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At a Time when the personal Exertion of every friend to Liberty is so essentially necessary it is with the greatest reluctance that the General Assembly of Pennsylvania find themselves under the Necessity of calling for some of their Members from the Army. By the Constitution of Pennsylvania a certain Number of Members is necessary in order to constitute a Quorum of its representatives—that...
I was yesterday honored with yours of the 1st instant—you have my thanks for your ready compliance with my requisition, thro’ Genl Putnam, for a Reinforcement to the important [posts] at Peeks kill, and it is an additional pleasure to me to find that you have also sent a Reinforcement to the Army. Since General Howe’s debarkation at the head of Chesapeak Bay he has made very little progress,...
Copies: British Library, Harvard University Library, National Archives (three) It is long since we had a Line from you, the last received being of the Date of [ blank in MS ] per Mr. Reed. We suppose from the same Causes which have occasioned your hearing so seldom from us, the Difficulty of finding safe Conveyances, and sometimes the Loss of the Dispatches by the Way. Mr. Lee informs you, we...
Varick transcript , DLC:GW . Lt. James McMichael’s diary entry for this date reads: “At 3 A.M. the General was beat and all tents struck. All the regiments were paraded, the men properly formed with an officer at the head of every platoon, and after wheeling to the right, we remained under arms until 9 o’clock. Then the alarm guns were fired and the whole army drawn up in line of battle, on...
There has been a very general Apprehension, during the last Week that a general Action would happen, as on Yesterday. But We hear of none. Our Army is incamped between Newport and White-Clay Creek on advantageous Ground. The General has harrangued his Army and published in General orders, in order to prepare their Minds for something great, and has held up the Example of Starks, Harkemer,...
The Defence of this Country now rests upon the Militia, our regular Troops being absent. As the Enemy may possibly visit us unexpectedly, & the Militia cannot be long kept embodyed, the Necessity of having the earliest Notice of the Enemys Embarkation, is apparent. In order to be furnished with that Intelligence upon which the Safety of the State depends, I have directed Capt. peirce to wait...
ALS : American Philosophial Philosophical Society I sent the original of this by one Mr. Shore, a Virginia Gentleman and merchant, who has letters of recommendation to you and Mr. Deane from Mr. Jefferson; and some from me to my friends in Italy. In delivering the first letter without direction I wish you would take notice of my parcel of papers, which you sent me word by Mr. Jefferson went to...
ALS and copy: National Archives Je vous serois fort obligé si vous vouliez nous donner une lettre de recommandation pour quel qu’un des Chefs de vos armées en faveur d’un jeune homme plein de courage et de talens même distingués qui est a Bordeaux pret a s’embarquer pour l’Amerique, ou il compte se fixer en Pensylvanie, apres avoir servi en qualité de volontaire ou autrement tant que la guerre...