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The enclosed returns were received the last evening and this morning. I have the honor to be most respectfully your Excellencys most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. William Heath, 13 Dec. 1776. On 21 Dec. GW wrote to Heath : “I have been favoured with yours of the 13th Instt.”
From the advanced season of the year, I beg leave to submit to your excellency’s consideration whether it is not time to take some measures for procuring a supply of fuel for the garrison of West-point the approaching winter. Any mode which your excellency may think proper to direct, shall be carried into execution. I have the honor to be, With the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s Most...
The Enclosed came to hand a few minutes Since from Colonel Olney, having several Letters in my hand I broke the Seal of one of them, before I found my mistake that it was not addressd to me, I beg your Excellency’s Pardon for this inadvertence and assure myself your goodness will excuse it. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys Most Obed. Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
The enclosed News paper came to hand the last evening, altho it is not of a very late date but the latest I have received. I have the honor to be with the highest respect your Excellencys most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
To accommodate the officers of the 2nd Massachusetts Regiment, I have this day consented that Lieut. Joshua Danforth should be paymaster to the regiment in the room of Lieut. Storer and that Lieut. Ames take the place of Lieut. Crock of the Same Regiment, have mentioned it in my orders of this day, and hope your Excellencys approbation, I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your...
Enclosed is Just come to hand with the person who was Sent up a few Days Since a Deserter from the Enemy on their late excursion to Haverstraw. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys most Obedt Sert MHi : Heath Papers.
I am just informed by express from Fish kill that Counte Chatilieux arrived there from the Eastward Yesterday afternoon. He will be here this day and I apprehend will proceed to Head quarters this afternoon, or to morrow. Every thing Respecting the grand forage has gone on very well hitherto. The Troops are now crossing the Ferry. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect Your...
Letter not found : from William Heath, 10 Aug. 1779. On 10 Aug., GW wrote Heath: “I have to acknowlege your favor of this day with its inclosure to your address from Gen: Nixon.”
The enclosed newspaper, letters, &c. I have received from Captain Pray, this morning. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found : from William Heath, 29 Sept. 1779. On this date, GW wrote Heath: “I have been favd with yours of this date.”
Letter not found : from William Heath, 17 Sept. 1779. On 18 Sept., GW wrote Heath: “I have your favors of the 14th & 17th.”
The last evening I was honored with yours of yesterday Shall attend to its Injunctions. a quantity of Flour has Just arrived which has relieved us from great distress. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys most obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I arrived here yesterday after noon, shall proceed to the army the moment I can pack up my papers Baggage &c. and the Quarter Master can furnish me with waggons to receive and transport them. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I do myself the honor to Transmit Intelligence received about Ten oClock the last night from Brigr Genl Parsons. I have the honor to be very respectfully your Excellencys Most Obedient Servt W. Heath P.S. No report this morning. ADfS , MHi : Heath Papers. The enclosure has not been identified.
Enclosed is a New York paper of the 2—the latest I have received. Major Knap, who now commands on the lines, writes me that the enemy have sent up a number of field-pieces to the north end of York island—and that the 17 light dragoons continue towards Kingsbridge—that some are of opinion the enemy intend an excursion to some part of the lines. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect,...
The enclosed is this moment put into my hand. While your Excellency is with the army, I think it improper for me to grant warrants impress—I therefore beg leave to submit the necessity of an impress warrant being granted for the purposes within mentioned. The case, most certainly, is very urgent. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant, DNA :...
I have been honored with yours of the 17th covering several queries, &c.—copy of the queries I have given to major-general Howe and brigadier-general Paterson; should have done the same to baron de Steuben, but he left West-point yesterday afternoon. If your Excellency should not communicate the queries to him before his return I will do it afterwards. I will also state to, and obtain the...
I was honoured with yours of the 22nd last evening—wrote major Ashley to order mr Darking to return immediately within the enemy’s lines, and have written brigadier-general Birch on the subject, conformably to your excellency’s directions. The letter from governor Livingston to general sir Guy Carleton has been forwarded to Dobbs’s ferry. The enclosed from captain Pray was received this...
