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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. II 

October 19, 1778 -December 9, 1780 



PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS 

IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BY JOHN C. 

FITZPATRICK, DIVISION OF MANUSCRIPTS 



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CALENDAR 

1778 Nixon, John. Fredericksburgh. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 19 [Fredericksburg]. Opinion in answer to queries 

in council of war of Oct. 16. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. II, 275 

1778 Pugh, Jacob. [Fredericksburg.] Intelligence from Can- 

OCT. 19 ada: Force at Niagara and Detroit; fortifica 

tions ; vessels on Lake Erie ; troops at Montreal, 
etc. A. D. of Tench Tilghman. 1 p. 29, 246 
1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 19 Washington [Fredericksburg]. His movement 

toward King s Bridge; rumored evacuation of 
New York City; transports at [Sandy] Hook; 
efforts to collect intelligence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

27, 308 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Perth Amboy [New 

OCT. 19 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Sailing of a British fleet from Sandy 
Hook. A. L. S. 2 pp. 27, 313 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander,] Lord. Perth Amboy [New 

OCT. 19 Jersey], Extract of letter [to George Washington, 

Fredericksburg]. Intelligence of movement of 
British ships. 

Intelligence from a spy of departure of British 
ships from New York. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. En 
closed in preceding entry. D. I, pt. 1, 101 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Comte 
OCT. 20 D Estaing, Boston]. The British expedition to 
the West Indies. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of John Laurens. D. I, pt. 1, 97 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Koyal Flint 
OCT. 20 [Camp]. Establishment of flour magazines on 
east side of the Hudson; preparation necessary. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VI, pt. 2, 477 
1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 
OCT. 20 [Horatio] Gates [Danbury]. British embarka 
tion at New York; troops ordered to Hartford. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VI, pt. 2, 467 

803 



804 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 20 [William] Heath [Boston]. Embarkation of 

British at New York. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHemy. B. VI, pt. 2, 469 

1778 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Fredericksburg. To Col. Thomas 

OCT. 20 Seymour, Hartford. Settlement of his accounts 

[for services of troop of Connecticut volunteer 

horse] in 1776. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. VI, pt. 2, 473 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 20 John Sullivan, Providence, Rhode Island]. Brit 

ish embarkation at New York; intentions of en 
emy, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VI, pt. 2, 471 

1778 Anonymous. [Long Island.] Intelligence of British em- 

OCT. 20 barkation; destination of the fleet; wood supply 

being hurried into [New York] City. 1 p. En 
closed in Scott to Washington, 1778, Oct. 20. 

27, 334 

1778 Boubee, - de. [Boston.] To [Comte D Estaing, 

OCT. 20 Boston]. Sailing of a British fleet from New 

York; ships remaining; provisions from England; 
sufferings of French naval prisoners; the ration 
allowed them. Extract. 2 pp. (In French) 
Enclosed in D Estaing to Washington, 1778, 
Oct. 23. 28, 18 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 28, 8. 

1778 Brown, Nathaniel. Intelligence obtained by: Embarka- 

OCT. 20 tion of British troops at New York; force at 

Fort Washington; ships sailed for [Sandy] Hook; 
wood for the fleet and the town supply; forage; 
Refugees to sail with the fleet. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Scott to Washington, 1778, Oct. 21. 28, 2 

1778 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue] Near Providence [Rhode 

OCT. 20 Island]. To [George Washington, Fredericks- 

burg]. Submits plan for fortifying Boston; 
British embarkation at New York; Duportail s 
stay at Providence; destination of British fleet; 
strength of the embarkation. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
(In French) 28, 31 

[1778] [Duportail, Louis Le Begue.] Description of works neces- 

[Ocr. 20] sary to be erected in and about Boston. A. D. 

7 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 27, 33 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 805 

1778 Estaing, [Comte D .] Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 20 [Fredericksburg]. Lafayette s challenge to [Fred 

erick Howard, Earl of] Carlisle; report of Lord 
Carlisle s choosing a substitute; requests Wash 
ington to stop the affair. L. S. 3 pp. (In 
French.) 28, 6 

Translation by John Laurens, 28, 4. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 2, 224. 

1778 Hand, Edward. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 20 Washington, Fredericksburg. Gov. [George] 

Clinton s plan for an expedition against Che- 
mung; distressed condition of inhabitants of 
German Flats; supplying them with rations. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 21. 27, 324 
1778 Measam, George. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

OCT. 20 Washington [Fredericksburg]. The blanket sup 

ply, and clothing forwarded to camp. A. L. S. 
1 p. 27, 324 

1778 Measam, George. Springfield [Massachusetts.] Invoice 

OCT. 20 of clothing sent to Fredericksburg. A. D. S. 

Tabular statement. 2 pp. Enclosed in pre 
ceding entry. 27, 327 
1778 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 
OCT. 20 Fredericksburg]. Chariot suitable for Mrs. [Mar 
tha] Washington ; extravagent prices ; efforts to 
obtain a bear-skin. A. L. S. 1 p. 27, 328 
1778 Putnam, Israel. [Fredericksburg.] To [George] Washing- 
OCT. 20 ton [Fredericksburg]. Opinion in answer to 
queries of October 14 [on winter quarters]. 
A. L. S. 1 p. F. II, pt. 1, 209 
1778 Thruston, C[harles] M[ynn]. Fredericksburg. To [George] 
OCT. 20 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Statement of his 
case; his resignation A. L. S. 4pp. 27,330 
1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 
OCT. 20 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Forwarding in 
telligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 27, 332 
1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 
OCT. 20 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 
burg]. Maj. [Richard] HowelFs intelligence; 
British shipping at Sandy Hook. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Preceded by L. S. duplicate of Stirling s letter 
of Oct. 19. ante. 27, 320 
1778 Vanderhovan, John. [Staten Island.] To Brig. Gen. Wil- 
OCT. 20 Ham Maxfield [Maxwell, Elizabethtown]. Em 
barkation of troops from Staten Island ; report of 



806 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

King of Prussia [Frederick the GreatJ s and Em 
press of Russia [Catherine II] s intention to aid 
England; destination of British fleet. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 28, 45 

1778 V[an]d[er]h[ovan,] J[ohn]. [Staten Island]. To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 21 William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Embarkation of British and their destination; 
dismantling forts at New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

28, 46 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Comte D Es- 

OCT. 21 taing, Boston]. Transmitting intelligence; 

French conquest of Dominica. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. D. I, pt. 1, 103 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 21 Edward Hand, Albany]. The Chemung expedi 

tion; supplies for settlers of the German Flats. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 487 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 21 [William] Heath [Boston]. March of Convention 

troops to Charlottesville, Virginia. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 7, 
222, note. B. VI, pt. 2, 479 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 21 [William] Heath [Boston]. Forwarding intelli 

gence of British movements at New York. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 481 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [William Al- 

OCT. 21 exander,] Lord [Stirling, Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Intercourse with enemy at Shrewsbury 

[New Jersey]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. VI, pt. 2, 485 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 21 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Transmitting intelligence of British movements 

at New York; taking of Dominica by the French. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. VI, pt. 2, 438 

1778 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To George 

OCT. 21 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Spies sent into 

Canada; British fortifying at St. Johns and Isle- 
aux-Noix; moccasins, snow-shoes, etc. ; cutting a 
road to Canada; need of camp kettles and blan 
kets. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 16 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



807 



1778 Estaing, [Comte D ]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 21 [Fredericksburg]. Anxiety for Lafayette; ex 

pense of another campaign to the British; the 
[Peace] Commissioners; safety of Boston. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French) 28, 29 

Translation by John Laurens, 28. 27. 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

OCT. 21 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Route of troops 

to Hartford; destination of British fleet. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 28, 14 

1778 Greene, Nathanael. Fishkill [New York]. To [George]- 

OCT. 21 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Need of men to 

transport forage down the river; carpenters and 
masons; numbers of men necessary to carry on 
the Quartermaster department; numbers taken 
up by work at West Point; need of a draft from 
the Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 37 

1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 21 [Fredericksburg]. Acknowledging Washington s 

letter without date [Oct. 17]; opinion of desti 
nation of British fleet; DuportaiPs plan for for 
tifying Boston; Capt. [David] McFall s desired 
change of allegiance. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Oct. 27. 28, 20 

1778 Lockwood, James and Samuel Gates. New York State. 

OCT. 21 Relation of conduct of Capt. [Josiah] Stoddard 

at Norwalk in taking a prisoner from the civil au 
thority. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed: "Evidence 
against Capt Stoddard." W 

1778 McDougall, Alexander. Fredericksburg. To [George] 

OCT. 21 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Opinion in answer 

to queries in council of war of October 16. (Min 
utes of the council in full, preceding the opinion.) 
L. S. 15 pp. F. II, 243 

1778 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 21 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Opinion 

in answer to queries of October 14 and 15 [on 
winter quarters]. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

F. II, pt. 1, 283 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 21 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Sergeant [Na 

thaniel Brown] s account of sickness in British 
fleet and Army; sailing of fleet from New York; 
Scott s health. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 25 



808 LJBRAKY OF CONGBESS 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 21 ington [Fredericksburg]. Sailing of the second 

British fleet; Jfoseph] Galloway s letter as evi 
dence of British intended evacuation of New 
York. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 24 

1778 Walker, Thomas. Boston. To Maj . Gen. [William] Heath 

OCT. 21 [Boston]. Case of a British officer who desires to 

change his allegiance [Capt. David McFall]. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 22 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Comte D Es- 

OCT. 22 taing, Boston]. Direction taken by the British 

fleet. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. D. I, pt. 1, 105 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 22 [William] Heath [Boston]. Removal of Conven 

tion troops to Virginia; sailing of British fleet 
from New York and its probable destination; 
militia for defense of Boston. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 7, 
221. B. VI, pt. 2, 489 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [William Alex- 

OCT. 22 ander,] Lord [Stirling, Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Intentions of enemy at New York ; strength, 
etc. ; publication of intelligence by Congress, etc. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VI, pt. 2, 495 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 22 Charles Scott, Bedford]. Strength of enemy in 

New York; obtaining secret intelligence; Baron 

Knyphausen s complaint. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 497 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 22 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Sailing of British fleet from New York and its 
destination. Draft signed. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VI, pt. 2, 491 

A copy Is entered in 1779, Mar. 1. Court of Inquiry. 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Col. Charles 

OCT. 22 MynnThruston, Camp]. His resignation and sei- 

tlement of accounts. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 507 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 809 

1778 Clinton, George, Philip John Schuyler and Edward Hand. 

OCT. 22 To [George Washington, Fredericksburg]. Re 

port on expediency of an expedition against the 
Indians and the town of Chemung. Contempo 
rary copy by Richard Kidder Meade. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 6, 423 

1778 Clinton, James. Continental Village [New York]. To 

OCT. 22 [George Washington, Fredericksburg]. Forward 

ing a court-martial proceeding; Col. [Goose] 
V[an] Schaick s desire to commence his march; 
clothing returns. L. S. 1 p. 28, 39 

1778 Brewster, Caleb. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To Maj. Ben- 

OCT. 22 jamin Tallmadge [Bedford ? New York], Sailing 

of a British fleet from New York; report of in 
tended evacuation; draft of tories in Queen s 
County. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Scott to 
Washington, 1778, Oct. 22. 28, 49 

1778 Flint, Royal. Fredericksburg. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 22 [Fredericksburg]. Legislative act empowering 

commissaries to secure all flour and wheat in 
the State; estimate of supplies obtainable; meat 
and flour supply; magazines. A. L. >S. 2 pp. 

28,47 

1778 Malcom, Wpfflam]. Fort Clinton [New York]. To 

OCT. 22 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Pro 

visions; boards for barracks; desirability of 
knowing the number of men to be wintered at 
Fort Clinton. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 40 

1778 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. West Point [New York]. To 

OCT. 22 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Request 

for furlough to go to Virginia; state of his affairs. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 28. 28, 42 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 22 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Transmitting in 

telligence received through Maj. [Benjamin] 
Tallmadge. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 50 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

OCT. 22 Jersey]. To [George Washington, Fredericks- 

burg]. Embarkation at New York; [Comte] 
Pulaski s repulse of an attempted surprise by 
the British [at Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey]; 
British fleets gone to Europe and the West 
Indies; preparations for a further embarkation. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 44 



810 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

OCT. 22 Washington [Fredericksburg]. The British on 

Rhode Island; lack of evacuation indications. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Oct. 24. 28, 83 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 23 [Benedict] Arnold [Philadelphia]. Destruction of 

property at [Little] Egg Harbor; sailing of Brit 
ish fleet from New York. Draft signed. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 499 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Baron de 

OCT. 23 Kalb, Fishkill]. Men from Maryland brigades 

to assist in bringing forage down the river. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. VI, pt. 2, 503 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] Instructions to 

OCT. 23 Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [Camp]. March 

of troops to Hartford. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VI, pt. 2, 501 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [William] 

OCT. 23 Malcom [West Point]. Settlement of accounts 

of wounded officers; clothing matters. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 505 

1778 Anonymous. [Little Compton, Rhode Island]. To [Maj. 

OCT. 23 Gen. John Sullivan, Providence, Rhode Island]. 

British about to leave New York; troops ordered 
to West Indies and Halifax; confusion on Rhode 
Island; transports; suggests enterprise against 
Conanicut [Island]; requests permission to bring 
off British sheep. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 1778, Oct. 
26. 28, 81 

1778 Estaing, [Comte D ] Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 23 [Fredericksburg]. Intelligence of the British 

fleet; Lafayette. L. S. 2 pp. (In French) 

Answered Oct. 31. 28, 10 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 28, 7. 

1778 Pine, [William]. [Near Bedford, New York.] Intelligence 

OCT. 23 brought from Long Island : Embarkation of 

British; reported capture of Halifax; uncer 
tainty of people in New York that an evacuation 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 811 

is intended; troops intended for West Indies or 
South Carolina. 2 pp. Enclosed in Scott to 
Washington, 1778, Oct. 25. 28, 65 

1778 [Scott, Charles.] [Near Bedford, New York.] Intelligence 

OCT. 23 brought by a deserter: Position and strength of 

British corps in the vicinity of Fort Washington. 

1 p. Enclosed in Scott to Washington, 1778, 

Oct. 25. 28, 64 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To Comte D Es- 

OCT. 24 taing [Boston]. Efforts to dissuade Lafayette 

from challenging [Frederick Howard, Earl] Car 
lisle. Draft. 3pp. In handwriting of John Lau- 
rens. In Ford, 7, 207, note. D. I, pt. 1, 107 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 24 [Horatio] Gates [Hartford]. Destination of Brit 

ish fleet; general directions dependent on ene 
my s appearance. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. VI, pt. 2, 511 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 24 [William] Heath [Boston]. Orders contingent 

upon British attempt on Boston. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 513 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 24 Alexander McDougall, Hartford]. Orders gov 

erning his movements contingent upon destina 
tion of British fleet. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. VI, pt. 2, 519 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 24 Pliilip John Schuyler, Camp ?]. Transportation 

of flour from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 509 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [William Al- 

OCT. 21 exander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Intelligence of British embarkation; re 
pair of road to King s Ferry. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 517 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 24 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Destination of British fleet; advance of troops 

from Hartford. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Alexander Hamilton. B. VI, pt. 2, 515 



812 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Gray, Ebenezer. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 24 [Horatio] Gates [Danbury, Connecticut]. Sailing 

of a British fleet; second fleet in readiness at 
[Sandy] Hook; troops on board; preparations of 
merchants; retirement of British below Kings- 
bridge; epidemic among enemy s horses [the 
glanders?]. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Gates to Washington, 1778, Oct. 25. 

28, 57 

1778 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

OCT. 24 ton, Fredericksburg]. Letters and introductions 

of Washington; commencement of Lincoln s 

journey to Southern Department; state of his 

wound. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 51 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 25 [James] Clinton [Peekskill]. Orders consequent 

on latest intelligence of British. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of John Laurens. B. VI, pt. 2, 535 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Comte D Es- 

OCT. 25 taing, Boston]. Further intelligence of fleet re 

cently sailed from New York. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 1, 111 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 25 [Horatio] Gates [Hartford]. Misinformation as to 

British fleet. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. VI, pt. 2, 523 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 25 William Heath, Boston]. Mistaken intelligence 

respecting sailing of the British fleet. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 7, 

226, note. B. VI, pt. 2, 525 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Baron de 

OCT. 25 Kalb [Fishkill]. Ordering his division nearer 

West Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. VI, pt. 2, 533 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 25 [Alexander] McDougall [Hartford]. Orders con 

sequent on latest intelligence of British in New 
York harbor. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VI, pt. 2, 531 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 813 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 25 Israel Putnam, Highlands]. Uncertainty of Brit 

ish intentions. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHeniy. B. VI, pt. 2, 521 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 25 Charles Scott, Bedford], Secret service matters ; 

imprisonment of commissaries. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 537 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. Instructions to 

OCT. 25 Capt. [Robert] Smith [Camp]. Actions of Capt. 

[John] Stith. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Richard Kidder Meade. B. VI, pt. 2, 539 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [William 

OCT. 25 Alexander,] Lord [Stirling, Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Orders consequent on authentic intelli 
gence of British movements. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 529 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 25 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. Mis 

taken intelligence respecting sailing of British 
fleet. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VI, pt. 2, 527 

1778 Anonymous. Little Compton [Rhode Island]. To [Maj. 

OCT. 25 Gen. John Sullivan, Providence, Rhode Island], 

British troops gone to the West Indies and Hal 
ifax; British shipping at Rhode Island; enemy s 
intentions. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Sullivan to Washington, 1778, Oct. 26. 

28, 79 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

OCT. 25 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Transmitting let 

ter of Maj. [EbenezerJ Gray; capture of the Sep 
tember mail packet. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 55 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 25 [Fredericksburg]. Arrival of troops at Hartford. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Oct. 27. 28, 61 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Albany. To Col. [Timothy] Bedel [Haver- 

[OCT.?] 25 hill, Massachusetts], Introducing Capt. [Joseph] 

Traversi, accompanying Lt. [John?] Singleton 



814 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

into Canada; opportunity to send a flag. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Bedel to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 5. 28, 245 

1778 I. [Secret service.] [Staten Island.] To Col. Matthias 

OCT. 25 Ogden, Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. Embarka 

tion for West Indies; the Cork fleet; forage 
drawn for the fleet. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Stirling to Washington, 1778, Oct. 29. 28, 157 
1778 Pickering, Timothy. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 25 [Fredericksburg]. Retention of clothing at 

Springfield [Massachusetts] for troops stationed 
in that vicinity. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 59 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George 

OCT. 25 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Forwarding intel 

ligence received from Lt. [William ?] Pine and a 
deserter. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 63 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Lt. Col. 

OCT. 26 [Aaron] Burr [West Point]. His pay while on 

leave. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Sparks, 6. 101. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 541 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To Sir Henry 

OCT. 26 Clinton [New York]. Resolution of Congress re 

fusing David Franks authority to act as Com 
missary to British prisoners and requesting ap 
pointment of a successor. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. E. 189 

[1778] [Baylor, George.] [Paramus, New Jersey]. Intelligence 

[OCT. 26] obtained from a deserter: British to be advanced 

towards Paramus. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 28, 72 

1778 Beatty, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 26 Washington [Fredericksburg]. [David] Franks 

refusal to aid British prisoners; Beatty s com 
plaint to [Joshua] Loring; exchange of prisoners. 
L. S. 3 pp. 28, 66 

1778 [Continental Congress, President.] [Philadelphia.] Plan 

OCT. 26 for subduing Canada transmitted [to Comte de 

Vergennes] through Benjamin Franklin. Con 
temporary copy. 8 pp. In handwriitng of 
Robert Hanson Harrison and Richard Kidder 
Meade. In Journals of Congress (Library of 
Congress edition) under date of Oct. 22. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 815 

1778 Estaing, [Comte D ]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 26 [Fredericksburg]. Appreciation of Washington s 

exactness; destination of the British fleet; forti 
fications at Boston and value of a general plan 
for defensive works; secret matter to be com 
municated by [Jean] Holker. L. S. 3 pp. (In 
French) 28, 96 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 28, 93. 

1778 Grayson, William. [Fredericksburg.] To [Lt.] Col. Robert 

OCT. 26 H[anson] Harrison [Fredericksburg]. Request 

for leave to go to Philadelphia to settle his ac 
counts; intention to resign. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Oct. 28. 28, 98 
1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 
OCT. 26 [Fredericksburg]. Letter from Maj. Gen. [Baron] 
Riedesel and Brig. Gen. [James] Hamilton; pro 
visions; removal of the Convention troops. L. S. 
2 pp. 28, 73 
1778 McCulloch, John Whitefield. [Near Bedford, New York]. 
OCT. 26 Intelligence brought by: Positions of British 
regiments around King s Bridge. Ip. Enclosed 
in Scott to Washington, 1778, Oct. 26. 28, 93 
1778 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Middletown [Connecticut]. 
OCT. 26 To [George Washington, Fredericksburg]. Ap 
pointment of Capt. George Starr to take charge 
of leather belonging to the Continent and pur 
chase shoes, cartouche boxes, etc.; his ability; 
leather caps; clothing matters; desire to be with 
his brigade during the winter. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

28, 88 

1778 Putnam, Rufus. New Milford [Connecticut]. To Maj. 

OCT. 26 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Hartford]. Requesting an 

early exchange for Capt. [Nathan] Goodale; 
recital of his deeds. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Gates to Washington, 1778, Oct. 28. 28, 107 
1778 Riedesel, [Baron] and James Hamilton. Cambridge [Mas- 

OCT. 26 sachusetts]. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath 

[Boston]. Orders from Washington; provision 
ships; march of the Convention troops. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1778, Oct. 26. 28, 75 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 26 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Intelligence from 

deserters of British force above Kingsbridge; 



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horses captured by Capt. [George] Walls; com 
plaint of officers of Eastern troops; desertions. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 91 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord], Elizabethtown [New 

CT - 26 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Opinion in answer to queries of Oct. 14 
and 15 [on winter quarters], A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. II, 235 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Khode Island]. To [George] 

CT - 26 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Destination of 

the British fleet; Sullivan s readiness. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Oct. 29. 28, 77 

1778 Vanderhovan, John. [Staten Island ?] To Cornelius Van- 

O CT - 26 derhovan, Metuchen [New Jersey]. Number of 

British troops embarked; destination; assur 
ances of South Carolina loyalists to Sir Henry 
Clinton; troops left at Staten Island; stores; 
confusion in the fleet; horses left by British. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Stirling to Washing 
ton, 1779, Oct. 29. 28, 158 
1778 Winship, Ebenezer. Albany. To Brig. Gen. [Edward] 
CT - 26 Hand [Albany]. Return of stores on hand in the 
several posts of the Northern Department, Al 
bany excepted. A. D. S. of Thos. Tolman for 
Ebenr. Winship. 2 pp. Enclosed in Hand to 
Washington, 1778, Oct. 29. 28, 143 
1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [Comte D Es- 
CT - 27 taing, Boston]. Awaiting accounts from Europe; 
D Estaing s solicitude for Lafayette; end of the 
British Peace Commission. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 
7, 234. D. I, pt. 1, 113 
1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 
CT - 27 Horatio Gates, Hartford]. Probabilities of Brit 
ish evacuating New York; capture of a mail 
packet; clothing matters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. B. VI, pt. 2, 543 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Maj. [Eben- 
CT - 27 ezer] Gray [Norwalk, Connecticut]. Secret serv 
ice and forwarding of his intelligence. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 551 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 27 William Heath, Boston]. [Brig.] Gen. [Louis Le 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 817 

Begue] Du Pox-tail s plan for defenses of Boston; 
Capt. [David] McFall s professions [of friendship 
for America.] Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Kobert Hanson Harrison. B. VI, pt. 2, 545 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [George Mea- 

OCT. 27 sam, Springfield, Massachusetts]. Clothing for 

[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates division; old cloth 
ing, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. B. VI, pt. 2, 553 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [Goose] 

OCT. 27 Van Schaick [Camp]. Reasons for pardoning 

John Yeoman. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. VI, pt. 2, 549 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 27 Charles Scott, Bedford]. Misinformation respect 

ing British embarkation at New York; murmur 
ing of officers over orders. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. In Sparks, 
6, 101. B. VI, pt. 2, 547 

1778 Cortlandt, Philip [Van]. Near Wappin[ger] s Creek [New 

OCT. 27 York]. To [George Washington, Fredericksburg]. 

Provisions for his regiment ; need of clothing; re 
quest for a traveling forge and carpenter s tools; 
enemy near Peanpack [Pepacton, Delaware 
County, New York] and call for reenforcement. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 100 

1778 Greene, Nathanael Fredericksburg. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 27 ington [Fredericksburg]. Winter quarters and 

plan for insuring a supply of provisions. L. S. 

4 pp. F. II, pt. 1, 231 

See also: Greene. Estimate. 1778, Oct. 19. 

1778 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 27 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Clothing 

for his New Jersey brigade; officers clothing. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 28,116 

1778 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Continental Village [New York]. 

OCT. 27 To [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Po 

sition of his brigade and Col. [Philip Van] Cort- 
landt s regiment. L. S. 1 p. 28, 117 

1778 Stark, John. Albany. To [George] Washington [Freder- 

OCT. 27 icksburg]. Acknowledging orders to go to Rhode 

Island. L. S. 1 p. 28, 115 

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1778 Stark, John. Albany. To Capts. [Peter] Porter and [Dan- 

OCT. 27 iel] Pomeroy [Albany]. Discharge of their de 

tachment. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Hand to Washington, 1778, Oct. 29. 28, 144 
1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To Maj. 

OCT. 27 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Springfield, Massachusetts]. 

Quiet at Rhode Island; destination of British 
fleets; forwarding flour eastward. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Wash 
ington, 1778, Nov. 2. 28, 206 
1778 [Tilghman, Tench.] [Fredericksburg.] Return of number 
OCT. 27 of men whose term of service will expire before 
spring. Tabular statement. A. D. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 43 

1778 Vanderhovan, John. [Staten Island]. To Cornelius Van- 

OCT. 27 derhovan, Metuchen [New Jersey]. Movement 

of British troops; force on Staten Island and 
positions for winter quarters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

28, 160 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To George 

OCT. 28 Measam [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Urgent 

need of clothing; colors of uniforms issued. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton and Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt, 2, 567 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 28 [Peter] Muhlenberg [West Point]. Clothing mat 

ters; leave of absence. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VI, pt. 2, 559 
1778 Cooke, N[oah]. Fredericksburg. To George Washing- 

OCT. 28 ton, Fredericksburg. Withdrawal of complaint 

against [Capt. Henry P.] Livingston. A. L. S. 
1 p. 28, 124 

1778 Flint, Royal. [Fredericksburg.] To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] 

OCT. 28 Tilghman [Fredericksburg]. Requests informa 

tion regarding provisions collected by [Brig.] 
Gen. [Jacob] Bayley. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 134 
1778 Greene, Nathanael. Fredericksburg. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 28 ington [Fredericksburg]. [Maj.] Gen. [Philip 

John] Schuyler s proposed Canadian expedition; 
collection and repair of batteaux; request to be 
informed of the line of cantonment [for winter 
quarters] decided on. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Oct. 29. 28, 135 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 819 

1778 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [Fredericksburg.] To Col. 

OCT. 28 Clement Biddle [Camp ?] Compensation to 

[James] Willis for destruction of his grain. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. VI, pt. 2, 563 

1778 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [Fredericksburg.] To Maj. 

OCT. 28 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Hartford]. Lottery to reg 

ulate color of uniforms issued; Gates to repair to 
Boston. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 555 

[1778] H[arriso]n, R[obert] H[anson]. [Fredericksburg.] To Col. 

[OCT. 28] [William] Grayson [Camp]. Settlement of his 

accounts and proposed resignation. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. VI, pt. 2, 561 

1778 Harrison, Robert II[anson]. [Fredericksburg.] To Baron 

OCT. 28 de Kalb [Fishkill]. Clothing matters. Auto, 

draft signed. 1 p. B. VI, pt. 2, 557 

1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates 

OCT. 28 [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Forwarding intelli 

gence ; march of Convention troops. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Wash 
ington, 1778, Nov. 2. 28, 208 
1778 Hulifer, John, William Buggy and Nicholas Rabley. [Near 
OCT. 28 Bedford, New York.] Intelligence: Troops at 
Kingsbridge; Cathcart s Legion ordered to Long 
Island; [Maj.] Gen. [William] Tryon in command 
at Kingsbridge. 2 pp. Enclosed in Scott to 
Washington, 1778, Oct. 29. 28, 155 
1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 
OCT. 28 [Fredericksburg]. Feeling among people at Bos 
ton of improbability of British attack; expected 
departure of French fleet and consequent change 
of fortification plans; march of Convention 
troops; their baggage and feeling against the 
British government. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 118 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 28 [Fredericksburg]. Clothing orders; seizure of 

flour going to Boston on private account; indi 
cation of enemy s abandonment of an offensive 
war plan. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 1. 

28, 120 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 28 [Fredericksburg]. Exchange of Capt. [Nathan] 

Goodale. A. L. S. 1 p. 28,122 



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1778 McDougall, Alexander. [Fredericksburg]. To [George] 

OCT. 28 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Leave of absence 

for [Brig.] Gen. [John] Nixon; need of grain for 
the public horses. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 128 

1778 Nixon, John. New Milford [New Jersey]. To [George 

OCT. 28 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Requesting a 

furlough. Recent copy. 1 p. 27, 335 

1778 Oswald, Eleazer. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

OCT. 28 Fredericksburg]. Resignation and reasons there 

for. Recent copy. 2 pp. 28, 127 

1778 Paterson, John. Hartford. To [George Washington, 

OCT. 28 Fredericksburg]. State of clothing of his brigade. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 132 

1778 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 28 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Need of blankets 

and clothing for his brigade ; reenlistment of the 

nine month s men; their furlough and clothing. 

L. S. 1 p. 28, 131 

1778 [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] [Elizabethtown, New 

OCT. 28 Jersey.] Memorandum of intelligence: British 

embarkation and troops on Staten Island; foray 
into Monmouth; breaking up of the Staten Island 
encampment. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Stirling to Washington, 1778, Oct. 29. 28, 159 

1778 Uniforms, cloth for. Certificate of color of cloth drawn 

OCT. 28 for the various regiments by Rob[ert] H[anson] 

Harrison, R[ichard] K[idder] Meade, Tench 
Tilghman, James McHenry, Alex[ander] Hamil 
ton, Henry Ph[ilip] Livingston, C[aleb] Gibbs 
and Alexander Scammell. D. S. 1 p. with 
slips attested as drawn. W 

1778 Uniforms, cloth for. Certificate of drawing for various 

OCT. 28 regiments in event of a surplus of blue cloth by 

Rob[ert] H[anson] Harrison, James McHenry, 

C[aleb] Gibbs and Alexander Scammell. D. S. 

1 p. with slips attested as drawn. W 

[1778] Willis, James. [Fredericksburg.] Petition [to Gen. 

[OCT. 28] George Washington]. Reimbursement for loss 

of grain. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed: "Granted" 

B. VI, pt. 2, 565 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 29 Horatio Gates, Hartford]. The command at 

Boston ; dismissal of Massachusetts militia called 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEOKGE WASHINGTON 821 

out for defence of Boston; removal of Convention 
troops; fortifications at Boston. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 569 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 29 [Nathanael] Greene [Fredericksburg]. Postpone 

ment of the Canadian expedition; batteaux; dis 
position of Army in winter quarters ; British in 
New York; preparations necessary, etc. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 575 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 29 William Heath, Boston]. Want of flour. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 571 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 29 John Sullivan, Providence, Rhode Island]. State 

of American troops at Rhode Island; misinfor 
mation regarding British fleet. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 573 

[1778] Anonymous. [Near Bedford, New York]. Intelligence from 

[OCT. 29] a deserter: Troops to be left at New York; those 

that sailed for Halifax; British intentions; 
troops for the West Indies; talk of a foraging ex 
pedition. 3 pp. Enclosed in Scott to Washing 
ton, 1778, Oct. 29. 28, 152 
1778 Hand, Edward. Albany. To [George] Washington [Fred- 
OCT. 29 ericksburg]. [Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark s failure 
to report particulars of the command at Albany; 
returns; expiration of term of service of Massa 
chusetts militia; Stark s discharge of same; pro 
visions for Fort Schuyler; need of clothing for 
troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 12. 

28, 137 

1778 Hand, Edward. Albany. Orders: Revocation of dis- 

OCT. 29 charge issued by [Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark to 

Capts. [Peter] Porter s and [Daniel] Pomeroy s 

detachment. Contemporary extract. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 1778, Oct. 29. 

28, 145 

1778 Howell, Richard. [Near Sandy Hook.] To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 29 [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling, Elizabeth- 

town [New Jersey]. Capture of the New Broom 



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by the British; movements of shipping; embar 
kations. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Stirling to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 1. 28, 198 

1778 Malcom, W[illiam]. Fort Clinton [New York]. To [George 

OCT. 29 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Troops about 

Fort Washington; British embarkation and 

other preparations. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 147 

[1778] Malcom, W[illiam]. [Fort Clinton, New York.] To 

[OCT. 29J [George Washington, Fredericksburg]. Capt. 

[Edmond ?] Lewis pay. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 149 

1778 Moss, John. Philadelphia. Invoice of clothing sent to 

OCT. 29 camp [at Fredericksburg] for use of the Virginia 

troops. A. D. S. 1 p. Tabular statement. 

Countersigned by Christian Febiger. Enclosed 

in Febiger to Washington, 1778, Nov. 4. 28, 242 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 29 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Embarkation in 

telligence and evacuation of New York; enemy s 
force at Kingsbridge; difficulties in obtaining 
information; necessity of Scott s leaving the 
Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 150 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

OCT. 29 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Movement of British shipping; comple 
tion of embarkation for West Indies and Halifax; 
evacuation conjecture; Refugee association; 
Col. [Daniel] Morgan s position. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

28, 156 

[1778] Tallmadge, Benjamin. Bedford [New York]. To [Brig.] 

[OCT. 29j Gen. [Charles] Scott [near Bedford]. Intelligence 

from Long Island : British troops embarking for 
the West Indies; confirmation of capture of 
Dominica and Turks Islands by the French. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Scott to Washington, 
1778, Oct. 29. 28, 154 

1778 Tilghman, T[ench]. Fredericksburg. To Royal Flint 

OCT. 29 [Camp]. The proposed Canadian expedition; or 

ders against forwarding flour and provisions. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. VI, pt. 2, 579 

1778 Vanderhovan, John. New York. To Cornelius Vanderho- 

OCT. 29 van, Metuchen [New Jersey]. Augmentation of 

fleet; bets on Virginia being its destination; 

shipment of goods; troops on Staten Island; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 823 

guard-ships at New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
closed in Stirling to Washington, 1778, Oct. 29. 

28, 161 

1778 Clarke & Nightingale. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

OCT. 30 Thomas Mumford and Zebdial Rogers. Orders 

to purchase and forward flour to [Maj.] Gen. 
[John] Sullivan. In 1779, Mar. 1. Court of In 
quiry. 

1778 Heath, Wfilliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 30 [Fredericksburg]. March of the Convention 

troops; danger of Sir Henry Clinton attempting 
a rescue at the Hudson river crossing. A. L. S. 
1 p. 28, 162 

1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 30 [Fredericksburg]. Packet from Maj. Gen. [Wil 

liam] Phillips to Sir Henry Clinton; the former s 
behavior and arrest. L. S. 4 pp. 27, 60 

1778 Laneuville, Chevalier de. Fredericksburg. To [George] 

OCT. 30 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Granting of his 

brevet brigadiership by Congress; disinclination 
to arouse dissatisfaction and intention to depart 
for France. A. L. S. 2 pp. 27, 110 

1778 Lee, Henry, [jr.] [On the Lines.] To [Brig. Gen. Charles 

OCT. 30 Scott, near Bedford, New York]. Cautiousness 

of British; troops ordered to Long Island; two 
fleets fallen down to watering place, a third at 
the wharfs; chances of an evacuation; purpose 
of sending troops to Long Island; position to 
oppose enemy s sallies. A. L. S. 4 pp. En 
closed in Scott to Washington, 1778, Oct. 30. 

28, 176 

1778 Measam, George. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 30 [Fredericksburg]. Clothing matters; color; is 

sues to [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates troops. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 114 

1778 Measam, George. [Hartford.] Return of French clothing 

OCT. 30 forwarded to Fredericksburg from Springfield 

from Oct. 12 to 27. A. D. S. 1 p. Tabular 
statement. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

28, 113 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 30 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Intelligence from 

Maj. [Henry] Lee [jr.] ; position of Col. [Mordecai] 

Gist s regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 174 



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1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Elizabethtown [New 

OCT. 30 Jersey]. To [George] Washington, Fredericks- 

burg]. Number of British troops embarked; 
preparations for a second embarkation; evacua 
tion of New York and Rhode Island. A. L. S. 
1 p. 28, 170 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Elizabethtown [New 

OCT. 30 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Sailing of British fleets from New York; 
refusal of British to receive prisoners sent into 
the city; reports from American prisoners sent 
out; tory insistence that a strong garrison is to 
be left at New York. A. L. S. 2pp. 28,172 
1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. Permit to 

OCT. 30 Clarke & Nightingale to transport provisions. 

In 1779, Mar. 1. Court of Inquiry. 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburgh.] To Dr. [John] 

OCT. 31 Connolly, Philadelphia. Has referred his letter 

to Congress. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. E. 363 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Comte D Es- 

OCT. 31 taing, Boston]. Intelligence of the British fleet; 

chance of a British demonstration before Boston ; 
predatory warfare; a secret matter and Lord 
Carlisle s declination of Lafayette s challenge. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. In Ford, 7, 237. D. I, pt. 1, 115 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 31 [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail [Boston]. Fortifi 

cations at Boston; defenses of Philadelphia. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. VI, pt. 2, 585 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] ToMaj. [Eben- 

OCT. 31 ezer] Gray [Norwalk, Connecticut]. Reports of 

plundering of Long Island inhabitants^ preven 
tion, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VI, pt. 2, 589 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [Wil- 

OCT. 31 Ham] Malcom [West Point]. Provision supply 

[at West Point]; barracks; courts-martial; intel 
ligence from New York. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 587 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 825 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 31 Charles Scott, Bedford]. Secret service matters ; 

resignation ; criminal practices of certain officers 

in seizure and sale of goods. Draft. 3 pp. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VI, pt. 2, 581 

1778 Burro wes, John. Middletown Point [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 31 [Maj. Gen. William Alexander, Lord Stirling, 

Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Sailing of a British 
fleet from Sandy Hook; arrival of another from 
the Narrows. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Stir 
ling to Washington, 1778, Nov. 1. 28, 201 
1778 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island]. To [Brig. Gen. 
OCT. 31 Charles Scott, Near Bedford, New York]. Brit 
ish force in and about New York; destination of 
the fleet; kind of clothing shipped; news from 
England of British intentions; wood sent to 
Rhode Island and quantity in New York; sale 
of rum; Culper s fears of discovery. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Scott to Washington, 1778, 
Nov. 7. 28, 285 
1778 Flint, Royal. Fredericksburg. To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] 
OCT. 31 Tilghman [Fredericksburg]. Forwarding flour 
to the eastward; the flour supply. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 28, 189 
1778 Heath, Wplliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 
OCT. 31 [Fredericksburg]. Correspondence with Maj. 
Gen. [William] Phillips; reasons for treatment 
accorded Phillips. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Nov. 12. 28, 178 
1778 Jones, Cadwalader. [On the Lines.] To Lt. Col. [Eleazer] 
OCT. 31 Lindsey [Hackensack, New Jersey]. [Maj.] Gen. 
[Charles] Grey s intended movement. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1778, 
Oct. 31. 28, 188 
1778 Lesley, Joseph. [Fredericksburg, New York.] Examina- 
OCT. 31 tion of by James McHenry: Force of enemy 
above [King s] Bridge; position of British regi 
ments. 

Brett, George. Examination of by McHenry: British 
regiments near Fort Washington; position of the 
Hessians, etc. 1 p. In handwriting of McHenry. 

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1778 Marwin, William. Middletown Point [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 31 [Maj. Gen. William Alexander,] Lord Stirling 

[Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Movement of 

British ships. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Stirling to Washington, 1778, Nov. 1. 28, 200 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 31 Washington [Fredericksburg]. British troops 

under orders for Long Island; preparation of 

fleets; rumored loss of Jamaica. A. L. S. 1 p. 

28, 184 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

OCT. 31 Jersey]. To [George] Washington, Fredericks- 

burg]. British fleet at Sandy Hook; embarka 
tion preparations at New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 

28, 186 

[1778] Trech, - . [Fredericksburg, New York.] Examina- 

[OCT. 31?] tion of by Alexander Hamilton: Position of Hes 

sian regiments; British shipping in the [Hudson] 
River. 1 p. In handwriting of Hamilton. W 

[1778] [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord]. [Elizabethtown? 

[OCT. ?] New Jersey.] Plan of attack [on Egg Harbor, 

New Jersey]. A. D. 1 p. Endorsed by Wash 
ington: ". . . . plan for disposing the Refugees 
of Egg harbor." W 

1778 Stoddard, Josiah and Others. Bedford [New York]. To 

OCT. Col. Elisha Sheldon [Bedford]. Condition of the 

regiment [2d Light Dragoons]; Sheldon s inca 
pacity; request for him to retire. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. Original signed by 14 officers. 
Enclosed in Blackden to Washington, 1779, 
July 18. 33, 358 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. l [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. His want of flour; 

intention of British. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 1 
1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [Chevalier de] 

Nov - ! Laneuville. [Fredericksburg]. His lack of op 

portunity to serve America. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VII, 7 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 1 [John] Paterson [Hartford]. Clothing for his 

brigade. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 5 



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1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [William Al- 

Nov. 1 exander, Lord Stirling, Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Uncertainty of the situation; report of 
capture of Jamaica by the French. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 3 
1778 Beatty, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 1 Washington, Fredericksburg. Delay in obtain 

ing entrance into New York; Sir Henry Clinton s 
dismissal of [David] Franks and demand for sup 
plying provisions, etc. to British prisoners. L. S. 
2 pp. 28, 192 

1778 Lindsey, Eleazer. [Hackensack, New Jersey.] To [Maj. 

Nov. l Gen. William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Eliza 

bethtown, New Jersey]. Successful scout to Ber 
gen. Recent copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 1. 28, 197 

1778 Nixon, John. Camp Woodbury [New York], To [George] 

Nov. l Washington [Fredericksburg]. Exchange of 

Capt. [Nathan] Goodale. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 190 
1778 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Continental Village [New York]. 

Nov. l To [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Re 

questing permission to precede his regiment to 
Albany. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 194 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. l Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks 

burg]. British embarkation for the West Indies; 
feeling of the tories; news from [Lt.] Col. [Eleazer] 
Lindsey. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 195 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 2 [Peter] Muhlenberg [Highlands]. Command in 

the Highlands. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VII, 11 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 2 Israel Putnam, Highlands]. General directions 

for taking command at Hartford. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 9 

1778 Anonymous. Near Bedford [New York]. " Intelligence by 

Nov. 2 an inhabitant from York": Amount of wood 

in the wood-yards; shipment of goods; sale of 
rum; embarkation of troops; position of troops 
in the city; rumor of evacuation. A. D. of Charles 
Scott. 2 pp. Enclosed in Scott to Washington, 
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1778 Flint, Royal. Fredericksburg. To [James] McHenry 

Nov. 2 [Fredericksburg]. Thanks for Act of [New York] 

legislature transmitted; exchange of salt for 
grain. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 217 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

Nov. 2 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Letters of Heath 

and Sullivan; memorial from officers [Nov. 2, 
regarding clothing]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 204 
1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 2 [Fredericksburg]. Delay in march of Convention 

troops; request respecting sick officers; blankets 
and kettles sent Brig. Gen. [Jacob] Bayley. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Nov. 12. 28, 202 

1778 McHenry, James. [Fredericksburg.] To [Royal] Flint 

Nov. 2 [Camp]. Act for better supplying Army with 

flour and wheat; suggestion of exchange of salt. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. VII, 17 

1778 McHenry, James. Fredericksburg. To Col. G[oose] V[an] 

Nov. 2 Schaick [Peekskill]. March of his troops. Auto, 

draft signed. 1 p. B. VII, 13 

1778 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. Fredericksburg. To Col. 

Nov. 2 [Stephen] Moylan [near Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Settlement of accounts of a contractor. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. VII, 15 

1778 Measam, George. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

Nov. 2 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Return of cloth 

ing delivered [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates divi 
sion; remonstrance of officers against return of 
mens old clothing into store; forwarding cloth 
ing to Fredericksburg; clothes furnished Knox s 
Artillery. A.L. S. 3pp. 28,210 

1778 Pine, [William]. Bedford [New York]. Intelligence [from 

Nov. 2 New York]: Wood and forage supply in New 

York; tory militia; sale of rum; sailing of a 
British fleet. A. D. of Charles Scott. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Scott to Washington, 1778, Nov. 2. 

28, 216 

[1778] Poor, Enoch and Others. [Fredericksburg.] Memorial to 

[Nov. 2] Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates [Fredericksburg]. Cloth 

ing and pay for the troops; dissatisfaction that 
will be caused by compelling the soldiers to turn 
in their old clothing. D. S. by Poor and thirteen 
others. 3 pp. Endorsed by Tench Tilghman: 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 829 

"Representation of officers of Poors, Pattersons 
& Learneds Brigades on subject of Cloathing." 

W 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 2 Washington [Ffedericksburg]. Difficulty in ob 

taining intelligence; inquiry as to British forage 
and wood supply; Capt. [George] Walls efforts 
respecting the British shipping; Capt. [Eli] Leav- 
enworth s actions. A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 213 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [John] 

Nov. 3 Crane [Providence, Rhode Island]. Resignation 

of Lt. [Zaccheus] Dunnell. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 31 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 3 [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Transportation of bag 

gage of Convention troops by water; principle of 
precedence in exchanges. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VII, 19 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge.] [Fredericksburg.] To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 3 William Heath, Boston]. Difficulty in procuring 

flour; removal of Convention troops. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. VII, 21 
1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Col. Henry 
Nov. 3 Jackson [Boston]. Resignation of Lt. John Jack 
son and Ensign William Barber. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 29 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 3 John Sullivan, Providence, Rhode Island]. Maj. 

[Silas] Talbot s exploit; British fleet at Sandy 

Hook. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. VII, 25 

1778 Bland, Theodorick. Bedford [New York]. To [George 

Nov. 3 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Prospects of re- 

enlisting the men; furlough and back pay; re 
cruits from infantry to the cavalry; bounty; 
concentrating the regiment ; appointment of offi 
cers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 222 

1778 Flint, Royal. [Fredericksburg.] To [Lt.] Col. [Richard 

Nov. 3 Kidder] Meade [Fredericksburg]. Route of Con 

vention troops through Connecticut; provisions 
for them. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 225 



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1778 Gray, Ebenezer. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 3 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Accusations of 

robberies by boats sent to Long Island; expecta 
tion of intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 229 
1778 Hall, Josias Carvel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George 
Nov. 3 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Draughts en 
listed; recruiting difficulties. A. L. S. 1 p. 

28, 227 

1778 Hall, Josias Cfarvel]. [Fishkill, New York.] Keturn of 

Nov. 3 draughts and substitutes enlisted in the Second 

Maryland brigade. Tabular statement. 1 p. 

Enclosed in preceding entry. 28, 228 

1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 3 [Fredericksburg]. Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull s 

request for change of route of the Convention 
troops; difficulties; escorts, carriages and pro 
visions. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 12. 

28, 276 

1778 Howell, Richard. [Near Sandy Hook.] To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 3 [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling, Elizabeth- 

town [New Jersey]. Movements of British ship 
ping; troops embarked at New York; their desti 
nation. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Stirling 
to Washington, 1778, Nov. 6. 28, 267 

1778 McDougall, Alexander. Second Hills [New Milford, Con- 

Nov. 3 necticut]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. McDougall s orders; force of enemy in 
New York ; McDougall s opinion respecting win 
tering troops in New Jersey; scarcity of flour 
supply; clothing for Col. [Rufus] Putnam s 
regiment; furloughs; repair of roads; health of 
troops; court-martial and escape of a prisoner; 
consumption of forage; request for leave of 
absence. A. L. S. 4 pp. 28, 220 

1778 McHenry, James. [Fredericksburg.] To [William Alex- 

Nov. 3 ander,] Lord [Stirling, Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Baggage of Capt. [Nathan] Goodale. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. VII, 27 

1778 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 3 [Fredericksburg]. Minor articles forwarded; 

begs acceptance of a bear-skin; invitation to 
Mrs. [Martha] Washington; rumor of French 
capture of St. Vincent. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 218 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 831 

1778 Poor, Enoch. Hartford. To George Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 3 ericksburg]. Transmitting court-martial pro 

ceedings; need of an hospital surgeon. L. S. 
1 p. 28, 223 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord] Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 3 Jersey]. To [George] Washington, Fredericks- 

burg [New York]. Sailing of British fleet from 
New York; report of capture of Jamaica. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 160 

1778 Alden, Ichabod. Cherry Valley [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Efforts to unite 

the people ; seizure of disaffected and their stock 
at the Butternuts; sale of the effects; abuses 
endured from the civil authority; feeling between 
New York and Massachusetts inhabitants; re 
quest for removal of his regiment. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 28, 231 

1778 Downing, Timothy. [Bedford, New York]. Intelligence 

Nov. 4 from New York: British fleet at Staten Island; 

its destination; troops left on Long, Staten and 
York Islands; changes among British officers; 
enemy s intentions; distracted situation of tories; 
price of rum, bread and beef; nine-tenths of 
New York inhabitants attached to American 
cause. A. D. 2 pp. Enclosed in Scott to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 4. 28, 238 

1778 Febiger, Christian. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 4 [George Washington, Fredericksburg]. Clothing 

for Virginia troops; Washington s orders against 

clothing issues and the present case; spy-glass. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 240 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Intelligence from 

Timothy Downing and Capt. [George] Walls ; re 
port of embarkation of all the British sick; re 
quests leave of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 235 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Interference of 

[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates command with his 
own ; desire for Washington s approbation ; com 
missions for officers of Col. [David] Henley s 
regiment. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 12. 

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1778 Walls, George. [Bergen ? New Jersey.] Intelligence from 

Nov. 4 New York: British ships falling down to [Sandy] 

Hook; fleet in the East River; number of troops 

in New York and on Staten Island; successful 

raid of a scouting party near Paulus Hook. 

A. D. of Scott. 2 pp. Enclosed in Scott to 

Washington, 1778, Nov. 4. 28, 237 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [Theo- 

Nov. 5 dorick] Bland [Canaan, Connecticut]. Orders to 

direct march of Convention troops to Charlottes- 

ville, Virginia; winter quarters for his regiment. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. VII, 41 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Col. [Philip 

Nov. 5 Van] Cortlandt [Peekskill]. His regiment ordered 

to the protection of Minisink. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 39 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Comte 

Nov. 5 D Estaing, Boston]. Sailing of a fleet from New 

York; Lafayette s illness. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 1, 119 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 5 [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Sailing of a British 

fleet from New York; forwarding of letters, etc. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VII, 33 
1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To [Brig.] Gen. 
Nov. 5 [Charles] Scott [Bedford]. His relinquishment of 
command; instructions to his successor, etc. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McIIenry. 

B. VII, 37 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 5 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Sailing of British fleet from New York. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 35 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. [William] 

Nov. 5 Washington, near Bedford [New York]. In 

structions contingent upon his appointment to 
command of the 4th [Continental] Dragoons. 
L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman 

C. C. 152, 6, 439 

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1778 Armand[-Tuffiii, Charles]. [Near Fredericksburg.] To Lt. 

Nov. 5 Col. [Alexander] Hamilton [Fredericksburg]. Ac 

coutrements needed; pay for his troops; request 
for certificate of service from Washington. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 246 

1778 [Bayley, Jacob.] Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Intelligence from 

Canada ; strength and positions of British troops ; 
disposition of French inhabitants since alliance 
with France; preparations for winter expedition 
into Canada; salt-meat, flour, etc.; need of 
clothing; friendship of Canadian Indians. Un 
signed letter. 4 pp. 28, 250 

[1778] Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

[Nov. 5] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Memorandum of 

expense of spies sent into Canada. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Endorsed by McHenry: "Given an order on the 

pay-master for 5,000 Doll." 28, 252 

1778 Bedel, Timothy. Haverhill [Massachusetts]. To George 

Nov. 5 Washington, Fredericksburg. Capt. Frye Bay- 

ley s intelligence from Canada; his pay; regi 
ment raised by order of Marquis de Lafayette; 
pay and clothing needed; desire of the St. Fran 
cois Indians to be employed in proposed Canadian 
expedition. Recent copy. 2 pp. Answered 
Nov. 25. 28, 243 

1778 Bedel, Timothy. Haverhill [Massachusetts]. ToMaj.Gen. 

Nov. 5 Horatio Gates [Boston]. Capt. Frye Bayley s in 

telligence from Canada; need of pay and clo tiling 
for regiment raised by order of Lafayette ; desire 
of St. Francois Indians to aid; wishes to be in 
formed if more men are wanted. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1778, Nov. 16. 

29, 19 

1778 Flint, Royal. [Fredericksburg.] To [Lt.] Col. [Richard 

Nov. 5 Kidder] Meade [Fredericksburg]. Transmitting 

route of Convention troops from Springfield to 

Fishkill. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 256 

1778 Flint, Royal. [Fredericksburg]. Memorandum: Route of 

Nov. 5 Convention troops from Springfield [Massachu 

setts] to Fishkill [New York]. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in preceding entry. 28, 257 

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1778 Gray, Ebenezer. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Embarkation of 

troops at New York; high price of West Indies 

goods. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 258 

1778 Livingston, Henry Ph[ilip]. Fredericksburg. To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Requesting leave 

to resign. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 259 

1778 McCellen, Samuel. Woodstock [Rhode Island]. To Peter 

Nov. 5 Colt [Hartford?] Rise in prices of provisions; 

[Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan s intentions. In 1779, 
Mar. 1. Court of Inquiry. 

1778 McNanghton, Peter and Duncan McNab. [Near Bedford, 

Nov. 5 New York]. Examination of : Embarkation of 

merchants at New York; seizure of all West 
Indies goods; troops on Long Island and at 
Kingsbridge; garrison to be kept at New York; 
sale of goods. A. D. of Charles Scott. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Scott to Washington, 1778, Nov. 7. 

28, 284 

1778 Malcom, W[illiam]. Fort Clinton [New York]. To [George 

Nov. 5 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Case of [Maj. 

Elisha] Painter; clothing for his regiment; re 
moval of the chain ; small British force at Paulus 
Hook and report of evacuation of New York. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 261 

1778 Sackett, Samuel and Others. Continental Village [New 

Nov. 5 York]. To. Lt. Col. P[ierre] Regnier [Conti 

nental Village]. Requests that he apply to 
Washington to station the regiment [4th New 
York] on. Long Island Sound. L. S. by Capts. 
Sackett, John Davis, Israel Smith, Jonathan 
Titus; Lieuts. Nathaniel Norton, James Barrit, 
Abraham Hyatt, Rodolph V. Hovenbargh and 
Joseph Frilick. 1 p. Enclosed in Regnier to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 7. 12, 175 

1778 Smith, Simeon. Fort Stark [New York]. To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 5 Edward Hand, Albany]. British force at Crown 

Point and intentions against the settlements. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand 

to Washington, 1778, Nov. 10. 28, 305 

1778 Stewart, Charles. "Doctor Bryans" [Fredericksburg.] 

Nov. 5 To [Lt.l Col R[obert] H[anson] Harrison [Fred 

ericksburg]. Cols. [William] Butler and [Thomas] 
Hartley s expeditions into the Indian country; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 835 

suggested location of forts and flour magazines; 
general outline of an expedition against the In 
dian country. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 253 

[1778] [Stewart, Charles.] [Fredericksburg.] Memorandum: 

[Nov. 5] Roads leading into the Indian country and other 

information. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preced 
ing entry. 28, 255 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 6 [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Case of Maj. Gen. 

William Phillips and the Convention troops. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. VII, 45 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 6 [William] Heath [Boston]. Exchange of Capt. 

[Richard] Masters; case of [Maj.] Gen. [William] 
Phillips and the Convention troops. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade 
and Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 47 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 6 [William] Phillips [on the march to Virginia]. 

Capt. [Richard] Master s application; arrange 
ments for comfort of Convention troops on their 
march; management of all Convention troops, 
affairs under control of Congress. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. In Sparks, 
6, 105. E. 191 

1778 Gansevoort, Peter. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To Col. 

Nov. 6 [Ichabod] Alden [Cherry Valley]. Intentions of 

tories and Indians to attack Cherry Valley. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 10. 28, 306 

1778 Holker, [Jean]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 6 ericksburg]. Returning letters for Comte D Es- 

taing; sailing of the French squadron; damage 

done English fleet by late storm; conference with 

Washington. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 271 

1778 Pulaski, C[asimir, Comte]. Sussex Court House [New 

Nov. 6 Jersey]. To [George Washington, Fredericks 

burg]. Forwarding reports; lack of forage. 
L. S. 1 p. 28, 264 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 6 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Forwarding man 

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of the British and threatening retaliation] to 
British lines; reports of British embarkation; 
desertions among Eastern troops; efforts to stop 
same; Scott s retirement; Col. [Mordecai] Gist s 
ability to command. A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 269 

A broadside of this manifesto is in the Library of Congress. 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 6 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Maj. [Richard] Howell s journal; diffi 
culty in obtaining intelligence from New York; 
distress of tories; British troops near Fort Wash 
ington. L. S. 1 p. 28, 265 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 7 [Enoch] Poor [Hartford]. Approval of court- 

martial sentence of Lt. David Gilman. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VII, 53 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] Instructions 

Nov. 7 to Maj. Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Highlands]. Com 

mand at Hartford and contingent orders for 
marching to Boston. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VII, 49 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 7 [Charles] Scott [Bedford]. Conflict of authority 

between Cols. [Nathaniel] Gist and [David] Hen 
ley. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 55 

[1778] [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To [William 

[Nov. 7 1 Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Intelligence from New York. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VII, 51 

1778 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To Maj. 

Nov. 7 Gen. Horatio Gates [Boston]. Intelligence from 

Canada; attitude of Canadians; British force; 

clothing for troops; supplies collected. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 29, 22 

1778 E. P. [Secret service] Boston. Loss of H. M. S. Somer- 

Nov. 7 S et. "Extracted from Boston newspaper" 

A. D. S. 1 p. Addressed to a Maj. Cortlandt. 

Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 1778, Nov. 

10. 28, 302 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 837 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Frcd- 

Nov. 7 ericksburg]. Delay in march of Convention 

troops; state of fortifications; winter quarters 
for the Massachusetts brigade near Boston; de 
pleted state of flour magazines. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

28, 274 

1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 7 [Fredericksburg]. Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates in 

command; loss of H. M. S. Somerset and other 
ships; sailing of Comte D Estaing s squadron. 
L. S. 1 p. 28, 275 

1778 McHenry, [James.] Fredericksburg. To [Col. JohnBeatty, 

Nov. 7 Princeton, New Jersey]. [Sir Henry] Clinton s 

requisition regarding prisoners. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. VII, 57 

1778 Regnier,P[ierre]. Continental Village. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 7 ington, Fredericksburg. Request to post his 

regiment on Long Island Sound during the 
winter. A. L. S. 1 p. 12, 173 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 7 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Letter from a 

spy; withdrawal of Lt. [Caleb] Brewster s boat 
men; accounts of deserters; Scott s health. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 282 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 7 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Embarkation continuing at New York; 
garrison for protection of privateers ; movements 
of general officers ; despondency of tories ; move 
ments of British fleet; further embarkation in 
telligence; rumor of a secret British expedition 
preparing. A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 279 

1778 Williams, [Daniel]. [Near Kingsbridge, New York]. In- 

Nov. 7 telligence from New York: Removal of British 

troops from Fort Independence; embarkation 

at New York; coercion of the New Levies. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Scott to Washington, 1778, Nov. 7. 

28, 281 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] Instructions 

Nov. 8 to Col. Theodorick Bland [Canaan, Connecticut]. 

Escorting Convention troops to Fishkill. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

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1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 8 [James] Clinton [Continental Village]. Secret 

service matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VII, 67 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. Al- 

Nov. 8 exander McDougall, Camp]. Winter-quarters 

for Army; clothing for Col. [Rufus] Putnam s reg 
iment; leave of absence; sailing of British fleet 
from New York. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 63 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [William] 

Nov. 8 Malcom [West Point]. Clothing for his regiment; 

boom across the river. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 71 
1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [William Al- 
Nov. 8 exander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New 
Jersey]. [Col. Theodorick] Eland s dragoons to 
escort Convention troops to Virginia. Draft 
signed. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 61 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. Instructions to 

Nov. 8 Lt. Col. Benjamin Temple [Camp], March of 

1st Dragoons to winter quarters at Winchester, 
Virginia; reenlistments, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 77 
1778 Flint, Royal. Fredericksburg. To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] 

Nov. 8 Tilghman [Fredericksburg]. Collection of pro 

vision supplies at Albany; [Brig.] Gen. [Jacob] 
Bayley and provision supply on the Connecticut 
River; prospects for a bread supply; good effect 
of Act of the [New York] legislature [empowering 
commissaries to secure all wheat and flour in the 
state]; hindrances encountered. A. L. S. 3pp. 

28, 289 

1778 McHenry, James. [Fredericksburg] To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 8 [Nathanael] Greene [Camp]. Appointment of a 

Quartermaster to escort of the Convention 

troops to Charlottesville. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. VII, 59 

[1778] Lewis, Morgan. Albany. A return of articles belonging 

[Nov. 8] to the Quartermaster General s Department in 

the public magazine at Albany. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Tabular statement. 29, 67 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 839 

1778 McNughton, Peter. [Fredericksburg, New York.] Exam- 

No v. 8 ination of by James McHenry: Embarkation of 

regiments at New York. 

McNabb, [Duncan.] [Examination of: Embarkation at 
New York. 1 p. In handwriting of McHenry. 

W 

1778 Tilghman, Tench. [Fredericksburg.] To George Measam 

Nov. 8 [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Shirts, uniforms 

and other clothing matters. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. B. VII, 81 

[1778] Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. Fredericksburg.] To [George] 

[Nov. 9] Washington [Fishkill], Commissions for his offi 

cers; requests a recommendation to Congress; 
officers commissions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 291 
[1778] [Armand-Tuffin, Charles.] List of officers of his corps 

[Nov. 9] who have not received commissions, with ex 

planatory notes. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in pre 
ceding entry. 1 p. 28, 293 
1778 McDougall, Alexander. Camp Second Hill [New Milford, 
Nov. 9-10 Connecticut] To [George] Washington [Fred 
ericksburg]. Positions of troops; the new ar 
rangement and need of assignment of officers to 
their companies; furlough difficulty. L. S. 3 
pp. Answered Nov. 14. 28, 294 
1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 
Nov. 9 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Secret service 
matters; John Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 
madge]; intelligence from Capt. [Daniel] Wil 
liams. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 296 
[1778] Williams, [Daniel]. Intelligence from New York: Em- 
[Nov. 9] barkation of troops; regiments and their posi 
tions in vicinity of Kingsbridge ; shipment of 
stores; belief in evacuation of New York. 1 p. 
Enclosed in preceding entry. 28, 298 
1778 [Washington, George.] Poughkeepsie. To Col. [Philip 
Nov. 10 Van] Cortlandt [Rochester, Ulster County] 
Countermand of orders to take station at Mini- 
sink. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 85 
1778 Washington, George. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To 
Nov. 10 [Casimir, Comte Pulaski, Trenton]. Stationing 
cavalry at Minisink [New York] on the Dela 
ware. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 83 



840 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Anonymous. York [Pennsylvania]. To - , Phila- 

Nov. 10 delphia. Chances of Britain s acknowledgement 

of American independence; character of intelli 
gence desired. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in McDougall to Washington, 1779, Mar. 
21. 31, 17 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 10 ton [Fredericksburg]. Exchange of Convention 

troops. Contemporary copy by Richard Kidder 

Meade. 1 p. C. C. 152, 6, 493 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 10 [Fredericksburg]. March of the Convention 

troops; baggage sent by water; departure of 
French fleet; officers of H. M. S. Somerset; 
[Maj.] Gen. [William] Phillips request for a pass 
for Lt. [William] Campbell; Sir Henry Clinton s 
refusal of Phillips requisitions for money for the 
Convention officers. A. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 299 

1778 Hand, Edward. Albany. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 10 ericksburg]. State of stores and supplies at Fort 

Schuyler, Cherry Valley and Schoharie; efforts 
to reenforce; advance of the enemy; diversion 
toward Crown Point; men of [Col. Ichabodi 
Alden s regiment at West Point. L. S. 2 pp. 

28, 303 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 10 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Capt. [Eli] Leav- 

enworth s intelligence of British troops on Long 
Island; Scott s loss of confidence in Leaven- 
worth; charge of plundering; forwarding an es 
caped prisoner. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 307 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov - 10 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Probability of 

British evacuating Rhode Island; loss of H. M. S. 

Somerset and demonstration of [Vice] Adml. 

[John] Byron s fleet off Boston. A. L. S. 1 p. 

28, 301 

1778 Virginia, Assembly. Resolve: Ordering baise from the 

Nov. 10 public store for officers waist-coats and woolen 

caps and blankets. Contemporary copy by 
James Wood. Enclosed in Wood to Washing 
ton, 1779, Jan. 17. 30, 109 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 841 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [John Mitchell, 

Nov. 11 Philadelphia]. Table-cloths, trunks, etc. ; springs 

for Mrs. [Martha] Washington s carriage; her 

stay in Philadelphia. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

P. I, pt. 2, 203 

1778 Fisher, Frederich. Tryon County [New York]. To [Brig.] 

Nov. 11 Gen. [Edward] Hand [Caughnawaga, New York]. 

Account from Cherry Valley. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. On verso of Klock to Hand, 1778, 

Nov. 12. 

1778 Greene, N[athanael]. [Fredericksburg.] To [George] 

Nov. 11 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Use of invalids 

as wagoners. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 314 

1778 Hand, Edward. Albany. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 11 ericksburg]. No news of enemy ; a court-martial 

proceedings; need of clothing for Pennsylvania 
Rifle Corps; continuance in service of New York 
Ranging companies. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 309 
1778 Hand, Edward. [Albany.] Return of loss sustained by 

Nov. 11 regiment under command of the late Col. Ichabod 

Alden. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 18. 29, 68 

1778 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To William Whiting, 

Nov. 11 Salisbury [Connecticut], Questions respecting 

condition and capacity of his [iron] furnace. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Hay to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 22. 29, 140 

1778 Meade, Rpchard] Kfidder]. [Poughkeepsie.] ToMaj.Gen. 

Nov. 11 [Nathanael] Greene [Camp]. Invalids to be em 

ployed as wagoners. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VII, 87 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 11 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks 

burg]. Sir Henry Clinton s absence from New 
York and its meaning; destination of British 
fleet; vessels at the watering place; troops with 
drawn from Kingsbridge ; Morristown and Kings- 
ferry road. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 312 
1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To [Lt.] Col. 
Nov. 12 [William] Butler [Schoharie]. Arrangement for 
winter-quarters and station at Wyoming; leave 
of absence, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. VII, 97 



842 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 12 [Edward] Hand [Albany]. Bounty and clotliing 

matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VII, 95 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 12 [William] Heath [Boston]. Convention troops 

matters. Draft. Ip. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 89 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 12 [John] Sullivan [Providence Rhode Island]. Com 

missions for officers of Col. [David] Henley s regi 
ment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VII, 91 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 12 [Peter] Muhlenberg [Highlands]. Reenlistment 

in Virginia; bounties; clothing, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 93 

Same to the commanding officer of Woodford s and Scott s brigades. 

1778 Brown, Adam. Schoharie [New York]. Deposition: Force 

Nov. 12 of British and Indians en route to attack Cherry 

Valley. D. S. with a mark. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Hand to Washington, 1778, Nov. 16. 29, 69 

1778 Greene, C[hristopher]. East Greenwich [Rhode Island]. 

Nov. 12 To [Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, Providence]. Ar 

rival of a British fleet off Rhode Island. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 1778, 
Nov. 13. 29, 147 

1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 12 [Fredericksburg]. Taking of the command by 

Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates; Maj. Gen. [William] 
Phillips case ; trouble and difficulty given by the 
Convention troops. L. S. 3 pp. 28, 315 

1778 Klock, Jacob. Four miles from Cherry Valley [New York]. 

Nov. 12 To [Brig.] Gen. [Edward] Hand [Caughnawaga, 

New York]. Massacre in Cherry Valley. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 13. 28, 327 

1778 Malcom, W[illiam]. Fort Clinton [New York]. To George 

Nov. 12 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Lack of men nec 

essary to carry on work on fortifications; Col. 
[Loammi] Baldwin s stoppage of wood-cutters 
work; need of rum. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 319 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 843 

1778 Richards, George. Boston. Invoice of arms, ammunition 

Nov. 12 and clothing shipped from Nantes, France to the 

United States by John Daniel Schweighauser in 
the U. S. S. Providence. A. D. S. 1 p. Extract 
from the original invoice. Enclosed in Whipple 
to Washington, 1778, Nov. 12. 28, 323 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 12 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Introducing John 

Temple. L. S. 1 p. 28, 317 

1778 Walls, G[eorge]. Bergen [New Jersey]. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 12 [Charles] Scott, Bedford [New York]. British 

camps near Forts Independence and Washing 
ton; Hessians crossing to Long Island; number 
of troops embarked and garrison to be left at 
New York; reenforcement of Paulus Hook; tory 
prisoners forwarded. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Scott to Washington, 1778, Nov. 14. 

28, 342 

1778 Whipple, Abraham. Boston. To George Washington 

Nov. 12 [Fredericksburg]. Account of his cruise [in the 

U. S. S. Providence} to France and return with 

stores and supplies. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 321 

1778 Williams, Daniel. Young s House [near Kingsbridge, 

Nov. 12 York]. To Brig. Gen. [Charles] Scott, Bedford 

[New York]. Embarkation of Hessians at New 

York. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Scott to Washington, 1778, Nov. 14. 28, 340 

1778 Wood, James. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

Nov. 12 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Lethargy of the 

Virginia legislature; deficiency in Virginia s 
quota of troops and the reasons; land bounty 
and its effect; officers memorial regarding lands; 
slowness of the legislature; neglect in State re 
specting clothing and stores for the Virginia 
troops. A. L. S. 3 pp. 34, 261 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg]. To [Lt. Col. 

Nov. 13 Pierre Regnier, Continental Village ? New York]. 

Representation of officers as to winter-quarters; 

incursions on Long Island. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 101 

1778 Biddle, Clement. Quaker Hill [New York?]. ToMaj.Gen. 

Nov. 13 [Nathanael] Greene [Fredericksburg]. Difficulty 

in obtaining forage in vicinity of camp; resolve of 



844 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Congress prohibiting use of wheat for forage ; ac- 
. tion of people in holding back their grain; need 
of a remedy. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Greene 
to Washington, 1778, Nov. 14. 28, 347 

1778 Bland, Theodorick. Enfield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [Fredericksburg]. March of the Con 

vention troops; escort; route, etc.; [Brig.] Gen. 
[James] Hamilton s disposition; behavior of the 
troops; line of march laid out. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

28, 328 
1778 Clarke, Jonathan. Bedford [New York]. To [George 

Nov. 13 Washington, Fredericksburg]. March of the Con 

vention troops and Clarke s orders; request for 
passport. A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 148 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 13 ericksburg]. Introducing [John] Dodge lately 

escaped from Canada. L. S. 1 p. 28, 324 

1778 Gibson, George. [Lancaster ? Pennsylvania.] To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Sentiments on 

chastising the Western Indians; need of reducing 

Detroit; description of the country; general plan 

of campaign. A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1778 Gray, Ebenezer. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Embarkation of 

troops at New York; sale of horses; greater part 
of large ships of war have left New York. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 28, 33-2 

1778 Hand, Edward. Coughnawaga [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Suddenness of en 

emy s descent on Cherry Valley and tardiness of 
militia in turning out; enclosing accounts of the 
massacre. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 326 

1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Detention of 

Commissary [Jonathan Clarke]; advance of small 
body of enemy s cavalry. A. L. S. 1 p. 

29, 169 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 13 Jersey] To [George] Washington [Fredericks 

burg]. Third embarkation at New York. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 330 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Reported arrival 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 845 

of a British fleet at Rhode Island; British troops 
sailed from New York; West Indies islands cap 
tured by the French; preparations to evacuate 
Rhode Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 146 

1778 Whiting, Daniel. Fort Alden [New York]. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 13 Edward Hand [Caughnawaga, New York]. At 

tack on the fort; pressing need of reenforcement. 
Contemporary copy by Tench Tilghman. 

C. C. 152, 6, 541 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Commis- 

Nov. 14 sary Jonathan] Clarke [New York]. Permission 

to join the Convention troops; conveyance of 
necessaries and money. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. E. 195 
1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Fredericksburgh.] To Sir Henry 
Nov. 14 Clinton [New York]. Has referred his proposi 
tion of exchange of Convention troops to Con 
gress. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. E. 365 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 
Nov. 14 James Clinton [Peekskill]. Clothing for Conven 
tion troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 105 
1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 
Nov. 14 [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Probability of evacua 
tion of New York; obtaining intelligence from 
Canada and Nova Scotia; establishment of flour 
magazines to eastward. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 99 
1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [Maj.] Gen. 
Nov. 14 [Alexander] McDougall [near Fredericksburg]. 
Posting of troops; British naval losses. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 103 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 14 Charles Scott, Bedford]. Calling in of Comte 

D Estaing s Declarations; Convention troops 

matters. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. In Ford, 7, 260, note. B. VII, 107 

D Estaing s Declaration, dated Oct 28, 1778, was addressed "In the 
Name of the King to all the Ancient Frenchmen of North America." A 
translation by John Laurens is in C. C. 59, 2, 147. 

1778 Andrews, Benjamin. Boston. To [George] Washington 

Nov 14 [Fredericksburg]. Forwarding cloth and trim 

mings for a surtout. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 335 



846 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 DU Clos, Francis. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 14 Washington [Fredericksburg]. His court-martial 

and dismissal from the Army; statement of his 

case and plea for justice. A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 344 

1778 Durkee, John. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 14 ington [Fredericksburg]. Repair of highways; 

no intelligence of enemy; Durkee s wounds. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 333 

1778 Fonda, Jellis. [New York frontier.] To Col. G[oose] Van 

Nov. 14 Schaick [Mt Johnson, New York]. Attack on 

Fort Plank. Contemporary copy by Tench Tilgh- 
man. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 1778, 
Nov. 18. C. C. 152, 6, 541 

1778 Gordon, James. Fort Plank [New York]. To Col. Goose 

Nov. 14 Van Schaick [Mt. Johnson, New York]. Capture 

of Fort Alden. Contemporary copy by Tench 
Tilghman. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Washing 
ton, 1778, Nov. 18. C. C. 152, 6, 541 
1778 Greene, Nathanael. Fredericksburg. To [George] Wash- 
Nov. 14 ington [Fredericksburg]. State of the Forage 
Department; difficulties inflicted by Congress 
and restrictive laws of States adjacent to camp; 
ill success of collecting forage under the New 
York law; request for an impress warrant. L. S. 
1 p. 28, 345 
1778 lewis, George. Bristol [Connecticut]. To [George] Wash- 
Nov. 14 ington [Fredericksburg, New York], Transmits 
returns of [Baylor s] dragoons; sale of worn out 
horses. A. L. S. 1 p. 60, 97 
1778 lewis, G[eorge] Bristol [Connecticut], Return of Third 
Nov. 14 [Continental] Dragoons. Tabular statement. 
D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 60, 98 
1778 Scott, Charles. Near Bedford [New York], To [George] 
Nov. 14 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Foray of enemy; 
encounter with a militia party; intelligence for 
warded. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 339 
1778 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Fredericksburg [New York]. To 
Nov. 14 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Provi 
sions obtainable in the North; [Brig.] Gen. [Ja 
cob] Bayley s demand ; supplies to be at Albany 
by the middle of April. A. L. S. 2 pp. 28, 337 
1778 Whiting, Daniel. Cherry Valley [New York]. To [Lt.] 
Nov. 14 Col. [William] Butler [en route to Cherry Valley]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 847 

Withdrawal of the enemy; Col. [Jacob] Klock s 

delay in marching to the Valley; refusal of Col. 

[Frederick] Fisher to assist inhabitants; killed 

and wounded. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Hand 

to Washington, 1778, Nov. 18. 29, 70 

1778 Clyde, Samuel. [Near Cherry Valley, New York.] To Col. 

Nov. 15 [Frederick] Fisher [Try on County, New York]. 

False alarm of Fort [Alden] capture. A. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 1778, 

Nov. 18. 29, 73 

1778 Collier, William. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To [Maj. 

Nov. 15 John Carter, Cambridge]. Paper [Continental] 

dollars to be distributed [to the Convention 

troops] ; source of obtaining it and secret to be 

kept. Contemporary extract by Bland. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Bland to Washington, 1778, Nov. 21. 

29, 132 

1778 Cortlandt, Philip [Van]. Rochester [Ulster County, New 

Nov. 15 York]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Protection of the frontier. A. L. S. 1 p. 

29, 2 

1778 Fisher, Frederick and Others. Coughnawaga [New York], 

Nov. 15 To [Brig.] Gen. [Edward] Hand, Albany. Peti 

tion of inhabitants of the Mohawk District to sta 
tion Van Schaick s regiment at Johnstown to pro 
tect the frontier ; pray erection of block-house at 
Sacondaga and removal of tories. D. S. by 
Fisher, Jellis Fonda, John Nukerk; Zeph. Batch- 
eller, John Fonda and Volkert Veiden. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 1778, Nov. 18. 

29, 75 

[1778] Pulaski, C[asimir, Comte]. Sussex Court House [New Jer- 

Nov. 15 sey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. 

His orders to take post at Coles Fort; better ad 
vantages of Rosecrantz; requests permission to 
visit Philadelphia; his corps; recommendation 
of Comte Kalkowski. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In 
French) Answered Nov. 24. 29, 5 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 29, 6. 

1778 Schuyler, [Philip John] Saratoga. To Brig. Gen. [Ed- 

Nov. 15 ward] Hand [Albany]. Col. [Seth] Warner s reg 

iment at Fort Stark; request for three companies 
of Van Schaick s regiment. Contemporary ex 
tract. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 
1778, Nov. 18. 29, 72 



848 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

Nov. 15 Fredericksburg. Delay in St. Glair s court-mar 

tial; opinion of Congress intention respecting 
[Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; Mrs. St. Glair s health; 
request for leave of absence. A. L. S. 2pp. 29,7 
1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 15 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. British fleet at Sandy Hook; troops 
aboard and its destination; fortification scheme 
for Refugees on Long Island; damage to British 
fleet by storm; opportunity for Comte D Es- 
taing; arrivals of dismasted British ships at New 
York. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 19. 

29, 9 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 15 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Report of British 

intention to evacuate Rhode Island and loss of 
St. Christopher; reported outcome of second en 
gagement between Admiral Keppel and the 
French [off Ushant]. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Nov. 18. 28, 318 

[1778] Weltner, L[udowick]. [Fredericksburg?] To [George 

[Nov. 15] Washington, Fredericksburg]. Necessity of 

resigning. Recent copy. 1 p. 29, 4 

1778 Whitcomb, Benjamin. Rutland [New Hampshire Grants]. 

Nov. 15 Return of three Independent Companies of Ran 

gers under command of. Tabular statement. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Washing 
ton, 1778, Nov. 20. 29, 106 
1778 Washington,] G[eorge.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig. Gen. 
Nov. 16 James Clinton, Peekskill]. Ordering his brigade 
to Albany; clothing for Convention troops in 
flag-vessel. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 119 
1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Brig. Gen. 
Nov. 16 Edward Hand, Albany]. Cherry Valley massa 
cre; defense of the frontier; posting of troops, 
etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Sparks, 6, 111. B. VII, 121 
1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 
Nov. 16 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Cherry Valley 
massacre and defense of the frontier; British 
naval losses. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 111 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 849 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [William Alex- 

Nov. 16 ander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Troops ordered to the Minisink; British 
naval losses; strength of British in New York. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henry. B. VII, 117 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Col.] Jere- 

Nov. 16 miah Wadsworth [Camp]. Questions relative to 

collecting supplies at Albany. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. B. VII, 125 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Lt.] Col. 

Nov. 16 [Ludowick] Weltner [Camp]. His resignation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. VII, 123 

1778 Butler, W[illiam]. Schoharie [New York]. To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 16 Edward Hand, Albany]. Efforts to reach Cherry 

Valley ; want of shoes for his troops ; deposition 

of a British deserter [Adam Brown]. L. S. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 1778, Nov. 18. 

29, 76 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 16 ericksburg]. Intelligence from Canada. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Nov. 25. 29, 17 

1778 Greene, Nathanael. Fredericksburg. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 16 ington [Fredericksburg]. Violence offered by 

commissioned officers to Wagon-masters; com 
plaint of the warrant officers and intention to 
leave the service unless protected; requests 
Washington s orders in restraint. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

29, 36 

1778 Greene, Nathanael. Fredericksburg. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 16 ington [Fredericksburg]. Ketention of troops 

employed in forage transportation and as masons 
at Fishkill; need of ferrymen; requests clue to 
person in Forage Department who has betrayed 
his trust. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 37 

1778 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. To John Pierce, jr [Camp]. 

Nov. 16 Sending of money to Albany. Auto, draft signed 

1 p. B. VII, 127 

1778 Henley, David. Bedford [New York.] To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 16 ington [Fredericksburg]. Sailing of a British fleet 

from Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 11 

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850 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Henley, David. Bedford [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 16 ington, Fredericksburg. Col. [Nathaniel] Gist s 

claim to command of the light corps. Recent 

copy. 1 p. 29, 13 

1778 [Henley, David.] [Bedford, New York.] Lt. [Daniel] 

Nov. 16 Williams and Capt. [George] Walls reports: 

Embarkation of Hessians at New York and 

other troop movements; erection of huts and 

stables at Kingsbridge. Nov. 18: Movement 

of British troops on the Jersey side; ships in 

North River and ship movements; building of 

huts and stables. A. D. 4 pp. Enclosed in 

Henley to Washington, 1778, Nov. 19. 29, 84 

1778 Huntingdon, Jedidiah. New Milford [Connecticut]. To 

Nov. 16 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Clothing 

for Connecticut troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 33 

[1778] Jarvis, - (Mrs) [Horseneck, Connecticut]. Exami- 

Nov. 16 nation of : Embarkation of Hessians ; seizure of 

forage; garrison for New York; positions of 

British troops. 

Cockran, - Examination of: Sailing of British fleet 
for the West Indies; another fleet reported 
for St. Augustine; ships and troops at New 
York; embarkation of Refugee families; reported 
capture of the Cork provision fleet by the French. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1778, 
Nov. 16. 29, 32 

[1778] Lawrence, Jonathan. [Fort Clinton?] Intelligence from 
[Nov. 16] New York: Position and number of troops at 

and around Kingsbridge; British shipping; force 
at Paulus Hook and in New York City. A. D. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Malcom to Washington, 1778, 
Nov. 16. 29, 25 

1778 Measam, George. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [Lt.] 

Nov. 16 Col. [Tench] Tilghman [Fredericksburg]. Cloth 

ing issued and wanted; efforts to forward re 
maining supplies to camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Nov. 25. 29, 26 

1778 Malcom, W[illiam]. Fort Clinton [New York]. To 

Nov. 16 [George Washington, Fredericksburg] Trans 

mitting intelligence from New York. A. L. S. 
1 p. 29, 23 

1778 Parsons, Samuel Holden. Horseneck [Connecticut]. To 

Nov. 16 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. For- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 851 

warding examinations of persons who lately left 
New York; distress inflicted by small parties of 
. the enemy; stationing of a brigade on the sea- 
coast and request for the command. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 29, 30 

1778 Pierce, John, jr. Pay Office. [Fredericksburg.] To [Lt.j 

Nov. 16 Col. [Robert Hanson] Harrison [Fredericksburg]. 

Requests directions for sending money to Albany. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 16. W 

1778 Ten Broeck, Abraham. Middle Fort Schoharie [New 

Nov. 16 York]. To [Brig.] Gen. [Edward] Hand [Albany]. 

Decision of council of officers that no troops can 

be spared from Schoharie; efforts to draw out 

the militia. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 78 

1778 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Fredericksburg. To [George] 

Nov. 16 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Collection of sup 

plies at Albany ; beef that can be stored at New- 
bury. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 28 

1778 Whitcomb, Benjamin. Rutland [New Hampshire Grants]. 

Nov. 16 To [Brig. Gen. Edward Hand, Albany]. Advance 

of enemy on Lake [Champlain] ; skirmishes; de 
struction accomplished by British and their re 
treat. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Hand to Washington, 1778, Nov. 20. 29, 106 

1778 Whiting, William. Salisbury [Connecticut]. To [Lt.] 

Nov. 16 Col. [Udny] Hay [Fishkill, New York]. Lack of 

money to operate the [iron] furnace, and of [char-] 
coal and wood to fire it; men, animals and supplies 
necessary; capacity and price of casting various 
weights of cannon. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 
Enclosed in Hay to Washington, 1778, Nov. 22. 

29, 141 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 17 Alexander McDougall, Hartford]. Orders to 

march his division to Danbury. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 133 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig.] Gen. 

17 [Enoch] Poor [Hartford], Instructions for es 

corting the Convention troops to Fishkill. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. VII, 135 



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1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 17 Israel Putnam, Hartford]. Massachusetts bri 

gades ordered to Danbury; accounts of Lt. 
[Elihu?] Trowbridge. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VII, 129 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [Theo- 

Nov. 17 dorick] Bland [Enfield, Connecticut]. Settlement 

of a plan for escorting the Convention troops 
to Charlottesville [Virginia]. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 139 
[1778] Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. [Fredericksburg.] To [George] 
Nov. 17 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Request for rec 

ommendation to Congress for his officers com 
missions and a brigadier-ship ; hard service per 
formed by his troops ; difficulties with officers of 
[Maj. John Paul] Schott s corps; officers desiring 
to go to France; need of Washington s approba 
tion to obtain things from Congress. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 29, 45 

1778 Hazen, Moses. Hartford [Connecticut]. To George Wash- 

Nov. 17 ington [Fredericksburg]. Need of leggings and 

mittens in case of a Canadian expedition; supply 
of stroud cloth at Hartford and its fitness for the 
purpose. A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 38 

1778 McDougall, Alexander. Hartford. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 17 ton [Fredericksburg]. [Brig.] Gen. [Jedidiah] 

Huntington in command; Mrs. McDougaU s 
health; expectation of rejoining the Army; Brit 
ish naval losses. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 47 
1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 
Nov. 17 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks 
burg]. Return of British transport fleet to the 
watering place; damage sustained by Byron s 
fleet. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 53 
1778 Tilghman, Tench. Fredericksburg. To [Col. Jeremiah 
Nov. 17 Wadsworth, Camp]. Queries as to his estimates 
of supplies possible to collect at Albany. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. VII, 137 
1778 Trescott, Lemuel. Pawtucket [Rhode Island]. To [George] 
Nov. 17 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Return of officers 
in Col. [David] Henley s regiment; Trescott s case 
and rank. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 26. 

29, 48 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 853 

1778 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Fredericksburg. To [Lt.] Col. 

Nov. 17 [Tench] Tilghman [Fredericksburg]. Salt-meat 

and flour to be collected at Albany and Newbury 
[New Hampshire]; [Brig.] Gen. [Jacob] Bayley s 
mistake in calculating the resource of the coun 
try. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 51 

A contemporary copy, 29, 50. 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Col. Thomas 

Nov. 18 Clark, Camp]. Orders to take post at [Smith s] 

Clove to prevent desertions from the Convention 

troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. VII, 157 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Col. David 

Nov. 18 Henley, Bedford, New York]. Tabulation of 

secret intelligence; watchfulness for Convention 

deserters. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. VII, 153 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 18 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Litchfield, Connecticut]. 

Guard against desertions from the Convention 

troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 

Kidder Meade. B. VII, 151 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Baron de 

Nov. 18 Kalb [Fishkill]. Escort for the Convention 

troops; guard against desertions. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 147 

1778 [Washington, George.] Eredericksburg. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 18 [Enoch] Poor [Hartford]. Instructions for escort 

ing the Convention troops. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VII, 151 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 18 [Israel] Putnam, Hartford. Change of orders of 

[Brig.] Gen. [Enoch] Poor relative to escort of 
Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 141 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 18 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

British embarkation at New York; Sullivan s 
authority to [Thomas] Mumf ord to purchase flour 
in Connecticut and resultant high prices. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 
Washington. B. VII, 143 



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1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To Maj. [Ben- 

Nov. 18 j amin] Tallmadge [Bedford]. Information of Brit 

ish to be obtained by spies in New York. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Kichard Kidder Meade. 

B. VII, 159 

1778 Bigelow, John. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 18 [Fredericksburg]. Blankets, shoes, etc., in store 

at Hartford; clothing issued officers by order of 
[Brig.] Gen. [Enoch] Poor. A. L. S. 1 p. 

29, 62 

[1778] [Bigelow, John.] [Hartford] Account of goods on hand. 

[Nov. 18] i p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 29, 64 

1778 Hand, Edward. Albany. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 18 ericksburg]. Attack on Cherry Valley; false re 

port of capture of Fort Alden; request of inhab 
itants of the Mohawk district for a regiment; 
necessity of offensive measures to guard the fron 
tier; erection of a block-house at Saundaga; ad 
vantage of posting troops at head of Oswego Lake. 
L. S. 2 pp. 29, 65 

1778 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York.] To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 18 ton, Fredericksburg. Condition of Salisbury iron 

furnace. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 55 

1778 Heath, W[illiam]. Koxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Sundry officers 

resigned and discharged from the service. L. S. 
3 pp. 29, 57 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Khode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 18 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Position of [Vice] 

Adml. [John] Byron s ships; reported capture of 
a 64-gun ship by the French. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Nov. 26. 29,61 
1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 
Nov. 19 [Jedidiah] Huntington [D anbury, Connecticut]. 
Clothing for Connecticut troops and charges of 
discrimination. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison and Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. VII, 167 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig. Gen. 
Nov. 19 Alexander McDougall, Danbury, Connecticut]. 
Orders governing his march to Danbury. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 163 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 855 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [William 

Nov. 19 Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Need of intelligence of strength of Brit 
ish in New York; improper traffic of spies; win 
ter quarters for Col. [Stephen] Moylan s cavalry. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. VII, 161 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

Nov. 19 Wadsworth [Camp]. Establishment of maga 

zines at Albany and on the Connecticut River. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 171 

1778 Booth, Benjamin. [New York.] Call for a meeting of 

Nov. 19 inhabitants to declare their sentiments previous 

to departure of the [Peace] Commissioners. Broad 
side. 1 p. Enclosed in Tallmadge to Washing 
ton, 1778, Nov. 29. 29, 216 

1778 Henley, David. Bedford [New York]. To [George Wash- 

Nov. 19 ington, Fredericksburg]. Forwarding intelli 

gence; [Lt.] Col. [Isaac] Sherman s orders; ques 
tion of furloughs; efforts to obtain intelligence; 
orders to Maj . [John] Steward [measures covering 
the march of the Convention troops]. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 29, 82 

1778 Henley, David. Bedford [New York.] To [George Wash- 

No v. 19 ington, Fredericksburg]. Intelligence through 

Capt. [Eli] Leavenworth; [Vice] Adml. [John] 
Byron s meeting with the French fleet; fexv troops 
in New York; intention to garrison New York; 
Leavenworth to be ordered to join his regiment. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 86 

1778 Malcom, W[illiam]. Fort Clinton [New York]. To [George 

Nov. 19 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Want of timber 

for barrack and store buildings; suggests sending 
to the Highlands the lower-deck guns of British 
frigate wrecked on Cape Cod [H. M. S. Somerset]. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 88 

1778 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Horseneck [Connecticut]. To 

Nov. 19 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. British 

ships damaged by storm; shipping at New York; 

transports at Staten Island ; answer to merchants 

enquiring as to the evacuation of New York; 



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efforts to obtain intelligence; lack of communi 
cation between light infantry and troops sta 
tioned at Horseneck. A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 95 

1778 Putnam, Israel. Hartford. To [George Washington, 

Nov. 19 Fredericksburg.] Cause of delay hi his march; 

[Brig.] Gen. [Enoch] Poor s start to meet the Con 
vention troops. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 20. 

29, 97 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 19 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Report of disabled British ship off Deal. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 98 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 19 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Col. [David] Hen 

ley s officers. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 26. 

29, 94 

1778 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 19 Washington, Fredericksburg. Delay of [Samuel] 

Culper s letters; conveyance of same; Culper s 

caution. A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 92 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. Commission to 

Nov. 20 Lt. Cols. Robert Hanson Harrison and Alexander 

Hamilton to negotiate an exchange of prisoners. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 6, 519 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. Warrant to Col. 

Nov. 20 [Clement] Biddle [Quaker Hill, New York]. Im 

pressment of forage. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. B. VII, 207 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To Sir Henry 

Nov. 20 Clinton [New York]. Transmitting resolution of 

Congress respecting Lt. Col. [John] Connolly. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McIIenry. 

E. 197 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 20 [James] Clinton [Peekskill]. Orders him to Albany; 

cooperation with [Brig.] Gen. [Edward] Hand 

in defense of the frontiers. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 195 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 20 [Edward] Hand [Albany]. Clothing matters; 

troops ordered to the Northward and to Mini- 



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sink; cooperation with [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clin 
ton in protection of the frontier. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 199 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] To Col. [David] 

Nov. 20 Henley [Bedford, New York]. Intelligence to be 

obtained of British strength in New York; offi 
cers to join their corps. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHemy. B. VII, 205 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Baron de Kalb, 

Nov. 20 Fishkill]. Marching orders; prevention of deser 

tions from the Convention troops, etc. Draft 
signed. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. VII, 193 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 20 Alexander McDougall, Danbury, Connecticut]. 

[Brig.] Gen. [John] Nixon s brigade to march to 
the Continental Village. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. B. VII, 191 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Col. [William] 

Nov. 20 Malcom [West Point]. Proposed visit to head 

quarters; watch over of Convention troops. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil 
ton. B. VII, 203 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 20 [Peter] Muhlenberg [Highlands]. Orders to go 

into winter quarters at Middlebrook. Draft. 
1 p. Partially in handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VII, 197 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 20 Israel Putnam, Hartford]. Orders for marching 

troops to Danbury and Fishkill. Draft signed. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 185 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 20 Israel Putnam, Hartford]. Marching orders for 

[Brig.] Gen. [Enoch] Poor and guard for the Con 
vention troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 189 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 20 Philip John Schuyler, Albany]. General consid- 



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erations of proposed Canadian Expeditions; 
routes; methods, etc. Auto, draft signed. 11 pp. 
In Ford, 7, 265. B. VII. 173 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To Maj. [Benja- 

Nov. 20 mm] Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Secret 

agent C [Samuel Culper]. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VII, 209 

1778 Arnold, Benedict]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 20 ton [Fredericksburg]. Pleasure in aiding [Brig.] 

Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail; British reten 
tion of New York; French capture of St. Vincent. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 102 

1778 Biddle, Clement. Quaker Hill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 20 [Nathanael] Greene [Fredericksburg]. Necessity 

of an impress-warrant to obtain forage. A. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1778, 

Nov. 20. 29, 127 

1778 Bland, Theodorick. Canaan [Connecticut]. To [George 

Nov. 20 Washington, Fredericksburg]. March of Conven 

tion troops; non-appearance of militia escort and 
refusal of present escort to proceed farther. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 28, 212 

1778 Crary, [Archibald.] Little Compton [Rhode Island]. To 

Nov. 20 [Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, Providence]. Arrival 

of a British fleet at Rhode Island. Contemporary 
extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washing 
ton, 1778, Nov. 23. 29, 172 

1778 Emlen, George. Whitemarsh [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 20 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Request for set 

tlement of his claim for damages done his planta 
tion fences and wood by the Army. A. L. S. 1 p. 

29, 117 

1778 Greene, Nathanael. Fredericksburg. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 20 ington [Fredericksburg]. Lack of forage; re 

quests an impress-warrant. A. L. S. 1 p. 29,126 

1778 Hand, Edward. Albany. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 20 ericksburg]. Maj. [Benjamin] Whitcomb s corps; 

his want of stores; provision necessary for an 
expedition into the Indian country; defraying 
expense of muster-master s trip to Rutland. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 104 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 859 

1778 Huntington, Jedidiah. Danbuiy [Connecticut]. To 

Nov. 20 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. March 

of his troops and present position. A. L. S. 1 p. 

29, 118 

1778 Hnntington, Jedidiah. Danbury [Connecticut]. To 

Nov. 20 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Orders 

to [Brig.] Gen. [John] Nixon; clothing for Hun- 
tington s brigade. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 120 

1778 Malmedy, [Franpois, Marquis de], Philadelphia. To 

Nov. 20 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Intended 

return to France; request for a certificate of 
service. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 108 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 20 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks 

burg]. Col. [Oliver] Spencer s regiment ordered 
to Coles Fort and other troop movements; ac 
count of British troops which sailed in the 
different fleets; damage done British fleet by 
storm; movement of Hessians to Long Island; 
British strength and position of troops ; prepara 
tions in fleet; officers movements; reports of 
naval losses by storms and capture of store ships. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 114 

[1778] Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Estimate of British 

[Nov. 20] troops embarked and at New York, Staten and 

Long Island. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 29, 116 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 20 Washington, Fredericksburg. Sullivan s difficul 

ties caused by conduct of commissaries; efforts 
to feed the Army; assistance given by Clark & 
Nightingale; purchases of meat and flour; stop 
page of transportation of latter. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Nov. 26. 29, 112 

1778 Wheelock, John. Pauldings [Pawlings] Precinct [New 

Nov. 20 York]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks- 

burg]. Principles on which Col. [Timothy] Be 
del s regiment [of New Hampshire militia] was 
raised and reasons for continuing the same. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 110 

1778 Virginia, Assembly. Resolves: Apportioning clothing 

Nov. 20 and blankets among the Virginia troops; present 

of geldings to Washington. Contemporary copy 



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by James Wood. On same page with Assembly 
Resolve of Nov. 10. Enclosed in Wood to Wash 
ington, 1779, Jan. 17. 30, 109 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Lt. George 
Nov - 21 Augustine Washington, Camp]. Maj. [Henry] 
Lee [jr.,] written to on subject of his letter 
[respecting his horse]. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

P. I, pt. 2, 213 

1778 Bland, Theodorick. Sharon [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov- 21 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Orders to Brig. 

Gen. [Enoch] Poor; Continental troops for escort 
of the Convention troops ; obstinacy of the mili 
tia; march of the troops; refusal of permission 
to officers to go to New York; Maj. Gen. [Wil 
liam] Phillips letter to Maj. [John] Carter. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 131 

[1778] Bland, Theodorick. [Sharon, Connecticut]. To [George] 
[Nov. 21] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Halt of the Con 

vention troops; refusal of Connecticut militia to 
cross the State line; necessity of relief. A. L. S. 
1 p. 29, 134 

1778 Chapman, Daniel. [Fredericksburg] Examination of by 

Nov. 21 Tench Tilghman: Condition of British fleet at 

New York; scarcity of provisions. A. D. of 
Tilghman. 2 pp. 22, 216 

1778 Garzia, [John]. Warwick [Khode Island]. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 21 John Sullivan, Providence]. Report of sailing of 

two British fleets from Rhode Island. Contem 
porary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to 
Washington, 1778, Nov. 21. 29, 175 

[1778] Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. Sharon [Connecticut]. To [Lt. 

[Nov. 21] Col. Alexander] Hamilton [Fredericksburg]. 

Difficulty in persuading [Connecticut] militia 
escort [of Convention troops] to continue further; 
suggestion for the Continental escort. Recent 
copy. 2 pp. 29, 130 

1778 Miller, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 21 [Fredericksburg]. Resignation. Recent copy. 

1 p. 29, 136 

1778 Parker, Richard. Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 21 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Lt. [Thomas] 

White s continuance in the service. Recent copy. 
1 p. 29, 138 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 861 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Col. Theod- 

Nov. 22 orick Bland, Sharon, Connecticut]. Escorting 

the Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 217 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 22 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Danbury, Connecticut]. 

Escort of Convention troops; protection of 
[Fredericksburg] camp. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VII, 211 

1778 Bears, Judah. [Horseneck, Connecticut.] Intelligence 

Nov. 22 from New York: Sailing of a British fleet; dam 

age sustained by British shipping; shipment of 
baggage. A. D. of Samuel Holden Parsons. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1778, 
Nov. 23. 29, 165 

1778 Garzia, [John]. Warwick [Rhode Island]. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 22 John Sullivan, Providence]. Report of observa 

tion of a flag of truce sent to Rhode Island; 
indications of an evacuation. Contemporary 
extract. 2 pp. Enclosed in Sullivan to Wash 
ington, 1778, Nov. 23. 29, 173 

1778 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 22 ton [Fredericksburg]. Salisbury [iron] furnace; 

requests pass for Miss Tyneck [Ten Eyck]. 

A.L. S. Ip. 29, 139 

1778 Westbrook, Samuel and Others. Minisink [New York]. 

Nov. 22 To [Brig.] Gen. C[asimir, Comte] Pulaski [Mini- 

sink]. Inability of the country to support the 

cavalry. L. S. of Westbrook arid three others. 

1 p. Enclosed in Pulaski to Washington, 1778, 
Nov. 23. 29, 168 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Col. Theod- 

Nov. 23 orick Bland, Sharon ? Connecticut]. General 

directions for escorting the Convention troops 

to Virginia; route, militia guards, etc. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 219 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To Col. [Lam- 

Nov. 23 bert] Cadwalader [Philadelphia]. Continuance in 

the service. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. VII, 217 



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1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Officers com- 

Nov. 23 manding militia in Loudoun, Farquier, Culpep- 

per and Orange Counties, Virginia]. Orders to 
furnish guards for escorting Convention troops. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. VII, 223 

1778 Bayley, Jacob Newbury [New Hampshire]. To George 

Nov. 23 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Reports of Capts. 

[Clement] Gosselin, [Joseph] Traversi; Lt. 
[Louis] Gosselin and Enoch Hall on conditions in 
Canada; British force in Canada; friendliness of 
the inhabitants; fortifications; Indians. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 29, 151 

1778 Culper, Samuel. [New York.] To [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 

Nov. 23 madge, Bedford, New York]. Meeting of inhabit 

ants in New York; movements of British ships; 
number of troops in New York; positions on Long 
Island; preparations for winter quarters; cap 
ture of Comte D Estaing s despatches; news from 
England; Culper s expenses. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Tallmadge to Washington, 1778, Nov. 
29. 29, 214 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Boston To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov- 23 ericksburg]. Intelligence from Canada; plan 

concerted with [Jean] Holker for obtaining intel 
ligence from Nova Scotia; Gates belief of 
strength of British in Canada and position of 
their main body. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 144 

1778 Gosselin, Clement and Louis. [Newbury? New Hamp- 

Nov - 23 shire]. To George Washington [Fredericksburg]. 

Report on conditions in Canada; British troops, 

feelings of Canadians, etc. L. S. 3 pp. (In 

French) 29, 156 

1778 Henley, David. Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov - 23 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Transmitting in 

telligence from deserters; return of [Vice] Adml. 
[John] Byron s fleet and its damage by storm; 
troops building huts on Long Island. A. L. S. 
1 p. 29, 158 

[1778] [Henley, David.] [Bedford, New York.] Enemies strength, 

[Nov. 23] situation and magazines in and about New York. 

