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In answer to yours of the 20th last Month I must inform you, that the Order respecting the Colour of Horses, particularly excepted to Whites or those near White, as being too conspicuous for the purpose of reconnoitering, for which the Light Horse will be much used. I would not wish to have even dark Greys, if others equally good could be got, but if they cannot, you may purchase them, and...
I just now received your letter of the 16th instant, by Lieutenant Bolden. You have rightly construed the permission, contained in mine of the first instant, respecting the raising a troop of dark greys. It was my intention that this should be done in case a sufficiency of horses of the ordinary colour could not be readily obtained. With respect to money, I cannot at this time conveniently...
Letter not found: to Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, 14 Jan. 1778. John Laurens docketed Tallmadge’s letter to GW of 12 Jan. : “answd 14th Ref. for particulars to C[olone]l Pulaski.”
I am glad to be informed by your Letter of the 9th Inst. that you are established in quarters, where you are likely to have means of putting your men and horses into good Condition; As you have been so successful in contracting for boots and Leather Breeches, I would not have you confine your views in these articles, to the precise number that may be wanted by your Regiment; but wish that you...
Annexed is a Copy of my last Letter, which from the tenor of yours of the 7th inst. I am inclined to think you have not received—it was sent by the return of the Dragoon, who brought me your Letter of the 9th February—The Legislature of New Jersey certainly never meant that the Law regulating the Prices of Necessaries should have a retrospective view and invalidate anterior Contracts —you will...
I scarce know which is greatest, my astonishment or vexation, at hearing of the present low Condition of your horse —To have them in good order against the period, wch is now just at hand, you were exempted from the fatiegues of a Winter Campaign, & permitted to retire to the best quarters the Country afforded for the express purpose of recruiting them. I depriv’d myself of the advantages of...
I received your favor of the 4th Inst. by Colo. Sheldon. I do not censure the conduct of Officers or hurt their feelings in the smallest degree thro’ choice. When I do it, I always regret the occasion, which compelled me to the measure. How far the conduct of the generality, or of Individual Officers in your Corps may have been reprehensible and deserving the reproof and charges contained in...
I shall be glad to see you upon the business mentioned in yours of this date. If Colo. Sheldon is acquainted with W—— and the circumstances as you have related them to me, let him come also—You should be perfectly convinced of the Integrety of W—— previous to his imbarking in the business proposed—this being done I shall be happy in employing him—but there will be an impropriety in his coming...
I have received your letter of the 23d inst: the deficiency of remounts is an evil which does not admit of immediate remedy—as I cannot at present authorise the completing your number by purchase. The same reason will render it necessary for you to make the best use of those horses, which you say are so much reduced —it gives me pain, but I cannot forbear attributing the ill-state of the...
I wish you would request the person whom you formerly recommended to me—& who Genl Scott tells me, is to correspond with you, to ascertain the following facts with as much precision, and expedition, as possible. What Corps (without having regard to numbers) are left upon York Island, and the Posts at and about Kings Bridge. What Corps are upon long Island. Whether any new works are erecting...