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47491Report and Remarks, 3 April 1781 (Washington Papers)
Report of a Committee of Congress, with General Washington’s remarks, at their request. Report. 1st That Battalion promotions in the Infantry to the Rank of Commanding Officer inclusive, where such Battalion is annexed to any State shall be in the line of such State. Remarks. 1st. Approved. Report 2d. That in Regiments of Infantry not annexed to any particular States, promotions to the Rank of...
You will be pleased to consider yourself under the command of Major General Sullivan—and to follow such Orders as you may receive from him respecting the conduct and operations of the Troops under your command. I have the Honor to be Sir Yr Most Obedt servant P.S. The Corps which you are to consider as under your command, when ordered to march by General Sullivan are—Gansevoorts—Dubois’s—late...
Having been informed that Major Genl Gates is now in Philadelphia, & being now about to make my ultimate Arrangements for the Campaign, I take the liberty to request you will be pleased to inform me by the earliest conveyance, whether he wishes to be employed in this Army, or not. As it is now in my power to give Gen. Gates a command suitable to his rank, and as I have not heard from him,...
47494[Diary entry: 5–6 June 1764] (Washington Papers)
5. Got one load of Hay from Peach Orchard weight 1483 lbs. 6. Got the rest in viz. 1979 3462
I was not till last Evening honored with your Letter of the 3d of this Month, accompanied by one from Genl Bailey, & another from Captn Johnson. I am exceedingly pained at the reiterated Accounts of the Distress which subsists in the Territory of Vermont, the more so as I feel myself incompetent to giving any Relief. These Troubles, my dear Sir, appear to me to take their Rise from the Dispute...
47496[Diary entry: 21 August 1774] (Washington Papers)
21. At home all day. Mr. Moylan, Doctr. Craik, & Mr. Fitzgerald Dind here. The latter went away. Mr. Moylan may be Stephen Moylan (1737–1811) or his brother James, merchants of Philadelphia ( GRIFFIN Martin I. J. Griffin. Stephen Moylan: Muster-Master General, Secretary and Aide-de-Camp to Washington, Quartermaster-General, Colonel of Fourth Pennsylvania Light Dragoons and Brigadier-General of...
Yours of last evening reached me at day break this morning. The Continental troops will march from hence in an hour and will have orders to proceed untill they meet the troops of the Convention. I have directed two hundred Men to advance quickly before the rest. You will therefore put the first division in motion as soon as possible after this reaches you. They may march the distance between...
Your two favs. of the 30th last month reached me last Night. I cannot say, but I was a good deal surp[r]ized and disappointed at the contents. I never was very sanguine as to any thing more being effected than to oblige the Garrison of Fort Independance either to surrender or evacuate, and retire within the Island, as neither has been done, I wish your summons had never been sent, as I am...
Letter not found: to Francis Willis, Jr., 8 May 1774. Willis wrote GW on 15 May : “I have likewis receivd yours of the 8th instant.”
In pursuance of the order of the late Congress, Treaties between the United States, and several nations of Indians, have been negociated and signed. These Treaties, with sundry papers respecting them, I now lay before you, for your consideration and advice, by the hands of General Knox, under whose official superintendence the business was transacted, and who will be ready to communicate to...
In consequence of the authority vested in me by Congress of “directing and superintending the military operations in these States,” I was led to make inquiry into the State of the Magazines to the Westward. From a late letter of Genl McIntosh’s to myself, and several to the Board of War, I find that he has been so much distressed for provision, that he has been obliged suddenly to disband all...
47502General Orders, 22 June 1783 (Washington Papers)
When the Troops move off the Ground a surgeon or Mate will remain with the sick of each regiment for a day or two untill the Hutts can be made ready to receive them. a sufficient number of orderly men to take care of the sick must also remain with them. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Baron Steuben will have the Honor of delivering you this. I do not know particularly, the extent of his business at York, but from what he has communicated, it is in part to get the duties and powers of his appointment minutely defined and settled. I inclose a Copy of orders on the 15th Inst., which were issued to quiet the minds of the General Officers and to remove a spirit of jealousy,...
By a letter which I have lately had the honor to receive from Dr Franklin at Philada, I am informed of your arrival at that place; many letters from very respectable characters in France, as well as the Doctors, inform me of the occasion—for which, tho’ the cause is not of my seeking, I feel the most agreeable & grateful sensations. I wish the object of your mission had been more worthy of the...
47505[Diary entry: 30 November 1771] (Washington Papers)
30. Left of Planting the ground being two hard froze having planted Rows beginning to reckon from the side next the Spring.
I have been duly favoured with yours of the 6th. I regret much the tardiness of the militia, as every moment is infinitely precious, and the delay, it produces, may not only frustrate the expedition, which is a matter of the greatest importance in itself; but may expose the French fleet to some fatal disaster. I have no doubt of your utmost exertions to forward the business with all dispatch....
