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Your several Favours & Commands of the 18th 19th & 20th reached me this Evening—Orders are gone to Genl Nixons Brigade to proceed to the Continental Village —I shall observe your Directions as to Deserters from the Convention Troops. After my Letter on the Subject of Cloathing had gone from me, I was not without a painful Apprehension that my Manner of expressing myself on the matter might be...
I have just recd Your Excellencys Order of Yesterday, from the last situation of the Division it was most convenient for Nixon’s Brigade, who lay in Woodbury, to march by the new Bridge through Newtown, where they halted last Night —I halted the Connecticut Brigades about three Miles North of this Town & came in myself to find a suitable Place for the Whole—the best position, on account of...
I understand by Col. Meigs that it is expected at Head Quarters that the Connecticut Troops will be supplied with Cloathing by Major Biggelo the Dep. Clothier at Hartford—but by the best Information I can get, he will not [be] able to clothe them in Uniform, nor, in any Manner, before Spring—If it is possible, I should be very happy to see the Connecticut Troops once well cloathed in Uniforms...
I here give your Excellency my Opinion on the Sum of the Questions proposed to your Council the last Evening —the Shortness of the Time and Interruptions forbid a lengthy Deduction of the Arguments which in the Course of Information on the subject have determined me—the Mind sometimes fixes on an Opinion with pretty good precision without being able to arrange on paper the Reasons for &...
Agreeable to your Excellencys Desire communicated to your General Officers, I have made a few detached and imperfect Observations on the Subjects mentioned — upon the small Detail . some Gentlemen have been pleased to express their Surprise and lay under Reproach, our civil and military Transactions, because they do not find in this our Embryo state, the Wisdom and Art of those perfect and...
Most or all the within Commands might be releived by the Troops near the North River without any Inconvenience that I can see, at present the Men are without any regular Payments of Money or Clothes, and being out of the Care & Inspection of their own Officers, I fear many of them will run away. I wish, if it is agreeable to your Excellency, that a Field Officer from the Brigade with Your...
I am favoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 3d inst. & observe your Desire that I march my Men fit for Duty immediately to Peek’s Kill. Since the Date of your Letter, the Governor & Council have resolved forthwith to make a Draft of Men to fill up the continintal Battalions, upon which I think my Stay here very necessary & shall therefore presume it to be your Pleasure untill further...
In Obedience to your Excellencie’s Order of the 12th March I send a Return of my Regiment, am sorry it rises no higher, I could go out of Service with more Cheerfullness than I cam into it or make any other Sacrafice to accelerate this important Business—Major Sill will march with a Division of my Regiment as soon as they are able—the Men are but just leaving the Hospital—many of them had the...
Recommend Stephen Keyes “A Young Gentleman from Connecticutt . . . as a person of Education, Genius, & Spirit, & capable of doing honour to any Regt in which yr Excelly Should see fit to appoint him a Lieut.” LS , DLC:GW . This undated letter was apparently written about the same time as was Joseph Spencer’s letter to GW of 16 Dec. recommending Keyes. For background on this letter, see Keyes...