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The Bearer, Mr: O Hebert is an english Gentleman of easy Circumstances, interested in a Patent Right for a Discovery of a Mode of applying Steam for the Cure of certain Disorders. Altho’ the Discovery is not altogether new, yet I believe the Mode of Application is perfectly so. I am willing for the Good of Humanity to suppose that it possesses all the Virtue attributed to it by it’s...
I now do myself the pleasure to Transmit you herewith Copys of the Letters (which I preserved) that passed between us during my Military Services under your Administration, in the time of the American Revolution. All those Prior to Genl. Gates defeat, I informed you before was lost among my Baggage in that unlucky affair. And I discover some Letters which I know I wrote you about the latter...
Your favour of the 18th. Ulto. was delivered to me three or four days agoe, And at a time, Just as I was seting out on a Tour through part of my Survey upon publick business; But so soon as I return home your request shall be complied with, as far as it Lays in my Power, For in Genl. Gates defeat, I was unfortunate enough to loose all my Baggage and Papers. I am with great esteem Dear Sir your...
Culpeper Court House, 14 Sep. 1791 . Thanking TJ for his of the 10th, he acknowledges his gratitude to him and to President Washington for offering him an appointment. Perplexed over whether to accept, he apologizes for explaining himself. “But from the Knowledge I have of your disposition, I find myself under no restraint to take up so much of your time, as to give a small Sketch of the...
With this the Letter I wrote you of the 8th. Inst. before I crossed the Dan River will be handed you. The Militia we Trust got to this place, their Arms and Accoutrements, I shall Store here as it is not possible to get them to take them any farther. They will be lodged in a Good Store House and under the imediate care of Capt. Brewer a Militia Officer of this County. I shall write to the...
I wrote you by Major Giles from the Camp at Hickes Creek the 24th. January. I then informed you I was under marching Orders to take charge of all the Prisoners at Salisbury. I marched on the evening of the 25th. after which there came on Violent Rains which raised the Waters in Such a manner as it made my march Two days longer than it otherwise would have been. When I got within Twelve miles...
Genl. Greene I make no doubt, has by the same hand that this goes by, informed you of the Glorious stroke that Genl. Morgan has given Tarlton. It affords me so much satisfaction that I can’t forbear repeating to you (what I expect he has done) tho’ perhaps not so fully, I not haveing the same means in my power. Tarleton was Detached with about Eleven Hundred Men, about Three Hundred of that...
I wrote you the 8th Inst. from this place by Lieut. Fraser of the Militia. This Covers a monthly Return of the Militia through the course of Yestreday. Genl. Green received several dispatches from Virginia and the Northward. These with the reports we have hear with respect to the Enemy in your Quarter, at first is rather alarming to young Soldiers, But I hope my Countrymen will not get into...
I wrote you the 30th. of last Month, Giving you some Account of our Movements. It gives me much pleasure that I have it now in my Power to inform you a Detachment of Horse (from Genl. Morgans Party) Consisting of Baylors Regiment of Dragoons and Two Hundred Militia Horse Commanded by Colo. Washington, has Totally defeated a party of Tories of about Two Hundred and Fifty commanded by a Colo....
I wrote you the 19th Inst. from Charlotte by Genl. Smallwood and Inclosed you returns of the Militia under my command. I then mentioned to you I expected the Army would soon move from thence. We arrived at this Post on the Evening of the 26th. Our Position is a secure one, And we shall be tolerable well supplyed with Provisions for some time from up and down the Pee Dee, That is if his...
This hands you a return of the Militia to the 16th Inst. I had them made in such a manner as would discover to you the numbers that marched from the deferent Countys, and what has become of them to the date of the Returns; Militia or indeed any new Troops, let what pains or care will be taken the more especially on such a long March, and badly supplied with necessaries, will moulter away in a...
Yours of the 19th Inst. I received last Evening. It gave me much pleasure to understand the Enemy were about to leave Virginia, altho’ I have my doubts and Fears from present prospect[s] here that we shall not be able to support an Army this Winter (with Provisions) sufficient to oppose them to the South. It affords me much Satisfaction that I have it in my power to inform you, I am now moving...
Yours of the 10th Instant, I received. It relieved me from a State of Suspence, and uneasiness. The latter was occasioned from a fear you might have thought unfavourable of my not immediately obeying your order, tho’ the Inclosed Copy of a Letter from Genl. Gates will Convince you that the principles I was actuated from was for the good of the Service, for when I first got here there was not a...
This will be handed you with a Letter from Genl. Gates , by the latter I presume you’ll be informed that on Monday last the General left this for the westward with about 120 Cavelry, composed of detachments from Whites, Washingtons Armongs [Armand’s] and Nelsons Corps. The Maryland Troops with a detachment of the Virginia regulars under Colo. Buford, the whole consisting of about 800 moved...
Since your last giving an Account of a British Fleet in the Cheasepeak Bay, reports here has been Various with respect to them. Genl. Gates and the Troops here are waiting with the greatest impatience to hear something certain about them, and expect hourly to receive information from you. Till then, he desires my stay at this Place, tho’ this I informed you of a day or two agoe. The General...
On my arrival here last Night I found your Letter of the 22 Instant giving me Information of the Arrival of a British Fleet in the Cheasepeak Bay, and desiring my Return immediately. General Gates seems to wish I would remain here a day or two to make some regulation among the Militia that has already got in by which time he expects to hear farther from you, and be certainly informed whether...
On my getting to this place I fell in with the Bearer Majr. Lee on his way from Hillsborough to Richmond. He informs me the Troops at Hills Borough has been much distressed for Provisions and no prospect of its being much better for some time to come. He tells me no Cattle has yet gone to the Southern Army from the lower parts. From this Information I shall order all the Militia that would...
Your Favours of the 19th. and 28th July and 4th August was all put into my hands the day before Yesterday. Where they have been all this Time I cant Account for. I also received the Lieutenant Governours Favour of the 16th Instant. The Ammunition Medicine Rum &c. arrived the same day and very timely. As there was neither Medicines nor Rum in the whole Army some of the first I have lent to the...
Agreeable to orders I am Just arrived here with all the Men that was Collected about Peadee. I wrote you from Spinkes about 70 Miles from this giving you an Account of our unfortunate affair of the 16th. It is not in my power to give you a more Satisfactory Account of the Disaster now than I did then, and as you have had an Opportunity of seeing Majr. McGill presume he has given you every...
This is the first Opportunity that I have had since our unfortunate affair of the 16th Instant between Rugeleys Mill and Camdon to advise you of it. But as I am told Genl. Gates has got to Hillsborough presume he has done it before now. Our Army moved from Rugeleys on the Night of the 15th Inst. at about Ten OClock with an intention to take post on a Creek about 6 Miles from Camdon, where the...