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I beg to recommend to your Private Civilities, my Freind Doctor Ferguson. He has been engaged from his early Life in inculcating to mankind the Virtuous Principles you Practice. I also take the Liberty of transmitting to your care Some Letters from disconsolate relations who look up for relief from the Measures in view, Perswaded you will forward them Safe. I beg to be esteemed in every...
I have to acknowlege the Receipt of your Excellency’s favors of the 26th Ulto & 12th Instant. Two Days before the former came to hand I received the Act of Congress respecting the Troops proposed to be raised for the Defence of our frontiers. Some considerable Time will necessarily elapse before they can be embodied and as the Enemy have already appeared at different Times and Places on the...
My indisposition for three weeks past has prevented my writing as you have directed, and I am inclind to do, by every post. Our situation is nearly the same now, as it was then; we have only forty men here, of Capt. Smiths, Lieut. Jones, Lieut. Pages and Cornet Baylor’s, and seventy eight Horses, which are pretty well traind. Most of the officers have got some men, and a few of them have...
I have just recd a Letter from Genl Hand accompanying one to your Excellency and am happy to learn by the Accounts it contains that the situation of Affairs on the Western Frontier is not so bad as we had Reason to expect. The General requested me to write to your Excellency respecting the Disposition of the Troops in that Quarter but as my Brother’s Brigade is ordered there any thing I can...
I am unhappy to learn by your Excellency’s Letter of the 13th (which was delivered me late yesterday Evening) that the Accounts from the Pensylvania Troops are not so favourable as they were first represented—I have not for some considerable Time had occassion to call upon the Militia most contiguous to the Posts in the Highlands & I may therefore be deceived with respect to thier present...
Since my last letter to you I have been tolerably sucksesful in purchasing of Horses. I have at this place fifty three, which I should of sent to Camp ten day ago but could not get them shod, they will set out in two or three days. I have at Richmond twenty five and several others in the country which will remain there until those are sent from this place, owing to the great scarcity of...
The fleet that were Anchor’d off Frogs point mov’d up Early this Morning, came to Anchor off City Island—72. Sail past this place to day, under Convoy of 4. Ships—Chief of them appeared to be very deeply Laden, But very few had Forage on deck—above half have Anchored off Heart Island, the Remainder joind the Fleet Below—they keep Constanly passing & Repassing from one fleet to the other—from...
Being anxious to get a Command in the immediate Army, I wrote to a friend in Congress at an early day on the subject, expressing my desire to be with the Army, and requested him to signify the same to the Secretary of War, or so arrange the business as I might be considered a candidate for a Command—to this letter I have never received a reply, and am now inform’d by a friend, that my name is...
Your favor of the 25th of april came to hand by the last post, it’s not requireing an immediate answer, I defer’d it until the present opportunity, flattering myself that by this time, our Assembly would of done something towards filing up our Regiments, with which I should of been pleas’d to of informed you, They have done nothing towards it as yet. it is now the only method left to compleat...
The Humble Address of the Minister, Elders and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in Kingston. To his Excellency George Washington Esquire General and Commander in Chief of the American Army &c. Amidst the general joy which Instantly pervaded all Ranks of People here on hearing of your Excellency’s Intended Visit to this Place, We the Minister, Elders, and Deacons of the...