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The unhappy Mutiny of the Non Comd & Privates of the Pensylvania line—the perplexed state of Affairs in this quarter—the distressed condition of the Troops at West Point and in the vicinity of it, on acct of Provision & some essential articles of cloathing—combined with other embarrassments of less importance, have engrossed my whole time and attention; and must be offered as an apology for...
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 be informed by the enclosed Copies No 1 & 2 of the 8th Inst: that Brigadier General Hand is appointed Adjutant General—And also of the Measures Congress have adopted to procure Speice for the Use of the Prisoners in New York & its Vicinity. I have also enclosed the Deposition of George Bateman Batterman No. 3, giving an Account of the Manner in which our People Prisoners...
Congress must have been long ere this, informed by General Wayne of the Mutiny of the Pennsylvania Troops on the 1st instant, and I have no doubt but he has kept them regularly advised of what happened afterwards. I have heard nothing particular from those troops, since they reached the neighbourhood of Somerset Court House, at which place they shewed some signs of a better disposition than at...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of a Report of Committee and consequent Resolve of Congress; with Copies of Letters from Mr Abraham Skinner & Mr David Sproat, and Memorial from George Lyman & others Prisoners in the Provost at New York. By these Despatches you will see the cruel Treatment exercised by the Enemy towards the Prisoners in their Hands, and that in the...
I have been honored with your Excellency’s favor of the 21st ulto, in which Congress have been pleased to refer, the propriety of granting Genl Starkes request to them, to me. His Health is undoubtedly so much impaired, that he has been able to do but very little duty the preceding Campaign, and retirement, for a time, seems therefore necessary. Congress will either direct his return to the...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, an Act of Congress of the 29th Ulto relative to the Exchange of Prisoners. I have also enclosed an Act of the 1st Instant, with an Extract of a Letter from the Honorable John Adams Esquire of the 23d of August. Your Excellency will please to observe on this Subject your Opinion is desired on the Expediency of ordering the Forces of his most...
The enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the 24th Instant will inform your Excellency of the Measures they have adopted in Consequence of your Letter of the 15th Instant. I have the Honor to be with very great regard your Excellency’s most obedt & most humble Servant P.S. Decmbr 29 I have the Honour to Transmit your Excellency the Extract of a letter this moment receivd from Genl Greene with...
In my letter of the 13th instant, I did myself the honor to inform Congress, that an embarkation was preparing at New York, and that it was to consist, in part, of the British Grenadier’s and Light Infantry. I have since learned, from some of our Officers who have been exchanged, that those Corps were once under embarkation orders, but that there had been a change, and others substituted in...
I do myself the honor to enclose to Your Excellency the Extract of a Letter which I have just received from Governor Clinton, and which I beg leave to recommend strongly to the attention of Congress, as by this inergetic Exertion of the State of New York the Army will probably be kept from dissolution. We have not for some time received a Barrel of Flour from the Southward, except a few...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed a Letter from Brigadier General Starke of the 10th Instant, requesting from Congress Leave of Absence on Account of his ill State of Health, with a Resolve of Congress of the 18th Instant referring the Letter to the Commander in Chief to take Order. I have the Honor to be with the most perfect Respect your Excellency’s most obedt & most hbble...
At a time when the Army is about to undergo a material change—When Congress and the States individually are disposed to establish it up on the best principles for the equal Administration of justice, and the preservation of the rights of the Officers, I am persuaded it will not be deemed presumptuous in me to offer any opinion, which in my judgment, may serve to promote either of these ends...
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...
I have been honored with your Excellencys favor of the 6th and two of the 9th Inst. The manner in which Congress have been pleased to express their approbation of the Conduct of Major Tallmadge, and the Officers and Soldiers under his command, cannot but be very flattering to them, and will I am certain have a happy effect in encouraging the spirit of enterprize in the Army. A Paragraph in the...
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.
I have been honored with your Excellency’s favors of the 29th Novr and 4th instant. I shall communicate to the Officers of the Army such of the Resolves as relate to them—I would beg leave to remark on that of the 29th Novr respecting the payment for wounded and disabled Horses—that it makes no provision for any that may be left wounded upon the field, and of course lost to the owners—All the...
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 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...
I had the honor of receiving your favor of the 25th ulto on my way to this place from Morris Town. A Feild Officer of Artillery shall be sent to Carlisle to superintend the Elaboratory agreeable to the directions of Congress. Under the powers with which Congress were pleased to vest me by their Resolve of the 7th of November, I made the proposition (No. 1) to Sir Henry Clinton, to which I have...
I have the honor to introduce to your Excellency the Marquis de Laval, a Colonel in the French Army—This Gentleman is of the Family of Montmorenci, the most illustrious in France; which alone would intitle him to every mark of respect, did not his personal good qualities and the zeal with which he has sought the American service give him a further claim to our attentions. I am convinced Your...
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...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed, Copy of several Resolves of Congress of the 4th Instant, in which you will observe, the Officers are prohibited from making any Contract or Bargain, or giving Orders for the Purchase of Articles for the Use of the Troops; in the Department of Cloathier General, Quarter Master General, or Commissary General of Purchases, except in Cases of Necessity, as...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 30th Ulto respecting the Department of the Commissary General. I am informed by Letter from Govr Jefferson that the Brittish have all reimbarked and left, the Chesapeake. By Dunlaps Paper enclosed you will be informed of the Success of the Corps under Genl Sumpter against Majr Wemyss. I have also to...
