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Among the important powers with which The Honble Congress have so wisely invested your Excellency, I understand there is that of appointing a Cloathier Genl for the Army. As I have already had some experience in the clothing business, & think myself not totally unfit for such an employment: I take the liberty with all possible deference & respect, humbly to solicit the favor of that...
since I had the pleasure of writing your Excellency I have been confined with a bad fever & Cold, wh. prevents my being able to set out for Camp for a few days In the mean time have thought proper to send the bearer Mr Young to take care of such business for me as may Occur in that department I have engaged him as assistant to me in the execution of the business not doubting but some will be...
I have the honor of your Excellencies letter of 10 Int. informing of an application from the State of Massachusetts for a share of the Blankets arrived at Portsmouth from France. I have not yet given any directions respecting any distribution of those goods further than the general orders to the Agents to forward all the supplies they possibly can to Head Quarters. There is no invoice of the...
Upon receipt of your Excellencys letter of 17 Ult. I waited on Col. Moylan, & mentioned your disapprobation of his regiment being dressd in Red, & he appeared desirous of complying with yr Excellencys wishes, but upon consulting the officers, on this point; it appeared they had been all at a considerable expence for scarlet Uniforms, & therefore they concluded best on the whole, to take the...
I had the pleasure of writing your Excellency, the 12th Inst., which missing the post, was delayed some days, Since which, your Excellencys favors of 9 & 12, are come to hand, The former of which surprized, & paind me very much, The paragraph from Mr Youngs letter to Mr Kemper, respecting the sending forward some Shirts & stockings, which seems to have given your Excellency cause of offence, I...
I had the honor of writing your Excellency the 18 past since which am without any of your Excellencys favours As I find a number of the Eastern troops are at Peeks Kill without clothing owning to some mistake or other I have dispatch’d Mr Young to meet the clothing coming this way with directions to Issue what is wanting as far as it will go There are no coats in this parcel of clothing except...
I had the honor of writing your Excellency the 6th by Mr Young which I perceive had not come to hand when yours of the 8 was sent off. the contents of which being cheifly complied with by Mr Young, being sent to Peekskill I did not think it necessary to trouble your Excellency before now—Mr Turnbul informs me he had the honor of acquainting your Excellency by what means the mistake of the...
Your Excellencys favour of 20th is just come to hand what respects the cloathing of the Massachussets Troops will be fully explain’d by Mr Turnbull—all the Clothing delivered by the Board of War to Livingston & Turnbull together with a great deal more to compleat them were applied to the Massachussets Troops and as I have before mention’d to your Excellency were by the direction of the Board...
Yesterday a supply of about 1800 pairs shoes & stockings went to head Quarters They would been sent a few days sooner but I could not get waggons. the day that I had the honor of your Excellencys directions for a supply of Shoes I received the Account of the clothing from the Eastward being at Fishkill & fully expected shoes would been sent from thence as I had given directions for that...
I had the honor of your Excellencys favor of 18 yesterday—Am sorry to find the French shoes turn out so ordinary & that so few have reach’d head Quarters, I have sent to Lancaster for a parcel, to which place all that were not likely to be soon wanted were sent during the Alarms we have had, I have taken great pains to get the sizes of the shoes encreased & am sorry to say I do not succeed so...
In Consequence of your Excellencys directions signifyed to me by Capt. Lewis, I should have sent a Supply of Necessaries to Germantown this Morning, but I have not been able to procure as much as one Waggon, Notwithstanding I have Used all possible means in my power, Perhaps Col: Biddle or some of the Qr Mrs Assistants, could furnish a Couple from Camp for this purpose, I am Extreemly Averse...
I have the honor of your Excellencies favor of 30th October & had I not waited for some of the waggons in the Clothing department coming up I should have forwarded the trunk before now. But I was fain to wait knowing it would be more safe under the Care of some one personally known to me, than with a transient conveyance. I have now ordered one of my young men to go for it & he is not to quit...
I beg leave to inform you Excellency that I left White marsh the day after the Army moved, in order to get some necessaries which my family stand in need of removed from this place to Lancaster, & have had the misfortune of being confined by sickness ever since I came here occasioned by a severe cold caught either at or on my journey to Camp. I am sorry to acquaint your Excellency that I find...
I had the honor of your Excellency’s favor of the 10 Inst. respecting the materials sent by the state of Virginia for the use of the troops nothing was left here that had come forward except about 1500 Ells of cloth which I had put into the taylors hands immediatly but As it will be some considerable time before they could be all made here owing to the scarcity of hands as well as that the...
I was honored with your Excellency’s favor of the 16 Instant on Tuesday covering a copy of one sent some time ago which I find hath some how miscaried—Agreeable to the commands of your Excellency of the 16th I immediatly prepared to set out for Head Quarters & should have been there before now but that I have been necessarily detained by the arrival of an Express from Boston on Thursday sent...
The honorable Bd of War in obedience to your Excellency’s directions have ordered me to forward to Camp two thousand pr overhals one thousand shirts & one thousand pairs shoes —which are this day sent off. They have also desired me to Acquaint your Excellency that should there by any more overhals wanted, they can be forwarded from hence immedeatly, there being ten thousand pairs ready, & that...
I have taken the liberty of addressing you on a subject of some importance, with regard to myself; and hope it will not be thought intruding on that time, which I well know is occupied with the consideration of much more weighty concerns, or be thought too arrogant, as what I have to offer is meant with the greatest humility and respect. A few weeks since I applied to the Hble the secretary of...
I take the liberty of presenting you with a copy of the London edition of my essay, on the disease produced by the bite of a maddog, which I have lately received. I have to apologise for neglecting to offer it to you in its original form of an inaugural dissertation; but a sense of its imperfections, not forgetfullness was the cause of the delay; & had it not been for the present additions, it...