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CALENDAR OF 
THE CORRESPONDENCE OF 

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PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS 






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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 



CALENDAR OF 
THE CORRESPONDENCE OF 

GEORGE WASHINGTON 

COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE CONTINENTAL ARMY 

WITH THE OFFICERS 



IN FOUR VOLUMES 

VOL. I 

June 17, 1775 -October 19, 1778 



PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS 

IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BY JOHN C. 

FITZPATRICK, DIVISION OF MANUSCRIPTS 



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PREFATORY NOTE 

This calendar is No. 2 of the Calendars of the Washington Manu 
scripts. It covers Washington s correspondence with the military 
and naval officers of every rank of Continental and State troops, the 
French auxiliaries, foreign ministers and agents, and officers in the 
British service. It should be used in connection with Calendar No. 
1 (The Correspondence of George Washington with the Continental 
Congress. Washington: 1906), entries from which are occasionally 
duplicated for convenience of reference. 

The chief basis of the calendar is that portion of the Washington 
Papers arranged by Richard Varick as Series B ; but other series have 
been included, and miscellaneous papers from other collections in the 
Manuscripts Division have been drawn upon. (See table of Sources 
and References, Page V.) Series C of the Washington Papers (the 
correspondence with the governors and civil authorities of the States) 
has not been included. 

The calendar commences with Washington s memorandum of the 
British loss at Bunker Hill, 1775, and practically ends with the close 
of the year 1783. A general entry for the half dozen papers of 1783 
relating to the Society of the Cincinnati has been made as properly 
belonging to the military correspondence of the Commander in Chief, 
and Maj. Gen. Knox s last report in the beginning of 1784 has been 
added to round out the correspondence relating to the Army. 

Where a letter or document has been printed in either of the stand 
ard editions of Sparks or Ford s Writings of Washington or in 
Sparks Correspondence of the American Revolution, better and 
more generally known as Sparks Letters to Washington, the fact 
has been noted. 

The calendar is the work of John C. Fitzpatrick, of the Division ot 
Manuscripts. 

GAILLARD HUNT 
Chief Division of Manuscripts 

HERBERT PUTNAM 

Librarian of Congress 

WASHINGTON, February, 1915 

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SOURCES AND REFERENCES 

I. Papers of George Washington: [by series and volume.] 

Series B: (16 volumes bound as 30.) Drafts of Washing 
ton s letters to officers of every rank in the Continental 
Army, State lines, militia and naval service. 

Designation: A. 

Series D: (2 volumes bound as 3.) Drafts of Washington s 
letters to officers of every rank in the French Army and 
Navy, Foreign Ministers and other individuals. 

Designation: D. 

Series E: (1 volume.) Drafts of Washington s letters to 
officers of every rank in the British service. 

Designation: E. 

Series F: (3 volumes bound as 4.) Proceedings of councils 
of war and opinions of officers on military affairs. 

Designation: F. 

Series P: (2 volumes bound in 4.) Drafts of Washington s 
personal and private correspondence. Designation: P. 
The Varick Transcript of the above series, from which a 
few gaps in the drafts were filled. Designation by the 
above letters according to the series and noted as 
Transcript. 

Letter-books: (4 volumes.) Record books kept at head 
quarters from the time Washington took command of 
the Army in 1775 to the early part of 1776. 

Designation: M. and the volume number in 

Roman numerals. 

Letters to Washington: (117 volumes.) In which volumes 
6 to 65, inclusive, are almost entirely letters from officers. 
(Volume 113 of this series is bound separately as the 
" Treason Papers " and in the main relates to Benedict 
Arnold.) Designation: (The volume number of the 

series) e. g. 65. 

Memorials and Addresses: (1 volume.) A collection of 
memorials and addresses sent to Washington from officers, 
civil officials and private individuals from the commence 
ment of the Revolution up to the time of Washington s 
retirement from the Presidency. 

Designation: Memorials. 



VI SOURCES OF REFERENCES 

Miscellaneous: (3 volumes.) Correspondence and memo 
randa of a miscellaneous nature, mainly in Washington s 
handwriting, containing much material post and ante 
dating the Revolution. 

Designation: M. and the volume number in 

Arabic numerals. 
II. Miscellaneous: 

The Force Collection: (7 volumes.) Drafts and letters from 
and to Washington. (A calendar of these was issued by 
the Library of Congress in 1901.) 

A collection of several hundred loose and unbound papers 
from the Department of State; the Force collection of 
Revolutionary miscellany and papers from various other 
sources, being drafts and original letters from and to 
Washington, proceedings of boards of General Officers, 
exchange of prisoners, negotiations with the British, etc., 
chronologically arranged. Designation: W. 

III. Papers of the Continental Congress: From these transcripts 

and originals have filled gaps where drafts were missing. 
The principal numbers from which entries were made are: 

147 to 149: (11 volumes.) Reports and letters from the 
Board and Secretary at War. 

152: (11 volumes.) Letters from Washington to the Conti 
nental Congress. (A calendar of these was published by 
the Library in 1906.) 

153 to 165: (24 volumes.) Letters from various General 
Officers to the Continental Congress which contain, as 
enclosures, a few letters from Washington. 

Designation: C. C., the number and volume. 

IV. Arnold Papers: (1 volume.) Miscellaneous papers (from the 

Force collection) being part of those seized after discovery 
of the treason and belonging to those in Volume 113 of 
the Letters to Washington series. Designation: 113. 

V. Letter- books of Nathanael Greene (1780- 82, 3 volumes.) 

Designation: Greene. 

VI. Papers of Alexander Hamilton: (65 volumes, of which the first 
few only contain Revolutionary material.) 

Designation: Haml. 

VII. House of Representatives Collection: Some hundreds of mis 
cellaneous papers from the files of the Clerk of the House. 

Designation: H. of R. 

VIII. Papers of John Paul Jones: (11 volumes.) (A calendar of these 
was issued by the Library of Congress in 1903.) 

Designation: J. P. J. 

IX. Miscellaneous material from the general manuscript collections 
of the Library. Designation: Pers. 



CALENDAR. 

1775 Washington, George. [Philadelphia.] An account, given 

JUNE 17 by John Machin, of British killed and wounded 

at Bunker Hill. A. D. 1 p. W 

1775 Gates, Horatio. Traveller s Rest [Virginia]. To [George 

JUNE 22 Washington, Philadelphia]. Advice as to pow 

ers and means allowed by Congress; riflemen 
from Virginia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 6, 107 

1775 Washington, George. New York. To Maj. Gen. Philip 

JUNE 25 [John] Schuyler [New York]. Orders to com 

mand the New York Department; occupation of 
posts; seizure of Gov. [William] Tryon; watch 
of Col. Guy Johnson; supplies, etc. for posts on 
Lake Champlain. Letter-book copy in hand 
writing of Joseph Reed. In Ford, 2, 497. 

M. I, 2 

[1775] Fort George, [New York.] List of cannon, muskets, pow- 

[JUNE] der, etc. at. 1 p. Endorsed by Washington: 

"Stores at Fort George." W 

[1775] Ward, J[onathan] [Roxbury, Massachusetts]. "A Return 
[JUNE?] of the Names of some of the Officers and Gen 

tlemen in Genl. Ward s Regimt; who Distin 
guish d themselves by Valour and Courage in 
the Days of Engagement." A. D. S. 1 p. 

115, 31 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. [New York.] To George Wash- 

JULY 1 ington [Cambridge]. Arrival of Connecticut 

troops ; British transports at Sandy Hook ; Gov. 
[William] Tryon s conduct; commissions for 
Northern Department; post in the Highlands; 
Parliament s rejection of New York Assembly s 
remonstrance. L. S. 2 pp. 6; 113 

1775 Reed, J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Brig. Gen. John Thomas 

JULY 6 [Roxbury]. Officers to be employed in Rhode 

Island. Transcript. B. I, 3 

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1775 Hendricks, James, George Gilpin and Robert Ilfanson] 

JULY 8 Harrison. Alexandria [Virginia]. To George 

Washington [Cambridge]. Training [of the Inde 
pendent company of Fairfax]; willingness to 
march when needed. L. S. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Harrison. 6, 126 

1775 Johnson, G[uy]. Ontario. To the President of New York 

JULY 8 Provincial Congress [Albany]. Reconciliation of 

present disputes; actions of agitators, effect on 
Indians, etc. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, July 18. 

6, 135 

1775 Council of War. Cambridge. On strength and recruiting 

JULY 9 the Army and siege dispositions. Members : The 

Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. Ward, Lee, 
Putnam; Brig. Genls. Thomas, Heath, Greene 
and Gates. 3 pp. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. See: Ford, 3, 6, note. F. 1,1 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To 

JULY 10 Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [New York]. 

Watch of Gov. [William] Tryon s actions; lack 
of commissions ; hand-bills among troops at New 
York ; fortifying of both Armies at Boston. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. 

M. I, 14 

1775 Hancock, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JULY 10. [Cambridge]. Transmits declaration and ad 

dress [of Congress, July 8] to the People of 
England; determination to serve in the Army 
under Washington. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
July 21. 89,6 

1775 Gates, Horatio. Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

JULY 12 Thomas, Roxbury. Concentration of troops; 

completion of works, etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 

B. I, 1 

1775 Reed, J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Maj. Gen. [Israel] Put- 

JULY 13 nam [Cambridge]. Passport for a woman. Let 

ter-book copy by Reed. M. IV, 3 

1775 Reed, J[oseph]. Cambridge. To officer commanding at 

JULY 13 Chelsea [Col. Samuel Gerrish ?]. Seizure of cattle 

and sheep at Shirley s Point and other places. 

Letter-book copy by Reed. M. IV, 3 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 

1775 Tryon County (New York) Committee. Conajohary. To 

JULY 13 Committees of Schenectady and Albany. Report 

of intended descent of Col. [Guy] Johnson and 
Indians on the inhabitants. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1775, July 15. 6, 137 

1775 Albany (New York) Committee. To [Maj.] Gen. Philip 

JULY 14 [John] Schuyler [Saratoga]. Suggesting sending 

troops up the Mohawk River to protect inhabi 
tants. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1775, July 15. 6, 139 

1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea [Massachusetts]. Return of 

JULY 14 stock taken off Pullet and Shirley Points. 

A. D. S. 2 pp. W 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

JULY 15 Thomas, Roxbury. House for a tavern. Let 

ter-book copy by Reed. M. IV, 4 

1775 Roseboom, Gerrit. Examination before the Albany Com- 

JULY 15 mittee: British negotiations with Indians; Col. 

Guy Johnson; situation in Canada. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1775, July 18. 6, 140 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 15 ington [Cambridge]. Accounts from frontier 

counties; confusion at Ticonderoga; discipline; 
reported disposition of Canadians. L. S. 2 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 3. 6, 133 

1775 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. [Saratoga.] A general monthly 

JULY 15 return of forces in New York colony. D. S. 

2 pp. Tabular statement. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1775, July 15. 6, 142 
1775 Reed, Jfoseph]. [Cambridge.] To Brig. Gen. [John] 
Ju LY 17 Thomas [Roxbury]. Proposed attack upon a 
British schooner below Roxbury. Letter-book 
copy by Reed. M. I, 17 

Noted as " not sent in consequence of subseqt. Information." 

1775 Reed, J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

J ULY 18 Thomas [Roxbury]. Whale-boats and convey 

ance of intelligence. Letter-book copy by Reed. 

M. IV, 7 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John] Ticonderoga. To [George Wash- 

JuLY 18 ington, Cambridge]. [Sir Guy] Carleton at St. 

Johns; conditions at Ticonderoga. L. S. 2 pp. 

In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 6. 6, 146 



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[Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Col. [John] Han 
cock [Philadelphia]. His offer to join the Army. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Joseph 
Heed. In Ford, 3, 39, note. M. I, 26 

Heath, William. Roxbury. To [George] Washington 
[Cambridge]. Burning of the light-house. Tran 
script. C. C. 169, 1, 396 

Davis, Joshua. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. Estimate of 
necessaries for fitting out whale-boats, number of 
men, amount of material, etc. D. S. 1 p. W 

Dodge, Richard. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 
Cambridge. Report of movements of boats at 
Boston. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 152 

Dodge, Richard. [Chelsea.] To [George] Washington, 
Cambridge. Report of sailing of British ships 
from Boston. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 153 

E[eed f ] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. [David] 
Wooster [New York]. Sailing of British trans 
ports from Boston. Letter- book copy. In 
handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 13 

Thomas, John. Roxbury. To [George Washington, Cam 
bridge]. Report of sailing of British ships from 
Boston. A. L. S. 2 pp. 6, 154 

Campbell, Donald. New York. To [George] Washing 
ton [Cambridge]. His appointment as Deputy 
Quartermaster General and assignment to North 
ern Army; desire of promotion and assignment 
to the main Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 6, 155 

Connecticut, Officers, 2d Regiment. [Roxbury, Massa 
chusetts]. To Brig. Gen. Joseph Spencer. Re 
monstrance against method of appointment of 
Ebenezer Huntington as a lieutenant. D. S: 
"Solomon Willes, Chairman." 2pp. Addressed 
by Spencer: "To his Excellency General Wash 
ington, New York." W 

Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. Philip 
[John] Schuyler, Ticonderoga. New Hampshire 
companies on the Connecticut River; supplies of 
Army and distress of enemy. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Joseph Reed. In Ford, 3, 47, 
note. M. I, 32 

Davis, Joshua. Cambridge. Return of boats. A. D. S. 



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COEKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 5 

1775 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 28 [Philip John] Schuyler, Ticonderoga. Danger 

from Indians ; disposition of Canadians ; state of 
the Army; effect of news of Lexington in Eng 
land; suspected irregularities in supplies. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. 
In Ford, 3, 48. M. I, 33 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

JULY 28 Cambridge. Movement of boats in Boston har 

bor. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 158 

1775 Reed, J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To [Lt.] Col. [Loammi] 

JULY 28 Baldwin, Chelsea [Massachusetts]. Arrange 

ments for obtaining secret information from Bos 
ton through Dewkesbury and John Carnes. Let 
ter-book copy by Reed. M. I, 31 
1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 
JULY 29 Cambridge. Report of boat movements; need 
of assistance. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 160 
[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of movements of 
JULY 29 boats at Boston. A. D. 1 p. 6, 166 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George Washington, 

JULY 31 Cambridge]. Report of people and letters coming 

out from Boston; movements of boats. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 6, 161 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 31 ington [Cambridge]. Building boats and scarcity 

of bread; intelligence from Canada; Schuyler s 

strength. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters 

to Washington, 1, 8. 6, 169 

[1775] Gates, Horatio. [Cambridge.] Table of rations allowed 

[JULY?] staff officers. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [Brig. Gen. Horatio 

AUG. 1 Gates, Cambridge]. British troops reenforcing 

Bunker Hill. Recent copy. 1 p. 6, 171 

1775 Gates, Horatio. Cambridge. Orders to officer escorting 

AUG. 1- prisoners to Worcester. D. S. 1 p. In hand 

writing of Thomas Mifflin. B. I, 3 

1775 [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of movements of 

AUG. 1 boats at Boston. A. D. 1 p. 6, 172 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 2 Cambridge]. Transmitting letters. A. L. S. 

1 p. 6, 177 



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1775 Duguid, John. Charlotte County [New York.] Deposi- 

AUG. 2 tion: Conditions, troops, fortifications, etc., at 

St. Johns; Indians; provisions; disposition of 
Canadians. Contemporary copy by Richard 
Varick. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1775, Aug. 27. 6, 277 
1775 [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of movements of 
AUG. 2 boats at Boston. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Baldwin to Washington, 1775, Aug. 2. 6, 178 

1775 Shatforth, John. Charlotte County [New York]. Depo- 

AUG. 2 sition: Indians and Canadians at St. Johns and 

fortification there; general intelligence. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1775, Aug. 27. 6, 276 

1775 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 2 Cambridge. Amount of powder and shot on 

hand. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 181 

1775 Baldwin, Loarnmi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 3 Cambridge. Report of observations. A. L. S. 

1 p. 6, 185 

1775 Council of War. Cambridge. On powder supply. Mem- 

AUG. 3 bers: The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. 

Ward, Lee, Putnam; Brig. Genls. Thomas, Heath, 

Spencer, Sullivan, Greene and Gates. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Joseph Reed. F. I, 5 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

AUG. 3 at Boston. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 6, 186 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. [Chelsea.] To [George] Wasliington, 

AUG. 4 Cambridge. Report of British intention to de 

stroy Chelsea; other intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 

6, 188 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

AUG. 4 at Boston. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 6, 189 

1775 Duche, Jacob. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 5 [Cambridge]. Transmitting sermon preached to 

the 1st Battalion of Philadelphia; peace. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 6, 190 

1775 [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

AUG. 5 at Boston. A. D. 1 p. 6, 263 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 7 

1775 Baldwin, Loamrni. Chelsea. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 6 Cambridge]. Report of burning of Penny ferry- 

house by British. A. L. S. 2 pp. 6, 194 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

AUG. 6 at Boston. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 6, 195 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 

Auo. 6 ington [Cambridge]. Embezzlement of provi 

sions; returns; difficulty in introducing disci 
pline; confirmation of frontier intelligence; lack 
of tents and artillery; Indians and Sir John 
Johnson; situation of troops; supplies. L. S. 
4 pp. In Sparks, Letters of Washington, 1, 13. 

6, 196 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 8 Cambridge. Intention of British to occupy 

Green s Hill; conduct of Capt. [Eleazer] Lind- 

sey s company. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 202 

1775 Gates, Horatio. Cambridge. Orders to Sergeant [James] 

AUG. 8 Varnum to escort prisoners to Worcester. 

A. D. S. 1 p. B. I, 5 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

AUG. 8 at Boston. A. D. 1 p. 6, 203 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Reports of boat movements 

AUG. !>-ii at Boston. A. Ds. 3 pp. Enclosed in Bald 

win to Washington, 1775, Aug. 11. 6, 211, 12, 13 

1775 Ward, Artemas. Roxbury. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 10 Cambridge]. Introducing Capt. [Jeduthan] Bald 

win; his record. L. S. 1 p. 6, 208 

1775 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Lt.] Gen. 

AUG. 11 [Thomas] Gage [Boston]. Complaint of treat 

ment of prisoners; retaliation. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Joseph Reed. In Ford, 3, 77. 

E. 1 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 11 Cambridge]. Transmitting report. A. L. S. 

1 p. 6, 209 

[1775] [Thompson, William.] [Cambridge?] Proposal for an at- 

[Auo. 11] tempt on Nova Scotia; estimate of men, etc., 

required. A. D. 1 p. W 



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1775 Desumbrager, To [George Washington, Cam- 

AUG. 12 bridge]. Offering services of Chevalier Derue- 

ville, himself and another French officer. A. L. S 
2 pp. (In French.) 6, 218 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Keports of boat movements 

AUG. 12-13 at Boston. A. Ds. 2 pp. Enclosed in Bald 

win to Washington, 1775, Aug. 13. 6, 223-24 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 13 Cambridge. Sending on deserters ; skirmish with 

enemy s boats. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 222 

1775 Gage, Thomas. Boston. To George Washington [Cam- 

AUG. 13 bridge]. Treatment of prisoners, and threat of 

retaliation. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Aug. 20. 

In Ford, 3, 79, note. 6, 225 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Reports of boat movements 

AUG. 13-14 at Boston. A. Ds. 2 pp. Enclosed in Baldwin 

to Washington, 1775, Aug. 15. 6, 235-36 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

AUG. 15 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Disposition of 

Canadians and Indians; plunder of live stock by 
British; want of lead and the general situation. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. In Ford, 3, 84. M. I, 61 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 15 Cambridge. Expectation of secret intelligence 

from Boston. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 235 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Orders to officer in 

AUG. 16 command of rifle-men ordered to Cape Ann. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

B. i, 7 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [Brig. Gen.] Horatio 

AUG. 16 Gates, Cambridge. Shoeing of an express horse; 

uniforms. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 238 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [Joseph Trumbull, Cam- 

AUG. 16 bridge]. Disposal of sheep brought from Pud 

ding Point. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in pre 
ceding entry. 6, 239 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 16 Cambridge. Secret intelligence from Boston; 

sheep and stock secured by British; exchange of 

fire with enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 6, 240 



COERESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 

1775 Hamilton, Andrew. Watertown. To [George Washing- 

AUG. 16 ton, Cambridge]. His capture and detention. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 6, 242 

[1775] [leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Keports of boat movements 

AUG. 16-18 at Boston. A. Ds. 2 pp. Enclosed in Baldwin 

to Washington, 1775, Aug. 18. 6, 249-50 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 17 Cambridge. Enemy s breastwork erecting on 

Noddles Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 244 

[1775] [leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

AUG. 17 at Boston. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 6, 245 

1775 Willart, Abijah. [Gardiner s Island, New York]. To 

AUG. 17 Benjamin Miller at Gardiners Island. Stock 

obtained from the island and payment for same. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Bald 
win to Washington, 1775, Aug. 18. 6, 246 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 18 Cambridge. Baldwin s health; intelligence from 

Shirley s Point. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 247 

1775 Fone, John Baptist. Ticonderoga. Examination of by 

AUG. 18 Gen. Schuyler : Council of Canadians at Chamblee; 

his journey to Ticonderoga; Indians and troops in 
Canada ; attempt to force the inhabitants to arms. 
A. D. S. of Richard Varick. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Aug. 27. 6, 274 

1775 Sigourney, Daniel. Shirley s Point. To [Lt. Col. Loammi 

AUG. 18 Baldwin,] Chelsea. Report of British boats off 

the Point. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Baldwin 

to Washington, 1775, Aug. 18. 6, 251 

1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 19 [Cambridge]. Transmitting report; shoeing 

horse. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 252 

[1775] [Dodge, Richard.] [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

AUG. 19 at Boston. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

6, 253 

1775 Ward, Artemas. Roxbury. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 19 Cambridge. Recommending Col. William Hen- 

shaw. L. S. 1 p. 6, 255 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Lt.] Gen. [Thomas] 

AUG. 20 Gage [Boston]. Treatment of British prisoners; 



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contrasted sources of power. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Joseph. Reed. In Ford, 3, 90. 

E. 5 

The copy by Edmund Randolph, C. C. 152, 1, 91, is dated Aug. 19. 

1775 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 20 [Philip John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Delay of 

supplies; forwarding powder; neutralit3 T with 
Indians; proposed expedition into Canada; the 
New Hampshire companies; arrival of powder. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Joseph 
Eeed. In Ford, 3, 86. M. 1,63 

1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

Arc . 20 Cambridge. Report of party sent to Deer Island. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 265 

[1775] Leach, Joseph. [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements at 

AUG. 20 Boston. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding en 

try. 6, 267 

1775 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill. To [Brig.] Gen. [Horatio] 

AUG. 20 Gates [Cambridge]. Ammunition for troops at 

Maiden. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 256 

1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 21 Cambridge. Report of occurrences. A. L. S. 

1 p. 6, 257 

[1775] Leach, Joseph. [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements at 

AUG. 21 Boston. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 6, 258 

1775 Magaw, Robert. Cape Ann. To [Brig.] Gen. [Horatio] 

AUG. 21 Gates [Cambridge]. Report of situation. A. L. S. 

1 p. 6, 259 

1775 Babcock, James. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

AUG. 22 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Requests 

discharge from the service ; his health. 1 p. W 
1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 22 Cambridge. Forwarding a gentleman from Bos 

ton. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 260 

1775 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Charlestown Camp. To George 

AUG. 22 Washington, Cambridge. Complaint of firing 

upon British [flag] officers; requests that all in 
tercourse between the lines cease. A. L. S. 1 p. 

W 

[1775] Leach, Joseph. [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements at 

AUG. 22 Boston. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 6, 261 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 11 

1775 Parke, John. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

AUG. 22 Washington [Cambridge]. Requests discharge 

from the service; his family affairs. 1 p. W 

1775 Randall, John. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To George 

AUG. 22 Washington, Cambridge. Requests discharge 

from the Army. 1 p. W 

1775 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To [Sir] W[illiam] 

AUG. 23 Howe [Boston]. Misinformation as to conduct 

of American troops; cessation of intercourse be 
tween the Armies. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Joseph Reed. In Ford, 3, 95. E. 9 
1775 Brown, John. Haumate [Lake Champlain]. To Brig. 
AUG. 23 Gen. [Richard] Montgomery [Ticonderoga]. 
British vessels on the Lake. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

7, 199 

1775 Tudor, William. [Cambridge.] To George Washington 

AUG. 23 [Cambridge]. Arduous nature of his duties; pay 

and assistants. A. L. S. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 1, 99 

1775 Ward, J[onathan]. Dorchester. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 24 [Cambridge]. Application for transfer of Wil 

liam Prentice to Ward s regiment. Recent copy. 
1 p. 6, 262 

1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea. To [George] Washington [Cam- 

AUG. 25 bridge]. Enlistment of two deserters. A. L. S. 

1 p. 6, 263 

1775 Griffin, Peter. Ticonderoga. Examination as to his 

AUG. 25 scout down Lake Champlain and journey into 

Canada. A. D. S. of Richard Varick. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Aug. 
27. 6, 272 

1775 Reed, J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Col. [James] Warren 

AUG. 25 [Cambridge?]. Want of specie. Letter-book 

copy by Reed. M. IV, 39 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Reports of boat movements 

AUG. 27-31 at Boston. A. Ds. 4 pp. Enclosed in Dodge 

to Washington, 1775, Aug. 31. 6, 292-95 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 27 ton [Cambridge]. Conference with the Six Na 

tions; [Sir Guy] Carleton s employment of North 
ern Indians; the proposed Canadian expedition. 
A. L. S. 8 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 22. 6, 268 

The original proceedings of the Conference with the Six Nations at 
Albany, Aug. 15, 1775, are in C. C. 134. 



12 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Wooster, David. Oyster Ponds, Suffolk county [New 

AUG. 29 York]. To George Washington, Cambridge. 

Inhabitants desire his regiment to remain for 
their protection. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 1, 25. 6, 280 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. [Christo- 

AUG. 31 pher] French [Philadelphia ?] His destination 

changed to Hartford [Connecticut]. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 45 

[1775] Dodge, Richard. [Chelsea.] To [George] Washington, 

[AUG. 31] Cambridge. Misunderstanding of signal instruc 

tions. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 291 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Capt. Tfhomas] Whar- 

AUG. 31 ton [jr., en route to camp]. Maj. [Christopher] 

French and other prisoners. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 46 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 

Auo. 31 ington [Cambridge]. Lead; [Brig.] Gen. [Rich 

ard] Montgomery s start on the Canadian expe 
dition; death of Capt. [Remember?] Baker; 
Schuyler s strength. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Sep. 8. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 28. 6, 296 

[1775] Dodge, Richard. [Chelsea, Massachusetts.] To [George] 

[AUG?] Washington, Cambridge. Acknowledging orders 

to annoy the enemy at Noddles Island. A. L. S. 

1 p. 115, 95 

[1775] Leach, Joseph. [Chelsea.] Report of movements of Brit- 

[AUG?] ish boats at Boston. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Dodge to Washington, 1775, Aug? 115, 94 

[1775] Livingston, James. [Canada.] To Maj. Gen. Philip [John] 

[Auo.] Schuyler, Ticonderoga. Indians; expectations 

of Canadians of arrival of American army; [Sir 
Guy] Carleton s efforts to raise men. Contem 
porary copy by Richard Varick. 3 pp. En 
closed in preceding entry. 6, 298 

[1775] Mifflin, Thomas. [Cambridge.] To [Lt.] Col. Joseph Reed 

[AUG.] [Cambridge]. Recommending Andrew Taylor 

as Assistant Quartermaster General. A. L. S. 

1 p. 115, 59 



COBRESPOXDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 13 

[1775] Mifflin, Thomas. [Philadelphia]. Inventory of clothing 

[Auc,.] sent to Cambridge [from cargo of the Hope]. 

A. D. 2 pp. W 
1775 "Nancy" [London?] Invoice of military stores laden 

SEP. 1 on board the Nancy to be transported to Boston 

by order of the Board of Ordnance. D. S: 

B. Blight. 7 pp. Appraised by Henry Brom- 
field and William Davis, Aug. 12, 1776 to 
20530:18:2. W 

A contemporary copy by Robert Hanson Harrison bears date of 1775, 
Nov. 30. 

[1775] [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To Capt. Nicholson 

[SEP. 2] Broughton [Beverly ? Massachusetts]. Instruc 

tions to take command of armed schooner Han 
nah and cruise for prizes. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Joseph Reed. Endorsed by 
Varick: "Captn. B. sailed the 5th Sept." In 
Sparks, 3, 517. B. I, 11 

1775 Washington, George. [Cambridge.] To Nathaniel Tracy 

SEP. 2 [Newburyport, Massachusetts]. Authorizing sei 

zure of vessels for secret expedition [against 
Canada]; appraisers of cargoes of vessels seized. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Joseph Reed. B. I, 13 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Brig. Gen. [Da- 

SEP. 2 vid] Wooster [Long Island]. Detachments from 

main Army. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Thomas Mifflin. In Ford, 3, 107. M. IV, 47 

1775 Angel, Abiathari. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

SEP. 2 Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for leave to 

resign; his exertions; misunderstandings between 
himself and men. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Clark & Nightingale. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

SEP. 2 George Washington [Cambridge]. Supply of 

powder, flints, etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 302 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Reports of boat movements 

SEP. 2-12 at Boston. A. Ds. 5 pp. Enclosed in Baldwin 

to Washington, 1775, Sep. 12. 6, 320-3 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. Orders to Reuben 

SEP - 3 Colburn [Cambridge]. To build two hundred bat- 

teaux on the Kennebeck River; workmen and 
provisions to be obtained. D. S. 1 p. In hand 
writing of and attested by Horatio Gates, Adj. 
Genl. H. of R. 



14 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 French, Christopher. Framingham [Massachusetts]. To 

SEP. 3 [George Washington, Cambridge]. Question of 

his parole. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 19. 

6, 303 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Maj. [Christopher] 

SEP. 3 French [Framingham, Massachusetts]. His ex 

change; British treatment of prisoners. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 
In Ford, 3, 148, note. M. IV, 51 

1775 E[eed,] Jfoseph]. Cambridge. To Capt TQiomas] Whar- 

SEP. 3 ton [jr., Cambridge]. Maj. [Christopher] French 

and other prisoners. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 50 

1775 Cheney, Penuel. Cambridge. To George Washington 

SEP. 4 [Cambridge]. Requesting discharge. A. L. S. 

1 p. Consented to by Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam. 

6, 305 

[1775] [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Isle aux Noix.] Address to 

[SEP. 5] Inhabitants of Canada. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1775, Sep. 20. 6, 342 

1775 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill. To [Lt.] Col. [Joseph] Reed 

SEP. 5 [Cambridge]. Number of spears in his brigade. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 307 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the Inhabitants of 

SEP. 6 the Island of Bermuda. Application for powder. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

George Taylor, jr. In Ford, 3, 110. 

D. I, pt. I, 1 

1775] Perry, David. Cambridge. To George Washington [Cam- 

[SEP. 6?] bridge]. Petition for discharge. A. D. S. 1 p. 

W 

1775 Bowen, Levi. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To George 

SEP. 7 Washington [Cambridge]. Is under arrest for 

being absent without leave; requests release, 

pay and discharge. D. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Broughton, Nicholasson. Gloucester. To George Wash- 

SEP. 7 ington [Cambridge]. Report of his cruize and 

capture of a vessel [ship Unity]. L. S. 1 p. 

6, 310 

1775 Council of War. Near St. Johns. On fortifying at Isle 

SEP. 7 aux Noix. Members: Maj. Gen. Schuyler; Brig. 

Gen. Montgomery; Col. Waterbury; Lt. Cols. 



15 

Whiting and Ritzema. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 
Sep. 20. 6, 344 

1775 R[eed f ] J[osepli]. Cambridge. To Nathaniel Tracy, New- 

SEP. 7 buryport [Massachusetts]. Vessels [for proposed 

Canadian expedition]. Letter-book copy. In 

handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 53 

1775 Ward, Artemas. Roxbury. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 7 [Cambridge]. Arrival and departure of ships 

from Boston. L. S. 1 p. 6, 309 

1775 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 8 [Philip John] Schuyler [near St. Johns, Canada]. 

Delay in Col. [Benedict] Arnold s expedition into 
Canada; friendship with Canadians; Schuyler s 
supplies. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Joseph Reed. In Ford, 3, 116. M. I, 79 

1775 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To the Major and 

SEP. 8 Brigadier Generals. Requesting consideration 

of attempt upon Boston and calling a Council of 
War on same. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Joseph Reed. In Ford, 3, 114. 

M. I, 80 

Addressed to Maj. Genls. Ward, Lee and Putnam and Brigadiers 
Thomas, Spencer, Heath, Sullivan, Greene and Gates. The council met 
Sep. 11 and advised against the attempt. 

1775 [Livingston, James.] St. Terese. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

SEP. 8 John] Schuyler [Isle aux Noix]. Need of re- 

enforcements; feeling of Canadians; armed ves 
sels at mouth of the Sorel. Contemporary copy, 

2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1775, Sep. 20. 6, 345 

1775 Phelps, Elisha. Albany. To [George] Washington [Cam- 

SEP. 8 bridge]. Forwarding lead. L. S. 1 p. 6, 313 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

SEP - 9 Cambridge. Forwarding a servant of [Sir Wil 

liam] Howe. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 315 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

SEP - 9 Cambridge. Forwarding report. A. L. S. 1 p. 

6, 316 

1775 Broughton, Nicholasson. Gloucester. To [George] Wash- 

SEP - 9 ington [Cambridge]. Circumstances of capture 

of the Unity. A. L. S. 2 pp. 6, 314 

1775 Court of Inquiry. Winter Hill [Massachusetts]. Proceed- 

SEP - 9 ings on complaints of Regimental Surgeons against 



16 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

the Director-General of the Hospital [John Mor 
gan] and counter-complaints of the Director- 
General. D. S: Jno. Sullivan, President. 1 p. 

W 

1775 [Leach, Joseph.] [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

SEP. 9 at Boston. A. D. 1 p. 6,316 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Col. [Jamest 

SEP. 10 Warren [Cambridge]. Money for Col. [Benedict] 

Arnold. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Joseph Reed. M. IV, 56 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Isle aux Noix. Instructions to 

SEP. 10 Lt. Col. Rudolph Ritzema [Isle aux Noix]. Cut 

ting off of communication between St. Johns and 
the country. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Sep. 20. 

6, 345a 

1775 [Anonymous,] [Isle aux Noix.] Account of expedition 

SEP. 10-11 against St. Johns. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Sep. 

20. 6, 346 

1775 Council of War. Cambridge. On proposition of attack- 

SEP. 11 ing Boston. Members: The Commander in 

chief; Maj. Genls. Ward, Lee, Putnam; Brig. 
Genls. Thomas, Heath, Sullivan, Spencer and 
Gates. 3 pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. 
See: Ford, 3, 115, note. F. I, 15 

1775 Foster, Gideon. [Cambridge.] To George Washington 

SEP. 11 [Cambridge]. Resignation; health. D. S. 1 p. 

Countersigned: "Israel Hutchinson Left. Colo." 

W 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. Commission to Chris- 

SEP. 12 topher Greene of Lt. Col., 12th. Continental In 

fantry. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Joseph Reed. B. I, 15 

% 

1775 Baldwin, L[oammi]. Chelsea. To [George] Washington, 

SEP. 12 Cambridge. Report of troops going to Charles- 

town. A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 319 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Isle aux Noix. After General 

SEP. 13 Orders : Movement of Army. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, Sep. 20, 1775. 6, 348 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 17 

[1775] [Leach, Joseph.] Chelsea. Reports of boat movements 

SEP. 13-15 at Boston. A. Ds. 3 pp. Enclosed in Baldwin 

to Washington, 1775, Sep. 15. 6, 329-31 

[1775] [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To Col. Benedict 

[SEP. 14] Arnold [Cambridge]. General instructions for 

the Canadian expedition. Draft. 3 pp. In 

handwriting of Joseph Reed. In Ford, 3, 124. 

B. I, 19 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To Col. Benedict 

SEP. 14 Arnold [Cambridge]. Specific instructions for 

his guidance on the Canadian expedition. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Thomas Mifflin. In Ford, 3, 121. B. I, 25 
1775 Allen, Ethan. [Chamblee, Canada.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 14 [Philip John] Schuyler [Isle aux Noix]. Report 

on conditions in Canada; friendship of Indians 
and Canadians. . Contemporary copy by Richard 
Varick. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1775, Sep. 20. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 463. 6, 349 

1775 Baker, John. Cambridge. To George Washington [Cam- 

SEP. 14 bridge]. Petition for discharge ; decision of regi 

mental officers against him in dispute with Capt. 
Joseph Pettingill. D. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Waslu ngton 

SEP. 15 Cambridge. British breastwork at Bunker Hill. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 6, 328 

1775 [Arnold, Benedict.] Journal of expedition to Quebec. 

SEP.LJ-OCT. 13 Contemporary copy by Eleazer Oswald. 10 pp. 

Enclosed in Arnold to Washington, 1775, Oct. 13. 

7, 39 

1775 Graves, Samuel. Boston. Fishing pass to William Col- 

SEP - 15 fleet, Edmund Saunders and Thomas Maples. 

D. S. Seal attached. 1 p. W 

[1775] Livingston, James. [Chamblee, Canada,] To [Maj. Gen. 
[ SEP - 15 1 Philip John Schuyler, Isle aux Noix]. Need of 

the promised reenforciiig party; skirmish of a 
scouting party; aid of the Canadians. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1775, Sep. 20. 6, 351 

1775 Brown, Josiah. [Winter Hill] To Brig. Gen. [John] Sul- 

SEP - 16 livan [Winter Hill]. Committee of Inspection 

56214 vol 112 2 



18 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of New Ipswich request opinion on the 9th and 
13th Articles of the Continental Association. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Richard Varick 
"From Lt. Brown for Discharge." W 

1775 Carleton, Sir Guy. Montreal. Proclamation to Inhabit- 

SEP. 16 ants offering pardon to all who return to their 

allegiance and threatening punishment to those 

who do not. Attested copy in French, sent to 

Jean Orillat. 2 pp. W 

1775-6 Washington, George. Memorandum book containing list 

SEP. 17- of officers and men discharged by Washington. 

AUG. 24 8 folios. Mainly in handwriting of Edmund 

Randolph and Robert Hanson Harrison. W 

1775 Brown, Richard. Winter Hill. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

SEP. 18 Sullivan [Winter Hill]. Requests discharge. 

L. S. 1 p. . W 

1775 French, Christopher. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George 

SEP. 18 Washington, Cambridge]. Right of British offi 

cers to wear their swords while prisoners of war; 
appeals to Washington. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1775 Maynard, Nathaniel. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

SEP. 18 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for 

discharge. D. S. 1 p. Approved by Col. J[ona- 

than] Brewer. W 

1775 Langdon, [Samuel]. [Cambridge,] To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 18 ton [Cambridge]. Certificate of Ensign John 

Child being a Harvard student in his last year; 

he desires to complete his course; requests his 

discharge. A. L. in 3d person. 1 p. W 

[1775] Langdon, [Samuel]. [Cambridge.] To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 18 ton [Cambridge]. Certificate of Sergt. Samuel 

Woodward being a Harvard student in his last 

year; requests his discharge. A. L. in 3d person. 

Ip. W 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Near St. Johns. To [Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 19 Philip John Schuyler, Isle aux Noix]. Skirmish 

with enemy; Col. [Ethan] Allen at Chamblee; 
need of money. A. L. S. 2 pp. with explana 
tory notes by Schuyler. Transmitted to Wash 
ington. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 
465. 7, 2 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 19 

1775 R[eed,] J[osepli]. Cambridge. To Maj. [Christopher] 

SEP. 19 French, Hartford. His letters from Boston; his 

detention justifiable. Letter-book copy. In 

handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 57 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Ticonderoga.] To [the Presi- 

SEP. 19 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Queries as to 

force in Canada, clothing of troops, civil matters, 
money and artificers. Contemporary extract. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1775, Nov. 6. 7, 147 

1775 Webster, Jacob. Winter Hill. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

SEP. 1C Sullivan [Winter Hill]. Requests discharge. 

L. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 20 ington [Cambridge]. Advance into Canada; ad 

dress to the inhabitants; failure of attempt on 
St. Johns; account of British troops in Canada; 
detachment sent forward; plan of attack on St. 
Johns; Indians; reenforcements; Schuyler s 
health. L. S. 7 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 39. 6, 338 

1775 Reed, J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Col. [Benedict] Arnold 

SEP. 20 [Fort Western]. Manifestoes [Washington s Ad 

dress to the Inhabitants of Canada, 1775, Sep.] 
for distribution in Canada. Transcript. B. 1,47 

1775 Church, Benjamin, jr. American Hospital [Cambridge]. 

SEP. 21 Appointment of Dr. Ebenezer Richmond, Sur 

geon in the 15th [Massachusetts] regiment. 
A. D. S. 1 p. 113,14 

1775 Black, John. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

SEP. 22 Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. 

D. S. 1 p. Approved by Col. J[onathan] 

Brewer. W 

1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

SEP - 23 Washington [Cambridge]. Transmitting intel 

ligence. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Rogers, Robert. Philadelphia. Parole, with certificates 

SEP - 23 of Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, New York 

* Provincial Congress and New Hampshire Com 
mittee of Safety entered thereon. Contempo 
rary copies. On same document with Rogers to 
Washington, 1775, Dec. 14 7, 298 



20 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Reed, Joseph. Cambridge. To [Dr. Benjamin Church, jr. 

SEP - 24 Watertown]. His discharge. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

B. I, 29 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John]. Ticonderoga. Account of suc- 

SEP - 24 cess of deputies sent to Six Nations. 2 pp. 

Transmitted to Washington. 7, 4 

1775 Arnold, Benedict. Fort Wesson [On Kennebec River]. 

SEP. 25 To [George] Washington, Cambridge. The 

march into Canada; batteaux; dispute over 
command of the Rifle-men; money matters. 
L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 46. 6, 353 

1775 Craig, Charles. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To Col. 

SEP. 25 William Thompson [Prospect Hill]. Resignation 

in favor of Thomas Craig. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Thomas Craig ? W 

1775 Craig, Thomas. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To Col. 

SEP. 25 William Thompson [Prospect Hill]. Resignation 

as quartermaster of the [Pennsylvania Rifle] regi 
ment in favor of [Lt.] Charles Craig. A. L. S. ? 
1 p. W 

1775 [Scliuyler, Philip John]. [Ticonderoga.] To [the Presi- 

SEP. 25 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Purchase of 

blankets for troops in Montreal. Contemporary 
extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1775, Nov. 6. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 53. 7, 149 

1775 [Scliuyler, Philip John.] Ticonderoga. Return of sol- 

SEP. 25 diers discharged, from July 20 to Sept. 25. Con 

temporary copy by Richard Varick. Enclosed 
in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 12. 7, 6 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. [Christo- 

SEP. 26 pher] French [Hartford]. Treatment of prison 

ers; French s right to wear his sword. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 
In Ford, 3, 148. M. IV, 61 

1775 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To Brig. Gen. [Jo- 

SEP. 26 seph] Spencer [Roxbury]. Petition of officers 

against appointment of [Lt. Ebenezer] Hunting- 
ton. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Thomas Mifl^in. In Ford, 3, 151. M. IV, 64 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 21 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 26 ington [Cambridge]. [Brig.] Gen. [Richard] Mont 

gomery s letter; vexations of his situation. L. S. 
2 pp. 6, 359 

1775 Ward, Henry. Providence [Rhode Island]. ToBrig.Geii. 

SEP. 20 Nathanael Greene, Cambridge. Capture of a 

letter in cipher [from Dr. Benjamin Church, jr.] 

A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 3, 503. 113, 10 

1775 Livingston, James. Point Olivie, near Chamblee. To 

SEP. 27 [Brig. Gen. Richard Montgomery, near St. 

Johns]. Bringing cannon down the rapids; de 
feat of Col. [Ethan] Allen; siege of St. Johns. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 12. 7, 33 

1775 Warner, Seth. Lesporary [La Prairie, Canada]. To [Brig. 

SEP. 27 Gen. Richard Montgomery, near St. Johns]. 

Defeat of Col. [Ethan] Allen; Indians fighting 
with British. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 12. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 466. 7, 32 

1775 Bedel, Timothy. Near St. Johns. To Brig. Gen. [Rich- 

SEP. 28 ard] Montgomery. Defeat of Col. [Ethan] Allen; 

call for reenforcement. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 

Oct. 14. 7, 51 

1775 Harris, Joseph. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 

SEP- 28 [Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Near St. Johns. To [Maj. Gen. 

SEP - 28 Philip John Schuyler, Tieonderoga]. Siege of 

St. Johns; need of powder; espousal of the cause 
by Canadians. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 
12. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 467. 

7, 34. 

1775 Wooster, David. Harlem [New York]. To George Wash- 

SEP - 2S ington, Cambridge. Acknowledging orders to 

proceed to Albany. L. S. 1 p. 7, 7 

1775 [Leach, Joseph]. [Chelsea.] Report of boat movements 

SEP - 2S at Boston. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in Baldwin 

to Washington, 1775, Oct. 1. 7, 11 



22 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Ticonderoga.] To [the Presi- 

SEP. 29 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Small pay of 

officers. Contemporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 6. 

7, 151 

1775 South worth, Jedidiah. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To 

SEP. 29 George Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for 

discharge. A. D. S. 1 p. Countersigned by 

Col. Joseph Read. W 

1775 [Anonymous.] [Chelsea.] Reports of boat movements at 

SEP. 30-Ocx. l. Boston. 3 pp. Enclosed in Baldwin to Wash 

ington, 1775, Oct. 1. 7, 12-13 

1775 Washington, George. [Cambridge.] Address to the In- 

I.SEP.] habitants of Canada. Broadside in French and 

English, with ms. corrections of the French. 1 p. 

In Ford, 3, 126. W 

Apparently a printer s proof. 

[1775] Washington, George. [Cambridge.] Instructions for the 

[SEP.] Wagonmaster General [John Goddard]. Con 

temporary copy. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Joseph Reed. B. I, 31 

[1775] Anonymous. [Cambridge.] To Godfrey Wenwood [Wain- 

[SEPT.] wood] Newport [Rhode Island]. Anxiety over a 

matter, [non-receipt of Dr Church s letter to 

Maj. Cane.] A. L. 1 p. Enclosed in Ward to 

Greene, 1775, Sep. 26. 113, 8 

[1775] Church, Benjamin, jr. [Cambridge, Massachusetts.] To 

[SEPT.] [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Explanation 

of his secret letter [to Maj. Cane]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

113, 4 

[1775] [Church, Benjamin, jr.] [Cambridge.] To Major Cane, 

[SEPT.] Boston. Losses at Bunker Hill; sentiment of 

liberty; strength of Continental Army; personal 

matters. A. D. 3pp. (In cipher). 113,5 

Translation 113, 3. 

[1775] Continental Army, Subalterns. [Cambridge.] To George 

[SEP.] Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for increase 

of pay. A. D. S. of John Smith in behalf of 

Subalterns. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 1, 131 

[1775] Thompson, William. [Cambridge.] Voucher for expendi- 

[SEP. ?] ture of $5000. in the service. D. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 1, 233 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 23 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. To [George] Washington 

OCT. l [Cambridge]. Proposing collecting boats. A. L. S. 

1 p. 7, 10 

1775 Council of War. Cambridge. On Dr. [Benjamin] Church, 

OCT. 3-4 jr s correspondence with the enemy. Members: 

The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. Ward, Lee, 
Putnam; Brig. Genls. Thomas, Spencer, Heath, 
Sullivan, Greene and Gates. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Joseph Reed. See: Ford, 3, 164, note. 

F. I, 17 

1775 Markham, Barzillai. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To 

OCT. 3 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for 

discharge. D. S. Certificate of Surgeon John 
Waldo and approval of Col. Jedidiah Hunting- 
ton. 3 pp. W 
1775 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Cambridge. To Capt. [Daniel] 
OCT. 4 Morgan [en route to Quebec]. Dispute of rank. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas 
Mifflin. In Ford, 3, 155. M. IV, 74 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

OCT. 4 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Arnold s progress 

in Canada; report of disposition of Canadians; 
preparations for the winter. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. In Ford, 3, 
156. M. I, 98 

1775 R[eed,] Jfoseph]. Cambridge. To Col. [Benedict] Ar- 

[ CT - 4 ] nold, en route to Quebec]. Cooperation with 

Schuyler; command of the rifle companies; 
harmony; British stores at Quebec. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 71 

1775 E[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Col. [John] Glover 

CT - 4 [Marblehead]. Disposition and equipment of 

Continental armed vessels. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 75 

[1775] [Reed, Joseph.] [Cambridge.] Instructions for Col. [John] 
[OCT. 4] Glover and [Stephen] Moylan [Marblehead, Mas 

sachusetts]. Fitting out and equipping two 
armed vessels. Auto, draft. 3 pp. B. I, 33 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To the General Offi- 

O CT - 5 cers. Information required by Congress on size 

and regulation of the Army; ten queries as to 



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clothing and pay, size of regiments, selection of 
officers, etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Ford, 3, 161. 

F. I, 21 

1775 Gerry, Elbridge. Watertown [Massachusetts]. To [Lt. 

OCT. 5 Col.] Joseph Reed, Cambridge. Washington s 

criticism of Gerry in sending Dr. [Benjamin] 

Church, [jr] s letter to Philadelphia; Gerry s 

request of [Elisha] Porter; copies taken; Gerry s 

position. A. L. S. 3 pp. 113, 12 

1775 Mifflin, Thomas. Cambridge. Estimate of cost of bar- 

OCT. 5 racks for 100 men. A. D. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 1, 299 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To [Joseph] Trumbull 

OCT. 5 [Lebanon, Connecticut]. Winter expenses of the 

Commissary General s Department. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 78 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Ticonderoga.] To [the Presi- 

OCT. 5 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. System of pay 

ing troops in Canada. Contemporary extract. 
1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 
Nov. 6. 7, 150 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

OCT. 6 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Schuyler s ill 

ness; Brig. [Gen.] D[avid] Wooster and fears for 
Arnold s expedition. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. In Ford, 3, 168. 

M. I, 108 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. South side of St. Johns. To [Maj. 

OCT. 6 Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Ticonderoga]. Schuy 

ler s foresight; St. Luke Le Corne and inhabit 
ants of Montreal; erection of a battery; the 
general situation. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 
12. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 468. 

7, 35 

[1775] [Greene, Nathanael.] [Cambridge.] Answer, to queries of 

[OCT. 7?1 letter of Oct. 5. A. D. 3 pp. F. I, 35 

1775 Hitchcock, Daniel. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

OCT. 7 [George Washington, Cambridge]. Recommends 

discharge of [Sergt.] William Vinson. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 



25 

1775 R[eed,j J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Stephen Moylan, Sa- 

OCT. 7 lem or Marblehead. Flour from Portsmouth for 

Army. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 83 

1775 Terrill, Thomas. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

OCT. 7 Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. 

D. S. 1 p. Approved by Col. Jed[idiah] Hunt- 

ington. W 

1775 Council of War. [Cambridge.] On increase and support 

OCT. 8 of the Army. Ten questions propounded by 

Washington Oct. 5 as to necessary strength of 
Army, pay, enlistments, etc., and answers thereto. 
Members: The Commander in chief, Maj. Genls. 
Ward, Lee, Putnam; Brig. Genls. Thomas, Spen 
cer, Heath, Sullivan, Greene and Gates. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Joseph Reed. See Ford, 3, 
161, note. W 

A second copy by Edmund Randolph is in F. 1, 25. 

1775 French, Christopher. Hartford. To [George Washing- 

OCT. 9 ton, Cambridge]. The question of his parole and 

right to wear his sword. A. L. S. 4 pp. 7, 18 

1775 Hitchcock, Daniel. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

OCT. 9 [George Washington, Cambridge]. Certificate of 

Sergt. William Vinson s disability. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. South side of St. Johns. To 

OCT. 9 [Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Ticonderoga]. 

State of provisions and need of reenf orcement ; 
St. Luke La Corne and the Indian conference; 
efforts of enemy. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 
14. 7, 53 

1775 Moylan, Stephen, and John Glover. To [George Washing- 

CT - 9 ton, Cambridge]. Delays in fitting out armed 

vessels. A. L. S. of Moylan, signed also by 

Glover. 3 pp. 7, 19 

1775 Sawyer, Ezekiel, and Others. [Cambridge.] To [George] 

CT - 9 Washington [Cambridge]. Petition respecting 

appointment of their officers in Capt. [Thomas] 

Mighill s company. 1 p. W 

1775 Stoughton, Samuel, jr. Windsor [Connecticut]. To George 

OCT. 9-16 Washington [Cambridge]. Certifies to receiving 



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a furlough; his state of health; requests ap 
pointment of a successor. D. S. 2 pp. Ap 
proved by Col. Jed[idiah] Huntington. W 

1775 March, John. [Cambridge.] To [George] Washington 

OCT. 10 [Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. D.S. 1 p. 

Approved by Capt. Win. Hutchins and Lt. Col. 

Israel Oilman. W 

1775 Moylan, Stephen. Newbury [Massachusetts]. To Tris- 

OCT. 10 tram Dalton [Newburyport]. Appointing him 

Continental Prize Agent. A. L. S. 1 p. 7,101 

[1775] Trumbull, Joseph. [Cambridge.] Estimate of cost of 

[OCT. 10] supplies for an army of 22,000 men, from Oct. 

10, 1775 to May 10, 1776. D. S. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Horatio Gates. C. C. 152,1,225 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Col. [John] Glover and 

OCT. 11 Stephen Moylan, Marblehead or Salem. Fitting 

out of armed vessels. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 85 

1775 Thomas, John. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George 

OCT. 11 Washington, Cambridge]. Selection of three 

subalterns who can be spared from the Army. 
A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Church, Thomas. Prospect Hill [near Boston]. To 

OCT. 12 George Washington [Cambridge]. Appointment 

of Dr. [Ebenezer] Richmond surgeon of his regi 
ment [15th Massachusetts]. L. S. 2pp. 113,15 

1775 K[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Capt. Nicholasson 

OCT. 12 Broughton [Marblehead]. Enlistment of crew. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas 

Mifflin. M. IV, 87 

Same sent to Capt. John Selman. 

1775 H[eed,] J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Col. [John] Glover 

OCT. 12 [Marblehead]. Distribution of prize money. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas 

Mifflin. M. IV, 88 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] 

OCT. 12 Washington [Cambridge]. Want of powder and 

salt; discharged men; [Brig.] Gen. [David] 

Wooster s regiment leaving Fort George. L. S. 

2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 58. 

7, 30 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. Return of sick 

OCT. 12 discharged. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 

to Washington, 1775, Oct. 14. 7, 55 



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27 



1775 Arnold, Benedict. Second portage from Kennebec to 

OCT. 13 Dead River. To [George] Washington, Cam 

bridge. His march through the wilderness. 
L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 60. 7, 37 

1775 Bundy, Peter. Westfield [Massachusetts]. To George 

OCT. 13 Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. 

D. S. 2 pp. Certificate by the selectmen of 

Westfield of truth of facts stated in the petition. 

Approved by Lt. Col. Eufus Putnam. W 

[1775] Montgomery, Richard. Near St. Johns. To [Maj. Gen. 
OCT. 13 Philip John Schuyler, Ticonderoga]. Siege of 

St. Johns and the impatience of the troops. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1775, Nov. 6. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 469. 7, 152 

[1775] Montgomery, Richard. Before St. Johns. Account of 
OCT. 13 deliberations of a council of officers. Contem 

porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1775, Nov. 6. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 470. 7, 153 

1775 Moylan, Stephen. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

OCT. 13 George Washington, Cambridge. Obtaining and 

shipping flour to the Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

7, 45 

1775 Moylan, Stephen. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. In- 

OCT. 13 structions, in blank, to sea captain for trans 

porting flour to Salem. 

Memorandum of insurance of vessel. A. Ds. S. 
2 pp. B. I, 45 

[1775] [Reed, Joseph.] [Cambridge.] Instructions for Capt. 

[Ocr. 13] [Ephraim] Bowen [jr., Plymouth, Massachusetts]. 

Fitting out an armed vessel at Plymouth. Auto. 

draft. 3 pp. B. I, 37 

1775 Thomas, John. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George 

OCT. 13 Washington, Cambridge]. Approves applica 

tion of Capt. [Joshua?] Benson for discharge. 
A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Church, Thomas. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

OCT. 14 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Approves 

discharge of Capt. William Cooke. L. S. 1 p. 

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1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George Wash- 

OCT. 14 ington, Cambridge]. Position of the Army; 

Schuyler s health. A. L. S. 2 pp. 7, 49. 

1775 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 14 [Cambridge]. Recruits unfit for the service. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 56 

1775 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill [Massachusetts]. List of in- 

OCT. 14 valids in his brigade recommended for discharge. 

D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washing 
ton 1775, Oct. 14. W 
[1775] Bowen, Ephraim, jr. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. Jour- 
OCT. 15-Xov. 18 nal kept at Plymouth while fitting out an armed 
vessel under Washington s instructions. A. D. 
4 pp. W 
1775 Gates, Horatio. Cambridge. Opinion on queries of letter 
OCT. is of Oct. 5. A. D. S. 4 pp. F. 1,31 
1775 Glover, John. M[arble]head [Massachusetts]. To [George 
OCT. 15 Washington, Cambridge]. Arms and crews for 
armed vessels of Captains [Nicholasson] B rough- 
ton and [John] Selman; command for Glover s son 
[Jonathan]. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 57 

[1775] R[eed,] J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Stephen Moylan 

OCT. 15 [Portsmouth]. Disposition of captured cargo of 

flour. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Thomas Mifflin. M. TV, 95 

1775 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To Col. [John] 

OCT. 16 Glover and Stephen Moylan, Marblehead. 

Equipment of Capts. [Nicholasson] Broughton s 

and [John] Selman s privateers. Letter-press 

copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 97 

[1775] [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To Capt. [Nicholas-* 

[OCT. 16] son] Broughton [Marblehead, Massachusetts]. 

Additional instructions for his cruise. Draft. 

3pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. B. 1,41 

Same to Capt. John Selman with slight change in 3d. article. 

1775 Washington, George. [Cambridge.] To Capt. John Sel- 

OCT. 16 man [Marblehead]. Additional instructions for 

his cruise. Transcript. B. 1, 71 

1775 Watson, Brook. Montreal. To Benjamin Faneuil, jr., 

OCT. 16 Boston. Business matters ; defeat of Col. [Ethan] 

Allen. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed 

in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 18. 

7, 206 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 29 

1775 Goodwin, Samuel. Pownalborough [Massachusetts]. To 

OCT. 17 George Washington, Cambridge. Furnishing 

plan of coast, Kennebec River and interior coun 
try to Col. Benedict Arnold. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered, Nov. 4. 7, 61 

1775 [Reed, Joseph..] [Cambridge.] Instructions to Agents for 

OCT. 17 prizes. Draft. 3pp. In handwriting of Thomas 

Mifflin. B. 1, 49 

Letter-book copy (M. IV, 101) is addressed to William Watson, Ply 
mouth and copy of same enclosed in Stephen Moylan to Joshua \Vent- 
worth, Portsmouth, 1775, Nov. 1. 

1775 R[eed,] Jfoseph]. [Cambridge.] To Capt. Ephraim Bowen 

OCT. 17 jr., [Plymouth]. Commanders and fitting out of 

armed vessels. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 98 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Col. [John] Glover, 

OCT. 17 Marblehead. Fitting out of privateers. Letter- 

book copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 104 

1775 Brown, John. Before Chamblee. To Maj. [Joseph] Stop- 

OCT. 18 ford [Fort at Chamblee]. Articles of surrender 

allowed. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 26. 7, 78 

[1775] Chamblee, (Canada). List of British officers and stores 

[OCT. 18] surrendered. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 

closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 26. 

7,85 

1775 Council of War. Cambridge. On attempt upon Boston. 

OCT. is Members: The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. 

Ward, Lee, Putnam; Brig. Genls. Thomas, 

Heath, Sullivan, Greene and Gates. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Joseph Reed. F. I, 39 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Ticonderoga.] To [the Presi- 

CT - 18 dent of Congress, Philadelphia]. Requesting 

sending of a committee of Congress to the North. 
Contemporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 6. 7, 155 

1775 Stopford, J[oseph]. Fort at Chamblee. To Maj. [John] 

CT - 18 Brown [Before Chamblee]. Acceptance of terms 

of surrender. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 26. 

7,79 



30 

1775 Stopford, J[oseph]. Fort at Cliamblee. Articles of pro- 

[OCT. 18] posed surrender. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 

26. 7, SO 

[1775] Stopford, J[oseph]. [Fort at Chamblee.] List of officers 

[OCT. 18] and privates surrendered at Chamblee. Contem 

porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuylor to 
Washington, 1775, Nov. 6. " 7, 145 

1775 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To Maj. [Christ o- 

OCT. 19 pher] French [Hartford]. His right to wear 

sword; lack of time to continue correspondence. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas 

Mifflin. M. IV, 117 

1775 Bowen, E[phrairn, jr.]. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To 

OCT. 19 [Lt.] Col. Joseph Reed [Cambridge]. Guns for an 

armed schooner; powder and cartridge paper; 

fitting out and arming the other vessels. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 7, 63 

1775 Moylan, Stephen and John Glover. Salem [Massachu- 

OCT. 19 setts]. To [George Washington, Cambridge]. 

Fitting out armed vessels; surgeon; arms and 

ammunition. Recent copy. 1 p. 7, 65 

1775 [Keed, Joseph.] [Cambridge.] To Capt. [Nicholasson] 

OCT. 19 Broughton [Marblehead ?]. Caution against Brit 

ish men-of-war. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 106 
1775 [Reed, Joseph.] [Cambridge.] To Stephen Moylan [Sa- 
OCT. 19 lem]. Armed vessels. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 107 
1775 [Schnyler, Philip John.] Ticonderoga. To [the President 
OCT. 19 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Importance of forti 
fying the Hudson River. Contemporary extract. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 
Nov. 6. 7, 156 
1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [Brig.] Gen. 
OCT. 19 [David] Wooster [Ticonderoga]. Wooster s rank 
in the Army. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 26. 

7,81 

1775 Watson, Brook. Montreal. To John Butler [Halifax]. 

OCT. 19 Business matters; attack on Montreal and cap 

ture of Col. [Ethan] Allen; attitude of inhabit 
ants; winter stations of British troops. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1775, Nov. 18. 7, 202 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 31 

1775 Watson, Brook. Montreal. To Lt. Gov. William Frank- 

OCT. 19 lin [New Jersey]. Rumor of capture of Halifax; 

winter position of British Army; defeat of Col. 
[Ethan] Allen; attitude of the Canadians. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1775, Nov. 18. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 471. 7, 204 

1775 Watson, Brook. Montreal. To Maj. William Sherriffe, 

OCT. 19 Boston. Requesting his aid in obtaining ex 

change of Jean Orillat. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 
Nov. 18. 7, 201 

1775 Wooster, David. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

OCT. 19 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. His commission 

under the State of Connecticut and rank in the 
Continental Army. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Oct. 
26. 7, 83 

1V75 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Benjamin 

OCT. 20 Tupper [Cambridge]. Orders to seize two vessels 

at Martha s Vineyard. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 108 
1775 Anonymous. [Cambridge.] To Adj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates 

OCT. 20 [Cambridge]. An estimate of the qualities and 

capabilities of various officers with a tabular 
arrangement of same. A. D. 2 pp. Endorsed 
by Gates: "The Military Ballance An Anony 
mous Paper" and by Richard Varick: "1775." 

W 

1775 Gridley, Richard. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 20 [Cambridge]. Inventory of ordnance stores nec 

essary for the Army. Transcript. 

C. C. 169, 1, 103 

1775 Reed, Joseph. [Cambridge.] To Capt. [Ephraim]Bowen, 

OCT. 20 jr., Ply mouth. Approval of conduct; fitting out 

armed vessels. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 109 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Col. [John] Glover and 

O CT - 2 Stephen Moylan, Salem. Surgeon for armed 

vessels; flag, etc. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 114 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To the President 

CT - [of Congress, Philadelphia]. Queries as to ob- 



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taining troops and ammunition for Canada. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1775, Nov. 6. 7, 158 

1775 White, Nehemiah. [Roxbury, Massachusetts.] To George 

[OCT. 20] Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. 

D. S. 1 p. Approved by Lt. Col. Ebenezer 
Clapp. W 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Ticonderoga. To [the President 

OCT. 21 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Necessity of pay for 

soldiers. Contemporary extract. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 6. 

7, 160 

1775 Bowen, Ephraim, jr. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To[Lt.] 

OCT. 22 Col. Joseph Reed [Cambridge]. Fitting out armed 

vessels; Benjamin Wormwell s desire for a com 
mission. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 67 
1775 Homans, J[ohn]. Near Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. 
OCT. 23 To Col. [Benjamin Ruggles] Woodbridge [Camp]. 
Certificate of disability of Sergt. Ebenezer 
Keeler. A. D. S. 1 p. Approved by Wood- 
bridge. W 

1775 Kittredge, Thomas. [Cambridge?] Certificate of Peter 

Ocr. 23 Webster s disability. A. D. S. 1 p. Discharge 

of Webster by Lt. Col. James Brickett on verso. 

W 

1775 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Roxbury [Massachusetts], To 

OCT. 23 [George] Washington [Cambridge], Number of 

officers and men willing to continue in the ser 
vice. A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 1, 265 
1775 Storrs, Experience. Cambridge. To G[eorge] Washing- 
OCT. 23 ton [Cambridge]. Officers and men willing to 
continue in the service. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 1, 265 

1775 Thomas, John. Roxbury [Massachusetts], To [George 

OCT. 23 Washington, Cambridge]. Forwarding applica 

tion of Lt. [George] Blake for discharge; approves 
it. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Thompson, William. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. Re- 

OCT. 23 turn of deserters from the 2d [Pennsylvania] 

regiment since its arrival at Cambridge. 1 p. W 
1775 Webb, Charles. Winter Hill [Near Boston]. To George 

OCT. 23 Wasliington, Cambridge. Officers and men will 

ing to continue in the service. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 1, 269 



33 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. Commission to Ben- 

OCT. 24 jamin Wormwell as Lt. in Capt. [Sion] Martin- 

dale s company. D. S. 1 p. Countersigned by 
Joseph Reed. In handwriting of Edmund Ran 
dolph. B. I, 53 

In transcript, B. I, 85, the name is spelled Wormall 

1775 Moylan, Stephen. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [Lt.] 

OCT. 24 Col. Joseph Reed, Cambridge. Difficulties in 

fitting out the armed vessels; equality in New 
England. A. L. S. 3 pp. 7, 70 

1775 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. [Chris- 

OCT. 25 topher] French [Hartford]. Refusing him right 

to wear his sword; his situation. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. In 
Sparks, 3, 139. M. IV, 123 

1775 K[eed,] J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Col. [John] Glover 

OCT. 25 and Stephen Moylan, Salem or Marblehead. 

Instructions for armed vessels; commissaries, 
etc. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 125 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

OCT. 26 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Sympathy for 

his distresses; Col. [Ethan] Allen s misfortune; 
committee [of Congress] at camp; winter prepa 
rations; burning- of Falmouth; importance of the 
Canadian expedition and suggestions. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 
In Ford, 3, 183. M. I, 118 

1775 Parker, David. Dedham [Massachusetts]. To George 

OCT. 26 Washington, Cambridge. Acknowledging his 

offense but praying release from imprisonment. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 4. 7, 74 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. Cambridge. To Maj. [Benjamin] Tupper 

OCT. 26 [Cambridge ?] Success of his enterprize [seizure 

of vessels at Martha s Vineyard]. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 127 

1775 R[eed,] Jjpseph]. Cambridge. To William Watson, Plym- 

CT - 26 outh. Disposition of vessels captured by Maj. 

[Benjamin] Tupper. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 128 
1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 
OCT. 26 ington [Cambridge]. Reduction of Chamblee; 

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[Brig.] Gen. [Richard] Montgomery s prospects; 
[Brig.] Gen. [David] Wooster; Col. [Benedict] 
Arnold s march; provisions. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Nov. 5. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 68. 7, 76 
1775 Arnold, Benedict. Chaudiere Pond. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 27 ington, Cambridge. Lack of provisions and diffi 

culties of his march. L. S. 3 pp. 7, 86 

1775 Moylan, Stephen. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [Lt.] 

OCT. 27 Col. Joseph Reed, Cambridge. Delay in fitting 

out armed vessels; [Jonathan] Glover s request; 

Capt. [Daniel] Adams delay. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

Answered Oct. 29. 7, 90 

1775 Portsmouth, (New Hampshire) Committee of Safety. To 

OCT. 27 Brig. Gen. John Sullivan [Portsmouth]. Appre 

ciation of forces sent to protect the town; defense 
measures. L. S. of Matthew Thornton, chair 
man. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washing 
ton, 1775, Oct. 29. 7, 97 
1775 Anonymous. Cambridge. To [Lt. Col. Joseph Reed? 

OCT. 28 Cambridge]. Encloses memorandum of British 

ships in Boston harbor; suggests attacking 

[H. M. S.] Preston. A. L. 1 p. W 

[1775] Anonymous. [Cambridge.] Plan for capturing [H. M. S.] 

[OCT. 28] Preston. A. D. 2 pp. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. W 

[1775] Anonymous. Cambridge. Memorandum of names, rates 

OCT. 28 and situation of the [British] ships in Boston har 

bor. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in Anonymous to 
Reed, 1775, Oct. 28. W 

[1775] Langdon, [Samuel.] [Cambridge.] To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 28 ton [Cambridge]. Certificate of Sergt. Edmund 

Foster being a candidate for admission into Har 
vard; requests his discharge. A. L. S. in 3d per 
son. 1 p. W 

1775 Melcher, I[saac]. Chaudiere River. To Col. [Thomas] 

OCT. 28 Mifflin [Cambridge]. Difficulties of their march. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 7, 88 

1775 Moylan, Stephen and John Glover. To [Lt. Col. Joseph 

OCT. 28 Reed, Cambridge]. Instructions for agents for 

armed vessels; ammunition matters; Capt. 

[Daniel] Adams. A. L. S. of Moylan signed also 

by Glover. 2 pp. 7, 94 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 35 

1775 Bowen, Ephraim, jr. Bristol [Rhode Island]. To[Lt.]Col. 

OCT. 29 [Joseph] Reed [Cambridge]. Efforts to obtain 

cannon and swivels from Capt. Simeon Potter and 
the Rhode Island authorities; delays experienced; 
forwarding the guns to Plymouth. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered [Nov.] 3. 58, 81 

1775 Hastings, Eliphelet. Cambridge. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 29 ton [Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. A. D. S. 

1 p. Approved by Col. J[onathan] Brewer on 
verso. W 

1775 Sullivan, John. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

OCT. 29 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. State of 

Portsmouth s defenses; the destruction of Fal- 

mouth ; Tories in Portsmouth. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 70. 7, 95 

1775 E[eed,] J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Capt. [Ephraim] 

OCT. 29 Bowen [jr.], [Plymouth]. Armed vessels ; fitting 

out, etc. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 131 

1775 K[eed,] J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Capt. [William] Coit, 

OCT. 29 Plymouth. Armed vessels; distribution of prize 

money, etc. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 

of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 130 

1775 Reed, Jfoseph]. [Cambridge.] List of armed vessels at 

OCT. 29 Salem, Marblehead and Plymouth; state of 

same; recommends [Stephen] Moylan as con 
troller of accounts in outfitting the vessels. 
A. D, S. 4 pp. W 

1775 Reed, Joseph. [Cambridge.] To [Col. Joseph Trumbull, 

OCT. 29 Cambridge ?] Request for his ration account. 

Gates, Horatio. Memorandum of rations due Reed. A. 
Ds. S. 1 p. 8, 232 

1775 Dalton, Tristram. Newburyport [Massachusetts]. To 

O CT - 3 Stephen Moylan, Cambridge. Declining ap 

pointment [as Continental Prize Agent]. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 7, 99 
1775 Pearson, James. Wilmington [Delaware]. To [George] 

CT - 30 Washington [Cambridge]. Requesting an ap 

pointment in the Army. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 103 

1775 R[eed,] J[oseph]. [Cambridge.] To Col. [John] Glover 

CT - 30 and [Stephen] Moylan [Salem or Marblehead]. 

Movements of companies to man armed vessels. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas 

Mifflin. M. IV, 137 



36 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Storrs, Experience. Cambridge. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 30 ton [Cambridge]. Requests a discharge for En 

sign [Isaac] Farewell. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1775 Trumbull, Joseph. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To [George] 

OCT. 30 Washington [Cambridge]. State of health and 

the Commissary business. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Nov. 2. 7, 102 
1775 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts] To George 
OCT. 30 Washington, Cambridge. Maj. [Benjamin] Tup- 
per s capture of vessels at [Martha s] Vineyard; 
suggests vessels be sent to Dartmouth; repairing 
brig; fitting out of the Washington and Harrison; 
powder. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 5 [6]. 

19, 93 

1775 Grates, Benjamin. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

OCT. 31 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for 

discharge. A. D. S. 1 p. Approved by Col. 
J[onathan] Brewer on verso. W 

1775 Randolph, Edmund. Cambridge. To [Capt.] Ephraim 

OCT. 31 Bowen, jr., Plymouth. Cannon for armed ves 

sels, etc. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 139 

[1775] Washington, George. [Cambridge.] To Capt. Nicholasson 

[OCT.] Broughton [Cambridge]. Instructions for cruis 

ing in the schooner Hannah. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 1, 235 

[1775] Bowen, Ephraim, jr. [Plymouth.] To [George] Washing 

ton. ?] ton [Cambridge]. Report of his visit to Water- 

town; preparation of Capt. [Daniel] Adams 
vessel; William Watson recommended as a 
proper Agent for Prizes. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

115, 13 

[1775] Cochran, William. [Cambridge.] To George Washington 

[OCT.] [Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. 1 p. Ap 

proved by Col. Paul Dudley Sargent. W 

[1775] Hitchcock, Daniel. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

[OCT.?] [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Approves 

resignation of Lt. [David] Richmond. 1 p. W 

[1775] Melcher, I[saac]. [Near Chaudiere?] To [Col. Thomas 
[OCT.] Mifflin ? Cambridge]. Sick in [Col. Daniel] Mor 

gan s corps; passage down the river. A. L. S. 
1 p. (On birch-bark.) Transmitted to Washing 
ton, 1775, Oct. 26. 7, 87 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 37 

1775 Moylan, Stephen and John Glover. [To George [Washing- 

OCT. ton, Cambridge]. Sailing of the armed schoon 

ers; flour; articles desired. A. L. S. of Moylan 
signed also by Glover. 7, 106 

[1775] [Sullivan, John.] [Winter Hill, Massachusetts.] Memo- 

[OCT.?] randum of names of officers in Sullivan s brigade 

who wish to resign. A. D. 1 p. W 

1775 Bowen, E[phraim]. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To [Lt.] 

Nov. 1 Col. Joseph Reed, Cambridge. Arming and fit 

ting vessels; [Benjamin] WormwelPs declina 
tion of a commission; cartridges, powder, etc. 
A.L. S. 2pp. 7,111 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] [Cambridge.] To Col. Joshua Went- 

Nov. l worth, Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. His du 

ties as agent for prizes. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. B. I, 55 
1775 Tailer, Gillam. Cambridge. To George Washington 
Nov. 1 [Cambridge]. Application for appointment. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 116 
1775 Washington,] G[eorge], Cambridge. To Joseph Trum- 
Nov. 2 bull [Lebanon, Connecticut]. Financial matters. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas 
Mifflin. M. IV, 142 

1775 Broughton, Nicholson. Nova Scotia. To [George] W T ash- 

Nov. 2 ington, Cambridge. Report of capture of sloop 

belonging to Enoch Rust, of Boston; news from 

Quebec. A. L. S. 2 pp. Memorandum A. D. S. 

of provisions taken from the prize. 1 p. 

7, 122-123 

1775 Broughton, Nicholson and John Selman. Nova Scotia. 

Nov. 2 Orders to Sergt. Benjamin Doak to carry sloop 

PJiebe to Beverly [Massachusetts] and report to 

[George] Washington. A. D. S. of Broughton 

signed also by Selman. 1 p. 7, 124 

1775 Council of War. Cambridge. On retention of officers in 

Nov - 2 the service; list of officers selected; question of 

allowing inhabitants of Boston to come out from 
the town; works at Dorchester Heights, pay and 
minor matters. Members: The Commander in 
chief; Maj. Genls. Ward, Lee, Putnam; Brig. 
Genls. Thomas, Heath, Spencer, Sullivan, Greene 
and Gates. 4 pp. In handwriting of Horatio 
Gates. F. I, 43 



38 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Martindale, Sion. Plymouth. [Massachusetts]. To [Lt.] 

Nov. 2 Col. [Joseph] Read [Cambridge]. Fitting out his 

vessel. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 126 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. [Cambridge.] To William Watson, 

Nov. 2 Plymouth. Disposition of Maj . [Benjamin] Tup- 

per s prizes; fitting out and miscellaneous mat 
ters relating to armed vessels. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 143 

Crossed out and marked "(not sent)." 

1775 Preston, Charles. Fort St. Johns. Articles of capitula- 

Nov. 2 tion proposed, with answers thereto. Contem 

porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1775, Nov. 7. 7, 167 

1775 Bowen, Ephraim, jr. Plymouth. To [Lt.] Col. Joseph 

Nov. 3 Reed, Cambridge. Sailing of armed vessels; re 

quest for nails; Capt. [John] Manly s vessel. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Memorandum of Horatio Gates 
ordering nails sent to Plymouth. 7, 128 

1775 Brown, John. Providence. To [George] Washington, 

Nov. 3 Cambridge. Arrival of powder and measures 

for defending the coast-towns; blast-furnace 

and cannon making. A. L. S. 2 pp. 7, 127 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Near St. Johns To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 3 Philip John Schuyler, Ticonderoga]. Capture of 

St. Johns; the situation. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1775, Nov. 7. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 474. 7, 170 

1775 St. Johns, (Canada) . Inventory of naval stores at the Fort. 

Nov. 3 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 

Nov. 7. 7, 169 

1775 St. Johns, (Canada) . Return of British officers taken at St. 

Nov. 3 Johns. 1 p. 

Return of French officers taken at St Johns. 
1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 
Nov. 6. 7, 161-2 

1775 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

Nov. 3 Washington, Cambridge. Wine from a wreck; 

sailing of armed vessels. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 130 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To George 

Nov. 4 Washington, Cambridge. Thanks for his ap- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 39 

pointment; seizure of a sloop off Misery Island; 
her cargo. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 5. 

7, 133 

[1775] Eayres, Joseph. [Cambridge?] Keturn of work done by 

[Nov. 4] his company of Artificers. 2 pp. W 

1775 "Hope." [London.] Inventory of ordnance stores laden 

Nov. 4 on board the Hope for transportation to Boston. 

3 pp. Endorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: 
"Invoice of the Hope Store Ship, Capt. Wilkin 
son, taken 17 May 1776." W 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

Nov. 5 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Success at Cham- 

blee; [Brig.] Gen. [Richard] Montgomery in Can 
ada; fitting out of armed vessels. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. In 
Ford, 3, 198. M. I, 125 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George 

Nov. 5 Washington, Cambridge]. Inventory of goods 

on board prize. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 136 

1775 M[oylan,] Sftephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson 

Nov. 5 [Beverly]. Disposition of prizes of armed ves 

sels. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 152 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To Col. Edmund Phin- 

Nov. 6 ney [Falmouth, Massachusetts]. Raising of 

troops to oppose landing of British from TI. M. S. 
Cerberus. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Baylor. W 

A letter-book copy is in M. IV, 155. 

1775 Broughton, Nicholson and John Selman. To George Wash- 

Nov. 6 ington, Cambridge. Capture of sloop of John 

Denny of New Haven. A. L. S. of Broughton, 

signed also by Selman. 1 p. 7, 164 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. [Cambridge.] To William Watson 

Nov - 6 [Plymouth]. Maj. [Benjamin] Tupper s captures; 

expectations, etc. of armed vessels. Letter-book 

copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 149 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 6 ington [Cambridge], Necessity of a Congres 

sional delegation visiting Ticonderoga; prepara 
tions necessary in event of the reduction of 
Canada; delay and disappointments in the Cana- 



40 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

dian campaign; [Brig.] Gen. [Richard] Mont 
gomery; contemplated moves against Montreal 
and St. Johns; list of Chamblee prisoners. L. S. 
6 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 77. 

7, 141 

1775 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

Nov. 6 Washington [Cambridge]. Capt. [William] Coit s 

captures. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 138 

1775 Washington, George. [Cambridge.] To Brig. Gen. [John] 

Nov. 7 Sullivan [Cambridge]. Orders to fortify Piscata- 

way harbor, seize tories, etc. D. S. 1 p. InFord, 

3, 206. B. I, 57 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 7 ington [Cambridge]. Capture of St. Johns by 

[Brig.] Gen. [Richard] Montgomery. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Nov. 16. 7, 166 

1775 Arnold, Benedict. Point Levi [Canada]. To [George] 

Nov. 8-14 Washington, Cambridge. His march; lack of 

provisions; [Lt.] Col. Roger Enos retreat; force 
at Quebec; capture of St. Johns and move on 
Quebec; his situation. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Dec. 5. 7, 174 

1775 Arnold, Benedict. St. Maria [Canada]. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov.*8 [Richard] Montgomery [Montreal]. Difficulties 

of his march and [Lt.] Col. [Roger] Enos s retreat; 
loss of letters to the British; enemy s strength 
at Quebec; intention to cross the St. Lawrence. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 22. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 475. 7, 224 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To George 

Nov. 8 Washington, Cambridge. Arrival of Sergt. [Ben- 

jamin] Doak and sloop [PJiebe]. A. L. S. 2pp. 

Answered Nov. 10. 7, 172 

1775 Moylan, Stephen. Cambridge. To Capt. Ephraim Bowen 

Nov. 8 [jr.] Plymouth. Capt. [William] Coit s prizes; 

Capt. [Sion] Martindale s crew; fitting out 

armed vessels, etc. Letter-book copy by Robert 

Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 156 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson, 

Nov. 8 Plymouth. Sale of prize cargoes and move 

ments of armed vessels. Letter-book copy by 
Moylan. M. IV, 156 



COEBESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 41 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George 

Nov. 9 Washington, Cambridge]. Capture of a schooner 

from Ireland. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 176 

1775 Enos, Roger. Brunswick near Kennebec. To [George] 

Nov. 9 Washington [Cambridge]. Explaining his re 

turn. A. L. S. 2 pp. 7, 177 

1775 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. To [Capt.] Jonathan Glover, 

Nov. 9 Marblehead. Ordering armed vessels to put to 

sea. Letter-book copy by Harrison. 

M. IV, 158 

Same to William Bartlett, Col. Joshua Wentworth, and William 
Watson. 

1775 Mcylan, Stephen. Cambridge. To [Capt.] Jonathan 

Nov. 9 Glover, Marblehead. Disposition of cargoes and 

crews of armed vessels. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. IV, 158 

1775 Craft, Benjamin. Winter Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

Nov. 10 George Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for 

discharge; offer to supply the Army with 100 

pair of shoes per month. D. S. 1 p. Note by 

Robert Hanson Harrison: "Discharged 11 Nov. 

1775" W 

1775 Glover, Jonathan. Marblehead [Massachusetts]. To 

Nov. 10 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Capture of 

lumber schooner by Capt. John Manly. A. L. S. 

1 p. 12, 190 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 

Nov. 10 written to William Bartlett [Beverly]. Armed 

vessels affairs. Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. TV, 159 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea. Orders to Sergt. [Abijah] 

Nov. 11 Hasting to remove stock from Pulling Point 

[near Boston]. A. D. S. 1 p. 

On verso is Hasting s A. D. S. report of fulfil 
ment of above order. Enclosed in Baldwin to 
Washington, 1775, Nov. 13. 7, 18 

1775 Massachusetts, House of Representatives. [Watertown]. 

Nov - n Proceedings in case of Dr. Benjamin Church [jr.]. 

Contemporary copy attested by Perez Morton. 
Dy. Secy. 1 p. 113, 7 

1775 Moylan, Stephen. Cambridge. To William Bartlett, 

Nov - H Beverly. Disputes with colonial authorities 

over prizes. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 161 



42 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Moylan, Stephen. Cambridge. To Capt. Jonathan 

Nov. 11 Glover, Marblehead. Seizure of an American 

vessel by Capt. [John] Manly. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. M. IV, 160 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Ticonderoga. To [the President 

Nov. 11 of Congress, Philadelphia]. [Brig.] Gen. [Rich 

ard] Montgomery and Col. [Benedict] Arnold in 
Canada; clothing for the troops; necessity of ar 
rangements for holding Canada; general ideas; 
strength of army necessary; batteaux, supplies, 
etc. Contemporary extract. 5 pp. Enclosed 
in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Dec. 15. 7, 304 

1775 Spalding, John. Cambridge. To Col. Experience Storrs 

Nov. 11 [Cambridge]. Recommends discharge of Ensign 

Caleb Stanley. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Storrs to Washington, 1775, Nov. 11. W 

1775 Storrs, Experience. Cambridge. To George Washington, 

Nov. 11 Cambridge. Request of Ensign [Caleb] Stanley 

for discharge. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Robert 

Hanson Harrison: "dischd. 12 Nov. 1775." W 

1775 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

Nov. 11 Washington [Cambridge]. Securing wine cast 

ashore. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 178 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To William Palfrey, 

Nov. 12 Portsmouth. Attitude of British; seizure of 

tories. Transcript. In Ford, 3, 217. 

B. 1,112 

1775 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To [Brig. Gen. John 

Nov. 12 Sullivan, Portsmouth]. Actions of British; seiz 

ure of tories. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Stephen Moylan. B. I, 59 

Same to Govs. Trumbull and Cooke. 

1775 Foster, Isaac. Cambridge. Certificate of disability of 

Nov. 12 Ensign Caleb Stanley. Printed form filled out 

and signed. 1 p. Enclosed in Storrs to Wash 
ington 1775, Nov. 11. W 

1775 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. Cambridge. To Col. 

Nov. 12 Loammi Baldwin, Chelsea. Seizure of cattle for 

Army. Letter-book copy by Harrison. 

M. IV, 161 



43 

1775 Montreal. Articles of Capitulation entered into by Brig. 

Nov. 12 Gen. Richard Montgomery and certain represent 

ative citizens with Montgomery s remarks there 
on. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 18. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1,477. 7, 208 

1775 Baldwin, Loammi. Chelsea [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington, Cambridge. Removal of stock from 

the coast; killing and selling same to the Army. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 180 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George 

Nov. 13 Washington, Cambridge]. Obedience to his 

orders; Capt. [John] Manly s claim on the 

schooner from Ireland. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 179 

1775 French, Christopher. Hartford. To [George Washing- 

Nov. 13 ton, Cambridge]. His right to wear his sword; 

criticism of Hartford. A. L. S. 2 pp. 7, 182 

[1775] Mongomery, Richard. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuy- 
Nov. 13 ler, Ticonderoga]. Capture of Montreal; [Col. 

Benedict] Arnold near Quebec; uneasiness on 
account of expiration of enlistments; need of 
reenforcements; his difficulties and vexations; 
need of gentlemen for officers. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1775, Nov. 18. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1,480. 7, 210 

1775 Thompson, William. [Cambridge.] To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 13 ington [Cambridge]. Requests discharge of Lt. 

[Henry] Cromer [Crone]. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

[1775] [Putnam, Rufus.] [Cambridge.] Memorandum of dis- 

[Nov. 14] tances in miles, perches, rods and yards from 

Gridley s Point, Leachmere s Barn and Cobble 
Hill to various points. A. D. 1 p. Endorsed 
by Washington: "Distances from Litchmores 
Point to Bunkers Hill Boston &c." W 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. Instructions to Henry 

Nov. 16 Knox, Esq. [Cambridge]. To obtain cannon and 

artillery stores from New York, Ticonderoga, 

Crown Point, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 3, 220. 

B. I, 61 

Knox was commissioned Col. of Continental Artillery regiment Nov. 17. 



44 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Cambridge. To M[aj.] Gen. 

Nov. 16 [Philip John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Canadian 

expedition; need of military stores. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har- 
son. M. I, 133 

1775 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

Nov. 16 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Introducing 

Henry Knox. Letter-book copy. In handwrit 
ing of Stephen Moylan. M. I, 134 
1775 Bowen, Ephraim. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To [Lt.] 
Nov. 16 Col. Joseph Reed [Cambridge]. Fitting out of 
Capt. [Sion] Martindale. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 192 
1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson, 
Nov. 16 Plymouth. Return of personal effects of pas 
sengers taken in prizes. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. IV, 162 

1775 [Putnam, Rufus.] [Cambridge.] Memorandum of distances 

Nov. 16 from Leachmere s Barn and Cobble Hill to cer 

tain points. A. D. 1 p. W 

1775 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Arte- 

Nov. 17 mas] Ward [Roxbury]. Anticipated sally from 

Boston; construction of batteries and surprise of 
Castle William Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 3, 
222. M. IV, 163 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

Nov. 17 John Schuyler, Ticonderoga]. Measures against 

[Sir Guy] Carleton; Col. [James] Easton s bat 
tery; boats. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 22. 

7,226 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson, 

Nov. 17 Plymouth. Sailing of Capt. [William] Coit. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 164 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson, 

Nov. 17 Plymouth. Disposition of a prize cargo. Let 

ter-book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 165 

1775 Britannicus. [Cambridge ?] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 18 [Roxbury]. Hitchborn s plan for capturing the 

Preston; difficulties in bringing her off; suggests 
application of the plan to the Boyne. A. L. S. 
2pp. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON" 45 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip Jolin]. Ticonderoga. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 18 ington [Cambridge]. Enclosing papers relative 

to surrender of Montreal; [Sir William] Howe s 

proclamation. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 28. 

7, 197 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John]. Ticonderoga. To [the President 

Nov. 18 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Difficulties of com 

mand in Canada; Schuyler s wish to retire; ne 
cessity of plan for paying the troops; soldiers re 
turning home; need of hard money; pork meat; 
raising of troops. Contemporary extract. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Dec. 
15. 7, 307 

1775 Dunbar, William. Return of British troops on board ves- 

Nov. 19 sels off La Valtrie. Tabular statement. Con 

temporary copy. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1775, Dec, 9. 7, 282 

1775 Gamble, Thomas. Return of stores on board vessels 

Nov. 19 bound for Quebec. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 

28. Endorsed as taken on the St. Lawrence 

near Montreal. 7, 244 

1775 Gamble, Thomas. Return of provisions on board vessels 

Nov. 19 lying opposite La Valtrie. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 

Nov. 28. Endorsed as taken on the St. Lawrence 

near Montreal. 7, 245 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

Nov. 19 John Schuyler, Ticonderoga]. Col. [Benedict] 

Arnold s surprise of Quebec; [Sir Guy] Carleton; 
need of clothing; James Livingston and forma 
tion of 1st Canadian Regiment ; Jesuits; paroling 
prisoners; powder; Niagara; hard money. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1775, Nov. 28. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 485. 7, 242 

1775 Anonymous. To [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Plan 

N v - 2 for importing powder and lead from France. 

A. L. S: "A Friend to America" 3 pp. 7, 214 

1775 Arnold, Benedict. Point aux Trembles [Canada]. To 

Nov. 20 [George] Washington, Cambridge. Arrival be 

fore Quebec; state of his cartridges; need of 
money, etc. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 489. 7, 212 



46 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1775 Arnold, Benedict. Point aux Trembles. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 20 [Richard] Montgomery [Montreal]. Lack of 

ammunition and other reasons for retiring from 
Quebec; preparations of enemy to stand a siege; 
mortars; Col. [Ethan] Allen and other prisoners 
sent to England; disposition of inhabitants; need 
of hard money. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 
Dec. 9. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 
487. 7, 283 

1775 Cooper, Thomas. Return of ordnance and ordnance 

Nov. 20 stores on board the different vessels [bound to 

Quebec]. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Nov. 28. 
Endorsed as taken on the St. Lawrence near 
Montreal. 7, 246 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [the President 

Nov. 20 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Clothing for troops 

in Canada; dwindling of army; recruiting mat 
ters; negligence in care of property. Contempo 
rary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1775, Dec. 15. 7, 309 

1775 Tmmbull, Joseph. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 20 Washington [Cambridge]. Health; flour supply; 

beef and pork arrangements and pay for same; 

payment for officers rations; estimate of cost of 

a day s ration. A. L. S. 3 pp. 7, 217 

1775 Brown, John. Providence [Rhode Island], To [George] 

Nov. 21 Washington, Cambridge. Pistol powder. A.L. S. 

1 p. 7, 219 

1775 Dunbar, William. List of British army officers on board 

Nov. 21 the vessels near Montreal. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 

Dec. 9. Endorsed: "... Made prisoners near 

Montreal." 7, 282 

1775 Thompson, William. Prospect Hill [near Boston]. To 

Nov. 21 [George] Washington, Cambridge. Leave of 

absence for Capt. George Nagle; filling of 

vacancies in his regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. 7,221 

1775 Glover, Jonathan. Marblehead [Massachusetts], To 

Nov. 22 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Disposal of 

the prize Ranger captured by the Lee. A. L. S. 

ip. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 4? 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] 

Nov. 22 Washington [Cambridge]. Col. [Benedict] Ar 

nold s merit; impatience of the New England 
troops for discharges; determination to resign. 
L. S. 2 pp. 7, 222 

1775 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To [Lt. 

Nov. 23 Col.] Stephen Moylan, Cambridge. Minor mat 

ters relating to the armed vessels; question of 
passengers money; sailing of Capts. [William] 
Coit and [Sion] Martindale. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Dec. 9. 7, 228 

1775 Washington, George. [Cambridge.] Commission to [Capt.] 

Nov. 24 Aaron Willard to proceed on secret service to 

Nova Scotia. Contemporary copy. B. I, 120 

A similar commission was issued to Moses Child. 

1775 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] Instructions to 

Nov. 24 Capt. Aaron Willard and Moses Child. Secret 

service in Nova Scotia. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
3, 233. B. I, 63 

1775 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [Massachusetts]. To Col. [Mo- 

Nov. 24 ses] Little [Cambridge?] Project of a road to 

Canada; importance of Quebec and New York, 

Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 7, 230 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

Nov. 24 John Schuyler, Ticonderoga]. Delays; need of 

hard money; disarming the tories; commis 
saries; desire for a committee of Congress; 
Canadian soldiers. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 
Dec. 9. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 
490. 7, 285 

1775 [Heath, William.] [Cobble Hill, Massachusetts.] Return 

Nov - 25 of state of arms and ammunition in his brigade. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. W 

1775 Bond, William. Prospect Hill [Near Boston]. To [George] 

- oy - 26 Washington [Cambridge]. A return of Massa 

chusetts officers recommended for commissions 
by the Council. D. S. 1 p. 7, 232 

1775 Knox, Henry. New York. To [George] Washington, Cam- 

- 27 bridge. Cannon from New York City. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Dec. 4. 

7, 234 



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1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 

Nov. 27 to [Capt.] Jonathan Glover [Marblehead]. Set 

tlement of salvage of a recapture. Letter-book 
copy by Moylan. M. IV, 167 

1775 Schuyler, P[hilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [the President 

Nov. 27 of Congress, Philadelphia]. Strength in Canada; 

troops returning home; raising of others; for 
warding of military stores; suggests removal of 
prisoners from Connecticut to Pennsylvania; 
troops leaving [Brig.] Gen. [Richard] Montgom 
ery; postal matters; boats and prisoners from 
St. Johns; [Sir Guy] Carleton s escape; clothing 
of New York troops. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Dec. 
15. 7, 310 

1775 Wentworth, Joshua. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

Nov. 27 Stephen Moylan [Cambridge]. Prize of the War- 

ren and Capt. [Daniel] Adams s merit. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 7, 236 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

Nov. 28 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. Canadian expe 

dition; reenlistments; want of supplies. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. 
In Ford, 3, 250. M. 1^ 139 

1775 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 28 [Artemas] Ward [Roxbury]. Re-enlistment of 

Connecticut troops. Letter-book copy. 

M. IV, 167 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To [George] 

Nov. 28 Washington [Cambridge]. Capture of Montreal 

and Brig. Gen. [Richard] Prescott and escape of 
[Sir Guy] Carleton; cannon and mortars; Pres- 
cott s treatment of Col. [Ethan] Allen and other 
American officers; strength of American force in 
Canada and reenforcement. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Dec. 18. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 85. 7, 240 

1775 Arnold, Benedict. Point aux Trembles [Canada]. A gen- 

Nov. 29 eral return of his detachment. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 2 pp. Signed also by Christian 
Febiger as adjutant. Enclosed in Arnold to 
Washington, 1775, Dec. 5. 7, 259 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 49 

1775 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill [Massachusetts], To [George] 

Nov. 29 Washington [Cambridge]. Recommends dis 

charge of Ensign [Zebulon] Drew. A. L. S. 1 p. 

W 

1775 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

Nov. 29 Washington, Cambridge. Discontent of Capt. 

[Sion] Martindale s crew; Capt. [William] Coit 
driven into Barnstable. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Dec. 1. 7, 247 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Instructions to John 

Nov. 30 G. Frazer [Cambridge ?]. Impressment of teams. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. I, 65 

1775 Gill, Moses and John Pitts. Watertown [Massachusetts]. 

Nov. 30 To George Washington, Cambridge. Recom 

mending Gillam Tailer. A. L. S. of Pitts signed 
also by Gill. 7,118 

1775 Homans, J[ohn]. Near Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. 

Nov. 30 Certificate of disability of John Wetherbee. 

A. D. S. 1 p. With recommendation of Col. 
[Benjamin] R[uggles] Woodbridge for Wether- 
bee s discharge. W 

1775 Eustis, W[illiam]. [Roxbury ?] To Capt. [Ezra] Badlam 

DEC. 1 [On the lines ?] Recommends discharge of 

Thomas Clevland. A. L. S. 1 p. Agreement to 

the discharge by Badlam. Endorsed by Robert 

Hanson Harrison: " dischd. 2d Deer. 1775 " W 

1775 General Court-martial. Cambridge. Proceedings in trial 

DEC. 1 of Lt. Col. [Roger] Enos for leaving the detach 

ment under Col. [Benedict] Arnold and returning 
home without permission of his commanding offi 
cer. Transcript. C. C. 169, 1, 138 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson, 

DEC. 1 Plymouth. Mutinous spirit of crews of armed 

vessels; fitting out; Capt. [Sion] Martindale. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas 

Mifflin and Moylan. M. IV, 170 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To Col. Joshua Went- 
worth [Portsmouth]. Disposition of prizes. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mif- 
flin. M. IV, 169 

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50 

1775 Putnam, Israel. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 1 [Cambridge]. Recommending Col. Henry Bab- 

cock for brigadier general. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 1, 313 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Bartlett, 

DEC. 2 Beverly. Seizure of sloop PTiebe. Letter-book 

copy. In handwriting of Thomas Mifflin. 

M. IV, 173 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Bartlett 

DEC. 2 and Capt. John [Jonathan] Glover [Beverly and 

Marblehead]. Case of vessel captured while sup 
plying the enemy. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 174 
1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Return of artillery at Ticonder- 
DEC. 2 oga and Crown Point. Tabular statement. Ip. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, 
Dec. 9. 7, 278 
1775 Glover, Jonathan. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George] 
DEC. 3 Washington [Cambridge]. Capt. [John] Manly s 
capture of the ship Concord. A. L. S. 1 p. 

7, 253 

1775 Wentworth, Joshua. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

DEC. 3 Stephen Moylan, Cambridge. Report of prizes 

taken off mouth of the St. Lawrence ; disposal of 

their cargoes; Capt. [Daniel] Adams s crew. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 14. 7, 254 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Col. Alexander 

DEC. 4 McDougall [New York]. Forwarding of cannon 

for use of the army. Letter-book copy. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. IV, 175 

1775 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. To William Bartlett, Bev- 

DEC. 4 erly. Prize taken off Cape Ann. Letter-book 

copy by Harrison. M. IV, 177 

1775 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. Cambridge. To William 

DEC. 4 Palfrey [Portsmouth]. Disposition of ships and 

cargoes captured from British. Letter-book 

copy by Harrison. M. IV, 176 

Same to Col. John Glover. 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To [Capt.] Jonathan 

DEC. 4 Glover and William Bartlett [Marblehead and 

Beverly]. Capture of British merchant vessels. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 175 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 51 

1775 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To Stephen 

DEC. 4 Moylan, Cambridge. Settlement of difficulties 

in Capt. [Sion] Martindale s crew; Capt. [William] 

Coit refitting. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 

14. 7, 256 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Col. [Benedict] 

DEC. 5 Arnold [Quebec]. Canadian expedition; cap 

tures by armed vessels; Col. [Roger] Enos s re 
treat. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 3, 268. 

M. I, 145 

1775 Washington,]. G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 5 [Philip John] bchuyler [Ticonderoga]. The Ca 

nadian expedition; Col. [Benedict] Arnold; dis 
cipline and Schuyler s retirement. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. In Ford, 3, 267. Iff. I, 146 

1775 Arnold, Benedict. Before Quebec. To [George Washing- 

DEC. 5 ton, Cambridge]. Junction with [Brig.] Gen. 

[Richard] Montgomery and siege of Quebec. 

L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 

1, 87. 7, 258 

1775 Knox, Henry. Fort George. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 5 [Cambridge]. Ordnance at Ticonderoga and 

measures for forwarding it to camp. A. L. S. 

2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 86. 

7, 261 

A list, in Knox s handwriting, of the ordnance, etc., to be shipped to 
Cambridge is in 7, 263. 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Near Heights of Abraham [Que- 

DEC - 5 bee]. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Al 

bany]. Junction with [Col. Benedict] Arnold; 
strength of Quebec; promises made to troops to 
retain them in service; force necessary to hold 
Canada; return called for from [Brig.] Gen. 
[David] Wooster; reenlistment of troops. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1776, Jan. 5. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 1, 492. 7, 21 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Bartlett 

DEC - 5 [Beverly]. Money for defraying expenses. Let 

ter-book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 179 



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1775 M[oylan f ] S[tephen]. [Cambridge.] To Capt. Peleg Wads- 

DEC. 5 worth [Roxbury ?]. Examination of Cape Cod 

for defense. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 177 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson, 

DEC. 5 Plymouth. Information and instructions to 

privateers. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 178 

1775 Palfrey, William. Salem [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

DEC. 5 Washington [Cambridge]. Forwarding ordnance 

stores to camp; disposal of cargoes of prizes. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 264 

1775 Varnum, [James Mitchell]. Prospect Hill [Massachusetts]. 

DEC. 5 To [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Case of 

Ralph Morgan. A. L. S. in 3d person. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: "Col. 
Varnum to discharge him 5 Deer. 75." W 

1775 Fellows, John. Dorchester [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

DEC. 6 Gen. [Artemas] Ward [Roxbury]. Report of 

boat movements at Boston. Recent copy. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Washington. 7, 318 

1775 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. Cambridge. To Brig. 

DEC. 8 Gen. [John] Thomas [Roxbury]. Appointment 

of Capt. [Simeon?] Hazleton to a vacancy. 
Letter-book copy by Harrison. M. IV, 182 
1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To Col. [John] Glover 

DEC. 8 [Marblehead]. Disposition of certain prizes. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Thomas 
Mifflin. M. IV, 181 

1775 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Albany. To [the President of 

DEC. 8 Congress, Philadelphia]. Necessity of reenforce- 

ment for Canada; shoes and stockings for troops; 
settlement of troops accounts; repair of bar 
racks; case of Lt. [Jeremiah] Halsey; feeding of 
prisoners; loss of batteaux; visit of the Six 
Nation sachems; behavior of prisoners; Col. 
[Henry] Knox and the artillery; mutinous spirit 
in the Army. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1775, Dec. 15. 

7,312 

1775 Thomas, John. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George 

DEC. 8 Washington, Cambridge]. Desires Capt. [Sim 

eon?] Hazleton appointed to a vacancy. L. S. 
l. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 53 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George 

DEC. 9 Washington, Cambridge]. Capture of prizes by 

Capt. [John] Manly. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 287 

1775 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Receipt to [George] Wash- 

Dec. 9 ington for firelocks and accoutrements. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1775 Prescott, William. Sewall s Point [Massachusetts]. To 

DEC. 9 [George Washington, Cambridge]. Willingness 

to discharge Lt. James Russell. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: "Lieut. 
Russell dischargd 9 Deer. 75." W 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 9 ton [Cambridge]. Enclosing return of artillery 

at Crown Point and Ticonderoga; recommenda 
tions to Congress for next [Canadian] campaign; 
Col. [Benedict] Arnold and Quebec. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Dec. 18. 7, 276 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 9 ton [Cambridge]. Conference with Six Nations; 

necessity of reenforcing Canada; arrangements 
with Col. [Henry] Knox at Fort George; attempt 
of prisoners to escape. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Dec. 18. 7, 279 
1775 [Knox, Henry.] [Fort George.] List of cannon and mor- 
DEC. 10 tars brought from Ticonderoga. 2 pp. En 
closed in Knox to Washington, 1775, Dec. 17. 

7, 325 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] [Cambridge.] To William Bartlett 

DEC. 10 [Beverly]. -Disposition of prizes and other armed 

vessels affairs. Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. IV, 183 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson, 

DEC. 10 Beverly. Prizes taken; treatment of prisoners; 

disposition of cargoes, etc. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

Extract in Ford, 3, 271, note. M. IV, 182 

1775 Trott, George. Braintree [Massachusetts]. To Maj. John 

DEC. 10 Crane, Roxbury. Declining appointment in the 

artillery. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Robert 

Hanson Harrison. 7, 288 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George 

DEC. n Washington, Cambridge]. Forwarding cargo of 

the Concord. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 290 



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1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

DEC- 11 Washington [Cambridge]. Petition of Committee 

of Safety of Beverly for guns and ammunition to 
protect the town. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 291 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To Thomas 

DEC. 11 Crafts, jr., Maiden. Vacant majority in the 

artillery regiment. Letter-book copy by Har 
rison. M. IV, 184 
1775 H[arrison,] R[obert Hanson]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. 
DEC. 11 [Artemas] Ward [Roxbury]. Guard for prison 
ers going to Connecticut. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Stephen Moylan. M. IV, 185 
1775 Morgan, John. [Roxbury.] To [George] Washington 
DEC. 12 [Cambridge]. Hospital at Roxbury and general 
hospital matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 1, 343 

1775 Morgan, John. Cambridge. Certificate of service of 

DEC. 12 William Aspinwall and Lemuel Heyward as Sur 

geons in [the Continental] hospital at Roxbuiy. 
A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To Col. [Loammi] 

DEC. 13 Baldwin, Chelsea. Danger of smallpox from 

persons coming out of Boston. Letter-book 
copy by Harrison. M. IV, 185 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Watson 

DEC. 13 [Plymouth]. Capt. [John] Manly and privateer 

news ; expenditure for fitting out the Washington 
and Harrison. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 186 & 191 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

DEC. 14 Washington [Cambridge]. Forwarding supplies 

of lemons, pickles, etc., taken in prizes. A. L. S. 

1 p. 7, 297 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To Col. Joshua Went- 

DEC. 14 worth. [Portsmouth]. Disposal of a prize cargo; 

release of certain vessels and other privateer mat 
ters. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Thomas Mifflin. M. IV, 186 

1775 [Rogers, Robert.] Medford [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

DEC. 14 Washington [Cambridge]. Explanation of his 

presence. [Signature missing.] 2 pp. In Sparks, 

Letters to Washington, 1, 92. 7, 298 



COREESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 55 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Bartlett, 

DEC. 15 Beverly. Disposition of prize cargoes. Letter- 

book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 187 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. Memorandum 

DEC. 15 of letter to William Bartlett, Beverly. Cannon 

and powder. Letter-book copy by Harrison. 

M. IV, 187 

1775 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John] Albany. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 15 ton [Cambridge]. Dwindling of Army in Canada; 

efforts of [Col.] Guy Johnson to engage the Six 
Nations against the Colonies; reprimand of the 
Mohawks; Col. [Henry] Knox at Fort George- 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 24. 7, 302 

1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

DEC. 16 Washington, Cambridge. Escape of prisoners 

from Boston; scarcity of food in the city. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 314 

1775 [Dodge, Richard.] Chelsea [Massachusetts]. To [George 

DEC. 16 Washington, Cambridge]. Report of boat move 

ments at Boston. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 316 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To Ruth Tilley, 

DEC. 16 New Haven [Connecticut]. Exchange of [Ensign 

Edward?] Tilley. Letter-book copy by Harri 
son. M. IV, 189 

[1775] Huntington, Jedidiah, Samuel Wyllys and Samuel H[olden] 

[DEC. 16) Parsons. To [George Washington, Cambridge]. 

Introducing Stephen Keyes. A. L. S. of Hunt 
ington, signed also by the others. 1 p. 7, 322 

[1775] Keyes, Stephen. [Cambridge.] To [George Washington, 

[DEC. 16] Cambridge]. Applying for a commission in the 

Army. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 321 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Before Quebec. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 16 [David] Wooster [Montreal]. Artillery and plan 

of attack on Quebec; difficulties; need of money 
and shirts. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Jan. 5. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 495. 

8, 19 

1775 Spencer, Joseph. Roxbury, To [George] Washington, 

16 Cambridge. Recommending Stephen Keyes for 

a lieutenantcy. L. S. 1 p. 7, 320 



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1775 Wadsworth, Peleg. [Cape Cod?] To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 16 ton [Cambridge]. Report on Cape Cod harbor. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 318 

1775 Washington,] G[eorge], Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

DEC. 17 temas] Ward [Roxbury]. Passes to go to the 

lines. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 190 

1775 Dodge, Richard. Chelsea [Massachusetts]. To [George 

DEC. 17 Washington, Cambridge]. Report of conditions 

in Boston. A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 315 

1775 Knox, Henry. Fort George. To [George] Washington, 

DEC. 17 Cambridge. Preparations to forward the artil 

lery to Cambridge; cartridges; Col. [Benedict] 
Arnold and [Maj.] Gen. [Richard] Montgomery 
at Quebec. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 94. 7, 323 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Bartlett 

DEC. 17 [Beverly]. Stealing from prize cargoes. Letter- 

1 book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 188 

1775 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill [near Boston]. To [George] 

DEC. 17 Washington [Cambridge]. Examination and 

opinion of Maj. [Robert] Rogers. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 96. 7, 300 

1775 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Sir William Howe, 

DEC. 18 Boston]. Retaliation for treatment of Col. 

[Ethan] Allen. Contemporary attested copy by 

Stephen Moylan. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 1, 361 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

DEC. 18 John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. The Canadian ex 

pedition; [Col. Ethan] Allen s treatment; Maj. 
[Robert] Rogers. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
3, 288. M. I, 159 

1775 Penet [Pierre] and [Emanuel] De Pliarne. Providence 

DEC. 18 [Rhode Island]. To [George Washington, Cam 

bridge]. Their departure [for Philadelphia]. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French) 7, 327 

Translation by Stephen Moylan, 115, 52. 

1775 Spencer, Joseph. Roxbury. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 18 [Cambridge]. Recommending [William] Peck for 

a commission. L. S. 1 p. 7, 326 

1775 Wooster, David. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

DEC. 18 Schuyler, Albany], Furloughing and pay of the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON" 57 

Connecticut troops. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Jan. 5. 

8, 18 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter to 

DEC. 19 [Capt.] Jonathan Glover, Marblehead. Return of 

captured vessels to owners. Letter-book copy by 
Moylan. M. IV, 190 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

DEC. 20 Washington [Cambridge]. Restitution of per 

sonal property to prisoners; sale of oats and corn 
on the Betsey and disposal of other cargoes. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 331 

1775 Bartlett, William. Beverly. To Thomas Mifflin, Cam- 

DEC. 20 bridge. Disposal of corn and oats on the Betsey. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 7, 332 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson]. Cambridge. To Col. 

DEC. 20 [Loammi] Baldwin, Chelsea. Application for a 

family to come out of Boston. Letter-book copy 
by Harrison. M. IV, 191 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 21 [Joseph] Spencer, Roxbury. [William] Peck s 

adjutantcy. Letter-book copy by Harrison. 

M. IV, 191 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. 

DE C. 21 [Artemas] Ward, Roxbury. [Lt. Henry] Cham 

pion s letter and prisoners to be sent to Con 
necticut. Letter-book copy by Harrison. 

M. IV, 191 

1775 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Boston. To George Washington, 

DEC - 21 Cambridge. [Sir Guy] Carleton s treatment of 

[Col. Ethan] Allen; resentment of Washington s 

language. A. L. S. 1 p. See: Ford, 3, 284, 

note. 7, 348 

1775 Richmond, Ebenezer. [Cambridge.] To George Washing- 

DEC. 21 ton [Cambridge]. State of his case; validity of 

his appointment [by Dr. Benjamin Church, jr.]; 
his pay ; submits matter to Washington. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Attestation of truth of Dr. Richmond s 
representation by Col. Thomas Church. An 
swered Dec. 23. 113, 17 

1775 Woodbridge, [Benjamin] R[uggles]. Cambridge. Certifi- 

DEC - 22 cate of willingness to discharge Sergt. Joseph 

Foster. A. D. S. 1 p. On verso Woodbridge 



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certifies to the town of Ware having sent one 
man more than its quota. Note by Robert 
Hanson Harrison: " discharge! 22 Deer. 1775" 

W 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To Col. [Thomas 

DEC. 23 Church [Prospect Hill?] Dr. [Ebenezer] Rich 

mond s case. Letter-book copy by Harrison. 

M. IV, 192 

1775 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

DEC. 23 Washington, Cambridge. Recapture of a British 

prize and exchange of Jacob Taylor. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Dec. 26. 7, 335 

1775 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

DEC. 24 . John] Schuyler [Ticonderoga]. His and [Maj. 

Gen. Richard] Montgomery s inclination to quit 
the service; British and Indians. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. In Ford, 3, 292. M. I, 163 
1775 Calbeck, Phillip. Winter Harbor, Massachusetts. To 
DEC. 24 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Gratitude 
for favor shown. A. L. S. 2 pp. 7, 341 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 25 [Artemas] Ward [Roxbury]. Removal of hay. 

Letter-book copy by Harrison. M. IV, 193 
1775 lyon, James. Machias [Massachusetts]. To George Wash- 

DEC. 25 ington [Cambridge]. Suggesting an attack on 

Nova Scotia. A. L. S. 4 pp. 7, 249 

1775 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Bartlett, 

DEC. 25 Beverly. Need of corn and oats at camp; pri 

vateers. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 193 

1775 Stanhope, H. E. Northampton (Massachusetts]. To 

DEC. 25 [George] Washington, Cambridge. Requesting 

exchange. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 4. 