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 28, 1780 . Discusses deficiencies of Army. Instructs Howe to “set on foot a collection of boats on the river” in order to “make a demonstration of a movement on our part.” Asks Howe to direct Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Baptiste Gouvion to “repair to this army.” Emphasizes that supplies for main Army are not to be diverted. Df , in writing of H, George Washington...
47508[Diary entry: 19 July 1781] (Washington Papers)
19th. The Enemys Shipping run down the river, and left the Navigation of it above once more free for us. In passing our Battery at Dobbs’s where were 2 Eighteen & 2 twelve pounders and two Howitzers, they recd. considerable damage; especially the Savage Sloop of War which was frequently hulled, and once set on fire; occasioning several of her people, and one of our own (taken in Dobbes Sloop,...
Impressed with a lively sense of your Merits and wishing to give a proof of my favorable opinion of your conduct, particularly at the Seige of York, I thought I could not take a method more acceptable, than that of communicating my sentiments to your Noble Relation the Marshal Duke de Broglis, which I have taken the liberty of doing in the inclosed. I shall be happy in hearing that you have...
I have been favored with your several Letters of the 23d 24th 25th and 27th of Febry. It gives me great satisfaction to inform you, that I fully approve of your conduct in the late attempt to negociate the business of your Department with the Enemy. I am of opinion that giving a Letter of Service to Lts Sutherland & Campbell would be merely eluding the intention of Congress, who by prohibiting...
I am grieved to find that Mr Short was, on the 22d of April, without his Comn & Instructions —and that Mr Morris was not then in Paris. AL , DLC : Jefferson Papers. Jefferson’s docket on the cover of this letter and his Summary Journal of Public Letters ( DLC : Jefferson Papers) record that GW’s note was received on 29 June. For the appointment of William Short and William Carmichael to...
47512[Diary entry: 28 October 1768] (Washington Papers)
28. Went into the Pond with Colo. Lewis Majr. Riddick & Jno. Washington & at Night went to the Majrs. the pond : Lake Drummond.
I have had the Honor of receiving your Excellency’s Favor of the 23d Inst. from Hartford. It would have given me the greatest Pleasure could I have made it convenient to have met you at Newtown...but independant of many Arrangements which are necessary at the first taking the Field, I am detained by the hourly Expectation of His Excellency the Chevr de le Luzerne. I am pleas’d to find that...
47514General Orders, 8 September 1780 (Washington Papers)
For the Day Tomorrow Brigadier General Huntington Colonel Cilley Lieutenant Colonel Dearborn Major Leavensworth Brigade Major Oliver Major Rosekrans will do the duty of brigade Inspector in Clinton’s brigade during Major Fish’s absence. Lieutenant Luther Trowbridge of the 7th Massachusetts’ regiment is appointed Adjutant to the same from the 1st instant vice Adjutant White Promoted. A...
I have given the correspondence between you and Mr Van Berckel respecting the suspension of the Dutch Consul Heineken, and the request to have ⟨his⟩ exequatur withdrawn, my consideration. The papers are returned, with a repetition of my desire, expressed to you yesterday⟨, that the au⟩thorities may be consulted ⟨ illegible ⟩ to ascertain how far usage & pract⟨ice of⟩ the law of nations, give...
47516[Diary entry: 29 July 1786] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 29th. Mercury at 68 in the morning—74 at Noon and 71 at Night. Wind Northwardly and pleasant—The Morning cloudy, but clear about Noon, and a little warm. Accompanied by Colo. Humphrys I rid to Muddy hole & Neck Plantations. The Drilled oats at the latter, between the Corn, being threshed out & cleaned, measured 54 B.—There being 24 Rows of these, each (allowing for the divisions...
For reasons that will be obvious to you, it is thought the publication of the inclosed address may answer valuable ends; and I beg leave to submit to you, whether it may not serve to increase its effect, if it were ushered into the papers of your State with a recommendatory line from yourself. If you should suppose there will be any impropriety in this, you will be pleased notwithstanding to...
Among the number of Letters which I am continually receiving & the multiplicity of papers which are put into my hands to peruse, your favor of the 25th of June was mixed, & for a time lost—nor did it come to light again till yesterday. this, though a bad excuse, is the truth, & consequently the best apology I can make for delaying so long an answer to the quære in behalf of your Son. I wish it...
47519General Orders, 7 November 1782 (Washington Papers)
DLC : Papers of George Washington.
It was with the most sincere pleasure, that I was informed by your Majesty’s highly-esteemed letter, of the addition made to your domestic happiness, and to the joy of your Kingdom, by the birth of the Princess of Beira. This event, so interesting in itself, is heightened by the favorable escape of the Princess of Brazil, from the danger attached to it. Your Majesty has a full claim upon the...
In compliance with the resolve of Congress—contained in your letter of the 25th Ult.—I have the honor of sending you a copy of the paper enclosed in Mr Presidt Laurenss letter to me, of the 19th of Febry 1778, endorsed “Committees report.” It would, I confess, give me great pleasure to hear that the importt Services of the Baron de Steuben could meet with a reward adequate to his merits &...
