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Should the Intelligance from Canada which your Excellency may Shortly receive through General Bayley, and our own Situation in this quarter be Such as Should induce you to order a winter’s expedition to the Northward, Leggen’s and mittens must be provided for the Troops Distined for that Service, which I have heretofore observed may be provided in a very little time, and even after the...
Letter not found: from Moses Hazen, 3 Dec. 1778. On 7 Dec., GW wrote Hazen : “I received yestrday evening your favor of the 3d Inst.”
Your Excellencys letter of the 30th Novr and 7th Decemr I have had the Honr to receive. I must now beg to lay before Your Excellency Some Particular Circumstances with respect to my own Regt and then Sollicit your Directions or orders thereon—We have received at Hartford an ample Supply of exceeding good uniform Cloathing, Such as coats, waistcoats, & Breeches, we have also received a...
The fore going is a Duplicate of my letter of the Date there in mentioned, and as I have not received your Excellencys answer to it, I am apprehensive that it has not reached Head Quarters. I beg your Excellency will please to observe that my Regiment has not received a Blankit to every two Men—and we have nothing Provided for Sumer Cloathing—I have applied to Genl Putnam for orders with...
I have lately received a letter from Genl Bayley of Cohaas, by which I am Sorry to find he is apprehensive Some of his enemies will miss represent matters to your Excellency with respect to the Public business he underTook when at white plains the last Sumer, and I was Still more Surprised by a letter from a friend at albany who Says that he heard it Spoke off Publickly “That Genl Bayley at...
I had the Honr to address Your Excellency on the 7th and 8th Instant to which I refer. Your Excellencys letter and Instructions of the 6th Current I had the Pleasure to receive yesterday, and I beg to assure your Excellency that it is with real Satisfaction, that I enter upon a Service I have So much at Heart—I am Happy in that Paragraph of your Excellencys letter, in which are the words, “ A...
It was the 30th of march before the last Division of my Regt march’d from Camp at Reading at which time the Snow was Near Eighteen Inches Deep, we have halted Sixteen days on the march of a hundred and Ninety one miles; Partly occasioned by the badness of the Roads at that Season of the year, partly owing to the Difficulty in procuring Carriages, and more Particularly for the want of a Proper...
Letter not found : from Col. Moses Hazen, 10 June 1779. GW wrote Hazen on 20 July: “I have duly received Your favors of the 10th Ult. & 10 Inst.”
Letter not found : from Col. Moses Hazen, 10 July 1779. GW wrote Hazen on 20 July: “I have duly received Your favors of the 10th Ult. & 10 Inst.”
Letter not found : from Moses Hazen, 5 Sept. 1779. On 17 Sept., GW wrote Hazen: “I have to acknowlege the receipt of your favor dated the 5th Instant.”
Extract of a letter from Col. Hazen dated Coos 18th Septr 1779. Mr Childs assistant Commissary of purchases at this place, has authorised me to assure your Excellency, that he has in consequence of the orders and instructions received from Col. Wadsworth, already secured twelve thousand Bushls of Wheat for the Public use, which calculating at the prices settled at Boston, and other...
The Memorial of Col. Moses Hazen humbly sheweth, That the Canadian Regiment your Excellency’s Memorialist’s has the Honour to Command was, by a Resolution of Congress of the 20th of January 1776, ordered to be raised in Canada for one Year, or during the then present Disputes; to compose four Battalions of Two Hundred and fifty Men each, as will, by said Resolution of Congress, more fully...
The three Regiments under my Command Comprose 1012 men Rank and file; I have Cantoon’d them in the following manner viz.—one Regiment at Connecticutt Farms, one at this place and the other at Raway—a Detachment of a field officer and one hundred men at Elizabeth Town which Furnishes a Subalterns guard at DeHart’s point; I have a Subaltern and Twenty men at Newark. Two Subalterns guards opposit...
On receipt of your Excellencys letter of the 21st Instant I immediately Set about obtaining the Intelligance there in Directed; I have been to woodbridge and Employ’d one asher Randalph —who was to go on the Island the last evening; morris Hatfield of Elizabeth Town, I Sent over with the officer of the Flag yesterday, who Conducted mr Boswo[r]th; family and Effects to the Island by Governor...
