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I enclose you an Act of Congress passed the 24th Inst. and am happy, in the first exercise of that important trust with which Congress have been pleased to honor me, to have the opportunity of conveying to you the thanks of Congress for ordering with so much wisdom, this late attack on the enemy’s works at Paulus Hook⟨.⟩ The important business, in which Congress have been engaged, has...
I am favourd with the receipt of your Excellencies favours of the 29th & 30th ultimo. In conseqence of the latter Congress have directed the North-Carolina Troops to halt at Trenton until further Orders. You will receive enclosd the Act of Congress of the 4th Instant and Copy of the Orders to Col. Clarke on that Subject. I have the honour to be with the highest Sentiments of Esteem & regard...
I had the honour to receive your Excellencies Letter of the 4th Instant this morning and have laid it before Congress. Before this comes to hand you will receive the Act of Congress directing the North Carolina Troops to halt at Trenton and a Copy of the orders to Col. Clarke in Consequence of your former Letter. I have now the pleasure to acquaint your Excellency that Congress fully approve...
I am honoured with your Excellency’s favours of the 7th & 9th Instant with their Several enclosures. By the Act of Congress of this day herewith enclosd you will receive their Thanks for directing the important Expedition which hath been so Effectually executed by Genl Sullivan & the Brave Officers & Soldiers under his Command. Be assured Sir it is with pleasure I have the honour of...
You will herewith receive enclosd a Memorial from two Officers Stediford & Bicker which Congress have referd to the Commander in Chief. I am Sir with the greatest Respect your Exys humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. The enclosed memorial has not been identified. For Congress’s referral of the memorials to GW, see JCC, Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the...
I am honour’d with your favours of the 21st instant, and have the pleasure to transmit your Excellency the enclos’d Act of Congress of the 27th instant pass’d in consequence of the intelligence contain’d in your letter from Colo. Broadhead. I have the honour to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys hble servt LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. GW’s letters to Huntington of 21 Oct. acknowledged...
I have the honour to transmit your Excellency copies of two letters from Genl Lincoln of the 22d Ulto which will give you the disagreeable intelligence of the failure of the expedition against Savannah with the Causes and Circumstances attending the Expedition and failure. As Major Clarkson who Came Express with this intelligence had an Opportunity, from his situation of remarking many...
Since my letter of the 29th Ulto I am favour’d with your Excellency’s letters of Octor 30th & Octor 17th. I had the honor of addressing you in my letter of yesterd[a]y enclosing dispatches from General Lincoln by Major Clarkson. Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of this date among other provision for the southern department, containing a resolve that the North...
Since my letter of the 11th Instant I am honored with your Excellency’s favors of the 3d & 5th Instant with the enclosures. You will herewith receive enclos’d an Act of Congress of the 12th Instant respecting regimental paymasters not being of the rank of captains; Quarter-masters and adjutants; And also the eleven Companies of Artificers raised by the quarter master general. I have the honor...
By the Act of Congress of this day herewith enclosed, you will perceive I am directed to inform your Excellency that they approve of your sentiments and Opinion as expressed in your letter of the 14th Instant, and leave the future measures on that subject to your direction as shall be thought proper upon the Intelligence you may have received. It is presumed your Excellency must have received...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed five Acts of Congress, Viz. one of 12th and four of the 16th Instant; respecting the eleven Companies of Artificers raised by the Quarter Master general; The procuring of Witnesses and depositions in trials before Courts Martial; And the Constituting a sub Cloathier for the Artillery, Cavalry, Artificers and Corps composed of troops from different...
Since the receipt of your Excellency’s favours of the 3d & 5th instant acknowledg’d in my letter of the 13th I am honour’d with yours of the 14th 18th & 20th instant. Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d a Letter from Doctr J. Morgan of the 22d instant together with an Act of Congress of the 24th instant ordering the aforementioned Letter from Doctor Morgan to be transmitted to the...
I am honour’d with your Excys favours of the 2d & 4th instant. You will receive herewith enclos’d two Acts of Congress of the 6th instant. By the one your Excellency will observe that Congress approve of Colo. Baylor’s Regiment of Dragoons being sent to South Carolina, and have directed the board of War to give the necessary orders for that purpose. The other is designed to regulate the...