7,351 

1775 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 26 [John] Thomas [Roxbury]. Appointments. Let 

ter-book copy by Harrison. M. IV, 194 

1775 Montgomery, Richard. Before Quebec. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 26 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Officers stir 

ring up discontent among the troops; reenforce- 
ment needed; pay for troops and the Continen 
tal paper money; [James] Price s valuable serv- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 59 

ices; Montgomery s retirement from command; 
divided state of troops. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Jan. 13. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 497. 8, 57 
1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 
DEC. 26 to [Capt.] Jonathan Glover [Marblehead]. A 
recaptured vessel. Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. IV, 194 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 

DEC. 26 to William Watson [Plymouth]. Application to 

[Sir William] Howe for exchange of prisoners. 
Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. IV, 194 

1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 

DEC. 28 to William Bartlett [Beverly]. Advertisement 

of sales of prize goods. Letter-book copy by 

Moylan. M. IV, 194 

1775 Gates, Horatio. Cambridge. General return of the Con- 

D.EC. 30 tinental Army. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. C. C. 152, 1, 399 
1775 Arnold, Benedict]. Before Quebec. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 31 [David] Wooster, Montreal. Account of assault 

on Quebec and his repulse. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Jan. 13. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 499. 8, 54 

1775 Campbell, Donald. Holland House [near Quebec]. To 

DEC. 31 [Brig.] Gen. [David] Wooster [Montreal]. Ac 

count of the attack on Montreal; the present 
situation. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Jan. 13. 

8, 55 

[1775] Calbeck, Phillip and Thomas Wright. To [George] 
[DEC.] Washington [Cambridge], Account of treatment 

received from Capts. [Nicholson] Broughton and 
[John] Selman. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 

7,343 

[1775] Varaum, James Mitchell. [Cambridge.] To [George] 

[DEC.] Washington [Cambridge]. Recommending Maj. 

Christopher Greene, Capt. Thomas Holden and 
John Singer Dexter for promotion. A. L. S. 
1 p. Auto, signed endorsement of above officers 
by Nathanael Greene. 7, 357 



60 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1775?] [Washington, George.] "An estimate of the charge and 
Expence of an Army composed of 15,000 private 
Men, with the General, and Staff Officers neces 
sary for such a body of Infantry." A. D. 1 p. 

M. 1,401 

[1775] Washington, George. Memoranda of bearings from Grid- 

ley s Point and First station, north end of Cobble 
Hill. Auto, draft. 1 p. W 

[1775] [Washington, George.] Rough sketch of the town of 

Boston and the surrounding country. A. D. 
1 p. M. 1, 1 

[1775] Dodge, William. [Cambridge.] To [George] Washington 

[Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. D. S. 
1 p. Consented to by [Col.] R[ichard] Gridley. 

W 

[1775?] [Gates, Horatio.] Memorandum of estimate of expense 
of the Army; pay charge of general and staff 
officers and of officers, troops, etc. of Massachu 
setts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hamp 
shire and a general estimate of total expense. 
A. D. 3 pp. W 

[1775] [Gates, Horatio.] Memorandum of estimate of pay for the 

Commander in chief and staff officers. A. D. 
1 p. W 

[1775] [Gates, Horatio.] Estimate of pay expense of the Army. 
A. D. 2 pp. W 

1775 Ordnance stores. [Cambridge.] List of ordnance stores 

necessary for the Continental Army. 1 p. W 

[1775] Russell, Thomas. [Cambridge.] To [George] Washington 

[Cambridge]. Petition for discharge. A. D. S. 
1 p. Countersigned by Lt. Col. Israel Hutchin- 
son and Capt. Nathan Brown. W 

[1775] Welch, William and Others. [Cambridge.] To George 

Washington [Cambridge]. Petition for reem- 
bursement for losses suffered while on [Col. Bene 
dict Arnold s] expedition to Quebec. 1 p. W 

1776 Continental Army, Officers. A record book containing the 
JAN. 1 names of officers of the Artillery and the twenty 

seven Continental regiments of foot, with other 
miscellaneous matter. 1 vol. 31 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and marked 
by him: "Regimental Book 1776." W 

The names of officers of the First Regiment are omitted. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 61 

1776 Crane, John. Commission as major in Knox s artillery. 

JAN. l Printed form, filled out. D. S. John Hancock. 

1 p. Enclosed in Crane to Washington, 1779, 

Mar. 16. W 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Cambridge. Certificate of Jeduthan 

JAN. l Baldwin s service. A. D. S. 1 p. 8, 3 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen] [Cambridge.] Memorandum of pay 

JAN. l advanced to [Capt John] Manly and crew. A. D. 

1 p. B. I, 95 

1776 Moylan, Stephen. [Cambridge]. To [Winthrop Sargent, 

JAN. 1 Cape Ann]. Instructions as agent for Continental 

armed vessels. Auto, draft. 3 pp. B. I, 67 

1776 Campbell, Donald. Before Quebec. To [Brig. Gen. David 

JAN. 2 Wooster, Montreal]. Troops demanding dis 

charges; necessity of reenforcements; need of 
medicines and bullets. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Jan. 13. 8, 53 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 2 [Artemas] Ward [Roxbury]. Guard for military 

stores at Squantum. Letter-book copy by Har 
rison. M. IV, 194 

Dated inadvertently 1775. 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Capt.] Jonathan 

JAN. 3 Glover, Marblehead; William Bartlett, Beverly 

and William Watson, Plymouth. Resolve of 

Congress regarding prizes. Letter book copy. 

In handwriting of George Baylor. M. IV, 195 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 3 [Artemas] Ward [Cambridge]. Permission for 

Capt. [Moses] Kellogg to take command of Capt. 

[Jonas] Hubbard s company. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

8, 13 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Roxbuiy [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JAN. 3 Washington [Cambridge]. Request for a com 

mand for Capt. [Moses] Kellogg. A. L. S. 1 p. 

8, 12 

[1776] lee, CQiarles]. [Cambridge.] To [George Washington, 

JAN. 5 Cambridge]. Necessity of protecting New York 

and plan proposed. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, 

Letters to Washington, 1, 106. 8, 23 



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1776 Price, James. Montreal. To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

JAN. 5 Schuyler [Albany]. Introducing [Edward] Antill. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 

to Washington, 1776, Jan. 13. 8, 52 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 5 ton [Cambridge]. His retirement; narrow jeal 

ousy of Connecticut troops; charge against [Brig. 
Gen. Richard] Prescott [cruel treatment of Col. 
Ethan Allen]; Maj. [Robert] Rogers; fears for 
Canada; forwarding of cannon [to Cambridge]; 
request of [Thomas] Gamble for an exchange. 
L. S. 5 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 108. 8, 14 

1776 Wooster, David. Montreal. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] 

JAN. 5 Schuyler" [Albany]. Defeat at Quebec and need 

of reenforcements; [James] Price s assistance; 
need of hard money; necessity of rapid action; 
general measures adopted. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Jan. 13. 8, 50 

1776 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George 

JAN. 6 Washington, Cambridge]. Requesting explana 

tion of resolve of Congress [of Dec. 19, 1775] 
respecting capture of transports. A. L. S. 1 p. 

8, 28 

1776 Wooster, David. Montreal. To [Col. Seth Warner, Ver- 

JAN. 6 mont]. Defeat at Quebec; requests aid from 

the Green Mountain Boys. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 

Jan. 13. 8, 48 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] [Cambridge.] Memorandum of letter 

JAN. 7 to William Watson [Plymouth]. Capt. [William] 

Coit s schooner. Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. IV, 195 

1776 [Putnam, Rufus.] Description of Narragansett Bay, 

JAN. 7 Rhode Island. To Accompany the Map of the 

7th January 1776. Presented to His Excellency 

George Washington Esqr. by Lt. Col. Putnam." 

2 pp. W 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Instructions to Maj. 

JAN. 8 Gen. [Charles] Lee [Cambridge]. Defense of New 

York city. Auto, draft. 3 pp. In Ford, 3, 

327. B. I, 71 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 63 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 

JAN. 8 to William Bartlett [Beverly, Massachusetts]. 

Purchase of cannon of the Lee. Letter-book 

copy by Moylan. M. IV, 196 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Col. [William 

JAN. 10 Alexander,] Lord Stirling, New York. Troops 

for defense of New York, Long Island and the 

Hudson. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. M. I, 178 

1776 King, George. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To [Lt. 

JAN. 10 Col.] Stephen Moylan [Cambridge]. Forwarding 

invoice; his account. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 41 

1776 Knight, John. Northampton [Massachusetts]. To 

JAN. 10 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Requesting 

relief from captivity. A. L. S. 2 pp. 5, 35 

1776 {Moylan, Stephen.] [Cambridge.] To [William Bartlett, 

JAN. lo Beverly, Massachusetts]. Fitting out of armed 

vessels. Letter-book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 196 

In Force s Archives, IV, 4, 625, this letter is attributed to Harrison. 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 

JAN. 10 to Col. [Joshua] Wentworth, Portsmouth. Flour 

and potatoes captured in a prize. Letter-book 
copy by Moylan. M. IV, 199 

1776 Wentworth, Joshua. Portsmouth [New Hampshire] To 

JAN. 10 [George] Washington [Cambridge], Forwarding 

letters and newspapers; sailing of store-ships 
from England. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 
14. 8, 37 

1776 Wentworth, Joshua. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

JAN. 10 [Lt. Col.] Stephen Moylan [Cambridge]. Letters 

and newspapers from England; cargo of pota 
toes. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 39 
1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Col. [Benedict] 
JAN. 12 Arnold [before Quebec]. Need of the supplies 
supposed to be in Quebec; Canadian Army and 
arrangement of officers; recruiting and pay ar 
rearages. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Stephen Moylan. In Ford, 3, 334. M. IV, 198 
1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Maj .] Gen. [Rich- 
J AN - 12 ard] Montgomery [Canada]. Needs of Army; 
hopes of powder, blankets, clothing, etc. from 
Quebec. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Stephen Moylan. M. IV, 197 

Montgomery was killed in the assault of Quebec, Dec. 31, 1775. 



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1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Commission to Wil- 

JAN. [12?] Ham Marony as Provost-marshal. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Joseph Reed. B. I, 75 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. Instructions to Wil- 

JAN. 12 liam Marony [Cambridge]. Treatment of pris 

oners, etc. D. S. 2pp. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. B. I, 81 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Cambridge. To Col. Alexander] 

JAN. 13 McDougall, New York. Need of cannon, artil 

lery, stores, powder etc. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. I, 184 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 13 ton [Cambridge]. Death of [Maj. Gen. Richard] 

Montgomery, wounding of [Col. Benedict] Arnold 
and need of immediate reenforcement in Canada; 
postponement of his retirement. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 18. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 114. 8, 44 
1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [the President of 
JAN. 13 Congress, Philadelphia]. Failure of attack on 
Quebec; need of reenforcements; move against 
the tories; recruiting. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Jan. 13. 8, 46 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Before Quebec. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 14 ington [Cambridge]. Repulse at Quebec and 

panic; the present situation; [James] Price s aid; 
force necessary in Canada; Washington s ap 
proval of Arnold s conduct; conduct of the 
troops. List of the killed and wounded. A. L. S. 
5 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 116. 

8, 59 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Establishing seniority of 

JAN. 14 rank appointments. Contemporary copy by 

Livingston. Enclosed in Livingston to Wash- 
ton, 1777, May 19. 15, 268 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To [Col.] Joshua 

JAN. 14 Wentworth, Portsmouth. Personal matters; 

hopes for armed vessels. Letter-book copy by 

Harrison. M. IV, 199 

1776 Hopkins, Mark. [Berkshire County, Massachusetts.] To 

JAN. 15 Col. [James] Barret [Middlesex]. Forwarding 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 65 

copy of Gen. Wooster s letter of Jan. 6, g. v. 

calling for reenforcements for Canada. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 8, 82 

1776 lee, Charles. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 15 ington [Cambridge], Requesting parole for Maj. 

[Christopher] French. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 79 

1776 Veuillelongue, . Mole St. Nicolas [Cuba?]. To 

JAX. 15 [George Washington, Cambridge]. Offering his 

services and introducing a Mr. Hamilton. A. L. S. 
2 pp. (In French.) 8, 64 

1776 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

JAN. 15 Washington, Cambridge. Libelling of prizes of 

the Harrison; her good points; Capt. Charles 
Dyer. A. L. S. 3 pp. 8, 42 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 16 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. His resigna 

tion; Canadian situation; Caughnawaga Indians; 
Connecticut troops, etc. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 
Ford, 3, 348. M. I, 186 

1776 lee, Charles. New Haven [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JAN. 16 Washington, Cambridge. Raising of men; dis 

banding of Col. [David] Waterbury s regiment; 
need of troops in Canada and for defense of New 
York. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 23. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 124. 8, 67 
1776 Notlimah, Trebor. [New] York. To James Hamilton, 

JAX. 10 near Newburgh [New York]. Personal matters 

[with several words in cipher]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: "Inter- 
cepd. Letter." 60, 9 

1776 Stanhope, H. E. Northampton [Massachusetts]. To 

J AN - 1( J [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Treatment 

received; exchange; request to enter Boston. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 8, 71 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Cambridge. To William 

J AN - I? Bartlett, Beverly. British sailors to serve on 

the armed vessels. Letter-book copy by Har 
rison. M. IV, 200 
1776 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill [near Boston]. To [Brig.] 
J AN - 17 Gen. [Horatio] Gates, Cambridge. Request of 
Newburyport gentlemen for shot for a privateer. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 73 

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1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

JAN. 18 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Situation in Canada; 

reenforcements. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
3, 355. M. I, 191 

1776 Council of War. Cambridge. On necessity of an attack 

JAN. 18 on Boston; need of troops; scarcity of arms. 

Members: The Commander in chief; John Adams; 
James Warren; Maj. Genls. Ward, Putnam; 
Brig. Genls. Heath, Spencer, Sullivan, Greene 
and Gates. 2 pp. In handwriting of Gates. 
See: Ford, 3, 361. F. I, 51 

1776 Council of War. Cambridge. On failure of Quebec ex- 

JAN. 18 pedition and reenforcements for Canada. Mem 

bers: The Commander in chief; John Adams; 
Maj. Genls. Ward, Putnam; Brig. Genls. Heath, 
Spencer, Sullivan, Greene and Gates. Contem 
porary copy attested by Perez Morton. 2 pp. 
See: Ford, 3, 361. F. 1,55 

1776 Enos, Roger. Cambridge. To George Washington [Cam- 

JAN. 18 bridge]. Requesting leave to resign. A. L. S. 

1 p. 8, 78 

1776 Rammon, Peter. Ulster County [New York]. Affidavit 

JAN. 19 of seeing Col. [Ethan] Allen in irons. Sworn 

before Wm. Elsworth. D. S. 

Allen, Levi. Affidavit respecting above oath. Sworn be 
fore Saml. Forbes. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Allen to Washington, 1776, Jan. 27. 8, 126 

1776 Snyder, Johannis. Ulster County [New York]. Affidavit 

JAN. 19 of a British soldier s testimony of seeing Col. 

[Ethan] Allen in irons. A. D. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Levi Allen to Washington, 1776, Jan. 27. 

8, 125 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Instructions [to 

JAN. 20 Capt. William Burke]. Capture of British vessels. 

Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of George Lewis 

and Stephen Moylan. B. I, 85 

The same sent Capt. Charles Dyer and, Feb. 1, to Capt. John Ayres. 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. Instructions to Capt. 

JAN. 20 Charles Dyer. Capture of British vessels. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of George Lewis. 

B. I, 77 

The same sent to Capta. John Ayres and William Burke. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 67 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. Cambridge. To Stephen 

JAN. 20 Moylan [Marblehead ?]. Private signals of British 

ships; news from Canada. Letter-book copy by 

Harrison. M. IV, 201 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert Hanson]. Cambridge. To William 

JAN. 20 Watson, Plymouth. Armed vessels, prizes, etc. 

Letter-book copy by Harrison. M. IV, 200 

1776 McDougall, Alexander. New York. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 20 ington, Cambridge. Forwarding cannon and 

shells; powder supply. A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 85 

[1776] Miller, Charles. Cambridge. To Joseph Trumbull [Cam- 

[JAN. 20] bridge]. Persons employed in the Commissary 

Department; allowances; list of names. A. L. S. 

3 pp. Endorsed by Richard Varick: "Jan. 23, 

1776." Enclosed in Trumbull to Congress, 1776, 

Jan. 23. W 

[1776] [Miller, Charles.] [Cambridge.] List of persons em- 

[JAN. 20] ployed in the Commissary Generals Department. 

A. D. 3 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. W 

1776 Osgood, Samuel. Roxbury. To Maj. [William] Thomp- 

JAN. 20 son [Brookline]. Permission to take possession 

of his house. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 99 

1776 Riedesel, [Baron von]. Wolfenbiittel [Germany] "Capit- 

JAN. 20 ulation" with Anthony Hasselabend for his 

service as a Ranger of Horse. Contemporary 

translation, attested by Richard Varick. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Sep. 

12. 11, 305 

1776 Trumbull, Joseph. List of persons employed in the Com- 

JAN - 2 missary General s Department. A. D. 3 pp. 

Endorsed by Washington: "The Corny. GenerL, 

return of his Assistants." C. C. 152, 1, 443 

1776 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To Brig. 

JAN - 21 Gen. [David] Wooster, Montreal. Requesting 

intelligence of the Canadian situation in behalf of 
the Committees of Haverhill and Newbury. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Bayley 
to Washington, 1776, Feb. 26. 8/204 

1776 New York, Committee of Safety. To Maj. Gen. [Charles] 

JAN - 21 Lee [Stamford, Connecticut]. Reported sending 

of troops into the city; lack of powder; erection 

of works; endeavors to import powder; forming 



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of a magazine of provisions; artillery; desire that 
troops be not sent. Contemporary copy of 
original signed by Pierre Van Cortlandt, Chair 
man. Enclosed in Lee to Washington, 1776, 
Jan. 24. 8, 106$ 

1776 Wooster, David. Montreal. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 21 [Cambridge]. Situation in Canada; attitude of 

inhabitants; artillery; need of men and powder. 

L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 

1, 133. 8, 90 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. [Near Quebec.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 22 [David] Wooster [Montreal]. Losses at Quebec; 

dejection of troops and endeavors to return 
home; need of cannon and reenforcements ; re 
quests his presence. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Transmitted to Washington. 8, 93 

1776 Lee, Charles. Stamford [Connecticut]. To the President 

JAN. 22 of Congress [Philadelphia]. Connecticut troops 

assembled for the defense of New York; plan for 
dealing with the tories ; British intentions against 
New York; sailing of a fleet from Boston. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Lee to 
Washington, 1776, Jan. 24. 8, 108 

1776 Thompson, William. Brookline [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

JAN. 22 [Samuel] Osgood [Roxbury]. Protest against 

seizure and occupancy of his house by soldiers. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 8, 97 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 22 ton [Cambridge]. Reenforcements for Canada 

from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New Jer 
sey; march against Tryon county tories. L. S. 
2 pp. 8, 92 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN . 23 [Charles] Lee [New York] . Tories on Long Island ; 

reverses in Canada; recruiting; British expedi 
tion from Boston. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
3, 364. M. I, 199 

1776 Lee, Charles. Stamford [Connecticut]. To the [New York] 

JAN. 23 Committee of Safety [New York], Purpose of 

his coming to New York; value of seaport towns 
to the enemy; belief in patriotism of the city. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Lee to Washington, 
1776, Jan. 24. 8, 110 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 69 

1776 Trumbull, Joseph. Cambridge. To the Continental Con- 

JAN. 23 gress, Philadelphia. Memorial: Necessity of em 

ploying helpers in the Commissary Department; 
encloses list of employees; prays grant of com 
pensation for them. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

W 

1776 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

JAX. 23 Washington, Cambridge. Fitting out the Harri 

son; Lts. [Thomas] Doten and [John] Wiggles- 
worth. A. L. S. lp. Answered Jan. 25. 8,102 
1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Commission to Rob- 

JAN. 24 ert Bricker as Commissary of Musters for regi 

ment raising in Hampshire and Berkshire Coun 
ties [Massachusetts]. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Thomas Mifflin. B. I, 89 
1776 G[ates,] II[oratio]. Cambridge. To [Lt.] John Knight, 
JAN. 24 Northampton [Massachusetts]. Refusing his re 
quest to go to Nova Scotia; limits of his parole. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Stephen 
Moylan. M. IV, 205 

1776 G[ates,] H[oratio]. [Cambridge.] To [Capt. E. H.] Stan- 

JAN. 24. hope [Northampton, Massachusetts]. Refusing 

his request to enter Boston to obtain his ex 
change. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
George Lewis. M. IV, 203 

1776 Lee, C[harles]. Stamford [Connecticut], To [George 

JAN. 24 Washington, Cambridge]. Raising troops in 

Connecticut; attitude of New York Congress; 
the pamphlet " Common Sense." A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 31. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 135. 8, 104 
1776 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To Maj. [Joseph] Haw- 
JAN. 24 ley [Berkshire, Massachusetts]. Raising of troops 
in Hampshire and Berkshire counties. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of George Lewis. 

M. IV, 204 

[1776] Continental Army, Barracks. Return of barracks im- 

[JAN. 25] proved by Continental troops on Prospect Hill, 

Roxbury Camp and other places. Tabular state 
ment of quarters by regiments. 7 pp. W 
1775 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Watson 
JAN. 25 [Plymouth]. Lt. [John] Wigglesworth and the 
Harrison. Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. IV, 206 



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1776 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To Maj. 

JAN. 26 Gen. [Charles] Lee [Stamford, Connecticut]. Ap 

pointment of a committee to confer with the 
New York Committee of Safety. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 8,119 
1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter to 

JAN. 26 William Bartlett [Beverly, Massachusetts]. 

Schooner for Capt. [John] Ayres. Letter-book 
copy by Moylan. M. IV, 206 

1776 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

JAN. 26 Washington, Cambridge. Prizes taken by Com 

modore [John] Manly. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Jan. 28. 8,116 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Col. [Benedict] 
JAN. 27 Arnold [before Quebec]. The Canadian situation; 
reenf orcements, etc. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of George Lewis. In Ford, 3, 379. 

M. I, 204 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 27 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Situation in 

Canada; reenf orcements and their officers; 
Caughnawaga Indians; Tryon County tories, etc. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 3, 375. M. I, 207 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 27 [David] Wooster [Montreal]. The situation in 

Canada; reenf orcements; necessity of exertion. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. M. I, 206 

1776 Allen, Levi. Salisbury [Connecticut]. To G[eorge] Wash- 

JAN. 27 ington, Cambridge. Treatment received by Col. 

Ethan Allen; design of going to England to aid 

Jiis escape. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 9. 

8, 123 

1776 Moylan, Stephen. Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

JAN. 27 Sullivan [Portsmouth?]. Money paid soldiers; 

arms at Portsmouth. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1776 de Santerre, . San Domingo. To [George Washing- 

JAX. 27 ton, Cambridge]. Ill treatment received in 

French Army; offer of his services to America. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) Translation, 1 p. 
by Stephen Moylan, 8, 130. 8, 127 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 71 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Capt.] John 

JAN. 28 Manly [Plymouth ?] His prizes. Letter-book 

copy. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. In 

Ford, 3, 382. M. IV, 207 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Watson 

JAN. 28 [Plymouth]. Transports taken by Capt. [John] 

Manly. Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. IV, 207 

1776 Palfrey, William. Stamford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JAN. 29 Washington [Cambridge]. Transmitting letter 

from Congress to [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; Lee s 
illness. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 120 

1776 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

JAN. 29 Washington, Cambridge. Account of Commo 

dore [John] Manly s captures; assistance of 
prisoners. A. L. S. 2 pp. with memorandum 
of prisoners effects. Answered Feb. 1. 8, 134 
1776 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Sir William] 

JAN. 30 Howe [Boston]. Exchange of Gov. [Philip] Skene 

for James Lovell and family. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of George Lewis. In Sparks, 3, 
523. M. I, 210 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To Maj . Gen. [Charles] 

JAN. 30 Lee [Stamford, Connecticut]. Seizure of New 

York tories; the command in Canada. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. In Ford, 3, 393. M. I, 215 

1776 Arms, Purchase of. Memoranda of money paid and of 

JAN. 30- sundry payments stopped from the old Estab- 

JuNE 15 lishment. 4 pp. 11, 37 

1776 Caugnawaga, Nation. Talk of Sachems and Warriors with 

J AN - 30 George Washington. Speech of Jean Baptist or 

Ogaghsagighte. Cause of the War with England; 
treaty with Brig. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler; 
will aid in defense of Canada. 

St. Johns and Passamaquoddy Indians. Talk with Wash 
ington. Friendship for New England; want of 
powder for hunting. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. W 

Dated In error, Jan. 31. 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Statement of powder re- 

JAN - 30 ceived since July 1. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p. W 



72 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Halifax, Proposed expedition against. General plan. 

JAN. Contemporary copy attested by Stephen Moylan. 

1 p. C. C. 152, 1, 463 

1776 Mifflin, Thomas. List of clerks and assistants in the Quar- 

JAN. termaster General s Department. A. D. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 1 3 439 

[1776] Pliarne, [Emanuel] de. [Philadelphia.] To [George Wash- 

[JAN.] ington, Cambridge]. Report of their [Pierre 

Penet and self] proceedings with Congress ; con 
tract to furnish supplies to America. Contem 
porary translation. 2 pp. 115, 50 
[1776] Putnam, Israel, John Sullivan, Nathanael Greene and Ho- 
[JAN.] ratio Gates. Signals in case of British attack; 
plan for an attack on Boston. D. S. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Gates. F. I, 47 
[1776] Stark, John. Acknowledgment of offense and apology to 
[JAN.?] [Col.] Samuel Hobart. D. S. 1 p. 8, 136 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] To Col. Timothy 

FEB. 1 Bedel [Cambridge]. Instructions for expedition 

against Canada. Auto, draft. 2 pp. Part in 

handwriting of Stephen Moylan. B. I, 91 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Col.] Timothy 

FEB. 1 Pickering, jr., Salem [Massachusetts]. Salem 

militia; his tender of services. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. IV, 211 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

FEB. 1 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Treaty with the Caugh- 

nawaga Indians. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. M. I, 218 
1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Receipt to George Wash- 

FEB. l ington for arms and accoutrements. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Watson 

FEB. l [Plymouth]. Disposal of prize cargo of coal. 

Letter-book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 211 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Watson 

FEB. l [Plymouth]. Privateer matters. Letter-book 

copy by Moylan. M. IV, 212 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[iUiam], Boston. To George Washington 

FEB. 2 [Cambridge]. Refusing liberty to James Lovell. 

L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, 3, 523. 8, 139 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 73 

1776 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [Lt.] 

FEB. 3 Col. Stephen Moylan, Cambridge. Kequest for 

money. A. L. S. 1 p. On verso is William 
Leech s receipt for $2000. Dated Feb. 3. An 
swered Feb. 4. 8, 143 
1776 [Knox, Henry.] [Cambridge.] Keturn of regiment of ar- 
FEB. 4 tillery. Tabular statement. D. S: Horatio 
Gates Adjt. Genl. 1 p. W 
1776 [Moylan, Stephen] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 
FEB. 4 to William Bartlett [Beverly]. Payment of 
money. Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. IV, 213 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 

FEB. 4 to Winthrop Sargent, Cape Ann. Disposition of 

prize brig Henry & Esther. Letter-book copy 
by Moylan. M. IV, 213 

1776 Drummond [James, Lord]. New York. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 5 [James] Robertson [Boston]. Suggested negoti 

ation for peace. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, 3, 
526. C. C. 152, 1, 489 

1776 Lee, C[harles]. New York. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 5 Cambridge]. The situation at New York; [Brig.] 

Gen. [George] Clinton s actions; fortifying New 
York and the Highlands. A. L. S. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 139. 8, 146 
1776 [Penet, Pierre and Emanuel de Pliarne.] Bills of expense 

FEE- 5 of their journey from Cambridge to Philadelphia 

paid by the Continent. (45 vouchers) Sent to 
Washington by Gov. Jonathan Trumbull. W 
1776 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] Order on James 

FEB. 8 Warren to pay to Joseph Bacon for Gov. Jona 

than Trumbull 85 17s. 9d. for expenses [of 
Pierre Penet and Emanuel de Pliarne]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. W 
1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Return of musket car- 
FEB. 8 tridges. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Harrison, Robert Hanson. Cambridge. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB - 9 [John] Sullivan [Cambridge], Proposed attempt 

to bring off a [British] guard. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1776 [Lewis, George.] Cambridge. To George Gregory. Re- 

FEB - 9 fusing request for enlargement. Letter-book 

copy by Lewis. M. IV, 215 



74 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Prescott, William, Johnson Moulton, Henry Woods, Ed- 

FEB. 9 mund Phinney and Samuel March. Cambridge. 

To Brig. Gen. William Heath [Cambridge]. An 
nouncing choice of Rev. Jacob Foster as chaplain. 
D. S. 1 p. Heath s approval of choice to Wash 
ington, Feb. 13 is entered on same page. 8, 165 
1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Cambridge. To Col. Elisha 

FEB. 10 Porter [Cambridge]. Instructions for the expe 

dition to Canada. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of George Lewis. B. I, 97 
1776 Georgia, Provincial Congress. Oath required of military 
FEB. 10 officers. 1 p. On verso is list of officers chosen 
to command the State battalion. In handwriting 
of Lachlan Mclntosh. Enclosed in Mclntosh to 
Washington, 1776, Feb. 10. 8, 180 
1776 [Lewis, George.] Cambridge. To Maj. [Christopher] 
FEB. 10 French [Hartford]. Refusing his request to go 
to Ireland; treatment received. Letter-book 
copy by Lewis. M. IV, 216 
1776 Stephenson, Hugh, Moses Rawlings and Otho Holland 
FEB. 10 Williams. Roxbury. Certificate of service of 
Dr. Garret Tunison. A. D. S. of Stephenson, 
signed also by the others. Enclosed in Tunison 
to Washington, 1776, Feb. 10. 8, 156 

1776 Tunison, Garret. Roxbury. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 10 Cambridge] Petitioning for reimbursement for 

expense of acting as surgeon for Virginia Rifle 

Companies. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 155 

1776 Wooster, David. Montreal. To Col. Jacob Bayley, New- 

FEB. 10 bury [New Hampshire]. Situation in Canada 

and expectations of relief. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Bayley to Washington, 1776, 

Feb. 26. 8, 205 

1776 [Arnold, Benedict.] General orders before Quebec re- 

FEB. 11- specting small-pox. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

MAR. 15 Enclosed in Arnold to Silas Deane, 1776, Mar. 30. 

8, 277 

1776 Leffingwell, Christopher. Norwich [Connecticut]. To 

FEB. 11 George Washington, Cambridge. Alexander 

McDougall s letter respecting forwarding of shot 

and shells; desires instructions for carrying out 

the matter. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 14. 

8, 161 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 75 

1776 Putnam, R[ufus]. Roxbury. To George Washington, 

FEB. 11 Cambridge. Plan for constructing a covered 

Way on Dorchester Heights with chart of impor 
tant points and rising ground in and near Boston. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Chart. 2 pp. 8, 157 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Bartlett 

FEB. 12 [Beverly]. Advance of money on prizes. Letter- 

book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 216 

[1776] Artillery, stores and ammunition in possession of the Con- 

[FEB. 14 ?] tinental Army in Canada. Tabular statement. 

3pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 

Feb. 14. 8, 171 

1776 Bradley, William. Montreal. Affidavit of ironing of Col. 

FEB. 14 [Ethan] Allen. 

Solomons, Levy. Montreal. Affidavit of seeing Col. Allen 

in irons. 

Morrison, James. Montreal. Affidavit of seeing Col. Allen 
in irons. Contemporary copies made and at 
tested by Richard Varick. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Mar. 9. W 

1776 Lee, C[harles]. New York. To [George Washington, Cam- 

F EB - 14 bridge]. Removal of cannon and stores from the 

wharves; troops for defense of the town; fortifi 
cations; appointment of [Isaac] Sears; Canadian 
expedition; Lee s health. A. L. S. 6 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 145. 8, 166 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Albany. To [George] Washing- 

FEB - 14 ton [Cambridge]. Schuyler s health and the 

Canadian situation; destitution of troops going 
to Canada; the Caughnawaga Indians; artillery 
and powder; force in Canada and maintenance of 
siege of Quebec. A. L. S. 3 pp. 8, 170 

1776 Biddle, E[dward]. Reading, Pennsylvania. To [George 

FEB - 16 Washington, Cambridge]. Recommending Peter 

Withington for an appointment in the Army. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 181 

1776 Council of War. Cambridge. On attack on Boston. 

FEB. 16 Members: The Commander in chief ; Maj. Genls. 

Ward, Putnam; Brig. Genls. Thomas, Heath, 
Spencer, Sullivan and Gates. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. See: Ford, 
3, 425, note. F. I, 59 



76 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1776 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Savannah, Georgia. To George 

FEB - 16 Washington, Cambridge. Appointment to com 

mand of Georgia troops; situation of the colony; 
British, money, etc. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 148. 8, 178 

1776 Stanhope, H. E. Northampton. To [Lt. Col. Stephen 

FEB - 16 Moylan, Cambridge]. Requesting his interces 

sion with Washington. A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 186 

1776 Leffingwell, Christopher. Norwich [Connecticut]. To 

FEB - 17 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Forwarding 

of shot and shell. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 183 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To Col. James Easton 

FEB. 17 [Pittsfield]. Recruiting and his rank in the Army. 

Letter-book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 218 

[1776] Bayley, Frye, Abiel and Silas Chamberlin. [Newbury, 

[FEB. 18 ?] New Hampshire.] Account of their journey to 

Montreal. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Bayley to 

Washington, 1776, Feb. 26. 8, 206 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Return of ammunition 

FEB - 18 delivered from January 23 to February 17. Tab 

ular statement. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Stanhope, H. E. Northampton [Massachusetts]. To 

FEB - 18 [George] Washington, Cambridge. Requesting 

leave to go to Providence [Rhode Island]. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 10. 8, 184 

1776 Knox, Henry. Cambridge. Return of the cannon car- 

FEB - 19 tridges in possession of the regiment of Artillery. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Lee, Charles. New York. To [George Washington, Cam- 

FEB - 19 bridge]. Provision for [William] Palfrey; aids in 

case he goes to Canada; British men-of-war in 
New York harbor; fortification on Long Island; 
measures for defending New York; minor and 
personal matters. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 151. 8, 190 

1776 Moreau, P . Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George 

FEB - 19 Washington, Cambridge]. Explaining Capt. de 

Santerre s position, fortune and abilities; his 
proposal to bring powder. A. L. S. 2 pp. In 
French. Translation by Stephen Moylan, 8, 
193. 8, 191 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 77 

1776 Greene, Natlianael. Prospect Hill [near Boston]. To 

FEB. 21 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Choice of 

[Ebenezer?] Davids and [Oliver] Noble for chap 
lains. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 194 
1776 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Albany. General Orders [to 
FEB. 21 Commissaries in Canada]. Government of issues : 
methods to be adopted, etc. Contemporary copy. 
4 pp. In handwriting of and attested by Kich- 
ard Varick. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, May 10. 9, 121 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 
FEB. 22 [Charles] Lee, New York. Non-arrival of letters. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Kobert 
Hanson Harrison. M. I, 241 
1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 
FEB. 22 [Cambridge]. Appointment of chaplains. A.L.S. 
1 p. 8, 195 
1776 Spencer, Joseph. [Cambridge?] Certificate respecting 
FEB. 22 R e v. Nathaniel Ells chaplaincy. D. S. 1 p. 

8, 196 

1776 Frye, Joseph. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

FEB. 24 Washington [Cambridge]. Appointment of Da 

vid Avery as Chaplain. A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 22 
1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To William Watson 

FEB. 24 [Plymouth]. Trial of a prize and privateer mat 

ters. Letter-book copy by Moylan. 

M. IV, 219 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

FEB. 25 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Pressing need of arms. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 3, 430, note. 

M. I, 242 

1776 Wooster, David. Montreal. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 25 [Cambridge], Importance of Canada; need of 

artillery; [Col. Benedict] Arnold s blockade of 
Quebec. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 18. 

8, 197 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 26 [Charles] Lee [New York]. Intention of British 

to evacuate Boston; Dorchester Heights fortifi 
cation; Canada; armed vessels. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. In 
Ford, 3, 435. M. I, 246 



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1776 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

FEB. 26 Washington [Cambridge]. Reasons for sending 

messengers into Canada. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Mar. 7. 8, 203 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 27 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Situation in 

Canada; need of artillery and stores from Quebec ; 
progress of siege of Boston. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of George Lewis. Extract in 
Ford, 3, 440, note. M. I, 249 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Before Quebec. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 27 ington [Cambridge]. The blockade of Quebec 

and general situation. A. L. S. 4 pp. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 154. 8, 201 

1776 [Mifflin, Thomas.] [Cambridge.] Return of intrenching 

FEB. 27 tools fit for immediate use. A. D. 1 p. W 

1776 Moylan, Stephen. Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. [David] 

FEB. 27 Wooster [Montreal]. Deportation of St. Luke 

Le Corne from Canada. Letter-book copy. In 

handwriting of George Lewis. M. I, 251 

1776 Lee, C[harles]. New York. To [George Washington, Cam- 

FEB. 29 bridge]. The situation at New York; need of 

artillery-men; short enlistments in New England; 
plan for fortifying New York and difficulties; 
Gov. [William] Tryon. A.L.S. 4pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 156. 8, 153 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. Commission to William 

[FEB.] Burke as captain of Continental armed schooner 

Warren. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. Endorsed: "to Capt. 
Burke. Lt. Ryan. 2d. Do. Th. Lewis. James 
Dennis Master." B. I, 93 

[1776] Dorchester Heights. "Estimate of Hay &c necessary for 

[FEB.] Dorchester Works". 1 p. Endorsed by Robert 

Hanson Harrison as quoted. W 

1776 Easton, James. Pittsfield [Massachusetts]. To [George 

FEB. Washington, Cambridge]. Requesting orders. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Feb. 17. 8, 199 

[1776] Willard, Aaron and Moses Child. [Cambridge?.] To 

[FEB.] [George Washington, Cambridge]. Report on 

conditions in Nova Scotia and disposition of in- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 79 

habitants toward America. A. D. S. of Willard, 
signed also by Child. 1 p. C. C. 152, 1, 495 

A second A. D. S. is in 115, 37. 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Return of powder, car- 

MAR. l tridges, flints and buckshot in magazines at Win 

ter and Prospect Hills. Tabular statement. 
D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. [Cambridge.] Return of spears in his 

MAR. 2 brigade. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Rhoades, Jacob. Cambridge. Return of boats, oars and 

MAR. 2 paddles. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 [Hopkins, Ezek]. List of stores taken at Forts Montague 

MAR. 3-4 and Nassau [New Providence, West Indies]- 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Salton- 
stall to Washington, 1776, Apr. 8. 8, 299 

1776 lee, Charles. N. York. To [George Washington, Cam. 

MAR. 3 bridge]. Appointment to command at the South 

ward; promotions of brigadiers; [Brig. Gen. 
William Alexander,] Lord Stirling to command 
at New York until arrival of [Maj. Gen. Philip 
John] Schuyler; the situation at New York. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 161. 8, 231 
1776 Morgan, John. [Roxbury.] Report of the several returns 
MAR. 3 made by the different regimental surgeons of 
their instruments, bandages, lint, etc.; examina 
tion of surgeons and mates in Brig. Gen. [John] 
Sullivan s brigade; requests a conference with 
Washington. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. 

W 

1776 Reed, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 3 Cambridge]. Congressional appointment of [brig 

adier] generals; [Col. Benedict] Arnold and Can 
ada; reluctance of the colonies to sever the ties 
with England; letters sent to France; manufac 
ture of arms, cannon and powder ; bounty for New 
England troops; raising of troops in Pennsyl 
vania; [Samuel Blatchley] Webb. A. L. S. 
4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 162. 

8,207 

1776 Stark, John and Others. Winter Hill [Massachusetts]. To 

MAR. 3 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Certificate 

of service of Capt. Daniel Rogers. Recent copy 



80 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of a D. S. by Stark, John Xixon, Enoch Poor, 
Thomas Poor, Israel Oilman, Thomas Xixon, 
John Moore and Andrew Colburn. 1 p. 8, 209 
1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. Cambridge. To Col. 

MAR. 4 H[eniy] Babcock [Newport]. Inability to fur 

nish an engineer or men. Letter-book copy by 
Harrison. M. IV, 219 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Return of powder at 

MAR. 4 Winter and Prospect Hills and in Ordnance Store. 

A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Receipt to Col. Edward 

MAR. 5 Mitchell for arms. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Knox, Henry. [Cambridge.] A report of the number of 

[MAR. 5] shot and shell fired into Boston on the night of 

March 4 from Lamb s Dam, Leachmere s Point 
and Cobble Hill. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] Memorandum of 

MAR. 6 money advanced certain officers. 1 p. 8, 2S9 

1776 [Lewis, George.] Cambridge. To [Col.] Jacob Bayley 

MAR. 7 [Coos, New Hampshire]. Proposition for making 

a road to Canada. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Lewis. M. IV, 220 
1776 K,[eed,] J[oseph]. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 
MAR. 7 Cambridge]. Arrival of powder and arms from 
France and Holland j investigation of conduct of 
officers in mercantile matters; news from Vir 
ginia; applications for letters of marque; timid 
ity of people [to break with Great Britain]; pri 
vate matters and tents. A. L. S. 3 pp. 8, 216 
1776 Continental Congress, Minute. Rank of Lt. Col. Henry 
MAR. 8 B[eekman] Livingston. Contemporary copy by 
Livingston. Enclosed in Livingston to Wash 
ington, 1777, May 19. 15, 268 

1776 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Savannah. To George Washington 

MAR. 8 [Cambridge]. Account of maneuvers of the Brit 

ish; seizure of shipping, skirmishing, etc. A. L. S. 
4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 167. 

8,245 

1776 Scollay, John, Timothy Newell, Thomas Marshall and 

MAB. 8 Samuel Austin. Boston. Statement respecting 

British evacuation of Boston; preservation of 

the town. A. L. S. of Newell, signed also by the 

others. In Sparks, 6, 532. 8, 220 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 81 

1776 Knox, Henry. [Cambridge.] Return of ammunition ex- 

MAR. 9 pended on March 9. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Learned, Ebenezer. Roxbury. To [Jonathan and Thom- 

MAR. 9 as] Amory and [Peter] Johannot [Roxbury]. 

Washington s answer to statement from Boston 
selectmen. Contemporary copy. Ip. In Sparks, 
6, 532. 8, 218 

1776 M[oylan,] S[tephen], Cambridge. To the Commanding 

MAR. 9 Officer at New York [Brig. Gen. William Alex 

ander, Lord Stirling]. Bombardment of Boston; 
seizure of Dorchester Heights; approaching evac 
uation and defense of New York. Letter-book 
copy by Moylan. M. 1, 259 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[iKp John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAK. 9 ton [Cambridge]. Lack of arms; efforts to ob 

tain a supply; lack of powder and shot for can 
non; scarcity of provisions for the Army in 
Canada; weakness [of the Northern Army]; [Brig.] 
Gen. [David] Wooster s need of money; treat 
ment received by Col. [Ethan] Allen; scarcity of 
specie; suggests applying to British for subsist 
ence for their prisoners; Col. [Nathaniel] Wade s 
request for provisions. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Mar. 19. W 

1776 [Arnold, Benedict.] A morning report of the effective 

MAE. 10 troops before Quebec. Tabular statement. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Arnold to Deane, Silas, 1776, Mar. 
30. 8, 276 

1776 Howe, [Sir] William. Boston. Proclamation ordering 

MAR. 10 delivery up of linen and woolen goods. Con 

temporary copy. 1 p. 8, 221 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Prospect Hill [near Boston]. To 

MAR. 11 [George] Washington, Cambridge. Recommend 

ing Maj. Nathaniel Cudworth to appointment in 
Col. [William] Bond s regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. 

8, 224 

1776 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Bartlett 

MAR. 11 [Beverly]. Disposal of prize cargoes and other 

privateer matters. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of George Lewis. M. IV, 220 
1776 M[oylan,] S[tephen]. Cambridge. To William Watson 
MAR. 11 [Plymouth]. Sale of prizes. Letter-book copy 
by Moylan. M. IV, 221 

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82 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. New York. To 

MAR. 11 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. [Maj.] Gen. 

[Charles] Lee s departure for Virginia; British 
engagement of Hessians and other foreign troops; 
attitude of France; the Peace Commissioners. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 172. 8, 226 

1776 [Gates, Horatio.] [Cambridge.] Table of rations to be 

MAR. 12 allowed staff officers of the Continental Army. 

A. D. 1 p. W 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] [Cambridge.] To Col. [Henry] Bab- 

MAR. 12 cock [Newport]. Intercourse with enemy. Let 

ter-book copy. In handwriting of William Pal 
frey. M. IV, 221 

1776 Sargent, Winthrop. Gloucester [Massachusetts]. To 

MAR. 12 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Capture and 

wrecking of a British ship. A. L. S. 1 p. 

8, 228 

1776 Council of War. Roxbury. On detaching troops for de- 

MAR. 13 fense of New York; fortifying Nook s Hill. 

Members: The Commander in Chief; Maj. Genls. 
Ward, Putnam; Brig. Genls. Thomas, Heath, 
Spencer, Sullivan, Greene and Gates. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of William Palfrey. F. I, 63 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 14 [Charles] Lee [en route to Virginia]. The mil 

itary situation; evacuation of Boston. In hand 
writing of William Palfrey. In Sparks, 3, 315. 

M. IV, 223 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To the Commanding 

MAR. 14 Officer at New York [Brig. Gen. William Alex 

ander, Lord Stirling]. Approaching evacuation 
of Boston; defense of New York. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of George Lewis. In 
Ford, 3, 473. M. 1,266 

The original L. S. in handwriting of Stephen Moylan Is in C. C, 152, 
1, 531. 

1776 Moylan, Stephen. Cambridge. To Col. [Alexander] 

MAR. 14 McDougall [New York]. Preparation of quarters 

for the Commander-in-chief and staff at New 

York. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

George Lewis. M. IV, 222 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 83 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Cambridge. To Col. Charles Webb [Cam- 

MAR. 15 bridge]. Marching orders to proceed to Norwich, 

Connecticut. D. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Thomas Mifflin. B. I, 99 

1776 [Gibbs, Caleb.] Cambridge. Memorandum of casks on 

MAR. 15 board the Concord. A. D. 1 p. W 

1776 [Reed, Joseph.] Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 15 Cambridge]. Expectation of news from Boston; 

councils of war; command in Canada; disaffec 
tion in North and South Carolina; powder; rais 
ing of troops in Connecticut; wagon, tents, etc. 
for the Commander-in-chief; Peace Commis 
sioners instructions; attitude of Virginia toward 
Independence ; increase in Pennsylvania Assem 
bly; Connecticut troops; [Silas] Deane s errand 
to France. A. L. 6 pp. 8, 236 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. New York. To 

MAR. 15-17 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Prepara 

tions to defend New York; powder; Congress 
vote of men for defense of the city. L. S. 1 p. 

8, 234 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Capt.] Jeduthan 

MAR. 16 Baldwin [Cambridge]. Order to repair to New 

York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of William 

Palfrey. B. I, 103 

1776 British Army, Provision return. Contemporary copy by 

[MAR. 16?] Thomas Mifflin? 1 p. C. C. 152,1,561 

1776 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Prospect Hill [near Boston]. 

MAR. iti To Maj. [Lt. Col. Robert Hanson] Harrison [Cam 

bridge] . Returning articles [of war] with explana 
tion as to signers. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 240 

1776 Wooster, David. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

MAR. 16 Schuyler, Albany]. Finances; expected trouble 

from Quebec; lack of powder and money; need 
of Schuyler s presence in Albany. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1776, Apr. 12. 8, 315 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. [Boston.] Return of ordnance stores 

MAR- 17 left in Boston by the British. Transcript. 

C. C. 169, 1, 401 



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1776 Langdon, John. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

MAR. 17 [George] Washington [Cambridge], Arrival of 

powder and news from the West Indies. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Mar. 19. 8, 241 

1776 Frazer, John G. Boston. Inventory of sundry stores 

MAR. 18 [left in Boston by the British.] A. D. S. 2pp. W 

A more detailed and complete Inventory was made by Frazer on March 
20, q. v. 

1776 Frye, Joseph. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 18 [Cambridge]. Resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 1, 549 

1776 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To [Lt. 

MAR. 18 Col.] Stephen Moylan [Cambridge]. Transmit 

ting inventory of stores from the Harrison; 
enlistment of seamen. A.L.S. Ip. Answered 
Mar. 22. 8, 247 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Instructions for Brig. 

MAR. 19 Gen. William Heath [Cambridge]. His march to 

New York city. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 

of Horatio Gates. B. I, 107 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 19 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Lack of equip 

ment of troops going to Canada; evacuation of 
Boston; destination of British; returns from 
Canada; hard money; subsistence of prisoners. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Stephen 
Moylan. Extract in Ford, 3, 478, note. 

M. II, 7 

1776 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Cambridge. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 19 William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [New York]. 

Evacuation of Boston; troops for defense of 
New York. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. Extract in Ford, 
3, 479, note. M. II, 3 

1776 Morgan, [John]. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 19 [Cambridge]. Presenting a horse. A. L. S. in 

3d person. 1 p. Endorsed by Washington: 

"the offer not accepted." 8, 251 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. Memorandum of letter 

MAR. 19 to John Langdon, Portsmouth. Forwarding of 

powder to camp. Transcript. B. I, 239 

1776 Frazer, John G. Boston. Inventory of stores belonging 

MAR. 20 to the King left in Boston. A. D. S. 3 pp. W 



COBKESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 85 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 20 ington, Cambridge. Aid requested from New 

Jersey and Connecticut to replace men returning 
home; troops to defend New York; powder. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 27. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 173. 8, 252 

1776 Deane, James. Extract of Journal. Journey to the 

MAR. 21- Council of the Six Nations of Onondaga and 

APR. 3 account of the proceedings. Contemporary copy. 

13 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Apr. 26. 9, 15 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Return of ordnance stores 

MAR. 22 left by enemy in Boston. D. S. 3 pp. W 

1776 Continental Congress, Resolve. Settling rank of officers 

MAR. 22 [with note of explanation by Col. Henry Beekman 

Livingston]. Contemporary copy by Livingston. 
Enclosed in Livingston to Washington, 1777, 
May 19. 15, 268 

1776 Sullivan, John. Winter Hill [near Boston]. To [George] 

MAR. 22 Washington [Cambridge], Certificate respecting 

Capt. [Jacob] Miller. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 258 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAR. 22 Washington, Cambridge. Resignation. L. S. 

1 p. C. C. 152, 1, 545 

1776 lee, Charles. New York. To [George Washington, Cam- 

MAR. 23 bridge]. His orders for the Southward; promo 

tion of brigadiers; fortifications at New York. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 231 

1776 Reed, Joseph. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

MAR. 23 Cambridge. Report of a tory defeat in North 

Carolina; destination of the American ships; 
alarm at transference of the seat of war; lack of 
powder; the British Peace Commissioners. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 259 

1776 Woedtke, [Frederick Wilhelm] Baron de. To [George 

MAR. 23 Washington, Cambridge]. Thanks for kindness; 

appointment as Brigadier General. Recent copy. 
1 p. 8, 261 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Orders and Instruc- 

MAR. 24 tions for Col. [Thomas] Mifflin [Cambridge]. 

Transportation of Army to New York; quarter 
master arrangements, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Horatio Gates. In Ford, 3, 496. 

B. I, 109 



86 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

MAR. 24 liam Alexander,] Lord Stirling [New York]. De 

fense of New York. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Stephen Moylan. Extract in Ford, 3, 
484, note, M. II, 17 

1776 Frazer, John G. Boston. Ileturn of camp utensils in four 

MAR. 24 regiments of [Brig.] Gen. [John] Sullivan s brigade. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Frazer, John G. Boston. Return of intrenching tools at 

MAR. 25 Prospect Hill. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Frazer, John G. [Boston.] Return of camp utensils in store 

MAR. 25 atMedford. Tabularstatement. D.S. Ip. W 

1776 [Moylan, Stephen.] Cambridge. To Col. [Joshua] Went- 

MAR. 25 worth, Portsmouth. Privateer matters. Letter- 

book copy by Moylan. M. IV, 225 

1776 Avery, Elisha. Cambridge. Return of provisions in each 

MAR. 26 magazine. Tabular statement. A. D. S: "in 

behalf of Joseph Trumbull, Commissary Gen 
eral. " 1 p. 

1776 Johnson, Thomas. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To 

MAR. 26 [George] Washington [New York]. Report of a 

journey to Canada along route of a proposed 
road. A. L. S. 1 p. Memorandum of distances 
1 p. 8, 327 

1776 Mott, Gershom. Before Quebec. To Capt, [William] GO- 

MAR. 26 forth, Three Rivers [Canada]. Skirmish at Point 

Levi. 

Brogdon, John. Before Quebec. To Capt. Goforth. Af 
fair at Point Levi. 

Goforth, [William]. Extract of letter [to Col. Moses Hazen ? 
Montreal]. Reports of Indians; abuses commit 
ted by soldiery. Contemporary copies. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Apr. 
12. 8, 316 

1776 Sargent, Winthrop. Gloucester [Massachusetts]. To 

MAR. 26 [George] Washington [Cambridge]. Saving cargo 

of a prize. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 267 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To Brig. Gen. William 

MAR. 27 Thompson, New York. Sailing of British; march 

of American troops toward New York. Trans 
cript. B. I, 243 

Same to Lord Stirling . 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 87 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 27 ton [Cambridge]. The evacuation of Boston; 

opening of navigation on Lakes Champlain and 
George; forwarding cannon to Fort George; 
batteaux; powder; parole of British officers; 
Indians; [Brig.] Gen. [David] Wooster s need of 
hard money. 3 pp. L. S. Answered Apr. 3. 

8, 269 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 27 ington [Cambridge]. Evacuation of Boston and 

preparations at New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 8,268 

1776 Knox, Henry. Cambridge. Instructions to Capt. Eben- 

MAR. 28 ezer Stevens [Cambridge]. March to Canada. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Thomas Mifflin. B. 1,113 

1776 Thompson, William. New York. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 28 Boston]. Delay in transmitting returns ; need of 

large cannon at New York; work on the fortifica 
tions; need of tents for troops on Long Island. 
A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Orders and Instruc- 

MAR. 29 tions for Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam [Cambridge], 

Fortifying New York City. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Horatio Gates. In Ford, 3, 500. 

B. I, 115 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. Cambridge. Receipt to Dummer Jew- 

MAR. 29 e tt for arms. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Arnold, Benedict. Before Quebec. To Silas Deane, Phil- 

MAR. 30 adelphia. Sketch of his strength, situation and 

prospects; small-pox; artillery; want of money 

and provisions; preparations to capture enemy s 

vessels; retaking of captured pro visions. A. L.S. 

8, 272 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. A return of the troops before Quebec. 

MAR. 30 Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Arnold to Silas Deane, 1776, Mar. 30. 8, 275 

1776 [Arnold, Benedict.] A morning return of effective troops 

MAR. 30 beforeQuebec. D.S. Tabular statement. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Arnold to Silas Deane, 1776, Mar. 30. 

8, 274 



88 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. A return of troops before Quebec. 

MAR. 30 Tabular statement. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Apr. 
27. 9, 13 

1776 Morgan, John. [Roxbury.] Account current of the Con- 

MAR. 31 tinental Hospital from March 12. A. D. S. 

4pp. W 

[1776] [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] Instructions for 
[MAR. ?] [Maj.] Gen. [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Arrange 

ments for defense of Boston. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 
Partly in handwriting of William Palfrey. 

B. I, 117 

[1776] [Washington, George.] Memorandum of route to be fol- 

[MAR.] lowed by the Army on the march from Cambridge 

to New York. 1 p. Endorsed by Washington : 
"A route of the march to New York." 95, 31 
[1776] Continental Army. List of brigades and regiments com- 

[MAR.] posing them with strength of same. 1 p. En 

dorsed by Richard Varick: "March 1776." W 
1776 Sargent, Winthrop. Gloucester [Massachusetts]. To 

MARCH. [George Washington, Cambridge]. Removal of 

stores from the [British] ship [Stdkesby]; her 
destruction by the enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. W 
1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

APR. 1 Sullivan [en route to New York]. Alarm of 

British attempt on Rhode Island. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. 

M. II, 21 

1776 Anonymous. Fort Dauphin [Canada]. To [George Wash- 

APR. 1 ington, Cambridge]. Desires an appointment 

under Washington. A. L. unsigned. In French. 
3 pp. 12, 158 

1776 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts], Return of 

APR. l artillery stores in Beverly and on board the 

armed vessels. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 
1 p. W 

1776 Haynes, Aaron and Others. Boston. To [George] Wash- 

APR. l ington [Cambridge]. Willingness to have Maj. 

[John G.] Frazier [Frazer] appointed in the regi 
ment [6th Continental]. D. S. by Haynes and 
sixteen other officers. 1 p. W 

1776 Hazen, Moses. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

APR. 1 Schuyler, Albany]. The situation; friendship of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 89 

the Canadians; influence of the priests; abuses 
by soldiery; strength of the Army; retention of 
the country; necessities; coolness of Indians 
[toward Americans] ; mismanagement. Contem 
porary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, Apr. 12. 8, 318 

1776 McKnight, Charles. Putnam Hospital [near Boston]. 

APR. 1 Certificate of disability of Corporal Samuel Legro. 

A. D. S. 1 p. Recommendation on verso for 

discharge of Legro by John Morgan. Note by 

Robert Hanson Harrison: "disch d 1 Apl. 1776." 

W 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 1 ington [Cambridge]. Gathering of troops for 

defense of New York; protection of Staten 

Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 278 

[1776] Whitcomb, Asa. [Boston.] List of officers of the [6th 

[APR. 11 Continental] Regiment desirous of having Maj. 

[John G.] Fraizer [Frazer] appointed to the regi 
ment. A. D. 1 p. W 

1776 Read, Joseph and John Bailey. Dedham [Massachusetts]. 

APR. 2 To George Washington [Cambridge]. Selection 

of Rev. David Sanford as Chaplain for their 

regiments [13th and 23d Continental Regiments]. 

A. L. S. of Bailey, signed also by Read. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [the President of 

APR. 2 Congress, Philadelphia]. Cannon and troops for 

Lake George; transportation of reenforcements 
to the Quebec besiegers; number of reenforce- 
ment necessary; Caughnawaga Indians; the Mo 
hawks; news of the Boston evacuation sent to 
the Six Nations; pork. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Apr. 7. 8, 294 

1776 Singletary, Amos. [Cambridge.] Account against 

APR- 2 [George] Washington for purchase of arms. 

A. D. S. 2 pp. 9, 43 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR - 3 [Benedict] Arnold, Canada. Canadian situation; 

arrangement of officers. Letter-book copy. In 

handwriting of Stephen Moylan. In Ford, 4, 7. 

M. II, 23 



90 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. Orders and Instruc- 

Aps - 3 tions for Col. Henry Knox [Cambridge]. Trans 

portation of artillery stores to New York. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Thomas 
Mifflin. B. I, 121 

1776 [Washington, George.] Cambridge. Orders and Instruc- 

APR. 3 tions for John Parke [Cambridge]. Command of 

the Quartermaster General s department at Bos 
ton; transportation of stores to New York. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Thomas 
Mifflin. B. I, 129 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To Maj. [Gen. Pliilip 

AP R - 3 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Sailing of British 

from Boston; reenforcements for Canada; lack 
of hard money. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Richard Varick. M. II, 25 
1776 [Mifflin, Thomas.] Cambridge. Orders and Instructions 
ApR - 3 for Dr. John Morgan [Cambridge]. Removal of 
the General Hospital to New York. Auto, draft. 
3 pp. B. I, 125 
1776 Reed, Richard. Cambridge. Return of corn, oats, meal, 
APR - 3 straw, sea-coal and charcoal. A. D. S. 1 p. W 
1776 Davis, Joshua. [Cambridge.] Return of all buildings, 
ApR - 4 built for use of the Continental Army in Cam 
bridge, Brookline, Roxbury, etc. from Aug. 1775 
to Apr. 1, 1776. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 
2 pp. W 

1776 Davis, Joshua. [Cambridge.] Report on condition of 

APR. 4 the barracks. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 lee, Charles. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George Wash- 

APR - 5 ington, Providence, Rhode Island], The evacua 

tion of Boston; Lee s difficulties; dilatoriness of 
Virginia; position of troops; defense of Wil 
liamsburg; recommending Col. [William] Gray- 
son. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 182. 8, 288 

1776 long, Andrew. Commission as captain in 1st. battalion, 

APR - 6 Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment. Printed form, 

filled out and signed by John Morton, Speaker, 
Pennsylvania Assembly. Certificate of Richard 
Riley, Justice of Peace, Chester County, of Long s 
qualifying for above commission, May 7, on verso. 
Enclosed in Long to Washington, 1776. Oct. 14. 

12,72 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 91 

1776 Sargent, Winthrop. Gloucester [Massachusetts]. To 

APR. 7 [George Washington, en route to New York]. 

Forwarding prisoners and tories. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered in letter to Artemas Ward May 9. 

W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 7 ton [near Norwich, Connecticut]. Reenforce- 

ment for Canada. L. S. 1 p. 8, 292 

1776 Thomas, John. Albany. To [George Washington, Nor- 

APR. 7 wich, Connecticut]. Troops destined for Canada. 

Recent copy. 1 p. In Sparks, Letters to 

Washington, 1, 185. 8, 296 

1776 Saltonstall, G[urdon]. New London [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 8 [George] Washington [Norwich, Connecticut]. 

Arrival of Commodore [Ezek] Hopkins s fleet; 
request to draw men from Army for the ships; 
property and prisoners taken at New Providence. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 297 

1776 Stephenson, Hugh. Staten Island. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

APR. 8 Putnam, New York]. Skirmish with British at 

the watering place. A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 300 

1776 McKay, Samuel. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

APR. 9 Washington [New London, Connecticut]. Appli 

cation for exchange or parole. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Apr. 11. 8, 301 

1776 [Washington, George.] New Haven [Connecticut]. To 

APR. n Capt. Samuel McKay [Hartford]. His exchange; 

treatment accorded Col. [Ethan] Allen. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of John Trumbull. E. 11 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

APR. ll Haven, Connecticut]. Pay for privateer crews; 

British man-of-war in Nantasket Road. L. S. 

2 pp. 8, 306 

1776 Burbank, William. Cambridge. To Col. Henry Knox 

APR. 12 [Cambridge]. Refusal to comply with orders. 

Recent copy. 1 p. 8, 310 

1776 Knox, Henry. Cambridge. To Lt. Col. William Burbank 

Ap R- 12 [Cambridge]. Orders to repair to New York. 

A. L. S. endorsed "copy" 1 p. 8,308 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George [New York]. To 

APR - 12 [George] Washington [near New York]. Troops 

at Fort George and forwarding to Canada ; intelli- 



92 

gence from the latter; scarcity of provisions; 
Schuyler s health. L. S. 4 pp. In Sp arks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 186. 8, 312 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[iiip John]. Fort George. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 12 [William] Thompson, New York. Orders to pre 

pare for forwarding troops to Canada and reen- 
force the Highlands. L. S. 1 p. 8, 313 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [near 

APR. 12 New York]. Payment of troops. L. S. 1 p. 

8, 320 

1776 Wyllys, Samuel. [Norwich, Connecticut.] To [George] 

APR. 13 Washington, New York. Recommending Lt. 

[Ebenezer] Huntington for promotion. L. S. 

1 p. 8, 321 

1776 [Washington, George.] [New York.] To Admiral [Com- 

APR. 14 modore Esek] Hopkins [New London]. British 

intent to blockade New London ; stores and em 
barkation of troops. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of William Palfrey. In Ford, 4, 15. 

M. II, 28 

1776 Frazer, John G. Boston. To [George] Washington, New 

APR. 14 York. Stores left by the British at Boston; cap 

ture of merchant ship from West Indies; Frazer s 
resignation; recommendation of James Gray as 
his successor. A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 322 

1776 Frazer, John G. Boston. Inventory of ordnance and 

APR. 14 ordnance stores found in Boston. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Frazer to 
Washington, 1776, Apr. 14. W 

1776 Parker, Hyde. [H. M. S. Phcenix New York?] To 

APR. 14 David Mathews [New York]. Exchange of pris 

oners. Contemporary extract of letter. 1 p. 
Transmitted to Washington. 8, 324 

1776 [Washington, George.] [New York.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 15 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Regiments or 

dered to Canada. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of William Palfrey. M. II, 29 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. [New York.] To Maj. Gen. [John] 

APR. 15 Thomas [Albany]. Troops ordered to Canada. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of William 

Palfrey. Iff. II, 28 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 93 

1776 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To George 

APR. 15 Washington [New York]. The proposed road to 

Canada. A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 325 

1776 Georgia, Committee. Report on form of government to 

APR. 15 be adopted until advice can be obtained from the 

Continental Congress. Contemporary copy. 3pp. 
Enclosed in Mclntosh to Washington, 1776, Apr. 
28. 9, 39 

1776 Went worth, Joshua. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

APR. 15 [Lt. Col.] Stephen Moylan [New York]. Armed 

vessel matters; disposal of cargo of the prize 
brig Elizabeth. A. L. S. 5 pp. 8, 329 

1776 Ford, Jacob, jr. New York. To George Washington 

APR. 17 [New York]. Memorial praying for pay for de 

tachment sent to the defense of New York under 
Maj. [John] Doughty. A. D. S. 2 pp. W 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. [New York.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR - 18 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Privateer matters; 

fitting out. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Stephen Moylan. M. II, 35 

1776 Gates, Horatio. [New York.] Return of regiments going 

APR - 18 on command to Canada. Tabular statement. 

D. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 1, 599 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. [New York.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR - 19 [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort George]. Reenforce- 

ments and provisions for Canada; Indians and 
Canadians. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of William Palfrey. In Ford, 4, 28. M. 11,39 
1776 Nicoll, Isaac. Fort Constitution. To [George] Washing- 

APR - 19 ton [New York]. Forwarding an intercepted 

letter of Robert Hamilton. Recent copy. 1 p. 

* 8, 342 

[1776] Trumbull, [Joseph]. [New York.] To [George] Washing- 

[APR. 19] ton [New York]. Daily ration of the Army. 

A. L. S. in 3d person. 2 pp. 8, 340 

1776 Allen, John. Cambridge. To [George Washington, New 

ApR - 20 York]. Petition for pay due him as chaplain. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 8, 345 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Montreal. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

ApR - 20 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Reasons for returning 

to Montreal; the situation at Quebec; want of 

supplies and reenf orcements ; need of artillery 



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and gondolas; establishment of a post at the 
Cedars; need of men and supplies. Contem 
porary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, Apr. 26. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 509. 9, 15 

1776 Hamilton, Alexander. [New York.] Eeturn of Artillery 

APR. 20 company commanded by. Tabular statement. 

A. D. 1 p. W 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. New York. To Col. 

APR. 20 [Richard] Gridley [Boston]. Order to fortify 

Cape Ann harbor. Letter-book copy by Harri 
son. M. IV, 227 

Same to Col. Henry Knox regarding New London. 

1776 Waterbury, David, jr. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 20 [George Washington, New York]. His position 

as to rank and the commission offered him. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 349 

1776 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To [Lt. 

APR. 20 Col.] Stephen Moylan, New York. Condemna 

tion of prizes Norfolk and Happy Return; delay 
in trial of others. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered in 
Moylan to Ward, 1776, May 9. 9, 194 

1776 Knox, Henry. Norwich [Connecticut]. To [George] 

APR. 21 Washington, New York. Forwarding artillery 

stores; laying out works at Rhode Island; Lt. 
Col. [William] Burbank s refusal to obey orders. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 350 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. New York. Cer- 

APR. 21 tificate of service of Nathaniel Hubbell. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. New York. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 22 [Artemas] Ward, Boston. Pay of troops; 

powder; defenses of Boston. Letter-book copy 
by Harrison. M. II, 42 

1776 Morgan, John. Cambridge. To [George] Washington 

APR. 22 [New York]. Collecting and forwarding medi 

cines; bedding, blankets, etc.; general hospital 
matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 8, 352 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [James,] Lord 

APR. 23 Drummond [New York?]. His prospective voy 

age to Bermuda and health. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. M. II, 50 
1776 Continental Army. New York. General return. Tran- 

APR. 23 script. C. C. 169, 1, 403 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 95 

1776 [Crane, John.] New York. Return of brass and iron 

APR. 23 ordnance lately arrived from Cambridge under 

care of Maj. Crane. Tabular statement. 1 p. 

W 

1776 Winthrop, William. New York. Receipts lodged with 

APR. 23 Robert H[anson] Harrison for money received 

from Paymaster General Joseph Trumbull. 

D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 24 [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort George]. Pay for 

Capt. Jacob Wynkoop s company; reenforce- 

ments for Canada; British relief of Quebec. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Caleb 

Gibbs. M. II, 53 

1776 [Crane, John.] New York. Return of case and grape-shot 

APR. 24 under care of. Tabular statement. A. D. 1 p. 

W 

1776 Knox, Henry. New London [Connecticut]. To [George] 

APR. 24 Washington, New York. Forwarding stores; 

fortifying Newport harbor; British ships off 

Block Island. A. L. S. 2 pp. 9, 4 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Admiral [Com- 

APR. 25 modore Esek] Hopkins [New London]. Move 

ments of British vessels; reenforcements for 
Canada. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. M. II, 53 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] New York. To Maj. John G. 

APR. 25 Frazer [King William Court-house, Virginia]. 

Settlement of his accounts. Letter-book copy by 

Harrison. M. IV, 227 

1776 Parsons, Samuel H[olden], Jonathan Ward and J[edidiah] 

APR. 25 Huntington. New York. To Brig. Gen. [Joseph] 

Spencer [New York]. Complaint of insufficiency 
of the pay and rations of the field officers ; cloth 
ing difficulties. D. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by Sam 
uel Blatchley Webb: "Petition of the field offi 
cers in Spencers Brigade." W 

1776 Stark, John, John Nixon, Charles Webb, and James Reed. 

APR. 25 New York. To Brig. Gen. John Sullivan [New 

York]. Complaint of insufficiency of the pay and 
rations of the field officers; clotliing difficulties. 
D. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by Samuel Blatchley 
Webb: "Address of the Field Officers of Genl. 
Sullivan s Brigade" W 



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1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. [William] 

APR. 26 Irvine [near New York]. Ordering remainder of 

his battalion to Canada. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Stephen Moylan. Iff. II, 59 

1776 [Schuyler, Philip John.] A return of colonial forces that 

APR. 26 passed Fort George on their way to Canada from 

April 12 to 26. Tabular statement. Contempo 
rary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1776, Apr. 27. 9, 14 
1776 Brown, Stephen. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 
APR. 27 York]. Petitioning settlement of his account; 
general description of services. A. L. S. 1 p. 

9, 31 

1776 Brown, Stephen. Boston. Accounts against the United 

APR. 27 States for services and medicines furnished Ar 

nold s expedition into Canada in 1775. Ac 
counts sworn to before Saml. Pemberton. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in preceding entry. 9, 28 

1776 Miller, Henry. New Utrecht. To [George Washington,] 

APR. 27 New York. Report of a sloop from New York 

joining H. M. S. Asia. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 24 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 27 ington [New York]. Forwarding troops to Can 

ada; batteaux; want of pork; attitude of the 
Indians; licentiousness of the troops; great 
want of money; Schuyler s health; lack of arms. 
L. S. 5 pp. 9, 10 

1776 Thomas, John. Montreal. To [George] Washington [New 

APR. 27 York]. Strength of the Army in Canada; troops 

returning home; want of artificers, artillery-men 
and provisions. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 1, 189. 9, 34 

1776 Thompson, William. Albany. To [George] Washington, 

APR. 27 New York. Passage of the troops to Canada; 

needs of the situation; want of money and pork. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 9, 32 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

APR. 27 York]. Execution of his designs respecting ves 

sels; settlement of accounts. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered May 9. 9, 27 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. [Richard] 

APR. 28 Gridley, Boston. Reprimand for delay in finish- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 97 

ing fortifications at Boston. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of George Lewis. In Ford, 4, 54, 
note. M. II, 63 

1776 Gates, Horatio. [New York.] Return of the regiments 

APR. 28 g m g on command into Canada. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed: "Return of the 
Brigade gone on Command to Canada Com 
manded by Brig. Genl. Sullivan." W 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] New York. To Col. Isaac 

APR. 28 Nicoll, Fort Constitution. Scarcity of arms and 

other military matters. Letter-book copy by 

Harrison. M. IV, 228 

1776 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Savannah. To George Washington 

APR. 28 [New York]. Recruiting and state of the troops 

in Georgia; British vessels on the coast; troops 

at St. Augustine; troop of horse. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

9, 36 

1776 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Savannah. Return of strength of the 

APR. 28 Georgia battalion. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 9, 38 

1776 Moylan, S[tephen.] New York. To [Brig.] Gen. [William] 

APR. 28 Thompson [Albany?]. Money matters and mil 

itary affairs. Transcript. B. 1, 270 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

APR. 28 York]. Payment of troops; powder; fortifica 

tions at Boston; need of an armed ship. L. S. 

2 pp. 9, 41 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To [Col.] Jacob 

APR. 29 Bayley, Newbury [New Hampshire]. Road into 

Canada. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Caleb Gibbs. M. IV, 229 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

ApR - 29 John] Schuyler [Fort George]. Troops ordered 

to Canada; powder, money and arms. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. M. II, 66 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ar- 

APR - 29 temas] Ward [Boston]. Fortifications of Boston. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 4, 54. M. II 64 

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1776 General Court-martial. New York. Proceedings in trial 

APR. 29 of Lt. Thomas Grover for disobedience and in 

sulting language to his superior officer. D. S: 
Loammi Baldwin, Prest. W 

[1776] Grover, Thomas. [New York.] Defense submitted before 

[APR. 29] a court-martial. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Nicoll, Isaac. Fort Constitution [Highlands]. Return of 

APR. 29 state of the garrison at Fort Montgomery Apr. 

23 and at Fort Constitution, Apr. 29. Tabular 
statement. D. S. 2 pp. W 

1776 Reed, James. New York. Receipt to [George] Washing- 

APR. 29 ton for three boxes of money for [Maj.] Gen. 

[Philip John] Schuyler. D. S. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Washington. 9, 45 
1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 
APR. 30 Schuyler, Fort George]. Fortifying at Jacques 
Cartier and Richelieu; store-house at St. Johns, 
and Chamblee; building batteaux. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, May 10. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 511. 9, 126 
1776 Nicoll, Isaac. Fort Constitution [New York]. To George 
APR. 30 Washington, New York. State of garrisons in 
the Highlands; need of arms, powder, etc. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 4. 9, 53 

[1776] Avery, Elisha. [Cambridge.] Account of expenditure of 

[APRIL] 17,100 received by warrant from the Paymaster 

General, James Warren, Gen. Washington and 

[Maj.] Gen. [Artemas] Ward from March 22 to 

April 9. A. D. S. 2 pp. W 

1776 French, Christopher. Hartford. To [George] Washing- 

APRIL ton, New Haven [Connecticut]. Representing 

needs of British prisoners. A. L. S. in 3d person. 

Answered May 7. 9, 48 

1776 [Trumbull, Joseph.] Account [with the Continental Con- 

[APRIL] gress: Disbursements from January 30 to April 

16]. A. D. 1 p. "No. 1." W 

1776 Hopkins, Esek. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAY 1 Washington [New York]. Men loaned him or 

dered to New York. L. S. 1 p. 9, 55 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. "George" 

MAY 2 [James] Clinton [In the Highlands]. Seizure of 

arms. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
George Lewis. M. IV, 230 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 99 

[Harrison, Robert Hanson.] New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 
[Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Employment of 
troops to complete fortifications at Boston. 
Letter-book copy by Harrison. M. IV, 230 
Knox, Henry. [New London?] Return of cannon at 
New London and Groton [Connecticut]. A. D. S. 
1 p. W 

1776 Learned, Ebenezer. New York. To George Washington, 

MAY 2 New York. Requesting leave of absence or dis 

charge. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 56 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAYS [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort George]. Troops, 

powder, supplies and money sent to Canada; 
chain [for West Point]; Col. Cornelius [D] Wyn- 
koop s regiment. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

M. II, 72 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. [Cornelius 

M AY 3 D.] Wynkoop [In the Highlands]. Ordering him 

to Albany. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Caleb Gibbs. M. II, 71 

1776 Burbeck, Edward. Boston. Return of his artillery com- 

MAY 3 pany. Tabular statement. A. D. S. of Peleg 

Wadsworth. 1 p. 9, 73 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To [George] 

MAY 3 Washington [New York]. Passage of troops to 

Quebec; forwarding powder and troops to 
Canada; complaints of inhabitants of troops; 
need of pork. A. L. S. 3 pp. 9, 61 

Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 
York]. Report of British fleet with Hessian re- 
enforcements; Hanovarians for Quebec; [Com 
modore John] Manley s desire for a larger ship. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 15. 9, 63 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Lt. Col. Henry 

MAY 4 B[eekmari] Livingston [New York?] Ordering 

him to the Highlands. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. M. II, 72 

H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. To Col. Isaac Nicoll, Fort 
Constitution. Lack of arms and other military 
matters. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. M. IV, 231 

1776 lee, Charles. WiUiamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] Wash- 

MAY4 ington [New York]. Wants of troops in Vir 

ginia. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 69 



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1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 4 ington [New York]. Building batteaux and for 

warding troops; provisions; arms. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered May 15. 9, 67 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 4 York]. Condition of fortifications at Boston; 

his resignation. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 13. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 191. 

9, 71 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. A Return of the division com- 

MAY4 manded by him. Tabular statement. A.D.S.of 

Peleg Wadsworth. 1 p. Enclosed in Ward to 
Washington, 1776, May 4. 9, 74 

1776 Clutterbuck, Christian M. and Others. Providence [Rhode 

MAYS Island]. To [George] Washington, New York. 

Petition to consider their situation; though pris 
oners of war they are confined as criminals with 
out bed or blanket; pray relief. D. S. by Clut 
terbuck, John Wallace, Win Marsh and Henry 
Stevenson. 2 pp. Answered May 13. W 

1776 Council of War. Before Quebec. On retreat from Quebec. 

MAY 5 Members: Maj. Gen. [John] Thomas; Brig. Gen. 

[David] Wooster; Cols. [Donald] Campbell, [Wil 
liam] Maxwell, [Elisha] Porter, [John] Nicholson, 
[Samuel] Elmore; Lt. Cols. [William] Irvine, 
[John] Brown, [Joseph] Wait, [Israel] Shreve; 
Majs. [Anthony James] Morris and [James] Lock- 
wood. Contemporary attested copy by Joshua 
Thomas. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, May 16. 9, 167 
1776 Gates, Horatio. New York. General return of artillery. 
MAY 5 Tabular statement. A. D. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 1, 649 

1776 Grover, Thomas. New York. To George Washington 

MAYS [New York]. Acknowledges his offense and 

prays forgiveness. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 1, 677 

1776 Babcock, Adam. New Haven [Connecticut]. To George 

MAY 6 Washington [New York]. Requesting permis 

sion for his privateer to sail with armed vessel 
ordered to the Southward. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered May 8. 9, 77 
1776 McDougall, Alexander. New York. To [George] Wash- 
MAY[S?] ington [New York]. Compensation for ration 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 101 

and billetting expense of New York officers in the 
Canadian campaign. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 7. 9, 85 

1776 Steenbergh, Benjamin Van and Benjamin Van, jr. Rhine- 

MAY 6 beck [New York]. Account of marks and prices 

of 57 arms appraised by them. Tabular state 
ment. 2 pp. Endorsed by Samuel Blatchley 
Webb " Inventory of 37 Arms at Fort Constitu 
tion. W 
Thompson, William. Fort George. To [George] Washing 
ton [New York]. Passage of troops to Quebec; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler s exertions. 
Recent copy. 1 p. 9, 84 
1776 Rensselaer, P[hilip] V[an]. Albany. To G[eorge] Washing- 
MAY 6 ton, New York. Need of armorers to repair 
arms. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 17. 9,88 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. [Alexander] 
MAY 7 McDougall [New York]. Officers rations. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. M. IV, 232 
1776 Council of War, At De Chambault [Canada]. On place at 
MAY 7 which the Army should make a stand. Members : 
Maj. Gen. [John] Thomas; Brig. Gen. [David] 
Wooster; Cols. [Charles] Burrall, [Donald] Camp 
bell, [Samuel] Elmore, [James] Livingston; Lt. 
Cols. [William] Irvine, [Israel] Shreve, [Nathaniel] 
Buel, [John] Brown, [Edward] Antill, [William] 
Allen, [Samuel?] Williams; Maj s. [Anthony James] 
Morris, [John] Sedgwick and [David] Rhea. Con 
temporary attested copy by Joshua Thomas. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 
16. 9, 168 
1776 Nicoll, Isaac. Fort Constitution. To George Washing- 
MAY 7 ton [New York]. Rum for fatigue parties; com 
pelling tory prisoners to labor. A. L. S. 1 p. 

9, 94 

1776 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Fort George. To James Price 

MAY 7 [Fort George]. Supply of beef, pork and flour 

and purchase of same in Canada; ration allow 
ance; waste of provisions; economy necessary. 
Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, May 10. 9, 119 
1776 Thomas, John. Point De Chambault. To the Committee 
MAY7 of Congress [Montreal]. The same as letter of 



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May 8 to Washington q. v. Contemporary copy- 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
May 16. 9, 164 

1776 Arnold, Benedict. Montreal. To [George] Washington, 

M AY 8 New York. The situation in Canada; lack of 

money and artillery; establishment of posts; need 
of reenforcement. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 1, 194. 9, 95 
1776 Council of War. Williamburg [Virginia]. On measures 
MAY 8 to defend Virginia. Members : Maj . Gen. [Charles] 
Lee; Brig. Genls. [Andrew] Lewis, [Robert] Howe ; 
Cols. [Mordecai] Buckner, [William] Christian; 
Lt. Cols. [Alexander] McClanachaii and [Thomas] 
Bullit. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Trans 
mitted to Washington. 8, 290 
1776 Thomas, John. Point De Chambault. To [George] Wash- 
MAY 8 ington [New York]. Strength of the Army before 
Quebec; lack of powder; reenforcement of en 
emy and retreat of the Continental Army. L. S. 
5 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 196. 

9, 97 

1776 Thomas, Jfolm]. Point De Chambault. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 8 [Benedict] Arnold [Montreal]. Awaiting his aid; 

intention of making a stand. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, May 16. 9, 162 
1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Art e- 
MAY 9 mas] Ward [Boston]. Fortifications at Boston; 
fitting out armed vessels and sale of prizes. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
In Ford, 4, 68. M. II, 84 
1776 G[ates,] Hforatio]. New York. Orders to Col. [Elias] 
MAY 9 Dayton [New York]. Forwarding artillery and 
stores to Canada. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

B. I, 133 

1776 Rensselaer, Philip Van. Albany. Return of artillery 

MAY 9 stores at Albany. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
May 10. 9, 125 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 9 York]. Work on fortifications at Boston; cap 

tures by the Hancock and intelligence therefrom. 
L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 200. 9, 100 



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1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Montreal. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

MAY 10 John] Schuyler [Albany]. The retreat from 

Quebec; necessity of retaining De Chambault; 
need of reenforcement. Contemporary copy. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 
13. 9, 110 

1776 Campbell, Duncan. Fredericksburg [New York]. To 

MAY 10 [George] Washington [New York]. Explanation 

of presence of arms among his baggage; complaint 
of treatment. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by 
Robert Hanson Harrison with summary of an 
swer sent May 17. 9, 109 

1776 Franklin, B[enjamin], Samuel Chase and Charles Carroll 

MAY 10 of Carrollton. Montreal. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

John] Schuyler [Albany]. The retreat from 
Quebec; probable abandonment of Canada; need 
of provisions and batteaux; strength of British 
reenforcement. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 13. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 512. 9, 111 

1776 Harrison, Robert Hanson. New York. Orders to Capt. 

MAY 10 Thomas Cregier [New York] to sail. A. D. S. 

1 p. B. I, 135 

Name is spelled Crelger by Harrison in the endorsement. 

1776 Lee, C[harles]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

MAY 10 Washington, New York]. Arrival of British 

in Cape Fear River; difficulties of his position; 
pay of engineers; riflemen; trouble over Lee s 
order to seize [Robert] Eden; minor promotions, 
etc. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1,201. 9, 128 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 10 ton [New York]. Forwarding troops; building 

batteaux; difficulties of transportation and dis 
graceful conduct of troops; powder and money; 
scarcity of men to forward provisions and sup 
plies; returns of Army; state of arms. A. L. S. 
7 pp. Answered May 15. 9, 115 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 10 ton [New York]. Scarcity of provisions at Que 

bec; number of troops in Canada; means taken 
to deceive Indians as to number of troops. L. S. 
3 pp. 9, 123 



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1776 Stringer, Samuel. Albany. To [George] Washington 

MAY 10 [New York]. Desired increase in the hospital 

department in Canada; want of medicines; list of 

officers required. A. L. S. 2 pp. 9, 131 

[1776] Stringer, Samuel. [Albany.] Estimate of hospital sup- 

[MAY 10] plies necessary for Canada. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 1 p. En 
closed in preceding entry. C. C. 152, 1, 691 

1776 Sullivan, John. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 10 York]. Forwarding troops to Quebec. A. L. S. 

1 p. 9, 130 

1776 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. New York. To [George] 

MAY 10 Washington [New York]. Petition for his re 

cruits reenlisted by Col. [Edmund] Finney; re 
fused redress by Maj. Gen. [Artemas] Ward. 
D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to Ward, 
1776, May 13. W 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Montreal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

MAY 11 John Schuyler, Albany]. Distressed situation 

of the troops in Canada; need of provisions and 
reenforcements. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
May 16. 9, 166 

1776 Carroll, Charles of Carrollton and Samuel Chase. Mon- 

MAY 11 treal. To B[enjamm] Franklin [Montreal]. Dif 

ficulties of taking post at De Chambault ; retreat 
to St. Johns and Isle aux Noix; subsistence of 
the army. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 16. 

9, 171 

1776 Chase, Samuel and Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Mon- 

MAY 11 treal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler, 

Albany]. Want of pork and beef in Canada; 
impossibility of retaining post at De Chambault ; 
no reenforcements to be sent without pork sup 
plies for whole Army. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
May 16. 9, 163 

1776 Lee, Charles. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAY 11 Washington [New York]. Recommending Capt. 

[James] Grier. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 137 



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1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 11 ton [New York]. Want of nails for boats; slow 

ness of troops [going into Canada] ; want of pork. 
L. S. 3 pp. 9, 135 

1776 Hopkins, Esek. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAY 12 Washington [New York]. Forwarding soldiers 

from the fleet. L. S. 1 p. 9, 138 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To [Maj.] Gen. [Arte- 

MAY 13 mas] Ward [Boston]. Fortifications at Boston 

and other military matters. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. M. IV, 232 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. [David] 

MAY 13 Waterbury, Stamford [Connecticut]. Appoint 

ment to command of a regiment. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. M. IV, 233 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 13 ington [New York]. The disaster in Canada; 

need of provisions. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 

17. 9, 113 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 13 [John] Sullivan [Albany]. Orders to halt his 

troops ; forwarding of provisions ; repair of roads. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan 

to Washington, 1776, May 14. 9, 141 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert Hanson]. New York. To Lt. Col. 

MAY 14 [Benjamin] Tupper [Amboy ? New Jersey]. Pre 

vention of intercourse with enemy ; proposed at 
tempt on the light house. Letter-book copy by 
Harrison. M. IV, 234 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Fort Constitution [New 

MAY 14 York]. To George Washington, New York. 

Need of an infirmary; boom for obstructing the 

channel; need of whale-boats; rum; lack of fresh 

provisions; tents. A. L. S. 3 pp. 9, 152 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To [the 

MAY 14 Albany Committee]. Requesting a secret com 

mittee to receive [William] Duer s information 
[respecting Sir John Johnson]. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, May 16. 9, 151 



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1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To Col. 

MAY 14 [Elias] Dayton [Albany ?]. Orders to secure the 

Highlanders at Johnstown and arrest Sir John 
Johnson; examination of his papers ; care of his 
property, person, etc. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, May 16. 9, 148 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. ToVolck- 

MAY 14 ert P[ieterse] Douw [Albany]. Arrest of Sir John 

Johnson and removal of the Highlanders; man 
agement of the Indians and secrecy. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, May 16. 9, 147 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To Sir 

MAY 14 John Johnson [Johnson Hall, New York]. No 

tifying him of his arrest. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
May 14. 9, 143 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To Lady 

MAY 14 [Mary] Johnson [Johnson Hall], Sir John s con 

duct; his arrest; protection of herself, etc. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1775, May 16. 9, 146 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To [Brig.] 

MAY 14 Gen. [John] Sullivan [Albany]. Arrest of Sir 

John Johnson and blind of moving the High 
landers. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 16. 9, 149 
1776 Sullivan, John. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 14 York]. Stopping his march into Canada; for 

warding of provisions. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 142 

1776 Thompson, William. Chamblee. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

MAY 14 John Schuyler, Saratoga]. Movement of troops; 

opinion of retreat from Quebec; confusion. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 9, 144 

Wayne, Anthony. Albany. To [George Waslu ngton, 
New York]. Arms for his battlion; march to 
join [Brig.] Gen. [John] Sullivan. A. L. S. 1 p. 

9, 156 

1776 Wisner, John. New York. To [George Washington, New 

MAY 14 York]. Proposal to raise a rifle company. D. S. 

2 pp. 9, 154 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

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in Canada; money, supplies, etc. ; Indians. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. In Sparks, 3, 390. M. II, 95 

Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Dr. Samuel 
Stringer [Albany]. Hospital matters; medicines. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. II, 97 

Arnold, B[enedict]. Sorel [Canada]. To Samuel Chase 
[Montreal]. Correspondence; attitude of inhab 
itants of Montreal; need of Chase s presence; 
minor military matters; private revenges; pro 
visions; magazines; need of clothing. Contem 
porary cop3 r . 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, May 26. 9, 228 

Arnold, Bfenedict]. Sorel [Canada]. To Commissioners 
[from Congress, Montreal]. Obtaining provisions 
for Army; British reenforcements at Quebec; loss 
of gun carriages; fortifying at Sorel; inocula 
tion of troops for smallpox. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
May 26. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 
514. 9, 224 

Arnold, Benedict]. Sorel [Canada]. To Commissioners 
[from Congress, Montreal]. [Sir Guy] Carleton s 
intended attack on [Maj.] Gen. [John] Thomas. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1776, May 26. 9, 226 

Hounam, James. Highlands. Return of provisions in 
store at Forts Constitution and Montgomery. 
Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Attested 
by Henry B. Livingston. W 

Carroll, Charles of Carrollton and Samuel Chase. Mon 
treal. To [Maj. Gen.] Phfilip John] Schuyler 
[Fort George]. Pressing need of pork; the gen 
eral situation ; reenf orcement of post at the Cedars ; 
want of powder. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 
26. 9, 227 

Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To Sir John John 
son [Johnson Hall]. Removal of the Highlanders 
to Albany. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 16. 

9, 157 



108 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. New York. To[Maj.]Gen. 

MAY 16 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Military and financial 

matters. Letter-book copy by Harrison. 

M. IV, 234 

1776 Knox, Henry. New York. Return of Continental can- 

MAY 16 non now in Massachusetts. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Knox, Henry. New York. Return of proved cannon in 

MAY 16 and about New York City. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Lyon, James. Boston. To George Washington [New 

MAY 16 York], Suggesting an expedition against Nova 

Scotia. A. L. S. 4 pp. 9, 174 

1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Fort George. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 16 ington [New York]. Forwarding of [Brig.] Gen. 

[William] Thompson s brigade and provisions for 
same; Col. [James] Reid s regiment s action in 
regard to provisions for Canada; lack of intrench 
ing tools, powder, lead, etc.; apprehension of 
Sir John Johnson; responsibility of Connecticut 
troops in loss of Canada. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered May 22. 9, 158 
1776 Snllivan, John. Albany. To [George] Washington, New 
MAY 16 York. Forwarding of pork to the Army in Can 
ada. A. L. S. 2 pp. 9, 176 
1776 Tapper, Benjamin. Sloop Hester off Amboy [New Jersey]. 
MAY 16 To [George] Washington [New York]. Capture 
of a tory sloop; actions of Mrs. Darbag and other 
tories; whale-boats in Long Island Sound. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 18. 9, 178 
1776 [Washington, George.] Summary of answer to Duncan 
MAY 17 Campbell. Arms among [British] officers bag 
gage; confidence that no wanton violation of 
right has taken place. Endorsed by Robert 
Hanson Harrison on verso of Campbell to Wash 
ington, 1776, May 10. g. v. 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 17 [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort George], Reverse 

in Canada. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 

of George Lewis. In Ford, 4, 84. M. II, 101 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 17 [John] Sullivan [en route to Canada]. Reverse 

in Canada; orders for his guidance. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. M- II, 102 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 109 

Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. P[hilip] 
V[an] Rensselaer [Albany]. Repair of arms. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 235 

1776 Barber, Nathaniel, jr. [Boston.] Account of stores re- 

MAY 17 ceived from the prize Hope. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Chase, Samuel and Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Mon- 

MAY 17 treal. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Fort 

George]. News from Quebec; confused state of 
affairs; need of money and pork and a gondola. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, May 27. 9, 238 

1776 General Court - martial. At Fort Constitution [New 

MAY 17 York]. Trial of various privates [of 4th New York 

regiment] for mutiny and other crimes. Maj. 
Peter Schuyler, President of the Court. D. S. 
of Schuyler; sentences approved by Lt. Col. 
Henry B[eekman] Livingston. 4 pp. 10, 26 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 17 York]. Capture of a Cork ship by the Franklin. 

L. S. 1 p. 9, 180 

1776 Greene, Nathanael and [William Alexander, Lord] Stirling. 

MAY 18 New York. To [George] Washington [New 

York], Decision in claim to rank of Lts. [Henry] 

Champion and [Ebenezer] Huntington. A. D. S. 

of Stirling signed also by Greene. 9, 183 

1776 Johnson, [Sir] John. Johnson Hall [New York]. To [Maj. 

MAY 18 Gen.] Philip [John] Schuyler [Fort George]. 

Refusal to allow the Highlanders to be removed. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, May 21. 9, 182 

1776 Sullivan, John. Albany. To [George] Washington, New 

MAY 18 York. Condition of Cols. [Cornelius D.] Wyn- 

koop s and [Goose] Van Schaick s regiments ; tap 
ping of pork barrels to lighten the loads ; forward 
ing of provisions. L. S. 2 pp. 9, 184 

1776 Dayton, Elias. [Johnstown, New York]. To [Brig. Gen.] 

MAY 19 John Sullivan, Albany. The Highlanders and 

Sir John Johnson s departure with them; atti 
tude of Indians ; need of provisions and powder. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, May 21. 9, 189 



110 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 H[arriso]n, R[obert] H[anson]. New York. To Lt. Col. 

MAY 19 Henry B[eekman] Livingston [Fort Constitution]. 

Arms, fortifications and other military matters. 
Letter-book copy by Harrison. M. IV, 235 
1776 [Lewis, George.] New York. To Maj. Gen. [Artemas] 

MAY 19 Ward [Boston]. Fortifications at Boston; re 

cruiting. Letter-book copy by Lewis. 

M. IV, 236 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 19 York]. Dispute over enlistment of men. L. S. 

2 pp. 9, 187 

1776 Breck, Robert. Northampton [Massachusetts]. To 

MAY 20 [George Washington, New York]. Mustering of 

regiments in Hampshire and Berkshire and ex 
pense account. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 190 
1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution [New York]. To 
MAY 20 [George Washington, New York]. Employment 
of armorers; returns of his regiment. A. L. S. 

1 p. 9, 191 
1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 20 York]. Attack on the armed schooner Franklin; 

bravery of Capt. [Thomas?] Mugford. L. S. 

2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 204. 

9, 192 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

MAY 21 John] Schuyler [Fort George]. Charges and im 

putations against Schuyler s patriotism. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. In Ford, 4, 90. M. II, 108 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. Instructions for Maj. 

MAY 21 Gen. [Israel] Putnam [New York]. Work on de 

fenses of New York. A. D. 3 pp. In Ford, 4, 
95. B. I, 137 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. Instructions to Maj. 

MAY 21 Gen. [Israel] Putnam [New York]. Seizure of 

disaffected. A. D. 2 pp. In Ford, 4, 97. 

B. I, 141 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

MAY21 ton, New York. Desire of promotion, circum 

stances, etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 1, 206. 9, 196 
1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To [George] Wash- 
MAY21 ington [New York]. Expenditure and ^ieed of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 111 

money; forwarding provisions to Canada; bat- 
teaux; pork; Sir John Johnson; reports in Con 
necticut of Schuyler s intended apostacy. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered, June 9. 9, 198 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Fort Constitution [New 

MAY 21 York]. To George Washington, New York. 

Depth of channel through the Highlands; arms 

from Dutchess County; Maj. [Peter] Schuyler. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 9, 198* 

1776 Putnam, Israel. New York. To [George] Washington, 

[MAY 21] Amboy [New Jersey]. Capture of Capt. William 

Goforth s schooner in the St. Lawrence; capture 

a ship with powder from France; protection of 

vessels [in Long Island Sound]. L. S. 2pp. 

9, 160 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Amboy. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

MAY 22 Putnam [New York]. Supplies to be sent to 

[Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

M. II, 110 

1776 [Washington, George.] Amboy [New Jersey]. To [Maj.] 

MAY 22 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort George], Visit 

to Congress; Canadian situation; nails, powder 
and lead ; Indians and the retreat from Canada. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 4, 98. M. 11,112 

1776 Dayton, Elias. Johnstown [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAY 22 Philip John Schuyler, Fort George]. Escape of 

Sir John Johnson and the Highlanders; Indians; 
necessity of stationing troops at Johnson Hall. 
Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, May 24. 9, 200 

1776 Hopkins, Esek. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAY 22 Washington [near Philadelphia]. Forwarding 

men to the Army; want of crews for the armed 

vessels. L. S. 1 p. 9, 204 

1776 Schnyler, Philip [John]. Fort George. To the Secret 

MAY 22 Committee [of Albany]: Accusations of toryism 

against Schuyler; escape of Sir John Johnson 
and the Highlanders. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 
24. 9, 202 



112 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Fort George. To Col. [Elias] 

MAY 22 Dayton [Johnstown New York]. Suppression of 

tories; ousting of those in Try on county. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, May 24. 9, 199 

1776 Barber, Nathaniel, jr. Boston. Return of ordnance stores 

MAY 23 in Boston. A. D. S. 1 p. On verso is list of 

empty shells and cannon shot at Boston, Cam 
bridge and Roxbury. W 
1776 Campbell, Duncan. Fredericksburgh [New York]. To 
MAY 23 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Request 
ing permission to go into Jersey. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

9, 207 

Tryon County, Committee. To the Commissioners of In 
dian Affairs [Albany]. Attempt of Indian traders 
to supply British garrison at Fort Stanwix. 
Douw, Yolckert P[ieterse] to Robert Yates, transmitting 

above to the Albany Committee. 

Albany, Committee. To Tryon County Committee. Ap 
proving seizure of Indian traders goods. Con 
temporary copies. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1776, May 26. 9, 219 

1776 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

MAY 24 Thomas [De Chambault, Canada], The retreat 

from Canada; necessity of making a stand. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. In Ford, 4, 102. M. II, 114 

[1776] Anonymous. Plans for [Brig.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam s con- 

[MAY 24?] sideration for employing armed vessels to pre 

vent the King s ships being supplied with fresh 
provisions. 1 p. Endorsed by Samuel Blatchley 
Webb: "Genl. Putnam in Conference with ye 
Committee & Colo. Tupper approves of the within 
plan." 9, 215 

1776 Billington, James. [Johnstown, New York.] Deposition 

MAY 24 as to boats for Sir John Johnson at Oneida Lake. 

Taken before William Duer. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, May 24. 9, 206 
1776 Court of Inquiry. Boston. Proceedings on complaint of 
MAY 24 Col. [James Mitchell] Varnum against Lt. Daniel 
Merrill for enlisting men. A. D. S. of Paul Dud 
ley Sargent. 1 p. Enclosed in Ward to Wash 
ington, 1776, June 3. 9, 282 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 113 

1776 Dayton, Elias. Johnstown [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAY 24 Philip John Schuyler, Fort George]. Transmit 

ting depositions. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 
24. 9, 205 

Dayton, Elias. Johnstown [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 
Philip John Schuyler, Fort George]. Seizure of 
Johnson Hall and Sir John Johnson s papers; 
Lady Johnson. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 
26. 2d copy. 9. 223. 9, 212 

1776 Putnam, Israel. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAY 24 [Philadelphia]. Supplies shipped to [Maj.] Gen. 

[Philip John] Schuyler; cannon for Col. [Henry] 

Knox; lead. L. S. 1 p. 9, 213 

[1776] [Putnam, Israel.] [New York.] List of ship supplies and 

[MAY 24] fittings sent [to Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler]. 

1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1776, 

May 24. 9,216 

[1776] Putnam, [Rufus]. Demand from invoice of goods lately 

[MAY -4?] taken and carried into Boston. 1 p. In hand 

writing of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 9, 214 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Fort George. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 24 ington [Philadelphia]. Transportation of pro 

visions to Canada; Sir John Johnson ; supplies in 
Canada. L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 9. 9, 208 

[1776] [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Fort George,] Estimate of men 

[MAY 24] necessary to transport provisions from Albany to 

Canada. 3 pp. In handwriting of John Lan 
sing, jr. Enclosed in preceding entry. 9, 210 

1776 Albany, Committee. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuy- 

MAY 25 ler [Fort George]. Correspondence with the 

Committee of Try on [County]. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, May 26. 9, 218 

1776 [Hughes, Hugh.] New York. Return of articles shipped 

MAY 25 to Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler, Albany. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. W 

1776 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Fort George. To Col. [Elias] 
MAY 25 Dayton [Johnstown, New York]. Orders to re 
move Lady Johnson to Albany and take post to 
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114 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

guard the country. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 
26. 9, 217 

[1776] Anonymous. De Chambault [Canada]. Call for a gondola 

[MAY 26] O r floating battery to defend De Chambault. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 

to Washington, 1776, May 26. 9, 230 

1776 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Fort George.- To [George] Wash- 

MAY 26 ington [Philadelphia]. Forwarding provisions to 

Canada; Indian matters; Sir John Johnson s in 
tentions; interruption of provision transporta 
tion by [Brig.] Gen. [John] Sullivan s corps. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered June 9. 9, 221 

1776 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Fort George. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 26 ington [Philadelphia]. Lack of men and bat- 

teaux; call for a gondola. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered June 9. 9, 231 

1776 Clark & Nightingale. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 27 George Washington [Philadelphia]. Forwarding 

arms to Norwich [Connecticut]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

9, 234 

1776 Lansing, John, jr. Fort George. Return of garrison at 

MAY 27 Fort George. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 

26. 9, 232 

1776 Putnam, Israel. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAY 27 [Philadelphia]. Forwarding supplies to Canada; 

provisions and troops. L. S. 2 pp. 9, 243 

1776 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Fort George. To [GeorgejWash- 

MAY 27 ington [Philadelphia]. News from Quebec; money 

sent into Canada; need of medicines; gondola 

sent from Ticonderoga to De Chambault. L. S. 

1 p. Answered June 7. 9, 236 

1776 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Fort George. To the Albany 

MAY 27 Committee. Sir John Johnson; Col. [Elias] 

Dayton s orders. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 

27. 9, 239 

1776 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Fort George. To tho Albany 

MAY 27 Committee. Stoppage of the Indian traders. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed hi Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, May 27. 9, 241 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 115 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To Col. [Elias] 

MAY 27 Dayton [Johnstown, New York]. Dayton s pru 

dence; management of the Highlanders; posi 
tion to be taken by his troops. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, May 27. 9, 242 
1776 Sullivan, John. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 
MAY 27 Schuyler [Fort George]. Cutting off of the party 
at the Cedars; Cayuga Indians; call for re- 
enforcements. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, May 31. 

9* 250 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [Phila- 

MAY27 delphia]. Purchase of the brigantine Hannah 

for the Continent; particulars of attack on the 

Franklin and the Lady ^Washington. L. S. 2 

pp. Answered June 16. 9, 244 

1776 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 28 [Israel] Putnam, New York. Capture of prize; 

cargo; plan for employing armed vessels; deten 
tion at Philadelphia. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 
Ford, 4, 103. M. II, 115 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 28 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Disposition of powder 

and arms taken in a prize. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. II, 117 

1776 Bayley, Jacob. Newbuiy [New Hampshire]. To George 

MAY 28 Washington [Philadelphia]. Commencing work 

on road to St. Johns. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered June 25. 9, 246 

1776 Schuyler,Ph[ilipJohn]. Fort George. To [George] Wash- 

MAY28 ington [Philadelphia]. Dark aspect in Canada; 

need of Col. [Elias] Dayton s regiment in Tryon 
county; requesting a court of inquiry; accusa 
tions against Schuyler; passes granted British 
officers. L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 9. In 
part in Sparks, 6, 536. 9, 248 

1776 Nicoll, Isaac. Fort Constitution [New York]. Return 

MAY 29 of garrison at Fort Constitution. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to 
Washington, 1776, June 1. 9, 264 



116 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Nicoll, Isaac. Fort Constitution [New York]. Account 

MAY 29 o f artillery stores at Forts Constitution and 

Montgomery. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1776, June 1. 

9, 276 

1776 Hounam, James. Fort Constitution [New York]. Return 

MAY 30 of provisions in store at Fort Constitution. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Stirling to Washington, 1776, June 1. 9, 268 

1776 Sargent, Winthrop. Fort Constitution [New York]. Re- 

MAY 30 turn of ordnance and ordnance stores at Fort 

Constitution. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1776, June 1. 

9, 267 

1776 Thompson, William. Chamblee. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

MAY 30 John Schuyler, Fort George]. Holding post at 

the Sorel; want of ammunition. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
May 31. 9, 251 

1776 Bedlow, William. Fort Montgomery [New York], List 

MAY 31 of tory prisoners sent from Dutchess, Manor of 

Livingston, East Camp, Claverack and Rhine- 
beck precincts. 1 p. Endorsed by Samuel 
Blatchley Webb: "List of Tory Prisoners in 
Fort Montgomery." W 

1776 Bedlow, William. Fort Constitution [New York]. Mem- 

MAY 31 orandum of expense of the Commissioners [at 

the Highlands]. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Stirling to Washington, 1776, June 1. 9, 272 
1776 Bedlow, William. Fort Constitution. Memorandum of 

MAY 31 Commissioners, workmen, etc. at Fort Constitu 

tion. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to 
Washington, 1776, June 1. 9, 275 

1776 Carpenter, Nehemiah. Fort Montgomery [New York]. 

MAY 31 Return of provisions at Fort Montgomery. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. 9, 273 

1776 Fort Constitution, Expenses at. Memorandum of monthly 

MAY 31 expense. 1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washing 

ton, 1776, June 1. 9, 271 

1776 Fort Montgomery, Expenses at. Memorandum of monthly 

MAY 31 expense. 1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washing 

ton, 1776, June 1. 9, 270 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 117 

1776 [Hughes, Hugh.] New York. Return of nails shipped to 

MAY 31 Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler, Albany. Tabu 

lar statement. 1 p. W 

1776 Livingston, Gilbert and Thomas Palmer. Fort Montgom- 

MAY si ery [New York]. Memorandum of Commis 

sioners, number of mechanics, list of imple 
ments, etc. at Fort Montgomery. D. S. 1 p. 

9, 274 

1776 Putnam, Israel. New York. To [George] Washington, 

MAY 31 Philadelphia. Departure of Sir John Johnson; 

parole of British officers; capture of Capt. Mc 
Coy and Gov. [Philip] Skene; armed vessels; 
progress of fortifications. L. S. 2 pp. 9, 254 

1776 Sargent, Winthrop. Fort Montgomery [New York]. Re- 

MAY 31 turn of artillery and ordnance stores at Fort 

Montgomery. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1776, 

June 1. 9, 266 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 31 ington [Philadelphia]. [Brig.] Gen. [William] 

Thompson ordered to De Chambault; visit of 
Oneida chiefs; building of gondolas; disaster at 
the Cedars; design to seize Schuyler as a tory. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 9. In part in 
Sparks, 6, 536. 9, 259 

1776 [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] List of tory prison- 

MAY 31 ers at Fort Montgomery. 1 p. Enclosed in Stir 

ling to Washington, 1776, June 1. 9, 269 

[1776] Anonymous. Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Sa- 

[MAY] lem. Account of coining of Hessian reenforce- 

ments. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 
Webb. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to Washing 
ton, 1776, May 31. 9, 256 

[1776] Six Nations, Chiefs. [New York] To [George Washington, 

[MAY] New York]. Desire to go to Philadelphia; re 

quest for meat and drink. 2 pp. Endorsed by 
Washington: "A Talk of the Indians." 9, 186 

1776 [Trumbull, Joseph] Account with the Continental Con- 

[MAY] gress. [Disbursements from April 15 to May 25] 

A. D. 1 p. "No. 2" W 



118 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Putnam, Israel. New York. To [George] Washington 

JUNE l [Philadelphia]. Forwarding letters from [Maj.] 

Genls. [Philip John] Schuyler and [John] Sulli 
van; defeat at the Cedars. L. S. 1 p. 9, 258 

1776 Putnam, Israel. New York. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

JUNE 1 Schuyler, Fort George]. Forwarding cannon, 

powder, etc. ; need of relief for the Cauglmawaga 

Indians. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 

in preceding entry. 9, 259 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 1 ington [Philadelphia]. Places adaptable to forti 

fication in the Highlands; works at Forts Mont 
gomery and Constitution; garrisons and the com 
mand ; provision issues ; expenses of building ; 
treatment of tories. L. S. 6 pp. 9, 260 

1776 Wentworth, Joshua. Portsmouth. To [Lt. Col.] Stephen 

JUNE 1 Moylan [Philadelphia?]. Requesting instruc 

tions respecting disposal of the prize brig Eliza 
beth. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 257 

1776 Thompson, William. Sorel [Canada]. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 2 ington [Philadelphia]. Advance of the British; 

Col. [Arthur] St. Glair s attempt against the en 
emy; rieed of reenforcements; possession of Can 
ada; [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold s capitula 
tion; situation of Canadian sympathizers. A. L. 
S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 207. 9, 277 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 3 [Israel] Putnam, New York. Situation in Can 

ada; expectation of British at New York. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. In Ford, 4, 108. M. 11,118 

1776 Sullivan, John. Chamblee [Canada]. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 3 ington [Philadelphia]. The general situation. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 210. 9, 283 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [Phil- 

JUNE 3 adelphia]. Transmitting proceedings of a court 

of inquiry; forwarding articles to [Maj.] Gen. 

[Israel] Putnam. L. S. 1 p. 9, 280 

1776 [Ward, Artemas.] Boston. Invoice of ordnance stores 

JUNE 3 forwarded to New York. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Ward to Washington, 1776, June 6. 9, 298 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



119 



1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Philadelphia. To Col. Lachlan 

JUNE 4 Mclntosh, Savannah, Georgia. Situation in 

Georgia; returns, etc. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. II, 119 

1776 [Hughes, Hugh.] New York. Return of oakum and junk 

JUNE 4 shipped to Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler, 

Albany. D. S: Barent Van Alen. Tabular 

statement. 1 p. W 

1776 Tupper, Benjamin. Sloop Hester [Amboy, New Jersey]. 

JUNE 4 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Arrival 

of British ships at Sandy Hook; information 

from deserters. Recent copy. 1 p. 9, 283 

1776 Tupper, Benjamin. Sloop Hester [Amboy, New Jersey]. 

JUNE 4 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Report 

of intended sailing of British ships; measures for 

their capture. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 286 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Montreal. To Brig. Gen. [John] Sul- 

JUNE 5 livan, Sorel. Collection of goods for the Army; 

threatened Indian attack at La Chine; news from 

Three Rivers. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

Sullivan to Washington, 1776, June 5-6. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 524. 9, 294 

1776 Dugan, J[eremiah]. St. Tours [Canada]. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 5 John Sullivan, Sorel. Introducing Theodore 

Chartres; charge against Dugan; his character 

and price set on his head by [Sir Guy] Carleton. 

L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 

1776, June 5-6. 9, 293 

1776 [Hughes, Hugh.] New York. Return of sundry articles 

JUNES shipped to Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler, 

Albany. Tabular statement. D. S: Barent 

Van Alen. 1 p. W 

1776 Sullivan, John. Sorel [Canada]. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 5-6 ton [New York]. The situation on his arrival; 

changed face of affairs; attitude of Canadians; 
outline of his intentions; post at La Chine and 
other places. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 211. 9, 298 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Montreal. To [Maj . Gen. Philip John 

JUNE 6 Schuyler, Fort George]. [Brig.] Gen. [John] Sul 

livan s dangerous situation at Sorel; probable 
evacuation of Montreal; small-pox and the Army; 



120 LIBRAE Y OF CONGRESS 

need of batteaux on Lake Champlain. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, June 11. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 526. 9, 328 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. New York. Return of fixed ammuni- 

JuNE 6 tion and of musket cartridges delivered the sev 

eral regiments since May 6. D. S. 3 pp. W 

1776 Sullivan, John. Sorel, Canada. Instructions to [Brig.] 

JUNE 6 Gen. [William] Thompson for attacking the 

enemy at Three Rivers. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Sullivan to Washington, 1776, June 5-6. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 525. 9, 300 

1776 [Sullivan, John.] Sorel [Canada]. Commission of Cap- 

JUNE 6 tain of an Independent Canadian company to 

Francis Guillot. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 1776, June 

5-6. 9, 292 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JUNE 6 York]. Transmitting return of ordnance stores 

forwarded to New York. L. S. 1 p. 9, 298 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 7 [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort George]. Situation 

in Canada; employment of Indians. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. In Ford, 4, 110. M. II, 121 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] New York. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 7 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Case of Lt. Col. 

[William] Burbeck; payment of troops. Letter- 
book copy by Harrison. M. IV, 237 
1776 Pellenger, Frederick. German Flats [New York]. To 
JUNE 7 Col. Frederick Fisher, Mohawk District. Ap 
proach of Indians; orders to march forward. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington,. 1776, June 10. 9, 314 
1776 Thompson, William. Nicholette [Canada]. To [Brig. 
JUNE 7 Gen. John Sullivan, Sorel]. Approach and 
measures preparatory to attack on Three Rivers. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan 
to Washington, 1776, June 8. 9, 309 

1776 Albany, Committee of Safety. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

JUNE 8 Schuyler, Albany]. Approach of Indians against 

the western frontier; request for aid and advice. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, June 8. 9, 315 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 121 

1776 [Hughes, Hugh.] New York. Return of intrenching 

JUNK 8 tools. Tabular statement. 1 p. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort George. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 8 [Israel] Putnam "or commanding officer at New 

York." Forwarding supplies to Canada; be 
havior of Col. [Timothy] Bedel and Maj. [Isaac] 
Butterfield; protection of western frontier; en 
gineer needed for Ticonderoga. L. S. 2 pp. 

