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For upwards of three Months past Colo. Washington has labour’d under a Bloudy Flux, about a week ago his Disorder greatly increas’d attended with bad Fevers, the day before yesterday he was seiz’d with Stitches & violent Pleuretick Pains upon which the Docr Bled him and yesterday he twice repeated the same operation. This Complication of Disorders greatly perplexes the Doctr as what is good...
Letter not found: from Robert Stewart, 21 July 1756. On 22 July 1756 GW wrote to Stewart: “This instant I received yours of yesterdays date.”
Letter not found: from Robert Stewart, 5 Sept. 1759. On 28 Sept. Stewart wrote to GW : “On the 5th of this Month I wrote you.”
Letter not found: from Robert Stewart, 23 May 1756. On 26 May 1756 GW wrote to Stewart : “I received yours of the 23d instant.”
From the bottom of a heart that overflows with Joy I beg leave to offer my Congratulations on your happy Election! doubly so in it’s manner, which considering the vast majority of votes, your absence and your having so long Commanded the whole of that Country in the worst of times, must greatly redound to your honour; and in all human probability will be thrice happy in it’s consequences....
Yesterday about noon we arriv’d at this place where the loss of some Waggon Horses, want of Provisions for the Waggoners, and Forrage for the Horses oblig’d me to remain last night, I this morning sent to Reconnoitre Cedar Creek which is found immensely swell’d by the heavy Rains and deem’d impassable so that we are likely to remain here at least for this Day. I flatter myself that the Success...
With a heart that overflows with Gratitude I return my most unfeign’d thanks for that fresh mark of your true Friendship and Noble generosity to me, so amply evinc’d in your’s of the 20th Ulto which I yesterday had the infinite pleasure of receiving, But I should never forgive myself if I should by making use of your uncommon goodness, in the least degree embarrass, much less cause a material...
We are inform’d that a vagancy has lately happen’d in your Regiment, by the Resignation of Ensign McCarty, and begs leave to Recommend the Bearer Mr Speake, a young Gentn who has ever since he join’d us, made the study of his Profession the principal object of his care and attention; he has with chearfulness undertaken and with the utmost Spirit and alacrity executed, every kind of Duty that...
Just now an Express arriv’d from Winchester with the Inclos’d Letter, the Cover of the Governor’s was quite to Pieces before it came to hand I observe it contains some Commissions I hope mine is amongst them as no body here has any accots from Virginia, I beg you’ll be so good as to let me know the News by first oppy. I wrote you yesterday Just as I was getting ready to March relative to...
A Light Horse man was just setting out for Loyalhannan with an accot of what things could be procur’d here in a short time for our Men when yours of the 21st Inst. by Mr Grant came to hand upon rect of it I immediatly applied to the General for a Party to Winchester to Escort up the Necessaries but he told me it was impossible —therefore I gave the Returns to Speirs & Smith with Directions to...
Yours of the 27th & 28th Inst. I was favour’d with —Since my last the Enemy have been within five Miles of us on the opposite side of the River where they kill’d one Man & Captivated three Children, the day before yesterday Nine Indians were seen on the Main Road they have attempted nothing on this side the River nor has any of our Parties who are constantly out yet had the good Fortune of...
Last night 37 Waggons with Muskett Ball came here from Fort Frederick 18 of which were unloaded here and returns to Fort Frederick for more the other 19 proceeds to Fort Cumberland, Govr Sharpe desir’d Captain Ware Commandg the Escort to apply to me for a small Reinforcement to the Convoy now going to Fort Cumberland I have added a Serjeant & 12 to it which makes it near 50 Effectives. Lieut....
I last night had the pleasure of receiving your very agreeable and obliging favour by Mr Gist, 15 of the men that he brought down with him Join’d to the old Guard Escorts the waggons with the Remainder of the Ball to Fort Cumberland. Jenkins with a Corporal & 6 Horse set out from here highly pleas’d with his Escort[.] I gave the Corporal orders to see him over Spring Gap Mountain and much...
Since my last nothing remarkable has come to my knowledge—’ere now I imagine youll have a perfect accot of the affair at Loyalhannan which here still remains an impenetrable Secret. Stalnaker brought up some Cabbages & Putatoes for you which I in your name sent to the Generals—Colo. Byrd has procur’d some Forrage for your Cow & Calf and we will take particular care of them—As the weather is...
Agreeable to your desire I send you Inclos’d a List of such things as the Regiment is most and in immediate want off, I could not get an accot of their cost, but it may be known from the Commissioners for exaiming the Regimental accots who no doubt are poss’d of the original accots Colo. Byrd gave in I likewise transmit you my Sentiments on the affairs we talk’d off at parting, which I fear...
Your favour of yesterday’s Evening was handed me this morning before Reville Beating—In answer I beg leave to assure you that should that formidable Body of Indians attempt this place I will exert myself to the utmost in giving them a proper Reception. It was sometime after dark before the Junction of the little Partys that compose my small Command could be effected, then I did not loose a...
