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Gen. Warren writes me, that my Farm never looked better, than when he last saw it, and that Mrs. —— was like to outshine all the Farmers. —I wish I could see it.—But I can make Allowances. He knows the Weakness of his Friends Heart and that nothing flatters it more than praises bestowed upon a certain Lady. I am suffering every day for Want of my farm to ramble in.—I have been now for near Ten...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Il nous est arrivè icy la même chose qu’à nantes ou bien loin qu’une multitude de vaisseaux nous ayent offert le passage pour aller à notre Destination, nous n’en avons pas trouvé un seul, et nous etions dans le plus grand embarras. Mr. Carabas a bien voulu nous en tirer. Persuadé que c’étoit remplir vos vuës que de seconder notre impatience, il a fait...
ALS : American Philosophical Society Quoique vos lumieres vous metent dans le cas de n’avoir guere besoin d’aucune explication, je pense que vous ne serez pas faché d’aprendre que quand j’ai eu l’honneur de vous ecrire, ainsi qu’a monsieur le dictateur vashington, j’etois a un quart de lieu d’ici, au chateau de Condorcet chez monsieur le Comte du meme nom, cousin germain de Mr. le marquis de...
7054General Orders, 15 May 1777 (Washington Papers)
Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
I am favd with yours of the 11th with the proposition for exchanging Capts. Campbell and Harrison for Messs. Richard McKnight and Thomas Little. This I can by no means assent to, as it would be establishing a precedent of a dangerous Nature in its consequences. For then, whenever any of their provincial Officers fell into our Hands, they would send out parties and pick up some of the...
The great loss of Tents at Danbury is like to make us rather scant in that Article, especially as the whole Army in this quarter will be moving and must consequently lay in the Feild. I am informed that the Barracks, already built at Ticonderoga and Mount Independance, will contain between three and four thousand Men, and as your Garrison will be stationary, I would recommend the covering the...
I do myself the Honour to enclose you sundry Resolves of Congress, accompanied with a Commission for Monsr Armand, which I am to request you will order to be delivered to him, as he is now at Head Quarters. Ever since the appointment of Brigadiers I have been waiting to be informed of the Dates of their respective Commissions in Order to settle their Rank in making out new ones. But as there...
General Mifflin informs me that he has ordered Mr Chase Assistant Quarter Master General at Boston to send forward all the Tents which were stored at Boston or portsmouth to you, and desires that I will give you directions as to the distribution of them. You will know with certainty what number will be wanting for the Troops that are not barracked at Peeks Kill and the Forts. I cannot conceive...
I was this morning favoured with yours of the 13th by Colo. Malmady. I have written to Mr Hughes, respecting the distribution of the Tents, you have ordered from the Eastward. A few days ago, I wrote you about a quantity of Tent Cloth, which I was informed was at providence and which I directed Mr John Brown of that place, to purchase and secure, subject to your orders. As you have not...
I have recd your’s of the 7th Inst. & have Ordrd all the Troop’s who have had the Small pox and are able to March to peck’s Kill’s; by the Numbr wanting Still to Compleat our Battalions with those who have not yet gone thro’ the Small pox tis probable we shall Soon have Two or three Thousand Men who have not had that Disease as I beleive our Quota will be raisd soon in this advancd Season will...