Your Excellencys letter of yesterday I have received and observe the Contents—Hatfield is again returnd from the Island he Confirms his former Intelligance—and further reports That a Reinforcement of about 1200 men arrived from New york to Staten Island on Sunday evening the 23d Instant—and brought with them a large Quantity of ammunition—That yesterday orders ware given to have the Troops on...
I had the Honr to write your Excellency Yesterday to wh⟨ich⟩ I refer; By this opportunity I forward a letter from General Knyphausen which came to hand Late last evening. The Plunder Collected by the Reverend Mr Calwell was Sent ove⟨r⟩ to Staten Island yesterday —morris Hatfield was Sent with it He Saw one ⟨of⟩ his Brothers on the Island, who Confirms the Information already given, and further...
The Enemy have I am afraid Surprised this Post; They have taken Major Eccleson, several other Officers, and a Number of the Detachment, burnt the meeting House. Town House, and the House at D. Harts, Point and retired immediately. They came to this Place about 12.OClock, and as I am inform’d, did not stay more than an Hour at most—I have seen Fires at or about Newark, from which I judge they...
I wrote you from this Place at 3 OClock this Morning, and then inform’d you of the Misfortune of Major Eccleson, and his Party. I can not as yet ascertain how many Officers or Men, We have lost on the Occasion—I have call’d for the Returns, as soon as I can be furnish’d with them they shall be sent to Head Qrs The Enemy cross’d at Trembley’s Point with near 100 Horse, and two hundred Infantry,...
I had the Honr to write your Excellency at 3 and 6 oClock in the morning to which I refer—with alteration as I am Since Told that Colo. Hay of the Pensylvinia line Narrowly made his escape—That the enemys force at Elizabeth Town Consisted of about 100 Horse and between four and five hundred Infantry—they Cross’d Trembly Point and Came into Town between the Hours of Eleven and Twelve in the...
I have received your Excellencys letter’s of the 25th and 27th Instant. I am Happy in Genl St Clairs arrival here to look into the Situation of this post, which in the present Condition of the Roads and Ice in the Sound, I think to be a Critical one, I have Informed Genl St Clair of my Instructions, Contoonments, guards, and Pickets, and the reasons that Induced me to make the alterations from...
As Mr Tichenor has very injudiciously prevented Genl Bayley Col. Bedle & Mr Jonathan Child from attending a hearing on this matter at this time & place, agreeable to your Excellencys orders for that purpose & as Mr Tichenor has accused Gen. Bailey with some part of the Charges of which he himself herein stands impeached, & as he pleads innocent & says he is ready to justify himself in his...
Humbly sheweth, That your Memorialist is a Native of the State of Massachusetts-Bay; was a Lieutenant at the Age of Twenty Years in the Provincial Service in 1756; a Lieutenant in the Ranging Service in 1757 and 1758; 1759 and 1760 commanded a Company; was at the Seige of Louisburg, Quebec, and the Reduction of all Canada the last [War] ; was afterwards appointed a Lieutenancy in the 44th...
Genl Hand’s Brigade Orders, of the 6th Instant, contains as I conceive not only a general but a particular Reflection and a pointed Reprimand on the Commanding Officers of Regiments in the Brigade in which I have the Honour to serve. Insensible of any Neglect of Duty in me, I feel myself hurt at the Censure. Conscious of my own Innocence, I have repeatedly applied to Genl Hand to appoint a...
I have had the Honour to receive your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterday’s Date; I am constrained to say it does not give me that Relief which I expected from the Nature of my Complaint. The Question is shortly this; has an Inferior Officer a Right to be heard on a Complaint of an Injury done him or not, or is it the province of a superior Officer to raise up or pull down at Pleasure any...
I am Honoured with your Excellencys letter of the 21st Current Inclosing the Copy of a Petition from Sundry Canadian Prisoners at Hartford—Some parts of the Petition is True, others are Doubtfull. Whether those Canadians ware actually in Armes, or in the Batteau Service when Taken Prisoners at Discretion by Col. Brown I can not Say; nor is it of any Consequence, as they them Selves own that...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the 6th Current. It is amazing that a Man of a liberal Education, added to a common natural Understanding should venture his Reputation and Character on such unjust Complaints as are made against me to your Excellency and the Honorable Major General Heath, and then to proceed to the Prosecution before a General Court Martial of Charges on such...
