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Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 27 Jan. 1777. On 28 Jan. GW’s aide-de-camp John Fitzgerald wrote Sullivan: “Your favour of yesterday came to hand about 12 last night” ( DLC:GW ).
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 26 Feb. 1778. GW wrote Sullivan on this date : “In answer to yours of this morning.”
Though General Hand has not yet answered my Letter Containing a number of Questions yet I think it necessary to Inclose you Copy of his Letter in answer to mine of the 8th & 10th Instant which will in Some measure Show the State of affairs in that Quarter I think it will be necessary to Send on two or three hundred Troops from hence to Wyoming. I Inclose your Excy Copy of a Letter from the...
I was last Evening honored with Your Excellencys favor of the 11th Instant. I am sorry that the Report respecting promotions has been so long Delayed. but this delay has not been Occasioned by any Difference in Sentiment between Your Excellency and the Committee. Your reasonings were attended to & there remains no Difference of Sentiment between us, though, perhaps Congress may make some...
Having Experienced so much Ingratitude myself, I cannot help feeling for those in Similar Circumstances. I Therefore take the Liberty of mentioning to your Excellency Colo. Derrick who I think has Sacrificed much in our Cause and has Experienced only Ingratitude in return. he first Entered in the Pensylvania Line as Captain, was afterward Transfered to the Artillery & perswaded by General...
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 11 Feb. 1779. GW wrote Sullivan on 22 Feb. : “I have your favr of the 11th instant.”
I beg Leave to Inform you that about four Days Since twenty one Sail of Large Transports from Newyork arrived at Rhode Island with about two Thousand troops on Board They were at first Said to be Invalids but it Now appear that they are Effectives But mostly Foreigners They have Now about five Thousand Troops on the Islands & have Seven vessels of War Sloops & Small Frigates only they have in...
Dear General, I have the honor to inform your Excellency, that I have at length surmounted every obstacle and shall commence my March tomorrow morning. I have taken the necessary precaution (by duplicates) to apprize Genl. Clinton of this circumstance a copy of which I do myself the honor to inclose you. Your Excellency will be pleased to direct Col. Paulding to begin his march at such time,...
Letter not found: from Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, 31 Oct. 1778. GW wrote Sullivan on 3 Nov. : “I have your favr of the 31st Ulto inclosing Major Talbots Account of the capture of the schooner Pigott.”
Perhaps, there was never more Justice in any advice, Than that given by the Philosopher to his Prince, viz. “Always beware of the Man, that flatters you, and appears to Coincide with your Sentiments, on all Occasions.” I am Confident that I have never appeared to your Excellencey in this Character, Nay I have Studied to Avoid Even the appearance of being a Flatterer—I have at the Same time,...
Letter not found : from John Sullivan, 30 Sept. 1779. On 8 Oct., GW wrote Sullivan: “I have had the pleasure of receiving yours of the 28th ulto from Chemung and 30th from Tioga.”
Letter not found: from John Sullivan, 2 Dec. 1778. On 20 Dec., GW wrote Sullivan : “I have your two letters of the 2d and 7th Int. now before me.”
I find by a Letter Reced from Colo. Courtlandt that Shirts & other articles of Cloathing are wanting for his Regiment Spensers are almost naked If your Excy would please to order the Cloathier to Send Some Shoes Shirts & other articles of Cloathing to Easton, to Deal out to the Troops it will be of Singular advantage—I have Seen the Commissary & think matters in his Department are promising &...
The bearer hereof Mr Foxwell Curles Cutt, is Sent by Nathan Lord Esqr. of Massa. to visit his Son who is now prisoner at New york: & probably to carry him some necessaries, may I intreat your Excellency to permit him to go in for that purpose & to order him a Flagg as Speedily after his arrival as Circumstances will admit. I beg Leave to mention to your Excellency that the young Gentleman now...
7 March 1776. “As Brigadier General of the Day yesterday I visited The Several Guards hereafter mentioned & found the Guards vigilent & Sentrys Alert Except at the South & north Redoubt in both of which I found all the Guards within the Guard Houses and the Sentrys Taking no Notice of my Coming or Even of any thing Else[.] The South Redoubt was Commanded by Ensign Brown & the North by Lieut....
after having as I think given you a Just Representation of our affairs in Canada which I Dare Say Every person here will witness to I must beg you to Excuse my giving you the Trouble of one Petition which is That if it be possible for your Excellencey or General Lee to come here that it might be done. Though I Suppose General Lee cannot be Spared where he is I am well perswaded that Canada...
I have the honor to inform your Excellency that some time since three of the enemy’s frigates quited their former stations—sailed to the North end of Rhode-Island and anchored between Dyers Island and Bristal ferry—Count d’Estaign on the 4 Inst. meditated an attack upon them, and on the 5th issued orders that two of his ships should turn the North end of Connanicut Island and give them battle....
