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I am directed by the Commander in Chief, who returned last evening from Philadelphia, to present his Compliments to your Lordship, with a tender of any thing which Head Quarters can afford, that may in the least, contribute to the restoration of your Lordships health, being happy in hearing that your Lordship has so far recovered from a dangerous illness, and that he will do himself the...
The General approves your proposed order and requests you to forward a copy to the respective guard—Tomorrow in general orders, they and the militia will be directed to take their orders from you. Bedkins corps is instructed to join you for the purpose of vedets. I have the honor to be Yr Lordships hum. s. NjP .
By His Excelly’s command I am to request, You will be pleased to put General Hands brigade under marching orders to move by break of day tomorrow morning. He will see General Greene and take orders from him. An impress of waggons is the object. I have the honor to be with the truest attach men t Yr Lordships Most Obedt ser. NN : Myers Collection.
The General has desired me to inform You, that he intends to examine the Grounds on our right immediately after Breakfast & will be glad of your company. Your Lordship had better come down & partake of what we have. I have the Honor to be with great respect Yr Lordship’s Most Obt sert NHi : Alexander Papers.
His Excellency the Commander in Chief requests your Lordship immediately to detach two Regiments to the Landing place opposite to Spiten Devil Creek—they will remain there only this night and therefore need not take their Tents with them. I have the honor to be Your Lordships Most Obedient & Most Hble Servant NHi : Alexander Papers.
His Excellency is this moment going out—He desires me to observe that he approves the instructions you sent for his perusal, & only wishes you to add to them, that in case the Enemy should make a move up the River, that the Officers may give notice immediately to the Commanding officer at Dobbes’s. I am your Lordship’s Mo. Obet hum. Servt NHi : William Alexander, Lord Stirling Papers.
The enemy landed at De Harts Point last night in considerable force—and are advancing rapidly this way. They may aim at our camp or they may only intend to proceed as far as the mountains and file off to the left making a sweep of all the forage Cattle &c. in their way. In any case we ought to collect the Militia to give them all the opposition in our power. I request your Lordship to give the...
I am favored with your Lordships Letter of the 6th inclosing a Copy of General Sullivans to you. I have never tho’t it well to despise Information of an Enemy’s Designs——but I must freely confess to your Lordship, that I have but little apprehensions of Danger, from the Quarter of Canada—the advanced season of the Year, were no other Obstacles in the Way, I should judge sufficient to deter the...
At a Council of War held at Head Quarters, Present The Commander in Chief M. Generals Lord Stirling Brigadier Generals Paterson St Clair Wayne Fayette Hand Howe Huntington Brigadier Generals Knox Irvine
I am apprehensive that neither the fixed pickets for the security of the Army, nor the duties of the patrolls are sufficiently established. You will therefore be pleased to have a meeting for the purpose of taking the matter into consideration, and making such regulations, as will at the same time contribute to safety and to the ease of the duty, by dividing it between the Infantry and the...