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I came here last friday in a Steam Boat from albany. I have been fit for Duty very little of this Campaign my complaints were the Diarrhea & asthma. I went to Ballston & Saratoga Springs. I am releived from the Diarrhea, but still affected with the asthma, I am using medicines, which I hope will finally releive me. I found myself unable to go to general Brown, therefore I came here, if...
I have recovered my health in a good Degree. Necessity tryigers me to return to the old way of Living on mush & milk, which suits my Stomach well. I am now astonished that I have been the Dupe of senseless Custom for fifty years. I shall carry the reform further, I am about burning a hommany mortar for the use of my family. Nothing is more agreeable to me, but Pennsylvania is unacquainted with...
I came here last wednesday, I preached to the army on Sunday. The Discourse was timely, for the army had Just returned from 40 mile Creek, not in a very good humour. I am extreamly disappointed, with regard to our force. Perhaps there is not on the ground 5000d men, part of which are sick. Were we to move, perhaps 3000d would be our Force. This Number is too Small to engage the Enemy with...
I have been about two months in ohio State & am now at this Place on my way to Chester. I think it my Duty to give a Statements of matters here & in the army according to reports, & letters from the army. Reports are so false in ohio State, that I can assert nothing possitively, I will not vouch therefore for the Truth of all I shall write. It is the prevailing opinion here that you have been...
Let not your Patience fail you by reciving so many Letters from me, for though they have been dictated by a weak head, they flow from an honest heart. I wrote to you to build 10 large gun Boats at sacket’s harbour, with Furnaces on them, to heat red hot shot, by which, we can burn the british navy on the Lakes, & I fear, without these, there will another Campaign of Blunders, which would be...
Last December I was Seized with the Influenza, which confined me to my house through the winter, & I have not rode out yet more than one mile; but expect shortly to be ab le to go to Philadelphia. I have most ardently wished for an hour’s Conversation with you. The first Subject is a Na tio nal Bank, which will be a national Curse, attended with innumerable bad Consequences, one of which I fea...
One thing I forgot, which ought to have been inparted in my last Letter, which is a matter of importance to the united States, & demands the immediate attention of Congress, I mean the wicked Conduct of the Bostonians, & perhaps all new England in buying up all our Cents, & melting them to make vessels, such as Stills &c. None but New Englanders could have Decended to such meaness for the...
I must call your attention once more to the Lakes. You must see the object of the British is to reestablish themselves once more in the united States, if they can be so called, with propriety. I am now Sorry you ever entered into any Negociation But I approved of it at the Time, not that I ever expected any good arising from it, but I hoped it would Silence the Tory Clamour, that is a vain...
Several subjects are so impressed on my Mind, that I must give them vent, as some things may strike my mind, that may escape yours through the Press of Business at this important crisis. I wish to call your attention to Lake Erie. Something vastly important may be done, & I hope will be done. I am not afraid of our fleet. Pennsylvania is very strong, & they are unanimous, with a few Exceptions...
The Capitulation of Hull is come to hand. I hope you will condemn every Sentence. It is impossible for me to express the Indignation of the Country here. Not a few reflections are cast on you for appointing such an infamous Rascal to Command. I have vindicated your Conduct, as far as I could, by asserting that your appointments are made by recommendations, that no Doubt this Plan was laid by...