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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. Ill 

December 9, 1780 -January 4, 1784 



PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS 

IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BY JOHN C. 

FITZPATRICK, DIVISION OF MANUSCRIPTS 



WASHINGTON 

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE 
1915 







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CALENDAR. 

1780 Wilkinson, James. Philadelphia. A return of the clothing 

DEC. 9 issued to Col. [Christian] Febiger for use of the 

Southern Army. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Wil 
kinson to Tilghman, 1780, Dec. 18. 44, 221 

1780 Wilkinson, J[ames]. Philadelphia. A Return of clothing 

DEC. 9 on hand at the magazine in Philadelphia. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Wilkinson to Tilghman, 1780, 
Dec. 18. 44, 222 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 10 [James] Clinton, Albany. Officers to recruit the 

New York line; instructions from Governor 
[George] Clinton. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XII, pt, 2, 387 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 10 [William] Heath [West Point]. Salt beef for Al 

bany; discharge of levies; officers rations; 
clothing issues; arrest of Maj. [James Randolph] 
Reid; beef and flour supply. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 383 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Bar- 

DEC. 10 tholomew] von Heer [New Windsor]. Request 

ing a return of his troop. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 389 
1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

DEC. 10 chambeau [Newport]. Delay in answering his 

letters; French officers at headquarters; quar 
tering a French division in Connecticut. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 9, 47. D. I, pt. 1, 377 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

10 [Richmond, Virginia]. Inspector s Department; 

Steuben s services in Virginia; Army in winter 
quarters; reported British embarkation for the 
South. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. In Sparks, 7, 317. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 385 
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CALENDAR. 

1780 Wilkinson, James. Philadelphia. A return of the clothing 

DEC. 9 issued to Col. [Christian] Febiger for use of the 

Southern Army. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Wil 
kinson to Tilghman, 1780, Dec. 18. 44, 221 

1780 Wilkinson, J[ames]. Philadelphia. A Return of clothing 

DEC. 9 on hand at the magazine in Philadelphia. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Wilkinson to Tilghman, 1780, 
Dec. 18. 44, 222 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 10 [James] Clinton, Albany. Officers to recruit the 

New York line; instructions from Governor 
[George] Clinton. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 387 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 10 [William] Heath [West Point]. Salt beef for Al 

bany; discharge of levies; officers rations; 
clothing issues; arrest of Maj. [James Randolph] 
Reid; beef and flour supply. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 383 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Bar- 

DEC. 10 tholomew] von Heer [New Windsor]. Request 

ing a return of his troop. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 389 
1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

DEC. 10 chambeau [Newport], Delay in answering his 

letters; French officers at headquarters; quar 
tering a French division in Connecticut. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 9, 47. D. I, pt. 1, 377 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

DEC. 10 [Richmond, Virginia]. Inspector s Department ; 

Steuben s services in Virginia; Army in winter 
quarters; reported British embarkation for the 
South. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. In Sparks, 7, 317. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 385 
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1780 Skinner, Abraham and Joshua Loring. New York. List of 

DEC. 10 exchanged officers agreed upon. Contemporary 

copy by Skinner. 1 p. Enclosed in Skinner to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 5. 45, 31 

1780 Wayne, Anthony. Mount Kemble [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 10 [George] Washington [New Windsor], Intelli 

gence from Elizabethtown; fortification meas 
ures for Wayne s camp; need of dragoons. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 44, 161 

1780 Wayne, A[nthony]. Mount Kemble [New Jersey]. Intelli- 

DEC. 10 gence from deserters. British regiments under 

embarkation orders; arrival of reenforcements. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

44, 164 

[1780] [Wayne, Anthony.] [Mount Kemble, New Jersey.] Dia- 

[DEC. 10] gram of Wayne s encampment at Mount Kemble. 

A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in Wayne to Washington, 
1780, Dec. 10. 44, 163 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge], New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 11 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Boston]. His appointment; 

persistence of the Massachusetts legislature in 
the temporary enlistment system; places of de 
posit for supplies; failure of States to furnish 
specific supplies; distress for clothing. Draft 
signed. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, 9, 49. B. XII, pt. 2, 391 

1780 Barber, Francis. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 11 Washington, New Windsor. Case of Capt. [Wil 

liam B.] Gifford; suspicions of his loyalty. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 13. 44, 166 
1780 Greaton, J[ohn] and Nathaniel Winslow. West Point. 

DEC. 11 Certificate of damaged clothing in the public 

store at Newburgh. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1780, Dec. 13. 44, 179 
1780 Shreve, I[srael]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 11 Washington [New Windsor]. Position of the 

Jersey brigade. A. L. S. 1 p. 44, 168 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Daniel] 

DEC. 12 Niven [West Point]. New log floats for the chain. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. XII, pt. 2, 395 

1780 Bainbridge, A . [Flatbush ? Long Island.] List of 

DEC. 12 [American] officers indebted for medicine with 

the amounts. Memorandum of Abraham Skin- 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1637 

ner of expectation of paying the account on 
demand. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Smith to Washington, 1783, Feb. 25. 61, 340 

1780 Butler, Zebulon. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 12 Washington [New Windsor]. Capture of men 

by the enemy; fruitless pursuit from want of 
provision ; men sent to Sunbury for flour stopped 
and made use of by Gov. [Joseph] Reed s orders. 
L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Humphreys: "Mem 
to be ordered to join his Regt." 44, 170 

1780 Culper, Samuel. " 729 " [Setauket, New York.] To John 

"154-ef" Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Danbury? 

[DEC. 12] Connecticut]. Assurances of intention to con 

tinue the service; another embarkation expected 
for the South; British fears for [Charles, Earl] 
Cornwallis; hurricane in the West Indies ; increase 
in [illicit] trade with the enemy; two members 
of the Continental Congress and a Judge of the 
Supreme Court engaged in the traffic. A. L. S. 
2pp. W 

1780 Willing, James. Long Island [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 12 Washington [New Windsor]. His situation; re 

fusal of exchange by the British. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "Orders given to the 
Commy. of prisoners." 44, 168 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Passport for brig 

DEC. 13 Jenny, William Fleming, master, with clothing 

and stores for British prisoners at Rutland, Mas 
sachusetts. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. E. 387 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. 

DEC. 13 [Francis] Barber [Pompton, New Jersey]. Capt. 

[William B.] Gifford s loyalty; embarkation at 

New York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 401 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 13 [Nathanael] Greene [Charlotte, South Carolina]. 

His difficulties and apprehensions; discharge of 
the levies; [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton and 
the Adjutant Generalship. Auto, draft signed. 
3 pp. In Ford, 9, 52. P. II, 237 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 13 Nathanael Greene, Charlotte, North Carolina]. 

Clothing; arrangement of the Virginia line; 



1638 LIBBAKY OF CONGRESS 

specific supplies and places of deposit in Virginia 
and North Carolina; report of Britisli embarka 
tion at New York for the South; desires account 
of situation of affairs. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 397 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 13 [William] Phillips [Elizabethtown, New Jersey!. 

[Lt.l Gov. [Henry] Hamilton s exchange; [Capt.] 

Adam Hay. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. E. 355 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

DEC. 13 Rochambeau [Newport]. Rumor of another 

embarkation from New York for the Southward. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 1, 381 

1780 Washington, George. New . Windsor. Instructions to 

DEC. 13 Capt. [Roger] Welles [Haverstraw? New York], 

Command of guard boats; general management 

of same; reports; vigilance. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 403 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 13 [New Windsor]. Report of officers on survey of 

clothing; re-piecing; escape of prisoners from 
the provost at Fishkill. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed 
by Humphreys: "Directions given Mr. [John] 
Moylan not to dispose of Cloathing ec." 44, 177 
1780 Rochambeau, Comte de. Boston. To [George Washington, 

DEC. 13 New Windsor]. News from France; armament 

coming from Brest; Mons. de Sartine succeeded 
by [Marquis] de Castris [as Minister of Marine of 
France]; expedition against Gibraltar. Trans 
lation by Tench Tilghman. 2 pp. 44, 175 
1780 Sheldon, Elisha. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George 
DEC. 13 Washington, New Windsor], Halt of his regi 
ment at Danbury through want of forage and 
accommodations; resolve of Connecticut to 
scatter the command through different towns; 
better quarters in certain Massachusetts towns; 
expresses. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 17. 

44, 173 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Marquis de 

DEC. 14 Lafayette [Paramus, New Jersey]. Want of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1639 

money to employ expresses; cooperation with. 
Spanish; Florida; exchange matters; disap 
pointments and change of Ministry in France. 
Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. In Ford, 9, 56 

B. XII, pt. 2, 407 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Chevalier de 

DEC. 14 La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. Thanks for knowl 

edge of Spanish designs upon Florida; want of 
clothing; expresses and want of money. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. D. I, pt. 1, 383 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. James 

DEC. 14 Livingston [Verplanck s Point, New York]. 

Orders a return of his regiment [1st Canadian] 
that will show the States to which his men be 
long. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XII, pt. 2, 411 

Same to the Officer commanding Spencer s Additional Continental 
regiment. 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Don Francisco 

DEC. 14 Rendon [Philadelphia]. Another embarkation 

from New York for the Southward. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

D. I, pt. 1, 387 

1780 [Hazen, Moses.] [Fishkill, New York.] To [Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 14 William Heath, West Point.] Duration of Maj. 

[James Randolph] Reid s arrest; time of trial; 

delay for witnesses. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1780, Dec. 15. 

44, 197 

1780 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

DEC. 14 Washington [New Windsor]. Desire of Marquis 

de Fleury and Chevalier Mauduit Du Plessis to 

be put upon the half -pay establishment. A. L. S. 

1 p. (In French). Answered Dec. 20. 44,185 

Translation by Tilghman, 44, 187. 

1780 Shreve, I[srael]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 14 Washington [New Windsor]. Inability to for 

ward despatches for want of dragoons and 
horses; progress in hut building. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Dec. 16. 44, 188 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Mrs. [Nathan- 

DEC. 15 ael] Greene [Rhode Island], Transmitting letters 

to and from Gen. Greene. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. P. II, 241 



1640 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

DEC. 15 Rochambeau and Chevalier de Ternay [New 

port]. British embarkation for the South; 
necessity of opposition; news of the second divi 
sion; Spanish expeditions against Florida, 
Pensacola and St. Augustine and proposition of 
cooperation therewith; plan for same. Draft. 
6 pp. In handwriting of, Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 9, 57. D. I, pt. 1, 389 

1780 Buchanan, John. West Point. To [George] Washington, 

DEC. 15 New Windsor. Memorial setting forth his desti 

tute condition for want of pay and clothing. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Dec. :.9. 44, 206 

1780 Destouches, Chavalier. On board the Due de Bourgogne, 

DEC. 15 Newport. To [George Washington, New Wind 

sor]. Death of Chevalier de Ternay and his ac 
cession to command of the squadron. A. L. S. 
1 p. (In French) Answered Dec. 23. 44, 198 

Translation by Tilghman 44, 199. 

1780 Gist, M[ordecai]. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George] 

DEC. 15 Washington [New Windsor]. Act of legisla 

ture calling in the State and Continental money; 
repeal of the Tender law; confiscation of British 
property; purchase of horses for Lee s legion; 
expected action for obtaining supplies for the 
Army. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 2. 44, 203 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point [New York]. To [George]" 

DEC. 15 Washington [New Windsor]. Arrest of Major 

[James Randolph] Reid; difficulties in the way of 
salting beef; need of boards. L. S. 1 p. 44, 196 

1780 Osgood, Samuel and Oliver Phelps. Springfield [Massachu- 

DEC. 15 setts]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. 

Question of salting beef and forwarding live cat 
tle to Army in fulfilling Massachusetts quota of 
the specific supplies A. L. S. of Osgood signed 
also by Phelps. Answered Dec. 28. 44, 195 

1780 Viomenil, [Baron de]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

DEC. 15 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Death of 

Chevalier de Ternay from fever; Chevalier Des 
touches succeeds him. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In 
French) W 

Translation by Tilghman, 44, 193. 

1780 Wilkinson, [James.] Philadelphia. Return of clothing 

DEC. 15 forwarded by Otis & Henley to Springfield [Massa- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1641 

chusetts]. 1 p. Enclosed in Wilkinson to Tilgh- 
man, 1780, Dec. 18. 44, 223 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

DEC. 16 liam Heath, West Point]. Maj. [James Randolph] 

Reid s arrest; case of Joshua Ferris. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 413 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Israel] 

DEC. 16 Shreve [Pompton, New Jersey]. Sending off of 

dragoons on account of the scarcity of forage; 

clothing for the German regiment. Draft. __ 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 415 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. [Ludo- 

DEC. 16 wick] Weltner [near Suffern s, New York]. 

Marching his men to the different State lines into 

which they are to be incorporated. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 417 

1780 Heer, Bartholomew von. New Palz [New York]. To 

DEC. 16 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Returns 

of his troop ; scarcity of forage ; need of arrange 
ments for repairs, clothing, etc. L. S. 2 pp. 

44, 208 

1780 Humphreys D[avid] [New Windsor.] To [Col. Timothy 

DEC. 16 Pickering, Totowa, New Jersey]. Collecting the 

boats for the winter at Murderer s Creek. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. XII, pt. 2, 419 

1780 Pintard, Lewis. Baskingridge [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 16 Washington [New Windsor], Reasons why he 

cannot accept appointment [as agent for Ameri 
can prisoners in New York]; qualifications needed 
for the position; recommends John Franklin and 
Abraham Brashiers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 44, 210 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Ezekiel] Chee- 

DEC. 17 ver [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Trial of [John] 

Collins. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 425 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elisha] 

DEC. 17 Sheldon [Hartford]. Request of Gov. [Jonathan] 

Trumbull as to winter quarters of his dragoons. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

In Sparks, 7, 330. B. XII, pt. 2, 423 



1642 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1780] Frye, Nathaniel. [West Point.] To Maj. Gen. [William] 

[DEC. 17] Heath [West Point]. Loss of hearing; petitions 

continuance in the service or transfer to the In 
valid Corps. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1780, Dec. 17. 44, 226 

1780 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 17 Washington [New Windsor]. Distress of ship 

carpenters for want of pay; casks for salting 

beef. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 22. 44, 216 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 17 [New Windsor]. Case of Ensign [Nathaniel] 

Frye; encloses court-martial of Joshua Ferris; 
discharge of the new levies. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Dec. 19. 44, 225 

1780 Steuben, [Baron]. Richmond, Virginia. To [George] 

DEC. 17 Washington [New Windsor]. Confusion of affairs 

in the State; dispersed state of soldiers and 
recruits; condition of a corps of six month s men; 
discharge of militia and efforts to collect their 
accoutrements; troops forwarded to [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene; naked condition of others; 
Lee s legion gone southward; difficulties in ar 
ranging the Virginia Line; Col. [John] Gibson s 
regiment at Fort Pitt; bill before the legislature 
to raise men for the war by voluntary enlist 
ment. L. S. 8 pp. Answered Jan. 9, 1781. 

44, 212 

1780 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 18 [New Windsor]. Trial of Maj. [James Randolph] 

Reid; need of boards; exhaustion of the flour 
supply; reported embarkation at New York and 
concentrating of [Col. James] De Lancey s corps. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 20. 44, 223 

1780 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 18 [New Windsor]. Requests directions for storing 

boats in Murderer s Creek ; capture of two of the 
prisoners escaped from Fishkill. L. S. 1 p. 

44, 224 

1780 Phillips, W[ilh"am]. New York. To [George] Waslu ngton 

DEC. 18 [New Windsor]. Passport for vessel with sup 

plies for Convention troops; removal of latter to 
Maryland. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 8. 

44, 227 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1643 

1780 Vincent, Elijah. New York. Memorandum of charge 

DEC. 18 that money was kept from Vincent by certain 

American officers while he was a prisoner. 
A. D. 1 p. Endorsed by Abraham Skinner: 
"Mr. Skinner wishes Colo Tilghman s Order on 
this Memorandum. Capt. Weaver of the 10th 
Penna. Regt. while a prisoner on Long Island 
had 3 Guineas Sent to him by a British Officer 
which he never rec d. Mr. Skinner when in New 
York obtained a Certifke. of this matter from 
the officer who reed, the Money but cou d not 
obtain it" W 

1780 Wilkinson, J[ames]. Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] 

DEC. 18 Tilghman [New Windsor]. Delay in clothing 

from France; need of exertion among the States; 
returns enclosed; mismanagement; rearrange 
ment of the Clothing Department by Congress; 
intention to resign; desires to be succeeded by 
[John] Moylan; personal affairs; intention of 
persuading Congress and the State authority to 
seize goods in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

44, 219 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Capt [John] 

DEC. 19 Buchanan, West Point. Compensation for his 

services. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 433 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen- 

DEC. 19 James Clinton [Albany]. Introducing Chevalier 

de Chastellux, Vicomte de Noailles and Comte 
de Damas who wish to visit the Northern 
frontier. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. P. II, 251 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 19 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Supplies and cloth 

ing; exemption of armorers from military duty; 
provisions at Fort Schuyler. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 431 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 19 [William] Heath [West Point]. Leave of absence 

for [Ensign Nathaniel] Frye; retention of the 
levies; boats; exchange matter; storage for salt 
meat; plan of boats. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys and Washington. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 427 



1644 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Bushnell, David and Others. West Point. To [George] 

DEC. 19 Washington, New Windsor. Memorial: Their 

undignified duties; lack of opportunity to dis 
tinguish themselves; request to be put on a re 
spectable footing. D. S. of Bushnell and four 
others. 3pp. Endorsed by Tilghman: "From 
officers of sappers and miners. Verbal answer 
given." Memorials. 78 

1780 Damas, Comte de. Fishkill [New York]. To [George 

DEC. 19 Washington, New Windsor]. Appreciation of 

Washington s kindness. Recent copy of a trans 
lation. 1 p. 44, 234 
1780 Hamilton, Alexander]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 
DEC. 19 ton [New Windsor]. Board of War s inability 
to support the armory at Albany; value of the 
plant; economy in its continuance; hides; Gen. 
[Philip John] Schuyler s invitation for Wash 
ington to visit Albany. A. L. S. 4 pp. 116, 20 
1780 Noailles, Viscount de. Fishkill [New York]. To [George 
DEC. 19 Washington, New Windsor]. Thanks for letters 
received; polite compliments. A. L. S. 1 p. 

44, 235 

1780 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

DEC. 19 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Death of 

Chevalier de Ternay; truth of the report of 
Marquis de Castris succeeding Mons. de Sartine 
[as Minister of Marine of France] ; news from 
Martinico; the embarkation at New York. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 3, 1781. 44, 232 
1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 20 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Want of flour; ex 

amination of ration issues; British intentions 
against Connecticut; clothing. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 435 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier de 

DEC. 20 La Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Question of half- 

pay to foreign officers. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 1, 397 
1780 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

DEC. 20 Windsor]. Recruiting officers sent to the upper 

counties; lack of cash; supernumerary officers 
of the 4th New York regiment; arrangement of 
the New York Line. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Dec. 26. 44, 239 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1645 

1780 Destouches, Chevalier. On board the Neptune, Newport 

DEC. 20 [Rhode Island]. To [George] Washington [New 

Windsor] Flour for the French fleet. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Jan. 24, 1781. 44, 236 

1780 Dunham, Lewis [F.] Pompton [New Jersey]. To George 

DEC. 20 Washington [New Windsor]. Question of his re 

tirement as a supernumerary. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Dec. 29. 44, 238 

1780 Hazen, Moses. Fishkill [New York]. Garrison orders: 

DEC. 20 Abuses in issues; weekly returns to be made to 

the commanding officer by all departmental offi 
cers. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Pickering to Washington, 1781, Jan. 13. 45, 154 
1780 Heath, Wfilliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 20 [New Windsor]. Construction of flat-boats; 

guard boats. L. S. 1 p. 44, 240 

1780 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To the Assist- 

DEC. 21 ant Purchasers of Provisions and Hay. Calling 

for returns and accurate state of the situation. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Hay to 
Washington, 1780, Dec. 29. 44, 329 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 21 [New Windsor]. Arrival of a small quantity of 

flour; provision return comparisons; holding 
troops in readiness to march; clothing; desti 
tute condition of prisoners coming from New 
York; rations issued to discharged soldiers. 
L. S. 2 pp. 44, 243 

1780 la Luzerne, Chevalier de. To [George] Washington [New 

DEC. 21 Windsor]. Forwarding despatches for Sir Henry 

Clinton. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 9. 

44, 245 

1780 Shreve, I[srael]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 21 Washington, New Windsor. Enclosing a return 

of blankets for the officers of the Jersey brigade. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Dec. 29. 44, 241 

1780 Shreve, I[srael]. [Pompton, New Jersey.] Return of blan- 

DEC. 21 kets for the officers of the Jersey brigade. 

A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

44, 245 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Mrs. Susan 

DEC. 22 Blair [Philadelphia]. Thanks in behalf of the 

Army for her exertions ; requests delivery of the 



1646 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

shirts to Col. [Samuel] Miles ; will forward money 
donated by the ladies of Trenton and requests 
that she use it to obtain more shirts. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

C. 4, pt. 1, 87 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Lt. Col. Louis 

DEC - 22 Dominique, Ethis] de Corny [Newport]. Regret 

at his ill-health and wishing him a pleasant voy 
age. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. D. I, pt. 1, 399 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Lt.] Col. Udny 

DEC. 22 Hay [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Rations for 

carpenters; water-casks. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 437 
1780 Crane, Jacob. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To Brig. 

DEC. 22 Gen. [Anthony] Wayne, Mount Kemble [New 

Jersey]. Embarkation of loyalist corps, regu 
lars, [Brig. Gen. Benedict] Arnold and [Lt. Col. 
John Graves] Simcoe for a Southern expedi 
tion; loyalist marauding expedition; intended 
British attempt on Elizabethtown. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Wayne to Washington, 1780, 
Dec. 25. 44, 280 

1780 Hendricks, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

DEC - 22 [Benjamin] Fishbourne [Mt. Kemble, New Jer 

sey]. Secret service matters; embarkation at 
New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wayne 
to Washington, ,1780, Dec. 25. 44, 282 

1780 Scammell, Alexander. New Windsor. To [George] 

DEC - 22 Washington [New Windsor]. Manufacture and 

lasting qualities of leather caps. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "Light Infantry caps, 
the Board of War written to on the subject the 
10th Jany. 1781." 44, 256 

Draft of the letter to the Board of War is in A. V. pt. 2, 369. 

1780 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport. To [George Washing- 

DEC - 22 ton, New Windsor]. Death of Chevalier de Ter- 

nay; news from France; reenf orcements ; plan of 
campaign; cooperation of Spanish; Southern 
expedition; Chevalier de Monteil at Martinico; 
reported movements of the enemy. L. S. 4 pp. 
Then follows a signed postscript by Destouches, 
in French: Difficulties in cooperating with the 
Spanish; inability to take the fleet to sea from 
want of flour to make biscuit. 44, 246 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1647 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier 

DEC. 23 Destouches [Newport]. Death of Chevalier de 

Ternay and his succession to command. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 1, 405 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 23 [William] Heath [West Point]. Indian corn and 

forage in Westchester County; road to West 
Point. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XII, pt. 2, 439 

1780 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. Instructions to 

DEC. 23 Lt. Col. [David] Humphreys [New Windsor]. 

Attempt to surprise and capture Baron von 
Knyphausen. Draft signed. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 74. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 449 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Samuel] 

DEC. 23 Miles, Philadelphia. Delivery of shirts to troops. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 443 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

DEC. 23 Rochambeau [Newport]. News from West Indies; 

change in French Marine Department [Marquis 
de Castries succession to the Ministry] ; quarters 
for the second division; death of Chevalier de 
Ternay and his successor, Chevalier Destouches; 
intelligence from New York. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman and Washington. 

D. I, pt. 1, 401 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron de 

DEC. 23 Viomenil, Newport. Acknowledging notification 

of death of Chevalier de Ternay. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, 1, 403 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. VYest Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 23 [New Windsor]. Bringing up of forage by 

water; reenforcement sent down; Col. [Hugh] 

Hughes; utility of the road mentioned. A. L. S. 

1 p. 44, 262 

1780 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. Memorandum of a 

DEC. 23 plan for surprising and bringing off [Baron von] 

Knyphausen or the commanding officer of the 

British posts on north end of York Island. 

A. D. 4 pp. B. XII, pt. 2, 445 



1648 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 Laurens, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 23 [New Windsor]. His selection by Congress to go 

to France to obtain supplies. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

44, 275 

1780 Phillips, Wplliam]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

DEC - 23 ton [New Windsor]. Exchange of Convention 

officers. L. S. 2pp. Answered Jan. 8, 1781. 

44, 258 

[1780] [Phillips, William] [New York] List of Convention offi- 
[DEC. 23] cers desiring exchange. 2 pp. Enclosed in pre 

ceding entry. 44, 259 

1780 Sunnier, J[ob]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 23 [New Windsor]. His rank. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered Dec. 26. 44, 265 

1780 Tupper, Benjamin. Springfield [Massachusetts], To 

DEC. 23 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Request 

ing leave of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Jan. 1, 1781. 44, 263 

1780 Van Rensselaer, P[hilip]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 23 ton [New Windsor]. Repair of arms; need of 

hides for cartridge-boxes, belts, etc. A. L. S. 

1 p- 44, 267 

1780 [Van Rensselaer, Philip]. Albany. To [the Board of War, 

DEC. 23 Philadelphia]. Fruitless efforts to contract for 

repair of arms; necessity of the work and Van 

Rensselaer s efforts. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in preceding entry. 44, 268 

1780 Warner, Seth. Bennington [Vermont]. To [George] 

DEC. 23 Washington [New Windsor]. Reduction of his 

regiment ; furloughing of officers because of their 
destitute condition; march of detachment to 
headquarters; impossibility of settling [William] 
Sherman s accounts; settlement of the recruiting 
accounts. L. S. 2 pp. 44, 273 

[1780] Warner, Seth. [Bennington, Vermont.] Return of non- 

[DEC. 23] commissioned officers and privates in Col. Seth 

Warner s regiment. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

preceding entry. 44, 272 

1780 Culper, Samuel. "727" [New York]. To John Bolton 

"154-fi [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Danbury? Connecti- 

[DEC. 24] cut]. Sailing of [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold 

for Virginia; feeling of British officers against 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



1649 



Arnold; report of a French fleet sailing from 
France; condition of British troops; prisoners 
sent to England; inhabitants deterred from aid 
ing prisoners in New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1780 Galvan, [William]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 24 [New Windsor], Applies for Inspectorship of 

the cavalry; his qualifications. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

Answered Dec. 26. 44, 277 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 25 [William] Heath [West Point]. Reform of Liv 

ingston s [1st Canadian] and Spencer s [Addi 
tional Continental] regiments; garrison of posts 
at King s Ferry. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 453 

1780 Arendt, Baron d . Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 25 ton [New Windsor]. His return to America; his 

report to Congress. L. S. 1 p. 44, 294 

1780 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 25 [New Windsor]. Prospect of obtaining recruits 

to fill Massachusetts quota of troops; question 
of enlistment for three years or during. the war; 
finances; large amount of clothing in Massachu 
setts brought in by privateers ; fault of Congress 
in not making proper clothing arrangements; 
difficulties of divided responsibility in purchas 
ing; clothing of the troops by the respective 
States; uncertainty of Massachusetts as to the 
matter; the specific supplies; quantity of cloth 
ing on hand; wishes directions; scheme of for 
warding men to camp; requests orders. L. S. 
11 pp. Answered, Jan. 9, 1781. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 181. 44, 287 

1780 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. To [George] Washington [Fish- 

DEC. 25 kill]. Case of Lieuts. [Jesse] Grant and [Jesse] 

Cook. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 26. 

44, 296 

Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 
[George Washington, New Windsor]. False re 
port of movement of the Connecticut militia; 
head winds preventing the start of despatches 
for France. L. S. 2pp. Answered Jan. 9, 1781. 

44, 295 

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1780 Wayne, Anthony. Mt. Kemble [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 25 Washington [New Windsor]. Contradictory in 

telligence of British; falling down of the fleet 
toward [Sandy] Hook; Arnold s presence on 
board; answers to queries obtained by a spy; 
efforts to obtain intelligence. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

44, 283 

[1780] [Wayne, Anthony.] [Mt. Kemble, New Jersey.] Questions 

[DEC. 25] given to a spy and answers obtained by him. 

A. D. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wayne to Washing 
ton, 1780, Dec. 25. 44, 285 
1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 
DEC. 26 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Command and garri 
son at Fort Schuyler. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 459 
1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. William 
DEC. 26 Galvan [Camp]. His claim to promotion. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 461 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Marquis de La- 

DEC. 26 fayette, Philadelphia. Expectation of aid from 

France; Comte de Rochambeau s intelligence; 

British relinquishment of embarkation. Auto. 

draft signed. 3 pp. In Ford, 9, 79. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 455 

1780 New Jersey, Legislature. Trenton. An Act for complet- 

DEC. 26 ing and keeping up the Quota of Troops belong 

ing to this State, in the service of the United 
States. 2 pp. Broadside. Enclosed in Shreve 
to Washington, 1781, Jan. 17. 45, 205 

1780 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 26 ton [New Windsor]. Appreciation of intelli 

gence sent by Washington; delay, caused by 
hurricane, of the expeditions against Pensacola 
and St. Augustine. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 
2, 1781. 44, 298 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 27 thanael] Greene [Cheraw, South Carolina]. In 

telligence of sailing of a British expedition from 
New York to the Southward. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 463 

1780 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Lt. Col. Alex- 

DEC. 27 ander Hamilton, Albany], Orders previously 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1651 

given respecting citizens employed at Albany ar 
mory; hides; inability to visit Albany; embar 
kation under Arnold reported at New York. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Hamilton, Works of Hamil 
ton, 1, 202. Haml. 4, 44 
1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To P[hilip] Van 
DEC. 27 Rensselaer, Albany. Discontinuance of armory 
at Albany; hides. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 465 

1780 Bonnel, James. Stony Point [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 27 [William] Heath, West Point. Distressed situa 

tion of deranged officers of Spencer s [Additional 
Continental] regiment; requests rations until 
their pay arrives. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1780, Dec. 28. 44, 321 

1780 Fisher, J . Fishkill Landing [New York]. To [Maj. 

DEC. 27 Gen. William Heath? West Point]. Impossi 

bility of obtaining boats to transport flour to 
West Point; clothing; use of small boats to col 
lect the flour. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Ad 
ditional note by [Capt.] P[eter] Anspach of lack 
of raft for transporting flour. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1780, Dec. 29. 44, 323 

1780 Otis & Henley. Boston. Return of clothing sent to Army 

DEC. 27 to care of James Bull. A. D. S. Tabular state 

ment. 1 p. Addressed to Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] 
Lincoln. Enclosed in Lincoln to Washington, 
1780, Dec. 25. 44, 293 

1780 Sheldon, Elisha. Northampton [Massachusetts]. To 

DEC. 27 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. March of 

his regiment to Northampton, Hatfield and Had- 
ley; effect of Washington s letter to Gov. [Jona 
than] Trumbull; no expectation of equipment 
from Connecticut. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Jan. 4, 1781. 44, 302 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 28 [Nathanael] Greene [Cheraw, South Carolina]. 

Capt. [Joseph] Eggleston [jr.] s conduct in case of 
Peter Bainbridge. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 473 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Oliver Phelps 

DEC. 28 and Samuel Osgood, Springfield [Massachusetts]. 



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Necessity of regular beef supply from Massa 
chusetts; salt beef. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 471 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Israel] 

DEC. 28 Shreve [Pomp ton, New Jersey]. Company to 

march to Wyoming; clothing. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 469 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 28 [Anthony] Wayne [Mt. Kemble,nearMorristown]. 

Protection of his camp ; gaining intelligence from 

New York; shirts; camp amusements. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 467 

1780 Greene, Nathanael. Cheraws [South Carolina]. To 

DEC. 28 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. His march 

to the camp on the Peedee; necessity of it; 
position of Lt. Col. [William] Washington and 
[Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Morgan; arrival of British 
recruits at Charleston; [Maj.] Gen. [William] 
Smallwood s errand in Maryland; Baron Steuben 
in Virginia; cavalry sent to Virginia; condition 
of Armand s legion; light skirmishes ; distress of 
the Army for clothing, food and necessaries; 
murders by Cherokees. A. L. S. 5 pp. An 
swered Feb. 2, 1781. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 189. 44, 312 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 28 [New Windsor]. Garrison force ordered to Ver- 

planck s and Stony Points ; difficulties of trans 
porting forage ; state of the roads; preparations 
for a foraging expedition ; need of quicker supply 
transportation; sailing of a British fleet from 
New York. L. S. 2 pp. 44, 319 

1780 Hnbley, Bernard. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 28 Washington, New Windsor. Conveyance of 

loyalist families into New York on a British 
flag vessel; fears for [Lt.] Col. [David] Hum 
phreys safety. A. L. S. 3 pp. 44, 310 

1780 Jones, Thomas. [New Windsor.] Return of persons 

DEC. 28 employed in the Department of the Field Com 

missary of Military Stores who have not received 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1653 

their depreciation of wages. Tabular list of 
names. A. D. S. in behalf of Richard Frothing- 
ham. 1 p. W 

1780 Keese, John. Fishkill [New York]. To Daniel Carthy 

DEC. 28 [West Point]. Flour at Fishkill Landing and 

other points; requests batteaux; scarcity of 
flour ; necessity of an impress warrant for teams. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1780, Dec. 29. 44, 326 

1780 Pickering, T[imothy]. [Newburgh.] To [Capt. Peter] 

DEC. 28 Anspach [Fishkill Landing. New York]. Order 

ing batteaux to carry flour to West Point; 
alternative directions. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1780, 
Dec. 29. 44, 325 

1780 Steuben, Baron. Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] 

DEC. 28 Washington [New Windsor]. Existence of 

abuses against military order; state of the 
Virginia Line; indiscriminate discharges and 
furloughs granted; rendezvous proposed; records 
to be kept; necessity of restraining officers from 
granting discharges and furloughs; method and 
forms adopted. L. S. 7 pp. Answered Feb. 6, 
1781. 44, 336 

1780 Wesson, J[ames]. West Point, To Maj. Gen. [William] 

DEC. 28 Heath [West Point]. His disablement; requests 

retirement on full pay. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1780, Dec. 28. 44, 320 

1780 Pickering, Timothy. Newburgh [New York]. To[Lt.]Col. 

DEC. 29 [Tench] Tilghman [New Windsor]. Transpor 

tation of flour to West Point by water: diffi 
culty in obtaining vessels; Pickering s orders 
and [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath s complaints. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 44, 317 

1780 Washington,] G[eorge], New Windsor. To Col. [Daniel] 

DEC. 29 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Virginia s intention to 

undertake an expedition against Detroit; list of 
artillery and stores required; Col. [George 
Rogers] Clark and aid to be given him. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman and 
Washington. In part in Ford, 9, 83, note. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 481 



1654 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. Zebulon 

DEC. 29 Butler, Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. Replacing his 

regiment at Wyoming by Continental troops; 
directions to join the Army. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 84, 
note. B. XII, pt. 2, 477 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Joseph Lewis, 

DEC. 29 Morris County [New Jersey]. State legislature s 

authorization to Washington to sign provision 

certificates. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 489 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 29 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Fishkill, New York], 

Readmission into the line of the Army of officers 
superseded while prisoners; difficulties of the 
case. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 475 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Israel] 

DEC. 29 Shreve [Pomp ton, New Jersey]. Scarcity of 

blankets; instructions for officers to go to Wyo 
ming; want of coats; shirts. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Job] 

DEC. 29 Sumner [Verplanck s Point]. His rank. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt, 2, 485 

1780 Dagworthy, M[ary]. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 29 Washington [New Windsor]. Forwarding three 

hundred and eighty pairs of stockings from the 
Ladies Committee to the soldiers. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Jan. 9, 1781. 44, 332 

1780 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 29 Washington, New Windsor. Provisions for car 

penters; salt beef; supply of forage and provi 
sions; call for returns; requests exchange of 
Capt. [Elijah?] Townshend. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

44, 327 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 29 [New Windsor], Cases of Col. [James] Wesson 

and Capt. [James] Bonnel; failure of flour sup 
ply and impossibility of obtaining boats for 
transportation; state of the roads. L. S. 2 pp. 

44, 318 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1655 

1780 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 29 [New Windsor]. Transmitting papers respecting 

the provision supply ; willingness to furnish men 
to the Quartermaster General [Timothy Picker 
ing]; need of a regular system in bringing for-, 
ward supplies. L. S. 1 p. 44, 323 

1780 Shreve, I[srael]. Jersey Camp [Pompton, New Jersey]. 

DEC. 29 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. Neces 

sity of having an exact return of New Jersey men 
in Col. [Oliver] Spencer s [Additional Continental] 
regiment prior to arranging the Jersey Line. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 31. 44, 333 

1780 Steuben, Baron. Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] 

DEC. 29 Washington [New Windsor]. Thanks for intelli 

gence [of British embarkation for the South] ; the 
Inspector s Department. L. S. 1 p. 44, 334 

1780 Tilghman, T[ench]. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

DEC. 29 Pickering [Totawa, New Jersey], Distress of 

West Point for provisions; transportation of 

supplies up the river. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 487 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions to 

DEC. 30 Capt. [Alexander] Mitchell [Pompton, New Jer 

sey]. To take post at Wyoming and protect the 
country. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XII, pt. 2, 491 

1780 Livingston, James. Verplanck s Point [New York]. Cer- 

DEC. 30 tificate of robbery of Capt. John D. P. Ten 

Eyck s chest. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1780 Read, Thomas. Verplanck s Point [New York]. Certifi- 

DEC. 30 cate of robbery of Capt. John D. P. Ten Eyck s 

chest. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1780 Shreve, I[srael]. Jersey Camp [Pompton, New Jersey]. 

DEC. 30 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Capt. 

Alexander Mitchell to command the detachment 
[ordered to Wyoming] ; his need of money ; dep 
uty sent to receive clothing for Shreve s brigade. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Dec. 31. 39, 332 

1780 Stark, John. Peekskill Hollow [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 30 Washington, New Windsor. State of his health; 

small number of his brigade; requests leave of 

absence. L. S. 1 p. 44, 342 



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1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Israel] 

DEC. 31 Shreve [Pompton, New Jersey]. Inability to 

supply money to Capt. [Alexander] Mitchell. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 495 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Israel] 

DEC. 31 Shreve [Pompton, New Jersey]. Jersey men in 

Spencer s [Additional Continental] and Living 
ston s [1st Canadian] regiments. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 497 

1780 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

DEC. 31 [John] Stark [West Point]. His retirement. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 493 

[1780] Morgan, Daniel. Camp on Pacolet Creek [South Carolina]. 

DEC. 31 To Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Cheraws, 

South Carolina]. Lt. Col. [William] Washing 
ton s victory at Hammond s Store. Contem 
porary copy by Greene. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Greene to Washington, 1781, Jan. 28. 45, 308 

Dated in error 1781. 

[1780] [Steuben, Baron.] Form of discharge adopted for the 

[DEC.] Virginia Line. 1 p. Enclosed in Steuben to 

Washington, 1780, Dec. 28. 44, 340 

[1780] [Steuben, Baron] Form of a pass adopted for furloughs in 

[DEC.] the Virginia Line. 1 p. Enclosed in Steuben to 

Washington, 1780, Dec. 28. 44, 341 

[1780] Steuben, [Baron]. Remarks on abuses existent in the Army 

[DEC.] and regulations proposed for their correction: 

Punishment of officers; officers servants; dis 
tribution of arms and ammunition; standing and 
other guards; pickett regulations; manoeuvers 
to be followed in case of attack; care of arms; 
returns; leaves of absence. D. S. 13 pp. En 
closed in Steuben to Washington, 1780, Dec. 28. 

44, 343 

[1780] [Washington, George.] [Preakness.] " Disposition for op 

posing the Enemy while we were Encamped at 
the Falls of Passaic 1781" A. D. 1 p. En 
dorsed by Washington as quoted. M. 1, 331 

[1780] [Washington, George.] Memorandum of estimate of the 

expense of the Quartermaster General s Depart 
ment 1780. A. D. 2 pp. M. 1, 267 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1657 

[1780] [Washington, George.] Memorandum [extracts from va 

rious letters of information respecting the force 
and situation at Halifax]. A. D. 1 p. 

M. 1, 385 

[1780] [Washington, George.] Memorandum of Order of Battle: 

In case of junction of the French and Ameri 
can troops and no detachment from the latter 
is made to the Northward 1781. 

In case of a separation and New York is at 
tacked by way of Long Island and York Island 
at the same time. 

If our Southern affairs should become so 
pressing as to compel us to relinquish the opera 
tion against New York and all offensive opera 
tions in this quarter. A. D. with diagrams. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Washington: "Disposition of the 
Army for the Campaign 1781 " W 

[1780?] Armand[-Tuffin], Ch[arles]. To [George Washington]. The 
complaints against his corps; punishment of 
offenders; failure of courts-martial to punish; 
trouble caused by officers outside the corps; 
stealing of poultry by the men ; inability to get 
along with [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling; 
hopes to be restored to Washington s favor. 
A. L. S. 4pp. (In French.) 115,114 

Translation by John Laurens, 115, 116. 

[1780] [Collins, John.] [Springfield, Massachusetts.] Charges 

against Ezekiel Cheever. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. 44, 97 

[1780] [Fitzsimmons, - .] Intelligence: Arrival of a British 
fleet at Charleston with reenforcements from 
Cork; ships coming to New York; situation of 
the British at Charleston. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Luzerne to 
Washington, 1780. 115, 60 

[1780] France. Armament ready at Brest to depart for America: 

List of vessels, etc. 1 p. (In French) Enclosed 
in Rochambeau to Washington, 1780, Dec. 13. 

44, 176 

A translation by Tilghman is on verso of his translation of Rochambeau 
to Washington 1780, Dec. 13. 

[1780] Fiihrer, . List of the German troops in America 

with the British Army. Names of regiments, 
commanders, numbers and stations. A. D. S. 
1 p. Endorsed by Washington: "List of the 
German Troops" W 



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[1780] [Hamilton, Alexander] Plan for attack on New York by 

advance from Westchester and Brooklyn; coop 
eration of the French. Auto, draft. 4 pp. 

116, 17 

[1780] [Harrison, Robert Hanson.] Return of non-commissioned 

officers and privates in the 4th [Continental] 
Dragoons belonging to the State of Pennsyl 
vania. A. D. 1 p. W 

[1780] La Luzerne, Chevalier de [Philadelphia.] To [George] Wash 
ington. Transmits intelligence from South Caro 
lina. A. L. S. in 3d person. (In French) 1 p. 

115, 61 

[1780] Prisoners, Tariff. Memorandum of value of the different 

ranks. 1 p. W 

[1780?] [Rochambeau, Comte de.] Order of battle of the 1st 
division of the Army under the command of. 
Translation by Alexander Hamilton. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Washington: "French Order of 
Battle." W 

[1780?] [Tilghman, Tench.] Questions proposed to Mr. Hunt and 
his answers : Depth of water and navigation of 
Hell Gate; suitable places for communication 
with Long Island east of Hell Gate; pilots for 
Hell Gate, the North River and Long Island 
Sound. A.D. with memorandum of distances by 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 3 pp. W 

[1780?] [Tilghman, Tench.] Return of non-commissioned officers 
and privates in Maj. [Benjamin] Whitcomb s 
Corps enlisted during the war. List of names. 
A. D. 2 pp. W 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions [to 

JAN. 1 Col. Timothy Pickering Totowa ? New Jersey]. 

Regulating and systematizing the Quartermaster 
General s Department; issues; providing tents, 
boats, etc. for next campaign; Artificer Corps. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 3 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Benjamin] 

JAN. l Tupper [Springfield, Massachusetts]. His fur 

lough. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 1 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Benja- 

JAN. l min Whitcomb, Coos, New Hampshire]. Reduc- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1659 

tion of his corps; orders to march his men to the 
various State lines into which they are to be 
incorporated. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 7 

1781 Angell, Israel. Johnston, Rhode Island. To [George] 

JAN. 1 Washington [New Windsor]. Disclaims respon 

sibility for not making a return of Rhode Island 
troops. A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 4 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. l [New Windsor]. Arrangement of the Massa 

chusetts Line; reported capture of [Lt.] Col. 
[David] Humphreys and party; advance of the 
enemy and Lt. Col. [William] Hull s movements. 
L. S. 2 pp. 45, 5 

1781 Hull, William. Pine s Bridge [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 1 [William] Heath [West Point]. Advance of the 

enemy and their retreat; reported sailing of a 
fleet from New York ; want of shoes and ammu 
nition. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 2. 45, 10 

1781 Macnair, Ralph & Co. New York. Amount of debts due 

JAN. 1 from American officers, late prisoners, on Long 

Island; names and amounts due from each. 
Oath of correctness of above sworn by Ebenezer 
Macnair before William Walton, Magistrate of 
Police. Feb. 21, 1783. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Smith to Washington, 1783, 
Feb. 25. 61, 337 

[1781] Phelps, Oliver. [Boston.] To [George] Washington. [New 

[JUNE l] Windsor.] Presenting an ox to Washington. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered June 1. 115, 46 

[1781] Massachusetts, Officers. List of names of officers com- 

[JAN. l] manding the Massachusetts Line. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 1. 45, 6 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

JAN. 1 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Corre 

spondence; Maj. [Caleb] Gibbs arrival; forwards 
box and papers for the Philanthropic Society 
"for the recovery of Drowned persons, in Phila- 
delphy." L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 9. 45, 1 

1781 [Rochambeau, Comte de.] Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

JAN - l Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull [Lebanon, Connecti 

cut]. New Haven as a place to quarter troops; 



1660 LJBEAKY OF CONGRESS 

winter quarters of troops; question of supplies; 
satisfaction with Col. [Jeremiah] Wadsworth; 
small encouragement received from supplies fur 
nished by Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in preced 
ing entry. 45, 2 
1781 Stark, John. Peekskill Hollow [New York]. To [George] 
JAN. 1 Washington, New Windsor. His health; need of 
money to enable him to return home. L. S. 1 p. 

45, 3 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. [New Windsor?] Return of recruits 

JAN. 1 unfit for service sent by Massachusetts. Tabu 

lar list of names. D. S. 2 pp. W 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen- 

JAN. 2 [Mordecai] Gist [Annapolis, Maryland]. Exer 

tions of the [Maryland] legislature for next cam 
paign; shirts. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 11 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Christo- 

JAN. 2 pher] Greene [Newport, Rhode Island]. Orders 

to join the Army; clothing for his regiment. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 13 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

JAN. 2 thanael] Greene [South Carolina]. Sailing of 

British expedition from New York under Arnold; 
report of affair between [Brig.] Gen. [Thomas] 
Sumter and Col. [Banastre] Tarleton [Black 
Storks, on Tyger River, South Carolina]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 9 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Don Francisco 

JAN. 2 Rendori [Philadelphia]. Misfortune to Spanish 

expedition against Pensacola; sailing of British 

detachment for the South. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

D. I, pt. 2, 1 

1781 Arnold, Benedict]. On board H. M. S. Hope [off Wil- 

JAN. 2 liamsburg, Virginia]. To the officer commanding 

the posts on shore. Responsibility of the people 
if opposition be offered; disclaims intention to 
injure; offers payment for supplies furnished. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Steuben 
to Washington, 1781, Jan. 8. 45, 64 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1661 

1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. Consenting to Col. Ar- 

JAN. 2 mand[-Tufnn] s recruiting his legion by volun 

teers from the line. Contemporary copy by 
Charles Thomson. 1 p. Enclosed in Armand to 
Washington, 1781, Oct. 21. 53, 22 

1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

JAN. 2 Washington [New Windsor]. Measures taken to 

transport flour by water; use of batteaux if bat- 
teau-men can be obtained. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Jan. 5. 45, 11 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 2 [New Windsor]. Orders respecting passage of 

boats on the river; safe return of [Lt.] Col. [Da 
vid] Humphreys and party; Capt. [Roger] 
Welles command; Lt. Col. [William] Hull s let 
ter; Capt. [Matthew] Chambers at Springfield 
[Massachusetts]. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 9 

1781 Palmer, John. Fishkill Landing [New York], Return of 

JAN. 2 vessels employed in the public service last sea 

son, the crews belonging to them and their fami 
lies. Tabular statement showing name of vessel, 
class, size, master, number of crew and number 
of their families. A. D. S. 1 p. On verso is 
auto, signed order of Alexander Hamilton to the 
Commissary of Issues, Jan. 21, to issue one ration 
to persons named until further orders. Enclosed 
in Pickering to Hamilton, 1781, Jan. 17. 45, 219 

1781 Sumner, J[ob]. Verplanck s Point [New York]. To 

JAN. 2 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Action of 

Congress respecting his rank. A. L. S. 1 p. 

45, 7 

1781 W[ayne,] A[nthony]. Mt. Kemble [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 2 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Mutiny of 

the Pennsylvania Line; march of mutineers 
toward Princeton; fruitless efforts to stop them; 
officers killed; attitude of mutineers. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Jan. 3. Tn Ford, 9, 90, note. 

45, 43 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Mount Kemble [New Jersey]. Pro- 

JAN. 2 posal [to the Pennsylvania mutineers] to meet a 

committee of sergeants; promise of effort to ob 
tain a redress of grievances and abstinence from 
punishment of the mutineers. 



1662 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Committee of Sergeants, Pennsylvania Line. Grievances 
of the Pennsylvania Line. Agreement to settle 
disputed enlistments by a board; address to be 
submitted to Congress. Contemporary copies by 
Moylan. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wayne, Butler and 
Stewart to Washington, 1781, Jan. 4. 45, 11 
1781 Webb, Samuel B[latchley] and F[rancis] Johnson. High- 

JAN. 2 lands. Extract from a division order of Maj. 

Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons consolidating 
certain [Connecticut] regiments; comments on 
same. D. S. 3 pp. In handwriting of Webb. 

W 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 3 William] Heath [West Point]. Capt. [Roger] 

Welles to continue in command of the water 
guards; transportation of flour down the river 
to West Point. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 15 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

JAN. 3 Rochambeau [Newport]. Sailing of British ex 

pedition under [Brig. Gen. Benedict] Arnold for 
the South; disaster to Spanish expedition [against 
Pensacola] ; requesting sentiments upon proposed 
cooperation with Spaniards; call for Col. [Chris 
topher] Greene s regiment. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 3 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JAN. John Stark [Peekskill, New York]. No money 

in the military chest. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 21 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 3 [Anthony] Wayne [Morristown, New Jersey]. 

Mutiny of the Pennsylvania line; general advice 

and directions. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 87. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 17 

1781 Diriks, J[acob Gerhard]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

JAN. 3 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Introduc 

ing Count de Rechteren [ ? ] Recent copy. 1 p. 

45, 91 

1781 Hazen, Moses. Memorandum of proceedings in court- 

JAN. 3-16 martial of Maj. [James Randolph] Reid and com 

ment on same. D. S. 1 p. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1663 

1781 [Humphreys, David.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

JAN. 3 Pickering [Totowa, New Jersey]. Removal of 

flour at Ringwood; rations for batteau-men at 
Fishkill; forwarding boats to King s Ferry. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. B. XIII, pt. 2, 23 

1781 latimer, Henry. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 3 Washington [New Windsor]. Account of the 

march of the [Pennsylvania] mutineers; efforts of 
[Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne and Cols. [Richard] 
Butler and [Walter] Stewart; the present situa 
tion. A. L. S. 5 pp. 45, 19 
1781 Miles, Samuel. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
JAN. 3 [New Windsor]. Forwarding the shirts received 
from the ladies of Pennsylvania. Recent copy. 
1 p. 45, 18 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elisha] 
JAN. 4 Sheldon [Northampton, Massachusetts]. Horses 
and recruits. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 25 

1781 A. B. [Secret Service.] Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. 

JAN. 4 To Lt. Col. Jacob Crane [Elizabethtown]. Re 

ceipt of news of revolt of the Pennsylvania line 
at New York; preparations of British to enter 
Jersey. 

Crane, Jacob. To [Brig. Gen. Antnony Wayne, Princeton, 
New Jersey]. Believe in truth of the above intel 
ligence ; assembling of the militia. Contemporary 
copy by Walter Stewart. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Wayne, Butler and Stewart to Washington, 1781, 
Jan. 4. 45, 15 

[1781] Committee of Sergeants, Pennsylvania Line. [Princeton, 

[JAN. 4] New Jersey.] To [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne 

[Princeton]. Request to know what men [in the 

Pennsylvania Line] are considered as entitled to 

their discharge. 

JAN. 4. [Wayne, Anthony.] To [the Committee of Sergeants]. 
Has sent express requesting a Committee of the 
Pennsylvania Council to meet the Committee of 
Sergeants to decide the question of discharges. 
[Committee of Sergeants.] To Wayne. Willingness to 
meet the [Council] Committee [at Princeton]. 
Contemporary copies by Stephen Moylan. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Wayne, Butler and Stewart to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 4. 45, 12 



1664 LJBRABY OF CONGRESS 

[1781] Committee of Sergeants, Pennsylvania Line. [Princeton, 

[JAN. 4] New Jersey.] Proposals. Discharges to be 

granted and arrearages of pay and clothing made 
up; exoneration of participants in the revolt; 
reliance upon Wayne to obtain fulfillment of 
these desires. Contemporary copy by Walter 
Stewart. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wayne, Butler and 
Stewart to Washington, 1781, Jan. 4. 45, 14 

1781 Franklin, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

JAN. 4 New Windsor], Willingness to accept appoint 

ment as Agent of American Prisoners in New 
York; mentions that he is obnoxious to Sir 
Henry Clinton. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 
10. 45, 25 

1781 Hand, Edward. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

JAN. 4 Washington [New Windsor]. Duration of his 

leave of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 

23. 30, 112 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 4 [New Windsor]. Transportation of flour by 

water; request for watch-coats and mittens for 

the Massachusetts troops. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 22 

1781 Heath, W[illiam] West Point. To Col. [Moses] Hazen 

JAN. 4 [Fishkill, New York]. Orders respecting abuses 

at Fishkill; quartermasters, commissaries, etc. 
under his direction; request a return of number 
rooms in barracks, occupants, women and 
children, etc; attention to the prisoners and the 
provost. Contemporary copy by Heath. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 16. 

45, 195 

1781 Morgan, Daniel. Camp on the Peedee [South Carolina]. 

JAN. 4 To Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Cheraws, 

South Carolina], Authenticity of account of Lt. 
Col. [William] Washington s success at Ham 
mond Stores; destruction of Fort Williams. 
Contemporary copy by Greene. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Greene to Washington, 1781, Jan, 13. 45, 145 
1781 Shippen, W[illiam] jr. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

JAN. 4 ington, New Windsor]. His resignation from the 

Army; requests a testimonial from Washington. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 13. 45, 24 

1781 Wayne, Anthony, Richard Butler and Walter Stewart. 

JAN. 4 Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] Wasliing- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1665 

ton [New Windsor]. Transmits correspondence 
of the mutiny; Washington s presence will be 
needed in another quarter; disposition of the 
[Pennsylvania] Line toward the common enemy; 
assembling of the New Jersey militia. A. L. S. 
of Wayne, signed also by Butler and Stewart. 
2 pp. Answered Jan. 8. 45, 16 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Princeton [New Jersey]. To the Com- 

JAN. 4 mittee of Sergeants of the Pennsylvania Line 

[Princeton]. Agreement to discharge and pay 
ment of arrears of pay and clothing. Contem 
porary copy by R[ichard] Butler. 2 pp. En 
closed in Wayne, Butler and Stewart to Wash 
ington, 1781, Jan. 4. 45, 13 
1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 
JAN. 5 Washington, New Windsor. Requests orders 
for batteaux to move flour from the river land 
ings; prospects of a supply; flour sent to Fort 
Schuyler. A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 33 
1781 Knox, H[enry]. [New Windsor.] Estimate of military 
JAN. 5 stores necessary for the campaign of 1781 and 
artillery proper for a siege, with note on cost of 
cannon carriages; quality of American manu 
factured articles. D. S. 3 pp. W 
1781 Skinner, Abraham. New Windsor. To [George] Washing- 
JAN. 5 ton [New Windsor]. Exchange of officers; 
distress of those on Long Island for want of 
firewood; disputed rank; case of Capt. [Thomas] 
Willing. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 8. 

45, 27 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. New Windsor. To [Lt.] Col. [Udny] 

JAN. 5 Hay [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Boats for 

bringing down flour. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 29 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. New Windsor. To [Col. Timothy 

JAN. 5 Pickering, Totowa, New Jersey]. Removal of 

flour at Ringwood. Auto, draft signed. 1 p 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 27 

1781 Barber, F[rancis]. Morristown [New Jersey]. To Col. 

J AN - 6 [Israel] Shreve [Pompton, New Jersey]. The 

bad policy in marching the New Jersey troops; 

feeling among them respecting the Pennsylvania 

mutineers; purpose of Barber s move to Chat- 

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1666 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ham. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Shreve to Washington, 1780, Jan. 8. 45, 71 

1781 [Bellecorabe? Mons. de.] Cape [Francois, San Domingo]. 

JAN. 6 To [Comte de Rochambeau, Newport, Rhode Is 

land]. News from Europe; French and British 
naval force in the West Indies; scattering of the 
Pensacola expedition by a hurricane. Contem 
porary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau 
to Washington, 1781, Feb. 2. 46, 46 

1781 [Committee of Sergeants,] Pennsylvania Line. [Princeton, 

JAN. 6 New Jersey.] To [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne 

[Princeton]. Pressing need of the clothing prom 
ised; desires to know when same will be fur 
nished. Signed by order of the board, William 
Bowzer, Sergt. 

[Wayne, Anthony.] Reply to above. Assurance of tak 
ing proper measures to obtain a full supply of 
clothing as soon as his terms of Jan. 4 are fully 
complied with. Contemporary copies by W[alter] 
Stewart on same document with Clinton, Sir 
Henry, to the person appointed by the Pennsyl 
vania troops, etc. 1781, Jan. 45, 86 

1781 [Greene, Nathanael.] Memorandum of the corps under 

JAN. 6 Lord Cornwallis. Names of regiments and their 

strength. 2 pp. Partly in Greene s handwrit 
ing. Memo, by Tilghman: " General Greene s 
estimates are in some instances too high as you 
will see by comparing them with mine taken 
from actual returns." Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 15. 46, 202 

1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

JAN. 6 Washington [New Windsor]. Flour cargoes fur 

nished the boats sent by Washington; would 
like more boats. A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 36 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 6 [New Windsor]. Announcing the Pennsylvania 

mutiny to the troops; their attitude and suffer 
ings; making out of returns of the Massachusetts 
troops. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 35 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 6 [New Windsor]. Plan of militia for an attempt 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1667 

upon the Refugees at Morrisania. L. S. 2 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 193. 

45, 39 

1781 Hull, William. Near Pine s Bridge [New York]. To 

JAN. 6 [Maj.] Gen - [William] Heath [West Point]. In 

tention to attempt collection of cattle and sheep 
below the Croton; American marauders and the 
villianies perpetrated on defenceless inhabitants; 
method of putting a stop to the outrages. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Wash 
ington, 1781, Jan. 8. 45, 89 

1781 Hull, William. Danforth s, near Pine s Bridge [New 

JAN. 6 York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [West 

Point]. Plan of militia for an attempt on the 
Refugees at Morrisania; requests to know if he 
should join in the attack. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 6. 

45, 40 

1781 Lurvey, James. West Point. Petition to Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 6 liam] Heath [West Point]. Offers made him by 

[Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold ; requests discharge 

from the service. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1781, Feb. 7. 46, 97 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 7 [William] Heath [West Point]. [Lt.] Col. [Wil 

liam] Hull s proposed enterprise [against the 
Refugees at Morrisania] ; the Pennsylvania mu 
tineers ; detachment and covering force for Hull. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 31 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions to 

JAN. 7 Brig. Gen. [Henry] Knox [New Windsor]. Jour 

ney to New England to obtain money and cloth 
ing for troops; necessity of measures. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 33 

1781 laurens, John. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 7 Washington [New Windsor]. Desire to confer 

with Washington respecting his mission [to 
France]; coertion of [Pennsylvania] mutineers 
by force the only practicable means. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 45, 53 



1668 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 7 [New Windsor]. Progress of the recruiting; ap 

plication to the assembly for clothing for recruits; 
rendezvous appointed at Springfield; weak state 
of the finances. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Jan. 10. 45, 50 

1781 Reed, Joseph and James Potter. Princeton [New Jersey]. 

JAN. 7 Proposals to the Pennsylvania mutineers: Dis 

charges to be allowed; settlement of pay depre 
ciation; clothing to be issued; exemption from 
punishment. Contemporary copy by B[enjamin] 
Fishbourn. 3 pp. Enclosed in Wayne to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 8. 45, 84 

1781 Reed, Joseph and James Potter. Proposals made to the 

JAN. 7 non-commissioned officers and soldiers of the 

Pennsylvania Line at Princeton. Broadside. 1 p. 
with manuscript changes by Reed. Enclosed 
in Reed and Potter to Washington, 1781, Feb. 
19. 46, 284 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. [Morristown]. To [George Washing- 

JAN. 7 ton, New Windsor]. The Pennsylvania mutiny; 

inability of Lafayette and himself to accomplish 
anything; demands of the mutineers; reluctance 
of the militia to attempt to subdue them; need of 
force; organization of the mutineers; St. Glair s 
dispositions A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 3, 195. 45, 58 

1781 [St. Simon, Marquis de.] Cape [Francois, San Domingo]. 

JAN. 7 To [Comte de Rochambeau, Newport, Rhode 

Island]. Loss among Spanish and French troops 
from sickness; refusal of Spanish to cooperate; 
condition of Cuba; [Don Josef] Solano s Pensa- 
cola expedition; St. Simon s opinion of [Gov. 
Bernardo] de Galvez; reported approach of 
French reenforcements at Martinico. Contem 
porary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau 
to Washington, 1781, Feb. 3. . 46, 52 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Trenton [New Jer- 

JAN. 7 sey]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. 

Settling the depreciation and pay of the New 
Jersey Line; favorable aspect of the mutiny 
situation; court-martial of the British emis 
saries. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 57 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1669 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Trenton [New Jer- 

JAN. 7 sey]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. 

The New Jersey Legislature s bill for settling the 

depreciation of pay of the New Jersey Line and 

completing the regiments. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 60 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 8 [William] Phillips [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Removal of Convention troops to Fort Frederick, 
Maryland; passport for storeship ; settlement of 
accounts. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. E. 391 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Abraham 

JAN. 8 Skinner [New Windsor]. Fire- wood for American 

prisoners; status of militia prisoners; Lt. Col. 
[Matthias] Ward and Capt. [James] Willing. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIII, pt. 2, 41 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 
JAN. 8 [Anthony] Wayne [Morristown, New Jersey]. 
Decision not to go to Princeton; confidence in 
his ability to manage the mutiny. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 37 

1781 Hazen, Moses. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 8 ington, New Windsor. Requests directions as to 

certain specified officers. L. S. 2pp. 46,117 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 8 [New Windsor]. Reenforcement ordered to Lt. 

Col. [William] Hull and force sent toward Pomp- 
ton; caution sent the guard at King s Ferry; 
plundering marauders. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 88 

1781 Hull, W[illiam]. Near Pines Bridge [New York]. To Maj. 

JAN. 8 Gen. [William] Heath, West Point. Objections 

to placing himself under command of Col. 
[Thomas] Thomas [for an attempt on Refugees 
at Morrisania]. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 10. 45, 104 
1781 Pettit, Charles. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

JAN- 8 New Windsor], Negotiation of bills on Wash 

ington s personal account; difficulty in finding 
a steward. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 80 

[1781] [Pettit, Charles.] [Philadelphia.] Memorandum of articles 

[JAN. 8] purchased for Genl. Washington. Enclosed in 

preceding entry. 45, 81 



1670 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George 

JAN. 8 Washington, New Windsor]. Pennsylvania mu 

tineers at Princeton ; letters brought by a British 
emissary; Sir Henry Clinton s proposals to the 
mutineers; St. Glair s orders to stop and search 
every one going in and coming out of Princeton; 
need of Washington s presence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

45, 72 

1781 Shreve, I[srael]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 8 Washington, New Windsor. March of a battalion 

of Jersey troops to Morristown; Shreve s failure 
to move; disgust of soldiers from poor quality of 
clothing issued; small number of Jerseymen to 
join the brigade from Col. [Oliver] Spencer s 
regiment; bad state of their arms; Shreve s 
intention of going to Chatham. L. S. 3 pp. 

45, 67 

[1781] Shreve, I[srael] [Pompton, New Jersey]. List of men of 

[JAN. 8] Col. [Oliver] Spencer s regiment belonging to the 

Jersey Line. D. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in pre 
ceding entry. 45, 69 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Petersburg [Virginia.] To [George] 

JAN. 8 Washington [New Windsor]. Account of British 

foray into Virginia; removal of stores; skirmish 
at Hoods ; lack of arms ; delay of militia in turn 
ing out; burning of Westham and Richmond; 
efforts to collect militia; want of arms. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered Feb. 6. 45, 65 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Princeton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 8 Washington [New Windsor]. Washington s ap 

proval of officers conduct; advises disbandment 
of the Pennsylvania Line; seizure of British 
emissaries; the general situation; movement of 
the mutineers to Trenton. A. L. S. 4 pp. En 
dorsed by Humphreys: "No Ansr given Vide 
Letter to Genl. St. Clair Jan. 12, 1781 " 45, 82 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Miss [Mary] 

JAN. 9 Dagworthy [Trenton]. Acknowledging stock 

ings for the New Jersey troops ; gratitude of the 
soldiers toward the ladies [of New Jersey]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. C. 4, pt. 1, 117 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 9 Nathanael Greene, South Carolina]. Sympathy 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1671 

for his distress; dispute of rank between [Maj.] 
Gen. [William] Smallwood and Baron Steuben; 
preposterous release of prisoners in the south; 
mutiny of Pennsylvania troops and their sur 
render of British emissaries. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. In part in 
Ford, 9, 98. B. Xllf, pt. 2, 45 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier de 

JAN. 9 La Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Acknowledging des 

patches for Sir Henry Clinton. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

D. I, pt. 2, 7 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Due de Lauzun 

JAN. 9 [Hartford], Acknowledging packet for Chevalier 

de La Luzerne. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. D. I, pt. 2, 11 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 9 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Boston]. Fatal effects of 

short enlistments ; clothing supply for main 
Army, for southern troops and recruits; officers 
to superintend recruiting. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 49 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

JAN. 9 chambeau [Newport]. The grounds for declining 

cooperation with the Spanish; cantonment of 
single regiments; arrival of [Maj.] Gen. [Alex 
ander] Leslie s detachment in North Carolina. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 9 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Israel] 

JAN. 9 Shreve [Pompton, New Jersey]. Clothing for 

his troops; scarcity of the supply; detention of 

men of Spencer s regiment. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 57 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

JAN. 9 [Petersburg, Virginia]. Waste and derangement 

of public stores in Virginia ; arrangement of Vir 
ginia officers; the 9th regiment; Col. [Daniel] 
Brodhead to act under Steuben s orders; pay of 
sub and brigade inspectors; mutiny of Pennsyl- 



1672 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

vania line and its surrender of British emissaries. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. XIII, pt. 2, 53 

1781 Wilkinson, James. Philadelphia, To Lt. Col. [Tench] 

JAN. 9 Tilghman, New Windsor. Some good effects 

expected from the Pennsylvania mutiny; cloth 
ing and money supply; shoes sent southward; 
clothing expected from France; clothing at the 
Cape [Capes of the Delaware?]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

45, 94 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Daniel] 

JAN. 10 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Friendly Indians; aid to 

Delawares; Col. [John] Gibson s regiment; con 
solidating the Independent companies with the 
State lines. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 65 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 10 [William] Heath [West Point]. Ordering meet 

ing of officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 59 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [John] 

JAN. 10 Nelson [Trenton, New Jersey]. Stockings do 

nated by ladies of New Jersey. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 67 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

JAN. 10 [Arthur] St. Clair [Morristown, New Jersey]. 

His journey toward Morristown; council of offi 
cers [at West Point]; answer to Sir Henry Clin 
ton; negotiations with the Pennsylvania muti 
neers. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In part in Ford, 9, 100, note. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 61 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Philip John 

JAN. 10 Schuyler, Albany]. Mutiny of the Pennsylvania 

line; delivering up of Sir Henry Clinton s emis 
saries by the mutineers. Auto, draft signed. 
3 pp. P, II, 261 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 10 [New Windsor]. Condition of affairs at Fishkill; 

question of Heath s authority covering that post. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 100 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 10 [New Windsor]. Orders to Lt. Col. [William] 



. CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1673 

Hull not to put himself under command of a 
militia officer; decrease of force at West Point 
and need of detachment sent toward Pompton; 
request for furloughs from returning prisoners; 
Maj. [Sebastian] Bauman s desire to experiment 
[in ranges of artillery fire]; arrangement of the 
Massachusetts brigade; flour and beef supply. 
L. S. 3 pp. 45, 103 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Highlands. To [George Wash- 

JAN. 10 ington, New Windsor]. Withdrawal of present 

garrison at Wyoming; jealousies of the settlers 
and their objections to troops [from Connecticut]. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Humphreys : "Ansd. 
by D. Humphreys that the Garrison had 
marched." 45, 101 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

JAN. 10 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Setback 

received by Spanish expeditions against Florida 
and Pensacola; cooperation; departure of Col. 
[Christopher] Greene s regiment. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Jan. 24. 45, 97 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Princeton [New Jersey]. To the Com- 

JAN. 10 mittee of Congress [to confer with the Pennsylva 

nia Executive, Trenton]. Introducing two emis 
saries from the British ; their loyalty to America ; 
suggests using them to take Sir Harry [Clinton] 
like a wood Cock in his own Springe" A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Jan. 16. Enclosed in Wayne to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 11. 45, 108 

1781 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. New Windsor. To [George] 

JAN. 11 Washington [West Point]. Difficulties experi 

enced in Philadelphia in efforts to equip his 
corps; intention of going to France to obtain 
accoutrements at his own expense if Congress 
will reimburse him; care of the legion in his 
absence; requests appointment of [Lt. Col. Jean 
Baptist] Ternant as Lt. Col. of his legion. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 45, 118 

1781 Colony, John W. [Succasunna, New Jersey.] Return of 

J AN - 11 ammunition, wagons, etc at "Suckesunny." 

Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. 45, 157 

1781 [Foot, Ebenezer.] [Fishkill, New York]. To [Daniel 

J AN - 11 Watrous, West Point] Supply of cattle; failure 



1674 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of the Massachusetts agent to procure same. 

Contemporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath 

to Washington, 1781, Jan. 12. 45, 128 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Kershaw s Ferry, Peedee River, 

JAN. 11 South Carolina. To [George] Washington [West 

Point]. Enclosing extract of letter of Brig. Gen. 
[Daniel] Morgan; [Charles, Earl] Cornwallis 
strength; Brig. Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail 
can inform as to the situation. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Feb. 27. 45, 115 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 11 [West Point]. Detachment held in readiness to 

march under command of Maj. Gen. [Robert] 

Howe. L. S. 1 p. 45, 117 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 11 Washington [West Point]. Reported move 

ments of the mutineers; surrender of British 
emissaries; retirement of the enemy; distress 
of [Lt.] Col. [Francis] Barber s detachment; 
exhausted state of [Morris] county. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Jan. 15 45, 113 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To Comte de 

JAN. 11 Rochambeau [Newport, Rhode Island]. Revolt 

of the Pennsylvania Line. Contemporary cop} . 

2 pp. Enclosed in Knox to Washington, 1781, 

Feb. 4. 46, 101 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Camp near Hood s [Virginia]. To 

JAN. 11 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. With 

drawal of the British; the attack at Hood s, flight 
of militia and loss of cannon; militia for defense 
of Fredericksburg; arms for militia; total want 
of all supplies. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Feb. 6. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 203. 45, 5 
1781 Tuckerman, Abraham. West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. ll [William] Heath [West Point]. His services and 

state of health; requests transfer to the Invalid 

corps at Boston. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 20. 45, 237 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 11 Washington [West Point]. Agreement of soldiers 

to take discharges; surrender of the British spies 
and their execution; measures to gradually 
re-obtain authority; advises getting rid of all 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1675 

the sergeants; promises of soldiers to reenlist, 
arrival of two more emissaries from Sir Henry 
[Clinton] ; their characters ; reported intention of 
Capt [Ichabod?] Ward to kidnap Washington. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 45, 108 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Charles] 

JAN. 12 Armand[-TufTm, New Windsor]. His request to 

go to France; offer to cloth and equip his corps; 
replacing of his major by Lt. Col. [Jean Baptiste] 
Ternant; Maj. [Henry] Lee [jr.] s promotion; 
rights of officers in Armand s corps. Auto, draft 
signed. 2 pp. B. XIII, pt. 2, 75 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 12 [William] Heath [West Point]. Investigation of 

provision issues at Fishkill. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 69 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 12 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Progress of the Penn 

sylvania mutiny; Maj. Gen. [Robert] Howe and 
command of the detachment [ordered against 
mutineers]; watchfulness to protect West Point. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. Extract in Ford, 9, 101, note. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 71 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj . Gen. [Ar- 

JAN. 12 thur] St. Glair [Trenton, New Jersey]. Aspect of 

the Pennsylvania mutiny and general directions. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. In Ford, 9, 100. B. XIII, pt. 2, 73 

1781 Board of War. Philadelphia. To [Brig. Gen. James Wil- 

JAN. 12 kinson, Philadelphia], Order to deliver leather 

breeches and socks to Capt. [Bartholomew] von 
Heer. 

Wilkinson, [James]. To [Col. John] Moylan [New Wind 
sor]. Order to furnish above articles. Contem 
porary copies. 1 p. Enclosed in von Heer to 
Washington, 1781, May 25. 49, 288 

1781 Chastellux, Chevalier de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

JAN. 12 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Compli 

ments ; introduces [Comte de Castries de] Charlus. 
A. L. S. 2pp. Acknowledged Jan. 28. 45,126 



1676 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Dickinson, Philemon. Princeton [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 12 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Distribu 

tion of clothing [to the mutineers] ; reported cap 
ture of vessels by the British. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Jan. 16. 45, 131 

1781 Dickinson, Philemon. [Princeton, New Jersey.] To 

JAN. 12 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Dickin 

son s disposition of militia because of the mutiny; 
execution of the two British spies; situation as 
to the mutineers; difficulty in feeding the militia. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 205. 45, 132 

1781 Dobbs, William. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 12 ington [New Windsor]. Recommending Capt. 

William Thompson as a pilot. L. S. 1 p. 

45, 129 

1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

JAN. 12 Washington, New Windsor. Requests orders to 

despatch boats for flour. A. L. S. 1 p. 48, 80 

1781 Hazen, Moses. Fishkill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

J AN - 12 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Inconveniences suf 

fered in moving his regiment to Fishkill; failure 
of the quartermaster to provide quarters or right 
ful allowance of provisions; orders of Dec. 20 
[1780] issued to obtain accurate information of 
affairs before entering complaint ; disregard and 
contempt experienced; disposition shown by 
quartermasters and [Col. Timothy] Pickering; 
amazing issues a source of suspicion. L. S. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 13. 

45, 197 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN - 12 [New Windsor]. Detachment in readiness to 

march ; slender garrison that will be left at West 

Point; question of [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe s 

command. A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 122 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN - 12 [New Windsor]. Pressing need of beef; rapid ex 

haustion of the salt-beef reserve. L. S. 1 p. 

45, 125 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Highlands. To [George] Wash 

ington [New Windsor]. Patriotic spirit in the 
Connecticut Line. A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 120 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1677 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. To [George] Washington [New 

JAN. 12 Windsor]. Introducing Comte [de Castries] de 

Charlus. L. S. 1 p. Acknowledged Jan. 24. 

45, 139 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Trenton [New Jersey] To [George] 

JAN. 12 Washington [New Windsor]. Terms with the 

mutineers; advises dissolution of the Pennsyl 
vania Line; execution of the spies; warning 
against kidnappers and assassins. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 45, 123 

1781 B. [British Secret Service.] Chatham [New Jersey]. To 
JAN. 13 [Capt G d]. Arranging a meeting. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Endorsed by David Hum 
phreys: "Copy of a Note from Cornelius H[at- 
field] to Capt. G d" W 

1781 Cheever, Ezekiel. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JAN. 13 Washington [New Windsor]. Arrest of John 

Collins; his actions; requests notice of his trial. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Humphreys: 
"Ansd. by the Letter to Col. Shephard of Feb. 
5, 1781." 45, 149 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Camp on the Peedee [South Caro- 

JAN. 13 lina]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. 

Difficulties encountered; supplies; size of Army 
necessary in South; destitute condition of the 
country; want of clothing; British in Virginia; 
preparations of enemy; difficulty in arranging 
the Virginia Line; [Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Morgan s 
letter; advantages in moving the French fleet 
and Army to the Chesapeake. A. L. S. 6 pp. 
Answered Feb. 27. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 207. 45, 141 

1781 Hazen, Moses. Fishkill [New York]. To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 13 ham] Heath [West Point]. His official letter 

respecting abuses at Fishkill; detachment ready 

to march. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath 

to Washington, 1781, Jan. 13. 45, 196 

1781 Heath. W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 13 [New Windsor]. Present temper of the troops; 

sympathy with the Pennsylvania mutineers; 
refusal of six companies of Col. [Rufus] Put 
nam s [5th Massachusetts] regiment to march; 
disinclination of the men in general to march 
against the mutineers. L. S. 3 pp. 45, 147 



1678 LIBBARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Heath, William.] West Point Garrison orders: Provi- 

JAN. 13 sions returns at Fishkill to be countersigned by 

commanding officers. Contemporary copy. En 
closed in Pickering to Washington, 1781, Jan. 14. 

45, 153 

1781 [Heath, William.] West Point. Extract from orders: All 

JAN. 13 provision returns to be made to Col. [Moses] 

Hazen. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 16. 45, 194 

1781 Penn, William and the Councillors of Cooshockung. Salem 

JAN. 13 [Pennsylvania]. To Col. Daniel Brodhead [Fort 

Pitt]. Inability to keep his promise to come 
Cusheushkee to live; requests that Brodhead 
keep his promise to build a fort at Cooshockung; 
Brodhead s enemies at Cooshockung; his resolve 
to fight. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Brodhead to Washington, 1781, Feb. 18. 

46, 267 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 14 William Heath, West Point]. Furloughs for 

[recently liberated] prisoners; clothing; arrange 
ment of the Massachusetts brigade; alarming 
state of supplies; fidelity of the soldiers; provi 
sion issues to quartermaster officers; detach 
ment to be used against the Pennsylvania mu 
tineers. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. Extract in Ford, 9, 102, note. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 79 

1781 Culper, Samuel. " 729 " [Setauket]. To John Bolton [Maj . 

"34i-ei" Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Connecti 

cut]. C[ulper] jr. to undertake [spy] work in the 
Spring; excitement caused among the enemy by 
the revolt of the Pennsylvanians; the new Par 
liament; low prices because of supplies furnished 
the British from Jersey [and Connecticut]; 
enormous size of the trade; has a plan for break 
ing it up. A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 158 

1781 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. [Morristown.] To [George] 

Washington [Morristown]. Ideas upon coopera 
tion with the French fleet and attack upon New 
York; calling out of the militia, etc. A. L. S 
2pp. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1679 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. [New Windsor.] To Col. [Timothy] 

JAN. 14 Pickering [Newburgh]. Investigation of provi 

sion issues; awaiting outcome of the Pennsyl 
vania mutiny. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 83 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. Newburgh. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 14 ton [New Windsor]. [Maj.] Gen. [William] 

Heath s "garrison order" respecting provision 
issues; Col. [Moses] Hazen s orders; the difficul 
ties and unwarranted assumption of power by 
Hazen. A. L. S. 4 pp. 45, 151 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. Newburgh. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 14 ton [New Windsor]. Difficulties in way of ob 

taining ox-teams for coming campaign; the as 
sessment question; hire of teams; advantages of 
tumbrils over wagons; officers carts; carriage of 
camp-kettles; inconveniences caused by various 
sizes of boats; uniformity needed. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 45, 161 

[1781] [Pickering, Timothy.] [Newburgh.] Estimate of wagons 

[JAN. 14] for a regiment of infantry under the new estab 

lishment of October 1780. A. D. Tabular state 
ment. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

45, 164 

[1781] [Pickering, Timothy.] [Newburgh.] Queries respecting 

[JAN. 14] ox-teams, camp-kettles and wagons for officers. 

A. D. 1 p. 45, 165 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 14 Washington [New Windsor]. Negotiations with 

mutineers; settlement of the enlistment ques 
tion; quietness of the British; wish to return to 
Pennsylvania; detachment to be ordered to the 
Pennsylvania huts. Jan. 15. Settlement of all 
questions with mutineers; surrender of arms and 
execution of British spies. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

45, 155 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj . Gen. Rob- 

J^N. 15 crt Howe, West Point]. Detachment against the 

[Pennsylvania] mutineers probably unnecessary. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 87 



1680 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781] W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [New Windsor.] To [Lt. Col.] 

[JAN. 15] John Laurens [New Windsor]. Instructions gov 

erning his mission to France. Draft signed. 
6 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton, 
with exception of last paragraph which is by 
Washington. In Ford, 9, 102. Haml. 3, 1 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Ar- 

JAN. ]5 thur St. Clair, Trenton, New Jersey]. Anxiously 

waiting intelligence of the [Pennsylvania] mu 
tiny. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 89 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George Washington, New 

JAN. 15 Windsor]. Scarcity of provisions and supplies; 

Col. [Philip Van] Cortlandt ordered to Fort 
Schuyler; returns delayed; need of Maj. [Nicho 
las] Fish. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 188 
1781 Destouches, Chevalier. On board the Neptune, Rhode 
JAN. 15 Island. To [George Washington, New Windsor]. 
Introducing Chevalier de Granchain. L. S. 2 
pp. (In French) 45, 174 
1781 Gates, Horatio. Berkeley County, Virginia. To [George] 
JAN. 15 Washington [Morristown]. Acknowledging re 
ceipt of letters; postponement of court of in 
quiry on his conduct. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
May 12. 35, 92 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 
JAN. 15 [New Windsor]. Reported advance of British 
into Jersey. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 170 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 15 [New Windsor]. Readiness of the detachment to 

march; willingness of the men to act; false re 
port of refusal of six companies of Col. [Rufus] 
Putnam s [5th Massachusetts] regiment to draw 
provisions; interruption of necessary work by 
holding the detachment in readiness. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered same day. 45, 171 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. [New Windsor.] To [Col. Timothy 

J AN - 15 Pickering, Newburgh, New York], Rush of busi 

ness; the Pennsylvania mutiny; issues to the 
quartermasters. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 93 

1781 Reid, James R[andolph]. West Point. Defense before 

JAN. 15 court-martial. D. S. 55 pp. W 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1681 

1781 Stoutenburgh, Isaac. Albany. To [Brig.] Gen. [James] 

JAN. 15 Clinton [Albany]. Impossibility of furnishing 

supplies to Fort Schuyler from want of cash; 
troops at Schenectady and Saratoga being sup 
plied by assessment and expected failure of this 
method. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Clinton to Washington, 1781, Jan. 15. 45, 189 

1781 Townes, John. Haddril s Point [South Carolina]. Defense 

JAN. 15 before court-martial of accusations brought by 

[Brig.] Gen. [Charles] Scott. A. D. S. 4 pp. 

Enclosed in Townes to Washington, 1781, Apr. 

25. 45, 175 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 16 [Philemon] Dickinson [Princeton, New Jersey]. 

Approving his course in the Pennsylvania 

mutiny; dismissal of militia. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 99 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 16 [William] Heath [West Point]. Intelligence from 

Jersey; flour for West Point. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 97 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 16 Anthony Wayne, Trenton New Jersey]. End of 

the [Pennsylvania] mutiny. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. xrn, pt. 2, 101 

1781 Dubuysson, Chevalier. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

JAX. 16 ington [New Windsor]. His promotion to 

Colonel in the French West Indies service ; appre 
ciation of Washington s aid in procuring same; 
requests his exchange. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Feb. 1. 45, 201 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 16 [New Windsor]. The command at Fishkill; 

Heath s authority and his orders; control of the 
Quartermaster General s department at separate 
posts; requests Washington s opinion on his 
recent actions; fatigue experience in transport 
ing flour in [row] boats; great want of paper. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 20. 45, 192 

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1682 LIBRAE Y OF CONGRESS 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George Washington, 

JAN. 16 New Windsor]. Confidence in the willingness 

of the Massachusetts troops; grounds of their 
reported refusal [to march against the Pennsyl- 
vanians]; good disposition of [Brig.] Gen. 
[Samuel Holden] Parson s men; recommends 
occasional rum issue to the men. L. S. 3 pp. 

45, 199 , 

1781 Hull, William. Crompond [New York]. To [Maj. Gen/ 

JAN. 16 William Heath, West Point]. Forwarding New ( 

York papers; report of three British regiments 
gone into the Jersey; preparations for an expe 
dition. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 18. 45, 222 

178i Knox, H[enry]. Boston. To [John] Lowell [Boston]. 

JAN. 16 Grievances of the Massachusetts troops; their 

expectations and measures necessary. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Knox to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 4. 46, 102 

1781 Massachusetts, General Court. [Boston.] Resolves making 

JAN. 16 up to the soldiers their stoppages of pay, etc.; 

gratuity of $24 per man; coats ordered. Con 
temporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Knox to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 4. 46, 103 

1781 . Reid, James Randolph. West Point. Court-martial of. 
JAN. 16 Extract of proceedings: Col. [Moses] Hazen s 

motion to expunge parts of Reid s defense from 
the record and opinion of the court thereon. 
Contemporary extract. Enclosed in Hazen to 
Washington 1783, May 29. 63, 126 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. North Hampton [Massachusetts]. 1 

JAN. 16 Return of arms and accoutrements wanting to 

complete the 2d Dragoons. Contemporary copy. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. Enclosed in Cheever 

to Washington, 1781, Jan. 20. 45, 234 

1781 Cadieux, Pierre. "Dehose pointe" [West Point]. To 

JAN. 17 Marquis de Lafayette [New Jersey?] Petition 

for aid in obtaining reimbursement of expense 

caused him by his trip to Canada under orders; 

A. D. S. 1 p. (In French) w 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

JAN. 17 Windsor]. Flour sent to Fort Schuyler; arrange- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1683 

ment of 1st and 2d New York regiment; inten 
tion of visiting Washington. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

45, 208 

1781 Gosselin, Clement. Fishkill [New York]. Certificate of 

JAN. 17 service performed by Pierre Cayen [Cadieuxj. 

A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George Washington, 

JAN. 17 New Windsor]. The Pennsylvania mutiny; need 

of shoes. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 19. 

45, 210 

1781 Irvine. William. Trenton. To [George] Washington [New 

JAN. 17 Windsor]. Taking of men s oath s as to enlist 

ments; furlough of all the Pennsylvania Line; 
measures to reenlist. 

Wayne, Anthony. To Washington. Discharge of the 
whole Pennsylvania Line; arms packed and sent 
to Philadelphia; requests recruiting instructions. 
A. Ls. S. 1 document. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 3. 

45, 209 

1781 Knox, George. King s Ferry [New York]. ToMaj.Gen. 

JAN. 17 [William] Heath [West Point]. Lack of all pro 

visions; relies on West Point for a supply. 
A. L. S. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 
1781, Jan. 18. 45, 223 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

J AN - !7 [New Windsor]. Effect of news of the Pennsyl 

vania Line revolt; gratuity voted the Massa 
chusetts soldiers; measures to supply clothing. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 10. 45, 206 

1781 [Massachusetts, Second Regiment, Sergeants.] West Point. 

JAN. 17 To Lt. Col. [Ebenezer] Sprout [West Point]. 

Stating grievances and praying for redress. 1 p. 

Signed by twenty-two sergeants. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 20. 45, 239 

1781 Pennsylvania line. Officers. Arrangement | of the | Penn- 

JAN - 17 sylvania | Line, | January 17, 1781. | Names of 

officers by regiments and in order of rank. pp. 
1-9. Also, Jan. 22. Plan and Instructions | for 
Recruiting the Pennsylvania Line. pp. 10-15. 
Pamphlet. 12 Philadelphia, Printed and 
Sold by Francis Bailey. Enclosed in Reed and 
Potter to Washington, 1781, Feb. 19. 46, 281 



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1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [Lt.] Col. [Alex- 

JAN. 17 ander] Hamilton [New Windso^]. Destitute 

situation of masters and crews of vessels em 
ployed in the Continental service; approves their 
request for rations during the winter; A. L. S. 
3 pp. 45, 217 

See Hamilton s endorsement on letter of Pickering, 1781, Jan. 18. 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Mr. Hooper s near Trenton [New Jer- 

JAN. 17 sey]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor], 

Present situation of the mutiny; terms granted; 
discharges given; care of the arms and artillery; 
British on Staten Island; reported arrival of 
French troops at Rhode Island; movements of 
the Jersey troops; leave of absence; the gout; 
officers completing negotiations with the muti 
neers. A. L. S. 3 pp. 45, 297 

1781 Shreve, I[srael]. [Pompton, New Jersey.] To [George] 

JAN. 17 Washington [New Windsor]. Act of New Jer 

sey legislature to make up depreciation [of pay] to 
the line ; fear of effect of discharge of the Pennsyl- 
vanians; encloses law for filling up the New 
Jersey battalions; requests leave of absence. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 204 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 17 [William] Heath [West Point]. Impossibility of 

navigating [the Hudson]; ill success in urging 
Col. [Timothy] Pickering to bring up salt and 
rum from Claverack [New York]; failure to ob 
tain rum and spirits from Springfield [Massa 
chusetts]; failure of cattle supply; beef at Pough- 
keepsie and Fishkill; soap and candles; Benjamin 
Stevens willingness to continue in the service. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 224 

1781 Glover John. West Point. To [George] Washington [New 

J AN - 18 Windsor]. Question of filling vacancies in the 

Massachusetts line; Gov. [John] Hancock s ap 
pointments. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 19. 

