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Give me leave to Present to You Mr de Beaune a french officer Whom Respectable Persons Have So much Recommended that I Could not deny Him this letter of introduction—He is Well Spoken of, and Wishes to Improve Himself so as to Become Proper for a Consulship in America. We are Anxiously Waiting for letters from the Continent, and independant of Public Concerns, letters from My dear General...
My furst, and most agreable duty is to acquaint your Excellency with my safe arrival in that harbour after a passage of 31 days. I shall during my whole life, keep the most grateful remembrance of your kindness to me; I could never feel myself happy without the hope, to pay my respects to Mrs Washington and to your Excellency in Virginia. I beg leave to your Excellency to present my best...
I had the honor early in the Month of April, to address your Excellency, on the subject of visiting my Friends on Long Island, (from whom I have been absent seven years) requesting to return Via New York. Unsuccessfull in that Application, I now beg leave to ask the same Indulgence I did then. I have the Honor to be Your Excellency’s most Obedient and most humble Servant DLC : Papers of George...
I have received your Excellency’s letter of the 2d instant, together with the resolution of Congress of the 26th May, enclosed therein. I cannot, Sir, but be well satisfied, that Congress has transmitted the case, concerning certain negroes for whose protection the publick faith had been pledged, (but which is considered by Congress as contrary to the true intent and meaning of the provisional...
Agreeable to a General Order of the 8 June 1783 for the Inspection of the Officers of the Invalid Corps the board beg leave to make the following Report. Captain John McGowen Aged 44 years of the 4 pensilvania Regiment, entered the service in October 1775. and transfered to the Invalids in Spring 1781. in consequence of a variety of complaints which disqualified him for active Service. The...
Having Received No Answer to My Letter By the frigate I May I think flatter Myself Before long to Hear from You, and I Confess I am waiting with Great Impatience—it is an Age, My dear General, since I Had a line from You, and I Have Been so Happily Used to our Intimate Communications, that it is very Hard to me not to know Any thing of Your Ideas, Your Concerns, and Your Sentiments on Every...
I have the honor to transmit, the Resolve of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, acknowledging the receipt of your favour of June 1783—and testifying the high sense they entertain of your exalted merrits, and their obligations to you and your patriot Army (thrô the blessing of heaven) for the establishment of freedom, independence and peace. Permit me to address your Excellency,...
We the Subscribers your Humble Petitioners do most Graciously intreat your Excellency &c. But it gives us the Utmost trouble & Concern to think we must be under the disagreeable Necessity to trouble A Gentleman of so great Qualifications and ready Compliance to Justice and Honor but as the greatest Necessity and difficult and threatening distraction calls upon us at this Junctor we beg your...
Since my last private letter to your Excellency nothing has turned up worthy of your notice but what you have received official advice of, from the proper Departments. Indeed unaccountable as it may seem, our Ministers at Paris have not suffered us to hear from them since the 24th of Jany last, till the day before yesterday, when I received two letters from Mr Laurence, one of the 15th of...
I do myself the honnor to enclose a letter, I received a few days since from Capt. Nathan Goodale of the fifth Massachusetts Regt. That I have not till this moment taken any measures, to bring his services into public view has ben oweing to the confidence I had that Genl Gates would have don it, as the most extreordinary of them ware performed under his Immediate orders, and as he gave...
I am so engaged in getting off the furloughed men and in the new arrangment of the Massachusetts line as not to be able to pay my respects this day at head quarters—which I pray your excellency to excuse. The arrangement of the four Massachusetts regiments is not compleated—there are five or six captains wanting and more lieutenants returned to continue than will be necessary—Some rule must be...
I am perfectly persuaded that the proceedings described in the enclosed Letter are such as your Excellency highly disapproves of. It is probable that complaints have been made to you respecting them, & I doubt not that everything proper has been done on the subject. I am much affected by the distresses to which Mrs DeLancey has been exposed by the violent conduct of those persons she complains...
