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This is brought to Raystown Camp, by a detachmt of Invalids from the Troops on this side the mountains. In primaval times, you remember our state of provisions at Gists house, from that you can judge of present Circumstances. To testify our Inclination to post the service we have sent down our Own horses to Raystown for a supply. You can judge how much that will Avail. Majr Grant marchd the...
We have fortifyd this place, & taken post ten miles to the westward on Kishiminatos, about forty miles from Fort du Quesne —In obedience to Col. Bouquets Commands I wrote you by serjt Poynes to send up the mens Cloathing, but humbly Conceive, that Blanket Coats would suit Better than any that can be got for your Regement. You will be so good as to excuse me for not being Particular about our...
Please to send up the mens Cloaths & Bayonets; The Season approaches which requires the Use of Both. Your men in the Detachment have been greatly harassed Since the first of June; on which we Left Winchester by Sr John St Clairs Orders—Without any from Genl Forbes or Col. Bouquet, nay Contrary to their intention as the Latter informed me; We are all obliged to the Qr Mr Genl for that, as...
It gives me great Concern to acquaint you that Liut. Lawson & two men of your Regiment are down in the Small pox—It first discoverd it self yesterday, when I immediatly Set about Building an Hospital at a distance from Camp to receve the Infected—and reconnoitred ground for a New Camp for the Virginians, which is to be mov’d to day 2 miles S.E. of this Place—All the men taken with the disease...
There is nothing new here—By last accounts the General was indisposd & had not left Carlisle, on Sunday. By all reports, there has been a great miscarriage at an Enemy’s post calld the Saw-Mill within two miles of Ticonderogo—We have no distinct account of the affair, nor is it known here, who Commanded the Attack; It is imagind that the Advanced Party, or rather First Division, made too great...
Col. Bouquet was at first in a great dillemma betwixt his great inclination to serve you, & the Attachment he has to regularity, duty & discipline. He is sensible the Enemy we deal with is Active and Enterprizing, & thinks himself answerable for What happens in your absence: But as he is really a good man, & willing to Oblige; His Inclination to Serve you gaind the Superiority, and He has such...
I wrote yesterday, intended by Capt. Bosomworth but was out when he sett off. Nothing new Since, only two men have deserted Viz. John Clandinnon a damnable tall fellow & Adam Clandinnon his brother inlisted lately by Lt Charles Smith—I have sent Advertisements through pennsylvania, & have trusted to the Officers of their Companies to send you by this Opportunity. I have thirteen of Capt....
Inclosd is a Return of the Strength of the Six Companies at this Place. I wish you would order by the first Opportunity Breech-Clouts for the men; Send the Paymaster and the Store Accounts, in order the Officers of Companies might have time to Settle those matters before the Genl Arrives, when Some of us will be Orderd to pass the mountains, & perhaps have no Opportunity of Joining again,...
I congratulate You on Your Arrival at Fort Cumberland; It would have saved Us a deal of trouble to have taken the Same Route. From 800, which is about our Number here, besides Capt. Field’s Company There is about 200 on Guard & 150 at the different Works every day. The Engineers have made Choice of a piece of Ground very much resembling that on which F. Cumberland Stands, only not So strong. A...
We arrived at this place on the 24th with 500 of the Pennsylvanians. Col. Bouquet designs a place of Some Strength hereabouts—From Shippensburg to Fort Loudon 22 miles[;] from that to F. Littleton extreamly bad Road hilly & Stony 20 miles[;] From that to Juniata where there is built a Small Stocado 18 miles[;] From that post to Raystown Camp 14 miles[.] The road from Loudon to Juniata worse by...