45, 213 

1781 Heath, WRlliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN - 18 [New Windsor]. Exhaustion of beef supply; 

prospects of more; the salted article; the situa 
tion; lack of rum. L. S. 3 pp. 45, 220 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1685 

1781 King, Joseph. Fishkill Landing [New York]. To Col. 

JAN. 18 Tench Tilghman [New Windsor]. Clothing want 

ing for the [Baldwin s] regiment of Artificers. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1781 Moylan, John. [Philadelphia.] To Lt. Col. Tench Tilgh- 

JAN. 18 man [New Windsor]. Board of War s request to 

furnish clothing to Oneida and Tuscarora In 
dians. A. L. S. 1 p. On verso of Board of 
War to Tilghman, 1781, Jan. 4. W 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. [Newburgh.] To [Lt.] Col. [Alex- 

JAN. 18 ander] Hamilton [New Windsor]. Requests to 

know the time for rendezvousing the ox-teams. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Hamilton: "Ox- 
teams to rendezvous the middle of May" and 
"Provisions to be issued to the Capts. & Crews." 

45, 215 

The second endorsement answers Pickering s letter of Jan. 17 ante. 

1781 Vose, Joseph. West Point. To Brig. Gen. [John] Glover 

JAN. 18 [West Point]. Promotions in his regiment ; war 

rants sent by Gov. [John] Hancock; claim of the 
officers. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Glover to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 18. 45, 214 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JAN. 19 [John] Glover [West Point]. Promotions. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 107 

1781 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 19 [William] Heath [West Point]. Need of beef; a 

proposed enterprise [against Morrisania]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 103 

1781 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor] To Maj. Gen. 

JAN - 19 [Robert] Howe [West Point]. Shoes. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XII, pt. 2, 105 

1781 Giles, Edward. [Camp on Cane Creek, South Carolina.] 

JAN - 19 List of commissioned officers in action of Jan. 17 

[Battle of Cowpens]. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, Jan. 28. 

45, 310 

1781 Gist, Mordecai. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George Wash- 

JAN - 19 ington, New Windsor]. Passage of a bill to raise 



1686 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

a thousand men for three years; method of rais 
ing same; encloses report of Committee of the 
House of Delegates on Gist s letter; British in 
Hampton Roads. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 225 

1781 Morgan, Daniel. Camp near Cane Creek [South Carolina]. 

JAN. 19 To [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [On the Pedee, 

South Carolina]. His retreat to the Cowpens; 
account of the battle, victory and loss of the 
enemy. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 28. 45, 314 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 20 liana] Heath [West Point]. Reasons for desiring 

delay in investigating provision issues at Fish- 
kill. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 109 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de Ro- 

JAN. 20 chambeau, Newport]. The Pennsylvania mu 

tiny and its causes; want of money and reestab- 
lishment of expresses; desire to visit Rocham- 
beau; Lt. Col. [John] Laurens s mission to France. 
Draft. 5pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. In Ford, 9, 114. D. I, pt. 2, 13 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Israel] 

JAN. 20 Shreve [Pompton, New Jersey]. Officers to be 

sent on recruiting service. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 113 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. [Benjamin] 

JAN. 20 Throop [Ringwood, New Jersey]. Orders to re 

turn to West Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 115 

1781 Cheever, Ezekiel. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JAN. 20 Washington [New Windsor]. Maj. [Benjamin] 

Tallmadge s request; lack of saddles and leather; 
neglect of Board of War to order any; expected 
loss of good workmen from want of money for 
pay. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 232 

1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

JAN - 20 Washington [New Windsor]. Transportation of 

the specific supplies; stores collected ordered to 
Fishkill; requests directions. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Jan. 30. 45, 231 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1687 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 20 [New Windsor]. Fears of future provision sup 

ply; necessity of transportation arrangements 
by the Quartermaster General [Col. Timothy 
Pickering]; case of Oliver Richards; representa 
tion of sergeants of the Massachusetts Line; en 
listment of men of one State by officers of an 
other; preparations for enterprise [against Mor- 
risania]. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 29. 

45, 235 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 20 [New Windsor]. Capt. [Abraham] Tuckerman s 

request. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 238 

1781 Shreve, Israel. Pompton [New Jersey], To [George] 

JAN. 20 Washington, New Windsor. Revolt of the 

Jersey Line; their drunken state; measures 

taken and taking. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 

7, 561. 45, 227 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

J AN - 2 [George Washington, New Windsor]. News of 

revolt of the Pennsylvania Line; expected 

arrival of transports at Boston. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered Feb. 7. 45, 229 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Lt. Col. 

JAN. 21 Francis Barber, Ringwood? New Jersey]. Capt. 

[William B.] Gifford s case; watchfulness neces 
sary. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 123 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier de 

J AN - 21 Chastellux [Newport, Rhode Island]. The Comte 

[de Castries] de Charlus; suppression of mutiny 

of the New Jersey Line; friendship. Auto, draft. 

2 pp. P. II, 269 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Frederick] 

JAN - 21 Freylinghausen [Turkey, New Jersey]. The 

[Jersey] revolt; decisive measures necessary. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. Extract in Ford, 9, 118, note. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 121 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

JAN - 21 Pickering [Newburgh]. Transportation of salt- 

beef and flour to West Point; responsibility; 



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flour at Ringwood. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

" B. XIII, pt. 2, 127 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Israel] 

JAN. 21 Shreve [Pompton, New Jersey]. Detachment 

ordered against the [Jersey] mutineers ; summary 

action ordered. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 119 

1781 Girty, Thomas. Pittsburg. To [Simon Girty and others, 

JAN. 21 Detroit ?] Expectation of no less than a hundred 

persons willing to go [from Pittsburg] to Detroit. 

Contemporary copy by Brodhead. 1 p. With 

memo, that the real author is Myndert Fisher. 

Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1781, 

Mar. 27. 47, 267 

1781 Hart, William D . Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 21 Washington, New Windsor. Revolt of the 

Jersey Line. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 255 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 21 liam] Heath [West Point]. Revolt of the Jersey 

troops; orders for detachment to march against 

them. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 117 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. [New Windsor]. To Maj. [Benja- 

JAN. 21 min] Throop [Ringwood, New Jersey]. Orders 

to remain in his present position on account of 
the New Jersey revolt; cultivation of good dis 
position among his men. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. XIII, pt. 2, 125 

1781 Neilson, John. Trenton. To [George] Washington, New 

JAN. 21 Windsor. Stockings received from ladies of New 

Jersey have been forwarded to the army. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 243 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. Newburgh [New York]. To Capt. 

J AN - 21 [Daniel] Niven [West Point?]. Inability to fur 

nish ox-teams to haul logs for rafts. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. 45, 247 
1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 
JAN - 21 ton [New Windsor]. Effect of the New Jersey 
revolt on the States; Schuyler s suggestion of a 
Convention of the Eastern States to settle all 
differences and delegate power to prosecute the 
war with vigor. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 213. 45, 245 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1689 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Trenton. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 21 [New Windsor]. Pennsylvania troops discharged; 

enlistments found to be for the war; care of the 
arms; furloughs granted; recruiting measures; 
requests orders; Governor [President Joseph] 
R[ee]d s precipitate zeal; case of Captain- 
lieutenants; requests to be relieved from the 
recruiting service. A. L. S. 4 pp. 45, 249 
1781 [Washington, George.] West Point. Instructions [to Maj. 

JAN. 22 Gen. Robert Howe, West Point]. Suppression of 

the Jersey mutiny. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. In Sparks, 7, 380. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 129 

1781 Humphreys,] D[avid]. [West Point.] To Col. [Timothy] 

JAN. 22 Pickering [Newburgh]. Horses for the artillery 

and tents. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 133 

1781 Pennsylvania Line, Recruiting. Plan and instructions for 

JAN. 22. recruiting. See Pennsylvania Line, Officers, 

1781, Jan. 17. 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. Newburgh. To [Lt.] Col. [David] 

JAN. 22 Humphreys [New Windsor]. Efforts to obtain 

horses by impress warrants from justices [of the 

peace]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 257 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge], New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 23 [Edward] Hand [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. His 

appointment as Adjutant General; need for his 

presence. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 

Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 139 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Phil- 

J AN - 23 emon] Dickinson, Trenton [New Jersey]. Letter 

for the Governor [William Livingston]; action 
desired. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 137 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

JAN - 23 Washington [New Windsor]. Failure of beef 

supply; prohibitive Act of Virginia; Gov. 
[Thomas] Jefferson s purchases in the vicinity; 
Brodhead s refusal to permit exportation of the 
grain; council of British and Indians at Detroit; 
Brodhead s force; necessity of capturing De 
troit and Niagara; need of clothing for troops; 
lack of money or goods to purchase stock from 



1690 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

the Moravian Indians; need of goods for pres 
ents to Indians; force necessary at Fort Pitt. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Feb. 28. 45, 262 
1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. Approving Col. Ar- 

JAN. 23 mand[-Tuffin] s plan of obtaining clothing and 

equipment for his legion; leave to go to France; 
money to recruit the legion; procuring of horses 
and other matters. Contemporary copy attested 
by George Bond. 2 pp. Enclosed in Armand 
to Washington, 1781, Oct. 21. 53, 20 

1781 Frelinghuysen, Frederick. Turkey [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 23 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Negotia 

tions with the New Jersey mutineers; their re 
turn to duty and pardon granted. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

46, 328 

1781 Humphreys,] D[avid]. [New Windsor.] To [the officer 

JAN. 23 commanding the artillery, New Windsor]. Or 

ders for detachment to move to Ringwood and 
to take orders from Maj. Gen. [Robert] Howe. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. XIII, pt. 2, 141 
1781 Martlings, Barent. Fishkill Landing [New York]. To 

JAN. 23 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. His serv 

ices and present distress; prays for relief. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 259 

[1781] New Jersey, Troops. Mutiny. Form of pardon granted to 
[JAN. 23?] the mutineers. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 

closed in Dayton to Washington, 1781, Jan. 23. 
In Sparks, 7, 562. 45, 273 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Horseneck [Connecticut]. To 

JAN. 23 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath, West Point. Success 

of the attempt [on Morrisania]; fatigue of the 
troops. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 25. 45, 281 

1781 Welles, R[oger]. Haverstraw [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 23 William Heath, West Point]. Report of his 

movement below Phillips Manor; desertion of 
two Massachusetts men. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 25. 

45, 282 

1781 Willing, James. Provost Goal, New York. To [George] 

JAN - 23 Washington [New Windsor]. His capture and 

sufferings in retaliation for treatment of Lt. 

Col. Rogers; prays that latter may be paroled. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 260 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1691 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Chevalier 

JAN. 24 Destouches, Newport]. Flour for the French 

fleet and Gov. [George] Clinton s assurances. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamil 
ton. D. I, pt. 2, 23 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de 
JAN. 24 Rochambeau, Newport]. Mutiny of the Jersey 
line; Arnold in Virginia. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 2, 21 

1781 Bogert, Theunis. Continental Village [New York]. To 

JAN. 24 [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath [West Point]. Suc 

cess of raid on Morrisania. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 25. 

45, 283 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 24 Washington [New Windsor]. Revolt of the Jer 

sey troops; result of negotiations; fears renewal 
of trouble; embarkation at New York; form of 
pardon of mutineers enclosed. L. S. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, 7, 561. 45, 271 

1781 Forrest, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

JAN. 24 New Windsor]. Wish to retire; suggests that 

[Lt.] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton take his place. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 270 

1781 Greene, N[athanael]. Camp Pedee [South Carolina]. To 

JAN. 24 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. [Brig.] 

Gen. [Daniel] Morgan s victory [at the Cowpens]; 
inability to improve the occasion through want 
of supplies; desires Washington to urge Congress 
to fill up the [Southern] Army and form maga 
zines of provisions, etc.; the general situation; 
confidence of officers and men in Greene; rank 
disputes, etc. ; Baron Steuben requested to keep 
Washington informed of events in Virginia. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Feb. 27. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 214. 45, 266 

[1781] Greene, Nathanael. Camp on the Pedee [South Carolina]. 

[JAN. 24] To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Thanks 

for Washington s private letter of Dec. 18 ; [Brig.] 
Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail can inform as to 
state of the Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 45, 268 
1781 Greene, Nathanael. Camp on Pedee, South Carolina. To 

JAN. 24 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. An- 



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nouncing the victory at Cowpens ; British stand 
ards will be sent later. Copy by Greene. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, Jan. 28. 

45, 313 

1781 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Bedford [New York]. To 

JAN. 24 [Maj. Gen. William Heath, West Point]. March 

of his troops to Crompond; Parsons delay on 
account of snow; inadvisability of moving the 
troops from Crompond. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1781, Jan. 25. 45, 284 

1781 Sheldon, Elisha. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JAN. 24 Washington, New Windsor. State of his regi 

ment; obtaining of horses; enlistment terms. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 30. 45, 264 
1781 Sumner, J[ob]. Verplanck s Point [New York]. To 

JAN. 24 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. His wish 

to exchange with a Captain in Col. James Living 
ston s [1st Canadian] regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Feb. 23. 45, 269 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To the Officer 

JAN. 25 commanding British fleet at New York [Vice- 

Adml. Marriot Arbuthnot]. Reports of inhuman 
treatment of naval prisoners; request that an 
American officer be permitted to investigate. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 119. E. 397 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Sir Henry 

JAN - 25 Clinton [New York]. Compliance with request 

of Maj. Gen. [William] Phillips to exchange cer 
tain officers; method of exchange proposed; ap 
pointment of John Franklin, Agent of Prisoners 
to reside in New York; complaints of treatment 
of American naval prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. E. 393 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 25 [William] Heath [West Point]. Success of enter 

prise against Morrisania [New York]; rest for 
troops of Maj. Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. In Sparks, 7, 385. B. XIII, pt. 2, 145 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 25 [William] Heath [West Point]. Ability of Capt, 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



1693 



[Job] Sumner to carry out a proposed enterprise 
against enemy. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 147 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 25 [Robert] Howe [Ringwood, New Jersey]. Anx 

iety for news of the Jersey revolt. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 149 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Col. Timothy 

JAN. 25 Pickering, Newburgh]. Forage; desires a sleigh; 

delay in furnishing horses. Auto, draft signed. 
2 pp. B. XIII, pt. 2, 151 

1781 Howe, Robert. Turner s Clove [New York]. To [George] 

JAN. 25 Washington [New Windsor]. Progress of his 

march toward Ringwood. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 276 
1781 Howe, Robert. Ringwood [New Jersey]. To [George 

JAN. 25 Washington, New Windsor]. The Jersey muti 

neers return to the Pompton huts; measures 
taken; the present situation and Howe s inten 
tions. L. S. 3 pp. 45, 278 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 
JAN. 25 [New Windsor]. Success of expedition against 
Morrisania; holding of troops at Crompond 
because of their fatigue; temper of the troops 
sent to the Jerseys. L. S. 1 p. 45, 280 
1781 Hull, William. Crompond [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 
JAN. 25 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Highlands], Report of 
his destruction of British huts at Morrisania; 
dispositions made and success of the expedition. 
A. L. S. 6 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1781, Jan. 28. 46, 4 
1781 lee, Henry, jr. Sampit River [South Carolina]. To [Maj.] 
JAN. 25 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Pedee River]. Com 
plete surprise of British post at Georgetown 
[South Carolina]. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, Feb. 9. 

46, 140 

1781 lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 25 [New Windsor]. Refers to [Maj.] Gen. [Henry] 

Knox for news; exchange matters; requests 
exchange of certain citizens. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Feb. 10. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 216. 45, 274 



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[1781] [Lincoln, Benjamin.] [Boston.] List of citizens of South 

[JAN. 25] Carolina, prisoners with the enemy who desire to 

be exchanged. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 45, 275 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Highlands. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 25 [William] Heath [West Point]. Account of the 

attack on Morrisania; destruction of the British 
huts and complete success of the expedition. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1781, Jan. 28. 46, 2 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 
JAN. 26 [New Windsor]. Orders given Maj. Gen. [Samuel 
Holden] Parsons to forward a battalion to Maj. 
Gen. [Robert] Howe. A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 291 
1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Highlands.] Return of 
JAN. 26 killed, wounded and missing in an expedition 
against Morrisania [New York]. Tabular state 
ment. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in lie^ath to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 28. 45, 322 
1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Wash- 
JAN. 26 ington [New Windsor]. Teams with tents and 
entrenching tools sent forward to Ringwood; 
further impressment; need of sleighs. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 45, 288 
1781 Washington, George. Ringwood. To [the officer com- 
JAN. 27 manding the New Jersey Line, Pornpton, New 
Jersey]. Manner of settlement of difficulties in 
the Jersey Line; leniency. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 157 

1781 [Washington, George.] Ringwood [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 27 [Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne, Princeton, New 

Jersey]. The Pennsylvania and New Jersey mu 
tinies; case of rank of Captain-lieutenants. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 155 
1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To Lt. Col. 
JAN - 27 Francis Barber, Pompton [New Jersey]. Expec 
tation of advance into Jersey by [Lt.] Gen. Rob 
inson [James Robertson]; suggests advancing 
500 men to Troy or Cranetown [New Jersey]; 
seizure of British sympathizers. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Barber to Washington, 1781, Jan. 29. 

46,24 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1695 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 27 [Robert] Howe, Pompton [New Jersey]. Lt. Gen. 

Robinson [James Robertson] s arrival on Staten 
Island; expectation of an advance into Jersey to 
support the Pennsylvania mutineers; offers of 
reward to the Jersey revolters; expectation of an 
attempt on the stores at Morristown. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Barber to Washington, 1781, Jan. 29. 

46, 21 

1781 Howe, Robert. Ringwood [New Jersey], To [George 

JAN. 27 Washington, Ringwood]. Report of suppres 

sion of the New Jersey mutiny. L. S. 5 pp. In 
Sparks, 7, 563. 45, 301 

1781 TVeat, Malachy. Pennsylvania Huts [near Morristown, 

JAN. 27 New Jersey]. To George Washington [Ring- 

wood], Distressed situation of the general hos 
pital at the Pennsylvania Huts; condition of 
the buildings, scarcity of provisions, etc. ; advis 
ability of removing all the sick and women to 
Trenton. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Hum 
phreys: " Referred to Doer. Cochran, Directr. 
Genl." 45, 298 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Ringwood. To Col. [Israel] 

JAN. 28 Shreve [Pompton, New Jersey], Demanding an 

explanation of his absence. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. . B. XIII, pt. 2, 159 

1781 Washington, George. Ringwood. To the Officer Com- 

JAN. 28 manding the Jersey troops, Pompton [New Jer 

sey]. Posts at Pompton and Dobbs Ferry; guard 
for stores at Morristown. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. XIII, pt. 2, 161 

1781 Barber, F[rancis]. Ringwood [New Jersey]. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 28 [Robert] Howe [Near Smith s Clove, New York]. 

Advisability of his return [to Jersey] ; apprehen 
sion of renewal of trouble if British advance. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed hi Barber to Washing 
ton, 1781, Jan. 29. 46, 25 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Camp on the Pedee, South Carolina. 

JAN. 28 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Dispo 

sition of Greene s force; advance of Lord Corn- 
wallis; Brig. Gen. [Daniel] Morgan s position; 
defeat of Lt. Col. [Banastre] Tarleton [at Cow- 
pens]; inability to improve the victory because 
of the distressed state of the Army ; scarcity of sup- 



1696 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

plies; prisoners sent to Virginia. A. L. S. 5 pp. 
Answered Feb. 27. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 217. 45, 305 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 
JAN. 28 [New Windsor]. Transmitting particulars of the 
successful attempt on Morrisania. L. S. 1 p. 

45, 320 

1781 Pennsylvania mutiny. Form of discharge used by the 

JAN. 28 Commissioners to adjust the terms of enlistment 

of the non-commissioned officers and privates of 
the Pennsylvania Line. Printed form, filled 
out (for Andrew Susonge[ ?]) and signed by Sam 
uel J[ohn] Atlee. 1 p. Enclosed in Wayne to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 28. 45, 319 

1781 Pennsylvania mutiny. Form of furlough to Pennsylvania 

JAN. 28 soldiers. Printed form, filled out (for John Onox) 

for sixty days furlough. Signed by Anthony 
Wayne. 1 p. Enclosed in Wayne to Washing 
ton, 1781, Jan. 28. 45, 319a 

1781 Shreve, I[srael]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 28 Washington [New Windsor]. Hurt felt at Wash 

ington s letter; explanation of his conduct during 
the mutiny of the New Jersey Line; wish to re 
tire. A. L. S. 4 pp. 45, 62 
1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 
JAN. 28 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Keceipt 
of a letter from [Brig. Gen. Benedict] Arnold. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 45, 315 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Trenton. To [George Washington, 

JAN. 28 New Windsor], Number discharged and fur- 

loughed from the Pennsylvania Line; arms and 
accoutrements; forms of discharge and furlough; 
newspaper account of the negotiation. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Feb. 3. 45, 317 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Ephraim] 

J AN - 29 Elaine [Newburgh]. Scarcity of meat ; authority 

for an impress. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 173 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

J AN - 29 [John] Glover [West Point]. His leave of ab 

sence. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 171 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1697 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 29 [William] Heath [West Point]. Acknowledging 

letters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. In Sparks, 7, 388. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 163 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 29 William Heath, West Point]. Forwarding pro 

visions to West Point; petition of non-commis 
sioned officers of Col. [Ebenezer] Sprout s regi 
ment and discouragement of combination among 
troops; enlistment difficulty; blankets. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 165 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 29 Robert Howe, Ringwood, New Jersey]. Reten 

tion of other troops near the Jersey Line. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 169 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de 

JAN. 29 Rochambeau, Newport]. Suppression of the 

Jersey mutiny; success of an enterprise against 
the enemy in Westchester [Morrisania] ; Arnold s 
depredations in Virginia ; [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene s position [in South Carolina]. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 2, 25 

1781 Barber, Ffrancis]. Ringwood [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 29 Washington [New Windsor]. Forwarding letters 

sent to [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe; apprehension 
of British advance into Jersey. A. L. S. 1 p. 

46,23 

1781 Dickinson, Philemon. Hermitage [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 29 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Power 

granted Dickinson to call out militia force and 
operate within State limits; reported end of the 
New Jersey mutiny ; offer of assistance. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 46, 17 

1781 Howe, Robert. Tune s [Near Smith s Clove? New York]. 

JAN - 29 To [George Washington, New Windsor] British 

effort to seduce the Jersey mutineers; surrender 

of their proclamation; return march of Howe s 

detachment. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 14 

56214 VOL 312 5 



1698 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Howe, Robert, Smith s [Clove, New York]. To [George 

JAN. 29 Washington, New Windsor]. Will await orders. 

L. S. 1 p. Answered same day. 46, 20 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

JAN. 29 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Safety of 

French frigates and British ships lost in the 
recent storm; hope of stationing ships before the 
Chesapeake Bay to break the British communica 
tion between New York and the South. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Feb. 7. 45, 286 

1781 Steuben, [Baron.] Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] 

JAN. 29 Washington [New Windsor]. British at Smith- 

field and their retirement to Portsmouth; dis 
position of Steuben s forces to prevent marauding 
expeditions of enemy; reduction of the militia 
force; collection of arms. A. L. S. 4 pp. An 
swered Feb. 20. 46, 8 

1781 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] To [Col. Jean 

JAN. 30 Baptiste Gouvion, West Point ?]. Settlement of 

accounts of Pennsylvanians in his corps. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 177 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Lt.] Col. Udny 

JAN. 30 Hay [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Transporta 

tion expense of specific supplies. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 179 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Lt. Col] John 

JAN. 30 Laurens [Boston]. Crushing of the New Jersey 

Line revolt; British in Virginia and South Caro 
lina; list of articles desired. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. P. II, 273 

[1781] [Washington, George.] List of articles to be procured 

[JAN. 30] [abroad] for General Washington. Auto, draft. 

1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. P. II, 271 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elisha] 

J AN - 30 Sheldon [Hartford, Connecticut]. Remounts for 

dragoons ; reestablishment of expresses to Rhode 

Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 

Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 175 

1781 Ball, Bfurges]. Fredericksburg [New York]. To [George 

JAN. 30 Washington, New Windsor]. His parole; inten- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1699 

tion of journeying to the Mississippi to provide 
for the future; loss of his heriditary possessions. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 28 

1781 Caldwell, James. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 30 Washington, New Windsor. Settlement of the 

enlistment question with the Jersey revolters; 
advantage of having a detachment of [Conti 
nental] troops near camp in case of disputes over 
enlistments; need of a post at Morristown; 
chance of a British incursion. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Feb. 7. 46, 29 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 30 [New Windsor]. Report of approaching pro 

visions; question of exchanging men from other 
regiments to those of their own State ; need of a 
mode for supplying provisions to recruits coming 
on to the Army; question of clothing issues to 
Col. [John] Crane s regiment. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Feb. 1. Additional memorandum on a 
separate sheet of report in New York of loss sus 
tained [at Morrisania]. 46, 31 

1781 Massachusetts. General Court. Act appointing Oliver 

JAN. 30 Phelps to superintend the purchase of beef in 

Massachusetts; general regulations for his guid 
ance. Contemporary copy attested by John 
Avery. 3 pp. Enclosed in Phelps to Washing 
ton, 1781, Feb. 4. 46, 62 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To the Officer 

JAN. 31 Commanding at Charlottesville, Virginia. Brit 

ish officers to proceed to Elizabethtown [New 
Jersey]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 181 

1781 Marion, Francis. Santee [South Carolina]. To [Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 31 Nathanael Greene, Pedee, South Carolina]. 

Successful raid of Capt. [John] Postell against 
the enemy [at Wadboo and Monck s Corner]. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Greene 
to Washington, 1781, Feb. 9. 46, 142 

1781 Shaw, Nathaniel. New London [Connecticut]. To 

JAN. 31 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Damage 

done the British shipping in Gardiner s Bay by 

the recent storm. A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 34 



1700 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Washington, George.] Estimate of the enemy s force at 

JAN. New York; number and strength of regiments. 

A. D. 1 p. On verso is an estimate of the 

enemy s force to the Southward taken from a 

letter of Gov. [John] Rutledge of Dec. 8, 1780. 

M. 1, 305 

1781 [Washington, George.] Extracts from correspondence 

JAN .-JUNE between Lord George Germain, Sir Henry 

Clinton and Lord Cornwallis. A. D. 2 pp. 

M. 1, 99 

[1781] [Clinton, Sir Henry] [New York.] To the person ap- 
[JAN.] pointed by the Pennsylvania troops to lead them 

in the present struggle for their Liberties and 
Rights. Injuries suffered from Congress; prom 
ise of all their back pay; no requirement of 
military service; recommending them to take 
post behind South River. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in St. Clair to Washington, 1780, 
Jan. 8. 45, 73 

[1781] [Clinton, Sir Henry.] [New York] To the person ap- 
[JAN.] pointed by the Pennsylvania troops to lead them 

in the present struggle for their Liberties and 
Rights. [Same as preceding entry, with addi 
tional paragraph warning the mutineers of the 
severity they may expect from Congress and their 
officers.] Contemporary copy by W[alter] 
Stewart. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wayne to Wash 
ington, 1781, Jan. 8. 45, 86 

[1781] Gosselin, Clement. [Fishkill, New York.] To George 
[JAN. ?] Washington. Report of conditions in Canada; 

number of troops and their various locations and 
commanders; defenses at Quebec and Point 
Levis; transportation facilities; supplies, etc.; 
feeling of majority of inhabitants; their fear of 
lack of support; Canadian troops well disposed; 
Indians and Chief Jean Vincent s influence. D. S. 
4 pp. In French. W 

1781 Goulet, Jean. Fishkill [New York]. To [George Washing- 

JAN. ton]. Petition: Services in obtaining informa 

tion from Canada; his sufferings and losses; 
prays for justice. D. S. 4 pp. W 

1781 Lanzun s corps. Grenada. Extract of letter from an offi- 

J AN - cer to his Lt. Col. at Newport. [Vice Adml. George 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1701 

Brydges] Rodney in the West Indies; Marquis 
de Bouille arrived at Grenada; failure of British 
attempt on St. Vincent ; probability of the corps 
[Lauzun s] being sent [to the United States] if re 
quested; news of D Estaing s fleet. Contempo 
rary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 8. 46, 114 

[1781] Lloyd, Richard. [Fishkill, New York.] Extracts from 

[JAN.] Maj. [James Randolph] Reid s defense [before 

court-martial] with observations on same. 

A. D. S. 9pp. Endorsed: "Specification of the 

charges contained in the defense." W 

[1781] Maryland, House of Delegates, Committee Report on 

[JAN.] [Brig.] Gen. [Mordecai] Gist s letter : Settlement 

of pay and depreciation with the soldiers; allow 
ance granted to widows and orphans; disqualifi 
cation of army and marine officers from a seat in 
the Legislature or holding any civil office without 
resigning their commissions. Contemporary copy 
by John Knapp. Clk. 2 pp. Enclosed in Gist to 
Washington, 1781, Jan. 19. 45, 226 

[1781] Pennsylvania line. A return of troops continued, those 

[JAN.] discharged and those absent at time of settle 

ment [of the mutiny]. Tabular statement. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Reed and Potter to Washington, 
1781, Feb. 19. 46, 282 

1781 Rhode Island, General Assembly. Hard money appropri- 

JAN. ated to make up depreciation of pay to soldiers; 

land appropriated for same purpose; appropria 
tion to cancel Col. [Israel] Angell s debt. Con 
temporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Knox to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 4. 46, 105 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. Du- 

FEB 1 buysson [Philadelphia]. His promotion; ina 

bility to interfere in his exchange. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 189 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 1 liam] Heath [West Point], Extension of fur 

lough in extraordinary cases. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 183 



1702 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Chester, Leonard. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. Deposi- 

FEB. 1 tion as to John Collins character. Contempo 

rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Collins to Wash 
ington, 1781, Feb. 16. 46, 243 
1781 Collins, John. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. Certificate of 
FEB. 1 his character. Contemporary copy of an origi 
nal signed by Elisha Williams and sixteen others. 
Attested by John Morgan, gaoler. Additional 
certificate of Ezekiel Williams on verso. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Collins to Washington, 1781, Feb. 16. 

46, 241 

1781 Haussegger, Nicholas. New York. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 1 ton [New Windsor]. Returning his commission. 

Recent copy. 1 p. 46, 80 

1781 [Humphreys, David.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 1 Pickering [Newburgh, New York]. Flour to be 

thrown into West Point. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. XIII, pt. 2, 185 

1781 [Humphreys, David.] New Windsor. To [Lt.] Col. [Eben- 

FEB. 1 ezer] Stevens [New Windsor]. Pardon for Wil 

liam Hart. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 187 

1781 Scammell, Alexander. Pomp ton [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

FEB. l Gen. [William] Heath [West Point]. Delay of 

his detachment at Pompton. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Feb. 4. 

46, 74 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 2 [Nathanael] Greene [Guilford Court House, North 

Carolina]. His position on the Pedee; Brig. Gen. 
[Daniel] Morgan s detachment; mounting and 
equipping Lee s and Armand s corps; arrange 
ment of officers who were prisoners; settlement 
of the Pennsylvania mutiny and crushing of the 
New Jersey revolt; awakening of the States; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parson s surprise 
of [Refugee regiment, Col. James] De Lancey at 
Morrisania. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 197 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 2 [William] Heath [West Point]. Clothing for Col. 

[John] Crane s regiment; inoculation of troops; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1703 

Massachusetts purchase of coats. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 193 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 2 Anthony Wayne, Princeton, New Jersey]. 

Thanks for his exertions during the [Pennsyl 
vania] mutiny. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 201 
1781 Washington, George. New Windsor To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 2 Pickering [Newburgh]. Reestablishment of ex 

presses between Rhode Island and headquarters. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 205 

1781 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 2 ton [New Windsor]. Refusal to allow John 

Franklin to reside within the city of New York; 

complaint as to treatment of naval prisoners 

referred to the officer in command. L. S. 1 p. 

46, 48 

1781 Dawson, G[eorge]. [H. M. S.] 7m, off New York. To 

FEB. 2 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Transmits 

report on the treatment of American prisoners 
on the [Prison-ship] Jersey; measures adopted; 
refusal to an American officer to visit New York, 
without the approval of the Commander in Chief 
[Sir Henry Clinton]. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 91 

1781 [Dray ton, William Henry.] [South Carolina.] To [Maj. 

FEB. 2 Gen. Nathanael Greene ?, Guilford Court House, 

South Carolina]. British capture of Wilming 
ton; retreat of militia, loss of stores, etc. Con 
temporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 9. 46, 143 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To Col. [Ephraim] 

FEB. 2 Blaine [Newburgh]. Compensation for Perote s 

cattle. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 207 

1781 " Jersey " New York harbor. Report of an enquiry 

FEB. 2 respecting the treatment of [American] naval 

prisoners in all cases. Members of board : Capts. 
George Dawson, Rupert George, James Bat- 
tersby and Ensign De Chambault. Testimony 
of prisoners of kindly treatment, regularity and 



1704 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

quantity of food issues, statement of their non- 
crowding, etc. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 
Attested by Dawson. Enclosed in Dawson to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 2. Copy transmitted 
Congress, Feb. 13. 46, 88 

1781 [Marion, Francis.] Black River [South Carolina]. Maj. 

FEB. 2 [James] Postell s successful destruction of British 

stores at Manigault s Ferry. Contemporary ex 
tract. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 
1781, Feb. 9. 46, 144 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

FEB. 2 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Wisdom 

shown in dealing with the mutineers; conversa 
tion with Lt. Col. [John] Laurens; delay of 
Congress in sending him to France; letter from 
San Domingo; leave granted [Louis Dominique 
fithis] de Corny to return to France. L. S. 3 
pp. Answered Feb. 14. 46, 44 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Due de Biron, 

FEB. 3 Paris. Introducing [Col. Charles Armand-Tuffin,] 

Marquis de La Rouerie; his services in America. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. In Sparks, 7, 394. P. II, 279 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 3 [William] Irvine [Trenton, New Jersey]. The 

[Pennsylvania] mutiny; recruiting. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 213 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Col. [John] 

FEB. 3 Greaton [West Point], Extension of officers 

furloughs. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 215 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 3 Arthur St. Clair, Philadelphia]. Recruiting the 

Pennsylvania Line; fraudulently obtained dis 
charges. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 129. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 209 

1781 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire] To [George 

FEB. 3 Washington, New Windsor]. Difficulty in rais 

ing men; quota already supplied from the 
Grants; sacrifices and exertions of the inhabit 
ants that go uncredited; intentions of defending 
the frontier. A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 57 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1705 

[1781] British fleet in Gardiner s Bay [Long Island]. Report of a 

[FEB. 3] French naval officer on the number, position, 

strength, etc. of British ships in Gardiner s Bay. 

2 pp. [In French] Enclosed in Rochambeau to 

Washington, 1781, Feb. 3. 46, 54 

1781 Frelinghuysen, Frederick. Pompton [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 3 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Settlement 

of enlistment claims of the Jersey mutineers ; feel 
ing caused by method of settlement of the Penn 
sylvania enlistment disputes; willingness of people 
and militia to help quell the mutiny. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Feb. 7. 46, 55 
1781 Hubley, Adam, jr. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 3 ton [New Windsor]. His derangement; desire to 

continue in the service; requests certificate of 
Washington s opinion of his conduct. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Mar. 24. 46, 58 
1781 Olney, Stephen. [Highlands.] Return of number of 

FEB. 3 blankets received from Rhode Island for Col. 

I[srael] Angell s regiment [2d Rhode Island], 
D. S. 1 p. In handwriting of and attested by 
Thomas Hughes. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Feb. 5. 46, 84 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

FEB. 3 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Report of 

the French officer who viewed the British ship 
ping in Gardiner s Bay; question of attack or of 
sending French frigates to the Chesapeake; 
news from San Domingo. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Feb. 15. 46, 50 

1781 Scammell, Alexander. Verplanck s Point [New York]. 

FEB. 3 To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath, West Point. His 

return march from Jersey; apparent feeling 
among the Jersey mutineers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Feb. 4. 

46, 75 

1781 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. [New Windsor.] To [George] 

FEB. 4 Washington [New Windsor]. His situation; begs 

a letter of testimonial to the Due de Biron. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 70 

1781 Brown, John. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

FEB. 4 Washington [New Windsor], Suggesting trans 

porting the French fleet and army to Virginia. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 64 



1706 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 4 [New Windsor]. Blankets issued; detention of 

Col. [Alexander] ScammelPs detachment in 
Jersey; forage below the lines; lack of teams; 
suggests an impress; Maj. [Thomas] Cartwright s 
resignation; measures taken by Massachusetts 
to clothe her troops; delay in forwarding cloth 
ing. L. S. 3 pp. 46, 72 

1781 laurens, John. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

FEB - 4 Windsor]. Difficulties and exertions used in 

obtaining seamen to work the Alliance to France. 
A. L. S. 5 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 3, 220. 46, 66 

1781 Phelps, Oliver. Granville [Massachusetts]. To George 

FEB - 4 Washington, New Windsor. Dissolution of the 

Superintending [Purchases] Committee in Massa 
chusetts; appointment of Phelps sole purchasing 
agent of meat in the State; estimate of possible 
supply; great need of money; lethargy of a 
sister State [Connecticut?] inefficiency of the 
plan of Congress for forwarding live cattle. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 46, 60 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj . [Epaphras] 

FEB - 5 Bull [Connecticut?] Orders to join the 4th 

Dragoons. Draft. In handwriting of David 

Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 233 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Honorable dis- 

FEB - 5 charge of Maj. Thomas Cartwright. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 231 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Moore] 

FEB - 5 Fauntleroy [Reading, Pennsylvania]. Orders to 

join the 1st Dragoons. Draft. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 233 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

FEB - 5 William Heath, West Point]. Fishkill staff de 

partments under the control of West Point; au 
thority of Col. [Moses] Hazen; Heath s right to 
issue orders; error in his of Jan. 13; power for 
granting provision, forage and fuel orders. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 217 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1707 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 5 [William] Heath [West Point]. Forage below 

the lines; Maj. [Thomas] Cartwright s discharge. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 221 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 5 Robert Howe, Smith s Clove, New York]. Maj. 

[William] Galvan and appointment in the light 

infantry. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 223 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 5 Pickering [Newburgh]. Purchase of remounts 

for the dragoons; impress of teams to obtain 

forage from below the lines. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 227 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [William] 

FEB. 5 Shepard [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Ordering 

court-martial of John Collins ; resolve of Congress 
governing trial of delinquents in Commissary 
General of Military Stores Department. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 225 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 5 [New Windsor]. Questions as to Maj. [Benjamin] 

Throop s detachment and Maj. [Sebastian] Bau- 
man s experiments in gunnery; return of blankets 
received by the 2d Rhode Island regiment. 
L. S. 1 p. 46, 82 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To [Col. Timothy 

FEB. 5 Pickering, Newburgh]. Transportation of flour 

from Morristown and Ringwood to New York. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt. 2, 229 

1781 Sprout, Ebenezer and John Porter. West Point. To 

FEB. 5 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [West Point]. Capt. 

[Thomas] Smart s desire to leave the service; 
uneasiness caused by delay of his discharge; 
vouch for regularity of his accounts. A. L. S. 
of Porter, signed also by Sprout. 2 pp. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Feb. 7. 

46, 96 



1708 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 6 [William] Heath [West Point]. Maj. [Benjamin] 

Throop s detachment to be recalled; Maj. [Se 
bastian] Bauman s experiment in gunnery. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 235 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

FEB. 6 [Richmond, Virginia]. Confidence in his exer 

tions; resolves of Congress relating to his de 
partment; recruiting, furlough and discharge 
regulations; the Pennsylvania and New Jersey 
mutinies; British fleet in Long Island Sound 
damaged by storm; rumors from New York. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander 
Hamilton. Extract in Ford, 9, 123. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 237 

1781 Barber, F[rancis]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 6 Washington [New Windsor]. Arrangement of 

the Jersey Line; agreement between Capt. Phelps 
[Jonathan Phillips] and Capt-lt. Wyman [Abel 
Weyman]; want of a brigade-commandant; 
rank dispute with Col. [William] D Hart; re 
quests appointment of Maj. [William] Barber 
brigade-major; behavior of soldiers since the 
mutiny. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 7. 

46, 86 

1781 Pennsylvania line, Officers. Philadelphia. To [George] 

FEB. 6 Washington [New Windsor]. Memorial: Services 

in 1776 and derangement in 1779; resolves of 
Congress of Jan. 1, 1781 and injury sustained 
thereby. D. S: John Richardson and eight 
others. 1 p. Enclosed in Atlee to Washing 
ton, 1781, Feb. 10. 46, 151 

1781 Shaw, Nathaniel. New London [Connecticut]. To 

FEB. 6 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Condition 

of British squadron in Gardiner s Bay; names of 

vessels damaged by the late storm. A. L. S. 

1 p. 46, 85 

1781 Topham, Daniel and other supernumerary officers of the 

FEB. 6 Pennsylvania Line. Philadelphia. To George 

Washington [New Windsor]. Their dismissal 

and discrimination evidenced; pray Washing- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1709 

ton s interference in their behalf. D. S. by Top- 
ham and eight others. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 28. 

46, 151 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. 

FEB. 7 [Francis] Barber [Pompton, New Jersey]. His 

request for a brigadier; Col. [Elias] Dayton; 
Barber to command until Dayton s arrival; Maj. 
[William] Barber. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 249 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Rev. [James] 

FEB. 7 Caldwell [Pompton, New Jersey]. Commis 

sioners on settlement of difficulties in the Jersey 
line; troops ordered to Morristown; recruiting. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 253 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

FEB. 7 Dayton [Pompton, New Jersey]. Retirement of 

Col. [Israel] Shreve; rank dispute between Lt. 
Cols. [Francis] Barber and [William] D Hart 
and necessity of Dayton s presence; his health. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 243 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. Frederick 

FEB. 7 Frelinghausen [Pompton, New Jersey]. Removal 

of Jersey troops to Morris[town]. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 245 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 7 [William] Heath [West Point]. Relief for guard 

at Dobbs Ferry. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 241 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de 

FEB. 7 Rochambeau, Newport]. Arnold in Virginia; 

Maryland and the Confederation and Virginia s 
cession of Western lands. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. D. I, pt. 2,29 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To the Officer com- 

FEB. 7 manding the Jersey troops [Pompton, New 

Jersey]. Posting of companies at Pompton, 

Smith s Clove and Dobbs Ferry; rest of troops 



1710 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ordered to Morristown; vigilance necessary. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 251 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier] On board the Neptune, Hampton 

FEB. 7 Roads [Virginia]. To [George Washington, New 

Windsor]. A ship of the line and frigates sent to 
Virginia in consequence of that State s intima 
tion that something be done against [Brig. -Gen. 
Benedict] Arnold. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French) 
Answered Feb. 22. 53, 263 

Translation by Hamilton on verso of 53, 264. 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 7 [New Windsor]. Capt. [Thomas] Smart s resig 

nation and consequent promotions; Sergeant 
James Lurvey s request; filling of ensigncies in 
the Massachusetts line ; condition of the provost 
at Fishkill. L. S. 3 pp. 46, 93 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 7 [New Windsor]. Report of his mission to the 

Eastern States; measures adopted by the differ 
ent States for supplying their soldiers with 
necessaries; recruiting. L. S. 4pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 222. 46, 99 

1781 Niven, D[aniel]. Hostertown [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 7 Washington [New Windsor]. Need of hauling 

timber for rafts for the chain. A. L. S. 1 p. 

46, 108 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Honorable dis- 

FEB. 8 charge of Capt. Roger Alden. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 255 

1781 Culper, Samuel. "729" [Setauket, Long Island]. To 

"215-0" John Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Weth- 

ersfield, Connecticut]. Departure of British fleet 
from Sandy Hook; news from England; [Sir 
Henry] Clinton s dissatisfaction with [Brig. Gen. 
Benedict] Arnold s conduct; suffering on prison 
ships; positions of various British regiments; 
enemy s expectation of a large French fleet in the 
Spring; supplies sent the enemy by persons 
within the American lines; Robert Bowen, of 
Shrewsbury, a British spy; Culper s expense and 
amount iv,3eived; need of the balance. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 46, 111 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1711 

1781 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue], Philadelphia. To [George 

FEB. 8 Washington, New Windsor], Thanks for his 

exchange; his delay in Philadelphia; will come 

at once if needed. A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 123 

1781 Hazen, Moses. Fishkill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 8 liam] Heath [West Point]. Actions of Maj. 

[James Randolph] Reid at Hazen s trial; lack of 

general rules governing courts-martial. A. L. S. 

6 pp. 46, 119 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 8 [New Windsor]. Maj. [Benjamin] Throop s de 

tachment; Maj. [Sebastian] Bauman s experi 
ments in gunnery; Capt. [Roger] WeUes and 
command of the guard-boats; small-pox and 
lack of hospital necessities ; alteration in arrange 
ment of the Massachusetts Line. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Feb. 11. 46, 109 

1781 lutterloh, H[enry] E[manuel]. Belknap s House [Near 

FEB. 8 Newburgh]. To Col. [Timothy] Pickering [New 

burgh]. Stoppage of forage by officers other 
than those for whom it is intended; necessity of 
a preventive order. A. L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed 
in Pickering to Washington, 1781, Feb. 9. 

46, 126 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

FEB. 8 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Suppres 

sion of the [Pennsylvania and New Jersey line] 
mutinies; detachment of French fleet to go to 
Virginia to attack Arnold s convoy; expectation 
of Comte D Estaing s arrival ; Chevalier Destou- 
ches opinion; secrecy necessary. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Feb. 24. 46, 113 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 9 [William] Heath [West Point]. Discharge of 

Capt. [Thomas] Smart; Sergeant [James] Lur- 
vey s petition for discharge; filling of vacancies. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 2, 257 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 9 [Henry] Knox [New Windsor], Approbation of 

his conduct on late mission to the Eastern States. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander 

Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 259 



1712 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 9 Pickering [Newburgh]. Logs for support of the 

chain [at West Point]. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 261 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To P[hilip] Van 

FEB. 9 Rensselaer [Albany]. Hides and leather. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 263 

1781 Council of War. Guilford Court House [South Carolina]. 

FEB. 9 On advisability of risking a general action with 

the enemy. Members: Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene, Brig. Genls. [Isaac] Huger and [Daniel] 
Morgan. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Greene to Washington, 1781, Feb. 9. 46, 145 

The original proceedings were signed by Huger, Morgan and Col. O. H. 
Williams. 

1781 Diriks, [Jacob Gerhard]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

FEB. 9 Washington [New Windsor]. His rank and 

present situation; begs the opportunity of serv 
ing. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 21. 

46, 147 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Guilford Court House [South Caro- 

FEB - 9 lina]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. 

Rapid advance of Cornwallis; Greene s move 
ments; [Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Morgan s judicious 
retreat; lack of aid furnished by the militia; 
progress of the enemy ; skirmishes ; difficulty of 
forming a junction of the troops; formation 
of a light corps ; Cornwallis strength ; Morgan s 
health; dispositions made. A. L. S. 9pp. An 
swered Mar. 21. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 225. 46, 134 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB - 9 [Newburgh]. Heath s order of January 13 re 

specting issues at Fishkill; Washington s disap 
probation; Heath s intent. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Feb. 11. 46, 129 

1781 McDongall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

FEB - 9 ington [Philadelphia]. Requests a certified copy 

of minutes of the council of war held at Mc- 
Dougall s quarters, Sep. 12, 1776. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered March 2. On verso of second folio of 
McDougall to Washington, 1782, Feb. 8. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1713 

1781 Pettit, Charles. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

FEB. 9 New Windsor. Obtaining spurs and other per 

sonal articles for Washington ; their price ; pres 
ent rate of exchange. A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 132 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh [New York]. To 
FEB. 9 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Irregu 
larities [of forage and provision seizures] by 
general officers; consequences of same; raft logs 
hauled to the river bank. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

46, 125 

1782 Skinner, Abraham and Joshua loring. New York. An 
FEB. 9 exchange of an equivalent of American officers 

and privates [taken at the Cedars] for Lt. Gen. 
[John] Burgoyne. Contemporary copy by Skin 
ner. 1 p. Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 
1781, Feb. 18. 46, 262 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions to 

FEB. 10 Brig. Gen. [Henry] Knox [New Windsor]. Prepa 

rations in his department for cooperation with 
French against New York; need of exertions; 
general plan of operations. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 
145. B. XIII, pt. 2, 269 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 10 [Henry] Knox [New Windsor]. [Capt. Lewis] 

Garanger s experiments. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 273 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Benja- 

FEB - 10 min] Lincoln [Boston]. Difficulties and dis 

tresses engendered by the Pennsylvania mutiny; 
suppression of the Jersey revolt; sufferings of 
Army and exertions of States; exchange of 
prisoners in Southern Department. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 265 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col. Timothy 
FEB. 10 Pickering, Newburgh]. His instructions; assess 
ment or hire of teams; ox and horse teams; 
tumbrils; wagons for tents; carriage of camp- 
kettles; construction of boats; dispute between 
[Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath, Col. [Moses] Hazen 
and himself. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 275 

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1714 LIBRARY OP CONGRESS 

1781 Atlee, Samuel John. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 10 ington [New Windsor]. Begging his influence, in 

behalf of officers, who were prisoners in 1776, 
remonstrating to the Pennsylvania legislature 
respecting derangement and half pay retirement. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 150 

1781 Colfax, William. [Highlands] To [George] Washington 

FEB. 10 [New Windsor]. Injury to his own and fellow 

officers rank by the late arrangement. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 46, 296 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 10 [New Windsor]. Capt. [Roger] Welles ordered to 

relieve the garrison of the blockhouse at Dobbs 

Ferry. L. S. 1 p. AnsweredFeb.il. 46,149 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. [New Windsor.] To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 10 Pickering [Newburgh]. Return of horses and 

boats called for by Congress. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt. 2, 279 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 11 [William] Heath [West Point]. Arrangement of 

Massachusetts officers and names of those retired; 

Oliver Richard s court-martial; inoculation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 281 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 11 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Highlands]. Rank of 

lieutenants in the Connecticut line. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 283 

1781 Olney, Stephen. [New Windsor] To [George] Washington 

FEB. 11 [New Windsor]. Unsettled rank dispute with 

Capt. [William] Allen. A. L. S. 1 p. Memo 
randum in handwriting of Tench Tilghman that 
Olney is 4th Captain and Allen 5th. Answered 
Feb. 23. 46, 155 

1781 Stewart, Walter. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 11 [New Windsor]. Reason for his letter; failure to 

obtain funds for recruiting owing to President 
Joseph Reed s undiplomatic threats; want of 
money; officers efforts with the Assembly; 
willingness of that body; substitutes; loss of 
Stewart s men through delay of his papers. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 21. 46, 303 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1715 

1781 Barber, F[rancis]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 12 Washington [New Windsor]. Dispositions made 

of his troops according to directions; march of 

the [New Jersey] brigade to Morristown; Maj. 

(William] Barber s appointment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

46, 166 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

FEB. 12 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Sailing of 

a French squadron to Virginia to destroy [Brig. 
Gen. Benedict] Arnold s ships; celebration of 
Washington s birthday. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Feb. 24. 46, 162 

1781 Steuben, [Baron], Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] 

FEB. 12 Washington, New Windsor] Forwards letter 

from [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; British 
at Wilmington [North Carolina]; detachment 
equipped for the Southward; distress for want 
of arms. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 27. 

46, 158 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 13 [Louis Le Begue] Duportail [Philadelphia]. His 

exchange; permission to remain in Philadelphia. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt. 2, 287 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Mrs. A[nne] 

FEB. 13 Francis, Mrs. Henrietta Hillegas, Mrs. M[ary] 

Clarkson, Mrs. Sarah Bache and Mrs. Susan 
Blair, Philadelphia. Contribution of the ladies 
to the Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 138. 

C, 4, pt. 1, 79 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 13 [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. General ren 

dezvous for Pennsylvania Line recruits. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 285 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Dr. William 

FEB. 13 Shippen, jr., Philadelphia]. Approbation of his 

management of the hospital. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 289 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 13 [New Windsor]. Preparation of artillery and 



1716 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ordnance stores for operations against New 
York or elsewhere; fate of estimates sent into 
Board of War; lack of materials. L. S. 4 pp. 

46, 167 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions to 

FEB. 14 Col. [Ephraim] Elaine [Newburgh]. Supply of 

provisions for West Point. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 293 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions to 

FEB. 14 Col. [Timothy] Pickering [Newburgh]. Provi 

sions for West Point and attention to former 
instructions. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 291 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de RO 

TES. 14 chambeau [Newport]. [Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Mor 

gan s victory [at Cowpens] and Col. [William] 
Washington s at Hammond s Store House 
[South Carolina]; intended visit to Newport. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 31 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de 

FEB. 14 Rochambeau, Newport]. Introducing Lt. Cols. 

Gouvion and Gimat. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 2, 33 

1781 Brewster, Caleb. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

FEB. 14 Washington, New Windsor. Fruitless visit [to 

Long Island] on the 9th; capture of a Refugee 
boat; boat trade and intelligence lines of the 
British; Brewster s need of one or two boats for 
his own security. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Feb. 23. 46, 181 

[1781] Brewster, Caleb. [Fairfield, Connecticut.] [List of pris- 

[FEB. 14] oners captured in a Refugee boat on Long Island 

Sound.] A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 46, 183 

1781 Clinton, James. New Windsor. Memorandum of places 

FEB, 14 where the New York Line is stationed. A. D. S. 

1 p. 46, 170 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1717 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 14 [New Windsor]. Transmitting list of deranged 

Massachusetts officers. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Feb. 15. 46, 169 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 15 William Heath, West Point]. Orders to prepare 

the light companies for a rapid march to Mor- 
ristown. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 139, note. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 297 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 15 [William] Heath [West Point]. Distribution of 

hard money gratuity to Massachusetts soldiers. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 295 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 15 Pickering [Newburgh]. Provision, forage, etc. to 

be made for detachment of light troops ordered 

to Morristown. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Alexander Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 299 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de 

FEB. 15 Rochambeau, Newport]. Suggesting cooperation 

with Chevalier Destouches in an expedition 
against Arnold; postponement of visit to New 
port. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 139. 

D. I, pt. 2, 37 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Irwin s Ferry on the Dan River 

FEB. 15 [South Carolina]. To [George] Washington [New 

Windsor]. Difficulties in removing stores to a 
place of safety; Col. [Otho Holland] Williams 
and Lt. Col. [Edward] Carrington s efforts in 
retarding the enemy s advance and moving the 
stores; critical position of the troops; their 
sufferings; lack of money; failure of militia to 
turn out; effort to turn British pursuit into the 
lower counties; rapidity of British movements; 
spirits of Greene s troops. A. L. S. 6 pp. 
Answered Mar. 26. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 233. 46, 188 

1781 Jones, Cadwallader. Chesterfield Court House [Virginia]. 

FEB. 15 To [George] Washington [New Windsor], His 



1718 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

appointment as major of dragoons; requests his 
commission. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 23. 

46, 204 

1781 lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 15 [New Windsor]. [Lt.] Col. [John] Laurens diffi 

culty in sailing [for France]; Lincoln s grant of 
seamen from the Army; his power to issue pay 
warrants; Lt. Col. [Jotham] Loring s case; 
pardon of deserters. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Feb. 27. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 
231. 46, 185 

1781 Pierce, John. New Windsor. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 15 New Windsor]. Question of charging the extra 

ration to officers in settlement of the subsistence 
accounts. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 24. 

46, 187 

1781 [Tilly, Gardeur de.] [Newport? Rhode Island.] To 

FEB. 15 Chevalier de La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. The 

expedition to the Chesapeake. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. (In French) Enclosed in Rocham- 
beau to Washington, 1781, Mar. 1. 47, 41 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 16 James Clinton, Albany]. Six companies of Col. 

[Goose] Van Schaick s regiment to march to West 
Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 2, 303 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 
FEB. 16 Dayton or officer commanding the Jersey brigade 
[Pompton, New Jersey]. Ordering formation of a 
light detachment and to hold it in readiness. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 305 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 16 [William] Heath [West Point]. Execution of 

certain courts-martial sentences. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 301 

1781 Collins, John. Springfield Goal [Massachusetts]. To 

FEB - 16 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans 

mitting vouchers of his character; his services; 
[Ezekiel] Cheever s persecutions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

46, 242 

[1781] Collins, John. [Springfield Goal, Massachusetts.] Esti- 
[FEB. 16?] mate of money advanced him on account of his 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1719 

salary commencing January 1777. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Collins to Washington, 1781, Feb. 16. 

46, 243 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 16 [New Windsor]. Formation of a light corps and 

their orders to march to Peekskill. L. S. 2 pp. 

46, 205 

1781 Howe, Kobert. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 16 [New Windsor]. Journey to Newport with 

Washington; letters of introduction. L. S. 2 pp. 

Endorsed by Tilghman: "Answered by the 

General himself." 46, 224 

1781 ledyard, William. [New London, Connecticut.] List of 

FEB. 16 British ships in Gardiner s Bay [Long Island], 

A. D. S. 1 p. Memorandum, in French, of the 

French Squadron at Newport. 45, 43 

1781 Maxwell, Hugh. Crompond [New York]. To [Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 16 William Heath, West Point]. Raid of enemy 

near Bedford; the exchange negotiation; good 

effect on the soldiers of the hard money sent from 

Massachusetts. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington 1781, Feb. 18. 46, 253 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Highlands] To [George] 

FEB. 16 Washington [New Windsor]. Transmitting an 

arrangement of the Connecticut Line; rank of 

second lieutenants. A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 206 

1781 [Rochambeau, Comte de.] Position of British ships in Gar- 

FEB. 16 diner s Bay with sketch map. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Rochambeau to Washington, 1781, Feb. 18. 

46, 247 

t 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

F B. 17 liam Heath, West Point]. Lack of field officers 

for Massachusetts companies in the light detach 
ment; suggested arrangement of officers for this 
temporary duty. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 307 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Abraham Skin- 

FEB - 17 ner [Elizabethtown, New Jerse}^]. Exchange of 

Convention officers; Lt. Gen. [John] Burgoyne; 
militia captures, citizens, etc. Draft. 5 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 
9, 147. B. XIII, pt. 2, 311 

Hamilton resigned as aide de camp Feb. 16, but remained with Wash 
ington until the end of April. 



1720 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 C[heever,] E[zekiel]. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 

FEB. 17 Leonard Chester [Springfield ?]. Character of 

John Collins. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Cheever to Washington, 1781, Mar. 10. 

47, 117 

1781 Craig, I[saac]. Fort Pitt. Indent of ordnance stores nec- 

FEB. 17 essary in case of offensive operations against the 

enemy s posts westward. Tabular statement. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Brodhead to Washing 
ton, 1781, Feb. 18. 46, 270 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 
FEB. 17 [New Windsor]. Completion of the light com 
panies; status of Capt. [Roger] Welles company. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 18. 46, 226 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 
FEB. 17 [New Windsor]. Formation of the light com 
panies; Maj. [James Randolph] Reid s sentence; 
arrangement of the Massachusetts line ; omission 
of names of Lt. Col. [Ebenezer] Sprout and Maj. 
John Porter. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 19. 

46, 228 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

FEB. 17 ington, New Windsor]. Health; fear of Wash 

ington s disapproval of Dayton s course with the 
mutineers; reported blockade of Arnold in Vir 
ginia by French ships. A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 238 
1781 Howe, R[obert]. West Point. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 17 New Windsor]. Explanatory of his wishes to 

serve in every way. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 237 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. Artillery Park, near New Windsor. Esti- 

FEB. 17 mate of ordnance, ammunition, etc. necessary 

for an operation against New York, with re 
marks on same. D. S. 8 pp. 46, 231 

[1781] Littel D. [New York.] To [Col. Elias Dayton, Chatham, 
[FEB. 17?] New Jersey]. Lack of news; account of a French 

reenforcement expected in America; expected 
attack on New York; description of a guard; 
narrow escape of two of his friends. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed hi Dayton to Washington, 1781, 
Feb. 17. 46, 239 

1781 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Highlands. To [George Wash- 

FEB - 17 ington, New Windsor]. Prisoners sent [by Lt. 

Caleb Brewster] to the provost at Fishkill; their 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1721 

suggested exchange for Maj. Brush and Capt. 
Conklin. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 22. 

46, 233 

[1781] [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord]. Orders to [Simeon] 

[FEB. 17] De Witt to survey roads from Warwick to Ger 

man and Morristowns. A. D. 1 p. Endorsed 
by Tench Tilghman: "Sent to Mr. De Witt the 
17th. Feby. 1781 \vith orders to survey the 
above." W 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 18 [William] Heath [West Point]. Orders looking 

to the security of West Point during absence of 
the light detachment. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 317 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Abraham 

FEB. 18 Skinner, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Con 

gress order to retaliate in matter of ration for 
prisoners; directions for his guidance. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 321 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 18 [New Windsor]. Capture of a deserter; lack of 

meat; apprehension caused by report of with 
drawal of the Continental troops; requests an 
order for drawing arms from the fixed maga 
zines; requests an answer to the message of the 
Delaware council; ordnance stores necessary; 
introduces [Lt.] Col. [Presley] Neville. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Apr. 16. 46, 265 

1781 Gibson, John and Others. Chesterfield [Virginia]. To 

FEB. 18 Baron Steuben [Chesterfield]. Remonstrance 

against [Brig.] Gen. [George] Weedon s re-entry 

into the service. Contemporary copy. 7 pp. 

Enclosed in Davies to Washington, 1781, Feb. 20. 

46, 299 

1781 Hand, Edward. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 18 [New Windsor]. Will join Washington as soon 

as possible; arrival of Capt. [John] Paul Jones at 

Chester. A. L. S. 1 p. 30, 233 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 18 [New Windsor]. Design of British exchange 

proposal; unfit recruits [sent from Connecticut]; 



1722 LIBRAE Y OF CONGRESS 

Maj. [James Randolph] Reid s case; requests 
warrant for execution of one Taylor. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Feb. 19. 46, 251 

1781 [Heath, William] West Point. Orders for formation of a 

FEB. 18 Light Infantry Corps. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in preceding entry. 46, 255 

[1781] LittelD. [New York.] To Col. [Elias] Dayton [Chatham, 

[FEB. 18?] New Jersey]. Depressed spirits of the enemy; 

regiments held ready to reenforce Arnold ; news 

of a French fleet sailed for America; conduct 

of various persons within the American lines. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 316 

1781 Parsons, Samuel II[olden]. [Highlands.] To [George 

FEB. 18 Washington, New Windsor]. Lt. Col. [Ebenezer] 

Huntington s claim to rank; other similar claims 

affecting majors and captains in the Connecticut 

Line. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 22. 

46, 234 

1781 Moylan, John. Newburgh. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 18 [New Windsor]. [Col. James] Wilkinson s resig 

nation; Moylan s unwillingness to succeed him 
without Washington s approbation; requests his 
approval of the appointment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Feb. 23. 46, 256 

1781 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. [Highlands]. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 18 [William] Heath [West Point]. Recruits, physi 

cally unfit, sent from Connecticut. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Feb. 18. 

46, 254 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Washing- 

FEB - 18 ton [New Windsor]. Work mapped out for im 

pressed teams and measures taken for transpor 
tation of supplies for the Light Infantry detach 
ment; tents, intrenching tools, teams, etc. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 3, 238. 46, 258 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport. To [George Washing- 

FEB - 18 ton, New Windsor]. Reported victory of Comte 

D Estaing over [Rear] Adml. [Samuel] Hood; 

British ships in Gardiner s Bay. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered Feb. 22. 46, 216 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Chesterfield [Virginia]. To [George] 

FEB. 18 Washington [New Windsor]. [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1723 

thanael] Greene s retreat toward Virginia; mi 
litia ordered out to his support; position of the 
British in Virginia; measures taken by Steuben; 
set-backs received in drafting men; destitute 
condition of Virginia; need of assistance. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered Mar. 21. 46, 249 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. [New Windsor.] To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 18 Pickering [Newburgh]. His request to go to Phil 

adelphia; establishment of expresses. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. B. XIII, pt. 2, 319 

1781 Virginia line, Officers. Chesterfield [Virginia]. To Baron 

FEB. 18 Steuben [Chesterfield]. Representation against 

[Brig.] Gen. [George] Weedon s return into the 
service. A. D. S. of O[liver] Towles, signed by 
twelve others. 5 pp. Enclosed in Steuben to 
Washington, 1781, Apr. 15. 48, 136 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 19 [William] Heath [West Point]. Maj. [James Ran 

dolph] Reid s sentence; Col. [Ebenezer] Sprout 
and Maj . John Porter ; impositions in recruiting 
in Connecticut; inspection officers; clothing. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIII, pt. 2, 323 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To John Moylan 

FEB. 19 [Newburgh]. Clothing issue to the light detach 

ment on Marquis de Lafayette s order. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Martha Washington. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 327 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 19 Pickering [Newburgh]. Places of deposit for pro 

visions ; line of communication with New Wind 
sor. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIII, pt. 2, 325 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de Ro- 

FEB. 19 chambeau, Newport]. Safe arrival of Vicomte 

de Rochambeau in France; importance of de 
stroying Arnold; cooperative measures and the 
Virginia militia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Washington and Alexander Hamilton. In 
part in Ford, 9, 143. D. I, pt. 1, 41 

1781 Elaine, Ephraim. Newburgh. To [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] 

FEB. 19 Hamilton, New Windsor. Provisions for the 

[Light Infantry] detachment; cattle and rum. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 285 



1724 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 19 [New Windsor]. A list of ordnance and principal 

stores for which Lt. Col. [Ebenezer] Stevens is 
directed to apply to the Board of War and Ord 
nance. A. D. S. 3 pp. 46, 271 

1781 Reed, Joseph and James Potter. Philadelphia. To 

FEB. 19 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Report of 

their proceedings in [respect to the mutiny] of 

the Pennsylvania Line. L. S. 16pp. Answered 

Mar. 21. 46, 273 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col.] Ephraim 

FEB. 20 B[laine, Newburgh]. Orders to supply meat for 

troops at Albany, Schenectady and Fort Schuy- 

ler. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. XIII, pt. 2, 343 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 20 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Meat and salt provi 

sions for troops at Fort Schuyler, Schenectady 
and Albany; recruits. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 341 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Marquis de La- 

FEB. 20 fayette [Pompton, New Jersey]. Transmitting 

instructions; conditions governing the return of 

the expedition. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. In 

Ford, 9, 151, note. B. XIII, pt. 2, 331 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions to 

FEB. 20 Marquis de Lafayette [Pompton, New Jersey]. 

March of his detachment to Virginia; route, etc.; 
general directions; Arnold; cooperation with 
Comte de Rochambeau. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 
9, 149. B. XIII, pt. 2, 333 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Philip John] 

FEB. 20 Schuyler, Albany. Perplexed situation of mili 

tary affairs; Maryland s acceding to the Confed 
eration and Virginia s relinquishment of Western 
lands; establishment of Ministers [Secretaries] of 
departments; Schuyler and the Secretaryship of 
War; convention of Eastern States; postpone 
ment of visit to Rhode Island. Auto, draft signed. 
3pp. In part in Ford, 9, 133. P. 11,295 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1725 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

FEB. 20 [Chesterfield Court House, Virginia]. Defense of 

Virginia and assistance to [Maj .] Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene; French squadron sent to the Chesa 
peake and Marquis de Lafayette s Light Infantry 
detachment for Virginia; pilots for French 
squadron; Arnold; Armand s corps. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 
In Sparks, 7, 420. B. XIII, pt. 2, 337 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [the Officer 

FEB. 20 commanding French Naval force in the Chesa 

peake]. Detachment, under Lafayette, from 
Continental army to cooperate in destroying 
Arnold. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. D. I, pt. 2, 43 

1781 Admiralty Board. [Philadelphia]. Forty seven questions 

FEB. 20 propounded to Capt. John Paul Jones, to which 

answers are to be given in writing, covering hia 
conduct from Nov. 1, 1777. Contemporary 
copy. 5 pp. In handwriting of Charles Morse. 
Enclosed in Jones to Washington, 1781, May 7. 

49, 22 

1781 Cornwallis, Charles, Earl. Hillsborough, North Carolina. 

FEB. 20 Proclamation: All loyal people to join the royal 

standard and aid in crushing the remains of the 
rebellion. Contemporary copy by Greene. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, Feb. 
28. 47, 37 

1781 Davies, William. Chesterfield [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 20 Washington [New Windsor]. Remonstrance of 

officers of the Virginia Line against [Brig.] Gen. 
[George] Weedon s return to service. A. L. S. 
as President of the Board of Arrangement. 1 p. 
Answered March 24. 46, 298 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier]. On board the Neptune, New- 

FEB. 20 port Road. To [George Washington, New Wind 

sor]. Washington s proposal of an expedition to 
the Chesapeake; strength of French and British 
fleet in Gardiner s Bay. L. S. 2 pp. (In 
French.) Answered Feb. 26. 46, 292 

1781 Dewees, Thomas. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

FEB. 20 [New Windsor]. Petition praying remission of 



1726 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

publication of his dismissal in general orders. 
A. D. 1 p. On verso is a recommendation of the 
petition to Washington s favor signed by the 
members of the court martial. Enclosed in 
Humpton to Washington, 1781, Feb. 21. 

46, 313 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 20 [New Windsor]. Maj. [James Randolph] Reid 

ordered to join the Light Infantry; discharge of 
Capt. [Thomas] Smart; disposition of troops for 
the defense of West Point; advisability of for 
warding the recruits from Springfield [Massa 
chusetts]. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 22. 

46, 287 

1780 Rochambeau, [Comte de.] Newport [Rhode Island], To 
FEB. 20 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Squadron 

sent by Destouches to Virginia; willingness to 
have undertaken Washington s suggestion [for 
an expedition against Arnold in Virginia]; 
reports of Comte D Estaing s victory; regret at 
the delay in receiving Washington s suggestion. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 26. 46, 289 

1781 Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 
FEB. 20 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Will trans 
mit court-martial proceedings. A. L. S. 1 p. 

46, 291 

1781 Smith, William Stephens]. Peekskill. [New York]. 

FEB. 20 Return of clothing wanting in the Light Infantry. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. Enclosed in Lafayette 

to Washington, 1781, Feb. 23. 46, 325 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Lt. Col. [Jacob 

FEB. 21 Gerhard] Dircks, Philadelphia. Difficulties in 

employing him in the Army. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 351 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 21 [Louis Le Begue] Duportail, Philadelphia. 

Wishes Duportail to accompany him on visit to 
the French army. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 347 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 21 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Boston]. Need of recruits; 

forwarding of men; [Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Mor- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1727 

gan s victory [at Cowpens]. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 345 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. [Jere- 

FEB. 21 miah] Olney [Rhode Island]. Orders to forward 

recruits as rapidly as possible. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 349 

1781 Barber, F[rancis]. Menham Huts [Pompton, New Jersey]. 

FEB. 21 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. For 

mation of a light corps; settlement of the diffi 
culties in the Jersey Line ; discharge claims ; his 
letters broken open. A. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 307 
1781 Dayton, Elias. [Chatham, New Jersey] To Marquis [de] 

FEB. 21 Lafayette [Morristown, New Jersey], Forward 

ing intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 352 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier] On board the Neptune, Newport 

FEB. 21 Road. To [George Washington, New Windsor]. 

Success of the French ships in the Chesapeake. 
L. S. 2 pp. (In French) 46, 305 

1781 Humphrys, D[avid]. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

FEB. 21 Washington [New Windsor]. Delay in his re 

turn; meeting of the State Assembly to furnish 
money and supplies for the Army; state of the 
recruiting service; forwarding of the physically 
unfit; method of obviating same; marching of 
the men to camp ; need of transporation arrange 
ments for bringing salt meat to the Hudson. 
A. L. S. 6 pp. 46, 308 

1781 Humpton, Richard. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Fes . 21 ton [New Windsor]. Petitions remission of latter 

portion of Thomas Dewees court-martial sen 
tence. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Feb. 27. 

46, 312 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 21 Pickering, or Col. [Samuel] Miles, Philadelphia. 

Transmission of despatches [to Virginia]. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt. 2, 353 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

FEB. 22 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Necessity of 

information of enemy s movements. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Marked, 

(private.) B. XIII, pt. 2, 377 



1728 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

FEB. 22 Dayton or Officer commanding the Jersey bri 

gade [Chatham, New Jersey], Orders to place 
the light detachment under command of Marquis 
de Lafayette. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 379 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Chevalier 

FEB. 22 Destouches, Newport]. Detachment to coop 

erate in Virginia with his naval detachment in the 
Chesapeake. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 159. 

D. I, pt. 2, 47 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 22 [William] Heath [West Point]. Capt, [Thomas] 

Smart s discharge; force at the different works; 
forwarding of recruits from Massachusetts, 
Rhode Island and Connecticut. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 355 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Marquis de 

FEB. 22 Lafayette [Pompton, New Jersey]. Possibility 

of reenforcement to his detachment from the 
Pennsylvania Line; the Jersey detachment; pro 
vision arrangements. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 361 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB - 22 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecti 

cut]. Prisoners taken by Capt. [Caleb] Brewster; 
Lt. Col. [Ebenezer] Huntington s claim to rank; 
disputes in the line of [Connecticut] Captains. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIII, pt. 2, 365 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 
FEB - 22 Samuel Holden Parsons, Redding, Connecticut]. 
Investigation of Tory plot in Stratford and Fair- 
field counties. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 158. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 367 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB - 22 [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. The Light 

Infantry detachment under Marquis de Lafay 
ette; reenforcement desired from the Pennsyl- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1729 

vania Line. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 156. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 357 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Col. [William] 

FEB - 2? Shepard [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Forward 

ing of recruits; arms and clothing. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 375 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col. Walter 

FEB - 22 Stewart, Philadelphia]. Stoppage of subscrip 

tions of the Philadelphia merchants; his exer 
tions during the late disturbances [mutiny of the 
Pennsylvania Line]. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. P. II, 301 

1781 Anonymous. New Windsor. Report of Tory plot in Strat- 

FEB - 22 ford and Fairfield counties [Connecticut]. 2 pp. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 371 

1781 Gould, - . [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey] To Col. 

FEB - 22 [Elias] Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Effect on 

British of [Col. Banestre] Tarleton s defeat [at 
Cowpens]; Arnold s situationin Virginia; ground 
ing of one of the French ships; preparations at 
New York to embark assistance [to Arnold]. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Smith to Washing 
ton, 1781, Feb. 25. 46, 315 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB - 22 [New Windsor]. Capture of a patrol of [Col. 

James] Delancy s corps. L. S. 1 p. 46, 318 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Chesterfield Court House, Virginia. To 

FEB - 23 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Prepara 

tions made and orders issued for guarding the 
French ships; capture of a British picket near 
Portsmouth; departure of the French; contin 
ued efforts to cloth and equip the troops; sup 
plies from the North; position of Greene and 
Cornwallis; militia ordered out; reports of as 
sembling of troops. L. S. 6pp. 46,319 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Caleb] 

FEB - 23 Brewster, Fairfield [Connecticut]. His prisoners; 

inability to spare him more men. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 387 

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1730 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. ToMaj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 23 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Providing for protec 

tion of West Point and dependencies; drawing 
in of recruits ; militia signals; vigilance of water 
guards, etc. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, 7, 426. B. XIII, pt. 2, 381 

1781 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor] To John Moylan 

FEB. 23 [Philadelphia]. His succeeding to office of 

Clothier General on Col. [James] Wilkinson s res 
ignation. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 389 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. Stephen 

FEB. 23 Olney [New Windsor]. His dispute of rank with 

Capt. [William] Allen. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 385 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Job] 

FEB. 23 Sumner, Verplanck s Point. Question of his ex 

change in rank; half pay to officers of Living 
ston s regiment. Draft. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 383 

1781 Adam, John. [Elizabethtown, New Jersey.] To Col. 

FEB. 23 [Elias] Dayton, Chatham. Cavalry movement 

on Long Island; boats for their passage to the 
mainland; fears for Washington s safety; per 
plexity of British at New York over ships seen [off 
Sandy Hook]. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in La 
fayette to Washington, 1781, Feb. 25. 46, 353 
1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de] Pompton [New Jersey]. To 

FEB - 23 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Unreliable 

information of a deserter. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Feb. 25. 46, 324 
1781 Saint Maime, [Comte de]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To 
T?EB. 23 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Apprecia 
tion of Washington s kindness; his own and 
Capt. Saint Victor intention of accompanying 
Lafayette [to Virginia]. A. L. S. 1 p. (In 
French.) 46, 322 
1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To 
FEB - 23 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Addition 
of a Pennsylvania detachment [to his expedition]; 
march delayed by rain; clothing needed; pre 
cautions to deceive the British; letters from 
France contain no news ; disappointment that no 
clothing was brought in the Ariel; [Capt. John] 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1731 

Paul Jones opinion as to reenforcement coming 
from France ; suspicions of a deserter sent on to 
Washington, and his information. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 46, 326 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Due de Lauzun 

FEB. 24 [Hartford], Necessary postponement of journey 

to Newport. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

D. I, pt. 2, 53 

1781 [Washington George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

FEB. 24 chambeau [Newport]. His intelligence of [Comte 

D Estaing s] victory in the West Indies; the 
celebration of Washington s birthday; British 
intentions; visit to Newport. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 
9, 161. D. I, pt. 2, 51 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Abraham 

FEB. 24 Skinner [New Windsor ?] Distress of British and 

German prisoners at Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 391 

1781 Butler, Zebulon. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

FEB. 24 Washington, New Windsor. Delay in marching 

for Wyoming caused by need of clothing; lack 
of blankets; his application for leave; Capt. 
[Alexander] Mitchell s qualifications; officers of 
[Maj. John Paul] Schott s corps made super 
numeraries; fruitless applications to the Board 
of War. L. S. 2 pp. 46, 343 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier]. [Newport Road.] To [Comte de 

FEB - 24 Rochambeau, Newport]. Naval captures of the 

French squadron in the Chesapeake; inability to 
obtain pilots to go into the Elizabeth River; 
grounding of the Surveillante; intended use of 
the Romulus against the British privateers. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Ro 
chambeau to Washington, 1781, Feb. 24. 

46, 335 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 24 [New Windsor]. Discharge of Capt. [Thomas] 

Smart; unfit recruits [from Connecticut]; alarm 
signals; instructions to defend Verplanck s and 
Stony Points; block house at Dobbs Ferry; sup 
ply of salt-meat and flour; logs for the chain. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 27. 46, 346 



1732 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 24 [George Washington, New Windsor]. March of 

the troops; spies sent in to the enemy; zeal dis 
played by the troops; report of Arnold s distress 
and inability of New York to relieve him; addi 
tion of axes to Lafayette s supplies; French offi 
cers requesting permission to accompany him. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 26. 46, 330 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Connecticut Huts [Highlands]. 

FEB. 24 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. His 

visit to his family; missing of Washington s in 
structions on his return. A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 341 

1781 Platt, Richard. Newburgh. To [Lt.] Col. [Alexander] 

FEB. 24 Hamilton [New Windsor]. Question of replace 

ment of oxen taken from Col. A[nn] Hawkes 
Hay for public use. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Feb. 25. 46, 337 

1781 Rochambeau, [Comte de]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

FEB. 24 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Sailing of 

French ships to Chesapeake Bay; arrival of his 
son [Vicomte de Rochambeau]; necessity of a 
conference with Washington; capture of a British 
warship [H. M. S. Romulus]. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Feb. 27. 46, 333 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [John] Berrien, 

FEB. 25 Danbury [Connecticut]. His retention of hospital 

stores; orders to deliver them. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 405 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Moses] 

FEB. 25 Hazen [Fishkill, New York], Orders for a sub 

altern and party to proceed to Danbuiy [Con 
necticut] and obtain possession of hospital stores 
from [John] Berrien. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 401 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To [James and 

FEB. 25 Horace] Hooker, Windsor, Connecticut. Order 

to deliver up hospital stores. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 409 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Marquis de La- 

FEB. 25 fayette [Morristown, New Jersey]. British re- 

enforcement for Arnold; clothing and shoes for 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1733 

Lafayette s detachment; [Rear] Adml. [Samuel] 
Hood s defeat by Comte D Estaing; boats; pro 
visions. Draft signed. 3pp. In hand writing of 
Tench Tilghman and Washington. With excep 
tions in Ford, 9, 164. B. XIII, pt. 2, 393 

1781 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] To Comte de 

FEB. 25 Sainte-Mesme [Saint-Maime, Pompton, New Jer 

sey]. His intention to accompany Lafayette [to 
Virginia]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. D. I, pt. 2, 55 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Instructions to 

FEB. 25 [Lt. William Torrey, Fishkill]. To obtain hos 

pital stores from [John] Berrien at Danbury. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 403 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [the Colonels of 

FEB - 25 Orange County militia, New York]. Requesting 

that the militia be held in readiness to march to 
support of West Point. Auto, draft. 1 p. En 
dorsed with names of Colonels of Orange, Ulster 
and Dutchess. B. XIII, pt. 2, 399 

Same to the Colonels of Ulster County and to Brig. Gen. Jacobus 
Swartwout. 

1781 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

FEB - 25 Washington [New Windsor]. Requesting that 

Maj. [Benjamin] Whitcomb s corps be continued 

at Newbury; nearness of the enemy. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Mar. 12. 47, 6 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington 

FEB - 25 - [New Windsor]. Pleasure in obeying Washing 

ton s orders; rank of Capt. [Henry?] Heth and 
other officers; Indian murder on Ten Mile Creek 
and alarm of inhabitants; Col. [Brig. Gen. George 
Rogers] Clark s expedition; renews application 
for leave of absence ; continuance of garrison at 
Fort Mclntosh. A. L. S. 3pp. Answered Apr. 
16. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 243. 

47, 3 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier]. Newport. To [George Washing- 

FEB - 25 ton, New Windsor]. Return of the French 

squadron from the Chesapeake; capture of the 
Romulus; preparation for a second expedition; 
suggests junction with American troops at Head 
of Elk; requests directions. L. S. 2 pp. (In 
French) 47, 2 



1734 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

[1781] France, Navy. List of the French navy and their posi- 
[FEB. 25] tions in the various parts of the world. Tabular 

statement. 3 pp. (In French). Endorsed by 
Washington: "List of the Navy of France & 
where employed as reed, from the Marquis de 
Laval 25 Feb. 1781" W 

[1781] Hamilton, Alexander]. [New Windsor]. To Maj. [Rich- 
FEB. 25 ard] Platt [Newburgh]. Orders delivery of oxen 

to Col. [Ann Hawkes] Hay. Auto, draft signed 
on same document with Platt s letter to Ham 
ilton, 1781, Feb. 24. 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de] Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 25 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Intelli 

gence [of a British cavalry movement, to attempt 
capture of Washington ?] ; [Maj Jean Bernard] de 
Murnand s desire to accompany Lafayette; Wash 
ington s intended visit to Rhode Island. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Feb. 26. 46, 351 

1781 Niven, D[aniel]. Near Newburgh [New York]. To 

FEB. 25 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Need of 

men to prepare the chain. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
dorsed by Tilghman: "Genl. Heath to furnish 
the men wanted." 46, 350 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

F EB - 25 [George Washington, New Windsor], [Chevalier] 

Destouches determined to follow Washington s 
plan to hinder Arnold from taking post at Ports 
mouth [Virginia]; capture of the Romulus and 
transports; French troops to be sent to Virginia 
and measures taken to secure the Rhode Island 
encampment ; need of Virginia forces cooperating 
with Baron Viomenil; preparations for the 
expedition. L. S. 3 pp. 46, 348 

[1781] Rossbrook, Eleazar and Others. Newbury [New Hamp- 
[FEB. 25?] shire]. To George Washington [New Windsor]. 

Memorial against the reduction and ordering 
South of Whitcomb s Corps; sufferings and incon 
veniences endured; pray to be allowed to remain 
to protect the frontier. D. S. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Bayley to Washington, 1781, Feb. 25. 47, 7 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

25 ton [New Windsor]. Washington s friendship; 

accession of Maryland to the Confederation 
and Virginia s cession of western lands; wish 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1735 

that Congress would propose additional articles 
of Confederation; advantage of ministers over 
boards for departmental affairs; Schuyler as 
head of the War Department; reasons for not 
serving; birth of a daughter. A. L. S. 7 pp. 

46, 354 

1781 Smith, William Stephens]. Mbrristown [New Jersey]. To 

FEB - 25 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Lafayette 

gone to Philadelphia; copies of letters received. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 314 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier 

FEB - 26 Destouches [Newport]. Reasons for requesting a 

detachment; damage to British ships. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 2, 65 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Marquis de 

FEB - 26 Lafayette [Morristown, New Jersey]. Report of 

British dragoons in Connecticut; Pennsylvania 
Line ordered South; British troops at Cape Fear; 
suggestion for Continental vessels to go to the 
Chesapeake; expected visit to Rhode Island. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, 9, 166. B. XIII, pt. 2, 413 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Due de 

FEB - 26 Lauzun [Hartford]. Report of movement of 

enemy, probably directed against him. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 61 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

FEB - 26 Rochambeau [Newport]. His proposition for a 

detachment from the French Army; intelligence 
of Comte D Estaing s success; situation in the 
South; Congress request of Chevalier Des 
touches. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Alexander Hamilton. D. I, pt. 2, 57 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj . Gen. [Ar- 

FEB -26 thur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. The Pennsylvania 

Line to join the Southern Army; need of a briga 
dier in Virginia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt, 2, 411 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen, [An- 

FEB - 26 thbny] Wayne [Philadelphia]. The Pennsylva- 



1736 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

nia Line ordered South; Wayne to command it. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
In part in Ford, 9, 157. B. XIII, pt. 2, 415 

1781 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

FEB. 26 Washington [New Windsor]. Explanation of 

situation of the New Hampshire Grants; their 
origin, law, feeling of the people, etc. ; results of 
Congress delay in dealing with the matter. 
L. S. 5 pp. Answered June 9. 47, 18 

1781 Col. Henry. Salem [Muskingum, Ohio]. To Making- 

FEB. 26 weegesuch Col. [Daniel] Brodhead [Fort Pitt], 

Misunderstanding between them; knowledge 
gained at Cooshocking; preparations to ally 
themselves to the Wyandots; war parties sent 
out; intended advance of British and Indians 
against the Delawares and Fort Pitt. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Brodhead to Washington, 1781, 
Mar. 10. 47, 123 

1781 Hackenwelder, John. Salem [Muskingum County, Ohio]. 

[FEB.] 26 To Col. [Daniel] Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Thanks 

for his gifts; hostile intentions of the Cooshock 
ing Indians; threats of Bawbee against Kill- 
buck; character of latter; John Montour; hope 
of Brodhead s punishing the Cooshocking In 
dians. Copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Brodhead 
to Washington, 1781, Mar. 10. 47, 121 

1781 Harrison, Robert H[anson] Nanjemoy [Virginia]. To 

FEB. 26 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. The Penn 

sylvania mutiny; new arrangement of the Army; 
effect of the financial conditions; Arnold s plun 
dering; failure of [Lt. Col. David] Humphrey s 
attempt [to capture Baron Knyphausen or Sir 
Henry Clinton]; Harrison s delay; Mrs. Harri 
son s death and property troubles: intention of 
leaving the Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. 47, 16 

[1781] Maxwell, Hugh. [On the lines, near New York.] To Maj. 
[FEB. 26] Gen. [William] Heath [West Point]. News of 

Arnold being surrounded in Virginia and a regi 
ment embarking to go to his aid. Recent copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, 
Feb. 27. 47, 25 

1781 Lauzun, D[uo de]. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To [Lt. Col. 

FEB. 26 Alexander Hamilton, New Windsor]. Introduc- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1737 

ing [Baron] de Closen. A. L. S. 1 p. (InFrench) 
In Hamilton, Works of Hamilton. 1, 215. 

Haml. 2, 113 

1781 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 26 ton [New Windsor]. Gov. Bernardo de Galvez s 

expedition against Pensacola; Spanish ships of 
the line at Havana; [Charles III, King of 
Spain s] approval of Rendon s measures. L. S. 
5 pp. Answered Mar. 23. 47, 10 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Chevalier Des- 

FEB - 27 touches, Newport] French naval success in the 

Chesapeake; cooperation with Lafayette; sug 
gesting an attempt against British expedition on 
Cape Fear River [North Carolina]. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 2, 71 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. Na- 

FEB - 27 thanael Greene, Guilford Court House, North 

Carolina]. [Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Morgan s vic 
tory [at Cowpens]; Greene s difficulties; Penn 
sylvania Line ordered South; damage to British 
fleet by storm; detachment under Lafayette or 
dered to Virginia; recruiting in Eastern States; 
arms and clothing from French; Baron Steuben s 
aid to Greene; news of [Rear] Adml. [Samuel] 
Hood and Comte D Estaing. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 419 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj . Gen. [Wil- 

FEB - 27 liam] Heath [West Point]. Supply of meat and 

flour for West Point; preparation of logs for the 

chain; the orders to defend Dobbs Ferry; repair 

of arms. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 417 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Richard] 

FEB - 27 Humpton, Philadelphia. Court-martial sentence 

of [Thomas] Dewees. Draft. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 433 

Dewees was cashiered by court-martial at Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 1780 and 
sentence approved in General Orders, Dec. 25. 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Marquis de La- 

FEB - 27 fayette [Philadelphia ?]. Preparation of a French 

squadron for Chesapeake Bay; government of 



1738 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

his embarkation at Head of Elk. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 
172. B. XIII, pt. 2, 427 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. ToMaj. Gen. [Ben- 

FEB. 27 jamin] Lincoln [Boston]. [Lt.] Col. [John] Lau- 

rens embarkation; payment of Invalid regi 
ment; Lord Cornwallis and [Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] 
Morgan [in South Carolina]; [Maj.] Gen. [Na 
thanael] Greene s manoeuvers; Lt. Col. [Henry] 
Lee [jr.] s surprise of Georgetown; proclamations 
of pardon for deserters. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 170. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 423 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 27 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecti 

cut]. Quickness essential to investigate [Tory 
plot in Fairfield and Stratford counties]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 431 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Comte de 

FEB. 27 Rochambeau [Newport]. Success of the French 

naval detachment in Chesapeake Bay; Lord 
Cornwallis and [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene 
in the South; militia; Maj. [Henry] Lee [jr.] s 
capture of Georgetown; expected visit to New 
port; British preparations for a Virginia reen- 
forcement. Draft signed. 4 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. D. I, pt. 2, 67 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

FEB. 27 [Richmond ?] Marquis de Lafayette s detach 

ment; aid to [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; 
Pennsylvania Line ordered South; meeting of 
the [Virginia] legislature. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 429 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To Gov. [George] Clinton 

FEB. 27 [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Critical state of 

supplies and public magazines ; provisions needed 
at Fort Schuyler; condition of the sick; lack of 
provisions to pursue if enemy should raid the 
frontier. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Clinton to Washington, 1781, Apr. 5. 47, 287 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1739 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 27 [New Windsor]. Suggests repairing arms at 

West Point; absolute need of writing paper. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered same day. 47, 24 

1781 Mellen, James and Others. West Point. To Maj. Gen. 

FEB. 27 [William] Heath [West Point]. Their service 

and exertions; mortification of having but one 
of their number appointed to go with the [Light 
Infantry] detachment. D. S. by Mellen and six 
other officers of the Massachusetts Line. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Mar. 2. 

