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In consequence of a Resolve of Congress I some time since directed an inscription with some devices to be engraved on the Cannon to be presented to Count Rochambeau & inclosed is a Certificate of Genl Knox relative to the execution of the work and its price. In answer to Mr Billings application to me for his pay I informed him I would write you on the subject and did not doubt you would order...
Since I had the honor of writing to you on the 11th inst . I have received a Letter of the same date from Sir Guy Carleton; of which the following is an Extract. "On this occasion I cannot help suggesting, that your Naval Prisoners here are in want, as I am informed, of many necessaries to protect them against the inclemency of the Winter. If it is not held proper by Congress that any exchange...
I have been honored with your two favors of the 30th ulto and that of the 3d inst. Upon a supposition that Mr Skinner may have delivered up the papers respecting the Marine prisoners to Lt Colo. Smith, I have written to him and desired to be informed whether it be so or not—If he is not possessed of them, I will write to Mr Skinner and direct the delivery to Mr Turner. Upon a full...
As the Contracts for the ensuing Year will shortly be made, I take the liberty of suggesting several matters which appear to me necessary either to be inserted in the Body of the Contracts themselves, or to be provided for by special stipulations with the Contractors. Under the former arrangements, If the Contractors made an offer of provisions which should be deemed intirely bad or not of so...
I take the Liberty to inclose to your Care a Letter for the Chevalr de La Luzerne on the Subject of Expence, which at his Request, I have incurred for the purpose of forwarding Intelligence of the Movements of the Enemy at N. York, to the Marquis de Vaudrieul. If our Circumstances would admit, I should be very glad that this Expence should be defrayed by the United States; it is infinitely...
I have been honored with yours of the 5th covering Copy of the Resolve of the 1st and of your circular letters to the Executives of the States and your Receivers—I am in hopes they will have the desired effect, and I shall take every proper opportunity of making the use of them which you request. I have the honor to be with real Esteem Sir Yr most obt Servt. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Applications are makg to me from the States individually, respectg the Exchanges of marine prisoners, which are in their respective possession. As I consider myself to have no Agency in this Matter—& must expect to be constantly teized in this Business, unless it is put into a more Systematical Train than at present—I must beg that you will be so good, as to relieve me in this instance, by...
I have been honored with three of your letters bearing date the 19th and one the 25th of Septemr. Inclosed you have Colo. Varricks rect for 800 dollars. General Cornell is at present at Fishkill at a meeting with the Contractors—You may be assured he shall have all my countenance and assistance in the execution of his business—I hope he will be able to make it unnecessary for me to address a...
Tho it is not my wish or design to wound you with fruitless complaints, of which I know you are not the cause, & for the consequences of which you cannot be responsible, Yet I have judged it expedient you should be made acquainted with the actual temper & disposition of the Army; a sketch of which is given without dimunution or exageration (to the best of my knowledge) in the enclosed Copy of...
I have been honored with yours of the 12th and am exceedingly happy to find that General Cornell has accepted the Office of Inspector of the Contracts &ca. I wish to see him as soon as possible as his presence becomes every day more and more necessary. Mr Mullins delivered me 480 dollars he having taken 20 to defray his Expences—This he says was by desire of Mr Swanwick—I have yet recd no...
I am really more alarmed at the Contents of your letters of the 29th and 30th of Augt and 9th of this month, than at any occurence which hath lately happened—and I am embarrassed with respect to one paragraph in that of the 30th of Augt vizt "The other which is the principal one, that you may found a warm application on it to the states—You will, I hope, keep this intirely to yourself, you...
Partly for want of answers to my letters to you of the 2d and 4th instants, requesting money for the use of our Commissioners and the accounts for the maintainance of Prisoners, and partly for want of answers to some matters proposed by me to Congress, I have been under the necessity of deferring the meeting, which was appointed on the 18th, to the 26th of this month. It will be extremely...
When applications, of a similar nature to the Colo. Varricks letter of 3d sepr 1782, inclosed, are made to me, I am under the necessity of referring them to you—I know your distress on the score of public Money and can therefore only request that you will assist Colo. Varrick in whole or in part of his present demand as soon as circumstances will admit. I have the honor to be &ca. . DLC :...
Previous to the meeting of our Commissioners, who will be Majors General Heath and Knox, I am under the necessity of applying to you to provide the means of their support while they are upon the Commission—I shall propose Orange town as the place of meeting—I should suppose five hundred Dollars, and that in Specie (as they will be in a part of the Country where paper will not be negotiable)...
I am under the necessity of enclosing you the Copy of a letter I have this day received from Mr Walter Livingston, with that of one from him to Mr Richardson Sands. From these you will perceive to how precarious a situation we are reduced in regard to the Article of Flour—the Quantity for which Mr Livingston calls upon Mr Richardson Sands is so very trifling, that it is scarcely worth...
