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I recd your favor of the 5th Inst. In consequence of the resolution of Congress of the 2d Inst. directing your legion to South Carolina “to act under the command of Major Genl Lincoln, or the commanding officer of the Southern department” I have ordered the Infantry of your corps which were stationed at the Minisink to march immediately to Lancaster in Pennsylvania. You will be pleased to...
The Scarcity of Forage in this State, renders it absolutely necessary to remove the Cavalry of your Legion—as well as all the horses belonging to it, that are not indispensibly necessary for the Duty of Officers and the ordinary occasions of drawing fuel &ca. The Quarter Master recommends the Counties of Kent and Sussex as the best place for them to be quartered during the Winter—You will...
I had the pleasure of receiving yours by Capt. Le Brun—at this place. The spare ammunition of the Army having gone on with the park of Artillery to Pluckemin I have given an order to have a proper supply sent on from thence. I have likewise given an order upon the Cloathier General for one hundred shirts—We have already made a distribution of what Blankets were upon hand. The Board of War are...
In the inclosed letter, you will find an answer—to yours by Col. Kolkowski; since writing which I am favoured with yours of the 22d —I shall only add to what I have already said on the subject, that you will keep your cavalry as near as you can to the place first pointed out, consistent with a proper supply of forage and subsistence without too much distressing the already distressed...
Your favour of the 15th by Count Kolkowski, I received a few days since—If I have a right idea of your situation at Rosecrantz it will fulfil the object intended. Coles Fort appeared a good position for covering a considerable part of the frontier; but any place in the vicinity of it, will answer the purpose as well; and as the circumstances you mention, make that particular spot inconvenient...
Your favr of the 6th was delivered to me at Fishkill by Mr Gerard. I am sorry your indisposition deprived me of the pleasure of seeing yourself. Upon consulting Govr Clinton, of the State of New York, upon a position, in which your Corps can be employed to advantage, and at the same time be plentifully subsisted in the Article of Forage, he advises the Minisink settlement upon Delaware. You...
You are to proceed immediately upon the Rect of this with your whole Corps both Horse and Foot and put yourself under the command of Major General Lord Stirling, who will be in the neighbourhood of paramus. As the Enemy are out in considerable force in Jersey, near Hackinsack, you will make particular enquiry of their situation as you advance, lest you should fall in with their parties. I am...
I have been favoured with your Letter of the 15 Inst. by Monsr Segond. I think it will be proper for you to join the Army with your Corps, as there yet remain more than Two months in which the Enemy may operate in the Field; However, you are not to proceed with it till you receive orders from Congress or the Board of War for the purpose. If Congress or the Board of War direct you to join the...
Captn Welpper of the invalid corps has lodged a complaint of a very serious nature against the conduct of some of the soldiers under your command He informs me that they have abused a sergeant of a guard and a prisoner under his care—countenanced by a Mr Copetch —I desire that this mutinous disposition may be immediately inquired into—and if as represented, properly punished, and measures...
I am exceedingly concerned to learn that you are acting contrarily both to a positive Resolve of Congress and my express orders, in engaging British prisoners for your Legionary Corps—When Congress refered you to me on the subject of its composition, to facilitate your raising it I gave you leave to enlist one third deserters in the foot, and was induced to do even that from your assuring me...