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Resolved That Lieut. Col Morris Aid de Camp to Major General Greene be allowed the Pay & Emoluments of a Lieut Colonel & that his Accounts be adjusted accordingly. D , Reel 163, Item 149, II, p. 224, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. Peters was secretary of the board of war from 1776 to 1781 with a few interruptions and was elected to Congress from Pennsylvania on November...
RC (Virginia State Library). The cover, addressed to “The honl The Delegates of Virginia,” is also marked “No. 6,” probably signifying that the delegates enclosed the letter with their missing dispatch of 17 November 1781 to Governor Nelson. We have been honoured with your Note on the Subject of the Provision making for cloathing the Troops. This Business being now executing by collecting the...
We take the liberty to inform your Excellency that it is with great difficulty that a detachment of Militia can be obtained sufficient to furnish the necessary Guards in the City not to mention the very great expence arising thereby to the United States. As the Season of the Year is nearly come for the Continental Troops to go into Winter Quarters and a Regiment can be conveniently barracked...
By a Channell of Intelligence I have opened I can procure Access to Rivington’s Printing Office where there is a Person ready to furnish any important Papers as Intelligence! But the Person to bring it is the one I have employed & he in N. York will trust no other. I mention this to your Excellency that if you can think of any material Use to be made of this you will please to take Advantage...
The Board uneasy under the Situation of the Cloathing and Stores at Boston and not caring to trust them by Water, have dispatched the Clothier General to that place with Orders to bring on the Cloathing and some other Articles to Philadelphia, that the Cloathing may be made up and delivered to the Army as soon as possible. As to the other Articles imported we have given no Orders concerning...
Major Lemagne having left Col. Armand’s Legion there is a Vacancy of a Major & I have mentioned to Col. Armand to whom your Excellency devolved the Authority given you to officer the Corps by Congress, that Capt. McLean would be a suitable Person to fill the vacant Majority. I have since seen McLean who is desirous of reentering the Service if it can be done with any Degree of Propriety. The...
The Order of Congress which we have the Honour to communicate directing us to confer with your Excellency on the Subject of the proposed Numbers & Arrangements of the Army for the next Campaign, not having pointed out the Reasons inducing the Measure, we have the Honour to lay before you our Ideas on the Subject so far as we are acquainted with the Matter from a Conference at which we were...
I have the Honour to lay before your Excellency several Papers by order of the Board of War on which I shall be happy to recieve your Answer & Opinion & to confer with you on the Subjects of them if your Excellency shall deem it necessary. The Letter from Genl parsons was sent because a Doubt arose on the Resolutions of Congress relative to the Invalid Corps whether an Officer under the...
We have the Honour to transmitt a Copy of a Memorial relative to the Promotions in the Pennsilvania Regiment of Artillery & previous to our making a Report to Congress we beg the Favour of your Excellency’s Opinion thereupon. We have the Honour to be with the greatest Respect & Esteem your very obed. Servants DLC : Papers of George Washington. The Honorable the Congress of the United States...
The Board beg Leave to trouble-you with a Copy of a Motion respecting Vanhere ’s Corps which was referred to us by Congress. We have been informed that the principal Part of this Corps is made use of German Deserters & were doubtful about the Propriety of establishing them in the Line of the State as their Enlistments are contrary to the Resolves of Congress & evidently improper. Beside we...