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New Windsor [ New York ] July 1, 1779 . Has appointed Wayne “to the command of the light infantry of the line.” Authorizes Wayne to attack enemy if an opportunity arises. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
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.
New Windsor [ New York ] July 5, 1779 . Discusses provisions for clothing the infantry. Regrets that rum supply is low. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
[ West Point ] September 24, 1779 . Refuses to countermand the order for the trial of Major Henry McCormick. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
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...
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...
I am directed by the General to inform you, that he has received information, that the enemy are in the Jerseys in force. This will probably give us something to do. We have no particulars. Your most Obedt servant ALS , Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
[ West Point, September 30, 1779. ] Orders Wayne to “detach the light infantry of the Carolina Brigade to join their respective Regiments.” AL[S] , Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. The signature and final sentence have been clipped from this letter. At the time the letter was written, Wayne was at Stony Point, New York.
When your letter was brought by Major Fishbourne I was absent from Head Quarters and did not return till this minute. I shall give it an answer as soon as circumstances will permit. I am Genn with great regard & esteem &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
You will be pleased to march tomorrow Morning at day light with the first Pennsylvania Brigade by the shortest Route to Paramus, and from thence to the Army, which will be in the neighbourhood of Prekaniss. I am Dear Sir Your most obt Servt Be pleased to direct the Quarter Master at the Ferry to forward Genl St Clairs Letter immediately to him. PHi : Papers of George Washington.