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I am favor’d with yours of yesterday. We have been much deceived as to the fleet that sailed from the Hook the 20th inst. I have certain intelligence that there were no other Troops on board that fleet than the invalids bound for Europe. The transports, that actually have the troops that have been embarked, remained in the Bay of New York the 23d: It is possible that the British Guards, who...
Upon Discour[s]ing with Governor Clinton I found that no provision was made for Victualing my Regt further than this place and that A Commissary of Purchases and Issues was Necessary I have therefore writ to the Commissary General to Appoint one to Furnish the Regiment with provisions which Step I hope may meet your Excellency’s approbation. I have Received by my Quarter Master Some part of...
As General Clinton is absent, I have taken the Liberty to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellencies Letter of the 25 Instant & also to inform you that the Brigade Still lye at the Continental Village except Colo: Cortlandts Regt which marched last Monday & I am informed are now Incamped at or near Wappins Creek—the Colonel will be made acquainted this day with directions for him to halt....
I have recd yours of this date, and was a few days ago favd with a letter from Genl Clinton inclosing a Brigade Court Martial upon Jno. Yeomans of your Regt by the sentence of which he is capitally convicted. The Judgment of the Court appears very proper and the Offender from his Crimes suitable to make an example of; but as I have been under the necessity of inflicting the punishment of death...
[Be it enacted by the general Assembly] That instead of the Days heretofore set apart for the Trial of Criminal Causes in the General Court held in the months of March and October the said Court shall at the Commencement of the said Terms enter upon the Trial thereof as null those for capitol offences as others setting apart the four first Days, for that Purpose, but the Judges may direct the...