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Being informed that it was probable major Pettengill had not fully completed his books at Boston, I have written to him to relieve lieutenant-colonel Badlam. If major Pettengill should have begun his journey, I have written to lieutenant-colonel Badlam to continue to receive the recruits until he hears from me; in such case I shall send a field officer from the army to relieve him....
I was last evening honored with yours of the 13th to which I shall pay strict attention. Enclosed your Excellency will find the Warrant for the execution of Gaylord, with the return of the Officer thereon—and two New York papers which came to hand the last evening——It appears by one of the papers that two british regiments have embarked at Charlestown for Jamaica. I have the honor to be With...
The last evening I received from Colonel Trumbull, your warrant for the execution of Lud Gaylord a Soldier belonging to the Connecticutt line . this day I have ordered his execution at Westpoint, between the hours of 12 at noon & one oClock P.M. The Troops at Westpoint, & Detachments from the Connecticutt line & 3d Massachusetts Brigade to attend the execution. I forward two hessian Deserters...
I was the last evening honored with yours of the 10th covering letters to colonel Canfield and major Woodbridge—these I forwarded immediately by express,Major Woodbridge was relieved yesterday by major Clift: I therefore directed the letterto the latter, with directions for a most pointed observance of its injunctions. I think this regulation of the flags will have very salutary effects....
The enclosed proceedings of a general court-martial were handed to me this evening, and are submitted to your excellency’s determination. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant, DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have just received a letter from colonel Humphrys, in which he observes that your Excellency wishes to be informed whether brigadier-general Glover is absent at this time by my permission, and if not, whether I know the reasons of his absence. To which I beg leave to reply, that general Glover is not now absent with any permission of mine, nor do I know the reasons of his absence. The 10th...
A general court-martial has been sitting since monday on the trial of two serjeants and a soldier of the Connecticut line—they have not yet closed the trial. I am informed they find it difficult to get the evidence necessary to convict them, except the soldier—the moment I receive the proceedings they shall be forwarded to Your Excellency. There is a great jealousy among the officers that...
I was the last evening honored with yours of the 8th. As your Excellency by your letters of January last committed the case and direction of the recruiting service in the eastern states to general Lincoln, Huntington, colonel Olney, &c. I have never had any official knowledge of the regulations which have been established, or what methods have been pursued, nor have I ever written to the...
Enclosed your Excellency will find a receipt of the delivery of the letter you were pleased a few days since to direct to me to forward to the enemies lines—and two newspapers brought up by the Officer who went with the flag—They are not of so late a date as some I have before sent, but as they contain some debates in the british house of commons probably not inserted in the other papers sent,...
Lieutenant Eli Parker of the Massachusetts line, who has been doing duty as a third officer of a company in the 7th regiment, is to be transfered to the 6th regiment, where a vacancy is open for him, to which he is entitled, and where he will do duty as second officer in the company. Shall the transference take place accordingly? I have the honor to be With the highest respect, Your...