I am honour’d with your Excys favour of the 8th instant. By the act of Congress of this day herewith enclos’d your Excellency will be informed, The party of Colonel Bland’s Regiment of light Dragoons now at Charlotteville are to proceed forthwith to South Carolina & Join the Regiment there, other guards for ⟨the⟩ Barracks being provided from Virgi⟨nia.⟩ That Colo. Bland’s resignation is...
I am honoured with your Excellency’s favours of the 7th—8th 11th & 15th instant, some of which have much engaged the attention of Congress. I should have been happy to have had it in my power before this time to communicate to your Excellency the proper decisions of Congress on the important Matters contain’d in several of those Letters. At present I have the honour to transmit your Excellency...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d two Acts of Congress of the 27th & 28th instant, for regulating the Post Office & discharging all Express riders retain’d in Constant pay at public Expence. It is expected this regulation of the Post Office punctually executed will supercede the necessity ⟨of⟩ keeping Express riders in Constant p⟨ay,⟩ & in a great Measure save the Expence of...
Your Excellency will receive herewith our Act of Congress of the 8th instant, making further provision for the paying for horses killed in Battle and for reforming the Georgia Battallions &c. Your Excellency’s favour by Col. Magaw have this moment recievd & Shall call the Attention of Congress to the Subject to which it relates at thier Meeting in the morning, that a de⟨c⟩ision may be obtaind...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d seven acts of Congress of the 10th 12th 13th & 14th instant. By the act of the 13th respecting the Exchange of Prisoners your Excellency is fully authorized to negotiate & conclude all matters & proceedings necessary for an Exchange of Prisoners agreeable to the Act of Congress of the 5th March 1779. The Compass of a letter would not suffice to...
I am honour’d with your Excellency’s dispatches of the 23d, 24th, 25th, & 27th of Decemr, the 2d, 4th, 5th, & 18th Instant which have not been in particular before acknowledged. By the act of Congress of this day herewith enclos’d together with the letter from the Board of War therein refer’d to; you will be informed of the request of Colo. Armand for promotion to the rank of a Brigadier & his...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclos’d an Act of Congress of the 20th Instant together with two other Acts of the 14th & 17th of Decemr to which the former refers. These Acts are calculated with a Design to r⟨e⟩tren⟨ch⟩ Expences in the several staff Departments and promot⟨e⟩ as much as possible œconomy therein. From a variety of Accounts there seems but too much reason to believe that...
Your letter of the 24th Instant was duly received and laid before Congress. After the most mature deliberation, Congress from a full conviction of your knowledge of the subject, and that the honour and interest of the United States in the matter of negotiating and settling a Cartel may safely be trusted in your hands, have passed the enclosed resolves, and committed the whole to your prudence...
I am honour’d with your Excellency’s favours of the 26, 27, & 29. ulto which have been laid before Congress. Enclosed you will receive an act of Congress of the 31. ulto (a Copy of which is transmitted to Governor Livingston)— Expressing the high sense they entertain of the attachment and Zeal of the Magistrates and Inhabitants of the State of New Jersey int the Common Cause and their ready...
I do myself the honour to forward the enclosed letter from Genl Lincoln address’d to your Excellency. As Major Lane the Express charged with this Letter was late a Prisoner in Savannah, and your Excellency must be anxious to know the State of the Prisoners in the southern Department; I have examined him on that Subject and taken his information in writing which is herewith enclosed, yet hoping...
your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed the Copy of an act of Congress of the 9th Instant requiring that for the ensuing Campaign the States furnish by drafts or otherwise on or before the first day of april next the deficiencies of their several Quotas so as to make the number of men exclusive of Commissioned Officers for the Continental Service 35,211 for the present year, the...
You will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of the 11th Instant respecting the State of Georgia, with an Extract of the Minutes of Council of the State of Georgia soliciting the Exchange & Promotion of Colo. Elbert who was made Prisoner by the British in Georgia. This Officer though a Colonel in the Continental Army is a Brigadier in the militia of the State of Georgia and the Enemy...
your Excellency’s Letters of the 8th, 14th, & 17th Instant have been received and laid before Congress. Enclosed you will receive a Memorial from Capt. Ebenr Greene one of the Hostages at the Cedars and an Act of Congress of the 19th Instant referring the Memorial to the Commander in Chief to take such Measures relative to those Hostages as he shall Judge most expedient. I have the honour to...
