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I am set down to inform your Excellency, the two Brigs, & Sloop, I mention’d in my last, have past this place, came to Anchor nere frogs point, soon after—One Sloop of force, & three Sloops, with forrage, went to the Westward—Just before sunset, 24. Sale, came to Anchor off Auster [Oyster] Bay; three ships appeard to be of force, hope I shall be able to Report, in my next, more peticular —I am...
It gives me great Pain to write to your Excellency on Matters concerning which I had the honor of a personal Conversation which I when I was last at Head Quarters; but as I have not yet received any answer from Congress respecting the Subsistence &c. of the Levies for the Defence of the frontiers & those rasing on bounties of unappropriated Lands, and as the ultimate period assigned for the...
I thank your Excellency for the Intelligence communicated by your private Letter of Yesterday Afternoon—There is a Party of six or Seven daring Fellows from the Enemy now in this Part of the Country who have plundered the Houses of two or three of our public Officers; whether they have any Thing farther in View I am not able to determine—I have been for some Time passt out of the Way of...
I this moment Recivd yours of the 25th of april the Intelligence is by no means alarming to me, it corresponds with my former suspicion. I have for several years past kept up a constant chain of Intelligence from the Lakes through the channell of the Illinois inhabitants. And a few hours after yours I Recevd dispatches from the missisippi St Vincent River & the whole a confirmation of your...
I am now emboldened to pay my Compts to Your Excy in discharging a duty of common humanity—Mr Jesse Bussy Junr of this County went out in the Matilda of this Port, which Vessel is taken & Mr Bussey has lost his Leg—he is a fine Young Fellow, his Father a firm Friend of American Independence & a Magistrate of this County, & all his Connexions are firm Whigs & worthy Men—An Uncle of this...
Despairing of an opportunity of personally communicating a peice of business, in your present perplexing situation, I beg leave to take this method of doing it. The exposed state of Georgia calls aloud for a pretty formidable force to defend it; for this reason congress have not forbid Col. White recruiting deserters from the british Army. I have been informed that there are a considerable...
I this moment received the enclosed Letter from Genl Schuyler to your Excellency which agreable to his Direction I have perused & now forward by the same Express who handed it to me. This Letter with one which the Express is charged with from Brigr Genl Clinton will I presume give your Excellency all the Intelligences from the Northward and render it unnecessary to communicate the Particulars...
Inclosed his Excelency has a Return of my superentinding the makeing of Leather Accoutriments & shoes & Exchangeing Raw Hides for shoes &c. which Shoes & Accoutriments I shall send on to Your Camp as soon as there is Forriage for the Teams I have call’d upon the D. Q. Mr Gen. for Teams who is promissed to Let me have them as soon as there is Forriage; I sent Last February three Teams with...
My friends have advised me to offer myself a candidate for the office of Marshall or Sheriff of New Jersey. I⟨n⟩ conformity with their advice, & in pursuance of my own inclination to Serve under the present Goverment in any reputable Station I take the Freedom of requesting that you will, Sir be pleased to put my name in Nomination for the Above office; I could easily procure a Number of...
I fully intended to have waited on You this Evening at Belvoir, but find myself so very unwell after my Ride from Court, that I am not able to stir abroad. I have taken the Liberty to inclose You two Bills for £300 . . . Ster: drawn by Mr Paymaster Genl Johnston on Colo. Hunter, & an Ordr on Govr Dobbs from his Son for £18.15. Ster: also a Letter for Colo. Hunter, & another for his Honr our...