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Thoughts respecting the Minuter Arrangements necessary for garresoning the Western Posts. Congress having left the Arrangement of the subject entirely to the discretion of the Commander in Chief; and the primary Plans for possessing the Posts on the western Waters by a Detachment of the Army; for transporting them thither; and for supplying them with Provisions, having already been adopted—it...
I had the honour, last Evening, to receive your favour of the same date and have communicated the sentiments contained therein to the Commander in Chief. In consequence of which His Excellency desires me to acquaint you, for the information of the Officers of the Connecticut Regiment, that although he proposes setting out for Princeton to morrow upon the request of Congress, without knowing...
His Excellency the Commander in Chief desires that such Men as are acquainted with the repairs of Boats may be employed under the Quarter Master’s direction, in repairing those Batteaux which will be fit for service on the Western Waters. Those Boats will be wanted to proceed to Albany as soon as possible. I have the honour to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Commander in Chief wishes it may be ascertained this day, how many Boats are, or may be actually fit for service on the Western Waters—for if there are ten or More that can be got in readiness in a few days, His Excellency proposes that they should be carried to the Mowhawk River as soon as possible, because some Boats will be wanted there, sooner than any can be compleated which may be...
The Commander in Chief desires you will have as much of the hard Bread, which was delivered by the late Contractors into Elderkins Store, issued to the Detachment as they can carry with them—and that you will have the remainder of that Bread served out occasionally, that it may not be lost by the Public, whose property it now is—I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I am directed to acquaint you, that the General has just recd Dispatches from Philadelphia, by which it appears the necessity still exists for marching the Detachment as expeditiously as may be, the contents will be communicated to you by His Excellency tomorrow. I have the honor to be Sir &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
His Excellency commands me to inform you he approves of the Arrangements you have made, & would have the party from the Lines follow in the manner you propose. General Howe will meet the Detachment in the Clove tomorrow Morng. No Express or Information hath arrived from Philadelphia since you left Head Quarters last Evening—I have the Honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
His Excellency wishes for the pleasure of your Company at dinner to day, if you are not particularly engaged. The General Officers are expected at Head Quarters, and if there should be time, His Excellency proposes laying before those who were at York Town some Matters, on which he also wishes to take your sentiment—I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obed. Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
His Excellency the Commander in Chief wishes you would be pleased to attend with the other General Officers at Head Quarters at 10 OClock tomorrow Morng. I have the honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
His Excellency commands me to acknowledge the receipt of your favor by Doctr Evans, and to acquaint you, that altho’ the business in question, as a military point is of some considerable consequence, yet he would not make it interfere with your arrangements—however if you can make it convenient to stay one day longer, not only your attention to this last call of duty, but your company at...