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Since the Departure of the last Letter I had the honor to write You, I have not in the least advanced in the Affairs which I had proposed to see brought to a Conclusion. Before it is known whether the Number of Regiments is to be preserved or whether an Incorporation is to take place, it is impossible to make any Calculations for the formation. I have exerted all the means in my Power to...
The propositions I made to Congress respecting the formation of the Army, of which I had the honor of transmitting your Exellency a Copy, remain yet on their Table without any decision thereon; they have however set aside the Report of the Board of War on a Motion for reducing the Batallions, as you will perceive by the resolve annexed, so that all reduction or incorporation is now out of the...
I had the pleasure of receiving your favor of the 2nd Instant yesterday. The necessity there was of having something done for the additional Regiments induced me to write the Board of War a Letter, copy of which I now inclose your Excellency, pressing their immediate attention to those Corps but tho’ some days have since passed, & the necessity of coming to an immediate decision in this affair...
The Minister of France, has fixed on Monday next for his departure from hence for a Visit to your Excellency I have therefore order’d a Detachment of the Marechaussee to attend in order to escort him to Camp. I expect every moment to hear the Committee are named to consult with your Excellency; as mentioned in my last and I have fixed on Friday next for my departure for Camp. I am with respect...
If affords me a peculiar pleasure to inform you that my endeavours are like to succeed in the manner I could wish—the Committee will be named this day & will have such power & such instructions as will give satisfaction to your Excellency and the Army in general. The Minister is fixed for Monday to leave this place he will stay that night at Trenton the next at Somerset—& is as to arrive at Hd...
Four batalions formed in a Brigade under the command of Brigadier General Clinton—two field pieces with each batalion– will be at ten oClock in the morning upon the place of exercise. The infantry will have twelve cartriges—The artillery thirteen for firing and fourteen for signals. Major general Baron De Steuben will make them execute the following manoeuvres. 1st a passage of defile and...
the Inspection established in the Army has hitherto extended only to the Infantry in the Line of the Army the Cavalry Light Infantry & Independent Corps have yet no other Rules than the Article s of War Resolves of Congress & occasional Orders given them, their Discipline & manner of performing the Service is different as they have Commanders who have each prescribed such Rules as they thought...
Upon a Calculation of the number of Arms wanting I find that the Eight Brigades in this Department will take about 1500 Arms & Accoutrements to Compleat them—allowing all the Arms without Bayonets to be exchanged. I would wish your Excellency to order on this number immediately & the same Waggons which bring them may carry back the Arms bad & wanting Bayonets. I am Sir Your Excellencys most...
Your Excellency having expressed a desire that the Troops should exercise I take the liberty of submitting the inclosed, for your approbation—to be put in orders tomorrow. I am with respect Your Excellencys most Obdt ervt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honor to inclose your Excellency a Letter from Major Lee by which you will perceive that two Men had deserted from the first Post he visited this morning & perhaps others will be found gone from the other Posts. I was utterly unacquainted with your Excellencys intentions of Releiving Major Gibbs or I should have represented the necessity of keeping those Troops on the Lines who...