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Comme nous avons reçu les Ordres de quitter cette Place, j’ai cru qu’il dût etre un de mes premiers Devoirs de Vous rendre mes Remerciements pour toutes les Marques de Bienveillance dont il Vous a plût me daigner, et de Vous demander tres humblement la Continuation de Vos bonnes Graces. Ayant aprit que Vous avez toujours honnoré Mons: le Docteur Gilmer avec une Amitié particuliere je ne crois...
I do myself the pleasure of inclosing to you a draught of Mr. Ben: Harrison jur. and co: on Messieurs Turnbull and co: merchants of Philadelphia for 66,666? dollars for which we have had transferred to Mr. Harrison the Auditors warrant of aug. 9. 1780. for £20,000 Virginia money with which you stand charged in their books. I have the honor to be with the greatest esteem and respect Gentlemen,...
[ Richmond, 16? Nov. 1780. JHD, Oct. 1780, 1827 edn., p. 19 (16 Nov.): “The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Governor, enclosing a return of the present state of the navy, and stating additional matter for the consideration of the General Assembly; and the same were read. Ordered , That the Governor’s letter do lie on the table. Ordered , That the return of the state of the...
One of the workmen at the manufactory of small arms at Fredericksburgh is now here, who says, he has been employed by the other workmen at that place to enquire if they were to receive any additional pay, which they have been informed, was ordered by a resolution of Assembly during the last session. Mr. Dick (he says) has refused to give the workmen any additional pay, because he has received...
Through your means I beg leave to renew an application, formerly made to Governor Jefferson, on a proposed plan, for the more easie and safe keeping the prisoners of war in the town of Winchester. By the prisoners of war, you will please to understand, that I do not mean to include the prisoners of the convention of Saratoga, as those troops will be under the imediate inspection of a...
I shall be exceedingly glad to hear the British division is gone, as their presence gives uneasiness. I hope the waggons will come in as you expect. Your orders for receiving the forage of the Officers and repaying them specifically are approved as being perfectly just. We wish in every possible circumstance to lighten the inconveniences which will attend their removal, a measure which we...
At the request of the honorable Theodorick Bland I take the liberty of laying before the General Assembly the inclosed paper in which he states a difficulty which has arisen in reconciling his qualification as a delegate to the peculiar channel into which he had previously turned his private fortune. From the inclosed extract of a Letter from our Delegates in Congress you will also perceive...
Your Excellency will receive herewith enclosed, the Copy of an Act of Congress of the 14th Instant, representing the criminal Practice carried on by Individuals from some of the States in supplying the Enemy with Provision. And recommending to the Legislature of the respective States; by whom it hath not been already done; to enact Laws inflicting Capital Punishment on all such Persons as...
The Intelligence contained in the enclosed Copy of a Letter just received from General Washington is of such a Nature, I have thought proper to transmit the same to your Excellency by Express. Your several Dispatches of the 26. Ulto. 3d, 7. and 10. Instant have been duly received. I have the Honor to be &c &c, FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15). At foot of text: “N.B. Similar Letters, excepting the last...
With respect to the payment made on behalf of Mr. Braxton into the Continental treasury in Part of our Quota of the fifteen Million tax, the Executive having been Charged with the raising and remitting that money, we have thought it unnecessary to lay it before the Legislature. The Sum to be sent, was sent, partly in Money and Partly in Bills. These Bills were drawn in Continental Dollars ,...
I have the honour to Acquaint your Excellency with a Piece of intelligence, Which if true Can not fail of Being Agreable to you in the present Circumstances. A Gentleman of this town Received last night a letter informing him of our ship Washington at Boston and tels him also that that ship parted in a storm from a french Squadron and fleet of transports in the latt. 32. which were intended...
Enclosd I have the Honor to transmit Your Excellency my latest intelligence from Portsmouth. Part of the Brittish Fleet are now in Hampton road, and from every circumstance I am inclind to believe, they intend to Sea. Upon the Enemys moving from Portsmouth, I requested General Nelson to return to the [North] Side of James River, in order to [prep]are for any event that might happen. I have the...