9, 305 

This letter was received by Washington who returned to New York 
June 6. 

1776 Sullivan, John. Sorel [Canada]. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 8-12 ton [New York]. [Brig.] Gen. [William] Thomp 

son s attack at Three Rivers; [Brig.] Gen. [Bene 
dict] Arnold s behavior; weakness of the Army; 
defeat of Thompson; strength of the British; 
Indians. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 216. 9, 307 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. 

J U NE 9 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Sir J[ohn] 

J[ohnson] and Indians; reenforcements for the 
north; supply difficulties; prisoners; defeat at 
the Cedars; charges against him. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Alexander Contee 
Hanson and Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
4, 123. M. II, 132 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. [New York.] To Joseph Trum- 

JUNE 9 bull [Lebanon, Connecticut]. Supply of provi 

sions for Canada and the Flying Camp; expor 
tation of salt pork. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Alexander Contee Hanson. 

M. II, 128 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 9 [David] Wooster [Canada]. Recalling him from 

command. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 

of Alexander Contee Hanson. M. II, 129 

1776 [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] New York. To 

JUNE J [George Washington, New York]. Suggestions 

for fortifications in the Highlands. Auto, draft. 

B. I, 143 

1776 Varick, Richard. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

JUNE 9 York]. Sending Capt. [Lt. Col. ? John] Godwin to 

New Jersey. A. L. S. 1 p. 9, 287 



122 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington, New 

JUNE 9 York. Forwarding military stores to New York; 

capture of a ship from Scotland with Highland 
ers on board. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 16. 

9, 310 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To William Bedlow 

JUNE 10 and other Commissioners at Forts Constitution 

and Montgomery. Ordering execution of [Wil 
liam Alexander,] Lord Stirling s plan [June 9] for 
fortifying the Highlands. A.L. S. B. 1,144 

Bedlow and Jonathan Lawrence were the New York Provincial Com 
missioners at Fort Constitution and Thomas Palmer and Gilbert Liv 
ingston at Fort Montgomery. 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To Maj. Peter Schuy- 

JUNE 10 ler [New York]. Orders to command at east end 

of Long Island. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Alexander Contee Hanson. In Ford, 
4, 139, note. M. IV, 238 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Montreal. To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

JUNE 10 Schuyler [Albany]. Conference with the Indians; 

[Brig.] Gen. [William] Thompson s advance on 
Three Rivers; seizure of tory goods. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuylcr to 
Washington, 1776, June 19-20. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 1, 527. 10, 56 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] New York. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 10 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Lt. [Thomas] Machin 

to be sent to New York. Letter-book copy by 

Harrison. M. IV, 238 

1776 Knox, H[enry]. [New York.] Return of position of can- 

JUNE 10 non and companies of artillery in and about the 

city of New York. D. S. 

Knox, H[enry]. New York. To [George Washington, 
New York]. Estimate of number of artillerymen 
needed and method of obtaining them. A. L. S. 
3 pp. in all. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 10 ton [New York]. Necessity of his return to Al 

bany; Indians on the frontier ; Schuyler s inten 
tions against Fort Stanwick; employment of In 
dians; militia and forwarding provisions to Can 
ada; Lady Johnson. L. S. 3 pp. 9, 312 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 123 

1776 Wynkoop, Cornelius [D]. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 10 Ph[ilip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Forwarding 

letter; desertions; salt. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 

June 17. 10, 42 

1776 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JUNK 11 Washington [New York]. Sale and disposal of 

prizes; reward for captors; Capt. [William] 

Bradford s claim to oflice. A. L. S. 2pp. 9,316 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Fort Constitution [New 

JUNE 11 York]. To George Washington, New York. Re 

pair of arms; progress on the works ; payment of 
troops; barrack-master; cannon at Fort Mont 
gomery; ammunition store against a surprise; 
proceedings of a general court-martial for mutiny; 
recommending erection of a fortification at West 
Point; need of tents. A. L. S. 5pp. 9,332 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Fort Constitution. To 

JUNE 11 Brig. Gen. [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling, 

New York. Arms received from Dutchess 
County and Livingston Manor; right to compel 
tory prisoners to labor; need of tents; promo 
tion; need of a surgeon. A. L. S. 3 pp. 9, 336 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 11 [New York]. [Maj. John] Butler and coming 

meeting of the Six Nations at Oswego; Oneida 
Indians; need of powder; intention to seize 
Fort Stanwix; specie payment of debts con 
tracted in Canada; returns of troops and provi 
sions in Canada; militia and small-pox. L. S. 
1 p. Answered June 16. Copy, 9 ; 330. 9, 325 

1776 Nicolson, John. New York. To George Washington [New 

JUNE 12 York]. Memorial recounting his services in Can 

ada; charges against him; requests investiga 
tion; complaint of rank. A. D. S. 2 pp. W 

1776 Scammell, Alexander. Return of the Continental forces in 

Ju * E 12 Canada. Tabular statement. 2 pp. Endorsed 

by Robert Hanson Harrison: "Copied. 5 W 

1776 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 12 ton [New York]. Approaching evacuation of 

Canada; saving the batteaux; need of gondolas. 

L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 16. In Sparks, 

Letters to Washington, 1, 223. 10, 2 



124 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 12 ton [New York]. Favorable intelligence from 

[Brig.] Gen. [John] Sullivan; need of gondolas. 

L. S. 1 p. Answered June 16. 10, 11 

1776 [Stringer, Samuel.] St. Johns. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

JUNE 12 Schuyler, Albany]. Account of Prig.] Gen. [Wil 

liam] Thompson s attack at Three Rivers. Con 
temporary extract. 2pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1776, June 19-20. 10, 58 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 13 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Provisions and in 

trenching tools for Canada; responsibility for 
the surrender at the Cedars; employment of 
Indians; establishing post near German Flats; 
Col. [John] Nicholson s request for instructions; 
applications of officers, coming from Canada, 
for pay. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. With omissions in 
Sparks, 3, 417. M. II, 141 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

JUNE 13 Sullivan [Sorel]. Death of Maj. Gen. [John] 

Thomas; Canadian situation. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 

Ford, 4, 141. M. II, 148 

1776 Antill, E[dward]. Chamblee. To [Brig. Gen. John Sul- 

JUNE 13 livan, Sorel]. Efforts to collect a return of the 

troops; loss of De Chambault; necessity of a 

retreat. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, June 25. 

10, 101 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict], St. Johns and Chamblee [Canada]. 

JUNE 13 To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. 

Plunder of tory goods seized at Montreal; re 
pulse at Three Rivers; weakness of Army; the 
sick; strength of British; preparations for retreat; 
need of water-craft. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, June 
19-20. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 
529. 10, 59 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. Chamblee. To [Brig. Gen. John Sul- 

JUNE 13 livan, Sorel]. Confusion at St. Johns; necessity 

of a retreat; plunder of goods seized at Montreal; 

preparations for removal. Contemporary copy. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



125 



2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
June 25. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 
528, under date of June 11. 10, 102 

1776 Commissioners of Indian Affairs, Northern Department. 

JUNE 13 Albany. Proceedings on resolve of Congress of 

June 3, authorizing employment of Indians in 
Canada; Stockbridge tribe; conference with the 
Six Nations; expenses of the Indian Department. 
Commissioners : Maj . Gen. Philip John Schuyler, 
Volckert Pieterse Douw and Timothy Edwards. 
Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, June 15. 10, 23 

1776 Hazen, M[oses]. Chamblee. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] Sul- 

JUNE 13 livan [Sorel]. Requesting court of inquiry into 

his conduct; posts at De Chambault and Sorel; 
need of preparing for a retreat. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, June 25. 10, 100 

1776 Lansing, John, jr. Fort George [New York]. To Capt. 

JUNE 13 [Richard] Varick [Albany]. Dilatoriness of 

[Capts.] [David] Downs s and [John] Stevens s 
companies; desertions. Contemporary extract 
by Varick. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1776, June 17. 10, 43 

1776 McKnight, Charles. [New York.] Certificate of disabil- 

JUNE 13 ity of Jonathan Draper. A. D. S. With recom 

mendation for discharge of Draper by John 
Morgan. 1 p. Endorsed by Robert Hanson 
Harrison: "discharged 13 June 1776." W 

1776 McKnight, Charles. [New York.] Certificate of illness of 

JUNE 13 Samuel Thompson. A. D. S. With recommend 

ation for discharge of Thompson by John Morgan. 
Endorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: "dischd. 
15 June 76." W 

1776 Sacket, Samuel and Others. New York. To George 

JUNE 13 Washington [New York]. Disbandment of the 

4th New York regiment; wish to remain in the 

service. D. S. by Sacket and four others. W 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. James 

JUNE 14 Clinton [Fort Constitution, New York]. Orders 

to fortify the Highlands. Letter-book copy. In 

handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. Extract in Ford, 

4, 146, note. M. IV, 239 



126 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Washington,] Gjeorgc]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 14 [Pliilip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Expectation 

of Indian uprising; intrenching tools, ammuni 
tion, etc.; reenforcements for Canada. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. M. II, 150 

1776 Lansing, John, jr. Fort George [New York]. To [Maj.] 

JUNE 14 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Forward 

ing of pork and flour [to Canada]; weak state of 
the garrison. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, June 17. 

10, 44 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To [Col.] Joshua 

JUNE 15 Wentworth, Portsmouth. Privateer matters. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 240 

1776 Guillot, Jean de. State of affairs in Canada. British 

JUNE 15 troops, forces, cannon, etc; [Lt.] Gen. [John] 

Burgoyne. 5 pp. (In French.) W 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Fort Constitution [New 

JUNE 15 York]. To [George Washington, New York]. 

Transmitting proceedings of a court-martial; 
pay-rolls. Recent copy. 1 p. 10, 25 

1776 McDougall, Alexander. New York. To [George] Wash- 

JUNEIS ington [New York]. Need of pay for troops; 

recruiting. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 28 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNEIS ton [New York]. Resolutions of Congress for 

warded to Canada; Col. [Elias] Dayton s com 
mand in Tryon county; prisoners; raising Col. 
[Goose] Van Schaick s regiment and its scattered 
detail of duty; matter of Col. [Cornelius D.]Wyn- 
koop s regiment; tapping of pork barrels; trouble 
with batteau-men caused by Sullivan s troops; 
Col. [William] Irvine s treatment of wagoners; 
forwarding flour; fortifying Ticonderoga and 
Fort George; batteaux; lack of information [of 
the affair at the Cedars]; provisions; employ 
ment of Indians; security of Lady Johnson as a 
hostage. L. S. 15 pp. Answered, June 24. 

10, 17 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To Robert Watts [Al- 

JUNE 15 bany]. Retention of Lady Johnson as a hostage. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, June 15. 10, 21 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 127 

1776 Schuyler, Pli[ilip John]. Albany. To Kobert Watts [Al- 

JUNE 15 bany]. Refusing Lady Johnson permission to 

leave Albany. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, June 15. 

10, 25 

1776 Watts, Robert. Albany. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] 

JUNE 15 Schuyler [Albany]. Security for Lady Johnson. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, June 15. 10, 22 

1776 Watts, Robert. [Albany.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] 

JUNE 15 Schuyler [Albany]. Willingness to inform Gen. 

Washington of reasons for detaining Lady John 
son. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1776, June 15. 10, 26 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 16 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Conference 

with the Six Nations; supplies; boat building; 
Sullivan s report of condition of affairs in 
Canada; trial of officers in command at the 
Cedars; arrival of British transports and cap 
ture of prizes. Letter-book copy. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. M. II, 152 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

JUNE 16 Sullivan [Isle aux Noix]. The Canadian situa 

tion; friendship of inhabitants; advance and 
establishment of posts; commissions, harmony, 
etc.; character of the Canadians. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. In Ford, 4, 147. M. II, 155 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 16 [Artemas] Ward, Boston. Attack on privateers; 

Col. [James Mitchell] Varnum s complaint of 
enlistment officers; arms for Canada; prisoners; 
capture of British transports, etc. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. In Ford, 4, 144. M. II, 160 

[1776] [Hughes, Hugh.] New York. Return of sundry articles 

[JUNE 16] shipped to Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler, Al 

bany. D. S: Lewis Clark. Tabular statement. 
Ip. W 

1776 Johnson, M[ary, Lady]. Albany To [George Washington, 

JUNE 1G New York]. Requesting permission to come to 

New York; [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler s 

severity. Recent copy. 1 p. 10, 30 



128 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Palfrey, [William.] New York. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 16 [New York]. The military chest exhausted. 

Transcript. C. C. 169, 1, 404 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JUNE 16 York]. Erection of battery on Long Island and 

driving off of British ships; need of pay for 
troops ; discharge of invalids ; capture of a troop 
ship from Glasgow. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
June 23. 10, 32 

1776 Hughes, Hugh. New York. Return of tents. 1 p. Coun- 

JUNE 17 tersigned : Stephen Moylan, Q. M. G. 1 p. W 

1776 Roorbach, Garret. New York. To George Washington 

JUNE 17 [New York]. Memorial : His discharge from of 

fice of Barrack-master of New York; requests to 
be informed of the charges against him. D. S. 
2pp. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 17 ton [New York]. Intrenching tools; authority to 

inflict capital punishment; convention with In 
dians [Six Nations]; taking post at Fort Stan- 
wix ; need of picket at German Flats ; disadvan 
tages of position of Ticonderoga; suggested fort; 
desertions ; raising and officering regiments from 
corps in Canada; pay of officers and pay difficul 
ties; need of cannon, powder and lead; militia; 
Schuyler s health. L.S. llpp. Answered June 
24. 10, 36 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution [New York]. Return 

JUNE 19 of men and arms in the garrisons at Forts Consti 

tution and Montgomery. Tabular statement. 
D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Oneida Indians, Conference in Albany. Their visit to 

JUNE 19 [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold in Canada; bury 

ing the hatchet by the other tribes; the treat 
ment received in Canada; belt for the Six Na 
tions; ammunition supplied them; invitation to 
a Council at German Flats. Commissioners: 
Gen. Schuyler and Volckert P. Douw, John J. 
Bunker, interpreter. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, June 
19-20. 10, 61 

1776 Pond, Charles. Fire Island [New York]. To [George 

JUNE 19 Washington, New York]. Capture of two prizes. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 49 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 129 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 19-20 ton [New York]. News from Canada; Schuyler s 

health; conference with the Indians; intelli 
gence of gathering of the Western Indians ; pur 
chase of goods; retreat from Canada and call for 
batteaux; forwarding militia; weakness of Fort 
George garrison; specie forwarded to Canada; 
raising militia; purchase of cattle; seizure of 
tory effects in Montreal; [Brig.] Gen. [John] Sul 
livan s position at Sorel; retreat of American 
Army. L. S. 10 pp. Answered June 24. 10, 50 

1776 Sullivan, John. Isle aux Noix. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 19 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Results of [Brig.] Gen. 

[William] Thompson s defeat; state of the Army; 
retreat from Sorel; pursuit of the enemy; post at 
Isle aux Noix. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, June 25. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 531. 

10, 104 

1776 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JUNE 19 Washington [New York]. Papers necessary for 

trial of Capt. [William] Coit s prizes. A. L. S. 

1 p. 10, 65 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 20 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Fortifying passes into 

Canada; bounty to Indians. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and 

Alexander Contee Hanson. In Ford, 4, 168. 

M. II, 167 

1776 Bedlow, William. Fort Constitution [New York]. Return 

JUNE 20 of men employed at Fort Constitution by the 

Commissioners. Tabular list of names. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1776 Howe, [Richard, Lord], H. M. S. Eagle off Massachusetts 

JUNE 20 Bay. To Gov. [William] Franklin, New Jersey. 

Royal proclamation of pardon to be published. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Samuel Blatchley Webb. 1 p. 10, 70 

1776 Howe, [Richard, Lord]. H. M. S. Eagle. Off Massachu- 

JUNE 20 setts Bay. Royal proclamation of pardon to 

persons returning to allegiance to the crown. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 10, 72 

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1776 Reed, Joseph. New York. Return of the troops of the 

JUNE 20 United Colonies serving in Canada under com 

mand of Brig. Gen. John Sullivan May 11, 1776. 
Tabular statement of numbers by regiments. 
D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 [Schaick, Goose Van.] Return of regiment in Canada com- 

JuNE 2 manded by him. Tabular list of names. In 

handwriting of Richard Varick with explanatory 
note by Schuyler, dated Albany and addressed 
to Washington. W 

1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

JUNE 20 Sullivan [Sorel]. Securing a safe retreat from 

Canada; batteaux; Col. [Elias] Dayton in Try on 
county; Schuyler s health. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 177 6 
June 19-20. 10, 61 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JUNE 20 York]. Capture of a Scotch transport with High 

landers; desire to be relieved of command. L. S. 
1 p. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 226. 

10, 74 

1776 Wynkoop, Cornelius [D]. Ticonderoga [New York]. 

JUNE 20 Return of regiment commanded by him. Tabular 

statement. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Varick. W 
1776 Wynkoop, Cornelius [D]. Ticonderoga. To [Maj.] Gen. 
JUNE 20-21 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Garrison and 
stores; need of reenf orcement ; [Brig.] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan s retreat from Canada. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, June 24. 10, 90 
1776 Gould, Benjamin. Boston. To [George] Washington, 
JUNE 2*1 New York. Service of his company and favor 
requested for it. A. L. S. 3 pp. 10, 82 
1776 Leary, John, jr. [New York.] To [George Washington, 
JUNE 21 New York]. Conditions of service for a volun 
teer troop of horse. A. D. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 2, 83 

1776 Livingston, Gilbert. Fort Montgomery. List of persons 

JUNE 21 employed by the Commissioners at Fort Mont 

gomery. Tabular list of names. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Tupper, Benjamin. Sandy Hook [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 21 Washington, New York. Attempt on the work 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 131 

at Sandy Hook. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by 
Robert Hanson Harrison: "22d. Wrote him to 
desist from the Enterprize as It seemed danger 
ous & not to promise success." 10, 78 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution. To [George Wash- 

JUNE 22 ington, New York]. Receipt of orders [to arrest 

Fletcher Mathews]; want of arms; work on the 

Highland fortifications. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 84 

1776 Livingston, Philip, John Jay and Gouverneur Morris. 

JUNE 22 New York. To Col. [James] Clinton [Fort Con 

stitution, New York]. Warrant intended for 
James Matthews, also warrants for William Forbes 
and one Clarke. A. L. S. of Jay signed also by 
the others. 1 p. 10,110 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To Col. James Clinton, 

JUNE 23 Fort Constitution. Seizure of a tory; supply of 

arms. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Samuel Blatchley Webb. M. II, 175 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ar- 

JUNE 23 temas] Ward [Boston]. Capture of British ship; 

payment of troops; invalids; resolves of Con 
gress respecting captures by armed vessels. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. II, 173 

1776 Taylor, John. [Canada.] Return of men drawing ra- 

J UN K 23-24 tions. Tabular list of names. D. S. 1 p. En 

dorsed by John Sullivan: "Provision Return for 
proof of the General Return." W 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington, New 

JUNE 23 York. Rehearing of Col. [James Mitchell] Var- 

num s complaint against Lt. [Daniel] Merrill; 

Ward s health; arrival of British transports. 

L. S. 1 p. Answered July 1 . 10, 86 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. Instructions and 

JuXK 24 orders to Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates [New York] 

for his command in Canada. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of George Lewis. In Ford, 4, 

171. M. IV, 242 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNK 2* [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Disheartening 

conditions in Canada; fortifying the passes; In 
dians; military punishments. Letter-took copy. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 
Ford, 4, 173. M. II, 178 



132 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE24 ton [New York], Retreat from Canada; Indian 

affairs and Fort Stanwix; New York militia for 
northern service; erection of a saw-mill at head 
of Lake Champlain; building of gondolas; road 
from Fort Edward. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
June 28. 10, 88 

1776 Sullivan, John. Isle aux Noix. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 24 [New York]. Health of the Army; removal to 

Crown Point; Indian attacks; attitude of Cana 
dians; vessels for defense of the Lakes [Cham- 
plain and George]; health of the Army; returns 
of ordnance and provisions ; retreat from Canada. 
L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 231. 10, 141 

1776 Sullivan, John. Isle aux Noix. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 24 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Delegation of au 

thority to punish; health of the Army; fortifying 
Crown Point; Indian attacks. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, July 2. 10, 126 
1776 Wuibert, Antoine Felix. Commission as Lt. Col. of En- 
JUNE 24 gineers. Printed form filled out. D. S. of John 
Hancock. Attest: Chas. Thomson. 1 p. En 
closed in Putnam to Washington, 1776, Dec. 12. 

12, 269 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Lt.] Col. Jacob 

JUNE 25 Bayley, Bulls Head [Massachusetts]. Road into 

Canada. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 244 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Y ork. To Henry Brom- 

JUNE 25 field [Boston]. Appraisement of ordnance stores. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Samuel 

Blatchley Webb. M. II, 178 

Same sent to Capt. John Manly. 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. [James] 

JUNE 25 Clinton, Fort Constitution. Management of 

affairs in the Highlands, armorers, carpenters, 
pay rolls, etc. Letter-book copy. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. M. II, 182 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Lt.] Col. B[en- 

JUNE25 jamin] Tupper [The Narrows]. Guard-boats. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Samuel 
Blatchley Webb. M. IV, 246 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 133 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Albany. To [George] Washington, 

JUNE 25 New York. The retreat from Canada; prepara 

tions necessary for a stand at Crown Point; need 
of gondolas ; state of Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 237. 10, 94 

1776 Foster, Isaac. New York. To Dr. John Morgan [New 

JUNE 25 York]. Recommends discharge of Jeremiah 

Metcalf. A. L. S. 1 p. Approved by Morgan. 

Endorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: "dischd 

25 June 1776." W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JuNE25 ton [New York]. The evacuation of Canada; 

[Brig.] Gen. [John] Sullivan s determination to 
hold Isle aux Noix and Schuyler s order to 
retreat to Crown Point; need of carpenters, etc. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 28. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 239. 10, 98 

1776 Sullivan, John. [Isle aux Noix.] To [George] Washington 

JUNE 25 [New York]. British reenforcement ; return of 

strength of American Army ; harmony among the 
troops ; [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold s manage 
ment ; sickness in the Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 241. 10, 140 
1776 Washington, George. New York. Orders to Lt. Col. 

JUNE 26 [Henry Beekman] Livingston [New York], to re 

pair to east end of Long Island and protect 
inhabitants; general instructions. D. S. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. H. of R. 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Ma] .] Gen. [Ar- 

JUNE 26 temas] Ward [Boston]. Distress for want of 

arms. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison M. II, 184 

1776 Court of Inquiry, Boston. On Capt. John Lane s com- 

JUNE 26 plaint against Lt. [Daniel] Merrill for enlisting 

men. D. S: Paul Dudley Sargent, President. 
1 p. Enclosed in Ward to Washington, 1776, 
July 4. 10, 151 

1776 General Court-martial. New York. Proceedings in the 

JUNE 26 trial of Thomas Hickey for mutiny and sedition, 

enlisting with and receiving pay from the enemy. 
D. S : Samuel H[olden] Parsons, President. 3 pp. 

W 

1776 Surgeon s Mates, of Heath s brigade. New York. Me- 

JUNE 26 morial to Brig. Gen. [William] Heath [New York]. 



134 LIBRARY OF COKGRESS 

Need of increased pay for the Surgeon s Mates in 
his brigade. D. S: Aaron Putnam, Joseph Adams, 
Ebenezer Benton and John Thomas. 1 p. W 

1776 Surgeon s Mates, of Spencer s brigade. New York. Memo- 

[JuNE 26?] rial to Brig. Gen. [Joseph] Spencer [New York]. 

Increase of pay. A. D. S: John R. Watrous, 

Silas Holmes, Zeckariah Keys, William Prentice. 

1 p. C. C. 152, 2, 211 

1776 Surgeon s Mates, of Stirling s brigade. Memorial to Brig. 

[JUNE 26?] Gen. [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [New 

York]. Increase of pay. A. D. S. of Daniel 
Menema, signed also : Isaac Ledyard, Asa Kings- 
berry, Preserve Wood. C. C. 152, 2, 209 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 27 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Resolve of Congress 

respecting enlistment of Stockbridge and Mo 
hican Indians. Letter-book copy. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. M. II, 185 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 27 [James] Wadsworth, [Durham,] Connecticut. 

Weak state of Army; lack of arms. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. M. IV, 247 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution [New York]. To 

JUNE 27 [George] Washington, New York. Release of 

Fletcher Mathews; lack of nails; carpenters; 

want of arms. A. L. S. 3 pp. 10, 107 

1776 Council of War. [New York]. On sentence of Thomas 

JUNE 27 Hickey; Maj. [Robert] Rogers; prisoners; re 

moval of stock from Long and Staten Islands and 
adjoining coasts. Members: The Commander in 
chief; Brig. Genls. Heath, Spencer, Greene, Stir 
ling, Mifflin and Scott. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Joseph Reed. F. I, 69 

1776 Davison, Joseph. Armed Sloop Schuyler [off New York 

JUNE 27 harbor ?]. To [George] Washington [New York]. 

Recapture of British prizes and other naval in 
telligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 106 

1776 Heath, W[illiam,] Joseph Spencer, Nathanael Greene and 

JUNE 27 [William Alexander, Lord] Stirling. [New York.] 

Opinion on removal of stock and securing disaf 
fected inhabitants. D. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Stirling. F. I, 73 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 135 

Washington, George. New York. To [William Marony], 
Provost marshal. Warrant for execution of 
Thomas Hickey, with Marony s return of execu 
tion endorsed thereon. D. S. 2 pp. B. I, 145 
1776 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 28 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Retreat from 

Canada; boats and artillery supplies; fortifica 
tion at Fort Stanwix ; increase of Northern Army ; 
captures by armed vessels. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. In 
Ford, 4, 190. M. II, 195 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To Brig. Gen. [James] 

JUNE 28 Wadsworth, Durham [Connecticut]. Call for 

militia from Connecticut. Transcript. 

B. I, 365 

1776 Fort Moultrie, (South Carolina) . Accounts of the attack 

JUNE 28 on, by various British deserters. Contemporary 

copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Lee to Washington, 

1776, July 1. 10, 122 

1776 General Officers. Conference with a committee of the 

JUNE 28 New York Provincial Congress. New York. 

Removal of stock from Long and Staten Islands. 

2 pp. F. I, 75 

1776 " Peggy " Halifax. Invoice of sundries shipped to head- 

JUNE 28 quarters of the [British] Army in America. 2pp. 

Endorsed by Samuel Blatchley Webb: " Invoice 

of goods taken on board ye prize ship Peggy. 

Boston July [27] 1776." ^W 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Col. James Clin- 

JUNE 29 ton [Highlands]. Fletcher Mathews; arrival of 

British fleet at Sandy Hook. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

M. II, 204 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

JUNE 29 Ham] Livingston [New Jersey]. Call for militia 

from New Jersey. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Samuel Blatchley Webb. M. II, 198 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution [New York]. List of 

JUNE 29 ordnance and stores delivered to Daniel Shaw. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Foster, Isaac. New York. To [Dr. John Morgan, New 

JUNE 29 York]. Disability of John Hull. A. L. S. 1 p. 



136 LIBBAKY OF CONGRESS 

Recommendation for Hull s discharge by John 
Morgan. Endorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison : 
"dischargd. 29 June 1776." W 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] New York. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 29 [Nathaniel] Heard [New Jersey]. Removal of 

stock from the Jersey shore. Letter-book copy 

by Harrison. M. IV, 250 

1776 Hughes, Hugh. New York. Return of sundry articles 

JUNE 29 shipped to Forts Montgomery and Constitution. 

D. S. Henry Palmer, his mark. Countersigned 

[Capt.] Israel Smith. Tabular statement. 1 p. 

W 

1776 Parsons, Samuel H[olden] and Others. New York. To 

JUNE 29 George Washington [New York]. Address of 

Officers and Soldiers of the Second Brigade: Con 
fidence in the righteousness of the cause and lead 
ership of Washington. D. S. by Parsons and 
nine others. 3 pp. Endorsed by Robert Hanson 
Harrison: "Address from Genl. Spencers Bri 
gade." W 

1776 Tillinghast, Daniel. Providence [Rhode Island], To 

JUNE 29 [George] Washington [New York]. Sailing of 

[Sir William] Howe from Halifax. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered July 6. 10,111 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To the Captain 

JUNE 30 commanding Gov. [William] Franklin s guard 

[Hackensack]. Urging on his march. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 
Webb. In Ford, 4, 200, note. M. II, 203 

1776 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Albany. Memorandum of con- 

JUNE 30 versation with [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates on the 

right to command the Northern Army. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of John Lansing, jr. with auto, note 
by Schuyler of Gates acquiescence in above 
statement. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, July 1. 10, 128 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George Washington, New 

JUNE 30 York]. New Hampshire s claim to powder; sail 

ing of British ships; filling of vacancies. L. S. 
2pp. Answered July 7. 10,114 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



137 



[1776] " Anne " [Boston]. Schedule of goods on board the 

[JUNE] [prize] ship Anne. Tabular statement. 2 pp. 

1 This Return received from Mr. Agent[ Jonathan] 

Glover." W 

[1776] Crary, Archibald and William S[mith] Livingston. Hemp- 

[JUNE] sted [Massachusetts]. To Brig. Gen. [Nathanael] 

Greene, Brookline [Massachusetts]. Scouring of 

the country and taking of prisoners. A. L. S. 

of Livingston signed also by Crary. 2 pp. 

10, 113 

1776 Iamb, Catherine. [New York.] To George Washington 

JUNE [New York]. Memorial: Capture of her hus 

band Maj. John Lamb by the enemy; prays for 
part of her husband s pay and an equivalent of 
his rations. D. S. 1 p. W 

[1776] Perrot, Jean Baptiste. State of affairs in Canada. 2pp. 

[JUNE] (In French.) W 

[1776] Prisoners (British). "List of Scotch Prisoners taken back 

[JUNE?] of Long Island." 1 p. Endorsed by Samuel 

Blatchley Webb as quoted. W 

1776 Eitzema, Rudolphus. New York. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

JUNE liam Alexander, Lord Stirling, New York]. The 

state of his regiment. Recent copy. 2 pp. 

10, 66 

1776 [Trumbull, Joseph.] Account [with the Continental Con- 

[JUNE] gress: William lloskins disbursements during 

Trumbull s absence in Philadelphia from May 12 

to June 13]. 1 p. W 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 1 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Capture of British 

transports; arrival of enemy at Sandy Hook; 
scarcity of arms. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. II, 206 

1776 Burbeck, Edward. Boston. Return of his company. 

JULY 1 Tabular statement. D. S. by Peleg Wadsworth. 

1 p. Enclosed in Ward to Washington, 1776, 

July 4. 10, 155 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution [New York]. To 

JULY 1 [George] Washington, New York. Purchase of 

plank; want of nails; armourers; powder at New 

Windsor; Col. [William] Humfrey s regiment; 

state of the batteries. A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 116 



138 LIBBAKY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Lee, Charles. Charleston [South Carolina]. To [George] 

JULY 1 Washington, New York. Account of the British 

repulse at Fort Moultrie. A. L. S. 6 pp. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 243. 10, 118 

[1776] Prisoners, Loyalist. List of prisoners confined in the 

[JuLYi] City Hall [at New York] "Suspected to be 

Eniinies to American Liberties." 1 p. W 

[1776] Prisoners, British. List of those confined in the City 

[JULY l] Hall, [New York]. 1 p. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY! ton [New York]. Question of [Elisha] Avery s and 

[Walter] Livingston s right to command in the 
Commissary Department; [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] 
Gates and command of the Northern Army; forti 
fying at Lake Cham plain; taking post at Fort 
Stanwix; need of bullets; money; officers confer 
ence at German Flats. L. S. 8 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 247. 10, 130 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. [New York.] To 

JULY 1 [George] Washington [New York]. Col. Rudol- 

phus Ritzema s regiment s dilatoriness. A. L. S. 
1 p. 10, 116 

1776 [Ward, Artemas.] Boston. Return of the division com- 

JULY l manded by him. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

of Peleg Wadsworth. 2 pp. Enclosed in Ward 

to Washington, 1776, July 4. 10, 152 

1776 C[ary,] R[ichard]. New York. To Brig. Gen. [Thomas] 

JULY 2 Mifflin [Mt. Washington, New York]. Scarcity of 

arms; militia reenforcements. Letter-book copy. 

M. IV, 251 

1776 Bullitt, Thomas. Charleston [South Carolina]. To George 

JULY 2 Washington [New York]. His former service; 

desire of promotion. A. L.S. 1 p. Auto, note of 

recommendation by Charles Lee. 10,121 

1776 Mifflin, Thomas. Mount Washington [New York]. To 

JULY 2 [George] Washington, New York. Work on the 

fortification and the situation at Fort Washing 
ton; need of Army; request for directions. 
.* A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 134 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JuLY2 ton [New York]. Raising of militia in Eastern 

colonies; building of gondolas ; taking possession 

of Fort Stanwix; need of troops. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered July 6-11. 10, 124 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 139 

1776 Sullivan, John. Crown Point [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 2 Washington [New York], Retreat from Isle aux 

Noix; health of Army; preparations to defend 
Crown Point; defense of the frontier inhab 
itants; need of cannon. A. L. S. 3 pp. 10, 13 
1776 Wentworth, Joshua. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

J LLY 2 [George] Washington [New York]. Acknowledg 

ing receipt of resolves of Congress [respecting 
prizes] ; confirmation of his appointment. A. L. S. 
2pp. 10,136 

1776 Livingston, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To 

JULYS [Brig.] Gen. Hugh Mercer, Paulus Hook [New 

Jersey]. Movements of enemy on Staten Island; 
need of New Jersey troops to defend the state. 
L. S. 2 pp. 10, 143 

[1776] Manning, Ephraim [New Jersey.] To George Washington 
[JULYS] [New York]. His retreat from [Staten] Island; 

awaits orders. A. L. S. 1 p. 115, 77 

1776 Smith, John. Esopus [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 3 ton [New York], Requesting exchange for him 

self and other officers. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 145 
1776 [Washington, George.] [New York.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 4 [Hugh] Mercer [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Posting of troops. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 251 
1776 [Greene, NathanaeL] [Long Island.] To [George Wash- 

JuLY4 ington, New York]. British fleet sailed from 

Halifax; names of officers coming; force under 
[Sir William] Howe coming from England. Con 
temporary extract by George Lewis. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 2, 167 

1776 Livingston, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 4 [George] Washington [New York]. Enemy s 

works on Staten Island ; requests aid of some ex 
perienced officers. L. S. 1 p. 10, 148 

1776 McKnight, Charles. [New York.] Certificate of illness of 

JULY 4 one Taylor. A. D. S. 1 p. Recommendation for 

discharge of Taylor by John Morgan. Endorsed 

by Robert Hanson Harrison: "discharged 5 July 

1776." W 

1776 Otis, Joseph. Boston. List of number of Highland pris- 

JULY 4 oners. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Ward to Wash 

ington, 1776, July 4. 10, 154 



140 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JULY 4 York]. Forwarding arms; small-pox among the 

troops. L. S. 1 p. 10, 1 50 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [New York.] To Brig. Gen. 

JULYS [William] Livingston [Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Disposition and posting of the New Jersey 
militia to guard the coast. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. In Ford, 4, 
214. M. II, 217 

1776 Dnyckinck, John. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [Brig. 

JULYS Gen. William Livingston, Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Report of appearance of enemy s 

troops. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Livingston to Washington, 1776, July 5. 

10, 160 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George Washing- 

JULY 5 ton, New York]. Recommends a guard for Red 

Hook; prisoners accounts of British strength, 

officers, etc. ; skirmishes on Staten Island. A. L. 

S. 4 pp. 10, 158 

1776 Livingston, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 5 [George Washington, New York]. Capt. Wil 

liams s connections in New York; forwarding of 
militia. L. S. 1 p. 10, 161 

1776 Livingston, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 5 [George] Washington, New York. Militia for de 

fense of the Jersey shore; intelligence from Staten 
Island. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 156 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. Wil- 

JULY 6 liam Livingston, Elizabethtown, New Jersey. 

New Jersey loyalists; ammunition. Letter-book 

cop}?". In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 

Webb. M. II, 220 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Col. Gold Selleck 

JULY 6 Silliman, Fairfield, Connecticut. Great need of 

troops. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. M. IV, 253 

1776 Duyckinck, John. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [Brig. 

JULY 6 Gen. William Livingston, Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Prisoners taken; rumor of attack on 
Perth Amboy; call for reenforcements. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Livingston 
to Washington, 1776, July 6. 10, 166 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 141 

1776 Henshaw, William. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 6 ton, New York. Claim to higher rank. A. L. S. 

2 pp. C. C. 152, 2, 405 

1776 Livingston, "William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 6 [George Washington, New York]. Guard of pris 

oners; need of ammunition. L. S. 1 p. 

10, 167 

1776 Sullivan, John. Crown Point. To Maj. Gen. Philip John 

JULY 6 Schuyler [Crown Point], Reasons for resigning. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, July 12. 10, 208 

[1776] Weissenfels, Frederick. [New York?] To [Brig. Gen. 

[JULY 6] William Alexander, Lord Stirling, New York]. 

Mutiny in Capt. [Amos] Hutchins s company. 

Recent copy. 1 p. 10, 168 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Col. James Clin- 

JULY 7 ton, Fort Montgomery. Fortifications; arms 

and supplies and other matters. Letter-book 

copy. In handwriting of George Lewis. 

M. II, 226 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

JULY 7 teinas] Ward, Boston. Powder loaned by New 

Hampshire; want of arms; force and design of 
enemy against New York. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. M. II, 223 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To William Wat- 

JULY 7 son, Plymouth. Papers relating to prizes. Let 

ter-book copy. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

M. II, 225 

1776 Council of War, Crown Point. On evacuation of Crown 

JULY 7 Point. Members: Maj. Genls. Schuyler, Gates; 

Brig. Genls. Sullivan, Arnold and Baron de 

Woedtke. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 

in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, July 12. 10, 203 

1776 Livingston, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JuLY 7 [George] Washington [New York]. Sends draft 

of Jersey shore and the [Staten Island] Sound; 

approach of the Pennsylvania forces. L. S. 1 p. 

10, 171 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Crown Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JuLY 7 [John] Sullivan [Crown Point]. Granting him 

leave of absence; opinion of his services. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, July 12. 10, 210 



142 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Council of General Officers, Crown Point. Necessity of 

J ULY 8 raising companies from inhabitants on east side 

of Lake Champlain. Members: Maj. Genls. 
Schuyler, Gates; Brig. Genls. Sullivan and Arnold. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1776, July 12. 10, 211 

1776 General Officers and Others. New York. Conference on 

JULY 8 advisability of sinking hulks in North River; the 

Connecticut troop of horse; reenforcing the 
Northern Army. Conferees : The Commander in 
chief; Maj. Gen. Putnam; Brig. Genls. Heath, 
Spencer, Greene, Scott, Wadsworth; Col. Mc- 
Dougall; Messrs. [Edmund?] Randolph, [Dan 
iel?] Green, [Patrick] Dennis and [William] Duer. 
2pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. F. 1,77 

Hughes, Hugh. New York. Return of sundry articles 
shipped to Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler, Al 
bany. Tabular statement. D. S: Andrew 
Donne. 1 p. W 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To [George] 

JULY 8 Washington [New York]. Seizure of stock and 

reenforcement for Bergen Neck; work for de 
fense of Elizabethtown ferry; securing of boats 
and canoes; intelligence of enemy. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 10, 172 

[1776] [Schuyler, Philip John.] List of articles wanted for gon- 

[JULY 8?] dolas, armed vessels and batteaux [on Lakes 

George and Champlain]. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 

July 12. 10, 212 

1776 Stark, John and Others. Crown Point. Remonstrance to 

JULYS Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Crown Point] 

against evacuating Crown Point. Contemporary 
copy of an original signed by Stark and twenty 
other field officers. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1776, July 12. 10, 204 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Arte- 

JULY 9 mas] Ward [Boston]. The Declaration of Inde 

pendence; reenforcements for Northern Army; 
arms and other military matters. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of George Lewis. In Ford, 
4,222. M. 11,227 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



143 



1776 Knox, Henry. New York. To [George] Washington [New 

JULY 9 York]. Plan for raising a battalion of artillery. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. 10, 178 

1776 Mercer, H[ugh]. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 9 ington [New York]. Temporary furlough of the 

militia; post for encampment to cover the prov 
ince [of New Jersey]; scheme for handling the 
militia. A. L. S. 4 pp. 10, 176 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Ticonderoga. To Col. [John] 

JULY 9 Stark and others [Crown Point]. Their mistake 

as to Congress directions; the evacuation of 
Crown Point. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776,* July 
12. 10, 206 

[1776] Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

[JULY 10] ton, New York. British preparation to embark 

from Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 183 

1776 Hartley, Thomas. Crown Point. To Brig. Gen [Bene- 

JULY 10 diet] Arnold, Crown Point. Report of a scouting 

expedition; William Hays and one Cross, of 
Cumberland Bay; intelligence obtained; Lt. 
[James] Grier s exploit in capturing a party of 
Indians. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Trans 
mitted to Washington. 10, 217 
1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. 
JULY 11 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Dispute with 
[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates; landing of British 
at Staten Island ; expected invasion from Canada; 
the Declaration of Independence, etc. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 
In Ford, 4, 233. M. II, 238 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 
JULY 11 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Reenforcements from 
Massachusetts for Defense of New York ; returns, 
etc. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. Extract in Ford, 4, 232, 
note. M. IV, 256 
Barber, Nathaniel. Boston. [Invoice of muskets] sent 
[from Boston] to Norwich to the care of Joshua 
Huntington. A. D. S. 1 p. W 
1776 Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George Washing- 
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meat diet; suggested remedy; allowance of soap 
and destruction of clothing by fatigue duty. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 186 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JULY 11 York]. Arms taken from the Scotch prisoners. 

L. S. 1 p. 10, 186 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JULY 11 York]. Transmitting invoices of cargoes of the 

Scotch ships; report of capture of two prizes. 

L. S. 1 p. 10, 198 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To Brig. Gen. George 

JULY 12 Clinton, New Windsor. Guarding the passes in 

the Highlands. Transcript. In Ford, 4, 242, 

note. B. I, 392 

1778 Council of War. [New York.] On a proposed attack 

JULY 12 upon Staten Island. Members : The Commander 

in chief; Maj. Gen. Putnam; Brig. Genls. Heath, 

Spencer, Greene, Stirling, Scott, Wadsworth and 

Heard. 2 pp. In handwriting of Joseph Heed. 

F. I, 81 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 12 ton [New York]. Decision to fortify at Ticon- 

deroga instead of Crown Point; jealousy in the 
Army ; sick ; waste of provisions and tools ; com 
panies to guard the frontier; high price of sol 
diers clothing; holding of two commissions at 
once; want of carpenters, lead, etc. ; proclamation 
of pardon to deserters. L. S. 5 pp. Answered 
July 17. 10, 199 

A page of this letter is missing. 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Egbert Benson 

JULY 13 [Poughkeepsie]. British ships up the Hudson; 

guarding of passes in the Highlands. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 
Webb. M. II, 250 

Similar letter sent to Brig. Gen. James Clinton, New Windsor. 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Capt. [Patrick] 

JULY 13 Dennis [Dutchess county ?]. Saving of vessels at 

Beverly Robinson s dock. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

M. II, 250 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution. To [George Wash- 

JULY 13 ington, New York]. Accident to Lt. [John] 

Bryant and one Nicoll; need of artillery officers, 

flints and arms. L. S. 1 p. 10, 213 



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1776 Hay, A[nn] Hawkes. [Haverstraw ? New York] To [Brig. 

JULY 13 Gen. George Clinton, Fort Montgomery]. At 

tempts of enemy to land ; need of troops. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed? in Clinton 
to Washington, 1776, July 15. 10, 225 

1776 [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] Orders to Capt. 

JULY 13 [John] Johnson to examine persons crossing 

North River Ferry. A. D. 2 pp. B. I, 149 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. Rudolph 

JULY 14 Ritzema [New York]. Resignation. Letter-book 

copy. In handwriting of George Lewis. In Ford, 
4, 247, note. M. IV, 394 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Commanding of- 

JULY 14 ficer of the Pennsylvania troops at Trenton. Or 

dering troops to Amboy. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. M. II, 252 

1776 Bayley, John. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To Col. James 

JULY 14 Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Sloops and fire- 

rafts to obstruct the river. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Clinton to Washington, 1776, 
July 15. 10, 228 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution. To [the Committee of 

JULY 14 Dutchess County, New York]. Approving their 

plansf or fire-rafts and sloops; need of other boats. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Clinton 

to Washington, 1776, July 15. 10, 229 

1776 Mercer, II[ugh]. Perth Amboy. To [George Washington, 

JULY 14 New York]. Lack of intelligence of enemy s 

situation; arrival of Pennsylvania reenforce- 

ments and hope of surprising the enemy. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 10, 219 

1776 [Mifflin, Thomas.] Mount Washington. To [George] 

JULY 14 Washington [New York]. Work done on the for 

tifications; erection of batteries; position of the 
British ships; the communication with Jersey; 
John Delancy s movements. A. L. 3 pp. 

10, 220 

1776 Ritzema, Rudolphus. New York. To [George Washing- 

JULY 14 ton, New York]. Calumnies of his enemies; re 

quests leave to resign. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 222 

1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 14 ton [New York]. Enclosing paper received from 



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[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates; discovery of a tory 
conspiracy. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 31. 

10, 215 

1776 Whitcomb, Benjamin. [Ticonderoga.] Journal of a scout 

JuLYl4-Auo.6 from Crown Point to St. John s and Chamblee. 

Report of his observations of enemy; firing upon 
a British officer [killing of Lt. Col. Patrick Gor 
don]. D. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Wash 
ington, 1776, Aug. 7. 11, 88 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To [Sir William] 

JULY 15 Howe [Staten Island]. Transmitting a resolution 

of Congress [of July 10 respecting retaliation for 
inhuman treatment of prisoners]. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. M. Ill, 4 

The same to Lt. Gen. Burgoyne. 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 15 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Resolves of 

Congress and letter to Maj. Gen. [John] Bur 
goyne; passage of British ships up the Hudson. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Samuel 
Blatchley Webb. In Ford, 4, 260, note. 

M. Ill, 3 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 15 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany], Resolve of Con 

gress [June 21, ordering general inquiry into con 
duct of officers in Canada]; Col. [John] Nichol 
son s case. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Samuel Blatchley Webb. M. Ill, 4 

1776 Clark & Nightingale. Providence [Rhode Island], In- 

JULY 15 voice of gun flints forwarded to Washington at 

New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 238 

1776 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 15 ington, New York. Dispositions made on alarm 

by the enemy; movement of troops and militia 

to protect the Highlands. A. L. S. 3 pp. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 260. 10, 223 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Montgomery. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 15 ington, New York. Arrival of reenforcements; 

powder and shot; repairing arms; need of artil 
lerymen. A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 226 



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Greene, T[homas]. Providence [Rhode Island]. To George 
Washington, New York. Forwarding arms and 
flints through Nathaniel Shaw. A. L. S. 1 p. 

10, 240 

Eamman, James. Tarrytown [New York]. To G[eorge] 
Washington [New York]. Request for troops to 
protect inhabitants. Recent copy. 1 p. 10, 230 

Tillinghast, Daniel. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 
[George] Washington [New York]. Forwarding 
arms through Nathaniel Shaw of New London. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered July 29. 10, 234 

Tillinghast, Daniel. Providence. Invoice of small arms, 
bayonets, etc. forwarded to Washington at New 
York. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed on verso with 
receipt of Ezekiel Cheever for above supplies, 
July 25. 1 p. 10, 239 

Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 
York]. Forwarding troops; inoculation of regi 
ments for small-pox. L. S. 1 p. 10, 233 

Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Col. [Thomas] 
Seymour [Long Island]. Refusal of Connecticut 
volunteer horse to perform camp duty. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 
Webb. M. Ill, 99 

Flower, Benjamin. Commission from the Continental 
Congress as Commissary of Military Stores for 
the Flying Camp. Printed form filled out. 
Copied signatures. 1 p. Enclosed in Flower to 
Washington, 1779, May 1. Attestation on verso, 
1779, Apr. 24, by P[eter] Scull that above is a 
true copy of Flower s commission. 32, 142 

Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [George] Washington 
[New York]. Letter to Congress ; wretched state 
of the Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 243 

Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [the President of Con 
gress, Philadelphia]. Schuyler s assumption of 
command of the Northern Army; ravages of 
small-pox among the troops ; removal of Army to 
Ticonderoga ; condition of vessels [on Lake Cham- 
plain]; unwiekliness of the gondolas; militia 
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dicament as to certain appointments. A. L. S. 

3 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1776, 

July 16. 10, 245 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George Wash- 

JULY 16 ington, New York]. Position of British fleet and 

work on fortifications at Cobble Hill. A. L. S. 

1 p. 10, 241 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 10 Washington [New York]. Amboy as place of 

encampment of the Flying Camp; Dr. William 

Brown s desire to take charge of the Flying Camp 

hospital; need of a secretary. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

10, 247 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 16 Washington [New York]. Information of state 

of the enemy secured by Capt. John Mercereau ; 
details plan for attacking enemy; clamor of mili 
tia to be discharged; slight modifications of 
plan. A. L. S. 4 pp. 10, 249 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Fort Constitution. To Col. 

JULY 17 James Clinton, Fort Constitution. Purchase of 

arms ; artillerymen ; fire-rafts. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

M. Ill, 99 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

JULY 17 John Schuyler, Albany]. Evacuation of Crown 

Point; condition of the Northern Army; sup 
plies, tools, etc.; deserters. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of George Lewis. In Ford, 4, 
267. M. Ill, 10 

1776 Greene, Thomas. Providence [Rhode Island]. Invoice of 

JULY 17 small arms, gun-flints, etc. forwarded through 

Nathaniel Shaw to Washington. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Tillinghast to Washington, 1776, 
July 17. Endorsed on verso with Ezekiel 
Cheever s receipt for above supplies, July 27. 

10, 266 

1776 Haussegger, Nicholas. Commission from the Continental 

JULY 17 Congress appointing him Colonel of the German 

Battalion. Printed form filled out. D. S. 
John Hancock, Prest. Countersigned by Chas. 
Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Haussegger to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 1. 46, 81 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 149 

1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. German Flat s [New York]. To 

JULY 17 [George] Washington [New York]. Differences 

with [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates; post at Fort 
Stanwix; Indians; Burgoyne s attempt to pene 
trate the colonies; apprehension of [Walter] 
Livingston quitting the service. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered, July 31. 10, 253 

1776 Tillinghast, Daniel. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

JULY 17 [George] Washington, New York. Forwarding 

arms through Nathaniel Shaw. L. S. 1 p. 

10, 263 

1776 Tillinghast, Daniel. Providence [Rhode Island]. In- 

JULY 17 voice of Scotch arms forwarded through Na 

thaniel Shaw to Washington. D. S. 1 p. 

10, 267 

A copy, endorsed on verso with Ezeklel Cheever s receipt for arms, July 
27, is in 10, 208. 

1776 Fellows, John. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 18 Washington, New York. His march to Peeks- 

kill; awaits orders; British ships in the river; 
weak state of Fort Constitution. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

W 

1776 Greene, Nfathanael]. Long Island. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 18 ington, New York. Movements of British ships; 

reports; alarm signals on landing of enemy. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 269 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To [George 

JULY 18 Washington, New York]. Intentions to attempt 

enterprise against enemy tonight. Recent copy. 

1 p. 10, 271 

1776 Mercer, H[ugh]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

JULY 18 [Thomas] Knowlton [Elizabethtown?]. Orders 

to govern in the attempt on Staten Island. 

D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Mercer to Washington, 

1776, July 18. 10, 272 

1776 Shaw, Nathaniel, jr. New London. To George Washing- 

JuLY 18 ton, New York. Forwarding arms and flints. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 236 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. [New York.] Or- 

JULYIS ders to [Lt?] Malcom McEuen [Ewen?] and 

Daniel Green to examine persons crossing the 

East River Ferry. D. S. with auto, notes. 2 

pp. B. I, 153 

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1776 Webb, Samuel Bflatchley] Xew York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 18 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Sale of cargoes of 

prizes; need of arms; troops at Crown Point; 
list of articles desired from cargoes of prizes. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. M. Ill, 15 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 19 [Horatio] Gates [Ticonderoga]. Evacuation of 

Crown Point; situation at New York. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Samuel Blatch- 
ley Webb. In Ford, 4, 280. M. Ill, 106 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 19 [Artemas] Ward, Boston. Powder; supplies to 

be forwarded; march of troops to New York 

and the Northward. Letter-book copy. In 

handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

M. Ill, 101 

1776 Greene, Xathanael. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 19 ton, New York. Movements of British vessels. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 273 

1776 Hay, A[nn] Hawkes. Haverstraw [New York]. To 

JULY 19 [George] Washington, New York. Extent of 

shore he has to guard; reenforcements and can 
non. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 274 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George 

JULY 19 Washington, New York]. Failure of attempted 

surprise [of Staten Island] through stormy 

weather. A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 276 

1776 Bradley, Philip B[urr]. Bergen [New Jersey]. To George 

JULY 20 Washington [New York]. Capt. Ephraim Burr s 

seizure of tory effects. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 279 

1776 Glover, Jonathan. Marblehead [Massachusetts]. To 

JULY 20 [George] Washington, New York. His appoint 

ment and claim of work in case of ship Hope; 
claim of John Bradford to authority; desires set 
tlement of the controversy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

10, 280 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George Washing- 

[JULY 20] ton, New York]. Fleet standing toward [Sandy] 

Hook; milk and vegetables for the new levies. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 282 



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1776 [Reed, Joseph.] [New York.] Memorandum of interview 

JULY 20 of [Lt.] Col. [James] Patterson with Gen. George 

Washington: Address of Sir William Howe s 
letter; its contents; treatment of prisoners; par 
dons and exchanges. A. D. 5 pp. In Ford, 4, 
282, note. 96, 10 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. German Flats [New York]. To 

JULY 20 [George] Washington [New York], Congress 

letter to [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne; resolutions 
respecting misconduct of officers in Canada ; dif 
ficulties in the way of fortifying Oswego; the In 
dian situation; need of money; British officers 
who have broken their parole. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered July 31. 10, 286 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. James Clin- 

JULY 21 ton, Fort Montgomery. Introducing Lt. [Thom 

as] Machin; matrosses. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

M. Ill, 109 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To Lt. [Thomas] Ma- 

JULY 21 chin [New York]. Orders to proceed to West 

Point to assist in constructing works. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

B." I, 157 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga [New York]. To George 

JULY 21 Washington, New York. Court-martial of Col. 

[Donald] Campbell. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 2, 387 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

JXJLY 21 ton, New York. British ships coming up to the 

Narrows; formation of a negro regiment [by 

British] on Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 287 

1776 Metcalf, S[amuel]. Prattsburg [Plattsburg, New York]. 

JULY 21 To Col. Jacob Bayley, Newbury [New Hamp- 

Robbery of his effects ; requesting assistance for 
his apprentice, Thomas Thompson; disaster to 
[Sir Guy] Carleton s efforts; [Brig.] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan s position. Contemporary copy by 
Varick. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Aug. 16. 11, 147 

1776 Barber, Nathaniel. Boston. Return of ordnance stores 

JULY 22 [ a t Boston]. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. 

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1776 Barnard, Benjamin. Nantucket. To George Washington 

JULY 22 [New York]. Release of his son and brother, cap 

tured by the British. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 297 

1776 Bradley, Philip B[urr]. Bergen [New Jersey]. To [George 

JULY 22 Washington, New York]. Attempt of British to 

land on Bergen Point and capture of a spy. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 70 

1776 Calbiac, Baron de. New York. To [George Washington, 

JULY 22 New York], Distress of his countrymen; desire 

to serve America; news from Guadaloupe. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered July 23. 10, 290 

1776 Cheever, Ezekiel. New York. Return of ordnance stores 

JULY 22 in New York. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 

W 

1776 French, Christopher. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 22 Washington [New York]. Letters and his parole. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 2, 305 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 22 ington, New York. Arrival of British ships with 

[Scotch] Highland troops. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 292 

1776 Varnum, J[ames Mitchell]. Red Hook [New Jersey], To 

JULY 22 [Brig.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Long Island]. 

Capt. [Joshua] Read s solicitation for discharge. 

Recent copy. 1 p. Original enclosed in Greene 

to Washington, 1776, July 23. 10, 301 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JULY 22 York]. Value of Capt. [Joseph] Eayre s Artificer 

company; forwarding regiments; small-pox; 

ammunition furnished Continental troops en 

route to Canada. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 293 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Baron de Calbiac 

JULY 23 [New York]. Credentials of himself and com 

panions; treachery of a French officer; impa 
tience of the American soldier under command 
of foreigners. Letter-book copy. In handwrit 
ing of Caleb Gibbs. In Ford, 4, 294, note. 

M. Ill, 26 

1776 Bigelow, John. Ticonderoga. Abstract of Journal on 

JULY 23- journey to deliver despatches of Congress to 

AUG. 9 [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne. Account of his stay 

at Isle aux Noix and observations while there. 

Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuy- 

ler to Washington, 1776, Aug. 18. 11, 169 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 153 

1776 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 23 ington [New York]. Fire-rafts; necessity of for 

tification to protect Fort Montgomery; difficul 
ties with artificers; plundering expeditions of 
enemy; preparations to prevent his sailing by 
in the night; discharge of New England militia; 
chain across the river. A. L. S. 3 pp. 1Q, 298 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George Washing- 

JULY 23 ton, New York]. Capt. [Joshua] Read s desire for 

a discharge. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 300 

1776 Long Island, Forts. Ammunition, etc. Return of theam- 

JULY 23 munition & other Utensils at the different Forts. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. Endorsed by Samuel 

Blatchley Webb: " Return of Ordnance Stores 

& Ammunition in ye Forts on Long Island." W 

1776 Swain, Reuben. Nantucket. To George Washington 

JULY 23 [New York]. Release of son and two sons-in- 

law, captured by the British. A. L. S. 1 p. 

10, 295 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George Wash- 

JVLY 24 ington, New York]. Situation remains the same. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 302 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 24 Washington [New York], Reenforcements; re 

turns; enemy on Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 

10, 319 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. German Flats. To [George] 

J^LY 24 Washington [New York]. The officers remon 

strance against evacuating Crown Point ; descrip 
tion of Crown Point s situation and the superior 
advantages of Ticonderoga; waste of provisions 
and matters in the Commissary Department; 
extra allowance through Sullivan s brigade; 
double commissions; Lt. Col. [Nathaniel] Bull s 
value; deserters; delay of Indian conference; 
need of money. L. S. 17 pp. Answered July 
31. 10, 304 

1776 Stringer, Samuel. Fort George. To [Maj. Gen. Horatio 

JULY 24 Gates, Ticonderoga]. Distress in hospital for 

want of assistants and medicines. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Wash 
ington, 1776, July 29. 10, 314 



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Chase, Thomas. Boston. Return of stock and tools be 
longing to the Continent in possession of Thos. 
Chase at Boston. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 
Ip. W 

Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George] Washing 
ton, New York. Lt. [Peter] Dunworth s chal 
lenge of Capt. [Silas] Talbot; Col. [Edward] Hand 
and promotions; removal of wheat. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 10, 319 

Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George] Washing 
ton, New York. Transmitting returns; time 
taken up in clerical work that should be devoted 
to important concerns; requests vesting of Lt. 
[William] Blodget with authority to sign papers. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 263. 10, 321 

Greene, Nathanael and Others. [Long Island.] Esti 
mate of quantity of paper necessary for a regi 
ment for a month. A. D. S. of Greene, signed 
also: J. M. Varnum, Dan. Hitchcock, Moses 
Little and Edwd. Hand. 1 p. 10, 328 

Hay, A[nn] Hawkes. Haverstraw [New York]. To 
[George] Washington [New York]. His regi 
ment; population of the country; supplies for 
enemy s ships in the river; need of whale-boats. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 10, 334 

Heath, W[illiam]. Greenwich [New York]. To [George] 
Washington [New York]. Irregular imprison 
ment of Ensign Seth Bryant. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

10, 325 

Heath, W[illiam]. Greenwich [New York]. To [George 
Washington, New York]. Report of estimate 
made by officers of the 1st brigade, Heath, Cols. 
[William] Prescott, [Joseph] Read; Lt. Cols. 
[William] Shepard, [John] Jacobs, and [James] 
Wesson, as to quantity of paper necessary for a 
regiment for one month. A. D. S. 1 p. 10, 327 

Meigs, Return Jonathan. Middletown [Connecticut]. 
To George Washington [New York]. Situation 
of prisoners in Canada; efforts for an. exchange. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 265. 10, 337 



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1776 Mercer, II[ugh], Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 25 Washington [New York]. Keturn of Jersey 

troops; raising of levies in New York. A. L. S. 

1 p. 10, 335 

1776 Mifflin, Thomas. Mount Washington. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 25 ington [New York]. Information of enemy s de 

signs ; movement of ships down the river. A. L. S. 

1 p. 10, 338 

1776 Morgan, John. New York. To [George] Washington 

JfLY 25 [New York], Resolve of Congress that, in 

effect, closes up the regimental hospitals; re 
sulting evils ; way out of the difficulty. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 10, 323 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord] [Long Island]. To 

JULY 25 [George] Washington [New York]. Quantity of 

paper necessary for use of the brigade for one 

month. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 331 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JI.-LV 25 York]. Supplies for troops; forwarding regi 

ments; Ward s retirement. L. S. 1 p. 10,340 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 26 George Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Fortifica 

tions, fire-rafts and other military matters. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Samuel 
Blatchley Webb. In Ford, 4, 299. M. 111,109 
1776 Gordon, Peter. Estimate of paper necessary to serve 

Jt ; LY 26 [Brig.] Gen. [Nathaniel] Heard s brigade for one 

month. A. D. S. 1 p. 10, 330 

[1776] Greene, Nfathanael]. Long Island. To [George] Wash- 

[JULY 26] ington, New York. Report of arrival of British 

ships off Sandy Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 341 
1776 Knox, Henry. New York. Estimate of paper necessary 

JULY 26 for use of the artillery regiment for one month. 

A. D. S. 1 p. 10, 332 

1776 McDougall, Alexander. [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

Jui - Y 26 ington [New York]. Period of enlistment of his 

regiment; bounty; recruiting from among the 
short term men. A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 342 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

JULY 26 Washington, New York]. Passing of British 

shallops and other movements of the enemy. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 10, 343 



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JULY 26 



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JULY 26 



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JULY 26 



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JULY 26 

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[JULY 27] 

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[JULY 27] 

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JULY 28 



Mercer, II[ugh]. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 
Washington, New York]. Arrival of British 
ships. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 2 

Parke, John. New York. To [William Alexander,] Lord 
Stirling [New York]. Request for leave of ab 
sence. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to 
Washington, 1776, July 26. 11, 5 

Spencer, Joseph and Others. New York. Estimate of 
paper necessary for use of a regiment for one 
month. D. S. signed also: Saml. H. Parsons, 
Jed. Huntington, Jona. Ward, Saml. Wyllys. 
Ip. 

Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord] New York. To 
[George] Washington [New York]. Capt. [Joseph] 
Butler s request to resign and Col. J[ohn] Parke s 
for furlough. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 3 

Wadsworth, James. New York. Estimate of paper neces 
sary for use of his brigade for one month. A. D. S. 
1 p. 10, 333 

Davis, Benjamin. [Boston] Inventory of merchandize, 
household stuff and sundry stores shipped on 
board the Peggy. A. D. ? 2 pp. W 

Greene, Nathanael. [Long Island.] To [George Washing 
ton, New York], Ignorant prisoners ; Mrs. [Abby] 
Grant s request. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 8 

Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George Washing 
ton, New York]. Ships at [Sandy] Hook; pris 
oners taken. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 9 

Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 
Washington, New York]. British force on Staten 
Island; boats necessary for an attack. A. L. S. 
2pp. 11, 10 

Semple, John. [Boston.] Inventory of effects shipped on 
board the Peggy June 29, 1776. A. D. ? 1 p. W 

Tupper, Benjamin. Sloop Hester [North River]. To 
[George] Washington [New York]. Fitting out 
the Hester; Capt. [Ephraim] Burr s station. 
A. L. S. 1 p. W 

Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George Washing 
ton, New York]. Alarm of enemy s shipping; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 157 

Capt. [Silas] Talbot s desire to command one of 
the fire-ships. A. L. S. 2pp. 11,11 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Ar-> 

JULY 29 temas] Ward, Boston. Needs of Army in arms, 

powder, pork etc. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

M. Ill, 110 

1776 Bayley, Jacob and James. Newbury [New Hampshire]. 

JULY 29 News from the North through [Capt. Jean Bap- 

tiste] Allin, [Capt. Augustin] L Oiseau, Mons. 
Basade" and Menarere [Anthony Mesnard ?]. Con 
temporary copy by Varick. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Aug. 16. 11, 149 

1776 Bradford, John. [Boston.] To [George] Washington [New 

JULY 29 York]. Delivery of stores taken in the Scotch 

ships; loss of arms through embezzlement, etc. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 12 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [George] Washington 

JULY 29 [New York]. The evacuation of Crown Point; 

deplorable state of the Army; condition of works 
at Crown Point; sickness; [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] 
Arnold and command of Navy on Lake Cham- 
plain; injustice of criticism of evacuation of 
Crown Point; hospital distress. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

10, 316 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 29 ington, New York. Movements of British ships. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 13 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. To Daniel Tillinghast, 

JULY 29 Providence [Rhode Island], Acknowledging re 

ceipt of arms. Letter-book copy by Harrison. 

M. IV, 262 

1776 Kennedy, James. Boston. Information of the Halifax 

J ULY 29 fleet. Contemporary copy by Samuel Blatchley 

Webb. 1 p. C. C. 152, 2, 377 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JuLY 29 Washington [New York]. Spirit of desertion 

owing to lack of provisions; inefficiency of the 

Commissaries. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 19 



158 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

JULY 29 York], Capture of ship from Halifax; accident 

to the Lee; forwarding articles from the prizes. 

L. S. 2 pp. 11, 21 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Sir William] 

JULY 30 Howe [Staten Island]. Exchange of [James] 

Lovell for Gov. [Philip] Skene and proposing a 
general exchange; exchange of Col. [Ethan] Allen. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. Ill, 42 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. Ticonderoga. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

JULY 30 John Schuyler, German Flats, New York]. De 

lay in Indian treaty and need of Schuyler s pres 
ence; building of row-galleys; vessels on the Lake 
[Champlain]; Indians in Canada; [Sir Guy] Carle- 
ton s intention to cross the Lake; the ordnance 
supply; seamen and bounty. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, Aug. 5 ? In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 534. 11, 26 

1776 Calbiac, Baron de. New York. To [George Washington, 

JULY 30 New York]. His calumiators and desire to refute 

them. Recent copy. 1 p. 10, 288 

1776 Fenton, Elizabeth. Ten Hills. To [George] Washington 

JULY 30 [New York]. [Lt. Thomas Temple?] Fenton s 

parole; desires to leave America. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 23 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

JULY 30 Washington, New York]. Preparation of boats; 

arrival of companies for the Flying Camp; calling 

out of Jersey militia. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 28 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 31 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Trouble with 

Commissaries of the Northern Army; Fort Stan- 
wix; Indians; broken paroles of British officers; 
artillery matters; evacuation of Crown Point; 
money; general news. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and John 
Fitzgerald. In Ford, 4, 310. M. Ill, 47 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 31 ton, New York. Nothing to report. A. L. S. 

1 p. 11, 27 



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159 



1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

JULY 31 Washington, New York]. Examination of es 

caped negroes; British vessels at [Sandy] Hook. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 31 

[1776] Burr, Ephraim. Newark Bay. To George Washington 

[JULY] [New York]. Petitioning for a subaltern and 

ten privates to assist him. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 29 
[1776] Hand, Edward. Return of names of officers of his regi- 
[JULY ?] ment [1st Continental Infantry], Tabular state 

ment. 1 p. W 

[1776] Hazard, [Ebenezer.] [Marblehead ? Massachusetts.] To 

[JULY] [George Washington, New York]. Arrival of 

Hessians. Contemporary copy by Robert Han 
son Harrison. 1 p. C. C. 152, 2, 341 
[1776] Livingston, Henry B[eekman] To [George] Washington, 
[JULY] New York. Troops and artillery at east end of 
Long Island; stock there and measures for its 
removal; position of the troops. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

11, 32 

[1776] [Mercer, Hugh]. Return of boats and small craft in 

[JULY] Hackensack, Passaic, Elizabeth and Rahway 

Rivers. A. D. 1 p. 11, 30 

[1776] Ritzema, Rud[olphus]. New York. To [Lt. Col. Richard 

[JULY] Gary, New York]. Requesting postponement on 

action of his letter until tomorrow. A. L. S. 

1 p. 11, 34 

[1776] [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord]. Plan for attacking 

[JULY] Staten Island. A. D. 4 pp. 10, 277 

[1776] Surgeons, Regimental. Memorial to Congress: Supplies 

[JULY] and instruments; regulations. 4 pp. 96, 1 

1776 Greene, Nfathanael], Long Island. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 1 ington, New York. Arrival of British fleet; 

troops ordered to [Long] Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 35 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George Washing- 

AUG. l ton, New York]. Approach of British fleet; 

movement of troops, their health; reenforce- 

ments. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 36 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Staten Island. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 1 ington [New York]. Exchange of [James] Lo veil; 

agreeing to a general exchange; regrets condition 

of affairs in the Colonies. L. S. 2 pp. In 

Sparks, 4, 512. 11, 47 



160 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. German Flats. To [George] 

AUG. 1 Washington [New York]. Need of gunners for 

[Brig. Gen. Benedict] Arnold s armed vessels; 
seamen from Connecticut; British fortification 
at St. Johns; repair of Fort Stamvix; quantity 
of provisions consumed by the Indians. L. S. 
2pp. Answered Aug. 7. 11,39 

1776 Shaw, Nathaniel, jr. New London [Connecticut]. To 

AUG. 1 [George] "Washington, New York. Forwarding a 

turtle saved from wreck of a prize. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 37 

1776 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 2 ington, New York. Movement of enemy s ship 

ping; return home of New England militia, the 
unguarded shore and raid by the enemy; erec 
tion of fortifications; fireships; method of pay 
ing artificers. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 9. 

11, 53 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 2 ton, New York. Arrival of British fleet ; tents or 

barracks for troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 51 

1776 Hay, A[nn] Hawkes. Haverstraw [New York]. To 

AUG. 2 [George Washington, New York]. Importance of 

the Hudson river; movement of British vessels; 
offering his services as deputy commissary; sug 
gests post rider along the river. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

11, 58 

[1776] McMichael, Edward. [German Flats?] Intelligence 

[AUG. 2] brought from Oswego. Contemplated advance 

of British and Indians under Cols. [John] But 
ler and [John] Johnson against Fort Stanwix and 
German Flats; report of Burgoyne s object. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, Aug. 2. 11, 56 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. German Flats. To [George] 

AUG. 2 Washington [New York]. Lt. [Edward] Mc- 

Michael s report from Oswego. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered, Aug. 7. 11, 55 

1776 Penet, P[ierre] Co. Nantes [France]. To [George Wash- 

AUG. 3 ington, New York]. His efforts to send supplies; 

requests brevet appointment as aide-de-camp. 

A. L.S. 3pp. (In French.) 11,60 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 161 

1776 Tupper, Benjamin. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 3 Washington [New York]. Encounter of row- 

galleys with enemy s ships. Contemporary copy 
by George Lewis. 1 p. C. C. 152, 2, 237 

1776 Varick, Richard. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

AUG. 3 York]. Articles needed for fitting out vessels on 

Lake Champlain. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 41 

1776 Varick, Richard. Albany. Return of articles wanted for 

AUG. 3 the public service [vessels on Lake Champlain]. 

List of articles in [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold s 

first requisition, July 20. 

List in second requisition, July 24. D. S. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Varick to Washington, 1776, Aug. 3. 

11, 43 

[1776] Varick, Richard. [Albany.] List of articles wanted for 

[Auc. 3] gondolas, armed vessels and batteaux [on Lake 

Champlain]. 

List of articles wanted, July 20. 
List of articles wanted, July 24. D. S. 3 pp. En 
closed in Varick to Washington, 1776, Aug. 3. 

11,45 

1776 D Emory, Comte. San Domingo [West Indies]. To George 

AUG. 4 Washington [New York]. Release of De Cham- 

beault. Contemporary copy by Tench Tilgh- 

man. 1 p. C. C. 152, 3, 137 

1776 Greene, Nath[anael]. Long Island. To [George Wa^hing- 

ACG. 4 ton, New York]. Arrival of British ships; Brit 

ish guard boats; return of Col. [Edward] Hand s 
Rifle Regiment ; will send list of persons [Loyal 
ist] to be secured on Long Island. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

11, 62 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George Washing- 

[Au<s. 4] ton, New York]. [Abraham] Skinner s list of 

[Long Island] tories. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 118 

1776 Varick, Richard to Schuyler. See: Schuyler to Washing- 

AUG. 4 ton, 1776, Aug. 6. 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

AUG. 4 York]. Forwarding arms and powder; salt- 

provisions; Capt. [Edward] Burbeck s company 
of artillerymen; regiments ordered to Ticonde- 
roga; need of an officer for Massachusetts militia 

56214 vol 112 11 



162 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS 

in Continental pay; Capt. [Joseph] Eayre s com 
pany of Artificers, their pay etc. L. S. 4 pp. 

11, 65 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To John Bradford, 

AUG. 5 Boston. Storage of cargoes of prizes. Letter- 

book copy. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 
Webb. M. Ill, 111 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Nathaniel Shaw, 

AUG. 5 jr. [New London]. Case of French volunteers 

from Goudaloupe. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. M. Ill, 76 
1776 Duboys, Lewis. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George 
Auo. 5 Washington, New York]. Kecruiting his regi 
ment; bounties. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 71 

1776 French, Christopher. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George 

AUG. 5 Washington, New York]. Requesting to be ex 

changed for Maj. [Return Jonathan] Meigs. 
A. L. S. Ip. 11,67 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 5 Washington, New York]. Small numbers of the 

Flying Camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 72 

1776 Varick, Richard. Albany. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 5 [New York]. Authority to act in [Maj.] Gen. 

[Philip John] Schuyler s place; requests supplies 

for [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 11, 69 

1776 [Allen, Jean Baptiste and Augustin L Oiseau,] Ticonderoga. 

AUG. 6 Examination of by [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates: 

New road cut by English from Isle aux Noix to 
Chamblee; force at former place, St. Johns and 
Montreal; reported loss at sea of British troops; 
hatred aroused by [Sir Guy] Carleton s confisca 
tions and severities; refusal of Indians to fight 
against the United States; desertions of Ger 
mans from British Army; retreat of Carleton and 
report of French ships before Quebec; expecta 
tion of American advance into Canada. Aug. 7. 
Anthony Mesnard s examination. Confirmations 
and variation from above. Contemporary copy. 

3 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1776, 
Aug. 7. 11, 90 

1776 Drake, Samuel and Johannes Hardenbergh. Greenwich 

AUG. 6 [New York]. To [George Washington, New 



York]. Kequesting that the regiment be allowed 
to remain in its present quarters. L. S. 1 p. 

W 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [President of Con- 

AUG. 6 gress, Philadelphia]. Publishing of sentences of 

Col. [Timothy] Bedel and Maj. [Isaac] Butterfield ; 
returns of troops and ordnance; condition of New 
York regiments; fleet on Lake Champlain and 
supplies for same; need of field artillery; death of 
Baron de Woedtke; arrival of militia; inocula 
tion of Col. [Benjamin Ruggles] Woodbridge, Lt. 
Col. [Noadiah] Leonard and Maj. [William] 
Stacey; harmony in Northern Department. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Gates 
to Washington, 1776, Aug. 7. 11, 86 

1776 Mifflin, Thomas. Mount Washington. To [George] 

AUG. 6 Washington [New York]. Work on the fortifi 

cations; hulks for obstructing the river; British 
ships. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered, Aug. 6. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 270. 11, 80 

1776 D Orillac, Chevalier, Vidal and Farguer. [New York.] 

AUG. 6 To [George Washington, New York]. Complaint 

of harsh treatment experienced; fulfillment of 
the promises which induced them to come to 
America. A. L. S. of Vidal, signed also by the 
others. 3 pp. (In French) W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. German Flats. To [George] 

AUG. 6 Washington [New York]. [Joseph] Trumbull, 

[Elisha] Avery and the Commissary department; 
employment of Indians ; British officers who have 
broken their parole; supplies for the Navy; dis- 
advantageousness of Crown Point; need of 
money; censure of the evacuation of Crown 
Point by council of general officers at New 
York ; need of reenforcement. 

Varick, [Richard] to Schuyler, Aug. 4. (Ex 
tract). Trouble with wagoners from scarcity of 
money. L. S. 9 pp. 11, 75 

1776 Thomas, Thomas. Tarrytown [New York]. To [George 

AuG - 6 Washington, New York]. Suggesting situation 

for a battery to play on enemy s shipping. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 82 

1776 Waterbury, David. Waterbury [Connecticut]. To [Maj. 

Auo - * Gen. Horatio Gates, Ticonderoga]. Inoculation 



164 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of officers; Capt. [Benjamin] Weatherbee s com 
pany. Extract by Gates. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Gates to Washington, 1776, Aug. 7. 11, 85 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Cols. [Jonathan ?] 

AUG. 7 Fitch, New Haven; Ichabod Sears, Stratford; 

John Mead, Greenwich ; [Edward] Ilinman, Wood- 
bury and Joseph Platt Cooke, Danbury [Con 
necticut]. Arrival of British reenforcements ; 
need of the militia. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of George Lewis. M. Ill, 71 

1776 Washington, George. New York To Col. [Samuel] El- 

AUG. 7 more [Albany]. Orders to act under [Maj.] 

Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. Letter-book copy. 

M. IV, 264 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To Maj. [Christopher] 

AUG. 7 French [Hartford]. Refusing him release. Let 

ter-book copy by George Lewis. In Ford, 4, 
324, note. M. IV, 263 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 7 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Exchange of 

prisoners; particular cases; artillery-men and 
seamen; supplies forwarded; Stockbridge In 
dians; money for Northern Army; British and 
American reenforcements. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs, Robert Hanson 
Harrison and George Lewis. Extract in Ford, 
4, 332, note. M. Ill, 56 

1776 [Carleton, Sir Guy]. Chamblee. General orders. Re- 

AUG. 7 fusing to receive any letters or communications 

from rebellious subjects; orders for arrest and 
imprisonment; the deluded people of the prov 
inces ; paroling of prisoners. Contemporary copy 
by Varick with note that a copy of these orders 
were given to Maj. [John] Bigelow. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Aug. 18. 

11, 167 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 7 [New York]. Return of troops; militia bounty; 

report of French Captains; Capt. [Benjamin] 

Weatherbee and small-pox inoculation; paper 

from Col. [John] Stark and field officers. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 11, 83 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. Orders and instructions 

AUG. 7 to Brig. Gen. Benedict Arnold governing his 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 165 

command of the fleet on Lake Champlain. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to 
Washington, 1776, Aug. 28. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 535. 11, 223 

1776 Livingston, Walter. Albany. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 7 New York]. Need of morey for supplies; report 

of French ships approaching Quebec. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Aug. 15. Endorsed by Har 
rison: "money gone from Philadelphia" 11,95 
[17761 McMichael, Edward. Intelligence from Oswego: In- 

[AUG. 7] tended attack on Fort Stanwix and the German 

Flats by British and Indians. Contemporary 
copy by Caleb Gibbs. 1 p. C. C. 152, 2, 347 
1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 7 Washington [New York], Col. [Samuel] Miles 

Riflemen ordered to Washington s support; spirit 
of desertion. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 92 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey], To [George 

AUG. 7 Washington, New York]. Intended movement 

of British from Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 94 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 8 George Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Calling for 

reenforcements. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of George Lewis. M. Ill, 75 
1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To Maj. [Christopher] 
AUG. 8 French [Hartford]. His exchange. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of George Lewis. 

M. IV, 266 

[1776] Washington,] G[eorge], [New York.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

[Auo. 8] [William] Livingston [Elizabethtown ? New Jer 

sey]. Need of militia reenforcement. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of George Lewis. 

M. Ill, 66 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 8 [Hugh] Mercer [Perth Amboy]. Arrival of Brit 

ish fleet from the South and Hessian reenforce 
ments; need of troops. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of George Lewis. M. Ill, 65 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. [New York.] To the Officers and 

AUG. 8 Soldiers of the Pennsylvania Association [near 

Elizabethtown]. Need of their services. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 
In Ford, 4, 330. M. Ill, 78 



166 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Arnold, Benedict. Skenesborough [New York], To Maj. 

AUG. 8 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Supplies 

for the fleet and progress in building; Lt. [Benja 
min] Whit comb s report from Canada; slow ar 
rival of militia. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Aug. 
18. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 537. 

11, 166 

[1776] Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George Washing- 

[AUG. 8] ton, New York]. Embarkation of British at 

Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 11,97 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 8 Washington, New York]. Movement of the 

British; criticism of Mercer for not erecting 

works. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 98 

1776 Watson, William. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 

AUG. 8 Washington [New York]. Loss of Capt. [Sion] 

Martindale s books and papers; Watson s reim 
bursement. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 102 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Col. Lewis Du- 

AUG. 9 boys, Poughkeepsie. Forwarding of recruits; en 

listments. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Samuel Blatchley Webb. M. 111,118 

1776 Barber, Nathaniel, jr. Boston. Receipt to John Bradford 

AUG. 9 for fire-arms and accoutrements. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Ward, Artemas to Washington, 

1776, Aug. 12. 11, 128 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George Washing- 

AUG. 9 ton, New York]. Movement of British ships; 

furlough evil. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 103 

[1776] McDougall, Alexander. [New York.] To [George] Wash- 

[Auo. 9] ington [New York]. Requesting the appoint 

ment of John Laurance as paymaster to his regi 
ment. L. S. 1 p. 11, 106 

1776 McDougall, Alexander and Others. To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 9 ton [New York]. Recommending John Laurance 

for Paymaster to McDougalPs regiment. D. S. 
by McDougall, II: Zedwitz, Bar. Tuthill, John 
Johnson, Benja. Ledyard, David Lyon, Abrm. 
A. Van Wyck, John Wiley, Ezekiel Hyatt. 1 p. 
Enclosed in preceding entry. 11, 123 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 167 

1776 Wallace, Hugh. New York. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 9 [New York]. His disagreeable situation; peti 

tions for leave to go to Jamaica [Long Island] for 
clothing and his papers. A. L. S. 2pp. 11,108 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Col. A[nn] 

AUG. 10 Hawkes Hay, Haverstraw. His appointment as 

Deputy Commissary. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

M. Ill, 118 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Capt.] Richard 

AUG. 10 Varick [Albany]. Stores for the Northern Army. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Samuel 

Blatchley Webb. M. 111,119 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

Auo. 10 ton [New York]. Report of British ships; tory 

suspects from Long Island and knowledge of 

their intended seizure. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 110 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. New York. To [Brig.] 

AUG. 10 Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin [Mt. Washington], Cannon 

for works [north of] Kingsbridge; obstructing 

channel of Hudson etc. Letter-book copy by 

Harrison. M. Ill, 81 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 10 Washington [New York]. Forwarding troops; 

difficulties with militia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

11, 112 

1776 Richmond, William. Newport. To George Washington 

AUG. 10 [New York]. Intelligence of a British fleet near 

Rhode Island. Recent copy. 1 p. 11, 114 

1776 French, Christopher. Hartford. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 11 New York]. His exchange. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 115 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

AUG. 11 Schuyler, Albany]. Maj. [John] Bigelow s re 

turn and addresses of letters received from the 
enemy; [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold on Lake 
Champlain. Contemporary copy by Varick. 
1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, Aug. 
16, 1776. 11, 151 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Perth Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 11 Washington, New York]. Forwarding spears; 

ferrying of troops and departure of Pennsylvania 
militia. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 119 



168 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1776] Skinner, Abraham. [Long Island.] List of the principal 

[AUG. 11] tories on Long Island. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Greene to Washington, 1776, Aug. 11. W 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

AUG. 12 temas] Ward [Boston]. Request for mortars. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Samuel 

Blatchley Webb. M. Ill, 120 

1776 Bradford, John. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

AUG. 12 York]. Acknowledging orders to care for stores; 

piratical actions of the privateersmen. A. L. S. 

1 p. 11, 120 

1776 Drummond, [James, Lord] Sloop Polly [New York Bay]. 

AUG. 12 To [Richard, Viscount] Howe [New York Bay]. 

Encloses sketch of [peace] propositions. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Drummond 
to Washington, 1776, Aug. 17. W 

1776 Drnmmond, [James, Lord]. [Polly, New York Bay]. 

AUG. 12 Sketch of [peace] propositions communicated to 

[Richard, Viscount] Howe. Contemporary copy. 

3 pp. Enclosed in Drummond to Washington, 

1776, Aug. 17. W 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Brooklyn. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 12 New York]. Movement of British ships ; recom 

mending Col. [James Mitchell] Varnum for pro 
motion. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 121 

1776 McDougall, Alexander. New York. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 12 ington [New York]. Forwarding recommenda 

tion of John Laurance for Paymaster of his regi 
ment. L. S. 1 p. 11, 122 

1776 Livingston, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. 12 [George] Washington, New York. Plan for draw 

ing out the New Jersey militia; [Maj.] Gen. [Phil 
emon] Dickinson s troops; desertions among the 
Pennsylvania Associators ; work on fortifications. 
L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1,274. 11,125 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Woodbridge [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 12 Washington, New York]. Introducing Col. [Sam 

uel John] Atlee; Washington s reenforcement. 
A. L. S. 2pp. 11,124 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 169 

1776 Moylan, Stephen. New York. Return of sundry articles 

AUG. 12 shipped to Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Al 

bany. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p, W 

1776 Ritzema, Rudolphus and Frederick Weissenfels. New 

AUG. 12 York. To [George Washington, New York]. 

Recommending Robert Provoost for Paymaster 
of the 3d New York Regiment. A. L. S. of Ritz 
ema, signed also by Weissenfels. W 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

AUG. 12 York]. Forwarding powder and arms; troops 

for Ticonderoga; trousers. L. S. 1 p. 11, 127 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

AUG. 13 John] Schuyler [Albanj^]. Indians; boats on the 

Lakes [George and Champlain]; paymaster and 
quartermaster matters; intelligence to Congress; 
evacuation of Crown Point; situation. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison and Tench Tilghman. M. Ill, 142 

1776 Anonymous. An authentic list of the naval and military 

AUG. 13 stores in Nova Scotia, collected from the best 

authorities. 1 p. Endorsed by Robert Hanson 

Harrison: "Stores at Hallifax &c." 11, 32 

1776 Avery, Elisha. Ticonderoga. Return of provisions 

AUG. 13 drawn. Contemporary copy by John Lansing, 

jr. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 

1776, Aug. 26. 11, 214 

1776 Avery, Elisha. Ticonderoga. Return of provisions in 

AUG. 13 magazine at Ticonderoga. Contemporary copy 

by John Lansing, jr. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 

to Washington, 1776, Aug. 26. 11/216 

1776 Bromfield, Henry. Boston. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 13 [New York]. Acceptance of appointment to 

appraise Capt. [John] Manley s [prize] goods and 

fulfillment of the trust. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 130 

1776 Givens, Thomas. Examination of [by George Lewis]: 

AUG. 13 Information of strength, etc. of the British. 

A. D. of Lewis. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 2, 409 

1776 Glen, H- . Fort Schuyler [New York]. Return of 

AUG. 13 provisions at Fort Schuyler. Contemporary copy 

by Richard Varick. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 

to Washington, 1776, Sep. 8. 11, 282 



170 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Heard, Nathaniel. New York. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 13 New York]. Requesting pay for his brigade. 

Recent copy. 1 p. 11, 33 

1776 Howe, [Sir William]. Staten Island. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 13 ington [New York]. Robert Temple s landing 

at New York. Contemporary copy by Robert 

Hanson Harrison. 1 p. 11, 134 

1776 [Washington, George.] [New York.] To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 14 James Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Promotion 

to brigadiership. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. M. Ill, 147 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To Maj. Gen [Hora- 

AUG. 14 tio] Gates [Ticonderoga]. Sickness in Northern 

Army; evacuation of Crown Point; British reen- 

forcement. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 4, 343. 

M. Ill, 147 

1776 Farrier, Isaac. [Amboy, New Jersey.] Examination of 

AUG. 14 [by Tench Tilghman]. Intentions of the British. 

A. D. of Tilghman. 1 p. C. C. 152, 2, 431 

1776 Hand, Edward. Westchester [New York]. To [George 

AUG. 14 Washington, New York]. Recommendations for 

officers promotions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 2, 13 

1776 Hunter, Alexander. Amboy [New Jersey]. Examination 

AUG. 14 of [by Tench Tilghman]. Strength, etc. of the 

British. A. D. of Tilghman. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 2, 429 

[1776] Bell, Richard and Samuel Freeman. Report of a scouting 

[Auo. 15] party that went from Fort Schuyler to Oswego; 

ambuscade by Missisauga Indians. Contempo 
rary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1776, Aug. 18. 11, 172 

1776 Dayton, Elias. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To [Maj.] 

AUG. 15 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Desertion 

of Lt. Edward McMichael and efforts to capture 
him; report of men killed by the Missisauga In 
dians; small ammunition supply ; lack of money. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, Aug. 18. 11, 171 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

Auo. 15 ton, New York. Value of Hitchcock s regiment 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 171 

on Long Island; Hessians at Staten Island; ap 
pointment of William Blodget and Maj. William 
[Smith] Livingston as aides; removal of cattle 
and grain; delay of militia in coming in; illness. 
L. S. 2 pp. 11, 141 

1776 Howe, [Richard, Viscount]. [H. M. S.] Eagle, off Staten 

AUG. 15 Island. To [James,] Lord Drummond [Polly, 

New York Bay]. Approving his sketch of [peace] 
propositions; willingness to negotiate. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Drummond to 
Washington, 1776, Aug. 17. W 

1776 Mercer, H[ugh]. Paulus Hook [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 15 Washington, New York]. Guarding the Jersey 

shore and forwarding troops to Washington. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 139 

1776 Roberdeau, Daniel. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 15 Washington, New York]. Forwarding prison 

ers. A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 2, 425 

1776 Blodget, William. Long Island. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 16 New York]. Reported movements of British 

ships. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 140 

1776 Livingston, William Sfmith]. Long Island. To [George 

AUG. 16 Washington, New York]. Movement of Hessians 

on Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 152 

1776 Martin, Jofsiah], Transport Sovereign, off Staten Island. 

AUG. 16 To [George Washington, New York]. Request 

ing permission for his wife, children and relatives 
to come off to the British fleet. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: ". . . . Requires no 
answer as Genl. Howe has now taken them under 
his Care." W 

1776 Schuyler, Pli[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 16 ton [New York]. Disagreeable business of the 

past month [affairs in the Northern Depart 
ment]; [Sir Guy] Carleton s attitude; works and 
supplies at Fort Stanwix; equipment of vessels 
on Lake Champlain; engaging Stockbridge In 
dians; demand for pay from Cols. [Samuel] 
Elmore s and [John] Nicholson s regiments; belief 
in neutrality of the Six Nations; desertion of 
Lt. [Edward] McMichael. A. L. S. 6 pp. 
Answered, Aug. 21. 11, 143 



172 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge], New York. To [James,] Lord 

AUG. 17 Drummond [New York]. Negotiations proposed 

and obligations of his parole. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of Joseph Reed. In Ford, 4, 

350. M. Ill, 156 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Richard,] Vis- 

AUG. 17 count Howe [off Staten Island]. Proposing an 

exchange of naval prisoners; case of Lt. [James] 

Josiah. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 4, 348. 

M. Ill, 159 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Sir William] 

AUG. 17 Howe [Staten Island], Exchange of various 

officers. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 4, 351, note. 

M. Ill, 160 

1776 Washington, George. New York. To [Sir William] 

AUG. 17 Howe [Staten Island], Permission for [Robert] 

Temple to go into Massachusetts. Draft of let 
ter written in 3d person. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Joseph Reed. E. 13 

1776 Dmmmond, [James, Lord]. [Polly, New York Bay.] To 

AUG. 17 [George] Washington [New York], Requests 

permission to land and proceed to Philadelphia 
in the interests of peace; misunderstanding of 
the Colonies; [Richard, Viscount] Howe s -willing 
ness to negotiate. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In Sparks, 4, 528. W 

1776 Livingston, William S[mith], Long Island. To [George 

AUG. 17 Washington, New York], Movement of British 

ships; [Maj.j Gen, [Nathanael] Greene s illness. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 153 

1776 Schuyler, [Philip John], Albany. To Brig. Gen. [David] 

AUG. 17 Waterbury [jr, Skenesborough, New York]. Or 

ders to stop all infected and inoculated troops. 
Extract made and attested by Henry B[rock- 
holst] Livingston. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1776, Aug. 31. 11, 233 

1776 Blodget, William. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

Auc. 18 ton, New York. Improvement in [Maj.] Gen. 

[Nathanael] Greene s health. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 159 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 173 

1776 Britton, - . Amboy [New Jersey]. Examination of : 

AUG. 18 Troops on Staten Island and the plan of attack 

on New York. 2 pp. 11, 188 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Long Island. To [George] Washing- 

AUG.IS ton [New York]. Conduct of Capt. [John] 

Grimes. L. S. 1 p. 11, 161 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Kingsbridge [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 18 Washington, New York. Damage done to Brit 

ish ships by Mt. Washington; reenforcements, 
tents and huts; strength of post at Kingsbridge; 
inactivity of the row galleys. L. S. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 277. 11, 176 

1776 Lake Champlain, Continental armed vessels on. Tabular 

AUG. 18 list of vessels, commanders, number of guns and 

men. Contemporary copy by Henry Brockholst 
Livingston of a return made by Gen. Gates. 
1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
Aug. 26. 11, 217 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 18 ton [New York]. Confidence in Washington s 

exertions to forward supplies to the North; 
transmission of information to Congress; the 
criticism of evacuation of Crown Point; jealousies 
and intrigue; court of inquiry and determination 
to resign ; vandalism at Johnson Hall and punish 
ment of officers; lack of cartridge paper. L. S. 
6 pp. Answered Aug. 24. 11, 162 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 19 [Daniel] Roberdeau [Newark]. Suppression of 

a false report [of an understanding with Richard, 
Lord Howe]. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. Ill, 165 

1776 Drummond, [James, Lord]. Polly, [New York Bay]. To 

AUG. 19 [George Washington, New York]. Explaining 

his motives and position; his parole. A. L. S. 

3 pp. W 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. Instructions to Lt. Ben- 

AL G. 19 jamin Whitcomb [Ticonderoga] to govern his 

scout into Canada. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1776, Aug. 28. 

11, 221 



174 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Hitchcock, Daniel. Long Island. To George Washington, 

AUG. 19 New York. Col. [James Mitchell] Varnum s pro 

motion and Hitchcock s claim; feeling in his regi 
ment. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 180 
1776 Howe, [Richard, Viscount]. [H. M. S.] Eagle off Staten 
Arc. 19 Island. To [George] Washington [New York]. 
Exchange of prisoners ; Lt. [James] Josiah; treat 
ment of prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 4, 
512. 11, 184 
[1776] McDougall, Alexander. [New York.] To [George] Wash- 
[AUG. 19] ington [New York]. Results of examination of 
Mary Debeau. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 182 
1776 Mercer, Hugh. Newark [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 
Arc. 19 ington [New York]. Forwarding troops. A. L.S. 

1 p. 11, 186 
1776 Moy Ian, Stephen. New York. Return of articles shipped 

AUG. 19 to Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates, Albany. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Roberdeau, Daniel. Newark. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 19 New York. Report of an understanding between 

Washington and [Richard,] Lord Howe to settle 
the present dispute on Washington s terms. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Aug. 19. 11, 178 

1776 Waterbury, David, jr. Skenesborough [New York]. Re- 

AUG. 19 turn of provisions on hand at Skenesborough. 

A. D. S. 1 p. Transmitted to Maj. Gen. [Philip 
John] Schuyler. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1776, Aug. 26. 11, 214 
1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 
AUG. 19 York]. Forwarding mortars by water. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Aug. 26. 11, 189 
[1776] Woodman, Jonathan, Isaac Osborne and Robert Peas. 

[Arc:. 19?] Report of condition of British fleet and troops. 

Auto, memorandum of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
2 pp. 11, 187 

1776 Duboys, Lewis. New Windsor [New York]. To [George 

Arc. 20 Washington, New York]. Return of his regi 

ment; desire to be ordered into active service. 
Recent copy. 1 p. 11, 191 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Kingsbridge [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 20 Washington [New York]. Ordnance taken from 

wreck of a British tender; daring of Lt. Landon. 

A. L.S. 1 p. 11,192 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 175 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To Maj . Gen. [Philip 

AUG. 21 John] Schuyler [Albany]. [Sir Guy] Carleton s 

orders; assassination of [Brig.] Gen. [Patrick] 
Gordon; Fort Stanwix, rations and other mat 
ters; the military situation. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. Ill, 168 

1776 Livingston, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. 21 [George] Washington, New York. Report of a 

spy from Staten Island as to intended attack of 
the British. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 193 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

Arc. 22 York]. Capt. [Edward] Burbeck s artillery to be 

forwarded; Maj. [Peleg] Wadsworth s appoint 
ment. L. S. 1 p. 11, 195 
1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 
AUG. 23 Ham] Heath [Kingsbridge]. British upon Long 
Island. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 4, 362. 

M. Ill, 170 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Kingsbridge [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 23 Washington [Brooklyn]. Forwarding reenforce- 

ments; arts of the enemy; need of bridge or boats 
on Harlem River. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 196 

1776 Sullivan, John. Long Island. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 23 [Brooklyn]. Account of the skirmish on the 

Bedford Road. Contemporary copy by Samuel 
Blatchley Webb. 1 p. C. C." 152, 2, 491 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 24 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Intelligence 

for Congress; vessels on Lake Champlain; case of 
Col. [Elias] Dayton s officers; skirmishing on 
Long Island. Letter-book copy. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Extract in 
Ford, 4, 364, note. M. Ill, 176 

1776 Avery, Elisha. Ticonderoga. Return of number of men 

AUG. 24 drawing provisions at Ticonderoga; list of pro 

visions on hand, Aug. 23. Contemporary copy 
by Henry Brockholst Livingston. 2 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Aug. 31. 

11, 234 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. General return of troops 

AUG. 24 in the Northern Department. Tabulated state- 



176 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ment. 1 p. In handwriting of and signed 
by John Trumbull. Enclosed in Gates to Wash 
ington, 1776, Aug. 28. 11, 225 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Kingsbridge [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 24 Washington, New York. Holding of courts- 

martial; safe deposit of naval stores; death of 
Hardenbrook; spirit of the troops and their 
health. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 197 

[1776] Mifflin, T[homas]. [Mt. Washington, New York]. To 

[AUG. 24] Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [New York]. Re- 

questing court-martial for trial of Lt. [John] 
Priestly; preparations to march; firing heard 
from Long Island. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1776, Aug. 24. 11, 199 

1776] Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. To Col. [Brig. Gen. 

[AUG. 24] John] Nixon [Governor s Island]. His call for 

reenforcements and the defense of Governor s 

Island. A.D.S. 1 p. Inserted. M. Ill, 175a 

1776 Zedwitz, H[arman]. New York. To [Gov. William 

AUG. 24 Try on, Long Island]. Offer of service to the 

British; American suspicions; translation of 
Washington s offer to Hessians; spoiling of New 
York s water supply; pay for furnishing intel 
ligence; commission in the Continental Army. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Accompanying General Court- 
martial proceedings, 1776, Aug. 25. W 

1776 Washington, George. [New York.] Instructions to Maj. 

AUG. 25 Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Brooklyn]. Irregular con 

duct of troops; firing etc. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of William Grayson. In Ford, 
4, 366. M. Ill, 179 

1776 General Court-martial. New York. Proceedings in trial 

AUG. 25 of Lt. Col. Harman Zedwitz for corresponding 

with the enemy. D. S: James Wadsworth, Pres 
ident. 3 pp. W 

[1776] Stein, Augustus. [New York.] Testimony before a Gen- 

[Auc. 25] eral Court-martial respecting [Lt.] Col. [Harman] 

Zedwitz s letter to Gov. [William] Tryon. 
A. D. S. 2 pp. Accompanying General Court- 
martial proceedings, 1776, Aug. 25. W 

1776 Varnum, Jfames] M[itchell]. Red Hook [New Jersey]. 

AUG. 25 To [George] Washington [Brooklyn]. Wish to 

resign; his grievances. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 204 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 171 

[1776] Zedwitz, H[arman]. [New York.] Defense before the 

[Arc. 25] court-martial. D. S. 3 pp. Accompanying 

General Court-martial proceedings, 1776, Aug. 25. 

W 

[1776] Elmore, Samuel. [Albany.] Return of his regiment. 

[Auo. 26] Tabular statement. A. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed 

in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Aug. 26. 

11, 210 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

AUG. 26 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Letters and assur 

ances sent by [Sir Guy] Carleton to the inhabit 
ants; want of cartridge paper; need of ship- 
carpenters at Skenesborough ; sailing of [Brig.] 
Gen. [Benedict] Arnold from Crown Point; chance 
of attack in the Mohawk country; need of troops 
at Ticonderoga; his letters and despatches for 
Washington and Congress. L. S. 4 pp. 

11, 219 

1776 Nicholson, John. Albany. Return of his regiment. Tab- 

Arc. 26 ular statement. A. D. S. of John Brogden, Adj. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1776, Aug. 26. 11, 208 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

Auo. 26 ton [Brooklyn]. Money allowance for rations in 

the Northern Army; Cols. [Saml.] Elmore s and 
[John] Nicholson s regiments sent to Tryon 
County; lack of musket ammunition; strength of 
the Army and naval force. L. S. 4pp. 11,206 

1776 Wentworth, Joshua. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

AUG. 26 [George Washington, Brooklyn], Capture of 

British merchant ship Nelly; appeal in case of 

recapture of the brig Elizabeth; case of certain 

passengers. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Sep. 10. 

11, 228 

1776 H[arrison,] Rfobert] H[anson]. New York. To [Brig.] 

AUG. 27 Gen. [Hugh] Mercer [Paulus Hook?]. A short 

account of the battle of Long Island. Letter- 
book copy by Harrison. M. Ill, 184 

Same sent to the President of Congress, which is In Sparks, 4, 512. 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [George] Washington 
AuG - 28 [Brooklyn]. Enclosing return of Northern Army 
and other papers; fortifying; camp supplies; 
5(5214 vol 112 12 



178 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Governor [Jonathan] Trumbull s exertions; need 
of money. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letter to 
Washington, 1, 279. 11, 226 

1776 Council of War. [Brooklyn.] On retreat from Long 

Arc. 29 Island. Members: The Commander in chief; 

Maj. Genls. Putnam, Spencer; Brig. Genls. Mif- 
flin, McDougall, Parsons, Scott, Wadsworth and 
Fellows. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison and "William Grayson. In Ford, 4, 
374. F. I, 85 

1776 Council of War. [Brooklyn.] Decision to evacuate Long 

AUG. 29 Island. Members: Maj. Genls. Putnam, Spencer; 

Brig. Genls. Mifflin, McDougall, Parsons, Scott 

and Wadsworth. D. S. by the members. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Joseph Reed. F. I, 89 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

Arc. 29 ton [Brooklyn]. Arrival of supplies; sickness 

among the ship carpenters; report of engagement 
on Long Island; Lt. [John] Johnston s concern 
in plundering [Brig.] Gen. [Richard] Prescott s 
and Capt. [William] Anstruther s baggage; Stock- 
bridge Indians; forwarding boards; enlisting men 
for three years. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Sep. 4. 

11, 230 

1776 [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] [H. M. S.] Eagle 

AUG. 29 [New York harbor]. To [George Washington, 

Brooklyn]. The battle of Long Island and his 

capture. A.L. 3pp. In Sparks, 4,5 15. 11,236 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Sag Harbor [Long Island]. 

Arc. 30 To [George] Washington, New York. Movement 

of British ships off Sag Harbor and in Long Island 
Sound; his promotion to command of his regi 
ment; suggestion for distressing the enemy. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 11, 240 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. To [George] Washington, 

AUG. 31 New York. Capture and treatment of Brig. Gen. 

[Nathaniel] Woodhull; enemy s work among the 

disaffected; Livingston s intended movement. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Sep. 4. 11, 242 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 31 ton [New York]. Transmitting papers; perver 

sion of his order regarding inoculation; Gov. 



COBEESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 179 

[Jonathan] TrumbulPs letter respecting the prac 
tice; provision returns; Stockbridge Indians. 
L. S. 4 pp. 11, 234 

1776 Scott, John Morin. New York. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 31 New York]. His non-attendance at the Council 

of War; enemy s manoeuvers; danger of being 

surrounded; preventive measures. A. L. S. 

3 pp. W 

[1776] Sargent, Paul Dudley and Jonathan Williams Austin. 

[Auo. ?] [New York.] To [George] Washington [New 

York]. Derangement of Capt. James Perry; 
recommends him for appointment to any va 
cancy. A. L. S. of Sargent, signed also by 
Austin. 1 p. W 

1776 De lancey, Oliver. Jamaica [Long Island]. To Col. 

SEP. 1 Phinehas Fanning [Long Island]. Submission of 

inhabitants of Suffolk County. Contemporary 
copy by Henry Beekman Livingston. 1 p. En 
closed in Livingston to Washington, 1776, Sep. 
24. C. C. 152, 3, 95 

1776 Ward, Joseph. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

SEP. 1 York]. Capture of the Warren by the British; 

news of repulse of the enemy [battle of Long 

Island]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 249 

1776 De lancey, Oliver. Huntington [Long Island]. To Col. 

SEP. 2 [Phinehas] Fanning [Long Island]. Ordering 

oath of allegiance to the King to be taken by 
inhabitants. Contemporary copy by Henry 
Beekman Livingston. 1 p. Enclosed in Liv 
ingston to Washington, 1776, Sep. 24. 

C. C. 152, 3, 97 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 2 ton [New York]. [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates s 

requisition; forwarding boards; Dr. [John] Mor 
gan s false and scandalous assertion [respecting 
Schuyler s management of affairs]; difficulty of 
enlisting men at the low Continental bounty. 
L. S. 3 pp. 11, 286 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 3 [Hugh] Mercer [Paulus Hook ?]. Construction 

of fortification on North River, opposite Mt. 



180 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Washington. Letter-book copy. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 4, 
382. M. Ill, 239 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] Hfanson]. New York. To Col. 

SEP. 3 [Stephen] Moylan [New York ?]. Boards for Maj . 

Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. Letter-book copy 
by Harrison. M. Ill, 240 

1776 Putnam, Rufus. Bloomingdale [New York]. To [George] 

SEP. 3 Washington [New York]. Report on practica 

bility of defending New York island. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 11, 2r>3 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Col. Fisher 

SEP. 4 Gay, New York]. Obedience to General Orders; 

returns. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. In Ford, 4/383. M. Ill, 247 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. [New York.] To Lt. Col. Henry 

SEP. 4 B[eekman] Livingston [Long Island]. Orders 

for his guidance. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. M. Ill, 245 

The original L. S., in handwriting of George Lewis, is in the H. of II. 
collection. 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To [Maj.j Gen. 

SEP. 4 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Losses in the 

battle of Long Island; evils of short enlistments; 
cartridge paper for Northern Army; boards for 
barracks. Letter-book copy. In hand writing of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. M. Ill, 243 

1776 Dayton, Elias. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 4 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Rumor of ar 

rival of Indians at Oswego; scant supply of salt 
provision. Contemporary copy by John Lan 
sing, jr. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, Sep. 8. 11, 283 
1776 Onondaga chiefs. Speech. Arrival of Indians at Oswego 
SEP. 4 and call for assistance. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
Sep. 8. 11, 285 
1776 Spencer, Thomas. Oneida [New York], To Col. [Elias] 
SEP. 4 Dayton [Fort Schuyler]. Advance of Indians 
and British under Walter Butler. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1776, Sep. 8. 11, 284 
1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. 
SEP. 5 [Hugh] Mercer [Perth Amboy, New Jersey]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 181 

Troops for [fortification] work opposite Mt. 

Washington and near Staten Island. Letter- 

book copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. M. Ill, 246 

1776 De lancey, Oliver. Jamaica [Long Island]. To the In- 

SEP. 5 habitants of Long Island. Raising of [British] 

Provincial companies and offering commissions. 

D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Livingston to Washing 

ton, 1776, Oct. 14. In Sparks, 4, 520. 11, 264 

1776 Fasselabord [Hasselabend], Anthony. [Albany.] Exami- 

SEP. 5 nation of: German troops arrived at Montreal; 

mutiny. In handwriting of and attested by 

Richard Varick. 2pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 

Washington, 1776, Sep. 12. 11, 304 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. New York. To [George Washing- 

SEP. 5 ton, New York]. Advising retreat and burning 

of New York; reasons for same. A. L. S. 7 pp. 

11, 259 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Sir William] 

SEP. 6 Howe [Long Island]. Exchange of Maj. Gen. 

[John] Sullivan and Brig. Gen. [William Alex 
ander,] Lord Stirling. Letter-book copy. 

M. Ill, 253 

1776 Bullitt, [Thomas]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To [Col. 

SEP. 6 Joseph Reed, Philadelphia]. Forwarding of 

troops in South Carolina; need of regulations 

governing returns. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 274 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

SEP- 6 Schuyler [Albany]. Report of engagement on 

the Lake [Champlain]; need of cartridge paper. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 

to Washington, 1776, Sep. 16. 11, 313 

1776 [Trumbull, Joseph.] Cambridge. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 6 ton [Cambridge]. Purchase of flour and pork. 

A. D. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 1, 113 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Windmill Point [Lake Champlain]. 

To Maj . Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Ticonderoga]. Dis 
position of his boats and preparations for defense; 
charges made against Arnold s honesty while in 
Canada; state of provisions. 

Sep. 8. Isle Motte. Retirement of his fleet 
to Isle Motte; precautions against surprise. Con- 



- 



182 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

temporary copy. 5 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1776, Sep. 16. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 1, 540. 11, 314 

1776 Mercer, Hugh. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 7 ington [New York]. Mercer s illness; ideas on 

operations of the next campaign; forwarding 
troops; experience with the militia. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Sep. 8. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 285. 11, 278 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To [Brig.] Gen. James 

SEP. 8 Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Militia reenforce- 

ments for the Highlands; construction of works. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. M. Ill, 254 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

SEP. 8 liam] Heath [Kingsbridge]. Destruction of roads 

leading to Kingsbridge. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. M. Ill, 262 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 8 [Hugh] Mercer [Perth Amboy]. Need of reen- 

forcernents; Maryland and Virginia troops. Let 
ter-book copy. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

M. Ill, 255 

1776 Nicoll, Isaac. New Rochelle [New York]. To [George 

SEP. 8 Washington, New York]. Report of sources of 

information; movements of enemy. A. L. S. 

2 pp. C. C. 152, 2, 539 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 8 ton [New York]. [MajJ Gen. [Horatio] Gates 

demand for powder and lead; danger threatened 

from the West; supply of boards. L. S. 4 pp. 

Answered Sep. 12. 11, 280 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To [Richard,] Vis- 

SEP. 9 count Howe [Long Island]. Transmitting letter 

sent by Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. M. Ill, 266 

1776 Du Maurouy, de Berruyer. Boston. To [George Wash- 

SEP. 9 ington, New York]. Explanation of his pres 

ence; approaching war between France and 
England; desires permission for his vessel to 
leave port [for the West Indies]. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 289 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 183 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 9 ton [New York]. Enemy crossing Lake [Cham- 

plain] ; calling out of militia ; lack of medicines in 
Northern Army imputed to Schuyler; tired of 
abuse; intention to resign. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Sep. 20. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 286. 11, 290 
1776 Tilghman, Tench. [New York.] To Col. [Stephen] Moylan 
SEP. 9 [New York ?] Boards, scantling etc. for barrack 
ing the troops. Letter-book copy by Tilghman. 

M. Ill, 265 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

SEP. 10 [George] Washington, New York. Reenforce- 

ments; work on fortifications; measures to re 
move the sick to Orangetown. L. S. 2 pp. 

11, 294 

1776 Davis, Joshua. Norwich. To [George Washington, New 

SEP. 10 York]. Arrival at Norwich [with mortars and 

equipment] ; need of money. Recent copy. 1 p. 

11, 293 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. New York. To Joshua 

SEP. 10 Went worth [Portsmouth]. Trial of prizes; regu 

lations governing armed vessels, etc. Letter-book 
copy by Harrison. M. Ill, 269 

1776 Howe, [Richard, Viscount] [H. M. S.] Eagle [Staten 

SEP. 10 Island]. To [George] Washington [New York]. 

Requests forwarding a letter to Dr. [Benjamin] 

Franklin. A. L. in 3d person. 1 p. W 

1776 [Howe, Robert.] Charleston [South Carolina]. To [Gov. 

SEP. 10 Archibald Bulloch, Savannah]. Observations on 

the defense of Georgia ; post at Barrington; row- 
galleys; fortification of Sunbury; need of bar 
racks; removal of stock from sea-coast ; material 
needed, etc. Contemporary copy. Enclosed in 
Howe to Washington, 1777, May 14. 15, 197 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. New York. To Brig. Gen. [Hugh] 

SEP - 11 Mercer [Perth Amboy]. Removal of Army to 

Kingsbridge; British advance. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

M. Ill, 271 

1776 Dayton, Elias. Fort Schuyler. To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

SEP - H Schuyler [Albany]. Doubt of rumor of British 

and Indians at Oswego; scouts sent out ; strength 



184 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of the Fort. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Sept. 
16. 11, 292 

1776 Deane, Silas and Philippe Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson 

SEP. n Ducoudray. [Paris.] Articles of agreement for 

Ducoudray s serving in the American Army. 

Contemporary copy. Endorsed by Richard 

Varick: "llthSeptr. 1776." W 

1776 De Lancey, Oliver. Jamaica [Long Island]. To Col. 

SEP. 11 Phineas Fanning, Southold [Long Island]. Or 

dering all cattle and sheep to be driven to Ja 
maica. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Livingston to 
Washington, 1776, Oct. 14. 11, 265 

1776 Greene, Nathanael and Others. [New York.] Petition to 

SEP. ll [George] Washington [New York]. For a board 

of general officers to reconsider a previous de 
cision [to hold New York City]. D. S.: Na 
thanael Greene, Thomas Mifflin, Jno. Nixon, 
Rezin Beall, Saml. H. Parsons, James Wads- 
worth, Jno: Morin Scott. 2 pp. In handwriting 
ofMifflin. See: Ford, 4, 403, note. F. 1,91 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 11 [New York]. Difficulty in raising militia; re 

treat from Long Island; oath and submission of 
inhabitants to the King; desertion of his men; 
strength of his detachment. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

11, 297 

1776 [Washington, George.] New York. To Brig. Gen. James 

SEP. 12 Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Returns from Forts 

Montgomery and Constitution; forwarding of 

ordnance and other stores. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. M. Ill, 273 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

SEP. 12 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Supplies for [Maj.] 

