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I take the Liberty of inclosing to Your Excellency, a Letter for Lieut. Colo. Humphrys containing a Letter to His Excellency the president of Congress, praying an Answer to my Memorial formerly presented to Congress, for the Depreciation of my pay while acting as a Mustering Officer & for the 12 Months pay allowed those Officers as a Gratuity on their discharge. I have comprised in my...
The Necessities of the Writers employed under my Direction as well as my own, and the Poverty of the Q. Master Department had in great Measure anticipated the Relief afforded by the last Supply of Money transmitted to me by Mr Morris on the 3rd of June, on Account of pay. By that I was enabled to pay off the discharged Writers the Ballances of their respective Demands and to Messrs Sickels &...
I have this Evening reviewed the Paper of the 29th ulto containing the Charges & the Specification thereof from B. Genl Hazen in behalf of himself and twenty four Officers of his Regiment against Lieutenant Thomas Edwards Judge Advocate of the Army; And find that the Complainants impeach Mr Edwards in three genl Charges, Vizt 1. “Want of Abilities and a regular judicious System in the Office...
Agreeable to your Excellency’s Directions I do inclose Copy of the unsigned Instructions which I recd from you at New Windsor, with some Additions, perhaps yet incompleat. With Respect to my Pay & Subsistence Your Excellency was pleased to put me on the footing with the Secretary with You—I could wish to be allowed to draw forage for two Horses in Case I should find it convenient & necessary...
I have Directions from General Schuyler, in Order to prevent Delays in forwarding the Stores & Other Necessaries for the Army, in his Absence, to open any Letters that shall be directed to him from the General Officers & Commanders of Posts in this Department & to Comply with their Requisitions in procuring & forwarding such Articles, as May be wanted and can be procured by Me, & to send for...
I am honored with Your Excellency’s agreeable Favour of the 13th instant, covering seven of Mr Morris’s Notes, amounting to five hundred Dollars, of which I shall make an equal Distribution—proportioned to the Times of Service of the respective Writers who have or now are serving. I am sorry to observe to Your Excellency, that my own Necessities will absolutely oblige me to appropriate a small...
The lost papers are just come to Hand & I have folded but not had Time to Number them; they are in their respective Bundles. The Letter to me was not open’d, but in perfect Order & Muddy. I have put up the two Blankets I used On my writing Tables. I pray my most respectful Regards to Mrs Washington & am very sincerely & Affectionately Yours DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I hope the Proceedings of the Court of Enquiry on my Conduct have e’er this reached your Excellency’s Hands. A Consciousness of the Rectitude of my Intentions & Conduct, while in the Service of my Country, induces me to expect an honorary Report from them. I now remain solicitous, only about properly publishing to my Countrymen & fellow Citizens & especially to my late Brother Officers, in...
Letter not found: from Richard Varick, 15 Jan. 1784. On 22 Feb. GW wrote to Varick : “The intemperate Season and irregularity of the Post, withheld your letter of the 15th Ulto from me ’till within these few days.”
I am again under the Necessity of applying to Your Excellency for a further Provision of Pay to the Writers employed under my Direction. Above six Months have elapsed since they have received any Money from the Public for their Services on which alone they depend, as their duty with me would not admit of their devoting any of their Time to the Means of making Money for their immediate...
Yesterday I was honored by the Receipt of Your Excellency’s Favor of the 28th ulto. Agreeable to your Directions, I do inclose Copies of the Powers and Instructions to Colo. Harrison, in Feby & March 1777; to Colo. Grayson, Lieut. Colos. Harrison & Hamilton & Mr Boudinot in March & April 1778; to Lieut. Colonels Harrison & Hamilton in November 1778; to Colos. Davies & Lt Colo. Harrison in...
I have the Honor of acknowledging the Receipt of your Excellency’s Letter of the 2nd covering the Letters to be recorded. Every attention will be paid both by Mr Taylor and myself to comply with Your Excellency’s Wishes expressed in your Letter; The Transcription of those Letters will be compleated this Week and they will be forwarded by the next Monday, post (the 20th). The Governor remains...
