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Your favor of the 14th arrived at Hd Qrs about 10 OClock on the night of the 18th but owing to my being absent at West point I did not receive it till yesterday. The Gentn of the light horse of Philadelphia and Lieut. Col. White will have made report upon the subject of it. If any circumstances should occur, indicating a design on the part of the enemy against Philadelphia—I shall communicate...
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 21, 1779 . Is moving Headquarters to New Windsor. Orders Putnam to assume command of camp at Smiths Clove. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The inclosed Letters will inform you of what is passing with The Enemy. A movement will soon take place. Nixon and Parsons Brigades are on the Positions you were pleased to assign them. I have the Honor to be Your Excellency Hble Servant. ADf , NHi : McDougall Papers. These enclosures have not been identified. See GW to McDougall, 19 June.
I request that you will join the Army as soon as you can. I wrote you upon this subject before we marched from Middle Brook, but as you have not arrived—It is probable my Letter has miscarried or that it did not come to hand till very lately. I am Dr Sir with great regard Yr Most Obedt servant LS , in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, PHi : Wayne Papers; Df , DLC:GW ; Varick transcript ,...
I inclose you a Memorial from Mr Drew and request that you will direct a Board of Field Officers in the Virginia line to sit to morrow and enquire into the facts stated by him & to report their Opinions of the Arrangement that should be made of the Captains & Other inferior Officers in the three incorporated Regiments of Gist— Grayson & Thruston. I would wish it to be a full Board. Your...
ALS : American Philosophical Society I send you the News Paper. The Spanish Declaration was not made on Tuesday, But I have a Letter, which says, That it was to be deliver’d on Wednesday. They write from London, That the New York Mail brings Advice,—of General Clinton’s detaching three thousand Men upon an Expedition (to sail the 8th of May) and That Genrl Washington supposing it to be to...
Letter not found : from Capt. Joseph-Pierre-Charles, baron de Frey, 21 June 1779. GW wrote Frey on 24 June: “I have received your letter of the 21st with the inclosed papers.”
I have received your letter of yesterday. I imagine the complement of infantry has been completed since you left this, and have directed a proportion of drums and fifes to be sent you. On a more particular examination of the fort and its dependencies, I find that the forest of Deane is not an eligible post for your main body; but that it will be better stationed somewhere at A in the inclosed...
9Monday June 21. (Adams Papers)
This Morning I found Mr. Marbois recovered of his Sea Sickness. I fell into Conversation with him, about his illness, advised a Dish of Tea, which he readily accepted, told him he must learn to drink Tea in America in order to please the Ladies, who all drank Tea. That the american Ladies shone at the Tea Table. He said, he had heard they were very amiable and of agreable Conversation. I said...
10General Orders, 21 June 1779 (Washington Papers)
As the Commander in Chief will be absent several days from this camp, General Putnam will take the command here ’till his return. Colonel Davies, as eldest Sub-Inspector will do the duty of Adjutant General during said time. Six Drums and Fifes from the Virginia, four from the Maryland and six from the Pennsylvania lines to be sent to join the Light, Infantry immediately. At the General Court...
Yr favr of yesterdays date I have received & must refer you, for the issuing the several articles in yr possession to a general order which I transmitted to you from West point, two or three days past —It may be well to remind you, that more than one pr of overall must not be issued to a Soldier, untill each has recd, that quantity. I am Sr Yr Mo. Obet svt Df , in Richard Kidder Meade’s...
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 21, 1779 . States that troops under Lieutenant Colonel Albert Pawling will join Sullivan. Asks Sullivan to return detachments from the corps of Colonel Armand and the company of Captain Allan McLane, if they can be spared. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have received your letter of the 17th. You will be pleased to comply with the requisition of the state for three or more officers according to the number of officers your regiment can spare in its present state without injury to the service. Capt. McLean & his Company is now attached to Major Lee’s corps and will not interfere with the officers of your regiment. So soon as the stores at...
Your letter by Colo. Buford is just put into my hand. I observe on that part which relates to the cloathing of your new levies that Colo. Parker has probably not communicated to you my answer of June 10 . to his letter on that subject written during your absence. In that I stated fully what was done, doing, and likely to be accomplished in that business. I am now to add that the linen therein...
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 21, 1779 . Asks Hall to comply with the state’s requisition for officers and join the Army as soon as the stores at Middlebrook have been removed. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Hall was a colonel of the Delaware Regiment.
Since my last, no Movement has taken place among the Enemy encamped on this Side the River. Two very intelligent Deserters this Morning from Stony-point, mention that Yesterday a Body of Troops (number unknown) embarked from the East Side of the River between the Hours of twelve & two. They confirm the Information communicated in my last concerning the 63d & 64th regiments being about to move...
On the 19 Your favor of the 12th came to hand. I am sorry that you are like to be disappointed in the independent Companies expected from pensylvania, and that you have encountered greater difficulties than were looked for. I am satisfied that every exertion in your power will be made, and I hope your eventual operations will be attended with fewer Obstacles. I have had a conversation lately...
As I am removing Head Quarters for the present from this place to New Windsor you will have the immediate command of the troops in this camp. Should any letters arrive for me immediately from the forts or out posts, you will open them for your own information and then forward them to me—All others, you will forward directly on unopened. I wish you without delay to have the inquiry which was...
Copy: Library of Congress I received yours of the 5th. Inst. acqg. me with your Drafts on me for 91,414 l.t. 16. 10. I shall pay them as they appear,— except so much of them as are founded on the Commn. of 5 per Ct. charged in your Accts. on the Delivery of the tobaccos, which I cannot allow being well informed that one per Ct. in such Cases is the Usage and fully sufficient. I request...
Fryday Evening I had the Honour to receive Your Excellency’s Letters of the 11th, & 13th of this Month. When I took the Liberty to Suggest that a Glorious Opportunity presented itself for Attacking New York, I conceived the Detachments The Enemys General had made from thence, during his Winter Quarters, was much Greater than from Your Excellencys better information I was well warranted to...
Your favor of the 3d Inst. covering letters to Colonel Rogers and Mr Daniel Bowers came to hand a few days ago and are since deliverd the latter is a Gentleman of German Extraction who I am Informd has Manifested his Attachment to the liberty and Independency of America on several Occasions among his Countrymen and his circumstances are such as would not admit an Offer from Your Excellency...
[ Smiths Clove, New York, June 21, 1779. ] Orders Butler to move his troops. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Butler was a colonel of the Ninth Pennsylvania Regiment.
While I was at West point I recd your favors of the 15th & 17th. This will be delivered you by Corpl Harrison, who carries the party of horse that have been with me. I do not wish them to be relieved from your corps. As matters now stand, I rather approve your present position, than one on the other side of the river you have fully answered the purpose of your command, where you are & a...