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As it is very uncertain how long it may be before the Honorable Congress may take the petition of the Officers of the Army, for lands between the Ohio river, and Lake Erie, into consideration, or be in a situation to decide thereon; the going to Philadelphia, to negotiate the buisiness with any of its members, or committee to whom the petition may be refered, is a measure none of the...
I am honored with your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterday—I some Time since recommended to the particular Attention of the Courts of Justice: The Outrage said to have been committed by a Party headed by Mr Honeywell in the lower Part of West Chester County and I have not a Doubt but—proper Measures will be taken for the Punishment of the Offenders—I am happy at the same Time to inform your...
Hutts being divided and allotted to the four reformed Massachusetts Regiments I have directed the Troops to move into their Quarters tomorrow morning accordingly which compleats the reform of the Regt. The reform has broken up the Commandss of the Brigadiers and renders some orders from your Excellency respecting them necessary as soon as you may think it proper in the present state the...
I have the Honor to Transmitt your Excellency the Inclos’d Return of the Officers & men of the Rhode Island Regmt who Retire from Service on Furlough untill the Ratification of the Definitive Treaty of Peace Shall be announced by Congress—likewise those that Continue in the Field—having a Number of Sick I have thoughtt it Expedient to Continue the Surgeon so long as they may Require his...
Mons. le Compte de Grasse having requested me to have the two pieces of Artillery presented him by Congress forwarded to him without delay, I endeavoured to urge the engraving and getting them ready to be shipped by the Duc de Lauzun, who sailed from hence about three weeks ago. I was led to believe by the Quarter Master that they should certainly be ready in time, and I accordingly wrote the...
We do ourselves the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellency’s Letter of the 2d instant, covering the Act of Congress of the 26th ulto, and We also do ourselves the honor to transmit your Excellency a Copy of a Memorial which We presented to Sir Guy Carleton on Monday last, to which We have not as yet received our answer, except a Verbal Message by his Deputy Secretary that he did...
At the Inspection of the Canadian Regiment for the Month of May, I find One Lieutenant Colonel Promoted to the rank of Lt Colo. Commt, one Major to that of Lt Colo., And three Captains to that of Majors, which with Major Reid gives this Regiment four Majors. These Gentlemen newly Promoted are plac’d in the Above Ranks without any proper Authority, and I Cannot think myself Justified in...
Enclosed I have the honor to present your Excellency the arrangements of the four reformed Massachusetts regiments, and the New Hampshire corps. Some few of the Massachusetts officers have been arranged on the principles of seniority—I wish the arrangement may be left so far open that in case any of the senior officers should prevail on the juniors to exchange with them, it may be done. This I...
Mr Geo. Mason Junr who sailed lately from Nantes has a Letter from me to You. I have within these few Days past, read & admired your address to the army and their Proceedings in Consequence of it. Such Instances of Patriotism are rare, and america must find it difficult to express in adequate Terms, the Gratitude she owes to both. Such a Degree of Glory, so virtuously acquired, and so decently...
I have received your Excellency’s Letter of the 9th Current, and Three Hundred Discharges by Col. Stewart, the Bearer of this, and I have furnished him with the Return required; their is but a few Men in the Regiment that do not wish to leave the Service as soon as possible, yet their is not however a single Man amongst the whole that will be satisfied to move from this Place on Furlough or...