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1[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...
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...
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 have duly received your several favours from the time you left me to that of the 12th. inst. I approve intirely of all the Steps you have taken, and have only to wish that the exertions of those you have had to deal with had kept pace with your Zeal and good intentions. I hope your health will before this have permitted you to push on the Rear of the whole reinforcement beyond New Windsor....
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...
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...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I take this opertunety to inquier after your helth and should have Done it much sooner had I have known how. But the time I wrot to Jonathon the gentelman who took it told me he was not Cartain he should Be premited to Carrey it or I should have wrot to you at the same time. I hope when you heard from America last all our frinds are in good helth altho in a...
ALS : American Philosophical Society My request to you, I dare say so, bears a Character of Justice for you promised me, about Eight Months ago, strong Letters of reccommandation to the Honourable Congress in favour of a young Gentleman which Desired to go over to our friends as a Volonteer in hopes of an Employement. A strong fit of Sickness that left his health in a very bad Condition,...
Henceforward, and until further orders, the sick are to be sent to Buckingham Meeting house, with a suitable number of orderly men to attend them. The troops are to be immediately supplied with two day’s provisions (exclusive of this day) one of which at least, is to be cooked—No officer, or soldier, is to be absent from camp, but ready for duty at a minute’s warning. No scouting party, under...
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...