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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...
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...
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...
By Inteligence from New York as late as Saturday (which I have every Reason to beleive) General Arnold was every Hour expected there to take Command of an Expedition. Admiral Arbuthnot is going to England his Officers refusing to serve with him since the Action with the french Fleet—his Baggage was landed. Admiral Graves who commands the Fleet was in New York on Saturday but expected to sail...
MS ( NA : PCC , No. 25, I, 411–16). According to the endorsement and the printed journal, this report was delivered on 2 May 1781 and approved by Congress on 28 May 1781 ( JCC Worthington Chauncey Ford et al ., eds., Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (34 vols.; Washington, 1904–37). , XX, 472, 551–55). As adopted by Congress, the letter is identical with JM’s report, except for...
26General 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...
27[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.
The Depositions of sundry Gentlemen respecting Edward Woneycott Master of the Flag of Truce Brig, Alert, lying at a Place called Cock and Dales , in what manner he conducted himself during the Time since the Brig was chartered to go to Charles Town as a Flag to carry Tobacco for the Use of the American Officers there. Capt. John Harris, being first sworn on the holy Evangelists of Almighty...