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As the Motions of The Enemy, & the Opperations of the Ensuing Campaign, renders it indispensibly necessary that a very large Body of Troops should be immediately assembled at, or near New York; You will immediately proceed to Norwich in Connecticut where you will, in Concert with the Brigadiers General Heath, & Sullivan, regulate the Embarkation of The Brigades under their Command: & settle...
I find the Works well advanced but not in a State of Defence—The Teems allotted to them have been taken off—some of them sent to Town for Materials & there detaind—others necessarily employd in ha[u]ling up the powder (which is now stord in the best place I could find) and provisions from the Landing. From the Colonels Reports the Mens Arms are in a most alarming Situation—Col. Magaw has not...
The party opposite to us on the Jersey Side are at Work on the Mountain and will soon have the Ground prepared for Cannon—I was obliged to call the party of 150 Men from our point and set them to work on two Traverses which the Enemys Fire on Friday convincd me were necessary in the Fort. I have removd the small Building, which was placed near the Bastion on the Right entering the Sally port,...
I have this Minute receivd a Letter from Mr Gerry at Norwalk on his Way to Boston, with the following Paragraph. “I was informd at the White Plains by some Gentlemen of the Convention that a person very unfriendly to the American States had authentic Information of the ⟨ mutilated ⟩ of the General in providing the Cheveax de Frize; and that it was appropriated, with the Ships, to stop the...
By an Express from Col. Tupper I am informd that two of his Captains have been up to reconnoitre the Ships. The Phœnix is fast aground —The Rose ¾ of a Mile on this Side of her—The Gallies are under Way & will probably begin their Attack at 11 OClock as the Ships are not more than 12 Miles from them. I am Sir your Servt ALS , MH : Dearborn Collection. The Phoenix “grounded on a flat off of...
Agreeable to your Order, by Col. Reeds Letter, I have directed Col. Holden to march with his 3 Companies this Evening to Kings Bridge. I shall in Consequence of that Order be under the Necessity of totally neglecting the point Battery untill Men are sent up to work on it—Our two Battalions being employed in raising part of our parapet, covering the large Magazine, cutting & forming the...
As the period is fast approaching when part of this Army will stand released from their Engagements to serve the public, and little prospect remains of prevailing upon them to stay longer, it becomes highly necessary for you, in time, to set about a Collection (at least an Enquiry after) the Tents and other Stores which have been delivered from your Department, and see that they are carefully...
Letter not found: to Brig. Gen. Thomas Mifflin, 24 Nov. 1776. On 26 Nov. Mifflin wrote to GW : “At 10 O’Clock last Evening I receivd your Letter of the 24th Inst.”
At 10 O’Clock last Evening I receivd your Letter of the 24th Inst: and will make proper Applications of your Excellency’s Sentiments on the probable Movements of the Enemy. I came into this Town at 8 OClock Sunday Evening; and waited on Mr Hancock with your Letter immediately after my Arrival—Yesterday Morning I was admitted to Congress in general Committee and went as far in my Relation of...
The enclosd I have this Minute reced from an Express sent by my Order to Genl Cadwalader—The General not knowing that I was here did not write to me—& as I supposd the Contents of Importance in my Movements I took the Liberty to open the Letter for which I must plead only the Occasion in Excuse. I came here at 4 OClock this Afternoon. 500 Men sent from Philad. Yesterday crossd to Burlington...