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I forward One Robert Dean, a Deserter from Robinsons Corps who came here this morning—he appears to have a good knowledge of the Enemies Lines on this Side the City of New York on which he has worked, but Seems to know little more. Major Woodbridge writes me that he is informed Deans "character has not been equal to his present pretentions," but nothing more respecting him. I have the honor to...
I have this moment received a letter from captain Pray dated yesterday (the 6th instant) in which he observes— "Upon the arrival of the last packet from England, which was last tuesday, the troops which were embarked were immediately ordered to disembark—and a packet immediately sent to Charlestown. "I believe we may depend on it, that the refugees are not permitted to come out under arms for...
Enclosed are two newspapers which came to hand the last evening—they are the latest I have received. The day before yesterday about eighty recruits arrived from Massachusetts, in general very indifferent—a number of them negroes, some old men and boys—among them are also two french men who confess they were marines on board, and deserted from a french frigate in Boston harbour—How colonel...
In answer to the several questions stated by his excellency the commander in chief to the general officers April 15th major-general Heath begs leave to answer for himself, as follows. To question 1st "Supposing the enemy’s force at New York to be as above—that they retain possession of the harbor—and that they have a naval superiority upon this coast." Answer . There can be no probability of...
The last evening a Sergeant arrived here with twenty two Recruits for the Rhode Island regiment which by his orders he is directed to join, by a route therein pointed out as far as Peeks Kill, where he is directed to report to the commanding Officer, from whom he, the Sergeant, is to receive further orders, for which he applies—I do not know your Excellencys intention, whether the Recruits are...
In consequence of your letter of the 16. ultimo I called upon each brigade of the army to appoint a field officer to collect and state the several matters of complaint and grievances of the army respecting the issues of provisions under the contract, in order to their being laid before your Excellency, and appointed major-general lord Stirling to preside. I have this day received from the...
Enclosed are some proceedings of general Court Martial. I have passed upon all of them but the one on Ensign Corey, which is submited to your Excellency. Enclosed is also a request from Captain Sumner for leave of absence; he applied for leave of absence in the month of Feby, but being a material evidence in the tryal of Major General McDougall, he would not be indulged. I am therefore...
I was the last evening honored with yours of the 28th—Shall take measures with messeurs Sands to close the matter of the damaged provisions, and write lieutenant-colonel Badlam respecting ensign Robinson. Enclosed your Excellency will find a letter from major Maxwell of the 25th and the latest papers I have received. Major Maxwell arrived here the last evening—he has been relieved by major...
The enclosed are just come to hand from captain Pray. The intelligence which he gives corresponds with that given by major Maxwell—and the boats collecting at Cuyler’s-hook seem to indicate an intention of their designs on both sides of our advanced parties. I have written to captain Pray to move all his spare boats up to King’s ferry—indeed to make that his principal rendezvous, keeping only...
The inclosed intelligence came to hand the last evening. By the vigilance of our troops on the lines the practice of driving cattle to the enemy I believe has been for some time almost entirely broken up—But by the enclosed letter from major Oliver of the 22. instant it seems the trade is reviving in another channel. I have always instructed the officers on the lines to pay no regard to the...