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AL : American Philosophical Society M de Chaumont a L’honneur de prevenir M. franklin que C’est aujourdhuy Le Courier de Bretagne et que S’il veut que L’alliance reste a L’orient Comme Cela est Bien Necessaire il est interessant qu’il envoye Ses ordres aujourdhuy au Capitaine. Notation: Chaumont On the assumption this note postdates BF ’s unsuccessful attempt of June 16 to force Landais to...
I have lately obtained a Sight of a Number of Pamphlets, published in London, which are given out as written by Mr. Galloway, but there are many Circumstances in them which convince me that they were written in Concert by the Refugees. I see many Traces, which appear unequivocal, of the hand of Governor Hutchinson in some of them. I have read them with pleasure and surprize, because it seems...
I have just recieved a Letter from Nantes brought in a Ship from New London. I inclose your Excellency a Newspaper inclosed in it, and an Extract of the Letter, which is from a Gentleman who is a member of the Assembly and one of the Judges at Boston. This is all the News I have. I hope your Excellency has more by the same Vessel. RC in John Thaxter’s hand ( Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol....
J’ay eu unne Conversation assez interessante avec M. Adams pour que Son Excellence M. Le Comte de Vergennes en Soit informée, et J’ay L’honneur de vous en remettre Le precis pour que vous ayez la Bonté de le remettre au ministre, Si vous jugéz qu’il meritte Son attention. Je Croyois que M. Adams etant isolé de M. Lée verroit autrement que Lors qu’il etoit inspiré par ce dernier, mais il parait...
I have had a conversation with Mr. Adams that is of sufficient interest that it should be brought to the attention of His Excellency M. the Comte de Vergennes. I have the honor of sending you a summary that you would have the goodness to place before the minister if you judge that it merits his attention. I thought that Mr. Adams, being isolated from Mr. Lee, would see things differently from...
[ Springfield, New Jersey ] June 16, 1780 . Thanks board for securing future services of the Philadelphia City Light Horse. Questions irregular manner in which paroled “Marine Prisoners” were sent to New York. Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Springfield, New Jersey ] June 16, 1780 . Asks Reed to send on the “city light horse.” Df , in writings of Richard Kidder Meade and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress . ; LS , in the handwriting of H, Park Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey.
Copies: Library of Congress, Harvard University Library, National Archives (two) I am much surprised to learn that you have contrary to the express Orders contain’d in mine of the 7th. Instant taken upon your self the Command of the frigate. I do hereby repeat those Orders, and charge you to quit the ship immediately. I am, Sir, your &c. The copy at the Library of Congress is in L’Air de...
Copies: Library of Congress, Harvard University Library, National Archives (two) Having judg’d fit for the Service of the United States, to appoint Comme. Jones to the Command of the Alliance in her present intended voyage to America, I hereby direct you to obey him as your Captain, till farther Orders shall be given by the honourable Congress. I am, Gentlemen, Your friend and humble servant....
Copy: Library of Congress I received duly the Letter you did me the honour of writing to me the 15th. of March past, inquiring after your Brother Jean Henry Baron de Wolff, aid de Camp. of General Washington. I was not able at that time to give you any Information concerning him, but purposed writing to America to obtain it for you. He was taken Prisoner by the English in America, very...
LS : American Philosophical Society, University of Pennsylvania Library; copy: National Archives My last to you was of the 14 Instant in which I informed your Excellency that I had retaken the Command of the Ship Alliance, which I left in the charge of my Lieutenant. There are on board this Ship sixty seven cases containing small arms and two hundred & sixteen barrells of powder, which are...
12General Orders, 16 June 1780 (Washington Papers)
The Commander in Chief wishes to inform such of the Militia as were wounded while bravely contending with the Enemy the other day when they advanced into the Country, and such as have been wounded since; that they will be immediately conveyed to the most convenient Continental Hospitals if they choose it, where every possible Care and Attention will be paid by the Hospital Surgeons, to effect...
I am honored with your letters of the 12. & 13th— I am much obliged to you for the step you took respecting the city— horse; their services here at this juncture will be extremely useful. I write to His Excellency the President requesting they may be sent forward. I shall have no objection to Lt Col. Conolly’s having the indulgence he asks though I should wish his going in to be postponed...
His Excellency the Commander i C n Chief having received a letter from the Honble the Board of War requesting you to repair to Philadelphia on the subject of your command at Squan last Winter, I am to inform You that the General desires you will comply with their request without delay and that you will deliver the Board the Letter which he has addressed to them. But previous to your going, you...
I have long seen with the deepest concern the situation of america and it is not a little increased by that you were so obliging as to give me of the army, I have supposed that matters were in a bad way but my imagination never reach’d the truth; every man here, I mean in the assembly, seems most heartily disposed to use every exertion for the common cause, but indeed my Dear friend we are so...
Permit me to intrude upon your more important Avocations, for a moment, and to inclose to you a Copy of a letter from Col. Buford to the Virga Assembly, which your Friend Col. B. Harrison, has requested me to forward to you. I wish I could send you better tidings; but ’tis necessary to know the danger, to enable us to make more effectual preparations to avert it. With every wish for your...
your Excellency’s Favor of the 10th Instant has come to Hand—previous to which I had taken Methods to learn what the Enemy meant, & the Intelligence I got led me to think that this Post was ultimately their Aim. I was inform’d that they set out with a View to drive you if possible, & from the diminutive Idea they had of your Force they made no Doubt of effecting it, & that as they made...
your Excellency’s Favor of the 15th arrived this Moment—I the Day before yesterday acquainted Governor Clinton with the Situation of this Post—the Aspect Things wore, I suggested to him the Necessity of warning the Militia to be ready on the shortest Notice, & lamented the Absence of the New York Brigade in such Terms as could not I think but contribute to induce his remanding them unless...
The Board of War having informed me, that the city light horse were held in readiness to March to the army, whenever I should signify the necessity of their services—I am to inform your Excellency, that in the present posture of things, they would be of very great utility, and therefore I should be glad, they might march as speedily as convenient. If they come I hope they will be able to...
[ Richmond, 16? June 1780 . JHD Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) , May 1780, 1827 edn., p. 50 (16 June): “The Speaker laid before the House, a letter from the Governor, enclosing several letters and papers from a committee of Congress, on the present state of the army.” Not located. Enclosures: presumably the Committee...
Philadelphia, 16 June 1780 . Acknowledges TJ’s “Despatches” of 9 June. They have been referred to Board of War and Committee on the Post Office. Encloses resolutions of Congress of 14 June authorizing Gen. Gates to call on Virginia and other southern states for militia and supplies and recommending those states to give every assistance in their power to carry into execution “such Measures as...
You will proceed with the riders provided for you, stationing one at every forty miles or thereabouts from hence to the vicinity of the British army in Carolina where you will continue yourself, observing their movements and when their importance requires it, communicating them to me. Instruct your riders to travel by night and day without regard to weather giving and taking way bills...
The tardiness and incertainty of intelligence from the Southern states, and the very interesting situation of things there at present have induced me to send Colo. Monroe, a sensible, judicious, and confidential person, to the neighborhood of the hostile army, for the purpose of collecting and communicating notice of their movements. He is attended by a sufficient number of expresses to...
The assembly (on your letter being laid before them) having taken off the restraint of their resolution leaves us free to follow our own judgment which coincides with yours as to the inexpediency of calling the officers to the barracks. This measure may therefore be dispensed with, and the rather as no intelligence gives reason to apprehend that the enemy have ventured to make them an object...