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We are informed in a Letter from the Continental Congress that the General would make out the Commissions for our Regiments to such Persons as this Congress should recommend; but are at a loss to know whether You, or General Schuyler are to issue the Commissions. We understand however that they have been transmitted to You. If this should be the Case, and the Commissions are to be filled up by...
I Inclose Agreable to your Excellencys desire a List of Such Officers in the army as have received Commissions from the Congress of this Colony: and Also the Resolves of the Congress: which though Inaccurate may serve to Shew in what manner the Congress Intended to Rank the several Regiments raised in this Colony. I am with the Greatest Respect Your Excellencys most obedt humbe Servt ALS ,...
This covers the Observations as Usual. Capt. Morton who came out of Boston yesterday in the afternoon informs that a little before he came away the Generals went over the ferry to Bunker Hill to consult (as it was said) upon the propriety of taking possession of a considerable eminence in this Town a little West of Winnisimmit Ferry commonly known by the name of Greens Hill; and I am informd...
You will find by the inclosed, that I have taken the Liberty to inscribe to you a Sermon, which I lately preached to the First Battalion of our City commanded by Col. Dickinson; not doubting, but under the Sanction of your name, it will meet with the Public Candour. If the Manner in which I have treated the Subject should have the least good Influence upon the Hearts & Actions of the Military...
I am Just Informed that Mr Benja. Hitchburne A Young Gentn from Philadelphia has been Intercepted by A Capt. of one of the Men of War at Newport. who took from him two Letters to your Excellency, & one to Me. what they Contained I cant say—they have sent him A Prisoner to Boston and the Bearer says he is now in Goal there. I could Wish any Method could be devised for his Liberation. he is A...
Letter not found: from Lieutenant Colonel Loammi Baldwin, 6 Aug. 1775. On the night of 6 Aug., Baldwin informed GW: “I wrote you a Scroll from Malding this afternoon.”
I wrote you a Scroll from Malding this afternoon[.] The hurry I was in to return back to Chelsea again, the Inconveniances for writing I hope will Excuse me. I think it my duty to give your Excellency a more full & Particular account of this affair[.] Between 4 & 5 Clock I heard the report of Cannon from the floating Battery’s & Soon found they were upon the move[.] I emediatly ordered all the...
Dear Sir,—I thought it far from the least pleasing circumstance attending my removal hither that it placed me in your immediate neighbourhood. For having now been happy in your acquaintance several years, I could not help considering myself, nor indeed help hoping that I was considered by you, as an old friend; and of course I counted on our living together in the pleasing intercourse of...
Letter not found: from Joseph Palmer, 6 Aug. 1775. On 7 Aug. GW wrote to Palmer : “Your favour of yesterday came duely to my hands.”
I thank You my Dear General for your very kind and polite Letter of the 28th ult., which I just had the Honor to receive. Immediately on my Arrival here, I issued such Orders respecting the Provisions & Stores, (which I found had been most scandalously embezzled or misapplyed) as I hoped would effectually have brought Matters into a Right Train, but it is the Misfortune of the People here,...