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[ Philadelphia ] December 31, 1778 . Asks if Congress is going to continue to employ Brigadier General Du Portail and if it intends to adopt Du Portail’s plan of defense. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Henry Laurens had resigned as President of the Continental Congress on December 9, 1778, and John Jay was elected to that position on the following day.
Philadelphia, January 27, 1779. Asks for money to carry on recruiting. States that Major General Horatio Gates has made agreements with Major General William Phillips about Convention troops. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Philadelphia, January 29, 1779. Asks permission to return to Camp. LS , in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] February 19, 1779 . States that a court-martial will be held at Springfield, Massachusetts. Advises Jay that Major General Alexander McDougall needs hard money for spy system. LS , in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] February 26, 1779 . Sends information concerning British attack and retreat at Elizabethtown. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] March 1, 1779 . Suggests that information from Europe be issued officially rather than circulated casually. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] March 3, 1779 . States that plans for western expedition are in preparation. Discusses arrangement of Sixteen Additional Continental Battalions. LS , in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] March 15, 1779 . Reiterates request for a congressional plan “which would have a general operation throughout the States for compleating their respective Battalions.” Discusses need to continue Army at full strength and to reorganize clothing department. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey, April 14, 1779. ] Explains dispute with Major General Horatio Gates. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] April [ 22–23 ] 1779 . States that unless the quartermaster general immediately receives the money necessary for proposed Indian expedition, the expedition will have to be abandoned. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. The draft was originally dated April 22. This date was then crossed out and April 23 substituted.