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You will (Majr Genl Lord Stirling being dead) put yourself under the orders of Colo. Willet—’till a superior Officer shall arrive—and with your Regiment pay obedience to his orders. I am Sir Yr most Obedt Servt RHi .
Lieut. Wheaton of your Regiment having applied to me for permission to go into N. York, giving me the Reasons which induce him to wish to do it at this Time, which I have judged sufficient—you will be pleased to give him a passport to proceed to the Enemy’s Lines for the purpose mentioned by him. Your Letter of the 27th has been received, with the Newspaper of the 24th inclosed. I am sir Your...
Being wholly unacquainted with the affair respecting Ensign Johnson I have written General Lincoln on the Subject, and so soon as I get the necessary information from him the necessary directions shall be Sent you. I am Sir Your most Obedt Servant SzGeBPU .
Having forwarded, under a flying seal to your care, Dispatches of immense consequence, on the subject of compleating the Regt of your State to the Establishment, I must request you will lose no time in delivering them to His Excellency, the Governor; and that you will use your utmost influence to have this business put upon such a footing as will be attended with the desired success. As I am...
I have received your two favors of the 31st of Augst with their Inclosures. All Letters coming from N. York to Dobbs Ferry, are to pass to Head Quarters for Inspection—No Letters are to be admitted in N. York, but such as pass thro Head Quarters, except those which may be franked by the President of Congress, the Secty at War—or the Governors or Executives of the different States—this to be a...
Your favor of the 13th Ulto, accompanying the oration of Mr Maxcy, has been duly received, and for your politeness in sending me the latter, I pray you to accept my thanks. The sentiments expressed by that Gentleman on Government, and tendency of such conduct as is opposed to the Public functionaries in our own, are too just not to carry conviction to every well disposed, and reflecting mind....
You will immediately upon the receipt of this send forward to the Army the Recruits which have come to the places of rendezvous, and you will also collect and send on any others which may be scattered. You will if possible cloath them in the State, but if the Cloathing should not be all ready, you will procure what will make them comfortable and let the remainder follow—Circumstances require...
By the enclosed Act of Congress of the 31st of Decr you will observe, to what period the reduction of the Lines therein named, is postponed; Nothing, I suppose, will prevent its being carried into execution at that time, except the Regt should be previously compleated to the Establishment ordered in the Resolution of the 7th of Augt last. I thought expedient, to give you this information, and...
It appears that Mr Johnson made an irregular application to Resign and his Commission not being accepted he was guilty of indecent behaviour towards the Sicritary at War and finally broke his Arrest and went off—The Secritary at War is willing to pass over his Conduct towards him, but such a wilfull disobedience and Contempt of Orders as Mr Johnson has been guilty of—besides breaking his...
You will receive by this conveyance blanck Discharges for the Non Commissd Officers & Privates of the Rhode Island Regt enlisted for the War, which, under the Restriction of the Endorsment are only to be considered as furloughs until farther Orders—you will be pleased to have them filled up & the men permitted, under the direction of a proportionable number of Officers, to retire to the State...
In answer to your favor of the 14th enclosing an application from Lieut. Greene of your Regt to retire from service, I have to inform you, that (by the explanation of the Secretary at War) the Emoluments of the Act of Congress of the 19th of Novr last, were not intended to extend to any Officers except such as belong to the Lines which are reduced—therefore the request respecting Lieut....
Your two Letters of the 26th Feby & 19th ulto have been received. I am so well persuaded of your Care & Attention to the Business committed to your Charge—that no arguments are needfull to press your utmost Diligence. The Recruits as they are forwarded, may be directed the nearest Rout to peekskill—where on their arrival, they will report themselves & receive further Orders. The Time of your...
You are immediately to march with Colo. Angells Regt to Providence by the Rout above mentioned. The Regt is still to be annexed to a Brigade which will be formed under the command of Genl Varnum, under whose command you are to put yourself if you meet with him upon the march. You are to use every possible endeavour to prevent your men from stragling or committing any kind of hurt or waste to...
Your detachment is to remain at Morris Town till further orders, with which, and the Militia now here, you are to Guard the Stores of different kinds, in the most effectual manner you are able. Endeavour, as far as it is in your power, to Strengthen the works already begun upon the Hill near this place, and erect such others as are necessary for the better defending of it, that it may become a...