47,27 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Ehode Island]. To 

FEB. 27 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Prepara 

tion of land and naval forces [for second expedi 
tion to the Chesapeake]; doubt of report of 
Comte D Estaing s victory; arrival of a frigate 
from France; news of D Estaing. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 2. 47, 23 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Samuel 

FEB. 28 John] Atlee, Capts. [Daniel] Topham, [Robert] 

Caldwell, [Bernard] Ward, [Matthias] Wender- 
man, [John] Richardson, [Daniel] Brodhead [jr.], 
[John] Lawrence, [John] Morgan and [John] Helm 
[Philadelphia]. Sympathy for their situation; 
inability to second their application to the [Penn 
sylvania] Assembly. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 441 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Daniel] 

FEB. 28 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. His provision difficulty; 

assistance to Col. [Brig. Gen. George Rogers] 
Clark s expedition [against Detroit] ; scarcity of 
troops; leave of absence. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 437 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB - 28 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Ordering discon 

tinuance of morning and evening gun and salutes 
at Fort Schuyler. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 2, 435 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Rock Ford, Haw River, Guil- 

FEB.28 ford County [North Carolina]. To [George] 



1740 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Washington [New Windsor]. Cornwallis procla 
mation [of Feb. 20]; Greene s advance; lack of aid 
from the militia; Col. William Campbell expected 
with mounted riflemen; Cornwallis movements; 
lack of news from Brig. Genls. [Thomas] Sumter 
and [Francis] Marion; raising of two negro regi 
ments by the British ; large number of disaffected 
in North Carolina; success of [Brig.] Gen. [An 
drew] Pickens and Lt. Col. [Henry] Lee [jr.] in 
routing [Lt.] Col. [John] Hamilton s corps; need 
of exertion by the Southern States; Baron 
Steuben s efforts; eighteen months men from 
Virginia; uselessness of Armand s corps; de 
struction of Cherokee towns by militia of the 
back counties; Greene s appointment of Commis 
sioners to treat with the Cherokee and Chickasaw 
Nations. A. L. S. 7pp. Answered Mar. 21. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 244. 47, 33 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 28 [New Windsor]. Men to be sent above Newburgh 

to work on the logs; reduction of number of 
troops on the lines and remonstrance of inhabit 
ants; Maj. [Hugh] Maxwell s position; confusion 
in New York; British reports from the Chesa 
peake; several cases of small-pox. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Mar. 1. 47, 31 

[1781] Francis, A[nne], Henrietta Hillegas, M[ary] Clarkson, Sarah 

[FEB.] Bache and Susan Blair. [Philadelphia.] To 

[George] Washington [New Windsor]. Delay 
caused by death of Mrs. [Esther] Read ; purchase 
of shirts and forwarding of same ; gratitude of the 
ladies to the Army; wishes and prayers for suc 
cess. L. S. 2pp. Answered Feb. 13. Extract 
in Ford 9, 113, Note. Memorials, 83 

[1781] Greene, Nathanael. [South Carolina.] To [Baron Steuben, 

[FEB.] Richmond, Virginia]. Cornwallis pursuit of 

[Brig.] Gen. [Daniel] Morgan; efforts to form a 
junction; lack of resistance made by militia; 
prospects of checking the enemy; need of men; 
neglect of arms; uselessness of militia; capture 
of Georgetown ; intention of harassing the British 
rear. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
Steuben to Washington, 1781, Feb. 12. 46, 160 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 1 [Philemon] Dickinson, Trenton. Orders to hold 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1741 

the Jersey militia in readiness against an attack 

on West Point. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 7 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 1 [Louis Le Begue] Duportail [Philadelphia ?] 

Unexpected departure for Rhode Island; 

requests Duportail to join him there. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 11 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 1 [William] Heath [West Point]. Force on the 

lines; supplies to be pushed to West Point; 
repair of arms. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 1 

1781 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 1 [Henry] Knox [New Windsor]. Replenishing 

artillery and ordnance stores at Fort Schuyler; 
powder for New York. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 9 
1781 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] To [Marquis de 

MAE. 1 Lafayette, Philadelphia]. French expedition 

under Chevalier Destouches to operate in Chesa 
peake Bay; cooperation in Virginia; [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene and Lord Cornwallis in North 
Carolina ; Arnold and change of plan and cover 
ing of Lafayette s design. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 
9,177. B. XIII, pt. 3, 3 

1781 Charlus, [Comte de] Castries de. Philadelphia. To 

MAR. 1 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Desire to 

accompany Lafayette on the [Virginia] expedi 
tion. Recent copy. 1 p. Answered Mar. 23. 

47, 55 

1781 Dillon, Robert. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

MAR - l New Windsor]. Wish to accompany Lafayette 

on the Southern expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. (In 

French) Answered Mar. 23. Endorsed by 

Tilghman: " from Count Dillon " 47,64 

1781 Hazen, Moses. Fishkill [New York]. To George Washing- 

MAR - * ton [New Windsor]. Memorial: His services; 

prays payment of his regiment and promotion to 

brigadiership. D. S. 4pp. C. C. 152,10,13 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR - ! [New Windsor]. Requests directions respecting 



1742 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

flour, beef and rum at Peekskill; clothing in 
hands of the Massachusetts sub-clothier. L. S. 
2 pp. 47, 43 

1781 Loring, Joshua and Abraham Skinner. New York. 

MAR. 1 Exchange of Convention officers agreed to. 

Contemporary copy by Skinner. Tabular state 
ment giving names, corps and rank. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 1781, Mar. 
10. 47, 108 

1781 Lincoln, Benjamin. Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 1 [New Windsor]. Collection and marching of 

recruits to the Army; clothing; militia and 
Lincoln going to Rhode Island: arrival of gun- 
barrels and locks from France. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

47, 52 

1781 [Barbe-]Marbois, [Francois, Marquis] de. To [George 

MAR. 1 Washington, New Windsor]. Col. [Lewis de] 

La Radiere s certificate of service. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Mar. 23. 47, 50 

1781 Pomeroy, Ralph. New Windsor. Memorandum of 

MAR. 1 method proposed for forwarding provisions from 

western Connecticut to the Hudson "River. D. S. 

1 p. 47, 45 

1781 Skinner, Abraham and Joshua loring. New York. 

MAR. 1 Exchange of British officers agreed to. Con 

temporary copy by Skinner. Names and rank. 
1 p. Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 1781, 
Mar. 10. 47, 110 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 1 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Letters 

from France; Prince de Montbarey succeeded by 
Marquis de Segur [as Minister of War of France]; 
arrival of Comte D Estaing at Brest; preparation 
of the [Chesapeake Bay] expedition. L. S. 2 pp. 

47, 38 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAR. 1 Washington [New Windsor]. Preparations for an 

attempt on Portsmouth; impossibility of Ar 
nold s escape by land; concentration of troops; 
strength; plan proposed; assistance sent [Maj.] 
Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; general measures 
taken. L. S. 5 pp. Answered Mar. 21. 47, 47 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1743 

[1781] [Steuben, Baron.] Sketch plan of attack proposed on 

[MAR. l] Portsmouth [Virginia]. 1 p. Enclosed in pre 

ceding entry. 47, 49 

1781 [Washington, George.] Col. Morehouse s. To Chevalier 

MAR. 2 Destouches [Newport]. His determination to 

send a second expedition to the Chesapeake. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Ham 
ilton. D. I, pt. 2, 75 
1781 [Washington, George.] Col. Morehouse s. To Comte de 
MAR. 2 Rochambeau [Newport]. Acknowledging intelli 
gence; journey to Newport. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

D. I, pt. 2, 73 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 2 [New Windsor]. Appointment of officers to the 

[Light Infantry] detachment ; feeling among the 
officers; Heath own feelings. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 26 
1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

MAR. 2 ington, en route for Newport]. Delay of his let 

ters; rapidity of march of the detachment; 
measures for the passage down the [Chesapeake] 
Bay; message sent to [Capt. Gardeur] de Tilly 
and Baron Steuben; impossibility of obtaining a 
reenforcement from the Pennsylvania Line; ob 
stacles to sending out the Continental frigates; 
uncertainty of things; danger of venturing down 
the Bay; damage to British ships ; circumstances 
that will govern Lafayette s return; difficulties 
in obtaining clothing and shoes; desires to ac 
company Washington to Newport. A. L. S. 
7 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 248. 

47, 68 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 2 [en route for Newport]. Recruiting business be 

fore the [Pennsylvania] Assembly; necessity of 
the late discharge method; inadvisability of pun 
ishment; difficulty in complying with Washing 
ton s orders of Feb. 22 [to reinforce Lafayette s 
detachment] ; delay in fulfilling promises made to 
the Pennsylvania mutineers and effect on the re 
cruiting. A. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 66 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. New York. To Joshua Loring [New 

MAR. 2 York]. Proposing to exchange Lt. Gen. [John] 



1744 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Burgoyne by composition. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Endorsed: "Not acceded to by the Brit 
ish." Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 1781, 
Mar. 10. 47, 111 

1781 Canadian regiment, Second, Officers. Fishkill [New York]. 

MAR. 3 To Lt. Col. [Edward] Antill [Fishkill]. Illiberal 

sentiments of Maj. James Rfandolph] Reid s 
defense; decline duty under him until assertions 
are proved at public hearing. Contemporary 
copy of original signed by Maj. Jos. Torrey and 
fourteen others. 1 p. Enclosed in Hazen to 
Washington, 1783, Jan. 13. 61, 48 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Elk [Maryland]. To [George] 

MAR. 3 Washington [en route for Newport]. His perusal 

of Baron Steuben s letter; delay in preparation 
of vessels. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 4. 

47, 72 

1781 Skinner, Abraham and Joshua Loring. Proposals for ex- 

MAR. 3 change of German and British officers of the Con 

vention troops : List of names ; provisional rati 
fication agreement. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 1781, Mar. 
10. 47, 112 

1781 Torrey, Joseph and Others. Fishkill [New York]. To 

MAR. 3 [Maj. Gen. William Heath, West Point]. Maj. 

James R[andolph] Reid s impeachments and 
charges against officers of Col. [Moses] Hazen s 
regiment; decline to do duty under Reid until 
charges are sustained at a public hearing. Con 
temporary copy of an original signed by Torrey 
and fifteen others. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Apr. 5. 47, 331 

1781 Olney, Jeremiah. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAR. 4 Washington [Hartford, Connecticut] Collecting 

and forwarding recruits; clothing difficulties. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 74 

1781 * Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 
MAR. 4 [George] Washington [Hartford]. Forwarding 

recruits from Great Barrington; delays in the re 
cruiting ; lack of clothing. A. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 76 

[1781] Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts]. Memo- 

[MAR. 4] randum of number of recruits sent on to West 

Point. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 47, 77 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1745 

1781 Berrien, John. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 5 Washington [Lebanon]. Keasons for his deten 

tion of hospital stores. L. S. 1 p. 47, 80 

1781 Duportail, [Lewis Le Begue, Chevalier]. To [George 

MAR. 5 Washington, Lebanon]. Delay of Washington s 

letters; regret at not accompanying him to 

Rhode Island; will set out at once for Newport. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 47, 82 

1781 Whipple, Abraham. Providence [Ehode Island]. To 

MAR. 5 [George Washington, Lebanon, Connecticut]. 

His capture at Charleston [South Carolina]; 
efforts to obtain an exchange; request of the 
French Admiral [Chevalier Destouches] to be 
exchanged for Capt. George Gay ton; need of 
Washington s approval. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 79 

1781 Antill, Edward. Coldenham [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 7 [William] Heath [West Point]. Objections of 

officers to Maj. [James Randolph] Reid s actions. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1781, Apr. 5. 47, 332 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Head of Elk [Maryland]. To 

MAR. 7 [George] Washington [Newport, Rhode Island]. 

Delay in embarkation; efforts of Maryland; ves 
sels; Baron Steuben s letters; question of storm 
ing Portsmouth; [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne 
and the Pennsylvanians ; State of Virginia and 
prisoners. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 3, 254. 47, 87 

1781 Remy, [Jean Joseph]. Newport [Rhode Island]. Report 

MAR. 7 of sick and wounded of the French Army at 

Newport. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. (In 

French.) Endorsed by Washington: "Report 

of ye Sick " W 

1781 Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 

MAR - 7 [George] Washington [Newport]. Court-martial 

of John Collins; complicity of Eli Parsons and 
others in the crime; great number of arms need 
ing repairing; lack of money, economy and sys 
tem. A. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 91 

[1781] Washington, George. [Newport, Rhode Island] To [Lt.] 
[MAR. 8] Col. [Alexander] Hamilton [Newport]. Requests 
the answer to the address [of the Citizens of New- 
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port]. A. L. S. 1 p. In Hamilton, Works of 
Hamilton, 1, 193, under date of 1780. 

Haml. 4, 40 

1781 [Washington, George.] Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 8 [Marquis de Lafayette, Elk River, Maryland]. 

Sailing of French fleet [for the Chesapeake]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 
Endorsed: "* * * Communicated the same in 
telligence to the Minister of France" [Chevalier 
de La Luzerne]. In Sparks, 7, 447. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 13 

1781 Armstrong, John. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To George 

MAR. 8 Washington [Newport]. The faulty financial 

system; interposition of Providence seen in news 
from the South; [Lord] Cornwallis and [Maj.] 
Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; sad circumstances of 
[Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates; reported arrest of 
Col. [Charles] Armand[-Tuffm] by Greene. A. 
L. S. 3 pp. 47, 100 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier]. On board the Due de Bourgogne 

MAR. 8 [Newport]. To [George Washington, Newport]. 

Sailing of the expedition for the Chesapeake. 
L. S. 1 p. 47, 97 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Elk [Maryland]. To [George 

MAR. 8 Washington, Newport]. Lafayette s movements; 

Comte Rochambeau s wish to have only the 
French troops employed; his motive; spirit of 
the troops; safety in going as far as Annapolis 
by water; Lafayette s intentions; hopes of cor 
recting the political mistakes of the Barons [Vio- 
menil and Steuben]; his letter to [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene; secrecy of his intentions. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Apr. 4. 47, 93 

1781 Kauthe, Philip. New York. Examination before a Com- 

MAR. 8 mittee of officers. Treatment experienced while 

a prisoner at Philadelphia; scarcity and quality 
of food; neglect of sick, etc. D. S. by Capt. 
Volpert, Lt. Ch. de Seelhorst and Judge Advocate 
Plumque. Confirmation of above by four pri 
vates, Mar. 17, 1781. 4pp. Enclosed in Knyp- 
hausen to Washington, 1781, Mar. 25. 47, 243 
1781 Southwick, Solomon. Newport. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 8 [Newport]. Inability to call on account of rheu 

matism; supplies on hand; wishes to talk with 
Washington. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 94 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1747 

1781 D Aboville, [Comte]. Newport [Khode Island], Return of 

MAR. 9 guns and principal artillery and ammunition of 

both field and siege artillery of the French Army. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 3 pp. Signed also by 

Pery, Nadal, and Pau. W 

1781 Blaine, Eph[raim]. Newburgh. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 9 [Newport], Great expense and consumption of 

provisions caused by posts for deposit for State 
supplies being established on the line of commu 
nication from the Eastern to the Southern States; 
posts in Connecticut. A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed 
by Tilghman: "Gov. Trumbull assures that no 
Continental provision will be used by the State 
Troops." 47, 102 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 9 Washington [Newport]. Capture and sentencing 

to death of three of Dayton s spies; sailing of a 
British expedition; reception and treatment ac 
corded British flags at Elizabethtown. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Mar. 27. 47, 104 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 10 [Newport]. Arrangement of the Maryland Line; 

loss of the interest of the Cooshocking Indians 
and expectation of a general Indian war; scanty 
meat supply and need of salt provisions; Brig. 
[Gen. George Rogers] Clark s applications for 
supplies; reported defeat and death of Col. [Mot- 
tin] de La Balme at hands of Miami Indians. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 16. 47, 119 

1781 Cheever, Ezekiel. Springfield [Massachusetts], To 

MAR. 10 [George] Washington [Newport]. Trial of John 

Collins; his behavior and that of his friends; 
state of [Commissary General of Military Stores] 
Department for want of money; payment for 
[char-] coal in smith-work; neglected state of the 
Department; expectation of workmen quitting. 
A. L. S. 2pp. 47,116 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Iron Works, North Carolina. To 

MAR. 10 [George] Washington [Newport] Lt. Col. [Henry] 

Lee[jr.] s skirmish at Alamance; junction with 
militia forces; retreat of British toward Guilford 
Court House; lack of confidence in the militia. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Acknowledged Apr. 19. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 259. 47, 105 



1748 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. New Windsor. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 10 ton [Newport]. Exchanges made of Convention 

and other British officers; refusal of enemy to 
exchange [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne on Skinner s 
terms; requests directions. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 12. 47, 106 
1781 [Washington, George.] Newport. To Marquis de Lafa- 
MAR. 11 yette [Elk River, Maryland]. Intelligence of sail 
ing of a British fleet for the Chesapeake; caution 
necessary. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Sparks, 7, 449. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 15 

1781 [Washington, George.] Newport. To Chevalier de La 

MAR. 11 Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Sailing of the French 

and British fleets and chances of an encounter. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 77 
1781 [Washington, George.] Newport. To Brig. Gen. Jacob 
MAR. 12 Bayley [Newbury, New Hampshire]. Reduction 
of Whitcomb s corps; inability to protect every 
part of country. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 19 
1781 [Washington, George.] Newport. To Maj. [Benjamin] 
MAR. 12 Whitcomb, Coos [New Hampshire]. His delay 
in complying with order to send his men to the 
various State lines. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 17 
1781 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] Discontinuance of post at 
MAR. 12 Fishkill and dismissal of John Ruddock. Ex 
tract from the minutes. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Knox to Washington, 1781, 
Apr. 23. 47, 125 
1781 Harrison, R[ichar]d. Cadiz [Spain]. To [George Washing- 
MAR - 12 ton, Newport]. Clothing purchased and shipped 
to Boston. A. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 130 

Duplicate 47, 140. 

1781 Harrison, R[ichard]. Cadiz [Spain]. Invoice of soldiers 

MAR - 12 clothing purchased for use of the United States. 

A. D. S. 7 pp. Enclosed in Harrison to Wash 
ington, 1781, Mar. 12. 47, 132 

Duplicate and triplicate, 47, 134 and 142. 

1781 [Greene, Nathanael.] [Iron Works near Guilford, North 

MAR - 13 Carolina.] Field return of the Southern Army. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1749 

Contemporary copy. Tabular statement. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, Mar. 17. 

47, 162 

1781 Jones, [John] Paul. Philadelphia. To John Brown 

MAR. 13 [Philadelphia]. Answers to forty-seven ques 

tions propounded by the Board of Admiralty 
Feb. 20 and Mar. 1. Answers cover Jones con 
duct from Nov. 1, 1777. Contemporary copy. 
26 pp. Enclosed in Jones to Washington, 1781, 
May 7. In Sherburne s Life of Jones, 1851. 
pp. 215-224. 49, 26 

The original draft, by Jones, of the above answers is undated and is in the 
Papers of John Paul Jones, vol. X, 40, in the Library of Congress. 

1781 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

MAK. 13 Heath [West Point]. Cannon sent him; defeat 

of British expedition against the block-house [at 
Dobbs Ferry]; return of a British fleet; reported 
capture of Arnold; need of repairs to a boat and 
want of shoes and clothing in the Connecticut 
Line. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Mar. 14. 47, 153 

1781 Southwick, Solomon. Newport. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 13 [Newport]. Flour borrowed from the French; 

unsuccessful efforts to obtain a quantity for its 
replacement from Connecticut; requests Wash 
ington s interposition. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed 
by Tilghman: "Matter laid before Gov. Trum- 
bull" 47, 145 

1781 Dickinson, Philemon. Hermitage [near Trenton, New 

MAR. 14 Jersey]. To [George] Washington [New Wind 

sor]. Carrying out of Washington s orders; 
readiness to join the Army at any time. A.L. S. 
2 pp. 47, 220 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [Lt.] Col. [David] 

MAR. 14 Humphreys [New Windsor]. Alacrity of the 

detachment ordered to support the militia move 
ment to relieve the block-house at Dobbs Ferry 
from investure; repulse of the enemy. L. S. 
2 pp. 47, 151 

1781 Mitchell, Alexander. Wyoming [Pennsylvania], To 

MAR. 14 [George] Washington [Providence, Rhode Island]. 

Strengthening the fort at Wyoming; repulse of 

savages at Shawane. L. S. 1 p. 47, 149 



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Parsons, Samuel H[olden], Redding [Connecticut]. To 
[George] Washington [Providence, Rhode Island]. 
Difficulty hi obtaining information; association 
formed to submit to the British; stages of intelli 
gence with Canada; general nature of the plot 
and question of dealing with same; State law 
respecting marauders; requests directions; 
assurances of reward given Parsons spy. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 23. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 260. 47, 147 

Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 
Heath, West Point. Return of a British fleet to 
New York; reports of Arnold s capture; con 
fusion in the city. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington 1781, Mar. 14. 47, 151 

Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George Wash 
ington, Providence]. Sailing of a British fleet 
from Sandy Hook; its destination. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Mar. 27. 47, 245 

Lafayette, [Marquis de.] York[town, Virginia]. To 
[George] Washington [Providence]. Move of the 
detachment to Annapolis; purpose of the expe 
dition well known despite secrecy; Lafayette s 
purpose in preceding the expedition; strength of 
the combined forces; [Brig. ?] Gen. [John?] Greg 
ory s correspondence with the enemy; Arnold 
at Portsmouth; delay of the French fleet; har 
mony with Baron Steuben; reconnoissance of 
enemy s works. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Apr. 4. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3 
264. 47, 156 

Lauzun. [Due de] Lebanon [Connecticut]. Return of his 
legion. Tabular statement. 1 p. (In French.) 

W 

Steuben. [Baron] Yorktown [Virginia]. To [George 
Washington, Providence, Rhode Island], Arrival 
of Marquis de Lafayette; delay of the expedition; 
readiness to start operations as soon as the 
[French] fleet arrives. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Apr. 4. 47, 154 

Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 
[George Washington, Providence]. Strength of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1751 

the British fleet; its destination; money at 
Washington s disposal; conference desired by 
Comte de Barras. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 155 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Iron Works 10 miles from Guilford 

MAR. 16 Court House [North Carolina]. To the President 

of Congress [Philadelphia]. Reasons inducing an 
engagement with the enemy; account of the 
battle of Guilford; retreat; loss of the enemy. 
Contemporary copy by Greene. 5 pp. Enclosed 
in Greene to Washington, 1781, Mar. 17. 47, 159 
1781 Greene, Nathanael. Iron Works 10 miles from Guilford 

MAR. 17 Court House [North Carolina], To [George] 

Washington [Hartford, Connecticut]. Battle of 
Guilford Court House; loss of enemy and hope 
of ultimate advantage. A. L. S. 1 p. 47, 158 
1781 Williams, O[tho] H[oUand]. Return of kiUed, wounded 

MAR. 17 and missing of the Continental troops at battle 

of Guilford Court House. A. D. S. Tabular 
statement. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington, 1781, Mar. 17. 47, 164 
1781 Williams, O[tho] H[olland]. Return of militia, killed 
MAR. 17 wounded and missing at battle of Guilford Court 
House. A. D. S. Tabular statement. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, Mar. 
17. 47, 163 
1781 Culper, Samuel. "729" [Setauket, Long Island]. To 
"374-eo" John Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Weth- 
[MAR. 18] ersfield, Connecticut]. Embarkation to assist 
Arnold; news from Europe; [Samuel] C[ulper] jr. 
again in "727" [New York]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

47, 172 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAR. 18 Washington, New Windsor], Forwarding news 

papers containing accounts of rupture between 
Holland and Great Britain ; report of French and 
British fleets steering for the Chesapeake. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Mar. 27. 47, 273 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Iron Works 10 miles from Guilford 

MAR. 18 Court House [North Carolina]. To [George] 

Washington [Hartford, Connecticut], Behavior 
of militia at Guilford; reasons for bringing on 
the engagement; efficiency of [Charles, Earl] 
Cornwallis force; Lafayette s move to Virginia; 



1752 LJBBARY OF CONGEESS 

reported reason of the Pennsylvania mutiny; 
aid given Greene by Virginia on account of 
Washington s friendship; illness. A. L. S. 
4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 266. 

47, 167 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 18 [George Washington, Hartford]. Letter to Sir 

Henry Clinton [on exchange of French seamen]; 
[President John] Hancock s request for ships to 
aid expedition against Penobscot; report of Corn- 
wallis being surrounded; Arnold s oath never to 
be taken alive. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 21 

47, 166 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier]. On board the Due de Bourgogne, 

MAR. 19 south of the Capes of Delaware. To [George] 

Washington [en route to New Windsor], Em 
barkation for the Chesapeake; account of the 
engagement with the British fleet and the return 
to Newport. L. S. 4 pp. (In French) An 
swered Mar. 31. 47, 170 

A second L. S. is in C. C. 152, 10, 31. 

1781 Viomenil, [Baron.] On board the Due de Bourgogne, 

MAR. 19 south of Capes of Delaware. To [George Wash 

ington, en route to New Windsor], The Chesa 
peake expedition. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 
Answered Mar. 31. 47, 168 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 19 ton [en route to New Windsor]. Inability to 

forward a detachment South on account of the 
supineness of the [Pennsylvania] State Council; 
its delay in f ulfilling its promises to the troops ; 
excuse of lack of money; the clothing situation; 
arms, accoutrements and camp equipage. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 8. 47, 179 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Philadelphia. To the President of 

. 19 Congress -[Philadelphia]. Washington s expecta 

tions respecting the Southern detachment; delay 
in forwarding the reenf orcements ; need of money 
and clothing; need for Congress to adopt some 
mode to facilitate advancement of the troops; 
Wayne s situation. Contemporary copy by 
Wayne. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wayne to Wash 
ington, 1781, Mar. 19. 47, 181 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1753 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Chevalier de 

MAR. 21 Chastellux [Newport, Rhode Island]. Obliga 

tions for his politeness; situation in Virginia and 
South Carolina. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

P. II, 309 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen, 

MAR. 21 [Nathanael] Greene [Camp at Buffalo Creek, 

North Carolina]. His retreat before Cornwallis; 
Lafayette s and French detachment for the 
Chesapeake; British detachment and reenforce- 
ment; delay of levies from Eastern States; opera 
tions in Virginia; war between Britain and Hol 
land. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Sparks, 7, 456. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 25 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 21 [William] Heath [West Point]. Complaint of 

Massachusetts officers; their unfounded suspi- 
ciousness and jealousy over commands in La 
fayette s detachment; Heath s personal com 
plaint. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. In Ford, 
9, 185. B. XIII, pt. 3, 21 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To President [JO- 

MAR. 21 seph] Reed and Brig. Gen. [James] Potter [Phila 

delphia]. Their report of the [Pennsylvania] mu 
tiny; approbation of their proceedings; promo 
tion matter. Draft. 2 pp. B. XIII, pt. 3, 33 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

MAR. 21 chambeau [Newport]. Sailing of British ships 

from New York; Britain s declaration of war 
against HoUand; Cornwallis in the South; Mas 
sachusetts request for an expedition against 
Penobscot. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 79 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

MAR. 21 [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Value of Steuben s 

services; contemplated attack on Portsmouth 

[Virginia]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 29 

1781 Elaine, Eph[raim]. Newburgh [New York]. To [George] 

- 21 Washington [New Windsor]. Difficulty of set 

tling accounts of his deputies who have left the 
service; requests leave to attend the Treasury 



1754 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Board; changes necessary if he is to stay in the 
[Commissary] Department; arrangements made; 
desires Washington s approbation of past con 
duct should he leave the service. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

47, 192 

1781 Elaine, Ephraim. Newburgh. To [George Washington, 
MAR. 21 Newburgh]. Public transactions [as Deputy and 
Commissary General of Purchases] since 1778 are 
still unsettled ; requests leave of absence to settle 
the accounts; willingness to render Washington 
every aid even if he should leave the Army. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed "A Copy " W 

1781 Fauntleroy, Moore. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

MAR. 21 Washington, New London]. Impossibility of 

agreeing to transfer to the 1st Dragoons. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Apr. 4. 47, 191 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 21 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Return of 

fleet of British transports. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Mar. 29. 47, 183 

1781 Stewart, Walter. Yellow Springs [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAR. 21 [George] Washington [New Windsor], Satisfac 

tion at Washington s approval of his conduct 
during the Pennsylvania mutiny; slowness of re 
cruiting; conscious guilt of men respecting their 
oath as to former discharge; efforts to obtain a 
law that will draw out recruits; strength of the 
different regiments; intention of marrying but 
will not leave the Army. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Apr. 12. 47, 185 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Mrs. [Na- 

MAR. 22 thanael] Greene [Rhode Island]. News from 

Gen. Greene; her intention to join him. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. P. II, 313 

1781 lyman, Gamfaliel] D[wight]. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To 

MAR - 22 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Intended 

British expedition against Casco Bay; was lately 

in the British service ; applies for a position in the 

Continental Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 195 

1781 Moylan, Stephen. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAR - 22 Washington [New Windsor]. Transfer of Majors 

[Epaphras] Bull and [Moore] Fauntleroy; no 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1755 

prospect of horses or accoutrements; report of 
British and French fleets off the Virginia capes. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 4. 47, 194 

1781 [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] To [Francois, 

MAR. 23 Marquis de Barbe-Marbois, Philadelphia]. Cer 

tificate of service of Col. [Lewis de] La Radiere. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 81 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte [de 

MAR. 23 Castries] de Charlus [Philadelphia]. His offer to 

accompany Marquis de Lafayette. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 85 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To "Comte" 

MAR. 23 [Robert] Dillon [Philadelphia]. His intention to 

accompany Lafayette. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 87 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. Cad- 

MAR. 23 wallader Jones, Chesterfield Court House [Vir 

ginia]. His claim to majority. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt, 3, 41 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 23 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 

Circumvention of [Tory] plot [in Fairfield and 

Stratford counties]; military aid. Draft. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 35 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Don Francisco 

MAR. 23 Rendon [Philadelphia]. The expedition against 

Pensacola; importance of operations in the 

South. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 83 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Philip John] 

MAR. 23 Schuyler, Albany. Birth of his daughter; post 

ponement in appointing Secretary at War; 
expectation of arrival of the French fleet ; delay 
of French; situation in South Carolina. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. Extract in Ford, 9, 134, 
note. P. II, 315 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [William] 

MAR. 23 Shepard [Springfield, Massachusetts]. Carrying 

out of court-martial sentence of John Collins; 



1756 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

condition of public works at Springfield. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 2, 39 

1781 Blaine, Eph[raim]. Newburgh [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 23 Washington, New Windsor. Directions of the 

[Pennsylvania] State Council to furnish no more 
provisions to the Army; small prospect of flour 
supply; indifference of Jersey; requests Wash 
ington to write to the Pennsylvania Assembly; 
supplies in store at West Point, Fishkill, etc., 
Ringwood, Morristown and other places. A. L. S. 

3 pp. 47, 210 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 23 [New Windsor]. Sailing of a British transport 

fleet to the Southward; secret despatches sent 
from New York to Quebec; flat boats at Spuyten 
Duyvil Creek and the New Levies at Fort Wash 
ington; character of John Austin. L. S. 3pp. 

47, 203 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 23 [New Windsor]. Washington s approbation of 

his conduct; discharge of Maj. [Thomas] Cart- 
wright; efforts to obtain intelligence from New 
York. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 205 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis dc]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

MAR. 23 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. March of 

the detachment and sailing to Annapolis; 
Lafayette s movement to Virginia; reconnois- 
sance of enemy s position; arrival of a British 
fleet; measures taken to return to the North; 
report of engagement of the 15th [Guilford Court 
House]. A. L. S. 7 pp. Answered Apr. 4. In 
Sparks, 8, 509. 47, 206 

1781 Moylan, John. Newburgh [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 23 Washington [New Windsor]. Large return of 

clothing called for by Col. [Timothy] Pickering 
for employees of the Quartermaster Department; 
similar application for hides; detrimental con 
sequences to troops; belief in Pickering s motive. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 47, 200 

1781 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. To [George] Washington [New 

MAR. 23 Windsor]. Carrying out of Washington s orders 

[respecting the Tory plot in Fairfield and Strat- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1757 

ford counties]; wish to join the Army. March 
26 Receipt of Washington s letter of 23d inst. ; 
inability to stir on account of a fever. L. S. 2 pp. 

47, 202 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Williamsburg, Virginia. To [George] 

MAR. 23 Washington [New Windsor]. Regret at failure of 

attempt on Portsmouth; [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene s success dependent upon that in Vir 
ginia; chance of British again penetrating the 
country and consequent stoppage of aid sent to 
the Southward. L. S. 2pp. Answered Apr. 18. 

47, 198 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [William] 

MAR. 24 Davies [Chesterfield, Virginia]. Remonstrance of 

Virginia field officers against Brig. [Gen.] [George] 

Weedon s readmission into the Virginia Line. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 45 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Lt.] Col. 

MAR. 24 [Adam] Hubley [jr., Philadelphia]. His derange 

ment; certificate of his merit. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 47 

1781 Washington, George.] New Windsor. Certificate of serv- 

MAR. 24 ice of Lt; Col. Adam Hubley, jr. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 49 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 24 Ham] Heath [West Point]. Maj. [Thomas] Cart- 

wright s resignation; [John] Austin, a secret 
agent. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 43 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To John Pierce 

MAR. 24 [Philadelphia]. Extra ration issued to officers. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XHI, pt. 3, 53 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col.] James 

MAR. 24 Wilkinson [Philadelphia]. Matter of residence 

referred to Congress. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 51 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 24 [N ew Windsor]. Date of Maj. [Thomas] Cart- 



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wright s discharge; sends forward John Austin 
and Timothy Crouch. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 25. 47, 212 

1781 KnT>x,"H[enry]. [New Windsor] To [George] Washington 

MAR. 24 [New Windsor]. Opinion on appointment of 

brigade bakers. L. S. 7 pp. F. Ill, 1 

1781 Laurens, John. Passy near Paris [France]. To [George] 

MAR. 24 Washington [New Windsor]. [Benjamin] Frank 

lin s negotiations; Comte de Vergennes reply; 
money and clothing to be furnished; delay and 
difficulties; Vergennes complaint of the exces 
sive demands of Congress; fleets to be sent to 
the East and West Indies; probability of Comte 
De Grasse arriving on the American coast in 
July; value of Washington s name. A. L. S. 
5 pp. part in cipher with translation (47, 217) 
in Washington handwriting. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 3, 268. 47, 213 

Press-copy in 48, 59. 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. Certificate of service 

MAR. 25 of Lt. Col. Robert Hanson Harrison. Auto, 

draft signed. 1 p. P. II, 321 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 25 liam] Heath [West Point]. Maj. [Thomas] Cart- 

wright s discharge; return of a deserter. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 55 

1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

MAR. 25 Washington, New Windsor. Dispute with [Maj.] 

Jellis Fonda respecting supplies for Oneida In 
dians. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 27. 47, 246 
1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 25 [New Windsor]. Inoculation of troops for small 

pox; hospital accommodations; requests direc 
tions and supplies. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 
26. 47, 230 

1781 Knyphausen, [Baron von]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 25 ington [New Windsor]. Sufferings of Hessian 

prisoners in Philadelphia; requests permission 
for an officer to take them clothing, money, etc. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 29. 47, 237 

1781 Lafayette, Marquis de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

MAR. 25 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. British 

fleet in Lynn Haven Bay; reported actions be- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1759 

tween the British and French fleets off the Capes 
of Virginia; lack of knowledge of the issue; 
measures taken by Lafayette. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Apr. 4. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 270. 47, 231 

1781 Pomeroy, Ralph. Hartford [Connecticut]. To Col. Tim- 

MAR. 25 othy Pickering [Newburgh, New York]. Hiring 

of ox-teams ; dispute over terms ; advisability of 
purchasing; inability to obtain teams in Massa 
chusetts on account of the low pay; provision 
supply; need of iron, coal, etc. ; supplies sent on; 
lack of money; method employed to obtain sup 
plies; worthlessness of Pickering s certificates; 
settlement of last winter s team accounts ; public 
horses in Litchfield County [Connecticut] ; maga 
zine at Bull s Ferry; removal of stores from 
Litchfield, Danbury and elsewhere. Contempo 
rary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Pomeroy to Wash 
ington, 1781, Apr. 8. 48, 26 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 25 [George Washington, New Windsor] Uneasiness 

over lack of news of the French fleet [Viomenirs 
detachment]; England s declaration of war 
against Holland. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 
31. 47, 226 

1781 Sibille, - de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George 

MAR. 26 Washington, New Windsor]. His station and 

consequence; Rochambeau s confidence; readi 
ness to resign if he is an obstruction to free 
communication with Rochambeau. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Apr. 5. 47, 228 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 26 [John] Armstrong [Carlisle, Pennsylvania]. Les 

son of experience; state of affairs; anxiety for 
affairs in South Carolina and the French fleet; 
refusal of French to go to Chesapeake Bay when 
first proposed by Washington; conduct of the 
States. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. With omis 
sions in Ford, 9, 192. P. II, 323 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 26 [William] Heath [West Point]. Refitting of gun 

boat; inoculation of troops. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 57 



1760 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

MAR. 26 ington, New Windsor]. Difficulty of obtaining 

intelligence from New York; movements of the 
British fleet at Sandy Hook; requests permission 
to attempt a secret mission on Staten Island. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Acknowledged Mar. 27. 47, 255 
1781 Hand, Edward. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 26 [New Windsor]. Purpose of formation of Invalid 

corps ; inspection necessary and general rule for 
future transfers to the corps. L. S. 2 pp. 31, 90 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 26 [New Windsor]. The unavoidable expense he 

has been under as commandant of West Point; 
his private affairs and need of leave of absence. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 30. 47, 250 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

M AR. 26 [New Windsor]. Gun-boat to protect the guard- 

boats; inoculation of troops; John Austin s 
identity. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 252 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Williamsburg [Virginia], To 

MAR. 26 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Keturn of 

British fleet to Lynn Haven Bay accompanied 
by transports from New York; account of action 
of British and French fleet; mistaken reports as 
to the second cannonade heard. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 4. 47, 233 

1781 lafayette, [Marquis de]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

MAR. 26 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. French 

fleet gone to Cape Fear; mistake about can 
nonade; return of the British with reenforce- 
ments; intention to return with his detachment 
to the Army; opportunity to attack New York. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 47, 235 

1781 Miles, Samuel. Philadelphia. To Capt. [Bartholomew] 

MAR - 26 von Heer [Reading, Pennsylvania]. Want of 

money the reason of not furnishing supplies to 
his corps. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in von Heer to Washington, 1781, May 25. 

49, 295 

1781 [Neilson, John.] Trenton. To [Col. Timothy Pickering, 

MAR. 26 Newburgh]. Sale of huts of the Artillery at 

Pluckamin. Contemporary extract by Picker 
ing. 1 p. Enclosed in Pickering to Washington, 
1781, Apr. 14. 48, 110 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1761 

[1781] New York, Legislature. Act making purchasing agents 

[MAR. 26] and officers of Army amenable to civil law for 

misconduct in office. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Hay to Washington, 1781, Apr. 10. 

48, 45 

1781 Parsons, Samuel Holden. To Washington. See: Parsons 

to Washington, 1781, Mar. 23. 

1781 Viomenil, Baron de. On board the Due de Bourgogne [New- 

MAR. 26 port]. To Comte de Rochambeau [Newport]. 

Reports failure of the [Chesapeake] expedition; 
preparations for landing the wounded, etc. Con 
temporary translation. 1 p. Enclosed in Ro 
chambeau to Washington, 1781, Mar. 27. 

47, 258 

[1781] [Viomenil, Baron.] [Newport.] Return of troops wounded 

[MAR. 26] or killed in the action near Chesapeake Bay, 

March 16, 1781. 1 p. Enclosed in Rochambeau 
to Washington, 1781, May 27. 47, 259 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

MAR. 27 Dayton [Chatham New Jersey]. Intelligence 

obtained by British through flags at Elizabeth- 
town; permission to employ men as proposed 
[for a foray on Staten Island]. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 59 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Lt.] Col. Udny 

MAR. 27 Hay [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Ration issue to 

Indians. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 61 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 27 [New Windsor]. State of [Brig.] Gen. [George 

Rogers] Clark s preparations; discovery of a 
communication with the enemy; disaffected 
inhabitants; friendly Delawares from Co- 
shocking; Brodhead s intended raid on the 
Coshocking towns; request for continuance of 
Capt. [Samuel] Brady s services. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Apr. 25. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 273. 47, 266 
1781 Knox, H[enry]. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 
MAR. 27 [New Windsor]. Filling of second lieutenant 
vacancies in the artillery ; question as to right of 
appointment, method of promotion; quali- 

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fications; care necessary in appointments; 
requests a representation of the matter to Con 
gress. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 275. 47, 262 

1781 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

MAR. 27 Washington [New Windsor]. Forwarding letters 

for Comte de Rochambeau ; the Chesapeake ex 
pedition; L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 31. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 272. 47, 260 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAR. 27 [George Washington, New Windsor]. The en 

counter of the French and British fleets off the 
Capes of the Chesapeake; losses. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 31. 47, 256 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor, ^o Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 28 [William] Heath [West Point]. Permission for 

[John] Austin to go to Morristown. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 63 

1781 Admiralty Board. [Philadelphia.] Report to Congress on 

MAR. 28 result of investigation of clothing and military 

stores not being sent from France and conduct 
of Capt. John Paul Jones. Contemporary copy. 
16 pp. Enclosed in Jones to Washington, 1781, 
May 7. 49, 40 

1781 Scudder, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To Col. 

MAR. 28 [Elias] Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey], Raid of 

enemy on Elizabethtown; need of ammunition. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Dayton to Washing 
ton, 1781, Mar. 30. 47, 304 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Camp [New Windsor]. To [George] 

MAR - 28 Washington [New Windsor]. The application for 

permission for British and Hessian officers to 
visit prisoners [at Philadelphia]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "Copy transmitted to 
Genl. Knyphausen 29th March. " 47, 272 

1781 Trescott, Lemuel. Crompond [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR - 28 [William] Heath, West Point. Acknowledgement 

of a British officer that the late naval action off 
the Chesapeake Capes was a drawn battle. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1781, Mar. 29. 47, 282 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1763 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

MAR. 29 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey], Success in 

recruiting; report of action of French and 

British fleets near the Chesapeake. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 65 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [James] 

MAR. 29 Johnston [New Windsor]. Settlement of pay of 

Massachusetts regiments. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 67 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Baron von] 

MAR. 29 Knyphausen [New York]. Complaint as to pro 

visions issued to Hessian prisoners; treatment 
of British in Philadelphia; passports for officers 
conveying clothing, etc.; inspections. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

E. 401 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

MAR. 29 Rochambeau [Newport]. Anxiety for the squad 

ron that sailed for the Chesapeake; movements 
of British ships. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 89 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To Gov. George Clinton 

MAR. 29 [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Necessity of with 

drawing troops from the frontier because of lack 
of provisions. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Clinton to Washington, 1781, Apr. 5. 

47, 284 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. La ViTle de Paris, at Sea. To [Comte 

MAR. 29 de Rochambeau, Newport, Rhode Island]. Ap 

pointment to command of French naval forces 
in America; need of pilots; requests intelligence 
of British fleet; date of his departure [from 
West Indies] for coast of North America; short 
time he can stay on the coast and necessity of 
being ready to cooperate. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau to Washington, 
1781, June 12. 50,52 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Col. Ramsay s, Deep River [North 

MAR. 29 Carolina]. To [George] Washington [New Wind- 

sorj. Arrival of British reenforcements in Vir 
ginia; wish for Lafayette s detachment to join 



1764 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

him; failure of recruiting in Virginia, Maryland 
and North Carolina; intention of carrying the 
war into South Carolina; object; difficulties; 
plan of the march. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Apr. 22. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
3, 277. 47, 298 

[1781] Greene, Nathanael. Return of infantry serving in the 

[MAR. 29] Southern Army. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

of O[tho] H[olland] Williams. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Greene to Washington, 1781, Mar. 29. 47, 300 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 29 .[New Windsor]. Uneasiness of Col. [Goose] Van 

Schaick s regiment [1st New York] on account of 

pay; diminishing stock of provisions. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Mar. 30. 47, 278 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 29 [New Windsor]. Intelligence from Maj. [Lemuel] 

Trescott. A. L. S. 1 p. Acknowledged Mar. 30. 

47, 281 

1781 Platt, Richard. Newburgh [New York]. To Lt. Col. Da- 

MAR. 29 vid Humphreys [New Windsor]. Lack of success 

in obtaining teams to transport flour from Ring- 
wood to New Windsor; refusal of magistrates to 
grant warrants; quantities awaiting transporta 
tion; impress necessary. A. L. S. 6pp. 47,274 

1781 Selden, E[zra]. Stony Point [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 29 [William] Heath, West Point. Report of action 

off the Virginia capes between the French and 

British fleet. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath 

to Washington, 1781, Mar. 30. 47, 295 

1781 Virginia, Legislature, Council. [Williamsburgh]. Inad- 

MAR. 29 visability of adopting Baron Steuben s sugges 

tion to send militia to reenforce [Maj.] Gen. [Na 
thanael] Greene; allowing, as a reenforcement, 
one-fourth of militia of certain named counties. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Steuben 
to Washington, 1781, Apr. 15. 48, 140 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 30 ham] Heath [West Point]. Distress of New York 

troops for pay; his rations on his journey to Mas 
sachusetts; extra allowance as commander at 
West Point. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 69 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1765 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

MAR. 30 ington, New Windsor]. British fleet at [Sandy] 

Hook; abortive raid on Elizabethtown; report 
of engagement of French and British fleets off 
the Chesapeake Capes. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Apr. 4. 47, 303 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Col. Ramsay s, Deep River [North 

MAR. 30 Carolina]. To [the President of Congress, Phila 

delphia]. Pursuit of the enemy; difficulties en 
countered from the disaffected; British loss at 
Guilford; returning home of the Virginia militia; 
deadly character of the partizan warfare; impos 
sibility of supporting the war in the South by mi 
litia; skirmish at the Great Bridge [near Wilming 
ton] [Mar.] 9 ; CornwalhV proclamation [after the 
battle of Guilford]; British abandonment of 
scheme to raise two negro regiments; their 
efforts with the militia; need of clothing for 
Greene s troops. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, Mar. 
29. 47, 296 

A manuscript copy of Cornwallis Proclamation which was daled Mar. 
18, 1781, is in C. C. 155, 2, 25. 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 30 [New Windsor]. Washington s care of the [1st] 

New York regiment; requests his influence with 
Congress to obtain reimbursement of his ex 
penses; feelings on inability to obtain leave of 
absence. L. S. 3 pp. 47, 289 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 30 [New Windsor]. Stoppage of all intercourse with 

New York ; evidence of an important movement 

being in contemplation. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 293 

1781 Strong, Nathan and Nehemiah Prudden. Hartford [Con- 

MAR. 30 necticut]. Alexander McDowall s information 

respecting a certain British spy named Lee. D. S. 

Sworn before Oliver Ellsworth. 1 p. 61, 72 

1781 Walker, Joseph. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAR. 30 Washington [New Windsor]. [Brig.] Gen. [Sam 

uel Holden] Parsons illness; capture and impris 
onment of many persons [concerned in Loyalist 
plot in Fairfield and Stratford Counties]. A. L. 
S. 2 pp. 47, 291 



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1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier 

MAR. 31 Destouches [Newport]. Acknowledging account 

of his action with [Vice] Adml. [Marriot] Ar- 

buthnot; sense of valor of the French. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 97 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Chevalier de 

MAR. 31 La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. Transmitting ac 

count of action between the French and British 
squadrons off the Chesapeake Capes; confidence 
in the exertions of the French. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 91 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Maj. [Richard] 

MAR. 31 Platt [Newburgh, New York]. Impress of teams 

for bringing forward stores and clothing. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 71 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

MAR. 31 Rochambeau [Newport]. Return of the French 

squadron to Newport ; valor of the French ; news 
of battle at Guilford Court-house, North Caro 
lina. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 93 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Vio- 

MAR. 31 menil [Newport]. Failure of the Chesapeake 

enterprise; confidence in exertions of the French. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 95 

1781 Cheever, Efzekiel]. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 

MAR. 31 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Need of 

money to repair arms and accoutrements of Col. 
[Elisha] Sheldon s regiment [2d Continental Dra 
goons]; fruitless attempt to obtain leather from 
the Board of War. A. L. S. 1 p. 47, 308 

1781 Kinnan, Peter. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAR. 31 Washington, New Windsor]. Suspicious actions 

of John Smith. A. L. S. 1 p. 47, 309 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island], To 

MAR. 31 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Necessity 

of a decided superiority at sea as shown by the 

recent engagement [off the Chesapeake capes]; 

cooperative plans; march to the North River; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1767 

possible move to the Southward; [Louis Le 
Begue] Brig. [Gen.] Duportail s knowledge of 
Rochambeau s ideas. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Apr. 5. 47, 305 

[1781] Duportail, [Louis Le Begue] [New Windsor.] General 

[MAR. ?] observations on operations which can be under 

taken on arrival of Comte de Grasse at [Sandy] 
Hook. A. D. S. 6 pp. F. Ill, 9. 

1781 [Pomeroy, Ralph.] [Hartford, Connecticut.] Agreement, 

MAR. in blank, with conductors of ox-teams for fur 

nishing transportation. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Pomeroy to Washington, 
1781, Apr. 8. 48, 28 

[1781] [Pomeroy, Ralph.] [Hartford, Connecticut.] List of con- 
[MAR.] ductors who have contracted to raise teams and 

drivers for the ensuing campaign. A. D. 1 p, 
Enclosed in Pomeroy to Washington, 1781. 
Apr. 8. 48, 29 

[1781] Swift, Heman. [Hartford, Connecticut]. To [George] 

[MAR.] Washington [New Windsor]. Information of 

[Alexander] McDowall respecting one Lee. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 47, 310 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Joseph] 

APR. 1 Walker [Danbury, Connecticut]. Management 

[of the Tory plot in Fairfield and Stratford coun 
ties]; disposition of prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 73 

1781 Hand, Edward. [New Windsor.] Return of recruits that 

APR. l have joined the Army since Jan. 1, 1781. Tabu 

lar statement. D. S. 1 p. A. VI, pt. 1, 47 
1781 Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 

APR. l [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Forward 

ing recruits; lack of arms and accoutrements. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 47, 311 

1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. Pay, subsistence, cloth- 

APR. 2 ing and officering of two New York State regi 

ments. Contemporary copy. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. Enclosed in Wash 
ington to Heath, 1781, Dec. 31. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 251 

1781 Fogg, Jeremiah. Bedford [New York]. To Maj. [Amos] 

APR. 2 Morrill, on the Lines. Capture of deserters by 



1768 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

militia; claim of reward; character of the Bed 
ford militia; intention of starting partisan war 
fare in retaliation. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Heath to Washington, 1781, Apr. 5. 47, 333 
1781 Forrest, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

APR. 2 ton, New Windsor]. Fulfilment of orders at 

Carlisle [Pennsylvania]; breaking up of the post 
by the Board of War; solicits Washington s rec 
ommendation for appointment as Commissary 
General of Military Stores. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 16. 47, 316 

1781 Hall, D[avid?]. [Orange County, New York]. To [Maj. 

APR. 2 Richard Platt, Newburgh, New York]. Teams 

obtained by impressment. Contemporary copy 
on same document with Steward to Platt, 1781, 
Apr. 2. 

1781 Hughes, Hugh. Return of all public craft and boats on 

APR. 2 the Hudson River. Contemporary copy. Tabu 

lar statement. 1 p. Enclosed in Platt to Hum 
phreys, 1781, Apr. 3. 47, 320 
1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Hingham [Massachusetts]. To 
APR. 2 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Delay in 
forwarding recruits from lack of clothing; pros 
pect of completing the levies. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 21. 48, 200 
[1781] Procter, Thomas. [Philadelphia.] Monthly return of the 
[APR. 2] 4th Pennsylvania Artillery. D. S. 1 p. Printed 
blank filled out. Enclosed in St. Clair to Wash 
ington, 1781, Apr. 6. 48, 6 
1781 Steward, John. Goshen [New York]. To [Maj. Richard 
APR. 2 Platt, Newburgh]. Teams from his district in 
service since March 21st. Contemporary copy. 
Enclosed in Platt to Humphreys, 1781, Apr. 6. 

48, 9 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

APR. 3 chambeau [Newport]. Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] 

Greene s account of battle [of Guilford Court 
house]; British account of engagement between 
Chevalier Destouches and [Vice] Adml. [Marriot] 
Arbuthnot. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. D. I, pt. 2, 99 

1781 Chandler, Joseph. Bethlehem [New York]. To Maj. 

APR. 3 [Richard] Platt [Newburgh]. Teams impressed 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1769 

and ordered to Ringwood [New Jersey]; desti 
tute condition of the people. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Platt to Humphreys, 
1781, Apr. 6. 48, 8 

1781 Harrison, R[ichar]d. Cadiz [Spain]. To [George Wash- 

APR. 3 ington, Newport]. Cop} 7 of letter of Mar. 12; 

memorandum of ships by which the clothing 

was sent. A. L. S. 3 pp. 47, 139 

1781 Howell, Joseph, jr. [New Windsor.] Certificate of Col. 

APR. 3 Thomas Procter s freedom from debt to the 

public. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Procter to 

Washington, 1781, Apr. 9. 48, 36 

1781 Marvin, Elihu. Cornwall Precinct [New York]. To [Maj. 

APR. 3 Richard Platt, Newburgh]. Result of his im 

press warrant for teams. Contemporary copy 
on same document with Steward to Platt, 1781, 
Apr. 2. Enclosed in Platt to Washington, 1781, 
Apr. 6. 

1781 Platt, Richard. Newburgh [New York]. To [Lt.] Col. 

APR. 3 [David] Humphreys Enclosing a return of 

boats. Recent copy. 1 p. 47, 319 

1781 Kochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 3 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Proposed 

march of the French [toward the Hudson]; Brit 
ish convoy from New York. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 7. 47, 317 

1781 Satterly, Nathaniel. Cornwall Precinct [New York]. To 

APR. 3 [Maj. Richard Platt, Newburgh]. Result of his 

impress warrant for teams. Contemporary copy 
on same document with Steward to Platt, 1781, 
Apr. 2. Enclosed in Platt to Washington, 1781, 
Apr. 6. 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Albany. To [George] Washing- 

ton [New Windsor]. Embarrassment at inability 
to show [Mrs. Martha Washington] attention; 
motives behind the appointment of a Secretary 
at War; opinion of [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates, 
who is proposed for the office; regret at the de 
feat of Washington s plan [of French expedition 
to Virginia]. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 3, 280. 47, 321 



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[1781] Smith, Henry. Hanover [New York]. To [Maj. Richard 

[APR. 3] Platt, Newburgh]. Teams to be ready. 

Hunter, James. Shawangunk. Same. 
Dubois, Nathaniel. Same. 
Little, James. Goshen Precinct. Same. 
Morrison, John. Same. 

"Daniel Burt and William Armstrong Esqrs. 
only signed their names" Contemporary copies 
on same document with Steward to Platt, 1781, 
Apr. 2. 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Epaphras] 

APR. 4 Bull [Lancaster? Pennsylvania]. Cancelling or 

der for his transfer to 4th Dragoons. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 85 

[Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 
Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Capture of the 
post[-rider] ; intelligence of British fleet. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 81 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Winsdor. To Maj. [Moore] 

APR. 4 Fauntleroy [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Cancel 

ling of order for his transfer to 1st Dragoons. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 87 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj . Gen. [Ben- 

APR. 4 jamin] Lincoln [Boston]. Pressing need of as 

sisting the South; slowness of recruiting; Brit 
ish reenforcement of their Southern Army; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene s defeat [at Guil- 
ford Courthouse]; detention of Massachusetts 
officers. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 9, 200. B. XIII, pt. 3, 75 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Stephen] 

APR. 4 Moylan, Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. Transfer of 

Majors [Moore] Fauntleroy and [Epaphras] Bull; 

importance of completing the cavalry. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 83 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 4 [Thomas] Nelson [jr., Yorktown, Virginia]. Re 

questing assistance to [Ensign ? de] Camus who is 



COREESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1771 

to command an armed vessel in York river. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 79 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

APR. 4 [Chesterfield, Virginia]. Failure of expedition 

against Arnold ; exertions for Lafayette; help to 
[Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; Capt. Cadwal- 
lader Jones s promotion. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 77 
1781 Kochambeau, Comte de. Newport. To [George Washing- 

APR. 4 ton, New Windsor]. Washington s approval of 

courage shown by the French in the engagement 
[off the Chesapeake Capes] ; opinion of Cornwallis 
intentions. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 8. 

47, 322 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Marquis de 

APR. 5 Lafayette, Elk River, Maryland]. Failure of 

enterprise [against Arnold] ; exertions of Chevalier 
Des Touches; return of detachment; artillery and 
stores to be left at Baltimore. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 7, 
468. B. XIII, pt. 3, 89 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Mons. de Sibille 

ApR 5 [Newport]. His rank and the consideration to 

which he is entitled. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. D. I, pt. 2, 101 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

ApR - 5 Windsor]. Withdrawal of troops from the fron 

tiers because of lack of provisions; lack of stores 
for the sick; deficiency of every kind of supplies. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 12. 47, 285 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

APR. 5 Windsor]. Lack of occurrences; lack of neces 

sities for Northern Department and means to 
obtain them; lack of provisions; raising of State 
troops; distress in hospitals; lack of money; 
need of an engineer; application to the State 
legislature. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. Pers. 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

ApR - 5 [New Windsor]. Protest of officers of Col. 

[Moses] Hazen s [2d Canadian] regiment against 

Maj. [James Randolph] Reid s conduct; case of 



1772 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Capt. Simmons; British ships in New York har 
bor; Pennsylvania deserters ; reward for capture 
of deserters. L. S. 3 pp. 47, 329 

1781 Swift, Heman. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

APR. 5 Washington [New Windsor] Suspicions of a Mr. 

Lee; theft of public stores by Glastonbury 
teamsters. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 16. 

47, 326 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Marquis de 

APR. 6 Lafayette [Elk River, Maryland]. Ordering his 

detachment to reenforce [Maj.] Gen. [Nathan- 
ael] Greene; general directions for his march; 
difficulty with Massachusetts officers over [Lt.] 
Col. Gimat and Maj. [William] Galvan s com 

mand. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 202. B. XIII, pt. 3, 95 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Marquis de 

APR. 6 Lafayette or officer commanding the detachment 

[Elk River, Maryland]. Orders to halt. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 93 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Jotham Loring 

APR. 6 [Boston ?] Reasons for refusing him a new trial. 

Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 99 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Samuel] 

APR. 6 Miles [Philadelphia]. Importance of letters to 

be forwarded to Marquis de Lafayette. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 103 

1781 Pierce, John. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

APR. 6 New Windsor]. Washington s letter of [Mar.] 24 

laid before Congress; warrants granted on the 

States; delay in returning to camp. A. L. S. 

1 p. 48, 15 

1781 Platt, Richard. Newburgh [New York]. To Lt. Col. 

APR. 6 [David] Humphreys [New Windsor]. Washing 

ton s application to Justices [of the Peace] for 
teams; their answers and the result; refusal of 
willing people to furnish teams unless the 
unwilling are forced to do likewise; impress 
penalty proposed. A. L. S. 2pp. 48,7 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1773 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island], To 

APR. 6 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Consider 

ation of plan proposed by Massachusetts to 
attack Penobscot; French transports ordered 
away; confidence in supplies and forces being 
furnished once the plan of campaign is decided 
upon. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 10. 47, 334 
1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 6 [New Windsor]. Gout; small success with the 

Assembly in forwarding the recruiting; strength 
of the detachment ; artillery and route of march 
to join [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; state of 
Moylan s regiment ; retreat of Cornwallis ; British 
reenforcement in the Chesapeake; difficulty in 
obtaining returns of troops. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Apr. 25. 48, 4 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To John R. 

APR. 6 Stafford, West Point. Request for beef and 

rum. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Apr. 7. 48, 22 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Hartford. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 6 ington, New Windsor. Assembling of Refugees 

at Lloyd s Neck; system of intelligence estab 
lished; proposal and plan of Tallmadge s in 
former [Samuel Culper] for breaking up the post ; 
Tallmadge s willingness to act in any capacity in 
the attempt. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 8. 

48, 2 

1781 Williams, J[ohn?] C[hester?] Granville [Massachusetts]. 

APR. 6 To N[athaniel] Stevens [Fishkill, New York]. 

Drove of cattle sent to Fishkill; impossibility of 
obtaining number desired weekly from Massa 
chusetts alone. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1781, Apr. 10. 48, 50 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Ralph Pome- 

APR. 7 roy, Hartford [Connecticut]. Transportation of 

meat to the Army. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 105 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Tc Comte de Ro- 

APR. 7 chambeau [Newport]. Deferring march of French 

army toward the Hudson; enterprise against 

New York and affairs in the South; conversation 



1774 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

with [Brig.] Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail; 
movements of the British and their strength at 
New York. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. In part in Ford, 9, 205. 

D. I, pt, 2, 103 

[1781] Beekman, G. G. [Peekskill, New York.] Memorandum 

[APR. 7?] of intelligence of the British having sent out 

four parties to capture or assassinate Washing 
ton and others. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Apr. 7. 48, 20 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George 

APR. 7 Washington, New Windsor]. Probable capture 

of Washington s letter; using of Lt. [William] 

McMichael as a spy. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Apr. 11. 48, 18 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 7 [New Windsor]. Forwarding information [of 

assassinating parties sent out by the enemy]; 
precautions taken; regret over number of old 
British soldiers in the New York regiment [1st ?]. 
L. S. 1 p. 47, 19 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 7 [New Windsor]. Vigilance on the water; appre 

hension of scarcity of provisions; officer ordered 
to go in a flag to New York. L. S. 2 pp. 

48, 21 

1781 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. 7 Heath [West Point]. Removal of British boats 

from Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the East River. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1781, Apr. 7. 48, 23 

1781 Eochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 7 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Satisfac 

tion at postponement of junction with Southern 
army; purchase of horses; strength of guard 
needed for stores depositing at Providence; re 
quests advance notice to move the French army; 
preparations for march; the [Penobscot] expedi 
tion; circumstances against its undertaking; re 
pairing damage done the fleet. L. S. 4 pp. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "Rec d 15th at night 
Ansd 16th it is supposed this should have been 
dated the 12th or 13th." 48, 16 



COBRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1775 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 8 [William] Heath [West Point]. Forwarding of 

salt provisions; reenforcement of Washington s 

guard. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 

Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 107 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Marquis de 

APR. 8 Lafayette [Elk River, Maryland]. Reasons for 

return of Col. [Jean Baptiste] Gouvion to head 
quarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 111 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

APB.S chambeau and Chevalier Destouches [Newport]. 

Introducing Maj. [Benjamin] Tallmadge ; his plan 
against Lloyd s Neck. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. D. I, pt.2, 107 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 8 [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia], Recruiting the 

Pennsylvania Line; requesting returns; need of 

exertion. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 109 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Benjamin 

APR. 8 Tallmadge, Hartford, Connecticut]. Proposed 

design against the British [at Lloyd s Neck]; 
secrecy necessary ; intelligence of enemy s strength 
on York, Long and Staten Islands. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. In Sparks, 
8, 3. B. XIII, pt. 3, 115 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

APR. 8 [Anthony] Wayne [Philadelphia]. His exertions 

in raising men and forwarding the Pennsylvania 
Line to the South. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. In Sparks, 7, 472. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 113 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Elk [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 8 Washington [New Windsor]. Orders for his 

troops to return to Head of Elk; his visit to 
Washington s mother and Mount Vernon; diffi 
culties in moving troops from Annapolis; Com 
modore [James] Nicholson s services; return of 
the detachment to Elk; letter from [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene; cannon and ammunition 
forwarded to Greene; capture of two British 
spies; Maj. [William] Macpherson s assistance; 



1776 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

receipt of orders to return South with his detach 
ment ; delay in starting ; transportation difficul 
ties; preparations; objections of Northern 
troops to serve in South; their want of clothes 
and shoes; expectation of an answer [from 
France] to the propositions of attacking New 
York. A. L. S. 9pp. Answered Apr. 11. In 
Sparks, 8, 512. 48, 30 

1781 Pomeroy, Ralph. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

APR. 8 Washington [New Windsor]. Report of a cap 

ture of mail by the enemy; encloses copy of his 
letter to Col. [Timothy] Pickering which was 
taken. A. L. S. Ip. Answered Apr. 16. 48,25 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 8 [William] Heath, West Point. The beef supply. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1781, Apr. 10. 48, 48 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Lt. Col.] John 

APR. 9 Laurens [Passy, France]. [Brig. Gen. Daniel] 

Morgan s victory [at Cowpens] and Cornwallis s 
retrograde movement; failure of French to take 
advantages offered in proposed expedition to 
Chesapeake Bay ; need of an European loan and 
aid from France; Pennsylvania line ordered 
South. Auto, draft signed. 5 pp. With omis 
sions in Ford, 9, 209. P. II, 335 

1781 Bruen, J[eremiah]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George 

APR. 9 Washington, New Windsor]. Ineffectual efforts 

to learn the state of his regiment; detachment 

ordered to the Artillery Park; officers sent back 

but men detained. A. L. S. 1 p. 48, 40 

1781 Burt, Daniel. Warwick [New York]. To [George Wash- 

APR. 9 ington, New Windsor]. Refusal of farmers to 

furnish teams. A. L. S. 1 p. 48, 39 

1781 Cleaveland, Moses. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. 9 Heath, West Point. Question of pay of Massa 

chusetts men drafted into corps of Sappers & 
Miners. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Apr. 10. 48, 47 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 9 [New Windsor]. Need of salt provision ; reliance 

of posts upon West Point; need of rum; reen- 

forcement for Washington s guard; inquiry into 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1777 

Capt. [Isaac] Pope s conduct; arrival of recruits 
from Massachusetts. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Apr. 12. 48, 41 

1781 Porter, J[ohn]. [West Point.] Plans for capturing [Maj .] 

APR. 9 Gen. [Friedrich von] Hackenberg at Morris House 

[New York]. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 

Washington, 1781, Apr. 10. 48, 52 

1781 Procter, Thomas. Philadelphia. To George Washington, 

APR. 9 New Windsor. Resignation; state of his ac 

counts. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 20. 

48, 34 

1781 Stark, John. Derryfield [Massachusetts], To [George] 

APR. 9 Washington [New Windsor]. Forwarding -re 

cruits; expectation of efficacy of pardoning de 
serters; disposition of the [New Hampshire] 
General Assembly to furnish troops; Stark s 
health. 2 pp. Signature cut off. Answered 
Apr. 6. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 
284. 48, 34 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To Col. 

APR. 9 [Hugh] Hughes [West Point?] Exhaustion of 

flour magazine at West Point ; necessity of bring 
ing the flour from Ringwood [New Jersey] to 
New Windsor. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Platt to Humphreys, 1781, Apr. 10. 

48, 10 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de Ro- 

APR. 10 chambeau, Newport]. The proposed expedition 

against Penobscot. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Alexander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 213. 

D. I, pt. 2, 111 

1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

ApR - 10 Washington [New Windsor]. Supplies for the 

Indians ; exchange of salt for fish ; baking of bis 
cuit ; want of beef by the troops in the North ; Act 
of New York legislature respecting purchasing 
officers of the Army. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by 
Humphreys: "Ansd. verbally the 14th" 48,44 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

ApR - 10 [New Windsor]. Difficulties in the Sappers & 

Miners ; cause of recent cannonade in New York 

Bay. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 12. 48, 46 

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1778 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 10 [New Windsor]. Maj. John Porter s desire to 

attempt the capture of the Hessian General [Maj. 

Gen. Friedrich von Hackenberg] at Morris House. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 12. 48, 51 

1781 Humphreys,] D[avid]. [New Windsor.] To Maj. [Richard] 

APR. 10 Platt [Newburgh], Ordering impress of teams. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt. 3, 117 

1781 Humphreys,] D[avid]. New Windsor. Warrant for im- 

APR. 10 press of teams. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 119 

1781 Keese,John. Fishkill [New York]. To [Lt.] Col. [Edward] 

APR. 10 Antill, Fishkill. Conversion of blockhouse into a 

provost; advantages of Pollopel s Island. A. L. 
S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 
1781, Apr. 14. 48, 128 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Elk [Maryland]. To [George] 

APR. 10 Washington [New Windsor]. Delay from lack of 

clothing for troops ; lack of knowledge of Wash 
ington s plans; New York and use of the French 
fleet; Capt. La Touche s influence; Lafayette s 
ideas; grant of two and one-half million [livres] 
made to Dr [Benjamin] Franklin and efforts to 
increase it; regret at not receiving [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene s message; application to 
the Board of War for shoes, etc. A. L. S. 5 pp. 
Answered Apr. 14. 48, 42 

1781 lafayette, Marquis de. Elk [Maryland]. To [George 

APR. 10 Washington, New Windsor]. Maj. [Benjamin] 

Throop s return to the Army; Col. [Joseph] Vose; 
[Lt.] Col. [William Stephens] Smith; readiness of 
the Pennsylvania Line to march South; reported 
British embarkation at New York for New 
castle [Delaware]. A. L. S. 3 pp. 48, 53 
1781 Platt, Richard. Newburgh [New York]. To Lt. Col. 
APR. 10 [David] Humphrey s [New Windsor]. Small 
number of wagons obtained [from application to 
the magistrates]; requests aid of dragoons to 
impress ; care promised in exercise of the power. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 10 
[1781] Platt, R[ichard]. [Newburgh.] Memorandum of quota 
[APR. 10] of teams allotted to each Justice [of the Peace]. 
D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

48, 12 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1779 

1781 Pomeroy, Ralph. Hartford. To Gov. [Jonathan] Trum- 

APR. 10 bull [Lebanon]. Distress of the Army for beef; 

requests authority to order forward the salt-beef 
west of the Connecticut River to Fishkill. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Pomeroy 
to Washington, 1781, Apr. 11. 48, 103 

1781 Reynaud, - . Cape [Francois, San Domingo, West 

APR. 10 Indies]. To [Comte de Rochambeau, Newport, 

Rhode Island]. Reenforcement expected by 
Marquis de Bouille; blockade of Martinico, etc. 
Contemporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Rochambeau to Washington, 1781, May 4. 

48, 347 

1781 Shee, John and Jacob Morris. Philadelphia. Certificate 

APR. 10 of the accounts of Col. Thomas Procter. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Procter to Washington, 1781, 
Apr. 9. 48, 38 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

APR. 11 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Right to seize 

deserters; reliance to be placed on a secret agent; 

intelligence desired and compensation. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 125 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Marquis de 

APR. 11 Lafayette, Elk River, Maryland]. Reasons 

for ordering his detachment into Virginia; shoes; 

the Jersey line. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 216. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 121 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

APR. 11 Pickering [Newburgh]. Transportation of salted 

provisions from towns west of the Connecticut. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 127 

1781 Antill, Edward. Fishkill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 11 [William] Heath, West Point. Report on erec 

tion of a provost. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1781, Apr. 14. 48, 126 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 11 [New Windsor]. Stretching the chain across the 

Hudson; small-pox patients; need of hospital 
stores. L. S. 1 p. Acknowledged Apr. 12. 

48, 70 



1780 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Laurens, John. Passy [France]. To [George] Washington 
APR. ll [New Windsor]. Money loans; obtaining of cloth 
ing; Lauren s efforts to obtain money direct from 
the Treasury; clothing and other supplies; ap 
parent disapproval of the French ministry of 
besieging New York; intelligence obtained from 
intercepted letters; time of his departure from 
France. A. L. S. 5 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 285. 48, 56 

1781 Pomeroy, Ralph. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

APR. ll [New Windsor]. Prospect of a meeting of the 

Council of Safety [of Connecticut] in response to 

Washington s representations. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered Apr. 16. 48, 120 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 12 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Lack of supplies; 

efforts to forward stores to Albany and for Fort 

Schuyler; armory at Albany. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 135 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 12 [William] Heath [West Point]. Exertions to for 

ward supplies [to West Point]; preparations of 
British for an embarkation at New York; need 
of vigilance; postponement of [Maj. John Por 
ter s] proposed enterprise [to capture Maj. Gen. 
Friedrich von Hackenberg], Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 131 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 12 [William] Heath [West Point]. Inquiry into 

prisoner escort; descriptive lists of recruits; pay 
Massachusetts men in Sappers & Miners; Capt. 
Simmons; hospital stores. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt, 3, 129 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

APR. 12 Pickering [Newburgh]. Energy necessary to re 

lieve distresses of West Point and the Army. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 137 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Abraham 

APR. 12 Skinner, Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Exchange 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1781 

matters; Lt. Gen. [John] Burgoyne. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 139 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. Walter 

APR. 12 Stewart [Pennsylvania]. Progress in recruiting 

the Pennsylvania Line; his marriage. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

P. II, 337 

1781 Connecticut, Governor and Council of Safety. [Lebanon]. 

APR. 12 Resolve and order. Towns to furnish Ralph 

Pomeroy with meat; payment for same, etc. 
Contemporary extract from the minutes. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Pomeroy to Washington, 1781, Apr. 
14. 48, 100 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 12 [New Windsor]. Stoppage of officer sent down 

in a flag; his meagre discoveries; state of the 
provisions; chain in place. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 12. 48, 76 
1781 Howe, Robert. Portsmouth, New Hampshire. To 
APR. 12 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Wish to 
return to Army in event of active service; un 
prepared state of forts at Newbury, Marblehead, 
etc.; property exposed; slowness in forwarding 
recruits; Gov. [John] Hancock s feeling for 
Washington; renews request to be sent for in 
event of service. A. L. S. 4 pp. 48, 87 
1781 Hunter, Elijah. Newburgh [New York]. To [George] 
APR. 12 Washington, New Windsor. Destitute condition 
of the Kenecut family; Kenecut s offer to obtain 
intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Hum 
phreys: "Ordered two months Provisions for 
Kennicut" 48, 78 
1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Elk [Maryland]. To [George] 
APR. 12 Washington [New Windsor]. Delay in march; 
efforts to obtain clothing for officers and men; 
changes of officers; [Lt.] Col. [William Stephens] 
Smith; relative popularity of [Lt.] Col. Gimat 
and Maj. [William] Galvan. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Apr. 22. 48, 70 
1781 London, Samuel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 
12 ington [New Windsor]. Capture of post-rider 
Montange; difficulty of procuring another; dan- 



1782 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ger of the [Smith s] Clove route; advisability of 
Montange s early exchange. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
dorsed by Tilghman: "the post directed to go 
by Warwick &c" 48, 72 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Nathaniel] 

APR. 13 Stephens, Fishkill [New York]. Transporting 

rum to the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 141 

1781 Elaine, Ephraim. Philadelphia. To George Washington 

APR. 13 [New Windsor]. Ordered by Congress to secure 

and remove all public stores from the peninsula 
between Delaware and Chesapeake Bays; flour at 
Brandywine Mills and seizure of same for the 
public; [Continental] frigates ordered to Lewiston 
[Delaware]; quantity of flour at different places. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 96 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 13. [New Windsor]. CaseofCapt. Simmons; requests 

instructions ; condition of the provost at Fishkill 

and need of a new one. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed 

by Humphreys: "NotAnsd." 48,97 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Susquehannah Ferry [Mary- 

APR. 13 land]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. 

Orders for [Lt.] Col. [Jean Baptiste] Gouvion; mis 
construction of Lafayette s letter to the Board of 
War; his supposed objection to going South; 
reported arrival of the 2d division of the French 
at the Delaware Capes. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Apr. 22. 48, 90 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Susquehannah Ferry [Mary- 

APR. 13 land]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. 

March of the troops toward Richmond; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Nathanael] Greene s intention to carry the 
war into South Carolina; Lafayette s fear of be 
ing forced to the defensive; exertions of Maj. 
[William] Macpherson and his saving of flour from 
the enemy; wishes Washington to recommend 
Macpherson to Greene; rapidity of Lafayette s 
movements; desertions. A. L. S. 4 pp. An 
swered Apr. 22. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 3, 287. 48, 111 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 13 [New Windsor]. Collecting and forwarding re 

cruits; Act of [Massachusetts] legislature delay- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1783 

ing those from the eastern counties; inability of 
officers to return to camp from lack of money; 
Maj. [Matthew] Clarkson s message. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Apr. 21. 48, 92 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To Lt. Col. [David] 

APR. 13 Humphreys [New Windsor], Forwarding of pro 

visions from Connecticut; orders to Col. [Hugh] 
Hughes; other efforts; impress of teams in Ul 
ster County. A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 89 

1781 Pomeroy, Ralph. Hartford. Circular letter to the Select- 

APR. 13 men of the various towns [of Connecticut]. Or 

ders of the Governor and Council to forward salt- 
meat to Fishkill [New York] ; pressing need of the 
Army. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Pomeroy to Washington, 1781, Apr. 14. List of 
towns addressed is given on verso. 48, 101 

1781 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. 13 Heath, West Point. Arrival of Sir Henry Clin 

ton and the 42d Regiment at New York; the 
fleet from the Southward; embarkation at New 
York; movements on the Hudson; meeting of 
the Refugees at Frogs Point. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Apr. 14. 

48, 130 

1781 Scudder, John. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [Col. 

APR. 13 Elias Dayton, Chatham]. Reported British em 

barkation for Chesapeake Bay; embargo on all 
vessels in the harbor. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Dayton to Washington, 1781, Apr. 14. 48, 124 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Philadelphia. To Prest. Joseph Reed 

APR. 13 [Philadelphia]. Washington s anxiety for the 

Pennsylvania line to march South; payment of 
the bounty, depreciation, etc.; chance of inter 
cepting enemy s detachment under [Maj.] Gen. 
[William] Phillips. A. L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
Wayne to Washington, 1781, May 7. 48, 94 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Marquis de 

APR. 14 Lafayette, Susquehannah ferry]. Small chance 

of operating [against New York] ; water route for 
detachment; [Lt.] Col. [William Stephens] 
Smith s command; report of Sir Henry Clinton 
to take post on the Delaware; desertions from 
Lafayette s detachment; march of part of the 



1784 LJBRABY OF CONGEESS 

Pennsylvania Line from York [Pennsylvania]. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Sparks, 8, 13. B. XIII, pt. 3, 143 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Abraham 

APR. 14 Skinner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Congress 

instructions regarding exchanges. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 147 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 14 Washington [New Windsor]. Preparation at 

New York for another embarkation; surmise as 
to its destination; reported return of Arnold to 
New York; reported embodiment of Kefugees 
under [Lt.] Col. [John] Connolly; war reported 
between Great Britain and Portugal. L. S. 2 pp. 

48, 123 

1781 Harrison, Robert H[anson]. Philadelphia. To [George 

APR. 14 Washington, New Windsor]. Pinchers; state of 

his health and meeting of the Maryland legisla 
ture; ravages of British on the lower Potomac; 
capture of a vessel at Alexandria by a picaroon; 
lack of money and delays in forwarding troops 
southward caused thereby; indictment against 
J[ames] Mease and [William] West; report of 
Comte D Estaing s sailing from Brest. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 48, 121 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 14 [New Windsor]. Intelligence of British embarka 

tion and other movements. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Acknowledged Apr. 15. 48, 125 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 14 [New Windsor]. Forwarding supplies to West 

Point; ability to withstand the enemy; British 
officer s observation of Verplanck s and Stony 
Points; weakness of artillery companies; need 
of musket cartridges; court-martial sentences; 
erection of provost on Pollypus [Pollopel s] 
Island; arrival of recruits from Massachusetts. 
L. S. 3 pp. Acknowledged Apr. 15. 48, 120 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 14 [New Windsor]. Return of a British fleet from 

the Southward; wagons brought from Long 
Island to Westchester; need of musket car 
tridges and provisions. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 129 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1785 

1781 McHenry, James. Baltimore. To [George] Washington 

APR. 14 [New Windsor]. Report from Virginia of col 

lection of boats by the British at Portsmouth; 
regiments in the town. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered May 2. 48, 10G 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. Newburgh. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 14 ton, New Windsor. Col. [John] Neilson s reasons 

for selling the artillery huts at Pluckamin; 

reform of Col. [Jeduthan] Baldwin s regiment [of 

artillery-artificers]. A. L. S. 1 p. 48, 108 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 14 ton [New Windsor]. Failure to obtain money 

from Congress requisite for ensuing campaign; 
plan proposed of States equipping their own 
troops; transmits detailed estimate of supplies 
needed. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Tilghman: 
"See letter of 16 April to Eastern States on the 
above Subject" In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 289. 48, 113 

The draft by David Humphreys, of the circular letter which enclosed 
a copy of Pickering s together with his estimates is in C, IV, pt. 1, 225. 
It is addressed to Govrs. [Jonathan] Trumbull, [William] Greene, 
[John] Hancock, and Prest. [Meshech] Weare. It is dated Apr. 17, 1781 
and endorsed by Humphreys, Apr. 16. "Circular to the Governors of 
N. England." 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. Estimates of camp 

APR. 14 equipage to be provided by New Hampshire, 1 p. ; 

Connecticut, 2 pp.; Rhode Island, 1 p.; and 
Massachusetts, 2 pp. Tabular statements. 
Ds. S. Enclosed in Pickering to Washington, 
1781, Apr. 14. 48, 116-118 

1781 Pomeroy, Ralph. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

APR. 14 [New Windsor]. Order obtained from the [Con 

necticut] Council and measures taken to forward 
salt-meat to Fishkill. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
April 16. 48, 99 

1781 Stevens, Nathaniel. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 14 Washington [New Windsor]. Rum in Con 

necticut and Philadelphia; rum owing from 
Massachusetts; beef cattle from Massachusetts. 
L. S. 1 p. 48, 98 

[1781] W. D. [Secret Service] [New York.] To [Asher F. 

[APR. 14 ?] Randolph, Woodbridge, New Jersey]. Dis 

covery of traders carrying secret information 
[out of New York]; preparation of the cavalry 



1786 LIBKARY OF CONGRESS 

for an expedition; mail captured; troops in 
winter quarters; British ships in the harbor. 
A. D. S. 4 pp. 48, 153 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 15 [William] Heath [West Point]. Artillery and 

stores; erection of a provost on Pollipus [Polio- 
pel s] Island. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 149 

1781 Craig, I[saac]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 15 [New Windsor]. Artillery supplies for [Brig.] 

Gen. [George Rogers] Clark s expedition; Craig s 

need of men; requests instructions. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Apr. 25. 48, 149 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 15 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Abandon 

ment of project against Penobscot. L. S. 2 pp. 
(In French.) 48, 147 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Susquehannah Ferry [Maryland]. 

APR. 15 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. In 

ability of the Board of War or Congress to supply 
wants of the detachment; refusal of Pennsyl 
vania line to move until paid; lack of money; 
desertions; noise caused by Washington s con 
fidential letter respecting delays of the French; 
march of the French army toward the Hudson; 
wishes of the French Court; regret [at Alex 
ander Hamilton s resignation]; need of under 
standing the present situation before again 
writing to the French Court. A L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Apr. 22. 48, 145 

The confidential letter was presumed by Washington to be his letter 
to Lund Washington, 1781, Mar. 28, a copy of which, in Washington s 
handwriting, in Series P, vol. 2, 327. is headed "Copy of a Letter to 
Mr. Lund Washington as Published in Rlvington s Gazette of the 4th ol 
April, 1781." See: Ford, Writings of Washington, vol. 9, 225-6. 

1781 Lafayette, Marquis de. Susquehannah Ferry [Maryland]. 

APR. 15 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Im 

press of wagons on south side of the Susque 
hannah; need of hastening his march; desertions; 
Maj. [William] Galvan s actions and dissatisfac 
tion caused thereby; great want of accoutre 
ments; possibility of attacking Portsmouth; 
raising of militia; desires to know reasons for 
overthrow of project [against New York]; dis 
putes between the Jersey and New England 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1787 

troops; desertions from the Rhode Island troops; 
their aversion to serving in the South. A. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered Apr. 22. 48, 145 

1781 Randolph, Asher F. Woodbridge [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 15 [George] Washington [New Windsor], Forward 

ing intelligence of embarkation at New York. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Tilghman: "from 
Ashur Fitzrandolph " 48,152 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 15 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Prepara 

tions and abandonment of the project [against 
Penobscot]. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 22. 

48, 143 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 15 [New Windsor]. Delay in march of the Penn 

sylvania Line southward; slowness in paying the 
men; loose resolves of the Assembly for recruit 
ing; strength of the detachment; weak state of 
the Artillery detachment; lethargy of the people 
at large. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 25. 

48, 141 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Chesterfield Court House [Virginia]. 

APR. 15 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Efforts 

of people to save the stores collected for the at 
tempt on Portsmouth; Steuben s plan against 
Corn\vallis; derangement of affairs caused by 
arrival of British reenf orcement ; weakness of 
militia force; difficulties in recruiting; lack of 
arms, ammunition and powder; horses for cav 
alry; need of swords and cartridge boxes; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Nathanael] Greene s refusal to allow Steu 
ben to join the Southern Army; desertions; re 
quests list of Southern officers exchanged ; repre 
sentation of Virginia line officers against [Brig.] 
Gen. [George] Weedon; British at Portsmouth 
and Norfolk. L. S. 7pp. Answered May 1 . In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 290. 48, 132 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Daniel] 

APR. 16 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Power for holding a 

court-martial; forwarding stores to Fort Pitt; 
supplies furnished Col. [Brig. Gen. George Rogers] 
Clark; Fort Mclntosh; fort for the Cooshocking 
Indians; Washington s efforts to keep Fort Pitt 
supplied. 



1788 LIBEAEY OF CONGBESS 

Warrant for holding a general court-martial at 

Fort Pitt. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 151 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Sir Henry Clin- 

APR. 16 ton [New York]. Order of Congress demanding 

the return of [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

E. 405 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Lt. Col. [Thomas] 

APR. 16 Forrest [New Windsor]. His request for recom 

mendation. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 157 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Oliver] Phelps 

APR. 16 [Boston]. Necessity of a regular supply of beef 

cattle from Massachusetts. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 163 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Ralph Pomeroy 

APR. 16 [Hartford]. Forwarding of salt provisions ; Pom- 

eroy s letter fallen into hands of the enemy. 

Draft. Ip. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 159 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

APR. 16 chambeau [Newport], Embarkation of British 

at New York; arrival of fleet there; Rocham- 
beau s preparations. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 117 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Abraham Skin- 

APR. 16 ner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Action of 

Congress regarding exchange of Lt. Gen. [John] 
Burgoyne; general directions as to his negotia 
tions. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. B. XIII, pt. 3, 161 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Heman] 

APR. 16 Swift [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Articles 

found upon teamsters; slowness of recruiting in 

Connecticut. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 155 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Jonathan Trum- 

APR. 16 bull, jr., Lebanon, Connecticut]. Offering him 

position as aide de camp. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. In Sparks, 8, 14. P. II, 339 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1789 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 16 Washington [New Windsor]. Receipt of Wash 

ington s letters; transmits rank of Maryland 
officers; consternation of frontier inhabitants; 
requests leave; continuation of garrison at Fort 
Mclntosh. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered April 16. 

47, 4 

1781 Bruen, J[eremiah]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George 

APR. 16 Washington, New Windsor]. Requests an opin 

ion as to right of reduced artillery-artificer offi 
cers to half-pay and bounty lands. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Apr. 17. 48, 161 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

APR. 16 Windsor]. Indian foray at Fort Schuyler ; weak 

ness of the garrison and scarcity of provisions; 
inability of State Agents to purchase flour as 
purchases are made for the French army with 
specie; lack of everything. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered May 4. 48, 162 

1781 Pomeroy, Ralph. Hartford. To [Nathaniel Stevens, 

APR. 16 Fishkill New York]. His request of Connecticut 

for rum; dispositions made for removing a 
quantity of salt-meat. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Stevens to Washington, 1781, 
Apr. 21. 48, 204 

1781 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

ApR - 16 ton [New Windsor]. Thanks for information; 

lack of intelligence from Havana. L. S. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "Only to be acknowl 
edged" Answered May 2. 48,158 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

ApR - 17 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Investigation of 

[Philip] Van Rensselaer s order for hides. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 165 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Jeremiah] 

APR - 17 Bruen [Fishkill]. Question of half-pay for 

reformed Artificer officers. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 167 

1781 Bauman, S[ebastian]. West Point. To [Maj.] Gen. 

APR - 17 [Henry] Knox [New Windsor]. Report on [Capt. 

Lewis] Garanger s artillery experiments; his 



1790 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

knowledge. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Knox to Washington, 1781, Apr. 18. 

48, 172 

1781 Fogg, Jeremiah. Bedford [New York]. To Maj. [Amos] 

APR. 17 Morrill [Bedford ?]. Barbarities committed by 

British on American militia. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

48, 209 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 17 [New Windsor]. Deserters from the Light 

Infantry; the beef and flour supply ; his efforts to 

forestall the present situation. L. S. 3 pp. 

