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There being but one General Officer (a Brigadier) with the line of the Army at present; I must, for particular reasons, request you will expedite your return from Philadelphia as much as possible. With great regard & esteem I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedient Servant CSmH .
Least from your Situation you may not have had an Opportunity to see the Good Arrangement of the Army on its takg the Field, as published in Genl Orders—I have thot proper to give you this particular Information. That upon the Troops taking their Position in the Field, which is now beginning to be done, you are assigned to take the Comand at West Point—to which Post it may be well for you to...
On your taking the Command of West Point, I wish your attention to the following perticulars. Visit the Redoubts twice or thrice in a week at uncertain periods. call the Roles regularly, and every Man to be present or satisfactorily accounted for. the Redoubts to be kept perfectly clean & sweet. no officer to be absent without your leave; nor any Soldier without leave from a Field Officer. ten...
The Commissary Genl of Issues is directed to take the most effectual measures to furnish the Armey with a Quantity of Hard Bread—for this Purpose, Six Bakers will be given him from here—You will be pleased to afford him every Assistance in your Power, that he may need—to accomplish this necessary Work. I am with much Regard sir Your most Obedt servt P.S. I find, that unless vigorous Measures...
A Memorandum was sent you this Morng-- for a Captain 2 Subs-- fifty Men of artillery, with two light Pieces to be sent to this Place—The General now desires you will let one of the Peices be a Twelve Pounder. I am most respectfully sir Your most Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have just recd your favor of this date. As the Artillery Men are wanted for a particular purpose, I request you to have them sent down this night & not wait for the Peices of Artillery, unless you can immediately find the means of conveyance for the 12 Pounders—Let the Officer report himself at Head Quarters when he arrives. I am Dr Sr &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I inform you in full confidence that an attempt is to be made this night by surprise upon the enemy’s posts upon the North end of York Island. I move down with the remainder of the Army towards Kings bridge and expect the French Troops will form a junction with me, or will be very near at hand to support me. In case of success I shall contrive you the most instantaneous intelligence upon which...
The two new whale boats at Wapping’s Creek, & the one at New-borough in the charge of Mr Brooks Depty Cloathier, are much wanted here; I wish you to send a party for them, have muffled Oars provided, & forward’d to King’s ferry or Tarry Town, to the order of Majr Darby. the party of Men that conduct the boats will return to West point, after delivering them to Majr Darby. I am, with respect...
In Consequence of my Orders, some of the Troops from the Northern Frontier will soon arrive at West Point—all that shall arrive at that Post, you will be pleased to retain for its Security untill further Orders. I am sir Your most Obedient Servt CSmH .
I have recd your favor of the 10th You will be pleased to let me have, as quick as possible, a Return of the Troops at West Point and its dependencies, as I want to ascertain our total Strength. If you will make me acquainted with the names of the prisoners under sentence and the Regiments to which they belong, I will endeavour to find out the Judgments against them and either have them put in...