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I flattered myself that I should never again be under the necessity of trespassing upon the public spirit of your State by calling for another supply of Militia; but such has been the unaccountable delay in the recruiting of the Continental Battalions, chiefly owing to the long time that unhappily elapsed before the Officers were appointed, that I see no prospect of keeping the Field, till the...
2052[Diary entry: 29 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
29. Warm with some appearances of Rain but none fell.
I am informed by Colonel Malcom in a letter of the 25th in[s]tant of your arrival and that you were to take the command of the new corps. He has declined the service. It appears from his letter that the officers and men are dissatisfied in their present situation—the latter in particular have expressed a desire to be distributed among the regiments belonging to the States where they have been...
Your Letter to me of April last was transmitted to the War Office to be laid before Congress for their Order. Inclosed is the Report of the Secretary at War thereon, from whence it appears that no promotion has taken place, nor Liberty granted for your retiring. It not being in my power to permit your Absence any longer, I have to request that you immediately return to your Duty in the Army, &...
The Book you will herewith receive contains the Journals and proceedings of Congress for the year 1776. Among these—and agreable to the pages marked below, you will find all the Resolutions that I am possessed of, respecting the Regiments and Officers of Artillery now in Camp—and also the establishment of the Army for 1777. I have the Honor to be with great respect and esteem Genn Yr Most...
Passaic Falls [ New Jersey ] November 20, 1780 . Discusses problems involved in exchanging prisoners with Great Britain. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
2057[August 1781] (Washington Papers)
1st. By this date all my Boats were ready—viz.—One hundred New ones at Albany (constructed under the direction of Genel. Schuyler) and the like number at Wappings Creek by the Qr. Mr. Genl.; besides old ones which have been repaired. My heavy ordnance & Stores from the Eastward had also come on to the North Rivr. and every thing would have been in perfect readiness to commense the operation...
I have received information which though not official—I deem authentic, that some of the states have taken up the measure of augmenting their batalions by a draft on a less extensive footing than was urged in your circular letter of the 25th of May. Though I wish to pay in every instance implicit deference to the determinations of the respective states, I think it my duty in the present...
You may be assured that nothing would give me greater pleasure than to interest myself in a matter which concerned you or your friend, could I do it with propriety, but, unfortunately, the request which you make cannot, from the present circumstances of Affairs, be complied with by me. As I have never had the least correspondence with Don Galvez or any of the spanish Commanders, except a...
2060General Orders, 12 November 1779 (Washington Papers)
Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
2061General Orders, 26 September 1782 (Washington Papers)
For the Day tomorrow Colonel Vose Lieutenant Colonel Grosvenor Brigade Major Smith Brigade Quarter Master Tuckerman, For duty tomorrow the 4th Connecticut & 1st Massa. Regiment. Ezra Pasco a Soldier of the 2d Massa. Regiment tried by the General Court martial of which Col. Cortlandt is president for Deserting from Guard is found guilty of breach of Article 1st Section 6th of the rules and...
Your Excellency’s favor of the 18th ulto came to Head Quarters during my visit to Count de Rochambeau at Newport from whence I only returned two days ago. You may be assured that every attention shall be paid to the Exchange of Colo. Marbury in his due turn, more than that I cannot promise without deviating from a Rule of conduct which I myself had ever observed and which has lately been...
I have been honoured with Your Letters of the 7th & 10th Instant. With respect to the matters submitted by the first—The Commissary General of Military Stores has certainly a right to direct in every thing relative to the execution of the public works, under his care—and every Officer stationed at the Laboratories is bound so far, to follow his directions. The rank of Lieut. Colonel which he...
Letter not found: to Brig. Gen. Hugh Mercer, 18 Aug. 1776. In a letter to GW of 19 Aug. , Mercer refers to “your Excellencys Letter of yesterday.”
2065General Orders, 23 February 1776 (Washington Papers)
Lieut. Thos Cummings tried at a Genl Court Martial for “behaving in a scandalous and infamous manner, unbecoming the Character of an Officer and Gentleman”—is sentenced to be cashiered—The General approves the sentence and orders it to take place immediately. The General also confirms the sentence upon James McCormick of Capt. Farrington’s Company, in Col. sergeants Regiment, and commands the...
I have safely received your favor of yesterday Morning, about an hour ago. Before the arrival of your Letter, I had not received any particulars of the fleet lately arrived at N. York, but expect minute Accts every instant; I shall comply with your request; as it is my most earnest desire by comparing all the different intelligences to ascertain the state of Matters among the Enemy, with the...
