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Your Application is not a little distressing to me; and if comply’d with must have an unhappy influence on the Minds of the detachment which is going to the Southward—Colo. Stewart is already gone—and Colo. Butler on account of his Health is going. three of the first officers then in rank and consequence in the Pensylvania Line, to be away from their Troops when an important & interesting...
As you know that an enterprise against Wilmington is the first object in view for the detachment which is to March to the Southward, and that it is not more than half the distance of, and in the Rout to General Greene’s Army, I shall add no more on the subject, but leave you to act as you have requested—or, if it is more agreeable to you to be absent from the Army for a while, to consent to...
I with the greatest Pleasure received your Acco. of the Action at Green Spring—as I had just before seen it thro’ the Channel of Mr Rivingston and you may therefore suppose in the most unfavorable Light—The Marquis de la Fayette speaks in the hansomest Manner of your own Behaviour & that of the Troops under your Comand in the Action. I think the Account which Lord Cornwallis will be obliged to...
It gave me great Pleasure to learn by yours of the 26th ulto. that You had marched from York Town, tho’ I was somewhat disappointed as to your numbers, as I had been made to expect they would be considerably larger. Sudden and exemplary Punishments were certainly necessary upon the new Appearance of that daring and mutinous Spirit which convulsed the Line last Winter, and nothing will make me...
I was duly favored with Yours of the 19th ulto, by Colonel Harrison—at the same time, that I commend the laudable efforts you made to have a Corps of the Troops of Pennsylvania in readiness to march with the Detachment under the Command of the Marquis De la Fayette, I deplore with you the causes which have occasioned this delay, and hitherto frustrated your endeavours. The critical situation...
Congress, as you will have been informed, have determined that the Pennsylvania line shall compose part of the southern Army, and have ordered it to proceed to Virginia, in detachments, as they may be in readiness to march. I have given General St Clair directions to carry the Resolve into execution as speedily as possible—I think it essential that one of the Brigadiers should proceed with the...
His Excellency has ordered me to inclose & send you a list of the Names of the Pennas. serving in his Guard; & request you to ascertain the times of their inlistments, respectively, and give me the necessary information, that those Men who appear to be intitled to a discharge, if any there be, may accordingly have justice done them, & their wishes gratified. The General, in answer to a...
New Windsor [ New York ] February 2, 1781 . Commends Wayne for conduct during mutiny. Excuses Wayne from recruiting. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Wayne had been in command of the Pennsylvania troops that had mutinied.
In mine of the 29th of January I partly answered yours of the 21st—Yours of the 17th had been duly received, and I am since favored with that of the 28th. I am satisfied, that every thing was done on your part to produce the least possible evil from the unfortunate disturbance in your line, and that your influence has had a great share in preventing worse extremities—I felt for your situation....
His Excellency has no objection to your meeting Wilson, you may do with him as you please, I mean as to permitting him to return. You know what a strange Creature he is. If you manage him right, you may perhaps get something important out of him, as from his connexions in the Army he must know something important. He has two Brothers in the British Service. I am Yr most obt PHi : Anthony Wayne...