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I send your Excellency a York paper of the 13th Inst. The bearer has charge of a letter from Sir Guy Carleton to His Excellency Monsr de la Luzurne and two to Major Gordon. There is a fleet prepairing to Sail and a verry hot press in New York. we cannot learn whether the fleet has Sailed which has lain Some time at the Narrows. at this time I have every man in the detachment Employed in cuting...
A few days since I took a person who lives on New York Island. I permited him to return for the purpose of gaining some intelligence from the Enemy. he has returned and reports as follows. That two British Regiments with about 600 Grenadiers under the Command of General Fox lie at & near fort Washington. Col. Worm Corps and the Hanoverians lie about 1/4 of a mile in the Rear of Morriss House...
J’ai reçu la lettre que Votre Excellence m’a fait l’honneur de m’ecrire le 5 de ce mois avec l’intelligence que vous avez recue de Newyork. Je serois infiniment obligé a Votre Excellence si vous voulies bien prendre la peine de vous informer quel est le nombre et la force des Vaisseaux qui restent a Newyork, quels sont les 14 qui ont mis a la voile, la quantité de provisions dont ils sont...
I have received your Letter of the 23d Ulto from Berkeley; & am sorry to find that your fever & pain in the Breast still continues—If they should not have left you ’ere this gets to hand, you had, in my opinion, best take a trip to the Southward—Doctr Craik advises one to the West Indies, if there is the least appearance of the disorder falling upon your Lungs. the only objection I see to this...
MS ( LC : Madison Papers). See Notes on Debates, 4 November 1782 , ed. n. Immediately preceding the entry for 14 November, JM wrote, “Wednesday 13 Novr. no Congress.” The proceedings were confined to the report of the Committee on the case of Vermont entered on the Journal. As it was notorious that Vermont had uniformly disregarded the Recommendation of Congress of 1779, the report which...
RC ( LC : Madison Papers). Cover missing. Docketed by Randolph, “James Madison Novr. 14. 1782.” Below this date JM added, probably many years later, “to E. Randolph.” By a line dropped for the post, tho’ perhaps too late to get into the mail, and by another by Dr. Tucker who soon followed, I informed you of the reappointment of Mr. Jefferson, that the act passed unanimously & without even an...