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I have the pleasure to acknowledge the rect of your Excellency’s polite & friendly favor by Major Genl Greene, under whose comd promise myself no small share of happiness. and through his aid to be enabled, to arrange matters within my department, no little deranged by the late unfortunate defeat. It adds no little to my happiness that I merrit a share of your confidence, which shall endeavour...
I was on the 12th instant honored with your letter of the 31st ultimo covering several papers. Those for New-Hampshire I cannot forward as the return of their Troops did not accompany them. As soon as it shall come to hand, which I may hourly expect, I will forward them to Colonel Dearborn, the only Officer I know in the State of New Hampshire now at home—from whose influence and attention...
I send to your excellency a man who was arrested yesterday night in a house near the hospital where our surgeon and chaplains quarter. he was in company with thre rascals who had got drunk and made a great noise in the house where they had intruded, breaking, and destroying the furniture, and abusing your excellency and your armie in their discourse. this is ascertained to me by the chaplian...
I have received yesterday with the most respectfull Gratitude, the answer with which your Excellency has honoured me. I was not surprised, in finding that you disown’d the Authority which the Commandant of Artillery at springfield pretended to have, to execute the strange demande which he said he had received from the Commanding officer in Canada, to send to that country, twelve pieces of...
I am honored with yours of the 5th and 6th to which I shall duly attend. I hoped I should not have been compelled again to represent our situation on account of provisions; but supplies of meat have not arrived. All the Irish beef in the store has been gone for some days—We are at last forced in upon the reserves—that in fort Clinton has been taken all out this day—The pork which was ordered...
Philadelphia is an object of such magnitude, the prejudices of the People in the surrounding States so strong, in its fervor, as to its importance, and consequence, the manufactories & supplies for the Army so numerous in that City, that the loss of it would so effect the Country, and the Army, that very great injury would arise to the common cause of America. to prevent so great an evil, it...
as their is Several officers of my regiment which have not received a Suply of Cloathing from the Contenental Store, and as their is a large Store now at Fish kill. I Should take it as a Great faver that your Excellancy would Give an Order on the Comy of Cloathing at that place for their Suply as the Cloathing Cannot be Obtained by an Order from aney other person. I am Sir with respect your...
I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 10th of June, with two Enclosures, containing the Report of Chief Justice Brearly, concerning the Capture and detention of Hetfield & Bagely in New Jersey, and Extracts of Letters from your Excellency to Lieutenant General Robertson, and from Governor Livingston to you. Before I received your Letter I had written to Governor Livingston,...
The Assembly of this Commonwealth have taken every measure they could devise for Expediting the supplies of Provisions so necessary for the support of the Army, the Conduct of this Business they placed in the hands of three Gentlemen of acknowledg’d Abilities whose constant Residence, for the sake of Dispatch, is at Spring field, & by whose Information it appears that they are forwarding the...
I this Moment had the Honor to Recieve your Excellency’s Letter of Yesterdays date, and Shall riligiously Observe its Contents But I am Sorry to mention That I Shall find it exceeding Difficult to move for the Want of Money Your Excellency I hope may have it in your Power to relieve me by Some means, I would wish to have nothing to Prevent my being Usefull in My Countrys Cause, I am Your...