Tabular statement with numerous explanatory 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 863 

notes and additional information of troop and 
naval movement. A. D. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
preceding entry. 29, 160 

1778 Lee, Henry, jr. Croton [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 23 ington [Fredericksburg], [Lt. George Augustine] 

Washington s horse; Lee s idea of the application. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 162 

1778 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Horseneck [Connecticut]. To 

Nov. 23 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Keturn 

of troops to New York; damage suffered from 
storm by [Vice] Adml. [John] Byron s fleet; 
counterfeit money sent to [Maj.] Gen. [Thomas] 
Mifflin. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 163 

1778 Pulaski, C[asimir ; Comte]. Minisink [New York]. To 

Nov. 23 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Retire 

ment of Indians; difficulty of forage subsistence; 
request for orders and leave of absence to go to 
Philadelphia. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 26. 

29, 166 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 23 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Apology for dis 

tressing Washington with commissary matters; 
ability of deputies; belief in the coming evacua 
tion of Long Island. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Nov. 26. 29, 171 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 24 Louis Le Begue Du Portail, Philadelphia]. Can 

non for West Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. VII, 235 
1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 
Nov. 24 [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Proposed Canadian 
expedition ; magazines of supplies ; cannon for post 
in the Highlands; appearances of an evacuation 
of New York; pay matters. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 225 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Baron de 
Nov. 24 Kalb [Fishkill]. Escort of the Convention troops; 
the German battalion. Draft. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 231 
1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To Lt. Col. Wil- 
Nov. 24 liam [Smith] Livingston [near Danbury ? Connect 
icut]. His resignation. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. B. VII, 239 



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1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] Instructions to 

Nov. 24 Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [Danbury? 

Connecticut]. Command in the Highlands; se 
curity of West Point; headquarters; guard at 
King s Ferry; obtaining intelligence, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 229 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To [Casimir,] Comte 

Nov. 24 Pulaski [Minisink, New York]. Protection of the 

frontier; opinion of Pulaski s services, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 233 

1778 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To George 

Nov. 24 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Col. [Timothy] 

Bedel s regiment; need of blankets and clothing. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 152 

1778 Bland, Theodorick. Sharon [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 24 Washington [Fredericksburg]. March of the 

Convention troops; precautions against a rescue; 

request for money and route from Fishkill. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 180 

1778 Continental Congress. Kesolves. Permitting appointment 

Nov. 24 of officers in the State Lines who have been 

prisoners with the enemy; grant of half-pay. 

Contemporary copy. Attested July 5, 1780, by 

Joseph Ho well, jr. Auditor. 1 p. In Journals of 

Congress (Library of Congress edition) of given 

date. W 

1778 Greene, Nathanael. [Fredericksburg]. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 24 ington [Fredericksburg]. Complaint of wagoners 

over substitution of rice for flour and cutting off 

of rum allowance. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Nov. 25. 29, 190 

1778 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. [Fredericksburg.] To [Col. 

Nov. 24 Theodorick Bland, near Sharon, Connecticut]. 

Watch over of the Convention troops. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. VII, 237 

1778 Measam, George. Fishkill [New York]. To Col. [Charles] 

Nov. 24 Armand[-Tuffin, Fredericksburg]. Inability to 

furnish his corps with cloaks. A. L. S. of James 

Geary for George Measam. 1 p. 29, 178 

1778 . Morgan, Daniel. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George 

Nov. 24 Washington, Fredericksburg]. Keenlistments in 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 865 

Woodford s brigade; difficulties; clothing mat 
ters; distress for provender; the disaffected. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 182 

1778 Phillips, W[illiam]. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To 

Nov. 24 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Appoint 

ment of Col. [Theodorick] Bland to conduct the 
Convention troops to Virginia; barracks for their 
accommodation; inquiry as to their situation; 
Phillips journey. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 176 

1778 Putnam, Israel. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 24 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Poor s brigade 

and the Convention troops; [Lt.] Col. [Ezra] 
Badlam s orders to act as escort; question of 
ration issue to furloughed men. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Nov. 25. 29, 181 

1778 Schuyler,Ph[ilipJohn]. Saratoga [New York] To [George] 

Nov. 24 Washington [Fredericksburg]. [Brig.] Gen. [Ed 

ward] Hand to forward their deliberations [on 
defence of frontier]; intelligence from Canada; 
number of troops, position, etc.; enemy fearful 
of winter attack on Niagara; proposition of erect 
ing fort on west side of Lake Champlain near Isle- 
aux-Noix. A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 184 

1778 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John] and Edward Hand. Saratoga [New 

Nov. 24 York]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks 

burg]. Advising a winter attack on Chemung as 
best means of protecting the frontier. L. S. 
2 pp. 29, 186 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 24 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks 

burg]. Hopes of obtaining an account of the 
British in New York; false reports and charges 
of clandestine trade with the enemy; orders to 
Moylan s regiment [4th Continental Dragoons] ; 
British transports at the watering place ; indica 
tions of an evacuation; advertisement in Biv- 
ington s Gazette offering asylum to tories. A. 
L. S. 3 pp. 29, 188 

[1778] [Woodford, William.] [New Jersey.] Return of reenlisted 
[Nov. 24] soldiers in Woodford s brigade since it left White 

Plains. 1 p. Enclosed in Morgan to Washing 
ton, 1778, Nov. 24. 29, 183 

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866 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Fredericksburg.] To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 25 [Jacob] Bayley [Newbury, New Hampshire]. 

Postponement of the Canadian expedition; mag 
azines of supplies; Indians, etc. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VII, 249 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [Tim- 

Nov. 25 othy] Bedel, Haverhill [Massachusetts], Pay 

ment of Capt. [Frye] Bayley; establishment of 
his regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 259 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To [Lt.] Col. 

Nov. 25 [Udny] Hay [Fishkill]. Passport for Miss Ten 

Eyck to go to New York City. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 263 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [David] 

Nov. 25 Henley [Bedford, New York]. Collection of sup 

plies from below Bedford. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 257 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To George Mea- 

Nov. 25 sam [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Clothing mat 

ters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 265 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Col. [Daniel] 

Nov. 25 Morgan [Pompton, New Jersey]. Orders for 

marching to winter quarters at Middlebrook. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 253 

1778 Washington, George. [Fredericksburg.] To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 25 [Israel] Putnam [Danbury, Connecticut]. Ration 

matters; seizures of property ; hutting of troops. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. VII, 241 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 25 [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. Winter head 

quarters; leave of absence; British at New York. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 245 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 25 [Anthony] Wayne [Camp]. Prevention of deser 

tion from the Convention troops; march of his 
brigade to Middlebrook. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 247 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 867 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Capt. [Abra- 

Nov. 25 ham] Whipple [Boston]. His safe arrival. In 

handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 261 
1778 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles.] [Near Fredericksburg.] List of 

Nov. 25 [?] necessaries wanting for his corps. Tabular state 

ment. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Armand to 
Hamilton, 1778, Nov. 5. 28, 248 

1778 Bland, Theodorick. Dovers Precinct [New York]. To 

Nov. 25 [George Washington, Fredericksburg]. Acknowl 

edging Washington s orders; progress [of . the 
Convention troops]. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 179 

[1778] Harman, Jacob. [Fredericksburg, New York.] Examina- 

[Nov. 25] tion of by Alexander Hamilton: Troops and 

fortifications at Halifax. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Hamilton who has noted that Martin Car- 
stithers confirms this intelligence. W 

1778 Kalb, Baron de. Newburgh [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 25 Washington [Fredericksburg]. Escort for the 

Convention troops; passage of the Hudson River 

and measures taken. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 191 

1778 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. [Fredericksburg.] To [Col. 

Nov. 25 Richard Parker, Bedford, New York]. Ordering 

arrest of Lt. [Thomas?] White. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. VII, 255 

1778 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Fredericksburg [New York]. To 

Nov. 25 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. [Maj.] 

Gen. [John] Sullivan s misrepresentations re 
specting the Commissary General s Department; 
requests investigation; payment for flour bought 
by Clark & Nightingale; [Royal] Flint s letter. 
L. S. 2 pp. 29, 193 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 26 Edward Hand, Minisink, New York]. Posting of 

troops to cover the frontier. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 269 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] To [Casimir, 

Nov. 26 Comte Pulaski, Minisink, New York], Position 

of troops at Minisink. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. B. VII, 271 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Fredericksburg.] Instructions to 

Nov. 26 Col. [Elisha] Sheldon [Bedford, New York]. Win- 



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ter quartering of his cavalry regiment. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VII, 273 

Same to Cols. Stephen Moylan, Theodorlck Bland and the officer com 
manding Baylor s regiment. 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 26 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. Dis 

pute over commissary matters; removal of 
headquarters to Middlebrook. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 267 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Capt. [Lem- 

Nov. 26 uel] Trescott [Bedford, New York]. Commissions 

for officers of his regiment and his promotion. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 277 

1778 Parker, Alexander]. Hackensack [New Jersey]. To Col. 

Nov. 26 Christian Febiger [Hackensack]. Encampment 

of enemy in vicinity of Fort Washington; wood 
taken into the city. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 228 
1778 Parker, [Daniel?] [Fredericksburg.] Examination of by 

Nov. 26 John Laurens and Richard Kidder Meade : Sail 

ing of British fleets; troops on board and their 
destination; British troops on Long Island; ship 
ping at New York, etc. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Laurens and Meade. 29, 198 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Col. John 

Nov. 27 Beatty [Princeton, New Jersey]. Exchange 

commissioners to meet at Amboy. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. VII, 291 

1778 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Fredericksburg. To Sir Henry 

Nov. 27 Clinton [New York]. Arranging for meeting of 

exchange Commissioners; suggests attendance of 
respective Commissaries of Prisoners. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. E. 199 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 27 James Clinton [Albany]. Pay for Maj. [Benja 

min] Whitcomb s rangers; change of headquar 
ters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 287 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [Col. David 

Nov. 27 Henley, Bedford, New York]. Stations of regi 

ments for winter quarters; return of men to 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 869 

their corps; commissions, etc. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. VII, 289 

1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. Instructions to 

Nov. 27 Maj. Gen. [Israel] Putnam [Danbury, Connecti 

cut]. Government of troops in winter quarters; 
seizure of stock; passports; flags; incursions upon 
Long Island; furloughs; manoeuvers, etc. Draft 
signed. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. VII, 281 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fredericksburg. To [William 

Nov. 27 Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey]. Preparations for exchange negotiations; 
removal of headquarters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 285 
1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 27 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fredericks 

burg]. Sailing of a British fleet from [Sandy] 
Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 204 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 27 ington [Fredericksburg]. Embarkation of can 

non at New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 206 

1778 -Clinton, James and Edward Hand. Albany. To [George] 

Nov. 28 Washington [en route to Middlebrook, New Jer 

sey]. Forwarding troops to Albany; impracti 
cability of a winter campaign in the Indian coun 
try; stations for the regiments. L. S. 2 pp. 

29, 208 

1778 Hand, Edward. Albany. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

Nov. 28 ericksburg]. Consultation with [Maj.] Gen. 

[Philip John] Schuyler on practicability of offen 
sive measures; Hand s distaste of frontier com 
mands; troops for move against Chemung; re 
quest for the Rifle Corps [Pennsylvania Rule 
Battalion]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 59 

1778 Powell, Levin. [Fredericksburg.] To [George Washing- 

Nov. 28 ton, Fredericksburg]. Desire to resign. Recent 

copy. 2 pp. 28, 133 

1778 Stark, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 28 [John] Sullivan [Providence]. Exhaustion of the 

flour supply; suggests sending worn out Conti 
nental horses to Prudence Island. A. L. S. 2 
pp. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 1778, 
Nov. 29. 29, 223 



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1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 28 ington [Fishkill ? Ne\v York]. Sailing of a Brit 

ish fleet from New York; its destination. A. L. S. 
1 p. 29, 219 

1778 Sonthwick, Solomon. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

Nov. 29 Maj. Gen. [John] Sullivan [Providence]. Want 

of flour; unsuccessful efforts to obtain same. 
L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washing 
ton, 1778, Nov. 29. 29, 224 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fishkill. To Maj . [John] Bigelow, 
Nov. 29 Hartford [Connecticut], Forwarding of cloth 
ing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 307 
1778 [Washington, George.] [Fishkill.] To [Col. Theodorick 
Nov. 29 Bland, en route through the Jerseys]. Light 
horse from [Col. Stephen] Moylan s dragoons as 
escort for Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VII, 297 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Fishkill, New York.] To Brig. 

Nov. 29 [Gen. James] Hamilton [on march to Virginia]. 

Capt. [William] Featherstone s request; coming 
meeting of exchange commissioners. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. E. 201 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fishkill. To Col. [David] Henley 
Nov. 29 [Bedford, New York]. Hard money for [secret] 
service. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 295 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fishkill To [Maj. Henry Lee, jr., 
Nov. 29 Camp]. Complaint of civil authorities against Lt. 
[Patrick] Carnes. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 305 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fishkill [New York]. To [William 
Nov. 29 Alexander, Lord Stirling, Elizabethtown, New 
Jersey]. Escort of horse to assist in guarding 
Convention prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 293 
1778 [Washington, George.] Fishkill To [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 
Nov. 29 madge, Bedford, New York]. Secret service 
agent [Samuel] C[ulper]; scarcity of specie. 
Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. VII, 299 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 871 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fishkill. To Commanding Officer 

Nov. 29 of Baylor s regiment [Lt. Col. William Wash 

ington, Frederick, Maryland]. Dragoons to be 
furnished Col. [Theodorick] Bland. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 303 

1778 Bozeman, Edward. Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. [Casimir, 

Nov. 29 Comte] Pulaski [Philadelphia?] Requests Pu- 

laski s aid in obtaining his exchange. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1778 Febiger, Christian. Hackensack [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 29 [George] Washington [Fishkill]. Indications that 

New York will not be evacuated; troops and for 
tifications at Paulus Hook; positions of British 
ships; Capt. [Alexander] Parker s report; sailing 
of small fleet of transports ; unsuccessful attempt 
to intercept captors of Col. [Joseph] Ward ; hard 
duty of Febiger s regiment. L. S. 4 pp. 29, 227 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 29 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fishkill]. 

Fitting out of transports ; embarkation of Hessian 
baggage; fortification line on York Island; ap 
pointment of John Terril, Governor of St. Augus 
tine. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 217 

1778 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 29 Washington [Fishkill]. Negligence of commissa 

ries ; state of flour supply . A. L. S. 1 p. 29,222 

1778 Taliaferro, Benjamin. Hackensack [New Jersey]. To Col. 

Nov. 29 [Christian] Febiger [Hackensack]. Report of his 

efforts to intercept captors of Col. [Joseph] 

Ward. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Febiger to 

Washington, 1778, Nov. 29. 29, 229 

1778 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 29 Washington [Fishkill]. Intelligence from [Sam 

uel] C[ulpe]r; secret service arrangements. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 212 

1778 Washington, George. [Fishkill.] To Lt. Cols. Robert Han- 

Nov. 30 son Harrison and Alexander Hamilton. Powers 

to negotiate an exchange of prisoners. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. VII, 315 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fishkill. To Col. [Moses] Hazen 

Nov - 30 [Danbury, Connecticut]. Transmitting resolve of 



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Congress respecting his regiment. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 309 

1778 [Washington, George.] Fishkill. To Col. [William] Mal- 

Nov. 30 C o m [West Point]. [Maj.] Gen. [Alexander] Mc- 

Dougall to command in the Highlands. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 311 

[1778] Washington, George. [Fishkill.] To Lt. Col. [William] 

[Nov. 30] Washington [en route to Frederick, Maryland]. 

Winter quarters at Frederick or Hagerstown; 

case of Cornet [Walker ?] Baylor. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VII, 317 

1778 Greene, Nathanael. Bound Brook [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 30 [George] Washington [Fishkill]. Lord Stirling s 

refusal to send off Moylan s dragoons; Greene s 
opinion of continuing the horse at Elizabeth to wn ; 
scant forage supply; boards for hutting; forage 
scarcity in Pennsylvania; capture of Col. [Jo 
seph] Ward; need of guards for express route 
and King s Ferry; British strength in New York 
City. A. L. S. 6 pp. 29, 246 

1778 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

Nov. 30 [George] Washington [Fishkill]. Washington s 

request for Schuyler s thoughts on the proposed 
Canadian expedition; [Maj.] Gen. [Jeffery] Am- 
herst s route in 1759; the present situation; the 
Oswego route; general plan of procedure, feints, 
etc.; preparations for building batteaux; dis 
tance possible to penetrate into Canada in one 
campaign; necessary extent of conquest to give 
peace to the frontier; New York s resources for 
the expedition; establishment of posts between 
Albany and Oswego ; a route from Johnson Hall; 
Niagara as an objective; advantages of possess 
ing same; approval of route by Alleghany, Le 
Beauf and Presque Isle ; advantages of the Lake 
Champlain route. A. L. S. 16 pp. 29, 234 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown [New 

Nov. 30 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Fishkill]. 

Marine preparations at New York; report of an 

engagement between French and British fleets. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 231 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 873 

1778 [Tryon, William.] New York. To - . British inten- 

Nov. 30 tion to hold New York; ideas respecting recon 

ciliation with Great Britain ; men who have risen 
in the colonies. Contemporary copy by McDou- 
gall. 3 pp. Enclosed in McDougall to Wash 
ington, 1779, Jan. 19. 30, 128 
[1778] [Dodge, John.] Account of the situation in Canada; Posi- 
[Nov.] tion and strength of forts ; number of troops, etc. 
A. D. 8pp. Endorsed by Washington : "John 
Dodge s acct. of the strength of the Forts and 
vessells on Lakes Erie and Ontario. Note he 
left Detroit in May & Quebec in October 
1778" W 
[1778] Gosselin, Clement and Louis. Report on conditions in 
[Nov.] Canada: British troops and their position; atti 
tude of Canadians and clergy; Indians; names 
of officers in command; feeling of Canadians 
toward America. D. S. 2 pp. (In French) 
Enclosed in Bayley to Washington, 1778, Nov. 
23. 29, 154 
[1778] Traversi, Joseph. Intelligence from Canada. A. D. S. 
[Nov.] i p. (In French) Enclosed in Bayley to Wash 
ington, 1778, Nov. 23. 29, 155 
[1778] Whitcomb, Benjamin. Rutland [New Hampshire Grants]. 
[Nov.] Return of three companies of provincial troops 
under his command. Tabular statement. Con 
temporary copy made and attested by Alex. 
Scammell. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Wash 
ington, 1778, Nov. 20. 29, 105 
1778 Washington, George. Fredericksburg. To Maj. Gen. 
DEC. 1 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Magazines for 
supplies for Northern operations. Transcript. 

C. C. 169, 5, 509 

1778 Shippen, W[illiam,] jr. [Philadelphia.] General return of 

DEC. 1 sick and wounded in the hospitals of the United 

States. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Shippen to 
Washington, 1778, Dec. 30. 29, 351 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. [New York.] To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 2 ington [Fredericksburg]. Arrangements for meet 

ing of commissioners to negotiate an exchange of 
prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 6, 575 

1778 Armstrong, John. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 3 Washington [Elizabeth town, New Jersey]. Hard- 



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ships of soldiery caused by exorbitant prices; 
Armstrong s election to Congress; reported plan 
of [Brig.] Gen. [Lachlan] Mclntosh for chain of 
redoubts. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 252 

1778 Powell, Jeremiah. [Boston.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] 

DEC. 3 Gates [Boston]. Reasons for the Council refus 

ing to part with cannon from [H. M. S.] Somerset. 
L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 
1778, Dec. 27. 29, 321 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge], Elizabethtown. To Col. [Thomas] 

DEC. 4 Clarke, Suffern s [New York]. Orders to defend 

[Smith s] Clove. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 335 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown. To Col. [Thomas] 

DEC. 4 Clarke [Suffern s, New York]. Orders to go into 

winter quarters at Paramus; establishment of 
pickets; prevention of intercourse with New 
York, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 337 

This letter not sent until Dec. 7, q. v., when the letter of that date to 
Col. Clark was added to it as a postscript. 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown. To Col. [Christian] 

DEC. 4 Febiger [Hackinsack, New Jersey]. Orders to 

repair to Middlebrook [New Jersey]. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 333 

1778 [Washington, George.] Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 4 [Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, Boundbrook, New 

Jersey]. Headquarters arrangements; protection 
of Paramus, stores at Trenton and Philadelphia 
and miscellaneous matters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 321 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown. To [Baron de 

DEC. 4 Kalb, Fishkill]. Sailing of British fleet up the 

North River and orders for his government. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton and Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 323 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown. To Col. [Daniel] 

DEC. 4 Morgan [Pompton, New Jersey]. Orders to hold 

his corps in readiness; British advance up the 

North River. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 331 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 4 [Peter] Muhlenberg [en route to Middlebrook, 

New Jersey]. Orders to halt; British advance 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 875 

up the North River. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VII, 329 

1778 Washington, George. Elizabethtown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 4 [Anthony] Wayne [en route to Middlebrook, New 

Jersey]. Advance of British up North River; 
orders for his government. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 327 
1778 Cadwalader, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 4 ton [Elizabethtown]. Declining Congress ap 

pointment [of Brigadier General]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 237. 

29, 253 

1778 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. Elizabethtown. To Maj. 

DEC. 5 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Boundbrook, New 

Jersey]. Movement of troops consequent upon 
British advance up the North River; establish 
ment of winter quarters, etc. Auto, draft signed. 
3 pp. B. VII, 339 

1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To [Col. Thomas] Clarke, 

DEC. 6 [Sufferns, New York], British at King s Ferry; 

instructions for his guidance. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 349 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Paramus [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 6 [Brig.] Gen. [Peter] Muhlenberg [en route to 

Middlebrook]. Orders to return to Suffern s at 
entrance of Smith s Clove. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 345 
1778 Harrison, R[obert] H[anson]. Elizabethtown. To [Maj. 

DEC. 6 Gen. Nathanael Greene, Boundbrook, New Jer 

sey]. Selection of ground for hutting; move 
ments of British. Draft. 2 pp. B. VII, 343 
1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To Brig. Gen. [Jacob] 

DEO. 7 Bay ley [Newbury, New Hampshire]. Procuring 

of intelligence from Canada. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. B. VII, 361 
1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Paramus. To [Col. Thomas 

DEC. 7 Clark, Suffern s, New York]. Return of enemy 

down North River; orders to go into winter 
quarters; guard at King s ferry. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. VII, 371 

Above letter added to one of Dec. 4, q. v., to CoL Clark, as a postscript 
and forwarded Dec. 7. 



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1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Paramus. To Col. [Moses] Hazen 

DEC. 7 [Danbury, Connecticut]. Postponing winter ex 

pedition against Canada. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VII, 363 
1778 [Washington, George.] Paramus. To [Maj. Gen. Alexan- 
DEC. 7 der McDougall, West Point]. Manosuver of the 
British; regiments for guard duty at Philadel 
phia; disposition of troops protecting the High 
lands, etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 353 
1778 [Washington, George.] Paramus. To Col. [William] Mal- 
DEC. 7 com [West Point]. Increased force at West 
Point. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VII, 365 

1778 Washington, George. Paramus. To Baron de Kalb [West 

DEC. 7 Point]. Orders to march to Middlebrook. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 357 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Paramus. To Col. [Daniel] Mor- 

DEC. 7 gan [Pompton, New Jersey]. Regiment ordered 

to winter quarters at Middlebrook. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. VII, 369 

1778 [Washington, George.] Paramus. To [Casimir, Comte 

DEC. 7 Pulaski, Minisink, New York]. Ammunition and 

clothing; cannon; German battalion, etc. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 
James McHenry. B. VII, 359 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Paramus. To [Lt.] Col. [An- 

DEC. 7 thony Walton] White [New York]. Ordering 

regiment to winter quarters at Lancaster [Penn- 

sylyania]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. VII, 367 

1778 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry], New York. Commission to Cols. 

DEC. 7 Charles O Hara and West Hyde to negotiate an 

exchange of prisoners. Contemporary copy by 
Robert Hanson Harrison. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 21 

1778 Z. [Lewis J. Costigin.] New York. To [George Washing- 

DEC. 7 ton, Middlebrook]. Previous intelligence for 

warded; [Sir Henry] Clinton returned to New 
York; British encamped on Long Island; provi 
sion supply; shipping to winter in Newtown 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 877 

Creek; provisions brought in from Shrewsbury; 
[Maj.] Gen. [John] Vaughan to return to Eng 
land. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 
1778 Washington, George. [Elizabethtown.] To [Brig.] Gen. 
DEC. 8 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown]. Prevention 
of intercourse between the country and New 
York City. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 373 
1778 [Washington, George.] Elizabethtown. To Col. [Theod- 
DEC. 9 orick] Bland [Pennsylvania]. Militia guards for 
the Convention troops. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 375 
1778 Cornish, (New Hampshire). Convention Committee. To 
DEC. 10 [Brig.] Gen. [Jacob] Bayley or Col. [Timothy] 
Bedel, Coos [New Hampshire]. Need of guard 
for stores at Coos; request for Bedel s regiment. 
Contemporary copy of an original signed by Peter 
Olcott, Elisha Payne and Beza. Woodward. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1778, Dec. 27. 

29, 322 

1778 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket ? Long Island]. TofMaj.Ben- 

DEC. 12 jamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. British 

troops gone up the Hudson; expected attack on 
Jamaica; destination of British fleets; state of 
enemy s forage supply; uncertainty of inten 
tions; a loyalist s advice; belief in Great Brit 
ain s acknowledging American independence. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Tallmadge to Wash 
ington, 1778, Dec. 23. 29, 295 
1778 Harrison, Robert Hanson and Alexander Hamilton. To 
DEC. 12 Cols. Charles O Hara and West Hyde. See: Har 
rison and Hamilton to Washington, 1778, Dec. 
15. 

1778 O Hara, Charles and West Hyde. To Lt. Cols. Robert 

DEC. 12 Hanson Harrison and Alexander Hamilton. See : 

Harrison and Hamilton to Washington, 1778, 
Dec. 15. 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 13 [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold [Philadelphia]. 

Board of War s complaint to Congress of Arnold. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

In Sparks, 6, 138. B. VII, 379 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Marquis de] 

DEC. 13 Fleury [Philadelphia]. Fleury s extension of 



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leave of absence [from France]; case of the 

French engineer officers. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 383 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Francois, Mar- 

DEC. 13 quis de] Malmedy [Philadelphia]. His request 

for a certificate of services. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 381 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

DEC. 13 Putnam [Danbury, Connecticut]. Israel Dodge 

to be employed in Indian affairs. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 377 

1778 [McDougall, Alexander.] Fishkill [New York]. To John 

DEC. 13 Banker [Fishkill]. Orders to provide quarters, 

firewood, etc. for Col. [Henry] Jackson s regiment 

at Poughkeepsie ; complaints. Contemporary 

copy. 3 pp. 32, 125 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 14 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Danbury, Connecticut]. 

Return of men to his regiment. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VII, 389 

1778 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Maj. [Henry] 

DEC. 14 Lee [jr., Camp]. Exchange of horses. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. P. I, pt. 2, 231 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [George] Mea- 

DEC. 14 sam [Hartford]. Clothing matters. Draft. 2 

pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VII, 391 

[1778] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 
[DEC. 14] Peter Muhlenberg, Middlebrook]. Leaves of ab 

sence and reenlistments. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. B. VII, 387 

The same to Brigadiers Woodford and Scott. 

1778 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 14 [Enoch] Poor [Danbury, Connecticut]. Leave of 

absence. Draft. Ip. In hand writing of James 

McHenry. B. VII, 385 

1778 lee, Henry, jr. Somerset Court House To [George] 

DEC. 14 Washington [Middlebrook]. Washington s horses. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 257 

1778 McNutt, Alexander, Phineas Nevers and Samuel Rogers. 

DEC. 14 [Nova Scotia]. To the President of Congress. 

Memorial on behalf of inhabitants of Nova Sco- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 879 

tia: Union of Nova Scotia with the Colonies; 
opening of a road between Penobscot River and 
St. Johns; plan of Earl Egmont in 1763 to appor 
tion Nova Scotia lands; actions of the colony 
since 1772. A. D. S. of McNutt. 4 pp. En 
closed in McNutt to Washington, 1779, Jan. 4. 

30, 34 

Read In Congress Dec. 22, 1778. Original Is In C. C. 41, VI, 77. 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. Instructions to Maj. 

DEC. 15 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Prep 

arations [for a Canadian expedition]; ship and 
boat building, forming of magazines of forage, 
tools, etc. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. VII, 393 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Col.] Jere- 

DEO. 15 miah Wadsworth [Raritan, New Jersey], De 

siring estimates of provisions possible to be laid 
up at Albany, etc. in event of a Canadian expe 
dition. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VII, 409 

1778 Harrison, Robert Hanson and Alexander Hamilton. To 

DEC. 15 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Report of 

negotiations for an exchange of prisoners, in 
cluding a copy of letter of Cols. Charles O Hara 
and West Hyde of Dec. 12 respecting Conven 
tion officers and soldiers and Harrison and Hamil 
ton s answer to same, Dec. 12. Contemporary 
copy by Harrison. 7 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 27 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Col.] John 

DEC. 16 Beatty, Princeton [New Jersey]. Retaliatory 

calling for return of British officers on parole. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. B. VII, 413 

1778 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [Lt. Col. Wil- 

DEC. 16 Ham Butler, New York]. Permission for meeting 

with [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

E. 203 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 16 [Nathanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Requesting 

state of the Quartermaster s Department for 

laying same before Congress. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 399 



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1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 16 [Charles] Lee, Philadelphia. Request for meet 

ing with [Lt.] Col. [William] Butler. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. VII, 397 
1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 
DEC. 16 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Col. 
[William] Malcom s feeling over change of com 
mand; [Lt.] Col. [Jean Baptiste] Gouvion; prep 
arations and ship-building for an expedition 
against Niagara, Canada, etc. Draft. 3 pp. In 
1 handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VII, 401 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Commanding 

DEC. 16 Officer of Pulaski s Corps, Easton, Pennsylvania]. 

Inconvenience of his position at Easton; con 
sumption of forage. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 407 
1778 Albright, Philip. York [Pennsylvania]. To [Col. Theo- 
DEC. 16 dorick Bland, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Dis 
charge, by order of the Executive Council, of 
militia ordered out to escort the Convention 
troops. Contemporary copy by Bland. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Bland to Washington, 1778, Dec. 19. 

29, 275 

1778 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 16 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Col. [Israel] 

Shreve s regiment ordered to Newark; passports 

and actions of the Van-Maters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

29, 260 

1778 Tilghman, T[ench]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. [Henry] 

DEC. 16 Knox [Pluckamin, New Jersey]. Report on 

battering cannon. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VII, 405 

1778 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Raritan [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 16 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Supply of 

beef and flour; lack of latter; comparative con 
sumption of provisions by militia, detachments 
and the grand Army; difficulty of transportation 
to the Northward. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 262 
1778 Z. [Lewis J. Costigin.] New York. To [George Washing- 

DEC. 16 ton, Middlebrook]. Jamaica ships about to sail; 

no news of fleets believed to have gone to the 
West Indies, Pensacola and Georgia; regiments 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 881 

ordered to Long Island; shortage of bread among 
the British; evacuation of New York improbable. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [IIo- 

DEC. 17 ratio] Gates [Boston]. Permission to Convention 

officers to go to Virginia by sea. Draft signed. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison and James McHenry. B. VII, 415 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 17 [Nathanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Prospect of 

provision supplies at Albany and elsewhere; 

transportation. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. VII, 419 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Elisha] 

DEC. 17 Sheldon [Durham, Connecticut]. His post at 

Durham ; decrease in strength of cavalry. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 421 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. E[ben- 

DEC. 17 ezer] Stevens [Pluckamin, New Jersey]. For 

warding his commission and orders. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. VII, 423 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

DEC. 17 Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Interview with 

secret service agent [Samuel] Cfulper]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 425 

1778 Hand, Edward. Minisink [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 17 ington [Middlebrook]. Difficulty in subsisting 

Pulaski s Legion; general disposition of Hand s 
troops; desire to make attempt on Indian and 
tory settlements on east branch of Susquehannah 
and Delaware; need of moccasins, pack-saddles, 
etc.; horses. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 2, 1779. 

29, 264 

1778 [McDongall, Alexander] FishkiU [New York]. To Col. 

DEC. 17 [Henry] Jackson [Fishkill]. Covering for his 

brigade [late Learned s]; cook-house and hospi 
tal; regiment to be ordered to Poughkeepsie ; 
assistance to be given sawmills at Wapping s 

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Creek; general directions; guard for [Maj.] Gen. 
[William] Phillips; men for pressing hay. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. 32, 129 

1778 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

DEC. 17 Washington [Middlebrook]. Building of huts by 

the troops; necessity of appointing a division 
Inspector and Quartermaster; live stock sent 
into New York by the disaffected ; efforts to pre 
vent the trade; enemy s want of forage; plun 
dering on Long Island by British and armed 
boats [from Connecticut]; seizure of flour from 
New York, intended for Continental troops ; need 
of ammunition; patrols established. A. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered Dec. 26. 29, 267 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 18 [Henry] Knox [Pluckamin, New Jersey]. Pro 

motion of Lt. Col. [Ebenezer] Stevens. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. VII, 435 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [Henry] 

DEC. 18 Miller, York [Pennsylvania]. His intention to 

resign. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. VII, 437 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 18 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. His acquittal 

[of charge of neglect of duty]; preparations, 
considerations, etc. of a Canadian expedition; 
supplies, batteaux, etc. Draft. 6 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 7, 
303. B. VII, 427 

1778 Clark, T[homas]. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 18 Washington [Middlebrook]. Removal to Para 

mus and posting of his men; capture of Conven 
tion deserters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 269 

1778 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

DEC. 18 dlebrook]. Transmitting a return of troops in 

Northern Department; small-pox epidemic; 
need of clo tiling for recovered hospital patients; 
snow-shoes; report that [Capt. Walter] Butler and 
[Joseph] Brant are gone to Niagara. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 19. 29, 271 

1778 Clinton, James. Albany. Return of troops in Northern 

DEC. 18 Department and their several stations. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 29, 272 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 883 

1778 [McDougall, Alexander.] Fishkffl [New York]. To [Lt.] 

DEC. 18 Col. [Udny] Hay [Fishkill]. SawmiUs at Wap- 

ping s Creek [New York]; state of forage and cat 
tle; securing of teams; necessity of economy; 
collection of provisions at Fishkill and forage at 
West Point; care of horses. Contemporary 
copy. 4 pp. 32, 127 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [William 

DEC - 19 Lee] Davidson [near Smith s Clove, New York]. 

His regiment ordered to Philadelphia via Tren 
ton. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
. Tilghman. B. VII, 443 

1778 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Baron Steu- 

DEC - 19 ben, Philadelphia ?] Support of his wishes 

[regarding the Inspector-General Department]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Sparks, 6, 147. B. VII, 441 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. [Lemuel] 

DEC. 19 Trescott [Connecticut?] His promotion; regi 

mental prisoners at Easton [Pennsylvania]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 447 

1778 Bland, Theodorick. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To 

DEC - 19 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Failure of 

militia of York, Lancaster, Bucks and Philadel 
phia counties [to furnish guards for the Conven 
tion troops]; disputes between inhabitants and 
Convention troops; progress of the march. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 29, 274 

1778 Lincoln, Bfenjamin]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

DEC - 19 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Inability to 

obtain returns; state of supplies; dependence of 
Army on the civil authority; raid of enemy in 
Georgia from St. Augustine; small number of 
troops in South Carolina. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Mar. 15. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 241. 30, 53 

1778 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC - 19 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Distressed 

state of Refugees in New York City; case of 

[John Smith] Hatfield and other tory prisoners; 

passage of flags; clothing. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

29, 276 



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[1778] Virginia, Assembly. Act [to encourage officers and men 

[DEC. 19] of the Virginia line to continue in the service] : 

Gratuity and supplies granted; pensions to wid 
ows. Contemporary copy by James Wood. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Wood to Washington, 1779, Jan. 17. 

30, 111 

1778 Virginia, Assembly. Resolves: Granting land to Virginia 

DEC. 19 officers and soldiers. Contemporary copy by 

James Wood. 1 p. Enclosed in Wood to Wash 
ington, 1779, Jan. 17. 30, 110 
1778 Z. [Lewis J. Costigin.] New York. To [George Washing- 
DEC. 19 ton, Middlebrook]. Capture of James Willing and 
other British officer deserters; hostage for Dr. 
[John] Connolly; delay in sailing of the Jamaica 
fleet, A. L. S. 1 p. W 
1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 
DEC. 20 James Clinton, Albany]. Orders for Maj. 
[Thomas] Posey and detachments. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. VII, 459 

[1778] Washington,] Gfeorge]. [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

[DEC. 20] William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Case of [John Smith] Hatfield; deficiency in 

clothing; prevention of intercourse with New 

York. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of James 

McIIenry. B. VII, 455 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. [Thomas] 

DEC. 20 Posey [Albany]. His detachment ordered to 

headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Richard Kidder Meade. B. VII, 461 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Is- 

DEC. 20 rael] Putnam [Danbury, Connecticut]. Removal 

of magazines from the Hudson River. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 449 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 20 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Question of the band of Col. [Henry] Jackson s 
regiment; discharge of a relative of Col. [Lewis 
de] La Radiere. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. VII, 453 

1778 Bedel, Timothy. Haverhill [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

DEC. 20 Gen. Horatio Gates, Boston. Stores under his 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 885 

protection; need of clothing, ammunition and 
necessaries for his men; women and children 
dependent upon him. A. L. S. 3 pp. Auto. 
memo, of Gates, forwarding above to Washing 
ton. Enclosed with Gates to Washington, 1778, 
Dec. 27. 29, 322 

1778 Moore, Nicholas Ruxton. Baltimore. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 20 ington [Middlebrook]. Resignation. A. L. S. 

1 p. Endorsed by McHenry: "Reed, the 25th 
of March 1779" 34,373 

1778 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. [Middlebrook.] To [Lt.] Col. [Rob- 

DEC. 20 ert Hanson] Harrison [Middlebrook]. Request 

for reenlistment money for Cols. [Richard] Parker 
and [William] Davies. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 286 
1778 Russell, W[illiam]. [Middlebrook.] To [George Washing- 

DEC. 20 ton, Middlebrook]. Reenlistment money for the 

6th Virginia regiment; furloughs. Recent copy. 
1 p. 29, 278 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to Col. 

DEC. 21 [Thomas] Clarke [Paramus, New Jersey]. Pro 

tection of country; scouting parties; support of 
the Highlands; discipline, granting of furloughs, 
etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VII, 473 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [John Pierce, 

DEC. 21 jr., Camp]. Authorizing pay of troops. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 477 

1778 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 21 William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Safe conduct for Lt. [William?] Campbell to 

New York City. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. VII, 467 

1778 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

DEC. 21 Brig. Gen. [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown]. 

Prevention of intercourse with Staten Island; 

granting of furloughs; forage, etc. Draft. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VII, 469 

1778 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [William Alex- 

DEC. 21 ander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown]. Case of 

[John Smith] Hatfield. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 463 



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1778 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] Instructions to 

DEC. 21 [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabeth- 

town]. Command of the Army; hutting and 
furloughs. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. VII, 465 

1778 Eensselaer, P[hilip] V[an]. Albany. Return of small 

DEC. 21 arms, accoutrements, etc. in store at Albany. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Clinton to Washington, 1778, Dec. 28. 

29, 335 

1778 Russell, W[illiam]. Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 21 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Reenlist- 

ment of men in Scott s [Virginia] brigade; Col. 
[John] Neville s need of additional money. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 285 

1778 McDougall, Alexander. [Peekskill, New York]. Authori- 

DEC. 22 zation for granting passports for provisions des 

tined for the well affected ; necessary oath, form 
of permit, etc.; (Jan. 7, 1779) seizures of prop 
erty; stock and grain; form of certificate to be 
given. Broadside. 2 pp. Printed by Samuel 
Loudon, Fishkill. Enclosed in McDougall to 
Washington, 1779, Jan. 25. 30, 162 

1778 [Clinton, James.] Fort Schuyler [New York]. Report of 

DEC. 23 Priest Peter of William Johnston s mission from 

the Cayugas to the Oneidas; Oneida answer; In 
dian intentions. 3 pp. Enclosed in Clinton to 
Washington, 1779, Jan. 2. 30, 10 

1778 Fleury, F[rancois] L[ouis Teisseydre, Marquis de]. Phila- 

DEC. 23 delphia. To [George] Washington [Philadel 

phia]. Difference [in circumstances of coming 
to America] between Fleury and the other French 
engineers; injury to Fleury from present differ 
ence. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 292 
1778 Huntington, Jedidiah. Redding [Connecticut]. To 
DEC. 23 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Need of 
hats for his troops. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Jan. 8. 29, 305 
1778 [McNutt, Alexander.] [Philadelphia?]. To the Committee 
DEC. 23 [of Congress, James Lovell, William Whipple and 
John Witherspoon]. Power of the Nova Scotian 
committee and steps taken to form a council 
with President, etc.; the plan of 1775; request 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 887 

for copies of all papers laid before Congress in 
behalf of Nova Scotia; building proposed road 
[to St. Johns]; advantages of same. A. D. S. 
4 pp. Enclosed in McNutt to Washington, 1779, 
Jan. 4. 30, 36 

1778 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. [Middlebrook.] To [George Wash- 

DEC. 23 ington, Philadelphia]. Money need for reenlist- 

ment bounties in Col. [William] Davies regi 
ment. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 307 

1778 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

DEC. 23 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Need of 

clothing for his brigade; want of blankets; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Israel] Putnam s orders and live stock sent 
into the enemy; requests directions; plundering 
the Long Island shore; Connecticut whale-boats; 
intelligence transmitted. A. L. S. 7 pp. 

29, 297 

[1778] Parsons, S[amuelHolden]. [Redding, Connecticut.] Memo- 

[DEC. 23] randum of intelligence: Reenforcement from 

England; garrison at New York; report of British 
designs against the coast. A. D. S. 2 pp. En 
closed in preceding entry. 29, 301 

1778 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

DEC. 23 Washington [Philadelphia]. Fulfillment of Wash 

ington s directions of the 13th inst.; hutting of 
troops; capture of a Refugee boat with goods; 
need of clothing for the Connecticut troops; es 
tablishment of videttes. L. S. 4 pp. 29, 303 

1778 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To 

DEC. 23 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. The corre 

spondence with [Samuel] C[ulpe]r. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Jan. 2. 29, 294 

1778 Deane, James. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 24 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Proposals of 

the Quiyogers [Cayugas] to the Oneidas; latter s 
need of clothing and food; designs of the Six Na 
tions. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1779, Jan. 1. 30, 4 

1778 Feurer, Charles and Wilhelm Kleinsmitt. Philadelphia. 

DEC. 24 To [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Their 

dismissal from the Army by Congress; request to 

be placed in the service. A. L. S. of Kleinsmitt, 

signed also by Feurer. 1 p. 29, 310 



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1778 Hazen, Moses. Near Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

DEC. 24 Washington [Philadelphia]. Need of clothing, 

blankets and shoes for his regiment; care of uni 
form clothing; introducing Maj. [James Ran 
dolph] Reid. A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 319 

1778 Lee, Charles. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 24 [Philadelphia]. Requesting permission to hold 

an interview with [Lt.] Col. [William] Butler. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 26. 29, 309 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook. To 

DEC. 24 Maj. Gen. [Baron] Riedesel [Sussex Court House ? 

New Jersey]. Orders issued looking to Riedesel s 
comfort on the journey to Virginia. Contem 
porary copy by Stirling. 1 p. Enclosed in Stir 
ling to Washington, 1778, Dec. 25. 29, 330 
1778 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 
DEC. 25 liam] Phillips [on march to Virginia]. Failure of 
exchange negotiations. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. E. 205 
1778 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 
DEC. 25 Washington [Philadelphia]. Fear of miscarriage 
of Washington s letters; need of blankets, cloth 
ing and money for Col. [Timothy] Bedel s regi 
ment. A. L. S. lp. Answered Jan. 20. 29,312 
1778 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 
DEC. 25 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Inter 
course with enemy; passports granted by Penn 
sylvania; [John Smith] Hatfield and others de 
livered to the civil authorities. A. L. S. 1 p. 

29, 314 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook. To 

DEC. 25 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Escort for 

Baron Riedesel; distress of tories for bread in 
New York; escort for [Maj.] Gen. [William] Phil 
lips. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 1, 1779. 

29, 328 

1778 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. [Wil- 

DEC. 26 liam] Butler, New York. His interview with 

Maj. Gen. [Charles] Lee. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. E. 367 
1778 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Sir Henry Clin- 

DEC. 26 ton, New York]. Severity inflicted on B rower 

and Loziers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. E. 207 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 889 

1778 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 26 [Charles] Lee [Philadelphia]. Arrangements for 

his requested interview with [Lt.] Col. [William] 

Butler. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. B. VII, 479 

1778 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 26 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Arranging meeting between [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] 
Lee and [Lt,] Col. [William] Butler. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. VII, 485 

1778 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 26 [Israel] Putnam [Danbury, Connecticut]. Winter 

quarters and general military matters; seizure of 
cattle, forage, etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 483 

1778 [Macpherson, William] [Middlebrook.] Information : Posi- 

DEC. 26 tion of British regiments; Macpherson resigned 

from the British Army and just escaped from 

New York. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. W 

1778 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Lt. Col. [Ben- 

DEC. 27 jamin] Temple [Winchester, Virginia] Winter 

quarters; reenlistments. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 487 

1778 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [P.hil- 

DEC. 27 adelphia]. Guns of [H. M. S.] Somerset; Capt. 

[Joseph] Traversi s journey to Canada; demand 

for rations from furloughed officers and men. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 14. 29, 318 

1778 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 27 ton [Philadelphia]. Efforts to find account of a 

route to the St. Lawrence by the river La Famine 
in 1758; [Lt.] Col. [John] Bradstreet s journal of 
expedition against Frontenac ; expectation of in 
telligence from Canada; Congress on Schuyler s 
court-martial; resignation; appreciation of 
Washington s kindness; intention to act with 
militia whenever necessary. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

29, 324 

1778 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Phil- 

28 adelphia]. Muster and pay of Whitcomb s corps; 

application for clothing for Warner s and Whit- 



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comb s regiments; error in Warner s returns; 
state of military stores in Northern department. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 19. 29, 333 

[1778] [Livingston, William S.] [Beverwyck, New York.] To 

[DEC. 28] [Lt. Col. Ebenezer Huntington]. Resignation; 

settlement of accounts. Contemporary extract 

attested by Huntington. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Huntington to Washington, 1782, Sep. 10. 

59, 70 

1778 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 28 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Reported 

damage to British shipping by storm; prepara 
tion of a fleet. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 337 

1778 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. ToMaj. 

DEC. 28 Gen. [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Middle- 

brook]. Forwarding newspapers; request for the 
evidences against [John Smith] Hatfield and the 
others. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Stirling to 
Washington, 1778, Dec. 29. 29, 339 

1778 Russell, W[illiam]. Middlebrook. To [James] McHenry 

DEC. 28 [Middlebrook]. Money necessary for reenlist- 

ment [bounties] in the 6th, 8th and 4th Virginia 

regiments. A. L. S. 1 p. With McHenry s 

memo, of amounts furnished. 29, 336 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook. To 

DEC. 28 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Lack of in 

telligence ; scarcity of forage and necessity of the 
impress ordered; hutting; need of Philadelphia 
papers to obtain the New York ones. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 29, 332 

1778 Z. [Lewis J. Costigin.] Staten Island. To Col. [Mat- 

DEC. 28 thias] Ogden [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

British vessels ashore; sailing of a fleet; commu 
nication arrangements. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Stirling to Washington, 1779, Jan. 13. 30, 80 

1778 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Marquis de 

DEC. 29 Lafayette, Boston]. Postponement of the [Cana 

dian] expedition; his return to France. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Sparks, 6, 149. P. I, pt. 2, 275 

1778 [Howe, Robert.] Return of Continental officers and men 

DEC. 29 missing after action [at Brewton Hill, Savannah, 

Georgia]. 1 p. Enclosed in Lincoln to Wash 
ington, 1779, Jan. 5. 30, 55 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 891 

1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook. To 

DEC. 29 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Forward 

ing newspapers; freezing over of Staten Island 
Sound and suggested attempt against British; 
measures guarding against a surprise; results of 
the forage impress. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Jan. 1. 29, 343 

1778 Archer, Henry. Millstone [Near Middlebrook]. To 

DEC. 30 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Desire to 

enter the Army; opinion of the British and 

American causes. A. L. S. 4 pp. 29, 346 

1778 Howe, Robert. [Near Savannah, Georgia.] To [Ma j. Gen. 

DEC. 30 Benjamin Lincoln?, South Carolina]. Account 

of battle and retreat [from Brewton Hill]; the 
missing; loss of artillery; Howe s intention. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Lin 
coln to Washington, 1779, Jan. 5. 30, 56 

1778 Knox, II[enry]. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 30 Washington [Philadelphia]. Knox s situation. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 353 

1778 Knox, H[enry]. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 30 Washington [Philadelphia]. Knox s situation; 

effect of resolutions of Congress of Feb. 11 [1778 
on management of the Ordnance Department; 
difficulties; need of preparation for next cam 
paign; willingness to leave the service. L. S. 
4 pp. 29, 355 

1778 Lee, Henry [jr]. Burlington [New Jersey]. To [Lt. Col.] 

DEC. 30 Tench Tilghman [Middlebrook]. Necessity of 

changing his quarters on account of lack of 
forage; supply at Woodbury; filling of two cor 
net vacancies. A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 357 

1778 Phillips, W[illiam]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 30 Washington [Philadelphia]. Difficulty of his 

baggage transportation; requests Washington s 
signed authority to procure the necessary aid; 
his route; desire to meet Washington if Conven 
tion troops can be helped thereby. L. S. 2 pp. 

29, 344 

1778 Shippen, W[illiam,] jr. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 30 ington [Philadelphia]. Transmitting a general 

return of sick and wounded in the hospitals. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 350 



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1778 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook. To 

DEC. 30 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Assem 

bling of a British fleet off Staten Island; damage 
done shipping by storm and ice; distress in New 
York for flour; British fears for supply fleets 
from England; the naval situation; condition of 
the Army; casting of cannon-balls. L. S. 3 pp. 

29, 348 

1778 Z. [Lewis J. Costigin.] New York. To [Col. Matthias 

DEC. 30 Ogden, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Enclosing 

newspapers; confirmation of non-evacuation of 
New York; damage sustained by shipping; want 
of flour in British army; [Maj.] Gen. [John] 
Vaughan s march toward east end of Long Is 
land ; regiments ordered to Staten Island. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1779, 
Jan. 13. 30, 79 

1778 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. James 

DEC. 31 Clinton [Albany]. [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] 

Schuyler and command of the Northern Depart 
ment; regimental matters; capital punishment. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. B. VII, 493 

1778 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Lt. Col. Ben- 

DEC. 31 jamin Flower, Philadelphia]. His application 

for a certificate of service. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. B. VII, 495 

Paragraphs referring him to the Board of War and Gen. Knox have been 
crossed out. 

1778 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

DEC. 31 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Command of the 

Northern Department; [late] Col. [Ichabod] 

Alden s regiment. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. In part in Ford, 7, 307, note. 

B. VII, 489 

1778 Dickerson, Jonathan. Morris County [New Jersey]. 

DEC. 31 Affidavit to seizure of his grain by James Skin 

ner and resisting of civil arrest. D. S. 2 pp. 
Sworn before Benjamin Lindsly. W 

1778 Flower, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To George Washing- 

31 ton [Philadelphia]. Request for a certificate of 

service; his necessities and pay. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered same day. 29, 360 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 893 

1778 [McDougall, Alexander.] Peekskill [New York]. Instruc- 

DEC. 31 tions to Lt. Col. [Jean Baptiste] Gouvion [Peeks- 

kill]. Erection of a fortification at King s Ferry. 
Contemporary copy. Enclosed in McDougall to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 15. 31, 312 

1778 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 31 [George] Washington, Philadelphia. Forward 

ing letters to New York; obtaining New York 
newspapers; rumored damage to British ship 
ping. A. L. S. 1 p. 29, 359 

[1778] [Washington, George.] [Fishkill.] Extracts from Col. 

[DEC.] [John] Bradstreet s journal of expedition against 

Fort Frontenac in 1759. A. D. 8pp. Endorsed 

by Washington: "Extracts .... Expedn. 

against Cadiroqui." 29, 242 

Copied from the original transmitted to Washington by Schuyler, 1778, 
Dec. 27. 

[1778] [Washington, George.] [New York State] Examination 

of Philip Miller as to position of British troops 
[at north end of York Island]. A. D. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "Intelligence from De 
serters." W 

[1778?] [Washington, George.] List of British regiments in Amer 
ica. Tabular statement giving names of colonels, 
lieutenant-colonels and majors. A. D. 2 pp. W 

[1778?] [Washington, George.] Form of warrant, in blank, for ap 
pointment of paymaster, adjutant or quarter 
master. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. W 

1778-9 Canada. Account of strength of forts and vessels, in Can 
ada and on the lakes, by different persons. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Richard Varick. W 

[1778] [Greene, NathanaeL] Memorandum of a general plan for 
reembursing inhabitants plundered by the Army 
during December 1777 and January 1778 [in vicin 
ity of Valley Forge]. A. D. 2 pp. 33, 426 

[1778?] [Hamilton, Alexander.] Memorandum of places where 
forage magazines are to be established. A. D. 
1 p. W 

1778 Jones, D[aniel] New York. To Brig. Gen. [Cortlandt] 

Skinner [Staten Island]. Permission to Edmund 
Bembridge and John Van Mater to come on 
Staten Island. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Maxwell 
to Washington, 1778, Dec. 16. 29, 261 



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[1778] la Balme, Mottin de. [Middlebrook.] To [George Wash- 
ton, Middlebrook]. Explanation of duty of In 
spector General of Cavalry ; purpose in coming to 
America. A. L. 1 p. W 

[1778?] [Moylan, Stephen.] List of officers of the 4th [Continental] 
Light Dragoons. A. D. 1 p. W 

[1778] Virginia, troops. Memorandum of officers of the two Vir 

ginia State regiments. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. W 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. [Ed- 

JAN. 1 ward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. Winter 

quarters at Minisink; proposed attempt against 

Indian and tory settlements. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 5 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 1 [William] Small wood [Middlebrook]. Discipline 

of soldiers working in shoe factory at Newark. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 3 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [William Alex- 

JAN. l anderj Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Proposed enterprize against Staten Island. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 1, 1 

1779 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To Maj. 

JAN. l Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Intelligence from 

Canada; strength of the British, etc. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. 93, 22 

1779 Bretigney, [Marquis] de. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

JAN. 1 ington, Philadelphia]. Transmitting his plan of 

formation of a French corps. A. L. S. 1 p. (In 

French.) Memorials. 29 

Translation by John Laurens in Memorials. 44. 

[1779] Bretigney, [Marquis] de. [Philadelphia.] Composition 

[JAN. 1] and formation of a French corps, with explana 

tory notes. A. D.S. 3pp. (In French.) En 
closed in preceding entry. Memorials. 31 

Translation by John Laurens in Memorials. 43. 

1779 Jones, D[aniel]. New York. To Capt. [Robert?] Smith 

JAN. l [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey] Treatment of 

Brower and Lashaer [Loziers]. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Clinton to Washington, 1779, Jan. 23. 

30, 152 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 895 

1779 Pintard, Lewis. New York. To Capt. [Robert?] Smith 

JAN. 1 [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey], Testifying that 

clothing, provisions, etc. for American prisoners 

have never been refused admittance. L. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Clinton to Washington, 1779, Jan. 23. 

30, 150 

1779 Sanssure, D[aniel] de. Beaufort [South Carolina]. Letter 

JAN. 1 to - - ? Capture of a British sloop; the fleet 

[from New York], its destination and other intel 
ligence; force at New York and Rhode Island. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Lin 
coln to Washington, 1779, Jan. 5. 30, 52 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 1 ton [Philadelphia]. Acknowledging receipt of 

orders; desire to aid in every way despite his 
resignation; [James] Deane s letter and the 
Oneida s request for a fort. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 18. 30, 2 

[1779] Steel, Archibald. Fort Pitt. "Copies of Letters & some 
JAN. 1-21 other Papers with Remarks which will naturally 
arise upon the [perusal ?] of them & the proceed 
ings of a Court Martial at Fort Pitt for 

the Tryal of Colo. Archibald Steel D. [Q. M. G of] 
the Western Department." 46 pp. (Part miss 
ing.) W 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 2 [Jacob] Bayley [Newbury, New Hampshire]. 

Postponement of the Canadian expedition. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 9 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [William Alex- 

JAN. 2 ander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Secret intelligence; contract for cannon- 
balls. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 7 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

JAN. 2 Tallmadge [Fairfield, Connecticut]. Secret intel 

ligence from [Samuel] C[ulper]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 13 

1779 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. Memoran- 

JAN. 2 dum of the situation in Canada. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. 93, 21 



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1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Phil- 

JAN. 2 adelphia]. William Johnston s mission to the 

Oneidas; unsuccessful attempt to apprehend 
him; the Oneidas answer; furnishing food to 
Indians; need of ammunition; troops to march 
to Saratoga. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 19. 

30, 9 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 2 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Forward 

ing Lt. [William] Campbell and a London news 
paper. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 8 

1779 Beatty, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 3 Washington [Philadelphia]. Refusal of [Brig.] 

Gen. [William] Maxwell to allow exchanged pris 
oners to go into New York; requests Washing 
ton s instructions; call of [American] prisoners 
in New York for a supply of provisions. L. S. 
2 pp. Auto, signed memo, of James McHenry, 
Jan. 11, of Lord Stirling s grant of a flag for pris 
oners but no passport for provisions. 30, 14 

1779 Measam, George. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JAN. 3 Washington [Philadelphia]. Transmitting cloth 

ing return; forwarding clothing to Fishkill; ef 
forts to store a supply at Springfield ; transporta 
tion; overalls; French blankets and clothing; 
shoes. A. L. S. 4pp. Answered Jan. 18. 30,12 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord], Middlebrook [New 

JAN. 3 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Philadel 

phia]. Rotting of the ice [in Staten Island 
Sound]; [Maj.] Gen. [William] Phillips request; 
damage sustained by British shipping; mutiny 
of a Scotch regiment ; the forage supply. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 30, 16 

Inadvertently dated 1778. 

1779 Woodford, William. Windsor [Virginia]. To [George] 

JAN. 3 Washington [Philadelphia]. Extension of his 

leave of absence. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

Feb. 13. 30, 18 

1779 MclTuU, Alexander. [Philadelphia?] To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 4 ington [Philadelphia]. Papers laid before Con 

gress respecting feeling of inhabitants of Nova 
Scotia; undertakes to furnish a true state of 
that colony. Recent copy. 1 p. 30, 30 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 897 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 4 Maj. Gen. [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling 

[Middlebrook]. Reported capture of the Cork 

fleet by ComteD Estaing. A. L. S. 1 p. 30,78 

1779 Measam, George. Fishldll [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 4 ington [Philadelphia]. Arrival of clothing at 

Fishkill and request for instructions. A. L. S. 

of James Geary for Measam. 1 p. 30, 22 

1779 Parker, Hyde and Archibald Campbell. Savannah [Geor- 

J A N. 4 gia]. Proclamation: Calling on the people to 

join the [British] fleet and army and promising 
protection and reimbursement for losses suffered ; 
pardon to deserters. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. Enclosed in Lincoln to Washington, 1779, 
Jan. 5. 30, 51 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook [New 

J AN - 4 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Philadel 

phia]. Sailing of a large British fleet from New 
York; distress for flour in the city; wording of 
a parole granted by Adml. [James, Baron] Gam- 
bier; destination of the fleet. L. S. 2pp. 30,28 

1779 Wigglesworth, Edward. Providence [Rhode Island], To 

JAN - 4 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Establish 

ment of rank of the Massachusetts line ; Wiggles- 
worth s position; provisional resignation. Re 
cent copy. 1 p. 30, 27 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Philadelphia.] To Dr. [John] 

JAN - 5 Morgan [Philadelphia]. Charges against and trial 

of Dr. [William] Shippen [jr]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 11 

Dated In error: Morristown. 

1779 Greene, N[athanael]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JAX. 5 ton [Philadelphia]. Lack of leisure for reflection; 

scarcity of provision and forage; three principal 
objects of coming campaign: subsistence of 
Army, scourge of Indians and capture of New 
York; ideas in the rough respecting same. 
A. L. S. 6 pp. 30, 43 

1779 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

JAN - 5 ton [Philadelphia]. Advertisement for forage in 

year 1776; case and claim of William Gilliland; 

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Hay s arrest; material to be provided for West 
Point fortification; inability to procure bear 
skins. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 18. 30, 39 

[1779] [Huntington, Jedidiah.] Brigade of. Petition of muti- 

[JAN. 5] neers, under arrest in the provost, to Maj. Gen. 

[Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Plea 
for pardon. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Putnam to Washington, 1779, Jan. 5. 

30, 66 

1779 Lincoln, Bfenjamin]. Purysburgh, South Carolina. To 

JAN. 5 George Washington [Philadelphia]. Arrival of 

British fleet and landing near Savannah; retreat 
of [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe; efforts to collect 
troops; the situation; disappointment in supplies 
and men; state of Lincoln s wound; British re- 
enforcement from St. Augustine. A. L. S. 3 
pp. Answered Mar. 15. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 244. 30, 49 

1779 Morgan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 5 [Philadelphia]. Committee of Congress inquiry 

into Morgan s administration of hospital affairs; 
request for a certificate from Washington; prin 
cipal points of the inquiry. A. L. S. 1 p. 

30, 41 

1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JAN. 5 Washington [Philadelphia]. Subsidence of dis 

turbances in Huntington s brigade; the leaders 
and question of punishment; report of British 
move toward east end of Long Island. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Feb. 5. 30, 58 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Marquis de 

JAN. 6 Bretigny, Philadelphia ?] Proposition for rais 

ing a French regiment. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 15 
1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Dr. John Mor- 

JAN. 6 gan, Philadelphia]. Dispute between the Hos 

pital and Regimental surgeons; Morgan s serv 
ices; inefficiency at Cambridge and New York 
and causes. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt, 1,19 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Sussex [New] Jersey. To [George] 

JAN. 6 Washington [Philadelphia]. Requesting pass 

ports for vessels with clothing, wine, etc. for the 
Convention troops. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 67 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 899 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Sussex [Court House, New Jersey]. 

JAN. 6 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Nego 

tiations for exchange of prisoners; status of the 
Convention troops; possible methods of ex 
change; desire of discussing the question with 
any officer Washington may appoint; requests 
leave to visit New York. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 60 
1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 7 William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Abuse of flags; general directions to govern use 
of same. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 23 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Orders governing seizures of 

JAN. 7 property. See: McDougall, 1778, Dec. 22. 

1779 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Middlebrook. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 7 ington, Philadelphia. Lt. [Thomas Brogden] 

Hugo to command at shoe-factory at Newark; 

establishment of a factory by officers of the 

Maryland line; results and the present situation. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 69 

1779 Spencer, Oliver. Minisink [New York]. To G[eorge] 

JAN. 7 Washington [Middlebrook]. Situation of his 

family; desire to be deranged. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

31, 287 

1779 Stoddert, Benjamin. Sunbury [Pennsylvania]. To Brig. 

JAN. 7 Gen. [Edward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. 

Strength and condition of Hartley s regiment; 
forage, ammunition and provision at Wyoming; 
snow-shoes; country between Wyoming and 
Chemung; strength of the Indians; destruction 
possible of accomplishment by a winter expedi 
tion; uselessness of horse in such a country. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Hand 
to Washington, 1779, Jan. 15. 30, 94 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 8 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Danbury, Connecticut]. 

Purchasing of hats for Connecticut troops. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 33 
1779 Washington, George. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Mea- 
JAN. 8 sam [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Ciothing sup 
plies for Connecticut troops. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 37 



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1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 8 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. [Brig.] 

Gen. [Samuel H olden] Parsons complaint as to 

clothing of the Connecticut troops; state of the 

case ; breaking up of intercourse with the enemy. 

Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 25 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elisha] 

JAN. 8 Sheldon [Durham, Connecticut]. Dragoons for 

[Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Putnam. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 35 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [William Alex- 

JAN. 8 ander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Allotment of blankets to troops; breaking 
up of trade with enemy and kindred matters. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 31 
1779 Hallam, Robert and Seth Phelps. Reading [Pennsyl- 
JAN. 8 \ania]. Certificate of Maj. Wills Cliffs appoint 
ment. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed: "Clift & Wat 
son. Pretensions to Rank" W 

[1779] [Livingston, William S.] [Beverwyck, New York.] To 

[JAN. 8] [Lt. Col. Ebenezer Huntington]. Pay arrange 

ments; his continuance on the rolls. Contem 
porary extract attested by Huntington. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Huntington to Washington, 1782, 
Sep. 10. 59, 69 

1779 Butler, Zebulon. Westmoreland [Pennsylvania]. Returns 

JAN. 10 of forage, horses and provisions. Tabular state 

ments. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to 
Waslu ngton, 1779, Jan. 15. 30, 96 

1779 Butler, Zebulon. Westmoreland [Pennsylvania]. To Brig, 

JAN. 10 Gen. [Edward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. 

Capt. [Benjamin] Stoddert s letter; difficulties of 
road between Wyoming and Chemung; snow- 
shoes; request for reenforcement ; orders of 
Board of War to Col. [Thos.] Hartley. Contem 
porary extract. 2 pp. Enclosed in Hand to 
Washington, 1779, Jan. 15. 30, 96 

1779 Butler, Zebulon. Westmoreland [Pennsylvania]. Returns 

JAN. 10 of troops and ammunition at Westmoreland. 

Tabular statements. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Hand to Washington, 1779, Jan. 15. 30, 97 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 901 

1779 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To Maj. 

JAN. 11 Gen. Philip [John] Schuyler, Albany. CoL 

[Morgan] Lewis message to the St. Francois In 
dians; number and positions of British troops in 
Canada Recent copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1779, Jan. 29. 30, 174 

1779 Bedel, Timothy. Haverhill [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

JAN. 11 Gen. Philip [John] Schuyler, Albany. Number 

and position of the enemy in Canada; Canadians 
hope for an expedition; need of Indian families 
at Haverhill. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1779, Jan. 29. 30, 176 

1779 General Court-martial. Minisink [New York]. Proceed- 

JAN. 11 ings in trial of Lt. [Capt.] Cotoosky [Comte Kol- 

kowski] for mutinous behavior. D. S: O[liver] 

Spencer, Prest. 4 pp. Enclosed in Hand to 

Washington, 1779, Jan. 15. 30, 98 

1779 Homans, John. Durham [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JAN. 12 Washington [Philadelphia]. Leave of absence 

for Capt. Josiah Stoddard. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 39 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 12 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. System of 

monthly flags sent in [with tories to New York] ; 
disadvantages of present method ; arrival of part 
pf the Cork fleet and rumor of intended British 
raid into Jersey. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Jan. 26. 30, 77 

1779 Bedel, Timothy. Haverhill [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

JAN. 13 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Bedel s situation; 

non-receipt of resolves of Congress respecting 
his clothing; inability to furnish clothing to 
Capt. [Joseph] Traversi and Indian Chiefs; re 
quest for orders; intelligence from Canada. 
Contemporary copy by Gates. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Gates to Washington, 1779, Jan. 26. 30, 184 

1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George Washington, Phila- 

JAN. 13 delphia.] Washington s call for Maj. [Thomas] 

Posey s corps [7th Virginia]; Southern troops 

detained in hospital for want of clothing. L. S. 

1 p. 33, 269 

1779 Spencer, Oliver. Minisink [New York]. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 13 [Edward] Hand [Minisink]. Lt. [Capt. Comte] 



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Colooski s [Kolkowski] court-martial. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 1779, 
Jan. 15. 30, 102 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Middlebrook [New 

JAN. 13 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. 

Clothing matters; blankets and shoes; applica 
tions; Lt. Col. [Caleb] North s march; state of 
the foraging. A. L. S. 2pp. 30,81 

[1779] [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord]. [Middlebrook.] In- 
JAN. 13 structions to Lt. Col. [Caleb] North [Middlebrook]. 

Orders to march to Tinton Falls ; breaking up of 
trade with New York ; warning against surprise ; 
detection of criminals ; rewards, etc ; flags ; seiz 
ure of property; obtaining intelligence; wrecks, 
and shipping. Auto, draft. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
Stirling to Washington, 1779, Jan. 13. 30, 100 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Col. John 

JAN. 14 Beatty, Raritan, New Jersey]. Intercourse with 

New York and granting of passports. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 47 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 14 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Danbury, Connecticut], 

Clothing for [Lt.] Col. [Isaac] Sherman s regiment. 
Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 45 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 14 [Henry] Knox [Pluckainin, New Jersey]. Orders 

to confer with Congress on state of the Ordnance 

Department. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 43 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To G[eorge] Measam 

JAN. 14 [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Issue of clothing 

to Huntington s brigade. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 49 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [William Alexan- 

JAN. 14 der, Lord Stirling, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Exchange negotiations for Convention troops; 
retiring Continental money ; cannon-ball casting. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 39 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 903 

1779 Stoddard, Darius. Durham [Connecticut]. To George 

JAN. 14 Washington [Philadelphia]. Certifying to Capt. 

Josiah Stoddard s condition. Transcript. 

C. C. 169, 6, 306 

1779 Stoddard, Josiah. Durham [Connecticut]. To George 

JAN. 14 Washington [Philadelphia]. Application for 

leave of absence. A. L. S. 2 pp v 

C. C. 152, 7, 41 

1779 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

JAN. 14 Washington [Philadelphia]. Washington s order 

for Col. [Henry] Jackson s band. L. S. 1 p. 

30, 85 

1779 Anonymous. [Peekskill ? New York.] To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

JAN. 15 ander] McDougall [Peekskill]. British spies sent 

to set fire to buildings at Fishkill ; Gov. [William] 
Tryon s letter; personal fears of the informant. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Mc 
Dougall to Washington, 1779, Jan. 19. 30, 130 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Phila- 

JAN. 15 delphia]. Call for troops to protect magazine of 

stores at Coos [New Hampshire] ; demands of 

officers on furlough for provisions, clothing, etc. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 14. 30, 88 

1779 Hand, Edward. Minisink [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 15 ington [Philadelphia], Intelligence from the Sus- 

quehanhah ; proposed winter expedition against 
Chemung; preparation of boats at Wyoming; 
court-martial of Lt. [Capt. Comte] Kolkowski. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 7. 30, 92 

1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [William 

JAN. 15 Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New 

Jersey], Request for a Convention officer to go 

into Canada on parole. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. B. VIII, pt. 1, 51 

1773 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Mclntosh [Pennsylvania]. To 

JAN. 16 George Washington [Philadelphia]. Dislike 

aroused by [Brig.] Gen. [Lachlan] Mclntosh. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 14. 30, 105 

1779 Phillips, Wfilliam]. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

JAN. 16 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Exchange 

negotiations; the Convention corps and their 

officers; exchange by ransom; leave granted Lt. 

Col. Kechlien. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 103 



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1779 Banister, Seth. [Peekskill? New York]. To [Col. 

JAN. 17 Michael] Jackson [Fishkill, New York]. Distress 

of soldiers for straw and blankets; mutiny ex 
pected. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. On same 
folio with Jackson to McDougall, 1779, Jan. 17. 
Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 1779, 
Jan. 19. 

1779 Bland, Theodorick. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To [George 

JAN. 17 Washington, Philadelphia]. Arrival of Conven 

tion troops at Charlottesville; commanders and 
guards therefor; officers on parole; request for 
leave of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 113 

1779 Jackson, M[ichael]. Fishkill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 17 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New York]. 

Maj. [Seth] Banister s report of soldiers com 
plaint; measures taken. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 
1779, Jan. 19. 30, 131 

1779 [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] [Middlebrook.] To 

JAN. 17 [Maj. Gen. William Phillips, Bethlehem, Pennsyl 

vania]. Washington s doubt of good coming 
from a conference to exchange the Convention 
troops; exchanging entire corps with its officers. 
Contemporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Phil 
lips to Washington, 1779, Feb. 1. 30, 209 

1779 Wood, James. Winchester [Virginia]. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 17 ington [Philadelphia]. Transmitting Virginia 

Acts of Dec. 19, 1778 [q. v.] respecting the 
Army; land reserve; collection of furloughed 
men and deserters; Wood s stay at home. A. L. S. 
1 p. 30, 107 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. [Udny] 

JAN. 18 Hay [Fishkill]. Civil suit for forage payment; 

clothing issues. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 63 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To George Measam 

JAN. 18 [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Storage of cloth 

ing at Fishkill; obtaining supplies of shoes, 
shirts, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 165 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

JAN. 18 Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Mutiny in 



905 

Huntington s brigade; clothing matters. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. In 
Ford, 7, 326. B. VIII, pt. 1, 57 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

J AN - 18 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Postponement 

of the Niagara expedition; Schuyler s resignation; 
Indian affairs. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. In part in Ford, 7, 307, 
note. B. VIII, pt. 1, 55 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

JAN T - 18 Tallmadge [Fail-field, Connecticut]. Acknowl 

edging secret intelligence. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 61 

1779 [McDougall, Alexander.] Peekskill [New York]. To 

J AN - I 8 James Geary, Fishkill [New York]. Orders to 

make up large blankets from smaller ones; re 
turns of blankets, clothing and shoes desired. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Mc 
Dougall to Washington, 1779, Jan. 19. 30, 132 
1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook. To 

JAN. 18 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Visit of 

Capt. [Thomas] Bibby and other Convention 
officers; [Maj.] Gen. [William] Phillips letters; 
forwarding intelligence; paper money; arrival of 
ships from England at New York. A. L. S. 2 
pp. Answered Jan. 25. 30, 1 14 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

J AN - 19 James Clinton [Albany]. Inoculation; clothing 

and Indian matters. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 67 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Philadelphia.] To [Casimir, Comte] 

J AN "- 19 Pulaski [Minisink, New York], Removal of cav 

alry to Wilmington. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 69 

1779 [Washington, George,] Philadelphia. To Dr. [Malachi] 

J AN ~- 19 Treat [Albany]. Clothing for hospital; inocula 

tion; money. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 73 

1779 Beatty, John. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

J A N. 19 ington [Philadelphia]. Delay of his flags; dis 

tress of American prisoners in New York. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Jan. 29. 30, 141 



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1779 General Court-martial. Philadelphia. Proceedings in 

JAN. 19 trial of Capt. Isaac Coren for continual drunk- 

eness, disobedience, etc. Attested copy by 

William Cross of an original signed by Samuel 

Davidson, Presidt. 7 pp. 95, 42 

1779 Jackson, Michael. Fishkill [New York]. To [George 

JAN. 19 Washington, Philadelphia]. Arrangement of his 

regiment; officers, filling of vacancies, etc.; 

Francis Dana s aspersions of Jackson. A. L. S. 

4 pp. Answered Feb. 26. 30, 121 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

JAN. 19 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Capt. [Wil 

liam] Bedlow s knowledge of Niagara; disbelief 
in possible success of an expedition against that 
place; a secret correspondence; British distress 
for bread ; flour furnished enemy from Connecti 
cut; deserters from the enemy; enticement of 
artificers from Peekskill by offer of higher wages ; 
discontent in Learned s brigade; difficulty in 
obtaining straw; general character of vessels to 
be built; fraudulent practices of the Commis 
saries. L. S. 12 pp. 30, 122 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 20 [Jacob] Bayley [Newbury, New Hampshire]. 

Bayley s fear of loss of Washington s letters; or 
ders given to care for stores on the upper Con 
necticut. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 75 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

JAN. 20 Wadsworth [Hartford ?]. Countermand of orders 

for storing provisions on Connecticut River. 
Draft. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 77 

1779 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles.] Philadelphia. To [George] 

JAN. 20 Washington [Philadelphia]. Command of Pu- 

laski s corps ; brigadier-ship ; recruiting requests ; 
desire of post at Springfield [Massachusetts] ; of 
ficers. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 21. 

30, 144 

[1779] [Armand-Tuffin, Charles.] Estimate of his partisan corps. 

[JAN. 20] Tabular statement. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in pre 

ceding entry. 30, 146 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 907 

1779 Laurens, John. [Philadelphia.] To Capt. [Robert] San- 

JAN. 20 derson [Lancaster? Pennsylvania]. Refusal of 

his request on account of recall of paroled Ameri 
can officers. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. E. 369 

1779 Nelson, Thomas, jr. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

JAN. 2 Washington, Valley Forge], Delay in answering 

Washington s letter; inoculating Virginia troops 

for small-pox; fear of the disease and objection 

to inoculation. A. L. S. 3 pp. 29, 362 

Dated Inadvertently 1778. 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Millstone [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 20 Washington [Philadelphia]. State of camp; re- 

i quest for leave to go to Philadelphia. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 30, 148 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Charles] 

J AN - 21 Armand[-Tuffin, Minisink, New York]. Combin 

ing of partisan corps; his proposal. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 81 

1779 Pierce, John, jr. Middlebrook. To [George] Washington, 

JAN. 21 Philadelphia. State of the military chest and 

need of money. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 392 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 23 ington [Philadelphia]. Case of Brower and 

Loziers. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 149 

1779 Irvine, William. Morristown. To the President of Con- 

J A *. 23 gress [Philadelphia]. Claim to rank. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Endorsed by Charles Thomson: Read 
29th Referred to the Board of War. In Con 
gress Feb. 29, 1780 Referred to the Commander 
in chief and that he be authorized to direct the 
necessary inquiry into Genl. Irvine s claim and 
finally settle the same. Geo Bond. Depy. 
Secy." And by Robert Hanson Harrison: 
"transd in letter 29 Feby 1780 referred to Bd. 
Genl. Officers July 4, 1780." W 

Letter of Feb. 29, 1780 from Congress to Washington is in 94, 211. 

1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

J AN - 24 Washington [Philadelphia]. Clothing of the Con 

necticut troops ; misconception of their necessity ; 
the French clothing; exact returns; release of 
mutineers of Huntington s brigade; loss of a 
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Island; enemy s want of flour; strength of Brit 
ish in New York; reported embodiment of Ref 
ugees and their intended raid; distress of the 
enemy; acknowledging dragoons placed at his 
disposal; seizure and disposal of goods. L. S. 
5 pp. 30, 156 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 25 James Clinton [Albany]. Building of the Oneida 

fort; protection of settlement at Burnet s Field; 
proposed secret expedition. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 83 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

JAN. 25 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Proposed expedition 

to destroy enemy s vessels on Lake Ontario; 
preparations for expedition against the Indian 
country; protection of Burnet s Field; proposed 
destruction of vessels at St. Johns. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and Wash 
ington. Extract in Ford, 7, 308, note. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 85 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

JAN. 25 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Orders for 

permits of provisions; British strength; dis 
missal of militia regiments; suggests ordering 
Poor s brigade to Peekskill; collecting informa 
tion of enemy. L. S. 4 pp. 30, 160 
[1779] Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 
[JAN. 25?] [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Clothing 
matters. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 26. 

30, 186 

[1779] Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. Return 

[JAN. 25?] o f men enlisted for three years or the war in the 

Jersey brigade and clothing drawn from the Con 
tinent. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. En 
closed in preceding entry. 30, 187 
[1779] Maxwell, William [Elizabethtown]. Return of clothing, 
[JAN. 25] wanting to complete the New Jersey brigade. 
Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Maxwell to Washington, 1779, Jan. 25? 115, 14 
1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 
JAN. 25 Washington [Philadelphia]. Requesting leave of 
absence for a month; matrimonial intentions. 
L. S. 1 p. 30, 163 



COERESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 909 

1779 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 25 ton [Philadelphia]. Appreciation of Washing 

ton s offer of command of the Northern Depart 
ment; resignation and reasons therefor; attitude 
of Congress; Canadian expedition. L. S. 3pp. 

30, 164 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JAN. 26 ham Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, 

New Jersey]. Sailing of Refugee corps and regu 
lars to the South; clothing for hospital patients 
at Albany. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 89 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 26 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Clothing deficit ; people refused by British the 
privilege of entering their lines. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 91 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 26 ham] Phillips [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Grant 

ing of passports to vessels carrying supplies forthe 
Convention troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of John Laurens. E. 209 
1779 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Phil- 
JAN. 26 adelphia]. Forwarding intelligence ; state of en 
emy s provision magazines; prisoners and their 
subsistence; drain on supplies caused by fur- 
loughed officers and men; need of flour in Massa 
chusetts. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 14. 

30, 183 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Xa- 

JAN. 27 thanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. Preparation of 

pack-saddles. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt, 1, 93 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Capt. [Josiah] 

JAN. 27 Stoddard [Durham, Connecticut]. His request for 

furlough. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 95 

1779 Anonymous. Martinico [West Indies]. To [Chevalier de 

JAN. 27 La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. British at San Lucia. 

Contemporary extract of a letter. 1 p. 93, 51 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 27 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Condition 



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of Refugees in New York; difficulty in obtaining 
intelligence; move of British toward east end of 
Long Island; distress of American prisoners for 
flour; difficulties caused by exchanged prisoners 
passing through Elizabethtown. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

30, 180 
1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 27 [George] Washington, Philadelphia. Rumored 

intended evacuation of Rhode Island; failure of 

British to surprise Capt. [Nathaniel ?] Laurence. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 30,190 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 27 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. British 

understanding of an attempt against Canada; 
need of batteaux on North and Mohawk Rivers; 
post at Oswego ; general plan for an attempt via 
Lake Champlain. A. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 193 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook [New 

JAN. 27 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. 

Rumored advance of British from Staten Island. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 194 

1779 Glover, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

JAN. 28 Washington [Philadelphia]. Leave to resign. 

L. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 7, 131 

1779 Knox, Henry. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 28 [Philadelphia]. The Artillery corps; State quo 

tas; enlistments. Transcript. C. C. 169, 6, 348 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To 

JAN. 28 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. His re 

quest for passport for clothing vessels; command 
at Charlottesville and barracks for the [Conven 
tion] troops; Maj. Gen. [Baron] Riedesel; need 
of clothing; request to send an officer to New 
York and establishment of a communication with 
that city. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 188 

1779 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Fail-field [Connecticut]. To 

JAN. 28 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Intelli 

gence from [Samuel] C[ulpe]r; Tallmadge s re 
moval to Durham. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Feb. 5. 30, 198 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Col.] John 

JAN. 29 Beatty [Princeton?]. Exchange of prisoners; 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 911 

officers who have violated their parole. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 101 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 29 Alexander McDougall, Peekskill]. Answers to 

his letters; application for specie. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 97 

1779 Clark, G[eorge] R[ogers]. Journal: March to and cap- 

JAN. 29- ture of Vincennes and after events. 23 pp. 

MAU - 20 Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, 

May 29. 33, 91 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [New York?] To [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 

JAN. 29 madge, Fairfield, Connecticut]. Pleasure at 

Tallmadge s approval of his intelligence; depre 
ciation of Continental money; belief in coming 
of peace; scattering of fleet bound for Cork; 
arrival of fleet from England; reported French 
and Spanish expedition against Gibraltar. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 200 

[1779] [Culper, Samuel.] [New York.] List of prices current in 

[JAN. 29] New York. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 30, 199 

1779 Killbuck, Captain John. Cooshackung [Coshocton, Ohio]. 

JAN. 29 Speech delivered to Col. John Gibson, Fort 

Laurens, on the Tuscarawas. Friendship of the 

Delawares and efforts to influence the other 

natiois. 2 pp. 22, 83 

1779 Laurens, John. [Philadelphia.] To [Capt. Josiah Stod- 

JAN. 29 dard, Durham, Connecticut]. Resolve of Con 

gress respecting his application for furlough. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 99 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To 

JAN. 29 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Situation 

of Convention troops; separation of officers from 

the men; port best calculated to receive clothing 

vessels from New York. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 202 

1779 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JAN. 30 liam Phillips, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Ar 

rangements for Convention troops at Charlottes- 
ville; transmission of his despatches into New 



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York; regret at want of troops for money and 
necessaries. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Al 
exander Hamilton. E. 211 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Col. Moses Raw- 

JAN. 30 lings, Middlebrook ?] Recruiting his corps. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 103 

1779 Flower, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To Col. Thomas Proc- 

JAN. 30 ter [Philadelphia]. His rank. A.L.S. 2pp. W 

1779 Killbuck, Captain John. Cooshackung [Coshocton, Ohio] 

JAN. 30 To [Col. John Gibson, Fort Laurens, on the Tus- 

carawas]. Indian move from Detroit against the 
Tuscarawas district; Simon Girty; Capt. Pipe s 
orders to his people to refrain from war; warning 
to Gibson to be on his guard 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of David Zeisberger. Enclosed in Mclntosh 
to Washington, 1779, Mar. 12. 30, 204 

17179 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 31 [Lachlan] Mclntosh [Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. 

Proposed expedition against the Six Nations; 
collection of information as to the country, routes 
etc.; establishment of magazines. Draft. 5pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 7, 
336. B. VIII, pt. 1, 105 

[1779] Dunnivel, Anthony. [Albany.] Examination of by Maj. 

[JAN.] Gen. Sohuyler: Positions of troops in Canada; 

vessels on Lake Champlain; [Sir Guy] Carleton s 
order for Convention troops taking arms ; feeling 
roused by impress of Canadian teams; Indians 
at Isle aux Noix. 2 pp. In handwriting of John 
Lansing, jr. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1779, Jan. 29. 30, 178 

1779 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Capt. David 

FEB. 1 Hopkins, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. His request 

for a furlough. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 113 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Lt. Col. An- 

. 1 thony Walton White, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. 

Dragoons ordered to Baltimore. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 115 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 913 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To 

FEB. 1 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Acknowl 

edging letters; negotiations for an exchange of 
prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 207 

1779 Burrowes, John. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 3 [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling, Middlebrook 

[New Jersey]. Capture of a schooner; its seizure 
by civil authorities and Burrowes arrest; con 
duct of a forage-master in Monmouth County; 
request for Continental troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

30, 210 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Albany.] To [George Washing- 

FEB. 4 ton, Near Middlebrook, New Jersey]. Sugges 

tions for management of an expedition against 
the Six Nations. Transcript [extract]. 

C. C. 169, 5, 467 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To Sir 

FEB. 5 Henry Clinton [New York]. Proposing meeting 

of Commissaries of Prisoners for settlement of 
parole violations; thanks for his attention in 
case of severity in imprisonment of two soldiers 
[Brower and Loziers]. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. E. 213 
1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 
FEB. 5 Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Treatment of 
mutineers of Huntington s brigade; capture of 
a [British] victualling transport. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 117 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

FEB. 5 Tallmadge [F airfield, Connecticut]. Secret serv 

ice matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 119 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. Ed- 

FEB. 7 ward Hand, Minisink, New York]. Pulaski s 

legion ordered south; resultant movement of 
troops; case of [Capt.] Comte Kolkowski ; prepa 
rations for expedition against the Indians; infor 
mation as to routes, etc. ; reenlistments. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 123 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 7 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

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Arrangement of the New Jersey regiments. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHemy. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 121 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Charles] 

FEB. 8 Armand[-Tuffin, Philadelphia]. Recruiting his 

corps. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. C. C. 152, 7, 107 

The draft by McHenry is In B. VIII, pt. 1, 137. 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Col. [George] 

FEB. 8 Gibson [Middlebrook]. Reenlistments. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 141 

Same to Lt. Col. Charles Dabney. 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 8 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Charleston, South Carolina]. 

Col. [de] Laumoy ordered South. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 129 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] Middlebrook. To [Casimir,] 

FEB. 8 ComtePulaski [Wilmington, Delaware]. Ordering 

legion to South Carolina; recruiting the corps. 

Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 131 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 8 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut], Propo 

sition for destruction of saw-mills on Long Island. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 127 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Memorandum of 

FEB. 8 certificate of service of Col. [Francois, Marquis 

de] Malmedy. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Varick. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 139 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To George Mea- 

FEB. 8 sam, Fishkill. State of the clothing. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 145 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To Officer com- 

FEB. 8 manding the German Battalion at Easton [Penn 

sylvania]. Orders to be in readiness to march. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 143 

1779 Adams, William. Reading [Pennsylvania]. Certificate of 

FEB. 8 appointment of Capt. William Coit and succes 

sion of Maj. [Wills] Clift, A. D. S. 1 p. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 915 

1779 H[eckewelder,] J[ohn]. [Coshocton, now in Ohio.] To 

FEB. 8 Col. John Gibson, Fort Laurens [on the Tusca- 

rawas]. The Half-King s speech; Capt. Pipe s 
intention; capture of Gibson s letters; intended 
attack on the Fort; Col. G[eorge] Morgan s 
charges of false interpretations to the Delaware 
council by Gibson; reported capture of all of Col. 
[George Rogers] Clark s small posts. A. L. S. 
2 pp. On verso of Martin to Gibson, 1779, 
Feb. 8. Enclosed in Mclntosh to Washington, 
1779, Mar. 12. 30, 224 

1779 Kalb, Baron de. Middlebrook. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 8 [Middlebrook]. General description of works 

recommended for defense of left wing of the Army 

at Middlebrook. A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 212 

1779 M[clntosh,] L[achlan]. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. In- 

FEB. 8 structions to Maj. [Richard] Taylor [Fort Pitt]. 

To take command at Fort Laurens; supplies to 
be collected, boats, etc.; grant of leave of ab 
sence. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 30, 216 

1779 Martin, John. [Coshocton, now in Ohio.] To Col. John 

FEB. 8 Gibson, Fort Laurens [on the Tuscarawas]. Pur 

chase of a horse for Gibson. Copy by Hecke- 
welder. 1 p. Enclosed in Mclntosh to Wash 
ington, 1779, Mar. 12 30, 224 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 9 [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail [Philadelphia]. 

Selection of an engineer for Southern Depart 
ment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 135 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 9 Alexander McDougall, Peekskill]. His posts of 

command; the Highlands and the Northern De 
partment; scarcity of flour and forage; need of 
cannon; works at West Point; paymaster and 
money matters; clothing; commissaries traffic 
with enemy; returns from purchasing commis 
saries; cooperation with [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] Put 
nam; arrangement of [Massachusetts] troops; 
recruiting, etc. Draft. 8 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton and James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 147 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 9 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jer- 



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sey]. Distribution of blankets. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 155 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Lt. Col. Wil- 

FEB. 9 Ham Washington, Frederick, Maryland]. Cloth 

ing and other regimental matters. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 157 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 9 ton [Middlebrook]. Request for passports for 

vessels to go to Richmond and Baltimore with 
clothing, stores, etc. for the Convention troops. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 9. 30, 217 

1779 Killbuck, Captain John. Cooshackung [Coshocton, now in 

FEB. 9 Ohio]. To Col. John Gibson, Fort Pitt. Reception 

of his messengers by the Wyandots ; speech of the 
Half King; his threat; Capt. Pipe s intentions; 
warning of intended attack on Gibson; agreement 
to meet Col. [George] Morgan. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of John Heckewelder. Enclosed in Mcln- 
tosh to Washington, 1779, Mar. 12. 30, 222 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] Maj. [John] Con- 

FEB. 10 way [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Surprise of 

guard at Bonumtown and arrest of Lt. [John] 
Pierson. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 
Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 171 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Robert] 

FEB. 10 Erskine [Ringwood, New Jersey]. Ordering his 

removal to a place of greater safety. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 173 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 10 [Mordecai] Gist [Maryland]. Orders to join the 

Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 165 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Lt.] Col. Udny 

FEB. 10 Hay [Fishkill], Correspondence respecting a 

secret expedition [destruction of saw-mills on 

Long Island]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 167 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 10 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Case 

of Capt. Scudder; request for leave of absence; 

Brigadiers [Samuel Holden] Parsons and [Jedi- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 917 

diah] Huntington; Connecticut clothing com 
plaints; recruiting. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 159 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [An- 

FEB. 10 thony Walton] White [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. 

Seizure of forage. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 169 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 10 liam] Woodford, Virginia. Orders to join the 

Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 163 

1779 Steel, Archibald. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania], Return of 

FEB. 10 quartermaster s stores on hand, with a return also 

of forage. Tabular statement. Contemporary 

copy. 3 pp. 30, 219 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 11 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Protection of commu 

nication between Fort Schuyler and Schenec- 
tady ; enlistments. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 183 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 11 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Queries as to 

routes, force, etc. considered necessaryfor an ex 
pedition against the Six Nations. Draft. 7 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. In Ford, 7, 
341. B. VIII, pt. 1, 175 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Capt. [John] 

FEB. 11 Stokes, Bonumtown [New Jersey]. Seizure of 

contraband goods. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 185 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Lt. Col. [Caleb] 

FEB. 12 North [Monmouth, New Jersey]. Recapture of a 

French snow; salvage. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 189 
1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 12 [William] Smallwood [Middlebrook]. Transmit 

ting copy of his letter to Baron de Kalb. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 187 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

FEB. 12 Wadsworth [Hartford ?] Formation of magazine 

of provisions at Pittsburg. Draft. 1 p._ In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII. pt. 1, 191 



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1779 Sample, Samuel. Fort Laurens [on the Tuscarawas]. 

FEB. 12 General return of provisions at Fort Laurens. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Mclntosh to Washington, 1779, Mar. 12. 30, 369 

1779 Washington,] Gjeorge]. [Middlebrook.] To Capt. George 

FEB. 13 Lewis [Virginia?]. His absence from his com 

mand; negligence and orders to join his regi 
ment. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

P. I, pt. 2, 279 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 13 [William] Maxwell [Elizabeth town, New Jersey]. 

Prisoners going into and coming out of New 

York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 

Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 193 

1779 Gibson, John. Fort Laurens [On the Tuscarawas River]. 

FEB. 13 To [Brig. Gen. Lachlan Mclntosh, Fort Pitt, 

Pennsylvania]. Forwarding intelligence of In 
dians designs. Recent copy. 1 p. 30, 221 

1779 Gibson, John. Fort Laurens [on the Tuscarawas River]. 

FEB. 13 To Brig. Gen. [Lachlan] Mclntosh [Fort Pitt, 

Pennsylvania]. News from Coshocton ; shooting 
of soldiers by Delaware Indians; [Capt. John] 
Killbuck ; protection of Moravians ; Col. [George] 
Morgan s charges; need of provisions, clothing 
and shoes; desertions; complaint of speeches 
sent Indians without his knowledge of them. 
A. L. S. 5 pp. Enclosed in Mclntosh to Wash 
ington, 1779, Mar. 12. 30, 226 

1779 lewis, Andrew. Fort Laurens [on the Tuscarawas]. Re- 

FEB. 13 turn of military stores at Fort Laurens. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Mclntosh to Washington, 1779, 

Mar. 12. 30, 368 

1779 Prowell, Jfoseph]. Philadelphia. To the Committee of 

FEB. 13 Arrangement or the Board of War. Pretensions 

to rank. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. W 

1779 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. Henry 

FEB. 13 Knox, Philadelphia?]. Knox s proposed regula 

tions for preservation of ammunition and repair 
of arms; incorporation into Steuben s regula 
tions. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Knox to Washington, 1779, Mar. 5. 30, 301 

[1779] [Steuben, Baron] Philadelphia. Chapter from Army reg- 

[FEB. 13] ulations, relating to arms, cartridges, etc. Con 

temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 30, 300 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 919 

1779 [Watson, Titus.] Reading [Pennsylvania]. Memorial [to 

FEB. 13 George Washington, Middlebrook] on subject of 

his rank. A. D. 1 p. Answered Feb. 21 by 

Tench Tilghman. W 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [Sir Henry Clin- 

FEB - 14 ton, New York]. Passports for vessels carrying 

supplies to Virginia for the Convention troops. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. E. 215 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 14 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Ammunition, pay and 

enlistment matters. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 207 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 14 [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Guns of [H. M. S.] 

Somerset; removal of stores from Coos [New 
Hampshire]; ration and other aUowance to 
officers on furlough; provision matters. Draft. 
3 pp In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 199 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

FEB. 14 Putnam, Redding, Connecticut]. Money for re- 

enlisting purposes; general directions. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 195 

Same to Maj. Gen. McDougall. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

FEB. 14 Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. Papers of 

a prize ; bands ; reenlistments ; spirit of mutiny 
among his troops. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. In part in Ford, 7, 
328, note. B. VIII, pt. 1, 203 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 
[FEB. 14] James Mitchell Varnum, Providence, Rhode Is 

land]. Suppressing spirit of mutiny. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. In 
Ford, 7, 328, note. B. VIII, pt. 1, 209 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. Instructions to [Col.] 

FEB. 14 Jeremiah Wadsworth [Hartford]. Provision mag 

azines at Fort Pitt and Sunbury [Pennsylvania] ; 
removal of stores from Coos [New Hampshire]. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 211 



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1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Col. Daniel 

FEB. 15 Brodliead, Fort Pitt]. Want of harmony be 

tween Brodhead and [Brig.] Gen. [Lachlan] 
Mclntosh; responsibility. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 227 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 15 [Lachlan] Mclntosh [Fort Pitt]. Collection of 

information for proposed expedition against the 

Indians; routes and transportation problem; 

batteaux and canoes; necessity of knowledge of 

Pennsylvania country; training of soldiers in 

boat handling; reenlisting; stores; guides, etc. 

Auto, draft. 7 pp. B. VIII, pt. 1, 215 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 15 William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Movement of British ; removal of cattle. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 225 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [Rich- 

FEB. 15 ard] Varick [Albany]. Orders to repair to head 

quarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 231 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Col. [Abraham] 

FEB. 16 Beaufort [Middlebrook]. Watchfulness of Brit 

ish movements [on 18th instant]. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 249 

A celebration In honor of the French Alliance was to be given at the 
Artillery Park, Pluckamin, on the 18th. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

FEB. 16 Jonathan Burrall [Middlebrook]. Payment of 

troops; bounty and enlistment expenses; gen 
eral directions. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 255 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 16 William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Commissary of Prisoners matters; watchfulness 
of enemies movements on the 18th instant. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 239 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 16 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Batteaux and 

schooner building; disposition of his troops. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. VIII, pt. 1, 237 



COEBESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 921 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 16 liam] Smallwood and officers of the Maryland 

Line [Middlebrook]. Settlement of the question 

regarding enlistments for the war. Draft. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt 1, 243. 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. [An- 

FEB. 16 thony] Wayne [Middlebrook]. His request for a 

command in the light corps. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 247 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander. [Middlebrook.] To [Capt. John 

FEB. 16 Stokes, Bonumtown, New Jersey]. Enjoining 

extra vigilance on Thursday [18th instant]. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 251 

1779 [Laurens, John.] [Middlebrook.] To Capt. [Bartholomew] 

FEB. 16 von Heer [Middlebrook]. Ordering a patrol 

scouting party toward South Amboy; increased 

vigilance on the 18th. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 253 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. [Peekskill, New York.] Estimate 

FEB. 16 of enemy s strength and position in New York 

and its dependencies. Tabular statement by 
regiments with a D. S.*of general explanatory na 
ture. 4 pp. 30, 229 
1779 Eiedesel, [Friedrich Adolph, Baron]. Charlottesville [Vir- 
FEB. 16 ginia]. To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. 
Capt. [Windsor?] Browne s great attention to 
Riedesel s comfort; distressed situation of the 
Convention troops. L. S. 1 p. 30, 231 
1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 
FEB. 17 liam] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Per 
mit for a citizen to go into New York. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 259 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To John Mitchell, 

FEB. 17 Philadelphia. China needed for headquarters; 

candlesticks, table-cloths, hat, etc. Auto, draft 
signed. 3 pp. P. I, 285 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 17 [Peter] Muhlenberg [Middlebrook]. Final revi 

sion of arrangement of the Virginia line; recruit 
ing in that State. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 261 



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1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [An- 

FEB. l 7 thony Walton] White [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. 

Forwarding military papers from Yorktown. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 263 

1779 Convention troops. State of British troops [prisoners] at 

FEB. 17 Charlottesville. Tabular statement. 2pp. W 

1779 Riedesel, Baron von. Return of corps of German troops 

FEB. 17 under command of von Riedesel since their 

march from Cambridge to Charlottesville. Tabu 
lar statement. 2 pp. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Capt. John 

FEB. 18 Stokes, Bonumtown, New Jersey]. His report 

of movement of enemy. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 235 

1779 [Zeisberger, David.] Cooshocking [Coshocton, Ohio]. To 

FEB. 18 Brig. Gen. Lachlan Mclntosh, Pittsburg. Capt. 

John Killbuck s report of expedition from De 
troit into the Wabash country ; intended attempt 
against Forts Laurens and Mclntosh ; Killbuck s 
speech to Col. [George] Morgan: Friendship and 
request for ammunition. A. L. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Mclntosh to Washington, 1779, Mar. 12. 

30, 234 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 20 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Convention deserters ordered to Morristown; 
arrangement of the Jersey brigade; Capt. Isaac 
Morrison s charges against Col. [Matthias] Ogden; 
dates of field officers commissions. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 265 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Col. Oliver 

FEB. 20 Spencer, Minisink? New York]. Reenlistments ; 

bounties. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 269 

1779 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 21 ton [Middlebrook]. China, candlesticks and fur 

for Washington; lottery drawing; tablecloths; 
trunks; personal messages. L. S. 2 pp. 

20, 235 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 923 

1779 Tilghman, Tench. Middlebrook. To Capt. Titus Wat- 

FSB. 21 son, Redding [Connecticut]. Claim of rank. 

A. L. S. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 271 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. [Thomas] 

FEB. 22 Clarke [Paramus, New Jersey]. Arrangement of 

his regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. L B. VIII, pt. 1, 293 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 22 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Arrangement of the 

New York line. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 285 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 22 [James] Hogan [Philadelphia]. Arrangement of 

the North Carolina line. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 291 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [Col. Nathaniel 

FEB. 22 Gist, Middlebrook]. His taking command of 

[Brig. Gen. Charles] Scott s brigade. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 297 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Matthias] 

FEB. 22 Ogden [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Charges 

against him. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 295 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 22 [Enoch] Poor [Danbury, Connecticut]. Arrange 

ment of the New Hampshire line. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 287 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Is- 

FEB. 22 rael] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Ordering 

court-martial of officers in charge at Springfield 
[Massachusetts] ; arrangement of the Connecticut 
line. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 275 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 22 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Success of Sullivan s armed vessel; [Brig.] Gen. 
[John] Glover s intended resignation; arrange 
ment of the Rhode Island line. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 279 



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1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj . Gen. [Bene- 

FEB - 24 diet] Arnold [Philadelphia]. Detention of Mary 

land troops in Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 305 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

FEB - 24 Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. 

Countermanding orders respecting so extensive 
an Indian expedition; forming of magazines; 
information as to boats, returns of stores etc. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 301 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

FEB. 24 Ham Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Set 

tlement of rank disputes in. the Jersey line; wit 
nesses in Col. [Matthias] Ogden s court-martial, 
etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 307 
1779 Beatty, John. [Middlebrook.] To [George Washington, 
FEB. 24 Middlebrook]. Issues to prisoners; exchange of 
seamen. A. L. S. 4 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 123 

1779 Copp, John. Fort Van Dyke [New York]. To [Col. Goose 

FEB. 24 Van Schaick, Albany]. Approach of British and 

Indians; request of Onondaga chiefs for rum. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 

to Washington, 1779, Mar. 1. 30, 262 

1779 Council of War. Peekskill [New York]. On General Or- 

FEB - 24 ders of Feb. 7, 9 and 12, at Middlebrook [respect 

ing recruiting]; determinations as to age, phys 
ical condition, etc., of recruits. Members: Alex 
ander McDougall, John Paterson, John Bailey 
and Rufus Putnam. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 1779, 
Apr. 15. 31, 318 

1779 Pierce, John, jr. Middlebrook. To [George] Washington 

FEB - 24 [Middlebrook]. State of the military chest. 

A. D. S. 1 p. 30, 240 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Al- 

FEB - 2 s exander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Arrangement of 

the Massachusetts line; settlement of disputes. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 309 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 925 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Samuel 

FEB. 25 Blatchley] Webb [Philadelphia]. Memorial sug 

gesting exchange of Convention troops. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 315 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Middlebrook. To [George Washing- 

FEB. 25 ton, Middlebrook]. Wagoners for the Army. 

