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Morristown [ New Jersey ] March 3, 1777. Discusses Arnold’s proposed attack against Rhode Island. Notes that Arnold’s name was not on list of newly promoted major generals. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Arnold was at this time in Providence, Rhode Island. On May 2, 1777, Arnold was promoted to the rank of major general. On August 8, 1777, he was given a...
[ Doctor Shannon’s, near Valley Forge ] June 19, 1778 . Instructs Arnold to proceed to Philadelphia and to take command of troops there. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] April 28, 1779 . Explains why Arnold’s trial has been postponed. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found: to Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold, 14 June 1777. In his letter to Maj. Gen. Thomas Mifflin of 15 June, Arnold writes: “I have recd no intelligence from Gen. Washington since 4 oClk last Evening.”
His Excellency desires you to order One hundred Men from the Artillery and Infantry to take Colo. Lambs directions for making up Cartridges—The proportion will be 20 of the first and 80 of the last if so many can be found acquainted with the Business. If not, the Artillery must be increased. I am Sir your most obt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 15, 1779 . Explains reasons for delay of Arnold’s trial. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] June 17, 1777. Describes position at Middlebrook and plans of attack. Discusses probability of enemy attack on the army at Middlebrook and on Philadelphia. Orders Arnold to send on Continental troops. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Letter not found : to Benedict Arnold, 29 June 1778. On 30 June Arnold wrote GW : “I received your Excellency’s Favour of yesterday.”
Colo. Hay proposes to send down a person into West Chester County to purchase some Cattle which are there, and as he will have occasion to go where there may be danger either from the Enemy or the disaffected, you will be pleased to give directions to Colo. Sheldon to afford a proper party to cover Colo. Hays Agent while in the expedition of the business. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Sert DLC :...
Our necessities will oblige us to draw down part of the Flour and Rum from West Point—The Commy General of Issues who is fully acquainted with our wants and expectations will be as sparing as possible of his draft upon your Magazine. I have this moment recd yours of the 23d. I will take the Contents into consideration and give you an answer in my next. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt DLC :...