In Compliance with Your Excellency’s Directions I have examined the Volumes of General orders & find them recorded to the 30th April 1780. inclusive. Upon arranging the Proceedings of the Councils of War for Transcription I have Reason to suppose that some are deficient; especially in 1776; I therefore submit it to Your Excellency, whether it will not be expedient to apply to Mr Thomson the...
Letter not found: from Richard Varick, 2 December. On 26 Sept. 1785 GW wrote Varick : “I have received your other letter of the 2d of December.”
I had the Honor of writing to Your Excellency a Letter of the 1st instant, Which (for want of proper Conveyance) remains yet in my Hands and will accompany this via M. Genl Heath. I hope it will not add much to the Trouble, which Your Excellency has to perplex You, to receive my Report, That Mr Myer one of the Writers has for some Days past, been troublesome to me, by his repeated and uncivil...
The Adjutant General transmits You by this Conveyance the Order of this Date for a Court of Inquiry &c. —I shall expect you will forward the Letter addressed to Major Reid with the greatest Rapidity; it also contains a transcript of the Order. The above is a true Extract & the only part of the Letter of the 3rd April 1783 which re s pects Major Reid. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I do myself the honour to inclose your Excellency copy of a letter from Col. Hay of the 5th inst. In answer to his letter I informed him “that our force on the lines was already inadequate to the duty required to be done in that quarter, and that I did not think it prudent to withdraw the two companies of Malcom’s brigade, without first advising with your Excellency on the subject; and that I...
State of the Volumes remaining in the Hands of Mr Varick Recording Secy at Poughkeepsie Augt 14. 1783. Titles No. of pages of No. of each Volume No of Vols. Vols. contains .
I esteem it my duty to inform Your Excellency, That Yesterday the XVth Volume of Military Letters was filled & contains the Letters to Novr 1782 included, which remains to be indexed & to receive its Marginal References to the Copies; So that some Time next Week I shall be ready to deliver the following Volumes. Vizt The Congress Letters A. to Decr 1782. 6 Volumes Military B. to Novr 1782. 15....
I have the Honor of acknowledging the Receipt of Your Excellency’s Favor of the 15th instant, conveying to me Your Orders for my Removal to Head Quarters. I am sorry to find That Lt Colo. Bradford has resolved to quit his Office, but shall in Obedience to Your Excellency’s Orders, repair to New Jersey as soon [as] possible, to releive him, in Confidence that the Honorable the Congress will be...
When I had the Honor of conferring with Your Excellency last, on the Subject of the confidential & pleasingly arduous Office tendered to me & heard Your Excellency’s Answers to my Objections, I put my Acceptance of the honorable Charge, on the Condition of procuring proper Persons under me for executing the Business in such Manner as to do ample Justice to the Public & not to disappoint Your...
I was honored with Your Excellency’s Favour of the 31st December on the 10th inst. As I mean to have an Index in each Volume, as well as a General one to each Set of A.B. & C., when completed, I shall commence the former when Paper arrives & hereafter draft them, as fast as the respective Volumes are filled; the latter, must be left undone till the whole Business is executed. It will be...
In my Letter of the 10th I omitted to inform Your Excellency that the Congress Letters are recorded to the 31st Octr 1779. in 4 Volumes complete; The military Letters from 25th June 1775. to the 20th Jany 1778 in 4 Vols complete & from the 1st Jany to the 10th Septr 1779. in two other Volumes complete; And the Civil Letters to Augt 31st 1779. in two Volumes and Part of a third. The Letters to...
Agreeable to General Schuyler’s Directions to me, I send down (under Charge of Lieut. Van Waggenen) Lieut. Schalch & Dr Gill of the Royal Artillery made Prisoners at St Johns, to be disposed of as Your Excellency shall be pleased to direct. They are on their Parole. I also send down Mr John MacDonell one of the Scotch Gentlemen made Prisoner at Johns Town, Tryon County, in January last, He has...
Yesterday I was honored with Your Excellency’s Favor of the 21th by Colo. Lamb. I am sorry to find that such cogent & just Reasons rinder it improper, & have influenced Your Excellency to direct, that the Enquiry into my Conduct be extended no further back, than during my unhappy Connexion with the guilty Arnold. A friendly opinion to that Effect from Colo. Harrison had in some Measure...