Gen. [Horatio] Gates; Indians; boards and 

plank. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

William Grayson and Tench Tilghman. 

M. Ill, 275 

1776 Council of War. Gen. McDougall s Quarters [New York]. 

SEP. 12 Q n the question of reconsidering decision of last 

week s council [to hold New York]; force to de 
fend Mt. Washington. Members: The Com 
mander in chief; Maj. Genls. Putnam, Heath, 
Spencer, Greene; Brig. Genls. Mifflin, Parsons, 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 185 

McDougall, Nixon, Wadsworth, Scott, Fellows 
and Clinton. 2 pp. In handwriting of Joseph 
Reed. F. I, 95 

Paragraph on principal post to be taken by Army is crossed out. 

1776 Livingston, Henry Bfeekman]. General return of his 

SEP. 12 regiment. Tabular statement. D. S 1 p. 

Enclosed in Livingston to Washington, 1776, 

Sep. 11. 11, 299 

1776 Morgan, John. New York. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 12 [New York]. Unsuitableness of Orange County 

for establishing a general hospital; advantages 

of Newark. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 300 

1776 Moylan, S[tephen]. [New York?] To [Lt.] Col. [Robert 

SEP. 12 Hanson] Harrison [New York]. Scantling for 

barracks. A. L. S. 1 p. 11, 306 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP - 12 ton [New York]. Intelligence from [Maj.] Gen. 

[Horatio] Gates; awaiting word from Col. [Elias] 

Dayton. L. S. 1 p. 11, 302 

1776 Bayly, Mountjoy. White Plains. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 14 ton, White Plains. Resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 307 

1776 Clark, John, jr. Amboy [New Jersey]. To George Wash- 

SEP. 16 ington [Harlem]. Resignation to accept a 

Major s commission. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 3, 117 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 16 ton [Harlem Heights, New York]. His resigna 

tion; land carriage necessary for boards; expira 
tion of enlistments of troops at Ticonderoga. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 20. 11, 311 

1776 Mercer, H[ugh]. Perth Amboy. To [George Washing- 

SEP - 17 ton, Harlem Heights]. Detachment for Paulus 

Hook; cowardice of militia. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 318 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Harlem Heights.] To the Com- 

SEP - 19 manding Officer, 1st Division of Massachusetts 

Militia. Directions for his guidance. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

M. Ill, 295 

1776 [Washington, George.] [New York.] To [Sir William] 

SEP - 19 Howe [Staten Island]. Exchange of [Maj.] 

Genls. [John] Sullivan and [Richard] Prescott 



1S6 LIBRAE Y OP CONGRESS 

and Brigadiers [William Alexander.] Lord Stirling 
and [Alexander] McDougall. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

M. HI, 289 

1776 General Court- martial. Harlem Heights [N"ew York]. 

SEP. 19 Proceedings in trial of Ensign Mathew Mac- 

umber for plundering and mutiny, and Eben- 
ezer Leffinwell for cowardice and misbehavior 
before the enemy. D. 5. Comfort Sage, Prest. 
4pp. W 

A report s^ned by 42 the cumbers of ihs coorc-jrumiii. j^acifvtas tie 
TOrdict on these proceedings, diced Oct. 7. is in C C. 1.52. 3. 147. 

1776 Washington, George. Harlem Heights. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 20 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Indians : evils 

of short enlistments; evacuation of New York; 

skirmish at Harlem Plains. Letter-book copy. 

In handwriting of William Grayson. 

M. III. 298 

1776 Crawford, William. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

SEP. 20 Washington [Kingsbridge. New York]. Chances 

of an Indian outbreak on the Western frontier; 
Washington s mill and land across the moun 
tains. A. L. S. 2 pp. 11, 321 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 20 ton [Kingsbridge]. Transmitting papers from 

[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered,. Sep. 30. 11, 322 
[1776] Ward, J[onathan]. [Harlem] Return of officers recom- 
[SEP. 20?] mended for promotion in the 21st Continental 
Infantry. A. D. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 3, 9 
1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. [New] York. To George Washing- 
SEP. 21 ton [Kingsbridge]. Exchange of Maj. Genls. 
[John] Sullivan and [William Alexander.] Lord 
Stirling; returns of prisoners and exchange mat 
ters: prisoners from Canada ; barbarous contriv 
ance of musket-ball found in Washington s camp. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered, Sep. 23 and Oct. 4. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington. 1, 289. 

11, 327 

[1776] Murray, Richard. [New York.] Return of American 

[SEP. 21] prisoners sent by [Sir] Guy Carieton from Canada 

to New York. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Howe to Washington, 1776, Sep. 21. 

11, 333 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 187 

1776 Prisoners, British. Return of officers (names, rank and 

SEP. 21 corps), non-commissioned officers and privates, 

prisoners to the Americans. Tabular statement. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Howe to Washington, 1776, 

Sep. 21. 11, 331 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. General return of forces in 

SEP. 22 the Northern Department. Tabular statement. 

1 p. Contemporary copy by John Lansing, jr. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Sep. 

23. 12, 5 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Harlem Heights. To [Sir Wil- 

SEP. 23 Ham] Howe [New York]. Exchange of Maj. Genls. 

[John] Sullivan and [William Alexander, Lord] 
Stirling; other exchange matters; treatment of 
prisoners; ball contrivance found in the Ameri 
can camp. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of William Grayson. In Ford, 4, 431. 

M. Ill, 304 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Harlem Heights. To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 23 [Hugh] Mercer or officer commanding at Eliza- 

bethtown. Exchange of Maj. Gen. [John] Sulli 
van; [Maj. Gen. William Alexander,] Lord Stir 
ling s case. Letter-book copy. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. M. Ill, 300 

1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights [New York]. 

SEP. 23 Proceedings in trial of Lt. [John] Steward for 

striking a Sergeant and threatening a Colonel; 
Lt. Daniel Pelton for absence without leave and 
Sergt. William Phelps for cowardice and deser 
tion. D. S: Robert Magaw, Presdt. 4 pp. W 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Constitution [New York]. To 

SEP. 23 [Georgo] Washington, Harlem Heights. Enemy 

at Paulus Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 3, 27 

1776 New Windsor, Committee. To [Col. James Clinton, Fort 

SEP. 23 Montgomery]. Seizure of Connor and his butter. 

Contemporary copy by Clinton. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Clinton to Washington, 1776, Oct. 1. 12, 26 

1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 23 ton [Harlem Heights]. [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] 

Gates need of nails; request of town of Schenec- 
tady to have barracks erected. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Sept. 27. 12, 4 



188 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. [Saybrook, New Jersey]. 

SEP. 24 To [George] Washington [Harlem]. Report of 

his raid on Long Island. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

C. C. 152, 3, 91 

1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John] Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 25 ton [Harlem Heights]. The judicious retreat 

from New York; Congress treatment of Schuy 
ler; collection of boards. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Sep. 30. 12, 7 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Harlem [Heights]. To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 26 [Hugh] Mercer [Perth Amboy]. Intentions of 

British. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
John Fitzgerald. In Ford, 4, 452. M. 111,314 
1776 Ballard, Robert. Fort Constitution [New York]. To 

SEP. 26 [George] Washington [Harlem]. Requesting per 

mission to resign. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 3, 83 

1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights [New York]. 

SEP. 26 Proceedings in trial of Lt. Henry Drake for ab 

sence without leave. D. S: Thos. Ewing, Prest. 
2 pp. W 

1776 Putnam, Rufus. [New York] To George Washington 

SEP. 26 [Harlem Heights]. Ideas on necessity of estab 

lishing an- Engineer Corps. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

12, 9 

1776 Tillinghast, Daniel. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

SEP. 26 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. For 

warding tents. L. S. 1 p. 12, 11 

1776 General Court-martial. Kingsbridge [New York]. Pro- 

SEP. 26-27 ceedings in trial of Ensign Benjamin Snow for 

absence without leave; James McCormick for 
desertion and mutiny; Charles Bowen for rob 
bery; Elijah Jones, Christopher Keil and Daniel 
Connel for desertion. D. S : John Lasher. Wash 
ington s autograph approval of death sentence 
of McCormick. 4 pp. W 

1776 [Washington, George.] Harlem Heights. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 27 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Nails; barrack 

building; British strength in Canada. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

M. Ill, 316 

1776 Cable, J . [Long Island.] To Hezekiah Jarvis, Nor- 

SEP. 27 walk [Connecticut]. Is with Rogers Rangers; 



189 

messages to his family. Contemporary copy 
made and attested by Stephen St. John. 2 pp. 

11, 266 

1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights. Proceedings 

SEP. 27 in trial of William Higgins for theft. D. S: G. 

Weedon, Prest. 2 pp. W 

1776 Tillinghast, Daniel. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

SEP. 27 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. For 

warding a further supply of tents. L. S. 1 p. 

12, 13 

1776 Fountain, Stephen. Newt own, Long Island. To Darias 

SEP. 28 Olmsted, Norwalk [Connecticut]. News from 

Long Island. Contemporary copy made and 

attested by Stephen St. John. 2 pp. 11, 268 

1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights [New York]. 

SEP. 28 Proceedings in trial of Ensigns Thomas Fosdick 

and Benoni Shipman for abusive language, dis 
obedience and mutiny. D. S: G. Weedon, Prest. 
2 pp. W 

1776 Heard, Nathaniel. Mt. Washington [New York]. Weekly 

SEP. 28 return of his brigade. Tabular statement. D. S: 

Peter Gordon. M[ajor of] B[rigade]. 1 p. W 

[1776] Miffiin, Thomas. [Harlem Heights.] Return of his brigade. 

[SEP. 28] Tabular statement. A. D. 1 p. W 

1776 Shepard, William. Bergen [New Jersey]. To George 

SEP. 28 Washington [Harlem Heights]. Petition pray 

ing for promotion. D. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 3, 79 

1776 [Washington, George.] Harlem Heights. To Lt. Col. 

SEP. 29 [Archibald] Campbell [New York]. Requesting 

a correct list of prisoners of the 71st [British] 

regiment for purposes of exchange. Letter-book 

copy. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

M. Ill, 322 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [Har- 

SEP - 29 lem Heights]. Forwarding camp-kettles. L. S. 

1 p. 12, 20 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Harlem Heights. Instructions 

SEP - 3 for Brig. Gen. George Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. 

Secret expedition against Long Island. Letter- 
book copy. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
In Sparks, 4, 126. M. Ill, 325 



190 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Harlem Heights. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 30 [Benjamin] Lincoln, Stamford or Fairfield, Con 

necticut. March of his troops; cooperation in 
secret expedition to Long Island. Letter-book 
copy. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley 
Webb. In Sparks, 4, 125. M. Ill, 327 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Harlem Heights.] To [Maj.] 

SEP. 30 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Resolve 

of Congress respecting stores for Northern Army; 
boards; military situation. Letter-book copy. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

M. Ill, 326 

1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights [New York]. 

SEP. 30 Proceedings in trial of Capt. John Wisner for 

cowardice and misbehavior before the enemy. 
D. S: Rezin Beall, Prest. 6 pp. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 30 ton [Harlem Heights]. Need of nails for bar 

racks; Maj. William Edmestone s application for 
exchange. L. S. 2 pp. 12, 21 

1776 Cook, Robert. [New York.] Pay roll of the armed galley 

[SEP.] Lady Washington. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p. On verso is a certificate of correctness of 
the abstract signed by Benjamin Tupper and an 
unsigned and undated warrant in the handwrit 
ing of John Laurance to Paymaster General 
William Palfrey to pay the within amount. W 

[1776] Hand, Edward. [Harlem Heights.] To [George Waslung- 

[SEP.] ton, Harlem Heights]. Recommending William 

Patten for third lieutenant. Transcript. 

C. C. 169, 2, 202 

1776 [Howe, Robert.] Charleston [South Carolina]. To [Gov. 

SEP. John Rutledge, Charleston]. Situation and 

measures necessary for defense; Forts Moult rie 
and Johnson; importance of Charleston; coopera 
tion with Georgia; need of boats; barracks; re 
moval of stock from seacoast; establishment of 
minute-men. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. En 
closed in Howe to Washington, 1777, May 14. 

15, 199 

[1776] Long Island. Queries respecting troops necessary for 

[SEP. ?] . holding the East end of the Island. 1 p. 

11, 277 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 191 

[1776] Virginia, Lieutenants of 3d Regiment. [Harlem.] To 

[SEP.] [George] Washington [Harlem]. Memorial on 

method of appointment and promotion. Un 
signed. 2 pp. W 
1776 Clinton, James. Fort Montgomery. To [George] Wash- 
On, l ington [Harlem Heights]. Seizure of butter 
suspected for the enemy; arrival of recruits; lack 
of tools. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 24 
1776 De Lancey, [Margaret]. Spring Hill, Long Island. To 
OCT. l [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. Her 
situation and request to be allowed to return to 
Westchester. A. L. S. In third person. 2 pp. 

12,41 

1776 King, Thomas. New London [Connecticut]. Receipt to 

OCT. l Nathaniel Shaw, jr. for tents for Gen. Washing 

ton. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Shaw to Wash 
ington, 1776, Oct. 1. 12, 31 
1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 
OCT. l . ton [Harlem Heights]. Cayuga sachems to visit 
Washington s camp. L. S. 1 p. Answered, 
Oct. 10. 12, 27 
1776 Shaw, Nathaniel, jr. New London [Connecticut]. To 
OCT. 1 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. For^ 
warding tents; advisability of being kept in 
formed of movements of British ships [in Long 
Island Sound]. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 29 
1776 Derby, Richard, jr. Salem [Massachusetts]. To [George 
OCT. 3 Washington, Harlem Heights]. Intelligence of 
British fleet. Contemporary copy by Tench 
Tilghman. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 3, 143 
1776 Marsh, John. [Harlem Heights, New York.] Affidavit 
OCT. 3 of having been enlisted with various others into 
the service of the enemy. D. S. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. W 
1776 Putnam, Rufus. [Harlem Heights]. To G[eorge] Wash- 
OCT. 3 ington [Harlem Heights]. Establishment for a 
corps of Engineers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 3, 127 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [Har- 

OCT. 3 lem Heights]. Settlement of accounts of persons 

employed to purchase arms. L. S. 1 p. 12, 36 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Harlem Heights. To [Maj.] 

OCT. 4 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Barracks; 



192 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

refusal to allow Maj. [William] Edmestone to 
come to headquarters; projected Oswego expe 
dition. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. M. Ill, 338 

1776 Court-martial. Mount Washington [New York]. Pro- 

OCT. 4 ceedings in trial of [Jonathan ?] Champney for 

abusing Dr. [Hugh ?] Martin. Copy attested by 
Peter Kinnan. 2 pp. W 

1776 Drummond, [James, Lord]. New York. To Capt. [George] 

OCT. 4 Vanderput [II. M. S. Asia, New York]. Accusa 

tions against Drummond; requests Vanderput s 
account of Drummond s presence aboard the 
Asia. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Lee to Washington, 1777, June 7. 16, 74 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. [New] York. To [George] W T ash- 

OCT. 4 ington [Harlem Heights]. Exchange of [William 

Alexander,] Lord Stirling for Gov. [Montfort] 
Brown; fulfilment of agreement between [Brig.] 
Gen. [Benedict] Arnold and Capt. [George] 
Forster; death of Brig. Gen. [Nathaniel] Wood- 
hull; Mrs [Margaret] De Lancey s note. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Oct. 6. 12, 39 

<1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Harlem Heights. To [Brig.] 

OCT. 5 Gen. James Clinton, Fort Montgomery. Butter 

and flour suspected of being intended for enemy. 

Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Samuel 

Blatchley Webb. M. Ill, 338 

1776 Reed, Joseph. [Harlem Heights.] To [Brig. Gen. Rezin 

OCT. 5 Beall, Harlem], Reconsideration of proceedings 

of court-martial of Capt. [John] Wisner. Auto. 

draft signed. 2 pp. M. Ill, 363a 

1776 Thompson, William. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 5 ington [Harlem Heights]. Credit procured for 

prisoners in Canada; statement of account; re 
quest for reembursement. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
dorsed by Harrison: "receid not before 8 July 
1777. Ansd. 17." 12, 45 

1776 [Washington, George.] Harlem Heights. To [Sir Wil- 

OCT. 6 liam] Howe [New York]. Exchange of Gover 

nors [Montford] Brown and [Philip] Skene for 
[Brig.] Genls. Sullivan and [William Alexander, 
Lord] Stirling; exchange agreement between 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 193 



[Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold and Capt. [George] 
Forster. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 4, 478, 
note. M. Ill, 347 

1776 Beall, Rezin and Others, [Harlem Heights.] To Col. 

OCT. 6 Joseph Reed [Harlem Heights]. Concern at 

[Washington s] opinion on their proceedings in 
court-martial of Capt. [John] Wisner; reasons for 
their verdict. D. S. by Beall and the members 
of the court. W 

1776 Bradford, John. [Boston.] Account of [Scotch] plaids and 

OCT. 6 military stores in his hands. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Ward to Washington, 

1776, Oct. 6. 12, 48 

1776 Cluggage, Robert. DeLancey s Mills [New York]. To 

OCT. 6 Col. Edward Hand, DeLancey s Mills. Resig 

nation. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 49 

1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights [New York]. 

OCT. 6 Proceedings in trial of Sergt. George Douglass for 

embezzlement of provisions. D. S: G. Weedon, 

Prest. 2 pp. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 6 ton [Harlem Heights]. Actions of Congress 

toward Schuyler; boards; need of money; pro 
visions for Northern Army ; raising an Army on 
the new establishment and pay stoppages for 
soldiers clothing. L. S. 3 pp. Answered, Oct. 
10. 12, 51 

1776 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [Har- 

OCT. 6 lem Heights] Broadswords from a prize; arti 

cles in hands of John Bradford. L. S. 1 p. 

12,47 

1776 [Washington, George.] Harlem Heights. To Comte 

OCT. 7 D Emery, San Domingo. Release of Mons. 

de Chambeault. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 4, 482. 

M. Ill, 348 

A copy by Varick is in D, I, pt. 1, 11. 

1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights. [New York]. 

OCT. 7 Proceedings in trial of Sergt. George Douglass for 

mutiny and George Harris for desertion. D. S: 

G. Weedon, Prest. 3 pp. W 

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194 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 7 ton [Harlem Heights]. Need of nails. L. S. 

1 p. Answered, Oct. 11. 12, 53 

1776 Vanderput, George. [H. M. S.] Asia, New York. To 

OCT. 7 [James, Lord Drummond, New York]. Recol 

lection of how he came to be on board the Asia. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. "Enclosed in Lee to 
Washington, 1777, June 7. 16, 75 

1776 Putnam, Jeremiah and Nathaniel Cleaves. North River 

OCT. 9 [New York]. To [George] Washington [Harlem 

Heights]. Account of chase and capture of the 

galley Independence by the British. A. L. S. of 

Cleaves, signed also by Putnam. 1 p. 12, 55 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Harlem Heights. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 10 [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga ?]. Visit of 

Cayuga chiefs; boards; supplies of Northern 
Army; passage of British ships up the Hudson. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. Ill, 360 

1776 Bartlett, William. Harlem Heights. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 10 ington [Harlem Heights]. Settlement of account 

of the ordnance brig Nancy; prize money for the 
captors; [char-] coal from ship Jenny; charge 
for appraisement; general settlement matters; his 
relinquishment of office. A. L. S. 3 pp. 11, 56 

1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights [New York]. 

OCT. 10 Proceedings in trial of Daniel Murphy, Thomas 

Dickens and John Stone for desertion. D. S: G. 

Weedon. 2 pp. W 

[1776] [Washington, George.] Harlem Heights. To Col. [Ed- 

[OCT. 11] ward] Hand [Pennsylvania]. Recruiting in 

structions. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Joseph Reed. W 

A copy by John Fitzgerald is in M, III, 365a. 

1776 [Washington, George.] Harlem Heights. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 11 [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga ?]. Scarcity of 

nails. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. M. Ill, 362 

1776 Arnold, Benedict]. Schuyler s Island [New York]. To 

OCT. 12 [Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates, Ticonderoga]. En 

counter with the British fleet off Valcour s Island 
[Lake Champlain]. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 195 

Enclosed in Varick to Washington; 1776, Oct. 
14. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 542. 

12, 75 

[1776] Greene, N[athanael]. Fort Constitution [New York]. To 

OCT. 12 [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. Readi- 

ness to reenforce with three brigades. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 12, 62 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [Harlem Heights.] To Col. 

OCT. 12 Joseph Philips [New Jersey?]. Accepting his 

proffer of service. Aino. draft. 1 p. 

M. Ill, 364 

1776 Hoisington, Joab. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To Maj. 

OCT. 12 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Ticonderoga]. Intelligence 

of deserters of Sir John Johnson and [Lt.] Gen. 
[John] Burgoyne. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Nov. 
3. 12, 157 

[1776] Lake Champlain, List of Continental armed vessels on. 

[OCT.] 12 Tabular statement. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Lansing, jr., attested by Richard Varick. 

Enclosed in Varick to Washington, 1776, Oct. 14. 

12, 77 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Harlem Heights.] To Col. 

OCT. 13 [Thomas] Tash [Harlem ?]. Ordering his regi 

ment to Fishkill. Letter-book copy. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. M. Ill, 368 

1776 [Washington, George.] Harlem Heights. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 13 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Settlement of ac 

counts for purchase of arms; British ships at 
Tarrytown; movement of enemy to Frog Point. 
Letter-book copy. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. M. Ill, 368 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Saybrook [Connecticut]. 

OCT. 14 To [George] Washington [Harlem Heights]. 

Plans for a descent on Long Island; capture of 

Col. [Edmund] Fanning and Maj. Conkling. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. 12, 130 

[1776] Long.Andrew. [Harlem Heights ?]. To [George] Washing- 

[OCT. 14] ton [Harlem Heights]. Resignation. A. L. S. 

1 p. Certification of Long s health by Maj. En- 

nion Williams. 12, 71 



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1776 Varick, Richard. Albany. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 14 [Harlem Heights]. [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Ar 

nold s letter; forwarding powder and lead. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Oct. 18 to Schuyler. 12, 73 

1776 Arnold, B[enedict]. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

OCT. 15 John] Schuyler [Saratoga]. Account of second 

battle on Lake Champlain; loss of American ves 
sels; the situation; strength of enemy s fleet. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1776, Oct. 16. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 544. 12, 83 

1776 Bayley, Jacob. Fishkill [New York]. To George Wash- 

OCT. 15 ington [Harlem Heights]. The road to St. Johns; 

tools, accounts etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 79 

[1776] Bayley, Jacob. Fishkill. Account against the United 

[OCT. 15] States for making a road from Coos to St. Johns. 

D. S. 2pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 11,81 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

OCT. 15 Schuyler, Saratoga]. [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Ar 

nold s defeat and escape; ammunition; need of 
spades. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Oct. 16. 12, 85 
1776 General Court-martial. Harlem Heights [New York]. 

OCT. 15 Proceedings in trial of Lt. [Jacob] Pope and Cor 

poral George Wilson for plundering inhabitants. 
D. S: Thos Ewing, Prest. W 

1776 Suffolk County, (New York) Committee. Revocation of 

OCT. 15 all former proceedings; submission to British au 

thority. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Livingston to Washington, 1776, Oct. 14. 

12, 132 

1776 Council of War. At Gen. Lee s quarters. [Kingsbridge.] 

OCT. 16 On retreat from New York and defense of Fort 

Washington. Members: The Commander in 

chief; Maj. Genls. Lee, Putnam, Heath, Spencer, 

Sullivan; Brig. Genls. Stirling, Mifflin, McDou- 

gall, Parsons, Nixon, Wadsworth, Scott, Fellows, 

Clinton, Lincoln and Col. Knox. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Joseph Reed. See: Ford, 4, 498, 

note. F. I, 99 

1776 Mercer, H[ugh]. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 16 Washington [Kingsbridge]. Successful surprise 

of British post on Staten Island; prisoners taken. 

L. S. 2 pp. Answered, Oct. 18. 12, 93 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 197 

1776 [Mercer, Hugh.] Amboy [New Jersey]. Examination of 

OCT. 16 British prisoners taken on Staten Island. Num 

bers of British, provisions, etc. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in preceding entry. 12, 95 

1776 Sclmyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 16 ton [Kingsbridge, New York]. Defeat of [Brig.] 

Gen. [Benedict] Arnold on Lake Champlain; in 
tended measures. L. S. 1 p. 12, 89 
1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. To [George] Wash- 
OCT. 16 ington [Kingsbridge]. The Cayuga sachems; 
obstructing the [Hudson] river; lack of further 
news from Ticonderoga. L. S. 1 p. 12, 91 
1776 [Washington, George.] Harlem Heights. To Col. [Jacob] 
OCT. 17 Bayley, Fishkill. Expense of cutting a road to 
St. Johns; vouchers. Letter-book copy. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. M. Ill, 376 
1776 Ritzema, Rudolphus. White Plains. Return of killed, 
OCT. 17 taken prisoner and missing in 3d New York reg 
iment. Tabular list of names. D. S. 1 p. W 
1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Harlem Heights. To [Maj.] 
OCT. 18 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga]. Em 
ployment of Stockbridge Indians as scouts. 
Letter-book copy by Harrison. M. Ill, 378 
1776 Knox, Henry. Below Kingsbridge [New York]. Return 
OCT. 19 of eleven companies of [Continental] Artillery 
and one [New York] Colony company. Tabular 
statement. A. D. S. 1 p. W 
1776 [Washington, George.] Kingsbridge. To Col. [Joseph] 
OCT. 20 Trumbull [Lebanon? Connecticut]. Alarming 
state of provision supply; necessity of vigorous 
exertion. Letter-book copy. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. M. Ill, 379 
1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. White Plains. To Col. L[achlan] 
OCT. 21 Mclntosh [Connecticut]. Secret expedition to 
Long Island; movement of British. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. W 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. White Plains To Col. [Joseph] 

OCT. 21 Trumbull [Lebanon]. Pressing need of provi 

sions; removal of stores from the [Long Island] 
Sound. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Samuel Blatchley Webb. W 

1776 Bayley, Jacob. Fishkill. To [George Washington, Val- 

OCT. 21 entine s Hill, New York]. Settlement of his ac 

count; his various issues. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 97 



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1776 [Washington, George.] Valentine s Hill. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 22 Philip John Schuyler, Saratoga], Situation in 

the North; unreliability of the militia; strength of 
Ticonderoga; advice etc. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 4, 
502. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 23 ton [White Plains]. Stockbridge Indians; [Sir 

Guy] Carleton at Crown Point ; slowness of mili 
tia; [Elisha] Avery s inability; measures to ob 
tain flour. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 1. 12,118 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

OCT. 24 Schuyler [Saratoga]. Arrival of ammunition; 

uninterrupted communication; beef and flour; 
need of spades; [Sir Guy] Carleton at Crown 
Point; need of nails. Contemporary copy. 3pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Oct. 
25. 12, 120 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 24 Washington, White Plains. Cartridges; heavy 

duty of troops; reenforcement of Mount Wash 
ington; removal of barracks; collection of 
boards; establishing provision magazine at 
Acquakanonck; defeat of Maj. [Robert] Rogers. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered same day. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 297. 12, 102 

1776 Knight, John. South Hadley [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

OCT. 24 Washington [White Plains]. Application for ex 

change. A. L. S. 2 pp. 12, 106 

1776 General Court-martial. White Plains [New York.] Pro- 

OCT. 25 ceedings in trial of Lt. Ethan Sickles for breach 

of general order and of the 21st Article of Section 

14 [of Articles of War]. D. S : Jonathan Holman, 

Pre. 2 pp. W 

1776 Zedwitz, H[arman]. Morristown [New Jersey]. To George 

OCT. 25 Washington [White Plains]. His imprisonment 

and effect on health. L. S. 2 pp. 12, 112 

[1776] [Zedwitz, Harman.] A plan for obtaining arms for the 

[OCT. 25] Continental Army. 3 pp. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 12, 114 

1776 Court of Inquiry. White Plains [New York], Report of 

OCT. 26 evidence taken on the charge against Col. [John] 

Tyler of cowardice and misbehavior before the 

enemy. D.S: John Morin Scott, Prest. 10pp. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 199 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

OCT. 26 Schuyler [Saratoga]. Expectation of attack; 

delay of reenforcements. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, 
Oct. 29. 12, 139 

1776 General Court-martial. White Plains [New York]. Pro- 

OCT. 26 ceedings in trial of John Cawley and Michael Mc- 

Daniel for theft. D. S : Jonathan Holman, Pre. 

2 pp. W 
1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 26 ton [White Plains]. Letter from [Maj.] Gen. 

[Horatio] Gates; interruption to supplies from 
change in Commissaries; flour; success at East 
Chester [New York]. L. S. 2 pp. 

12, 116 

1776 General Court-martial. White Plains [New York]. Pro- 

OCT. 27 ceedings in trial of James Daniels for desertion. 

D. S: Jonathan Holman, Pre. 1 p. W 

1776 Gostelowe, Jonathan. Fort Lee [New York]. Invoice of 

OCT. 27 fixed ammunition sent by Col. [Ezekiel] Cheevers 

to [Brig.] Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin. A. D. S. 1 p. 

W 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George 

OCT. 27 Washington, White Plains]. Forwarding car 

tridges; fixing magazines at Acquacanonck and 
other places; orders to burn barracks [at Fort 
Independence]; skirmish on York Island; be 
havior of artillery; spirits of troops and evacua 
tion of Fort Independence. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

12, 146 

1776 [Leslie, Alexander]. Return of killed and wounded of 

OCT. 28 Leslie s brigade at the battle of White Plains. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. Endorsed by Wash 
ington: "List of killed & wound d in the 2d 
Brigade of British Octr. 28th. 1776." W 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 28 [White Plains]. Disappointment in projected 

expedition against Long Island; Gov. [Jonathan] 

TrumbulPs restricting orders; Gov. [William] 

Tryon s order and feeling of people on Long 

Island. A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 126 

1776 Silliman, G[old] S[elleck]. [Harlem Heights.] Return of 

OCT. 28 missing in the retreat from New York on Sep. 15. 

also Return of killed in the action below White 

Plains Oct. 28. D. S. 1 p. W 



200 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 29 Washington [White Plains]. Provisions to be 

laid in on the route to Philadelphia ; movements 

of enemy; troops at Fort Lee. A. L. S. 1 p. 

12, 134 

[1776] Greene, N[athanael]. Estimate of magazines to be laid in 

[OCT. 29] on route to Philadelphia. Tabular statement. 

D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

" 11, 136 

1776 Greene, Nfathanael]. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 29 Washington [White Plains]. Bringing off of sup 

plies from Ft. Independence; Col. [Robert] Ma- 
gaw s need of the Rangers; forwarding car 
tridges. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, Oct. 31. 

12, 144 

1776 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Monthly return of detach- 

OCT. 29 ment under his command. Tabular statement. 

D. S. 1 p. 12, 133 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 29 ington [White Plains]. Militia and guarding 

lines of communication; protection of Tryon 
county; chances of British success against Ticon- 
deroga or penetrating the country. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered, Nov. 4 and endorsed by Harrison with 
brief of same. 12, 137 

1776 Shippen, W[illiam, jr.]. Newark. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 29 ton, White Plains. Care of the sick; Dr. [John] 

Morgan s orders; desires Washington s direc 
tions. Recent copy. 1 p. Answered Nov. 3. 

12, 140 

1776 General Court-martial. White Plains [New York], Pro- 

OCT. 30 ceedings in trial of Peter Buise for desertion. 

A. D. S: Daniel Hitchcock, President. Attesta 
tion of Judge Advocate Andrew Peters of con 
currence of more than two thirds of the court in 
the decision. 2 pp. W 

1776 General Court-martial. White Plains [New York]. Pro- 

OCT. 30 ceedings in trial of Capt. [Jacob] Poole for aban 

doning his post while on guard. D. S : Alexander 
McDougall, President. 2 pp. W 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 31 Washington, White Plains. Loss of Fort Inde 

pendence; movements of enemy; arrival of re- 
enforcements and other intelligence from British 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 201 

lines; movement of British ships; reenforcement 
of Col. [Robert] Magaw. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered, Nov. 5. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 299. 12, 142 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [Maj. Gen. Philip John 

OCT. 31 Schuyler, Albany]. Demonstration of British 

before Ticonderoga; report of Sir John Johnson s 
movement. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1776, Nov. 3. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 547. 

12, 155 

[1776] Brigade Court-martial. [White Plains.] Proceedings in 

[OCT.] trial of Capt Cornelius Hardenbergh for defraud 

ing his men of pay. D. S: Francis Ware, Presi 
dent. 2 pp. W 

[1776] Brigade Court-martial. [White Plains, New York.] Pro- 

[OCT.] ceedings in trial of Ensign [James] Fairly and Lt. 

[John] Kidd for withdrawing men from fatigue. 

D. S: Francis Ware, President. 2pp. W 

[1776] Phillips, Joseph. [Fort Washington, New York.] Ad- 

[Oct. ?] dress to George Washington, [White Plains]. 

Passing of British ships up the North River; 
begs to be permitted to finish the battery at 
Fort Washington; his experience as an engineer. 
A. D. S. 1 p. 115, 42 

[1776] Prisoners, British. List of names of. 2 pp. W 

[OCT.] 

1776 Cogswell, Jonathan, jr. Rye [New Hampshire]. Return 

Nov. l of regiment of militia. Tabular statement. 

D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. White Plains. To [Maj.] 

Nov. l Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga ?]. Sup 

plies and spirits of the Northern Army; ap 
proval of court-martial proceedings; maneuver 
ing and skirmishes. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

B. II, pt. 1, 1 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. White Plains. To Col. 

Nov. l [Joseph] Trumbull [Lebanon]. Scarcity of flour. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 3 

1776 Allen, Ethan. New York harbor. To George Washington 

Nov. 2 [White Plains]. Expectation of being exchanged; 

courteous treatment experienced; prisoners with 

him. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 



202 LIBRAE Y OF CONGRESS 

1776 General Court-martial. White Plains [New York]. Pro- 

Nov. 2 ceedings in trial of Col. Morris Graham for re 

treating. D. S: Alexander McDougall. 3pp. W 
1776 Washington, George. White Plains. To Dr. William 

Nov. 3 Shippen, jr., Newark [New Jersey]. Establish 

ment of hospitals; Dr. [John] Morgan s author 
ity. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. C. C. 152, 3, 197 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] White Plains. To [Maj.] 

Nov. 3 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Fort Lee ?]. Estimate 

of provision supplies; movement of enemy. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 5 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 3 ton [White Plains]. [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] 

Gates s letter; rumor of Sir John Johnson s 
march; [Sir Guy] Carleton s movements. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered, Nov. 9. 12, 153 

1776 [Washington, George.] To Schuyler. See: Schuyler to 

Nov. 4 Washington, 1776, Oct. 29. 

1776 General Court-martial. White Plains [New York]. Pro- 

Nov. 4 ceedings in trial of Capt. [Jacob] Gerrish. D. S: 

Alexander McDougall, President. 2 pp. W 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 5 [White Plains]. Rumor of action at White 

Plains. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 166 

1776 Gates, Horatio. Ticonderoga. To [the President of Con- 

Nov. 5 gress, Philadelphia]. Evacuation of Crown 

Point by the enemy and retreat of Sir Guy Carle- 
ton. A. L. S. 3 pp. Marked "copy." En 
closed in preceding entry. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 548. 12, 164 

1776 General Court-martial. Phillipsburg [New York]. Pro- 

Nov. 5 ceedings in trial of George Combs for embezzle 

ment of stores. D. S: Nathan Tyler, President; 
Michael Gill. J[udge] A[dvocate]. 3 pp. W 

1776 Greene, N[athanael], King s Ferry. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 5 ington [White Plains]. Transportation of flour 

and supplies; forming magazines; conduct of the 
militia; suggesting attack on Hessian out-posts; 
burning of grain; stopping the water communi 
cation; complaint of Committee of Congress 
regarding enlisting orders. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Nov. 8. 12, 162 



COBEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 203 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. White Plains. To [Maj.] 

Nov. 5 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [King s Ferry]. Hold 

ing the ground below Kingsbridge. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. II, pt, 1, 7 

1776 Arnold, Bfenedict]. Ticonderoga. To George Washing- 

No v. 6 ton [White Plains], Requesting exchange of 

Maj. [John] Lamb, Capt. [Samuel] Lockwood, 
Lt. Col. [Eleazer] Oswald and Capt. [Daniel] 
Morgan; return of enemy into Canada. Contem 
porary copy by Hamilton. 2 pp. 12, 169 
1776 Bowen, Ephraim. Plymouth [Massachusetts]. To George 
Nov. 6 Washington, White Plains. Capt. [William] 
Colt s prizes. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 168 

1776 Council of War. White Plains. On throwing troops into 

Xov. 6 New Jersey and force for protecting the High 

lands. Members: The Commander in chief; 
Maj. Genls. Lee, Putnam, Spencer, Heath, Sul 
livan, Lincoln; Brig. Genls. Stirling, Mifflin, 
Nixon, McDougall, Parsons, Scott and Clinton. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Joseph Reed. See: 
Ford, 5, 4, note. F. I, 103 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. White Plains. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 7 [Nathanael] Greene [Fort Lee]. Designs of 

British against Mt. Washington and the Jer 
seys; counteracting measures. Draft. 2 pp. 
Extract in Ford, 5, 8, note. B. II, pt. 1, 9 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

^ ov - 7 Washington, White Plains. British opposite 

Dobbs Ferry; Col. [Benjamin] Tupper s fight in 
transporting provisions; approach of the Vir 
ginia troops; intentions of enemy; difficulty over 
enlisting troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 301. 12, 171 

1776 [Stewart, Robert.] London. To Capt. Robert Mackenzie 

^ ov - 7 [New York]. Requesting efforts to recover Lord 

Templetown s property. Contemporaneous ex 
tract. 1 p. Enclosed in Mackenzie to Washing 
ton, 1777, Mar. 20. 14, 122 

[1776] [Templetown, Clotworthy Upton, Baron]. Memorandum 

[Nov. 7] of articles [belonging to Lord Templetown] taken 

in ship Lord Stanley by an American privateer. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Macken 
zie to Washington, 1777, Mar. 20. 14, 121 



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1776 Washington, George. [White Plains.] To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 8 [Nathanael] Greene [Fort Lee]. Orders regard 

ing evacuation of Mt. Washington; removal of 
stores, etc. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Joseph Reed. In Ford, 5, 9. B. II, pt. 1, 11 
1776 Howe, [Sir] Wplliam]. [New York.] To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 8 ington [White Plains]. Requests release of a 

servant; remonstrates at delay in exchange of 
prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

No v. 8 ton [White Plains]. Announcing retirement of 

British troops from Crown Point. L. S. 1 p. 

12, 177 

1776 [Washington, George.] [White Plains.] To [Sir William] 

Nov. 9 Howe [New York]. Return of a servant; delay 

in exchanging prisoners; treatment of prisoners; 

stragglers and daily exchanges. Draft. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 

Ford, 5, 12. E. 15 

1776 Atlee, Samuel John. New York. To [George] Wasliing- 

Nov. 9 ton [White Plains, New York]. Requesting his 

exchange for Thomas Irving. A. L. S. 1 p. 

11, 255 
1776 Bradford, John. Boston. To [George] Washington [White 

Nov. 9 Plains]. Capture of Capt. William Burke of the 

schooner Warren. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 178 

1776 Greene, N[athanael]. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 9 Washington, White Plains. Stores at Dobbs 

Ferry; importance of holding Mt. Washington; 

the post at Acquackanonck. A. L. S. 2 pp. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 302. 12, 179 

1776 Oakley, Miles. [White Plains.] Petition to George Wash- 

Nov. 9 ington [White Plains]. Robbery and destruction 

of his property by American troops; prays for 

reimbursement and relief. D. S. 2 pp. 

12, 181 

1776 Storrs, Ebenezer. North Castle [New York]. Return of 

Nov. 9 5th Regiment of Connecticut militia. Tabular 

statement. A. D. 1 p. W 

1776 [Washington, George.] White Plains. Instructions for 

Nov. 10 the Commissary of Military Stores [Col. Ezekiel 

Cheever, Camp]. Collection of arms from dis 
banding troops; manufacture of cartridges etc. 
Draft. 2 pp. B. II, pt. 1, 31 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 205 

1776 Washington, George. White Plains. Instructions for Col. 

Nov. 10 Henry Knox [Camp]. Artillery arrangements in 

case of British advance into the Jerseys. D. S. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Stephen Moylan. 

B. II, pt. 1, 19 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. White Plains. Instructions for 

Nov. 10 Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee [Camp]. British advance 

into the Jerseys; removal of stores; militia re- 
enforcements etc. Draft. 4 pp. In handwrit 
ing of William Grayson. In Ford, 5, 16. 

B. II, pt. 1, 15 

1776 Washington, George. White Plains. Instructions for the 

Nov. 10 Quartermaster General [Brig. Gen. Thomas Mif- 

flin] or his assistant [Camp]. Collection of stores 

on removal of the Army into the Jerseys. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 21 

1776 Washington, George. White Plains. To [Col.] Joseph 

Nov. 10 Trumbull [Camp]. Removal of Army; establish 

ment of magazines east of the Hudson; supplies 
in camp. Draft signed. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Stephen Moylan. B. II, pt. 1, 25 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 10 Washington, White Plains. Measures to prevent 

the British from landing ; chance of their crossing 
the river; general dispositions; movement of 
British ships. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 185 

1776 Miles, Samuel. New York. To George Washington 

Nov. 10 [White Plains]. Suggesting means of exchang 

ing himself and certain friends. A. L. S. 1 p. 

12, 187 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Haverstraw [New 

Nov. 10 York]. To [George] Washington [White Plains]. 

Inconveniences of present landing place; new one 

at Stony Point; protective measures; the pass 

through the Highlands. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 189 

1776 Turner, Philip. Stamford [Connecticut]. List of sick 

Nov. 10 officers and soldiers unfit for service and recom 

mended for discharge. Recommendation of 
John Morgan for discharge of the men listed. 
A. D. S. of Morgan. 3 pp. W 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 11 Washington [Peekskill]. Intelligence of British 



206 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

preparation for expedition against South Caro 
lina; conditions at New York; treatment of 
American prisoners. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 191 

1776 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. [New York.] To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 11 ington [Peekskill]. Returning an intercepted 

letter [to Martha Washington]; exchange of 

prisoners; treatment of British officers. L. S. 

Answered, Dec. 1. In Sparks, 4, 529. 12, 193 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 11 ton [Peekskill]. Disposition of Northern depart 

ment troops in winter quarters; requesting pro 
ceedings of court-martial of Col. [Donald] Camp 
bell. L. S. 2 pp. 12, 200 

[1776] Stewart, Charles. [New York.] To [George Washington, 

Nov. 11 Peekskill]. Appreciation of return of his servant 

and letter. Recent copy. 1 p. 12, 195 

1776 Washington, George. Peekskill. Instructions for Maj. 

Nov. 12 Gen. [William] Heath [Peekskill]. Guarding 

passes of the Highlands; barracking troops; ad 
ministration, care of tools etc. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. In 
Ford, 5, 22. B. " II, pt. 1, 33 

1776 [Washington, George.] Peekskill [New York]. To [Maj.] 

Nov. 12 Gen. [Charles] Lee [Phillipsburg, New York]. 

Levying the new Army; recruiting service; re 
moval of stores; fortifying .passes of the High 
lands. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 1, 29 

17-76 General Court-martial. Phillipsburg [New York]. Pro- 

Nov. 12 ceedings in trial of Maj. [Jonathan Williams] 

Austin for cruel and brutal treatment of women 
and children. D. S: Daniel Hitchcock, Presi 
dent. 3 pp. W 

1776 lee, Charles. Phillipsburg [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 12 Washington [Peekskill]. Return of British down 

the river; [Maj. Jonathan Williams] Austin s 
court-martial sentence; the Massachusetts mili 
tia; recommendations of officers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered, Nov. 16. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 304. 12, 197 

1776 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [Lt. Col] Robert 

Nov. 13 H[anson] Harrison [Fort Lee, New Jersey]. For 

warding batteaux and troops. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered, Nov. 20. 12, 198 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 207 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Fort Lee.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

Nov. 14 Ham] Heath [Peekskill]. Lists necessary to con 

duct exchange of prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of William Grayson. 

B. II, pt. 1, 37 

Same sent to Gen. Lee with additional paragraph respecting Rhode 
Island officers and their recruiting. 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Montgomery [New York]. Return 

Nov. 14 of artillery, stores and ordnance at Fort Mont 

gomery. Tabular statement. D. S. 2 pp. W 
[1776] Greene, N[athanael], Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

[Nov. 15] Washington [Fort Lee]. Transmitting letter from 

Col. [Robert] Magaw. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 204 
1776 Magaw, Robert. Fort Washington [New York]. To Maj. 

Nov. 15 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Fort Lee]. British 

summons to surrender. Recent copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1776, Nov. 
15. 12, 206 

1776 Magaw, Robert. [Fort Washington.] To the Adjutant 

Nov. 15 General of the British Army [Lt. Col. Stephen 

Kemble]. Refusal to surrender. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Washington. 12, 210 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Fort Lee.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 

Nov. 16 Lee [Phillipsburg]. Enlistment resolves of Con 

gress; bounties; capture of Mt. Washington; 
importance of Highland passes. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 
Ford, 5, 30. B. II, pt. 1, 39 

Same sent to Gen. Heath. 

1776 Clinton, James. Fort Constitution [New York]. Return 

Nov. 16 of artillery, stores and ordnance at Fort Consti 

tution. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. W 
1776 Clinton, George. Peekskill [New York]. Return of offi- 

Nov. 17 cers and privates killed, taken and missing in 

Clinton s brigade. Tabular list of names. 
A. D. S. of Albert Pawling, Brigade-major. 
1 p. W 

1776 Douglas, William. [Peekskill, New York.] Return of 

Nov. 17 killed, taken prisoner and missing in regiment 

commanded by him. Tabular list of names. 
D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Gay, Fisher. Phillipsburg [New York]. Return of killed, 

Nov - 17 missing and taken in the late Col. Gay s regiment 

since they joined the Continental Army at New 
York. A. D. S. of John Allyn, Adj. 1 p. W 



208 

1776 Huntington, Jedidiah. Sidman s Bridge, Ramapo River 

Nov. 17 [New Jersey]. List of officers and men, killed, 

taken prisoner or missing from the 17th [Con 
tinental] regiment in the action on Long Island. 
D. S. 4 pp. W 

1776 Palfrey, William. Peekskill. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 17 [Fort Lee]. Desiring directions as to payment 

of warrants; claims of certain officers; need of 
money. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 207 

1776 Parsons, Samuel Holden. Peekskill [New York]. Return 

Nov. 17 of officers and privates, killed, taken and missing 

in Parsons brigade. Tabular list of names. 

A. D. S. of Jedidiah Hyde, Brigade-major pro 

tern. 2 pp. W 

1776 Scott, John Morin. [Peekskill, New York.] Return of 

Nov. 17 killed, taken prisoner and missing in Scott s 

brigade. Tabular list of names. A. D. S. of 

Nicholas Fish, Brigade-major. 2 pp. W 

1776 Selden, Samuel. [Peekskill, New York.] Return of the 

Nov. 17 late Col. Selden s [Connecticut State] regiment. 

Tabular list of names. A. D. S. of Ransford 

Rose. Adj. 1 p. W 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Hackensack [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 18 [Lt.] Col. William Palfrey [Peekskill]. Signing 

of warrants, payment of militia and other pay 
master business. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 1, 43 

1776 Garson, Peter. Peekskill. To [Maj.] Gen. [William] 

Nov. 18 Heath [Peekskill]. Quantity of flour at Peeks- 

kill Landing. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1776, Nov. 18. 12, 211 

1776 Greene, Nathanael. Fort Lee [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington, Hackensack. Return of British 

from Fort Washington; sending off stores and 

ammunition. A. L. S. 2 pp. 12, 212 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 18 [Hackensack]. Disposition of troops in vicinity 

of Peekskill; [Lt.] Col. [Regnier] De Roussi s post 
at Kingsbridge; refusal by Connecticut men of 
officers appointments; return of his troops; pay 
matters; breakage of chain across the river. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered, Nov. 20. 12, 214 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 209 

1776 Jacobs, John. [Phillipsburg, New York.] Return of 

Nov. 18 officers and soldiers killed, taken prisoner and 

missing in 23d [Continental] Infantry. Tabular 

list of names. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Nixon, John. Phillips Manor [New York]. Return of 

Nov. 18 killed, taken prisoner and missing in Nixon s 

brigade. Tabular list of names. D. S. 2pp. W 

1776 Read, Joseph. North Castle [New York]. Return of 

Nov. 18 killed, missing, etc. in 13th [Continental] regi 

ment. Tabular list of names. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Glover, John. North Castle [New York]. Return of offi- 

Nov. 19 cers and privates killed, missing and taken in the 

14th [Continental] regiment. Tabular list of 

names. D. S. John Glover. 1 p. W 

1776 Lee, Charles. [North Castle, New York.] To [George] 

Nov. 19 Washington [Hackensack]. Objections to [Maj.] 

Gen. [Nathanael] Greene s recommendations and 
to removing from his present post. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Endorsed by Harrison: "No Answr. 
necessary. " In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 306. 12, 216 

1776 Putnam, Rufus. Peekskill [New York], To [George] 

Nov. 19 Washington [Hackensack]. View of the country 

in vicinity of Peekskill and Fishkill; the High 
lands passes, roads, etc. ; post at Croton bridge. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 218 

1776 Saltonstall, Gurdon. North Castle [New York]. Return 

Nov. 19 of killed, wounded, prisoners and missing in 

Saltonstall s brigade. Tabular list of names. 

D. S. of J. Douglas. 1 p. W 

1776 Shepard, William. North Castle [New York]. Return of 

Nov. 19 killed, taken and missing in the 3d [Continental] 

regiment. Tabular list of names. D. S. of Seth 

Banister. 1 p. W 

1776 G[rayson,] Wfilliam]. Hackensack. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 20 [Charles] Lee [Philipsburg], Advance of the 

British toward Fort Lee; retreat of Army. 

Draft. 1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 45 

1776 G[rayson,] W[illiam]. Hackensack. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 20 [Hugh] Mercer [Perth Amboy]. Advance of the 

British. Draft. 1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 53 

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210 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1776 [Harrison, Kobert Hanson.] Hackensack. To[Maj.]Gen. 

Nov. 20 [William] Heath [Peekskill]. Securing the High 

land passes; signing of warrants and other mat 
ters. Auto, draft. 1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 51 

1776 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. Hackensack. To [Maj.] 

Nov. 20 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Passage 

of troops across the Hudson; expiration of en 
listments of Jersey and Penns}~lvania regiments; 
miscellaneous military matters; capture of Fort 
Washington; advance of the British. Auto, 
draft signed. 3 pp. B. II, pt. 1, 47 

1776 Wilson, James. North Castle [New York]. Return of 

Nov. 20 killed, taken prisoner and missing in the 26th 

[Continental] regiment. Tabular list of names. 
A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 [Washington, George.] Hackensack. To Col. [Samuel 

[Nov. 21] John] Atlee [New York]. His exchange; condi 

tion of American prisoners in New York. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 59 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Hackensack. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 21 [Charles] Lee [Phillipsburg]. Advance of British 

and retreat of the Army with loss of supplies; 
reasons for Lee s presence on west side of Hud 
son; removal of stores. Draft. 4pp. In hand 
writing of Joseph Reed. In part in Ford, 5, 45. 

B. II, pt. 1, 55 

1776 Rawlings, Moses. [North Castle ? New York.] Return of 

Nov. 21 Rawling s battalion of riflemen. Tabular state 

ment. 1 p. W 

1776 Clinton, James. North Castle [New York]. Return of 

Nov. 23 killed, taken and missing in Clinton s brigade. 

Tabular statement. D. S. of John Glover. 1 p. 

W 

1776 Fellows, John. [Phillips Manor, New York.] Return of 

Nov. 23 killed, taken prisoner and missing of Fellows 

brigade. Tabular list of names. D. S. 2pp. W 

1776 Stephen, Adam. [Phillips Manor, New York.] Return of 

Nov. 23 brigade fit for duty. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

of Robert Forsyth, Adj. 1 p. W 

1776 Webb, Charles. Phillips Manor [New York]. Return of 

Nov. 23 killed and missing in the 19th [Continental] regi 

ment. Tabular list of names. D. S. 1 p. W 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 211 

1776 [Washington, George.] Newark. To [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 

Nov. 24 Lee [Phillipsburg]. Capture of mail; orders to 

join the Army in Jersey : ] ack of clothing. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. In Ford, 5, 52. B. II, pt. 1, 61 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Newark. To [Maj .] Gen. [Charles] 
Nov. 24 Lee [Philipsburg]. Enemy s knowledge of his in 
tended march; precautions etc. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of William Grayson. In Ford, 5, 
53, note. B. II, pt. 1, 63 
1776 Bradley, Philip Burr. [Phillips Manor, New York.] Re- 
Nov. 24 turn of regiment under his command. Tabular 
statement. A. D. S. of Jonathan Johnson. W 
1776 [Washington, George.] Newark. Orders for Col. David 
Nov. 25 Forman [Newark]. Tory plotters in Monmouth 
County; removal of stock. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 65 

1776 [Washington, George.] Newark. To Col. [Samuel John] 

Nov. 25 Atlee [New York]. His exchange etc. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 67 

This letter is the same in substance as the one of Nov. 21 to Atlee q. v. 
and is a reply to the joint letter of Miles and Atlee which was undated. 
See: Miles and Atlee to Washington , 1776, Nov. 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Newark.] To Col. [Samuel] Miles 

Nov. 25 [New York]. His exchange; condition of prison 

ers in New York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 1, 69 

1776 New York, Committee of Safety. Fishkill. Resolves: Rea- 

Nov. 25 sons for Brig. Gen. [John Morin] Scott s brigade 

continuing in the service. Extract from the min 
utes by John McKesson, Secy. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Scott to Washington, 1775, Nov. 30. 12, 235 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Newark. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 26 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Resolve of Con 

gress ordering Pennsylvania and Jersey troops in 
the Northern Department to join Washington; 
route of march; advance of enemy. Auto, draft. 
1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 71 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 26 Washington, Newark [New Jersey]. Publication, 

in orders, of resolves of Congress of the 19th [on 

pay of sick] ; saving of the stores on west side of 



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the Hudson; flour at Tappan; dispositions to re- 
, pel the enemy ; obstructing the river; expiration 
of enlistments; recruiting for new Army. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered, Nov. 29. 12, 219 

1776 Lee, Charles. Phillipsburg [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 26 Washington, Newark [New Jersey]. Reasons for 

delaying his march; state of country, move 
ments of enemy, etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered, 
Nov. 29. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 307. 12, 221 

1776 Mifflin, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 26 Newark. Audience with Congress and the Penn 

sylvania Committee of Safety; measures to as 
sist Washington ; troops and supplies; cargo of a 
prize. A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 223 

1776 Trumbull, Joseph. North Castle [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 26 Washington [Newark]. Requesting signature to 

a warrant. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 225 

1776 Williamson, M[atthias]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. 

Nov. 2u To Col. Jacob Ford, jr. [Morristown?]. Orders 

to collect and march his militia to Elizabeth- 
town. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Williamson to Washington, 1776, Dec. 8. 

12, 256 

1776 [Washington, George.] Newark. To Maj . Gen. [William] 

Nov. 27 Heath [Peekskill]. Influencing New York militia 

under [Brig.] Gen. [John Morin] Scott to remain 
longer. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 1, 75 

1776 [Washington, George.] Newark. To [Maj. Gen. Charles 

Nov. 27 Lee, Phillipsburg]. His delay in marching; de 

signs of British. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 5, 54. 

B. II, pt. 1, 73 

1776 Anonymous. Boston. Extract of letter giving intelli- 

Nov. 27 gence of British store-ship. In handwriting of 

George Lewis. C. C. 152, 3, 347 

1776 New York, Committee of Safety. Fishkill. Resolves: 

Nov. 27 Thanks to Brig. Gen. [John Morin] Scott, his 

officers and soldiers; gratuity of 1500 to be 
distributed among the men. Extract from the 
minutes by John McKesson, Secy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Scott to Washington, 1776, Nov. 30. 

12, 237 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 213 

1776 [Washington, George.] Brunswick [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 29 [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee [Phillipsburg]. Reen- 

f orcements of militia ; supplies of clothing and 

provisions. Draft. 1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 77 

1776 Clark, John, jr. Tappan [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 29 Washington [New Brunswick, New Jersey]. De 

serter s intelligence; removal of stores. Con 
temporary copy by Morgan Lewis. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 3, 315 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Brunswick. To [Lt. Col. 

Nov. 29 William Palfrey, Peekskill]. Bounty payments. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 81 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Brunswick. To [Col. Joseph 

Nov. 29 Trumbull, Peekskill?]. Signing of a warrant; 

retreat from Newark. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

B. II, pt. 1, 79 

1776 Lowry, Stephen and Carpenter Wharton. New Bruns- 

Nov. 29 wick [New Jersey]. Return of commissary stores 

on hand. Tabular statement. A. D. S. of 
Lowery. 1 p. Endorsed by Washington: "Re 
turn of Provr. at New Brunswick ..." W 

1776 Washington, George. Brunswick. To [Lt. Col.] Joseph 

Nov. 30 Reed [Burlington, New Jersey]. Perusal of [Maj. 

Gen. Charles Lee s] letter to Reed [of Nov. 24, 

1776]. Transcript. In Sparks, 4, 536. P. 1,23 

1776 Hand, Edward. Brunswick [New Jersey]. Weekly re- 

Nov. 30 turn of 1st Continental regiment. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 Lee, Charles. Peekskill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

Nov. 30 ington, New Brunswick, New Jersey]. Reasons 

for his delay; complaint of strictness of orders 

given [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath. A. L. S. 

2 pp. In Sparks, 4, 531. 12, 231 

1776 New York, Committee of Safety. Fishkill. Resolves: 

Nov - 30 Obtaining a supply of axes; collection of boats, 

scows, timber, iron, etc. for obstructing the 
Hudson; State troops ordered to Fort Constitu 
tion; militia to be held in readiness; fixing chain 
across the Hudson; Brig. Gen. [John Morin] 
Scott s situation. Extract from the minutes by 
Robert Benson, Secy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1776, Dec. 2. 12, 226 



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1776 Scott, John Morin. Haverstraw [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 30 Washington [New Brunswick, New Jersey]. Con 

tinuance of his troops in the service; guarding 
the Highland passes on west side of the Hudson; 
efforts to induce troops to stay; delay in pay. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 233 

[1776] McDougall, Alexander. [New Jersey.] Return of killed, 

[Nov.] wounded and missing of McDougall s brigade on 

Oct. 28 last, at White Plains. Tabular state 
ment. 1 p. W 
[1776] McDougall, Alexander. [New Jersey.] Return of killed, 
[Nov.] missing and taken prisoner in McDougall s bri 
gade. Tabular statement. 1 p. W 

[1776] Miles, Samuel and Samuel J[ohn] Atlee. [New York.] 

[Nov.] To George Washington. Deplorable condition 

of American prisoners in New York; salt provi 
sion and clothing; number of deaths; urges ex 
change. A. L. S. by Atlee, signed first by 
Miles. 2 pp. 115, 74 

[1776] New York, First Regiment. Return of men, killed, miss- 

[Xov.] ing and taken prisoner. Tabular list of names. 

1 p. Endorsed: "A Return of the Regt. Late 
McDougall s now in Genl. McDougall s Brigade." 

W 

[1776] Sage, Comfort. [New Jersey.] Return of names of offi- 

[Nov.] cers and men killed, taken prisoner or missing 

belonging to Col. Sage s regiment. D. S. 1 p. 

W 

[1776] Sargent, Paul Dudley. [New Jersey.] Return of officers 

[Nov.] and privates killed wounded and missing in Sar 

gent s brigade since Jan. 1, 1776. Tabular list 
of names. 1 p. W 

[1776] Tyler, John. [New Jersey.] Return of killed, missing 

[Nov.] and taken in Tyler s regiment. Tabular list of 

names. D. S. 1 p. W 

[1776] Wadsworth, James. [New Jersey.] Return of killed and 

[Nov.] wounded in Wadsworth s brigade in skirmish of 

28th of October last. Tabular statement. A. 

D. S. of Benjamin Tallmadge. 1 p. W 

1776 [Washington, George.] Brunswick. To [Sir William] 

DEC. l Howe [New York]. Exchange matters; pro 

posed exchange of Gov. [William] Franklin for 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 215 

Brig. Gen. [William] Thompson. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and 
Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 4, 198. E. 21 

1776 [Washington, George.] Brunswick. To [Ma].] Gen. 

DEC. l [Charles] Lee [Philipsburg]. Weakness of Army; 

urging his march to the Jerseys. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 

Ford, 5, 62. B. II, pt. 1, 83 

[1776] Gist, M[ordecai]. [New Jersey.] Return of the Six In- 

[DEC. 1] dependent Companies and First Maryland regi 

ment. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Richard Varick: Return of B. 
Genl. Smallwoods late regt." W 

1776 Washington, George. [Princeton.] To [Baron de] Otten- 

DEC. 2 dorff [Princeton]. Authorizing raising of a Ger 

man battalion. D. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 3, 299 

1776 Heath, William. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 2 Washington [Princeton, New Jersey]. Forward 

ing stores and lead to Fishkill; obstructing the 
Hudson river; troops returning home; small 
number of troops at Peekskill; resolves 61 New 
York Committee [of Nov. 30]; commencement 
of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee s march. L. S. 
2 pp. 12, 228 

1776 Lowry, Stephen. [Trenton.] Estimate of provisions at 

DEC. 2 and near Trenton and of cattle on east side of 

the Delaware. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1776 Sargent, Paul Dudley. Haverstraw [New York]. To 

DEC. 2 [George Washington, Princeton, New Jersey]. 

Introducing Joseph Allen; his ability as pay 
master. Recent copy. 1 p. 12, 239 

1776 [Washington, George.] Trenton. To [Sir William] Howe 

DEC. 3 [New Jersey]. Forwarding prisoners. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. E. 23 

1776 [Washington, George.] Trenton. To [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 

DEC. 3 Lee [On West side of the Hudson]. Pressing 

need of his troops. Draft. 1 p. In Ford, 5, 65, 

note. B. II, pt. 1, 85 

1776 Lee, Charles. Haverstraw [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

Dec. 4 ington [Trenton, New Jersey]. Chances of join 

ing Washington; intentions of making a diver- 



216 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

sion on the enemy s flank: removal of his mare 
from enemy s reach. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 
4,. 532. 12, 240 

1776 Bartlett, William. Beverly [Massachusetts]. To [Col.] 

DEC. 5 Stephen Moylan, Cambridge. Capt. John Der 

by s demand for guns loaned the armed schooner 
Le. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 242 

1776 Drury, Jotham. Trenton [New Jersey]. Return of the 

DEC. 5 state of part of two companies of artillery com 

manded by Col. Henry Knox. Capt. Drury. and 
Capt-lt. [James] Moore of Capt. [Alexander] 
Hamilton s Company. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1776 [Howe, Robert.] Savannah [Georgia]. To the Speaker of 

DEC. 7 the Georgia Convention [Savannah]. Delay in 

preparing defensive measures: disadvantages 
and lack of supplies ; need of haste. Contempo 
rary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Howe to Washing 
ton, 1777, May 14. 15, 202 
1776 W ashington,] Gfeorge]. Falls of the Delaware. Orders 
DEC. 8 to Brig. Gen. William Maxwell [Camp]. Seizure 
of boats at Tinicum and destruction of such as 
might fall into enemy s hand. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II. pt. 1. 87 

Washington crossed the Delaware into Bodes Coonty, Pennsylvania, 
Dee. & aad established Us beadqoarters at Thee. Barclay s snmmer-seat, 
half a nrfle from the river and opposite Trenton. On Dec. 14 he removed 
to Wm. Keith s near the upper fords of the Delaware. On Dec. 20 he 
visited the camp above Trenton Fail, eleven miles farther ap the river, 
irlmin to Headquarters Christmas ere. The letters of this period are 
Tfimrfy dated a* from Bocks Coonty . Trenton Falls or Keith s but the 
latter was Headquarters oatfi after the rictory at Trenton. 

1776 De Haas, John Philip. Xew Germantown [Pennsylvania]. 

DEC. 8 Return of regiment commanded by him. Tabu 

lar statement. A. D. S. of John Patterson. Adj. 
1 p. 12, 2.32 

1776 Heath, Wplliam]. Peekskill [Xew York], To [George] 

DEC. 8 Washington [Barclay s]. Forwarding troops to 

his assistance; movement of British ships; cap 
ture of prizes; stores at Crompond; discharge of 
sick and convalescent; recruiting; conflicting 
rumors. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Dec. 12. 

12, 248 

1776 Lee, Charles. Morristown [Xew Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 8 Washington [Barclay s]. Strength of militia and 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 217 

his own force; proposing to hang on enemy s rear 
and take post at Chatham; need of shoes. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 4, 533. 12, 250 

1776 Lee, Charles. Chatham [Xew Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 8 ington [Barclay s]. Surprise at Washington s 

weak force; movement of enemy; his proposed 
attack on their rear. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Dec. 11. In Sparks, 4, 533. 12, 253 

1776 Shippen, William, jr. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

DEC. S [George] Washington [Barclay s Summer Seat, 

Pennsylvania]. Requesting permission to use 
Dr. [John] Morgan s hospital stores; introducing 
Dr. [John] Cochran. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, 
Dec. 12. 12, 246 

1776 Williamson, Matthias. Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 8 [George] Washington [Barclay s]. Ill success in 

efforts to draw out the Jersey militia; William 
son s health; endeavors to serve his country. 
L. S. 3 pp. 12, 255 

1776 [Washington, George.] Trenton Falls. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 10 [Charles] Lee [near Morristown]. Weakness of 

Army and need of Lee s reenf orcement ; urging 
his coming. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 5, 74. 

B. II, pt. 1, 89 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [Xew York]. To [George] 

DEC. 10 Washington [Barclay s]. Forwarding of troops; 

defenseless condition of Peekskill; movement of 

British ships. L. S. 1 p. 12, 258 

1776 [Washington, George.] Trenton FaUs. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 11 [Charles] Lee [Morristown]. Urging his coming. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Extract in Ford, 5, 75, note. 

B. II, pt. 1, 91 

1776 [Washington, George.] Trenton Falls. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC.H [William] Thompson [Philadelphia]. Exchange 

of officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 1, 93 

1776 Heath, Wplliam]. Haverstraw [Xew York]. To [George] 

DEC. 11 Washington [Barclay s]. Forwarding troops; dis 

tress of inhabitants on west side of the Hudson; 
plan against the enemy; arrival of a flag-boat 
and precautions taken. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 259 



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1776 [Howe, Robert.] Savannah [Georgia]. To [the Speaker of 

DEC. 11 the Georgia Convention, Savannah]. Urging 

speed in preparations for defense. Contempo 
rary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Howe to Washing 
ton, 1777, May 14. 15, 204 

1776 lee, Charles. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George 

DEC. 11 Washington, Barclay s]. Delay of his march 

through want of shoes; proposed forced march; 

militia. A. L. in 3d person. 2 pp. In Sparks, 

4, 534. 12, 261 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Trenton Falls. Orders for Col. 

DEC. 12 [John] Cadwalader [Camp]. To take post at 

Bristol and guard Neshaminy creek ; disposition 

of troops etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Samuel Blatchley Webb. B. II, pt, 1, 105 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Trenton Falls. Orders to [Brig.] 

DEC. 12 Gen. [Philemon] Dickinson [Camp]. Guarding 

Yardley s Ferry and the banks of the Delaware. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of George Lewis 

and Samuel Blatchley Webb. B. II, pt. 1, 97 

1776 Washington, George. Trenton Falls. Instructions to 

DEC. 12 Brig. Gen. [James] Ewing [Camp ?]. Guarding 

the Delaware; patrols, works, general orders in 
case of attack etc. D. S. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 1, 99 
1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Trenton Falls. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 12 William Heath, Peekskill. Weak state of Army; 

need of reenforcements ; position and object of 
British. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Wil 
liam Grayson. B. II, pt. 1, 95 
1776 [Washington, George.] Bucks County [Pennsylvania]. 
DEC. 12 To [Sir William Howe, New Jersey]. Exchange 
of officers; remonstrance against treatment of 
Lt. Col. [Antoine Felix] Wuibert. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

E. 25 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Trenton Falls. To Dr. William 

DEC. 12 Shippen [jr., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]. Au 

thority to use medical stores. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of William Grayson. 

B. II, pt. 1, 103 

1776 Putnam, Israel. Philadelphia. To [George] Waslu ngton 

DEC. 12 [Barclay s]. Confusion in Philadelphia; fortify 

ing the city; removal of stores; orders to Capt. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 219 

[Nicholas] Biddle of the Randolph; [Lt.] Col. 

[Antoine Felix] Wuibert s treatment by British. 

L. S. 2 pp. 12, 267 

1776 Reed, Joseph. [At the Delaware ?] To [George] Washing- 

DEC. i- ton [Barclay s]. Position of the British Army 

and its probable movements; militia returning 

home; [Col. Stephen] Moylan s suggestion of 

informing [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee of condition 

of affairs. A. L. S. 4 pp. 12, 263 

1776 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Blue Mounts [Penn- 

DEC. i- sylvania]. To [George Washington, Barclay s]. 

Intelligence of situation of the British Army; 

suggested surprise of their flying camp. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered, Dec. 12. 12, 265 

1776 Sullivan, John. Germ antown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 13 Washington [Trenton Falls]. Capture of [Maj.] 

Gen. [Charles] Lee. Contemporary copy by Mor 
gan Lewis. 1 p. C. C. 152, 3, 359 

1776 Trumbull, Joseph. Morrist own [New Jersey]. To [George] 

I>EC. 13 Washington [Barclay s]. Need of laying up 

salted provision; want of money; flour; neces 
sity of his presence in New England; British 
fleet off Newport; report of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 
Lee s capture. A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 272 

1776 Washington, George. Bucks County. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 1-t [Benedict] Arnold [en route from Ticonderoga] 

Ordering him to Connecticut. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 117 

1776 Washington, George. Keith s [Pennsylvania]. To [Maj. 

DEC. 14 Gen. Horatio Gates, on the march through the 

Jerseys]. The military situation; position of 
enemy; concentration of troops etc. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. In Ford, 5, 91. B. II, pt. 1, 111 

1776 Washington, George. Keith s. To [Maj.] Gen. [William] 

DEC. 14 Heath [Hackensack]. His march to Washing 

ton s assistance; concentration of troops. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. II, pt. 1, 113 

1776 Washington, George. Keith s. To [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 

DEC. 14 Lee [Baskingridge]. His hesitancy in advancing; 

adjournment of Congress to Baltimore; need of 



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Lee s troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 5, 96. 

B. II, pt, 1, 109 

1776 [Washington, George.] Keith s. To Brig. Genls. [Hugh] 

DEC. 14 Mercer, [William Alexander, Lord Stirling, Adam 

Stephen and Mathias Alexis Roche cle Fermoy, 
Camp]. Directions for defense of the river; ob 
taining intelligence of enemy s intention. Auto, 
draft. 2pp. In Ford, 5, 92. B. II, pt. 1, 119 
1776 Washington, George. Bucks County. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 14 [Joseph] Spencer [Highlands]. Ordering him to 

Connecticut. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. In Sparks 4, 218. 

B. II, pt. 1, 115 

1776 Washington, George. Keith s. To [Maj. Gen. John Sul- 

DEC. 15 livan, New Jersey]. Capture of [Maj.] Gen. 

[Charles] Lee; orders to join the main Army. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. II, pt. 1, 121 

1776 Cadwalader, John. Bristol [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

DEC. 15 Washington, Keith s]. Capture of [Maj.] Gen. 

[Charles] Lee; position and force of the enemy; 

proposed attack on the post at Burlington. A. 

L. S. 3 pp. 12, 274 

1776 G[rayson,] Wplliam]. Keith s. To [Col. John Cadwal- 

DEC. 15 ader, Bristol]. Movements and designs of the 

enemy. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. II, pt. 1, 123 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Hackensack [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 15 Washington [Keith s]. Forced march to Hack- 

ensack; seizure of tory supplies; protection of 

the country; troops from the north; British at 

Elizabethtown. A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 276 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Keith s. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 16 liam] Heath [Paramus], Ordering his return [to 

Peekskill]; projected enterprize against enemy; 

recruiting etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 

of William Grayson. In part in Ford, 5, 100. 

B. II, pt. 1, 125 

[1776] [Washington, George.] Keith s. Orders and Instructions 

[DEC. 16] to Lt. Col. Elisha Sheldon for raising a regiment 

of cavalry; officers, accoutrements, etc.; table of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 221 

pay to be allowed. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of and signed by Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. II, pt. 1, 129 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Keith s.] To Col. Joseph Trum- 

DEC. 16 bull [Xew Jersey]. Commissary business; salt- 

meat; flour from Virginia; appointment of [Car 
penter] Wharton commissary [to supply Penn 
sylvania militia]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of John Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 1, 133 
1776 [Washington, George.] [Keith s.] To Sir William Howe 
DEC. 17 [Xew Jersey]. Objection to British method of 
exchanging officers; lists of those desired. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

E. 29 

1776 Washington, George. [Buck s County.] To Col. [Robert] 

DEC. 17 Magaw [Xew York]. Return of Americans taken 

at Fort Washington; exchange. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 135 

1776 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [Buck s County.] To [Lt. Col. 

DEC. 17 William Palfrey, Camp]. Supply of money at 

Peekskill for recruiting. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

B. II, pt, 1, 137 

1776 [Heath, William.] [Paramus, Xew Jersey.] Inventory of 

DEC. 17 sundries taken at Hackensack in a large chest 

going to Xew York. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 

Washington, 1776, Dec. 21. 12, 292a 

1776 Morris, Robert. To [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath [Para- 

DEC. 17 mus, Xew Jersey]. Intended movement of Brit 

ish toward Peekskill. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1776, Dec. 21. 12, 292 

1776 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 18 [William] Heath [Paramus]. Massachusetts mili 

tia; situation and purpose of enemy; disaffected 
in Xew Jersey; covering lower Xew York and 
upper Jersey. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 106. 

B. II, pt. 1, 139 

1776 Washington, George. Cambridge. To [Sir William] Howe 

DEC. 18 [Boston]. Treatment of Col. [Ethan] Allen; re 

taliation; exchange of prisoners. Transcript. 
In Ford, 3, 282. E. 13 



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1776 Washington, George. Buck s County. To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

DEC. 18 jamin] Lincoln [Danbury? Connecticut], His 

command of the Massachusetts militia; direc 
tions for his guidance. Draft. 1 p. In hand- 
siting of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 1, 141 

[1776] [Knox, Henry.] Plan for establishing a corps of Continon- 

[DEC. 18] tal Artillery, magazines, laboratories, etc. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

A. II, 103 

1776 [Washington, George.] [Buck s County.] Orders to Cols. 

DEC. 19 [Joseph] Kirkbride, [Joseph] Hart, Andrew 

Kechlein, Arthur Ewing [Erwin?] and Joseph 
Sabitts [Buck s County]. Calling out the Buck s 
County militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Lewis. B. II, pt, 1, 143 

1776 McDougall, Alexander. Chatham, East Jersey. To 

DEC. 19 [George] Washington [Bucks County]. His 

health; Col. [Jacob] Ford [jr] s engagement with 
enemy; dejection of patriots and necessity of 
keeping troops among them; McDougall s res 
ignation; movements and strength of enemy. 
L. S. 4 pp. 12, 279 

1776 Morristown, Inhabitants. To [Maj.] Gen. [Alexander] 

DEC. 19 McDougall [Chatham]. Request to continue 

troops in neighborhood ; reasons. Contemporary 
copy of an original signed by Jacob Ford, Silas 
Condict, Caleb Camp, Alexr. Carmicall [Car- 
michael] Timothy Johwes, Benr. Hait, AQexan- 
der] MacWhorter, Jacob Van Asydalen, Jacob 
Ford, jr., and James Caldwell. Enclosed in Mc 
Dougall to Washington, 1776, Dec. 19. 12, 281 

1776 Washington, George. Buck s County. Orders to Carpen- 

DEC. 20 ter Wharton [Philadelphia?]. Seizure of mills or 

grain to supply the Army with flour. A. D. S. 
1 p. Endorsed by Washington : "Copy of an In 
tended order to the Corny. Genl." 

B. II, pt. 1, 145 

1776 Brarly, Joseph. [Above Trenton Falls.] To [George] 

DEC. 20 Washington [Above Trenton Falls]. Charge 

against the men for accoutrements; injustice and 
hardship of it. L. S. in behalf of all the captains. 
Agreement of Brig. Gen. William Maxwell with 
the above. 1 p. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 223 

[1776] [Stephen, Adam.] Memorandum of plan of movements of 

[DEC. 20] the Virginia troops. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Samuel Blatchley Webb. A. II, 91 

1776 [Washington, George.] Keith s. To [Maj.] Gen. [William] 

DEC. 21 Heath [Paramus]. Massachusetts militia and in 

vasion of Rhode Island; weakness of the Army; 
call for reenforcements etc. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. In 
Ford, 5, 122. B. *II, pt. 1, 157 

1776 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 21 [Alexander] McDougall [Morristown]. His dis 

position of troops; health and resignation. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. II, pt. 1, 147 

1776 Washington, George. Buck s County. Instructions to 

DEC. 21 Brig. Gen. [William] Maxwell [Camp]. To com 

mand at Morristown; harrassing of enemy; en 
couragement of militia and recruiting. A. D. S. 

3 pp. B. II, pt. 1, 149 

1776 Washington, George. Buck s County. Orders to [Car- 

DEC. 21 penter] Wharton [New Jersey]. Establishment 

of stores of provision at various places. A. D. S. 

1 p. B. II, pt. 1, 155 

1776 Dickinson, Philemon. Yardley s Farm [Pennsylvania]. 

DEC. 21 To [George] Washington [Above Trenton Falls, 

Pennsylvania]. British at Brunswick; intelli 
gence and efforts to obtain it. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

12, 283 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 21 Washington [Above Trenton Falls]. Surprise 

and capture of an English picket guard; report 
from New York of British intentions; enemy at 
Acquackanonck; intended march to Peekskill; 
property secured from a brig; its nature and 
disposition of same; seizure of supplies; com 
plaints of pay; gossip in New York. A. L. S. 

4 pp. 12, 290 

[1776] Heath, W[illiam]. [Paramus.] Certificate of service and 

[DEC. 21] patriotism of one Sobriski. A. D. S. 1 p. 

12, 293 

1776 Washington, George. Above Trenton Falls. To Maj. 

DEC. 22 Gen. [Joseph] Spencer [Highlands ?]. Weakness 



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of Army and strength of enemy; need of militia 
etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of George 
Baylor. B. II, pt. 1, 153 

1776 [Washington, George.] Buck s County. Orders to the 

DEC. 22 Colonels of militia of Northampton County 

[Pennsylvania]. Calling out the militia. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt, 1, 161 

1776 McDougall, Alexander. Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 22 [George Washington, Above Trenton Falls]. 

Confused conditions in New Jersey; intended 
move of enemy; failure of militia to turn out; 
inability to join Washington; requests exchange 
of his son Lt. Ranald Stephen McDougall. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 294 

1776 Reed, Joseph. Bristol [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 22 Washington [Above Trenton Falls]. Intelligence 

of situation of the British; Col. [Samuel] Griffin s 
advanc - and intention to attack; urging an en- 
terprize o revive the country; the condition of 
affairs and necessity of action. A. L. S. 6 pp. 
In Sparks, 4, 542. 12, 296 

1776 Washington, George. Above Trenton Falls. To [Col. 

DEC. 24 Samuel Griffin, Camp], Enlistment of men into 

the regular Continental establishment; induce 
ments etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. B. II, pt. 1, 163 

1776 Washington, George. Buck s County. To the officers 

DEC. 24 commanding the Massachusetts and Connecticut 

militia on their march to Peekskill. Orders to 
hasten their march to join the main Army. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of William Gray- 
son. B. II, pt. 1, 167 

1776 Dallam, Richard. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 24 Washington [Keith s]. Settlement of pay ac 

counts of the Flying Camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 

12, 305 

1776 Washington, George. Above Trenton Falls. To Maj. 

DEC. 25 Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Philadelphia]. Removal 

of stores from Philadelphia; encouragement of 

the militia. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

George Lewis. B. II, pt. 1, 169 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 225 

1776 Cadwalader, John. Bristol [Pennsylvania], To [George 

DEC. 25 Washington, McKonkey s Ferry on the Dela 

ware]. Failure of attempt to cross the river; 
suggested operation. A. L. S. 2 pp. 12, 308 

1776 Cadwalader, John. Bristol [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

DEC. 26 Waslu ngton, Trenton, New Jersey]. Intended 

movement; suggestion for surrounding British at 

Bordentown; [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam s force. 

Kecent copy. 1 p. 12, 307 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 2G Washington [Trenton]. Arrival of militia; need 

of pay for Lee s and Sullivan s divisions; pay for 
use of arms; artillery enlistments; secret expe 
dition projected by New York Convention; or 
ders respecting plunder; artificers. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Dec. 31. 12, 312 

1776 Tilton, James. Wilmington [Delaware]. To Lt. Col. 

DEC. 26 Thomas Collins, Crossroads [Pennsylvania]. Res 

ignation to accept appointment of Hospital Sur 
geon in the general hospital. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

14, 38 

1776 Washington,] G[eorge]. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To 

DEC. 27 [Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Peekskill]. Account 

of the battle of Trenton; importance of har- 
rassing the enemy by attacking his detached 
posts; disposition of Heath s captured stores 
left to his discretion; orders forwarding of 
militia; number of prisoners, arms and cannon 
taken at Trenton. Draft. 4pp. In handwriting 
of Caleb Gibbs. B. II, pt. 1, 171 

This account is the same as that sent to the President of Congress, same 
date and printed in Ford, 5, 132. 

1776 Cadwalader, John. Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 27 Waslu ngton, [Newtown]. Passage of the river 

and march to Burlington; retreat of enemy. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Dec. 27. In Sparks, 

Letters to Washington, 1, 309. 12, 315 

1776 D Hart, William. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 27 Washington [Newtown]. Recruiting the 1st New 

Jersey regiment; need of money; position of 
enemy; spirits of the people. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

12, 319 

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1776 Tilghman, Tench. Newtown. To Col. John Cadwalader 

DEC. 27 [New Jersey]. Plans for a second entry into Jer 

sey. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. II, pt. 1, 175 

1776 [Washington, George.] Newtown. To [Maj. Gen. William 

DEC. 28 Heath, Peekskill]. Retreat of Count Dunop; 

advance of the Army; plans of action; orders to 
Heath to march into Jersey. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 4, 
249. B. II, pt. 1, 177 

1776 Washington, George. Newtown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Alexan- 

DEC. 28 der] McDougall [Morristown]. The victory at 

Trenton; advance of the Army; orders to harass 

flank and rear of enemy; exchanges. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 181 

1776 Washington, George. Newtown. To [Brig. Gen. William 

DEC. 28 Maxwell, Morristown]. Advance of the Army into 

Jersey; orders to collect militia and harass flank 

of enemy; victory at Trenton. Draft. 4 pp. 

In handwriting of William Grayson. 

B. II, pt. 1, 185 

1776 Cadwalader, John. Bordentown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 28 [George] Washington [Newtown, Pennsylvania]. 

Pursuit of the enemy from Allentown. A. L. S. 

1 p. 12, 314 

1776 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 28 Washington [Newtown]. Lethargy in New Jer 

sey; importance of Highland passes; suggested 
posting of troops in Jersey; news from New 
York; awaiting the Eastern militia; Massachu 
setts recruiting; request to go to Massachusetts 
to aid in raising and forming troops; prize taken 
by the Alfred; sled making by enemy; Billy 
Bayard s move to intercept intelligence. A. L. S. 
5 pp. 12, 323 

1776 Mifflin, Thomas. Bristol [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

[DEC. 28] Washington [Newtown]. Arrival of troops from 

Philadelphia; passage of the river. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Dec. 28. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 314. 12, 322 



COKKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 227 

1776 Washington, George. [Newtown.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 

DEC. 29 Lee [New York]. Transmitting bill of exchange. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 189 

1776 [Washington, George.] Buck s County. To [Sir William] 

DEC. 29 Howe [New Jersey]. Forwarding money for 

[Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; exchange of prisoners. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

E. 31 

1776 Hart, Joseph. [Reading? Pennsylvania.] List of names 

DEC. 29 of Associators who refused to march to Philadel 

phia on orders of Gen. Washington. A. D. S. 
with explanatory note addressed to Washington. 
4pp. W 

1776 Hughes, Hugh. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 29 Washington [Newtown]. Collecting tents, ket 

tles, etc. atFishkill; great need of cash; clothing; 
advantage of enlisting wagoners independent of 
the Army; conduct of the artificers. A. L. S. 
5 pp. 12, 340 

1776 Maxwell, William. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 29 Washington [Newtown]. Recruiting; Col. [Ja 

cob] Ford [jr]; efforts to induce the New England 
troops to continue; need of cavalry; disposition 
of prisoners; scarcity of lead; need of artillery 
men. A. L. S. 3 pp. 12, 326 

1776 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Trenton. To Maj. [Theodorick] 

DEC. 30 Bland [en route from Virginia], Orders to leave 

his prisoners under guard and push on to Phila 
delphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Lewis. B. II, pt. 1, 193 

1776 [Washington, George.] Trenton. To the Commanding 

DEC. 30 Officer at Morristown. Agreement of Eastern 

troops to remain beyond term of enlistment; 

orders to advance on the enemy. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 191 

1776 McDougall, Alexander. Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 30 [George Washington, Trenton]. Lessening num 

bers of the militia; efforts to induce the Conti 
nental troops to stay; promises of pay; exchange 
of Capt. [Primrose?] Kennedy; efforts at New 



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York to suppress news from Europe; state of 

enemy s force; employment of horse. A. L. S. 

5 pp. Answered Jan. 1. 12, 333 

1776 Rogers, Kobert. Valentine s Hill [New York]. Authority 

DEC. 30 to Daniel Strang to enlist men for the Queen s 

American Rangers. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1777, Jan. 9. 

In Sparks, 4, 521. 13, 44 

1776 Cadwalader, John. Crosswix [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 31 Washington [Trenton]. Situation and strength 

of British at Princeton; Col. Elisha Lawrence 

collecting tories at Monmouth court-house. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 12, 336 

1776 France, King Louis [XVI]. Versailles. An ordinance re- 

DEC. 31 specting the corps of Engineers. Contemporary 

copy. 54 pp. W 

[1776] Trumbull, Joseph. [Morristown ?] To [George] Washing- 

[DEC.] ton [Pennsylvania ?]. William Hoskins to act in 

his absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 344 

[1776] [Washington, George.] Form of an Impress warrant for 

collection of clothing, blankets etc. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. W 

[1776] [Washington, George.] Memoranda of Colonels and 

strength of their regiments. On verso are four 

proposed arrangements for a brigade. A. D. 

2 pp. W 

[1776] [Washington, George.] [Cambridge.] Memorandum of 

number of spears on Winter, Ploughed and Pros 
pect Hills. A. D. in part. 1 p. W 

[1776] Washington, George. Memorandum of substance of secret 
information obtained: Number of British and 
Hessian troops for Quebec and New York; addi 
tional taxes levied [in England]; orders to Col. 
[Simon] Frazer in Canada. A. D. 2pp. M. 1,97 

[1776] Washington, George. Orders. Hutting or quartering 

troops; guards; recruiting; receipt of orders. 
A. D. 2 pp. W 

[1776?] Washington, George. Warrant to Col. Israel Shreve to 
convene a general court-martial for trial of Wil 
liam Seeds. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. W 



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1776- 78 [Washington, George.] Extracts from correspondence be 
tween Sir William Howe, Lt. Gen. [John] Bur- 
goyne, Sir Guy Carleton and Lord George Ger- 
maine. A. D. 8 pp. M. 1, 101 

[1776] Cannon. Memorandum of sundry cannon at Boston. 1 p. 

W 

[1776?] Ceely, Justice. Account of affairs at St. Johns; prepa 
rations of troops for an expedition against the 
Northern frontier. 1 p. 115, 118 

[1776] Cheever, Ezekiel. [Cambridge] Receipt to [George] 
Washington for arms and accoutrements. 
A. D. S. 1 p. W 

[1776] [Gates, Horatio.] Memorandum respecting formation of 
the Army. A. D. 2 pp. Endorsed by Washing 
ton: "Majr. Genl. Gates s Sentiments respectg. 
an Army for 1777." W 

1776 leary, John, jr. Estimate of a dragoon company and 

terms of service. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Har 
rison: "Cap. Laiy s Propositions." 12, 301 

[1776?] Sheldon, Elisha. Memorandum of the list of pay taken 
from Gen. Washington s instructions to Col. 
Sheldon for raising a regiment of cavalry. D. S. 
1 p. W 

1777 Dennison, Nathan. Westmoreland [Pennsylvania]. To 
JAN. 1 [George] Washington [Trenton]. Offering a com 
pany of volunteers for two month s service. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 5 

1777 Antill, Edward. Baltimore. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 2 [Trenton]. General history of recruiting the 2d 

Canadian Regiment. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 12 

1777 lutterloh, II[enry Emanuel]. Bridgewater township [New 

JAN. 2 Jersey ?] To [George Washington, Trenton, New 

Jersey]. Transmitting plan for raising a legion; 

supply depots etc. Recent copy. 1 p. 10, 344 

1777 [Trumbull, Jonathan.] Middletown [Connecticut]. To 

JAN. 3 [Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Fishkill, New 

York]. Success in the Jerseys; efforts to furnish 
Schuyler with cannon ; blast-furnaces. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 15. 13, 76 



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Court-martial. Peekskill. Proceedings in trial of Daniel 
Strang for being a spy and enlisting men for the 
British army. [Col.] Henry B[eekman] Livingston, 
Prest. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1777, Jan. 9. 13, 45 

Heath, William. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 
Washington [ Pluckamin, New Jersey]. Arrival 
of Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln and troops; se 
curing the disaffected; [Maj. Robert] Rogers and 
expedition against Fort Independence; recom 
mendation of Col. William Malcom; payment for 
lost arms. L. S. 3 pp. 13, 14 

Lincoln, Benjamin. Peekskill. To [George] Washington 
[Pluckamin, New Jersey]. The Massachusetts 
militia, ordered to Ticonderoga, kept in Rhode 
Island; number of [British] troops on that. 
Island. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 320. 13, 16 

[Washington, George.] Pluckamin. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil 
liam] Heath [Peekskill]. Feint against New 
York; militia reenforcements. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald and Stephen 
Moylan. In Ford, 5, 152. B. II, pt. 2, 5 

[Washington, George.] Pluckamin [New Jersey], To 
[Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Philadelphia]. 
Success at Princeton; orders to advance; spies 
and obtaining information of enemy. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald and 
Stephen Moylan. In Ford, 5, 151. 

B. II, pt. 2, 1 

Washington, George. Morristown. To [Dr. William 
Shippen jr., Philadelphia]. Inoculation of Army 
for small-pox. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 9 

Dated In error, Feb. 6. 

Mease, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[Morristown, New Jersey]. Requesting appoint 
ment as Clothier General; anxiety in Philadel 
phia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 26 

Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil 
liam] Heath [Peekskill]. Feint against New 
York; minor matters; strength of British at 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 231 

Fort Washington; Col. [William] Malcolm. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Ex 
tract in Ford, 5, 156, note. B. II, pt. 2, 11 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ben- 

JAN. 7 jamin] Lincoln [Peekskill]. Feint against New 

York; British lack of supplies. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 13 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Lt.] Col. [Ed- 

JAN. 8 ward] Antill [Baltimore]. Recruiting his regi 

ment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 156. B. II, pt. 2, 17 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Charles, Earl] 

JAN. 8 Cornwallis [Brunswick]. Safe conduct for Hes 

sian baggage, medicines, etc. Draft signed. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 
5, 158. E. 33 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Orders to Lt. Col. 

JAN. 8 [John Hawkins] Stone [Morristown]. Recruiting 

his regiment in Maryland. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt. 2, 15 

1777 Lowrey, Thomas. Amwell [New Jersey]. To [Col.] 

JAN. 8 Joseph Reed [Morristown]. Efforts to furnish 

flour and cattle to the Army; appointment of 

Capt. [Matthew] Irwin as Deputy Commissary. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 35 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col.] George 

JAN. 9 Baylor [Baltimore]. Recruiting of regiment of 

horse; choice of officers. Auto, draft signed. 

3 pp. In Ford, 5, 158. B. II, pt. 2, 23 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Gun- 

JAN. 9 ning] Bedford [Delaware]. Colonelcy and other 

officers of the 1st Delaware Battalion; recruiting. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. II, pt. 2, 27 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col.] Richard 

JAN. 9 Gridley [Boston]. Plans of fortifications at Bos 

ton; pay for same and boards, nails and other 
material. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 29 



232 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Lt. Col. Robert 

JAN. 9 Hanson] Harrison [Baltimore?] Requests opin 

ion of Maj. [George] Johnston s qualifications as 
an aide. A. L. S. 1 p. H. of R. 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 9 [William] Heath [Peekskill]. The feint toward 

New York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Samuel Blatchley Webb. In Ford, 5, 160, note. 

B. II, pt. 2, 19 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Orders to Col. 

JAN. 9 George Weedon [Camp?]. Recruiting his regi 

ment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 21 

1777 Heath, Wfilliam]. Peekskill. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 9 [Morristown]. Court-martial of [Daniel] Strang; 

movement of militia toward New York; need of 
artillery-men; [Lt. Col. Robert] Rogers; forage; 
movement of British ships; request from enemy 
to permit Lady Johnson to enter New York. 
L. S. 3 pp. 13, 42 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Lt. Col. Robert 

JAN. 10 Hanson Harrison, Baltimore?] Orders for [Col. 

George] Baylor and [Maj. Alexander] Clough; 
raising of [Continental cavalry] regiments in 
Virginia; [Col. William] Grayson; exchange of 
prisoners; Capt. [Waffendal?] Kendall s char 
acter; requests copy of resolve of Congress re 
specting [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. A. L. S. 
2 pp. H. of R. 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [James Mease, 

JAN. 10 Philadelphia]. His appointment [as Clothier 

General]; distress for clothing, shoes etc. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Samuel Blatchley Webb. 

B. II, pt. 2, 31 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Commission to James 

JAN. 10 Mease as Clothier General of the Continental 

Army. D. S. with seal. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 2, 33 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 10 [Morristown]. Settlement for lost arms; the re 

cruiting service ; infection among troops; recom 
mendation of Maj. [Ebenezer] Huntington; sug 
gests proclamation of pardon to deserters. L. S. 

3 pp. 13, 47 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 233 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Col. 

JAN. 11 Nathanael Gist [Camp ?]. Appointment to com 

mand of a regiment and recruiting of same. 
D. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Ford, 5, 163. B. II, pt. 2, 39 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col. William 
JAN. 11 Grayson, Virginia?]. Appointment to command 
of a regiment; recruiting instructions. L. S. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt. 2, 37 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [John] Patton 

JAN. 11 [Camp]. Appointment to command of a regi 

ment; recruiting same. A. L. S. 1 p. 

B. II, pt. 2, 35 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Orders to Capt. 

JAN. 11 "Thomas" [Francis] Wade [Allentown, New Jer 

sey]. Collection of provisions from East Jersey; 
impressment of wagons, seizures, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt. 2, 43 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Thomas] 

JAN. 12 Hartley [Camp]. Recruiting his regiment. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. B. II, pt. 2, 47 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.]Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 12 liam] Heath [Peekskill]. A court-martial sen 

tence; movement against New York; forage; 
bounties and miscellaneous matters. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 45 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Henry Jack- 

JAN. 12 son, Boston. Appointment to command of a 

regiment and recruiting instructions. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 51 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col. Samuel 

JAN. 12 Blatchley Webb, Camp]. Recruiting his regi 

ment. A. L. S. 2 pp. B. II, pt. 2, 49 

A copy by Richard Varick is also among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 
Same sent to Cols. David Henley, Ezekiel Cornell, Henry Sherburne, and 
Alexander Scanxmell. 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George 

JAN. 12 Washington, Morristown]. Scarcity of troops; 

strength of British at Newport ; American officers 

in Rhode Island; the good news [of Trenton]; 

needs of troops in Rhode Island. L. S. 3 pp. 

13, 56 



234 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Nathaniel 

JAN - 13 Gist [Camp]. Raising four companies of Rangers ; 

instructions. A. L. S. 2 pp. B. II, pt. 2, 55 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To Richard, Vis- 

JAN - 13 count Howe, [New York]. Complaint of treat 

ment of prisoners on board the prison-ships; 
retaliation; exchanges. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 166. 

E. 37 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Sir William] 

JAN. 13 Howe [New York]. Proposing exchange of 

Maj . Gen. [Charles] Lee ; his treatment and status 
as a prisoner; remonstrating against treatment 
of prisoners in New York. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 
168. E. 39 

A second copy by John Laurens is among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 

1777 Washington, George. [Morristown.] Recruiting instruc- 

JAN. 13 tions for Captains. Qualifications of recruits; 

method of enlisting; bounties etc. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Samuel Shaw. 

B. II, pt. 2, 57 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Orders to Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 13 [Adam] Stephen [Camp]. Inspection and ar 

rangements for the Virginia regiments ; recruiting. 
A. D. S. 2 pp. B. II, pt. 2, 53 

1777 Arnold, Bfenedict]. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

JAN. 13 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding 

militia; intentions of enemy; spirits roused by 
recent victories; recommending Capt. Samuel 
Mansfield; need of a quartermaster. A. L. S. 
3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 326. 

13,59 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fishkill [New York]. To [the 

JAN. 13 President of Congress, Baltimore]. Executing 

the will of Congress; need of artillery; efforts to 
secure cordage, oakum, etc.; powers delegated 
Washington; depreciation of Continental money 
in New York State; obtaining information from 
Canada; purchase of arms and clothing of a troop 
of horse; need of money; loan from New York; 
plan of next British campaign; penetration from 
Canada; Mohawk Indians request for leave to 
go to Niagara; need of Indian goods; retention 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 235 

of specie for use with Indians. L. S. 4 pp. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, Jan. 

25. 13, 77 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col. Nathaniel 

JAN. 14 Gist, Camp]. Authority and instructions to 

engage Cherokee Indians in service of the army. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. B. II, pt. 2, 61 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Joseph] Kirk- 

JAN. 14 bride, Buck s County. Guarding the Delaware 

ferries. 
JAN. 14 To Col. [William Stephens?] Smith [Newtown?] 

Ordering him to Baskingridge [New Jersey]. 

Drafts. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. II, pt. 2, 63 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Joshua Loring 

JAN. 14 [New York]. Exchange of prisoners; status of 

French officers taken at St. Johns. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. E. 41 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Capt. William 

JAN. 14 Scott [Camp?] Raising a company of Rangers. 

A. L. S. 1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 65 

1777 Bedford, Gunning. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 15 ton, Morristown. Quartermaster business. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 3, 477 

1777 [Pelissier, Christopher.] Suggestions: British designs; 

JAN. 15 attempt on enemy s vessels on Lake Champlain; 

aid from French naval force at Martinico. " Ex 
tract from a private Letter which is submitted 
to the consideration of his Excellency Genl. 
Washington." 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1777, Jan. 25. 13, 70 

1777 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

JAN. 15 Washington [Morristown]. The victory at Tren 

ton; troops at Ticonderoga and need of reen- 
forcements; want of blankets for troops going to 
Fort George; scarcity of cannon. L. S. 2 pp. 

13, 74 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions for Lt. 

JAN. 16 Col. Benjamin Flower [Camp?] Establishment 

of magazines, laboratories, foundries etc. for artil 
lery in Pennsylvania. D. S. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 2, 71 



236 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Morristown. Instructions for 

JAN- 16 Brig. Gen. Henry Knox [Camp]. Establishment 

of laboratories, foundries etc. for the artillery, in 

Connecticut. D. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

John Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 2, 67 

1777 Flower, Benjamin. Commission from Continental Con- 

JAN. 16 gress as Lt. Col. and Commissary General of 

Military Stores. Printed form filled out. Copied 
signatures. 1 p. Enclosed in Flower to Wash 
ington, 1779, May 1. Attestation on verso, 1779, 
Apr. 24, by P[eter] Scull that above is a true copy 
of Flower s commission. 32, 143 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.]Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 17 liam] Heath [near Kingsbridge]. British strength 

on Long Island and in New York; attack on the 

city. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 174. B. II, pt. 2, 75 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 17 [Joseph] Spencer [Rhode Island]. Pursuit of 

enemy and general instructions should Rhode 
Island be evacuated. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 77 

1777 Howe, [Richard, Lord], New York. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 17 ington [Morristown]. Surprise at tone of Wash 

ington s letter of the 13th; Capt. William Gam 
ble s report; treatment of prisoners on prison 
ships; treatment of British officers; exchanges. 
L. S. 6 pp. In Sparks, 4, 552. 13, 84 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Doctors [John] 

JAN. 18 Morgan and [Samuel] Stringer [Camp]. Resolve 

of Congress dismissing them from the S3rvice. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 1, 81 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 18 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Campaign in 

the Jerseys; Col. [Elias] Dayton s regiment; gar 
risoning forts on the Lakes. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 
175. B. II, pt. 2, 79 

1777 Hartley, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 18 ton [Morristown]. Raising his regiment; rank. 

A. L. S. 2pp. 13,88 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 237 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Valentine s House. Summons to sur- 

JAN. 18 render Fort Independence. D. S. 1 p. Marked 

"Copy." Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 

1777, Jan. 19. 13, 99 

1777 Ogden, Robert. Sussex [New Jersey]. To George Wash- 

JAN. 18 ington, Morristown. Appointment of Col. 

[Thomas] Lowrey Deputy Commissary General 

in New Jersey; explanation of Ogden s conduct. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 89 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. George 

JAN. 19 Clinton [New Windsor]. Nomination of officers, 

recruiting etc. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 2, 87 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 19 ham] Heath [near Kingsbridge]. Effect of feint 

against New York; junction with Washington. 

L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

In Ford, 5, 177. B. II, pt. 2, 83 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Capt. Edward 

JAN. 19 Snickers [Loudoun County, Virginia]. Offering 

appointment of Wagon-master General. A. L. S. 

1 p. Endorsed by Washington: "in case of his 

refusl. to Col. Val. Crawford." B. II, pt. 2, 89 

Neither accepted the appointment, which was left to the Quartermaster 
General. See: Washington to Mifflln, 1777, Mar. 19. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JAN. 19 ham Alexander,] Lord Stirling [New Jersey]. Dis 

gust of militia; orders to join the Army. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 85 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Williams Tavern. To [George] Wash- 

J AN - 19 ington [Morristown]. Movement against Fort 

Independence and strength of British in and 
about the fort; militia; execution of [Daniel] 
Strang. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 328. 13, 97 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Dr. 

JAN. 20 [John] Cochran [Morristown]. Small-pox at New- 

town; establishment of hospital at Philadelphia. 
Draft. 2 pp. B. II, pt. 2, 91 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Lt. Col.] Robert 

J AN - 2 Hanson [Harrison, Baltimore ?] Advising strict 

measures against the small-pox; need of reen- 
forcement; Harrison s health; Capt. [Caleb] 
Gibbs. A. L. S. 2 pp. H. of R. 



238 LIBRAE Y OF CONGRESS 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To [Sir William] 

J AN - 20 Howe [New York]. Proposition for a Agent for 

Prisoners to reside in New York; introducing 
Lewis Pintard for that office. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of George Johnston. In Ford, 5, 
186. E. 43 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Joshua Loring 

J AN - 20 [New York]. Kelease of prisoners in Connecticut ; 

charge against Capt. Amos Fellows. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. E. 45 

1777 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

J AN - 21 [Philemon] Dickinson [New Jersey]. Desertion 

of militia; evils and loss to the public etc. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. In 
Ford, 5, 186, note. B. II, pt. 2, 95 

1777 Clinton, George. New Windsor. To George Washington, 

J AN - 21 Morristown. Efforts to raise the levies; militia 

retained in the service; Duchess and Westches- 
ter militia marched toward Kingsbridge; ap 
pointment of Captains; success in recruiting. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

JAN. 21 [Morristown]. Illness; introducing his assistant, 

[Charles] Young. A. L. S. 1 p. 13, 100 

1777 Wade, Francis. Allentown [New Jersey]. Report of pro- 

JAN. 21 visions stopped at Crosswicks. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Wade to Washington, 1777, Jan. 29. 

13, 140 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Dr. [Isaac] Foster 

JAN. 22 [Connecticut ?]. Placing him in charge of Conti 

nental Hospital east of the Hudson river. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 97 

1777 Hughes, Hugh. Fishkill [New York]. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 22 [Thomas] Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Forwarding 

stores; supplies scattered through Connecticut; 
seizure of clothing by Gov. [Jonathan] Trum- 
bull s order; engagement for wagons; canteens, 
saddlery, etc. A. L. S. 5 pp. 13, 111 

1777 Webb, Samuel Bflatchley]. Stratford [Connecticut]. To 

JAN. 22 George Washington [Morristown]. Connecticut s 

bounty and its effect on his recruiting service. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 108 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 239 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 23 ton [Morristown]. Complaint of non-compliance 

with exchange agreement; tone of Washington s 
letter of 13th; retaliations for cruelty; Lt. Col. 
[William] Walcott to negotiate exchange agree 
ment. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 4, 555. 13, 183 

A copy by Robert Hanson Harrison is among the Washington, Miscel 
laneous. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [John] Pat- 

JAN. 24 ton [Philadelphia]. Appointment for [Lt. Wal 

ter] Cruise in Patton s [Additional Continental] 
regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 2, 101 

1777 Cornell, Ezekiel. Windham [Connecticut]. To [George 

JAN. 24 Washington, Morristown]. Bounty offered by 

New England states and effect upon his recruit 
ing. Recent copy. 1 p. 13, 115 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Williams s Tavern [New York], To 

JAN. 24 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Skirmish at 

Fort Independence; removing forage; condi 
tions in New York City; requests permission to 
go to" New England; passport signed by John 
Fitzgerald. A. L. S. 3 pp. 13, 116 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Proclamation order- 

JAN. 25 ing all persons who have taken refuge or service 

with the British to repair to the American lines 
and take the oath of allegiance to the United 
States. Broadside. 1 p. (Bait, printed by 
John Dunlap.) In Ford, 5, 201. W 

1777 [Kirkland, Samuel.] Oneida [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 25 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. [Lt.] Col. [John] 

Butler and Joseph Brant s invitation to the Six 
Nations; treaty; reception and good effects of 
Schuyler s message and presents; presence of 
[Sir] John Johnson among the Senecas ; report as 
to designs of British. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, 
Feb. 1. 13, 167 

1777 Miles, Samuel. New York. To [Lt. Col. Robert Hanson 

JAN. 25 Harrison?, Morristown]. His exchange; situa 

tion of officers and neglect of Congress. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 13, 118 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 25 ton [Morristown]. Col. [Anthony] Wayne s de- 



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sire; purchase of horses; Maj. [William] Ed- 
mestone s parole; ruinor of victory. L. S. 3 pp. 

13, 72 

1777 Sherman, Isaac. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JAN. 25 Washington [Morristown]. Disregard of his 

seniority; requests transfer. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

13, 123 

[1777] Shippen, W[illiam] jr. [Philadelphia]. To [George] Wash- 

[JAN. 25?] ington [Morristown]. Plan for hospital estab 

lishment; districts, officers, etc.; names recom 
mended; condition of troops at Philadelphia; 
small-pox and inoculation. A. L. S. 7 pp. 
Answered Jan. 27. 13, 124 

1777 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

JAN. 25 ristown]. Transmitting pay abstract of 18th 

[Continental] regiment. L. S. 1 p. Memo, by 
Tench Tilghman: "Abstract returned 19th Feby 
with orders to apply to Genl. Schuyler." 13, 121 
1777 Webb, Samuel B[latchley]. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. 

JAN. 25 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. The 

State bounty a bar to his recruiting. A. L. S. 
1 p. 13, 120 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. Charles 

JAN. 26 Harrison, Camp]. Filling a vacancy in his corps 

and completing the regiment. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt. 2, 99 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 27 Ham] Heath [near Kingsbridge]. The feint 

against New York. L. S. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of George Johnston. In Ford, 5, 206, note. 

B. II, pt. 2, 107 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 27 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. The new 

levies; blankets and clothing; artillery and ord 
nance; minor matters and the supply of powder. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. II, pt. 2, 103 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Dr. William Ship- 

JAN. 27 pen, jr. [Philadelphia]. Plan for a general hos 

pital and relative matters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 109 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 241 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Mordecai] 

JAN. 28 Buckner [Camp]. His petition. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 119 

1777 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [Maj. Gen. Ho- 

JAN. 28 ratio Gates, Philadelphia]. Small-pox in the 

Army; stamping out the infection; loss of arms 
through militia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of John Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 2, 111 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Dr. William 

JAN. 28 Shippen, jr., Philadelphia]. Measures to check 

small-pox in the Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 121 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

JAN. 28 Sullivan [Scotch Plains, New Jersey], Danger 

of his position and advisability of falling back. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of George John 
ston. Extract in Ford, 5, 209, note. 

B. II, pt. 2, 115 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

JAN. 28 Sullivan [Scotch Plains]. Advising removal from 

Scotch Plains. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. In Ford, 5, 208. 

B. II, pt. 2, 117 

1777 Bnckner, Mfordecai]. Springfield [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 28 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Delay of his 

court-martial; request for dismissal from the 

service. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 132 

1777 Council of War, East Chester [New York]. On attack on 

JAN. 28 Fort Independence. Members: Maj. Genls. 

Heath, Lincoln, Wooster; Brig. Genls. Scott, 
Moulton and Ten-Broeck. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1777, 
Feb. 6. 13, 208 

1777 Morris, Apollos. Bromley Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 28 Washington [Morristown]. Transmitting a let 

ter; suggesting reconciliation with Great Britain; 
assumption of debt ; the cause of liberty. A. L. S 
2 pp. 13, 129 

1777 Grayson, William. Dumfries [Virginia]. To [George 
JAN. 29 Washington, Morristown]. Appointment of Maj. 
[David] Ross; recruiting in Virginia; list of om- 
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242 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

cers appointed to his regiment. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Endorsed by Harrison: "reed, only 19 Augt." 

13, 141 

1777 Powell, Levin. Dumfries [Virginia]. To [George Wash- 

J AN 29 ington, Morristown]. Accepting appointment 

[of Lt. Col.] in the Continental Army. Recent 
copy. 1 p. 13, 134 

1777 Wade, Francis. Allentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 29 Washington, Morristown. Stoppage of provi 

sions; dishonesty; need of men and money; 
want of salt. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 138 

1777 Wharton, Carpenter. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 29 ington [Morristown]. Gift of corned-beef and 

Jamaica spirits; establishment of magazines of 
provisions as directed; locations. L. S. 1 p. 

13, 135 

1777 Griffin, Samuel. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

JAN. 30 Morristown. Inability to accept proffered col 

onelcy on account of health; [Col. Stephen] 
Moylan s offer. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 151 

1777 Hancock, Ebenezer. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 30 [Morristown]. Low state of funds in his hands; 

naming child after Washington. A. L. S. 1 p. 

13, 164 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Burling s [New York]. To [George] 

JAN. 30 Washington [Morristown]. Retirement from 

Kingsbridge; failure at Fort Independence; re 
ports from New York city. L. S. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 333. 

13, 148 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Burling s [New York]. To [George] 

JAN. 30 Washington [Morristown]. Movement of the 

British. A. L. S. 1 p. 13, 150 

1777 Morris, Apollos. Bromley Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 30 Washington [Morristown]. Explanation of his 

intentions; reconciliation measures and Morris s 

part therein. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 153 

1777 Schuyler, Philip. Albany. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 30 [Morristown]. Correspondence; success in the 

Jerseys [Trenton and Princeton]; need of troops; 

neglect of Eastern States, except Connecticut, in 

forwarding men; force needed by April; disci- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 243 

pline of Southern and Eastern troops compared; 
state of arms; need of artillery officers. L. S. 
4 pp. 13, 143 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

JAN. 30 Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding troops; 

Connecticut s quota; Col. [John] Ely s regiment; 
British on Rhode Island and projected attack on 
same; recommendation of James Lovett for ap 
pointment as Deputy Quartermaster General of 
Rhode Island. A. L. S. 3 pp. 13, 146 

1777 V[an] Renssalaer, P[hilip]. Albany. Return of arms and 

JAN. 30 ammunition in store. Tabular statement. A. 

D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1777, Jan. 30. 13, 145 
[1777] [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To Brig. Gen. 
[JAN. 31] [Thomas] Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Preparation of 
tents, wagons etc. for coming campaign. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 123 

1777 Arnold, B[enedict]. Providence [Rhode Island], To 

JAN. 31 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Embarka 

tion of British from Rhode Island; positions of 
their force thereon; plan of attack; recommend 
ing Capt. [Samuel] Mansfield. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 334. 

13, 162 

1777 Baylor, George. Fredericksburgh [Virginia]. To [George] 

JAN. 31 Washington, Morristown. Appreciation of his 

appointment; officers he has appointed; accou 
trements, arms, etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 160 
1777 Cheever, Ezekiel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JAN - 31 Washington [Morristown]. Drums; repair of 

arms. A. L. S. 1 p. 13, 155 

1777 Knox, Henry. Boston. Memorial to the Council and Rep- 

JAN - 31 resentatives of Massachusetts Bay. Raising of 

Massachusetts s quota of the eighty-eight bat 
talions; the State bounty. Contemporary copy 
signed. Autograph note of Knox, Feb. 1, giving 
action of Assembly on the memorial. 3 pp. En 
closed in Knox to Washington, 1777, Feb. 1. 

13, 173 

1777 Shippen, W[illiam] jr. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

JAN - 31 ington [Morristown]. Small-pox measures; ne- 



244 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

cessity of a superintendent for the entire hospi 
tal; the salary; needs of the Flying Hospital. 
A. L. S. signed also by John Cochran. 13, 158 

[1777?] [Washington, George.] Memorandum of persons ap- 
[JAN. ?] pointed, persons recommended and how pro 

vided for [in the Sixteen Additional Continental 
Regiments]. A. D. 2 pp. M 1, 383 

1777 Bedford, Gunning. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. ton, Morristown. Quartermaster s department. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 3, 481 

[1777] Lutterloh, H[enry] E[manuel]. Raising of a light corps; 

[JAN. ?] plan of the establishment. A. D. S. 3 pp. 

