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1General Orders, 10 May 1782 (Washington Papers)
Untill further orders no flagg from the Enimy at New York is to be received at any other place or post but Dobbs ferry on any business or pretext whatever nor is any Flag from us to them to be sent from any other place—Officers or others bringing dispatches from the Enemy are to be Stoped at Dobbs Ferry and their dispatches immediately forwarded to Head Quarters—It is expected that all...
Your letter of the 12th of April was long on its passage to me—I have endeavoured to recollect every circumstance respecting my employing ---- Hatfield for the purpose of obtaining intelligence, while the Enemy were at Elizabeth Town in the spring of 1780. what follows is the result. The Morning after I marchd the Troops from their Hutts near Morris Town, to oppose the advance of the enemy; &...
I had the honor last Evening to receive your Excellencys Letter of the 7th Instant; with the several papers inclosed. Ever since the commencement of the present War, my Conduct has borne invariably testimony against those inhuman Excesses, which in too many instances, have marked its various progress. With respect to a late transaction, to which I presume your Excellency alludes, I have...
I have given the most peremptory Orders, that no Flags from the Enemy shall be received at any other place, or post, but Dobbs’s Ferry, on any business or pretext whatever,and that no Flags from us to them, shall (for any reason however pressing) be permitted to pass to the Enemies Lines, except from the same place. This I thought essentially necessary for many Reasons, which I doubt not will...
I have given the most peremptory Orders, that no Flag from the Enemy shall be received at any other place or post but Dobbs Ferry, on any business or pretext whatsoever—and that no Flag from us to them shall, (for any reason however pressing) be permitted to pass to the Enemies Lines, except from the same place. You will take measures for carrying this Order effectually into execution, so far...
I do myself the honor to transmit to your Excellency the inclosed pap ers No. 1, 2, 3, 4,: they contain a con tinuance of the Correspondance which has been produced between me, General Robertson and Sir Henry Clinton in the case of Capt. Huddy—that from Sir Henry Clinton did not come to hand till some days after the receipt of General Robertsons Letter and after my reply to the latter . I am...
I have enclosed to your care Letters for Col. Canfield, and Major Woodbridge (the letter under a flying seal) forbidding Flags of Truce to be sent or received except by way of Dobbs Ferry. Similar instructions are given to the Commanding Officer in Jersey —And you will perceive that the same prohibition is announced to the Army in the Orders of this day. I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedt Servt MHi...
I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency the Copy of a Letter to Colonel Dayton, prohibiting the practice of sending Flags from, or receiving them at any place except the Post of Dobbs Ferry—This I thought essentially necessary for many reasons, which I doubt not will occur to your Excellency, and therefore request your aid in carrying the measure into effect, and that you will be...
I have received your favor of Yesterday, accompanying Dispatches from Sir Guy Carleton—and a Note from Majr Scott. I cannot omit to express to you the pleasure I have experienced from the propriety of your Conduct in stopping the Officer bearing the Flag, at your post, & your forwardg the Dispatches by an Officer of our own—I beg you to accept my sincere thanks on this Occasion. The inclosed...
I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency, the Copy of a Letter of this date to Colonel Canfield, prohibiting the practice of sending Flags from, or receiving them at any place except the Post of Dobbs’ Ferry—This I thought essentially necessary for many reasons, which I doubt not will occur to your Excellency, and therefore request your aid in carrying the measure into effect; and that...