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Colonel Greaton this moment informs me that he has received powers from mr Brooks, assistant-clothier-general, to procure hats for the 3d Massachusetts regiment from Boston. (the 3d regiment is one which has not drawn hats.) Lieutenant colonel Hull is now at Boston, and will attend to the business, if notice and assistance is immediately sent him. Colonel Greaton therefore wishes to send a...
The last evening I was honored with yours of the 16th. I will convene the brigadiers and officers commanding brigades for the purposes directed by the general order of the 16th and take the other steps mentioned therein and in your letter. I forward two deserters from the guard-ship in the river. I have not been able to obtain any newspapers since those I sent last, but expect some soon. From...
The enclosed is this moment handed to me. In justice to colonel Swift I beg leave to observe that he has been the whole winter with the troops, and has had many embarrassments and difficulties to encounter. He has repeatedly mentioned to me the necessity of his visiting his family before the campaign opened. I assured him he should, but being appointed a member of the general court-martial for...
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...