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Letter not found : from Horatio Gates, 5 Sept. 1779. On 14 Sept., GW wrote Gates: “I have been favd with yours of the 5th.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 31 July 1777. GW’s letter to Gates of 31 July says: “Your letter of this morning is just come to hand.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 11 Mar. 1778. On 20 Mar., GW wrote to Gates , “I am honored with yours of the 7th 11th & 14th instants.”
Letter not found : from Maj.Gen.Horatio Gates, c.3 Aug. 1778. On 3 Aug., GW wrote the Board of War : “On receiving your letter I wrote to General Gates [2 Aug.], copies of mine to him and of his answer to me are inclosed”; the answer has not been found.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 23 Jan. 1778. On 10 Feb., GW wrote Gates : “I received a letter from you of the 23d January on the subject of Cloathing said to be collected in this State for the use of the Pennsylva Troops, and delivered out to the Army in general .” The only extant letter from Gates to GW of this date concerns Maj. Gen. Thomas Conway, not clothing.
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 10 Oct. 1778. GW wrote Gates on 11 Oct. : “Your favour of yesterday was handed me in the afternoon.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 27 Jan. 1778. On 10 Feb., GW wrote to Gates : “I have been favd with yours of the 27th . . . ulto.”
Letter not found : from Horatio Gates, 11 Aug. 1779. On 17 Aug., GW wrote Gates: “I have recd your favr of the 11th instant.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 27 Feb. 1778. On 9 Mar., GW wrote Gates : “I have been this day favd with yours of the 27th February.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 3 Mar. 1778. On 9 Mar., GW wrote to Gates , “I have been this day favd with yours of the 27th February and of the 2d 3d and 4th instants.”
Letter not found : from Horatio Gates, 13 Aug. 1779. On 24 Aug., GW wrote Gates: “I have been duly favored with your letter of the 13th inst.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 7 Mar. 1778. On 20 Mar., GW wrote to Gates , “I am honored with yours of the 7th 11th & 14th instants.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 14 Mar. 1778. On 20 Mar., GW wrote to Gates , “I am honored with yours of the 7th 11th & 14 instants.”
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 9 Feb. 1778. On 14 Feb., GW wrote Gates : “I am favoured with yours of the 9th instant.”
I have the Honour to inclose for Your Excellency’s Determination, a petition I have just received from the Canadian Soldiers in Col: James Livingston’s Regiment. Baron Stuben assured me, he would make such Report of that Regiment to your Excellency, as would induce some orders to be taken thereupon, the most Beneficial to the public Service; at present they are a very unprofitable Corps to the...
In a Letter I have lately received from Colonel Hughes, is the following paragraph. “I am to acquaint You that a Regiment of Foreigners are stationed at Springfield, by Order of General Heath. They are Commanded by a French Colonel; but I cannot help thinking them very dangerous at that post, as most, if not all of them, were lately under General Burgoyne.” I imagine this must be Colonel...
Inclosed is a Letter I received Yesterday by the Bearer Doctor Johnston, from General Stark —From intelligence from different places, corresponding with each Other, there is the Strongest reason to believe, that The Enemy meditate an Attack, both by Sea, & Land, upon Boston, and The French Fleet; indeed, they can now, have no Other Objects; in my Letter to Congress of the 3d June last, I...
General Lincoln has in his letter of yesterday acquainted me that it is your Excellencys desire to know, if I wish to take Command in the Army this Campaign. I beg your Excellency to believe that I am always ready to Obey your Commands, and shall be most happy when I can execute them to your satisfaction; I have but to entreat, that no attention to me, or my Rank , may interfere, or break in,...
I had the Honor to receive Your Excellency’s Letter of the 1st Instant, with the intelligence from Lord Stirling inclosed; being then at Springfield, I sent an Express to General Poor, immediately, with Copies thereof. I arrived here Yesterday Morning, and find General Heath has indulged the Convention Troops, to remain until Monday Morning in their present Quarters, as they hourly expect...
I am just now honour’d with the receipt of Your Excellency’s Letter of the 14th Instant, from White Marsh. I have never entertained the smallest Idea, that General Burgoyne should be permitted to Change the port of Embarkation, or that the least variation of the Spirit, and Letter of the Convention, would be indulged to the Troops under his Command. There is no doubt, but the British Regiments...
General Arnold this moment received from me Your Excellencys Letter to Him of the 14th Instant—From Intelligence, which he thinks authentic, Rhode Island has been some time in possession of the Enemy, and so considerable a Force from Connecticut had Assembled Opposite to Bristol Ferry, as to render any Further attempt of the British Forces impracticable in that Quarter. upon mature...
Thursday Night I had the Honour to receive Your Excellencys Letter of the First Instant and immediately gave Orders for moving the Continental Troops over the Bay to Greenwich, but the Weather proving so very Stormy the whole day, that could not be Effected before Saturday Evening; I came myself that Night to providence, and Gave Orders for Jacksons Regiment, Station’d here, to March this...
