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I am commanded by his Majesty to communicate to the Congress, and to the commander in chief of their troops, certain acts of Parliament in favor of America, which have lately received the Royal assent; in consequence of which I have deputed an officer of rank, Colonel Patterson, Adjutant General to the Army under my command, to have the honour of transmitting to you, Sir, those bills, with...
I had the Honor last night, to receive your Favor of the 30th Inst. I am sorry, that I cannot see the necessity of the interview, which you propose. If you or Lord Howe have any dispatches for Congress and think fit to transmit them to my care, they shall be forwarded by the earliest Opportunity: If you have any for me of a military nature (for none other can come properly under my...
I am directed to transmit to Congress, and the Commander in chief of their troops, printed Copies of three Conciliatory acts of Parliament; Let me add my most sincere wishes that they may produce the desireable effect which is hoped from them. I have the honor to be sir your most obedient and most humble sert Copy, DNA:PCC , item 152; copy, DNA:PCC , item 169; two copies, P.R.O. , 30/55,...
Letter not found : from Henry Clinton, 3 June 1778. On 6 June, GW wrote to Clinton acknowledging receipt of “your two Letters of the 3d Instant.” The first, enclosing Parliament’s conciliatory acts, appears above; the second, apparently “on the subject of prisoners,” as GW says in his letter to Clinton of 6 June, has not been found.
On thursday I received the favor of your two Letters of the 3d Instant. The packet addressed to the president of Congress has been forwarded to him. In consequence of your Letter on the subject of prisoners, and a Note to Mr Boudinot from Mr Loring, I authorised Lt Colo. Hamilton, One of my Aids, to meet the latter ⟨and⟩ to make such propositions for an exchange, as the situation of the...
The Earl of Carlisle, Mr Eden and Governor Johnston, three of the Commissioners for restoring peace between Great Britain and America, are arrived in his Majesty’s Ship Trident and are come to Philadelphia. Docr Ferguson, the Secretary to the Kings Commission, will be dispatched tomorrow Morning with a letter from their Excellencies to Congress. I am therefore to request that a passport from...
At nine oClock this evening, I had the honor, to receive your Excellency’s letter of this date. I do not conceive myself at liberty to grant the passport, which you request, for Doctor Ferguson, without being previously instructed by Congress, on the subject. I shall dispatch a copy of your letter to them; and take the earliest opportunity of communicating their determination. I have the honor...
I do myself the honor of transmitting you the inclosed letters from General Philips, which came under cover to my care. I must also take the liberty to commit to your care, the letter addressed to the Right Honourable the Earl of Carlisle &ca with two others for Governor Johnstone and Mr Eden, and to request that they may be conveyed to them by the earliest opportunity. Your letter, covering...
Having promised my old friend Major General Phillips to ask permission for Him to pay me a Visit at New York, I have therefore to request the favor of your being so obliging to grant him a passport for that purpose, and that you will be so good to forward the Enclosed to that Gentleman. I have the Honor to be, Sir your most Obedient and most humble Servant Copy, P.R.O. , 30/55, Carleton...
I transmit you the inclosed Copies of sundry Resolutions of Congress, by their order, and take the liberty to request your Answer to the last of them, on the subjects of passports by the earliest opportunity. I was much concerned to hear, that one of my patroles fired on a Flag coming from your lines on Monday Evening. I shall do every thing in my power to prevent the like mistake on any...