Contemporary copy by James McIIenry. 3 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 127 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 25 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Advance of British on Elizabethtown. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 313 

1779 Mclntosh, [Lachlan]. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To Capt. 

FEB. 25 John Killbuck [Coshocton, Ohio]. Friendship; 

lies of the [Lt.] Governor of Detroit [Henry Ham 
ilton] ; the Delaware nation ; raising of a com 
pany of young men; guard for flour boats sent 
to Fort Laurens ; promise of ammunition. Con 
temporary copy. 3 pp. 30, 242 
1779 [Maxwell, William.] Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 
FEB. 25 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. British at 
tempt to surprise Elizabethtown. Contemporary 
extract by James McHenry. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 119 

1779 Pawling, A[lbert]. Haverstraw [New York]. To George 

FEB. 25 Washington [Middlebrook]. Resignation. A. L. S. 

1 p. C. C. 152, 7, 149 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. [Daniel] 

FEB. 26 Burkhardt [Minisink? New York]. Deficiency of 

cartridges in his corps. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 349 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 26 [John] Glover [Providence, Rhode Island]. His 

resignation. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 339 

1779 Washington, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. Ed- 

FEB. 26 ward Hand ?] Information of Indian Country, 

map, etc. Transcript. [Extract]. 

C. C. 169, 6, 15 

1779 [^Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Col. Michael 

FEB. 26 Jackson [Fishkill]. Arrangement of officers of 



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his regiment; assurance of lack of prejudice 
where officers perform their duty. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 343 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 26 [John] Nixon [Massachusetts]. Orders to join the 

Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 337 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 26 [John] Paterson [West Point]. Leave of absence. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 341 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 26 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. CoUection of 

information regarding the Indian country; dis 
tances of settlements, etc. ; map. Draft. 2pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and Wash 
ington. B. VIII, pt. 1, 317 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Baron Steu- 
, FEB. 26 ben, Philadelphia]. His regulations for govern 
ment of the Army. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of John Laurans. In Sparks, 6, 176. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 319 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] Remarks on [first 

[FEB. 26] part of Baron Steuben s] manual of military ma- 

nceuvers. Draft. 5pp. In handwriting of John 

Laurens and Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in 

Washington to Steuben, 1779, Feb. 26. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 331 

,1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Col. [Benjamin] 

FEB. 26 Tupper [Continental Village ?]. Arrangement of 

officers; granting of furloughs ; clothing. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 347 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To Col. [Edward] 

FEB. 26 Wigglesworth [Fishkill ? New York]. Arrange 

ment of officers; his resignation. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 345 

1779 Brewster, Caleb. F airfield [Connecticut]. To [Maj. Ben- 

FEB. 26 jamin Tallmadge, Durham, Connecticut]. Posi 

tion of British troops on Long Island; position of 
ships. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 30, 279 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 927 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. [Fort Mackintosh, Pennsylvania,] 

FEE . 26 Weekly return of the 8th Pennsylvania Regiment. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. of John Guthrie, 

Adj. Countersigned by Daniel Brodhead. 1 p. 

W 

1779 Culper, Samuel. Setauket [Long Island]. To [Maj. Ben- 

FEB. 26 jamin Tallmadge, Durham, Connecticut], Posi 

tions of British regiments; total strength; ac 
counts from Europe; supposed reason for non- 
evacuation of New York; the King s speech; re 
ported fleet intended for Georgia; weakness of 
British naval force at New York; want of forage; 
intention of raiding Jersey ; prospect of continu 
ance of the war; dissentions in Congress; re 
quests money. A. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 246 
1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook. To 
FEB. 26 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Discussion 
of [Baron Steuben s and Maj. William Galvan s] 
manuals of military manoeuvers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 323 

[1779] [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] [Middlebrook.] 

[FEB. 26] Criticisms of [Baron Steuben s] manual of mili 

tary manoeuvers. Auto, draft. 4 pp. Endorsed 
by John Laurens: "M. Generals Stirling & St 
Clair on the first part of the Barons Work " 
Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1779, Feb. 
26. B. VIII, pt. 1, 327 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 27 ton [Middlebrook]. Request for passports for 

vessels to go to Virginia and Baltimore with 
money and supplies for the Convention troops. 
L. S. 2pp. Answered Mar. 1. 30,248 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 27 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Account of 

British attempt to surprise Elizabethtown. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 139 

1779 Tilghman, Tench. [Middlebrook.] Return of American 

FEB. 27 troops, killed, wounded and missing at the at 

tempted surprise of Elizabethtown. D. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 143 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Col. [Theod- 

FEB. 28 orick] Bland [Winchester, Virginia]. Com 

plaints respecting the Convention troops; orders 



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to take command at Charlottesville. Draft. 3 
pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. In 
Sparks, 6, 177. B. VIII, pt. 1, 355 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB - 28 [Edward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. Muster 

matters; general directions to govern a foraging 
expeditiom; questions to be answered regarding 
the Indian country. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 351 

1779 [Cuyler, Jacob.] [Albany.] Abstract of rations issued in 

FEB - the Northern Department during the month of 

February. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Cuyler to Schuyler, 1779, Mar. 27. 31, 205 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Thomas] 

MAR - ! Clark [Paramus, New Jersey], Money for reen- 

listments; intelligence of enemies movements. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 365 
1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Sir Henry Clin- 
MAR - * ton, New York]. Passports for vessels carrying 
money and supplies to the Convention troops 
in Virginia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. E. 219 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Maj. 

MAR - * Ikleburg [Eichelberger] Sunbury [Pennsylvania]. 

Passports of Col. William Patterson; provisions 
to be furnished. Draft.- 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 367 

Same to Col. Zebulon Butler and officer commanding at Fort Wallace, 
Pennsylvania. 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Maj. Gen. 

MAR - ! [Nathanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. Preparations 

for [Indian] expedition. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 359 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR - 1 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

British attempt on Elizabethtown. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 361 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Middlebrook] To Brig. Gen. 

MAR - ! [Peter] Muhlenberg [Middlebrook]. Virginia s 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 929 

grant of six month s pay to her troops; abstracts. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 363 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] Instructions to 

MAR. 1 Col. William Patterson [Sunbury ? Pennsyl 

vania]. Collection of information respecting the 
Indian country. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of John Laurens and Washington. Enclosed in 
Washington to Patterson, 1779, Mar. 2. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 369 

1779 [Bland, Theodorick.] Arrangement of the 1st [Continental] 

MAR. l Regiment of Light Dragoons. Tabular state 

ment. A. D. 3 pp. W 

1779 Clark, Tfhomas]. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAR. l Washington, Middlebrook]. Arrangement of 1st 

and 2d North Carolina regiments; British at 

Hobuck [Hoboken]. Recent copy. 1 p. 30, 267 

1779 Court of Inquiry. Providence [Rhode Island]. Proceed- 

MAR. 1 ings on conduct of Commissaries who were to 

supply provisions the last campaign and present 
winter. Letters quoted: 1778, Sep. Rhode 
Island, Board of War to [Maj . Gen John Sullivan] : 
1778, Oct. 18. Washington to Sullivan: 1778, 
Oct. 22. Washington to Sullivan: 1778, Nov. 5. 
McClellen to Colt: 1778, Oct. 30. Clarke & 
Nightingale to Mumford and Rogers: 1778, Oct. 
30. Sullivan. Permit to forward provisions. 
D. S: John Glover, President. 20 pp. W 

1779 Gray, James. Albany. To George Washington [Middle- 

MAR. l brook]. Transmitting returns. A. L. S. 1 p. 

30, 265 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Wash- 

MAR. l ington [Middlebrook]. Returning answers to 

Washington s queries [respecting the Indian 
country]; notice necessary to be given Col. [Rob 
ert Lettis] Hooper; kegs; stores to be prepared 
at Estherton [Pennsylvania]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

30, 252 

1779 Hartley, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. l ton [Middlebrook]. Election to Pennsylvania 

Assembly and resignation from Army; incorpo 
ration of his regiment into the llth Pennsylvania 

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930 LJBRABY OF CONGRESS 

and disputes of rank; the proposed expedition 
against the Susquehannah Indians. A. L. S. 

3 pp. (mutilated) . 14, 42 
1779 Knobelauch, Baron de. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

MAR. 1 ington, Middlebrook]. Appeal for employment in 

active service; statement of his case. L. S. 

4 pp. Answered Mar. 7. 30, 250 
1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 1 ton [Middlebrook]. Answer to queries propound 

ed to obtain necessary information previous to 
an expedition into the Indian country : force nec 
essary; Seneca towns the objective point; need 
of light artillery; different routes; advantage of 
surprising the Onondaga and Cayuga towns; 
march of the troops, route, time, etc. ; erection of 
forts; carrying the provision supply; time re 
quired for the expedition; batteaux; employ 
ment of men at Fort George as a blind ; spies em 
ployed; chance of effecting a surprise; number 
of horses; chance of British troops supporting 
the Indians; suggestion of attempt on the princi 
pal Onondaga village; taking of Indian hostages. 
Mar. 4: Washington s instructions respecting 
the batteaux; report of British at Ticonderoga; 
reason for not sending Gov. [George] Clinton s 
and Schuyler s determination on attempt to de 
stroy British vessels on Lake Champlain. 

Mar. 7 : Report of Indian preparations against 
Oneida. L. S. 16 pp. Answered Mar. 25. 

30, 254 
[1779] [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Albany.] Estimate of stores 

[MAR. 1] necessary for 3000 men on an expedition into the 

Indian country. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of John Lansing, jr. Enclosed in preceding en 
try. 30, 263 
1779 Woodford, William. Virginia. To [George] Washington, 

MAR. l Middlebrook. Explaining his stay in Virginia. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 268 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

MAR. 2 thanael Greene, Philadelphia], List of articles to 

be provided at Estherton [Pennsylvania] for the 
ensuing [Indian] campaign; comment on same 
and suggested reduction. Draft. 4pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 385 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 931 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. William 

MAR. 2 Patterson [Sunbury? Pennsylvania]. Transmit 

ting instructions. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 381 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. [Albert] 

MAR. 2 Pawling [Albany ?] His resignation. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1,383 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 2 [James] Potter [Northumberland County ? Penn 

sylvania]. His ideas respecting an Indian expedi 
tion; support from the militia. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 379 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

MAR. 2 Brig. Gen. [William] Smallwood and officers of 

the Maryland line [Middlebrook]. Arrangement 

of the Maryland line; harmony. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 375 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. Instructions for 

MAR. 2 [Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth, Hartford]. Increase 

in magazines of supplies on the Susquehannah 

necessary; flour and cattle. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 389 

1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Nathan- 

MAR. 2 ael] Greene [Philadelphia]. Orders to furnish 

Col. William Patterson with supplies. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 373 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 2 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Report of 

British taking post at Hobuck [Hoboken]; dan 
ger of a surprise at Elizabethtown. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 30, 275 

1779 Pntnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 2 Washington [Middlebrook]. An admiralty case; 

Fredericksburg a safe place for Asst. Paymaster 
[Jonathan] Burrall; bounty for reenlistment; 
British foray from Kingsbridge to the salt-works ; 
the skirmish [at Horse Neck, Connecticut] and 
retreat of the enemy; blankets and clothing in 
store at Danbury. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Mar. 9. 30, 277 



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1779 [Putnam, Israel.] Redding [Connecticut]. List of prison- 

MAR. 2 ers taken at Horse Neck [Connecticut] Feb. 26. 

1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 30, 278 
1779 Riley, Patrick. Orange County, New York. Affidavit of 

MAR. 2 length of John Alison s enlistment. Sworn before 

David Pese. A. D. S. of Pese. 1 p. Enclosed 

hi Alison to Washington, 1780, Apr. 16. 37, 16 

1779 Sheriff, Charles. Middlebrook. Return of articles to be 

MAR. 2 provided at Easton. List of quartermaster stores 

and deficiencies. Contemporary copy by Peter 

Bryan Bruin. 4 pp. 93, 260 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Robert] Erskine 

MAR. 3 [Ringwood, New Jersey]. Danger of capture of 

his papers; insists on his removal to place of 
greater safety. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 375 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

MAR. 3 ander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Forwarding hard 

money. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 393 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 
MAR. 3 John Sullivan, Providence, Rhode Island]. Diffi 
culties with the Commissary Department. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 391 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Col.] Jer[emiah] 

MAR. 3 Wadsworth [Hartford]. Civil suit against com 

missaries in Connecticut. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 397 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAR. 3 Washington [Middlebrook]. [Brig] Gen. [James 

Mitchell] Varnum s report of existence of a spirit 
of mutiny ; facts of the matter. Unsigned letter. 
2 pp. 30, 287 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. [Middlebrook.] To [Daniel] Kemper 

MAR. 3 [Middlebrook ?] Ordering clothing to Philadel 

phia. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 399 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [John] 

MAR. 4 Crane [Pluckamin, New Jersey]. Settlement of 

rank; his claim. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 401 

Same to Cols: John Lamb, Charles Harrison and Thomas Procter. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 933 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Don Diego 

MAR - 4 [Jose 1 ] de Navarro, Havana. Cordiality between 

the United States and Spain; his offer of service. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. In Sparks, 6, 186. 

P. I, pt. 2, 293 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAR - 4 dlebrook]. Regret at abandonment of Coos 

route into Canada; [Brig.] Gen. [Jacob] Bayley 
and Col. [Moses] Hazen; astonishment at Wash 
ington s change of mind; Lake Champlain and 
Ontario routes; French fleet s cooperation by 
way of the St. Lawrence; expense of the prepa 
rations on the upper Hudson; prospects of flour 
supply; no rice from South Carolina. A. L. S. 
5 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 256. 

30, 288 

1779 Gibson, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR - 4 [Middlebrook]. Transmitting bills of exchange; 

proceeds to be applied to prisoners of war. L. S. 

1 p. 30, 295 
1779 Hamilton, Alexander. Middlebrook. To [Lt. Col. An- 

MAR - 4 thony Walton White, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. 

Claim of owner [Robert Bown] of horse impressed 
in 1778. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 407 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. Philadelphia. Plan for travelling forges, 

MAR - 4 ammunition and arms wagons to be attached to 

regiments; care of cartridges. Contemporary 

copy of an original submitted to Baron Steuben. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Knox to Washington, 1779, 
Mar. 5. 30, 299 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAR - 4 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Expiration 

of term of service of the nine month s men; spies 

information of intended attack on Peekskill. 

L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 6. 30, 292 

1779 Massachusetts, Council. Proceedings: Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

MAR - 4 Putnam s request for cannon; [Maj.] Gen. [Wil 

liam] Heath s opinion; decision to supply Put 
nam with three eighteen pounders. Contempo 
rary copy. Attested by John Avery. Dy. Secy. 
1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 24. 31, 402 



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1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Fredericksburg [Virginia], To 

MAR. 4 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Situation 

of the Convention troops; exchange of Capt. 
[Thomas Theodore] Bliss. L. S. 1 p. 30, 281 
1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 4 Washington [Middlebrook]. Postponement of 

court-martial of [Lt.] Col. [David] Mason; ar 
rangement of Connecticut officers; dispute 
between Lt. Colos. [Thomas] Grosvenor and 
Jonathan Johnson. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 9. 30, 293 

1779 Welles, John and Edward Chinn. Albany. To [George] 

MAR. 4 Washington [Middlebrook]. Settlement of Col. 

[Morgan] Lewis account and the large balance 
in his favor. A. L. S. of Welles, signed also by 
Chinn. 2 pp. 30, 296 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Daniel] 

MAR. 5 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Transfer of command 

from [Brig.] Gen. [Lachlan] Mclntosh; prepara 
tions for coming campaign; boats, supplies, etc. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 411 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 5 [Lachlan] Mclntosh [Fort Pitt]. Transfer of 

command to Col. [Daniel] Brodhead. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 409 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Empowering the Com- 

MAR. 5 mander-in-chief to negotiate an exchange of 

prisoners. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. Enclosed 
in Washington. Instructions to Davies and 
Harrison, 1779, Apr. 10. B. VIII, pt. 2, 77 

A second copy by Harrison is in Washington, Miscellaneous. 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 5 Washington [Middlebrook]. Consultation with 

[Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene and Adj. Gen. 
[Col. Timothy Pickering] on armorers, preserva 
tion of cartridges, etc.; Knox s proposals; ap 
pointment of conductors; travelling forges for 
repair of arms exclusively; difficulty of procuring 
armorers. A. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 297 

1779 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 5 ton [Middlebrook]. Appreciation of Washing- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 935 

ton s criticism of his Regulations; preparations 
for issuing the work. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 11. 30, 302 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [Maj. Gen. Ho- 

MAR. 6 ratio Gates, Boston]. Proposed Indian expedi 

tion; command of same; secrecy and feints. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Ford, 7, 354. B. VIII, pt. 1, 421 
1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. Instructions for Col. 

MAR. 6 [Moses] Hazen [Near Danbury, Connecticut]. 

Orders to march to Coos [New Hampshire]; col 
lection of intelligence from Canada. Auto, draft 
signed. 2 pp. B. VIII, pt. 1, 435 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Alex- 

MAR. 6 ander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Reenforcements ; 

arrangement of Massachusetts officers; defenses 
at West Point. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman and Washington. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 427 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 6 liam] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Or 

der for a passport. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 429 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Is- 

MAR. 6 rael] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Marching 

orders for troops. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 415 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 6 [Charles] Scott [Powhatan, Virginia]. Orders to 

take charge of and superintend recruiting in Vir 
ginia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 431 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 6 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates and command of the 
Indian expedition; spreading of false reports of 
intentions against Canada; secrecy. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
part in Ford, 7, 356, note. B. VIII, pt. 1, 423 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 6 [George] Weedon [Fredericksburg, Virginia]. 

Transmitting enclosure for [Brig.] Gen. [Charles] 
Scott. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 433 



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1779 [Chittenden, Thomas.] [Bennington, Vermont]. To [George 

MAR. 6 Washington, Middlebrook]. Weak condition of 

the northern frontier; exertions of Vermont. 

A. L. 1 p. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 

2, 258. 30, 313 

Lower part of sheet with signature, missing. 

1779 Anonymous. [New York.] To [George Washington, Mid- 

[MAR. 6?] dlebrook]. Intelligence of a British fleet. Ex 

tract by Tench Tilghman. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 161 

1779 Holker, [Jean]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 6 [Middlebrook]. Sale of stranded French vessel; 

appreciation of Washington s justice; no news of 
Comte D Estaing; birth of a Princess [Marie 
The"rese Charlotte] to the Queen [Marie Antoi 
nette]; rumors of peace. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Mar. 15. 30, 305 
1779 McHenry, James. [Middlebrook.] To Col. John Mitchell 
MAR. 6 [Philadelphia]. Forwarding packet to [Brig.] 
Gen. [Lachlan] Mclntosh. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 439 

1779 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 6 [Middlebrook]. Personal articles forwarded; the 

extravagent prices; Washington s hat. L. S. 

2 pp. 30, 307 

[1779] [Mitchell, John.] [Philadelphia.] Inventory of china- 

[MAR. 6] ware, etc. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

30, 310 

1779 Mitchell, John. [Philadelphia.] Account for dishes and 

MAR. 6 other articles purchased for Washington from 

Feb. 23 to Mar. 6. 2 pp. Enclosed in Mitchell to 

Washington, 1779, Mar. 6. 30, 311 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Baron de] 

MAR. 7 Knobelauch [Philadelphia]. Inability to em 

ploy him in the Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. D. I, pt. 1, 121 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAK - 7 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Requesting names of prisoners escaped from the 

Indians. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 

Laurens. B. VIII, pt. 1, 441 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 937 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Moses] 

MAR. 7 Rawlings [Middlebrook]. Recruiting his regi 

ment. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 445 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [An- 

MAR. 7 thony] Wayne [Philadelphia]. Regulation gov 

erning permission to civilians to go within British 
lines. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 443 

1779 Board of Brigade Officers. Middlebrook. Proceedings in- 

MAR. 7 quiring into the nature and validity of certain 

enlistments in the 2d Virginia regiment. D. S: 
William Taylor, Prest. 1 p. Enclosed in Febiger 
to Washington, 1779, Mar. 8. 30, 325 

1779 Hazen, Moses. Near Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 7 Washington [Middlebrook]. Forwards duplicate 

of letter of Dec. 24, 1778; need of blankets and 
summer clothing; arrangement of New Hamp 
shire officers and remonstrances against same. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 14. 30, 320 
[1779] Lee, Henry, jr. [Middlebrook] To [George] Washington 

[MAR. 7] [Middlebrook]. Rank of [Cornet Henry] Archer. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 9. 31, 154 

1779 [McDougall, Alexander.] Peekskill [New York]. To Brig. 

MAR. 7 Gen. [John] Glover [Providence ? Rhode Island]. 

Arrangement of the [Massachusetts] Line; objec 
tions to be registered. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 17. 31, 339 

1779 Tilghman, Tfench]. [Middlebrook.] To [James Geary,] 

MAR. 7 Fishkill. Need of a return to permit of clothing 

issue. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 451 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

MAR - 8 thanael] Greene [Camp]. Inquiry after table 

cloths and china. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

P. I, pt. 2, 295 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Marquis de La- 

MAR - 8 fayette, Paris]. Delay of letters; British in 

Georgia and the attempt on Elizabethtown [New 
Jersey]; irregular promotions in Army; Euro 
pean allies; continuance of the war; winter 
quarters and personal mentions. Auto, draft 
signed. 8 pp. P. I, pt. 2, 299 



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1779 Febiger, Christian. Middlebrook. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 8 ton [Middlebrook]. Certifying to Capt. [Marquis] 

Calmes settlement of accounts; petition of a 
number of soldiers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 323 
1779 Hazen, Moses. Near Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR - 8 Washington [Middlebrook]. Accusations against 

[Brig.] Gen. [Jacob] Bayley; Hazen s connection 
therewith; Bayley s character; forage supply 
and Hazen s report ; route into Canada from the 
upper Connecticut [Coos]; feelings of the Cana 
dians. A. L. S. 4 pp. 30, 317 
1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [William 
M AR. 8 Augustine] Washington [Frederick, Maryland]. 
Guard for Convention prisoners en route to Char- 
lottesville. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 453 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR - 8 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Men re 

turned from the Indian country; Washington s 
boots. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 326 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 8 ton [Middlebrook]. Obtaining intelligence; ap 

plication for provisions for Indians at Oneida; 
usefulness of these Indians; belief in a coming 
attack on the frontier; call for troops. L. S. 
3 pp. 30, 332 

1779 Spotswood, Alexander]. [Virginia.] To [George] Wash- 

MAR - 8 ington [Middlebrook]. Purchase of geldings by 

Washington. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 330 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. [Henry] 

MAR - 9 Lee [jr., Middlebrook]. Promotion of [Cornet 

Henry] Archer. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 449 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR - 9 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Loss of 

British at Horseneck; an Admiralty case; en 
listment, blankets and clothing matters, pay, 
commissions, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 455 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR - 9 [William] Smallwood [Middlebrook]. Right of 

filling vacancies; military and civil authority in 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 939 

case of a prisoner. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 459 

1779 Davis, Peter. Somerset County, New Jersey. Affidavit 

MAR - 9 of attempt to serve warrant on Maj. Benjamin 

Fishbourne. Contemporary copy by H. W. 

Archer of oath taken before Tobias Van Norden. 

1 p. 31, 49 

1779 Horton, Jotham. Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAR - 9 [Middlebrook]. His capture, imprisonment and 

escape; history of his case. L. S. 4 pp. En 
dorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: "very 
justly discharged." 30, 337 

1779 Nelson, Thomas, jr. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

M^R- 9 ington [Middlebrook]. Letter for Mrs. [Martha] 

Washington; difficulty in obtaining horses for 

Washington. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 334 

1779 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Middlebrook. To [George] Wash- 

MAR - 9 ington [Middlebrook]. Field officers request for 

an opinion on matters of rank and promotion; 

arrest of a civilian. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 340 

1779 Sullivan, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAR - 9 Washington [Middlebrook]. Col. [Michael] Jack 

son s conduct at the battle of Monmouth; pro 
posed memorial of his officers; Jackson s delay 
in requesting a court of inquiry. L. S. 1 p. 

30, 345 

1779 Varnum, J[ames] M[itchell]. Providence [Rhode Island]. 

MAR. 9 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Wash 

ington s misunderstanding respecting officers of 
Webb s and AngelPs regiment countenancing 
mutiny. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 19. 

30, 343 

1779 Weissenfels, Frederick. Rochester [Ulster County, New 

MAR - 9 York]. To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. 

Rank of Lt. Col. [Pierre] Regnier; Weissenfels 

position. A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 342 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To George Measam 

MAR - 10 [Boston ?]. Shirts and overalls, shoes and other 

clothing matters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 461 



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1779 Burr, A[aron]. Phillipsburgh [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 10 Washington, Middlebrook. Resignation from the 

Army. A. L. S. 3pp. Answered Apr. 3. W 
1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island.] To John Bol- 

MAR. 10 ton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Fairfield, Con 

necticut]. Lack of news from Europe or West 
Indies; sailing of transports for England; sail 
ing of transports for Rhode Island; British in 
tentions; disposition of the soldiery. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 30, 407 

1779 Huntington, J[edidiah], Redding [Connecticut]. To 

MAR. 10 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. State of 

his corps as to clothing; the French clothing. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 24. 30, 349 

[1779] [Huntington, Jedidiah.] [Redding, Connecticut.] State of 

[MAR. 10] clothing received by three regiments of Hunting- 

ton s brigade. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 30, 351 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 10 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Sailing of a 

fleet for Cork; Admiral [James, Baron] Gam- 
bier s destination. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 348 

[1779] [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] [Middlebrook.] To 
[MAR. 10?] [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Criticism [of 

2d part of Baron Steuben s Regulations for mili 
tary manceuvers]. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 481 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. William 

MAR. 11 Galvan, Philadelphia]. His manual of military 

exercises. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 491 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 11 [John] Glover [Providence, Rhode Island]. Ac 

tion of Congress on his resignation. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tnghrnan. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 485 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Baron Steu- 

MAR. 11 ben [Philadelphia]. His "Regulations for the In 

fantry of the United States." Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. In Sparks, 6, 193. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 465 

The Regulations as printed in 1779 bore the title: "Regulations for 
the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States. Part 1." 
They were printed in Philadelphia by Styner & Cist, and in Hartford by 
Hudson & Goodwin; an abstract for the use of the Pennsylvania militia 
was also published by Francis Bailey, Philadelphia, 1779. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 941 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] Remarks [on 2d 

[MAR. 11] part of Baron Steuben s Regulations]. Draft. 

8 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. En 
closed in preceding entry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 469 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Edward] 

MAR. 11 Wigglesworth [Rhode Island]. Resolve of Con 

gress respecting his resignation. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 487 

1779 Clark, John, jr. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 11 ton [Middlebrook]. Resolves of Congress of Feb. 

23 appointing Auditors for the Eastern, Western 
and Southern districts; need of leave of absence 
to adjust the business; form ordered for settle 
ment of regimental paymaster s accounts; need 
of the occasion; Clark s health. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

30, 361 

1779 General Court-martial. Peekskill. Proceedings in trial of 

MAR. 11 Philip Heustis as a spy and for attempting to ab 

duct a negro soldier and of Shubal Merritt as a 
spy. D. S: J. Loring, President. 14 pp. W 
1779 Hamilton, Alexander. Middlebrook. To [Lt. Col. Noir- 

MAR. 11 mont de Laneuville, jr., Philadelphia?] Pros 

pects of his employment in coming campaign; 
his merit, etc. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 489 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

M AR. 11 Washington [Middlebrook]. Resolve of Congress 

[Oct. 22, 1778] placing Gates in command of the 
Eastern Department; lack of directions for Heath 
and consequent embarrassment. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Mar. 26. 30, 352 

1779 McHenry, James. [Middlebrook]. To Maj. [John] Clark 

MA R- 11 [jr., Middlebrook]. Permission to visit Philadel 

phia. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 493 

1779 Measam, George. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

MAR- 11 Washington [Middlebrook]. Clothing matters. 

A. L. S. of James Geary in behalf of George 
Measam. 30, 354 

1779 Campbell, D[onald]. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR- 12 Washington [Middlebrook]. Seizure of his prop 

erty by Capt. [Henry ?] Conway ; requests justice- 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 28. 31, 45 



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1779 Clark, T[homas]. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAR. 12 Washington, Middlebrook]. Reenlistments in 1st 

and 2d North Carolina regiments; the reenlist- 

ment account ; need of shirts and shoes. A. L. S. 

1 p. 30, 365 

1779 Cortlandt, Philip [Van]. Arrangement of the Second New 

MAR. 12 York regiment. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. Endorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: 
"Note The Numbers against the Field Officers 
& Captains denote their rank in the line of the 
State those against the Subs theirs in the 
Regiment." Enclosed in Clinton to Washing 
ton, 1779, May 13. W 

1779 Hacken welder, John. Coshocton [now in Ohio]. To [Col. 

MAR. 12 Daniel Brodhead, Fort Mclntosh, Pennsylvania]. 

Success of the Delawares in persuading Indians to 
raise the siege of Fort Laurens; feelings of the In 
dians; effect of promises and speeches of the [Lt.] 
Governor of Detroit [Henry Hamilton] ; effort to 
warn Maj. [Richard] Taylor s relief party; pro 
posed fort upon the Hockhocking; escort neces 
sary for provisions sent by water to Fort Laurens ; 
George Hendricks information; inclination of 
Six Nations for war; expedition from Detroit; 
Simon Girty, Alexander McKee and Matthew 
Elliott; peace with the Delawares; advantages 
of capture of Detroit; forwarding the King of 
France s speech to Canadian Indians; the situa 
tion. Copy. 4 pp. 31, 28 

A second copy 31, 294. 

1779 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAR. 12 Washington [Middlebrook]. Difficulty in obtain 

ing intelligence of the Indian country; movement 
of people down the Ohio to Kentucky and Illi 
nois; boats; Col. George Morgan s actions; re 
quests relief from command; Simon Girty s am 
bush of Capt. [John] Clark s party; massacres at 
Turtle Creek and near Fort Laurens; investure 
of the fort ; efforts to raise men for its relief and 
failure of Maj. [Richard] Taylor to accomplish 
it ; doubt of friendship of the Delawares of Co 
shocton. A. L. S. 4 pp. 30, 366 

1779 Pennsylvania, General Assembly. Resolves: Considering 

MAR - 12 Col. Thomas Procter s regiment as part of the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 943 

quota of Pennsylvania troops. D. S. of John 
Morris, jr., Clerk of the Genl. Assembly. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Procter to Washington, 1779, Apr. 3. 

31, 199 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 13 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Court- 

martial of Lt. Col. [Hezekiah] Holdridge; ar 
rangement of the Connecticut line and case of 
[Capt. Erastus] Wolcott. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of John Laurens and Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 495 

1779 Galvan, [William]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 13 ton [Middlebrook]. Washington s consideration 

of his manuscript [of infantry regulations] ; [Steu- 
ben s] regulations; volunteering service in in 
structing the troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 374 

1779 Hazen, Moses. Near Danbury [Connecticut]. To George 

MAR. 13 Washington, Middlebrook. Pleasure in obeying 

Washington s directions [in preparing for a Cana 
dian expedition] ; French and Continental vessels 
in the St. Lawrence; clothing for the troops. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 372 

1779 Killbuck, Captain John. Coshocton [now in Ohio]. To 

MAR. 13 [Brig. Gen. Lachlan] Mclntosh [Fort Mclntosh, 

Pennsylvania]. Success in turning back a war 
party on the Tuscarawas; Killbuck s speech to 
them and their answer; speeches sent to the 
Wyandots; war parties between Forts Laurens 
and Mclntosh; friendship. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Brodhead to Washington, 1779, Mar. 15. 

31, 24 

A second copy, 31, 296. 

[1779] N. W. [Secret service] To R. E. Desire for peace be- 

MAR. 13 tween the Colonies and Great Britain; obtaining 

information; ideas of ambition and temper [of 
John Jay 1 ?]. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in McDougall to Washington, 1779, Mar. 
21. 31, 15 

1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut] To [George] 

MAR. 13 Washington [Middlebrook]. Forwarding Hazen s 

regiment [2d Canadian]; difficulties of the roads; 

intentional false report of regiment s destination. 

L. S. 2 pp. 31, 43 



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1779 Tryon, William. Kingsbridge [New York]. To [Lt.] Gen. 

MAR. 13 [Frederick] Haldimand, Canada. Prosperous 

aspect of British affairs; war in the South; loy 
alists; expectation of Haldimand s activity. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Mc- 
Dougall to Washington, 1779, Mar. 21. 31, 13 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Thomas] 

MAR. 14 Clark [Paramus, New Jersey]. Rank of [Capt. 

John Gambier] Scull; orders for Col. [John] Pat- 
ton s regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 505 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Sir Henry 

MAR. 14 Clinton, New York]. Proposing another meeting 

of Commissioners to settle an exchange. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Ford, 7, 362. E. 221 

[1779] W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To Maj. Gen. 

[MAR. 14] [Nathanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. Forwarding 

supplies to West Point. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 499 

Same to Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Moses] 

MAR. 14 Hazen [Coos, New Hampshire]. Distribution of 

blankets; clothing and shoes for his regiment; 
[Brig.] Gen. [Jacob] Bayley s store of provisions 
on the upper Connecticut; intelligence from 
Canada. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 501 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Jean] Holker 

MAR. 14 [Philadelphia]. His advices from the West In 

dies and rumors of peace. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

D. I, pt. 1, 123 

1779 Procter, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MA R- 14 ton [Middlebrook]. His claim to rank. A. L. S. 

2 pp. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 15 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Charleston, South Carolina]. 

Lack of knowledge of the southern country; 

minor movements of British. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 507 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 15 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey], 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 945 

Intelligence of sailing of a British fleet; secret 
service agent Z [Lewis J. Costigin]. Draft. 1 
p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 506 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAR - 15 dlebrook]. Declining command of Indian expe 

dition [against Six Nations]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Apr. 12. 30, 382 

1779 Killbuck, Captain John. Coshocton [now in Ohio]. To 

M AR. 15 [Brig. Gen. Lachlan] Mclntosh [Fort Mclntosh, 

Pennsylvania], Inability to do anything with 
the Six Nations; effect of delay in proceeding 
against them; urges the movement. Contempo 
rary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Brodhead to 
Washington, 1779, Mar. 21. 31, 22 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR - 15 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Report of 

action in Georgia; rumor of British preparation 

at New York for an expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. 

30, 346 

1779 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

MAR - 15 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Civil ac 

tion against Commissaries in Connecticut; [Maj.] 
Gen. [John] Sullivan s request for a military 
court; his prejudice; inquiry into Sullivan s com 
plaints. L. S. 3 pp. 30, 380 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Thomas] 

MAR - 16 Clark [Paramus, New Jersey]. Marching orders 

for Col. [John] Patton s regiment. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 523 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Philip] 

MAR - 16 Van Cortlandt [Rochester, New York]. Money 

for .enlistments; blankets. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 521 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR - 16 [Edward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. March 

ing orders; obtaining information of the Indian 
country from escaped prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 517 
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1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 16 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Reenforce- 

ments sent him; signals for calling out the militia; 

incorporation of regiments. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 513 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Is- 

MAR. 16 rael] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Ordering 

reenforcements to Peekskill. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 511 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 16 [Anthony] Wayne [Philadelphia ?] Complaint of 

Governor [William] Livingston regarding conflict 
between the civil and military authority. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 
Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 515 

1779 Elaine, Ephraim. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 16 [Middlebrook]. Preparations of magazines of 

provisions at Fort Pitt and Sunbury; flour sup 
ply and scarcity of grain. L. S. 1 p. 30, 397 
1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Mclntosh [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAR. 16 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Disaffec 

tion of officers toward [Brig.] Gen. [Lachlan] 
Mclntosh. A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 394 

1779 Continental Congress, Committee to examine into charges 

MAR. [16] against [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold exhibited 

by the President [Joseph Reed] and Council of 
Pennsylvania. Report. Contemporary copy by 
Arnold. 2 pp. Enclosed in Arnold to Wash 
ington, 1779, Apr. 18?. 32, 113 

Read in Congress, March 16. 

1779 Conway, John. Woodbridge [New Jersey]. To [William 

MAR. 16 Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Middlebrook]. Re 

ported preparations of British for a movement 
into Jersey. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 396 

1779 Crane, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George 

MAR. 16 Washington, Middlebrook]. Claim to rank. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1779 Forrest, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 16 ton, B[ound] Brook. His commissions and rank; 

Lt. Col. [John] Popkin s and Maj. [Christian] 
Holmer s rank; history of Forrest s services. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 16. 30, 385 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 947 

1779 McH[enr]y, J[amesj. Middlebrook. To Col. [Josias] C[ar- 

MAR. 16 vel] Hall [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Warn 

ing of intended advance of enemy and orders 
contingent thereon. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 525 

1779 Mease, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 16 [Middlebrook]. Forwarding overalls, shirts and 

shoes to camp; supply in store and at Spring 
field [Massachusetts]. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 392 

1779 White, Anthony W[alton]. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. 

MAR. 16 To [Lt. Col. Alexander Hamilton, Middlebrook]. 

Robert Bowne s horse. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 398 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Thomas] 

MA R- 17 Clark [Paramus, New Jersey]. Movement of 

British on Staten Island; orders, etc. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 531 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 17 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Movement 

of British on Staten Island, its possible object 
and contingent orders. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton and James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 529 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Is- 

MAR. 17 rael] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut], Movement 

of enemy on Staten Island and its possible object; 
discretionary orders. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 529 

1779 Deane, James. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 17 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Forwarding 

chart of territory of the Six Nations ; strength 
of the different tribes; their distress for provi 
sion; supplies from Niagara and Buck Island; 
Chemung; Mohawk scouts; distances; efforts 
to obtain information. Contemporary copy. 
4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 3. 31, 206 

1779 General Court-martial. Minisink [New York]. Trial of 

MAR. 17-19 Robert Land and Edward Hicks charged with 

being British spies. D. S. of [Lt. Col.] Eleazer 

Lindsly, Prest. 6 pp. Enclosed in Hand to 

Washington, 1779, Mar. 29. 31, 122 



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1779 Douglass, Thomas. Philadelphia. To George Washing- 

MAR. 17 ton [Middlebrook]. Claim to rank; Lt. David 

Fick s commission. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 399 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 17 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Sailing of 

British fleet up [Long Island] Sound; difficulties 
of obtaining intelligence ; identity of secret agent 
"Z" [Lewis J. Costigin]; [Elias] Boudinot s re 
quest for a flag to send in flour and beef to 
prisoners in New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 403 

1779 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 17 ton [Middlebrook]. Approval of Steuben s Regu 

lations; printing; [Lt.] Col. Fleury s assistance 
and exercising the troops. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 405 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. Morgan 

MAR. 18 Lewis [Albany]. Payment of his account. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 533 

1779 Craig, I[saac] Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

MAR. 18 Middlebrook. Claim to rank. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

30, 411 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. Henry 

MAR. 19 Jackson [Providence, Rhode Island]. Represen 

tation of officers; incorporation of regiments. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 543 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 19 [John] Sullivan [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

The mutiny [in Varnum s brigade]; court of 
inquiry on Col. [Henry] Jackson and arrange 
ment of his regiment. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 535 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 19 [James Mitchell] Varnum [Providence, Rhode 

Island]. Conduct of officers in presence of men. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 537 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Edward] 

MAE. 19 Wigglesworth [Rhode Island]. His resignation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. VIII, pt. 1, 539 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 949 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Certificate of serv- 

MAR - 19 ice of Edward Wigglesworth. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in 

preceding entry. B, VIII, pt. 1, 541 

1779 Arnold, B[enedict]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 19 ton [Middlebrook]. Delay in resigning command 

at Philadelphia; published attacks on his char 
acter by the President [Joseph Reed] and Council 
of Pennsylvania; report of the Committee of 
Congress. L. S. 2 pp. 30, 413 

1779 H[eckewelder,] J[ohn]. Cooshechung [On the Muskin- 

MAR - 19 gum]. To Col. John Gibson, Fort Laurens [On 

the Tuscarawas]. Intelligence from the Indian 
country; movements of the [Lt.] Governor of 
Detroit [Henry Hamilton] ; project of building a 
fort at Hockhocking. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 183 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 3. 31,192. 

1779 [McDougall, Alexander.] Peekskill [New York]. Circular 

MAR - I 9 letter [to commanders of the Highland posts]. 

Intentions of British; reduction of bread ration; 
rice substitution; salt exchange for vegetables. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed hi Mc 
Dougall to Washington, 1779, Mar. 20. 31, 2 
1779 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Fort Mclntosh [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAR. 19 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Efforts to 

reenforce Fort Laurens; difficulty of provisions; 
the situation. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 415 

1779 Burchardt, Daniel. Minisink [New York]. To George 

MAR - 2 Washington, Middlebrook. Loss of cartridges. 

L. S. 2 pp. 31, 3 

1779 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. 

MAR - 20 [Alexander] Hamilton [Middlebrook]. Causes of 

his delay; President [Joseph] Reed; Pennsylva 
nia politics. A. L. S. 4 pp. In French with 
translation by Hamilton. 30, 419 

1779 Erskine, Robert. Ringwood [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR - 20 Washington [Middlebrook]. Delay in joining the 

Army; maps and plans of the Hudson River 
country; report of a British officer having seen 
Erskine s maps. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 418 

1779 Hand, Edward. Minisink [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

20 ington [Middlebrook]. Abandonment of the up 

per [Minisink] country by inhabitants; informa- 



950 

tion of the Indian country; roads, paths, etc.; 
post at mouth of the Cayuga River; magazines 
on the Susquehannah ; concentration of troops at 
mouth of the Mohocamac; need of arms and 
bayonets; capture of loyalists; money borrowed 
to pay Pulaski s legion; removal of Armand s 
corps; request for leave of absence. A. L. S. 
5 pp. Answered Mar. 24. 30, 416 

1779 Lyon, John. Savannah, Georgia. To James Lyon, Brook- 

MAR. 20 haven, Long Island. Capture of Savannah ; ex 

pectation of an evacuation. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
dorsed by James McHenry: "Sent by Gen: Par 
sons" 30, 421 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAR. 20 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Assurances 

of opposition to enemy ; intention to report on 

condition of works ; intentions of enemy ; flour 

supply. L. S. 4pp. Answered Mar. 25. 30,423 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. [Middlebrook.] To 

MAR. 20 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Measures 

adopted to call out the militia; signals. A. L. S. 

1 p. 31, 5 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Theo- 

MAR. 21 dorick] Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Increase 

of horse; promotions and clothing. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 551 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. [Ed- 

MAR. 21 ward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. Information 

desired of nature of the country between Che- 
mung and the Seneca nation and kindred mat 
ters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 547 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Col. [Moses] 

MAR. 21 Hazen [Coos, New Hampshire]. Hunting shirts; 

returns necessary. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 549 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Is- 

MAR. 21 rael] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Returning 

papers relating to an Admiralty case. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 545 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 951 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 21 Pliilip John Schuyler, Albany.] The Western ex 

pedition; plan to be adopted; state of finances. 
Transcript. C. C. 169, 5, 477 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Moses] 

MAR - 21 Rawlings [Frederick, Maryland], Orders to 

march to Fort Pitt. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 553 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Benjamin 

MAR - 21 Tallmadge, Fairfield, Connecticut]. Hard money 

for secret service ; suggestions for [Samuel] C[ul- 
per] s guidance in spy work. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 557 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Mclntosh [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAR - 21 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Letters 

from Coshocton; attempts on Fort Laurens; 
dread on the frontier; scarcity of provisions; 
need of light field pieces. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 21. 31, 20 
1779 Dickinson, Silvanus. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To [George] 
MAR. 21 Washington, Middlebrook]. S[amuel] C[ulper] s 
letter; channel of the correspondence. A. L. S. 
1 p- 31, 6 
1779 Dickinson, Silvanus. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To [Maj.] 
MAR. 21 Gen. [Israel] Putnam, Redding [Connecticut]. 
British apprehension of a descent on Long Island; 
preparation for a plundering expedition. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Putnam to Washington, 1779, 
Mar. 22. 31, 34 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAR - 21 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Secret serv 

ice matters; spy sent to Canada by the British; 
information obtained; British ideas respecting 
reunion; spy [Elijah Hunter?] sent to head 
quarters for deceptive information for enemy. 
L. S. 4 pp. Answered Mar. 28. 31, 9 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. [Peekskill, New York]. Intelli- 

MAR - 21 gence brought out from New York [by Elijah 

Hunter?] ; Interview with [Sir Henry] Clinton and 
[Gov. William] Tryon; information desired ; their 
encouragement; preparation of transport fleet at 
New York. D. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 31, 12 



952 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Daniel] 

MAR. 22 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Posting of troops at Kit- 

taning and Venango; marching orders for Col. 
John Gibson; general instructions to govern 
B redhead s movements; treatment of Indians 
and boundary dispute between Pennsylvania 
and Virginia. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 7, 372. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 561 

1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR - 22 Washington [Middlebrook]. Position of British 

on Long Island; intention; troops at New Lon 
don; Putnam s detachments; unsuccessful raid 
by enemy at Horse Neck. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Mar. 27. 31, 32 
1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 
MAR. 22 Washington [Middlebrook]. Detention of Poor s 
brigade by the weather; fear of British descent 
on New London. L. S. 1 p. 31, 36 
1779 Scott, Charles. Powhatan [Virginia]. To [George Wash- 
MAR - 22 ington, Middlebrook]. Forwarding recruits to 
camp; delay from want of clothing. A. L. S. 
1 p. 31, 41 
1779 Shreve, Israel. Newark [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 
MAR - 22 ington [Middlebrook]. Weakness of his regiment ; 
its position; objection to regiment being imposed 
upon. A. L. S. 3 pp. 31, 40 
1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Middlebrook. To 
MAR - 22 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Signals for 
calling out the New Jersey militia. A. L. S. 
1 p. 31, 42 
1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Maj.] Gen. 
MAR - 23 [Arthur] St. Clair [Middlebrook]. Orders to erect 
a signal beacon on hill near Princeton. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 571 

Similar order to Genl. Knox. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 23 [William] Smallwood [Middlebrook]. Orders to 

erect signals for assembling the militia. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 573 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [William Alex- 

MAR - 23 ander, Lord Stirling, Middlebrook]. General di- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 953 

rections for setting signal beacons. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 569 

1779 Archer, H. W. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 23 [Middlebrook]. Dispute between Maj. [Benja 

min] Fishbourne and [Abraham] Van Neste, jr. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 47 

1779 Butler, Zebulon. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

MAR. 23 Washington, Middlebrook]. Command at Wyo 

ming; supplies; request for reenf orcement ; raid 
of enemy on the 21st on flats on west side of the 
Susquehannah ; skirmish; loss of stock. L. S. 
4 pp. 31, 115 

1779 Regnier, Pierre. Albany. Arrangement of the 4th New 

MAE. 23 York regiment. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. Note by Robert Hanson Harrison: "The 
Numbers against the Field Officers & Captains 
denote their rank in the line of the State 
Those against the Subalterns theirs in the Regi 
ment." Enclosed in Clinton to Washington, 
1779, May 13. W 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 23 ton [Middlebrook]. Account of dispute between 

[Abraham] Van Neste [jr.] and Maj. [Benjamin] 
Fishbourne; Wayne s actions. A. L. S. 8 pp. 

31, 51 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge].. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 24 [Edward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. Posting 

of troops at Wyoming and Mahocomac; infor 
mation as to distances etc. in the Indian country; 
returns; captured spies; leave of absence and 
miscellaneous matters. Draft. 5 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman and Washington. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 579 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 24 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Danbury, Connecticut]. 

Difficulty over clothing for Connecticut troops. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 1, 575 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Thomas] 
MAR. 24 Procter [Philadelphia]. Resolve of Congress re 
garding artillery returns. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 585 



954 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Continental Congress, Resolve. Ordering provisions to be 

M AR. 24 supplied to the Oneida Indians. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Hay to Washington, 

1781, Mar. 25. 47, 249 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAR. 24 dlebrook]. [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan s reply 

[respecting command of expedition against the 

Six Nations]. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 12. 

31, 60 

1779 Gray, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Middle- 

M AR. 24 brook]. Monthly return of stores in Northern 

Department. A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 58 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Middlebrook. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 24 ton [Middlebrook]. Enlistment of wagoners for 

the war; pay; muster and paymaster for wagon 
ers; returns; Washington s directions desired. 
L. S. 4 pp. 31, 56 

1779 Sample, Samuel. Fort Laurens [on the Tuscarawas]. 

MAR. 24 Return of quartermaster stores at Fort Laurens. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Malcom to Washington, 1779, Apr. 24. 

31, 398 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Lt.] Col. Wil- 

M AR. 25 Ham Butler [Schoharie, New York]. Orders to 

come to headquarters. Draft. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 603 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

M AR. 25 James Clinton [Albany] Resolves of Congress 

respecting returns. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1, 597 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen Alex- 

MAR. 25 ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Confidence to be 

reposed in a "double spy". Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 595 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

M AR- 25 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Information desired of country between Niagara 
and the settlements; provisions for prisoners in 
British hands; news of British in New York. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henry and Washington. B. VIII, pt. 1, 601 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

25 Philip John Schuyler, Albany], The expedition 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 955 

against the Six Nations; advantages of the Sus- 
quehannah over the Mohawk route; cooperating 
forces, general plan, etc. ; finances of the country. 
Draft. 6pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. VIII, pt. 1, 587 
1779 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. Boston. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAR - 25 Ham] Heath [Roxbury]. Desire to appoint Maj. 

[Daniel] Lyman, Lt. Col. in Armand s corps. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1779, Mar. 25. 31, 70 
1779 Cochran, John. Livingston Manor [New York]. To 

MAR. 25 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Delay in 

reaching camp caused by illness of Mrs. Cochran. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 85 

1779 [Cuyler, Jacob.] [Albany.] Return of wheat and flour in 

MAR. 25 Northern Department together with the quan 

tity in prospect. Contemporary copy. Tabular 
statement. 1 p. Enclosed in Cuyler to Schuyler, 
1779, Mar. 27. 31, 208 

A second copy. 1 p. 31, 209. 

1779 Forbach, Comtess de. Forbach [Paris]. To [George Wash- 

MAR - 25 ington, Middlebrook]. Recommending Lt. [Chev 

alier] de Fontevieux for a captain s commission. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French) 31, 83 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 31, 81. 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAR - 25 Washington [Middlebrook]. Col. Armand s re 

quest for Maj. Daniel Lyman; Lyman s services. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 22. 31, 68 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. [Pluckamin, New Jersey] To [George] 

MAR. 25 Washington [Middlebrook]. Signal beacon; ar 

rangement of ordnance department; returns; 
requests information of Congress action respect 
ing recruiting the artillery; appointment of con 
ductors of brigades. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 74 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 25 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Admiral 

[James] Gambier s departure from [Sandy] Hook 

and [Sir Henry] Clinton s move up [Long Island] 

Sound; British object. A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 76 

1779 Spalding, Simon. Fort Penn [Pennsylvania]. To [Brig.] 

MAR. 25 Gen. [Edward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. Re 

port of engagement at the Wyoming fort. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 
1779, Mar. 29. 31, 128 



956 LIBEABY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 26 Ham] Heath [Boston] His post during the last 

campaign; orders to proceed to Headquarters. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 1, 605 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Thomas] 

M AR. 26 Procter [Philadelphia]. Status of his regiment. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 609 

1779 McHenry, James. [Middlebrook]. To [Maj. John Clark, 

M AR. 26 jr., Middlebrook]. Adjustment of certain ac 

counts. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 611 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To 

MAR - 26 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. French com 

missary of prisoners request for bread and beef 
for French prisoners; impressed privateers sent 
up [Long Island] Sound ; reported arrival of Ad 
miral [James] Gambier at Rhode Island. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Mar. 28. 31, 101 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Marquis de La- 

MAR. 27 fayette [Paris]. Introducing [George] Mercer 

[jr.] Auto, draft signed. 1 p. P. I, pt. 2, 319 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR - 27 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Uncer 

tainty of British intentions; protection of indi 
vidual places; militia signals, etc. Draft. 2pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 613 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Baron Steuben 

MAR. 27 [Philadelphia]. [Lt.] Col. Fleury and the drill 

regulations. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 615 

1779 Burrowes, John. Middletown Point [New Jersey]. To 

MAR - 27 [Maj. Gen. William Alexander, Lord Stirling, 

Middlebrook]. Arrival of a small British fleet at 
New York; British troops landed on Staten Is 
land. A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 103 
1779 Cuyler, Jacob. Albany. To Maj. Gen. [Philip John] 
27 Schuyler (Albany]. The provision situation; 
transportation; returns transmitted; prospect 
of supplies. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1779, Apr. 3. 

31, 210 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 957 

1779 Harnage, Henry. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAR. 27 Washington [Middlebrook]. Application to go to 

Charlottesville [Virginia] by sea. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 251 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [Middlebrook]. To Col. [Philip 

MAR. 27 Van] Cortlandt [Rochester, New York]. Desiring 

information of route from Kingston to the Del 
aware and thence to Anaquaga. Auto, draft 
signed. 2 pp. B. VIII, pt. 1, 617 

1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To Capt. Nicholas Rux- 

MAR. 27 ton Moore [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. His resig 

nation. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 619 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 27 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Reported 

victory of British in Georgia [Briar Creek skir 
mish, Mar. 3]. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 28. 

31, 104 

1779 Shipman, John. Saybrook [Connecticut]. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 27 Samuel Holden Parsons [New London]. Intelli 

gence from New York of British embarkation for 
New London. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Putnam to Washington, 1779, Mar. 30. 

31, 136 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Capt. Dfonald] 

MAR. 28 Campbell [Princeton, New Jersey]. Regret at 

[Capt. Henry?] Conway s action; restitution. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

E. 223 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Alex- 

MAR. 28 ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Case of a "double 

spy" [Elijah Hunter?]. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 1,621 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 28 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Supplies for French prisoners; Col. [Israel] 
Shreve s complaint of scattered condition of his 
regiment. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 1, 623 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAR. 28 dlebrook]. Request of the Major [Henry Har 

nage] of the 62d Regiment of Foot. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Apr. 12. 31, 106 



958 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 Lamb, John. Southington [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 28 Washington [Middlebrook]. Claim to rank. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 28 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Arrival of 

transports from England and troops from Hal 
ifax; [Sir Henry] Clinton s return to New York; 
Admiral [James] Gambier at east end of Long 
Island; news from West Indies; designs of Gov. 
[William] Franklin and Cornelius Hatfield; at 
tempt to intercept British despatches sent [Lt.] 
Col. [John] Butler; need of express riders. A.L.S. 
3 pp. 31, 112 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. New London. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 28 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Pass 

ing of a British fleet by the mouth of the Con 
necticut River. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Putnam to Washington, 1779, Mar. 30. 

31, 137 

1779 Patterson, W[illiam]. Sunbury [Pennsylvania]. To Maj. 

MAR. 28 Gen. Nathanael Greene [Middlebrook]. Effort 

to obtain intelligence through [Edward?] Hicks; 
expectation of enemy s attempt on advance 
posts; unguarded supplies in Penn s Valley; de 
sire of people for an Indian expedition. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1779, 
Apr. 9. 31, 257 

1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut] To [George 

MAR. 28 Washington, Middlebrook]. British ships off 

New London damaged by storm; British inten 
tions ; fears of inhabitants ; movements of British 
fleets; requests directions. L. S. 5 pp. An 
swered Apr. 1. 31,108 

[1779] [Robinson, Thomas, Baron Grantham.] Madrid [Spain]. 

MAR. 28 Memorial to the Spanish Court. Proposing con 

ditions relative to a cessation of hostilities in 
America; France. Contemporary extract. 2 
pp. (In French) Enclosed in La Luzerne to 
Washington, 1780, Jan. 23. 35, 157 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 35, 163. 

1779 Stewart, William. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To Col. 

MAR. 28 Zebulon Butler [Wyoming]. Stores and provi- 

sions on hand; cattle taken by the Indians. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 959 

Contemporary copy. Attested by Butler. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Butler to Washington, 1779, Mar. 
23-28. 31, 114 

1779 Vernon, Frederick. Fort Laurens [On the Tuscarawas]. 

MAR. 28 To Col. Daniel Brodhead [Fort Mclntosh, Penn 

sylvania]. Ambuscade of a wood-gathering 
party. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Brodhead 
to Washington, 1779, Apr. 3. 31, 190 

1779 Vernon, Frederick. Fort Laurens [On the Tuscarawas]. 

MAR. 28 To Brig. Gen. Lachlan Mclntosh [Fort Pitt, 

Pennsylvania]. Ambuscade of a wood-gathering 
party. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 182 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 29 Louis Le Begue Du Portail, Philadelphia]. His 

work on the Delaware. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 1, 627 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 29 Ham] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Provisions for American prisoners in New York; 
objections to use of dragoons as messengers, etc.; 
establishing signals for calling out the militia; 
intelligence of enemy s movements. Draft. 3 
pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2,9 

Paragraph respecting signals is crossed out. 

1779 Deane, James. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To[Maj.]Gen. 

MAR. 29 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Joseph Brant s 

mission to the Canadian tribes; necessity of In 
dian goods. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1779, Apr. 8. 

31, 254 

1779 Hand, Edward. Minisink [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 29 Washington [Middlebrook]. Efforts to obtain 

information of the Indian country; individuals 
who could furnish it; transmitting court-martial 
of [Robert] Land and [Edward] Hicks; Spencer s 
corps ordered to the Mohocomac; distances and 
routes from Chemung to Niagara; rumor of in 
tended Indian attack on the frontier; stores 
wanted; expiration of furloughs in the German 
regiment; station of Armand s corps. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 31, 120 



960 

[1779] [Hand, Edward.] [Minisink, New York.] Memorandum 

[MAR. 29] o f distances from Minisink to Wyoming and 

mouth of the Mohocomac to Rochester. A. D. 

1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 31, 126 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAR. 29 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Introduc 

ing Elijah Hunter as a secret service agent. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 25. 31, 30 

1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To James Johnston 

MAR. 29 [Middlebrook] Payment of Col. [Thomas] Sey 

mour s account [for services of a volunteer troop 
of Connecticut horse in 1776]. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. VIII, pt. 1, 629 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. New London [Connecticut]. 

MAR. 29 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Move 

ments of enemy s fleets; force at Southampton 
and Sag Harbor; intention against New London; 
need of troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 129 

1779 Measam, George. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAR. 30 dlebrook]. Forwarding clothing to Fishkill and 

headquarters; making of overalls and rifle- 
frocks; linen, blankets and shoes; want of 
money; exchange of hides for shoes ; clothing at 
Danbury; Otis & Henley s report of linen on 
hand; shoes forwarded ; badness of roads. A. L. 
S. 4pp. 31, 132 

1779 Mercereau, Joshua. Rutland [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAR. 30 Washington [Middlebrook]. Efforts to gain good 

will of the German prisoners ; their rations ; offer 

of land; obtaining intelligence. A. L. S. 3pp. 

Signature crossed out. 31, 138 

1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 30 Washington [Middlebrook]. Orders to troops; 

belief in British intention against New London. 

L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 2. 31, 134 

1779 Putnam, R[ufus]. Croton [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 30 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New York]. 

Recruiting suggestions; requests instructions. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Mc 
Dougall to Washington, 1779, Apr. 15. 31, 316 

1779 Strong, Nathaniel. Blooming Grove [New York]. To 

MAR. 30 George Washington, Middlebrook. Requests 

leave to resign. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

Apr. 6. 31, 140 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 961 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Lt.] Col. Fred- 

MAR. 31 erick Weissenfels [Rochester, New York]. His 

rank. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHemy. B. VIII, pt. 1, 631 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 31 ton [Middlebrook]. Exchange negotiations; ap 

pointment of Col. [West] Hyde and Capt. [John 
Lewis] Andre Commissioners. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 4. In Sparks, 6, 507, without 
date. 31, 153 

,1779 Gist, N[athaniel]. Tinton Falls [New Jersey]. To [Lt.] 

MAR. 31 Col. [Tench] Tilghman [Middlebrook]. Arrival of 

British transports; preparation of a reenforce- 

ment for the South; loss of two British vessels; 

desertions from Gist s detachment. A. L. S. 

1 p. 31, 149 
1779 Hand, Edward. Minisink [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 31 ington [Middlebrook]. Information of roads and 

distances in the Indian country; ravages of en 
emy in Wyoming. L. S. 3 pp. 31, 150 
1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAR. 31 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Carefulness 

in secret service matters ; arrival of part of Poor s 
brigade; gradual movement of British troops to 
east end of Long Island ; New London enemy s 
object. L. S. 3pp. Answered Apr. 5. 31,147 
1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 31 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Provisions 

for French prisoners; Col. [Israel] Sheve s com 
plaint; position of his regiment; arrival of Brit 
ish transports at New York; report of troops 
landed on Long Island ; no expectation of British 
reenforcement. A. L. S. 4 pp. 31, 144 

1779 Steuben, [Baron], Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 31 [Middlebrook]. Printing of the Regulations ; Col. 

[Timothy] Pickering to correct the proof. L. S. 

2 pp. 31, 145 
[1779] Duboys, Lewis. Arrangement of the 5th New York Regi- 

[MAR.] ment. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Robert Han 

son Harrison: "Note the Numbers against the 
Field Officers & Captains denote their rank in the 
line of the State. Those against the Subs theirs 
in the Regiments." Enclosed in Clinton to 
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[1779] Gansevoort, Peter. Arrangement of the 3d New York 

[MAR.] regiment. D. S. 1 p. Note by Robert Hanson 

Harrison: "The Numbers against the Field Offi 
cers & Captains denote their rank in the line of 
the State those against the Subs theirs in the 
Regiment." Enclosed in Clinton to Washington, 
1779, May 13. W 

[1779] Greene, Nathanael. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Washing- 

[MAR.] ton [Middlebrook]. Comment on [Maj.] Gen. 

[Philip John] Schuyler s plan for the proposed 
Indian expedition [against the Six Nations]; 
comparison of the Susquehannah and Oneida 
Lake routes. A. L. S. 11 pp. 31, 156 

[1779] [Greene, Nathanael.] [Middlebrook.] Memorandum of 
[MAR.] proper places to establish posts on the Susque 

hannah; batteaux and batteau-men necessary 
[on the proposed expedition against the Six Na 
tions]. A. D. S. 2 pp. 31, 162 

[1779] Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Arrangement of the 1st New 

[MAR.] York regiment. D. S. with remarks. 2 pp. 

Noted by Robert Hanson Harrison: "The num 
bers against the Field Officers & Captains denote 
their rank in the line of the State Those against 
the Subs their Regimental." Enclosed in Clin 
ton to Washington, 1779, May 13. W 

[1779] Shawanoes, Wyandots & Mingoes. Speech in reply to the 

[MAR.] Delaware Council. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, 

Mar. 15. 31, 26 

A second copy, 31, 300. 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [William Alex- 

APR. 1 ander,] Lord Stirling and other General Officers, 

Middlebrook]. Transmitting papers respecting 

settlement of rank disputes. L. S. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. V, pt. 2, 3 

The draft by Harrison is in B. VIII, pt. 2, 5. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. Zebulon 

APR. 1 Butler [Wyoming, Pennsylvania]. Protection of 

the frontier; furloughs. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 17 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 1 Edward Hand, Minisink, New York]. Troops 



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ordered to Wyoming; warning against surprise; 
line of march, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 13 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 1 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Troops or 

dered to Minisink. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 7 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. l [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. British 

relinquishment of intentions on Long Island 
Sound; measures for safety of armed vessels at 
New London and in the Connecticut river; com 
missions of Connecticut officers. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 1 

1779 Board of General Officers. Middlebrook. To [George] 

<APR. 1 Washington [Middlebrook]. Report on cases of 

rank of Majors [Francis] Mentges, [John] Mur 
ray and [Francis] Nichols. D. S: Stirling, W. 
Smallwood, H. Knox, P. Muhlenberg. 2 pp. W 

1779 Deane, James. Oneida [New York]. To [Maj . Gen. Philip 

APR. 1 John Schuyler, Albany]. Reports of parties sent 

among the Six Nations; awaiting [Lt.] Col. 
[John] Butler s directions; their feeling of secur 
ity ; coming conference between the Cayugas and 
Oneidas; the Onondagas desire for peace; dis 
tances along the Susquehannah to Tioga. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1779, Apr. 24. 32, 3 

1779 Half-King, of the Wyandots. Fort Mclntosh [Pennsyl- 

APR. l vania]. Speech delivered to the Delawares: 

Friendship; advice to gather in one village; 

efforts of the English and Mingoes; speech for 

the Virginians. 

Reply of the Delawares: Renting of lands. 
Contemporary copy. Attested by Daniel Brod- 
head. 2 pp. Enclosed in Brodhead to Wash 
ington, 1779, Apr. 3. 31, 193 

1779 Hooker, Zibeon. Boston. To George Washington, Mid- 

APR. 1 dlebrook. Requests discharge from the Army. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 164 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. [Peekskill, New York]. To 

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clothing in store; applications of officers; re 
quests directions; exchange of hides for boots. 
L. S. 3 pp. 31, 165 

1779 Ordnance and Ordnance stores. Return of stores at Wash- 

APR. 1 ingtonsburg, near Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. Tabu 

lar statement. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Wash 
ington, 1779, Apr. 16. 31, 328 
1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 
APR. l Washington [Middlebrook]. Receipt of Wash 
ington s unsigned letter; damage done British 
shipping and delay in their design against New 
London; Putnam s leave of absence; completing 
the Connecticut battalions. L. S. 3pp. 31,167 
1779 Weitzell, John. Northumberland County [Pennsylvania]. 
APK. l Return of stores and provisions on hand in Nor 
thumberland County. A. D. S. Tabular state 
ment. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 16. 31, 327 
1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Maj.] Gen. 
APR. 2 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. His re 
quest for directions. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 19 
1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [William Alex- 
APR. 2 ander,] Lord [Stirling, Middlebrook]. Settlement 
of disputes of rank. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 21 
1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Mclntosh [Pennsylvania]. Speech 
APR. 2 to the Delaware chiefs: The Wyandots; visit to 
the [Continental] Congress. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Attested by Brodhead. Enclosed in Brod 
head to Washington, 1779, Apr. 3. 31, 189 

1779 Bnrrowes, John. Middletown Point [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 2 Maj. Gen. [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling, 

Middlebrook. Arrival of a British fleet at Sandy 

Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 173 

1779 Glover, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

APR. 2 Washington [Middlebrook]. Congress grant of a 

furlough; necessity of leaving the service. L. S. 

2 pp. 31, 169 
1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To 

APR. 2 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Arrival of a 

fleet ; return of the British expedition lately sent 
eastward. A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 174 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 965 

1779 Mehelm, John. Bound Brook [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 2 Washington [Middlebrook]. Objections to issu 

ing hides on commandants orders since the gen 
eral order of Feb. 7; need of laborers to cure 
hides. A. L. S. 3 pp. 31, 171 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [Aaron] 

APR. 3 Burr [Minisink, New York]. His resignation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 
In Sparks, 6, 213. B. VIII, pt. 2, 23 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Mclntosh [Pennsylvania]. To 

APR. 3 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Accept 

ance of command of the Western Department; 
Washington s instructions of Jan. 31st and Feb. 
12 ; obtaining information of the Indian country; 
deficiency of clothing; need of money; his son 
[Lt. Daniel Brodhead, jr.]; intended British 
attempt against Fort Laurens; advantage in 
making Indian gifts; lack of provisions; requests 
appointment for his son; resignation of a mus 
ter-master; promotions in his regiment; build 
ing of boats; Brodhead s intended expedition up 
the Le Beuf river. L. S. 4 pp. Answered May 3. 

33, 187 

1779 Cox, John. Estherton [Pennsylvania]. Return of Quar- 

APR. 3 termaster s stores at Estherton. Tabular state 

ment. 1 p. Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 16. 31, 329 

1779 Gist, N[athaniel]. Tinton Falls [New Jersey]. To [Lt.] 

APR. 3 Col. [Tench] Tilghman [Middlebrook]. Arrival of 

one British fleet and sailing of another; desertions 
in his regiment. L. S. 1 p. 31, 180 

1779 Hogan, James. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

APR. 3 Middlebrook. Weak state of garrison; expira 

tion of time of service of the 3d North Carolina 
regiment; health of the corps. Recent copy. 
1 p. 31, 176 

1779 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To George 

APR. 3 Washington, Middlebrook. Relinquishment of 

scheme for destroying the Wyandot town; com 
ing of the Delaware chief; result of the big coun 
cil at Sandusky. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 181 
1779 Parrish, Isaac. [Philadelphia.] Bill to Col. [John] Mitchell 
APB. 3 for a hat for Washington. A. D. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Mitchell to Washington, 1779, Apr. 19 ? 

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1779 Patterson, W[illiam]. Cumberland County [Pennsylvania]. 

APR. 3 To George Washington [Middlebrook]. Intelli 

gence brought from Chemung by [Edward?! 
Hicks; raid of enemy on Wyoming; Hicks re 
port ; murder of a family near Sunbury. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 31, 194 

1779 Procter, Thomas. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

APR. 3 Middlebrook. Returns of his regiment ; reem- 

bursement for money expended in recruiting; 

Procter s rank. Recent copy. 2 pp. 31, 196 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 3 ton [Middlebrook]. Advantages of the Susque- 

hannah route into the Indian country; need of 
reenforcement at Albany; [James] Deane s re 
port on the Northern Indian country; the road 
to Niagara; Capt. [Leonard] Bleeker s failure to 
destroy vessels on Lake Ontario; deficiency of 
flour; proposed attempt on Onondaga; readi 
ness of the militia; suspension of preparations 
[for the expedition against the Six Nations]; 
refusal of Congress to accept his resignation. 
L. S. 8 pp. 31, 201 

1779 Spain. Court of Madrid. Ultimatum proposed to the 

APR. 3 courts of France and England : England s delay 

1 in negotiation for peace; propositions for a ces 
sation of hostilities and an adjustment of diffi- 
culties between France and England ; the Amer 
ican colonies. Contemporary extract. 4 pp. 
(In French.) Enclosed in La Luzerne to Wash 
ington, 1780, Jan. 23. 35, 159 

Translation by James McHenry, 35, 104. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Sir Henry 

APR. 4 Clinton [New York]. Postponement of meeting 

of exchange commissioners. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. In 

part in Ford, 7, 363. E. 225 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. [Ed- 

APR. 4 ward] Hand [Minisink, New York]. Clothing and 

equipment for troops ordered to Wyoming. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 29 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 4 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 967 

Transmission of letters to British. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 25 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. Instructions to 

APR. 4 Capt. John Paul Schott [Middlebrook]. Obtain 

ing and shipping arms, accoutrements, etc. to 
Wyoming. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 31 

1779 Gist, N[athaniel]. Tinton Falls [New Jersey]. To [Lt.] 

APR. 4 Col. [Tench] Tilghman [Middlebrook]. Mutiny of 

Capt. Patterson s company at Middletown ; need 
of more men; British fleet at [Sandy] Hook. 
L. S. 1 p. 31, 212 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

APR. 5 thanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Powder horns 

and shot pouches. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 33 
1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 
APR. 5 ander] McDougall [West Point]. Kelinquishment 
by British of their proposed expedition; distri 
bution of clothing to officers. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 35 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 5 ton [Middlebrook]. Postponing meeting of ex 

change commissioners. Recent copy. 1 p. 

31, 178 

[1779] Court of Inquiry. [Middlebrook]. Proceedings on conduct 

[APR.] 5 of Postmaster [Hugh] Smith. D. S: Nathl. 

Mitchell, Presdt. 7 pp. W 

1779 Hand, Edward. Minisink [New York] To [George] 

APR. 5 Washington [Middlebrook]. Troops ordered to 

Wyoming; Lt. [John] Jenkins account of the 

Seneca country; escape of [Edward] Hicks. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 213 

1779 Hinman, Edward. Woodbury, Connecticut. To [George 

APR. 5 Washington, Middlebrook]. Complaint of Col. 

[Moses] Hazen s treatment on his refusal to issue 
an impress warrant for teams to transport bag 
gage. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 216 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. Return of 

APR. 5 non-commissioned officers and matrosses at pres- 



968 

ent in the corps of artillery. Tabular statement. 

D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Knox to Washington, 

1779, Apr. 6. 31, 224 

1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To Col. Philip [Van] 

AFR - 5 Cortlandt [Rochester, New York]. Supplies for 

his regiment. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 39 

1779 Prowell, J[oseph]. Haverstraw [New York], To [George] 

ApR - 5 Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmitting re 

turns of Malcom s and Patton s regiment; tents. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 9. 31, 217 

1779 Campbell, D[onald]. Princeton [New Jersey], To [George] 

ApR - 6 Washington [Middlebrook]. Value of articles 

seized by [Capt. Henry?] Conway. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered May 11. 31, 228 
1779 Campbell, D[onald]. Princeton [New Jersey]. Statement 

APR. 6 of value of articles seized by [Capt. Henry?] 

Conway. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 31, 229 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [Middlebrook.] To [Capt. 

ApR - 6 Nathan Strong, Bloomsgrove, New York]. His 

position in the New York line and proposed 

resignation. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 41 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. Pluckamin [New Jersey], To [George] 

APR. 6 Washington [Middlebrook]. Necessity of re 

cruiting the Artillery corps; deficiencies of the 
different States; resolves of Congress respecting 
the quota; demands for artillerymen; a method 
of consolidating the different companies. L. S. 

2 pp. 31, 222 

1779 McDongall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

ApR - 6 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. March of 

Malcom and Patton s regiment for the frontier; 
supplies furnished them. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 14. 31, 219 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Al>R - 6 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Exchange 

commissioners; boots; efforts to obtain a draft 
of the country on south side of Lake Ontario; 
capture of a guard by the British. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 31, 232 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 969 

1779 Potter, James. Northumberland County [Pennsylvania]. 

APR. 6 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Ob 

taining volunteers for the Indian expedition 
through offer of land; Potter s suggestion to the 
State legislature. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 230 

1779 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Middlebrook. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 6 ington [Middlebrook]. State of officers in the 

Maryland brigade specifying those best quali 
fied for the recruiting service; requests instruc 
tions. List given. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 226 

1779 Ward, Joseph. Middlebrook. To [George] Washington 

APR. 6 [Middlebrook]. Treatment received from British 

while a prisoner ; seizure of property and refusal 

of justice. L. S. 3 pp. 31, 237 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 7 [James] Hogan [Philadelphia]. His application 

for more guards at Philadelphia, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 45 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 7 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Responsibility for capture of a guard. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 43 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Middlebrook. To [Lt. Col. 

APR. 7 Samuel Hawes, Middlebrook]. Inquiry into con 

duct of a postmaster [Hugh Smith]. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 2, 47 

1779 Hnntington, Jedidiah. Redding [Connecticut], To [George] 

APR. 7 Washington [Middlebrook]. Confusion in ar 

rangement of officers of the 2d Connecticut regi 
ment; flour ration; Maj. [Joseph] Eayres trial. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 16. 31, 239 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To [a Board of 

APR. 8 General officers, Middlebrook]. Transmitting 

papers bearing upon arrangement of the Mary 
land line; list of papers; object of the board, etc. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 51 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 8 [William] Smallwood [Middlebrook]. Officers for 



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the recruiting service in Maryland ; enlistment of 

deserters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 53 

1779 Brodhead, [Daniel]. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To the 

APR. 8 Shawanoe Chiefs at the Forks of the Scioto 

[Ohio]. Deceit of the Indians from Canada; 

Brodhead s warning. 

Delawares. To the Shawanoes. Intended visit to Phila 
delphia and call for a council fire on their return. 
Brodhead to the Wyandot Chiefs. The rule of the Min- 
goes; the English; the French King s desire; the 
call for a council at Fort Pitt. Contemporary 
copy. 5 pp. 31, 260 

1779 [Brodhead, Daniel.] Fort Pitt. Speech to the Shawanoes : 

APR. 8 Their lack of wisdom; warning against the Eng 

lish. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Brodhead to Washington, 1779, May 29. 33, 103 
1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

APR. 8 dlebrook]. Want of money for the recruiting 

service; stores and deficiencies; need of lead and 
paper; arrangement of Clinton s brigade; dis 
pute of rank between Lt. Cols. [Pierre] Regnier 
and [Frederick] Weissenfels; arrangement of Col. 
[Lewis] Duboys regiment; start of expedition 
against Onondaga. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 
19. 31, 247 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 8 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Capture of 

a guard party by the British. A. L. S. 1 p. 

31, 249 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 8 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Movements 

of British on Long Island; requests directions. 
A. L. S. 2pp. 31,251 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 8 ton [Middlebrook]. Clothing and supplies for In 

dians; the Onondaga expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. 

31, 253 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 9 Louis Le Begue Du Portail, Philadelphia]. De 

tail of an engineer for works to be erected at 
Wyoming. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 59 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 971 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Capt. [John] 

APR. 9 Gregory, Suffolk [Virginia]. His resignation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 67 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

APR. 9 Brig. Gen. Edward Hand [Lancaster, Pennsyl 

vania]. Command at Wyoming; post at Wya- 
lusing; intelligence of enemy; collection of stores 
for Indian expedition. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 55 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Joseph 

APR. 9 Prowell [Middlebrook]. Incorporation of certain 

Additional Continental regiments. Draft. 1 p- 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 65 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Oliver] 

APR. 9 Spencer [Minisink, New York]. Incorporation of 

Col. [William] Malcom s regiment with his own; 

arrangement of officers, etc. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 61 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Col. Oliver 

APR. 9 Spencer, Minisink, New York]. Case of two 

British spies. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of; 

Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 63 

1779 Delaware Chiefs. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. Speech [to 

APR. 9 Col. Daniel Brodhead]. Giving him a Delaware 

name, Maghingua Keeshoch, the Great Moon. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. 31, 263 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Wash- 

APR. 9 ington [Middlebrook]. [Col. William] Patterson s 

letter; boats on the Susquehannah ; Patterson s 

character; sending of large provision supply to 

Wyoming. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 255 

1779 Hacken welder, John. Cooshocking [On the Muskingum]. 

APR. 9 To Col. [Daniel] Brodhead, Fort Mclntosh [Penn 

sylvania]. Arrival of war parties with scalps and 
prisoners; Brodhead s letter to the chiefs; Hack- 
enwelder s visit to Fort Laurens; removal of 
[David] Zeisberger and a party [of Moravian In 
dians] to a place nearer Fort Laurens ; deception 
practiced [upon the converted Indians] ; messages 
to the Six Nations to fight the Virginians; Brod- 



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head s kindness. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1779, Apr. 9. 

31, 259 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Powers to CoL Wil- 

APR. 10 Ham Davies and Lt. Col. Robert Hanson Har 

rison to treat with British Commissioners to set 
tle a general exchange of prisoners. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. VIII, pt. 2, 71 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] Instructions to Col. 

APR. 10 William Davies and Lt. Col. Robert Hanson Har 

rison. Negotiations for an exchange of prisoners. 
Draft signed. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. In Sparks, 6, 508. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 77 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 10 [Charles] Scott [Virginia]. Clothing for recruits 

in Virginia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 69 

1779 Council of War. Middlebrook. On exchanging private 

APR. 10 soldiers for officers [by composition]. Members: 

The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. Sullivan, 
Greene, Stirling, St. Clair, de Kalb; Brig. Genls. 
Smallwood, Knox and Woodford. D. S. by all 
members except Washington. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade and Robert 
Hanson Harrison. F. II, pt. 1, 305 

1779 [Cnlper, Samuel.] [New York.] To [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 

APR. 10 madge, Fair-field, Connecticut]. Culper s letter 

writing ability; danger of Ms position; American 
deserters; arrival of British reenforcements at 
New York; the provision supply; sailing of ships 
from New York; spirits of the enemy ; arrival of 
ships from Rhode Island. A. L. 4 pp. En 
closed in Tallmadge to Washington, 1779, Apr. 
21. 31, 372 

1779 Deane, James. Oneida [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 10 [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. The Onondaga 

sachems desire for peace; the Cayugas. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 24. 32, 2 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Col. William 

APR. 11 Patterson, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 973 

Secret service matters; expense. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 79 

[1779] Gaines, William Fleming, Ebenezer Finley and Samuel 

[APR. 11] Shaw. [Pluckamin, New Jersey.] To [George 

Washington, Middlebrook]. Begging his influ 
ence to obtain an answer from Congress to their 
letter. A. L. S. of Finley, signed also by the 
others. Enclosed in Knox to Washington, 1779, 
Apr. 11. 31, 268 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 11 Washington [Middlebrook]. Reduction of pay 

of Captain-lieutenants. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
to Maj. [Samuel] Shaw. 31, 267 

1779 Lochry, Archibald]. Hanna s town [Pennsylvania]. To 

APR. li Col. Daniel Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Men cap 

tured by the enemy; removal of inhabitants 
from the frontier; request for Continental troops. 
Recent copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Brodhead to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 17. 31, 265 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 11 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Request 

for continuance of [Baron] de Wolfen at camp; 
recruiting troubles. A. L. S. 3 pp. 31, 269 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 12 [Horatio] Gates [Boston]. Maj. [Henry] Har- 

nage s request. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 81 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 12 [Henry] Knox [Pluckamin, New Jersey], De 

ficiencies in small arms, powder and lead. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 87 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 12 William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Fatigue and enlistment matters. Draft. 2 pp.. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 85 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 12 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecti 

cut]. Acknowledging letter. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 83 



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1779 C[nlper,] S[amuel]. [New York]. To John Bolton [Maj. 

APR. 12 Benjamin Tallmadge, F airfield, Connecticut]. 

Satisfaction that [Washington] is pleased with his 

letters; depth of water at Hellgate; economy in 

his expenditures. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 374 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

APR. 12 Washington [Middlebrook]. Intelligence from 

Canada; scarcity of flour. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

31, 271 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

APR. 12 Washington [Middlebrook]. Uneasiness of troops 

for their pay. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 277 

[1779] Gill, Joseph Lewis and Peter Joseph. [Providence, Rhode 

[APR. 12] Island]. Report: British troops in Canada; 

feeling among Canadians and Indians for Amer 
ica; cannon and fortifications at Fort Sorel; 
wheat for American troops; Comte D Estaing s 
manifesto distributed through priests. A. D. 
by Gates. 4 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Wash 
ington, 1779, Apr. 12. 31, 275 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown, New Jersey. To 

APR. 12 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. British 

troops sent to Staten Island; transmitting court- 
martial proceedings [on Lt. Jonathan Snowden]: 
necessity of an example being made. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 31, 279 

1779 Phoenix, Cornelius and John Coates. [Providence, Rhode 

APR. 12 Island]. Account of their escape from the Brit 

ish; troops at Rhode Island. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washing 
ton, 1779, Apr. 12. 31, 273 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Philip Van], 

APR. 13 Cortlandt [Rochester, New York]. Intelligence 

desired respecting route and roads from the 

North River to Anaquaga and Tioga. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 89 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Capt. [Bartholo- 

APR. 13 mew] von Heer [New Jersey]. Extension of his 

furlough. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 91 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 975 

[1779] Scull, P[eter]. Memorandum of Lt. Col. [Francis] Nichols s 

[APR. 13] claim to rank. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Board 

of War to Washington, 1779, Apr. 13. W 

Letter of Board of War is In 31,281 and above document was used in 
settling rank dispute by a Board of General Officers who reported, 1779, 
Apr. 23. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 14 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Complaint of Lts. [Jonathan] Snowden, [Eden] 
Burro wes and others as to rank; disapproval of 
court-martial sentence of Snowden. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 93 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Lt. [Jonathan] 

APR. 14 Snowden [and others, Elizabethtown, New Jer 

sey]. Their complaint as to rank. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 95 

1779 Flint, Royal. Raritan [New Jersey]. To Go.uverneur Mor- 

APR. 14 ris and the Committee of Congress [to Superin 

tend Quartermaster and Commissary Depart 
ments, Philadelphia]. Ability to answer queries; 
need of States passing laws enabling the purchase 
of all surplus flour and grain for the public ; need 
of money. Contemporary copy by Flint. En 
closed in Flint to Washington, 1779, Apr. 20. 

31, 363 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 14 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Guard for 

men to be sent back to camp; remarks of a Brit 
ish officer regarding peace. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

31, 306 

17.79 Spencer, O[liver]. Minisink [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 14 Washington [Middlebrook]. Desire to leave the 

service; arrangement of officers [on incorpora 
tion of Malcom s regiment with his own]; Lt. 
[Barne] Ogden s services. A. L. S. 2pp. 31,285 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. [Richard] 

APR. 15 Ho well [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. His resig 

nation. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 101 



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1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Capt. John 

APR. 15 F[rancis] Mercer [Philadelphia]. His resignation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHemy. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 103 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 15 [William] Small wood [Middlebrook]. Report of 

the board of officers on arrangement of the Mary 
land line. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHemy. B. VIII, pt. 2, 97 

1779 Connor, Morgan. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 15 [Middlebrook]. His claim to rank. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Apr. 24. W 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 15 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Multifari 

ous duties; the fortification at King s Ferry. 
L. S. 2 pp. 31, 310 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 15 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Fortifica 

tions at West Point; cannon at Boston; enlist 
ments for the war; Lt. Col. [Jean Baptiste] Gou- 
vion s qualifications; want of forage; arrival of 
Poor s brigade. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Apr. 19. 

31, 314 

1779 Malcom, William. Minisink [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 15 Washington [Middlebrook]. Arrival at Minisink; 

alteration of the fort; Capt. [Samuel] Kearsley 
and the Pennsylvania troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

31, 308 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Manor of Livingston [New York]. 

APR. 15 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. British 

troops to aid the Six Nations in attack on fron 
tiers and protecting Detroit; efforts to enlist 
Canadians; preparation of shipping at St. Johns. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 324 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Col. Thomas 

APR. 16 Clark, Paramus, New Jersey]. Confessions of 

executed spies; warnings against loyalists im 
plicated therein, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 109 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 16 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Redding, Connecticut]. 

Arrangement of 2d Connecticut regiment; dis- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 977 

putes of rank of certain officers; ration matters. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. VIII, pt. 2, 105 

1779 Hand, Edward. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 16 Washington [Middlebrook]. Lack of flints and 

cartridges. L. S. 1 p. 31, 326 

1779 Hand, Edward. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To Gov. JO- 

APR. 16 seph Reed [Philadelphia]. Command of the 

troops at and above Wyoming; protection of 
Sunbury. Contemporary extract. 1 p. En 
closed in Hand to Washington, 1779, Apr. 26. 

32,33 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 16 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Prepara 

tions for withdrawal of British troops on East 
end of Long Island; applications of officers for 
discharge. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 332 

1779 Starr, George. Middletown [New Jersey]. To George 

APR. 16 Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmitting a re 

turn of shoes and leather accoutrements; trans 
portation difficulty; exchange of raw hides. 
L. S. 1 p. 31, 330 

1779 Sullivan, John. Millstone [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 16 Washington [Middlebrook]. Ideas respecting the 

Indian expedition; the Susquehannah route; 
junction with troops at Tioga; strength of the 
Indians and force necessary for their defeat; 
probability of British reenforcement from Can 
ada; Continental troops necessary. A. L. S. 
4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 264. 

31, 335 

1779 [Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 17 [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail [Philadelphia]. 

Progress of his work. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 117 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Withdrawal of Glover s brigade; militia reen- 

forcements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 113 

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1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

APR. 17 thanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Horse for Maj. 

[Caleb] Gibbs. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 115 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [William] 

APR. 17 Malcom [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Incorpo 

ration of Spencer s regiment with his own; ar 
rangement of officers. Apr. 18: Orders regiment 
to Easton [Pennsylvania]; repair of road to Wy 
oming. Draft. 6pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 121 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

APR. 17 Putnam, Redding, Connecticut]. Readiness to 

march; baggage, stores, etc. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 111 

1779 Bratton, William. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Washing- 

APR. 17 ton [Middlebrook]. Resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

31, 344 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 17 Washington [Middlebrook]. Col. [Moses] Raw- 

lins ; erection of forts at Kittanning and Venango ; 
relief of Col. [John] Gibson at Fort Laurens; 
stores at Fort Laurens; positions of Forts Pitt 
and Mclntosh; companies ordered raised for de 
fense in Westmoreland, Monongahela and Ohio 
counties ; need of money for the recruiting serv 
ice; advantage of light scouting parties in pro 
tecting the frontier; efforts to prevent inhabit 
ants from deserting the frontier ; distance from 
Fort Pitt to Venango; difficulties of French 
Creek and Lake Erie; lack of knowledge of the 
Seneca country; hope of enlisting the Delawares 
against the Mingoes ; Indians and supplies ; state 
of the Scioto country; foliage and grass; employ 
ment of Indian runners; request for a discreet 
Frenchman who understands Indian manners 
and customs; Capt. [Henry] Heth s Independent 
company; reenlistment difficulties; [Brig.] Gen. 
[Lachlan] Mclntosh s orders to stop recruiting; 
dispute between Pennsylvania and Virginia. 
A. L. S. 7 pp. 31, 346 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 979 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Pittsburg [Pennsylvania]. Return of 

APR. 17 troops in the Western Department. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 31, 341 

1779 Burnley, G[arland]. Albemarle [Virginia]. A weekly re- 

APR. 17 turn of volunteers and militia guarding the Con 

vention troops at Albemarle barracks. Tabular 
statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Bland to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 23. 31, 388 

[1779] Campbell, J[ohn]. Memorandum of distances from 

[APR. 17] Presque Isle to Sandusky block house. Contem 

porary copy of an original made in 1762. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, 
Apr. 17. 31, 397 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 17 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Arrange 

ment of the [Massachusetts] Line. L. S. 2 pp. 

31, 337 

1779 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Pittsburg. Charges against Daniel 

APR. 17 Sullivan: Attempt to alienate the Indians. Con 

temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Brodhead to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 17. 31, 342 

[1779] [Mclntosh, Lachlan.] Pittsburg [Pennsylvania]. Charges 

[APR. 17] against Col. George Morgan: Neglect of duty in 

care of and procuring provisions. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Brodhead to Washing 
ton, 1779, Apr. 17. 31, 343 
1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 
APK. 17 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Desertion 
of six soldiers from the 2d New Jersey regiment; 
preparation of a transport fleet at New York; 
transmits New York newspapers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

31, 350 

1779 New Jersey Officers. Elizabethtown. Memorial to the 

APR- 17 New Jersey Legislature: Inadequacy of their 

pay; spirit of desertion; depreciation; recom 
mendations of Congress; request for pay in hard 
money. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Forman to Washington, 1779, May 8. 

Memorials, 35 

1779 Sullivan, Daniel. Pittsburg. Charges against his conduct 

APR - 17 as Indian Interpreter. Contemporary copy by 

Caleb Gibbs. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 357 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 18 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Punishment of deserters; watchfulness of sol 
diers; march of his brigade; flour for prisoners 
in New York, etc. Draft. 5pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 127 

1779 Arnold, Bfenedict]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

APR. [18?]. ton [Middlebrook]. Report of Committee of Con 

gress on charges against him; court martial or 
dered; [Prest. Joseph] Reed s actions; Congress 
and the State of Pennsylvania; request for a 
speedy trial; evidences. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 20. In Sparks, 6, 517. 32, 111 
1779 Chaloner & White. Philadelpliia. To [Col. Jeremiah 

APR. 18 Wadsworth, Philadelphia], Prospect of flour 

supply. Contemporary extracts by Royal Flint. 
1 p. Enclosed in Flint to Washington, 1779, 
Apr. 24. 31, 394 

1779 Harrison, Robert Hfanson]. Amboy [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 18 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Difficulties 

in exchange negotiations; exchange of officers 
for men; prisoners on Long Island and the Con 
vention troops; latter s passage by land or water 
to Virginia. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, 6, 512, 
with omissions and as signed by both William 
Davies and Harrison. 31, 352 

1779 [McClelan, Thomas.] [Albany.] Journal of route to Oswe- 

APR. 18- gatchie from Fort Schuyler. A. D. 9 pp. En- 

MAY 25 closed in Schuyler to Washington, 1779, May 10. 

32, 276 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 19 [James] Clinton [Albany], Deficiency of military 

stores to the northward; arrangement of New 

York officers ; complaints of rank; regiments to 

assemble at Conajaharie; preparations for the 

Indian expedition; batteaux, supplies, etc.; 

shoes; returns of Massachusetts troops, clothing, 

etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 151 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Philip Van] 

APR. 19 Cortlandt [Rochester, New York]. Orders for 

his regiment; baggage, etc. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 157 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 981 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 19 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Authenticated musters of Massachusetts troops. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 139 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To James Gray 

APR. 19 [Albany]. Alteration in form of his return. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 159 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 19 [Nathanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Engaging 

wagoners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 141 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

APR. 19 Alexander McDougall, Peekskill]. State of the 

works in the Highlands; need of heavy cannon; 
augmentation of battalions by States ; absentees 
of Poor s brigade, etc. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 143 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 19 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecti 

cut]. Resignations; inability to protect every 
part of the country. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 147 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

APR. 19 John Schuyler, Albany]. The Susquehannah 

and Mohawk routes for the Indian expedition; 
advantages and disadvantages; strength, sup 
plies, etc.; Schuyler s continuance with Army. 
Draft. 4pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Ford, 7, 406. B. VIII, pt. 2, 133 

1779 Allen, John. Albemarle [Virginia]. Account of provisions 

APR. 19 in store a Albemarle. Tabular statement. 

A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Bland to Washing 
ton, 1779, Apr. 23. 1, 387J 

1779 Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] Resolve granting 

APR. 19 leave to resign to Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuy 

ler. Contemporary copy by John Lansing, jr. 
1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1779, 
Apr. 27. 32, 84 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Wash- 

APR. 19 ington [Middlebrook]. Pressing need of wagon- 



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ers; pay; expense and difficulty caused by Con 
gress and Board of War s delay. L. S. 2 pp. 

31, 356 

1779 [Greene, Nathanael.] [Middlebrook.] Estimate of wag- 

[APR. 19] oners and artillery drivers necessary. D. S. 

2 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 31, 358 

1779 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 19 [Middlebrook]. Minor personal matters; post 

ponement of French Minister [Conrad Alexandre 
Gerard de Rayneval] s visit to camp. A. L. S. 
1 p. 31, 354 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 20 [Benedict] Arnold [Philadelphia]. His court- 

martial ordered. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 6, 518. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 161 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [George] Mea- 

APR. 20 sam [Boston], Forwarding of certain articles of 

clothing. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 165 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. Jeremiah 

APR. 20 Wadsworth or Koyal Flint [Hartford]. Increase 

necessary in size of magazines forming on the 
Susquehannah; returns. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 163 
1779 Flint, Koyal. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 20 ington [Middlebrook]. Prospects of meat and 

flour supply; action of New York in acquiring 
grain for public use; efforts to obtain a just view 
of the resources; supply from the Southern dis 
trict. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 361 
1779 Greene, Nathanael. New York. To [George Washington, 
APR. 20 Middlebrook]. [Lt.] Col. William Bond s recom 
mendations for promoting certain officers of his 
regiment; Greene s approval. Recent copy. 1 p. 

31, 264 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 20 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Acknowl 

edging orders; enclosing letters to be forwarded. 
A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1779 Measam, George. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

APR. 20 dlebrook]. Arrival of blankets at Newbury; dif 

ficulties in forwarding them to Springfield; seiz- 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 983 

lire of blankets by the Navy Board; clothing for 
Hazen s regiment; delay in transporting cloth 
ing; teaming charges; shirts. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

31, 365 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Daniel] 

APR. 21 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Relinquishing idea of his 

cooperation with the expedition against the Six 
Nations; forming of magazines, obtaining in 
telligence; idea of expedition against Detroit. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton and Washington. B. VIII, pt. 2, 167 
1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To [Col. Charles] 
APR. 21 Stewart [Philadelphia]. Returns of provisions in 
store, issues, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry and Washington. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 169 

1779 Cone, Joseph. Minisink [New York]. Account of stores on 

APR. 21 hand at Minisink. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Malcom to Washington, 1779, Apr. 25. 32, 11 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Trenton. To [George] Washington 

APR. 21 [Middlebrook]. The Minister of France [Conrad 

Alexandre Gerard de Rayneval] s visit to camp; 

failure of the Indian Expedition [against the Six 

Nations] unless cash is provided; need of horses; 

matter will be laid before Congress; Greene s 

disagreeable position. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

Apr. 22 W 

1779 Eeed, Joseph. Philadelphia. To [Brig. Gen. Edward 

APR. 21 Hand, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Position of 

Hand s troops; Reed s understanding of Wash 
ington s ideas; protection necessary in Nor 
thumberland county. Contemporary copy . 3pp. 
Enclosed in Hand to Washington, 1779, Apr. 26. 

32, 34 

1779 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 21 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Meeting 

with [Samuel] C[ulper] ; indications of approach 
ing evacuation of Rhode Island; prospects of 
peace; troops on Long Island; C[ulper] s ex 
penses ; efforts to establish a shorter route for the 
correspondence; the invisible ink; value of C[ul- 
per] s information; robberies on Long Island; 
channel for letters. A. L. S. 4 pp. 31, 370 



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1779 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. [Fort Schuyler, New York]. Re- 

APR. 21 turn of prisoners taken and Indians killed at 

Onondaga. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 

Washington, 1779, May 12. 32, 270 

A contemporary copy, 32, 85, was enclosed In Schuyler to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 27. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

APR. 22 thanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Delay in prepa 

rations for the Indian campaign; application to 
Congress for money. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 173 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 22 [William] Heath [Boston]. Case of Maj. [David] 

Lyman; desires list of Convention officers. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 171 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 22 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Importance of intelligence of British embarka 
tions; readiness to march. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 175 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Proclamation: EX- 

APR. 22 tension of time wherein deserters by rejoining the 

Army may obtain pardon. Draft. Ip. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 177 

1779 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

APR. 22 Washington [Middlebrook]. Proposing Maj. 

[Jean Bernard de] Murnand for the Susquehan- 
nah expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 379 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 22 ton [Middlebrook]. Intended visit of the Minister 

of France [Conrad Alexandre Gerard de Rayne- 
val] to camp; rumor of peace overtures from 
Great Britain; Greene s request for a hearing; 
need of money to procure horses ; action of Con 
gress toward the Quartermaster Department; 
intention of resigning; [Maj.] Gen. [Benjamin] 
Lincoln s leg and request for command in the 
South. A. L. S. 3 pp. 31, 377 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 22 [Middlebrook]. Readiness to join the Army; 

safe arrival of prizes with cargoes of provisions. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 375 



COERESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 985 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 22 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Embarka 

tion at New York ; surprise effected by Cornelius 
Hatfield and his gang. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 380 
1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 22 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Commotion 

among the enemy at Newark and Staten Island; 
embarkation and other preparations; attempted 
surprise by the enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 382 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

APR. 23 ander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Embarkation of 

British at New York. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 181 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 23 [Israel] Putnam, Redding, [Connecticut]. Move 

ment among the British; orders for protection 
of the Highlands; readiness of his division to 
march. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 179 

1779 Angell, Israel. Warren [Rhode Island]. To [George 

APR. 23 Washington, Middlebrook]. Mutiny of his regi 

ment; requests troops to suppress it. A. L. S. 
1 p. W 

1779 Anonymous. [New York?] To his father. British regi- 

APR. 23 ments under marching orders; gunboats build 

ing. A. L. 2 pp. Enclosed in Maxwell to 
Washington, 1779, Apr. 24. 31, 419 

1779 Bland, Theodorick. Charlottes ville [Virginia]. To [George 

APR. 23 Washington, Middlebrook]. Taking command 

at Charlottesville ; declination of State authority 
to superintend the post; refusal of certain staff 
officers to serve and temporary appointments 
necessary ; feeble state of the garrison ; measures 
for calling out the militia; condition of the Con 
vention troops; Maj. Gen. [William] Phillips 
attitude; detailing of light-dragoons from Eland s 
regiment at Winchester. A. L. S. 5 pp. An 
swered June 29. 31, 385a 

1779 Board of General Officers. Middlebrook. To [George] 

APR. 23 Washington [Middlebrook]. Report on rank 

dispute between Majors [Francis] Mentges, [John] 

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tween Cols. [Walter] Stewart and [Thomas] 
Craig. D. S: Baron de Kalb, W. Smallwood, 
H. Knox, Wm. Woodford. W 

1779 Hand, Edward. Esthertown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 23 Washington [Middlebrook]. Need of ammuni 

tion and flints; lack of commissary preparation 
for the [Indian] expedition; poor quality of axes 
and pack-saddles provided. A. L. S. 1 p. 

31, 383 

1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [William] 

APR. 23 Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Acknowl 

edges letters; removal of Dutch restrictions 
on importation of military stores. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 2, 183 

1779 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Kedding [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 23 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Putting 

troops in readiness to march; British prepara 
tions on Long Island; intention to resign. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 391 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. Morgan 

APR. 24 Connor [Philadelphia]. His dispute of rank 

with Lt. Col. [Adam] Hubley. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 185 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 24 [Nathanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. Journey of 

the French Minister [Conrad Alexandre Gerard 
de Rayneval] to camp; Greene s resignation from 
Quartermaster General Department and com 
mand in the South. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 
In part in Ford, 8, 36, note. P. I, pt. 2, 359 

1779 Elaine, Ephraim. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 24 Edward Hand, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Esti 

mate of provisions wanted at Wyoming and 
quantity purchased and to be delivered at Kelso 
Ferry by May 15. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Hand to Washington, 1779, Apr. 26. 32, 36 

1779 Cortlandt, Philip [Van]. Rochester [New York]. To 

APR. 24 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Report on 

various routes from Kingston to Unaquaga and 

Tioga; party sent against the tories at Popaken. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 31, 407 



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[Cortlandt, Philip Van.] [Rochester, New York]. Memo 
randum of distances from Kingston to Unaquaga 
and Tioga. A. D. 2 pp. Enclosed in preced 
ing entry. 31, 409 

Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George Washing 
ton, Middlebrook]. Attitude of Congress toward 
the Quartermaster Department; demands on the 
Treasury; negligence in preparations; action of 
a committee of Congress on Washington s letter 
respecting wagoners; poor state of the finance 
business; disputes between Congress and Penn 
sylvania; enlistment of wagoners; wagon and 
pack horses; lack of lead and fear of failure of 
the ammunition supply; refusal of Congress to 
accept his resignation; intention of leaving the 
service; Greene s honor; emoluments; condition 
of affairs on Greene s taking office; economy ex 
ercised; Col. [Charles] Pettit s methods. A. L. S. 
8 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2,271. 

31, 403 

Flint, Royal. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash 
ington [Middlebrook]. Transmitting intelligence ; 
subsistence of troops on the Susquehannah expe 
dition. A. L. S. 1 p. 31, 393 

McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 
[George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Need of 
heavy cannon; action of the Massachusetts Coun 
cil respecting cannon in that state; efforts to 
obtain Poor s brigade; need of troops; appear 
ance of an intended movement by the British. 
L. S. 5 pp. 31, 399 

Malcom, W[Uliam]. Minisink [New York]. To [George] 
Washington, Middlebrook. Indian raid on the 
settlement ; forwarding troops [to Easton, Penn 
sylvania]; retention of a guard for stores; Capt. 
[Samuel] Kearsley s company; wish to retire; 
arrangement of officers. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

31, 395 

[Maxwell, William]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 
[George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Haver 
sacks, canteens, etc.; bad quality of salt meat 
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Abraham Van] Buskirk s marauders; Capt. 
[Aaron] Ogden s rank and claims of lower officers. 
A. L. 4 pp. 31, 417 

1779 Pennsylvania, Council. Rejection of petition of Capt. 

APR. 24 [Bartholomew] von Heer. Extract from the 

Minutes. 1 p. Enclosed in von Heer to Wash 
ington, 1781, May 25. 49, 280 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 24 ton [Middlebrook]. Reported intentions of 

Cayugas to sue for peace ; progress of the Onon- 

daga expedition ; foray of war party toward Stone 

Arabia. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 420 

1779 Scott, Charles. Alexandria [Virginia]. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 24 ington [Middlebrook]. Neglect in recruiting and 

clothing matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 415 

1779 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To 

APR- 24 Maj. Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler [Albany]. Com 

position of his force and success of the expedition 
[against Onondaga]. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1779, May 12. 32, 271 

A contemporary copy, 32, 79, enclosed In Schuyler to Washington 
1779, Apr. 27. 

