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Your Regiment of Light Dragoons, being to be dissolved, in Consequence of the Resolution of Congress of the 26th of May—grantg furloughs to the Men for the War—and my particular furlough given to those for three Years—You will suffer the Men for the War, who will have their discharges, to take with them their Arms & Accoutrements, & Ammunition, agreeably to Genl Orders—The Arms, Ammunition &...
B. General Hazen—represents to me, that Lt Kinney of your Regiment was some time since apprehended, below the Enemys lines, on suspicion of being concerned in illicit Trade and was sent up to the Cantonment at Pompton—where he was ordered by Gen. Hazen to remain—till the matter was examined into & decided or till he should be permitted to depart—notwithstanding which Orders, he left the...
I am to acknowledge the Recet of your letter of the 6 of this Mo—The matter rispecting the Servants of the Officers of Cavalry shall be Represented to the Secretary at War and until his directions are taken the Pay Master shall be ordered to Pay Subsistence to the number of Servants allowed by the Order of Jany last. Lt Colonel Jameson has the leave you Request. I am Sir. DLC : Papers of...
The Dragoon brought me your Letter of the 13 Yesterday. A Supply of Shirts Sufficient to give each Man two—will be sent here as fast as they can be transported from Philadelphia—Six thousand have already arrived and I only delayed the issue of them till there should be enough here to give each man one however if more do not arrive in a few days I shall order these to be issued by lot—so that...
It being now time for your Corps to retire into Winter quarters, I propose posting the two Companies of Infantry under the Orders of Major Tallmadge contiguous to the Sound; and should be very well satisfied with having the Cavalry cantoned in either of the Towns of Ridgefield, Danbury, Reading, or New Town (but, not farther eastward) if convenient quarters, & a supply of Forage can be...
I have recd your favor of the 29th ulto and am obliged by the intelligence which it contains. You will be pleased to put your two Companies of Infantry and fifteen of your dismounted Dragoons to be commanded by Lieut. Seymour under the orders of Major TallmadgeYou will readily perceive the reason of not entrusting the object of this detachment to paper as the Express has to pass thro’ an...
I find it expedient to countermand the Order I gave this Morng for the march of the Mounted Men of your Regt & the State Troops of Connecticut & New York—You will therefore make no movement in consequence of that Letter, and either suppress the Order to Col. Canfield, or countermand it, if it has been already communicated. As I have an earnest desire that the Enterprize committed to Majr...
I am extremely obliged by the information contained in your two favors of the 14th & 25th Inst. Your channel of Intelligence seems to be so direct & accurate, that I cannot but press you to avail yourself of it—I shall thank you still to make your enquiries respecting the Cantonment & State of the Enemy’s force; the embarkation of Troops; sailing of the Fleet &c. as minute, and at the same...
You will remain with your Legion on the Lines untill farther Orders. While you continue to do duty there, you need not keep a fixed position, but may remove your Corps from place to place, as you may think necessary for the purposes of obtaining forage, covery the Country, & securing yourself from surprize. It will be expedient to keep up a communication with Col. Webb who commands the Light...
I inclose to you the Paroles & Countersigns from this Day—to . You will keep them sacredly to yourself untill they are delivered to your Corps—and when they are expired you will send to Head Quarters—& they will be continued for a further Time. I am &ca DLC : Papers of George Washington.