Answered Apr. 20. 48, 164 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. Newburgh. To Col. [Hugh] Hughes 

APR. 17 [Fishkill, New York]. No reply from Congress 

respecting sale of provisions to obtain money for 
transportation; orders to conduct the sale; 
caution to be observed. Contemporary copy by 
Pickering. 2 pp. Enclosed in Pickering to 
Washington, 1781, Apr. 25. 48, 260 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

APR. 18 Nathanael Greene, near Camden, South Caro 

lina]. His situation; exertions of Virginia to 
reenforce him; command in Virginia and Baron 
Steuben; [Brig. Gen. Daniel] Morgan s victory; 
South s confidence in Greene. Auto, draft 
signed. 3 pp. In Ford, 9, 220. P. II, 341 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

APR. 18 [Chesterfield, Virginia]. Return of Lafayette s 

detachment to Virginia; strength of the first 
division of the Pennsylvania line ordered south; 
report of British embarkation at New York 
under command of Sir Henry Clinton. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 169 

1781 Garanger, Lewis. Philadelphia. To Maj. B[enjamin] 

APR. 18 Walker [New Windsor]. Requests copy of his 

certificate of service from [Maj.] Gen. [Henry] 

Knox. A. L. S. 1 p. (In French) W 

1781 Knox, II[enry]. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

APR. 18 [New Windsor]. Maj. [Sebastian] Bauman s re 

port of [Capt. Lewis] Geranger s artillery ex 
periments. L. S. 1 p. 48, 170 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1791 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Baltimore. To [George Wash- 

APR. 18 ington, New Windsor]. Desire to relieve Wash 

ington of anxiety; inability of Board of War to 
furnish the detachment; stoppage of desertions; 
loan of Baltimore merchants to buy clothing for 
the troops; ladies to make up shirts; conditions 
of the loan; false report as to capture of La 
fayette s public papers; [Maj.] Gen. [William] 
Phillips force; intention of making a forced 
march to Fredericksburg or Richmond. A. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered May 5. In Sparks, 8, 513. 

48, 174 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 18 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Trans 

ports sent to Hispaniola; delay in sending des 
patches to France; requests knowledge of the 
British fleet; false report of capture of a French 
convoy. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 22. 

48, 168 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 18 [Lt. Col. Tench Tilghman? New Windsor]. 

Postponement of interview with [Joshua] Loring; 
requests instructions; capture of two British offi 
cers; embarkation preparing in New York. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 177 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. Z[ebulon] 

APR. 19 Butler [Wyoming, Pennsylvania]. Orders to 

join the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 175 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

APR. 19 Nathanael Greene, near Camden, South Caro 

lina]. Approval of his forcing battle [at Guilford 
Courthouse]; his critical situation; Lafayette s 
detachment and Pennsylvania Line ordered to 
his reenforcement. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 171 

1781 Howe, Robert. Boston. To [George Washington, New 

ApR - 19 Windsor]. Cutting short of his tour of inspec 

tion on reported commencement of military 
activities; forwarding of recruits from Massa 
chusetts. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 7. 

48, 181 



1792 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. [New Windsor.] Estimate of ordnance 

APR. 19 and stores necessary to be sent to Fort Pitt. 

D. S. 4 pp. A. VI, pt. 1, 65 

1781 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 19 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Reasons 

for wishing the French Army to march to the 

Hudson along the seacoast; one Lee, a suspect. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 48, 180 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [John] 

APR. 20 Durkee [Camp]. His interference in permitting 

soldiers to remain at Wyoming. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 179 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 20 [William] Heath [West Point]. Punishment of 

deserters from Lafayette s detachment; court- 
martial ordered on Capt. [Isaac] Pope. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 177 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Thomas] 

APR. 20 Procter [Philadelphia]. His resignation. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 181 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 20 ington [New Windsor]. [Lt.] Col. [John] Connolly 

to go to Canada and join Sir John Johnson; 
intended attempt on Fort Pitt and seduction of 
inhabitants; strength of British in New York; 
condition of the fleet; small success in recruiting 
in Jersey. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 1. 

" 48, 196 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 20 [New Windsor]. Delay in executing criminals 

through actions of Provost-marshal Hutton; re 
quests orders. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Tilgh 
man: "Criminals respited till Tuesday provost 
Marshal to be tried immediately for disobedience 
of Orders." 48, 195 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

APR. 20 Pickering [Newburgh]. Requests report as to 

transportation of flour from Ringwood ; pasture 

for horses of headquarters; writing paper. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt. 3, 183 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1793 

1781 "H-Senior" [British Secret Service]. Intelligence of con- 

APR. 20 ditions at Fort Stanwix, Johns Town, on the 

Mohawk River, Schenectady, Albany, Washing 
ton s Camp, in the South and East, Vermont, 
Saratoga and Fort Edward; troops provisions, 
etc. ; assurances that people New Scotland and 
vicinity will rise in aid of British; forwards his 
journal; actions of Y. H. ; begs for a flag. 
Contemporary copy by John Lansing, jr. Con 
tinuing on same document after Smith, George 
to Haldimand, 1781, May 9. 

1781 Johnston, James. [New Windsor.] Certificate of Col. 

APE. 20 Thomas Procter s accounts. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Procter to Washington, 1781, Apr. 9. 48, 37 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 20 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. His 

health; successful check to operations of the 
disaffected [the Tory plot]; advantages of an 
expedition against Lloyd s Neck; wishes to com 
mand. L. S. 2pp. Answered Apr. 30. 48,188 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. Newburgh. Commission to Col. 

APR. 20 [Jabez] Champlin as Barrackmaster to the 

French Army. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in follow 
ing entry. 48, 194 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To Lt. Col. [Alex- 

APR. 20 ander] Hamilton [New Windsor]. Abolishment 

of Barrackmaster s Department by Congress; its 
duties devolved upon the Quartermaster General; 
French Army arrangements and questions in 
volved in appointment of Col. [Jabez] Champlin 
as Barrackmaster to same. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

48, 192 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. [New York]. To Lt. 

APR. 20 Col. [David] Humphreys [New Windsor], Teams 

with supplies from Ringwood as a result of the 

impress ; delay in obtaining return of provisions 

that have arrived at Ringwood. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

48, 186 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 20 Washington, New Windsor. Inability to obtain 

salt-fish through lack of money. L. S. 1 p. 

48, 183 

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1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 20 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Obtaining 

of accurate returns of British forces and plans of 
forts, etc at Lloyd s Neck and Fort Slongo; 
corps sent in the fleet recently sailed under 
[Maj.] Gen. [William] Phillips. A. L. S. 1 p. 

48, 185 

1781 Wadsworth, Jeremiah. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 20 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Route of 

the French army; difficulty in furnishing forage 

on the inland route. A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 190 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Marquis de 

APR. 21 Lafayette, near Alexandria, Virginia]. His 

return to headquarters and difficulty of assigning 

him a command; the probable theatre of the 

war in the coming campaign. Draft. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. In 

Ford, 9, 223. P. II, 345 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 21 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Boston]. Maj. [Matthew] 

Clarkson and the secret agent. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 185 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Nathaniel] 

APR. 21 Stevens, Fishkill. Provision prospect; call for 

cattle from the Eastern States; preservation of 

salt provisions. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 187 

1781 Arbuthnot, M[arriot]. Royal Oak off New York. To 

APR. 21 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Delay in 

answering Washington s letter; investigation of 
treatment of naval prisoners; requests better 
treatment for British prisoners in Philadelphia. 
Recent copy. 2 pp. 48, 197 

1781 Garanger, Lewis. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

APR. 21 [New Windsor]. Inability to obtain appointment 

in the Army without causing uneasiness; inten 
tion of returning to France; requests a certifi 
cate of service. A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 206 

1781 Heath, W[illiam], West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 21 [New Windsor]. Desertions from the Light In 

fantry; arrest of subaltern concerned in allowing 
prisoners to escape; character of the various 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1795 

prisoners under sentence of death; precedent for 
compelling the provost-marshal to act as exe 
cutioner; alarming state of the provision supply. 
L. S. 3 pp. 48, 207 

1781 Marion, Francis. [Near Camden? South Carolina]. To 

APR. 21 [Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, Camden]. Skir 

mishes and minor successes. Extract of letter. 

1 p. In handwriting of Greene. Enclosed in 
Greene to Washington, 1781, Apr. 22. 48, 215 

[1781] [Pickering, Timothy.] [Newburgh.] To [the President 
[APR. 21] of Congress, Philadelphia]. Responsibility in 

event of stoppage of all Quartermaster Depart 
ment activity; Pickering s incapacity through 
lack of mone;y . Contemporary extract by Pick 
ering. 1 p. Enclosed in Pickering to Washing 
ton, 1781, Apr. 25. 48, 262 
1781 Skinner, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 
APR. 21 Lt. Col. [Alexander] Hamilton [New Windsor] 
Acknowledging directions respecting prisoners; 
order for Lt. Gen. [John] Burgoyne; delay in 
visiting Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. 48, 205 
1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Chesterfield Court House, Virginia. 
APR. 21 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Prep 
arations of British at Portsmouth; Steuben s 
removal of stores; advance of enemy up the 
James River; slowness of militia in assembling 
and the confused and disorganized state of 
affairs. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 16. 

48, 199 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

APE. 21 Washington, New Windsor. Flour and cattle 

from Connecticut and Massachusetts; prospects 

of a supply; supplies in New Jersey. L. S. 

2 pp. 48, 202 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

APR. 22 Nathanael Greene, near Camden, South Carolina]. 

Baffling of Lord Cornwallis; Greene s plan; de 
lay in march of the Pennsylvania Line detach 
ment; Maj. [William] Macpherson s merit. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Alexander Hamilton. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 191 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Marquis de 

- 22 Lafayette [near Alexandria, Virginia]. His 

presence at headquarters; intercepted letter pub- 



1796 LJBKAEY OF CONGRESS 

lishcd by [James] llivington; its strictures of the 
French; the disagreement with [Lt. Col. Alex 
ander] Hamilton]. In Ford, 9, 224. P. II, 349 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Marquis de 

Ant. 22 Lafayette, Alexandria, Virginia]. Temper and 

desertions from his detachment; force for the 
South; clothing for Southern detachments; re 
monstrance of Massachusetts oflicers; [Lt.] Col. 
Gimat and Maj. [William] Galvan; probability 
of an operation [against New York]; danger to 
Southern States;. strength of Army; full view of 
affairs. Draft. 3pp. In handwriting of Alexan 
der Hamilton. With omissions in Ford, 9, 227. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 193 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ilo- 

APR. 22 chambeau [Newport]. British fleet at New 

York; news in Rivington s Gazette. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 119 

1781 Durkee, J[ohn]. [New Windsor.] To [George] Washing- 

APR. 22 ton [New Windsor]. Explanation of soldiers 

being permitted to remain at Wyoming. L. S. 

1 p. 48,219 

1781 [Greene, Nathanael.] [Camden, South Carolina.] To 

APR. 22 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Trans 

mits copy of his letter to Congress. A. L. Un 
signed. 1 p. Answered June 1. 48, 214 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Camden [South Carolina]. To the 

APR. 22 President of Congress [Philadelphia]. Reasons 

governing Greene s return to South Carolina; 
weakness of his force; lack of support and sup 
plies; poverty of the country; strength of the 
enemy s position; effect of [Brig.] Genls. [Francis] 
Marion s and [Thomas] Sumter s activity; march 
against Camden and in vesture of Fort Watson; 
failure of promised reenforcements; difficult 
nature of the country ; condition of the Army ; 
regret at failure of the Portsmouth, Virginia, 
expedition; Lord Cornwallis at Wilmington 
[North Carolina]; minor successes. A. L. S. 
Marked copy. 7 pp. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1781, Apr. 22. 48, 216 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1797 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

Am. 22 [William] Heath [West Point]. Pardon of pris 

oner under sentence of death. Auto, draft, 
signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt. 3, 189 

1781 Neilly, Benjamin. Pittsburgh. To [George Washington, 

APR. 22 New Windsor]. Unbecoming conduct of Col. 

[Daniel] Brodhead and refusal of officers to dine 
with him; his calumny of Neilly and other 
unofficerlike conduct. A. L. S. with list of 
names of officers who have declined to dine with 
Brodhead and their reasons. 3 pp. 48, 211 

[1781] Neilly, Benjamin. Pittsburgh. Charges against Col. 

[APR. 22] Daniel Brodhead. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

preceding entry. 48, 213 

1781 Smith, William Stephens]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

APR. 22 Washington [New Windsor]. Smith s health; 

reason for his remaining at Philadelphia; awaits 
orders. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 14. 

48, 210 

1781 Culper, Samuel. "729" [Setauket, Long Island]. To 

"22fg" John Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadgc, Weth- 

[APR. 2:3] ersfield, Connecticut]. Transmitting report of a 

secret agent; enemy s force at Lloyd s Neck; 

their feeling of apparent security; [Samuel] 

C[ulper] jr s refusal to make any more written 

reports; return of a spy from Rhode Island to 

New York. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Tall- 

madge to Washington, 1781, May 2. 48, 326 

1781 Fort Watson, (South Carolina.) Articles of Capitulation. 

APR. 23 With list of British officers taken, etc. Contem 

porary copy of original signed by Lt. James 
McKay and Capt. Patrick Carnes. 1 p. En 
closed in Greene to Waslungton, 1781, Apr. 27. 

48, 279 

1781 Knox, II[enry]. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

APR. 23 [New Windsor]. Order of Board of War discon 

tinuing post at Fishkill; importance of the place 
and reasons against its discontinuance; [John] 
Ruddock s dismissal. L. S. 5 pp. Memo, by 
Tilghman: "Copy of the above (except the para 
graph relating to the dismission of Mr. Ruddock) 
transmitted to Board of War the 26th of April 
1781." 47, 126 



1798 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Alexandria. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 23 ington [New Windsor]. Informs of Lund Wash 

ington s actions in treating with the British; 
progress of his march; spirits of the troops; 
prefers to remain in Virginia rather than go to 
Carolina. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 295. 48, 221 

1781 Marion, Francis. Fort Watson [South Carolina]. To 

APR. 23 [Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, near Camden]. 

Investure and capture of Fort Watson ; exertions 
of Lt. Col. [Henry] Lee [jr.], Maj. [Hezekiah] 
Maham and others. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, Apr. 27. 

48, 278 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. Warrant to the 

APR. 24 Deputy Quartermaster General of New York 

[Col. Hugh Hughes] at Fishkill to impress teams 
to transport provisions. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 213 

1781 Fitzhugh, Peregrine. Near Lower Marlboro [Maryland]. 

APR. 24 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Appre 

ciation of honor conferred [appointment as aide 
de camp]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 47, 218 

1781 Hazard, Ebenezer. Jamaica Plains [Massachusetts]. To 

APR. 24 [George] Washington [New Windsor] Capture of 

the mail by the British; suggests a dragoon 

escort through the dangerous district. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered May 9. 48, 248 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To [Col. Timothy 

APR. 24 Pickering, Newburgh]. Objections to impress 

except on great occasions. Auto, draft signed. 

2 pp. B. XIII, pt. 3, 197 

[1781] [Nesbitt, Robert.] [Warwick, New York.] To [Col. 

[APR. 24] Timothy Pickering, Newburgh]. Difficulty in 

obtaining wagons. Contemporary extract by 
Pickering. 1 p. Enclosed in Pickering to Wash 
ington, 1781, Apr. 25. 48, 263 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1799 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To Lt. Col. [David] 

APR. 24 Humphreys [New Windsor]. Difficulties in pro 

curing teams to forward provisions; method 
adopted; scarcity of hay. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

48, 238 

1781 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 24 ton [New Windsor]. Capture of San Juan de 

Nicaragua by the Spanish; expectation that Pen- 
sacola had surrendered; naval manoeuvers. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 2. 48, 242 

1781 Rochefermoy, [Mathieu Alexandre] de. Boston. To 

APR. 24 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Desire to 

rejoin the Army; [Philip John] Schuyler s recom 
mendation. L.S. 2pp. (In French). 47,222 
1781 Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 

APR. 24 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Escape 

of [John] Collins from gaol; request of Board of 
War for Shepard to reorganize the Department 
[of Public Stores] at Springfield; need of money; 
recruits forwarded; recruiting matters. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 48, 242 

1781 Sobbe, [Christian]. Philadelplu a. To [Lt.] Col. [William] 

APR. 24 Grayson [Philadelphia]. Complaint of treatment 

received; requests redress. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Knyphausen to Washington, 
1781, May 17. 49, 219 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 24 Washington, New Windsor. Proportion of beef 

cattle called for from Massachusetts, New Hamp 
shire and Connecticut; salt-meat. L. S. 2 pp. 

48, 233 

1781 Swift, Heman. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

APR. 24 Washington [New Windsor]. The recruiting 

service ; enlisting of men unfit for service ; delay 

caused by town disputes over men. L. S. 1 p. 

48, 237 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 24 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Result of 

his mission to enlist French naval aid against 
Lloyd s Neck and Fort Slongo. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 30. 48, 235 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Daniel] 

25 Brodhead, Fort Pitt. [Lt.] Col. [John] Connolly s 



1800 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

project; removal of suspects from neighborhood 

of Fort Pitt. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 203 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 25 [George Rogers] Clark, Fort Pitt. Assistance for 

expedition [against Detroit]; report of [Lt.] Col. 

[John] Connolly s project; suspects about Fort 

Pitt. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. In Sparks, 8, 25. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 201 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Isaac] 

APR. 25 Craig, Philadelphia. Filling of his company; 

artificers for Fort Pitt. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 205 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Hugh] 

APR. 25 Hughes [FishkillJ. Necessity of impressing 

teams. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 

Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 215 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 25 [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. Delay in march 

of the Pennsylvania Line; completion of Capt. 
[Isaac] Craig s company; artiUerymen for [Maj.] 
Gen. [Nathanael] Greene. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 199 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To the Officer 

APR. 25 Commanding Hazen s regiment [Fishkill]. 

Orders to furnish party to impress teams to 
transport salt provisions. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 207 

1781 Heath, W[iUiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 25 [New Windsor]. Col. [Alexander] Scammell s 

wish to serve with the Light Infantry. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 48, 264 

1781 Heath, W[iUiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 25 [New Windsor]. Pay of the Massachusetts troops; 

request of Col. [Hugh] Hughes for men. L. S. 

2 pp. 48, 266 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

- 25 Pickering [Newburgh]. Power to Col. [Hugh] 

Hughes to impress teams; anxiety respecting 
flour supply. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 211 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1801 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Washing- 

APB. 25 ton [New Windsor]. Necessity of immediate im 

press of teams to bring forward flour from War 
wick and Ringwood; distressed situation of New 
York State inhabitants; necessity of selling some 
provisions in order forward the rest; wretched 
ness of this method; sentiments expressed to 
Congress. A. L. S. 3 pp. 48, 528 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de and [Chevalier] Destouches. New- 

APR. 25 port [Rhode Island]. To [George Washington, 

New Windsor]. Maj. [Benjamin] Tallmadge s re 
port of the strength, etc. of fort at Lloyd s Neck; 
difficulty of a successful surprise; absence of the 
frigates. L.S. 3pp. Answered Apr. 30. 48,256 

1781 Steuben, [Baron.] Chesterfield [Virginia]. To [George] 

APR. 25 Washington [New Windsor]. Advance of British 

to City Point; resistance offered at Blandford, 
and the retreat over Pocahontas Bridge; gal 
lantry of the troops. L. S. 3 pp. 48, 252 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 25 Washington, New Windsor. Quantity of salt on 

hand and expected from Massachusetts, Con 
necticut and New Jersey. L. S. 1 p. 48, 250 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Newport, Rhode Island. To 

APR. 25 [George] Washington, New Windsor. General 

plan of a secret correspondence with [Samuel] 

C[ulper] Sr. and Jr; Culper Sr. s offer to supply 

money. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Apr. 30. 

48, 254 

1781 Townes, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

APR. 25 New Windsor. His court-martial and unjust sen 

tence. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 2. 

45, 177 

[1781] Williams, O[tho] H[olland]. [Sanders Creek, South Caro- 

[APR. 25] Una.] Field return of infantry in the Southern 

Army. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. 
List of commissioned officers killed, wounded and 
captured in action before Camden, April 25 [Hob- 
kirk s Hill], on verso. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1781, Apr. 27. 48, 281 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

APR. 26 Pickering [Newburgh]. Flour supply of Army; 

authority and general directions for an impress 



1802 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

of teams to transport same. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 209 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

APR. 26 chambeau [Newport]. [Vice] Adml. [Marriot] 

Arbuthnot s ships; embarkation at New York. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 121 

1781 Gibbs, C[aleb]. Near West Point. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 26 ton [New Windsor]. Appreciation of Washing 

ton s kindness; requests certificate of service. 
Recent copy. 2 pp. 48, 273 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To Maj. [Richard] 

APR. 26 Platt [Newburgh]. Lack of bread at West Point. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt, 3, 217 
1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

APR. 26 [New Windsor]. Arranging meeting with a secret 

agent ; repeal of law retaining levies in the three 
eastern counties of Massachusetts; prospect of 
filling the number of recruits voted. A. L. S. 

3 pp. Answered May 11. 48, 271 
1781 Massachusetts, House of Representatives. Resolve ap- 

APR. 26 pointing a committee to procure clothing and 

tents for the Army. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Pickering to Humphreys. 1781, 
June 5. 49, 382 

1781 Platt, Richard. Newburgh. To Lt. Col. [David] Hum- 

APR. 26 phreys [New Windsor]. Orders to the Mare- 

chausee corps; other arrangements for trans 
porting the flour. A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 267 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 26 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Quotation 

from Washington s letter to Lund Washington 
[1781, Mar. 28]; the expedition sent to Virginia 
at request of Congress and that State; time of 
receipt of Washington s orders; readiness to 
move toward the North River; need of force to 
protect Newport on withdrawal of the French 
fleet and army; despatches for France. L. S. 

4 pp. Answered Apr. 30. 48, 269 
1781 Williams, O[tho] H[olland]. [Sanders Creek, South Caro- 

APR. 26 Una.] Field return of Lt. Col. [William] Washing 

ton s detachment of cavalry accounting for killed, 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1803 

wounded and missing in action before Camden, 
April 25 [Hobkirk s Hill]. 

Field return of artillery in the Southern Army. 
Tabular statements. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Greene to Washington, 1781, Apr. 27. 48, 282 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New Windsor. Certificate of 

APR. 27 service of Capt. Lewis Garanger. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 225 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Lt. Col. [Alexan- 

APR. 27 der] Hamilton [De Peysters Point, New York]. 

Difficulties in the way of his appointment to a 

command. Draft signed. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 229. 

B. XIII, pt. 3,221 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj . Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 27 liam] Heath [West Point]. Transportation of 

flour to West Point; prisoners of war sent as re 
cruits by Massachusetts; Col. [Benjamin] Tup- 
per to relieve Col. [Joseph] Vose. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 219 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

APR. 27 Pickering [Newburgh]. Pay and expenses of 

Geographer for the Army; [Robert] Erskine s ac 
counts. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 233 

1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. Order to John Bradford 

APR. 27 to deliver duck [cloth] to the Quartermaster Gen 

eral. Contemporary copy by Pickering. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Pickering to Humphreys, 1781, 
June 5. 49, 383 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Sanders Creek [South Carolina]. To 

APR. 27 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Transmit 

ting copy of his letter to Congress. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered June 1. 48, 277 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Sanders Creek [South Carolina]. To 

APR. 27 [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. Ac 

count of battle [of Hobkirk s Hill]; manoeuvers; 
spirit of the troops. Contemporary copy, partly 
in Greene s handwriting. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
Greene to Washington, 1781, Apr. 27. 48, 279 



1804 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Hamilton, Alexander]. De Peysters Point [New York]. 

APR. 27 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. His 

commission as Lieutenant-Colonel; wishes to be 

employed with the Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 297. 116, 22 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

APR. 27 [New Windsor]. Distress of Massachusetts offi 

cers and the whole Army for want of pay; non- 
receipt of the two month s advance pay resolved 
by Congress; uneasiness expected from Massa 
chusetts paying her troops; requests four 
month s pay for all the officers and men. L. S. 

2 pp. Endorsed by Humphreys: "Ansd. 28th 
by the General s order" 48, 285 

1781 Trumbull, Jonathan, jr. Lebanon [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 27 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Washing 

ton s offer of appointment as aide; doubt as to 
acceptance. A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 283 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

APR. 28 Pickering [Newburgh]. Diversion of part of 

money to pay Massachusetts troops to transpor 
tation of flour; ox-teams; rum; tents. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 229 

1781 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To Lt. [Christian] Sobbe 

APR. 28 [Philadelphia]. Condition of Hessian prisoners 

due to lack of necessaries; necessity of their be 
ing supplied with medicine; refusal to allow him 
to go to Lancaster; assistance in forwarding 
clothing, etc. to prisoners. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Knyphausen to Washington, 
1781, May 17. 49, 220 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 28 liam] Heath [West Point]. Pay for Massachu 

setts troops. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 227 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 28 [George Washington, New Windsor], Transmits 

copy of letter to Chevalier La Luzerne respecting 

propositions of Congress for supplying the French 

army. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 3. 48, 286 

1781 Sobbe, [Christian]. Philadelphia, To the Board of War 

APR. 28 [Philadelphia]. Recommending Hessian pris- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1805 

oners to protection of the Board; requests their 
removal from present place of confinement; 
requests passport to go to Lancaster [Pennsyl 
vania]. Contemporary copy. On verso of Sobbe 
to Grayson, 1781, Apr. 24. 

1781 [Stevens, Nathaniel.] Fishkill [New York]. Instructions 

APR. 28 to James Morrel and [Judge] Derrick Wynkoop 

to procure fish for salting; Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Stevens to Washington, 1781, 

May 3. 48, 290 

1781 Woodbridge, Theodore. Connecticut Huts [Highlands]. 

APR. 28 To Brig. Gen. [Edward] Hand, New Windsor. 

Volunteers mustered in Col. [Moses] Hazen s 
[2d Canadian] regiment unfit for service; absen 
tees from the 2d Connecticut brigade. A. L. S. 
1 p. 48, 288 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To John Flood. 

APR. 29 Agreement to compensate Jesse Cole for secret 

intelligence from New York. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. P. II, 353 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 29 [David] Waterbury, Stamford [Connecticut]. 

Seizure of Capts. [William] Scudder and [Gilbert] 

Deane s boat. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 233 

1781 Gates, Horatio. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 29 [New Windsor], Delay and tampering suffered 

by Washington s letters; Gates letter to Con 
gress referred to Washington; protests against 
treatment received; requests exchange of Maj. 
Thomas Pinckney. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
May 12. 48, 299 

1781 Hay, Udny. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington [New 

Ap K. 29 Windsor]. Matter of exchange of salt for fish; 

management of the business. A. L. S. 1 p. 

48, 303 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

ApR - 29 [New Windsor], Sending in of prisoners of war 

as recruits by Massachusetts ; requests return of 
court-martial proceeding; capture of deserters 
and return of others; status of the Convention 
troops; need of flour; exhaustion of beef supply. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 5. 48, 301 



1806 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [Lt.j Col. [Tench] 

APR. 29 Tilghman, New "Windsor. Estimate of expense 

of transporting flour to the Highlands; bringing 
of salt-meat from Connecticut. A. L. S. 1 p. 

48, 296 

[1781] Pickering, Timothy. [Newburgh.] Estimate of expense of 

[APR. 29] transporting 2500 barrels of flour and 1500 

barrels of salt-meat. A. D. 1 p. 48, 298 

1781 S. G. [Secret Service.] [Long Island.] To J[ohn] B[olton, 

APR. 29 Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Con 

necticut]. General account of batteries, redouts, 
etc. from [King s] bridge to the Grand Battery; 
condition of the fleet ; arrival of the Cork fleet at 
Charleston [South Carolina]; preparation of flat- 
bottom boats. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Tall- 
madge to Washington, 1781, May 2. 48, 328 

1781 S. G. [Secret Service] [Long Island.] Sketch plan of 

APR. 29 British work at Brooklyn ferry with descriptive 

memorandum. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in Tall- 
madge to Washington, 1781, May 2. 48, 325 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 30 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecti 

cut]. Troops at Danbury to escort provisions to 
Peekskill; inexpediency of a proposed enter 
prise [against Lloyd s Neck]. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 237 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

APR. 30 Pickering [Newburgh]. Escort of Continental 

troops for provisions from Danbury [Connecti 
cut]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 239 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

APR. 30 chambeau [Newport, Rhode Island]. Washing 

ton s intercepted letter published by the enemy; 
its strictures of the French; explanation, etc. 
Draft signed. 3 pp. In handwriting of Alex 
ander Hamilton. In Ford, 9, 231. 

P. II, 355 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

APR. 30 chambeau [Newport]. Postponement of Maj. 

[Benjamin] Tallmadge s project [against Lloyd s 

Neck]; preparations of the French Army; Euro- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1807 

pean and West India intelligence; operations 
against Pensacola. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 123 

Paragraph relating to Pensacola has been crossed out. 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

APR. 30 [Chesterfield ? Virginia]. Trouble caused by Maj. 

[William] Galvan s actions; requests Steuben s 
influence for betterment. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. Marked 
(Private) B. XIII, pt. 3, 235 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Benja- 

APR. 30 min] Tallmadge [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. 

Adoption of a regular correspondence with the 
C[ulper]s [Samuel and Samuel jr]; general out 
line of intelligence desired. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 
234. B. XIII, pt. 3, 245 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Jeremiah] 

APR. 30 Wads worth [Hartford, Connecticut]. Line of 

march for the French troops [from Rhode Island]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 241 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

APR. 30 Windsor]. Lack of beef at Fort Schuyler and 

other posts ; desertions ; British vessels at Crown 
Point; prisoners; requests directions regarding 
mustering of troops; distress of Canadian fami 
lies ; report from Fort Schuyler as to provisions ; 
prisoners forwarded to Fishkill. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered May 5. 48, 316 

1781 Harrison, Rfichard]. Cadiz [Spain]. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 30 ton [New Windsor]. Giving names of ships on 

which clothing for Army is shipped to America. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 166 

1781 Harrison, Richard. Cadiz [Spain], To [George] Washing- 

APR. 30 ton [New Windsor]. Notice of clothing shipped 

in certain vessels to America. A. L. S. 1 p. 

48, 305 

1781 [Parsons, Samuel Holden.] Redding [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 30 [George Washington, New Windsor]. State of 

his health; check to activity of the disaffected; 

reported British assurances to Col. [Ethan] Allen 



1808 LJBEAKY OF CONGRESS 

regarding Vermont; hope of securing a register 
of the disaffected. In handwriting of a secretary, 
unsigned. 1 p. Answered May 3. 48, 310 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 30 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Introduc 

ing Comte de Menonville; supplies for French 
army. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 7. 48, 306 
1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. New Windsor. To [John] Moylan 

APR. 30 [Philadelphia]. Clothing to be sent to the South 

ern army; shoes. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 243 

1781 Chastellux, Chevalier de. [Newport ? Rhode Island] To 

APRIL. [George Washington, New Windsor]. His illness; 

compliments. A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 314 

[1781] [Lincoln, Benjamin.] Memorandum respecting Obediah 

[APR.?] Whiston; his employment by Sir Henry Clinton 

to transmit offers to Ethan Allen; plan of the 
proceeding; Capt. [Theodore?] Bliss interest 
with the enemy. 2 pp. Endorsed by Tench 
Tilghman: "letter put into the care of Commy 
of prisoners. " W 

1781 Riedesel, [Baron.] Brooklyn [Long Island]. To [George] 

APRIL. Washington [New Windsor]. Exchange of Ger 

man officers; requests parole of Maj. [Justus 
Christoph] and Ensign [Carl Christoph de] 
Meibom. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 11. 

48, 307 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel] Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

MAY 1 Washington, New Windsor. Employment of 

Judge [Derrick] Wynkoop and [James] Morrell to 
procure barrels of salted shad. L. S. 1 p. 

48, 317 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Sir Henry 

MAY 1 Clinton [New York]. Revoking demand for 

return of [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman 

E. 407 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

MAY 1 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Intelligence 

desired of strength and position of British at 
New York; sailing of a detachment and kindred 
matters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 251 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1809 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Abraham 

MAY! Skinner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Exchange 

of [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 253 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

MAY 1 [New Kent County, Virginia]. Defeat of his 

plan of invading North Carolina; forwarding of 
arms and ammunition; completion of the 
cavalry; exchanged Virginia officers; com 
plaint against [Brig.] Gen. [George] Weedon s 
reentry into service; Steuben s valuable services 
in Virginia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman B. XIII, pt. 3, 247 

1781 Arnold, Thomas. East Greenwich, Rhode Island. To 

MAY 1 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Loss of a 

leg at Monmouth; financial straits and lack of 
pay; requests leave of absence with permission 
to go on board a privateer A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered May 12. 48, 319 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath 

MAY! [West Point]. Spirit of desertion; need of sup 

plies to prevent abandonment of every post in 
the [Northern] Department; forwarding of pris 
oners from lack of means to maintain them; 
British at Crown Point. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Heath to Washington, 1781, May 6. 48, 374 

1781 Greene, N[athanael]. [Near Camden, South Carolina.] 

MAY 1 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. The 

situation; Baron Steuben and Lafayette; re 
quests a majority for [James] McHenry; his 
services as aide. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 299. 48, 321 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAY 1 [New Windsor]. Reported embarkation at New 

York; [Brig. Gen. Benedict] Arnold to command 

on the lines ; alarming state of provision supply ; 

pickled shad. L. S. 2 pp. 37, 129 

1781 Rensselaer, P[hilip] Van. Albany. Return of small 

MAY l arms, accoutrements, etc. on hand. A. D. S. 

Tabular statement. 1 p. Enclosed hi Clinton to 

Washington, 1781, May 17. 49, 145 

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]810 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Washington, George.] Now Windsor. To Don Francisco 

MAv2 Rendon [Newport]. Keeapturo of Fort San 

Juan do Nicaragua; the Pensacola expedition. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. D. I, pt, 2, 127 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. 
MAv2 [Khene/er] Stevens [New Windsor]. Ordering 
out a party to capture a gang of villians. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghnian. 

B. Xllf, pt. 3, 255 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To 1,1. [John] 

MAY 2 Townos, Philadelphia. His re-quest regarding 

his court-martial proceedings. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghnian. 

B. XJIf, pt. 3, 259 

1781 B6ville, - do. Hartford. To [George Washington, 

MAY 2 New Windsor). Condition of roads; appoint 

ment of [Jaho/] Champlin Barrackmaster of the 
French Army. Recent copy. 1 p. 48, 331 

1781 Dickinson, Philemon. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAY J ington [New Windsor], Requests Washington s 

recommendation to LI,. Gen. Don Bernardo de 
Galvez of lOvan Jones of Pensacola; Jones sac 
rifices in the- cause, of America. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered May 15. 48, . 542 

1781 (,<>:.:. H in, < l<-m<-nl . ,\cv\ Wind. . or |,\c\v York). To 

MAY 2 [George Washington ( New Windsor]. His claim 

for expenses of his Canadian trip; account of 
these expenses. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In I<Yonoh.) 

W 

1781 iijiiiiiit.i.n, A|li xii.ndor|. l>- Peysters 1 Point [New York]. 

MAY 2 To [George Wash ington, Now Windsor). Regret 

H.I, having caused embarrassment; case of Maj. 

[William] Macpherson; hre.vol, ollice.rs; urule-r- 

standing of Washington s refuHiil to appoint 

Hamilton. A. L. S. ^ pp. In Sparks, Letters 

to Washington, . {, :)!. 116, 24 

1781 HiunphroyH, I)[n,vid[. New Windsor, To {Nathaniel] Ste- 

MAVii verm [KiHlikill]. Salting of fish. Draft. I p. 

B. XIII, pt. 3.257 

1781 Paraoni, Samuel Jl|oldon|. To [Georg*^ Washington, New 

WiiidNor). Arnold ex piloted at New York ; Brit 
ish ilccl and Hpirits of MM- enemy; state of the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1811 

American Army shown by an intercepted letter of 
Washington; Vermont; need of money. A. L. S. 
:* pp. 48, : ,M 

1781 Phelps, Oliver. Boston. To George Washington [New 

MAY 2 Windsor]. Regret lit slight assurances of Massa 

chusetts furnishing cattle.; heavy burdens of the, 
people- and slowness in raising necessary money; 
Phelps exertions; expectations as to cattle sup 
ply; beef salted and .sent to the north and west 
frontiers; need of cash. A. L. S. 2 pp. 48, )V20 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To Col. [Tench] Tilgh- 

MAY 2 man [New Windsor]. Return of tents on hand; 

state- of tents used in last campaign. A. L. S. 

1 p. 48, , W2 
1781 [Pickering, Timothy.] Newburgh [New York], Return of 

MAY 2 tents with memoranda respecting same.. A. I). 

2 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 48, . WO 
1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethcrsfield [Connecticut], To 

MAY 2 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Character 

arid ability of "S. (!."; obtaining intelligence for 
Comte <1(5 Rochambeau; [Samuel] C[ulper] Sr. ; 
delay in sending to Long Island; need of more 
stain [chemical for secret writing); transmits 
sketch of enemy s works at Brooklyn ferry. 

A. L. S. : , pp. 48, :J2:* 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. ToMaj.Gen. [Sam- 

MAY:I uel Ilolde.n) Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 

Jlis health; intelligence; Washington s inter 
cepted letter; lack of money; approval of court- 
martial and execution of sentences. Draft. 2 pp. 
In, handwriting of David Humphreys. Extract 
in Ford, <), IDS, note,. B. XIII, pt. . i, 201 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Jto- 

MAY:J chambeau [Newport]. Forwarding letters. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

D. I, pt. 2, I2<) 

1781 Carrington, Edward and Frederick Cornwallis. On the 

MAY : , Pedee [Kiver, South (Carolina]. Article.s of agree 

ment for exchange and relief of prisoners. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 17HI, May 10. 49, 101 

1781 Heath, W|illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

[N(;w Windsor]. Crowding of barracks from ar- 



1812 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

riving Eastern recruits; necessity of putting men 
into tents; earliness of the season; need of pay 
for the Massachusetts detachment under Marquis 
de Lafayette. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 5. 

48, 345 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Boston. To [George] Washington 

MAY 3 [New Windsor]. Massachusetts General Assem 

bly vote of tents to troops; disposition to aid but 
embarrassment from lack of money; quantity of 
supplies available; awaits orders to join the 
Army. A. L. S. 2pp. Answered May 11. 

48, 343 

1781 Stevens, X[athaniel]. Fishkill [Xew York]. To [George] 

MAY 3 Washington [Xew Windsor]. Instructions for 

obtaining fish; meat sent to New Windsor and 

West Point. L. S. 1 p. 48, 290 

1781 Washington, George. Xew Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 4 [James] Clinton [Albany]. His letter sent to Con 

gress; pressing need of bread and beef; meas 
ures to supply Fort Schuyler. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. ^XIII, pt. 3, 263 

1781 Washington, George. X ew Windsor. To Marquis de La- 

MAY 4 f ayette [Richmond, Virginia]. Disapproval of 

Lund Washington s actions; papers desired. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In Ford, 9, 238. 

P. II, 361 

1781 [Washington, George.] Xew Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

MAY 4 Pickering [Xewburgh]. Xeed of haste in throw 

ing a supply of bread and meat into Fort 
Schuyler. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys B. XIII, pt. 3, 265 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany [Xew York.] To [George] Wash- 

MAY 4 ington [Xew Windsor]. Distresses of the Depart 

ment; conditions at Fort Schuyler; lack of flour 
and support of every post by plunder; purchase 
of flour on personal credit and inability to for 
ward it to Fort Schuyler; spirit of mutiny 
among the troops; necessity of furloughing 
recruits from want of provisions; requests orders 
as to evacuation of Fort Schuyler; enemy on 
the frontier; need of ammunition. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered May 7. 48, 353 



COEBESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1813 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point To [George] Washington 

MAY 4 [New Windsor]. Preparations in New York. 

L. S. 1 p. Answered May 5. 48, 355 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Near Bottom s Creek [Virginia]. 

MAY 4 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. Corre 

spondence with [Maj.] Gen. [William] Phillips; 
latter s astonishment at Lafayette s celerity; 
reasons for his movements and dispositions made; 
Lafayette s wish to be at headquarters. A. L. S. 
4 pp. In Sparks, 3, 303. 48, 351 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 4 ington [New Windsor]. Uneasiness of officers 

over appointment of field officers in the Light 
Infantry; requests appointment of Lt. Col. 
[Ebenezer] Gray; exchange of certain West- 
chester [New York] citizens. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Humphreys: "Commissy. of Pris 
oners written to the same day." 48, 348 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 4 [George Washington, New Windsor]. British 

naval intelligence from New York; Anspach 
yagers near Lloyd s Neck ; Chevalier Destouches 
project against the Refugee boats in Huntington 
Bay; reports from San Domingo. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered May 7. 48, 346 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

MAY 4 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Character 

of one Harris; ideas respecting Vermont; wish 
to see its independence; report of British 
advance to south end of Lake George; lack of 
meat for troops; fears of their joining the enemy. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered May 14. 48, 357 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

MAY 4 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Enclosing 

a paper. A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 81 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Daniel] 

MAY & Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. [Alexander] Fowler s 

charges against [David] Duncan; arrest and trial; 

charges against Col. Brodhead. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 275 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Daniel] 

Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. [Alexander] Fowler s 



1814 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

charges against Brodhead; measures and depo 
sitions for court-martial. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 273 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 5 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Efforts to supply pro 

visions to Fort Schuyler; salting of fish. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 271 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Alexander 

MAY 5 Fowler, Fort Pitt. Requiring specific charges in 

his allegations against Col. [Daniel] Brodhead 

and [David] Duncan; manner of trial. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 277 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 5 [William] Heath [West Point]. Arrival of 

recruits; forwarding pay to the Massachusetts 
companies [with Lafayette]; status of Conven 
tion troops; enlistment of prisoners. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 267 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Marquis de 

MAYS Lafayette [Richmond, Virginia]. Spirit of dis 

satisfaction and desertion in his detachment; 
Lafayette s generosity in purchasing clothing 
and necessaries for the detachment; map of 
New York harbor. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. In Sparks, 8, 35. 

~B. XIII, pt. 3, 269 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAY 5 [New Windsor]. Forwarding court-martial pro 

ceedings; state of his health from the close and 
confining work of the winter; case of one Powell. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 6. 48, 363 

1781 Jersey Brigade. Jersey Camp [Pompton, New Jersey] 

MAY 5 Return of recruits enlisted in Jersey Brigade since 

Jan. 1, 1781. Tabular statement. A. D. S: 

J[ohn] N[oble] Gumming, B[rigade] Mfajor]. 1 p. 

49, 87 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 5 [George Washington, New York]. Washington s 

explanation of the letter to Lund Washington 

[Mar. 28]; Chevalier Destouches ignorance of the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1815 

matter; delays in naval movements; Col. [Jere 
miah] Wadsworth s report as to march of the 
French Army; British ships off Newport harbor. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Acknowledged, 1781, May 11. 

48, 359 

1781 Stenben, [Baron] New Kent County, Virginia. To 

MAY 5 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Arrival of 

Lafayette; saving of stores at Chesterfield Court 
house and Petersburg; intention of returning to 
former work of collecting and forwarding re 
cruits to [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; need of 
arms, blankets, etc. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 362 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj . Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 6 liam] Heath [West Point]. His health; approval 

of courts-martial proceedings. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 281 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

MAY 6 Pickering [Newburgh]. Distress for want of pro 

visions [at West Point and Fort Schuyler] ; trans 
portation; necessity of vigorous exertion; money. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 285 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To John Pierce 

MAY 6 [Philadelphia]. Money from Eastern States to 

pay their troops under Lafayette; pay for com 
pany of Col. [Moses] Hazen s [2d Canadian] regi 
ment; pay for the Jersey detachment. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 287 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 6 [John] Stark [Derryfield, New Hampshire]. His 

aid in recruiting and forwarding supplies; need 

of cattle from New Hampshire. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 283 

[1781] Flood, John. [New Windsor.] Information: Navigation 
[MAY 6] of [Long Island] Sound east of Frog s Neck. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Washington. M. 1, 387 

1781 Heath, Wfilliam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAY 6 [New Windsor]. Exhausting of provision sup 

plies and necessary dispersal of the troops unless 
speedily relieved. L. S. 2 pp. 48, 370 



1816 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAY 6 [New Windsor]. Forwarding newspaper; report 

of sailing of a small fleet from New York; letter 
from [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clinton. L. S. 1 p. 

48, 372 

1781 [Menonville, Comte de.] New Windsor [New York]. EX- 

MAY 6 tract of Comte de Rochambeau s orders to Men 

onville with Washington s answers thereto on the 
matter of supplies for the French Army. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. D. S. and 
with interlineations by Washington. 48, 367 
[1781] [Menonville, Comte de.] Memorandum of needs of the 
[MAY 6] [French] artillery at Newport ; suggests requisi 

tion on States for men. Contemporary transla 
tion? 2 pp. In handwriting of Martha Wash 
ington. 48, 369 
1781 Moylan, John. Newburgh. To [George Washington, New 
MAY 6 Windsor]. His appointment by Congress [as 
Clothier General]; appreciation of Washington s 
recommendation. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 188 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 6 ton [New Windsor]. Failure of transportation of 

salt provision from lack of forage; Col. [Hugh] 

Hughes trip to Danbury to forward salted meat; 

no reply from [Ralph] Pomeroy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

49, 89 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 6 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Efforts to 

put correspondence with [Samuel] C[ulper] on a 
more advantageous footing; report of paroled 
British prisoners being in arms; efforts to ob 
tain remounts for his regiment [2d Continental 
Dragoons]; suggests a request to the Connecticut 
legislature; falling down of a British fleet to 
[Sandy] Hook and impressing of men from the 
prison ships. A. L. S. 3 pp. 48, 365 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. Questions [put to 

MAY 7 Washington by Comte de Menonville] with an 

swers thereto. Supplies for French Army; es 
tablishment of magazines in New Jersey; ex 
change of provisions; salt-beef; teams. A. D. S. 
4 pp. M. 1, 307 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 7 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Supplies sent and 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1817 

the support of his post [Fort Schuyler] to the 
last extremity; appeal to the Eastern States; 
Clinton s exertions. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 291 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Chevalier de 

MAY 7 Chastellux [Newport Rhode Island]. Recovery 

of his health; news from the West Indies and 

inability to take advantage of it. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. P. II, 369 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 7 [Robert] Howe, Boston or Newport. Ordering 

his return to take command at West Point. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. XIII, pt. 3, 287 

[Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 
Pickering [Newburgh]. Danger of mutiny of 
frontier troops and abandonment of Fort Schuy 
ler from want of provisions; forwarding of flour 
and meat; transportation of salt provision; flour 
from Pennsylvania. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 295 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

MAY 7 chambeau [Newport]. Appointment of Col. 

[Jabez] Champlin, Barrack-master to the French 
Army; letter for [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 131 

1781 General Court-martial. Danbury [Connecticut]. Proceed- 

MAY 7 ings in trial of Bennet Beardsley for enlisting 

and forwarding recruits to the enemy and for 
kindred crimes. D. S: Ebenezer Gray, Prest. 
9 pp. Enclosed in Parsons to Washington, 1781, 
May8. 49,53 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

ington [New Windsor], Arrival of provisions 
for Fort Schuyler; forwarding same; destitution 
at all the posts; requests forwarding of flour 
from Red Hook and vicinity; Washington s or 
ders respecting fish. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 14. 49, 74 



1818 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Cobb, David. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 7 Windsor]. Requesting continuance of furlough. 

A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1781 General Court-martial. [Danbury, Connecticut.] Proceed- 

MAY 7 ings in trial of Thomas Langley Collyer for at 

tempting to give informotion to the enemy. 
D. S : Saml. B[latchley] Webb, Prest. 2 pp. En 
closed in Parsons to Washington, 1781, May 8. 

49, 62 

1781 Jones, [John] Paul. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 7 ton [New Windsor]. Insinuations of Jones culpa 

bility in delay of military stores sent from France ; 
his examination before the Board of Admiralty; 
lack of appreciation of the importance of a 
marine establishment; Jones confidence in abil 
ity to put it upon a respectable footing; would 
soon distress the enemy; asks Washington s 
influence. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 15. 

49, 20 

1781 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George 

MAY 7 Washington, New Windsor]. Transmitting copy 

of his letter to Chevalier Destouches; requests 
Washington to return it if it interferes with any 
plan. L. S. 2 pp. (In French). Answered 
May 14. 49, 15 

Translation by Tench Tilghman, 49, 18. 

[1781] [La Luzerne, Chevalier de.] [Philadelphia.] To [Chevalier 

[MAY 7J Destouches, Newport, Rhode Island]. Situation 

in Virginia; suggests that Destouches establish 
himself in Chesapeake Bay; considerations in 
volved; disclaims intention of interfering with 
Destouches instructions. Contemporary copy. 
4 pp. (In French) Enclosed in preceding en 
try. 49, 16 

Translation by Tilghman, 49, 13. 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh [New York]. To 

MAY? [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Flour 

ordered to Albany and orders respecting the sup 
ply en route from Pennsylvania ; expresses sent to 
Boston and elsewhere. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 6 
1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 7 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Interest 

ing intelligence from Europe; intention of driv 
ing back British cruisers to New York; fear of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1819 

enemy being enabled to return a squadron to 
Gardiner s Bay. L. S. 2 pp. Acknowledged 
May 11. 49, 5 

1781 General Court-martial. Danbury [Connecticut]. Proceed- 

MAY 7 ings in trial of Dr. Nathaniel Towner for receiving 

a commission from the British and recruiting 
men for the service of the enemy. D. S : Eben- 
ezer Gray, Prest. 8 pp. Enclosed in Parsons to 
Washington, 1781, May 8. 49, 58 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 7 ton [New Windsor]. Efforts to forward the 

Pennsylvania troops [southward]; expectations; 
changes in arrangement made at Trenton in Jan 
uary. A. L. S. 3 pp. 49, 10 

1781 Weed, Jacob. New Windsor. To [Lt.] Col. [David] Hum- 

MAY 7 phreys [New Windsor]. Flour and salt-provision 

issued; quantity on hand; beef at Artillery Park 

lacking transportation. A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 12 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor To Brig. Gen. [de] 

MAY 8 Beville [Newport]. Appointment of Col. [Jabez] 

Champlin Barrack-master to the French army. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. D. I, pt. 2, 133 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MA Y 8 liam] Heath [West Point]. Distressed condition 

and prospect before the Army; Heath s personal 
influence with Eastern States; requests that he 
set out at once. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 297 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAYS [Jedidiah] Huntington [Norwich, Connecticut]. 

Orders to repair to Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 299 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. Memorandum: 

MAT 8 Comte de M6nonville s intended requests of Con 

gress for supplies on the Connecticut River, live 
cattle for the French Army, salt-meat and teams 
with Washington s remarks on same. A. D. S. 
2 pp. M. 1, 311 

1781 Butler, Zebulon. Newborough [Newburgh, New York]. 

To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Lame 



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men and those sent back because of distress of 
their families; Butler s absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 

49, 72 

1781 Culper, Samuel. "729" [Setauket] To JohnBolton [Maj. 

"373-o" Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Connecti- 

[MAY 8] cut]. Inability to obtain written accounts; re 

turns French money, it not being permitted to 
pass; news from Europe; naval force at New 
York; warm press in the city; troops destined 
for Virginia; belief as to the [U. S. S.] Confeder 
acy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 116 

1781 Hughes, H[ugh]. Danbury [Connecticut]. To [Col. Tim- 

MAY 8 othy Pickering, Newburgh]. Fruitless efforts to 

obtain teams; result of coertion; difficulties of 
[Ralph] Pomeroy. Contemporary extract. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Pickering to Washington, 1781, 
May 9. 49, 77 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Richmond [Virginia]. To 

MAY 8 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Defeat of 

[Maj. Gen. William] Phillips plan against Rich 
mond; Cornwallis advance into Virginia; the 
junction at Halifax; first importance of for 
warding troops and supplies to [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 
thanael] Greene; hastening of [Brig.] Gen. [An 
thony] Wayne s march; Greene before Camden. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 31. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 306. 49, 70 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Redding [Connecticut]. To 

MAYS [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Detach 

ment ordered from Danbury; courts-martial 
sentences and prisoners. A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 51 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 8 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Arrival of 

Comte de Barras and Vicomte Rochambeau; re 
quests a conference. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 13. 49, 49 

1781 Stevens, Nfathaniel]. FishkiU [New York]. To [George] 

MAY 8 Washington [New Windsor]. Shad procured by 

Judge [Derrick] Wynkoop; efforts to obtain cat 
tle from New England. L. S. 1 p. 49, 48 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 9 [John] Glover [Marblehead, Massachusetts]. Or- 



COERESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1821 

ders to repair to Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

* B. XIII, pt. 3, 301 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 9 [William] Heath [West Point]. Instructions for 

his appeal to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Con 
necticut and New Hampshire; supply of beef 
cattle, salted provisions and a systematic plan 
for feeding the Army during the campaign; trans 
portation; importunity to be used; pressing 
necessities of the situation; rum. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 303 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 9 Washington [West Point]. Secret service ar 

rangements; reported sailing of a fleet from New 
York; requests granting of parole to Maj. [Justus 
Christoph] de Meibom and Ensign [Carl Chris- 
toph] de Meibom ; death sentence of Simon Kent ; 
weakening of Dayton s party by furnishing de 
tachments for guards. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 11. 49, 85 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 9 ton [West Point]. Evasion of towns in sending 

forward salted meat; necessity of sending out 

impress parties. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

May 10. 49, 75 

1781 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

MAY 9 [George] Washington, New Windsor [West Point]. 

Mistake in transmitting a paper; guilt of a cor 
poral and party in escape of a British prisoner; 
lack of beef and expectation of consequent aban 
donment of Saratoga. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 82 

1781 [Smith, George?] Albany. To [Lt. Gen. Frederick Haldi- 

MAY 9 mand, Canada]. Execution of his orders ; advises 

attempt on Albany; good effects producible by 
hand-bills; necessity of advance notice being 
given to enable the people [loyalists] to rise to 
his assistance. Contemporary copy by John 
Lansing, jr. Enclosed in Clinton to Washington 
1781, May 30. Noted as: "Copy of a Letter 
in Dr. Smith s Handwriting, supposed to Gen 
eral Haldimand Intercepted 27th May 1781." 

49, 321 



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1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

MAY 10 Pickering [Newburgh]. Measures looking to im 

press for provisions and transportation; [Maj.] 
Gen. [William] Heath s mission. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 307 

1781 Butler, Zebulon. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 10 [New Windsor]. Transmitting return of men 

left at Wyoming. A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 103 

[Butler, Zebulon] [Highlands.] Return of men, belong 
ing to Capt. [Simon] Spalding s corps, left at 
Wyoming. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 49, 104 

1781 Destouches, [Chevalier.] Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 10 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Appoint 

ment of Comte de Barras to command the French 
fleet; Destouches appreciation of approval of 
his conduct by Congress and Washington. L. S. 

1 p. (In French) Answered May 14. 49, 94 

Translation by Tilghman, 49, 95. 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. [Near Camden, South Carolina]. 

MAY 10 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Trans 

mitting copy of exchange cartel. A. L. S. 1 p. 

49, 99 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy], Newburgh. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 10 ington [New Windsor]. Shad from Esopus; sug 

gests bringing down the daily catch to save 
salting expense ; measures taken to forward pro 
visions from Warwick, Ringwood, etc. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 49, 90 

.1781 Sobbe, [Christian]. New York. Memorandum of treat- 

MAY 10 ment received at Philadelphia. Contemporary 

translation. 2 pp. Enclosed in Knyphausen to 

Washington, 1781, May 17. 49, 218 

1781 Stewart, Charles. New Windsor. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 10 ton [New Windsor]. Necessity of strenuous ef 

fort to forward supplies to the Army; estimate 
of amount of beef necessary from the various 
Eastern States for the daily support of the 
Army. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Tilghman: 
"Copy given to Genl. Heath" 49, 88 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1823 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

MAY 10 Pickering [Newburgh]. Shad fish; boards for 

magazine at West Point. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. XIII, pt. 3, 309 

1781 Townes, J[ohn]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

MAY 10 New Windsor. Requests attention to his situa 

tion. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 92 

1781 Trumbull, Jonathan, jr. Hartford. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 10 ton, New Windsor. Acceptance of appointment 

as aide; inability to join headquarters before 
June 1. A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 96 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

MAY 11 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. His intelligence 

[of a British embarkation at New York]; dislike 
of detaching corps; returns of his corps; arrest 
and trial of [John] Adam. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 313 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Thomas Durie 

MAY 11 [New Windsor?] Trial of [John] Adam; orders 

to proceed to Elizabethtown; prisoner matters. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 317 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. ToMaj. Gen. [Ben- 

MAYII jamin] Lincoln [Boston], [Maj.] Gen. [William] 

Heath s mission to the Eastern States; permis 
sion to Lincoln to return to the Army. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Sparks, 8, 39. B. XIII, pt. 3, 31 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron [von] 

MAY 11 Biedesel [Brooklyn, New York]. His misunder 

standing of exchange negotiations; charge of 
partiality toward British officers. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. E. 411 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Gen. 

MAY 11 [James] Robertson [New York]. Transmitting 

enclosures from [Robert] Morris. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. E. 409 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

MAY 11 chambeau [Newport]. Report of sailing of a 

British fleet for Rhode Island. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

D. I, pt. 2, 135 



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1781 Barras, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George 

MAY 11 Washington, New Windsor]. Announcing his ar 

rival and command of the French naval forces; 
the interview requested by Comte de Rocham- 
beau. L. S. 2 pp. (In French) Answered 
May 14. 49, 109 

Translation by Tllghman, 49, 110. 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 11 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Despatches 

from France; necessity of a conference. L. S. 

1 p. Answered May 14. 49, 105 

[1781] [Stevens, Nathanael.] [Fishkill, New York.] Account of 

[MAY 11] provisions received from Connecticut from Feb. 

6 to May 11. Tabular statement of quantities by 
towns. 1 p. Enclosed in Pickering to Washing 
ton, 1781, May 12. 49, 108 

1781 Wetmore, Hezekiah. Pay Office [New Windsor]. To [Lt.] 

MAY 11 Col. [David] Humphreys [New Windsor]. Pro 

priety of paying warrants for money due ab 
sentees. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. Thomas 

MAY 12 Arnold, East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Refus 

ing his request to be allowed to enter the sea 
service. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 323 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

MAY 12 ratio] Gates [Philadelphia]. Delay in inquiry into 

his conduct; difficulties; Maj. [Thomas] Pinck- 

ney s exchange. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 319 

1781 Castries de Charlus, [Comte de]. Newport. To [George 

MAY 12 Washington, New Windsor]. Requesting trans 

mission of despatches for Marquis [de Lafayette] ; 
transmits map of Portsmouth [Virginia]. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered May 17. 49, 113 

1781 Chastellux, Chevalier de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 12 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Provision 

scarcity and Comte de Menonville; his letters 
from France; money instead of reenforcements ; 
French fleet from Brest and its destination. 
A. L. S. 3pp. 49,117 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1825 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 12 Windsor]. Supplies for Fort Schuyler; delay 

caused by heavy rains; beef and flour prospect. 

L. S. 2 pp. Acknowledged May 14. 49, 120 

1781 Council of Officers. Fort Schuyler [New York]. Investiga- 

MAY 12 tion and report on condition of fortifications. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Clinton 

to Washington, 1781, May 16. 49, 182 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 12 ington [New Windsor]. State of the salted meat 

supply; estimates; contingent orders to for 
ward flour from Warwick by impress ; instruc 
tions regarding flour at Sussex [New Jersey], etc. 
A. L. S. 3pp. 49,111 

1781 Quin, Patrick. [New Windsor, New York.] Examination 

MAY 12 of by Tench Tilghman : Condition and position 

of various British regiments. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tilghman. 49, 119 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 12 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Establish 

ment of correspondence with [Samuel] C[ulper] 
and other secret service matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

49, 115 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Chevalier de La 

MAY 13 Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Forwarding Rocham- 

beau s letter. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 137 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Maj. Gen. [Al- 

MAY 13 exander] McDougall [Philadelphia]. Requesting 

him to join the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 325 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

MAY 13 Pickering [Newburgh]. Forwarding of salt pro 

vision from Hartford. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 327 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de RO 

MA Y 13 chambeau [Newport]. Agreement to meet at 

Wethersfield; report of sailing of a British de 
tachment from New York. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 139 
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1781 Anonymous. Saratoga [New York]. Information of Brit- 

MAY 13 ish at Crown Point; force that will advance from 

Canada in June. Copy in handwriting of Schuy- 
ler. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schuyler to Washing 
ton, 1781, May 14. 49, 270 
1781 Cochran, Robert. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To [Brig.] 
MAY 13 Gen. [James] Clinton [Albany]. Ruinous condi 
tion of the fortifications; garrison put on short 
allowance. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Clinton to Washington, 1781, May 16. 49, 183 

1781 Knox, H[enry] and Timothy Pickering. New Windsor. 

MAY 13 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Rec 

ommending an arrangement for Col. [Jeduthan] 
Baldwin s Artificer regiment. A. L. S. of Knox, 
signed also by Pickering. 49, 125 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Bar- 

MAY 14 ras [Newport]. His appointment to command 

of the French fleet; interview at Wethersfield. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Sparks, 8, 40. D. I, pt. 2, 145 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 14 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Flour; [Maj.] Gen. 

[William] Heath s errand to the Eastern States; 
care of ammunition supply ; levies to relieve Con 
tinentals on the frontier. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 335 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier DCS- 

MAY 14 touches [Newport]. His naval services to Amer 

ica. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. D. I, pt, 2, 147 

[Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier de 
La Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Approval of Lu- 
zerne s plan [for Chevalier Destouches to move 
to the Chesapeake]; meeting at Wethersfield; 
forwarding letters. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 141 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 14 [John] Paterson [West Point]. Ordering out the 

Connecticut Line; vigilance necessary; transmit 
ting intelligence of enemy s movements. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B, XIII, pt. 3, 337 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1827 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Ralph] Pome- 

MAY 14 roy [Hartford]. Date of conference with French 

commanders at Wethersfiekl; quarters and for 
age to be provided. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 341 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To P[hilip] Van 

MAY 14 Rensselaer [Albany]. Powder and lead for the 

Northward; economy necessary. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 343 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

MAY 14 chambeau [Newport]. Meeting at Wethersfield. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 143 

[Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Philip Schuyler 
[Albany]. Intercepting the enemy s communi 
cations; predatory warfare on the frontier; Ver 
mont; suffering of frontier troops; supplies. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. In Ford, 9, 246. B. XIII, pt. 3, 329 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. W[il- 

MAY 14 Ham Stephens] Smith [Philadelphia]. Reason 

for not appointing him to a command [with La 
fayette s detachment]. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 339 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Jonathan Trum- 

MAY 14 bull, jr. [Lebanon, Connecticut]. His coming to 

headquarters the first part of June. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. P. II, 375 

1781 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To George 

MAY 14 Washington [New Windsor]. Forwarding pay 

and muster roll of a company of St. Francois 
Indians; clothing issued; British fortifications 
at Masco [Mascoma River, New Hampshire]; 
capture of Col. Thomas Johnson; fears of the 
people. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 131 

1781 Blaine, Ephraim. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

14 [New Windsor]. Results of his visit to Delaware 

and Maryland; great quantity of supplies with 
out authority to seize them; collection of pro- 



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visions on the Eastern and Western Shores; 
failure of Delaware to act ; results of speculation, 
villainy and disaffected activity in Philadelphia; 
depreciation of paper currency; orders of Board 
of War for Blaine to provide supplies for [Brig.] 
Gen. [Anthony] Wayne s detachment. L. S. 
3 pp. 49, 133 

1781 Cochran, Kobert. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To [Brig.] 

MAY 14 Gen. [James] Clinton [Albany], Destruction 

caused by fire at Fort Schuyler. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Clinton to Washington, 

1781, May 17. 49, 140 

1781 Cochran, Robert. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To [Brig.] 

MAY 14 Gen. [James] Clinton [Albany]. Destruction of 

barracks; saving of the magazine and part of the 
provisions. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Clinton to Washington, 1781, May 17. 49, 184 
Court of Inquiry, at Fort Schuyler [New York]. On 
burning of barracks. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Clinton to Washington, 1781, 
May 17. 49, 147 

1781 Dean, Gilbert and William Scudder. Poundridge [New 

MAY 14 Jersey]. To [George Washington, New Windsor]. 

Intelligence obtained from Long Island; efforts 
to arrange for secret service; British regiments 
and ships; need of devising a mode of communi 
cation with New Windsor. A. L. S. of Dean, 
signed also by Scudder. 49, 126 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 14 Washington [New Windsor]. Sailing of a 

British fleet for the Southward; family troubles; 

employment of a lookout on Middletown heights. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 60, 12 

1781 [Greene, Nathanael]. McCord s Ferry on the Congaree 

MAY 14 [River, South Carolina]. To [the President of 

Congress, Philadelphia]. British evacuation of 
Camden; baggage burned and wounded and sick 
left behind; delay in arrival of Virginia militia 
prevented capture of the town; reduction of 
Orangeburg by [Brig.] Gen. [Thomas] Sumter 
and Fort Mott by [Brig.] Gen. [Francis] Marion; 
arms and supplies taken; in vesture of Augusta 
and Ninety-Six and intended siege of fort at 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1829 

Friday s Ferry; evidences of coming evacuation 
of post near Nelson s Ferry; movements of 
Cornwallis. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. En 
closed in Greene to Washington, 1781, May 16. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 310. 

49, 135 

1781 Hand, Edward. [New Windsor.] Return of killed, wound- 

MAY 14 ed and missing of detachment on the Croton 

River. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 10, 113 

1781 Moodie, Andrew. Fort Schuyler [New York]. To Brig. 

MAY 14 Gen. [James] Clinton [Albany]. Damage done by 

a fire; supplies immediately needed; exertions 
of Lt. [James] Brewster and himself. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Clinton to Wash 
ington, 1781, May 17. 49, 146 
1781 Olney, Coggeshall. Rhode Island Village [Highlands]. To 
MAY 14 Col. [Alexander] Scammell [Highlands]. Murder 
of Col. [Christopher] Greene; need of [Lt.] Col. 
[Jeremiah] Olney s presence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

49, 128 

1781 Paterson, John. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAY 14 [New Windsor]. Acknowledging Washington s 

letter; transmits intelligence [of Col. Christopher 

Greene s death]. Recent copy. 1 p. 49,127 

1781 Paterson, John. West Point. To [George Washington, 

MAY 14 New Windsor]. Advance of enemy from the 

Croton River; New Hampshire line marched to 

meet them. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1781 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Brig. Gen. [John] 

MAY 14 Paterson, West Point. British boats off Fort 

Lee; expectation of an alarm. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Paterson to Washington, 1781, May 

15. 49, 150 

1781 Pray, John. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. To Brig Gen. 

MAY 14 [John] Paterson, West Point. British erecting a 

block house at Fort Lee. A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 151 

1781 Scammell, Alexander. N[ew] Hampshire] Village [High- 

lands]. To Brig. Gen. [John] Paterson, West 
Point. Lack of ammunition; need of surgeon 
on the lines [to attend the wounded of Col. 
Christopher Greene s command]; officers killed 
and taken [at Croton River]; barbarity of the 



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enemy; completeness of the surprise. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Paterson to Washington, 
1781, May 14. 49, 130 

Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 
[George] Washington [New Windsor]. Intelli 
gence of British brought by a spy; intended 
move of Vermonters; engagement of spy to 
serve Schuyler. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 30. 49, 268 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 15 [Philemon] Dickinson, Trenton or Philadelphia- 

Impropriety of interfering in behalf of his rela. 
tive [Evan Jones] at Pensacola; suggests appli 
cation to the French Minister [Chevalier de La 
Luzerne]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 345 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [John 

MAY 15 Paul] Jones [Philadelphia]. Delay of stores and 

clothing from France; Jones s reputation. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 

Sparks, 8, 44. B. XIII, pt. 3, 349 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 15 John Paterson [West Point]. Detachment to 

support block house at Dobbs Ferry. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 347 

1781 Allen, Ethan. Bennington [Vermont], To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 15 [Philip John] Schuyler [Saratoga, New York]. 

British design to capture Schuyler; denial of 
reports that Allen is corresponding with the 
enemy to the prejudice of the United States. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to Wash 
ington, 1781, May 21. 49, 244 

Brooks, D[avid]. Newburgh. To [Lt.] Col. Tench Tilgh 
man [New Windsor]. Case of Mrs. Mary Smith; 
her aid to American prisoners at New York; 
justice in granting her a daily ration. A. L. S. 
4 pp. W 

1781 Fort Granby, (South Carolina). Articles of Capitulation 

MAY 15 between Maj. A[ndrew] Maxwell and Lt. Col. 

Henry Lee [jr]. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, May 16. 

49, 175 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1831 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Hartford. To [George] Washington 

MAY 15 [New Windsor]. Reception accorded Washing 

ton s letter by the Connecticut legislature; beef- 
cattle, salt meat and rum ordered; action of 
legislature respecting supplies for the campaign. 
L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
3, 312. 49, 164 

1781 Heer, Bartholomew von. Reading [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAY 15 the Board of War [Philadelphia]. Complaints of 

his corps for pay; approach of expiration of 
terms of enlistment of his soldiers; requests di 
rections. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in von Heer to Washington, 1781, May 25. 

49, 291 

1781 Heer, Bartholomew von. Reading [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAY 15 the Board of War [Philadelphia]. Breeches, 

socks and shirts for his men. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in von Heer to Washing 
ton, 1781, May 25. 49, 293 

1781 Huntingdon, J[edidiah]. Norwich [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 15 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Hope of 

soon joining the Army; reported meeting of 
British and combined fleets. A. L. S. 1 p. 

49, 165 

[1781] Tilghman, Tench. [New Windsor.] Memorandum of in- 

[MAY 15] formation of British works at Kingsbridge. 

A. D. 1 p. 49, 141 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Camp Wittloh [Whitlock, 

MAY 15 Virginia]. To [Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne, 

York, Pennsylvania]. Position of [Maj.] Gen. 
[William] Phillips; approach of Lord Corn- 
wallis; his strength; need of Wayne s assist 
ance; requests that baggage be left behind and 
a forced march made to his relief; celerity of 
Cornwallis movements. L. S. 4 pp. Marked 
duplicate. Enclosed in Wayne to Washington, 
1781, May 26. 49, 152 

[1781] ledyard, I[saac]. [New Windsor?] To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] 

[MAY 15?] Tilghman [New Windsor]. Introducing Mrs. 

Mary Smyth [Smith] ; her assistance to American 

prisoners in New York; her means exhausted; 

suggests granting her provisions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

W 



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[1781] Lee, Henry, jr. [Fort Granby, South Carolina.] To Maj. 

[MAY 15] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [On the Congaree 

River, South Carolina]. Investure and capture 

of Fort Granby. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 

Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, May 13. 

49, 173 

1781 Loring, Joshua. New York. To Abraham Skinner [New 

MAY 15 York]. Proposal of exchange of Lt. Gen. [John] 

Burgoyne by composition. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 1781, 

May 19. 49, 234 

1781 Paterson, John. West Point. To [George] Washington, 

MAY 15 New Windsor. Transmitting letters from Capt. 

[John] Pray. L. S. 1 p. Answered same day. 

49, 148 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To [Brig.] 

MAY 15 Gen. [James] Clinton [Albany]. Discovery of ad 

vance of party of enemy ; necessity of sending out 
scouts; non-arrival of provisions. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Clinton to Wash 
ington, 1781, May 16. 49, 185 
1781 Skinner, Abraham. New York. To Joshua Loring [New 
MAY 15 York]. Proposal of an exchange. Contempo 
rary copy by Skinner. 2 pp. Enclosed in Skin 
ner to Washington, 1781, May 19. 49, 232 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Francois, 
MAY 16 Marquis de Barbe-] Marbois, Philadelphia. Trans 
mitting certificate of Col. [Lewis] La Radiere s 
service. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. . D. I, pt. 2, 149 
1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Sir Henry Clin- 
MAY 16 ton [New York], Request for permission to 
ship a cargo of tobacco to Charleston for benefit 
of American prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. E. 413 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 16 [John] Paterson [West Point], [Lt.] Col. [Ezra] 

Badlam s position. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 353 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Abraham 

MAY 16 Skinner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Permis 

sion to parole certain prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 355 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 



1833 



1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Baron Steuben 

MAY 16 [New Kent County, Virginia]. Behavior of mi 

litia in opposing advance of enemy in Virginia; 
arms and clothing; sailing of a British detach 
ment from New York; coming interview with 
Comte de Rochambeau. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 351 

1781 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To [Capt. Bartholomew 

MAY 16 von Heer, Reading, Pennsylvania]. Question of 

clothing and pay for his corps. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in von Heer to Washing 
ton, 1781, May 25. 49, 294 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 16 Windsor]. Burning of barracks at Fort Schuy- 

ler and appearance of enemy on the frontier; has 
requested Gov. [George] Clinton to consult with 
Washington respecting affairs of the Northern 
Department; need of ammunition and supplies. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 18. 49, 180. 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [Lt.] Col. [Robert] Cochran 

MAY 16 [Fort Schuyler [New York]. Suspicious circum 

stances of fire at Fort Schuyler ; orders retention 
of works and repair of damages in best manner 
possible. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Clinton to Washington, 1781, May 16. 49, 186 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To Col. [Philip Van] Cortlandt 

MAY 16 [Albany ?]. Destruction caused by fire at Fort 

Schuyler; provisions and assistance to be sent the 
garrison; general instructions governing his 
march up to the fort. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. 49, 187 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

MAY 16 ington, New Windsor]. British fleet sailed for 

the South; small number of troops in New York. 

L. S. 1 p. Acknowledged May 28. 49, 179 

1781 Fort Granby. (South Carolina). Return of prisoners 

MAY 16 taken, May 15. 

Fort Mott. (South Carolina) Return of prisoners taken 
May 12. Tabular statements. A. D. S. of Ed 
mund M. Hyrne. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1781, May 16. 49, 139 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. On the Congaree [River, South Caro- 

MAY 16 lina]. To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. 



1834 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Surrender of British post [Fort Granby]; critical 
situation of affairs; Cornwallis movements. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered July 30. 49, 171 

La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George 
Washington, New Windsor]. Transmitting let 
ter for Chevalier Destouches. L. S. 1 p. (In 
French.) 49, 166 

1781 Lawrence, J[onathan] jr. Rockland [Dobbs Ferry, New 

MAY 16 York]. To [George Washington, New Windsor]. 

Erection of a block house at Fort Lee by Ref 
ugees; propositions of Capt. Ward to desert. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 170 

1781 Paterson, John. West Point. To [George Washington, 

MAY 16 New Windsor]. [Lt.] Col. [Ezra] Badlam s ad 

vance; intelligence of the surprise [May] 14th 
[at Croton River]. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
immediately. 49, 169 

1781 Selden, E[zra]. Stony Point [New York]. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 16 [John] Paterson, West Point. Information of a 

Refugee marauding party. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

49, 167 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

MAY 17 [Castries de] Charlus [Newport]. Acknowledging 

packet for Lafayette and copy of map of vicinity 

of Portsmouth. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 153 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAY 17 [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. His 

intelligence of sailing of a British fleet [from New 
York]; willingness to employ a lookout on Mon 
mouth Heights. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 357 

[Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier de La 
Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Forwarding despatches. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 151 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. J[onathan] 

MAY 17 Lawrence [jr.], Rockland [Dobbs Ferry]. Watch 

fulness to prevent deception by a spy; intelli 
gence of enemy desired. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 363 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1835 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Alex- 

MAY 17 ander] Scammell [Pompton, New Jersey]. At 

tempt on British party fortifying near Fort Lee; 
Capt. [Jonathan] Lawrence. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 8, 
46. B. XIII, pt. 3, 359 

1781 Barras, [Comte de.] Newport. To [George Washington, 

MAY 17 New Windsor]. Inability to attend the confer 

ence [at Wethersfield]. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
May 23. 47, 264 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 17 Windsor]. Cause of fire at Fort Schuyler; loss; 

want of military stores at Albany; rebuilding 

needs. L.S. 2pp. Answered May 29. 49,142 

1781 Hand, Edward. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

MAY 17 [New Windsor]. The present strength of the 

Army; Jersey line; number unfit for service; lack 

of clothing; state of discipline; returns of recruits. 

L. S. 3 pp. 50, 90 

1781 Hand, Edward. New Windsor. Return of recruits that 

MAY 17 have joined the New Hampshire, Rhode Island 

and Connecticut lines since Apr. 1. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. 50, 92 

1781 Howe, Robert. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 17 Windsor]. Delay in setting out for camp; loss 

of clothing in the Confederacy; obtaining a 
supply from Comte D Estaing; reported capture 
of the Protector. A. L. S. 3 pp. 49, 221 

Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Camp Wilton on James River 
[Virginia]. To [George] Washington [New Wind 
sor]. Correspondence with British commanders; 
death of [Maj.] Gen. [William] Phillips and [re 
fusal of] communication with [Brig. Gen. Benedict] 
Arnold; latter s threat to send American pris 
oners to West Indies; partial exchanges. L. S. 
2 p. Answered May 31. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 316. 49, 193 

1781 laurance, John. West Point. To [George] Washington 

MAY 17 [New Windsor]. Lack of jurisdiction of a court- 

martial over persons [tories] arrested in [Fair- 
field and Stratford counties] Connecticut. A. L. 
S. 1 p. Endorsed by Varick: "Vide M. Genl. 
Parsons Letter of 8th May" [1781]. 49, 195 



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1781 Loring, Joshua. New York. To [Abraham] Skinner [New 

MAY 17 York]. Proposal to send American prisoners 

from Charleston, South Carolina to Philadelphia 
in exchange for British to be sent to New York. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Skinner 
to Washington, 1781, May 19. 49, 235 

1781 Knyphausen, [Baron von]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 17 ington [New Windsor]. Treatment received by 

Lt. [Christian] Sobbe; requests permission for a 

Hessian surgeon to visit sick in Philadelphia. 

L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 1. 49, 215 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 18 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Abandonment of 

T^ort Schuyler. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 369 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 18 [John] Paterson [West Point]. Departure for 

Wethersfield ; Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair in 

general command of the Highlands. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 365 

1781 Biron, Due de. Paris. To [George Washington, en route 

MAY 18 to Connecticut]. Acknowledges Washington s 

letter respecting [Col. Charles Armand-Tuffin,] 
Marquis de La Rouerie; his impatience to return 
to America; bestowal of Cross of St. Louis; com 
pliments, etc. L. S. 4 pp. (In French) 

49, 227 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Wilton, North Side of James 

MAY 18 River [Virginia]. To [George] Washington [en 

route to Connecticut]. Maneuvers in vicinity 
of Richmond; British movements; approach of 
Cornwallis; death of [Maj.] Gen. [William] 
Phillips; delay of [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne s 
reenforcements; danger in engaging the enemy; 
measures taken; lack of arms. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered May 31. 49, 225 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 18 ington, On the way to Connecticut. Repair of 

boats; building of boats at Wappings Creek and 

Albany. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 223 



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1837 



1781 Robertson, James. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAY 18 [en route to Connecticut]. Acknowledging with 

thanks the return of his commission. L. S. 

1 p. 49, 229 

1781 Culper, Samuel. U 729" [Setauket, Long Island]. To 

"363-eq" [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Wethersfield, Con- 

[MAY 19] necticut]. Inability to find a suitable agent in 

New York; is suspected by British; "724" [Aus 
tin Roe] s report from New York; destination 
of [Vice] Adml. [Marriot] Arbuthnot s fleet; im 
pressment of American prisoners on British 
ships; news from Europe; Refugees at Fort 
George, A. L. S. 1 p. W 

Skinner, Abraham. New Windsor. To [George] Wash 
ington [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. British re 
fusal of exchange proposition; correspondence; 
[Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne and prisoners at the 
Cedars; enemy s wish to send American pris 
oners from Charleston to Philadelphia; refusal 
of British to exchange privates; requests orders. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 30. 49, 230 

Clark, G[eorge] R[ogers]. Fort Pitt. To [George Wash 
ington, Wethersfield]. Difficulty in obtaining 
troops; refusal of Col. [Daniel] Brodhead to fur 
nish same; requests necessary orders; advan 
tages of an expedition against the Indian country 
and Detroit. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 8. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 323, under 
date of May 26. 49, 236 

General Court-martial. York [Pennsylvania]. Trial of 
John Fortesque for attempting mutiny. D. S: 
James Hamilton, Prest. 1 p. Note by Wayne: 
"Fortescue was Shot to Death." Enclosed in 
Wayne to Washington, 1781, May 26. 49, 158 

[Chastellux, Marquis de.] White Tavern [Wethersfield]. 
To [George Washington, Wethersfield]. Pro 
poses plan to move the French forces to Vir 
ginia and cooperate with Comte De Grasse against 
[Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold and [Maj.] Gen. 
[William] Phillips. A. D. 3 pp. 49, 240 



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1838 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Anonymous. Saratoga [New York] To [Maj. Gen. Philip 

MAY 21 John Schuyler, Saratoga]. Recruiting reports 

of enemy s designs against Albany and Schenec- 

tady. A. L. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 

Washington, 1781, May 21. 49, 245 

1781 Clark, G[eorge] R[ogers]. Pittsburg. To [George Wash- 

MAY 21 ington, Wethersfield]. Clark s chain of intelli 

gence from the Indian country ; advance of Brit 
ish; belief in their route being through the 
Wabash country; friendliness of the Wabash 
Indians ; difficulty of obtaining men. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered June 8. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 317. 49, 237 

1781 Clinton, [Sir] II[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 21 ton [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Washington s 

letters respecting recall of Lt. Gen. [John] Bur- 
goyne; refusal of permission to send tobacco to 
Charleston [South Carolina, to sell] for benefit 
of American prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 247 

1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. The court of inquiry or- 

MAY 21 dered on Maj. Gen. [Horatio] Gates; right to ex 

ercise command ; orders for Gates to repair to 
headquarters. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Gates to Washington, 1781, May 22. 

49, 253 

1781 Diriks, J[acob] G[erhard]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

MAY 21 Washington [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. His 

return to Holland. A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 246 

[1781] Intelligence. [Saratoga ? New York.] Information given 

[MAY 21] by a deserter. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler to 

Washington, 1781, May 21. 49, 244 * 

1781 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To 

MAY 21 [George] Washington [Wethersfield]. Intelli 

gence of intended advance of British; Ethan Al 
len s letter; reward of an individual for recover 
ing brass mortars. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
May 30. 49, 242 

1781 Smith, William Stephens]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

MAY 21 Washington [Wethersfield]. Continuance at 

Philadelphia on account of illness; joining the 

Southern army; continuance in the service. 

A. I,. S. 2 pp. Answered May 30. 49, 238 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1839 

1781 Burr, George and Others. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 22 [George] Washington [Wethersfield]. Petition 

ing mercy for Thomas Langley Colly er. D. S. by 
Burr and fifteen others, justices of the peace, 
ministers and militia oflicers. 49, 65 

1781 Washington, George. Wethersfield. Estimate of force 

MAY 22 possible to bring against New York. A. D. 1 p. 

Endorsed by Tilghman: "A Copy of this was 

given to Count Rochambeau." W 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington 

MAY 22 [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Evacuation of Fort 

Schuyler and taking of post at the German Flats; 
need of troops but lack of provisions for them; 
impress of flour; arrest of [David] Higgenbottom. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 29. 49, 257 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To Lt. Col. [Robert] Cochran 

MAY 22 [Fort Schuyler, New York]. Orders to evacuate 

Fort Schuyler and take post at Fort Herkimer; 
removal of stores, demolition of works, etc. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Clinton, 
James to Washington, 1781, May 22. 49, 259 

1781 General Court-martial. York [Pennsylvania]. Trial of 

MAY 22 William Crofts, Thomas Wilson, Samuel Frank 

lin, James Wilson and Philip Smith for inciting 
mutiny and mutinous actions. D. S. J[ames] 
Moore, Prest. 7 pp. Note by Wayne : "Thomas 
Wilson, James Wilson, Philip Smith & John 
Fortescue were shot to Death in front of the 
Line drawn up under Arms an hour after trial. 
Saml. Franklin & John [William] Crofts were 
pardoned". Enclosed in Wayne to Washington, 
1781, May 26. 49, 159 

1781 Gates, Horatio. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAY 22 [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Court of inquiry 

on his conduct; Congress mistake in the matter; 
Gates position; Washington s consideration. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 3, 319. 49, 251 

[1781] Higgenbottom, David. [Saratoga.] Intelligence brought 

[MAY 22] by : British troops at Ticonderoga and Crown 

Point; strength and position of regiments in 

Canada. A. D. of Schuyler. 2 pp. Enclosed 

in Schuyler to Washington, 1781, May 22. 

49, 256 



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1781 Pettit, Charles. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAY 22 [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Apologies for de 

lay in writing; settlement of small personal busi 
ness for Washington. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 249 
1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga. To [George] Wash- 

MAY22 ington [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Tardiness 

of States in supplying the Army; David Higgeii- 
bottom; British at Crown Point and Ticonderoga; 
few troops raised to defend the frontier; Ethan 
Allen s declaration to neither receive nor give 
assistance to New York. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered June 30. 49, 254 
Washington, George and Comte de Rochambeau. Weth 
ersfield Conference. Propositions of Rocham 
beau with Washington s replies, in parallel col 
umns: March of French army to the North 
River; removal of fleet to Boston; guard for 
works and stores at Rhode Island; attempt upon 
New York; appearance of British fleet and post 
ponement of concerted movements. D. S. 8 pp. 
Rochambeau s propositions are in handwriting 
of de Sibille, the replies in that of Washington. 
Endorsed by Washington: " Result of a Con 
ference . . . ." In Ford, 9, 251, with Rocham 
beau s proposals condensed. 

D. I, pt. 2, 159 

1781 [Washington, George.] Wethersfield. To Comte de Bar- 

MAY 23 ras [Newport]. Regret at not seeing him; result 

of the conference. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 171 

1781 [Washington, George.] Wethersfield. To Chevalier de 

MAY 23 La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. March of the French 

army; project against New York; need of Comte 
De Grasse s fleet. Auto draft. 2 pp. In Ford, 
9, 254. D. I, pt. 2, 157 

1781 [Washington, George.] Wethersfield. To Maj. Gen. [Ar- 

MAY23 thur] St. Clair [New Windsor]. British em 

barkation from New York. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 371 

1781 Stewart, Charles. Sussex Court House [New Jersey]. 

MAY 23 To [George Washington, Wethersfield, Connect 

icut]. Transportation of flour to New Windsor. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 260 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1841 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Forks of the James River [Virginia] 

MAY 23 To [George Washington, New Windsor]. Report 

of his proceedings in Virginia; small success in 
recruiting the Virginia line; difficulties in cloth 
ing, equipping and forwarding men to the South 
ward; interruptions caused by British invasions 
and preparations against Portsmouth; small ex 
pectation of raising men so long as British are 
in the State; strength of the Virginia Line with 
[Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; Steuben s ex 
pectation of being able to march South; arrange 
ments; need of interference of Congress to obtain 
cavalry horses. L. S. 6 pp. Answered June 
11. 49, 121 

1781 Bay ley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George 

MAY 24 Washington, en route to New Windsor. British 

block house on Masco [Mascoma River, New 

Hampshire] ; preparations for an attack on the 

frontier; price of bread in Canada. A. L. S. 1 p. 

49, 263 

1781 Bay ley, Jacob and Others. On the Connecticut River. 

MAY 24 To George Washington [en route to New Windsor]. 

Memorial on exposed state of the frontier and 
need of protection; expedition against Canada. 
D. S. by Bayley and twelve others. Enclosed in 
Hazen to Washington, 1781, June 18. 50, 100 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Before Ninety Six [South Carolina]. 

MAY 24 To the Board of War [Philadelphia]. Trans 

mits court-martial proceedings of Lt. [John] 
Townes; opinion on legality of the trial. Con 
temporary copy by Townes. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Townes to Washington, 1781, July 1. 50, 239 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Camp before Ninety Six [South Caro- 

MAY24 Una]. To Lt. [John] Townes [Philadelphia]. 

Sentiments regarding his court-martial are with 
the Board of War. Contemporary copy by 
Townes. Enclosed in Townes to Washington, 
1781, July 2. 50, 286 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Richmond. To [George] Wash- 

MAY24 ington [en route to New Windsor], Junction 

of Cornwallis with the force in Virginia at Peters 
burg; Lafayette s forced adoption of defensive 
tactics and move to Richmond; reports of 

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Cornwallis numbers and of arrival of British 
transports; Col. [Banastre] Tarleton s surprise of 
militia at Chesterfield ; British movement toward 
City Point; delay in arrival of [Brig.] Gen. 
[Anthony] Wayne s detachment; importance of 
caution of movement. A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed 
by Tilghman: "Acknowledged by the General 
himself" 49, 264 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Richmond [Virginia]. To 

MAY 24 [George Washington, en route to New Wind 

sor]. His situation and caution of movement 
necessary; delay in arrival of the Pennsyl- 
vanians; militia fear of British horse; need of 
cavalry and wish for Lauzun s legion; health of 
the troops; requests [Lt.] Col. [Jean Baptiste] 
Gouvion. A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 320. 49, 266 

1781 Scammell, Alexander. Clarkstown [New York]. To 

MAY 24 [George] Washington [en route to New Windsor]. 

Failure of the attempt against the Tory post at 

Fort Lee ; abandonment of fort but probability 

of their reestablishing themselves. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

49, 261 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Saratoga [New York]. To [Brig.] 

MAY 24 Gen. [James] Clinton [Albany]. Evidence of 

guilt of [David] Higgeiibottom; captured des 
patches to [loyalists] in Albany; "Col." [Ira] 
Allen s presence with a flag reported at Isle aux 
Noix. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Clinton to Washington, 17^81, May 30. 49, 320 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. [York, Pennsylvania]. Return of 

MAY 24 detachment of Pennsylvania Line commanded 

by him. Printed form filled out. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Wayne to Washington, 1781, May 26. 

