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Your Letter of the twenty ninth of April is just come to hand. Agreeable to your desire I shall give an account of what has been done towards fortifying the Harbour. The Forts on Fort Hill in Boston, Charlestown Point, and Castle Point, are almost compleated, with a number of heavy Cannon mounted in each; a Work is in good forwardness on Noddles Island, and a Detachment of the Army is at work...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Artemas Ward, 23 Dec. 1776. GW wrote Ward on 20 Feb. 1777 : “I acknowledge the receipt of yr two favours of the 23d Decr & 17th January.”
Letter not found: from Major General Artemas Ward, 2 Jan. 1776. On 2 Jan. Robert Hanson Harrison wrote to Ward: “In Answer to yours of this date by Mr Pope, I am to inform you by his Excellencys command, that he desires you to send a Captn, Two Subaltern & fifty men to take Charge of the Military Stores, provisions &c. at Squantum & to remain there till further orders” ( DLC:GW ).
Capt. Kellog applies for Leave to take the Command of Capt. Hubbard’s Compy who is now in Canada. Capt. Kellog has behaved like a good Officer the past Campaign & is desirous of the above Favor only upon this Account: he imagines he can be very serviceable in gitting the Compy fill’d up; & is willing to resign the Command to Capt. Hubard when he returns from the Northward; if he desires to...
Your Excellency’s letter of the thirteenth Instant came to hand last Evening; and agreeable to your Directions I shall order Capt. Burbeck with his Company of Artillery, and the Company of Artificers, to march as soon as possible for Norwich and from thence to go by water to Norwalk, and New york. I am Your Excellency’s most Obedient Humble Servant Postscript: Major Wadsworth, was appointed...
Last evening I received Major Harrison’s Letter of the tenth Instant, and agreeable [to] your desire have directed Lieut. Machin to be ready as soon as possible to set out for New York. The thirteenth Instant at evening I order’d five hundred men with proper officers, a detachment of the Train with a thirteen inch Mortar, two eighteen pounders, and some small Cannon, under the command of Col....
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Artemas Ward, 17 Jan. 1777. GW wrote to Ward on 20 Feb. to “acknowledge the receipt of yr two favours of the 23d Decr & 17th January.”
The State of New Hampshire applied to me to furnish a thousand men who are soon to march for Newyork from that State, with ammunition, and as they were likely to march without ammunition, unless furnished out of the Continental Store, and as the public Cause might suffer by their not being supplyed, I therefore supplied them with 500 lb. powder & 1000 lb. ball, hoping this quantity by might...
I have the honour of your Letter of the sixteenth Instant. Agreeable to your Directions I have ordered the Court of Enquiry to set for a rehearing of the Complaint of Col. Varnum against Lieut. Merrill. The Letters to Major Small and Charles Proctor Esqr. I will forward if any opportunity offers. By desire of Col. Cambell I have inclosed his Letters which he desires may be forwarded if there...
Recommends for the command of a regiment “Colo. Wm Henshaw who before the Arrival of Genl Gates officiated as an Adjutant Genl being appointed to that Office by the provincial Congress.” LS , DLC:GW . William Henshaw (1735–1820) of Leicester marched to Cambridge with a regiment of Worcester Country militiamen shortly after the Battle of Lexington, and on 27 June the Massachusetts provincial...