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I am directed by Colo: Dayton to inform your excellency that the enemy landed this night at 12 oClock, from the best intelligence four or five Thousand men & Twelve field pieces, & it is his conjecture they intend to penetrate into the country. I am your excelly’s most hum. Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honour and happiness of communicating to your Excellency the agreable and important news of the capture of the whole Island of Minorca the 17th of February by our allies and of the treaty offensive and defensive between France and the States of Holland which has been lately concluded. These events we learn from a vessel which has just arrived in a short passage from Lisbon and from...
Upon the return of Colonel Stewart to Camp, I put into his hands to be delivered to your Excellency the latest English and New York papers which I could collect. I have now the honor of enclosing to your Excellency the hand bill of yesterday relating to the engagement upon the 12th Ultimo, between the French and English fleets, lest report might have given to the story a degree of truth and...
I had the honour of writing to your Excellency the 13th and of enclosing the latest English papers for your Excellency’s perusal. I now take advantage of Mr Skinner’s departure for the army to acquaint your Excellency with such circumstances as have come with in my knowledge relating to the enemy, as well as to forward the papers of the 15th & yesterday. A fleet of about forty sail of...
Mr Skinner, whose immediate departure did not afford me an opportunity of writing upon the subject, has without doubt reported to your Excellency the circumstance of the detention of Mr Lenox Depy Commissary of naval prisoners, his vessel and the hands as prisoners, agreable to your Excellency’s orders communicated by a letter to Colonel Dayton some time since. They will be continued at this...
I have the honor to inform your Excellency that Lieut. MacDonald formerly of the 71st British but last of the King’s Orange Rangers has made his escape from New York by way of Staaten Island to this post. He tells me that the injury which has been done him in point of rank, the ill treatment he has received from his Colonel and his attachment to America & her cause, joined to the consideration...
Your Excellency’s letter of the 24th to Colonel Dayton as it very nearly affected me by declaring your Excellency’s displeasure and disapprobation of my conduct was communicated to me by him. From the mistaken report which appears to have been made to your Excellency upon this occasion I should be justly censured for a deviation from, and disobedience of, my orders; but, I trust, when every...
I arrived here a few days back in a Ship (wth. Flax seed & Potash &c.) of which I am chief owner; my vessell is new Built, only last Summer at Hudson, and carrying a regular Register from New York State & the flag of the United States—She is called the Albany of 288 Tons Carpenters measure. One fourth owned by Mr. Joseph Waldo & the other 3/4ths. mine & my Brothers. I once had the pleasure to...
In compliance with your request that I would commit to paper and transmit to you the reasons which I conceived would justify me in tendering military rights of land, so far as one seventh part of each payment stipulated to be made by Judge Symmes for his purchase between the Miami rivers, should extend, at the rate of an Acre for every Dollar to be paid, I have herein stated a few facts which...
[ June 3, 1790. On June 9, 1790, Hamilton wrote to Dayton : “I duly received your letter of the 3d. of June.” Letter not found. ]