49, 156 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. Appointment of 

MAY 25 [Lt. Col.] Richard Varick as Recording Secretary 

at Headquarters; duties, employment of clerks, 

salaries, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Varick. B. XIII, pt. 3, 373 

A second copy by Humphreys is in 51, 288. 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New Windsor. Instructions [to 

MAY 25 Lt. Col. Richard Varick, New Windsor]. Classi 

fication and arrangement of papers [at head- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1843 

quarters]; directions governing copying and 
filing. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of George 
Taylor, jr. B. XIII, pt. 3, 375 

A second copy by Varick is in 51, 28f>. 

1781 Heer, Bartholomew von. Reading [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAY 25 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Enlist 

ment of men in his troop; refusal of Pennsyl 
vania to pay the bounty-money; actions of the 
Legislature and Board of War; lack of horses; 
requests directions how to proceed. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered June 1. 49, 278 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Near Bottom s Creek. To 

MAY 25 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Friendship 

for Washington; letters from [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene; strange letters from [Maj.] 
Gen. [William] Phillips; reason for leaving the 
artillery; requests delay in sending Colonels; 
Lafayette s march; Phillips rage; lack of sup 
port ; reasons for his actions ; general ideas of his 
value to Greene ; dispositions made ; Lafayette s 
desires regarding the campaign; his wish for 
Washington to come southward. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered May 31. 48, 351 

1781 Varick, Richard. Albany. To [George] Washington 

MAY 25 [New Windsor]. Consultation with [Maj.] Gen. 

[Philip John] Schuyler and Governor [George] 
Clinton in obtaining proper persons to assist him 
[as Recording Secretary]; acceptance of the 
appointment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 274 

1781 Grier, D[avid]. York [Pennsylvania]. Return, of military 

MAY 26 stores left at York and now remaining there, 

sent to [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Wayne to Washington, 1781, 

May 26. 49, 157 

1781 Scammell, Alexander]. Clarkestown [New York]. To 

MAY26 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Refugee 

post on Bergen Point; [Capt. Jonathan] Law 
rence s desire for commission in the Sappers and 
Miners; suggests keeping a number of boats at 
Nyack. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 28. 

49, 296 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. York [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY26 Washington [New Windsor]. Transmitting re 

turns, courts-martial proceedings, etc.; restora- 



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tion of discipline; resignation of officers; Lafay 
ette s letter; news from the South. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered June 9. 49, 154 

1781 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George 

MAY 27 Washington, New Windsor]. Report of intended 

British incursion from Canada ; flag sent to Can- 
ada from Vermont. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
June 9. 49, 297 

1781 Collyer, Thomas Langley. Fishkill [New York]. To 

MAY 27 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Petition 

begging that his life be spared. A. D. S. 1 p. 

49, 67 

1781 Culper, Samuel. " 729 " [Setauket, Long Island]. To John 

"373fn" Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Hartford]. 

[MAY 27] Secret service arrangements ; capture of Pensa- 

cola by the Spaniards; countermand of orders 
for British troops to leave Long Island; diffi 
culty in surprising enemy at Kingsbridge ; num 
ber of troops at New York; death of [Maj.] Gen. 
[William] Phillips; succeeded by [Lt.] Gen. 
[James] Robertson. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Tallmadge to Washington, 1781, May 29. 49, 306 

[1781] "S. G." [Secret Service]. Position of various British and 

[MAY 27?] Hessian regiment about Kingsbridge, Long and 

Staten Islands; [Lt. Gen. James] Robertson to 
succeed to command in Virginia; expected for 
aging expedition from Kingsbridge; recall of 
Long Island troops ordered to New York. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Tallmadge to Wash 
ington, 1781, May 29. 49, 308 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Brig. Gen. 

MAY 28 James Clinton, Albany]. Stores for the North 

ward; fortifications [to be erected near Fort 
Herkimer]; need of troops at West Point; de 
signs of enemy on the frontier. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 381 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

MAY 28 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Perplexing ac 

counts from New York ; orders to be in readiness 
to move; intelligence desired. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Note by 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1845 

Humphreys: "June 4th Duplicate. The original 
taken in the last weeks mail" In Sparks, 8, 58. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 389 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen- 

MAY 28 [Louis Le Begue] Duportail [New Windsor]. De 

siring estimates of necessaries for an operation 
[against New York] ; officer to superintend forti 
fications to be erected at Fort Herkimer. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. In 
Sparks, 8, 57. B. XIII, pt. 3, 385 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 28 [Henry] Knox [New Windsor]. Desiring estimate 

of necessaries for an operation against New York; 
drawing supplies from Eastward; stores for 
Northward. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 381 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Alexan- 

MAY 28 der] Scammell, Clarkstown [New York]. Order 

ing him to take post between Peekskill and Crom- 
pond; Capt. [Jonathan] Lawrence s services. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. XIII, pt. 3, 393 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 28 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Prepara 

tions of squadron of Comte deBarras; Rocham- 
beau s delay in commencing his march. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered June 2. 49, 298 

1781 Scott, John Morin. Fishkill [New York]. Opinion on 

MAY 28 court-martial case of Thomas Langley Collier. 

A. D. S. 2 pp. 49, 68 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 29 [John] Sullivan [Philadelphia]. His suggestions 

[for an attempt on New York] and difficulties; 
supineness of States; appointment of Minis 
ters [of Departments]. Draft. 6 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 262. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 397 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAY 29 Washington [New Windsor]. Supplies of salt- 

beef, fish and rum in Connecticut; assurances 
from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New 
Hampshire; rum and clothing supplies; salt pro- 



1846 LIBRAKY OF CONGEESS 

vision at Springfield, Great Barrington and west 
ern Massachusetts; fluctuating state of the 
money. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered June 8. 

49, 314 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAY 29 Washington, New Windsor]. Departure of 

British ships to the eastward and their return. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 313 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. New Windsor. Memorandum of artillery 

MAY 29 supplies sent to Fort Schuyler. A. D. S. 1 p. 

49, 144 

1781 Ledyard, William. New London [Connecticut]. To [Comte 

MAY 29 de Rochambeau, Newport, Rhode Island]. Send 

ing back of horses collected by the British on 
Long Island; enemy s fleet sailing eastward; 
reported engagement of French and British 
fleets in the West Indies [Comte De Grasse s 
victory over Hood and Drake off Martinique]. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau to 
Washington, 1781, May 31. 49, 327 

1781 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 29 ton [New Windsor]. Expectation of capture of 

Pensacola; no news from the combined fleets. 

L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 8. 49, 316 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Hartford. To [George] Washing- 

MAY29 ton, New Windsor. Forwarding intelligence; 

unknown identity of "S. G." A. L. S. 1 p. Ac 
knowledged May 31. 49, 304 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Philip John] 

MAY 30 Schuyler [Albany]. Preparations of British [at 

Lake Champlain]; rumors of evacuation of New 

York; British in South Carolina and Virginia. 

Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 405 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. \Wi\- 

MAYSO Ham Stephens] Smith [Philadelphia]. His return 

to the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 409 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY 30 Windsor]. Obtaining British despatches through 

spies; [David] Higgenbottom s guilt; case of 

Thomas Reid; other suspects; small quantity of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1847 

supplies; weakness of force on the frontier; 
copies of the British despatches forwarded by 
Maj. [William] Popham. L. S. 3 pp. 49, 318 

1781 Ternant, J[ean Baptiste]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

MAY 30 Washington [New Windsor]. Chances of his ex 

change; requests orders. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered June 8. 49, 340 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Marquis de La- 

MAYSI fayette [Virginia]. Approving his conduct; re 

fusal to correspond with Arnold; British detach 
ment from New York; march of the Pennsylva- 
nians to his aid. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. Noted by Humphreys: 
" June 4th. Duplicate. The original supposed to 
have been taken in the last mail." In Sparks, 8, 
60. B. XIII, pt. 3, 411 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Marquis de La- 

MAYSI fayette, Virginia]. Result of the conference at 

Wethersfield; preparations for an attempt upon 

New York. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 8, 60. 

P. II, 379 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elisha] 

MAY 31 Sheldon [Hartford, Connecticut]. Orders to hold 

his corps in readiness to march; fitting out; 

horses. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 415 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Benja- 

MAYSI min] Tallmadge [Hartford]. Letter for Col. 

[Elisha] Sheldon. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 419 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Ville- 

MAYSI franche [New Windsor]. Orders to proceed to 

Albany. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 421 

1781 Council of War. (French) On board the Due de Bour- 

MAYSI gogne [Newport, Rhode Island]. Decision as to 

French fleet remaining at Rhode Island. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Original signed by Chev. 
Bernard de Marigny, Chacleau de La Clocheterie, 
Le Gardeur de Tilly, Le Mis. de Laval, De Lau- 
zun, Beville, [the two] Viomenils, La Villebrune, 
Chev. de Medine, Chev. de Lombard, La Gran- 



1848 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

diere, Destouches, Custine, Choisy, Chev. de Chas- 
tellux, Comte de Rochambeau and Barras. En 
closed in Rochambeau to Washington, 1781, 
May 31. 49, 329 

1781 Glover, John. Marblehead [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAY 31 Washington [New Windsor]. His health; news 

of a French fleet at Martinique. A. L. S. 1 p. 

49, 331 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

MAY 31 [George Washington, New Windsor]. News from 

Guadaloupe; council of war and decision of 
Comte de Barras; troops necessary for protection 
of the French fleet ; reasons for not going to Bos 
ton. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 4. 49, 325 
[1781] Anonymous. Intelligence from the frontier. British ex- 
[MAY] pectation of mutiny among the American troops; 

parties sent out; readiness of men in the [New 
Hampshire] Grants. 1 p. Enclosed in Schuyler 
to Washington, 1781, May 9. 49, 84 

1781 loring, Jotham. Boston. To [George] Washington [New 

MAY Windsor]. Refusal of his request for a new trial; 

his situation; new evidence obtained; pleads for 
retrial. L. S. 6 pp. Duplicate A. L. S. 8 pp. 
Aug. 15, 1781. Answered Aug. 24. 49, 336 

Duplicate, 49, 332. 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE l [Nathanael] Greene [Sanders Creek, South Caro 

lina]. Defeat at Camden; interview with Ro 
chambeau and decision to attempt New York; 
destination of a British detachment; reenforce- 
ments for Greene from Virginia and Maryland; 
[Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne s detachment. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, 9, 265. B. XIII, pt. 3, 425 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [Bar- 

JUNE l tholomew] von Heer [Reading, Pennsylvania]. 

His exertions to equip his corps; depreciation of 
pay and horses; value of the Marechausee service. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 441 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Baron von] 

JUNE 1 Kn3 r phausen [New York]. Complaint of treat 

ment accorded Hessian officers on visit to pris- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1849 

oners in Philadelphia; refusal to allow a surgeon 
to reside with Hessian prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. E. 415 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col.] Charles 

JUNE l Pettit, Philadelphia. Record books for tran 

scribing. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 431 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Oliver Phelps 

JUNE 1 [Boston]. His present of an ox; concern for beef 

supply of Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 435 

1781 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

JUNE l Washington [New Windsor]. Awaits impa 

tiently the arrival of the French fleet; regret at 
past delays; maintenance of confidence with 
Washington; will transmit Washington s letter 
to Comte De Grasse; grant of six million livres 
by the King [Louis XVI]; Russia s offer of 
mediation to England; necessity of exertions to 
drive enemy from America; news of De Grasse s 
victory at Martinique. L. S. 4 pp. (In 
French) Answered June 8. 49, 345 

Translation by Tilghman, 49, 348. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
3, 327. 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

JUNE l Pickering [Newburgh]. Vessels to transport six 

companies of Col. [Goose] Van Schaick s and Col. 

[Moses] Hazen s regiments to Albany. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. XIII, pt. 3, 429 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To [Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 2 Robert Howe, [New Windsor ?] Necessity of 

vigilance; desires report of conditions at West 

Point; dispositions for defense; cleanliness in 

barracks and works. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 445 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

JUNE 2 chambeau [Newport]. Report of British fleet 

movements; [Francis,] Lord Rawdon s sally 
against [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [at 
Ninety Six]; capture of Fort Watkins and the 
situation in the South. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 173 



1850 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Baldwin, Jeduthan. New Windsor. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 2 ington [New Windsor]. His services; requests 

leave to retire. A. L. S. 1 p. 49, 356 

1781 Duportail, L[ouis Le Begue]. New Windsor [New York]. 

JUNE 2 Return of what is necessary in the Engineer De 

partment for the proposed operation [against 
New York]. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1781 Ledyard, William. New London. To [Comte de] Rocham- 

JUNE 2 beau [Newport, Rhode Island]. Intelligence 

from Martinique ; encounter of French and Brit 
ish fleets and expedition against St. Lucia. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau to 
Washington, 1781, June 9. 50, 25 

1781 Sheldon, Elisha. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JUNE 2 Washington, New Windsor. Resolve of Connect 

icut to raise horses for Sheldon s dragoons; 
need of saddles, bridles, etc.; requests leather; 
clothing; requests instructions as to equipping. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 6. 49, 357 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

JUNE 3 chambeau [Newport]. Capture of letters by 

the enemy; junction of Lord Cornwallis and 
[Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold in Virginia. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 177 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt, Col. [Cal- 

JUNE 3 vin] Smith [West Point ?] Resolutions of Con 

gress respecting rank of officers who were prison 
ers of war and rank of [Capt. Mason] Wattles. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 447 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Camp between Rappahannock 

JUNE 3 and North Anna [Virginia]. To [George Wash 

ington, New Windsor]. Correspondence with 
[Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; disappoint 
ments; slowness and carelessness of militia; 
benefits to be derived from Washington s pres 
ence in Virginia; militia to be depended on. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 29. 49, 368 

1781 [Pray, John.] Nyack [New York]. To [George Washing- 

JUNE 3 ton, New Windsor]. Fleets sailed from New 

York; expectation in the city of being besieged. 

Extract of a letter. 1 p. 50, 160 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1851 

1781 Stafford, John R. West Point. Return of provisions in 

JUNE 3 the different works. Tabular statement. A. D. S 

1 p. Enclosed in Howe to Washington, 1781, 
June 5. 49, 387 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de 

JUNE 4 Barras, Newport]. Continuance of the French 

fleet at Newport. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 185 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt, [Ben- 

JUNE 4 jamin] Hicks [New Windsor]. Orders to appre 

hend Patrick Smith. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 451 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Marquis de 

JUNE 4 Lafayette [Virginia]. Intercepting the mail; 

caution against bringing on a general action. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. P. II, 385 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

juNE4 chambeau [Newport]. Continuance of the French 

fleet at Newport and the council of war thereon ; 
aid to the South by demonstration against New 
York. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 268. D. I, pt, 2, 181 
1781 Culper, Samuel. "729" [Setauket, Rhode Island]. To 

"336-i" John Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Weth- 

[JUNE 4] ersfield, Connecticut]. Movements of British 

fleet; alarm caused by French fleet in the West 
Indies; tory outrages on Long Island; fears of 
safety and necessity of ceasing to send intelli 
gence. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Tallmadge 
to Washington, 1781, June 6. 49, 392 

1781 Valnais, - - de. Boston. To Comte de Rochambeau 

JUNE 4 [Newport, Rhode Island]. His arrival at Boston; 

news of Comte De Grasse ; encounter with Brit 
ish fleet off Martinique and expedition against 
St. Lucia. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) En 
closed in Rochambeau to Washington, 1781, 
June 9. 50, 27 

1781 [Washington, George], New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

J UNE 5 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Reenforcement for 

the North; concentration of troops on the fron 
tier. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. In Sparks, 8, 67. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 453 



1852 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Cadwalader, John. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George 

JUNE 5 Washington, New Windsor]. Useless to repeat 

the causes of the present deplorable situation; 
relaxation of people on completion of treaty with 
France; need of money; efforts of the legislature; 
lack of arms and ammunition; war in the South 
and Great Britain s intentions; need of Washing 
ton s presence. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 329. 49, 384 

1781 Edwards, Timothy. Stockbridge [Massachusetts]. To 

JUNE 5 Brig. [Gen. John] Paterson [West Point]. Pleads 

for pardon of William King. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Paterson to Washington, 1781, 
June 7. 50, 12 

1781 Hollister, J . Stockbridge [Massachusetts]. To 

JUNE 5 [Brig.] Gen. [John] Paterson [West Point]. Re 

quests pardon for William King; personal mat 
ters. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Paterson to 
Washington, 1781, June 7. 50, 14 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George] Washington, 

JUNE 5 New Windsor. Returns of provisions at West 

Point; stoppage of work on fortifications for 
want of nails. L. S. 1 p. 49, 386 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To Lt. Col. [David] 

JUNE 5 Humphreys [New Windsor]. Tents on hand; 

duck for making others; prospects of Massachu 
setts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Con 
necticut supplying tents to their troops. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 49, 377 

[1781] [Pickering, Timothy.] Newburgh. Return of tents in 

[JUNE 5] the Army May 23, 1781. Tabular statement. 

1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 49, 379 

1781 Pickering, Tfimothy]. Newburgh. Return of tents and 

JUNE 5 knapsacks prepared and preparing for the cam 

paign of 1781. Tabular statement. 1 p. with 
auto, signed memo. Enclosed in Pickering to 
Humphreys, 1781, June 5. 49, 380 

1781 Walker, William. Stockbridge [Massachusetts]. To Brig. 

JUNE 5 Gen. [John] Paterson, West Point. Pleads for 

pardon of William King. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Paterson to Washington, 1781, June 7. 

50, 13 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Lt. Col. 

JUNE 6 [Edward] Antill [Fishkill]. Orders to proceed 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1853 

with [2d Canadian] regiment to Albany. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 461 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col. Elisha 

JUNE 6 Sheldon, Hartford]. Equipping his corps; 

leather for saddles and shoes; pistols and 

swords; breeches and stable jackets. Draft. 

4 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 457 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

JUNE 6 [George] Washington, New Windsor. Intelli 

gence of British fleet forwarded to Comte de 
Barras. A. L. S. 2 pp. 49, 390 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Col. Theod- 

JUNE 7 orick Bland, Philadelphia]. Need of reenforce- 

ment for South; Pennsylvania, Delaware and 
Maryland troops ordered to Virginia. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 465 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 7 [New Windsor]. Requests pardon for [William] 

King. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 15 

1781 Paterson, John. West Point. To [George] Washington, 

JUNE 7 New Windsor. Circumstances respecting deser 

tion of [William] King. A. L. S. 1 p. 50, 10 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

JUNE 7 Pickering [Newburgh]. Getting the boats in 

readiness; transportation of arms and accoutre 
ments to the Southward. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 471 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

JUNE 7 Rochambeau [Newport]. Naval news from the 

West Indies; British advance in Virginia. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. D. I, pt. 2, 189 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elisha] 

JUNE 7 Sheldon [Hartford]. Orders to march his corps 

to the Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 467 

1781 Hand, Edward. New Windsor. Return of recruits from 

J UNE 7 the several States from Jan. 1 to June 1. Tabu 

lar statement. D. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 10, 137 



1854 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [New Windsor.] Force it is pre- 
JUNE 8 sumed may be drawn into the field for actual 

service. Tabular statement. A. D. 1 p. 

M. 1, 313 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 8 [George Rogers] Clark [Fort Pitt]. Refusal of his 

request for troops for expedition against Detroit; 
militia available. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 483 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 8 [William] Heath [Boston]. Urging unremitting 

importunity to obtain aid from the legislatures; 
salt provisions, rum and clothing; beef cattle; 
clothing from Spain and transportation of same. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt, 3, 475 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 
JUNE 8 [Robert] Howe, West Point. Pardon of 
[William] King, under sentence of death and 
orders respecting other prisoners. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 477 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 8 [Henry] Knox [New Windsor]. Ammunition 

request from New Jersey and quantity to be 
expected from the Eastward; platform planks. 
Drafts. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 479 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier de 
JUNE 8 La Luzerne [Philadelphia]. His expected visit 
[to camp]; [Robert] Morris s appointment as 
Superintendent of Finance. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 191 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Don Francisco 

JUNE 8 Rendon [Philadelphia]. Success of Spaniards at 

Pensacola. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 193 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [William] 

JUNE 8 Shepard [Springfield]. Improper discharges and 

mustering impositions. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 485 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1855 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Lt. Col. [Jean 

JUNE 8 Baptiste] Ternant [Philadelphia]. His desire for 

employment on being exchanged; need of his 

services in Armand s corps. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIII, pt. 3, 487 

1781 Council of War. (French) On board the Neptune [New- 

JUNE 8 port, Rhode Island]. Assembling of council in 

compliance with Washington s request; further 
consideration of Boston and Newport as stations 
for the fleet. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. The 
original was signed by: Chev. Bernard de Ma- 
rigny, Chadeau de la Clochetterie, Gardeur de 
Tilly, de Laval, de Lauzun, Beville, the two 
Viomenils, Villabrune, Chev. de Medine, Chev. de 
Lombard, de la Grandiere, Destouches, Custine, 
Choisy, Comte de Rochambeau and Barras. 
" Certifie conforme a L original par nous major 
de L escadre de Granchain." (In French) En 
closed in Barras to Washington, 1781, June 14. 

50, 33 

1781 Pettit, Charles. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

JUNE 8 New Windsor. Blank books and payment for 

same. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 11. 

50, 17 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Newburgh. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 8 ington [New Windsor]. Forwarding of military 

stores to Trenton ; need of money ; langour among 
artificers; their lack of pay and clothing; need 
of tar for boats at Wapping Creek. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 50, 19 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 8 ton [New Windsor]. Reported arrival of troops 

at Halifax; sending forward intercepted letters; 
scouting party sent to Ticonderoga and Crown 
Point ; chagrin of tories ; ideas respecting carrying 
of the war into the South by the enemy and 
evacuation of New York; flour obtained for 
Washington; directions for same should be sent 
to Jacob Cuyler; need of rum for Indians. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Endorsed by Tilghman: 
"Ansd. by letter of 16th to Mr. Jacob Cuyler." 

50, 21 



1856 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 9 [Jacob] Bayley [Newbury, New Hampshire]. 

Pay and clothing for the St. Francois Indians; 
deserters from the enemy; New York and Ver 
mont. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 491 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 9 [Jacob] Bayley [Newbury, New Hampshire]. 

Lewis Vincent s importunity for a commission. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 

bull, jr. B. XIII, pt. 3, 493 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 9 [Anthony] Wayne [Virginia]. Size of his de 

tachment; suppression of mutiny; resignation of 
officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIII, pt. 3, 489 

1781 Barras, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George 

JUNE 9 Washington, New Windsor]. The second coun 

cil of war; additional reasons for prefering New 
port to Boston as a station for the [French] 
fleet. L. S. 2 pp. (In French) Answered 
June 13. 50, 29 

Translation by Tilghman, 50, 28. 

1781 Board of Inspection. West Point. Report on damaged 

JUNE 9 provisions. D. S. by J[ames] Keith, T[homas] 

Hartshorn, A[braham] Williams, Daniel Lee, 

Zibeon Hooker. 1 p. Enclosed in Howe to 

Washington, 1781, June 11. 50, 49 

1781 Chastellux, Chevalier de. Newport [Rhode Island], To 

JUNE 9 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Explana 

tion of his position respecting the council of war 
[of May 31]; position of the French fleet; arrival 
of money from France. A. L. S. 3 pp. 49, 370 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Before Ninety Six [South Carolina]. 

JUNE 9 To [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Has 

requested Congress to transmit Washington 

copies of his letters. A. L. S. 1 p. 50, 134 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

JUNE 9 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Conclu 

sions of a second council of war; intention of 
setting off for Providence and probable short 
delay there; documents previously forwarded; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1857 

arrival of [French] convoy at Boston; confirma 
tion of the attack on St. Lucia. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered June 13. 50, 23 

1781 [Washington, George.] New "Windsor To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 10 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Reenforcements sent 

north to be held in readiness to return; salt beef 
ordered to him; carefulness of issue necessary. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 495 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

JUNE 10 Pickering [Newburgh]. Platform plank; engi 

neer needs; preparation of boats and returns 
desired. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIII, pt. 3, 497 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Brook s Bridge [Virginia]. To 

JUNE 10 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Col. [Jo 

seph] Vose s change of mind and resultant disap 
pointment of Col. [Benjamin] Tupper in obtain 
ing a command. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
July 13. 49, 343 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 11 [Robert] Howe [West Point]. Blunderbusses and 

swivels for Capt. [John] Pray; requests Howe s 
presence at headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 1 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George] Washington, 

JUNE 11 New Windsor. Report of board appointed to in 

spect damaged provisions; state of ammunition 
magazine at Stony Point; Capt. [John] Pray s 
request for swivels and blunderbusses for his 
boats. L. S. 3pp. Answered June 1 1 . 50,47 

1781 Waterbnry, David. Stamford [Connecticut]. To [Maj.] 

JUNE 11 Gen. [Robert] Howe [West Point]. Intelligence 

of intended foray of British on Stamford and to 
destroy the whale-boats; requests aid. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Howe to Washington, 1781, 
June 12. 50, 57 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Daniel] 

JUNE 12 Brodhead [Philadelphia]. Measures to be taken 

respecting his coming trial. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 5 
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1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Alexander 

JUNE 12 Fowler, Fort Pitt. Order to arrange statement of 

charges and accusations against Col. [Daniel] 
Brodhead. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jona 
than Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 7 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Alex- 

JUNE 12 ander] Scammell [Dobbs Ferry]. Rank of [Lt.] 

Col. [George] Reid and date of his commission. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 3 

1781 Board of General Officers. New Windsor. On plan of 

JUNE 12 operation concerted with Comte Rochambeau ; 

economy in .provision matters ; queries on pro 
vision and baking matters, position and encamp 
ment of Army. Members: The Commander in 
chief; Maj. Genls. Stirling, Howe, Parsons, 
McDougall; Brig. Genls. Knox, Paterson, Hand, 
Huntington and Duportail. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. F. 111,17 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George Washington, 

JUNE 12 New Windsor]. Transmits letter [of Brig. Gen. 

David Waterbury] and requests directions. L. S. 

1 p. 50, 56 

1781 P[ettit,] C[harles]. Philadelphia. To the President of 

JUNE 12 Congress [Philadelphia]. Rearrangement of the 

Quartermaster General s Department and resig 
nation of Pettit as Assistant Quartermaster 
General; settlement of his accounts. Contem 
porary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Pettit to Wash 
ington, 1781, June 23. 50, 155 

1781 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 12 ton [New Windsor]. Capture of Pensacola by 

the Spaniards. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 21. 

50, 54 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

JUNE 12 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Letter 

from Comte de Grasse; the proposed attack on 
New York; Rochambeau s suggestion that De 
Grasse visit the Chesapeake Bay before coming 
to New York. L. S. 3 pp. Partly in cipher 
with translation in Washington s handwriting. 
Answered June 13. 50, 50 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1859 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de 

JUNE 13 Barras [Newport]. Council of war on detaining 

the French fleet at Newport; arrival of convoy. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 203 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Chevalier de 

JUNE 13 Chastellux [Newport, Rhode Island]. His dis 

agreement with opinion of the Board of War as 
to continuing the French fleet at Rhode Island. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In Ford, 9, 270, 
note. P. II, 401 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 13 [William] Heath [Boston]. Necessity of urging 

transportation of supplies to Army; requests 
attention to recruiting, urging States to com 
plete their battalions; militia; clothing from 
Spain. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 9 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 13 [Robert] Howe [West Point]. Orders to remove 

cattle and boats [from near the enemy s lines]; 

Col. [Alexander] Scammell to advance. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 11 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 13 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Boston]. Requesting him to 

join the Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 13 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Chevalier de 

J UNE 13 La Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Approach of fleet 

of Comte De Grasse ; request for land reenforce- 

ment also. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. In Sparks, 8, 78. 

D. I, pt. 2, 195 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Comte de 

JUNE 13 Rochambeau, Newport]. Approach of French 

convoy; detention of French fleet at Rhode 
Island; British in Virginia; need that troops 
should be brought with Comte De Grasse; 
possible object of the campaign. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 
9, 280. D. I, pt. 2, 199 



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1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 13 [David] Watcrbury, Stamford [Connecticut]. 

Orders to remove boats and cattle [from near the 
enemy s lines]; cooperation with Col. [Alex 
ander] ScammelFs detachment; state of Water- 
bury s force. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 15 

1781 Sheldon, Elisha. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JUNE 13 Washington, New Windsor. March of his regi 

ment according to orders ; accoutrements, cloth 
ing, etc. ; efforts to obtain horses and furniture. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 157 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord] and Others. New 

JUNE 13 Windsor. Report of General Officers on the 

several matters referred to them at the Board of 
General Officers of June 12. D. S. by all members 
of that Board except Washington. 6 pp. In 
handwriting of Huntington. F. Ill, 21 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

JUNE 14 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Suspiciousness 

of his intelligence of intended evacuation of New 
York; [John] Adam s court-martial; Dayton s 
request for clothing. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 17 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JUNE 14 liam] Heath [Boston]. Call to States to furnish 

militia and levies; supply of beef cattle ; British 
in Virginia and [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene 
in South Carolina; evacuation of Camden by 
[Francis,] Lord Rawdon and capture of Orange- 
burg, Fort Mott, Fort Granby and siege of 
Augusta and Ninety Six. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 21 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Abraham Skin- 

JUNE 14 ner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. British propo 

sitions respecting [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne, the 
Cedars and Charleston prisoners; British reten 
tion of prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 19 

1781 Barras, [Comte de]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

JUNE 14 Washington [New Windsor]. Transmitting pro 

ceedings of the second council of war. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered June 19. 50, 65 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOBGE WASHINGTON 1861 

1781 Empie, William. Schenectady [New York], Examination 

JUNE 14 of: Questions and answers as to British troops. 

Hewit, Randall. Examination of: Questions and an 
swers respecting the enemy. 

Examinations made before Abraham Wempel. 
Contemporary copy. 5 pp. Enclosed in Clinton 
to Washington, 1781, June 15. 49, 365 

1781 Irvine, William. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 14 [New Windsor]. Efforts before the Legislature to 

raise men; inadequate measure proposed; vol 
unteers in York and Cumberland [counties]; 
small prospect of obtaining militia under present 
system. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 23. 

50, 74 

1781 Pennsylvania, Legislature An Act for recruiting the Penn- 

JUNE 14 sylvania Line. Printed for public consideration. 

Postscript to the Pennsylvania Packet [of June 
16, 1781, vol. X, No. 743]. Broadside. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Irvine to Washington, 1781, June 
14. 50, 76 

1781 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 14 ton [New Windsor]. Presenting a box of fruit, 

etc. from Havana. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 

13. 50, 62 

[1781] [Rendon, Francisco.] [Philadelphia.] Memorandum of ar- 

[JUNE 14] tides in a box sent to General Washington. 1 p. 

Enclosed in preceding entry. 50, 61 

1781 Waterbury, David. Stamford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JUNE 14 Washington [New Windsor], Returns of troops 

under his command ; foray of British in New York 

State [Westchester county]. L. S. 1 p. 50, 64 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

JUNE 15 Windsor]. Safe removal of stores from Fort 

Schuyler and demolition of the works; difficulty 
in erecting fortifications at the German Flats; 
troops and their positions on the frontier; re 
ported strength of the enemy at Crown Point; 
disordeiiiness and mutinous character of Hazen s 
[2d Canadian] regiment; state of flour and beef 
supplies; provision issues to wives and children 
of soldiers and Canadian Refugees; advisability 
of leaving the troops in the North as long as possi 
ble ; requests to be called to the front when oo- 



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erations commence against the enemy ; march of 
Hazen s regiment for its station. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 335. 

49, 362 

Clinton s draft Is among the Clinton papers in the Library of Congress. 

1781 Mortier, Mrs. [Abraham?] New York. To Mrs. [Martha] 

JUNE 15 Washington [New Windsor]. Keport of her ill 

ness; articles sent by flag of truce. A. L. S. in 
3d person. 1 p. 50, 78 

[1781] [Mortier, Mrs. Abraham?] [New York.] List of articles 

[JUNE 15] [sent Mrs. Martha Washington]. 1 p. Enclosed 

in preceding entry. 50, 80 

1781 Rochambeau, [Comte de] Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

JUNE 15 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Arrival of 

recruits from the convoy at Boston; commence 
ment of march of the French Army to the North 
River. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 77 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 16 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Need of all Conti 

nental troops in movement against New York; 
orders necessary arrangements. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 27 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Jacob Cuyler, 

JUNE 16 Albany. Request to deliver flour to Brig. Gen. 

[James] Clinton. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 29 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord] Brewster s, near New 

JUNE 16 Windsor. To [George] Washington [New Wind 

sor]. Some thoughts on proposed operations for 
campaign of 1781. A. L. S. 5pp. F. 111,29 

Warner, Seth. Bennington [Vermont]. To [George] 
Washington [New Windsor]. Intelligence from 
Canada; case of Capt. Simeon Smith and other 
prisoners; Warner s health and settlement of his 
accounts. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 73 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 17 [Louis Le Begue] Duportail [New Windsor]. 

Assignment of Engineers and Sappers & Miners 
in arrangement of Army ; selection of site for en 
campment. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt, 1, 31 



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[Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. Hunt, 
Fredericksburg [New York]. Requests him to 
report at headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 33 

[Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 
chambeau [Newport]. Successes of Maj. Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene; suggesting naval blockade 
of the Chesapeake by Comte de Barras. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 205 

S. G. [Secret Service.] [New York.] To [Maj.] B[enjamin] 
T[allmadge, Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Ar 
rival of [Vice Adml. Marriot] Arbuthnot and 
[Brig. Gen. Benedict] Arnold at New York; prep 
aration for a foray from Kingsbridge; sailing 
of fleet of transports; ships in Huntington Bay. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 50, 89 

Brewster, Caleb. Fan-field [Connecticut]. To [Brig.] Gen. 
[David] Waterbury [Stamford, Connecticut]. 
Expedition from Kingsbridge planned against 
him; arrival of [Brig.] Gen. [Benedict] Arnold at 
New York; withdrawal of troops from Lloyd s 
Neck. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Howe to 
Washington, 1781, June 20. 50, 118, 

Hazen, Moses. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[New Windsor]. Transmitting a memorial [of 
Col. Jacob Bayley and others]; impatience at 
enforced delay in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 1 p. 

50, 99 

Heath, William. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 
Washington [New Windsor]. Disposition of New 
England States to afford aid; Massachusetts 
measure to supply beef for the campaign; rum; 
clothing; forwarding the clothing supply from 
Spain; heavy expenses; convention to meet at 
Providence to establish system for a regular 
supply for the campaign; success of the French 
in the West Indies [Comte De Grasse s vic 
tory at Martinique]. A. L. S. 4pp. Answered 
July 8. 50, 93 

Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George] Washington 
[New Windsor]. British encamped at East 
Chester. L. S. 1 p. 50, 95 



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1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Allen s Creek, 22 miles from 

JUNE 18 Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] Washington 

[New Windsor]. Letters intercepted by the 
enemy; feeling of the people against Baron 
Steuben; his position, numbers and difficulties; 
his abandonment of position; confidential nature 
of the preceding; number of troops possible to 
concentrate; arrival of British ships at New 
York. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered July 13. 

50, 59 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Comte [de] 

JUNE 19 B arras [Newport]. Intelligence of British reen- 

forcements. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 211 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

JUNE 19 chambeau [Newport]. March of the French [to 

ward the North River]; British at East Chester; 
report of reenforcements sailing from Cork. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan 
Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 207 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Philip John] 

JUNE 19 Schuyler [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Need of 

boats and Schuyler s offer. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 35 

1781 Clark & Nightingale. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

JUNE 19 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Forward 

ing a Cheshire cheese captured from enemy. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 14. 50, 102 

1781 Summers, Peter. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 19 [New Windsor] Resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered July 9. 50, 97 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

JUNE 19 Comte de Rochambeau [Windham, Connecticut]. 

Enemy calling in outposts. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered June 24. 11, 256 

1781 Waterbury, David. Stamford [Connecticut]. To Col. 

JUNE 19 [Alexander] Scammell [Dobbs Ferry, New York]. 

British intentions against Waterbury s post; need 

of assistance. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Howe 

to Washington, 1781, June 20. 50, 122 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 20 [William] Heath [West Point]. Invalid corps 



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1865 



ordered to West Point; the companies at Boston 
to march; clothing, etc.; right wing of Army 
reserved for Heath. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1 , 39 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. Seth 

JUNE 20 Warner [Bennington ? Vermont]. Inability to 

effect an exchange of the prisoners in Canada. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 

bull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 43 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To the Officer 

JUNE 20 Commanding the detachment of Invalids at 

Boston. Orders to march his detachment to 

West Point. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 45 

1781 Beatty, Erkurius. Philadelphia. Certificate that Lt. 

JUNE 20 Peter Summers is not indebted to the 4th Penn 

sylvania Regiment. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Summers to Washington, 1781, June 19. 50, 98 

1781 Continental Congress, Resolve. Permitting Col. Charles 

JUNE 20 Pettit to resign as Assistant Quartermaster 

General and abolishing that office. Contem 
porary copy on verso of last page of Pettit to 
the President of Congress 1781, June 12. 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Little River near Ninety Six [South 

JUNE 20 Carolina]. To the President of Congress [Phila 

delphia]. British reenforcement at Charleston 
and their advance; failure of Maj. Gen. [Thomas] 
Sumter to carry out orders ; difficulty in drawing 
out the militia; storming of Ninety-Six and 
abandonment of the siege ; bravery of the troops ; 
losses; disaffected; general situation; need of 
cavalry. Contemporary copy by Greene. 13 pp. 
Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, 
June 22. 50, 135 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 20 [New Windsor]. Measures taken by Col. [Alex 

ander] Scammell in consequence of [Brig. Gen. 
David] Waterbury s information. L. S. 2 pp. 

50, 117 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Windham [Connecticut]. To 

JUNE 20 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Delay of 

march caused by ox-teams and weak horses; 



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despatches sent Comte De Grasse; Comte de 
Ban-as lack of seamen; [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene s success. L. S. 3 pp. 50, 105 

1781 Scammell, Alexander. [Dobbs Ferry, New York]. To 

JUNE 20 Maj. Gen. [Robert] Howe, West Point. Measures 

taken to receive the enemy; orders to Capt. 

[Jeremiah] Fogg. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

. Howe to Washington, 1781, June 20. 50, 120 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To 

JUNE 20 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Construc 

tion of batteaux at Albany on his private credit. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered June 30. 50, 113 

1781 Williams, O[tho] H[olland]. [Little River near Ninety 

JUNE 20 Six.] Return of killed, wounded and missing at 

siege of Ninety Six. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, 

June 22. 50, 144 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

JUNE 21 ert] Howe [West Point]. Approval of his dispo 

sitions to prevent surprise. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 55 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. [Rob- 

JUNE 21 ert] Howe [West Point]. Orders for treatment to 

be accorded a flag. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 51 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 21 [Alexander] McDougall [Fishkill]. Command of 

West Point assigned to him. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 49 

1781 Washington, [George.] New Windsor. To Mrs. [Abra- 

JuNE21 ham?] Mortier [New York]. Return of articles 

sent Mrs. [Martha] Washington; appreciation of 
her kindness. Draft in 3d person. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 50, 81 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To Col. [Lewis] 

JUNE 21 Nicola [Philadelphia]. Orders to march the In 

valids to West Point; importance of the duty. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 57 



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1867 



1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Don Francisco 

JUNE 21 Rendon [Philadelphia]. Spanish success at Pen- 

sacola. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 215 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Abraham Skin- 

JUNE 21 ner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Permission 

for Lt. Col. [John] Hill to go into New York. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Cobb. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 61 

1781 Barras, [Comte] de. Newport [Rhode Island]. To [Comte 

JUNE 21 de Rochambeau, near Hartford]. Arrival of con 

voy at Boston; the sick; complaint against pri 
vateers taking French seamen; great number of 
men lacking in the fleet ; report of a fleet to the 
southward of Long Island ; desire to be useful to 
America. Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed 
in Rochambeau to Washington, 1781, June 23. 

50, 149 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [New 

JUNE 21 Windsor]. Work on fortification at German 

Flats; readiness of troops to move to West Point. 

L. S. 2 pp. 50, 126 

1781 Continental Congress, President. Philadelphia. To Col. 

JUNE 21 [Charles] Pettit [Philadelphia]. Transmitting re 

solve accepting his resignation as Assistant 
Quartermaster General. Contemporary copy. 
Original signed by Samuel Huntington . On verso 
of last page of Pettit to the President of Congress, 
1781, June 12. 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George Washington, 

JUNE 21 New Windsor]. British troops under marching 

orders; flag from the enemy. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 128 

1781 Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts]. To 

JUNE 21 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Move 

ment of business in the [Mustering] Department ; 
forwarding stores to West Point. L. S. 1 p. 

50, 123 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. ToMaj. Gen. [Rob- 

JUNE 22 ert] Howe [West Point]. Artificers to continue at 

West Point. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Cobb. B. XIV, pt. 1, 63 



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1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt-lt. [Ja- 

JUNE 22 cob] Kemper [New Windsor]. Orders to obtain 

oil in Sussex County. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 67 
1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 
JUNE 22 [Alexander] McDougall [Fishkill]. General direc 
tions for management of West Point. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Cobb. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 65 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Bush River [South Carolina]. To 

JUNE 22 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Wish to 

oblige Maj. [William] Macpherson; advantage of 
an attempt against Lord Cornwallis in Virginia 
over besieging New York or Charleston; necessity 
of cavalry in the South; necessity of a draft to 
obtain troops. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered July 
30. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 341. 

50, 132 

1781 Howe, Robert. West Point. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 22 [New Windsor]. Retention of artificers on ac 

count of state of the works; stoppage of British 
flag at Stony Point, L. S. 2 pp. 50, 144 

1781 Hyrne, Edmund M. and James Fraser. Charleston [South 

JUNE 22 Carolina]. Exchange cartel giving public notice 

of exchange of all militia prisoners. Broadside. 

1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, 
July 28. 51, 97 

1781 Johnson, Jacob. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To George 

JUNE 22 Washington [New Windsor]. Insisting on neces 

sity of a chaplain at Wyoming. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

50, 146 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 23 [William] Irvine [Philadelphia]. Disappointing 

prospects of filling his brigade; command for him 

in the field. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. In Sparks, 8, 80. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 71 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Thomas Lowry, 

JUNE 23 Flemington [New Jersey]. Transportation of 

flour to North River; need of a supply. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 73 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 23 [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. St. Clair s 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1869 

exertions; repair [of arms]; Lord Cornwallis s 
operations in Virginia; St. Glair s taking the field; 
movement of Army. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 69 

1781 Chastellux, Marquis de. Boston. To [George Washing- 

JUNE 23 ton, New Windsor]. Zeal for Washington and 

the country; spirit In the [French] Navy. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 50, 163 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Bush River [South Carolina]. To 

JUNE 23 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Wish to 

merit Washington s approbation; advantage to 
North Carolina and Virginia from Greene s 
movements; fears for Marquis [de Lafayette]; 
lack of reenforcement. A. L. S. 4pp. 50,160 

1781 Pettit, Charles. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 23 [New Windsor]. Explaining his resignation as 

Assistant Quartermaster General. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered July 9. 50, 154 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

JUNE 23 [George Washington, New Windsor]. Halt to 

refresh horses and oxen; requests orders for his 
march toward the North River; reported British 
reenforcement from Europe; Rochambeau s line 
of march; correspondence with Comte de Barras. 
L. S. 4 pp. Answered June 27. 50, 148 

1781 [Rochambeau, Comte de.] Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

JUNE 23 [Comte de Barras, Newport, Rhode Island]. 

Reported arrival of 4000 British troops in the 
Chesapeake Bay; loan of 400 men to Barras; 
cannon ; invalids to be sent to Providence ; sugges 
tions for posting militia at Newport, Pa[w]tuxet 
and Providence. Contemporary translation. 3 
pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau to Washington, 
1781, June 23. 50, 152 

1781 [Washington, George]. New Windsor. To Comte [de] 

JUNE 24 Barras [Newport]. False intelligence of British 

fleet at Chesapeake Bay. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of David Cobb. D. I, pt. 2, 219 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Charles Pet- 

24 tit, Philadelphia. Blank-books. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

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1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Comte de Ro- 

JUNB 24 chambeau [Newport]. March of the French 

Army toward the North River; false intelligence 
of British reenforcement. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In 
Sparks, 8, 81. D. I, pt. 2, 217 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Maj. [Benja- 

JUNE 24 rnin] Tallmadge [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. 

Desiring knowledge of Comte de Rochambeau s 
march to Peekskill. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 75 

1781 Barras, [Comte de] Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George 

JUNE 24 Washington, Peekskill]. Thanks for intelligence 

of British reenforcements. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered July 11 50, 167 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Roxbury [Massachusetts] To [George] 

JUNE 24 Washington [New Windsor]. Exertions of the 

towns to fill the battalions; militia [for Rhode 
Island]; fresh beef supply from Rhode Island; 
rum in Rhode Island and Connecticut; clothing. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered July 8. 50, 170 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Mattapony River [Virginia]. To 

JUNE 24 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Intelli 

gence from [Maj.] Gen. Nathanael Greene; La 
fayette s strength; difficulty in obtaining the 
Maryland levies; evacuation of Portsmouth; 
exposed position of British ships in York River; 
fortifications at Gloucester; confidence of the 
enemy and his lack of knowledge of Comte de 
Grasse; [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne s move 
ments; place of rendezvous; despatches sent to 
de Grasse; cannon and stores necessary to be 
brought from the north; advantage of hurrying 
Lauzun s legion to Virginia; necessity of sending 
intelligent commissaries to manage the subsist 
ence; secrecy maintained; need of hard money; 
Cornwallis strength. A. L. S. 8 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 342. 51, 324. 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington, 

JUNE 24 New Windsor. Measure adopted by Legislature 

to raise men; lack of clothing and camp equi 
page; reports of position of Cornwallis and the 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1871 

Marquis [de Lafayette] ; [Robert] Morris offer to 
obtain supplies. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 
10. 50, 168 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 25 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Replacing Continen 

tal troops to Northward by militia under com 
mand of [Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark and Col. 
[Marinus] Willett. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 79 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 25 [John] Fellows [Berkshire, Massachusetts], New 

Hampshire militia at Albany to replace Conti 
nental troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 85 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. New Windsor. To Col. [Timothy] 

JUNE 25 Pickering [Camp]. Need of horses. Auto, draft 

signed. 2 pp. P. II, 407 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 25 [John] Stark [Derryfield, New Hampshire]. Or 

ders to take command at Saratoga, raise militia 
and protect the frontier. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. In Sparks, 8, 82. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 81 

1781 Washington, George. New Windsor. To [Garret H.] Van 

JUNE 25 Wagenen, Fishkill. Orders to send prisoners of 

war to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 87 

1781 Dayton, Elias. [Chatham, New Jersey.] To [Geo/ge] 

[JUNE 25?] Washington [New Windsor]. Landing of enemy 

at Middletown Point ; their position near Mon- 
mouth; British defense of New York; promo 
tion of Col. [Moses] Hazen; Dayton s feelings. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 28. 115, 81 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To 

JUNE 25 [George] Washington [Peekskill]. Prospects of 

having batteaux built; requests Washington to 
urge Congress to provide payment; boards, nails, 
etc.; need of communication with [Brig.] Gen. 
[John] Stark on procuring of supplies. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered June 30. 50, 175 



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Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 
[George] Washington [Peekskill]. Comte de Ro- 
chambeau s march; difficulties in equipping 
dragoons; prospects; horses. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

50, 172 

Villefranche, Chevalier de. [Fort Herkimer, New York.] 
Journal. Contemporary copy by Villefranche. 
1 p. Enclosed in Villefranche to Washington, 
1781, July 6. 50, 282 

Willis, Henry. Near King s Ferry [New York]. To 
[George] Washington [Peekskill]. Retirement of 
British ships down the river; destruction of 
houses at Gloucester Dock. A. L. S. 1 p. 

50, 174 

Commissioners from the New England States. Providence 
[Rhode Island]. Proceedings of a Convention to 
adopt a method of supplying beef regularly to the 
Army. Commissioners: Justin Ely and Oliver 
Phelps from Massachusetts; Jabez Bowen from 
Rhode Island; Col. Henry Champion from Con 
necticut. Measures adopted and quotas agreed 
upon. Contemporary copy by Heath. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, July 4. 

50, 264 

Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 
Washington [Peekskill]. British foray in Mon- 
mouth [County]; [Vice Adml. Marriot] Arbuth- 
not s fleet at Sandy Hook; New York s expecta 
tion of a siege; Capt. [John] Scudder s laxity as 
to flags at Elizabethtown. L. S. 1 p. 50, 181 

Nicola, Lewis. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[Peekskill]. Difficulties and delays in commenc 
ing his march ; slowness of militia in turning out ; 
apprehension of delay in obtaining wagons at 
Trenton. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 178 

Nicola, Lewis. Philadelphia. State of Invalid Regiment 
at Philadelphia. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in preceding entry. 50, 180 

Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Peekskill [New York]. To 
[George] Washington [New Windsor]. Refusal 
of Connecticut Legislature to adjust accounts of 
its line; difference of opinion over charges for 
past subsistence ; backpay; fear of officers leav- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1873 

ing the service; requests Washington s assist 
ance. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Jonathan 
Trumbull: "to be transmitted to Govr. Trum- 
bull Answered 27th & 28th." 50, 85 

1781 Stark, John. Derryfield [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

JUNE 26 Washington [Peekskill]. Levies forwarded; act 

passed by Legislature to encourage recruiting; 
cattle supply; rum forwarded; Stark s health. 
L. S. 2 pp. 50, 177 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill To Comte [de] Barras 

JUNE 27 [Newport]. Transmitting intelligence. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 223 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge], Peekskill [New York]. To Maj. 

JUNE 27 Gen. [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Peekskill]. His 

letter transmitted to the State legislature. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 89 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Peekskill. To Comte de Rocham- 
JUNE 27 beau [Newton, Connecticut]. Position to be 
taken by the French troops; intelligence and 
thanks to Comte de Barras. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 
8, 84. D. I, pt. 2, 221 
1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Peeks- 
JUNE 27 kill]. Scour of frontier settlements for disaf 
fected; scouting party sent to Crown Point; 
flattering prospect of provisions; discontent of 
soldiers from lack of pay; scarcity of cash 
necessitating impresses. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
June 30. 50, 189 
1781 Culper, Samuel. "729" [Setauket, Long Island], To 
" 336-fn " John Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge,Wethers- 
[JUNE 27] field, Connecticut.] Is not safe to go to New York ; 
arrival of Cork fleet ; movements of British troops ; 
preparations at Kingsbridge; large number of 
transports. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Rocham- 
beau to Washington, 1781, June 30. 50, 220 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 
JUNE 27 Washington [Peekskill]. Invalids at Boston 
ordered to West Point; arrangements of Con 
necticut and New Hampshire to furnish men and 
supplies. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 187 

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1781 Irvine, William. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 27 [Peekskill]. Delay in Philadelphia; Pennsyl 

vania s new recruiting law. A. L. S. 1 p. W 
1781 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 27 [New Windsor]. Request for newspapers; sug- 

gests relieving men stationed at block house at 
Dobbs Ferry. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 88 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Maj. [Samuel] 

JUNE 28 Darby [West Point]. Ordering assembling of 

boats and batteaux at Peekskill without delay. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 107 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Col. [Elias] 

JUNE 28 Dayton, [Chatham, New Jersey]. Orders to con 

centrate at Morristown; promotion of Col. 
[Moses] Hazen. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 99 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To [Brig.] Gen. [Henry] 

JUNE 28 Knox [New Windsor]. Inability of Board of 

War to furnish necessary means ; dubiousness as 
to success of intended operation [against New 
York]; furnishing of supplies. Draft. 3pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 93 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Peekskill. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

JUNE 28 ander] McDougall [West Point]. Preparation of 

hard bread and collection of boats. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. and 

David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 91 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To Capt. [John] 

JUNE 28 Pray [Nyack, New York]. Requesting report of 

state of his detachment. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 109 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Col. [Alexander] 

JUNE 28 Scammell [Dobbs Ferry ?] Requesting his pres 

ence with state of his and Maj. [John?] Porter s 
detachment. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 101 

1781 W[ashington,] G[eorge.] New Windsor. To Brig. Gen. 

JUNE 28 [John] Stark [Derryfield, New Hampshire]. To 

advise with [Philip John] Schuyler in manage- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1875 

ment of frontier matters. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 97 

1781 Boudinot, Elias. Baskingridge [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JUNE 28 Washington [Peekskill]. Reported construction 

of two unusual vessels at New York; Mrs. 

[Martha] Washington s illness. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

50, 196 

1781 Fowler, Alexander]. Pittsburg. To G[eorge] Washing- 

JUNE 28 ton [Peekskill]. Awaits accounts and vouchers 

from Philadelphia to specify charges against 
David Duncan; Col. [Daniel] Brodhead s pres 
ence; impropriety of Fowler acting as Judge 
Advocate. A. L. S. 3 pp. 50, 194 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] [Virginia.] To [George Wash- 

JUNE 28 ington, Peekskill]. British retreat toward the 

coast; Lord Cornwallis fruitless manoeuvers. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered July 13. 50, 192 
1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newtown [Connecticut]. To 

JUNE 28 [George Washington, Peekskill]. Halt at New- 

town; continuance of his march; route of Lau- 
zun s corps; receipt of Washington s orders. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 30. 50, 191 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. Peekskill. Col. [Elisha] Sheldon, 

JUNE 2S near Robinson s Mills [New York]. Orders for 

dragoon s to act as expresses. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 103 

1781 Trumbull, Jonathan, jr. Peekskill. To Col. [Timothy] 

JUNE 28 Pickering [Newburgh]. Boards and nails for 

completing boats. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 105 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Marquis de La- 

JUNE 29 fayette [Mattapony River, Virginia]. Vague and 

unsatisfactory reports from Virginia; march of 
the French army; anxiety to hear from him. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. In Sparks, 8, 86. B. XIV, pt. 1, 111 

1781 Cobb, David. Newtown [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JUNE 29 Washington [Peekskill]. Approach of Comte de 

Rochambeau and the French Army. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 50, 210 

1781 Darby, Samuel. West Point. To [Lt.] Col. David Hum- 

JuNE 29 phreys, Peekskill. Muffled oars and boats from 



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Wapping Creek. 2 pp. 1st page a recent copy, 
2d page the original postscript of two lines. 

50, 212 

1781 General Court-martial. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. Pro- 

JUNE 29 ceedings in trial of Lt. John Ward for insolence 

and disobedience of orders and taking part 
against the commanding officer [Col. Daniel 
Brodhead]; George Wallace for neglect of duty 
and insolence; Lt. Archibald Read for defraud 
ing soldiers and withholding their pay; John 
Hinds for desertion and Myndert Fisher for 
corresponding with the enemy. Ds. S. Fred 
erick Vernon and S. Bayard, Presidents. 29 pp. 

W 

1781 Gibson, John. Fort Pitt. To Alexander Fowler [Fort 

JUNE 29 Pitt]. Requests charges against David Duncan 

or any other person. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Gibson to Washington, 1781, Aug. 

25. 51, 333 

A second copy (50, 217) was also enclosed by Duncan to Washington, 
1781, Aug. 18. 

1781 Knox, II[enry]. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 29 [Peekskill]. Prospect of assistance from Penn 

sylvania; Washington s doubts of being able to 
carry out the plan of campaign; ordnance and 
artillery arrangements in consequence of change 
of plan; rockets and lanthorns. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered July 2. 50, 198 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Peekskill. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 29 ton [Peekskill]. Requests appointment of Lt. 

Col. [Henry] Dearborn to succeed Maj. [Richard] 

Platt as Deputy Quartermaster to the main 

Army. A. L. S/ 1 p. 50, 207 

1781 Pickering T[imothy]. [Peekskill.] To Jonathan Trum- 

JuxE29 bull, jr. [Peekskill]. Nails for batteaux at Al 

bany. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 202 

1781 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 29 ton [Peekskill]. Return of guards at Block 

House and Dobbs Ferry; requests continuance of 
Lt. [Joseph] Shaylor; plundering trip of one of 
the guard boats. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 205 

[1781] [Pray, John.] [Nyack, New York.] Return of force at the 

[JUNE 29] Block House at Dobbs Ferry and strength of the 

water guard. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 

entry. 50, 206 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1877 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Brig. Gen. [James] 

JUNE 30 Clinton [Albany]. Orders to forward Continental 

regiments to West Point; arrangements with 
[Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1,119 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To [Lt] Col. [David] 

JUNE 30 Cobb [Peekskill]. Instructions for communica 

ting intended surprise of enemy to Comte de Ro- 
chambeau; necessity of secrecy. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In 
Sparks, 8, 87. See: Ford, 9, 290 et seq. notes. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 125 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Col. [Elias] Dayton 

JUNE 30 [Morristown, New Jersey]. Orders to move 

toward Kingsbridge. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1. 123 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Peekskill. ToMaj. Gen. [Alexan- 

JUNE 30 der] McDougall [West Point]. Orders for the ar 

tillerymen. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Da 
vid Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1,115 
1781 Washington, George. Peekskill. To Comte de Rocham- 
JUNE 30 beau [Ridgebury, Connecticut]. Plans for at 
tacking the British post on the upper end of York 
Island ; orders hurrying march of French troops ; 
Due de Lauzun s corps to operate against Col. 
[James] De Lancey; junction of the Armies. 
Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, 9, 288. D. I, pt. 2, 225 
1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Capt. [William] 
JUNE 30 Sackett [Bedford ? New York]. Orders to join 
Col. [Elisha] Sheldon at Bedford; secrecy of 
movement necessary. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 127 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Peekskill. To [Philip John] 

JUNE 30 Schuyler [Saratoga]. Preparation of boats and 

reimbursement for his expenditures; letter for 
[Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 113 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Brig. Gen. [David] 

JUNE 30 Waterbury [Stamford, Connecticut]. Orders for 



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a rapid and secret junction with Col. [Elisha] 
Sheldon. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman and Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 121 

1781 Barras,[ Comte de.] Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George 

JUNE 30 Washington, Peekskill]. False report of arrival 

of [British] fleet in the Chesapeake; convoy at 

Boston and other naval intelligence. L. S. 1 p. 

(In French.) Answered July 11. 50, 165 

1781 Cobb, David. Newtown [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JUNE 30 Washington [Peekskill]. Willingness of Comte 

de Rochambeau to cooperate in proposed move 
ment; march of the first brigade and Lauzun s 
Legion as requested. A. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 345. 50, 214 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George Wash- 

JUNE 30 ington, Peekskill]. Raids of enemy to obtain 

cattle ; suggests an order for driving off all cattle 
from the lines ; arrival of transports from Charles 
ton [South Carolina]; reenforcements left by 
them at that place; British regiments on Staten 
Island. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 7. 50, 227 

1781 Fay, Joseph. Bennington [Vermont]. To [Brig.] Gen. 

JUNE 30 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Exchange of prisoners 

between Vermont and Canada; requests return 
of all prisoners taken by Vermont troops. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Clinton to 
Washington, 1781, July 6. 50, 285 

1781 Fowler, Alexander]. Fort Pitt. To Col. John Gibson 

JUNE 30 [Fort Pitt]. Question of propriety in his acting 

as Deputy Judge Advocate in trial of David 
Duncan; proofs sent for; intent of exhibiting 
charges against John Johnston, and Lt. Archibald 
Read. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Gibson to 
Washington, 1781, Aug. 25. 51, 334 

A second copy (50, 217) was also enclosed by Duncan to Washington, 
1781, Aug. 18. 

1781 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

JUNE 30 ington [Peekskill]. Baking of bread; light field- 

pieces sent for; ambiguity of orders for same. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered June 30. 50, 223 

1781 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To [George] Washing- 

JUNE 30 ton [Peekskill]. Arrival of a British fleet from 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1879 

Virginia and other naval movements; heavy 
cannon mounted at Kingsbridge. A. L. S. 1 p. 

50, 226 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Newtown [Connecticut]. To 

JUNE 30 [George Washington, Peekskill]. March of the 

French troops; their condition; subsistence 

difficulties; intelligence received from Mfajor 

Benjamin] T[allmadge]. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

July 1. 50, 218 

1781 Stewart, Charles. [Peekskill.] To [Lt.] Col. [David] 

JUNE 30 Humphreys [Peekskill]. Non-arrival of cattle ; 

reservation of pork; supply expected; hard 

bread. Recent copy. 1 p. 50, 224 

1781 Tmmbnll, Jonathan, jr. Peekskill. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

JUNE 30 ander] McDougall [West Point]. Alteration of 

order for two pieces of artillery. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 117 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Peekskill] Inquiries to be made 

[JUNE] in New York [by secret agents]: Strength and 

dispositions of the enemy, etc. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. W 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Peekskill.] Memorandum of 

[JUNE] British troops in New York City. A. D. Scrap. 

W 

[1781] Washington, George. [Peekskill.] Memorandum of 

[JUNE] strength of French Army. A. D. 1 p. W 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Peekskill.] Memorandum of 

[JUNE ?] questions and propositions for Comte de Grasse; 

his strength; operation against New York; to 
the southward, etc. A. D. 1 p. Endorsed later 
by Washington: "Question wch. were intended 
to be proposed to Adml. de Grasse had he come 
to Sandy Hook." M. 1, 391 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Peekskill.] "Thoughts on, & a 

[JUNE] plan for the Surprize of the Enemy s Posts [at 

Kingsbridge] upon the North end of York Is 
land" A. D. 6 pp. Endorsed by Washington 
as quoted. M. 1, 317 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Due de Lauzun [en 

JULY 1 route to Bedford, New York]. Directions govern 

ing his attempt on [Col. James] De Lancey s 
corps ; troops under his command, his march, etc. ; 
particular orders regarding Morrisania, cutting 



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off the enemy s retreat, etc. Draft. 7 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 
292, note. D. I, pt. 2, 233 

The paragraph regarding Morrisania etc. has been crossed out and was 
not in the letter as sent. 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. Instructions to Maj. 

JULY 1 Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Peekskill]. Force 

under his command and capture, by surprise, of 
Forts Tryon, Knyphausen and George; general 
directions governing his movements. Draft. 
6 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 9, 291 B. XIV, pt. 1, 131 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To [Capt. John Pray, 

JULY 1 Dobbs Ferry]. Boats for Capt. [Jonathan] Law 

rence. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt, 1, 145 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Peekskill. To Comte de Ro- 

JULY 1 chambeau [Ridgebury, Connecticut]. Contin 

gencies of the attempt on New York outposts [at 
Kingsb ridge] ; the general plan; dependence on 
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Lincoln s discretion; Due de 
Lauzun s movement. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

D. I, pt. 2, 229 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Peekskill. To Col. [Elisha] Shel- 

JULY 1 don [en route to Bedford, New York]. Instruc 

tions for junction with Due de Lauzun; Lt. Col. 
[John] Jameson s detachment; Lauzun to com 
mand. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jon 
athan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 141 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Col. [Charles] 

JULY 1 Stewart [Peekskill]. Orders to prepare for sup 

plying the Army during the approaching move 
ments; bread and beef. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 143 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Peekskill. To Brig. Gen. [David] 

JULY 1 Waterbury [Horseneck, Connecticut]. Orders to 

join Sheldon s corps and Lauzun s Legion at 
Bedford; detachment to be commanded by the 
Due de Lauzun. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. See note, Ford, 9, 
291. B. XIV, pt. 1, 139 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1881 

1781 Fellows, John. Sheffield [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JULY l Washington [Peekskill]. Pledging services to aid 

in rousing the militia. L. S. 1 p. 50, 233 

1781 Lowrey, Thomas. Flemington [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY l Washington [Peekskill]. Purchase of flour and 

delivery of same at King s Ferry; lack of casks; 

method adopted. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed 

by Tilghman: "See letter to Mr. Morris of the 

10th July." 50, 233 

Tilghman s draft of the letter to Morris is in Ser. A. VI, pt. 1, 165. 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Ridgebury [Connecticut]. To 

JULY 1 [George Washington, Peekskill]. Arrival of 

troops at Bedford; subsistence difficulties. L. S. 

1 p. Answered July 2. 50, 228 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY l ton [Peekskill]. Delays in obtaining carpenters 

for batteau building; lack of nails and oakum; 

refusal of carpenters to work without rum. 

A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered July 9. 50, 230 

1781 Waterbury, David. Stamford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 1 Washington, Peekskill. Number of men he can 

collect. L. S. 1 p. 50, 232 

[1781] Washington, George. [Peekskill.] Instructions to Brig. 

[JULY 2?] Gen. [Edward] Hand [New Windsor] for attempt 

upon British posts at [Kingsbridge] north end of 
York Island ; directions for his march and pas 
sage down the river; signals; plan of attack, etc. 
A. D. 8 pp. W 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Brig. Gen. [Henry] 

JULY 2 Knox [New Windsor]. His arrangements for 

transporting heavy stores from Philadelphia; 
intended attempt on British outposts [at Kings- 
bridge]; signals for calling out militia. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Sparks, 8, 94. B. XIV, pt. 1, 151 

1781 [Washington, George.] Tarry town [New York]. To [Maj.] 

JULY 2 Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [near Kingsbridge, New 

York]. Orders to occupy the heights at Kings- 
bridge. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys, B. XIV, pt. 1, 147 

1781 [Washington, George.] Peekskill. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

JuLY2 ander] McDougall [West Point]. Intended at 

tempt on British outposts on northern end of 



1882 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

York Island; arrangements for signals to call 

out the militia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 149 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Peekskill To Comte de Rocham- 

JULY 2 beau [Ridgebury ? Connecticut]. March of French 

army to North Castle; introducing [Lt.] Col. 
[William] Hull. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In part in Ford, 9, 
293, note. D. I, pt. 2, 241 

1781 Barras, [Comte de.] Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George 

JULY 2 Washington, en route to Valentine s Hill]. Ac 

knowledges letters; British reenforcement at 
Charleston; capture of a French transport. L. S. 
1 p. (In French) Answered July 1 1 . 50,246 
1781 Knox, H[enry]. Peekskill. To [George] Washington [en 

JULY 2 route to Valentine s Hill, New York]. Requests 

directions respecting movement of the artillery 
park, laboratory and artificers; stores from Phil 
adelphia. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 7. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 346. 50, 245 
1781 Townes, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JULY 2 [en route to Valentine s Hill, New York]. His 

court-martial and sentiments of [Maj .] Gen. [Na- 
thanael] Greene and the Board of War thereon. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 10. 50, 237 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Valentine s Hill. To Comte de 

JULY 3 Rochambeau [North Castle, New York]. Failure 

of plan [against posts at Kingsbridge] ; junction 

of Armies at White Plains. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

D. I, pt. 2, 245 

[1781] Anonymous. [New York.] Intelligence: British fleet at 

[JULY 3-7] Sandy Hook under [Rear] Adml. [Thomas, Lord] 

Graves; number of vessels at New York; loca 
tion of troops; fear of attack in New York; re- 
enforcements at Charleston; subjugation of 
Southern States; capture of Pensacola by Span 
ish; garrison to come to New York at liberty to 
act against America; number of troops in New 
York. A. D. 2 pp. Enclosed in Culper to Bol- 
ton, 1781, July 7. W 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To Joseph [Jonas] Fay [Ben- 

nington, Vermont]. Declines to give up prisoners 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1883 

requested without orders from headquarters; their 
status. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Clinton to Washington, 1781, July 6. 50, 286 
1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie. To [George] Washington 

JULYS [Valentine s Hill]. Transmitting provision and 

forage returns ; state of the account between the 
Quartermaster Department and New York State. 
L. S. 2 pp. 50, 252 

[1781] Hay, Udny. [Poughkeepsie.] General return of provisions 

[JULYS] purchased and delivered from August 1780 to 

May 1, 1781. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in preceding entry. 50, 253 

[1781] Hay, Udny. [Poughkeepsie.] Return of provisions pur-, 

[JULY 3] chased and delivered from August 1780 to June 

24, 1781 for which vouchers have not yet been 
received. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Hay to Washington, 1781, July 3. 

50, 254 

[1781] Hay, Udny. [Poughkeepsie.] General return of short for- 

[JULY 3] age purchased and delivered from August 1780 to 

May 1, 1781. Tabular statement. D. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed hi Hay to Washington, 1781, July 3. 

50, 254a 

[1781] Hay, Udny. [Poughkeepsie.] Return of hay purchased 

[JULY 3] and delivered from August 1780 to May 1, 1781. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Hay to Washington, 1781, July 3. 50, 254b 

[1781] Hay, Udny. [Poughkeepsie.] Return of forage purchased 

[JULY 3] and delivered from August 1780 to June 24, 1781, 

for which vouchers have not yet been procured. 
Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Hay 
to Washington, 1781, July 3. 50, 254c 

[1781] [Lee, Henry, jr.] [High Hills of the Santee, South Caro- 

JULYS Una.] To [Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, High 

Hills of the Santee]. Cavalry victory of Capt. 
[Joseph] Eggleston, jr., [at the Saluda River]. 
Contemporary extract by Greene. 2 pp. En 
closed in Greene to Washington, 1781, July 17. 

51,31 

[1781] Rochambeau, Comte de. [Near North Castle.] To 
[JULYS?] [George] Washington [Valentine s Hill]. Junc 

tion of the first and second divisions of the 
French troops ; meeting with Washington ; the, 
march to Philadelphia. L. S. 1 p. 115, 103 



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1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULYS ton [Valentine s Hill]. Letter for [Brig.] Gen. 

[John] Stark requests to be informed of Congress 

determination regarding fulfillment of Schuyler s 

obligation for construction of batteaux. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered July 9. 50, 249 

1781 Stewart, Charles. Peekskill. To [George] Washington 

JULY 3 [Valentine s Hill]. Hard bread and pork for 

warded to the Army; flour to be sent; flour, salt- 
beef and cattle on hand. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 248 

1781 [Washington, George.] White Plains. To [Comte de 

JULY 4 Rochambeau, North Castle]. Rest for the 

fatigued French troops; junction of the Armies. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. D. I, pt. 2, 247 

[1781] Cully, John. [Pompton, New Jersey]. Examination of: 

[JULY 4?] Account of his horse-stealing expeditions from 

Staten Island. 4 pp. Partially in handwriting of 
Wm. D Hart. List of various names [of disaf 
fected?] on last page. Enclosed in D Hart to 
Washington, 1781, July 4. 50, 309 

[1781] [Cully, John.] [Pompton, New Jersey.] Confession of his 

[JULY 4?] proceedings in January and February. 1780. 

A. D[?] Initialed by W[illiam] D H[art]. 1 p. 

Enclosed in D Hart to Washington, 1781, July 4. 

50, 311 

1781 D Hart, William. Jersey Huts [Pompton, New Jersey]. 

JULY 4 To [George] Washington [Phillipsburg]. Court- 

martial proceedings; cases of John Cully, Cor 
poral William Jibbs [Gibbs ?] and others. A. L. S. 
3pp. 50, 307 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Roxbury [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

JULY 4 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Convention at 

Providence to adopt a mode of supplying fresh 

beef to the Army; rum; Teneriffe wine in 

Massachusetts; clothing from Spain. A. L. S. 

3 pp. Endorsed by Tilghman: "Ansd. by letter 
to Gov. Hancock of the 14th July" 50, 262 

Tilghman s draft of the letter to Hancock is in Ser. C, vol. IV, pt. 1, 401. 

1781 Hopping, Ephraim. [Poughkeepsie.] Narrative of his 

JULY 4 imprisonment in Canada; attitude of people and 

clergy toward the American cause; British regi- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1885 

ments, their strength and position; feeling 
among the tories and Hessian troops; vessels on 
the Lakes [Champlain and George]; fortifica 
tions at Quebec, Sorel, St. Johns and other 
places; names of the commanding officers; 
unpopularity of [Lt.] Gen. [Frederick] Haldi- 
mand; names of British spies; prices of pro 
visions. D. S. 6 pp. Sworn to before Samuel 
Dodge, Justice of the Peace. Enclosed in Hay 
to Washington, 1781, July 5. 50, 267 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. North Castle [New York], To 

JULY 4 [George Washington, Phillipsburg]. Forced 

march of the 2d brigade of the French; awaits 
orders. L. S. 1 p. Answered same day. 50,256 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To [George Washington 

JULY 4 Phillipsburg, New York]. His orders to pro 

ceed to the southward; Mrs. St. Glair s health 
and other considerations rendering it incon 
venient. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 10. 

50, 255 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Hartford [Connecticut] To [George] 

JULY 4 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Quantities of pro 

visions found and being forwarded from various 
places in Connecticut. L. S. 1 p. 50, 258 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Lebanon [Connecticut]. Return of 

JULY 4 provisions and rum received of Connecticut upon 

the requisition of Congress, Nov. 4, 1780, with 
balance due July 1, 1781. D. S. Tabular state 
ment. 1 p. Enclosed in Stevens to Washington, 
1781, July 7. 50, 289 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Hartford [Connecticut]. To 

JULY 4 [George] Washington [Phillipsburg]. Dragoons 

and accoutrements sent on to the [2d] regiment; 
saddles and swords at Litchfield; horses pur 
chased. A. L. S. 1 p. 50, 260 

1781 Hay, Udny. Poughkeepsie. To [George] Washington 

JULY 5 [North Castle, New York]. Forwarding intelli 

gence; vouches for the author. A. L. S. 1 p. 

50, 266 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry [New York]. 

JULYS To Brig. Gen. [James] Clinton [Albany]. Con 

tinental troops to be held in readiness to join the 



1886 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 155 

"Near Dobbs Ferry" was at Phillipsburg about three and a half miles 
from the Ferry. 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington 

JULYS [Phillipsburg]. Forwarding troops to West 

Point; failure of supplies from the eastward; 
provisions seized from the disaffected and for 
warded to Fort Herkimer; correspondence with 
Vermont respecting prisoners; requests direc 
tions. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 9. 50, 283 

1781 Pickering, Timothy Phillipsburg. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 6 ington [Phillipsburg]. Explaining the halting of 

the Army on its march; delivery of orders, dis 
tances, etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. 50, 274 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULYG ton [Phillipsburg]. Lack of nails; preparation of 

bridge timber; troops to take the batteaux 

down. A.L. S. 2pp. Answered July 9. 50,270 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. [Dobbs Ferry, New 

JULY 6 York]. To [George] Washington [Phillipsburg]. 

Inability to visit headquarters. L. S. 2 pp. 

50, 272 

1781 Villefranche, Chevalier de. Fort Herkimer [New York]. 

JULY 6 To George Washington [Phillipsburg]. Impossi 

bility of erecting fortifications ordered; repairs 
to Fort Herkimer; cannon and ammunition in 
store. A.L. S. 3pp. Answered July 14. 50,280 

1781 Willett, Marinus. German Flats, Fort Herkimer [New 

JULY 6 York], To [George] Washington [Phillipsburg]. 

Gov. [George] Clinton s instructions to take post 
in Tryon County; richness of the land; result of 
Indian forays; forts erected; condition of the 
crops; need of troops to protect the country; 
measures adopted; willingness of the militia; 
lack of necessity for fortification as planned by 
Maj. Villefranche; best method of coping with 
enemy; requests directions. L. S. 7 pp. An 
swered July 14. 50, 276 

1781 Wfashington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Col. 

JULY 7 [Elias] Dayton [en route to Kings Ferry]. Or 

ders to direct his march to Dobbs Ferry. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 159 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1887 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Brig.] 

JULY 7 Gen. [Henry] Knox [New Windsor]. Wishes to 

see him as soon as possible. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 157 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Col. 

JULY 7 [Elisha] Sheldon [Camp]. Establishment of ex 

presses to Southington [Connecticut]. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 161 

1781 Anonymous. List of [Rear] Adrnl. [Thomas, Lord] Graves 

JULY 7 squadron. 1 p. 51, 252 

1781 Culper, Samuel. " 729 " [Setauket, New York.] To John 

"337-N" Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Hartford, 

[JULY 7] Connecticut]. Transmits report from old assist 

ants in New York. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. To 

JULY 7 [Capt. John Pray, Nyack, New York]. Orders 

to use whale-boats as guard boats. A. L. S. 

2 pp. W 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 7 ton [Phillipsburg]. Forwarding intelligence; dis 

belief of same; wish for adjustment of contro 
versy with Vermont and that the independence 
of that State be acknowledged. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

50, 291 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Hartford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 7 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Report of provisions 

and rum made to Gov. [Jonathan] Trumbull; 
agreement of New England States to furnish 
beef; [salt] beef and live cattle supply. L. S. 
2 pp. 50, 287 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Hartford. To Gov. [Jonathan] 

JULY? Trumbull [Lebanon, Connecticut]. Cattle col 

lected at various towns; requests their forward 
ing to the Army. Contemporary copy. At 
bottom of Stevens, Return of provision and rum, 
1781, July 4. 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Maj.] 

JULY 8 Gen. [William] Heath [Boston]. Delay of Mas 

sachusetts in raising mili tia ; need of punctuality 
in furnishing supplies; orders to join the Army; 
desires information of Rhode Island and Con- 



1888 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

necticut s fulfilment of requisitions; supplies en 
route. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jon 
athan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 163 

1781 Caldwell, James. Newark. To Col. Elias Dayton [en 

JULY 8 route to Dobbs Ferry, New York]. Possibility 

of obtaining clothing for the Jersey brigade cap 
tured in the Confederacy; need of a passport 
from Washington to bring it out from New York. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Dayton to Washing 
ton, 1781, July 12. 50, 340 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Troy [New Jersey]. To [George] Wash- 

JULYS ington [Phillipsburg]. Delay in march of Jer 

sey troops from want of meat and wagons; 
court-martial of various criminals; confession of 
John Cully. L. S. 1 p. 50, 305 

1781 S. G. [Secret Service] [New York.] To K[ichard] M[uirson, 

JULYS Long Island?] [Rear] Adml. [Thomas, Lord] 

Graves fleet at [Sandy] Hook; sufficiency of 
ships ; lack of sailors ; force at Kingsbridge ; re- 
enforcement expected from the South; location 
of British and Loyalist regiments; Grenada and 
Pensacola reported captured by Spanish; French 
successes in the West Indies; urges attack on 
New York. A. L. S. 2pp. W 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Chickahominy Church, 8 miles from 

JULYS Jamestown [Virginia]. To [George] Washington 

[Phillipsburg]. Retreat of Cornwallis to the 
James River; pursuit and attack near Green 
Spring Farm [Jamestown Ford]; account of the 
engagement; bravery of troops; losses, etc. 
A. L. S. 10pp. Answered July 30. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 347. 50, 299 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 9 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Detention of troops at 

Albany; boats; supply of beef cattle to north 
ward; Vermont matters. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 175 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. ToMaj.Gen. 

JULY 9 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Troops 

from the North to be retained at West Point. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 173 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1889 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Charles 

JULY 9 Pettit, Philadelphia. His resignation and serv 

ices. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 179 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Philip 

JULY 9 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Nails, oakum, etc. for 

warded; rum; boats and means of getting them 
to Army; timber. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 169 
1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Lt. Peter 

JULY 9 Summers, Philadelphia. His resignation. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 177 

[1781] Charlant, Pierre. Account of his services to America from 

[JULY 9] 1775 to July 7, 1781. A. D. [?] 3 pp. Enclosed 

in Schuyler to Washington, 1781, July 9. 50, 318 

1781 [Barbe-JMarbois, [Francois, Marquis de]. Philadelphia. 

JULY 9 To [George Washington, Phillipsburg]. For 

wards letters for Europe; news from South Caro 
lina and the West Indies. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In 
French). Answered July 13. 51, 43 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John], Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 9 ton [Phillipsburg]. Services rendered by Pierre 

Chapeton [or Charlant]. A. L. S. 1 p. 50, 316 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. Certificate of services 

JULY 9 and imprisonment of Pierre Charlant. A. D. S. 

on verso of last page of Charlant, Account of his 
services, 1781, July 9. 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. ToMaj.Gen. 

JULY 10 [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. Pennsylvania s 

Act to procure men; St. Clair s command in the 
South and difficulties. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 181 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Lt. [John] 

JULY 10 Townes, Philadelphia. His request for a new 

trial. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 185 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Phil- 

J ULY 10 lipsburg]. Holding of the 2d [New York] regi 

ment; mutiny of 1st regiment; desertions; 
guard for [Philip John] Schuyler. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered July 14. 50, 325 

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1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Phillipsburg.] To [George 

JULY 10 Washington, Phillipsburg]. Capts. [Edward] 

Bulkley s and [James] Morris claim to rank; 

claims of subalterns. A. L. S. 1 p. 50, 324 

1781 Scammell, Alexander. Dobbs Ferry [New York], Orders 

JULY 10 to Capt. James Morris to convey letters to the 

British lines. A. D. S. 1 p. On verso of 2d 
sheet is the receipt, in pencil, of Lt. Col. de Prue- 
schener for seven sealed letters. Enclosed in 
Scammell to Washington, 1781, July 11. 50, 36 

1781 Townes, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JULY 10 [Phillipsburg]. Pleading settlement of his case. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered July 16. 51, 46a 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Comte de B arras 

JULY 11 [Newport]. Capture of a French transport; Brit 

ish reenforcement at Charleston and naval intelli 
gence. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 251 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Maj. 

JULY 11 Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, near Kingsbridge]. Ref 

ugee impress of horses. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 187 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Comte 

JULY 11 de Rochambeau, Phillipsburg]. Signs of a Refu 

gee incursion. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. D. I, pt. 2, 249 

1781 Hand, Edward. Near Dobbs Ferry [New York]. Return 

JULY 11 of killed, wounded and missing in the action near 

Kingsbridge, July 3. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p.^ W 

1781 Humphreys, David. Dobbs Ferry. To Col. [Charles] Stew- 

JULY 11 art [Peekskill]. Beef cattle for militia in Rhode 

Island; husbanding, storage and transportation 
of salt provision. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 189 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. [Phillipsburg, New York.] Mem- 

JULY 11 orandum of receipt of Washington s letter of 

date and orders given in consequence. A. D. S. 

1 p. D. I, pt, 2, 249a 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1891 

1781 Scammell, Alexander. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. To 

[JULY 11] [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Report of 

JUNE 11 a flag of the British guards at and about Kings 

bridge; scarcity of forage with the enemy. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 50, 35 

1781 Woelpper, J[ohn] D[avid]. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 11 [Arthur] St. Clair, Philadelphia. Charges against 

Col. [Lewis] Nicola. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by 
Trumbull: "Copy sent to Genl. McDougall 
10th Aug for Trial." Enclosed in St. Clair to 
Washington, 1781, July 20. 50, 328 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Col. [Elias] 

JULY 12 Dayton, Dobbs Ferry. Orders to maintain his 

present position; [Rev. James] Caldwell s pro 
posal to procure clothing. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 195 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 12 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Desires a 

return of troops at West Point; prisoners. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 191 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 12 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. 

Orders for Brig. Gen. [David] Waterbury to move 

his corps to Mamaroneck [New York]. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 193 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Comte 

JULV 12 [de] Rochambeau [Phillipsburg]. Arrangements 

for a reconnoisance in force. Auto, draft. 1 p. 

D. I, pt. 2, 253 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Phil- 

JULY 12 lipsburg]. Readiness of 2d [New York] regiment 

to march; application for beef; acknowledges 
directions respecting the cartel between Vermont 
and Canada; Col. [Marinus] Willett s victory 
over Indians at Curry s Town. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered July 20. 50, 337 
1781 Dayton, Elias. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. To [George 
JULY 12 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Arrival at Dobbs] 
Ferry; party sent to seize cattle; Rev. [James] 
Caldwell s letter. L. S. 1 p. Answered same 
day. 50, 339 



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1781 Pennsylvania Brigade. [James River, Virginia.] Return 

JULY 12 of the Pennsylvania brigade commanded by Col. 

Richard Humpton. Tabular statement. D. S. 
of Humpton. 1 p. Enclosed in Wayne to 
Washington, 1781, July 16. 51, 102 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. [Phillipsburg.] To [George] Wash- 

JULY 12 ington [Phillipsburg]. Disappointment in num 

ber of horses available for use ; fruitless efforts to 
hire teams; necessity of hard money; requests 
directions; failure to procure artillery horses for 
[Maj.] Gen. [Henry] Knox. A. L. S. 6 pp. 

50, 333 

1781 Stevens, N[athaniel]. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 12 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Extensive purchas 

ing and forwarding of beef cattle; inability to 
discover name of the buyer for Rhode Island. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 331 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Francois, 

JULY 13 Marquis de Barbe-]Marbois [Philadelphia]. 

Transmitting letters; intelligence from South 
Carolina and the West Indies. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 257 
1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Chevalier 

JULY 13 de Chastellux, French Camp]. Arrest of a dis 

turber [of the camp.] Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. D. I, pt. 2, 255 
1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Capt. [Bar- 

JULY 13 tholomew] von Heer [New Windsor]. Orders to 

join the main Army. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 205 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Marquis 

JULY 13 de Lafayette [Mattapony River, Virginia]. Con 

gratulations on his advantages over Lord Corn- 
wallis; [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene s successes 
in South Carolina; confidential communication by 
an officer; troops and magazines in Virginia; 
establishment of communication with main Army ; 
requests early intelligence in event of Cornwallis 
detaching any troops by sea. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 
298. B. XIV, pt. 1, 197 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Don 

JULY 13 Francisco Rendon [Philadelphia]. Thanks for 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1893 

his present [of fruit, etc.] to Mrs. [Martha] Wash 
ington and himself. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

D. I, pt. 2, 259 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Brig Gen. 

JULY 13 [David] Waterbury [Stamford, Connecticut]. 

Orders to take position on the left of White 
Plains; two and three days provision to be on 
hand; intelligence desired. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 201 

1781 Chastellux, Chevalier de. [Phillipsburg.] To [George 

JULY 13 Washington, Phillipsburg]. Forwarding a pris 

oner. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 346 

1781 New Jersey Brigade. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. Return 

JULY 13 of the New Jersey brigade present at Dobbs 

Ferry. Tabular statement. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Dayton to Washington, 1781, July 14. 51, 3 
1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Phillipsburg. To [George Wash- 

JULY 13 ington, Phillipsburg]. Uneasiness over delay in 

arrival of bread supply; requests final resolution 
as to delay in march of the French. L. S. 2 pp. 

50, 342 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 13 ton [Phillipsburg]. Arrival of nails and nail rods ; 

refusal of conditions insisted on at Schenectady 
for building batteaux; expected deficiency of 
planks. A. L. S. 2 pp. 50, 344 

1781 Willett, Marinus. Fort Rensselaer [New York]. To 

JULY 13 [George] Washington [Phillipsburg]. Victory 

over Tories and Indians [at Curry Town] com 
manded by Joseph Brant. L. S. 2 pp. 50, S47 
1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 14 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Disturbance in the 

1st New York regiment; guard for [Philip John] 
Schuyler; militia to defend frontier; removal of 
cannon and stores from Fort Herkimer; artil 
lerymen. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 211 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Col. 

JULY 14 [John] Greaton [Dobbs Ferry ?] Intelligence to 

be communicated to Lord Stirling. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 219 



1894 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Capt. 

JULY 14 [John] Pray [Dobbs Ferry]. Orders for guard 

boats to proceed down the river; secret move 
ment of Army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 233 

1781 [Wasnington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Col. 

JULY 14 [Alexander] Scammell [Dobbs Ferry]. Post 

ponement [of enterprise] on account of weather. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 221 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Col. 

JULY 14 Alexander Scammell [Dobbs Ferry]. Orders for 

a night advance; general directions as to move 
ment. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 223 
1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. Instructions 

JULY 14 to [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Dobbs 

Ferry]. Security of camp and baggage; culti 
vation of harmony with French. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 207 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Maj. 

JULY 14 Villefranche [Fort Herkimer, New York]. Re 

pair of the old fortifications; cannon and stores. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 231 
1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 
JULY 14 [David] Waterbury [near White- Plains], Orders 
to march to East Chester. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 215 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge], [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Brig. 

JULY 14 Gen. [David] Waterbury [near White Plains]. 

Countermanding marching orders on account of 
weather. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 217 
1781 Washington, George. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Col. 

JULY 14 [Marinus] Willett [Fort Rensselaer, New York]. 

Approving his dispositions for defense of the 
frontier; militia and New York levies must be 
his main reliance; forwarding cannon and stores 
from Fort Herkimer. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 227 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1895 

1781 Elaine, Ephraim. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

JULY 14 Phillip sburg]. Forwarding stores and supplies for 

Washington s table. L. S. 1 p. 51, 4 

1781 [Elaine, Ephraim.] Philadelphia. List of sundries sent 

JULY 14 to headquarters for use of Washington s table. 

1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 51, 5 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 14 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Transmitting return 

[of the Jersey brigade]; bounty offered by the 

State for recruits; impress of wagons. L. S. 

1 p. 51, 2 

1781 Honeywell, Israel. Cortlandt Manor [New York]. To 

JULY 14 George Washington [Phillipsburg]. Position and 

watchfulness of [Col. James] De Lancey s Corps. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 50, 350 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Bottoms Bridge [Virginia], To 

JULY 14 Maj. [William] Galvan [Bottoms Bridge]. Per 

mission to go to Philadelphia; his zeal and 
activity; brilliant conduct in the late skirmish 
[Jamestown Ford and Green Springs]. L. S. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Galvan to Washington, 1781, 
Aug. 4. 51, 175 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 15 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Men to bring boats 

from Albany. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 241 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 15 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Orders to 

receive and guard the boats from Albany. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of William Stephens 

Smith. B. XIV, pt. 1, 239 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Philip 

JULY 15 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Orders to send down 

boats, oars and plank immediately. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 237 

1781 Barras, [Comte de]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George 

JULY 15 Washington, Phillipsburg]. Acknowledges Brit 

ish naval intelligence from New York; reasons 
for not removing the French squadron [to the 
Chesapeake]; failure of attempt against Hunt- 
ington Bay [Long Island]. L. S. 3 pp. (In 
French) Answered July 21. 51, 8 



1896 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Humphreys, David.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To the Officer 

JULY 15 commanding at Verplanck s Point [New York]. 

