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[ Near Philadelphia, October 9, 1779. On October 15, 1779, Lee wrote to Hamilton : “I have your letters of the 9th & 13th Octobr.” Letter of October 9 not found .]
Copy: Library of Congress I have received no Answer relative to the Proposition you mention. Perhaps without waiting longer for an Answer, thro’ Versailles it might be as well for you to apply directly to the Spanish ambassador for the Information you desire. With much Respect I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedt. humble servant In response to Lee’s of the previous day.
(I) and (II) ALS : American Philosophical Society I beg leave to refer to the letter I had the honour to address your Excellency on the 3d. inst. being since deprived of your Excellencys favours, the purport of this is cheafly to inform your Excellency, that M. Stephen Merchant late Captain of the black prince has resign’d the command of Said privateer, and return’d me the Commission your...
LS : American Philosophical Society I had the honour to write & transmitt some extracts of my Journal to you the 4th. Instant, & now inclose a plan of the engagement with the Serapis & Countess of Scarborough in the night of the 23 September. With respect to the present condition of this Ship, I am to inform your excellency that we have occasion for many Articles for Rigging & Stores, an...
LS : American Philosophical Society L’accueil gracieux que vous me fites, quand J’eus l’honneur de vous être presenté par Monsieur Le Professeur de Báer, les offres généreuses que vous ÿ ajoutates de vôtre Crédit et de vôtre pouvoir dans les occasions où je pourrois en avoir besoin, m’enhardissent aujourd’hui d’avoir recours à vous, Monsieur, afin qu’il vous plaise en faire usage à mon egard...
6General Orders, 9 October 1779 (Washington Papers)
The General flatters himself that every officer from a consciousness of it’s being his duty and a laudable desire of becoming well acquainted with the new system of regulations, has paid all that care and attention to the study of them which the importance of the case requires, but lest there should be any who (by absence or other causes) have not had opportunity of perfecting themselves...
I have received Your Letter of the 5th Instant—and am much obliged to the Court for their attention in the case of John Springer Junior, and for committing him to the custody of the Sheriff. In a few days I shall give such orders about him—as will be consistent with justice and my duty to the public. In the mean time he will remain in custody of the Sheriff. His conduct in deserting to the...
We have been honoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 2d inst. & are extremely concerned at the Want of Shoes. We hope some Relief may be drawn from the Commissaries in the Vicinity of the Army & we will put in Motion all the Shoes there are in the Hands of those more remote. Mr Henry is now in Town & will exert himself as much as possible. He has about eight thousand Pair which were...
I have the pleasure to inform you that I am now in possession of a sufficient Quantity of provisions to subsist a thousand Men for three Months. A party of Indians have lately done some mischief on the forks of Chiat River, & I am informed the Western Mingoes the Wyandots of upper Sandusky & the Shawnese have lately been very Hostile against the new Settlements on Kentucke and at the fall of...
By the inclosed Extract from Genl Orders, which I have the honor to transmit, You will perceive that a Certain John Springer has been tried “for seducing Soldiers to inlist in the British Army,[”] and sentenced in part, to be employed in some department of the Army or Navy, where he would not have an opportunity of deserting. Being fully persuaded that he cannot be employed in the former,...