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Recommends for the command of a regiment “Colo. Wm Henshaw who before the Arrival of Genl Gates officiated as an Adjutant Genl being appointed to that Office by the provincial Congress.” LS , DLC:GW . William Henshaw (1735–1820) of Leicester marched to Cambridge with a regiment of Worcester Country militiamen shortly after the Battle of Lexington, and on 27 June the Massachusetts provincial...
Letter not found: from Major General Artemas Ward, 19 Aug. 1775. On 20 Aug. Horatio Gates wrote on behalf of GW to Ward: “The General has this moment received Your Letter of yesterday, he is surprized to hear that the men you Mention are posted in so insecure & defenceless a Scituation, & wishes you would repair to Squantum, & examine into all the Circumstances, & if you think it prudent,...
I Recd your Leter Last Evaning and I moust acknoledg my Self Not Eapuil [equal] to the Trust Reposed in me But Senc your Exelencey, has intrusted me with So importinant Post I Shall mack it my Stodey to youse the Best of my Pouers to Keep Close to your orders and im Prove the furst and every oppertunity to A-Noy the Enemy at Notles Island —I have in Closed the miniets tackin By mr Leach. I am...
I would in form your Exelencey that I have Nothing Remarkable to Right[.] I Have I[n] closed the minetes tacken By the Person a Pinted for that Purpos. I am your Exelencies most Humble Servent P.S. Senc I Be[g]an to Right I am in formed that Sum fue of our men have Bin over and Destroied that Litl intrinchment at Noltes Island[.] I have Bin Doun to Pottrin Pint and have got a Vary good Scow or...
Your favors of the 8th & 10th Instant I have recd and communicated to our Provincial Congress. Our City Committie are ordered strictly to enquire for the Owner of the Vessel you mention to be arrived at Boston, Said to be cleared here for St Croix, and make Report; all possible care will be taken to prevent Provisions being sent from hence to Boston. If the Fleet and army should move we hope...
Letter not found: from Joseph Palmer, 21 Aug. 1775. In his letter of 22 Aug. to Palmer , GW referred to “your favour of yesterday.”
Your Esteemed Favour of the 14th instant is received, No Powder is stopped according to my request, hope that t[i]s for the best —None is lately arrived to this Colony, altho’ daily expected—We are greatly exhausted, your Order to leave a quantity out of the next parcell that passes this Colony will be agreable, if none arrive here before. Shall Take Care of the Lead ordered from...
Requests “a discharge from the Service, by reason of the indisposition that attends his bodily health.” L , in unidentified writing, DLC:GW . The person who wrote and signed this letter also wrote and signed the letters of this date that GW received from John Parke and John Randall. All three men served in Col. James Varnum’s Rhode Island regiment, and one of them may have written the letters...
I Have Sent a gentlemen to your Exelency that was from Boston yesturday, I Furst Saw him a Bout five of the C[l]ock But the Barer was gon to Head Quarters with the hors and it Did not Lay in my Pouer to git a Hors for him and he Said he Co[u]ld not goue on foot—he a Peard to Be vary noing—I inpuierd [inquired] in to his Cariter By gentelmen men of Note wich in formed me he was a man that mite...
The Men under your command having repeatedly fired upon the Officers of His Majesty’s Troops before they were returned to the out:works of this Camp from Parlies that have been brought on by your desire; I am to request all farther intercourse between the two Camps may be at an end; your own letters excepted, which will be received if you are pleased to send them by a Drummer. I am Sir Yr Most...