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Passaic Falls [ New Jersey ] November 20, 1780 . Discusses problems involved in exchanging prisoners with Great Britain. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Bridge [ New Jersey ] September 15, 1780 . Asserts that the fall of Camden “adds itself to many others to exemplify the necessity of an army, the fatal consequences of depending on Militia.” Regrets that South still relies on militia. Is to meet the French commanders on September 20. Explains measures taken concerning certificates. Does not think it expedient to send a detachment to South...
I have the honr of introducing to your acquaintance the Count De Dillon Colo. in the Duke de Lauzuns Legion—He is a Gentn of distinction, & to great personal merit adds a warm Zeal for the Service of America which cannot fail to recommend him to your Excellys esteem. I have the honr to be &ca Yr Exy &ca. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
New Windsor [ New York ] February 3, 1781 . Proposes changes in system of punishment in the Army. Asks Congress to repeal the article of war which gives commanding officers of corps the right to furlough soldiers. Encloses a form of furlough. LS , in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
I am sorry that I am under the necessity of transmitting the inclosed Gazette extraordinary to your Excellency, by which it appears that Charles town surrendered to the Enemy on the 12th Instant—You probably will, by the time this reaches you, have received a confirmation of this unfortunate event, directly from Carolina. I have the honor to with the greatest Respect Yr Excellency’s Most obt...
Paramus [ New Jersey ] July 30, 1780 . Requests Congress to take measures to induce Major General Nathanael Greene and other officers of the quartermaster department to continue their services. Explains that unless this is done “we not only must cease the preparations for the campaign; but shall in all probability be obliged to disperse, if not disband the army for want of subsistence.” LS ,...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 15, 1779 . Reiterates need for food for the Army. States that news of the sailing of British fleet was premature. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Springfield [ New Jersey ] June 18, 1780 . Reports that British are still at “Elizabeth Town point,” and that Sir Henry Clinton has arrived from the South. Asks Congress to urge Pennsylvania to send “forward the drafts, they have already made.” States a need for wagons. States that “not a single draft has yet joined the Army … and here we are in the middle of June.” Emphasizes urgent need for...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] January 26, 1780 . Recommends appointment of Captain Daniel Nevin Nevins to Corps of Engineers. Inquires about commissions for officers of Sappers and Miners who will be very much needed in the next campaign. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have the honor to introduce to your acquaintance the Count de Damas, a Capt. in the guards of the King of France and Aide De Camp to the Count De Rochambeau. He is a Gentleman of the first distinction in his country, and to great personal merit adds a warm zeal for the service of America, which cannot fail to recommend him to your Excellency’s particular esteem and attentions—I have the...
Peekskill [ New York ] August 3, 1780 . Informs Congress that Sir Henry Clinton has returned. Describes resultant movements of Army. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
West Point, October 1, 1779. Recommends that Congress grant Major Noirmont a furlough. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. On September 27, 1779, John Jay, President of Congress, was chosen Minister to Spain. The following day Samuel Huntington, delegate from Connecticut, was chosen as his successor.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] November 25 [ –26 ] 1780 . Will furnish the return of the officers of engineering department after Brigadier General Louis Le Bèque Du Portail arrives. Advocates increase in compensation for officers in the inspectorship. Recommends Simeon DeWitt as the successor to Robert Erskine as geographer of the Army. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of...
Whippany [ New Jersey ] June 25, 1780 . Describes movements of the two Armies. States doubt concerning enemy’s objective, but believes that it is probably West Point. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I do myself the honor of returning your Excellency a letter addressed to President Reed which came under your last cover to me. I imagine your secretary has inadvertently, in making up his dispatches, inclosed my letter to the president of Pennsylvania, as he did that for him to me. I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
New Windsor [ New York ] April 16–19 , 1781 . Describes steps taken in regard to General John Burgoyne’s parole. Sends report of British embarkations for Delaware. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The postscript of this letter is dated April 19.
I am sorry to inform Your Excellency, that the Honble Don Juan de Miralles died to day about noon, after a second illness of Ten days. His remains will be interred to morrow in a manner suited to his rank. I have the Honor to be with the greatest respect Yr Excellency’s Most Obedt st DNA : Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 27, 1780 . Asks that Congress send Brigadier General Du Portail to the South where a good engineer is needed. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] April 18–19 , 1781 . Discusses prospects of supplies for Army. Df , in writings of Tench Tilghman and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The postscript of this letter is dated April 19.
New Windsor [ New York ] February 26, 1781 . States that the southern situation is alarming. Regrets that a regular and permanent force was not established in the South. Explains why French cannot comply with Congress’s request to transport French troops to the South. Is ordering the Pennsylvania troops to the South. Describes Virginia expedition. Suggests sending American frigates, now in...
[ Preakness, New Jersey, November 27, 1780. ] Introduces the Chevalier de Chastellux. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] May 17, 1780 . Forwards from Lieutenant Colonel Fleury a request for an extension of furlough. LS , in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
[ Preakness, New Jersey, November 27, 1780. ] Introduces Comte de Damas. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Charles François Louis Joseph César, Comte de Damas, was a captain in the Regiment du Roi and colonel and aide to Rochambeau.
I have the honr to introduce to your Exy acqe Monsr Dumat Aide de Camp to the Count de Rochambeau—a G. of merit & acknowledged Abilities—qualities which I am perswaded, will recommend him to your Esteem. I have the honr to be. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 22, 1780 . Has appointed Major General Nathanael Greene to assume command of the southern army until completion of inquiry into Major General Horatio Gates’s conduct. Recommends Greene, but states that the difficulties which Greene will meet can be overcome only with Congress’s support. Asks Congress to approve sending Baron von Steuben south to reorganize the...
New Windsor [ New York ] March 1, 1781 . Encloses a “memorial of Col Hazen.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have the honor of introducing to your Excellency the Count de Custine a Brigadier General in the Army of France, and who is currently recommended to me by the Count de Rochambeau. This Gentlemans Rank, exclusive of the amiable and valuable qualities which he is said to possess, intitles him to that polite attention which I am confident he will receive from your Excellency. I have the honor...
I have been honored with your Excellency’s favor of the 9th instant. I yesterday received the inclosed intelligence, which corresponds with other accounts from different quarters. Whether their fears in New York are well grounded a little time must discover. I have the honor to be with great Respect Sir Yr Excellency’s most obt and hble Servt DNA : Item 152, Letters from George Washington,...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 17, 1780 . Reports that the Maryland Division has marched to relief of Charleston. Discusses advisability of expedition against the enemy at Penobscot. Describes British attack on Paramus. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have the honor introduce to Your Excellency’s acquaintance the Vis-count De Noailles, Colonel in the French army—You will find in him an officer of distinction—a Gentleman who possesses those talents and qualities which ornament birth and fortune—who has besides the advantage of being allied to the Marquis Dela Fayette—and participates in the same zeal for the service of America. I have the...