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Congress having entered into the Inclosed Resolution of the 21st of April; The Board have been considering of such Methods of carrying it into execution as would be most advantageous to the Public, and at the same time be most likely to procure an immediate Supply to the Prisoners: They have attempted to get the Bills negociated in New York, but the demands of the persons they applied to, were...
Letter not found : from the Board of War, 14 July 1779. GW wrote the Board of War on 22 July: “I have now to acknowledge the Honor of Your Several Letters of the 28 Ulto and of the 10th 11th 14th & 15th Instant with the several papers & Commissions to which they refer.”
We have the Honour to enclose you Copies of the Proceedings relative to the going in of Generals Philips & Reidesel in which we have endeavored to put the Matter upon as proper a Footing as possible. We suppose the D. Commissary of Prisrs at Elisabeth Town to be furnished with Orders on the former Occasion & therefore we did not give any Directions as from ourselves. We should not have...
We do ourselves the Honour to inclose you a representation of Major Ryan with General Wayne’s certificate annexed. We believe the Major capable of rendering great service as a Brigade Major & Inspector; and if his request can be granted we conceive he may be appointed to that Office without injury to the Service in general. We think his case singular, & that an exception may very properly be...
The Bearer Samuel Potts Esqr. is ⟨desirous⟩ of ⟨conferring⟩ with his Brother Mr John Potts on the Lines. His Brother is about taking his Departure for England. As his Request comes most properly within your Excellency’s Determination we have referred Mr Potts to you making no Doubt of your granting him what he requires if you can with Propriety. We believe Mr Potts entitled from his Character...
We were duly honoured with your Excellency’s Letter on the Subject of Mr Loring’s request for a Quarter Master & a Serjeant or two to proceed to Philadelphia with Cloathing for the Prisoners at this Place. In Consequence we wrote to Congress the Letter a Copy whereof is enclosed. We are directed to take Order in the Bussiness & are of Opinion that the Cloathing should come on attended in such...
We send you a Copy of Baron Steuben’s Regulations which he requested we would get neatly bound & transmitt your Excellency The Impossibility of having it done sooner must excuse the Delay. The enclosed Drafts of a Standard for the Army are sent for your Approbation, Rejection or Alteration. The Officers will be by & by pressing for Colours & if Materials can be procured they shall be made when...
The Board have been honoured with your Excellency’s Favours of the 26th of March & 2d & 4th April. All the Muskett Cartridges made up for a long time past including the whole now on Hand have been made up with Buck Shott agreeably to your Excellency’s Ideas. There are but five hundred Hunting Shirts in the Clothier Generals Store & no Materials for making more. We have been for a long time...
We beg leave to ask your Excellency’s opinion relative to a Mr Macpherson who is the subject of the inclosed memorial. His conduct and situation as represented in that, we believe to be justly stated; and we should chearfully have taken such notice of his merits as they deserved, could it have been done consistent with the establish’d rules of the army. He has been in the British army from his...
The Board have recieved the Order of Congress, on the Subject of Baylor’s Regt, enclosed. We have no other Objection to the directing the Horses to be purchased but the excessive Price. It will cost near sixty thousand Pounds Currency to purchase the Numbers of Horses required. Yet on the Consideration, that the Men are provided with every other Article necessary to enable them to take the...