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Inclosed I have the Honour of transmitting an Order sent to me from the Board of War which Last Night I executed. the Gent. are now in Town Prisoners. they are treated with all the Dellicacey their Situation will admit of ⟨&⟩ their Behaivour on the Occasion has been unexceptionable. I should be happy to receive your Excellency orders concerning them. Inclosed I also send a Letter from Doctor...
I have this Day Recd your Excellency’s Letter of the 14th Instant repeating the Orders that I was honour’d with when I had last the Pleasure of waiting on you & must confess that it gives me considerable unneasiness that I should ever give your Excellency the trouble of repeating your Orders. But I can with truth assure your Excellency that upon my return to this Place I Issued Orders for my...
Inclosed I send a Letter from Colo. Gibson treating as I am inform’d of the Officers (attending the British & Hessian Prisoners) being permitted to go into the City they propose being at the White Horse this Evening & would be happy to be made acquainted with your Excellency’s Sentiments upon that Subject I shall do myself the Honour of waiting on your Excellency to Morrow to receive your...
Immagening that the multiplicity of Business that your Excellency must at present be necessarily engaged in, would render it something inconvenient to honour me with a private Audience; I have thought it most proper to adopt this method to inform you of my Situation which at present is not so agreable as I could wish. I was permitted by M.G. Sullivan to come on with him to H. Quarters, to...
I do not know how I can answer your Excellency’s letter of the 9th better than by a detail of the facts to which Colo. Ogden alludes. There is one part I feel a delicacy to enter on, because the object of it might suppose, in giving me the command, he confer’d an obligation. I would not wish to offend against ties of this nature even in a case like the present. But I hope I shall stand...
The Marquis set off this morning for Philadelphia since his departure I have received from below the enclosed letters which I have the Honour of transmitting to your Excellency, haveing first taken Copys & forwarded to the Marquis, we shall march early in the morning and arrive at trenton the 28th instant I have the Honour to be Your Excellency’s Most devoted Servt DLC : Papers of George...
After having recovered from a very severe fever, which attack’d me on my passage from Annapolis to the Head of Elk, and confined me to my bed at the last mentioned place, for ten day’s. I arrived in this City the night before last, rendered very weak by the violence of the disorder tho’ at present recovering fast. When the Marquis received your Excellency’s Orders for his present movement, he...
I was honored with your Excellency’s Letter of the 14th instant and am fully convinced of the propriety of my requests not being comply’d with. In my last of the 22d of April I requested your Excellency’s Orders concerning my movements for the ensuing campaign, as your Excellency has been silent upon that subject, I think an appology necessary for my being still in this place, which I can with...
The General requests you will immediately take the necessary steps to alter the route of the Express riders, instead of its being continued thro’ Richmond, they must pass from the Boling Greene to Todds Bridge & cross at Ruffins ferry. I am Sir Yours &c. DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
The General understands that it was your intention to move the waggons of the Army with the Baggage of the General & Staff Officers destined for the northward in the morning. As Matters are not in that forwardness that he expected to find them in at this period, he desires that it may be postponed untill further orders upon the Subject. I am Sir Your &c. DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.