Your Excellency will receive enclosed two Acts of Congress of the 28th Instant and one of this Day. By one of the 28th, it is ordered, that the Commander in Chief and the other Officers in the several Departments therein mentioned, be furnished with the Journals of Congress for the Use of the Army; which will be accordingly forwarded as far as they are printed. The other of the same Date is...
I arrived at this place to day, having yesterday broke up the Camp near the Passaic Falls and detached the Troops to their different places of Cantonment. I shall repair to New Windsor where I purpose to establish my Winter Quarters, after having made some necessary regulations here, and visited the Hospitals. The following will be the general position of the Army during the Winter—The...
[ Preakness, New Jersey, November 27, 1780. ] Introduces the Chevalier de Chastellux. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Preakness, New Jersey, November 27, 1780. ] Introduces the Vicomte de Noailles. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Louis Marie, Vicomte de Noailles, was a brother-in-law of the Marquis de Lafayette. He was “mestre de camp en second du regiment colonel-general hussards; mestre de camp en second of the Regiment Soissonnais” ( GW John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The...
[ 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.
[ Preakness, New Jersey, November 27, 1780. ] Introduces Mauduit du Plessis. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Thomas Antoine, Chevalier de Mauduit du Plessis, had been an American officer but was now again in the French army.
I have the honor to introduce to Your Excellency The Chevalier De Chatellux Major General in the French army. I was happy in the opportunity which his journey this way afforded me, of making the acquaintance of a Gentleman as eminent in the literary world as distinguished for military merit and for the social qualities. The personal knowlege I have acquired of him, confirms me in the...
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...
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...
The Chevalier Du Plessis, who will have the honor of delivering you this, if not known to Yr Excellency personally is at least known to you by reputation—After having distinguished himself as an American officer he is now returned in the French army to give new proofs of his zeal and attachment to our cause. Titles like these, I am persuaded will sufficiently recommend him to your Excellency....
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...
I have the honor to Acknowledge your Excellency’s letters of the 16th and 17th inst. I am much obliged to you for the intelligence transmitted from Governor Jefferson. It is not in my power, at this time, to furnish the return required of the Officers of the Engineering department—I wait the arrival of General Du Portail—after which it shall be immediately forwarded. I have not yet published,...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 24th Instant & another of this Day. By the former, the Director of the Hospitals is ordered to repair to Head Quarters & put himself under the Orders of the Commander in Chief. By the latter, all the Artificers in Pennsylvania are to be removed to Carlisle and in future only an issuing Store & an Elaboratory...
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.
I was duly honored with your Excellency’s letter of the 12th and shall properly attend to its important contents. I hope the measures I had previously taken relative to the exchange of prisoners, announced in my letter of the 7th will not be disagreeable to Congress; they were founded on an opinion I had constantly entertained that it was our interest to extend the exchange of officers as far...
I enclose your Excellency Copy of a Letter of the 10. Instant, just received from Governor Jefferson, with the Copy of an intercepted Letter (referred to in the Governors) from General Leslie to Lord Cornwallis; which in some Measure discovers the Designs of the Enemy at the Time they landed in Virginia. I have this evening received your Letter of the 14th Instant, and shall immediately...
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 have just received advice that Admiral Rodney’s Fleet, with the transports which have been sometime preparing, fell down to the Hook on saturday last. The number of troops on board is not yet ascertained. It is said that Major General Phillips commands the detachment, but I have it not sufficiently vouched, to make it a matter of certainty—Their destination is generally believed to be to the...
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...
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 been honored with your Excellency’s favor of the 1st Inst. and am happy to find that my appointment of Major General Greene, to the command of the Southern Army, meets the approbation of Congress. Congress having been pleased, by their Act of the 21st ulto, to authorise me to direct a mode for compleating, recruiting and supplying the partizan Corps to be commanded by Colo. Armand and...
Whenever a representation from any department of the Army is made to me, and it is not in my power to resolve their questions, or releive their complaints, I have ever conceived it a part of my duty to refer the matter to Congress. This will be my apology for troubling them with the inclosed Memorial of the Hospital Department, and requesting to know at the same time, how far the Resolves of...
Preakness [ New Jersey ] November 4, 1780 . Sends news of British troop and naval movements. Reports that Army received announcement of new establishment with satisfaction. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have received some late advices from New York that speak of a large number of transports and other vessels which are getting ready to sail, and of a second embarkation of troops destined to the South. It is added that Rodney with a part of his fleet is preparing to sail to the West-Indies—that he is to detach two ships of the line, the Sandwich and Terrible to convoy a homeward bound...
Preakness [ New Jersey ] November 1, 1780 . Transmits memorials from Captain Joseph Traversie and from “the Canadian families which have taken refuge” in Albany. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have the honor to request you will lay before Congress the inclosed memorial, handed to me by the Marquis De la Fayette; one from the Canadian families which have taken refuge from Albany complaining that they have not for some time past received the provisions allowed them by Congress—Another from a Captn Traversy containing a demand for money due while employed by Major General Gates for...
Your Excellency will be informed by the enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the 30. Ulto, that they approve of the Appointment of Major General Greene to the Command of the Southern Army, and have adopted your Opinion in ordering Major General the Baron de Steuben to that Department. Your Excellency will also note the Powers and Directions given to Major General Greene, and the several...