Yesterday the Secretary at War gave me the instructions, of which the enclosed is a copy. I am unable at present to determine how far it will be practicable to carry his orders into execution with the three years men, as we shall have no artificers, nor any other assistance, but what we shall derive from them I will however have the necessary estimates prepared and submitted to your...
I have the Honr to Inclose your Excellency a Return of the Noncommissioned officers and privates; agreable to the orders of the 2d Instant. The men that do not belong to any Particular State: in appearance are not Included in the Spirit of the Resolution of Congress, as they have not any friends or Connections in this Country: or State to return to: It is their wish in General to remain in...
We have been informed, that the General Officers are of Opinion, the Drummers, and Fifers (instead of having Arms) should be allowed to retain their Drums, and Fifes. As the Arms, are (by Congress) bestowed on the Soldiers, as a Gratuity for their services, and the Drums, and Fifes, bear but a small proportion to them, in value; We are constrained (tho’ reluctantly) to Address your Excellency,...
I find by the returns that there are but a few of Sheldons Dragoons who are not engaged to serve during the War; and as all the Horses are sold, I am fully in opinion that the little service which the remainder of the Corps would render in the circumstances they now are, will not compensate the expences which must arise from keeping them together. I therefore think that if at the time your...
The commanding officers are applying for arms for the Musick—The donation of Arms to the Troops was in consequence of your Excellency’s recommendation should you be of opinion, all circumstances considered, they have a right to arms, I think no difficulty will arrise in Congress from the measure. I have requested General Knox to commence as soon as possible the build ing a Magazine on...
At an early period of the contest in which you have been so gloriously engaged, our sentiments fully met those of the Americans, & tho’ we long doubted the event, our warmest wishes were ever on the side of freedom. Viewing with regret the oppressive scenes of misery under which our Native Country has long groaned without hopes of redress, & seeing the same direfull principle of Despotic sway...
Mr Duer presents his Respects to his Excellency Genl Washington, and would be much obliged for a Pass for Lady Stirling, Lady Mary Watts, Mrs Catharine Laurence, and one Female Domestic to proceed to New York. Mr Duer would not give his Excellency this Trouble, if he did knew for a Certainty that the Officer of the Gaurd Ships frequently stops Persons of both Sexes, going to New York (unless...
Your Excellency’s Letter to Brigr Genl Hazen of the 1st Instant we have seen and perused: We foresaw the Difficulties that must have resulted from Major Reid’s refusing to prosecute the complaining Officers of the Regiment before a Court appointed by your Excellency’s Orders of the 3rd of April last: Indeed we supposed from the first View of those Orders that they would eventually bring on a...
I have been honored with your excellency’s answer to the address of the generals and officers commanding regiments and corps presented yesterday, which was communicated at levee to those present. All appeared to be deeply impressed, and fully satisfied with your answer; and were it possible for confidence in your excellency’s paternal goodness to be enlarged, your answer of this day must I...
To His Excellency George Washington Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America; The Memorial of sundry Officers of the Invalid Regiment, Humbly sheweth, That, your Memorialists, the Subscribers, beg Leave to represent, as well for their Military Brethren of all Denomination in the Regiment, as for themselves, to Your Excellency, That from sundry Resolves of the Honorable...
Colonel Trumbull, your Excellencys secretary put into my hands, this morning a letter in which he represents that the gentleman who, before him, filled the office he now holds, was, soon after his appointment thereto, honored with a Lieutenant Colonels Commission and that this took place soon after the resolve of Congress which gave all your Excellencys Aid de Camp the rank of Lieutenant...
I embrace this conveyance to acquaint your Excellency of the Situation I am now in at Rutland, I concluded that the article of Peace opened a door for myself and the Troops under my care to go to Newyork, Major Hopkins, informs me that he waits the orders of Your Excellency for this purpose, and as I am anxious to depart as soon as possible, I could wish your Exellency would be pleased to...