By a Gentleman just arrived from the Havannah who left that place the 31st of Decemr, I am informed that a Fleet lay in that Port ready to sail with between three and four thousand Troops supposed to be destined for Pensacola or Augustine. That on their Passage to this Port they fell in on the 7th of January with the fleet that sailed from New York in Decemr as they suppose, some fifty leagues...
You will receive herewith enclosed a Letter from Genl Irwine of the 23d of January and an Act of Congress of this Day referring the same to the Commander in Chief to settle the Claim of Genl Irwine respecting Rank. You have also enclosed an Act of Congress of the 25th Instant, calling on the several States to procure their respective Quotas of Supplies for the ensuing Campaign. You will please...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of the 8th Instant, recommending to the States of Virginia, North, and South Carolina to have in readiness to act as the Operations of the Campaign shall require a Body of five thousand Militia, or State Troops over and above their Quotas of Continental; and to be called into actual Service whenever the Commanding Officer in the...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed two Acts of Congress of the 10th & 11th Instant. The former containing Regulations for the Payment of Arrears due, or to become due to the Soldiery for cloathing pursuant to the Resolution of Congress of the 16th of August last. The latter impowering the Commander in Chief to make the most salutary Regulations possible for m[o]difying the Practice...
Enclosed your Excellency will receive a Recommendation of Congress to the several States to set apart Wednesday the 26th of April next as a Day of fasting, Humiliation and Prayer. With the highest Esteem & respect I have the honour to be your Excy’s most obt & hble servt LS , DLC:GW ; copy, DNA:PCC , item 14. Huntington enclosed a proclamation that Congress adopted on 11 March: “It having...
I do myself the honour to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Intelligence No. 1 & No. 2 this Moment received from Charles Town South Carolina. And have the honour to be with the highest respect your Excellency’s hble servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. This enclosure was an extract from Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln’s letter to Huntington written at Charleston, S.C., on 22 Feb.: “Since...
Enclosed your Excellency will receive an Act of Congress of the 21st Instant recommending to the Governments of the several States to suspend making new Appointments of Officers in the regiments of their respective Lines except where the Commander in Chief or Commanding Officer in the southern Department shall deem such Appointment indispensibly necessary. I have the honour to be with sincere...
I have been honoured with your Excellency’s Favours of the 6th, 8th, 17th, 20th, 23d, 26th & 27th Instant—and laid them before Congress. Have received no later Intelligence from the southern Army than that which you was pleased to communicate. Your Excellency will herewith receive a printed Copy of the Proceeding of the Court Martial on the Trial of Majr Genl Arnold and also an Act of Congress...
Your Excellency’s favors of the 2d & 3rd instant & 31st Ulto have been duly received and laid before Congress. Herewith you will receive a Copy of an Act of the Senate and Assembly of New York of the 2d of March, together with an Act of Congress of the 4th Instant; by which you will be informed that Congress in Compliance with the Desire of that Legislature have approved of their raising a...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of the 8th Instant with Papers therein referred to No. 1 & 2, containing an Application from the State of Massachusets Bay for an Expedition to dislodge the Enemy at Penobscot. This Application is referred to the Consideration of your Excellency and in the mean Time Continental Pay and rations are to be allowed to any Body of...
Enclosed your Excellency will receive an Act of Congress of the 7th Instant, granting a Commission of Major to Joseph Louis Gill, an Indian Chief, and for embodying those of his Tribe who are willing to enter the Service of the States. Also directing the Board of War to fill up Commissions for a certain Number of Officers who may be recommended to command under Joseph Gill. Your Letter of the...
