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By orders receiv’d of Captain Jones, from your Excellency, I have made an exact return of the remainder of our Regiment, which you have inclosed. Those Horses return’d Sick and Lame, will never be fit for the Service Longer, Should be glad to know your Excellencys pleasure what would be best done with them, the Qr Master Complains that the forrage they have already distroyed is more than they...
The situation of the army with respect to blankets stockings and shoes is so distressing that I am to desire you will forward on those articles from Springfield & Hartford with all possible dispatch; particularly the shoes, for want of which a great part of the men would be incapable of marching any distance, should it become ever so necessary. You will therefore send on the shoes in the first...
Mr Chief Justice Morris who will have the honor of delivering this to your Excellency is now on his way to Westchester County. His principal Business thither is to establish the civil Authority of the State in that part of the County which has lately been relinquished by the British and to concert with the civil and military Officers and other principal Inhabitants of the County the most...
at the moment of embarking on board of the vessel which is to carry us to France, I snatch a few minutes to inform you that when you receive these few lines we will be on our way to our native country where we will carry a deep sense of all which we owe you, and where I hope to be able to tell my parents all their own as well as my own obligations to you. we are this moment setting out to go...
Confidential Sir New York, 24th February 1792 It is reported here that Colo. Smith either has or intends to resign the Office of Supervisor of the Excise for this District; Under this Impression and a Conviction that from the Nature of that Office there is none that it is more necessary should be filled with a Man of Discretion, Integrity and weight in the Community I begg leave to mention for...
Previous to the Receipt of your Excellcys favor of Yest erday which came to my hand abt 2 OClock this Morning, We had the Report of Arnolds Treaseny in such a Way as to leave little Room to doubt of its’ truth. As ’tis more than probable there may be many more concerned, besides Smith, I could wish therefore the strictest Search may be made & that you will without hisitation take all such...
Mrs Lewis’s indisposition has detained me in the country for eight dayes past, which prevented my getting your letter of the 7th Inst. untill to day, otherwise it would have been immediately acknowledged. With respect to Mr Parks, he is a young Man in the Mercantile line, appears industrious and attentive to his buisness. I have known him for twelve months past, and from his conduct since...
Inclosed you have Colo. Butlers Journal of his expedition against Unadilla and Anaquaga You will perceive from that the Route he pursued and the difficulties he met from the Waters, even at this Season. Perhaps this may be of some service to you in forming a decisive opinion upon the Chemung expedition. Be pleased to return this Journal and Colonel Hartleys when you have done with them. I am...
this forenoon their passed by this place, Bound EstWard, Six Sloops, two Sloops, put in Hempsted Bay —the rest kep on after the Fleet—in the afternoon, passed one Schooner, & two Sloops—one Sloop had Troops on board, soon after two Ships, one of 20. Guns, the other a Transport, passed the same Course—No Guns heard in the Sound to day. I am your Excellencys very Hbl. Servt ALS , DLC:GW ....
That I might be more convenient to the Works at West point, I removed my quarters to this place on Monday last. I have only to add upon this subject, that I shall be happy to see Your Excellency here, as often as your leisure will permit. There has been no Official account received from Charles Town as yet that I know of; but I have no doubt but that there has been an Action there, and that...
A pressure of public business just at the moment Mr Roberdeau was about to leave this, allowed me no time to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 28th Ulto—and now I have little more than to thank you for the communication which was given by it. As the exactitude of the District called for a Scientific character I have engaged Mr Ellicot to make the Survey, and hope that every aid...
I am in want of Cash To answer Publick Claims—You are Indebted To me £40.0.0 for mine and servants Expences To fort Pitt In consequence of the Lands agreed on pr Bond and attending on the divition with Doct. Craig and Capt. Bronaugh—I shall be oblige to you To Point out when I can receive the Cash—at which time & Place I will present a state of the acct If required—Please write me by first...
Inclosed you will receive a copy of a Resolution of Congress, respecting the Rank of the Brigadiers in the Virginia Line—by this you will perceive they have given General Woodford the precedence he claimed. In my letter of the 15th, I mentioned my sentiments upon this subject and that it was my Opinion the parties interested should acquiesce in whatever decision might be given concerning...
I wrote you on the 23d Inst. communicating Intelligence lately received respecting the Enemy’s designs up the North River—A letter from Genl McDougall this moment received, places their Intentions beyond the power of misconception —Several Transports have anchored at Dob’s ferry—& mean, in my Opinion, to divert our Attention, if possible, from their Movements towards the Delaware—At any rate...
Immediately on receipt of yours, I wrote Col. Heath for the enclosed which only came to hand yesterday. I think Mons. Cornay has taken a round about way to deposit his money by drawing on Mr Wadsworth in Conn. it would have been as well to have requested Mr De Marbois to have paid this money. The old lady your mother talks of paying you a visit in Septr. I mean doing myself the honor of...