Letter not found : from William Heath, 2 Sept. 1779. On 2 Sept., GW wrote Heath: “When yours of this morning came to Head Quarters, I was from home.”
I was yesterday honored with yours of the 7th—Major Keith has requested that his trial may not commence until general Paterson returns, which will probably be eight or ten days. I believe captain Dorrence will decline superintending the general hospital. I have desired general Huntington to ascertain the matter fully. I have the honor to be, With the greatest respect, Your excellency’s Most...
It appearing by letters which have passed between lieutenant colonel Ezra Newhall of the 4. Massachusetts regiment and captain Bowman of the 5., regiment that the latter consents that the arrest which has been served on the former in consequence of charges exhibited by him, should be withdrawn—In consequence whereof we beg leave to submit to your excellency the withdrawing the arrest...
I am honored with another of your Letters of this date, have ordered one Travelling Forge from each Division of this army, (Three in the Whole) with the Horses, drivers, and one workman to each Forge, to be immediately detached and sent to Kings ferry, there to take the orders of the Adjutant General. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencies most Obedient Servant DNA...
I forward One Henry Miers a German who came here this morning Sais he was Docters mate to the Prince Hereditarys Regiment of German Troops. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys most obedt Sert MHi : Heath Papers.
I was last evening honored with yours of the 13th to which I shall pay strict attention. Enclosed your Excellency will find the Warrant for the execution of Gaylord, with the return of the Officer thereon—and two New York papers which came to hand the last evening——It appears by one of the papers that two british regiments have embarked at Charlestown for Jamaica. I have the honor to be With...
The night before last I was honored with yours of the 11th instant. Enclosed is a return of the officers who were deranged on the late reforme of the Massachusetts regiments. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I forward a German Docter, Surgeons mate, to the Regt Young Losbergh who lately deserted the Regiment, and came here the last evening. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys most obed. Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I have been honored with yours of the 7th and have sent orders to Capt. Welles to relieve the Garrison of the Block house at Dobbs ferry, agreeable to your directions. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant P.S. I am this moment honored with yours of the 9th to which I shall shortly attend. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The enclosed news-paper came to hand the last evening. The officer commanding the water guards writes me, "All accounts agree that there is the greatest preparation in New York for some movement—the Confederacy is arrived in New York—is thought to be one of the finest ships in their navy." I have been much indisposed this day or two past—but hope I shall shake it off. I have the honor to be...
I was the last evening honored with yours of the 3d which puts a stop to my going down the river conformably to your excellency’s former instructions. The enclosed came to hand this morning. I have the honor to be, With the highest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant, DLC : Papers of George Washington.
By this same conveyance Your Excellency will receive a letter from Governor Trumbull giving an account of the wanton conduct of the Enemy in their late attack on New London. The Enemy for some days have had a number of Troops embarked at New York. They had not sailed on Wednesday evening. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant DLC : Papers of...
Since writing in the morning Colonel Greaton has Sent up Six Prisoners of war taken by a party of Colo. Daytons Regt at or near Staten Island Some days Since, I enclose two News papers Just come to Hand the latest I have received. I have the honor to be with the highest respect your Excellencys most Obed. Servant MHi : Heath Papers.
Letter not found : from William Heath, 16 Oct. 1779. On this date, GW’s secretary Robert Hanson Harrison wrote Heath: “I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter to His Excellency of this Evening. The General approves of the measures you have taken, in consequence of the movements of the Enemy, and thinks nothing more can be necessary upon the occasion” ( MHi : Heath Papers).
Letter not found: from Brig. Gen. William Heath, 21 Sept. 1776. On this date William Grayson wrote to Heath: “In answer to your letter of this date, I am commanded by his Excy to inform you that he thinks it expedient that an officer with about twenty five men should be immediately sent to Dobbs ferry; and that the Pensylvany troops under your command should be marched directly for this place;...
Letter not found : from William Heath, 14 Sept. 1779. On 18 Sept., GW wrote Heath: “I have your favors of the 14th & 17th.”
