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We wish to know the number of heavy cannon we might bring into an operation against New York—already in the possession of The Continental distinguishing the Iron from the Brass. We are writing to The French General. Yr most Obed also the Mortars their different sizes. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. These cannons were to be used for an attack on New York City, which Washington...
[ Bergen County, New Jersey ] July 15, 1780 . Informs Knox that objective of siege is to be New York. Instructs Knox to bring forward all cannon and stores as quickly as possible. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The period for commencing our operations is so near, that, not a moment is to be lost in bringing forward all the cannon and stores in our possession proper for a siege, and necessary for the service of the campaign—to the North river. New–York will be the object, with an army of 30,000 men, which you will receive in confidence. I request you will take immediate measures for the above purpose,...
Since I saw you I have reflected upon the request of the General Officers for permitting Genl McDougall to go to Philadelphia with their representation to Congress. His presence here, from his knowledge of Naval affairs, may be very important at this juncture but if his going to Phila be thought essential by the Genls I shall give my consent—I am—Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt P.S. I shall expect his...
The alliance is not come nor our arms, nor our powder. They probably will come with the second division we want to know what we can do in the meantime in the article of arms without those; will you send us immediately a memmorandum of what we have to your knowledge? Do you know whether the Eastern States can furnish any on loan and in what proportion. We must borrow of them and borrow of our...
The General desires that 750 of the Arms and Accoutrements coming from Philadelphia may be sent to West point—of the remainder between three and four hundred sent to this Camp and the rest left at Morris Town to meet the demands of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Levies. The missing french transport with 350 Men and 50 Tons of powder is arrived safe at Boston. I am most respectfully Yours DNA : RG...
I have received Colo. Lamb’s letter addressed to you, by which he desires you "to ask me if ever Col. Bigelow solicited me to order a Court of Enquiry into his conduct at the attack on Quebec, on the 31st Decr 1775" In answer to this question I can only say that I recollect something passed between Col. Bigelow and myself a long time ago, I believe soon after he returned from Canada, on the...
His Excellency wishes to see you as early as possible tomorrow Morning at Verplanks point. I am Yr most obt and hble Sevt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
By advices received this afternoon the Enemy have again made an incursion into this State and were in pretty considerable forces before Fort Schuyler on the 27th. It is essential that a considerable number of Militia should march to relieve it, and Ammunition is wanted for them, which can not be supplied at Albany. You will therefore be pleased to direct the Commissary of Military Stores to...
I wish to be informed, whether what Arms and Accoutrements you have on hand, together with those in the Magazines capable of being put in repair in three weeks; are sufficient to equip five thousand men, exclusive of the troops now on this ground, who are destitute and must be supplied. If there are not Arms and Accoutrements to this amount, I beg you will give me the best information you can...