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The Savages have killed & taken three men since my last. Col. Gibson still continues to counteract me, and the officers who favored his claim refuse my orders. Others refuse his, and things are in the utmost confusion. Mr Fowler has wrote me repeated insolent Letters, denying the right of any person to act as Judge advocate but himself. I intend to take no notice of him at present; lest he...
I wrote your Excly yesterday that my indisposition had prevented my going below for the Better Intilegence. allthough far from well I rode down this Morning and am now able to Inform your Excly with certainty respecting the Troops that arrive with Adml Hood—the y are three regts as they Call them selves—but not exceeding five hundred in the Whole and hardly a well man amongst them they were...
I do myself the Honor to enclose You a list of the Vessels that have sailed from this port for the Head of Elk, ammounting in the whole to 1,012 Tons, which I hope are arrived before this. About 300 Tons of Shipping are now in the Harbour discharging their Cargoes, including a Galley of four 18 Pounders, belonging to the merchts of the Town, who have had her sometime under repair, she is not...
I had the Honor to send you two Letters this Morning by Major Clerkson. This will be delivered you by Mr Audibert the Paymaster and encloses No. 1 a Copy of my Letter to him & No. 2 a Copy of my Letter to the Count de Rochambeau. As it was not in Contemplation to make any Payments to the Civil Staff of the Detachment so the Heads of the Departments have made their seperate Applications to me...
Permit me most sincerely to congratulate you on the arrival of the french Fleet and to express my warmest Wishes for the Success of your future operations. As soon as I arrive at Philadelphia I shall give Directions for the Deputy Paymaster to repair to the Head of Elk and make Payment of a Month’s Pay in Specie to the Detachment un der the Command of Genl Lincoln. I wish the States had...
The bearer Mr Audibert will deliver you five hundred Guineas as for secreet Service Money according to the request made in your Letter of the 17th of August last from Dobbs’s Ferry. I had directed Mr Audibert to bring with him the ballance which might remain of the 20.000 Dollars after paying the Troops, but upon Consideration I think it will be best if there be any Ballance that it should be...
Several Worthy People & particularly the Romish Priest and Mr Fitzsimmons have interested themselves in favour of a Criminal under Sentence of Death for Desertion, I dont know his name but he is in Philada Goal—your Excy is the best judge of propriety in such cases and I am Sensible of the impropriety of such applications but as I promised to speak to your Excy & took the opportunity I desired...
A number of Recruits that have been lately raised within this State to complete the Delaware Regiment are now at Christiana Bridge ready to march to the Southward and join the Army, could they be supplied with some necessary Cloathing, which this State is unable, at present, to procure. Capt. McKennan, the officer under whose Command they are, informs me, that the Articles essentially...