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Your Excellency’s Letter of the 22d Instant was delivered me last Evening—I learn with particular Satisfaction that Congress has requested your Attendance to advise with them on the Measures necessary to be adopted for the present Campaign—I foresee many salutary Consequences from this Step. Altho’ I have transmitted you some farther disagreeable Accounts from Canada since the Date of your...
[New York, June 1776] . States that her husband, Maj. John Lamb, commander of the Continental artillery in the northern department, was wounded and captured in the attack on Quebec and has remained a prisoner “near half a Year, waiting for that Freedom, which it is fervently wished the success of your Arms may obtain, both for him and his Country. “Your Memorialist labouring under many...
I have this moment (by Express) received the enclosed letters from Generals Schuyler and Sullivan which I think of such great Importance I shall immediately forward you, together with my answer to General Schuyler, I wrote you yesterday but was too late for the post, shall forward it on wt. this—since which five Ships arrived Att the Hook three of which I suppose to be Men of War, I am truly...
Agreeable to your Request, I left New York on Sunday last, in order to view the Fortifications on Hudson’s River, in the Highlands. I took with me Colo. Putnam, Chief Engineer & Captain Sergeant of the Artillery, The Winds were so adverse that we did not reach Fort Montgom[e]ry untill Wednesday Evening; but with the help of our Boat, we employed our time in visiting several other parts of the...
These you will receive by Doctor Gill, & Lt Shork, who were made Prisoner’s at St Johns, they have both behaved Exceedingly well, and I could wish they might receive as kind treatment, as can be shown to prisoner’s of war—Lt McClean, has behavd very ill, which has occasioned his being sent in Irons, to Philadelphia no treatment can be too bad for such a Villain. I am with the greatest Respect...
The news of this Country you will hear from the Honorable Commissioners of Congress. The Prospect is rather unfavorable on our side at present but I hope will clear up. On the night of the 31. Ult. I receiv’d an account of Genl Carleton’s having passed the Rapids of Richlieu, whilst I was at Chamble attending a Council of war—I made no delay in setting out for this place and arrived in time to...
I am extremely sorry it is not in my Power to wait on you in Person to execute the Commands of Congress. But being deprived of that Pleasure by a severe Fit of the Gout, I am under the Necessity of taking this Method to acquaint you, That the Congress have directed me in their Name, to make the Thanks of that Body to you, for the unremitted Attention you have paid to your important Trust; and...
I had wrote a Letter to Congress & Expected to have the honour of writing one to you befor the Commissioners Departed but as I found them going off before I could possibly finish one to you I Sealed that & begd Mr Chase to Desire yr Excellency to open & read it which Contained the purport of what I Intended to write yr Excellencey —I have Since that been to Montreal & find almost Every person...
Boston, 3 June 1776 . Encloses “the Judgement of a Court of Enquiry upon the Complaint of Col. Varnum against Lieut. Merril. And a Return of this Division of the Army. Some of the Articles which General Putnam sent to me for are on the way to Norwich, and the most of them will set off tomorrow morning.” LS , DLC:GW ; LB , MHi : Ward Papers. This return has not been identified. The enclosed...
there was two ships arived within the Hook Yesterday there is now at the Hook Eight Sail of Square wrigd Vessels and five small Craft besides the Asia & her small Tender, it is thought (but we cant certainly determine) that three of the Vessels which lately arivd is the Roe-Buck the Marcury & the Liverpool —Yesterday Morning three men made their escape from the Piratical fleet by the way of...