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That your Memorialist in the year 1775 Joined General Montgomery at Montreal, against the Enemies of America, having then been shortly arived at that place from Spain; And Acted, in the American Army as Lieutenant and Adjutant in a Canadian Regiment raised under Col. Livingston & Proceeded with the Regiment to Quebec. Where he received a Seperate Command to Cut off the Supplies of the Enemy,...
In forwarding the inclosed Letter from one of the most experienced Generals of the Elector my Master I cannot prevail upon myself to forego so favourable an opportunity of testyfying to your Excellency the high Admiration I share in common with every body Living of the great talents by which you have distinguished yourself in the Course of a long & to all appearance very unequal Contest. Your...
In examining a connecticut paper in which is included a Resolution of Congress of the 22d March last Past, I observe the following paragaphing "That such officers as have retired at different periods intiteled to half pay for Life " &c. I have taken particular care to converse with the greater part of those concerned in Colo. Warners Rigiment who are inhabitants of this State, and find them...
Mrs Morris & myself accept most chearfully, the polite & Friendly invitation with which Mrs Washington & you are pleased to honor us, it is our intention to pay you a visit in a short time unless Congress should prevent it by removing themselves & You to this City previous to our journey. One part of our business at Prince Town is to entreat in person that our House may be Your’s whenever...
I received your Excellency’s Letter of the 31st Ulto & am always rendered particularly happy, whenever my conduct meets your approbation. I must acknowledge myself obliged by the advice contain’d in the latter part of the Letter relative to granting Passports to Persons going into the Country—protections I never presumed to give and generally informed the persons that the passes were not given...
My letter of the 18th of July to the Honorable the Secretary at War, (which he promises to shew your Excellency) will I hope explain to your satisfaction my reason for not writing you frequently: Since that time the Virginia Troops at this Post by order of General Lincoln have been discharged & paid four months agreeable to a Resolution of Congress of the 26th of May, without the most distant...
I have receivd your Excellencys favour with Collecter Martins Letter . I saw by my Papers which were directed to the President of Congress & my self to be transmitted to your Excellency—As the President is absent I thought it best to forward them immediately. You will probably understand the Matter better than I do but according to Appearances I thought the gentleman deserves all the...
This instant the bearer Captain Swiney informs me that he is setting out for Philada. I never was so hurryd in my life as I am at this moment, I could not however let him go without these few lines of introduction—You will find him my Dear Sir a worthy good nature and pleasant Man, and well intitled to the Civilities your Citizens may confer on him, I beg your attention to him in...
Your wished for and Most Heartly wellcome favours Have not this long while Reached me, and I most warmly Request You, my dear General, not to forget writing to a friend who loves you with a Filial and Unbounded Affection. this letter is Going By the September Packet, and Hereafter there will Be one Sailing Every month, By Which, While in Europe, I Shall most Exactly Advise my dear and...
I with pleasure took charge of sundry papers committed to my care by a Magistrate whose Name and talents are well known at St Domingo, in the Government of Port au Prince, I did propose to have the honor to deliver them myself but understanding that Congress made their Residence at Prince town—I thought I could not better answer the views of my employer than in transmitting them by the Post—I...
I have the honor to enclose the weekly return of the troops. On the 7th instant the remainder of the 3d Massachusetrs regiment arrived from the southward in a pretty healthy state, having left but few upon the road. The troops having been uncommonly sickly for this place, and a malignant putrid fever being among their disorders, I have fixed upon the barrack at Constitution Island as an...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the thirty first of last Month enclosing a Copy of that of the eighteenth from Colo. Varick. I know do myself the Honor to enclose Notes for eighteen hundred Dollars and am to request that when this Service shall have been compleated Colo. Varick will be directed to transmit his Accounts with proper Vouchers that they may be passed at the Treasury....
Under protection of your Excellencys passport I Left this place on the first Day of Last August With Intent to go to Niagara—in five Days I arived at oswego and prodused my passport to Capt. Gumersill Commanding the Garrison who would not permit me to proceed but In Contempt and Disregard to your Excellencys Written passport to me Detained me til; the Sacond Day of Septr following at Whitch...
La veneration que j’ay conçue pour Votre excellence par vos hauts faits comme citoyen, et general dont toute l’europe retentit, me fait prendre la liberte de vous propose une Republique que j’avais composé lors de votre revolution, la quelle Si j’avois eu le bonheur de pouvoir le faire alors, auroit evité bien du Sang votre nation n’auroit pas tardé a etre independante, elle Se Serait deja de...