Intelligence of British ships sailing up the Hud 
son. Auto, draft. 2pp. B. XIV, pt, 1, 245 
1781 S. G. [Secret Service.] [Stony Brook, Long Island.] To 

JULY 15 [Maj.] B[enjamin] T[allmadge, Hartford? Con 

necticut]. State of reenforcements received at 
New York; location of British fleet unknown; 
enlargement of fort at Huntlngton [Long Island] ; 
Stony Brook harbor to be fortified for Refugees; 
will ruin secret intelligence. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed: "August 15th 1781 Culper on matters & 
things" W 

1781 Stark, John. Derryfield [New Hampshire], To [George] 

JULY 15 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Intended visit to the 

Green Mountain Boys on his way to Saratoga. 
L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
3, 353. 51, 6 

1781 [Tilghman, Tench.] [Phillipsburg, New York.] Memoran- 

JULY 15 dum of strength of the Army. A. D. 1 p. En 

dorsed by Washington : "Force in July 1781" W 

1781 W[arner,] S[eth]. Bennington [Vermont]. To [George] 

JULY 15 Washington [New Windsor]. Requests exchange 

of his officers taken in 1779. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of and initialed by a secretary. 50, 70 
[1781] [Warner, Seth.] Return of officers and soldiers of his regi- 
[JULY 15] ment taken prisoners at Lake George, July 15 
and Aug. 22, 1779. 1 p. Addressed to the Com 
missary General of Prisoners [Abraham Skin 
ner]. Enclosed in Warner to Washington, 1781, 
July 15. 51, 7 
1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Lt. [John] 
JULY 16 Townes, Philadelphia. Referring his case to 
Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 249 

1781 Humphreys], D[avid]. Dobbs Ferry. To Col. [Charles] 

JULY 16 Stewart [Peekskill]. Orders to inspect the ovens 

at White Plains. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 251 

1781 St. leger, Barry. St. Johns [Canada.] Instructions to 

JULY 16 - Howard to capture prisoners and destroy 

things tending to the comfort of the enemy. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Stark to 

Washington, 1781, Aug. 9. 51, 226 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1897 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Woodson s Ferry, James River [Vir- 

JULYIG ginia]. To [George] Washington [Near Dobbs 

Ferry]. Col. [Banastre] Tarleton s advance 
toward Carolina; Wayne s corps ordered toward 
that quarter; officers sent to Pennsylvania to 
bring forward reenforcements; need of same; 
recovery of men unfit for duty. L. S. 3 pp. 

51, 100 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro- 

JULYI? Una], To [George] Washington [Phillipsburg]. 

The proposed attempt on New York; Greene s 
measures for the defense of Virginia and the 
South; Marquis [de Lafayette s] good conduct; 
principles on which Greene acted; probable 
change in British conduct of the war. A. L. S. 
4 pp. 51, 21 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro- 

JULY 17 Una], To the President of Congress [Philadel 

phia]. Retirement before the enemy; his later 
retreat and Greene s pursuit; Capt. [Joseph] 
Eggleston [jr] s exploit [at Saluda River]; cap 
ture of British store wagons; other manceuvers; 
evacuation of Ninety-Six; exchange of prisoners; 
benefit expected from the attempt on New York; 
British reenf orcement ; mutiny of a British regi 
ment; ravages of the enemy; tories; gathering 
of militia in Georgia and South Carolina; estab 
lishment of Civil Government; belief in British 
plan of war; prudent measures of the Marquis [de 
Lafayette]. Contemporary copy. 15 pp. En 
closed in Greene to Washington, 1781, July 17. 
With omissions in Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 3, 354. 51, 23 

1781 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

JULY 17 ington [Phillipsburg]. Boats; lack of meat; 

unnecessary increase of distance and expense in 
transporting cattle and rum to West Point; 
expenditure of the salted provision in the 
magazine; one-third of the garrison inefficient 
from youthfulness and age; danger of commu 
nication by water. L. S. 4 pp. Answered July 
21. 51, 17 

1781 Nicola, Lewis. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

JULY 17 Phillipsburg]. Delay in marching caused by 

need of pay for the regiment; efforts to obtain 

it; lack of boats. A. L. S. 2pp. 51, 16 



1898 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1781] [Rochambeau, Comte de.] [Phillipsburg.] To [George 

[JULY 17] Washington, Phillipsburg]. Sand-bags sent to 

Providence. 1 p. In 3d person and the hand 
writing of a secretary. 51, 19 
1781 Chastellux, Chevalier de. [Phillipsburg, New York]. To 
JULY 18 [George] Washington [Phillipsburg]. Presenting 
a barrel of claret. A. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 35 
1781 McFarland, Moses. Boston. To [George] Washington 
JULY 18 [Phillipsburg]. Delay in march of Invalids for 
West Point from want of money. L. S. 1 p. 

51, 32 

1781 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. [Bottoms Bridge, Virginia.] To 

JULY 18 [Maj. William Galvan, Bottoms Bridge]. Regret 

at his proposed journey to the northward; his 
value to the Army and to Muhlenberg. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Galvan to Washington, 1781, 
Aug. 4. 51, 177 

1781 Schott, John P[aul]. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To 

JULY 18 [George] Washington [Phillipsburg]. Memorial : 

His services, derangement, pay due and desti 
tution; pleads for a recommendation to Con 
gress. A. D. S. 2 pp. 51, 33 

1781 [Washington, George.] New Windsor. To [Chevalier de 

JULY 19 Chastellux, Newport]. Acceptance of a cask of 

claret. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. P. II, 417 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. [Phillipsburg.] To [George] Wash- 

JULY 19 ington [Phillipsburg]. Purchase of horses for the 

artillery; horses expected from Pennsylvania; 
recommends an impress in New Jersey for horses 
for the light artillery; need of ferry boats at 
Dobbs Ferry; shortening of route of transporta 
tion of stores and expresses. A. L. S. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 358. 51, 41 
1781 Rochambeau, Comte de and George Washington. Dobbs 

JULY 19 Ferry. Conference : Plans of campaign and con 

tingencies. Questions by Rochambeau and an 
swers by Washington, arranged in parallel col 
umns. D. S. 3 pp. Questions in handwriting 
of de Sibille, answers in that of Jonathan Trum- 
bull, jr. In Ford, 9, 307. D. I, pt. 2, 261 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Phillipsburg. To [George Wash- 

JULY 19 ington, Phillipsburg]. Disinclination of de 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1899 

Barras to leave harbor before joining Comte de 
Grasse ; requests to know Washington s definitive 
plan of operations for submission to de Grasse. 
L. S. 2 pp. 51, 37 

1781 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

JULY 19 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Delay at New Wind 

sor for want of water carriage; papers missing 
from those of 1775 and 1776; sorting and 
arranging; commencement of work of copying; 
misplaced papers; arrangement of opinions of 
officers; decision to keep councils of war sepa 
rate; safety of Varick s quarters. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

51, 39 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 20 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Forwarding men and 

boats [to West Point]; inquiry as to the Massa 
chusetts militia. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 253 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Col. 

JULY 20 Timothy Pickering, Newburgh]. Transportation 

of stores across the [Hudson] river; impress of 

horses. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 

Cobb. B. XIV, pt. 1, 255 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Phil- 

JULY 20 lipsburg]. Murmuring of troops caused by delay 

of money; delay in arrival of troops from the 

eastward; weakness of Capt. [Andrew] Moody s 

company. L. S. 1 p. 51, 57 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Malvern Hill [Virginia]. To 

JULY 20 [George Washington, Phillipsburg]. Lack of 

news of affairs outside of Virginia; requests 
Washington s opinion as to the Virginia cam 
paign; manoeuvers; failure of Col. [Banastre] 
Tarleton s raid; British army at Portsmouth; 
troops to go to New York ; possible departure of 
Lord Cornwallis; his ability; [Brig.] Gen. [An 
thony] Wayne s station at Goode s Bridge; de 
termination to join [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene ; position of American troops ; promise of 
militia reenf orcement ; need of a "treaty of alli 
ance with the Negroes" to find dragoon horses; 
encloses plans of New York; non-arrival of cloth- 



1900 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

ing for the Light Infantry; worth of the corps. 
A. L. S. 7 pp. Marked "private" Answered 
July 30. 51, 49 

1781 Lafayette, Marquis de. Malvern Hill [Virginia]. To 

JULY 20 [George Washington, Phillipsburg]. Writes to 

his friend and not the Commander in chief; 
operations in Virginia; British embarkation; 
reasons for desiring to be with the main Army; 
Lord Cornwallis inquiries ; willingness to serve in 
any capacity; intelligence obtained from a cap 
tured British officer; place for Lafayette in the 
main Army; intended reconnoissance of Ports 
mouth. A. L. S. 7pp. Answered July 30. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 360. 51, 53 

1781 Pierce, John. [Phillipsburg.] To [George] Washington 

JULY 20 [Phillipsburg]. Advances of money made the 

Army; payment of troops taken over by the 

States; depreciation; requests authority for the 

payments. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

JULY 20 [Phillipsburg]. Regret at not serving with the 

main Army; delay in march of Pennsylvania 
troops southward from want of clothing and 
necessaries; delay of the Invalid Corps from 
want of money; charges against Col. [Lewis] 
Nicola [by Capt. John David Woelpper]; Lt. 
[John] Bigham s case; introducing Maj. [Isaac 
Budd] Dunn; need of the Pennsylvania levies in 
case of Lord Cornwallis return to New York. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Aug. 7. 51, 45 

1731 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Comte de Bar- 

JULY 21 ras [Newport]. Regret at his declining to send 

- a squadron to the Chesapeake; the attempt 

against Huntington [Long Island]. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 

9, 323, note. D. I, pt. 2, 271 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Col. 

JULY 21 [Elias] Dayton [Dobbs Ferry]. Letter for [Brig.] 

Gen. [David] Forman. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 265 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Col. [Elias] 

JULY 21 Dayton [Dobbs Ferry]. Orders for reconnoitering 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1901 

party on heights at Fort Lee; reports to be made 
of enemy s movements. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 267 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 21 David Forman, Monmouth, New Jersey]. En 

closure for Comte de Grasse; lookouts and ex 
presses; intelligence of British ships desired. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man and Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 261 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Comte de Grasse 

JULY 21 [In the West Indies]. His arrival; junction of 

the allied Armies; force of British at New York 
and attempt against that place or against Vir 
ginia. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 267 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Ma j. Gen. 

JULY 21 Alexander McDougall, West Point]. Physical 

condition of recruits; damage done British ships 
by battery at Dobbs Ferry; supplies. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of William Stephens 
Smith. B. XIV, pt. 1, 257 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Capt. 

JULY 21 [John] Pray [Dobbs Ferry]. The postponed re- 

connoissance to be made tonight; necessity of 
immediate intelligence of every movement of 
enemy s boats. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 271 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Dobbs Ferry. ToMons.deSibille 

JULY 21 [Phillipsburg, New York]. Thanks for translat 

ing and putting in cipher his letter to Comte 
de Grasse. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 275 

1781 Washington,] Gjeorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Lt.] Col. 

JULY 21 [Richard] Varick [Poughkeepsie]. His care of the 

papers; confusion among those of 1775-76; an 
swers and opinions of General Officers; quarters 
at Poughkeepsie. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 269 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 21 [David] Waterbury [White Plains ?]. Orders to 



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march to East Chester; scouting party and cau 
tion necessary. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 310. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 259 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 21 ton [Dobbs Ferry]. Completion of batteaux ; for 

warding same ; intelligence from Canada. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 51, 58 

1781 Sibille, Mons. de [Phillipsburg.] To [George Washing- 

JULY 21 ton, Dobbs Ferry]. Forwards [French] transla 

tion of Washington s letter to De Grasse [of 
July 21]. A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 61 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

JULY 22 [George] Washington [Kingsbridge]. Remounts 

forwarded to camp; expected time of arrival at 

camp. A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 65 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Dobbs Ferry. To [George] Washington 

JULY 23 [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Cannon sent by British to 

Sandy Hook ; recall of the Anspach regiment and 
British Light Infantry from the Southward; col 
lection of men by Col. [Silvanus] Seely; move 
ment of Dayton s regiment to better pasturage. 
L. S. 1 p. 51, 74 

1781 Fellows, John. Sheffield [Massachusetts]. To [Lt.] Col. 

JULY 23 [Marinus] Willett [Fort Herkimer, New York]. 

Raising of militia; lack of orders to forward the 
men to Albany. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Clinton to Washington, 1781, July 30. 

51, 118 

Second copy, 51, 121. 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

JULY 23 Washington, near Dobbs Ferry]. Establishment 

of expresses to convey intelligence ; British ships- 

of-the-line [in New York bay]; departure of a 

squadron for the South. A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 73 

1781 Pugh, Jonathan. Trenton. Return of corps of Invalids 

JULY 23 at Trenton, July 23. A. D. S. Tabular state 

ment. 1 p. Countersigned by Col. Lewis Nicola. 
Enclosed in Nicola to Washington, 1781, July 24. 

51, 80 

1781 Nicola, Lewis. Trenton. To [George Washington, Near 

JULY 24 Dobbs Ferry]. Recounting reasons of delay in 

marching the regiment [of Invalids] ; delay in ob- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1903 

taining pay and boats; measures taken to allay 
uneasiness of the men; Capt. [John David] 
Woelpper s charges. A. L. S. 8 pp. 51, 76 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To Col. 

JULY 24 [Christian] Febiger [Cumberland Court House ? 

Virginia], Selection of a general rendezvous for 
recruits; encloses instructions. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Febiger to Washington, 
1782, Mar. 14. 55, 25 

[1781] Steuben, [Baron.] [Near Charlottesville, Virginia.] In- 

[JULY 24] structions to govern the recruiting service, sup 

plies, etc. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Febiger to Washington, 1782, Mar. 14. 55, 26 
1781 Woodbridge, Joseph. Groton [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 24 Washington [near Dobbs Ferry]. Recovery of 

cannon from [H. M. S.] CuUoden; offers them on 
reasonable terms. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Aug. 5. 51, 75 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Col. 

JULY 25 Elias Dayton, Dobbs Ferry]. Importance of his 

post; position of his brigade. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 277 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. ToMaj.Gen. 

JULY 25 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point] Arrival of 

militia at West Point. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 273 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Dobbs Ferry.] To Comte de Ro- 

JULY 25 chambeau [Phillipsburg]. Sailing of [Rear] 

Adml. [Thomas, Lord] Graves from New York. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. D. I, pt. 2, 277 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Brig. Gen. 

JULY 25 David Waterbury, White Plains]. Disposition of 

cattle and horses taken from Throgs Neck. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of William Stephens 

Smith. B. XIV, pt. 1, 275 

1781 Barras, [Comte de]. Newport. To [George] Washington 

JULY 25 [Dobbs Ferry]. Dispositions made for any 

movement; refers Washington to his letter to 

Comte de Rochambeau. L. S. 1 p. (In French) 

51,87 

Translation by Peregrine Fitzhugh, 51, 88. 



1904 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 [Barras, Comte de]. Newport. To [Comte de Rocham- 

JULY 25 beau, near Dobbs Ferry]. Unsuccesful attempt 

against Huntington [Long Island]; repair of 
the Surveillante; news from the West Indies; 
expected time of arrival of Comte De Grasse; 
depth of water at Sandy Hook; Washington s 
desire for Barras to go to the Chesapeake; reasons 
against it; need of his transports; crews. 
Contemporary translation by Tilghman. 4 pp. 

51, 85 

1781 Billing, Stephen. Dobbs Ferry. To [George] Washington 

JULY 25 [Dobbs Ferry]. Charges against Maj. [Jean 

Bernard de] Murnand; requests his arrest. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 84 

1781 Bowman, Nathaniel. [Near Fort Lee, New Jersey]. To 

JULY 25 [George Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. 

Report of enemy s movements within their lines. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 83 

1781 Heer, Bartholomew von. Philadelphia. To [George] 

JULY 25 Washington [Dobbs Ferry]. Orders to march to 

camp; lack of horses and accoutrements for his 
corps; pay due the men; their dissatisfaction; 
inability of officers to support themselves; 
forwards a small number of men; begs Wash 
ington s consideration. L. S. 3 pp. 51, 81 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Malvern Hill [Virginia]. To 

JULY 26 [George Washington, Phillipsburg]. British em 

barkation from Virginia; measures taken to 
obtain further intelligence; numbers embarked; 
Col. [Banastre] Tarleton s loss. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Aug. 15. 50, 348 

Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro 
lina]. Successes of Lt. Col. [Henry] Lee [jr.], 
Col. Wade Hampton, [Maj.] Gen. [Thomas] 
Sumter and others against the lower British 
posts in vicinity of Charleston; battle at Quin- 
by s Bridge; gallantry of the troops; prisoners 
and supplies taken; strength of British and their 
intended advance to the Congaree. Contempo 
rary copy by Greene. 8 pp. Enclosed in Greene 
to Washington, 1781, July 28. 51, 93 

1781 Southern Army. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro- 

JULY 26 Una], Return of Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1905 

serving under command of Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene. Tabular statements. A. Ds. S. of 
O[tho] H[olland] Williams, D[eputy] A[djutant] 
G[eneral]. 3 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington 1781, July 28. 51, 98 

1781 Trumbull, Jonathan, jr.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Brig.] 

JULY 26 Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail [Camp]. Orders 

for arrest of Maj . [Jean Bernard de] Murnand and 

Capt. [Daniel] Livermore. Auto, draft signed. 

1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 279 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry To Maj. Gen. 

JULY 27 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Light 

companies to be sent down to the Army; return 

of militia desired. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 281 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Col. 

JULY 27 [Alexander] Scammell [Dobbs Ferry]. Forage on 

North River to be sent in to the enemy ; measures 

for seizing it. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B, XIV, pt. 1, 283 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Lt.] Col. 

JULY 27 [Silvanus] Seeley, Morristown [New Jersey]. 

Dispersal of militia at Morristown for want of 
provisions; orders to march future arrivals to 
Dobbs Ferry. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 285 

1781 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. [Near Dobbs Ferry]. To 

JULY 27 [George Washington, near Dobbs Ferry]. Per 

plexity over [Comte] de B arras excuses regard 
ing the forcing of New York harbor; absence of 
the British fleet. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 
28. 51, 103 

[1781] [Duportail, [Louis Le Bdgue]. [Phillipsburg.] General 

JULY 27 observations on the proper mode of attacking 

New York. D. S. 3 pp. F. Ill, 41 

1781 Pray, John. Dobbs Ferry. To [George] Washington 

JULY 27 [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Suggesting destruction of 

hay collected by British orders. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered July 27. 51, 105 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 
JuLY27 ton [Phillipsburg]. Completion of one hundred 
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and seven batteaux; requests to know if Ninety 
Six [South Carolina] is reduced. L. S. 1 p. 

51, 60 

1781 Washington, George. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Col. [Louis 

JULY 28 Le Begue Duportail, Camp]. Perplexing and 

incomprehensible nature of his idea; will talk 
more fully at their coming meeting. A. L. S. 
On verso of Duportail to Washington, 1781, 
July 27. 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Maj. [James] 

JULY 28 Parr [Philadelphia]. His command of a Penn 

sylvania Rifle corps; forwarding the recruits; 
rifles. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 287 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Dobbs Ferry. To [George Washington, 

JULY 28 Near Dobbs Ferry]. Reported arrival of a 

British fleet at Sandy Hook. L. S. 1 p. 

51, 115 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South 

JULY 28 Carolina]. To [George] Washington [Dobbs 

Ferry]. Operations of a detachment sent against 
the British lower posts; exchange of prisoners; 
weak state of his force; impatient for news from 
the North. A. L. S. 3 pp. 51, 91 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Near Dobbs Ferry]. To 

JULY 28 [George] Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. 

Robberies committed by people in rear of 
the Army and their sympathy with the refugees; 
suggests regulations. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed 
by Humphreys: "Gen. Order form d in con 
sequence. Aug. 1" 51, 106 

1781 Boat-builders. Wapping Creek [New York]. List of names 

JULY 29 and rations requested. Tabular statement. Con 

temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in McDougall 
to Washington, 1781, Aug. 3. 51, 158 

1781 Seely, Silvanus. Morristown [New Jersey]. Return of 

JULY 29 detachment of militia under his command. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Seely to Washington, 1781, July 30.) 51, 124 

1781 Sickels, Zacharias. Poughkeepsie [New York]. Engage- 

JULY 29 ment as a writer to Lt. Col. Richard Varick and 

pledge of secrecy respecting Washington s pa 
pers. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Varick to 
Washington, 1782, Jan. 14. 53, 301 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1907 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Maj. 

JULY 30 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the 

Santee, South Carolina]. Approbation of his 
conduct; demonstration against New York; situ 
ation in the South. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In Ford, 9, 
318. B. XIV, pt. 1, 291 

1781 Washington, George. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Marquis 

JULY 30 de Lafayette [Mattapony River, Virginia]. Prob 

able change of plan from attempt on New York; 
hint of Southern project; establishment of maga 
zines in Virginia, preparation of militia and 
cavalry; the French fleet, etc. Draft signed. 
5 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 9, 321. B. XIV, pt. 1, 297 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Marquis 

JULY 30 de Lafayette [Mattapony River, Virginia]. Riv- 

ington s account of action at Green River; ap 
probation of his conduct; reenforcing [Maj.] 
Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; non-receipt of maps. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIV, pt. 1, 293 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 30 [Anthony] Wayne [Yorktown, Virginia]. The 

action at Greene River; ill state of British 
affairs in the South; [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] 
Wayne s reenforcement of [Maj.] Gen. [Nath 
anael] Greene. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 305 

1781 Brewster, Caleb. Fairfield [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 30 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Reported 

sailing of [Rear] Adml. [Thomas, Lord] Graves 
for Virginia to bring back Cornwallis s army; 
Hessians to be sent to Canada; reported French 
expedition to that place; encloses draft of the 
fort at Lloyd s Neck. A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 125 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Near 

JULY 30 Dobbs Ferry]. Troops from the 2d [Continental] 

regiment forwarded to West Point; report re 
specting the Massachusetts militia; completion 
of the batteaux. L. S. 1 p. Answered Aug. 5. 

51, 120 

1781 Gibbs, Caleb. [Phillipsburg, New York.] Report of pick- 

ets of the American Army mounted July 29. 



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Tabular statement of detail with report of oc 
currences. A. D. S. 1 p. Countersigned by Col. 
Benjamin Tupper. On verso is: 

[Washington, George.] Memorandum of number of Conti 
nental troops by corps and of militia by States. 
A. D. W 

1781 lafayette, [Marquis de]. Malvern Hill [Virginia]. To 

JULY 30 [George] Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Per 

fect intelligence will be forwarded at once. Brit 
ish still in Hampton Roads; difficulty of defend 
ing Virginia; positions of Continentals and mi 
litia; efforts to obtain cavalry; inability to 
fathom Cornwallis s intentions. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Aug. 15. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 364. 51, 139 

1781 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

JULYSO ington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Scarcity of paper; 

few arrivals of militia; boys sent by Connecticut; 
returns enclosed; troops arrived and those sent 
to the Army; reported intention of breaking up 
the issuing post at the Continental Village and 
McDougall s opinion thereon. L. S. 3 pp. 

51, 126 

1781 Seely, Silvanus. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JULY 30 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Continuance 

of the militia at Morristown; ineffectual efforts 

to collect the men. L. S. 1 p. 51, 123 

1781 S. G. [Secret Service.] [Stony Brook, Long Island.] To 

JULY 30 John Bolton [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Hart 

ford, Connecticut]. Garrison and equipment of 
[British] forts at Lloyd s Neck; vessels in har 
bor; pilots, depth of water etc.; description of 
fort at Lloyd s Neck; sailing of British fleet from 
New York; French fleet on way to America; 
need of reenforcements at New York; sketch of 
Lloyd s Neck fortifications. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Capt. 

JULY 31 William Dobbs, Fishkill New York]. Pilots for 

the French fleet ; secrecy. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Cobb. B. XIV, pt. 1, 311 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

JULY 31 [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. Pi- 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1909 

lots for the French fleet ; anxiety to obtain intel 
ligence of British. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 309 

1781 Lafayette, Marquis de. Malvern Hill [Virginia]. To 

JULY 31 [George] Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Corn- 

wallis and officers still in Portsmouth; troops 
embarked; British ships in the river [Elizabeth]; 
information furnished by a servant of Cornwal- 
lis; the situation; literal following of Washing 
ton s instructions; improvement of the Light In 
fantry; value of the cavalry to [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 
thanael] Greene ; mutiny of a British regiment at 
Charleston; polite correspondence with Corn- 
wallis. A. L. S. 4 pp. 51, 137 

1781 Lincoln, Bfenjamin]. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [George] 

JULY 31 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Applications 

of inhabitants for stock in camp; opportunity 
offered to spies; method suggested of handling 
the business. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Hum 
phreys: "Gen. Orders issued in Consequence. 
Aug. 1st." 51, 134 

1781 Moore, Joseph. East Windsor [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JULY 31 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Requesting to 

be exchanged or paroled. A. L. S. 3pp. 51,128 

1781 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JULY 31 ton [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Acknowledgement of 

letters; minor personal matters. L. S. 2 pp. 

51, 130 

1781 Woelpper, J[ohn] D[avid]. Philadelphia. To [George 

JULY 31 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Col. [Lewis] 

Nicola s conduct. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 132 

[1781] Anonymous. Intelligence from Canada. Advance of Brit- 

[JULY] ish in three divisions; treason at Schenectady 

and Albany; aid to be given by Vermont. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Schuyler to Washington, 1781, July 7. 

50, 293 

[1781] Bagley, Josiah. To George Washington. Petition for 

[JULY.] clemency toward Edmund Burke under sen 

tence of death. A. D. S. 2 pp. Agreement of 
six other New York officers to above. Endorsed : 
"Pardon granted." Memorials. 81 



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[1781] Dodge, John. To [George] Washington. Myndert 

[JULY.] Fisher s case; intercedes for his pardon or a 

stay of execution. A. L. S. 2 pp. 115, 19 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. ToMaj.Gen. 

AUG. l [William] Heath [Camp]. Settlement of mode of 

succession [of officers] in hospital department; 

opinion of general officers desired. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 317 

1781 Dobbs, William. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 1 ington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Need of money. 

L. S. 1 p. 51, 142 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. l Washington, Dobbs Ferry. Reports from New 

York; sailing of [Vice Adml. Thomas, Lord] 
Graves; difficulty in obtaining intelligence; 
stations of expresses; assembling of pilots; diffi 
culty in obtaining expresses; misinformation 
regarding Cornwallis arrival at New York. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 146 

1781 Hand, Edward. Dobbs Ferry. Return of recruits from 

AUG. 1 the several States from Jan. 1 to July 31. Tabu 

lar statement. D. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 10, 203 
1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Malvern Hill [Virginia]. To 

AUG. 1 [George] Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Sail 

ing of the British fleet for Baltimore; Maj. 
[William] Macpherson s services. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 15. 51, 141 

1781 loring, Joshua. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To Abra- 

AUG. 1 ham Skinner [Elizabethtown]. Proposition for a 

general exchange of prisoners. Contemporary 
copy by Skinner. 1 p. Enclosed in Skinner to 
Washington, 1781, Aug. 6. 51, 189 

1781 Loring, Joshua. Elizabethtown. To Abraham Skinner 

AUG. l [Elizabethtown]. Reason for non-payment of 

balance of American prisoners; American indebt 
edness for balance due on exchanged Cedars 
prisoners. Contemporary copy by Skinner. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 1781, Aug. 6. 

51, 196 

[1781] [Loring, Joshua.] Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. Copy of 

[AUG. 1] proposal for a general exchange of British and 

German officers of the Convention troops. Tabu- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 1911 

lar statement, giving names of British, German 
and American officers and their tariff value. 
Contemporary copy by Skinner. 4 pp. Enclosed 
in Skinner to Washington, 1781, Aug. 6. 51, 192 

1781 Mitchell, Alexander. Wyoming [Pennsylvania]. To 

AUG. 1 [George Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Lack 

of provisions; need of beef to prevent mutiny or 

an evacuation of the post; requests relief. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Aug. 8. 52, 28 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. l Joshua Loring [Elizabethtown]. Demands rea 

son of non-payment of prisoners due ; surprise at 
his not having sent out the men. Contemporary 
copy by Skinner. 1 p. Enclosed in Skinner to 
Washington, 1781, Aug. 6. 51, 191 

1781 Board of General Officers. Near Dobbs Ferry. On plans 

AUG. 2 for succession [of officers] in the Medical De 

partment. Members: Maj. Genls. Heath, Stirling, 
Lincoln, Howe, Parsons; Brig. Genls. Knox, 
Glover, Paterson, Huntington. D. S. by all the 
members. 2 pp. F. Ill, 35 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Comte de 

AUG. 3 Barras [Newport]. Expected arrival of Comte 

de Grasse at Sandy Hook, and operation against 
New York; false report of arrival of British 
troops from Virginia. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 279 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Capt.] 

AUG. 3 William Dobbs [Fishkill], Money. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of William Stephen Smith. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 319 

[1781] Charleston, (South Carolina) Plan of coast and rivers in 

[AUG. 3?] vicinity of Charleston. 1 p. Enclosed in Lincoln 

to Washington, 1781, Aug. 3? 51, 152a 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 3 Washington, Phillipsburg]. British fleet bound 

for Quebec; French fleet [of Comte De Grasse] 
sailed from the West Indies; expected arrival of 
[Vice] Adml. [George Brydges] Rodney at New 
York; secret service arrangements to report 
British naval intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Aug. 5. 50, 323 



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1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [George] 

AUG. 3 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Description of 

Charleston, its approaches, defense advantages, 
harbor, etc. ; scheme of attack. L. S. 6pp. 

51, 150 

1781 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 3 ington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Approach of In 

valids from Boston; wretched condition of those 
from Philadelphia; returns enclosed; court- 
martial sentences; character of Edmund Burke; 
distressed situation of boat builders at Wapping 
Creek; their ration claim in event of reenlist- 
ment; arrival of Connecticut militia; minor mili 
tary matters. L. S. 4 pp. 51, 154 
1781 Massachusetts militia. West Point. Return of militia 
AUG. 3 from Massachusetts. Tabular statement. 1 p. 
Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 1781, 
Aug. 3. 51, 157 
1781 Nicola, Lewis. West Point. Return of Invalid Regiment. 
AUG. 3 Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
McDougall to Washington, 1781, Aug. 3. 51, 156 
1781 Nicola, Lewis. West Point. Return of Invalid regiment. 
AUG. 3 Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Nicola to Washington, 1781, Aug. 4. 51, 167 
1781 Pickering, Timothy. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [George] 
AUG. 3 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Propositions 
for general orders respecting horses in the Army; 
forage supply and chances of a failure in the 
hay crop. A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 159 
1781 Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts.] State of 
AUG. 3 recruits of the counties of Worcester, Hampshire 
and Berkshire. Tabular statement. 1). S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Shepard to Washington, 1781, Aug. 
7. 51, 213 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Newburgh. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 3 [Near Dobbs Ferry], Transmits accounts of 

money due from American officers for board, etc. 
while in captivity. A. L. S. I p. Endorsed 
by Tilghman: "The Acct. alluded to was taken 
back by Mr. Skinner to Copy." 51, 168 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To the Officer com- 

AUG. 4 manding the Berkshire militia [Berkshire, Mas 

sachusetts]. Requisition for 600 men to march 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1913 

to Albany; urges compliance. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XVI, pt. 1, 323 

1781 Forrest, T[homas]. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

Auo. 4 ton, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Resignation. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Oct. 8. 51, 172 

1781 Galvan, [William]. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 4 Near Dobbs Ferry]. SoUicits a lieut-colonelcy; 

Marquis [de Lafayette s] and [Brig.] Gen. [Peter] 
Muhlenberg s certificates; account of his fatigues 
and services in the Virginia campaign; attach 
ment to Washington s person. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

51, 173 

1781 Hewlett, James. Provost [at Camp]. To George Washing- 

AUG. 4 ton [Near Dobbs Ferry]. His long imprisonment ; 

piloted Comte D Estaing; pleads for release. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 170 

1781 Nicola, Lewis. West Point. To [George Washington, 

AUG. 4 Near Dobbs Ferry], Arrival of the Invalids at 

West Point; their ability to do duty; difficulty 
in getting wood and water; requests [court- 
martial] of himself on arrival of Capt. [John 
David] Woelpper. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Aug. 10. 51, 166 

1781 Parr, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 4 [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Difficulty in recruiting 

his [rifle] corps. A. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 160 

[1781] [Pickering, Timothy.] [Newburgh.] Memorandum to 

[AUG. 4?] [Lt.] Col. [David] Humphreys respecting tents 

and duck for same. A. D. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 333 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [George 

AUG. 4 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Slowness of 

Massachusetts militia in reaching Rhode Island. 

L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Trumbull: "Letter of 

same Date to Gov. Hancock in Consequence." 

51, 169 

The draft, by David Cobb, of the letter to Hancock is in C, IV, pt. 1, 
429. It is dated Aug. 3, 1781. 

1781 T[rumbull,] Jonathan]. [Near Dobbs Ferry]. To Maj. 

AUG. 4 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. De 

scription of a British spy. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 321 



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1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 5 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Exposed situation of 

the frontier and continuance of [Col. Philip Van] 
Cortlandt s [2d] Continental regiment at Albany; 
Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln s errand to Berk 
shire and Hampshire counties to rouse the militia. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 325 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 5 [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. 

British fleet off Block Island; expectation of 
French fleet; dangerous route of the expresses 
and orders to change same. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 327 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. Dobbs Ferry. To Col. [Timothy] 

AUG. 5 Pickering [Newburgh]. Supply of tents; boats 

below King s Ferry. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 331 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Col. [Alex- 

AUG. 5 ander] Scammell [Dobbs Ferry]. Orders to 

provide covering party and escort for the Com 
mander-in-chief on the North River Road. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 329 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Dobbs Ferry. Instructions to 

AUG. 6 Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Camp]. Delay in 

drawing out the Hampshire and Berkshire mi 
litia; recital of attempts; Lincoln to use every 
means to forward them to Army. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 335 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee. To [George] 

AUG. 6 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. French fleet 

from the West Indies; forwards account of his 
situation; importance of New York; Cornwallis 
in Virginia; possibility of his capture by aid of 
the fleet; Charleston, its strength and defenses; 
number of garrison; force possible for Greene to 
raise; question of a siege; memorandum of land 
ing places; chances of success; control of the sea; 
waits Washington s orders; situation of the 
enemy in South Carolina ; possibility of Cornwal- 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1915 

lis attempting to return to Charleston; a minor 
cavalry success. A. L. Unsigned. 18 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 368. 51, 204 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Camp on the Pamunky [River, 

AUG. 6 Virginia]. To [George] Washington [Near Dobbs 

Ferry]. Cornwallis at York and Gloucester; 
Lafayette s movements; strength of the British 
and their position at York and Gloucester; La 
fayette s measures; the attempt against New 
York; possibility of influencing Cornwallis s 
manceuvers. A. L. S. 6 pp. Answered Aug. 17. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 366. 

51, 183 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. New Castle [Virginia]. To Maj. 

AUG. 6 Gen. [William] Smallwood [Annapolis, Mary 

land] British at York and Gloucester; need of 
reenforcement. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. En 
closed in Smallwood to Washington, 1781, 
Aug. 9. 51, 223 

1781 Massachusetts, Subalterns. Near Dobbs Ferry [New 

AUG. 6 York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [High 

lands], Requesting a board of officers to settle 
rank of subalterns. D. S: Ralph T. Bowles, Ben. 
Ray, Charles Selden. Committee. 2 pp. W 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [George] 

AUG. 6 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Demand on 

British for prisoners still due on exchange; con 
sequent proposals received. Recent copy. 1 p. 
Answered Aug. 8. 51, 187 

1781 Washington, George. Dobbs Ferry. To Comte de Ro- 

AUG. 7 chambeau [Phillipsburg]. Transmitting letter 

for Gov. [William] Greene to aid in protecting the 
French fleet. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

D. I, pt. 2, 283 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Dobbs Ferry. To Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 7 [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. Recruiting 

reports from Pennsylvania; charges against Col. 
[Lewis] Nicola; effect of dependence of the cam 
paign on Cornwallis s movements. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 339 



1916 LJBRABY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Greene, N[athanael]. High Hills of the Santee. To 

AUG. 7 [George Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry], Re 

quests information of the expected West In 
dies reenforcement [Comte De Grasse s fleet]; 
Greene s arrangements contingent upon the plan 
of campaign; fear of French departure before 
any plan can be fully carried out; interest of 
France in expulsion of British from America; 
position of enemy and Greene s intentions. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 51, 200 

1781 Hamilton, Alexander]. [Phillipsburg]. To [George Wash- 

AUG. 7 ington, Phillipsburg]. Need of shoes for troops. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 9. 116, 26 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [George 

AUG. 7 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Desire of 

Rhode Island militia to be discharged; need of 
their services; critical situation; British convoy 
in Long Island Sound. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed 
by Trumbull : " Ansd. by Letter of same Date to 
Gov. Greene." 51, 194 

The draft, by Trumbull, of the letter to Greene is in C, IV, pt. 1, 439. 

1781 Shepard, William. Springfield [Massachusetts] To [George 

AUG. 7 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Conditions at 

Springfield; recruiting matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

51, 212 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Capt. [Alex- 

AUG. 8 ander] Mitchell, Wyoming. Surprised at his dis 

tress for supplies; remedial measures taken. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. XVI, pt. 1, 341 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Abraham Skin- 

AUG. 8 ner [Philadelphia]. British propositions for the 

release of [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne and Con 
vention officers; the Cedars prisoners; prece 
dence in exchange of Southern officers and men 
of [Col. James?] De Lancey s corps; demand for 
release of citizens. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 345 

1781 Barras, [Comte de.] Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

AUG. 8 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Desire to serve 

interest of both the King [Louis XVI] and the 

United States; expected arrival of Comte de 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1917 

Grasse at Sandy Hook; intelligence from the 
West Indies, etc. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

51, 215 

1781 Humphreys, D[avid]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To Col. [Charles] 

AUG. 8 Stewart [Peekskill]. Salt provision on the Con 

necticut river; transportation to Hartford. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 343 
1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George Washing- 

AUQ. 8 ton, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Reports of intended 

capture of Schuyler; attack on his house; guard 
ordered; money for payment for building boats; 
rum borrowed. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Aug. 16. 51, 218 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Lt. Col. 

AUG. 9 [Alexander] Hamilton [Camp]. Supply of shoes 

for [New York] State troops under his com 
mand. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 349 

1781 Washington,. George [Phillipsburg.] To Maj. Gen. Wil- 

AUG. 9 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Ordering Board of 

General Officers to settle dispute of rank between 
Cols. [Heman] Swift and [Samuel Blatchley] 
Webb. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. W 

1781 Clinton, James. Albany. To [George] Washington [Near 

AUG. 9 Dobbs Ferry]. Arrival of [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

Stark; assembling of militia from the eastward 
and levies from New York; daring attempt to 
capture [Philip John] Schuyler; scouting parties 
from Canada. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 16. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 374. 51, 227 

1781 Nicola, Lewis. West Point. Return of detachment of 

AUG. 9 Invalids stationed at Fishkill. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Nicola to 
Washington, 1781, Aug. 4. 51, 265 

1781 Smallwood, William. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George] 

AUG. 9 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Ineffectual 

efforts to raise and equip men in Maryland; de 
lay in march of the 3d [Maryland] regiment south 
ward; difficulties in obtaining dragoons and nine 
months men; disbelief in rumored invasion of 
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Col. [Moses] Hazen and his request; embarrass 
ments of the Delaware levies; British Army at 
York and Gloucester. L. S. 5 pp. Answered 
Aug. 24. 51, 220 

1781 Stark, John. Albany. To [George] Washington [Near 

AUG. 9 Dobbs Ferry]. Promises of the Governor 

[Thomas Chittenden] and leading men [of Ver 
mont] of assistance in repelling the British; 
troops sent to Saratoga on an alarm; capture of 
tories en route to Canada; delay of the Hamp 
shire and Berkshire militia; lack of means to 
obtain expresses; assistance promised from 
[Philip John] Schuyler; lack of rum; inability to 
report the true state of the Northern Depart 
ment. L. S. 3pp. Answered Aug. 16. 51,224 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Comte de 

AUG. 10 Barras [Newport]. British embarkation at 

Hampton Roads; expected arrival of [Vice] 
Adml. [George Brydges] Rodney and Comte 
De Grasse. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 285 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To [Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 10 Alexander McDougall, West Point]. Invalid 

Corps at West Point; court-martial matters; 
regiments ordered down; charges against Col. 
Lewis Nicola. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 351 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Dobbs Ferry. To Col. [Lewis] 

AUG. 10 Nicola [West Point]. Difficulties of the Invalid 

Corps; charges against him and Sergt. [Samuel] 

Castleton. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 355 

1781 Davenport, Abraham. Stamford [Connecticut]. To 

AUG. 10 [George] Washington [near Dobbs Ferry]. 

Exposed situation of Stamford; outrages suf 
fered; requests troops. L. S. 1 p. 51, 239 

[1781] [Humphreys, David.] [Phillipsburg, New York.] Memo- 

[Auo. 10] randum of British force in South Carolina; regi 

ments there Jan. 6, 1781, and those sent else 
where, numbers captured, etc. A. D. 2 pp. W 

[1781] Seely, Silvanus. [Dobbs Ferry.] To [George] Washing- 

[Auo. 10] ton [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Transmitting a return 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1919 

of his regiment; his march [to Dobbs Ferry] and 
collection of men on the way. L. S. 1 p. 

51, 231 

1781 [Seely, Silvanus.] Dobbs Ferry. Return of Col. Seely s 

AUG. 10 regiment of three months New Jersey levies. 

Tabular statement. 2 pp. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 51, 223 

1781 Barras, [Comte de.] Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

AUG. 11 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Arrival of 

despatches [from Comte de Grasse]. L. S. 1 p. 
(In French.) 51, 241 

1781 Dennis, Patrick. Baskingridge [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 11 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Need of 

horses, boats and guard for the pilots; advan 
tage of staying at Monmouth. L.S. 1 p. 51,243; 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 11 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Alteration of 

route of expresses; arrival of a British fleet at 

Sandy Hook. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 

13. Endorsed by Humphreys: "Extract of the 

information given same day to Cte. Rocham- 

beau" 51, 241 

1781 Humphreys D[avid]. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Lt.] Col. 

AUG. 11 [Calvin] Smith [Camp]. Orders for Lt. [John] 

Holden. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 359 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] New Kent Mountain [Virginia]. 

AUG. 11 To [George] Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. 

Willingness to stay in Virginia; requests more 

minute information through Maj. [Lt. Col. Jean 

Baptiste] Gouvion or Comte Damas; Cornwallis 

intrenching at York and Gloucester; trouble 

between the Virginians and Pennsylvanians; 

latter to be sent [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene 

ostensibly by Washington s orders. A. L. S. 

4 pp. Answered Aug. 27. 51, 237 

[1781] Swift, Heman. [Near Dobbs Ferry]. To [Board of Gen- 

[Auo. 11] eral Officers, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Dispute of 

rank with Col. [Samuel Blatchley] Webb. A. L. S.. 

1 p. W 

1781 T[rumbull,] Jonathan]. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Col. 

AUG. 11 Elias Dayton, Dobbs Ferry]. Orders to cover 

and protect the convoy coming from the Jerseys. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 357 



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1781 Webb, Samuel B[latchley]. NearDobbs Ferry. To Board 

AUG. 11 of General Officers [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Hank 

dispute with Col. [Heman] Swift; claim, etc. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. W 

[1781] [Webb, Samuel Blatchley.] [Near Dobbs Ferry]. To 

[AUG. 11?] [Board of General Officers, Near Dobbs Ferry]. 

Col. [Heman] Swift s pretensions to rank. A. D. 

4 pp. W 

1781 Wickes, Thomas. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 11 Washington [Phillipsburg]. Forwarding report 

of approach of a French fleet. A. L. S. 1 p. 

25, 129 

1781 [Barras, Comte de.] Newport [Rhode Island], To [Comte 

AUG. 12 de Rochambeau, Near Dobbs Ferry]. [Comte] 

de Grasse does not depend on Barras for coopera 
tion; impossibility of attempting New York 
from lack of water to cross the bar [with heavy 
ships]; proposes an expedition against New 
foundland; readiness to set sail. Contemporary 
translation by Tilghman. 2 pp. 51, 246 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Capt. [Patrick] 

AUG. 13 Dennis [Baskingridge, New Jersey]. Precautions 

for safety of the pilots. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 363 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Brig.] 

AUG. 13 Gen. [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. 

Intelligence of a British fleet. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 361 

[1781] Anonymous. [New Jersey] To [Col. David Forman, Free- 

[Auo. 13] hold]. British fleet from Europe at Sandy Hook; 

number of troops aboard; the Saratoga and the 

Trumbull taken. 1 p. Enclosed in Forman to 

Washington, 1781, Aug. 13. 51, 253 

[1781] Belknap, Hannah. [Long Island]. To [George] Washing- 

[Auo. 13] ton [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Petitions to be allowed 

to return from Long Island; circumstances of 

her going there. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Waterbury to Washington, 1781, Aug. 13. 

51, 249 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 13 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Forwarding 

intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Aug. 14. 

51, 251 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1921 

[1781] James, Sarah. [Long Island.] To [George] Washington 

[Auo. 13] [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Requests permission to re 

turn to Rhode Island; circumstances of her going 
to Long Island. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Waterbury to Washington, 1781, Aug. 13. 

51, 250 

1781 Waterbury, David. White Plains. To [George] Washing- 

AUG. 13 ton [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Forwarding papers re 

ceived by flag. Memorandum by D[avid] C[obb] 
of answer given to the petitions [of Sarah James 
and Hannah Belknap]. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by 
Cobb: "Ansd. the same day." 51, 248 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. To [Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 14 David Forman, Monmouth, New Jersey]. In 

telligence of arrival of a British fleet. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. I, 365 

1781 Barras, [Comte de]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

AUG. 14 Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Despatches 

from Comte de Grasse; project against Cornwal- 
lis; cooperation with de Grasse; awaits decision 
of Washington and Rochambeau. L. S. 3 pp. 
(In French.) 51, 262 

1781 Fowler, Alexander]. Pittsburg. Grievances, complaints 

AUG. 14 and accusations exhibited against Col. Daniel 

Brodhead by citizens of Westmoreland and 

Washington counties and the town of Pittsburg. 

A. D. S. 2 pp. Addressed to Brodhead. 

Memorandum by Brodhead of controversy be 
tween Fowler and Capt. John Finley as to the 
Deputy Judge Advocateship. Enclosed in Brod 
head to Washington, 1781, Aug. 23. 51, 315 

Papers respecting this controversy which was also referred to the 
State authority, and which raged almost the entire time of Brodhead s 
commanding at Fort Pitt, are among the Pennsylvania manuscripts in 
the Library of Congress. 

1781 Goodrich, William. Stockbridge [Massachusetts]. To 

AUG. 14 [George] Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Offer 

of volunteers. A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 266 

1781 Nicola, Lewis. West Point. To [George] Washington, 

AuG - !4 Near Dobbs Ferry]. Physical condition of the 

Invalid company from Boston; need of clothing 

for men from Philadelphia; British clothes. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 264 

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1781 Washington, George. Dobbs Ferry. To [Comte de Barras, 

AUG. 15 Newport]. British naval reenforcement and 

urging junction with Comte De Grasse in the 
Chesapeake. Auto, draft signed of a postscript 
added to Rochambeau s letter to Barras of this 
date. 1 p. In Ford, 9, 336, note. 

D. I, pt. 2/289 

The letter-book copy of Rochambeau s letter to Barras is among the 
Rochambeau papers in the Library of Congress. 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Marquis de 

AUG. 15 Lafayette [York River, Virginia]. Arrival of a 

British fleet at New York; Comte de Grasse ex 
pected in the Chesapeake and directions for 
Lafayette s guidance in the contigency. Draft- 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
Ford, 9, 334. B. XIV, pt. 1, 367 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Col. [Samuel] 

AUG. 15 Miles [Philadelphia]. Important despatches for 

Marquis de Lafayette. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 371 

1781 Board of General Officers. Near Dobbs Ferry. Considera- 

AUG. 15 tion of grounds of dispute about rank among 

subalterns of Massachusetts and Connecticut 
lines. Members: Maj. Genls. Heath, Stirling, 
Lincoln, Howe, Parsons; Brig. Genls. Glover, 
Paterson, Huntington and Hazen. D. S. by all 
the members. 2 pp. W 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden] and Others. [Dobbs Ferry.] 

AUG. 15 To [George Washington, Dobbs Ferry]. Col. 

[John] Durkee s retirement and consequent pro 
motions. Contemporary copy by David Cobb. 

A. VI, pt. 1, 225 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. Phillipsburg. To Lt. Col. [David] 

AUG. 15 Humphreys [Phillipsburg]. Estimate of quan 

tity of forage to be left with families in this 
vicinity [Westchester County.] A. L. S. 2 pp. 

W 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Comte de Bar- 

AUG. 16 ras [Newport]. Supply of vessels sent for con 

voy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 291 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 16 [James] Clinton [Albany]. Arrival of [Brig.] Gen. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1923 

[John] Stark and militia; orders for remaining 
Continental troops to join the Army; guard for 
[Philip John] Schuyler. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 375 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To [Philip John] 

AUG. 16 Schuyler [Albany]. Congratulations on his es 

cape; orders for a guard; replacement of bor 
rowed rum. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. In Sparks, 8, 129. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 393 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 16 [John] Stark [Saratoga, New York]. Behavior 

and disposition of people of Vermont; prisoners, 

militia, lack of money and rum. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 377 

1781 Board of General Officers, Near Dobbs Ferry. Considera- 

AUG. 16 tion and report on memorial of Udny Hay. 

Members: Maj. Genls. Heath, Stirling, Lincoln, 

Howe, Parsons; Brig. Genls. Knox, Glover, 

Huntington and Hazen. D. S. of Heath. 1 p. 

W 

[1781] Duportail, [Louis Le Begue.] [Phillipsburg.] To [George 

[AUG. 16?] Washington, Phillipsburg]. Continuance of 

preparations for an attack on New York as a 
blind. A. L. S. 1 p. F. Ill, 39 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 16 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Arrival of a 

British fleet off Sandy Hooks; believes it to be 
[Rear] Adml. [Thomas, Lord] Graves s. A. L. S. 
1 p. 51, 267 

1781 [Washington, George and Comte de Rochambeau] Phillips- 

AUG. 17 burg. To Comte de Grasse [off the Atlantic 

Coast]. Transfer of campaign to the South ; con 
tingencies of operations in Virginia or against 
Charleston. Draft. 7 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 336. 

D. I, pt. 2, 295 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Col. 

17 Elias Dayton, Dobbs Ferry]. Orders for a patrol 

of the country between "Closter and the New 
Bridge." Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
William Stephens Smith. B. XIV, pt. 1, 383 



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1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To [Brig.] Gen. 

AUG. 17 [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. 

British fleet from Europe. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

" B. XIV, pt. 1, 381 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry To [Marquis de 

AUG. 17 Lafayette, York River, Virginia]. [Brig.] Gen. 

[Louis Le Begue] Duportail s confidential mis 
sion. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Cobb. B. XIV, pt. 1, 379 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Dobbs Ferry.] To Comte de 

AUG. 17 Rochambeau [Phillipsburg]. Route of march 

and distances for the French Army from Phil 
lipsburg to Trenton. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. Extract in Ford, 
9, 343, note. D. I, pt. 2, 293 

1781 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. Boston. To George Washing- 

AUG. 17 ton [Near Dobbs Ferry]. His arrival with 

clothing and accoutrements for his legion ; other 
supplies; question of land or water carriage to 
Philadelphia; honors conferred on Armand by 
the King [Louis XVI]; appreciation of Wash 
ington s kindness. A. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 269 

1781 Barras, [Comte de]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To Comte 

AUG. 17 de Rochambeau [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Regret at 

the opposition of both Washington and Rocham 
beau to his project [against Newfoundland]; 
intention of sending the French artillery, etc. 
to the Chesapeake in accordance with his and 
Washington s desire ; insists on hazardous nature 
of the move ; convoy of provisions from Boston 
for Comte de Grasse; the Virginia situation; 
shipping that must be left at Rhode Island. 
Contemporary translation by Tilghman. 7 pp. 

51, 354 

1781 Putnam, Rufus. Near Dobbs Ferry. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 17 ington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Names of officers 

recommended for regimental staff appointments 

for the 5th Massachusetts regiment. A. L. S. 

1 p. 51, 268 

1781 [Washington, George.] Dobbs Ferry. To Comte de Barras 

AUG. 18 [Newport]. Arrival of [Rear] Adml. [Thomas, 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1925 

Lord] Graves at Sandy Hook. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 3.03 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Dobbs Ferry. ToMaj.Gen. 

AUG. 18 [Alexander] McDougall [West Pointl]. Boats to 

be sent to King s Ferry. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 385 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Dobbs Ferry.] To Comte de 

AUG. 18 Rochambeau [Phillipsburg]. Exchange of flour. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 305 

1781 Barras, [Comte de.] Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

AUG. 18 [George] Washington [Near Dobbs Ferry]. 

Acknowledging his and [Comte] de Rocham- 

beau s letter; instructions will be carried out. 

L. S. 1 p. (In French) 51, 271 

1781 Duncan, David. Pittsburg. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 18 [Phillipsburg]. His arrest; [Alexander] Fowler s 

charges and his acting as prosecutor. L. S. 1 p. 

50, 216 

1781 Zeisberger, D[avid]. Tuppaking [On the Muskingum]. 

AUG. 18 To [Col. John Gibson, Fort Pitt]. Advance of 

Indians toward Wheeling and Forts Pitt and 
Mclntosh; [Col.] Guy Johnson s advance from 
Presque Isle; safety contributed [to the Mora 
vian town] by [Brig.] Gen. [George Rogers] 
Clark s march; enjoins secrecy as to his com 
munication; messenger from Capt. Johnny. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Gibson 
to Washington, 1781, Aug. 24. 51, 336 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To Col. 

AUG. 19 [Elias] Dayton [Dobbs Ferry]. Jersey Line and 

Hazen s [2d Canadian] regiment to march to 
heights between Chatham and Springfield [New 
Jersey]; [Lt.] Col. [Sylvanus] Seeley to remain 
at Dobbs ; French bakery at Chatham. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 399 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] Instructions 

AuG - [!9] to Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Near Sing Sing, 

New York]. Extent of his command ; protection 



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of West Point and covering of country ; demoli 
tion of works at Dobbs Ferry ; returns of troops 
to Congress and care of boats. Draft. 7 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 387 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Dobbs Ferry.] To [Maj.] 

AUG. 19 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. 

Change of plan; offer of a command with de 
tachment to move South; troops ordered to 
King s Ferry. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 395 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

AUG. 19 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. Brodhead s 

right to command ; [Alexander] Fowler s charges ; 
controversy over the Deputy Judge Advocate- 
ship between Fowler and Capt. [John] Finley ; ac 
tion of officers respecting Brodhead s right to 
command; requests directions. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

51, 316 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To Col. John Gibson [Fort 

AUG. 19 Pitt]. Requests opinion of officers, in writing, on 

his right to command. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Gibson to Washington, 1781, Aug. 25. 51, 339 

1781 Fowler, Alexander]. [Pittsburg.] To Col. John Gibson 

AUG. 19 [Fort Pitt]. Charges handed Col. [Daniel] Brod 

head; [Washington s] instructions; refusal to 
acknowledge Capt. John Finley s authority as 
Deputy Judge Advocate General. Contempo 
rary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Brodhead to 
Washington, 1781, Aug. 19. 51, 318 

Second copy enclosed in Gibson to Washington, 1781, Aug. 25. 51, 337. 

1781 Gibson, John and Others. Fort Pitt. To [Col. Daniel 

AUG. 19 Brodhead, Fort Pitt]. Opinion of the impro 

priety of his commanding at Fort Pitt. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. The original was signed by 
Gibson and twelve other officers. Enclosed 
in Brodhead to Washington, 1781, Aug. 19. 

51, 320 

Second copy, by Gibson, enclosed in Gibson to Washington, 1781, Aug. 
25. 51, 341. 

1781 Peterson, Gabriel, Archibald Read and James Morrison. 

AUG. 19 Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington [Near Dobbs 

Ferry]. Manner in which they have been de 
ranged; petition a correction of the error. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 273 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1927 

1781 Stark, John. Albany. To [George] Washington [Near 

AUG. 20 Dobbs Ferry]. Slowness of Massachusetts mi 

litia in arriving; number sent to Schoharie; 
awaits arrival of a larger force before moving his 
quarters to Saratoga. L. S. 1 p. 51, 274 

1781 [Washington, George.] [King s Ferry.] To the Officer 

AUG. 21 commanding British fleet at New York [Vice- 

Adml. Marriot Arbuthnot]. Complaints as to 
treatment of prisoners on prison-ships; requests 
permission for an American Commissary to in 
spect same. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. E. 419 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. King s Ferry [New York.] To 

AUG. 21 Marquis de Lafayette [York River, Virginia]. 

March of French and American armies for Vir 
ginia ; collection of wagons in that state ; preven 
tion of escape of enemy ; water-craft to be sent to 
Head of Elk. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In part in Ford, 9, 346, 
note. B. XIV, pt. 1, 401 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. King s Ferry. To Comte de Ro- 

AUG. 21 chambeau [en route to King s Ferry]. March of 

the French; passage of the river by the Conti 
nental Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. Extract in Ford, 9, 346, 
note. D. I, pt. 2, 307 

1781 [Washington, George.] Chatham [New Jersey]. To Comte 

AUG. 21 de Rochambeau [Whippany]. Detachment to 

cover the French bakery at Chatham. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Cobb. 

D. I, pt. 2, 327 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [King s Ferry.] To [Lt.] Col. [Syl- 

AUG. 21 vanus] Seeley [Dobbs Ferry]. Orders for continu 

ing at Dobbs and march toward Springfield ; in 
telligence of enemy in New York. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 403 

1781 Barras, [Comte de]. Newport [Rhode Island]. To 

AuG - 21 [George Washington, King s Ferry]. American 

militia to guard the fleet; encloses important let 
ter to Chevalier de La Luzerne. A. L. S. 1 p. 
(In French) 51, 293 

1781 lafayette, [Marquis de]. Forks of York River [Virginia]. 

AUG - 21 To [George Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. 



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Actions of the enemy at York and Gloucester; 
Lafayette s position; measures for bringing out 
the militia; [Brig.] Gen. [Anthony] Wayne s 
movements; officer to meet [Comte de Grasse]; 
general plan of Lafayette s intended measures; 
number of his troops; difficulties in forming 
magazines and obtaining provisions; lack of 
clothing, heavy artillery and ammunition; 
wishes for Washington s presence; inability of 
staff officers to carry on matters in a large com- 
paign; prospects of compelling Cornwallis to sur 
render. A. L. S. 7 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 389. 51, 276 

1781 Pickering, T[imothy]. King s Ferry. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 21 ington [King s Ferry]. Examination of roads; 

quartermaster stores and carpenter tools; offi 
cers baggage; allowance of wagons for same. 
A. L. S. 2pp. Endorsed by Trumbull: "Genl. 
Order in Consequence issued next Day." 51, 289 

1781 Seely, Silvanus. Dobbs Ferry. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 21 [Near Dobbs Ferry]. Orders governing his posi 

tion; the food situation; reconnoitering boats of 
the enemy. L. S. 1 p. 51, 275 

1781 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George 

AUG. 21 Washington, Near Dobbs Ferry]. His instruc 

tions; pay and subsistence; forage for two horses; 
pay for writers; encloses invoices of property 
left in his charge at New Windsor; firewood, 
candles, etc. ; need of an order from Washington. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by Trumbull: " ansd. 
10 Octo. & Instructions & Appointment for 
warded." 51, 282 

[1781] Varick, Richard. [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Inventory 

[Auo. 21] of articles of baggage of Gen. Washington left in 

charge of Varick, June 25, 1781 and forwarded 
to Head Quarters Aug. 21, 1781 and list of articles 
left in his charge Aug. 21, 1781. A. Ds. S. 2 
pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 51, 284 

1781 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [Lt. 

AUG. 21 Col. Jonathan] Trumbull [jr., Near Dobbs Ferry]. 

His appointment [as Recording Secretary]; 

agreement as to pay, etc.; need of forage for an 



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extra horse; firewood; additionals to writers; 
need of money by October. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

51, 280 

1781 Zeisberger, David. Tuppaking [On the Muskingum]. To 

AUG. 21 Col. [Daniel] Brodhead or [John] Gibson [Fort 

Pitt]. Indians and tories at Gnadenhutten ; 

their intelligence of [Brig.] Gen. [George Rogers] 

Clark s expedition; narrow escape of Sahdusky; 

intended expedition against Wheeling; feeling 

among the Delawares ; force sent against Clark. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Gibson 

to Washington, 1781, Aug. 24. 51, 342 

1781 [Washington, George.] King s Ferry. Answers to ques- 

AUG. 22 tions of Comte de Rochambeau. Draft. 3 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 309 

1781 [Washington, George.] King s Ferry. To [Maj. Gen. Ar- 

AUG. 22 thur St. Clair, Philadelphia]. Assembling of 

Pennsylvania and Delaware recruits. Drafts. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Cobb. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 405 

1781 [Washington, George.] King s Ferry. To [Benoit Joseph] 

AUG. 22 de Tarl6 [King s Ferry]. Exchange of flour. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. D. I, pt. 2, 317 
1781 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Philadelphia. To [George 
AUG. 22 Washington, King s Ferry]. Requesting ex 
change of certain of his friends. A. L. S. 1 p. 

51, 297 

1781 Dnportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Philadelphia. To [George 

AUG. 22 Washington, King s Ferry]. Illness; intended 

rapidity of his journey to reach the Marquis de 

Lafayette. 51, 295 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Upper part of Sing Sing [New York]. 

AUG. 22 To [George] Washington [King s Ferry]. March 

toward Croton ; covering the French baggage and 

forwarding the American. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 294 

[1781] [Rochambeau, Comte de.] King s Ferry. Questions pro- 

[Auc. 22] posed [to Gen. George Washington]. Peekskill 

as a safe location for hospital and stores; com 
munication between Boston, Providence and the 
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the Delaware; transportation to Head of Elk 
and down the Chesapeake. Contemporary copy. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 313 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Peekskill [New York]. To 

AUG. 22 [George] Washington [King s Ferry]. March of 

the French ; unexpected difficulties ; baggage and 

artillery; letters from France at Boston. L. S. 

2 pp. 51, 295 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 23 [King s Ferry]. Col. [John] Gibson s claim [to 

command at Fort Pitt]; complaint of officers; 
[Alexander] Fowler s actions; scarcity of provi 
sion; conduct of the 7th Virginia regiment; need 
of clothing preparations for an expedition against 
the Sandusky Indians and the question of com 
mand. A.L.S. 3pp. Answered Sep. 6. 51,313 

1781 Cambray, Chevalier du. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 23 ington [King s Ferry]. Requesting to be ex 

changed ; his knowledge of the Southern country. 
Recent copy. 1 p. 51, 312 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 23 Washington, King s Ferry]. [Rear] Adml. 

[Thomas, Lord] Graves at Sandy Hook; move 
ments of the British ships; reports of [Comte] 
De Grasse s arrival. A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 311 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 23 Washington [King s Ferry]. Intended camp at 

Crompond and necessity of moving nearer the 
river; demand for teams from the Quartermas 
ter General; Heath s situation if compelled to 
comply. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Aug. 24. 

51, 308 

1781 Schaick, G[oose] V[an]. Camp near King s Ferry. To 

AUG. 23 [George] Washington [King s Ferry]. Superseded 

by Col. [Moses] Hazen; requests leave to lay his 
case before Congress. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by 
Trumbull: "Ans. 24th Liberty given to proceed 
to Phila 51, 303 

1781 Stark, John. Albany. To [George] Washington [King s 

AUG. 23 Ferry]. Retention of armorers; arrival of mi 

litia; retention of a guide. L. S. 2 pp. 51, 310 



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1781 Washington, George. King s Ferry. To Col. [Elias] Day- 

AUG. 24 ton [Near Springfield, New Jersey]. Desiring in 

telligence of effect of late movements upon the 
British at New York and strength of enemy on 
Staten Island; orders to be in readiness to march. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 421 
1781 [Washington, George.] King s Ferry. To [Brig.] Gen. [Da- 

AUG. 24 vid] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. Orders 

to watch movements of British fleet. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghmau. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 419 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. King s Ferry. To [Comte de 

AUG. 24 Grasse, near Chesapeake Bay]. Junction of 

Comte de Barras with his fleet; urging sending of 

frigates and transports to Head of Elk. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

D. I, pt. 2, 319 

1781 [Washington, George.] King s Ferry. To Lt. Abijah Ham- 

AUG. 24 mond, Boston. Conditions on which he is grant 

ed leave for a sea voyage. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1 , 423 
1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. King s Ferry. ToMaj.Gen. [Wil- 

AUG. 24 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Request for travelling 

forges. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Cobb. B. XIV, pt. 1, 407 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Haverstraw [New York]. To 

AuG - 24 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Orders 

to furnish teams at once. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. XIV, pt. 1, 409 

1781 [Washington, George.] King s Ferry. To Marquis de La- 

AuG - 24 fayette [York River, Virginia]. Major [Caleb] 

Gibbs sent to fill the place of Major [William] 
Galvan. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt 1., 415 

1781 [Washington, George.] King s Ferry. To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

AuG - 24 jamin] Lincoln [Camp]. Instructions for march 

of his detachment to Philadelphia; route, dis 
tances, etc. Auto, draft. 3 pp. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 411 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. King s Ferry. To [Jotham Lor- 

AuG - 24 ing, Boston]. His request for a retrial. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 425 



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1781 [Washington, George.] King s Ferry. To [Brig. Gen. 

AUG. 24 William Smallwood, Annapolis, Maryland]. Urg 

ing marching of Maryland recruits to Marquis de 
Lafayette; Capt. [John] Hughes to join his regi 
ment. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 417 

1781 Gibson, John. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington [King s 

AUG. 24 Ferry]. Enclosing letters from Rev. [David] 

Zeisberger; disbelief of intelligence respecting 
[Col. Guy] Johnson. A. L. S. 1 p. 51, 332 

1781 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

AUG. 24 Washington [King s Ferry]. Exchange of [Col.] 

Laumoy and [Lt. Col.] Cambray; news of 
British and French naval intelligence. L. S. 
2 pp. (In French.) 51, 321 

1781 Washington, George. King s Ferry. Instructions to Col. 

AUG. 25 [Philip Van] Cortlandt [King s Ferry]. To trans 

port clothing, boats, intrenching tools and other 
stores to Springfield. Copy. 1 p. In hand 
writing of George Taylor, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 427 

1781 [Washington, George.] [King s Ferry.] To Lt. Col. 

AUG. 25 [Silvanus] Seeley [Dobbs Ferry]. Orders to 

march to Acquakanonk [New Jersey]. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 429 

1781 Court of Inquiry. Philadelphia. Opinion on complaint 

AUG. 25 against Lt. Col. [Thomas] Forrest for discharge 

of a soldier. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in 1781, Dec. 29. 53, 353 
1781 Gibson, John. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington [King s 
AUG. 25 Ferry]. Col. [Daniel] Brodhead s case; confusion 
respecting the deputy judge advocateship; ap 
pointment of Capt. John Finley; [Alexander] 
Fowler s charges; [Brig.] Gen. [George Rogers] 
Clark s expedition against the Wyandots and 
Shawanoes; supplies furnished him; lack of 
clothing; Brodhead s assurances; meeting of in 
habitants of Yohiogany county [Youghiogheny, 
Pennsylvania]; agreement to Gibson s proposals 
for an Indian expedition; opinion of meeting of 
officers called by Brodhead to consider charges 
against him; interpretation placed upon Wash 
ington s letters; Brodhead s persistent claim to 



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command at Fort Pitt; fear of disaster to Clark 

from this persistence ; distress for provisions ; lack 

of intelligence from spies; returns made by Brod- 

head; court-martial proceedings forwarded. 

A. L. S. 8 pp. 51, 328 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

AUG. 25 Washington [King s Ferry]. Subalterns of the 

New England lines desire to know decision as to 

rank settled by recent board of general officers. 

L. S. 1 p. Answered Sep. 6. 51, 327 

1781 Howe, Robert. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

AUG. 25 ington [King s Ferry]. Belief that Army will 

move South; mortification at being left behind; 

personal considerations, etc. A. L. S. 6 pp. 

51, 345 

1781 [Washington, George.] Ramapaugh [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. 26 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Settle 

ment of subaltern rank [in the Massachusetts 
Line]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1,431 

1781 Enos, Roger. Castleton, Vermont. To George Washing- 

AUG. 26 ton [Ramapo, New Jersey]. Announcing his 

appointment to command the Vermont troops; 
intelligence of intended British attack upon the 
frontier. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 6. 

51, 349 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Camden [South Carolina]. To 

AUG. 26 [George] Washington [Ramapo]. Hanging of 

Col. [Isaac] Haynes; Greene s intention to re 
taliate ; high water a bar to enterprises ; intended 
attempt on British at McCord s Ferry; ignorance 
of affairs in Virginia and to the Northward. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 3, 393. 51, 353 
1781 [Washington, George.] Chatham [New Jersey]. To [Mar- 
AUG. 27 quis de Lafayette, York River, Virginia]. Dis 
agreeable nature of part of his letter; march of 
Army South; point of debarkation of French and 
American troops; provisions and beef supply in 
Virginia; requests to know his position. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt, 1, 433 

1781 [Washington, George.] Chatham. To Col. [Samuel] Miles 

AUG. 27 [Philadelphia]. Orders to assemble water-craft at 



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Trenton for transportation of Army ; deception of 
enemy; need of exertion. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 439 

1781 Washington, George. Chatham. To [Comte de] Kocham- 

AUG. 27 beau [Whippany ?] British reenforcing Staten 

Island; halt of allied troops; arranging for boats, 

etc. Auto, draft signed. 2pp. D. I, pt. 2, 321 

1781 Tilghman, T[ench]. Chatham. To Col. [Philip] Van Cort- 

AUG. 27 landt [Pompton, New Jersey]. Directing route 

of boats to Chatham. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 439 

1781 Washington, George. Chatham. To [Lt. William Colfax, 

AUG. 28 Chatham]. Transmitting instructions; criticism 

of his absence; secrecy; Mrs [Elizabeth] Thomp 
son. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 455 

1781 [Washington, George.] Chatham. To Col. [Philip Van] 

AUG. 28 Cortlandt [Chatham]. Orders directing his route 

to Trenton. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 449 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Chatham. To Capt. [William] 

AUG. 28 Dobbs, Baskingridge [New Jersey]. Pilots no 

longer necessary; pay. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 453 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Chatham. To [Brig.] Gen. [Da- 

AUG. 28 vid] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. Desiring 

every intelligence of the British fleet. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 447 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Chatham. Instructions to Maj. 

AUG. 28 Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Chatham]. Composi 

tion of columns to march to Trenton; route; 
wagons; apportionment of water-craft between 
the two Armies; guides. Auto, draft signed. 
3 pp. B. XIV, pt. 1, 443 

1781 Washington, George. Chatham. To Comte de Rocham- 

Auo. 28 beau [Whippany]. March of the French; the 

meeting at Princeton. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

D. I, pt. 2, 325 

1781 [Washington, George.] Chatham. To Abraham Skinner 

AUG. 28 [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Exchange nego- 



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tiations; the Cedars prisoners and Canadian offi 
cers; exchange of [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoynefor 
[Henry] Laurens; southern prisoners. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 45 

1781 [Washington, George.] Chatham. Instructions to the 

AUG. 28 Quartermaster General or Deputy Quartermaster 

General with the Army. Authorizing impress of 
cattle and horses for Army on the march. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 451 

1781 Cortlandt, Pfhilip Van]. Pompton [New Jersey]. To 

AUG. 28 [George] Washington [New Brunswick]. Intended 

line of march of his regiment [2d New York] to 

Chatham; delay of boats. A. L. S. 1 p. 52,3 

[1781] Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

[AUG. 28] Washington, New Brunswick]. Arrival of a 

British fleet off Sandy Hook. A. L. S. 1 p. 

52,25 

1781 Viomenil, [Baron]. Whippany [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 28 Washington, New Brunswick]. Need of a guard 

for the French bakers at Chatham until Septem 
ber 2. L. S. 1 p. 52, 4 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Trenton. To [Brig.] Gen. [David] 

AUG. 29 Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. His intelli 

gence of the British fleet. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 463 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Trenton [New Jersey]. To Maj. 

AUG. 29 Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Circular let 

ters for the States; militia aids. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 461 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Chatham. To Baron Viomenil 

AUG. 29 [Chatham]. Detachment to protect the bakery. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 329 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 29 [Trenton]. Murder by Indians near Cross Creek; 

alarm of the frontier; desertion of Maryland 

corps in Westmoreland; suffering of the troops; 

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caused by dispute with Col. [John] Gibson over 
command of the post. A. L. S. 2 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 397. 52, 8 

1781 Cortlandt, P[hilip Van]. Dodd s Tavern [New Jersey]. 

AUG. 29 To [George] Washington [Trenton]. Progress of 

his march. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 13 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 29 Washington, Trenton. Arrival of a British fleet, 

supposed to be [Vice] Adml. [George Brydges] 
Rodney, at Sandy Hook; British naval strength; 
prospect of success against New York; suggests 
attempt upon the British Southern ports; neces 
sity of seizing and fortifying Sandy Hook in 
campaign against New York; observations on 
results to British fleet; horsemen to forward 
intelligence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 9 

1781 Miles, Samuel. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 29 [Trenton]. Efforts to send all river craft ob 

tainable up to Trenton; their inadequate num 
ber. A. L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 396. 52, 11 

1781 Miles, Samuel. Philadelphia. List of water craft engaged 

AUG. 29 [for transporting the Army from Trenton]. Tabu 

lar statement of names of owners, kind of craft, 
etc. Memorandum, Aug. 30, of topsail vessels 
available. A. D. S. 1 p. 52, 51 

1781 Affleck, Edmund. New York. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 30 [Philadelphia]. Washington s complaint respect 

ing prisoners confined on prison ships and de 
mand for inspection by an American officer; re 
criminations. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, 8, 523. 

52, 17 

1781 Lee, Thomas S[im]. Annapolis [Maryland]. To Col. 

AUG. 30 Henry Hollingsworth [Head of Elk]. Measures 

taken to furnish flour and beef to the Army; 
places of deposit. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Hollingsworth to Washington, 1781, 
Sep. 7. 52, 98 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Brunswick Landing [New Jersey]. 

AUG. 30 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Arrival 

of troops at the Landing; problem of wagons, 
etc.; Col. [Timothy] Pickering to wait on Wash 
ington for directions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 21 



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1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Ben- 

Auo. 31 jamin] Lincoln [Trenton]. Transportation of the 

heavy artillery and baggage; fords at Trenton 
and over the Neshaminy; march of troops; trans 
portation matters. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 465 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

AUG. 31 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Trenton]. March of French 

Army; water transportation for the American; 
artillery; wagons, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 469 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

AUG. 31 Washington, Philadelphia]. Sailing of both 

British fleets from Sandy Hook; total number 

of British ships on the American coast; change 

of route of intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 24 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Trenton. To [George] Washington 

AUG. 31 [Philadelphia]. Embarkation of ordnance and 

artillery corps, stores, etc. A. L. S. 3 pp. In 

Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 399. 52, 29 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Trenton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

AUG. 31 Washington, Philadelphia. Passage of the river; 

British embarkation at New York; desertions. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 31 

1781 McPherson, Duncan. Yorktown [Virginia]. To [a fellow 

AUG. 31 officer in New York]. Arrival of the French fleet 

in the Chesapeake; obstinate defense of [H. M. S.] 
Loyalist; work on fortifications; personal mat 
ters; blockade of the port; position of the various 
regiments; confidence and spirits of the troops. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. (Intercepted letter.) Enclosed 
in Gist to Washington, 1781, Sep. 24. 52, 183 

Contemporary extract of latter portion of this letter by Cobb, 52, 185. 

[1781] [Greene, Nathanael.] Memorandum of landing places in 

[AUG.] the vicinity of Charleston [South Carolina], 

2 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 1781, 

Aug. 6. 51, 202 

1781 Laumoy, Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

AUG. Near Dobbs Ferry]. Pleads for an early ex 

change. Recent copy. 2 pp. 51, 141a 

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1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Sir Henry] 

SEP. 1 Clinton [New York]. Protested bills of British 

officers and request for payment of same. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

E. 423 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. l [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. 

Thanks for his intelligence; report of troops ar 
rived in British fleet; value of his communica 
tions. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 477 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelpnia. To Marquis de La- 

SEP. 1 f ayette [York River ? Virginia]. Transmitting 

information of the British fleet; progress of the 

Army South. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 475 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

SEP. 1 Washington [Philadelphia]. British fleet sailing 

South; reported arrival of Comte de Grasse in the 
Chesapeake and [Rear] Adml. [Thomas, Lord] 
Graves intention; arrival of [Rear] Adml. 
[Samuel] Hood at New York. A. L. S. 1 p. 

52, 40 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

SEP. 1 Washington [Philadelphia]. Quiet along the 

lines; Heath s grand forage toward [White] 

Plains; return of [Lt.] Col. [John] Laurens from 

France. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 7. 

52,34 

1781 Lincoln, Bfenjamin]. Trenton. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 1 [Philadelphia]. Lack of sufficient boats for the 

French troops; passage of the river by Ameri 
cans; orders left for Col. [Philip Van] Cortlandt. 
L. S. 2 pp. 52, 33 

1781 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George] 

SEP. 1 Washington [Philadelphia]. Lack of arms and 

blankets causing delay in march of the 3d Mary 
land regiment; lack of arms, accoutrements and 
clothing by all the troops; condition of [Mary 
land s] finances. L. S. 3 pp. 52, 38 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

SEP. 2 [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. In- 



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telligence of destination of British fleet. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 491 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Maj. William 

SEP. 2 Goodrich [Stockbridge, Massachusetts]. Berk 

shire gentlemen s offer of services. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 495 

1781 Washington, George. Philadelphia. Instructions to Lt. 

SEP. 2 Col. [Jean Baptiste] Gouvion [with the Army]. To 

join Lafayette; report on roads en route and en 
deavor to repair same; making of fascines, etc. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. XTV, pt. 1, 493 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Instructions to 

SEP. 2 Brig. Gen. [Moses] Hazen [with the Army]. To 

superintend transportation of boats and ordnance 
and stores from Christiana Bridge to Head of 
Elk. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 489 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

SEP. 2 liam Heath, Highlands]. Offer of service of 

Stockbridge Indians. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Cobb. B. XIV, pt. 1, 479 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Marquis de 

SEP. 2 Lafayette [Williamsburg, Virginia]. March of 

combined Armies [to Virginia]; supplies; anxiety 
for news of French fleets. Draft. 8 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 
356. B. XIV, pt. 1, 481 

1781 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Cape Henry. On board the 

SEP. 2 Ville de Paris. To [George] Washington [Phila 

delphia]. Comte de Grasse s fleet; Comte de 
Barras s delay; the situation; troops furnished 
Marquis [de Lafayette]; his opportunity; urges 
Washington to hurry forward ; no chance of under 
taking anything to the southward [of Yorktown]; 
transport advantage of [allied Army] being at 
Baltimore instead of Elk. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Sep. 7. 52, 47 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. At Cape Henry [Virginia]. To [George 

SEP - 2 Washington, Philadelphia]. Acknowledges his 

letter by [Lt.] Col. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail; 



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embarkation of allied Armies at [Head of] Elk; 
blockade of Cornwallis and junction with Marquis 
de Lafayette; Cornwallis ships and position; 
intention of attacking; Washington s wishes to 
govern; [Comte de] Barras s squadron. L. S. 3 
pp. (In French). Answered Sep. 6. 52, 41 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

SEP. 2 Washington [Philadelphia]. Arrival of a British 

fleet at New York with Hessians; British report 

of reason of Washington s march South. L. S. 

2 pp. 51, 43 

1781 [Laurens, John.] Philadelphia. Summary of cargoes [of 

SEP. 3 military stores] of the Cibette, Olimpe and Du- 

quetrouin [shipped from France]. A. D. 4 pp. 

52, 50 

A copy of this Summary, in the handwriting of George Bond, is among 
the enclosures of Laurens s letter to Congress, 1781, Sep. 2. C. C. 105, 223. 

[1781] Massachusetts, Subalterns. Arrangement. List of names 

SEP. 3 in order of seniority. D. S. of John Paterson 

and William Hull. 3 pp. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1782, Feb. 23. 54, 297 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Comte [de] Ro- 

SEP. 3 chambeau [Philadelphia]. Route of march for 

cavalry, artillery, baggage, etc. through Virginia. 
Auto, draft. D. I, pt. 2, 331 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Joseph Wood- 

SEP. 3 bridge [Groton, Connecticut]. Purchase of can 

non from the Culloden. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 497 

1781 Gillilano, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 3 ton, Philadelphia. Distressed situation of his 

family; requests rations for same. A. L. S. 1 p. 

52, 61 

1781 Seely, Silvanus. Connecticut Farms [New Jersey]. To 

SEP. 3 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Reported 

sailing of a fleet commanded by [Rear] Adml. 

[Thomas, Lord] Graves; troops to be convoyed. 

L. S. 1 p. 52, 56 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

SEP. 3 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Release of 

all private prisoners obtained; negotiations for 

exchange of [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne. A. L. S. 

1 p. 52, 52 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1941 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Decker s Ferry, Staten Island [New 

SEP. 3 York]. To Joshua Loring [Staten Island]. Prop 

osition for the exchange of Lt. Gen. [John] 
Burgoyne ; exchange of Cedars prisoners depend 
ent upon allowance for Canadian officers paroled 
in 1776. Contemporary copy by Skinner. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Skinner to Washn. 1781, Sep. 4. 

52, 59 

1781 Loring, Joshua. Staten Island [New York]. To [Abraham 

SEP. 3 Skinner, Staten Island]. Counter proposition for 

exchange of Lt. Gen. [John] Burgoyne. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Skinner to 
Washington, 1781, Sep. 4. 52, 60 

1781 Skinner, Abraham and Joshua Loring-. Staten Island 

SEP. 3 [New York]. An exchange of American for Brit 

ish and German officers of the Convention troops 
and prisoners of war. Ratified and completed. 
Tabular statement of names with corps and 
compositional value. Contemporary copy by 
Skinner. 5 pp. Enclosed in Skinner to Wash 
ington, 1781, Sep. 4. 52, 55 

i 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 4 [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, 

South Carolina]. Change of plan of campaign; 
reasons and the move to Virginia; the British and 
French fleets; Lord Cornwallis; correspondence 
with Greene. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 499 

1781 Gist, M[ordecai]. Baltimore. To [George] Washington, 

SEP. 4 Philadelphia. Arrival of Comte de Grasse s 

fleet; prizes taken; despatches from de Grasse; 

vessels ordered to Head of Elk. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

52, 72 

[1781] [Gist, Mordecai.] [Baltimore]. List of the French [de 

[SEP. 4] Grasse s] fleet in the Chesapeake. A. D. 1 p. 

Enclosed in preceding entry. 52, 71 a 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. At Cape Henry [Virginia]. To [George 

SEP. 4 Washington, Philadelphia]. Introduces Capt. de 

Saint-Cezair; question of vessels for transporta 
tion of allied Armies [down Chesapeake Bay]; 
debarkation of troops of St. Simon, etc. L. S. 
3 pp. (In French.) Answered Sep. 15. 52, 68 



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1781 Lincoln, Bfenjamin]. Redley, three miles from Chester 

SEP - 4 [Delaware]. To [George] Washington [Philadel 

phia]. Progress of the march; spirit of the 
troops. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 65 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

SEP - 4 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Exchange 

of all [American] officers except those taken to 
the southward; negotiations for exchange of Lt. 
Gen. [John] Burgoyne; question of the Cedars 
prisoners; composition exchange propositions of 
the enemy; journey eastward to arrange the 
[Commissary of Prisoners] Department. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 52, 53 

1781 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George] 

SEP. 4 Washington [Philadelphia]. Obtaining arms 

and accoutrements for the 4th and 5th Maryland 
regiment; orders to join Marquis [de Lafayette]; 
reported arrival of the French fleet in the Chesa 
peake. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 63 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Chester. To Chevalier [de] La 
SEP. 5 Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Arrival of Comte de 
Grasse in the Chesapeake Bay. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Cobb. 

D. I, pt. 2, 333 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

SEP. 5 Washington [Chester]. Report of a [British] 

fleet [in Long Island Sound]; return of troops in 
the department sent to the Adjutant-General. 
L. S. 2 pp. 52, 74 

1781 [Washington, George.] Head of Elk. To Col. [Daniel] 

SEP. 6 Brodhead [Fort Pitt]. Orders to relinquish com 

mand during his trial. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 513 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Wilmington [Delaware]. To Brig. 

SEP. 6 Gen. [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. 

Arrival of Comte de Grasse; communication of 
intelligence. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Cobb. B. XVI, pt. 1, 511 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Head of Elk. To Alexander] 

SEP. 6 Fowler [Fort Pitt]. Orders to desist from acting 

as deputy judge advocate in trial of Col. [Daniel] 
Brodhead. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jona 
than Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 517 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1943 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Head of Elk. To [Col. John Gib- 

SEP. 6 son, Fort Pitt]. Orders to relieve Col. [Daniel] 

Brodhead of command; [Alexander] Fowler s 

right to act as deputy judge-advocate. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 515 

1781 [Washington, George.] Head of Elk. To [Comte de 

SEP. 6 Grasse, Chesapeake Bay]. Embarkation of van 

of the allied Army at head of the Bay ; prevention 
of escape of Cornwallis. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In Ford, 9, 
358, note. D. I, pt. 2, 335 

1781 Washington, George. [Head of] Elk. To [Col. Timothy 

SEP. 6 Pickering, Philadelphia?]. Orders to join the 

Army at once. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
William Stephens Smith. B. XIV, pt. 1, 519 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 6 [Head of Elk]. Murders by Indians; Col. [John] 

Gibson s attitude; resultant confusion; [Alexan 
der] Fowler s actions; his malicous nature; ar 
rest of Col. Gibson. A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 79 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

SEP. 6 Washington [Head of Elk]. Few troops and their 

sickly condition brought by [Rear] Adml. [Sam 
uel] Hood; countermand of British orders for 
embarkation; Comte de Grasse in the Chesa 
peake; prizes taken; desire to know the situa 
tion. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 7. 52, 81 

1781 [Humphreys, David.] Head of Elk [Maryland]. To Brig. 

SEP. 6 Gen. [Mordecai] Gist [Baltimore]. Arrival of 

Comte de Grasse ; call for transports and need of 
exertion. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 509 

1781 Worthington, William, Benjamin Gale and Aaron Eliot. 

SEP. 6 Killings worth [Connecticut]. To all civil and 

military officers. British under [Lt. Col. Stephen] 
Delancey and [Brig. Gen. Benedict] Arnold burn 
ing New London. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Sep. 9. 

52, 106 

1781 Washington, George. Head of Elk. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 

SEP - 7 Cadwalader [Elk]. Requests his assistance in 

procuring craft for transportation of Armies 



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down Chesapeake Bay. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B.* XIV, pt. 1, 535 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Head of Elk. Instructions to 

SEP. 7 Lt. [William] Coif ax [Camp]. Transportation of 

headquarters baggage and stores. Draft signed. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Cobb. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 543 

1781 [Washington, George.] Head of Elk. To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 7 [Louis Le Begue] Du Portail [Off Cape Henry]. 

Uneasiness for Comte de B arras; lack of trans 
ports; forwarding of the French and American 
Armies. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 531 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Head of Elk. To [Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 7 David Forman, Monmouth, New Jersey]. Ap 

preciation of Forman s efforts; arrival and sta 
tion of Comte de Grasse in the Chesapeake; 
movement against Cornwallis. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 537 

1781 [Washington, George.] Head of Elk. To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 7 [Mordecai] Gist [Baltimore]. Transmitting des 

patches for Comte de Grasse. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 533 

1781 [Washington, George.] Head of Elk. To [Maj.] Gen. 

SEP. 7 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Arrival of Comte 

de Grasse in the Chesapeake; the march to Vir 
ginia; clothing and beef. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Cobb. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 521 

1781 [Washington, George.] Head of Elk. To Marquis de 

SEP. 7 Lafayette [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Approving 

his measures ; transportation of troops down the 

Chesapeake. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. In Sparks, 8, 156. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 529 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Head of Elk.] Instructions to 

[SEP. 7] [Maj.] Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Head of Elk]. 

Embarkation and transportation of troops and 

stores down Chesapeake Bay; clothing, provi- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1945 

sions, artillery, baggage, etc.; returns; French 
troops; need of haste. Auto, draft. 5 pp. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 523 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Head of Elk. Instructions to 

SEP. 7 Col. [Henry Emanuel] Lutterloh [Elk]. Koute of 

teams and horses to WiUiamsburg [Virginia]; au 
thorizing impress when necessary. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 539 

1781 [Washington, George.] Head of Elk. Instructions to Lt. 

