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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...
I have perused your letter of yesterday on the subject of recruiting your corps—In answer to it I must inform you, that when you and Count Pulaski declared your intention of quitting this Country—the consideration of the many inconveniences attending small independent Corps had determined me to recommend the incorporation of your troops and his. The evident utility of such an arrangement, in...
The honourable the Congress by a resolve of the 4th Inst. have directed the recruiting of your corps to its full compliment of Infantry. But as it is not in my power to give you any authority, where to inlist; in what State, or whether in the whole, I must refer you to Congress on this subject (to whom I have written) as well as for money for the purpose of recruiting. When these are obtained,...
being intrusted by Grl duportail, the officers of his corps & thoses of the legion with the management of their final settlement of accounts, I came to this place near three weeks ago; my intention was to lay our affairs before Congress, & while they had them under their consideration, to go and pay my respects to your Excellency. I was to that point, when Colonel humphrey told us that you...
I have received a lettre from Grl duportail dated from paris the 24th decembre last in which, he gives me the following account of the succes which the order & society of the Cincinaty have in france. The order of the Cincinaty has had great succes here, till this instant, the king has permitted the french officers who belong to it to wear the badge of it—every man would wishes to have it, &...
Armand request his Excellency to Compare the two inclosed papers then to send him the original in Philadelphia at the french ministre & to keap the Copy by him—if his Excellency thought more proper to keap the original, armand request him to send him the Copy attested by his Excellency —the purpose of armand in communicating thoses papers to his Excellency is to preserve his Esteem when he is...
16Appendix II: From Armand, 10 May (Washington Papers)
When mr l’enfant returned lately from france, he communicated to me a lettre which he was to lay before the Grnl assembly of the Cincinnati & of which I have the honor to inclose an Extract —as he does Express the desire of the Cincinnati in france to form a society there similar to those of the respectives states of america, & that their representatives a[t] this time, be taken from amongst...
nothing pain me more than to trouble so often your Exellency in requesting new favors while I feel shur if I live long my days will hardly be sufficiant to thank you for thoses you have allready bestowed on me, more particularly thoses which were a proof of your friendship—every step I take now with your Exellency is ambarassing to me, and although I hope to succeed, my fear of displeasing is...
I take the liberty to inclose here a lettre from my mother to your Excellency. I had it for some weeks past in my possession, but as she request in it your patronage of my services in america with the ministre in france, and knowing well as I do, that a tryal of any influence, stranger to your own knowledge of my Conduct would have been disagreeable to you; I did not wish to deliver it untill...
permit me to remember to your mind one of your most faithfull servant, I would have done it sooner but knowing that your Exellency would be pleased in the good treatment I should receive from the court, I waited untill the final settlement of my rank & Command in our army—but although nothing is perfected on that head, I can not deny to myself any longer the pleasure of discharging my duty...
Your Letter of the 19th of May was brought to this place by Mr Houdon, who arrived here the 3d of this month. I delay no time to acknowledge the receipt of it, & to thank you for the several communications you have had the goodness to make me. You are too well acquainted with my wishes for every thing which can promote your interest, honor, or happiness—to suppose that I did not rejoice at the...
Since I can not be of any service to your exellency, I look upon the circumstances which apologize for the liberty I take to remind me to you, as thoses happy events in life which make it dear to us; a line from you would be a blessing for the heart of armand, I may Say, of your armand, for he feel more than ever that he is yours. I am married & that is the event from which I draw the liberty...
I am to acknowledge the receipt of the agreeable letter you did me the honor to write to me on the 20th of Jany, & at the same time to congratulate you on the happy event announced in it. Permit me to assure you that nothing affords me more satisfaction than to receive good news of my friends; and you must allow me the liberty of considering your marriage to an amiable lady, with a handsome...
Letter not found: from Charles Armand- Armand-Charles Tuffin, marquis de La Rouërie, 31 Jan. 1789. On 13 Oct. 1789 GW wrote to Armand : “I have been honored with the receipt of your letters of the 31st of January and 17th of February last.”
Letter not found: from Charles Armand- Armand-Charles Tuffin, marquis de La Rouërie, 17 Feb. 1789. On 13 Oct. 1789 GW wrote to Armand : “I have been honored with the receipt of your letters of the 31st of January and 17th of February last.”
I had the honour of writing to your Excellency By Mr de Bert an ancient Captain of the legion I had the happyness to Command in your army —that gentleman was going to Settle & live in your Country, it was a good opportunity for my heart since it was a man for whom I have a great Esteem which I intrusted with the Care of the Expressions & protestations of my unlimited Sentiment of respect,...
I have been honored with the receipt of your letters of the 5th October 1788 and 18th June last—the former I only received a few days ago by Major de Berdt. In answer to your observations respecting the monies due to your Officers from the United States, I can only express my regret that the political circumstances of the country have not heretofore capacitated a more punctual compliance with...
Was I only acquainted with your high character and the eminent post where it has placed you, as in your most natural position, without Being at the same time incouraged in the respectuous liberty which your goodness inspire, I would restrain the satisfactions of my heart on your account, to the possession of the highest sentiments he is capable of entertaining for the man who the world knows...
Since five years that I am return’d from america, my dearest thoughts have Been taken up By the remembrance of the days which I spent under the command of your Excellency, By the tender vénération which your character has forever ingraved into my soul. I know that men of such a high merit owe no gratitude or return for the affections which their virtues inspire: it is their due. But those who...
I have had the pleasure to receive your letter of the 22nd of march last. Being indisposed on the day when Monsieur de Combourg called to deliver your letter I did not see him—and I understood that he set off for Niagara on the next day. The interesting state of affairs in France has excited the sympathy and engaged the good wishes of our citizens, who will learn with great pleasure that the...