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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...
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 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 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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
A Doctr. John August Leonhard Kohly , chaplain to Brigadr. Specht’s regiment complains that a considerable sum of money is due to him from a German Doctor Smith who he says is a tavern keeper on the road to Richmond. As he cannot maintain an action for it I have recommended to him to call on Smith personally as the most likely way to sustain his right, and have referred him to you for leave....
This express brings some packets of letters for Generals Specht, Hamilton and Gall, which came by the Patsy, flag of truce, just arrived from New York with money and stores for the Convention Troops. You will please send on the Express to the first two named gentlemen. The flag is to go up the James River as far as she can. When her arrival there shall be notified to you, you will be pleased...