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125 June., 25 June 1776 (Adams Papers)
25 June. In response to letters from Schuyler, Sullivan, and Arnold transmitted in a letter of 23 June from George Washington, the congress resolved that the number of men for the Northern Department be increased to 4,000; that Major Dubois be made a colonel and ordered to raise a regiment; that the force to be sent to the Northern Department be augmented by one regiment from New Hampshire,...
2General Orders, 25 June 1776 (Washington Papers)
The Militia Officers of the adjoining provinces who are to reinforce this army, are upon their arrival with their troops, to make report immediately, to the Brigadier General, or the officer commanding their respective Corps, who is to make report once in two days to the Commander in Chief. The Adjutant General’s Office will be removed this afternoon to a small brick house, one of the offices...
By this express, you will receive advice From Genl Schuyler of our evacuateing Canada, an event which I make no doubt (from our distressed situation) you have some time expected, the particulars of Genl Thompsons repulse, & Captivity, as nearly as could be ascertained, have ben transmitted, you. on advice of which, very direct Intelligence that the Enemy were greatly superior to us In numbers,...
I this morning recd yours of the 28 Ulto and approve the measures you had adopted for opening the road to St Johns, which may be still proper to pursue—But as our Army in Canada since their retreat from Quebec has met with further misfortunes and there is the strongest reason to believe they will be Obliged to Abandon the possession of that Country, If they have not already done It, I would...
Agreeable to your Excellencys Desire I have called together the Committee of the County of Essex & laid before them the Letter you was pleased to send me of the 21st instt. The Committee sent for David Ogden Esq. & enquired of him, from whom he received the Intelligence of the Rifle Guards agreeing for a Sum of Money to carry a Person on board the Men of War—He informed the Committee that...
I received yours of the 20 Instt and in answer thereto request you to draw out of your Regiment all the Armourers in It and set them immediately to work—they will receive the same pay as the Armourers here do under the like circumstances—you must endeavour to engage the one you mention on the same Terms that are given here, but If you can not do better, you will continue him on those contained...
I have to acquaint your Excellency that the Delay of Dischardging the pay Roll of the Regiment under the Command of Colo. G: S: Silliman Sent from this Colony in the late Campaign to New York—Greatly obstructs the Raising the New Levies orderd by the late Act of our Assembly: many of the Men in this part of the Colony proper for the Service Decline to Inlist till they are paid their former...
Your Favour of the 21st Inst. by Mr Bennet with the Enclosure were duely received and laid before Congress, as you will perceive by the enclosed Resolves, to which I beg Leave to request your Attention. Altho the Commissioners have undoubtedly mistaken the Intention of Congress, yet the Terms, in which The Resolve is conceived, viz. “That the General be empow[e]red to employ in Canada a Number...
About an Hour ago General Arnold, who is arrived here from Canada sent me a Letter from General Sullivan inclosing one from General Arnold to him, another of Colonel Hazen and a third from Lieutenant Colonel Antill; Copies of all which I do myself the Honor to enclose —The Grief I feel on the Evacuation of Canada by our Troops, is greatly alleviated by the little Loss sustained in the Retreat...
This morning at Day break I rece’d your Excellencys favour of the 16 Instant—am Extremely mortified to find that Every thing here has Turned out Contrary to my Expectations & your Excellencys wishes This was not owing to my being Deceived with Respect to the Enemy on the ground at the time I wrote but to the Sudden arrival of Such a number under General Burgoyne the night before the battle of...