It is now near four weeks since any person of this family has heard from you, although you were requested to write to some one in it, once a fortnight, knowing (as you must do) how apt your Grandmama is to suspect that you are sick, or some accident has happened to you, when you omit this? I have said, that none of us have heard from you, but it behooves me to add, that from persons in...
(Private) Dear Sir, Philadelphia 27th Novr 1793 Not having the letters at hand, I am unable to refer to dates; but the one with which you were pleased to favour me, dated sometime in September, did not reach my hands before I had left this City. Immediately, however, upon the receipt of it (at my own house in Virginia) I put it under cover to the Secretary of War with directions to answer it...
I have recd Your Excellency’s Letter of the 28st Ulto —I have already given Colo. Pawling Directions to make every necessary Preparati on and be in perfect Readiness to march with the Troops under his Command on the shortest Notice and that his Men might be properly provided[.] I have barely intimated to him in Confidence that he was to form a Junction and continue with the Troops destined for...
Your letter of the 28th instt was received yesterday. The enclosures which accompanied it, evidence much discretion; and your conduct therein meets my entire approbation. In the early part of this month, I put a letter into the hands of Colo. Hamilton, inviting you to this place; and expected, until your letter of the above date was received, to have embraced you, under my own roof, tomorrow...
Some time ago Mr Massey sent me his Subscription papers (as sent herewith) I never untill very lately showed them to any Person as I wished to decline the Office of Collector & Solicitor but finding I cou’d not do it without giving offence I have been obliged to submit—Mr Massey wrote me yesterday to know if I had received any Money for him as he had engaged some Corn to be delivered the...
I am honored with your Excellency’s Letters of the 26th & 28th Inst. I mean to set for Kingston tomorrow where the Legislature is convened and I will take the earliest Opportunity of laying before them your Excellency’s Letter & Inclosures on the Subject of obtaining Supplies for the army and urge their immediate attention to this important Business. With respect to the Officers belonging to...
Mr Meades most respectful Compliments to the President, & takes the liberty, of Informing him, that his Seed arrived, in the Mohawk, from London, & on enquiry of the Capt. for it, he informd him, it was sent to the Custom house. Mr Meade sent the Original order a Year ago, & the Vessell never arrived, he repeated it some time since, to his Correspondent George Barclay Esqr., who writes him 28...
I was this Evening honoured with yours of the 15 Inst., and It is with no small degree of pain that I am under the necessity of Informing you It is out of my power at this time to comply with the request made by your Honourable body. The many Important works carrying on for the defence of this place against which there is the highest probability of an Attack being made in a little time, will...
By the particular request of Doctor Lemare, I have examin’d your houses at this place, and from the discription which the Doctor sayes you gave him of them he is induced to think you have been impos’d on[.] this supposition prompts him to wish of me an accurate and impartial discription of them, in there present situation. On viewing the houses I find them to be two of logs 19 by 17 each,...
I have just recd the inclosed from Albany. It serves to shew the hostile intentions of the Indian Enemy, and consequently the necessity of counteracting them as vigorously as possible. I am with great Esteem Your Excellency’s most obt Servt LS , in Tench Tilghman’s writing, CSmH ; Df , DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . GW enclosed the letter from Indian agent James Deane to Maj. Gen....
Allow me to beg your acceptance of a Buffalo Robe adorned with porcupine quills, after the manner of the Missouri Indians. I take the liberty of offering you this, because it may, possibly, be rare in the Atlantic States. Captain Springer will do me the favour of handing it to you, together with a dozen of Beavers’ Tails—for the dressing of which the inclosed is the Canadian Receipt. With...
I think your proposition is a very good one—If any question should come before the Board on wch you have not already given your opinion, it may as well be decided at the Falls as elsewhere; your going thither therefore, in the first instance, will certainly expedite the business which occasions (at least in part) the meeting. Indeed it wd seem now (for I do not recollect the cause which...
Words cannot express my present sensations, a heart overflowing with joy at the success of conscience over disposition is all I have to give—Dearest Sir did you but know the effect your letter has produced it would give you as consummate pleasure, as my former one did pain —My very soul tortured with the sting of conscience at length called reason to its aid and happy for me triumphed, the...
I had the honor to receive, last night your Excellency’s letter of the same date. In consequence of Brigadr Clinton’s information of the 30th Ulto I instantly ordered 50 Barrels of flour, & 34 of Meat (being every Barrel of the latter we had on hand) to be sent to Albany; for a partial releif of the Garrison of Fort Schuyler—I know it was very inadequate, but it was our all, since which not a...
Your favor of the 24th Ulto, from Winchester, came duly to hand; but presuming you were on a Circuit, I have allowed time for the completion, to offer you my acknowledgment of its receipt. My Sollicitude for the establishment of a National University in this Country, has been great, and unceasing; but as the sentiments of the Legislature have not been in unison therewith, I had postponed the...