1779 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Fort Schuyler [New York] AC- 

APR. 24 count of the Onondaga expedition: March and 

destruction of the Indian settlement. D. S. 
4 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 
1779, May 12. 32, 272 

A contemporary copy, 32, 81, was enclosed In Schuyler to Washington, 
1779, Apr. 27. 

1779 Anonymous. New York. To [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge? 

APR. 25 Fairfield, Connecticut]. British expedition sup 

posed for Amboy; Gov. [William] Franklin in 
command of the new levies; Cornelius Hatfield s 
threat to hang those who have sworn allegiance 
to both King and Congress; reenforcements ex 
pected from England. A. L. 2 pp. 32, 56 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

APR. 25 Washington [Middlebrook]. Disappointment in 

number of men that will be raised by Massachu 
setts, Rhode Island or Connecticut; requests di 
rections as to disposition of his forces ; ideas rel 
ative to the [Indian] expedition. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

31, 29 



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1779 Hallet, J[onah]. WaUkill [New York]. To Col. [William] 

APR. 25 Malcom [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Resignation. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Spencer to Washing 
ton, 1779, May 3. 32, 151 
1779 Kearsley, Samuel. Minisink [New York]. To [George 
ApR - 25 Washington, Middlebrook]. Resignation. L. S. 

2 pp. 32, 5 
1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To Royal Flint [Raritari, 

ApR - 25 New Jersey]. Spoiling of salted beef. Auto. 

draft signed. 2 pp. B. VIII, pt. 2, 187 

1779 Malcom, Wfilliam]. [En route to Easton, Pennsylvania]. 

ApR - 25 To [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Ar 

rangement of his officers ; petition of the men to 
be drafted into their respective state regiments. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 9 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

ApR - 25 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Actions of 

British in vicinity of King s Bridge; concentrat 
ing troops of Parsons command; removal of 
stores to Fishkill; strength of Poor s brigade; 
need of arms and accoutrements; court-martial 
proceedings submitted for approval; annexation 
of Webb s regiment to Parsons brigade. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 32, 21 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

ApR - 26 edict] Arnold [Philadelphia]. Postponement of 

his court-martial. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. VIII, pt. 2, 189 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

ApR - 26 Ham] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey], 

Complaint of salted provision; dispute of rank. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 191 

1779 Greene, William. Providence [Rhode Island]. To Maj. 

ApR - 26 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Re 

quests Greene s influence to have Glover s bri 
gade retained in the State. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Greene to Washington, 1779, May 6. 

32, 174 

1779 Hand, Edward. Estherton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR - 26 Washington [Middlebrook]. Prospect of obtain 

ing provision supplies on the Susquehannah ex 
pedition; Gov. [Prest. Joseph] Reed s misunder 
standing; John Buchanan s knowledge. L. S. 
2 pp. 32, 31 



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1779 Bayley, Jacob. Charlestown [New Hampshire]. To 

APR. 26 George Washington, Middlebrook. Efforts to 

obtain intelligence from Canada; lack of flour; 
need of money to stock the magazine at Coos; 
money advanced by Col. [Moses] Hazen; flour 
supply; management of the stores. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 32, 51 

1779 Bradford, John. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

APR. 26 dlebrook]. Presenting Washington with cap 

tured wine. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 49 

1779 Flint, Royal. [Raritan, New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

APR. 26 ington, Middlebrook]. Col. [Ephraim] Elaine 

preparing provision magazines on the Susque- 
hannah. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 26 

1779 Ford, Benjamin. Tinton Falls [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 26 Washington, Middlebrook. Attempt of British 

to cut off his party; destruction at Tinton Falls; 
large force at Middletown. A. L. S. 5 pp. 32, 46 
1779 Glover, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

APR. 26 Washington, Middlebrook. Glover s furlough; 

marching orders to his brigade. L. S. 2 pp. 

32, 27 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 26 ton [Middlebrook]. French minister [Conrad Al- 

exandre G6rard de Rayneval] s visit to camp; 
intended resignation; Congress; peace over 
tures and the fisheries; Gov. [Joseph] Reed s 
prejudice against [Maj.] Gen. John Sullivan; 
command for Greene in the South; reported cap 
ture of British ships; South Carolina s feeling 
against Congress. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 2, 279. 32, 40 

1779 Hand, Edward. Estherton [Pennsylvania]. To Gov. 

APR. 26 [Prest.] Joseph Reed [Philadelphia]. Reed s 

misapprehension of Hand s letter; protection of 
the Pennsylvania frontier; posts at Wyoming 
and Muncy. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Hand to Washington, 1779, Apr. 26. 

32,38 

1779 Hazen, Moses. Charlestown [New Hampshire], To 

APR. 26 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. March of 

the regiment from Redding [Connecticut] ; provi 
sion supplies at Coos; prospect of a large crop; 
obtaining supplies from Albany; forage; con- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 991 

cealment of his purpose; prospect for raising 
men; number of troops needed; general ideas 
concerning success of an expedition into Canada. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 32, 25 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 26 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Forward 

ing court-martial proceedings; intelligence from 
Boston; rumor of intended British advance into 
Jersey. A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 53 

[1779] [Maxwell, William.] Memorandum of captures made by 

[APR. 26] Continental ships of war, Ranger, Warren and 

Queen of France. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 32, 55 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Philip John] 

APR. 27 Schuyler [Albany]. Importance of his communi 

cation; route via Fishkill Creek to Oswegatchie; 
importance of this road and necessity of further 
knowledge. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 193 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George 

APR. 27 Washington, Middlebrook]. Visit of the French 

Minister [Conrad Alexandre Gerard de Rayneval] 
to camp ; news of skirmishes [in South Carolina] ; 
tune of French Minister s arrival. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 32, 62 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander. [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 27 William Smallwood, Middlebrook]. Transmit 

ting order of maneuvers to be performed before 
the French Minister [Conrad Alexandre Gerard 
de Rayneval]; practice of same. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 2, 199 

1779 Howe, Robert. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 27 [Middlebrook]. Arrival in Philadelphia. L. S. 

1 p. 32, 58 

1779 McHenry, [James.] [Middlebrook.] To [John] Laurance 

APR. 27 [Middlebrook]. His substitute; leave of absence. 

Auto, draft in 3d person. B. VIII, pt. 2, 203 
1779 Mclntosh, Lachlan. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Wash- 

APR. 27 ington [Middlebrook]. Position of frontier posts; 

raising of ranging companies in Ohio and Monon- 
gahela counties; concentration of troops and 
stores; failure of his march against the Indians 
from lack of provision supplies; reasons govern 
ing the erection of a fort on the Muskingum ; be- 



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lief as to proper scheme to subdue the Indians; 
water carriage above the Wabash; cooperation 
of troops on the Ohio against the Senecas. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 284. 32, 66 
1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 27 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Flat boats 

sent down to Sandy Hook by the British. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 76 

1779 Meade, K[ichard] K[idder]. Middlebrook. To [Lt. Col. 

APR. 27 Benjamin Ford, near Trenton Falls, New Jer 

sey]. His report; opposition to British. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. VII, pt. 2, 201 

1779 Meibom, Justus Christoph de. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. 

APR. 27 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Request 

for passport for [Hessian] officer to go to New 

York to obtain money. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

May 15. 32, 60 

1779 Morehead, Samuel. Fort Hand [Pennsylvania]. To Col. 

APR. 27 [Daniel] Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Unsuccessful 

attack on the fort by Indians. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, 

May 6. 32, 179 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 27 Washington [Middlebrook]. Success of Col. 

[Goose] Van Schaick s expedition against Onon- 
daga; [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton s march and 
the erection of a fort at Sacandoga. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered May 10. 32, 72 

A second L. S. 32, 77. 

1779 [Steuben, Baron] [Middlebrook.] Manoeuvers to be per- 

APR. 27 formed in the presence of the French Minister 

[Conrad Alexandre Gerard de Rayneval]. A. D. 
2 pp. In French. Enclosed in Hamilton to 
SmaUwood, 1779, Apr. 27. B. VIII, pt. 2, 195 
1779 Stewart, Charles. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 27 [Middlebrook]. Returns of stores in the different 

departments; issues at camp; detection of irreg 
ularities; provision returns of issues to staff em 
ployees; necessity of returns from the Commis 
sary of Purchases in order to ascertain a complete 
state of the public stores. L. S. 3 pp. 32, 70 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Ben- 

APR. 28 edict Arnold, Philadelphia]. Reasons for post- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 993 

poning his trial. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 6, 519. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 207 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

APR. 28 ander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Cannon from 

Massachusetts; reenforcement for the High 
lands; embarkation of British at New York; 
enemy in Jersey. Draft. 4 pp. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 209 

1779 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 28 William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Execution of one court-martial sentence and re 
mission of another; permission of a citizen to 
hold an interview on the lines. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 213 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

APR. 28 Putnam, Redding, Connecticut]. Reenforcement 

ordered [to Peekskill]; incursion of enemy into 

Jersey and movement at New York. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 205 

1779 Elaine, Ephraim. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. A return of 

ApR - 28 provisions upon the Susquehannah and in York 

and other counties. Tabular statement. 2 pp. 

Contemporary copy attested by Royal Flint. 

Enclosed in Flint to Washington, 1779, May 5. 

32, 164 

1779 Clare, Thomas. George Creek, Monongahela County 

APR. 28 [Pennsylvania]. To [Capt.] Joseph Skelton [Pitts- 

burg]. Expected attempt of militia to prevent 
provisions being sent to Fort Pitt ; Indian activ 
ity. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Brodhead to Washington, 1779, June 5. 33, 173 

1779 Cortlandt, Philip [Van]. Rochester [New York]. To 

APR - 28 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Start upon 

an expedition against the Indians on the Dela 
ware; Washington s orders and Cortlandt s re 
sulting movements; protection of the frontier. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 91 

1779 Hackenwelder, John. Cooshocking [On the Muskingum]. 

APR - 28 To Col. [Daniel] Brodhead [Pittsburg]. Reported 

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capture of fort on the Miami by Americans; ac 
count of the happening; need of cannon at Fort 
Laurens; rumored intention of slaughter of the 
Delawares; Indian movements. 

May 4. Lack of confidence in the Wyandots; 

tribes in plot to destroy the Delawares; burning 

of Brodhead s last speech by the Shawanoes. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Brod- 

head to Washington, 1779, May 4. 32, 312 

1779 Laurance, John. [Middlebrook.] To Lt. Col. [Alexander] 

APR. 28 Hamilton [Middlebrook]. Enforced absence 

from camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 86 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 28 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. British for 

age to East Chester; enemy s plan of campaign; 
fortification to be erected at Laurel Hill; embar 
kation at New York. L. S. 3 pp. 32, 89 

1779 Scott, Charles. Fredericksburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

APR. 28 Washington [Middlebrook]. Forwarding re 

cruits to camp; want of clothing; delay in re 
cruiting caused by recall of officers. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 32, 93 

1779 Kussell, Nathaniel & Co. Charleston [South Carolina]. 

APR. 28 To Clark & Nightingale [Providence, Rhode Is 

land]. Removal of embargo; price of rice; de 
preciation of money. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1779, May 25. 

33, 43 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Capt. [Samuel] 

APR. 29 Kearsley [Minisink, New York]. His resignation. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 223 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. William 

APR. 29 Malcom [Easton, Pennsylvania]. His retirement; 

dangerous spirit of dissatisfaction among the 

troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 217 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Oliver] 

APR. 29 Spencer [Minisink, New York.] His command 

and existence of spirit of dissatisfaction among 

the troops; stores at Easton. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of James McHenry. 

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1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 29 [John] Sullivan [Millstone, New Jersey], Prepa 

rations for the Indian expedition. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 215 

1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

APR. 29 dlebrook]. Erection of a block-house near Johns 

town; arrangement of the New York Line; 
preparation for the [Indian] expedition; success 
of the Onondaga expedition. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered May 9. 32, 101 
1779 Culper, Samuel. [New York.] To [George] Washington 
APR. 29 [Middlebrook]. Arrival of packet from England; 
spirits of the British; expected reenforcement; 
embarkation at New York. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

32, 103 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 29 ton [Middlebrook]. Employment of [Brig.] Gen. 

[James] Clinton s brigade on left flank of Indian 
country and junction of forces at Tioga; opinion 
respecting same and reasons on which it is based. 
L. S. 7 pp. Answered May 10. 32, 97 

1779 Smith, William Stephens]. [Middlebrook]. To [George] 

APR. 29 Washington [Middlebrook]. His situation and re 

quest to be transferred from Col. [Henry] Jack 
son s regiment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 105 
1779 Sullivan, John. Millstone [New Jersey]. To [George] 
APR. 29 Washington [Middlebrook]. Preparation to start 
[on the Indian expedition]. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 96 
1779 Morgan, George. Philadelphia. To [Royal Flint, Raritan 
APR. 29 New Jersey]. Inability to obtain cash necessary 
to obtain provisions; hope to lay in necessary 
supplies at Pittsburg. Contemporary extract by 
Flint. Enclosed in Flint to Washington, 1779, 
May 10. 32, 242 
1779 Vernon, Frederick. Fort Laurens [On the Tuscarawas.] 
APR. 29 To Col. Daniel Brodhead [Fort Pitt, Pennsylva 
nia]. State of supplies and need of provisions 
and shoes; accounts of small parties of Indians; 
reported capture of a small fort at Chupeeking 
[Ohio ?] by Virginians ; erection of a new fort at 
Detroit. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, May 6. 

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1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Ed- 

Am. 30 ward] Hand [Estherton, Pennsylvania]. Supplies 

for the Indian expedition; pack-saddles; com 
mand of the expedition, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 229 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 30 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 

Deficiencies in arms and accoutrements; con 
tinuance of Webb s regiment at Rhode Island; 
court-martial matters. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 225 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Maj. [Benja- 

APR. 30 min] Tallmadge [Fairfield, Connecticut]. Secret 

service matters and agent [Samuel] C[ulper]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry 
and Washington. B. VIII, pt. 2, 233 

1779 Armand[-Tuffin,] Chfarles]. Return of clothing wanted, 

APR. 30 exclusive of that for the recruits. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. W 

1779 Armand[-Tuffin,] Chfarles]. Return of necessaries want- 

APR. 30 ing. Tabular statements. D. S. 1 p. W 

[1779] Armand[-Tuffin,] Ch[arles]. Return of recruits enlisted in 

[APR. 30] Armand s corps. Tabular list of names. D. S. 

3 pp. W 

1779 Flint, Royal. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 30 ington [Middlebrook]. Adequate supply of flour; 

supply for the Susquehannah expedition. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 32, 107 

1779 [Gates, Horatio.] Providence [Rhode Island]. To [Maj. 

APR. 30 Gen, William Heath, Boston]. Pressing need of 

flour; mutiny of troops. Contemporary extract. 

1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1779, 

May 8. 32, 234 

1779 Hand, Edward. Estherton [Pennsylvania]. To Col. 

APR. 30 C[ornelius] Cox [Estherton ?] Orders to forward 

stores to Sunbury. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 1779, May 

23. 15, 290 

1779 Hull, Willi am . Phillipsburg [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 30 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New York], 

Embarkation of seven British regiments [at New 



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York]. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in McDougall to Washington, 1779, May 1. 

32, 124 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

APR. 30 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Request 

for the retention of masons; supplement to the 
Articles of War; wretched condition of pouches 
and cartridge boxes. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 109 

1779 Spencer, Oliver. Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 30 Washington [Middlebrook]. Movement of stores; 

objection of men of Malcom s regiment to serving 
under Spencer. A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 115 

1779 Spencer, Oliver. Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 30 Washington, Middlebrook. Repair of road to 

Wyoming; clothing needed. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered, May 7. 32, 116 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. [Israel] Putnam, Redding [Connecticut]. Small 

numbers of Poor s brigade; orders for all to join 
their regiments. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 137 

[1779] Brown, John. [Providence?, Rhode Island.] Memoran- 

[APR.] dumof cables and cannon that can be furnished. 

A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to Wash 
ington, 1779, Apr. 24. 31, 401a 
[1779] Davies, William and Robert Hanson Harrison. [Middle- 
[APR.] brook] To [George Washington, Middlebrook]. 
Report of conference with British Commissioners 
to arrange a general exchange ; previous negotia 
tions; defective powers of British Commissioners; 
liquidation of Convention troops expenses; [Lt.] 
Gen. [John] Burgoyne s exchange status; defini 
tive proposals of British; tariff; correspondence 
of Apr. 22 between Davies and Harrison and 
West Hyde and John [Lewis] Andre". Contem 
porary copy by Caleb Gibbs. 32 pp. 

C. C. 28, 1 

[1779] Mercer, John F[rancis]. [Philadelphia.] To George Wash- 

[APR.] ington [Middlebrook]. Resignation. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Apr. 15. 115, 76 

[1779] Prisoners, American. General state of. Tabular state- 
[APR.] ment signed by Joshua Loring. 2 pp. En 

dorsed by Robert Hanson Harrison: "delivered 
by the Enemy at Amboy April 1779" W 



998 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1779] Spain. Court of Madrid. Exposition of motives relative 

[APR.] to England ; the independence of the American 

colonies. Contemporary extract. 3 pp. (In 
French.) Enclosed in La Luzerne to Washing 
ton, 1780, Jan. 23. 35, 155 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 35, 166. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 1 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

His call for money; case of Maj. [Henry] Harnage, 
etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 235 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Conrad Alex- 

MAY l andre] Gerard [de Rayneval, Middlebrook]. Co 

operative measures in event of Comte D Estaing s 
return to the American coast; attempt against 
New York [or Savannah]. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 
7,425. D. I, pt. 1, 127 

Bntler, Richard. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[Middlebrook]. Request for extension of his 
leave of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 122 

1779 Church, Thomas. Schoharie [New York]. Clothing return 

MAY 1 of the 4th Pennsylvania regiment. A. D. S. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. 32, 306 

1779 Flower, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

MAY l [Middlebrook]. His claim to rank in the artillery. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered in letter of May 14 to 
the Board of War. 32, 139 

Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To Col. 
[Jeremiah] Wadsworth [Hartford]. Mutinies for 
want of bread; need of exertion on Wadsworth s 
part. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Flint to Washington, 1779, May 10. 32, 245 
[1779] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [Middlebrook.] Memoran- 

[MAY l] dum of [Lt. Col. Benjamin] Flowers claim to 

rank in the artillery. A. D. 1 p. 32, 141 

1779 Lochrey, Archibald. Hanna s Town [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAY l Col. [Daniel] Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Recapture 

of plunder from the savages ; repulse of Indians 
from Fort Hand; account of damages done by 
Indians. Contemporary copy. 2pp. Enclosed 
in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, May 6. 

32, 181 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 999 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 1 [George] Washington [Middlebrook], Lack of 

supplies for men and horses on east side of the 
Hudson; consumption of forage by unnecessary 
horses; measures taken; docileness of troops; 
hard labor performed ; collection of wheat; con 
struction of bridge over the Croton River; sta 
tions of his troops; applications of officers to 
resign; British forage in Monmouth county; ef 
forts to increase their New Levies. L. S. 6 pp. 

32, 131 

1779 Malcom, W[illiam]. Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

MAY 1 Washington, Middlebrook]. Appreciation of 

Washington s acknowledgment of his services; 
refusal of men of his regiment to serve under Col. 
[Oliver] Spencer; Board of War s responsibility. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 135 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY l [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Execution 

and pardon at Newark. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 138 

1779 Measam, George. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAY l dlebrook]. Execution of orders; forwarding 

shoes and clothing; transportation delay from 

lack of money; shoes and hats from Portsmouth 

[New Hampshire]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 136 

1779 Parr, James. Schoharie [New York]. Clothing return of 

MAY l regiment. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 

32, 305 

1779 Trumbull, Jonathan. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To Maj. 

MAY l Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

The agreement to furnish men; failure of Mas 
sachusetts and New Hampshire to furnish troops 
for Rhode Island s defense; exposed state of 
Connecticut. Contemporary extract by Gates. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1779, 
May 25. 33, 45 

Champion, Henry. Colchester [Connecticut.] To Col. 
[Jeremiah] Wadsworth [Hartford]. Difficulty 
and delay in obtaining money from Philadel 
phia; the beef -supply and impossibility of ob 
taining any without cash. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Flint to Washington, 1779, 
May 10. 32, 244 



1000 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1779 [Hull, William.] [Phillipsburg, New York.] To[Maj.Gen. 

MAY 2 Alexander McDougall, Peekskill, New York]. 

Embarkation preparations and unaccountable 
manceuvers of enemy. Contemporary extract. 
2 pp. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 
1779, May 8. 32, 207 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Kedding [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 2 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. March of 

Huntington s brigade to the Highlands; lack of 
tents, camp utensils, arms, accoutrements, etc.; 
. British fortifying at Laurel Hill; resignations. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 146 

1779 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Hartford. To [Royal Flint, Rari- 

MAY 2 tan, New Jersey], Salt beef needed at camp to 

supply the deficiency of fresh; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Horatio] Gates want of flour. Contemporary 
extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Flint to Washing 
ton, 1779, May 10. 32, 243 
1779 White, Anthony W[alton]. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. 
MAY 2 Certificate of settlement of Capt. George Gray s 
accounts. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Gray to 
Meade, 1779, May 8. 32, 146 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Daniel] 
MAY 3 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Cooperation with the In 
dian expedition; clothing, etc.; State arrange 
ments and captive officers; garrisons, etc. of Forts 
Laurens and Mclntosh; establishment of posts at 
Kittanning and Venango; friendship with the 
Indians ; need of Inspectors and other officers in 
the Western Department; batteaux and boats; 
Col. [Goose] Van Schaick s Indian victory [at On- 
ondoga]. Draft. 7pp. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 243 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Al- 
MAY 3 exander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Troops ordered 
to Easton [Pennsylvania] ; intelligence of British 
embarkation at New York. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 237 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [William] 

MAYS Malcom [Minisink, New York] Suppression of 

the spirit abroad in his late corps. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 

Sparks, 6, 242. B. VIII, pt. 2, 241 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1001 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Oliver] 

MAY 3 Spencer [Minisink, New York]. Mutinous 

spirit of troops; compelling obedience; dissolu 
tion of corps. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 251 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY 3 Washington [Middlebrook]. Feebleness of civil 

authority; necessity of establishing martial-lav; 
killing of a Delaware Indian ; purpose of murder 
ing Delaware Chiefs on their way to Philadelphia; 
migration of inhabitants down the Ohio ; seizure 
of public stores by inhabitants of Monongahela; 
building of boats; recruiting situation; need of 
shoes. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 21. 

32, 153 

1779 Mclntosh, Lachlan. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Wash- 

MAY 3 ington [Middlebrook]. Reasons for holding post at 

Fort Laurens; opinions of officers; difficulty in 
transporting provisions; efforts of Col. [George] 
Morgan and [Archibald] Steele to dissuade people 
from plan of continuing occupation of Fort Lau 
rens; efforts to obtain opinions from Col. [Daniel] 
Brodhead and other officers; former s evasion. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 32, 155 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 3 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Embarka 

tion at New York; fleet s falling down to Sandy 
Hook ; return of all British troops from east end 
of Long Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 157 

1779 Nixon, John. Colla Bargh, near Croton River [New York]. 

MAY 3 To George Washington, Middlebrook. Clothing 

of officers of 4th and 5th Massachusetts regi 
ments. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 13. 32, 158 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 3 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Explaining 

reasons for marching Huntington s brigade to the 

Highlands. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 10. 

32, 147 

1779 Spencer, O[liver], Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAYS Washington [Middlebrook]. Mutiny among men, 

formerly of Malcom s regiment; responsibility 
therefor; determination to subdue the mutin 
ous spirit; selection of paymaster and adjutant. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 7. 32, 149 



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1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 4 [John] Glover [Providence, Rhode Island]. For 

mer orders; inability to protect all parts of the 
country. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 261 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

MAY 4 Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. 

Preparations for the Western expedition and 

general movement of main Army. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 255 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 4 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Intelligence of British embarkation at New 
York; orders for troops to be prepared to march. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James Mc 
Henry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 257 
1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To Major [Jean 
MAY 4 Bernard de] Murnand [Philadelphia ?] Orders 
to repair to Wyoming to proceed on the Western 
expedition. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 263 
Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 
[Henry] Knox [Pluckamin, New Jersey]. Supply 
of deficiencies of arms and accoutrements. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James Mc 
Henry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 259 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions [to 

MAY 4 Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, Millstone, New Jersey]. 

Supplies for the Western expedition; road from 
Easton to Wyoming; general directions for pre 
paring for the expedition against the Indians. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 253 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

MAY 4 [Col.] Jeremiah Wadsworth [Hartford]. Requi 

sitions of Maj. Gen. [John] Sullivan to be honored 
for the supplies for the Western expedition. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 265 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Pittsburg [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY 4 Washington [Middlebrook]. Escort for provi 

sions sending to Fort Laurens; speech of Dela 
ware chief and Wyandot Half-King at Cooshock- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1003 

ing; Col. [Moses] Rawlings whereabouts; efforts 
to obtain information of Indians up the Alle- 
ghany; reported delay of salt provisions at Bed 
ford from want of forage for teams. Recent 
copy. 2 pp. Answered June 23. 32, 311 

1779 Hackenwelder, John to Brodhead. See : id,em 1779, Apr. 28 

MAY 4 

1779 Hinquapooshees. (The Big Cat.) Cooshocking [On the 

MAY 4 Muskingum]. Speech to Machingwe Geeshooch 

(Col. [Daniel] Brodhead) . English at the Wyan- 
dot town preparing to attack Fort Laurens; 
capture of the fort at Chubhicking by the Vir 
ginians; delay in answering Brodhead s speech. 
A. D. of John Hackenwelder. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, May 4. 

32, 315 

Hubbard, N[ehemiah]. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [Brig.] 
Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Con 
necticut]. Lack of money, and things necessaiy 
to be done. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Par 
sons to Washington, 1779, May 6. 32, 192 
1779 [Half -King, Wyandot.] Sandusky [New York]. Speech in 
MAY 4 answer to Col. [Daniel] Brodhead. Forwarding 
his letter to the chiefs in Canada. A. D. of John 
Hackenwelder. 1 p. Enclosed in Brodhead to 
Washington, 1779, May 4. 32, 314 
1779 Waterman, Asa. Providence [Rhode Island]. To Maj. 
MAY 4 Gen. [Horatio] Gates, Providence. Payment 
for ration deficiencies. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Gates to Washington, 1779, May 7. 

32, 199 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge], Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 5 [Jacob] Bayley [Newbury, New Hampshire]. 

Intelligence from Canada. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 277 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Moses] 

MAY 5 Hazen [Coos, New Hampshire]. Economy and 

perplexing the enemy; expenditure of provisions; 
inquiries in Canada. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 279 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 5 [Charles] Scott [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Levies 

to reenforce the Southern Army; need of same; 



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officers, etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison and Alexander Hamil 
ton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 271 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Philip John 
MAY 5 Schuyler, Albany]. Disposition of the Cayugas 
toward peace; removal of troops from Conajo- 
harie; guard at Saratoga, etc. Draft. In hand 
writing of James McHeniy. B. VIII, pt. 2, 267 

1779 Arnold, B[enedict]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 5 ton [Middlebrook]. Postponement of Arnold s 

trial; pretense of the President [Joseph Reed] 
and [Pennsylvania] council; witnesses; malicious 
intent; desire for justice; entreaty for an imme 
diate trial. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 2, 290. 23, 141 

1779 Flint, Royal. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

MAYS ington [Middlebrook]. Provisions collecting at 

Harris Ferry and Middletown; Col. [Ephraim] 
Elaine s intended visit to camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 

32, 163 

1779 Ford, Benjamin. Shrewsbury [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAY 5 Washington, Middlebrook]. Reported sailing of 

British fleet from New York; American loss on 
April 26 [skirmish at Middletown, New Jersey]. 
Recent copy. 2 pp. 32, 161 

[1779] [Gerard de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre.] [Philadelphia.] 

[MAY 5?] To [George Washington, Middlebrook]. His re 

ception at camp. Translation by Alexander 
Hamilton. 1 p. 32, 169 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 5 [George Washington, Middlebrook]. Orders to 

1st [New Jersey] regiment; lack of portman 
teaux for officers and tents; British embarkation 
at New York; transports at [Sandy] Hook. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 6. 32, 166 

[1779] Woodford, William. Middlebrook. List of officers for the 

[MAY 5] three battalions of recruits in Virginia. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Washington to Scott, 1779, 
May 5. B. VIII, pt. 2, 275 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAY 6 Horatio Gates, Providence, Rhode Island]. Case 

of Capt. [Ezra] Lunt. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 283 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1005 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Mddlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 6 [Nathanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. First Jersey 

regiment under marching orders ; need of wagons. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHemy. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 285 

1779 Washington, George. Mddlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

MAY 6 ander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Payment of troops 

ordered to Easton; issue of overalls. Draft 

signed. 2 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 

Henry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 287 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge.] Mddlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 6 [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Pay matters; questions and answers for a spy; 

Col. [Goose] Van Schaick s destruction of Onan- 

daga. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. Extract in Ford, 7, 442. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 289 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Mddlebrook.] Fictitious ques- 

[MAY 6] tions and answers respecting the American Army 

for the use of a spy. Draft. 5 pp. Answers in 

handwriting of James McHenry. Enclosed in 

preceding entry. In Ford 7, 443. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 291 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY 6 Washington [Middlebrook]. Abandonment of 

Fort Laurens; difficulty in keeping it supplied 
with provisions ; proposing an expedition against 
the Mingoes, Muncys and Shawanoes arid Detroit ; 
strength of the Wyandots; constant scouting of 
troops; need of shoes. A. L. S. 4pp. 32,177 

1779 Burrowes, John. Mddletown Point [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 6 [William Alexander, Lord Stirling, Lebanon Val 

ley, New Jersey]. Sailing of a British fleet from 
New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 175 

1779 Conway, John. Crow s Ferry, Near Amboy [New Jersey]. 

MAY 6 To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] Tilghman [Mddlebrook]. 

Sailing of a British fleet from [Sandy] Hook; its 

destination. A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 176 

1779 Deane, James. Oneida [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

MAY 6 John] Schuyler [Saratoga, New York]. Consul 

tation with the Grasshopper as to [Indians] to be 
recommended for commissions ; Cayuga proposal 
for exchange of prisoners. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1779, 
May 21. 32,378 



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Greene, Nathanael. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Wash 
ington [Middlebrook]. Request of Gov. [William] 
Greene for continuance of Glover s brigade in 
Rhode Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 172 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. [Pluckamin, New Jersey.] To [George] 

MAY 6 Washington [Middlebrook]. Desertion of eight 

soldiers; their capture; discovery of aids and 
abettors; example necessary. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

32, 184 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 6 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Remon 

strance of officers of the 1st New Jersey regiment 
to the State Legislature; their threat of resigna 
tion. A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 186 

A copy of the Remonstrance, dated May 17, 1779, Is In C. C. 152, 7, 325. 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 6 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Difficulty 

in obtaining tents; intended movement of Max 
well s brigade. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 188 
1779 Measam, George. Boston. To [George] Washington 
MAY 6 [Middlebrook]. Delay in transporting clothing 
for want of money. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 13. 32, 182 
1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 
MAY 6 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Quarter 
master s responsibility in delaying march of Par 
sons brigade; removal of British from east end 
of Long Island; the fortification at Laurel Hill. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 190 
Rogers, Nicholas. Baltimore. To [George Washington, 
Middlebrook]. Portrait of Mrs. [Martha] Wash 
ington. A. L. S. 3 pp. 32, 170 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 
MAY 7 [Benedict] Arnold [Philadelphia]. Date fixed for 
his trial. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 297 
1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Ben- 
MAY 7 j amin Lincoln, Charleston, ? South Carolina]. In 
troducing Col. [Richard] Parker; the Virginia 
brigade. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

P. I, pt. 2, 371 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAY 7 William Maxwell, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1007 

Remonstrance of the Jersey officers to their legis 
lature; its impropriety, danger, etc. Draft. 3 
pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Ford, 7, 445. B. VIII, pt. 2, 299 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to Col. 

MAY 7 Richard Parker [Middlebrook]. Collecting and 

forwarding the Virginia levies. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 307 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Oliver] 

MAY 7 Spencer [Minisink, New York]. Instructions for 

repairing road to Wyoming; paymaster and other 
matters; Col. [Goose] Van Schaick s success [at 
Onondaga]. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 303 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAY? Washington [Middlebrook]. Lack of bread and 

money; mutiny of troops; pressing need of 

money ; demand of Commissary [Asa] Waterman. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 21. 32, 197 

1779 Greene, Christopher. East Greenwich [Rhode Island]. 

MAY 7 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Ar 

rangement of his regiment; request for Capt. 
[Thomas] Arnold. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
July 30. 32, 203 

1779 Heer, Bartholomew von. Mill Stone [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 7 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Receipt of 

articles desired; refusal of Board of War to com 
mission Baron de Wolfen; replacement of horses 
unfit for service; right of his corps to draw 
articles; request for commissions for his officers; 
need of clothing articles for his regiment. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered May 18. 32, 205 

1779 Putnam, Israel. Redding [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAY 7 Washington [Middlebrook]. Return to duty; 

interpretation of the Assembly as to quota of 
troops to be raised; requests information as to 
his command for the ensuing campaign; forays 
of small parties of the enemy; capture of Brig. 
Gen. [Gold Selleck] Silliman and others; seizure 
of sheep; difficulty of procuring forage. L. S. 
6 pp. Answered May 14. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 293. 32, 193 



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1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

MAY 8 ert] Howe [Philadelphia]. Will be glad to see him 

at camp. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 315 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. Al- 

MAY 8 exander McDougall, West Point]. Approving his 

disposition of troops ; resignations ; regiment or 
dered to Easton; British embarkation at New 
York; fears for the Southern states. Draft. 3pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 317 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAYS John Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Regi 

ment ordered from Peekskill for his reenforce- 
ment; maps, etc. sending by Col. [Charles] Stew 
art. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 311 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 8 [Anthony] Wayne [Philadelphia]. Case of [Lt. 

Robert] Macpherson and [John] Archer; inde 
pendent corps. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. VIII, pt. 2, 321 

1779 Forman, Jonathan. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 8 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Unhappi- 

ness of officers [of 1st New Jersey regiment] 
at Washington s censure; explanation of their 
action; former memorials to the [New Jersey] 
legislature; their sufferings, etc. L. S. in behalf 
of the officers. 3 pp. Answered May 10. 

Memorials, 33 

1779 Gray, G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Lt. Col. Richard Kid- 

MAY 8 der Meade ? Middlebrook]. Resignation. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 32, 145 

1779 Hand, Edward. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To Maj. [JO- 

MAY 8 seph] Prowall [Easton ?] Orders to reenf orce 

Forts Jenkins and Muncy; guarding stores at 
Sunbury, covering the country, etc. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Sullivan to Wash 
ington, 1779, May 23. 15, 289 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAY 8 dlebrook]. Names of Convention officers ; letter 

from [Maj .] Gen. [Horatio] Gates ; flour forwarded 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1009 

to Providence; difficulty in procuring teams; 
impress authority from Council; need of money. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 232 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 8 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Marching 

of the various regiments ; lack of horses for trans 
portation; activity of enemy; intention of cut 
ting a canal from North to Harlem River ; shirts, 
shoes, etc. furnished [1st] New Hampshire regi 
ment; expected arrival of New York levies at 
Fishkill. L. S. 4 pp. 32, 208 

1779 Pennsylvania, Captains. Millstone [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 8 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Memorial: 

Complaint against Capt. Joseph ProwelPs ap 
pointment to a Majority. Contemporary copy of 
an original signed by James Hamilton and thirty- 
seven other captains now in camp. 4 pp. W 

1779 Smith, James. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAYS Washington [Middlebrook]. Petitions settle 

ment of his expense account while in pursuit of 
deserters; refusal of army auditors to pay same. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 225 

1779 Sullivan, John. Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY 8 Washington [Middlebrook]. Temper of Spencer s 

and Malcom s regiments; path from Easton to 
Wyoming; other roads; [Lt] Col. [Eleazer] 
Lindsey s actions; want of ammunition at Wy 
oming; reported Indian knowledge of the intend 
ed Susquehannah expedition. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

32, 230 

Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 
James Clinton [Albany]. The rifle company and 
artillery for the Indian expedition; Col. [Goose] 
Van Schaick s success [at Onondaga]. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 325 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

MAY 9 ratio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Cloth 

ing for Armand s recruits. Draft. 1 p. InTfand- 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 323 

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1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. Goose Van 

MAY 9 Schaick [Albany]. His enterprise against Onan- 

daga. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 329 

1779 Deane, James. Oneida [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [Philip 

MAY 9 John] Schuyler [Saratoga, New York]. Onon- 

daga s professions of friendship; disaffected in 
habitants west of Kattskill supplying the Indians 
with provisions and ammunition. Contempo 
rary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1779, May 21. 32, 380 

1779 Knox, Henry. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 9 Washington [Middlebrook]. Case of George 

Baker, under sentence of death. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

32, 236 

McHenry, J[ames]. Middlebrook. To the Pennsylvania 
field officers in camp. Directions to settle rank 
dispute between Capts. [Walter] Finney and 
[Joseph] McClellan. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 331 

1779 Morgan, George. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAY 9 Washington, Middlebrook]. Audience with Del 

aware Chiefs. Contemporary copy by James 
McHenry. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 335 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Daniel] 

MAY 10 Brodhead [Fort Pitt.] Continuance of the posts 

at Fort Laurens and minor places; advantage of 
patrolling parties in covering the country; scar 
city of provisions ; money for the recruiting serv 
ice; friendship with the Delawares; economy. 
Draft. 7 pp. In handwriting of James Mc 
Henry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 341 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Capt. Donald 

MAY 10 Campbell, Charlottesville ? Virginia]. Transmit 

ting specie value of articles seized by [Capt. 
Henry?] Conway. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. E. 229 

[1779] Washington,] G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

[MAY 10] [William] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

The New Jersey officers persistence in principles 

of their memorial ; the dangerous doctrine of low 

pay for soldiers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1011 

of Alexander Hamiliton and Richard Kidder 
Meade. In Ford, 7, 448, note. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 339 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To [Philip John] 

MAY 10 Schuyler [Albany]. Obligations to Schuyler; the 

success against Onondagua and disposition of 

prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 333 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Philip John] 

MAY 10 Schuyler [Albany]. Exploration and importance 

of route from Wood Creek to Oswegatchie. Auto. 

draft signed. 2 pp. B. VIII, pt. 2, 337 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Col. [Otho Hol- 

MAYl land] Williams, Lt. Cols [Peter] Adams and 

[Thomas] Woolford and Majors [John] Steward 
and [John Eager] Howard [Middlebrook]. Ar 
rangement of the Maryland line and rank of 
Capts. [Edward] Oldham and [John] Ghishline. 
[Ghiselin] Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 403 

1779 Bois, [Pierre Francois] de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

MAY 10 Washington [Middlebrook]. Grant of his leave of 

absence to return to France; regret at leaving the 

service. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 235 

1779 Flint, Royal. Raritan [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 10 ington [Middlebrook]. Transmitting papers ex 

planatory of deficiency of provisions; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Horatio] Gates complaint; want of money to 
provide transportation facilities. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

32, 240 

1779 Forrest, Thomas. Philadelphia To [George] Washington, 

MAYl Middlebrook. Claim to promotion. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered May 16. 32, 252 

1779 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. [Middlebrook.] To [Lt.] Col. [Robert 

MAYl Hanson] Harrison [Middlebrook]. Dispute of 

rank between Maj. [John] Lee and Lt. Col. [John] 
Allison; requests a board of officers to settle it. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Harrison: "ansd. 
by a Genl. order" [May 11]. W 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAT 10 ton [Middlebrook]. Lt. [Thomas] McClelan s jour 

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Canada; no movement of troops; [Joseph] 
Brant and Sir John Johnson. L. S. 3 pp. 

32, 274 

1779 Stewart, Walter. [Middlebrook.] To [Lt.] Col. [Robert 

MAY 10 Hanson] Harrison [Middlebrook]. Recommend 

ing William Murran for an ensigncy in Stewart s 
regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 11. 

32, 255 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Valley of Lebanon 

MAY 10 [New Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Middle- 

brook]. Necessity of his presence in Trenton; 
effect of memorial of New Jersey officers upon 
the Legislature; withdrawal of the memorial; 
resolves passed; slowness of legislature in adopt 
ing recruiting measures. A. L. S. 3 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 297. 32, 370 

1779 Tucker, Joseph. Cherry Valley [New York]. Return of 

MAY 10 clothing wanting in the Sixth Massachusetts 

regiment. A. D. S. Tabular statement. 1 p. 

32, 304 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. General orders for 

MAY 11 the Virginia field officers in camp to settle claims 

of John Allison and John Lee to a Lieutenant- 
colonelcy in one of the Virginia State Regiments. 
Extract attested by Alexander Scammell. 1 p. 

W 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook To [Maj. James Parr, 

MAY 11 Middlebrook ?] His presence with the rifle com 

panies. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 359 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 11 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecti 

cut]. Troops for the Highland posts; readiness 
to move; deficiency in arms, etc; resignations. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 351 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. [Walter] 

MAY 11 Stewart [Pennsylvania]. His request in favor 

of [William] Murran. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 357 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 11 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Troops 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1013 

ordered to his reenforcement ; anxiety for com 
mencement of the expedition. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. B. VIII, pt. 2, 349 
1779 Bntler, William. Mill Stone [New Jersey]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 11 [John] Sullivan, Mil Stone. Request for Chap 

lain [David] Jones to accompany his regiment. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washing 
ton, 1779, May 15. 32, 324 
1779 Clinton, James. Albany. Return of clothing wanting by 
MAY n troops in Northern Department. Tabular state 
ment. D. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Robert Han 
son Harrison with memorandum of number of 
blankets, shirts, overalls, etc. issued to the differ 
ent regiments. Enclosed in Clinton to Washing 
ton, 1779, May 13. 32, 303 
1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. To Brig. Gen. [Peter] Muhlen- 
MAY n burg [Middlebrook]. Case of Lt. John Marston. 
Draft. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 2, 355 
Washington, George. Middlebrook. To the Delaware 
Chiefs [Middlebrook]. Peace and friendship. 
Contemporary copy by Caleb Gibbs. 5 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 339 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 12 [Henry] Knox [Pluckamin, New Jersey]. Rank 

in Col. [Thomas] Procter s artillery and Col. 
[Benjamin] Flower s claim; march of the corps 
from Philadelphia; cannon from Massachusetts 
for the Highlands. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 369 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

M AY 12 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Ordering 

New York levies to Albany ; resignations. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt 2, 361 

[Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig-] Gen. 
[Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 
Orders for movement of his brigade. Draft. 1 
p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 363 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 12 [Charles] Scott [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Collec 

tion and forwarding of recruits. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 371 



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1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 12 [William] Smallwood [Middlebrook]. Resigna 

tion of officers; discouragement of the habit. 
Draft. 3pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 365 

1779 Captain Bawbee and other Wyandot chiefs. Detroit. To 

MAY 12 Col. [Daniel] Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Intention to 

come to Fort Pitt. Contemporary copy. On 
same document with Hinquapooshees to Brod 
head, 1779, May 29. 33, 175 
[1779] [Culper, Samuel.] [New York] To [George Washington, 
[MAY 12] Middlebrook]. Positions of British regiments in 
and about New York; troops sent to the South; 
fleet gone to Georgia. A. L. 2 pp. 32, 259 

1779 Hand, Edward. Wyoming [Pennsylvania], To [George] 

MAY 12 Washington [Middlebrook]. Mending of shoes; 

Capt. [John Paul] Schott s corps uneasiness; 
march of party of Maj. [Joseph] Pro well s regi 
ment to camp; Hand s claim to rank. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 32, 261 

1779 Johnson, Thomas. Annapolis [Maryland]. To Col. Henry 

MAY 12 Hollingsworth [Head of Elk, Maryland]. Pres 

ence of a British fleet in the Chesapeake. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Parker to Wash 
ington, 1779, May 13. 32, 299 
1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 
MAY 12 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. March of 
the troops; movements of British officers; 
enemy s Southern expedition; expectation of re- 
enforcements from England ; British plundering 
party in Bergen. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 14. 32, 263 
1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 
MAY 12 ton [Middlebrook]. Transmitting duplicate of 
letter containing particulars of the Onondaga ex 
pedition ; reported alarm of the Cayugas ; inter 
views with Oneidas and Tuscaroras. L. S. 4 pp. 

32, 267 

1779 Scott, Charles. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAY 12 Washington [Middlebrook]. Arrival of enemy in 

Virginia; loss at Portsmouth; stores at Suffolk, 
Smithfield and elsewhere; employment of the 
new levies to protect same. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered May 25. 32, 264 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1015 

1779 Sullivan, John. Mill Stone [New Jersey]. To [George! 

MAY 12 Washington [Middlebrook]. Need of clothing for 

Cortlandt s and Spencer s regiments; troops to 
rendezvous at Easton on May 20; fuzees for offi 
cers. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 265 
1779 Whiting, Daniel. Fort Alden, Cherry Valley [New York]. 
MAY 12 To George Washington [Middlebrook] Seizure of 
tories and their release by the civil powers; ar 
rest of officers by disaffected; silence of [Brig.] 
Gen. [James] Clinton in the matter; request for 
transfer of his men. L. S. 1 p. 32, 281 
Washington, George. Middlebrook. An account of the 
various routes into the country of the Six Na 
tions; topography, distances, etc. A.D. 2pp. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Brig. Gen. 

MAY 13 Henry Knox, Pluckamin, New Jersey]. Death 

sentence of a soldier [George Baker]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 379 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

MAY 13 Nixon [Highlands]. Discrimination in issuing 

supplies to officers; resignation of Lt. Gideon 
Hooker. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 375 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 13 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Order 

ing troops to him; caution against useless con 
sumption of provisions. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 373 

1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George Washington, Mid- 

MAY 13 dlebrook]. Arrangement of the New York Line ; 

clothing wanting in the Northern Department; 
need of ammunition; enlistments for the war; 
dispute of rank between Cols. [Lewis] Duboys 
and [Peter] Gansevoort; brigade inspectors; re 
quests instructions regarding British and Indian 
prisoners; Indian raid at German Flats. L. S. 
4 pp. 32, 301 

1779 Connor, Morgan. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAY 13 Middlebrook]. Lt. Col. [Adam] Hubley s claim 

[to rank] ; recovery of his health. Recent copy. 

1 p. 32, 294 

1779 Ford, Benjamin. Shrewsbury [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 13 Washington, Middlebrook. Report of the situa- 



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tion in North Carolina ; British fleet supposed for 
the West Indies; reported arrival of a fleet at 
New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 292 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 13 Washington [Middlebrook]. [Lt.] Col. [Benjamin] 

Flower s claim to rank; his ability; [Capt. Isaac] 
Coren s company; disputes of rank in Procter s 
artillery; Maj. [Thomas] Forrest s claim to rank; 
regimental standards; issuing of partial supplies 
of stores to regiments; obtaining heavy cannon 
from Boston for the Highlands. L. S. 6 pp. 

33, 6 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 13 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Col. [Jo 

seph] Cilley s regiment s march for Easton [Penn 
sylvania] ; spy sent down to British lines with a 
flag. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 23. 32, 295 
1779 Parker, Richard. Head of Elk [Maryland]. To [George] 

MAY 13 Washington [Middlebrook]. British ships in the 

Chesapeake ; fears for officers en route to Virginia. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 297 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAY 14 Horatio Gates, Providence, Rhode Island]. In 

adequacy of the present force of Army; impor 
tance of North River and the mam Army ; troops 
sent to the south. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 385 
Washington,] G[eorge], Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 
Alexander McDougall, West Point]. Payment 
and clothing for troops ordered to Easton [Penn 
sylvania], Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 389 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 14 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Rais 

ing of Connecticut levies; inability to guard and 
protect every part of the country; dependence 
upon militia. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. In part in Ford, 7, 422, note. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 381 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 14 liam] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Movement of troops. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 393 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1017 

Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Goose] 
V[an] Schaick [Fort Schuyler , New York] . Trans 
mitting thanks of Congress on the Onondaga ex 
pedition. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 395 

1779 Arnold, Benedict]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

ton [Middlebrook]. Time fixed for his court- 
martial; persecution by individuals; resentment. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 6, 523. 32, 308 

Hamilton, Alexander. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 
Lachlan Mclntosh, Fort Pitt]. Inconvenience 
in convening a court-martial on his charges 
against Col. [George] Morgan. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 2, 391 

1779 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 14 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Slanders of 

his conduct; Col. George Morgan s actions; re 
quests court of inquiry. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 321 
1779 Mclntosh, Lachlan. Middlebrook. To [Lt.] Col. [Alex- 

MAY 14 ander] Hamilton [Middlebrook]. Investigation 

of Col. [George] Morgan s and Mclntosh s con 
duct and the affairs of the Western Department ; 
evidences desired. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 319 

1779 Maxwell, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 14 [George] Washington, Middlebrook. Assembling 

of the Jersey militia. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 316 
1779] Morgan, George. Memorandum of his conduct in the 

[MAY 14?] Western Department. Contemporary copy by 

Richard Kidder Meade. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 353 

1779 Suencer, Oliver. Brinkers Mills [near Pocono, Pennsyl- 

MAY 14 vania]. To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. 

Sending Sergt. De Long for his knowledge .of the 
Indian country; repair of road to Wyoming; 
lack of tools. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 307 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAY 15 Benedict Arnold, Philadelphia]. Postponement 

of his trial; Washington s situation. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Sparks, 6, 524. B. VIII, pt. 2, 407 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 15 liam] Heath [Boston] Cannon for the Highlands. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James Mc 
Henry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 397 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Justus 

MAY 15 Christoph de Meibom [Be thlehem, Pennsylvania]. 

Refusing request to allow [Hessian] officer to go 

into New York; transmission of letters. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. E. 231 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. John 

MAY 15 Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Usefulness of 

Dr. [James] Jones. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 405 

1779 Irvine, William. Philadelphia. To the President of Con- 

MAY 15 gress [Philadelphia]. Claim to rank. Contem 

porary copy. 1 p. Endorsed by Robert Han 
son Harrison: "In Letter from Bd. of War May 
17 referred to Board of Genl. Offrs 4 July 
1780". W 

The Board of War letter Is also in Washington Miscellaneous. 

1779 Sullivan, John. Mil Stone [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 15 Washington [Middlebrook]. [Lt.] Col. [William] 

Butler s request for Chaplain [David] Jones to 
accompany him on the Indian expedition. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 323 

1779 Virginia, House of Delegates. Resolution recommending 

MAY 15 to Brig. Gen. [Charles] Scott the calling of part 

of Bland s dragoons from Charlottesville. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Scott to 
Washington, 1779, May 18. 33, 76 

1779 Weare, Meshech. Exeter [New Hampshire]. To Maj. 

MAY 15 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

The agreement to furnish troops for the defense 
of Rhode Island; General Assembly s vote to 
raise 600 men for the war; scarcity of money 
and other difficulties. Contemporary copy. 2 
pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1779, 
May 25. 33, 47 

Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. [Thomas] 
Forrest [Philadelphia]. Practice of promotion 
and rank in the artillery. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 409 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To John Laurance 

MAY 16 [New York state]. Orders to return to Army in 

time for trial of [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James Mc 
Henry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 411 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1019 

1779 Copp, John. Fort Stanwix [New York]. To [George] 

MAY 16 Washington [Middlebrook]. Complaint of being 

superseded in rank. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed 
by Robert Hanson Harrison with note of expla 
nation sent him. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1779 Deane, James. Oneida [New York]. To Col. [Goose] Van 

MAY 16 Schaick [Fort Schuyler, New York]. [Lt.] Col. 

[John] Butler s knowledge of the intended expe 
dition against the Indians; forces sent against it. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuy 
ler to Washington, 1779, May 21. 32, 382 

1779 Sheldon, Elisha. Durham [Connecticut]. Certificate of 

MAY 16 settlement of Capt. Josiah Stoddard s accounts. 

A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Stoddard to Washing 
ton, 1779, May 24. 33, 29 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Capt. Barthol- 

MAY 17 omew von Heer, Middlebrook]. His request to 

assign his corps to a state; clothing for his 

troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 419 

1779 Clark, Tfhomas]. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 17 Washington, Middlebrook. Failure of British at 

tempt to surprise him. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 331 

Scull, Peter. [Philadelphia.] To Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. 
Clair [Philadelphia]. Maj. Joseph Pro well s pro 
motion. Contemporary copy by Scull. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Bowen and Bartholomew to Wash 
ington, 1779, May 25. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Col. Thomas 

MAY [18] Clark, Paramus, New Jersey]. Forwarding intel 

ligence of enemy at New Bridge. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 413 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Conrad Alex- 

MAY 18 andre] Gerard [de Rayneval, Philadelphia]. His 

claim to attention. Draft signed. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 6, 
259. P. I, pt. 2, 385 

[1779] [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Lt.] Col. Udny 

[MAY 18] Hay, Fishkill. Wagons for forwarding clothing. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 417 



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1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To George Measam 

MAY 18 or James Geary, Fishkill. Calling for immediate 

delivery of shirts and shoes. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 423 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Don Juan de 

MAY 18 Miralles, Philadelphia. Transmitting letter for 

the Governor of Havana [Don Diego Jose" de Na- 
varro]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. P. I, pt. 2, 391 
1779 Allan, J[ohn]. Machias [Massachusetts]. To Maj. Gen. 
MAY 18 [William] Heath, Boston. Indian matters; de 
lays in supplies ; intelligence of British intentions ; 
effect on the people; intelligence from Nova 
Scotia. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 353 
1779 Arnold, Bfenedict]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 
MAY 18 ton [Middlebrook]. Belief in Washington s jus 
tice; the charges against him; production of 
evidences [by the State of Pennsylvania]; date of 
the trial; Washington s impartiality. A. L. S. 
3 pp. In Sparks, 6, 525. 32, 338 
1779 Brooks, D[avid]. [Middlebrook.] To Dr. [James] McHenry 
MAY 18 [Middlebrook]. Overalls and shoes in store ; linen 
purchased in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. 

32, 342 

1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAYIS dlebrook]. Delay in receiving Washington s des 

patches. L. S. 2 pp. 32, 358 

A second L. S. is in 32, 362. 

1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [John] Mitchell, Newburgh 

MAY 18 [New York]. Inquiry after Washington s de 

layed despatches entrusted to his care. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Clinton to Washington, 1779, 
May 18. 32, 360 

1779 lee, Henry [jr], Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAY 18 Washington, Middlebrook]. Annexation of Capt. 

[Allen] McLane s company to his corps; suggests 
mounting a detail from Maj. [Caleb] Gibbs corps 
for duty at Headquarters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

32, 341 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 18 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Pretentions 

of the [Massachusetts] officers ; raids of enemy in 

vicinity of Tappan; requests directions. L. S., 

2 pp. Answered May 23. <32,..345J 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1021 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. 

MAY 18 H[olt] Richeson [Virginia?] His resignation. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. VIII, pt. 2, 415 
1779 Prebble, John. Machias [Massachusetts]. Intelligence 

MAY 18 from Penobscot : Message from the Canadian In 

dians; warning against the [Machias] Indians 
siding with Americans ; Indian force in Canada. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Allan to Heath, 1779, May 18. 

32, 355 

1779 Scott, Charles. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAY 18 Washington, Middlebrook. Delay in marching 

recruits to the Southward from want of clothing; 
further trouble and confusion from arrival of 
enemy in Virginia; burning of Suffolk; unpro 
tected condition of the country; strength of the 
enemy; Scott s call for Eland s regiment; lack 
of officers; request for Lt. William Kelley. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 32, 351 

1779 Scott, William. Easton [Pennsylvania]. Return of camp 

MAY 18 equipage and clothing wanting in the 1st New 

Hampshire Regiment. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 1779, 
May 18. 32, 336 

1779 Starr, John. Machias [Massachusetts]. To Col. John 

MAY 18 Allan [Machias]. Report of his mission to Nova 

Scotia; distribution of Comte D Estaing s procla 
mation and [Jean] Holker s letter among the 
French and Indians ; British force in Nova Scotia ; 
strength of Halifax ; attachment of Acadians to 
American cause ; feeling among the Indians ; sup- 
lies; administration of justice. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Allan to Heath, 1779, 
May 18. 32, 356 

1779 Sullivan, John. Hickory Tavern [Easton, Pennsylvania]. 

MAY 18 To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Diffi 

culties; need of tents for the 1st New Hampshire 
regiment; forage. A. L. S. 1 p. 32, 335 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAY 18 [Middlebrook]. Conviction of Washington s ob 

jections to his proposed plan [of raising an inde 
pendent corps] ; provision secured from the Legis 
lature for officers and men of the Pennsylvania 
Line; readiness to join the Army. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 32, 347 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To Cols. [Chris- 

MAY 19 tian] Febiger, [William] Davies and [John] Green; 

Lt. Cols. [Burges] Ball and [Thomas] Gaskins 
and Majors [Samuel Jordan] Cabell, [Thomas] 
Posey and [David] Stephenson [Middlebrook]. 
Report on rank of Lt. Col. John [William ?] Alli 
son and [Maj.] John Lee. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 431 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

MAY 19 thanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. [Maj.] Gen. 

[John] Sullivan s difficulties from want of wagons, 
tents and other articles. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 429 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 19 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Over 

alls and shirts for New Hampshire troops; re 
turns and economy. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 425 

1779 Hubley, Adam. Millstone [New Jersey], To [George] 

MAY 19 Washington [Middlebrook]. Claim to promotion 

as Colonel; Lt. Col. [Morgan] Connor s preten 
sions. A. L. S. 3 pp. W 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Theodo- 
MAY 20 rick] Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Resolve 
of Congress for his guidance. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 463 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Genls. 

MAY 20 Nathanael Greene and Baron de Kalb, and Brig 

adiers Henry Knox and William Woodford, Mid 
dlebrook]. Arrangement of the Maryland line; 
cases for their further consideration. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 437 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Certificate of serv- 

MAY 20 ice of Col. Henry B[eekman] Livingston. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 441 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook To [Maj.] Gen. [Al- 

MAY 20 exander] McDougall [West Point]. New court- 

martial for trial of an officer implicated in the 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1023 

Springfield [laboratory] matter [Maj. Joseph 
Eayres?]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 443 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 20 [Israel] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Case of 

Maj. Ayres [Joseph Eayres?]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 433 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. John 

MAY 20 Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. March of 

troops. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 435 

1779 Board of War, [Philadelphia.] To Maj. Gen. [John] Sulli- 

MAY 20 van [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Disappointment in 

obtaining wagons; application to Supreme Ex 
ecutive Council. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Sullivan to Washington, 1779, May 
23. 15, 290 

1779 Hand, Edward. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 20 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Ina 

bility to send ammunition for want of guard; 
small numbers at Wyoming; forwarding stores; 
new road over the mountain; guides to Che- 
mung. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Sullivan to Washington, 1779, May 23. 15, 292 

1779 Forrest, Thomas. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [John] Sul- 

MAY20 livan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Need of wagons to 

move stores. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Sullivan to Washington, 1779, May 23. 

15, 293 

1779 Reed, Joseph. Philadelphia. To Captains of the Pennsyl- 

MAY 20 vania Line [Morristown, New Jersey]. Facts re 

specting the promotion of Maj. [Joseph] Prowell. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Addressed to Capts. [William ?] 
Alexander, [Joseph] McClellan, [George] Tudor 
and others. Enclosed in Bowen and Bartholo 
mew to Washington, 1779, May 25. W 

1779] Robillard, James. Providence [Rhode Island]. Examina- 

[MAY 20] tion of by Horatio Gates : Raiding cruise of the 

English ; enemy s strength at New York ; strength 

of fleet. A. D. of Gates. 2pp. Enclosed in Gates 

to Washington, 1779, May 25. 33, 49 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Daniel] 

MAY 21 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Selling of liquor to sol 

diers by inhabitants ; murder of a Delaware In 
dian and punishment of criminal; evacuation of 
Fort Laurens; shoes; emmigration of inhab 
itants from Pittsburg ; seizure of provisions ; ex 
tent of Brodhead s command. Draft. 5 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 457 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

MAY 21 ratio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. His ap 

plication and scarcity of money; dangerous 
spirit among his troops; scarcity of supplies; 
ration deficiencies and their money value; Brit 
ish in Virginia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 449 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Col.] George 

MAY 21 Morgan Philadelphia. Report of design formed 

against the [Delaware] Indians under Morgan s 
care. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of James Mc 
Henry. W 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Philip John] 

MAY 21 Schuyler [Albany]. Lt. [John] McClellan s ac 

count; his notes regarding the River Scull; ques 
tions to be answered ; the captive Oneidas. Auto, 
draft signed. 4 pp. B. VIII, pt. 2, 445 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Israel] 

MAY 21 Shreve [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Passport 

for a lady to go to Maryland; dates of commis 
sion of Lts. [Abraham] Appleton and [John] 
Peck. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 455 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Genls 

MAY 21 [William] Smallwood and [Mordecai] Gist; Col. 

[Otho Holland] Williams; Lt. Col. [Peter] 
Adams and [Thomas] Woolford and Majors [John] 
Steward and [John Eager] Howard [Middlebrook]. 
Arrangement of the Maryland line ; regimenting 
same. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 451 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. [Wil- 

MAY21 Ham] Washington [Fredericksburg, Maryland]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1025 

Orders to join the Southern Army. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 465 

[1779] Hairbauch, John Zeman and George Kizlebauch. [Provi- 

MAY21 dence, Rhode Island]. Examination of by 

Horatio Gates : Positions of regiments on Rhode 
Island ; ration issued ; strength of the regiments. 
A. D. of Gates. 1 p. Enclosed in Gates to 
Washington, 1779, May 25. 33, 50 

Hunter, Elijah. New York. To [George Washington, 
Middlebrook]. Talks with Gov. [William] Tryon, 
[Sir Henry] Clinton and British officers ; intentions 
against the Highlands; positions of troops at 
north end of York Island; designs against 
South Carolina and Georgia; arrival of Cork 
fleet; British trust in Hunter; requests in 
formation regarding American Army. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 32, 372 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

MAY 21 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Forward 

ing Washington s letters; instructions to explore 
the country from Wood Creek to Oswegatchie; 
British post at Oswegatchie; the river [St. Law 
rence] ; rough country between Fort Edward and 
Oswegatchie; intelligence from Canada; fortify 
ing at the Sorel and other places ; apprehension 
of disaffected back of Kattskill; reported move 
ment of [Lt. Col. John] Butler with Indians. 
A. L. S. 5 pp. Answered June 9. 32, 374 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. J[ames] 

MAY 22 Clinton [Albany]. Clothing, ammunition and 

bounties; rank dispute between Col. [Philip] 
[Van] Cortlandt, [Peter] Gansevoort and [Lewis] 
Duboys; prisoners, etc. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 467 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To George Measam 

MAY22 or James Geary [Fishkill]. Requisitions for 

shirts and shoes; preference to [Brig] Gen. 

[James] Clinton s troops. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 471 

1779 Anonymous. New York. To Fred Kisselman, Philadel- 

phia. His health. 
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[Kerr, Bezaleel.] To his wife. Prizes brought into New 
York; Indians have taken up the hatchet; end 
of the war ; personal matters. A. L. 2pp. En 
closed in Shreve to Washington, 1779, May 26. 

33, 63 

Kerr letter written in invisible Ink after the anonymous note, Shreve 
brought it into view by baking. 

1779 Hinquapooshes. (The Big Cat.) Cooshocking [On the 

MAY 22 Muskingum]. Speech to Col. [Daniel] Brodhead, 

Fort Pitt. Messages and letters from the Dela- 
wares on the Wabash; capture of letters by 
Wyondouchala ; their contents; peace with the 
Virginians; Captain Pipe s desire for peace. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Brod 
head to Washington, 1779, May 29. 33, 104 
1779 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 
MAT22 ton [Middlebrook]. Thanks for attention shown; 
sends a few trifles for Washington s use. A. L. S. 
3 pp. (In Spanish). Answered July 11. 

32, 394 

Contemporary translation, 32, 384. 

1779 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. List of articles sent to 

MAY 22 [George] Washington. A. D. S. (In Spanish). 

1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 32, 398 

Contemporary translation, 32, 383. 

[1779] Ratton, . South Amboy [New Jersey]. Intelligence: 

[MAY 22] Sailing of a British fleet for the Chesapeake; 

movement of troops on Long Island; prepara 
tions of Refugees for marauding expeditions. 
A. D. 2pp. Endorsed by Washington : "May 
22d from Mr. Ratton So. Amboy recomd. by 
Colo. Moylan." 115,49 

1779 Ross, G . New York. To Aneas Urquhart, Phila- 

MAY22 delphia. Personal, miscellany. 

Kerr, Bezaleel. To Urquhart. Personal matters; loss of 
Pondicherry; advises Urquhart to come to New 
York; all letters should be toasted. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Shreve to Washington, 1779, 
May 26. 33, 62 

Kerr letter written In invisible ink between the lines of Ross note 
Shreve brought it into view by baking. 

1779 Schaick, G[oose] V[an] Fort Schuyler [New York]. To 

MAY 22 Brig. Gen. James Clinton [Albany]. Report of 

a scout from Oswego; Sir John Johnson s regi 
ment expected at Buck Island; force on the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1027 

Island; inability to reward Indians for capturing 
prisoners. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Clinton to Washington, 1779, May 28. 

33, 13 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To[Maj.Gen.Alexan- 

MAY 23 der McDougall, West Point]. Clothing matters ; 

hunting shirts, shoes, etc. for troops on the West 
ern Expedition. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 473 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [George] Mea- 

MAY 23 sam [Fishkill]. Hunting shirts and shoes ordered 

to Easton [Pennsylvania]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 477 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAY 23 John Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Fusees 

for officers; Gov. [George] Clinton s proposal for 
an expedition against the Esopus Indians; co 
operation. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 479 
1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAY23 dlebrook]. Delay caused by Washington s letters 

being sent to [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] Schuyler; 
light three pounders for the [Indian] expedition; 
eight-inch mortar from Saratoga; British officers 
on parole. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 2. 

33,4 

1779 [Colt, Peter.] [Wethersfield, Connecticut.] To [Ma]. Gen. 

MAY 23 Horatio Gates, Providence]. Supply of rice and 

scarcity of flour. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1779, Mar. 30. 

33, 122 

[1779] [Hunter, Elijah.] [Peekskill, New York.] Intelligence 

[MAY 23] brought from New York; British designs against 

the Southern States; their interest in the High 
land posts. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. En 
closed in following entry. 33, 19 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

[George] Washington [Middlebrook]. British 
conduct; prospect of an attempt against the 
Highlands; enemy s move from King s Bridge; 
anxiety for detachment on the lines. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered May 17. 33, 17 



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1779 Shreve, I[srael]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 23 Washington [Middlebrook]. Reported prepara 

tion of the enemy for a movement; tents; lack 
of wagoners. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 15 

1779 Sullivan, John. Easton [Pennsylvania], To [George] 

MAY 23 Washington [Morristown]. Need of troops at 

Wyoming; measures taken to forward stores; 
need of wagons and probable delay. A. L. S. 
1 p. 15, 288 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 24 J[ames] Clinton [Albany]. Orders to place him 

self under the command of Maj. Gen. [John] 
Sullivan. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. B. VIII, pt. 2, 493 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj . Gen. Alex- 
MAY 24 ander McDougall, West Point]. Preparations of 
enemy; orders looking to defense of the High 
lands. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 491 
Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 
Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Preparations of 
enemy; orders for reenforcing the Highlands. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. VIII, pt. 2, 485 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [Israel] 
MAY 24 Shreve [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Warns 
against surprise; preparations; watchfulness of 
enemy s movements. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. VIII, pt. 2, 495 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. 
MAY 24 John Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. His sup 
plies of clothing and shoes; intelligence from 
Canada. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. VIII, pt. 2, 489 
1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. John 
MAY 24 Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Need of wag 
ons ; celerity of movement ; powder, etc. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. VIII, pt. 2, 489 

1779 Elaine, Ephraim. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 24 [John] Sullivan [Easton]. Lack of boats to trans 

port stores to Wyoming ; supplies on hand ; need 
of guards; general measures taken. 2 pp. En 
closed in Sullivan to Washington, 1779, May 31. 

33, 130 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1029 

1779 De lancey, Margaret. [Philadelphia?] To [George] Wash- 

MAY 24 ington [Middlebrook]. Requesting permission to 

go to New York to obtain her clothing and nec 
essaries. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 23 
1779 Ford, Benjamin. Shrewesbury [New Jersey]. To George 
MAY 21 Washington, Middlebrook. Sailing of a British 
fleet from New York; seizure of tory goods and 
disposition of same; sending of a spy into New 
York; arrival of British provision ships. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 33, 25 
[1779] [Ford, Benjamin.] [Shrewesbury, New Jersey]. Invoice 
[MAY 24] of goods taken with James Mount and George 
Allen from New York. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed 
in preceding entry. 33, 26 
1779 Harnage, Henry. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To 
MAY 24 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Apprecia 
tion of Washington s attention; his exchange. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 11. 33, 21 
1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. [Morristown, New 
MAY 24 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. 
Slowness of the State Legislature; ideas upon 
military operations. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 30 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Sketch of a plan of 

MAY 24 operation against the British; method of attack 

on New York, Staten and Long Island. A. D. S. 
3 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 33, 32 

1779 Stoddard, Josiah. Salisbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAY 24 Washington [Middlebrook]. Request for a fur 

lough to go abroad. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 27 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

MAY 25 thanael Greene, Middlebrook]. Preparations to 

move the Army; removal of stores in Virginia to 

places of safety; wagons for [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

Sullivan. Auto, draft. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 1 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To M[aj]. G[en]. 

MAY 25 [Charles] Scott [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Orders 

to march to the South; British incursions in 
Virginia ; relative importance of that State, Caro 
lina and Georgia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 3 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [William Alex- 

MAY25 ander,] Lord Stirling [Lebanon, New Jersey]. 

His plan of operations for ensuing campaign; 



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the difficulties of execution; enemy at New 
York. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

P. I, pt. 2, 393 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] To [Col. Jeremiah 

[MAY 25] Wadsworth, Hartford]. Removal of stores from 

coast to places of greater security; desultory war 

plan of British. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1,5 

1779 Adams, Pfeter]. Middlebrook [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAY 25 Washington, Middlebrook]. Statement of facts 

respecting Lt. [John James] Skinner s impress of 
forage; civil suit threatened against him. Re 
cent copy. 2 pp. 33, 53 

1779 Bowen, T[homas] Bartholomew] and Benjamin Barthol- 

MAY25 omew. Millstone [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Washington [Middlebrook]. Communications re 
ceived from Gov. [Prest. Joseph] Reed and Secre 
tary [of the Board of War, Peter] Scull on subject 
of Capt. Joseph ProwelTs promotion; entreat 
Washington s consideration of the case. L. S. 
in behalf of the Pennsylvania Captains. 2 pp. 

W 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAY 25 Washington [Middlebrook]. Forwarding letters 

to Massachusetts and New Hampshire; chances 
of obtaining troops from Connecticut, New Hamp 
shire and Massachusetts; Rhode Island s defi 
ciency; intelligence from the enemy; tardiness 
of the States in filling their quotas; disapproval 
of a Niagara expedition; Gates ignorance of the 
general situation; news from Carolina; insuffi 
ciency of money sent. A. L. S. 5 pp. An 
swered June 11. 33, 39 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Middlebrook. To [George] Washing- 

MAY25 ton [Middlebrook]. Distributing camp equipage ; 

collection of teams ; preservation of public stores; 
difficulty in obtaining wagoners for the Western 
Expedition; proportioning of stores; flat-boats. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 33, 34 

1779 Hinquapooshees. (The Big Cat) Cooshocking [On the 

MAY 25 Muskingum]. Speech to Col. [Daniel] Brodhead 

[Fort Pitt]. Preparations for an attack upon 
Fort Laurens. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1031 

Hackenwelder, John. Cooshocking. To Brodhead. For 
warding intelligence of an intended attack upon 
Fort Laurens. Contemporary copies. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, 
May 29. 33, 105 

1779 Huntington, Jedidiah. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

MAY 25 Washington [Middlebrook]. Arrangement of 2d 

Connecticut regiment; [Lt.] Col. [Isaac] Sher 
man s case. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 28. 

33, 36 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 25 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Clothing 

of the New Hampshire troops; supplies sent to 

Easton; drawing in of outposts; measures taken 

to cover the country; positions for Nixon s and 

Paterson s brigade. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 

May 28. 33, 51 

1779 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

MAY 25 [Middlebrook]. Acknowledging letters for the 

Governor of Havana [Diego Jose de Navarro]; 

thanks for Washington s marks of friendship. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. (In Spanish). 32, 396 

Contemporary translation, 32, 386. 

1779 Shreve, I[srael]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 25 Washington [Middlebrook]. Watchfulness against 

surprise; beacons; tents; British preparations 
at New York; Shreve s readiness to move; ne 
cessity of a guard at Elizabethtown. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 33, 56 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To Lt. Col. 

MAY 26 [Benjamin] Ford [Shrewsbury? Connecticut]. 

Distribution of prize money; his return to camp 

ordered. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 13 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 26 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Forwarding of letters; [Lt. Peter] Castaing. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 7 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

MAY26 Ham Heath, Boston]. Want of bread for the 

Eastern troops; money; Heath ordered to head 
quarters. Draft. 1 p. In nandwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1,9 



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1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 26 [Arthur] St. Clair [Middlebrook]. His division to 

be held in readiness to march. Auto, draft 
signed. B. IX, pt. 1, 11 

1779 Hubley, Adam. Millstone [New Jersey]. To Board of 

MAY 26 General Officers [Middlebrook]. Claim to rank 

and [Lt.] Col. [Morgan] Connor s case. A. L. S. 
4 pp. W 

1779 Shreve,I[srael]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 26 Washington [Middlebrook]. Loading of military 

stores at New York; return of an expedition from 
up the North River; tory correspondence ; num 
ber of women and children waiting to go into the 
enemy s lines. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 60 

1779 Sullivan, John. Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY 26 Washington [Middlebrook]. Grant of power 

from the Pennsylvania Legislature to impress 
wagons; the powder supply; thanks for Washing 
ton s cautions; fusees; cooperation with [Brig. 
Gen. James] Clinton; diversion toward the Del 
aware; readiness to move. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered May 28. 33, 59 

1779 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Mrs. [Margaret] 

MAY 27 De Lancey [Philadelphia?] Partial grant of her 

request. Draft signed. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. P. I, pt. 2, 395 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

MAY 27 Brig. Gen. [Mordecai] Gist [Middlebrook]. Assist 

ance to Maryland from threatened attack. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 19 

1779 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 27 [Henry] Knox [Pluckamin, New Jersey]. Capac 

ity of the Philadelphia factory for cartridge boxes 
and repair of arms; ammunition for [Brig.] Gen. 
[James] Clinton; repair of arms. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 15 

1779 Biddle, Clement. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [NathanaelJ 

MAY 27 Greene [Middlebrook]. The forage supply; ex 

hausted state of New Jersey; opportunity to in 
habitants of Essex and Middlesex counties to 
cut their grain ; removal of forage from the coast ; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



1033 



method of securing pasturage through applica 
tion to magistrates; Pennsylvania s inability to 
subsist the cavalry horses. Contemporary copy 
by Greene. 3 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington, 1779, May 27. 33, 67 

1779 Burnet, William. Philadelphia. Certificate of Dr. Isaac 

MAY 27 Foster s management of Continental Hospital, 

Eastern Department. A. D. S. 1 p. 92, 317 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Middlebrook. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 27 ton [Middlebrook]. Impossibility of subsisting 

cattle by applying to magistrates for pasture 
ground; future supplies of forage. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered by letter to Col. [Clement] Biddle, 
May 29. 33, 65 

[1779] Scott, Charles. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

[MAY 27] Washington, Middlebrook]. Sailing of British 

fleet for New York. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

June 28. 33, 73 

1779 Scott, Charles. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAY 27 Washington [Middlebrook]. Incorporation of old 

soldiers with new levies; departure of enemy and 
forwarding of troops to South Carolina; ravages 
of the enemy ; sailing of British fleet through the 
[Virginia] capes. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
June 28. 33, 75 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 28 James Clinton [Albany]. Inspectors for his expe 

dition; the peace with the Onondagas; prepara 
tions for the Western Expedition. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 39 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [the General Of- 

MAY 28 fleers in camp]. Concise statement of position 

and strength of the two Armies ; requests opinion 

as to line of conduct to be pursued. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

F. II, pt. 1, 309 

The General Officers then In camp were: Mai. Genls. Greene, St. Clalr, 
de Kalb, Howe, Steuben; Brig. Genls. Smallwood, Knox, Woodford, 
Muhlenberg, Duportail and Irvine. 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

MAY28 thanael Greene and others, Middlebrook]. Ar- 



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rangement of Colonels and regiments of Artil 
lery. Draft signed. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 21 

Greene and other General Officers were a board for settling disputes of 
rank In the artillery. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAY 28 Jedidiah Huntington, Redding, Connecticut] 

Acknowledging receipt of arrangement of his 
brigade. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 41 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. Al- 

MAY 28 exander McDougall, Peekskill]. His measures to 

protect West Point; disposition of forces, prepa 
ration of enemy, etc. Draft. 2pp. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 35 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Sam- 

MAY28 U el Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 

Plundering parties; orders for his government. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 37 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. John 

MAY 28 Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Necessity of 

economizing in supplies ; scarcity of arms ; intel 
ligence of the enemy ; Pennsylvania Independent 
companies; Inspector s rank on the expedition; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 29 

[1779] Board of General Officers. [Middlebrook.] Opinions in 

[MAY 28] cases of rank disputes between Lt. Cols. [Adam] 

Hubley and [Morgan] Connor, Maj. [Joseph] 
Prowell and the Captains of the Pennsylvania 
Line. D. S: Nath. Greene, Baron de Kalb, Wm. 
Woodford, P: Muhlenberg. 2 pp. W 

1779 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Mid- 

MAY 28 dlebrook]. Ammunition and clothing; reenlist- 

ments; Maj. [Nicholas] Fish s indisposition; Col. 
[Goose] V[an] Schaick s inability to satisfy the 
Indians; recommendation of Capt. John Gra 
ham; provision supply at Fort Schuyler and for 
the [Indian] expedition ; his choice of route; need 
of a deputy commissary of prisoners. A. L. S. 
5 pp. Answered June 10. 33, 10 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1035 

1779 Hackenwelder, John. Cooshocking [On the Muskingum.] 

MAY 28 To [Col. Daniel Brodhead, Fort Pitt]. Wyandots 

ready to make peace; report of [Col. George 
Rogers] Clark s capture of Vincennes; vessels 
posted to watch for approach of Americans to 
Detroit; approaching attack on Fort Laurens; 
attempt of English to capture [Capt. John] Mon- 
tour; reenforcements at Detroit; plan of Min- 
goes to destroy the Wyandots; the Shawanoes; 
the letter from Chief Bawbee; intended attack 
by the Six Nations. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1779, 
June 5. 33, 176 

1779 [Hamilton, Alexander.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Ar- 

MAY 28 thur St. Clair, Middlebrook]. His readiness to 

march. Auto, draft. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 33 
1779 Harrison, Charles. [Middlebrook.] To [George] Washing- 

MAY 28 ton [Middlebrook]. His claim to rank. A. L. S. 

1 p. W 

1779 Irvine, William. Mill Stone [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 28 Washington [Middlebrook]. Ideas upon the pres 

ent situation; a defensive campaign; position of 
the Army ; attack upon a detachment of the en 
emy or removal of the American Army to a place 
of greater safety. L. S. 3 pp. 33, 78 

1779 Linn, James. Middlebrook. To [Lt.] Col. Alexander Ham- 

MAY 28 ilton, Middlebrook. Suit against Lt. [John James] 

Skinner. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 55 

1779 Montour, Captain John. Cooshocking [On the Muskingum]. 

MAY 28 To John Dodge [Fort Pitt ?]. Intention to visit 

Fort Pitt; friends of the States at Detroit; the 
English and the Wyandots ; force to attack Fort 
Laurens. Contemporary copy. On same docu 
ment with Bawbee to Brodhead, 1779, May 12. 

33, 175 

1779 Shreve, I[srael]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 28 Washington [Middlebrook]. His orders to march ; 

seizure of horses by the British; intention to 

march to Raritan; attempt to obtain a militia 

guard. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 80 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. Clement 

MAY 29 Biddle [Middlebrook]. Scarcity of forage and 

seizure of same. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 53 



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1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 29 [John] Glover, Providence [Rhode Island]. Ar 

rangement of officers of his brigade. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. B. IX, pt. 1, 45 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to Maj . 
MAY 29 Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair [Middlebrook]. General 
directions for his march to support the High 
lands ; introduction of the new Army Regulations. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 43 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. 
MAY 29 [Charles] Scott [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Refers 
him to letter of May 25 for his guidance. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 49 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. Elisha Shel- 

MAY29 don [Durham, Connecticut]. Orders to be in 

readiness to take the field. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 51 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Lt.] Col. [Sam- 

MAY29 uel] Smith [Middlebrook]. His resignation. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 

Henry. B. IX, pt. 1, 55 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. John 

MAY 29 Vischer [Albany]. Returning a petition. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 57 

1779 Board of General Officers. Middlebrook. Proceedings on 

MAY 29 Maj. [Joseph] Prowell s claim to his majority. 

Contemporary copy by Caleb Gibbs. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 397 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Pittsburg. To [George] Washington 

MAY 29 [Middlebrook]. Journal of Col. [George Rogers] 

Clark s expedition against Vincennes; burning of 
Brodhead s speech by the Shawanoes; supplies 
sent Fort Laurens; arrival of Col. [Moses] Raw- 
lins regiment; delay of salt provision and boat 
tools. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 23. 

33, 89 

1779 Hatfleld, Richard. South Salem [New York]. To Maj. 

MAY 29 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New 

York]. Advance of British to White Plains. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. 33, 109 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1037 

1779 Hinquapooshees (The Big Cat) and the Councillors of 

MAY 29 Cooshocking. [On the Muskingum]. To Col. 

[Daniel] Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Intention of the 

Wyandots to treat for friendship; approaching 

attack on Fort Laurens. 

Hinquapooshees. (The Big Cat.) To [Captain John] 
Killbuck and other chiefs. Urging them to visit 
Fort Pitt. Contemporary copies. Enclosed in 
Brodhead to Washington, 1779, June 5. 33, 174 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 29 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. British 

move toward [White] Plains; precautionery 

measures taken. L. S. 1 p. 33, 84 

[1779] [McDougall, Alexander.] Peekskill [New York]. Intelli- 

[MAY 29] gence brought by Patrick Rogers : Advance of 

British troops from King s Bridge; positions to 
be taken ; advance of a force up the North River 
against West Point. 2 pp. Enclosed in preced 
ing entry. 33, 85 

1779 Patterson, W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To George Washing- 

MAY 29 ton, Middlebrook. Efforts to obtain information; 

money in Patterson s hands ; Gov. [Prest. Joseph] 
Reed s refusal to give names of Patterson s com 
plainants; charges against him; Sir John John 
son s regiment. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 22. 

33,86 

[1779] [Patterson, William.] [Philadelphia.] Memorandum of 

[MAY 29] recommendations respecting transportation of 

supplies and employment of Indian guides for the 

. Susquehanna expedition. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed 

in preceding entry. 33, 88 

1779 Virginia, Field Officers, Meeting. Middlebrook. Inquiry 

MAY 29 into the claims of [Lt. Col.] John Allison and 

[Maj .] John Lee to the Lieutenant-colonecy of the 
First Virginia State Regiment. D. S: Christian 
Febiger, John Green, William Davies, B[urges] 
Ball. Minority report signed by Thos. Gaskins, 
John Webb and Thomas Posey. 4 pp. Endorsed 
by Robert Hanson Harrison: "copy sent to Gov. 
Virga 9 June 1779. Opinion approved by Govr. 
& Council vid Govr. Jefferson s Letter July 23 
1779 . . . . " W 

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1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To John Bradford 

MAY 30 [Boston], Thanks for lemon essence. Draft. 

1 p. B. IX, pt. 1,67 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

MAY 30 Brig. Gen. [Henry] Knox [Pluckamin, New Jer 

sey]. Constitution of artillery for the campaign. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 63 
1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Alex- 
MAYSO ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Scarcity of provi 
sions [at West Point]; urgency of the case. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 61 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To [Maj.] Gen. 
MAY 30 [Arthur] St. Clair [Springfield, New Jersey]. Ap 
pointment of officers to the New Jersey troops; 
command of the llth regiment. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 59 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Lt. Col. Isaac 

MAY 30 Sherman [Redding, Connecticut]. Collecting and 

distributing the Connecticut levies among the 

State s regiments. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 65 

1779 D Hart, William. Newark [New Jersey]. To [George] 

M^ 30 Washington [Middlebrook]. Advance of British 

beyond Kingsbridge. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 126 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Middlebrook. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 30 ton [Middlebrook]. Misunderstanding of his re 

quest regarding subsisting the cattle ; difficulties 
under the law; necessity of its suspension; abuse 
of power. A. L. S. 4 pp. 33, 124 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAY3 Washington [Middlebrook]. Acknowledging 

Washington s letter; prospect of success in an 
attempt against New York; payment for rations; 
supply of rice and flour. A. L. S. 4 pp. An 
swered June 11. 33, 120 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. Pluckamin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY3 Washington [Middlebrook]. Compliance with 

order to move heavy cannon to Easton [Penn 
sylvania]. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 118 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1039 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 30 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Transmit 

ting intelligence. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 31. 

33, 108 

1779 Neilson, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 30 Washington, Middlebrook. Orders to guard the 

shore and forward intelligence; British at White 
Plains ; loading of vessels and other preparations; 
troops on Staten Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 33,106 
1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

MAY 30 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Employ 

ment of Lt. [Joseph?] Haasbrook to explore 
the Indian country ; Cayuga and Onondaga pris 
oners at Albany; the rivers Scull and La Famine 
and course to Oswegatchie. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered June 9. 33, 116 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

MAY31 thanael Greene, Middlebrook]. Expectation of 

moving the Army by Wednesday [June 2]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 81 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Ed- 

MAY 31 ward] Hand [Wyoming, Pennsylvania]. Clothing 

and shoemaker s tools [for the expedition against 
the Six Nations]; Pennsylvania troops in Mal- 
com s regiment to join the llth Pennsylvania; 
case of Capt. [John Paul] Schott and his officers; 
measures recommended by Maj. [Joseph] Pro well; 
Hand s rank. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 95 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 31 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Movement 

of troops from Middlebrook ; protection of stores 
atFishkill; intelligence of enemy. Draft. 2pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 89 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [John] Neil- 

MAYSI son [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. His intelli 

gence of enemy ; information desired as to boats. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 99 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 31 [Arthur] St. Glair [Springfield, New Jersey]. Or- 



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dering his division to Pomp ton; movement of 
other troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 83 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. [Elisha] 

MAY 31 Sheldon [Durham, Connecticut]. Ordering his 

regiment to the Highlands. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 101 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 31 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. [Brig.] 

Gen. [Edward] Hand s letters; clothing and 
shoes; Capt. [Henry] Carberry s mounted men; 
general matters; baggage. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 69 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. Instructions to Maj. 

MAY 31 Gen. [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. 

Force to be employed; cooperation with [Brig.] 
Gen. [James] Clinton; general directions for de 
stroying the Indian country ; manner of attacks ; 
attempt against Niagara; peace propositions, etc. 
Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Ford, 7, 460. B. IX, pt. 1, 73 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 31 [William] Woodford [Middlebrook]. Orders to 

prepare to march. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 91 

1779 Bland, Theodorick. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAY 31 Washington [Middlebrook]. Guards and precau 

tionary measures taken with Convention prison 
ers because of British expedition into Virginia; 
request for the exchange of Baron de Geismer. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 28. 33, 136 

1779 Clark, T[homas]. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 31 Washington [Middlebrook]. British fleet at Tel 

ler s Point [Croton Point, Hudson River]; prep 
arations to move to support of West Point. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 134 

1779 [Heath, William.] Boston. Intelligence from New York: 

MAY 31 Maj . [Robert] Rogers to raise two regiments in 

Canada to harrass the frontier in conjunction 

with [Lt. Col. John ?] Butler. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1779, June 5. 33, 191 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1041 

1779 Knight, John. Springfield [New Jersey]. Certificate of 

MAY 31 number of wagons necessary for commissary 

stores of the Pennsylvania brigade. A. D. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in St. Clair to Washington, 1779, 
May 31. 33, 112 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Peekskill [New York]. To 

MAY 31 [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. British 

fleet at Phillips and position of their troops. 
L. S. 1 p. 33, 138 

1779 Poor, Enoch. Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 31 ington, Middlebrook. Arrangement of officers of 

the New Hampshire Line. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered June 1. 33, 144 

1779 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [George 

MAY 31 Washington, Middlebrook]. Advance of British 

toward White Plains; enemy s intention; St. 
Glair s march to Pompton; route and provisions; 
need of a few horse; nomination of ensigns; In 
spectors; Brigade Major [Henry] McCormick. 
L. S. 4 pp. Answered June 1. 33, 110 

1779 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey], To [George 

MAY 31 Washington, Middlebrook]. Appointment of 

[Pennsylvania] officers; number of pieces of ar 
tillery; need of horsemen. A. L. S. 1 p. 33,113 

1779 Sullivan, John. Easton [Pennsylvania], To [George] 

MAY 31 Washington [Mddlebrook]. The new cut road 

to Wyoming; forwarding the troops; requests 

orders to move ; request for state militia to guard 

stores at Wyoming. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 128 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook?] Summary of intel- 

[MAY] ligence from Brig. Gen. Edward Hand, Cols. 

[John] Cox [William?] Patterson and [Charles] 

Stewart relative to the Indian country. A. D. 

20 pp. W 

Nineteen questions and summary of answers in parallel columns. 
A copy of this Summary, by Richard Kidder Meade, was sent to Sulli 
van. It is now in C. C. 166, 301. 

[1779] Washington, George. [Middlebrook]. Memorandum of 

[MAY] extracts from Lt. [Thomas] McClelan s journal of 

his scout to Oswegatchie from Fort Schuyler; 

distances. A. D. 1 p. 32, 269 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Middlebrook.] Sixteen questions 

[MAY] [propounded to Col. John Cox, Philadelphia?]. 

Distances, difficulties of routes, etc. into country 

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of the Six Nations, with answers thereto. 4 pp. 
Questions in handwriting of Washington, an 
swers in that of Cox, arranged in parallel col 
umns. W 
[1779] [Cox, John and William ? Patterson. To [George Washing- 
[MAY] ton, Middlebrook]. Answers to nineteen ques 
tions respecting the country of the Six Nations; 
routes to the various towns, distances, etc. Ques 
tions and answers in parallel columns. Questions 
in handwriting of James McHenry; answers ii 
that of Cox. 4 pp. W 
[1779] [Hand, Edward.] [Esthertown ? Pennsylvania.] To [George 
[MAY] Washington, Middlebrook]. Answers to nineteen 
questions respecting the country of the Six Na 
tions; routes to the various towns, distances, 
etc. Questions and answers in parallel columns. 
A. D. 7 pp. W 
[1779] Indian Country. Distances from Easton [Pennsylvania] to 
[MAY] Chinisea [Genesee, New York], with note respect 
ing the various lakes. 1 p. W 
[1779] Maxwell, William. [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. To 
[MAY] [George] Washington [Middlebrook]. Feelings of 
the New Jersey officers and their representation 
to Washington; question of [Sir Henry] Clinton s 
presence with the British fleet. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

33, 142 

[1779] Pennsylvania, Captains of the Line. To [George] Washing- 
[MAY?] ton [Middlebrook]. Memorial: Majority of Capt. 

Joseph Pro well; promotions, seniority, etc. 
Contemporary copy by Robert Hanson Harrison. 
3 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 393 

[1779] [Stewart, Charles.] To [George Washington, Middlebrook]. 

[ MAY ] Answers to sixteen questions respecting the coun 

try of the Six Nations; routes to the various 
towns, distances, etc. A. D. 3 pp. W 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Brig. Gen. [Mor- 

JuNE ! decai] Gist [Baltimore]. Embarrassment caused 

by [Daniel] Bowers present; requesting him to 
make inquiry as to Bowers. Auto, draft signed. 
2 pp. P. I, pt. 2, 401 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Col. [Richard] 

JuNE l Humpton [Middlebrook]. His claim of rank. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 113 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1043 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Alex- 

JuNE ! ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Movement of en 

emy toward the Highlands; precautionary meas 
ures. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 109 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Brig. Gen. 

JuNE l [Enoch] Poor [Redding, Connecticut]. Commis 

sions for the New Hampshire officers. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 111 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [William Alex- 

JuNE l ander, Lord Stirling, Lebanon Valley ? New 

Jersey. Movements of troops; requests him to 

join the Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 105 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JuNEl [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Ordering 

him forward on the Indian expedition. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 103 

1779 Andre, John [Lewis]. Fort Lafayette [Verplanck s Point]. 

JuNEl Terms granted the garrison of Fort Lafayette. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Arm 
strong to McDougall, 1779, June 1. 33, 147 

1779 Armstrong, Thomas. [Verplanck s Point]. To Maj. Gen. 

.JUNE! [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill, New York]. 

Terms of surrender of Fort Lafayette. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to 
Washington, 1779, June 4. 32, 146 

1779 Council of War. Middlebrook. On right of challenge in 

JuNE * courts martial; movement of enemy and conse 

quent postponement of the question. Members: 
The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. Greene, 
Stirling, de Kalb, Steuben; Brig. Genls. Small- 
wood, Knox, Woodford, Muhlenberg, Duportail 
and Irvine. D. S. by all members except Wash 
ington. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. F. II, pt. 1, 313 

1779 Meade, Rfichard] K[idder]. Middlebrook. To Capt. Bar- 

JuNE ! tholomew von Heer [Middlebrook]. Discharge 

[of Baron de Wolfen]. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 119 



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1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. Middlebrook. To Maj. 

JUNE l [Henry] Lee [Burlington ? New Jersey]. Ordering 

his corps to join the Army. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 117 

1779 Washington, George. [Middlebrook.] To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

JUNE 2 edict] Arnold [Philadelphia]. Postponement of 

his trial. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Richard Varick. In Sparks, 6, 526. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 127 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Col. [Thomas] 

JUNE 2 Clark [near Smith s Clove ? New York]. To take 

orders from [Maj.] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 145 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JUNE 2 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Question of taking 

light cannon on his expedition; paroled British 

officers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 141 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 2 [Alexander] McDougall [Peekskill]. Movement 

of troops; Brig. Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Du Por- 
tail s command; importance of the Highland 
forts. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 139 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To [John] Merse- 

JUNE 2 reau [Piscataway ? New Jersey]. Secret service 

matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rich 
ard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 155 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [John] 

JUNE 2 Neilson [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Informa 

tion desired as to boats, strength of enemy on 
Staten Island, etc. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 147 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Capt.] James 

JUNE 2 Peale [Middlebrook]. His claim of rank and resig 

nation. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 149 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Is- 

JUNE 2 r ael] Putnam [Redding, Connecticut]. Ordering 

him to headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 123 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1045 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Ar- 

JUNE 2 thur St. Clair, Pompton, New Jersey]. March 

of troops from Middlebrook. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 137 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Ar- 

JUNE 2 thur St. Clair, Pomp ton, New Jersey]. Appoint 

ments of Inspectors; introduction of outsiders 
into the service; object of enemy, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 133 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Instructions to 

JUNE 2 [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Elizabeth- 

town, New Jersey]. Ordering his division to 
Pomp ton; general directions. Draft. 2pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 131 

The same to Baron de Kalb dated June 3. 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander]. Middlebrook. To [Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 2 Henry Knox, Pluckamin, New Jersey]. March of 

troops from quarters. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 143 

1779 Kalb, Baron de. Middlebrook. Opinion in answer to 

JUNE 2 queries of May 28. A. D. S. 3 pp. F. II, 319 

1779 McHenry, James. Middlebrook. To Capt. [Bartholomew] 

JUNE 2 von Heer [Middlebrook]. Part of his corps or 

dered to [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 153 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. Middlebrook. To [Capt. Bar- 

JUNE 2 tholomew] von Heer [Middlebrook]. Party from 

his corps ordered to the Virginia division. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 151 

1779 [St. Clair, Arthur.] [Pompton, New Jersey]. To [George 

JUNE 2 Washington, Middlebrook]. Movements of Brit 

ish on the Hudson. Contemporary extract by 
Richard Kidder Meade. 1 p. C. C. 152, 7, 405 
1779 [Sullivan, John.] [Easton, Pennsylvania]. To [George 

JUNE 2 Washington, Middlebrook]. Terms with Indians. 

Transcript [extract]. C. C. 169, 5, 540 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. Orders to the Audi- 

JUNE 3 tors of the Army [Middlebrook]. Removal of 

their office to Germantown [Pennsylvania]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 173 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Capt. [Henry] 

JUNE 3 Bedkin [Philadelphia ?]. Ordering his troop to 

Morristown. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 171 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. Orders to [David] 

JUNE 3 Brooks [Middlebrook]. Kemoval of clothing to 

Germantown. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 175 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. Orders to the 

JUNE 3 Director of the Flying Hospital [Middlebrook]. 

To march with the Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 181 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Middlebrook. Orders to the 

JUNE 3 Director of the Military Hospital [Middlebrook] 

Removal of sick to Pluckamin. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 177 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 3 [Nathanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Order to 

bring boats from Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 157 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 3 [Nathanael] Greene [Middlebrook]. Insufficiency 

of legal modes for obtaining forage; impress and 
care in using same. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. Noted by Harrison as 
"intended to have been written" 

B. IX, pt. 1, 159 
1779 Washington, George. Instructions to Baron de Kalb. 

JUNE 3 See: Washington to Stirling, 1779, June 2. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Maj. H[enry] 

JUNE 3 Lee [jr., Middlebrook]. Continuing his march to 

Pomp ton. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 169 

1779 [Washington, George.] Middlebrook. To [Maj. Gen. Alex- 

JUNE 3 ander McDougall, Peekskill]. Objects of the en 

emy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 165 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Middlebrook. To Col. [John] 

JUNE 3 Neilson [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Boats; 

strength of enemy on Staten Island. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B.IX, pt. 1, 167 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1047 

1779 Washington, George. Middlebrook. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

JUNE 3 thur] St. Clair [Pompton, New Jersey]. His want 

of ammunition; caution in his advance. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 161 

1779 Harrison, R[obert] H[anson]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 3 [Arthur] St. Clair [Pompton, New Jersey]. Rep 

etition of sense of letter of same date [preceding 
entry] to guard against miscarriage of plan. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. Noted as sent open to 
Gen. Woodford. B. IX, pt. 1, 163 

1779 Malcom, W[illiam]. West Point [New York]. To Maj. 

JUNE 3 Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair [Pompton, New Jersey]. 

Approach of enemy toward West Point. A. L. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in St. Clair to Washington, 1779, 
June 4. 33, 150 

1779 St. Clair, Arthur. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George 

JUNE 3 Washington, Middlebrook]. Loss of Fort Lafay 

ette; existence of a clove around the ridge on 
which the forts are situated [on west side of the 
Hudson]; scarcity of provisions; cooperation 
with rest of Army; doubts of British intentions. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 303. 33, 152 
1779 St. Clair, Arthur. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George 
JUNE 3 Washington, Middlebrook]. Relinquishment of 
a project; British intentions. A. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 154 

1779 St. Clair, Arthur. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JUNE 3 Washington [Middlebrook]. Intention to move 

toward New Windsor ; route of his march ; wagon 
horses; intentions of enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 157 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. Henry 

JUNE 4 Champion, Hartford]. Need of exertion in sup 

plying Army with beef; cattle and flour. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 199 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. [Substance of in- 

JUNE 4 structions to Capt. James ? Christie, Morristown]. 

Message to Maj. Gen. Alexander McDougall and 
the commanding officer at West Point ; informa 
tion to be obtained as to provision stores, etc. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 185 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. Ann 

JUNE 4 H[awkes] Hay [Orange County ? New York]. 

His exertions; support from the Army. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 195 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 4 t [Henry] Knox [Morristown]. British capture of 

Verplank s Point; need of ammunition. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 189 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JUNE 4 [Henry] Knox [Morristown]. Need of heavy can 

non with the Army . Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 191 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. [John] 

JUNE 4 Neilson [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Designs 

of the enemy; beacons for calling out the militia. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 193 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Charles 

JUNE 4 Stewart [Philadelphia]. Need of exertion in for 

warding supplies. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 203 

1779 [Washington, George.] Pompton [New Jersey]. To [Col. 

JUNE 4 Charles Stewart,] Philadelphia. Directions for 

forwarding supplies; urgency of the occasion. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 205 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

JUNE 4 [Maj. Gen. John Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. 

Disregard of offers of peace from Indians; aspect 

of affairs on the North River. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 183 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col. Jeremiah 

JUNE 4 Wadsworth, Philadelphia]. Arrangements and 

his presence with the Army. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 197 

1779 Blackden, Samuel. Salisbury [New Jersey]. To [George 

JUNE 4 Washington, Morristown]. Intention to leave 

the regiment; Col. Elisha Sheldon s conduct. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 22. 33, 166 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1049 

1779 Kearsley, Samuel. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

JUNE 4 Washington [Morristown]. Loss of his home and 

household effects by fire; determination to con 
tinue in the service. Recent copy. 1 p. An 
swered July 9. 32, 159 
1779 McDougall, Alexander. Highlands, opposite West Point. 
JUNE 4 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. Reasons 
inducing McDougall s retirement to his present 
position; security of stores; inexplicable conduct 
of enemy; [Brig.] Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons 
in command at West Point; retirement of ene 
my; Sir Henry Clinton s caution; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Arthur] St. Glair s march; enemy s relinquish- 
ment of a design against West Point. L. S. 
6 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 
305. 33, 163 
1779 Neilson, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George 
JUNE 4 Washington, Morristown]. Efforts to obtain 
knowledge of enemy on Staten Island; repair of 
boats; arrival of British fleet from Virginia; im 
press of refugees as wagoners; dejection of tories. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 168 
1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Fort Arnold, West Point. To 
JUNE 4 Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair [Pompton, New Jer 
sey]. British shipping below Fort Montgomery; 
the situation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 169 

1779 St. Clair, Arthur. Pompton [New Jersey], To [George 

JUNE 4 Washington, Morristown]. Letter from Col. 

[William] Malcom; quiet on the river. A. L. S. 

1 p. 33, 158 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] [Ringwood.] To [Azariah Dun- 

JUNE 5 ham, Morristown]. Purchase of cattle. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 213 

1779 [Washington, George.] Pompton. To . Col. [Frederick] 

JUNE 5 Frelinghausen [Somerset County ? New Jersey]. 

Cooperation of his militia. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 211 

A similar letter to Cols. Theunls Day and Ann Hawkes Hay. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] Ringwood [New Jersey]. To Col. 

