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I am honord with your Letter of this Morning. It would give me very great pleasure to recommend to Congress an Officer of your Rank and Abilities—could I suppose that such a recommendation would have any weight in inducing them to accept those offers of Service which you Sir so generously make—to this Country—but I am sorry to say that the situation of our affairs at this time is Such that a...
I have received your favor of the 20th of February, by which, I am surprised to find that my letter of the 1st of November from York in Virginia, in answer to yours of the 22d of May and 7th of October last, had never reached you. I take the liberty of inclosing a Copy of it. You will perceive by a Resolve of Congress of the 19th of December last, of which I inclose you a Copy, that after the...
I have your favr of the 24th of January and your public and private letter of the 7th of February—It gives me the more pain to hear of your distresses for want of Cloathing or other necessaries, as you are at so great a distance that you cannot be suddenly relieved, even if we had the means. I am not however without hopes, that should the War be continued to the southward (of which I have my...
The inclosed will introduce you to the acquaintance of Colo. Rumney—& be the mean, I expect, of obtaining information of the situation, & circumstances attending Earl Tankerville’s Estate. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt Ser. CSmH .
I intend in a day or two to set out to join the Army on the North River and wish you at the same time to forward your Official Papers and send on some of the Gentlemen of your Office, but as the Adjutant Generals Department is not yet Arranged you are yourself to remain in Town untill it is compleated or untill you hear further from me. I am sr Yr Hble Servt P.S. I could wish your stay in this...
The Secretary at War having arrived from the Eastward, I expect to be able to finish my business with him in the course of a day or two; and shall be ready, if Congress see no further occasion for my stay in this City, to set out for the Army on the North River on Wednesday or Thursday next. I request the favor of your Excellency to honor me with the determination and Commands of Congress. I...
As the Season for Opening the Campaign now approaches, it becomes necessary that you collect and keep together the Officers and Men of the Regiment under your Command & hold them in readiness to march on the Shortest warning—I must also request that you will embrace every Opportunity the Weather affords to perfect the Regiment in its Discipline & Exercise. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
You will immediately have all the Recruits raised for the Pensilvania Line collected at the General Rendezvous and Armed & Equipped for the Field, and as fast as any more are recruited you will have them Collected and Equipped in the same manner. You will embrace every Opportunity to Exercise & Discipline the Recruits & have them held in readiness to March at the Shortest warning. I am &c. DLC...
I have the honor to enclose the Copy of a Return of the Non Commissioned Officers & Privates of the Pennsylvania Line now serving with the Southern Army—your Excellency will observe by the Note annexed to it, that the Return is not so compleat as could have been wished; but General Greene having proposed sending a perfect Return, as soon as it could be obtained—it will be communicated by the...
I have to acquaint you that I propose leaving town on Wednesday or Thursday next, & as I would wish to have you at the Army as soon as you have made the necessary arrangements for your department, I must desire you to acquaint me when you think you will be able to follow me. I am Sir, &c. MHi : Papers of George Washington.