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At the particular request of Mr Watkins I took the liberty to mention him to your Excellency as a Gentleman who wished to succeed the late Mr Erskine in the Geographical Department — since which I put into your hands a specimen of his performance, he has again called at my Quarters, & believe he would wish to be employed in surveying the Roads &ca until your Excellency makes choice of the...
We have frequently experienced every possible extreme of cold & fatigue in errecting Hutts at a late Season, which from a Variety of Intervening circumstances, could not be avoided—however at present I can not see anything to prevent us from taking time by the forelock, and making use of the new levies in building houses for the reception of such men as we now have, or may receive for the War,...
Will you have the goodness to excuse my not waiting on you to announce the Arrival of the first Pennsa Brigade—& permit me to Inform you of that of the Second under the Conduct of Genl Irvine, who now pitching Rein tents, we have also recd a few recruits for the war, which I shall distribute in proportion to the Strength of the Regiments. As Genl Officer of the day I will have the honor of...
Your letter of yesterday from Robinsons house, came to hand between 7 & 8 O Clock in the evening—as the troops were much fatigued for want of sleep—no prospect of any move of the Enemy up the River, & being in a position to command the pass by Storms &ca to West point, with a road in our rear to file off our Artillery, by Haverstraw forge & under the Mountain to Suffrens—Genl Irvine & myself...
On the 10th Instant I did myself the honor to Suggest an Idea of manoeuvring the Enemy into a change of position of which advantage might be taken. I am not so well acquainted with the present strength of the Enemy, or the Condition of their Works on Staten Island, as to fix with prescission upon the most proper mode of attack (should this be deemed an advisable Object)—but this knowledge is...
When your Excellency was pleased to lay a state of matters before the Council of War the 6th of June—the prospects were extremely favorable—& we had flattering expectations from the succours promised by his most Christian Majesty—as well as the exertions of these States. upon this ground I did myself the honor of giving my Opinion to your Excellency in writing of what I then thought the most...
When I was first informed of the discontent that pervaded the whole of the Field Officers of the Pennsa line on acc’t of the appointment of Major MacPherson to a Command in the Light Infantry—it gave me much pain—but when I found the effect it had on their minds was such as would probably produce a General resignation—I felt every sensation that could possibly take place in a breast,...
We have this moment received your Excellency’s favor of this day & shall Immediately communicate it to the Field Officers of the Line—cou’d our most sanguine wishes prevail—an Immediate termination would be put to this alarming affair—but we cannot as yet flatter ourselves of any happy effects from the utmost of our exertions which rest assured will not be wanting on this Occasion. We have the...
It was not until some time after your Excellency was made acquainted with the very great dissatisfaction which the Majors of the Pennsa line experienced, on the appointment of Major McPherson to a Command in the Corps of Light troops drawn from that State, that we were Informed of the address they presented to you, the moment we discovered the effect that appointment had upon them—every means...
In pursuance of the plan which your Excellency was pleased to adopt—the first & Second Pennsa Brigades with four pieces of Artillery belonging to Colo. Procters Regiment and Colo. Moylans Dragoons, took up their line of march on the 20th at 3. OClock P.M. & arrived a little in the rear of New Bridge at 9. in the Evening, moved again at One in the morning in order to Occupy the Ground in the...