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Your Excellency will herewith receive an Act of Congress of the 25. Ulto, ascertaining the rank of Governors or Presidents of the several States when acting in the Field together or in Conjunction with the Continental Army. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellencys most obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been honored with your Excellency’s Dispatches of the 16th, 21st, 24th, & 28th Ulto. Have herewith enclosed a Resolve of Congress of the 2d Instant passed in Consequence of your Letter of the 24th Ulto, and hope that your Request for a Corps of Rifle Men will be fully complied with by this State. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble...
By the enclosed Act of Congress of the 19. Instant, your Excellency will be informed of the Measures they have adopted in Consequence of your Letter of the 10. Instant, to obtain a quantity of salted Beef & Pork therein mentioned. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellency’s most obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Enclosed is the Copy of a Resolve which I have transmitted to the Count de Rochambeau & to the Chevalier Destouches by Direction of Congress. I have the Honor to be with very great Esteem & Respect Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
In Pursuance of the Act of Congress of the 13th Instant herewith enclosed, your Excellency will please to obtain the Exchange of Brigadier General du Portail as soon as practicable. I have the Honor to be with every Sentiment of Respect and Esteem your Excelly’s most obedt servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Enclosed you will receive the Copy of a resolve of Congress of the 14th Instant, refering the Petition of Coll Loring, & Papers therein mentioned, which are also here with enclosed; to your Excellency. I have the Honor to be with the highest respect your Excellencys most obedient & most humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Your Excellency will receivr enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 6th Instant, expressing the Sense they entertain of the Gallantry & Intrepidity of Major Talmadge & the Officers & Soldiers of his Detachment in the late Enterprizes against Fort St George on Long Island. I have the Honor to be with the highest respect your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble servant DLC : Papers...
By the Act of Congress of the 16th instant herewith enclos’d your Excellency will be Inform’d that Genl Weedon and Col. Morgan are called into Service again; & employ’d in the Southern department. I have the honour to be with the highest Respect Your Excellency’s humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
By the enclosed Act of Congress of the 2. Instant you will be informed that all Restrictions by any former Acts of Congress which confine the Operations of the Commander in Chief to the Limits of these United States are taken off. I have the Honour to be with every Sentiment of Esteem and Respect your Excly’s most obedient humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
For your Excellency’s Information, I have herewith enclosed several Resolves of the 22d Instant on the Report of the Committee to devise further Ways and Means to carry on the present Campaign &c. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient & most humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed the Copies of two Acts of Congress of the 6. & 7. Instant, containing a List of the Officers in the Medical Department appointed by Congress under the new Arrangement of the Department. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellencys most obedient & humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
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...
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...
I have the honor to enclose copies of letters received this morning which from their impor t ance it is judged necessary to communicate to you with all possible expedition. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington. By accounts I this day received from New York Two of the inhabitants near the Clove took and carried into Genl Sir Henry...
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...
A Resolve of Congress of the 2d Instant relative to the Bills emitted in Pursuance of the Act of the 10th of March 1780 is herewith enclosed for the Information of your Excellency. By sunday Prisoners from Charles Town who are exchanged & just arrived at this Port in a Flag, we have received Information which seems not to admit a Doubt, that Lord Raudon had evacuated Camden and retreated to...
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...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 3. Instant, expressing the high Sense they entertain of the virtuous & patriotic Conduct of John Pualding Paulding , David Williams & Isaac Van wert, and granting to each of them a Pension of two hundred Dollars during Life, with a silver Medal to be delivered to each of them by your Excellency, so soon as...
I have the Honor to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Extract of Intelligence just come to Hand. My Informant who brought me this Intelligence adds, that the whole Number of Troops which sailed from Martinique for Jamaica were 16,000 That Monsr de Bougainville mentioned as about to sail for America must be understood from France, the Account having reached Martinique—With very great...
I am now to lay before your Excellency an Act of Congress of the 21st Instant by which you will be informed of the further Measures they have taken to obtain the necessary Information from Time to Time how far they may rely upon the several States for furnishing their several Quotas of Men, Money & Provisions called for by Congress or their Committee at Head Quarters. Your Excellency will also...
I do myself the Honor to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Extract of a Letter from Europe—What Reinforcement Great Brittain may be able to send to America, is with us uncertain. The partial Successes against Lord Cornwallis and the rising Spirit of the Militia in that Quarter it is to be hoped will much disconcert the British in their intended Operations—Above all, should we be able to...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed an Act of Congress of the 12th Instant, ascertaining the Pay & Appointments of the Officers in the Department of Commissary General of Military Stores—the Officers & Men of the Regiment of Artillery Artificers—the field Commissary of Military Stores and his Subordinate Officers; the Commanding Officer of Artillery—the Surveyor of Ordnance—the additional...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed an Act of Congress of this Day, by which the Frigates and Sloops of War therein mentioned are put under your Direction to be employed in cooperating with the Fleet of his most Christian Majesty commanded by Chevalier de Ternay. The Minister of France being informed of the Situation and Condition of the Frigates, and the proper Signals, will give...