13, 10 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Joshua Loring 

FEB. l [New York]. Exchanges of certain officers. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

E. 47 

1777 Armstrong, John. Baltimore. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 1 [Morristown]. Reasons for his visit to Congress; 

recruiting, clothing and provisions; depreciation 
of Continental currency and high prices; report 
of an opening to take New York city. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 13, 175 

1777 Knox, Henry. Boston. To [George] Washington [Morris- 

FEB. 1 town]. Bounty offered by the New England 

states; Massachusetts additional gratuity in the 
form of pay; effect on Continental recruiting; 
Knox s memorial to the Massachusetts Council 
and its answer; suggesting Washington s requi 
sitioning for the New England quotas of troops; 
progress of recruiting; complaint of Massachu 
setts of Congress not sending money ; need of ar 
tillery recruits; clothing for troops; need of 
money for the ordnance department; establish 
ment of laboratory at Springfield. L. S. 6 pp. 

13, 169 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

FEB.I ton [Morristown]. Intelligence of British pro 

posed attempt on Ticonderoga; call for reen- 
forcement. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 165 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Ticonderoga. Return of garrisons of 

FEB. 1 Ticonderoga and Mt. Independence. Tabular 



245 

statement. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, Feb. 4. 

13, 194 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Ezekiel Cor- 

FEB. 2 nell, Windham [Connecticut ?]. Evils of the New 

England policy; effect on enlistments. Draft 
signed. 1 p. In handwriting of George Johns 
ton. B. II, pt. 2, 127 
1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. ToMaj. Gen. [Wil- 
FEB. 2 liam] Heath [White Plains]. Removal of forage 
and provision and attempts upon enemy s maga 
zine. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 125 
1777 Lincoln, Benjamin. Tarrytown [New York]. To [George] 
FEB. 2 Washington [Morristown]. Raising the Massa 
chusetts battalions; furloughs. L. S. 1 p. 

13, 178 

1777 Moylan, Stephen. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 2 ton [Morristown]. Money for equipping his 

cavalry. Feb. 3. Wire; horses. A. L. S. 1 p. 

13, 177 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

FEB. 2 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Transmitting returns; 

efforts to retain and the running away of Col. 
[Charles] Burrall s regiment; appearance of the 
small-pox; scarcity of provender. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1777, Feb. 4. 13, 192 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 
FEB. 3 liam] Heath [White Plains]. Failure of the move 
on Fort Independence; forage in Westchester 
county; plan suggested. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 
213. B. II, pt. 2, 129 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. John 
FEB. 3 Sullivan, Camp ?] Bringing off horses, wagons 
and fat cattle from East Jersey; method of 
procedure. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
George Johnston and John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt. 2, 133 

Same to Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam, Brigadiers Nathaniel Warner and 
Philemon Dickinson. 

1777 Hughes, Hugh. Peekskill [New York]. To [George 

FEB. 3 Washington. Morristown]. [Brig.] Gen. [Thomas] 



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Mifflin s orders; tents and tools; boat building; 
saddles; wagon building; making of axes; can 
teens, pails, etc.; raising a company to guard 
King s Ferry; clothing; money borrowed and 
amount necessary. A. L. S. 12 pp. 13, 184 

1777 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To 

FEB. 3 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Recruiting 

duty and recall to camp by [Maj.] Gen. [William] 
Heath; retirement from Fort Independence; 
state of the recruiting service; suggests attempts 
against Long Island. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 180 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 4 liam] Heath [White Plains]. Criticism of the 

Fort Independence failure. A. L. S. 1 p. In 

Ford, 5, 217. B. II, pt. 2, 135 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Nathaniel Sacket 

FEB. 4 [Dutchess County, New York], Appointment to 

conduct secret service business. A. D. S. 1 p. 

B. II, pt. 2, 139 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] Orders to Brig. 

FEB. 4 Gen. [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Camp]. 

Command at Baskingridge; instructions. Auto, 
draft. 1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 137 

1777 Campbell, Archibald. Concord [Massachusetts]. To 

FEB. 4 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Complaint 

of treatment received. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

C. C. 152, 3, 585 

1777 Mifflin, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FsB.4 ton [Morristown]. Making of tents and toma 

hawks; want of money; building of boats; credit; 
his saddle; treatment [of tories]. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Feb. 14. 13, 198 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Waslu ngton 

FEB. 4 [Morristown]. [Sir Guy] Carleton s knowledge of 

strength of Ticonderoga; detention of Capt. 
[Thomas] Gamble; ordnance and stores for 
Northern Department; requests arrangement of 
Army; Col. [Anthony] Wayne s letter and re 
turn; Lt. Col. [John] Browne s request for a 
court of inquiry. L. S. 3pp. 13,190 

1777 Sherburne, Henry. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 4 [Morristown]. [Lt. Col. Eleazer] Oswald s pref 

erence for the artillery; request for promotion of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 247 

Maj. [Return Jonathan] Meigs; effect of New 
England s 10 bounty on Continental enlist 
ments. Recent copy. 1 p. 13, 196 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Hora- 
FEB. 5 tio] Gates [Philadelphia]. Desertions of militia; 
loss of arms and accoutrements; small pox and 
troops from the South; double enlistments; in 
oculation. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
George Johnston and Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 143 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

FEB. 5 Putnam, Princeton?] Interpretation of procla 

mation [of Jan. 25] respecting tories. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt. 2, 141 

1777 Heath, Wplliam]. White Plains [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 5 Washington [Morristown]. Preparation for a 

grand forage ; distress of enemy for that article ; 
provisions; British expectation of Russian aid; 
removal of magazines. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Feb. 9. 13, 200 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 6 [Benedict] Arnold [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Proposed attack [on Newport] ; quietness of the 

enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. In part in Ford, 5, 223. 

B. II, pt. 2, 149 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Joshua Loring 

FEB. 6 [New York]. Officers desired in exchange for 

Maj. [William] Edmestone. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. E. 49 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Jo- 

FEB. 6 seph] Spencer [Providence, Rhode Island]. Pro 

priety of attacking British [at Newport]; ap 
proves appointment of James Lovett as a Deputy 
Quartermaster General. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. II, pt. 2, 147 

1777 Duer, William. Cromwell s [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 6 [William] Heath [White Plains]. Opinion of Com 

mittee of [New York] Convention on number of 
troops necessary for a successful foraging expe 
dition and destruction of forage; recommending 



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seizure of Moses Quimby. Contemporary copy 
by Heath. 3 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Wash- 
ton, 1777, Feb. 7. 13, 202 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Westchester [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 6 Washington [Morristown]. Explaining failure of 

attempt on Fort Independence; militia and sub 
sequent movements; his leave of absence. L. S. 
4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 336. 13, 203 

1777 Anonymous. Morristown. To George Washington, Mor- 

FEB. 7 ristown. Warning against the Ogden family and 

Peter McKee. A. L. S : "A farmer near your Ex 
cellencies Quarters" 13, 248 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Westchester [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 7 Washington [Morristown]. Opinion of [New 

York] Convention Committee on attempting 
Fort Independence and burning forage ; forward 
ing troops to Washington; [Moses] Quimby s 
scheme. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 206 

1777 Arnold, B[enedict]. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

FEB. 7 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Raising of 

troops; flags from enemy and conveyance of in 
telligence through exchanged officers; balance of 
exchange; lack of seamen for the Continental 
ships. A. L. S. 4 pp. 13, 213 

1777 Baylor, George. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

FEB. 7 Washington, Morristown. Saddles and horses 

for his regiment; officers appointed. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 13, 211 

1777 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Fishkills [New York]. To 

FEB. 7 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Filling va 

cancies; strength of his regiment; bounty of 
Eastern States an obstacle _ to enlistments. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 96 

1777 McAlevy, William, William Parker, and Samuel Davidson. 

FEB. 7 [On the Raritan below Brunswick, New Jersey.] 

To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam, Princeton. Their 
post on the Raritan and firing upon British boats. 
A. L. S. of McAlevy, signed also by Parker and 
Davidson. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to Wash 
ington, 1777, Feb. 8. 13, 217 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 249 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Passport to Rev. 

FEB. [8] Jonathan Odell. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Reed to Washington, 1777, Feb. 8. 

13, 219 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Sam- 

FEB. 8 uel Holden] Parsons [Lyme ? Connecticut]. Ap 

proving foray against east end of Long Island; 
tories, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. In Ford, 5, 225. 

B. II, pt. 2, 151 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Na- 

FEB. 8 thaniel?] Warner [Camp?]. Approval of execu 

tion of order to bring off wagons and horses. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 153 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. Samuel 

FEB. 8 Blatchley Webb, Stratford, Connecticut]. Diffi 

culties in recruiting; state bounties. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. B. II, pt. 2, 155 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 8 Washington [Morristown]. Seizure of provisions, 

forage, etc.; correspondence of one Cochran; 

British officers, prisoners and wounded. L. S. 

3 pp. Answered, Feb. 10. 13, 215 
1777 Reed, Joseph. Burlington [New Jersey]. To George 

FEB. 8 Washington [Morristown]. Requesting passport 

for [Rev. Jonathan] Odell and vouching for his 

patriotism. A. L. S. 3 pp. 13, 218 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig-] Gen. 

FEB. 9 [James] Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Ordering 

him to Albany. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 165 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 9 liam] Heath [Westchester County, New York]. 

Hint as to Fort Independence; forwarding of re 
cruits; magazines. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of George Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 161 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Hugh Hughes 

FEB. 9 [Peekskill]. Quartermaster matters. Draft. 1 

p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 169 



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1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 9 [Henry] Knox [Boston]. Need of an artillery 

officer at Albany; gentlemen recommended for 

appointment in his corps. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 167 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig-] Gen. 

FEB. 9 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Command 

at Peekskill on Brig. Gen. James Clinton s re 
moval to the northward. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. II, pt, 2, 163 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 9 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. [Lt.] Col. 

[Christopher] Pelisier s plan; scarcity of General 
officers; purchase of cavalry horses; defense of 
the Lakes [George and Champlain] ; local jeal 
ousies etc. Draft. 4 pp. In part in Ford, 5, 
227. B. II, pt. 2, 157 

1777 Chambers, David. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 9 Washington [Morristown]. Charges made against 

himself and his officers. A. L. S. 1 p. 13, 222 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Bell s Farm [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 9 [George] Washington, Morristown. Money for 

Washington s mare; Capt. Morrison s company; 
seizure of tea; skirmish near Quibbletown; 
bounty for the Wyoming rangers. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Feb. 10. Endorsed by Harrison 
with brief of the reply: Morrison s company to 
receive clothes; to do as he pleases with the tea; 
rolls to be made out for the Wyoming troops and 
warrants issued. 13, 226 

1777 lee, Charles. New York. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 9 [Morristown]. Requesting paper forwarded to 

Congress; desires one of his aids and dogs. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Feb. 16. 13, 225 

1777 Maxwell, William. Westfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 9 Washington, Morristown. Explaining the re 

moval of stores from Acquackanonck; conduct 
of young men in Elizabethtown, and the procla 
mation [of Jan. 25, respecting the oath of alle 
giance]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 223 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 251 

1777 Sullivan, John. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 9 Washington [Morristown]. His health; manage 

ment of the small-pox. A. L. S. 1 p. 13, 220 
1777 Washington, George. To Brig. Gen. Philemon Dickinson. 

FEB. 10 See: Dickinson to Washington, 1777, Feb. 9. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Samuel 

FEB. 10 Holden] Parsons, [Lyme]. Inoculation of Army 

for small-pox. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 171 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col. Henry Sher- 

FEB. 10 burne, Hartford ? Connecticut]. Appointment of 

officers; evils of [extra bounty] policy of New 
England States. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. In part in Ford, 
5, 229, note. B. II, pt. 2, 173 

1777 Arnold, Benedict]. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

FEB. 10 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmit 

ting British receipts for prisoners; Massachusetts 
troops and money sent to Rhode Island; the 
Rhode Island Council of War; withdrawal of 
enemy s troops from the outposts. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Mar. 3. 13, 233 

1777 lee, Charles. New York. To the President of Congress 

FEB. 10 [Baltimore]. Requesting that a committee of 

Congress repair to New York in the interests of 
the public. Contemporary copy by George John 
ston. 1 p. Enclosed in Lee to Washington, 
1777, Feb. 9. 13, 226 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden] Lyme, Connecticut. To [George 

FEB - 10 Washington, Morristown]. Difficulties in re 

cruiting; arming and clothing the troops; ques 
tion of rank. L. S. 4 pp. 13, 228 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 
FEB - n [Henry] Knox [Boston]. State bounties; enlist 
ments and the artillery; money for recruiting 
service; ordnance laboratories at Carlisle [Penn 
sylvania] and Springfield [Massachusetts]. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
part in Ford, 5, 230. 

B. II, pt. 2, 175 

1777 Shreve, Israel. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. To [George 

FEB - n Washington, Morristown]. Statement of his 

rank. Recent copy. 1 p. 13, 236 



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1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Charles, Earl 

FEB. 12 Cornwallis, Brunswick]. [Sir William] Howe s 

proposition for an exchange conference; Lt. Col. 
[Robert Hanson] Harrison appointed to meet Lt. 
Col. [William] Walcott. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. E. 51 
[1777] Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [Maj. Gen. Ho- 
[FEB. 12] ratio Gates, Philadelphia]. Case of Col. [Nicko- 
las] Haussegger. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 179 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 
FEB. 12 Ham] Maxwell [Elizabethtown]. Treatment of 
persons refusing to take the oath of allegiance; 
investigation of state of his brigade. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of George Johnston. In 
Ford, 5, 233. B. II, pt, 2, 181 
1777 Crawford, W[illiam]. Frederick, Maryland. To [George] 
FEB. 12 Washington [Morristown]. Signs of an Indian 
war; need of troops on the Western frontier; his 
personal affairs; request for permission to remain 
in the West for a time. A. L. S. 3 pp. 13, 239 
1777 Hartley, Thomas. York, Pennsylvania. To [George] 
FEB. 12 Washington [Morristown]. Recruiting difficul 
ties; discouragement caused by the Fort Wash 
ington prisoners; arming and clothing his recruits; 
offer of gentlemen to raise companies; designa 
tion of the Sixteen Additional Continental regi 
ments. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 241 
1777 Antill, Edward. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
FEB. 13 [Morristown]. State of his regiment; [Maj.] 
Lewis Morris, jr s appointment. A. L. S. 1 p. 

13, 251 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve that Col. [Donald] Campbell 

FEB. 13 be continued in his former pay and rank. W[il- 

liam] Malcom s memorandum of opinion that 
Col. Campbell is not excluded from drawing pro 
visions by resolution of Mar. 10, 1780. On same 
page with Continental Congress, Resolve, 1780, 
Mar. 10, q. v. 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Bell s Farm [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 13 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Intelligence 

from New York; need of clothing for American 

prisoners in New York; arrival of British troops 

from Rhode Island; Hessians sent to Amboy; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 253 

poor food of the British troops; detention x>f part 
of Dickinson s battalion by Maj. Gen. [Israel] 
Putnam; intention of calling out the unfriendly 
Sussex [county] militia; requests directions re 
garding a stock of tea. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 
1777 Heed, J[oseph]. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 
FEB. 13 Morristown]. Personal matters; Hessian officer 
visiting prisoners; relief for Col. [Samuel] Miles 
and officers on Long Island ; offer of service ; Col. 
[Samuel] Griffin s promotion; arms coming from 
France; Tory support in Pennsylvania; resigna 
tion of his Adjutant-General s commission. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 13, 249 
1777 Sullivan, John. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 
FEB. 13 Washington [Morristown]. Fears for his safety; 
suspicions of Samuel Ogden. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

13, 246 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. [Gen. 

FEB. 14 Thomas] Mifflin, Philadelphia. Lenient treat 

ment [of tories]; non-interference with the civil 
authority. Draft. In handwriting of George 
Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 183 

1777 Campbell, Archibald. Concord Goal [Massachusetts]. To 

FEB. 14 [George Washington, Morristown]. Complaint 

of treatment accorded him. A. L. S. 4 pp. W 
1777 Scott, John Morin. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 14 Washington [Morristown]. Failure of expedi 

tion [against Fort Independence]; Maj. [Nicholas] 
Fish s skirmish and bravery of [Maj. Henry?] 
Van Renssalaer; adjournment of New York con 
vention to Esopus; request for Washington s in 
terposition for an exchange of four of Scott s 
officers. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Feb. 21. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 340. 

13, 256 

1777 Sullivan, John. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 14 Washington [Morristown]. Col. [Alexander] 

Scammell s appointment to a New Hampshire 
regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. 13, 253 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 15 [Morristown]. Confusion at Philadelphia; court- 

martial sentence of a deserter; arrest and charges 
against Col. [Nickolas] Hausegger; need of money. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 13, 271 



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1777 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Fishkill [New York]. To 

FEB. 15 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Delay in 

appointing officers to his regiment; qualifications 

of Lt. Col. [Pierre] Regnier. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered, Feb. 20. 13, 260 

1777 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 15 ton [Morristown]. [Lt.] Col. [Christopher] Pelis- 

sier s plan; works necessary at Mount Independ 
ence; opinion of Brig. [Gen.] James Clinton; 
strength of Col. [Anthony] Wayne s force; report 
of a skirmish. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, Feb. 23. 

13, 258 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

FEB. 16 [George] Washington [Morristown]. [Brig.] Gen. 

James Clinton s value at Fort Montgomery; need 
of McDougall s presence at Peekskill; continu 
ance of Col. [Nicholas] Gilman s regiment; pro 
visions supplied enemy from Paramus and other 
places; need of artillerymen; Col. [Henry Beek- 
man] Livingston s proposed secret expedition; 
behavior of Col. [Samuel Blatchley] Webb s regi 
ment. L. S. 4 pp. 13, 269 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Orders to Lt. Col. 

FEB. 16 [Robert Hanson] Harrison [Headquarters]. Con 

ference with Lt. Col. [William] Walcott for ex 
change of prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 187 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 16 Charles Lee, New York]. His requests; dogs. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Extract in Ford, 5, 240, note. 

B. II, pt. 2, 185 

1777 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. [Lyme, Connecticut]. Orders 

FEB. 16 to Lt. Daniel Wait [Lyme]. To seize British ves 

sels and goods at east end of Long Island. 
A. D. S. marked, copy. Enclosed in Parsons to 
Washington, 1777, Feb. 23. 13, 322 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

FEB. 16 Washington [Morristown]. Expenses of the 

Army and need of cash ; opinion and general plan 

of attempt on Rhode Island. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered, Mar. 3. 13, 267 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 255 

1777 Gamble, Thomas. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 17 Washington [Morristown], Requesting permis 

sion to go to Canada via New York city. A. L. S. 
Ip. "unanswered" 13,278 

1777 Maxwell, William. Westfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 17 Washington, Morristown. Dismissal of the Mor 

ris county militia; necessity of strictness; actions 
of Samuel Ogden; need of light-horse. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 13, 275 

1777 Morris, Apollos. Philadelphia. To Sir William Howe 

FEB. 17 [New York]. Treatment received while prisoner; 

feeling in colonies; queries respecting basis of 
reconciliation. Contemporary copy by Fitzger 
ald. 3 pp. Enclosed in Fitzgerald to Washing 
ton, 1777, Feb. 19. 13, 295 
1777 Murray, John, jr. S[outh] Hampton [Long Island]. To 
FEB. 17 [Brig.] Gen. [Samuel Holden Parsons, Lyme, Con 
necticut]. Seizure of goods of Murray & Wright; 
denial of any connection with British. Contem 
porary copy by Parsons. Enclosed in Parsons to 
Washington, 1777, Feb. 23. 13, 323 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 
FEB. 18 [Philemon] Dickinson [Bell s Farm, New Jersey]. 
Necessity of militia reenforcements. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 195 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 18 liam] Maxwell [Elizabethtown]. The Morris 

county militia; small-pox; a British spy; Capt. 
[William] Barnett. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of George Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 193 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Sam- 
FEB. 18 uel Holden] Parsons [Lyme]. Completing the 
Continental regiments; purchase of arms and 
clothing; date of commissions in the new Army; 
forwarding recruits. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Extract in Ford, 5, 
241, note. B. II, pt. 2, 189 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Caesar] 
FBB. 18 Rodney, Trenton. Permission to return home; 
militia to be held in readiness. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of George Johnston. In part in 
Ford, 5, 241, note. B. II, pt. 2, 197 



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1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col. Joseph] 

FEB. 18 Trumbull [Lebanon]. Disorders in the Commis 

sary Department; need of his presence. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 199 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

FEB. 18 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Exchange of Maj. 

[William] Edmestone. Contemporary copy. Ip. 
Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 1777, 
Mar. 12. 14, 91 

1777 Maxwell, William. Westfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 18 Washington [Morristown]. Keconnoissance of 

the enemy; want of beef, flour and horses. 
A..L. S. 2 pp. 13, 284 

1777 Morris, Apollos. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 18 Morristown]. Expressions in his letter [sent into 

New York] ; denies intention of acting as a nego 
tiator; attachment to the cause. A. L. S. 1 p. 

W 

1777 Pawling, Levi. Ramapough [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 18 Washington [Morristown]. Station and purpose 

of his regiment; strength of same. A. L. S. 1 p. 

13, 285 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 18 Washington, Morristown. Capture of Maj. Rich 

ard [W.] Stockton and detachment; application of 
Thomas Lewis Woodward to go into New York; 
arrival of British transports at Amboy ; intended 
attack upon Morristown. L. S. 3 pp. 13, 282 

1777 Reed, Jfoseph]. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 18 Morristown]. Horses for Washington; [Cor 

nelius] Cox; prevention of desertions; printing 
of forms of discharges, furloughs, etc.; wagons 
for each regiment; return of Congress to Phila 
delphia. A. L. S. 4 pp. 13, 286 

1777 Spencer, Oliver. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 18 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Capt. [Dan 

iel] Lyon s [Lyman ?] resignation. Recent copy. 
1 p. 13, 288 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 19 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Capt. [Thomas] 

Gamble s application; ordnance supplies; reen- 
forcements and small-pox at Ticonderoga ; inocu- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 257 

lation; repair of arms. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Kobert Hanson Harrison. 

B. II, pt. 2, 203 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 19 George Clinton, New Windsor. Inhabitants 

near Passaic Falls supplying enemy with provi 
sions; aid of the New York troops. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of George Lewis. 

B. II, pt. 2, 207 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

FEB. 19 ratio] Gates [Philadelphia]. Intentions of ene 

my; guard of the Delaware ferries and posses 
sion of the boats; removal of stores from Phila 
delphia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
George Lewis. B. II, pt. 2, 205 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Ezekiel] Cheever 

FEB. 19 [Peekskill], Account of arms used during last 

campaign; repairs. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt, 2, 213 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Henry 
FEB. 19 Jackson, Boston. Warrant for money to re 
cruit. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 209 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To the Command- 
FEB. 19 ing Officer at Newtown [Pennsylvania]. Com 
plaints of actions of guards on the river; neces 
sity of vigilance etc.; securing of boats. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. En 
closed in Washington to Gates, Feb. 19. 

B. II, pt. 2, 211 

Col. James Irvine was appointed by Gen. Gates to command at New- 
town, Feb. 23. 

1777 Fitzgerald, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 19 ton fMorristown]. [Apollos] Morris s letter and 

his design; arrival of ships from Nantes and 
Martinico. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 295 

1777 Neil, Eliza. [New Jersey.] To [George] Washington 

FEB. 19 [Morristown]. Death of her husband, Maj. 

Daniel Neil; requests interposition with Con 
gress for assistance. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered, 
Feb. 27. C. C. 152, 3, 557 

A copy by Robert Hanson Harrison is in 13, 291. 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Lyme [Connecticut]. To 

FEB. 19 [George] Washington fMorristown]. Requesting 

50214 vol 112 17 



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the exchange of Capt. [Samuel] Wells; inhuman 
British treatment of prisoners. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 6. 13, 289 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 20 [Benedict] Arnold [Providence]. Information 

conveyed to enemy by exchanged officers; en 
listment of seamen in New England. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 223 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. William 

FEB. 20 Crawford [Fredericktown, Virginia]. Raising a 

regiment for the Ohio ; need of reenforcement for 
main Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
George Lewis. B. II, pt. 2, 227 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

FEB. 20 ratio] Gates, Philadelphia. Approaching move 

of British; preparations to check them. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of George Johnston. Ex 
tract in Ford, 5, 242, note. B. II, pt. 2, 220 
1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. Henry 

FEB. 20 B[eekman] Livingston [Peekskill?]. Appoint 

ment of officers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 229 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. Alex- 

FEB. 20 ander McDougall [Peekskill]. Brig. Gen. James 

Clinton and the command in the Highlands; New 
Hampshire militia; provisions furnished the en 
emy; makeshift for artillery-men; miscellaneous 
matters; imposition practiced in payment of 
troops. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 223 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

FEB. 20 Putnam [Princeton]. Col. [John] Neilson s ex 

ploit; court of inquiry upon Thomas Lewis Wood 
ward; tories; British reenforcement and inten 
tions; instructions. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of George Lewis. B. II, pt. 2, 217 
1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 
FEB. 20 [Artemas] Ward [Boston]. Mons. Faneuil s plan; 
Frenchmen. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. B. II, pt. 2, 215 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Carpenter Whar- 
FEB. 20 ton [Philadelphia]. Removal of stores into the 
country; complaints of irregularities in the Com- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 259 

missary Department. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt, 2, 231 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Bell s Farm [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 20 [George] Washington, Morristown. Precautions 

against surprise; public wagons and horses in 
private hands; sale of Dickinson s horse to the 
Continent ; increasing the numbers of Sussex mil 
itia. A. L. S. 1 p. 13, 303 

1777 Greene, Nfathanael]. Baskingridge [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Obtaining 

secret intelligence; his strength; collecting the 
troops; plan to combat enemy s advance; Phila 
delphia the British objective; success of a forag 
ing party; small-pox. L. S. 4 pp. 13, 299 

1777 Wooster, David. New Rochelle [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 21 Washington [Morristown]. Strength of his force; 

checking British foraging parties; expiration of 
term of enlistment of troops. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "ansd. 24th with desire 
to keep up a Body of Militia when the time of the 
present expires." 13, 303 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Matthew] Irvine 

FEB. 22 [New Jersey?]. Lack of provisions for Army; 

negligence. Auto, draft, signed. 1 p. In Ford, 

5, 251; note. B. II, pt. 2, 239 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

FEB. 22 Putnam, Princeton. Designs of enemy against 

Philadelphia and preparations against same; 
oath of allegiance. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of George Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 233 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Israel] 

FEB. 22 Putnam, Princeton. Question of fines for delin 

quents of the militia. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Walker? B. II, pt. 2, 235 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

[FEB.] 22 [John] Sullivan [Chatham ?, New Jersey]. Use of 

teams to transport loyalist property within en 
emy s lines. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. On verso is an auto, signed 
passport of Caleb Gibbs to three privates of Wash 
ington s guard. B. II, pt. 2, 237 

The same to Genls. Lincoln and Dickinson with postscript to latter 
respecting Col. [John] Druykins [DuychinckJ. 



260 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Armstrong, John. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

FEB. 22 Washington [Morristown]. Delay in turning out 

the Pennsylvania militia; distilling practice; pro 
posing establishment of a magazine near Wil 
mington; Dr. [John?] Armstrong s claim to ap 
pointment; Col. [William] Buchanan s plan for 
procuring provisions; deficiencies of the recruit 
ing service. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, Mar. 5. 

13, 317 

[1777] [Buchanan, William]. [Carlisle Pennsylvania]. Plan for 

[FEB. 22?] obtaining provisions for the Army: Establish 

ment of offices of Commissary General of Pro 
visions, Director of Magazines, etc.; issue regu 
lations, etc., etc. 1 p. Enclosed in Armstrong 
to Washington, 1777, Feb. 22. tf, 319 

1777 De Hass, John Philip. Philadelphia. Return of 2d Penn- 

FEB. 22 sylvania regiment commanded by him. Tabu 

lar statement. D. S: Anthony James Morris, 
Lt. Col. 1 p. Enclosed in Gates to Washing 
ton, 1777, Feb. 23. 13, 332 
1777 Hartley, Thomas. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
FEB. 22 Washington, Morristown. Lt. [William ?] Harri 
son; arms and clothing for his regiment ; recruiting 
difficulties; seniority of his commission and that 
of his regiment. A. L. S. 2pp. 13,312 
1777 Humpton, Richard. Philadelphia. Weekly report of llth 
FEB. 22 Pennsylvania regiment commanded by him. 
Tabular statement. D. S: F. Mentges, Maj. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1777, 
Feb. 23. 13, 330 
1777 Nagle, George. Philadelphia. Weekly report of 9th 
FEB. 22 Pennsylvania regiment, commanded by him. 
Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Gates to Washington, 1777, Feb. 23. 13, 333 
1777 Penrose, Joseph. Philadelphia. Weekly return of 10th 
FEB. 22 Pennsylvania regiment commanded by him. 
Tabular statement. D. S: Harmon Stout, Capt. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1777, 
Feb. 23. 14, 1 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Hora- 
FEB. 23 tio] Gates, Philadelphia. Execution of a deserter; 
skirmish near Elizabethtown. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 245 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 261 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 23 [Philip John] Sclmyler [Albany]. Miscellaneous 

military matters ; skirmishing ; capture of loyal 
ist corps by Col. [John] Neilson; strength of 
enemy; probability of an advance from Canada; 
need of troops in Jersey. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. II, pt. 2, 241 

1777 Clinton, George. New Windsor [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 23 Washington, Morristown. Raising militia in 

Orange, Dutchess and Westchester counties; 
Col. [Levi] Pawling s regiment ; obstructing Hud 
son River and artillery necessaiy for its defense ; 
difficulties of obtaining officers. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered, Mar. 3. 14, 3 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 23 [Morristown]. Col. [John Philip] De Haas; back 

wardness of Pennsylvania in raising troops; de 
sertions; Col. [Charles] Rumsey s militia; Lt. 
Col. James Irvine to command at Newtown; in 
oculation of troops from the south; reenlistment 
of troops from Ticonderoga. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

13, 329 

1777 Muhlenberg, Peter. Winchester [Virginia]. To [George] 

FEB. 23 Washington [Morristown]. Condition of his regi 

ment; recruiting and filling of vacancies; re 
quest to change regiment from a rifle to a mus 
ket battalion. A. L. S. 2 pp. 13, 326 
1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Lyme [Connecticut]. To 
FEB. 23 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Seizure of 
vessel and goods from east end of Long Island by 
Lt. [Daniel] Wait; requests directions for their 
disposal; inoculation of troops; suggests at 
tempt on British guards and stores at Hunting- 
ton and Oyster Bay. A. L. S. 4 pp. 13, 320 
1777 Washington, George. To Brig. Gen. David Wooster. See: 
FEB. 24 Wooster to Washington, 1777, Feb. 21. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

FEB. 25 Ham Alexander, Lord Stirling, Baskingridge]. 

Consolidation of Virginia companies and promo 
tion of Capt. [Charles Mynn] Thruston; certifi 
cates and commissions; shoes and stockings. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 247 



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1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Commission to [Capt.] 

FEB. 25 Charles Mynn Thruston as Captain-Commandant 

of a Virginia battalion. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. II, pt. 2, 251 

1777 Baylor, George. Fredericksburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

FEB. 26 Washington [Morristown]. Furnishing clothes 

and accoutrements for his regiment ; various offi 
cers appointed; training the troop; Lt. Col. [Wil 
liam] Nelson s desire to enter the cavalry. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, Mar. 27. 14, 20 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Bell s Farm [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Transmis 

sion of intelligence ; purchase of Dickinson s horse ; 
disposition of plunder; [Col. John] Duychinck. 1 
A. L. S. 1 p. 14, 19 

1777 Lee, Charles. New York. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

FEB. 26 ristown]. His aids, [Majors Jacob] Morris and 

[John Skey] Eustace. A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 17 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 26 Washington [Morristown]. Capt. Smith s accept 

ance of an Independent company; Monmouth s 
calls for reenforcements; its militia and aid given 
the enemy. L. S. 14, 11 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Baskingridge [New 

FEB. 26 Jersey]. To [George] Washington, Morristown. 

Acknowledging commissions; reports of skir 
mishes with enemy; strength and position of 
[Sir William] Howe s Army; death of [Lt.] Col. 
[George] Wilson. A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 8 

[1777] [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] Memorandum of 

[FEB. 26] British force and position of the various brigades. 

1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1777, 
Feb. 26. 14, 10 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 27 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Requesting 

another meeting of Exchange Commissioners; 
protesting against treatment of Lt. Col. [Archi 
bald] Campbell and others. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered, Mar. 3. In Sparks, 4, 556. 14, 22 
1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 
FEB. 27 ton [Morristown]. Application for ordnance 
stores; inoculation of troops; delay of armourers; 
plans for fortifying Lake [Champlain]; criticism 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 263 

of [Lt. Col. Christopher] Pelissier splan; fortifying 
Mount Hope; water-ditch; naval force for Lake 
George. L. S. 4 pp. Answered, Mar. 12. 

14, 25 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Is- 

FEB. 28 rael] Putnam [Princeton]. Release of Capt. 

William Taylor s vessel; minor matters and em- 
plyment of militia. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of George Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 255 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Lt. Col. Archi- 

MAR. l bald Campbell, Massachusetts]. Mitigating the 

severity of his imprisonment. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. E. 53 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Ho- 

MAR. l ratio Gates, Philadelphia]. Deceit as to recruit 

ing; inoculation of Virginia troops; Brig. Gen. 
[John Philip] De Haas and Col. [Nickolas] 
Haussegger. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. II, pt. 2, 257 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Dr. William 

^ AR - 1 Shippen jr., Philadelphia]. Inoculation and pay 

of surgeons. Draft. 1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 261 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Capt. Benjamin 

M AR - l Tallmadge [Connecticut]. Color of horses for the 

light dragoons. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 259 

1777 Shippen, William, jr. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

MAR - l ington, [Morristown]. Inoculation; 2d and 7th 

Virginia regiments; erection of temporary hos 
pitals outside of Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
" Ansd. leave granted" [to erect the hospitals]. 

14, 44 

1777 Humpton, Richard. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

MAR - 2 ratio] Gates [Albany]. Plan for raising a grena 

dier corps. Recent copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Gates to Washington, 1777, Apr. 19. 14, 306 
1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island], To [George] 

MAR - 2 Washington [Morristown]. Need of troops for 

attempt against Rhode Island; impossibility of 
procuring Continental regiments from Massa 
chusetts or Connecticut; collection and building 
of boats; disappointments in obtaining troops 
and difficulty in defending the shore line. L. S. 
4 pp. 14, 46 



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1777 Wooster, David. Ryeneck [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 2 Washington [Morristown]. Inability to persuade 

troops to remain at New Rochelle; weakness of 
his force ; report of British at New York ; actions 
of John and James Stanton of East Chester 
[New York]. A. L. S. 3 pp. 14, 48 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 3 Benedict Arnold, Providence]. His projected 

enterprize; Major-general promotions. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Ford, 5, 270, note. B. II, pt. 2, 271 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

MAR. 3 Cadwalader [Philadelphia]. Acceptance of Con 

tinental Brigadier-ship; inoculation of recruits; 
recovery of arms; peculation of bounties. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. B. II, pt, 2, 279 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. James Cham- 

MAR. 3 bers, Easton. Ordering on Col. [Edward] Hand s 

battalion. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. B. II, pt, 2, 287 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. George 

MAR. 3 Clinton, New Windsor]. Military matters [de 

fenses of the Hudson]. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. B. II, pt. 2, 285 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Ho- 

MAR. 3 ratio Gates, Philadelphia]. Adjutant General 

ship; exchange negotiations. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt. 2, 265 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

MAR. 3 liam Heath, Boston]. Command at Boston. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. II, pt. 2, 267 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Sir William 

MAR. 3 Howe, New York]. Lt. Col. [Archibald] Camp 

bell s complaint; meeting between Lt. Cols. 
[Robert Hanson] Harrison and [William] Wal- 
cott. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. In Sparks, 4, 557. E. 55 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. An- 

MAR. 3 drew Lewis, Virginia ?]. Major-general promo 

tions; resignation. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of George Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 273 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 265 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 3 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Rhode Island]. His 

promotion; inoculation of recruits. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 277 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 3 Enoch Poor, New Hampshire]. His promotion; 

probable resignation of Col. [John] Stark. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt, 2, 275 

The same to Brig. Genls. John Glover and John Paterson. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. Joseph 

MAR. 3 Spencer, Providence, Rhode Island]. Want of 

money; his projected enterprize; troops for 

Ticonderoga; inoculation etc. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. II, pt. 2, 269 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Arte- 

MAR. 3 mas Ward, Boston]. His resignation. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton and 

John Fitzgerald. B. II, pt. 2, 263 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 3 liam] Woodford [Virginia]. Appointment to 

Brigadiership. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 5, 272, note. 

B. II, pt. 2, 283 

1777 Irvine, James. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAR. 3 Washington [Morristown]. Collection of boats 

and guarding of ferries. Recent copy. 1 p. 

14, 60 

1777 Irvine, James. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. Report of 

MAR. 3 boats, etc. at the several ferries on the River 

Delaware from Bristol to Easton. Tabular 

statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Irvine 

to Washington, 1777, Mar. 3. 14, 61 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown.] To [Capt.] Bar- 

MAR. 4 tholomew Burke [Camp?]. Authority and in 

structions to raise a company. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. II, pt. 2, 295 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Ho- 

MAR. 4 ratio] Gates or Commanding Officer at Philadel 

phia. Weakening of Army by expiring enlist- 



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ments; forwarding of recruits; need of reenforce- 
ments; militia. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. II, pt. 2, 289 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. Robert 

MAR. 4 H[anson] Harrison [Headquarters]. Power and 

authority to treat for exchange of prisoners. 
D. S. with seal. 2 pp. In handwriting of and 
countersigned by Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 
5, 273. B. II, pt. 2, 291 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. Instructions to 

MAR. 4 James Mease [Philadelphia]. Clothing the Army ; 

agents; uniforms; clothing supply in the North 
ern states etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 297 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

MAR. 5 Armstrong [Carlisle]. Need of reenforcements; 

magazines; appointments and other matters; 
abuses in the recruiting service; forwarding re 
cruits. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 301 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig- Gen. Alex- 

MAR. 6 ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Requesting re 

turns; abuses of the recruiting service; bounty- 
jumping. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. II, pt. 2, 305 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Sam- 

MAR. 6 uel Holden] Parsons [Lyme]. Exchange of Capt. 

[Samuel] Welles; enlistment of paroled privates; 
forwarding recruits; strength and composition of 
the Army. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 307 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Dr. Wplliam] 

MAR. 6 Shippen, jr. [Philadelphia]. Erection of hospitals 

near Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of George Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 313 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [James 

MAR. 6 Mitchell] Varnum [Rhode Island]. Forwarding 

of recruits; need of men; inoculation etc. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 311 

1777 Febiger, Christian. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 6 ton, Morristown. State of his regiment; scat 

tered condition of the companies; desire of Capts. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 267 

John Paul Schott and James Calderwood to join 
the regiment ; recruiting in Virginia ; inoculation 
of Col. [William] Crawford s regiment. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered, Mar. 19. 14, 70 

1777 Lansing, John, jr. Albany. To Lt. Col. [Francis] Barber 

MAR. 6 [Albany?]. Orders to convey Dr. Thomas Sen- 

down and Loughlin Mclntosh to Gen. Washing 
ton. A. L. S. 1 p. 14, 68 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Lyme [Connecticut]. To 

MAR. c [George] Washington [Morristown]. Hospitals 

and inoculation; forwarding levies; lack of 
troops for a descent on Long Island; account of 
arms, returns and number of troops in Connecti 
cut; recruiting. A. L. S. 4pp. Answered Mar. 
20. Memorandum by Laurens: "All Howe s 
Waggons in the Jersey indicate an instant move, 
the Roads Hurry the Troops to NYk innocu- 
late & send on frequent Returns of them" 

14, 63 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 7 [Morristown]. [John] Cadwalader s declination 

of brigadier s commission; cartel matters; dis 
inclination to accept [the Adjutant-generalship]. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, Mar. 10. 14, 76 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

[George] Washington [Morristown]. Training 
artillery men; small number of troops available 
for work to be accomplished; inadequate garri 
sons for the Highland forts; danger from enemy 
and ease with which he can move against forts. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 10 by Alexander 
Hamilton. 14, 73 

1777 Silliman, G[old] Selleck. Fairneld [Connecticut]. To 

MAR. 7 [George Washington, Morristown]. Movements 

of British ships; design against Fairfield; call for 
assistance. Recent copy. 2 pp. 14, 72 

Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. An- 
drew Lewis, Virginia]. Forwarding recruits to 
the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 317 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

Ham Smallwood, Maryland]. Forwarding of 
recruits. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. II, pt. 2, 319 



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1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 8 [George] Weedon [Virginia]. Forwarding of re 

cruits. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 321 

1777 Jfohnston,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

MAR. 8 Putnam, Princeton], Inoculation of troops. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 315 

1777 Reed, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 8 Morristown]. Col. [Cornelius] Cox s rank; com 

mand of the cavalry, objections of New England 
men, and attitude on the question; explanation 
of his letter to [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee [of 
Nov. 21] and protestations of friendship, etc. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, 4, 537. 14, 78 

1777 Mifflin, Thomas. Reading [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAR. 9 Washington [Morristown]. Has forwarded 

sketches of regulations in Quartermaster Gen 
eral s department; purchase of horses and 
wagons; rise in price of horses; complaints 
against Francis Wade & Co.; settlement of his 
accounts; procuring of tomahawks and other 
articles; unexpected promotion. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered, Mar. 19. 14, 82 

1777 Johnston, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Peter 

MAR. 9 Muhlenberg, Winchester]. Forwarding of re 

cruits; miscellaneous appointments; muskets and 
rifles. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. II, pt. 2, 325 

1777 Johnston, George. Morristown. To Col. James Wood, 

MAR. 9 Winchester. Forwarding of recruits. Auto. 

draft signed. B. II, pt. 2, 327 

1777 Sullivan, John. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 9 Washington, Morristown. Obtaining reenforce- 

ments from [Brig.] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; 
complaint of not being entrusted with a separate 
command. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 352. 14, 80 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [IIo- 

MAR. 10 ratio] Gates [Philadelphia]. [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

Cadwalader s declination of commission; the 
Adjutant-generalship; treatment of Maj. [Rich 
ard W.] Stockton. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 329 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 269 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander]. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 10 Alexander McDougall, Peekskill]. Washington s 

indisposition; inability to furnish men; weak 
ness of Army; designs of British against Phila 
delphia; New York and Connecticut troops at 
Peekskill. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. II, pt. 2, 333 

1777 [Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Lt. Col. [John] 

MAR. 11 Brooks [Camp]. Commission for Maj. [William] 

Hull; recruiting his regiment. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. II, pt. 2, 345 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 11 [Thomas] Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Preparations 

for the campaign; tents. L. S. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. C. C. 152, 3, 589 

The draft by Tilghman is in B, II, pt. 2, 339. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Gold 

MAR. 11 Selleck Silliman, Fail-field, Connecticut]. British 

feints and refusal to weaken the Army [by de 
tachments] in consequence thereof. Draft. 1 
p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. II, pt. 2, 343 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 11 [David] Wooster [Rye, Westchester, New York]. 

His retreat; ordering him toward Kingsbridge; 

release of a flag. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 280. 

B. II, pt. 2, 337 

1777 Arnold, Benedict. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 11 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Efforts to 

obtain troops for attempt on Rhode Island; 
militia and objections to plan proposed; treat 
ment received from Congress; promotion of his 
juniors; readiness to resign. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Apr. 2. In Sparks, Letter s to Wash 
ington, 1, 353. 14, 87 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [William] 

MAR. 11 Maxwell [Westfield, New Jersey]. Troops or 

dered to Quibbletown. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. II, pt. 2, 341 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [the Colonels of 

MAR. 12 Connecticut and Rhode Island troops]. Returns 

of regiments; orders to join the Army. Draft. 



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1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Enclosed in Washington to Parsons and Varnum, 
1777, Mar. 12. B. II, pt. 2, 357 

Cols: Christopher Greene, Israel Angell, Jedidiah Huntington. Charles 
Webb, Samuel Wyllys, John Durkee, Philip Burr Bradley, William 
Douglass, Heman Swift and John Chandler. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [the Colonels of 

MAR. ]2 the New Jersey troops]. Orders to assemble 

recruits at Camp. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Caleb Gibbs. B. II, pt. 2, 361 

Cols: Elias Dayton, Israel Shreve, Matthias Ogden and Ephraim Martin. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [the Colonels of 

MAR. 12 New York troops]. Orders to assemble recruits 

and march to Peekskill. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. Enclosed to 
Gen. McDougall. B. II, pt. 2, 359 

Cols: Goose Van Schaick, Philip Van Cortlandt, Peter Gansevoort, 
Henry Beekman Livingston and Lewis Duboys. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [the Colonels of 

MAR. 12 the Pennsylvania troops]. Orders to forward 

recruits; inoculation etc. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed to 
the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety. 

B. II, pt. 2, 363 

Cols: Edward Hand, James Irvine, Joseph Wood, Francis Johnston, 
Daniel Brodhead, Richard Humpton, William Cooke and Walter Stewart 
and Lt. Cols: William Butler, Henry Bicker, David Grier, George Nagel, 
Adam Hubley and Col. David Hall of Delaware. 

1777 [Washington,] G[eorge], Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 12 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Lyme]. Circular call 

ing for reports on recruiting and state of regi 
ments from Colonels of every State. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 353 

Same to Brig. Gen. James Mitchell Varnuin. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

MAR. 12 John Schuyler, Albany]. Concentration of troops; 

objects of enemy; force at Ticonderoga and 
Peekskill; junction of Eastern and Southern 
troops; miscellaneous matters and conduct of 
Maj. [William] Edmestone. Draft. 5 pp. In 
handwriting of John Walker? Washington and 
Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 5, 281. 

B. II, pt. 2, 347 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 12 [Joseph] Spencer [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Failure of enterprize against Rhode Island; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 271 

British in Jersey and need of troops; inocula 
tion. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 335 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Edward] 

MAR. 12 Stevens [Virginia]. Ordering forward of re 

cruits. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of George 
Johnston. B. II, pt. 2, 365 

Same sent to Cols: Francis Ware, Thomas Price, Mordecai Gist, Josiah 
Carvil Hall, William Richardson, Charles Lewis, William Russell, David 
Mason and Lt. Col. Henry Shryock. 

1777 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Peekskill [New York]. 

MAR. 12 To [George] Washington, Morristown. Pay for 

his regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 

15. 14, 94 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAR. 12 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Col. [Henry 

Beekman] Livingston s regiment; roll calls; gar 
risons of Forts Constitution and Montgomery; 
need of galleys; efforts to fill the regiments; 
effect of Connecticut s large bounty on New 
York enlistments; Maj. [William] Edmestone and 
prisoner negotiation; letter of Committee of New 
York Convention. L. S. 3 pp. 14, 89 

1777 Pennsylvania Colonels. Rank as arranged by the late 

MAR. 12 Council of Safety. A. D. S. of Jacob S. Howell, 

Secy, to the late Council. 1 p. W 

1777 Sackett, Nathaniel. Cromwell s [New York]. To Brig. 

MAR. 12 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill [New 

York]. Request for [Col. Henry Beekman] Liv 
ingston s regiment to guard magazine of sup 
plies. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in McDougall to 
Washington, 1777, Mar. 12. 14, 92 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Phil- 

MAR. 12 emon] Dickinson or commanding officer at Rari- 

tan [New Jersey]. Troops ordered to Bound 
Brook. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. II, pt. 2, 355 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Morristown. To Holt [Charles Hoff] 

MAR. 12 and [Gabriel] Ogden, Hibernia and Pompton Fur 

naces respectively. Ordering shot sent to [Maj.] 
Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 367 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

13 Ham] Heath [Boston]. Massachusetts troops for 



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Ticonderoga and Peekskill; designs of enemy; 
inoculation etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 369 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Joshua Loring 

MAR. 13 [New York]. Frenchmen taken at St. Johns; 

exchange of officers. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. E. 57 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Thomas 

MAR. 13 Mifflin, Philadelphia]. Quartermaster matters; 

under-estimates. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of George Johnston. Extract in Ford, 5, 285. 

C. C. 152, 3, 591 

The draft by Johnston is in B. II, pt. 2, 371. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To[Karitan, Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 13 Philemon Dickinson ? New Jersey]. Unnecessary 

number of officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Richard Kidder Meade. B. II, pt. 2, 373 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Rarit an [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 13 Washington, Morristown. Troops sent to Bound- 

brook; intelligence from Brunswick; health of 
Hessians and British; Morristown their object. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered same day. 14, 100 

1777 Reed, Joseph. Evesham, New Jersey. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 13 ington, Morristown. Declination of [Col. Cor 

nelius] Cox to serve as Commissary [of Prisoners]; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates and the Adjutant- 
Generalcy; horse for Washington. A. L. S. 2 
pp. 14, 98 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge], Morristown. To Col. Edward 

MAR. 14 Hand [Pennsylvania]. Condition of his regiment 

and responsibility therefore. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 377 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Alex- 

MAR. 14 ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Posting of troops 

at the Highlands forts; manning of galleys; com 
pleting the regiments; guard for magazines; in 
oculation; case of Maj. [William] Edmestone; 
Massachusetts troops ordered to Peekskill; troops 
in Westchester county, etc. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison and 
Alexander Hamilton. B. II, pt. 2, 383 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 273 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 14 [Henry] Knox [Boston]. Condition of the artil 

lery corps; need of his presence. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 375 

1777 Thurston, C[harles] M[ynn]. Whipany [Pennsylvania]. 

MAR. 14 To [George Washington, Morristown]. Appreci 

ation of his appointment to command a regiment; 
question of officers. A. L. S. 1 p. 14, 102 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge], Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 15 Alexander McDougall, Peekskill]. Appointment 

for McDougall s son [Ranald S.] Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. II, pt. 2, 387 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

MAR. 15 Sullivan [Evesham? New Jersey]. Imagined 

slights; separate commands. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 

5, 289. B. II, pt. 2, 379 

1777 Towles, O[liver]. Virginia. To George Washington [Mor- 

MAR. 15 ristown]. State of his private business; desire to 

resign. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, Apr. 26. 

14, 103 

1777 Cadwalader, Lambert. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 10 ington [Morristown]. Requests sending in of a 

British officer to cancel parole obligation; raising, 
clothing and equipping troops; Capt. [John] 
Doyle s request. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, 
Mar. 24. 14, 107 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Wasliington 

MAR. 16 [Morristown]. Efforts to forward troops to 

Ticonderoga; difficulty in procuring arms and 
blankets; enlistments; high bounty offered; 
case of Maj. [Jonathan Williams] Austin. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 30. 14, 109 

1777 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 
MAR. 16 George Washington, Morristown. Raising a 
troop of Grays; purchase of the horses and 
money for same; inoculation of troops; lack of 
saddles and bridles; clothing. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Endorsed by Hamilton as answered Mar. 20, de 
siring him to inoculate his regiment and bring 
on the clothing; no money because Col. Sheldon s 
10000 cannot yet be exhausted. 14, 106 

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1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Robert 

MAR. 17 Howe [Georgia]. Project against St. Augustine. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 389 

1777 Baylor, George. Fredericksburg [Virginia]. To [George 

MAR. 17 Washington, Morristown]. Appointment of [Pe 

ter] Presley Thornton, and [John] Stith to his 
regiment; case of [William?] Armistead; slow 
ness of recruiting. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 20. 14, 113 

1777 Miffiin, Thomas. Reading [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAR. 17 Washington [Morristown]. Purchase of wagons; 

making of tents; lack of canvas; tomahawks, 
etc; forwarding teams; continuance as Quarter 
master General. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered, 
Mar. 20. 14, 111 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Maj. 

MAR. 18 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Camp]. To describe to 

Congress condition of the Army; tents, tools etc.; 
pay of horse; need of money; exchange of pris 
oners. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In Ford, 5, 
291. B. II, pt. 2, 391 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. Thomas 

MAR. 18 Mifflin [Reading, Pennsylvania]. Purchase of 

worn down mares for his farm. Transcript. In 

Ford, 5, 292. P. I, 31 

1777 [Ward, Artemas.] Boston. Accounts relative to purchase 

MAR. 18 of arms. A. D. S. by Peleg Wadsworth. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Ward to Washington, 1777, Mar. 20. 

14, 126 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Thom- 

MAR. 19 as] Mifflin [Reading, Pennsylvania]. Quarter 

master business ; office of Wagon-master General ; 
investigation of Commissary Department. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 395 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Al- 

MAR. 20 exander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Preparations of 

enemy to move on Philadelphia; fraud in re 
cruiting service ; a Connecticut instance ; double 
enlistments. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 397 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 275 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Sam- 

MAR. 20 uel Holden] Parsons [Lyme]. Loss of letters; 

inoculation; return of arms and forwarding of 
recruits; plunder of Long Island inhabitants; 
need of reenf orcements ; Col. Charles Webb s 
regiment; returns. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman and George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 399 

1777 Washington, George. To Ma j. Benjamin Tallmadge. See; 

MAR. 20 Tallmadge to Washington, 1777, Mar. 16. 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. John 

MAR. 20 Thornton [Fredericksburg, Virginia]. Offering 

him a majority in regiment to be raised by Col. 

C[harles Mynn] Thruston. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. II, pt. 2, 403 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Lt. Col.] Anthony 

MAR. 20 Walton White [New Brunswick ?]. His being 

overlooked; his character, loose talk etc. Trans 
cript. P. I, 33 

1777 Mackenzie, Robert. New York. To George Washington 

MAR. 20 [Morristown]. Recovery of [Lord Templeton s] 

articles for Col. Robert Stewart. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered, Apr. 29. 14, 119 

1777 Ward, Artemas. Boston. To [George] Wasliington [Mor- 

MAR. 20 ristown]. Settlement of accounts for purchase of 

arms; resignation. L. S. 1 p. 14, 124 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

MAR. 21 thanael] Greene, Philadelphia. Treatment of 

Lt. Col. [Archibald] Campbell and others in re 
taliation for treatment accorded [Maj.] Gen. 
[Charles] Lee. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 405 

1777 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

MAR. 21 [George] Washington, Morristown. Introducing 

a Mr. Griffiths and vouching forjais patriotism; 

need of his presence in England. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

14, 140 

1777 General Court Martial, at Providence [Rhode Island]. 

. 21 Trial of Richard Querry, Peter Nagel and Robert 

Key for desertion. D. S: Jeremiah Olney, Prest. 



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2 pp. Addressed toMaj. Gen. [Joseph] Spencer. 
Enclosed in Spencer to Washington, 1777, Mar. 
26. 14, 132 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Lyme [Connecticut]. To 

M AR - 21 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding 

a regiment to Washington s assistance; abandon 
ment of project against Long Island; arms for 
levies; want of medicines; difficulties in raising 
men; energy of the Connecticut Assembly; ne 
cessity of a draft; desire for orders. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 14, 130 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Na- 

MAR. 22 thanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. Exchange nego 

tiations; intention of Congress toward Lt. Col. 
[Archibald] Campbell and the Hessian field offi 
cers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. II, pt. 2, 407 

1777 Elliott, Thomas. King William [County, Virginia]. To 

MAR. 22 George Washington [Morristown]. State of 

health and delay in joining the Army; recruiting 

his regiment. Recent copy. 1 p. 14, 142 

1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To Lt. Col. 

MAR. 22 William Walcott, Brunswick. Settling next 

meeting [of Exchange Commissioners]; case of 
Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee; refusal of exchange of 
[Gov. William] Franklin for [Col. Ethan] Allen. 
Auto, draft signed. E. 59 

1777 Reed, Joseph. Evesham, New Jersey. To [George Wash- 

MAR. 22 ington, Morristown]. Declination of Col. [Corne 

lius] Cox to serve as Commissary of Prisoners; 
congratulates Washington on recovery from ill 
ness. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1777 Shreve, Israel. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 22 Washington, Morristown. Difficulty in obtain 

ing returns of his regiment; impediments to re 
cruiting. A. L. S. 2 pp. Noted by Harrison 
as answered Mar. 26 that returns are so essential 
can be no longer dispensed with. 14, 144 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj .] Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 23 liam] Heath [Boston]. Urgent need of troops. 

Draft. 1 p. In hand writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 409 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 277 

1777 Hay, A[nn] Hawkes. Haverstraw [New York]. To 

MAR. 23 [George Washington, Morristown]. Burning of 

Peekskill by the enemy; militia. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 4, 33 

1777 Bradley, Phillip B[urr]. Kidgefield [Connecticut]. To 

MAR. 24 [George] Washington, Morristown. Pay ab 

stracts of his regiment; question of pay to pris 
oners. A. L. S. 1 p. Noted by Harrison as 
answered Mar. 29: "On this Letter 26,000 Dollrs 
were paid Hezekiah Rogers for Colo. Bradley. 
Abstract was made up wrong, it included all the 
persons taken at Fort Washington." 14, 149 

1777 Brown, W[illiam]. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAR. 24 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Breaking 

up of the hospitals; Col. [James] Read s condi 
tion and need of Dr. [Alexander] Skinner s pres 
ence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 147 

1777 Debasmarein, Recules and Raimbaux & Co. Bordeaux 

MAR. 24 [France]. To [George Washington, Morristown]. 

Praise of his course. L. S. 2 pp. (In French) 

14, 151 

1777 Schott, John Paul. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

MAR. 24 ton, Morristown]. Requests warrant for money 

for arms and blankets. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Mar. 29. Ordered to march his men to 
Morristown. Warrant for $300. sent. 14, 146 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander]. Morristown. To Joshua Loring 

MAR. 25 [New York]. Exchange of Dr. Thomas Sendown 

and Loughlin Mclntosh for Dr. Samuel McKensie 

and Daniel Frink. Auto, draft signed. E. 61 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 25 [Morristown]. Arrival of a store-ship from 

France; opportuness of the supply of arms; 
need of clothing and blankets for troops for 
warding to the Northward; scarcity of arms and 
blankets ; forwarding powder and lead to Spring 
field; application for men for Rhode Island; 
Washington s illness. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 5. 14, 155 

1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. Norwich [Connecticut]. To 

MAR. 25 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Regret at 

small size of his regiment; small-pox; applica- 



278 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

tlons of officers and men for pay, arms, clothing 
etc. lost in the battle of Long Island; requests 
directions. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 25 ton [Morristown]. Enemy s intentions; danger 

of Ticonderoga; defection to be apprehended 
from inhabitants; Schuyler s disposition of troops 
on the Northern frontier; decision as to Maj. 
[William] Edmestone; affrays with Indians [at 
Sabbath Day Point, Lake George and elsewhere]. 
L. S. 4 pp. 14, 153 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Ticonderoga. To the President and 

MAR. 25 Council of Massachusetts [Boston]. Skirmish 

at Sabbath Day Point; expectation of enemy s 
advance; urges forward troops. Contemporary 
copy attested by John Avery. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Heath to Washington, 1777, Apr. 1. 14, 185 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Dr. William 

MAR. 26 Shippen, jr., Philadelphia]. Hospital matters. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. II, pt. 2, 411 

1777 Washington, George. To Col. Israel Shreve. See: Shreve 

MAR. 26 to Washington, 1777, Mar. 22. 

1777 Arnold, B[enedict]. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Washing 

ton s health; abandonment of proposed attempt 
against Rhode Island; strength of British and 
indications of their intent to evacuate Rhode 
Island; superseded in rank; requests court of 
inquiry. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 2. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 359. 

14, 157 

1777 Hazard, [Ebenezer]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 26 Washington, Morristown. Arrival of a store- 

ship from France. A. L. S. in 3d person. 

C. C. 152, 4, 31 

1777 Hoff, Christopher, jr. Hibernia Furnace [Morris County, 

MAR. 26 New Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Morris- 

town]. Inhabitants joining the enemy. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. C. C. 152, 4, 31 

[1777] Nagle, Peter, Robert Key and Richard Querry. Memo- 

[MAR. 26J randum of facts relating to, which do not appear 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 279 

in the court-martial proceedings. 2 pp. En 
closed in Spencer to Washington, 1777, Mar. 26. 

14, 135 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George 

MAR. 26 Washington, Morristown]. Expectation of Brit 

ish evacuation of Rhode Island; small-pox among 
the troops; death sentence [of Peter Nagel, 
Robert Key and Richard Querry] by a court- 
martial and additional facts in the case. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Apr. 3. 14, 134 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. George 

MAR. 27 Weedon, Philadelphia]. Promotions [to Majori 

ties] for [John] Thornton and [William Augustine] 
Washington; prevalent disregard of orders by 
officers; leave of absence; Virginia officers ordered 
to join the Army. Draft. 3pp. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. B. II, pt, 2, 413 

1777 Eustace, Charles. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To Lt. Col. 

MAR. 27 [Robert Hanson] Harrison [Morristown]. Lord 

Cornwallis s wish to postpone proposed meeting 

of Exchange Commissioners. Recent copy. 1 p. 

14, 159 

1777 Sargent, Paul Dudley. Boston. Certificate of capture of 

MAR. 27 William Browne in September 1776. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col.] Joseph 

MAR. 28 Trumbull [Lebanon], Disregard of orders to 

join the Army; confusion and disorder in the 

Commissary Department. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 417 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington, Mor- 

MAR. 28 ristown. Regiments ordered to Peekskill and 

Ticonderoga; chance of British force from Can 
ada landing on the New England coast; report of 
British reenforcement at Rhode Island; un 
easiness of Brig. Gen. [Preudhomme] de Borre and 
other French officers in Boston. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 18. 14, 161 

1777 Wooster, David. New Haven [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 28 Washington [Morristown]. Court-martial of Wil 

liam Stone and Alexander Fulton; failure of 
Connecticut to raise its quota of troops; British 
seizure of horses on Long Island. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 12. 14, 164 



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1777 Washington, George. To Col. Philip Burr Bradley. See: 

MAR. 29 Bradley to Washington, 1777, Mar. 24. 

1777 Washington], G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. [Gen. 

MAR. 29 Samuel Holden] Parsons [Lyme]. Forwarding 

of recruits; laxity of recruiting officers. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. II, pt. 2, 419 

Same to Genls. Varnum and Heath. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 29 [Enoch] Poor [New Hampshire]. Forwarding re 

cruits to Ticonderoga ; recruiting service. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. II, pt, 2, 421 
1777 Washington, George. To Capt. John Paul Schott. See: 

MAR. 29 Schott to Washington, 1777, Mar. 24. 

1777 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAR. 29 [George] Washington, Morristown. Account of 

British foray at Peekskill; pay for his regiment. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 172 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 29 Washington [Morristown]. Account of British 

descent upon Peekskill; his retreat; skirmish 
and retreat of British. L. S. 7 pp. Answered 
Apr. 2. 14, 168 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 30 liam] Heath [Boston]. Arming and marching re 

cruits to Peekskill and Ticonderoga; case of for 
mer Maj. [Jonathan Williams] Austin. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. II, pt. 2, 423 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. William [R.] 

MAR. 30 Lee [Boston]. Offering position of Adjutant Gen 

eral. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. II, pt. 2, 427 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col. Timothy 

MAR. 30 Pickering, jr., Salem, Massachusetts]. Urging 

acceptance of Adjutant-Generalship; Col. Wil 
liam Lee alternative choice. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 
Ford, 5, 299, note. B. II, pt. 2, 425 

1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To [Capt.] 

MAR. 30 Charles Eustace. Agreeing to meet [Lt.] Col. 

[William] Walcott. Copy by Richard Varick. 

E. 63 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 281 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 31 George Clinton, Fort Montgomery]. Design of 

British against the Highlands; reenforcements. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. II, pt. 2, 431 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. Benja- 

MAR. 31 min Flower, Philadelphia. Stamping of arms 

and accoutrements to prevent theft. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. II, pt. 2, 433 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 31 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Destruction 

of stores at Peekskill; future move of British; 

reenforcements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Richard Kidder Meade. B. II, pt. 2, 429 

1777 General Court-martial. Windham, Connecticut. Pro- 

MAR. 31 ceedings in case of William Placey for double 

enlistment. D. S: Thos. Dyer, Prest. Attested 

by Hezekiah Bissell, Judge Advocate. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in 1777, Apr. 8. 14, 211 

[1777] Anonymous. Information of strength of British in New 

[MAR.] York and Long Island; prisoners; forts; troops 

in the city; [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; ships in 
harbor. 2 pp. Enclosed in Parsons to Washing 
ton, 1777, Apr. 8. 14, 214 

1777 Greene, Christopher. Arrangement of officers of his regi- 

[MAR.] ment [1st Rhode Island]. 1 p. 115, 54 

1777 Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

MAR. ton, Morristown]. Chance of settling the cartel 

question; Congress and the need of troops; 
Maryland and North Carolina regiments; de 
fenses of Philadelphia; Quartermaster s Depart 
ment return; magazine at Carlisle [Pennsylvania] ; 
casting howitzers; need of money impressed upon 
Congress ; deliberation and waste of time in Con 
gress; rank; arrival of arms from France at 
Philadelphia and Charleston; Secret Committee s 
expectations of arms, ammunition and cannon. 
A. L. S. 6 pp. 14, 177 

[1777] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Proposed queries respecting 

MAR. an exchange of prisoners. A. D. 4 pp. 

C. C. 152, 4, 5 



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[1777] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Estimate of American pris- 

[MAR.] oners in hands of the British. A. D. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 4, 13 

[1777] Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. To [George Washington, 

[MAR.] Morristown]. State of his regiment. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 14, 174 

[1777] Walcott, William and Robert Hanson Harrison. Negoti- 

[MAR.] ations for an exchange of prisoners. Proposi 

tions by Harrison and objections to same by 
Walcott. Contemporary copy by Harrison. 

2 pp. C. C. 152, 4, 9 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Elias Boudinot 

APR. 1 [New Jersey]. Duties of a Commissary [General] 

of Prisoners; offering the appointment. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. In Ford, 5, 299. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 3 

[1777] [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. 

[APR. l] Charles Lee, New York]. Refusal of Congress 

to consent to an interview [through a commit 
tee] with Lee; his exchange. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. (Muti 
lated.) In Sparks, 4, 373. B. Ill, pt. 1, 1 

1777 Glover, John. Marblehead [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

APR. l Washington [Morristown]. Declining a Brig 

adier s commission; difficulty in raising men; 
recommends a three year embargo; arms from 
France; Massachusetts consideration of adopting 
[William R.] Lee s, [David] Henley s and [Henry] 
Jackson s regiments. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 25. 14, 189 

1777 Grayson, William. Dumfries [Virginia]. To [George 

APR. l Washington, Morristown]. Disappointment in 

recruiting; interception of letters to Washington; 
need of accoutrements, medicines; reducing regi 
ment from ten to eight companies; inoculation 
of troops. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Apr. 12. 

14, 187 

1777 Heath, Wfilliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. l [Morristown]. Introducing Chevalier Mauduit 

du Plessis; Col. [Anthony] Wayne s letter from 

Ticonderoga; forwarding regiments. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 14, 183 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 283 

1777 Webb, Samuel B[latchley]. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. 

APR. 1 To [George] Washington, Morristown. Difficulty 

in obtaining returns of his regiment; small-pox; 
recruiting; need of arms. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Apr. 7. 14, 181 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ben- 

APR. 2 edict] Arnold [Providence]. His Major-gen- 

eralcy; action of Congress. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 

304. B. Ill, pt. 1, 13 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. Henry 

APR. 2 B[eekman] Livingston [Peekskill]. State of his 

regiment; lack of money. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 9 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 2 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Loss of 

stores at Peekskill; responsibility. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 7 

[1777] Allen, John. New York. To Maj . Apollos Morris, Phila- 

APR. 2 delphia. His political queries; their reception 

had they been offered by a person having influ 
ence. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Morris to 
Washington, 1777, May 29. W 

1777 Walcott, William. Hillsborough Township [New Jersey]. 

APR. 2 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. Demand 

for fulfilling previous agreements of exchange; 
Washington s " groundless and unprecedented" 
objections; case of Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by Harrison: " Ansd. 
9th in Letter to Genl. Howe, vid Lord Corn- 
wallis Letter 3 April in Genl. Howe Letter 21 
April & 22d May" 14,194 

A copy by Richard Kidder Meade Is among the Washington, Miscel 
laneous. 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. Jedidiah 

APR. 3 Huntingdon [Connecticut]. Ordering forward 

regiment; completion of same; recruits, arms 
etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 21 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

- 3 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [New Haven]. For 

warding of new recruits; preparations of enemy; 



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need of troops; brigading Connecticut troops 

and orders. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In 

Ford, 5, 304. B. Ill, pt. 1, 15 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Goose Van 

APR. 3 Schaick, Albany. Route of Massachusetts troops 

to the Hudson; instructions; pease. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 31 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 3 [Joseph] Spencer [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Sentence of death for desertion; withdrawal of 
British from Rhode Island; weak state of Rhode 
Island regiments. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 11 
1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 
APR. 3 James Mitchell Varnum, Providence], Delay in 
inoculating Rhode Island troops; ordering troops 
forward. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. B. Ill, pt. 1, 19 
1777 Livingston, James. Albany. To George Washington, 
APR. 3 Morristown. Need of money for recruiting; re 
quests commissions for his officers; resignation. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Noted by Tilghman as an 
swered and order given commanding officer of 
Northern Department to furnish necessary 
money. 14, 192 
1777 [McDongall, Alexander.] Peekskill [New York]. To 
APR. 3 [Brig.] Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons [New Lon 
don, Connecticut]. Question of issuing arms to 
troops; repairs. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 12. 14, 245 
1777 Johnston, George. Morristown. To [Lt. Col. Angus Mc- 
APR. 4 Donald, Winchester? Virginia]. Money and in 
structions for recruiting his regiment and offer 
ing him the Colonelcy. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 23 

1777 Mason, David. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

APR. 4 Washington, Morristown. Difficulty in giving 

a state of his regiment; want of a Major; Lt. Col. 
[James] Innis s case. Recent copy. 1 p. An 
swered, Apr. 18. 14, 200 
1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. New Haven [Connecticut]. 
APR. 4 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. For- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 285 

warding troops to the Army ; inability to procure 
returns; exertions to raise men; memorandum of 
numbers sent. A. L. S. 3 pp. 14, 196 

1777 Price, Thomas. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George] 

APR. 4 Washington [Morristown]. Weak state of his 

regiment; resignation of officers. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 12. 14, 198 

1777 Virginia, Council. Williamsburg. Proceedings. Rec- 

Am. 4 ommendation to Col. David Mason to forward his 

troops under command of Lt. Col. [James] Innis. 
Contemporary copy attested by Archibald Blair. 
1 p. Enclosed in Mason to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 4. 14, 202 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. James 

APR. 5 Clinton, Fort Montgomery. Route of Massachu 

setts recruits to the Hudson ; instructions. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 29 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

APU. 5 Ham] Heath [Boston]. Arming Massachusetts 

troops; collection and repair of arms; excuse of 
lack of clothing; forwarding recruits; route of 
march to the Hudson and instructions. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 25 

[1777] lee, Charles. New York. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

Ai R- 5 ristown]. Regret at Congress non-compliance 

with his request [to send a committee to New 

York]. A. L. S. 1 p. 14, 203 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. Proclamation of 

APR. pardon to deserters. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 

writing of Caleb Gibbs. In Ford, 5, 307. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 33 

1777 Magaw, Robert. Flatbush, Long Island. To [George] 

APR. 6 Washington [Morristown]. Distressed situation 

of American officers, prisoners on Long Island, for 
want of pay and necessaries. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Apr. 29. W 

1777 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. New Haven [Connecticut]. 

APR. 6 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. For 

warding troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 205 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Na- 

APR. 7 thaniel Heard, New Jersey]. Officers and pay of 



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the militia; attention to returns. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 
Ford, 5, 308. B, III, pt, 1, 35 

Same to Brig. Gen. William Winds. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. Samuel 

APR. 7 Blatchley Webb, Wethersfield, Connecticut]. 

Weakness of his battalion; purchase of arms; 
disobedience of officers; forwarding of recruits 
etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of George 
Johnston. In part in Ford, 5, 308, note. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 37 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. Joseph 

APR. 7 Reed or Col. Cornelius ? Cox, Philadelphia]. Cap 

ture of an American spy by mistake; measures 
for his release. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 5, 310. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 41 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To Commanding 

APR. 7 Officer of 1st, 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 9th Virginia 

Regiments. Clothing for troops. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 39 

Cols: James Read, Thos. Marshall, Thos. Elliott, Josiah Parker, Lt. 
Col. James Hendricks and Col. Geo. Matthews. Same sent also to Col. 
Theodorick Bland. 

1777 Patton, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

APR. 7 Morristown]. Slowness in recruiting; small al 

lowance for recruiting; Pennsylvania s allow 
ance to recruiting officers. A. L. S. 1 p. 14, 209 
1777 Smith, Granville. [Virginia.] To Col. William Grayson, 

APR. 7 Dumfries. Ill success in recruiting; readiness to 

resign. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Grayson to 
Washington, 1777, Apr. 8. 14, 219 

1777 Thornton, John. Fredericksburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

APR. 7 Washington, Morristown. Accepting commis 

sion. A. L. S. 1 p. 14, 207 

1777 Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 8 ton, Morristown. Samuel Kersley and payment 

of his recruiting expenses; other officers; inten 
tions of British. A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 228 
1777 Broglie, Comtede. Paris. To [George Washington, Morris- 
APR. 8 town]. Introducing Vicomte de Mauroy. A. L.S. 
2pp. (In French). 14,224 
1777 General Court-Martial, Norwich, Connecticut. Proceed- 
APR. 8 ings in trial of Minor Allen for double enlistment. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 287 

D. S. : John Durkee, Prest. Attest, Elihu Mar 
vin, Depy. Judge Advocate. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Parsons to Washington, 1777, Apr. 15. 

14, 280 

1777 General Court-Martial, Norwich, Connecticut. Proceed- 

APR. 8 ings in trial of John Watson for desertion and 

double enlistment. D. S: John Durkee, Prest. 
Attest, Elihu Marvin, Depy. Judge Advocate. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 15. 14, 279 

1777 Grayson, William. Dumfries [Virginia]. To [George 

APR. 8 Washington, Morristown]. Purchase of medi 

cines; state of the recruiting and Capt. Granville 
Smith s report; request of Hessian officers for 
release from close confinement. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 18. 14, 217 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. New London [Connecticut]. 

[APR.] 8 To [George Washington, Morristown]. Delay 

and suspicious appearance of wrapper of Wash 
ington s letter of Mar. 6; call for returns; lethargy 
of the country in raising troops; lackness of re 
cruiting officers; sends court-martial proceedings 
[of William Placey] for approval; forwarding 
troops; enlistments to next January only as a 
means of obtaining men. A. L. S. 4 pp. An 
swered Apr. 19. 14, 212 

[1777] [Parsons, Samuel Holden.] New London. Return of re- 

[APR. 8] cruits in battalions raised in Connecticut. Num 

bers by regiments. 1 p. Enclosed in Parsons 
to Washington, 1777, Apr. 8. 14, 210 

1777 [Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Sir William] 

APR. 9 Howe [New York]. Misrepresentations in Lt. 

Col. William Walcott s demand; motives prompt 
ing Washington s conduct in exchange of pris 
oners; condition of those sent out by the British; 
Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee s case. Draft. 9 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 
Ford, 5, 311. E. 65 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Maj. 

APR. 9 Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. Hastening 

forward recruits from Philadelphia; brigading of 
Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia troops; re 
turns, equipment etc. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 43 



288 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col. Thomas 

APR. 9 Hartley, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Permission 

to [Lt.] Col. [James] Wilkinson to act as aide to 

[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates and promotion of 

Major [Morgan] Connor to the vacancy. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 47 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 9 [Morristown]. Troops forwarded; state of the 

recruiting; condition of the recruiting service; 
want of powder for the Continental frigates; 
land grants to soldiers; inadequate pay of the 
regimental surgeons; loss of the Cabot; need of 
money; news from France. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered, Apr. 19. 14, 215 

1777 Pickering, Timothy, jr. Salem [Massachusetts]. To 

APR. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Declination 

of appointment as Adjutant General. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Apr. 25. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 365. 14, 231 

1777 Pickering, Timothy, jr. Salem [Massachusetts] To 

APR. 9 [George Washington, Morristown]. Accepting 

appointment as Adjutant-General. A. L. S. 
1 p. 14, 270 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wi\- 

APR. 10 liam] Heath, Boston. Application from Massa 

chusetts for arms and blankets; action of the 
State in hoarding up supplies; powder; names of 
Colonels; Brigade-majors and influence in their 
appointments. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. In 
Ford, (with minor omissions) 5, 318. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 49 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 10 [Thomas] Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Preparations 

of enemy; secret service arrangements; prepara 
tions to defend Philadelphia. Draft. 2pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In part in 
Ford, 5, 320. B. Ill, pt. 2, 53 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To James Mease 

APR. 10 [Philadelphia]. Massachusetts application for 

blankets. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 55 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 289 

1777 Gridley, Richard. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 10 [Morristown]. Payment for ordnance cast at 

Stoughtonham furnace. , A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Apr. 19. 14, 233 

1777 Morris, Jacob. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

APR. 10 Morristown. Refusal of a commission; reasons. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. 14, 235 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [John] Pat- 

APR. 12 ton [Philadelphia]. Forwarding of troops; crimes 

of recruiting officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of John Fitzgerald. B. Ill, pt. 1, 63 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. Thomas 

APR. 12 Price, Annapolis, Maryland]. State of his regi 

ment; forwarding recruits. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 61 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 12 [Anthony] Wayne [Ticonderoga]. Ordering him 

to headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 1, 59 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 12 [David] Wooster [New Haven, Connecticut]. 

Death sentence of William Stone confirmed, Alex 
ander Fulton pardoned. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 57 

1777 Connecticut, Governor and Council. [Lebanon] Resolve 

APR. 12 and Proclamation for filling the State s quota of 

Continental troops. Broadside. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Parsons to Washington, 1777, Apr. 15. 14, 278 

1777 Hendricks, James. Near Bonumtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 12 [George] Washington, Morristown. State of the 

6th [Virginia] regiment; his exertions and the 

unfounded criticisms. A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 239 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 
APR. 12 Washington [Morristown]. Loss of stores; in 
oculation of troops; collecting Gansevoort s 
regiment; state of arms, loss and suggestion for 
marking same; captures of horses and cattle by 
Rogers Rangers; need of cavalry; removal of 
artillery to Fredericksburg; militia scouting 
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party; measure of the New York Convention for 
raising men for the standing army; intentions of 
British. L. S. 7pp. Answered Apr. 16. 14,241 
1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 12 [Morristown]. Blankets for Massachusetts troops 

from supply from France; clothing for Southern 
troops and for Col. [Stephen] Moylan s regiment; 
clothing material worked up. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 17. 14, 247 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Baskingridge [New 

APR. 12 Jersey]. To [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton, 

Morristown. Route of Col. [Alexander] McClana- 
chan s troops; dismissal of those whose terms 
have expired; appointment of [William] Wil- 
cocks [aid to Stirling] ; requests anything in gen 
eral orders that relates to troops at Basking 
ridge. A. L. S. 1 p. In Hamilton, Works of 
Hamilton, 1, 21. Haml. 2, 10 

1777 Johnston, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Peter] 

APR. 13 Muhlenberg [Winchester, Virginia]. Command 

of a Virginia brigade; collecting and equipping 
the troops. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 65 

1777 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Savannah [Georgia]. To George 

APR. 13 Washington [Morristown]. Situation of troops; 

numbers, recruiting, etc.; discipline of the light 
horse; skirmishes with British; apprehension of 
an Indian war. A. L. S. 3 pp. 14, 255 

1777 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. Morristown. [Lt.] Col. 

APR. 13 [James] Hendricks [Near Bonumtown, New Jer 

sey]. Condition of his regiment; resignation etc. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. Ill, pt. 1, 67 

1777 Sheldon, Elisha. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

APR. 13 Washington, Morristown. Equipping his regi 

ment; delay and high price of materials. L. S. 
2 pp. 14, 253 

1777 Stadler, John. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

APR. 13 Washington [Morristown]. Pay and rank; resig 

nation from Army to enter the State service. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 14, 259 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] Mptchell]. Providence [Rhode Island]. 

APR. 13 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. Wash 

ington s orders for inoculation of troops; un- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 291 

deserved criticism ; close attention to the service 
and handicaps labored under; forwarding troops. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 14, 251 

1777 Baylor, George. Fredericksburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

APR. 14 Washington, Morristown. State of his regiment; 

vacancy caused by death of Capt. [John] Wash 
ington. A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 274 

1777 Johnston, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Na- 

APR. 14 thaniel] Heard [Millstone]. Panic and retreat of 

his brigade [on reported advance of the enemy]; 
orders a return to his position; proportion of 
officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. B. Ill, pt. 1, 71 

1777 Johnston, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Adam 

APR. 14 Stephen, Chatham, New Jersey]. Courts-mar 

tial, [Brig.] Gen. [Peter] Muhlenberg and minor 
military matters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 69 

1777 Malmedy, [Francois, Marquis de]. Morristown. To 

APR. 14 [George] Washington [Morristown] . His rank. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 14, 258 

1777 Moylan, Stephen. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 14 [New Jersey]. Forwarding part of his regiment 

from Baltimore; training the men and need of 

equipment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 266 

1777 Pickering, Timothy, jr. Salem [Massachusetts]. To 

APR. 14 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Amplifying 

his reasons for refusing the Adjutaiit-generalcy; 
willingness to accept Washington s determina 
tion. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 25. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 368. 14, 268 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

APR - 14 Washington^ [Morristown]. Falsity of rumors of 

British evacuation of Rhode Island; assembling 
of troops for projected attack on Rhode Island; 
inoculation; weakness of his force; efforts to 
get States to fill their quotas. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Apr. 21. 14, 264 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George 

APR - 14 Washington, Morristown]. Scattered state of 

outposts; case of Capt. [Andrew?] Russell and 

his company. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 271 



292 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Commission to Elias 

APR. 15 Boudinot as Commissary General of Prisoners. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 1, 73 

1777 Haynes, John. Bedford [New York]. Deposition as to 

APR. 15 British spies measuring the Delaware River; 

enemy s intentions; prices in Rhode Island. 
D. S. Sworn before Ebenezer Ward. 1 p. En 
closed in McDougall to Washington, 1777, Apr. 
17. 14, 297 

1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. No wich [Connecticut]. To [George] 

AFR. 15 Washington, Morristown. Filling the Continental 

battalions and difficulties of equipping troops; 

scarcity of blankets; forwarding French arms. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 21. 14, 281 

1777 Parsons, Samuel Holden. Lyme [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 15 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Delay in 

forwarding troops; small-pox; lethargy in rais 
ing men; Connecticut s proclamation; clothing 
matters; inoculation; arms; pay due prison 
ers; exchange of tories for Continental soldiers; 
strength of regiments; court-martial proceed 
ings ; need of money. In handwriting of a secre 
tary. 4 pp. Answered Apr. 23. 14, 276 

1777 Bissett, James. [Morristown?] Answers to questions: 

APR. 16 Size of his company; provisions and forage; no 

talk of moving. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man, who has noted: "appears very ignorant 

. . . . or pretends to be so " 1 p. W 

1777 Driver, Joseph. [Morristown?] Answers to questions?" 

APR. 16 Size of his company; provisions and forage; 

strength of reenforcement expected from [Sir 
Guy] Carleton; size of [Maj. Gen. William] 
Howe s army. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man, who has noted: "most extravagent in all 
his accounts." 1 p. W 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 16 [Morristown]. Forwarding troops; inoculation; 

[Samuel] Pitt s horse; powder delivered Massa 
chusetts by order of Congress; the change of 
route of troops forwarded; repair of arms; 
strength of enemy in Rhode Island; payment of 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 293 

Continental officers in that state; [Brig.] Gen. 
[John] Glover s indecision over his commission. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Apr. 26. 14, 289 
1777 Powell, Levin. London County [Virginia]. To Col. Wil- 

A.PR. 16 Ham Grayson, Dumfries [Virginia]. Inocula 

tion of troops; recruiting and [Capt. John] 
McGuire s experience. A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 25 
1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

APR. 16 Washington [Morristown]. Fortifying Fort Is 

land and Red Bank; troops ordered to Bristol; 
removal of stores from the city; supplies in pri 
vate hands; building boats. L. S. 2 pp. 

14, 287 

[1777] Washington, George. List of officers appointed to the 
[APR. 17] sixteen Additional Continental Regiments. A. D. 

1 p. A. II, 271 

1777 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 17 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Inocula 

tion of troops; regimental spirit; repair and 
stamping of arms; removal of stores from the 
river; enemy s plan of campaign; militia reen- 
forcements for the Highlands; stores at Phila 
delphia and miscellaneous matters; the surprise 
at Bound Brook; expresses. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of George Johnston and Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. Ill, pt. 1, 93 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 17 [William] Maxwell [Camp]. Concentration of 

troops preparatory to opening campaign; inoc 
ulation; returns. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 75 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To James Mease 

APR. 17 [Philadelphia], f 1 ; hing matters; colors of uni 

forms, estimates etc. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 83 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Jacob Morris, 

APR. 17 Philadelphia. Circumstances of his resignation. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. Ill, pt. 1, 81 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Commanding 

APR. 17 Officer of the German battalion [Camp]. Ab 

sentees; preparation for campaign. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 79 



294 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Albany Committee. Return of wheat and flour in Albany 

APR. 17 county which can be spared for the Continental 

service. Contemporary copy by John Lansing, 

jr. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 

1777, Apr. 30. 15, 96 

1777 Court of Inquiry, Chatham [New Jersey]. On absence of 

APR. 17 Lt. [William] Bradford and case of Capt. [An 

drew?] Russell. D. S. : George Mathews, Prest. 
1 p. Enclosed in Stephen to Washington, 
1777, Apr. 20. 15, 2 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 17 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Securing 

persons engaged in service of the enemy; death 
sentences; number of Connecticut militia; move 
ment of British ships; conduct of Lt. Wells; 
[buck-]shot in British cartridges. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered. 14, 295 

1777 Mason, David. Dumfries, Virginia. To [George Wash- 

APR. 17 ington, Morristown]. Inoculation and state of 

his regiment; troops from the South; clothing 

and arms. L. S. 2 pp. 14, 293 

1777 Scott, William. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

APR. 17 ristown]. Inability to raise , a company of 

rangers. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 26 with 

orders to return the recruiting money to Genl. 

Heath. 14, 391 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Dr. [Isaac] 

APR. 18 Foster [Danbury, Connecticut]. Delay in inoc 

ulation of troops; lack of medicines. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 105 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 18 liam] Heath [Boston]. Forwarding troops to 

Ticonderoga and Peekskill; field officers; cases 
of Chevalier Preudhomme de Borre* and Mons. 
Faneuil; paymaster and other matters. (Apr. 
19) Poor quality of powder; bounty; need of 
money. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 89 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Alex- 

APR. 18 ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Execution of 

court-martial sentences; inoculation; embarka 
tion of British at Staten Island; buck-shot [in 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 295 

British] cartridges; increase of pay of brigade- 
majors and chaplains; design of enemy; impor 
tance of the Highlands. Draft. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman and Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 1, 99 

1777 Johnston, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col. William Gray- 

APR. 18 son, Dumfries, Virginia]. Medicines; [Maj.] 

Gen. [Charles] Lee. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 103 

1777 Johnston, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col. David Mason, 

APR. 18 Dumfries, Virginia]. Forwarding his battalion. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. Ill, pt. 1, 101 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Chevalier [Preud- 

APR. 19 homme] de Borre" [Boston]. His commission as 

Brigadier; orders to join the army. Draft. 1 
p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 117 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Col. Richard 

APR. 19 Gridley, Boston]. Settlement of an account. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 123 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 19 [Nathaniel] Heard [Millstone, New Jersey]. Or 

dering militia to head-quarters. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Nathanael Greene and Caleb 
Gibbs. B. Ill, pt. 1, 119 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ben- 

APR. 19 jamin] Lincoln [on the lines]. Shifting of troops. 

Draft. Ip. In handwriting of Nathanael Greene. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 111 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Ap K- 19 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Lyme]. Suspected 

opening of a letter; backwardness in completion 
of Connecticut regiments; court-martial sen 
tences; militia and length of enlistments; con 
centration of enemy s troops; increased pay of 
certain ranks. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 113 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. Elisha 

APR - 19 Sheldon [Connecticut]. Money to complete his 

regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of George 

Johnston. B. Ill, pt. 1, 121 



296 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

APR. 19 ristown]. Troops expected; purchase of pease; 

flour supply; disaffection of people in Albany; 
mismanagement in forwarding stores; conduct 
of wagoners; requests names of officers ordered 
to Northern Department; lack of money; Col. 
[Richard] Humpton s plan for a grenadier corps. 
A. L. S. 6 pp. Answered Apr. 28. 14, 302 

1777 Johnston, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Adam 

APR. 19 Stephen, Chatham, New Jersey]. Orders to take 

the field; money for secret intelligence. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. Ill, pt. 1, 109 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 20 George Clinton, New Windsor]. Design of ene 

my; Philadelphia and the North River; calling 
out the militia; abuses; chain across North 
River etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. Ill, pt. 1, 127 

Clinton was chosen Governor of New York on this date but Washington 
continued to correspond with him in his capacity of Brigadier In the 
Continental Army, which he did not resign. 

1777 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge], Morristown. To Col. Robert 

APR. 20 Magaw [Long Island]. Relief of prisoners. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 1, 131 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 20 [Adam] Stephen [Chatham, New Jersey]. Offi 

cers called to account; Capt. [John] Conway s 
loss and objection to retaliation; movement of 
troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of George 
Johnston. Extract in Ford, 5, 335, note. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 125 

1777 Beall, Isaac. [Chatham? New Jersey]. Report [to Maj. 

APR. 20 Gen. Adam Stephen, Chatham] of an expedition 

to Hackensack; positions of British troops, 
pickets etc.; intended attack on the Highland 
forts; raising the militia. A. D. S. 2 pp. En 
closed in Stephen to Washington, 1777, Apr. 20. 

15,3 

1777 Clinton, George. New Windsor [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 20 Washington, Morristown. Introducing [Am 

brose] Gordon. A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 309 



. 

COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 297 

1777 Harrison, Charles. Yorktown, Virginia. To [George 

APR. 20 Washington, Morristown]. Uneasiness caused 

by rumor of reduction in artillery pay; inocula 
tion of his regiment; casting of brass ordnance; 
transmits return of his regiment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

14,5 

1777 McDonald, Angus. Winchester [Virginia], To [George 

APR. 20 Washington, Morristown]. Declining commis 

sion. A. L. S. 1 p. 15, 4 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 20 Washington [Morristown]. Foray by the enemy; 

destruction of Capt. [John] Conway s house and 

retaliation. L. S. 1 p. 14, 311 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Jedidiah] 

APR. 21 Huntington, Norwich [Connecticut]. Complet 

ing his regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 137 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

APR. 21 John] Schuyler [Philadelphia]. Forwarding of 

troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 133 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 21 [Joseph] Spencer [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Inoculation of troops; movement of enemy s 

ships from Rhode Island; the situation. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 135 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. [Joseph] 

APR. 21 Ward [Boston ?]. Duties of the Muster-master 

General. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 1, 139 

1777 Fermoy, Mathieu Alexis Roche de. Albany. To [George] 

APR. 21 Washington [Morristown]. Neglect of prepara 

tions in Northern Department; military advice. 
L. S. 2 pp. 15, 16 

1777 Heath, W[iUiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 21 [Morristown]. Forwarding arms; arms and pow 

der ordered supplied to Massachusetts; control 
of military stores; seniority of Colonels; case of 
William Eckart; arrival of French merchant 
ship. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 3. 15, 9 



298 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 21 ington [Morristown]. Lt. Col. [William] Wal- 

cott s demand; Washington s charges of inhu 
manity to prisoners; treatment accorded them. 
L. S. 4 pp. Answered June 10. In Sparks, 
4, 557. 15, 13 

A copy by Richard Kidder Meade is among the Washington, Miscel 
laneous. 

1777 General Court-Martial. Danbury [Connecticut]. Proceed- 

APR. 21 ings in trial of Robert Thompson on charges of 

aiding enemy. D. S : Charles Webb, Prest. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1777, Apr. 
22. 15, 19 

1777 Dey, Theunis. Bloomsbury [New Jersey]. To [George 

APR. 22 Washington, Morristown]. Volunteers for a 

scouting party; officers chosen; need of light 
horse. Recent copy. 1 p. 14, 313 

1777 Grayson, William. Dumfries [Virginia]. To [George 

APR. 22 Washington, Morristown]. Difficulty in raising 

men; inoculation; attitude of civil authorities. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered May 3. 15, 23 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

APR. 22 ristown]. Arrival of arms from Martinico; pay 

ment for Samuel Pitt s horse. L. S. 2pp. 15,11 
1777 Langdon, John. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

APR. 22 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Arrival of 

the Amphitrite with supplies from France. L. S. 

2 pp. 15, 26 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Danbury [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 22 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding 

troops; court-martial sentence of Robert Thomp 
son; tory expectation of British landing on Con 
necticut coast; clothing troops. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

15, 17 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

APR. 22 Washington [Morristown]. Execution of Wash 

ington s orders; forwarding troops; fortifying at 
Fort Island and Red Bank. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 23. 15, 21 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George 

APR. 22 Washington, Morristown]. Intelligence of Brit 

ish reenforcements, movements etc. A. L. S. 

3 pp. C. C. 152, 4, 103 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 299 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 23 George Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Intention 

of British to invade Sussex County; embarkation 

for North Kiver expedition and minor matters. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. Ill, pt. 1, 151 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Orders for Brig. Gen. 

APR. 23 [Nathaniel] Heard [Morristown]. Posting of his 

troops. A. D. S. 1 p. B. Ill, pt, 1, 157 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 23 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Keport of 

British moves up the North River and through 

Sussex County, New Jersey. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 147 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Sam- 

APR. 23 uel Holden Parsons, Danbury, Connecticut]. 

Exigency of affairs; general languor; Connecti 
cut s expedient for raising men; clothing of 
drafts; repair, stamping and care of arms; pay 
ment of claims of soldiers who died in captivity; 
exchanges; voluntary enlistments; court martial 
punishments. (Apr. 25) Case of Robert Thomp 
son; inoculation etc. Draft. 6 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and George 
Johnston. B. Ill, pt. 1, 153 and 149 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 23 [Philip John] Schuyler [Philadelphia]. Forward 

ing of troops; weak state of 3d Pennsylvania 
and other regiments; report of enemy s move 
ment. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B, III, pt. 1, 143 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 23 [Morristown]. Arrival of the Amphitrite; for 

warding troops; French officers; removal of 
cannon and stores from New Hampshire. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 15, 29 

1777 Hunter, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

APR. 23 Morristown. Recruiting his company; need of 

money. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 26 and 
warrant for $400 sent him. 15, 31 

1777 Hunter, John. Philadelphia. Muster-roll of part of com- 

[APR. 23] pany of. D. S. 1 p. On verso is certificate of 



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enlistment of the various men by G. Noarth. 
D. M. M. G. Enclosed in Hunter to Washing 
ton, 1777, Apr. 23. 15, 33 
1777 Meade, R[ichard] Kpdder], Morristown. To Col. Theu- 
APR. 23 nis Dey [Bloomsbury, New Jersey]. Enlist 
ments. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 159 

1777 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder], Morristown. To Capt. [Hen- 

APR. 23 ry] O Hara [Pompton]. Orders to march to 

headquarters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 161 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 23 Washington, Morristown. Intelligence; state of 

enemy s supplies, etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

C. C. 152, 4, 107 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 24 [George] Washington [Morristown]. British ships 

in the river and precautions against surprise; 

inoculation; camp-kettles; need of marquees. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 25. 15, 37 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

APR. 24 Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding troops 

into Jersey; Col. [James] Wood s regimental re 
turn; appointment [by Congress] of Committee of 
Cooperation; want of clothing for troops. L. S. 
2 pp. 15, 35 

1777 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George 

APR. 24 Washington, Morristown]. Irregularities in offi 

cer promotions; insurrection of tories in Somer 
set and Worcester counties; slowness in raising 
troops ; Assembly s arrangement of rank. A. L. S. 
1 p. 15, 34 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [George] 

APR. 23 Baylor [Fredericksburg, Virginia]. Clothing; 

Captaincy for John Swan. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 167 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APB. 25 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. British up 

the North River; camp-kettles; officers being 

with their men in the field; absentees; recruit- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 301 

ing; lack of artillery-men. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 163 

1777 H[amilton,] Alexander]. [Morristown.] To [the Com- 

APR. 25 manding Officer ofcthe German Battalion, Quib- 

bletown, New Jersey]. Appointment of Baron 
D Arendt to command of the German Battalion. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Hamilton and 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. Ill, pt. 1, 171 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 25 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Press of 

business; flag for exchanged prisoners; recruit 
ing; British ships in the river and preparations 
against them. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 
26. 15, 39 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown To Col. [Timothy] 

APR. 25 Pickering [jr, Salem]. Acceptance of Adjutant- 

generalship; Col. [William R.] Lee s diffidence. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. Ill, pt. 1, 173 
1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 
APR. 26 George Clinton, Fort Montgomery]. Movement 
of enemy in North River; orders to protect the 
Highlands. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
George Johnston. In Ford, 5, 338, note. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 181 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Dr. James Craik 

APR. 26 [Port Tobacco, Virginia]. Offering him position 

of either Senior Physician and Surgeon or Assist 
ant Director General of the Hospital [of the Con 
tinental Army]. Transcript. In Ford, 5, 340. 

P. I, 36 

1776 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. John 
APR. 26 Glover, Marblehead, Massachusetts]. Accept 
ance of commission of Brigadier. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 
339. B. Ill, pt. 1, 165 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 
APR. 26 liam] Heath [Boston]. Forwarding of troops, 

clothing and pay of same; arrival of saddle-horse. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. Ill, pt. 1, 175 



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1777 Washington, George. To Capt. John Hunter. See: Hun- 

APR. 26 ter to Washington, 1777, Apr. 23. 

1777 Washington,] G[eorgej. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 26 Alexander McDougall, Peekskill]. Probabilities 

of British expedition up the North River. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 179 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To Maj. [Joseph] 

APR. 26 Morris [Camp]. Orders to seize Hugh Hughes, 

of Sussex County. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of George Johnston. B. Ill, pt. 1, 183 
1777 Washington, George. To William Scott. See: Scott to 
APR. 26 Washington, 1777, Apr. 17. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 26 [Adam] Stephen [Westfield, New Jersey]. Objec- 

jections to small independent enterprizes; in 
quiry into retreat [of Heard s militia from Mill 
stone]; non-attention to orders. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of George Johnston. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 177 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Capt. Oliver 

APR. 26 Towles, near Fredericksburg, Virginia]. Ques 

tion of resignation; permission to settle his pri 
vate affairs. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
John Fitzgerald. B. Ill, pt. 1, 185 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 26 [Morristown]. Introducing Col. [Thomas] Con- 

way, Capt. [Mottin de la] Balme and [Chevalier] 
D Anmours; [Silas] Deane s promises; Capt. 
[Marquis de] Fleury; [Brig.] Gen. [Preudhomme] 
De Boire s uneasiness; forwarding arms, cannon 
etc. to Springfield; [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] 
Wayne s request for cordage, etc.; Connecticut s 
vote to fill up regiments; artillery artificers from 
France; promotion of Lt. Col. [Joseph] Vose and 
others. L. S. 4 pp. Answered May 10. 

15,41 

1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. Danbury [Connecticut]. To Brig. 

APR. 26 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill [New 

York]. Intelligence from Fairfield of landing 
of British; call for militia. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in McDougall to Washington, 1777, Apr. 
27. 15, 47 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 303 

1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. Danbury [Connecticut]. To Brig. 

APR. 26 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, PeekskiU. Call for 

troops. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in McDougall 

to Washington, 1777, Apr. 27. 15, 49 

1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [Brig.] 

APR. [26] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. British 

in Danbury; his compulsory retreat. A. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 

1777, Apr. 27. 15, 51 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Westfield [New Jersey]. To [George 

APR. 26 Washington, Morristown]. Reconnoitering;Capt. 

[John] Flahaven s capture; desertions; collection 

of boats. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 166 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. 

APR. 27 Benjamin Lincoln, on the lines]. Desertions; 

pay of soldiers; complaints, accounts of officers 

etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. In Ford, 5, 342. B. Ill, pt. 1, 187 

Same to Genls. Maxwell and Muhlenberg. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To John Mercereau 

APR. 27 [Trenton ?]. Width of Delaware river and 

floating-bridge building by the British. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 189 

1777 Arnold, Benedict]. West Redding [Connecticut]. To 

ApR - 27 Brig. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill 

[New Fork]. British at Danbury; movement 
with militia; damage to arms; march of enemy; 
destruction of stores. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in McDougall to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 

15,69 

[1777] Campbell, John. Salem [New York]. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 27 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New York]. 

March of enemy toward Ridgefield. A. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 

1777, Apr. 29. 15, 66 

[1777] Campbell, John. Cortlandt Manor [New York]. To Brig. 
ApR - 27 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Intel 

ligence of route of enemy and burning of Dan- 
bury. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in McDougall 
to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 15, 65 

1777 Field, John. Near Ridgefield [Connecticut]. To [Brig.] 

ApR - 27 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill [New 



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York]. March of enemy from Danbury. A. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 

1777, Apr. 29. 15, 67 

1777 Field, John. Near Ridgefield [Connecticut]. To [Brig.] 

APR. 27 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill [New 

York]. Route of the enemy; need of Connecti 
cut militia. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Mc 
Dougall to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 15, 64 
1777 Hartley, Thomas. York, Pennsylvania. To [George] 

APR. 27 Washington, Morristown. Difficulties in raising 

troops; men forwarded; illness; regimental ar 
rangements; strength of his battalion; filling the 
16 Additional [Continental] regiments; his offi 
cers; need of money. A. L. S. 3 pp. 15, 43 
1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [Brig.] 

APR. 27 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill [New 

York]. His position; lack of troops and ammu 
nition; [Brig.] Gen. [Gold Selleck] Silliman and 
the militia. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in McDou 
gall to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 15, 68 
1777 McDougall, Alexander. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

APR. 27 ristown]. British ships in the river; foray at 

Danbury; McDougall s position; want of meat; 

loss of tents. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 

28. 15, 45 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 28 [Horatio] Gates [Albany]. Troops and stores for 

Ticonderoga; lack of brigadiers and other mat 
ters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 1, 191 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Ben- 

APR. 28 jamin Lincoln, on the lines]. Maryland troops 

to return to Princeton. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 1, 193 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Alex- 

APR. 28 ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Destruction of 

stores at Danbury. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 5, 
343. B. Ill, pt. 1, 195 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Gur- 

APR. 28 don Saltonstall, Connecticut]. Question of pay. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. Ill, pt. 1, 197 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 305 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col.] Joseph 

APR. 28 Trumbull, Philadelphia. Report of flour to be 

had near Albany and along the Mohawk river. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. Ill, pt. 1, 199 

1777 Arnold, Benedict]. Saugatuck [Connecticut]. To Brig. 

APR. 28 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill [New 

York]. Skirmishing with enemy; officers killed; 

losses of the British. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed 

in McDougall to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 

15,75 

1777 Hughes, Hugh. Sawgatuck Bridge [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 28 [Brig.] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill 

[New York], Burning of Ridgefield; attempt to 
reach [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold; strength 
and route of enemy; [Brig.] Gen. [David] Woos- 
ter s work; retreat of British; skirmishing and 
Arnold s intrepidity. A. L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed 
in McDougall to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 

15,71 

[1777] Huntington, Jedidiah. [Ridgefield, Connecticut.] f To 

APR. 28 Brig. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill. 

Skirmishing; loss of enemy; wounding of [Brig.] 

Gen. [David] Wooster; skirmish at Norwalk. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to 

Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 15, 73 

1777 [Mercereau, John.] CoryelFs Ferry [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 28 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Width of 

the Delaware river. A. L. Signature torn off. 

1 p. 15, 137 

1777 Pliarne, [Emanuel] de. Near Halifax, North Carolina. 

APR. 28 To [George Washington, Morristown]. Supplies 

from France; [Pierre] Penet s commission as 

aide [to Washington]; requests commission for 

Jean Jacques Gruel. A. L. S. 3 pp. 15, 55 

1777 Pliarne, [Emanuel] de. Near Halifax, North Carolina 
APR. 28 To [Lt. Col. Robert Hanson] Harrison [Morris- 
town]. Requests him to attend to forwarding com 
missions for [Pierre] Penet [and Jean Jacques 
Gruel]. A. L. S. 2pp. 15,57 

1777 Grayson, William. Dumfries [Virginia]. To [George 
APR. 29 Washington, Morristown]. Resignation of offi 
cers from inability to raise men; [Thomas] Mont- 
gomerie s request. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
May 10. 15, 59 

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1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 29 [George] Washington [Morristown]. His fruit 

less march against enemy and return to Peekskill; 
medicines, clothing and tools saved. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered May 1. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 373. 15, 62 

1777 Montgomerie, Thomas. [Dumfries, Virginia.] To Col. 

APR. 29 [William] Grayson [Dumfries]. Requests his ap 

plication to Washington for passport to leave the 
country; his health. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Grayson to Washington, 1777, Apr. 29. 15, 61 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Joshua Loring 

APR. 30 [New York]. Appointment of Elias Boudinot 

Commissary [General] of Prisoners and referring 

all prisoner matters to him. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

E. 75 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col. Alexander 

APR. 30 Spotswood, Camp]. Selection of men for a com 

pany to act as guard for the Commander-in-chief. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of George Johnston. 
In Ford, 5, 349. B. Ill, pt. 1, 201 

Same sent to Cols. Alexander McClanahan, Abraham Bowman and 
Daniel Morgan. 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Removal of salt meat 

APR. 30 from Connecticut towns to Ulster county [New 

York]; supplies for [Brig.] Gen. [Alexander] 
^ McDougall s troops; wheat and flour; flour sup 

plied [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates; purchase of 
cattle; removal of wheat from Hudson river; 
supply of cattle from Eastern States; salt to be 
sent to Ulster county. Attested copy by J[ohn] 
Lansing, jr. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1777, Apr. 30. Printed, Journals 
of Congress, (Library of Congress edition) , given 
date. 15, 92 

1777 Continental Congress, Committee report on obviating ill 

APR. 30 consequences of the loss of provisions at Dan- 

bury. Contemporary copy by J[ohn] Lansing, 
jr. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1777, Apr. 30. 15, 97 

1777 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Memorandum of report of 

APR. 30 Committee of Congress on means of obviating ill 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 307 

consequences of loss of provisions at Danbury 
[see resolves of Apr. 30], Query as to removal 
of stores. A. D. 1 p. 15, 94 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APB. 30 [Morristown]. Forwarding artillery stores to 

Springfield; need of money; loss at Danbury 
and danger to magazines; stores at Ticonderoga; 
return of regiments at Boston; guard for maga 
zine at Springfield. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
May 10. 15, 99 

1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. Danbury [Connecticut]. To Brig. 

APR. 30 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill [New 

York]. Alarm of enemy s advance to Stamford. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to Wash 
ington, 1777, May 5. 15, 114 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 30 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Small-pox 

and detention of Capt. [Stephen] Suel [Sewall] s 

company. A. L. S. 1 p. 15, 101 

1777 Massachusetts, House of Representatives. Resolves for 

APR. 30 raising the State quota of troops by drafting. 

Broadside. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Wash 
ington, 1777, May 11. 15, 165 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

APR. 30 Washington [Morristown]. Transmitting re 

solves of Congress [Apr. 30 respecting establish 
ment of magazines of provisions] and explaining 
motives of same; flour and wheat in Albany 
county; intention to resign; number of troops in 
Philadelphia. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 3. 

15,90 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

APR. 30 Washington, Morristown. State of British army 

in Rhode Island; strength of American troops; 
coming of Hessian reenforcement; new pay regu 
lations; recommending Hezekiah Bissell for pay 
master. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 17. ( 

15,88 

[1777] [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] Arrangement f 

[APR.] the Army in Jersey and on the east side of the 

North River [divisions, brigades and regiments]. 

Tabular statement. A. D. 2 pp. M. 1, 121 



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[1777] Anonymous. Intelligence of enemy s preparations. Con- 
[ApR.] temporary copy by John Fitzgerald. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 4, 73 

[1777] Greene, N[athanael]. [Morristown.] A plan of attack 
[APR.] upon Brunswick. A. D. S. 3 pp. W 

[1777] Mitchell, William. [Morristown ?] Examination of: Pre- 
[APR.] parations for embarkation at New York; Maj. 

[Turner] Strebency [Straubenze e] wounded at 
Bound Brook; positions of British regiments; 
flat-boats sent from Brunswick to New York. 
1 p. W 

1777 [Stephen, Adam.] [Chatham, New Jersey.] Permit to 

[APR.] Mrs. Smith to go within the British lines her 

house being burned in retaliation for that of 
Capt. [John] Conway s. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Stephen to Washington, 1777, 
Apr. 20. 15, 1 

[1777] [Tilghman, Tench.] List of General Officers of the Army. 

[APR.?] A. D. 2 pp. W 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Providence [Rhode Island]. 

APR. To [George] Washington [Morristown]. For 

warding troops; difficulty in providing clothes 
and blankets; exposed condition of Rhode 
Island; raising troops; high prices of necessaries 
and selfishness of New Englanders; British on 
Rhode Island; aspersions against Washington; 
Varnum s appointment to Brigadier-general; fill 
ing of Col. [Henry] Sherburne s regiment. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 15, 103 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

MAT 1 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. The loss at Dan- 

bury; approves his conduct; designs of enemy. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 112 

1777 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

MAT! [George] Washington, Morristown. Orange 

County militia to help guard the Highland 
passes; erection of fortifications; court-martial 
proceedings on Capt. [Andrew ?] Miller and trea 
sonable practices of tories; need of examples; 
want of money; British intentions. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 15, 105 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 309 

1777 Colerus, [Chretien de]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAY l ington [Morristown]. Honors bestowed on other 

French officers; Colerus s claims. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered May 19. 15, 107 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY2 Ham] Heath, Boston. Arrival of stores from 

France; removal of stores to Springfield; de 
signs of British; attempt on Ticonderoga by 
[Sir Guy] Carleton. Transcript. B. Ill, 113 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

MAY 2 ander] McDougall [Peekskill], Removal of Con 

necticut stores to west side of Hudson; estab 
lishing flour magazines etc. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 115 

Same to Brig. Gen. George Clinton. 

1777 Arnold, Benedict]. New Haven [Connecticut]. To Brig. 

MAY 2 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill [New 

York]. Zachariah Hawkins confession; inten 
tions of enemy ; spy sent to Long Island. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 
May 5. 15, 111 

1777 Connecticut, General Assembly. Resolve requesting [Brig.] 

MAY 2 Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons to detain Conti 

nental troops at Greenwich for protection of the 
inhabitants. Contemporary copy attested by 
George Wyllys, Secy. 1 p. Enclosed in Parsons 
to Washington, 1777, May 25. 15, 138 

1777 Council of War. Baskingridge. On situation and strength 

MAY 2 of Army and attacking the enemy. Members: 

The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. Greene, 
Stirling, Stephen, Lincoln; Brig. Genls. Maxwell 
and Knox. A. D. S. of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. 2 pp. F. I, 107 

1777 Hawkins, Zachariah. New Haven [Connecticut]. Con- 

MAY 2 fession of designs of the enemy. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Arnold to McDougall, 

1777, May 2. 15,112 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. New Haven [Connecticut]. 

MAY 2 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. Raising 

and forwarding men; loss of stores at Danbury; 

expectation of an attempt on magazines at Derby 

and New Haven and consequent holding of Con- 



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tinental troops; court-martial sentence of [Rob 
ert] Thompson. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
May 7. 15, 109 

1777 Tilghman/ T[ench]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Na- 

MAY 2 thaniel] Heard [Pompton]. Men to assist Gabriel 

Ogden in casting cannon-balls. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 118 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Samuel Gray, 

MAYS Fishkill. Establishing of flour magazines in 

Ulster county [New York]. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 124 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. William 

MAY 3 Grayson [Dumfries, Virginia]. State of his regi 

ment; gambling evil among recruiting officers. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 121 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To John Langdon, 

MAY 3 Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. Arrival of artil 

lery and stores from France; removal of arms 
to Springfield. Transcript. B. Ill, 123 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

MAY 3 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. Detention of ar 

tillerymen; British ships leaving Amboy. Tran 
script. B. Ill, 119 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 
MAY 3 John] Schuyler, Philadelphia. Resolves of Con 
gress [of Apr. 30 respecting establishment of 
magazines of provisions] ; Schuyler s resignation. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 118 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

MAYS liam] Smallwood [Annapolis?]. Recruiting in 

Maryland; settlement of rank; forwarding troops; 
misconduct of recruiting officers. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 120 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. George 

MAY 5 Clinton, Fort Montgomery. Execution of courts- 

martial sentences; garrison matters; clothing; 
watch of movements of enemy. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 124 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAY 5 [Morristown]. Introducing Capt. [Thomas] Mul 

lens; filling the Massachusetts battalions by 
draft; inoculation of the troops; militia order 
ed to Ticonderoga; adoption of Cols. [Wil- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 311 

liam R.] Lee s, [David] Henley s and [Henry] 
Jackson s regiments into the Massachusetts es 
tablishment ; rumor from France of British inten 
tions against Boston; need of guards for stores; 
arms sent to Ticonderoga. L. S. 3 pp. 15, 124 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 5 [George] Washington [Morristown]. The loss at 

Danbury; provisions purchased on or near the 
[Hudson] river; difficulty of obtaining provisions 
for the Highland forts; the chain; weakness of 
Fort Montgomery; need of galleys and armed 
vessels to defend the river; secret expedition to 
secure tories and information ; British intentions ; 
British ships at Dobbs Ferry; need of a Major- 
general in the Highlands; private ownership of 
arms among the Massachusetts troops. A. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered May 7. 15, 116 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

MAY 6 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. Need of a Deputy 

Muster-master. Transcript. B. Ill, 128 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 6 liam Alexander] Lord Stirling [Baskingridge]. 

Treatment of Mrs. Livingston. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 126 

1777 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

MAY 6 Brig. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall, Peekskill. 

Mistake of Congress in ordering magazines of 
provisions in Ulster county [New York] ; descrip 
tion of the country; Lt. [Thomas] Sutton s com 
plaint; high wages to teamsters, ferrymen, etc., 
a bar to recruiting. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in McDougall to Washington, 1777, May 19. 

15, 128 

[1777] Clinton, George. Sketch map of the Hudson river and 
[MAY 6] Ulster county. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in pre 

ceding entry. 15, 131 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Order for $2000 in favor 

MAY 6 of John Allen be drawn on Commissioner of 

Loan Office of Massachusetts. Attested copy 
by John Avery. Enclosed in Heath to Wash 
ington, 1777, Aug. 14. 17, 225 

1777 Gibbs, W. P. New York. To Maj. Apollos Morris, 

MAY6 Philadelphia. Morris letter to J[ohn] A[Uen] 



312 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

shown to [Sir William] Howe. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Morris to Washington, 1777, May 29. 

