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The Commander in Chief wishes it may be ascertained this day, how many Boats are, or may be actually fit for service on the Western Waters—for if there are ten or More that can be got in readiness in a few days, His Excellency proposes that they should be carried to the Mowhawk River as soon as possible, because some Boats will be wanted there, sooner than any can be compleated which may be...
His Excellency wishes for the pleasure of your Company at dinner to day, if you are not particularly engaged. The General Officers are expected at Head Quarters, and if there should be time, His Excellency proposes laying before those who were at York Town some Matters, on which he also wishes to take your sentiment—I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obed. Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
There appear to be a number of Men belonging to the 1st New York Regt who wish to go to Albany with their families, & who have no means of conveyance—if it is practicable to furnish them with a Batteaux, which can be returned to such place as you shall direct—or to give them a passage in any other way His Excellency desires it may be done. I am Sir Your Most Obed. Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript...
His Excellency thinks it will not be necessary under the present state of affairs to advertize for Garden Seeds—Should it become requisite, intimation will be given. I have the honor to be With great respect Your Most Obedt Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
The General is decidedly of opinion one Guide will be sufficient to be retained in service on the Lines. I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
I have it in charge from the Commander in Chief to acknowledge the receipt of your two letters of this date addressed to him. In the country where the quarters are in general so indifferent, the climate so cold & fuel (within a short distance) so plenty, The Gen’l thinks it would scarcely be necessary or proper to give a limitation to the allowance of wood for the gen’l officers, especially as...
There is a french Officer returning Express from Boston to Philadelphia, who wants Horses to carry him to Chester, (where his own remain) if they can be furnished by the public, it is much the General’s wish they may be—if you have it not in your power, His Excellency desires you will hire tem for the Gentleman, who (if necessary) will pay the Money on his arrival at Chester. I am Sir Your...
The Commander in Chief wishes to know, what Teams you have prepared to go with the Canadian Prisoners, how many, how far they are to proceed, and whether, with very little additional expence, the same Teams could not bring on the shirts, or some other Articles of Cloathing from Philadelphia—should that be the case, it will be expedient for you to write to the Quarter Master by the Post & have...
The Commander in Chief has made an alteration in the disposition of the Brigades on the left of the Line—from that contained in the Order of Encampment given to you two days ago—The first Massachusetts Brigade occupies the ground on the flank, vice Pattersons, which takes the place of the 1st Brigade, & in which the Senior Regt is posted on the left, the next oldest on the right &c.—This...
The Commander in Chief having determined to seize the first moment, after the Troops have taken their new position, to employ a number of them in cutting Wood for the Garrison of West Point—And as the summer is now far advanced, he wishes this necessary business may be accomplished as early as possible: to effect this he requests you to have the Axes immediately fitted with Helves & conveyed...