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I have Receivd a Letter which I Supose came From Mr J. C. by the Hand of the Gentlemen Expected, who says he is going to Head Quarters in the morning to see about the Sheep that were brought off from Puding Point which I have wrote to the adjutant General about. I am informed by a person that had it from the Pilots Mouth this day that the Ships that come in yesterday Brought 2000 Sheep and...
Your Excellencys known Character for Candor, & humanity, has encouraged me to take the liberty of troubling you with this letter, & as I am certain you must be much engaged at present, will be as Concise as possible. I was made an Ensign in the 16th Regt in—59, a Lieut. in—65 & sold out in—71, since which time I have lived in Annapolis, N: Scotia, on a farm, which, with a small stock on it,...
Sir: I am informed that Captain Oldien , or some other person, has stopped the baggage of the officers taken at Machias , as a compensation for some expense incurred, which the General Court did not think proper to allow him. A procedure of this kind would, in my opinion, much dishonour the American arms, and be attended with very disagreeable consequences. I trust therefore, Sir, that the...
LS : Library of Congress The Committee of Safety for this City and Province, being informed on saturday last, that a Ship from Cork had come up to Gloucester with some passengers, Officers of the Ministerial Army, and a Quantity of Cloathing for that Army at Boston, immediately sent down Capt: Bradford with thirty Men to take those Officers prisoners, and at the same time an Armed Boat, to...
375General Orders, 17 August 1775 (Washington Papers)
Thomas Chase Esqr. is to continue to do duty as Major of Brigade, to Brigadier General Thomas’s Brigade. Mr Ezekiel Cheever is appointed Commissary of Artillery stores—The Qr Mr General, Commissary General and Commissary of Artillery; are to make exact Returns of all the Stores, Provisions and Necessaries of every kind, within their several departments: and they are to lose no time, in...
The Men of wars men I mentioned in my letter of Last Night have come to Noddles Island again and are now throwing up a Small Brest work almost against the Ferry ways[.] Shoul be glad to anoy them if Possable But have not the Materials. Inclosd are the Observations. I am your Excellencys most obediant Humbe Servnt I must Inform your Excellency I am Very unwell Scercly able to Set up. ALS ,...
The Committee of Safety for this City & Province, being informed on saturday last, that a Ship from Cork had come up to Gloucester with some passengers, Officers of the Ministerial Army, and a quantity of Cloathing for that Army at Boston, immediately sent down Capt. Bradford with thirty Men to take those officers prisoners, and at the same time an Armed Boat, to bring up the Cloathing, both...
I send you a prisoner who calls himself Terry Owen—he says he swam from Boston to Dorchester last night—His account of himself has been contradictory, and by Papers found with him which are sent by the Guards, it appears he has been engaged in the Service of the Enemy. From your Excellency’s Obedient and very humble Servant LS , M-Ar : Revolution Letters.
Letter not found: to Lund Washington, 17 Aug. 1775. In a letter of 15 Oct. 1775 to GW , Lund Washington referred to GW’s letter of “Augst 17th.”
380General Orders, 18 August 1775 (Washington Papers)
John Conner of Capt. Olivers Company, Col. Doolittles Regiment, tried at a General Court Martial for “stealing a Cheese,” the property of Richd Cornell; is found guilty of the Charge and adjudged to receive thirty-nine Lashes upon his bare back. The General approves the Sentence, and orders it to be executed at the relieving the main guard; at the head of the two Guards. Joseph Matthews of...