I am now sick with a fever and almost blind with sore Eyes. I only write this Leter to apoligize for not writing. Mrs Greene who will have the pleasure of delivering this letter embarks to day for Philadelphia. Her health is so much improved I am anxious to get her to the Northward notwithstanding my own situation. Mrs Greene will deliver your Excellency a Green silk embroidered pattern for a...
It is difficult for us to express the regret we feel at being obliged again to solicit your excellency’s attention and patronage. Next to the anguish which the prospect of our own wretchedness excites in our breasts, is the pain which arises from a knowledge of your anxiety on account of those men who have been the sharers of your fortunes, and have had the honor of being your companions...
The enclosed returns were received the last evening and this morning. I have the honor to be most respectfully your Excellencys most Obedt Servt MHi : Heath Papers.
I have just received your Letter of the third Instant. Nothing would please me better than to comply instantly with your Wishes. The Paper on which the Notes are to be Printed came from the Paper Mill on Saturday Evening, on Monday Morning the Printer was employed, and to Morrow Morning he is to send the first Parcel of Notes. I am then to sign them and fast as that can be done they shall be...
The Officer who will have the honor of placing this letter in your hands has my orders to proceed to Canada, with letters from me to Genl Haldimand, and I am to desire your Excellency will be pleased to grant him a passport for that purpose. I am Sir Your Excellency’s most obedient and most humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
Votre Excellence me permettrait-elle de lui presenter M. Gardner, Procureur Général de l’Isle de S. Christophe. M. le Marquis de Bouillé qui a conquis cette Isle m’en parle comme d’un homme infiniment attaché à Votre cause et qui lui a rendu personellement les plus grands services. Les Officiers Généraux qui ont commandé depuis cette epoque en font aussi les plus grands eloges; il est né dans...
Enclosed I have the honor to report to your excellency the returns of the regiments of infantry in the Massachusetts line of the army, which have been made conformably to the general order of yesterday. The 8. regiment is doing duty on the lines—notice has been given to the regiment, but return is not yet received. The regiments of the line are so nearly equal, that it is almost certain the 8....
I do myself the honor to transmit to Your Excellency a late resolve of Congress. I am, with the most respectful attachment, Your Excellency’s obedient, humble servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
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....
Permit me to lay before your Excellency several votes of a board of officers consisting of the generals and officers commanding regiments and corps in the cantonment of New Windsor, passed yesterday, and also a copy of the report of a committee appointed to confer with the contractors respecting the agreement made between the contractors and the army in January last, and certain abuses in the...
In consequence of the General Order of the 11th Instant, I marched with the 2d Massachusetts Regiment to releive the troops posted on the Lines near Croton River. On the 13th I arrived and releived the Maryland Detachment. And New Hampshire Battalion, and posted the necessary guards for the security of the troops. & to protect the inhabitants. On the 23d I received a Letter from the Honble...
I flatter myself from the Sentiments of the better sort of People of the County, I shall have no farther trouble in suppressing that spirit of Revenge which was apprehended when I left your Excellency. The greatest difficulty now is to give Security to the Inhabitants on the several Necks against the Refugees who cover of the Night pass the Sound—This conceive can only be effected by keeping a...
Permit one of your Most Sincere tho obscure Friends to congratulate You on the glorious Event of your generous Struggles, for the Liberties of your Country—to express the Sentiments of my Heart on this occasion however sincere might be liable to the Suspicion of Flattery, which my Soul abhors—There can indeed be no Place for it in this resistance—May You long enjoy the Heartfelt Pleasure...
We would ee’r this have done ourselves the Honor, to have wrote Your Excellency had any thing occurred making a Communication necessary. We arrived here the 10th Inst. and Immediately by a writtin Message announced our arrival to Sir Guy Carleton, and requested to know when we should attend him to produce our Credentials, in answer to which we were informed, by one of the Gentlemen of His...
