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There was one Richard Burrest Tryed by General Court Martial on the 22d Instant, & Convicted by his own Confession of Attempting to Desert to the Enemy. he was taken by one of our Scouting partys near the Enemies Lines & Sentenced by the Court to be Shot for Desertion. I Should have forwarded him with a Copy of his Sentence to Head Quarters but as Desertions are So frequent here I think an...
Extract of a letter from Genl Sullivan Dated at Wyoming June 27th 1779. “Our stores are not yet arrived. “I am distressed on account of our Beef & hard bread being almost ruined. I wrote your Excellency fully on this head yesterday Court-landts & Spencers Regts have wore out all their Cloaths in clearing the Roads many of them have not even a piece of a shirt & those Corps which I find on the...
I am Directed by a Number of the Genl officers of the Army to Enclose your Excellency a memorial from them to Congress which they beg you to peruse & forward as Soon as Convenient—The General officers further Direct me to Inform your Excellency That The Inclosed Memorial Shows forth as well The Sentiments of the General officers absent as those who have Signed. I have the Honor to be with The...
I was this morning Honoured with your Excellencys favor of the 12th Instant; The Directions in which I Shall Carefully Comply with & give Constant & the most Explicit Information of Every thing which may occur in this Department. I Inclose your Excellencey a piece of Intelligence Reced from General Heath this morning. There is a Rumor here that an Express is arrived at Boston Informing that...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 22 Oct. 1779 . GW wrote Sullivan on 25 Oct.: “I have been duly favored with your letter of the 22d.”
This Day affords nothing new—I have been Honoured with your Excellenceys favor of the 13th Instant—I am well Convinced that the Enemy will Evacuate Newyork both by your Excys Letters and Every other Circumstance; Some persons who have Lately been Releasd from that City Declare that the Enemy are Laying up no forage and are Selling the wood on hand at half price: than which nothing can be...
Letter not found: from John Sullivan, 3 Sept. 1775. On 4 Sept. GW wrote to Sullivan : “I receivd your Letter of yesterday.”
Last night 12 of Clock I was honored with your Excys favor of the 19th Instant. I am well Convinced that Lord Howe & General Grays Fleets must have Returned to New york as we have heard nothing from them Since they past Point Judith Steering westward. I Inclose your Excy two Newport papers one of which Shows that I was Right in my Conjecture as to Lord Howe & General Grays Fleets having formed...
Inclosd I have the honor to transmit your Excellency a List of Officers in Colo. Henlys Regiment with their respective Ranks as specifyd by the dates of their Appointment. Since my last I have not collected any thing interesting in this department but shall do myself the Honor of giving your Excellency the earliest information of every Circumstance that may tend to illustrate the Enemys...
You will (I doubt not) forgive my neglect in not writing you when I assure you that I have had nothing to communicate which Could give you pleasure or avoid giving you pain—& that I was unwilling to add to the pressure which your mind has been so Long accustomed to—to Enumerate the Evils which have flown from party Spirit from inattention and from other Sources would fill a volume in Folio. we...