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Doctor Jones, a Relation, & very particular Friend of mine, who has the honor of being known to you, & whose Principles in the present controversy, have been uniformly in favor of the Liberties of America—has a Brother Mr Evan Jones, who made a very considerable Settlement at Pensacola, before the commencement of this Dispute—the whole of which, he has lately sacrificed to the American cause....
On receipt of your Excellency’s favor of the 1st inst: I immediately returned to Jersey and have given the necessary direction, agreable to your Orders—I shall remain here some Days longer, when I shall return to my Family in Town, for a short time; should anything happen during my absence, I shall instantly be informed by Express, & your Excellency may be assured, of my immediate attendance....
Your Excellency’s favor of the 23 inst. I have received-- The Governor being at Borden Town, I waited, & forwarded his letter to him-- Our assembly, has adjourned untill May ninth. I am enabled, by the Powers vested in me, to call into actual Service, the whole force of this State, on any emergency-- but cannot march the Troops into a Neighbouring State, without an Order from the Assembly, or...
I did myself the honor of forwarding to your Excellency, two Packets from the Committee of Congress; which contained every occurrence worth communicating, & prevented my addressing your Excellency sooner. Upon receiving, the disagreable Intelligence respecting the Pennsylvania Line, I imagined the Enemy would have taken the advantage of More disturbances, & have thrown a body of Troops into...
As I came thro’ Trenton, I saw the Commissioners, who were just going to begin the happy work . The Cloathing promised by the Council of Pennsylvania is arrived—An account was received at Trenton this Morng by a Gentleman from Philada, that the Enemy had captured seven fine vessels off the coast. I have the honor to be, Your Excellency’s Most Obt Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Your Excellency’s favor of the 1st inst : was deliver’d to me this Day—should the aid of our Militia be thought necessary, your Excellency may rest assured, of my utmost exertions, to expedite their movements—and of my Attendance, & on the earliest notice. I am much obliged by the Information, and shall upon every occasion, take a singular Pleasure, in endeavouring to execute any Orders, which...
This moment an officer (Major Edgar) who lives near Woodbridge came to my Quarters, & gives the followg Intelligence—That Genl Clinton had landed 11,000 Men upon Staten Island, the main body were marching towards Amboy, & a large column to the Blazing-star—a report prevails, that a number of Boats were come round into Princes Bay—In consequence of the above, I have order’d Major Edgar with...
I am just returned from Philadelphia, & should immediately have waited upon your Excellency, but was desired by the Governor, to attend the Council this day—The Governor assured me, he had received no authentic accounts of the Enemys movements, since their excursion into the State, untill the receipt of Lord Sterlings letter, which came to hand this Morng. I am now directed by the Governor &...
With much difficulty, I have marched three hundred Men—but could not prevail on a greater number to go forwards—how long they will continue, is very uncertain, as both officers & Men, seem discontented—I never knew so much murmuring—they say, their Farms will be ruined—& that the Enemy may continue on the Shore, for many Weeks—I will use my utmost endeavours to keep them together, & to render...
I wrote your Excellency this morning, that I had with difficulty, prevailed on three hundred Men to march agreable to your request—I am extremely sorry to inform you, that half that number did not reach this Place—the remainder are going off hourly, being determined they say, to return home—therefore have no prospect of executing your Excellency’s Orders, which gives me great concern. The only...