The Delicacy of a Millitary Character should be placed in the first Rank of all Public ones myself with the Other Officers of the Corps not Immediately Concernd in the dispute with Major Reid have foreborn Importunities or Sollicitations on that Subject not having a Wish to be troublesome. but the peace Establishment now hastening on and no Decision hitherto having taken place We beg leave to...
It cannot be more disagreeable to your Excellency, than it is painful to us to address you on this Occasion. Our Case is no less singular in the World, than cruel in its Nature: We have a Claim to Justice, and a Right to a Redress of Grievances; the former we have frequently asserted, and the latter we have thus far in vain pursued at an Expence we are no longer able to bear. The Cause of all...
From the reports of the commanding officers of brigades, I am constrained to represent to your Excellency the general uneasiness and complaints of the army in the Cantonment in New Windsor on account of the late irregular issue and bad condition of the provisions with which the troops have been served—The complaints and uneasiness are growing to a height that calls for a speedy remedy. The...
Permit me once more—to trouble you with the peruseal of a few lines—from the hands of a Distitute Relation. Who is more so Now then ever—it is now 15. Years Since I wrot you first, and many times Since—the first of which Perhaps—you never Got—but I do not wonder that I have not had the happiness to heare from you, Since this most Cruell and unnaturell War Commenced When I cosider the...
I am now to acknowlege the Receipt of your Excellency’s Letter of the Eighth Instant. I have not answered it sooner because until now it has not been in my Power to answer it satisfactorily. By some designing Men my Resignation of Office (grounded on a clear Conviction that unless Something were done to Support public Credit very pernicious Consequences would follow) was miscontrued.It was...
I am honourd with yours of the 13th inst. with a List of a number of Articles for your farms in Virginia—a great quantity of Goods have been sold at our Vendues much lower than first Cost in Europe or what they could have been purchased at in peace, but they are not well chosen Goods for this Country, nor have few or any of those kinds which you want been sold yet at so low prices, but such...
As the war is now brought to a close and it is supposed the army will soon be disbanded it becomes my duty to complete the Maps we have compiled in such a manner as to make them answer the most general use. I presume a publication of them will be deemed indispensable towards giving the world that clear knowlege of the operations of a war, to which the present revolution and the establishment...
I enclose to your Excellency a note which I have received from the paymaster general with respect to a permission for Captains Ogden & Dayton to be absent for the purpose of procuring their vouchers & Accounts for settlement. I would wish to know whether it is your Excellency’s pleasure that they be permitted to go to Jersey for this purpose. I can assure your Excellency that I am fully...
The Court of Enquiry appointed in the General Orders of the 3d of April last (after having your Excellencys Letter of the 17th instant) proceeded to the Investigation therein directed—notifying Majr Reid who refused to attend. The Court beg Leave to report that, from a comparative View of the Defence of Major Reid, refered to in said Orders, & of the Proceedings of the Tryal of General Hazen...
Ya que las presentes circunstancias no me han permitido concluida la Guerra, y de regrèso à Espana visitar—esos famosos Paises, y tenèr el honor de conocèr personalmente al Fabio de estos tiempos, como lo habia premeditado; permitame V.E. lo haga per medio de esta Carta, Ofreciendome à su disposicion, y recomendandole al mismo tiempo mi Edecan el Teniénte Coronel Dn Francisco de Miranda, que...
I am at this Time from Motives of Humanity induced to Address Your Excellency. Richd Dickinson a Tenant and Prisoner of the Saragthtoga Convention was some time Since artfully made Drunk and inlisted by Captain Conner in Colo. Willets Regiment of State Levies and since forced from his Family who being peculiarly Circumstanced are reduced to extreem distress, I therefore in behalf of this Poor...
I have the honour to present you the memorial mentionned in my last letter. I Composed it after the hints you have been pleased to give to me when at head quarters. I beg your Excellency to let me know if I have been happy enough as to meet with your ideas, willing not to propose any thing to Congress but trough you and what you approve of. If yor Excellency desires something more or different...