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You will be pleased to hold all the troops under your command, except Colo. Cortland’s Regt, ready to march as soon as you shall receive orders from me to that purpose. You are to move over to Susquehannah, but let this remain a secret. I am informed that three Men who were taken by the Indians from the Minisink settlement have made their escape and have returned home. If they are intelligent,...
I intend in a day or two to set out to join the Army on the North River and wish you at the same time to forward your Official Papers and send on some of the Gentlemen of your Office, but as the Adjutant Generals Department is not yet Arranged you are yourself to remain in Town untill it is compleated or untill you hear further from me. I am sr Yr Hble Servt P.S. I could wish your stay in this...
The Honble the Congress having thought proper to request me, to remain in this City, to assist in transacting public business. I find it necessary that the Heads of particular departments should also reside here; during the term that the Business referr’d to may require attention. You will therefore upon the receipt of this be pleased to make such arrangements as your private affairs may...
At the same time I acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 4th of January, I have the pleasure to congratulate you, on your appointment as Adjutant General to the Army. This has been announced to me two days ago officially from Congress. As Colonel Scammel had made his arrangements to leave the Office on the first of January, he is impatient to be releived by his successor. And indeed his...
Since mine of the 16th your missing letter of the 10th and another of the 11th has come to hand. A supply of Cloathing for the 4th Penna Regt and the Rifle Corps has been ordered up by Capt. Cobourn of Colo. Aldens Regiment and I hope it may be arrived with them by this time. The exigency of Affairs to the Northward having required an additional number of troops to be sent thither, I have...
Since I wrote to you on the 16th I have been informed, tho’ not in such a way that I can depend upon it, that the Country between Chemung and the Seneca Nation is great part of it so low and swampy that it is traversed with difficulty by even a few Foot. This is a matter that should be ascertained with the utmost precision, because should we endeavour to move a Body by that Route, to cooperate...
You are forthwith to proceed to Albany and take the command at that place and its dependencies—The forts on the frontiers, and all the Troops employed there will be comprehended under your general command and direction—Besides the garrisons, there are at this time Warners Regiment—Aldens, the fourth Pensylvania Regiment under Lieut. Colo. Butler and the rifle corps, late Morgan’s—now commanded...
Since mine of the 24th I have recd a letter from Colo. Butler dated the 28th March, by which I find, that a Body of the enemy, consisting of Indians and others, had made their appearance at Wyoming, and had destroyed several Houses and Barns in the neighbourhood, but had been unsuccessful in their attempt upon the fort —This indication of the enemy’s being in motion upon that quarter makes me...
You are immediately to Inlist such of your Regiment or any other Troops raised in the Province of Pennsylvania as are able of Body & Willing to enter into the Service of the United States of America upon the following Terms. 1st. You are not to inlist any but Freemen able of Body & under the age of 50 carefully avoiding all persons Labouring under any Lameness or other Defect of Body...
I am directed by His Excellency to send you the enclosed to be issued to morrow. He also requests (if possible) that from the result of your inspection, or by the Return of the Recruits who have joined since the first of April, you will afford the Means (this evening) of ascertaining our present force with great precision. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your Most Obed. Servant...