This will be presented by Lieut. Jackson of the 2d Dragoons, who has escorted up the Prisoners taken by Major Talmadge in Fort St George on Long Island, on the morning of the 23d inst. Lieut. Jackson will also present your Excellency the Colours of the Fort. The Massachusetts & Connecticutt Lines arrived the last Evening. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect Your Excellencys Most...
The enclosed from major Ashley, I received at two o’clock this morning. I have written to the major to detain the flag until he receives your excellency’s directions for further proceedure. I enclose two New York papers—one of the 19th the other of the 20th instant. I have the honor to be With the highest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant, DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. William Heath, 21 Nov. 1779 . GW wrote Heath on 22 Nov.: “I received your favor of the 21st last night.”
Lieutenant Eli Parker of the Massachusetts line, who has been doing duty as a third officer of a company in the 7th regiment, is to be transfered to the 6th regiment, where a vacancy is open for him, to which he is entitled, and where he will do duty as second officer in the company. Shall the transference take place accordingly? I have the honor to be With the highest respect, Your...
Letter not found : from William Heath, 21 Oct. 1779. On 21 Oct., GW wrote to Bridadier General Duportail and Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton: “I received a Letter from Major General Heath of which the following is a Copy. ‘I now have the pleasure to acquaint your Excellency that the Enemy have left both points having burnt & destroyed their Works.’ Mandevilles Octr 21—1779 4 OClock P.M. ”
Some officers in the 3d Massachusetts brigade wish to send to Philadelphia for the money due them on mr Peirce’s notes—A surgeon of one of the regiments who has a horse, will go immediately if your excellency will grant permission. As the officers are in great want of their money, I beg leave to request your permission for the surgeon to go, which will take but a few days—a mate is with the...
I arrived at Mr Mandeville’s the last Evening, intended this day to have continued my journey for Head quarters; but crossing over to this place this morning to speak with General Greene, had the honor to receive your Excellency’s Commands of the 14th instant, to which I shall endeavor to pay strict attention. I have the honor to be With the greatest Respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient...
I am this moment informed by colonel Hughes, that all the medicine, except seven barrels of sulphur and five cask of other medicine, are gone on for Philadelphia, so that any fresh order for retaining any more of it here, can now answer no purpose. Such as are wanted must be brought back from Philadelphia. I have the honor to be With the highest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient...
I am this moment honored with yours of the 13th Instant with one enclosed for the Honble Mr Bowdoin, which agreable to your direction shall be forwarded immediately by Express. We have no news in this Quarter except puffing accounts in the New York Papers of their Successes and our losses at the Southward which we are loath to believe. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your...
I will thank you for a copy of the instructions given to major-general McDougdale when you assigned him to the command of Westpoint, if any of a particular nature were given—and for information, of any powers more than usual in similar cases have been delegated to him. I am sorry to trouble your Excellency with this request, but am constrained to do it, and beg your answer as may be...
I am honored with yours of yesterday, have written Major General Parson, if possible to compleat a Battalion and forward them to Join Major General Howe and doubt not but it will be effected. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys most Obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I am this moment honored with yours of the 26th instant, and have given orders for a guard to be detached and put in motion with all possible despatch, agreeable to your directions—hope they will arrive in season. I have the honor to be With the highest respect, Your Excellencys Most obedient servant, DLC : Papers of George Washington.
A little before one o’Clock this morning an express arrived here from newport with advice that yesterday afternoon the long expected fleet of our illustrious ally appeared off that place that the Signals were all made and the fleet standing in to the harbour when he was sent off. I thought it my duty to give your Excellency this instant notice. As soon as a particular account can be obtained...
Enclosed are the proceedings of a General Court Martial on Capt. Williams Brigade Major of the 2nd—Massachusetts Brigade. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys most Obed. Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I take the Liberty to inclose a Letter from Colo. Saml Drake and wish your Opinion and direction in this and on like occasions I have written Colo. Drake that the applications for ammunition from the militia, are so frequent, and large that I cannot grant them, without your Excellency s opinion and direction and beg leave to submit the matter accordingly. I have the honor to be with the...