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I have this day recieved the Letter, which You did me the Honour to write me on the sixteenth instant. I beg You, Sir, to accept of my sincere Thanks for this Instance of your Attention to the United States of America. I have long desired the Honour of an Acquaintance with the Baron Van der Capellan, whose virtuous Attachment to the Rights of Mankind, and to the Cause of America, as founded in...
[ Preakness, New Jersey, October 22, 1780. On November 12, 1780, Schuyler wrote to Hamilton : “Both your favors of the 17th & 22nd, ult I had the pleasure to receive about the latter end of the month.” Letter of October 22 not found. ]
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 22, 1780 . Has been directed by Congress to order a court of inquiry into Gates’s conduct as “Commander of the Southern Army.” States that Major General Nathanael Greene has been instructed to take over Gates’s command during inquiry. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 22, 1780 . Orders Greene to assume the command of the southern army until an inquiry has been made into Major General Horatio Gates’s conduct in the southern campaign. Orders Greene to appoint the court of inquiry. LS , in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 22, 1780 . Orders Harrison to proceed south with Major General Nathanael Greene to reorganize the corps of artillery. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Harrison was a colonel of the First Continental Artillery.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 22, 1780 . Has appointed Major General Nathanael Greene to assume command of the southern army until completion of inquiry into Major General Horatio Gates’s conduct. Recommends Greene, but states that the difficulties which Greene will meet can be overcome only with Congress’s support. Asks Congress to approve sending Baron von Steuben south to reorganize the...
[ Preakness, New Jersey ] October 22, 1780 . Directs Skinner to propose exchanging Brigadier Generals William Thompson and Louis Le Bèque Du Portail and Major General Benjamin Lincoln for Major General William Phillips and Baron von Riedesel. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 22, 1780 . States that, if Congress approves, Baron von Steuben is to march south with Major General Nathanael Greene. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ Robinson’s House , Highlands, New York, October 22, 1780. On October 24, 1780, Varick wrote to Hamilton : “I wrote You on the 22nd.” Letter not found. ] Varick, a native of Hackensack, New Jersey, was admitted to the bar in New York City in 1774. On June 28, 1775, he enlisted as a captain in the New York Regiment and in June, 1776, became a military secretary to General Philip Schuyler, H’s...
Copy: Library of Congress Je prends la liberté de vous envoyer cy joint diverses Piéces que je viens de recevoir de Messrs. de Segray & Co. par les quelles vous verrez que l’Ordre que vous avez bien voulu m’accorder pour le Transport des Salpêtres de St. Malo à l’Orient, ne suffit pas et qu’on m’en demande un de Messrs. les Fermiers généraux des cinq grosses Fermes.— Oserois-je vous prier,...