I think it my Duty to Acquaint You of Sundry matters respecting the Corps I have the Honor to Command, and beg the favor of Your Excellency’s Directions therein. Capt. Poulints Independant Company Consisting of himself one Lieut. one Ensign and men were annex’d to my Regimt Early in the Year 1778. have Continued with and done duty in it Ever since it has been returnd and mustered as an...
His Excellency George Washington, Eiqr General and Commander in Chief of the United Armies in Support of American Liberty, &c., &c., &c. The Memorial of Colonel Moses Hazen Humbly sheweth, That your Memorialist is an American born, and a Native of Massachusetts Bay: That he entered into a Military Line at an early Period of his Life, at the Commencement of the last War, in which he served with...
The Inclosed letter together with a Memorial to Congress on the Same Subject was Transmited to me, which came to hand the 15th Instant. I am Impatiant with my long Stay at this place have however the Consolation to Reflect that nothing has been wanting on my Part to facilitate the business of my Journey here, the principal part of which is now in that forwardness as lea ves me Room to hope, I...
The unexpected rout of the Army destin’d for Virginia; induces me to sollicit your Excellencys favor in a Respectable Command—When I spoke to you on this subject at Springfield, I had not an Idea of the Troops marching this way. Your Excellency was then pleased to determin as was related to me by General Lincoln, that I should continue to Command my Own Regiment and to do Duty as Brigadier in...
I have just received a Letter from Lieut. Col. Antill, a Copy of which I take the liberty to inclose your Excellency. I am very sensible of the uneasiness amongst the Officers of the Regiment which he mentions and think them truly entitled to redress it. Power was Delegated to Lieut. Col. Antill, myself and others to fill up the Officers of the Regiment, which altho’ suspended by Congress for...
This will be handed to your Excellency by Judge Atlee, Commissary of Prisoners at this Post. Captain Barcley of the 76th British Regiment, a prisoner of War has General Morgan’s leave to go to German Town in order to sollicit your permission to go into New York, on some business and return again to this place—and Lieut. Hall of the 70th Light Infantry has obtain’d Col. North’s leave to come...
I arrived last evening at this place. In obediance to your Excellencys Commands I Set Down this morning to Consider and Collect my own Ideas together on the subject of an Expedition into Canada. The force of the Enemy in that Country, with Its probable means of Defence. The manner in which an army may be Transported into Canada. And The method of Subsisting your Troops with Provisions, are...
Your Excellencys favour of the 10th Instant came Safe to hand the last evening—and I set down with pleasure to answer the Several Queries therein Contained. In answer to the first of those Queries I have to observe, That the enemies advanced post at Delom’s Mills, on the Yamasca River; is about Twenty miles from St Denys Thirty five from the fortified Camp at the mouth of Sorrel River; and...
On the Evening of the 25th Instant I received your Excellency’s Letters of the 4th and 18th Current; as I had to collect the British Captains, Prisoners of War, at this Place and York-Town, it was 10 o’Clock this Morning before I could assemble those Gentlemen together at the drawing of lots, which was done in the Presence of Major Gordon and all the British Captains within the Limits...
Some time since, I applied to the honble the Minister of War for his advice, or orders in a Case of Capt. McCurdey of the Pennsylvania line, who I had Arrested on a complaint of Captain Charles Asgill of the British Guards, and a prisoner of war—In answer to which I was favored with your Excellencys orders of the 23rd of June, disaproving of the sentence of the Court Martial held at Carlile on...
I have this Moment received your Excellency’s Letter of the first Instant. The Regiment under my Command is now on its march from Reading to Morris Town, where I expect to meet it on or about the 14th Current. As soon as I come up with the Troops shall have the Honour to forward a Return of the Regiment, and wait your Excellency’s further Orders. I have the Honour to be, Your Excellency’s Most...
The Regiment under my Command is just arrived at this Place. Have ordered the Troops to be cantooned for the present. The Pennsylvania Line from Carlisle got to Lancaster on the 30th of October, and immediately relieved our Guards; the 31st was a severe Storm of Rain: On that Evening some Difficulties arose between an Officer of the Pennsylvania Line and a Serjeant of my Regiment, which...
