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I am favoured with yours of yesterday. As it is my wish to cut off the intercourse with Phila. as effectually as possible, I desire that no passes may be granted by you to any persons upon any pretence whatsoever; and that you will do all in your power to apprehend those who attempt to go into the City with marketting. There is no way so likely to put a total stop to this practice as making an...
With the Regiment you command & what Baggage you think is absolutely necessary, you are immediately to proceed to Bristol Cross the Deleware at that place & continue your Route to Red Bank, this March should be perform’d with the utmost Secrecy & under pretence of Covering the Stores at Bristol untill you arrive at that place as the Enemy might endeaver to Intercept you should your Route be...
I have received your favour of the 6th instant, transmitting me your observations on the state of American affairs, and the part that France is interested by the motives of good Policy to act in consequence of it. Your reflections appear to me extremely judicious and well founded; and prove that you have made a good use of your time, in collecting the information necessary to regulate your...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 19, 1777. Discusses advantages of an overt declaration of war by France. Corrects error in estimate of British losses at Danbury, Connecticut. Questions purpose of General William Howe’s recent moves. Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Charles François Adrien le Paulnier, Chevalier d’Annemours, was...
Mrs Washington informs me that you have been kind enough to offer her a recipe for the Colic—She has had a very distressing Night with it, which must be my apology for the trouble I now give you in applying for it. I have the honor to be with great respect Madam Yr Most Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Soon after I reached my present quarters at New Windsor I desired Majr Gibbs to send for my Sleigh & some other articles which he told me you had been obliging enough to take charge of for me when the Campaign opened last Summer—having heard, nor seen neither of them yet the presumption is that the letter either miscarried, or that there has been some inattention in the Q. Master at Morris...
My Lord Sterling Complains, & so justly, of the want of Tents, & the Baggage belonging to his Brigade that I would have you enquire particularly into the matter and endeavour to have it sent on to the sevl Regiments now suffering at the White Plains for want of it. Tell Genl Mifflin & Colo: Reed (in short let the Genl Officers below know) that some expedient must be fallen upon to bring off...
I recd yours of the 2d Inst. from Baltimore. In Answer to which I have only to desire you to call upon all your Officers who are upon recruiting Service, to exert themselves as much as possible in filling their Companies, and sending their Recruits forward to some general place of Rendezvous that they may be armed equipped and got into service with as much Expedition as possible. As you and...
You will proceed immediately with Col. Hazen’s Regt to Albany, and put yourself under the Orders of Brigadr Genl Clinton. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt. P.S. Be pleased to deliver to Genl Clinton, the Letter forwarded herewith. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
After your having been so long absent (by permission) while the Regt was at a distance, I cannot but express my surprize that you have not joined the Corps since it has arrived so near to you as its present Cantonment; and at the same time I find myself under the necessity of directing that you forthwith repair to, & remain with the Regt to which You belong. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt. DLC...
The almost daily complaints of the severities exercised towards the American Marine prisoners in New York, have induced the Honble the Congress of the United States to direct me to remonstrate to the Commanding Officer of his Britannic Majesty’s Ships of War in that Harbour, upon the subject, and to report to them his answer—The principal Complaint now is, the inadequacy of the room in the...
I expect a suit in Chancery will be instituted against me in Fairfax Court, as Surviving Executor of the late Colo. Thomas Colvill, by Major Moody, for obtaining a Settlement of Accounts and a Deed of Conveyance for a piece of Land which the late Captain West who was a joint Executor, and myself sold him some years ago. It is probable the Executors of Captain West will be made parties. The...
It is of the utmost importance to prevent the Enemy’s Land Forces and Fleet from forming a junction, which it is almost morally certain they will attempt by seizing on Fort Island below Philadelphia, if it is possible, and thereby gain the Navigation of the Delaware by weighing and removing the Chivaux Defrize, which have been sunk for that purpose. This Post—(Fort Island) if maintained will...
Quibbletown [ New Jersey ] June 25, 1777. Grants permission for Baron d’Arendt to visit Philadelphia and advises D’Arendt to consult Congress on plan for Prussian treaty. LS , in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. Henry Leonard Philip, Baron d’Arendt, commander of the German Battalion at Quibbletown.
