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Desirous of making our Service as agreeable to you as possible, and of furnishing you with every Opportunity in my power of acquiring Honour, I have consented to the request you made me of raising and commanding a Partisan Corps. You probably will have it more in your power, to distinguish yourself at the head of a body of Men that understand the French Language, than of any others, Wherefore...
2Orders to Armand, 11 June 1777 (Washington Papers)
You are forthwith to take upon you the command of the corps heretofore under Major Ottendorf and to do all the duties thereof as commanding officer according to the rules and regulations established for the government of the Continental army and according to the usages of war. You will therefore endeavour by attentive observation and inquiry, to make yourself acquainted with every kind of duty...
I have a complaint lodged against your Corps by a number of the reputable Inhabitants in the Neighbourhood of Elk. As I find that your men cannot be restrained from committing Violences while in the Country, I desire you will immediately march them up to this Town. I am Sir Your hble Servt. Copy, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . This remonstrance, which has...
The Complaints made to you against my Corps, are the more personal as I derive the Command of it from Your Excellency, as I love and respect this Corps in the light of a Gift which comes to me from you, and as it is my constant Attention to render it as well as myself worthy of your Favour; if Your Excellency previous to casting Reproaches upon me, with respect to which from my Ignorance of...
the time Employed by the congress to determine Some thing upon the affairs of the marquis de la fayette, gave me an opportunity of Speaking for myself; i have asked from the board of war Some money to recruit & three Commissions for the officers whom i did take with me in albany being approved of it by your Excellency : it has been requested from me to tell what kind of recruits i did intended...
I yesterday recd your letter from York Town. You must have misunderstood me if you thought I gave you permission to raise a new and separate Corps. I told you I had no power to grant such a request, but that if you could obtain permission from Congress or of the Comee of Congress in Camp I should have no objection to the measure & to yr Inlisting Prisoners. I am certain I never gave you any...
Letter not found : to Colonel Armand, c.27 July 1778. On 27 July, GW wrote Col. William Malcom : “I now inclose a letter to Colo. Armand or the commanding Officer [of his corps].”
i took the liberty to acquaint your Exellency with the necessity which I am under to beg your goodness. the bord of war to which i made my application for have the comissions of my officers, answer’d that he never had receiv’d any liste and power from your Exellency to grant them with their Expectations. not one of them has make the least objection to march to the enemy without his comission,...
i had beg as a favour of your Exellency to honour’d me with a recommendation to the hble Congres for grant my officers with theirs Commissions, and my self with the Commission of brigadier. in Case i Could be granted with thoses Expectations, i would beg of your Exellency a Certificat of my services, and allow me to go back to france, but if i can not obtain the Commissions of my officers, i...
when the Counte pulaski was going to left this Country, i had ask’d of your Exellency the Command of his Corps, and if i had been granted with by your Exellency, not anny difficulty whatsoever would have taken place, but i believe that the Counte has no more the same project. i Could perhaps have from Congress the rank of brigadier if my rank of ancienté amongs my Country men here, and mine...