W 

1777 Grice, Francis. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 6 Washington, Morristown. His arrival at lower 

ferry with flat boats. A. L. S. 1 p. 15, 135 

1777 [Lewis? George.] [Morristown.] List of General Officers 

MAY 6 in the Army of the United States. A. D. 1 p. 

W 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 6 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Capture of 

tories; need of clothing and pay for the Massa 
chusetts troops. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
May 16. 15, 142 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Newark [New Jersey], To [George] 

MAY 6 Washington [Morristown]. Capture of tories. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 15, 132 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Baskingridge [New 

MAY 6 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Morristown]. 

Trouble with Mrs. Livingston. A. L. S. 1 p. 

15, 126 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. East Greenwich [Rhode 

MAY 6 Island], To [George] Washington [Morristown]. 

Delay in forwarding returns; difficulty in equip 
ping the troops. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

MAY 7 ratio] Gates, Albany. [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] 

Wayne s presence at headquarters. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 128 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

MAY 7 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. Movement of en 

emy; want of arrangement in Commissary De 
partment; removal of stores to Ulster county 
[New York]; probabilities of British advance up 
the North River; Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Arnold 
and the command at Peekskill; marking of arms; 
reports of enemy s movements. Transcript. In 
part in Ford, 5, 352. B. Ill, 129 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Sam- 

MAY 7 uel Holden] Parsons [Hartford ?]. Loss of stores 

at Danbury; removal of stores; forwarding 
troops; invalid guards etc. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 133 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 313 

1777 Washington, George. Ticonderoga. To Brig. Geu. [An- 

MAY 7 thony] Wayne, Ticonderoga. Orders to repair 

to headquarters. Transcript. B. Ill, 133 

1777 Johnston, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Lt. Col. Josiah 

MAT? Parker [Camp]. Promise of furlough. Trans 

cript. B. Ill, 134 

1777 Pickering, Timothy, jr. Boston. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 7 ton [Morristown]. Accepting appointment as 

Adjutant General; diffidence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 375. 

15, 144 

1777 Platt, Kichard. [Peekskill, New York.] To Adj. [Peter] 

MAT 7 Sackett [Peekskill]. Orders to turn out the [4th 

New York] regiment. Attested copy by George 
Smith, Lt. 1 p. Enclosed in Livingston to 
Washington, 1777, May 19. 15, 267 

1777 Washington, George. Providence. To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

MAT 8 edict] Arnold [Providence]. His rank; command 

at Peekskill. Transcript. B. Ill, 135 

[1777] Allen, John. New York. To [Maj. ApoUos Morris, Phil- 
MAT 8 adelphia]. Delay in answering his letter; failure 

of the Staten Island conference, due to insistence 
on claim of independence. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Morris to Washington, 1777, May 29 

W 

1777 Barber, Nathaniel, jr. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. 

MAY 8 Return of military stores sent from Portsmouth 

to Cambridge. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1777, May 11. 

15, 162 

1777 Heister, Leopold [Philipp von]. New York. To George 

MAT 8 Washington [Morristown]. Acknowledges favor 

in permitting Lt. Miller to carry clothing and 
necessaries to the Hessian prisoners ; requests the 
same favor again and passports for Miller. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered May 13. W 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To James Mease 

MAT 9 [Philadelphia]. Discrimination in clothing is 

sues ; dyeing of cloth. Transcript. B. 111,13 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen [Wil- 

10 liam] Heath, Boston. French officers; removal 

of stores to Springfield; forwarding of artillery; 
money; invalids for guards; slowness of enlist- 



314 LJBRABY OF CONGRESS 

ments; loitering of officers on march to Peeks- 
kill; need of Col. [Rufus] Putnam s services. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 137 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig Gen. [Alex- 

MAY 1 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. Enemy s designs 

against Highlands; fortifications; baggage of 

French gentlemen. Transcript. B. Ill, 139 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Orders to Brig. Gen. 

MAY 10 [William] Woodford [Camp]. Management of 

his brigade; absent officers, duties etc. Trans 
cript. B. Ill, 141 

Same to Brig. Gen. Charles Scott. 

1777 Johnston, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. Josiah 

MAY 10 Parker [Camp]. Grant of furlough. Trans 

cript. B. Ill, 143 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Princeton. To [George] Washington 

MAY 1 [Morristown]. Forwarding Maryland and Vir 

ginia troops; movements of British at Bruns 
wick; need of tents; capture and condemnation 
of deserters. L. S. 3 pp. 15, 269 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen [Ho- 

MAYII ratio] Gates, Albany. Clothing for Col. [Wil 

liam] Shepard s regiment. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 143 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. Ebe- 

MAYH nezer Learned [Boston?] Orders to repair to 

Ticonderoga. Transcript. B. Ill, 144 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To the Commanding 

MAY 11 Officer at Peekskill [Brig. Gen. Alexander Mc 

Dougall]. Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene and 
Brig. Gen. [Henry] Knox to inspect defenses of 
the Highlands. Transcript. B. Ill, 144 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAY 11 [Morristown]. Forwarding stores to Springfield; 

dangers to magazines and need of guards; pay 
for prisoners and sick; desertions and punish 
ments; Lt. Col. [Thomas] Farrington s crime; 
delay in sailing of the Continental frigates; pro- 
. vision stores in the state; forwarding troops. 
L. S. 4 pp. 15, 163 

1777 M eade, R[ichard] K[idder]. Morristown. To Lt. [George ?] 

Reynolds [Camp]. Arrest of Archibald Straw. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 145 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 315 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 11 [George Washington, Morristown]. Gov. [Jon 

athan] Trumbull s request to station Continental 
troops at Danbury, New Haven and elsewhere; 
strength of the Connecticut regiments; filling 
the battalions; suggesting attempt on British 
posts on Long Island; payment of prisoners; 
death warrant of William Stone. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered May 17. 15, 158 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Nath- 

MAY 12 anael] Greene [Morristown]. Examination and 

recommendation of defenses for the Highlands. 

Transcript. In Ford, 5, 357. B. Ill, 148 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To James Mease 

MAY 12 [Philadelphia]. Dangers of red uniforms; change 

ordered. Transcript. B. Ill, 154 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Stephen 

MAY 12 Moylan [Philadelphia]. Dangerous color of uni 

forms of his dragoons; change of same. Trans 
cript. B. Ill, 151 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Israel] 

MAY 12 Putnam, Princeton. Stationing troops; appli 

cation for tents; British evacuation of the Jer 
seys; death penalty; command at Peekskill. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 146 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Adam] 

MAY 12 Stephen [Chatham]. Variation of accounts of 

the affair at Piscataway [New Jersey]. Trans 
cript. B. Ill, 150 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col.] Joseph 

MAY 12 Trumbull [Philadelphia]. Lack of provision 

stores at Peekskill; disorders in Commissary 

Department; preparation for move of Army. 

Transcript. B. Ill, 152 

1777 Bache, Richard. Philadelphia. To [Col. Daniel Brod- 

MAY 12 head, Somerset Court House, New Jersey]. Re 

questing a return of his officers. Recent copy. 
1 p. Original enclosed in Brodhead to Washing 
ton, 1777, May 17. 15, 234 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

12 Morristown. Red uniforms for Col. [Stephen] 

Moylan s corps; changes and distribution of the 



316 UBBABY OF CONGRESS 

British clothing; clothing for Col. [William] 
Grayson s regiment; clothing for next year. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 20. 15, 170 

1777 Russell, Giles. Danbury [Connecticut], Account of com- 

MAY 12 missary stores destroyed at Danbury and Ridge- 

field. D. S. 1 p. Transmitted to Washington. 

15, 130 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 12 Washington [Morristown]. Account of attack 

on British at Piscataway [New Jersey]. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 15, 166 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Lt.] Gen. [Leo- 

pold Philipp von] Heister [Brunswick?]. Per 
mission for Lt. Miller to attend money and neces 
saries forwarded to Hessian prisoners; desire to 
soften hardships of war. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of George Johnston. In Sparks, 4, 

418. E. 77 

. i 

1777 Baylor, George. Fredericksburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAT 13 Washington [Morristown]. Filling his regiment; 

inoculation of men; arms, accoutrements, etc. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 23. 15, 182 

\ 
1777 Continental Congress, Resolve. Authorizing expedition 

MAY 13 to Cumberland and Sunbury counties, Nova 

Scotia [the St. John s expedition]. Attested 
copy by John Avery. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1777, Aug. 14. 17, 225 

1777 Craik, James. Port Tobacco, Maryland. To [George] 

MAY 13 Washington [Morristown]. Appreciation of his 

proposal; the Deputy Director Generalship of 
Hospital, Middle Department; contingencies of 
his appointment; personal matters and neighbor 
hood news. A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 175 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

MAY 13 ristown]. [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne; need 

of tents in the Northern Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

Answered May 19. 15, 180 

1777 Mifflin, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAY 13 [Morristown]. Loss of tents at Danbury; dis 

tribution of those in store; supply from abroad; 
price of tent cloth at Baltimore; tents on hand; 
desires instructions. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 15. 15, 178 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 317 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 13 Washington [Morristown]. Arrival and forward 

ing of troops; suggests an attack on Brunswick. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered May 14 directing him to 
send forward troops. 15, 176 

1777 Rush, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 13 ton [Morristown]. Danger to health of troops 

in taking the field early. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

15, 172 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Capt. Strother 

MAY 14 Jones [Virginia]. Appointment in Army; raising 

of troops. Transcript. B. Ill, 155 

1777 Washington, George. To Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam. See: 

MAY 14 Putnam to Washington, 1777, May 13. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [James 

MAY 14 Mitchell] Varnum, Providence. Forwarding of 

recruits. Transcript. B. Ill, 154 

1777 Heard, Nathaniel. Pumpton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 14 Washington, Morristown. Attempt of enemy to 

surprise the guard at Paramus; need of light- 
horsemen. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 187 

1777 Heath, W[illiam], Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAY 14 [Morristown]. Connecticut s call for arms, can 

non, etc.; the supplies at Springfield. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered May 23. 15, 160 

1777 Hunter, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

MAY 14 Morristown. His recruits; joining his company 

to Col. [John] Patton s regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered May 21. 15, 193 

1777 Howe, Robert. Charleston [South Carolina]. To [George] 

MAY 14 Washington [Morristown]. Reasons against an 

attempt on St. Augustine [Florida]; small number 
of troops; difficulties of stores, supplies, etc. ; the 
sickly season; situation of St. Augustine and 
advantages of its reduction. L. S. 4pp. 15,195 

1777 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boundbrook [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 14 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Prepara 

tions to thwart enemy s designs; British at 
Brunswick. L. S. 1 p. 15, 191 

Penet, P[ierre]. Nantes [France]. To George Washing 
ton [Morristown]. Introducing D Avout. A.L.S. 
1 p. (In French.) C. C. 152, 4, 421 



318 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New York]. To [George] 

MAY 14 Washington [Morristown]. Behavior of troops 

at Piscataway [New Jersey]; intelligence of 

enemy s designs. A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 185 

1777 Trnmbull, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 14 ton [Morristown]. Supplies for [Brig.] Gen. 

[Alexander] McDougall; flour in Ulster county 
[New York] ; storage of flour and quantity of that 
and salt meat; regulation of the Commissary 
Department by Congress. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

15, 183 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

MAY 15 ratio] Gates, Albany. Need of tents; imperfect 

system of conveying intelligence from the North 
of enemy s movements. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 157 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. Nath- 

MAY 15 aniel Heard [Pompton]. Ordered to Paramus 

to control tories. Transcript. B. Ill, 161 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Hugh Hughes, 

MAY 15 Peekskill. Need of tents; loss at Danbury. 

Transcript. B. Ill, 162 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Thomas] 

MAY 15 Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Tents and tent cloth; re 

sults from capture of La Seine. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 160 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Maj. 

MAY 15 Gen. [John] Sullivan [Evesham, New Jersey]. Or 

ders to take command at Princeton; disposition 
of troops, stores etc. ; harrassing the enemy; dili 
gence etc. Transcript. B. Ill, 157 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 15 [George Washington, Morristown]. Forwarding 

troops to Peekskill; inoculation; request of the 
General Assembly and Act to procure men; 
strength of regiments; British transports sailing 
to New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 
20. 15, 206 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 15 Washington [Morristown]. Court-martial of 

Capt. [Andrew?] Russell; case of Lt. [Samuel?] 

Gill; activity of a tory regiment at Newark and 

Elizabethtown; advising frequent changing of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 319 

[Brig.] Gen. [Nathaniel] Hoard s quarters; report 

of feeling among the British troops and in London. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 209 

1777 Stevens, Edward. Bound Brook [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 15 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Sending four 

men; inoculating his regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. 

15, 211 

1777 Trumbull, Jonathan. Hartford. To Brig. Gen. [Samuel 

MAY 15 Holden] Parsons [Hartford]. Request to detain 

Continental troops in Connecticut. Contempo 
rary copy by Parsons. 1 p. Enclosed in Par 
sons to Washington, 1777, May 15. 15, 208 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. Adam 
MAY 16 Hubley [Boundbrook ?] Bringing his regiment 
into the field. Letter-book copy. B. Ill, 171 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Richard 
MAY 16 Humpton [Pennsylvania]. Bringing his regi 
ment into the field. Transcript. B. Ill, 169 

Same to Cols: James Irvine and Joseph Wood. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

MAY 16 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. Clothing of Massa 

chusetts troops; [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam s 
disposition. Transcript. Extract in Ford, 5, 
363, note. B. Ill, 165 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Francois, Mar- 

MAY! quis] de Malmedy, Philadelphia]. Difference 

between State and Continental commissions; his 
claim of rank. Transcript. In Ford, 5, 363. 

B. Ill, 166 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Anthony 

MAY 16 [James] Morris [Pennsylvania]. Bringing his 

regiment into the field. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 170 

Same to Lt. Cols: Henry Bicker and David Grier. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Dr. Benjamin 

MAY 16 Rush, Philadelphia. Effect on health of Army 

in bringing it early into the field. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 172 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

MAY 16 John] Schuyler, Philadelphia. Forwarding let 

ters. Transcript. B. Ill, 163 

1777 Bourke, Bartholomew. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 16 ington [Morristown]. Requesting permission to 

join his company to Col. [John] Patton s regi 
ment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 217 



320 LJBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Langdon, John. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

MAY 16 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Issues of 

arms to troops; explanation of Langdon s pro 
cedure; need of arms for defense of the Massa 
chusetts coast. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
June 1. 15, 215 

1777 Martin, Alexander. Alexandria [Virginia]. To George 

MAY 16 Washington [Morristown]. Delay caused by 

N maneuvering; inoculation; strength of the corps; 

introducing Col. Jethro Sunnier. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

15, 213 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [William] 

MAY 16 Winds [On the lines?]. Guard for magazines at 

Succasony Plains [New Jersey]. Transcript; 

B. Ill, 165 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. George Bay- 

MAY 17 lor [Fredericksburg, Virginia]. Horse presented 

by Congress; completing his regiment. Tran 
script. B. Ill, 180 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Sam- 

MAY17 uel Holden] Parsons [Hartford]. Raising of 

troops; importance of the Highlands; expedition 

against Long Island ; execution of a court-martial 

sentence. Transcript. In part in Ford, 5, 374. 

B. Ill, 175 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. John Patton 

MAT 17 [Philadelphia?]. Completing his regiment; re 

cruiting. Transcript. B. Ill, 179 

Same to Col. Thomas Hartley. 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Joseph] 

MAY 17 Spencer, Providence. Deputy paymasters and 

payment of troops. Transcript. B. Ill, 173 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Adam] 

MAT 17 Stephen [Chatham]. Difficulties in the \ray of 

success of an enterprize against Bergen. Tran 
script. B. Ill, 174 

1777 Brodhead, Daniel. Sommerset Court-house [New Jersey]. 

MAY 17 To [George Washington, Morristown]. Officers 

of his regiment, their character, commissions, 

etc. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 233 

1777 Greene, N[athanael]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George 

MAY 17 Washington, Morristown]. Enclosing opinion of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 321 

General officers respecting obstructing the Hud 
son river; tour of inspection. A. L. S. 1 p. 

15, 219 

1777 Greene, Nathanael and Others. Peekskill [New York]. 

MAY 17 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. Opinion 

on obstructing the Hudson and defense of the 
Highlands. D. S: Nath. Greene, Alex. McDoug- 
all, H. Knox, Anty. Wayne, Geo. Clinton. In 
handwriting of McDougall. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
preceding entry. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 376. 15, 221 

1777 Greene, Nathanael. Peekskill [New York]. To Capt. 

MAY 17 John Grinnell [Boston ?]. Orders to take com 

mand of ships and row galleys in the Hudson. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Washing 
ton, 1777, May 17. 15, 223 

1777 Greene, Nathanael. New Windsor [New York]. To [the 

MAY 17 Continental Agents in New York State]. Need 

of frigates and row-galleys to aid in defense of 

the Hudson; requests assistance. A. L. S. 2pp. 

Endorsed " Copy." Transmitted to Washington. 

15, 227 

1777 Greene, Nathanael. New Windsor [New York]. To [Con 

MAY 17 tinental Agents in New York State]. Orders to 

apply to [Gov.] George Clinton for measures to 
fit out Continental frigates and row galleys to 
assist in the defense of the Hudson. A. L. S. 
2pp. Endorsed "Copy." Transmitted to Wash 
ington. 15, 228 

1777 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. Morristown. To Col. Daniel 

MAY 17 Brodhead [Somerset, New Jersey], Unworthy 

officers of his regiment; resignations, discharges 

etc. Transcript. B. Ill; 178 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 17 Washington [Morristown]. Reason of British 

movement into the Jersies; strength of force in 
New York; number of wounded; advises at 
tempt against Bergen and hanging of deserters. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Morristown. Maj. Gen. [Adam] 
MAY 17 Stephen [Chatham]. Proposed attack upon Ber 
gen. Transcript. B. Ill, 175 
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322 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 18 liam] Heath, Boston. Raising troops in M assa- 

chusetts; guards for magazines; necessity of 
strengthening the main Army; recruits for Con 
tinental and State service. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 183 

1777 Greene, N[athanael]. New Windsor [New York]. To 

MAY is [Col. Hugh Hughes, Fishkill, New York]. Lack 

of forage and orders to lay up magazines of same; 
need of wagons and horses; transporting provi 
sions across the North River; need of energy. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed "Copy." Trans 
mitted to Washington, 1777. 15, 231 

1777 Johnston, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. David Henley, 

MAY 18 Boston. Raising his regiment. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 184 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAY 18 Morristown]. Explaining shirts and stockings 

incident; fine goods for officers; reasons for his 
actions: question of red uniforms and difficulties 
in dying; arrival of cloth and blankets. L. S. 
4 pp. 15, 246 

1777 Paterson, John. Ticonderoga. To Maj. Gen. [Horatio] 

MAY 18 Gates [Albany]. Philo Hurlbet s account of 

scouting for the British; British naval force on 
Lake Champlain and garrisons at St. Johns and 
Isle aux Noix; fires at St. Johns; attitude of 
Canadians; British intentions; [Sir Guy] Carle- 
ton s orders against scalping; treatment received 
by prisoners; importance of Lake Champlain; 
need of artillerymen. Enclosed in Gates to 
Washington, 1777, May 25. 15, 235 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

MAY 18 Washington [Morristown]. Need of blankets for 

troops in town; refusal of Quakers to furnish a 
supply; Board of War s report to Congress on 
Schuyler and the command in the Northern De 
partment. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 23. 

15, 244 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. Edward 

MAY 19 Antill [Princeton]. Introducing Maj. [Chretien 

de] Colerus. Transcript. B. Ill, 189 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 323 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Col. 

MAY 19 [Charles] Armand [-Tuffm, Camp]. Kaising a 

partisan corps. Transcript. B. Ill, 188 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. [Chretien de] 

MAY 19 Colerus [Camp]. His appointment ; ideas of for 

eigners respecting their right to advancement. 
Transcript. In Ford, 5, 366, note. B. 111,190 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Brig. 

MAY 19 Gen. [Thomas] Conway [Camp ?]. His command ; 

visit to the lines. Transcript. B. Ill, 187 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. Horatio 

MAY 19 Gates, Albany. Question of tents and partiality 

toward the main Army. Transcript. In Ford, 
5, 376. B. Ill, 184 

1777 Clark, William and William Norcross. Morristown. To 

MAY 19 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Their claim 

to rank; resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. 15, 248 

1777 Fitzgerald, John. Morristown. To Lts. William Clark 

MAY 19 and William Norcross [Morristown]. Their re 

monstrance and resignation. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 192 

1777 Harrison, R[obert] H[anson]. Morristown. To Lt. Col. 

MAY 19 Edward Antill [Princeton]. [Chretien de] Cole- 

rus s appointment to Majority in Hazen s regi 
ment. Transcript. B. Ill, 189 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAY 19 [Morristown]. Punishment of Lt. Col. [Thomas] 

Farrington; delay in executing Peter Pickman 
Frye ; [Brig.] Gen. Du Coudray and rank of French 
officers; forwarding arms and supplies to Spring 
field; need of guards for stores. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered June 1. 15, 254 

1777 Johnston, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Charles] 

MAY 19 Scott [Camp]. Command on the lines. Tran 

script. B. Ill, 186 

1777 Johnston, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Adam] 

MAY 19 Stephen [Chatham]. Command on the lines. 

Transcript. B. Ill, 186 

1777 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Peekskill [New York], 

19 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. His 

claim to rank; treatment received from [Brig.] 



324 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Gen. [Alexander] McDougall and his brigade- 
major; request for transfer. A. L. S. 7 pp. 
Answered June 1. 15, 262 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 19 [George] Washington [Morristown] . Fortifica 

tions of the Hudson; need of marching discipline 
among the troops; redoubts; Forts Montgomery 
and Constitution; need of armed galleys; forti 
fying [Smith s] Clove; place for provision maga 
zines on west side of Hudson; scarcity of meat; 
need of shirts for Massachusetts troops; furloughs 
and the Connecticut troops; inoculation; theft 
of arms and clothes; printing of health rules; 
delay of the Massachusetts and Connecticut sur 
geons in j oining Army ; Brit ish treatment of tories ; 
intelligence from Long Island; assembling of 
wagons. L. S. 7 pp. Answered Apr. 20. 

15, 258 

1777 Wallace, Hugh. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAY 19 [Morristown]. Requesting return of his chest of 

plate. A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 252 

1777 Webb, Samuel B[latchley]. Wethersfield, Connecticut. 

MAY 19 To [George] Washington, Morristown, New Jer 

sey. State of his regiment; Connecticut s meas 
ures to fill her battalions. A. L. S. 1 p. 

15, 250 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] Arrangement and 

MAY 20 present strength of the Army. Tabular state 

ment. A. D. 1 p. M. 1, 123 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Orders to Brig. Gen. 

MAY 20 [Chevalier Preudhomme] de Borre [Camp]. His 

command; ordered to Princeton. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 198 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

MAY20 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. Defenses of the 

Highlands; location of magazines; clothing of 

Massachusetts troops; tents, surgeons, [Lt.] Gen. 

[Sir William] Howe. Transcript. B. Ill, 192 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 20 liam] Maxwell [New Jersey]. Calling for returns. 

Transcript. B. HI, 196 

Same to Brig. Genls. William Smallwood, William Woodford, Peter 
Muhlenherg, George Weedon, Charles Scott, Thomas Conway, Anthony 
Wayne and John Philip De Haas 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 325 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To James Mease 

MAY 20 [Philadelphia]. Uniforms of Moylan s dragoons; 

necessities. Transcript. B. Ill, 199 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Sam- 

MAY 20 uel Holden] Parsons [Hartford]. Detention of 

Continental troops in Connecticut; schemes of 
enemy; forwarding troops; inoculation. Tran 
script. B. Ill, 195 
1777 Frazer, John G. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
MAY 20 [Morristown]. The Deputy Adjutant Generalcy 
in the Northern Department; his claim to notice. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 15, 274 

1777 Hughes, Hugh. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 20 ington [Morristown]. Tents supplied [Brig-] 

Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; removal of salt 

and fresh meat from Connecticut to magazines 

on the Hudson. A. L. S. 3 pp. 15, 271 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. PeekskiU [New York]. To 

MAY 21 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Efforts in 

behalf of the cause; lack of vegetables; need of 

uniformity in tactics; practice in firing. L. S. 

3 pp. Answered May 23. 15, 277 

1777 [Parsons, Samuel Holden]. New Haven [Connecticut], 

MAY 21 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. Filling 

the regiments; inoculation; British embarka 
tion at Rhode Island; purchase of whale boats 
for use on [Long Island] Sound; difficulty in 
clothing troops. A. L. 2 pp. Answered May 
25. 15, 276 

1777 Howe, [Sir] Wplliam]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 22 ington [Morristown]. Demand of final answer to 

exchange proposals; treatment of Lt. Col. [Arch 
ibald] Campbell. L. S. 1 p. Answered June 
10. In Sparks, 4, 559. 15, 284 

Duplicate L. S. 15, 286. 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

MAY22 Washington [Morristown]. Mrs. Greaton s at 

tempt to take James Fisher into New York. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered May 23. 15, 282 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. George Bay- 

MAY23 lor [Fredericksburg]. Completing his regiment; 

chaplain and paymaster. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 204 



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1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

MAY 23 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. Uniformity of reg 

ulations throughout the army; broken paroles. 
Transcript. In Ford, 5, 378. B. Ill, 201 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

MAY 23 John] Schuyler [Philadelphia]. Blankets; thanks 

for information respecting J[ame]s Fisher. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 200 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

MAY 23 Sullivan [Princeton]. Sullivan s suggestion ; con 

struction of works; discipline and roll-calls. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 200 

1777 Fermoy, [Mathieu Alexis] de Roche. Albany. To [George 

MAY 23 Washington, Morristown]. Negotiations with 

the Six Nations. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

15, 294 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To Messrs. Livingston & 

MAY 23 Turnbull [Boston]. Pressing need of clothing for 

Massachusetts troops. Contemporary copy. 1 
p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1777, 
May 27. 15, 324 

1777 Livingston, Abraham and William Turnbull. Boston. To 

MAY 23 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Boston]. Difficulties 

in furnishing clothing; the charge of partiality; 
quality of garments etc. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1777, 
May 27. 15, 325 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Na- 

MAY 24 thaniel] Heard [Pompton]. Orders to cover 

country from Elizabethtown to Hackinsack. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 212 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 24 liam] Heath, Boston. Location of stores and 

militia guards; request for artillery; pay allow 
ance for returned prisoners ; double bounty evil ; 
clothing of Massachusetts troops; arms for regi 
ments raising. Transcript. B. Ill, 205 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 
MAY 24 Putnam, Peekskill. Col. [Elisha] Sheldon s reg 
iment ordered to Peekskill. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 205 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Adam] 

MAY 24 Stephen [Chatham]. Protection of the country 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 327 

at large; removal of stores; apprehension of 
enemy s advance. Transcript Extract in Ford, 
5, 383, note. B. HI, 210 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Samuel 

MAY 24 Bflatchley] Webb [Wethersfield]. State of his 

regiment. Transcript. B. Ill, 213 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

MAY 24 ristown]. State of barracks and huts; need of 

tents; question of stationary condition of North 
ern Army; explaining intelligence sent Congress; 
opinion of British intentions; forwarding supplies 
to Ticonderoga. A. L. S. 6 pp. 15, 238 

1777 Greene, N[athanael]. Bound Brook [New Jersey], To 

[MAY 24] [George] Washington [Morristown]. Exchange 

of Hazen s regiment for Baron d Arendt s; col 
lecting troops from outposts; indications of want 
of provisions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 300 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander]. Morristown. To Col. Elisha 

MAY 24 Sheldon [Peekskill ?]. State of his regiment and 

march to join the Army. Transcript. 

B. 111,214 

1777 Poor, [Enoch]. Ticonderoga [New York]. General return 

MAY 24 of [Continental] troops and militia at Ticonde 

roga. Contemporary copy attested by Horatio 
Gates. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washing 
ton, 1777, May 30. 16, 18 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 24 Washington [Morristown]. Movement of the 

enemy and results; need of immediately attack 
ing; capture of a French ship and other intel 
ligence from the enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

15, 298 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

MAY 25 jamin] Lincoln [Boundbrook]. Spirit of deser 

tion; condition of 8th Pennsylvania regiment. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 217 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Sam- 

MAY25 uel Holden] Parsons [New Haven]. Delay in 

marching troops to Peekskill; purchase of whale- 
boats; proposed enterprise against Long Island. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 219 



328 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

MAY 25 Putnam, Peekskill. Suggesting an enterprize 

against British at Kingsbridge. Transcript. 

In Ford, 5, 390. B. Ill, 215 

1777 Ceronio, Stephen. Cape Franpois [San Domingo]. To 

MAY 25 [George Washington, Morristown]. Introducing 

Milicent de Musse". A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 67 

1777 Fitzgerald, John. [Morristown.] To Maj. Gen. [John] 

MAY 25 Sullivan, Princeton [New Jersey]. Enlistment 

of servants of Daniel and Samuel Hughes in 
Army. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1777 Greene, N[athanael]. Bound Brook [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 25 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Need of 

tents; camp-fever and need of vinegar; methods 
of making same; health of troops; loss of a 
picket. A. L. S. 3 pp. 15, 296 

Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. New Haven [Connecticut]. 
To [George Washington, Morristown]. Account 
of [Lt. Col. Return Jonathan] Meigs exploit at 
Sag Harbor [New York]; Connecticut s request 
to detain troops. A. L. S. 5 pp. Answered 
May 29. 15, 139 

1777 Poor, Enoch. Ticonfferogaf [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 25 [Horatio] Gates [Albany]. Enclosing return of 

troops; scouting parties; work on fortifications. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Gates 
to Washington, 1777, May 30. 16, 17 

1777 Sullivan, John. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 25 Washington [Morristown]. Appointment of 

Jacob Morris as a Deputy Quartermaster. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 15, 302 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

MAY 26 Putnam, Peekskill. Movement of British from 

Rhode Island and in New Jersey. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 220 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Brig. 

MAY 26 Gen. [William] Smallwood [Maryland]. Assem 

bling his brigade; completing the regiments; ac 
curate returns; desertions; inspection of arms; 
exercise in maneuvers; filling of vacancies; pay; 
baggage; morals etc. Transcript. Extract 
printed, Ford, 5, 391. B. Ill, 221 

Same to Brig. Genls: Preudhomme de Borrtf, Anthony Wayne, John 
Philip De Haas, George Weedon, Peter Muhlenberg, William Woodford, 
Charles Scott and Thomas Conway. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 329 

1777 Gist, M[ordecai]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAY 26 [Morristown]. Delay caused by tory insurrec 

tion in Somerset and Worcester counties [Mary 
land]; forwarding Maryland troops. A. L. S. 
1 p. 15, 305 

1777 Morris, Apollos. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAY 26 Morristown]. His correspondence with the en 

emy and attitude toward America and Great 
Britain. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

MAY 27 thanael] Greene [Peekskill]. Difficulty in keeping 

the Commissary General [of Stores, Joseph Trum- 
bull] at camp; reports of weakness of Brunswick; 
preparations of enemy. Transcript. In Ford, 
5, 393. B. Ill, 225 

1777 Greene, N[athanael]. Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 27 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Failure of 

provision supplies; necessity of seizing stock; 

British intentions against Philadelphia. A. L. S. 

1 p 15, 331 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAY 27 [Morristown]. Dilatoriness of troops on the 

march; great want of clothing; need of store 
houses; pay for officers of Cols. [William R.] 
Lee s and [Henry] Jackson s regiments; need of 
tents and camp-kettles by [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] 
Gates. L. S. 2 pp. 15, 322 

1777 Livingston, Abraham and William Turnbull. Boston. 

MAY 27 To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Boston], Orders 

to forward clothing to headquarters; clothing 
for troops at Peekskill; inability to supply Col. 
[Rufus] Putnam s regiment. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1777, May 27. 15, 327 
1777 Putnam, Rufus. SewalFs Point [Massachusetts]. To 
MAY 27 [Maj. Gen. WiUiam Heath, Boston]. Need of 
clothing for his regiment. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1777, 
May 27. 15, 327 

1777 Mifflin, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAY 27 [Morristown]. His presence in Philadelphia; 

account of tents furnished; supply of tents and 

tent cloth; introduces Maj. [Henry Emanuel] 

Lutterloh. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 31. 

16, 3 



330 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Poor, Enoch. Ticonderoga [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 27 [Horatio] Gates [Albany], Report of a scout to 

Split Rock; expectation of attack; want of pro 
visions. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Gates to Washington, 1777, May 30. 16, 20 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Thomas] 

MAY 28 Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Ordering him to head 

quarters. Transcript. B. Ill, 227 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. Orders to Lt. Col. 

MAY 28 Jeremiah Olney [Morristown] Guard of stores 

at Morristown ; completion of works. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 227 

Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col.] Joseph 
Trumbull [Philadelphia]. Necessity of his join 
ing the Army. Transcript. B. Ill, 228 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 29 Brig. Gen. [Thomas] Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Ap 

pointment of deputy quartermasters; Jacob Mor 
ris; change in wagon-gear. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 229 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook To Brig. Gen. [Sam- 

MAY29 uel Holden] Parsons [New Haven]. Success of 

expedition against Long Island; Connecticut s 

request for troops. Transcript. In Ford, 5, 397. 

B. Ill, 231 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. Joseph 

MAY 29 Reed, Philadelphia. Command of the light-horse. 

Transcript. In Sparks, 4, 538. B. II, 232 

1777 Butler, Zebulon. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAY 29 Washington, Middlebrook]. His move to heights 

between Chatham and Springfield; need of cloth 
ing, arms and camp equipage. Recent copy. 
1 p. 16, 8 

Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 
[Middlebrook, New Jersey]. [Brig.] Gen. [John] 
Glover, Col. [Timothy] Pickering [jr] and French 
officers to join the Army; pay of quarter and 
paymasters. L. S. 1 p. 15, 329 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 29 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelligence 

of movements of British ships and arrival of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 331 

troops; strength of Army and need of pay; em 
barkation of Rogers Rangers. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered May 31. 16, 6 

1777 Morris, Apollos. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAY 29 Morristown]. Expressions in letter [sent into 

New York]; Morris position. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

W 

1777 Sullivan, John. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 29 Washington [Middlebrook]. Movements of en 

emy s ships. Contemporary extract by Tench 
Tilghman. 1 p. C. C. 152, 4, 219 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj . Gen. [Israel] 

MAY 30 Putnam, Peekskill. British troops at New York; 

hint of suggested enterprize against the city. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 233 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAYSO dlebrook]. State of garrison at Ticonderoga; 

delay in forwarding stores; need of reenforce- 
ments. A. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 15 

1777 Grice, Francis. Coryell s Ferry [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 30 Washington [Middlebrook]. Flat-boats at the 

ferry; carriages at Hackettstown; boats at 
lower Trenton feny. A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 9 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander]. Middlebrook. To Capt. Francis 

MAY 30 Grice [Trenton]. Collection of boats at Coryell s 

ferry. Transcript. B. Ill, 235 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

MAY 30 Washington, Morristown. Intelligence from 

New York; troops at Peekskill; inoculation; 
fortifications; the chevaux de frise and boom; 
armed galleys; scouting parties to control the 
tories; efforts to obtain intelligence. L. S. 
3 pp. 15, 310 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. Richard 

MAY 30 Butler [On the lines]. Instructions for his guid 

ance on advance of enemy ; arms and clothes for 
the Wyoming company. Transcript. 

B. Ill, 234 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Alex- 

31 ander] McDougall, Peekskill. British reenforce- 

ment from Canada; Connecticut troops at Peeks- 
kill. Transcript. B. Ill, 237 



332 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 31 [Thomas] Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Tents; inten 

tions of enemy etc. Transcript. B. Ill, 236 
1777 Poor, Enoch. Ticonderoga [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 31 [Horatio] Gates [Albany]. Capture and trial of 

deserters; retirement of enemy. Contemporary 
copy by Gates. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to 
Washington, 1777, June 2. 16, 34 

[1777] Anonymous. Intelligence of enemy s designs. Contem- 

r MAY] porary copy by Tench Tilghman. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 4, 215 

[1777] [Clinton, George.] [Peekskill? New York.] Memoranda 

[MAY] of boats, scows etc. in the Hudson; proper places 

for magazines in Ulster county [New York]; 
forage, beef and wheat supplies in Ulster and 
Orange counties. A. D. 3 pp. Transmitted to 
Washington. 15, 225 

1777 Farrington, T[homas]. Deposition respecting sundry 

[MAY] tories, counterfeiting, etc. D. S. 4 pp. Trans 

mitted to Washington. 15, 256 

1777 Platt, Richard. [Peekskill, New York.] To Col. [Henry 

MAY Beekman] Livingston [Peekskill]. Form of [Liv 

ingston s] weekly return. Attested copy by 
George Smith, Lt. 1 p. Enclosed in Livingston 
to Washington, 1777, May 19. 

1777 Wade, Francis. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAY [Middlebrook]. Pay due Balser for spy duty; 

investigation by Congress and exoneration of 
charges against Wade; tories in Monmouth 
county; Maj. Apollos Morris; cattle and sheep 
within reach of enemy near Cape May. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered June 1. 16, 22 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [Francis] 

JUNE l Barber [On the lines]. Instructions to cover 

country between Millstone and Brunswick. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. Ill, pt. 2, 11 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE l [William] Heath [Boston]. Du Coudray s ex 

pectations; removal of stores. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 3 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 333 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To John Langdon 

JUNE 1 [Portsmouth, New Hampshire]. Removal of 

stores from Portsmouth; need of arms. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 15 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. [Henry 

JUNE l Beekman] Livingston [Fort Constitution]. Dis 

pute of rank. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 9 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

JUNE ! Samuel Holden Parsons, New Haven]. Ordering 

troops to Peekskill. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. Ill, pt. 2, 7 
1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE ! [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Minor military 

matters; supplies at Fort Montgomery. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. B. Ill, pt. 2, 1 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE ! [John] Sullivan [Princeton]. Encouragement of 

militia; uniform of British light-horse; baggage 
and general instructions in event of British ad 
vance. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 5 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Capt. [Francis] 

JUNE l Wade [Philadelphia]. Money paid secret agent 

Balser; [Ma]. Apollos] Morris. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 13 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

J UNE 1 Washington, Boundbrook [New Jersey]. Scarcity 

of flat-bottomed boats; want of clothing among 

troops; British deserters. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 24 

Boundbrook and Middlebrook lie so close together as to be included in 
one village. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Lt. Col. Henry 

JUNE 2 Bicker, Newtown, Pennsylvania]. Refusal of 

regiment to join the main Army; orders. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. In 

part in Ford, 5, 411, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 19 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Charles, Earl 

J UNE 2 Cornwallis, Brunswick]. Barbarous murder of 

Lt. [William] Martin. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 5,411, 
note. E. 79 



334 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Cornwallis, [Charles, Earl]. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To 

JUNE 2 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Reply to 

charge of barbarous treatment of Lt. [William] 
Martin. Contemporary copy by William Gray- 
son? 1 p. C. C. 152, 4, 271 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

JUNE 2 dlebrook]. Retirement of enemy down Lake 

[Champlain]; cannon and stores at Ticonderoga. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 32 

1777 [Hamilton, Alexander.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 2 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Clothing for Massa 

chusetts troops. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 17 

1777 Shippen, W[illiam] jr. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 2 ington [Middlebrook]. Dr. [James] Craik s com 

mission and orders to assist Dr. [James] Tilton; 
Carolinians under inoculation in Virginia; vin 
egar sent to army; appointment of regimental 
surgeons. A. L. S. 3 pp. 16, 30 

1777 Thruston, Charles M[ynn]. Whippany [New Jersey]. To 

JUNE 2 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Introduc 

ing [Capt.] John Byrn; requests that he be fur 
nished with recruiting money. Recent copy. 
1 p. 16, 27 

1777 Forman, David. Trenton Falls [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

JUNE 3 Gen. [John] Sullivan [Princeton]. Employment 

of Robert Ireland as a spy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Transmitted to Washington. 16, 36 

1777 Forman, David. Trenton Falls [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

JUNE 3 Gen. [John] Sullivan, [Princeton]. Intelligence 

gained from John Henry. A. L. S. 1 p. Trans 
mitted to Washington. 16, 37 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 3 [Middlebrook] Great need of clothing by the 

troops at Peekskill; forwarding cannon and pow 
der. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 20. 16, 40 

1777 Henry, John. Trenton Falls [New Jersey]. Examination 

JUNE 3 of: Arrival of troops at New York; flat-boats; 

preparing of pontoons, shipping of cannon, etc. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in For 
man to SuUivan, 1777, June 3. 16, 39 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 335 

1777 T[ilghman,] T[ench]. Middlebrook. To [Col. Joseph 

JUNES Trumbull, Philadelphia]. Difficulty with Col. 

[Daniel] Brodhead. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 21 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Col. Moses 

JUNE 4 Hazen, Princeton]. Treatment accorded Maj. 

[Chretien de] Colerus. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
5, 413, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 25 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. [Henry 

JUNE 4 Emanuel] Lutterloh [Camp]. Proposition to raise 

a corps from deserters and prisoners; position 
in Quartermaster s department. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. Ill, pt, 2, 29 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 4 [Thomas] Mifflin [Philadelphia]. Introducing 

Maj. [Henry Emanuel] Lutterloh. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 23 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 4 Washington [Middlebrook]. Court-martial of 

Col. H[enry] B[eekman] Livingston; his chal 
lenge to [Brig.] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; 
enterprise against British at Morrisania; dispute 
of rank between Livingston and Col. [Philip Van] 
Cortlandt; cannon and cattle obtained by [Brig.] 
Gen. [James Mitchell] Varnum s party; cables to 
protect the chain [across the Hudson]. L. S. 
3 pp. 16, 79 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To Col. H[enry] 

[JUNE] 4 B[eekman] Livingston [White Plains, New York]. 

Orders for Col. [Philip Van] Cortlandt to join him 
and take command; question of rank. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to 
Washington, 1777, June 4. 16, 81 

1777 Heard, Nathaniel. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George 

JUNE 5 Washington, Middlebrook]. Difficulty in decid 

ing as to disposition of captured tea. L. S. 
2 pp. 16, 46 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 5 ington [Middlebrook]. Sending duplicate of let 

ter of May 22 and requests answer to demands 



336 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

thereof. L. S. 1 p. Answered June 10. In 
Sparks, 4, 560. 16, 42 

A copy by Richard Kidder Meade is among the Washington, Miscella 
neous 

1777 Knox, Henry. Middlebrook To [George] Washington 

JUNE 5 [Middlebrook]. Rank of French artillery officers; 

fatal consequences to the artillery if resolution of 
Congress of May 30 [settling rank of French offi 
cers] be not repealed. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 1, 378. 16, 49 

Copy by Meade, 2 pp. 19, 47. 

1777 Willis, Enoch. [Middlebrook.] Examination of [by Rich- 

JUNE 5 ard Kidder Meade]. Preparation of enemy for 

embarkation. A. D. of Meade. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 4, 251 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Charles, Earl 

JUNE 6 Cornwallis, Brunswick], Care in transmitting 

money and necessaries for prisoners; surprise at 
his reasoning [in case of Lt. William Martin]. 
Draft . 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. E. 81 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig- Gen. 

JUNE 6 Nathaniel Heard, Pompton]. Disposal of tea 

and other captured property; general rules for 

such cases. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Fitzgerald. B. Ill, pt. 2, 31 

1777 D Anmours, Chevalier. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

JUNE 6 ington, Middlebrook] Transmitting a letter; 

regrets inability to find a place hi the Army; 
coming war between England and France ; will 
ingness to act as aide-de-camp. L. S. 4 pp. 

16, 65 

1777 Burn, David. [Middlebrook] Answers to questions: 

JUNE 6 Strength of his company; expected move on 

Philadelphia ; reported capture of French troops; 

strength of [Col. Oliver] Delancey s brigade. I p. 

W 

1777 Cornwallis, [Charles, Earl]. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To 

JUNE 6 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Requests 

permission to send an officer with money and 

necessaries to prisoners of 42d regiment. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered June 6. 16, 67 



COBEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 337 

1777 Hansbury, Frederick. [Middlebrook.] Answers to ques- 

JUNE 6 tions: Size of his company; provisions; troops 

to go to Philadelphia; dissatisfaction among the 
foreign [German] troops. 1 p. W 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

JUNE 6 [Middlebrook]. Need of clothing for troops at 

Peekskill; seizure of blankets and cloth ordered 
to headquarters, by Rhode Island and Connecti 
cut; supplies requested by [Maj.] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan; issues to troops. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered June 10. 16, 53 

1777 Rogers, Uriah. Killingworth [New York]. To [Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 6 Samuel Holden] Parsons [Peekskill]. Movement 

of British on Long Island. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Parsons to Washington, 1777, June 14. 

16, 117 

1777 Sullivan, Ebenezer. Boston. To Maj. Gen. John Sul- 

JUNE 6 livan [Princeton, New Jersey]. Asks interposi 

tion to effect his exchange; his pay. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 16, 204 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ben- 

JUNE 7 edict] Arnold [Philadelphia]. Expectation of 

arrival of British in Delaware Bay; signals. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Sparks, 4, 453. B. Ill, pt. 2, 33 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Col. Samuel 

JUNE 7 Blatchley Webb, Connecticut]. His overdrafts of 

clothing; censure of conduct and orders. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. In Ford, 5, 416. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 35 

[1777] Bowman, Thomas. [Middlebrook.] Examination of: 

[JUNE?] Troops expected from Eogland; embarkation at 

New York; [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee to be put 
on board a ship; American deserters report of 
Washington s strength; wagons sent to Amboy. 
1 p. W 

1777] English, Robert. [Middlebrook] Answers to questions: 

[JUNE 7] Arrival of recruits and wagons; embarkation 

orders; talk of pushing to Philadelphia. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. W 

[1777] Harrison, Richard. [Middlebrook.] Answers to ques- 
[JuNs7] tions: Strength of his company; position of the 

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Britisli regiments; embarkation orders; number 
and location of guards. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. W 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 7 [Middlebrook]. Transmitting intelligence ; prizes 

taken; forwarding cannon and stores to Spring 
field; need of money; route of troops to Peeks- 
kill; guards for stores; leather cartridges boxes; 
Capt. [Ebenezer] Sullivan s request for pay. 
L. S. 3 pp. 16, 69 

1777 Lee, Charles. [H. M. S.] Centurion [New York]. To 

JUNE 7 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Injustice 

of charge against [James,] Lord Drummond. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered July 4. 16, 71 

1777 Lowen, John. [Middlebrook.] Answers to questions: 

JUNE 7 Strength of his corps; Hessians at Brunswick; 

reported move by water; arrival of recruits. 

1 p. W 

1777 Mitchell, William. Middlebrook. Examination of [by 

JUNE 7 Tench Tilghman]: British designs. A. D. of 

Tilghman. 1 p. C. C. 152, 4, 249 

[1777] Willis, Enoch. [Middlebrook.] Examination of: Prep- 

[JUNE 71 aration of vessels at New York; arrival of a re- 

enforcement; Philadelphia the objective; im 
pressment of citizens in New York. 1 p. W 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

JUNE 8 liam] Heath [Boston]. Want of clothing of Mass 

achusetts troops; over-drafts of some; par 
tiality ; storehouses ; tents ; pay ; slowness in for 
warding troops from Eastward. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt, 2, 39 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To James Mease 

JUNE 8 [Philadelphia]. Want of clothing for Massachu 

setts troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 43 

Same to Maj. Gen. Thomas Mifflin. 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 8 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Clothing of Massa 

chusetts troops; preparations of enemy. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 37 



COREESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 339 

1777 Livingston, Henry B[eekman]. Peekskill [New York]. 

[JUNE 8] To [Maj] Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Su 

perseded in command by Col. [Philip Van] Cort- 
landt; refusal to serve; question of rank; con 
tingent resignation. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1777, June 
10. 16, 82 

[1777] Mifflin, Thomas. Coryell s Ferry [New Jersey]. To 
[JUNE 8] [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Delay in 

collecting boats at Coryell s Ferry; number now 
there. A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 78 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 8 Washington, Middlebrook. Clothing matters; 

endeavors to obtain knowledge of the enemy 
about Kingsbridge. A. L. S. in part. 1 p. 

16, 76 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JuxE9 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Orders for [Col. 

Elisha] Sheldon s dragoons. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 45 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Elisha] 

JUNE 9 Sheldon [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Ordering 

forward his dragoons. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 51 

[1777] Anonymous. [Peekskill.] Address "To the Public" [re- 

[JUNE 9?] specting Brig. Gen. Alexander McDougall]. 4 pp. 

16, 88 

Ascribed to Henry Beekman Livingston. 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen/ 

JUNE 9 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Distribution of cloth 

ing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb 
Gibbs. B. Ill, pt. 2, 49 

1777 Livingston, Henry Bfeekman]. Peekskill [New York], 

JUNE 9 To Maj . Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Differ 

ences with [Brig.] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; 
request to be transferred to Jersey. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1777, 
June 10. 16, 91 

1777 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JuNE9 ton [Middlebrook]. Need of a troop of horse; 

requisition for field-pieces; visit of the Seneca 
chiefs. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 94 



340 



1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook To [Sir William] 

JUNE 10 Howe [New York]. Their difl erences of opinion 

as to prisoners; British treatment, supplies, etc.; 
agent; health of prisoners; cases of [Ma].] Gen. 
[Charles] Lee and Lt. Col. [Archibald] Campbell. 
Draft. 9 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. In Ford, 5, 423. E. 83 

[Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 
[Thomas] Mifflin [Philadelphia], Spears; move 
ment of enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 57 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 10 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Clothing matters. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. Ill, pt. 2, 53 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Charles Young 

JUNE 10 [Philadelphia?]. Issues of clothing; uniforms 

and hunting shirts; lack of clothing of Massa 
chusetts troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 61 

1777 Continental Congress. Resolve. Authority necessary for 

JUNE 10 provision issues. Contemporary copy by Timo 

thy Pickering, jr. On same document with 
Heath, William. Garrison Orders. 1781, Jan. 
13. q. v. 

1777 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

JUNE 10 Washington, Middlebrook]. Movement of Brit 

ish ships. A. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 84 

1777 H[amilton,] Alexander]. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 10 George Clinton, Fort Montgomery]. Issue of 

clothing to his troops. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 59 

1777 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 10 [John] Sullivan [Pompton], Intelligence of en 

emy; signal flag. Auto, draft signed. 

B. Ill, pt, 2, 55 

1777 Nicola, Lewis. Philadelphia. A general return of troops 

JUNE 10 quartered in Philadelphia. Printed formed filled 

out and signed. 1 p. Enclosed in Mifflin to 

Washington, 1777, June 11. 16, 98 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 10 ington, Middlebrook, New Jersey. Trouble be 

tween Col. [Henry Beekman] Livingston and 



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[Brig3 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; decision of 
the court-martial of Livingston ; the Anonymous 
paper [June 9] ; Rhode Island troops and Col. 
Samuel B[latchley] Webb s regiment; issue of 
clothing. Unsigned letter. 3 pp. 16, 86 

1777 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 10 ton [Middlebrook]. Intelligence of British troops 

and movements in Canada. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered June 16. 16, 92 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] Instructions to 
JUNE 11 Col. [Charles Armand-Tuffin, Marquis de la] 
Rouerie [Camp]. Command of partizan corps, 
completing same etc. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. B. Ill, pt. 2, 63 
1777 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. [Middlebrook.] To [Col. 
JUNE 11 Charles Mynn Thruston, Camp]. Introducing 
Tarleton Woodson; Washington s recommenda 
tion. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 65 

1777 Mifflin, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 11 [Middlebrook]. Boats and militia guards at 

Trenton and Cory ell s Ferry; spears and tents; 
town meeting. A. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 96 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

JUNE 11 Sullivan, Princeton. Regimental paymasters to 

meet to receive instructions in making up pay 
rolls. A. L. S. 1 p. W 
1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [Zebulon] 
JUNE 12 Butler [Chatham ?]. Guard of stores at Morris- 
town. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Nathanael 
Greene. B. Ill, pt. 2, 71 
1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 
JUNE 12 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Need of reenforce- 
ment; orders to forward troops; garrison at the 
Highlands etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt, 2, 67 

[1777] Anonymous. Intelligence from Staten Island. Arrival of 

[JUNE 12] Hessians; indications of evacuation of the island. 

1 p. Enclosed in Emburg to Washington, 1777, 

June 12. 16, 105 

1777 Council of War. Middlebrook. On object of enemy and 

JUNE 12 reenforcements from the Highlands; post at 

Morristown; mode of promotion of field officers. 



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Members: The Comimffider in chief; Maj. Genls. 
Greene, Stirling, Stephen, Lincoln; Brig. Genls. 
Maxwell, Knox, Varnum, Wayne, Muhlenberg, 
Weedon, Woodford, Scott and Conway. A. D. S. 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. 2pp. F. 1,111 

1777 Emburg, John Van. Cranbury [New Jersey]. To [George 

JUNE 12 Washington, Middlebrook]. Movement of enemy 

from Staten Island to Amboy and Brunswick. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 103 

1777 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 12 John Sullivan, Pompton]. Insecurity of his 

present post; instructions in event of enemy s 

advance; militia; intelligence. Auto, draft. 

3 pp. B. Ill, pt. 2, 75 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

JUNE 12 dlebrook]. Captures by a privateer and intelli 

gence of British reenforcements; forwarding 
powder to Springfield and stores to magazines; 
need of an immediate supply of money. L S. 
2 pp. 16, 110 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 12 [Middlebrook]. Approval of the Long Island 

expedition; troops at Peekskill; strength of regi 
ments; command of 1st and 6th Connecticut 
regiments; qualifications of Lt. Cols. David 
Dimon and Samuel Prentice; dispute of rank 
between Lt. Cols. [Zebulon] Butler and [Return 
Jonathan] Meigs. A. L. S. 3 pp. 16, 101 

1777 Tillinghast, Daniel. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

JUNE 12 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Order for 

blankets and their previous distribution to Mas 
sachusetts troops; order for teams. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. 17, 67 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Ezekiel] Chee- 

JUNE 13 vers [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Account of 

arms. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 81 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [James Mease, 

JUNE 13 Philadelphia]. Clothing for Massachusetts troops; 

Rhode Island s action; establishment of stores; 

shirts, coats etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 83 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 343 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Orders to Col. 

JUNE 13 [Daniel] Morgan. Scouting and harrassing en 

emy. Auto, draft. 2 pp. In Sparks, 4, 461. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 79 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Is- 

JUNE 13 rael] Putnam [Peekskill], Regiments to march 

with first division of reenforcement from Peeks- 
kill. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 73 

1777 Hamman, James. Phillipsburgh [New York]. To Maj. 

.JUNE 13 Gen. [Israel] Putnam, Peekskitt. Movement of 

British shipping. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

following entry. 16, 114 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 13 Washington, Middlebrook. Forwarding troops 

[to Middlebrook]; troops raising in Connecticut; 
[Col. Elisha] Sheldon s troop; doubt as to Wash 
ington s wishes. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 112 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [Maj.] 

JUNE 13 Gen. [William] Heath [Boston]. Request for pay 

for self and officers. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1777, June 16. 

16, 132 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

JUNE 14 Middlebrook]. Explanation of the clothing diffi 

culty; clothing bounty for cavalry. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 16, 118 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 14 [Middlebrook]. March of his brigade to head 

quarters; need of clothing and tents; small-pox. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 115 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

JUNE 14 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Small num 

ber of troops in the North; possible need of reen- 
forcements from Peekskill. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered June 20. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 382. 16, 120 

1777 Tfilghman,] T[ench]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JUNE 14 [Nathaniel] Heard [Pompton]. Orders to ad 

vance to Morristown. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 85 



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1777 Tilghman, Tench. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

JUNE 14 Sullivan, Rocky Hill [New Jersey]. Advance of 

enemy; orders to call out the militia. A. L. S. 

1 p. W 
[1777] Hamilton, Alexander]. [Middlebrook.] To Maj. Gen. 

[JUNE 15?] [John] Sullivan [Sourland Hills, New Jersey]. 

Object of his force; reenforcement ; position of 
the enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1777 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Saratoga [New York]. To 

JUNE 15 x [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelligence 

of a prisoner as to British in Canada. Contem 
porary copy by John Fitzgerald. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 4, 281 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. Account of exami- 

JUNE 15 nation of William Amsbury ; letter to [Maj.] Gen. 

[John] Sullivan from Judge [Peter] Livius; col 
lection of carts and horses by enemy ; intentions 
of British ; their provision supply ; Sir John John 
son and the Indians and general information re 
specting British plans etc. D. S. 4 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, June 16. 

16, 130 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj . Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 16 John] Schuyler [Fort Edward]. British advance 

into the Jerseys; movement to check same; ar 
tillery ; need of cavalry . Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In part in Ford, 5, 
433. B. Ill, pt. 2, 87 

1777 Arnold, B[enedict]. Coryell s Ferry [Pennsylvania]. To 

JUNE 16 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Boats and 

scows in the Delaware ; forwarding troops to the 
Jerseys; calling out of the Pennsylvania militia; 
defense of the passes of the Delaware. A. L. S. 
3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 384. 

16, 136 

1777 Arnold, Bfenedict]. [Coryell s Ferry, Pennsylvania], De- 

JUXE 16 scription of Delaware fording places. D. S. 

2 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 16, 138 
1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 16 [Middlebrook]. Horses for the artillery; cap 

ture of a prize by Commodore [John] Manley; 
arrival of brigs from France with duck, cordage, 
etc.; pay claim of [Brig-] Gen. [Joseph] Spencer. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 4. 16, 131 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 345 

1777 Langdon, John. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

JUNE 16 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Forward 

ing arms to Springfield; arms and clothing in 
Massachusetts; need of the New Hampshire 
troops. L. S. Answered June 29. 16, 132 

1777 [Putnam, Israel.] Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 16 Washington [Middlebrook]. Acknowledging re 

ceipt of a letter; payment of troops. Unsigned 
letter. 1 p. Answered June 22. 16, 122 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

JUNE 16 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Informa 

tion from Canada; lack of troops; provision 
stores at Ticonderoga ; vessels for reenf orcement ; 
transportation; flour at Fort Edward; intended 
answer to [Judge Peter] Livius s letter as from 
[Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered June 20. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 383. 16, 127 
1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Ben- 
JUNE 17 edict Arnold, Coryell s Ferry]. The military sit 
uation; position of forces; intentions of enemy; 
spirit of the people. Draft. 5 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 5, 
435. B. Ill, pt. 2, 93 
1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 
JUNE 17 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Peekskill]. Ordering 
forward the troops. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 99 
1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Ma]. Gen. 
JUNE 17 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Forwarding troops; 
distress for tents and clothing; magnifying of 
strength; movements of enemy. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 89 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Elisha] 

JUNE 17 Sheldon [Connecticut]. Ordering on his regi 

ment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. Ill, pt. 2, 101 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

17 [Middlebrook]. Efforts to forward troops; want 

of clothing; settlement of Cols. [Asa] Whitcomb 
and [Edmund] Phinney s accounts; pay of the 
Rhode Island militia. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
June 27. 16, 140 



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[1777] Loyaute, [Arnauld]. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [Du 

JUNE 17 Coudray, Philadelphia]. Orders to send cannon 

to Northern Army; lack of horses to move the 

guns; armourers. A. L. S. 3pp. (In French.) 

Enclosed in Du Coudray to Washington, 1777, 

June 28. 16, 183 

i 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Sir William] 

JUNE 18 Howe [New York]. British treatment of pris 

oners. Contemporary copy by Richard Kidder 
Meade. 4 pp. In Ford, 5, 423. 

C. C. 152, 4, 261 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JUNE 18 Washington [Middlebrook]. Is on the way to join 

[Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan; turning out of the 

Pennsylvania militia. A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 150 

1777 Reed, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 18 [Middlebrook]. Explanations of his criticizing 

letter [of Nov. 21, 1776] to [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 
Lee; reasons for declining his appointment [of 
Brigadier General]; Washington s plan of cam 
paign; efforts to raise the Pennsylvania troops; 
deficiency in arms, accoutrements, etc. A. L. S. 
6 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 386. 

16, 141 

1777 Varick, Richard. Ticonderoga, [New York]. State of 

JUNE 18 strength of two Massachusetts militia regiments 

at Mount Independence. Tabular statement. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1777, July 5. 16, 231 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

JUNE 18 Sullivan [Garrison s Tavern, near Middlebrook]. 

Advance and intent of the enemy; signals. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Chevalier] 

JUNE 19 D Anmours [Philadelphia]. His reflections upon 

interest of France in American affairs; loss of 
enemy at Danbury; [Sir William] Howe s inex 
plicable movement. Draft. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. In Ford, 5, 
438. D. I, pt. 1, 13 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [George] 

JUNE 19 Baylor [Fredericksburg, Virginia]. Ordering on 



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his regiment; character of recruits; promotions. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of George Baylor. 
Extract in Ford, 5, 441, note. B. Ill, pt. 2,103 

1777 Blodget, Nathan. Boston. An account of clothing 

JUNE 19 drawn by Col. John Greaton. Tabular state 

ment. A. D. S. with certificate of Greaton as 
to number of his regiment. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1777, June 19. 16, 157 

1777 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

JUNE 19 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Troops 

ordered to Sydnam s Bridge; encouraging militia 
to enlist in Continental army; Col. [Lewis] Du- 
boys regiment at Fort Montgomery. L. S. 
2 pp. 15, 151 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 19 [Middlebrook]. Clothing for troops; clothes 

drawn by Col. [John] Greaton; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Philip John] Schuyler s demand for cannon; 
comparison of strength of Connecticut and 
Massachusetts regiments. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 155 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 19 Washington [Middlebrook]. Measures taken to 

forward troops; clothing and need of [Brig.] Gen. 
[John] Glover s brigade; tent supply; stoppage 
of inoculation; removal of provision magazines 
west of the Hudson; fixing the boom and chain 
[across the Hudson]. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 124 

Sullivan, John. Sourland Hills [New Jersey]. To [George] 
Washington [Middlebrook]. Information re 
specting Capt. Benjamin Wetherby; movement 
of enemy from Millstone. A. L. S. 1 p. 

16, 148 

Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. Alex 
ander McDougall, en route from Peekskill]. Lat 
est movement of enemy; orders to halt. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 117 

Same to Brig. Gen. John Glover. 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To James Mease 

JUNE 20 [Philadelphia]. Complaints of lack of clothing 

for Massachusetts troops; light-horse jackets. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. Ill, pt. 2, 119 



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1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 20 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. British manoeuvers in 

Jersey; rumor of advance from Canada ; disposi 
tions and orders based thereon. Draft. 3 pp. 
Extract in Ford, 5, 445, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 113 
1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 20 [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga]. Report of 

British advance from Canada; intercepted letter 
to [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan; manoeuvers of 
British; removal of horses etc. from Skeens- 
borough; reenforcement for the North; delay of 
Massachusetts and New Hampshire in forwarding 
troops; Maj. [Ebenezer] Stevens appointment. 
Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, with omissions, 5, 441. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 105 

1777 Armstrong, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 20 ton [Middlebrook]. Efforts to be of service; call- 

out the militia and arming and equiping same; 
retreat of British from Brunswick and conse 
quent change of dispositions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered July 4. 16, 161 

1777 Arnold, B[enedict]. Coryell s Ferry [Pennsylvania]. To 

JUNE 20 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Force nec 

essary for passes of the Delaware; request to go 
to Philadelphia. A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by 
Tilghman: "Ansd. liberty to go to Philad." 

16, 158 

1777 Continental Congress. Resolve: Establishment of an In- 

JUNE 20 valid corps. Contemporary copy. In Journals 

of Congress (Library of Congress edition) under 

given date. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 

1781, Mar. 26. 31, 92 
1777 Council of War. Ticonderoga [New York]. Opinion on 

JUNE 20 practicability of defending Ticonderoga and 

Mount Independence. Contemporary extract 
from the trial of Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair 
[Aug. 25, 1778.] Certified by Jno. Strang. D. J. 
Advte. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 

1782, June 15. 57, 150 

1777 Yancey, James. Ticonderoga [New York]. Return of pro- 

JUNE 20 visions on hand at Ticonderoga. Contemporary 

copy by Joseph Trumbull, July 7, with a note of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 349 

the beef supplies and arrangements. 1 p. En 
closed in Trumbull to Washington, 1777, July 7. 

16, 254 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Col. Thomas 

JUNK 21 Elliott, Virginia]. Necessity of his presence. 

Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. Ill, pt. 2, 121 
1777 McDougall, Alexander. Haverstraw [New York]. To 
JUNK 21 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. March of 
his brigade and its recall to Peekskill by [Maj.] 
Gen. [Israel] Putnam. A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 165 

1777 Trumbull, Joseph. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 21 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Salt and salt meat 

supply; beef and the Northern army; delay in 
transporting flour. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, June 
30. 16, 189 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

JUNE 21 [Middlebrook]. Clothing for the Massachusetts 

troops; seizures by Rhode Island and Connecti 
cut; report of capture of a prize with blanket 
cargo. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 23. 16, 163 
1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 21 ington, Middlebrook. Compliance with direc 

tions of Washington s letter of the 20th. L. S. 

1 p. 16, 125 

1777 Sullivan, John. Rocky Hill [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JUNE 21 Washington [Middlebrook]. The letter from 

[Judge Peter] Livius; court-martial of the mes 
senger; management of the affair. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 16, 162 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

JUNE 22 Putnam, Peekskill]. Return of [Brig.] Gen. [Al 

exander] McDougall s brigade; British retreat; 
removal of stores from Fishkill etc. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 123 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JUNE 23 George Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Minor 

movements of troops at Fort Montgomery. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. Ill, pt. 2, 129 



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1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj .] Gen. [Wil- 

JUNE 23 liam] Heath [Boston]. Complaints of clothing 

from Massachusetts troops; retreat of British; 
route to Peekskill; cartridge-box devised by 
Col. [William R.] Lee; Capt. [Ebenezer] Sulli 
van s pay; [Ebenezer] Hancock s application for 
money. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman and John Fitzgerald. 

B. Ill, pt, 2, 127 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To James Mease 

JUNE 23 [Philadelphia]. Clothes for Massachusetts troops; 

blankets and shoes. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 131 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 23 ington, Middlebrook. Arrival of clothing and its 

nature; orders for McDougall s, Nixon s and 

Glover s brigade. L. S. 1 p. 16, 167 

1777 Hamilton, Henry. Detroit. Proclamation: Assurance 

JUNE 24 of protection and pay to all who join the British. 

D. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Gen. Hand: "The 

Indians leave these on or near the bodies of the 

People they murder. Good encouragement." 

Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 1777, Sep. 15. 

18, 116 

1777 St. Clair, Arthur. Ticonderoga. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 24 John] Schuyler [Saratoga]. Report of a scout of 

the presence of the enemy; Indians and troops 
and an analysis of the report. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1777, June 30. 16, 189 
1777 Williamson, Matthew, jr. Elizabethtown [New Jersey] 
JUNE 24 To [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Intelli 
gence of enemy. Contemporary copy by John 
Fitzgerald. 1 p. C. C. 154, 4, 299 
1777 Washington, George. Quibbletown [New Jersey]. To 
JUNE 25 [Baron] D Arendt [Quibbletown ?]. Permission 
to go to Philadelphia; the treaty with Prussia. 
L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. C. C. 152, 4, 301 
1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 
JUNE 25 Putnam, Peekskill]. Clothes; station for troops 
and importance of the Highlands; secretary and 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 351 

a deputy Adjutant-general; movement of en 
emy in Jersey. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison and John Fitzgerald. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 133 

1777 Deane, J[ames]. Extract of letter to [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

JUNE 25 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Preparations of In 

dians to attack Fort Schuyler; British to attack 
Ticonderoga. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, June 28. 

16, 177 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York] To [George] 

JUNE 25 Washington [Middlebrook]. Forwarding men of 

Col. [Moses] Hazen s regiment; [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

Glover gone to White Plains. L. S. 1 p. 

16, 171 

1777 St. Clair, Arthur. Ticonderoga [New York]. To Maj. 

JUNE 25 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Advance 

of enemy to Crown Point; danger of his position; 
question of calling out the militia; probable loss 
of the post. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, June 28. 

16, 176 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

JUNE 25 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. News from 

[Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair and object of en 
emy; need of reenf orcement ; raising a troop of 
horse. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 178 

[1777] Nichols, Francis. [Middlebrook ?] To [George Washing- 

[JUNE 26] ton, Middlebrook]. Report of movement of the 

enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. 8, 212 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 26 Washington [Middlebrook]. Orders for McDou- 

gall s brigade; removal of stores from Fishkill; 
need of troops at White Plains; marauders; 
arrival of troops belonging to Parsons brigade. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 29. 16, 169 

1777 St. Clair, A*rthur. Ticonderoga [New York]. To [Maj. 

J UNE 26 Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Saratoga]. Advance 

of the enemy; skirmish; call for New Hampshire 

militia. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 

in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, June 28. 

16, 180 



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1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Ma j. Aaron Burr 

JUNE 27 [Camp?]. Notification of appointment to Lieu 

tenant-colonel of Malcolm s regiment. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IH, pt. 2, 141 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JUNE 27 liam] Heath [Boston]. Payment of troops; pay 

of Rhode Island militia; forwarding of troops; 

move of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Caleb Gibbs. B. Ill, pt, 2, 137 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

JUNE 27 [Col. William Malcolm, Camp?]. Raising and 

bringing his regiment into the field. Draft. 1 
p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 139 

1777 West, George. Freehold [New Jersey]. Account of em- 

JUNE 27 barkation preparations at New York. Contem 

porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Forman to 
Washington, 1777, July 6. 16, 249 

1777 West, George. Freehold [New Jersey]. Affidavit of im- 

JUNE 27 press of prisoners in New York to man British 

ships. D. S. Sworn before Brig. Gen. David 
Forman. 1 p. Enclosed in Forman to Wash 
ington, 1777, July 6. 16, 250 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson]. 

JUNE 28 Philadelphia. To [George] Washington [Middle- 

brook]. Artillery from France; guns demanded 
for the Northern Department; requests orders. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) Answered June 
30. 16, 181 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 28 Washington [Middlebrook]. [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

Glover s station at White Plains and reasons 
therefor; Col. [Philip Van] Cortlandt s successful 
scouting party; supplies and information se 
cured; situation at Fort Montgomery. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered June 30. 16, 172 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 28 ton [Middlebrook]. Urgent need of reenforce- 

ments and field pieces; Indian intelligence; cor 
respondence with the Commissary General 
[Joseph Trumbull] and want of provisions; [Maj.] 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 353 

Gen. [Arthur] St. Glair s call for troops. L. S. 

3 pp. Answered July 2. In Sparks, Letters to 

Washington, 1, 391. 16, 174 

1777 Schnyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

JUNE 28 Putnam [Peekskill, New York]. Orders to 

hasten forward the reenforcements. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1777, June 28. 16, 192 

1777] [Virginia, Assembly.] [Williamsburg.] An act for com- 

[JUNE 28] pleting the quota of troops for the Continental 

Army. Broadside. 3 pp. Enclosed in Gray- 
son to Washington, 1777, July 1. 16, 201 

Ordered printed June 26. Signed by the Speaker June 28. 

1777 Sullivan, John, Nathanael Greene and Adam Stephen. 

JUNE 28 Middlebrook. To [George] Washington [Middle- 

brook]. Report on rank dispute between Cols. 
[Stephen] Moylan and [Theodorick] Bland. L. S. 
1 p. In handwriting of Sullivan. W 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [John Lang- 

JUNE 29 don, Portsmouth]. Arms and clothing; retreat 

of British to Amboy, return expedition its ob 
ject etc. Draft. 3 pp. B. Ill, pt. 2, 145 
1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Is- 
JUNE 29 rael] Putnam [Peekskill]. British intentions; 
concentration of troops at Peekskill; the mili 
tary situation. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 143 

1777 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 30 Philippe Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson Ducou- 

dray, Philadelphia]. Disposition of the artil 
lery arrived on the Amphitrite and minor mat 
ters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. Ill, pt. 2, 151 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 30 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Proposal to detach 

troops to White Plains; importance of the High 
lands; British evacuation of Amboy and later 
advance to Westfield; the situation. Draft. 1 
p. B. Ill, pt. 2, 149 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

JUNE 30 dlebrook]. Strength of the Army in Jersey; for 

warding reenforcements; march of Col. [John] 

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Crane s artillery; want of blankets by [Maj.] 
Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler; bad quality of 
French arms. L. S. Answered July 13. 16, 196 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 30 ington [Middlebrook]. Embarkation of Nixon s 

brigade for the North ; impossibility of furnishing 

cannon. L. S. 2pp. Answered July 1 . 16,185 

1777 St. Clair, Arthur. Ticonderoga [New York]. To Maj. 

JUNE 30 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Approach 

of the enemy and his strength. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1777, July 5. 16, 233 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 30 ton [Middlebrook]. Expected attack on Fort 

Schuyler and lack of reenforcements ; need of 
tents; correspondence with [Joseph] Trumbull 
and lack of beef; need of intrenching tools and 
field artillery. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 6. 

16, 188 

1777 Magaw, Robert. Flatbush, Long Island. To [George] 

JUNE Washington [Middlebrook]. Ignoring of prison 

ers by the public ; their situation; recommending 
Capt-lt. [Thomas] Randall. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

16, 194 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY l G[eorge] Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Sailing of 

British from Staten Island ; their probable desti 
nation; urgency of the situation. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 155 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Na- 

JULY 1 thaniel] Heard [Pompton]. Number of militia re 

quired as reenforcements. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 157 

1777 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

JULY l [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Preparations to 

move troops northward ; British designs ; militia 
reenforcements, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. Extract in Ford, 5, 
459, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 153 



COBKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 355 

1777 Grayson, William. Dumfries [Virginia]. To [George 

JULY 1 Washington, Middlebrook]. Forwarding troops; 

Virginia s Act for drafting. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

16, 199 

1777 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 2 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Movement of 

troops to guard the Highlands; manoeuvers of 
British and evacuation of Jersey; probable ad 
vance from Canada. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Extract in Ford, 5, 
459, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 159 

1777 Gist, M[ordecai]. Baltimore. To [George] Washington 

JULY 2 [Morristown]. Transmits returns of Continental 

troops in Baltimore; bounty offered by Mary 
land. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 18. W 

1777 Maxwell, William Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To (William 

JULY 2 Alexander] Lord Stirling [Cross Roads, New Jer 

sey]. British on Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1777, July 3. 

16, 212 

1777 Maxwell, William. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To [William 

JULY 2 Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Cross Roads, New Jer 

sey]. Intelligence from Staten Island; British 
loss [at Short Hills, New Jersey]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1777, July 3. 

16, 208 

1777 St. Clair, Arthur. Ticonderoga [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 2 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Movements of 

the enemy; attempt to save stores at the landing; 
keeping open the communication and sending in 
habitants to Albany; strength of enemy; reen- 
forcement. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, July 5. 

16, 234 

1777 Stump, Charles and Leonard May buss. Ticonderoga [New 

JuLY 2 York]. Examination of: Strength of the Ger 

man regiments ; pro vision supplies; intended at 
tack on Ticonderoga. Contemporary copy. 2pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, July 
5. 16, 237 

1777 Sullivan, John. Lincoln s Gap [Short Hills, New Jersey]. 

JuLY2 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Re- 



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questing Washington s influence in behalf of his 
brother [Capt. Ebenezer Sullivan]. A. L. S. 
1 p. 16, 203 

1777 Cheever, Ezekiel. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JULYS [Morristown]. Arms at Springfield; guards. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 13. 16, 219 

1777 Cochran, John. [Pompton, New Jersey]. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 3 John Sullivan, Pompton]. Charges against his 

treatment of sick; reason therefor; Sullivan s 
statements; neglect of surgeon of Hazen s regi 
ment; requests withdrawal of Sullivan s charges. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Sullivan to Wash 
ington, 1777, July 5. 16, 213 
1777 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. On the march from Mid- 
JULY 3 dlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Peeks- 
kill] Artillery ordered North. Auto, draft signed . 
1 p. B. Ill, pt. 2, 163 

1777 Maxwell, Wplliam]. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To William 

JULY 3 [Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Cross Roads, New 

Jersey]. Intelligence of enemy s encampment 

on Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Stirling to Washington, 1777, July 3. 16, 210 

1777 Max well, William. Meeker s [Near Elizabeth, New Jersey]. 

JULY 3 To Maj. Gen. William [Alexander,] Lord Stirling 

[Cross Roads, New Jersey]. Recommending cer 
tain officers; removal of baggage to Springfield. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washing 
ton, 1777, July 3. 16, 209 

1777 Pickering, Timothy [jr.] [Middlebrook.] Order of march 

JULY 3 of the Army to Morristown. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1777 St. Clair, Arthur. Ticonderoga [New York]. To [Maj.] 

JULYS Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Picket 

skirmishes; information from prisoner; the sit 
uation. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, July 5. 

16, 236 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Cross Roads [New 

JULY 3 Jersey]. To [George] Washington, Morristown. 

March of troops; obtaining intelligence; advis 
ability of present movement of the Army [from 
Middlebrook to Morristown]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

16, 207 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 357 

1777 Tracy, Andrew Hodges. Ticonderoga [New York]. Re- 

JULY 3 port of information obtained from a prisoner. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuy- 

ler to Washington, 1777, July 5. 16, 238 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

JULY 4 Armstrong [Philadelphia]. Spirit of the Penn 

sylvania and New Jersey militia; distress of in 
habitants; intentions of enemy; guards, boats 
etc.; personal matters. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Extract in Ford, 5, 
460, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 175 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj . Gen. William 

JULY 4 Heath, Boston]. Captures by armed vessels; 

[Maj.] Gen. [Joseph] Spencer s claim for pay and 
relative matters; designs of British and the mil 
itary situation. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 2, 167 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 4 Robert Howe [South Carolina]. Suggestion of 

expedition against St. Augustine [Florida]. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. Ill, pt. 2, 177 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 4 [Maj. Gen. Charles Lee, New York]. [James,] 

Lord Drummond s parole. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 

5, 464. B. Ill, pt. 2, 165 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Jt LY 4 [John] Sullivan [Pompton]. General instructions 

in case of British advance up the North River. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. Ill, pt. 2, 171 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson]. 

J ULY 4 Philadelphia. To [George] Washington [Morris- 

town]. The demand from Canada [Northern 
Department] for cannon; Washington s miscon 
ception respecting cannon brought by the Am- 
phitrite; their character; question of recasting; 
Mauduit du Plessis; opinions; instruction of ar 
tillerists; recommending Capts. de Goy and [Ar- 
nauld] Loyaute". L. S. 8 pp. Answered July 
13. 16, 223 



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1777 Gadsden, Christopher. Fort Moultrie [South Carolina]. 

JULY 4 To [George Washington, Morristown]. Intro 

ducing Col. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney. A. L. 
S. 3 pp. W 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 4 Washington [Morristown]. Skirmish at White 

Plains; troops sent to Fort Montgomery; calling 
out the militia; removal of cannon from Bergen; 
need of the Continental troops from Connecticut. 
L. S. 2 pp. 16, 221 

1777 Trumbull, Jonathan, jr. Albany. To Joseph Trumbull 

JULY 4 [Morristown]. Approach and attack on Ticon- 

deroga; strength and position of the enemy; 
capture of Mount Hope. Extract by Joseph 
Trumbull. 3 pp. Enclosed in Trumbull to 
Washington, 1777, July 7. 16, 255 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To Dr. James Mc- 

JuLY5 Henry [Baltimore?]. British treatment of pris 

oners; McHenry s exchange. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 181 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 5 [Gurdon] Saltonstall [Norwich, Connecticut]. 

Claim to pay. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 179 

1777 Council of War. Ticonderoga [New York]. Necessity of 

JULY 5 evacuating Ticonderoga. Members: Maj. Gen. 

Arthur St. Clair; Brig. Genls. De Roche Fermoy, 

Enoch Poor, John Paterson and Col. Pierce Long. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuy- 

ler to Washington, 1777, July 14. 16, 324 

The opinion of the council, extracted from the trial of St. Clair [1778> 
Aug. 25] and attested by Jno. Strang, Dy. Judge Advocate is in 57, 151. 
It was enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 1782, June 15. 

1777 Schuyler, [Philip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULYS ton [Morristown]. Enclosing copies of [Maj.] 

Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair s letters; orders to the 
militia; non-arrival of troops from Peekskill; 
Joseph Brant in Try on County; force at Ticon 
deroga; need of artillery and provisions. L. S. 
3 pp. 16, 229 

1777 Sullivan, John. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 5 Washington [Morristown]. Correspondence with 

Dr. [John] Cochran; Sullivan s conduct in the 

matter. A. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 217 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 359 

1777 Sullivan, John. Pompton [New Jersey]. To Dr. [John] 

JULYS Cochran [Pompton]. Countercharges and tone 

of his letter. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Sullivan to Washington, 1777, June 5. 

16, 215 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Is- 

JULY6 rael] Putnam [Peekskill]. Forwarding intrench 

ing tools and cartridge paper to [Maj.] Gen. 
[Philip John] Schuyler; orders to prepare to pur 
sue enemy; hope of watchfulness in [Brig-1 Gen. 
[Samuel Holden] Parsons detachment. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

16, 193 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

JULY 6 John] Schuyler [Stillwater]. Keenforcement of 

Ticonderoga; tents and cartridge paper; move 
ment of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 2, 183 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 6 [John] Sullivan [Pompton]. Proposed enterprize 

against British at Bergen; intelligence of move 
ments at New York. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. In Ford, 5, 468. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 185 

1777 Court of Inquiry. Pompton [New Jersey]. Proceedings 

JULY 6 on conduct of Surgeon of the General Hospital 

[Dr. John Cochran] s reception of sick from Maj. 

Gen. [John] Sullivan s division. D. S: John 

Gunby, President. 5 pp. W 

1777 Detchevery, Bertrand. Freehold [New Jersey], Infor- 

JuLY6 mation of British embarkation at New York; 

wounde.d; spirit of the troops. D. S. Sworn to 

before Brig. Gen. David Forman. 1 p. 16, 250 

1777 Elliott, Thomas. King William. [County, Virginia]. To 

JULY 6 George Washington [Morristown]. State of his 

health and order to join the Army; inoculation 

for small-pox. A. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 251 

1777 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

J ULY 6 Washington [Morristown]. Taking post near 

Sandy Hook; reports of deserters; movement of 
British ships and purpose. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered July 7. 16, 246 



360 LIBBAKY OF CONGRESS 

[1777] [Forman, David.] [Freehold.] Account of ships arrived and 

[JULY 6] departed from New York since June 30. Tabular 

statement. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 1 p. 16, 249 

1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. John 

JULY 7 Sullivan, Pompton]. Difficulty with Dr. [John] 

Cochran; preparations of enemy. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 187 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Ezekiel Cheever 

JULY 7 [Boston]. Connecticut s request for loan of 

arms. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 191 

1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To Col. David 

JULY 7 Forman [Freehold, New Jersey]. Request for 

cannon; intelligence. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 189 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mor- 

JULY? ristown]. British manoeuvers and intentions; 

clothing; need of the New Hampshire troops; 
tents and blankets; cartridge boxes and commis 
sions for Cols. [William R.] Lee and [Henry] 
Jackson s regiments; issue of arms to the troops; 
British cruisers on the coast; Col. [John] Crane s 
march. L. S. 4pp. Answered July 19. 16,262 

1777 learned, Ebenezer. Fort Edward [New York]. To [Maj.] 

JULY 7 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Stillwater, New 

York]. Loss of Ticonderoga; British at Skenes- 
borough; need of ammunition and intrenching 
tools at Fort Ann. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, 
July 7. 16, 261 

1777 Schuyler, Phplip John] Stillwater [New York]. To 

JULY 7 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Fears for 

Ticonderoga; need of reenforcements and can 
non; need of beef. L. S. 2pp. Answered July 
10. This and following letter printed as one in 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 393. 16, 259 

1777 Schnyler, Phplip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

JULY 7 [George] Washington (Morristown]. Loss of Ti 

conderoga; [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Glair s 
whereabouts; need of reenforcements; stores 
necessary. L. S. 3 pp. 16, 257 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 361 

1777 Truinbull, Joseph. Morristown. To George Washington 

JULY 7 [Morristown]. Intelligence from Ticonderoga. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 253 

See: Yancey, James, 1777, June 20. 

1777 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

JULY 8 Sullivan [Pompton]. British advance on Ticon 

deroga; ordering his division across the Hudson. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 193 

1777 Gist, M[ordecai]. Baltimore. To [George] Washington 

JULYS [Morristown]. Forwarding troops; act of As 

sembly forbidding recruiting for [the Sixteen 
Additional] Continental regiments. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered July 18. 16, 267 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

JULYS [Morristown]. Forwarding shoes to the Army; 

the clothing supply. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
July 18. 16, 264 

1777 St. Clair, Arthur. Dorset [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 8 [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort Edward, New York]. 

Attempt to reach Fort Edward; rear-guard ac 
tion; distress for provisions. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1777, July 10. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 513. 16, 284 
1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [John] 
JULY 9 Sullivan [Smith s Clove ?]. Instructions to halt 
until enemy s purpose becomes clearer. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 195 

1777 Board of General Officers. Morristown. On precedence 

JuLY 9 in rank of Cols. [Alexander] McClanachan and 

[Alexander] Spotswood; commissions and va 
cancies; enlistment of native deserters from the 
enemy. Members: The Commander in chief; 
Maj. Genls. Greene, Stirling, Mifflin, Stephen; 
Brig. Genls. Maxwell, Knox, Wayne, Muhlen- 
berg, Weedon, Woodford, Scott and Conway. 
A. D. S. of Robert Hanson Harrison. 1 p. 

F. I, 115 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Where 

abouts of [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair; evacu 
ation of Fort Ann; Schuyler s situation; falsity 



362 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of report that he ordered the evacuation of Ti- 
conderoga; obstructing the road; Burgoyne s 
proclamation [of June 20]. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered July 13. In Spark s, Letters to Wash 
ing, 1, 395. 16, 274 

1777 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Fort Edward, New York]. To 

JULY 9 [the New York Council of Safety Kingston]. 

Evacuation of Ticonderoga and Schuyler s re 
sponsibility. Extract of letter. 2 pp. En 
closed in Putnam to Washington. 1777, July 11. 

16, 298 

1777 Trumbull, Joseph. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

JuLY9 ton [Morristown]. Maj. [Robert] Hoops diffi 

culties and need of reorganization of Commissary 
Department; intended appeal to Congress; im 
possibility of obtaining help. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

16, 272 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

JULY 10 John Schuyler, Fort Edward]. Reports of cap 

ture of Ticonderoga; reenf orcements ; position 
of main Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 197 

1777 Dayton, Elias. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 10 Washington, Morristown. Permission for Dr. 

Peterson s family to remove to New York; 

destination of British expedition. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 16, 289 

1777 Dayton, Elias. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To [George 

{ JULY 10 Washington, Morristown]. Destination of the 

British expedition. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 290 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JULY 10 [Morristown]. State of the Massachusetts regi 

ments and stores; capture of prizes in Europe. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 19. 16, 287 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

JULY 10 [George] Washington [Morristown]. The situ 

ation; desertions; [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. 
Clair s movements; need of troops; stores at 
Fort Edward; artillery removed from Lake 
George; obstructing the roads and resistance to 
enemy s advance. L. S. 3 pp. 16, 284 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 363 

Spotswood, Alexander]. [Morristown ?] To [George 
Washington, Morristown]. Postponing resigna 
tion; his claim to rank. Recent copy. 1 p. 

16, 282 

1777 Sullivan, John. Ramapo [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 10 Washington, Morristown. Court of inquiry re 

specting complaints against Dr. [John] Cochran; 
Sullivan s idea of Cochran s actions. A. L. S. 
1 p. 16, 276 

1777 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

JULY 11 [George] Washington [Pompton]. Requesting 

Lieutenant s commission for [Michael] Connolly. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered July 13. 16, 294 

1777 [New York, Council of Safety.] [Kingston.] ToMaj.Gen. 

JULY ll [Israel] Putnam [PeekskiU, New York]. Confi 

dence in [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. Ex 
tract. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to Washing 
ton, 1777, July 11.. 16, 299 
1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 
JULY ll Washington, Pompton. Enclosing letters from 
the [New York] Council; intelligence from New 
York City. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 13. 

16, 296 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Rhode Island], To [George] 

JULY ll Washington [Pompton, New Jersey]. Capture 

of Maj. Gen. [Richard] Prescott by Lt. Col. [Wil 
liam] Barton. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 17. 

16, 291 

1777 Sullivan, John. Ramapo [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 11 Washington [Pompton]. His seizure of cloth 

ing; dismissal of militia. L. S. 1 p. 16, 292 
1777 Thomas and Cassaweto. Oneida [New York]. Report [to 

JULY 11 Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Fort Edward]. 

Sir John Johnson and Col. [Daniel] Claus and 
their efforts with the Indians; the French; Schuy 
ler and defence of Fort Schuyler; movements of 
British and Indians; Claus s efforts with the Six 
Nations. 

Spencer, Thomas. [To Schuyler.] Spencer s danger [in 
remaining at Oneida]. Contemporary copy. 5 
pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, 
July 18. 17, 27 



364 LJBRABY OF CONGBESS 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Pompton Plains. To[Maj.Geru 

JULY 12 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Evacuation of Ticon- 

deroga and Fort Independence; forwarding of 
reenforcements; artillery; precautions for defense 
of Peekskill. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 5, 476. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 203 

1777 [Washington, George.] Pompton Plains [New Jersey]. 

JULY 12 To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort Ed 

ward]. Evacuation [of Ticonderoga and Fort 
Independence]; tents, cartridges and other sup 
plies; artillery and engineers; reenforcements. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. Ill, pt. 2, 199 

1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. Peekskill [New York], To [George] 

JULY 12 Washington [Pompton]. Requesting appoint 

ment of Adj. Roger Alden as his brigade-major. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 13. 16, 303 

1777 Langdon, John. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

JULY 12 [George] Washington [Pompton]. Need of arms; 

clothing; British in the North; control of the 
Hudson; value of Ticonderoga, etc. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 17, 68 

1777 Moylan, Stephen. "Elands" [New Jersey]. To [George 

JULY 12 Washington, Pompton]. Requesting a protec 

tion for Elias Bland; Capt. [Thomas] Dorsey s 
claim to promotion and Capt. [John] Craig s 
qualifications. A. L. S. 4 pp. 16, 306 

1777 Sickles, Sarah. [Peekskill, New York.] British shipping 

JULY 12 preparations in New York. 

Neilson, Thomas. [Peekskill.] Information of British 
picket at Paulus Hook; sailing of the fleet. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1777, July 
11. 16, 300 

1777 Tryon County Committee, Conajaharie [New York]. To 

JULY 12 Brig. Gen. [Nicholas] Herkimer [Conajaharie 

District]. Withdrawal of Continental troops; 
need of militia to protect Cherry Valley. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1777, July 18. 17, 30 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Pompton Plains. To [Ezekiel 

JULY 13 Cheever, Springfield]. Need of attention to 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 365 

duty; preparation for removal of stores etc. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 2, 221 

1777 Washington, George. Pompton Plains. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 13 Philippe Charles Jean Baptiste Tronson Ducou- 

dray, Philadelphia]. Recasting French guns; 
relative advantages of light and heavy pieces; 
artillery at Springfield; Duplessis s authority 
etc. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Ford, 5, 478. 

-B. Ill, pt. 2, 215 

1777 Washington, George. Pompton Plains. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 13 [William] Heath [Boston]. Intentions of British ; 

evacuation of Ticonderoga and Fort Independ- 

. ence; [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler s 

strength; forwarding of troops. Draft. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 211 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Pompton. To Brig. Gen. [Jedi- 

JULY 13 diah] Huntington [Peekskill. New York]. Ap 

pointment of Roger Alden as brigade-major. 
Draft. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. Written at bottom of Huntington to Wash 
ington, 1777, July 12. 16, 303 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Pompton Plains. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 13 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Lack of news from 

[Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair; blockading of 
roads and removal of stores from Peekskill. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 2, 209 

1777 [Washington, George.] Pompton Plains. To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 13 [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort Edward]. Supplies 

forwarded; lack of news from [Maj. Gen. Arthur] 
St. Clair. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Ford, 5, 483. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 207 

1777 Heath, Wplliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JULY 13 [Pompton]. Evacuation of Ticonderoga and 

loss of stores; number of troops at Ticonderoga 

and with Gen. Schuyler; deliberations of the 

[Massachusetts] Council on Washington s letter 



366 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of July 7; reported capture of [Maj.] Gen. 
[Richard] Prescott; volunteer French officers; 
capture of frigate Fox by Capts. [John] Manly 
and [Hector] McNeill; Col. [Rufus] Putnam s 
march. L. S. 3 pp. 16, 312 

1777 Hughes, Hugh. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 14 ington [Pompton]. Forwarding ammunition; 

salt provisions in Ulster county; Hughes health. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered July 16. 17, 109 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 13 ington, Pompton. Transports ordered down; 

practicability of obstructing roads; supply of 
hard bread; arrival of cannon at Fishkill; ap 
pointment of [Jesse] Root as Deputy Adjutant 
General. L. S. 2 pp. 16, 310 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York], To [George] Wash- 

JULY 13 ington [Pompton]. Intelligence of movements of 

British shipping; need of powder and cartridges. 

L. S. 1 p. Answered July 15. 16, 308 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

JULY 14 [George] Washington [Pompton]. Arrival of St. 

Glair s troops; confusion; Col. [Seth] Warner s 
orders to drive off cattle and carriages; return 
home of Massachusetts militia; condition of 
Nixon s brigade; lack of tents, supplies, lead and 
cannon; inability to obtain supplies from Spring 
field or Boston; need of reenforcements; express 
from Burgoyne to Howe ; copy of the Council of 
War at Ticonderoga; chance of saving stores at 
Fort George; selection of position for stand 
against the enemy; obstructing the road from 
Fort Ann; reports of enemy s advance. L. S. 
5 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 397, 

16, 320 

1777 Webb, Samuel Blatchley. Peekskill [New York]. To 

JULY 14 [George] Washington [Pompton]. Wine and 

cheese for Washington; strength of his regiment. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 314 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Suffern s Tavern] Clove. To [Col.] 

JULY 15 Hugh Hughes [Fishkill]. Supplies etc. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 229 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 367 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Suffern s Tavern] Clove. To [Maj.] 

JULY 15 Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Movement of 

British ships; powder, cartridges etc. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 227 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Suffern s Tavern, near entrance of 

JULY 15 Smith s] Clove [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

Philip John Schuyler, Fort Edward]. Evacua 
tion of Ticonderoga and Fort Independence ; op 
position to British advance; strength of Fort 
George. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 5, 484. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 223 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Suf- 

JULY 15 fern s Tavern]. Introducing D Avout; loss of 

Northern Army in the retreat. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 4, 425 

1777 Herkimer, Nicholas. Conajaharie District [New York]. 

JULY 15 To [Maj. Gen. Philip John Schuyler, Saratoga]. 

Reenforcements for Fort Schuyler and confusion 
caused by contradictory orders of the [Tryon 
County] Committee; discouraged state of the 
county; need of Continental troops; effect of 
surrender of Ticonderoga; efforts to revive 
spirit of the people; difficulty in raising men. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1777, July 18. 17, 31 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Peekskill [New York]. To 

JULY 15 [George Washington, Suffern s Tavern]. Col. 

Sfamuel Blatchley] Webb s conduct in attempt 
ing to recruit his regiment; Lt. Cols. [Samuel] 
Prentiss, [Zebulon] Butler, [David] Dimon and 
[Return Jonathan] Meigs as candidates for com 
mand of Huntington s and Douglass regiments. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 16, 328 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Suffern s Tavern.] TofSirWil- 

JULY 16 liam Howe, New York]. Proposing exchange of 

Maj. Gen. [Richard] Prescott for Maj. Gen. 

[Charles] Lee. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 5, 487. 

E. 93 

A copy by John Laurens Is in the Washington, Miscellaneous. 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Suffern s Tavern] Clove. To 

JULY 16 [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan [New Windsor]. 



368 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Orders to take post; intentions of British. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. Ill, pt, 2, 231 

1777 Continental Congress. Resolves: Plan for raising an In- 

JULY 16 valid Corps. On folio containing Continental 

Congress, Resolve, 1777, June 20. In Journals 

of Congress, (Library of Congress edition) of 

given date. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 

1781, June 20. 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] "Washington 

JULY 16 [Suffern s Tavern], Massachusetts secret expe 

dition to St. Johns River and request for arms 
and supplies; northern disasters and desertions; 
capture of prizes; reported recapture of the Fox. 
L. S. 3 pp. 17, 4 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Peekskill [New York]. To 

JULY 16 [George Washington, Suffern s Tavern, New 

York]. Danger of [Maj.] Gen. [Richard] Pres- 

cott s escape from Windham [Connecticut]. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 17. 16, 326 

1777 Robinson, Moses, William Williams and Nathaniel Brush. 

JULY 16 Bennington [Vermont]. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

John] Schuyler [Saratoga]. Advance of enemy 
against Col. [Seth] Warner; raising the militia. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1777, July 18. 17^, 33 

1777 Ruddock, John. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 16 ington [Suffern s Tavern]. Musket ball and car 

tridges sent [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 2 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 

JULY 17 [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Settle 

ment of claims of rank; protection of Highland 
passes. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. B. Ill, pt. 2, 233 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 

JULY 17 [Maj. Gen. Joseph Spencer, Providence]. Cap 

ture of [Maj.] Gen. [Richard] Prescott and good 
consequences to be expected therefrom; [Lt.] 
Col. [William] Barton s intrepidity. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 235 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 369 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 

JULY 17 [Brig.] Gen. [William] Thompson [New York]. 

Settlement of his claim. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 237 

1777 Atwood, Ebenezer. Fishkill [New York]. Account of 

JULY 17 British embarkation preparations at New York. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1777, 

July 17. 17, 10 

1777 Langdon, John. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

JULY 17 [George] Washington [Suffern s Tavern]. Arrival 

of packet from France; chance of an European 

rupture. L. S. 1 p. Answered Aug. 4. 17, 19 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York], To [George] 

JULY 17 Washington, Suffern s Tavern. Intelligence 

brought from New York by Ebenezer Atwood. 

L. S. 1 p. 17, 8 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 17 Washington [Suffern s Tavern]. Movement of 

British ships in the Hudson; suggests an attack 

on Kingsbridge. Recent copy. 1 p. 17,11 

1777 St. Clair, Arthur. Fort Edward [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 17 Washington [Suffern s Tavern]. Strength of gar 

rison and provision supply at Ticonderoga; ac 
count of the evacuation and St. Glair s retreat. 
A. L. S. 6 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 400. 17, 14 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 

JULY 18 the Brigadiers in the Western parts of Massachu 

setts and New Hampshire. Calling on militia to 
aid in checking British advance from Canada. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, 5, 492. B. Ill, pt. 2, 245 

Same to brigadiers in western parts of Connecticut and noted as to be 
sent from one brigadier to another. 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 

JULY 18 [Col. Thomas Elliott, Virginia]. His delay in join 

ing the army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Endorsed by Hamilton: 
"in Six or seven weeks from this time if he does 
not come on must expect to be superseded." 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 249 
56214 vol 112 24 



370 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 

JULY 18 Col. Mordecai Gist [Baltimore]. Recruiting the 

Sixteen Additional [Continental] Regiments; 

joining the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 247 

1777 Washington, George. [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 

JULY 18 James Mease [Philadelphia]. Need of shoes; 

small sizes and smallness of clothes; shirts. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 251 

1777 Washington, George. [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 

JULY 18 [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga]. 

[Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold ordered north; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St Glair s responsibility in 
evacuating Ticonderoga; artillery and stores. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. In Ford, 5, 489. B. Ill, pt. 2, 239 
1777 Washington, George. [Suffern s Tavern.] Clove. To 
JULY 18 [Brig. Gen. William Smallwood, Maryland]. Or 
ders to join the Army. Draft signed. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt, 2, 243 

1777 New Jersey. Routes through Jersey [from Philadelphia 

JULY 18 to the Highlands of the Hudson] with note of 

places at which magazines are to be formed. 
1 p. Partly in handwriting of Tench Tilghman 
and endorsed by Washington. W 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 18 Washington [SufFern s, New York]. Capture of 

Edmund Palmer; his crimes; board ordered to 
enquire into claims of candidates for Colonelcies 
in Parson s brigade. L. S. 1 p. 33, 413 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York], To 

JULY 18 [George] Washington [SufFern s Tavern]. Schuy- 

ler s mistaken notion of strength of Ticonderoga 
garrison; the provision supply; Schuyler s am 
munition supply; constructing gun-carriages; 
necessity of troops in Try on County; opinion 
of the defensibility of Fort George; delay of 
Massachusetts and New Hampshire militia in re- 
enforcing Col. [Seth] Warner; Schuyler s calum 
niators. L. S. 8 pp. 17, 23 
1777 Williamson, Matthias, jr. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To 
JULY 18 [George Washington, Suffern s Taven]. Corne- 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 371 

lius Blanchard s desire to serve the country; his 
information respecting destination of the British 
ships. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 21 

1777 W[ashington,] G[eorge]. Suffern s Tavern] Clove. To 

JULY 19 [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath [Boston]. Trade 

with France; strength of Northern Army ; chap 
lains; [Sir William] Howe s cooperation with [Lt. 
Gen. John] Burgoyne. Draft. 2^pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. With omissions, in 
Ford, 5, 500. B. Ill, pt. 2, 253 

1777 [Anonymous.] To [Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam? Peekskill 

JULY 19 New York]. Movement of British ships in New 

York harbor. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to 

Washington, 1777, July 21. 17, 48 

1777 General Court-martial, Trenton [New Jersey]. Trial of 

JULY 19 John Marsh for desertion. July 22 : Trial of Wil- 

loughby Johnson for desertion. Contemporary 

copy by Adam Boyd. 2 pp. Enclosed in Nash 

to Washington, 1777, Aug. 14. 17, 231 

1777 Mead, John. Byrom River [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 19 Israel Putnam, Peekskill, New York]. Sailing of 

a British fleet eastward through Long Island 
Sound. Contemporary copy. Enclosed in Put 
nam to Washington, 1777, July 18. 33, 414 

1777 Morgan, Daniel. Grain town [New York] To [George 

JULY 19 Washington. Suffern s Tavern]. Recommending 

Alexander Anderson as despatch bearer; move 
ments of British ships ; finding of arms. Recent 
copy. 1 p. 17, 39 

[1777] [St. Clair, Arthur] Memorandum: Representation of the 

[JULY 19] situation; strength of garrison at Ticonderoga 

at time of evacuation; provision supply; state 
of artillery; positions and strength of American 
troops. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Trans 
mitted to Washington. 17, 37 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Fort Edward [New York]. To 

J^ LY 19 Gov. Jonathan Trumbull [Lebanon, Connecti 

cut], Evacuation of Ticonderoga; position of 
the enemy; ordering out the militia. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Transmitted to Washing 
ton. 17, 36 

1777 Silliman, G[old] Selleck. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To 

19 [Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam ? Peekskill, New York]. 



372 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Approach of a British fleet; need of assistance. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to Washing 
ton, 1777, July 18. 33, 415 

1777 Trumbull, Joseph. Smith s Clove [New York]. To 

JULY 19 [George] Washington [Suffern s Tavern]. His 

resignation to Congress and letter accompanying 

same; Jeremiah Wadsworth s declination to 

serve. A. L. S. 3 pp. 17, 34 

[1777] [Anonymous.] To [Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam, Peekskill, 

[JULY 20] New York]. Intelligence of British fleet at 

Sandy Hook. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to 

Washington, 1777, July 21. 17, 49 

1777 Burr, A[aron]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 20 Washington [Smith s Clove, New York]. His 

commission and complaint as to rank. A. L. S. 

2pp. Endorsed by Tilghman : "notansd." In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1, 405. 17, 41 

1777 Council of War, Fort Edward [New York], On dismissal 

JULY 20 of militia. Members: Maj. Genls. Schuyler, St. 

Clair; Brig. Genls. John Nixon, Enoch Poor, 
John Paterson, Ebenezer Learned, John Fellows 
and Abraham Ten Broeck. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1777, July 21. 17, 56 

1777 Forman, David. Middletown. To Col. [Stephen] Moylan 

JULY 20 [Elizabethtown]. British fleet at Sandy Hook; 

arrival of nineteen ships. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Moylan to Washington, 1777, July 22. 

W 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. New York. To Lt. Gen. [John] 

JULY 20 Burgoyne [Skenesborough, New York]. Inten 

tions against Boston and feint to the Southward. 
Recent copy attested by Jared Sparks. 1 p. 
Original enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 
1777, July 24. 17, 96 

[1777] Poor, Enoch. Servant of. Examination: Force of en- 

[JULY 20] emy; boats, artillery, horses etc.; actions of 

tories; Indians etc. 

Croter, Francis. Positions of British troops, etc. 
McCoy, John. General information. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1777, July 21. 17, 54 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 373 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

JULY 20 Col. [Philip] Skene [Skenesborough, New York]. 

Willingness to appoint an officer to hold an 
interview with any appointed by Burgoyne; 
Capt. [William] Montgomery s treatment. Con 
temporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1777, July 21. 17, 53 

1777 Skene, Philip. Skenesborough [New York]. To [Maj.] 

JULY 20 Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort Edward, New 

York], Desire to aid in securing peaceful gov 
ernment; requests an interview. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1777, July 21. 17, 52 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. "11 Miles in the Clove." To 

JULY 21 [Maj .] Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Await 

ing intelligence of enemy s movements. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. In Ford, 5, 502, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 255 

1777 Moylan, Stephen. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 21 Washington [Smith s Clove]. His march to New 

Windsor; attempt of nineteen dragoons to go to 

Philadelphia on account of pay grievances. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 47 

1777 Nixon, John. Kingsborough [New York] To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 21 Philip John Schuyler, Fort Edward]. Capture 

of a scouting party; advance of British against 
Fort Ann. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, July 22. 

17, 61 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 21 Washington [Smith s Clove]. British move 

ments; ships at Morrisania; position of Conti 
nental troops; death of artillery horses from ill 
usage; forwarding intelligence. L. S. 2 pp. 

17,43 

1777 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

21 [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Col. 

[Philip] Skene s letter; intelligence of British 
force; council of war on attempting to hold the 
militia in service; strength of American force; 
British preparations for forward movement; the 
New Hampshire militia. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 50 



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1777 [Schuyler, Philip John.] Fort Edward [New York]. A 

JULY 21 general return of troops under his command. 

Tabular statement. Contemporary copy. 2pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, July 
22. 17, 58 

1777 Washington, George. In the Clove. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

JULY 22 Putnam, Peekskill. Ordering reenforcements 

and tents to [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler. 
Transcript. B. Ill, 383 

1777 Washington, George. In the Clove. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

JULY 22 Putnam, Peekskill]. Intelligence of British ship 

ping movement; wagoners and artillerymen; 
strength of enemy s posts at Kingsbridge. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 265 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. In the Clove. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 22 [Philip John] Schuyler [Fort Edward]. [Lt.] 

Gen. [John] Burgoyne s policy; rousing the 
people; Fort George s evacuation; harmony; 
puzzling conduct of [Sir William] Howe. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. In Ford, 5, 504. B. Ill, pt. 2, 257 

1777 [Washington, George.] In the Clove. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 22 Philip John Schuyler, Fort Edward]. Forward 

ing him reenforcements and tents. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 261 

1777 Washington, George. In the Clove. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 22 [John] Sullivan [Pompton Plains]. Execution of 

court-martial sentence. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. B. Ill, pt. 2, 269 

1777 Atwood, John. Peekskill [New York]. Examination of 

JULY 22 by Lord Stirling: Assembling of British fleet 

in lower New York bay; arrival of reenforce 
ments and provision ships from Ireland; alarm 
caused by rumored attack at Kingsbridge; re 
ported destination of the fleet. A. D. of Stir 
ling. 2 pp. Enclosed in Putnam to Washing 
ton, 1777, July 22. 17, 64 

1777 Franklin, Wfilliam]. Litchfield [Connecticut]. To 

JULY 22 [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Mrs. 

Franklin s ill-health; requests permission to go 

to her. A. L. S. 4 pp. C. C. 152, 4, 385 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 375 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

JULY 22 [Smith s Clove]. Quality of the French shoes; 

fitting of clothes; [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam s 
seizure of clothing ; difficulty in transporting ar 
ticles to headquarters; efforts to obtain blankets 
and shoes from Massachusetts. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

17,65 

1777 Moylan, Stephen. Elizabethtown. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 22 ington [Smith s Clove]. Exposed position to 

which his troop is ordered; need of infantry 
guards; [Brig.] Gen. [David] Forman s intelli 
gence. A. L. S. 1 p. W 
1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 
JULY 22 Washington [Smith s Clove]. Examination of 
Capt. [John] At wood; British slu ps; captures of 
tories and robbers. L. S. 1 p. 17, 63 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

JULY 22 [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Evacu 

ation of Ticonderoga; weak state of the Army; 
lack of every necessary; Maj. Gen. [Benedict] 
Arnold and reenforcements. Contemporary copy 
by John Fitzgerald. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 4, 393 

1777 Du Coudray, Philippe Charles etc. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 23 ton [Smith s Clove]. Decision regarding recast 

ing of French cannon; the Swedish pieces; the 
question of weight and transportation; British 
army experience; exactness and range of heavy 
weight cannon; risks of recasting; the question 
of ammunition wagons and gunners; Du Cou- 
dray s position and object; Du Plessis responsi 
bility and knowledge of artillery. A. L. S. 
14 pp. 17, 82 

1777 Forman, David. Shrewsbury [New Jersey]. To George 

JULY 23 Washington [Smith s Clove]. Sailing of the Brit 

ish fleet from New York; information of troops 
on board. A. L. S. 1 p. 16, 73 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JULY 23 [Smith s Clove]. Detention of Hessian paymas 

ter [Lt. Miller]. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 28. 

17, 80 

1777 Heath, Wplliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JuLY23 [Smith s Clove]. Cartridges for troops; report of 

British fleet off Rhode Island; militia ordered to 



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that State; health of British troops; deserters 
from Northern Army ; officers of the Fox; build 
ing the magazine at Springfield. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Aug. 5. 17, 78 

1777 Moylan, Stephen. South Amboy [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 23 [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Sailing of 

enemy s fleet; requests a court-martial for his 

nineteen dragoons. A. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 76 

1777 Ogden, M[atthias]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 23 [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Forward 

ing letters; obtaining intelligence of British fleet. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 81 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

JULY 22 [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Evacua 

tion of Ticonderoga; departure of the militia; 
state of Schuyler s force; strength of [Brig.] 
Gen. [John] Nixon s brigade and [Lt.] Gen. [John] 
Burgoyne s ability to reach Albany; pleasure at 
[Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold s coming; Nixon s 
negligence and need of reenforcement. 

L. S. 4 pp. 17, 60 

1777 Schuyler, Philip John. Fort Edward [New York]. To 

JULY 23 [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Expresses 

between Burgoyne and [Sir William] Howe; 
diversion to the Eastward; need of reenforce- 
ments; removal of cannon from Saratoga ; Indian 
attack on [Brig.] Gen. [John] Nixon s picket; 
arrival of [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold; memor 
ial of [Brig.] Gen. [Roche] Fermoy s officers 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered July 27. 17, 71 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge.] Ramapo [New Jersey]. To Col. 

JULY 24 [Theodorick] Bland [Boundbrook]. Ordering 

him to Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of George Lewis. B. Ill, pt. 2, 289 

1777 Washington, George. Ramapo. To [Maj.] Gen. [Benja- 

JuLY24 min] Lincoln [Camp?] Sailing of British from 

New York; orders to join the Northern Army. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

In Sparks, 4, 505. B. Ill, pt. 2, 281 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Ramapo. To Col. [Daniel] Mor- 

JuLY24 gan [Camp]. Ordering him to Philadelphia. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of George Lewis. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 285 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 377 

1777 Washington, George. Ramapo. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

JULY 24 Putnam, Peekskill]. Ordering troops toward 

Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. In Ford, 5, 513, note. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 275 

1777 [Washington, George.] Ramapo. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

JULY 24 John Schuyler, Fort Edward]. Militia and reen- 

forcements; artillerymen; [Burgoyne s] wagon 
train, encumbrances etc.; detachments; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln; suggestion as to the 
New Hampshire Grants etc. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 
5, 508. B. Ill, pt. 2, 271 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Ramapo. To Col. [Elisha] Shel- 

JULY 24 don [Peekskill]. Ordering him to join Army with 

his dragoons. Draft. 1 p. B. Ill, pt. 2, 287 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Ramapo. To Maj. Gen. [Adam] 

JULY 24 Stephen [Camp ?] Orders to march to Philadel 

phia; baggage etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Fitzgerald. B. Ill, pt. 2, 279 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near the Clove. To [William Al- 

JULY 24 exander] Lord Stirling, Peekskill. The march to 

ward Philadelphia; passage of the Hudson; 
British sailing from New York, etc. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. In Ford, 5, 
507. B. Ill, pt. 2, 277 

1777 Washington, George. Ramapo. To Brig. Gen. [An- 

JULY 24 thony] Wayne [Camp]. Ordering him to Chester 

to arrange militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 283 

1777 [Anonymous.] [Near Staten Island]. To Col. [Stephen] 

JULY 24 Moylan [Amboy]. Troops on board British fleet ; 

its destination; force to act in the Jerseys; rais 
ing of tories. Unsigned. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Moylan to Washington, 1777, July 24. 17, 75 

1777 Campbell, Richard. Woodstock, Virginia. To [George 

JULY 24 Washington, Ramapo]. Report on condition of 

the recruiting service in Virginia. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered Aug. 4. 17, 101 

1777 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

JULY 24 [George] Washington, Ramapo. Broken and un 

fit condition of hard-bread; impossibility of send 
ing it to headquarters. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 99 



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1777 Fellows, John. Kinderhook [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 24 Washington [Smith s Clove]. Expresses between 

[Sir William] Howe and [Lt.] Gen. [John] Bur- 
goyne; plans of each; projected attack on Sche- 
nectady, Fort Schuyler and the Highlands; Sir 
John Johnson s force; meeting place of British 
expresses. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1777 Fish, Nicholas. Manor of Searsdale [New York]. To 

JULY 24 Maj. Gen. [Israel] Putnam, Peekskill. Henry 

Williams and [Sir William] Howe s intercepted 
letter to [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1777, 
July 24. 17, 96 

1777 Lewis, Addison. South Amboy [New Jersey]. To [Col. 

JULY 24 Theodorick Bland, Boundbrook]. Efforts to ob 

tain intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Bland to Washington, 1777, July 25. 17, 114 

1777 Morgan, Daniel. Hackensack [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 24 Washington [Ramapo]. Scouting parties; cap 

ture and use of a spy; British movements. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 102 

1777 Moylan, Stephen. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 24 Washington [Ramapo]. Forwarding intelligence. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 74 

1777 Ogden, M[atthias]. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 24 Washington [Ramapo]. Sailing of British fleet; 

troops marched to Kingsbridge. A. L. S. 1 p. 

