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The enemy the day before yesterday made a forward movement to Springfield which they burnt and retired to Elizabeth Town point. The same evening they crossed over to Staten Island and there are a great many concurring circumstances which make it probable we shall next hear of them on the North River. As you are at West Point, The General wishes you to remain there till the present appearances...
Whippany [ New Jersey ] June 25, 1780 . Describes movements of the two Armies. States doubt concerning enemy’s objective, but believes that it is probably West Point. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Copy: Library of Congress I received yours inclosing a very obliging Letter from Mr. President Banks. The Congress cannot be said to have ordered the Instructions I gave, tho’ they would no doubt have done it, if such a Thing had been mentioned to them. It is therefore not proper to use any farther Endeavours to procure a Medal for them. I do not indeed perceive that one is intended for me as...
LS : Columbia University Library; two copies: Library of Congress Mr. Ross having been employed by the Committee of Commerce to purchase Goods for the Use of the Army, has advanced and engaged his Credit for near 20,000£ Sterling more than he has been supply’d with by that Committee; several ships they had sent with Tobacco for that Purpose having been taken, and what arriv’d having been...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je fais de mon mieux pour pallier & exténuer ici le mal de Charlestown; & j’y reussis passablement. Si je pouvois produire un mot de votre part sous les yeux de notre ami là-dessus, ce ne seroit pas mal. Il craint que cela n’ébranle la constance du Congrès: & je m’évertue à le rassurer là-dessus. Je fus avant hier matin chez le Prince de Galitzin Envoyé...
Copy: Library of Congress Vous savés, Monsieur, que j’ai donné des Ordres le 1er. avril dernier pour qu’il fût delivré au Capitaine Paul Jones, des Magazins de l’Artillerie du Port Louis, pour être embarqués sur la Fregate l’Alliance en Armement à l’Orient; 15. mille Fusils de Soldat et cent Milliers de Poudre; il a été deja remis 67. Caisses de fusils et 20. Milliers de Poudre. Mais une...
ALS : American Philosophical Society In consequence of the Note that you forwarded me with two Letters, one adress’d to the Honble. Cap: Landais late Commander of the Ship Alliance, and the other, to Lieutent. James Degge and the other Officers of the said Ship I gave immediate advice of their reception and that I was ready to deliver them agreeable to my instructions. No other notice being...
(I) Copies: American Philosophical Society, Library of Congress, Archives Nationales; press copy: Library of Congress; (II) copy: Archives Nationales J’ai eu l’honneur, Monsieur, de vous marquer par ma Dépêche du 26. May 1779, que Je chargeois les Administrateurs de la Guadeloupe, de regler, d’après les Connoissances qu’ils pourroient se procurer sur les Lieux, L’indemnité que le Roy vouloit...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Bien vivement penétré Des Soins, que Votre exellence, a pris La peine de Se Donner a mon occasion; je Serois bien enchanté que vous Daignassiéz reçevoir L’etendue de ma vive reconnoissance, qui egaleroit Les biens faits Signalés, que j’ai eprouvés de votre Bonté et qui ne Sortira jamais de ma mémoire. L’objet qui m’intéresse, est le Certificat que vous à...
10General Orders, 25 June 1780 (Washington Papers)
The Troops to March and the Park to move tomorrow morning four o clock by the Left—Stark’s brigade to take Post on the left of Hand’s when it arrives. Such of the Troops as may want Provisions are to draw and Cook this evening. The Brigades to Post proper Picquets for their own security and to prevent their Soldiers straggling. The General earnestly requests officers of all ranks to prevent as...