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Little of consequence has transpired since your departure. Some parties of the enemy have come out towards the plains, and some few shot have been exchanged between patroling parties. Yesterday we made a grand forage down to the Plains—the troops are not expected back till this afternoon, therefore have it not in my power to report whether they met with opposition or not. The militia are...
A few days before your departure from the camp near Dobb’s ferry, the report of a board of general officers respecting the rank of subaltern officers in some of the New England lines was presented to your Excellency. It is a matter in which the officers of those lines are interested and are enquiring what is to be done—Permit me to request to be informed whether the opinion of the board meets...
I am honored with another of your Letters of this date, have ordered one Travelling Forge from each Division of this army, (Three in the Whole) with the Horses, drivers, and one workman to each Forge, to be immediately detached and sent to Kings ferry, there to take the orders of the Adjutant General. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencies most Obedient Servant DNA...
I arrived yesterday at Crompond, where I intended to remain for some days to take the advantage of the forages in the vicinity of Pines bridge. I had but just encamped, when a demand for fifty teams came from the Quartermaster general—This obliged me to remove nearer the river with a view to cover Westpoint and avail myself of the water-transportation for forage and provisions. On the moment...
Incumbered with much baggage, I put it in motion the day before yesterday in the afternoon, towards Croton. To escape the flies, moved the army in the evening to the high lands south of Young’s, leaving strong pickets in our rear on all the roads. Yesterday morning, before I moved from Young’s, I left colonel Putnam with three hundred and twenty four rank and file (infantry), Sheldon’s...
At a board of general Officers of the american Army held at camp near Dobbs’ ferry August the 2. 1781 by order of his Excellency the Commander in chief to consider three plans for the succession of the Medical department and report thereon. Present Major General Heath Brigadier General Knox Major General Lord Stirling Brigadier General Glover Major General Lincoln Brigadier General Paterson...
I arrived here yesterday after noon, shall proceed to the army the moment I can pack up my papers Baggage &c. and the Quarter Master can furnish me with waggons to receive and transport them. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I have now the honor to enclose your Excellency, coppy of the proceedings of the Convention, who met at Providence the 26th ulto—The mode adopted for forwarding the Supplies of Fresh Beef during the Campaign, I hope is reduced to a System which will be effectual in its operation, and such as will meet your approbation, The States are takeing measures to ensure a seasonable purchase of the...
I was this evening honored with yours of the 20th inclosing one to the Commanding Officer of the Corps of Invalids at Boston—I shall afford the Commanding Officer, every aid in my power to facilitate his march to West point. I have been this evening honord with a Letter from Governor Trumbull of the 20th instant, giving a pritty particular account of the proceedings of the State of...
I last addressed your Excellency the 18th instant. I have since been honored with yours of the 13th and 15th. The Towns are now makeing the greatest exertions to compleat their Quotas of men for the Continental Battalions, the greater part of them will be raised, some of them for the Campaign only, these how ever, will be of the best men, The militia will be detached conformable to your...