have been honored with yours of the 9th inclosing an abstract of the powder brought in by Capt. Ashmead.”
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 27 Feb. 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 4 March : “I have been honoured with yours of the 25 ulto... and of the 27th with papers respecting the dispute of Rank between Majors Murray, Mentges and Nichols.”
Early in the Spring Mr Garanger shewed to the board a letter from Colo. Hamilton signifying your Excellency’s wish that he would proceed to camp to exhibit the requisite proofs of skill in his profession as an officer of Bombardiers to intitle him to employment in the United States. On that occasion we advanced him five hundred dollars. In May he returned hither, without having made any...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 6 Aug. 1779. On 16 Aug., GW wrote the Board of War: “I am favd with yours of the 6th.” At the end of its letter to GW of 14 Aug. , the Board of War added the following note: “The resolves & instructions for the ⟨hide⟩ department forwarded to H. Quarters the 6th inst.”
We have been honoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 5th inst. We have recieved from Genl Knox an Explanation of his Intentions relative to the Clothing for the Artillery. We have never entertained a Doubt of General Knox’s Uprightness of Intention in any Transaction; but as Appearances were we could not avoid mentioning the Matter & we presume it to have been an Oversight for by the...
We have the Honour of enclosing you Copy of a Recomendation of the Honble Council of this State on the Subject of Lieut. Col. Hubley. Your Excellency will no Doubt think proper to make the necessary Enquiries into the Matter & on your Certificate the Board will order the Commission to be issued to the Officer entitled thereto. We have the Honour to be with great Respect Your very obed. Servt...
We have the Honour of your Excellency’s Letter relative to Capt. Edmondstone to whom we have sent the Directions you mention. We have directed the Clothier Genl to send to Camp a Quantity of Linnen which accidentally came into the Hands of one of the Agents appointed by the Board in a large Purchase made by him for the Army. We are informed that this Linen is of a Quality fit for Officers &...
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...
Letter not found: from the Board of War, 13 Nov. 1779 . GW wrote the Board of War on 19 Nov.: “I have duly received your several favors of the 25th of Octbr and the 2d 8th 10th and 13th of this month.”
The board have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency, the copy of a letter from Maj. Lee. At the instance of Baron Steuben, & considering that enlistments went on but slowly, the board consented that the dismounted Dragoons of his Corps, should be increased to three Troops, because they were taught to believe that the Corps would be more perfect in its formation; and that its reputation...
Letter not found: from the Board of War, 14 Dec. 1777. On 22 Dec. GW wrote the Board of War : “Your favor of the 14th Inst. I received on Saturday Evening.”
The Board have been honoured by your Letters of the 11th. We are much obliged by your ready Compliance with our Request contained in our Letter of the 3d & we hope substantial Benefits will acrue from the Measure. Col. Mitchell was pointedly directed to proceed to Camp this Day. We believe he has complied with the Orders ⟨w⟩e gave; if not Nothing shall be wanting on our Part to accelerate his...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 14 Aug. 1778. On 28 Aug., GW wrote the board : “Your favor of the 14th Instant has been duly received.”
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 25 Feb. 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 4 March : “I have been honoured with yours of the 25 ulto inclosing papers relative to the opposition of the officers of the 1st Penna Regt to Capt. McKissacks introduction into that Corps.”
The great distress of the Army for want of Blankets induced the board sometime since to attempt to import them from New York. this however they would have been very averse to, if they had not been absolutely certain there were no other possible means of procuring them. Previous to their taking this step, they applied to Congress for a secret Committee to confer with them on the measure; and...
Upon the application of the Honble the Board of Admiralty we have given them an order to receive of Colo. Stevens the two tons of powder & such of the naval stores and other materials collected at New London for fixing the fireships, as should be wanted for the frigates Trumbull and Bourbon. That board also requested an order for two tons more of powder on the magazine at Springfield; but this...