JUNE 5 [William] Malcom [West Point]. Support of the 

forts and cooperation. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 1, 207 



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1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Pittsburg. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 5 [Ringwood]. Pro visions sent Fort Laurens; diffi 

culties; Washington s preference for Fort Mcln- 
tosh; the fort at Kanhawa and strength of 
Capt. O Hara s company; men raised in Mo- 
nongahela and Ohio counties; pay for same; a 
seizure of public provision; reenlistments for the 
war; pay for substitutes in Virginia ; negotiation 
with the Wyandots; the Mingoes; care of stores 
and boats; martial and civil law; court-martial; 
placating the relations of a murdered [Delaware] 
Indian; holding of Fort Laurens; hopes of 
turning the Wyandots and Mingoes against 
each other; idea in mentioning Detroit; shoes; 
suggests attempt against Natchez. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered June 23. 33, 171 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island.] ToJohnBolton 

JUNE 5 [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Fairfield, Connecti 

cut]. His arrest and necessity of leaving "10" 
[New York City ?]; intention to obtain a substi 
tute; arrival of British ships at New York; re 
turn of troops from the South; spirits of the 
tories and their obtaining information; with 
drawal of troops from Long Island; expedition 
up the North River; raising of troops from the 
inhabitants. A. L. S. 5 pp. 33, 199 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island]. ToJohnBolton 

JUNE 5 [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Fairfield, Connecti 

cut]. Information lodged against him and his 
escape from arrest. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 203 

1779 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 5 ton [Ringwood]. Removal of stores; boats for 

communication across the river above West 
Point; purchase of cattle; forwarding of flour; 
delay of salt provisions; supplies on hand; pack- 
saddles at Newburgh. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered June 7. 33, 192 

1779 Heath, Wfilliam]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 5 [Ringwood]. Preparations to leave Boston. 

L. S. 1 p. 33, 189 

1779 Lee, Henry, jr. Scotch Plains [New Jersey]. To [George 

JUNE 5 Washington, Ringwood]. March toward Para- 

mus; condition of his horses; lack of forage. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 6. 33, 188 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1051 

1779 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Near the 13 Mile House, Stono [South 

JUNE 5 Carolina]. To George Washington [Ringwood]. 

Serious aspect of affairs in the South. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered June 30. 33, 179 

1779 Malcom, W[illiam]. On road from Fort Montgomery [New 

JUNES York]. To [George] Washington [Ringwood]. 

British fleet at King s Ferry; position of enemy s 
troops and those of Malcom s ; position of other 
American troops; British relinquishment of de 
sign against the Highlands. A. L. S. 3 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 307. 33, 180 
1779 McDougall, Alexander. [Opposite West Point.] To 

JUNE 5 [George] Washington [Ringwood, New Jersey]. 

Position of the enemy; risk in Washington s 
inarching by the lower road; danger to stock in 
West Chester. L. S. 3 pp. 33, 164 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. [Opposite West Point.] To 

JUNE 5 [George] Washington [Ringwood]. Information 

from deserters pointing toward West Point as 
British object. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 182 

1779 Neilson, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JUNE 5 Washington [Ringwood]. Failure to obtain in 

telligence; signal beacons for the militia. Re 
cent copy. 1 p. 33, 186 
1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. West Point. To [George] 
JUNE 5 Washington [Ringwood]. Condition and spirits 
of the garrison at West Point; retirement of 
British fleet to Haverstraw Bay; request for his 
brigade. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 170 
1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 
JUNE 5 ton [Ringwood]. Washington s suggestion of 
line of conduct to be observed with the Indians; 
employment of the Onondagas to capture [Jo 
seph] Brant and [Ma j. Walter] Butler; exchange 
of prisoners. L. S. 1 p. Answered June 9. 

33, 184 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Ringwood. To [Maj. Henry Lee, 

JUNES jr., Pompton?]. Ordering his corps to Suffrans 

[Suffern s] ; objects to be attained. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 215 

1779 General Court-martial. Pittsburg. Proceedings in trial of 

JUNE 6 James Beham for killing a friendly [Delaware] 

Indian ; Robert Kennedy for desertion and theft ; 



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William Straffain, John McF arson [McPherson], 
Edward Wilkins and Joseph Neal for desertion; 
Bryan Gowrin, John Young and John Whitman 
for reenlistment ; and James Bryson for neglect 
of duty. A. D. S: Stephen Bayard, President. 
9 pp. W 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To [George] 

JUNE 6 Washington [Ringwood]. Requesting exchange 

of Capt>lt. [William] Featherstone and Capt. 
[Archibald] Edmonstone ; polite treatment expe 
rienced by the Convention troops. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 194 

[1779] Fitch, Rufus. [Wyoming, Pennsylvania.] Account of 

[JUNE 7?] provisions and liquor on hand in the magazine at 

Wyoming June 2, 1779. Tabular statement. 
A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Smith s [Tavern] in the 

JUNE? Clove [New York]. To Col. [William] Malcom 

[West Point]. Thanks for information, etc. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 225 
1779 Holker, [Jean]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 7 [Smith s Tavern]. Transmitting letter for [Lewis] 

Pintard. L. S. 1 p. Answered June 14. 33,196 
1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island]. To [Maj. Ben- 

JUNE 8 jamin Tallmadge, Fair-field ? Connecticut]. Belief 

of British intention against New London. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 198 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Smith s Tavern.] To [Maj. Henry 

JUNE 9 Lee, jr., Suffern s, New York], His station, re 

moval of stores and stock; Capt. [Allen] McLane. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 229 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Smith s Tavern. To Capt. [Allen] 

JUNE 9 McLane [New Jersey], Orders to place himself 

and troop under command of Maj. [Henry] Lee 
[jr.]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt, 1, 231 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Tavern. To Col. [William] 

JUNE 9 Malcom [West Point], Orders to dismiss militia. 

L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil 
ton. C. C., 152, 7, 435 

The draft by Hamilton is in B. IX, pt. 1, 223. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Smith s Tavern. To Col. [Goose] 

JUNE 9 Van Schaick [Fort Schuyler, New York]. As- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1053 

sistance to Lt. [JohnL?] Hardenbergh. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 221 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Tavern. To [Philip John] 

JUNE 9 Schuyler [Albany]. Explorations of Lt. [John L] 

Hardenbergh; advance of British up the North 
River. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 217 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Smith s] Clove. Instructions to 

JUNE 9 Col. Otho [Holland] Williams [Dean Forest, 

Orange County, New York]. Posting his troops 
guarding roads, forwarding of intelligence, etc. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Washington 
and Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 227 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To [Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 10 James Clinton, Albany]. Preparations to co-oper 

ate with [Maj .] Gen. [John] Sullivan ; rewards for 
Indians; changes of officers. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 233 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 10 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Co-oper 

ation with [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton; British 
on the North River. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 219 

1779 Bayley, Jacob. River Le Moil [New Hampshire]. To 

JUNE 10 [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Intelli 

gence from Canada; positions of the British 
troops; practicability of Bayley s route; money 
needed for settlement of his accounts. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 33, 205 

1779 Scott, Charles. Powhatan County [Virginia]. To [George] 

JUXE 10 Washington [Smith s Clove]. Delay of troops for 

arms and clothing; efforts to obtain a money 
substitute for the latter. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered June 29. 33, 208 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

JUNE 11 ratio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. The 

military situation; strength of British at New 
York; fortifications at Verplanck s and Stony 
Points. Draft. 3pp. In hand writing of Alexan 
der Hamilton. In Ford, 7, 468. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 237 



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1779 Washington, George. [Smiths Tavern.] To Maj. [Henry] 

JUNE 11 Harnage [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Friendly 

wishes; his exchange. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. E. 233 
1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove. To [Maj. Gen. John 
JUNE 11 Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. Directions sent 
[Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 241 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] Smith s Clove. To [Col. Otho 

JUNE 11 Holland Williams, Dean Forest, Orange County, 

New York]. Transmitting intelligence by both 

horse and foot. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Kichard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 243 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Smith s Clove. To Col. O[tho 

JUNE 11 Holland] Williams [Dean Forest]. Continuing 

his present station; food supplies. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 245 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. West Point. To [George] 

JUNE 12 Washington [Smith s Clove]. Opinion [in answer 

to queries of May 28]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

F. II, pt. 1, 323 

1779 "Russia" New York. Invoice of [British] ordnance 

JUNE 12 stores to be transported to Stony Point on board 

the store-ship Russia. D. S: Jon. Grant, coun 
tersigned by Joseph Street, Master. 5 pp. En 
closed in Wayne to Washington, 1779, July 16. 

W 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] [Easton, Pennsylvania.] To [George 

JUNE 12 Washington, Smith s Clove]. Preparations to 

commence march; delays. Transcript [extract]. 

C. C. 169, 6, 61 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove. Circular to the 

JUNE 13 General Officers. Transmitting general disposi 

tion of the Army contingent on British advance 
against West Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 247 
1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To Brig. Gen. 

JuNE 13 James Clinton [Albany ?] Settlement of rank dis 

pute between Cols. [Philip] Van Cortlandt, [Pe 
ter] Gansevoort and [Lewis] Duboys ; news from 
the South. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 253 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1055 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 13 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Reenforcement of artillery; obtaining ordnance 
supplies; money; news from the south, etc. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 251 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove. To George Mea- 

JUNE 13 sam [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Clothing sup 

plies; poor quality of shoes; blankets. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 261 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To Col. [John] 

JUNE 13 Neilson [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Alarming 

of enemy on Staten Island. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 255 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To the officer com- 

JUNE 13 manding a company of Gansevoort s regiment, 

Albany. Orders. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 259 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To [Philip John] 

JUNE 13 Schuyler [Albany]. Clinton s co-operation with 

Sullivan; company from Gansevoort s regiment; 
news from the South. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 249 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Smith s Clove. To [Maj. Ben- 

JUNE 13 jamin Tallmadge, Fairfield ? Connecticut]. [Sam 

uel] C[ulper] and secret service matters. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 257 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To [Jean] Holker, 

JUNE 14 Philadelphia. Letter for [Lewis] Pintard; report 

of sailing of Comte D Estaing and [Vice] Adml. 

[John] Byron. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. D. I, pt. 1, 131 

1779 Christie, James. [Smith s] Clove [New York]. Account 

JUNE 14 against the United States for pursuit of deserters. 

A. D. 1 p. Certificate of Col. Francis Johnston 

to the account. W 

1779 Harrison, Robert Hfanson]. Smith s Clove. To Daniel 

JUNE 14 Kemper [Camp]. Clothing matters; storage at 



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Easton, [Pennsylvania] etc.; worthlessness of 
shoes. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 265 

1779 Scudder, W[illiam]. Albany To George Washington 

JUNE 13 [Smith s Clove]. Complaint of being superseded 

in rank by Lt. Abraham Hardenberg; impossi 
bility of continuing in the service if superseded. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Note by Robert Hanson Harrison: 
"In Van Schaicks Arrangement Scudder is be 
fore Hardenberg" W 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Smith s [Clove]. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 14 Israel Putnam, the clove]. Visit to West Point; 

command of the Army ; settlement of signals in 

case of action. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 2G3 

1779 Clinton, James. Albany. Certificate of rank of Capt John 

JUNE 14 Graham. D. S. 1 p. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point [New York]. To [Lt. 

JUNE 15 Col. Udny Hay, Fishkill, New York]. State of 

the stores at Fishkill; quantities, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 267 

1779 Harrison, R[obert] Hfanson] Smith s Clove. To Maj. 

JUNE 15 [Henry] Eee [jr., Suffern s, New York]. Obtaining 

intelligence of enemy at Stony Point. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 269 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Alex- 

JUNE 19 ander] McDougall [West Point]. Stations of bri 

gades in vicinity of West Point; carriages for 
cannon; returns of accoutrements, etc. needed. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt, 1, 271 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [James Geary,] 

JUNE 19 Fishkill [New York]. Clothing issue. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 275 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Instructions to Maj. 

JUNE 19 [William] Goodrich [Stockbridge, Massachusetts]. 

Employment of Stockbridge and Scatacoke In 
dians to assist [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan. Auto- 
draft. 2 pp. B. IX, pt. 1, 273 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1057 

[1779] [Clinton, James.] [Conojaharie Creek, New York.] To 
[JUNE 19] [George] Washington [Smith s Clove]. Intelli 

gence from Buck Island. Transcript [extract]. , 

C. C. 169, Q, 28 

[1779] Waterbury, David. Stamford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JUNE 19. Washington [Smith s Clove], Transmits return 

of his troops and an intercepted letter. A. L. S. 

1 p. 115, 32 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To the Auditors of 

JUNE 20 the Army [New Germantown ? Pennsylvania.] 

Removal of their office to Chester. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 281 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To Capt. John Moss 

JUNE 20 [Camp?]. Money matters. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 277 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Smith s Clove. To [John] Pierce 

JUNE 20 [New Germantown, Pennsylvania]. Settlement 

of Virginia accounts; station at Chester. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 279 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island.] To[Maj.Benja- 

JUNE 20 min Tallmadge, Fairfield ? Connecticut]. Whole 

of the British force up the [North] River; evacua 
tion of Rhode Island; [Sir Henry] Clinton s in 
tention to burn grain and seize stock; strength 
of the British at Lloyd s Neck; sawmills; ad 
vising handbills threatening destruction of mills 
to stop them sawing ; British intention of drafting 
from the Long Island inhabitants ; enlistment of 
a friend in the secret service ; need of ten guineas. 
A.L. S. 4pp. 33,212 

1779 Starr, Josiah and Giles Russell. Highlands [New York]. 

JUNE 20 Certificate of decision in rank dispute between 

Maj. [Wills] Clift and Capt. Titus Watson. D. S. 

1 p. In handwriting of Starr. W 
[1779] [Washington, George.] [Smith s Clove.] To [Col. Richard 

[JUNE 21] Butler, near Dean Forest, New York]. His sta 

tion and general directions for protecting the 
[Highland] forts; map for his guidance. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 295 
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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Smith s Clove. To [James Geary, 

JUNE 21 Fishkill, New York]. Clo tiling issues. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 299 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove. To Col. David 

JUNE 21 Hall [Middlebrook ?]. Officers ; removal of stores 

and joining the Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 293 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove To [Maj. Henry 

JUNE 21 Lee, jr., Suffern s, New York]. His position and 

miscellaneous matters relating to his corps. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 297 

1779 [Washington, George.] Smith s Clove. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 21 Israel Putnam, Camp]. Command at the Clove; 

case of suspects. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 283 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To [William Alex- 

JUNE 21 ander,] Lord Stirling [Camp]. Board to arrange 

Captains and inferior officers in the Virginia line. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 289 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove. To [Maj. Gen. John 

JUNE 21 Sullivan, Easton, Pennsylvania]. His difficulties; 

reenforcement from New York militia; return of 
parts of corps to the main Army. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 
Sparks, 6, 275. B. IX, pt. 1, 285 

1779 Washington, George. Smith s Clove To [Brig.] Gen. 

J UNE 21 [Anthony] Wayne [Philadelphia ?]. Ordering him 

to join the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 291 

1779 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] To [Lt. Col. 

JUNE 22 Samuel Blackden, Virginia]. His resignation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil 
ton. B. IX, pt. 1, 303 

1779 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor, New York.] To 

22 [Col] W[illiam] Patterson [Philadelphia ?] Money 

matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 301 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1059 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Lt. Col. [Samuel] 

JUNE 23 Blackden [Virginia]. Col. [Elisha] Sheldon s con 

duct. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 313 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col. Daniel 

JUNE 23 Brodhead, Fort Pitt]. Enlistment matters; pay 

of recruits; aid of Wyandots and expedition 
against the Mingo Indians; militia; British on 
the North River and news from Charleston. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 309 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 23 Alexander McDougall, West Point]. Prepara 

tions to oppose the enemy. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 307 

1779 H[amilton,] Alexander]. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 23 Israel Putnam, Smith s Clove]. British recon- 

noitering party and consequent orders. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 305 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson], New Windsor. To John 

JUNE 23 Pierce [New Germantown, Pennsylvania]. Re 

moval of the military chest to Smith s Clove. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 315 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col. Richard 

JUNE 24 Butler, West shore of Hudson]. General direc 

tions for his guidance; watch of enemy, etc. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 321 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Charles, Baron 

JUNE 24 de Frey, New Jersey ?]. His claim of rank. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 323 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Dr. [John] Mor- 

JUNE [24?] gan, Philadelphia. Charges against Dr. [William] 

Shippen [jr]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 325 

1779 Harrison., Robert H[anson]. New Windsor. To [Maj. 

JUNE 24 Gen. Nathanael Greene, New Windsor]. Prepa 

ration of wagons on east side of the river; boats. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. IX, pt. 1, 317 



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1779 Harrison, Robert H[ansonj. New Windsor. To [Maj.] 

JUNE 24 Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair [Smith s Clove]. Case 

of a Mr. McCormick. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 319 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [John Beatty, 

JUNE 25 New Jersey]. Exchanges; compositional tariffs, 

etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 341 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [a Board of 

JUNE 25 General Officers, Camp]. Escaped prisoners and 

broken paroles. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 6, 277. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 327 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Dr. James Craik 

JUNE 25 [Middlebrook ? New Jersey], Removal of sick to 

Pluckamin. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 345 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JUNE 25 Ham Heath, near Mahopac Pond, New York]. 

Embarrassing enemy s movements. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 333 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

JUNE 25 ert] Howe [Philadelphia]. His recovery; British 

at Stony and Verplanck s Points; lack of news 
from the South. Draft signed. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

P. I, pt. 2, 403 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. [Al- 

JUNE 25 exander] McDougall [West Point]. Requesting 

courts-martial proceedings in capital cases. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 335 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Thomas 

JUNE 25 Massie [Virginia]. His resignation. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 339 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Is- 

JUNE 25 r ael Putnam, Smith s Clove]. Transmitting ex 

tract of General Orders [of June 25, convening 
a board of General Officers to consider charges 
by British of violations of paroles of American 
Officers]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 331 



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1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To George 

JUNE 25 Washington [New Windsor], Sailing of a British 

fleet from Newport. 

Topham, John. Little Compton [Rhode Island], To [Brig.] 
Gen. [Ezekiel] Cornell [Tiverton, Rhode Island]. 
Sailing of British fleet from Newport. 
Greene, C[hristopher]. East Greenwich [Rhode Island]. 
To Maj. Gen. Gates. Sailing of British fleet. 
Contemporary copies by Robert Hanson Har 
rison. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 443 
1779 Hamilton, Alexander]. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 
JUNE 25 [Henry] Knox [Camp]. Advance of British; re 
moval of stores from New Milford. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 337 
1779 Sullivan, John. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
JUNE 25 Washington [New Windsor], Spoiled supplies; 
lack of troops. Transcript. C. C. 169, 6, 70 
1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To James and Hor- 
JUNE 26 ace Hooper [Middlebrook ? New Jersey]. Rum 
from the hospital stores for use of the Army. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 349 
1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen- 
JUNE 26 [Jedidiah]Huntington[OntheFishkillroad]. Un 
easiness of his officers; difficulties to contend 
with, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 347 

1779 Clinton, James. Conojaharie Creek [New York], To 

JUNE 26 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Forward 

ing of batteaux and provisions. Transcript [ex 
tract]. C. C. 169, 6, 63 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. Memorandum of delay in approv- 

JUNE 26 ing court-martial sentences of Philip Heustis and 

Shubal Merritt. A. D. S. 1 p. Attached to 
the court martial proceedings, 1779, Mar. 11. 

1779 Watson, Titus. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 26 [New Windsor]. Statement of his case and claim 

to rank. A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 27 James Clinton, Tryon County, New York]. His 

large transportation of stores; disadvantages, 

etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 355 



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1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JUNE 27 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Re- 

enlistments ; publication of resolves, etc. of Con 
gress in general orders; news from the South; 
withdrawal of British troops from Rhode Island. 
Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 353 
1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. [Benjamin] 
JUNE 27 Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Secret service 
matters; [Samuel] C[ulper] and George Higday; 
station of Tallmadge s dragoons at Bedford, 
etc. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. In Ford, 7, 475. 
, B. IX, pt. 1, 357 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

JUNE 27 Washington, New Windsor]. Spoiling of provi 

sions; need of clothing. Transcript [extract]. 

C. C. 169, 5, 527 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Charles] 

JUNE 28 Armand-Tuffin, Camp]. His corps ordered to 

Bedford; charges against him. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 365 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Theo- 

JuNE28 dorick] Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Con 

vention troops matters; exchange of Baron de 
Geismer. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 369 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. N[ew] Wpndsor]. To Maj. Henry 
JUNE 28 Lee [jr., Suffern s, New York]. Spy to go into 
the works at Stony Point. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. In 
Sparks, 6, 280. B. IX, pt. 1, 371 
1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 
JUNE 28 ander] McDougall [West Point]. Size of ration; 
flour and rum. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 361 
1779 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] Instructions to 
JUNE 28 Col. [Stephen] Moylan [Camp]. Command at 
Bedford; protection of country, etc. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 367 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JUNE 28 [Charles] Scott [Virginia]. Difficulties of recruit 

ing and need of troops ; dragoons ordered [to the 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1063 

Carolinas]; scarcity of officers. Draft. 2pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 363 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. ToLt. Col. [Benja- 

JUNE 28 min] Temple [Virginia]. General directions to 

govern his march [to the Carolinas]. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 375 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Lt. Col. Wil- 

JUNE 28 liam Washington, en route for the Carolinas]. To 

take orders from [Brig.] Gen. [Charles] Scott. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 373 

1779 Board of General Officers. New Windsor. Report on cases 

JUNE 28 o f American officers who have broken their 

parole. D. S: Nath Greene, Stirling, Baron de 
Kalb, Steuben, H. Knox, Wm. Woodford, P. 
Muhlenberg, Wm. Irvine. 4 pp. W 

1779 Harrison, R[obert] Hfanson]. [New] Windsor. To [John] 

JUNE 28 Fitch [Peekskill ?] Hum to be sent West Point. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 377 
1779 McDougall, Alexander. Fort Arnold. Return of the gar- 

JUNE 28 rison of Fort Arnold and its dependencies : Re 

turn of artillery: Return of ordnance stores at 
Forts Arnold and Constitution : Return of artif 
icers in Quartermaster s Department at West 
Point: Return of stores in Quartermaster s 
Department at West Point : Distribution of ord 
nance: Commissary stores: Forage and Horses 
and Teams. Tabular statements. D. S. 1 
sheet. W 

1779 Culper, Samuel [jr.] New York. To [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 

JUNE 29 madge, Fairfield ? Connecticut]. Expected reen- 

f orcements from England ; arrival of troops from 
Rhode Island; designs against the Connecticut 
coast; return of troops from Verplanck s Point. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 223 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. New Windsor. To [Maj. 

JUNE 29 Charles Fleming, Virginia]. His resignation. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 379 

1779 [Snllivan, John.] [Wyoming, Pennsylvania.] To [George 

JUNE 29 Washington, New Windsor]. Boats and stores; 

New York troops; strength of expedition. 
Transcript [extract]. C. C. 169, 6, 72 



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1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 30 Horatio Gates, Providence, Rhode Island]. Or 

dering Glover s brigade to join the main Army at 
once. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 381 
1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JUNESO Ham] Heath [Fishkill?]. Necessity of cautious 

action. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 383 
1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 30 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Station 

ing troops at the Continental Village ; vigilance, 
etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 385 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Maj. Henry 

JUNE 30 Lee jr., Suffern s, New York]. Proposed incor 

poration of Capt. [Allen] McLane s company with 
his corps ; officers and dismounting of dragoons. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 389 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Col. Jeremiah 

JUNE 30 Wadsworth, Hartford ?] Supply of provisions to 

the hospitals. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Richard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 391 

1779 Clinton, James. Conojaharie [New York], To [George 

JuNE 30 Washington, New Windsor]. Transportation of 

provisions. Transcript [extract]. 

C. C. 169, 6, 1 

1779 M[eade,] Rfichard] K[idder]. New Windsor. To Col. 

JUNE 30 Daniel Morgan [Smith s Clove?]. His resigna 

tion. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 1 , 387 

1779 [Schuyler, Philip John.] [Saratoga, New York.] To 

JuNE 30 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Intelli 

gence from Canada. Transcript [extract]. 

C. C. 169, 6, 26 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [Smith s Clove.] Memorandum of 

[ JuNE ] comparative strength of the American and Brit 

ish armies and queries as to measures to be 
adopted. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. Endorsed by Washington: 
"Estimate of Troops" W 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1065 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Set auket, Long Island]. To John Bolton 

"JUNE 31" [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Fairfield? Connecti 

cut]. Samuel Culper, jr s letter; British inten 
tions against the Connecticut coast; reports from 
Carolina. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 221 

[1779] Haldimand, Frederick. [Canada.] Speech to the Oneida 

[JUNE?] Indians [who have espoused the cause of the 

States], Deceits of the Americans; the Oneidas , 
conduct toward the Five Nations; demand for 
an immediate declaration of peace or war; warn 
ing; their treacherous conduct during the last 
war. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Schuyler to Washington, 1779, July 7. 33, 231 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 1 Israel Putnam, Smith s Clove]. Remission of 

court-martial sentences. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

E. IX, pt. 1, 393 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Baron Steu- 

JULY! ben, Camp?]. Extra privileges for Inspectors; 

rations, forage, etc.; Inspectors commands; 
adoption of suggestions, etc.; Maj. [William] 
Galvan. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 407 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 1 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Appre 

hensions for [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton; his 
useless transportation of supplies; clothing and 
provisions; position of enemy; naval news. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Washington 
and Harrison. In part in Ford, 7, 477. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 397 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [New Windsor.] To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 1 Anthony Wayne, Camp]. Reconnoissance of 

Stony and Verplanck s Points; knowledge of sit 
uation, strength, etc. Draft. 3pp. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. Extract in Ford, 7, 
486, note. B. IX, pt. 1, 411 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions [to 

JULY 1 Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne, Camp]. Command 

of the light infantry; objects to be accomplished; 



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enterprises against British, etc. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 413 

1779 Eyre, Benjamin G. Return of schooners, boats, etc. in the 

JULY 1 Boat Department with their location. Tabular 

statement. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
dorsed: "For Headquarters" W 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 1 Nathanael Greene, Camp]. Reason for the in 

quiry as to pack-saddles. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 405 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 1 Nathanael Greene, Camp]. Boat for [Brig.] Gen. 

[Anthony] Wayne; pack-saddles, etc. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 401 

1779 Phillips, William. Col. Carter s [Charlottesville, Virginia]. 

JULY l To Col. [Theodorick] Bland [Charlottesville]. Re 

quests permission for two Convention officers 
to go to Canada via Lake Champlain. Contem 
porary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Phillips to 
Washington, 1779, July 7. 33, 238 

1779 Sullivan, John. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

JULY 1 Washington [New Windsor]. British reenforce- 

ment for the Indian country. Transcript [ex 
tract]. C. C. 169, 6, 29 

1779 Hubley, Adam. Sunbury [Pennsylvania]. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 2 John Sullivan, Wyoming, Pennsylvania]. Need 

of boats to transport stores from below to Wy 
oming; conduct of the Commissaries; examina 
tion into spoiled state of the salt beef; forward 
ing provisions by boats. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Note by Sullivan of few live cattle that 
have been forwarded. Enclosed in Sullivan to 
Washington, 1779, July 10. 33, 224 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JULY 3 Ham Heath, Fishkill ?] Prisoner matters, desert 

ers, etc. ; deficiencies in hospital supplies. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 417 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Al- 

exander McDougall, West Point], Proclamation 
of pardon to soldiers under sentence of death; 
case of a British prisoner; agreement of officers 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1067 

regarding purchase price [of provisions]. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In part in Ford, 7, 482, note. B. IX, pt. 1,419 
1779 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. New Windsor. To [George Wash- 

JULY 3 ington ? New Windsor]. Beef for Western expe 

dition. Transcript [extract]. C. C. 169, 5, 507 
1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. William 

JULY 4 Goodrich [Stockbridge, Massachusetts]. Em 

ployment of Stockbridge Indians on the Western 
expedition; terms, etc. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 427 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Authorization to 

JULY 4 Capt. Solomon Hendricks to act with Western 

expedition; terms of pay etc. for himself and 

company of Stockbridge Indians. Draft. * 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 431 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Marquis de 

JULY 4 Lafayette [Paris]. British expedition in Virginia ; 

Sir Henry Clinton s seizure of King s Ferry; 
movement of Army ; [Maj .] Gen. [John] Sullivan s 
expedition against the Indians; reports from 
Charleston. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. In Ford, 
7, 479. P. I, pt. 2, 407 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Al- 

JuLv4 exander McDougall, West Point]. Ordering a 

discharge of thirteen guns to celebrate the day. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Ford, 7, 482, note. B. IX, pt. 1,423 
1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [William Alex- 

JULY 4 ander, Lord Stirling, Camp]. Agreement of offi 

cers fixing prices of articles of provisions. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 
Extract hi Ford, 7, 482, note. B. IX, pt. 1, 421 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 4 Anthony Wayne, Near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. His intelligence [of works at Stony 
Point]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 425 

1779 Collier, Sir George and William Tryon. On board H. M. S. 

JULY 4 Camilla, [Long Island] Sound. Address to the 

Inhabitants of Connecticut: Their delusion and 



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helplessness ; promise of protection and warning 

against persistence in rebellion. Broadside. 1 p. 

New York. Printed by MacDonald & Cameron. 

Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1779, July 

14. 33, 282 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Col. [Charles] 

JULY 5 Armand [-Tuffin, Camp]. Ordering his corps to 

Bedford; his court-martial. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. B. IX, pt. 1, 439 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Conrad Alex- 

JULY 5 andre,] Gerard [de Rayneval] Philadelphia]. His 

return to France; high sense of his services. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. P. I, pt. 2, 411 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Henry] 
JULY 5 Lee [jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Watchfulness 
of enemy s motions. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 445 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 5 [John] Sullivan [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Quality 

of stores and their incumbrance; junction with 
[Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton; reenforcements 
from Pennsylvania; detachments for guarding 
posts, etc. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. W 

The draft by Hamilton is in B. IX, pt. 1, 433. 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Benja- 

JULY 5 min] Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Loss of 

his papers; replacement of money and clothing; 
danger to [George] Higday. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 
6, 284. B. IX, pt. 1, 441 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JULYS Anthony Wayne, Near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Clothing for the light infantry; uniform, 

supplies, etc.; regulations. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 437 

1779 Maryland Journal & Baltimore Advertiser (The). Vol. VI., 

No. 302. Containing: "Some Queries, political 
and military, humbly offered to the considera 
tion of the Public" [Written by Charles Lee]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1069 

4 pp. Printed by M. K. Goddard. Enclosed in 
Joseph Keed to Washington, 1779, July 16. 

33, 289 

1779 Iamb, John. West Point. To Board of General Officers 

JULY 7 for settling rank in the Artillery. [West Point]. 

Claim to rank. A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1779 Measam, George. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 

JULY 7 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Shoes fur 

nished the Army by the Commissary of Hides at 
Albany; shoes for the Western Expedition fur 
nished [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton; requests di 
rections ; reported capture of New Haven by the 
British. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 31. 

33, 234 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To[George] 

JULY 7 Washington [New Windsor]. Exchange of Capt. 

[Archibald] Edmonstone; Phillips request for 

permission for two officers of the Convention 

troops to go by land to Canada. L. S. 2 pp. 

33, 236 

1779 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY? ton [New Windsor]. Report of Colonel Louis; no 

troops sent from Canada; failure of [Joseph] 
Brant to enlist the Caughnawagas ; success with 
the Canasadegas, Ottawas and Chippewas; [Lt. 
Gen. Frederick] Haldimand s speech to the 
Oneidas. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 22. 

33, 230 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 8 [John] Glover [en route to the Highlands]. Or 

ders to direct his march toward Long Island 
Sound to protect the inhabitants. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 453 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Baron de Kalb, 

JULY 8 Camp]. An appointment [of a Brigade-Major]. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 449 
1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. William 
JULY 8 Palfrey [Philadelphia]. Want of money to pay 
[Brig.] Gen. [Charles] Scott s brigade. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 459 



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1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 8 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Fort Arnold, New 

York]. His visit to Connecticut; direction of 
troops in that State. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 451 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 8 [Charles] Scott [Virginia]. Delay in reenforcing 

the Carolinas ; surgeons and money . Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 455 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [William 

JULYS Alexander, Lord Stirling, Camp]. Leave of 

absence; ensign appointments in the Virginia 

regiments; discharges of soldiers. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 447 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Lt. Col. [William] 

JULYS Washington [Virginia]. State of his corps; re 

cruiting, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 457 

1779 Popkin, John. Pluckemin [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JuLY 8 Washington [New Windsor]. Pretensions of Col. 

[John] Crane s regiment to rank in the artillery 

brigade. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Lt. Col. Adam 

JULY 9 Hubley, Sunbury, Pennsylvania]. Capt. [Sam 

uel] Kearsley s resignation. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 469 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

JULY Clover [en route to the Highlands]. Orders to 

halt and take position best calculated to protect 

Connecticut. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 465 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Capt. Samuel 

JULY 9 Kearsley, Sunbury ? Pennsylvania]. His appli 

cation for reenstatement in the Army. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 473 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. H[enry] 

JuLY9 Lee [jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Loyalty of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 107 1 

one Smith; punishment of deserters. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 471 

[1779] Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Philip John] 

JULY 9 Schuyler [Albany]. Half-pay establishment; his 

news from Canada; pardon of prisoners; news 
from Carolina; movements and plunderings by 
the enemy. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 461 
1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 9 Anthony Wayne, near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Expediency of attempting to surprise 
Stony Point; general considerations. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Ford, 7, 486. B. IX, pt. 1, 467 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island]. To [Maj. Ben- 

JuLY9 jamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. Em 

ployment of [Samuel] Culper, jr.; his qualifica 
tions; arrival of ships at New York; low spirits 
of the enemy; plundering parties of Refugees; 
scheme to draft a regiment on Long Island. A. 
L. S. 4 pp. 33, 380 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. New Windsor. To [George] Washing- 

JuLY9 ton [New Windsor]. Requests to be excused 

from serving on the Board of General Officers 
for settling the rank of the line of Artillery. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 244 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Mandeville s [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 9 Washington [New Windsor]. Forwarding certain 

prisoners and complaint against Lt. Col. [Jotham] 
Loring; Capt. [Samuel] Flower s request for a 
furlough. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 10. 

33, 242 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

JULY 9 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. British 

raid on New Haven; burning of Fairfield; need 
of troops. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 10. 

33, 241 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 10 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Military situation on the North River; protec 
tion of Connecticut coast. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 475 



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1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 10 William Heath, Fishkill?] Orders to march to 

the protection of Connecticut; British ravages; 

general directions for his guidance. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 479 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JULYIO Ham Heath, Fishkill? New York], Light troops 

to be left behind when he marches. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1,483 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. H[emy] 

JULY 10 Lee [jr., Near Fort Montgomery, New York]. 

Effect of a military execution. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 495 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To [Don Juan 

JULY 10 de Miralles, Philadelphia]. Acknowledgement of 

his gift and civility. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

P. I, pt. 2, 415 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Stephen] 

JULY 10 Moylan [Bedford, New York]. Secret service 

matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 493 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 10 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 

Ravages of the British; conduct of militia and 

reenforcements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Sparks, 6, 291. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 485 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 10 [Anthony] Wayne [Near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. General ideas as to attempt on Stony 

Point; method of approach; secrecy, etc. Auto. 

draft signed 5 pp. In Ford, 7, 487. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 487 

1779 Beatty, John. [New Jersey.] Return of [American] om- 

JULYIO cers charged with having broken their parole. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 4 pp. W 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1073 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. New Windsor. To Capt. 

JULY 10 [Allen] McLane [Haverstraw, New York]. Pay 

matters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 497 

1779 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. New Windsor. To [Lt. Col. 

JULY 10 Udny Hay, Fishkill, New York]. Guard for 

beacon signal. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 499 

1779 [Sullivan, John.] Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

JULY 10 Washington, New Windsor]. Washington s cen 

sure; state of provision supply; flattering ac 
counts of the commissaries; insufficient number 
of boats to forward supplies; inspection of salt 
meat; spoiling of same for want of salt; con 
sumption of supplies caused by delay; orders 
for [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton to bring three 
month s supply of provisions; number of men 
necessary for teamsters and pack-horsemen; 
Clinton s movement. A. L. 4 pp. 33, 226 

Bottom fourth of letter missing. 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Lt.] Col. Udny] 

JULY 11 Hay [Fishkill, New York]. Route for supplies. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 513 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Baron de 

JULY 11 Kalb, Camp]. Capt. [Jonathan] Selman to act 

as Brigade-Major. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 1, 503 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 11 Samuel Holden Parsons, Redding, Connecticut]. 

Conduct of militia in opposing enemy; reenforce- 
ments. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 505 
1779 Washington, George. [New Windsor.] To [Brig.] Gen. 
JULY 11 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 
Collection of information of British ravages for 
publication; Gov. [William] Tryon s proclama 
tion. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt 1, 509 
1779 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. New Windsor. To [Brig. 
JULY 11 Gen. Samuel Holden Parsons, Redding, Connec 
ticut]. March of Heath s brigade to Connecticut. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 511 

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1779 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 11 ton [New Windsor]. Forwarding letter; Washing 

ton s orders for carrying on operations. Recent 
copy. 1 p. 33, 246 

1779 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 11 ton [New Windsor]. Failure of [Maj.] Gen. [Wil 

liam] Heath to point out route for flour; suggests 
one and requests directions. A. L. S. 1 p. 

62, 147 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Mandeville s [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 11 Washington [New Windsor]. March of the 

troops; the Light Infantry. A. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 247 

1779 lee, Henry, jr. Haverstraw [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 11 Washington [New Windsor]. Execution of a de 

serter; modification of orders respecting execu 
tion of others on capture. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 248 
1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Wilton [Connecticut]. To 

JULY 11 [George] Washington, New Winds r. Opposition 

of militia to advance of the enemy ; brave be 
havior of the Continental troops ; losses ; burning 
of Norwalk. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered July 
13. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 314. 

33, 250 

1779 Parsons, Samuel 1 1 [olden] . [Fort Arnold, Connecticut.] 

JULY 11 Return of buildings at Norwalk destroyed by the 

British. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. C. C. 152, 7, 559 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Morristown [New 

JULY 11 Jersey]. To "George] Washington [New Wind 

sor], Forwarding newspapers; return of [Maj.] 
Gen. [James] Grant s detachment to New York; 
reported British intended foray from Hackin- 
sack to Amboy. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 249 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col. John 

JULY 12 Beatty, New Jersey]. Name of American officers 

who have broken their paroles; exchanges, civil 
ians and other prisoner matters. Draft. 5 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 
Sparks, 6, 294. B. IX, pt. 1, 525 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

[Henry] Knox [Camp]. Need of arms for recruits. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 517 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1075 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Henry 

JULY 12 Lee, jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Watchfulness of 

enemy s motions. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 521 

[1779] Bassett, Barakiah and Others. [West Point.] To Col. 

[JULY 12] [Gamaliel] Bradford [West Point]. Requesting 

that Lt. [David] Peterson be sent to Massachu 
setts to obtain the [14th Massachusetts] regi 
ment s gratuity. A. L. S. by Josiah Stetson, 
signed also by Bassett and eight other officers. 
1 p. Enclosed in Bradford to Washington, 1779, 
July 12. 33, 261 

1779 Bradford, Gamaliel. West Point. To [George Washing- 

JULY 12 ton, New Windsor], Requesting leave of ab 

sence for officer [Lt. David Peterson] to go to 
Massachusetts to obtain state gratuity for the 
regiment [14th Massachusetts]. Recent copy. 
1 p. Answered July 14. 33, 260 

1779 Brown, Benjamin. [Near Amawalk, New York]. To [Maj. 

[JULY] 12 Gen. William Heath, Amawalk]. Report of cap 

ture of Joseph [John?] Hodge; position of 
enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1779, July 12. 33, 253 

1779 Clark, T[homas]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JULY 12 [New Windsor]. Opinion of court of inquiry on 

charges against Col. [Charles] Armand[-Tuffin]. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 258 

1779 Crawford, William. Fort Pitt. To George Washington 

JULY 12 [New Windsor]. His rank in the Virginia line; 

quietness of the Indians; suggests expedition 
against the Shawanoe towns; field pieces; expe 
dition in conjunction with Col. [Daniel] Brod- 
head against the Mingoes; Washington s land on 
Miller s Run. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 262 

1779 Harrison, R[obert] H[ansonl. To [Lt.] Col. [Udny] Hay 

JULY 12 [Fishkill, New York]. Horses for officers ordered 

to Massachusetts on recruiting business. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 529 

1779 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. New Windsor. To Maj. 

JULY 12 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. As 

sembling and forwarding of recruits from Massa 
chusetts; officers to conduct same. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 515 



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1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. New Windsor. To Lt. Col. 

JULY 12 [Isaac] Sherman [Camp ?] Orders to join Col. 

[Return Jonathan] Meigs. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 519 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Amawalk [New York]. To [George! 

JULY 12 Washington [New Windsor]. John [Joseph?] 

Hodge, a spy; [Maj.] Gen. [Samuel Holden] Par 
sons need of ammunition; burning of Norwalk 
and Bedford; Heath s advance. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

33, 252 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Wilton [Connecticut]. To 

JULY 12 [Maj.] Gen. Parsons [William Heath, Amawalk, 

New York]. Need of cartridges; urging on 

Heath s march. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1779, July 12. 

33, 254 

1779 Lyman, Daniel. Amawalk [New York]. Orders to [Col ?] 

JULY 12 James Chambers [Amawalk ?]. To convey Joseph 

[John?] Hodge to the Highlands. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1779, July 12. 

33, 255 

1779 Moylan, Stephen. Wilton [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 12 Washington [New Windsor]. Action at Norwalk 

and behavior of militia; burning of the town; 
prisoners captured; need of rest for his com 
mand; [Sir Henry] Clinton s object; Heath s 
orders to Moylan. A. L. S. 4 pp. 33, 256 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Wilton [Connecticut]. To 

JULY 12 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Amawalk, New 

York]. Connecticut brigades ordered toward the 
coast; bravery of Continental troops at Nor 
walk; advice as to Heath s line of march. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 264 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

JULY 13 Armstrong, Philadelphia. Cases of Maj. [Francis] 

Nichols and Capt. [Samuel] Kearsley; depreda 
tions of British in Connecticut. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 533 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col. Daniel 

JULY 13 Brodhead, Fort Pitt]. His proposed expedition 

against the Mingoes; courts-martial sentences. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 537 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1077 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. [Sam- 

JULY 13 ue l Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 

Thanks for activity of militia and Continental 
troops; desires details of British depredations. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 531 

1779 Arnold, Benedict]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 13 ton [New Windsor]. Requesting early convening 

of court for his trial. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

July 20. In Sparks, 6, 527. 33, 267 

1779 Palfrey, William. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JULY 13 [New Windsor]. Money sent to pay troops in 

Virginia; complaints due to lack of timely ap 
plication for money ; settlement of his accounts. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 22. 33, 271 

1779 St. Clair, Arthur. Smith s Clove. To [George Washing- 

JULY 13 ton, New Windsor]. Col. [Thomas] Craig s re 

quest for leave of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 270 

1779 Trnmbull, Jonathan. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To [Brig. 

JULY 13 Gen. John Glover, en route to Ridgefield]. Wash 

ington s permission for Glover to halt in Con 
necticut; suggests his covering New London. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Glover 
to Washington, 1779, July 15. 33, 300 

1779 Washington, George. [New Windsor.] To [Ezekiel 

JULY 14 Cheever,] Springfield [Massachusetts]. Orders to 

furnish recruits with arms. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 555 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JULY 14 Ham] Heath [Ridgefield, Connecticut]. Supply of 

cartridges; movements and position of enemy. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. IX, pt. 1, 539 

1779 Washington, George. [New Windsor.] To Col. [John] 

JULY 14 Lamb [Fishkill, New York]. Cartridges for 

[Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 553 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 14 Alexander McDougall, West Point]. Time set 



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for attempt against Stony Point; movement of 
troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 541 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. Thomas 

JULY 14 Nixon [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Arms for 

Massachusetts recruits. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 543 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 14 Anthony Wayne, Near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Authorizing attack on Stony Point; 
Maj. [Henry] Lee [jr] s information. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Ford, 7, 492. B. IX, pt. 1, 545 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson] [New Windsor.] To Col. 

JULY 14 Gamaliel Bradford [Camp]. A personal matter. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 1, 549 

1779 Harrison, Robert Hfanson]. New Windsor. To Col. 

JULY 14 Samuel Blatchley Webb [Connecticut?]. His 

exchange and exchange negotiations. Auto. 

draft signed. 2 pp. B. IX, pt. 1, 551 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Ridgefield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 14 Washington [New Windsor]. His march toward 

Canaan; request for the Light Infantry. A. L. S. 

1 p. 33, 277 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 14 ington [New Windsor]. Impracticability of mov- 

ing Nixon s brigade for want of wagons; field 
officer s command of 150 men sent in accordance 
with Washington s idea [manoeuver against Stony 
Point]; Maj. [William] Hull s command; ques 
tion of tents in concealing the design. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered July 14. 33, 279 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Stamford [Connecticut] To 

JULY 14 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Receipt of 

orders to obtain exact detail of damage done by 
enemy; British advance toward Horseneck; 
enemy s move a design to weaken the Highland 
forts; hesitancy of their actions; enemy s loss; 
need of cartridges; barbarity of the British at 
Fairfield. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 280 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1079 

[1779] [Parsons, Samuel Holden.] [Stamford, Connecticut.] 

[JULY 14] Memorandum of strength of British, [on the Nor- 

walk raid]. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

33, 281 

1779 [Washington, George.] Fort Montgomery [New York], 

JULY 15 To [Brig.] Gen. [Peter] Muhlenberg [Dean Forest, 

New York]. Orders to support [Brig.] Gen. 

[Anthony] Wayne. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Kichard Kidder Meade. In Sparks, 6, 297. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 557 

1779 Carpenter, John. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

JULY 15 Gen. Horatio Gates, Providence, Rhode Island. 

Change of ration at Springfield ; remonstrance of 
Artificers and guards. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Gates to Washington, 1779, July 18. 33, 343 
1779 Culper, Samuel, jr. [New York City.] To [Maj. Benja- 

JULY 15 min Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. His for 

mer letter; arrival of ships at New York and 
movements of vessels; no expectation of reen- 
forcement from England; Christopher Duy- 
chinck s character. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 294 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island.] To [Maj. 

JULY 15 Benj amin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. Pres 

ence of Christopher Duychinck within the Amer 
ican lines ; Culper, jr s request for the stain [chem 
ical for secret writing]; necessity of caution to 
protect Culper, jr; suggested scheme of decep 
tion. 2 pp. 33, 295 

1779 Glover, John. Ridgefield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 15 Washington [Fort Montgomery]. Gov. [Jona 

than] Trumbull s letter; halt of troops at New 
Haven; arrangement of his regiment. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered July 17. 33, 298 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. New Windsor. To [Capt. 

JULY 15 Joseph Baldesqui, Camp]. Settlement of his ac 

counts. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 1, 559 

1779 Heath, W[iUiam]. Canaan [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 15 Washington [Fort Montgomery, New York]. 

Maneuvers of the British fleet on Long Island 

Sound; Heath s position; purchase of wheat in 

the vicinity of Stamford. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 283 



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1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Ridgefield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 15 Washington [Fort Montgomery]. Conflicting de 

sires of people of Connecticut for position of 
troops; exposed condition of New London. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 17. 33, 286 

1779 Humble, Richard. [Ridgefield, Connecticut.] Information 

JULY 15 given by : British troops at Mamaroneck [New 

York], 1 p. In handwriting of William Heath. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1779, July 15. 

33, 287 

1779 Johnston, James and Joseph Howell, jr. [New Windsor.] 

JULY 15 To George Washington [Fort Montgomery]. 

Difficulty in settlement of Capt. [Joseph] Bal- 

desqui s accounts. A. L. S. of Howell, signed 

also by Johnston. 33, 292 

1779 Mason, David. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

JULY 15 Gen. [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Request for ration for Sergt. Henry s wife. Re 
cent copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Gates to Washing 
ton, 1779, July 18. 33, 344 

1779 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Albany [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 15 Washington [Fort Montgomery]. Transmitting 

Lt. [John L.?] Hardenbergh s report and map 

[of Oneida Lake and route from Fort Schuyler to 

Oswego]. L. S. 1 p. 33, 296 

1779 Springfield arsenal [Massachusetts], Memorandum of 

JULY 15 names of artificers imprisoned at. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Gates to Washington, 1779, July 18. 33, 342 

1779 Stony and Verplanck s Points. Return of [British] ord- 

JULY 15 nance and stores at the posts of. Tabular state 

ment. 9 pp. [Incomplete] W 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

JULY 15 [George] Washington [Fort Montgomery]. Re- 

connoissance of Stony Point; transmits plan of 
attack; variation proposed from Washington s 
plan; orders issued and precautions taken. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

[1779] [Wayne, Anthony.] [Fort Montgomery, New York.] Or- 

[JULY 15] ders for the attack on Stony Point. Contempo 

rary copy. 3 pp. W 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

J0LY16 liam] Heath [Ridgefield, Connecticut]. His 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1081 

march eastward and support of the Highlands; 
capture of Stony Point. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 1 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JULY 16 Ham] Heath [Ridgefield, Connecticut], Orders 

to march toward Peekskill. Draft. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 3 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 16 Robert Howe, Peekskill, New York]. Orders for 

a demonstration against Verplanck s Point. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 5 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [New Windsor.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 16 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point], Capture 

of Stony Point; troops ordered thrown across 
the river. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 7 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [the Officer 

JULY 16 commanding the artillery at Chester, Pennsyl 

vania]. Ordering cannon forward; capture of 
Stony Point. Draft, 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 9 

1779 Carpenter, John. Springfield [Massachusetts]. Return of 

JULY 16 Artificers confined for disobedience of orders. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Gates to Washington, 1779, July 18. 33, 345 

1779 Carpenter, John. Springfield [Massachusetts]. Return of 

JULY 16 state of the guards at Springfield. Tabular state 

ment. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Gates to 
Washington, 1779, July 18. 33, 346 

1779 Cheever, Ezekiel. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To Maj. 

JULY 16 Gen. [Horatio] Gates, Providence [Rhode Island]. 

Difficulty with Artificers over rations; need of 
authority for officers to punish ; field pieces sent 
to Connecticut on application of Gov. [Jonathan] 
Trumbull. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Gates 
to Washington, 1779, July 18. 33, 348 

1779 Gerard [de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre.] Philadelphia. 

JULY 16 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. Ac 

knowledging letter for Lafayette; assurances of 
gratitude, etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 304 



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1779 [Greene, Nathanael.] [New Windsor.] Account and ap- 

JULY 16 praisement of quartermaster stores taken at 

Stony Point. D. S. 1 p. W 

[1779] [Greene, Nathanael.] [New Windsor.] Memorandum of 

[JULY 16] tents, musquets, spades, axes, etc. [taken at 

Stony Point]. 1 p. W 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. New Windsor. To Abraham 

JULY 16 Skinner [Goshen, N. Y.] Request to meet the 

Commander-in-chief at Stony Point. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 11 

1779 [Hay, Udny.] Fishkill [New York]. To [George Washing- 

JULY 16 ton, New Windsor]. Scouting parties of enemy 

near Fishkill; value of the stores and weakness 

of the post; offer of services of the quartermaster 

employees in case of attack. A. L. 1 p. 33, 302 

Concluding portion of letter missing. 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Ridgefield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 16 Washington [New Windsor]. Maneuvers of en 

emy; Heath s dispositions. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 303 

1779 Iamb, John. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JuLYl6 ington [New Windsor]. Musket cartridges for the 

militia forwarded to Maj. Gen. [William] Heath. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 307 

1779 Mason, David, Ezekiel Cheever and Joseph Eayres. 

JULY 16 Springfield [Massachusetts]. To Maj. Gen. [Hora 

tio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Change 
in flour ration to Artificers; refusal of men to 
work. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to 
Washington, 1779, July 18. 33, 347 

1779 Putnam, Israel. [Smith s] Clove. To [George Washington, 

JULY 16 New Windsor]. [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne s 

success [at Stony Point]; march of troops for 
ward. L. S. 1 p. 33, 306 

1779 Stony Point. Assault on. Return of British killed, 

JULY 16 wounded and taken prisoners. Tabular state 

ment. 1 p. Enclosed in Wayne to Washington, 
1776, July 16. W 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Stony Point [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 16 Washington [New Windsor]. Announcing the 

2 o clock a.m. capture of Stony Point. A. L. S. 1 p. In 

pencil. In Sparks, 6, 537. 33, 309 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1083 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Stony Point To [George] Washing- 

JULY 16 ton [New Windsor]. Transmits returns of killed 

and wounded, etc. at Stony Point; bravery of 

various officers; activity of the men. L. S. 1 p. 

W 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Stony Point [New York]. To 

JULY 17 [Brig. Gen. John Glover, Ridgefield, Connecticut]. 

Orders to join [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath; 
capture of Stony Point by [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] 
Wayne. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. 33, 299 

Written on 2d sheet of Glover s letter to Washington, 1779, July 15. 

1779 [Washington, George.] Stony Point [New York]. To 

JULY 17 [Maj. Gen. William Heath, Ridgefield, Connecti 

cut]. His orders; operation against Verplanck s 
Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 13 

1779 Washington, George. Stony Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

JULY 17 ert] Howe [Near Verplanck s]. Orders to bom 

bard Verplanck s; watchfulness of British ad 
vance. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Nathanael Greene and Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 15 

1779 Washington, George. Stony Point. To [Maj. Gen. Robert 

JULY 17 Howe, near Verplanck s]. His cannon, ammu 

nition and supplies; horse and watch of enemy. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 17 

1779 Auchmuty, Richard. Stony Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 17 [Anthony] Wayne [Stony Point]. Requesting 

removal of British wounded to the British lines. 

A. L. S. 1 p. E. 237 

1779 Howe, Robert. Peekskill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

[JULY] 17 ington, New Windsor]. Advance to Peekskill; 

absence of field pieces; danger of surprise to a 

post at Peekskill. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 

Letters to Washington, 2, 319. 33, 311 

1779 Howe, Robert. Before Verplanck s Point [New York]. 

JULY 17 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. Prep 

arations against British work at Verplanck s; 
delay of his artillery; immediate want of pro 
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practicability of storming; danger of being taken 
in the rear. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 2, 320. 33, 312 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. West Point [New York]. To 

JULY 17 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Lack of 

boats, boatmen and harness. L. S. 1 p. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 322. 33, 314 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Stony Point. To [George] Washington 

JULY 17 [New Windsor]. Account of the capture of Stony 

Point; dispositions; the assault; bravery of 

various officers; losses, etc. A. L. S. 5pp. In 

Sparks, 6, 537. 33, 324 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Stony Point. To the Commanding 

JULY 17 Officer of the British ships lying below Stony 

Point. Willingness to exchange British 
wounded. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. E. 235 

1779 Wolcott, Oliver. Horse Neck [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 17 Washington [New Windsor]. His movements 

with militia to protect the Connecticut coast; 
Continental troops at Ridgefield; Connecticut s 
willingness to suffer for the general good ; request 
for two Continental regiments to defend Stam 
ford; British position and strength; troops 
ordered to Peekskill; begs protection for State. 
L. S. 3 pp. 33, 322 

1779 [Washington, George.] Stony Point. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JULY 18 Ham Heath, Ridgefield, Connecticut]. Orders for 

his guidance. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 23 

1779 Blackden, Samuel. Salisbury [Connecticut]. To [George 

JULY 18 Washington, New Windsor]. His charges against 

Col. [Elisha] Sheldon; letter of officers to Shel 
don; dismounted dragoons at Litchfield; Capts. 
[Epaphras] Bull and [John] Strether. Recent 
copy. 2pp. Answered July 21. 33,356 

1779 Eggleston, Joseph, jr. Tappan [New York]. To Maj. 

JULY 18 Henry Lee [jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Ad 

vance of British on east side of the Hudson and 
upon the river; reported that entire Army has 
left New York city. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 332 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

JuLY 18 Washington [New Windsor]. Management of af 

fairs at the Springfield [Massachusetts] arsenal; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1085 

difficulty with Artificers over rations; need of 
regulating the care and distribution of ordnance 
stores in the Eastern Department; want of pow 
der. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered July 25. 

33, 340 

1779 Geary, James. Newburgh [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 18 Washington [New Windsor]. Obtaining a return 

of all the clothing in store; inconvenience of the 
present storehouse; requesting directions re 
specting three hogs-heads of officers clothing. 
A. L. S. for George Measam. 3 pp. 33, 350 
[1779] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [New Windsor.] To [the offi- 

[JULY 18] cer commanding the artillery at Chester, Penn 

sylvania]. Order for artillery horses. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 25 

1779 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 18 ton [New Windsor]. Order for eighty sets of har 

ness and inability to supply more than fifty. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 327 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Bald Hill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 18 Washington [New Windsor]. His march to 

PeekskiU; advance of British and Heath s dis 
position of troops. L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 2, 325. 33, 351 

1779 Heer, Bartholomew von. Blooming Grove [near New 

JULY 18 Windsor, New York]. To George Washington 

[New Windsor]. Complaint of [Brig.] Gen. [An 
thony] Wayne and his aids seizing horses from 
von Heer s men; march of the corps to New 
Windsor; question of forage. A. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 360 

1779 Heer, Bartholomew von. Blooming Grove [New York]. 

JULY 18 Weekly return of the Marechaussee corps. Tabu 

lar statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in pre 
ceding entiy. 33, 361 
1779 Hopkins, David. Pine s bridge [New York]. To the Com- 
JULY 18 manding Officer at Camp [Maj. Gen. William 
Heath, Bald Hill, New York]. Position of the 
enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1779, July 18. 33, 352 
[1779] Howe, R[obert]. Near Verplanck s Point [New York]. To 
[JULY 18] [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Disap 
pointment at delay of yesterday. A. L. S. 1 p. 

33, 329 



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1779 Howe, Robert. Near Verplanck s Point [New York]. To 

JULY 18 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Advance 

of British from White Plains; necessity of a re 
treat. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 325. 33, 330 

[1779] Kiers, E. W. [Suffern s? New York] To [George] Wash- 

[JULYIS] ington [New Windsor]. Forwarding flour; lack 

of salt meat; efforts to forward a supply from 
Pompton and Morristown. L. S. 1 p. Signed 
by order of Simon Phillips. 33, 328 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

JULYIS ington [New Windsor]. Harness for artillery; 

danger to [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe s cannon. 
L. S. 1 p. 33, 335 

1779 Nixon, Thomas. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JULY 18 Washington [New Windsor]. Forwarding re 

cruits; arming of same. A. L. S. 1 p. 33,355 
1779 Peyton, D[ade]. Croton Bridge [New York]. To [Maj.] 

JULY 18 Gen. [William] Heath [Bald Hill, New York]. 

Position of enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1779, July 18. 33, 354 
1779 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George- Wash- 

JULY 18 ington, New Windsor]. Account of the battle of 

Stono Ferry [South Carolina] and other happen 
ings. A. L. S. 4 pp. 33, 333 
1779 Sutherland, A[rthur]. [H. M. S.] Vulture, Haverstraw 
JULY 18 Bay. To [George Washington, New Windsor]. 
Removal of [British] wounded from Stony Point. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 337 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To fMaj. Gen. Wil- 
JULY 19 Ham Heath, Ridgefield, Connecticut]. Disposi 
tion of troops under his command; artillery and 
intrenching tools. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 29 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

JULY 19 Putnam [Smith s Clove]. Orders for disposition 

of the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 27 

1779 Butler, Richard. Fort Montgomery. [New York]. To 

JULY 19 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Reoccu- 

pation of Stony Point by the British. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered July 20. In Sparks, Letters to 

Washington, 2, 328. 33, 367 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1087 

1779 Gibson, George. Smith s Tavern [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 19 Washington [New Windsor]. Transporting can 

non [taken at Stony Point]; escort for a wagon 
brigade of provisions. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 368 
1779 Heath, Wfilliam]. Mandeville s [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 19 Washington [New Windsor]. Disposition of his 

brigades; position of the enemy; Maj. Gen. 
[Robert] Howe s fortunate retreat [from before 
Verplanck s Point]; determination to harass the 
enemy. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 19. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 326. 33, 363 
1779 Heath, Wplliam]. Bald Hill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 19 Washington [New Windsor]. Belief in British 

evacuation of Verplanck s Point; Heath s bri 
gades ordered into the Highlands; position of 
the left wing of Army. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
July 19. 33, 366 

1779 Heath, Wfilliam]. Mandeville s [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 19 Washington [New Windsor]. Intelligence from 

Capt. [David] Hopkins; disposition of brass can 
non [taken at Stony Point]. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered July 19. 33, 368 
1779 Hopkins, David. Newbridge [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. 
JULY 19 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York], 
British army at Sing Sing; sailing of enemy s 
ships up the river. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1779, July 19. 33, 370 
1779 Howe, Robert. Mandeville s [New York]. To [George 
JULY 19 Washington, New Windsor]. Failure to reduce 
Verplanck s Point; retreat; weak state of his 
division. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 327. 33, 364 
1779 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. [New Windsor. To [Lt. Col. 
JULY 19 Udny Hay, Fishkill, New York]. His request for 
arms ; need of harness. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 31 

1779 Parsons, Sfamuel] Hfolden]. [Stamford, Connecticut.] 

JULY 19 Return of buildings burned by British at Fair- 

field. A. D. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 7, 557 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Bene- 

JuLY20 diet] Arnold [Philadelphia]. Postponement of 

his trial. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. In Sparks, 6, 527. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 35 



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1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Moses] 

JULY 20 Hazen [Coos, New Hampshire]. Intelligence from 

Canada; objects of his command and following 

of instructions. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 47 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. [Al- 

JuLY20 exander] McDougall [West Point]. Advance of 

British up the river; preparations to receive 

them. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Richard 

Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 39 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Is- 

JULY 20 rael Putnam, Smith s Clove]. General directions 

governing the movement of troops in case of 

British advance. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 33 

1779 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

JULY 20 thur] St. Clair [Smith s Clove ?]. Fortification of 

hill in front of Fort Putnam. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 37 

1779 WLashington,] G[eorge]. [New Windsor.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 20 [Anthony] Wayne [Near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Query concerning [Capt. John] Archer; 
report of the recapture [of Stony Point]. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. IX, pt. 2, 41 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 20 Anthony Wayne, near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Enjoining watchfulness of enemy; scout 

boats. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 

Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 43 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Mandeville s [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 20 Washington [New Windsor]. Forwarding intelli 

gence. L. S. 1 p. 33, 381 

1779 Hopkins, David. [Newbridge, New York] To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 20 William Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. March. 

of enemy toward Tarrytown. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1779, July 20. 

33, 



1779 Johnson, H[enry]. Goshen [New York]. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 20 [Anthony] Wayne [Smith s Clove ?]. Requesting 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1089 

permission for two officers to go into New York 
for necessaries for Stony Point prisoners. Re 
cent copy. 1 p. 33, 373 

1779 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. New Windsor. To [Brig. 

JULY 20 Gen. William Woodford, near Dean Forest, New 

York]. Station of his brigade. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 45 

1779 Morgan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JULY 20 [New Windsor]. Charges against Dr. [William] 

Shippen [jr.]; postponement of his trial ; his sus 
pension; tampering with witnesses; Dr. [Benja 
min] Rush s knowledge; Shippen s influence. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 376 

1779 [Nixon, John.] Continental Village. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JuLY20 Ham] Heath, Mandeville s. March of British 

to ward Tarry town and return of the fleet down the 
river; Nixon s march to the Continental Village. 
Unsigned letter. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1779, July 20. 33, 382 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Stamford ? Connecticut]. To 

JULY 20 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Report of 

number of buildings destroyed at Norwalk ; bru 
tality of British. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 388 

[1779] Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Memorandum of buildings de- 

[JULY 20] stroyed at Norwalk and Fair-field by the British. 

Contemporary copy by Robert Hanson Harrison. 
1 p. Original, enclosed in preceding entry, sent 
by Washington to Congress with letter of 1779, 
Aug. 6. 33, 389 

1779 Scott, Charles. Petersburg [Virginia]. To [George] Wash- 

JuLY20 ington [New Windsor], Delay in forwarding 

troops to the southward from want of clothing; 
number of troops forwarded; desertion among 
the new levies; need of authority to punish; 
acceptance of resignations of officers; necessary 
payments of money from refusal of people to 
accept certificates ; returns ; difficulty of obtain 
ing ensigns. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 384 

1779 Skinner, Abraham. Goshen [New York], List of [British] 

JULY 20 officers on parole sent from Stony Point to 

Easton [Pennsylvania], Tabular list of names. 

A. D. S. Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 

1779, July 20. W 

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1779 Skinner, Abraham. [Goshen, New York.] List of 

JULY 20 wounded [British] privates sent into New York 

from Stony Point. Tabular list of names, with 
memorandum of wounded officers sent in. A. D. 
S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Skinner to Harrison, 1779, 
July 20. W 

1779 Skinner, Abraham. Goshen [New York]. Eeturn of pris- 

JULY 20 oners taken from British at Stony Point. Tabu 

lar list of names. A. D. S. 5 pp. Enclosed in 
Skinner to Harrison, 1779, July 20. W 

1779 Skinner, Abraham. Goshen [New York]. General return 

JULY 20 of prisoners taken at Stony Point. Tabular 

statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Skinner 
to Harrison, 1779, July 20. W 

1779 Skinner, Abraham. Goshen [New York], To [Lt.] Col. 

JULY 20 R[obert] H[anson] Harrison [New Windsor]. 

Transmits return of prisoners taken at Stony 
Point; requests directions as to issue of rations 
to the women and children. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1779 Skinner, Abraham. Goshen [New York], List of [British] 

JULY 20 prisoners wounded on their attempt to escape 

from the guards July 16 and left at Kakiat on 
the march from Stony Point. Tabular state 
ment. D.S. Ip. Enclosed in Skinner to Harri 
son, 1779, July 20. W 

1779 Steuben, [Baron]. Newburgh. To [George] Washington 

JULY 20 [New Windsor], Plan for formation of Massa 

chusetts and North Carolina brigades; light 
companies of Massachusetts and Connecticut and 
the Light Infantry; recruits for the Massachu 
setts regiment. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 374 

1779 Taylor, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 20 Washington [New Windsor]. Designs of the 

enemy; reported reenforcement of 6000 troops 

from England. A. L. S. 1 p. 33, 375 

1779 Woodford, William. June s [Tavern, New York]. To [Lt. 

JULY 20 Col. Richard Kidder Meade, New Windsor]. 

Safe arrival of artillery at Suffern s; baggage and 

commissary stores of his brigade. 1 p. 33, 386 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

JULY 20 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Conduct 

of [John] Archer and Maj. [Benjamin] Fishbourn 



COEBESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1091 

[at Stony Point]; officers who led the advance; 
returns; departure of the enemy from Stony 
Point. A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Lt. Col. [Samuel] 

JULY 21 Blackden [Salisbury, Connecticut]. His resigna 

tion. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 53 

1779 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 21 [William] Woodford [near Fort Montgomery, 

New York]. Indications of evacuation of Stony 

and Verplanck s Points [by the British]. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 51 

1779 Butler, Lord. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. Return of 

JULY 21 quartermasters stores arrived at Wyoming since 

June 23. Tabular statement. Contemporary 

copy by Peter Bryan Bruin. 1 p. 93, 264 

1779 Fishbourn, Benjamin. Fort Montgomery [New York], 

JULY 21 Return of the killed and wounded of the Light 

Infantry at the storm of Stony Point. Tabular 

statement. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1779 Glover, John. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To [George] Wash- 

JuLY21 ington [West Point]. Fatigue of troops; success 

at Stony Point. L. S. 1 p. 33, 394 

1779 Hallett, J[onathan]. Crompond [New York]. To Corporal 

JULY 21 Trotler [Crompond]. Orders to convey three 

prisoners and two deserters to [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

Nixon. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 

Washington, 1779, July 22. 33, 410$ 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Mandeville s [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 21 Waslu ngton [West Point]. Report of five British 

vessels being at Peekskill. L. S. 1 p. 33, 390 

1779 Lee, Henry, jr. [Haverstraw, New York.] To [George] 

JULY 21 Washington [West Point]. Relanding of British 

at Stony Point; British wounded sent aboard 

their ships. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 405 

1779 Moylan, Stephen. Ridgefield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 21 Washington [West Point]. Detachment left at 

Peekskill; tired condition of horses; position of 

enemy; infantry promised from [Maj.] Gen. 

[William] Heath. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 391 



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1779 Nixon, John. Continental Village [New York]. To Maj. 

JULY 21 Gen. [William] Heath, Mandeville s [New York]. 

Troops aboard vessels in the river and at Ver- 
planck s Point. L. S. 1 p. 33, 400 

1779 Putnam, Israel. Buttermilk Falls [New York]. To 

JULY 21 [George] Washington [West Point]. Delay in 

delivering Washington s orders to [Brig.] Genls. 
[Peter] Muhlenberg and [William] W T oodford; 
Putnam s call for a meeting of the general offi 
cers. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 395 
1779 Woodford, William. June s [Tavern, Suffern s, New York]. 
JULY 21 To [George Washington, West Point]. Arrival of 
baggage and artillery of the Virginia division; 
Muhlenberg s brigade; Neville s regiment [4th 
Virginia]. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 22. 

33, 387 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [James Geary, 
[JULY 22] Newburgh, New York]. Directions governing the 

issue of clothing to cavalry, artillery and the Ad 
ditional Continental regiments. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 67 

1779 Washington, George. West Point To James Hallett, 

JULY 22 State Prison, Philadelphia. His conduct; refers 

him to Board of War or Marine Committee for a 

hearing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. E. 239 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To Maj. [Henry] Lee 

JULY 22 [jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Watchfulness of 

enemy s movements; escort of prisoners. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX ; pt. 2, 59 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To William Palfrey 

JULY 22 [Philadelphia]. Settlement of accounts. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison 

B. IX, pt. 2, 65 

1779 Washington, George. West Point, To Col. [Goose] Van 

JULY 22 Schaick [Albany]. Forwarding commissions for 

officers; success at Stony Point. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 57 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

JuLY22 liam] Woodford [Near Fort Montgomery, New 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1093 

York]. Movement of troops ; forwarding of pris 
oners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 55 

1779 Barber, F[rancis]. [Wyoming, Pennsylvania.] Return of 

JULY 22 men fit for duty at Wyoming. Tabular state 

ment. Contemporary copy by Peter Bryan 
Bruin. 1 p. 93, 263 

1779 Board of General Officers. [Smith s Clove, New York]. 

JULY 22 On best dispositions for defense of West Point 

in case of attack. Members: Maj. Genls. [Israel] 
Putnam, [Baron] de Kalb, Brig. Genls. [William] 
Smallwood, [Peter] Muhlenberg and [Mordecai] 
Gist. D. S. of Putnam. 4 pp. M. 1, 397 

1779 Harrison, Robert Hfanson]. [West Point.] To [Abraham 

JULY 22 Skinner] Goshen [New York]. Prisoner affairs. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. IX, pt. 2, 61 

1779 Heath, William. Mandeville s [New York] To [George] 

JULY 22 Washington [West Point]. Forwarding prison 

ers and deserters. L. S. 1 p. 33, 410 

1779 Henderson, John. Near West Point. To [George] Washing- 

JULY22 ton [West Point]. Claim to rank. A.L.S. 2pp. 

33, 401 

1779 Lee, Henry, jr. Haverstraw [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 22 Washington [West Point]. British embarkation; 

object of the expedition; deserters from the 

enemy; British fortification work at Stony 

Point. A. L. S. 3 pp. 33, 403 

1779 Nixon, John. Continental Village [New York]. To Maj. 

JULY 22 Gen. [William] Heath [MandeviUe s, New York]. 

Forwarding prisoners and a deserter. L. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1779, July 22. 

33, 411 

1779 Nixon, John. Continental Village [New York]. To Maj. 

JULY 22 Gen. [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. 

British ships in the river. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Heath to Washington, 1779, July 22. 33, 412 

1779 Potbury, Henry. Boston. Affidavit as to British fleet 

JULY 22 from the West Indies. Contemporary copy by 

George Gibbs. 1 p. C. C. 152, 7, 463 

1779 Spencer, Oliver. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

JULY 22 Washington [West Point]. Unsettled state of his 

regiment; arrangement desired; requests com- 



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missions. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Harri 
son: "Ansd. by writing the Bd. War 8, Aug. 1779 
to transmit Commissns." 33, 408 

The letter of Aug. 8 to the Board of War is in A, IV, pt. 2, 205, 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Philip John] Schuy- 

JuLY23 ler [Albany]. Intelligence from the frontier; ex 

change of prisoners and other Indian matters; 
capture of Stony Point. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 69 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 23 [John] Glover [Peekskill, New York]. Board of 

officers for arrangement of the Massachusetts 

line. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 73 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. Nathaniel Gist 

JULY 24 and officers of the Virginia line [Smith s Clove]. 

Charges against the Virginia brigade relative to 

the attack on Stony Point. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Caleb Gibbs. B. IX, pt. 2, 87 

The officers addressed were: Gist, Lt. Col. Surges Ball, Majors Saml. 
Jordan Cabell, John Lee and Thos. Meriwether. 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JULY 24 Ham Heath Mandeville s, New York]. Desires 

knowledge of enemy s designs; [Col. Stephen] 

Moylan s cavalry to join Glover s brigade. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 75 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. Heath 

JULY 24 and Board [to arrange the Massachusetts line, 

Peekskill]. Transmitting papers; [Lt.] Col. 
[Robert Hanson] Harrison s acquaintance with 
the business. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 1, 77 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Col. [Stephen] 

JULY 24 Moylan [Peekskill, New York]. Orders to join 

Glover s brigade. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Richard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 85 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 24 [Arthur] St. Clair [Smith s Clove ?] Appointment 

of a board to settle rank disputes. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 81 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Philip John] 

JULY 24 Schuyler, Saratoga [New York]. Acknowledge- 



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ment of Mrs. Schuyler s favor; capture of Stony 
Point. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

P. I, pt. 2, 417 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. William 

JULY 24 Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Smith s Clove]. Orders 

to march to Suffern s; general directions for his 
government. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. IX, P t. 2, 79 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

JULY 24 [Oliver] Wolcott [Horseneck, Connecticut]. Ina 

bility to aid Connecticut by detachment from the 
Army; Glover s brigade at Ridge/field. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 83 
1779 Cook, Lois. New Haven [Connecticut]. Affidavit of mur- 

JULY 24 der of Elisha Tuthill by the British. D. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 57 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. Richard But- 

JULY 25 ler [Fort Montgomery, New York]. Reconnois- 

sance of Stony Point ; strength of works, etc. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 99 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. 

JULY 25 Horatio Gates, Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Artificers rations; distribution of ordnance 
stores; capture of Stony Point; British naval 
movements. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 91 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Conrad Alex- 

JULY 25 andre] Gerard [de Rayneval, Philadelphia]. In 

troducing [Lt.] Col. [Francois Louis Teisseydre, 
Marquis de] Fleury; his distinguished merit. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil 
ton. D. I, pt. 1, 133 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JULY 25 liam] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Recon- 

noissance of Verplanck s Point; watchfulness of 

country people; case of Elisha Daniels. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. IX, pt. 2, 93 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Henry Lee, jr., 

JULY 25 Haverstraw, New York]. Obtaining intelligence 

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east side of river, etc. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt, 2, 105 

1779 Washington,] G[eorgej. West Point. To Lt. Col. [David] 

JULY 25 Mason [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Trouble 

over rations at Springfield; management of 

refractory soldiers; courts-martial. Draft. 2 

pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 101 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point] To Ma j. Gen. [Arthur] 

JULY 25 St. Clair [Smith s Clove]. Appointment of board 

to adjust disputes of rank in the Pennsylvania 

line. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt, 2, 97 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [William Alex- 

JULY 25 ander] Lord [Stirling, Smith s Clove]. Caution in 

his march to Sufiran s [Suffern s]. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 95 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

JULY 25 Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Writing fluids 

for secret agents ; strength of enemy s force at New 

York, Long Island, etc. ; sailing of a British fleet. 

Auto, draft signed. 2pp. B. IX, pt. 2, 103 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] West Point To [Col.] Jeremiah 

JULY 25 Wadsworth [Goshen, New York]. Laying up of 

magazines at Middlebrook. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 107 

1779 [Gates, Horatio.] [Providence, Rhode Island]. To [George 

JULY 25 Washington, West Point]. Intelligence ; escape 

of prisoners of war from Boston. Extract by 

Alexander Hamilton. C. C. 152, 7, 459 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. New Windsor, New York. Certificate 

JULY 25 o f Lt. Col. Fleury having been the first to enter 

the main works at Stony Point and to strike the 

British flag. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

33, 416 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Henry 

JULY 26 Lee, jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Corps matters 

and intelligence. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Richard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 111 



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1779 Ailing, Charles. New Haven [Connecticut]. Affidavit of 

JULY 26 appearance of dead bodies of certain New Haven 

men. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Parsons to 
Washington, 1779, July 31. C. C. 152, 7, 565 
1779 Beers, Elias. New Haven. Affidavit of murder of his 

JULY 26 father by the British, with corroboration of same 

by Isaac Beers. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Par 
sons to Washington, 1779, July 31. 

C. C. 152, 7, 567 

1779 Collins, John. New Haven. Affidavit of brutality of 

JULY 26 British soldiers. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Par 

sons to Washington, 1779, July 31. 

C. C. 152, 7, 547 

1779 Council of General Officers. [West Point.] On Muster 

JULY 26 Master s Department and dispute between Doc 

tors [John] Morgan and [William] Shippen [jr.] 
Members: The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. 
Heath, Greene, St. Clair, Howe, de Kalb, McDou- 
gall, Steuben; Brig. Genls. Nixon, Parsons, 
Smallwood, Knox, Paterson, Wayne, Hunting- 
ton, Duportail, Gist and Irvine. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton and Robert Han 
son Harrison. F. II, pt. 1, 325 
1779 Council of War. West Point. On general disposition of 
JULY 26 the Army and move against the enemy. Mem 
bers: The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. 
Putnam, Heath, Greene, St Clair, Howe, de Kalb, 
McDougall, Steuben; Brig. Genls. Nixon, Par 
sons, Smallwood, Knox, Wayne, Huntington, 
Duportail, Gist and Irvine. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. F. II, 331 
1779 Gatter, Martin. New Haven. Affidavit of brutality of 
JULY 26 the British. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Parsons 
to Washington, 1779, July 31. C. C. 152, 7, 561 

1779 Townsend, Sarah. New Haven [Connecticut]. Affidavit 

JULY 26 of brutality of British soldiers. D. S. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1779, July 

31. C. C. 152, 7, 551 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. Theodorick 

JULY 27 Bland, Petersburg [Virginia]. Conditions under 

which Convention officers may visit Canada; 

punishment of deserters. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 119 



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1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Louis 

JULY 27 Le Begue] Du Portail [West Point]. Arrange 

ment of officers of Sappers and Miners; recruit 
ing the corps. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 113 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 27 [Charles] Scott [Virginia]. Delays in forwarding 

troops to the Carolinas; critical situation of 
Charleston; desertions; hospital matters; resig 
nations. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 115 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Lt. Col. [John] 
JULY 27 Taylor [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Obtaining 
information of enemy at New York. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 125 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Lt.] Col. [Benja- 

JULY 27 min] Temple, Charleston [South Carolina]. Per 

mission to attend the General Court; horses for 
officers of the regiment. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 123 

[1779] Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. [West Point.] Opinion in 

[JULY 27] answer to queries in council of war of July 26. 

D. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. F. II, pt. 1, 401 

1779 Gist, M[ordecai]. [West Point.] To [George] Washington 

JULY 27 [West Point]. Opinion in answer to queries in 

council of war of July 26. A. L. S. 1 p. 

F. II, pt. 1, 409 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. [West Point.] To [George] Washing- 

JULY 27 ton [West Point]. Opinion in answer to queries 

in council of war of July 26. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

F. II, pt. 1, 341 

1779 Heath. W[illiam]. Mandeville s [New York]. To [George] 

J ULY 27 Washington [West Point]. Opinion in answer to 

queries in council of war of July 26. A. L. S. 

3 pp. F. II, pt. 1, 335 

1779 Howe, Robert. Robinson s Farm [New York.] To 

JuLY27 [George Washington, West Point], Opinion in 

answer to queries in council of war of July 26. 

L. S. 9 pp. F. II, pt. 1, 353 



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Huntington, Jedidiah. Neilson s Point [New York], To 
[George] Washington [West Point]. Opinion in 
answer to queries in council of war of July 26. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. F. II, pt, 1, 397 

Irvine, William. Near West Point. To [George] Washing 
ton [West Point]. Opinion in answer to queries 
in council of war of July 26. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

F. II, pt. 1, 405 

Kalb, Baron de. Buttermilk Falls [New York]. To 
[George] Washington [West Point], Opinion in 
answer to queries in council of war of July 26. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. F. II, pt. 1, 349 

Knox, Henry. West Point. To [George] Washington 
{West Point]. Opinion in answer to queries in 
council of war of July 26. A. L. S. 7 pp. 

F. II, pt. 1, 383 

McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George Wash 
ington, West Point]. Opinion in answer to 
queries in council of war of July 26. A. L. S. 
2 pp. F. II, pt. 1, 365 

M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. [West Point]. [Brig.] Gen. 
[Mordecai] Gist [Middlebrook]. Orders for Col. 
[David] Hall. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 117 

Nixon, John. Continental Village [New York]. To 
[George] Washington [West Point]. Opinion in 
answer to queries in council of war of July 26. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. F. II, pt. 1, 373 

Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Near Robinson s [New York]. 
To [George] Washington [West Point]. Opinion 
in answer to queries in council of war of July 26. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. F. II, pt. 1, 377 

St. Clair, Arthur. [West Point.] To [George] Washington 
[West Point]. Opinion in answer to queries in 
council of war of July 26. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

F. II, pt. 1, 345 

[Shippen, William, jr.] [Middlebrook.] To [George Wash 
ington, Middlobrook]. Fear of resignation of 
physicians and surgeons unless Congress attend 
to their memorials. Contemporary copy by Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. 1 p. C. C. 152, 7, 233 



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1779 Smallwood, William. Sandy Beach [New York]. To 

JULY 27 [George] Washington [West Point]. Opinion in 

answer to queries in council of war of July 26. 

A. L. S. 1 p. F. II, pt. 1, 381 

[1779] Steuben, [Baron]. [West Point.] Opinion in answer to 

[JULY 27] queries in council of war of July 26. Translation 

by Alexander Hamilton. 3 pp. 

F. II, pt. 1, 369 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JULY 27 [West Point]. Opinion in answer to queries in 

council of war of July 26. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

F. II, pt. 1, 393 

1779 Washington, George. West Point Certificate of service 

JULY 28 of Lt. Col. [Marquis de] Fleury. Draft signed. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

In Sparks, 6, 307. B. IX, pt. 2, 131 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] Instructions to 

JULY 28 Maj. Gen. Robert Howe [Peekskill, New York]. 

Orders to take post at Ridgefield or Pound Ridge; 
objects of the command. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 
6, 305. B. IX, pt. 2, 127 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To [William Alex- 

Jm/sr28 ander,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York]. 

False report of British movements; orders to 

examine the country, locate roads, etc.; arrest 

of James Geary. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 139 

1779 Board of Field Officers, Pennsylvania Line. Opinion on 

JULY 28 reinstatement of Lt. Daniel Brodhead [jr.] into 

the line. D. S: Richard Hump ton, Walter Stew 
art, Jno. Murray, J: Grier, F. Mentges, J: Moore, 
Chrisr. Stuart, Thomas L. Byles. 1 p. W 

1779 Daggett, Naphtali. New Haven [Connecticut]. Affidavit 

JULY 28 o f brutality of British soldiers. D. S. 3 pp. 

Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1779, July 

31. C. C. 152, 7, 553 

1779 English, Abigail. New Haven. Affidavit of murder of 

JULY 28 Benjamin English by the British. D. S. 1 p. 

. Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1779, July 

31. C. C. 152, 7, 549 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1101 

1779 Gatter, Christiana. New Haven. Affidavit of brutality of 

JULY 28 British soldiers. Transcript. Original enclosed 

in Parsons to Washington, 1779, July 31. 

C. C. 169, 5, 434 

1779 M[eade,J R[ichard] KJidder]. West Point. To Maj. 

H[enry] Lee [jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Ar 
ranging for interview with the Commander in 
chief. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 133 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Capt. [Oliver] 

JULY 29 Clarke [Rhode Island]. His right to pay. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison 

B. IX, pt. 2, 145 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ho- 

JULY 29 ratio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Capt. 

[Oliver] Clarke and pay of supernumerary offi 
cers; sailing of reinforcements from England; 
treatment of prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 163 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

JULY 29 Glover [Peekskill, New York]. Resignation of 

Maj. [David] Bradish; Maj. Gen. [Robert] Howe 

to command at Peekskill ; rum supply. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. B. IX, pt. 2, 141 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. James Liv- 

JuLY29 ingston [Rhode Island?]. His accounts; deser 

tions, incorporation of officers; clothing. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 143 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Col. Charles 

JULY 29 Stewart Philadelphia ?]. Orders to form a maga 

zine of provisions near New Windsor. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 

JULY 29 Sullivan, Wyoming, Pennsylvania]. Delinquency 

in Quartermaster and Commissary Departments 
in furnishing supplies for the Western Expedi 
tion. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 135 

1779 Culper, Samuel, jr. [New York.] To John Bolton [Maj. 

JULY 29 Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. 

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from England ; expected reenf orcements ; move 
ments of British troops; embarkation intended 
for Carolina; fortifying at New York; secret 
service matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 421 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Lt. Col. Robert 

JULY 30 Ballard, Virginia]. His resignation. Draft. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 161 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. Christopher 

JULY 30 Greene, Rhode Island?] Arrangement of his 

regiment and case of Capt. [Thomas] Arnold. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil 
ton. B. IX, pt. 2, 157 
1779 Washington], G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Ben- 
JULYSO jamin Lincoln, Charleston, South Carolina]. 
Wound of [Lt.] Col. [John] Laurens; lethargy 
of the States and strength of Army ; capture of 
Stony Point ; the Virginia levies ; the manceuver 
[at Charleston]. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. EK, pt. 2, 149 
1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Lt. Col. [Samuel] 
JULY 30 Smith, Baltimore. His discharge. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 159 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JULY 30 [Anthony] Wayne [Haverstraw, New York]. 

Value of his assistance; arrival of [Charles, Earl] 

Cornwallis and British reenforcements. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. In Ford, 8, 2, note. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 153 

1779 Hamilton, Alexander]. [West Point.] To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 30 Anthony Wayne, Haverstraw, New York]. Case 

of Lt. Col. [William] Williams. Draft. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 155 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To George Measam, 

JULY 31 Springfield [Massachusetts]. Hats; Commissary 

of Hides at Albany; forwarding of clothing; 

Henry Pynchon. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 167 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To [Lt.] Col. 

JULY 31 [Anthony Walton] White [Lancaster? Perm- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1103 

sylvania]. Thanks for present of bridle, stirrups 
and spurs. Auto, draft in 3d person. 1 p. 

P. I, pt. 2, 427 

1779 General Court-martial. West Point. Proceedings in trial 

JULY 31 of James Geary for threatening an officer and 

partiality in distributing clothing. D. S. J. 
Durkee, President. 7 pp. W 

1779 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. West Point. To [Col. 

JULY 31 Christian Febiger, West Point]. Leave of ab 

sence and promotion of his sergeants. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 165 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Stamford ? Connecticut]. To 

JULY 31 George Washington [West Point]. Transmitting 

depositions of British barbarity. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 487 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [West Point?] Instructions [to 

[JULY] James Geary] Newburgh. Clothing issues to 

officers ; amounts, etc. Contemporary extract by 

Geary. 2 pp. W 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [West Point] "Thoughts on the 

[JULY?] ways by which West Pt. may be attempted by 

the Enemy." A. D. 3 pp. Ml, 393 

[1779] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [West Point.] To [George] 

[JULY] Measam [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Order to 

deliver clothing to Maj. Benjamin Whitcomb. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 109 

Kosciuszko, Thaddeus. [West Point.] To [George Wash 
ington, West Point]. Want of masons and lime; 
use of teams ; sick carpenters ; need of a stone 
cutter. A. L. S. 2 pp. 33, 423 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

AUG. 1 thaaael Greene, West Point]. Case against Col. 

[Robert Lettis] Hooper [jr]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 177 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

AUG. 1 Ham Heath, Mandeville s, New York]. Permis 

sion for Capt. [David] Hopkins to purchase 
horses. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 171 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

AUG. 1 ert] Howe [Ridgefield, New York]. Reports of 



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enemies movements. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 179 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To Col. [Stephen] 

AUG. 1 Moylan [Peekskill, New York]. The command at 

Ridgefield; his request for hard money and ac 
coutrements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 183 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. l [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Connecticut]. Intel 

ligence; [Lt. Ralph] Pomeroy s appointment [as 
Auditor for settling the Connecticut clothing 
deficiency for 1777] and consequent necessity of 
his resignation from the line of the Army. 
Draft. 1 p. In nandwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 181 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 

AUG. 1 Sullivan, Wyoming, Pennsylvania], Indian dep 

redation at Minisink; report of situation in the 
Indian country; numbers, reenforcements ex 
pected from Canada, etc.; capture of Stony 
Point. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 173 

1779 Board of Field Officers, Pennsylvania Line. West Point. 

AUG. 1 Report on claim of rank of Capt>lt. [John] Hen 

derson. Contemporary copy by Caleb Gibbs of a 
D. S: Richard Hump ton, Walter Stewart, John 
Murray, Caleb North, and Christopher Stuart. W 

The original of this report was transmitted to Prest. Joseph Reed by 
Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clalr. 

1779 Knox, H[enry]. West Point. Estimate of the ordnance 

AUG. 1 and ordnance stores taken from the enemy at 

Stony Point and their value in dollars. D. S. 
4 pp. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. Ann Hawkes 

AtJG - 2 H a y> Orange County, New York]. His applica 

tion for clothing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 187 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Henry Lee, 

AUG. 2 jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Intelligence; em 

ployment of spies. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 189 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 3 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Trial 



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of deserters and power of brigade court-martials. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade and Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 191 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 3 James Clinton [Otsego Lake, New York]. Trans 

mitting copy of letter from [Maj.] Gen. [John] 
Sullivan. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 195 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

AUG. 3 Ham] Heath and Board of General Officers [Man- 

deville s, New York]. Arrangement of the Massa 
chusetts line and memorial from Col. [John] Bay- 
ley s officers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 185 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. Goose Van 

AUG. 3 Schaick, Albany]. Capture of Lt. [WUliam] Scud- 

der; intelligence from Canada. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 197 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [William Alex- 

AUG. 3 ander,] Lord [Stirling, SufFern s, New York]. 

Rumors of French and British fleets; collection 

of forage; magazine at Pompton. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 193 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 

AUG. 4 Sullivan, near Tuscarora, Pennsylvania]. Trans 

mitting Sullivan s orders to [Brig.] Gen. [James] 
-- Clinton; best wishes for the expedition. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 199 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Rob- 

AUG. 4 ert Howe, Ridgefield, New York]. Removal of 

militia stationed at Horseneck. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 201 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Lt.] Col. [John] 

AUG. 5 Taylor, Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. Obtaining 

and transmitting intelligence. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 203 
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1779 Knox, Hfenry] West Point. Appraisement of musical in- 

AUG. 5 struments taken at Stony Point. D. S. 1 p. W 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Robert 

AUG. 6 Howe, Ridgefield, New York]. Destination of a 

British fleet; secret service matter; news from 

the South. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 221 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] West Point. To Col. [Stephen] 

AUG. 6 Moylan [Near Ridgefield? New York]. Disposi 

tion of his force; British naval expedition; stroke 
against [Lt. Col. Andreas] Emmerich s corps. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 213 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Israel 

AUG. 6 Putnam and Board of General Officers, Smith s 

Clove]. Arrangement of the artillery. L. S. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 205 

1779 Howe, Robert. Salem [New York]. To [George Wash- 

AUG. 6 ington, West Point]. Lt. Col. [Anthony Walton] 

White s raid within the British lines. Contem 
porary copy by Tench Tilghman. 3 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 477 

1779 Olney, George. Return of vessels, boats and scows em- 

AuG - 6 ployed in public service at Fishkill, West Point, 

etc. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 2 pp. W 

[1779] "723." [Culper, Samuel, jr.] [New York.] To "721" 

" M 29 -" [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford ?, New York.] 

Receipt of vials [chemical for secret writing]; 
movements of British ships ; difficulty in learning 
position of troops; troops at Long and Staten 
Islands, New York and Lloyd s Neck; fortifica 
tions ; reports from the West Indies; detachment 
from New York for the South ; naval intelligence ; 
impossibility of shortening route for his letters. 
A. L. S. In cipher. 2 pp. 34, 6 

Translation by Hamilton and McHenry, 34, 4. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

AuG - 7 thanael] Greene [West Point]. [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

Sullivan s complaints to Congress. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 215 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1107 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Kobert Erskine 

AUG. 7 [New Jersey ?] Survey of roads in New Jersey 

and Connecticut. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 219 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Thomas] 

AUG. 7 Nixon [near the Continental Village, New York]. 

Forwarding of called in money to Philadelphia. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 217 

1779 lewis, Morgan. Albany. To [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Ham- 

AUG. 7 ilton [West Point]. Case of Patrick Smith; re- 

embursement for damage sustained. A. L. S. 

3 pp. Haml. 2, 32 

1779 Board of General Officers. [West Point.] Report on rank 

AUG. 8 in the artillery. D. S: Israel Putnam, Nath 

Greene, Arthur St. Clair, Banr de Kalb, M. Gist, 
Wm. Irvine. 3 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. Published in General Orders, 
Aug. 10. W 

1779 Lamb, John. West Point. To Board of General Officers 

AUG. 8 for settling rank in artillery [West Point]. His 

rank. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

AUG. 9 Ham] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. [Lt.] Col. 

[Anthony Walton] White s exploit; case of one 

Daniels. Draft signed. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 221 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

AUG. 9 ert] Howe [Ridgefield, New York]. [Lt.] Col. 

[Anthony Walton] White s exploit. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 223 

1779 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 9 Robert Howe, Ridgefield, New York]. The 

present situation; value of militia; intentions of 
the British. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 225 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

AUG. 10 liam] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Appre 

hension of a loyalist. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 229 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

AUG. 10 liam] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Proposed 

attempt upon Lloyd s Neck; distribution of 
Connecticut recruits; exchange of one Leach. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Hemy. B. IX, pt. 2, 231 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Maj. H[emy] 

AUG. 10 Lee [jr., Haverstraw, New Jersey]. Proposed 

attempt on Paulus Hook; general considerations. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. In Sparks, 6,317. B. IX, pt, 2, 237 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Lt. Col. [John] 

AUG. 10 Taylor [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Obtaining 

intelligence; inquiry as to enemy s collection of 
wagons. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 235 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Theo- 

AUG. 11 dorick] Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Per 

mission for Maj. Genls. [William] Phillips and 
Baron Riedesel to go to New York on parole; 
route to be followed. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. In Sparks, 6, 318. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 249 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 11 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Baron Steuben and arrangement of Army under 
Gates. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 239 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. Henry Jack- 
AUG. 11 son, Peekskill ? New York]. Case of Dr. [Calvin] 
Scott. Draft. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 245 
1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 
AUG. 11 liam] Smallwood, New Windsor [New York]. 
Investigation of conduct of [James] Geary. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 241 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] Statement of 

AUG. 12 strength of the Army, by States; reenforcements 

expected, etc. Auto, draft. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

following entry. B. IX, pt. 2, 265 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] West Point. To Elijah Hunter 

AUG. 12 [Bedford, New York], Information of strength 

of Army; reenforcements, supplies, etc. to be 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1109 

conveyed to the enemy. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 263 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj . [Henry] Lee 

AUG. 12 [jr.j Haverstraw, New York]. Consideration of 

proposed attack [on Paulus Hook]. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 261 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [Stephen] 

AUG. 12 Moylan [near Pound Ridge, New York]. Leave 

of absence; expenditures for secret service. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. IX, pt. 2, 257 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alexan- 

AUG. 12 der,] Lord [Stirling, Suffern s New York]. The 

proposed attack on Paulus Hook; strength of 
attacking force and general arrangements. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 251 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [William Alex- 

AUG. 12 ander,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York]. 

Promotions in the 2d Virginia state regiment. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. IX, pt. 2, 253 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Lt. Col. [John] Tay- 

AUG. 12 lor [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Secret service 

matters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 259 

[1779] Scammell, Alexander. [West Point.] Return of Colonels 

[AUG. 12] of brigades. Tabular statement of names. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Washington to Elijah Hunter, 

1779, Aug. 12. B. IX, pt. 2, 26 

1779 "722." [Culper, Samuel.] [Setauket, Long Island.] To 

AUG. 12 " 721" [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford ? New 

York]. Purpose of Queen s Rangers crossing the 
Sound; capture of certain persons; policy in 
being himself taken; [Gov. William] "Judas" 
Try on; embarkation at New York; Culper, jr s 
business affairs. A. L. S. 4 pp. 34, 12 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj . Gen. [Wil- 

AUG. 13 liam] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. His in 

tended visit. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 269 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [John] 

AUG. 13 Lamb [Fishkill, New York]. Appointment of 

regimental paymaster, quartermaster and adju 
tant; his resignation. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 271 

1779 Moylan, Stephen. Greenwich [Connecticut]. To [George] 

AUG. 13 Washington [West Point]. Permission to visit 

his wife ; expense of obtaining secret intelligence ; 
justice of Moylan s account. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

34, 15 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

AUG. 14 ert] Howe [Suffern s]. Arrest of Col. [Charles] 

Armand[-Tuffin]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry . B. IX, pt. 2, 275 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 14 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Orders to 

estimate cannon necessary for Highland de 
fenses. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 277 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point To Col. [Elisha] 
AUG. 14 Sheldon [near Pound Ridge, New Jersey]. Re 
cruiting his regiment. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 279 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

AUG. 14 Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Arms and re 

cruiting of dragoons; employment of a secret 
agent. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 281 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Authority [to Maj. 

AUG. 15 Gen. Nathanael Greene] to impress forty teams. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 297 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Robert] 

AUG. 15 Howe, Greenwich [New York]. Discouraging 

projected expedition on Long Island Sound. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 285 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

AUG. 15 ert] Howe [Greenwich, New York]. Status of 

citizens as objects of capture or exchange. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 255 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1111 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

AUG. 15 Ham] Smallwood [New Windsor, New York]. In 

vestigation of [James] Geary s conduct; case of 
Aaron Fairchild. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 287 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

AUG. 15 Sullivan [Tioga, New York]. Junction with 

[Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton and supplies; news 
of French victory in the West Indies; Sullivan s 
health. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 283 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

AUG. 15 Wadsworth [Hartford]. [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sulli 

van and his need of supplies. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 293 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [An- 

AUG. 15 thony] Wayne [near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Money to be distributed among the 
stormers of Stony Point. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 289 

1779 "722" [Culper, Samuel.] [Setauket, Long Island]. To 

AUG. 15 721" [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford ? New 

York.] Jonas Hawkins destruction of [Samuel] 
Culper, jr s letter; suspicions of British as to the 
correspondence; appointment with [Lt.] C[aleb] 
Brewster; watchfulness of the enemy. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Partly in cipher. 34, 17 

Translation by James McHenry, 34, 19. 

1779 Sullivan, John. Tioga [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 15 ton [West Point]. Account of the destruction of 

Chemung. Contemporary copy by James Mc 
Henry. 4 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 867 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Dr. [John] Cochran 

AUG. 16 [West Point]. Invitation to Mrs. Cochran and 

Mrs. Livingston; the dinner to be expected. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In Ford, 8, 18. 

P. I, pt. 2, 449 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Lt. Vaschel 

AUG. 16 Burgess [West Point]. His resignation. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. IX, pt. 2, 309 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Robert Erskine 

AUG. 16 [New Jersey]. Building of road from Ringwood 

to [Smith s] Clove. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 311 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

AUG. 16 ander] McDougall [West Point]. Inquiry as to 

the water batteries. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 301 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [William Alex- 

AUG. 16 ander,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York]. 

Building of a road. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 299 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 16 [William] Woodford [New Windsor? New York]. 

Promotion of sergeants in the 2d Virginia regi 
ment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 303 

1779 Gardner, William. Portsmouth [New Hampshire]. To 

AUG. 16 [George] Washington [West Point]. Invoice of 

clothing forwarded to camp; teas and spices for 
Washington s use; these supplies are from prizes 
sent into Portsmouth ; woolen goods delivered to 
the Eastern Navy Board ; prices quoted. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Endorsed by Tilghman: "A concise mode 
of making Money by chargg. exorbitant Commis 
sions by Mr. Gardner . . . . W 

1779 Gardner, William. Portsmouth. Invoice of sundry mer- 

Auc. 16 chandize forwarded to headquarters, with valu 

ation and commission charges. A. D. S. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in preceding entry. W 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. [West Point.] To [Col.] John Beatty 

AUG. 16 [New Jersey]. Complaint of management of the 

Commissary of Prisoners at Rutland [Massachu 
setts]; [Joshua] Mercereau. Auto, draft signed. 
2 pp. B. IX, pt. 2, 305 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Ilora- 

AuG - 17 tio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Opera 

tion against Penobscot; news from the West 
Indies. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 313 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Jean] Holker 

AUG. 17 [Philadelphia]. Cooperation; aid of France; 

England s obstinacy. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. D. I, pt. 1, 135 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1113 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Rob- 

AUG. 17 ert Howe, Suffern s, New York]. Information of 

state of Army [given to Elij ah Hunter] ; suspicions 
of his honesty. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. Extract in Ford, 7, 
475, note. B. IX, pt. 2, 315 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 17 [Charles] Scott [Virginia]. His exertions in re 

cruiting for the South; offers of promotions in 
State regiments; surgeons. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 319 

1779 "722." [Culper, Samuel.] Setauket [Long Island]. To 

AUG. 17 John Bolton [Maj . Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford ? 

New York]. Delay in forwarding letters ; petition 

of inhabitants [of Suffolk County, Long Island to 

Sir Henry Clinton]. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 21 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [West Point.] To Capt. 

AUG. 17 [Henry] Sewall [West Point]. Permission to con 

tinue as Muster-master. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 323 

1779 Pierce, John, jr. [West Point.] Account of warrants paid 

AUG. 17 Baron Steuben. A. D. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 7, 589 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

AUG. 18 li am ] Heath [Mandeville , New York]. Breaking 

up of intercourse with enemy. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 325 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

AUG. 18 ert] Howe [Suffern s, New York]. Escort for 

[Chevalier de La] Luzerne. Draft. Ip. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 327 

1779 Fleury, [Francois] L[ouis Teisseydre, Marquis de]. [Near 

AUG. 18 West Point.] To [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton, 

West Point. Need of shoes for his officers. 
A. L. S. 1 p. In Hamilton, Works of Hamil 
ton, 1, 81. Hamil. 2, 34 

[1779] Lee, Henry, jr. [Near Paulus Hook.] Order of march 

[AUG. 18] and disposition for an attempt on Paulus Hook. 

Contemporary copy by James McHenry. 11 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 645 



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1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. John Beatty, 

AUG. 19 New Jersey]. Exchange matters; violators of 

parole; general principles governing exchanges. 

Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 329 

1779 Northern Department, Ordnance Stores wanted. A return. 

AUG. 19 2 pp. Enclosed in Gates to Washington, 1777, 

Aug. 22. 34, 35 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Lt. Col. [Samuel] 

AUG. 20 Blackden [Salisbury, Connecticut]. His dis 

charge from the Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 347 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Theodorick] 

AUG. 20 Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Suppression of 

a mutiny of the Convention troops; guards. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 345 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

AUG. 20 ert] Howe [Suffern s, New York]. Foraging; 

secret service matter; escort [for Chevalier de 

La Luzerne]; capture of Paulus Hook. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 333 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Robert 

AUG. 20 Howe, Suffern s, New York]. Suggestion for 

attempting a surprise of the British at Kings- 
bridge. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 337 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Henry 

AUG. 20 Knox, West Point]. Report on cannon for 

defense of the Highlands; scarcity of powder. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 339 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [Thomas] 

AuG - 20 Marshall [West Point]. Permission for Capt. 

[Samuel] King to visit Boston. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 343 

1779 Halsted, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

AUG. 20 Gen. [Benedict] Arnold, Philadelphia. Lack of 

knowledge of the vessel that sailed from Quebec 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1115 

to the Isle of Orleans in November 1775. A.L. S. 
Ip. 113, 114 

From Arnold s papers seized after discovery of the treason. 

