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Letter not found: from Jeremiah Olney, 13 July 1799. On 4 Aug. GW wrote Olney : “Your favor of the 13th Ulto . . . has been duly received.”
The Field officer Commanding the advance post at Dobbs Ferry on the Hudson from 24th Augt to 8th Septr 1782, begs leave to Report, that he has (from time to time) Communicated to your Excellency every occurrence that has Come within the Sphere of his Observations—that he has nothing Further to Report that the State of the Garrison &c. &c., agreeable to the Inclos’d Reports—Save only that the...
I have the Honor to acquaint your Excellency, that in a Flagg of Truce Granted a few days Since Mrs Johnson a Refugee Lady from New York & Resident of Monmouth County, was permitted to pass to the Enemy’s Guard Ship—She having a pass port from his Excellency Govr Livingston to go into New York, but it being not of her power to obtain permission for that purpose, She Return’d this day in a...
Since my arrival at this post I have Convened the Officers of the Rhode Island Regmt on the Subject of Half pay—& have the Honor to Transmit Your Excellency their unanimous opinion to accept the Commutation of Five years Full pay offer’d by Congress—by their Resolve of 22nd March 1783 instead of the Half pay promis’d by a Resolve of Congress of 21st Octr 1780 for Life. I have the Honor to be...
Soon after I had the Honor of addressing your Excellency 18th Ulto—your favr of 9th April Came to hand permitting me to Remain in the State untill Your Excellency’s Further pleasure—by which I am particularly oblig’d as Mrs Olney’s Indisposition unhappily Seems to Increase—I have the pleasure to inform your Excellency that 220 Recruits are muster’d—that 204 have already march’d—the greater...
I have the Honor to inClose your Excellency Several Letters Recd yesterday by a Flagg from N. York—the one Recd this Morning for Honble A. Elliot Esqr of N. York shall Send to day in a Flagg that Carry’s Lt Coffield—Lt Shaler was below last Night—he Sent me information, he learnt that admiral Pigott had arriv’d at N. York with Twenty Two Sail of the line a day or Two Since—I have the pleasure...
I have the Honor to Inclose your Excellency Several Letters for Inspection Recd from Mr Jno. Taylor Commsy of Cloathing &c. in the British army—this Gentleman arriv’d at this post, at Sunsett & Introduc’d himself by presenting this Inclos’d pass port, Sign’d by Genl Hazen, which (from Your Excellency’s Instructions for the Commanding Officer at this post) appears to be insufficient for the...
Permit me respectfully to address you on the subject of appointing a Person to succeed the late William Channing Esquire, deceased, in the Office of District Attorney for the State of Rhode-Island. I have been informed that some Merchants and other respectable Characters have recommended to you David Howell Esquire, to succeed to that Office; and from a full conviction in my Mind that the...
I have the Honor to acquaint your Excellency, the Genl Assembly of this State Conven’d at Providence on 24th Ulto & after a Session of Twelve Days, they Rise without adopting any measures whatever for Compleating the Regmt to the Establishment Requir’d, for So Sanguine where the Legislature (from various Reports Circulating) that a Definitive Treaty of Peace, between the powers at War, had...
I have the Honor to inclose your Excellency a pass port (Sign’d by Genl Hazen) in favr of Leiut. Coffield & Servant’s going to New York—it being without the mode prescrib’d in the instructions at this post, is therefore inadmissable, Except I have particular instructions from your Exce ly, in the mean time I Shall detain the Gentleman & Servant at Mr Laurence’s—The Deserter taken to Head...
I have the Honor to inform your Excellency, your favr of 31st Ulto, Covering dispatches for his Excellency the Governor on the Interesting Subject of Raising men and money, Came Safe to hand on Saturday evening 9th Inst. Though unfortunately too late, the General Assembly haveing that Day Compleated their Session—I however lost no time in Delivering those dispatches to the Governor who...
agreeable to your Excellency’s Directions I Sent an officer with Capt. Pray to Reconoiter a Suitable Hight between this & Verplanks Point for the Purpose of Erecting Proper Beacon’s for Communicating any movements of the Enemy—they have Just Return’d & Report that the Hight on this Side Haverstraw Mounting & nine or Ten miles from hence is the most Proper place for that purpose, as it is...
I have the honor to inform your Excellency the Genl Assembly are Convend at this Town, in Consequence of an order from his Excellency the Govr they did not make a house till this after noon, when your Excellencies Dispatches to the Govr &c. were Re a d, after which the house Immediately enterd upon the Business of Reuniting—I am Sorry to inform your Excellency that the Assembly was Reluctantly...