17, 111 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 24 Washington [Ramapo]. [Sir William] Howe s 

intercepted letter to [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne; 
dispositions made in consequence. L. S. 1 p. 

17, 95 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Peekskill [New 

JULY 24 York] To [George] Washington [Ramapo]. 

Readiness to march; awaiting intelligence of the 
British fleet; capture of tories and execution of 
a spy; proposed route of march to Boundbrook. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 93 

[1777] Williams, Henry. [Peekskill, New York]. Examination 

[JULY 24] o f: Entrusted with letter to [Lt.] Gen. [John] 

Burgoyne; British troops at Kingsbridge; appre- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 379 

hensions of Tories; British messenger between 

Canada and New York. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

Putnam to Washington, 1777, July 24. 17, 98 

1777 [Washington, George.] Pompton Plains. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 25 George Clinton, Fort Montgomery. Hard bread 

supply; militia for defense of the Highlands. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. Ill, pt. 2, 297 

The Army marched from Ramapo on July 25 and reached Pompton on 
the same day. 

1777 Washington, George. Ramapaugh. To [Gov. William 

JULY 25 Franklin, Litchfield, Connecticut], Refusing his 

request; sympathy for his situation. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Sparks, 5, 6. E. 95 

1777 Washington, George. Pompton Plains. To [Christopher 

JULY 25 Ludowick, Pittstown, Pennsylvania]. Forward 

ing bread to Army. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In part in Ford, 
5, 517, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 303 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Ramapo. To Col. [Stephen] 

JULY 25 Moylan [South Amboy]. Ordering dragoons to 

Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. Ill, pt. 2, 301 

1777 Washington, George. Ramapo. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

JULY 25 Putnam [Peekskill]. Troops ordered to Phila- 

delpliia; [Sir William] Howe s intercepted letter. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Ford, 5, 513. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 291 

1777 [Washington, George.] Pompton Plains. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 25 Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Destination of Brit 

ish; need of troops from Peekskill. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 293 

1777 [Washington, George.] Pompton Plains. To [Maj. Gen. 

J ULY 25 John Sullivan, Pompton]. Abuses committed 

by his division. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. Ill, pt. 2, 295 

1777 Bland, Theodorick. Boundbrook [New Jersey]. To 

J ULY 25 [George Washington, Ramapo]. Obtaining in 

telligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 113 

1777 Bland, Theodorick. Boundbrook [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 25 [George Washington, Ramapo]. Intelligence 



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through, a deserter; size of British fleet; troops 
on Staten Island and in New York. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 17, 112 

1777 Fermoy, [Mathieu Alexis] de Roche. Fort Edward [New 

JULY 25 York]. To [George] Washington [Ramapo]. 

Evacuation of Ticonderoga and Mount Independ 
ence; expectation of attack on Fort Schuyler. 
L. S. 3 pp. (In French) 14, 226 

[1777] Hart, William De [Near Sandy Hook]. To [George 

[JULY 25] Washington, Ramapo]. Sailing of British fleet ; 

* troops in New York, at Kingsbridge and Staten 
Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 120 

1777 Hayes, Samuel. Newark [New Jersey]. To [Col. Elias 

JULY 25 Boudinot, Elizabeth]. Strength of British troops 

in New York and at Kingsbridge; force at Paulus 
Hook; regiments at Staten Island; enemy s ex 
pectation of an attack. A. L. S. 1 p. Trans 
mitted to Washington. 17, 119 
1777 St. Clair, Arthur. Moses Creek [New York]. To [George] 
JULY 25 Washington [Ramapo]. Quantity of provisions 
at Ticonderoga; request for a court of inquiry; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold s criticism; desires 
a court-martial on the evacuation of Ticonderoga ; 
wounded sensibilities ; Col. [Seth] Warner s losses. 
L. S. 3 pp. 17, 117 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Near Morristown.] To [Col. 
JULY 26 Theodorick Bland, en route to Trenton]. Orders 
governing his march to Philadelphia. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 317 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Near] Morristown. Col. [Elias] 

JULY 26 Dayton [Elizabethtown]. Lord Stirling s pro 

posed attempt on Staten Island; intelligence. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. Extract in Ford, 5, 518. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 311 

1777 Washington, George. [Near] Morristown. To [Col. Dan- 

JULY 26 iel Morgan, en route to the Delaware]. Orders 

governing his march to Philadelphia. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. Ill, pt. 2, 313 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Near Morristown.] To [William 
JULY 26 Alexander, Lord Stirling, Peekskill]. His pro- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 381 

posal to surprise Staten Island. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 307 

1777 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

JULY 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Strength of 

garrison at Fort Montgomery; reenf orcement ; 
call for his services by the State and necessity of 
resigning. L. S. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 1, 414. 17, 124 
1777 F[itzgerald], J[ohn]. [Near Morristown.] To Col. [Ste- 
JULY 26 phen] Moylan [en route to Trenton]. Orders 
governing his march to Philadelphia. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. Ill, pt. 2, 315 
1777 McGinnis, John. Little Egg Harbor [New Jersey]. To 
JULY 26 Col. [William?] Bradford [jr?], Philadelphia. 
British fleet off the harbor. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Miffliii to Washington, 1777, July 26. 

17, 129 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 26 Washington [Ramapo]. Troops marching to 

ward Philadelphia; [Sir William] Howe s] inter 
cepted letter; strength of British at New York; 
hanging of a spy by Lord Stirling]; death sen 
tence of Edmund Palmer. L. S. 1 p. 

17, 121 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Moses Creek [New York]. To 

JULY 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Need of re- 

enforcement; want of salt-meat; militia; calum 
nies of New Englanclers; small opportunity to 
attack enemy in detachment; Col. [Seth] War 
ner s strength; rumor of fight between British 
and Brunswick troops; condition of Fort Ed 
ward; filling regimental vacancies; Indian attack 
on a picket; suggests cooperation against Bur- 
goyne; expectation of attack on Fort Edward. 
L. S. 4 pp. 17, 122 

[Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Wil 
liam Heath, Boston]. Requisition for arms for 
secret expedition to St. Johns; desertions; French 
volunteers; prizes; destination of British fleet; 
negligence of Eastern States. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. Extract 
in Ford, 5, 521, note. B. Ill, pt. 2, 321 



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1777 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 27 [Philip John] Schuyler [Moses Creek, New York]. 

British designs on Philadelphia; [Sir William] 
Howe s letter to [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne; 
[Brig.] Gen. [John] Fellows s stupidity; reenforce- 
ments for the North; [Brig.] Gen. [Mathieu Alex- 
andre de la Roche] Fermoy. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Extract in 
Ford, 5, 518, note. B. Ill, pt, 2, 319 

1777 Washington, George. Morristown. To [William Alex- 

JULY 27 ander, Lord Stirling, en route to Philadelphia]. 

Request to visit Baskingridge; British at Staten 

Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb 

Gibbs. B. Ill, pt. 2, 323 

1777 Arnold, Benedict]. Snook Hill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 27 Washington [Morristown]. Force under his com 

mand; Indian attacks on pickets; lack of intel 
ligence; reenforcement by Glover s brigade and 
request for Col. [Daniel] Morgan s riflemen; 
opinion of Schuyler s exertions. L. S. 3 pp. 

17, 133 

1777 Brown, John. Kinderhook [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 27 [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga], Capture of a 

British express and his escape through negligence 

of the guard. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Schuyler to Washington, 1777, Aug. 1. 17, 157 

1777 Gates, Horatio. CoryelPs Ferry. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 27 ton [Morristown]. Belief in British intentions 

against the Highlands; appearance of enemy off 
the Delaware Capes; Gates presence in Phila 
delphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 28. 

17, 131 

[1777] Mifflin, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

[JULY 27] ton [Morristown]. Intelligence of British fleet 

off Little Egg Harbor. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 128 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 27 Washington [Morristown]. Holding troops in 

readiness to march; report of direction of the 

British fleet. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 30. 

17, 127 

1777 [Washington, George.] Flemington [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 28 [Robert Erskine, Ringwood, New Jersey]. Posi- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 383 

tion of Geographer to the Army. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 331 

1777 [Washington, George.] Flemington. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 28 Thomas Mifflin, Philadelphia]. British fleet; 

movement of troops toward Philadelphia; topo 
graphy of ground about Philadelphia; bread. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Extract in Ford, 5, 519. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 329 

1777 Washington, George. [Near] Flemingtown. To Maj. 

JULY 28 Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Destination of 

British fleet; forwarding troops to Philadelphia. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. See: Ford, 5, 519, note. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 325 

1777 Grayson, William. Dumfries [Virginia]. To [George Wash- 

JULY 28 ington, Coryell s Ferry, New Jersey]. Recruit 

ing his regiment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 144 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

JULY 28 [George] Washington [Coryell s Ferry]. Militia.; 

malevolence of New England; sickness among 
troops and need of salt meat; attack on picket; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln s ability to do 
something with the New England militia; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Benedict] Arnold and Fort Schuyler. L. S. 
2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1,415. 

17, 135 

1777 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Charles County [Maryland]. To 

JULY 28 [George Washington, Coryell s Ferry]. Obedience 

to orders and past delay. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 141 

1777 [Washington, George.] Coryell s Ferry. To [Gov.] William 

JULY 29 Franklin [Litchfield, Connecticut]. Congress ac 

tion upon his letter. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. E. 97 

1777 Washington, George. Coryell s Ferry [New Jersey]. To 

JULY 29 [M a j.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Philadelphia]. Em 

ployment of Col. [Louis Le B&gue] Duportail. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 333 

1777 Washington, George. Coryell s Ferry. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 29 John Sullivan, en route to the Delaware]. Un- 



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certainty as to enemy s destination; orders for 
his guidance. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. Ill, pt. 2, 335 

1777 Spencer, Thomas. Oneida [New York]. "To the Officer 

JULY 29 at Fort Schuyler and the Committee on the Mo 

hawk River and so on to Genl. Schuyler. " Meet 
ing of the Oneida chiefs ; urging defense of Fort 
Schuyler; need of militia turning out; expected 
indifference from other Indians to peace talk; 
need of resolution in Americans. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1777, Aug. 1. 17, 156 

1777 [Washington, George.] Coryell s Ferry. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 30 Horatio Gates, Philadelphia]. Uncertainty of 

destination of the British; disposition of troops 
etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. In Ford, 5, 518. B. Ill, pt. 2, 339 

1777 [Washington, George.] Coryell s Ferry. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 30 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown?]. Station of 

regiments; requests for detachments. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 343 

1777 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Coryell s Ferry. To [William 

JULY 30 Alexander, Lord Stirling, Trenton]. His march 

to the Delaware. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Richard Kidder Meade. B. Ill, pt. 2, 341 

1777 [Washington, George.] Coryell s Ferry. To [William Al- 

JULY 30 exander,] Lord Stirling, Trenton. Orders gov 

erning his march to the Delaware. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 343 

1777 Hamilton], Alexander]. Coryell s Ferry. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 30 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. The British fleet; 

successor to Brig. Gen. [George] Clinton; expira 
tion of terms of militia service ; [Maj .] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan s position. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 337 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Cor- 

yell s Ferry]. Effect of intelligence in [Sir Wil 
liam] Howe s intercepted letter; avariciousness 
of people ; pay and subsistence of troops at Rhode 
Island; requests to know extent of his com- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 385 

mand; stores and Springfield; arms forwarded 
to Schuyler. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 12. 

17, 149 

1777 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Peekskill [New York]. To 

JULY 30 [George Washington, Coryell s Ferry]. Impor 

tance of the Highland posts and need of troops 
to defend them; intentions of British. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 17, 147 

1777 Washington, George. Coryell s Ferry. To Col. [Elias] 

JULY 31 Dayton [Morristown?]. Ordering his troops to 

Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Kichard Kidder Meade. B. Ill, pt. 2, 351 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Coryell s Ferry. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 31 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. British fleet off the 

Delaware capes; forwarding troops; reenforce- 
ments for North etc. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. In Sparks, 
5, 8. B. Ill, pt. 2, 347 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Coryell s Ferry. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 31 John Sullivan, Morristown ?]. Ordering his divi 

sion to Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. Ill, pt. 2, 349 

1777 Court-martial. Newark [New Jersey], Proceedings in 

JULY 31 trial of Richard Ennes for inducing men to desert. 

D. S: Thos. Price, Prest. Brig. Gen. [Preud- 
homme] De Borre s approval and order for exe 
cuting the sentence of the court. 3 pp. W 

1777 Heinn, John. Cape May [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

JULY 31 ington, Coryell s Ferry]. Sailing of the British 

fleet from the Capes. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

17, 153 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 31 Washington [Cory ell s Ferry]. Forward ing troops; 

necessity of keeping party at White Plains: call 
for Connecticut and New York militia; necessary 
disposition of the troops; opinion of enemy s real 
designs; intelligence of British preparations at 
Kingsb ridge. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 417. 17, 151 

1777 [Washington, George.] Chester [Pennsylvania]. To [Brig. 

AUG. l Gen.] Gov. [George] Clinton [Kingston]. Inten- 

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386 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

tion of British; defense of Fort Montgomery. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, 6, 2, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 11 

1777 Washington, George. Chester. To Col. [Elias] Dayton 

AUG. 1 [Morristown ?] Ordering him to march to Peeks- 

kill. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 15 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Chester. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

AUG. l thanael Greene, Schuylkill Falls]. Departure of 

British fleet from the Delaware; change in dis 
position of troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 7 

1777 [Washington, George.] City Tavern, Philadelphia. To 

AUG. 1 [Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, Germantown, 

Pennsylvania]. British fleet at the Capes; man 
agement of troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 5 

1777 [Washington, George.] Chester. To [Maj. Gen. Alex- 

AUG. 1 ander McDougall, Peekskill ?]. Departure of 

British fleet from the Delaware; return of troops 

to Peekskill. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 9 

1777 [Washington, George.] Chester [Pennsylvania]. To [Maj. 

AUG. 1 Gen. Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Sailing of Brit 

ish from the Delaware ; defense of the Highlands. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Ford, 6,1. B. IV, pt, 1, 1 

1777 [Washington, George.] Chester. To [Maj. Gen. John 

AUG. l Sullivan, Morristown ?]. Departure of British 

fleet from the Delaware; ordering his division 

back to Peekskill. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1,3 

1777 [Washington, George.] Chester. To the Officer com- 

AUG. 1 manding two brigades, en route from Peekskill. 

Ordering return of his detachment to Peekskill. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. IV, pt. 1, 13 

1777 Erskine, Robert. Ringwood [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 1 Washington [Chester]. Washington s offer of 

position of Geographer [to the Army] ; duties 
of the office and what can be accomplished; 
Erskine s business affairs and their effect upon 
his acceptance. A. L. S. 3 pp. 17, 161 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE AVASHINGTON 387 

1777 Farley, Michael. Ipswich [Massachusetts]. TotheMass- 

AI:G. l achusetts Council [Boston]. Report of a fleet 

seen off Gloucester. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1777, Aug. 1. 

17, 159 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Arr,. l [Chester]. Forwarding intelligence. L. S. 1 p. 

17, 158 

1777 Otway, William A. Providence [Rhode Island]. Parole. 

Ai fi. l Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Spencer 

to Washington, 1777, Aug. 15. 17, 237 

1777 T[ilghman,] T[ench]. Philadelphia. To Col. [Daniel] 

Aro. l Morgan [Schuylkill Falls ?] Ordering his regi 

ment to Germantown. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 17 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

AVG. 1 [George] Washington [Chester, Pennsylvania]. 

Panicky condition of troops; capture of a British 
express; [Sir William] Howe s departure from 
New York and British designs; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Benjamin] Lincoln; Col. [Seth] Warner s weak 
ness; advance of British; [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] 
Arnold s rank and his request to retire. L. S. 
4 pp. 17, 154 

1777 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [the Officer com- 

Auo - - manding two brigades en route from Peekskill]. 

Ordering rapid march back to Peekskill. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 21 

1777 Borre Preudhomme de. Boundbrook [New Jersey]. To 

AlTG - 2 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. March of 

his brigade; hanging of a tory; behavior of 

Brigade-major [Thomas] Mullens. Recent copy. 

1 P- 17, 167 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles etc.] Philadelphia. To 

AUG - 2 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Delay in 

sending his letter of July 23. A. L. S. 1 p. 

17, 91 

1777 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG> 2 Washington, Philadelphia. Sailing of the Cork 

fleet from New York ; present of lemons. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Aug. 4. 17, 153 



388 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 2 [Philadelphia]. Probable falsity of report re 

specting the fleet [seen off Gloucester]. L. S- 
1 p. 17, 160 

1777 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 3 Preudhomme de Borre, Boundbrook]. Former 

orders respecting his march; execution of a tory. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Part in Ford, 6, 2, note. 

B. IV, pt. 1,27 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Col. Elias 

AUG. 3 Dayton, Morristown ?] Uncertainty regarding 

enemy s destination; condition of his troops. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Plan- 
son Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 31 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Philadelphia.] To [Brig.] Gen. 
AUG. 3 [Francis] Nash [Philadelphia?]. Postponing his 
embarkation. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 29 
1777 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. John 
AUG. 3 Sullivan, on return march to Peekskill ?] Latest 
reports of British fleet ; halt of troops etc. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt, 1, 25 

1777 Brown, Montford. Kingsbridge Camp [New York]. Cer- 

AUG. 3 tificate of Lieutenancy of Edmond Palmer. At 

tested copy by Leonard Chester. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Putnam to Washington, 1777, Aug. 15. 17,242 
1777 Hotham, William. New York. To Capt. [George] Mon- 

AUG. 3 tagu [II. M. S.] Mercury [Hudson River]. Orders 

to send a flag to Verplanck s Point to save Lt. 
Edmond Palmer. Contemporary copy attested 
by Leonard Chester. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam 
, to Washington, 1777, Aug. 15. 17, 243 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

Arc. 3 ton [Philadelphia]. Behavior of Massachusetts 

and Connecticut and their prejudice against 
Schuyler. L. S. 1 p. 17, 177 

1777 Washington, George. [Philadelphia.] To [Maj. Gen. Ho- 

AUG. 4 ratio Gates, Philadelphia]. Resolve of Congress 

ordering him to command the Northern Depart 
ment. Draft. 1 p. In hand writing of Alexander 

Hamilton. In Ford, 6, 8, note. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 33 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 389 

1777 F[itzgerald,] J[ohn], Philadelphia. To Maj. [Richard] 

AUG. 4 Campbell [Woodstock, Virginia]. Orders to join 

the Army. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 35 

1777 Flower, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing 

AUG. 4 ton [Philadelphia]. Commissaries to issue arms. 

A. L. S. 1 p. With copy, by Flower, preceding 
his letter, of Board of War s order placing arms 
at Washington s disposal. 95, 223 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York.] To [George] 

AUG. 4 Washington [Philadelphia]. Measures to assem 

ble militia and protect the Highland posts. L. S. 

1 p. 17, 17* 
1777 Putnam, Ifsrael]. [Peekskill, New York]. To [the British 

AUG. 4 flag officer at Verplanck s Point]. Fate of [Lt.] 

Edmund Palmer. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1777, Aug. 

15. See: Ford, 6, 29, note. 17, 243* 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Stillwater [New York]. To 

AUG. 4 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Fortifying 

at Stillwater; lack of reenforcement from Massa 
chusetts and weakening of his Continental force; 
situation of the enemy. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 180 
1777 Schuyler, P[hilip John]. Stillwater [New York]. To 

AUG. 4 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Objections 

of officers to [Brig.] Gen. [Roche] Fermoy on ac 
count of not understanding his language. Con 
temporary copy, with attestation of Fermoy. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Fermoy to Washington, 1781, 
Apr. 24. 47, 224 

1777 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Col. [George] 

AUG. 5 Baylor [Virginia]. Completing his regiment. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 41 

1777 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

AUG. 5 liam Heath, Boston]. Responsibility for evacua 

tion of Ticonderoga; uncertainty of British 
movements and other matters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of John Fitzgerald. Extract in 
Ford, 6, 14 , note. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 37 

1777 Washington, George. City Tavern. To John Laurens 

AUG. 5 [Philadelphia]. Delay in appointing a fourth 

aid; would be glad to receive him as an Extra- 
aid. Transcript. P. I, 37 



390 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[corge]. Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 5 [Francis] Nash [Philadelphia ?]. Ordering his 

brigade to Trenton. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Richard Kidder Meade. B. IV, pt. 1, 39 

1777 La Rocatelle, Floberque de. Toul [France]. To [George] 

AUG. 5 Washington [Schuylkill Falls, Pennsylvania]. 

Transmits memorial on avoidance of multiplicity 
of officers in Army; foreigners in the American 
service; training; Rocatelle s qualifications and 
ofl er of services. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French.) W 

[1777] [La Rocatelle, Floberque de.] [Toul, France.] To [George] 

[AUG. 5] Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Evils of excessive 

number of officers; plan of organization of a 
department of artillery and engineering. A. D. 
6 pp. (In French.) Enclosed in preceding 
entry. W 

1777 [Washington, George.] Germantown. To Col. [Elias] 

AUG. 6 Dayton [en route to the Delaware]. Halt of his 

troops and orders for future movements. Draft . 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 43 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles, etc.]. Philadelphia. A 

AUG. 6 definitive project upon the defense of Philadel- 

phia. A. D. S. 10 pp. F. I, 155 

1777 Washington, George. Germantown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Is- 

AUG. 7 rael] Putnam [Peekskill]. Uncertainty of desti 

nation of British fleet; command at the North 
and reenforcements ; erection of works at Peeks- 
kill. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Extract in Ford, 6, 15, note. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 47 

1777 Washington, George. Germantown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 7 [Philip John] Sclmyler [Albany]. His visit to 

headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 45 

1777 Arendt, Baron d . Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

AUG, 7 ton [Schuylkill Falls]. Discontent in his regi 

ment and its causes; requests transfer and pro 
poses office of Inspector General of Infantry. 
Contemporary translation by John Laurens. 1 p. 

17, 189 

1777 Board of General Officers. Germantown. Report on 

AUG. 7 Wagonmaster General s Department, soap allow 

ance, delay in abstracts [muster returns], cloth- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 391 

ing. Members: Maj. Genls. Greene, Stephen; 
Brig. Genls. Maxwell, Knox, Muhlenberg, Wee- 
don, Scott and Woodford. D. S. of Nathanael 
Greene, President of Board. 5 pp. W 

1777 Board of General Officers. Germantown. To [George] 

AUG. 7 Washington [Germantown]. Complaint of offi 

cers of compulsion in drawing provisions with the 
men and arrangement suggested. L. S. of Na- 
thanael Greene. 1 p. W 

[1777] [Board of General Officers.] Germantown. Reasons given 

[AUG. 7] in to the Board for delay in sending in muster 

returns. 1 p. W 

[1777] Greene, Nathanael. [Schuylkill Falls.] Opinion on prac- 

[AUG. 7?] ticability and mode of defending Philadelphia 

and the Delaware River. D. S. 10 pp. 

F. I, 119 

1777 Humpton, Richard. Germantown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

Auc. 7 thanael] Greene; President, Board of General 

Officers [Germantown]. Settling accounts of his 

regiment; soap. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1777 Johnston, F[rancis]. Near Germantown. To the Board 

AUG. 7 of General Officers [Germantown]. Settling ac 

counts of his regiment [5th Pennsylvania]. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1777 Nelson, Thomas, jr. York[town] Virginia. To [George] 

AUG. 7 Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Reasons for 

wishing to leave the service. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Aug. 18. Endorsed by Robert Han 
son Harrison: "Resig? allowed." 17, 187 

1777 Reed, Jfoseph]. Philadelphia. To [George] Waslu ngton 

AUG. 7 [Schuylkill Falls]. Opinion on defense of Phila 

delphia and the Delaware River. A. L. S. 1 3 pp. 

F. I, 135 

1777 Sullivan, John. Hanover [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 7 Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Health; want of 

shoes and pay in his division; sentence of Maj. 
[Thomas] Mullens and opinion of the court; 
deserters reports of British troops at Harlem 
Heights and Staten Island; the fleet, insurrection 
in Ireland, ships at New York, etc. ; case of John 
Murphy and Daniel Brown under sentence of 
death. A. L. S. 4 pp. 17, 185 



392 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Ward, Joseph. Germantown. To Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] 

AUG. 7 Greene [President, Board of General Officers, 

Germantown]. Causes of delay in mustering the 

Army. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Philadelphia. Opinion on defense of 

AUG. 7 Philadelphia and the Delaware River. A. D. S. 

2 pp. F. I, 151 

1777 Burgoyne, J[ohn]. [Near Saratoga, New York.] Instruc- 

AUG. 9 tions to Lt. Col. [Freidrich Baum, Camp]. Ob 

ject of expedition; route of march and country 
to be covered; collection of cattle, horses, grain, 
etc.; protection and precaution to be observed; 
information to be given out; support from main 
Army. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed 
in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, Aug. 19. 

17, 285 

1777 Pntnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George 

AUG. 8 Washington, Schuylkill Falls]. Arrival of Con 

necticut militia; situation at the North; the sea 
son and the militia; requests directions. L. S. 
1 p. AnsweredAug.il. 17,192 

1777 [Trumbull, Joseph.] Germantown [Pennsylvania]. An 

AUG. 8 estimate of provisions on hand ready to be de 

livered to the Commissary General of Issues, 
made to William Buchanan. Contemporary 
copy, attested by Buchanan. 3 pp. 18, 49 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Germantown. To Col. [Daniel] 

AUG. 9 Morgan [Camp]. Ordering his corps to Maiden 

head, New Jersey. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Extract in 
Ford, 6, 18, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 49 

1777 Clinton, George. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

AUG. 9 [George] Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Raising 

militia for Highland posts and reenforcing [Maj.] 
Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler; action of militia in 
frontier counties; exertions of New York and 
actions of New England states; reenforcement 
for Peekskill ; Congress resolves [of July 31] for 
recruiting. A. L. S. 4pp. Answered Aug. 13. 
In Sparks, Letters to Waslu ngton, 1, 420. 

17, 196 

1777 Knox, Henry. Sandy Run [Pennsylvania]. Opinion on 

AUG. 9 mode of defense of Philadelphia and the Dela 

ware River. D. S. 2 pp. F. I, 131 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 393 

1777 Malcom, Wplliam]. [Smith s] Clove [New York]. To 

AUG. 9 [George Washington, Schuylkill Falls]. Recruit 

ing difficulties; clothing and accoutrements. 
Recent copy. 1 p. 17, 194 

1777 Washington, George. Germantown. To[Maj.]Gen. [Wil- 

AL-G. 10 liam] Heath [Boston]. Uncertainty of destina 

tion of British fleet; [Lt. Gen. John] Burgoyne s 
descent from the North ; [Sir William] Howe s in 
tentions; the situation. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 53 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Germantown.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 10 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Advance of 

[Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 51 

1777 Washington, George. Germantown. To [Maj. Gen. John 

AUG. 10 Sullivan, Hanover, New Jersey]. Shoes for 

troops; paymaster matters; disappearance of 
British fleet; pardon of [John] Murphy and 
[Daniel] Brown; case of Maj. [Thomas] Mullens; 
strength of British in New York and vicinity. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitz 
gerald. Extract in Ford, 6, 3, note. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 55 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles, etc.] Philadelphia. To 

AUG. 10 [George Washington, Neshaminy Camp]. Rela 

tive advantages of Billingsport and Fort Island 
for defending the Delaware River. A. L. S. 
3 pp. F. I, 167 

1777 Newcomb, Silas. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 10 Washington [Neshaminy Camp, Pennsylvania]. 

Assembling his militia. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 198 

1777 [Washington, George.] Near the Cross Roads. To Brig. 

AUG. 11 Gen. [Silas] Newcomb [Woodbury, New Jersey]. 

Ordering militia to Red Bank. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 61 

Neshaminy Camp in Bucks County was twenty miles north of Phila 
delphia on the Old York Road and about half a mile above Hartsville, 
then known as the Cross Roads. Washington s letters at this time are 
indifferently dated from all three places. 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Neshaminy Camp,] Bucks county 

AUG. 11 [Pennsylvania]. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam 

[Peekskill]. Destination of British fleet ; strength 



394 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

at New York and preparations. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 6, 
27. B. IV, pt. 1, 59 

1777 Dayton, Elias. Acquackanonck [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. 11 [George] Washington [Neshaminy]. Removal 

fromParamus; need of pay. L. S. 1 p. 17,208 
1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 11 Washington [Neshaminy]. Intelligence from 

New York; preparation of ships; sickness among 
light-horse; differences between [Sir William] 
Howe and [Lt.] Gen. von Heister; report of 
[William Pitt, Earl of] Chatham s speech on sub 
duing America. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 
12. 17,204 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 11 Washington [Neshaminy]. Powder ordered to 

D anbury; correspondence with Gov. [Jonathan] 
Trumbull; arrival of militia. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Aug. 13. 17, 200 
1777 Washington, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [Maj. Gen. 
AUG. 12 William Heath, Boston]. Authority over labora- 
,tory at Springfield. Draft. 1 p. Endorsed by 
Robert Hanson Harrison: "To Geril. Greene." 

B. IV, pt. 1, 63 

1777 Borre, Preudhomme de. Hanover [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. 12 [George Washington, Neshaminy]. Objections 

to [Maj. Thomas] Mullens. A.L.S. 1 p. 17,216 
1777 Frey, John and Frederick Bellinger. Before Fort Stan- 

AUG. 12 wix [New York]. To the Inhabitants of Tryon 

County. Urging laying down of arms and sub 
mission to the King s troops. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1777, Aug. 17. 11, 156 
1777 Lincoln, B[enjamin], Stillwater [New York]. To [George] 
AUG. 12 Washington [Neshaminy]. Raising New Hamp 
shire and Massachusetts militia; design of at 
tacking [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne s rear. L. S. 
2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 1,423. 

17, 214 

1777 Sullivan, John. Hanover [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 12 Washington [Neshaminy]. Opinion of enemy s 

intention; thanks for leniency [in case of John 
Murphy and Daniel Brown]; [Brig.] Gen. [Preud 
homme] de Borre" and Maj. [Thomas] Mullens. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Aug. 14. 17, 210 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 395 

1777 Trumbull, Joseph. Cross Roads [New Jersey]. To [George] 

A co. 12 Washington [Neshaminy]. Furnishing teams to 

Commissaries by the Quartermaster Department; 

introducing James Bate. A. L. S. 3pp. 17,212 

1777 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Brig. Gen.] 

Aco. 13 Gov. [George] Clinton [Fort Montgomery]. Mili 

tia reenforcements [for the Highlands]; Eastern 
States and aid to the Northern Army. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. In Ford, 
6, 29, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 69 

1777 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Arc. 13 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Militia reenforce 

ments for Fort Montgomery and aid for Northern 
Army; news of British fleet. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt, 1, 65 

1777 Heath, Wplliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Ne- 

Avo. 13 shammy]. Abandonment of project against St. 

Johns; militia for reenforcing the Northern Army; 
camp-kettles for Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln; 
commissions for officer s of Lee s, Jackson s and 
Henley s regiments; status of regimental fife and 
drum-major and quartermaster sergeant; poor 
quality of intrenching tools and grenades brought 
by the AmpJiitrite; quantity of powder and 
arms sent to Brookfield; strength of Lee s and 
Jackson s regiments. L. S. 3 pp. 17, 222 

1777 Johnson, [Sir] John, Daniel Glaus and John Butler. Before 

AUG. 13 Fort Stanwick [New York]. To the Inhabitants 

of Tryon County [New York]. Calling upon 
them to cease their opposition to the King s 
troops and threatening massacre unless they 
submit. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, Aug. 17. 

11, 158 

1777 Washington, George. Cross Roads. To Col. [Elias] Day- 

Aco. 14 ton [Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. Intelligence 

of British strength in New York and its depend 
encies; boats etc. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 73 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Neshaminy.] To [Col. Thomas 

14 Price, Camp]. Pay of Capt. Eli Dorsey. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. IV, pt, 1, 77 



396 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 14 [John] Sullivan [Hanover, New Jersey]. Case of 

Maj. [Thomas] Mullens; location of British fleet; 
paymaster matters. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 71 

1777 Burgoyne, J[ohn]. Near Saratoga [New York]. To Lt. 

AUG. 14 Col. [Freidrich] Baum [Near Bennington, Ver 

mont]. Requests report on state of road; orders 
respecting seizure of Bennington; cattle, carts, 
horses, grain, etc. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1777, Aug. 
19. 17, 283 

1777 Lee [William R.] and [Henry] Jackson. Boston. Return of 

AUG. 14 their Regiments. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

by Jona. Pollard. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 

Washington, 1777, Aug. 13. 17, 224 

1777 Nash, F[rancis]. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 14 Washington [Neshaminy]. Transmitting pro 

ceedings of board of field officers and a court- 
martial. Recent copy. 1 p. 17, 230 
1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 
AUG. 14 Washington [Neshaminy]. Rumors of British 
fleet; intelligence of start of an expedition 
against Peekskill; ships in the river; reported 
action at Fort Stanwix. L. S. 1 p. 17, 226 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 14 Washington [Neshaminy]. Troops ordered to 

the Northward; reports of deserters of troops at 
New York. L. S. 1 p. 17, 228 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Stillwater [New York]. To 

AUG. 14 [George] Washington [Neshaminy]. Weak state 

of Army under Schuyler; militia ordered from 
Massachusetts and Connecticut ; feeling at being 
ordered to headquarters; retirement of Army 
from Stillwater. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 
21. 17, 218 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Buck s County.] To Capt. 

AUG. 15 [Ephraim?] Anderson [Camp]. Orders respect 

ing Col. McDaniel. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 79 
1777 Washington, George. Cross Roads. To Lts. [Richard] 

AUG. 15 Dorsey, [William] Bird, [George] Gray, [John] 

Craig, and [Nicholas Ruxton] Moore [Camp]. 
Their claim to rank and pay; resignations. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. In Ford, 6, 30. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 81 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 397 

[1777] Bird, William. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [George] Wash- 

[AUG. 15] ington [Neshaminy]. Disappointment in rank; 

requests leave to resign. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Aug. 15. 17, 251 

1777 Board of General Officers. Buck s County [Pennsylvania]. 

AUG. 15-19 Proceedings on settling rank of the Pennsylvania 

field officers. Members: Maj. Genls. Greene, 
Stirling, Stephen; Brig. Genls. Maxwell, Knox, 
Muhlenberg, Weedon, Wayne and Woodford. 
D. S. of Greene. 3 pp. Endorsed by Robert 
Hanson Harrison: "NB 12 th Novr: 1777 
The Congress agrees to the principle adopted by 
the Board of Officers in this instance vid Re 
solve in President s Letter of the 13th Nov 77 
. . . ." W 

Letter of Nov. 13 referred to is In C. C. 13, 1, 15. 

[1777] Craig, John. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [George] Wash- 

[Auo. 15] ington [Neshaminy]. Disappointment in rank; 

requests leave to resign. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Aug. 15. 17, 247 
[1777] Dorsey, Richard. [Neshaminy.] To [George] Washing- 
[Auo. 15] ton [Neshaminy]. Disappointment in rank; re 
quests leave to resign. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 244 

[1777] Gray, George. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [George] Wash- 

[AUG. 15] ington [Neshaminy]. Disappointment in rank; 

requests leave to resign. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Aug. 15. 17, 245 

[1777] Moore, N. Ruxton. [Neshaminy Camp.] To [George] 

[AUG. 15] Washington [Neshaminy]. Disappointment in 

rank; requests leave to resign. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered Aug. 15. 17, 249 

1777 Petri, William. Conajaharie [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

AVG. is Philip John Schuyler, Albany]. [Walter] But 

ler s visit under pretense of flag of truce; his 
seizure. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Schujder to Washington, 1777, Aug. 17. 11, 159 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

AuG - 15 Washington [Neshaminy]. [Sir Henry] Clinton s 

message from New York; difficulties with Con 
necticut militia; suggesting ordering Sullivan s 
division to Peekskill; need of money. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Aug. 17. 17, 240 

1777 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Forts 5 miles below Stillwater 

AuG - 15 [New York]. To [George] Washington [Nesha- 



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miny]. His relief from command; stay in Al 
bany; inquiry; Lt. Col. [Marinus] Willett s ac 
count of his sortie [at Oriskany]; summons to 
surrender [Fort Stanwix] and Col. [Peter] Ganse- 
voort s reply; alacrity of the Tryon County mili 
tia; chagrin at deprivation of command. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered Aug. 21. 17, 239 

1777 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Hanover [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. 15 [George] Washington [Neshamnvy]. Opinion of 

enemy s intentions; state of his command; col 
lecting the troops; need of equipment; discipline; 
useless number of horses in his brigade; Mr. 
Smith s desire to go to England. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Aug. 20. 17, 255 

1777 Spencer, Joseph. Providence [Khode Island]. To [George] 

AUG. 15 Washington [Neshaminy]. British foray on Bos 

ton Neck; retaliatory expedition against Canoni- 
cut; captures by Capts. [Ebenezer] Adams and 
[Samuel] Phillips; requested exchange of Lt. 
[John Burroughs] Hopkins and other prisoner 
matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 2. 

17, 236 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Neshamini Camp. To [Col. 

AUG. 16 Daniel Morgan, Camp]. Orders to reenforce 

the Northern Army; pay for the corps. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 85 

1777 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 16 Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. [Col. Daniel] Morgan s 

Riflemen ordered to reenforce the Northern Army. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman 
and Richard Kidder Meade. Extract in Ford, 
6, 34, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 83 

1777 Holtzendorff, Baron de. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

Arc. 16 ington, Neshaminy]. Desire to be of service; 

his essay on Prussian tactics. Recent copy. 
1 p. 17, 267 

1777 Holtzendorff, Baron de. [Philadelphia.] Prospectur. 

[Arc. 16] Essay General sur La Tactique Prussienne orn6 

du Planches. A. D. 6 pp. (In French.) 

17, 268 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Cross Roads. To Lts. [Richard] 

AUG. 17 Dorsey, [William] Bird, [George] Gray, [John] 

Craig and [N. Ruxton] Moore [Camp]. Their 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 399 

claim to rank and resignation. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of John Fitzgerald. Extract in 
Ford, 6, 31, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 89 

1777 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Brig. Gen. 

Arc. 17 Francis Nash, Trenton]. Execution of court- 

martial sentence; rank of Col. [Gideon] Lamb 
and [Lt.] Col. [Archibald] Little. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 87 

1777 Borre, Preudhomme de. Hanover [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. 17 [George Washington, Neshaminy]. Appoint 

ment of an English brigade-major in place of 
Maj. [Thomas] Mullens; recommends Capt. [Mat 
thew] McConnell. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 275 

1777 Board of Officers. Trenton. Fixing line of promotion in 

AUG. 17 North Carolina troops. Members: Cols. [Alex 

ander] Martin, [Jethro] Sumner, [Thomas] Polk, 
[James] Hogan, [Gideon] Lamb, [Thomas] Clark; 
Lt. Cols. [John] Patton, [James] Thrackston, 
[Archibald] Lytle; Majors [Samuel] Lockhart, 
[Levi] Dawson, [Charles] Simms, [Lott] Brewster 
and [William] Polk. D. S. of Martin. 2 pp. 

W 

1777 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 1.7 [Philemon] Dickinson, Trenton. British troops 

on Staten Island; positions of [Jersey] militia. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Dickinson to Wash 
ington, 1777, Aug. 19. 17, 291 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Fort s Five Miles below Still- 

Auo. 17 water [New York]. To [George] Washington 

[Neshaminy Camp, Pennsylvania]. Papers taken 
from [Walter] Butler; situation at Fort Schuyler; 
defeat of British in a sally; Schuyler s contin 
uance with the Army; Burgoyne at Saratoga. 
L. S. 3 pp. 11, 154 

1777 Wilkinson, James. [Albany.] General return of troops 

AUG. 17 under command of Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 

Schuyler at forts near Half Moon. Tabular 
statement. Contemporary copy by Richard 
Varick. 1 p. 90, 290 

1777 Washington, George. Cross Roads. To [Baron de Holt- 

Auo. 18 zendorff, Philadelphia.] His forthcoming work 

on military tactics. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 93 



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1777 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 18 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Execution of [LA. 

Edmund] Palmer; refusal of Connecticut militia 
to serve; [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan s division 
etc.; payments to British deserters. Draft. 2 
pp. B. IV, pt. 1, 91 

1777 Washington, George. Buck s County. Instructions to 

AUG. 18 Capt. Van Swearingen [Camp]. Settlement of 

accounts of his men. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt, 1, 97 

1777 Baylor, George. Fredericksburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

AUG. 18 Washington [Neshaminy]. Health; recruiting 

difficulties. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Aug. 25. 

17, 279 

1777 Buchanan, William. Philadelphia, To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 18 ton [Neshaminy]. Rum and whisky in maga 

zines; wishes to attempt to bring about a reduc 
tion in price of latter. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 277 

1777 Washington, George. Cross Roads. To [Brig. Gen. Preud- 

AUG. 19 homme de Borre", Hanover]. Capt. [Matthew] 

McConnell for his brigade-major. Draft, 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 99 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Neshaminy Camp. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 19 [Anthony] Wayne [Camp]. Memorial of the 

Pennsylvania officers ; correction of abuses ; aug 
mented pay. Draft. 2 pp. With omission in 
Ford, 6, 42. B. IV, pt. 1, 101 

1777 [Board of General Officers.] Buck s County. Replies to 

AUG. 19 questions of the Commander in chief on rank in 

the German battalion, the Sixteen Additional 
[Continental] and Hazen s [2d Canadian] regi 
ments and officer s back pay. D. S: Nathanael 
Greene, President. 1 p. W 

A second D. S. is in C. C. 152, 5, 177. 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 19 Washington, Cross Roads [Pennsylvania]. Intel 

ligence for [Brig.] Gen. [David] Forman; [Sir 
Henry] Clinton and [Gov. William] Tryon at 
Kingsbridge. A. L. S. 1 p. 17,290 

1777 Gansevoort, P[eter]. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To [Col. 

AUG. 19 James Wesson or the Nearest Committee on the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 401 

Mohawk]. Introducing Eli Pixly and Eli Stiles; 
spirits of the garrison. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Gates to Washington, 1777, Aug. 23. 17, 305 
1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Van Schaick s Island, Mouth of 

AUG. 19 Mohawk River [New York]. To [George] Wash 

ington [Neshaminy]. Victory at BenningtonJ 
British and American losses; Burgoyne s in 
structions to Lt. Col. [Friedrich] Baum. L. S. 
3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 425. 17, 281 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Neshaminy Camp. To [William 

AUG. 20 Buchanan, Philadelphia]. Supply of spirits for 

the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 107 
1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Bucks County. To Maj. Gen. 
AUG. 20 [Horatio] Gates [Van Schaick s Island, New 
York]. [Col. Daniel] Morgan s Riflemen and 
other reenf orcements ; the British fleet. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. In 
Ford, 6, 103. B. IV, pt. 1, 103 
1777 [Washington, George.] Buck s County To [Brig.] Gen. 
AUG. 20 [William] Smallwood [Hanover, New Jersey]. 
State of his brigade ; brigading of troops ; move 
ment of Army; useless horses etc. Draft. 2pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt, 1, 105 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Ne- 

AUG. 20 shaminy]. Bennington victory; [Capt. Lemuel] 

Trescott s dissatisfaction with his rank; ammu 
nition forwarded to Bennington. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Sep. 6. 17, 294 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

AUG. 20 [George] Washington [Neshaminy]. Introducing 

Philip Pelton; reasons for secrecy. A. L. S. 
1 p. 17, 297 

1777 Newcomb, Silas. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 20 Washington [Neshaminy]. Requests permission 

to march his detachment home. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 4, 513 

1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

AuG - 20 ton [Neshaminy]. [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates 

in command; the situation. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

90, 287 

A contemporary copy by John Fitzgerald is in C. C. 152, 4, 551. 
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1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Neshaminy. To Col. [George] 

AUG. 21 Gibson [Alexandria, Virginia]. Orders to remain 

at Alexandria. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 113 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Neshaminy] To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 21 [Francis] Nash [Trenton]. Orders to march. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 111 

1777 Washington, George. Buck s County. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 21 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Investigation 

of affairs of Northern Army; conditions on the 

Mohawk River. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 109 

1777 Arnold, Benedict. German Flats [New York]. To [Maj.] 

AUG. 21 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Near Van Schaick s Island, 

New York]. Need of reenf orcement ; need of 
commissaries and cash; supplies on hand; little 
dependence on the county militia; suggests send 
ing Indian presents. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Gates to Washington, 1777, Aug. 23. 17, 301 

1777 Council of War. Neshaminy Camp. On probable desti- 

AI G. 21 nation of British fleet and movement of the Con 

tinental Army. Members: The Commander in 
chief; Maj. Genls. Greene, Stirling, Stephen, 
Lafayette; Brig. Genls. Maxwell, Knox, Wayne, 
Muhlenberg, Weedon, Woodford, Scott and Con- 
way. D. S. by all the members. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 2 pp. See: 
Ford, 5, 48, note. F. I, 171 

1777 Council of War. German Flats [New York]. Onthesitu- 

AUG. 21 ation; conference with Oneidas; force of enemy ; 

strength of Americans and question of attempt 
ing to raise the seige of Fort Schuyler. Mem 
bers: Maj. Gen. Arnold; Brig. Gen. [Ebenezer] 
Learned; Cols. [John] Bailey, [Henry Beekman] 
Livingston, [James] Wesson; Lt. Cols. [Cornelius] 
Van Dyke, [John] Brooks, [Marinus] Willett. 
D. S. by Benedict Arnold. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Gates to Washington, 1777, Aug. 23. 17, 303 

1777 [Washington, George.] Neshaminy. To Col. [Elias] Day- 

AUG. 22 ton [Acquackanonck?]. Ordering troops to join 

the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Laurens. B. IV, pt. 1, 121 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 403 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Sunset [New Jersey]. To [Brig. 

AUG. 22 Gen. Francis Nash, Trenton]. Ordering his bri 

gade to Chester. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. B. IV, pt. 1, 119 
1777 [Washington, George.] Buck s County. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 22 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. British in Ches 

apeake Bay; reenforcements for the Northern 
Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Ford, 6, 49, note. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 115 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Neshaminy. To Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 22 [John] Sullivan [Hanover, New Jersey]. Order 

ing his division to join the main Army; route, 
march etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 117 
1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 22 [Neshaminy]. Commissions of Brig. Genls. 

[John] Glover, [Enoch] Poor and [John] Paterson; 
captured swords and arms stored at Bennington. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered Aug. 29. 34, 32 

1777 Gates, Horatio. [Albany.] To [George] Washington 

AUG. 22 [Neshaminy Camp]. Position of troops; im 

proved aspect of affairs; [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] 
Arnold sent against Fort Stanwix; Morgan s 
riflemen; British barbarity; failure in obtaining 
musket ball and lead from Springfield [Massachu 
setts] ; British at Saratoga. L. S. 3pp. 34,33 
1777 Nelson, Thomas, jr. York[town, Virginia]. To [George] 

AUG. 22 Washington [Neshaminy]. His appointment as 

Brig. Gen. of Virginia militia; fortifying ports; 
position of British fleet; difficulty of defending 
Virginia. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 2. 

17, 308 

1777 Pntnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 22 Washington [Neshaminy]. Connecticut militia; 

[Sir William] Howe s intentions; [Lt.] Col. [Ma- 
rinus] Willett s success [at Fort Stanwix]; vic 
tory at Bennington; Hessian desertions; need 
of money. L. S. 2 pp. 17, 306 

1777 Washington, George. Near Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 23 [William] Smallwood [Hanover, New Jersey]. 

Calling out Pennsylvania and Maryland militia. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 123 



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1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles, etc.] Fort Mifflin [Dela- 

Auo. 23 ware River], To [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton, 

Trenton [New Jersey]. Report on Fort Mifflin 

as a defensible work. A. L. S. 4 pp. (In 

French.) 18, 14 

1777 Gates, Horatio. [Van Schaick s Island, New York.] To 

AUG. 23 [George] Washington [Neshaminy]. Reenforce- 

ment [sent [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold]; in 
tended conference on general plan of action. 
L. S. 1 p. 17, 313 

1777 Arnold, Benedict]. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To Maj. 

AUG. 24 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Van Schaick s Island]. 

Precipitate retreat of British from before Fort 
Schuyler; loss of their supplies, baggage, etc.; 
behavior of Col. [Peter] Gansevoort s garrison; 
condition of the fort. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1777, 
Aug. 28. 17, 329 

1777 Sullivan, John. Hanover [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 24 Washington [Philadelphia]. Account of expe 

dition against Staten Island; success and losses; 
capture of rear-guard on the retreat. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Aug. 27. 17, 317 

1777 Sullivan, John. Hanover [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 24 Washington [Philadelphia]. Desertion of [Lt.] 

Col. [Edward] Antill; information given by 
Quakers to the enemy; march of his division to 
join main Army. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Aug. 27. 17, 318 

Antill was captured by the enemy. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington [Delaware]. To Maj. 

AUG. 25 Gen. [John] Armstrong [Philadelphia]. Landing 

of British at Head of Elk; ordering forward the 

militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. In Ford, 6, 52, note. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 125 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Wilmington. To [Col. George] 

AUG. 25 Baylor [Fredericksburg, Va.]. Ordering forward 

his troop. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 129 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Chester [Pennsylvania]. To Brig. 

AUG. 25 Gen. [Francis] Nash [Chester]. Ordering him on 

to Wilmington. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of John Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 1, 127 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 405 

[1777] Dickinson, Philemon. Middletown [New Jersey]. To 

[AUG. 26] [George Washington, Wilmington]. Intelligence 

of British landing; confusion among militia and 

need of an officer. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 321 

1777 Glover, John. [Near Saratoga? New York]. To Maj. 

AUG. 28 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Van Schaick s Island]. 

Deserter s report of British loss at Hubbardton 
[Vermont]; position of British regiments; their 
main Army and flying camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1777, Aug. 28. 

17, 330 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Wilmington. To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 27 [Philemon] Dickinson [Middletown, New Jersey]. 

Measures respecting the militia. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 133 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [Maj. Gen. John 

AUG. 27 Sullivan, Hanover, New Jersey]. Failure of the 

Staten Island expedition. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 

6, 54. B. IV, pt. 1, 131 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Wilmington. To Col. [Maj. 

AUG. 27 George] Evans [Wilmington?]. Orders for the 

Delaware militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 135 

1777 Bland, Theodorick. Elk [Maryland]. To [George Wash- 

AUG. 27 ington, Wilmington, Delaware]. Deserters ac 

counts of British; their intentions; artillery, 
horses etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 17, 322 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles, etc.] Philadelphia. To 

AUG. 27 [George Washington, Wilmington]. Nine militia 

men taken by [Brig.] Gen. [John] Armstrong from 
the engineer engaged in making a map of country 
from Chester to Philadelphia; works at Fort 
Island and Red Bank. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In 
French) 18, 12 

1777 Gates, Horatio. [Van Schaick s Island, New York.] To 

AUG. 27 [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Need of 

salt provision; Washington s order necessary to 
obtain supply from Ulster [County, New York]; 
non-arrival of reenforcements. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Sep. 1. 17, 327 



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1777 Shreve, Israel. Brandywine Camp [Pennsylvania]. To 

AUG. 27 [George Washington, Wilmington]. Soldiers of 

his regiment detained in the 6th Pennsylvania. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 57 

1777 Thompson, John D. Bohemia Manor [Delaware]. To 

AUG. 27 [George Washington, Wilmington]. Lack of 

arms for his militia; effect of [Sir William] 
Howe s proclamation; requests directions. Re 
cent copy. 2 pp. 17, 324 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Wilmington. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 28 [John] Cadwalader [Head of Sassafras, Mary 

land]. Need of militia to annoy enemy ; requests 
his aid and assistance. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
6, 55. B. IV, pt. 1, 138 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Wilmington. To Col. [John D.] 

AUG. 28 Thompson [Bohemia Manor, Delaware]. Arming 

and assembling militia; position of British. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. IV, pt. 1, 141 

1777 G-ates, Horatio. Van Schaick s Island [New York]. To 

AUG. 28 [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Retreat of 

enemy from Fort Schuyler; delay of reenforce- 

ments. L. S. 1 p. 17, 332 

1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Wilmington. To Col. Benja- 

AUG. 28 min Flower [Philadelphia]. Ordering arms; size 

of cartridges. Draft signed. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Caleb Gibbs. B. IV, pt. 1, 143 

1777 T[ilghman,] T[ench]. Wilmington. To [Col. Benjamin 

AUG. 28 Flower, Philadelphia]. Requisition for arms. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IV, pt. 1, 143a 

1777 Flower, Benjamin. Philadelphia. . To Robert Hfanson] 

AUG. 29 Harrison [Wilmington]. Washington s call for 

arms and ammunition and state of the supply; 
cartridges forwarded; cannon; attempt to get 
bells and copper-sills in Philadelphia and lead 
from houses for use of Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 1 

1777 Hfamilton,] Alexander]. Wilmington. To [Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 29 Horatio Gates, Van Schaick s Island]. Victories 

of [Brig.] Genls. [John] Stark and [Nicholas] 

Herkimer [at Bennington and Oriskany]; posi- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 407 

tion of British at Grey s Hill; reenforcements 
from Eastern states to the Northern Army. 
Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. B. IV, pt. 1, 147 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander. Wilmington. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

AUG. 29 Putnam, Peekskill]. Ordering forward Maj. [Lt. 

Col. Samuel] Blackden [Blagden]. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. IV, pt, 1, 145 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. Weekly return of 

AUG. 29 Continental troops under his command. D. S. 

Tabular statement. 2 pp. Enclosed in Putnam 

to Washington, 1777, Sep. 6. 18, 55 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Wilmington.] To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

AUG. 30 Ham Maxwell, Couche s Mill, near Warwick?]. 

Forward movement of British; posting of troops. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 151 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Wilmington. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 30 [William] Smallwood [Hanover ? New Jersey]. 

Orders to arrange the Maryland militia. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 153 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles, etc.] Philadelphia. To 

AUG. 30 [George Washington, Wilmington]. Forwarding 

a memorial on the river passages before Fort 
Mifflin; taking away of militia men from en 
gineering work. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 10 

1777 Du Coudray, [Philippe Charles, etc.]. Philadelphia. 

AUG. 30 Memoir on defense of the two passes in the 

River [Delaware] at Billingsport and Fort Island, 
sent to War Office and made on request of the 
Navy Board. D. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in Du 
Coudray to Washington, 1777, Aug. 30. 

F. I, 175 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

AUG. 30 ington, Wilmington]. Difficulty in obtaining re 

turns; [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates want of pro 
visions; raising of siege of Fort Stanwix; New 
York and Connecticut militia ; want of shoes and 
money. L. S. 1 p. 18, 9 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Near Derby [Penn- 

Auo. 30 sylvania]. To [George] Washington [Wilming- 



408 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ton]. Stirling s health; plan for employing the 
militia; advantages to be derived. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 31. 18, 3 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Plan proposed for 

Arc. 30 formation and employment of militia; method of 

acting against the enemy. D. S. 3 pp. En 
closed in preceding entry. 18, 5 
1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Wilmington. Orders to Col. 
AUG. 31 Mordecai Gist [Maryland?]. Assembling and 
marching the Maryland militia; removal of stock, 
carriages etc. from reach of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 155 

1777 Alexander, Francis. New Castle County [Delaware]. Dep- 

Auc;. 31 osition respecting outrages of British. Con 

temporary copy by Richard Kidder Meade. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 5, 21 

1777 Hopkins, David. [Head of Elk.] To [George Washington, 

[AUG. 31] Wilmington, Delaware]. Movements of the en 

emy. Contemporary copy by John Fitzgerald. 
1 p. C. C. 152, 4, 23 

[1777] Johnston, F[rancis] and Others. [Camp.] To [George 

[AUG.] Washington, Pennsylvania]. Memorial on high 

prices of articles, depreciation of Continental 
currency and need of increased pay for officers; 
their right to the augmentation of pay ordered 
by Congress on Oct. 7 [1776]. D. S. by Johnston 
and twelve others. 3 pp. Endorsed by Harri 
son: "Memorial by Officers of Genl. Wayne s 
Brigade Ansd: the 19 Augt. 1777 to Genl. 
Wayne." Memorials. 4 

[1777] Muhlenberg, Peter. Memorandum of the arrangement of 

[AUG. ?] the German battalion. D. S. 2 pp. In hand 

writing of and endorsed by Tench Tilghman: 
"Comms. made out and delivered." W 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Wilmington.] Agreement with 

SEP. l Col. Patterson Bell to furnish arms and ammuni 

tion to his volunteers. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 165 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Wilmington. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 1 [Horatio] Gates [Van Schaick s Island]. Raising 

of siege of Fort Schuyler; salt provisions; po- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 409 

sition of British. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt, 1, 159 

1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington. To [Col. Hugh 

SEP. 1 Hughes, Peekskill]. Salt provision for Northern 

Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 169 

1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

SEP. 1 Ham] Maxwell [Couche s mill? near Warwick]. 

Use of troops; removal of stores. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 161 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To Brig. Gen. Wil- 

SEP. l Ham Maxwell, [Couche s mill? near Warwick], 

Removal of stock from vicinity of Nottingham. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 163 

1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington. To Lt. Col. [Anthony 

SEP. l. Walton] White [Camp]. Desertions. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 167 

1777 Conway, Tfhomas]. [Wilmington.] To [George] Wash- 

SEP. l ington [Wilmington]. Complaint of excessive 

proportion of men taken from his corps to form 
the Light Infantry. A. L. S. 3 pp. 18, 22 

1777 Henry, P[atrick]. WilHamsburg [Virginia]. To Col. 

SEP. l George Gibson [Alexandria]. Orders to march 

to Washington s assistance. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Gibson to Washington, 1777, 
Sep. 10. 18, 79 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To Col. [Charles] 

SEP. 2 Armand[-Tuffin, near Head of Elk]. Com 

plaints of inhabitants against his corps. Draft. 
1 p. B. IV, pt. 1, 187 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Wilmington. To Col. James 

SEP. 2 Hendricks [Virginia]. Command of a Virginia 

regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Ca 
leb Gibbs. B. IV, pt. 1, 189 
1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington. To [Brig. Gen Wil- 
SEP. 2 Ham Maxwell, Couche s Mill near Warwick], 
Complaints of Armand s corps; instructions; 
raising of siege of Fort Schuyler. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt, 1, 175 



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1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To Col. David Mason 

SEP. 2 [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Completing Virginia 

battalions; inoculation; blankets and camp 
kettles. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt, 1, 185 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Wilmington. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 2 [William] Maxwell [Couche s Mill]. Discourag 

ing his suggested enterprize against British. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. IV, pt. 1, 177 
1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Wilmington. To Brig. Gen. 
SEP. 2 [Thomas] Nelson [jr.] [Virginia]. Stationing of 
militia in Virginia and advice; the military situa 
tion. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison and Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 181 

1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington. To [Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 2 Joseph Spencer, Connecticut]. Captures; ex 

change of prisoners. Draft. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 171 

1777 Cadwalader, John. Head of Sassafras [Maryland]. To 

SEP. 2 [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Want of 

arms among [the Maryland] militia; strength of 

enemy; driving off of stock; reports of deserters. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 18, 20 

1777 Greene, N[athanael]. [Wilmington.] To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 2 ington [Wilmington]. Levi Hollingsworth s re 

port on situation of stores near Elk; [Brig.] Gen. 
[Peter] Muhlenberg s detachment as guard. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 26 

1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Wilmington. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 2 [Nathanael] Greene [Camp]. Orders for troops. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IV, pt. 1, 173 
1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson], [Wilmington]. To [Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 2 Peter Muhlenberg, Camp ?]. Memorial of Lts. 

[John Francis] Mercer and [Thomas] Helm. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IV, pt. 1, 179 
1777 Hollingsworth, Levi. "Newmunster, 6 miles above Elk" 

SEP. 2 [Maryland]. To Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene 

[Wilmington]. Stores in vicinity of Elk; need of 
troops to cover their bringing off; position of 
quantities of supplies; movements of enemy s 
parties. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Greene 
to Washington, 1777, Sep. 2. 18, 29 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 411 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

SEP. 3 liam Maxwell [Couch s Mill, near Warwick]. 

Advance of enemy; his situation; reconnoissance 

etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 191 

1777 Deane, Silas. Paris. To Robert Morris [Philadelphia]. 

SEP. 3 Introducing Baron Steuben. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. On verso of Franklin and Deane 

to Washington, 1777, Sep. 4 and enclosed in 

Steuben to Washington, 1777, Dec. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington. To Brig. Gen. [Ed- 

SEP. 4 ward] Hand, Fort Pitt. Complaint of Col. [Dan 

iel] Brodhead of Hand s interference with his re 
cruiting officers; relief of Fort Stanwix. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 195 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To Col. William 

SEP. 4 Richardson [Maryland]. Ordering him forward 

to Head of Elk. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 197 
1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Wilmington. To Dr. [Benjamin] 

SEP. 4 Rush [Philadelphia]. Parole of Capt. [John] 

McPherson. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Caleb Gibbs. B. IV, pt. 1, 201 

1777 Franklin, Benjamin and Silas Deane. Passy, near Paris. 

SEP. 4 To [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Intro 

ducing Baron Steuben. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Steuben to Washington, 1777, 
Dec. In Sparks, 5, 528. 21, 214 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Wilmington.] To Sir William 

SEP. 5 Howe [Aitken s Tavern?, Pennsylvania]. Ex 

change of Maj. Gen. [Richard] Prescott for Maj. 
Gen. [Charles] Lee. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. E. 99 

A contemporary copy by John Laurens is among the Washington, 
Miscellaneous. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington. To Christopher Lu- 

SEP. 5 dowick [Morristown, New Jersey]. Orders to for 

ward bread and repair to Army. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 207 

1777 [Washington, George.] Wilmington. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

SEP - 5 liam Maxwell, Christiana Bridge]. Letters for 



412 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[Richard,] Lord Howe and [Sir William] Howe; 
firing on a flag; reconnoissance of enemy; sug 
gests capture of a Hessian officer. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 
Sparks, 5, 54. B. IV, pt. 1, 201 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Wilmington. To [Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 5 William Maxwell, Christiana Bridge]. Instruc 

tions for his secret foray against the enemy. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 203 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Wilmington. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 5 [Caesar] Rodney [Hoxton, Delaware]. General 

instructions for harassing the enemy. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs and Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 205 

1777 Gist, Mfordecai]. Head at Sassafras [Maryland] To 

SEP. 5 [George] Washington, Wilmington. Difficulties 

with militia; positions of British ships; driving 

off stock and pursuit of a toiy company. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 18, 42 
1777 Gist, Mfordecai]. Camp at Sassafras [Maryland]. To 

SEP. 5 [George Washington, Wilmington]. Intelligence 

of enemy s fleet; arrival of Col. [William] Rich 
ardson s battalion; difficulty with militia; driv 
ing off stock and pursuit of tories A. L. S. 1 p. 

18, 61 

1777 Nelson, Thomas, jr. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

SEP. 5 Washington [Wilmington]. Passage of British 

ships down the bay; capture of seamen; militia; 
requests leave of absence for Capt. [Thomas] 
Matthews to act as his brigade-major. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 18, 45 

1777 Worth, Jonathan. Head Chester [Pennsylvania]. To [Col. 

SEP. 5 Mordecai Gist, Head of Sassafras, Maryland]. 

Attempt of a tory company to join the British. 
Contemporary copy, attested by Gist. 1 p. En 
closed in Gist to Washington, 1777, Sep. 5. 

18, 44 

1777 Washington, George. New Port [near Wilmington]. To 

SEP. 6 Capt. [Benjamin] Pollard [Brandywine]. Bridge 

building. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 

Laurens. B. IV, pt. 1, 211 

1777 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Wilmington. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 6 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Troops and barrack 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 413 

erection at Peekskill; situation at Head of Elk. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. IV, pt. 1, 209 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Near Iron Hill [Pennsylvania]. To 

SEP. 6 [George] Washington [Wilmington]. Demanding 

fulfillment of his exchange engagements as a con 
dition in exchange of [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. 
L. S. 1 p. 18, 51 

A contemporary copy by Caleb Gibbs is among the Washington, Mis 
cellaneous. 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 6 ingt on [Wilmington]. Enclosing return of troops; 

requests directions as to erecting barracks at 

Peekskill. L. S. 1 p. 18, 53 

1777 Rodney, Caesar. Middletown [Delaware]. To [George] 

SEP. 6 Washington, Wilmington. Intelligence of en 

emy s position; need of cartridges; report of 
Methodist ministers instigation of tories in Kent 
on the Delaware. L. S. 1 p. Answered Sep. 7. 

18, 58 

[1777] Worth, Jonathan. [Head of Chester, Pennsylvania.] To 

[SEP. 6?] Col. [John D.] Thompson, Sassafras [Creek, Mary 

land]. Tory companies ; position of British fleet. 
A. L. S. 1 p. With auto, note: "General Rod 
ney will please to inclose this to his Excellency. 
M. Gist." 18, 60 

1777 Washington, George. Wilmington. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

SEP. 7 Ham] Heath [Boston]. Expedition against St. 

Johns; rank arrangements; intrenching tools; 
British intentions; skirmishes. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In part in 
Ford, 6, 65. B. IV, pt. 1, 213 

1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Newport. To Capt. [William] 

SEP. 7 Barnett [New Jersey]. Orders to join the Army. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IV, pt. 1, 217 

1777 Tilghman, T[ench]. New Port, [Brig.] Gen. [Caesar] Rod- 

SEP. 7 ney [Hoxton? Delaware]. Ordering his militia 

forward. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 215 

[1777] Harrison, Cuthbert. Black Horse [Tavern, near Newport ? 

[SEP. 9?] Delaware]. To Col. [Theodorick] Bland [near 

Wilmington ? Delaware]. Report of position and 

movements of enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 180 



414 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Reed, J[oseph]. Norrington Meeting House [Pennsyl- 

[SEP. 9] vania]. To [George] Washington [Chad s Ford]. 

Collecting intelligence of the enemy; examina 
tion of two privates of the 4th British Foot. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 18, 86 

1777 Rodney, Caesar. Noxen Town [Delaware]. To [George] 

SEP. 9 Washington, [near] Wilmington. Efforts to col 

lect the militia; position of enemy. L. S. 1 p. 

18, 72 

1777 Washington, George. Chad s Ford [Pennsylvania]. To 

SEP. 10 [Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Prospect 

of British advance from Staten Island; maneu 
vers in Pennsylvania. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 219 

The letter sent was signed by Harrison in the absence of the Com 
mander-in-chief. 

1777 Washington, George. Chad s Ford. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 10 Caesar Rodney [Delaware]. General orders for 

his guidance. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt, 1, 221 

1777 Gibson, George. Alexandria [Virginia]. To [George] 

SEP. 10 Washington [Chad s Ford]. Transmitting Gov. 

[Patrick] Henry s orders; readiness of the regi 
ment. L. S. 1 p. Answered Sep. 14. 18, 78 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 10 [Chad s Ford]. Purchase of swords for dragoons; 

supplying Continental frigates with powder; 
prizes; depreciators of currency; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Horatio] Gates request for salt provisions. 
L. S. 2 pp. 18, 76 

1777 Rumney, William. Georgetown [Maryland]. To [George 

SEP. 10 Washington, Chad s Ford, Pennsylvania]. March 

to join the Army. Recent copy. 1 p. 18, 74 

[1777] Bland, Theodorick. [On the Brandywine.] To [George] 

[SEP. 11] Washington [Chad s Ford]. British on road to 

ipast 1 o clk. right of Birmingham meeting house. A. L. S. 

1 p. In Sparks, 5, 460. 18, 83 

1777 British Army. State of and return of killed and wounded 

SEP. 11 at Brandywine. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 5, 87 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 415 

1777 Ross, James. Great Valley Road [Pennsylvania]. To 

SEP. 11 [George] Washington [Chad s Ford]. British on 

the Great Valley Road; skirmishing. Recent 
copy. 1 p. In Sparks, 5, 459. 18, 81 

1777 Sullivan, John. Brinton s[?] Ford [Brandywine]. To 

SEP. 11 [George] Washington [Chad s Ford]. Maj. 

[Joseph?] Spear s information. A. L. S. 1 p. 
In Sparks, 5, 459. 18, 85 

[1777] Sullivan, John. [On the Brandywine.] To [George] 

[SEP. 11] Washington [Chad s Ford], British in rear of 

2 o clk p.m. his right ^^ A. L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, 5, 

460. 18, 84 

1777 Washington, George. Derby [Pennsylvania]. To [Brig. 

SEP. 12 Gen. William Smallwood, Nottingham, Pennsyl 

vania]. Orders to attack rear of enemy. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. In Ford, 6, 68, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 223 
1777 Aylett, William. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

SEP. 12 Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Assistants ap 

pointed ; requests information as to fate of stores 
at Elk. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Sep. 30. 

18, 93 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Dilworth [near Brandywine, Penn- 

SEP. 12 sylvania]. To [George] Washington [Schuylkill 

Falls]. Inability to attend the American 
wounded; permission for Continental surgeons 
to attend them. L. S. 1 p. Answered Sep. 
13. 18, 91 

1777 Nelson, Thomas, jr. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

SEP. 12 Washington, Schuylkill Falls]. Dismissal of 

Virginia militia and sale of salt provisions; 
ability to reenforce the Continental Army; Nel 
son s idea of sending a force to the Eastern shore; 
cooperation with Maryland. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Sept. 27. W 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Schuylkill Falls.] To [Sir Wil- 

SEP. 13 liam Howe, near Philadelphia]. Acknowledging 

his care of [American] wounded; doctors sent in 
to them. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 6, 74, note. 

E. 101 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Schuylkill Falls] To [Col. 

SEP. 13 Stephen Moylan, at the front]. Removal of 



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stores from French Creek. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 226 

1777 [Washington, George.] Germantown. To [Col. Charles 

SEP. 13 Stewart, Camp]. Supplies for the Army. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt, 1, 227 

1777 Malcom, W[illiam]. Ramapo [New Jersey]. To [George 

SEP. 13 Washington, Schuylkill Falls]. Recommenda 

tions for two vacancies in his regiment; arrival 
of British troops in New Jersey; evacuation of 
Rhode Island; need of a force to collect the 
forage, stock and supplies from Bergen county; 
clothing difficulties and suggestion; British 
foraging party; barrack and collecting provision 
magazine. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 96 

1777 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 13 [Schuylkill Falls]. Need of wagons to transport 

supplies to the Army; shoes and breeches. L. S. 
1 p. 18, 99 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

SEP. 13 Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. News from the 

North; scheme for attempt on enemy at Statcn 
and Long Island, New York and Paulus Hook. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered Oct. 1. 18, 97 

1777 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Nottingham [Maryland]. To 

SEP. 13 [George] Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Strength 

of his command ; need of arms, ammunition and 
clothing; intended movements. A. L. S. 3pp. 
Answered Sep. 14. 18, 13 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. Germantown. To Col. [Stephen] Moy- 

SEP. 13 Ian [at the front]. Patrols and scouting parties. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IV, pt. 1, 225 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge], [Near Germantown.] To Maj. 

SEP. 14 Gen. [John] Armstrong [At the Schuylkill]. Re 

moval of bridge over the Schuylkill and erection 
of works. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 1, 235 

1777 [Washington, George.] Near Germantown To [Maj.] 

SEP. 14 Gen. [Philemon] Dickinson [Elizabethtown ? New 

Jersey], Opposition to British in the Jerseys. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 243 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 417 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Near Germantown] To Col. 

SEP. 14 [Lewis Le Begue Du]portail [Camp]. Orders to 

construct works along the Schuylkill. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 249 

1777 [Washington, George.] Near Germantown To [Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 14 William Heath, Boston]. Orders to march all 

Continental troops in Massachusetts to the main 
Army; the engagement on the llth inst. [Battle 
of Brandywine]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Extract in Ford, 6, 70, 
note. B. IV, pt. 1, 233 

1777 Washington, George. Near Schuylkill. To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 14 [Alexander] McDougall [en route from Peekskill]. 

Orders governing his march; opposition to Brit 
ish in Jersey, etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 237 

1777 Washington, George. Near Germantown. To Maj. [John] 

SEP. 14 Murray [Morristown, New Jersey]. Orders to re 

move stores from Morristown and join the main 
Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 1, 251 

1777 [Washington, George.] Germantown. To [Maj. Gen. Is- 

SEP. 14 rael Putnam, Peekskill]. British advance from 

New York and Staten Island; orders for his 

guidance. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Na- 

thanael Greene. B. IV, pt. 1, 229 

1777 Washington, George. Buck s Tavern. To Col. William 

SEP. 14 Rumney [Fredericksburg, Virginia]. Ordering 

militia to Lancaster. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 247 

1777 Washington, George. [Near Germantown.] To Officer 

SEP. 14 commanding at Schuylkill Bridge. Orders to re 

move the bridge at once. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. B. IV, pt. 1, 255 

1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Buck s Tavern. To [Col. 

SEP. 14 George Gibson, Alexandria]. Orders for his regi 

ment to join the Army. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 245 

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1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Buck s Tavern on the Lan- 

SEP. 14 caster Road. To [Brig. Gen. William Smallwood, 

Nottingham, Pennsylvania]. Weakness of his 

reenf orcement ; powder; harrassing enemy s 

flank and rear. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 241 

[1777] Burr, A[aron]. [Near Ramapo, New Jersey]. To Col. [Wil- 

[SEP. 14] Ham] Malcom [Ramapo]. Position and strength 

of the enemy. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Malcom to Washington, 1777, Sep. 14. 

18, 109 

1777 Malcom, W[illiam]. Ramapo [New Jersey]. To [George] 

SEP. 14 Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Strength of Brit 

ish in Jersey; difficulty in raising militia; need 
of wagons; search for deserters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

18, 107 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 14 ington [Schuylkill Falls]. Barracks; advance of 

enemy to Hackensack and march of [Brig.] Gen. 

[Alexander] McDougall against them. L. S. 1 p. 

18, 105 

1777 Arendt, Baron d . Chester [Pennsylvania]. To [Lt. Col. 

SEP. 15 Robert Hanson Harrison ? Schuylkill Falls]. 

Skirmish with enemy; position of the enemy; 
number of wounded at Brandywine. A. L. S. 
2 pp. (In French.) Translation by Laurens. 
1 p. 18, 120. 18, 122 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

SEP. 15 Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Receipt of orders 

to oppose enemy; need of ammunition; [Sir 
Henry] Clinton with troops from Staten Island; 
capture and dispersal of tories; anxiety of mili 
tia to march eastward. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

18, 118 

1777 Ewing, J[ames]. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. A general 

SEP. 15 return of the garrison of Fort Pitt. Tabular 

statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand 

to Washington, 1777, Sep. 15. 18, 117 

1777 Hand, Edward. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

SEP. 15 Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Troops retained 

at Fort Pitt; effect of [Lt.] Gov. [Henry] Hamil 
ton s proclamation; attitude of militia; seizure 
of disaffected; capture of Capt. Moses Carson; 
smallpox among the troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Oct. 13. 18, 115 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 419 

1777 Heard, John. Turk s Head [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

SEP. 15 Washington [Schuylkill Falls]. Report of a re- 

connoissance; Hessians; suspected spies. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 18, 121 

1777 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Oxford [Maryland]. To [George] 

SEP. 15 Washington [Buck s Tavern, Pennsylvania]. 

Need of cartridges; position of the enemy; Brit 
ish at Wilmington; condition and position of 
Small wood s troops; suggests joining the Army. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 112 

1777 Smallwood, William. Oxford [Maryland]. Weekly return 

SEP. 15 of brigade. Tabular statement. D. S. by Rich 

ard Brooke. 1 p. Enclosed in Smallwood to 
Washington, 1777, Sep. 15. 18, 114 

1777 Harbour, James. Frederick [Virginia]. To [George Wash- 

SEP. 16 ington, near White Horse Tavern, Pennsylvania]. 

Awaits orders; lack of arms for his men; small 
pox. Recent copy. 1 p. 18, 131 

1777. Biddle, Clement. Valley Forge [Pennsylvania]. To 

SEP. 16 [George Washington, Near White Horse Tavern]. 

Forwarding provisions and rum to Yellow 
Springs; estimate of supplies; reasons for meas 
ures taken. A. L. S. 4 pp. Estimate of Quar 
termaster and Commissary stores. 1 p. D. S. 
by William Dewees jr. 18, 133 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

SEP. 16 Washington [Near White Horse Tavern]. British 

generals in the Jerseys; lack of ammunition for 

militia; Washington s orders; militia to go to 

the eastward. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 129 

1777. Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 
SEP. 16 Washington [Near White Horse Tavern]. Re 

gret at [the Brandy wine] defeat; orders from 
Congress to hold troops in readiness; advance of 
British into Jersey; requests Washington s direc 
tions respecting forwarding the troops; arrival 
of British reenforcements at New York. L. S. 
2 pp. 18, 127 

1777 Reed, Joseph. Swede s Ford [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

SEP. 16 Washington [Near White Horse Tavern]. State 

of the river; militia and boats; requests infor 
mation. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 125 



420 LIBRAE Y OF CONGRESS 

1777 W[ashing]ton, G[eorge]. Yellow Springs [Pennsylvania]. 

SEP. 17 To Col. William Malcom [Ramapo ? New Jersey]. 

Attaching independent companies to his regi 
ment; barracks and stores for winter; opposition 
to enemy in the Jerseys. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 261 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Yellow Springs. To [Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 17 William Maxwell, near the Schuylkill]. Damage 

to ammunition by rain; retreat to Warwick Fur 
nace; orders to cover baggage. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 257 

1777 [Washington, George.] Yellow Springs. To [Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 17 Thomas Mifflin, near Yellow Springs]. Baggage 

and ammunition to be removed to Warwick 

Furnace. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 263 

1777 Washington, George. [Yellow Springs.] To [Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 17 William Smallwood, Pennsylvania]. Ordering 

his brigade to join the Army at once. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. IV, pt. 1, 259 

1777 Borre, Preudhomme de. Trenton [New Jersey]. t To [the 

SEP. 17 President of] Congress [Philadelphia]. Resigna 

tion on account of resolution of Sep. 13 [directing 
inquiry into his conduct] ; account of his actions 
[at battle of Brandy wine] ; [Maj.] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan s prejudice; experience and request for 
rank of Major-General. Contemporary copy by 
de Borre". 2 pp. Enclosed in Borre to Wash 
ington, 1777, Oct. 12. IS, 285 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. 8 miles from Brunswick [New 

SEP. 17 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Yellow 

Springs], Return of enemy from the Jerseys; 
intention to take post at Elizabethtown; militia 
reenforcements ; apprehension of British deter 
mination to obtain supplies for Eastern Jersey. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 138 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. 4 miles below Tappan [New 

SEP. 17 York]. To [George] Washington [Pottsgrove, 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 421 

Pennsylvania]. British movement into the Jer 
seys; McDougall s manceuvers; object of enemy; 
report of evacuation of Rhode Island. A. L. S. 
5 pp. Answered Sep. 22. 18, 62 

1777 Murray, Francis. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

SEP. 17 Washington [Yellow Springs]. Stores at Morris- 

town; retirement of enemy from Jersey; remov 
ing stores. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Har 
rison: "Returns delivered Colo. Pickering." 

18, 136 

1777 Antill, Edward. Long Island. To George Washington 

SEP. 18 [Warwick Furnace]. Introducing Lawrence Man 

ning. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 143 

1777 Armstrong, John. [Schuylkill Falls.] To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 18 ington [Warwick Furnace]. Taking position 

with militia at Swede s Ford; artillery. A. L. S. 
1 p. 18, 141 

1777 Reed, J[oseph]. Schuylkill Falls. To [George Washing- 

SEP. 18 ton, Warwick Furnace]. Alarm caused by dis 

tance of Washington s Army from Philadelphia; 
suggests giving reasons therefor; position of 
British Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. Written on 
verso of Armstrong to Washington, this date. 

1777 Thornbnrgh, J[oseph]. Perkiomen [New Jersey]. To 

SEP. 18 [George] Washington [Warwick Furnace]. For 

warding the Army baggage to Pott s Grove and 
removal of stores. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 140 

[1777?] lutterloh, H[enry] Efmanuel]. To [George Washington, 
[SEP. 19?] Parker s Ford]. Need of officers to collect the 

baggage guards; stopping of plundering; Wagon- 
master general, Issuing Forage-masters and Com 
missary General to be with Headquarters. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. [A postscript to a missing let 
ter]. 18, 152 

1777 Smallwood, W[illiam]. James Millekan s Farm [Mary- 

SEP. 19 land]. To [George Washington, Warwick Fur 

nace]. His march forward; neglect of commis 
saries; his route. Recent copy. 1 p. 18, 151 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Paoli [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

SEP. 19 Washington [Parker s Ford]. His position near 

i after 7 p.m. the enemy; their supineness; opportunity to 

strike. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 145 



422 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Paoli [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

SEP. 19 Washington [Parker s Ford]. Quiet of enemy; 

i after 10 p. m. belief in their ignorance of his presence; watch 

fulness. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 147 

Testimony of various officers respecting the surprise at Paoli is among 
the U. S. R. papers in the Library of Congress. 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To 

SEP. 20 [George] Washington [Parker s Ford]. Strength 

of the militia and march to join Washington; 
collecting and pushing forward the troops. 
A. L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 1, 434. 18, 157 

1777 McDougall, Alexander. Second River [New Jersey]. To 

SEP. 20 [George Washington, Parker s Ford]. His march 

to join Washington. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 155 

1777 White, Anthony W[alton]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

SEP. 20 Washington [Parker s Ford]. His wound; re 

moval of shipping up the river and horses from 
the town; advantage of ordering a few light 
dragoons to the city. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 153 

1777 Washington, George. [Near Pott s Grove.] To [Sir Wil- 

SEP. 21 Ham] Howe [near Philadelphia]. Dr. [Lewis] Wil 

son to take charge of American wounded. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

E. 103 

[1777] Washington, George. Near Thompson s Tavern. ToMaj. 

[SEP. 21] Gen. [John] Sullivan [Camp]. March of the Army 

and directions for his movement ; dragoons to be 
sent into Philadelphia to assist [Lt.] Col. [Alexan 
der] Hamilton. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1777 Howe, [Sir] Wplliam]. [On West bank of the Schuylkill]. 

SEP. 21 To [George] Washington [Pottsgrove, Pennsylva 

nia]. Requests a Continental surgeon to care for 
American wounded. L. S. 1 p. 18, 158 

1777 T[ilghman,] T[ench]. Near Fatland Ford, Schuylkill River. 

SEP. 21 To [Brig.] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [en route 

from Peekskill]. Hastening his march to join the 
Army. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 265 

1777 [Washington, George.] "Camp 28 miles from Philadel- 

SEP. 22 phia on the Reading Road" [Pottsgrove]. To 

Maj. Gen. Philemon Dickinson, Elizabethtown]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 423 

Junction of Jersey militia with Army; route of 
march etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 267 

1777 Washington, George. [Pottsgrove.] To Col. George Gib- 

[SEP. 22] son [Lancaster ?]. Urging march to the Army. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. IV, pt. 1, 271 

[1777] Washington, George. [Yellow Springs.] To [Lt. Col. Alex- 

[SEP. 22J ander Hamilton, Camp]. Instructions to collect 

blankets from the Philadelphia citizens; horses. 
Draft. 3pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Ford, 6, 78. B. IV, pt. 1, 273 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Pottsgrove.] To [Lt.] Col. [Alex- 

SEP. 22 ander] Hamilton [Philadelphia]. Collection of 

blankets and shoes; needs of Army. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. Ex 
tract in Ford, 6, 79, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 277 

[1777] [Washington, George.] Yellow Springs. To [Brig. Gen. 

[SEP. 22] Alexander McDougall, en route from Peekskill]. 

Urging haste in joining the Army. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 269 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Pottsgrove.] To [Col. Baron 

SEP. 23 D Arendt, Camp], Command and defense of 

Fort Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. Extract in Ford, 6, 

101, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 287 

1777 [Washington, George.] Pottsgrove. To [Commodore John 

SEP. 23 Hazelwood, In Delaware River]. Measures for 

defending Mud Island. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. Endorsed by Wash 
ington: "Copy of Verbal Instructions sent Com 
modore Hazzlewd" B. IV, pt. 1, 285 

1777 Washington, George. Near Pottsgrove. To Col. [Matthew] 

SEP. 23 Pollock [Camp]. Orders to transport and store, 

baggage at Bethlehem. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 281 

1777 Washington, George. Camp on the Schuylkill, 34 miles 

SEP. 23 from Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] Put 

nam [Peekskill]. Need of additional reenforce- 
ments; defense of Highlands etc. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 
Ford, 6, 84. B. IV, pt. 1, 279 



424 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 [Washington, George.] Near Pottsgrove. To Col. [Joseph] 

SEP. 23 Thombury [Camp]. Orders given Col. [Matthew] 

Pollock. Draft. On verso of Washington to 
Pollock, 1777, Sep. 23. 

1777 Council of War. Near Pottsgrove. On opposing the 

SEP. 23 enemy s march toward Philadelphia; Army s 

manoeuvers prior and subsequent to skirmish 
[near White Horse Tavern]. Members: The 
Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. Sullivan, 
Greene, Stirling, Stephen, Armstrong; Brig. 
Genls. Knox, Weedon, Nash, Scott, Conway and 
Potter. Maj. Gen. St. Clair and Brig. Gen. John 
Cadwalader were also present. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. F. I, 179 

1777 Mease, James. Account of clothing in Clothier General s 

SEP. 23 possession on leaving Philadelphia and taken 

from thence to Trenton. D. S. 1 p. 19, 144 

1777 Mease, James. A return of clothing issued at Philadelphia, 

SEP. 23 Fishkill and [Smith s] Clove and Morristown. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

Mease to Washington, 1777, Nov. 4. 19, 142 

1777 Washington, George. Pottsgrove. To [Maj. Gen. Horatio 

SEP. 24 Gates, Bemus Heights]. Need of Col. [Daniel] 

Morgan s corps as reenforcement. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 

Ford, 6, 85. B. IV, pt. 1, 289 

1777 Scott, Charles. [Near Pottsgrove.] To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 24 ington [Pottsgrove]. Efforts to discover inten 

tion of enemy; stores of rum and onions in the 
neighborhood ; requests a supply of hard money. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 25. W 

1777 [Washington, George.] Pottsgrove. To Col. Clement Bid- 

SEP. 26 die [Camp]. Authority to impress blankets, 

shoes, etc. in Bucks, Philadelphia and North 
ampton counties. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 293 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge], Pottsgrove. To [Brig. Gen. David 

SEP. 26 Forman, en route to the army]. Directions for 

march of his militia to reenforce the Army. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison and Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 291 

1777 Hazelwood, John. [Fort Island, Delaware River]. To 

SEP. 26 [Capt.] Charles Alexander, [U. S.] frigate Dela- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 425 

ware. [Delaware River]. Orders to take posi 
tion before Philadelphia and annoy the enemy; 
firing on city ; collection and destruction of boats. 
L. S. 1 p. 18, 279 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Pennybacker s Mils [Pennsyl- 

SEP. 27 vania]. To [Brig. Gen. David Forman, en route 

to the army]. Strength of his corps; stores at 

Trenton; route of his march. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 297 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Pennybacker s Mills. To Gen. 

SEP. 27 [Thomas] Nelson [jr., Williamsburg, Virginia]. 

Virginia militia; account of manoeuvers after 
battle of Brandywine ; great distress for want of 
shoes; unconfirmed news from the North [of bat 
tle at Stillwater]. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting 
of Caleb Gibbs. Extract in Ford, 6, 83, note. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 299 

[1777] [Washington, George.] [Pennybacker s Mills]. To [Com- 

[SEP. 27] manding Officer of Virginia militia, Lancaster]. 

Ordering a reenforcement of militia to main 

Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 303 

1777 T[ilghman,] T[ench]. [Pennybacker s Mills]. To [Brig.] 

SEP. 27 Gen. [Anthony] Wayne [Camp ?] Shoes. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. . B. IV, pt. 1, 295 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Pennybacker s Mills To Maj. 

SEP. 28 Gen. Israel Putnam, Peekskill. Calling for reen 

forcement. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 305 

1777 Council of War. Pennybacker s Mills. On strength of the 

SEP. 28 British and Continental Armies; reenforcement 

of latter and attack upon enemy. Members: 
The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. Sullivan, 
Greene, Stirling, Stephen, Armstrong; Brig. 
Genls. McDougall, Maxwell, Smallwood, Knox, 
Wayne, Muhlenberg, Nash, Weedon, Scott, Con- 
way, Potter and Irvine. Brig. Gen. John Cad- 
walader and Gov. Joseph Reed were also present. 
D. S. of all the members except the Commander 
in chief. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. See: Ford, 6, 92, note. 

F. I, 183 



426 LIBEABY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Pennybacker s Mills. To [Brig.] 

SEP. 29 Gen. [David] Forman [Buck s Tavern]. Direct 

ing his route of march. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 307 
1777 [Washington, George.] Pennybacker s Mills. To [Col. 

SEP. 29 Lewis Nicola, Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania]. Re- 

enforcements, stores ammunition, etc. for Fort 
Mifflin; importance of the post. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 309 

1777 Fergusson, Elizabeth. Greene Park [Pennsylvania]. To 

SEP. 29 [George] Washington [Pennypacker s Mills, Penn 

sylvania]. Requesting permission for her hus 
band to come out from Germantown. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Oct. 1. 18, 174 

1777 Washington, George. [Skippack, Pennsylvania.] To 

SEP. 30 William Aylett [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Loss 

of grain and vessels at Head of Elk. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1,317 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Skippack.] To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

SEP. 30 liam Heath, Boston]. Powder for the Continen 

tal frigates; prizes taken; success in the North 
[victory of Stillwater]; loss of Philadelphia; need 
of reenforcements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 311 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Skippack.] To Capt. Jeremiah 

SEP. 30 Hill [Boston]. Accepting his resignation. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 315 

1777 [Washington, George.] Skippack. To Comte [Casimir] 

SEP. 30 Pulaski [Camp]. Orders for a small dragoon en- 

terprize. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 313 

[1777] Estarjette, Lewis del . [Paris.] To the President of Con- 

[SEPT.] gress [Philadelphia]. Introducing Baron Steu- 

ben. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Steuben to Washington, 1777, Dec. 21, 215 

[1777] Hortalez, Roderique. [Paris.] To Robert Morris [Phila- 

[SEPT.] delphia]. Introducing Baron Steuben. Contem 

porary copy. 1 p. (In French.) On verso of 
Estarjette to the President of Congress, 1777, 
Sept. and enclosed in Steuben to Washington, 
1777, Dec. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 427 

1777 Washington, George. [Skippack.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Phile- 

OCT. l mon] Dickinson [Elizabethtown]. Militia guard 

for stores at Trenton. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 323 
1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Skippack. To Mrs. [Elizabeth] 
OCT. l Fergusson [Greenpark, Pennsylvania]. Refusing 
permission to allow her husband to come out 
[fromGermantown]. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. E. 357 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Skippack.] To [Col. John Mif- 
OCT. 1 flin, Trenton]. Removal of stores from Trenton. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. Extract in Ford, 6, 92. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 326 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Skippack. To Col. [William] Pal- 

OCT. 1 frey [Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]. Pay of troops. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IV, pt. 1, 329 

1777 Washington, George. [Skippack.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

OCT. l Putnam [Peekskill]. Reenforcements from Peeks- 

kill; artillery; militia from Connecticut. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 319 

1777 Washington, George. Skippack. To Lt. Col. [Samuel] 

OCT. l Smith [Fort Mifflin]. Ammunition and supplies 

for Fort Mifflin. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 327 

[1777] Anonymous. Intelligence of British. 1 p. [Given to 

[OCT. l] one of Moylan s dragoons.] (In German.) En 

closed in Moylan to Washington, 1777, Oct. 1. 

18, 186 

1777 Moylan, S[tephen]. 16 Mile Stone. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. l ington [Skippack]. Failure to intercept a party 

of British light-horse; intelligence of the enemy; 
their out-posts and foraging parties. A. L. S. 
1 p. 18, 185 

1777 Rensselaer, Pfhilip] V[an]. Albany. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. l [Horatio] Gates [Bemus Heights, New York]. 

Delinquency of [Ezekiel] Cheever and [David] 
Mason in furnishing ammunition from Spring 
field; leads from houses and writing paper for 
cartridges; suggest sending a person to Boston. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Gates 
to Washington, 1777, Oct. 5. 18, 211 



428 LJBEARY OP CONGRESS 

1777 Conway, T[homas]. Wilmington. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 2 ton [Wilmington]. Method of building an en 

trenched camp. A. L. S. 2 pp. With miscel 
laneous topographic memoranda in pencil by 
Washington. 18, 24 

[1777] Dandridge, Alexander Spotswood. [Near Worcester? 

[OCT. 2] Pennsylvania.] To Brig. Gen. [Anthony] Wayne 

[near Worcester?]. Report of a reconnoissance; 

attack on Red Bank; movements of enemy. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 189 

1777 Macombe, James. Morristown [New Jersey]. To George 

OCT. 2 Washington [On the Shippack Road]. Explain 

ing his presence and requesting leave to go to 
New York; circumstances of his detention. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 187 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 2 Washington [On the Skippack Road]. [Maj.] 

Gen. [Horatio] Gates need of flour; hard bread 
sent North; confusion in the Commissary depart 
ment; strength of British at New York; enemy s 
movements. L. S. 3 pp. 18, 193 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort MifHin [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 2 [George] Washington [Worcester]. British below 

Billingsport; panic in the fleet; effect of messages 
from men s wives in Philadelphia; probable 
method of attempt on the river defenses; need 
of ammunition and desire for reenforcement. 
L. S. 2 pp. 19, 112 

1777 Woodford, William. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

OCT. 2 [George] Washington [On the Skippack Road]. 

Few troops at Bethlehem; requests orders re 
specting horses; robberies committed upon the 
inhabitants; delay of officers in rejoining their 
corps; applications for wagons; [Lafayette s] and 
his own health. A. L. S. 3 pp. 18, 195 

[1777] Washington, George. [Mattatekin ? Pennsylvania]. "Or- 

[OCT. 3] der of march and battle, Germantown." Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

Endorsed by Washington as above. W 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. Ta 

OCT. 3 [George] Washington [Worcester, Pennsylvania]. 

Guard for stores at Trenton; position of Dickin 
son s troops. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 199* 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 429 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 3 ington [Worcester]. Complaint of destruction 

of mills by Americans. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Oct. 6. In Ford, 6, 97, note. 18, 206 

1777 Mifflin, J[ohn]. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 3 Washington [Worcester, Pennsylvania]. Re 

moval of stores from Trenton; need of men to 
impress and load teams; marine stores; the [Penn 
sylvania] armed vessels off Borden. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 18, 200 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 3 [George] Washington [Worcester]. Strength of 

enemy at Billingsport ; panic in the [American] 

fleet. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Oct. 7. 18, 203 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 3 [Worcester]. Effect of evacuation of Billings- 

port on the fleet; desertions; proposed defense of 
Fort Mifflin; length of time it can hold out. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 204 

1777 Woodford, William. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

OCT. 3 [George] Washington [Worcester, Pennsylvania]. 

Complaints of Moravians of treatment from mili 
tia; arrival of wagons and stores. Recent copy. 
1 p. 18, 197 

1777 Washington, George. [Near Pennybacker s Mills.] Gen- 

OCT. 4 eral Orders for the attack at Germantown. Con 

temporary copy by Timothy Pickering, jr ? 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 5, 85 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabeth [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 4 [George] Washington [Near Pennybacker s Mills, 

Pennsylvania]. Movement of enemy and its ob 
ject; surprise of British guard; spies in Wash 
ington s camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 208 
1777 Gates, Horatio. Bemus Heights [New York]. To [George] 
OCT. 5 Washington [Pennybacker s Mills]. Position of 
the two Armies; Washington s request [for Col. 
Daniel Morgan s Corps] ; Burgoyne s alternatives; 
lack of cartridges and provisions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
"requiring no answer" In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 1, 437. 18, 209 
1777 Henderson, Thomas. Freehold [New Jersey]. To Brig. 
OCT. 5 Gen. David Forman [Cross Roads] Pennsylvania. 
British reenforcement at New York; sailing of a 
fleet to the Southward ; losses in skirmishes with 
enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Forman to 
Washington, 1777, Sep. 7. 18, 212 



430 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] Mfitchell]. Cross Roads [Pennsylvania] 

OCT. 5 To [George] Washington [Pennybacker s Mills]. 

March to join him; strength of detachment. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Tilghman: "Ansd. 
6th. ordered to march to Hilltown Township and 
send Notice of his Arrival there." 18, 216 

1777 [Washington, George.] "Pawlin s Mill." To [John] Gill 

OCT. 6 [Buck s County]. Instructions for employing the 

militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 333 

Pennybacker s Mills were formerly Pauling s. 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Pennybacker s Mils.] To [Col. 

OCT. 6 Henry Hollingsworth, Elk]. Inquiry of strength 

of British at Wilmington; removal of grain from 

Elk. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 331 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Pennybackers Mills.] To Sir 

OCT. 6 William Howe [Philadelphia]. Surprise at re 

monstrance against dismantling of mills ; gratifi 
cation at his sensibility to suffering of inhabit 
ants. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 6, 96. E. 105 

1777 Washington, George. [Pennybacker s Mils.] To [Sir Wil- 

OCT. 6 Ham] Howe [Philadelphia]. Return of Howe s 

dog. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. In Ford, 6, 98, note. E. 107 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Ashland [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

OCT. 6 Washington, Pennybacker s Mills. Hessian ex 

pedition toward Chester; British losses [at Ger- 
mantown]; number of wounded; spirits of the 
country. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 228 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Ashland, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

OCT. 6 Washington [Pennybacker s Mills]. British offi 

cers killed and wounded [at Germantown] ; losses 
of enemy; fortifying at Billingsport and Red 
Bank; the hard fighting [at Germantown]; in 
tercourse between the country and Philadelphia. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 230 

1777 Nicola, Lewis. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

OCT. 6 ington, Pennybacker s Mills]. Actions of Sergt- 

maj. Jonathan Guy on evacuation of Philadel 
phia; Col. [Richard] Somers request for arms and 
ammunition for militia; guard for vessel and 
cargo at Bordentown. A. L. S. 4 pp. 18, 221 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 431 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To [George 

OCT. 6 Washington, Pennybacker s Mills]. British gar 

rison at Billingsport ; effect of battle [of German- 
town] on spirits of the people ; importance of Red 
Bank. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 232 

1777 Sullivan, John. Perkiomen [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

OCT. 6 Washington [Pennybacker s Mills]. Resignation 

from the Army; party against him in Congress; 

reputation; measures determined on. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 18, 218 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Pennybacker s Mills.] Instruc- 

OCT. 7 tions to [Col. Christopher Greene, Camp]. Garri 

soning and defending Red Bank. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. With 
omission in Ford, 6, 104. B. IV, pt. 1, 343 

1777 Washington, George. "Pawlins Mill" To Commodore 

OCT. 7 [John] Hazelwood [In the Delaware]. Occupa 

tion and importance of Red Bank. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 351 

1777 [Washington, George.] Skippack. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

OCT. 7 Putnam, Peekskill]. Lt. Col. [Lewis] de la 

Radiere ordered to Fort Montgomery; force suf 
ficient to defend the Highlands; advance of 
British up the river. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 335 

1777 Washington, George. "Pawlin s Mill." To [Lt. Col. 

OCT. 7 Samuel Smith, Fort Mifflin]. Result of the 

battle of Germantown; reenforcements etc. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. Extract in Ford, 6, 103, note. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 347 

1777 [Washington, George.] "Pawlin s Mill." To [Brig. Gen. 

O:T. 7 James Mitchell Varnum, Cory ell s Ferry]. Or 

dering detachment to Red Bank; route of march. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. IV, pt. 1, 339 
1777 Forman, David. Cross Roads, Mill s Tavern [Pennsyl- 
[Ocr. 7] vania]. To [George Washington, Pennybacker s 
SEP. 7 Mills]. British reenforcements at New York; 
Capt. Andrew Brown; loss of enemy [at German- 
town] and effect of battle on British spirits. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 213 



432 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 7 [George] Washington [Pennybacker s Mills]. Brit 

ish evacuation of Billingsport; naval engagement; 
British want of ammunition; health of [Fort 
Mifflin] garrison. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 235 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Pennybacker s Mills.] To [Ma}. 

OCT. 8 Gen. John Armstrong, near Pennypacker s Mills ?]. 

Ordering militia to cross the Schuylkill and annoy 
the enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Extract in Ford, 6, 107, 
note. B. IV, pt. 1, 359 

1777 [Washington, George.] "Pawlin s Mills." To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 8 William Heath, Boston]. Account of the battle 

of Germantown. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 357 

Noted, in error, as to Gov. Trumbull. 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Pennybacker s Mills.] To [Maj. 

OCT. 8 Gen. Israel Putnam, Peekskill]. Inefficiency in 

Commissary Department; British strength at 
New York; general account of the battle of Ger 
mantown; advance of British up North River and 
defense of Peekskill. Draft. 3 pp. In hand- 
Writing of John Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 1, 353 

1777 [Washington, George.] " Pawling s Mill." To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. [8] James Mitchell Varnum, near Pauling s]. De 

tachment for Red Bank; junction with main 
Army. Draft. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 340 

Washington, George. Skippack. To Lt. Col. [Lewis de la] 
Radiere [Camp]. Orders to repair to Fort Mont 
gomery. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 361 

1777 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

OCT. 8 [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne [Saratoga, New York]. 

Nothing between them but Gates; will not advise 
as to Burgoyne s letter of Sep. 28. Contem 
porary copy. Attested by George Clinton. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Clinton, George to Washington, 1777, 
Oct. 9. 18, 269 

1777 Duche, Jacob. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 8 , [Pennybacker s Mills]. Hopelessness of Colonies 

in the present contest ; rescinding the Declaration 

of Independence; Washington s influence for 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 433 

peace. A. L. S. 13 pp. Enclosed in Duche to 
Washington, 1777, Oct. 13. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 1, 448. C. C. 152, 5, 127 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 8 ington [Pennybacker s Mills]. Position of the en 

emy; probable intentions; Putnam s dispositions 
and the situation; defense of Fort [Montgomery] 
and its capture; artillery sent from Springfield. 
L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
1, 441. 18, 252 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

OCT. 8 ington, Pennybacker s Mills]. Advance and man- 

oeuvers of enemy; storm and capture of Fort 

Montgomery; retreat to Fishkill; the situation. 

L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, 5, 471. 18, 255 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge], Skippack. To Col. Christopher 

OCT. 9 Greene [Red Bank]. Intelligence from Jersey and 

return of part of troops designed for Red Bank. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghmnan. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 365 

1777 Washington, George. Frederick Wampole s [Towamencin, 

OCT. 9 Pennsylvania]. To [Brig. Gen. James Potter, 

[Springfield, Delaware ? County, Pennsylvania]. 
Suggesting attempt against Wttmington; object 
of his detachment etc. Auto, draft signed. 2 
pp. In Ford, 6, 107. B. IV, pt. 1, 363 

1777 Clinton, George. New Windsor [New York]. To [George 

CT - 9 Washington, Towamencin]. Indications of Brit 

ish move against the Highlands; difficulties in 
obtaining a reenforcement of militia; British 
maneuvering; storm and capture of Fort Mont 
gomery; account of the action, loss etc.; de 
struction of Continental frigates; bravery of the 
garrison; officers captured; Sir Henry Clinton s 
despatch in a silver bullet. L. S. 7 pp. An 
swered, Oct. 15. In Sparks, 5, 472. 18, 265 

[1777] Forman, David. [Princeton, New Jersey.] To [the colonels 

[ CT - 9 1 of militia, New Jersey]. Orders to class their regi 

ments and prepare four classes to march. Con 
temporary copy by Forman. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Forman to Washington, 1777, Oct. 11. 18, 261 

1777 Frazer, Persifor. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 
CT - 9 Towamencin]. Imprisonment of officers in the 
56214 vol 112 28 



434 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

State House; [Sir William] Howe s allegations of 
treatment of British officers and his suggestions 
as to an exchange of prisoners. Recent copy. 
2 pp. 18, 271 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 9 [Towamencin]. Troops marching to Washing 

ton s reenf orcement ; arrival of military supplies 
at Dartmouth; assembling of militia for the 
secret expedition [against St. Johns]; call from 
the Northern Department for ammunition sup 
plies; provision supplies for militia at Provi 
dence [Rhode Island]; arrival of prisoners from 
the Northward; expense of purchasing and for 
warding stores. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Oct. 22. 

18, 257 

1777 Lee, Henry [jr]. Lime-kiln Road [near To wamencin]. To 

OCT. 9 [George Washington, Towamencin]. Position 

and patrols of enemy; report of scarcity of Brit 
ish ammunition; fortifying; British loss at Ger- 
mantown and consternation produced; attack 
on Fort Mifflin and wreck of a British frigate; 
obtaining intelligence; apprehensions of fidelity 
of Capt. [Charles] Craig s dragoons. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 18, 259 and 307 

1777 Livingston, William. Princeton [New Jersey]. To Brig. 

OCT. 9 Gen. [David] Forman [Freehold, New Jersey]. 

Orders to detach 2000 militia and march them 
to Washington s aid. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Forman to Washington, 1777, Oct. 
11. 18, 262 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 9 [George] Washington [Towamencin]. Encourage 

ment in Washington s letter; erection of British 
batteries; state of garrison; strength of enemy; 
number of British wounded [at Germantown]. 
L. S. 2pp. AnsweredOct.il. Note by Tilgh- 
man: "Write to Newcombe to take Boats out of 
the Creeks Advise Col. Smith to build Cover for 
the men under the East Face of the Fort" 

18, 263 

1777 Stephen, Adam. Lower Sulford [Pennsylvania]. To 

OCT. 9 [George Washington, Towamencin]. Account of 

behavior of his troops [at Germantown]; begin- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 435 

ning of the retreat; actions of [Brig.] Gen. 
[Charles] Scott. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, 5, 
467, under date of Oct. 7. 18, 237 

1777 Wilkinson, James. Bemus Heights [New York]. To Gov. 

OCT. 9 [George] Clinton [New Windsor, New York]. 

Congratulations on brave defense [of Fort Mont 
gomery]; action with [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne 
on the 7th [battle of Stillwater] and British loss; 
wounding of [Maj.] Genls. [Benedict] Arnold and 
[Benjamin] Lincoln; retreat of Burgoyne; mili 
tia ordered to Clinton s assistance. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. 18, 270 
1777 Greene, C[hristopher]. Bristol [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
OCT. 10 Washington [Towamencin]. Obeying marching 
orders. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 275 
1777 H[amilton,] Alexander]. [Towamencin]. To [Brig. Gen. 
OCT. 10 Silas Newcomb, New Jersey ?] Requesting mili 
tia for Red Bank. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 367 

1777 Hazelwood, John. Fort Island [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 10 [George Washington, Towamencin]. Furnishing 

supplies and ammunition [to Col. Christopher 
Greene]; desertions from the fleet; British sum 
mons to surrender and his answer; blocking the 
river channel; position of British ships. Recent 
copy. 1 p. 18, 278 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 10 ington [Towamencin]. British in possession of 

Fort Constitution and Peekskill. L. S. 1 p. 

18, 276 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Skippack. To [Commodore John 

CT - n Hazelwood, In the Delaware] Cutting the banks 

of the Delaware and laying the country under 

water. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 

Kidder Meade. B. IV, pt. 1, 375 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Towamencin.] Instructions to 

CT - n Maj. [John] Jameson [Camp]. Collection of 

horses, blankets and other necessaries from the 

inhabitants. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1,373 

1777 Washington, George. Skippack. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

OCT - n Putnam [Peekskill]. Advance of British up 



436 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

North River; reenforcement of Jersey militia for 

the Highlands. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1,369 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Skippack. To Lt. Col. Samuel 

OCT. 11 Smith [Fort Mifflin]. Strengthening his position; 

suggestions etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Richard Kidder Meade. In Ford, 6, 109. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 371 

1777 Bradford, William and John Hazelwood. Fort Mifflin 

OCT. 11 [Delaware River]. To [George Washington, To- 

wamencin]. Attempt of enemy to erect a redoubt 
at Webb s Ferry; bombardment by galleys and 
surrender of a party of British; the prisoners; 
breaking of the chevaux de frise. L. S. 2 pp. 

18, 282 

1777 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 11 Washington [Towamencin]. Obtaining of order 

from the Assembly for 2000 militia; delay caused 

by classing the regiments ; requests particulars of 

action of the 4th [Germantown]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

18, 262 

1777 Stewart, Walter, Lewis Farmer, and John Murray. Towa- 

OCT. 11 mencin. To Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [To 

wamencin]. Conduct of Capt. Patrick Anderson 
and Lt. Jacob Metz. A. L. S. of Stewart, signed 
also by Farmer and Murray. 2 pp. Trans 
mitted to Washington. 18, 280 
1777 Borre, Preudhomme de. York [Pennsylvania]. To 
OCT. 12 [George] Washington [Towamencin]. Congress 
inquiry into his conduct; resignation; wounded 
feeh ngs, etc. A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 283 
1777 Court of Inquiry. Towamencin [Pennsylvania] On con- 
OCT. 12 duct of Maj. Gen. John Sullivan s expedition 
against Staten Island. D. S: Stirling, Henry 
Knox, Alex. McDougall, Oliver Spencer, T. 
Clark. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 5, 113 
1777 Hazelwood, John. [U. S. S.] Montgomery, Delaware River. 
OCT. 12 To George Washington [Towamencin]. Impos 
sibility of complying with orders owing to 
strength of enemy; desertions from the fleet; 
request for men. L. S. 1 p. 18, 288 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Towamencin.] To [Brig. Gen. 
OCT. 13 Edward Hand, Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. State 
of garrison at Fort Pitt; desertions in the 8th 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 437 

Pennsylvania regiment. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IV, pt. 1,377 

1777 Duche, Jacob. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

OCT. is [Towamencin]. Forwarding his thoughts [letter 

of Oct. 8] on present conditions. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 5, 123 
1777 Pickering, T[imothy,] jr. Towamencin. Return of cloth- 

OCT. 13 ing wanting in the several brigades. Tabular 

statement. A. D. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 5, 117 
1777 Nelson, William. [Towamencin] To [George Washing- 

OCT. 13 ton, Towamencin]. Declining command of the 

regiment and reasons inducing resignation. Re 
cent copy. 1 p. 18, 289 
1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [Towamencin.] To [Col. Chris- 
OCT. 14 topher Greene Red Bank]. Loan of men for the 
fleet in the Delaware; cooperation for defense. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 1, 379 
1777 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Towamencin. To Commodore 
OCT. 14 [John] Hazelwood [In the Delaware]. Men from 
Army to man the galleys; defense of the river; 
ammunition. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. IV, pt. 1, 387 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Towamencin.] To [Lt. Col. Sam- 

OCT. 14 uel Smith, Fort Mifflin]. Defense of Fort Mifflin; 

seamen for the galleys. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 381 

1777 Ellis, Joseph and Robert Harris. Gloucester [New Jersey]. 

OCT. 14 To Col. William Bradford, Fort Mifflin. Intelli 

gence of intended storming of Fort Mifflin. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Bradford to Washington, 
1777, Oct. 15. 18, 298 

1777 Greene, Cfhristopher]. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To 

CT - 14 [George] Washington [Towamencin]. Strength of 

garrison; size of the works; militia and their aid. 

L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 

2, 3. 18, 301 

1777 Potter, James. Springfield [Delaware? County, Penn- 

CT - 14 sylvania]. To [George Washington, Towamen 

cin]. Report of British movements; strength of 
Potter s detachment. Recent copy. 1 p. 18, 292 



438 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 14 [George] Washington [Towamencin]. Strength 

ening the fortifications; British preparations for 
the assault; need of reenforcements and ammu 
nition; nakedness of his men. L. S. 2 pp. 

18, 303 

1777 Tilghman, Tench. [Towamencin.] Orders to [Capt.] Ben- 

OCT. 14 jamin Ayres [Camp]. Removal of naval stores 

from Trenton, Bordentown etc. Draft signed. 
2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. IV, pt. 1, 383 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Towamencin.] To [Gov. George 

OCT. 15 Clinton, Kingston]. Loss of Forts Clinton and 

Montgomery and [Lt. Gen. John] Burgoyne s 
surrender; the situation in Pennsylvania; boat 
building on the Hudson; losses at Germantown. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man and Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 6, 
111. B. IV, pt. 1, 391 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Towamencin.] Instructions to 

OCT. 15 James Mease [Camp]. Impressment and seizure 

of wagons and horses. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Caleb Gibbs. B. IV, pt. 2, 3 

1777 Washington, George. [Towamencin.] To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 15 Silas Newcomb, New Jersey ?]. Orders to reen- 

force Red Bank and hold the place to the last 

extremity. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 393 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Towamencin.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 15 [Israel] Putnam [Peekskill]. Loss of Fort Mont 

gomery; boat building. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 1, 389 

1777 Bradford, William. [U. S. S.] Montgomery, before Fort 

OCT. 15 Mifflin [Delaware River]. To George Washing 

ton [Towamencin]. Erection of British batteries 
and opening of fire on Fort Mifflin. L. S. 1 p. 

18, 295 

1777 Clinton, George. Kingston [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 15 [Israel] Putnam [Fishkill, New York]. News of 

the surrender of [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to 
Washington, 1777, Oct. 16. 19, 6 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 439 

1777 [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin.] Journal of seige of 

OCT. 15-30 Fort Mifflin. Account of bombardment, etc. etc. 

Contemporary copy by John Laurens. 5 pp. 

18, 315 

1777 Forman, David. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 15 Washington [Towamencin]. Disappointment in 

obtaining militia and reasons thereof; hanging of 
a tory spy; reported defeat of [Lt.] Gen. [John] 
Burgoyne. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 309 

1777 H[amilton,] Alexander]. [Towamencin.] To Col. [Christo- 

OCT. 15 pher] Greene [Red Bank]. Expected British at 

tack on Fort Mifflin; reenforcements, general in 
structions etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. IV, pt. 2, 1 

1777 Hazelwood, John. Off Fort Island [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 15 George Washington [Towamencin]. Bombard 

ment from enemy s batteries; need of ammuni 
tion. L. S. 1 p. 18, 326 

1777 Hazelwood, John. Off Fort Island [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 15 Maj. Benjamin Eyres, Trenton. Need of bread 

and ammunition; spirits of the defenders. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 330 

1777 Lee, H[enry, jr.]. [On the Lines.] To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 15 ton [Towamencin]. Intelligence brought by a 

deserter; marching orders to British regiments; 

enemy s loss [at Germantown]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

18, 308 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Worcester.] To Col. [Israel] 

OCT. 16 Angell [Camp]. Ordering his regiment to Red 

Bank; general instructions for his guidance. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitz 
gerald. B. IV, pt. 2, 9 
1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Worcester, Pennsylvania.] To 
OCT. 16 [Brig.] Gen. [David] Forman [Princeton, New 
Jersey]. Raising of the New Jersey militia. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 
In part in Ford, 6, 120, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 6 
1777 Eyre, Benjamin. Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 
CT - 16 Washington [Towamencin]. Collection of boats 
in Bordentown Creek; forwarding duck; scarcity 
of men on the Continental frigates; forwarding 
ammunition to Commodore [John Hazelwood]. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 328 



440 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Greene, C[hristopher]. Fort on Red Bank [New Jersey]. 