1779 McDougall, Alexfander,] H[enry] Knox and [Louis Le 

A UO. 20 Begue] Duportail. Number and nature of cannon 

necessary for West Point and dependencies. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Samuel Shaw. W 

1779 McDougall, Alexander,] H[enry] Knox and [Louis Le 

AUG. 20 Begue] Duportail. West Point. To [George] 

Washington [West Point]. Report on number 

and weight of cannon necessary at West Point. 

D. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Samuel Shaw. 

W 

1779 M[eade f ] R[ichard] K[idder]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 20 [Jedidiah] Huntington [West Point]. Execution 

of certain court-martial sentences. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 341 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 21 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. 

Success at Paulus Hook; guard against surprises; 

suggestion of attack on pickets at Verplanck s. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. IX, pt. 2, 349 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 21 Robert Howe, Suffern s, New York]. Proposed 

attempt on British at Kingsbridge; caution 

against being surprised by enemy. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. B. IX, pt. 2, 355 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alex- 

AUG. 21 ander,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York], 

Success at Paulus Hook; vigilance against retali 
atory attempts. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. In Ford, 8, 28, note. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 353 

1779 Butler, Richard. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

AUG. 21 [George] Washington [West Point]. Public 

money stolen by a servant. Contemporary copy 
by Robert Hanson Harrison. 3 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 673 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. John 

AUG. 22 Beatty, New Jersey]. Exchange of Dr. [Abijah] 

Richardson. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 363 



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1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Maj. [Henry] 

AUG. 22 Lee [jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Requesting 

report of surprise at Paulus Hook for transmis- . 

sion to Congress. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 359 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To [William Alex- 

AUG. 22 ander,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York]. 

Removal of boats from Newark. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 357 

1779 Booker, Samuel and Others. Fort Montgomery [New 

AUG. 22 York]. To [George Washington, West Point]. 

Memorial: Their increased expenses by being 
ordered on command to Virginia; inability to 
obtain additional allowance; beg settlement of 
their claim. D. S. by Booker and five other 
Virginia officers. Enclosed in Crittenden to 
Harrison, 1779, Sep. 27. W 

1779 Forsyth, Robert. Return of prisoners taken at Paulus 

[AUG. 22?] Hook, Aug. 19. Contemporary copy by Alex 

ander Hamilton. 1 p. C. C. 152, 7, 667 

1779 Lee, Henry, jr. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 22 Washington [West Point]. Account of the cap 

ture of Paulus Hook. Contemporary copy by 
Tench Tilghman. 16 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 641 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. West Point To Capt. [Ezekiel P.] 

AUG. 22 Belden [near Pound Ridge, New York.] Escort 

for [Chevalier de] La Luzerne. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 361 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Richard] 

AUG. 23 Butler [Fort Montgomery, New York]. Compen 

sation for his loss [of public money]. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 367 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Capt. [Barthol- 

AUG. 23 omew] von Heer, Newburgh [New York]. Escort 

for money. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 371 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. [Henry] 

- 23 Lee [jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Forwarding 

of report on capture of Paulus Hook to Congress 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1117 

by Lt. [Archibald] McCallister. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 
Ford, 8, 27, note. B. IX, pt. 2, 369 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point To [William Alex- 

AUG. 23 ander,] Lord [Stirling, Suffern s, New York]. 

Escort for money forwarded to Philadelphia. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 365 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Authority to impress 

AUG. 24 teams. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 

ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 381 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Hora- 

AUG. 24 tio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Permis 

sion for a prisoner from Rutland to visit New 
York; surprise at Paulus Hook; progress of 
[Maj.] Gen. [John] Sullivan and other news. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henry. B. IX, pt. 2, 373^ 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point To Maj. Gen. [Rob-i 

AUG. 24 ert] Howe [Suffern s, New York]. Question of 

authority over militia; his proposed foray and 
general considerations. Draft. 3pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 383 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

AUG. 24 Sullivan [on march toward Newtown, New York]. 

His success against Chemung; capture of Paulus 

Hook; news from Europe. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 377 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [the officer com- 

AUG. 24 manding militia at Horseneck, New York], Ne 

cessity of co-operation with the Continental 
forces. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 387 

[1779] Board of Field Officers, Virginia Line. Settlement of 

[AUG. 24] rank dispute between [Lt. Col.] John Allison and 

[Major] John Lee. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. W 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Sir Henry Clinton, 

AUG. 25 New York]. Complaint against [Lt.] Col. [Lud- 



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wig J. Adolph von] Wurmb s violation of a flag. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. E. 241 
1779 Harnage, Honour. Cambridge [Massachusetts]. To 
AUG. 25 [George] Washington [West Point]. Pleading for 
the partial exchange of Maj. [Henry] Harnage 
and Capt. [Earle] Hawker. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 37 

1779 Harrison, Robert Hfanson]. [West Point.] To [Col. 

AUG. 25 Samuel Blatchley] Webb [New York?] His ex 

change. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. pt. 2, 393. 

B. IX, 

1779 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 25 [William] Woodford [New Windsor, New York]. 

Settlement of accounts; promotions in the Vir 
ginia line and other matters. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 389 

1779 Wilkinson, James. Philadelphia. Estimate of price of 

AUG. 25 clothing in December, 1778. Broadside. 1 p. 

93, 338 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. [Lt, Col.] 

AUG. 26 Samuel J[ordan] Cabell [New Windsor? New 

York]. His claim to rank. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 403 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ho- 

AUG. 26 ratio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Arri 

val of [Vice] Adml. [Marriot] Arbuthnot at 
New York; confirmation of West India news. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 409 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point] To [Maj.] Gen. 

AUG. 26 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Brit 

ish treatment of flag; ration matters. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 397 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Brig. Genls. [Wil- 

AUG. 26 Ham] Woodford and [Peter] Muhlenberg [New 

Windsor? New York]. Maj. [Lt. Col. Samuel 
Jordan] Cabell s claim to rank; arrangement of 
the Virginia line. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. IX, pt. 2, 399 

Cabell was Lt. Col., 8th. Virginia from Dec. 15, 1778; transferred to 4th. 
Virginia, July 4, 1779. 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1119 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Brig. Genls. [Wil- 

AUG. 26 liam] Woodford and [Peter] Muhlenberg [New 

Windsor? New York]. The Virginia officers 
feeling over Maj. [Henry] Lee [jr] s command 
[in the Paulus Hook enterprise]. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 427 

1779 Iamb, John and John Popkin. West Point. To [George] 

AUG. 26 Washington [West Point], Certificate of estab 

lishment of precedency of artillery regiments by 
lot. D. S. 1 p., with attestation of Henry Knox. 
Published in General Orders. W 

1779 Rawdon, [Francis, Lord] New York. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 26 [Oliver] De Lancey [Jamaica, Long Island]. Re 

fusal of inhabitants of Suffolk County to aid on 
fortifications of Brooklyn; threat of expulsion 
and confiscation of property. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Culper to Bolton, 1779, 
Sep. 11. 34,14 

1779 Waller, John. [Brooklyn ? Long Island]. To the militia of- 

AUG. 27 ficers of Suffolk County. Difficulty in obtaining 

supplies for carrying on the works at Brooklyn; 
letter to Brig. Gen. [Oliver] De Lancey threaten 
ing the inhabitants; amount of supplies needed. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Culper 
to Bolton, 1779, Sep. 11. On verso of Rawdon to 
De Lancey, 1779, Aug. 26. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] West Point. To [Lt.] Col. [Isaac] 

AUG. 27 Sherman [West Point]. His request to return to 

the line of the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 407 

1779 Howe, Robert. Lower Salem [New York]. To [George 

AUG. 27 Washington, West Point]. Arrival of a British 

fleet at New York. Extract by Robert Hanson 

Harrison. C. C. 152, 7, 685 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 28 [Robert] Ho we [Lower Salem, New York], Arrival 

of a British fleet at New York; principles govern 
ing flags; his proposed enterprize and concen 
tration of forces. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. In Sparks, 6, 335. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 423 



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1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To [Col. David 

AUG. 28 Hall, Middlebrook]. Ordering his regiment to 

join its brigade. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Kichard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 431 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Moses] 

AUG. 28 Hazen [Coos, New Hampshire]. Orders his regi 

ment to join the Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 429 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alex- 

AUG. 28 ander, Lord Stirling, Suffern s, New York]. Dis 

cussion of complaint of Virginia officers respect 
ing Maj. [Henry] Lee [jr.] s command at Paulus 
Hook. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 413 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [William Alex- 

AUG. 28 ander,] Lord [Stirling, Suffern s New York]. 

Orders drawing together the Army; dragoons 
from Trenton; the King of Spain s declaration. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 421 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

AUG. 28 Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Information 

of British desired from [Samuel] C[ulper,] jr. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 435 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Lt. Col. [John] 

AUG. 28 Taylor [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Infor 

mation desired of enemy s strength etc. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 433 

1779 Brisbane, Edward. New York. To Robert Burton, St. 

AUG. 28 Kitts [West Indies]. Plan of British campaign; 

fortifications at New York and Brooklyn. Ex 
tract of letter. See: Pickering, Timothy. 
Extracts of letters, 1779, Oct. 5. 

1779 Scammell, Alexander. [West Point.] State of the Con- 

AUG. 28 tinental Troops under the immediate command of 

Gen. Washington. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p. Endorsed by Washington: "Weekly 

return . . . ." W 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 29 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. 

Strength of British reenforcement ; knowledge 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1121 

of the country necessary; general directions 
looking to beginning of the campaign. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 437 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

AUG. 29 Wadsworth [Hartford?]. [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

Sullivan s request for magazine of provisions at 

Wyoming. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 445 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Lt.] Col. Wil- 

Atro. 29 Ham Washington [en route from Trenton, New 

Jersey]. To take orders from [Maj. Gen. Wil 
liam Alexander,] Lord Stirling. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 441 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To the Officer 

AUG. 29 commanding Lee s corps [Haverstraw, New 

York]. Watchfulness of enemy s movements. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 443 

[1779] McHenry, James. [West Point.] To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

[Auo. 30] thony] Wayne [near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Permission for an old woman to go into 
New York; watchfulness of enemy s shipping. 
Draft. 2 pp. B. IX, pt. 2, 449 

1779 Sullivan, John. Newtown [New York]. To [George 

AUG. so Washington, West Point]. Account of the en 

gagement at Elmira. Contemporary copy. 7 pp. 

C. C. 152, 7, 731 
[1779] Sullivan, John. [Newtown, New York.] Address to his 

[AUG. 30] troops: Necessity of half-rations. Contempo 

rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

C. C. 152, 8, 103 

1779 [Taylor, John.] Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 30 Washington [West Point]. Arrival of British 

fleet and troops. Contemporary extract by Caleb 

Gibbs. 1 p. C. C. 152, 7, 721 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Theod- 

AUG. 31 orick] Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Re 

fusal of Congress to allow two Convention officers 
to go to Canada; consequent countermand of 
orders. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 461 

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1122 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

AUG. 31 thanael] Greene [West Point]. Condition of the 

wagons. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 451 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj .] Gen. [Na- 

Auo. 31 thanael] Greene [West Point]. Repair of a back 

road. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 453 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [David] 

AUG. 31 Hall [near Slote s New York]. Repair of the 

back road. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rich 
ard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 459 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 
AUG. 31 Ham] Woodford [New Windsor ? New York]. Pro 
motions of sergeants in the Virginia line; Col. 
[William] Heth s case; clothing for Virginia 
troops. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 455 
1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. West Point. To Capt. [Bartholo- 
AUG. 31 mew] von Heer [West Point]. Dragoons to be 
sent to [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 463 
[1779] Massachusetts, Field Officers. [West Point ?] To George 
[AUG.] Washington [West Point]. Memorial complain 
ing of promotion of Capt. Joseph Pettingill. Con 
temporary copy by Robert Hanson Harrison. 
2 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 473 

1779 Washington], G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Theod- 

SEP. 1 orick] Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. All ap 

plications from Convention troops to be made to 
Congress. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 471 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To Maj. [Henry] Lee 

SEP. 1 [jr., West Point]. The general instructions given 

for the attempt on Paulus Hook. Draft signed. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

In Ford, 8, 33. B. IX, pt. 2, 473 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alexan- 

SEP. 1 der,] Lord Stirling [near June s, New York]. 

British reenforcement ; the sick; [Lt.] Col. [Wil 
liam] Washington s position; capture of British 
ship, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 467 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1123 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [William Alex- 

SEP. 1 ander, Lord Stirling, near June s, New York]. 

Repair of road from New Windsor to Easton. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 469 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

SEP. 1 Sullivan {Catherine s town, New York]. Junc 

tion with [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton; Col. 
[Daniel] Brodhead s diversion; formation of mag 
azines at Wyoming; Spain s manifesto to Great 
Britain. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 481 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. [West Point.] To [Maj. Gen. 

SEP. l Nathanael Greene, West Point]. Directions re 

specting repair of road. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 465 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idderj. [West Point.] To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 1 [William] Woodford, Smith s Clove [New York]. 

Requesting a certificate of - Mclntire s 

service. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. Richard 

SEP. 2 Butler Fort Montgomery, New York]. Consid 

eration of his letter. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 477 
1779 Sullivan, John. [Catherine s Town, New York]. Address 

SEP. 2 to the Oneida Nation: Friendship and guides. 

Contemporary copy. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 8, 105 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

SEP. 3 thanael] Greene [West Point]. His office as 

Quartermaster General and right to a command 
in the line. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 8, 35. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 485 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

SEP. 3 Ham] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Escape 

of prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 479 

1779 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. West Point. To Maj. [Henry] 

SEP. 3 Lee [jr., West Point]. Advising against hasty 

action. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 489 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Col.] John 

SEP. 4 Beatty [New Jersey]. Exchange of prisoners 



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through a privateer capture at Corunna [Spain]; 
general directions. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 493 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Sir Henry Clin- 

SEP. 4 ton [New York]. Forwarding letters. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

E. 243 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point To Maj. [Noirmont 

SEP. 4 de] Laneufville [West Point]. Resolves of Con 

gress and his rank and privileges. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 491 

1779 Nixon, John. Highlands [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 4 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. For 

warding a prisoner, one Charles McCarthy. L. S. 

2 pp. 34, 45 

1779 Nixon, John. Highlands [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 4 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. For 

warding deserters; their information; evidence 
against inhabitants furnishing provisions to the 
enemy. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 47 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Capt. [Ezekiel 

SEP. 5 p.] Belden [near Pound Ridge, New York]. Or 

ders for escorting the French Minister [Chev 
alier de La Luzerne]. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 509 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

SEP. 5 Ham] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Clothing 

matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. IX, pt. 2, 497 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Robert 

SEP. 5 Howe, Lower Salem, New York]. Need of watch 

fulness; orders to move nearer the Army; dis 
couraging forward movement for forage. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 499 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Capt. [Robert] 

SEP. 5 Forsyth [Haverstraw, New York]. Resignation 

to accept commission with [Virginia] State 

troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. IX, pt. 2, 507 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1125 

1779 Anonymous. To [George] Washington [West Point]. 

SEP. 5 Movements of British shipping; apparent inten 

tions, etc. Contemporary copy by James Mc- 
Henry. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 747 

1779 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. West Point. To Col. 

SEP. 5 James Wood [Virginia], Leave of absence for 

[Capt. Joseph] Swearengen. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 501 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. West Point. To Lt. Col. 

SEP. 5 [William] Washington [near Suffern s ? New 

York]. Escort for [Chevalier] de La Luzerne. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. IX, pt. 2, 503 

1779 Meade, K[ichard] K[idder]. West Point. To the officer 

SEP. 5 commanding Lee s corps [Paramus, New Jersey]. 

Escort for the Minister of France [Chevalier de 
La Luzerne]. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 505 

1779 Scammell, Alexander. [West Point.] Return of troops 

SEP. 5 employed on the Western Expedition. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 739 

An undated memorandum, entirely In Washington s handwriting, 
tabulating the number of officers and men in Brig. Genls. James Clin 
ton s, Enoch Poor s, Edward Hand s and William Maxwell s brigades 
is among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 

[1779] [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 
[SEP. 6] Ham Heath, Mandeville s, New York]. Capt. 

Titus Watson s claim to rank. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 511 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To the Sub-Clothier 

SEP. 6 of Connecticut [Hartford ?]. Authorizing cloth 

ing issues to Connecticut troops. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 513 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [David Brooks, 

SEP. 7 Newburgh, New York]. Clothing issues to the 

army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 521 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

SEP. 7 ert] Howe [Lower Salem, New York]. British 

reenforcement; Howe s position; victory at 
Newtown [New York]. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry and Tench Tilghman. 
. B. IX, pt. 2, 515 



1126 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Lt. Col. [William] 

SEP. 7 Washington [Suffern s? New York]. Escort of 

horse for Mons. [Conrad Alexandre] G6rard [de 

Rayneval] [Chevalier de La Luzerne?]. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 517 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

SEP. 7 Tallmadge, Stamford [Connecticut]. Secret serv 

ice matters; nature of preparations of enemy. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 519 

1779 Bland, Theodorick. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To Maj. 

SEP. 7 Gen. [William] Phillips [Charlottesville]. Refusal 

of Washington to permit Convention officers to 
go to Canada by land but willingness to grant 
passports for going by sea from New York 
together with safe conduct of vessels with 
clothing, etc. Contemporary extract. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Phillips to Washington, 1779, 
Oct. 12. 34, 116 

1779 Kemble, Stephen. New York. To Maj. Smith, St. Chris- 

SEP. 7 topher [West Indies]. Resignation of [Francis,] 

Lord Rawdon and dissolution of Emerick s 
Corps; quarrels and ill feelings produced; 
troops sent to Quebec; arrival of [Vice] Adml. 
[Marriot] Arbuthnot with reenforcements; pro 
posed southern expedition; expectation of 
French fleet; movement of British officers; 
quarrel between [James,] Lord Drummond and Sir 
Henry Clinton. Extract of letter. See: Picker 
ing, Timothy. Extracts of letters, 1779, Oct. 5. 

1779 Wurmb, L[udwig] J[ohann] A[dam von.] Spiting Devil 

SEP. 7 [Creek, New York]. To Lt. Gen. [Wilhelm, Baron 

von] Knyphausen [Kingsbridge ? New York]. 

Treatment accorded a flag and reasons thereof. 

L. S. 4pp. (In German). Enclosed in Clinton 

to Washington, 1779, Sep. 29. 34, 80 

Translation, 34, 79. 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 8 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Un 

willingness of Connecticut field officers to decide 
rank dispute of Capt. [Titus] Watson and Maj. 
[Wills] Clift. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. IX, pt. 2, 523 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1127 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Lt. Col. John 

SEP. 8 Taylor, Elizabetlitown, New Jersey]. Secret 

service matters; news of the victory at Newtown 

to be sent into New York. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 529 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Brig. Gen. [An- 

SEP. 8 thony] Wayne [Near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Trial of Col. [Richard] Butler; victory at 
Newtown [New York]. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 525 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 8 [William] Woodf ord [New Windsor ? New York]. 

Filling of vacancies in the Virginia line; resolu 
tion of Congress respecting prisoners. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. IX, pt. 2, 527 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 8 ton [West Point]. Requesting a passport for ves 

sel to carry money, wine, etc. to the Convention 
troops in Virginia. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Mc- 
Henry: "Answd. passport granted." 34, 53 

1779 lewis, Morgan. Albany. To [Lt.] Col. Alexander Hamil- 

SEP. 8 ton [West Point]. Certificate for [Patrick] omith; 

requests intelligence as to British intentions. 

A. L. S. 1 p. H ml. 2, 37 

1779 Mallet, Jonathan. New York. To Dr. William Bruce, St. 

SEP. 8 Kitts [West Indies]. Arrival of reenforcements 

and large number of sick. Extract of letter. 

See: Pickering, Timothy. Extracts of letters. 

1779, Oct. 5. 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Thaddeus] 

SEP. 9 Kosciuszko [West Point]. Rum for soldiers on 

fatigue; extra pay for artificers. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 533 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] Instructions to 

SEP. 9 [Col.] Jeremiah Wadsworth [Hartford]. orma- 

tion of magazines of supplies for next campaign; 

location, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. IX, pt. 2, 535 



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1779 Beatty, John and Joshua Loring. Exchange of prisoners 

SEP. 9 settled at Elizabethtovm. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Endorsed: " Ratified at Amboy 

March 16" W 

1779 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. [West Point.] To Royal 

SEP. 9 Flint [New Windsor ? New York]. Supply of 

rum. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. IX, pt. 2, 539 

1779 lee, Henry, jr. [Haverstraw? New York]. To [Lt.] Col. 

SEP. 10 [Alexander] Hamilton [West Point]. Requests 

copy of Washington s instructions, copy of or 
ders, etc. on the subject of the 19th [of August, the 
surprise at Paulus Hook]; efforts of the Virginia 
party emmissaries to injure Lee s military repu 
tation. A. L. S. 1 p. In Hamilton, Works of 
Hamilton. 1, 86. Haml. 2, 41 

1779 McLeod, William. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To George 

SEP. 10 Washington [West Point]. Request for permis 

sion to visit New York to negotiate his pay. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Tilghman: "Ansd. 
and desired to make application to Gov. Livings 
ton." 34, 54 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 11 [Robert] Howe [Lower Salem, New York]. Maj. 

[Benjamin] Tallmadge s success; warning against 

surprise. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 1 

1779 Board of Field Officers. Robinson s House. Proceedings 

SEP. n-13 on dispute of rank of [Maj. Wills] Clift and Capt. 

Titus Watson. Members: Cols. [John] Bailey, 
[Francis] Johnston, [John] Gunby; Lt. Cols. 
[Noah M.] Littlefield and [William Lee] David 
son. D. S: In behalf of the board, Sep. 28, by 
Bailey. W 

1779 " 723," [Culper, Samuel, jr.] Longlsland. To "721" [Maj. 

SEP. 11 Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Connecti 

cut]. Destruction of former letters by frightened 
bearer; arrival of British fleet with reenforce- 
ments; troops for Quebec and stores for Georgia; 
the general situation; news from the West Indies; 
positions of British troops on Long Island ; chance 
of capturing [Brig] Gen. [Oliver De Lancey]; 
work on British fortifications; coercion in Suffolk 
County. A. L. S. 4 pp. 34, 56 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1129 

1779 Huntington, J[edidiah]. Peekskill [New York], To 

SEP. 11 [George] Washington [West Point]. Report of 

the French fleet. Contemporary copy by Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 7, 759 

1779 McHenry, James and Richard Kidder Meade. [West 

SEP. 11- Point.] Memorandum of substance of intelli 

gence from the enemy [in and around New York] : 
Embarkations, movements of shipping, fortifica 
tion work, etc. A. D. 10 pp. Endorsed by 
Tench Tilghman: "Since letter to Count D Es- 
taing of the 13th September." Enclosed in 
Washington to Duportail and Hamilton, 1779, 
Oct. 25. Kami. 4, 6 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Conrad Alexandre,] 

SEP. 12 Gerard [de Rayneval, Philadelphia]. His depar 

ture for France; America s debt of gratitude to 
him. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In Sparks, 6, 
347. P. I, pt. 2, 471 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. Jed- 

SEP. 12 idiah Huntington, near Peekskill ? New York]. 

Report of French fleet off the coast. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 3 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To [Marquis de 

SEP. 12 Lafayette, Paris]. Friendship; successes of 

Stony Point, Paulus Hook and Sullivan s expe 
dition against the Indians; failure of the Penob- 
scot expedition; burning of Fairfield, Norwalk 
and New Haven; arrival of [Vice] Adml. [Mar- 
riot] Arbuthnot, etc. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 
In Ford, 8, 48. P. I, pt. 2, 473 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Comte [D Es- 

SEP. 13 taing, Off the Georgia coast]. Disposition and 

strength of enemy at New York and Rhode Is 
land; general ideas for attacking New York; 
co-operation with the fleet. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 1, 139 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Mrs. [Honour] 

SEP. 13 Harnage [Cambridge]. Exchange of her husband 

[Maj. Henry Harnage] and Capt. [Earle] Hawker. 

Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

P. I, pt. 2, 477 



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1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

SEP. 13 liam Heath, Mandeville s, New York]. Troops to 

be held in readiness; subaltern s guard for French 
Minister [Chevalier de La Luzernej s baggage. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil 
ton. B. X, pt. 1, 7 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 
SEP. 13 ert] Howe [Lower Salem, New York]. Orders to 
move to Pine Bridge; co-operation with French; 
caution necessary. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 2, 11 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. [Henry] Lee 
SEP. 13 [jr.,Paramus, New Jersey]. Orders to look out for 
and communicate with the French fleet; secrecy, 
etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 19 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [William Alex- 
SEP. 13 ander,] Lord Stirling [Ramapaugh, New Jersey]. 
Maj. [Henry] Lee [jr.] to be stationed atMonmouth 
and Lt. Col. [William] Washington at Paramus. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 9 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. John H. 

SEP. 13 Stone [Maryland]. His resignation. Draft. 1 p 

In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 15 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Lt. Col. [Wil- 

SEP.IS liam] Washington [New Jersey]. Calling in of 

escort party; obedience to orders of Maj. Gen. 

[William Alexander,] Lord Stirling. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 17 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] West Point. To [Col.] James 

SEP- 13 Wilkinson [Philadelphia]. His appointment as 

Clothier-General; formation of magazines at 
Springfield [Massachusetts] and Philadelphia; 
forward clothing to Newburgh; state of supply 
of blankets, shirts and shoes; great need of the 
Army; inconveniences of the past. Draft. 6pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 25 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden], [West Point]. Memorandum 

SEP. 13 [of evidence in favor of Maj. Wills Cliffs claim to 

rank]. A. D. S. 1 p. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1131 

1779 Tilghman, Tench. [West Point.] To Capt. [Theophilus] 

SEP. 13 Munson [Connecticut]. His claim to rank. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 23 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 14 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Readiness to co-operate with the French fleet; 
victory over the Indians at Newtown [New 
York]. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 33 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Sir Henry Clinton 

SEP. 14 [New York]. Sending passport for money and 

necessaries for the Convention troops. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry E. 247 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 14 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. [Maj .] 

Gen. [Robert] Howe and [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

Nixon to take position at Pine Bridge. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 37 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Passport for brigan- 

SEP. 14 tine Patsey, Thomas Harding, master, to convey 

money and supplies to Hampton Roads, Vir 
ginia, for the Convention troops at Charlottes- 
ville. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. E. 249 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alex- 

SEP. 14 ander,] Lord [Stirling, Ramapaugh, New Jersey]. 

Orders to return to his position at SufTern s [New 
York] ; readiness to co-operate with the French 
fleet; court of inquiry on quartermaster matters. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. X, pt. 1, 41 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig. Gen. An- 

SEP. 14 thony Wayne, near Fort Montgomery, New 

York.] Question of uniform for the light infan 
try. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. X, pt. 1, 43 

1779 Macpherson, Duncan and David Ross. Cambridge [Mas- 

SEP. 14 sachusetts]. To [George] Washington [West 

Point]. Requesting to be exchanged. A. L. S. 
of McPherson, signed also by Ross. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Tilgham: "Answd. by letter to 
Genl. Gates on the subject." 34, 58 



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1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To Col. 

SEP. 14 [Theodorick] Bland [Charlottesville]. Acceptance 

of proposal to send officers by sea from New 
York to Canada; nomination of Lt. [William P] 
Smith and Capt. de Guismere for the journey. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Phillips 
to Washington, 1779, Oct. 12. 34, 117 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

SEP. 15 Sullivan [near Seneca Lake, New York], Driving 

back the Indians and complete destruction of 

their villages Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 45 

1779 Cliffe, William. Staten Island. To Brig. [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 15 [Robert] Prescott, St. Christopher [West Indies]. 

Stony Point and Paulus Hook; [Charles,] Earl 
Cornwallis and a Southern expedition ; minor mil 
itary changes. Extract of a letter. See : Picker 
ing, Timothy. Extracts of letters. 1779, Oct. 5- 
1779 Cuyler, A[braham?]. New York. To Capt. [Garrett] 

SEP. 15 Fisher, St. Kitts [West Indies]. Situation at 

New York. Extract of letter. See: Pickering, 
Timothy. Extracts of letters. 1779, Oct. 5. 
1779 Gamble, Robert. Fort Montgomery [New York]. To 

SEP. 15 [Ensign William] Spencer [Highlands]. His pro 

motion to rank of Ensign. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1780, 
Feb. 2. 35, 250 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 16 [William Heath, Mandeville s, New York]. Maj. 

Gen. [Robert] Howe s march toward Pine 

Bridge. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 47 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [George Mea- 

SEP. 16 sam, Springfield, Massachusetts]. His denial of 

[Col. James] Wilkinson s authority over clothing 

at Springfield. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 53 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. Substance of a con- 

SEP. 16 ference with Chevalier de La Luzerne. Massachu 

setts Council s application for Comte D Estaing 
to make a detachment against Penobscot; co 
operation against New York or Rhode Island; 
proposed expedition against the Floridas and 
co-operation with Spain; French ships to be sent 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1133 

against the Newfoundland fisheries; expedition 
against Canada. A. D. S. of Alexander Hamil 
ton who acted as interpreter. 8 pp. In Sparks, 
6, 540. W 

Copy of same by Hamilton. 7 pp. D. I, pt. 1, 143 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Col] James Wil- 

SEP. 16 kinson [Philadelphia]. Dispute with George Mea- 

sam over control of the clothier department; 
need of blankets, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 49 

1779 [Brodhead, Daniel.] Pittsburg. To [George Washington, 

SEP - 16 West Point]. Account of his expedition against 

the Muncy Indians on the Alleghany. Extract 

by Richard Kidder Meade and Tench Tilghman. 

3 pp. C. C. 152, 8, 135 

1779 Cuyler, A[braham ?]. New York. To Lt. Col. Cornelius 

SEP. 16 Cuyler, St. Kitts [West Indies]. Troops embarked 

for Quebec. Extract of letter. See: Pickering, 

Timothy. Extracts of letters. 1779, Oct. 5. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Moses] 

SEP. 17 Hazen [Coos, New Hampshire]. His march to 

join the Army; magazine at Coos; clothing and 
pay matters of the regiment. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry and Tench Tilgh 
man. B. X, pt. 1, 57 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 18 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. The 

guard at Litchfield [Connecticut]; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Robert] Howe s position. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 61 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

SEP. 18 ert] Howe [Pine Bridge, New York]. Ordering 

him back to Lower Salem. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 63 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 18 [William] Woodford [New Windsor ? New York]. 

Approves sending Maj. [Lt. Col. John] Webb to 

Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 65 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Brig. Genls. 

SEP. 18 [William] Woodford and Peter Muhlenberg [New 

Windsor ? New York]. Arrangement of the Vir- 



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ginialine; various promotions, commissions, etc. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 67 

1779 Gerard [de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre]. Philadelphia. 

SEP. 18 To [George] Washington [West Point]. Inability 

to visit camp before leaving the country; appre 
ciation of Washington s greatness; the feeling of 
France toward him. L. S. 2pp. (In French). 

34, 60 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 34, 62. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Alexander] 

SEP. 19 Spotswood [Fredericksburg, Virginia]. Objec 

tionable features of his plan to raise and officer 
an independent corps. Draft. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 73 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [William Alexan- 

SEP. 19 der,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York]. Ap 

plication for permission to Lady Mary [Stirling] 
to visit her mother. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 71 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Lt. Col. [John] 

SEP. 19 Taylor [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Obtaining 

intelligence of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 77 

1779 "722" [Culper, Samuel.] [Setauket, Long Island.] To 

SEP. 19 [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield ? Con 

necticut]. [Lt. Caleb Brewster s] delay; council 
of General officers in New York ; report of a for 
eign fleet; embarkation preparations; Nathaniel 
WoodhulFs account of reception of petition [of 
Suffolk County inhabitants to Sir Henry Clinton] ; 
expected departure of Col. [John Graves] Simcoe 
from Oyster Bay; attempt to capture Ebenezer 
Dayton; request for stain [chemical for invisible 
writing]. A.L.S. 4pp. 34,66 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Lts. [William] 

SEP. 20 Brownlee and [Robert] Kirk [West Point ?] Their 

claim to rank. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 87 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj .] Gen. [Rob- 

SEP. 20 ert] Howe [Lower Salem, New York]. Expecta 

tion of British evacuation of Stony and Ver- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1135 

planck s Points; cautions against surprise. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 81 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP - 20 [Robert] Howe [Lower Salem, New York]. Com 

plaint of non-commissioned officers and soldiers 
of the 3d Massachusetts regiment against Col. 
[John] Greaton. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 1, 83 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Brig. Gen. An- 

SEP - 20 thony Wayne, near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Approaching evacuation of Verplanck s 

Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 85 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

SEP - 20 Putnam [Smith s Clove, New York]. Case of 

Capt. [Gamaleil ? Dwight] Lyman. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1,79 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. An- 

SEP - 21 thony Wayne, near Fort Montgomery, New 

Y"ork]. Charges of ill treatment of inhabitants 

by soldiers of the light infantry corps. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 89 

1779 Child, Jonathan. Haverhill [Massachusetts]. Certificate 

SEP - 21 of money furnished by Col. Moses Hazen and the 

necessity of it to purchase provisions. Record 
of oath to above, Nov. 14, 1780 before Jno. H. 
Hawkins. Enclosed in Hazen to Washington, 
1780, Nov. 12. 43, 207 

[1779] La Lnzerne, [Chevalier de]. Trenton [New Jersey]. To 
[ SEP -1 21 [George] Washington [West Point]. Apprecia 

tion of Washington s kindness; [Lt.] Col. Fleury. 
A. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 34, 67 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 34, 69. 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Tawney Town, Maryland. To 

SEP - 21 [George] Washington [West Point]. Parole of 

Convention officers with permission for their 

going into New York. A. L. S. 4 pp. 34, 70 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [David Brooks,] 

Ssp - 22 Newburgh [New York], Directions for clothing 



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issues;, tea and other articles. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 99 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. Louis 

SEP. 22 LeBegueDu Portail, West Point]. Construction 

of barracks at West Point. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 93 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

SEP. 22 ert] Howe [Lower Salem, New York]. Retal 

iatory measures of British for treatment of [Lt.] 
Gov. [Henry] Hamilton; enemy at Verplanck s 
Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 91 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

SEP. 22 Tallmadge [Stamford, Connecticut]. Unusual 

delay of [Samuel] C[ulper]; fears for his safety. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 95 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [Joseph] Ward 

SEP. 22 [West Point]. Calling for an abstract return of 

numbers of the entire Army. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 97 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [John] Welles, 

SEP. 22 [Eleazer] Wales and [Edward] Chinn, Albany. 

Settlement of claims. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 103 
1779 Campbell, Robert. West Point. To George Washington, 

SEP. 22 West Point]. The question of his parole. L. S. 

2 pp. B. X, pt. 1, 141 

1779 Coit, William. New London [Connecticut]. Affidavit re- 

SEP. 22 specting appointment ot officers in Col. [Bene 

dict] Arnold s regiment in 1776, made on request 
of Capt. Titus Watson. D. S. Sworn before 
Timothy Green, Justice of the Peace. 1 p. W 
1779 Geddes, George. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 22 [West Point]. Presenting a pair of pistols. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 72 

1779 Girard, William. New York. To Moore & Johnston, St 

S EP - 22 Kitts [West Indies]. Preparations for an expedi 

tion supposed to be against Charleston [South 
Carolina]. Extract of a letter. See: Pickering, 
Timothy. Extracts of letters. 1779, Oct. 5. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1137 

1779 Hallam, Kobert. New London [Connecticut], Deposi- 

SEP. 22 tion respecting appointment of Wills Clif t in Col. 

Benedict Arnold s regiment in 1776. D. S. 
Sworn before Timothy Green, Justice of the 
Peace. 1 p. W 

1779 Hyde, Jeduthan. Norwich [Connecticut]. Affidavit re- 

SEP. 22 specting appointment of Wills Clift in Col. Bene 

dict Arnold s regiment in 1776. D. S. Sworn be 
fore Samuel Tracy, Justice of the Peace. 2pp. W 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. John 

SEP. 23 Beatty, New Jersey]. Exchange negotiations; 

composition tariff and British methods. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Ford, 8, 54. B. X, pt. 1, 105 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Chevalier de La 

SEP. 23 Luzerne [Philadelphia]. His safe arrival at Tren 

ton ; [Lt.] Col. Fleury. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

P. I, pt. 2, 485 

1779 Bill, Beriah. Norwich [Connecticut]. Deposition respect- 

SEP. 23 ing appointment of Wills Clift in Col. Benedict 

Arnold s regiment in 1776. A. D. S. Sworn be 
fore Samuel Tracy, Justice of the Peace. 1 p. W 

1779 Brisbane, Edward. New York. To Kobert Burton, St. 

SEP. 23 Kitts [West Indies]. Embarkation at New York; 

secrecy as to its destination ; news from the West 
Indies. Extract of letter. See : Pickering, Tim 
othy. Extracts of letters. 1779, Oct. 5. 

1779 Gale, John. [West Point.] Certificate respecting Capt. 

SEP. 23 Robert Campbell and his parole. A. D. S. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1, 137 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

SEP. 24 Ham] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Fatigue 

parties from [Brig.] Gen. [Samuel Holden] Par- 

sons s brigade. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 1, 109 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

SEP. 24 ert] Howe [Lower Salem, New York]. Informa 

tion of a deserter from Verplanck s Point; com 
missary business. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 111 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Stephen] 

SEP. 24 Moylan [near Salem ? New York]. Enlistment 

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matters; clothing and other issues. Draft. 3pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 115 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

SEP. 24 Tallmadge [Stamford, Connecticut]. [Samuel] 

Culper jr. and methods of communicating secret 

intelligence. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. In Ford, 8, 57. 

B. X, pt. 1, 119 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

SEP. 24 thony] Wayne [Near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Wayne s leg; case of Maj. [Henry] Mc- 
Cormick. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 1, 113 
1779 Duportail [Louis Le Begue]. West Point. To [George] 
SEP. 24 Washington [West Point]. State of troops neces 
sary for defense of West Point. A. D. S. 3 pp. 
(In French). F. II, pt. 1, 413 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, F. II., pt. 1, 417. 

1779 [Gates, Horatio.] [Providence, Rhode Island.] To 

SEP. 24 [George Washington, West Point]. Pay for 

militia subsistence. Extract by Tench Tilgh 
man. 1 p. C. C. 152, 8, 71 
1779 Steward, John. [West Point.] Certificates respecting 
SEP. 24 Capt. [Robert] Campbell and his parole. A. D. S. 
1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 139 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Capt. [Robert] 
SEP. 25 Campbell [West Point]. His parole and escape 
from the enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 133 
1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj. Gen. 
SEP. 25 Robert Howe, Lower Salem, New York]. Court 
of inquiry on Col. [John] Greaton. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 125 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. [Henry] Lee 

SEP. 25 [jr., Englishtown ? New Jersey]. Sealing of des 

patches; secrecy; approving proposed enter 
prise. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X~pt. 1,131 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alex- 

SEP - 25 ander,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York]. 

Reduction of British force at Stony and Ver- 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1139 

planck s Points; embarkation at New York. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 123 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

SEP. 25 Wadsworth [Hartford]. Securing of produce on 

the upper Connecticut and forming of magazines. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 145 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Joseph] 

SEP. 25 Ward [West Point]. Need of abstract of strength 

of Army as previously requested; directions as 

to its nature. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 143 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. West Point. To Col. [Samuel 

SEP. 25 Blatchley] Webb [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. 

Commissions for his officers; his exchange and 

British perversity in cartel matters. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. B. X, pt. 1, 127 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 26 [Nathanael] Greene [West Point]. Preparation of 

boats; arrangements for moving the Army. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. X, pt. 1, 147 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Capt. Moses 

SEP. 26 Bush, Middletown, Connecticut. Boat building 

orders. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 153 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 26 [Anthony] Wayne [Near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. Covering party for reconnoissance of 

Stony and Verplanck s Point. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 151 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Col. [Jeremiah] 

SEP. 26 Wadsworth [Hartford]. Preparations of supplies 

in event of arrival and cooperation with Comte 

D Estaing. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 155 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. To [Brig. Gen. Henry Knox, 

SEP. 26 West Point]. Reconnoissance of Stony and Ver 

planck s Points. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1, 149 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Pierre Francois] 

SEP. 27 De Bois, Philadelphia. His application; Wash 

ington s inability to grant relief; Congress gen 
erosity, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Kobert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 159 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 27 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Or 

ders for officer sent to the eastward. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 157 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Rob- 

SEP. 27 ert Howe, Peekskill, New York]. Confidence in 

officers; their proposed representation to Con 
gress. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

P. I, pt. 2, 487 

1779 Crittenden, John. Light Infantry Camp [Highlands]. To 

SEP. 27 [Lt.] Col. Robert H[anson] Harrison [West Point]. 

Transmits a memorial to Washington [from Capt. 
Samuel Booker and others, 1779, Aug. 22]; in 
sufficiency of pay. A. L. S. 1 p. W 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Lt. Col. [John] 
SEP. 28 Laurens [Charleston, South Carolina]. British 
embarkation at New York and their plan of cam 
paign; success of Sullivan s Indian expedition. 
Draft signed. 4 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry and Washington. In Sparks, 6, 355. 

P. I, pt. 2, 489 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Ben- 

SEP. 28 jamin Lincoln, Charleston, South Carolina]. Mo 

tives of enemy toward operating in the South; 
their force; reports of the French fleet. Draft. 
5 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Ford, 8, 59. B. X, pt. 1, 163 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Mons. Mount- 

SEP. 28 florence, Newbern, North Carolina. Inability to 

employ him in the Army. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

D. I, pt. 1, 159 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [William Alex- 

SEP. 28 ander,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York]. 

Clothing for Virginia troops; blankets and shoes; 

flour. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 161 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1141 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 28 Anthony Wayne, West Point]. His suggested 

change of position. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 169 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Genls. [Wil- 

SEP. 28 liam] Woodford and [Peter] Muhlenberg [New- 

burgh, New York]. Accounts of Virginia officers 
indulged with furloughs; arrangement of the 
Virginia line and absent officers. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1,171 

1779 Frey, Charles [Baron] de. West Point. To [George] 

SEP. 28 Washington, West Point. Requests leave of 

absence. A. L. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 8, 53 

1779 Sullivan, John. Chemung [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 28 ington [West Point]. Account of expedition since 

leaving Newtown. Contemporary copy by James 

McHenr}^ Tench Tilghman and Richard Kidder 

Meade. 17 pp. C. C. 152, 8, 85 

This account varies somewhat from that of Sullivan to Congress, 1779, 
Sep. 30, in C. C. 160, 302. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Col.] John 

SEP. 29 Beatty [New Jersey]. Exchange of Capt. [Rob 

ert] Campbell; [Capt. Jeronimus?] Hoogland s 
violation of parole. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 189 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Col. Thomas 

SEP. 29 Clark, West Point]. Orders to move South. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. X, pt. 1, 185 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ho- 

SEP. 29 ratio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Ex 

change matters; commissions for Col. [Samuel 
Blatchley] Webb s officers; request of [British] 
officers captured in the Sandwich; reluctance of 
British to make exchanges. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 173 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

SEP. 29 Ham] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Covering 

party for reconnoissance of Verplanck s Point. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 177 



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1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj.]Gen. [Wil- 

SEP. 29 liam] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Represen 

tation of subalterns of the 3d Connecticut in case 
of [Lt. Ralph] Foment Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 179 

[1779] [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alexan- 

[SEP. 29] der,] Lord [Stirling, Suffern s, New York]. [Brig.] 

Gen. [Anthony] Wayne s new post; supporting 
troops, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 1, 181 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. An- 

SEP. 29 thony Wayne, near Fort Montgomery, New 

York]. His new position near Stony Point and 
supporting troops; enjoining watchfulness. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. X, pt. 1, 183 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 29 ton [West Point], Misrepresentation of Lt. Col. 

[Ludwig Johann Adam von] Wurmb s conduct. 

L. S. 1 p. 34, 77 

1779 C[ulper, Samuel] jr. New York. To [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 

SEP. 29 madge, Wethersfield ? Connecticut]. Return of 

a British embarkation from Sandy Hook; re 
ported presence of a French fleet; evacuation of 
Rhode Island; fortifications at the Battery and 
Brooklyn; strength of the British reenforcement. 
Contemporary translation by Tench Tilghman of 
a letter written in in visible ink. 2 pp. 34, 83 

A copy by Robert Hanson Harrison Is In the Alexander Hamilton 
Papers 2, 46. 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. [West Point.] To Capt. 

SEP. 29 [Thomas] Converse [West Point]. Settlement of 

his account for apprehending deserters. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 187 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Maj, Gen. Is- 

SEP. 30 rael Putnam, Smith s Clove, New York]. Direc 

tion of the guard boats. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 1, 191 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Capt. George 

SEP. 30 Geddes [Philadelphia]. Thanks for a present of 

pistols. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. P. I, pt. 2, 507 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. [Samuel] 

SEP - 30 Hayes [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Informa- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1143 

tion to be forwarded to Maj. [Henry] Lee [jr]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 207 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Marquis de Lafay- 

SEP. 30 ette [Paris]. Failure of letters; his situation hi 

France; his return to America; disputes among 
Americans; personal mentions; his invitation to 
visit France; expectation of French successes; 
Comte D Estaing; the situation hi America; 
depredations of British; [Lt.] Col. [Marquis de] 
Fleury, Stony Point and Paulus Hook; [Maj.] 
Gen. [John] Sullivan s success among the Indians; 
Madame Lafayette and Mrs. Washington. Auto, 
draft signed. 12 pp. In Ford, with omissions, 
8, 65. P. I, pt. 2, 495 

[1779] [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj . [Henry] Lee 

[SEP. 30] [j r .] Englishtown [New Jersey]. Intelligence from 

New York; French fleet and Savannah; with 
drawal of British troops from Stony and Ver- 
planck s Points. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 205 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Col.] John Mitchell 

SEP. 30 [Philadelphia]. Thanks for intelligence. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 209 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 30 [William] Phillips [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Regret at obstacles to exchanges. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

E. 251 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alexan- 

SEP. 30 der,] Lord [Stirling, Suffern s, New York]. Re 

fusal of permit to Lady Mary [Stirling] to visit 
New York. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Al 
exander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 1, 201 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. [West Point.] To [Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 30 Anthony Wayne, near Stony Point]. Field pieces 

and guard boats for his use. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 1, 203 

1779 Phillips, Wplliam]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

SEP. 30 [George] Washington [West Point]. Arrival at 



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Elizabethtown and refusal of liberty to enter 
New York. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 10. 

34, 85 

[1779] Anonymous. [New York?] To [George Washington, West 

[SEP.] Point]. Number of British troops on Southern 

expedition. Contemporary copy by Tench 

Tilghman. 1 p. C. C. 152, 8, 61 

[1779] Leister, - . Account of Comte D Estaing s fleet. 

[SEP.?] Contemporary copy by Tench Tilghman. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 8, 37 

[1779] Oneida Nation. Address to Maj. Gen. John Sullivan: 

[SEP.?] Friendship and aid. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

C. C. 152, 8, 109 

[1779] Sullivan, John. Address to the Oneida Nation: The un- 

[SEP.?] friendly Cayugas. Contemporary copy by Rich 

ard Kidder Meade. 3 pp. C. C. 152, 8, 113 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. Instructions to 

OCT. l Col. Thomas Clark [West Point]. "Marching 

orders for Philadelphia and on to the Carolinas. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. X, pt. 1, 219 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 
OCT. 1 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. The 
guard for stores at Litchfield [Connecticut]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 211 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Instructions to Brig. 

OCT. 1 Gen. [James] Hogan [Philadelphia]. His march 

to North Carolina; clothing, accoutrements, etc. 
of his troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 213 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Stephen] 

OCT. l Moylan [near Salem? New York]. Money for 

recruiting his corps. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 217 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Certificate of service 

OCT. 1 of Maj. Noirmont de Laneuville. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 223 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 2 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Court-martial matters; [British] officers captured 

in the Sandwich; enlistments of Canadians in [Col. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1145 

James?] Livingston s regiment; interpretation of 
a resolve of Congress [of Aug. 18 respecting sub 
sistence allowance to officers]. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 225 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To John Mehelm, 

OCT. 2 New Jersey. Great want of shoes in the Army. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. X, pt. 1, 237 

Same to Moses Hatfield and George Starr. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Abraham 

OCT. 2 Skinner, Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. Con 

vention officers ordered to Bethlehem [Pennsyl 
vania]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 235 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Baron Steu- 

OCT. 2 ben, West Point ?] His plan for recruiting the 

Army for the next campaign. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 229 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Benjamin 

OCT. 2 Tallmadge, Stamford, Connecticut]. Money 

for recruiting the regiment; effect of Comte 

D Estaing s arrival on affairs in New York. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 233 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. An- 

OCT. 2 thony Wayne, near Stony Point]. Furnishing of 

guards and support to West Point. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 231 

1779 Heath, W[illiani]. Mandeville s [New York], To Lt. Col. 

OCT. 2 [Robert] H[anson] Harrison [West Point]. In 

ability to give information respecting Maj. Gen. 
[William] Phillips question; capture of a vessel 
by American prisoners being sent to New York 
from Halifax in 1778 ; cartel from Halifax arrived 
at Boston after Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates took 
command. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1779 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

OCT. 2 [West Point]. Presenting a tortoise and lemons; 

declaration of war against England by Spain; 

Governor of Louisiana [Bernardo de Galvez] s 



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design against the English Natchez settlements; 
troops from Havana for the siege of Pensacola. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. (In Spanish.) 34, 87 

Translation, 34, 89. 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Thomas] 

OCT. 3 Clark [en route to Philadelphia]. Ordering his 

return. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 251 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

OCT. 3 ratio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Coop 

eration with Comte D Estaing; general directions 
for Gates s government; use of Rhode Island 
militia; possibility of an attack on British at 
Rhode Island; establishment of expresses; se 
crecy, etc. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 239 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. Moses Hazen, 

OCT. 3 Coos, New Hampshire]. Orders to march to join 

Maj. Gen. [Robert] Howe at Bedford [New York]. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 249 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point To [Nehemiah] Hub- 

OCT. 3 bard, Hartford. Forwarding orders to Col. 

[Moses] Hazen. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 253 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 

O CT - 3 Sullivan, en route from Tioga, New York]. Has 

tening his march to the mam Army; cooperation 
with the French, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 245 

" Duplicate sent the 5 Octr 1779" 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

CT - 3 [Anthony] Wayne [near Stony Point]. Covering 

party for [Brig.] Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Du Por- 

tail s reconnoissance of Stony Point. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 1, 247 

1779 Washington, George. West Point To Col. [John] Cox 

CT - 4 [Trenton, New Jersey]. Approach of the French 

fleet; pilots and despatches for Comte D Estaing. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. X, pt. 1, 261 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1147 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Comte D Estaing 

OCT. 4 [Savanna]. Co-operation; British detachment to 

Halifax; strength at New York; attempts upon 
that city and Rhode Island; navigation of Hell 
Gate. Draft signed, llpp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. In Ford, with omission, 8, 76. 

D. I, pt. 1, 161 

The original L. S. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison, with a 
list of British regiments at New York and Rhode Island and their strength, 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman is in Haml. 4, 14. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

OCT. 4 Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Transmission 

of letter to [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 255 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Robert] 

OCT. 4 Howe [Bedford, New York]. Orders to resume 

the position at Croton near Pine Bridge. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 259 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [William Alex- 

OCT. 4 ander,] Lord Stirling [Suffern s, New York]. Co 

operation with the French fleet ; prospect of cut 
ting off the garrisons of Stony and Verplanck s 
Points. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1, 257 

1779 St. Glair, Arthur. West Point. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 4 [West Point]. Opinion on the most practicable 

mode of attacking New York. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

F. II, pt. 1, 421 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [John] Cox, 

OCT. 5 Trenton [New Jersey]. Despatches for Comte 

D Estaing; collection of pilots for the French 
fleet. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 267 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Capt.] WiUiam 

OCT. 5 Dobbs, Fishkill. Need of his services; secrecy. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. X, pt. 1, 273 

The same to Capts. James Hallet, Martin Johnson and Abraham Martling. 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Capt. Thomas 

OCT. 5 Hunt, Quaker Hill, New York]. Securing pilots 

for the French fleet. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 1, 271 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

OCT. 5 Sullivan [en route from Tioga, New York]. Ira- 



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portance of junction with main Army; non- 
receipt of letters from him. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1, 263 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 

OCT. 5 thanael] Greene [West Point]. Orders to take 

necessary measures to facilitate junction of [Maj.] 
Gen. [John] Sullivan s troops with the main 
Army. Draft. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henry. B. X, pt. 1, 265 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col.] Jeremiah 

OCT. 5 Wadsworth [Hartford]. Orders to take neces 

sary measures to subsist [Maj.] Gen. [John] Sulli 
van s troops on march to main Army. Draft. In 
hand writing of James McHenry. B. X,pt. 1,265 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Col.] James 

OCT. 5 Wilkinson [West Point ?] Forwarding of cloth 

ing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 269 

1779 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 5 ington, West Point. Capture of the Royal 

George; extracts from letters carried by her. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Oct. 12. 34, 91 

[1779] [Pickering, Timothy.] [Philadelphia.] Extracts of letters 

[OCT. 5] taken in the Royal George bound from New 

York to the West Indies: 

Edward Brisbane to Robert Burton, 1779, 
Aug. 28. (See that date.) 

Stephen Kemble to Maj. Smith, 1779, Sep. 7. 
(See that date.) 

Dr. J[onathan] Mallet to Dr. [William] Bruce, 
1779, Sep. 8. (See that date.) 

Afbraham] Cuyler to Capt. [Garrett] Fisher, 
1779, Sep. 15. (See that date.) 

A[braham] Cuyler to Lt. Col. [Cornelius] Cuy 
ler, 1779, Sep. 16. (See that date.) 

William Cliffe to Brig. [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] 
Prescott, 1779, Sep. 15. (See that date.) 

William Gerard to Moore & Johnston, 1779, 
Sep. 22. (See that date.) 

Edward Brisbane to Robert Burton, 1779, 
Sep. 23. (See that date.) 

Embarkation at New York; return of a fleet 



COBEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1149 

from Sandy Hook; impressment in the city. 
A. D. 7 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

34, 93 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Ramapo [New Jer- 

O CT - 5 sey]. To [George] Washington [West Point]. In 

tercepting British troops should they attempt to 
march from Verplanck s and Stony Points to 
New York; enclosing hints for attacking Staten 
Island. A. L. S. 1 p. F. II, pt. 1, 425 

[1779] Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Hints for attacking 

[0 CT - 5 1 Staten Island. A. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in pre 

ceding entry. F. II, pt. 1, 429 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Robert] 

CT - 6 Howe [near Pine Bridge, New York]. Lack of 

news; thanks to dragoons for their behavior. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 275 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

CT - 6 Tallmadge [Stamford, Connecticut]. Secret in 

telligence desired from [Samuel] C[ulper]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 281 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

CT - 6 [Anthony] Wayne [near Stony Point]. Delay of 

Washington s letter; Lord Stirling s position at 
Paramus; cutting off of garrison of Stony Point. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. X, pt. 1, 277 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

CT - 6 Washington [West Point]. Journey to Easton 

[Pennsylvania] ; unkind treatment received from 
the [Continental] Congress. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Oct. 10. 34, 97 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point, To Comte D Es- 

CT - 7 taing [Savanna]. Cooperation in proposed at 

tempt upon New York. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton and Robert Han 
son Harrison. In Ford, 8, 83. i 

D. I, pt. 1, 173 

The original L. S. In handwriting of Harrison is in Haml. 4, 22. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Henry 

CT - 7 Lee, jr., Haverstraw, New York]. Scarcity of 

specie; secret intelligence desired; rewards for 



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Paulus Hook. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. In Sparks, 6, 376. 

B. X, pt. 1,285 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [William Alex- 

OCT. 7 ander,] Lord Stirling [Paramus, New Jersey]. 

Proposals relative to co-operation with the 

French; disadvantages of Paramus as a station 

for his troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 283 

1779 Young, Joseph. [Fredericksburgh.] Intelligence from 

OCT. 7 New York: Return to New York of troops 

embarked for Southward; transports sent to 

Rhode Island; expected intentions of Comte 

D Estaing; strength of works north of the city; 

sickness among British troops. 3 pp. 

Haml. 4, 20 

1779 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. West Point. To Col. [Lewis] 

OCT. 8 Nicola [Philadelphia]. Payment of gratuity 

money to troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Caleb Gibbs. B. X, pt. 1, 291 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

OCT. 8 Sullivan [en route from Tioga, New York]. 

Receipt of his letters; the French fleet. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 289 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj. Benjamin 

OCT. 8 Tallmadge, Stamford, Connecticut]. Officer to 

watch movements of British shipping. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 293 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point, To "Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 9 Howe" [Maj. Gen. William Heath, Peekskill, 

New York]. Persons going within the enemy s 

lines. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 301 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

OCT. 9 ert] Howe [near Pine Bridge, New York]. Posi 

tion of his troops; inhabitants passing into the 
enemy s lines. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 303 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

OCT. 9 Tallmadge [Stamford, Connecticut]. Establish 

ment of a regular communication with Lcng 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1151 

Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 309 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col.] Jeremiah 

OCT. 9 Wads worth [Hartford]. Laying in of supplies, 

ship s bread and rum in event of co-operation 

with the French fleet. Draft. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1,311 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Lt. Col. [William] 

OCT. 9 Washington [Pomp ton, New Jersey]. Case of 

John Springer, jr. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 307 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Col.] James Wil- 

OCT. 9 kinson [West Point]. Subordinate appointments 

in his [Clothier s] department; partial issues of 
clothing; supply of quarter-master general offi 
ces; returns, state clothing, etc. ; magazines and 
contingent supply. Draft. 4 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 297 

1779 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. West Point. To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 9 Jedidiah Huntington, Peekskill, New York]. 

Clothing matters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1,305 

1779 Culper, Samuel, jr. [New York.] To John Bolton [Maj. 

OCT. 9 Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield ? Connecti 

cut]. Return of the British fleet; erection of 
fortifications; British fear of [Comte] D Estaing; 
prospect of evacuation of Rhode Island; expedi 
tion against Georgia ; situation in the West Indies; 
positions of troops on Long Island; critical 
position of England ; need of money to forward 
his intelligence. A. L. S. 3 pp. 34, 102 

1779 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [West Point.] Memorandum 

OCT. 9 of information given by Capt. James Monroe: 

British shipping at New York; inhabitants used 
as guards; cannon mounted; confusion in city; 
vessels sent Eastward; force on Long, Staten and 
York Islands; scant supplies of wood and coal. 
A. D. 3 pp. Enclosed in Washington to Du- 
portail and Hamilton, 1779, Oct. 30. 

Haml. 4, 33 

1779 Washington, George. West Point To Brig. Gen. [Louis 

OCT. 10 Le Begue] Du Portail and Lt. Col. [Alexander] 



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Hamilton [near Philadelphia]. Latest intelli 
gence from New York; suggestion for Comte 
D Estaing s cutting off British at Staten Island. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 317 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Robert Lettis] 

OCT. 10 Hooper [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Orders for re 

moval of Convention officers to Bethlehem. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 325 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. [Henry] Lee 

OCT. 10 [jr., Englishtown, New Jersey]. Intelligence for 

transmission to Comte D Estaing. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 321 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. [Henry] 

OCT. 10 Lee [jr., Englishtown ? New Jersey]. Introducing 

[Capt. Abraham] Martling, pilot. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 1, 323 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 10 [William] Phillips [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Con 

gress refusal to allow him and [Baron] Riedesel 
to go into New York; [Abraham] Skinner s con 
duct. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. E. 253 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Abraham] Skin- 

OCT. 10 ner [Easton, Pennsylvania], Orders to convey 

Convention officers to Bethlehem. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 327 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Lt.] Col. [John] 

OCT. 10 Taylor and Maj. [Samuel] Hayes [Elizabeth town, 

New Jersey]. Comte D Estaing s intentions; in 
formation desired of British force, etc. on Staten 
Island. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 319 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 10 [Anthony] Wayne [near Stony Point]. Recon- 

noissance of Stony Point; probabilities of oper 
ating against British detached posts. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 313 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1153 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island.] To John Bolton 

OCT. 10 [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield ? Con 

necticut]. Request for a supply of the stain 
[chemical for secret writing]; his capture by 
marauders. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 104 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Easton, Pennsylvania. To [George] 

OCT. 10 Washington [West Point]. Reports of reason for 

detention of Phillips and [Baron] Riedesel; case 

of the latter; health of the Baron and his wife. 

L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 20. 34, 105 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Easton, Pennsylvania. To [George] 

OCT. 10 Washington [West Point]. Requests permission 

to receive a box of letters, newspapers and maga 
zines from New York. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Oct. 20. 34, 107 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam], Easton [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

OCT. 10 Washington [West Point]. Reason for refusing 

him leave to enter New York ; principles of his 
actions; responsibility for the confusion in set 
tling commissary accounts of the Convention 
troops; lack of precision and clearness in Amer 
ican Commissary s accounts; refusal of British 
to certify to the transportation of provision ac 
count ; Phillips opinion of Washington s fairness. 
L. S. 6 pp. Answered Oct. 20. 34, 109 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Philip John] 

OCT. 12 Schuyler [Albany]. Mohawk families at the 

lower castle; opinion as to treaty with the Mo 
hawks. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 329 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Col. Matthew 

OCT. 12 Meacle [near Horseneck, on Long Island Sound]. 

Orders to prepare fascines and gabions. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 1, 335 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Pe- 

OCT. 12 ter] Muhlenberg [West Point ?] Shoe supplies. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 333 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Pfhilip Van] Rens- 

OCT. 12 selaer [Albany]. Mistakes in his monthly return. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 337 

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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 12 [William] Woodford [In vicinity of Stony Point]. 

Objects of his position. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 331 
1779 Loring, Joshua. New York. To Col. [John] Beatty [Eliz- 

OCT. 12 abethtown, New Jersey]. Demanding return to 

captivity of all American officers on parole ; vio 
lators ; demands permission for a British agent of 
prisoners to reside in Philadelphia; postpone 
ment of exchanges. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Clinton to Washington, 1779, Nov. 9. 34, 240 
1779 Loring, Joshua. [New York.] List of British officers taken 

OCT. 12 in the Eagle packet and Convention officers on 

parole. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Loring to 
Beatty, 1779, Oct. 12. 34, 240 

1779 Malcom, W[illiam]. Albany. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 12 [West Point]. Advance of British from South 

Bay; surrender of Forts Ann and George; diffi 
culties with the troops; strength of the enemy; 
Sir John Johnson s co-operation; doubt of militia 
assistance; state of Fort Schu}der; memoran 
dum of killed and wounded at the two forts. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 34, 113 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

OCT. 12 [George] Washington [West Point]. Requesting 

permission for a private individual to carry pa 
pers and dispatches to Canada by way of the 
Lakes. L. S. 2pp. Answered Oct. 20. 34,115 
1779 Riedesel, [Baron]. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. To [George] 

OCT. 12 Washington [West Point]. Mr. Randolph s at 

tention, shown on the journey from Virginia; 
Riedesel s disappointment and health. L. S. 
2 pp. 34, 120 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Theodorick] 

OCT. 13 Bland [Charlottesville, Virginia]. Management 

of Convention troops; Eland s resignation; ap 
plication of Hessian chaplain. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 339 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. Matthew 

OCT. 13 Meade [near Horse Neck, on Long Island Sound]. 

[Maj. Jean Bernard de] Murnand to superintend 
making of fascines, etc. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 343 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1155 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

OCT. 14 ert] Howe [near Pine Bridge, New York]. Re 

ceipt of prisoners and exchanges in benefit of Col. 
[Elisha] Sheldon s men. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 347 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

OCT. 14 Sullivan [en route to Easton, Pennsylvania]. Or 

ders to halt at Easton for refreshment of troops. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 345 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Benjamin 

OCT. 14 Tallmadge, Stamford, Connecticut]. Instruc 

tions for [Samuel] C[ulper] and [Samuel] Cfulper] 
jr. ; nature of inf ormation desired from New York 
city; defenses, etc.; intelligence from Brooklyn 
and Long Island. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 351 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

OCT. 14 thony] Wayne [near Stony Point], Opening of a 

road on the West bank of the Hudson; Sir Henry 

Clinton s and other officers trip up the Hudson. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 349 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [An- 

OCT. 15 thony] Wayne [near Stony Point]. His position; 

return of Carolina troops to camp ; artificers and 
tools ordered sent him. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 357 

1779 Cochran, John. West Point. Certificate of condition of 

OCT. 15 Capt-lt. John Van Dyke. A. L. S. with endorse 

ment of Maj. Gen. Henry Knox to above. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 8, 121 

1779 [Gates, Horatio.] [Providence, Rhode Island.] To 

OCT. 15 [George Washington, West Point]. Approaching 

evacuation of Newport. Extract by Tench 

Tilghman. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to 

Duportail and Hamilton, 1779, Oct. 21. 

Haml. 2, 49 

1779 Hfarrison,] R[obert] H[anson], West Point. To Brig. 

OCT. 15 Gen. [Henry] Knox [West Point]. Supplies 

desired by [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 355 



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1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 16 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Expectation of accounts of French fleet from the 
southward; co-operation of troops in Rhode 
Island; success of expeditions against the Six 
Nations and Mingo Indians. Draft signed. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 359 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Don Juan de 

OCT. 16 Miralles, Philadelphia]. Thanks for his present; 

co-operation of Spanish and French; friendship. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

P. I, pt, 2, 515 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 16 [Nathanael] Greene [West Point]. Artificers and 

supplies for [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 303 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Moses] Hat- 

OCT. 17 field [New Windsor, New York]. Need of shoes. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 379 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point,] To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 17 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. For 

warding letter. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 1, 367 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 17 [Robert] Howe [near Pine Bridge, New York]. 

Caution against surprise; state of exchange 
account; distress for shoes. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 371 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Maj] Gen. 

OCT. 17 [Robert] Howe [Near Pine Bridge, New York]. 

Need of precaution. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 1, 317 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To John Mitchell, 

OCT. 17 Philadelphia. Obtaining lodgings for Mrs. [Mar 

tha] Washington in Philadelphia. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. P. I, pt. 2, 519 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Lt. Col.] William 

OCT. 17 Palfrey [Philadelphia]. Arrearages of pay to 

troops at Fort Pitt. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 375 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1157 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 17 [Anthony] Wayne [near Stony Point]. Warning 

of British advance up the Hudson. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 373 

[1779] Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Stamford, Connecticut]. To 

OCT. 17 [George Washington, West Point]. Embarkation 

of baggage and artillery [at New York]; need of 

light horse. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 369 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. [West Point.] To [Uriah] Mitchell, 

OCT. 17 Newburgh [New York]. Transmitting letter for 

Moses Hatfield. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1, 377 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Israel] 

OCT. 17 Putnam [Smith s Clove, New York]. British 

troops sent to Stony and Verplanck s Point; 

request of a British prisoner. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 365 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge], West Point. To Col. [Daniel] 

OCT. 18 Brodhead [Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. Success of 

his expedition against the Senecas and Munceys; 
clothing and pay; proposed expedition against 
Detroit; peace negotiations with the Indians; 
Col. [Brig. Gen. George Rogers] Clark; coopera 
tion with the French; information of Detroit de 
sired. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 387 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 18 [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail and Lt. Col. [Alex 

ander] Hamilton [Capes of the Delaware]. Co 
operation with Comte D Estaing; British signals; 
preparations for attempts on New York or New 
port. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 383 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

OCT. 18 ert] Howe [Pine Bridge, New York]. Orders to 

make gabions, fascines, etc. ; dimensions. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 381 

The same to Brig. Gen. Wayne and Lord Stirling. 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col.] John Mitch- 

OCT. 18 ell, Philadelphia. Letter to be forwarded to 

[Brig.] Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail and [Lt.] 



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Col. [Alexander] Hamilton. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 393 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col.] James Wil- 

OCT. 18 kinson [West Point]. Orders to forward clothing 

to Fort Pitt. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 395 

1779 Scammell, Alexander. [West Point.] To [George Wash- 

OCT. 18 ington, West Point]. Result of inquiry into cause 

of deficiency in arms. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Goose] Van 

OCT. 19 Schaick [Albany]. Question of rations for wives 

of officers and soldiers. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 399 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 19 [Charles] Scott [Virginia]. Forwarding troops to 

the southward; necessity of strength in Georgia 
and the Carolinas; surgeons for the southward; 
lack of news of the French fleet; evacuation of 
Rhode Island. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 397 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Col. John Mitchell, 

OCT. 19 Philadelphia]. Forwarding letter to Col. [Dan 

iel] Brodhead. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 405 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Lewis] 

OCT. 19 Nicola [Philadelphia]. Payment of bounty 

money to the Invalid Corps. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 401 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Dr. William 

OCT. 19 Shippen [jr., Philadelphia], Orders to send sur 

geons to Virginia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 407 

1779 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. Instructions 

OCT. 19 to Lt. John Goulet to proceed to Canada and 

capture a prisoner from the British troops. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Goulet to Washing 
ton, 1781, Jan. W 
1779 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. [West Point.] To Capt. 
OCT. 19 [Thomas] Mclntire [Fort Pitt]. His request to 
serve in the Army. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1, 403 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1159 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

OCT. 20 Ham] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Claims of 

rank in the Connecticut line; case of Maj. [Wills] 

Clift and Capt. [Titus] Watson. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 409 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

OCT. 20 liam Heath, Mandeville s, New York]. Encour 

agement of enterprise in officers. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 413 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Marquis de La- 

OCT. 20 fayette [Paris]. Letters; expectation of Comte 

D Estaing s arrival; fortifying and confusion of 
British at New York; success of Sullivan s and 
Brodhead s expeditions against the Indians; em 
barkations at New York, capture of British trans 
ports, etc. ; appointments of United States Min 
isters abroad. Auto, draft signed. 5 pp. In 
Ford, 8, 85. P. I, pt. 2, 521 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 20 [William] Phillips [Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]. 

Referring his requests to Congress; rebukes his 

insinuations. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. In Sparks, 6, 381. 

E. 255 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 20 John Sullivan, near Chester, Pennsylvania]. Or 

ders to encamp near Chester; practice of ma- 
noeuvers, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 1, 415 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. Louis 

OCT. 21 Le Begue Du Portail and Lt. Col. Alexander 

Hamilton, on the New Jersey coast]. Prepara 
tions of British to evacuate Rhode Island and 
Verplanck s and Stony Points; necessity of 
French fleet entering New York harbor ; co-oper 
ation. Draft. 5pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 425 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [John] 

OCT. 21 Mitchell [Philadelphia]. Forwarding letter to 

[Brig.] Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail and 



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[Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 431 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Col. [Jacobus] 

OCT. 21 Swartout [Dutchess County, New York]. Repair 

of roads by militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 433 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

OCT. 21 thony] Wayne [near Stony Point]. Need of 

shoes ; commissary of hides business ; discontin 
uing the mor.ning and evening gun through 
scarcity of cartridges. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 417 
1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 21 [Anthony] Wayne [near Stony Point]. Probable 

evacuation of Verplanck s and Stony Points; 
watchfulness of enemy s movements. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 421 

1779 Culper, Samuel, jr. New York. To [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 

OCT. 21 madge, Bedford ? New York]. Mistake in re 

ported destination of British fleet; shipping at 
[Sandy] Hook; French fleet reported off Georgia ; 
troops embarked for Halifax; British store of 
provision and forage ; fortifications; need of sup 
ply of stain [chemical for secret writing]. Con 
temporary translation by Tench Tilghman. 2 pp. 

34, 128 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ho- 

OCT. 22 ratio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Evac 

uation of Rhode Island by British and conse 
quent dispositions; prisoner matters and ac 
counts from the southward. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 435 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

OCT. 22 Ham] Heath and [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne 

[Mandeville s and near Stony Point]. Orders for 
covering party for a visit to Stony and Ver 
planck s Points. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 439 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

OCT. 22 er t] Howe [Pine Bridge, New York]. Approves 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1161 

proceedings of court of inquiry on Col. [John] 
Greaton. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 441 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

OCT. 22 liam] Woodford [West Point]. Promotion of ser 

geants. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 443 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Baron] Riedesel 

OCT. 23 [Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]. Referring him to 

letter to Maj. Gen. [William] Phillips; his health. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

E. 257 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Jean Bap- 

OCT. 24 tiste] Gouvion [Near Pine Bridge, New York]. 

Orders to return to headquarters to construct 

small works for protection of King s Ferry. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 459 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. [WU- 

OCT. 24 liam] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Ordering 

the Connecticut division down to Peekskill and 
construction of works at Stony and Verplanck s 
Points. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 445 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

OCT. 24 liam] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. Commis 

sions for the Massachusetts line; promotions; re- 
enlistments. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 447 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

OCT 24 ert] Howe [near Pine Bridge, New York]. Pro 

posed destruction of enemy s firewood at Lloyd s 
Neck; Howe s position; communications of offi 
cers; secret service matter. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 453 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Jedi- 

OCT. 24 diah] Huntington [On the Fishkill road, New 

York]. Pikes; destinctive badges for officers; 
clothing and other issues. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 455 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Silvanus] 

OCT. 24 Seely, Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. Return of 



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his regiment; information desired of enemy s 
shipping. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 461 
1779 Griffin, Samuel. Philadelphia. To George Washington 
OCT. 24 [West Point]. Present of a suit of clothes from 
the Board of War of Virginia. A. L. S. 1 p. 

34, 132 

1779 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder], [West Point]. To [Lt.] Col. 

OCT. 24 [Edward] Carrington [West Point]. Clothing 

matters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 1, 457 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 25 [Louis Le B&gue] Du Portail and Lt. Col. [Alexan 

der] Hamilton [Egg Harbor, New Jersey]. Mili 
tary situation in status quo. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 467 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Peter] Gan- 

OCT. 25 sevoort, Albany. Order to deliver Mohawk pris 

oners to [Volckert P.] Douw. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 469 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Moses] Hatfield 

OCT. 25 [New Windsor, New York]. Orders to send 

hides to Philadelphia to be exchanged for shoes; 
use of wagons. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 473 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 

OCT. 25 thanael] Greene [West Point]. Forwarding of 

hides to Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 465 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj . [Henry] Lee 

OCT. 25 [jr., New Jersey ?]. General military situation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 471 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

OCT. 2: Nixon [Constitution Island, New York]. Com 

missions for the Massachusetts line; promotions; 
forwarding of list arranged as sent to Congress. 
Transcript. B. X, 188 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

OCT. 25 Sullivan [New Jersey]. Orders to march to 

[Smith s] Clove. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 463 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1163 

1779 Fleury, [Marquis de]. [Philadelphia.] To [George Wash- 

OCT. 25 ington, West Point]. Departure for France. 

A. L. S. In 3d person. 1 p. 34, 134 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

OCT. 26 Glover [Constitution Island ? New York]. Refer 

ring him to letter sent [Brig.] Gen. [John] Nixon. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. X, pt. 1, 483 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 26 [William] Heath [Mandeville s, New York]. His 

new encampment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 1, 475 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Benja- 

OCT. 26 min] Lincoln [Charleston, South Carolina]. In 

troducing Lt. Col. [Jean Baptiste] Ternant; the 
new Army Regulations; movements of British 
and desire of news from the southward. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 479 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [William Alex- 

OCT. 26 ander,] Lord Stirling [Baskingridge ? New Jersey]. 

His offer to bear a message to Comte [D Estaing], 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 477 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 26 [Anthony] Wayne [Paramus ? New Jersey]. 

Construction of a small work at Stony Point. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 485 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 26 [William] Woodford [West Point]. Construction 

of a small work at Stony Point. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 487 

1779 Bowen, Ephraim. Newport [Rhode Island]. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 26 [Nathanael] Greene [West Point]. Evacuation of 

Rhode Island by British; stores left, etc. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington 
to Duportail and Hamilton, 1779, Oct. 30. 

B. X, pt. 1, 521 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island.] To [Maj. Ben- 

OCT. 26 jamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. For 

warding blanks [letter in invisible ink] from " 723" 



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[Samuel Culper, jr]; Comte D Estaing in Dela 
ware bay; [Gov. William] Tryon s activity in 
gathering cattle and forage. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 137 

1779 [Hamilton, Alexander and Louis Le Begue Duportail.] 

OCT. 26 Great Egg Harbor [New Jersey]. To [George 

Washington, West Point]. Reasons for fixing on 
Great Egg Harbor [as a waiting place to meet the 
French fleet]; precautions taken to gam the 
earliest news of its arrival ; movement of British 
ships at Sandy Hook; failure to obstruct the 
channel; chance of success in forcing the passage 
of the Hook. Auto, draft in handwriting of 
Hamilton. 8 pp. In Lodge, Works of Hamilton, 
7, 579. Haml. 1, 73 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

OCT. 26 [George] Washington [West Point]. Exchange of 

prisoners; Sir Henry Clinton s desires; status of 
Convention officers and mode insisted on for their 
exchange; suggests interview. L. S. 6 pp. 

34, 138 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

OCT. 27 [William] Heath [Near Peekskill, New York]. 

Advance of British into Jersey and consequent 
movements of troops. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman B. X, pt. 1, 489 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

OCT. 27 ert] Howe, [near Pine Bridge, New York]. Ad 

vance of British into Jersey ; orders to move up to 
Peekskill. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 493 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Daniel] 

OCT. 27 Morgan [Virginia]. Case of a Mrs. [Ann] Robinson. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 497 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Mrs. Ann Robin- 

OCT. 27 son. Has written to Col. [Daniel] Morgan on 

subject of her slave. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Varick. E. 371 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj . Gen. [John] 

OCT. 27 Sullivan [en route to SufTern s, New York]. Ad 

vance of British into Jersey; general orders for 
his movements. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 491 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1165 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

OCT. 27 thony] Wayne [Paramus, New Jersey]. Advance 

of British into Jersey; general directions for his 

guidance. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 495 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Maj . Gen. [John] 

OCT. 28 Sullivan [Near Morristown, New Jersey]. British 

at Middlebrook; discretionary orders. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 501 

1779 H[arrison,] Robert H[anson], [West Point.] To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 28 William Heath, Peekskill, New York]. British 

fleet in Long Island Sound; works at Verplanck s 

and Stony Points; British expedition in Jersey. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. X, pt. 1, 499 

1779 Phillips, Wplliam]. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

OCT. 28 [George] Washington [West Point]. Case of 

[Baron] Riedesel; Phillips indifference to actions 

of Congress respecting himself. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 141 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [William Alex- 

OCT. 29 ander,] Lord Stirling [Baskingridge, New Jersey]. 

Orders for his division to take post between Suf- 
fern s and Stony Point. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 503 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Silvanus] 

OCT. 29 Seely [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Thanks for 

intelligence, etc. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 511 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Jacobus] 

OCT. 29 Swartwout [Dutchess County, New York]. De 

ficiencies in arms and accoutrements. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 513 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Col. [Jere- 

OCT. 29 miah] Wadsworth [West Point]. State of the 

flour; desires exact report of conditions and 
prospects of supplies. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 515 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Brig. Gen. [An- 

OCT. 29 thony] Wayne [Paramus, New Jersey]. His posi 

tion near Paramus. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 505 



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1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

OCT. 29 Ham] Woodford [Below Suffern s, New York]. 

Orders to move back between Suffern s and 

Stony Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 507 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To the Officer com- 

OCT. 29 manding the Massachusetts militia at Claverack 

[New York]. Orders to march to Albany. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 509 

1779 Culper, Samuel, jr. New York. To John Bolton [Maj. 

OCT. 29 Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York], 

Quantity of provision in New York; report of 
French and Spanish fleet being off Portsmouth 
[England]; sailing of a fleet from New York for 
Halifax; fortifications; arrival of garrison from 
Khode Island; British collection of forage; hulks 
obstructing channel [at Sandy Hook]; fleets of 
provision and store ships expected from Eng 
land. Contemporary translation by Tench Tilgh- 
man. 2 pp. 34, 148 

1779 [Culper, Samuel.] [Setauket, Long Island]. To [Maj. Ben- 

OCT. 29 jamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. De 

pendence upon [Samuel] Culper, jr. to shorten 
route of the [secret] dispatches; 725 [Lt. Caleb 
Brewster] s negligence; subscription raised [in 
Setauket] to obtain protection from [Sir Henry] 
Clinton; seizure of stock and hay; robbery com 
mitted by whale-boats from the mainland. 
A. L. 4 pp. Enclosed hi Tallmadge to Washing 
ton, 1779, Nov. 1. 34, 150 
1779 Riedesel, [Baron.] Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 
OCT. 29 [George] Washington [West Point]. Thanks for 
Washington s interest in his health; the repre 
sentation to Congress; requests Washington to 
make same; confidence in his generosity. L. S. 

2 pp. 34, 146 
1779 Washington, George. West Point To Col. [John] Beatty 

OCT. 30 [West Point?]. His regulations for prisoners; 

removal from Rutland [Massachusetts]; inter 
ference of States in exchanges; claims of British 
in regard to parole violations, etc. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 533 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1167 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 30 [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail and [Lt.] Col. [Alex 

ander] Hamilton [Egg Harbor, New Jersey]. 
Evacuation of Rhode Island by British. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 1, 519 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj. [Henry] 

OCT. 30 Lee [jr., New Jersey]. Evacuation of Rhode Island 

by the British. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 525 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Maj. [Benjamin] 

OCT. 30 Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Sending small 

supply of counterpart [chemical for secret writ 
ing]; the westward bound British ships in [Long 
Island] Sound. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 523 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Col. James Wil- 

OCT. 30 kinson,] New Windsor [New York]. Desiring re 

turn of clothing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 537 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [West Point.] To Thomas 

OCT. 30 CaUender [en route to Philadelphia ?] Payment 

for clothing deficiencies of Randolph Bryant. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. X, pt. 1, 529 

1779 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

OCT. 30 [West Point]. Arrangements for Mrs. [Martha] 

Washington; reported engagement of French 

and English fleets in the [English] Channel. 

L. S. 1 p. 34, 152 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Rev. [James] 

OCT. 31 Caldwell [Springfield, New Jersey]. Protection 

of forage. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 1, 547 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 31 [Nathanael] Greene [West Point]. Militia to cut 

wood. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. X, pt. 1, 541 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Lt. Col. [Albert] 

OCT. 31 Pawling [near Peekskill, New York]. Orders to 

assist in erecting work at Stony Point. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 545 



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1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [John] 

OCT. 31 Sullivan [near Middlebrook, New Jersey]. Orders 

to detach [Brig.] Gen. [William] Maxwell to pro 
tect forage at Westfield [New Jersey]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 1, 539 

1779 M[eade,] R[ichard] Kpdder]. [West Point.] To Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 31 [Mordecai] Gist [Smith s Clove, New York]. 

Clothing for his recruits. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. X, pt. 1, 543 

[1779] British Army in America. Estimate of corps at New York 

[OCT.] and Khode Island. "Strength by General 

Howe s returns end of year 1777." Tabular 

statement by Tilghman. 2 pp. Endorsed by 

him: "October 1779." 

[1779] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Memorandum of intelligence 

[OCT.] from Charleston; escape of Col. [Alexander] 

Maitland from Beaufort; siege of Savannah. 

A. D. 2 pp. Haml. 1, 118 

[1779] Hill, Thomas. [Rutland, Massachusetts]. Memorial to 

[OCT. ?] [JefTery,] Lord Amherst [England]. Hill s loss of 

rank and circumstances connected therewith and 
extract of a letter bearing on same. Contempo 
rary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Hill to Washing 
ton, 1780, Oct. 29. 34, 144 

[1779?] I[a]f[ayette, Marquis de.] [West Point?] To [Lt.] Col. 

[OCT.?] [Alexander] Hamilton [West Point]. Pilots and 

Lafayette s attendance at headquarters. A. L. S. 

1 p. 44, 351 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. Louis 

Nov. 1 Le Begue Du Portail and Lt. Col. Alexander 

Hamilton, Egg Harbor, New Jersey]. Evacua 
tion of Rhode Island; movements of British ships 
at New York; death of Col. [Lewis de] LaRadiere. 
Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 9 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov - 1 [Horatio] Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

News of evacuation of Rhode Island received 
through Ephraim Bowen; conditions in the 
South. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James 
McIIenry. B. X, pt. 2, 1 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1169 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 1 William Heath, Peekskill, New York]. Death of 

Col. [Giles] Russell and consequent promotions; 
general order against retention of arms of men 
sent from the [Light] Infantry; privilege of 
changing regiment granted to men reenlisting 
for the war. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 5 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 1 William Maxwell, near Warwick, New Jersey], 

Orders to march to Westfield; general directions. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman, 

Washington and Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 13 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col.] John 

Nov. 1 Mitchell [Philadelphia]. Forwarding a letter. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 17 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Benjamin 

Nov. 1 Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. Forwarding 

stain [chemical for secret writing] for [Samuel] 

Culper, jr. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 15 

1779 Rensselaer, P[hilip] V[an]. Albany. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. l ington [West Point]. Returns [of military stores] 

for September and October; repair of arms. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 160 

1779 Seely, Silvanus. Elizabethtown. To Brig. Gen. [Anthony] 

Nov. l Wayne [near Paramus, New Jersey]. British 

troops brought from Long to Staten Island. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Wayne to Washing 
ton, 1779, Nov. 4. 34, 187 

1779 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. l Washington [West Point]. Robbery at Setauket ; 

danger to the secret intelligence; requests per 
mission to capture marauders; standing of the 
people robbed. A. L. S. 4 pp. 34, 158 

1779 Woodford, William. Kakeate Meeting House [New York]. 

Nov. 1 To [George] Washington [West Point]. His 

position; lack of forage; working parties. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 162 

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1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 2 [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail and Lt. Col. [Alex 

ander] Hamilton [Egg Harbor, New Jersey]. 
Report of British naval movements at New 
York and England from a secret agent. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 27 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj . Gen. [Horatio] 

Nov. 2 Gates [Providence, Rhode Island]. Delay of his 

despatches notifying of evacuation of Rhode 

Island; his march to join the main Army. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. In Ford, 8, 101. B. X, pt. 2, 19 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 2 Robert Howe, near Pine Bridge, New York]. 

Wagon taken by Armand s troopers. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 23 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj . [Henry] Lee 

Nov. 2 [jr., New Jersey]. Sailing of British force from 

New York; sunken hulks in the [Sandy Hook] 

channel. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 33 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Col.] John 

Nov. 2 Mitchell, Philadelphia]. Forwarding letter to 

Brig. Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail and Lt. 
Col. [Alexander] Hamilton. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 35 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

Nov. 2 Tallmadge [Bedford, New York]. Piratical ac 

tions against inhabitants of Long Island. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McIIenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 31 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Col. James Wil- 

Nov. 2 kinson, New Windsor, New York]. Need of 

clothing; Wilkinson s presence at headquarters. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 37 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

Nov - 2 liana Woodford, near Stony Point]. His position; 

construction of works at Stony Point. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 25 



COBEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1171 

1779 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue] and Alexander] Hamilton. 

Nov. 2 Great Egg Harbor [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Washington, West Point. Giving over all ex 
pectation of Comte D Estaing s appearance; their 
return to camp. A. L. S. of Hamilton, signed first 
by Duportail. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 11. 34, 166 

1779 Howe, R[obert]. Field s House [New York]. To [George 

Nov. 2 Washington, West Point]. Capture of hay and 

wagons by Col. Armand; question of restoring 

latter to their owners. A. L. S. 3 pp. 34, 164 

1779 Livingston, William. Trenton [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

Nov. 2 Gen. [John] Sullivan [Smith s Clove, New York]. 

Preparations of British to invade the State; calls 
for assistance. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Sullivan to Washington, 1779, Nov. 4. 

34, 181 

1779 Eivers, James. Rutland [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

Nov. 2 Washington [West Point]. Requesting permis 

sion to go to New York on parole. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 168 

1779 Cnlper, Samuel, jr. New York. To [Maj. Benjamin Tall- 

Nov. 3 madge, Bedford, New York]. Failure of fleet to 

sail for Halifax; fleet intended for the West In 
dies; preparation for an embarkation; the gen 
eral situation, at New York. Contemporary 
translation by Tench Tilghman. 2 pp. 34, 174 

1779 Howe, ll[obert]. Field s House [New York]. To [George 

Nov. 3 Washington, West Point]. Capture of an Ameri 

can spy; necessity of address in permitting his 
escape. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 170 

1779 lee, Henry, jr. [New Jersey?] To [George Washington, 

Nov. 3 West Point]. Sailing of a British fleet from 

[Sandy] Hook; removal of heavy cannon from 

batteries at the Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Nov. 11. 34, 172 

1779 Maxwell, William. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 3 Washington [West Point]. Maxwell s march to 

Suffern s [New York]. A. L. S. 2pp. 34,175 

1779 Poor, Enoch. [Smith s] Clove [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 3 Washington [West Point]. Recommending Maj. 

[William] Scott for brigade-major and Capt. 

[Jeremiah] Fogg for aide-de-camp to Poor; re- 



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quests that his brigade be stationed in its geo 
graphical position in the line. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Nov. 5. 34, 173 
1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 
Nov. 3 thanael] Greene [Camp]. Preparation of engi 
neering material; [Col. George] Baylor s dra 
goons at Westfield. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 2, 39 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

Nov. 4 Sullivan [Smith s Clove, New York]. Orders to 

take post nearer King s Ferry. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 41 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig. Gen. An- 

Nov. 4 thony Wayne, Newbridge, New York]. Advance 

of enemy toward Kingsbridge ; need of watchful 
ness. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 43 
1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

Nov. 4 liam] Woodford [near Stony Point]. Suggesting 

post at Haverstraw for his encampment; blan 
kets. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2,45 

1779 Darby, William John. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To 

Nov. 4 [George Washington, West Point]. Request for 

permission to go to New York on parole. A. L. S. 

1 p. 34, 177 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George 

Nov. 4 Washington, West Point]. Destitute condition 

of Nixon s and Glover s brigade for want of 

shoes; Col. [Moses] Hazen s enlistment query. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 175 

1779 Seely, Silvanus. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 4 G[eorge] Washington [West Point], Intelligence 

obtained; transports for carrying troops to 
Halifax; removal of [Lt. Col. Abraham Van] 
Buskirk s regiment from Paulus Hook. A. L. S. 
1 p. 34, 184 

1779 Sullivan, John. Smith s Clove [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [West Point]. Gov. [William] Liv 

ingston s letter; requests instructions. A. L. S. 
1 p. 34, 179 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. West Point. To John Moylan, New 

Nov - 4 Windsor [New York]. Need of a distribution of 

blankets. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 2, 47 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1173 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. New Bridge [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [West Point]. Success of the grand 

forage; indications of intended evacuation of 

New York. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Nov. 5. 

34, 185 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

Nov. 5 Ham] Maxwell [Westfield, New Jersey]. Lt. Col. 

[William] Washington s troop ordered to West- 
field ; other dispositions in consequence of British 
movements on Staten Island. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 51 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. Enoch 
Nov. 5 Poor, near Suffern s, New York]. Brigade mat 
ters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 53 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. John 
Nov. 5 Sullivan, Smith s Clove, New York]. Prepara 
tions of British on Staten Island and their object. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 49 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

Nov. 5 thony] Wayne [Paramus, New Jersey]. His in 

telligence respecting evacuation of New York. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 55 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

Nov. 5 thony] Wayne [Paramus]. British movements on 

Staten Island; orders to advance to Acquack- 
anonck. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 57 

1779 Culper, Samuel. Setauket [Long Island]. To [Maj. Ben- 

Nov. 5 jamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. Move 

ments of British troops on Long Island; danger 
to Culper. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 190 

1779 Mead, Matthew. Greenwich [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [West Point]. Construction of fas 

cines. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 188 

1779 Moylan, Stephen. North Castle [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [West Point]. Leathern breeches 

and clothing for his regiment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 189 

1779 Sullivan, John. Smith s Clove [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [West Point]. Preparation to move; 

lack of wagons. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 192 



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1779 Wayne, Anthony. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Nov. 5 Washington [West Point]. Watchfulness of 

enemy s movements; want of provisions. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 198 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 6 [Jacob] Bayley, Coos [New Hampshire]. Supply 

of provisions for Capt. [Joseph] Louis [Gill] and 

his Indians. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 63 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Moses] 

Nov. 6 Hazen [Coos, New Hampshire]. Provisions and 

pay for Capt. Joseph Louis Gill and his Indians; 

forage at Coos. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman B. X, pt. 2, 65 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 6 [William] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. Shoes 

for the Massachusetts troops; reenlistments 

before expiration of terms. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 61 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [John Mitchell, 

Nov. 6 Philadelphia]. His efforts to provide lodgings 

for Mrs. [Martha] Washington. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. P. I, pt. 2, 555 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Lt. Col. [William] 

Nov. 6 Washington [New Jersey]. Orders to take post 

at Westfield [New Jersey]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 59 

1779 Biddle, Clement. New Windsor [New York]. To Maj. 

Nov. 6 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [West Point]. The 

most northern position possible for the Army in 
New Jersey on account of flour and forage sup 
plies; the transportation question; horses of the 
main Army; winter cavalry stations; arrange 
ments in case of move toward New York ; supply 
of forage from Connecticut and Jersey. A. L. S. 
6 pp. 34, 212 

1779 Galvan, [William]. [West Point.] To [George] Wash- 

. 6 ington [West Point]. Requests recommendation 

to Congress for a Lieutenant-Colonelcy in the 
Inspection Department; his services. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 34, 204 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1175 

1779 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York] To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 6 ton, West Point. Employment of prisoners; 

requesting the liberation of a sailor boy. A. L. S. 

1 p. 34, 202 

1779 Howe, R[obert]. North Castle [New York]. To [George 

Nov. 6 Washington, West Point]. Difficulty in conniv 

ing at escape of spy in manner that will not arouse 
suspicion in the enemy; Howe s stay at North 
Castle; Col. [Anthony Walton] White s expedi 
tion. A. L. S. 4 pp. 34, 200 

1779 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 6 ington [West Point]. State of the forage supply; 

scarcity; need of clothing for garrison troops; 
delay in buildings; removal of chain ; impending 
scarcity of bread; need of boats to transport 
wood. L.S. 8pp. Answered Nov. 13. 34,206 

1779 Sullivan, John. Suffern s Tavern [New York]. To 

Nov. 6 [George] Washington [West Point]. Reasons 

for wishing to resign. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 

Letters to Washington, 2, 343. 34, 210 

1779 Sullivan, John. Suffern s Tavern [New York]. To 

Nov. 6 [George Washington, West Point]. His march 

toward Pompton [New Jersey]; object of in 
tended incursion of British into Jersey; forage, 
the magazine at Pluckamin and Sullivan s posi 
tion. A. L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 342. 34, 211 

1779 Flint, Royal. New Windsor. To Col. [Jeremiah] Wads- 

Nov. 7 worth [New Windsor], Difficulties of the Com 

missary Department from want of cash; in 
creased prices of supplies; meat and flour sup 
ply; dependence for the latter. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wadsworth to Wash 
ington, 1779, Nov. 8. 34, 236 

1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. West Point. To Col. [Jere- 

Nov. 7 miah] Wadsworth [West Point]. Transmitting 

extract of [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne s letter. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 69 

1779 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

Nov. 7 [George] Washington [West Point]. State of 

affairs; lack of troops; action of [South Carolina] 
legislature; militia; deficiency of supplies; de 
fenseless state of Charleston; method of British 
operation; number and position of troops; meas- 



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ures taken preparatory to a seige. L. S. 11 pp. 

Answered Feb. 27, 1780. In Sparks, Letters to 

Washington, 2, 344. 34, 218 

1779 McHenry, James. West Point, To Col. [Clement] Biddle 

Nov. 7 [New Windsor, New York]. Laying up of forage 

on the Connecticut River, Coos, the North River 

and Albany. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. X, pt. 2, 71 

1779 McHenry, James. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Anthony] 

Nov. 7 Wayne [Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. Wayne s 

want of provisions. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 2, 67 

1779 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. Sing Sing [New York]. To 

Nov. 8 [M a j . Gen. William Heath, Peekskill, New York]. 

His capture of [Maj. Mansfield] Baremore 

[Barrymore]. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1779, Nov. 8. 34, 233 

1779 Dnportail, [Louis Le BSgue] and Alexander Hamilton. 

Nov. 8 Great Egg Harbor [New Jersey]. To [George] 

Washington, West Point. Lack of advices from 

the South; embarkation at New York. A. L. S. 

of Plamilton, signed also by Duportail. 1 p. 

34, 230 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

Nov. 8 Washington [West Point]. Forwarding troops 

from Rhode Island; leaving artillery behind. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 23. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 2, 349. 34, 228 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 8 Washington [West Point]. Col. Armand s suc 

cessful movement. L. S. 1 p. 34, 231 

1779 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Bedford [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 8 Washington, West Point. Washington s repre 

sentation to the Governors of Connecticut and 
New York of the robberies on Long Island; ex 
pected incursion of enemy from Kingsbridge. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 234 

[1779] [Thornton, - .] [Haverstraw, New York.] Intelli- 

[Nov. 8] gence obtained: Embarkation at New York; 

British determination to hold the city; erection 
of fortifications; ships in the North and East 
River; news in Rivington s Gazette; mutiny of 
[Lt. Col. Abraham Van] Buskirk s regiment; re 
ported action of French and British fleets in 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1177 

European waters. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Woodford to Washington, 1779, 
Nov. 8. 34, 226 

1779 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 8 ington [West Point]. [Royal] Flint s report; 

small supply of bread and flour; substitute ra 
tion; prospects of a supply of flour from Con 
necticut. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 235 
1779 Woodford, William. Haverstraw [New York]. To [George] 
Nov. 8 Washington [West Point]. Forwarding intelli 
gence. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 225 
1779 [Washington, George.] Pompton [New Jersey]. To [Brig.] 
Nov. 9 Gen. [William] Maxwell [Westfield, New Jersey]. 
Movements dependent upon the enemy; short 
allowance of flour. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 73 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Pompton. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 
Nov. 9 thony] Wayne [Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. 
British on Staten Island; short allowance of 
flour; Wayne s position. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 77 

Dated In error: Sept. 

1779 Biddle, Clement. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Nathan- 

Nov. 9 ael] Greene [West Point]. Hay for light horse in 

Connecticut; want of money to obtain hay and 
grain. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 34, 216 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 9 ington [West Point]. Requesting the enforce 

ment of Commissary [Joshua] Loring s requisi 
tion. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 20. 34, 238 
1779 Edwards, Josias. Peekskill [New York]. Petition to [Maj.] 

Nov. 9 Gen. [William] Heath [Peekskill]. Praying for 

pardon or a stay of execution. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1779, Nov. 10. 

34, 257 

1779 Fellows, John. [Albany.] Return of his brigade of Massa- 

Nov. 9 chusetts levies. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Fellows to Washington, 1779, Nov. 

10. 34, 253 

1779 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Albany. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 9 [West Point]. Advance of the British at Oswego; 

militia ordered out; arrival of Massachusetts 

levies at Albany. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 245 



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1779 Wayne, Anthony. Acquackanonck Bridge [New Jersey]. 

Nov. 9 To [George] Washington [West Point]. Wayne s 

position; troops from Rhode Island on Staten 
Island; sound of cannonade from New York. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 248 

1779 Wilkinson, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 9 ton [West Point]. Delay in reporting at camp; 

business in Philadelphia; clothing issues to 
troops; the French coats issued to the Pennsyl 
vania troops; clothing supply for Connecticut 
and New Jersey ; supply forwarded to Ne wburgh ; 
shoes; supplies for the Western Department 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 34, 246 

1779 Woodford, William. Haverstraw [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 9 Washington [West Point]. Position of his troops 

below Haverstraw forge; use of his men by the 
engineer. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 217 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Col.] John Beatty 

Nov. 10 [West Point?]. Paragraph to be substituted for 

one in letter of Oct. 30 q. v. respecting violators 
of parole; (rights in the matter); acknowledge 
ment of British rights. Draft. 5 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 2, 81 

The paragraph In parentheses was crossed out and omitted from letter 
as sent. 

1779 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

Nov. 10 Washington [West Point]. Pleasure at notice 

taken of his little expedition [against the Mun- 
cys]; clothing needed for troops; winter expedi 
tion against Detroit; dependence for supplies; 
cannon and stores necessary; works and garrison 
at Detroit; necessity of the expedition taking 
place before February; alternative expedition 
against the Shawanoes on the Miami River; re 
port of 2000 Indians being in distress at Niagara 
[as a result of Sullivan s expedition]. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Jan. 4, 1780. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 349. 34, 258 

1779 Harrison, R[obert] H[anson]. West Point. To [Col. Jere- 

Nov. 10 miah Wadsworth, New Windsor, New York]. 

The situation as to provision supplies. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 79 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. PeekskiU [New York]. To [George] 

Nov - 10 Washington [West Point]. Deception practiced 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1179 

by Convention troops in enlisting in Continental 
Army at Boston; case of Golding and Gaffney; 
history of their actions. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Nov. 11. 34, 249 
1779 Fellows, John. Albany. To [George] Washington [West 
Nov. 10 Point]. Scattered condition of troops owing to 
want of barracks; arrival of Massachusetts 
troops; ration. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 252 
1779 Flint, Royal. New Windsor [New York]. To [Lt.] Col. 
Nov. 10 [Robert Hanson] Harrison [West Point]. Vessels 
ordered to Albany to bring down flour; prospects 
of a supply. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 251 
1779 Heath, Wfilliam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 
Nov. 10 Washington [West Point]. Forwarding petition 
[of Josias Edwards]. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 
11. 34, 256 
1779 [Wayne, Anthony.] Acquackanonck Bridge [New Jersey]. 
Nov. 10 To [George] Washington [West Point]. Requests 
services of Maj. [Thomas Lloyd?] Moore; vacan 
cies in different regiments; distress for shoes and 
clothing; intention of making a grand forage in 
Bergen County. A. L. 1 p. Signature miss 
ing. Answered Nov. 14. 34, 260 
1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Louis 
Nov. 11 Le Bfcgue] Du Portail and [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] 
Hamilton [Egg Harbor, New Jersey]. Uncer 
tainty regarding Comte D Estaing; co-operation 
and general directions. Draft. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 8, 
106. B. X, pt. 2, 87 
1779 [Washington, George,] West Point. To Maj. [Evan] Ed- 
No v. 11 wards [Smith s Clove? New York]. Gratuity 
money to soldiers of the llth Pennsylvania. 
Draft. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 97 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Lt.] Col. [Udny] 
Nov. 11 Hay [Fishkill, New York]. Employment of Cana 
dian prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 101 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 
Nov. 11 Ham] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. Necessity of 
executing [Josias] Edwards; approbation of Col. 
Armand s conduct; case of Golding and Gaffney. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. X, pt. 2, 91 



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1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. [Henry] Lee 

Nov. 11 [jr., New Jersey], Withholding of despatches for 

Comte D Estaing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 95 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [John] 

Nov. 11 Mitchell [Philadelphia]. Forwarding letter. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. X, pt. 2. 99 

1779 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

Nov. 11 Washington [West Point]. Intelligence from 

Canada; troops withdrawn from Isle aux Noix 

and St. Johns; French inhabitants desirous of a 

Canadian expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 263 

1779 McHenry, James. West Point. To [Col.] John Beatty 

Nov. 11 [West Point?] Release of prisoners for [Lt.] 

Col. [Udny] Hay. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 2, 103 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Peekskill [New York]. To 

Nov. 11 [George Washington, West Point]. Case of Lt. 

Col. [Ebenezer] Gray s seizure of plunder taken 

by one Scudder from Long Island; decision of 

court and appeal to Congress. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

34, 266 

1779 Seely, Silvanus. E[lizabeth]town [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 11 [George] Washington [West Point]. British and 

Hessian troops to be stationed on Staten Island; 

embarkations for Halifax and the southward. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 265 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 12 [Henry] Knox [West Point]. Discontinuing prep 

arations for co-operation with French. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 105 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Hora- 

Nov. 13 tio] Gates [en route to Hartford, Connecticut]. 

March of his troops toward Peekskill. Draft." 
2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 107 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Alex- 

13 ander] McDougall [West Point]. Construction of 

works and measures for co-operation with the 
French; forage; winter quarters; removal of the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1181 

chain [in the river]; hay; McDougall s transfer 
from command. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 111 

1779 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. West Point. To Maj . Gen. [John] 

Nov. 13 Sullivan [Smith s Clove]. Calling for regiments; 

returns from [Lt.] Col. [Francis] Barber; atten 
tion to general orders. Auto, draft signed, with 
postscript by James McHenry. 2 pp. 

