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ALS : American Philosophical Society As some relief to you in your present circumstances, I wish you could have seen with what pleasure your letter to me, was read Yesterday by our friendly Society. We are removed from Slaughters T. to the Swan at Westminster bridge. We have made a valuable addition to our number in Mr. Raspe whom you have seen in Germany, and who has been here a few weeks. He...
Text printed in Samuel Hazard et al. , eds., Pennsylvania Archives (first series; 12 vols., Philadelphia, 1852–56), IV , 643–4. <New York, August 16, 1775: A ship we sent for powder some three months ago has not returned, and our small stock is exhausted by supplying the camp before Boston with 1655 pounds and Ticonderoga with 300; all we could procure in this city has gone to eastern Long...
3General Orders, 16 August 1775 (Washington Papers)
Capt. Eleazer Lindsey of Col. Gerrishes Regt tried by a General Court Martial, for “absenting himself from his post, which was attacked and abandoned to the enemy.” The Court on consideration are of opinion that Capt. Lindsey be discharged [from] the service, as a person improper to sustain a Commission. John Parke Esqr. is appointed an Assistant to the Quarter Master Genl; he is to be obeyed...
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...