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Agreeable to your request have proceeded—at Coryell; the river is C15 L75 wide and five and a half feet Deep—at Smiths where they attempted crossing last winter—is C7 L25 wide—at Samuel Pettets 2 mils below; the water is five and a half foot Deep—and at Pool’s Cove is the narrowes place only C6 L75 —this and Smiths are the most Likely to cross if they pass on brid⟨ge⟩s—the fording places below...
Since I am upon my way to south Carolina, I received Letters From France wich Give the Fairest prospect For the American Cause. My Friends write to me they will Furnish clothing and ammunition to the Largest quantity and will be Glad in any time to shew their attachement to this Country. M. Penet Desires me, sir, to present to you his respectful Compliments. Doctor Franklin told him the...
Letter not found: from Brig. Gen. James Mitchell Varnum, 28 April 1777. Varnum wrote GW on 6 May : “On Monday last [28 April] I wrote your Excellency, and inclosed the Returns of the Battalions.”
You will perceive from the enclosed Resolves which I do myself the Honour of transmitting, that Congress have had under Consideration the State of Ticonderoga and have come onto sundry Re⟨solv⟩es on the Subject. I beg Leave to refer your Attention to them, and am particularly to urge that you immediately write to the Eastern States and request them in the Name of Congress to pursue every Means...
Dumfries [Va.] 29 April 1777 . “I have nothing new to inform you of relative to this regiment, since my last, except the resignation of some of the officers, from their inability to raise men. The inclos’d is from Mr Montgomerie of this town, which I take the liberty to transmit to you. ” ALS , DLC:GW . See Grayson to GW, 22 April . In the enclosed letter to Grayson of this date, Thomas...
Being often obliged to write in great haste, is the reason that I sometimes omit to date my letters. But I am now to acknowledge the favor of yours of the 24th, and I readily acquiesce with your reasons concerning the Iron works—I was indeed not apprized of so great a number of these being in Jersey. I shall certainly exert myself to have your views for Gen. Arnold and Colo. Huntington carried...
The wind blowing Fresh Northerly on Monday, and likely to continue for Two or three days, whenever I received a litle provission for the men I marched at 10 at Night, with about 1200 and one Field piece towards Bedford, in hopes to fall in with the Enemy there from the intelligence contained in No. 8 of the inclosure. At Ten the next Morning I arrived at the South End of the Town, at the Road...
I do myself the Honour of acknowledging the Receipt of yours of the 17th instant to the Board enclosing a List of Officers appointed in the new Levies by your Excellency. I send you a Number of Returns of Stores in the Commissary Generals Departments of Provisions & Military Stores. Neither of these are accurate. I am certain the Military Stores are not exactly ascertained & I most ardently...
I have just received the honor of your’s of the 18th Instant—In my last I observed that I had sent an Express to the Hon. Mr Langdon —he returned me an Answer last night, that he would upon the Commissary’s Coming down again deliver him the Stores, & afford him all the Assistence in his power to remove them—I have ordered him down immediately. The Lead Ball, Flints, Powder & Tents, I have...
I learn that Mr Fell one of the Members of the Council of this State was lately taken out of his own Bed in Bergen County by the Tories, and carried a Prisoner to New york —Considering his public Utility as a very valuable Member of our Legislature and incorruptible Attachment to the Cause of american Liberty, in a County abounding with its Adversaries; the delicacy of his Constitution &...