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In persuance of the orders I received to obtain all the Intelligence in my power of any movement of the Enemy, immediately on the Return of my Regt to their former station at this place I detached a Party under the Comd of Leiutt Lewis to S: Amboy, & another of Leiutt Lindsay to N. or Perth Amboy, Elizth Town & Newark with orders to Patroll the adjacent Country, & coast, and Pick up all the...
I intercepted a deserter this evening from Elizth Town in his way to Chester County Pensylvania. He is one of the greens as they are called, & belonged to Allens Battalion in Skinners Brigade his name John Watts or Watson formerly belonged to the Delaware Blues; He says he left Staten Island on wednesday about noon. that on Sunday last the fleet consisting as was Said of 500, but as he thinks,...
I have the Pleasure to Inform your Excelly that Leiutt Lindsay came a Cross two Prisoners near northeast to day straggling from the British Camp which he has taken and sent to this place, & I have order’d them on to Camp. one of the Prisoners a native of Maryland, and incorporated into the German’s in the British army the other a German, the Accts of the Marylander are extravagant with respect...
I have discoverd a party of the Enemy on the Heights Just on the Right of two Widow dav⟨i⟩s’s who live close together on the Road calld the fork road, about half a mile to the Right of the meeting house (Birmingham) There is a higher Hill to their front. ALS , DLC:GW . One of the widows was Susannah Davis (d. 1782), who owned eight acres of land in East Bradford Township along the road running...
From the Commencement of the Present war I have devoted my time, regardless of domestic concerns to the Service of my Country. and scarcely since the month of June 1775 have I paid any attention to my own private affairs. Since my appointment to a Commission in the Horse, Which was in June 1776 I can with confidence say I have not been absent from my duty in that department one week, but when...
The Original Establishment of my Regt was one feild Officer a Captain Leiutt Cornet three Corporals, one Drummer one trumpeter & thirty Rank and file ⅌ troop; a Quartermaster to each Squadron; a Chaplain and Surgeon & adjutant to the Regt, and a Rough Rider to each troop. Their Pay as follows Majr Commt 10s. Adjutant 7.6 Capt.  7.6 Quar. Mastrs 5.0 Leiut.  6 Rough Ridr 5.0 Cornet  5 Drummer...
I have detached Let Coll Temple with a small Party from Matsons to the Lancaster Road with orders to fall in at the Seventeen milestone and proceed down the road on the front of the Enemy (dataching a party to gain their left) and if they are on the retreat to move down & Join me as low as Marian Meeting, Majr Jamison with another party I detached about two or three mile in the rear of this...
As My Regt was destitute of a Paymaster when I quitted Camp, from the Resignation of Mr Joseph Egglestone who Resigned with Yr Excellencys Permission, I have taken the Liberty, to propose Mr Duncan Rose, who is now on his way to Camp & has promised me that he will make what haste he can to arrive there soon, to fill that post; he is a Gentn whose firm attachment to the American Interest, whose...
Letter not found: from Col. Theodorick Bland, 27 Mar. 1778. On 10 April, Bland wrote GW , “This day fortnight I wrote to Your Excellency in obedience to the Orders Recd by Col: Baylor.”
This day fortnight I wrote to Your Excellency in obedience to the Orders Recd by Col: Baylor, Since which I have been Constantly employd in the Purchase of Horses for the Cavalry; I have myself Purchased ten, as yet I have not exceeded £100 this Curr[enc]y & have only given that in one Instance; the generality of my Purchase has been from 60 to 85. From the dispersed Situation of the officers...
Letter not found: from Col. Theodorick Bland, 19 April 1778. On 3 May, Bland wrote GW , “This day fort’night I did myself the Pleasure to Inform Yr Excy of my situation and prospects at this place.”
This day fort’night I did myself the Pleasure to Inform Yr Excy of my situation and prospects at this place Since which I have Continued to purchase horses and recruit men the Number of the former now at the Rendezvous is thirty seven, exclusive of what the Several officers who have been lately detachd for that purpose may have bought. I Say lately detachd, as from the dispersed Situation of...
Since my last from this Place I have been under the necessity of making a journey to Newbern in North Carolina to obtain from the Loan office at that Place money for an order, sent me (by Col: Baylor) from Congress; and being unfortunately taken Ill on my return have been detaind near a fortnight longer, than I should have been, which has been the reason of my not writing to Yr Excellency...
Since Closing my letter to you of this day Mr Addison Lewis of my Regt has applyed to me on acct the Rank which he appears most certainly to be entitled to on the Promotion of Capt. Lee, he being now the Oldest Leiutt in the Cavalry. I must also beg leave to Inform yr Excelly that Capt. Lewellen Jones is under nearly the same Predicament, he being the Oldest Capt. of Cavalry in the Service....
