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The diminution of our force, by the discharge of the Levies, obliges me to call in all continental detachments of the Army not absolutely necessary, at remote posts — You will therefore immediately, upon the receipt of this, march with your Regiment, and any new Recruits which may have joined, to that part of the Army which lays in the neighbourhood of Peekskill, and with which you will be...
[ Preakness, New Jersey ] November 27, 1780 . Asks Greene, if ordered to West Point by Comte de Rochambeau, to take only men who will remain in service under new arrangement of Army. LS , in writing of H, George Washington Photostats, Library of Congress.
It is probable you will receive The Count De Rochambeau’s orders to march, with your regiment to West Point. Should this be the case, you will only come on with such officers as are to remain in service, on the new-arrangement and such men as are engaged for the war, or at least for a term, that will last through the next campaign. The other men you may dismiss, unless The Count De Rochambeau...
I have recd your favr of the 27th ulto—As I have been informed that the State agreed to allow the Levies higher pay than the Continental Troops, I imagine they will take measures to satisfy them at the end of their service, charging the Continent with the usual monthly allowance. The pay of the Army is in arrears since march last—The treasury is making every exertion to procure Money from the...
I have received your favr of the 14th. I had determined not to march the Levies, attached to your Regiment, to the Army, as their term of service was so nearly expired, and as Count Rochambeau expressed a wish that the Regiment might remain with him, I assured him that it should not be ordered away while he thought it of any service to him. Your stay will therefore depend upon circumstances....
I recd your favr of the 9th Inst inclosing the proceedings of a Court Martial upon Fry of your Regt. I have approved the sentence, and inclosed you have a Warrant for his Execution. I think it more than probable that your Regiment will be in a little time drawn to the main Body of the Army, should it not, means must be fallen upon to provide you pay and other necessaries upon the spot. I am...
Be pleased immediately upon the Receipt hereof to set your Regiment to work in making Fascines. They are to be from 12 to 18 feet in length and 10 Inches thick, well bound, and cut square at both ends— of these kinds, they may make as many as they can ’till further orders, and a few hundreds 6 feet long and 15 Inches thick.—a number of split stakes of hard Wood will also be necessary to fix...
I have been favd with yours of the 27 March, inclosing a Return of your Regemt and the proceedings of a General Court Martial held by order of General Cornell. I am under the necessity of disapproving the sentence of the Court against Windsor Fry, on account of its irregular constitution; as by the Articles of War a General Court Martial for the trial of a Continental Officer or soldier can...
I am to request that you will transmit me as soon as possible an exact Return of the number of non Commd Officers and privates of your Regiment designating in a particular manner what proportion of them are inlisted for the War and the different terms of service of the residue digested in monthly Columns. You cannot be too expeditious in forwarding me this Return—a duplicate of which you will...
West Point, July 30, 1779. Answers questions concerning arrangement of Greene’s regiment and provisions made for Captain Thomas Arnold. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.