Yours of the 10th Instant, I received. It relieved me from a State of Suspence, and uneasiness. The latter was occasioned from a fear you might have thought unfavourable of my not immediately obeying your order, tho’ the Inclosed Copy of a Letter from Genl. Gates will Convince you that the principles I was actuated from was for the good of the Service, for when I first got here there was not a...
The vessel which had been sent by Genl. Leslie, to Charles town as we supposed, returned about the 12th. inst. The enemy began to embark soon after from Portsmouth, and in the night of the 15th. compleated the embarkation of their whole force. In the morning of the 16th. some of our people entered Portsmouth. They had left their works unfinished and undestroyed. Great numbers of negroes who...
The vessel which had been sent by General Leslie to Charles town as we supposed, returned about the 12th. inst. The enemy began to embark soon after from Portsmouth, and in the night of the 15th. compleated the embarkation of their whole force. In the morning of the 16th. some of our people entered Portsmouth. They had left their works unfinished and undestroyed. Great numbers of negroes who...
Richmond, 19 Nov. 1780. The first paragraph of this letter is identical with the first paragraph in TJ’s letter to Gates of this date, except that after “coming up James river” TJ here adds: “or I suppose any other of the waters of the Chesapeake.” The second paragraph of the letter to Lee is identical with the second paragraph of TJ’s letter to Huntington of this date, except that it lacks...
Richmond, 19 Nov. 1780. The first paragraph of this letter is identical with the first paragraph in TJ’s letter to Gates of this date. The second and last paragraph (except for the usual complimentary close) reads: “Since writing so far, your favour of the 10th comes to hand with the Letter from Genl. Gates and Genl. Morgan . Strange derangements indeed our Riders are got into to be comeing 9...
My Appointment to the Command of the Southern Army, with Powers to call upon the southern States for Supplies and Support, Your Excellency is already Acquainted with. The Present state of the southern department and the future Operations that must Necessarily be carried on in that Quarter induces me to lay before You the Inclosed Requisitions for men and Supplies of different kinds. Uninformed...
Requisitions made to the State of Virginia by Genl. Greene for the Establishment and Supplying the Southern Army. 1. That the State immediately furnish its quota of Troops agreable to the new Establishment, and that the Men be supplied with cloathing Blankets, Arms, and every Accoutrement necessary for equipping them for a Winters Campaign, and that Lawsons Corps, and Stephens’s Brigade of...
[ Richmond, 20? Nov. 1780. JHD Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia (cited by session and date of publication) , Oct. 1780, 1827 edn., p. 22 (20 Nov.): “The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Governor, containing information respecting the embarkation of the enemy from Portsmouth, which was read and ordered to lie on the table.” Not located.]
The enclosed Letter from the President of Congress with the resolutions of that honourable body of the fourth instant, having come to hand yesterday and being intended for the consideration of the Legislature, I beg leave through you to transmit them to the General Assembly, and have the honor to be with every sentiment of esteem and respect, Sir, Your most obedient and most humble servant, RC...
Finding that a Sufficient Quantity of Flour may be procured in this Country for our purpose and that too considerably Cheaper than if it was purchased below the Mountain, I have prevaild on Mr. Nathl. Randolph to remain in this country to compleat the Purchase of such a Quantity as may be sufficient for the Western Illinois Department, and have legally authorized him to do so. You will...
In Answer to that Part of your Excellency’s Letter of the 7. Instant respecting the Prisoners taken at Kings Mountain, I have enclosed a Copy of the Act of Congress of the 20. Instant, recommending, that those Prisoners be secured in such Manner, and at such Places as your Excellency may judge proper. That a List of the Names of the Tory Prisoners be taken, distinguishing the State, County or...
Your Excellencys favor of the 11th came safe to me this day. I shall have no objection to act in conjunction with Mr. Divers, and render every assistance in my power to my Country but if I cou’d serve in any office in the state had much rather do it, than act in a Continental office as I take Mr. Divers to be in that department; I can assure your Excellency I have no views of making a fortune...
Mr. Walker, who sets off to Virginia tomorrow, affords us this opportunity of Enclosing your Excellency a Copy of a letter Presented to us the 16th Inst. together with a Copy of our Answer, concerning the affair of the Indiana Company. It may not be improper to Inform Your Excellency and, (through Your Excellency) the Legislature who we suppose may be now Siting, that every art has been and...