B. X, pt. 2, 109 

1779 Bedkin, Henry. Haverstraw [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [West Point]. Transmitting return 

of his troop; prospect of reenlisting his men for 

the war. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 275 

[1779] Bedkin, Henry. Haverstraw [New York]. Return of his 

[Nov. 13] troop with an account of clothing, arms, accou 

trements, etc. received. D. S. 2 pp. 34, 276 

1779 Culper, Samuel [Setauket, Long Island]. To John Bol- 

Nov. 13 ton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New 

York]. Transportation of wood to New York; 
position of troops [on Long Island]; collection of 
magazines of wood and forage by enemy; fail 
ure of [Samuel] Culper, jr. to meet him; vigi 
lance of guards in his vicinity; distressed state 
of the Island; danger to Culper; Col. [Richard] 
Floyd s lost property. A.L.S. 6pp. 34,271 

1779 Maxwell, William. Scotch Plains [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 13 [George] Washington, West Point. Provisions 

for his brigade and the Light Horse; actions of 
the British on Staten Island; requests directions 
for disposing of deserters; news from Georgia. 
L. S. 2 pp. 34, 268 

1779 Sheldon, Elisha. Stanwich [Connecticut]. To [George] 

Nov. 13 Washington [West Point]. Filling of vacancies 

in his regiment; recruiting prospects. A. L. S. 

1 p. 34, 274 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Silvanus] 

Nov. 14 Seely [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Intelligence 

of British. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 121 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Elisha] 

Nov. 14 Sheldon [Stanwich, Connecticut]. Recruiting the 



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dragoons; nomination of officers to Congress. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 119 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

Nov. 14 thony] Wayne [Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. 

Wayne s request for Maj. [Thomas Lloyd?] 
Moore; filling of vacancies; shoes and supplies. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. X, pt. 2, 117 

1779 Brigade Court-martial. Acquackanonck [New Jersey]. 

Nov. 14 Proceedings in trial of Patrick Obryan for strik 

ing certain officers, disobedience, etc. A. D. S: 
Thomas Posey, President. 4 pp. W 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. West Point. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 14 ton [West Point]. Considerations governing the 

selection of position for cantoning the Army in 
winter quarters; advantages of Morristown 
[New Jersey]. A. L. S. 19 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 2, 352. 34, 278 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 14 Washington [West Point]. Scarcity of forage; 

forwarding prisoners taken by the militia; im 
portunities of officers for furloughs. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 288 

1779 [Heath, William.] [Peekskill, New York.] Examination 

Nov. 14 of prisoners taken by militia near Morrisania: 

Troops from Rhode Island disembarked at New 
York, Long and Staten Island; large force at 
Fort Washington; fortification at Laurel Hill; 
fuel collecting at New York; British hutting on 
Long Island. 2 pp. Enclosed in preceding en 
try. 34, 289 

1779 Putnam, R[ufus] New Bridge [New Jersey]. To Brig. 

Nov. 14 Gen [Anthony] Wayne, Acquackanonck Bridge 

[New Jersey]. Advance of enemy and Putnam s 

preparations to retire. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Wayne to Washington, 1779, Nov. 15. 34, 305 

1779 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To Maj. Genls. [William] 

Nov. 15 Phillips and [Baron] Riedesel [Bethlehem, Penn 

sylvania]. Removal of restriction on their 
entering New York; signing of a new parole. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Phillips 
to Washington, 1779, Nov. 21. 34, 309 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1183 

1779 Connor, Morgan. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

Nov. 15 West Point ]. His health; requests permission 

to go to the West Indies. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Nov. 23. 34, 302 

1779 Flint, Royal. New Windsor [New York]. To [Lt.] Col. 

Nov. 15 [Robert Hanson] Harrison [West Point]. Delay 

in return of provision sloops from Albany; bread 
supply on hand. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 294 

1779 Gates, Horatio. Hartford [Connecticut], To [George] 

Nov. 15 Washington [West Point]. March of Continental 

troops from Rhode Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Nov. 17. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 359. 34, 292 
1779 Putnam, R[ufus]. New Bridge [New Jersey]. To Brig. 
Nov. 15 Gen. [Anthony] Wayne, Acquackanonck [New 
Jersey]. Measures taken to protect his force. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Wayne to Washing 
ton, 1779, Nov. 15. 34, 307 
1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. West Point. To [Lt.] Col.] [Jean 
Nov. 15 Baptiste] Gouvion [Kings Ferry ? New York]. 
Completion of the works at King s Ferry. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 123 
1779 Wayne, Anthony. Acquackanonck Bridge [New Jersey] 
Nov. 15 To [George] Washington [West Point]. Attempt 
of Col. [Rufus] Putnam to carry off cattle col 
lected by the British at Secaucus Island; cloth 
ing needed by his troops; news from Savannah. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 303 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig. Gen. John 
Nov. 16 Fellows, Albany]. Dismissal of militia. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. X, pt. 2, 131 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 
Nov. 16 [Horatio] Gates [Hartford, Connecticut]. Re 
pulse at Savannah; winter quarters; orders to 
halt at Danbury. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 125 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 
Nov. 16 [William] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. End of 
prospect of co-operation with the French for the 
season; winter-quarters and furloughs for offi 
cers; clothing and shoes; completion of works at 
Bang s Ferry. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 129 



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1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Matthew] 

Nov. 16 Mead [Greenwich, Connecticut]. Cutting of 

fascines. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
. McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 135 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 16 [William] Maxwell [Westfield, New Jersey]. 

Command of State troops and militia in Jersey; 
trial of deserters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 133 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge.] West Point. To Thomas Reed, 

Nov. 16 Albany. Order for payment of Massachusetts 

militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 139 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Joseph] 

Nov. 16 Ward [West Point]. Orders to muster out the 

[Massachusetts] militia stationed at Albany. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 137 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. West Point. Orders for route of the 

Nov. 16 troops and baggage to winter quarters. Con 

temporary copy. 2 pp. W 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Thomas. 

Nov. 17 Clark [West Point]. Preparation for his march] 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 1, 155 

1779 Washington, George. West Point To Maj . Gen. [Horatio] 

Nov. 17 Gates [Hartford?] Disposition of the Army in 

whiter quarters; command on the North River; 
march of the Rhode Island regiments; expira 
tion of the three year enlistments. Auto, draft 
with a paragraph hi handwriting of Robert Han 
son Harrison. 3 pp. B. X, pt. 2,141 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge], West Point To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

Nov. 17 thanael] Greene [West Point]. Directions for 

placing brigades in winter-quarters; lines, huts, 

etc; baggage. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 149 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Alex- 

Nov. 17 ander McDougall, West Point]. His transfer of 

command; health. Draft. 2 pp. In hand-writ 
ing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 151 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

Nov - 17 Sullivan [Pompton, New Jersey]. Orders to 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1185 

assist the Quartermaster General in winter-quar 
ters arrangements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 145 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

Nov. 17 thony] Wayne [Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. 

Shoes; repulse at Savannah; difficulty in appor 
tioning clothing. Draft. 2 pp. 

B. X, pt. 2, 153 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Benjamin Brown 

Nov. 18 [West Point]. Orders to stop and store clothing 

at Morristown. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 163 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

Nov. 18 Ham Heath, Peekskill, New York]. His request 

for leave of absence; lack of general officers; 
clothing matters; supply of State clothiers; want 
of bread. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 157 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. WestPoint. To Maj. Gen. [Henry] 

Nov. 18 Knox [West Point]. Orders for artillery detach 

ment to march with the North Carolina troops. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 161 

1779 Torrey, Joseph and Others. Peekskill [New York]. To 

Nov. 18 Col. Moses Hazen [Peekskill]. Representation 

of condition of the [2d Canadian] regiment for 
want of clothes and supplies; request represen 
tation of their situation to the Commander-in- 
chief [Washington]. L. S. of Torrey and twenty- 
two others. 3 pp. Enclosed in Hazen to Wash 
ington, 1779, Nov. 20. Memorials. 47 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Instructions to Col. 

Nov. 19 Thomas Clark [West Point]. Orders to march 

with the two North Carolina regiments to South 
Carolina; general instructions; route of march. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. X, pt. 2, 171 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 19 [James] Hogan [Philadelphia]. Orders to proceed 

to South Carolina. Draft. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 2, 167 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Lt. Col. William 

Nov. 19 Washington [Westfield, New Jersey]. Orders to 

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march with Baylor s regiment to South Carolina. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 

Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 173 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 19 Anthony Wayne, Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. 

Orders for Maj . [Hardy] Murfree to join the North 

Carolina troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 165 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [West Point.] Route to be fol- 

[Nov. 19] lowed by 1st and 2d North Carolina regiments 

on their march to South Carolina. Draft. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Washington to Thomas Clark, 1779, 

Nov. 19. B. X, pt. 2, 169 

1779 Burgin, Elizabeth. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 19 [George Washington, West Point]. Account of 

her escape from New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 8, 392 

1779 Washington, George. [West Point.] To Sir Henry Clin- 

Nov. 20 ton, New York. Prisoner matters; requesting 

return of town records of Newport and Middle- 
town. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. E. 259 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

Nov. 20 Ham] Heath [Peekskill, New Jersey]. Station of 

Connecticut brigades on west side of the Hudson; 
non-allowance of ration to officers on furlough; 
forwarding commissions. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 175 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Robert] 

Nov. 20 Howe [Peekskill, New York]. [William] Pulte- 

ney s pamphlet [" Thoughts on present state of 
affairs with America"]; public virtue in England 
and America; sentiments of the Ministerial writ 
ings. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. In Ford, 8, 
119. P. I, pt. 2, 559 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Jedi- 

Nov. 20 diah] Huntington [Continental Village ? New 

York]. Permission to visit his family. Draft. 

1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 181 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To Maj. [Benjamin] 

Nov. 20 Throop [Verplanck s Point? New York]. His 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1187 

furlough and finishing of work of the redoubts. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. X, pt. 2, 185 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Lt. Col. William 

Nov. 20 Washington [Westfield, New Jersey]. Expiration 

of terms of dragoon enlistments; suspending 
march of his troops until state of corps can be 
obtained. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rich 
ard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 183 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

Nov. 20 thony] Wayne [Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. 

The suggested enterprise against the British at 

. Kingsbridge. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 177 

1779 Hazen, Moses. Peekskill, New York. To George Wash- 

Nov. 20 ington [West Point]. Memorial: History of the 

[Second] Canadian regiment s services; orders of 
Congress respecting it ; failure to receive clothing 
and supplies; hardships; begs orders for clothing 
and supplies; recommends Lt. Noah Lee and 
Ensign Francis Gilmant for promotion. D. S. 
3 pp. Memorials. 45 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. {Daniel] 

Nov. 21 Brodhead [Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. Authoriz 

ing expeditions against Indians; Detroit; case 
of Virginia companies raised for frontier defense; 
trespass on Indian lands. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 199 

1779 Washington,] Gfeoige]. [West Point.] To Maj . [Richard] 

Nov. 21 Claiborne [West Point]. Assistance and articles 

for completion of works at Stony and Verplanck s 

Points. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 

Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 207 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Lt.] Col. [Jean 

Nov. 21 Baptiste] Gouvion [King s Ferry, New York]. 

Forwarding the works. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 203 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 21 [William] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. Case of 



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[John] Elliott; commissions. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 187 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj. Gen. Al- 
Nov. 21 exander McDougall, West Point]. Arrange 

ments for his furlough. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 191 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To John Mitchell 

Nov. 21 [Philadelphia]. Forwarding letter. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 205 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 21 [Samuel Holden] Parsons, Haverstraw [New 

York]. Assistance in constructing work at Stony 

Point; clothing distribution. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 193 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [John] 

Nov. 21 Sullivan, Pompton [New Jersey]. Directing 

march of brigades to winter quarters. Auto. 

draft signed. 2 pp. B. X, pt. 2, 189 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

Nov. 21 liam] Woodford [Haverstraw, New York], Dis 

tribution of clothing and march to winter quar 
ters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 195 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

Nov. 21 liam] Woodford [Haverstraw]. Fatigue parties 

at Stony Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 197 

1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. Bethlehem [Pennsylvania]. To 

Nov. 21 [George] Washington [West Point]. His journey 

to New York; requests presence of [Abraham] 

Skinner at Elizabethtown; hope of negotiating 

exchanges. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 307 

1779 Eiveri, James. Rutland [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

Nov. 21 Washington [West Point]. Requesting permis 

sion to go into New York on parole. A. L. S. 
1 p. 34, 304 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Col. John Beatty, 

Nov. 22 West Point]. Parole of Maj. Genls. [William] 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1189 

Phillips and Baron Riedesel to go into New York. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 221 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 22 [William] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. Lack of 

flour; suggesting his removal to Mandeville s 

[New York]. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 211 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Robert 

Nov. 22 Lettis] Hooper [Philadelphia?] Change of route 

in conducting Maj. Genls. [William] Phillips and 

Baron Riedesel to Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 217 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Col.] Jeremiah 

Nov. 22 Wadsworth New Windsor, New York]. Uneasi-. 

ness and disturbances among troops at Peekskill 
for want of bread. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 219 
1779 [Washington, George,] West Point. To Col. [Seth] Warner 
Nov. 22 [Fort George ? New York]. Disproportion of his 
officers to men. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 213 
1779 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. West Point. To Abraham 
Nov. 22 Skinner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey], Direc 
tions as to Maj. Genls. [William] Phillips and 
[Baron] Riedesel. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. X, pt. 2, 225 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. West Point. To Capt. [Thomas] 

Nov. 22 Cartwright [Peekskill, New York]. Arrange 

ments for Mrs. [Cadwalader ?] and Miss Golden 
and others to come out from New York. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. B. X, pt. 2, 215 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Thomas] 

Nov. 23 Clark [en route to Philadelphia]. Changing his 

line of march to Trenton and Head of Elk. Draft 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 239 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Lt.] Col. Morgan 

Nov. 23 Connor [Philadelphia]. His request for permis 

sion to leave the United States. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 2, 241 

The original L. S. is in C. C. 78, V, 433. 



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1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 

Nov. 23 thanael] Greene [near Morristown, New Jersey]. 

Selection of camping ground for winter canton 
ment of army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 229 

1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 23 [Nathanael] Greene [New Jersey]. Selection of 

camp ground dependent upon enemy in New 
York; alternatives. Draft. 3pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 231 
1779 [Washington, George.] [West Point.] To [Maj.] Gen. 
Nov. 23 [William] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. Goods 
sent out of New York ; scarcity of flour. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 227 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 23 [Henry] Knox [West Point]. Ordnance and 

stores for Fort Arnold; cannon at King s Ferry; 

removal of ordnance to Albany; concentration 

of artificers. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

B. X, pt. 2, 235 

1779 [Harrison, Kobert Hanson.] West Point. To Lt. John 

Nov. 23 Bailey [New Jersey]. His resignation. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 243 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Philip John] 

Nov. 24 Schuyler [Philadelphia]. Dispositions on receiv 

ing news of the Savannah disaster [dismissal of 
New York and Massachusetts militia]; state of 
finances. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Kobert Hanson Harrison. Extract in Ford, 8, 
111, note. P. I, pt. 2, 563 

1779 [Livingston, William.] Mount Holly [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 24 [Maj. Henry Lee, jr., Pleasant Valley, New 

Jersey]. Refusal to grant passports for spies; 

abuses in the past. A. L. 1 p. 34, 331 

Paragraph cut from original and enclosed in Lee to Washington, 
1779, Nov. 30. 

1779 [Miralles, Juan de.] Philadelphia. Communication to the 

Nov. 24 Continental Congress: Spain s declaration of 

war with Great Britain; encouraging attempt 

on St. Augustine and other English posts 

adjacent to Louisiana. D. S. with Miralles 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1191 

rubric. 3 pp. (In Spanish). Enclosed in 
Miralles to Washington, 1779, Nov. 29. 32, 388 

Contemporary translation, 32, 387. 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 25 [William] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. Direc 

tions for march of Col. [Moses] Hazen s regiment 
to Morristown. Draft. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 245 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [John] Lamb 

Nov. 25 [West Point]. Referring him to letter to [Brig.] 

Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons [respecting enlist 
ment of Connecticut men in State artillery]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 257 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Samuel 

Nov. 25 Holden] Parsons [Peekskill, New York]. Cross 

ing of the Hudson by the Connecticut troops. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 249 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 25 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Peekskill, New York]. 

Enlistment of Connecticut men in the State 
artillery. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 251 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 25 [John] Stark [Danbury, Connecticut]. Ordering 

his troops to Morristown; his request for a fur 
lough. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard 
Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 253 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Instructions to [Col.] 

Nov. 25 Jeremiah Wadsworth [New Windsor, New York]. 

Formation of provision supply at West Point; 
magazines at Albany and elsewhere; general 
position of army corps. Auto draft. 2 pp. 

B. X, pt. 2, 259 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. 

Nov. 25 [William] Woodford [Haverstraw, New York]. 

March of his brigade to Pomp ton; orders to 
report to [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; care 
of troops clothing. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. W 

Signature missing. The draft is in B. X, pt. 2, 255. 

1779 Bland, Theodorick. Farmingdale [Virginia]. To [George 

Nov. 25 Washington, West Point]. Appreciation of 



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Washington s kindness; history of Eland s serv 
ices in the Army; his rank; resignation; manage 
ment of the Convention troops. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

34, 315 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Nathan- 

No v. 25 ael] Greene [Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. Se 

lection of Acquackanonck for cantonment of 
Army. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. X, pt. 2, 247 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Second River [New Jersey]. To 

Nov. 25 [George] Washington [West Point]. Proposed 

attack on British lines at Kingsb ridge; recon- 
noissance of Staten Island; court martial of Pat 
rick Obrian; news from Georgia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Nov. 27. 34, 317 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Lt.] Col. [Udny] 

Nov. 27 Hay [Fishkill, New York]. Securing of boats. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 293 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

Nov. 27 Ham] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. His selection 

to command posts on the North River; finishing 
of redoubts at Stony and Verplanck s Points; 
hutting; artillery to park in New Jersey; order 
for stores; Heath s health. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 263 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Instructions to Maj. 

Nov. 27 Gen. [William] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. 

Extent of his command on the North River; im 
portance of West Point; quarters in bomb- 
proofs and barracks; force at West Point and the 
Continental Village; garrisons for works at 
King s Ferry; provision supply at West Point; 
communication with New York; furloughs; re- 
enlistments; alarm signals; clothing for Massa 
chusetts troops; discipline; boats; pay matters; 
scarcity of forage and removal of horses from 
West Point. Draft. 8 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 267 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [Stephen] 

Nov. 27 Moylan [North Castle, New York]. Enclosing in- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1193 

structions for going into winter quarters. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 285 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. Instructions to Col. 

Nov. 27 [Stephen] Moylan [North Castle, New York]. 

Position of his winter quarters; general direc 
tions; care of the horses; furloughs. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 287 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Instructions to Brig. 

Nov. 27 Gen. [Enoch] Poor [near Suffern s, New York]. 

Whiter-quarters at Danbury [Connecticut]; gen 
eral directions for his guidance. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. B. X, pt. 2, 281 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To Col. [Elisha] 

Nov. 27 Sheldon [Stanwich, Connecticut]. General direc 

tions respecting winter quarters. Auto, draft. 
1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 291 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

Nov. 27 Stark [en route from Danbury, Connecticut]. 

Halting his troops until intentions of British are 
known; march [to Morristown, New Jersey] and 
destination of his artillery. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 283 

1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

Nov. 27 Wadsworth [New Windsor, New York]. Ferry 

ing of cattle across the North River. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 295 

1779 Washington,] George]. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [An- 

Nov. 27 thony] Wayne [Acquackanonck, New Jersey], 

Clothing matters; case of Patrick Obrian and 

capital punishments; attack on Fort Stan wick. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 275 

1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. Instructions to [Col 

Nov. 27 James Wilkinson, Newburgh, New York]. Re 

turns of clothing. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 297 

1779 Culper, Samuel, jr. New York. To John Bolton [Maj. 

Nov. 27 Benj amin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. Brit 

ish troops to go to Georgia and the West Indies; 



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reported naval victories of British; hopes of 
tories; counterfeiting of Continental currency; 
ships at [Sandy] Hook. Contemporary transla 
tion by Tench Tilghman. 4 pp. 34, 319 
1779 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Col. [Henry] 
Nov. 28 Jackson, Capt. [Thomas] Turner and Lt. [Thomas] 
Edwards [New Jersey ?] Position of the [Addi 
tional Continental] regiment s winter quarters. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. X, pt. 2, 303 
1779 Washington, George. West Point. To Col. [Goose] Van 
Nov. 28 Schaick, Albany. Ordering making of snow- 
shoes. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 2, 301 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. West Point. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 28 [John] Tyler [New London, Connecticut]. Case 

of Richard Bird. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 299 
1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [West Point.] To [Col. James 

Nov. 28 Wilkinson, Newburgh, New York]. Clothing for 

Cols. [Christopher] Greene s and [Israel] Angell s 
regiments. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rich 
ard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 305 
1779 Campbell, Patrick. Cumberland [Rhode Island] To 
Nov. 28 [George Washington, West Point]. State of his 
health; requests exchange. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 325 

1779 Stark, John. Danbury [Connecticut.] To [George] Wash- 

No v. 28 ington [West Point]. Acknowledging receipt of 

orders. L. S. 1 p. 34, 334 

1779 Warner, Seth. Fort George [New York]. To George 

Nov. 28 Washington [West Point]. Need of clothing 

and recruiting money. Recent copy. 1 p. An 
swered Dec. 23. 32, 227 
1779 Warner, Seth. Fort George [New York]. Clothing return 
Nov. 28 of his regiment. D. S. Tabular statement. 1 p. 
Enclosed in preceding entry. 32, 229 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

Nov. 29 [William] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. [Brig.] 

Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail s state of troops 
for defense of West Point. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 307 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1195 

1779 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island]. To [Maj. Ben- 

Nov. 29 jamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. Ac 

knowledging letters; presence of British at 
Setauket. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 332 

1779 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

Nov. 29 [Peekskill]. Declaration of war against Great 

Britain by Spain; the project [against St. Au 
gustine and other places]. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In 
Spanish) Answered Dec. 7. 32, 392 

Contemporary translation, 32, 390. 

1779 Tilghman, Tfench]. [Peekskill.] To [Col. Jeremiah 

Nov. 29 Wadsworth, New Windsor, New York]. Flour 

for [Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 309 

1779 [Washington, George.] Pompton [New Jersey]. To [Maj. 

No v . 30 Gen . Nathanael Greene, Morristo wn, New Jersey] . 

Position to be taken by the Army at Morristown; 
headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 311 

1779 lee, Henry, jr. Pleasant Valley [New Jersey]. To [George 

Nov. 30 Washington, Pompton]. Memorandum of British 

ships; enemy s apparent purpose; transports pre 
paring; difficulty in establishing a spy system. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 330 

[1779] [Washington, George.] [West Point.] Order of canton- 

[Nov.] ment of the Army for winter quarters, 1779. 

A. D. 4 pp. Ml, 249 

[1779] Hazen, Moses. [West Point?] To [George] Washington, 

[Nov.] WestPoint. Keturn of [Capt.] Joseph Louis Gill 

to his tribe ; money and presents for the Indians 

at Coos [New Hampshire]; forage magazine. 

L. S. 2 pp. 34, 335 

1779 Sullivan, John. Pompton [New Jersey], To [George] 

DEC. 1 Washington [Morristown, New Jersey]. Friend 

ship for Washington; existence of the faction 
against Washington ; plan of action now adopted ; 
[William] Tudor s oration; warning against 
[Horatio] Gates, [Thomas] Mifflin, [Joseph] Reed 
and Tudor. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 2, 365. 34, 337 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To John Laurance 

DEC. 2 [Fishkill? New York]. Preparation for trials 

of [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold, Col. [Robert 



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Lettis] Hooper and Dr. [William] Shippen [jr.]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 315 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown [New Jersey]. Instruc- 

DEC. 2 tions to Lt. Col. [William] Washington [West- 

field, New Jersey], Purchase of horses and his 
march to the Southward. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 313 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 3 [Anthony] Wayne [Acquackanonck, New Jersey], 

His queries respecting position of the light 
infantry. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 317 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Bene- 

DEC. 4 diet] Arnold, Philadelphia. His trial appointed 

for Dec. 20 at camp. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 2, 319 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. [Elisha] 

DEC. 4 Sheldon [Stanwich, Connecticut]. Money for 

reenlistments. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 2, 321 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Dr. [Charles] 

DEC. 6 McKnight [Fishkill, New York]. Blankets. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 329 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 6 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Peekskill, New York]. 

Cov. [Jonathan] TrumbulPs call for returns of 
the Connecticut troops. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman B. X, pt. 2, 323 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

DEC. 6 Tallmadge [Wethersfield ? Connecticut]. Desir 

ability of a chance for secret intelligence via 
Staten Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 327 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col.] James 

DEC. 6 Wilkinson [Newburgh, New York]. Transporta 

tion of clothing from Newburgh to Morristown; 
issues; Wilkinson s presence desired. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 331 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1197 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 6 William Woodford, Morristown]. Orders to hold 

his brigade in readiness to march to Virginia. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 325 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 6 liam] Woodford [Camp]. Orders to prepare 

Virginia troops to march South. L. S. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. W 

1779 Greene, N[athanael]. Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 6 ington [Morristown]. Fear of lack of wood for 

hutting the Connecticut brigade ; suggests change 
of their position. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 345 

1779 Sheldon, Elisha. Stanwich [Connecticut]. To [George] 

DEC. 6 Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding a return 

of his officers; requests commissions. A. L. S. 
1 p. 34, 346 

1779 Wentzel, Daniel. Hackensack [New Jersey]. To Brig. 

DEC. 6 Gen. [Anthony] Wayne, Second River [New 

York]. Reported embarkation of British for 
Chesapeake Bay. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Wayne to Washington, 1779, Dec. 9. 34, 354 
1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 7 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Position of the 

Connecticut troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 335 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 7 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Orders against 

accumulation of stores at camp; courts of in 
quiry on conduct of quartermasters and commis 
saries at Coos [New Hampshire]. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 337 

1779 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Morristown. Instructions to Col. 

DEC. 7 Charles Harrison [Morristown]. March of men, 

whose terms of enlistment are about to expire, to 

Virginia; reenlistments. Auto, draft signed. 2pp. 

B. X, pt. 2, 345 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 7 [Henry] Knox [Morristown]. Removal of super 

numerary stores from camp. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 339 



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1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Don Juan de 

DEC. 7 Miralles [Philadelphia]. Thanks for his confi 

dence; refers him to Congress. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 1, 177 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

DEC. 7 Wadsworth [New Windsor, New York]. Courts 

of inquiry on conduct of commissaries at Coos 

[New Hampshire]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 347 

1779 Mehelm, John. Readingtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 7 Washington [Morristown]. The shoe supply; 

destitute condition of the widow and children of 

Capt. Myers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 349 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Clement] 

DEC. 8 Biddle [New Windsor, New York]. Alarming 

scarcity of forage; transmitting reports of his 

deputies to Congress. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 353 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

DEC. 8 thony] Wayne [Acquackanonck, New Jersey]. 

Virginia troops of the Light Infantry ordered to 

Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 349 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

DEC. 8 Ham Woodford, Morristown.] Orders to march 

to Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 351 

1779 Anonymous. Intelligence from New York: British prep a- 

DEC. 8 rations for expedition to Chesapeake Bay; troops 

on Long Island, hay and firewood. A. L. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Wayne to Washington, 1779, Dec. 9. 

34, 355 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [William Alex- 

DEC. 9 ander,] Lord Stirling [Baskingridge, New Jersey]. 

Virginia troops ordered to the southward; com 
mand for Stirling. Draft 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 355 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

DEC - 9 Ham] Woodford [Morristown]. Reenlistments; 

bounty; hut building. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 2, 341 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1199 

1779 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Baskingridge [New 

DEC. 9 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Morristown]. 

Removal of the Virginia troops from under his 
command; [Maj.] Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln and 
the command in the South. A. L. S. 1 p. In 
Sparks Letters to Washington, 2, 368. 34, 350 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. Morristown. To Robert Erskine, 

DEC. 9 Ringwood [New Jersey]. Survey of roads in 

front and rear of camp. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 359 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Second River [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. March of 

the Virginia Light Infantry; want of shoes; in 
telligence from New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 352 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Second River [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding 

intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 356 

1779 Frink, N[athaniel]. Account against the United States 

DEC. 10 for services. A. D. S. 1 p. [Part missing]. W 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. Morristown. To [Col. John] Mehelm 

DEC. 10 [Readington, New Jersey]. Need of shoes for the 

Virginia troops. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 2, 361 

1779 Ward, Joseph. Morristown To George Washington [Mor- 

DEC. 10 ristown]. Subsistence of muster officers. Con 

temporary copy by Caleb Gibbs. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 8, 239 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Timothy 

DEC. 11 Bedel, Coos [New Hampshire]. Orders to attend 

court of inquiry on commissaries at Coos. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 363 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Samuel Gray, 

DEC. 11 Albany. Ordering attendance of [Matthew] 

Lynes at a court of inquiry. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 365 

1779 Anonymous. New York. To [George Washington, Mor- 

DEC. 11 ristown]. Embarkation of British at New York. 

Contemporary copy by Tench Tilghman. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 8, 223 



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1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 12 liam] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. Forwarding 

letter for [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 367 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj . Gen. [Rob- 

DEC. 12 ert] Howe [Peekskill, New York]. Orders to at 

tend court martial of Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Ar 
nold. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. X, pt. 2, 373 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ben- 

DEC. 12 jamin] Lincoln [Charleston, South Carolina]. Co 

operative forces at the storm of Savannah; Vir 
ginia line ordered south; expiring terms of serv 
ice. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Ford, 8, 132. B. X, pt. 2, 369 
1779 Culper, Samuel. Setauket [Long Island]. To John Bolton 

DEC. 12 [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New York]. 

Forwarding blank [letter in invisible ink] from 
[Samuel] C[ulper] jr. ; forage sending to New York; 
news from the South; embarkation for Carolina; 
feeling against "Gqm Ucngqi" [Lt. Col. John 
Graves Simcoe]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 359 

1779 Flint, Royal. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 12 [Morristown]. Col. [Henry] Champion s difficul 

ties; lack of money. Contemporary copy by 
James McHenry. 1 p C. C. 152, 8, 237 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [William 

DEC. 13 Hudson] Ballard [Peekskill, New York]. Civil 

prosecutions on account of military seizures. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. X, pt. 2, 391 
1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 
DEC. 13 liam] Heath [Peekskill, New York]. Rank dis 
pute of Majors [William Hudson] Ballard and 
[Hugh] Maxwell; discussion of claims of Major 
[William] HuU and [Lt. Col. Thomas] Cogswell; 
trouble in arranging the Massachusetts line; sys 
tem of promotion; return of light infantry to the 
State lines. 

DEC - !7 Want of bread and lack of money in the Quar 

termaster and other departments. Draft. lOpp 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 2, 387 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1201 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 13 liam] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Or 

ders to march to camp when relieved by [Brig.] 
Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons detachment; 
clothing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 2, 389 
1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Instructions to Brig. 
DEC. 13 Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Peekskill, New 
York]. Covering of country from Newark to 
Perth Amboy; protection of inhabitants; break 
ing up of intercourse with the enemy. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 2, 387 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 13 liam] Woodford [Pompton ? New Jersey]. March 

of the Virginia troops south; prevention of de 
sertion; duties of officers. A. L. S. 4 pp. In 
Ford, 8, 135. W 

The draft, in the handwriting of Alexander Hamilton and Washington, 
is in P. I, pt. 2, 565. 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col.] John 

DEC. 14 Mitchell [Philadelphia]. Orders to attend trial 

of Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Arnold. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 405 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Peter] 

DEC. 14 Muhlenberg [Morristown ?] Orders to march with 

the Virginia troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 397 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 14 [Charles] Scott [Virginia]. March of troops and 

Scott s proceeding to the southward. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 399 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. [William] 

DEC. 14 Washington [en route to the Carolinas]. Calling 

for a return of his dragoons. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 2, 403 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. James 

DEC. 14 Wood, Virginia], Direction to take command of 

the Convention troops at Charlottesville. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 2, 401 
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1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 14 liam] Woodford [Morristown]. Appointment of 

officers for reenlisting; general instructions for 
the recruiting; officer to superintend the Conven 
tion troops at Charlottesville [Virginia]. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 393 

1779 Champion, Henry. Colchester [Connecticut]. To Col. 

DEC. 14 [Jeremiah] Wadsworth [Morristown ?] Forward 

ing cattle; debts of the purchasing agents and 
need of money; rise in price of cattle and the 
cause. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Flint to Washington, 1779, Dec. 23. 34, 375 

1779 Howe, Kobert. Fishkill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

DEC. 14 ington, Morristown]. Secret service agents need 

of money; puzzling preparations of enemy. 

A. L. S. 5 pp. 34, 360 

1779 Howe, Kobert. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 14 ington [Morristown]. His orders to report to 

Morristown for court-martial duty. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 363 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Louis 

DEC. 15 Le Begue Duportail, Morristown]. Directions 

for examination of ground for line of battle and 
defense. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Sparks, 7, 419. 

B. X, pt. 2, 413 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

DEC. 15 thanael Greene, Morristown]. Examination, in 

conjunction with [Brig.] Gen. [Louis Le Begue] 
Duportail, of ground for forming line of battle. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. X, pt. 2, 407 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 15 liam] Maxwell [Elizabethtown, New Jersey], 

Clothing for his troops; his march to Morristown. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 409 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown To Maj. [William] 

DEC. 15 Perkins [Providence, Rhode Island]. Suspension 

of removal of artillery and stores to Springfield. 

Draft. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 415 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1203 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [John] Sullivan 

DEC. 15 [Smith s Clove, New York]. His friendship; the 

information of intrigues; value of his services, 
etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. In Ford, 8, 139. P. I, pt. 2, 569 
1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

DEC. 15 thony] Wayne [Paramus, New Jersey]. Report 

of sailing of a [British] fleet; scarcity of flour 
and rum; stay of the light infantry in its present 
position. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 411 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [William] 

DEC. 16 Davies, Williamsburg [Virginia]. Orders to ac 

company the Virginia line southward. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 417 

1779 Lee, Henry, jr. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

DEC. 16 Washington, Morristown]. Failure of attempts 

against British post at Sandy Hook; need of 
clothing for his men; the situation at New York. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 368 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Springfield [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 16 [George Washington, Morristown]. Strength of 

the British embarkation for the South; estab 
lishment of a line of secret intelligence; requests 
instructions regarding passports in and out of 
New York and seizure of goods. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Dec. 18. 34, 370 

1779 Washington to Heath. See Washington to Heath, 1779, 

DEC. 17 Dec. 13. 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To Dr. [John] Mor- 

DEC. 17 gan [Philadelphia]. His charges against Dr. [Wil 

liam] Shippen [jr]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 419 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Ludowick] 

DEC. 17 Weltner [Morristown ?] Recruiting and bounties; 

commissions. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 421 

1779 Hand, Edward. Near Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 17 ington [Morristown]. Reasons for desiring leave 

of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 371 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Mor- 

DEO. 18 decai] Gist [Morristown ?] Reenlistment or dis- 



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missal of men whose terms of service are about 
to expire. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 429 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Sam- 

DEC. 18 uel Holden] Parsons [New Jersey]. Suppression 

of intercourse with the enemy; secret service 
matters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Sparks, 6, 423. B. X, pt. 2, 423 
1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 18 Ham] Smallwood [Morristown ?] Reenlistments 

and discharge of soldiers. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 427 
1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 18 Ham] Woodford [Trenton, New Jersey]. Ensigncy 

for George Augustine Washington. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. In Ford, 8, 143. P. I, pt. 2, 575 
1779 Meade, Rfichard] K[idder]. [Morristown.] To Capt. 

DEC. 18 [Henry] Bedkin, Quibbletown [New Jersey]. 

Ordering a non-commissioned officer and four 
privates to Westfield. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. X, pt. 2, 431 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col.] James Wil- 

DEC. 19 kinson [Morristown ?] Need of speed in forward 

ing clothing for the Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 2, 433 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Capt. [Patrick] 

DEC. 20 Campbell, Providence [Rhode Island]. Obstacles 

in the way of exchanges. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. E. 265 
1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj . [Henry] Lee 
DEC. 20 [jr., Burlington, New Jersey]. Suppression of 
trade with enemy; intelligence; position of Lee s 
winter quarters; authorizing a proposed project. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 449 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 20 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Great need of 

shoes. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. B. X, pt. 2, 435 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Stephen] 

DEC. 20 Moylan [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Ordering 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1205 

removal of dragoons to Colchester [Connecticut]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Richard Kidder 
Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 447 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Rufus] Put- 

DEC. 20 nam [West Point]. Clothing supplied his regi 

ment; proportions issued. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 443 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Capt. [James] Riv- 

DEC. 20 ers [Rutland, Massachusetts]. His exchange. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

E. 263 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 20 liam] Smallwood [Morristown]. His services hi 

the court-martial of [Maj.] Gen. [Benedict] Ar 
nold. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 437 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [An- 

DEC. 20 thony] Wayne [Paramus, New Jersey]. Designs 

of enemy; Maj. [Thomas Lloyd] Moore; shoes 
and provision supply. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 439 

1779 H[arriso]n, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To [Lt. Jona- 

DEC. 20 than Gibson, Morristown]. Return of money 

drawn on account of Col. [William] Richardson. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 451 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Capt. [William 

DEC. 21 John] Darby, Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. Ob 

structions thrown in the way of exchanges. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

E. 373 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 21 liam] Heath [West Point]. Marine preparations 

of enemy at New York and uncertainty of their 
designs; signals and arrangements for calling out 
the militia. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 8, 142. 

B. X, pt. 2, 453 

1779 . [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 21 [William] Heath [West Point]. Col. [Rufus] Put 

nam s complaint of partiality shown in clothing 



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distribution; investigation and rectifying of 
same. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilgliman. B. X, pt. 2, 457 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 21 [Arthur] St. Clair [Morristown]. Change of 

affairs and grant of his request [to go to Phila 
delphia]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 459 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 21 [Arthur] St. Clair [Morristown]. Commissions of 

Capts. [Henry] Bicker [jr.] and [Garret] Stedi- 
ford. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 461 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Second Kiver [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 21 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Movement 

of British fleet. Contemporary copy by Tench 
Tilghman. 1 p. C. C. 152, 8, 259 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 22 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Quartering of 

officers in private houses; necessity and meas 
ures to be taken. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. In Ford, 8, 147. 

B. X, pt. 2, 463 

[1779] Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. Instructions to Lt. 

[DEC. 22] Col. [William] D Hart [Paramus, New Jersey]. 

Objects of his position at Paramus. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 467 

1779 Harrison, R[obert] H[anson]. [Morristown.] To [Col. 

DEC - 22 James Wilkinson, Morristown]. Urgent need of 

haste in forwarding clothing; shoes. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. X, pt. 2, 469 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Instructions to Col. 

DEC - 23 [Charles] Armand[-Tuffin, Morristown?] Orders 

to take post in Monmouth County; covering the 

country and other duties. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. X, pt. 2, 483 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col.] John Beatty 

DEC - 23 [Morristown ? New Jersey] Case of [Ensign] 

Danterroche; practice of borrowing officers to 
facilitate exchange. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. X, pt. 2, 491 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1207 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. [Clement] 

DEC. 23 Biddle [Morristown ?] Furnishing Indian corn 

from forage stores for use of troops. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 487 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 23 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Orders respecting 

[Col. John] Mitchell. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Richard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 471 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 23 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Need of Col. 

[John] Mitchell s presence in Philadelphia; coun 
termand of orders. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. X, pt. 2, 473 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 23 liam] Irvine [Morristown]. Deplorable state of 

Pennsylvania regiments for want of clothing; 

relief measures. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 481 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. [Henry] 

DEC. 23 Lee [jr., Burlington, New Jersey]. Col. [Charles] 

Armand[-Tuffin] s taking post in Monmouth 
County. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rich 
ard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 485 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Sam- 

DEC. 23 uel Holden Parsons, Springfield, New Jersey]. 

Case of [Morris ?] Hatfield; articles sent out from 
New York and [Col. John] Beatty s letter. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Har 
rison. B. X, pt. 2, 475 

1779 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 23 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Springfield, New Jer 

sey]. Importance of verifying intelligence. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 479 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col.] James 

DEC. 23 Wilkinson [Morristown]. Waistcoats for the Vir 

ginia line. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rich 
ard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 489 

1779 Flint, Royal. Morristown. To [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] 

DEC. 23 Hamilton [Morristown]. Prospects of the meat 

supply; resources of New Jersey; lack of money; 



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salt-meat from Philadelphia; reliance on the 
Connecticut legislature. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

34, 374 

1779 [Lincoln, Benjamin.] [Charleston.] To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 23 ington [Morristown]. Exchange of southern pris 

oners; Col. [Samuel] Elmore s case. Extract in 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. W 

On same folio with Lane, John. Information respecting southern 
prisoners, 1780, Feb. 7. 

1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Springfield [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 23 [George Washington, Morristown]. British fleet 

at the Narrows ready to sail; number of troops 

on board. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered same day. 

34, 376 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Second River [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 23 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Sailing .of 

British fleet from New York. Contemporary 
copy by Tench Tilghman. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 8, 267 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col.] John 

DEC. 24 Mitchell [Philadelphia]. To take directions from 

the Board of War. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. X, pt. 2, 503 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Seth] Warner 

DEC. 24 [Fort George ? New York]. Clothing return of his 

regiment; explanations necessary. Draft. 2pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 501 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 24 [William] Woodford [Trenton? New Jersey]. 

His difficulties in marching to Virginia; direc 
tions from Congress; expirations of enlistments. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 497 

1779 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 24 ton [Morristown]. [Nehemiah] Hubbard s desire 

that Moylan s troop be stationed at Colchester 
[Connecticut]; need of cash by the quarter 
masters. L. S. 1 p. 34, 377 

1779 Tilghman, T[ench]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [An- 

24 thony] Wayne [Paramus, New Jersey]. Desiring 

intelligence. Auto, draft signed. 

B. X, pt. 2, 495 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1209 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Stephen] 

DEC. 25 Moylan [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Advan 

tages of the position at Colchester; returns; 
filling of vacancies. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton and Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 507 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Goose] Van 

DEC. 25 Schaick [Albany]. State protection of small 

frontier posts; clothing; hides for shoes. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 505 

1779 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Philip John] 

DEC. 25 Schuyler [Albany]. His Recollet [Franciscan 

monk]; inability to visit Schuyler; chances of an 
attempt on St. John s; inquiries to be made; 
snow-shoes and moccasins. Auto, draft signed. 
3 pp. P. I, pt. 2, 579 

1779 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. Commission to Maj. 

DEC. 25 Gen. William Phillips, Lt. Cols. Cosmo Gordon 

and Chapel Norton to negotiate an exchange of 

prisoners. Contemporary copy, attested by the 

appointees at Amboy, Mar. 10, 1780. W 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown.] To [Col.] John 

DEC. 26 Beatty [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey]. Passport 

for clothing for British prisoners; exchange mat 
ters. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 511 

1779 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 26 [Enoch] Poor [Danbury, Connecticut]. Warrant 

for money; scarcity of flour. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. X, pt. 2, 509 

1779 [Washington, George.] [Morristown] Passport for a 

DEC. 26 vessel with clothing for British prisoners. 

Passport for two British sergeants to accom 
pany clothing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 515 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Robinson s House [Highlands]. To 

DEC. 26 [George] Washington, Morristown. Lack of 

clothing for the Massachusetts troops and great 

need of a supply. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 

31. 34, 378 






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1779 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Westfield [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding 

two prisoners; sailing of a British fleet ; linen, etc. 

sent out from New York for the British prisoners. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Dec. 28. 34, 382 

1779 Parsons, S[amuel] H[olden]. [Westfield, New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 26 [George Washington, Morristown]. Force on 

board the British fleet; troops on Staten Island. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 384 

1779 Wayne, Anthony. Second River [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Departure 

of a large British fleet from Sandy Hook; num 
ber of troops on board and conjectural destina 
tion. A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 380 

1779 Cogswell, Thomas. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 27 [MiddlebrookJ. Washington s opinion as to Maj. 

[William] Hull s promotion; Cogswell s services 

and claim to rank. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 

Jan. 26, 1780. 33, 69 

1779 Culper, Samuel, jr. [Setauket, Long Island.] To John 

DEC. 27 Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Bedford, New 

York]. Force on the British fleet destined for 
Charleston [South Carolina]; plan to use the 
tories; want of wood in New York; supplies sent 
into the enemy from Connecticut and New York; 
size of the fleet that sailed for Europe. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 34, 387 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Charles] 

DEC. 28 Armand[-Tuffin, Monmouth county, New Jersey]. 

Sense of his merit and application for promotion; 
certificate; recruiting. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 6, 
429. B. X, pt. 2, 521 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Henry] Lee 

DEO. 28 [jr., Burlington, New Jersey]. Position of his 

corps; objects to be attained. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. X, pt. 2, 523 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. [Sam- 

28 uel Holden] Parsons [Springfield, New Jersey]. 

Linen and cloth for British prisoners. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. X, pt. 2, 517 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1211 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [An- 

DEC. 28 thony] Wayne [Paramus, New Jersey], Return 

of the Light Infantry to the line. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton and Rich 
ard Kidder Meade. B. X, pt. 2, 519 
1779 Woodford, William. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 
DEC. 28 Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding troops 
from Philadelphia; ill-success in reenlisting. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 34, 389 
1779 Beatty, John. A general state of British and American 
DEC. 29 prisoners. A. D. S. 3 pp. W 

1779 lee, Henry, jr. Mon[mouth, New Jersey]. To [George 

DEC. 29 Washington, Morristown]. Sailing of the British 

fleet from Sandy Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 390 
1779 Phillips, W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 29 [Morristown]. Requesting an extension of Maj. 

[Valentine] Gardiner s parole. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Jan. 2, 1780. 34, 391 

Duplicate. L. S. 35, 38. 

1779 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

DEC. 30 ert] Howe [Morristown]. Transmitting letters 

respecting Col. [John] Mitchell s attendance at 
Maj. Gen. [Benedict] Arnold s court-martial. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 525 

1779 Heath, W[illiam]. Robinson s House [Highlands]. To 

DEC. 30 [George] Washington, Morristown. Intelligence 

from Hessian deserters; troops at or near Fort 
Washington and vicinity; fortifications, etc.; 
troops sent to Georgia; provision supplies sent 
the enemy from Connecticut. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Jan. 14. 34, 393 

1779 Howe, Robert. [Morristown.] To [George Washington, 

DEC. 30 Morristown]. Intelligence from New York; 

troops sent to Georgia; officers of the 26th Regi 
ment gone to England; sale of cavalry horses; 
reported British intention against Newport and 
Providence; fears for safety of his spy. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 34, 395 

1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 31 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Arrangement of 

the Artificer corps. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 531 



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1779 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 31 liam] Heath [West Point]. Discharge of sub 

alterns; pay matters; distribution of clothing at 
West Point; reenlistments; sailing of British 
fleet from New York. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. X, pt. 2, 527 

1779 Olney, Jeremiah. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To Brig. 

DEC. 31 Gen. [William] Irvine [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. 

Efforts to rescue an abandoned flag [boat]; sailing 
of fleet from New York for Georgia; troops on 
Staten Island. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Irvine 
to Washington, 1780, Jan. 1. 34, 397 

1779 Prisoners, British. List of officers, prisoners of war to the 

DEC. 31 United States. Tabular statement. 3 pp. W 

[1779?] [Washington, George.] Memorandum of temporary for 
mation of the Army. A. D. 5 pp. W 

[1779] [Washington, George.] Memorandum of "Troops as they 

stood in Spring 1779." Regiments and their 
strength. A. D. 1 p. M. 1, 233 

[1779] Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. [Morristown]. To [George 
Washington, Morristown]. Rank of brigadier 
promised by a Committee of Congress; petitioned 
for a certificate of his services; commissions for 
his officers A. L. S. 4 pp. (In French.) Rough 
translation by Alexander Hamilton on last page. 

34, 400 

[1779] Anonymous. [New York.] Intelligence: List of British 

men-of-war at New York; embarkation for 
Charleston and Virginia; regiments going. A. D. 
2 pp. W 

[1779] Convention troops. State of prisoners and exchanges form 

ing 1st division of broken corps. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. W 

[1779] [Duportail, Louis Le Begue.] Memorandum of estimate of 

troops, and other matters necessary for the 
defense of West Point. A. D. 2 pp. (In 
French.) 34, 398 

[1779] [Duportail, Louis Le Begue.] To [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] 
Hamilton. Requests Hamilton s influence in ob 
taining orders for him to go to the Southward. 
A. L. 2pp. (In French.) In Hamilton, Works 
of Hamilton, 1, 108. Haml. 2, 47 



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[1779] [Gouvion, Jean Baptiste.] Estimate of fascines and other 

material necessary for an operation. A. D. 3 pp. 

W 

[1779?] [Lafayette, Marquis de.] Memorandum of proposed 
arrangement of the Army. A. D. 3 pp. W 

[1779?] [Lafayette, Marquis de.] Diagram illustrating his proposed 
arrangement of the Army. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. W 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. l [William] Irvine [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. 

Lack of confidence in [Morris?] H[etfield?]; sup 
pression of trade with enemy. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 3 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col.] James 

JAN. 1 Wilkinson [Morristown]. Distribution of cloth 

ing; Massachusetts and New Hampshire troops. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XI, pt. 1, 5 

1780 Irvine, William. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. l Washington [Morristown]. Reason for taking 

post at Crane s Mills; Lt. Col. [Jeremiah] Olney s 
letter; want of provisions; trade with enemy 
and flags; reported wreck of two British ships 
at South Amboy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 5 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To Maj. [Valentine] 

JAN. 2 Gardiner, New York. Extension of his parole. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. E. 269 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown.] To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 2 Nathanael Greene, Morristown]. Dismissal of 

express-riders. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. X, pt. 2, 7 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 2 liam] Phillips [New York]. Extension of Maj. 

[Valentine] Gardiner s parole. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

E. 267 

1780 [Wayne, Anthony.] Second River [New Jersey]. EX- 

JAN. 2 tract from orders to the Light Infantry: Appro 

bation of the Commander-in-chief and Wayne s 



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appreciation of the corps. A. D. 2 pp. En 
closed in Wayne to Washington, 1780, Jan. 7. 

30, 64 

1780 Flint, Royal. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 3 [Morristown]. Failure of the beef supply; lack 

of money; estimate of salt-meat and cattle that 

may be obtained; necessity of the case; grain 

supply. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 6 

1780 Tallmadge, Benjamin and David Hopkins. Colchester 

JAN. 3 [Connecticut]. To [Col. Stephen Moylan, Middle- 

town, Connecticut]. Report on quantity of hay, 
size and state of stables and difficulties of quar 
tering the dragoons at Colchester. A. L. S. of 
Tallmadge, signed also by Hopkins. 4 pp. En 
closed in Moylan to Washington, 1780, Jan. 4. 

35, 11 

1780 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 3 ington [Morristown]. Inability to obtain money 

from the Treasury Board; failure of the meat 

supply; prospects for bread; discharge of his 

public debts. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 8 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Daniel] 

JAN. 4 Brodhead [Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. Proposed 

expedition against Detroit and Natchez. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

In Ford, 8, 150. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 13 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Royal Flint 

JAN. 4 [Morristown]. Lamentable state of provision 

supplies; preparation for a general forage upon 

the country. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. XI, pt. 1, 15 

[1780] [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Wil- 

[JAN. 4] liam Irvine, Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. Distress 

for provisions; general directions for seizures 

from inhabitants. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. In Sparks, 6, 432. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 9 

1780 Beatty, John. [Morristown ?] To [Lt.] Col. [Robert Han- 

JAN. 4 son] Harrison [Morristown]. Exchange of pris 

oners. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1215 

1780 De Witt, Thomas. Near Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 4 ington [Morristown]. Has been superseded; re 

quests discharge if he cannot obtain justice. 
A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [Lt.] 

JAN. 4 Col. [Alexander] Hamilton [Morristown]. Dis 

continuance of expresses; employment of or 
derly sergeants. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 20 
1780 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [Morristown.] Calculation 
JAN. 4 on [John] Beatty s return [of prisoners] "of on 
a Genl. distribution of Officers & Men." A. D. 
lp. W 
1780 Irvine, William. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 
JAN. 4 Washington [Morristown]. Distress for provi 
sions; refusal of credit by inhabitants; deser 
tions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 21 
[1780] Prisoners, Exchange of. Propositions advanced as result 
[JAN. 4?] of conference of Maj. Gen. William Phillips, Cols. 
Robert Magaw, George Mathews, John Ely and 
Lt. Col. Nathaniel Ramsay. Contemporary copy. 
11 pp. C. C. 152, 8, 291 
1780 Wilkinson, James. Morristown [Pennsylvania]. To the 
JAN. 4 Board of War [Philadelphia]. Acceptance of 
charge of the Hide Department; [Moses] Het- 
field s conduct; failure of the Board to grant the 
necessary powers; refusal to act; Stanbury s 
responsibility; efforts to check haste and intro 
duce system in the Clothing Department; 
method adopted ; wretched condition of the sol 
diers. L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in Wilkinson to 
Washington, 1780, Oct. 11. 42, 300 
1780 Moylan, Stephen. Middletown [New Jersey]. To [George] 
JAN. 4 Washington [Morristown]. Removal of light 
dragoons from Wethersfield to Colchester; need 
of boots and shoes. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Feb. 3. 35, 9 
1780 Putnam, Israel. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 
JAN. 4 Washington, Morristown. Attack of the palsy. 
Secretary s letter, written and signed for Put 
nam. 1 p. Answered Jan. 26. 35, 23 
1780 Wilkinson, J[ames]. Morristown [New Jersey]. To the 
JAN. 4 Board of War [Philadelphia]. Taking charge of the 
Department of Hides; lack of vested authority; 



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refusal to serve; need of honesty in the Depart 
ment; difficulty of transportation; condition of 
affairs in the Clothing Department; deficiencies 
and suffering caused the soldiers. L. S. 6 pp. 
Marked, copy. 35, 15 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Stephen] 

JAN. 5 Moylan [Middletown, Connecticut]. Arrange 

ment of the cavalry; his officers. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 17 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Benja- 

JAN. 5 min] Temple [Colchester, Connecticut]. Arrange 

ment of cavalry; his officers. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 19 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. [William] 

JAN. 5 Washington [Colchester, Connecticut]. Arrange 

ment of cavalry; his officers. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 21 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Robinson s House [Highlands]. To 

JAN. 5 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Delay of the 

express from snow. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 

14. 35, 35 

1780 Lee, Henry, jr. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 5 Washington [Morristown]. Object in quartering 

Lee s and Armand s corps in Monmouth County; 
suggesting a furlough for the men; capture of a 
British officer with counterfeit Continental 
money. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 7. 

35, 25 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Baron de Kalb, 

JAN. 6 Morristown ?] Orders for the Maryland brigade. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. XI, pt. 1, 23 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 6 [William] Maxwell [Morristown]. Ordering dis 

charge of soldiers whose enlistments expire at 
end of month. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 25 

Same to Brig. Genls. Henry Knox, John Stark and Mordecai Gist; 
Cols. John Gunby, Moses Hazen, Philip Burr Bradley, Philip Van Cort- 
landt and Lt. Col. Isaac Sherman. 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1217 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. [Robert 

JAN [6] Lettis] Hooper [Easton, Pennsylvania]. Ser 

geants guard for prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 29 

1780 Woodford, William. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 6 ton, Morristown]. Court-martial sentence of 

Thomas Warren; delay of troops in Philadelphia 
from severity of the weather. A. L. S. 1 p. 

35, 29 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj . [Henry] Lee 

JAN. 7 [jr., Burlington, New Jersey]. Measures for cut 

ting off intercourse with the enemy; furloughs; 
capture of British officers. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 33 

[1780] Duportail, [Louis Le Begue.] [Morristown.] Memoran- 

[JAN. 7] dum on position of the Army and the substitution 

of lines for redoubts as a method of protection. 

Contemporary translation by John Laurens. 

6 pp. 35, 31 

1780 Knox, H[enry]. Morristown. Statement of ammunition 

JAN. 7 and apparatus necessary for certain specified 

pieces of ordnance. D. S. 2 pp. 

A. V, pt. 1, 187 

1780 Wayne, Anthony. Hanover [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

JAN. 7 Washington [Morristown]. Dissolution of the 

light corps; appreciation of Washington s ap 
proval; request for leave of absence. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 30, 62 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown To Col. [Matthias] 

JAN. 8 Ogden, Essex [County, New Jersey]. Directions 

to govern an impress of provisions from inhab 
itants. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. With exception of first para 
graph, in Ford, 8, 157, note. B. XI, pt. 1, 35 

Same to Cols. Richard Butler, Israel Shreve; Lt. Cols. Francis Barber; 
Edward Carrtngton, Caleb North, Isaac Sherman, William D Hart; 
Majs. Henry Lee, jr. and Daniel Piatt. 

1780 Beatty, John. Elizabethtown. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 8 [Morristown]. Complaint of practice of guards 

in opening letters; requests investigation. L. S. 

2pp. Endorsed by Harrison: "ansd. by giving 

Orders to Colo. Hazen." 35, 44 

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1780 Irvine, William. Crane s Mills [New Jersey], To [George] 

JAN. 8 Washington [Morristown]. Freezing over of 

[Staten Island] Sound; efforts to obtain provi 
sion; corn; application to magistrates; dis 
position of people in Elizabethtown; quartering 
troops in houses; spirit of desertion. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 35, 49 

1780 Lincoln, Benjamin. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

JAN. 8 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Lt. Col. 

[Jean Baptiste] Ternant and formation and dis 
cipline of troops in Southern Department; 
alarm of British at Savannah from movements of 
the Spanish; reported capture of Mobile and Pen- 
sacola. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 27. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 375. 35, 40 

1780 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. S ton, Morristown. Preparation of snow-shoes; 

proceedings of a court of inquiry and arrest of 

William Adams. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 26. 

35,42 

1780 Phillips, W[illiam]. New York To [George] Washington 

JAN. 8 [Morristown]. Maj. [Valentine] Gardiner s parole; 

requests that Maj. [Henry] Harnage and Capt. 

[Earle] Hawker be allowed to come to New 

York. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 16. 35, 36 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 9 [William] Irvine [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. 

Lamentable condition of Army from want of 
provisions; preparations for attempt on Staten 
Island. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. Extract in 
Ford, 9, 161, note. B. XI, pt. 1, 41 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

J AN - 9 [William] Irvine [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. 

Arrangements for impress of provisions. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 39 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. [Henry] 

J AN - 9 Lee [jr., Springfield, New Jersey]. Reminding 

him of a horse owed to Washington. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. P. II, 3 

1780 Wilkinson, J[ames]. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

JAN - 9 ton [Morristown]. Applications for clothing for 

officers servants; non-arrival of clothing; cloth" 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON" 1219 

ing at Fishkill; supply for troops at "West Point; 
requests permission to go to Philadelphia. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 47 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Rev. [James] 

JAN. 10 Caldwell [Springfield, New Jersey]. His assist 

ance in procuring grain for the Army. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 53 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. [Matthias] 

JAN. 10 Ogden [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Impress 

ment of cattle and grain from inhabitants. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 49 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [William Alex- 

JAN. 10 ander,] Lord Stirling [Morristown ?]. Desiring to 

see him as soon as possible. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 43 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Lt. Col. Tench 

JAN. 10 Tilghman, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Post 

ponement of design [against Staten Island]; 
preparations and collection of additional infor 
mation. Auto, draft with first paragraph in 
handwriting of James McHenry. 3 pp. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 51 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown.] To [Col.] James 

JAN. 10 Wilkinson [Morristown]. Clothing allowance for 

officers servants and kindred matters. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. XI, pt. 1, 55 
1780 Bigelow, Timothy. Highlands. Muster roll of field, staff 
JAN. 10 and commissioned officers of the 15th Massachu 
setts regiment for months of November and 
December 1779. Tabular statement. Contem 
porary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Cogswell to 
Washington, 1783, Oct. 27. 64, 313 
1780 Gray, James. Albany. To George Washington [Morris- 
JAN. 10 town]. Compliance with orders respecting pro 
visions at Coos [New Hampshire]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

35, 57 

1780 Harrison, R[obert] H[anson]. Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 10 Henry Knox, Morristown]. Request for an am 

munition wagon for Capt. [Nathaniel] Bowman. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1,47 



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1780 H[arrison,] K[obert] Hfanson], [Morristown]. To Brig. 

JAN. 10 Gen. [William] Maxwell [Morristown]. Capt. 

[Nathaniel] Bowman and a full company to pre 
pare for a particular service. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 45 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Kobinson s House [Highlands]. To 

JAN. 10 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Fire in the 

North Redoubt [East side of the Hudson]; de 
serters from the Massachusetts brigades; their 
capture and punishment. L. S. 4 pp. An 
swered Jan. 16. 35, 58 

1780 [Heath, William.] Robinson s House [Highlands]. Gen- 

JAN. 10 eral Orders: Precautions to be taken against fire. 

Contemporary extract. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1780, Feb. 2. 35, 252 

1780 Ogden, M[atthias]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 10 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Consulta 

tion with magistrates of Essex County to obtain 
supplies; suggests change in the alloted propor 
tions of grain and cattle. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 124 

1780 Tilghman, Tench. [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 10 [George] Washington, Morristown. Preparations 

for an attempt upon Staten Island ; difficulty of 
British communication between New York and 
Staten Island and Paulus Hook. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Jan. 11. 35, 60 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown.] Instructions to 

JAN. 11 Capt. Nathaniel Bowman [Morristown]. To 

march to Squan [New Jersey] and there take 

orders from the Board of War. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 61 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Lt. Col. Tench 

JAN. 11 Tilghman, Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. General 

directions for delay and further intelligence in 

expedition [against Staten Island]. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 59 

1780 Darby, William John. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To 

JAN. 11 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Apprecia 

tion of Washington s letter. A. L. S. 1 p. 

35, 62 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1221 

1780 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To [the Com- 

JAN. 11 missary of Provisions at Freehold, New Jersey]. 

Orders to furnish Capt. Nathaniel Bowman with 
provisions. 

W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Morristown]. Orders: Capt. 
Bowman not to be interfered with. Drafts. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 63 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 12 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Investigation of 

[Moses] Hetfield s conduct. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 67 

1780 [Washington, George.] West Point. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 12 liam] Irvine [Crane s mills, New Jersey]. Time 

set for attempt on Staten Island; disposition of 

guards; tests of condition of ice. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 

6, 442. B. XI, pt. 1, 79 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Instructions to [Wil- 

JAN. 12 liam Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Crane s Mills, 

New Jersey]. Attempt on Staten Island; general 

directions for movements of troops; objects to 

be attained; disposition of forces, etc. Draft. 

9 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 

Ford, 8, 161. B. XI, pt. 1, 69 

1780 [Byles, Thomas Langhorne.] Woodbridge [New Jersey]. 

JAN. 12 To [Brig. Gen. William Irvine, Crane s Mills]. 

Intelligence; no communication between Long 

Island, New York and Staten Island; guards, 

and fortifications. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Irvine to Washington, 1780, Jan. 12. 

35, 74 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 12 ton [Morristown]. Transmitting his ideas re 

specting an attack on Staten Island. A. L. S. 
1 p. 35, 67 

[1780] [Greene, Nathanael.] [Morristown.] Ideas relative to at- 
[JAN. 12] tempting a surprise of Staten Island; force nec 

essary, plan of attack, etc. A. D. 3 pp. 35, 68 
1780 Irvine, William. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 12 Washington [Morristown]. Calling in of guards 

and march to camp; intelligence from Staten 



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Island; condition of the roads; ice in the Sound; 
Col. [Moses] Hazen s advance to Connecticut 
Farms. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 71 

1780 Irvine, William. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George 

JAN. 12 Washington, Morristown]. Lack of surgeons with 

his detachment. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 73 

1780 Ogden, M[atthias]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To 

JAN. 12 [George Washington, Morristown]. Effect of 

Washington s address to the magistrates of Essex 
county; grain and cattle to be furnished. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 70 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [William Alexan- 

JAN. 13 der,] Lord [Stirling, Crane s mills, New Jersey]. 

Forwarding instructions; movements of detach 
ments; cartridges. Auto, draft. 1 p. In Sparks, 
6, 444. B. XI, pt. 1, 83 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [William Alexan- 

JAN. 13 der,] Lord Stirling [Crane s mills, New Jersey]. 

Col. [John] Steward s detachment; open attack 
on Staten Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 6, 447. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 87 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 13 Ham] Woodford [Philadelphia]. Thomas War 

ren s death sentence. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 89 

1780 Butler, Richard. [Hunterdon County, New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 13 [George Washington, Morristown]. Obtaining 

supplies from Hunterdon County; wheat and 
cattle; Col. John Taylor s services; forwarding 
the supplies. Recent copy. 2 pp. 21, 78 

1780 D Hart, William. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 13 Washington, Morristown. Cooperation of the 

[Morris] county magistrates in obtaining sup 
plies; need of clothing for his men; need of a 
force to complete his compliment of effectives; 
suppression of trade with enemy; efforts to sup 
ply his troops with provisions. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

35, 75 

1780 Lee, Henry, jr. Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 13 Washington [Morristown]. Washington s dis 

patches to magistrates of Salem, Cumberland 
and Cape May counties; speculators; attempt 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1223 

against Sandy Hook; breaking up of intercourse 
with the enemy; request for a leave of absence. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Jan. 16. 35, 81 

1780 Meade, Rfichard] K[idder]. [Morristown.] To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 13 [Nathanael] Greene [Morristown]. Ordering ex 

presses to be held in readiness. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 85 

1780 Harrison, R[obert] Hfanson]. To Col. [Joseph] Ward [Mor- 

JAN. 13 ristown]. Mustering of troops for payment. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 91 

1780 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. [Crane s Mills, New 

JAN. 13 Jersey]. To [George Washington, Morristown]. 

Advising against an attempt on Staten Island. 
L. S. 2 pp. 35, 77 

1780 Woodford, William. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 13 ton [Morristown]. March of the [Virginia] troops 

to the South; furloughs to troops; provision 

matters. A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 79 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JAN. 14 Ham Heath, West Point]. Impress of grain in 

New Jersey; resignation of issuing commissaries; 
warrants for staff officers; clothing matters and 
state quotas; pay of troops. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 95 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. [William] 

JAN. 14 D Hart [Paramus, New Jersey]. Orders to take 

post at Newark; keeping watch of enemy on the 

North River and Paulus Hook. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 115 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Stephen] 

JAN. 14 Moylan [Colchester, Connecticut]. Aid to Con 

necticut in breaking up intercourse with enemy. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 113 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 14 [Enoch] Poor [Redding, Connecticut]. Aid to 

Connecticut in breaking up intercourse with the 

enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 109 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col. Walter Stew- 

JAN. 14 art, Camp]. His nephew [George Augustine 



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Washington] desires to participate in expedition 
against Staten Island. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

P. 11,5 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [William Alexan- 

JAN. 14 der,] Lord Stirling [Crane s mills, New Jersey]. 

Lt. Col. [William] D Hart s detachment; the 
Staten Island expedition, militia and plunder. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, 8, 165, note. B. XI, pt. 1, 99 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [William Alexan- 

JAN. 14 der,] Lord [Stirling, Crane s mills, New Jersey]. 

March of detachments to join him; supply of 
tools; passage over ice at Bergen Point; atten 
tion to Paulus Hook. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 107 

1780 Barber, Ffrancis]. Woodbury [New Jersey]. To [George 

JAN. 14 Washington, Morristown]. Co-operation of mag 

istrates in collecting grain and cattle; cattle for 
Army starving at Princeton; transportation of 
grain. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 86 

1780 Chittenden, Thomas. Bennington [Vermont]. To Col. 

.JAN. 14 [Goose] Van Schaick [Albany]. Raising of a com 

pany to protect the Northern frontier; request 
for provisions, snow-shoes and camp kettles. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Van 
Schaick to Washington, 1780, Jan. 16. 35, 104 

[1780] Hamilton, Alexander. [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. To 
JAN. 14 [George Washington, Morristown]. Insufficiency 

of ammunition estimate of [Maj.] Gen. [Henry] 
Knox [for the attempt on Staten Island] ; need of 
a larger amount at once; state of the ice at Ber 
gen Point. A. L. S. 1 p. 116, 8 

1780 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 14 [John] Stark [Morristown, New Jersey]. Com 

plaint of Col. [Henry] Jackson of Stark s dis 
charge of a soldier. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 111 

1780 [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [Morristown.] To W[illiam 

JAN. 14 Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Crane s mills, New 

Jersey]. Leave granted Lt. Col. [Chevalier] Du 

Buysson to accompany Stirling s expedition. 

Auto, draft. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 103 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1225 

1780 Sherman, Isaac. Brunswick [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 14 Washington, Morristown. Meeting of the magis 

trates; measures to collect cattle and grain. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 83 

1780 Shreve, I[srael]. Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 14 Washington [Morristown]. Co-operation of mag 

istrates; forwarding cattle and sheep. A. L. S. 
1 p. 35, 85 

1780 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Crane s Mills [New 

JAN. 14 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Morristown]. 

Preparations for surprising Staten Island; need 
of axes and ammunition for an 18 pounder. 
L. S. 1 p. 35, 88 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Isaac] 

JAN. 15 Sherman [Brunswick, New Jersey]. Success in 

impressment of grain and cattle. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 121 

1780 Washington,] Gfeorge], Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 15 [John] Stark [Morristown]. Case of discharge of 

a soldier in Col. [Henry] Jackson s regiment. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 117 

1780 Arnold, B[enedict]. Philadelphia. Certificate to John 

JAN. 15 Halsted respecting money received from Arnold 

in Canada in 1775 and 76. A. D. S. 1 p. 

113, 113 

From Arnold s papers seized after discovery of the treason. 

1780 Harrison, R[obert] H[anson]. Morristown. To [Col. Henry 

JAN. 15 Jackson, Morristown]. Requesting complaint 

against [Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark in writing. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 119 
1780 Jackson, Henry. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 15 [Morristown]. Complaint against Brig. Gen. 

[John] Stark; discharge of a soldier; Stark s at 
titude toward the Additional [Continental] Regi 
ments. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 96 

1780 McLane, Allen. Philadelphia. To Maj. H[enry] Lee [jr., 

JAN. 15 Morristown]. His services and losses from being 

in the Army; half-pay; rank; requests and aug 
mentation of command. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
closed in Lee to Washington, 1780, Jan. 26. 

35, 192 



1226 LJBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut], To 

JAN. 15 [George] Washington, Morristown. Establish 

ment of a line of communication with [Samuel] 
Cfulper,] jr. direct to headquarters; want of stain 
and counterpart [chemicals for secret writing]. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 5. 35, 98 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Henry] 

JAN. 16 Lee [jr., Burlington, New Jersey]. Success of 

provision impress in the Jersey counties; Capt. 
[Henry] Peyton s proposed enterprise [against 
Sandy Hook]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 123 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 16 liam] Phillips [New York]. Case of Maj. [Henry] 

Harnage and Capt. [Earle] Hawker. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

E. 271 

1780 Elaine, Ephraim. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

JAN. 16 Morristown. Appointment as Commissary Gen 

eral of Purchases; promises of Congress; flour 
supply; efforts of the Governor [Thomas Sim 
Lee] and Council of Maryland. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

35, 101 

1780 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Morristown. To [George 

JAN. 16 Washington, Morristown]. Requesting appoint 

ment of Capt. [Daniel] Niven to the Engineer 
Corps; Ms qualifications; commissions for offi 
cers of the Sappers and Miners. L. S. 2 pp. 

35, 100 

1780 Greene, Nathanael and Louis Le Begue Duportail. Mor- 

JAN. 16 ristown. To [George] Washington [Morristown]. 

Positions to be taken by the Army in case of 

attack. L. S. 1 p. 35, 108 

1780 Harrison, Robert Hfanson]. [Morristown.] To John Pierce 

JAN. 16 [Morristown]. Ordering $250,000 sent to West 

Point for payment of troops. Auto, draft signed. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 127 

[1780] Rochefontaine, [Bichet de]. [Morristown.] Map of the 

[JAN. 16] encampment at Morristown. A. D. S. 1 p. En 

closed in Greene and Duportail to Washington, 
1780, Jan. 16. 35, 107 

1780 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Albany. To George Washington 

JAN - 16 [Morristown]. [Gov.] Thomas Chittenden s re 

quest for provisions. L. S. Ip. 35,103 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1227 

1780 Sfchaick], G[oose] V[an]. Albany. To [Gov.] Thomas 

JAN. 16 Chittenden [Bennington, Vermont]. Inability to 

comply with his request for provisions, etc. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Van Schaick to Washington, 
1780, Jan. 16. 35, 103 

1780 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Elizabethtown 

JAN. 16 [New Jersey]. To [George] Washington, Morris- 

town. Report of failure to surprise Staten 
Island; plundered inhabitants and efforts to 
recover the goods seized. L. S. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 380. 35, 105 
1780 Allison, Thomas. [Orange County] New York. Affi- 

JAN. 17 davit of length of John Alison s enlistment. 

A. D. S. Sworn to before David Pese. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Alison to Washington, 1780, Apr. 16. 

37, 17 

1780 D Hart, William. Newark [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 17 Washington [Morristown], March of his detach 

ments to Newark; want of clothing for his men; 
requests orders. A. L. S. 35, 111 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

JAN. 17 Morristown. Court of inquiry; Maj. [Elisha] 

Painter s case; investigation of fire in the North 
Redoubt; money for the troops. L. S. 2 pp. 

35, 112 

1780 Lee, Henry, jr. Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 17 Washington [Morristown]. Collecting supplies; 

patriotism of the people; forwarding cattle and 
flour; furloughs; success of Capt. [Henry] 
Peyton s attempt on Sandy Hook; counterfeit 
money; salt provisions in Salem and Cumber 
land counties. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Jan. 
21. 35, 114 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Middletown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 17 Washington [Morristown]. Delay from snoxv in 

march of dragoons to Colchester; prejudice of 
town of Durham against the 4th Dragoons; 
[Maj. Gen. James] Wadsworth s misrepresenta 
tion of Moylan to Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 3. 35, 117 

1780 Traversi, Joseph and Joseph Gill. Haverhill [Massa- 

JAN. 17 chusetts]. To [George] Washington [Morristown]. 

Certifying to [Brig.] Gen. [Jacob] Bayley and Col. 



1228 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[Timothy] Bedel having furnished food and cloth 
ing to the Indians at Coos [New Hampshire]. 

1 p. (In French.) L. S. 35, 109 
1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Richard] 

JAN. 18 Butler [Pennington, New Jersey]. Success of his 

impress; willingness of inhabitants to furnish 

provisions. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 129 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. [William] 

JAN. 18 D Hart [Newark, New Jersey]. His post at 

Newark; watchfulness of enemy s movements; 

collection of provisions in Bergen county. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 131 

1780 Gray, James. Albany. To George Washington [Morris- 

JAN. 18 town]. Delay in sending in returns; change in 

management of Commissary Department; his 

future returns. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 28. 

35, 121 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

JAN. 18 Morristown. Discovery of a suspected secret 

correspondence of [Andrew] Bostwick. L. S. 

2 pp. 35, 122 
1780 Russell, Thomas. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 18 [Morristown]. Postponement of his court- 

martial; request for a furlough. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Recommendation of Russell by Col. I[srael] 
Angell. Endorsed by Tilghman: "Ansd. told 
that he cannot leave Camp except Col. [Henry] 
Sherburne is willing." 35, 118 

1780 Whetcomb, Benjamin. Westmoreland [New Hampshire]. 

JAN. 18 To George Washington [Morristown]. Memorial 

requesting Washington to recommend to the 

State of New Hampshire the filling up of his 

companies. D. S. 1 p. 35, 149 

1780 White, Anthony W[alton]. Philadelphia. To [George 

J AN - 18 Washington, Morristown]. Requesting a certifi 

cate of rank. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 28. 

35, 120 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge], Morristown. To Sir Henry 

JAN - 19 Clinton [New York]. Delay in return of [Ameri 

can] officers on parole. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. E. 273 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1229 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Cols. [Robert] 

JAN. 19 Magaw, [George] Mathews and [John] Ely and 

Lt. Col. [Nathaniel] Ramsay [Morristown]. Prop 
ositions for their exchange; settlement of [Con 
vention prisoners] accounts. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. "In 
tended for them on a supposition that they were 
going into New York." B. XI, pt. 1, 133 

1780 Caldwell, James. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 19 Washington, Morristown. Measures for the re 

turn of plunder taken on Staten Island. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 35, 126 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 19 Washington, Morristown. Position of his troops; 

intelligence from Staten Island ; feeling of inhab 
itants against plunderers ; proposing an attempt 
against British detachment at Decker s Mills; 
lack of rum; need of light horse; men feigning 
illness. A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 129 

1780 Hutchings, Amos. Haverstraw [New York]. Certificate of 

JAN. 19 length of John Alison s enlistment. A. D. S. 1 p. 

On verso of Allison, Thomas. Affidavit. 1780, 
Jan. 17. 

1780 Shreve, Israel. Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 19 Washington [Morristown]. Success of magis 

trates in raising provisions; treatment expe 
rienced by drivers of sleds transporting provi 
sion. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 128 

1780 Ward, Joseph. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

JAN, 19 [Morristown]. Mustering of troops ; resolution of 

Congress turning over the duty to the Inspectors. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 125 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Moses] 

JAN. 20 Hazen [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. Prisoner 

matters and forwarding of letters. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 137 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [Col. John Mehelm, 

JAN. 20 Reading, Pennsylvania]. Forbidding furnishing 

of hides to [Obadiah] Taylor until his accounts are 

settled. Contemporary extract of a letter. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Mehelm to Washington, 1780, Mar. 9. 

36, 122 



1230 LJBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Harrison, Robert Hanson. Morristown. To Maj. [Valen- 

JAN. 20 tine] Gardiner, New York. Extension of his pa 

role. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. E. 275 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Rev. [James] 

JAN. 21 Caldwell [Springfield, New Jersey]. Aid of mili 

tary in restoration of plunder to inhabitants of 
Staten Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 149 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. Moses Ha- 

JAN. 21 zen, Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. Hazen s pro 

posal of a second attempt upon Staten Island; 
discussion of plan and chances of success. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 139 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Moses] Ha- 

JAN. 21 zen [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. Use of the mili 

tary in recovering plunder from inhabitants. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 143 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Henry] 

JAN. 21 Lee [jr., Burlington, New Jersey]. Efforts of the 

inhabitants to supply provisions; Capt.[ Henry] 

Peyton s success. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 147 

1780 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To Col. [Joseph] 

JAN. 21 Ward [Morristown]. Completion of muster-rolls ; 

Ward s earnest attention to business. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 

James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 145 

1780 Butler, Richard. Pennington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN - 21 Washington, Morristown. Collection of wheat 

and cattle; condition of latter; Lt. Col. [Wil 
liam] Chamberlain s actions; rise in price of 
wheat. A. L. S. 3pp. 35,136 

1780 Greene, N[athanael]. Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

J AN - 21 ington [Morristown]. Injustice of Washington s 

reproof; materials and carpenters at his com 
mand ; difficulties in general. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

35, 134 

1780 Heath, Wplliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

Morristown. Continental bounty money; want 
of wood and provisions in New York city ; troops 
at Fort Washington; requests leave of absence; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1231 

Maj. [Sebastian] Bauman s application to make 
[artillery] experiments; death of Maj. [Jonathan] 
Allan. A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 138 

1780 Jay, [Sir] James. [Highlands.] To [George] Washington 

JAN. 21 [Morristown]. [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath s ob 

jections to artillery experiments at West Point. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 140 

1780 [Mead, John.] [Horseneck, New York.] To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 21 William Heath, Highlands]. Attack upon [Lt.] 

Col. [Isaac] Hatfield s command at Morrisania. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1780, Jan. 23. 35, 174 

1780 Sheldon, Elisha. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JAN. 21 Washington [Morristown]. Querying validity of 

enlistments "for three years or during the war." 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Feb. 3. 35, 131 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

JAN. 22 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Personal incon 

veniences to which he is subjected and causes 
thereof. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In Ford, 8, 
172. P. II, 15 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown To the Maj. Genls. 

JAN. 22 and Officers commanding brigades. Condition of 

Army shown by the inspection returns ; absentees ; 
lack of commissioned and noncommissioned offi 
cers: remedies; absentees in the 10th Pennsyl 
vania regiment and the Light Infantry. L. S. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Kichard Kidder Meade. 

W 

The dratt B. XI, pt. 1, 151, gives the postscripts which varied as the 
:8tter was directed to the Connecticut and New York brigades, Lord Stir- 
i?jQg c . division and the Pennsylvania and Maryland divisions. 

1780 Bayley, Jacob. Charlestown [Massachusetts]. To George 

JAN. 22 Washington [Morristown]. Provisions furnished 

the Indians at Coos [New Hampshire] ; clothing ; 
reports from Canada. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 147 
[1780] [Hopkins, David.] [Middletown, Connecticut.] Memoran- 
[JAN. 22] dum of his claim to rank over Capt. [Moore] 

Fauntleroy. A. D. 3 pp. Enclosed in Moylan 
to Washington, 1780, Jan. 22. 35, 144 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Middletown [Connecticut], To [George] 

JAN. 22 Washington [Morristown]. March of the dra 

goons to Colchester; need of clothes; quarters; 



1232 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

arrangement of officers. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Feb. 3. 35, 142 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 
JAN. 23 thur] St. Clair [Crane s Mills, New Jersey], Ne 
cessity of making up the muster-rolls ; objections 
of Pennsylvania officers to the labor. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 169 

1780 Colt, Peter. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To J[ohn] Fitch 

JAN. 23 [Fishkill, New York]. The salt-meat supply; in 

ability to obtain cattle; number of barrels of 
salt-meat on hand; rate of consumption; want 
of money. Contemporary copy. 2pp. Enclosed 
in Heath to Washington, 1780, Feb. 2. 35, 254 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 23 Washington, Morristown. Employment of Asher 

Randolph as secret agent; intelligence brought 
from Staten Island by Morris Hatfield; British 
troops on Staten Island; cannon transported to 
Paulus Hook; fortifying at New York; British 
fear of an attack on the city ; chances of a suc 
cessful surprise of Staten Island. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Jan. 24. 35, 175 

1780 Heath, W[miam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

JAN. 23 Morristown. Enterprise against Morrisania; un 

easiness of troops on account of pay. L. S. 

2 pp. 35, 172 

1780 Knox, H[enry]. Artillery Park [Morristown]. To [Lt.] 

JAN. 23 Col. [Tench] Tilghman [Morristown]. Need of a 

supply of 8 inch shells. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Jan. 24. 35, 170 

1780 Knyphausen, [Wilhelm, Baron von]. New York. To 

JAN - 23 [George] Washington [MorristownJ. Permission 

for paroled American officers to remain out for a 

longer period. L. S. 1 p. 35, 177 

1780 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George 

JAN - 23 Washington, Morristown]. Failure of English 

to procure German recruits, instructions to 
[Sir Henry] Clinton respecting exchange of 
prisoners; necessity of negotiating on tooting of 
perfect equality; arms and ammunition to be 
sent from France; will confer on plan of next 
campaign; recommending Maj. [William] Galvan. 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1233 

L. S. 8 pp. (In French.) Answered Feb. 4. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 382. 

35, 151 

Translation by Alexander Hamilton, 35, 161. An extract by Meade la 
among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 

1780 lincoln, Benjamin. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

JAN. 23 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Need of 

presence of the Virginia Line; expectation of 
British attempt upon Charleston; difficulty in 
deciding upon method of defense; measures to 
protect the frontier; his request of Virginia to 
furnish shoes and stockings to the troops ; delay 
of Lincoln s letter; British intentions against 
South Carolina; approach of their fleet. A. L. S. 
6 pp. Answered Apr. 15. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 385. 35, 167 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Richard 

JAN. 24 Butler [Pennington, New Jersey]. Supplies from 

the impress; case of Lt. Col. [William] Chamber 
lain. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 179 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 24 [James] Clinton [Albany?] Lack of General 

officers; requests his return. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 173 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 24 [Nathanael] Greene [Morristown]. Capt. [Bichet] 

de Rochefontaine s loss of quarters; difficulty in 
suppressing intercourse with enemy. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 
Sparks, 6, 450. B. XI, pt. 1, 171 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Moses] 

JAN. 24 Hazen [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. Proposed 

second attempt upon Staten Island; suggested 
capture of a guard; lack of confidence in [Morris] 
Ilatfield. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. XI, pt. 1, 177 

1780 [Duer, William.] Philadelphia. To [Chevalier de La 

JAN. 24 Luzerne, Philadelphia]. Proposals to furnish 

the French navy with masts; need of troops 

to protect the cutters on the upper Delaware; 

suggests his applying for a detachment; contract 

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1234 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

terms, etc. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. En 
closed in La Luzerne to Washington, 1780, 
Feb. 4. 35, 325 

Dated in error: 1779. 

1780 Harrison, Robert Hfanson] [Morristown.] To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 24 [Henry] Knox [Pluckemin, New Jersey]. Ap 

proves bringing shells from Philadelphia. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 175 
1780 D Hart, William. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 24 Washington [Morristown]. Grain furnished [by 

Bergen County] ; inability to supply the number 
of cattle called for. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 179 

1780 Thayer, Simeon. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [Lt.] Col. 

JAN. 24 [Tench] Tilghman [Morristown]. Efforts to 

obtain provisions for his party; British at 
Paulus Hook; Refugee marauders; hay at 
Secaucus. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 180 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Moses] 

JAN. 25 Hazen [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. Increase of 

British strength on Staten Island and at Paulus 
Hook; probable intentions; attempts on enemy. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of James Mc- 
Henry. In Sparks, 6, 451. B. XI, pt. 1, 183 
1780 Cameron, Charles. Staten Island. To [Rev.] James Cald- 

JAN. 25 well, Elizabethtown. Return of plunder taken 

from Staten Island inhabitants; actions of the 
Continental troops and banditti on the recent 
incursion on the island. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
closed in Caldwell to Washington, 1780, Jan. 3. 

35, 233 

1780 Fitch, John. Fishkill [New York.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 25 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Futile efforts to 

obtain a supply of flour to form a magazine. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1780, Jan. 26. 35, 200 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To Lt. Col. Robert 

J AN - 25 H[anson] Harrison [Morristown]. Transmitting 

a return of expresses and extract of a circular 

letter reducing the number by order of Congress. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 27. 35, 181 

1780 [Greene, Nathanael.] [Morristown.] List of express-riders 

JAN - 25 and paragraph of circular letter of Jan. 19, 1780 

to the Deputy [Quartermasters] ordering dis- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1235 

missal of all except number absolutely necessary 
according to resolve of Congress [Dec. 27, 1779]. 
2 pp. 35, 183 

1780 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 

JAN. 25 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Failure of the 

forage supply; money; lack of flour at West 
Point; appeal to the legislature [of New York]; 
desparate situation of the Army. Contemporary 
copy by Greene. 3 pp. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1780, Jan. 30. 35, 230 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 25 Washington [Morristown]. British reenforce- 

ments sent Staten Island; intentions of the 
enemy; chances of a successful surprise of them; 
Hazen s suspicions of [Morris] Hatfield. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 35, 187 

1780 Huntington, Ebenezer. Near Morristown. To [George] 

JAN. 25 Washington [Morristown]. Question of granting 

furloughs to officers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 188 

1780 Phillips, W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 25 [Morristown]. Thanks for permission given Maj. 

[Valentine] Gardner. L. S. 1 p. 35, 185 

1780 Harrison, R[obert] Hfanson]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 25 [Nathanael] Greene [Morristown]. Requesting 

a return of expresses employed. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 185 

1780 Harrison, Rfobert] Hfanson]. Morristown. To Lt. Col. 

JAN. 25 [Ebenezer] Huntington [Morristown]. One field 

officer must remain with every regiment and one 

commissioned officer with every company. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 187 

1780 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To Maj. [Lt. Col. 

JAN. 26 Thomas] Cogswell [Highlands ? New York]. Pro 

motion of Maj. [William] Hull [to Lieutenant- 
colonel]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 197 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. [William] 

JAN. 26 D Hart [Newark, New Jersey]. Substitute of 

grain for cattle; collection of both. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 195 



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1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Israel] 

JAN. 26 Putnam [Hartford]. His attack of the palsy. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 189 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Goose] Van 

JAN. 26 Schaick [Albany]. Court-martial of [William] 

Adams; his refusal of application for supplies; 
snow-shoes. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 191 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Isaac] 

JAN. 26 Sherman [Brunswick, New Jersey]. Good dispo 

sition of people in furnishing supplies; substitute 
of grain for cattle. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 193 

1780 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 

JAN. 26 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Embarrassments 

of the Quartermaster s Department; resignation; 
need of money to remedy evils; necessity of 
marching a brigade [from West Point] into the 
country in order to preserve the Army from 
famine; opinion of future condition of the roads; 
need of unlimited credit by whoever succeeds 
Hay. Contemporary copy by Greene. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1780, Jan. 30. 

35, 228 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George 

JAN. 26 Washington, Morristown]. Return of plunder to 

Staten Island inhabitants; reenforcements sent 
to the Island; reported alarm at New York; de 
sertions from his troops; intended attempt on 
the British posts. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 193 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 26 Washington, Morristown. British success in sur 

prising Elizabethtown and Newark. L. S. 1 p. 

35, 194 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 26 Washington, Morristown. British surprise of 

Elizabethtown. L. S. 1 p. 35, 195 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

JAN. 26 Morristown. Inability to form a magazine of 

bread; hardship suffered by troops; application 

for relief to Gov. [George] Clinton ; depreciation 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1237 

of currency the cause of lack of provision; re 
quests assistance from the main Army. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Feb. 1. 35, 198 

1780 Lee, Henry, jr. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

JAN. 26 Morristown]. Capt. [Allen] McLane s request; 

mare for Washington. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 191 
1780 Sherman, Isaac. [Morristown.] To [George] Washington 

JAN. 26 [Morristown]. Forwarding cattle and salt-meat; 

grain and collections through the magistrates. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 190 

1780 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 26 [Morristown]. Coming conference with Board of 

War on state of the Army ; assurance of aid from 
France; disposition in Congress to reenforce the 
Army; Steuben s representation; incorporation 
of regiments; infantry and cavalry; distribution 
of arms and ammunition; requests Washington s 
opinion. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Feb. 8. 

35, 216 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

JAN. 27 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Act of Congress 

dismissing express-riders; its application. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 203 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Moses] 

JAN. 27 Hazen [Crane s Mills, New Jersey], [Maj.] Gen. 

[Arthur] St. Glair s investigation; reprisal on en 
emy; [Lt.] Col. [Marinus] Willett s plan; desires 
some attempt made. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 6, 454. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 211 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 27 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Court-martial of Maj. 

[Elisha] Painter; mysterious letter of [Andrew] 
Bostwick; pay matters; his application for leave 
of absence; experiments in gunnery. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 199 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Maj. 

JAN. 27 Gen. Arthur St. Clair [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. 

Investigation of the surprise at Elizabethtown; 

position of guards; strength, etc. of enemy; 

attempt on flatboats and water-craft of British; 



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command of the troops and permission to attempt 
an exploit. Auto, draft signed. In Ford, 8, 
180. B. XI, pt. 1, 207 

1780 Court of Inquiry. Fort Arnold [New York]. Proceedings 

JAN. 27 on burning of the barracks [Jan. 26]. D. S: 

Michael Jackson, President. 10 pp. W 

[1780] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Memorandum of number of 

[JAN. 27] express-riders with the Army and at the different 

posts and number to be retained. A. D. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Washington to Greene, 1780, Jan. 27. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 205 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 27 Washington, Morristown. The surprise at Eliz- 

abethtown; losses; [Lt.] Col. [Marinus] Willett s 

scheme to burn British transports at New York. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 196 

1780 Hazen, Moses. [Crane s Mills, New Jersey.] Return of 

JAN. 27 detachment. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Hazen to Washington, 1780, Jan. 29. 

35, 4 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 27 [Morristown]. Fire at West Point ; loss; danger 

ous positions of powder magazines at Forts Clin 
ton and Putnam; claim of officers for their ex 
penses while on command; Col. [John] Mead s 
request for Continental troops; advantages of 
complying; need of flour. L. S. 4 pp. An 
swered Feb. 2. 35, 204 
1780 North, Caleb. Near Morristown. To [George] Washington 
JAN. 27 [Morristown]. Success in collecting cattle and 
grain in Monmouth County with aid of magis 
trates. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 201 
1780 Water-house, Joseph. Scarborough [New York]. To 
JAN. 27 George Washington [Morristown]. Petition for 
pardon of his son Joseph under sentence of death 
for desertion. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Harri 
son: " pardoned 10 Feby." 35, 202 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To James Gray, Al- 
J AN - 28 bany. Necessity of returns. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 217 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Anthony 

JAN- 28 Walton] White [Philadelphia]. Orders to repair 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1239 

to South Carolina and take command of the 1st 
Continental Dragoons. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 215 

1780 Bland, Theodorick. Farmindell [Virginia]. To [George 

JAN. 28 Washington, Morristown]. Acceptance of his 

resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 220 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charleston [South Carolina], To 

JAN. 28 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Resolve of 

Congress [Dec. 16, 1779] directing reduction of 
Georgia and East Florida in conjunction with 
the Governor of Havana [Diego Joseph Navarro] ; 
British in Georgia; difficulties of an East Florida 
expedition; impracticability of plans suggested; 
Lincoln s ideas. A. L. S. 7pp. Answered Apr. 
15. 35, 206 

1780 St. Glair, Arthur. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George 

JAN. 28 Washington, Morristown]. Position of Col. 

[Moses] Hazen s troops; difficulty in covering the 
country; desertions; the guard at Elizabeth- 
town; difficulty in obtaining information ; prepa 
ration of British on Staten Island; danger to 
patrols; need of light-horse; spirit of desertion; 
cause of British surprise of the guard at Newark 
and Elizabethtown [Jan. 25]. A. L. S. 4 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2,388. 35, 132 

1780 Steuben, [Baron]. [Philadelphia.] To the Board of War 

JAN. 28 [Philadelphia]. Rearrangement of regiments and 

difficulties caused thereby; trouble with the 
Light Infantry ; danger of attempting to reform 
and incorporate regiments and impossibility of 
completing same ; proportioning Army to ability 
of States and operations to be undertaken; neces 
sary strength of Army ; method of arrangement ; 
rank and advancement of officers; cavalry; ar 
tillery; staff departments; magazines of supplies 
necessary; preparations for a siege; clothing 
supply; arms; the situation in general. Contem 
porary copy. 11 pp. Enclosed in Steuben to 
Washington, 1780, Jan. 28. 35, 210 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

JAN. 29 thur] St. Clair [Crane s mills, New Jersey]. For 

warding letter of [John Van] Rensselaer; quar 
ters of troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 221 



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1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [William Alexan- 

JAN. 29 der,] Lord Stirling [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Necessity of changing his quarters on account of 
condition of the ice. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 219 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 29 Washington, Morristown. Hazen s position; 

enemy s abandonment of project against the 
Continental posts ; surprise of pickets due to neg 
lect of Hazen s orders. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 2 

1780 Poor, Enoch. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 29 ington [Morristown]. Need of money for recruit 

ing purposes; success in obtaining flour and 
subsidence of difficulties; request for leave of 
absence; Maj. [James] Norris request for a fur 
lough; need of clothing. L. S. 2pp. Answered 
Feb. 5. 35, 221 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George 

JAN. 29 Washington, Morristown]. Quarters of the 

troops ; British force at Staten Island and Paulus 
Hook; condition of the ice; probability of Brit 
ish foray toward Newark. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Jan. 30. 35, 222 
1780 Weissenfels, Frederick. [Morristown.] To [George] Wash- 
JAN. 29 ington, Morristown. Reasons governing his re 
quest for a leave of absence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

35, 223 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

JAN. 30 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Preparations of 

enemy; removal of for age to camp. Draft. 2pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 223 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Henry] Lee 

JAN. 30 [j r . ; Philadelphia]. Capt. [Allen] McLane s claim 

to promotion. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 229 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Philip John] 

JAN. 30 Schuyler [Albany]. Enemy s vessels on Lake 

Champlain; making friends with the Indians; 
proposed expedition against Niagara; sleighs; 
sufferings of Army for food; exertions of county 
magistrates. Auto, draft signed. 6 pp. In 
Ford, 8, 184. P. II, 21 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1241 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 30 [Arthur] St. Clair [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. 

Establishment of patrols of horse and withdrawal 
of guards; protection of forage; investigation of 
surprise [at Elizabethtown] ; hospital matters 
and militia signals. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman B. XI, pt. 1, 225 
1780 Caldwell, James. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 30 Washington, Morristown. Plunder taken from 

Staten Island; removal of forage and grain. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 232 

1780 Court of Inquiry. [Springfield ? New Jersey.] Proceedings 

JAN. 30 on conduct of officers on duty at Newark and 

Elizabethtown on the night of the surprise of 

Jan. 25. D. S: M. Willett. President. 26 pp. 

W 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 30 ton [Morristown]. Removal of the public forage; 

supply at Barbadoes Neck. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

35, 225 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 30 [Morristown]. Increasing quartermaster diffi 

culties at Fishkill; [Lt.]Col. [Udny] Hay s abili 
ties; suggests detaching part of garrison at West 
Point to better provide for their support; private 
sales of forage engaged for the Army ; the people 
tiring of waiting for their money. L. S. 2 pp. 

35, 226 

1780 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To Abraham 

JAN. 31 Skinner [New Jersey]. Wood for American 

prisoners in New York City. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 231 

1780 Irwin, John. [Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. Return of pro- 

JAN. 31 visions, etc. remaining in Issuing Commissary 

Stores in the Western Department. Tabular 

statement. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Brodhead 

to Washington, 1780, Feb. 11. 35, 312 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 31 Washington [Morristown.] Employment of a 

small body of militia light horse; reestablish- 
ment of signals for calling out the militia; small 
raid by Refugees; forage magazines; relief of 
Col. [Moses] Hazen. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 238 



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1780 Flower, Benjamin. [Morristown]. Return of that part of 

[JAN.] his regiment of Artillery-Artificers raised in 

Pennsylvania. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 

W 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. ton [Morristown]. Embarrassed condition of the 

Quartermaster s Department; the situation; 
need of cash; plan of Congress for States to fur 
nish supplies and its inadequacy. L. S. 3 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 371. 

35, 19 

[1780] Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

[JAN.] [George] Washington [Morristown]. Change of a 

man of the boat s crew that brings [Samuel] 
C[ulper] s despatches. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Feb. 5. 35, 244 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Rev. [James] 

FEB. 1 Caldwell [Springfield, New Jersey]. Shipment of 

grain to camp; plunder taken from Staten 
Island inhabitants. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 243 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 1 [William] Heath [Highlands, New York]. Scar 

city of bread; hand grinding of wheat; flour 
from South; deficiencies of regimental strengths 
and returns. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 235 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 1 [Arthur] St. Clair [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. 

Militia horse patrols; condition of signal beacons. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 239 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Cols. [George] 

FEB. 1 Mathews and [John ]Ely and Lt. Col. [Nathaniel] 

Ramsay [Morristown]. Settlement of a cartel of 

exchange. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 241 

A contemporary copy Is among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Colchester [Connecticut]. To [George] 

FEB. 1 Washington [Morristown]. Acknowledging or 

ders to assist in suppressing trade with the en 
emy; memorial of Colchester inhabitants on im 
possibility of the town supporting the cavalry 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1243 

during the winter; situation of the troops; grain 

supply for horses; want of flour and clothing. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 240 

1780 Parsons, Samuel H[oldon]. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

FEB. 1 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Filling the 

State quota of troops; necessity of Washington s 

requisition to spur the legislature into action. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 245 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 2 liam] Heath [Highlands, New York]. Fire at 

West Point; discharge of Lt. [Ebenezer] Pea- 
body; ration; [Brig.] Gen. [Enoch] Poor s in 
structions; British collection of sleighs. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 247 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ar- 

FEB. 2 thur] St. Clair [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. March 

of Connecticut brigades to his relief. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 249 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

FEB. 2 thur] St. Clair [Crane s Mills, New York]. Delay 

of [Connecticut] detachment; permission to at 
tempt a projected enterprize against enemy. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 251 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ar- 

FEB. 2 thur] St. Clair [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. Pro 

posed attempt on enemy left to St. Clair s dis 
cretion. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Rob 
ert Hanson Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 253 

1780 Campbell, James. Essex County [New Jersey]. Extend- 

FEB. 2 ing furlough of Edward Ball. Contemporary 

copy by Benjamin Tallmadge. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Tallmadge to Washington, 1780, Feb. 20. 

35, 380 

1780 [Clinton, George.] [Poughkeepsie, New York.] To [Maj. 

FEB. 2 Gen. William Heath, Highlands]. Distressed 

state of the Army laid before the legislature [of 
New York]. Contemporary extract. 1 p. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1780, Feb. 2. 

35, 253 



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1780 Court of Inquiry. Fort Arnold [West Point]. To investi- 

FEB. 2 gate what public stores were consumed at the 

recent fire [Jan. 26]. D. S: Michael Jackson, 

Prest. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 

1780, Feb. 4. 35, 256 

1780 Francis, Aaron. West Point. Return of quartermaster 

FEB. 2 stores consumed by fire. Tabular statement. 

D. S. 1 p. Signed by Francis in behalf of Tim 
othy Whiting, with oath attested by Col. Michael 
Jackson on verso. Enclosed in Heath to Wash 
ington, 1780, Feb. 4. 35, 255 

1780 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To Abraham 

FEB. 2 Skinner [New Jersey]. Orders to effect, if pos 

sible, an immediate exchange of the American 
prisoners at the Sugar House [New York]. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. "Not ansd before the 6 of 
May 1780" B. XI, pt, 1. 255 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 2 [Morristown]. Leave of absence; efforts to ob 

tain provisions for troops; fire in North Redoubt 
[East side of the Hudson]; causes of fire; Ensign 
William Spencer s case. L. S. 5 pp. An 
swered Feb. 16. 35, 246 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George 

FEB. 2 Washington, Morristown]. Intelligence from 

Staten Island; chance of surprising [Lt. Col. 

Abraham Van] Buskirk s regiment. A. L. S. 

1 p. 35, 257 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George 

FEB. 2 Washington, Morristown]. Plan of proposed at 

tack upon Buskirk s corps on Staten Island by 
Col. [Moses] Hazen and [Lt.] Col. [Marinus] Wil- 
lett. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 258 

1780 [Washington, George.] [Morristown] To Col. [Stephen] 

FEB - 3 Moylan [Colchester, Connecticut]. Station of 

dragoons at Colchester; Moylan s misunder 
standing with Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull; re 
cruiting, reenlistments and rank disputes. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 257 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown To Col. [Elisha] Shel- 

FEB - 3 don [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Enlistments 

in his regiment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 261 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1245 

1780 Stoddard, Orringh. Young s Farm [Westchester County, 

FEB. 3 New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath 

[Highlands]. Report of surprise by the British. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 

1780, Feb. 4. 35, 269 

1780 Turner, P[hilip]. Danbury [Connecticut]. To George 

FEB. 3 Washington [Morristown]. Strife between hospi 

tal authorities; need of reestablishment; trans 
mits a plan. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 259 

1780 Turner, P[hilip]. Danbury [Connecticut]. Plan of a new 

FEB. [3] medical arrangement for the Armies of the 

United States. A. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in pre 
ceding entry. 35, 261 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Chevalier de La 

FEB. 4 Luzerne [Philadelphia]. England s failure to 

secure German troops and effect on exchange of 
prisoners in America; points to be attended to 
in a negotiation; reenforcements from France. 
Draft signed. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Ford, 8, 187. 

