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For the Day Tomorrow Brigadier General Paterson Colonel Nixon Lieutenant Colonel Littlefield Major Maxwell Brigade Major Darby DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Both your favors of the 17th & 22nd. ult I had the pleasure to receive about the latter end of the month, since which this place has been a Scene of Confusion and distress. The Inhabitants flying for Shelter to the Interior part of the state, and the Militia moving up with a tardiness which has given me more real Concern than the Enemys depradations have done as It evinces either disaffection...
Yesterday my Intelligencer from The Highlands of Neversink Informed me of The Approach of a Considerable Fleet from the Southward to Sandy Hook—& allso of a Considerable fleet Coming down from New York But Could not be particular in either as The Rear of Neither of the fleets was Come Too—The Fleet from New York I am Assured from good Authority has Troops on Board for Carolina and I belive to...
The State of our provisions to the northward during our late alarms there detaind me much longer in that Quarter than I expected, I now however think I may venture to offer on to your Excellency, except in the article of beef, for which we must depend on other States, there is every probability they will during the course of the winter, be tolerably supplyd; these alarms having in many...
Upon a full view of what (from the Returns) must be the state of our Army when the Levies leave it the first of January—and of the little prospect there is of getting the places of many, if any of them supplied by that time—and when the importance of West point and the Southern communication with it is taken into consideration I can think of no better disposition of the Army for Winter...
Your favor of the 12th 14th and 29th ulto all came to hand by yesterdays post. How the two first were so long on the way I cannot tell. The disagreeable intelligence contained in them had reached me from other quarters. The blow upon the Western Frontier will be severely felt by us in the course of the Winter. Indeed I know not how we are to make up the disappointment in the Bread of that...
A Fever having confind me to my lodgings some days, debar’d me of the pleasure of waiting on your Excellency, and of making a Verbal instead of A written application to you in behalf and for the use of the State of South Carolina. Your Excellency has been partly a Witness to the unavoidable delays I have met with here, proceeding from a three months spell of Easterly winds and not sufficient...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, Copies of several Acts of Congress, of the 4th, 7th, 9th & 10th Instant. By that of the 4th, the several States therein mentioned, are called upon to levy a Tax equal to six Millions of silver Dollars, to be paid partly in specific Articles of Provision, & partly in Money, at the Times & in the Manner expressed. By the Act of the 7th, (a Copy of...
In answer to your Letter of the 10th I can only observe: that it is not in my power to give any particular explanation to the views of Congress in the establishment of the Regiment of Artificers, beyond what is expressed in their Act. Nor do I know, with precision, what proportion of Artillery or Quarter Master Artificers may be necessary with the Army. I would therefore wish you to have a...
Your Excellencys favor of the 6th Instant I had the honor to recieve last night. I have had several emissaries on the Grants since my last letter, they have all returned but with out that full Information which I expected, some of these have obtained the Inclosed copies of letters, the first of which is an answer to one Carried into Canada by the suspected person, at least so the reports...