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The Court of Enquiry appointed in the General Orders of the 3d of April last (after having your Excellencys Letter of the 17th instant) proceeded to the Investigation therein directed—notifying Majr Reid who refused to attend. The Court beg Leave to report that, from a comparative View of the Defence of Major Reid, refered to in said Orders, & of the Proceedings of the Tryal of General Hazen...
Colonel Swift has been with me to let me know the distressed Situation of himself & Officers from the Uneasiness of the Troops—his Situation is more critical than ours here, as the different Corps are Checks one upon another—but even here, where there is not a good Understanding between the Artillery and Infantry, I am not without great Pain from the Dissatisfaction of the Men—they have made...
The Court of Enquiry appointed in the General Orders of the 3d of April last, met agreeable thereto—the Parties being present. Major Reid objected to the Legality of the Court, & gave his Objections in writing—they were considered insufficient & he was called upon by the Court to give Information upon the Matters in Question—which he refused—General Hazen requested Leave to write Answers to...
The Sergeants of the Connecticut Line cannot be content without laying their Grievances before your they have left out the exceptionable Parts of their former Memorial, I have consented to present this. they and the Soldiery are very impatient particularly some who have Families at Home to provide for. if these could have furloughs, it would be a great Favor to them, and I...
I began to be anxious about the Situation and Temper of the Soldiers engaged for the War—although many of them are willing to stay a little longer—some are very desirous of going immediately, and all of them considering their Engagements fulfil’d, a few may excite the whole to Disturbances—the non commissioned Officers of the 1st & 3d Connect. Regiments have lately had a Meeting on the Subject...
In making military Arrangements for a Peace, a possible War has the first Consideration. next, our Finances—but, I should suppose, the necessary Dispositions and Institutions need not be expensive. If the System is perfect in its Formation and Execution, it will have such Effects on the Minds of those who are or wish to be our Enemies, as to deter them from Hostilities, and even from secret...
The Coats lately drawn by the Light Companies will generally require Alterations to fit them to the Men; perhaps your Excellency would think best to direct it done by one Model that they might all appear in the same Fashion. I have the Honor to be your Excellency’s most obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Proposal of having a fishing Boat employ’d for the Use of our Prisoners I think ought to be complied with not that I believe they will derive much Advantage from it, but that they may not think themselves neglected by us, & that the Enemy may not have another Pretext for their hard Usage. The said Boat should have your Excellencys written Permit with some Description of her & restricting...
Your Excellencys Favor of the 15th did not reach me until this day—I shall lay it before the Governor & Council of Safety who have the Disposal of the rejected Recruits—& afterwards give the necessary Orders to the Mustering Officers—I see but a small Prospect of geting many more Recruits but as the State have fixed on the 20th of next Month as the ultimatum, I think best to have the mustering...
The Legislature of this state have laid a Tax of one shilling on the Pound estimated at about 70.000 payable 1st July to complete the two first Quarterly Payments to the financier General—Provision for the other two Quarters is left to the Consideration of the next Assembly. There is one, & but one, hopeful Symtom in the Body politic here, and that is the Members are more & more sensible of...