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I have great reason to believe as well from appearances as from the enemy’s declarations that they will evacuate Charlestown very soon. I hinted something of the kind in my letter of the 11th of July which I hope has been recieved. Appearances then were equivocal, they now seem to wear a face of certainty. They have left the Quarter-house, requested the inhabitants to hold themselves in...
Col. Hand reports a large body of Regulars are drawn up at the ferry on Statten Island; and boats ready to Imbark. I am Sir Your Excellency’s Obedient Servant ALS , DLC:GW . Although Samuel Blachley Webb endorsed this document: “General Greens Report Long-Island 10 July 1776,” he evidently erred in regard to the month. The tenth day of July 1776 was a Wednesday, while 10 Aug. 1776 was a Saturday.
I have been impatiently waiting in consequence of the intelligence receivd this afternoon from Mr P——l to hear of the Enemys beginning their March. It is now ten oClock and no accounts arrivd from the lines of the least appearance of a movement. The positive manner in which the intelligencer gave in his intelligence and the other circumstances mentioned by Major Lee induced me to believe that...
Majr Genl Greene Is under present appearances, for discontinuing our preparations against New York, and givg up the Enterprize, unless a considerable reinforcement should arrive immediately from the West Indies. In that case, tho’ he has no sanguine hopes of success he thinks a co-operation should be attempted with our allies agt New York. Keeping the Continental force (now in this Quarter)...
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 15th came to hand last Night. I have waited upon General Heath and have got the state of the cloathing department. Mr Fletcher has forwarded for Springfield from this place between 10 & 12000 Blankets 7669 pair of Shoes, 8000 Suits of Uniforms & 2000 Shirts. He is forwarding from Portsmouth about 15,000 Pair of Hose & 11,000 Suits of Uniforms. Messrs Otis &...
We have fifty eight private property teams now in public service with the army. What shall be done with them? The new regulation says that none shall be kept in public service that are the property either of military of staff officers. These are all under this predicament. The owners apply to have their teams discharged or some special assurances given that they shall be paid for their future...
In answer to your Excellencys favor of yesterday upon the Subject of Count de Estainges being upon the Coast and the order for putting the Army in a condition to move should it be found necessary. I beg leave to inform you that there is a sufficient number of Teams to put the Troops in motion on the shortest Notice, that is, as soon as they can be collected from the placces where they are now...
I did myself the honor to write your Excellency on the 15th Inst., when I was endeavouring to collect a body of Militia to reinforce this Army. But the enemy early on the 19th filed off to Hillsborough, where Lord Cornwallis issued a proclamation, a copy of which is enclosed, and made use of every art to induce the people to join him. To prevent his success in the execution of this business,...
Three Brigades are now on their march for Head Quarters my division & Glovers brigade —General MDougalls division is not yet come to town—they had orders to march at four this morning and I was in hopes they would have been in town by the time Glovers brigade got over the River—I am afraid the want of provision has detaind them this morning—It is with the utmost difficulty we can get bread to...
By Justice Mercereau of Statten Island I am informed that 10,000 Troops embarked on board of a number of Transports day before yesterday—Lord Dunmore was to command and that they were bound for South Caroline—A large number of Transports were getting ready to sail for England for Stores—Mercereau says that he saw a man from York yesterday that informed him he had been employ’d in constructing...