Should a co-operation with the French fleet take place, it will be indispensible to our measures to have in stock a considerable quantity of good ship-bread, and a much larger quantity of rum than usual. You will however, and at all events, turn your immediate attention to these two objects; so as to have in readiness, and as soon as possible, such quantities of these articles, as from your...
Your favor of the 8th Instant reached me last Evening and I sincerely hope this will meet you returning successfull from your Expedition. Inclosed is the Warrant you desired, empowering you to impress the Horses & Sleighs necessary for your purpose. with esteem I am Dear Sir Your very Obedt Servt NNPM .
2069General Orders, 20 October 1782 (Washington Papers)
For duty tomorrow Brigadier Genl Patterson Colonel Ogden Lt Colonel Olney Brigade Major Cox Qr Master from 2d Connectt. brigade For duty tomrrow 5th Connecticut & 9th Massa. regiments. The 1st York regiment to relieve the men on duty at Stoney point and Kakiat from the 2d Massa. regiment tomorrow. All Warrants or Certificates for Commissions from their respective States, of which officers are...
2070General Orders, 25 January 1779 (Washington Papers)
Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
Intelligence has been sent me by a Gentleman living near the enemy’s lines, and who has an opportunity of knowing what passes among them, that four parties had been sent out with orders to take or assasinate Your Excellency—Governor Clinton—Me and a fourth person, name not known. I cannot say that I am under apprehension on account of the latter, but I have no doubt they would execute the...
2072[Diary entry: 30 May 1780] (Washington Papers)
30th. Warm with appearances of Rain but none fell here but little wind & that at So. or So. West.
I yesterday received the favor of your Letter of the 9th with Its several Inclosures and am extremely happy that your Honbe Body had anticipated my recommendation by resolving on an Augmentation of Six hundred men to the Garrisons in the Highlands—the Importance of those posts demands the utmost attention, and every exertion to maintain them. The Vessels for the removal of the Sick are not yet...
2074[Diary entry: 19 June 1775] (Washington Papers)
19. Dined at Colo. Rieds. Spent the Evening at Mr. Lynch’s. Thomas Lynch, Sr. (1727–1776), a South Carolina planter, was a member of the Continental Congress 1774–76. He had served for many years in the South Carolina legislature and was a member of the Stamp Act Congress in 1765. Silas Deane, a Massachusetts delegate for Congress, wrote that Lynch was “plain, sensible, above ceremony, and...
2075General Orders, 3 September 1780 (Washington Papers)
For the day tomorrow Brigadier General Nixon Colonel M. Jackson Lieutenant Colonel Sumner Brigade Major Moore For Guard Major Knapp. A Captain of the day to be appointed in each division part of whose duty it shall be to visit the camp guard of the division to which he belongs; The old and new Captains of the day will attend the Grand Parade at Guard mounting where the former will deliver...
You will proceed with all convenient dispatch to the Camp of the Marqs de la Fayette in Virginia, and receive further orders from Genl Duportail or the Marquis. You will let your rout be by Christiana bridge—the head of Elk—the lower ferry on Susquehanna—Baltimore—Elk ridge landing—Bladensburg—& George Town—From George Town you will go by the best waggon Road to Fredericksburg by Falmouth...
It is with inexpressible concern, I make the followg Report to your Excellency. Two Days ago, anonymous papers were circulated in the Army, requesting a general Meeting of the Officers on the next Day—A Copy of one of these papers is inclosed—No. 1. About the same Time, another anonymous paper purporting to be an Address to the Officers of the Army, was handed about in a clandestine manner: a...
I have recd your favr of the 22d inclosing a letter from Colo. Malcom—If there should be such a surplus of Cattle as to enable you to spare any for Fort schuyler, it will be very agreeable to me, as my first Wish is to have that post supplied and secured. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt and hble Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
General Howe’s Quarters, Robinson’s [ New York ] July 30, 1780 . Asks Clinton to attend an interview. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
It would give me much pleasure in answering your letter of this date, if I could deliver such an opinion as would perfectly accord with the wishes of yourself, and the Gentn who are had in contemplation as Assistant Inspectors—But despairing of this, I shall submit such an one as candor, and a desire of information may require. My opinion has uniformly been that throwing the Inspectorate &...