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Permettes moi Monsieur de vous adresser une lettre pour le Marquis De La Faiette, ne sachant ou il est; je ne veux point importuner son Excellence dans un moment ou tant d’affaires l’accablent. M. de Closen Aide de Camp de M. Le Comte de Rochambeau lui porte des depêches Importantes; M. Le Marquis de Laval paroit destiné a Comander un detachement de Grenadiers, et chasseurs de L’Armée...
New Windsor [ New York ] February 26, 1781 . Denies any intention of wishing to endanger French fleet. Hopes for success of expedition sent to Virginia. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New Windsor [ New York ] February 26, 1781 . States that the southern situation is alarming. Regrets that a regular and permanent force was not established in the South. Explains why French cannot comply with Congress’s request to transport French troops to the South. Is ordering the Pennsylvania troops to the South. Describes Virginia expedition. Suggests sending American frigates, now in...
New Windsor [ New York ] February 26, 1781 . Explains difficulties that will probably arise in trying to exchange the prisoners at St. Augustine. Df , in writings of Tench Tilghman and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Mathews was a member of Congress from South Carolina.
New Windsor [ New York ] February 26, 1781 . Denies any intention of wishing to endanger French army. Reports on situation in South. Df , in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
ALS : American Philosophical Society Je viens de recevoir deux petites caisses Emballés que Mr. Grand de Paris ma fait parvenir, avec avis de les garder et d’en suivre vos ordres. Je vous prie, en me les faisant passer, d’observer, qu’il est indispensable de me faire passer une Declaration de ce que ces deux Caisse renferment, et Eviter qu’elles ne soient arrestée dans quelque Doüane dans leur...
Your Excelency may remember, that when I had the honour to wait on you at White Plains 1778, Your Excelency desired me not only to give you intelligence from this quarter and Canada, &c., but also to give my opinion in matters relating to the publick cause. And though I am sensible my capasity is very small, and my Judgment weak, yet possibly I may, in writing a sheet, say something that will...
I am this day honored with your letter of the 20th. I beg you to be persuaded that in my proposition to you through His Excellency The Count De Rochambeau, nothing was more remote from my wish than that you should take any steps which might in the least endanger the fleet under your command. Supposing you to have possessed a temporary superiority if you had thought it safe to employ it in the...
On the 26th of last month, I had the Honor to receive Your Excellency’s Obliging Favor of the 9th, which I should have done myself the pleasure of acknowledging before, but was waiting for an opportunity to send it to Alexandria for the Post. The mutiny in the Pennsylvania line, tho I have heard that it has been accomodated, gives me great concern, both from the danger of the Precedent, and as...
I had the honor of receiving last night, your Excellency’s two letters of the 20th instant, one of them in Congress, with their inclosures. The situation of the Southern states is alarming—the more so, as the measure of providing a regular and permanent force was by my last advices, still unattempted, where the danger was most pressing and immediate. Unless all the states in good earnest enter...