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At Willis’s at the Log Goal in New Jersey 28 miles from Easton. 1777 Tuesday Novr. 11. Sett off from York Town—reached Lancaster. 12. From Lancaster to Reading. Slept at Gen. Mifflins. 13. Reached Strickser’s. 14. Dined at Bethlehem. Slept at Easton at Coll. Hoopers. Supped at Coll. Deans. Met Messrs. Elery and Dana and Coll. Brown on the 15 a few miles on this Side of Reading. We have had 5...
2[November 1777] (Adams Papers)
At Willis’s at the Log Goal in New Jersey 28 miles from Easton. 1777 Tuesday Novr. 11. Sett off from York Town—reached Lancaster. 12. From Lancaster to Reading. Slept at Gen. Mifflins. 13. Reached Strickser’s. 14. Dined at Bethlehem. Slept at Easton at Coll. Hoopers. Supped at Coll. Deans. Met Messrs. Elery and Dana and Coll. Brown on the 15 a few miles on this Side of Reading. We have had 5...
Copies: Connecticut Historical Society, University of Virginia Library Yours by Capt. Nicholson are before us. Mr. Deanes Lettres of yesterday proposed passing a Sale of the Lyon and sending her out as french Property, that is that she go down the River as commanded by the french Captain, and that Captain Nicholson instead returning to Nantes go directly to meet her at the mouth of the River...
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...
ALS : American Philosophical Society C’est a mon ami Mr. Theobald de Londres, que j’ai l’obligation d’entrer avec vous en Connoissance, mais je suis faché que je la Commence, en vous apprenant une triste nouvelle, qui est la mort de Madame Bache, decedée Le 24 du mois passé a Preston, laquelle suivant que me mande mon susdit ami, etoit la mere de L’epoux de Madame votre fille. Je vous rapporte...
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...
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...