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I have taken The General’s orders on the subject of your letter of the 24th. As Col Hay’s oxen appear to have been converted to the public use, justice requires they should be replaced to him, as it is not known certainly in what manner they were used and as it is not material to the public from what department the compensation comes, The General directs that The Quarter Master General will...
I have taken the General’s orders on the subject of your letter of the 24th. As Colo. Hay’s oxen appear to have been converted to the public use, justice requires they should be replaced to him—as it is not known certainly in what manner they were used and as it is not material to the public from what departments the compensation comes. The General directs that the quarter master general will...
If you have a larger Portmanteau than the one the bearer brings pray exchange it. Let the Bridle the bearer brings have the best sett of Rains your Saddler can put to the Bitt. & with as much expedition as possible I am Sir Yr Most Obt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
I send you letters for Philada for the Eastwd for Fishkill and some for the Militia Colonels of Ulster and Orange—which be pleased to put in proper train. The two for Osopus will go by an Express which Colo. Lutterloh will have occasion to send after forage. If no opportunities offer speedily for Colo. Hathorne—Jansen and McLaughry an Express must take them. The Expresses on the communication...
I send you herewith an application to the Civil Authority for impress Warrants to procure Teams for the transportation of flour &c. I wish you to send proper Persons of Your Department to negotiate this business, and to use every exertion to have the Stores brought on, as soon as possible. The Cloathing for Philadelphia may be forwarded by these Teams, without any expence, to Ringwood, or some...
The General consents that the Cloathing should go by the way of Morris Town, but would not have it delayed, by any means, on the Road. The Congress will wait, for some time, we shall have Letters to go by him in an hour. Be pleased to forward the Dispatches for Rhode Island. I am Sir Your Most Obed. Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
Our Allies cost us a great deal in Horse Flesh—But it cannot be avoided—Count St Maime applies this morning for a Horse, in the room of one which he has worn down. His Excellency desires one may be furnished at Newburg if possible, for I believe the fact is, that the tired Horse is unable to proceed a foot farther. I am Yr most obt & hble Servt DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
I will be obliged to you to give orders to have the following articles made for me a small table 4½ feet long 3½ wide for a dining table 2 small Kegs 2 a size larger 2 piggons If you can spare an artificer for a day at my quarters, he will be of use to me. I should also be glad if it could be done without inconvenience to have a light boat which two persons could manage. Yrs. ALS , RG 93,...
Your Letter of the 21 of this Month with its inclosure reached me a few days since. No application has been made to me on the subject of your Memorial to Congress—nor had I any knowledge of it until I received your Letter; and should I be referred to on the subject I must candidly inform you I cannot give the measure the support you wish. Except on very extraordinary occasions, where it had...