SEP. 7 [Jacob] Mytinger [Headquarters]. To proceed 

with his command to Baltimore. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Cobb. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 545 

1781 [Washington, George.] Head of Elk. Impress warrant 

[SEP. 7] for forage on march to Virginia. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 541 

1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. Ordering payment to 

SEP. 7 New York State for forage consumed by the allied 

Armies in Westchester county. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 
1781, Sep. 21. 52, 94 

1781 Davies, William. War Office [Williamsburg, Virginia]. 

SEP. 7 To [Marquis de Lafayette ? Williamsburg] Need 

of Capt. [Thomas?] Parker s company on the 
Eastern Shore [Virginia]; resistance of the people 
to law; equipment of cavalry; seizure of a wagon 
sent for linen; efforts to collect clothing. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 52, 164 

1781 Febiger, Christian. Charlestown, Maryland. To [George] 

SEP. 7 Washington [Head of Elk], Explaining his ab 

sence from Virginia. A. L. S. 4 pp. 52, 95 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

SEP. 7 Washington [Head of Elk]. Capture of the post- 

rider; British fleet sailing east [in Long Island 
Sound]; reported departure of [Rear] Adml. 
[Samuel] Hood; withdrawal of all British guard 
ships from the North River. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Sep. 23. 52, 93 

1781 Hollingsworth, H[enry]. Head of Elk. To [George] Wash- 

SEP - 7 ington [Head of Elk]. Acknowledging letter; 

prospect of supplies. Recent copy. 1 p. 52, 97 



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1781 Macpherson, W[illiam]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 7 ington [Head of Elk]. Requesting to serve in the 

Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 91 

1781 Washington, George. Head of Elk. To Col. [Timothy] 

SEP. 8 Pickering [Elk?]. Route for horses and teams; 

orders to join Lafayette. Draft. 2pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 547 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Head of Elk. Instructions to 

SEP. 8 John Pierce [Elk]. Payment of troops. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 549 

1781 Cornwallis, [Charles, Earl]. Yorktown, Virginia. To Sir 

SEP. 8 Henry Clinton [New York]. Arrival of a French 

fleet in the Chesapeake; firing heard off the Capes 
[Charles and Henry]; landing of French troops; 
expected arrival of Washington and Army from 
up the Bay; [position taken; state of works and 
quantity of provisions on hand]. L. S. 3 pp. 
(Intercepted letter.) Enclosed in Gist to Wash 
ington, 1781, Sep. 24. 52, 186 

Information In brackets at close of the letter is in cipher. 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

SEP. 8 [George Washington, Baltimore]. Engagement 

[between Rear Admls. Thomas, Lord Graves, 
Samuel Hood and Comte de Grasse] off Cape 
Henry; need of Washington s Army; intention to 
reconnoitre [Yorktown] ; delay [of march of allied 
troops] until return of Comte de Grasse; suggests 
thanks to Marquis de Saint Simon; requests re 
tention of command of the troops that served 
during the Virginia campaign. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 400. 

52, 101 

1781 Riddell, James. Yorktown, Virginia. To Alexander Rid- 

SEP. 8 dell, New York. Mercantile matters. A. L. S. 

3 pp. (Intercepted letter) Enclosed in Gist to 

Washington, 1781, Sep. 24. 52, 191 

1781 St. Simon, [Marquis de]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

SEP. 8 [George Washington, Baltimore]. Desire to serve 

America; junction with forces of Lafayette; his 

corps. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 52, 103 

1781 T. S: [Thomas Symonds] [II. M. S.] CJi[aro]n [York 

SEP. 8 River]. To Henry White, New York. Orders 

draft of 100 sent his wife and 20 or 30 ships-of- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1947 

the-line [to Yorktown]. A. L. S. 1 p. [Inter 
cepted letter] Enclosed in Gist to Washington, 
1781, Sep. 24. 52, 188 

1781 Valiancy, George. Yorktown [Virginia]. Memorandum 

SEP. 8 for Mrs. Thompson, New York, of well being of 

Captain [George Preston] Valiancy and family. 

A. D. S. 1 p. (Intercepted letter.) Enclosed 

in Gist to Washington, 1781, Sep. 24. 52, 189 

1781 Washington, George. Mount Vernon [Virginia]. To Peter 

SEP. [9] Waggener, Fairfax County [Virginia]. Militia to 

repair roads. Draft signed. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of David Humphreys and Washington. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 551 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

SEP. 9 Washington, Mt. Vernon, Virginia]. Difficulty in 

obtaining exact intelligence; arrival and de 
parture of troops at New York; encampments on 
west end of Long Island and east end of Staten 
Island. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 107 

1781 Heath, W[illiam], Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

SEP. 9 Washington [Mt. Vernon, Virginia]. Ferry 

guards; Continental troops ordered to Stam 
ford [Connecticut] and Albany; expected ac 
tivity of Sir Henry Clinton; protection of the 
Highlands; failure to receive general orders. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Oct. 1. 52, 104 

1781 [Washington, George.] Mount Vernon. To Col. [James] 

SEP. 10 Hendricks, Alexandria [Virginia]. Improve 

ment of landings at Georgetown. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 557 

1781 [Washington, George.] Mount Vernon. To Marquis de 

SEP. 10 Lafayette [Williamsburg, Virginia], Expecta 

tion of reaching him on the 14th. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. In Ford, 
9, 359, note. B. XIV, pt. 1, 553 

1781 Washington, George. Mount Vernon. To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 10 [George] Weedon [Hubbards Heights, Virginia]. 

Need of repairs to roads; conveyances or fresh 
horses for Comte de Rochambeau and [Marquis] 
de Chastellux. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 555 



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1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

SEP. 10 [George] Washington [Mt. Vernon]. Precautions 

taken for the safety of [the allied] troops [in 

passage down the Chesapeake Bay] ; information 

sent in previous letters. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

52, 112 

1781 [Washington, George.] Mount Vernon. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 11 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Head of Elk]. Scarcity of 

water craft in the Chesapeake; advisability of 

marching part of the troops to Virginia. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 559 

1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. Escort for the mail be- 

SEP. 11 tween Fishkill and Morristown to be furnished 

by Maj. Gen. [William] Heath. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 
1781, Dec. 4. 53, 254 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Martin s Tavern, near Fergusson s 

SEP. 11 Swamp, South Carolina. To the President of 

Congress [Philadelphia]. March to Eutaw 
Springs; dispositions made and description of 
the battle; bravery and intrepidity of the troops; 
enemy losses, retreat and consternation. Con 
temporary copy. 11 pp. Enclosed in Greene 
to Washington, 1781, Sep. 17. 52, 144 

1781 Lincoln, Bfenjamin]. Head of Elk. To [George] Wash- 

SEP. 11 ington [Mt. Vernon]. First division embarked 

ready to sail; returns; [Brig.] Gen. [James] Clin 
ton s [New York] brigade to march to Baltimore. 
L. S. 2 pp. 52, 116 

[1781] [Lincoln, Benjamin.] [Head of Elk.] Invoice of ordnance 

[SEP. 11] and stores shipped on board sundry vessels at 

Elk landing. 4 pp. Enclosed in preceding en 
try. 52, 117 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 
SEP. 12 [George] Washington [Fredericksburg]. Beef 
cattle forwarded to the Army; destruction of New 
London; detachment sent; Sir Henry Clinton s 
intentions; safety of the Highland posts; Heath s 
position; requests directions respecting trans 
ports at Rhode Island with salt provisions for 
the Army. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Oct. 1. 

52, 123 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1949 

1781 Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth. P 1 liadelphia. To [George] 

SEP. 12 Washington [Fredericksburg ? Virginia]. Re 

questing to be exchanged; his claim to con 
sideration. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Sep. 24. 

52, 121 

1781 Smith, Simeon, Michael Duning and W[illiam] Scudder. 

SEP. 12 Isle of Orleans, Canada. To George Washington 

[Fredericksburg? Virginia]. Petitioning ex 
change. D. S. 1 p. 52, 125 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

SEP. 14 Washington [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Report 

at New York of approach of [Rear] Adml. 
[Robert] Digby with ten ships-of-the-line ; em 
barkation to relieve Cornwallis. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Sep. 24. 52, 132 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Williamsburg. To Comte de 

SEP. 15 Custine [Head of Elk]. Orders to proceed down 

the Chesapeake Bay to Jamestown. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

D. I, pt. 2, 341 

1781 Washington], G[eorge]. Williamsburg. To Comte de 

SEP. 15 Grasse [Chesapeake Bay]. His defeat of the 

British; delay in transporting troops; interview. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. In Ford, 9, 361. D. I, pt. 2, 339 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Williamsburg. To Col. James 

SEP. 15 Hendricks [Alexandria, Virginia]. Distress of 

Army for bread; forwarding of flour. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 565 

1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP - 15 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Head of Elk?] Urging for 

ward the Army; need of haste. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In 
part in Ford, 9, 360, note. B. XIV, pt. 1, 563 

1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg [Virginia]. To Maj. 

SEP - 15 Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair [Philadelphia]. Urging 

forwarding of Pennsylvania recruits; need of 

their services. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In Ford, 9, 362. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 561 



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1781 Pryor, J[ames], Williamsburg [Virginia]. To Marquis de 

SEP. 15 Lafayette, Williamsburg. Supplies possible to 

collect at Williamsburg and the length of time 

necessary. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 133 

1781 Pryor, J[ohn]. [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Return of 

SEP. 15 military stores on hand belonging to the State 

of Virginia. Tabular statement with remarks as 

to quantities probable en route. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in preceding entry. 52, 134 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. At Cape Henry [Virginia]. To [George] 

SEP. 16 Washington [Williamsburg]. Transports from 

Comte de Barras squadron sent to Baltimore; 

conference with Washington ; blockade of York 

river. L. S. 2pp. Answered Sep. 20. 52,136 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

SEP. 16 [George] Washington [Williamsburg]. Wanton 

conduct of British at New London; troops 

embarked at New York. L. S. 1 p. 52, 135 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Chesapeake Bay.] Questions pro- 

[SEP. 17] posed to Comte de Grasse and answers (arranged 

in parallel columns) ; great aid from the French 

and importance of present operation; length of 

his stay on the coast; sending ships above York; 

use of men from the fleet; enterprise against 

Wilmington [North Carolina]; loan of cannon 

and powder. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. and Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 343 

A copy, In French, signed by Comte de Grasse is in 52, 138. 

[1781] Grasse, Comte de. [On board La ViTLe de Paris, at Cape 

[SEP. 17?] Henry.] Memorandum of station of the French 

fleet; blockade of the James and York Rivers; 
seven requests made to Washington respecting 
hospital arrangements, return of sailors, dispo 
sition of British prisoners, communication of 
intelligence, passports, provisions and debark 
ation of artillery. Translation by John Laurens. 
4 pp. 52, 140 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro- 

SEP. 17 lina]. To [George] Washington [Chesapeake Bay]. 

Account of affairs in the Southern Department 
previously forwarded; Washington s march to 
Virginia; wishes for success; victory [at Eutaw 
Springs]; attempt to raise militia to prevent 



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Cornwallis s escape through North Carolina. 
L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington. 
3, 406. 52, 142 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro- 

SEP. 17 lina]. To [George] Washington [Chesapeake 

Bay]. Appreciation of Washington s approval; 
good understanding between Lafayette, Wash 
ington and himself; suggests a letter from 
Washington to Baron Steuben; minor personal 
matters. A. L. S. 3 pp. 52, 155 

1781 Weedon, G[eorge]. Hubbard s Heights [Virginia]. To 

SEP. 18 [George Washington, Chesapeake Bay]. Con 

gratulations of arrival [in Virginia]; lack of car 
tridges, arms, equipment and supplies; parties 
sent out to intercept British foragers; Weedon s 
new position; negroes afflicted with smallpox 
sent out of the lines by the British. L. S. 
Answered Sep. 23. 52, 156 

1781 Clothing. Memorandum of invoice of clothing at Rich- 

SEP. 19 mond [Virginia]. 1 p. 42, 78 

1781 Davies, William. War Office [Williamsburg, Virginia]. 

SEP. 19 To [George Washington, Chesapeake Bay]. Ef 

forts to obtain clothing; the situation. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 52, 162 

1781 Howe, Robert. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

SEP. 19 Washington [Chesapeake Bay]. Proposed in 

quiry into his conduct in December, 1 778 [battle 
of Brewton Hill, Savannah Georgia]; requests 
postponement until the active part of the cam 
paign be over. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 160 

1781 White, Anthony Wfalton]. Ruffin s Ferry [Virginia]. To 

SEP. 19 [George Washington, Chesapeake Bay]. Horses 

for Washington and his staff; condition of the 

other dragoon regiments and need of horses for 

White s. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 159 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Queen Oharlotte, James River. 

SEP. 20 To Comte de Grasse [Chesapeake Bay]. Arrival 

of provision vessels; cordiality of De Grasse s 

reception. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 347 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. James River [Virginia]. To 

SEP. 20 Brig. Gen. [George] Weedon [Hubbard s Heights, 

Virginia]. Lauzun s Legion to assist in restrain- 



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ing the enemy and preventing their obtaining 
stores. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jon 
athan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 567 

1781 [Washington, George.] James River. To Officer com- 

SEP. 20 manding infantry of Lauzun s Legion [near 

Gloucester]. Order for debarking troops and 
stores. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jon 
athan Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 349 

1781 Eeath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

SEP. 20 [George] Washington [Chesapeake Bay]. Fleet 

fallen down to Sandy Hook ; Rivington s account 
of the battle off Chesapeake Bay; gloom at New 
York; condemnation of the Robust and Prudent; 
requests copy of report of board of General Offi 
cers on rank of [Massachusetts] subaltern officers. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 6. 52, 166 

1781 Hendricks, James. Alexandria. To [George] Washing- 

SEP. 20 ton [Chesapeake Bay]. Forwarding of flour; 

supply taken from Washington s mills; quantity 
furnished for the French; difficulty caused by 
French use of hard money; impossibility of ob 
taining supplies with Continental money; efforts 
to obtain hatchets and axes. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

52, 168 

1781 Morgan, Daniel. [Near Winchester, Virginia]. To [George 

SEP. 20 Washington, Chesapeake Bay]. Congratulations 

and best wishes; regret at never having served 
in any great operation under Washington s im 
mediate command ; state of his health. A. L. S. 
2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 411. 

52, 170 

1781 White, Anthony Wfalton]. Ruffin s Ferry [Virginia]. To 

SEP. 20 George Washington [Chesapeake Bay]. Horses 

for his command. A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 171 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

SEP. 21 [George] Washington [Chesapeake Bay]. Reso 

lution of Congress; data needed to estimate the 
quantity of forage [consumed by the allied Armies 
in Westchester county] ; heavy cannon from the 
grand battery in New York put aboard the 
British fleet; Col. von Wurmb s corps embarked. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered Oct. 6. Endorsed by 
Trumbull: "Q. M. to make Return of Horses & 
Cattle foraged at Philipsburgh." 52, 171 



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1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To Comte de 

SEP. 22 Grasse [Cape Henry]. Forwarding letters. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 351 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. At Cape Henry [Virginia]. To [George 

SEP. 22 Washington, Williamsburg]. Arrival of convoy 

[of provision vessels]; naval dispositions etc. 
L. S. 2 pp. (In French) 52, 173 

1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 23 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Interview with 

Comte de Grasse; forwarding of operations; 
Cornwallis fortifying. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trurnbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 569 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Williamsburg. To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 23 [George] Weedon [Hubbard s Heights, Virginia]. 

Due de Lauzun s Legion and prevention of en 
emy gaining supplies; attention to be shown 
Lauzun. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jon 
athan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 571 
1781 Grasse, Comte de. At Cape Henry [Virginia]. To 
SEP. 23 [George Washington, Williamsburg]. Change in 
the situation caused by arrival of [Rear] Adml. 
[Robert] Digby; suggests advisability of putting 
to sea; disadvantageous anchorage at York 
[-town] ; requests his opinion. L. S. 3pp. (In 
French) with an autograph postscript. An 
swered Sep. 25. Free translation in Sparks, 8, 
528. 52, 177 
1781 Harrison, Benjamin, jr. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 
SEP - 23 [George] Washington [Williamsburg]. Amount 
of disbursements to Marquis de Lafayette and 
the Virginia troops ; orders for further payments 
and inability to obtain money. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

52, 175 

1781 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. Burwell s Mills [Virginia]. To 

SEP- 23 [George Washington, Williamsburg]. Lack of 

intelligence from British; reported burning of 

some of their shipping. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 181 

1781 Weedon, George. Ware Church [Virginia]. To [George 

SEP - 23 Washington, Williamsburg]. Measures taken to 

prevent a grand forage from Gloucester; sickness 

in the garrison; caution of the enemy ; perplexi- 

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ties of militia dependence; approach of Lau- 
zun s cavalry; Weedon s intended movement. 
L. S. 2 pp. 52, 179 

1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To [Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 24 David Forman, Monmouth, New Jersey]. [Rear] 

Admiral [Robert] Digby s arrival at New York; 
progress of the movement against Cornwallis; 
intelligence desired. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 577 

1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 24 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Resolution of 

Congress on inquiry into conduct of Maj. Gen. 
[Robert] Howe in Georgia [at Brewton Hill, Dec, 
1778]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jona 
than Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 573 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Williamsburg. To Maj. Gen. 
SEP. 24 [Robert] Howe [Highlands]. Regret for his feel 
ing; explanation of his not receiving a command 
in the Southern expedition. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. Extract 
in Ford, 9, 365, note. B. XIV, pt. 1, 575 
1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To Col. Charles 
SEP. 24 C[otesworth] Pinckney, Philadelphia. Question 
of his exchange. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 1, 579 
1781 Gist, M[ordecai]. Baltimore. To [George] Washington 
SEP. 24 [Williamsburg]. Enclosing intercepted des 
patches from Lord Cornwallis; sailing of French 
troops from Annapolis ; flour embarking. A. L. S. 
1 p. Endorsed by Trumbull: "Some of the 
Originals of Intercepted Letters, sent to Count de 
Grasse." 52, 182 
1781 Hurt, John. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George Wash- 
SEP. 24 ington, Williamsburg]. His capture and parole; 
requests exchange; lack of pay and detention of 
his horses. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Sep. 25. 

52, 196 

1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To [Comte de 

SEP. 25 Grasse, Cape Henry]. Anxiety at de Grasse s 

proposed change of plan; disasterous effect of his 
departure and importance of accomplishing the 
present object. Draft. 8 pp. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. In Ford, 9, 367. 

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1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To Rev. [John] 

SEP. 25 Hurt [Williamsburg]. His status as prisoner; 

pay. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan 

Trumbull, jr B. XIV, pt. 1, 581 

1781 Brodhead, Daniel. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

SEP. 25 Washington [Williamsburg]. Relinquishment of 

command; apologies; [Alexander] Fowler s re- 
linquishment of claim to act as judge advocate; 
groundlessness of the charges against Brodhead. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 202 

1781 Chautard, Martelli. [On board L Experiment, James 

SEP. 25 River] Virginia], To [George Washington, 

Williamsburg]. Transmitting his memorial ask 
ing for exchange of Capt. Segond. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
(In French). 52,226 

1781 Chautard, Martelli. On board L Experiment [James 

SEP. 25 River]. To [George] Washington [Williamsburg]. 

Memorial asking for exchange of Capt. Segond. 

D. S. 1 p. (In French.) Enclosed in preceding 

entry. Answered Oct. 14. 52, 227 

[1781] Fort Slongo (Long Island). Sketch plan of fortifications. 

[SEP. 25?] i p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, 

Oct. 5. 52, 270 

Probably the original sketch furnished Maj. Trescott for guidance in his 
attack. 

[1781] Grasse, Comte de. [At Cape Henry, Virginia]. To 

[SEP. 25] [George Washington, Williamsburg]. Decision of 

a council of war; continuance of the blockade; 
battery to be erected on [Old] Point Comfort to 
protect the fleet. L. S. 2 pp. (In French) 
Translated in part in Ford, 9, 371, note. 

52, 240 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

SEP. 25 [George] Washington [Williamsburg]. Return of 

British fleet in shattered condition; belief in New 
York that Cornwallis is lost; naval movements; 
reported British loss at New London; danger of 
commanding the [Loyalist] militia [at New York]; 
debarkation of troops at Staten Island; con 
fusion in the city. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 
12. 52, 200 

1781 Scammell, Alexander. Williamsburg. To [George] Wash- 

SEP - 25 ington [Williamsburg]. His disagreeable situa- 



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tion in being put under the command of [Brig.] 
Gen. [Moses] Hazen; requests a transfer. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Sep. 26. 52, 197 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To Maj. 

SEP. 25 [Lemuel] Trescott [Norwalk]. Instructions for 

attacking Fort Slongo, Long Island. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Oct. 5. 52, 267 

1781 Weedon, G[eorge]. Ware Church [Virginia]. To [George 

SEP. 25 Washington, Williamsburg]. Arrival of Lau- 

zun s cavalry; introduces Mr. Hunter; inten 
tion moving to new position. L. S. 1 p. 
Acknowledged Sep. 27. 52, 199 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Williamsburg. To Col. [Alex- 

SEP. 26 ander] Scammell [Williamsburg]. His grievance 

of command; explanation. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt, 1, 583 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Williamsburg. To Cols. [Eph- 

SEP. 26 raim] Blaine and [Charles] Stewart [Williams 

burg]. Depots for supplies on Eastern shore; 
hides and tallow. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of William Stephens Smith. B. XIV, pt. 1, 585 

[1781] Grasse, Comte de. [Lynn Haven Bay, Virginia.] To 

[SEP. 26] [George Washington, Before Yorktown]. Reas 

surances of the decision to remain at Cape 
Henry; regrets causing Washington uneasiness. 
L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 115, 21 

1781 Washington, George, [en route to Yorktown.] To Comte 

SEP. 27 de Grasse [Hampton Roads]. His change of plan; 

faith in success of enterprise; warning against 
fire-ships. Draft signed. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In part in 
Ford, 9, 371, note. D. I, pt. 2, 361 

1781 [Washington, George.] [en route to Yorktown.] To 

SEP. 27 Comte de Grasse [Hampton Roads]. Request 

for reenforcement for the Gloucester besiegers. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Peregrine Fitz- 

hugh. D. I, pt. 2, 365 

1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To Maj. Gen. 

SEP. 27 [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, 

South Carolina]. Miscarriage of letters; general 

account of operations against Cornwallis; naval 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1957 

manoeuvers; Greene s wishes for future coopera 
tions ; report of action of the 8th [Eutaw Springs, 
South Carolina]. Draft. 4 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 587 

1781 [Washington, George.] [en route to Yorktown.] To 

SEP. 27 Chevalier de Villebrun [In York River]. Or 

ders for station of his ships. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Peregrine Fitzhugh. 

D. I, pt. 2, 367 

1781 [Washington, George.] Williamsburg. To Brig. Gen. 

SEP. 27 [George] Weedon [Ware Church, Virginia], 

French marines to assist operations on the 
Gloucester side. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 1, 591 

1781 Blaine, Ephraim and Charles Stewart. Williamsburg 

&XP- 27 [Virginia]. To [George] Washington [Williams 

burg]. Supply of rum. Contemporary copy by 
David Cobb. 1 p. 52, 224 

1781 Craik, James. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

SEP. 27 Washington, Williamsburg]. Great necessity of 

blankets for the hospital. Contemporary copy 

by David Cobb. 52, 225 

1781 Grasse.Comtede. [Hampton Roads, Virginia]. To [George 

SEP. 27 Washington, Williamsburg]. Furnishes men re 

quested ; unwillingness to send any further reen- 
forcement; safety of the fleet; length of stay 
on the coast; measures in case of Cornwallis at 
tempting to escape ; supplies. L. S. 3pp. (In 
French.) With autograph postscript. Answered 
Oct. 1. 52, 222 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

SEP- 27 [George] Washington [Williamsburg]. Shattered 

condition of British fleet; Cornwallis given up as 
lost; debarkation at Staten Island; waylaying of 
the Southern mail by [Lt. James ?] Moody. L. S. 
2 pp. 52, 221 

[1781] Anonymous. Intelligence [from Gloucester]: Skirmish; 

[SEP. 29?] troops passing over to Gloucester; destroying 

horses at Yorktown; shipping sunk. A. L. 

signed: "Well Witchers to the EUr States." 

Enclosed in Weedon to Washington, 1781, Oct. 2. 

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[1781] Deserters. Intelligence: Strength of various British regi- 
[SEP. 29?] ments; troops sent from Gloucester to York- 

town; vessels sunk in York River. 1 p. En 
closed in Weedon to Washington, 1781, Oct. 2. 

52, 254 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro- 

SEP. 29 lina]. To [George] Washington [Before York- 

town]. Pressing need of the Maryland troops as 
a reenf orcement ; movements of enemy; expi 
ration of time of service of the Virginia line. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 52, 230 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

SEP. 29 [Before Yorktown]. Assemblage of Pennsylvania 

militia from Congress fear of Sir Henry Clinton 
attempting the city; St. Clair s disbelief of the 
report; his delay at Philadelphia; difficulty in 
forwarding troops and equipment; Pennsyl 
vania s measures to raise troops; militia in 
Philadelphia; Clinton on Staten Island; British 
losses in action with Comte de Grasse [off the 
Virginia Capes]. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1781 Weedon, G[eorge]. Ware Church [Virginia]. To [George 

SEP. 29 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Reenforce- 

ment; foraging expedition with the Due de 
Lauzun; caution of the enemy; place of debar 
kation of marines; lack of intrenching tools; 
advises against a regular approach of Gloucester ; 
harmony between Lauzun and himself. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Sep. 30. 52, 228 

1781 Gibson, John. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George 

SEP. 30 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Failure to 

obtain intelligence from Presque Isle; expul 
sion of Moravians and their Indians; appointed 
rendezvous for expedition against the Wyandots; 
confusion caused by Col. [Daniel] Brodhead s 
circular; Gibson s arrest; settlement of the 
dispute by Washington s letter; date fixed for 
the Wyandot expedition. L. S. 3 pp. 52, 236 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

SEP. 30 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Arrival 

of [Rear] Adml. [Robert] Digby at New York; 
impressment of wagons by the British; capture 
of a British scouting party from Canada. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Oct. 16. 52, 234 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1959 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de.] Before York[town]. To [George 

SEP. 30 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Chance of 

enemy escaping by way of West Point [Virginia]; 
recommends service by battalions rather than 
by detail; Col. [Alexander] Scammell s capture; 
prevention of officers undertaking private recon- 
noissances; suggests consolidation of battalions; 
consideration of future operations against 
Charleston or Savannah; reasons for desiring 
a reenforcement in Gloucester county. A. L. S. 
4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 412. 

52, 232 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before York[town, Virginia]. 

SEP. 30 To Brig. Gen. [George] Weedon [Ware Church]. 

Enemy s evacuation of exterior lines; chances of 
Cornwallis attempting to escape by way of 
Gloucester; contingent orders. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 593 

[1781] Bowman, Charles and Others. [Williamsburg, Virginia.] 

[SEP.] Examination of: State of Simcoe s corps; quan 

tity of forage and provision on hand; fortifi 
cation work. 2 pp. 52, 219 
[1781] Galvez, Bernardo de. [Havana]. To [Comte de Grasse, 
[SEP. ?] Cape Henry]. Transmitting copy of the capitu 
lation of Pensacola; necessity of allowing the 
British garrison to return to New York on parole. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Ren- 
don to Washington, 1781, Oct. 2. 52, 261 
[1781] [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To [Comte de 
[OCT. 1] Grasse, Hampton Roads, Virginia]. Proposing 
stationing of ships above York; enemy s oppor 
tunity for mischief; abuse of passports; hospital 
at Hampton; impossibility of supplying sailors; 
powder; route of escape of Cornwallis; de Grasse s 
continuance on the coast; supplies. Draft. 14 
pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. In part 
in Ford, 9, 373. D. I, pt. 2, 369 
1781 [Washington, George.] Before Yorkftown]. To [Maj. 
OCT. 1 Gen. William Heath, Highlands]. Provisions; 
investure of Yorktown; wounding of Col. 
[Alexander] Scammell. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

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1781 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To Col. [Charles] Armnnd 

OCT. 1 [-Tuffin, Philadelphia]. Recruiting instructions. 

Contemporary copy by Armand. 2 pp. En 
closed in Armand to Washington, 1781, Oct. 21. 

53, 21 

1781 Smith, William Stephens]. [Before Yorktown.] To Col. 

OCT. 1 [Timothy] Pickering [Camp]. Orders to alter 

route of expresses. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 7 

1781 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. l Washington [Before Yorktown]. Progress of the 

copying work; abilities of the various writers; 
changes, etc.; Varick s personal labors; alpha 
betical arrangement of the indexes; length of a 
day s work and other matters. A. L. S. 7 pp. 
Answered Nov. 15. 52, 242 

1781 Anderson, James and William Stuart. [Before Yorktown]. 

OCT. 2 To [George Washington, Before Yorktown]. In 

jury they have sustained from Capt. Anthony 
Selin s introduction into the regiment [2d Cana 
dian]; requests an inquiry. L. S. 2 pp. 

52, 262 

1781 Durie, Thomas. Camp near Yorktown. Return of pris- 

OCT. 2 oners of war taken by the Army under Marquis 

de Lafayette. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 2 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Congratula 

tions on the siege; concentration of all British 
ships-of-the line at New York; plan for rescue of 
Cornwallis; reports of intentions against Phila 
delphia; repairs to [H. M. S.] London; British 
naval strength at New York; sailing of a squadron 
to the Southward. A. L. S. 3 pp. 52, 45 

Dated in error: " Sept. 2." 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Roads, Virginia]. To 

OCT. 2 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Wash 

ington s request for warships to pass above York- 
town; difficulties, fireships etc.; refusal to make 
the attempt; general ideas on the situation. 
L. S. 4 pp. (In French) 52, 255 

1781 Rendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 2 ton [Before Yorktown]. Don Bernardo de Gal- 

vez s desire for intelligence; cooperation of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1961 

Spanish forces with movements in the South. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Oct. 12. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 414. 52, 259 

1781 Weedon, G[eorge]. Ware Church [Virginia]. To [George 

OCT. 2 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Vessels sunk 

in the channel by the enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered Oct. 3. 52, 249 

1781 Weedon, Gfeorge]. Gloucester Court House [Virginia]. 

OCT. 2 To [George Washington, Before Yorktown]. 

Troops to move to Abington Church; their 
strength; position of Simcoe s corps; attempted 
night forage by enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Oct. 3. 52, 250 

1781 Weedon, G[eorge]. Ware Church [Virginia]. To [George] 

OCT. 2 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Caution of 

enemy; British reason for holding Gloucester; 
intention of moving down to Abington Church; 
requests artillery. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Oct. 3. 52, 251 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown] To Comte 

OCT. 3 de Grasse [Lynn Haven Bay]. The proposal to 

send ships above Gloucester; naval officers to 
observe movements of enemy; British loss in 
recent naval action. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. D. I, pt. 2, 383 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 3 [George] Weedon [Ware Church, Virginia]. Can 

non for his side of the river; [Brig.] Gen. [Claude 
Gabriel, Due de] Choisy. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 9 

1781 Choisy, [Due de.] SaouPs Tavern [Virginia]. To [Brig. 

OCT. 3 Gen. George Weedon, Ware Church, Virginia]. 

Repulse of British cavalry by the Due de Lau- 

zun. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Weedon to 

Washington, 1781, Oct. 3. 52, 274 

1781 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Compo Point [Connecticut]. To 

OCT. 3 [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath [Continental Vil 

lage]. Account of successful expedition against 
Fort Slongo, Long Island; bravery of troops, etc. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1781, Oct. 5. 52, 265 



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1781 Trescott, Lemuel. [Compo Point ? Connecticut.] Return 

CT - 3 of prisoners, ordnance, military stores, etc. taken 

in Fort Slongo [Longo Island]. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 

1781, Oct. 5. 52, 271 

1781 Weedon, George. Ware Church [Virginia]. To [George] 

CT - 3 Washington, Before Yorktown. Advance to 

position near Abington Church; skirmish and 
repulse of the enemy by [Lt.] Col. [John Francis] 
Mercer and Due de Lauzun; Weedon s disposi 
tions; cooperative harmony between French and 
American forces; troops to stop British plunder 
ing parties. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 272 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before Yorkftown]. To Brig. 

CT - 4 Gen. [George] Weedon [Ware Church]. His 

intelligence of advantage gained over enemy; 

shortening route of expresses. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. .XIV, pt. 2, 11 

1781 Greene, N[athanael]. High Hills of the Santee [South 

CT - 4 Carolina]. To [George] Washington [Before 

Yorktown]. Introducing Maj. [Edward] Giles; 

he desires to serve Washington as a volunteer 

aid. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 276 

1781 Howe, Robert. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

CT - 4 Before Yorktown]. Congratulations; charges 

against Howe [conduct at Brewton Hill, Dec. 
1778]. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Oct. 15. 

52, 282 

[1781] [Laurens, John.] [Before Yorktown.] Memorandum of 

CT - 4 the relation of the commander of a boat cap 

tured coming out of York River; channel blocked 
by hulks; transports before the town; provisions 
failing; [Lt. Col. Banastre] Tarleton and British 
horse gone to Gloucester; fortifications; aid hoped 
for; strength of relief to come from New York; 
interception of Cornwallis despatches; fire-ships 
prepared; illness in Yorktown. A. D. 3pp. W 

[1781] [Schreiber, Jacques]. [Philadelphia.] To [the President of 

[ CT - 4 ] Congress, Philadelphia]. Capture by the British 

and loss of effects; need of money. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Schreiber to 
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1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before York[town]. To Brig. 

OCT. 5 Gen. D[aniel] Morgan [near Winchester, Virginia]. 

Thanks for his expressions; sympathy for his 

condition, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 13 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Koads.] To [George Wash- 

OCT. 5 ington, Before Yorktown]. British obstructions 

in the York River; dispositions in case of a sortie. 
L. S. 1 p. (In French.) Answered Oct. 6. 

52, 284 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

OCT. 5 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Re 

quests directions regarding inquiry into Maj. 
Gen. [Robert] Howe s conduct [in Dec., 1778]; 
capture of Fort Slongo; Capt. [Daniel] Liver- 
more s case; beef cattle forwarded to the Army 
weekly. L. S. 2 pp. Marginal note by Hum 
phreys that paragraph relating to the Howe in 
quiry is "to be sent to Congress, vide Letter to 
Genl. Heath Octr. 27th." 52, 268 

1781 [Johnson, Thomas.] St. John s. Parole. A. D. 1 p. 

OCT. 5 Enclosed in Johnson to Washington, 1782, July 

20. 58, 6 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. [Before Yorktown.] To [George] 

OCT. 5 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Failure to 

obtain money from the Intendant [de Tarle]; 
temporary arrangement; vessels for supplies and 
transporting the French marines; salt meat on a 
Rhode Island vessel. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 418. 52, 285 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. To Col. Roger 

OCT. 6 Enos [Castleton,] Vermont. Pleasure at prospect 

of settlement of the Vermont dispute; directs 
Enos to correspond with Maj. Gen. [William] 
Heath and Brig. Gen. [John] Stark. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 29 

The original L. S., 1 p., is among the H. of R. papers in the Library 
of Congress. 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before Yorkftown]. To Comte de 

OCT. 6 Grasse [York River]. Obstructing York River 

channel; alternative proposed; difficulty of 

pilots. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John 

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1781 Washington, George. Before York[town]. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 6 [Nathanael] Greene [Charlotte, South Carolina]. 

Congratulations on his victory [Eutaw Springs]; 
harmony; Baron Steuben. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 
377. P. II, 377 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before York[town]. To Maj. 

OCT. 6 Gen. [Nathanael] Greene [Charlotte, South Caro 

lina]. Progress of the siege; British naval reen- 
forcement and result of conflict with the French 
off the Capes of the Chesapeake; congratulations 
on victory at Eutaw Springs. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 17 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before York[town]. To Maj. 

OCT. 6 Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Returns of 

forage used at Phillipsburg ; report on subaltern 
rank; slowness of operations against enemy. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan 
Tnunbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 15 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. Memoranda 

OCT. 6 for Lt. Col. [Lewis] Morris [jr., Camp], "to be 

communicated to no person but to Maj. Gen. 
Greene." Reason for operation against Corn- 
wallis ; limit of Comte de Grasse s stay on the coast ; 
troops to be sent Greene; possibility of Washing 
ton taking command in the South; information 
to be forwarded; transportation of troops in 
French fleet; memoranda " to be destroyed . . . . 
as soon as .... committed .... to memory." 
/ Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man and Jonathan Trumbull, jr. Extract in 
Ford, 9, 378, note. B. XIV, pt. 2, 21 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before York[town]. To [Brig.] 

OCT. 6 Gen. [William] Smallwood [Annapolis, Mary 

land]. Equipment and forwarding of troops; 
[Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene s need of men. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 27 
1781 Canadian regiment, Second, Officers. Before Yorktown 

OCT. 6 [Virginia]. To Maj. James Rfandolph] Reid 

[Before Yorktown]. Intention to abide by senti 
ments in their letter to Lt. Col. Edward Antill 
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his orders for the benefit of America. Contem 
porary copy, attended by Richard Lloyd. 1 p. 
Original signed by Capt. Wm. Satterlee and 
eleven others. Enclosed in Hazen to Washing 
ton, 1783, Jan. 13. 61, 49 

1781 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

OCT. 6 Washington [Before Yorktown]. [John] Myers 

actions; his discharge; efforts to obtain services 
of Peter Hughes; question of rations and pay; 
suggests employment of Ensign [John?] Fonda; 
Capt. [Edward] Dunscomb. A. L. S. 5 pp. 
Answered Nov. 15. 52, 288 

1781 Gates, Horatio. Berkeley County [Virginia]. To [George] 

OCT. 7 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Secrecy and 

rapidity of Washington s movements; Gates s 
former letter; wish to aid where possible; 
introduces farmer who will furnish beeves to 
Army. A. L. S. 2pp. Answered Oct. 31. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 420. 52, 291 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Roads]. To [George Wash- 

OCT. 7 ington, Before Yorktown]. Report of [French] 

officers on practicability of vessels passing above 

Yorktown; pilots. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 

11. 52, 297 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Charlotte [North Carolina]. To 

OCT. 7 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Con 

gratulations on the prospect; regret at short 
ness of stay of French fleet on the coast; sends 
Lt. Col. [Henry] Lee [jr.] to describe the situation 
in the Southern States; efforts to bring out 
militia; capture of Gov. [Thomas] Burke. L. S. 
3 pp. 52, 293 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before Yorkftown]. To Lt. Col. 

OCT. 8 [Thomas] Forrest, Philadelphia. His request to 

resign; settlement of accounts; charge made by 

[the late] Maj. [Benjamin] Eustis. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 35 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town], To Capt. 

OCT. 8 [John] Heard [near Gloucester]. His charges 

against Lt. Col. [Anthony Walton] White. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 41 



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1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. To Maj. 

OCT. 8 [William] Macpherson [Philadelphia]. Willing 

ness to employ him in line of the Army at large. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 
bull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 1, 39 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. To Col. 

OCT. 8 [Stephen] Moylan [near Gloucester]. Orders to 

prepare to march to reenforce [Maj.] Gen. 
[Nathanael] Greene; clothing for his men. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 31 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. To [Lt.] Col. 

OCT. 8 [Anthony Walton] White [Near Gloucester]. 

Orders to march to reenforce [Maj.] Gen. 

[Nathanael] Greene. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 33 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Roads, Virginia.] To 

OCT. 8 [George Washington, Before Yorktown]. Pilots. 

L. S. 1 p. (In French.) Answered Oct. 11. 

52, 295 

1781 Weedon, G[eorge]. Timber Neck Creek [Virginia]. To 

OCT. 8 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Estab 

lishing communication with mam Army. A. L. S. 
1 p. 52, 299 

1781 Huntington, Ebenezer. Before Yorktown. To [George] 

OCT. 9 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Requests per 

mission to serve as a volunteer during the siege. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Oct. 15. 52, 302 

1781 White, Anthony W[alton]. Ruffin s Ferry [Virginia]. To 

OCT. 9 [George Washington, Before Yorktown]. State 

of his regiment [1st Continental Dragoons]; need 
of clothing, equipment, etc. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

52, 301 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. To Comte de 

OCT. 11 Grasse [Hampton Roads]. Reconnoissance of 

the York River and the importance of sending 
ships above the town; naval force of enemy; 
progress of the siege. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of John Parke Custis. D. I, pt. 2, 391 

1781 Greene, Joseph. Conqueror, York Spit Bay [Virginia]. 

OCT. 11 To [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. His 

capture; state of Mrs. Greene s health and his 
own; begs to be paroled. A. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Oct. 14. 52, 307 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1967 

1781 Heath, Wplliam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

OCT. 11 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Prepa 

ration of a fleet and fire-ships at New York; regu 
lar troops to serve as marines; expected attack 
on Northern frontiers; force to protect same; 
irregularity of Loveless s execution by [Brig.] 
Gen. [John] Stark. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Oct. 
27. 52, 305 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. ToMaj.Gen. 

OCT. 12 [William] Heath [Highlands]. His intelligence of 

the damage sustained by the British fleet in the 
engagement with the French off the Chesapeake; 
progress of the siege. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 43 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before Yorkftown]. ToDonFran- 

OCT. 12 cisco Rendon [Philadelphia]. Don Bernardo de 

Galvez s success; cooperation with the Spanish; 
terms of Pensacola surrender; progress of the 
siege of Yorktown. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Tench Tilghman and David Cobb. In part 
in Ford, 9, 378. D. I, pt. 2, 395 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before York[town]. To Brig. 

OCT. 12 Gen. [George] Weedon [near Gloucester]. Militia 

to serve on brig under [Ensign] de Camus; 
oarsmen for boats. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 45 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before YorkftownJ. Instructions 

OCT. 13 to Maj. Moore Fauntleroy [near Gloucester]. Or 

ders to march to Richmond and thence to reen- 
force Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 49 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Before York[town]. To Col. 

OCT. 13 Wells, near Portsmouth [Virginia]. Orders for 

militia to demolish the British works at Ports 
mouth. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jona 
than Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. .2, 47 
1781 Weedon, Gfeorge]. Sewall s Point [Virginia]. To [George] 
OCT. 13 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Measures taken 
to bring down the vessels in the upper Gloucester 
River; Gloucester militia returned home ; weak 
ness of Weedon s force; orders to county-lieuten 
ants to destroy bridges, etc. in case Cornwallis en- 



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deavors to escape by way of Gloucester; advan 
tage of getting French ships above Yorktown. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. W 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before York[town]. ToMaj. [Jo- 

OCT. 14 seph] Green, on board the Conqueror. Refers his 

request to Comte de Grasse. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. E. 425 
1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. To Capt. 

OCT. 14 Martelli Chautard [York River]. His request for 

exchange for Capt. Segond. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 399 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To Col. [Tim- 

OCT. 14 othy] Pickering [Camp]. Orders to bring boats to 

headquarters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 51 

1781 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. [Before Yorktown.] To [George 

OCT. 14 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Requests leave 

to move camp to a more healthful place; state 
of the Legion. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Oct. 15.. 52, 316 

1781 Durie, Thomas. [Before Yorktown.] Return of prisoners of 

OCT. 14 war taken Oct. 14. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Roads]. To [George] 

OCT. 14 Washington [Before Yorktown]. M. de St. 

Cosme s report on practicability of passing the 
York batteries; necessity of protection from fire- 
ships. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) Answered 
Oct. 16. 52, 312 

Translation by Tilghman, 52, 311. 

1781 Huntington, Ebenezer. Before York. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 14 ington [Before Yorktown]. Reason for asking to 

remain as a volunteer. A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 317 
1781 Seely, Silvanus. Connecticut Farms [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 14 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Prepa 

rations at New York [for relief of Yorktown]; size 
of the fleet, number of troops embarking, etc. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 52, 337 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To Col. 

OCT. 15 [Charles] Armand[-Tumn, Camp]. Recruiting 

his legion; dismounting his dragoons. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 53 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1969 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before York[town]. To Lt. Col. 

OCT. 15 [Ebenezer] Huntington [Camp]. His command of 

a detachment; compliance with his request. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 
bull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 55 

1781 Hamilton, Alexander]. Before Yorktown. To Marquis de 

OCT. 15 Lafayette [Before Yorktown]. Report on the 

storm and capture of the [British] left redoubt; 
bravery of the troops, etc A. L. S. 3 pp. En 
dorsed by Tilghman: "Colo Hamilton report of 
the attack of the enemy s redoubt on the 14th" 

116, 28 

1781 [Hamilton, Alexander.] Before Yorktown. Return of 

OCT. 15 killed and wounded in the advance corps com 

manded by Lt. Col. Hamilton in an attack on the 
enemy s left redoubt on the evening of Oct. 14. 
Tabular statement. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in 
preceding entry. 116, 27 

1781 Yorktown (Virginia.) French at. Return of killed and 

OCT. 15 wounded of the French troops since the beginning 

of the siege of York. Endorsed by Tench Tilgh 
man: "Copy of Return etc." W 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Before Yorkftown]. To Brig. 
OCT. 16 Gen. [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. 
Thanks for his intelligence; Sir Henry Clinton s 
intention to relieve Cornwallis; general account 
of operations. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 61 
1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To [Comte 
OCT. 16 de Grasse, Hampton Roads]. Station above 
enemy s works in York River and small boats for 
protection from fire-ships; Cornwallis reliance 
on naval relief; capture of British redoubts. 
Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

D. I, pt. 2, 401 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 16 [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, 

South Carolina]. Progress of the siege; erecting 
batteries; capture of redoubts; preparations to 
relieve Cornwallis. Draft. 2 pp. In hand writ 
ing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 59 

1781 Washington, George. Before York[town]. To Maj. Gen. 
OCT. 16 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Progress of the 
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siege; erection of batteries and capture of re 
doubts; sortie by enemy; chance of manoeuvre 
against New York. Draft. 2 pp. In handwrit 
ing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. Extract in Ford, 
9, 382, note. B. XIV, pt. 2, 57 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Roads]. To [George 

OCT. 16 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Congratula 

tions on capture of British redoubts; vessels to 
pass above Yorktown the first fair wind; flat- 
boats for protection against fire ships. L. S. 2 
pp. (In French) 52, 325 

Translation by Tilghman, 52, 324. 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

OCT. 16 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. 

Strength of British fleet at New York; trans 
ports; intelligence from Cornwallis ; British "en 
deavor some desparate aid for his Lordship"; 
advance of enemy on the northern frontier. 
L. S. 2 pp. 52, 327 

1781 Lafayette, [Marquis de]. Before York. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. IS ington [Before York]. Report of storming of the 

British redoubt the evening of Oct. 14. L. S. 

3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 425. 

52, 322 

[1781] [Bochambeau, Comte de]. [Before Yorktown.] To 

[OCT. 16] [George Washington, Before Yorktown]. Report 

of transactions of the night of the 14th and 15th 
instant [storming of the British redoubts] ; bravery 
of the troops. Unsigned. 3pp. In handwriting 
of de Sibille. 52, 320 

1781 Washington, George. Before York[town]. To [Charles,] 

OCT. 17 Earl Cornwallis [Yorktown]. Willingness to con 

sider terms of surrender; cessation of hostilities. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan 
Trumbull, jr. In Sparks, 8, 530. 53, 99 

A contemporary copy Is in E. 427. 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. To [Comte de 

OCT. 17 Grasse, Hampton Roads]. Flat-boats to meet 

ships ascending the river; Cornwallis s letter and 
de Grasse s presence at the approaching capitula 
tion. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman and John Laurens. Extract in Ford, 
9, 384, note. D. I, pt. 2, 407 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1971 

1781 Bradford, Samuel K. Gloucester [Virginia]. To [George] 

OCT. 17 Washington, Before Yorktown. Passing of 

British troops back and forth between Yorktown 

and Gloucester; every precaution taken to 

obtain intelligence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 329 

1781 Cornwallis, [Charles, Earl]. York[town]. To [George] 

OCT. 17 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Proposing 

terms of surrender. L. S. 2 pp. In Sparks, 

8, 530. 53, 97 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

OCT. 17 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Condition of 

British fleet; inteUigence from New York; 

death of [Col. Nathaniel] Scudder. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Answered Oct. 27. 52, 341 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Roads.] To [George Wash- 

OCT. 17 ington, Before Yorktown]. Congratulations; 

de Grasse s illness. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

52, 281 

1781 Washington, George. Before York[town]. To [Charles,] 

OCT. 18 Earl Cornwallis [Yorktown]. General basis of 

terms that will be granted. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Zacharias Sickels. In 
Ford, 9, 384. E. 429 

1781 Dnrie, Thomas. Camp before Yorktown. Return of 

OCT. 18 prisoners taken Oct. 16. A. D. S. 1 p. W 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

OCT. 18 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Intelligence for 

warded; British naval force at New York and 
preparations to relieve Cornwallis; assembling of 
fleet [at Sandy Hook]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 52, 341 
1781 Seely, Silvanus. Connecticut Farms [New Jersey]. To 

OCT. 18 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Sail 

ing of British fleet from [Sandy] Hook [in attempt 
to rescue Cornwallis]. L. S. 1 p. 53, 2 

1781 Smallwood, W[illiam]. Annapolis [Maryland]. To 

OCT. 18 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Regret 

at not holding a command [at the seige of York- 
town] ; failure of recruiting in Maryland through 
lack of specie; willingness of the State govern 
ment; troops forwarded; lack of clothing for 
others. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Oct. 25. 53, 3 
1781 [Washington, George.] Before Yorkftown]. To Comte de 

OCT. 19 Grasse [Hampton Roads]. Regret at de Grasse s 



1972 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

illness; the approaching capitulation; report of 
enemy in the Jerseys. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. D. I, pt. 2, 411 
1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Before York[town]. To[Ducde] 
OCT. 19 Choisy [Gloucester]. Transmitting the articles of 
capitulation. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

D. I, pt. 2, 417 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To [Due] de 

OCT. 19 Choisy [Gloucester]. Ceremony of surrender of 

the Gloucester posts. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. In Ford, 9, 386, note.. 

D. I, pt. 2, 415 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To B[rig]. 

OCT. 19 G[en]. [George] Weedon [Gloucester]. Guard 

for arms and accoutrements surrendered at 
Gloucester. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 63 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

OCT. 19 Washington, Before Yorktown]. British troops 

embarked on war-ships ; difficulty in getting lat 
ter over the [Sandy Hook] bar; sailing of the 
fleet in a head wind. A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 11 

1781 Knox, H[eiiry]. [Yorktown.] Return of ordnance and 

OCT. 19 military stores taken at York and Gloucester. 

D. S. 6 pp. C. C. 152, 10, 339 

1781 Yorktown (Virginia.) Articles of Capitulation: The four- 

OCT. 19 teen articles settled between Gen. [George] Wash 

ington, Comte de Rochambeau and Comte de 
Grasse on the one part and [Charles,] Earl Corn- 
waUis and [Capt] Thomas Symonds on the other. 
9 pp., in parallel columns. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys and signed by Cornwallis and 
Symonds. In Sparks, 8, 533. W 

Contemporary copies are in C. C. 152, 10, 299 and E, 433. 

1781 Yorktown, Surrender. British Naval force. Return of 

OCT. 19 vessels surrendered. 2 pp. (In French.) 

C. C. 152, 10, 299 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Before Yorktown.] To [Due de] 

OCT. 20 Choisy [Gloucester]. Surrender arrangements. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 

bull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 427 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To Comte de 

OCT. 20 Grasse [Hampton Roads]. Suggesting campaign 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1973 

against Charleston or Wilmington; advantages. 
Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 
In Ford, 9, 389. D. I, pt. 2, 419 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To Comte de 

[OCT. 20] Grasse [Hampton Roads]. Transmitting inter 

cepted letters from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord 
Cornwallis; approaching visit. Draft. 2pp. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. D. I, pt. 2, 425 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Before Yorktown.] To Brig. 

OCT. 20 Gen. [George] Weedon [Gloucester], Securing of 

surrendered arms and stores. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 65 

1781 Choisy, [Due de.] [Gloucester, Virginia]. To [George] 

OCT. 20 Washington [Before] York[town]. Tarleton s 

arm s, ammunition, etc. delivered to [Brig.] Gen. 

[George] Weedon. A. L. S. 1 p. 53, 25 

1781 Destouches, Chevalier. [York River, Virginia]. To [George 

OCT. 20 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Congratula 

tions. A. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 52, 99 

1781 Gerlach, H . Yorktown. To [George Washington, 

OCT. 20 Before Yorktown]. State of case of his cartel 

vessel; requests a new passport. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

53, 12 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. Chesapeake Bay. To [George] Wash- 

OCT. 20 ington [near Yorktown]. Agreeing to cooperate 

with the Wilmington plan. Contemporary copy 

by Jonathan Trumbull, jr. C. C. 152, 10, 323 

1781 S. G. [Secret Service] To Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge. See: 

OCT. 20 Tallmadge to Heath, 1781, Oct. 23. 

1781 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. [Philadelphia.] To [George] 

OCT. 21 Washington [Before Yorktown] Recruiting his 

corps; resolves of Congress thereon; need of 
horses and accoutrements ; requests exchange of 
certain of his officers and appointment of a 
place of rendezvous. A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 18 

1781 Baytop, John and Others. Gloucester Certificate of safe 

OCT. 21 keeping of captured horses while under care of 

the militia. D. S. by Baytop and twelve other 

officers, also sworn to by Baytop. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Pickering to Washington, 1781, Oct. 23. 53, 42 



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1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. [Before Yorktown.] To [George 

OCT. 21 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Irregularities 

and confusion in Yorktown; need of guards; 

people to be ordered out of town, etc. L. S. 

2 pp. 53, 15 

1781 Jones, Thomas. Yorktown. Return of provisions and 

OCT. 21 stores surrendered at York and Gloucester. 

Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Signed also by 

Jacob Weed and Adam Dolmage. 

C. C. 152, 10, 357 

1781 Weedon, G[eorge]. Camp [at] Sewells [near Gloucester, 

OCT. 21 Virginia]. To [George Washington, Before York- 

town]. Requests directions for disposal of 
Tarleton s horses, boat and field-piece and the 
colors of the 80th Regiment; British sick and 
wounded in Gloucester. A. L. S. 1 p. 53, 14 
1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To [Due de] 

OCT. 22 Choisy [Gloucester]. Disposition of surrendered 

horses. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John 
Laurens. D. I, pt. 2, 431 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before York[town]. To [Charles, 

OCT. 22 Earl] Cornwallis [Yorktown]. Requesting the 

[British] military chest turned over to the [Ameri 
can] Quartermaster General [Col. Timothy Pick 
ering]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jona 
than Trumbull, jr. E. 437 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Yorkftown]. To Comte de 
OCT. 22 Grasse [Hampton Roads]. Transmitting des 
patches for Europe. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 429 
1781 Choisy, [Due de] Gloucester [Virginia]. To [George 
OCT. 22 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Picking out of 
six horses from Tarleton s corps. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

53, 23 

1781 Febiger, Christian. Before York[town]. To Baron Steu- 

OCT. 22 ben [Before Yorktown]. State of the Virginia 

line and suggestions as to measures to be taken; 
need of clothing; distressed situation of the 
officers. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Steuben to 
Washington, 1781, Oct. 22. 53, 37 

1781 Steuben, [Baron]. Before York[town]. To [George] 

OCT. 22 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Distressed situ 

ation of Virginia officers. L. S. 1 p. 53, 39 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1975 

1781 [Tallmadge, Benjamin]. Norwalk [Connecticut]. To 

OCT. 23 [Maj. Gen. William Heath, Continental Village]. 

Intelligence from "S. G." [Copy of his letter 
to Tallmadge, Oct. 20]: Sailing of relief fleet for 
Cornwallis; position and strength of enemy s 
troops at the north end of New York; move 
ments; fort at Lloyd s Neck; fear of discovery. 
Contemporary copy by Heath. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Heath to Washington, 1781, Oct. 30. 53, 107 

178 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Before Yorktown.] To Dr. 

OCT. 23 [James] Craik [Camp]. Arrangements for accom 

modation of the sick; discharges in Gaskin s 
regiment; clothing for sick; money. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of David Cobb. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 67 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To Comte de 

OCT. 23 Grasse [Hampton Roads]. Furnishing a vessel 

to transport Cornwallis and officers to New York ; 

seamen for same and their exchange. Draft. 

3 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

D. I, pt. 2, 433 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near Yorkftown]. To David Ross 

OCT. 23 [Camp]. Orders to refrain from purchasing salt 

provision. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 69 

1781 [Washington, George] Before York[town]. To [Baron 

OCT. 23 Steuben, Before Yorktown]. Sensibility of state 

of the officers and small power to relieve it ; gen 
eral directions for formation and marching of the 
Virginia troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Cobb. 53, 36 

1781 Board of War. [Philadelphia.] To Maj. Gen. [Samuel 

OCT. 23 Holden] Parsons [Continental Village]. Retire 

ment of disabled Connecticut officers. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Wash 
ington, 1781, Nov. 17. 53, 192 

Another copy (53, 314) was enclosed In Parsons to Washington, 1781, 
Dec. 27. 

1781 Craik, James. Near York[town]. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 23 ton [Before Yorktown]. State of the hospitals; 

need of clothing, blankets, etc. for sick; failure to 

obtain supplies from Philadelphia; need of rice, 

wine, etc. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 58 



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1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Roads.] To [George] 

OCT. 23 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Despatches ; 

transportation of [the British] prisoners. L. S. 

2 pp. (In French). 53, 33 

[1781] [Lafayette, Marquis de.] Memorandum of Comte de 

[OCT. 23] Grasse s attitude on the proposed expeditions 

against Charleston or Wilmington. A. D. 2 pp. 

(In French.) 54, 43 

Translation by John Laurens, 54, 45. In Ford, 9, 391, note. 

1781 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

OCT. 23 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Requests per 

mission to cross the mountains on account of his 
health. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Trumbull: 
"his Request granted" 53, 47 

1781 Pickering, Timothy. [Before Yorktown.] To [George] 

OCT. 23 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Difficulties in 

obtaining captured stores at Gloucester; horses; 
theft of tents; need of Continental guards. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washing 
ton, 3, 427. 53, 40 

1781 Eoss, David. Yorkftown, Virginia]. Memorandum of pro- 

OCT. 23 posed disposition of slaves taken at Yorktown. 

A. D. S. 2 pp. 53, 34 

1781 Saint- Jean, Chevalier de. Hampton [Virginia]. To [George 

OCT. 23 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Hospital mat 

ters. A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French.) 53, 31 

1781 Washington, George. [Near Yorktown.] Instructions to 

OCT. 24 Col. Ephraim Blaine [Camp]. Provision supplies 

for prisoners surrendered at Yorktown. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 75 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Yorkftown]. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 24 [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, 

South Carolina]. The surrender of Cornwallis; 

terms, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 71 

1781 Washington, George. [Near Yorktown.] To David Ross 

OCT. 24 [Camp]. Return of captured negroes to their 

owners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jona 
than Trumbull, jr. In Ford, 9, 392. 

B. XIV, pt. 1, 77 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 1977 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near York[town]. To Marquis de 

OCT. 24 Saint-Simon [Camp]. Tribute to his services dur 

ing the siege. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
John Laurens. D. I, pt. 2, 437 

1781 Washington, George. Near York[town]. To [Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 24 Jethro Sumner, North Carolina]. Letter to 

[Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene left open for his 
perusal; enemy s movements to be reported. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Cobb. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 73 

1781 Anspach, Peter. Yorktown. Keceipt to British paymas- 

OCT. 24 ter for cash surrendered at Yorktown. Contem 

porary copy. 1 p. Note by Jonathan Trumbull, 
jr. that the British military chest was turned over 
to the Quartermaster General [Timothy Picker 
ing] C. C. 152, 10, 351 
1781 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Before Yorktown. To 
OCT. 24 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Ap 
plies for furlough; his claim to advancement. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 10, 369 
1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Hampton Roads.] To [George 
OCT. 24 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Vicomte de 
Montguyot s mission; offer of boats for use of 
the Army. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) 53, 60 
1781 Grasse Comte de. [Hampton Roads.] To Marquis de 
OCT. 24 Lafayette, York[town]. Pilots; transportation 
of troops; [Vicomte] de Montguyot s mission. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. (In French.) 53, 64 
1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 
OCT. 24 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Sail 
ing of the British fleet for the southward; spirit 
of militia on last alarm; want of bread; requests 
directions for distribution of the clothing in store 
at Newburgh. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 15. 

53, 68 

1781 Lawson, Robert. [Drinking Spring Virginia.] To [George] 

OCT. 24 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Return of 

prisoners under his charge; weakness of his com 
mand. A. L. S. 1 p. 53, 62 

[1781] Lawson, Robert. Drinking Spring [Virginia]. Return of 

[OCT. 24] prisoners under escort. Tabular statement. 

D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 53, 63 



1978 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Before Yorktown.] To [Comte 

OCT. 25 de Grasse, Hampton Koads]. His offer of boats; 

prisoners and transportation of Cornwallis. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Cobb. 

D. I, pt. 2, 441 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Before Yorktown.] To Comte 

OCT. 25 de Grasse [Hampton Roads]. Cornwallis s let 

ters on subject of the cartels; request from North 
Carolina [merchants]. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 443 

1781 Washington, George. Near York[town]. To [Abraham 

OCT. 25 Skinner, Camp]. Prisoners to be sent to Win 

chester and Fort Frederick. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. W 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near York[town]. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 25 [William] Smallwood [Annapolis, Maryland]. 

Use of the Maryland nine months men. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 79 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near York[town]. To Col. 

OCT. 25 [Charles] Armand[-Tuffin [Gloucester ?] Recruit 

ing his corps by draft from the Army; horses and 
accoutrements; exchange of officers; proportion 
of draft allowed. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 2, 81 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Lynn Haven Bay.] To [George Wash- 

OCT. 25 ington, Before Yorktown]. Arrival of the Brit 

ish fleet [off the Virginia Capes]. L. S. 1 p. 

53, 78 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro- 

OCT. 25 lina]. To [George] Washington [Before York- 

town], Regret at inability of French to cooperate 
against Charleston; affairs in Virginia; evacua 
tion of Wilmington and evidences of similar in 
tention at Charleston; sickly condition of troops; 
strength and need of reenf orcement ; papers re 
specting Col. [Isaac] Hayne s execution. L. S. 
5 pp. Answered Nov. 16. In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 3, 429. 53, 75 

[1781] Ross, David. Yorktown. To [George] Washington [Be- 
[OCT. 25] fore Yorktown]. Recovery of slaves; deceptions 

practiced; guard suggested. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Endorsed by Humphreys: "Vide Genl. Order 
issued in consequence" [Oct. 25]. 53, 70 



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1781 

OCT. 26 



1781 

OCT. 26 



1781 

OCT. 26 



1781 

OCT. 26 



1781 

OCT. 26 



W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Near Yorkftown]. To Brig. Gen. 
[Louis Le Begue] Duportail [Camp]. His request 
for a furlough and his views of rewards for serv 
ice. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Lau- 
rens. In Sparks, 8, 194. B. XIV, pt. 2, 83 

[Washington, George.] Near Yorkftown]. Instructions to 
Col. [Stephen] Moylan [Gloucester?]. Equip 
ment of dragoon regiments and reenforcement of 
[Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene. Auto, draft. 
2 pp. B. XIV, pt. 2, 85 

Campbell, Arthur. Holstein River [Virginia]. To [George] 
Washington [Before Yorktown]. Cherokee hos 
tility being stirred up by British; chiefs to be 
sent to headquarters; case of Col. Martin. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 53, 90 

Glean, Oliver. Poughkeepsie [New York]. Engagement 
as a writer to Lt. Col. Richard Varick and 
pledge of secrecy respecting Washington s papers. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Varick to Washing 
ton, 1782, Jan. 14. 53, 302 

Grasse, Comte de. Chesapeake Bay. To [George Wash- 
ington, Before Yorktown]. Thanks for assist 
ance to [Vicomte] de Montguyot; transportation 
of Cornwallis to New York; cooperation in a 
southern expedition. L. S. 2 pp. (In French). 

53, 85 

Grasse, Comte de. [Chesapeake Bay]. To [Marquis de 
Lafayette, Before Yorktown]. Reasons of ina 
bility to cooperate [against Wilmington, North 
Carolina]. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. (In 
French.) Attested by Lafayette. In Ford, 9, 



397, note. 

Translation by John Laurens, 53, 88. 



53, 



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OCT. 26 



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Grasse, Comte de. [Chesapeake Bay.] To [Comte de 
Charlus, Before Yorktown]. Impossibility of 
transporting the allied troops to the southward. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. (In French). 
Attested by Lafayette. 53, 89 

lincoln, B[enjamin]. Near Yorkftown]. To [George] 
Washington [Before Yorktown]. Impractica 
bility of taking Charleston without aid of the 
French; reasons. L. S. 6 pp. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 3, 431. 53, 80 



1980 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near York[town]. To [Charles r 

OCT. 27 Earl] Cornwallis [Yorktown]. Surprise at offi 

cers objections to parole; necessity of com 
pliance. Draft. Signed. 1 p. In handwriting 
of John Laurens. In Sparks, 8, 195. E. 439 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near York[town]. To Brig. Gen. 

OCT. 27 [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. His 

intelligence of [Rear] Admiral [Robert] Digby s 
designs; success at Yorktown. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 97 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Before Yorktow T n.] To Comte 

OCT. 27 de Grasse [Chesapeake Bay]. Introducing two 

sons of [Robert] Morris who go to France for their 
education. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. D. I, pt. 2, 445 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near York[town]. To [Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 27 William Heath, Highlands]. Success against 

Refugees on Long Island ; inquiry into Maj . Gen. 
[Robert] Howe s conduct [in Dec., 1778]; for 
warding of cattle and salting of beef. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 91 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Yorktown. Instructions 

OCT. 27 to Col. [Timothy] Pickering [Camp]. Removal 

of British hospital to Fredericksburg [Virginia]; 
troops ordered to Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene 
and the North [Hudson] River; water transporta 
tion; artillery and ordnance stores to go to Phila 
delphia; teams for Southern service; disease 
among the cattle ; tents. Auto, draft. 3pp. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 99 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Near Yorktown.] To [Philip 

OCT. 27 John] Schuyler [Albany]. Pardon of Myndert 

Fisher; surrender of Cornwallis. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 89 
1781 Amerman, D . Near Yorktown. Invoice of cloth- 

OCT. 27 ing surrendered by the British. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 10, 361 

1781 Amerman, D . Near Yorktown. Invoice of cloth- 

OCT. 27 ing received from the British. A. D. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 10, 343 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1981 

1781 Duportail, Chevalier. Before York[town]. To [George 

OCT. 27 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Need of rank 

of Major General before he returns to France; 
requests Washington not to interfere against it; 
requests certificate of service for [Lt.] Col. [Jean 
Baptiste] Gouvion and himself. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

53, 100 

1781 Durie, Thomas. Near Yorktown. Return of British 

OCT. 27 troops surrendered at Yorktown. Tabular state 

ment. A. D. S. 2 pp. C. C. 152, 10, 331 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. [Chesapeake Bay]. To [George Wash- 

OCT. 27 ington, Before Yorktown]. Requesting trans 

mission of naval signals to Chevalier de La Lu- 
zerne. L. S. 1 p. 53, 92 

[1781] Pickering, Timothy. [Near Yorktown.] Return of 

[OCT. 27] wagons, horses and quartermaster s stores taken 

at York and Gloucester. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. C. C. 152, 10, 347 

1781 Tilghman, Tench. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

OCT. 27 ton [Before Yorktown]. Difficulties and delays 

in his journey to Philadelphia; Comte de Grasse s 
despatch; inquiries of a committee of Congress 
respecting the articles of capitulation; rancor of 
South Carolina members against Cornwallis; will 
await orders at Chester. A. L. S. 3 pp. En 
dorsed by Trumbull: "Ans. 16 by the Genl." 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 434. 

53, 94 

1781 Wallbridge, E . Skenesborough [New York]. To 

OCT. 27 [Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark [Saratoga]. [Col. Barry] 

St. Leger s force at Ticonderoga. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 

1781, Nov. 3. 53, 138 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To [Comte 

OCT. 28 de Grasse, Chesapeake Bay]. General considera 

tions for cooperation in next campaign; Charles 
ton and New York; naval superiority. Draft. 
4 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. In 
Ford, 9, 398. D. I, pt. 2, 447 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To [Comte 

[OCT. 28] de Grasse, Chesapeake Bay]. Disappointment 

at decision against the Wilmington expedition; 



1982 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

requesting delay of fleet a few days; transporta 
tion of Army, stores, etc. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of John Laurens. D. I, pt. 2, 451 
1781 Amerman, D . Near Yorktown. Return of British 

OCT. 28 clothing surrendered Oct. 19. Tabular state 

ment. D. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 10, 343 

1781 Enos, Roger. Saratoga [Xew York]. To [Brig.] Gen. 

OCT. 28 [John] Stark [Saratoga]. Report of British re 

pairs to Ticonderoga; number of their ships. 
Contemporary copy. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Nov. 3. On same folio with 
Stark to Stirling, 1781, Oct. 28. 

1781 Stark, John. Saratoga [New York]. To Lord Stirling 

OCT. 28 [Albany]. British on Lake George; rumor of 

intended advance ; need of intrenching tools and 

militia. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Heath to Washington, 1781, Nov. 3. 53, 139 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near York[town]. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 29 [William] Heath [Highlands]. General directions 

for disposing the Army in winter quarters. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 103 

1781 [Washington, George.] Before Yorkftown]. To Thomas 

OCT. 29 Jones, Richmond, Virginia. Order, in blank, for 

arms and accoutrements for North Carolina. 

Draft. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 2, 113 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near York[town]. To [Cheva- 

OCT. 29 Her de La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. Transmitting 

French naval signals. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

D. I, pt. 2, 445 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Near Yorktown.] Instructions 
[OCT. 29] to Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Camp]. March 

of Army and transportation of stores northward. 
Auto, draft. 2 pp. In Ford, 9, 402. 

B. XIV, pt, 2, 109 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Near Yorktown.] Instructions 

OCT. 29 to Maj. [Allen] McLane [Gloucester]. To recon 

noitre the British fleet off the Virginia Capes. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 111 

1781 Washington, George. Near York[town]. Instructions to 

OCT. 29 Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair [Camp]. Detach- 



COERESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1983 

ment to march into the Carolinas; authorizing 
an attempt upon Wilmington [North Carolina]; 
transportation of artillery, stores, etc. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. In Ford, 9, 400. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 105 

1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. Thanks to the artillery 

OCT. 29 and engineers, officers and men of the Army for 

their services at Yorktown. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. In handwriting of William Stephens Smith. 

Enclosed in Washington to Heath, 1781, Dec. 15. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 213 

1781 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Before Yorktown. To 

OCT. 29 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Rec 

ommending [Maj. Jean Baptiste] Gouvion and 
[Capt. Bichet de] Rochfontaine. A. L. S. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 10, 373 

1781 Frey, [Charles] Baron de. Before Yorktown. To George 

OCT. 29 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Application 

for a command or a furlough. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

C. C. 152, 10, 379 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. Chesapeake Bay. To [George Wash- 

OCT. 29 ington, Before Yorktown]. Future operations; 

transportation of troops, etc. L. S. 2 pp. (In 
French.) See Sparks, 8, 197, note. 53, 101 

1781 Hughes, P[eter], Poughkeepsie [New York]. Engagement 

Orr. 29 as a writer to Lt. Col. Richard Varick and pledge 

of secrecy respecting Washington s papers. 
A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Varick to Washing 
ton, 1782, Jan. 14. 53, 298 
1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 
OCT. 29 liam] Heath [Continental Village, New York]. 
Evidence of British intention of occupying Ticon- 
deroga and consequent need of intrenchments at 
Saratoga; militia ordered out in response to 
[Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark s call for assistance; 
Col. [Marinus] Willett s pursuit of the enemy. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Nov. 3. 53, 142 
1781 Enos, Roger. Castleton [Vermont]. To [Brig.] Gen. [John] 
OCT. 30 Stark [Saratoga, New York]. Advance of British 
past Lake George; Enos s force; need of car 
tridges at Fort Ann; British at Ticonderoga. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1781, Nov. 3. 53, 140 



1984 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South Caro- 

OCT. 30 Una]. To [George] Washington [Before York- 

town]. Arrangement of the Maryland line; re 
quests recommendation of Col. [Otho Holland] 
Williams to a brigadier. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed 
by Tilghman: "Copy to Congress 4th Decemr. 
Ansd 15th Decemr." 53, 103 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

OCT. 30 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Diffi 

culty of accomplishing anything against the 
enemy; Heath s force; troops sent to the north 
ward ; report of Col. [Marinus] Willett s action 
with enemy near Johnstown [New York]. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Nov. 15. 53, 105 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown] To Cols. 

[OCT. 31] Ephraim Blaine and Charles Stewart [Camp]. 

Provisioning the Army ; supplies for British offi 
cers; payment of debt due the French. Auto, 
draft. 2 pp. B. XIV, pt. 2, 127 

1781 Washington, George. Near Yorkftown]. Orders to Col. 

OCT. 31 George Baylor [Gloucester?]. To act under Col. 

[Stephen] Moylan. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 123 

Same to Lt. Col. Anthony Walton White. 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Near York[town]. Certificate of 

OCT. 31 services to [Brig.] Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Du Por- 

tail [Camp]. His abilities and services. Draft 

signed. 1 p. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

In Ford, 9, 404, note. B. XIV, pt. 2, 119 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] Certificate of 

OCT. 31 services to Lt. Col. [Jean Baptiste] Gouvion 

[Camp], His talents and abilities. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 125 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near York[town]. To Maj. Gen. 

OCT. 31 [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, 

South Carolina]. Intelligence and articles of the 
capitulation at Yorktown; failure of design 
against Wilmington [North Carolina] and coopera 
tive plan against Charleston ; reenf orcements sent 
him; Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. Glair s instructions; 
winter quarters of French Army; exchange of 
prisoners; efforts to relieve Cornwallis. Draft. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1985 

4 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 
Extract in Ford, 9, 400, note. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 115 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] Instructions 

OCT. 31 to Col. [Stephen] Moylan [Gloucester ?]. Prepara 

tion of cavalry to join the Southern Army. 
Auto, draft. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 2, 121 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To [Benoit 

OCT. 31 Joseph de] Tarle [Camp]. Appreciation of his 

services. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of John 

Laurens. D. I, pt. 2, 457 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord.] Saratoga [New 

OCT. 31 York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Conti 

nental Village, New York]. Intelligence of 
advance of the enemy; Col. [Marinus] Willett at 
German Flats. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Nov. 3. 

53, 141 

[1781] Washington, George. [Before Yorktown.] Memorandum 

[OCT.] of matters to be determined respecting sur 

rendered horses and clothing. A. D. 1 p. W 

[1781] Anonymous. Intelligence [from New York], British 

[Ocr.] preparations to relieve Cornwallis. 1 p. En 

closed in Forman to Washington, 1781, Oct. 17. 

52, 338 

[1781] Bermuda. Articles to be proposed to the island as the 

[OCT. ?] basis of a capitulation. 2 pp. 53, 53 

[1781] Charleston [South Carolina]. Outlines of a plan for a 

[OCT. ?] reduction by surprise. 6 pp. 53, 55 

1781 Hand, Edward. [Before Yorktown.] Return of killed and 

OCT. wounded of the combined armies from Sep. 28 to 

Oct. 19 inclusive. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1781 Hand, Edward. [Before Yorktown.] Return of killed and 

[OCT.] wounded of the American Army from Sep. 28 to 

Oct. 14 inclusive. Tabular statement. D. S. 

1 p. W 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. [Yorktown.] Memorandum of ordnance 

O CT - stores directed to be sent up the Chesapeake 

Bay. D. S. 2 pp. W 

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[1781] Machin, Thomas and Isaac Hubbell. [Yorktown.] Re- 

[Ocr.] turn of sundry goods purchased in Yorktown for 

the brigade of Artillery, and distribution thereof. 
D. S. 3 pp. W 

1781 Yorktown (Virginia) Siege of. Return of prisoners taken 

OCT. Oct. 19 at York and Gloucester. Tabulated 

statement. 1 p. W 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near York[town]. To Col. 

Nov. 1 [Charles] Armand[-Tuffin, Camp]. Authoriza 

tion to draft men for his corps; orders to march 
to Charlottesville. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of John Laurens. B. XIV, pt. 2, 135 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near York[to\vn]. To [Maj.] 

Nov. 1 Gen. Horatio Gates [Berkeley County, Virginia]. 

His unfortunate situation; wish to serve in 
army. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 131 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near York[town]. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 1 [William] Irvine [Fort Pitt]. Courts-martial at 

Fort Pitt; pardon of Myndert Fisher and case 
of John Kinds. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 133 
1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Yorktown.] To Col. 

Nov. 1 [Stephen] Moylan [Gloucester?] His application 

to go to Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 137 

1781 Moylan, Stephen. [Before Yorktown]. To [George] 

Nov. 1 Washington [Before Yorktown]. State of his 

regiment; request for a furlough on account of 

health; horses and accoutrements. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 53, 109 

1781 Moylan, Stephen. [Before Yorktown]. To [George] 

Nov. l Washington [Before Yorktown]. Officers as 

signed to the Southern detachment; Moylan s 
health; superfluous officers of the 4th [Conti 
nental Dragoons]; suggests incorporating the 
men into other regiments. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

53, 111 

1781 Provaux, Adrian. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

Nov. 1 Washington, Before Yorktown]. Requests per 

mission to go to Cape Francois. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

53, 118 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1987 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Saratoga [New 

Nov. l York]. To Col. [Barry] St. Leger [Lake Cham- 

plain]. Proposing an exchange of prisoners; 
Cornwallis s surrender. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1781, 
Nov. 20. 53, 113 

1781 Dnrie, T[homas]. Near Yorktown To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 2 ington [Before Yorktown]. Persons enquired of 

by Gov. [Thomas Sim] Lee. A. L. S. 1 p. 

53, 123 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. High Hills of the Santee [South 

Nov. 2 Carolina]. To [George] Washington [Before 

Yorktown]. Joy at Cornwallis s surrender; 

quietness of enemy in South Carolina. A. L. S. 

3 pp. Answered Dec. 15. 53, 119 

1781 Schuyler, Phplip John]. Saratoga [New York], To 

Nov. 2 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Con 

gratulations on the Yorktown victory; report of 
British repairing Ticonderoga; Col. [Barry] St. 
Leger s apology to Vermont; suspicious actions 
of some of that state s leading men; Col. [Mari- 
nus] Willett s defeat of the enemy at Johnstown. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Nov. 28. 53, 121 

1781 Trumbull, J[onathan] jr. [Near Yorktown]. To Col. 

Nov. 2 [Stephen] Moylan [Gloucester]. Permission to 

go to Philadelphia. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 139 

1781 Willett, Marinus. Fort Rensselaer [New York]. To 

Nov. 2 [William Alexander,] Lord Stirling [Saratoga, 

New York]. Report of action with the enemy 
at Johnstown and account of the pursuit of Maj. 
[John] Ross party Oct. 27-30 through the Mo 
hawk county; Col. Walter Butler s stand at 
Canada Creek. Contemporary copy. 5 pp. 

53, 159 

[1781] Yorktown (Virginia.) French at. Return of wounded 

[Nov. 2] and killed of the French army each day during 

the operations from Oct. 6 to Nov. 1, inclusive 

W 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Yorkftown]. Instructions 

Nov. 3 to Lt. [William] Colfax [Camp]. Transportation 

of guard and baggage of headquarters to Phila 
delphia. Auto, draft. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 2, 149 



1988 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] Instructions 

Nov. 3 to Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Camp]. Sta 

tions of New Jersey and New York troops; Army 
ordered to the North River; attention to stores, 
sick, etc. at Head of Elk. Auto, draft. 2 pp. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 141 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Near Yorkftown]. To David 

Nov. 3 Ross [Yorktown]. Orders to furnish hospital at 

Williamsburg with articles noted in memorandum 

of Malachi Treat. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

In handwriting of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 151 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Near Yorktown] To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 3 [George] Weedon [Fredericksburg, Virginia]. 

British and German convalescent prisoners. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 143 

1781 Grasse, Comte de. Chesapeake Bay. To [George Wash- 

Nov. 3 ington, Before Yorktown]. Taking leave of 

Washington. L. S. 1 p. (In French) 53, 128 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [near Peekskill, 

Nov. 3 New York]. To [George] Washington [Before 

Yorktown]. Confusion of intelligence from the 

North. L. S. 1 p. Answered Nov. 15. 53, 136 

1781 Moylan, John. Boston. To [George] Washington [Before 

Nov. 3 Yorktown]. Difficulties experienced in forward 

ing clothing from Boston; clothing at Newburgh 
ordered issued to troops under [Maj.] Gen. [Wil 
liam] Heath; apology for not having a deputy at 
headquarters; congratulations on [Yorktown] 
victory. A. L. S. 5 pp. 53, 130 

1781 Moylan, Stephen. [Before Yorktown.] To [Lt.] Col. [Jon- 

Nov. 3 athan] Trumbull [jr., Before Yorktown]. Thanks 

for Washington s consideration of Ms state of 

health; cavalry measures to be taken. A. L. S. 

1 p. 53, 127 

[1781] St. Clair, Arthur. [Yorktown.] Memorandum of clothing 

[Nov. 3] needed for the Southern Army. A. D. S. 1 p. 

53, 125 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. [Saratoga, New 

Nov. 3 York.] To Maj . Gen. [William] Heath [Continen 

tal Village, New York]. The Yorktown victory; 
dismissal of the militia; works ordered erected; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1989 

intention of returning to Albany; Col. [Marinus] 
Willett s victory at Johnstown and in the Mo 
hawk country, Oct. 25-30. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1781, Nov. 9. 53, 162 
1781 Washington, George. [Near Yorktown.] Instructions to 
Nov . 4 Capt. [William Dent ?] Beall [Camp]. Guarding of 
British hospital at Gloucester and forwarding of 
prisoners to Fredericksburg; disbanding his de 
tachment. Auto, draft. B. XIV, pt. 2, 157 
1781 Washington, George. Near York[town] Instructions to 
Nov. 4 Simeon De Witt [Camp]. Road surveys to be 
made. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 161 

1781 [Washington, George.] Yorktown. Passport for ship 

Nov. 4 Cochran transporting [Charles,] Earl Cornwallis 

to New York. Draft. 3 pp. Memoranda of 

other vessels granted passports to go to New 

York. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

E. 441 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Near Yorktown.] To Col. Tim- 

Nov. 4 othy Pickering [Camp]. Disposal of surplus cap 

tured stores for discharge of debt; collection of 
boats; expresses; forage taken and damage 
done by troops. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 159 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Near Yorktown]. To [Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 4 Anthony Wayne, Camp]. His application and of 

ficers of the Pennsylvania Line. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 153 

1781 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Before Yorktown]. To [Brig.] 

Nov. 4 Gen. [Anthony] Wayne [Camp]. Leaves him to 

act as he requested. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 155 

1781 Antill, Edward. Before Yorktown. To Brig. Gen. 

Nov. 4 [Moses] Hazen [Before Yorktown]. Promotions 

in the regiment; officers recommended. Con 
temporary copy. 2 pp. On same folio with 
Hazen to Washington, 1781, Nov. 4. 

1781 Hazen, Moses. [Before Yorktown]. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 4 ton [Before Yorktown] Case of promotions 

among officers [of the 2d Canadian regiment]. 

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1781 Jones, Thomas. [Yorktown.] Memorandum of military 

Nov. 4 stores remaining in the State of Virginia. D. S. 

3 pp. Countersigned by Henry Knox. W 

1781 Knox, H[enry]. [Yorktown.] Memorandum of ordnance 

Nov. * and stores prepared for the Southern detach 

ment. D. S. 1 p. W 

1781 La luzerne, [Chevalier de]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [Before Yorktown]. Acknowledg 

ing papers from Comte de Grasse; congratula 
tions [on surrender of Yorktown]. L. S. 2 pp. 

53, 145 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. Near York[town]. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 4 ington [Before Yorktown]. Requesting a short 

leave of absence. A. L. S. 1 p. 53, 143 

1781 Wayne, Anthony. [Before Yorktown.] To [George] 

Nov. 4 Washington [Before Yorktown]. His request for 

leave. A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 147 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Near Yorktown.] Instructions to 

[Nov. 5] Thomas Durie [Gloucester]. Shipment of paroled 

British prisoners; removal of sick and well 

prisoners to Fredericksburg [Virginia]. Auto. 

draft. 2 pp. B. XIV, pt. 2, 145 

[1781] [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown.] To [Comte 

[Nov. 5] de Grasse, Chesapeake Bay]. Separation from 

de Grasse; his f riendship ; present of horses; news 

of British fleet; flag vessels for New York. 

Draft. 5 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

D. I, pt. 2, 459 

1781 [Washington, George.] [Before Yorktown] To Comte de 

Nov. 5 Grasse [Chesapeake Bay]. Claim of British 

prisoners to release on ground of being citizens. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of John Laurens. 

D. I, pt. 2, 465 

1781 [Washington, George.] Near York[town]. Warrant to 

Nov. 5 Col. Timothy Pickering [Camp] to impress forage 

for Army on its northward march. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 163 

1781 Stark, John. Saratoga [New York]. To Gov. [Thomas] 

Nov. 5 Chittenden [Arlington, Vermont]. Requests 

report on British treatment of a Vermont scout 
ing party and a copy of the letter said to have 
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CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1991 

in Vermont s patriotism; salute of fourteen guns 
in honor of [Yorktown] victory. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. 53, 335 

1781 Kendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 5 ton [Eltham, Virginia]. Congratulations on the 

Yorktown success; cooperation with the Spanish 
forces. A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 150 

1781 Hospital (British.) Gloucester [Virginia.] Present state 

Nov. 6 of the sick and wounded of general and regi 

mental hospitals. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 
of Alexander Grant. 1 p. Enclosed in Durie to 
Washington, 1781, Dec. 18. 53, 306 

1781 St. leger, Barry. [Lake Champlain, New York.] To 

Nov. 7 [Maj.] Gen. [Lord] Stirling [Saratoga]. Lack of 

authority to make exchanges; reasons for 
severity toward prisoners. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. On verso of Stirling to St. Leger, 1781, 
Nov. 1. 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [near Peekskill, 

Nov. 8 New York]. To [George] Washington [Eltham, 

Virginia]. Return of British fleet to New York; 
return of Col. [Marinus] Willett from pursuit of 
Maj. [John] Ross party; report of British inten 
tion against the Highlands. L. S. 2pp. 53,156 
1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. "Col. Bassetts" [Eltham, Vir- 

Nov. 9 ginia]. To David Ross [Yorktown]. Introduc 

ing Cherokee chiefs; presents. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 165 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. [High Hills of the Santee, South 

Nov. 9 Carolina.] To Maj. Gen. [Paston] Gould [Charles 

ton? South Carolina]. Barbarous practice of 
burning buildings; retaliations unless it is 
stopped. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed 
in Greene to Washington, 1781, Nov. 20. 

53, 198 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [New York]. To 

Nov - 9 [George] Washington [Before Yorktown]. Intel 

ligence of victory of Col. [Marinus] Willett. 
L. S. 1 p. 53, 158 

1781 [Willett, Marinus.] Albany. Return of British prisoners 

Nov - 9 taken [at Johnstown and in the Mohawk coun 

try]. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1781, Nov. 12. 53, 172 



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1781 [Willett, Marinus.] [Albany.] Return of killed, wounded 

Nov. 9 and missing in the action at Johnstown [Oct.] 

25. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1781, Nov. 12. 53, 173 

1781 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To Maj. 

Nov. 10 Gen. [William] Heath, [Highlands]. Intelligence 

from Canada through Col. Thomas Johnson. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1781, Dec. 4. 53, 250 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Before Yorktown. To [George 

Nov. 10 Washington, Eltham]. Sympathy [on death of 

John Parke Custis]; departure of Comte de 
Grasse; [Maj.] Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln s assi 
duity; winter quarters for the troops. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Dec. 2. 53, 166 

1781 Febiger, Christian. Cumberland Court House [Virginia]. 

Nov. 11 To Maj. Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair, Richmond [Vir 

ginia], Miserable situation of Continental troops 
at Cumberland; lack of clothing; smallpox and 
inoculation ; condition of the men ; requests direc 
tions. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in St. Clair to 
Washington, 1781, Nov. 14. 53, 179 

1781 Continental Congress. Resolve. Ordering adjustment of 

Nov. 12 [Capt.] Jacob [Jacques] Schreiber s accounts and 

granting leave for him to return to Europe. 

Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Schrei- 

ber to Washington, 1783, Mar. 4. 62, 37 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [near Peekskill, 

Nov. 12 New York]. To [George] Washington [Fred- 

ericksburg, Virginia]. Salting of beef ; salt pro 
visions from Connecticut; disposition determined 
on for winter quarters of the various troops; 
position of New Hampshire troops; difficulty in 
obtaining flour; need of pay for the troops; re 
turns of losses and prisoners from Col. [Marinus] 
Willett; force for guarding the northern frontier. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Nov. 28. 53, 170 

1781 Braxton, Carter, Josiah Parker and William Harvey. 

Nov. 14 Bond to [Lt. Col.] Edward Carrington for pay 

ment for confiscated goods of James R. Robert 
son & Co. Agreement to accept payment in 
tobacco. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed 
in Carrington to Washington, 1782, Jan. 4. 

54,31 



COERESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1993 

1781 Carrington, Ed[ward]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

Nov. 14 [George Washington, Mt. Vernon]. Finishing up 

the mercantile affairs of [Robert] Hoakesly and 
[David] Ross; amounts. Recent copy. 1 p. 

53, 181 

1781 Carrington, Edward. Yorktown [Virginia]. Return of 

Nov. 14 the sale and disposal of goods of James R. 

Robertson & Co., seized for use of the United 
States by order of the Commander-in-chief. 
Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Carrington to Washington, 1782, Jan. 4. 54, 32 

1781 Chittenden, Thomas. Arlington [Vermont]. To Brig. 

Nov. 14 Gen. [John] Stark [Albany]. Account of treat 

ment accorded a Vermont scouting party by the 
British transmitted to Washington; thanks for 
the salute of fourteen guns. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Stark to Washington, 1781, 
Dec. 27. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 
440. 53, 334 

1781 Nicolson, George and David Ross. Bond to [Lt. Col.] 

Nov. 14 Edward Carrington for payment for confiscated 

goods of James R. Robertson & Co. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Agreement to accept pay 
ment in tobacco. Enclosed in Carrington to 
Washington, 1782, Jan. 4. 54, 33 

1781 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. [Continental Village, near 

Nov - 14 Peekskill, New York.] To Maj. Gen. [William] 

Heath [Continental Village]. Retirement of dis 
abled officers of the Connecticut Line. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, 
Nov. 17. 53, 194 

1781 St. Glair, Arthur. Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] 

Xov - 14 Washington [Mt. Vernon]. Difficulty and delay 

in crossing the river; worthlessness of the quar 
termasters; lack of horses; strength of his force; 
British at Wilmington and position of American 
militia; lack of ammunition; difficulty of at 
tempting Wilmington. L. S. 6 pp. Answered 
Nov. 30. 53, 176 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Mount Vernon. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov - 15 [William] Heath [Highlands], Aspect of matters 

to the northward; clothing distribution; meat 

and bread supply. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 167 



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1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Mount Vernon. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 15 [Robert] Howe [Philadelphia], The inquiry into 

his conduct in Georgia [in Dec., 1778]. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 169 

1781 Washington, George. Mt. Vernon. To [Marquis de La- 

Nov. 15 fayette, Philadelphia]. Delay in reaching Phila 

delphia; friendship; necessity of a naval supe 
riority to terminate the war; filling of the bat 
talions, etc. Auto, draft signed. 5pp. In Ford, 
9, 405. P. II, 435 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Mount Vernon. To Col. [Rich- 

Nov. 15 ard] Varick [Poughkeepsie, New York]. His 

writers and arrangements; money for same. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 171 
1781 Parsons, D[avid]. Peekskill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 
Nov. 15 [Samuel Holden] Parsons [Continental Village]. 
Wish to retire. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Nov. 17. 