By Letters just come to hand from Mr Carmichael at Madrid, I am informed that the Son of Count de Rochambeau is safe arrived in France. Our last Reports from Virginia say that the British were fortifying at Portsmouth, that their Operations indicated a Design to take Post there. How far Credit ought to be given to the Account contained in the Paper enclosed, that all the Shipping & Troops in...
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 have been honored with your Letter of 15th Instant. And am directed to acquaint your Excellency that the Line of Conduct you thought proper to adopt on receiving Intelligence of the late Disorders of the non Commissioned Officers & Privates in the Pennsylvania Line, and the Reasons you have assigned for remaining with the Army stationed at & near West Point, meet with the entire Approbation...
I am favored with yours of the 11th Instant covering the Extract of Intelligence received from Colonel Dayton which proves to be premature. Enclosed is the Copy of a Letter this Moment received from a confidential Person giving the latest authentic Intelligence received relative to the Movements of the British Fleet, though a Report prevails that they have since actually sailed, but the Truth...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 12th Instant, directing that the Garrison at Wyoming be relieved (if you shall Judge that Post necessary) as soon as may be, by Troops from the Continental Army, not belonging to the Line of Pennsylvania or Connecticutt, or Citizens of either of the said States. The present & future Garrison are to be supplied by 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 DLC : Papers of George Washington. Congress proceeded to the election of a commissary Genl of...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, a Resolution of Congress of this Day, by which you will be informed that all the Continental Troops, from Pennsylvania to Georgia inclusive, are to compose the southern Army, except Marylands Corps and such of the Pennsylvania Line as are on Command on the western Frontiers. Congress deemed themselves under a Necessity of adopting the Measure 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 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 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 will be informed by the enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the 17th Instant that Doctor John Cockran is elected Director General in the Room of Doctor Shippen resigned, That Mr John Pierce is elected Paymaster, and also that some Alterations are made in the late Plan for conducting the Hospital Department. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect your Excellency’s...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, Copies of several Acts of Congress, of the 4th, 7th, 9th & 10th Instant. By that of the 4th, the several States therein mentioned, are called upon to levy a Tax equal to six Millions of silver Dollars, to be paid partly in specific Articles of Provision, & partly in Money, at the Times & in the Manner expressed. By the Act of the 7th, (a Copy of...
By the enclosed Resolve your Excellency will be informed that the Convention Troops are to be removed from their present Stations. In Consequence of this Resolve the Board of War have ordered them, the Commissioned Officers to East Windsor in Connecticut, the non commissioned Officers and Privates to Rutland in Massachusetts. Would it not be preferable to have them exchanged if it could be...
I have been honored with your several Letters viz, the 11. 13. & three of the 15. Instant, with the Papers to which they refer. Enclosed your Excellency will herewith receive the Copy of an Act of Congress of this Day, authorizing you to carry into Execution the Proposals enclosed in your Letter of the 15. Instant or any other you may judge proper to make respecting the Commissaries of...
Your Excellency will receive enclosd, a petition from Genl Bailey & others Inhabitants in the Northern Frontier on Connecticutt river; which is referd to the Commander in Chief. Congress are anxious to obtain the release of the late President Laurens from his Confinement and for that purpose have passd a resolve directing our Minister at Versailles to offer Genl Burgoyne in exchange for him,...
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...
I am this Hour honoured with your Excellency’s Favour of the 10th Instant. The last Evening I received Intelligense from Governor Livingston somewhat similar, respecting the Movements of the Enemy in the Jerseys, which was communicated to Congress & President Reed, that the Militia of this State might be in readiness to march on the shortest Notice from your Excellency. President Reed informs...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, a Resolve of Congress of the 7th Instant, together with the Extract of a Letter from Governor Greene of the 7th of June which is referred to the Commander in Chief, to take such Order by calling upon the four Eastern States for the Aid of Militia to defend Rhode Island as he shall think necessary. This Reference is made on the Supposition that Governor...
This will be delivered by the Marquis de la Fayette. By the Acts of Congress herewith enclosed of the 31st Jany 16th & 20th Instant your Excellency will be informed of the Measures adopted by Congress, and the Powers with which you are invested for co operating with the Tours of our Ally in Case they arrive. Further Powers and Instructions are also given to the Committee at Head Quarters to...
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. & containing Instructions for their Government. Also another Act of the 10th Instant containing Assurances that as soon as Circumstances will admit to make to the Line of the Army and independant Corps thereof the...
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...
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’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...
I have the honour to transmit your Excellency the enclosed Acts of Congress of the 17th & 19th Instant, pointing out the different Measures they have taken for the Support of the southern Army. Congress cannot but hope that the Measures they have taken, if executed with Punctuality and De s patch, will change the Face of Affairs in that Country. It is submitted to your Excellency, whether it...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 10th Instant, respecting the Canadian Famalies residing in the State of New York; their Protection and future Support. Also the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 14th Instant, by which you will be informed of the Measures Congress have adopted respecting Colls Armand’s and Lee’s Corps, and the several other...
I do myself the Honor to transmit your Excellency Copies of two Acts of Congress of the 4 & 5 Instant. By the former the Board of War are directed to erase from the Register of the Names of the Officers of the Army of the United States, the Name of Benedict Arnold; which Order hath been executed. By the latter you are directed to order a Court of Enquiry respecting the Conduct of Major General...
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...