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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...
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...