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Last Monday an Officer of the Corps of Invalids from Boston, came to this Post for orders, expecting they would reach Fish Kill the next day. He was ordered to releive the Guard at that place, as their Number is competent for it: But as I have not heard from the Officer commanding, I conclude they have not arrived. Last night those from Philadelphia arrived here, they are in a truly wretched...
Your Excellency’s Favor of the 30th last Month came safe to hand, and the Packet for the Marquis has been dispatched by Express. The Letter for Mrs Washington was immediately delivered. This Morning I received by Express a Letter from the Marquis, dated Malvern Hill the 26. last, informing that two Battallions of light Infantry & the Queens Rangers were certainly , and the Guards with one or...
In the inclosed proposition for general orders, I have these objects in view: To ascertain the quantity of forage consumed in this county, by knowing the numbers of cattle fed there—To find who are possessed of public horses—To see who keep horses to whom public forage is not allowed, or who keep more horses than are allowed them, or than your Excellency shall judge necessary; that what are...
I need not trouble Your Excellency with the many Reasons I have to Offer in favour of Leaving the Service, as I presume You are well acquainted with them from my Late Letters previous to this I shall only Add that necessity compells the measure at the Same time Assuring Your Excellency that when ever the necessity of my Country requires the calling forth of its distressed inhabitans there’s no...
When I am obliged to intrude on your time, on whose employment the Salvation of so many people depend, I do not do it without fear, and am emboldened only by your benevolence to every body and the goodness you have so often shewn me in particular. you are the father of the American officers: Our Conduct must be made Known to you, and from you alone we must expect encouragements or rewards. The...
From my long and tedious Captivity of two years, to gather with the Anxiety of Liberation, I am inducd to Acquaint Your Excellency, with the horrid and distressed situation, I am in—about three Weeks past, I was told my destiny—which is to remain in Prison during the war, at the same time was return’d as a British subject and no longer admitted to draw provisions with the prisoners of war, but...
I had the honour of informing your Excellency of our arrival at Kings ferry, the same evening we got here, Inclosed is a return of our present strength. Genl McDougle has been so kind as to allow our men a few days rest before they mount guard & is to allot them such guards as they are equal to on the plain ground about head quarters, as they are incapable of taking any other. There are still...
I beg Leave to acknowledge the Receipt of your Excellency’s Letter of the 28th July last, and I can assure your Excellency that your Desire of my joining you with all possible Dispatch, cannot be greater than mine is of compleating the Corps, reparing to Camp, and recieving your Commands. But I am sorry to inform you, that notwithstanding my utmost Assiduity, and the unwearied Endeavours of my...
I have the honour of your Excellencys favour of the twenty eighth Ult: and forwarded the inclosures to Major Parr. We are sorry to learn by the accounts transmitted by the recruiting Officers that they do not meet with the success they expected. I was apprehensive the bounty was too small, but General St Clair and Major Parr deemed it sufficient, their opinion had its due weight, expecially as...
By the Last Letter that I have received from Mr De Choisy, it appears that the Boston Militia are very slow in their moving down to Rhode island. I beg of your Excellency to write again to his Excellency Governor Hancock, to desire him to make them be in a greater hurry. We are now in a time very decisive and Interesting ! In a month’s time, the Superiority of the seas will be decided between...