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Upon getting home I found the inclosed from Genl Reed. I therefore desire you will immediately form a detatchment of at least fifty Horse of which part are to be Colo. Moylans in their Red Uniforms, which will serve to deceive both the Enemy and Country people. I can give you no better directions than what are contained in Genl Reeds letter for the Rout that the party is to take, I only...
I am sorry to find that the liberty I granted to the light dragoons of impressing horses near the enemy’s lines has been most horribly abused and perverted into a mere plundering scheme. I intended nothing more than that the horses belonging to the disaffected, in the neighbourhood of the British army, should be taken for the use of the dismounted dragoons, and expected, that they would be...
Instructions for Brigadr General Count Pulaski You are to march the body of the Cavalry into Winter Quarters at Trenton where you are to take the most effectual means for putting both men and horses in condition to act with vigour in the ensuing Campaign notwithstanding your distance from the Enemy and the apparent improbability of their forming any Enterprize against you—some degree of...
Your Letter of the 9th Instant was deliver’d to me yesterday—and I immediately acquainted the Forage Master General with such parts of it as related to his Department—if proper Magazines for the Subsistence of the Cavalry cannot be formed at Trenton, this is an insurmountable obstacle to their quartering there, and they must of necessity be removed to Flemingtown or some other convenient place...
I have received your two Letters of 20th and 25th Jany. the latter was communicated to the Forage Master, whose answer you will find annex’d —I can only repeat what has been already written on the subject, that if the Cavalry can procure a sufficiency of forage at the quarters first assigned them, that Situation is to be prefer’d—otherwise they must undoubtedly retire to the nearest place...
I have received your two Letters of 29th and 31st of last month; the forming any considerable Deposit of Forage at Trenton, while you have so small a Force to protect it does not appear to me advisable, as the Enemy may with the greatest facility destroy it. My approbation of Capt. Craigs appointment was signified in my last Letter; I cannot at any rate consent to your giving Mr Zelienski the...
I have received your Letter of the 10th Inst. with a Schedule of expences for clothing and equipping the Cavalry—and have submitted them to the consideration of the Committee of Congress—these Gentlemen will by no means consent to a Plan which appears to them so extraordinarily expensive; as each Colonel has undertaken to provide for his own Regiment, and the Lance men are to be draughted, the...
I have received your Letter of the 27th Ulto and in answer to your question respecting the right of command in Officers of equal rank in the Infantry and Cavalry, I am to inform you that there is no other preeminence in our Service than what arises from Seniority; The Officer whose Commission is of prior date commands all those of the same grade indiscriminately whether of horse or foot. You...
This will be delivered to you by Monsieur de Pontieres, to whom Congress has been pleased to grant the brevet of Captain in the Cavalry; this you will observe gives no title to rank or promotion in the line —you are therefore to consider him merely as an Officer à la suite, and to employ him in such way as will be most likely to conduce to the good of the Service. I am Sir Your humble Servt....
I have received your favor of the 28th Ulto informing me that you were proceeding with a part of Blands Regiment to join General Wayne; you will have received my instructions relative to the Service which you are to render. Your intention to resign is founded on reasons which I presume make you think the measure necessary—I can only say therefore that it will always give me pleasure to bear...