Search help
Documents filtered by: Period="Revolutionary War" AND Volume="Jefferson-01-04"
Results 131-140 of 902 sorted by editorial placement
Headquarters, Passaic Falls, 8 Nov. 1780 . Acknowledges TJ’s letters of 22 , 25 , and 26 Oct. Reports have been received that the enemy have already left Portsmouth, and the cause assigned is “the appearance of a French or Spanish Fleet upon the Coast of Carolina.” But if this account is premature, the Convention troops should certainly be moved. Gen. Phillips’ application for a flag-of-truce...
Fully convinced of our inability to obtain the grand object of the fœderal Union without the vigorous exertions of the several States we have thought it our duty to make the requisitions contained in the enclosed resolutions; and we wish our constituents to be impressed with the necessity of a speedy and punctual compliance. For although by the blessing of providence we have been conducted...
Your favour of the third instant Enclosing Colo. Preston’s Letter, came to hand on the eighth. The proposals mentioned in the colonel’s Letter for sending volunteers to you were accepted and put as was necessary into such precise form as that all parties might know what they had right to expect. In doing this two circumstances happened to interfere with what had been expected. 1. We required...
I inclose your Excellency an intercepted Letter from Major General Leslie to Ld. Cornwallis. It was taken on a person endeavouring to pass through the Country from Portsmouth towards Carolina. When he was apprehended and a proposal made to search him, he readily consented to be searched but at the same time was observed to put his hand into his Pocket and carry some thing towards his mouth as...
Your two Letters of Octr. 24 and Octr. have been duly received. I have been informed that the Beeves which had been collecting in Princess Anne and Norfolk to be sent Southwardly were the first things which fell into the hands of the Enemy, We received notice of this invasion a few Hours after you left this place, and dispatched a Letter to recall you which we expected would have found you in...
This will be handed you with a Letter from Genl. Gates , by the latter I presume you’ll be informed that on Monday last the General left this for the westward with about 120 Cavelry, composed of detachments from Whites, Washingtons Armongs [Armand’s] and Nelsons Corps. The Maryland Troops with a detachment of the Virginia regulars under Colo. Buford, the whole consisting of about 800 moved...
Richmond, 10 Nov. 1780. Encloses copy of intercepted letter from Gen. Leslie to Lord Cornwallis; describes circumstances of its capture in same terms as in letter to Gates of this date, q.v. An added paragraph reports the capture of deserters from the Convention army in same terms as in letter to Huntington of this date, q.v. RC ( DLC : Washington Papers); 2 p.; in a clerk’s hand, with...
Be pleased to issue on the within certificate from Colo. Broadhead a warrant for the sum due on the within account in specie or it’s value in paper money at the current exchange, to be paid to Majr. Lintot or order and charged to the Continent. An Account of what goods Mr. Godfrey Linctot Major and Agent General of all the Indien Nations have Furnished to the Indiens for the Service of the...
It will be inconvenient for you to go to Annapolis, yet if not very much so, we think it much more probable that you will get every thing properly settled by personal representations to the fountain of power, than on conferences with persons who might be substituted by them. The former could adapt their orders to actual circumstances, the latter would be bound by orders entered into without...
I take the liberty of enclosing your Excellency a copy of a letter I received from Colo. Wood. As the determination whether he shall be allowed travelling expenses rests with Congress alone, we could only communicate his application to that honourable Body. I have the honor to be with the greatest Respect &c &c., Tr ( DLC : PCC , No. 71, i ); entirely in the hand of George Taylor (clerk in the...