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1st. That there can be no decisive enterprise against the maritime establishments of the English in this country, without a constant naval superiority. 2d. That of all the enterprises which may be undertaken, the most important and decisive is the reduction of New York, which is the center and focus of all the British forces. 3. That under whatever point of view we consider the establishment,...
The Subscribers agree to pay the Sums annexed to their respective Names, and an equal quota of any further Expence which may be incurred in the promotion and Support of a dancing assembly to be held in Morristown this present Winter 1780. Subscription Monies to be paid into the hands of a Treasurer, hereafter to be appointed. DS , facsimile in John Jay Smith and John F. Watson, American...
Totowa [ New Jersey ] November 1, 1780 . Announces regulation of Army by the Congressional resolves of October 3 and 21. Directs officers to meet and make arrangements conformable to these regulations. Df , in writings of Tench Tilghman and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Expences paid for his Excellency General Washing⟨ton’s⟩ Journey to, at & from Philadelphia by Rob. H. Harrison Dr 1776 Pensylv. Cy York Cuy May 21 To ferriage from New York 1. 4. 0 No. 1 To Pawles Hook Tavern ⅌ Bill 18.10 Browns ferry 5.   Post at Elizth Town, for returning to Open Mail 3.   Tavern at New Ark 12 Dollrs 4.16. 0 Tavern at Woodbridge Breakfastg &c.
Memorandum of Agreement for Liberation of British prisoners of War—agreed upon between the Minister at War & the Commander in Chief 19th Aprl 1783 Orders to be given as soon as possible for their Liberation—& to commence thier March. Sir Guy Carleton to be informed that it is at his Option whether they march all the Way thro the Country—or be conveyed partly by Water—Those of Frederick Town &...
The Subscribers, taking into Consideration the important Situation of Affairs in the present Moment, and the Propriety & even Necessity of informing the People and rousing them into Action; considering also the Abilities of Mr Thomas Paine as a Writer, and that he has been of considerable Utility to the common Cause by several of his Publications. They have agreed that it will be much for the...
His Excy desires me to request, that if Doctr Ledyard should make application to you for an officer & party of men, that you will be pleased to furnish it. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Mr Leonard is a man whose exemplary Life and Conversation, must make him highly esteemd by every person, who has the pleasur⟨e⟩ of being acquainted with him—the Congregation of Woodstock Know him well, it therefore Can be no Surprise to us, to hear that they will be Loth to part with him, his usefulness in this Army is great—he is employed in the glorious work of attending to the Morals, of a...
Summary of a Conversation between His Excellency General Washington, The Count de Rochambeau, & the Chevalier De Ternay— exclusive of the contents of the paper dated at Hartford the 22d Septr 1780. Signed by the parties. It was agreed that if the Count De Guichen should arrive by the beginning of October and a naval engagement should immediately take place, in which by a fortunate issue, the...
In consequence of the dispatches received from your Excellency by the Frigate La Concorde it has been judged expedient to give up for the present the enterprise against New York and to turn our attention towards the South, with a view, if we should not be able to attempt Charles town itself, to recover and secure the States of Virginia—North Carolina—and the Country of South Carolina and...