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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 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...
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...
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...
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...