Your Excellency will be informed by the Act of Congress of this Day herewith enclosed, they have been pleased to appoint Colo. Joseph Ward Commissary General of Prisoners in the room of Colo. Beaty resigned. I have the honor to be with the highest respect your Excelly’s most obt hbble servant LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DNA:PCC , item 14. The enclosed extract from the minutes of Congress for this date...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed Acts of Congress of the 6th & 13th Instant appointing a Committee to repair to Head Quarters to confer with the Commander in Chief &c. and containing Instructions for their Government. Also another Act of the 10th Instant containing Assurances that as soon as Circumstances will admit to make [good] to the Line of the Army and independant Corps...
By various Accounts from the West Indies it seems to be beyond a Doubt that some twelve Ships of the Line, seven Frigates and, a Number of Transports with Land Forces some Accounts say 10.000 from France are arrived at Martinique. I have the honour to transmit your Excellency the Extract of a Letter enclosed which was intercepted by an American Cruizer to the Southward. The Plan adopted by the...
Enclosed is an Act of Congress of the 21st Instant impowering your Excellency when properly applied to for that Purpose, to authorize an Agent or Commissary of Prisoners appointed by the Enemy to reside in these United States; and with Powers similar to those granted to a like Officer on behalf of the United States and allowed by the Enemy to be exercised within their Lines. The Extract of a...
I have been honoured with your Excellency’s Despatches of the 28th Ulto and 5th instant By Letters from Martinique (via Eustatia) I have the Pleasure and Satisfaction to find that the Honble Messrs Jay and Gerard arrived safe at Cadiz on the 22d of January after a Passage of twenty five from Martinique. The enclosed Extract of a Letter from one of the Council of South Carolina will give your...
I have been favored with your Excellency’s letter of the 19th Ultio—recommending General Sage to supply the place of Mr Miller as Surveyor of the Port of Middletown in the State of Connecticut, provided the latter should resign his Office. I have also received a letter from Genl Sage applying for the appointment, if the office should become vacant. But having had no intimation from Mr Miller...
I am honoured with your letter of the 28th Ulto. Sensible that You must be wearied with Solicitations for appointments to Offices, it is with reluctance that I now take the liberty to mention Dudley Woodbridge jun. Esq: as a suitable character to supply the vacancy lately made by the decease of Genl Parsons in the supreme Court in the western Territory. Mr Woodbridge sustains an amiable &...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed two Acts of Congress of the 10th & 11th Instant. The former containing Regulations for the Payment of Arrears due, or to become due to the Soldiers for cloathing pursuant to the Resolution of Congress of the 16th of August last. The latter impowering the Commander in Chief to make the most salutary Regulations possible for mdifying the Practice of...
Enclosed your Excellency will receive a Recommendation of Congress to the several States to set apart Wednesday the 26th of April next as a Day of fasting, Humiliation and Prayer. With the highest Esteem & respect I have the honour to be your Excy’s most obt & hble servt DLC : Papers of George Washington. It having pleased the righteous Governor of the World, for the punishment of our manifold...
I do myself the honour to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Intilligence No. 1 & No. 2 this Moment received from Charles Town South Carolina. And have the honour to be with the highest Respect your Excellency’s hble servt DLC : Papers of George Washington. Since I did myself the honour to address you on the 14th Instant, the Enemy have crossed Stono Ferry with the Troops they had landed on...
Enclosed your Excellency will receive an Act of Congress of the 21st Instant. Recommending to the Governments of the several States to suspend making new Appointments of Officers in the Regiments of their respective Lines except when the Commander in Chief or Commanding Officer in the southern Department shall deem such Appointment indispensibly necessary. I have the honour to be with sincere...
I have been honoured with your Excellency’s Favours of the 6th, 8th, 17th, 20th, 23d, 26th & 27th Instant—and laid them before Congress. Have received no later Intelligence from the southern Army than that which you was pleased to communicate. Your Excellency will herewith receive a printed Copy of the Proceeding of the Court Martial on the Trial of Majr Genl Arnold and also an Act of Congress...
Your Excellency’s favors of the 2d & 3rd instant & 31st Ulto have been duly received and laid before Congress. Herewith you will receive a Copy of an Act of the Senate and Assembly of New York of the 2d of March, together with an Act of Congress of the 4th Instant; by which you will be informed that Congress in Compliance with the Desire of that Legislature have approved of their raising a...