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ALS : American Philosophical Society Inclosed is a memorial the Substance of which may already Reached you, in a personal Interveiw with Sir Edward Newenham who promised before he Left Ireland that when he would have the honour of Waiting on you to Lay before you our Wishes— We thought Best in the Body of our memorial not to mention any names to the memorialists, Least your Excellency would...
12General Orders, 21 November 1778 (Washington Papers)
After Orders Novr 21st Five hundred men from the Pennsylvania line properly officered to march tomorrow morning to Sharon to escort the Convention troops to Hudson’s River. Varick transcript , DLC:GW . On this date Maj. Caleb Gibbs paid tailor William Riley £6.12s.6d for clothing for GW and his servants, as follows: “Will—Two Coats Two wescoats And One pair of Breeches,” £3; “For Robert...
I only this afternoon was honord with your Excelly’s letter of the 17th Instt relating to Brigadr Genl Poore, immediately on the Rect of which I dispatched an express to him with a Copy of my Instructions; Since which Col: Meade has arrived, and Inform’d me of the arrangement Yr Excy has made in consequence of my letter to you yesterdays date from Canaan. I can assure yr excelly I am...
I am Sorry to Inform Yr Excelly that a Total stop is put to the March of the Convention troops owing to some misconception which has arose between Yr Excelly and the State of Connecticut; Yr Excelly’s Orders are that the Connecticutt Escort shall go as far as the North River, the Orders of this state that they shall proceed to sharon or the Line between Connecticut & N. York & there be...
I have just recd a Letter from Genl Hand accompanying one to your Excellency and am happy to learn by the Accounts it contains that the situation of Affairs on the Western Frontier is not so bad as we had Reason to expect. The General requested me to write to your Excellency respecting the Disposition of the Troops in that Quarter but as my Brother’s Brigade is ordered there any thing I can...
I had the honor of your Excellency’s two favors of the 14th & 15 Inst. with their several inclosures. The consideration of Doctor Conolly’s case, with the resolution of Congress, I have transmitted to Sir Henry Clinton. In my letter of the 16th I communicated to your Excellency the attempt on Fort Alden, by the savages. I have since received the inclosed dispatches confirming that disagreeable...
This will be delivered you by young Mr Penet, brother to the Gentleman, who was in a partnership with Mr Plierne. That Gentleman has importuned me to recommend his brother to Congress for an appointment by brevet to the rank of Captain, which he observes will have no effect in this country, as his brother will immediately return to France, which he makes an essential condition of the...
Letter not found: to Henry Lee, Jr., 21 Nov. 1778. Lee wrote to GW on 23 Nov. : “I have the honor of your Excellency’s letr of the 21st instt.” See also GW to George Augustine Washington, this date.
By reports, it appears that, there is a great prospect that the Enemy are about to evacuate N. York—should that event take place it would be no damage to the United States, and a great gratification to the Army as well as to particular States, to have the troops cantooned out in the several States in which they were raised. And it being indispensibly necessary to have troops posted in and near...
Your Letter came to my hands last Night. I have wrote to Majr Lee on the subject—when his answer arrives you will hear further from me on the subject of it. I am. ADf , DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . George Augustine Washington (c.1758–1793) was the oldest son of GW’s brother Charles. He served from September to November 1777 as a second lieutenant in Col. William Grayson’s Additional...