I am just now favd with yours of this date and am sorry that you laboured under any mistake on accot of there being two Officers of the name of Green. Colo. Christopher Green of Rhode Island is to command at Red Bank and Lt Colo. Jno. Green of Virginia is to go into Fort Mifflin with the detatchment under his command. I have no Blank Commissions with me and am therefore obliged to send you a...
Mr Hamilton has informed me of your request to be permitted to go to Philadelphia; and, though at this season Gentlemen at the head of regiments can very ill be spared, yet the reason on which your request is founded is of such a nature that it is impossible I should refuse to comply with it—I hope, however, and doubt not you will return to camp as soon as circumstances will permit, for you...
Being recovered from the indisposition under which you lately laboured, you are to proceed immediately to Fort Mifflin on Mud Island and to take the command of the Troops there and those which may be sent. I shall not prescribe any particular line for your conduct, because I repose the utmost confidence in your bravery knowledge and Judgment; and because the mode of defence must depend on a...
I am glad to find by your letter of the 28th Ulto that your health is so far reestablished as to allow of your returning to active duty—at the same time it gives me concern to be informed that you have any disinclination to rejoin your Regiment, and the rather as I have no prospect of your being otherwise employed—It remains with you to determine whether the differences which you have had with...
Col. Hamilton delivered me your letter of [ ]. It is with pleasure I declare to you that I have the most favourable opinion of your conduct and services, particularly in the course of the last campaign in which circumstances enabled you to be more active and useful —But notwithstanding this, so far from recommending the promotion you desire I confess to you with frankness, I should be...
The complain[t]s of your corps dayly increase—You will immediately on receipt of this send it off under the Officer next in Command—to Join Colo. Moylan at or near Bedford. Yourself will remain with the Witness you have to attend a Court Martial which will sit tomorrow morning at 10 oClock. at New Windsor. Your most Obd. Df , in Caleb Gibbs’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . For...
You will proceed with your corps to Monmouth County and take such a station as will best accommodate your men and horses and enable you to communicate with Major Lee for the purposes of mutual security, covering the country and preventing all intercourse between the inhabitants and the enemy. As your corps has been upon very active and severe duty during the campaign, I do not require that...
I have received your two letters of the 4th and fifth. Inclosed you will find a letter to the Board of War, recommending the incorporation of your corps with the late Pulaski’s including the troop command⟨ed⟩ by Capt. Bedkin. I do not unite the Marechaussee, because that corps is destined for a particular service, to which it will be altogether applied in the course of the next campaign, nor...
You will without delay march your corps towards Bedford, to join the troops at or near that place under the command of Colonel Moylan. You are not for the present to go with the corps yourself, but to send it with the officer next in command, as there is a complaint of a serious nature against you made by Mr Vandeburgh a very respectable inhabitant of this state, which will oblige me to have...
[ New Windsor, New York ] June 28, 1779 . Instructs Armand to march to Bedford, New York. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 6, 1780 . Certification of Armand’s service and conduct. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Passaic Falls [ New Jersey ] November 27, 1780 . Regrets that Armand plans to resign. Commends Armand for his services. Df , in writings of Tench Tilghman and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Middlebrook, New Jersey ] June 11, 1777. Orders Armand to assume command of Ottendorf’s corps, to expand this corps to a full regiment, and in the future to take orders from Major General Benjamin Lincoln. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Charles Armand-Tuffin, Marquis de la Rouerie, was generally known as Colonel Armand. Nicholas Dietrich, Baron de...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 23, 1779 . Instructs Armand to proceed to Monmouth to contact Major Henry Lee. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] February 6, 1780 . States that Pulaski’s and Armand’s troops are to be incorporated and sent to Georgia. Approves of Du Plantier’s desire to be “useful,” but cannot give him a command. Encloses certificate testifying to Armand’s services. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 28, 1779 . Refuses to recommend promotion that Armand requests as it will cause discontent among equally qualified officers. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.