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Would acquaint your Excellency, we have just receivd Intelligence from New York, by three different ways & in such a manner, that we have great Reason to think the Enemy are meditating a Blow against this State—The traitorous Arnold, it is say’d, is prepareing to come out with three or four british Regiments in order to penetrate into the Country, and it is very probable it will be by the way...
Your alarming Letter of the 6th Febry last came to hand, and was open’d at Hartford, where the General Assembly were then sitting, on the 17th of the Month. I was at the Time so indispos’d as to attend Business but a small part of the Sessions. This added to the total Difference of my sentiments from a great Majority of the Assembly, on the subject of the regulating Act, then in Consideration,...
Lt Colo. Canfield’s Regiment at Stamford was raised to serve untill first of April next, he hath lately been instructed to remove and form our lines near Byram river. I am desired by our Assembly to apply to your Excellency, and request some of your Troops to be sent down to supply the place of that regiment at the expiration of its time, in part at least. I have mentioned the matter to your...
As it may be of Consequence for you to be acquainted with every Movement of the Enemy, would inform your Excellency, that by a Letter this day receiv’d from Govr Bradford Dated the 20th instant, have Intelligence that, on the forenoon of that day, twenty seven Sail left New Port and appear’d to be bound up Sound—and that they learnt by some Deserters before that Time that two Hessian Regiments...
I am favoured with your two Letters of 20th & 22d Instant. Of the Lead Ore which is raising at Middletown in this Colony but small Quantity is yet smelted—the Work is going on & hope you may be supplied with Lead from thence e’er long—We are not furnished with experienced Workmen as we could Wish—the only Workman whose Experience may be depended on is at present unfit for Duty. Some Arms are...
I have the honor of you[r] Letter of the 1st inst.—have now the pleasure to congratulate you on the further Successes of the Army at the Northward—Hope this Aurora Borealis may not only dispell the gloom, and establish our Affairs in that Quarter—but be the forerunner of success and Victory in every other Department. The greatest part of our Intelligence is contained in the enclosed Hartford...
In Compliance with the Requisition of the Honle Continental Congress and of your Excellency, we are with the Greatest Chearfulness making our Utmost Exertions, to Raise and Dispatch one Battalion to Canada, and three to your Camp; and have much Satisfaction to Informe you, that there appears, a great Freedom in our Men, to engage in each of those important Services; and the Regiments are...
Your Letter of the 22nd ult. arrived on the 5th instant, whereupon my Council being convened amidst various Accounts of the Movements and Designs of the Enemy, in New Yorke & some Apprehensions of their hostile Attack upon, or Invasion of this State, every Exertion was made & making for its Defence by ordering the Militia to be reviewed and Detachments to be sent to the Sea Coasts and valuable...
James Wilson a soldier of this State, on duty at Horseneck, was placed a Sentinel over Nathan Frink a notorious traitor to the States, who had been taken in arms against the same. Frink found means to bribe Wilson to suffer his escape—and both went off together—After this Wilson was taken from the enemy—tried by a Court martial and sentenced to suffer death—While this sentence was sent to me...
I Recd your Favr of the 14th Instant in which you Informe me the Enemy have embarked their Troops on Bord a Number of Transports and are now making a shameful Retreat from Boston That their Destination is Conjectured to be either for Halifax or New York. the latter Place most Probable I should on my Part rather Conjecture that their Women & Children with the Tory Families if any on Bord are...