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If the Superintendent of Finance will transmit to Governor Clinton (or furnish the Quarter Master General) with his notes payable on sight; for a sum not exceeding £3,000 Currency The Governor will borrow to the ammount for the Purpose of defraying the Contingent Expences of Garrissioning the Western Posts—The Money will be advanced in this Case immediately so as to prevent any Delay that...
I would just inform your Excellency that since Colo. Humphrey left me this Afternoon I have received a very satisfactory Report from this Person, employed to procure Money on Loan for the Use of the State; so that the only difficulty which now remains is to Justify me in the Appropriation of it for this Purpose of Garissioning the Western Posts And to this End I shall convene a Council without...
I am honored with your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterday—I some Time since recommended to the particular Attention of the Courts of Justice: The Outrage said to have been committed by a Party headed by Mr Honeywell in the lower Part of West Chester County and I have not a Doubt but—proper Measures will be taken for the Punishment of the Offenders—I am happy at the same Time to inform your...
Mr Chief Justice Morris who will have the honor of delivering this to your Excellency is now on his way to Westchester County. His principal Business thither is to establish the civil Authority of the State in that part of the County which has lately been relinquished by the British and to concert with the civil and military Officers and other principal Inhabitants of the County the most...
The Subject of your Excellency’s Letter of the 14th Instant is of such extensive Importance that it would require more Information than I am possessed of, to form the Opinion you request of me; and more Leizure than the present situation of Affairs admit of to arrange my Thoughts (which at best I would offer with great Diffidence) into System. It appears to me indispensably necessary that some...
I have prevailed on the Bearer, the Attorney Genl. to Repair to Philadelphia for the Express Purpose of disclosing to you certain Information of a very interesting Nature. The Communications he is to make are too extensive to be the subject of a Letter & it might be improper to intrust them to Paper. I, therefore, begg Leave to refer you to Mr. Benson for the Particulars of which he is fully...
Supposing all possible expedition, it will be a very considerable length of Time before the Dispatches forwarded by Sir Guy Carlton to Genl Haldiman, & which passed through this Place yesterday Evening, announcing Peace and directing Hostilities to cease can arrive at Quebec and be communicated from thence to the British western Posts and much Mischief may be committed in the interim. I would...
Be pleased to accept my warmest Thanks for the very agreable Communications made by your Excellency’s Letter of this Date which I have this Moment received. I sincerely congratulate your Excellency on this most interesting Event. I have the Honor to be with the highest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s most Obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I am infinitely obliged to your Excellency by forwarding the Dispatches which contain an Account of the conclusion of a general Peace. I most sincerely congratulate your Excellency and Family on this joyful Event. As the Legislature will rise—this Day I shall do myself the Honor, as soon after as possible, of visiting you on the Occasion. I have the Honor to be with perfect Respect & Esteem...
Inclosed I transmit your Excellency some Depositions which were taken on an Inquiry, I directed to be made relative to a Controversy between Mr Archer and Capt. Pyatt—This Inquiry was had in consequence of your Excellencys referring to me an Application from the Deputy Sherif of West Chester County who suggested that Captain Pyatt had escaped from him, And I had intended if it had appeared...