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Since I wrote your Excellency the 24th May the Assembly resolved to issue Execution against the delinquent Classes for the Recruits not procured the 20th of this Month. Since that Resolve the lower House have taken great Offence that some Recruits who had been received by the Continental Mustering Officers (appointed for the Purpose here); & their Bounty paid, should be mustered out at Camp—it...
A Day or two after I wrote your Excellency the 14th of last Month, the mustering Officers came into the State and have been very industrious in their Business; I find myself disappointed in the Number of Recruits, which I expected would be ready in this Month—every possible Evasion is practiced by those who have to furnish them—it is now proposed in Assembly to issue Execution against the...
your Excellencys Favor of the 19th ult. reached me the Day before yesterday—since I wrote by Col. Trumbull, the County Committees have adjusted with the Towns, their respective Deficiences—the total is but little more than 700: of this number I expect to receive 500. in the month of May, of which, I imagine three fourths will be engaged only to the 1st of January, or for a Year. The Spirit and...
I did myself the Honor of writing your Excellency the 8th inst. since which I am requested to have a greater Number of Officers to muster the Recruits. the Council of Safety wish to have one in each Militia Brigade, which are six. whenever the Recruits are ready to march to Camp, some Officers and Sergeants will be wanted to conduct them; that Period will not be before the 1st of May as the...
I have Occasion for four or five Officers, to settle with the Committee of the State, the Accounts of their Line, for 1780 & 1781. I do not expect to finish them, before some time in May; but I shall in Obedience to your general Order, dismiss those Officers before the 10th of next Month, unless I have your Permission to detain them. the Business is very interesting to the Troops, &, if...
The Assembly of this State finished their Session the Day before yesterday. the Minds of the members were deeply impressed with the Necessity of completing their Quota of Troops in Season. They have ordered the delinquent Towns to raise, for the War, for three years, or one year, the number they are respectively deficient, by the first of April next—if not done by the fifth of that Month, the...
Your Excellencys Letter of the 31st ult., with the inclosed, reached me the Night before last, yesterday morning I waited on the Governor, who communicated your & Mr Morris’s Letter to the Assembly. I have been with the Assembly the most of the Time for four Weeks past, in Order to complete a Settlement between the State & their Line; in the Course of this Business I have taken every...
your Favour of the 8th was handed me yesterday. I hope to join the Army next Week—a Gentlemen out of N. York says it is believed there that the English grand Fleet on their Passage to Gibraltar had met the combined Fleet and returned without engaging. I am with the highest Esteem, your Excellency s most obedient servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The Connecticut Line have taken their huting Ground near Constitution Island. I shall by Tomorrow Night discharge the most, if not all, the short Levies under Colour of their wanting Cloaths. The Line will hut in the Form they are to assume the first of January. The Arrangement is so nearly completed as that it will be done at that Time without any Difficulty—and; I beleive, to great...
As to reinforcing the southern army from this, (the first Matter proposed by your Excellency to the Council) my Judgment had rather ponderated in Favour of the measure—for the following Reasons. The Subjection of the southern States seems to be the favorite Object & last Hope of the british Ministry and Army. Those States border on the British Territories; and contain a large Number of...