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I shall take care in future, to communicate to your Excellency by Letter certain Intelligence that may be received; my Reason for sending him up, was to give your Excellency an Opporty of asking many Questions, which perhaps I had omitted. I am much obliged by your Excellency’s Permission to purchase the Horse, I shall have him valued, & pay the Money, as proposed—shall observe your...
By a Person just returned from Bergen, who has been stationed there for several Days; I am informed, that the Enemy’s Fleet with all their flat bottomed Boats, that went up the North River, returned last Evening to N. York. The report is confirmed, of their having burnt Kingston at Æsopus—& by a woman who left N. York two Days ago, I can inform your Excellency, that the report of General...
Your favors of the 5th & 7th instant, I receivd last Evening, your Excellency’s Orders, respecting the disposition of the Militia, upon the Enemy’s expected march thro’ the Jerseys, shall be strictly complied with. I shall endeavour to be prepared for them, but it will take some time, to assemble a very large Body of Militia, I have no doubt they will turn out, with Spirit, upon such an...
At one oClock this morning, I received information, that the Enemy were endeavouring to surround us, with a strong detachment which marched last Evening from Holly, the Informant said, they intended to take possession, of Crosswicks, & the Drawbridge, whilst their main body moved on, in our rear—I thought our situation very precarious, therefore am now preparing to cross, the Creek...
This moment an officer (Major Edgar ) who lives near Woodbridge came to my Quarters, & gives the followg Intelligence—That Genl Clinton had landed 4,000 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...
By intelligence just received, which I am of opinion may be depended on, there is some great & uncommon movement of the Enemy; what their real intentions are, cannot determine—the prevailing opinion is, that they intend to push thro’ this State, perhaps it may be to assist Burgoyne, a few days will determine the matter; when your Excellency shall be further informed. I have given orders for a...
Two deserters from Philadelphia, whch they left yesterday morning, bring the following Intelligence; that all the Cannon, except twelve brass field pieces, were actually embarked, with their baggage, The wood-cutter had left this State, that the party which cover’d them, consistg of four Regiments, under the Command of Genl Lesly, were striking their Tents, & puting them, on board the Shiping,...
The Governors Answer this moment came to hand, which I inclose your Excellency—tis such, as I little expected —By Order of the Governor & Council, I was stationed at this Post, with Directions to keep up 1,000 Men—my number at present, does not exceed 700 men—could I with propriety, I would instantly march 500 Men from this Post, but this cannot be done, without an Order of the Governor, or...
Mr Philemon Dickinson’s Compliments to the President of the United States of America, & begs his acceptance of an American Cheese, made by a Mr Capner, of Hunterdon County, State of New Jersey. ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. Philemon Dickinson (1739–1809) had a distinguished military career during the Revolution in New York and New Jersey, earning GW’s approbation on several...
I have communicated, the contents of your Excellency’s letter of the 8th instant, to Governor Livingston, who is of Opinion, that it would not be proper to call in the Militia, untill the hours of real Danger—for which reason shall delay it, unless I should recieve your Excellency’s orders, for that purpose. The inclosed letter accompanied a Turtle, which shall be forwarded by the first...