By the direction of the Convention held at this Place, I have the Honour to transmit to your Excellency their Proceedings with a Request that you will please to lay them before the Legislature of your State. As the measures we have recommended to the States by whose Appointment we met will depend for their Effacacy upon the Concurrence of the other States, we conceive it our Duty to...
Major Nelson, commanding officer of the three troops of cavalry belonging to this state but in continental service informs me on the part of his officers that they find the service extremely discouraging on account of the preference in command given to Continental officers of the same rank tho junior in their appointments, and pray that they may be placed on continental establishment without...
Colo. Muter will be pleased to have an account made out of all the powder &c. lent or delivered for Continental use since the establishment of the Board of War that we may require a return of it. Also to call on Mr. Maupin for a state of all the powder which has been lent to individuals and never repaid. RC ( Vi ); endorsed: “Govr. requiring X of all the Powder lent or delivered since the...
[ Rich Neck, 22 Nov. 1780. In a letter to Gen. Robert Lawson, 24 Nov., TJ reports having received a letter of 22 Nov. from Gen. Nelson enclosing intelligence from Newport News Point that the British fleet lately at Portsmouth “appeared to be standing out for the Capes.” Neither Nelson’s letter nor its enclosure has been found.]
I have wrote Two Letters dated the 18th and 29th of Sepr. last, to Virginia, which I can have no doubt but your Excelency has Received. They gave an Account of the Schooner Committee (Owned by Messrs. Penet Da Costa Brothers & Comp.; Brisson late Master) Haveing on board a Quantity of Goods for your State; being taken on her Passage from Nantz to Virginia, and Retaken by Two American...
You have, no doubt, occasion to be anxious, having received no other supplies yet, but that by our vessel the Committee. Such a misfortune can only be attributed to the Revolutions of time and the actual circumstances of this kingdom in war. I have apply’d several times to the Ministry in Paris for Licence to raise a number of sailors sufficient to man two vessels; my applications were...
I am to inform you that Mr. James Enis [is] one of those Gentlemen that Your Honours proposed Sending the Money by to this Quarter to Compleat the purchasis for the insuing Campeign to the Westard. I finde but little to be done without cash here; its true I thought when I first came to this Quarter that the purchasis mite been compleated upon Creadit of Some private Gentlemen in this country...
The Board agrees to give Capt. Groer a Guinea ⅌ Month for each person they shall put under him to be taught the duties and operations of a Laboratory, but if the number shall exceed four, no more than four Guineas a Month. Tr ( Vi ); quoted in Muter’s letter to Groar of this date entered in War Office Letter Book. Capt. Groar (whose name is variously spelled) has not been further identified,...
I received yesterday evening a Letter from General Nelson dated Rich neck november 22nd at half after five P.M. inclosing a note by which we learn that the vessels of the enemy were all under way except one which was getting under way, and the whole standing out for the Capes. This event tho’ relieving us in a certain degree by opening again the door of our commerce and also by putting it in...
Since writing the letter which accompanies this I have received a letter from Genl. Nelson dated Richneck. Nov. 22. 5. o’clock P.M. inclosing a note from New-port’s news point probably of the same day which gives information that the enemy’s vessels were then all under way except one which was also getting under way, and that the whole appeared to be standing out for the Capes. It is now...
As you have been so kind as to remain here, among other purposes, for that of organizing our troops meant to be forwarded to the south, I beg leave to inclose to you a resolution of the Executive of this State, entered into previous to your arrival here appropriating such of the men as were before unappropriated to any particular corps, and directing in what manner they shou’d be officered. I...
Yours of the 19th Inst. I received last Evening. It gave me much pleasure to understand the Enemy were about to leave Virginia, altho’ I have my doubts and Fears from present prospect[s] here that we shall not be able to support an Army this Winter (with Provisions) sufficient to oppose them to the South. It affords me much Satisfaction that I have it in my power to inform you, I am now moving...
