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Some days ago I received your favor of the 8th Inst., and am much obliged by the measures you have taken to recover the Box. I am happy to find by a Letter from General Schuyler of the 22d, which came to hand last night, that the Indian Nations, which had discovered an unfriendly disposition, seem to be well affected and to afford grounds to hope for a friendly alliance between us. If this can...
I am favd with yours of the 8th instant inclosing a letter from you to Congress upon the subject of Affairs in the North River department. I agree perfectly with you as to the propriety of drawing every man down the River except the garrison of Fort Schuyler and have backed your opinion forcibly with my own. I cannot think it was the intention of Congress to make the command of the Forts...
It is of the utmost importance that we should be thoroughly acquainted with the resources of this State in regard to Flour. Can it be procured in any considerable quantity, it will not only save the immense expence that arises upon the transportation from Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, but it will enable us to lay up suitable Magazines, which I fear we shall not be able to establish...
By yesterday’s Post I received advice of the completion of the Bargain I mentioned to you in my last—and that I should be drawn upon in a few days for the amount—viz.—£1880 Virga Curry. which differs from the Curry of this State 1/3—Dollars in Virginia passing for no more than Six Shillgs. I shall take the liberty of calling upon your Excellency with my Bond for this Money in the course of two...
I this morning received your favor of the 18th when returning from Stony point. Being very much fatigued and not having obtained a detail account of the Action yet, I cannot comply with your Excellency’s request. However for your private information—I believe the Garrison at Stony point amounted to about 500 rank & file—of which between Twenty & thirty might have been killed—about Forty...
I had the honor last night to receive Your Excellency’s Letter of the same date—and am happy to inform you, that there probably will be no occasion to march the Detachment, nor consequently to call the Militia to our aid. By the inclosed Letter from the Committee of Congress, which came to hand last evening, Your Excellency will perceive the favorable train matters were in, and the ground to...
Ramapo [ New Jersey ] June 27, 1780 . States that Major General Robert Howe has been ordered to dismiss the militia. Emphasizes necessity of completing Continental battalions. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I had the honor of writing to your Excellency yesterday, requesting your advice on the proposed expedition against Anaquaga. I have given Col. Cortland orders to get his regiment well clad, and prepared without delay, for this purpose, and to wait upon you himself to consult you fully on the most expeditious mode of proceeding and the previous measures proper to be taken. If the troops already...
Take with you Lieut. Colo. and proceed immediately to Fairfield and there in Consultation with General Lincoln of the Massachusets Bay, Mr Hobart of this State and Lieut. Colo. Livingston if you can meet with him, concert an Expedition to Long Island for the purpose of aiding the Inhabitants removing or destroying the Stock, Grain, &ca which must otherwise fall into the Hands of the Enemy....