I beg leave to lay before Your Excellency the Case of Fortune Stoddard a Negroe Soldier of my Regmt who is now in the State of Maryland in Civil Custody in the County of Cecil, for Killing one James Cunningham, who with some others bred a Riot in the Soldiers Quarters on the 21st Decr /81, the Inclosed Copy of Inquest taken at Elk before John Neide Esqr. one of the Coroners for Cecil County &...
I have the Honor to Transmitt your Excellency the Inclos’d Return of the Officers & men of the Rhode Island Regmt who Retire from Service on Furlough untill the Ratification of the Definitive Treaty of Peace Shall be announced by Congress—likewise those that Continue in the Field—having a Number of Sick I have thoughtt it Expedient to Continue the Surgeon so long as they may Require his...
I had the Honor to address your Excellency the 19th Ulto on the Subject of Recruiting &c., which at that time had not answer’d my Expectations haveing then muster’d only 40 Levies. I have now the pleasure to acquaint your Excellency we have Since had great Success (the Bounties haveing Risen to 80 Dollars & upwards) the men were Induc’d to Inlist fast 200 are now muster’d—159 of which have...
The Office of District Judge for Rhode Island, being Vacant by the Death of Judge Merchant—I feel a Confidence in Addressing you on the Subject of a Suitable Person to Succeed to that Office—and take the Liberty of recommending Benjamin Brown Esqr., of this Town, Attorney at Law, as a Gentleman possessing all the requisits to discharge, with honor and impartiallity the important duties...
I have this day been Hond with your Excellency’s favr of 24th Ulto Incloseing an act of Congress of 31st Decer Respecting the Reduction of the Rhode Island Regmt &c. &c. on 1st March—I am Sorry I Cannot give your Excellency a more favourable account Respecting Raising men to Compleat the Regmt. the State have not yet made the Least provision for Effecting it—the Genl Assembly will not meet...
Permit, great Sir, an humble Individual to congratulate you on the pleasing and singular circumstance of the unanimous election of your Excellency to the dignified Station of the first Magistrate of the United States; and, at the same time, to felicitate the Union on your acceptance of that important Office as an Omen of their approaching prosperity, happiness and glory. Your Excellency has...
I had the Honor to Receive your Excellency’s favr of 21st Ulto & Shall punctually Execute your orders in Collecting & forwarding the Scater’d Recruits—Those that have from time to time Joyn’d the Rendezvous assigned, I have lost no time in preparing & sending forward in Several Detachments amounting to 132 the greater part of which must have arriv’d before this. your Excellency is pleas’d to...
I have the Honor to inform your Excellency of Capt. Greene’s Return, without being able to Obtain permission to go into N. York, his Letters were Sent in—he brot out with him yesterdays paper, & as he Intends Immediately to Sett out for Philad. & Chuses to Take the paper with him—I have thought proper to give your Excellency the Inclos’d Extracts from it. I have the honor to be with Great...
Memo. of Sundry persons Suitable Characters to fill the Offices annexed to their Respective Names—in Rhode Island—Vizt Towns Names Offices Bristol William Bradford }
I have the Honor to Inclose your Excellency a Letter from Lieut. John M. Greene of my Regmt wherein he expresses a desire of leaving Service on account of his Indisposition, as this young Gentleman has greatly Impair’d his Health in the Service, and from a Conciousness off his merriting every Indulgence the public Can bestow, I am Induc’d to Interest myself in his behalf, and take the Liberty...
In my Letter of 26th Ulto I had the Honor to acquaint your Excellency the State had Come to a Resolution to Compleat their Continental Battallion to the Establishment, I have now that of Inclosing your Excellency an act of the Genl Assembly passed 1st Inst on that Subject—Since which I am Sorry to Say the Recruiting Service has not answer’d my Expectations, Owing principally to a Clause in the...
I have the Honor to address your Excellency on the Subject of a Mrs Levingate who Came In the Vicinity of this post last Evening—She is possess’d of a pass from the Commandant of New York to go to amboy; & Return, & one from Head Quarters to pass to Hackinsack (both which are inclos’d) yet I have thought it my Duty to detain & Send her to Head Quarters, as She has voluntarily Discover’d Some...
In looking forward to the period which is intended to terminate the career of your public life, our feelings will not permit us to suspend the deep acknowledgments of that debt of gratitude, which is your due from a Country to whose Independance and Happiness you have so essentially contributed. The interesting scene of your intended retirement revives in the minds of our fellow Citizens in...