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[ Pawlins Mill, Pennsylvania ] October 8, 1777 . Orders Greene’s regiment and that of Colonel Israel Angell to Red Bank as a special detachment with Greene in command. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. H dated this letter October 7 at the beginning and October 8 at the end. Greene was a colonel, First Rhode Island Regiment.
I have directed General Varnum to send your regiment and that of Colonel Angel to Red bank, by a rout which has been marked out to him. The command of that detachment will of course devolve upon you; with which you will proceed with all expedition and throw your self into that place. When you arrive there you will immediately communicate your arrival to Col: Smith, commander of the Garrison at...
I have recd some accounts from Jersey which makes it unneccessary to send more than one Regiment there at present. You will therefore proceed to Red Bank with your own with all dispatch and send Colo. Angells back to Join General Varnum. I am &ca Df , in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW .
[ Towamencin, Pennsylvania ] October 14, 1777 . Orders Greene to send sufficient men to replace deserters in Commodore John Hazelwood’s fleet and to assist Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Smith. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Commodore Hazlewood informs me that the desertions from the fleet have left him exceedingly deficient in men, which must greatly enfeeble his operations. As I imagine there is likely to be a number of men accustomed to the water in your garrison, I must desire you will immediately draft all such and deliver them for the Commodore, for the use of the fleet. It is essential he should have a...
His Excellency is persuaded by intelligence from different Quarters that the Enemy are determin’d to endeavour, by a speedy & vigorous effort to carry Fort Mifflin, and for this purpose are preparing a considerable force. Their attempt will probably be sudden & violent as they are hardly in a situation to delay a matter so essential to them as that of removing the River obstructions. It is of...
Sir: I am persuaded by intelligence from different quarters, that the enemy are determined to endeavour by a speedy and vigorous effort to carry Fort Mifflin, and for this purpose are preparing a considerable force. Their attempt will probably be sudden and violent, as they are hardly in a situation to delay a matter so essential to them as that of removing the River obstructions. It is of...
[ Worcester, Pennsylvania ] October 18, 1777 . Informs Greene that Baron d’Arendt will assume command of Fort Mifflin and that Lieutenant Colonel John Green, with reinforcements, is on the way to the fort. Sends news of surrender of General John Burgoyne. Df , in writing of Richard Kidder Meade, last sentence in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Lt Colo. Green marched this morning to reinforce the Garrison at Fort Mifflin, with a detachment of Two hundred Men, & Colo. Arendt will immediately set out to take the Command of that Fort. When the Garrison was first sent to that Post, this Gentn was appointed to take the Command of it, but an indisposition with which he was seized prevented his entering upon it before. He is now recover’d,...
[ Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania ] October 24, 1777 . Congratulates Greene on defeat of enemy on October 22, 1777, and orders that all prisoners be sent to Morristown. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.