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Your much respected and highly Esteemed favour of the 4th of Septr. last we duelly received and after a due acknowledgment for its agreable Contents are not a little sorry to Informe you that it was not in our power to comply with your desire of shipping the articles you are pleased to order by our freind Mr. Smiths Vessell as she putt in at Ferrol and proceeded from thence back to America....
I am extremely sorry to have embarrassed you by my late application, and that you should think there are insuperable obstacles to a compliance with it. Having renounced my expectations, I have no other inducement for troubling Your Excellency with a second letter, than to obviate the appearance of having desired a thing inconsistent with the good of the service, while I was acquainted with the...
3[Diary entry: 2 May 1781] (Washington Papers)
May 2d. No occurrence of note. A very fresh and steady gale of Wind all day from the So. East. Upon its shifting (about dusk) it blew violently, & continued boisterous through the Night or greatest part of it.
4General Orders, 2 May 1781 (Washington Papers)
At a General Court Martial held at Westpoint the 24th April and continued by adjournments ‘till the 1st instant—Major Graham president. Ensign Murdoch McPherson of Colonel Hazen’s regiment, was tried, charged with "Neglect of duty in leaving the guard under his command (having Prisoners in charge) on his way to Easton, at which time a number made their escape. " The Court on consideration are...
I have the honour to inform you of my arrival yesterday at Middle-town through Danbury. this Road from King’s ferry to Middle town is much better than that through lin field and deserves to be preferred though there is neither hay or straw to be found in both roads. I Intend tomorrow to take notice of that from middle-town to Colchester which I am already informed of is very bad; but in case I...
I did myself the pleasure of writing to you the 28th of March last importing his Excellency’s surprize that the Jersey Brigade had not made returns to the orderly Office since the late arrangement took place in the army and desiring that you might be punctual in sending a Monthly state of the Line to the orderly Office so as to reach it by the last Saturday in every Month, yet no return has...
Mr Grieve will do himself the honour of waiting on you with this, and I take the liberty of assuring you in it, that he has on all occasions been the warm and zealous friend of America, and determined to make common cause with us, has lately become our fellow Citizen. He has an affair with respect to some lands, which I believe lie in your neighbourhood, and in which I hope you will be able to...
Doctor Jones, a Relation, & very particular Friend of mine, who has the honor of being known to you, & whose Principles in the present controversy, have been uniformly in favor of the Liberties of America—has a Brother Mr Evan Jones, who made a very considerable Settlement at Pensacola, before the commencement of this Dispute—the whole of which, he has lately sacrificed to the American cause....
The Board do themselves the honour to inclose you a Resolution of Congress of this date, relative to the sending 6,00 hogsheads of Tobacco from Virginia and Maryland to Charles Town; for the use of the Prisoners at that place, This resolution was founded on information, that the Governor of Virginia had been lately permitted this liberty in two different instances—If this point has not been...
Puisque Vous voulés avoir la bonté de vous interesser pour moy auprés de Son Excellence je ne demande point que l’on me gratifie de la peine et des risques que j’ai couru pendant mon voyage en Canada; Je m’estime assés honoré et tres Sattisfait d’etre Capable de porter les armes pour le Soutien de la cause presente. Je demande Seulement, Monsieur, que l’argent que J’ai depensé a mes propres...