I have had the honor of receiving your Cypher of the 17th and letter of the 20th ulto Should the money alluded to in the first be paid into my hands, it shall be applied as you direct. I should have had hopes from yours of the 20th that all difficulties between you and the Contractors had been settled, had I not received a letter from Mr. Walter Livingston dated at Morris town the 31st of last...
Mr Wells, who handed me your several Favors of the 8th—9th & 13th, arrived here on the 21st & was immediately furnished with passports from me to proceed to the Enemys out posts. If he succeeds in his purposes & brings out any thing to my Care, I shall most cheerfully comply with your Request in receiving & disposing of it. Colo. Tilghman communicated to me your Ideas respecting the...
I have received by Colo. Tilghman your Letter of the 5th instant, with a particular state of your Accounts with The Contractors for Money advanced them. I am much Obliged by this Communication, as it will enable me to combat the Constant Assertions which are made by Mr Sands, that the Contract is not fulfilled on your part. I am very glad to find that Mr Edwards, one of the Beef Contractors,...
On my Return from Phila. I found many Complaints against Mr Sands for frequent want of provisions—as well as Badness of Quality in what he did furnish—both these Greivances have subsisted till the present Time and the Troops have been without their Rations for several days at various Times. In Castg about for a Remedy, I find, none is provided in the Contracts, but what is to be applied by the...
Since my arrival here General Heath has put into my hands, the Letter from Messrs Sands & Co. (of which the enclosed is a Copy) in answer to one from the Genl to the Contractors, on the subject of repeated deficiency in the supply of provisions, during my absence & the great distress of the Troops consequent thereof. As the Representation contained in this Letter differs materially from the...
Upon my return from Albany & our upper Posts last evening, I found your two favours of the 21st & 22nd of June. I have given directions to the Commissy Genl of Prisoners to have the amount of Money due from our Officers (who have been Prisoners of War) to Persons within the Enemy’s Lines, particularly ascertained; & to transmit an abstract thereof to you as soon as may be. Confident that the...
Your two favors of the fourth Instant were deliverd to me by General Lincoln—it is an easy matter to perceive by the tenor of one of them you have imbibed an Opinion that the Officers of this army are captious and that by attempting to remove one complaint a Door is opend to others—I am not much surprized at this—You have probably adopted it from the Representation of Mr Sands of whom without...
Inclosed is the System of Issues which I mentioned in my last—It has been submitted to principal Offi ce rs of the Army—is agreeable to them—& in the Absence of Mr Sands, has been fully & freely consented to by Colo. Chas Stuart in the Name & on Behalf of all the Contractors—It remains only to obtain your Approbation—if that is given, & the System takes place, I hope most of the present...
Colo. Varick being in great Distress for his Money, & fearg, from an Expression in yours of 23d ulto, that its Delay is owing to his not havg sent forward a Receipt, has left one with me for the Sum of 800 Dollars which I now transmit & beg that he may receive the Money ⅌ the first safe Conveyance. I am &ca DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have been honored with your Favor of the 23d of April. The Information it contains, is in some Respects, pleasing and important. I thank you for the Communication; and need not assure you, that your Confidence shall never be abused by me. In a circular Letter which I have lately written to the States, I have taken Occasion to mention, the failure you experience from them, in their...
The inclosed additional Contract formed by Genl Schuyler with Mr Duer came to Hand a few Days ago—I transmit it to you together with an Extract of the Letter which accompanied it—& hope the transaction may meet with your Approbation. I am &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have had the honor to receive your Letter of the 22nd of April respecting the interference of the Contract for the Moving Army, with the Contract for supplying the Troops in Jersey;I am happy to find your ideas coincide so well with my own.And as no application has been made to me on the subject by the Contractors, I hope & expect these matters will be settled without coming before me. By...
I am obliged to you for the Copy of the Contract you have been pleased to send me under cover of your Favor of the 15th Instant—It came very opportunely, as I have already been applied to for a Determination upon the points which are submitted to my Decision. I am very glad to find that an Intendant, appointed by you, is to attend the Army, & to hear & decide on Causes of Complaint or...
Your Favor of the 3d Instant inclosing Mr Duers Contract—& papers relative thereto, I have received—and have transmitted the same to Genl Schuyler at Albany with a Request that he will see its Object fully attained—the intimate knowledge of those Posts which Mr Duer is to supply—& his carefull Attention to a rigid OEconomy, the Necessity of which he is fully apprised of renders him in my...
Upon my arrival at this place, I found complaints that the Jersey Brigade had not been regularly supplied; and was informed by the Commanding Officer that the Person to whom the contract is formed out attributed this irregularity to the want of Money—I accordingly called upon Mr Logan the Sub. contractor (& only ostensible character here) to give me his reasons in writing why the troops were...