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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...
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 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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...