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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...
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 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...
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...