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[ Without place or date ] In a long war the difficulty and expense of raising men increases, and “every possible means should be employed for the preservation of the Men after they are raised.” The incomplete state of the regiments obliges one regiment to be shifted into another, destroying the attachment between officers and men “which is necessary for their preservation.” The officers,...
I have to [entreat?] that your Excellency would be so kind as to forward the letters that accompany this; that addressed to [Gen.?] Huger to Charles Town You will be pleased to send southwardly, and I could wish that your Excellency would so far indulge me, as to enclose it with any occasional dispatches, either to Genl. Greene or to Governor Nash. I have already, If I am not mistaken,...
[ Richmond?, before 2 Oct. 1780. Minute in Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy (Vi), under date of 2 Oct.: “Letter from Commodore Barron referred from his Excellency the Governour.” An entry of 3 Oct., following, states that a reply was written by James Maxwell to Commodore Barron “inclosing a Form of a List of Seamen employed in the Navy of Virginia.” Neither Barron’s letter nor Maxwell’s...
[ Richmond, 2 Oct. 1780. Minute in Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy (Vi), under this date: “Letter written to his Excellency the Governour relative to Capt. Richd. Barron.” Not located.]
New York, 2 Oct. 1780. Acknowledges a letter and congratulates TJ “on Mrs: Jeffersons Health and recovery.” Encloses further letters from Brig. Gen. Specht. Postscript (in French): Capt. Geismar had left New York before TJ’s letter containing kind remembrances of Geismar arrived; has had a letter from Geismar written from London, and has forwarded TJ’s message to him. RC ( DLC ); 3 p.; in a...
I yesterday afternoon received your Excellency’s Letter and immediately waited upon Mr. Adam and delivered him the Letters inclosed . We have this Morning laid off the Goods consisting of 45 ps. [pieces] Oznabriggs 5 ps. Drillings 2 ps. coarse white Linen (there being no white Sheeting but what we judged too fine, as it would come at about £30 ⅌ yard) 2 ps. blue and 2 ps. red Duffells, 6 ps....
I have the honor to inclose to Your Excellency Three Letters from Generals Sumner and Davidson, Commanding the No. Carolina Militia to the Westward. Contrary to my Express Orders Colo. Polk Commissary at Charlotte, collected 1500 or 2000 Bushels of Grain to his Mill there—a Bait I knew the Enemy would catch at, and repeatedly cautioned him against it, directing him never to have more than two...
Philadelphia, 3 Oct. 1780. Circular letter to the state executives enclosing a resolve of Congress of 29 Sep. requesting the states “to supply their Delegates with Money for their Support by other Means than drawing on the Treasury of the United States.” RC ( Vi ); 2 p.; in a clerk’s hand, signed by Huntington. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15). Enclosure ( Vi ): copy signed by Charles Thomson of...
By the enclosed Copy of an Act of Congress of the 2. Instant your Excellency will be informed, that they approve of the Measures you have taken for remounting the Cavalry with the southern Army and request a Continuance of your Exertions for that Purpose on the same Principles as formerly. I have the Honor to be with the greatest Regard your Excellency’s most obedient Servant, P.S. Your Letter...
Some overtures having been made to Congress, through Mr. Jay our Commissioner at the Court of Madrid, for Building Frigates in America for and on account of his Catholic Majesty and the Proposals having been referred to the Admiralty to Confer with the Navy Boards of the Eastern and Middle district and obtain from them estimates of what would be the Cost of a frigate of forty Guns, and there...