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Col. Udney Hay having represented to me that it was impossible for him to go thro’ the Duty of his Department without more Expresses than he was authoriz’d to appoint, & as at this Juncture the very Existance of the Troops in this Department depended on the Information he was to give, & receive, to & from those who were employ’d to procure, & those who had in Possession, Provision, & Forage, &...
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,...
I have just received the inclos’d Letters. I think the measures taken by Colo. Scammel are all that are requisite upon this information. I have acquainted him that General Persons will be Tommorrow in advance—and that if the movements are real and of so serious a nature to make further support necessary, that he will ask it of General Persons. not however omitting to Transmit me the Earliest...
As soon as General Huntingtons Command Arived, I Wrote to Governor Trumbull a letter of which the inclos’d is a Copy and soon after the Express set out I was so happy as to receive Your Excellencys favour by which I found I had Acted with propriety. Your letters to both Governors and to General Fellors were in a moment Forwarded. I made an Instant demand of the Returns Sir you requ[e]sted,...
I went out this morning by Day light in order to make my self acquainted with the approaches of the Camp and situation of the Guards, and am but this moment Return’d. during this Tour I am inform’d that your Excellency did me the Honour of a Visit, I therefore immediately send to know if you have any Business or commands that I may Attend without Delay should that be the case, & which with...
I have long my Dear General intended to address you upon a Subject respecting myself: but considering the glorious Scene, in which you are so Capital an Actor, and in which, you have So nobly supported your part, I was loth to trespass upon your time even for a moment, while I had the least hope, by any other means of obtaining the ends I aimed at: but finding that neither my Zeal in the Cause...
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...
The first Quere your Excellency has been pleas’d to submit to the consideration of your Generals is, that admitting the Enemy to aggregate their Force at New York and to retain a naval superiority both in Harbour and at Sea, their number then ammounting to 16090 Men, whether it is probable we shall obtain men and means sufficient to undertake the siege of New York, what force will be necessary...
How poignant is my Anxiety my Dear General that a Man of a Character so exalted, to whom by all Accounts his Country owes so much, & from whom so much more might have been expected (as of Arnold) should to the Ruin of his own Glory, the Disgrace of the Army, & the Disbasement of Human Nature sink into a Degree of Treachery so black that Expression has not Colouring to paint it properly. I...
I have this moment receivd the inclosd from —— by Express. he writes me that the detail of intelligence he sends me is particularly given your Excellency in his letter to you, so that I need not trouble you with a Repetition —His discontent seems to increase, and if I may credit his accounts he has some reason for it, for his trouble Risk & Expence as he sets it forth, exceed his Emoluments....