I[n] persuance of yr Excellencys Commands you will herewith receive enclosed a weekly Return of the Party under my Command in this state. I am in great Hopes, that by the time the Bridles and other necessaries for Marching them on to Camp arrive (and for which I have sent to Fredksburgh) that I shall be in a Condition to send on about Seventy horses and some men. I miss no opportunity of...
By Cornet Fauntleroy, I have sent from this Place fifty one Horses all in Good order, besides which I have directed him to take along with him such as the officers which lye in his Route may have ready. They shd have been sent on sooner had not the Men (who are new recruits) been destitute of Cloaths and accoutrements. And indeed I am now under the necessity of delaying them longer or sending...
I was yesterday favord with yr Excellency’s letter of the 3d inst. dated from head Quarters Brunswic. With Respect to supplying Capt. Medici with money to proceed on his purchase and recruitg I am happy to have followed the mode you advise me to, but before the Rect of yours, I recd a letter from Govr Caswell informing me that it was impossible to advance a Shilling at present from that state,...
When yr order dated White Plains Augt 3d reached me, I was in Williamsburgh, whither I had gone to make application, to the Governor & Council for such horses Arms & accoutrements as had been furnished for Genl Nelsons Corps, which had now become useless to them by their being disbanded; An order for which I obtaind. Immediately on the receipt of yrs I repaird to this place to put every thing...
Letter not found: from Theodorick Bland, c.1 Nov. 1778. On 3 Nov., Bland informed GW that “I wrote to you a few days ago by Capt. Call relative to the officers.”
By Leiut. Col: Temple (who goes to head Quarters, for the purpose of settling some accounts with the Auditors,) I have the Honor to inform yr Excelly that I have taken every step in my power, to induce the men of my Regt to reenlist, and altho there appears among them a great disposition to Continue in the Service during the war, yet only one man has yet enlisted, They seem unanimously to...
Being detaind by almost two days heavy Rain I did not arrive at this Place before to day, where I found the Convention troops just arrived Under the Command of Brigr Hamilton, the Escort from the Massachussetts being Commanded by Col. Gearish. they are Marched in Six divisions about Seven Hundred in each division. the last division, was to March from their Place of Cantonment on Wednesday...
I am now on my way to Sharon where I expect to arrive this Eveng & where the first division of the British are to halt to day; The Qur Mastr Informs me that no troops are yet arrived or assembled to receive them from the Militia of this State who will not march one Inch further, owing to thier being engaged by the state & promised not to proceed further; I much fear that my Letter written to...
I only this afternoon was honord with your Excelly’s letter of the 17th Instt relating to Brigadr Genl Poore, immediately on the Rect of which I dispatched an express to him with a Copy of my Instructions; Since which Col: Meade has arrived, and Inform’d me of the arrangement Yr Excy has made in consequence of my letter to you yesterdays date from Canaan. I can assure yr excelly I am...
I am Sorry to Inform Yr Excelly that a Total stop is put to the March of the Convention troops owing to some misconception which has arose between Yr Excelly and the State of Connecticut; Yr Excelly’s Orders are that the Connecticutt Escort shall go as far as the North River, the Orders of this state that they shall proceed to sharon or the Line between Connecticut & N. York & there be...
I am happy to Inform your Excy that the Continental Escort Arrived and proceeded on yesterday with the 1st division to Sways, the second, arrived at this Place, but too late, to preceed the others yesterday at Mabbets; Some Hints that have been drop’d, and some open declarations of the Soldiers of the Conventn troops that they expected to be rescued, & intended to make some effort themselves;...
This will serve to acknowledge the Rect of Yr Excellys Containg the Circular Letters, and two thousd Dolls. In the disbursments of which shall obey yr Excys Commands I shall implicitly follow yr Excys Instructions relative to the Route, and the Notice to be given to Baron Du Calb and the Militia officers, I arrived at this place a few minutes before the Express. the front Division Marchd from...
Letter not found: from Theodorick Bland, 6 Dec. 1778. On 9 Dec., GW wrote Bland : “Your favr of the 6th reached me at this place last evening.”
Having Sent off expresses on the 6th of the month to the officers Commandg the Militia of the Counties of York and Lancaster according to yr Excellencies Instructions to me; to have the Militia of those Counties in Readiness as well as that of Philidelphia & Bucks; I was not a little surprized, (after the Information I recd from the board of War, of the proceedgs of the President & Executive...
The last Division of the troops of the Convention arrived here this day and were transferred by me, as have been the others, Successively as they arrived to Col: Harvie who was appointed by the Board of War to take Charge of them in Quality of Commissary of Prisoners, his Instructions for which, he shewd me soon after my arrival at this Place. Enclosed Yr Excellency will Receive a Genl Return...
Letter not found : from Col. Theodorick Bland, 22 Feb. 1779. GW wrote Bland on 21 March : “I received your favor of the 22d.”