I am desired by The Honorable The Board of War to acquaint Your Excellency, that they have Order’d the Hessian paymaster, who had your pass in May last to go to Lancaster, & to return from thence to N. York, to be detain’d at His Quarters in this City, until Your Excellencys further Directions concerning him can be known; It is with Reason Suspected that Certain Tories, & Enemies of the United...
I had the Honor to receive Your Excellency’s Letter of the 24th Inst. by the Bearer as I expect Genl Lee is now upon his return hither, I shall wait his Arrival & proceed immediately with him to Head Quarters. By a Letter I have just received from Lieut: Col. Troup, dated Fish Kill the 18th Instant, I am inform’d, that Col: Hughes D. Q. M. General in that Department either has, or is about to...
I have been Honoured with your Letter of the 12th Inst. declaring to me that no charges having been brought against me before your Excellency, The Court of Inquiry into my Conduct could proceed upon no other principls in the Military Way, than the Resolves of Congress of the 5th of October last. Having been informed, that Congress had no Charges against me, I transmitted to them by the...
General MacDougall has made me the inclosed Return of the Strength of the Enemy’s Army, in, and about New York; which I have the Honour, by this Conveyance, to transmit to Your Excellency. The General seems thoroughly Satisfied, that the Return is a true State of the Enemy’s Army in this Neighbourhood: After this, I have not the Smallest doubt, but Your Excellency will provide immediately, for...
The Deputy Q. M. General in This Department, Colonel Bowen, who was Absent in the Country upon the Duty of his Station when the Express arrived from Head Quarters, sent me late last Night Your Excellencys Letter of the 21st Instant, it being inclosed in His packet from General Green. As it will now be too late for any of the Army with your Excellency, to Disappoint the Enemys immediate Views...
Since the Action of the 19th Instant, the Enemy have kept the Ground they Occupied the Morning of that Day; And fortified their Camp. The Advanced Centrys of my piquets, are posted within Shot, And Opposite the Enemy’s; neither side have given Ground an Inch. In this Situation, Your Excellency would not wish me to part with the Corps the Army of General Burgoyne are most Afraid of. From the...
Question the First. Whether any, or what Operations can now be undertaken? Answer. Want of certain intelligence of The Enemys motions, & designs; of their present Strength, and Numbers, at the posts, Stations, & Territorys, they possess; want of exact information of the State of the Army under Gen: Sullivan; want of Knowledge of what Magazine of Flour, is, or can be provided in the Eastern...
in obedience to your Excellencys directions I send the within Letter to The president of Congress, which contains the Letters of Earl Balcarres; a Report prevails that the Enemy have Evacuated Fort Independence, and Their Works at Kingsbridge—I have nothing further from Major Gray since the letter of the 9th Inst:, which I transmitted to Your Excellency. I am Sir Your most Obedient Humble...
The inclosed from Major Taylor, will Satisfy your Excellency that the Arms mention’d in your Letter to me of the 26th Instant, were, by some mistake of the Quartermasters, detain’d a few hours upon the road to Easton. and then, without further interruption forwarded according to your Order—I never gave any countermand concerning them; so the Asperity which is so remarkable in your Excellencys...
I earnestly entreat your Excellency will be pleased to permit Col: Kuscuiusco to be The Engineer to serve with The Troops marching under my Command; if I had not an Affectionate regard for This amiable Foreigner, I should upon no Account have made this my request—The out Works at West point are in a manner finish’d & the Body of the place in such forwardness, as to put it in The power of The...
I would beg leave to represent to Your Excellency, that Mr William Clajon was my Secretary early in 1776—and that on the 9th of January 1777 Congress confirmed this Appointment, and added to it—that of Interpreter for the Northern Department. In this situation he has continued ’till now, without any military Rank. Like other public Officers he has claims upon the attention of the Public; and,...
Upon being informed by Mr Cuyler, Commissary General in this Department, that he had no Salt Meat in Store, the whole that was provided for this Army being lost at Ticonderoga, I directed him to apply to the D.Q.M. General at Peeks Kill, to order a Supply from thence to Albany—he has acquainted me Yesterday by Letter, that there is a Quantity of Salt Provisions at a Magazine in Ulster County,...
Last Night I had the Honour to receive Your Excellencys Letter of the 7th Inst: from Morris Town; Upon my Arrival here, I dispatched without any delay, Your Excellency’s first Letter to General Wayne; he immediately repaired to Albany, and is gone from hence, whether to Morris Town, or Philadelphia, I cannot say, as he did not seem determined. Major Troup, upon being disappointed in procuring...
Report of The Board of Genl Officers, to The Commander in Chiefs Question contained in Major Walkers Letter on The other side. The Board are “Unanimously” of Opinion that an Officer Suspended Generally, is so, from Command, Pay, and all other Emoluments; and not under Military Controul during The Time of such Suspension Reports of a Board of General Officers held 16th Febry 1783 Cantonment of...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, 31 Jan. 1777. The dealer’s catalog includes the following excerpt from this autograph letter signed, apparently written at Philadelphia: “... I immediately consulted with Doctor Shippen & Mr. Morris, upon the best method of preventing the spreading of the infection of the small-pox & have issued orders to oblige all the troops & recruits ... to...
