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I have received your favor of Yesterday, accompanying Dispatches from Sir Guy Carleton—and a Note from Majr Scott. I cannot omit to express to you the pleasure I have experienced from the propriety of your Conduct in stopping the Officer bearing the Flag, at your post, & your forwardg the Dispatches by an Officer of our own—I beg you to accept my sincere thanks on this Occasion. The inclosed...
The Order from Head Quarters of the 7th Inst. was not meant to prohibit you from giving passes to Citizens to fish, in the manner formerly practiced, it related entirely to the Army. I am Sir &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have learnt by accident, that there may probably arise some difficulty in the command at Dobbs Ferry, unless an early measure is taken to prevent it. You cannot be ignorant, Sir, that when two Officers come in contact in the course of service, the senior must always command. And you will please to understand that your being entrusted with the immediate command of the Water Guard, (with...
Yours of this day has been received. You will be pleased to send me immediately a State of the Detachment under your Comman d specifying particularly the num ber of Officers & Men in the Garrison & on the Water Guard. I am Sir Your Most Obed. Servt NjP : DeCoppet Collection.
You will be pleased to put a Sub. or Sergt with two Boats properly manned under the Command of Capt. Lawrence, I am Sir &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
The same Movement which was mentioned in my Letter of the 14th will be made this Evening—you will observe the same line of Conduct as pointed out in that Letter; using particular vigilance to discover every motion of the Enemy, especially to morrow night—I shall absolutely depend upon it, that the Enemy cannot move a single Vessel or Boat up the River or have any thing in agitation, without...
You are to have the Water guard supplied with three days provisions, & make preparations instantly to go down the River with all your Light Guard Boats this Evening. You will take effectual care to proceed below in such a manner as to discover with certainty whether the Enemy have any Guard or other Boats, on the water advanced at any distance from their Shipping. I mention in my confidence to...
General Washington presents his Compliments & thanks for Capt. Pray—and accepts with much pleasure the Present of Oysters which he has been so good as to send him this Day. City Library, Peel Park, Salford, Lancashire, Great Britain.