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Vous avez eu la bonté de me confier M. votre fils. c’est pour lui donner toute l’education possible, je me ferai honneur de mettre ses talens à profit je crois que vous devez être satisfait; pour le mettre au Latin j’aurois désiré qu’il entendit un peu mieux le françois et qu’il ait plus de facilite à apprendre par mémoire. il travaille et ne perd point de tems, il faut esperer qu’avec la...
I thank you for your favours of 25 and 27. the last of which I recived this Moment. The Baltimore Paper of the 6th. of June I had before received, from the Printer who was kind enough to think of me, but I am not the less obliged to you. I wish you Joy of the News, this Moment received from Versailles, of a Battle between D’orvilliere and Keppel, in which the former, had the Honour, and the...
White Plains [ New York ] July 31, 1778 . Instructs Clinton to move to Kings Bridge in order to gain information about unfriendly inhabitants in area and to protect surveyors while they reconnoitre. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je viens de recevoir les doubles des deux Lettres du Committé des affaires étrangeres, que vous avez eu la bonté de m’envoyer. Voici quelques Extraits des Depêches ministériales pour ce qu’il y avoit de plus essentiel. Ici rien de nouveau, si ce n’est que la désertion est très forte parmi les troupes de la république. Pas moins de 1500 déserteurs pendant...
ALS : American Philosophical Society; copy: Yale University Library Have the pleasure of acquainting you, that my Ship has been in readiness for the Sea ever since the 25 inst. only wait for a favourable wind, the wind has been to the westward this fifteen days past, which makes it absolutely impossible to get out. These winds blowing directly up the River added to this the water is so...
Two copies: Library of Congress M. Le Comte de Vergennes étant surchargé de travail, Monsieur, il m’a chargé de vous faire part de la bonne nouvelle que nous venons de recevoir. Un premier Avis qui nous étoit parvenu ce matin, nous avoit annoncé un Combat entre M. Le Comte D’Orvilliers et M. L’Amiral Keppel. Deux couriers qui viennent d’arriver, confirment cette importante nouvelle. Le Combat...
7General Orders, 31 July 1778 (Washington Papers)
At a General Court Martial of the 2nd Line July 22nd 1778—Coll George Gibson President, John Jenkins Zechariah Ward, Richard Burk, Michael Carmer William McConklin of the 6th Maryland Regiment and Nicholas Fitzgerald of the 7th Maryland Regiment were tried for desertion and attempting to get to the Enemy, all found guilty and unanimously sentenced to suffer Death. Also John Daily of the 7th...
I am now to acknowledge the receipt of your Favor of the 27th Instant which has just come to hand and am to Inform you, that I have already complied with part of the Instructions therein contained: In a Letter from the Marine Committe of Congress, I was Authorized to Inform Admiral Gambier that his proposition relative to the Exchange of Marine Prisoners was Acceeded to by Congress—binding...
With the Detachment under your command, which is to comprehend the Corps now advanced with Colo. Morgan, you are to move towards Kings Bridge & the Enemys lines thereabouts. The principal objects in view are, to cover the Engineers & Surveyors, while they reconnoitre & as far as time will permit, survey the Ground & roads in your rear, & in front of this Camp—to countenance and encourage that...
Having suffered greatly by the Enemy in Philadelphia and am informed the Savages are Murdering &Ca and destroying my Property in the Back parts of Pennsylvania—I am Anxious and desirous to engage in the Expedition now carrying on against them it being my Natural Home. I therefore beg leave to resign my Commission of Captain Lieutenant in the Tenth Pennsylvania Regiment—And Pray your Excellency...
I had, last Night, the pleasure of receiving yours of the 28th dated at saybrook. I hope your next will inform me of your arrival at Providence, and of your having seen the Count D’Estaings Fleet off the Harbour of Newport, an event, of which I am most anxious to hear. The inclosed letters were recd from Philada by Express. I am Dear Marquis with the greatest Regard Yr most obt & humble Servt....
I Am this minute favor’d with Your Excellency’s very obliging Letter of the 24th. The British Commissioners, for, in the Act of one, there is good ground for charging the whole, having by various means attempted to bribe Congress and thereby offer’d the highest possible affront to the Representatives of a virtuous, Independent People, are in my humble opinion rendered wholly unworthy of the...
It’s with the Greatest unease I am now Reduced to the Necessity of Accepting of Your Excellencys Permission to resign & imbrace this Oppertunity by Mr Thompson to Inclose You my Commission; I have Deferred this Until this Oppertunity, as well to collect all the draughts I ⟨p⟩ossably coud get as to Transact other Continental Matters within this State, by d[e]sire of the Govr and Council, By Mr...
About Nine hundred of the Nine Months Men from the State of Massachusets have joined the Army, and have been attatched to Nixon’s, Pattersons, and late Learneds Brigades. As Glovers has yet had no proportion, I desire that three hundred of those yet to come on, may be ordered to stop at Providence and join that Brigade, which will make it equal to the others. It is my intention to proportion...
I Received orders last Jany to Raise a Number of Voluntiers to Burn the Shipping at St Johns a Copy of which I Inclose —I proceeded to Raise a Number of men for that purpose and had them Ready to march when the Expedition fell Through which put me and the officers to A good deale of Expence and the men I Raised are daily Haunting me for their pay—would be glad if your Excellency would put me...
I have been favd with yours of the 27th 10 Oclock A. M. Upon opening of it, I was much disappointed at not hearing of the Count D’Estaing’s arrival, who I hope will have made his appearance off the Harbour of Newport before this time, as a Reinforcement passed Maroneck the day before Yesterday Morning. I wish it had been in my power to have spared a larger detatchment of Continental Troops,...