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I intended to have had a little further conversation with you on the subject of the Florida Lands, but my haste to leave Williamsburg & your Dining out the day I did do so prevented it—I addressd a short Letter to you by way of Memm & left it with Mr Southall—I hope you receivd it, that I may be satisfied you did so, please to advise me as the Govrs Certificates of my Claim was Inclosd...
I have received your favors of the 25th Augt and 21st of September. I am pleased to find by the last, that your supplies had been more regular for some time, and that you had prospects of keeping them up—I never entertained the least doubt of your care and attention to the business committed to your charge, or supposed that the distresses of the troops of Conventions on the score of provision...
I have herewith troubled you with a Warrant for the purpose of reinlisting the Virginia Troops in your Brigade, and when you send it to the Paymaster Genl if you will direct the Officer who may carry it to call at Head Quarters, I will transmit you the necessary instructions or if an earlier opportunity offers I will do it then. I am Sir Yr Mo. Obet Servt p.s. Do not delay a moment in sending...
The inclosed contains a Return of a number of the Officers of the Convention troops, British and German, whose exchanges have been agreed upon at a late meeting of the respective Commissaries of Prisoners. You will therefore be pleased to permit them to come immediately forward to Elizabeth town by the Route prescribed to Brigr Genl Spetch and de Gall. I am, &c. For the inclosed Return, see...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] April 9, 1780 . Denies request of officers of Convention troops to spend the summer at Augusta and Berkeley in Virginia. Sends names of officers whose parole or exchange has been approved. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Wood of the Eighth Virginia Regiment was in charge of the Convention troops in Virginia.
In answer to your favor of the 5th, I have to inform you that I can find nothing in my letter or orderly books confirmatory or disapproving the arrangments which have been made of the Virginia line of the army in the year 1782—the presumption therefore is, if they ever came to hand, that they either obtained a silent acquiescence, or that I did not care to intermeddle in them at all, as part...
I have to request you will be pleased to give the necessary directions for Capt. Sweatenham, and Leiut. Murray of the 9th British Regt to go on their Parole to New York; pointing out the same route as has been given to the Officers already sent thither on their Parole. I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedt Servt NN : Papers of George Washington.
Major General Phillips has informed me that Sir Henry Clinton has consented to the exchange of Brigadiers General Spetch and de Gall with the officers of their suite and their attendants—I have acceded to this proposal, You will therefore immediately permit those General officers with their families to repair to Elizabeth Town, by the Route of Lancaster—Reading—and Easton, avoiding any...
If thanks flowing from a heart replete with joy and Gratitude can in any Measure compensate for the fatigue anxiety & Pain you had at my Election be assurd you have them. tis a poor, but I am convincd welcome tribute to a generous Mind—such, I believe yours to be. How I shall thank Mrs Wood for her favourable wishes? and how acknowledge my Sense of Obligations to the People in General for...
I received your favor of the 27th Instant and Memorandum by Genl Muhlenburg. I am sorry the recruiting business does not promise more success; but it is not to be wondered at, as there are such exorbitant bounties given for substitutes. I have never received any regular account of the Act you mention and of which you have transmitted a copy. If the Legislature have determined on the bounty...
By a recurrence to the Acts of the last Session of Congress, you will find one for disposing of the ungranted lands No. Wt of the Ohio; and for appointing a Surveyor General for the purposes therein mentioned. And you may have heard, that Mr DeWitt, who was Geographer to the Army at the close of the War, after the decease of Mr Erskine, and at present the Surveyor General of the State of New...
I have to thank you for your obliging acct of your trip down the Mississipi, containd in a Letter of the 18th of Octobr from Winchester—the other Letter therein referd to, I have never yet received, nor did this come to hand till sometime in November, as I was returning from Williamsburg. The contradictory Accts given of the Lands upon the Mississipi, are really astonishing—some speak of the...
Inclosed is a Copy of a relation given by a Mr Hoaksley Waggon Master Genl to the troops of Convention to Major Genl Phillips, respecting the treatment of those troops on the score of provision—The original of this paper has been transmitted to me by Sir Henry Clinton with a request that I would make enquiry into the matter. I am the more anxious to be fully informed upon this subject, as...
Colonel Bland having obtained permission to resign, and Congress having directed me to appoint a successor I am induced from a confidence in your judgment care and prudence to make choice of you for the purpose. You will therefore proceed as soon as you can possibly make it convenient to Charlotteville and take the command at that post. Col. Bland will communicate to you the instructions he...
I have to reply to your favor of the 2nd feby—With respect to the proposition of the Prisoners—tho’ in some instances it might be attended with advantage yet if once the precedent is established the applications of that nature will it is to be feared become general & that the far greatest part of them would have no other intention but to return to the Enemy especially the British; besides,...
Morristown [ New Jersey ] December 14, 1779 . Orders Wood to replace Colonel Theodorick Bland as officer in charge of Convention troops. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Wood was a colonel of the Eighth Virginia Regiment.
The letter with which you was pleased to favor me, dated July the 8. came duly to hand; but business with Congress and the Senate (in their executive capacity) multiplying as the adjournment approached —and with the Creek-Indians; placed it out of my power to acknowledge the receipt of it until this time. I perceive by your letter that Thomas Mullen or his representatives, is allowed, by an...
I have been duly honored with your favor of the 6th, and thank you gratefully for your kind recollection of my interest in the survey made for Mullen on Timber ridge in Hampshire county. The enclosed (left open for your perusal) is a request that Colonel Heth, as Collector, would furnish you with the means for securing the land when the term, limited by law shall occlude Mullen, or any person...
I have duly received your favour of the 16th of March with its enclosures. The letters from General Hamilton have been sent in. There are such jealousies prevailing in the country against the British officers in captivity, and they really take so much pains whereever they go to debauch the minds of those they converse with and with so much success, that I do not think myself at liberty to...
Herewith you will receive Lord Dunmores Certificates of my Claims (as well in my own Right, as by purchase from Captn Posey and Mr Thruston) in the Location of which in the Government of West Florida I shall rely on your Friendship and care. Unnecessary it is to add that, I should choose good Land, or none at all; but as many things concur to make Land valuable it is impossible for me at this...
I beg you to accept my thanks for the friendly information contained in your letter of the 20th Instt but from an entire unacquaintedness with business of the land office, since the Alterations which have taken place consequent of the Revolution, I really know not how to avail myself of it. The case you allude to is—on the 2d of April 1752—I surveyed for one Thomas Mullen (under authority of...