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You will on Receipt hereof give Orders to the Officers of the Battalion of which you are Lieutenant Colonel to Join their Respective Companies which if you do not find Compleat Let an Officer from each go on the Recruiting Service & if in want of Arms you must apply to the Committee of safety to procure them for you if Possible—There are four Companies Belonging to your Regiment now Stationd...
I arrived here the 9th: Instant but did not take the Command till today, as Colo: Nicol did not think himself releived before. These Garrisons, are at present in a most deplorable Situation, as Your Excellency may Observe by the inclosed Returns. We are also much in want of an Infirmary as the sick, and well, are Obliged to Huddle together in the same Rooms the Commissioners desired me to...
I am induced to trouble Your Excellency with this Letter, lest You Should be deceived by the Information I Gave You with respect to the Depth of the River Opposite this Fort which was very Erronious: Oweing intirely to want of Recollection in the Gentleman fr⟨om⟩ who I had my Information he had tak⟨en⟩ its depth but had forgot it. I have since Sounded it and found it to be 28. 31. & 32 Fathoms...
I Received an answer to the Letter I wrote Your Excellency on the fourteenth of May Last, yesterday, Dated the Nineteenth of May by a Sloop from Albany. Since my Last returns we have Received Ninety five Arms from Dutchess County, and the Manor of Livingston, most of them out of repair: Permit me once more to represent to your Excellency the Necessity of Workmen to repair the Arms in these...
The enclosed is the Proceedings of the Court, Mentioned in a Letter given Captn Childs for your Excellency. I have since I wrote ⟨it⟩ learnt that the pay Rolls which I have had inclosed are ⟨not made⟩ out as they ought to be. I will draw them ⟨a⟩new and bring them with Me on Monday as I just received Your orders by Coll Clinton & Majr Schuyler the Coll has just left us and desires I will stay...
The inclosed is a true State of the three detatched Companies of Colonel Clintons Regiment Stationed at the East End of Long Island we have two Feild Peices Mounted on Feild Carriages but no Ammunition for them If we had a supply of that Article also Ladles Rammers and Worms for them I fancy they would be of Service to us if the Enemy Should ever take it in their Heads to visit us. the...
On Thursday Last I received an Express from Captain Davis Stationed at Montauk Point notifying me, that he had discovered three saild of the Enemy making for the Point, that they had hoisted out their Boats to the Number of ten or twelve he susspected with design to land and Carry off Stock: After giveing the orders I thought necessary to Captains Roe, and Griffin, I set out for the Point, On...
I have since I wrote to You Yesterday received by Express an Account which may be depended upon that General Woodhull was taken a Prisoner by our Enemies on wednesday Last. Their Troop of Horse is considerd by the Inhabitants to the westward of Huntington as an insurmountable Obstacle to their ever Obtaining their freedom independant of Great Brittain, many have been prevaild with by the...
In answer to both your favours just receivd by Lieut. Smith I can only say, that circumstanced as we both are at present it is not in my power to give you any other instructions for your Conduct than that you pursue every step which shall appear to you necessary & judicious for annoying & harrassing the Enemy, & to prevent their forraging, & while those measures are in any degree effectual I...
Since my last by Lieutenant Smith I have been able to collect no assisstance, the Malitia of Southold about one Hundred and fifty in number deserted me at the River Head on my way to Huntington haveing heard that long Island was given up to the Enemy, Colonel Mulford was gathering the Malitia of South and East Hampton when this Report (industriously Circulated by our Enemies) was spread among...