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In a conference this day with the Governor—the Lieut. Governor—Genl Schuyler and Genl Ten Brock it has been determined that the Continental Regiments shall be withdrawn from the Northward as soon as a suitable number of Militia shall be sent in to relieve them. I have in consequence directed 600 men from the Counties of Hampshire and Berkshire to rendezvous at Albany. As they arrive you will...
I am favored with your Letters of the 27th and 28th Inst. and am pleased with the account you give of the perfect readiness in which the Troops are kept for a movement. On the receipt of this, you will instantly put the three Regts of Continental Troops, under your command, in motion for West Point—You will be pleased to have a sufficient number of Vessels for transports immediately procured...
In my last Letter, I requested you to forward all the Continental Troops from the Northward to West Point by Detachment as soon as possible—some circumstances since having made an alteration in the arrangements of the army, such of the Troops as shall not have been sent off, before the receipt of this Letter you will be pleased to detain at Albany untill further Orders: Causing the whole of...
I am favour’d with yours of the 6th—In consequence of my letter of the same date, the 2d Regt will be detain’d at Albany ’till further orders—Genl Schuyler is building a number of Flat boats for the Public—so many of them as are ready when that Regt is order’d down may be man’d by the Troops, and the Boats loaded with plank or such other materials as may be procur’d. Orders have been already...
I have received your Letter of the 10th—I am very sorry to hear the Disturbance which has taken place in the 1st Regt—especially as the P.M. Genl had just sent on a Sum of money for the Pay of your Brigade—unluckily it seems to have missed them . On Receipt of their money, this murmur I hope will be quieted. So long as the 2d Regt remains in Albany, I approve your keepg up Genl Schuylers Guard...
I have written to General Schuyler to have all the Boats, Oars & Plank which he has been able to procure for the Public instantly sent to West Point & mentioned that you would furnish men for the purpose—I have now to request that you will order exactly a sufficient number of men, properly officered from the 2nd New York Regt to bring these Boats immediately down the River; the Boats will be...
I have recd your favor of the 12th I imagine before this reaches you, the first detachment of Boats will have been sent down. Should they not, you will be pleased to have the Light Company of Cortlands compleated and sent down with them. Should the Boats have come away, you will consider whether you can spare the light Company and have a sufficient number of Men left to bring down the...
I am favored with your Letter of the 30th Ulto also with one from His Excellency Governor Clinton of the 1st Inst. representing the exposed situation of the frontier of this State. I have in consequence, thought it adviseable, that the remaining part of Cortlands Regt (except the Light Company) should continue at Albany untill further Orders—I have also prevailed on Major General Lincoln to...
I have been duly favored with your letter of the 9th Inst. announcing the arrival of General Stark to take command in the northern department and informing that the state Levies were coming in, and the militia from the eastward hourly expected. You will be pleased therefore on the receipt of this to embark the remaining Companies of Colo. Courtland’s regiment, and proceed immediately with them...
Your favour of the 6th reached me yesterday—I am Sorry that you find the old Hutts of the Jersey Line destroy’d, but as that mode of Cantonment seems to be absolutely necessary not only for safety but for the preservation of Discipline I must leave it with you to fix upon the nearest piece of Ground suitable for the purpose, with only this general direction—that it be as near as possible to...
In your last Conversation with me on the Subject of Resigning your Commisn as Brigr Genl you concluded to take the Matter into further Consideration, & to inform me of your Resolutions. The Army is now on the point of takg the field; in which Case it becomes necessary for me to form my Arrangement for the Several Commands—supposing therefore that you have had Time to bring your Mind to a...
Doctor Vache formerly Surgeon to the 4th New York Regiment has made application to Congress, alledging that he was injustly diranged from the New York Line, notwithstanding he was Eldest Surgeon of the line and had Signified in proper time his desire of remaining in Service—as the Secy at war has referred the matter to me I must desire you to acquaint me fully, what were the reasons for which...
The Warrant you rec d . from us by Express from General Washington against Fletcher Matthews, was intended for James Matthews, who by an unlucky mistake we understood to be named Fletcher. Be pleased therefore to forbear executing the said Warrant—We have given one to M r . Allison against James Matthews which we are desirous should be served without Delay—as also against William Forbes a...