For near Four Months past Colo. Washington has Labour’d under a Bloudy Flux which till of late he did not conceive could be productive of those bad consequences it now too probably will terminate in, at least he would not be prevail’d upon in any Degree to abate the exertion of that steady Zeal for the Interest of the Service he in so emenent a manner has always been remarkable for, however...
I sent to the Fort for a Return of the Troop, and was informd that it was included in the General Return, which was regularly Transmitted You; however if you choose to have a seperate Return of the Troop including the small Detachmt at the Grass Guard, You’ll Please singifie it by Mr Boyd’s return hither, and I shall be particularly carefull in having it done exactly to your Orders. As Colo....
I arriv’d here last night where I found Colo. Stephens, Mr Boyd & Mr Gordon, and as the latter returns immediatly to Fort Cumberland Colo. Stephens thinks it unecessary to send any Express; I by Mr Gordon send for Serjt Hughs and a return of the Troop, which when recd will transmit ⅌ first oppy or by Express if any other Papers should ere then come to hand, there’s no Letters but those...
Inclos’d are Returns of the First V. Regt and the Stores here, the former left for you to Sign the other sign’d by Mr Smith I likewise take the liberty of Inclosing you a Copy of my accots relative to the Troop, if any thing can be done I hope you will Please remind the Governor and Assembly that I nor my Officers have never received any Pay, allowance for Horses, Bat or Forrage Money and the...
Your affectionate and obliging Letter of the 18th Inst. I with infinite pleasure received the very genteel manner in which those fresh marks of your disinterested Friendship are therein given at once Demonstrate your refin’d Sentiments of that Celestial virtue so rarely found genuine in this world and your steady perseverence in the prosecution of it—If I know anything of myself I think no...
I had the extreme pleasure to receive your most affectionate Letter containing the Joyous accot of the Election, than the pleasing circumstances of which nothing could have afforded more solid satisfaction[.] Two days preceedg the 18th the Adjutant applied to me for leave to return to Winchester which I absolutely refus’d, however in about 20 hours an Express brought me a positive Order for...
At Doctr Walker’s In Albermarle Coty My Dear Sir Janry 25th 1762. Soon after our last very mortifying Parting I was attackd with a Rheumatism which confind me till some Time after I had the infinite pleasure to hear of your being so much recover’d as to be in condition to return home —So soon as I got able to ride I went to Petersburgh where I put myself under the Direction of Doctor Jamison...
I had the extreme pleasure of receiving your very agreeable favour by Mr Boyd and beg leave to present my hearty Congratulations on your happy union with the Lady that all agree has long been the just object of your affections—may you long enjoy all the Felicity you propos’d by it, or that Matrimony can possibly afford—Be so good as to offer my Complements in the most respectful and obliging...
I was detain’d at Philadelphia some time after Date of my last to you (by Mr Jo: Watson) however we at length embarkd, on the 28th of October we lost sight of the American Coast and after a Passage of 35 Days in which we had very boisterous weather and two dreadfull Storms on the French Coast from which we with the utmost difficulty escap’d Ship wreck, we arriv’d at Dover, where we gladly...
I did myself the great pleasure to write you by Mr Jo: Watson from the Camp near Staunton from which we mov’d the day following, and after a tedious and fatigueing March we arriv’d last week at this our most advanc’d Post, about three hundred Miles from Winchester. Major Lewis March’d from hence yesterday with 3 Compys to open the Road leading to Holston’s River, the Colonel myself and 5...
Camp at Stalnaker’s on Holstein River My dear Colo. 20th July 1761 Two days after the Date of my last we March’d from Fort Chiswell (where Stephen, Woodward & their Compys remain) and after a March of six Days we Joind Majr Lewis at this place where I understand a Post is to be Built. On the 16th two runners from the little Carpenter came into Camp, the Day following himself with 42 of his...
I just recd yours of yesterday by Rollines and upon Examination it appears that what he complain’d off to you are literally as follows Vizt. Amongst the other precautions I had taken to prevent Drunkeness and Irregularity which by Rollines’s means then became prevalent amongst the Soldiers here, I order’d the Officer of the Guard to visit the Tippling House every Night sometime after Tatoo...
In my last which has distanced this much farther than I intended I gave you a circumstantial Detail of Lord Egmont’s Plan, the motives that induc’d us to Join him, and the various Causes that occasioned it’s overthrow; upon which, we resum’d our originial Claim at the Board of Trade, where it was intimated to us by the First Lord Commissioner that, had we stood upon our own Legs, we might...
Yesterday afternoon an unexpected occurrence brought in part a very extraordinary Scheme of Villainy to Light —The Girl kept by the Quartermasr had some difference with Bonnel a soldier that waited on Hamilton, Bonnel reported that Hamilton in Compy with Jones (late Serjt) went off wt. an intention not to return; upon which I order’d a Court of enquiry & Inclose you a Copy of it’s Proceedings...