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His Excellency desires you will furnish from your Brigade a subaltern for the Company of light infantry in Col. Cortlands regiment commanded by Capt. Dubois to replace Lt Vermilia who from indispositon which rendered him unfit for service, has been permitted to retire. Yr most Obed & hum. servant NN : Alexander Hamilton Papers.
The General has received a letter written by Mr Erskine by your desire at half past Nine oClock this morning; by which he perceives there are parties of the Enemy hovering about you. He desires you will take the most effectual measures to ascertain what force they are in; and be particularly watchful, that while they may be amusing you in front, they may not throw a force superior to yours on...
[ Bergen County, New Jersey ] September 11, 1780 . “His Excellency desires you will furnish from your Brigade a subaltern for the Company of light infantry in Col Cortland’s regiment.” ALS , MS Division, New York Public Library. Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt, Second New York Regiment.
His Exy desires me to inform you it is his desire that you Order Returns of the Troops under your Command to be regularly made out and transmitted to this Office so as to reach it by the last saturday in every Month agreable to Genl Orders formerly given. I am &c. DNA : RG 93—War Department.
The Warrant you rec d . from us by Express from General Washington against Fletcher Matthews, was intended for James Matthews, who by an unlucky mistake we understood to be named Fletcher. Be pleased therefore to forbear executing the said Warrant—We have given one to M r . Allison against James Matthews which we are desirous should be served without Delay—as also against William Forbes a...
Middlebrook [ New Jersey ] May 28, 1779 . Recommends that Clinton encourage the Onondagas to capture either Colonel Walter Butler or Joseph Brant. Hopes that Clinton is ready to cooperate with Major General John Sullivan. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have recd your favor of the 12th I imagine before this reaches you, the first detachment of Boats will have been sent down. Should they not, you will be pleased to have the Light Company of Cortlands compleated and sent down with them. Should the Boats have come away, you will consider whether you can spare the light Company and have a sufficient number of Men left to bring down the...
I am favored with your Letter of the 30th Ulto also with one from His Excellency Governor Clinton of the 1st Inst. representing the exposed situation of the frontier of this State. I have in consequence, thought it adviseable, that the remaining part of Cortlands Regt (except the Light Company) should continue at Albany untill further Orders—I have also prevailed on Major General Lincoln to...
I some time ago upon the representation of Mr Rensalaer the Commy of Stores at Albany gave him an unlimited order upon the Dy Commy of Hides for as much Leather or Hides as were absolutely necessary for the business of the Department. I am informed that the first draft he made was for 900 Hides, a quantity that to me seems far greater than there could possibly be occasion for, at one time at...
Doctor Vache formerly Surgeon to the 4th New York Regiment has made application to Congress, alledging that he was injustly diranged from the New York Line, notwithstanding he was Eldest Surgeon of the line and had Signified in proper time his desire of remaining in Service—as the Secy at war has referred the matter to me I must desire you to acquaint me fully, what were the reasons for which...