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The draft of a proclamation and that of an instruction to the Commissioners being both prepared, we take the liberty to suggest that we think a meeting tomorrow morning at such hour as may be convenient to the President, may be adviseable. The Secretary of State & Attorney General being out of town we cannot consult them, but we will engage the attendance of the Attorney General provisionally...
By an express received by me Yesterday affairs at Springfield were most critically circumstanced. At 4 oClock last Thursday afternoon Genl Sheppard and the insurgents were drawn up in battle array and Shepperd expecting to be momently attacked. Capt. Cushing an officer in the troops now raising was dispatched as an express to Hartford for asistance to Shepperd says that he was confident an...
I have the honor to submit to your view a draft of a letter to the Governors of Virginia, Maryland Pennsylvania, and New Jersey —Perhaps as Brigadier General Samuel Smith was at the head of the militia of a State the same ought to be transmitted him excepting as to the thanks. Most respectfully, Your obedt Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . On this date Knox wrote to Virginia governor Robert...
I shall go through New York tomorrow for Boston as my days of quarantine expire today. I hope to be in Philadelphia by the 25th instant. The french fleet excepting the Ambuscade will sail tomorrow from New York upon some cruise unknown. The surviellant saild on the 29th ultimo for France with dispatches from Mr Genet. and such is his desire that they should arrive safely, that he will in a day...
I had the honor to receive your Excellency’s favor of the 16th instant. We shall endeavor to put the troops into their Winter quarters as soon as possible—The 4th Massachusetts regiment has already gone to occupy the huts built by Colonel Swift’s regiment which are in pretty good repair—The New Hampshire Corps will go to morrow to Constitution Island—The remainder of the Connecticut regiment...
I submit certain papers relative to a Capt. Scott. I have conversed with Colonel Wadsworth concerning him; the result of which is that Scotts discretion for the object proposed cannot be depended upon—As he however has mentioned that he had an audience of you I have thought it my duty to submit the papers. I also submit Genl Waynes letter. I am with perfect respect Your humble servant ALS ,...
I have received your two favors of the 21st and 23d ultimo. They breathe a spirit of friendship and affection which has ever been ardently reciprocated by me. The appointment of the third Major General having been explicity declined by me I have nothing to add on that subject but one single observation. To wit that you are the only decided personal friend who has advised my acceptance of it....
I have the honor to submit the enclosed letter just received from Major General Wayne dated the 10th of March 1794. I am, Most respectfully, Sir, Your obedient Servant. LS , DLC:GW ; LB , DLC:GW . Wayne’s letter to Knox relayed a report that the Indians had met in council and were sending a flag, preparatory to the surrender of prisoners, but expressed his doubts about the report’s...
I have the honor to submit, the copy of a letter intended to be sent to the Secretary of the Treasury, relatively to arrangments to be made, for procuring the Iron Cannon and shot; contemplated in the Act, entitled, “An Act to provide for the defence of certain Ports and Harbors in the United States.” I have the honor to be Sir, with the greatest respect, Your most obedt Servt LS , DLC:GW ; LB...
I have the honor to submit you the Copy of a letter just received from Colonel Pickering. I have conceived that it might be attended with good effects to assuage in the mind of the Governor, of this state, and of the militia Army, any apprehensions they may have entertained respecting the hostility of the six nations. Had they refused Colonel Pickerings invitation, the aspect would have been...