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The Commander in Chief sensible of the immense importance of preserving the Horses & Teams of the Army in good condition for service through the Campaign & considering that the Movements, supplies & success of an Army frequently depend on this Article alone; hath commanded me, to request from you Gentlemen in writing, a joint Report on the following Points, viz. What number of Horses & Teams...
I have reciev’d your favor proposing a plan for the formation of a corps of light infantry. It wou’d be difficult for you to recruit such a Corps, & experience has fully taught us that it will never answer to employ deserters or Prisoners. Generally speaking no confidence can be placed in them. Deserters are for the most part without principle sufficient to insure their fidelity, and prisoners...
As we have more than probably taken a position for the Winter, and every exertion in the different departments should be made to prepare for the next Campaign: I take this early oppertunity to remind you of the necessity of providing Common Tents—Bell Tents for Arms—Ammunition Waggons—& such other essentials in your Line as you know will be wanted for the use of the Troops next Campaign. A...
To avoid the Delay of Ferriage, the Teams & Horses of the Army will proceed from hence to the Bald Friars Ford on Susquehannah, from thence to—Bush—to—Baltimore to—Elk Ridge Landg—to—Bladensburg to—George Town, from thence to—Falls of Rappahanoc—avoidg Accoquan Ferry to—Caroline Court House to—New Castle—to—Williamsburg—On this Rout you will proceed—& make the Necessary Preparation of Forrage...
I have received your letter of the 3d of Jany containing a proposition of the delivery of several hundred German families to settle some of those large tracts of unimproved Land in this State. I cannot, as an individual, do any thing, at present, towards promoting your d[e]sign, having no occasion for people of the decription mentioned in your letter except a few Mechanics, which I should be...
Letter not found: to Col. Henry Emanuel Lutterloh, 11 Mar. 1778. Lutterloh wrote GW c.16 Mar ., “I had allso the honour to receive Your Excellencys Letter of the 11 instt,” and Lutterloh’s letter to GW of 10 Mar. is docketed, “Answd 11th Mar.”
The Army will move to Ver Planks Point in the course of this week—a provision of Forage must be made for the Riding Horses of the Army & others which will be necessarily employed there with the Artillery, Stores, Baggage &c. The number will be small—but as the Hay as well as grain must be brought from some distance, it behoves you to make your Arrangements accordingly under the direction of...
The General wishes you to make to him a return of the Riding Ho r ses of the Army, which draw forage; also an Estimate of the Forage which will be required to feed them, in order to transmit to Philadelphia. I am Sir Your Most Hble Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
I have regularly received your letter dated the 27th of Novr. It would take up more time than I could well spare, to notice the applications which have been made to me in consequence of the new government. In answer to as many, as I have been at leisure to acknowledge, I have invariably represented the delicacy of my situation, the impropriety of bringing such things before me, the decided...
I have received your two Letters in one of which you declare your intention to resign the Office of D. Quarter Master General —I write you to retain it if possible ’till some proper person arrives here to take your place—leaving the variety of business which necessarily comes before the acting person in that department to be managed by those whose knowledge and experience have been altogether...