OCT. 16 To [George] Washington [Towamencin]. News 

from the North[Burgoyne s surrender] and orders 

for salute from the forts; requests directions as 

to building barracks. L. S. 1 p. 19, 2 

1777 Potter, James. Near Gulph Mill [Pennsylvania]. To 

OCT. 16 [George] Washington [Towamencin]. British at 

Wilmington; hard duty of Potter s detachment; 

forwarding tory cattle and sheep to headquarters. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 18, 332 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 16 ington [Towamencin]. Capture of Fort Mont 

gomery; [Brig.] Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons 
possession of Peekskill and the Highland passes; 
British advance on the river beyond Poughkeep- 
sie; Burgoyne s defeat; Putnam s strength; 
British loss at Fort Montgomery; death of Mrs. 
Putnam. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 19. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 5. 19, 4 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

OCT. 16 [George] Washington [Towamencin]. Erection of 

British batteries; suggesting effort to raise the 

siege; want of ammunition. A. L. S. 1 p. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 7. 19, 7 

1777 Woodford, William. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania] To 

OCT. 16 [George Washington, Towamencin]. Employ 

ment of idle militia and forwarding ammunition 
from Allentown; forwarding arms and men; col 
lecting blankets; shoes and stockings; petition 
of a wounded Hessian. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 9 

[1777] [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River]. To 

[OCT. 17] [Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton, Towamencin]. 

Account of attack on Fort Mifflin; the works, 
enemy s strength, etc.; the bombardment, dam 
age, repairing the works. Copy of Fleury s jour 
nal from Oct. 15 to 19. Engineering work. 
Contemporary copy by John Laurens, noted as 
the " Substance" of Fleury s letter to Hamilton. 
5pp. 18,311 

1777 [Meade, Richard Kidder.] A general return of the 

OCT. 17 [Northern] Army commanded by Maj. Gen. [Ho 

ratio] Gates at the Convention of Saratoga. 
Tabular statement. A. D. 1 p. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 441 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Worcester.] To [Baron d Arendt, 

OCT. is Burlington, New Jersey]. General instructions 

for his guidance in defense of Fort Mifflin. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Kobert Hanson Harri 
son. In Ford, 6, 124. B. IV, pt. 2, 15 
1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Worcester.] To [Col. Christopher 
OCT. 18 Greene, Red Bank]. Col. [Baron] d Arendt and 
the command at Fort Mifflin; surrender of Bur- 
goyne; defense of Fort Mifflin. Draft. 2pp. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 13 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Worcester. Orders to Lt. Col. 

OCT. 18 [John] Green [Camp]. Troops to reenforce Red 

Bank. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. 2d copy. 1 p. 19, 20. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 17 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Worcester.] To [Col. Samuel 

OCT. 18 Smith, Fort Mifflin]. Reenforcements; Col. 

[Baron] d Arendt; surrender of Burgoyne; cut 
ting [the Delaware s] banks to flood the meadow. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton and Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt, 2, 19 

1777 lee, Henry [jr]. [On the Lines.] To [George] Washington 

OCT. 18 [Worcester]. Expectation of move of enemy; 

building of batteaux and apprehension of an 

American attack; warning against one Springier, 

a suspected spy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 251 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Worcester.] To Commodore 

OCT. 19 [John] Hazelwood [In the Delaware]. Precau 

tion against a surprise ; importance of Fort Mif 
flin. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Extract in Ford, 6, 131, note. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 25 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Worcester.] To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

OCT. 19 Putnam, Fishkill]. Defeat of Burgoyne; Sir 

Henry Clinton s expedition and loss of Forts 
Montgomery and Constitution; sympathy at 
death of Mrs. Putnam. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
6, 129. B. IV, pt. 2, 23 

1777 [Smith, Samuel.] Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

CT - 19 [George Washington, Worcester, Pennsylvania]. 



442 LJBRABY OF CONGRESS 

Unsuccessful attempt to capture a British bat 
tery; desertions from the fleet j scheme of laying 
the meadows under water. A. L. unsigned. 
1 p. 19, 17 

1777 Tilghman, T[ench]. [Worcester.] To [Thomas Butler, 

OCT. 19 Easton, Pennsylvania]. Repair of arms. Auto, 

draft signed. 1 p. B. IV, pt. 2, 27 

[1777] Washington, George. [Worcester.] To Baron d Arendt 

[OCT. 20?] [Burlington, New Jersey]. Orders to take com 

mand at Fort Mifflin; confidence in his ability; 
reenforcement and cooperation from Red Bank; 
ammunition and supply reports. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. 19, 19 

1777 Washington, George. [Worcester.] To [Baron d Arendt, 

CT - 20 Burlington, New Jersey]. Col. Christopher 

Greene to command at Red Bank and Lt. Col. 
John Green s detachment ordered to Fort Mif 
flin; d Arendt s commission. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 31 

1777 Washington, George. [Worcester.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

CT - 20 [James] Potter [Minor Meeting House, Pennsyl 

vania] Intercepting British foraging party. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 29 

1777 Arendt, Baron d Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

CT - 20 Washington [Worcester, Pennsylvania]. Lt. Col. 

[John] Green s orders; loss of d Arendt s com 
mission and request for a duplicate. L. S. 1 p. 

19,18 

1777 [Washington, George.] Near Whitemarsh [Whitpain, 

CT - 21 Pennsylvania]. To [Brig. Gen. David Forman, 

Princeton? New Jersey]. Raising of militia for 
defense of Red Bank. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 33 

Whitpain, or as some letters are dated, Skippack Road, was 15 miles 
from Philadelphia. The headquarters were at a Mr. James Morris 
between the Skippack and Morris roads. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitpain. To [Commodore John 

CT - 21 Hazelwood, In the Delaware] Col. [Baron d ] 

Arendt s command at Fort MifHin; friction [be 
tween Hazelwood and Lt. Col. Samuel Smith]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 443 

Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. Extract in Ford, 6, 131, note. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 39 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Brig. Gen. James 

OCT. 21 Potter, Minor Meeting House ? Pennsylvania]. 

Orders respecting interception of British foraging 

party. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 2, 35 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To [Lt. Col. Samuel 

OCT. 21 Smith, Fort Mifflin]. Want of harmony between 

him and Commodore [John] Hazelwood. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

In part in Ford, 6, 131, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 37 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To 

OCT. 21 [George] Washington [Whitpain]. Return of 

British Hudson River expedition to New York; 
the burning of Kingston; reenforcement sent to 
Staten Island and troops brought from Rhode 
Island; belief in a British push from South Am- 
boy to Red Bank. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered, 
Oct. 27. 19, 23 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

OCT. 22 liam Heath, Boston]. Supply of arms, clothing 

etc; surrender of Burgoyne and Sir Henry Clin 
ton s expedition up the North River; the situa 
tion at Philadelphia. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 41 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Whitpain.] To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 22 Silas Newcomb, New Jersey]. Operations against 

Fort Mifflin and Red Bank; reenforcements of 
militia; supplies etc. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison and Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. IV, pt. 2, 43 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitpain.] To [Lt. Col. Samuel 

OCT. 22 Smith, Fort Mifflin]. Application for recall from 

Fort Mifflin. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Fitzgerald. In part in Ford, 6, 125, note. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 125 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Whitemarsh. To [Maj. 

- 23 Gen. Philemon Dickinson, New Jersey]. British 

attempts on Mud Island [Fort Mifflin] and Red 
Bank; necessity of militia reenforcement; im- 



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portance of the posts etc. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 49 

1777 Armstrong, John. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [the 

OCT. 23 Colonels of militia, Pennsylvania]. Washing 

ton s need of troops; urging on their march to 
his assistance. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 52 

1777 Ballard, Robert. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Oct. 23 Washington [Whitpain]. Attack on Fort Mifflin; 

destruction of two British ships [Augusta and 
Merlin] ; need of ammunition ; damage to the block 
house. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 25 
1777 Blewer, Joseph. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To George 
OCT. 23 Washington [Whitpain]. Attack on Red Bank; 
destruction of two British ships [Augusta and 
Merlin]; spirits of garrison; need of ammunition. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 26 
1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Near White Marsh. To 
OCT. 23 Maj: John Clark, jr., [Goshen? New York]. 
Secret intelligence. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 51 

1777 Hazelwood, John. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To George 

OCT. 23 Washington [Whitpain]. Short account of the 

action; destruction of two of the enemy s ships 
[Augusta and Merlin]; work of galleys at Red 
Bank; need of ammunition. L. S. 1 p. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 12. 19, 32 
1777 Reed, Joseph. Minor Meeting House [Pennsylvania]. To 

OCT. 23 [George] Washington [Whitpain]. Retirement 

of British; rumors from Red Bank; ideas respect 
ing plan of operations; interruption of communi 
cation between Philadelphia and the fleet ; sending 
Capt. [Henry] Lee [jr.] to reconnoiter. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 19, 30 

1777 Ward, Samuel. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 23 Washington [Whitpain]. Repulse of British at 

Red Bank; losses; bravery of Chevalier Mauduit 
Du Plessis. Contemporary copy by Caleb Gibbs. 

2 pp. C. C. 152, 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Col. Christopher 

OCT. 24 Greene, Red Bank]. Repulse of British on the 

22d; disposal of prisoners and arms. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
Extract in Ford, 6, 138, note. B. IV, pt. 1, 59 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 445 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] Proclamation of 

OCT. 24 pardon to deserters. Draft. 1 p. In hand 

writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 
6, 139. B. IV, pt. 2, 63 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To Maj. Gen. [John] 

OCT. 24 Sullivan [On the Brandywine]. Opinion of his 

conduct at the battle of Chad s Ford. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Ford, 6, 134. B. IV, pt. 2, 53 

1777 Arendt, Baron d . [Fort Mifflm, Delaware River.] To 

OCT. 24 [George Washington, Whitpain]. The bombard 

ment; damage done, etc.; condition of the fort 
and ideas as to its defense; [Maj.] Fleury s work. 
Contemporary copy by John Laurens. 2 pp. 

18, 319 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 24 [George] Washington [Whitpain]. Detachment 

sent to New Windsor by order of Gov. [William] 

Livingston; maintenance of Dickinson s position. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 34 

1777 Nelson, Thomas, jr. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

CT - 24 Washington, Whitpain]. Aid of the Virginia mil 

itia; results of the plan permitting substitutes; 
comment on Germantown. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

19, 44 

1777 Reed, J[oseph]. Seven miles from Philadelphia on the 

OCT. 24 Chester Road. To [George] Washington [Whit 

pain]. Reconnoissance of enemy s works; report 
of British failures at Fort Mifflin and Red Bank. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 18, 300 

1777 Sullivan, John. [Whitpain]. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 24 [Whitpain]. Requesting a declaration in favor of 

his conduct; charges against him; his actions at 

Brandywine. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 36 

1777 Wilkinson, James. Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

OCT. 24 Washington [Whitpain]. Announcing the sur 

render of Burgoyne; arms, artillery and prison 
ers; British troops to be allowed to go to Great 
Britain on parole; burning of Judge [Robert R.] 
Livingston s and Mrs. [Richard] Montgomery s 
houses. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Tilgh- 
man: "No Answer required." In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 2, 13. 19, 40 



446 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Whitpain.] To Maj. [Robert] 

OCT. 25 Ballard [Red Bank]. Praise of garrison in recent 

attack. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rich 
ard Kidder Meade. B. IV, pt. 2, 77 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Brig. Gen. 
OCT. 25 George Clinton, Kingston]. Ravages of British; 
detention of Col. [William] Malcom s regiment; 
British repulse at Red Bank and Fort Mifflin. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IV, pt. 2, 69 
1777 [Washington, George.] Skippack Road [Whitpain]. To 
OCT. 25 [Brig. Gen. David Forman, Princeton ?]. Militia 
reenforcement for Red Bank. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 73 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To [Commodore John 

OCT. 25 Hazelwood, In the Delaware]. Praise for recent 

victory; ammunition and reenforcement; scut 
tling the Continental frigates. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 79 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Ben- 

OCT. 25 jamin] Lincoln [Albany]. Repulse of British at 

Fort Mifflin and Red Bank; exchange of prison 
ers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Sparks, 5, 115. B. IV, pt. 2, 67 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Comte Casimir 

OCT. 25 , Pulaski and Colonels of Horse]. Abuse of author 

ity to impress horses. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 6, 141 . 

B. IV, pt. 2, 75 

The Colonels of Horse were: Cols. Theoderick Bland, Elisha Sheldon, 
George Baylor and Stephen Moylan. 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitpain]. To Capt. [Isaiah] 

OCT. 25 Robinson, the Andrea Doria [Delaware River]. 

Need of harmony in the marine forces. Draft. 
1 p. In the handwriting of George Lewis. 

19, 60 

1777 Armstrong, John. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

OCT. 25 Washington [Whitpain]. Forwarding unequipped 

militia; need of arms; alteration in mode of call 
ing out militia; forwarding Continental troops. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 49 

1777 Comstock, Adam. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To [George] 

CT - 25 Washington [Whitpain]. Approach of British 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON .447 

under command of [Charles, Earl] Cornwallis; 
parole of prisoners from late action; reduced 
strength of garrison and need of cartridges ; loss 
of enemy; carrying off of the wounded; ability 
of the fort to hold out. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 57 
1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 25 [George] Washington [Whitpain]. Orders of the 

Governor and Council for maintaining post at 
Elizabeth; British on Staten Island; orders for 
militia to reenforce Red Bank; ordering out the 
militia; Burgoyne s surrender. A. L. S. 1 p. 

19, 63 

1777 Eyre, Benjamin. Bordentown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 25 Washington [Whitpain]. Forwarding powder; 

retirement of British; need of men for the Conti 
nental galleys; British loss at Red Bank; re 
moval of stores. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 46 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 25 [Whitpain]. Difficulties apprehended in housing 

and feeding Burgoyne s army; barracks, wood 
and provisions; requests directions. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Nov. 5. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 16. 19, 48 

1777 Lutterloh, H[enry] E[manuel] Remarks on method of 

OCT. 25 paying for damages done by the Army. A. D. S. 

1 p. 19, 56 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 25 ington [Whitpain]. Return of British fleet down 

the Hudson; reenforcements from [Maj.] Gen. 
[Horatio] Gates to Putnam; reenforcements 
from New York to [Sir William] Howe; collec 
tion and repair of boats. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Oct. 31. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
2, 15. 19, 59 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To Col. Christopher 

OCT. 26 Greene [Red Bank]. Pennsylvania militia reen 

forcements for Forts Mercer and Mifflin. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 83 

Fort Mercer was the name of the work at Red Bank. 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

OCT. 26 Putnam [Fishkill]. His advices of Burgoyne s 

surrender; future operations; account of repulse 



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of British at Red Bank. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In part in Ford, 6, 

142. B. IV, pt. 1, 65 
1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Whitpain.] To Lt. Col. Ralston 

OCT. 26 [Camp]. Ordering his detachment to Red Bank. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. IV, pt. 2, 85 

1777 Washington, George. [Pottsgrove.] To the General Offi- 

OCT. 26 cers of the Army. Queries as to attacking enemy, 

position of winter quarters and general Army 

policies. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In Ford, 6, 

143. F. I, 187 
1777 Arendt, Baron d . Fort Mifflin. To [Lt. Col. Alexander 

OCT. 26-27 Hamilton, Whitpain]. Arrival of ammunition; 

strengthening the works; danger of a night sur 
prise; weakness of garrison; need of cooperation 
of fleet; d Arendt s physical condition ; [Lt.] Col. 
[Samuel] Smith s ability; need of reenf orcement ; 
Commodore [John] Hazelwood s letter. Con 
temporary copy by John Laurens. 1 p. Com 
mencing on same page, Fleury to Hamilton, 
1777, Oct. 26. 18, 320 

1777 [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River.] To 

OCT. 26 [Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton, Whitpain]. The 

situation; expectation of an assault. Contem 
porary copy by John Laurens. 3 pp. 18, 320 

1777 Forman, David. Red Bank. To [George Washington, 

OCT. 26 Whitpain]. Reenforcement of Red Bank and at 

tempt to rouse the militia; movement of enemy 
in preparation for another attack; need of reen- 
f orcement for both forts; opinion of meaning of 
British movement. A. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 68 

1777 Hazel wood, John. On board Chatham galley [Delaware 

OCT. 26 River]. To George Washington [Whitpain]. 

Harmony between the fleet and Army; Capt. 
[Isaiah] Robinson and the council of war of Oct. 
19; account of action of Oct. 22 and 23; British 
crossing the river; need of reenf orcement for 
both forts and fleet. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 2, 18. 19, 76 

1777 Hazel wood, John. [Chatham galley, Delaware River.] 

OCT. 26 To Baron d Arendt [Fort Mifflin]. Inability to 

guard the island in rough weather owing to 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 449 

weakly manned vessels. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in d Arendt to Hamilton, 1777, Oct. 26-27. 

18, 322 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 26 [Whitpain]. Smith s presence at Fort Mifflin and 

question of command between himself and [Lt.] 
Col. [John] Greene ; need of reenf orcement ; criti 
cism of Commodore [John Hazelwood] ; prepara 
tions of enemy; need of blankets and clothing 
for garrison. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 70 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Brig. Gen. David 

OCT. 27 Forman, Red Bank]. Importance of Red Bank; 

reenforcement and position of his troops. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 87 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Commodore John 

OCT. 2: Hazelwood, In the Delaware]. British prepara 

tions to attack his fleet ; suggested destruction of 
the frigate Delaware. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 89 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Goshen [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

OCT. 27 Washington [Whitpain]. British loss at Fort 

Mifflin; collection of arms from disaffected; tory 
guards at roads leading into Philadelphia; efforts 
to obtain intelligence. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered same day. 19, 83 

177V Comstock, Adam. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 27 Washington [Whitpain]. Washington s thanks 

to the garrison; exchange of poor arms for those 
captured from Hessians and removal of wounded 
prisoners; British at Billingsport ; preparations 
to attack Fort Mifflin; need of reenforcement; 
arrival of cartridges. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 80 

1777 Greene, C[hristopher]. Red Bank [New Jersey]. Return 

OCT. 27 of garrison fit for duty at Red Bank. D. S. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. Enclosed in Com 
stock to Washington, 1777, Oct. 27. 19, 82 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 27 ington [Whitpain]. Destruction and evacuation 

of Forts Montgomery and Clinton, by the British; 

reenforcement for [Sir William] Howe; recovery 

of cannon sunk in creeks by British; rebuilding 

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450 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Fort Clinton; discharge of Connecticut militia; 
Poor s brigade and heavy cannon from North 
ward. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 4. 19, 85 
1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Whitpain.] To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 28 David Forman, Red Bank]. Reenforcing Fort 

Mifflin and Red Bank. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 101 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Lt. Col. John 

OCT. 28 Green, Fort Mifflin]. Question of command at 

Fort Mifflin. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. IV, pt. 2, 103 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitpain.] To Commodore 

OCT. 28 [John] Hazelwood [In the Delaware]. Reenforce- 

ment of sailors; ammunition; danger of surprize. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 109 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To Lt, Col. [Samuel] 

OCT. 28 Smith [Fort Mifflin]. Question of rank; reen- 

forcements; harmony with the naval force, etc. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. Extract in Ford, 6, 132. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 107 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To [Brig. Gen. James 

OCT. 28 Mitchell Varnum, Camp]. Ordering his brigade 

to Woodbury to assist Red Bank; general instruc 
tions. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IV, pt, 2, 97 
1777 [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River.] To 
OCT. 28 [Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton, Whitpain]. Want 
of men sufficient to protect the works; the situa 
tion and probable plans of the enemy; the attack 
of the 23d inst. Contemporary copy by John 
Laurens. 1 p. 18, 323 
1777 Arendt, Baron d Near Red Bank [New Jersey]. To 
OCT. 29 [Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton, Whitpain]. The 
probable method of British attempt on Fort 
Mifflin; need of the armed boats, galleys, etc.; 
further ideas of the British attack; suggested 
counter-moves. Contemporary copy by John 
Laurens. 3 pp. Commencing on verso of 
Fleury to Lafayette, 1778, Oct. 28. 18, 323 
1777 Council of War. Pennybacker s Mills. On position and 
OCT. 29 strength of enemy and strength of American 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 451 

forces; Fort Mifflin and Red Bank; answers to 
queries of Oct. 26. Members: The Commander 
in chief; Maj. Genls. Sullivan, Greene, Stephen, 
Lafayette, McDougall; Brig. Genls. Maxwell, 
Smallwood, Knox, Varnum, Wayne, Muhlen- 
berg, Weedon, Huntington, Conway and Pulaski. 
D. S. by all members except Washington, Max 
well and Pulaski. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. See: Ford, 6, 144, note. 

F. I, 191 

1777 Forman, David. Near Red Bank [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 29 [George] Washington [Whitpain]. Attempt to 

assemble militia; weather and [Brig.] Gen. [Silas] 
Newcomb s obstinacy; British work at Billings- 
port; damage by high water; movements of Brit 
ish; reenforcements for Fort Mifflin. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Oct. 31. 19, 89 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. Leave of absence to Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 29 [Ebenezer] Learned. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Learned to Washington, 1778, Feb. 

7. 21, 247 

1777 Peters, Richard. York [Pennsylvania]. To Col. Lewis 

OCT. 29 Nicola [Trenton, New Jersey]. Orders to march 

to Allentown and guard stores. Contemporary 

copy by Nicola. 1 p. Enclosed in Nicola to 

Washington, 1777, Nov. 7. 18, 227 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Reading, [Pennsyl- 

CT - 29 vania]. To [George] Washington [Whitpain]. 

Sick, wounded and convalescent at Reading; 

thoughts submitted for Washington s perusal. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 96 

[1777] [Stirling, William Alexander]. Thoughts on the military 

[OCT. 29] situation : General means for protecting Red 

Bank; suggested movement of American army 
in case the British mean to retire from Phila 
delphia. A. D. 2 pp. Enclosed in Stirling to 
Washington, 1777, Oct. 29. 20, 97 

[1777] Sullivan, John. [Penny backer s Mills.] Answers to 

[OCT. 29] queries of Oct. 26. A. D. S. 3 pp. F. I, 195 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitpain.] To Maj. Gen. [Phil- 

OCT. 30 emon] Dickinson [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey]. 

Jersey militia to reenforce Red Bank, Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 115 



452 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Washington, George. Near Whitemarsh. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 30 [Horatio] Gates [Albany ?]. Success in the North 

[surrender of Burgoyne] ; lack of authentic infor 
mation; [Lt.]Col. [Alexander] Hamilton s errand. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. In Ford, 6, 154. B. IV, pt, 2, 113 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain]. To Lt. Col. [Alex- 

OCT. 30 ander] Hamilton, [Headquarters]. Instructions 

for his journey to the Northern Army; obtaining 
of reenforcements, etc. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 6, 152. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 117 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

OCT. 30 Putnam, Fishkill]. Calling for reenforcements. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 111 

1777 Clinton, George. Fishkill [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 30 Horatio Gates, Albany]. Return of British to 

New York City; requests directions for troops 
ordered down from the North by Gates. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Gates to 
Washington, 1777, Nov. 2. 19, 116 

1777 Potter, James. Darby [Pennsylvania]. To [George Wash- 

OCT. 30 ington, Whitpain]. British at Carpenter s Island; 

destruction of their boat-bridge by flood; request 

for cannon and men; intention to cut through 

the [Delaware] river banks. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 92 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To Brig. Gen. [David] 

OCT. 31 Forman [Red Bank]. Conduct of Brig. Gen. 

[Silas] Newcomb; reenforcements for Red Bank; 
erection of a British battery and chance of sur 
prising it. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Laurens. B. IV, pt. 2, 125 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To [Brig. Gen. James 

OCT. 31 Potter, Darby, Pennsylvania]. Reenforcement 

to break up enemy s communication; removal of 
mill-stones and flooding the meadows. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Ex 
tract in Ford, 6, 168, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 127 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

OCT. 31 Putnam [Fishkill]. Retreat of British down the 

North River; rumor of evacuation of Long Is- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 453 

land; reinforcements from the Northem arm}-. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 121 

1777 Washington, George. [Whit pain.] Passport to Capt. 

OCT. 31 [George Preston ?] Valiancy to go into Phila 

delphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. E. 109 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitpain.] To [Brig.] Gen. [James 

OCT. 31 Mitchell] Varnum [Woodbury, New Jersey]. 

Loss of heavy cannon and need of collecting a 

store of same. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Laurens. B. IV, pt, 2, 123 

1777 Council of War, at Fishkill [New York]. On steps to be 

OCT. 31 taken to aid Washington, defending the High 

lands and assuming the offensive. Members: 
Gov. Geo. Clinton; Brigadiers James Clinton and 
William Winds; Cols. William Malcom, Samuel 
Wyllys, John Lamb, Lewis Duboys, Samuel B. 
Webb and Daniel Morgan. Contemporary cop}-. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1777, 
Oct. 31. 19, 106 

1777 Lee, Henry [jr]. [On the lines.] To [George] Washington 

OCT. 31 [Whitpain]. British line of supplies from the 

fleet to Philadelphia by way of Carpenter s 
Island; illicit trade with enemy at Grubb s Land 
ing. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 102 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [Xew York]. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 31 ington [Whit pain]. Destruction of Forts Clinton 

and Montgomery; troops and artillery coming 
from the North; council of war on disposal of 
troops at Fishkill. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 
4. 19, 104 

1777 Sullivan, John. [Whit pain, Pennsylvania]. Passport to 

OCT. 31 [Serg.-maj.] Jonathan Guy. A. D. S. 1 p. 

18, 223 

[1777] Council of General Officers. [Pennybacker s Mills.] Advice 

[OCT.] to the Commander in chief on the deferred ques 

tions as to sutlers liquors and an exchange; 
horses of Captains and subalterns. Members: 
Maj. Genls. Sullivan, Greene, Stephen, Lafayette, 
McDougall; Brig. Genls. Maxwell, Smallwood, 



454 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Knox, Muhlenberg, Weedon, Woodford, Scott, 
Huntington, Conway and Trvine. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. F. I, 199 

[1777J Edwards, Enoch. Abington [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

[ CT - ? J Washington. Movement of the British across 

the old York road; believes Capt. [Charles] Craig 

is captured. A. L. S. 1 p. 115, 16 

[1777] [Shippen, William, jr.] [Whitpain.] To [George Washing- 

[ CT - ? ] ton, Whitpain]. Plan for establishment of Hos 

pital Department. Contemporary copy by Tench 
Tilghman. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 5, 157 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [Whitpain.] To [Brig. Gen. Da- 

No^ - l vid Forman, Red Bank]. Need of clothing, 

shoes, etc. for reenforcements ordered to Red 
Bank. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 2, 135 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [Whitpain.] To Maj. Gen. [Is- 

Nov. * rael] Putnam [Fishkill]. Purchase of cattle in 

Connecticut. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 2, 131 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitpain.] To Lt. Col. [Samuel] 

Nov. l Smith [Fort MifBin]. Reenforcement and cloth 

ing for troops at Red Bank; flooding the island. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Fitzgerald. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 137 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitpain] To [Brig. Gen. James 

Nov. 1 Mitchell Varnum, Red Bank?]. Situation at 

Fort Mifflin; precautions against surprise; har 
mony between land and naval forces. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 6, 168. B. IV, pt. 2, 133 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. l [George] Washington [Whitpain]. Attitude of 

Eastern Jersey militia and inattention of Gov 
ernor and Council to Washington s request; sug 
gests order for simultaneous attack upon New 
York, Long and Staten Islands as means of raising 
troops; reenforcement from New York for [Sir 
William] Howe. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Nov. 4. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 
22. 19, 107 

1777 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Albany. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 1 [Whitpain]. Recommending [Capt. Buller] Clai- 

borne; Lincoln s health. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 109 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 455 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitpain. To Commodore [John] 

Nov. 2 Hazelwood, [In the Delaware]. General thoughts 

upon employment of the galleys in defense of 

Fort Mifflin. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

John Laurens. B. IV, pt. 2, 139 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander. Fishkill [New York] To [George 

Nov. 2 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Col. [Daniel] Mor 

gan s corps on the march to join Washington; 
disposition made by [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates 
of the troops in the Northern Army; Hamilton s 
orders for brigades and militia to join Washing 
ton; [Maj. Gen. Alexander] McDougalFs division 
ordered forward ; journey to Albany; opinion of 
situation. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Lodge, Works of 
Hamilton, 7, 521. Haml. 1, 20 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 2 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Watering 

of British fleet; troops on Staten Island; mer 
chants in New York removing goods; [Lt. Gen. 
John] Burgoyne s surrender; [Sir William] 
Howe s need of reenforcement and British de 
jection. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 4. 

19, 119 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 2 [Whitemarsh]. Gov. George Clinton s letter; 

march of Col. [Daniel] Morgan s corps; con 
fidence that Washington has received all the 
good news. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 114 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany*. To [Gov. George] Clinton 

Nov. 2 [Fishkill, New York]. Probable movements of 

Sir Henry Clinton should he attempt to reenforce 
[Sir William] Howe; forwarding Continental 
troops to Morristown; brass cannon; command 
of troops at Morristown; disapproves attempt 
on New York. Contemporary copy signed. 4 
pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1777, 
Nov. 2. 19, 117 

1777 Howe, Robert. Charleston, South Carolina. To [George 

Nov. 2 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Injuries received 

by promotion of juniors over his head; efforts to 

bring his situation before Congress; requests 

Washington s aid. L. S. 4 pp. W 

1777 [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River]. To 

Nov. 2-3 [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton [Whitemarsh]. 



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Erection of a British battery on the Augusta s 
hulk; Fleury s position at Fort Mifflin as engi 
neer. Contemporary copy by John Laurens. 
2 pp. 19, 111 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Whiteland [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 3 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Information ob 

tained by spy in Philadelphia; wagons and troops 
in the city; preparations to attack Fort Mifflin 
and Red Bank; dejection of British; ships at 
Chester; requests state of Army and Washing 
ton s intended movements for a spy; [Brig.] Gen. 
[James] Potter s danger. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Nov. 4. 19, 126 

1777 Howe, Robert. Charleston, South Carolina. To [George] 

Nov. 3 Washington [Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania]. Tem 

per of the Creeks; fear of British emissaries 
rousing them; their strength; weakness of South 
Carolina and Georgia battalions; refusal of North 
Carolina and Virginia to permit recruiting; begs 
Washington s influence. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1777 lee, Henry [jr.]. [On the lines.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 3 [Whitemarsh]. Capture of British foraging par 

ty; movement of transports to Chester; employ 
ment of the transport seamen; importance of 
Carpenter s Island; boats to Philadelphia in the 
night; measures to break up trade with enemy 
at New Castle; attempt on British small craft at 
Grubb s Landing. A. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 135 

1777 Potter, James. [Darby, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

Nov. 3 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Provisions brought 

by boats at night to Philadelphia; British float 
ing batteries; importance of Carpenter s Island 
and suggesting attack thereon; position and 
strength of Potter s guards. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

19, 124 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 3 ington [Whitemarsh]. Need of money; requests 

spy-glass; troops forwarded to Washington; Brig. 

Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons foray into West- 

chester. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 9. 

19, 131 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

Nov. 3 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Reenforce- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 457 

ment and clothes; floating battery [on the Au 
gusta]; suggested taking of Billingsport. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Nov. 4. 19, 134 

1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord], Heading [Pennsyl- 

Nov. 3 vania]. To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. 

Gratification at coincidence of Washington s 
opinion; communication and ferries over the 
Schuylkill; [Sir William] Howe s awkward situa 
tion; forwarding troops and officers to camp; 
need of clothing for wounded; removal of pris 
oners; Stirling s state of health; [Lt.] Col. 
[James] Wilkinson s disclosure to Maj. [William] 
MacWilliams of Conway s letter to Gates. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. and memo. slip. 19, 121 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 3 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. State of 

the river forts; want of confidence between Com 
modore [John] Hazelwood and [Lt.] Col. [Samuel] 
Smith; reenforcement sent Fort MifHin; absence 
of militia; discharge of Col. [John] Durkee s 
surgeon-mate. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 
4. 19, 129 

[1777] [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Miffiin, Delaware River.] 

Nov. 3-4 Journal. Communication between the fleet and 

Philadelphia; [British] battery being erected on 
theAugusta. Contemporary copy by John Lau- 
rens. 1 p. 19, 128 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitemarsh.] To [Maj. John 

Nov. 4 Clark, jr., Goshen, New York?]. Secret intel 

ligence; rumours to be circulated among the 
British. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. In part in Ford, 6, 176, note. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 153 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To Lt. Col. [Persifor] 

Nov. 4 Frazer [Philadelphia]. Exchange of prisoners. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. IV, pt. 2, 149 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Whitemarsh. To Col. Chris- 

Nov. 4 topher Greene, Red Bank. Construction of out 

works and bomb proofs at Fort Mercer; provi 
sion supplies. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 147 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To Commodore 

Nov. 4 [John] Hazelwood [In the Delaware]. Interrupt- 



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ing enemy s communications. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 157 

1777 [Washington, George .] Whitemarsh. To Sir William 

Nov. 4 Howe [Philadelphia]. Exchange propositions. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. In Ford, 6, 173. E. Ill 

A copy by John Laurens is among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitemarsh. To Maj. Gen. [Phil- 

Nov. 4 emon] Dickinson [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Difficulties with militia; feint against New York. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

In Ford, 6, 173, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 143 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitemarsh [Pennsylvania]. To 

Nov. 4 [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Fishkill]. Situation 

of the British forces; general plan of action; feint 

against New York; ^enforcements and beef for 

main Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. Extract in Ford, 6, 173, note. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 141 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Lt.] Col. [Sam- 

Nov. 4 uel] Smith [Fort Mifflin]. Reenforcements and 

clothing for Fort Mifflin; Maj. Fleury and de 
fences of Mud Island. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. In Ford, 6, 206, note. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 151 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To Brig. Gen. [James 

Nov. 4 Mitchell] Varnum, Woodbury [New Jersey]. 

Harmony at Red Bank; British at Billingsport. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. Extract in Ford, 6, 

132, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 145 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Goshen [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Obtaining intelli 

gence; news of the British fleet; affair with a 
British tender at Grubb s landing; Clark s health. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 5. 19/137 
1777 I[aurens,] J[ohn]. [Whitemarsh.] To Maj. [Marquis de] 

Nov. 4 Fleury [Fort Mifflin]. Command of engineering 

defenses at Fort Mifflin. Auto, draft signed. 

On same folio with Washington to Smith, 1777, Nov. 4. 

1777 Mease, James. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Forwarding trunk; 

clothing supply and demands of regiments pre 
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COERESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 459 

recruits and men from hospital; efforts to obtain 
a supply from Boston for Southern Department; 
shoes and blankets from the North; return of 
clothing issued; requests officer ordered to 
Peekskill to expedite clothing from the Eastward. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 12. 19, 140 
1777 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To [the 

Nov. 4 President of Congress, York, Pennsylvania]. 

Appreciation of [John Hancock s] letter of [Oct.] 
12, [1777]; number of British troops in Canada; 
apprehension at Ticonderoga; suggests a winter 
expedition into Canada by way of Lake Cham- 
plain; supplies needed; number of men; general 
plan. Auto, draft signed. 11 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1779, Jan. 25. 30, 166 

Force s transcript of Hancock s letter of Oct. 12 is in the Library of 
Congress. 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware Kiver]. To [George 

Nov. 4 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Mistake about Brit 

ish battery; arrival of Varnum s reenforcement; 
passage of British boats at night [up -to Phila 
delphia. L. S. 1 p. 19, 147 

1777 Washington, George.] [Wliitemarsh.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 5 [William] Heath [Boston]. Food supplies for the 

Convention prisoners ; invalids; Commissary de 
partment; the expedition against Rhode Island. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Extracts in Ford, 6, 175 and 177, notes. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 159 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 5 [James] Potter [Darby, Pennsylvania]. Disman 

tling of mills; cutting [Delaware] river banks; 
danger of surprise. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. B. IV, pt. 2, 161 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander. Albany. To [George Washington, 

Nov. [5] Whitemarsh]. [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates objec 

tions to sending proper reenforcements to Wash 
ington; his power for mischief ; Hamilton s fail 
ure to insist and reasons ; militia and troops from 
Peekskill ordered forward to Washington. 
A. L. S. 5 pp. In Lodge, Works of Hamilton, 
7, 523. Haml. 1, 29 

1777 [Hamilton, Alexander.] Albany. To [Maj. Gen. Horatio 

Nov - 5 Gates, Albany]. Weakness of the brigade select- 



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ed by Gates to reenforce Washington; requests 
substitution of a stronger one. Auto, draft 
signed. 2 pp. In Lodge, Works of Hamilton, 
7, 526. Haml. 1, 32 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To George Washing- 

Nov. 5 ton [Whitemarsh], Exchange of prisoners ; com 

plaints. Contemporary copy by Richard Kidder 
Meade. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 5, 209 

1777 Potter, James. [Darby, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Action of officer or 

dered to dismantle the Brandy wine mills; un 
easiness of Col. [William] Crawford s men. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered same day. 19, 150 

[1777] [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River.] To 

Nov. 5-8 [Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton, Whitemarsh]. 

Fleury s command at Fort Mifflin. (Extract of a 
letter.) Journal: Intercepting enemy s boats; 
suggesting enterprize against Province Island; 
erection of redoubts there; need of protection for 
palisades of Fort Mifflin. Contemporary copy by 
John Laurens. 2 pp. 19, 139 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To William Bu- 

Nov. 6 chanan [York, Pennsylvania]. Negligence in 

storing up salt-meat supplies. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 163 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 6 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Sailing of 

a British fleet from New York; militia ordered 

to Red Bank; oysters for Washington. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Nov. 8. 19, 165 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 6 ington [Whitemarsh]. Exchange of prisoners; 

requests returns of British and Hessian prison 
ers; inattention of [Elias] Boudinot to wants of 
American prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 
5, 518. 19, 163 

A copy by Richard Kidder Meade is among the Washington, Miscella 
neous. 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 6 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. British 

force at Billingsport; erection of battery and 

cannonade of the Someset and Roebuck; action 

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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 461 

a second battery; character [of Hazel wood] and 
aid to be expected from the [Pennsylvania] armed 
boats; the sick at Fort Mifflin; British fortifica 
tion at Province Island and its purpose; the 
militia; measures taken to obtain clothing for 
garrison of Fort Mifflin. A. L. S. 4 pp. 19, 161 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] Instructions to 

Nov. 7 Lt. Col. Peter Adams [Camp]. Obtaining cloth 

ing supplies from Maryland. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 167 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh] To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 7 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Woodbury, New Jer 

sey]. Expectation of an attack on Forts Mifflin 
and Mercer; general directions for receiving 
same. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 165 

1777 Forman, David. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George 

Nov. 7 Washington, Whitemarsh]. [Brig.] Gen. [Silas] 

Newcomb s conduct; interview with the Gover 
nor [William Livingston] and Assembly [of New 
Jersey]; election charges and action of the 
House; Forman s resignation; indolence of the 
State legislature; sailing of British fleet from 
New York. A. L. S. 4 pp. 19, 177 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington [White- 

Nov. 7 marsh]. The call for all Eastern troops; sta 

tions at Peekskill and in the Highlands; [Lt.] 
Col. [Alexander] Hamilton s demand; need of 
troops to defend Albany and objection to sending 
more than one brigade southward. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 19, 173 

1777 Nicola, Lewis. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

Nov. 7 ington, Whitemarsh]. Stores at Trenton, Allen 

and Bordenstown; Board of War s order to 
guard those at Allentown. Recent copy. 1 p. 

18, 221 

[1777] Paxton, I[saac?]. Trenton [New Jersey]. To Col. [Lewis] 

[Nov. 7] Nicola [Trenton]. Request for a guard for stores. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Nicola to Washington, 

1777, Nov. 7. 18, 225 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

Nov. 7 ington, Whitemarsh]. Provisions for Washing- 



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ton s troops; Col. [Setli] Warner s regiment; 
boom at Fort Constitution; cannon rendered 
useless by the British; [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] 
Hamilton s order to forward 1000 Continental 
troops; mutiny of Poor s brigade on account of 
pay; remedial efforts; the itch; distress for money; 
embarkation of reenforcement for [Sir William] 
Howe and Putnam s intended demonstration at 
White Plains in effort to prevent its sailing. 
L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
2, 30. 19, 168 

1777 Sullivan, Samuel H. Trenton [New Jersey]. To Col. 

Nov. 7 [Lewis] Nicola [Trenton]. Request for guard for 

forage and stores. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Nicola to Washington, 1777, Nov. 7. 18, 226 
[1777] Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitemarsh.] To Col. [Theo- 

[Nov. 8] dorick] Bland [Camp]. His request to resign. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Fitz 
gerald. In Ford, 6, 179. B. IV, pt. 2, 173 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 8 [Philemon] Dickinson [Whitemarsh]. Import 

ance of Red Bank and need of reenforcing same; 
thanks for salt-water delicacies [oysters]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 169 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] Instructions to Lt. 

Nov. 8 Col. [Charles] Pope [Camp]. Obtaining clothing 

supplies from Delaware. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 177 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 8 Thomas Nelson [jr., Williamsburg,] Virginia. 

State of Army; need of militia and expense of 
same; fitting out of regular troops; actions at 
Germantown, Red Bank and Fort Mifflin. Tran 
script. In Ford, 6, 177. P. I, 44 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitemarsh. To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 8 James Mitchell Varnum, Woodbury, N. J.]. 

The Delaware River forts; intended British at 
tack; reenforcements, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Extract in 
Ford, 6, 177, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 171 



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Bland, Theodorick. [Camp?] To [George Washington, 
Whitemarsh]. Services since commencement of 
war; desire to resign. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 184 

Clark, John, jr. [Darby, Pennsylvania]. To [George 
Washington, Whitemarsh]. Intelligence; pro 
visions supplied enemy by inhabitants; amoun-t 
of provisions in Philadelphia; destruction of a 
Hessian boat. Recent copy. 1 p. 19, 186 

Council of War. [Whitemarsh.] On attacking British 
lines while enemy were engaged against Fort 
Mifflin. Members: The Commander in chief, 
Maj. Genls. Sullivan, Greene, Lafayette, Mc- 
Dougall; Brig. Genls. Maxwell, Knox, Wayne, 
Weedon, Woodford, Scott, Conway, Hunting- 
ton and Irvine. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. F. I, 201 

Craig, C[harles]. Frankford [Pennsylvania]. To [George 
Washington, Whitemarsh]. Intended British 
attack on Fort Mifflin. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Nov. 8. 19, 182 

Dickinson, Philemon. Whitemarsh. To [George] Wash 
ington [Whitemarsh]. Sailing of British fleet 
from New York; militia. Contemporary copy 
by Richard Kidder Meade. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 5, 185 

Lee, Henry [jr], [On the lines.] To [George] Washington 
[Whitemarsh]. Capture of two British sea cap 
tains; provisioning the transports; report of 
channel around the chevaux de frise; British 
method of transporting provisions to Philadel 
phia; inhabitants of lower counties [of Delaware] 
supplying enemy with provisions; desires instruc 
tions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 180 

Potter, James. [Darby, Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
Washington [Whitemarsh]. His troops ; removal 
of baggage and stores from Brandy wine mills; 
positions of Potter s pickets; expiration of service 
time of militia; British method of getting provi 
sions into Philadelphia; sinking of a boat-load 
of Hessians. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 188 

Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Woodberry [New Jersey]. 
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of British at Billingsport ; preparations to attack 
Fort Mifflin and Red Bank; defense measures. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 178 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov - 9 Thomas Conway, Camp]. Quoting a sentence of 

his letter to [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates. Auto, 
draft. Ip. In Ford, 6, 180. B. IV, pt. 2, 183 
1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Whitemarsh. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov - 9 [Israel] Putnam [Fishkill]. Lack of money; ex 

piration of terms of service of certain regiments; 
forwarding of reenforcements and need of troops. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kid- 
der Meade. B. IV, pt. 2, 179 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitemarsh. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov - 9 [Seth] Warner [en route from Fishkill]. Ordering 

his brigade back to Fishkill. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt, 2, 185 

1777 Conway, T[homas]. [Whitemarsh.] To [George Washing- 

Nov - 9 ton, Whitemarsh]. Denial of paragraph in his 

letter to [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates; opinion of 
Washington; explanation of letter and its mean 
ing; Conway s enemies; intention to write a 
history of his campaign in America. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 19, 152 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander]. New Windsor [New York]. To 

Nov - 9 Maj. Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Fishkill, New York]. 

Frustration of Washington s views; importance 
of reenforcement ordered; explicit orders to for 
ward all Continental troops under Putnam s 
command; militia and object of troops [in Put 
nam s department]; the Massachusetts, Connec 
ticut and New Hampshire militia. Contempo 
rary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Putnam to Wash 
ington, 1777, Nov. 14. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 549. 19, 253 

1777 Hand, Edward. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov - 9 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Fulfilling Washing 

ton s orders to forward troops; deserters; at 
tempt of Sergt. Donald McDonald to join the 
enemy ; inability to collect sufficient men to pen 
etrate the Indian country. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

19, 192 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 465 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 9 ington [Whitemarsh]. Requesting passport for 

Lt. [George Preston] Vallance} 7 with despatches 
for Lt. Gen. [John] Burgoyne. L. S. 1 p. 

19, 198 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

Nov. 9 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Putting 

fort in posture of defense; strength of garrison; 

need of relief; force required to hold the post; 

need of rum. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 194 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

Nov. 9 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Maj.Fleury; 

erection of works by the enemy; honor conferred 

by Congress. L. S. 1 p. 19, 196 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell], Woodbury [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 9 [George] Washington, Whitemarsh. Reenforce- 

ment for Fort Mifflin; preparations of British; 
route of supplies sent into Philadelphia ; fascines, 
palisades, etc. ; [Brig.] Gen. [Silas] Newcomb and 
the Jersey militia; need of light-horse; need of 
supplies; Baron d Arendt s condition; informa 
tion from a prisoner as to intended attack on 
Fort Mifflin. A. L. S. 4 pp. 19, 190 

[1777] [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River.] 

Nov. 9-11 Journal: Strengthening the works; damage done 

by fire of the enemy; need of the chain in pos 
session of Commodore [Hazel wood]; effect of 
enemy s fire; need of fascines and palisades; 
fatigued state of garrison. Contemporary copy 
by John Laurens. 2 pp. 19, 199 

1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 10 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Woodbury, New Jer 

sey.] Condition of Forts Mifflin and Mercer. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. IV, pt. 2, 191 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander]. New Windsor [New York]. To 

Nov. 10 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Remon 

strance with [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates and 
troops ordered sent; difficulty of obtaining boats 
at Albany; [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam s de 
rangement of affairs; delay in march of troops; 
money borrowed by Gov. [George] Clinton to 

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forward the troops; emphatic orders sent to 
Putnam; suicidal idea of attacking New York; 
Putnam s blundering and Gov. [George] Clinton s 
energy; obstacles encountered. A. L. S. 5 pp. 
In Lodge, Works of Hamilton, 7, 527. 

Haml. 1, 22 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To 

Nov. 10 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Damage 

caused by bombardment; fatigue of men ; repair 

of the Fort; probable necessity of evacuation; 

co-operation of British fleet. L. S. 2 pp. 

19, 203 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. [Woodberry.] To [George] 

Nov. 10 Washington [Whitemarsh]. British bombard 

ment; advantage of attacking Province Island; 
need of ammunition for the militia, cartridges for 
cannon and supplies. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 201 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Col.] Ephraim 

Nov. 11 Blaine [Camp]. Wine and spirits for Army. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt, 2, 201 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 11 [Israel] Putnam [Fishkill]. Detention of Massa 

chusetts militia; call for reenforcements ; pay of 
[Brig.] Gen. [Enoch] Poor s brigade. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 193 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitemarsh. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 11 Israel Putnam, Fishkill]. Stoppage of clothing 

intended for the main Army. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman and Washington. 

Extract in Ford, 6, 185, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 195 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 11 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Woodbury, New Jer 

sey.] Hopes of success in holding the forts 
[Mifflin and Mercer]; ammunition supply; 
demonstration etc. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 2, 197 

1777 Evans, George. Wilmington [Delaware]. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 11 [James] Potter [Darby, Pennsylvania]. British 

ships at Reedy Island. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 467 

1777 Potter, James. [Darby, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

Nov. n Washington [Whitemarsh]. Approach of ene 

my s fleet; bombardment of Fort Mifflin. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 207 

1777 [Potter, James.] [Darby, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

Nov. 11 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Bombardment of 

Red Bank. A. L. 1 p. 19, 209 

1777 Rumford, Jonathan. Wilmington [Delaware]. To [Brig.] 

Nov. 11 Gen. [James] Potter [Darby, Pennsylvania]. De 

struction of a British 64-gim ship. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Potter to Washington, 1777, Nov. 
11. 19,211 

1777 Rumford, Jonathan. Wilmington [Delaware]. To [Brig.] 

Nov. ll Gen. [James] Potter [Darby, Pennsylvania]. 

Passing of a fleet with British reenforcements. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Potter to Washington, 

1777, Nov. 11. 19, 213 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To Brig. 

Nov. 11 Gen. [James Mitchell] Varnum, Red Bank. Dem 

olition of the fort [Mifflin] ; advises withdrawal of 
the garrison; need of cannon cartridges; suggests 
removal of cannon and men. Recent copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Varnum to Washington, 1777, Nov. 
11. 19, 219 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Woodbury [New Jersey] To 

Nov. 11 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Necessity 

of evacuating Fort Mifl3m. A. I.. S. 1 p. 19, 215 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell] Woodbury [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 11 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Destruc 

tion of Fort Mifflin; necessity of evacuating. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 217 

[1777] [Fleury, Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River.] 

Nov. 11-13 Journal: Destruction of palisades, block-houses 

and guns by fire of enemy; passage of British 
ships unmolested by the [American] galleys; 
wounding of [Lt.] Col. [Samuel] Smith, Capt 
[-It. John] George and Fleury and retirement of 
first two to Red Bank; fatigued state of garrison. 
Contemporary copy by John Laurens. 1 p. 

19, 214 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitemarsh. To James Mease 

Nov. 12 [York, Pennsylvania]. Prospect of clothing and 



468 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

shoes; [Brig.] Gen. [William] Woodford s re 
quest; seizure of clothing supplies; hides and 
shoes; urgent need of clotliing. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Extract in 
Ford, 6, 132, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 203 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To Lt. Col. [Sam- 

No v. 12 ue l] Smith, Fort Mifflin. Necessity of holding the 

fort as long as possible; militia and other aid. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. In Ford, 6, 188, note. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 211 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitemarsh. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 12 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Woodford, New Jer 

sey]. Necessity of evacuating Fort Mifflin; aid 
of militia in repairing defenses; urges holding 
the fort. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. With minor omission in Ford, 
6, 187, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 207 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 12 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Woodford, New Jer 

sey]. General directions for evacuating Fort 
Mifflin. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 209 

1777 Buchanan, William. York [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

Nov. 12 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Ground for [Maj.] 

Gen. [William] Heath s remonstrance; appoint 
ment of assistant commissaries; instructions to 
[Peter] Colt, A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 240 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Delaware]. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 12 [Whitemarsh]. British fleet with reenforcements 

at Chester; capture of shallops, laden with pro 
visions for enemy, by the Delaware militia. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 13. 19, 225 

1777 Fleury, [Marquis de.] [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River.] To 

Nov. 12 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. The situa 

tion at the fort; condition of works and state of 
garrison. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 226 

1777 Fleury, [Marquis de]. [Fort Mifflin, Delaware River]. To 

Nov. 12 [Brig.] Gen. [James Mitchell] Varnum [Wood- 

bury, New Jersey]. Battered condition of the 
fort; low spirits of garrison. Recent copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Varnum to Washington, 1777, Nov. 
12. 19, 230 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 469 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander. New Windsor [New York]. To 

Nov. 12 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Detention 

at New Windsor by rheumatism; Gov. [George] 
Clinton s aid; march of [Brig.] Gen. [Enoch] 
Poor s brigade; delay caused by [Maj.] Gen. 
[Israel] Putnam; troops moving forward; their 
unwillingness from lack of pay; fright in New 
York; [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gate s conduct in 
retaining troops; inadvisability of Hamilton 
giving him a positive order. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
In Lodge, Works of Hamilton, 7, 530. 

Haml. 1, 27 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander. Fishkill [New York]. To [Maj. 

Nov. 12 Gen. Horatio Gates, Albany]. Conditions at 

New York; reenforcements sent to [Sir Wil 
liam] Howe; Washington s weakness; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Israel] Putnam s detention of militia; aid from 
Gates; leaves with him question of sending 
Washington further assistance. Auto, draft 
signed. 2 pp. In Hamilton, Works of Hamil 
ton, 1, 49. Haml. 1, 26 

1777 Penet, P[ierre]. Nantes [France]. To [George] Washing- 

No v. 12 ton [Whitemarsh]. Congratulations on Wash 

ington s success; sends shoulder and sword knots 
and a fan and gloves for Mrs. [Martha] Washing 
ton. L. S. 1 p. 19, 231 

1777 Potter, James. [Darby, Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 12 Washington [Wl;itemarsh]. British ships; mili 

tia; strengthening of Province Island; interrupt 
ing enemy s bridge building; communication 
with Red Bank. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 205 

1777 Potter, James. [Darby, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

Nov. 12 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Passage of British 

ships beyond Fort Mifflin; bombardment; de 
struction of shallops, loaded with provisions for 
the enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 223 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 12 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Smith s wound; 

state of fort [Mifflin] and garrison; inability to 
repulse a storm; advises withdrawal of garrison. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 13 in a letter to 
Varnum. 19, 239 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] Mfitchell]. Woodbury [New Jersey]. 

Nov - 12 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Fatigue 



470 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of garrison at Fort Miffliii; relief intended; Col. 
[William] Russell to command; Maj. Fleury s 
opinion; arrival of British ships with reenforce- 
ments. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 13. 

19, 228 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [Whitemarsh] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 13 [William] Heath [Boston]. Embarkation of the 

Convention troops; policy, etc. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 

Ford, 6, 189. B. IV, pt. 2, 215 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 13 James Mitchell Varnum, Woodbury, N. J.]. 

Evacuation of Fort Mifflin and necessity of 
holding the work as long as possible; suggestion 
of counter-enterprise. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. B. IV, pt. 2, 219 

[1777] [Fleury, Marquis de.] Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. 

Nov. 13-14 Journal: Attempts to repair damages; complaint 

of supplies not being furnished; floating battery 
of enemy; fort cannot be taken except by storm; 
complaint of commanding officer [Lt. Col. Sam 
uel Smith] not being on the ground; bombard 
ment; silencing enemy s floating battery; con 
dition of his batteries; need of reenforcements. 
Contemporary copy by John Laurens. 4 pp. 

19, 241 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [Robert] Erskine 

Nov. 14 [Ringwood, New Jersey]. Portable ovens; the 

Surveyor-generalship. Dra ft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt, 2, 225 

[1777] Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitemarsh.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

[Nov. 14] [Horatio] Gates [Albany]. Probable attempt of 

British to obtain change of embarking place of 
Convention troops; refusal of such request. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IV, pt. 2, 221 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To Sir William 

Nov. 14 Howe [Philadelphia]. Exchange measures; 

Howe s charges of treatment of British officers; 
cruelty accorded American prisoners in Philadel 
phia; remonstrances; [William] Cunningham s 
inhumanity; affidavits. Draft. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 6, 
193. E. 113 

A copy by John Laurens is among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



471 



1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Whitemarsh. To Col. David 

Nov. 14 Mason [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Pardon of John 

More. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. B. IV, pt. 2, 223 

[1777] [Arendt, Baron d .] [Woodbury, New Jersey.] To [George 

[Nov. 14?] Washington, Whitemarsh]. " Substance" of let 

ter: [Lt.] Col. [Samuel] Smith s belief in impos 
sibility of Fort [Mifflin] holding out; removal of 
ammunition, stores and cannon; d Arendt s 
attempt to go to the fort. Contemporary memo 
randum by John Laurens. 1 p. 20, 103 

1777 Council of War, On board Chatham galley [Delaware 

Nov. 14 River]. On Gen. Washington s letter of Nov. 13. 

Opinion on safety of fleet in case of evacuation 
of Fort Mifflin. Members: John Hazelwood, 
John Rice, Richard Eyres, Thomas Moore, Na 
than Boyce, Hugh Montgomery, Thomas Hous 
ton, William Brown, Jeremiah Simmons, George 
Garland, Isaac Roach, John Mitchell, Edward 
York, John Harrison, Robert Hardie, William 
Watkin, Isaiah Robertson, [Elisha] Warner, Ben- 
j amin Dunn, James Josiah, Peter Brewster. Con 
temporary copy by Hazelwood. 2 pp. En 
closed in Hazelwood to Washington, 1777, Nov. 
15. 19, 244 

1777 Greene, Nath[anael]. [Near Darby, Pennsylvania]. To 

Nov. 14 [George Washington, Whitemarsh]. Reconnois- 

sance and position of Darby; conditions at Fort 
Mifflin; efforts of British to get a large ship up 
the river; British redoubts; bridge over Schuyl- 
kill; discouragement of enemy; forage supply; 
British troops on ships in river. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

19, 255 

1777 lee, Henry [jr]. [On the lines.] To [George Washington, 

Nov - 14 Whitemarsh]. Intercourse with inhabitants of 

lower Delaware counties broken up by [Sir Wil 
liam] Howe; arrival of British transports from 
New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 256 

1777 Lutterloh, H[emy] Efmanuel]. Whitemarsh. To [George 

Nov - 14 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Plan of Capt. Bar 

tholomew von Heer to establish a marechaussee 
corps. A. D. S. 2 pp. 19, 283 

1777 Putnam, Israel. North Street [6 miles below White Plains, 

Nov - 14 New York]. To [George Washington, White- 



472 LJBKARY OF CONGRESS 

marsh]. March of New York regiments; need of 
shoes and stockings for Wyllys and Meigs regi 
ments; march of Col. Charles Webb s regiment; 
ungenerous reflections in [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] 
Hamilton s letter; Putnam s discontinuance at 
post if all Continental troops are sent away; 
British force in New York; call for Connecticut 
militia; troops in Rhode Island; [Peter] Colt s 
acceptance of appointment of Deputy Commis 
sary General of Purchases. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Nov. 19. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 38. 19, 251 
1777 Thayer, Simeon. Fort Mifflin [Delaware River]. To [Brig. 
Nov. 14 Gen. James Mitchell Varnum, Red Bank]. De 
termination to hold the fort; requests a reen- 
forcement. Recent copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Varnum to Washington, 1777, Nov. 15. 19, 261 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 14 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Conditions 

at Fort [Mifflin]; reenforcements. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered Nov. 15. 19, 247 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 14 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Troops at 

Fort Mifflin; the general situation. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Nov. 15. 19, 249 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh. ] To [Lt. Col. Alexan- 

Nov. 15 der Hamilton, Peekskill, New York], Approves 

his course; arrival of British in the Delaware; 
damage done Fort Mifflin. L. S. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 6, 198. 

Haml. 4, 1 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 15 James Mitchell Varnum, Woodbury]. Defense of 

Fort Mifflin; repair of the works; ammunition, 

artillery and general suggestions for the defense. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 227 

[1777] Arendt, Baron d . [Woodbury, New Jersey.] Thoughts on 

[Nov. 15] Fort Mifflin; plan of defense, etc. Contemporary 

copy by John Laurens. 3 pp. 19, 267 

1777 Cloyd, John and William Dewees, jr. Philadelphia Coun- 

Nov. 15 ty. Depositions of their treatment while prison 

ers. Contemporary copy. 2pp. C. C. 152,5,217 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 473 

1777 Craig, C[harles]. Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 15 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Attack on Fort Mif- 

flin. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 257 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 15 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Alarm at 

New York by [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam s ad 
vance; sailing of a British fleet; militia on march 
to Red Bank; Cols. [William R.] Lee s and 
[Henry] Jackson s regiments. A. L. S. 1 p. 

19, 269 

1777 Greene, Christopher. Red Bank [New Jersey]. To Brig. 

Nov. 15 Gen. [James] Potter [Darby, Pennsylvania]. Se 

vere bombardment of Fort Mifflin; boats to re 
move the garrison. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Potter to Washington, 1777, Nov. 18. 19, 272 

1777 Hamilton, Alexander]. Peekskill [New York]. To 

Nov. 15 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Troops 

moving toward him; [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Put 
nam s claim of lack of shoes, etc. for troops or 
dered forward to Washington. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
In Lodge, Works of Hamilton, 7, 533. 

Haml. 1, 34 

1777 Hazelwood, John. Red Bank. To George Washington 

Nov. 15 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion of council of war; ad 

vance of British fleet; necessary evacuation of 
Fort Mifflin by Maj. [Simeon] Thayer; damage 
to the [Pennsylvania] fleet. A. L. S. 1 p. 

19, 245 

1777 Randolph, Benjamin. Burlington [New Jersey]. To 

Nov - 15 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Report of 

attempt to reach [Sir William] Howe with a flag; 
supplies in Philadelphia; apparent British con 
cern over Washington s reenforcements from the 
North. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 259 

[1777] Shippen, William, jr. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania] To 

[Nov. 15] [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Need of 

blankets for sick. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 

15. 19, 264 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To [George 

Nov - 15 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Condition of Fort 

Mifflin; defense in case of storm; need of 600 
men; Capt. [James] Lee in command of the artil 
lery. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 266 



474 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Woodbury [New Jersey] To 

Nov. 15 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Condition 

of Fort Mifflin; continuous bombardment by 
British; need of troops, a general officer and ar 
tillerymen; movement of British shipping. 
A. L.*S. 1 p. 19,262 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Fort Mercer [New Jersey]. 

Nov. 15 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Heavy 

bombardment; necessity of evacuating; wound 
ed officers. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 260 
1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [Brig. Gen. Thom- 
Nov. 16 asConway, Camp]. His resignation. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 231 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 16 James Potter, Darby, Pennsylvania]. Making 

fascines. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 233 

1777 Bailey, John. Hardwick [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

Nov. 16 ington, Whitemarsh]. March with Learned s 

brigade to join Washington; strength of the 

force. Recent copy. 1 p. 19, 295 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Darby [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 16 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Fall of Fort Mifflin; 

beef prices in Philadelphia; movement among 

enemy s shipping. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 275 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 16 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Force of enemy on 

board ship at Chester; strength at Billingsport. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 299 

1777 Conway, Thomas. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 16 ton [Whitemarsh]. Requesting furlough to pre 

pare for return to France. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

19, 277 

1777 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [Whitemarsh]. To [Maj. 

Nov. 16 Gen. Thomas Conway, Camp]. Granting fur 

lough requested. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

19, 278 

1777 Hubley, Adam. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 16 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Collection of cloth 

ing; [James] Mease s refusal to pay for same; the 
difficulties; cloth for coats. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

19, 293 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 475 

1777 Reed, J[oseph]. Near Springfield [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 16 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Relief [of 

Fort Mifflin]; method of attacking enemy [at 

Province Island]; cannon for [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

Cadwalader. A. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 281 

1777 Smith, Samuel. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 16 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Evacuation of Fort 

Mifflin; desire of garrison to rejoin their regi 
ments; officers deserving of merit. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Nov. 19. 19, 291 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Woodbury [New Jersey] 

Nov. 16 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Evacua 

tion of Fort Mifflin; failure of galleys to destroy 
the Vigilant; cannonade upon British shipping; 
fatigue of the troops; need of holding the Jersey 
shore. A. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 279 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] Instructions to 

Nor. 17 Maj. Genls. [Arthur] St. Clair, Baron de Kalb 

and Brig. Gen. [Henry] Knox [Camp]. Practi 
cability of defense of Fort Mifflin and Red Bank; 
necessary measures etc. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. In Ford, 6, 199. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 235 

1777 Anonymous. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

^ T o v 17 Whitemarsh]. Encouragement to Tories in evac 

uation of Fort Mifflin; strength of British; ex 
pedition sent against Red Bank [New Jersey]; 
Hessians to be sent to New York; scarcity of 
provisions; suffering of [American] prisoners; 
city [Philadelphia] would fall if attacked. A. L. 
2 pp. W 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Darby [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

^~v. 1" Washington [Whitemarsh]. Intelligence from 

Philadelphia; position of British Army; attempt 
to raise two Loyalist battalions; distress in the 
city; prices; starvation of American prisoners; 
enemy s forage; inhabitants leaving town; troops 
on board transports; reconnoitre of shipping and 
miscellaneous items of news. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered same day. 19, 298 

[1777] Clark, John, jr. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

[Nov. 17J Washington [Whitemarsh]. British entry into 

Jersey. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 309 



476 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1777 Comegys, Cornelius. [Red Bank, New Jersey]. Return 

Nov. 17 of commissary stores at Fort Mercer. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1777, 
Nov. 17. 19, 304 

[1777] Duplessis, Mauduit. [New Jersey]. General ideas respect- 

Nov. 17 ing defense of fort at Red Bank. A. D. S. 1 p. 

29, 52 

1777 Greene, Christopher. Red Bank, [New Jersey] To 

Nov. 17 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Evacua 

tion of Fort Mifflin; situation at Fort Mercer; 
request for instructions. 2 pp. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 2, 43. 19, 301 

[1777] Greene, C[hristopher]. Red Bank [New Jersey.] Return 

[Nov. 17] of force at Red Bank. Tabular statement. 

D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

19, 303 

[1777] Heer, Bartholomew von. [Whitemarsh] To George 

[Nov. 17] Washington [Whitemarsh] On raising a mare- 

cJiaussee corps; von Heer s qualification for com 
mand; outline of duty of such a corps. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 19, 305 

1777 Sellers, Nicholas. [Near Darby ? Pennsylvania]. Deposi- 

Nov. 17 tion of provision allowance issued him while a 

prisoner of the British in Philadelphia. D. S. at 
tested by James Potter. 1 p. Enclosed in Potter 
to Washington, 1777, Nov. 17. 19, 310 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell] Fort Mercer [Red Bank, New 

Nov. 17 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. 

British at Billingsport ; importance of Red Bank 
and its present situation; Maj. [Simeon] Thayer s 
evacuation of Fort MifHin. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

19, 307 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 18 James Mitchell Varnum, Woodbury, New Jersey]. 

A British expedition from Philadelphia. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Sparks, 5, 156. B. IV, pt. 2, 239 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington [Whitemarsh]. British embarkation 

at Chester; strength and destination. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Nov. 19. 19, 311 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Newtown, Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Requesting a little 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 477 

hard money for a spy in-Philadelphia ; position of 
British ships; need of burning hay and removing 
cattle; inhabitants trade with British; price of 
meat; request for leave of absence to secure 
warmer clothing; need of ahorse; desires recom 
mendation to Congress. A. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 313 
1777 Clark, John, jr. Newtown [Pennsylvania], To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington [Whitemarsh]. March of enemy 

along the Chester road; their destination. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 315 

1777 Craig, Charles. Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Intended move of 

enemy; their inquiries respecting Washington s 
Army. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 319 

[1777] Craig, Cfliarles]. [Near Frankfort, Pennsylvania]. To 

[Nov. 18] [George Washington, Whitemarsh]. Cornwallis 

entry into Jersey with 4000 men. A. L. S. 1 p. 

19, 301 

[1777] Craig, C[harles]. Near Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To 

[Nov. 18] [George Washington, Whitemarsh]. March of 

Cornwallis to attack Red Bank; expectation of a 
feint toward Frankfort, A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 317 
1777 Davies, William. [Whitemarsh.] To Col. Timothy Picker- 

Nov. 18 ing [jr., Whitemarsh]. Condition of the 9th Vir 

ginia Regiment; advisability of furloughing the 
men; numbers taken into the wagon and com 
missary service. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 334 
1777 Heard, John. Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
^ ov - 18 Washington [Whitemarsh]. March of British 
from Philadelphia; weak state of force left. 
A. L. S. ! p. 19, 331 
1777 Paterson, John. [Lamberton, New Jersey.] To [George 
^ ov - is Washington, Whitemarsh]. March of troops to 
join Washington. Recent copy. 1 p. 19, 323 
[1777] Potter, James. [Darby, Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
[Nov. 18] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Evacuation of Fort 
Mifflin. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 271 
1777 Potter, James. [Near Darby ? Penns\ ani a]. To [George] 
Xov - 1S Washington [Whitemarsh]. Passage of enemy 
into Jersey. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 308 

1777 Putnam, Israel. North Street, 6 miles below White Plains 

Nov - 18 [New York]. To [George] Washington [White- 

marsh]. Stoppage of blankets; need of the 



478 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

troops; stores; reenforcements for Washington; 
[Lt.j Col. [Alexander] Hamilton s illness. L. S. 
2 pp. 19, 327 

1777 Reed, Joseph. Near Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Movement of British 

against Red Bank; [Brig.] Gen. [John] Cadwal- 

ader. A. L. S. 2 pp. 19, 324 

1777 Shepard, William. Suffern s [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Delays of march for 

want of wagons. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 330 

1777 Smith, Robert. [On the lines.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 18 [Whitemarsh]. March of British; furnishing 

money and supplies to prisoners. A. L. S. 1 p. 

19, 329 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To Col. [John] Bailey 

Nov. 19 [Hardwick, New Jersey]. Hastening his troops 

to the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt, 2, 251 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge], Whitemarsh. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 19 [John] Glover [Jersey]. Ordering his brigade to 

reenforce Red Bank. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 2, 243 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Commodore 

Nov. 19 John Hazel wood, In the Delaware]. Acknowl 

edges proceedings of the council of war of Nov. 
14; confidence in measures to defend [Fort Mer 
cer]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt, 2, 253 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

Nov. 19 Putnam [Fishkill]. Delay in forwarding reen 

forcements; orders to send on the troops. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 6, 211. B. IV, pt. 2, 241 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 19 James Mitchell Varnum, Woodbury, New Jersey], 

Movement of troops. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 247 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 19 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Woodbury, New Jer 

sey]. Importance of Red Bank and necessity of 
holding same; removal of stores; galleys etc. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 479 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. Extract in Ford, 6, 200, note. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 249 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To the Command- 

No v. 19 ing Officer of Poor s or Paterson s brigade [Jer 

sey]. Orders respecting his route. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 245 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Chester [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 19 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Expedition against 

Red Bank; feeling among the British soldiery; 
provision prices; ravages of troops. A. L. S. 
1 p. 19, 336 

1777 Craig, C[harles]. Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 19 Washington [Whitemarsh]. March of British 

against Red Bank. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 337 

[1777] Craig, Charles. [Frankfort, Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

[Nov. 19] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Report of High 

landers crossing into Jersey; weak state of Brit 
ish lines. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 340 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. 

Nov. 19 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. His 

change of position; manoeuvers of enemy; Var- 
num s intentions as to Red Bank; British force 
left in Philadelphia; Jersey militia. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 19, 346 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Two mile Stone [near Philadelphia]. 

Nov. 19 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Draw 

ing in of British pickets; situation on the lines. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 342 

1777 Webster, Pelatiah. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 19 ton [Whitemarsh]. Report on the condition of 

American prisoners; need of provisions, blankets 

and firewood. A. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 343 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To Brig. Gen. [John] 

Nov. 20 Paterson [Jersey]. Hastening his march. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 257 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whitemarsh. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 20 [Enoch] Poor [Jersey]. Hastening his march. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

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1777 Croxall, Charles, jr. Philadelphia. To any Continental 

Nov. 20 Officer. Request for any kind of provision by 

bearer. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 345 

1777 Gibbs, C[aleb]. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [Lt.] Col. 

Nov. 20 Robert H[anson] Harrison [Whitemarsh]. Re 

port of his efforts to forward troops from the 
North to Washington; shoes and the itch in 
[Brig. Gen. Ebenezer] Learned s brigade; meas 
ures taken; [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton s and 
his own illness; introducing Col. [William] Barton. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 19, 354 

1777 Hughes, Hugh. Three miles from Peekskill Landing [New 

Nov. 20 York]. To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. 

[Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton s illness. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 20, 12 

1777 McLane, Allen. [On the lines.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 20 [Whitemarsh]. Intelligence from Red Bank; 

British pickets; need of clothes for his men. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 2 

1777 Potter, James. [Darby? Pennsylvania]. To [George 1 

Nov. 20 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Report of capture 

of one of his pickets. A. L. S. 1 p. 19, 348 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. 

Nov. 20 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Ad 

vance of British against Red Bank; evacuation 
of the fort; the situation. A. L. S. 2 pp. 20, 4 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. Whitemarsh. Orders to Col. 

Nov. 21 Ephraim Blaine [Camp]. Collection of wheat 

and flour; seizures. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 259 

[1777] Anonymous. [Philadelphia.] Intelligence of British; for- 

Nov. 21 tifications; seizure of a flag; prices; [Charles, 

Earl] Cornwallis to scour the Jerseys, [Sir Wil 
liam] Howe to hold the city; Quaker loan to the 
British; spirits of their Army. A. D. 1 p. 

20, 63 

1777 Arendt, Baron d . Reading [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 21 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Sword presented by 

Congress to Lt. Col. [Samuel] Smith and implied 

disapprobation of d Arendt s conduct. A. L. S. 

1 p. (In French) 20, 22 

Translation by John Laurens, 20, 23. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 481 

1777 Balfour, N[isbet]. Philadelphia. Passport to John Fox 

Nov. 21 to pass the outposts. Printed slip, filled out 

and signed. 1 p. Enclosed in Clark to Wash 
ington, 1777, Nov. 22. 20, 27 

1777 Mason, David. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

Nov. 22 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Delay in raising 

militia; disregard of duty by officers; the drafts; 
pardon of deserters; promises made the Eastern 
shore militia; death sentence of John Morris. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 20, 28 

1777 Nelson, Thomas, jr. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

Nov. 21 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Measures of Vir 

ginia Assembly for raising troops; drafting of 
free mulattoes, negroes and tories; clothing; the 
truth regarding Washington s numbers; noble 
defense of the Delaware forts; arrival of store- 
ship at Portsmouth. A. L. S. 4 pp. An 
swered Dec. 10. 20, 16 

1777 Greene, N[athanael]. Burlington [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 21 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Evacua 

tion of Fort Mercer and burning of the [Pennsyl 
vania] fleet; delay caused Greene s division by 
lack of scows; design against enemy; New Jer 
sey militia; disgust of fleet officers at reflections 
against them. A. L. S. 2 pp. 20, 18 

1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Mount Holly [New Jersey]. 

Nov. 21 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Evacua 

tion of Fort Mercer; Varnum s position; militia 
force; desirability of attacking the enemy. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 20 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

Nov - 22 thanael Greene, Burlington]. Suggesting an at 

tack on British; reenforcements sent him; 
strength of British remaining in Philadelphia. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Sparks, 5, 162. B. IV, pt. 2, 263 

1777 Washington, George. [Wliitemarsh.] To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

Nov - 22 thanael] Greene [Burlington, New Jersey]. Corn- 

wallis s detachment; [Brig.] Gen. [John] Glover s 

brigade, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Laurens. B. IV, pt. 2, 269 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Capt. Allen Mc- 
Nov - 22 Lane, Dickinson s House, near Philadelphia]. 
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Engaging inhabitants to serve in Army. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. IV, pt, 2, 273 

1777 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Whitemarsh.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 22 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Woodbury, New Jer 

sey]. Cooperation with Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene; waste of powder at Fort Mifflin and 
destruction of the works. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 2, 271 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Near Chester, Pennsylvania]. To 

Nov. 22 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Number of 

British troops in Philadelphia; position and forti 
fications; account of Clark s visit to the middle 
ferry as a flag; troops at the ferry; secret service 
matters; obstructing roads. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Nov. 23. 20, 24 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Near Chester? Pennsylvania.] To 

Nov. 22 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Number of 

troops in Philadelphia and their fear of an attack; 
report of an embarkation; intended destruction 
of Germantown by British; Clark s spy [John 
Fox]. A. L. S. fp- 20, 26 

1777 Continental Congress. Resolves. Calling on States to sup- 

Nov. 22 ply clothing to the troops and affixing the valua 

tion of same with draft of method proposed [by 
George Measam] for affixing said valuation. Con 
temporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Measam to 
Harrison, 1778, Oct. 4. 27, 41 

Resolve as adopted is to be found under date of Nov. 26, 1777, Journals 
of Congress (Library of Congress edition). 

1777 Greene, Nathanael. Mount Holly [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 22 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Greene s 

delay in crossing the river at Burlington; [Brig.] 
Gen. [James Mitchell] Varnum s retreat; loss of 
stores; British intention to take post at Haddon- 
field; Greene s intended advance to that place; 
Glover s brigade; difficulty in subsisting a large 
body of militia owing to state of commissary 
department; need of light-horse. L. S. 2 pp. 

20,46 

[1777] Vail, Edward. [Whitemarsh.] To [George] Washington 

[Nov. 22] [Whitemarsh]. Petition of protest against having 

been court-martialed by inferior officers. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 20, 30 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 483 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Sir William] 

Nov. 23 Ho\ve [Philadelphia]. Calling for an answer to 

letter of 14th.; sufferings of prisoners in Philadel 
phia and retaliation to be instituted. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
In Sparks, 5, 163. E. 117 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington [Whitc- 

Nov. 23 marsh]. Burgoyne s attempt to change point of 

embarkation of the Convention troops; Gates 
suggestion to Congress of method of preventing 
the design. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 2. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 48. 20, 48 

1777 Gibbs, C[aleb]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 23 ington [White marsh]. [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] 

Hamilton s condition. A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 36 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 23 [Whitemarsh]. Purchase and forwarding of lead 

to Springfield; forwarding recruits; resolve of 
Congress [of .Nov. 8 ordering a return of names 
of all Convention prisoners to the Board of War] 
and hints in Washington s letter of Nov. 5; 
quartering British officers; militia guards; deser 
tions from Convention troops; embarrassment 
in Commissary department and Col. [Joseph] 
TrumbulFs actions. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Dec. 15. 20, 45 

1777 Lee, Henry [jr.] [New Jersey?] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 23 [Whitemarsh] British entry into Philadelphia; 

their fleet off Billingsport. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 311 

1777 Pulaski, C[asimir, Comte]. [Whitemarsh?] To [George 

Nov. 23 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Representations re 

garding the cavalry service; formation of a de 
tachment; recruiting and training in winter 
quarters; squadron of Bosniques; mounted 
militia; worth of Adj. Henry Bedkin; desires 
speedy decision on points submitted. A. L. S. 
8 pp. (In French) with translation by John Lau- 
rens in parallel columns. 20, 38 

1777 Sullivan, John, William Maxwell and Anthony Wayne. 

Nov - 23 Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington [White- 

marsh]. Representation of their situation; their 
traducers; necessity of regulation to stop inferior 
officers criticism and charges against superior 
officers. L. S. 3 pp. 20, 34 



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Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 
thanael] Greene [Mt. Holly, New Jersey]. [Lt.] 
Col. [Richard Kidder] Meade s errand. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. IV, pt. 2, 277 

Clark, John, jr. [Near Chester, Pennsylvania]. To 
[George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Alarm of 
enemy; reports of intended burning of German- 
town, Frankfort and Darby; British belief of 
Washington s reenf orcement ; treatment of pris 
oners; Joseph HowelFs kindness and cruelty of 
[William] Cunningham. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Nov. 25. 20, 50 

Continental Army, Light Horse. A new arrangement [of 
field officers of the Light Horse as decided on by 
a board of General Officers]. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Sullivan to Washington, 1777, Nov. 24. W 

Ellis, Joseph. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. To Maj. Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene [Mount Holly, New Jersey]. 
Strength of militia under his command; position 
and strength of enemy. Contemporary copy by 
Greene. 2 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington, 1777, Nov. 24. 20, 59 

Erskine, Robert. Ringwood [New Jersey]. To [George 
Washington, Whitemarsh]. Disposal of ovens; 
intention of entering upon duties as Geographer 
next April; present work on fortifications in the 
Highlands. A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 60 

Greene, Nathanael. Mount Holly [New Jersey]. To 
[George Washington, Whitemarsh]. Position of 
enemy; New Jersey militia; awaiting Glover s 
brigade; need of horse; supplies for British ob 
tainable from Jersey lower counties; question of 
attacking enemy; the expectations of an ignorant 
populace; choice of evils; Greene s willingness 
to run risks; complaints of the Jersey hospitals. 
Memorandum of Nov. 23 of a woman s account 
of enemy s strength and position. L. S. 8 pp. 

20, 54 

Greene, Nathanael. Mount Holly [Pennsylvania]. To 
[George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Advice 
against attacking Philadelphia. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
See: Ford, 6, 218, note. F. I, 209 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 485 

1777 [Potter, James.] [Darby, Pennsylvania.] To [George 

Nov. 24 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Movement of Brit 

ish shipping. L. S. 1 p. with a memo, of intel 
ligence attached. Answered Nov. 24. 20, 61 

1777 Sullivan, John. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 24 [Whitemarsh]. Transmitting arrangement of 

field officers of the Light Horse as decided upon 
by a board of General Officers. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Memorandum of dates officers commissions 
should bear. W 

1777 Weedon, Gfeorge]. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

Nov. 24 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Mount Holly, New 

Jersey], Force and position of the enemy. Re 
cent copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington, 1777, Nov. 24. 20, 52 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 25 [Nathanael] Greene [Mt. Holly, New Jersey]. 

Movements of British; concentration of Amer 
ican troops; protection of hospitals. Draft. 1 
p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 279 

1777 Armstrong, John. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 25 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion as to attack on Phila 

delphia. A. L. S. 1 p. See: Ford, 6, 218, note. 

F. I, 221 

1777 Burgoyne, John. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

Nov. 25 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Difficulty in trans 

ports reaching Boston; requests permission to 
embark [the Convention troops] at Rhode Island; 
wishes to embark himself from thence in any 
event; requests forwarding of a packet to Sir 
William Howe. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, 5, 
521. W 

1777 Comstock, Adam. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. To [Maj.] 

Nov. 25 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Mount Holly, New 

Jersey]. Information of enemy embarking for 

Philadelphia. Recent copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Greene to Washington, 1777, Nov. 25. 20, 69 

1777 Comstock, Adam. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. To [Maj.] 

Nov. 25 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Mount Holly, New Jer 

sey]. Information from prisoners; position of 
enemy s troops; embarkation for Philadelphia; 



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belief in practicability of surprising them. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Washing 
ton, 1777, Nov. 25. 20, 70 
1777 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. [Whitemarsh.] Opinion of 
Nov. 25 proposed attack on Philadelphia. A. D. S. 1 p. 
In French with translation by John Laurens on 
verso. See: Ford, 6, 218, note. F. I, 225 
1777 Greene, N[athanael]. Mount Holly [New Jersey]. To 
Nov. 25 [George Washington, Whitemarsh]. Return of 
British to Philadelphia; awaits orders. A. L. S. 
1 p. 20, 66 
1777 Greene, N[athanael]. Mount Holly [New Jersey]. To 
Nov. 25 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. British 
crossing over to Philadelphia; need of directions; 
Greene s movement and desire for action. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 20, 67 
1777 Irvine, James. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 
Nov. 25 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on proposed attack on 
Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. See: Ford, 6, 
218, note. F. I, 255 
1777 Kalb, Baron de. [Whitemarsh.] Opinion on proposed 
Nov. 25 attack on Philadelphia. A. D. S. 2 pp. See: 
Ford, 6, 218, note. F. I, 215 
1777 Maxwell, William. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washing- 
Nov. 25 ton [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on proposed attack 
on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. See: Ford, 6, 
218, note. F. I, 229 
1777 Paterson, John. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 
Nov. 25 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on proposed attack on 
Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. See: Ford, 6, 
218, note. F. I, 247 

1777 Poor, Enoch. [Whitemarsh.] To [George] Washington 

Nov. 25 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on proposed attack on 

Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. See: Ford, 6, 
218, note. F. I, 243 

1777 Scott, Charles. Whitemarsh. To [George Washington, 

Nov. 25 Whitomarsh]. Opinion on proposed attack on 

Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. See: Ford, 6, 
218, note. F. I, 253 

1777 Smallwood, Wplliam]. Whitemarsh. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 25 ington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on proposed at 

tack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. See: 
Ford, 6, 218, note. F. I, 227 



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487 



1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] [Whitemarsh.] To 

Nov. 25 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Proposing 

plan for attacking Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

See: Ford, 6, 218, note. F. I, 213 

1777 Sullivan, John. Whitemarsh. To [George Washington, 

Nov. 25 Whitemarsh]. Opinion on proposed attempt on 

Philadelphia. A. L. S. 4 pp. See: Ford, 6, 

218, note. F. I, 205 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 25 ton [Whitemarsh]. General plan for attacking 

Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. See: Ford, 6, 

218, note. F. I, 239 

1777 Woodford, William. [Whitemarsh.] To [George Washing- 

No v. 25 ton, Whitemarsh]. Opinion on proposed attack 

on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. See: Ford, 
6, 218, note. F. I, 251 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Chester, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

Xov. 26 Washington [Whitemarsh]. British shipping in 

the river at Philadelphia; bridges; transports; 

encampment of troops; need of a horse. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 20, 71 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 26 [Whitemarsh]. [Lt,] Gen. [John] Burgoyne s 

packet; request for instructions; resolve of Con 
gress [of Nov. 8 ordering a return of names of 
all Convention prisoners to the Board of War] 
and refusal of Burgoyne to accede thereto; 
paroles. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 15. 20, 73 

1777 Greene, Nathanael. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 26 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Halt of 

troops; difficulties of the country and protected 
situation of the enemy; officers against endeavor 
to draw the enemy out; Lafayette s picket skir 
mish; British removal of stock; removal of the 
[Delaware] river obstructions ; Varnum s brigade 
and [Morgan s] Rifle Corps to be posted at Had 
donfield, remainder of Greene s force to join Wash 
ington. L. S. 3 pp. 20, 75 

[1777] [Greene, Nathanael]. Order of battle against Lord Corn- 

[Nov. 26] wallis. Formation, commanders, etc. Contem 

porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington, 1777, Nov. 26. 19, 146 



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[1777] [Greene, Natlianael.] Draft of intended battle against 

[Nov. 26] Lord Cornwallis. Auto, sketch plan. 1 p. En 

closed in Greene to Washington, 1777, Nov. 26. 

19, 145 

1777 Knox, H[enry]. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 26 [Whitemarsh]. Discussion of the situation; 

opinion on proposed attack on Philadelphia. 
A. L. S. 7 pp. See: Ford, 6, 218, note. 

F. I, 231 

1777 Greene, Nfathanael]. Mount Holly [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 27 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. March of 

his troops [to join Washington]; Morgan s Rifle 
men and Lee s Dragoons left at Haddonsfield; 
fear of withdrawal of troops alarming the coun 
try; exposure of hospitals; removal of cannon 
and ammunition; pushing his march. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 20, 79 

1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 27 [Whitemarsh]. [Brig.] Gen. [John] Glover s so 

licitation for permission for [Lt.] Gen. [John] 
Burgoyne to visit the seaport towns; money 
advanced expresses. L. S. 3 pp. 20, 77 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Sir William] 

Nov. 28 Howe [Philadelphia]. Release of British officers; 

[Elias] Boudinot to examine into state of prison 
ers in Philadelphia; passports for British quar 
termasters or commissaries; case of Maj. [Rich 
ard W.] Stockton. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. With omissions, in 
Ford, 6, 227, note. E. 119 

A copy by John Laurens is among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

Nov. 28 thanael Greene, Burlington, New Jersey]. Or 

dering return of liis detachment. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 6, 
228. B. IV, pt. 2, 283 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Is- 

Nv- 28 rae l] Putnam [Fishkill]. Depredations commit 

ted by troops; orders. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt, 2, 281 

[1777] Craig, C[harles]. [Near Philadelphia.] To [George 

Nov - 28 - Washington, Whitemarsh]. Movement of Brit 

ish toward Wilmington [Delaware] ; whole Army 
under marching orders. A. L. S. 1 p. 115, 84 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 489 

1777 Craig, C[harles]. Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 28 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Cornwallis return 

to Philadelphia; British under marching orders. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 20, 81 

1777 Dickinson, Philemon. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 28 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Account of 

his attack on Staten Island ; conduct of the men; 
forwarding militia to Washington; arrival of 
fleet from England. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 2, 49. 20, 14 

1777 Greene, N[athanael]. Burlington [New Jersey] To 

Nov. 28 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Delay of 

McDougalFs division; want of bread from poor 
management of commissaries; Tench Francis ac 
count; British reenforcement ; design of enemy; 
division of lands when country is conquered; 
ruin of campaign by obstinate resistance of Mud 
Island [Fort Mifflin]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 20, 93 

1777 Putnam, Israel. New Rochelle [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 28 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Frustration of plan 

to attack Huntington and Setauket by retire 
ment of enemy to upper end of [Long] Island; 
diversion toward Kingsbridge to assist [Brig.] 
Gen. [Philemon] Dickinson s descent on Staten 
Island. L. S. 1 p. 20, 83 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Radnor [Meeting House, Pennsylvania]. 

Nov. 29 To [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Billet- 

ting of British troops on Philadelphia citizens; 
loss of vessels at the chiveaux de frieze; uneasi 
ness of British about Cornwallis; report of a 
baker in Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1 p. 20,99 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To James Mease 

Nov. 30 [York, Pennsylvania]. Orders to repair to head 

quarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 287 

1777 McMechen, William. To Brig. Gen. [Charles] Scott. Re- 

Nov. 30 port of Mrs. McMechen s conversation with Capt. 

[Henry?] Fauntleroy; Fauntleroy s anti- Ameri 
can sentiments. A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 100 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] Authority to offi 

cers to collect clothing etc. for the Army; gen 
eral directions governing same. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 289 



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[1777] [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh] Remarks [on ob- 

[Nov.J servations of Col. Theodorick Bland and other 

field officers]. A. D. 1 p. F. 1,511 

[1777] Bland, Theodorick and Others. [Whitemarsh]. To [George] 

[Nov.] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Observations on a 

proposed new establishment and regulation of the 

Army; irregular promotions. D. S :Theok. Bland, 

M: Gist, Jo, Carvl. Hall, Thos: Hartley, Robt. 

Lawson, Jas. Innis, John Taylor, Henry Miller. 

3 pp. F. I, 491 

[1777] [Bland, Theodorick and Others.] [Whitemarsh.] Opinion 

[Nov.] on proposed new establishment and regulation 

of the Army : Abolition of distinction between 
State and Continental troops; furnishing of men 
by States and reduction of supernumerary offi 
cers; plan for remodelling the Army; food and 
clothing; medical department; oath of allegiance. 
10 pp. F. I, 499 

[1777] Bland, Theodorick and Others. [Whitemarsh.] To 

[Nov.] [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Observa 

tions on considering Washington s queries [re 
specting new establishment of the Army]. D. S. 
by Bland on behalf of the other officers. 3 pp. 

F. I, 513 

[1777] [Cadwalader, John.] Plan for attacking Philadelphia. 

[Nov.] A. D. 3 pp. W 

1777 Howe, [Sir] W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. ington [Whitemarsh]. Will not agree to partial 

exchange of prisoners; necessity of liquidating 
accounts; parole of officers; treatment of pris 
oners; food allowance; sending of commissaries; 
[Elias] Boudinot s report; case of Maj. [Richard 
W.] Stockton and other officers of the New Jer 
sey Volunteers. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 
28. In Sparks, 5, 519. 20, 101 

A copy by Richard Kidder Meade is among the Washington, Miscella 
neous. 

[1777] [Woodford s brigade, Officers.] A few observations on the 

[Nov.] present grievances of the Army, submitted to the 

consideration of Brig. Gen. [William] Woodford. 

4 pp. F. I, 495 

1777 Armstrong, John. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washing- 

. l ton [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment for 

winter quarters. A. L. S. 2 pp. F. I, 299 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 491 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 1 Washington [Whitemarsh], British troops in 

Philadelphia; return of Cornwallis with cattle 
and sheep; design against [Brig.] Gen. [James] 
Potter; fortifying the Scliirylkill heights; inten 
tion of attempt to surprise the American Army; 
feeling against France; false intelligence for en 
emy. A. L. S. 2pp. Answered Dec. 2. 20,105 

[1777] Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on 

[DEC. l] cantonment for winter quarters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

(In French.) F. I, 343 

Translation by John Laurens, F. I, 339. 

[1777] Greene, Nathanael. [Whitemarsh.] Opinion on canton- 
[DEC. 1] ment for winter quarters. A. D. S. 24 pp. 

F. I, 263 

1777 Irvine, James. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

DEC. l [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment for win 

ter quarters. A. L. S. 1 p. F. I, 345 

1777 Kalb, Baron de. [Whitemarsh.] Opinion on cantonment 

DEC. l for winter quarters. A. D. S. 1 p. F. I, 295 

1777 Knox, Henry. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

DEC. l [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment for win 

ter quarters. A. L. S. 2 pp. F. I, 309 

[1777] Lafayette, Marquis de. [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on can- 

[DEC. l] tomnent for winter quarters. A. D. S. 3 pp. 

F. I, 291 

[1777] Lutterloh, II[enry] E[manuel] [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on 

[DEC. 1] winter quarters. A. D. S. 2 pp. F. I, 489 

1777 Maxwell, William. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 1 ton [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment for 

winter quarters. A. L. S. 2 pp. F. I, 303 
1777 Muhlenberg, P[eterj. [Whitemarsh.] To [George] Wash- 

Dec. 1 ington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment 

for winter quarters. A. L. S. 3 pp. F. I, 329 
1777 Poor, Enoch. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

DEC. l [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment for win 

ter quarters. A. L. S. 1 p. F. I, 313 

[1777] Pulaski, Casimir, Comte. [Whitemarsh.] Opinion on can- 

[DEC. l] tonment for winter quarters. Translation in 

handwriting of John Laurens. 1 p. F. I, 337 

1777 Reed, J[oseph]. Norrington [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

DEC. 1 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Finish of the cam 

paign; unanimity of opinion among the higher 



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officers; Reed s ideas; winter campaign or win 
ter quarters; attack on Philadelphia; depend 
ence on militia; advisability of an attack on 
New York and a discussion of ways and means and 
advantages. A. L. S. 8 pp. 20, 107 

1777 Scott, Charles. Whitemarsh. To [George Washington, 

DEC. 1 Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment for winter 

quarters. A. L. S. 1 p. F. I, 333 

1777 Small wood, W[illiam]. [Whitemarsh.] To [George Wash- 

DEC. 1 ington, Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment 

for winter quarters. A. L. S. 2 pp. F. I, 307 
1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord] Whitemarsh. To 

DEC. l [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on 

cantonment for winter quarters. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

F. I, 287 

1777 Sullivan, John. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

DEC. l [Whitemarsh]. Discussion and consideration of 

cantonments proposed for winter quarters. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. F. I, 257 

1777 Varaum, Jfames] M[itchell]. Wliitemarsh. To [George] 

DEC. I Washington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on canton 

ment for winter quarters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 319 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

DEC. l [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment for win 

ter quarters. A. L. S. 3 pp. F. I, 315 

[1777] Weedon, G[eorge]. Wliitemarsh. To [George Washington, 

[DEC. l] Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment for win 

ter quarters. A. L. S. 3 pp. F. I, 325 

1777 Woodford, W[illiam]. [Wliitemarsh.] To [George] Wash- 

DEC. l ington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on cantonment 

for whiter quarters. A. L. S. 2pp. F. 1,321 

1777 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [Whitemarsh.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 2 [Philemon] Dickinson [Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Failure of the Staten Island expedition; his 
march toward the Delaware; movements of 
troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Fitzgerald. B. IV, pt. 2, 297 

1777 Washington, George. [Whitemarsh.] To [Maj. Gen. Ho- 

DEC. 2 ratio Gates, Albany]. Place of embarkation of 

Convention troops; fortifications of the North 

River; troops at Fort Schuyler; the situation in 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 493 

Pennsylvania, fall of Fort Mifflin etc. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 6, 234. B. IV, pt. 2, 293 

1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To Maj. Gen. US- 

DEC. 2 rael] Putnam [Fishkill]. Importance of the North 

River; necessity of defenses for same. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. In Ford, 6, 231. B. IV, pt. 2, 291 
1777 Craig, C[harles]. Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
DEC. 2 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Advance of enemy 
across the Schuylkill; purpose of the movement. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 117 
1777 Ewing, George. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George 
DEC. 2 Washington, Whitemarsh]. An account of raw 
hide exchanged for leather from Sep. 2; diffi 
culty in obtaining the leather; shoes. A. D. S. 
2 pp. 20, 120 
1777 Smith, Robert. Germantown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
DEC. 2 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Reports from Phila 
delphia of intended movement of British. A. L. S. 
1 p. 20, 116 
1777 Washington, George. Whitemarsh. To [Brig. Gen.] Gov. 
DEC. 3 [George] Clinton [Poughkeepsie]. Defenses of the 
North River; their importance, etc. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. Ex 
tract in Ford, 6, 232, note. B. IV, pt. 2, 299 
1777 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Whitemarsh. To General Offi- 
DEC. 3 cers. Requesting sentiments on advisability of a 
winter campaign and practicability of an attack 
on Philadelphia. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

F. I, 347 

1777 Cadwalader, John. [Whitemarsh.] To [George Washing- 

DEC. 3 ton, Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign 

and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 5 pp. 

F. I, 451 

1777 Caldwell, Samuel. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. Return of 

DEC. 3 clothing materials in his hands. A. D ? 1 p. 

Enclosed in Mease to Washington, 1777, Dec. 16. 

20, 122 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Newtown, Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

. 3 Washington [Whitemarsh]. British in Philadel 

phia; preparations for a sudden movement; seiz 
ure of Clark s spy by the militia; suggests proc- 



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lamation against trading with enemy; Baron 
d Arendt s seizure of Mr. Lewis mare. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 20, 126 
1777 Clark, John, jr. [Newtown, Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 3 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Seizure of his spy; 

situation in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

20, 128 

1777 Continental Congress, Resolves. Authorizing and direct- 

DEC. 3 ing an expedition under Brig. Gen. [John] Stark, 

to destroy British shipping at St. Johns; money 

for defraying expense. Contemporary copy. 

3 pp. Enclosed in Stark to Washington, 1778, 
July 31. In Journals of Congress of given date 
(Library of Congress edition). 25, 115 

1777 Craig, C[harles]. Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 3 Washington [Whitemarsh]. Preparations of en 

emy; inquiries as to position of Washington s 
baggage and stores. A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 129 
1777 Duportail, Chevalier. [Whitemarsh.] To [George Wash- 

DEC. 3 ington, Whitemarsh]. Opinion on practicabil 

ity of attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
(In French). F. 1,475 

Translation by John Laurens, F. I, 471. 

1777 Gibson, John. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. A general return 

DEC. 3 of troops stationed at Fort Pitt. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Gibson to 
Washington, 1777, Dec. 5. 20, 140 

1777 Greene, Nathanael. [Whitemarsh.] To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 3 ington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on advisability of 

a winter s campaign and practicability of an 
attack on Philadelphia. L. S. 32 pp. 

F. I, 355 

[1777] Kalb, Baron de. [Whitemarsh.] To [George Washington, 

[DEC. 3] Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign and 

attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

F. I, 395 

1777 Knox, H[enry]. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 3 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on a winter campaign 

and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 409 

[1777] Lafayette, Marquis de. [Whitemarsh.] Opinion on winter 

[DEC. 3] campaign and practicability of an attack on 

Philadelphia. A. L. S. 4 pp. F. I, 391 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 495 

1777 lee, Henry [jr.]. Haddonfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 3 Washington [Whitemarsli]. [Maj.] Gen. [Nathan- 

ael] Greene s orders to protect the country; sug 
gests surprise of Billingsport; Cornwallis; cap 
ture of marines. A. L. S. 3 pp. 20, 124 
1777 Mease, James. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. Return of 
DEC. 3 clothing on hand at Clothier General s Store at 
Lancaster. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Mease to 
Washington, 1777, Dec. 16. 20, 123 
1777 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord] [Whitemarsh.] To 
DEC. 3 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on 
advisability of a winter campaign and practi 
cability of an attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 
3 pp. F. I, 387 
1777 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Whitemarsh. To [George 
DEC. 3 Washington, Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter 
campaign and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 
12 pp. F. I, 423 
1777 [Washington, George.] [Whitemarsh.] Order of battle; 
DEC. 4-5 diagram and arrangement of regiments. A. D. 
1 p. M. 1, 161 
1777 Armstrong, John. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washing- 
DEC. 4 ton [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign 
and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 399 

1777 [D , W .] Frankfort [Pennsylvania]. To 
DEC. 4 [George] Washington [Whitemarsh]. Prepara 
tion of British Army to move to attack Wash 
ington. A. L. 1 p. Signature cut off. En 
dorsed by Tilghman: "from W. D " 

20, 136 

[1777] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Memorandum of opinions 

[DEC. 4?] on location of winter quarters. A. D. 1 p. 

Endorsed by Washington: "Opinions sum d up." 

F. I, 487 

1777 Heath, Wfilliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 4 [Whitemarsh]. Report of arrival of military 

store ship at Portsmouth; lead forwarded. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Dec. 15. 20, 134 

1777 Irvine, James. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 4 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign and 

attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 479 



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1777 Maxwell, William. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 4 ton [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign 

and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 403 

1777 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. [Whitemarsh.] To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 4 ington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter cam 

paign and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 
2 pp F. I, 443 

1777 Paterson, John. [Whitemarsh.] To [George Washington, 

DEC. 4 Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign and 

attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. 

F. I, 417 

1777 Poor, Enoch. [Whitemarsh.] To [George] Washington 

DEO. 4 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign and 

attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 413 

1777 Potter, James. [Whitemarsh.] To [George] Washington 

DEC. 4 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign and 

attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

F. I, 483 

1777 Pulaski, C[asimir, Comtc]. [Camp.] To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 4 ington [Whitemarsh]. Affair between Col. [Ste 

phen] Moylan and Capt. [John do] Zielinski. 
Ilecent copy. 1 p. 20, 132 

[1777] Reed .Joseph. [Whitemarsh.] To [George Washington, 

[ D w. 4 J Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign and 

attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 7 pp. 

F. I, 463 

1777 Scott, Charles. Whitemarsh. To [George Washington, 

Due. 4 Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign and 

attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 447 

1777 Smallwood, William. Whitemarsh. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 4 ington [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on winter cam 

paign and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S 
2 pp. F. I, 405 

1777 Sullivan, John. Whitomarsh. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 4 [Whitemarsh]. Opinion on advisability of a win 

ter campaign and attack on Philadelphia. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. F. I, 349 

1777 Wayne, Anthony. [Wlul.oinar.sh.] To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 4 ton [Whitomarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign 

and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 419 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 497 

1777 Weedon, G[eorge]. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washington 

r>c 4 [Whiteinarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign and 

attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

F. I, 439 

1777 Woodf ord, William. [Whiteinarsh.] To [George] Washing- 

!>EC. 4 ton [Whiteniarsh]. Opinion on winter campaign 

and attack on Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. I, 435 

1777 Gibson, John. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To George Wash- 

I^EC. 5 ington [Whitemarsh], Strength of garrison; or 

ders to forward deserters; Simon Girty s ac 
count of the Indian situation; need of clothing in 
the 13th Virginia regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Dec. 29. 20, 138 

1777 Nicola, Lewis. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

PEC. t> ington, Whitemarsh]. Need of ollicers in the In 

valid Regiment; Lt. Robert Campbell s applica 
tion. A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 141 

[1777] Steuben, [Baron]. Portsmouth [Xew Hampshire]. To 

[DEC. 6?] [George] Washington [Valley Forge]. Reasons 

for coming to America; willingness to serve as a 

volunteer. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Tilgh- 

man: "Reed. Sth Jan. 1778" In Sparks 5,528. 

21, 213 

1777 Heath, Wplliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

r***"- " [Whitemarsh]. Artillery and stores arrived from 

France; condition of affaire ill the Commissary 

Department; salt; Heath s action. L. S. 2pp. 

Answered Doc. 20. 20, 145 

1777 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To [George] Washington [Wliite- 

DE ^- 8 marsh]. [Maj.] Gen. [Thomas] Conway s letter; 

danger apprehended to the United States if the 
"wretch" who betrayed Gates confidential cor 
respondence be not discovered. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Jan. 4, 1778. In Sparks, 5, 487. 20, 149 

1777 Maxwell, William. Whitemarsh. To [George] Washing- 

I^KC. 9 ton [Whitemarsh]. The Jersey militia; question 

of sending Continental troops into the state. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 20, 150 

1777 [Washington, George.] Whiternarsh. To [Brig.] Gen. 
DE C. 10 [Thomas] Nelson [jr., Yorktown, Virginia]. Brit 
ish manoeuvers; prospects for next campaign; 
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498 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

weakness of Army; brave defense of Fort Mifflin. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. IV, pt. 2, 301 

1777 Elaine, Ephraim. Camp. To [George Washington, White- 

DEC. 10 marsh]. Efforts to procure flour and wheat in 

Jersey; action of Robert Lettis Hooper. L. S. 

1 p. 20, 161 

[1777] Sullivan, John. [Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

DEC. [10?J Washington [Whitemarsh]. Decision of officers 

as to order of march from Whitemarsh. L. S. by 

Sullivan in behalf of the whole. 4 pp. W 

That part of the document which follows Sullivan s signature is in the 
handwriting of Nathanael Greene. 

1777 Anonymous. Account of Capt. [Charles] Craig s inter- 

DEC. 11 course with the enemy. 2 pp. Endorsed by 

Washington: "Accusation of Captn. Craig." 

W 

[1777] Bland, Theodorick. On road to Bedwin s Ford [Pennsyl- 

[DEC. 11] vania]. To [George] Washington [on march from 

Whitemarsh]. Forward movement of the troops; 
British at Buck s [Tavern]; main body gone to 
ward Darby. A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Swedes Ford, Pennsylvania.] To 

DEC. 12 Dr. [William] Shippen [jr., Princeton]. Removal 

of sick from hospital at Princeton. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 303 

1777 Shippen, W[illiam,] jr. Buckingham Hospital [Princeton, 

DEC. 12 New Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Swede s 

Ford]. Removal of sick from Trenton and 
Princeton; those at Easton and Bethlehem; sug 
gests ordering the Invalid Regiment to duty with 
the hospitals. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 
12. 20, 164 

1777 Armstrong,] J[ohn]. [Spring Tavern.] Deposition of a 

DEC. 13 Maj. Bush respecting a British spy who obtains 

information from Washington s headquarters. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Armstrong to Wash 
ington, 1777, Dec. 19. 20, 182 

1777 Convention officers. List of British and Hessian officers on 
DEC. 13 parole at Cambridge [Massachusetts]. 1 p. En 
dorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: " 

not classified." W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 499 

1777 Convention officers. List of British officers on parole at 

DEC. 13 Cambridge [Massachusetts]. Tabular statement. 

8pp. W 

1777 Convention officers. List of Hessian officers on parole at 

DEC. 13 Cambridge [Massachusetts]. Tabular statement. 

4 pp. W 

1777 Convention officers. List of Hessian officers on parole at 

DEC. 13 Cambridge. 1 p. W 

1777 Washington, George. [Gulph Mill, Pennsylvania]. To [Sir 

DEC. 14 William] Ho we [Philadelphia]. Requesting pass 

ports for vessels carrying wood and provisions 
for the Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 
Sparks, 5, 188. E. 121 

1777 Sherman, Isaac. [Whitemarsh.] To [George] Washington 

DEC. 14 [Gulph Mill]. Requesting court of inquiry on 

conduct of regiment [2d Connecticut] on 7th inst. 
[skirmish at Edge Hill, Pennsylvania]; charges 
against [Brig.] Gen. [Joseph] Reed. A. L. S. 
1 p. 20, 167 

1777 Webb, Samuel B[latchley]. Newport, Rhode Island. 

DEC. 14 Parole. Contemporary copy. Attested by Lt. 

Col. Christopher French. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Webb to Washington, 1777, Dec. 29. 20, 301 
1777 Otis, Samuel A. Boston. Return of 35 packages of cloth- 

Dec. 15 ing sent the CQothier] G[eneral, James Mease]. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. 20, 234 

1777 Mease, James. [Barclay s] Buck s County [Pennsylvania], 

DEC. 16 To [George] Washington [Gulph Mill]. Illness; 

requests leave to resign. Recent copy. 1 p. 

20, 168 

1777 Putnam, Israel. Sawpitts [New York]. To [George Wash- 

DEC. 16 ington, Gulph Mill]. Misrepresentation in [Col. 

Samuel] Drake s remonstrance; disposition of 
captured property; removal of troops to Fish- 
kill; capture of Col. Samuel B[latchley] Webb; 
death of Mrs. Putnam. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Dec. 27. 20, 170 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Gulph Mill.] To Lt. Gen. [John] 

DEC. 17 Burgoyne [Cambridge, Massachusetts]. His re 

quests referred to Congress. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 5, 
190. E. 123 



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1777 [Washington, George.] Gulf Mill [Pennsylvania]. To 

DEC - 17 [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath [Boston]. Inocula 

tion of troops; [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne s re 
quest; Commissaries; artillery from France; 
need of Massachusetts filling her regiments; Con 
vention troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. In part in Ford, 6, 246, 
note. B. IV, pt. 2, 305 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Gulph Mill.] To Maj. Gen. 

1)EC - 17 [William] Phillips [Cambridge]. His letters for 

warded to Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. E. 123 
1777 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 
DEC - 17 [Gulph Mill]. Burgoyne s disappointment at 
Congress decision regarding embarkation of 
Convention troops; transports and probable 
delay; purchases of lead and clothing; Baron 
Steuben s arrival. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 
9, 1778. 20, 172 
[1777] Lawson, Robert. [Gulph Mill ? Pennsylvania.] To [George 
[ EC - 17] Washington, Gulph Mill]. Resignation. A. L. S. 
1 p- 33, 425 
1777 Clark, John, jr. [Newtown, Pennsylvania.] To [George] 
I)EC - 18 Washington [Gulph Mill]. Seizure of provisions 
of Clark s spy and consequent difficulty; conduct 
of guard toward a woman. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

20, 176 

1777 [Washington, George.] Gulf Mill. To [Brig. Gen. William 

DEC - 19 Smallwood, Jersey]. Ordering him to Wilming 

ton [Delaware] ; measures for defense of the town. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. In Sparks, 5, 191. 

B. IV, pt. 2, 309 

1777 Armstrong, John. Spring Tavern [Pennsylvania]. To 

DEC - 19 [George] Washington [Valley Forge]. Delay in 

moving to the Easton road; removal of arms left 
by Pennsylvania militia; other neglected stores; 
winter arrangements; road guards and pickets. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 180 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC - 19 Washington [Valley Forge, Pennsylvania]. Re 

port of spy of British in Philadelphia; construc 
tion of ditch; country people carrying provision 
to enemy; Clark s need of a horse. A. L. S. 2 
pp. 20, 174 



CORBESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 501 

1777 Pulaski, C[asimir, Comte]. [Gulph Mill, Pennsylvania]. 

[T>sc. 19J To [George] Washington [Valley Forge]. Re 

specting the cavalry corps; explanation of seem 
ing inattention to Washington s orders. L. S. 
2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 57. 

20, 178 

1777 Washington, George. [Valley Forge.] To [Lt. Gen. John 

r>Ec. 20 Burgoyne, Cambridge]. Transmitting resolves 

of Congress [Dec. 1] respecting his requests [for 
embarkation of Convention troops at Rhode 
Island] Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. E. 127 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Valley Forge.] To [Joseph Gal 

lic. 20 loway, Philadelphia] Inability to license re 

moval of his effects; passport for Mrs. Galloway. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. E. 125 

1777 Washington, George. Valley Forge [Pennsylvania]. To 

DEC. 20 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Boston]. Artillery 

from France; state of Commissary Department; 
salt provisions; exchange of certain officers ; 
Congress and terms of the Saratoga Convention. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. B. IV, pt. 2, 311 

1777 [Washington, George.] [Valley Forge.] To [Col.] H[enry] 

DEC - 20 E[manuel] Lutterloh [Camp]. Authorizing seiz 

ure of horses. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 315 

1777 Washington, George. [Valley Forge] To [John Potts, 

DEC - 20 Valley Forge]. Permission for Mrs. Potts to 

enter Philadelphia; his request for his furniture. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. E. 129 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Newtown [Pennsylvania] To [George] 

DEC - 20 Wasliington [Valley Forge]. British expedition 

into Jersey; Hessian foraging party near Darby; 

advantage of stationing Morgan s Rifle corps in 

his vicinity. A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 183 

1777 Clinton, George. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

P EC - 20 Washington [V alley Forge]. Importance of the 

Highland fortifications; troops at the posts; 

powers granted [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates by 

Congress; suggesting fortifying West Point; 



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chain and boom; opinion on management of the 
Department of the Highlands; loss of Forts 
Montgomery and Constitution and the ships; 
lenience in permitting intercourse with enemy; 
coming meeting of legislature. A. L. S. 10 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 58. 20, 187 

1777 Pettingill, Joseph, John Wiley and Seth Drew. [Valley 

DEC. 20 Forge.] Report on quality of beef drawn for 

Learned s brigade. A. D. S. of Pettingill, signed 
also by the others. Auto, note signed by Baron 
de Kalb of state of beef and flour in Paterson s 
brigade. 1 p. 20, 186 

1777 [Washington, George.] Valley Forge. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 21 [James] Potter [near Newtown ?, Pennsylvania], 

Secret intelligence matter; destruction of hay. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. IV, pt. 2, 319 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Newtown, Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 21 Washington, Valley Forge. Intelligence from 

Philadelphia ; intended British foraging expe 
dition; quartering troops in houses; reports 
from New York; [Col. Daniel] Morgan s corps. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 20, 193 

1777 Howe, Sir Wplliam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 21 ton [Valley Forge.] Delay in furnishing list of 

British prisoners; refusal to grant passports for 
transports for the Convention troops; flour sent 
from New York for same. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Jan. 8, 1778. In Sparks, 5, 520. 20, 196 

A contemporary copy by Caleb Gibbs is among the Washington, 
Miscellaneous. 

1777 [Washington, George.] Valley Forge. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 22 Ham] Small wood [Wilmington, Delaware]. Ad 

vance of British foraging party; rumor of troops 
sent to New York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. IV, pt. 2, 321 

1777 Anonymous. Intelligence of a British expedition advanc- 

DEC. 22 ing into Jersey. 1 p. 28, 224 

1777 Clark, John, jr. [Newtown, Pennsylvania] To [George] 

DEC. 22 Washington [Valley Forge]. Advance of British 

toward Darby. A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 201 

1777 Clark, John, jr. Newtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 22 Washington [Valley Forge]. Sir William Howe 

and Sir William Erskine at Darby; intentions of 

enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 202 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 503 

1777 Huntington, Jedidiah. [Valley Forge]. To Col. [Timothy] 

DEC. 22 Pickering [jr., Valley Forge]. Want of meat and 

flour for his brigade; quality of meat obtained. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 20, 20