D. I, pt. 1, 179 

An attested extract by James McHenry is among the Washington, 
Miscellaneous. 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Thomas 

FEB. 4 Procter, Philadelphia. Necessity of arrangement 

of the artillery. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Robert Hanson Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 263 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 4 Morristown]. British surprise of the guard at 

Young s Farm [New York]; investigation of fires 

at West Point; danger of surprise by the British. 

L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 16. 35, 267 

1780 La luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

FEB. 4 Washington [Morristown]. [William] Duer s 

proposal to supply the French Navy with masts; 

need of a detachment of troops to guard cutters. 

L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 15. 35, 323 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George 

FEB. 4 Washington, Morristown]. Abandonment of en 

terprise against [Lt. Col. Abraham Van] Bus- 
kirk s corps; Intelligence from New York; troops, 
fortifications and shipping; British preparations 
for an expedition. A. L. S. 4 pp. 35, 265 



1246 LJBKARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Wayne, Anthony. Waynesborough [Pennsylvania]. To 

FEB. 4 [George] Washington [Morristown]. The pro 

jected attempt upon Staten Island and dissolu 
tion of the Light Infantry; desire to serve in any 
capacity. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 2, 393. 35, 270 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 5 liam] Heath [Highlands, New York]. Requesting 

supply of money for reenlistments in [Brig.] Gen. 
[Enoch] Poor s brigade. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 265 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

FEB. 5 ert] Howe [Morristown]. Orders to relieve [Maj .] 

Gen. [William] Heath [hi the Highlands]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 267 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Lewis] 

FEB. 5 Nicola, Philadelphia. Approval of death sen 

tence of Thomas Warren and pardon for same. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 271 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 5 [Enoch] Poor [Danbury, Connecticut]. Money 

for recruiting; leave of absence. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 269 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

FEB. 5 Tallmadge [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Secret 

service arrangements with [Samuel] C[ulper,] jr. 
Auto, draft. 3 pp. In Ford, 8, 191. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 273 

1780 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles. Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 5 ington [Morristown]. Length of service in the 

French Army. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 8, 397 

[1780] Connecticut, Legislature. Resolve establishing position 

[FEB. 5] of winter quarters for the Continental Dragoon 

regiments. 

FEB. 5 Tmmbull, Jonathan. Hartford. Orders to Col. Stephen 
Moylan directing quartering of cavalry in accord 
ance with preceding. Contemporary copies by 
Moylan. 2 pp. Enclosed in Moylan to Wash 
ington, 1780, Feb. 8. 35, 290 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1247 

1780 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To Col. [Charles 

FEB. 6 Armand-Tuffin, Colchester? Connecticut]. Incor 

poration of his corps with Pulaski s; orders for 
assembling in Georgia; case of Du Plantier; 
certificate of Washington s esteem. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 
Sparks, 6, 462. B. XI, pt. 1, 279 

1780 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Morristown. Certificate of serv- 

FEB. 6 ice and conduct of [Col. Charles Armand-Tuffin,] 

Marquis de La Rouerie. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. Enclosed in 
Washington to Armand, 1780, Feb. 6. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 281 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Ed- 

FEB. 6 ward] Hand [Lancaster County? Pennsylvania]. 

Ordering his return to camp. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 277a 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 6 liam] Irvine [Crane s Mills, New Jersey]. Request 

for [Brig.] Gen. [Edward] Hand s return to camp; 

Irvine s leave of absence. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 277 
1780 Flint, Royal. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 6 [Morristown]. Retirement from the service; 

prospects of supplies for the Army. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Feb. 7. 35, 276 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Royal Flint 

FEB. 7 [Morristown]. Withdrawal from the service; 

approbation of his conduct; personal esteem. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 
Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 285 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 7 [Enoch] Poor, Danbury [Connecticut]. Orders for 

a man to be sent to Lt. [Caleb] Brewster [for 

his boat crew]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 283 

1780 Wfashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To Baron Steuben, 

FEB. 7 Philadelphia. Coming visit of Chevalier de La 

Luzerne to headquarters. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. P. II, 33 

1780 Berry, Sidney. New Bromley [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

FEB. 7 Gen. [Nathanael] Greens [Morristown]. Refusal 

of people to cart provision without a general 



1248 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

regulation of price for same. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Feb. 8. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington, 1780, Feb. 7. 35, 278 
1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 
FEB. 7 ton [Morristown]. Transportation difficulty; 
refusal of people to furnish cartage without a 
general regulation of price through all the states. 
L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
2, 393. 35, 279 

1780 Howe, Robert. Morristown. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 7 Morristown]. Rejoining his command; reasons 

for his delay. A. L. S. 4 pp. 35, 281 

[1780] Lane, John. [North Carolina?] Information respecting 

[FEB. 7] exchange of Southern prisoners. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. W 

1780 Meibom, Justus Christoph de. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. 

FEB. 7 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. Request 

ing leave to send an officer into New York on 
parole to bring out pay and necessaries for the 
Brunswickers. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 283 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Colchester [Connecticut]. To Gov. 

FEB. 7 [Jonathan] Trumbull [Hartford]. Removal of 

the 2d regiment of Dragoons from Colchester; 
Washington s orders; the dismounted men at 
Wethersfield. Contemporary copy by Moylan. 
Enclosed in Moylan to Washington, 1780, Feb. 8. 
On same document with Connecticut Legis 
lature s resolve, 1780, Feb. 5. 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 7 Waslu ngton [Morristown]. Intelligence from 

New York; chance of an attempt against Paulus 
Hook; alarm caused by sleighs going to Staten 
Island; St. Glair s alterations in stations of 
troops ; volunteer Jersey horse ; vigilance of the 
guards ; opening flag communication with Paulus 
Hook. A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 285 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

FEB - 8 thanael Greene, Morristown]. Objection of in 

habitants to transporting provisions to camp and 
method of overcoming the difficulty. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 289 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1249 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

FEB. 8 thur] St. Clair [Springfield, New Jersey]. Per 

mission for certain persons to go within the en 
emy s lines. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McHeniy. B. XI, pt. 1, 291 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown To [Maj. Gen. Baron 

FEB. 8 Steuben, Philadelphia]. Steuben s memorial to 

Congress regarding force necessary for next cam 
paign; considerations of expense and aid from 
abroad; cavalry and magazines. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 
Ford, 8, 193. B. XI, pt. 1, 295 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 8 ton [Morristown]. The Artificer corps; need for 

its completion. A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 287 

1780 Heath, Wplliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 8 [Morristown]. Expectation of flour; patience of 

the troops; delinquent returns; preparations of 
British and readiness to receive them; stations 
of the regiments on alarm; money for recruiting; 
promotions of Massachusetts officers. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Feb. 16. 35, 292 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Colchester [Connecticut]. To [George] 

FEB. 8 Washington [Morristown]. Correspondence with 

the Governor [Jonathan Trumbull]; compliance 

with his requisition. A. L. S. 1 p. 35. 289 

1780 Woodford, William. Fredericksburg [Virginia]. To 

FEB. 8 [George Washington, Morristown]. March of the 

[Virginia] troops ; want of a state bounty for re 
cruiting; filling of the Virginia battalions; fur 
loughs ordered by the Board of War; inadequate 
provision made for troops south of Petersburg; 
accounts from the south of the British fleet. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 35, 294 

1780 Harrison, Charles. WiUiamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

FEB. 9 Washington [Morristown]. Efforts to recruit his 

regiment ; lack of money ; Gen. [Thomas] Nelson 
[jr.] s patriotism; land speculation in the Assem 
bly. A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 296 

1780 Jackson, Henry. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 9 [Morristown]. Death and flogging sentences of 

various soldiers of his regiment; recommenda 
tion to remit the punishments in certain cases. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 300 

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[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] Names, rank and 

[FEB. 10] pretensions of officers of regiment of Artificers. 

Tabular statement. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. 1, 194 

[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] Names and rank of 

[FEB. 10] officers recommended for retention in the Artif 

icer Regiment, promotions, etc. Tabular state 
ment. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. A. V, pt. 1, 198 
[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] Plan for enlisting a 
[FEB. 10] corps of Artificers to consist of ten companies. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. A. V, pt. 1, 201 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ar- 
FEB. 10 thur] St. Clair [Springfield, New Jersey]. Per 
mission for a Mr. Saxton to go into New York. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 299 

1780 Gardner, V[alentine]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 10 ton [Morristown]. Requesting leave to continue 

in New York; appreciation of past favors and 
reasons for present importunity. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "The Commy. of pris 
oners directed to give Major Gardiner liberty to 
remain at New York" 35, 307 

1780 Heath, W[ilham]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 10 [Morristown]. Account of British surprise and 

capture of Lt. Col. [Joseph] Thompson and de 
tachment at Young s Farm; preparations of 
British and their advance into Westchester 
county. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 16. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 395. 

35, 302 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George 

FEB. 10 Washington, Morristown]. Request of an indi 

vidual for permission to go into New York; ex 
pectation of intelligence from New York. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 309 

1780 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

FEB. 11 Washington [Morristown]. Transmitting dupli 

cates of former letters, court-martial of Lt. Ar 
thur Gordon and return of provisions; want of 
tents and scarcity of provisions; loss of boats; 
unprecedented snow; strength of fortification at 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1251 

Detroit; chances of an Indian invasion in the 
spring; request for boat builders and armorers. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 14. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 2, 399. 35, 310 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

FEB. 11 Brig. Gen. [William] Woodford [Fredericksburg, 

Virginia]. British in Georgia; urges a hastening 
of reenforcement. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Woodford to Washington, 1780, 
Mar. 8. 36, 119 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 11 Washington [Morristown]. British advance into 

Jersey to Elizabethtown, Woodbridge and Rah- 
way; object; security of Washington s person; 
intelligence of Paulus Hook; Morris Hatfield. 
L. S. 3 pp. 35, 313 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [James] 

FEB. 12 Clinton [Morristown?] State of his brigade; loss 

of arms; delinquencies in numbers present, 

clothing matters and other things. Draft. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 303 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Ar- 

FEB. 12 thur] St. Clair [Springfield, New Jersey]. Vigi 

lance of his guards; condition of ice; proposed 
attempt on [Lt. Col. Abraham Van] Buskirk s 
corps; extending his horse patrols; passports 
to enter New York. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 301 

1780 Brooks, J[ohn]. Highlands. Return of killed, wounded, 

FEB. 12 etc. of detachment under command of Lt. Col. 

[Joseph] Thompson. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p. 35, 306 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Near Morristown To George Washington 

FEB. 12 [Morristown]. Memorial: His military services 

and losses sustained in the cause of the United 
States; his rank; petitions a brigadiership. 
L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by Harrison: "Colo. 
Hazen transd. a Copy of this the 25 Feby. in a 
Letter to Chief Justice McKean." 35, 315 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

FEB. 12 George Washington [Morristown]. Arrival of 



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British; preparations to receive them. L. S. 
2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 
401. 35, 318 

1780 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 12 [Morristown]. Transmitting resolves of Con 

gress. L. S. 1 p. 35, 317 

1780 Abeel, James. [Morristown?] To [Lt.] Col. [Richard Kid- 

FEB. 13 der] Meade [Morristown]. British attempt to 

capture Washington; failure of the enterprise; 
troops on York and Staten Island. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 35, 370 

[1780] Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown.] To Col. [Henry] 

[FEB. 14] Jackson [Morristown]. Claims of discharged sol 

diers to arms. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
James McIIemy. B. XI, pt. 1, 307 

1780 Jackson, Henry. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 14 [Morristown]. Claim of soldiers to their arms and 

accoutrements. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 335 

1780 Laurens, John. Charleston [South Carolina]. To [George 

FEB. 14 Washington, Morristown]. British at Charles 

ton; lethargy of the people; his father [Henry 
Laurens] s delay in setting off for Europe. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 401. 35, 330 
1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 
FEB. 14 George Washington [Morristown]. British on 
John s Island, North Edisto River. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Apr. 15. 35, 334 
1780 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
FEB. 14 [Morristown]. State quota of troops; money 
resources; delay of Congress in calling for the 
State quotas; supply of arms; provisions and 
supplies; Chevalier de La Luzerne s intended 
visit to camp. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 18. 

35, 332 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Benja- 

FEB. 15 min] Flower [Philadelphia]. Requesting an 

immediate return of the Artillery Artificers. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 317 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

F EB - 15 [William] Heath [West Point]. Frequency of 

fires at West Point; money for [Ensign William] 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1253 

Spencer; Maj. [Lt. Col. William] Hull s rank; 
surprise at White Plains [Four Corner s, New 
York]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 319 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Chevalier de 

FEB. 15 La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. [William] Duer s 

request for a detachment of troops; weakness of 
Army from expiring enlistments; protection of 
the frontier. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. D. I, pt. 1, 183 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Stephen] 

FEB. 15 Moylan [Colchester, Connecticut]. Requesting a 

particular return of his regiment at once. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 315- 

Same to Cols. Elisha Sheldon and Goose Van Schaick. 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 15 [Enoch] Poor, Danbury [Connecticut]. Re 

questing a particular return of New Hampshire 
regiments in his brigade in compliance with a 
resolution of Congress. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison 

B. XI, pt. 1, 309 

Same to Maj. Gen. William Heath calling for Massachusetts returns. 

1780 Mitchell, John. [Philadelphia.] Memorandum of articles 

FEB. 15 purchase for [George] Washington; prices paid. 

1 p. Enclosed in Mitchell to Washington, 1780, 

Feb. 17. 36, 43 

1780 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Albany. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 15 [Morristown]. [William] Adams sent to the 

Highlands for trial; application of officers to 
withdraw the [1st New York] regiment from Fort 
Schuyler; court-martial of Capt. [Guy] Young. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 16. 35, 339 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Stephen] 

FEB. 16 Moylan [Colchester, New York]. Act of Connec 

ticut legislature respecting the quartering of 
troops and effect on the cavalry. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 321 

1780 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To George 

FEB. 16 Washington, Morristown. Intelligence from 

Canada; rumor of intended winter attack by Col. 

[Walter] Butler; tory mischief above Charlestown 



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[Massachusetts] ; raising of volunteer companies 
by the people; clothing furnished Indians; desti 
tute Indian students at Dartmouth College. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 15. 35, 352 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [the President of 

FEB. 16 Congress, Philadelphia]. Former representation 

to Congress; increasing difficulties and embar 
rassments of the Quartermaster s Department; 
lack of cash; dissatisfaction and disgust of 
agents; their pressure for dismissal from the 
service; their debts; inability to procure supplies 
for the coming campaign; results of delay; 
intentions of Congress. A. L. S. 8 pp. Enclosed 
in Greene to Washington, 1780, Mar. 6. 35, 342 

1780 M[eade,] R[ichard] Kfidder]. [Morristown.] To Col. 

FEB. 16 Walter Stewart [Morristown]. Detailing officers 

to pursue deserters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 323 

1780 Stewart, Walter. [Morristown.] To [George] Washington 

FEB. 16 [Morristown]. Capture of deserters; case of 

Capt. [Jacob] Ashmead. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

35, 340 

1780 Foster, Isaac. Boston. To James McHenry [Morristown]. 

FEB. 17 Difficulty in the way of obtaining clothing for the 

[Hospital officers, Eastern] Department; re 
quests necessary order. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 354 

1780 Howe, Robert. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 17 ington [Morristown]. His arrival at Fishkill. 

L. S. 1 p. 35, 357 

1780 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 17 [Morristown]. Personal articles forwarded; con 

gratulations on miscarriage of enemy s attempt 
[to capture Washington]. A.L.S. 2pp. 36,40 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

FEB. 18 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Deferring ship 

ment of clothing to Albany. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 325 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Baron Steuben 

FEB. 18 [New Windsor, New York]. Preparation of re 

turns for settling State quota s of troops; acci 
dent to the [U. S. S.] Confederacy; distribution of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1255 

Army Regulations to officers. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Extract in 
Ford, 8, 196, note. B. XI, pt. 1, 327 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 18 ton [Morristown]. Transporting a cart load of 

clothing to Albany; difficulty of the journey; 

lack of money to pay the expenses of same. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 360 

1780 Lewis, Joseph. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] 

FEB. 18 Greene [Morristown]. Team for transporting 

clothing to Albany; difficulty of the journey; de 
mand of the wagoner for guarantee against loss. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Washing 
ton, 1780, Feb. 18. 35, 361 

1780 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

FEB. 18 [Morristown]. Transmitting account of advan 

tages gained by Brig. Gen. Bernardo de Galvez 
over the English in the Mississippi region; suspi 
cion that British fleet is designed against Havana; 
requests a diversion against the British in Georgia 
to prevent reenforcement of Pensacola and Mo 
bile; preparations to attack latter places by the 
Governor of Louisiana [Galvez]. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
(In Spanish.) Answered Feb. 27. 35, 366 

Translation, 35, 362. 

[1780] [Miralles, Juan de.] [Philadelphia.] Extract of account 

[FEB. 18] of operations and advantages acquired by Brig. 

Gen. Bernardo de Galvez against the English on 
the Mississippi; capture of forts at Manchac, 
Baton Rouge and Natchez. Contemporary copy 
by Miralles. 4 pp. (In Spanish). Enclosed in 
preceding entry. 35, 368 

Translation, 35, 364. 

1780 Nixon, Thomas. "Soldier s Fortune" [Highlands]. To 

FEB. 18 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Resig 

nation. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1780, Feb. 19. 35, 374 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 19 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Returns of Massachu 

setts troops to establish the State s quota. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Robert Hanson Harri 
son. B. XI, pt. 1, 329 



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1780 Congar, William. Essex County [New Jersey]. Affidavit 

FEB. 19 as to term of Frederick Seaburn s enlistment. 

Sworn before David Millier. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Seaburn to Washington, 1780, 

Feby. 36, 53 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 19 [Morristown]. Acknowledging orders; non-arri 

val of flour; Act passed by the New York legisla 
ture to more effectually supply the Army with 
flour; report of a court of inquiry on hides; Col. 
[Thomas] Nixon s resignation; claim of Massa 
chusetts officers of mistakes, affecting rank, in 
their commissions. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Mar. 2. 35, 372 

1780 Hogun, James. Wilmington [North Carolina]. To [George 

FEB. 19 Washington, Morristown]. March to Charles 

ton [South Carolina]; vague accounts from the 
southward. L. S. 1 p. 35, 375 

1780 Knyphausen, [Wilhelm, Baron von]. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 19 ington [Morristown]. Washington s letter of 1st 

inst. desiring a meeting of Commissioners to ne 
gotiate a general exchange of prisoners; appoint 
ment of Maj. Gen. [William] Phillips, Lt. Cols. 
[Cosmo] Gordon and [Chappel] Norton as Com 
missioners; suggests Amboy [New Jersey] as a 
meeting place; arrangements. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Feb. 29. 35, 376 

1780 Tilghman, T[ench]. Morristown. To Abraham Skinner 

FEB. 19 [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey]. Passport for 

Capt. [Patrick?] Campbell and other exchange 
matters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 333 

1780 Trumbull, Jonathan. Hartford [Connecticut]. To Col. 

FEB. 19 [Stephen] Moylan [Colchester, Connecticut]. Re 

questing a detachment sent to Greenwich to pre 
vent provisions being sent into New York. Con 
temporary copy by Moylan. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Moylan to Washington, 1780, Feb. 24. 36, 18 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Goose] Van 

FEB - 20 Schaick [Albany]. Directing a particular return 

of his regiment sent to Gov. [George] Clinton. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Robert Hanson 

Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 335 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1257 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [James] Wil- 

FEB. 20 kinson [Philadelphia]. Deficiencies of woolen 

clothing; need of shirts, overalls, etc. for summer. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. XI, pt. 1, 339 

1780 Cambridge, John. [Near Morristown.] To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 20 ington, Morristown. Petition: For a discharge. 

A. D. S. 1 p. Lt. Ephraim Gary s certificate of 
knowledge of Cambridge s circumstances. 36, 23 
1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 20 [Morristown]. Case of Capt. [Thomas] Cart- 

wright. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 2. 

35, 381 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 20 Washington [Morristown]. Unsuccessful at 

tempt of British to surprise Newark; state of 
the ice; chances of surprising enemy at Paulus 
Hook. A. L. S. 3 pp. 35, 383 

1780 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

FEB. 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Resignation 

of Capt. John Shethar; disadvantages resulting 
from action of Connecticut in quartering the 
Light Dragoons; interference of civil power of 
New Jersey in extending furloughs to men of the 
2d Dragoons; clothing for that regiment. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 35, 378 

1780 Tilghman, T[ench]. Morristown. To Capt. [Henry] Bed- 

FEB. 20 kin [Colchester, Connecticut]. Calling for a re 

turn of his troop. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 337 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Henry] Lee 

FEB. 21 [j r>j Burlington, New Jersey]. Requesting a re 

turn of his corps; return of New Jersey men to be 
made to Gov. [William] Livingston. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 343 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Stephen] 

FEB. 21 Moylan [Colchester, Connecticut]. Return of 

Connecticut men in his regiment to be made to 

Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 341 

Same to Col. Klisha Sheldon. 



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1780 Moylan, Stephen. [Colchester, Connecticut.] To Gov. 

FEB. 21 [Jonathan] Trumbull [Hartford]. Acknowledg 

ing order for a detachment of dragoons; compli 
ance with same. Contemporary copy by Moylan. 
On verso of Trumbull to Moylan, 1780, Feb. 19. 
Enclosed in Moylan to Washington, 1780, Feb. 
24. 

1780 Phillips, W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 21 [Morristown]. Negotiation for a general exchange 

of prisoners. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 29. 

35, 387 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Christopher] 

FEB. 22 Greene [Providence ? Rhode Island]. Requesting 

a return of his regiment. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 351 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 22 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Preparations of en 

emy; collection of sleighs; enjoins watchfulness. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 345 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 22 [Enoch] Poor, Danbury [Connecticut]. Collec 

tion of sleighs by enemy; enjoins watchfulness. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 349 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Marinus] 

FEB. 22 Willett [New Jersey]. Establishment of secret 

intelligence communication with New York via 

Secaucus. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. In Ford, 

8, 200. P. II, 37 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Levin] 

FEB. 22 Winder [Paramus, New Jersey]. Enjoins watch 

fulness of the enemy. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 353 

1780 Darby, William John. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 22 ington [Morristown]. Application for leave to go 

into New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 35, 394 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjaminJ. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

FEB. 22 George Washington [Morristown]. Position of 

British; difficulty in fathoming their design; 

necessity of holding Charleston. L. S. 4 pp. 

Answered. Apr. 15. 35, 390 



COKBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1259 

1780 Flower, Benjamin. [Morristown.] Return by companies 

FEB. 22 of that portion of his regiment of Artillery 

Artificers raised in Pennsylvania. Tabular state 
ment. A. D. S. 1 p. W 
[1780] [McHenry, James.] [Morristown.] To [Col. John Beatty, 
[FEB. 22] Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Detention of 
[Nicholas] Deane. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 355 

1780 McHenry, James. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Arthur] 

FEB. 22 St. Clair [Springfield]. Enemy s knowledge of 

St. Clair s position. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 347 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George 

FEB. 22 Washington, Morristown]. Strength of Paulus 

Hook; capture of [Nicholas] Deane; need of 

shoes. A. L. S. 2 pp. 35, 396 

1780 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. Re- 

FEB. 22 turn of mounted effectives in the 2d Regiment, 

Light Dragoons. A. D. S. 1 p. Additional 
memoranda by Col. Sftephen] Moylan of reduced 
state of horses, lack of accoutrements and cloth 
ing in both the 2d and the 4th Dragoons. 
Enclosed in Moylan to Washington, 1780, Feb. 
24. 36, 19 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 23 [Arthur] St. Clair [Springfield, New Jersey]. 

Postponement of proposed attempt on the 
enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. XI, pt. 1, 357 

1780 Beatty, John. [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey.] To [George] 

FEB. 23 Washington [Morristown]. Resignation; ap 

pointment with British commissaries to settle 
accounts of privates and seamen prisoners. 
L. S. 2 pp. 36, 4 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey.] To [George] 

FEB. 23 Washington [Morristown]. Preparations for 

attempt on Paulus Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 9 

1780 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 23 [Morristown]. Delay in collecting returns of dis 

persed corps; a method of obtaining recruits for 
artillery, artificers and staff departments; supply 
of arms and cartridge boxes; assistance from 



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France; Congress efforts; engagement of the 
Languedoc with two British ships at Cape Fin- 
istere; Inspection Department matters; need of 
assistants; officers desiring employment; con 
solidation with Muster Department. L. S. 
6 pp. Answered Mar. 6. 35, 397 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 24 [Arthur] St. Clair [Springfield, New Jersey]. 

Postponement of his enterprise; his presence as 

witness in trial of Lt. Col. [John Eager] Howard. 

L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Dr. [Philip] Tur- 

FEB. 24 ner [Danbury, Connecticut]. His criticism of 

the medical department. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 363 

1780 Biddle, Clement. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] 

FEB. 24 Greene [Morristown]. Alarming prospect of for 

age supply; lack of money; forage on hand; 
resolve of Congress stopping purchases in States 
that have undertaken to furnish supplies; pros 
pect in New Jersey; the general situation. 
Contemporary copy by Greene. 4 pp. Enclosed 
in Greene to Washington, 1780, Feb. 24. 36, 14 

1780 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [Brig. Gen. Peter Muh- 

FEB. 24 lenberg, Philadelphia]. Orders to proceed to Vir 

ginia and take charge of recruiting. Contempo 
rary copy by Muhlenberg. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Muhlenberg to Washington, 1780, Feb. 24. 

36, 25 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 24 ton [Morristown]. Requests an order for raw 

hides for repairing harness, etc. ; lack of money. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 11 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 24 ton [Morristown]. Exhaustion of the forage sup 

ply. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Feb. 25. 3 126, 

1780 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. To Capt. Joshua Trafton 

FEB. 24 [Morristown ?] Case of discharge of Sergeant 

John Cambridge. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 361 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1261 

1780 Meigs, R[eturn] J[onathan]. Middletown [Connecticut]. 

FEB. 24 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. His leave 

of absence; request for extension. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Mar. 12. 36, 27 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Colchester [Connecticut]. To [George] 

FEB. 24 Washington [Morristown]. Gov. [Jonathan] 

Trumbull s order for a detachment and inability 
to comply for want of clothing for soldiers. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 8. 36, 16 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Colchester [Connecticut]. To Gov. 

FEB. 24 [Jonathan] Trumbull [Hartford]. Condition of 

the 2d and 4th Dragoons; inability to furnish de 
tachment ordered. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Moylan to Washington, 1780, Feb. 
24. 36, 20 

1780 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

FEB. 24 ton, Morristown]. Instructions received from 

Board of War; setting out for Virginia. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Apr. 20. 36, 24 

1780 Trafton, Joshua. Near Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 24 ington [Morristown]. Certificate of Samuel 

Sabens engagement to serve out the enlistment 
time of Sergt. John Cambridge. D. S. Signed 
also by Benjamin Sherburne and Henry Sher 
man. 1 p. Enclosed in Cambridge to Washing 
ton, 1780, Feb. 20. 36, 21 
1780 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To Maj. Gen. [Na- 
FEB. 25 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. Alarming state of 
the forage supply; soliciting aid from New Jer 
sey. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 365 
1780 Elaine, Ephraim. Boston. To [George] Washington [Mor- 
FEB. 25 ristown]. Disappointment in obtaining supplies 
from Connecticut; need of money; ability of the 
country to furnish beef cattle; necessity of an ar 
rangement and supply of money. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

36, 28 

1780 Flower, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 25 ton [Morristown]. Forwarding a return of his 

Artillery Artificer Regiment; question of term 
of enlistment for three years or during the war; 
pay of Artificers. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 6. 36, 30 



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1780 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 26 [Nathanael] Greene [Morristown]. Col. [Clement] 

Biddle and representing the forage situation to 

the New Jersey legislature. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 367 

1780 Biddle, Clement. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Nathanael 

FEB. 26 Greene, Morristown]. Report of state of forage; 

want of money; New Jersey s adopted method 
for obtaining supplies; delicacy of Biddle s posi 
tion and his proposed appearance before the Leg 
islature. Contemporary copy by Greene. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1780, Feb. 26. 

36, 34 

1780 Tmmlmll, Jonathan, Hartford. To Col. John Mead 

FEB. 26 [Greenwich, Connecticut]. Directs application 

to [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath and Col. [Joseph 
Cilley in case of need for troops. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Howe to Washington, 
1780, Mar. 7. 36, 108 

1780 Court of Inquiry, West Point. Report on complaint of [Lt.] 

FEB. 26 Col. [Udny] Hay; necessity of employing more 

than the number of express-riders allowed him. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Howe 
to Washington, 1780, Feb. 28. 36, 49 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 26 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Col. [Clem 

ent] Biddle s meeting with the New Jersey Legis 
lature. A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 32 
1780 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 
FEB. 26 [George] Washington, Morristown. Transmitting 
a return [of the 2d Light Dragoons]. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Mar. 8. 36, 42 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Ben- 

FEB. 27 jamin Lincoln, Charleston, South Carolina]. Sit 

uation in the South; storms and the British fleet; 
Spanish success in Florida and cooperation with 
the United States; Virginia troops for the south 
ward. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Ford, 8, 204. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 369 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Don Juan de 

FEB. 27 Miralles [Philadelphia], Spanish successes in 

Florida; destination of the British fleet from. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1263 

New York; promise to keep him informed of 
movements of enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 1, 185 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge], Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Ar- 

FEB. 27 thur St. Clair, Springfield, New Jersey]. Infor 

mation received of [Nicholas] Deane s character. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 373 

1780 Culper, Samuel. "729" [Setauket, Long Island.] To John 

" 215 fn" Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield, 

[FEB. 27] Connecticut]. News forwarded by another chan 

nel; high spirits of British; continuance of the 
war; store-ships expected from Europe; suffer 
ing of American prisoners on the prison-ships; 
hospital ship burned; position of British troops 
on Long Island; phials [with stain for secret 
writing] and money for [Samuel] C[ulper] jr. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 27 Washington [Morristown]. Abandonment of at 

tempt against Paulus Hook. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

36, 38 

1780 Caldwell, James. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 28 Washington [Morristown]. Request to continue 

the Connecticut troops at Springfield. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 36, 44 

1780 [Dunham, Azariah.] [Morristown.] Account of grain 

FEB. 28 stored in the several mills in Somerset County 

[New Jersey] for use of the Army. A. D. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Dunham to Hamilton, 1780, Mar. 3. 

36, 72 

1780 Howe, Robert. Robinson s Farms [Highlands]. To 

FEB. 28 [George Washington, Morristown]. Compliance 

with directions; departure of [Maj.] Gen. [Wil 
liam] Heath; report ordered on state of the works 
[in the Highlands]. L. S. 1 p. 36, 46 

1780 Howe, Robert. Robinson s Farms [Highlands]. To 

FEB. 28 [George] Washington, Morristown. [Lt.] Col. 

Udny Hay s need of expresses; opinion of a court 

of inquiry thereon; justification from necessity of 

the case. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 47 



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1780 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To Baron de Kalb 

FEB. 29 [Morristown]. Orders to take command at Spring 

field [New Jersey]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. XI, pt. 1, 375 

1780 Washington, George. [Morristown.] To [Baron von] 

FEB. 29 Knyphausen [New York]. Meeting of Exchange 

Commissioners at Amboy ; attendance of Agents, 

etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Robert 

Hanson Harrison. E. 277 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 29 liam] Phillips [New York]. Meeting of Exchange 

Commissioners at Amboy; consent to Phillips 

acting on the Commission. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. E. 281 

1780 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To Lewis Pintard 

FEB. [29] [New York]. Arrangements for an exchange ne 

gotiation at Amboy. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. B. XI, pt. 1, 377 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Middletown [Connecticut]. To [George] 

FEB. 29 Washington [Morristown]. Cantonment of the 

dragoons; difficulty in obtaining reenlistments; 
need of Lt. Col. [Benjamin] Temple s presence; 
Maj. [Epaphras] Bull s certificate; transmits re 
turns. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 8. 36, 6 

1780 [Washington, George.] [Morristown] To the Officer com- 

FEB. manding [Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark s brigade 

[Morristown]. Condition of the brigade; cor 
rection of specified abuses. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 311 

[1780] Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. [Morristown.] Memoran- 

[FEB.] dum: British works on Paulus Hook; sketch 

map of same; observations on a plan of attack. 

A. D. S. 4 pp. (In French.) Translated in part 

by Alexander Hamilton. 35, 355 

[1780] Seaburn, Frederick. Windsor [Connecticut]. To [George] 

[FEB.] Washington, Morristown. Petition for discharge 

from the Army. A. D. S. 2 pp. 36, 51 

1780 Craig, Thomas. [Morristown?] To [Lt.] Col. [Richard 

Kidder] Meade [Morristown]. Court-martial of 
an officer for failure to attend parade roll call; 
advisability of publishing the proceedings. Re 
cent copy. 1 p. 36, 65 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1265 

1780 Meade R[ichard] K[idder]. Morristown. To Col. [Thomas] 

MAR. l Craig [Morristown]. Lt. [John] Armstrong s 

court-martial and restoration of rank. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 379 

1780 Montbarey, Prince de. Versailles. Instructions to Comte 

MAR. 1 de Rochambeau for the expedition to America: 

Plans of campaign ; precedence in rank of French 

and American officers; discipline, etc. 4 pp. 

MAR. 2 Secret Instructions: Command of the French troops; 

maintainance of guards, etc. 3 pp. Contempo 
rary copies. (In French) . Enclosed in Rocham 
beau to Washington, 1780, July 12. In Sparks, 
7, 493. 39, 97 

Translation in hand writing of Alexander Hamilton in the Rochambeau 
Papers under date of Mar. 2. 

1780 Moylan, John. [Morristown?] To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] Tilgh- 

MAR. 1 man [Morristown]. Clothing matters; return of 

quantity in store. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 63 

1780 Prisoners. A general state of British and American pris- 

MAR. 1 oners. Tabular statement. 1 p. W 

1780 Wilkinson, J[ames], Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 1 ton [Morristown]. Thanks for advice; reception 

of Wilkinson s suggestions respecting clothing 

supply; remonstrance to Board of War against 

its issues; estimate of clothing on hand and 

amount necessary; quality of linen overalls; 

Wilkinson s relations with the Board of War. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. 36, 66 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 2 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Discharge of Capt. 

[Samuel] Flower; mistake in arrangement of 
Jackson s regiment; cases in the 5th and 12th 
Massachusetts. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 381 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 2 liam] Heath, West Point or Boston. Case of 

Capt. [Thomas] Cartwright. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 383 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. [Joseph] Ward 

MAR. 2 [Middlebrook ? New Jersey]. Acknowledging and 

reciprocating his good wishes. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of James McHenry. P. II, 41 

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1780 Heath, Wplliam]. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAR. 2 Washington [Morristown]. Prospects of reenlist- 

ments if clothing can be procured. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 36, 68 

1780 McHenry, James. Morristown. To [Col.] John Beatty 

MAR. 2 [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Permission to 

Capt. William John Darby and a subaltern of the 
Brunswick troops to go into New York on pay 
master business. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 385 

1780 [Mead, John.] Greenwich [Connecticut]. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 2 Robert Howe, Highlands]. Expectation of a 

plundering raid from the British; call for assist 
ance. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Howe to Washington, 1780, Mar. 7. 36, 107 

1780 Montbarey, Prince de. Versailles. Secret Instructions to 

MAR. 2 Comte de Rochambeau. See: Montbarey, In 

structions, 1780, Mar. 1. 

1780 Rutledge, John. Charleston, South Carolina. Proclama- 

MAR. 2 tion: Calling on inhabitants of State and city to 

come to the defense of Charleston; seizure of 

property of all refusing to aid. Broadside. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Lincoln to Washington, 1780, Mar. 4. 

36, 78 

1780 Anonymous. To [Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, Highlands]. 

MAR. 3 Secret intelligence ; reported capture of British 

fleet by the French and destruction of barracks 
by the British on Long Island. Contemporary 
copy by Howe. 3 pp. Enclosed in Howe to 
Washington, 1780, Mar. 4. 36, 82 

1780 Dunham, Azfariah]. Morristown. To [Lt.] Col. [Alex- 

MAR. 3 ander] Hamilton [Morristown]. Results of inves 

tigation of stores and resources of provisions; 
flour and grain in mills. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 70 
1780 Howe, Robert. Robinson s House [Highlands]. To 

MAR- 4 [George Washington, Morristown]. Transmit 

ting an expense account of an officer. A. L. S. 
1 p. 36, 79 

1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 4 Morristown]. Secret service matters; obtaining 

intelligence; situation in the Highlands; trans 
portation difficulties; number of effectives; dis 
cipline; fortification work. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

36, 81 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1267 

1780 Knyphausen, [Wilhelm, Baron von] To [George] Washing- 

MA R- 4 ton [Morristown]. Meeting of the exchange com 

missioners; [Lewis] Pintard s status. L. S. 
2 pp. 36, 86 

A copy by Tilghman Is among the Washington, Miscellaneous. 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

MAR. 4 [George] Washington [Morristown]. British erect 

ing works at James Island ; aid possible from the 
Continental frigates ; small support received from 
the country militia; reenforcement [from North 
Carolina]. L. S. 4 pp. Answered [Apr.] 28. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 403. 

36, 76 

1780 Phillips, W[illiam]. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAR - 4 [Morristown]. Appointment of a date of meeting 

for exchange commissioners. L. S. 1 p. 36, 84 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [William Alex- 

MAR - 5 ander,] Lord Stirling [Middlebrook]. Inattention 

to orders; inspection, discipline, etc.; necessity 

of exertion on part of officers. Auto, draft signed. 

4 pp. In Ford, 8, 209. P. II, 45 

1780 La Balme, [Mottin] de. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

MAR - 5 ington, Morristown]. Intention to travel in the 

South; requests certificate of character. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Mar. 14. 36, 88 

[1780] Vergennes, [Comte de]. [Versailles.] Instructions to 

[MAR. 5] Marquis de Lafayette. Convoy to land at Rhode 

Island; signals; southern operation contin 
gency; precedence of rank between French and 
American forces; cooperation; subsistence of 
French troops; conferences with Congress and 
Chevalier de La Luzerne, etc. Translation in 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 4 pp. In 
Sparks, in part, 7, 496. R 

This translation lacks the two and a half concluding paragraphs of the 
original which is printed entire in Doniol, La Participation de la France. 
4, 314. 

[1780] Vergennes, [Comte de]. [Versailles.] Summary of instruc- 

[MAR. 5 ] tions to Marquis de Lafayette : Signals for the 

French fleet; subsistence and debarkation; pri 
vate project against Florida and southern opera 
tions or a demonstration against New York City. 
Translation in handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 



1268 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

2 pp. Endorsed by Washington: "Summary of 
the Contents of the Papers and Instructions 
shewn by the Marqs de la Fayette" R 

1780 Vergennes, [Comte de]. Versailles "Private project" 

MAR. 5 respecting operations in America. Suggestions 

of expeditions against Florida and Canada; 
Georgia and Carolina as a base ; attempt on New 
York. Translation in handwriting of Robert 
Hanson Harrison. 6 pp. In Doniol, La Partici 
pation de la France, 4, 318 R 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. Benjamin 

MAR. 6 Flower [Philadelphia]. Returns of the Artillery 

artificers; reenlistment terms and bounty. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. XI, pt, 1, 393 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Baron Steuben 

MAR - 6 [Philadelphia]. Returns of troops transmitted to 

States; number of men in the field and supply of 
arms; artillery and cavalry; consolidation of 
Muster and Inspector s departments; clothing; 
Comte D Estaing s fortunes. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 389 

1780 Arnold, Benedict]. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

MAK - 6 ton, Morristown]. Expedition proposed by the 

Board of Admiralty; obtaining men from Army 
to man the ships; Arnold s proposal to com 
mand ; arrival of British fleet at South Carolina. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 409. 36, 92 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

MAR - 6 ton [Morristown]. Greene s letter to Congress; 

state of the Quartermaster Department; respon 
sibility for the situation; character of agents; 
transportation difficulties for lack of money. 
A. L. S. 5 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 405. 35, 346 

1780 M[eade,] R[ichard] K[idder]. [Morristown] To Ensign 

William Spencer [en route to the Carolinas]. 
Permission to remain at home until recovery 
from a wound. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 395 

1780 Sartine, [Antoine Raymond etc. de] Versailles. To 

Marquis de Lafayette. Information respecting 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1269 

the naval force to be sent to America; strength, 
provisions, signals, etc. Translation in hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 5 pp. R 
1780 Ward, Bernard. [Morristown ?] To [George] Washington 

MAR. 6 [Morristown]. Requesting permission to bring 

his wife from New York. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
dorsed by Harrison: "ansd & granted." 36,91 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 7 Robert Howe, West Point]. [Lt.] Col. [Udny] 

Hay s express-riders; observations regarding a 

secret service matter; answers to be given 

British respecting state and condition of the 

Army. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of James 

McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 401 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. Arthur 

MAR. 7 St. Clair and Lt. Cols. Edward Carrington and 

Alexander Hamilton [Morristown] . Powers for 

arranging a general cartel of exchange. D. S. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 

attested by Robert Hanson Harrison. Seal. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 403 

1780 Cilley, Joseph. Near Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 7 Washington, Morristown. Transmitting returns ; 

vigilance against surprise; detachment called for 
by [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe. L. S. 2 pp. 

36, 100 

1780 Cilley, Joseph. Danbury [Connecticut]. Return of non- 

MAR. 7 commissioned officers and soldiers in Poor s 

brigade engaged during the war. Tabular state 
ment. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

36, 102 

1780 Cogswell, Thomas. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 7 [Morristown]. Question of rank; application for 

leave of absence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 99 

1780 Gansevoort, Peter. Albany. To George Washington [Mor- 

MAR. 7 ristown]. State of his health reason for being ab 

sent from his regiment; false return respecting 
servants. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 97 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 7 Washington [Morristown]. Demand on the Quar 

termaster Department for articles of accoutre 
ments for the [2d and 4th] Dragoons; requests 
directions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 103 



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1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

MAR. 7 Morristown. Call for assistance from Col. John 

Mead and Governor [Jonathan] Trumbull; work 
upon the fortifications and need of wagons. L. S- 
2 pp. Answered Mar. 10. 36, 105 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

MAR - 8 thanael] Greene [Morristown]. His representa 

tion of state of the Quartermaster s Department. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 411 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown To Col. [Stephen] 

MAR - 8 Moylan [Colchester, Connecticut]. Ill condition 

of 2d and 4th Dragoons as to arms, accoutre 
ments and clothing; court-martial of [Isaac] 
Tichnor; summons as witness in trial of Dr. [Wil 
liam] Shippen [jr]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 415 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Instructions to Maj. 
MAR - 8 Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair and Lt. Cols. [Edward]. 
Carrington and [Alexander] Hamilton [Morris- 
town]. Previous negotiations for a cartel; gen 
eral principles to govern an exchange ; settlement 
of accounts. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. With omissions, in Ford, 
8,216. B. XI, pt. 1,407 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Goose] Van 
MAR - 8 Schaick [Albany] Court-martial of Capt-lt. 
[Guy] Young; relief of his regiment from its 
present duty. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 413 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. [Benjamin] 
MAR - 8 Tallmadge [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Inter 
position of civil power in regard to furloughs; 
clothing for 2d Dragoons. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 417 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

MAR - 8 ton [Morristown]. Requesting information re 

specting supplies that will be necessary for the 
ensuing campaign. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Mar. 9. 36, 109 

1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

MAR - 8 Morristown. Efforts toward stricter discipline; 

state of supplies; advantage of a party of horse 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1271 

on the lines; court-martial of an officer for ab 
sence from guard duty; lightness of sentence and 
Howe s action. L. S. with auto, postscript. 
3 pp. Answered Mar. 11. 36, 114 

1780 Woodford, William. Petersburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAR. 8 Washington [Morristown]. Slowness of his 

march; efforts to get forward; reenforcement of 
Virginia state troops ; delay in arranging the Vir 
ginia Line ; reduction of number of troops by de 
sertion* sickness and expiration of enlistments; 
resignation applications; loss of tents and 
equipage; account [from South Carolina]. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered May 17. 36, 117 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Joseph] 

MAR. 9 Cilley, Danbury [Connecticut]. Orders for hold 

ing courts-martial on Isaac Tichnor and Jacob 
Bailey and court of inquiry on Matthew Lynes. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. XI, pt. 1, 425 

1780 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

MAR. 9 thanael Greene, Morristown]. Number of troops 

to be provided for in coming campaign; camp 
equipage, probable position of Army; craft on 
North River. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman and Richard Kidder Meade. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 421 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

MAR. 9 ander McDougall [Fishkill, New York]. Number 

of General officers absent; requests his return to 

the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 

McIIenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 423 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Don Juan de 

MAR. 9 Miralles [Philadelphia]. Reported destination of 

the British fleet. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of James McHenry. D. I, pt. 1, 187 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Jacob Bayley, 

MAR. 9 Coos [New Hampshire]. Orders to appear before 

a court-martial. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 427 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To James Gray, Al- 

MAR. 9 bany. [Matthew] Lynes to attend court-martial 

at Springfield [Massachusetts]. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 429 



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1780 Connolly, John. Germantown [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAR. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Renewing 

request for permission to go into New York. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 123 

1780 Mehelm, John. Reading [Pennsylvania], To [George] 

MAR. 9 Washington [Morristown]. Obadiah Taylor s 

order for payment for hides; suspicions; re 
quests directions. Recent copy. 1 p. An 
swered Mar. 13. 36, 120 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj.] Gen. [Rob- 

MAR. 10 ert] Howe [West Point]. Report of enemy at 

Suffern s; general orders given for the detach 
ment at Danbury; discipline. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 433 

1780 Continental Congress. Resolve. Exclusion of officers from 

MAR. 10 pay and subsistence. Contemporary extract. 

1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1780, 
June 20. 38, 160 

[1780] [Culper, Samuel, jr.] [New York]. To [Maj. Benjamin 

[MAR. 10] Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Intel 

ligence. A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

Written with the "stain" and now illegible. 

1780 Exchange Commissioners. Amboy [New Jersey]. Minutes 

MAR. 10-14 of proceedings. 15 pp. D. S. by Alexander] 

Hamilton, Ar[thur] St. Clair and Ed[ward] Car- 

rington; W[illiam] Phillips, Cosmo Gordon and 

Ch[arles] Norton. W 

1780 Flint, Royal. Hartford. To [George Washington, Mor- 

MAR. 10 ristown]. Interest in the Army ; adjournment of 

legislature without taking measures to supply the 

Army; the situation and fear of failure of the beef 

supply. L. S. 1 p. 36, 126 

1780 Warner, Seth. Bennington [Vermont]. To [George] 

MAR. 10 Washington, Morristown. Regiment destitute of 

clothing; peculation of Paymaster [William] 

Sherman; clothing and money needed. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Mar. 31. 36, 132 

[1780] Warner, Seth. [Bennington, Vermont] Return of men 

[MAR. 10] recruited and reenlisted for the War. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 36, 130 



CORB.ESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1273 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. [Thomas] 

MAR. 11 Cogswell [Highlands.] His request for a furlough. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 443 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Robert] 

MAR. 11 Howe [West Point]. Indications of British move 

toward Morristown; discretionary orders for for 
ward movement from the Highlands. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 435 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

MAR. 11 ert] Howe [West Point]. Intelligence pointing 

toward British move on Morristown; general 
directions for a diversion from the Highlands. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 437 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Baron de Kalb 

MAR. 11 [Springfield, New Jersey]. Water guards and 

discovery of intentions of the enemy; signals for 
calling out the militia. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 441 
1780 Culper, Samuel. " 729 " [Setauket, Long Island.] To [Maj. 

"374-11" Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Connecti- 

[MAR. 11] cut]. Delay in his reports; peace prospect; 

secret service matters ; dangers ; regiments in New 
York and guards at outposts; lack of forage and 
grain; reports from Europe; wood demanded by 
the British ; troops may be stationed at Setauket. 
A. L. S. 6 pp. W 

1780 Hay, Udny. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 11 ton [Morristown]. Employment of expresses; 

necessity of maintaining cordial relations with 
magistrates; uselessness of the Post under the 
new regulation; estimate of expresses needed. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 36, 148 

1780 Kalb, Baron de. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 11 Washington [Morristown]. Measures taken to 

guard against surprise, obtain intelligence and 
prevent communication with the enemy; guard- 
boats; preparations of the British. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered the same day. 36, 151 

1780 Wood, James. [Charlottesville, Virginia.] A State of 

MAR. 11 the British and German Convention troops. 

A. D. S. Tabular statement. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Wood to Washington, 1780, Mar. 16. 36, 184 



1274 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Return 

MAR. 12 Jonathan] Meigs [Middletown, Connecticut]. Or 

dering his return to his regiment. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 445 

1780 Perkins, William. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 12 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Collection of 

all the [military] stores in the department; claim 

of the State to all the iron cannon; need of 

money. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 10. 

36, 153 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. John Me- 

MAR. 13 helm [Readington, New Jersey]. [Obediah] Tay 

lor s claim to hides. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 447 

1780 "722" [Culper, Samuel]. "729" [Setauket, Long Island.] 

"374-eg" To "721" [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethers- 

[MAR. 13] fie i d? Connecticut]. Encloses a blank [letter 

written with the "stain"] from [Samuel] C[ulper] 

jr.; violence of the debates in Parliament. 

A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Col. Mottin] 

MAR. 14 de la Balme [Philadelphia]. Inability to grant 

requested certificate of merit. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 453 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Daniel] 

MAR. 14 Brodhead [Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. Spanish 

seizure of Natchez and English posts on the Mis 
sissippi; Detroit and expeditions against Indians; 
stores for Fort Pitt; irregularity of a court-mar 
tial; care of boats; leave of absence. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 449 

1780 Badlam, Ezra. West Point To Maj. Gen. [Robert] Howe 

MAR. 14 [Highlands]. Exchange of regiments between 

Majors [Hugh] Maxwell and [William Hudson] 

Ballard. Recent copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Howe 

to Washington, 1780, Mar. 27. 36, 281 

1780 Kalb, Baron de. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR - 14 Washington [Morristown]. Signal [beacons] for 

alarming the country; employment of militia 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1275 

light-horse; boats for water-guards; Capt. 
[Henry] Bedkin s troops; refusal of Connecticut 
officers request to change quarters of their troops 
to Rahway, Spanktown, Connecticut Farms and 
Elizabethtown. A. L. S. 4 pp. 36, 158 

[1780] [Kalb, Baron de.] [Springfield, Massachusetts.] Memo- 

[MAR. 14] randum of location of signal beacons for assem 

bling the militia. 2 pp. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 36, 160 

1780 Laurens, John. Charleston [South Carolina]. To [George 

MAR. 14 Washington, Morristown]. Preparations of the 

British against Charleston; inability of Conti 
nental frigates to defend the harbor entrance; 
British intentions of a regular siege; Laurens 
wish for Washington to come to the rescue. 
A. L. S. 7 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 2, 413. 36, 162 

1780 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

MAR. 14 [Morristown]. Appreciation of Washington s in 

formation; destination of the British; expecta 
tion of despatches from Spain. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
(In Spanish) 36, 154 

Translation, 36, 156. 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Jacob Bayley 

MAR. 15 [Coos, New Hampshire]. His proposition to raise 

companies of volunteers ; pay of expenses of In 
dian youths at Dartmouth. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 455 

1780 Harrison, Robert Hfanson]. Morristown. To John Beatty 

MAR. 15 [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. British claim to 

privates in exchange negotiations. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 457 

1780 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

MAR. 15 [Morristown]. Sending a present of lemon juice, 

raisins, etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In Spanish) 

36, 175 

Translation, 36, 177. 

1780 Starr, Josiah and Isaac Sherman. Westfield [Connecticut]. 

MAR. 15 To [George] Washington [Morristown]. Distress 

of Connecticut officers for clothing; necessity of 

resigning. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 173 

1780 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAB. 15 [Morristown]. Delay in arrangement of Army; 



1276 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

lack of money ; plan of the Board of War; dan 
ger of attempting a formation of the Army for 
next campaign; condition of the Army; utiliza 
tion of subalterns and field officers ; proportions 
of regiments; returns of deficiencies; delinquen 
cies in furnishing returns. L. S. 6 pp. An 
swered Apr. 2. 36, 166 

[1780] [Steuben, Baron] [Philadelphia.] Proposals for formation 

[MAR. 151 of Army for next campaign: Size of regiments; 

considerations against an incorporation ; recruit 
ing; Cols. [Nathaniel] Gist s, [Henry] Jackson s 
and [Moses] Hazen s regiments; the cavalry 
organization. 6 pp. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 36, 170 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To[Lt.]Col.UdnyHay 

MAR. 16 [Fishkill, New York]. Need of expresses; Hay s 

exertions in furnishing supplies. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 463 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Baron de Kalb 

MAR. 16 [Springfield, New Jersey], [Capt. Henry] Bed- 

kin s corps; change of position of troops. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 459 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Josiah] 

MAR. 16 Starr and Lt. Col. [Isaac] Sherman [Morristown]. 

Distress of Connecticut troops for clothing. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. XI, pt. 1, 461 

1780 Campbell, Richard. Pittsburg. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 16 [Morristown]. Strength of the 9th Virginia 

regiment; expiration of enlistment and chances 
of recruiting; suggests removal of regiment from 
its present post; request to be transferred. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 187 

1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 16 Morristown]. Receipt of Washington s letters 

and measures taken; calling for militia to be 
held in readiness; British design; training the 
[Loyalist] militia of King and Queen s counties; 
feeling among the Hessians on Long Island; 
approaching scarcity of provisions; difficulties 
from state of the roads ; slowness of work on f orti- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1277 

fications; lack of teams; efficiency of the chain; 
requests instructions as to Stony and Verplanck s 
Points; weak state of garrison in the Highlands; 
need of shoes; information of enemy s move 
ments sent to Col. [Stephen] Moylan; the work 
at Verplanck s Point. A. L. S. 10 pp. 36, 189 
1780 Jacksor, Michael. West Point. To [George] Washington, 

MAR. 16 Morristown. Mistake in subalterns commissions. 

Recent copy. 1 p. Answered Mar. 21. 36,196 
1780 McDougall, Alexander. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 16 Washington [Morristown]. Regret at the scarcity 

of General officers; his health and inability to 
join the Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. 36, 185 

1780 Prisoners. American. List of prisoners claimed by the 

MAR. 16 enemy as officers and objected to by Col. [John] 

Beatty as holding no military rank; also list of 
British officers whose rank is in dispute. 3 pp. 

W 

1780 Prisoners, American. Perth Amboy. A general state of 

MAR. 16 American officers, prisoners with the British. 

Contemporary copy of tabular statement signed 
by Joshua Loring and John Beatty. 3 pp. W 
1780 Prisoners, British. List of officers. Tabular statement. 

MAR. 16 4 pp. Enclosed in St. Clair, Carrington and 

Hamilton to Washington, 1780, Mar. 26. W 

1780 Prisoners. British. Perth Amboy. A general state of 

MAR. 16 officers, prisoners with the Americans. Contem 

porary copy of tabular statement signed by 
Joshua Loring and John Beatty. 2 pp. W 

1780 Wood, James. Charlottesville [Virginia], To [George] 

. MAR. 16 Washington, Morristown. Subject matter of 

letters from Brig. Gen. [James] Hamilton to Maj. 
Gen. [William] Phillips; scarcity of provisions, 
etc. among the Convention troops; desire of 
some officers to go to the Warm Springs; good 
conduct of the Convention troops. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Apr. 9. 36, 182 

1780 Dunham, Azariah. Estimates of amounts of grain pur- 

MAR. 17 chased. Tabular statement. Contemporary 

copy by Tench Tilghman. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 8, 439 

1780 Gamble, James. Morristown. Account of stores at maga- 

MAR. 17 zine at Morristown. Contemporary copy by 

Tench Tilghman. 1 p. C. C. * 152, 8, 441 



1278 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Hamilton, Alexander. Amboy [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAR. 17 Washington, Morristown]. Co-operation with 

[Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair; British lack of 
news from the South; refusal of British [Ex 
change] Commissioners to treat on National 
grounds; business conducted by private conver 
sation. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 415. 116, 9 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Azariah Dunham 

MAR. 18 [Morristown]. Urgent need of flour. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 465 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Marquis de La- 

MAR. 18 fayette [Havre, France]. Non-arrival of his let 

ters; Great Britain s European situation; Brit 
ish expedition against Savannah; reenforce- 
ments for the South; severity of the winter. 
Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. In Ford, 8, 217. 

P. II, 51 

1780 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George]" 

MAR. 18 Washington [Morristown]. Outbreak of Indian 

hostilities; suspicion of the Delawares; Brod- 
head s force; letter from Col. [George Rogers] 
Clark at the Illinois; Brodhead s desire for a 
small Continental reenforcement. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered July 4. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 416. 36, 203 

[1780] Heer, Bartholomew von. [Philadelphia.] Memorial to 
[MAR. 18?] Congress: His military service; situation of his 

corps; fruitless appeal to Pennsylvania; prays 
same emoluments and benefits as the various 
State troops. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Read 
Mar. 18. Referred to Board of War. Enclosed 
in von Heer to Washington, 1781, May 25. 

49, 289 

1780 Leavenworth, Eli. Westfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 18 Washington [Morristown]. Orders from Maj. 

Gen. Israel Putnam in June 1778 to seize cattle 
and horses from Long Island; claim against 
Leavenworth for transporting the stock; his 
clothing accounts; requests leave of absence to 
settle matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 
20 by letter to Col. [Isaac] Sherman. 36, 198 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1279 

1780 New Jersey, Legislature. Trenton. A supplemental Act 

MAR. 18 to the Act, intitled, An Act for procuring Provi 

sions for the Use of the Army, and other Supplies 
for carrying on the War; and for settling the pub 
lic Accounts of this State : Apportionment of the 
Continental quota among the counties, rates of 
credit, contractors, etc.; certification of receipts 
for seized provisions; purchasing regulations, 
etc. Broadside. 2 pp. Enclosed in Dunham to 
Washington, 1780, June 6. 38, 47 

1780 [Phillips, William.] [Perth Amboy.] Proposition for ex- 

MAR. 18 changing Convention troops. 4 pp. In hand 

writing of William Collier. Endorsed by Alexan 
der Hamilton : Proposition from Major General 
Philips etc." Enclosed in St. Clair, Carrington 
and Hamilton to Washington, 1780, Mar. 26. W 

Various papers explanatory of this plan are in C. C. 167, 101-133. 

1780 Prisoners, American. List of officers allowed to be unex- 

MAR. 18 ceptionable [for exchange]. Contemporary copy 

of tabular statement signed by Joshua Loring 
and John Beatty. 6 pp. Enclosed in St. Clair, 
Carrington and Hamilton to Washington, 1780, 
Mar. 26 W 

1780 Gunby, J[ohn]. Kemble s [NearMorristown]. To[Lt.]Col 

MAR. 19 Robert Hfanson] Harrison [Morristown]. Par 

tiality in delivery of cloth to Officers of the First 
Maryland brigade. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 19. 36, 207 

1780 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. [Morristown.] To [Col. 

MAR. 19 John Gunby, Morristown]. Division of clothing 

sent by Maryland to her officers. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 467 

1780 McHenry, James. Morristown. To John Moylan [Morris- 

MAR. 19 town]. Clothing for the 3d Artillery. Auto, 

draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 469 

1780 [St. Clair, Arthur, Edward Carrington and Alexander 

MAR. 19 Hamilton.] [Perth Amboy.] Opinion on best 

procedure of exchange. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Hamilton and endorsed by him: 
"PlanbyMajorGenl. St. Clair &c. No. 5" En 
closed in St. Clair, Carrington and Hamilton to 
Washington, 1780, Mar. 26. W 

1780 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Baskingridge [New 

MAR - 19 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Morristown]. 



1280 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Washington s misunderstanding of the motives 
behind Stirling s orders; latter s attention to his 
division ; discipline when the brigades first came 
under his control; arrangement proposed; offi 
cers of the Additional Continental regiments des 
titute of clothing; refusal of States to furnish 
clothing; need of a commissary of clothing; 
chances of losing officers and men to the Army; 
efforts to have all complaints reported through 
Stirling; desire to assist Washington in all mat 
ters. A. L. S. 4pp. 36,211 
1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To John Mitchell 
MAR. 20 [Philadelphia]. Manufacture of a chariot and 
harness; price. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

P. II, 55 

1780 Arnold, Benedict]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 20 ton [Morristown]. Former letter; the naval 

expedition; leave of absence on account of his 

wound. A. L. S. 2 pp. On same document 

with Arnold to Washington, 1780, Mar. 6. 

1780 Davies, William. Petersburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAR. 20 Washington [Morristown]. Lack of command for 

him in the Virginia line; appointment of Lt. 
Col. [Samuel Jordan] Cabell, Sub-Inspector; 
thanks for the extension of his furlough. Recent 
copy. 1 p. 36, 216 

1780 Davies, William. Petersburg [Virginia]. To [Lt.] Col. 

MAR. 20 Robert H[anson] Harrison [Morristown]. Ap 

pointment of sub-inspectors; Davies situation; 
[Brig.] Gen. [William] Woodford s dislike; 
Davies rank; state of the hospital; land job 
bery; [Maj.] Gen. [Charles] Lee; pay of fur- 
loughed officers. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Apr. 20. 36, 214 

1780 Hackenwelder, John. Cooshocking [On East bank of the 

MAR. 20 Muskingum River]. To [Col. Daniel Brodhead, 

Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. Reports of Wyandot, 
Muncy and Shawanoe war parties. Contem 
porary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Brodhead to 
Washington, 1780, Apr. 24. 37, 4 

1780 H[arrison,] R[obert] H[anson]. [Morristown]. To [Lt,] 

MAR. 20 Col. [Isaac] Sherman [Morristown]. Leave of 

absence for Maj. [Eli] Leavenworth. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 471 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1281 

1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 20 Morristown]. Report of British preparations at 

New York for an expedition; efforts to obtain 

information. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 219 

1780 Kalb, Baron de. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 20 Washington [Morristown]. Efforts to obtain 

boats; preparations of enemy; expected foray; 

uneasiness among inhabitants in New York; 

[Brig.] Gen. [Cortlandt] Skinner s activity on 

Staten Island; suggests ordering the removal of 

cattle and provision from out of reach of the 

enemy. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 21. 

36, 220 

1780 Newhall, Ezra. Soldiers Fortune [near Morristown]. To 

MAR. 20 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Request for 

leave of absence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 213 

1780 Prisoners, American. List of officers who broke parole 

MAR. 20 allowed to be unexceptionable [for exchange]. 

Contemporary copy of tabulated statement 

signed by Joshua Loring and John Beatty. 1 p. 

W 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. 
MAR 21 Robert Howe, West Point], His vigilance; 
chain across the river; importance of Stony and 
Verplanck s Points; clothing for troops in the 
Highlands; court-martial proceedings and re 
turns. Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 473 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Michael 
MAR. 21 Jackson [West Point]. Commissions for his sub 
alterns. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 483 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Baron de Kalb 
MAR. 21 [Springfield, New Jersey]. Guard-boats in New 
ark Bay; removal of stock from enemy s reach. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. In Ford, 8, 220. B. XI, pt. 1, 481 
1780 Anonymous. [Charleston, South Carolina.] An exact 
MAR. 21 description of the enemy s vessels as they lie 
within the bar of Charleston. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Lincoln to Washington, 1780, Mar. 24 36, 259 
1780 [Ghrichen, Comte de.] [St. Pierre, Martinque]. List of 
MAR. 21 ships, number of guns and commanders names 
56214 vol 212 31 



1282 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of the fleets commanded by de Guichen arrived 
at M[artini]que, together with lists of the squad 
rons of Comte de Grasse and Chef d escadre La 
Motte Picquet. A. D. of P. Richard. 2 pp. 
(In French.) Enclosed in Richard to La Lu- 
zerne, 1780, Mar. 28. Memorials, 56 

1780 Hallett, Jonathan. Camp. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 21 [Morristown]. Memorial: Need of clothes by 

officers of the New York line. D. S. by Hallett 
and three others in behalf of the different regi- 

~ 

ments. 1 p. Endorsed by Tilghman: "Colo. 
Cortland went himself to the clothier s store and 
saw there was no officers clothing there." 

Memorials, 53 

1780 Prisoners. A comparative view of British and American 

MAR. 21 officers on parole, estimated under the tariff of 

exchange their ranks not properly opposing each 

other. Contemporary copy of tabular statement 

signed by Joshua Loring and John Beatty. 2pp. 

W 

1780 Prisoners, Exchange of British and American staff officers. 

MAR - 21 Contemporary copy of tabular statement signed 

by Joshua Loring and John Beatty. 2 pp. W 

[17801 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown]. To Brig. Gen. 

[MAR. 22] [Enoch] Poor [Danbury, Connecticut]. Remiss- 

ness in forwarding monthly returns. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 491 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Philip John 

MAR - 22 Schuyler, Philadelphia]. Inability to fully an 

swer his letter from want of time; situation of 
affairs; change in system of civil departments of 
the Army and resultant evils. Auto, draft signed. 
2 pp. In part in Ford, 8, 224, note. P. II, 57 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [William Alex- 

^ IAR - 22 ander,] Lord Stirling [Baskingridge, New Jersey]. 

New Jersey legislature s act for recruiting; in 
structions; bounty, privilege of militia oflicers, 
etc. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Ford, 8, 222. B. XI, pt. 1, 487 

1780 Cuyper, Hendrick and Others. Hackensack [New Jersey]. 

MAR - 22 To Maj. [Christopher] Stuart, Paramus [New 

Jersey]. Application for protection of inhabit- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1283 

ants of Bergen County; intended raid of British 
on Hackensack. L. S. by Cuyper and nine other 
magistrates and militia officers of Bergen County. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Stuart to Washington, 1780, 
Mar. 25. 36, 255 

1780 Fish, Nicholas. Morristown. To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] Tilgh- 

MAR. 22 man [Morristown]. Increase of duties of Brigade- 

Majors by union of Inspectors and Muster- 
masters and Brigade-Majors Department; in 
ability to successfully perform them. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 36, 235 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Morristown. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 22 ton [Morristown]. Little to be expected from his 

coming trip to Philadelphia; belief in revival of 
"the old scheme" [Conway Cabal]; [Thomas] 
MifHin s connection with it; uselessness of bring 
ing up the wagoners matter; Col. [Clement] 
Biddle s presence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 230 

1780 Harrison, Kobert Hfanson]. [Morristown.] To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 22 [Nathanael] Greene [Morristown]. Selection of 

places of deposit for provision and forage. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 485 

1780 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Morristown. To [Col. Otho 

MAR. 22 Holland Williams, Morristown]. Question of 

trial of [John] Randall. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 493 

1780 Kalb, Baron de. [Morristown.] To [George] Washington 

MAR - 22 [Morristown]. Report of British preparations for 

a move against the Army. L. S. 36, 150 

1780 Miralles, Juan de. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

MAR - 22 [Morristown]. Washington s correct judgement 

respecting destination of the British expedition 

against Charleston [South Carolina]. A. L. S. 

2 pp. (In Spanish) 36, 233 

Translation, 36, 231. 

1780 Williams, O[tho] H[olland]. To [Lt.] Col. R[obert] H[an- 

MAR . 22 son] Harrison [Morristown] . Arrest of [John] Ran 

dall; need of his trial at once. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Mar. 22. 36, 239 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Baron de Kalb, 

23 Springfield, New Jersey]. Watchfulness; fitting 

of vessels for horses [by British]. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 495 



1284 LIBBAKY OF CONGRESS 

[1780] [Culper, Samuel, jr.] [New York] To [Maj. Benjamin 

[MAR. 23] Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Intelli 

gence. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

This letter was written in invisible ink in between the lines of a poem 
in ordinary ink, entitled " The Lady s Dress. A receipt." The 
secret portion was brought into view by the chemical "counterpart " 
and is now illegible. 

1780 Deausenberry, John. Soldiers Fortune [near Morristown]. 

MAR. 23 Statement respecting James Townsend s affilia 

tion with the British. A. D. S. 2 pp. 36, 240 
1780 Hay, Samuel. Acquackanonck Bridge [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 23 Maj. Gen. Baron de Kalb, Springfield [New Jer 

sey]. British raid on Hackensack. A. L. S. 

1 p. 36, 250 
1780 Kosciuszko, Thaddeus. West Point. To [Lt.] Col. [Rich- 

MAR. 23 ard Kidder] Meade [Morristown]. Sketch-plans 

forwarded; need of teams; small force of work 
men; shoes needed for his masons. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 36, 245 

1780 Massachusetts. Legislature. Resolves: Appointment of 

MAR. 23 recruiting officers to fill up the State s quota of 

Continental troops; bounties. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 

1780, Mar. 27. 36, 299 

1780 M[eade] R[ichard] K[idder]. [Morristown]. To Maj. 

MAR. 23 [Nicholas] Fish [Morristown]. Trouble given the 

brigade-majors in distributing general orders. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 497 

1780 Prior, A[bner]. Newark [New Jersey]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 23 Baron de Kalb, Springfield [New Jersey]. Brit 

ish raid in Hackensack and toward Paramus; 
Refugees above Paulus Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. 

36, 248 

1780 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Albany. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 23 [Morristown]. Indian attacks on the frontier; 

capture of the guard at Skenesborough. L. S. 

1 p. 36, 243 

1780 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord], Near Morristown. 

MAR. 23 Recruiting Instructions for the enlistment of 400 

volunteers into the Continental service. Contem 
porary copy. 3 pp. Signed by Stirling. En 
closed in Stirling to Washington, 1780, Mar. 24. 

36, 264 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1285 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Capt. Amos 

MAR. 24 Emerson [Danbury, Connecticut]. His resigna 

tion. Draft. 1 p- In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 505 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Lt. Col. Jere- 

MAR. 24 miah Oilman [Danbury, Connecticut]. His resig 

nation. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 503 

1780 Fossil, Christopher and John La Brun. Albemarle Bar- 

MAR. 24 racks [Virginia]. Court-martial for desertion; 

sentences. A. D. S. of Francis Taylor, President. 
Memo, by Col. J[ames] Wood of infliction of sen 
tence on Fossil. Enclosed in Wood to Washing 
ton, 1780, Mar. 25. 36, 202 

1780 Johnson, Jonathan. Springfield [New Jersey]. To George 

MAR. 24 Washington [Morristown]. Leave of absence for 

Capt. Josiah Lacey. L. S. 1 p. 36, 261 

1780 Kalb, Baron de. Springfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 24 Washington [Morristown]. British flat-boats at 

Staten Island; indications of British intentions 
against the main Army; reports brought by pris 
oners. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 246 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charlestown [South Carolina]. To 

MAR. 24 [George] Washington [Morristown]. British suc 

cess in getting their ships into the harbor ; efforts 
to obstruct the channel; manoeuvers of enemy; 
lack of strength to oppose them; weakness of re- 
enforcements expected; action of North Caro 
lina militia; Congress resolution [of Feb. 15] res 
pecting [employment of] [Brig.] Gen. [Lachlan] 
Mclntosh [in the Southern Depannent]. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Apr. 28. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 2, 418. 36, 257 

1780 M[eade,] R[ichard] Kpdder]. [Morristown.] To [Lt.] Col. 

MAR. 24 [Jonathan] Johnson [Springfield, New Jersey]. 

Capt. [Josiah] Lacey s furlough. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 501 

1780 McHenry, James. [Morristown.] To Col. [Francis] John- 

MAR. 24 ston [Morristown ?]. Permission to send officer to 

Peekskill for deserters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 499 



1286 LJBBARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Baskingridge [New 

MAR. 24 Jersey]. To [George] Washington, Morristown. 

Recruiting measures. A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 262 

[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] Remarks on defi- 

[MAR. 25?] ciency of supplies of flour and forage due from 

the different states. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. A. V, pt. 1, 261 
[1780] Washington, George. [Morristown.] Estimate of forage 

[MAR. 25?] necessary for 19,190 horses. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. V, pt. 1, 259 

1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 25 [Morristown]. Requests news of the British 

attempt against Paramus; capture of banditti 
and Howe s authority to act; uneasiness at not 
hearing from Gov. [George] Clinton. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 25. 36, 266 

1780 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 25 Morristown]. Purchase of a chariot for Wash 

ington; personal articles L. S. 1 p. 36, 268 
1780 Pintard, Lewis. Baskingridge [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 25 Washington [Morristown]. Difficulties of his 

position in New York; requests that another be 
appointed in his place. A. L. S. 4 pp. 36, 270 
1780 Stuart, Christopher. Paramus [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 25 Washington [Morristown]. Report of British 

raid on Hackensack; encounter and pursuit of 
enemy to New Bridge; behavior of the troops. 
L. S. 3 pp. 36, 252 

[1780] Stuart, Christopher. [Paramus, New Jersey.] Return of 

[MAR. 25] wounded and missing of Continental troops and 

[estimate] of British losses [at the Hackensack 
raid]. D.S. Tabular statements. Ip. Enclosed 
in preceding entry. 36, 254 

1780 Wood, James. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAR - 25 Washington, Morristown. Court-martial of de 

serters; [John] La Brun a fit object for mercy. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 20. 36, 200 

[1780] [Washington, George.] Morristown To Royal Flint 

[MAR. 26] [Windham, Connecticut]. His interest in supplies 

for the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 513 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1287 

1780 [Washington, George.] [Morristown.] To [Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 26 Nathanael Greene, Philadelphia]. Possibility of 

moving a detachment to the Southward; trans 
portation for that and the main Army; calcu 
lations necessary. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 6, 
492. B. XI, pt. 1, 509 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 26 Nathanael Greene, Philadelphia], Desires to 

know sentiment [in Congress] on Southern affairs. 

Auto, signed. Ip. In Sparks, 6, 492. P. 11,59 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Maj.] Daniel 

MAR. 26 Putnam [Pomfret, Connecticut]. [Maj. Gen. 

Israel Putnam s] health; Daniel s resignation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 507 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To John Trumbull 

MAR. 26 [Lebanon, Connecticut]. Certificate of value of 

his services. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 515 

1780 Colfax, William. [Morristown.] To [George] Washington 

MAR. 26 [Morristown]. Charges against him. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 36, 278 

1780 St. Clair, Ar[thur], Ed[ward] Carrington and Alexander] 

MAR. 26 Hamilton. Morristown. To [George Washing 

ton, Morristown]. Account of negotiation with 
British exchange commissioners at Amboy. L. S. 
6 pp. In handwriting of Hamilton. W 

1780 St. Clair, Ar[thur], Ed[ward] Carrington and Alexander 

MAR. 26 Hamilton. Morristown. To [George Washing 

ton, Morristown]. Report on negotiations with 
British exchange commissioners at Amboy. 
D. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Hamilton. W 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Brig. Gen. Louis 

MAR. 27 Le Begue Du Portail, Morristown]. Need of his 

presence at Charleston [South Carolina]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 517 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Nehemiah] 

MA.R. 27 Hubbard, Hartford. Providing accoutrements 



1288 LJBRABY OF CONGRESS 

wanted by Sheldon and Moylan s dragoons. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 521 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Baron von] Knyp- 

MAR. 27 hausen [New York]. Continuance of [Lewis] 

Pintard in Amboy and protest against parole 
being required of him. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. E. 283 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Elisha] 
MAR. 27 Sheldon [Colchester, Connecticut]. Clothing and 
accoutrements for the dragoons. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 519 

The same to Col. Stephen Moylan. 

1780 Antill, Edward. Flatbush [Long Island]. To [George] 

MAR. 27 Washington [Morristown]. Request for his ex 

change; situation of his family. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Harrison: " Answd. verbally by Lt. 
Colo. [Oliver] Towles." ^36, 293 

1780 Auchmuty, Mary. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 27 [Morristown]. Her departure for England; re 

quest that her son [Richard Auchmuty] be 
allowed to come to New York on parole. A. L. S. 
1 p. 36, 295 

1780 Council of War. Morristown. On state of affairs in South 

MAR. 27 Carolina; strength of Armies and how distrib 

uted; queries of detaching a force to Charleston. 
Members: The Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. 
St. Clair, de Kalb ; Brig. Genls. Clinton, Maxwell, 
Knox, Hand and Gist. 4 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. F. II, pt. 2, 3 

1780 Greene, C[hristopher]. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 27 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Forwarding 

court-martial proceedings on a thief; prevalence 
of the crime; suggests transfer of his regiment. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 12. 36, 292 

[1780] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] [West Point]. Memorandum 

[MAR. 27] o f number of expired enlistments. A. D. 1 p. 

F. II, pt. 2, 7 

Used in connection with council of war of Mar. 27. 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAR - 27 Washington [Morristown]. Capt. [Thomas] Cart- 

wright s case; resolves of the Legislature for re 
cruiting the State Line; plan for managing the 
business; want of money for the Continental 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1289 

bounty and clothing; capture of British supply 
ships. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 16. 

36, 297 

1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George Washington, Mor- 

MAR. 27 ristown]. Exchange of regiments between Majors 

[Hugh] Maxwell and [William Hudson] Ballard. 

L. S. 1 p. 36, 280 

[1780] [Tilghman, Tench.] [West Point.] Memorandum of 

[MAR. 27] troops. A. D. 1 p. F. II, pt. 2, 9 

Used in connection with council of war of Mar. 27. 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

MAR. 28 edict] Arnold [Philadelphia]. His request for 

troops; footing on which matter is placed; leave 

of absence. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 

James McIIenry. In Sparks, 6, 493. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 525 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 28 [William] Heath [Boston]. Facilitation of re 

cruiting; clothing for recruits. Draft. 2pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 523 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

MAR. 28 jamin] Lincoln [Charleston, South Carolina]. 

Introducing Brig. Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Du 

Portail; his talent and merit. Draft. 2pp.- In 

handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 

6, 494. B. XI, pt. 1, 529 

[1780] Culper, Samuel, jr. [New York] To John Bolton [Maj. 

[MAR. 28] Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Connecticut.] 

Intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

Written with the "stain" and now illegible. 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 28 ton [Morristown]. The situation; insolvency 

of the people; the new plan for the Quarter 
master s Department; its effect and intent; 
[Thomas] Mifflin and [Roger] Sherman; reality 
of the scheme against Washington. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 36, 302 

1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

MAR. 28 Morristown. Intelligence from New York; 

British troops at Morrisania; spirits of the 
Refugees; rumored diversion to be made up the 
Connecticut River. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Apr. 1. 36, 304 



1290 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 McHenry, James. Morristown. To Dr. [Isaac] Foster 

MAR. 28 [Boston]. Lack of clothing and power of Con 

gress. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 531 
1780 Mehelm, John. Readingtown [Pennsylvania], To 

MAR. 28 [George] Washington, Morristown. [Obadiah] 

Taylor s actions; his latest strategem; specu 
lations in hides. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 308 
1780 Moylan, Stephen. Middletown [Connecticut], To [George] 
MAR. 28 Washington [Morristown]. Delay of Washing 
ton s letter reason for his not attending Dr. 
[William] Shippen [jr] s trial; prospect of cloth 
ing for his regiment; Mrs. Moylan s health. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 5. 36, 300 

1780 Richard, P . St. Pierre [Martinique]. To [Chevalier 

MAR. 28 de La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. Transmits list of 

Comte de Guichen s squadron arrived [at Mar 
tinique]. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French). En 
closed in Luzerne to Washington, 1780, May 4. 

Memorials. 57. 

1780 Schott, John Paul. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. Muster 

MAR. 28 roll of his corps. Tabular statement. D. S. 

3 pp. . Attested by Zebulon Butler. Enclosed in 
Weltner to Washington, 1780, May 16. 

C. C. 152, 8, 557 
1780 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 28 Morristown]. Delay of Congress in matter of for 

mation of the Army ; augmentation of regiments 
by the States ; condition of the finances ; critical 
state of affairs; anxiety over Southern affairs; 
the quarrel between Pennsylvania and Virginia; 
need of Washington s presence with Congress; 
postponement of French Minister [Chevalier de 
La Luzerne] s visit to the Army. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Apr. 2. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 2, 420. 36, 306 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR - 29 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Springfield, Massachu 

setts]. Detaching officers for recruiting duty in 
Connecticut; expenses. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 533 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Certificate of service 

MAR. 29 ofLt. Col. Pierre Regnier. Draft. 1 p. In hand 

writing of James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 1, 537 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1291 

1780 Clinton, James. Near Morristown. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 29 ington [Morristown]. Opinion in answer to 

queries in council of war of March 27. A. L. S. 

3 pp. F. II, pt. 2, 27 

[1780] Gist, M[ordecai]. [Morristown.] Opinion in answer to 

[MAR. 29] queries in council of war of March 27. A. D. S. 

3 pp. F. II, pt. 2, 47 

1780 Hand, Edward. Morristown To [George] Washington 

MAR. 29 [Morristown]. Opinion in answer to queries in 

council of war of March 27. A. L. S. 3 p. 

F. II, pt. 2, 43 

1780 Kalb, Baron de. Springfield. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 29 [Morristown]. Opinion in answer to queries in 

council of war of March 27. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. II, pt. 2, 23 

1780 Knox, H[eniy]. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 29 [Morristown]. Opinion in answer to queries in 

council of war of March 27. A. L. S. 6 pp. 

F. II, 35 

1780 Maxwell, William. [Morristown.] To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 29 ton [Morristown]. Opinion in answer to queries 

in council of war of March 27. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. II, pt. 2, 31 

1780 St. Clair, Arthur. Morristown. To [George Washington, 

MAR. 29 Morristown.] Opinion in answer to queries in 

council of war of March 27. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

F. II, pt. 2, 19 

1780 [Steuben, Baron.] Philadelphia. To the Board of War 

MAR. 29 [Philadelphia]. State of the Additional [Conti 

nental] regiments; reforming and incorporating 
same; furnishing of clothing and supplies; simi 
lar situation of the Artillery and Cavalry; re 
cruiting the Additional regiments. Contempo 
rary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Steuben to Wash 
ington, 1780, Apr. 6. 36, 367 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Capt. [Bartholo- 

MAR. 30 mew] von Heer, Pottsgrove or Heading [Pennsyl 

vania]. Orders to march at once to Burlington 
[New Jersey]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 551 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. ToMaj. Gen. [Rob- 

MAR. 30 ert] Howe [Highlands]. New Hampshire troops 

to be ordered to West Point ; resignations in the 



1292 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Massachusetts line; exchange of regiments be 
tween Majors [Hugh] Maxwell and [William Hud 
son] Ballard. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Robert Hanson Harrison*. Extract in Ford, 8, 
229. B. XI, pt. 1, 539 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 30 [Enoch] Poor [Danbury, Connecticut]. Orders to 

march the New Hampshire brigade to West 
Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 543 

1780 W[ashingto]n, Gfaorge]. Morristown. To [John Mitchell, 

MA R- 30 Philadelphia]. Purchase of a chariot, style, value, 

etc. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. P. II, 61 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Ezra] 

MAR. 30 Newhall [Highlands]. Permission for furlough. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McIIemy. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 547 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Commanding of- 

MAR. 30 ficer of Lee s corps at Burlington [New Jersey]. 

Orders to prepare to inarch to South Carolina. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

In Ford, 8, 237, note. B. XI, pt. 1, 549 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To the Deputy Quar- 

M AR. 30 termaster General at Trenton [New Jersey]. For 

warding letter to Maj. [Henry] Lee[jr] s corps at 
Burlington. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 1, 553 

1780 Connecticut, General Assembly Committee. Middletown 

MAR. 30 [Connecticut]. To Nehemiah Hubbard, Peter 

Colt, Henry Champion, Elijah Hubbard, and 
George Starr [Connecticut]. Orders to appear 
before the Committee to undergo examination of 
their conduct. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Howe to Washington, 1780, May 1. 

37, 121 

1780 Delaware Council. Cooshocking [On east bank of the Mus- 

MAR - 30 kingum] To Cols. [Daniel] Brodhcad and John 

Fellows [Fort Pitt]. Warriors who committed 
the recent theft and murders ; co-operation in any 
expedition against the Mingoes and Muncys; 
gathering of all friendly Indians at Cooshocking; 
the hostiles; Indian intentions against the whites 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1293 

as soon as the ground is bare. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Brodhead to Washing 
ton, 1780, Apr. 24. 36, 432 
1780 Knap, Moses. West Point. To [George Washington, 
MAR. 30 Morristown]. Question of right of cavalry to re-, 
enlist men from the infantry; difficulty that has 
arisen. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 27. 

36, 310 

1780 Meade, R[ichard] K[idder]. Morristown. To [Col. Thad- 

MAR. 30 deus Kosciuszko, West Point]. Directions for 

obtaining fatigue-men, shoes for the Virginia 

masons and other wants. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. XI, pt. 1, 545 
1780 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Morristown. To 

MAR. 30 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Opinion in 

answer to queries in council of war of March 27. 

A. L. S. 6 pp. F. II, pt. 2, 11 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Morristown. To [Philip John 

MAR. 31 Schuyler, Philadelphia]. Thanks for his hint; 

state of affairs in the South. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. In Ford, 8, 232. P. II, 63 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Seth Warner 

MAR. 31 [Bennington, Vermont]. Settlement of recruiting 

accounts; enlistment and clothing matters. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. XI, pt. 1, 555 

1780 Allison, Samuel. Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 31 Washington [Morristown]. Treatment received 

from Lt. [Patrick] Carnes. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

Answered Apr. 10. 36, 320 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

MAR. 31 ton, Morristown]. The fate of Charleston 

[South Carolina] and question of reenforcement ; 
finances and division of sentiment in Congress; 
the Quartermaster Department plan; [Thomas] 
Mifflin and [Timothy] Pickering; [Philip John] 
Schuyler s and [John Morin] Scott s opinion; 
attitude of Congress; wish for Washington s 
presence with Congress; starving of the public 
horses; loss of articles manufactured for the pub 
lic from want of money to pay for same; loss 
of new wagons. A. L. S. 8 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 2,422. 36, 325 



1294 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Kinsey, J[ames]. Burlington [New Jersey]. To George 

MAR. 31 Washington [Morristown]. Vouching for the 

character of Samuel Allison. Recent copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Allison to Washington, 1780, Mar. 31. 

36, 318 

1780 Woodford, William. Camden [South Carolina]. To 

MAR. 31 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Arrival at 

Camden; health of troops; position of British; 
Col. [William] Washington s skirmish at Bacon s 
Bridge; Spanish expedition against Pensacola; 
hopes of reaching Charleston in time to be of use. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 36, 322 

1780 Corny, Louis Dominique Ethis de. Returns of the French 

MAR. Army under Comte de Rochambeau: No. 1. 

Return of the composition of the body of troops, 
general officers and staff, troops, provost and 
civil officers. "Pour copie traduit sur L original 
joine a mes instructions et remise a Monsieur le 
Marquis De lafayette pour son usage particulier" 
Tabular statement. D. S. 2 pp. No. 2. Re 
turn of the Artillery and Engineer Corps, ammu 
nition, etc. Pour copie, etc. Tabular statement. 
D. S. 3 pp. No. 3. Return of surgeons, etc. 
necessary for a flying hospital. Pour copie, etc. 
Tabular statement. D. S. 3 pp. No. 4. Re 
turn of articles of every kind. Pour copie, etc. 
Tabular statement. D. S. 2 pp. No. 5. Re 
turn of provisions and men belonging to that 
department who will be carried from France. 
Pour copie, etc. Tabular statement. D. S. 2pp. 
No. 6. Return of the necessary funds that will 
furnish pay to the troops during a year. Pour 
copie, etc. Tabular statement. 3 pp. Wrapper 
endorsed: "The Above mentioned translations 
have been sign d by Monsieur de Carny and Ex 
amined By Me. Lafayette M. G." R 

1780 Greene, Nathanael [Philadelphia] To [George] Washing- 

MAU. ton [Morristown]. Remarks on the resolution of 

Congress of Feb. 25, 1780 requiring each State to 
furnish certain species of supplies for the support 
of the Army:" quantities; transportation ex 
pense; magazines of meat; forage; politics; 
damage done to inhabitants; impracticability 
of plan proposed; difficulties foreseen; respon- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1295 

sibility laid upon Washington; the officer to su 
perintend the business ; advantages to particular 
States, etc. L. S. 10 pp. 36, 311 

[1780] [Howe, Robert.] [Highlands.] Sentiments published to 

[MAR.] the Army on the inadequacy of punishment of an 

officer for leaving his guard duty. 2 pp. En 
closed in Howe to Washington, 1780, Mar. 8. 

36, 116 

1780 laurance, John. Morristown. Memorandum of charges 

MAR. [against Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold]. 

laurance, John. To [Lt.] Col. [Robert Hanson] Har 
rison [Morristown]. Transmitting above charges. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 94, 195 

[1780] Prisoners. Balance of unexceptionable characters in favor 

[MAR.] of the enemy. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexan 

der Hamilton. Enclosed in St. Clair, Carrington 
and Hamilton to Washington, 1780, Mar. 26. W 
[1780] Prisoners. Officers. Memorandum of value of officers ac- 

[MAR.] cording to rank. 1 p. W 

[1780] Scammell, Alexander. [New Windsor ?] Return of reen- 

[MAR.] listed men in North Carolina, Virginia and Mary 

land regiments. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 
1 p. W 

[1780] Skinner, Abraham. [Morristown.] To Lt. Col. [Alexander] 

[MAR.] Hamilton [Morristown]. Transmitting papers. 

A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Mrs [Mary] Auch- 

APR. 1 muty [New York]. Permission for her son 

[Richard Auchmuty] to go into New York on 
parole. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James 
McHenry. E. 285 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

APR. 1 ert] Howe [West Point]. Orders Poor s brig 

ade to the Highlands and provisions laid up as 
quickly as possible; attention to signals for 
alarming the country. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 2, 1 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Lt. Col. [Benja- 

ApR - 1 min] Temple [Morristown ?]. His transfer to the 

4th Dragoons; leave of absence and recruiting. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XI, pt. 2, 3 
1780 Council of War. Morristown. On detaching reenforce- 
- 1 ment to the Southern States. Members: The 



1296 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Commander in chief; Maj. Genls. Stirling, St. 
Clair, de Kalb; Brig. Genls. Clinton, Maxwell, 
Knox, Hand, Huntington and Gist. D. S. by all 
members except Washington. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

F. II, pt. 2, 51 

1780 McHenry, James. Morristown. To [Col.] John Beatty 

APR. 1 Elizabethtown ? New Jersey]. Mrs. [Mary] Auch- 

muty s request to see her son [Richard Auch- 

muty]. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XI, pt.2,7 

1780 Moylan, Stephen. Middletown [Connecticut]. To [George] 

APR. 1 Washington [Morristown]. Transmitting re 

turns. A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 328 

1780 Weissenfels, Frederick. Phillipstown [New York]. To 

APR. 1 [George] Washington, Morristown. Requesting 

an extension of leave. A. L. S. 2 pp. 36, 330 
1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. Passport to Lt. 

APR. 2 [Thomas] Bibby to go from New York to South 

Carolina. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. E. 375 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Brig. Gen. [Mor- 

APR. 2 decai] Gist [Morristown]. Orders to prepare the 

Maryland division to march. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 21 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

APR. 2 thanael] Greene [Philadelphia]. Maryland troops 

detached for the Southward; transportation ar 
rangements. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 2, 9 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown To Baron de Kalb 

APR. 2 [Springfield, New Jersey]. Orders to repair to 

camp; preparations for going to the Southward. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 19 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 2 [Arthur] St. Clair [Springfield, New Jersey], Par 

ticular propositions of British for exchange and 
parole of certain prisoners; permission for Lt. 
[Thomas] Bibby to carry despatches to South 
Carolina. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
James McHenry. B. XI, pt. 2, 11 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Baron [Steuben, 

APR. 2 Philadelphia]. His plan of arrangement of the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1297 

Army; augmenting cavalry; difficulty over 
officers for proposed additional regiments; situa 
tion in the South; detachment of the Maryland 
line; difficulties of the present; visit of the 
French Minister [Chevalier de La Luzerne] to 
camp. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Ford, 8, 237. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 15 

1780 Butler, Zebulon. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 2 Washington [Mo rristown]. Indian activity ; cap 

tures; strength of their parties; reports of escaped 
prisoners. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 7 

36, 336 

1780 Duportail, [Louis Le BSgue] Philadelphia. To [George] 

APR. 2 Washington [Peekskill]. Resolution of Congress 

ordering him to Charleston [South Carolina]; 
Washington s favorable opinion of his services; 
willingness to go to South Carolina but desire to 
serve with the troops under Washington; sug 
gests the calling of [Lt.] Col. [Jean Baptiste] 
Gouvion to the [main] Army; formation of a 
corps of Sappers and Miners; [Maj.] Gen. [Rob 
ert] Howe s request of Gouvion for a plan of the 
works at West Point. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In 
French) 40, 24 

Translation by Hamilton, 40, 26. 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 2 ington [Mo rristown]. Inability to provide for 

the Army from want of money ; refusal of manu 
facturers to supply articles ordered; starvation 
of horses for want of forage. A. L. S. 3 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 426. 36, 333 

1780 Howe, R[obert]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

APR. 2 Morristown. Weakening of the garrison by 

enlistment expirations; requests reenforcement 
by Poor s brigade; reported embarkation of 
British regiments for South Carolina; leave of 
absence for Maj. [Sebastian] Bauman. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 36, 342 

1780 Rudulph, John. Burlington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 2 Washington [Morristown]. Efforts to prepare 

the corps [Lee s Dragoons] for march to South 

Carolina. A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 335 

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1780 Zeisberger, David. Tupacking [New York]. To [Col. 

APR. 2 Daniel Brodhead, Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. 

Difficulty in getting a letter to Brodhead and of 
obtaining intelligence from Canada or Detroit; 
objections to removing [the Moravian Indians] 
from their present situation; murders on 
Raccoon Creek; capture of a boat and occupants 
by the Muncys; removal [of Moravian Indians] 
from Cooshocking. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1780, 
Apr. 24. 37, 2 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Elias] Day- 

APR. 3 ton, Springfield [New Jersey]. Fixing value of 

provisions, seized for use of Army, in accordance 

with Act of New Jersey Assembly. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 25 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 3 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Springfield, New Jersey]. 

Settlement of recruiting service expenses. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 1, 23 

1780 Goldson, William and J. F. Wasmus. Rutland Barracks 

APR. 3 [Massachusetts]. Certificate of consumptive con 

dition of Capt. [James] Rivers. A. D. S. of Gold- 
son, signed also by Wasmus. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Rivers to Washington, 1780, Apr. 29. 37, 110 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 3 ton [Morristown]. His own and Washington s 

letters laid before Congress; difficulty of obtaining 
means to move the Army ; need of money ; expec 
tation of adoption of the new system for the 
Quartermasters Department; fruitless efforts to 
have a committee of Congress visit headquarters; 
European and West India news; finance; no 
news from the South. A. L. S. 6 pp. 36, 344 

1780 Howe, Robert. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 3 [Morristown]. Orders for Poor s brigade; exer 

tions to bring up provisions; alarm signals; 
resignation spirit; preparations of the enemy; 
putting down the chain; object of Howe s 
intended visit to Poughkeepsie ; stimulation of 
magistrates necessary. L. S. 5 pp. Answered 
Apr. 13. 36, 338 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1299 

1780 Howe, R[obert]. Highlands. To [George Washington, 

APR. 3 Morristown]. Satisfaction at power to call 

Poor s brigade to the Highlands. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Apr. 13. 36, 341 

1780 Huntington, Jedidiah. Springfield [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 3 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Orders to 

various Connecticut officers to return to Con 
necticut; their need of money. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered same day. 36, 348 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col.] John 

APR. 4 Beatty [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey]. Per 

mission to certain British officers to go into New 
York on parole; exchange of chaplains. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 31 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Baron de Kalb 

APR. 4 [Morristown]. Maryland troops ordered south; 

general orders for de Kalb. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In part in 

Ford, 8, 240, note. B. XI, pt. 1, 29 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Don Juan de 

APR. 4 Miralles [Philadelphia]. Preparations at New 

York for an embarkation to the Southward. 

Draft. 3 pp In handwriting of James McHenry. 

D. I, pt. 1, 189 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Don Juan de 

APR. 4 Miralles [Philadelphia]. Thanks for his present. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of James McHenry. 

D. I, pt. 1, 193 

1780 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. [Morristown.] To [Maj. Gen. 

APR. 4 Nathanael Greene, Morristown]. Loan of horse 

to Maj. [Levin] Winder. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 27 

1780 Hubbart, J[ohn]. Morristown. To Col. [Israel] Angell 

APR. 4 [Morristown]. Explanation of his delay in re 

turning to camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 378 

1780 Mitchell, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 4 [Morristown]. Purchase of a chariot for Wash 

ington; personal articles forwarded. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 36, 349 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To [Col. Azariah] 

APR. 5 Dunham [Morristown]. Alarmingly low state of 



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magazines of meat and scarcity of flour. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 37 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Cornet [Pere- 

APR. 5 grine] Fitzhugh [Maryland ?] Extension of his 

parole. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 2, 39 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Stephen] 

APR. 5 Moylan [Colchester, Connecticut]. His presence 

at trial of Dr. [William] Shippen [jr.]; Lt. Col. 

[Benjamin] Temple and personal matters. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 35 

1780 Culper, Samuel. " 729 " [Setauket, Long Island]. To John 

"22-5" Bolton [Maj. Benjamin TalLmadge, Wetherslield 

[APR.] 5 [Connecticut]. Neglect [of Samuel Culper, jr.]; 

expedition to relieve [Sir Henry] Clinton;, prob 
able evacuation of New York; danger in New 
York from Refugees. A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1780 Dayton, Elias. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 6 Washington [Morristown]. Intelligence of sailing 

of a British fleet from New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 

36, 360 

1780 Dunham, Azariah. Morristown. To [George Washington, 

APR. 6 Morristown]. Transmitting returns of beef and 

grain; refusal of transportation and grain con 
tracted for, without pay; need of money. L. S. 

2 pp. 36, 357 
1780 Dunham, Azariah. Morristown. To [Lt,.] Col. [Alexander] 

APR. 6 Hamilton [Morristown]. Beef in Morris [county] 

and barrelled pork at Burlington. A. L. S. 1 p. 

36, 391 

1780 Knyphausen, [Wilhelm, Baron von]. New York. To 

APR. 6 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Case of 

[Lewis] Pintard. L. S. 1 p. 36, 363 

1780 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 6 [George Washington, Morristown]. Distress of 

Connecticut Line officers for clothing; efforts of 
the State to furnish a supply; scarcity of money; 
settlement of accounts between Army and State; 
recruiting prospect; Parsons presence in Con 
necticut; exchange of his son [Jabez?]. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Apr. 12. 36, 362 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1301 

1780 Steuben, [Baron], Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 6 [Morristown]. Delay of the Board of War in at 

tending to the Additional [Continental] regi 
ments ; proposition of a committee [of Congress] 
to confer with Washington; delay of Pennsyl 
vania in recruiting its regiments. L. S. 3 pp. 

36, 365 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. Morristown. To Col. [Ephraim] 

APR. 7 Blaine [Philadelphia]. Alarming state of meat 

supply; bread. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Robert Hanson Harrison. B. XI, pt. 2, 43 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Zebulon But- 

APR. 7 ler, Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. Incursions of en 

emy around Wyoming. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 41 

1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To Col. Azariah Dun- 

APR. 7 ham [Morristown]. Exertions necessary in for 

warding provisions. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Robert Hanson Harrison. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 47 

1780 Brown, Nicholas and Others. To the [Rhode Island] 

APR. 7 Council of War [Providence, Rhode Island]. Pe 

tition for use of military stores for the privateer 
sloop Argo. Contemporary copy of original 
signed by Brown, Clark & Nightingale, Joseph 
Brown and Paul Allen. 1 p. Enclosed in Perkins 
to Washington, 1780, May 14. 37, 183 

1780 Forrest, Uriah. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George] 

APR. 7 Washington [Morristown]. Number of enlist 

ments in Maryland; reasons for not forwarding 
the men to camp; continuance of the recruiting 
law to August 1st. Recent copy. 1 p. 36, 369 

1780 Harrison, Robert H[anson], Morristown. Permit for wife 

APR. 7 of Capt. Bernard Ward to come out from Long 

Island. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XI, pt. 2, 49 

1780 M[eade,] Rpchard] K[idder]. Morristown. To [Abraham] 

APR. 7 Skinner [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey]. Removal 

of Nicholas Deane to Easton [Pennsylvania]. 

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1780 Washington, George. Morristown. To [Col.] John 

APR. 8 Mitchell [Philadelphia], Purchase of chariot, 

painting and pay for same. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. P. II, 65 

1780 Angell, Israel. Morristown. To [George] Washington 

APR. 8 [Morristown]. Conduct of Lt. John Hubbart. 

L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 10. 36, 377 

1780 Huntington, Jfedidiah]. Springfield [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 8 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Query re 

specting British prisoners at Elizabethtown. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 380 

1780 Mehelm, John. Readingtown [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 8 Washington [Morristown]. Estimate of boots 

and shoes on hand; caps. A. L. S. 1 p. 

36, 374 

1780 Rhode Island, Council of War. Providence. Resolve 

APR. 8 granting petition of [Nicholas Brown and others] 

for use of military stores [for privateer Argo] , 
bond condition. Contemporary copy, at bottom 
of page containing petition of Brown and others 
to the Council, 1780, Apr. 7. List of stores on 
verso. 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Sir James Jay 

APR. 9 [Fishkill, New York]. Requesting a further sup 

ply of the liquid for private " [secret] correspond 
ence. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. P. II, 67 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. James Wood, 

APR. 9 Charlottesville [Virginia]. Referring request re 

specting Convention officers to the Board of 
War; parole exchanges of certain officers; deci 
sion regarding exceptional letters presented for 
his approval. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. XI, pt. 2, 53 

1780 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Commanding 

APR. 9 officer of Lee s corps at Burlington [New Jersey]. 

Orders to commence his march for South Caro 
lina. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XI, pt. 2, 55 

1780 Burnet, William. Newark [New Jersey]. To Brig. Gen. 

ApR - 9 [Jedidiah] Huntington, Springfield [New Jersey]. 

Advisability of collecting the boats on the Passaic 
River; guard-boat for Lt. [John] Tiffany. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Huntington to 
Washington, 1780, Apr. 8. 36, 381 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1303 

1780 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 9 [Benedict] Arnold, Robinson House [Highlands]. 

Embarrassments and difficulties in providing for 
the troops; Hay s request for troops; scarcity of 
short forage ; letters to the State legislature men 
tioning laws necessary for the quartermaster and 
commissary business; flour; need of fatigue men; 
complaints of inhabitants against militia sta 
tioned at Fishkill; hope of obtaining cattle and 
grain from the New Hampshire Grants. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered by Arnold Sep. 12. Extract 
enclosed in Arnold to Washington, 1780, Sep. 12. 

36, 388 

1780 Dunham, Azariah. Morristown. To [George Washington, 

APR. 9 Morristown]. Efforts to draw all provision and 

forage to camp ; meat taken from Brunswick for 

use of troops at Westfield. A. L. S. 1 p. 36, 390 

1780 Laurens, John. Charleston [South Carolina]. To [George] 

APR. 9 Washington [Morristown]. Commencement of 

the siege; British works ; the situation. A. L. S. 

3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 435. 

36, 392 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

APR. 9 [George] Washington [Morristown]. Commence 

ment of siege by the British; their works and 
ships; measures of defence. A. L. S. 2pp. An 
swered May 15. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 2, 433. 36, 386 
1780 Walbridge, A[mos]. Crane s Mills [New Jersey]. To Brig. 
APR. 9 Gen. [Jedidiah] Huntington, Springfield [New 
Jersey]. British prisoners expected from Phila- 
phia; directions desired by the Commissary. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Huntington to Wash 
ington, 1780, Apr. 8. 36, 380 

1780 Woodford, William. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

APR. 9 [George Washington, Morristown]. Arrival at 

Charleston; successful passing of Fort Moultrie 
by the British ships ; position of their Army and 
works; Virginia officers application for new ar 
rangement. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered May 17. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 2, 430, under 
date of Apr. 8. 36, 384 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Morristown.] To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 10 Mordecai Gist, Morristown]. Orders for Mary- 



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