I have the Honour to inclose your Excellency the Proceedings of a General Court-Martial held at Lancaster at the Request of Col. R. Butler on Serjeant Soss of my Regiment. The Prisoner has been a Serjeant in the Regiment since the opening of the Campaign 1777; he has ever behaved himself remarkably well. He is a Native of France, and possesses a competent Share of Politeness, so applicable to...
As I am under the disagreeable Necessity of reporting to your Excellency the Situation of the Detachment in the Clove, I beg to refer to Capt. Duncan’s Letter, and mine to him, of this Date; Copies of which are herewith inclosed. Whatever may be the Virtue of other Soldiers, Experience has taught me to believe, that those in my Regiment require the Presence of their Officers—I was therefore...
It is my Duty to acquaint your Excellency that the Regiment under my Command has not been mustered or inspected since the 13th of April last; which is a Circumstance that I should have mentioned sooner had not Col. Stewart assured me that he would be with the Regiment by the 24th Instant; five Days having elapsed, I am apprehensive that the State of his Health, or perhaps some other Duty has...
On receipt of your Excellency’s Favour of the 27th ult. I went to Ringwood, and visited the Houses and Buildings at that Place: Their is no Houses there that are fit to lodge Troops, nor is there any that can be repaired. Col. Hooper was kind enough to accompany me in the Inspection of them; a Memorandum of which your Excellency will receive inclosed from under his Hand. I have directed Capt....
I have the Honour to acknowledge the Receipt of your Excellency’s Letters of the 4th and 9th Instant. I have called on the Magistrates at this Place to assist in billeting the Troops, and have in Company with them visited the Houses, Families, and Quarters of the Men, and have with some little Difficulty obtained their Approbation and Authority in support of our present Quarters, which extend...
It is painfull to me to Reflect that I should be under the necessity of addressing your Excellency on a matter so Delicate and of so much Importance to a Corps of officers, as must be the Subject of this letter. We beg leave to Sollicit not a favour but common Justice, we claim a Right to be heared on matters which so nearly reguards us, and which the nature of them we cannot redress ourselves...
Your Excellency will perceive by a Return of the Regiment of this Day’s Date that we have Thirty Men on Furlough, which is more than the Regiment is intitled to by the late General Orders respecting Furloughs; these Men however are mostly in the State of Pennsylvania, and were all indulged with leave of Absence before the Regiment marched from Lancaster: Two Officers were left to collect them...
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 25th Instant, with its Inclosures, I had the Honour to receive on the Evening of the 27th, and on the 28th I called the Officers of the Regiment together, and communicated to them its Contents, who are with me perfectly satisfied with the wise Measures your Excellency has adopted to render us that Redress which the Nature of the Case requires. Inclosed your...
The Gentlemen Officers of my Regiment, who had the Honour of presenting a Memorial to your Excellency of the 13th Instant, beg leave now to exhibit sundry Charges against Lieut. Thomas Edwards, Judge-Advocate in the Army of the United States of America, as follows, viz. 1. The Want of Abilities and a regular judicious System in the Office and Duties of a Judge Advocate. 2. The Want of Candour...
I beg leave to report to your Excellency the substance of the proceedings of Lieut. Stuart and a detachment of my Regiment sent towards the Enemy’s lines to intercept or obstruct the illicit trade carrying on by the enemys of America between those residing in New York and its dependencies and others in the State of New Jersey as well as the consequences thereon. On Monday evening the third...
I have the Honour of your Excellency’s Letter of the 18th Current, directing me to furnish the Judge-Advocate with the Charges against Lieut. Kenny. If there is any Thing criminal in Lieut. Kenny’s Conduct contained in the Report I made to your Excellency, I conceive the Adjutant-General will be the proper Person to furnish the Judge-Advocate with the Charges against him. It was my Duty to...
I had yesterday the Honr of addressing your Excellency on the Subject of Lieut: Kenneys Trial to Which I refer. Since I wrote that letter I have received from the ajutant Genl office; the report of the Board of genl officers on the Charges exhibited against the Judge advocate Mr Edwards; and the opinion of the Genl CourtmMartial on the Late Trial of major J: R: Reid of my Regiment, Confirmed...