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We this morning received certain Information of the Arrival of a considerable Fleet of the Enemy in our Bay and that they had begun their Debarkation. We have taken Measures for assembling a force to oppose them and are to beg the favor of you to come immediately on to aid in the command of them. Generals Muhlenburg, Nelson, and Stevens are also called on to lend their Assistance. I have the...
Genl. Muhlenberg having found it necessary to employ in this state some Continental arms, we are much dispos[ed] to have the 50. Marylanders pressing to the Southward armed here, if you suppose that they will not be armed of the 1200 stand taken at King’s mountain and the 600 stand taken by Colo. Davie on Cornwallis’s retreat. We shall immediately countermand all the militia called from the...
The State of our Magazine renders it essential that we do not lose a single arm. There is no point therefore in which we are obliged to be so rigid as this and the salvation of our country renders that rigour indispensible. We have determined that no militia man who has received a public arm shall ever be discharged from duty till he has delivered such arm to the officer appointed to receive...
The Act of Assembly having expired under which we have hitherto proceeded to impress waggons and provisions, we think it safest to recur to the directions of the invasion law which give a standing power to the commanding Officer to authorise any Commissioned Officer to impress every kind of necessary. We have therefore directed 100 Copies of the Clause in the invasion law on this subject to be...
I inclose you a militia commission to Mr. Triplett merely to comply with the letter of the law, and to lay a ground work for arming him with your warrant under which he will conduct himself according to the inclosed extract from the act of assembly. I am with great esteem Sir Your most obedt. servt., RC ( PPAP ); endorsed. Enclosures missing; no copy of the extract from the invasion law...
I inclose you a copy of a letter I have received from Baron Steuben and must rest on you the taking such measures as you may think most likely to effect his recommendation, for which purpose you will be pleased to call on any militia you think proper and for any public arms or other stores which may be at hand. I have heard you have embodied a number of men to join Genl. Nelson. Under this...
The enemy moved down the river from Westover yesterday. I wrote by express to Genl. Nelson this morning to desire that if they should pass Burwell’s ferry (which would prove that they mean nothing against Wmsburg or York) he would in that point of time send off an express to you that you might thereby know that your whole attention should be pointed to Fredsbg. They have had the winds at their...
Hearing of 744 Militia from Rockbridge and Augusta and Rockingham on the road through Albemarle, I have sent orders to meet and turn them down to Fredericksburg, where they will expect your orders: They are commanded by Colo. Sampson Mathews. You will please to observe that as all these were to be rifle Men they were to bring their own field Officers. Baron Steuben has sent Colo. Loyauté the...
The Executive will undertake to impress any boats which may be necessary in the opinion of the military officers. We are endeavoring here to build some light boats for transporting troops across the river. But they are not to be waited for or depended on. I am with esteem Your most obedt. servt., RC ( PPAP ); addressed and endorsed. This undated letter was probably written about this time...
I am very sorry we shall not be able to furnish you with a supply of lead until we receive some for which we have sent up the river. The Southern army has been entirely furnished from hence. Five tons were sent to the Northern army last fall. This had reduced our stock very low; and of what was left, one third was destroyed by the enemy. There remains on hand but a small parcel which is now...