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In Obedience to your Excellency’s Commands of the 10th current communicated to us by Colonel Humphreys, your Excellency’s Aid de Camp, we do ourselves the Honour to present your excellency with the Inclosures accompanied with the following Facts and Observations. The three first Questions to which your Excellency has been pleased to direct our Attention, being, as we conceive, answered by...
I have the Honour to acquaint your Excellency; by order of the Q.M. Genl that there has been no loss of the New Boats. Those mounted on Carriages were not taken in the Act. With the greatest Respect & Esteem I have the Honour to be your Excellency’s most Obedient NHi : Hugh Hughes Papers.
I have the Honour to Inclose your Excellency the Knife you sent me. If the Point is not agreeable, it shall be alter’d whenever your Excellency is pleased to order it back. Permit me to assure you that I have not been inattentive to the accommodation of your lady or self. I sent to Hartford in order to know if a Fare of Salmon could be had, and was inform’d that none could be procured on...
Your Excellency’s Note, inclosing the Pen knife, was this Moment handed me. I will carry it to Bailey’s immediately, and have it done. I will do myself the Honour of partaking of your Excellency’s Hospitality the first time I cross the River. I have the Honour to be with the greatest Respect your Excellencys most obedt and very humble Servt NHi : Hugh Hughes Papers.
Your Excellency’s Favor of the 12th did not reach me till this Morning, when I immediately gave the necessary Directions for carrying your Excellency’s Orders into Execution. Mr Ruddock has not the Quantity of Ammunition here, but has sent to Springfield to forward it from there. Six Tons of Ball are sent for to Fredricksburgh twenty Miles hence, and will be here tomorrow I expect, at...
Agreeable to my Promise, in General McDougall’s, which I expect your Excellency is acquainted with by this Time, I am with Col. Hamilton, who I find very ill of a nervous Fever, the Event of which the Doctrors say is altogether uncertain, but rather think the Prospect in his Favour. He is well supplied with Hospital Stores from the Fishkill, and I have taken Care that other Necessaris are...
I have endeavour’d to comply with your Excellency’s Instructions, relative to the Department, as far as Time and Circumstances would permit. The Tents, to the Amount of about eight Hundred, good and bad, have been forwarded to Fishkill, as well as the entrenching Tools, Pots and Camp-kettles, unless it be those rec’d within three or four Days. I have order’d an exact Return to be made from the...
I am honour’d with your Excellency’s Favour of the 15th Instant, and shall punctually obey every Command it contains. General Mc,Dougall order’d, sometime since, five Hundred Tents to Peekskill, which we furnish’d, and shall be able, when all the Stuff is made up, to supply upwards of a Hundred more. Captn Bowen, of Providence, writes me, of the 17th Instant, that he had procur’d two Hundred...
Having the most perfect confidence in your Excellency’s Candour and Justice, I am compelled by a Part of the General Orders of the 30th of last Month to entreat your Excellency to give me an Opportunity to vindicate my Character, which I humbly conceive to be materially affected by those Orders, either before a Court of Inquiry, or in such other Manner as your Excellency shall think proper....
Sometime in December General Mifflin order’d me, after arranging Affairs well here, to wait on your Excellency. In answer to which I acquainted him that a proper Disposition could not, suddenly, be made, on Account of disbanding the greatest Part of the Army then here, together with some other Obstructions which occurr’d at that Time, but added that I was ready to obey his Commands as soon as...