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After my most harty Congratulations to Your Excellency on Your last glorious Campaign; which with the others will be cause of rejoicing to America to the latest times. I must beg leave to remind You that in the latter end of Septr 1780, while You lay with Your Army near Dobses ferry, I presented a small account of my disbursements while commanding on the Lines in the Year 1777 & 1778 which You...
I took the liberty to write to Your Excellency on the 20th Inst. stating certain circumstances respecting my self and requesting my resignation through you from Congress, but upon the most mature consideration, I am persuaded the measure was premature as by it I eventually subscribe to the Justice of the allegations of my accusers—I therefore entreat that if Your Excellency has not forwarded...
I beg leave to trouble Your Excellency on a subject in which I request Your aid. I am sory to inform You, that contrary to my expectations I have not found my command in the Jersey Brigade for some time past, so agreeable as I could wish. I would remind Your Excellency that nothing but the most pure and disinterested principals, induced me to enter the service, and I trust I have so far Your...
To lay a few observations before Your Excellency Viz. I earley enterd the Service of my Country in the present dispute with the King of Great Britain upon such princeples as I am confident will bear the strictest scrutiny and have exerted my self to promote it’s interest to the utmost of my abilities which I hope was not without some good effect; however I find at length that my command is...
I have Your Favour of this date and, for answer Coll Brearley left the Western Camp the 4th July 1779 in consequence of a letter he recd from some of the Legislature, of his being apointed chief Judge. No one in Camp that I can find can inform when he accepted. Lieut Coll Conway & Major Hollingshead was apointed to that Rank the 23d Augt 1779 and both to do duty in the 3d Regt till further...
Your Excellencys Favour of Yesterday I recd last night a little past 11 oclock with other inclosures all of which I shall carefully note. At the time I received Your papers I was sending off a Horse Man to Brunswick to give them notice that a number of Boats and Troops was prepared at the wattering place to go and plunder Brunswick last night; this I had by two different channels, which makes...
I wrote to Your Excellency on friday, informing that I arived at this place on thursday last which day the Engineer was to have been here, to begin the works; otherwise I should not have left my old station so soon; as he is not come according to promise, and I have had no reason assigned me why he did not come I am at a loss what to think of the Matter. As the Engineer only sett one stake at...
I have to inform Your Excellency concerning Jones and the Negro, I consulted two Lawyers and some Magistrates, they say, that there is a Law of the State that their crimes will come under, as a misdemsnor but will not afect their lives. Jones is a young lad, of about 21 Years of age, has the carracter of being very innofensive, and rather soft before this spring; that he has gone over 4 or 5...
I have to inform Your Excellency that a party of the British came from Statten Island last nigh t , in boats and escorted by some gun boats to cover their landing, and embarking if necessary; they landed near New Ark about break of day, but made no surprise on the Troops; they came into the Town between break of day and sunrise, it is supposed they had from 200 to 270 Men and one Field piece....
Your Excellencys Favour of the 23d Inst. I last night received at nine oclock. I had Major Burrows, an Officer and 25 Men ordered to set out for Monmouth County this Morning at 7 oclock. The Major was to purchase two whaleBoats that lay at Brunswick, if he could not pick up some along the shore, at Monmouth County where they ought not to be. Coll Dayton informed me he had spoke to Your...