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ALS : American Philosophical Society The Suppliant, Henry Lucas of the Province of Virginia, officer a board the Brigg Betsy from Baltimore in Maryland, freighted with Tobacco, takes the Liberty of representing to your Excellency, that in his passage from America to Bourdeaux the Vessel had been taken by a Jersey and two Guernsey privateers, the crew conducted to England and imprison’d, from...
I have only two Masons as yet Some from the Main Army, and do not expect any more, the Officers being unvilling to part with them. I applyed to the Detachements here who had a number of them, wrote to the Officers in the most pressing terms shewing the necessity of it but got nonce. I am out of the lime, it is true I have a promise of having some more but when I cannot tele. One of the Justice...
The Enemy may operate four ways if they have received any considerable reinforcement—which they will choose, is difficult, at this moment, to decide on. viz. They may attack the Fort, & consequently the Army, which is here for its defence. or, If the Army is their object, it may be struck at as unconnected with, & independant of, the Fort. in any situation, & under every Circumstance. or. If...
You mentioned the other day your wish to visit the several medicinal springs in Louisa, Berkeley and Augusta. You will be pleased in this to follow your own inclination, passing from one to another of them by such roads, and making such excursions while on the road or at any of the springs as may be agreeable to yourself, in doing which this shall be your passport, and shall dispense during...
New Windsor [ New York ] July 1, 1779 . Asks Heath to cooperate with Baron von Steuben. LS , in writing of H, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 1, 1779 . Agrees to requests of the gentlemen in Baron von Steuben’s department. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 1, 1779 . Asks Wayne to obtain information about British position at Stony Point and Verplanks Point. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 1, 1779 . Has appointed Wayne “to the command of the light infantry of the line.” Authorizes Wayne to attack enemy if an opportunity arises. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
AL : American Philosophical Society Pour Celebrer LIndependance il faut etre Independant Et la mauvaise Etoille de Mr. Grand ne lui permet pas de l’etre, par des Engagemens pour ce jour la, qu’il ne lui est pas possible de rompre. Il prie monsieur Le Docteur Franklin, d’en agreer touts ses regrets, Et d’etre persuadé qu’il ne la Celebrera pas moins, in petto. Addressed: a monsieur / Monsieur...
ALS : American Philosophical Society After the trouble already given to Your Excellency You may perhaps think it extraordinary to receive more from the same quarter— What I neglected mentioning to You when I waited on Your Excellency this morning was the strong desire the Concerned (in the expedition to which You have granted Your protection) have to know Your Excellency’s opinion of the...