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I have received the honor of your’s of the 19th Instant. In my last I informed your Excellency of our Arrival in the Neighbourhood of Fort Independence, and of our taking a number of Arms —In stead of 15 at one place, we took upwards of 40, & about as many Blankets. I also mention’d in my last our Intention of Attacking the Hessians at the Bridge, the next day—Every praparation was made & the...
The foregoing was some Days since, handed to me, I believe Capt. Tuckerman has been a dilligent and faithfull Officer, and apprehend all the Facts stated by him are true, I therefore beg leave to recommend him to your Excellency notice. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellencys most Obedient Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington. Permit me to lay before your honor...
The Enemy’s Fleet which visited and destroyed a considerable part of Bedford on the 5th & 6th Instant are now between Martha’s Vineyard and Falmouth, (Cape Cod) —it is this Day reported that their number is increased to Seventy Sail, and that they have made a demand on the Inhabitants of the Island for 300 Head of Cattle & 10000 Sheep. I think the Enemy are meditating mischief this way, indeed...
I have received the Honor of yours of the 16th & 18th Instant. I have the Pleasure to acquaint your Excellency that on the 19th Instant a Detachment of our Troops Consisting Partly of Continental Troops and Partly of the Militia of Orange and Ulster Counties, having marched Down to the English Neighbourhood in the night Deceived the Sentinel and Surprised the Out Guard of Colonel Buskirks...
I have received the honor of yours of the 23d Ulto and most heartily congratulate your Excellency on the fair prospect of your soon driving the Enemy from the Jersies, and hope your next will communicate such Intelligence, I think General Howes late advancing his Army in order to facilitate & secure the safe removal of his Baggage and Stores from Brunswick may be considered as one of his best...
I do myself the honor to transmit the enclosed Intelligence received from Genl Huntington the last night about Ten oClock —and request your Excellencys direction respectg the arms brought out by Deserters. I take the Liberty to enclose Several Papers received from Colo. Allen the Day before I left Boston. I shall endeavour to have the Troops in this Quarter in readiness for any emergency. have...
I have been honored with yours of the 14th inst. to which I shall pay due attention. With respect to that part of your Excellencys letter, which refers to Fish Kill; I scarsely know how to express myself—I am ever exceedingly cautious, not to invade the jurisdiction of others, neither do I choose to have my own infringed. I did not seek the Command at Fish Kill; but as Your Excellency was...
I am now to acknowledge the Honor of the receipt of yours of the 30th Ultimo and 8th Instant. We have this moment receivd the agreable news of General Burgoynes Surrendering himself and Army Prisoners on the 17th Instant to General Gates, on this Happy Event I beg leave most Heartily to Congratulate your Excellency, I find by the Articles of Capitulation that Burgoynes army is to be Sent to...
I was yesterday honored with yours of the 27th and 29th ultimo. If a greater number of beef–cattle should come on than necessary for the present subsistence of the troops, they shall be slaughtered and salted at some convenient place near the river. I had ordered on the salted provisions from Connecticut except those which had been shipped previous to the receipt of your Excellency’s letter. I...
I have just received the inclosed letter, and state of provisions at Fort Schuyler, from Colo Malcom. It seems no time is to be lost in forwarding provisions. as Colonel Blane is probably by this time at Head Quarters, I beg leave to submit to your Excellency, his being directed to order, the number of Cattle mentioned by Colonel Malcom, to Albany as soon as possible. By late accounts from the...