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I do myself the honor to transmit your Excellency a copy of the Cartel settled for the exchange and relief of prisoners taken in this department, and shall be happy if it meets your approbation. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
On examining the State of the Magazines here, I find that unless the most strenous exertions are made, to collect and forward to Camp, the supply mentioned in Mr Steven’s report, to Your Excellency of 24 April last the Army must be greatly distressed in a few days, there is not now more than two days supply On hand, and the only prospect of present relief is from the Western Towns in the State...
I had the honr to receive yours of the 2d instant, and entirely agree with you respecting Genl Greens impartiality on the subject aluded to—But was determin’d from the first to lay it before your Excelleny—when I left Town I wrote to Genl Green, by Colo. Henderson who was Exchangd for the proceedings—and he allso declair’d he would mention, my case to Genl Green in a very particular manner—I...
The papers of the Executive having been almost wholly lost in the visit which was made by General Arnold to this place, we are endeavouring to procure Copies of as many of them as we can. As the Correspondence with your Excellency is among the most important I am to solicit the Favor of you to permit the Bearer hereof Mr. Granville Smith to take Copies of any Letters with which you have been...
FC (Virginia State Library). Written by a clerk and directed to “His Excellency General Washington & the Honble Virginia Delegates in Congress.” The papers of the Executive having been almost wholly lost in the visit which was made by General Arnold to this place, we are endeavouring to procure Copies of as many of them as we can. As the Correspondence with Congress is among the most important...
Agreeabel to your Request I Send Inclosed A Return of the men of Capt. Spauldings Company Left at Wyoming with the number of Weomen and Children belonging to their Families as to their Circumstances I can only Say they Live in Hutts nigh the Fort and no Dependance for Subsistance only the Mans Labour the men have ben in Service near five years and would Wish to be Discharged. I am your...
Votre Excellênce sera informée incessament par M. Le Comte De Barras lui même, de sa nomination au commandement de L’Escadre du Roi, et de son arrivée a Boston. Le soin de deffendre les côtes d’Amerique ne pouvoit être confié a un officier plus distingué, et je m’honorerai de conduire sous lui l’avant garde des mêmes forces, dont Jai eû precedement le commandement en chef. J’ose croire que le...
I am informed that about 60 barrels of shad came down yesterday from Esopus. As this article of provisions is for an immediate supply, I beg leave to suggest the expediency of bringing down daily all that are caught. Two or three pettiaugers may be employed in this service; and with the wind as it is to day, they may run from Esopus to West Point in five or six hours; and if the wind be...
I do myself the honor to enclose you an Act of the United States, appointing Thomas Hutchins Geographer to the southern Army with the same pay and emoluments as are allowed to the Geographer to the main army. Mr Hutchins is a native of New Jersey and was many years in the English service where he held the rank of Captain and Engineer; But having suffered considerably for his attachment to the...
In my Letter of 27th ulto I was obliged to leave Your Excellency undecided on the Proposal you was pleased to make me in yours of the 16th. I have now the Honor to inform that I have determined to accept the Offer—provided your Excellency can dispence with a Delay which unavoidable Appointments of Public Business will occasion—these Appointments, made previous to your Excellencys Call with the...