The information contained in your letter of the 3d instant was highly grateful to me. Such communications are not only satisfactory to me, but are really useful; for while I hold myself in readiness to obey the call of my Country, it is expedient that I should have more authentic information than News Paper inconsistencies, of the approaching, or receding storm; that I may regulate my private...
When I wrote you last, I was in high hopes of being by this time at the head a large party scouring the Allegany Hills. But the timidity of the Inhabitants of this County is to be equalled by nothing but their perverseness. Yesterday was the time appointed for all to meet who were inclined to join for this desirable end, and only fifteen came; some of whom refused to go but upon such terms as...
I was yesterday favored with your Letter of the 25th. I am much obliged by the intelligence you have forwarded—The List you enclosed appears to have the marks of authenticity—should you find there is any alteration in the state of the Enemy’s shipping, or should you obtain any other important information I shall expect to hear from you by an early conveyance. in the Mean time I am with great...
47525[Diary entry: 13 February 1760] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday Feby. 13th. A fresh gale So. continued the whole day with clear and Warm Sun. Visited all my Quarters.
A letter from you to General Heath inclosing a Petition from the Officers taken at Princetown, for liberty to send one of the party into New York for their Baggage, was transmitted to me, by Genl McDougall, Genl Heath having gone to Massachusetts. I am so sensible that these People, by remaining any length of time in the Country, not only acquire a knowledge of our affairs, but spread a very...
I was duly favored with your letter of yesterday. The six soldiers, who were of the party that have deserted, and which you have secured—should be immediately tryed by a court martial. The circumstance of a plan to carry off the guard, besides the attempt to desert, is of itself sufficient to direct the most examplary punishment, to prevent offences of a like nature from gaining ground. The...
I mentioned to you my Intention to submit the Complaints of the Officers against the Contract for the movg Army—to the Superintendt of Finance they now go to him by this Conveyance—I refer you to his Letter for a Disclosure of their Subjects, of the very serious & alarming Circumstances which we are now brot to from that Quarter—serious indeed they are, & of such Importance as to demand your...
47529[Diary entry: 13 May 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday. 13th. About 8 Oclock Mr. Corbin and myself set out, and dined at Chester (Mrs. Withy’s) where I was met by the Genls. Mifflin (now Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly) Knox and Varnum—The Colonels Humphreys and Minges and Majors Jackson and Nicholas—With whom I proceeded to Philada. At Grays Ferry the City light horse commanded by Colo. Miles met me, and escorted me in by the...
47530[Diary entry: 27 June 1773] (Washington Papers)
27. The two Miss Calverts went up to Church. Mr. Calvert came over to Dinner & stayd all Night as did Mr. Tilghman from Alexa.
47531[Diary entry: 6 March 1768] (Washington Papers)
6. Ground & snow hard froze. Clear, Wind Northwardly.
47532February 1786 (Washington Papers)
Wednesday first. Thermometer at in the Morng.— at Noon and at Night. Ground very hard froze, Wind Eastwardly in the Morning, and So. Et. the remaining part of the day; but clear, & tolerably pleasant notwithstanding. Not being able to leave here yesterday (as I intended) for the appointed meeting of the Directors of the Potomack Navigation at the Great Falls this day, I set out this Morning at...
In my Letter of the 5th in Answer to your’s of the 22d Ulto, I mentioned, that it was not our interest to expedite the passage of the prisoners to England. Upon a review of the matter, I am more & more convinced of the propriety of the observation. The most scrupulous adherence on the part of the Enemy to the Convention of Saratoga, will justify their placing the prisoners in Garrisons, as...
I had scarce reachd Williamsburg, before an express was after me with news of the French & Indians advancing within our Settlements, and doing incredable mischief to the Inhabitants which obligd me to postpone my business there, and hurry to their assistance with all expedition: when I came to this place I found everythings in deep confusion: and the poor distressd Inhabitants under a general...
47535[Diary entry: 24 October 1773] (Washington Papers)
24. At Colo. Bassetts all [day].
47536[Diary entry: 3 June 1768] (Washington Papers)
3. Rid to Muddy hole Doeg Run & Mill.
The enclosed letter for Mr McAlpin (my Tayler in Philadelphia) left open for your perusal, may be delivered, or not, as you shall judge best. and if the former takes place, to be accompanied with your sentiments on the doubtful parts of it. It is predicated first, on the supposition that the Uniform for the different grades of Officers, is conclusively fixed, & to be established as a standing...
47538[Diary entry: 24 September 1798] (Washington Papers)
24. Morning clear—Wind Southerly Mer. at 64. No. West afterwards.
47539[Diary entry: 14 April 1774] (Washington Papers)
14. Warm with but little Wind & that Southerly. Lowering with much appearances of Rain but little fell.
47540General Orders, 14 March 1777 (Washington Papers)
By Order of His Excellency, the execution of Serjt Porterfield is suspended ’till Friday the 21st Instant. Varick transcript , DLC:GW .