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I have the Honor to Inform Your Excellency that this post will be intirely broken up by the 1st of December. Those of the Invalids who were not intitled, or did not choose to go to West point, are discharged, those destined to that place amount with Seven Commisd Officers to thirty four. These will be sent off with all the speed possible. I shall this day agree with the directors of the State...
I had the honor some time since of reporting to Your Excellency the situation of the Invalids in this City who appeared at the late Inspection, those who remain’d in the Hospital I had not an opportunity of seeing ’till to day, there is one man (in whose favor a Certificate is enclosed) entitled to the Pension—& five or six to be sent to West point. There are some objects who can not be...
In obedience to your Excellencys order I inspected the Invalids in this City on Monday last, of which inspection I beg leave to make the following report. The Officers who presented themselves consisted of the Colonel, ( of whose appointment I need say nothing) four Captains, the Captn Lieutenant, four Lieutt, & the doctor. The Captains & Subalterns produced Certificates, or shewed wounds...
I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that I arrived here last night, & had my health permitted should have continued my journey untill I could have had the honor to inform Your Excellency in person of the success of my mission. Lieutt Colonel Villefranche will present this, to him I beg leave to refer for such Observations relative to the situation of certain places, as I have been able...
I take the liberty to inform your Excellency that I have this morning arrived on board the Commodore’s Vessel off Crown point, the politeness and attention of this Gentleman induce me to believe that I shall meet with no difficulty or impediment in prosecuting the tour assigned me. In conversation with the Commodore I learn, that in conformity to his orders, he has landed the Prisoners...
I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that I arrived here the evening before last & Yesterday I waited on Congress with your Excellency’s letter, the Committee to whom it was referred handed me the inclosed resolve & at the same time assured me that Congress intends by that resolution to give Your Excellency such power of negotiating with the British Commander in Canada, & of sending...
The Committee appointed to Confer with me on the Subject of Your Excellencys letter, where of oppinion that by the inclosed Resolve Every Arrangement Respecting the Evacuation and Garrisoning of the Posts on the frontier Was left to the sole direction of Your Excellency; and altho the y approved of the proposed Measure for my journey to Canada and my proposition of taking an ingenier with me,...
Your Excellency having referred to our consideration the claim of Mr Robert Hoakesly to the goods found in his store at York town in Virginia, and by a board of General Officers held on the 24th of October 1781, adjudged to be forfeited—beg leave to report. That having read and considered the memorial of Mr Hoakesly—the proceedings of the board above mentioned, and the depositions of Mr...
At a meeting of the Convention for establishing the Society of the Cincinnati, this 19 June 1783, Voted That His Excellency the Commander in Chief be requested to Officiate as President General, until the first general meeting, to be held in May next. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
As Your Excellency has ordered discharges for those soldiers whose time is near expiring to be printed & the form is probably already furnished, I have not attempted giving any sentiments on the matter; they will doubtless by signed by the Commander in Chief which will add a dignity to them, pleasing to soldiers who have served with fidelity; if they could be authorised by those discharges to...