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This will be delivered to you by Mr Mix Asst Q. M. Genl who in the absence of the Quartr M. Genl is charged with making provision for the transportation of the Garrisons and Stores to the Posts on the Western Waters, he has instructions to consult with you respecting a Contract for so many Batteaux as he can ensure the means of payment; he will also make arrangements for the transportation...
By His Excellency George Washington Esqr., General & Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States. It having been represented to me from good Authority, that Mr Timothy Brinley Mount, the Bearer of this, late from Monmouth in N. Jersey State, but some Time residing in the City of N. York, has been a good friend to the Cause & Liberties of the United States, havg been of particular...
It is with the profoundest respect I presume to approach your Excellency on this most happy occasion the return of Peace to my bleeding Country: This Event so grateful in itself is still heighten’d in the preservation through so many toils and dangers of a life so valuable so dear to every individual. May I beg your Excellency to believe I shall ever esteem this the happiest moment of my life...
I have received with satisfaction your favor—congratulating me on the happy return of Peace, & the prospects of Returng to our former Walks of Life. I take pleasure in complying with your Request of a Recommendation to the Citizens of America—as I am happy to find, by the Concurrent Testimony of many of our suffering Brethern, & others, that you have invariably through the most trying Times,...
I am going to receive your thanks for putting it in your power to do good. A Miss Howard, a citizen of Annapolis, of an amiable character and reputable connections married a Capn Le Vacher de Vanbruen, a French gentleman. The Capn served with reputation in our army from the year 1776 til the capture of Lord Cornwallis when he obtained a furlough to visit France. He embarked in the Favorite...
I am this day favd with a Copy of Your Excellency’s Letter to my Assistant Mr Brooks, & on the 25th Every Article shall be forwarded from this that is wanting to Complete the Supply of Clothing You have ordered to be furnished the Troops Destined for the Westward the Delay of these few Days is Unavoidable owing to the Want of Several Articles, Shirts in particular, of which this Magazine is...
I am again under the Necessity of applying to Your Excellency for a further Provision of Pay to the Writers employed under my Direction. Above six Months have elapsed since they have received any Money from the Public for their Services on which alone they depend, as their duty with me would not admit of their devoting any of their Time to the Means of making Money for their immediate...
If my Letter from Albany by the Count del Vermé has reached you, it would inform you that I had just made the tour of the Northern & Western parts of this State, & had got that far on my return home. Accordingly, the day following I arrived at this place & found your Aunt but just recovering from a Fever & severe Cholic which had reduced her much. Since then she has had a relapse, and is at...
By His Excellency George Washington Esqr. General & Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States. Whereas Monsr Rochefontaine hath served as Capt. in the Corps of Engineers from the Month of April 1778 until the Month of Novr 1781 when he was promoted to the rank of Major in the Service of the United States: and whereas he hath been principally with the Army under my immediate Orders,...
Extract of a letter from Govr Haldiman August 19th 1783 to his Excelleny Genl Washington. “As the Baron will communicate to your Excellency the substance of our conversation upon the subject of his Commission, I shall add no more here than to assure your Excellency, that every measure which obedience to the commands of my Sovereign and the most humane inclinations could suggest, & which the...