I am one of those, who fall under the description of an act of the General Assembly of May last, respecting the Citizens of South Carolina and Georgia, being expell’d from the former State by the Enemy. A few Negros, 14 in number, were remov’d from thence into this Commonwealth, on my account, about 4 months ago; they reach’d it sooner than I did, and by a very different route. They had...
Since I had the honor of informing the General assembly of the instructions which had been given on the subject of the British Convention officers and their horses, Colo. Wood writes me that he has received a notification from Genl. Washington of the exchange of eighty eight of them, and that they are to proceed to Elizabeth town immediately where they will receive the General’s further...
Before this time you have, we hope, been inform’d of the Capture of our schooner the Committee near Cape Henry and her rescue five days after by an American Privateer which carried her into Providence. The Cargo being your Property as Per Invoice and Bill of Lading (Copies of which are here annexed) you have no doubt put a claim on the half which was left unsold after ’tother had been adjudged...
The Officers were desired to give notice to the militia when arms were delivered them that no man would ever be discharged till he had returned his arms or given justifiable reasons for not doing it, and this was given out in general orders by the commanding officers. Nothing was said at that time about other stores, but I shall when the order for their discharge is given out, desire that...
L’ordre que nous reçumes de quitter cette Province, me fit prendre la Liberté, de Vous envoyer la semaine passée une Lettre pour m’aquiter de mes tres humble Devoirs, en me recommandant a Vos bonnes graces. Maintenant un Echangement de quelques Officiers vient de ce publier, parmi quel nombre ma Personne a le bonheur de se trouver; cela m’oblige de repeter mes protestations et de prendre pour...
Your Dragoon did not get here till last night. I this day submitted the matter as to the horses of the exchanged officers to the House of Delegates informing them that I had no doubt but Genl. Washington would take the proper measures as to those purchased since the Convention, but as an express was this day setting out with dispatches to him, I would mention the matter to him specially unless...
I received advice that on the 22d. inst. the enemy’s fleet got all under way and were standing towards the Capes. As it still remained undecided whether they would leave the bay or turn up it I waited the next stage of information that you might so far be enabled to judge of their destination. This I hourly expected; but it did not come till this evening when I am informed they all got to sea...
This will be handed you by Major Richard Claiborne, a Gentleman of uncommon merrit. At the commencement of this War, anxious to serve his Country, he entered as a private in the 2d. Virginia Regiment. His diligence soon prefered him to the Rank of a serjeant, in which character he acted with such propriety, that he drew my attention towards him, and as soon as I had it in my power, appointed...
Brigadr. Genl. Lawson now waits on you for the purpose of informing you of the state of his corps. I would have done myself the pleasure of introducing him to you personally, but am engaged in the council chamber and shall be so till three o’clock. When yourself and Genl. Lawson shall have settled those essential wants without which his corps cannot proceed I shall be happy to do every thing...
The Enemy which lately invaded us left our Capes in the Night of the 22d Instant. What course they steered afterwards is not known. Another Fleet of Transports under the Command of Admiral Rodney fell down to the Hook on the 11th Instant. As this as well as the Fleet which lately left us is destined for Charles Town we shall March from their present Encampments all the forces who are so...
I have been honoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 8th instant. Having found it impracticable to move suddenly the whole Convention Troops, british and germans, and it being represented that there coud not immediately be covering provided for them all at fort Frederic we concluded to march off the British first from whom was the principal danger of desertion and to permit the germans...
[ Richmond, before 27 Nov. 1780. Extract of a letter from George Muter to William Davies, 27 Nov. 1781, in War Office Letter Book (Vi): “From my earnest wish to do all manner of Justice to the Continent as well as the State, and thereby comply with your requisitions, everything in my power shall be done in concert with and under the General’s [ i.e., Steuben ] direction, in the quickest and...
Philadelphia [ 27 ] Nov. 1780 . Acknowledges dispatches of 13 and 19 Nov., received this day and laid before Congress. Authentic intelligence reports the dissolution of the British Parliament and the calling of a new one. Deputies from Holland are on their way to Petersburgh [St. Petersburg] to attend the convention of neutral powers on the armed neutrality. FC ( DLC : PCC , No. 15); 1 p. No...