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Jai L’honneur d’informer otre Excellênce qu’une partie des farines qui avoient eté achetées dans L’etat de Newyorck pour L’approvisionnement de L’Escadre du Roi, ont eté arretees par ordre du Gouverneur de cet Etat pour etre employées a pourvoir aux besoins de votre armée. Ce motif est trop respectable pour que je me permette aucune plainte a cet egard; cependant j’observerai a votre...
As one of the Jersey Regts are about to be reduced of course it must make one Supernumery Surgeon. Barnet the Eldest Dunham the next & Elmer the 3rd. Elmer wishes to continue Barnet & Dunham agrees he should the contest between Barnet and Dunham which has the right of retireing Dunham claims it upon the principles of being the next youngest. If your multiplicity of more important matters will...
A few days since—by the Chevr De Chatteleaux I had the honor to receive your favor of the 19th of March introductory of him, and thank you for bringing me acquainted with a Gentleman of his merit, knowledge, and agreeable manners. I spent several days very happily with him at our Camp near the Great Falls of Passaic in New Jersey before the Army removed to its places of Cantonment the...
I am extremely unhappy that our want of Magazines, and precarious mode of supply, subject us, to such repeated inconveniencies and distresses; but hope the flour from Ringwood or Red hook will arrive soon, to give at least a temporary relief. By the general Return of the Issues, I observe the number of Rations to be much greater than I apprehended, & that they do not diminish in the...
The last evening I was honored with yours of yesterday shall attend to its injunctions. Enclosed is Major Darbys opinion of the model of a flat bottom’d boat of the best construction for the convenience of men and transportation of the boats on Carriages. Capn Welles who has the charge of the Guards Boats informs me that the number of boats is insufficient and that additional ones of a proper...
At a time when the Army is about to undergo a material change—When Congress and the States individually are disposed to establish it up on the best principles for the equal Administration of justice, and the preservation of the rights of the Officers, I am persuaded it will not be deemed presumptuous in me to offer any opinion, which in my judgment, may serve to promote either of these ends...
I had the honor to receive your Excellency’s favor of the 14th by the Chevr du Plessis. It is not in my power to determine whether it was the intent of Congress to extend the allowance of half pay for life to those Gentn who hold Brevet Commissions in the American Army and at the sametime retain their Ranks and are actually employed in that of their own Country. Should it however be the sense...
By the resolve of Congress of Novemr 10th 1780, the Commander in Chief is to determine what horses are "absolutely necessary" to be retained for public use with the troops. I have therefore made out the following list on which you will be pleased to obtain his Excellency’s decision. At the posts in the highlands No. of horses allowed General Heath & family General Howe & family General Parsons...
Inclosed are the Returns called for in your Excellency’s letter of the 27th ulto. Colo. Sheldon is directed to make that of his Regiment immediately to you—That, with those now transmitted, will, I believe, include all the Men belonging to the State of Connecticut, who are serving in any department of the Continental Army. I have the honor to be with very great Respect Your Excellency’s Most...
MS (Virginia State Library). In this instance, unlike on 25 September ( q.v. ) when JM forwarded an expense account to the Virginia Auditors of Public Accounts, he either wrote no covering letter to them or it has been lost. The statement given below covers the quarter from 20 September to 20 December 1780 and is taken from a double-size master sheet on which Madison recorded his debits and...