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Desirous of making our Service as agreeable to you as possible, and of furnishing you with every Opportunity in my power of acquiring Honour, I have consented to the request you made me of raising and commanding a Partisan Corps. You probably will have it more in your power, to distinguish yourself at the head of a body of Men that understand the French Language, than of any others, Wherefore...
2Orders to Armand, 11 June 1777 (Washington Papers)
You are forthwith to take upon you the command of the corps heretofore under Major Ottendorf and to do all the duties thereof as commanding officer according to the rules and regulations established for the government of the Continental army and according to the usages of war. You will therefore endeavour by attentive observation and inquiry, to make yourself acquainted with every kind of duty...
I have a complaint lodged against your Corps by a number of the reputable Inhabitants in the Neighbourhood of Elk. As I find that your men cannot be restrained from committing Violences while in the Country, I desire you will immediately march them up to this Town. I am Sir Your hble Servt. Copy, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW ; Varick transcript , DLC:GW . This remonstrance, which has...
I yesterday recd your letter from York Town. You must have misunderstood me if you thought I gave you permission to raise a new and separate Corps. I told you I had no power to grant such a request, but that if you could obtain permission from Congress or of the Comee of Congress in Camp I should have no objection to the measure & to yr Inlisting Prisoners. I am certain I never gave you any...
Letter not found : to Colonel Armand, c.27 July 1778. On 27 July, GW wrote Col. William Malcom : “I now inclose a letter to Colo. Armand or the commanding Officer [of his corps].”
I have perused your letter of yesterday on the subject of recruiting your corps—In answer to it I must inform you, that when you and Count Pulaski declared your intention of quitting this Country—the consideration of the many inconveniences attending small independent Corps had determined me to recommend the incorporation of your troops and his. The evident utility of such an arrangement, in...
The honourable the Congress by a resolve of the 4th Inst. have directed the recruiting of your corps to its full compliment of Infantry. But as it is not in my power to give you any authority, where to inlist; in what State, or whether in the whole, I must refer you to Congress on this subject (to whom I have written) as well as for money for the purpose of recruiting. When these are obtained,...
Your Letter of the 19th of May was brought to this place by Mr Houdon, who arrived here the 3d of this month. I delay no time to acknowledge the receipt of it, & to thank you for the several communications you have had the goodness to make me. You are too well acquainted with my wishes for every thing which can promote your interest, honor, or happiness—to suppose that I did not rejoice at the...
I am to acknowledge the receipt of the agreeable letter you did me the honor to write to me on the 20th of Jany, & at the same time to congratulate you on the happy event announced in it. Permit me to assure you that nothing affords me more satisfaction than to receive good news of my friends; and you must allow me the liberty of considering your marriage to an amiable lady, with a handsome...
I have been honored with the receipt of your letters of the 5th October 1788 and 18th June last—the former I only received a few days ago by Major de Berdt. In answer to your observations respecting the monies due to your Officers from the United States, I can only express my regret that the political circumstances of the country have not heretofore capacitated a more punctual compliance with...