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    • Howe, Robert
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Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 4 Aug. 1779. On 6 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I yesterday received your favor of the 4th.”
Letter not found : from Robert Howe, 3 Aug. 1779. On 4 Aug., GW wrote Howe: “I received your letter of yesterday.”
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, 31 July 1779. GW wrote Howe on 1 Aug.: “I received Your favor of Yesterday” ( DLC:GW ).
I enter with diffidence, tho’ in compliance with your Excellency’s Request upon the Subjects referred to the General Officers in Council Yesterday; and tho’ Judgment should have but little to do with the Opinion I give you, such as it is; you may be assured it shall be given with Candour. The great Object with us appears to me to be not so much what we can achieve ourselves, as what we can...
Deprived as I was by the Enemies’ Advance of reducing their Post at Verplanck, which, but for that Event, I persuade myself I should have effected, I had nothing left but to retreat, which I performed and was so happy as to be joined by General Heath at Peeks-Kill. My Situation was critical, and it was well for me that I had found means to Obtain a tolerably exact Information of the Enemies’...
I have received Intelligence three different Ways of the Approach of the Enemy. One informs me that “several Thousands of the Enemy were yesterday one Mile below White Plains, moving towards this place”: Another (a verbal Account) says that about 200 of their Horse were seen on some Heighths at New-Bridge by the Informant. As I cannot doubt the Credibility of these Accounts from the Character...
I joined the Division at the Continental Village the last Evening, and arrived at this Post at five this Morning. I now only halt for the Return of a Reconnoitring party, sent out last Night, and shall immediately proceed to execute your Excellency’s Orders. The Field pieces you suppose to have been taken on with the Brigades are not with them. General Nixon informs me there are not any...
I am now very near Verplank’s point, which I have been reconnoitring, and shall still more fully inspect. What I discern of the Works appears to be properly constructed, & seems capable of considerable Defence, if the Numbers and Spirit of the Garrison are adequate to the Task. The Troops, except such as I have fixed at particular Passes, are with me: The heavy Cannon are by this time, I hope,...
Letter not found : from Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, 19 June 1779. GW wrote Howe on 25 June: “I received, my Dear Sir, Your favour of the 19th yesterday.”
I have the pleasure to inform you that the temper of the Creek-Nation by the unwearied exertions of Mr Galphin a Commissioner of Indian affairs, and by the liberality of this state in supplying them upon generous terms, with those Goods they wanted, Seems at present to promise peace—Which I consider as a very happy Event for this state and that of Georgia; to both of which, they, and the...