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in my dificult situation, at Such a distance from you, I am oblig’d to take a determination by Myself and this I hope will meet with your approbation—you Remember that in making full allowances for deliberations, the answer from Congress was to Reach me before the 15th of last month, and I have long waïted Since without ever hearing from them —Nay, many gentlemen from philadelphia, where,...
On the evening of the 25th ulto I received information, at Charles-Town, that the enemy had arrived with upwards of twenty ships at Tybee, near the mouth of the river, Savannah, and in a harbour south of the river. The few troops at Charles-Town were immediately put in motion, and marched for Georgia; On my way, I met an express, from General Howe, who was in Georgia, informing that on the...
I wrote to you the 20th Ulto, and inclosed you the King of Great Britains Speach, to his parliament, when they met Novr 26th. And as the Vessell is still here waiting for a Convoy; I take the liberty of writing you a second Letter, informing you that the Debates in parliament are much in favour of us; In the House of Lords we have Thirty Five Members against the present Ministry, and their...
The little leisure I have dont afford me a sufficient opportunity to go largely into the subject your Excellency requested my opinion upon. I have been oblig’d to write for two Nights past until after one oClock in the morning, and am now writing before Sunrise. Therefore I hope your Excellency wont think me inattentive to your wishes or regardless of the Subject. I think the fact is pretty...
Necessity I hope will plead my excuse for troubling you with the following narrative, and at same time for requesting your Excellencies order thereanent. In the Month of Septr—76 I was ordered by General Gates to purchase a quantity of Forage &c. &c. from the inhabitants on the borders of Lake Champlain, for the use of the Garrison at Tyconderoga which he then commanded; In consequence of...
Doctor Morgan presents his most respectful Compliments to his Excellency General Washington, and informs him that a Committee appointed by Congress to examine into the State of the Hospitals under his Direction, and into his Conduct, in the Discharge of Duty, meets this Evening at 7. OClock. It is recommended to Him to apply to his Excellency for a few Lines, respecting his Attention to the...
I have just been favoured with yours of the 20th and 26th Ulto have noticed the contents, and shall regulate matters accordingly. Nothing new has happened since I had the honor to address you on the subject of the disturbances in General Huntingtons Brigade, which I am happy to inform you has not been repeated, or attended with any farther ill consequences. The Prisoners, who were confined as...