In a Letter from Colo. Ramsey Dated the 11th Instant in the name of the Field officers at wilmington Stating the Nature of Their Claim to the Goods taken in the Brig & Setting forth the Quantity he adds This Paragraph. “A Letter was yesterday Sent to his Excellencey on the Subject Signed by all the Field Officers present it was wrote in a hurrey & I fear for want of a Deliberate & Cool Revisal...
Letter not found: from Brigadier General John Sullivan, 9 Feb. 1776. On this date Robert Hanson Harrison wrote to Sullivan: “I am commanded by his Excellency to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of this Evening, and to Inform you, that he would not wish an Attempt to be made to bring off the Guard which you mention, ’till he has seen you, for particular reasons which he will then...
I Take this opportunity by Capt. Collins to Inform your Excellencey That The Fleet of thirty Sail mentioned in my former Letters turns out to be a wood Fleet Convoyed by five Ships of war There is nothing further worth your Excellenceys attention in this Department I have the honor to be Dear Genl with much Esteem your Excellencys most obedt Servt ALS , DLC:GW . Sullivan wrote in the...
“General McDougle was apply’d to for Frocks and overhalls for the new Hampshire Troops he ordered one pair of over halls ⅌ man but nothing else and I believe There is not a single article sent from that Quarter for the Regiment of Courtland and Spencer, these things must be remedied but I cannot point out a method perhaps Tents may be sent on from the magazine at the main Army or at Moris...
Agreable to your Excellenceys Directions I have Consulted Some of The General officers which I Thought most Capable of advising upon the proper Steps to take in our present Circumstances —They Say that they can by no means advise for or against an Attack they are fully Convinced that General Howe has his whole Force with him That if your Excellencey thinks your force Sufficient to Cope with...
Nothing new in this Quarter. Three Deserters came from the Enemy yesterday they Say the Sailors are all Sent off Except one Frigates Crew they think to Newyork all the Anchors Cables & Rigging out of the Stores are Loading on board the Transports. They are Laying up their winters Store of wood which they bring from Long Island they have Lately brought in twelve Ship Loads of hay. The Report of...
We have hitherto given your Excellency Intelligence from time to time of the State of things respecting the Pennsylvania line and have now the pleasure to Inform you that the terms agreed on by the Committe from the Executive Council of Pennsylvania with them are now coming into Execution, in as peaceable and Quiet manner as could possibly be expected—two Regts have been already settled with...
Lincolns Gap, N.J., 2 July 1777 . Encloses a copy of a letter from his brother Ebenezer Sullivan requesting help in obtaining his exchange and wages and asks GW to use his “Influence to Relieve him if possible from the amazing Difficulties his Late Capture has thrown him into if firmness in the Field or patience under the Insults of his Savage Captors would Render him u⟨nworthy⟩ of your...
I am this moment Honored with your Excys favor of This Day Inclosing a Letter from (The Infamous) Mr Levius —I am Convinced the Enemy are upon the move & Shall watch their motions as much as possible & give Your Excy the Earliest Intelligence I have already Sent Trusty persons to observe their motions. after Perusing the Letter from Mr Levius I conclude it to be his hand writing with which I...
I do myself the Honor to Inclose your Excellency the Result of The General officers Respecting the Market which I hope will meet your Excellencys approbation. I was Desired to mention to your Excellency that The people at Germantown have Large Quantities of Leather in ⟨Fuls⟩ which they are Daily taking out & Carrying to Philadelphia for Sale. Some of which Tis Said our Commy General of Hides...
I have called on General McDougle & Informed him Confidentially of the State of Our Army he Says there is about 600 Continental Troops here with two Massa. Militia Regts he is of opinion that The Continental Troops here Should be Sent forward & that the State Should Garrison this post; for which purpose he will call on Mr Jay, and consult with him upon the most Effectual Measures to bring it...
Nothing can be more painful to me than the Repetition of a request which is known to be Disagreable to a Commander to whom America in General & myself in particular Stand So much indebted—after So polite a Refusal as I have once had I Should have Remained forever Silent upon the Subject: did not pure necessity which knows no Law Compell me to repeat my request —I Sincerely Lament my being...
I am informed by Genl He[a]th & the Council of B⟨os⟩ton that an English fleet has anchord off the Harbour of Boston & from the accounts you gave me of Lord Howes Fleet suppose it to be the same sent in to block up Count Destiang that the Reinforcement detachd to the Relief of Rhode-Island might meet with no Interruption in its passage —What seems to give credibility to the Supposition is, that...