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I am sorry to inform you that yesterday evening, as the men stationed at the Landing were bringing provisions for themselves & the men here the ice broke under them & two fell in & with great difficulty saved but part of the provisions, specified underneath lost, whether this is to be replaced or the men are to fast on account thereof I can not determine, but request you will lay the matter...
In answer to your favor of the 10th, which came to my hands last night, I have to assure you, that your joining my family in the first part of June will be very convent for me, and that I shall be happy in the event. With very great esteem & regard—I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have mentioned the business on which I came to this place to some of the members of Congress They see no impropriety in the permission I intend ask for publishing a map of the seat of War, but think it necessary before I make my request to have the Commander in Chiefs approbation or sentiments on the subject, And altho it is an affair that in all probability will take place after the...
The late Hour of the Night and the Necessity of my rising at the Dawn of Day to to proceed with Colo. Udny Hay to Fish Kill must be my Apology for this short Scroll I can now afford you in Answer to your Favor of the 10th of Oct. continued to the 12th for which I render You many Thanks. Some other Evening will soon be devoted to the Discharge of that Debt of Friendship. I have only to regret...
Agreable to his Excellency’s request, I have inform’d myself as fully as possible respecting the Character of Chelmer & find that in 78. he was attached to Colo. Laridier the Enginier at West Point, that according to his own account, he was a deserter from the Convention Troops, a Scotchman by birth Educated at Paris, he appear’d a man of address, and his manners superior to his station. From...
I am honored with yours of this date, Enclosed you will find Coppy of the System for the Issue of Provisions—as new modified by agrement. I have Issued no order on the Head of the New System during the Absence of the Commander in Chief—not knowing what order he might think proper to Issue on the occasion, but being informed by a Letter from Lt Colonel Cobb, while his Excellency was absent that...
Some of my Salem Friends have desired me to assist them in affording relief to some of their Neighbours who have been captured & are confined in New York, a Prize taken by the Privateer Active was retaken & carried in there, the Prize Master & Crew belong to Salem & Capt. West the Bearer is furnished with Cash for their Use. I must intreat you to give him such Directions as may be necessary to...
In answer to your favour of this date just handed me, relative to the standards for the army, I have to inform you, that they came to the store at this place in a box with other articles, directed to Mr Frothingham field commissary of military stores, who opened the box & took out some of the articles, but left the standards, saying he would send for them: how ever, there they are yet. This is...
I am just honored with your favor of the 27th. I do not recollect the cases of Dr Shields and Mr Beck I have generally admitted such of the officers of Ld Cornwallises Arms as wished it go into New York provided they were not to return. As I do not remember the particular situation of the Gentlemen you mention I must request that the General would enquire into the matter and permit them to...
Colo. Harrison who has acted as my Secretary since the beginning of 1776 has accepted an honorable & profitable Civil appointment in the State of Maryland and is gone to enjoy it. The circle of my acquaintanc e does not furnish a character that would be more pleasing to me as a successor to him than yours; I make you the first offer therefore of the vacant Office & should be happy on your...
Agreeable to His Excellency’s Commands I have copied & added some Things to his Instructions to Me, to be compleated together with my Appointment & returned to Me. I accepted on the 25th May, as per my Letter & signed the 7th June. The Terms the Genl proposed were to be on an equal footing with Yourself with Respect to pay & subsistence Money. I wish this to specified, as also that the Pay to...
Previous to General Schuylers demand for nails, I have ordered from Pensylvania all that could be spared from the immediate services of the posts in that state; in consequence, Colo. Miles, my deputy there, sent from Philadelphia— 487 lbs. spikes and deck nails 1099 30d. nails 2081 24d. do 5813 20d. do 587 12d. do which were forwarded from Trenton June 22d by teams to go thro’ to Kings’ ferry.
I came here in time to see Mr Custis, breathe his last. about Eight o’clock yesterday Evening he expired. The deep and solemn distress of the Mother, and affliction of the Wife of this amiable young Man, requires every comfort in my power to afford them—the last rights of the deceased I must also see performed—these will take me three or four days; when I shall proceed with Mrs Washington &...
I shall be much obliged by your giving Mr Durie a Line expressive of the Commander in Chiefs wishes relative to my acting as Commissary of Prisoners since the 23d Ulto—You will be pleased to observe that the Resolve of Congress of that date repeals all acts and appointments made in my Department, it is therefore necessary for me to have the Generals order for my continuance in writing. In a...