To prevent the Enemy’s Army, now Marching across the Jerseys, from receiving any considerable reinforcement from the Troops in, and near New York, I propose moving the Main Body of this Army to the White plains; and shall take a Strong Camp in that Neighbourhood. I have all my Cavalry, and a considerable body of Infantry, now properly posted between the Two Rivers, to intercept the Enemy’s...
Yesterday I had the Honour to receive Your Excellencys Letter of the 9th Inst., and earnestly hope, no more of that Time so precious to the public, may be lost upon the Subject of General Conways Letter. whether that Gentleman does, or does not deserve the Suspicions you Express, would be intirely indifferent to me, did he not possess an Office of High Rank in the Army of the U.S. for that...
I am sorry to find myself obliged to acquaint Your Excellency that there is not, as yet, any Winter Quarter appointed for me and my family. When I last parted with Your Excellency, I went to the Quarter Master General, who told me, there were some persons to remove—a Guard Room to be built—and a Stable to be repaired, before I could be accommodated, at Justice Nichols’—at Ellison’s he said,...
I am this moment Hond with your Commands by Letter from Lieut. Col. Hamilton, & shall halt as you direct near Bedford. I am Sir Your most Obedt Humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW . Alexander Hamilton’s letter to Gates of this date reads: “His Excellency commands me to inform you, that he has received advice, that the enemy, who had made a debarkation at Bedford [Mass.], after burning the little town,...
An Express from Brigr General Cornell, has just delivered me the inclosed Letters. Every means are taking, to know whether The Fleet therein mentioned, are our Friends, or Enemies: The instant that can be determined with precision, I shall dispatch another Express to Your Excelly. This goes from hence by him who brought Your Letters of the third Instant; my Letter in Answer thereto, went from...
I this moment received Your Excellency’s Letter, dated at 4 o’Clock P.M. 20th Instant; Mine to Your Excellency of the 22nd, will sufficiently evince my Attention to provissions; And as to Forage, Colo. Hay assures me he is exerting all his powers to provide a Sufficient Supply. He writes by this conveyance, fully upon the Subject, to General Greene. The Abundance of Green Forage, with Which...
By return of the Express who carried Your Excellencys letters to General Sullivan, I received the following Answer to my Letter to Him by That conveyance; “I shall immediately write to General Washington, his Answer may perhaps enable me to determine whether I shall undertake The Expedition, or not:” in consequence of This Answer, I remain here, until I know the result of Your Excellencys...
By the last Alexandria Post I had the Honour to receive Your Excellency’s Letter of the 8th of November, Inclosing your Circular Letter of the 31st of October. I am truly Sorry Your Excellency Declines the Presidency of The Cincinnati, as I conceive your continuing at the Head of the Society, indispensibly necessary to the Support of The Order. The very high consideration and Respect, in which...
This Instant I had the Honour to receive Your Excellency’s Letter of the 20th of this Month, the First that has come to my Hands—Inclosed I have the Pleasure to send you a Copy of a Letter, I received last Night from General Arnold, which I am confident will afford infinite Satisfaction to Your Excellency, as the Disgraceful Retreat of the Enemy from Fort Stanwix, must entirely destroy their...
Agreeable to Your Excellency’s Orders, we the undersigned met at Ellisons, and took into consideration that part of The Memorial presented to Your Excellency by Brigadr General Hazen, & a number of officers of his Regiment, wherein they set forth, that by the partiallity of the Judge advocate, Mr Edwards in Conducting the Proceedings of a General Court Martial lately Assembled for the Trial of...
Congress have doubtless acquainted Your Excellency with Their having sent me Orders to take Command of the Southern Department, and to proceed immediately to petersbourg. as all appearances from that Quarter are exceeding Gloomy, I could wish Your Excellency would somewhat Brighten the Scene, by indulging me in my request, to Obtain Colonel Kuscuiusco for my Chief Engineer. His Services with...
I shall not attempt to describe what, as a private Gentleman, I cannot help feeling, on representing to my Mind, the disagreeable Situation, which confidential Letters, when exposed to public Inspection, may place an unsuspecting Correspondent to; but, as a public Officer, I conjure your Excellency, to give me all the Assistance you can, in tracing out the Author of the Infedelity, which put...
I had the Honour to receive Your Excellencys letter of the 14th Instant with The Resolve of Congress Inclosed; and am happy to have forwarded such Exact, & perfect good intelligence from Canada, as that, which I sent by Mr Dodge, & the Indian Sachem from Quebec; & that, by The Officers who came from Sorel, by Co’os; also General Bayleys, & Col: Bedels letters convey’d by Them. I have concerted...