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[ Richmond, 7? 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. 10 (7 Nov.): “The Speaker laid before the House a letter from the Governor, enclosing several others addressed to the executive, and sundry resolutions of Congress, with other papers, and stating several matters for the...
I have the honor of forwarding to your Excellency sundry dispatches received from Majr. General Gates. You will observe in these what the General had at first proposed to do with the prisoners taken at Kings Mountain, and that difficulties suggested afterwards had produced subsequent doubts. As to the regulars among those Captives I should think them properly disposed of if joined to the...
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...
Your Letters of the third and fifth instant are now before me. My last to you which you could not have received on the fifth will I think have anticipated some parts of these letters. The terms of the Officers paroles, being that they will not say or do any thing to the prejudice of the united States while they are under the convention of Saratoga, and that they will remain within certain...
We think with you that the Germans you have furloughed to Augusta Rockingham &c. may be permitted to remain. My opinion of Pastor Kohlé is the same with yours, that is that he is more American than British. He never wrote a letter to me which could be exceptionable to me. I beleive that with a proper opportunity for explanations he might be rendered useful. I am with great [estee]m Dr Sir Your...
Captain Patrick Lockhart being appointed to conduct the prisoners of war taken at Kings mountain in north Carolina to their place of destination, and your county lying in their route, he has received authority to call on you for such guard of your militia as he may find necessary for their safe custody and to continue with them such distance as he shall find expedient. The advanced season of...
My Letter of the 3d. Inst. to Your Excellency, Own’d the Receipt of yours of the 28th. Ult. I marched the 6th. Inst. with all the Cavalry that were fit to move from Hillsborough; and that day received the enclosed Letter of the 31st Ult: from General Smallwood. I apprehend the Tardiness of Col. Polk in supplying Provisions, must be occasion’d by the Delay of payment my Bills in his favour have...
It being necessary to remove Northwardly the Prisoners taken on Kings mountain in Carolina and that they be under the charge of some careful person I am to beg the favor of you to undertake that charge. It will be necessary for you to proceed immediately to meet them. They are to cross the mountain at the Flower Gap and to proceed Northwardly: you will please to continue them along the valley...
The flagg is to go as soon as we receive some Bills of Exchange to be sent by her, which we daily expect. I think it would be not amiss for her to be taking in her loading, which is to be Flour, Spirit, some Tobacco and the Officers Baggage. Tr in Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy ( Vi ).
[ Richmond, 8 Nov. 1780 . Minute in the Journal of the Commissioner of the Navy (Vi) under this date: “Letter written to his Excellency the Governor on the subject of the Flagg going to Charlestown.” Not located.]