I have just compleated the Copies of the first Drafts of all the Indexes of the last seven Volumes to the 1st Octr last & have so drafted them that the remainder of the Letters now on Hand & which may be written before a Close of Your Excellency’s Military Career, can conveniently be added. When the Volumes are all compleated the Indexes are to be transcribed (by such Person as Your Excellency...
I have the Honor to inform Your Excellency, that I think my Health is so far restored, as to enable me to bear the Fatigue incident to an Attendance on a Court of Enquiry into my Conduct, which Your Excellency was so indulgent as to promise me, as soon as I should be able to attend to It. It is Sir, a Wish, natural to a Young Man, whose rise & Happiness in Life depend on a fair & unblemished...
On the third of November I was favored with Colo. Trumbull’s Letter of the 10th & 12th Octr covering my Appointment & Your Excellency’s Instructions of the 25th May last to me, And on the 4th instant I was honored with Your Excellency’s favor of the 15th ulto from Mount Vernon. I am happy to find, that the general Tenor of my Conduct in the Discharge of the Duties of my Office, have hitherto...
I am again pressed by the Writers under my Direction to make Application to Your Excellency for pay on Account of their Services; There remains due to them on this Day, the following Sums Vizt To Mr Zacharias Sickels 6 1/2 Mos. 325 Dolls. To Mr George Taylor Junr 5 1/2 Mos. 275 do To Mr Oliver Glean —(dischd) 2 Mos. 25 days 145 do 745
Albany, 4 June 1776 . “I send down the Bearer Capt. Godwin of the Royal Artillery made Prisoner at Chambly: He has a Permit on Parole to join the Prisoners of that Garrison now in Trenton or some Other Part of New Jersey & is directed to wait on your Excellency for Directions in his Rout to New Jersey.” ALS , DLC:GW ; LB , NN : Schuyler Papers. Capt. William Godwin of the 4th Battalion of the...
Yesterday, on my Return from Goshen, I was honored with Your Excellencys Orders of the 6th, by Letter from Colo. Walker covering the Letters subsequent to those between the 1st & 23d Octr, (which I was informed were stolen out of the Post Office at Princeton) with Directions for their immediate Completion, And on this day I received further Orders of the 17th thro Colo. Humphrys, to send to...
I do myself the Honor to inclose Copy of a Letter from General Arnold to General Gates transmitted by the Latter from Tyonderoga & this Moment received in General Schuyler’s absence who is now on his Way to Saratoga. The Lead arrived at Fort George on Saturday last and was immediately forwarded —The powder left this on the same Day and is probably now at or near Fort George, where it will not...
I think it my Duty to inform Your Excellency, That since your Departure for Virginia and my Return from Dobbs’s Ferry to this Place, three Writers have been continually employed, in transcribing the Public Letters, on the Plan proposed by your Excellency. I found it necessary, for distinguishing the Sets of Volumes, to nominate them in the Order of the Alphabet, Of which I requested your...
Agreeable to General Schuylers Orders I do myself the Honor to Inclose you three Lists of Articles wanted for the Public Service, on Lake Chamblain, contained in the Paper marked A and do also inclose Your Excellency another Paper marked B containing a true Account of such Articles of these Lists as cannot possibly be procured at this Place. An Express is sent from this Place to Connecticut,...
I do myself the Honor of inclosing to Your Excellency all the Copies which I recd at Rocky Hill & which accompanied Your Excellencys favor of the 2nd Octr, which are recorded and wish them safe to Hand. The Governor has so far recovered as to be able to ride to Kingston where he at present is. I beg my Respects to Mrs Washington & the Gentlemen of the family And am with every Sentiment of...
Letter not found: from Richard Varick, 28 August. GW wrote Varick on 26 Sept. : “Mr Taylor brought me your favor of the 28th Ulto.”
I have the Honor of informing Your Excellency that I arrived at this Place on Saturday the 7th after having been kept some Days in Suspense at New Windsor, by the Quarter Masters not furnishing a Craft to transport my Charge hither occasioned by the then Embarkation of the Artillery & Stores. By numbering and digesting into Classes the Corpus of Letters & Orders in 1775 & 1776. I found that...