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I have received your favr of the 28th ulto on the Subject of the Exchange of Lt Govr Gadsden. I am at a loss to know what means will be fallen upon to procure the release of the Gentlemen in the Civil line who were made prisoners in South Carolina, as we have few or none of similar Ranks or circumstances in our hands, and our military Officers in captivity considerably exceeded those of the...
Your’s of the 2nd Inst. I recd this Morning 4 oClock, & be assur’d that ev’ry Attention in my power, shall be paid to the Movements of the Enemy, & the earliest Intelligence of the same forwarded to Head Quarters. Sir, I have the Honor to be Your most Obt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I had the Day before Yesterday the Honor to receive your Excellency’s Letter, dated the 8th August from Orange Town—It gave me infinite Satisfaction to find, you had baffled Sir Harry Clinton’s Designs, and was to all Appearance in so prosperous a Situation—Heaven grant you the greatest Honor and Success—As to the Situation of Affairs here, since my last Letter to Your Excellency of the 30th...
His Excellency General Comte de Rochambeau has this morning consented to Colo. Green’s Regiment joining the Army; I shall therefore order them to march as soon as possible; which I apprehend will be some time the next week. the Comte retains the three months militia from Massachusetts for the purpose of compleating the works at Butts’s hill. this militia consists of parts of five Regiments, as...
As I know the anxieties you must have felt since the late misfortune to the South, and our latter accounts have not been quite so unfavorable as the first, I take the liberty of inclosing you a state of this unlucky affair extracted from letters from General Gates, Genl Stevens, & Govr Nash, and taken as to some circumstances from an officer who was in the action. another army is collecting....
Several days ago I received a letter from the Honorable Mr Brearly, Chief Justice of Jersey, in which he mentions that "Complaint has been made to me, by a Member of the Legislature of Somerset County, together with other respectable Inhabitants, that a detachment of Major Lee’s light Dragoons have quartered themselves upon the Inhabitants of the County near Rockey Hill, without any order of...
I have been successively honored with your letters of the 25th 28th and 31st of the past month. A few days ago I moved the army to this place to cover a forage which we thought it adviseable to make in the lower parts of this county; which by its proximity to New York has afforded the enemy considerable supplies. Having effected our purpose, we shall tomorrow take a new position about two...
By a Vessel from Boston, that passed by the Vineyard, I hear that the English fleet sailed off, Southwestward, on the 30th P.M. which account confirms my Last Letter saying that they had not appeared since that time. I had not spoken to Your Excellency about the works going on at Howland’s ferry, to assure our communication with the Continent, because the militia have been very slow at it, and...
When I was first informed of the discontent that pervaded the whole of the Field Officers of the Pennsa line on acc’t of the appointment of Major MacPherson to a Command in the Light Infantry—it gave me much pain—but when I found the effect it had on their minds was such as would probably produce a General resignation—I felt every sensation that could possibly take place in a breast,...
The Bearers of your Letters have unfortunately called on me generally in the afternoon when it is impossible to consult the Council, and of course to answer you, which occasions a delay of answer. This was the case with Dr. Munro. I now inclose you an order for the medicine. We can furnish you with about 400 yds. of a coarse woolen which may be made to answer the purpose of blankets in the...
I am extremely mortifyed at the Misfortune incurred in the South and the more so as the Militia of our State concurred so eminently in producing it. We have sent from Chesterfield a week ago 350 regulars, 50 more march tomorrow, and there will be 100, or 150 still to go thence as fast as they come out of the Hospital. Our new recruits begin to rendezvous about the 10th: inst. and may all be...
It is not in my power to add any circumstance of consequence to those communicated to you by Genl. Gates, and as I suppose to the delegates of N. Carolina by Gover. Nash a letter from whom accompanies this, and I take for granted communicates the later intelligence which he was so kind as to transmit me at the same time. A force is again collected of between four and five thousand men...
Philadelphia, 3 Sep. 1780 . Circular letter to state executives enclosing resolve of Congress of 25 Aug. establishing as a general rule a policy theretofore employed in particular cases concerning “the rank of the Governors or Presidents of the several States whenever they shall act in the Field together, or in Conjunction with the Continental Army.” RC ( Vi ); 2 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed...
I received your Excellency’s favor of the 28th. of August on the 30th of the same month, and should have answered it immediately but that a previous enquiry was necessary what force we could certainly contribute to the enterprize proposed. I have it now in my power to inform you that a brig carrying 14. Guns, 4. pounders and two swift sailing armed boats shall be ready to join the force from...
I am much obliged by your Excellency’s favor of the 23rd ult. It contained much information, which I had not before received. The misfortune we have met with is indeed matter of great grief to me, and the more so as the militia of this state bore so eminent a share in producing it. It remains however that we look forward, and consider what is to be done to re-establish our affairs. I am happy...
I sincerely condole with you on our late Misfortune which sits the heavier on my mind as being produced by my own Country Men. Instead of considering what is past, however, we are to look forward and prepare for the future. I write Genl. Gates and Governor Nash as to Supplies and reinforcements. A New Body of 2000 Militia are ordered to you to rendevous at Hillsborough on the 25th October....
As I know the anxieties you must have felt since the late misfortune to the South, and our later accounts have not been quite so unfavorable as the first, I take the liberty of inclosing you a state of this unlucky affair extracted from letters from General Gates, Gen. Stevens, and Govr. Nash, and taken as to some circumstances from an officer who was in the action . Another army is...