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I have the Honor to inclose you a Resolve of the Council of War of this Date in Consequence of a Letter from the Committee of Congress of the Twelfth instant inclosing yours of the Eleventh, wherein the Committee most earnestly conjure us to send forward the Troops of this State without delay, the Council being apprehensive that the Measure taken by the aforesaid Resolve might interfere with...
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...
On friday last the enemy moved from Elisabeth Town point to Springfield, in considerable force, supposed about five thousand. The Bridge at Springfield was pretty obstinately defended by Col Angels’ regiment; nor was it gained by the enemy till near a contest of forty minutes. This Regt had about 40 killed and wounded. Our whole loss during the day does not rise much higher but from all the...
I am now to lay before your Excellency an Act of Congress of the 21st Instant by which you will be informed of the further Measures they have taken to obtain the necessary Information from Time to Time how far they may rely upon the several States for furnishing their several Quotas of Men, Money & Provisions called for by Congress or their Committee at Head Quarters. Your Excellency will also...
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...
I wrote Your Excellency an hour & half ago since have recd Yours by Lt. Keeler from Pequananck June 25—have ordered the Baggage between sidmans & Slats—& the Troops to take post at the Bridge about half way between suffrans & Slats—shall remain here for the present for sake of more conveniently hearing & communicating Intelligence—have desired Major Stagg to inform me of everything material. I...
The loss of Charles town and the army committed to my care are events so important in themselves and may be so interesting in their consequences to the united States that duty to your Excellency & a regard to my own reputation would lead me now to give you a minute detail of the serious circumstances which led here to but as Congress has directed a Court of enquiry into my Conduct during my...
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 have been honored with your Excellency’s favour of the 20th and 22d instants. I am exceedingly sorry to find you express a doubt of being able immediately to procure the number of 250 Waggons in the State of Pennsylvania—if we should be disappointed in that quarter, I know not where we are to apply. The Quarter Master General has, as you observe, a considerable number of Waggons laying idle...
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...