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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...
I received your favor by Colo. Monroe , three days agoe at this place, where Genl. Caswell is posted with about 1500 Militia, and shall be very happy Sir in the Correspondence you propose: The Enemies Opperations in So. Carolina and their practices among the Country People on the Southern borders of this State are not a little alarming. Their nearest post to this place is at the Cheraw Hill on...
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.
at four oClock in the afternoon The fleet Laid at anchor oppersit Philips Where thay Landed abut Three Thousand Men as neer as I Could Judge I Saw them March up toward Tokeho the fleet Consists of Bet w een fifty or Sixty Vessels two frigates and the Other Cheafly Transports High Water aboutt Seven OClock this afternoon.Your Most Obedeant Humb: Servent N.B. if you Chuse to Send to me I Can Let...
A man from New York brings the following intelligence. Fryday last, went up the North River past Newyork one 44 Gun Ship three frigates and a bomb ketch 30 top sail vessels and 15 smaller ones with the light Infantry and Grenadiers on board, estimated at about 3 000. Saturday at two oClock 32 Sail went up the River, with the second division of the Army. This day at nine oClock upwards of...
The Council of War of this State met here on Yesterday. Learning that they had some new intentions with respect to Colo. Green’s Regt I omitted forwarding mine of the 23d which will be delivered with this. In the letter from Governor Greene your Excellency will find a Resolve of the Council of War of this date Recommending that I should order Colo. Green’s Regiment to march to the Grand Army...
Since I had the honor of addressing Congress on the 20th the following movements have taken place on the part of the Enemy and on our part. The conduct of the Enemy and our intelligence giving us reason to suspect a design against West Point, on the 21st—the Army, except two Brigades & the Horse (left under the command of General Greene to cover the Country and our stores) was put in motion to...
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...
hearing that the River is clear of the Enemy, I am thus far on my way to the Mouth of the Clove I shall reach it at sunset & halt for the Night, or, if it is thought best, halt here till night & make a Night March towards Kings ferry which will enable me to cross the River by Tomorrow Night—As the Wind is down the River I think there will be no Danger in attempting to pass tomorrow—I have sent...
I have just returnd here from Trenton which place I left last evening, at which time there had gone towards new Windsor by the back route 2213 barrells flour, and I believe that by this evening all will be in motion that was at Trenton amounting to about 3500 barrells including 445 which had arrived there from the Gentlemen directors of the bank form’d at Philadelphia. The teams which have...
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...
I think it my duty to acquaint your Excellency with the state of facts respecting Abm Veel now in provost for harbouring & encouraging those spies who were executed. No man in the world is more averse to schreening the guilty, & I think it equally my duty to assist in relieving the innocent. I have long been acquainted with Veel; his character has always been that of an innoffensive, peacable...
(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...
By the last Expresses from Captain Lawrence who commands a company of State Troops now stationed a Place called the Sloat 20 Miles below Kings Ferry I am inform’d the Enemies Shipping have all retired down to Fort Washington—they landed a Party of Refugees and Negroes at Cloaster Dock four Miles below the Stoat on Saturday Afternoon and burnt 6 or 7 Houses, and did other Mischief to the...
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...
25General 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...
Richmond, 25 June 1780 . Encloses “separate returns of the Officers of the Virginia, part of the first Regt. of Artillery, who are to be Actually in the Field the present Campaign—and of those who are to be otherwise situated, with notes signifying where they will be.” TJ may now distribute them according to the plan mentioned by him to Carrington a few days ago. RC ( Vi ); 3 p.; signed “Ed....
I have been honoured with your several Letters of the 17th—19th & 20, which the constant movements of the Army have prevented me from answering till this time. With respect to the subject of the first and of the Letter it inclosed for General Howe—I beg leave to inform the Board it had long since claimed my particular attention and every measure had been taken by me that appeared practicable...