I have been hon’d by your Excellency’s favour and am much obliged by the communication & indulgence that it conveys. I hope very soon to pay my Respects to you at Rocky Hill, which honour I should have long since done my self had I not thought it improper to leave this place until the matters committed to my charge were intirely clos’d. I have the honour to be with the greatest Respect Sir...
The Candour of your circular Letter has induced me, to address your Excellency with the few scattering Remarks, which I have made upon it, and hope out of your great good Nature, you will read them with Indulgence. I have waited with great Anxiety for a political Answer upon your circular Letter, which should point out more particularly the Method, in which your Recommendation might be brought...
The officers of my department and myself have waited patienly till now with the army that Congress be pleased to take a Resolution Concerning them and we would wait still longer if we were not in a particular situation—when the army or part of it shall be dismissed the american officers may go home when they please—but it is not so with us—your Excellency knows that we are almost all...
The Blankets & Osnabrigs were sent to the Care of Mr Richardson by a waggon which was going there & the Expence very little more than the freight would have been by water & wt. less risque—they were arrived safe & delivered to Mr Lund Washington. The other Articles orderd by you will be most or all of them procured in time to send by a vessel which is here from Potomack & shall be directed to...
Every publick acknowledgment of the essential Service, rendered our common Country by your Excellency during a doubtful War, has given me the most sensible Pleasure, and it has been among the gratifications of my Office, that its duties have priviledged my transmitting, the constant Sense Congress have maintained of your Excellency’s great Merit & good Conduct. I have now the additional...
I have the honor to enclose to your Excellency the last weekly returns of the troops. Since my last, I appointed a board to inspect the decrepid and infirm who were incapable of duty, which have reported sixty one to be discharged as unfit for service, one of them with a pension. I shall accordingly discharge them which I hope will have your Excellency’s approbation. We are busy in withdrawing...
I have the honor to send to your excellency, my observations while with genl baron de steubens; they are very Conteracted , and besides i cannot warant their exactness, owing to the general being in a very great haste, to get to Canada, we did not stop to any of those positions on lake champlain which it had been very interesting to examine; and I was not permitted to go on shore at l’isle aux...
I had the honor to receive your Excellency’s favor of the 12th instant since which I have caused the Glasses to be procured by Mr Fraunces as per inclosed Bill—The two pipes of wine were shipt on board the ship Hunter for Alexandria together with some Goods belonging to your Excellency that were in the care of Capt. Pemberton—the whole are directed to the care of Mr George Gray Merchant in...
By the Bearer Capt. Pinkney I return the Glass which your Excellency was so obliging as to lend me at the end of the last Campaign I should have forwarded it before had I not expected to have had an opportunity of presenting it in person—I have been confined for six day’s past to my Room with a severe ague & fever which paid me a visit every day—the Bark has at last broke it but left me very...
I am made exceedingly happy, by the receipt of your friendly letter of the 10th inst. which is this moment come to hand; and the young gentleman that brought it, a son of Col. Geo. Morgan’s waits while I write this—It had been sent to Philadelphia, and on my not being there, was returned, agreeable to directions on the outside, to Col. Morgan at Princetown, who forwarded it to this place. I...
Hearing of the promotion lately of Captains Sargent and North, upon the same principles of the French Officers promoted some time past; I have been impelled by a sense of duty to myself, and I hope propriety, to lay before Congress a state of my services, from the commencement of the war, to the present day; in hopes, tho’ unassisted by gilded recommendation, to stand in an equally meritorious...
Bot of Daniel Parker 1 pipe of wine ship’d to Virginia. £24.0.0 Sterlg DLC : Papers of George Washington.
A Resolution which lately passed—and which I have long had at Heart—makes it necessary that I should inform your Excellency that the foreign dispatches last received, and which were referred to a Committee of which I was Chairman, are returned into the Secretary’s Office, and ready for your Excellency’s perusal whenever it suites Your Convenience. With the most perfect Esteem and Respect, I...
A Committee to whom the copy of Genl duportail’s letter of the 16 Inst: addressd to your Excellency; is referd: desire a conference with you upon the Subject of that letter. I you will please to name a time most agreable to you, the committee will be happy to wait upon you in the Congress Chamber. Should half past nine in the morning Suit with your engagements, give me leave to request the...
I have the honor to enclose the return of the troops, to the 20th instant, and am, with the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s most obedient servant, DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honor of enclosing to your Excellency several Acts of Congress relative to the Army, dated the 23d & 24 Instt. I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect Your Excellency’s Most Obed. & Hble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.