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I was favored with yours of the 18th last evening—& will in consequence render myself in Camp the latter end of next week—when I shall esteem myself honored by any commands you may please to favor me with. We have nothing new from Charlestown—the Investiture was compleated on the 28th Ultimo—all ranks of people are anxiously waiting the event, may it be favorable, & may your Excellency put a...
I intended to do myself the honor of waiting on you this morning, but my foot being a little painful, & the appearance of the Sixteen Gun Sloop of War, with a Galley & a few boats round the Dunderberg point, determined me to remain in my Quarters, shou’d anything further turn up your Excellency may depend upon the earliest Intelligence. I wished to have spoke to you on Major McCormicks affair...
In Obedience to your Excellencies Commands I have waited on the Genl and find Sufficient of Arms for the Remainder of my Battalion—for which I Obtained an Order, and expect they will be put into proper repair, by the time Liet. Col. Johnston Arrives with the troops—except Bayonet Scabbards which cannot be procured for want of Leather. I also have the pleasure to Inform your Excellency that...
I am this Moment favoured with yours of the 12th Instant but wish it was not so urgent, as I am but too well assured that my presence on the Occation, on which it’s required—will give me more pain—than executing any Order—which your Excellency would please to favour me with in the field. my presence will be Indispensibly Necessary in this place tomorrow, the next day you will be waited upon by...
The purport of the Questions Offered by your Excellency this morning to the Consideration of the General Officers were As to the first I am not for Risquing a General Action with them—unless Circumstances should Render Success Certain—or at least such as not to leave you in a Worse Condition or Situation if Unfortunate, than you would have been if you had not Attacked. And in Answer to the...
I did myself the Honor of writing to you the 20th ultimo mentioning that I was necessitated to be here at the meeting of the Assembly of this State—& that I shou’d take the liberty of waiting on you the first of this Instant for leave of Absence . I was unfortunately deprived of the pleasure of seeing you by passing down the Jersey shore whilst you were on your way for camp on the Pennsa side...
The appearance of the number of Vessels in Haverstraw Bay was a little exaggerated —there is not the least sign of an alteration in the Garrison except that they are employed in erecting a Magazine. had not your Excellency given a hint that you wished to lull, rathar than alarm the Enemy, I should have been tempted (since the arrival of the Virginia Line) to have asked for the Artillery I...
The first and second Penna. Brigades with four field pieces and Col. Moyland’s Horse to take up their line of march...tomorrow afternoon for the purpose of destroying the blockhouse near Bulls Ferry and securing the cows, horses...in Bergen Neck and between the Hackensack and North Rivers from Newbridge and Liberty Pole southward. Desposition: A captain and twenty horse to proceed for Closter...
I was honored with your favor of the 17th last Evening & had a Similar acct out from Stoney Point the day preceeding & took measures accordingly—but have not as yet been able to discover any Alteration in the Garrison or Shiping. Yours of the 18th this moment came to hand—I shall set the troops to work at the Gabions & facines the moment the bill Hooks arrive, & in the Interim will be...
I recd your two favors of the 21st by Doctr Johnston—& the express—the first at 4. in the afternoon the latter at 11. OClock last Evening. I did myself the honor to Inform your Excellency of the Evacuation of Stoney & Verplanks points, in mine of yesterday, dated ½ after 3 OClock P.M. in which I met your Idea of caution in taking possession of that post, as I apprehended more danger from the...