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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...