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I have the Honor to inclose your Excellency a Copy of my Letter to the President of Congress from which you will see the Measures I have pursued upon an Occasion perplexing & intricate—& if in the Course of it I have so conducted Matters as not to merit your Excellency’s Disapprobation it will make me happy. I conceived that your Excellency would not wish to be Troubled with the Proceedings of...
By Doctor Craik I had the honour to write a few lines to your Excellency & having now nothing new to communicate I only repeat that nothing shall be wanting to finish all matters here when I flatter myself it will appear that invention or delay have not been among my faults with Every Respect I am Dear Sir your Excellency’s most obt hum. servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have the honour to inform your Excellency that the part of Colo. Jacksons who were here marched off this morning Except some so lately recover’d as to render their moving improper and a few others still sick; of the latter class none dangerously & in all as major Norton says about thirty odd—I am hastening with all possible dispatch matters here to a close. I have the honor to be Dear sir...
I was honor’d with your Excellency’s Favor of the 24th Inst. late last Night. That Part of Jackson’s Regt now here will march to-Morrow Eveg or next Day Morng—Vose’s shall follow as soon as Circumstances will admit—No Desire of unnecessarily detaining them, or remaining myself having the least Revalence in my Bosom. I was strongly persuaded my former Letters would have met your Excellency at...
Major Gibbs marched with Sprouts Regiment yesterday morning very early—Having furnished him with a waggon to take the baggage of some soldiers who had been sick & who with that indulgence can march, his numbers will I imagine be about three hundred and fifty: and as the Court-Martial will now very soon close their proceedings I have not detached the small number deficient of the four hundred,...
I find that Sprout’s will not be able to march off much more than Three hundred Effective Rank & File—The Rest of Jackson’s That are here fit for Duty are one hundred & sixty six—Vose’s a Little more than three hundred—as Jackson’s compose a Part of Paterson’s Brigade I submit it to your Excellency’s Consideration whether they shoud immediately follow Sprout’s or remain & march when the Rest...
As a peace Establishment is I hear to take place, and as I feel an inclination to serve my country in a military line whilst that sort of service is thought requisite, I think it my Duty to inform your Excellency of this Disposition—I had the honour Sir of mentioning this to you once before, & I now take the liberty to repeat that should you Deem me Worthy of your Influence & will Exert it in...
In consequence of your Excellency’s letter received yesterday, I have ordered Colonel Sprouts Regiment to be ready for march on a moments warning, and shall direct them to take the rout prescribed. I do not believe they will be able to moove off before saturday, but they shall if possible. They will march under the command of one field officer—the other with the officers on Court martial duty...
I am just now honour’d with your Excellency’s favour of the 13th & shall take the measures Consequent thereto. As I inclose this to the President of Congress to be forwarded by any conveyance which may offer, I delay writing more fully until tomorrows Post as that Letter may arrive as soon if not sooner than this With the greatest Respect I am Dear sir your Excellency’s most Obt Servt DLC :...
I was honored with your Excellency’s favour of the 16th instant yesterday. The Judge Advocate announced himself to me on the 14th—The General Court martial was ordered to sit the next day and was to have been composed of the officers of the Massachusetts and Pennsylvania lines—The officers of the latter from some points of delicacy declined acting and though I did not, for reasons which must...