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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.
His Excellency directs that the Detachment which may be call’d for by the Quarter Master General from Col. Hazen’s Regt should be furnish’d to conduct an Impress under his direction. I am Sir your humble Servt NHi : Hugh Hughes Papers.
Under the present circumstances of transportation from Connecticut, I should advise, that Mr Pomeroy should be sent immediately back to the several Towns, to announce the distresses of the Army for the want of that provision, the certainty of payment for the transportation, and the approach of a military force to carry into execution the impress of the Civil Majestrate—While this is doing, the...
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...
His Excellency very much approves your plan of bringing down the shad daily—only taking care to give each Cargo as much salt as will secure them against a passage longer than the common calculation. The Magazine at West point is in a more deplorable condition for want of a covering of Boards. The last Storm has damaged the Ammunition considerably and now the Water has found its way in, very...
Your favor of this date is just received—I know not who has the Direction of the shad fishery; & if I did have no authority to put the Business in a new train. The Pettiaugers I can order to be got ready to sail at a moment’s warning: and for the security of the fish against the accident you mention (which however can scarcely happen) each boat may take & keep on board a barrel or two of...
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 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...
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...
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...