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I arrived at this place last night and unfortunately find myself unable to proceed any further. Imagining I had gotten the better of my complaints while confined at Governor Clinton’s & anxious to be about, attending to the march of the troops, the day before yesterday I crossed the ferry in order to fall in with General Glover’s brigade which was on its march from Poughkepsie to Fish Kill. I...
As long as we have a design to prevent a Junction between the Enemys Fleet and their Army, the maintaining Fort Mifflin is indispensibly necessary—not that this place in itself hinders the Junction, tho it certainly contributes to that valuable purpose, but it gives Security to our Fleet, which could not keep its present Station if the Enemy should make themselves masters of the Fort & raise...
This will be presented by Capt. Moss who waits on your Excellency for leave to Resign he has made me acquainted with the necessity of being with his family. I am Sensible the Service will loose a good Officer, but as the urgency of his business demands his Attention at home, I have given him my Approbation to go. Capt. Boykin is under the same predicament & waits on your Excellency. I have...
I believe your Excellency may Depend upon the enemys force being drawn to Attact the Fort to day, a very severe and heavy firing began this morning about 10 OClock and has continued ever since, the Enemy Dread the Nothern Armys Joining your Excellency and have been makeing every preparation to Attact before the N. Army Joyn’d, and have not been prepared before to day. I have the Honour to be...
Nothing material has happen’d since I wrote your Excellency last—by Intillegence from New York, General Clinton (who remains there) has order’d out the Militia—I received a Letter from Genl Putnam Yesterday, he is advancing towards Kingsbridge, which has caused a great alarm in the City—a large Party of the Militia, are sent over to Long Island every Morning to erect some Works, they return...
I arrived at this place last night and unfortunately find myself unable to proceed any further. Imagining I had gotten the better of my complaints while confined at Governor Clinton’s & anxious to be about, attending to the march of the troops, the day before yesterday I crossed the ferry in order to fall in with General Glover’s brigade which was on its march from Poughkepsie to Fish Kill. I...
Agreeable to your Excellencys request by letter to me of 13 Novr, I have inclosed you the opinion of myself & Officers in Council of War held of Red bank the 14th Inst., a copy of which you have inclosed, where your Excellency will see we are all unanimously of opinion in regard to our holding this Station with the Fleet. While we were on this business their Fleet came up & attacked the Fort....
Being apointed by General Warnan to take Charge of the Flag, with Doctor Glentuth, yesterday we atemted it, the Captan of the Friggat Reced it & detained us til he Sent it to General How who Return’d for answr we Could not be Receved must return back to the worf at Coopers &c. at 9 oClock in the morning Just as we got to the ferry I heared a univrsal Ratle of thair drums in town and all...
I am very sorry to be obliged to trouble your Excellency by letter, but the subject is interesting The sufferings of sick Soldiers for want of Blankets. Eight Loads of them are passing thro this place for Camp—Will you send an Order Sir by this Express to the Waggoner to send two loads of them back to Bethlehem? I know how much your Army wants them; but your sick and Wounded soldiers lay...
My Arm will this Night or tomorrow Night permit me to take the Command at fort Mifflin. I was there last Night. it is now one Heap of Ruin & must be defended with Musquetry in Case of Storm. I presume the Enemy will Continue to Cannonade for four or five days & then they will be oblig’d to Storm. when they do, I am of Opinion they will Succeed. with 600 Men I think we could defend it as an...