53, 191 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

Nov. 15 ton [Mt. Vernon]. Hope that States will not con 

ceive the war at an end; retirement of British 
toward Canada. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Nov. 28. 53, 174 

1781 [Washington, George.] Mount Vernon. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 16 [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, 

South Carolina]. March of Army North ; disposal 
of the British prisoners ; stimulation of Congress 
to increased exertion; chain of expresses to 
South Carolina. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. Extract in Ford, 9, 407. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 173 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Continental Village [near Peekskill, 

Nov. 17 New York]. To [George] Washington [Mt. Ver 

non]. Gallant capture of British sloop by Lt. 
[Samuel] De Forest ; suspension of clothing issues 
by the Board of War; great need of the troops. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Nov. 28. 53, 189 

1781 Virginia Officers. Cumberland Court House [Virginia], 

Nov. 17 Memorial to Col. [Christian] Febiger [Cumberland 

Court House]. Their distressed situation for 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1995 

want of pay and clothes; refusal to march until 
supplied. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Original 
signed by Thomas Posey, John Poulson, Saml 
Finley, Alexdr Parker and Joseph Scott. En 
closed in St. Clair to Washington, 1781, Nov. 26. 

53, 224 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord], Rynbeck [New 

Nov. 18 York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Continen 

tal Village, New York]. Correspondence with 
Col. [Barry] St. Leger; charge of paroles broken 
by American officers. Contemporary extract. 
1 p. Enclosed in Stirling to Washington, 1781, 
Nov. 20. 53, 114 

1781 Schur, [Friedrich Heinrich]. Fredericktown [Maryland]. 

Nov. 19 To [George Washington, Mt. Vernon]. Request 

ing passport for an officer to bring money to Hes 
sian prisoners. Recent copy. (In French) 1 p. 

53, 195 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Rynbeck [New 

Nov. 20 York] To [George] Washington [Alexandria, 

Virginia]. Congratulations on the Yorktown sur 
render; dispositions for defending the frontier; 
advance of the British ; battle at Johnstown and 
Col. Marinus Willett s victory; death of [Col.] 
Walter Butler; British at Ticonderoga and Lake 
George; militia ordered out; retirement of enemy. 
L. S. 6 pp. 53, 115 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. [High Hills of the Santee, South Caro- 

Nov. 21 lina.] To [George] Washington [Annapolis, Mary 

land]. Need of [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair s re- 
enforcements; expectation of vigorous attempt 
by British; evacuation of Wilmington [North 
Carolina] ; delay in making a return of prisoners; 
question of retaliation for murder of Col. [Isaac] 
Hayne ; letter sent enemy to put a stop to their 
burnings; the general situation. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Dec. 15. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 447. 53, 196 

1781 Graham, Samuel. Winchester [Virginia]. To [Brig.] Gen. 

22 [Daniel] Morgan [Saratoga, Virginia]. Failure to 

furnish flour to British and Anspach prisoners. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Morgan to Washing 
ton, 1781, Nov. 25. 53, 207 



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1781 Greene, Nathanael. South Carolina. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 22 ington [Annapolis]. Appreciation of Washing 

ton s letter; Mrs. Greene s presence. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 53, 204 
[1781] Greene, NathanaeL [South Carolina,] To [George Wash- 

[Nov. 22] ington, Annapolis.] Mrs. Greene s journey; 

sympathy [on death of John Parke Custis] ; the 
brightness and gloom of Greene s situation; 
State politics. A. L. S. 3 pp. 53, 205 

1781 Humphrys, D[avid]. Peekskill [New York]. To [George] 

Nov. 22 Washington [Annapolis]. Arrangements for 

Washington s winter quarters; proposes scheme 
to attempting a surprise of New York City. A. 
L. S. 4 pp. Answered Dec. 11. 53, 210 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Head of Elk [Maryland], To 

Nov. 22 [George] Washington [Annapolis]. Board of 

War s intention of lodging the sick in Philadel 
phia; reasons against so doing; intention of 
urging Burlington or Trenton as a better place. 
L. S. 2 pp. 53, -202 

1781 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Head of Elk [Maryland]. Division 

Nov. 22 Orders: Stations for the various regiments; 

transportation of sick, etc. Contemporary copy. 

3 pp. Enclosed in Lincoln to Washington, 1781, 
Nov. 22. 53, 200 

1781 Ross, David. Yorktown, Virginia. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 22 ington [Annapolis]. Entertainment of the Chero 

kee Chiefs; settlement of mercantile matters 
with the British merchants; scheme of bills of 
exchange. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 10. 

53, 208 

1781 Knyphausen, [Baron von]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 23 ington [Annapolis]. Request for passport for 

Hessian officer to take money to Hessian pris 
oners in Philadelphia. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Feb. 26, 1782. 53, 214 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Baltimore. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 23 [Annapolis]. Arrangements for prisoners at 

Winchester, Fort Frederick and Fredericktown; 
escape of prisoners and liberty permitted in 
Frederick County, Maryland ; stockade and pro 
vision supplies at Fredericktown; situation of 
prisoners at Winchester. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

53, 212 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1997 

1781 Brownson, Gideon. Sunderland [Vermont]. To [George] 

Nov. 24 Washington [Baltimore]. His derangement while 

prisoner in Canada; his subsistence debts; 
requests redress. A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 218 

1781 Duportail, [Louis Le Begue]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

Nov. 24 Washington [Baltimore]. Appreciation of Wash 

ington s recommendation to Congress; requests 
a letter to Marquis de Segur. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

53, 220 

1781 Ross, David. Yorktown, Virginia. To [George Washing- 

Nov. 24 ton, Baltimore]. Request of British merchants 

for authority to carry away tobacco; need of 

passport for a tobacco cargo. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered Dec. 10. 53, 216 

1781 Morgan, Daniel. Saratoga [Virginia] To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 25 ington [Philadelphia]. The victory at Yorktown ; 

loss of British prisoners; tory aid to escape; 

Morgan s measures; refusal of people to furnish 

provisions; need of orders respecting straggling 

soldiers and escaped American prisoners. L. S. 

3 pp. Answered Dec. 12. 53, 221 

1781 Louis [XVI]. Versailles. To Comte de Rochambeau 

Nov. 26 [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Success of the French 

in the West Indies; the victory at Yorktown; 

thanksgiving ordered. Contemporary copy. 

2 pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau to Washington, 

1782, Apr. 29. 56, 110 

1781 St. Clair, Arthur. Taylor s Ferry [North Carolina]. To 

Nov. 26 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. March of 

the troops; evacuation of Wilmington [North 

Carolina]; route to [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] 

Greene; memorial of Virginia officers. L. S. 

2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 449. 

53, 222 

1781 Durie, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

Nov. 27 [Philadelphia]. Transportation of sick prisoners 

from Gloucester; those left behind; guards 

requested of Gov. [Thomas] Nelson [jr.]; returns 

to be made; transportation of British officers to 

New York; merchants and others still remaining 

in Yorktown; prisoners sent to Hanover Court 

House. A. L. S. 4 pp. 53, 225 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 28 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Approves winter- 



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quarters arrangement; flour supply; scarcity of 
money; Col. [Marinus] Willett s success [at 
Johnstown]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 177 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Philadelphia. To Philip [John] 

Nov. 28 Schuyler [Albany]. Fear [of lethergy of States]; 

temper of Vermont; success of Col. [Marinus] 
Willett on the frontier [Johnstown and the Mo 
hawk country]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 175 

1781 lafayette, Marquis de. [en route to Boston ?] To [George 

Nov. 29 Washington, Philadelphia]. Sending [cipher] 

numbers for use in correspondence; appreciation 
of Washington s thanks to the Virginia troops 
commanded by Lafayette ; begs the extra month s 
pay for them; minor personal matters. A. L. S. 
3 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 451. 

53, 230 

1781 Mentges, F[rancis]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

Nov. 29 Washington, Philadelphia]. Distresses of the 

hospital for medicines and provisions; laxity in 
regard to prisoners; Comte de Rochambeau s 
kindness. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 2, 
1782. 53, 228 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

Nov. 30 [Arthur] St. Glair [North Carolina]. Difficulties 

of his march; suggested attempt against Wil 
mington [North Carolina]; transmits extracts of 
resolves of Congress [1781, Oct. 29] on York- 
town; Col. [Christian] Febiger s command. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 181 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Philadelphia. To [William Alex- 

Nov. 30 ander,] Lord Stirling [Albany]. Danger of 

lethergy of States ; success on the northern fron 
tier [Col. Marinus Willett s victory at Johns 
town]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jona 
than Trumbull, jr. B. XIV, pt. 2, 179 

1781 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

Nov. 30 ington [Philadelphia]. Requests permission for 

a British officer to go to Fredericktown and 

Winchester with money for prisoners. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Dec. 6. 53, 234 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 1999 

1781 Hunter, William, jr. Alexandria [Virginia]. To [George 

Nov. 30 Washington, Philadelphia]. Forwarding of pass 

ports for a brigantine to go to New York. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Dec. 10. 53, 232 

[1781] Duportail, [Louis Le Begue] [Philadelphia.] To [George] 

[Nov. ?] Washington [Preakness ?]. Recommending Col. 

Laumoy and Lt. Col. Wuibert; arrangement of 

the Sappers and Miners; command of same; 

regulation proposed. L. S. 3 pp. W 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Comte de 

DEC. 2 Rochambeau, Williamsburg, Virginia]. Ac 

knowledgment of his sympathy on death of 
[John Parke] Custis. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

D. I, pt. 2,469 

1781 Irvine, William. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 2 Washington [Philadelphia]. Conditions at Fort 

Pitt; relinquishment of the Sandusky expedition; 
re-formation of the Pennsylvania regiments; de 
plorable condition of the troops; misuse of mili 
tary stores; powder and lead issued to militia by 
Col. [Daniel] Brodhead s orders; failure of [Brig.] 
Gen. [George Rogers] Clark s expedition; his 
difficulty in raising men ; rottenness of the buffalo 
meat; ambuscade of [Lt.] Col. [Archibald] Loch- 
rey s party; consternation in Westmoreland 
county; chances of a British expedition against 
Fort Pitt; ruinous state of the fortifications; 
advantageous ground for works on Shirtus 
[Chartier s?] Creek; proposal to abandon Fort 
Mclntosh; disappearance of public boats; neces 
sity of capturing Detroit to relieve the frontier; 
general plan for an attempt; requests permis 
sion to come to camp; failure of contractors 
to furnish provision; reports of escaped pris 
oners of British preparations to attack the 
frontier; question of exchanges; requests direc 
tions respecting John Hynds and Myndert 
Fisher. A. L. S. 8 pp. Answered Dec. 18. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 452. 

53, 236 

1781 Rawlings, Moses. Fredericktown [Maryland]. To [George] 

DEC. 2 Washington [Philadelphia]. Insolent behavior 



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of British prisoners; their punishment; clamor of 

British officers. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

Dec. 12. 53, 338 

1781 Heath, Wfilliam] Highlands. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 3 [Philadelphia]. Distressed state of the troops 

for want of clothing; need of more tailors; 

pressing need of the New Hampshire troops; 

poor quality of cloth vests in store. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered Dec. 15. 53, 244 

1781 Mosher, W[illiam]. Bedford [New York]. To Capt. 

DEC. 3 [Thomas] Prichard [On the Lines]. Account of a 

skirmish with the enemy and capture of Capt. 

[Richard] Sackett. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1781, Dec. 4. 

53, 255 

1781 Porter, Andrew. Philadelphia. Certificate of enlistment 

DEC. 3 of a soldier by Lt. Col. Thomas Forrest. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Forrest to Washington, 1781, 
Dec. 29. 53, 351 

1781 Ogden, M[atthias]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

DEC. 3 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Negotia 

tions [for his exchange]; capture of picaroons. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 242 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 4 [Philadclpliia]. Letters and Capt. [John] Edgar s 

report of plot to deliver Vermont to the British ; 
information to be obtained from Col. [Capt.] 
Thomas Johnson; distress of American officers 
prisoners in Canada; impatience of Westchester 
county for a settlement for forage consumed by 
the allied Armies and delay of quartermasters in 
furnishing returns; winter quarters selected for 
Sheldon s dragoons. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Dec. 15. 53, 248 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 4 [Philadelphia]. Exhaustion of horses of the 

dragoon escort for the mails; questions need of 

escort; new horses necessary; skirmish. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Dec. 15. 53, 252 
1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Abraham Skin- 

DEC. 5 ner [Philadelphia]. Orders to negotiate an ex 

change of prisoners; Lord Cornwallis; [Maj.j 
Gen. [Charles] O Hara s rank; prisoners in Can- 



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ada and non-military prisoners of Yorktown. 
Djaft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 185 

1781 Durie, Thomas. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 5 Washington [Philadelphia]. Reported wreck of 

the Lord Mulgrave. A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 256 
1781 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Sir Henry Clinton 

DEC. 6 [New York]. The prisoner situation; proposing 

meeting of Commissioners to settle the various 
matters. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Sparks, 8, 215. E. 445 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 6 [Moses] Hazen [Delaware]. Orders to march to 

winter quarters in Lancaster Pennsylvania; 
clothing for his regiment. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 189 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Passport, in blank, 

DEC. 6 for a British officer to convey money to prisoners 

at Fredericktown, Maryland and Winchester, Vir 
ginia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. E. 447 

1781 Clinton, James. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 6 Washington [Philadelphia]. Absence of huts for 

winter quarters for his brigade. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

Answered Dec. 14. 53, 261 

1781 Morris, Robert. [Philadelphia.] Articles of Agreement 

DEC. 6 [Contract] with Comfort, Richardson and Joshua 

Sands, [Sands & Co.] to furnish provisions to 
West Point and its dependencies. Contemporary 
copy with marginal notes by Washington. 12 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to Benson, Smith and 
Hobart, 1782, July 9. 55, 164 

1781 Craig, J[ohn]. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 7 Washington [Philadelphia]. Account of Brig. 

Gen. George Rogers Clark s expedition; disap 
pointments experienced; Craig s return to Fort 
Pitt; strategems practiced against the Indians. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 53, 264a 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 8 Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Returns for report of a 

committee of Congress. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV. pt, 2, 191 

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1781 [Schuyler, Philip John] Albany. To Lord Stirling [Fish- 

DEC. 8 kill, New York]. [Col. Barry] St. Leger s retire 

ment into Canada; probability of the British 
vessels being caught in the ice on Lake [Cham- 
plain]; shocking condition of Maj. [John] Ross 
surviving men. Contemporary extract. 1 p. En 
closed in Stirling to Washington, 1781, Dec. 13. 

53, 280 

1781 Wemyss, J[ames]. Charleston [South Carolina]. To Maj. 

DEC. 8 [Edmund M.] Hyrne [Charleston ?]. Permission 

to serve in American Army if a like indulgence be 
procured for a British officer. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Hyrne to Washington, 
1782, Feb. 20. 54, 270 

Dated in error 1782 and endorsed by Trumbull: "Superceded by general 
Liberation of all Prisoners" 

1781 G-reene, Nathanael. Headquarters at the Round O. 

DEC. 9 [South Carolina]. To [George] Washington 

[Philadelphia]. Transmitting his letter to Con 
gress; prisoner matters; Greene s correspond 
ence with Comte de Rochambeau. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Feb. 18. 53, 266 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Headquarters at the Round O [South 

DEC. 9 Carolina]. To [the President of Congress, Phila 

delphia]. Failure of attempted surprise of 
British at Dorchester; defeat of enemy in a 
cavalry skirmish; evacuation of the place; forti 
fications erected at Charleston; British attempts 
to embody the tories and arouse the Indians; 
evacuation of Beaufort and Ebenezer; present 
restricted limits of the British army; corre 
spondence with British respecting [Robert] 
Starke; requests directions respecting retalia 
tion for murder of Col. [Isaac] Hayne. Con 
temporary copy. 5 pp. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1781, Dec. 9. 53, 268 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Comte de 

DEC. 10 Rochambeau [Williamsburg]. Vessel from New 

York with American prisoners and medicines, 
stores, etc. for British; passports for tobacco 
ships. Draft. 2 pp. In handwritirig of Tench 
Tilghman. D. I, pt. 2, 471 

1781 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To David Ross 

DEC. 10 [Yorktown ? Virginia]. Payment of bills drawn 



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by [Robert] Morris; passport for a brigantine 
and granting of same for tobacco ships. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 193 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. Passport for 

DEC. 10 brigantine Potomac to proceed to New York 

with tobacco and paroled [British] prisoners. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

E. 449 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Rear] Adml. 

DEC. 11 Robert Digby, New York. Comte de Rocham- 

beau written to in regard to cartel ship New 
Blessing. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. E. 451 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. 

DEC. 11 [David] Humphreys [Peekskill, New York], 

His efforts to secure quarters; proposed attempt 
on enemy. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 195 

1781 Frey, [Charles, Baron] de. Philadelphia. To George 

DEC. 11 Washington, Philadelphia. Requesting Wash 

ington s aid to obtain rank of brevet-major from 
Congress; value of rank to him in France. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 12. 53, 273 
1781 Ternant, [Jean Baptiste]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

DEC. 11 Washington [Philadelphia]. Propriety of his 

giving testimony, while a prisoner on parole, in 
trial of [Maj.] Gen. [Robert] Howe. Recent 
copy. 1 p. 53, 272 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Baron de Frey 

DEC. 12 [Philadelphia]. His resignation and application 

for brevet rank. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B, XIV, pt. 2, 201 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 12 [Daniel] Morgan [Virginia]. His offer to manage 

prisoner matters; terms of service of exchanged 

prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 197 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. 

DEC. 12 [Moses] Rawlings, Frederick, Maryland. Re 

moval of British prisoners to Lancaster and 
Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
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178.1 Heath, W[illiamj. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 12 [Philadelphia]. New Hampshire regiments or 

dered stationed to the northward and along the 
Mohawk River; completion of huts; need of 
clothing; scanty flour supply; plentifulness of 
meat; smallpox. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Dec. 
24. 53, 277 

1781 Clinton, George. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [Maj. 

DEC. 12 Gen. William Heath, Highlands]. Need of 

clothing for recruits, enlisted into Col. [Marinus] 
Willett s corps, from the nine months men. 
Contemporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1781, Dec. 22. 53, 325 

1781 Stillwell, John. [Middletown heights.] Diary: Sailing of 

DEC. 12-15 a British fleet from Sandy Hook. [Sent to Col. 

David Forman, Freehold, New Jersey]. A. D. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Forman to Washington, 1781, 
Dec. 16. 53, 290 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. ToCapt. [Benjamin] 

DEC. 13 Walker [Philadelphia]. Evidence of [Brig.] Gen. 

[Samuel] Elbert and [Lt.] Col. [Jean Baptiste] 
Ternant [in court martial of Maj.] Gen. [Robert] 
Howe. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 203 

1781 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord] Fishkill [New York]. 

DEC. 13 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Wash 

ington s approval of his measures in the North; 
intelligence from Canada; Stirling s sympathy 
on death of [John Parke] Custis. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Dec. 25. 53, 279 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 14 [James] Clinton [Pompton, New Jersey]. Orders 

to hut and establish guard in Ringwood Clove. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIV, pt. 2, 205 
1781 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Col. [Timothy] 
DEC. 14 Pickering [Newburgh?]. Collection and preser 
vation, repair and building of boats; preparation 
of estimates of supplies wanted. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 207 

1781 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 14 ington [Philadelphia]. Requests passport for 



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subalterns and non-commissioned officers to carry 
money and supplies to British prisoners in Penn 
sylvania. L. S. 1 p. Answered Dec. 31. 

53, 281 

1781-2 [Walker, Benjamin.] Memoranda of directions to Col. 
DEC. 14- [Timothy] Pickering. A. D., with marginal 

FEB - 23 notes of results accomplished in writing of 

Pickering. 3pp. Endorsed by Walker: "Prep 
arations in Qr. Mr. Departmt." 55, 288 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 15 [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee]. 

Improvement of affairs in the South; recom 
mendation of Col. [Otho Holland] Williams; 
British reenf orcements ; danger of States relax 
ing ; exchange of prisoners ; retaliation measures. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. In Ford, 9, 419. B. XIV, pt. 2, 215 

1781 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Maj.] Gen. 

DEC. 15 [Nathanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, 

South Carolina]. Greene s eminent services; 

Mrs. Greene s journey to meet him. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 2, 219 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 15 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Clothing; escort for 

mail from Fishkill to Morristown; Vermont s 
manceuvers ; resolve of Congress on the surrender 
at Yorktown; boats; contracts for provision and 
forage supply at West Point. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 209 

1781 Noailles, [Louis Marie,] Viscomte de. [Boston.] To 

DEC. 15 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Hopes of 

soon returning to America. A. L. S. 1 p. 

53, 285 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Comte de Ro- 

DEC - 16 chambeau [Williamsburg]. Vigorous efforts of 

Congress for next campaign. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 475 

1781 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC - 16 Washington, Philadelphia. Transmitting intel 

ligence; sailing of a British fleet from Sandy 



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Hook; requests directions as to continuing the 
employment of observers. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Dec. 17. 53, 289 
1781 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 
DEC. 16 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Recall of Col. [Rufus] 
Putnam from survey duty; disorder and distress 
caused by detailing garrison officers; settlement 
of question by the Commander in chief [Wash 
ington]. Contemporary copy made and attested 
by Richard Platt. Jan. 27, 1782. Enclosed in 
McDougall to Washington, 1782, Jan. 27. 

54, 147 

Copy of McDougall s letter of Dec. 16, 1781, also appears in Heath, Wil 
liam. Particular specification of charges. 1782, Apr. 17-19. 

1781 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 16 ton [Philadelphia]. Fruitless efforts to bring 

about a reconciliation with Vermont ; unwise act 
of the New York legislature; introduces [Capt. 
John] Edgar. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 8, 
1782. 53, 287 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. [Da- 

DEC. 17 vid] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. Destina 

tion of the British fleet; intelligence from New 
York. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. Extract in Ford, 9, 428, note. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 221 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Certificate to 

DEC. 17 [Baron] de Frey of services in the Army. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 223 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Abraham Skin- 

DEC. 17 ner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Exchange of 

Jacob Summer and officers in Canada; Southern 

officers and precedence in exchange. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 225 

1781 Viomenil, [Baron.] Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

DEC. 17 Washington, Philadelphia]. Regret at not seeing 

Washington before he left York ; intended return 
to France. A. L. S. 1 p. (In French.) An 
swered Jan. 15. 53, 291 

Translation by Tilghman, 53, 292. 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 18 [William] Irvine [Fort Pitt]. Disorder in the 

Western Department; failure of [Brig.] Gen. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2007 

[George Rogers] Clark s expedition against De 
troit ; suggested removal of Fort Pitt ; deficiency 
in contracts for Fort Pitt; exchange matters. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. XIV, pt. 2, 227 

1781 Durie, T[homas]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey], To 

DEC. 18 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Transmit 

ting return of the British sick at Gloucester and 
of the men lost in the wreck of the vessel [PoUy] 
sent to New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 305 

[1781] Durie, T[homas]. [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Memo- 

[Dsc. 18?] randum of names of persons lost with sloop Polly 

on passage from Virginia to New York. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in preceding entry. 53, 308 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 18 [Philadelphia]. Preparation of returns; [Brig] 

Gen. [John] Stark s bad health; command in the 

North. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Dec. 24. 53, 303 

1781 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

DEC. 18 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Delay in 

receiving Washington s letters; refusal of ex 
press riders to serve longer ; correspondence with 
the British; [Sir Henry] Clinton s ill humor; so 
cial diversions. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 8, 
1782. 53, 293 

1781 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 18 Washington [Philadelphia]. Appreciation of 

Washington s approval of his conduct ; his delay 
in writing; work of the various writers; need of 
additional blank-books ; employment of an addi 
tional writer; hours of service; pay in hard 
money; question of making up lost time; form 
of index. A. L. S. 6 pp. Answered Dec. 31. 

53, 294 

1781 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [Lt.] 

DEC. 18 Col. Jonathan Trumbull [jr.], Philadelphia. Per 

sonal matters; necessity of hard money for the 
writers; Varick s personal circumstances; diffi 
culty in obtaining fire-wood and forage. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 53, 299 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

19 thanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, South 

Carolina]. Filling the State battalions ; returns 



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to be made; form of same; sailing of British fleet 

from New York. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 231 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elias] Day- 

DEC. 20 ton [Morristown, New Jersey]. Obtaining secret 

intelligence of enemy s movements. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 235 

1781 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Abraham Skin- 

DEC. 20 ner Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Exchange of 

Gov. [Thomas] Burke. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 237 
1781 Boyer, James. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 20 [Philadelphia]. Transmits general return of 

stores on hand at Philadelphia, Lancaster and 
elsewhere. A. L. S. in behalf of the Commis 
sary General of Military Stores. Memorials. 107 
1781 Hutchins, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 20 ington [Philadelphia]. Postponement of appli 

cation for pay; his present need; submits 
account. L. S. 1 p. 53, 310 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

DEC. 21 [William] Irvine [Fort Pitt]. Inexpedient to 

remove post of Fort Pitt; repair of works; 
probability of an attempt against Detroit. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIV, pt. 2, 239 
1781 Ogden, Mfatthias]. Jersey Huts [Highlands]. Return of 
DEC. 21 non-commissioned officers and privates of the 
1st New Jersey regiment. Tabular statement. 
D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 
1781, Dec. 30. 53, 359 

1781 Wales & Davis. Boston. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath 

DEC. 21 [Highlands]. Clothing forwarded for Massachu 

setts troops; General Court s non-compliance 
with recommendation of Congress for clothing the 
Continental Army. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Jan. 19. 

54, 84 

1781 Clinton, James. Pompton [New Jersey]. To [George 

DEC. 22 Washington, Philadelphia] Position of huts of 

his brigade; difficulty in obtaining supplies; 

erection of blockhouses. L. S. 1 p. 53, 313 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2009 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 22 [Philadelphia]. Clothing for New York recruits 

in Col. [Marinus] Willett s regiment; returns for 
warded; distribution of British dyed clothing to 
the troops; objections encountered on the score 
of uniformity; lack of bread, clothing, forage 
etc. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Dec. 31. 53, 326 

1781 Charleston (South Carolina) British forces at. French 

DEC. 23 estimate. 3pp. (In French). 54,112 

1781 [Claiborne, Richard.] Richmond [Virginia]. To [Col. 

DEC. 23 Timothy Pickering, New Windsor]. Unsuccess 

ful efforts to obtain money to forward supplies 
to the Southern army; necessities of Armand s 
legion and calamitous situation of [British] pris 
oners at Winchester. Contemporary extract. 

1 p. Enclosed in Pickering to Washington, 1782, 
Jan 17. 54, 65 

1781 [Nicola, Lewis.] Fishkill [New York]. Return of non- 

DEC. 23 commissioned officers and privates in the Invalid 

Regiment. Tabular statement. 1 p. D. S: 

John McGowan, Capt. Enclosed in Heath to 

Washington, 1780, Dec. 30. 53, 360 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 23 ington [Philadelphia]. Failure to effect an 

exchange of prisoners; refusal of British to 

negotiate unless [Charles,] Earl Cornwallis be 

entitled to exchange. A. L. S. 2 pp. 53, 315 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 1 

DEC. 23 ton [Philadelphia]. Large balance of naval 

prisoners due the British; wishes directions to 

enable him to relieve [American] prisoners on 

the prison ship ; their miserable situation. A. L. S. , 

2 pp. 53, 316 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. 

DEC. 24 William Heath, Highland]. Inoculation of 

troops; clothing for the Rhode Island regiment; 
returns called for by Congress; successor to 
[Brig.] Gen. [John] Stark; supplies. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 241 

1781 [Claiborne, Richard.] Richmond [Virginia]. To [Col. 

DEC. 24 Timothy Pickering, New Windsor]. Refusal of 

the [State] government to advance any more 



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money for the Continent; necessity of selling 
Army horses; lack of means to forward clothing 
and accoutrements to Armand s legion. Con 
temporary extract. Enclosed in Pickering to 
Washington, 1782, Jan. 17. On folio with Clai- 
borne to Pickering, 1781, Dec. 23. 54, 65 

1781 Bochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

DEC. 24 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Sailing of a 

cartel ship for New York; damage caused by 
fire in the hospital; buildings burned, removal of 
the sick, etc.; proof of British evacuation of 
Wilmington [North Carolina]. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Jan. 8. 53, 317. 

1781 Skinner, Abraham. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

DEC. 24 ington [Philadelphia]. Naval prisoners chiefly 

sailors employed by the different States; con 
fusion caused by States negotiating exchanges; 
Skinner s efforts; balance due enemy from 
neglect and carelessness in guarding captured 
British seamen; requests instructions. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 53, 319 

1781 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia To [William Alex- 

DEC. 25 ander,] Lord Stirling, Fishkill [New York]. 

Accounts from the Northern frontier; minor 

personal matters. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 243 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

DEC. 26 [Philadelphia]. Security of boats; Capt. [Daniel] 

Williams exploit; British movements in New 
York; reported reenforcements for Charleston 
[South Carolina]; deserters from Arnold s corps; 
problem of bringing salt provisions down [Long 
Island] Sound; protests of soldiers raised on the 
Susquehannah [the Wyoming company]; their 
petition; small pox. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Jan. 3. 53, 323 

1781 Mentges, F[rancis]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To George 

DEC. 26 Washington [Philadelphia]. Hospital destroyed 

by fire; distress of the sick; need of clothing. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 1. 53, 321 

1781 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Philadelphia. To [Maj. James 

DEC. 27 Randolph Reid, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2011 

Leave of absence. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 245 
[1781] Anonymous. [New York.] List of British regiments in 

[DEC. 27] New York and their strength. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Dayton to Washington, 1 781 , Dec. 27. 53, 342 

1781 Anonymous. Charleston. Intelligence: Non-arrival of 

DEC. 27 troops; reenforcements aboard the Cork fleet; 

troops sent to Savannah [Georgia]. Contempo 
rary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington, 1781, Jan. 24. 54, 123 
1781 Armstrong, John. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

DEC. 27 Washington [Philadelphia]. The Yorktown and 

Southern campaigns; disaster to [Brig.] Gen. 
[George Rogers] Clark s expedition; the Detroit 
expeditions; rumored plot of Virginians and 
Pennsylvanians to form a settlement on the 
Wabash; sympathy [for death of John Parke 
Custis]; state of the finances and the situation. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 53, 340 

1781 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

DEC. 27 Washington [Philadelphia]. Present force of 

enemy in New York; capture of a deserter and 
question of exchange; troops embarked for 
Charleston [South Carolina]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered Jan. 3. 53, 342 

1781 Greene, Nathanael. Round O. [South Carolina]. To 

DEC. 27 Comte de Rochambeau, Williamsburg, Vir 

ginia]. Reenforcement of enemy; Greene s need 
of more troops; calls on Rochambeau for a de 
tachment. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. En 
closed in Rochambeau to Washington, 1782, 
Jan. 22. 54, 108 

1781 Moylan, John. Newburgh [New York]. To [George] 

DEC. 27 Washington [Philadelphia]. Clothing brought 

from Boston reserved for [Maj.] Gen. [William] 
Heath s troops; distribution commenced with 
the New Hampshire troops; objections raised on 
account of color of the dyed cloth; requests 
directions; quality of underclothes and size of 
blankets ; requests directions regarding the fash 
ion of the uniform; delay in attending to Southern 
Department affairs. A. L. S. 4 pp. 53, 329 



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1781 Parsons, S[amuel] H[olden]. Middletown [Connecticut]. 

DEC. 27 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Ill 

health; Board of War s order respecting dis 
abled Connecticut officers. A. L. S. 1 p. An 
swered Jan. 8. 53, 357 

1781 Stark, John. Albany. To [George] Washington [Phila- 

DEC. 27 delphia]. Congratulations [on the surrender at 

Yorktown]; retirement of the British into Can 
ada; enemy s apology to Gov. [Thomas] Chit- 
tenden for an attack on a Vermont scouting 
party; Stark s correspondence with Chittenden; 
latter s assurances; seizure by Vermont of New 
York and New Hampshire lands; Stark s loss of 
faith in Vermont s sincerity; her failure to fulfill 
promises. L. S. 4 pp. 53, 332 

1781 Morgan, Daniel. Winchester [Virginia]. To [George] 

DEC. 28 Washington [Philadelphia]. Case of Capt. [David] 

Barclay; settlement of his accounts. L. S. 1 p. 

53, 347 

1781 Connolly, John. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

DEC. 29 [Philadelphia]. Imprisonment for alleged viola 

tion of his parole; begs inquiry into the matter. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 53, 348 

1781 Forrest, T[homas]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

DEC. 29 ton [Philadelphia]. Certificate of an enlistment; 

state of Forrest s accounts; his need of money. 
A. L. S. 2pp. Endorsed by Tilghman: "Ac 
quittal of a charge brought agt. him by Majr. 
Eustace [Eustis] on Report of a Court of En 
quiry." Answered Jan. 3. 53, 349 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To the Continental 

DEC. 30 Officer commanding at Head of Elk [Maryland]. 

Murder of a civilian by a soldier. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 247 

The complaint of this murder was made by Justice of the Peace Joseph 
Gilpin, of Cecil County, 1781, Dec. 25. His letter is in 53, 247. 

1781 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

DEC. 30 Philadelphia. Returns of troops; uneasiness of 

officers at delay in approving report on rank of 
Captains in the Massachusetts line ; Capt. [Benja 
min] Heywood s actions. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Jan. 8, 1782. 53, 356 



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1781 McHenry, James. Annapolis [Maryland]. To [George 

DEC. 30 Washington, Philadelphia]. Resignation; legis 

lative affairs; personal. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered Jan. 11, 1782. 53, 354 
1781 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Sir Henry Clinton 
DEC. 31 [New York]. Changes in cantonments of British 
and Hessian prisoners and consequent delay in 
granting passports requested. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. E. 453 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Certificate of serv- 

DEC. 31 ices of Maj. [William] Galvan. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 257 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

DEC. 31 thanael] Greene [High Hills of the Santee, South 

Carolina]. Sailing of British regiments for South 

Carolina; rumors of action near Charleston. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 253 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

DEC. 31 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Issue of captured 

clothing to Massachusetts, New Jersey and New 
York troops ; clothing for New York State regi 
ments. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 249 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Certificate of serv- 

DEC. 31 ices of Capt. Allen McLane. Draft. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 259 

1781 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Comte de Ro- 

DEC. 31 chambeau [Williamsburg]. Intelligence of sail 

ing of a British expedition toward the South. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

D. I, pt. 2, 477 

1781 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Lt. Col] Richard 

DEC. 31 Varick, Poughkeepsie [New York]. Employ 

ment of writers ; hours of service ; indexing ; pay. 
Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 255 

1781 Crane, John. West Point. Return of Massachusetts [3d 

DEC. 31 Continental] regiment of Artillery. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Paterson to 

Washington, 1783, Jan. 2. 54, 20 




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1781 Pierce, John. [Philadelphia.] Certificate of pay due Lt. 
DEC. 31 Col. [Thomas] Forrest. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Forrest to Washington, 1781, Dec. 29. 53, 352 

[1781] Digby, Robert. [New York.] To George Washington 

[DEC.] [Philadelphia]. Stores sent to Virginia for 

British sick in cartel ship New Blessing. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Dec. 11. 53, 275 

[1781?] [Washington, George.] List of questions respecting fortifi 
cations, etc. at north end of York Island. A. D. 
2 pp. Eighteen questions (last three in hand 
writing of David Humphreys) with answers of 
one Quinn and Middleton in handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. M. 1, 315 

[Washington, George.] Memorandum : Extracts from Acts 
of the New York Assembly for raising men. A. D . 
1 p. W 

[Washington, George.] "Some thoughts respecting the 
operations of the Campaign 1781" dependent 
upon the time of arrival of Comte De Grasse and 
the force he brings. A. D. 2 pp. Endorsed by 
Washington as quoted. M. 1, 333 

[1781] [Hand, Edward.] Answers to questions respecting a plan 

of attack on New York City. A. D. 6 pp. W 

1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. Certificate of 
JAN. 1 services of Lt. Archibald McCallister. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of William Stephens 
Smith. B. XIV, pt. 2, 261 

1782 Antill, Edward. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. Regimental 

JAN. 1 orders: Arrangement of the [2d Canadian] 

regiment. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Duncan to Washington, 1782, Feb. 2. 54, 158 

A second copy is in 54, 6 

1782 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

JAN. 1 Washington, Philadelphia]. Sailing of a British 

fleet from New York for Charleston [South Caro 
lina]; departure of Cornwallis for Europe; stop 
page of intelligence through fright of [secret] 
agents; condition of Staten Island defences; 
encloses his accounts for 1780 and 1781. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 54, 3 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 1 [Philadelphia]. Inoculation of troops for small- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2015 

pox; clothing matters; non-receipt of return- 
form; need of a commander for troops to the 
Northward ; commencement of the new contract 
system of supplies; failure of Secretary at War 
[Benjamin Lincoln] to send instructions as to 
mode; issue of clothing and its quality; small 
size of blankets ; deficiency of shoes ; difficulty in 
making up the clothing; small pay offered to 
tailors; suffering of the troops for want of cloth 
ing; need of clothing for Light Infantry sick at 
Annapolis. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Jan. 8. 

54, 5 

1782 Barber, W[illiam] and Thomas Cogswell. Danbury [Con- 

JAN. 2 necticut]. To [George] Washington [Philadel 

phia]. Report on inspection of horses of Col. 
[Elisha] Sheldon s legion. A. L. S. of Barber, 
signed also by Cogswell. 54, 7 

1782 Benson, Joshua. Head of Elk [Maryland]. To [George] 

JAN. 2 Washington, Philadelphia. Reporting killing of 

a sailor by a soldier of the Rhode Island regi 
ment; requests directions. A. L. S. 3pp. 54,8 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 2 ington [Philadelphia]. Requesting appointment 

of commissioners to negotiate an exchange of 
prisoners; British commissioners already ap 
pointed. L. S. 2pp. AnsweredJan.il. 

54, 10 

1782 Crawford, Bellamy. Philadelphia. To George Washing- 

JAN. 2 ton, Philadelphia. Distresses and suffering of 

his family; depreciation of pay; requests to be 

put on the same footing as line officers; need of 

clothing. A. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 12 

[1782] [Ledyard, Isaac]. Memorandum of case of: His services 

[JAN. 2] in the Hospital Department; rank desired. 3pp. 

Endorsed by Humphreys: "reffered to Secy at 

War Ansd. llth Janry." Enclosed in McDou- 

gall to Washington, 1782, Jan. 2. 54, 14 

1782 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

J AN - 2 ington [Philadelphia]. Congratulations [on York- 

town victory]; subsidence of mutinous spirit of 
the garrison; Dr. [Isaac] Ledyard s case; his 
merit. L. S. 4 pp. 54, 16 



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1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Due de Broglie 

JAN. 2 [Paris]. Gallantry of Chevalier de La Meth at 

Yorktown. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. D. II, 1 

1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 2 David Forman, Monmouth, New Jersey]. Set 

tlement of his account for intelligence ; informa 
tion desired of British on Staten Island; minor 
secret service matters. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 263 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Lt. Col. [Francis] 

JAN. 2 Mentges [Williamsburg,] Virginia. Investigation 

of hospital matters ; security of prisoners. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 265 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Chevalier de 

JAN. 2 La Meth [Williamsburg]. Sense of his merit; 

sentiments communicated to Due de Broglie. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. D. II, 3 

1782 Taulman, P[eter]. Constitution Island [New York]. To 

JAN. 2 [George] Washington, Newburgh. Arrest of 

Capt-lt. [David] Kirkpatrick and himself; ap 
peal to Washington. A. L. S. 2 pp. 61, 14 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elias] 

JAN. 3 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Sailing of 

British fleet for Charleston; case of [Lt. William] 

McMichael. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 271 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. 

JAN. 3 [Thomas] Forrest [Philadelphia]. His acquittal 

and pay. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 273 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 3 Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Salt provisions; fur 

loughs to the Connecticut Wyoming company; 
a State s right to grant discharges; 10th Massa 
chusetts regiment ordered to Albany; troops to 
be held in readiness. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 267 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2017 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 3 [Philadelphia]. Requests copy of the instructions 

given to Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall when 
assigned to command at West Point. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Jan. 8. 54, 21 

1782 Pollock, Oliver. New Orleans. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 3 [Philadelphia]. Free navigation of the Missis 

sippi; establishment of an United States customs- 
house; necessity of a pilot station at Balize. 
A. L. S. 5 pp. 54, 25 

1782 Harrison, Benjamin. [Richmond] To [Col. Charles Ar- 

JAN. 3 mand-Tuffin, Charlottesville, Virginia]. Impro 

priety of taking from the people horses captured 
at Yorktown; question of impressment of wagons. 
Contemporary copy by Armand. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Armand to Washington 1782, Jan. 25. 

54, 130 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Ensign [William] 

JAN. 4 Connor, Fort Pitt. Accepting his resignation. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man. B. XIV, pt. 2, 275 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Marquis de La- 

JAN. 4 fayette [Paris]. Naval and financial aid from 

France for next campaign; economical measures 
adopting; capture of St. Eustatia; thanks of Vir 
ginia to Lafayette; news from the South. Auto, 
draft signed. 7 pp. In Ford, 9, 428. 

P. II, 445 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Chevalier de La 

J AN - 4 Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Forwarding testimo 

nials of conduct of Chevalier de La Meth. 
Auto, draft signed. 1 p. D. II, 5 

1782 Carrington, Edward. Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] 

JAN - 4 Washington [Philadelphia]. Report of sale of 

British goods at Yorktown; amounts, bonds 
given, etc. ; alarm caused in the South by neglect 
of [Robert] Morris to arrange contracts for the 
Southern States; stoppage of all state exertions. 
L. S. 3 pp. 54, 29 

[1782] [Clinton, Sir Henry] [New York.] List of British officers 

[ JAN - 4 1 proposed for exchange against certain of the 

French. 1 p. Enclosed in Rochambeau, 1782, 
Jan. 22. 54, 110 

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1782 Loring, Joshua. New York. List of American colonels, 

JAN. 4 prisoners on parole. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Ro- 

chambeau to Washington, 1782, Jan. 22. 54, 114 

1782 Morris, Robert. [Philadelphia.] Agreement [contract] 

JAN. 4 with Comfort, Richardson and Joshua Sands 

[Sands & Co] to supply the hospitals at West 
Point and its dependencies with provisions. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wash 
ington to Benson, Smith and Hobart, 1782, 
July 9. 55, 170 

1782 Tyson, John. [Hudson River.] Return of all public vessels 

JAN. 4 and boats on Hudson River. Tabular statement. 

3 pp. "Copy of the return received from Col. 
[Hugh] Hughes D. Q. M. Tim: Pickering 
Q. M. G." Enclosed in Pickering to Washington, 
1782, Feb. 8. 54, 195 

1782 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To Maj . Gen. [William] 

JAN. 5 Heath [Highlands]. Schuyler s guard; [Brig. 

Gen. Benedict] Arnold s sensibilities; suggests 
employing Capt. Holt[on] Dunham to obtain 
secret intelligence. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1782, Jan. 19. 54, 85 

[1782] [Virginia, Legislature.] [Richmond.] Act to regulate im- 

[JAN. 5] press. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Armand to Washington, 1782, Jan. 25. 54, 131 

1782 Hazen, Moses. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

JAN. 6 Washington, Philadelphia. Capt. [David] Bar 

clay and Lt. [Zachariah] Hall s request to go to 
New York. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 12. 

54, 38 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 8 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Arrangement of Cap 

tains of the Massachusetts line ; vouchers for Con 
tractors [Sands & Co]; clothing; sick at Annapo 
lis; command at the Northward. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 281 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Sam- 

JAN. 8 uel Holden] Parsons, Middletown [Connecticut]. 

Requests his aid in obtaining [from Connecticut] 
a full compliance with requisitions for men and 
money. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 281 



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1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Comte de Ro- 

JAN. 8 chambeau [Williamsburg]. Poor express regula 

tion to Williamsburg; loss of [hospital] buildings 
by fire; congratulations on victory at St. Eus- 
tatia. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. D. II, 7 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Philip John] 

JAN. 8 Schuyler [Albany]. [Gov. Thomas] Chittenden s 

letter and Washington s answer. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In part in 
Ford, 9, 427, note. B. XIV, pt. 2, 277 

[1782] Anonymous. [Intelligence from Staten Island.] British 

[JAN. 8] regiments and their strength on York, Staten and 

Long Islands; strengthening of works at Paulus 
Hook and dependencies. A. D. 1 p. W 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 8 [Philadelphia]. Making of returns; spread of 

small-pox; need of medicines and stores; re 
quests directions respecting medicines in store. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 12. 54, 45 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

JAN. 8 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Prepara 

tions for next campaign; birth of a Dauphin. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 16. 54, 47 

1782 Sands, Comfort. [Fishkill? New York.] Proposal to 

JAN. 9 increase bread ration in return for rum. Con 

temporary copy, attested by Richard Platt. 1 p. 
Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 1782, 
Jan. 27. 54, 149 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 10 [Philadelphia]. Insufficient number of tailors; 

employment of country tailors at their own 
shops; need of clothing for musicians; deserters 
from the enemy; question of policy of capital 
punishment for deserters from enemy who for 
merly deserted from the Continental Army. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Jan. 22. 54, 48 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN - 1 [Philadelphia]. Shipment of medicine to Phila 

delphia. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 22. 

54, 50 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Sir Henry 

J AN - 11 Clinton [New York]. Primary object of proposed 



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meeting of Exchange Commissioners; settlement 
of prisoner accounts. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. E. 455 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 
JAN. 11 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Case of 
Dr. [Isaac] Ledyard; tranquility at West Point. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIV, pt. 2, 283 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elias] 
JAN. 12 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Subaltern s 
guard to escort prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 289 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Christian] 

JAN. 12 Febiger [Cumberland Court House, Virginia]. 

Refusal of Virginia line officers to march; their 
representation; sufferings; maintenance of dis 
cipline; censure of their conduct. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 
9, 431. B. XIV, pt. 2, 291 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 12 [Moses] Hazen [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. De 

tention of Capt. [David] Barclay and Lt. 
[Zachariah] Hall. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 2, 287 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 12 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Use of medicines 

in store [in the Highlands] for inoculation of 
the troops; urges transmission of returns. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIV, pt. 2, 285 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 12 [Benjamin] Lincoln [Boston]. Requesting his aid 

in recruiting; despatches for New Hampshire 

officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 323 

1782 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

JAN. 12 Washington [Philadelphia]. Prisoner matters; 

sailing of Hessians from New York; resignations 
of Lt. Col. [William] D Hart and Maj. [John] 
Hollingshead ; continuation of abuses and im 
positions practiced at Elizabethtown with flags. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 26. 54, 53 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2021 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

JAN. 12 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. British 

embarkation for Charleston; false intelligence of 
arrival of a French squadron in the West Indies. 
L. S. 1 p. Answered Feb. 9. 54, 54 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Comte de 

JAN. 14 Rochambeau [Williamsburg]. Exchange of [Lt] 

Col. [Jean Baptiste] Ternant, [Francis,] Lord 
Rawdon and others. L. S. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. R 
1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 
JAN. 14 [Philadelphia]. Returns forwarded; Capt. 
[Israel] Honeywell s capture of Capt. [Gilbert] 
Totten; good prospect for clothing; need of 
buttons. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 22. 

54, 57 

1782 Hutchins, Thomas. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 14 ton [Philadelphia]. Long delay in obtaining 

equipment; requests permission to act with the 
Boundary Commissioners for running the Mary 
land and Pennsylvania line; advantages to be 
derived. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 16. 54, 56 

1782 McKennan, W[illiam]. Camp. [Highlands?]. To [George 

JAN. 14 Washington? Newburgh]. Col. [David] Hall s 

conduct. A. L. S. 1 p. 55, 324 

1782 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Albany. To [George] 

JAN. 14 Washington, Philadelphia]. Memorandum for 

immediate consideration : Proposal and plan for 
attempt on enemy s vessels caught in the ice in 
Lake Champlain; extension of the plan to in 
clude Montreal and other points in Canada. 
A. D. S. 3 pp. W 

1782 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

J AN - 14 Washington [Philadelphia]. Indexes to the rec 

ords [transcript of Washington s papers]; pay 
ment for writers; making up of deficiencies; in 
dexing of correspondence with the Governors 
of States. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 13. 

54, 59 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Baron Viome nil 

JAN - 15 [Williamsburg]. Expressions of esteem and re 

gard. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
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1782 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN. 15 ton [Philadelphia]. Reduction of Schuyler s 

guard; danger of his position; reported town 
meetings hi Vermont repudiating correspondence 
with the British. A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Jan. 29. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 
462. 54,61 

1782 Sproat, David. New York. To Abraham Skinner [Phila- 

JAN. 15 delphia]. Exchange of French soldiers captured 

in the Bonetta. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 1782, Feb. 18. 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Capt. [Thomas] 

JAN. 16 Hutchins [Philadelphia]. Wishes him to proceed 

to the Southern Army; his application to act 
with the Pennsylvania and Virginia boundary 
commssioners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 295 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Comte de Ro- 

JAN. 16 chambeau [Williamsburg]. Cooperation; birth 

of the Dauphin [of France]. L. S. 1 p. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. R 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. New Windsor. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 17 ington, Philadelphia. Extracts from letters from 

Virginia; returns of boats and stores; delay of 

letters due to want of money to pay expresses. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 63 

1782 Heath, Wfilliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 18 [Philadelphia]. Arrest of Maj. Gen. [Alexander] 

McDougall; escape of prisoners from West 

Point. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 68 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 18 [Philadelphia]. Difficulties hi way of sending the 

10th Massachusetts regiment to Albany; inocu 
lation and lack of clothing; small-pox; lack of 
definiteness in provision issue instructions re 
ceived from the Secretary at War [Benjamin 
Lincoln] ; requests directions as to certain points 
respecting officers rations; desertions from Ar T 
nold s corps; prospect of others on publication 
of a pardon; impatience of New York for settle 
ment for forage consumed by allied Armies in 
Westchester county [in July and August, 1781]; 
arrival of Massachusetts recruits. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Jan. 29. 54, 70 



CORKESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 2023 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To Maj. Gen. [Alexander] 

JAN. 18 McDougall [West Point] Ordering him into arrest; 

charges. D. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 

Washington, 1782, Jan. 18. 54, 72 

1782 Colton, Isaac. [Highlands.] Information of plot to assas- 

JAN. 19 sinate Washington and abduct Gov. [Joseph] 

Reed; names parties concerned. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Heath to Washington, 1782, Jan. 19. 54, 86 

1782 Hamtramck, John F[rancis]. Huts of the New York Line 

JAN. 19 [Pompton, New Jersey]. To [George Washing 

ton, Philadelphia]. Proposing to attempt a sur 
prise of British fortification at Bergen Neck. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Jan. 24. 54, 81 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands To [George] Washington 

JAN. 19 [Philadelphia]. Isaac Colton s disclosure of plot 

[to assassinate Washington and seize Gov. Joseph 
Reed] and of intention of Vermonters to join a 
British expedition from across the lakes; meas 
ures to clothe and forward the 10th Massachu 
setts regiment to Albany; clothing sent by the 
State to Massachusetts troops; directions de 
sired ; case of Capt [Holton] Dunham ; Maj . John 
Porter s journey to France. L. S. 4 pp. 54, 82 

1782 Knox, H[enry]. Philadelphia. Estimate of ordnance and 

JAN. 19 ammunition necessary for a siege of New York. 

A. D. S. 5 pp. Marked, copy. W 

1782 [Pickering, Timothy.] Wappen s Creek [New York]. Es- 

JAN. 19 timate of expense of building and repairing 

public boats at Wappen s Creek. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Pickering to Washington, 1782, Feb. 8. 

54, 194 

1782 Knyphausen, [Baron von]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

J AN - 21 ington [Philadelphia]. Former application for 

passport for officer to visit Hessian prisoners; 

repeats request. L. S. 1 p. Answered Feb. 

26. 54, 92 

1782 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

JAN - 21 ton [Philadelphia]. The Vermont situation ; cor 

respondence; action of people; advantage of 
Washington expressing his sentiments on the 
matter. A. L. S. 3 pp. 54, 96 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 22 Ham] Heath [Highlands]. State of troops to be 



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submitted to the several Legislatures; minor en 
terprises; encouragement of deserters from en 
emy and pardon for American; musicians; cloth 
ing. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 2, 297 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Marinus] 

JAN. 22 Willett [Albany]. No alteration in establishment 

of Army; his zeal and ability. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 299 

1782 Chastellux, Chevalier de. To [George] Washington [Phila- 

JAN. 22 delphia]. Appreciation of Washington s kind 

ness; regret at being separated from him; news 
from [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; victory at 
St. Eustace. A. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 98 

1782 Eochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

JAN. 22 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Correspond 

ence with [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; money 
loaned [Charles,] Earl Cornwallis; exchange of 
certain French officers; exchange rank of [Fran 
cis,] Lord Rawdon. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Feb. 9. 54, 106 

1782 Eochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

JAN. 22 [Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, South Carolina]. 

British reenforcement at Charleston [South 
Carolina]; reasons operating against Rocham- 
beau s marching to Greene s assistance. Con 
temporary copy. 4 pp. Part in cipher. En 
closed in Greene to Washington, 1782, Mar. 9. 

54, 102 

A second copy (54, 102) enclosed in Rochambeau to Washington, 1782, 
Jan. 22. 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 23 ington [Philadelphia]. Acceding fully to pro 

posals for Exchange Commissioners, to liquidate 
accounts, etc. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 115 

1782 Greene, Nathanael. St. Paul s Parish, South Carolina. 

JAN. 23 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia], 

Fear of relaxation on part of States ; need of en 
larged powers for Congress ; finances ; deplorable 
state of the Army; patience of officers; minor 
skirmishes; arrival of [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. 
Clair with reenforcements and departure of the 
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John s Island; failure and its causes; reported 
British reenforcement at Charleston [South Caro 
lina]. Contemporary copy. 6 pp. Enclosed in 
Greene to Washington, 1781, Jan. 24. 54, 124 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Capt. [John 

JAN. 24 Francis] Hamtramck, Pompton [New Jersey]. 

His offer to undertake an enterprise [against 
Bergen Neck]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 301 

1782 Greene, Nathanael. St. Paul s Parish [South Carolina]. 

JAN. 24 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Arrival 

of [Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair with troops; 
refusal of Virginia officers to march without pay; 
departure of the Virginia line; reported reen 
forcement of British bound for Charleston; call 
for assistance on Comte de Rochambeau; lack 
of clothing, shoes, rum arid ammunition; returns 
of troops to be made to the States ; impossibility 
of obtaining compliance with requisitions of Con 
gress on States without greater subordination of 
latter; suggests trade deprivation as means of 
compelling obedience; question of raising black 
regiments. A. L. S. 6 pp. Answered Mar. 18. 
In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 465. 

54, 119 

1782 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To 

JAN. 25 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Payment of 

his private purse to forward clothing and accoutre 
ments for the Legion; need of recruiting money 
and horses ; Congress fulfillment of its assurances ; 
refusal of Governor of Virginia [Thomas Nelson 
jr.] to allow Armand to have horses taken at 
Yorktown; Armand s appointing power for offi 
cering the Legion; distress caused by Act of Vir 
ginia legislature; march of Legion southward; 
exchange of his officers; Capt. Le Brun [de 
Bellecour] s errand to Philadelphia; promotions 
of Brig. Gen. [Louis Le Begue] Duportail and 
[Lt. Col. Jean Baptiste] Gouvion. A. L. S. 3 
pp. Answered Feb. 13. 54, 128 

1782 Lameth, Charles de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George] 

JAN. 25 Washington [Philadelphia]. Appreciation of 

Washington s commendation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

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1782 Sproat, David. New York. To Abraham Skinner [Phila- 

JAN. 25 delphia]. Proposing to cancel exchange balance 

of American seamen for British soldiers. Con 
temporary copy by Skinner. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Skinner to Washington, 1782, Feb. 18. 45, 168 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elias] Day- 

JAN. 26 ton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Resignations of 

[Lt.] Col. [William] D Hart and Maj. [John] Hol- 
lingshead ; correction of abuses of flags ; relief of 
the Wyoming company. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 305 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

JAN. 26 thanael] Greene [St. Paul s Parish, South Caro 

lina]. Sailing of a British detachment for South 
Carolina; the next campaign. Draft. 2pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 303 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JAN. 26 [Philadelphia]. Medicine gone to Philadelphia; 

returns of troops; successful inoculation; qual 
ity of clothing. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Jan. 31. 

54, 135 

1782 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

JAN. 27 ington [Philadelphia]. Delay in supply contract 

fulfillment; advantages of the system; McDou- 
gall s stoppage of rum issues to women and chil 
dren ; drunkenness ; insufficiency of bread ration ; 
increase of same by reducing the rum issue; 
frivolous nature of charges against him; Mc- 
DougalPs letter of Dec. 16, 1781; his arrest and 
[Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath s conduct; begs a 
court-martial. L. S. 8 pp. Answered Feb. 3. 

54, 143 

1782 Eichardson, F[rancis]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To Comte 

JAN. 27 de Rochambeau [Williamsburg]. Neglect expe 

rienced and distress of British sick and convales 
cents at Gloucester; fruitless application to Gov 
ernor of the State [of Virginia, Thomas Nelson, 
jr.] ; requests transportation of prisoners to Eng 
land, New York or Charleston. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Rochambeau to Washington, 1782, 
Jan. 30. 54, 154 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Lt. Col.] Richard 

JAN. 28 Varick [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Revision of 



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powers and instructions given to Exchange Com 
missioners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 309 

1782 Paulson, John. [Eastern Shore, Virginia.] Return of de- 

JAN. 28 tachment [of 8th Virginia regiment?] on the 

Eastern Shore. Contemporary copy of tabular 

statement signed by Paulson. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Febiger to Washington, 1782, Mar. 14. 55, 21 

1782 [Washington, George.] General Orders. Extracts: Rela- 

JAN. 29- tive to trial of Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in McDou 
gall to Washington, 1782, June 15. 57, 149 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

JAN. 29 Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Order for court mar 

tial of Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; delay 
in marching 10th Massachusetts regiment to Al 
bany; ration allowance to Colonels commanding 
brigades and to quartermasters; pardon to de 
serters and encouragement to desert from enemy ; 
return of horses and cattle with the French army 
in Westchester county [in July and August, 1781] 
to be obtained from Col. [Timothy] Pickering 
or [Quartermaster] General Beville; has no con 
fidence in [Isaac] Colton s information of a plot 
against Washington; suspension of delivery of the 
State clothing ; Capt. [Holton] Duncan [Dunham] ; 
Maj. [John] Porter s leave of absence. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 315 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Philip John] 

JAN. 29 Schuyler [Albany]. Guard for his protection; 

settlement of the [New Hampshire] Grants 
trouble; report of British vessels caught in ice on 
Lake Champlain. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. In part in Ford, 9, 428, 
note. B. XIV, pt. 2, 313 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To the Commanding 

JAN. 29 Officer of the New Hampshire Line [Saratoga, 

New York]. Guard for [Maj.] Gen. [Philip John] 

Schuyler. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 

Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 2, 319 

1782 [Heath, William.] Highlands. Orders: General court- 

JAN - 29 martial ordered by the Commander-in-chief. 



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Contemporary copy, attested by Eflnathon] 

Haskell, D. A. G. 1 p. Enclosed in McDougall 

to Washington, 1782, Feb. 8. 54, 34 

1782 Skinner, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 29 [George] Washington, Philadelphia. Efforts to 

negotiate an exchange; interruption caused by 

seizure of persons who came out with the British 

flag; requests instructions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

46, 12 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

JAN. 30 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Need of 

supplies for British convalescents at Yorktown; 
refusal of Virginia to provide for them; capture 
of the Bonetta; requests exchange of French 
convalescents taken therein. L. S. 1 p. 54,152 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

JAN. 31 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Need of haste in 

sending returns of troops to the Legislatures. 

Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 

man. B. XIV, pt. 2, 321 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig. Gen. 

JAN. 31 Jedidiah Huntington, Norwich, Connecticut]. 

Importance of completing the regiments; re 
quests his assistance in recruiting and general 
directions for his guidance; obtaining supplies. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XIV, pt. 2, 325 

1782 Skinner, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

JAN. 31 [George] Washington [New Windsor]. Receipt 

of a passport to go to New York; forwards letter 

with broken seals. A. L. S. 1 p. 46, 42 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Abraham Skin- 

FEB. 1 ner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. His com 

plaint of treatment of a British flag; his delay in 
transmitting exchange information. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 329 

1782 Wayne, Anthony. Ebenezer [Georgia]. Speech to the 

FEB. 1 Creek and Choctaw chiefs: Friendship, the 

British, etc. Copy by Wayne. 7 pp. Enclosed 
in Wayne to Washington, 1783, Nov. 1. 

C. C. 152, 11, 567 



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1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Col. Elias 

FEB. 2 Dayton, Chatham, New Jersey]. Inquiry into 

a flag matter. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Benjamin Walker. B. XIV, pt. 2, 327 

1782 Duncan, J[ames]. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

FEB. 2 Washington [Philadelphia]. Complaint of being 

superseded and deranged. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

54, 156 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Alex- 

FEB. 3 ander] McDougall [West Point]. His dispute 

with [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath; court-martial 
ordered; impropriety of Washington s inter 
ference; commutation of rations. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 331 

1782 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To Baron Steu- 

FEB. 4 ben [Philadelphia]. Duties of Inspectors; pro 

pounds questions regarding right of Inspectors to 
detachment duty; the new system. Auto, draft 
signed. 1 p. B. XIV, pt. 2, 333 

1782 Paterson, John. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

FEB. 4 Heath, Highlands. Need of extra subsistence 

for Capt. [Benjamin] Frothingham and the officer 

commanding at Verplanck s Point. L. S. 2 pp. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Feb. 8. 

54, 240 

1782 St. Clair, Arthur. Near Osborn s [South Carolina]. To 

FEB. 4 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Satisfac 

tion of troops at resolves [of Oct. 29, 1781, thanks 
for Yorktown victory] ; St. Glair s appreciation of 
Washington s approval; march of troops to 
join [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; intention 
of returning to Pennsylvania; state of his 
affairs; question of retirement. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

54, 160 

1782 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 4 [Philadelphia]. Lack of explicitness by Congress 

in defining field duties of the Inspectors; their 
right to command; requests Washington s de 
cision. L. S. 2 pp. Answered same day. 

54, 162 

1782 Clonard, Chevalier de. Prince Ann s County, near Lynn 

FEB. 5 Haven Bay [Virginia]. To Mons. de La Ville- 



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brune, Yorktown. Loss of the Diligente off 
Cape Henry; difficulty in saving the crew, etc. 
Contemporary cop} r . 4 pp. Enclosed in Ro- 
chambeau to Washington, 1782, Feb. 10. 

54, 217 

[1782] [Heath, William.] [Highlands.] To [Col. Timothy Pick- 

[FEB. 5] ering, Philadelphia]. Requesting returns of the 

horses and cattle of the French army while in 
Westchester county [July and August] last cam 
paign Contemporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Heath to Washington, 1782, May 23. 56, 322 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg. To [George] 

FEB. 5 Washington [Philadelphia]. Lauzun s Legion 

ordered into winter quarters; British naval 
strength at New York; reported reenf orcement ; 
British convalescents ordered to New York. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 21. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 471. 54, 167 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Comte de 

FEB. 6 Grasse [West Indies], Requesting return of 

slaves of Col. [William] Fitzhugh. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. D. II, 15 

1782 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Philadelphia. To [Philip John] 

FEB. 6 Schuyler [Albany]. The Vermont dispute; need 

of sectional amity. Draft signed. 3 pp. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 

439. B. XIV, pt. 2, 337 

1782 Anonymous. An accurate account of the cantonments of 

FEB. 6 the several British and Hessian regiments and 

the new raised corps, etc.; Germans sent to 
Charleston; movements of British naval com 
manders. A. D. 1 p. W 

1782 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 6 ton [Philadelphia]. Relinquishment of the idea 

of uniting the Inspection and Mustering depart 
ments; opinion on inspection officers sharing in 
the general duties of the Army. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Feb. 8. 54, 176 

1782 Crane, John. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Alexander] 

FEB. 7 McDougall [West Point]. Refusal to furnish re 

turns of musket cartridges. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. Enclosed in McDougall to Washington, 
1782, Feb. 8. 53, 37 



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1782 Greene, Xathanael. St. Paul s Parish [South Carolina]. 

FEB. 7 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Non- 

arrival of British reenforcements at Charleston 
[South Carolina]; asking aid from Comte de Ro- 
chambeau; small prospect of reenforcements 
from Virginia; Virginia s belief of partiality 
shown the Northern States; establishment of 
laboratory; returns of troops. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered March 18. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 476. 54, 181 

The copy in Greene s letter-book is dated Feb. 8. 

[1782] Irvine, William. [Philadelphia] To [George Washington, 
[FEB. 7] Philadelphia]. State of garrisons and fortifica 

tions at Forts Pitt and Mclntosh ; preparations 
for a movement against the frontiers in the 
Spring ; treaties held by the British with the In 
dians; state of provisions and ammunition; 
necessaries for an expedition against Detroit; 
number of troops needed; maintenance of the 
post when captured; temper of the Fort Pitt 
garrison. A. L. S. 6 pp. In Sparks, Letters to 
Washington, 3, 472. 54, 177 

1782 Thompson, William. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 7 ington [Philadelphia]. Requesting appointment 

in Moylan s Cavalry. A. L. S. 3 pp. 54, 172 

1782 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 7 Washington [Philadelphia]. Transmitting copies 

of powers, instructions, etc. relative to the vari 
ous cartel commissions; resignation of [Peter] 
Hughes; employment of other writers. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 54, 183 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 8 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Requesting report on 

his arrangements and desiring estimates. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pL 2, 345 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Baron Steuben, 

FEB - 8 Philadelphia]. Proviso governing right of In 

spectors to command detachments; specific 
cases. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XIV, pt. 2, 341 

1782 General Court-martial. Cumberland Court House [Vir- 

ginia]. Proceedings in trial of Joseph Hawkins 
and others, charged with theft; testimony and 



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sentence of the court. D. S. by Saml. Finley, 
Prest. Memorandum by Febiger of opinion of 
council of officers and of orders issued to execute 
Hawkins. 4 pp. Enclosed in Febiger to Wash 
ington, 1782, Feb. 10. 54, 211 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 8 [Philadelphia]. Packets* forwarded; delay in re 

turns from the New Hampshire regiments ; recov 
ery of inoculated troops ; question of extra ration 
to paymasters, quartermasters and adjutants; 
need of extra rations by officers at King s Ferry 
and on the lines; coming meeting of arbitrators 
[respecting claim of Westchester County inhabit 
ants for cattle, forage, etc. consumed by the 
allied troops in July and August, 1781]; need of 
French returns ; question of certificates necessary 
for an officer s discharge; claim of Charles Gil- 
christ to discharge; request of land owner for 
huts. L. S. 4 pp. 54, 242 

1782 Howe, R[obert]. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 8 Philadelphia]. Final success in obtaining money 

to clear his debts; ruinous terms compelled; 
intended application to Congress for reimburse 
ment. A. L. S. 4 pp. 54, 174 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 8 ington [Philadelphia]. Preparation of a general 

return [of supplies]; estimate of expense in pur 
chase of ox- teams; supply of tents, knapsacks 
and canteens ; number of boats on the Hudson, fit 
for service; artificer company; formation of for 
age magazine for Highland posts; contract for 
smith work; Secretary at War [Benjamin Lin- 
coln] s desire for Washington s determination in 
regard to ox-teams. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, 
Letters to Washington, 3, 477. 54, 188 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. Estimate of number 

FEB. 8 of ox- teams needed for the main Army for cam 

paign of 1782. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Pickering to Washington, 
1782, Feb. 8. 54, 190 

1782 Pickering, T[imo thy], Philadelphia. Extracts from latest 

FEB. 8 returns of tents, etc. on hand for the campaign of 



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1782. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Pickering to Washington, 1782, Feb. 8 

54, 192a 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. Estimate of number 

FEB. 8 of artificers required for campaign of 1782. Tab 

ular statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Picker 
ing to Washington, 1782, Feb. 8. 54, 193 

1782 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 8 ington [Philadelphia]. Conduct of Maj. Gen. 

[William] Heath and officers under him ; place of 
holding his court-martial; McDougall s need of 
cartridge and clothing returns ; refusal met with. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 2. 54, 35 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Christian] 

FEB. 9 Febiger [Cumberland Court House, Virginia]. 

Delay in march of the Virginia troops; urges 

hastening of the reenforcement. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 347 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Comte de Ro- 

FEB. 9 chambeau [Williamsburg]. Reenforcing the 

Carolinas; field pieces presented to him by 
Congress; Virginia s acknowledgment of his 
services. L. S. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 441. E 

[1782] Armand[-Tuffin, Charles.] Marquis de La Rouerie. Char- 

[FEB. 9] lottesville [Virginia]. Certificate of service of 

Capt. [Louis] de Sigougne. Contemporary copy. 

1 p. Enclosed in Sigougne 1 to Washington, 1782, 

Apr. 13. 57, 50 

1782 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 9 Washington [Philadelphia]. Proposing change of 

officers only in garrison at Wyoming [Pennsyl 
vania] ; protection afforded inhabitants by guard 
at Elizabethtown and Newark; flag business; 
intelligence from New York and a map of Brook 
lyn fortifications; desertions from the enemy. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 19. 54, 200 

1782 Hnntington, Jedidiah. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

FEB. 9 [George] Washington, Philadelphia. Efforts with 

the legislature in respect to [Connecticut] troops; 

mode adopted to furnish quota of supplies and 

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payment for same; prejudice against [Robert] 
Morris [contract] plans; pay of troops; number 
of men that may be expected. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 19. 54, 202 

1782 [la Valette, Chevalier de.] [Hampton, Virginia.] Memo- 

FEB. 9 randum of reported capture of St. Kitts by the 

French. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Rochambeau to Washington, 1782, Feb. 10. 

54, 220 
1782 Loring, Joshua and Abraham Skinner. New York. Ex- 

FEB. 9 change of American officers for British, rank for 

rank. Contemporary copy by Skinner. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Skinner to Washington, 1782, Feb. 

18. 46, 263 

1782 Mentges, F[rancis]. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To [George 

FEB. 9 Washington, Philadelphia], Washington s ap 

proval of Mentges remarks on the hospital ar 
rangements; purveyor for settling accounts; 
scarcity of medicine and provision; protest of 
Mentges bill for expense in marching a company 
to the southward; money advanced by Comte 
[de] Chastellux for overalls for troops; Comte [de] 
Rochambeau s present of wine and beef to the 
American sick; prisoners ordered exchanged by 
Rochambeau; scattered state of British prison 
ers; discipline and cleanliness in the hospital. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 54, 198 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 9 ington [Philadelphia]. Preparation of estimates. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 54, 196 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [Quartermas- 

FEB. 9 ter] General Beville [Williamsburg, Virginia]. 

Orders of Congress to ascertain quantity of for 
age consumed by the allied Armies in Westches- 
ter county, New York, [in July and August, 1781] 
last campaign; requests return of number of 
horses and cattle then with the French Army; 
forage received from elsewhere. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 
1782, May 23. 56, 322a 

1782 Skinner, Abraham and Joshua loring. New York. 

FEB. 9 Agreement to exchange certain officers for Lt. 

Gen. [John] Burgoyne, and Agreement to 
exchange Brig. Genls. [Lachlan] Mclntosh and 



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Charles O Hara and Lt. Cols. Archibald Lytle 
and [Robert] Abercromby. Contemporary copies 
by David Humphreys. 3 pp. 

C. C. 152, 10, 451 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 10 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Purchase of ox- teams 

for next campaign. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 349 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 10 ington [Philadelphia]. Requesting passport for 

officer to carry money to British and German 
prisoners and permission for British paymaster 
to continue at Lancaster. L. S. Answered Feb. 
26. 54, 204 

1782 Febiger, Christian. Cumberland Courthouse [Virginia]. 

FEB. 10 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Ex 

plaining delay in writing; disapproval of memo 
rial of Virginia officers [1781, Nov. 17]; small 
force to arrive from Yorktown; their lack of 
clothing; efforts to equip and forward them; 
laxity of discipline ; mutiny and general disorder- 
liness; court-martial and execution [of Joseph 
Hawkins] ; efforts to punish civilians for stealing 
supplies; prospect of success of the draft law; 
need of accoutrements; estimates to be formed of 
needs; distress of officers and men at the post; 
their great need of pay; regret at the officers 
memorial; orders for officers at Cumberland to 
attend at recruiting rendezvous; their absolute 
need of clothing. L. S. 7 pp. Answered Mar. 2. 

54, 208 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

FEB. 10 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Shipwreck 

of the Diligente; British prisoners sent to New 
York for exchange against French taken in the 
Bonetta; Lauzun s Legion sent to Charlottesville. 
L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 23. 54, 216 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 11 ington [Philadelphia]. Exchange of Lord Corn- 

wallis a check to negotiations of the Commis 
sioners; [Henry] Laurens. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Feb. 26. 54, 222 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 11 ington [Philadelphia]. Requests passport for 



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vessel to convey clothing to Philadelphia for 
British and up Chesapeake Bay for German 
prisoners. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Feb. 26. 

54, 224 

1782 Febiger, Christian. Cumberland Court House [Virginia]. 

FEB. 11 Return of officers and soldiers kept at places of 

rendezvous in Virginia since mode of filling the 
line by draft. Tabular statement. D. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Febiger to Washington, 1782, Feb. 
10. 54, 213 

1782 Posey, Thomas. Cumberland Court House [Virginia]. 

FEB. 11 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Ideas of 

Virginia officers in presenting the memorial [of 
Nov. 17, 1781] to Col. [Christian] Febiger; Wash 
ington s censure and Posey s regret at having 
signed the paper. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by 
Washington: " Not Ansd." 54,226 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Comte de 

FEB. 12 Rochambeau [Williamsburg]. Passports for 

tobacco ships; provisions for British hospital at 

Gloucester; prisoners and their exchange. L. S. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. R 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To David Ross, 

FEB. 12 Richmond [Virginia]. Authority to grant pass 

ports to British merchant vessels. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 351 

1782 Connolly, John. [Philadelphia]. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 12 [Philadelphia], Requests permission to go to 

England on parole; his health. A. L. S. 1 p. 

54, 228 

1782 Cornell, Efzekiel]. [Philadelphia.] To George Washington 

FEB. 12 [Philadelphia]. Resolves, on promotion and half- 

pay to General officers to be proposed for con 
sideration in Congress. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Feb. 13. 54, 233 

List of Brig. Genls. and Colonels with dates of their commissions was 
enclosed in above and is in 54, folios 234, 235. 

1782 Laurens, John. Jacksonburg [South Carolina]. To 

FEB. 12 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Requests 

Washington s assistance in obtaining exchange 
of Lord Cornwallis for his father [Henry Laurens]. 
A. L. S. 7 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 480. 54, 229 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2037 

1782 Loring, Joshua. New York. To [Abraham] Skinner [New 

FEB. 12 York]. Reservation of American officers to 

offset the value of Lord Cornwallis. Memo 
randum by Skinner that other exchanges could 
be made provided the exchange of above officers 
was waived. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Skinner to Washington, 1782, Feb. 18. 

46, 264 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Charles] 

FEB. 13 Armand[-Tuffin, Charlottesville, Virginia]. Ex 

change of [Lt.] Col. [Jean Baptiste] Ternant; re 
cruiting money; horses; quartermaster supplies 
for his corps; additional officers; orders corps to 
reenforce Maj. Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; Ternant 
appointed Inspector of Southern army. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 
In Sparks, 8, 238. B. XIV, pt. 2, 353 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 13 [Ezekiel] Cornell [Philadelphia]. Plan for pro 

motion of General officers. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

A. VI, pt. 2, 29 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Lt. Col.] Rich- 

FEB. 13 ard Varick [Poughkeepsie, New York], Payment 

of his writers; indexes, etc. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 355 

[1782] Continental Congress, Presidents. List of, to date. 1 p. 

[FEB. 13] In handwriting of George Bond. On verso is 

list in Tench Tilghman s hand of Governors of 
certain states. Enclosed in preceding entry. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 357 

1782 Gibson, John. Fort Pitt. To Brig. Gen. [William] Irvine 

FEB. 13 [Philadelphia]. Difficulty in quieting the troops 

on subject of pay; lack of forage and wood; 
arrival of cattle and hogs; buying up of wheat 
and flour by traders; petition from inhabitants; 
slowness of recruiting; contractor s price of ra 
tion; need of clothing for officers; continuance of 
supernumerary officers at Fort Pitt for want of 
pay; plea of friendly Indians for clothing; trans 
mits returns of troops, etc; express expenditure. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 54, 246 



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1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 13 [Philadelphia]. Arms sent to Claverack; Heath s 

orders for their removal to Fishkill; uneasiness 

of officers over the contract ration; necessity of 

a supply of provisions being kept on hand by 

contractors who furnish the Northern posts. 

L. S. 3 pp. Answered Feb. 19. 54, 238 

1782 Iamb, John and E[benezer] Stevens. Burlington [Ver- 

FEB. 13 mont]. To [George Washington, Philadelphia]. 

Report of two month s pay to be advanced to 

officers; necessity of making no discrimination 

between officers and men; privates should share 

in pay distribution. A. L. S. of Lamb signed 

also by Stevens. Answered Feb. 15. 54, 236 

1782 Olney, Jeremiah. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

FEB. 14 Washington, Philadelphia. Delay of the [Rhode 

Island] legislature in granting troops; partial 

compliance with the Financier [Robert Monis] s 

requisition; hopes of spirited exertion on part 

of the State. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 9. 

54, 244 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [John] 

FEB. 15 Lamb and Lt. Col. [Ebenezer] Stevens [Burling 

ton, New Jersey]. Explanation of promissory 
notes issued to officers. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 359 

1782 Gibson, John. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To Brig. Gen. 

FEB. 15 William Irvine, Philadelphia. Hopes of keeping 

troops satisfied; [Alexander] Fowler s attitude 
toward court-martial of [David] Johnson and 
[David] Duncan. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed 
by Washington: "From Colo. John Gibson to 
Brig. Genl. Irvine 13th & 15th Feb: 1782." 

54, 248 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 15 ington [Philadelphia]. Estimate of public horses 

on hand in certain States; use of ox-teams; esti 
mate of officers baggage wagons with main Army 
for campaign of 1782; [Maj.] Gen. [Henry] Knox s 
estimate of artillery horses; the horse-yard; re 
pair of the roads; need of supernumerary drivers 
and conductors; use of public horses by staff 
officers. A. L. S. 6 pp. 54, 256 



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1782 Carrington, Edward. Philadelphia. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 16 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Unsettled state of pay 

and allowances of the Quartermaster General s 
Department of the Southern Army; arrangement 
of the Commissary of Purchases Department by 
Congress; greater expense of staff in southern 
operations. A. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 254 

1782 [Heath, William.] General Orders. Extract: Convening 

FEB. 16 court-martial for trial of Maj. Gen. [Alexander] 

McDougall at Fishkill and announcing personel 
of the court. Contemporary copy on verso of 
Washington, George. General Orders. 1782, 
Jan. 29-Feb. 13. 57, 149 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George Wash- 

FEB. 16 ington, Philadelphia]. Statement of present pay 

of officers in Quartermaster Department and of 
a proposed augmentation. Tabular statement. 
A. D. S. 2 pp. 54, 260 

1782 [Posey, Thomas.] Prince Edward [County, Virginia]. To 

FEB. 16 [Col. Christian Febiger, Cumberland Court House, 

Virginia]. Subsidence of mutinous spirit of the 
troops. Contemporary extract by Febiger. En 
closed in Febiger to Washington, 1782, Mar. 14. 

55, 18 

1782 Rogers, James. St. Johns. To T. Mountene [Col. Timothy 

FEB. 16 Bedel, Vermont]. Friendship ; secret correspond 

ence. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Johnson to Washington, 1782, May 30. 57, 20 
1782 Schuyler, Phfilip John]. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To 

FEB - 16 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Party sent 

to investigate report of British vessels caught in 
ice on Lake Champlain; proposition to destroy 
them; Schuyler s guard; situation of the Ver 
mont matter. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Mar. 4. 

54, 261 

1782 Smyth, George. St. Johns. To C. T. [Capt. Thomas John- 

FEB - 16 son, Vermont]. Requests intelligence agreeable 

to promise. 

[Prichard, Azariah] To Johnson. Thanks for favors. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Johnson 
to Washington, 1782, May 30. 57, 21 

1782 Mercereau, Joshua. Ross Hall, near Brunswick [New Jer- 

FEB - 17 sey]. To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. 



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Introducing Mr. Raddy; British cruisers gone to 

the Chesapeake and Delaware ; requests exchange 

of Capt. Dickey. A. L. S. 1 p. 34, 263 

[1782] [Posey, Thomas.] [Prince Edward County, Virginia]. To 

FEB. 17 [Col. Christian Febiger, Cumberland Court House, 

Virginia]. Drunkenness of the men; returns; 

care of equipment. Contemporary extract by 

Febiger. On same folio with Posey to Febiger, 

1782, Feb. 16. 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

FEB. 18 thanael] Greene [St. Paul s Parish, South Caro 

lina]. The surprise at Dorchester; reasons for 
non-despatch of French troops to his aid; reen- 
forcement of Virginia troops and Armand s le 
gion; reenforcements from England; King 
[George] s determination to continue the war; 
awaiting events; need of men. Draft. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. Extract in 
Ford, 9, 447, note. B. XIV, pt. 2, 365 

1782- [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. [John] 

FEB. 18 Laurens [South Carolina]. [Maj.] Gen. [Na- 

thanael] Greene s manoeuvre; report of British 
reenforcement for the South; British intentions; 
exertions of States. Draft. 3 pp. In handwrit 
ing of David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 445. 

P. II, 457 

1782 L Enfant, [Pierre] Ch[arles]. Philadelphia. To [George] 

FEB. 18 Washington [Philadelphia]. His services and 

claim to promotion. A. L. S. 3 pp. 54, 264 

[1782] [Finley, John.] [Prince Edward Court House, Virginia.] 

FEB. 18 To [Col. Christian Febiger, Cumberland Court 

House, Virginia]. Contentment of the men; Lt. 
[James] Mabon s services; value of the band. 
Contemporary extract by Febiger. On same 
folio with Posey to Febiger, 1782, Feb. 16. 

1782 Huntington, Jedidiah. Norwich [Connecticut]. To [George] 

FEB. 18 Washington, Philadelphia. Measures of legisla 

ture to fill the State s quota of troops; lack of co 
ercive power; expected delay in collecting tax 
and supplies; pay of Connecticut troops funded 
by 1786 and 1787 tax. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Mar. 19. 54, 266 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2041 

1782 Posey, Thomas. Prince Edward County Court House 

FEB. 18 [Virginia]. Weekly return of [Virginia] detach 

ment under his command. Tabular statement. 
A. D. S: Robert Brackenridge, Lt. & Adj. and 
signed by him for Posey. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Febiger to Washington, 1782, Mar. 14. 55, 19 
1782 Skinner, Abraham. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 18 ton [Philadelphia]. Desire of British to exchange 

naval for military prisoners. A. L. S. 1 p. 

45, 167 

A copy by Tench Tilghman is in C. C. 152, 10, 455. 

1782 Skinner, Abraham. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

FEB. 18 ton, Philadelphia. Exchange negotiations; ques 

tion of Cornwallis exchange. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

46, 261 

A copy by Benjamin Walker is in C. C. 152, 10, 449. 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elias] 

FEB. 19 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Thanks for 

information of the enemy; change of officers at 
Wyoming; necessity of intelligence of enemy. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XIV, pt. 2, 371 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj.] Gen. 

FEB. 19 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Extra ration to 

officers on detachment; cattle kept by French 
army [in July and August, 1781]; [Charles] Gil- 
christ s sentence; disposal of the Rhode Island 
huts; arms at Fishkill; magazines for Northern 
District; officers rations; Massachusetts cloth 
ing. Draft. 3pp. In handwriting of Benjamin 
Walker. B. XIV, pt. 2, 367 

1782 Edwards, T[homas]. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

FEB. 19 Heath [Highlands]. Maj. Gen. [Alexander] Mc- 

Dougall s objection to certain members of the 
court appointed for his trial; members repre 
sentation of the inconvenience of Fishkill for 
holding the court. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1782, Feb. 20. 54, 285 

1782 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Fishkill [New York]. 

FEB. 19 To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Maj. 

Gen. Alexander McDougall s challenge of Stirling 

as president of his court-martial. L. S. 3 pp. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Feb. 20. 

54, 286 



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1782 Varick, Richard. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 19 Washington [Philadelphia]. Receipt of [Robert] 

Morris notes for pay of writers; Varick s neces 
sities; indexes; need of names of Governors of 
States ; general orders. A. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 206 

1782 Wolfe, David. Claverack Landing [New York]. Return 

FEB. 19 of public stores received, forwarded and on hand. 

Tabular statement. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Feb. 23. 

54, 296 

1782 Grates, Horatio. [Berkeley County, Virginia.] To [George] 

FEB. 20 Washington [Philadelphia]. Delay of letters; 

readiness to obey orders; lack of money; con 
gratulations on victory over Cornwallis. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Mar. 18. 54, 268 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 20 [Philadelphia]. Returns of the New Hampshire 

regiments ; execution of Asa Whitcomb for deser 
tion; recovery of men from inoculation; num 
ber of resultant deaths; deserters from the Brit 
ish; failure of a raid by [Col. James] De Lancey s 
horse; powder and arms from the eastward; 
Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall s challenges of 
members of his court-martial. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Feb. 28. 54, 288 

1782 Hyrne, Edmund M. Charleston [South Carolina]. To 

FEB. 20 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Terms of 

his letter of service granted by the British; re 
quests decision thereon. A. L. S. 2 pp. See 
endorsement on Wemyss to Hyrne 1781, Dec. 8. 

54, 271 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Timothy] 

FEB. 21 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Tents and camp equip 

age; batteaux and preparation of boats; raising 
of artificer company; contract for smith work; 
horses for officers baggage teams; officers horses; 
arrangement of Quartermaster Department, pay, 
etc. ; expresses ; arrangements with the Financier 
[Robert Morris]; scows. Draft. 6 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 373 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Comte de Ro- 

FEB. 21 chambeau [Williamsburg]. Exchange of Brig. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2043 

Gen. William Moultrie and [Francis,] Lord 
Rawdon. L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. R 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 21 [Philadelphia]. Maj. Villefranche s desire of 

promotion ; his services on the Northern frontier. 
L. S. 2 pp. 54, 274 

1782 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

FEB. 21 Washington [Philadelphia]. Recording of the 

general orders; suggests application to [Charles] 
Thomson, Secretary of Congress for the pro 
ceedings of the councils of war deficient in 
papers of 1776; money paid to writers. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Endorsed by Humphreys: "Acknowl 
edged in the P. S. of Letter of 28th." 54, 276 
1782 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey]. To [George] 

FEB. 22 Washington [Philadelphia]. Court-martial of a 

deserter; transport fleet sailed from New York; 
Dayton s orders to burn or seize every Riving- 
ton [Royal Gazette] paper sent out. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered Mar. 1. 54, 283 

1782 Paterson, John. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

FEB. 2? Heath, Robinson House [Highlands]. Rumor of 

[Joseph] Brant being affronted by British; sug 
gests effort to win him over to America. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, 
Feb. 23. 54, 284 

1782 [Posey, Thomas.] Peytonsburg [Virginia]. To [Col. 

FEB. 22 Christian Febiger, Cumberland Court House, 

Virginia]. Progress of his march. Contem 
porary extract by Febiger. On same folio with 
Posey to Febiger, 1782, Feb. 16. 

1782 [Stirling, William Alexander, Lord.] Fishkill [New York]. 

FEB 22 To [Maj. Gen. William Heath, Highlands]. Offi 

cers ration; [Comfort] Sands exorbitant 
charges. 3 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Wash 
ington, 1782, Feb. 27. 54, 311 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Timothy] 
FEB. 23 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Teams to be ready by 
the middle of May. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 381 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Comte [de] 

FEB. 23 Rochambeau, Williamsburg, Virginia. Ex- 



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change of British convalescents and sending 
away of incurables ; reimbursements for supplies 
furnished hospital; protest of Lt. Col. [Francis] 
Mentges; news from St. Thomas, siege of St. 
Kitts; action between Comte de Grasse and 
[Rear] Adml. [Samuel, Viscount] Hood; cele 
bration of Washington s birthday. L. S. 3 pp. 
In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. R 

1782 Craig, Isaac. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 23 [Philadelphia]. Claim to rank; history of his 

services; seniority of Capt. [Lt. Col. Andrew] 

Porter. L. S. 6pp. Answered Mar. 16. 54,291 

1782 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George 

FEB. 23 Washington, Philadelphia]. British transport 

fleet sailed for Charleston [South Carolina]; 
rumored intention of evacuating that city; 
barracks building at New York; application of 
Mrs. Provost to go into New York; question of 
her masculine escort. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Feb. 25. 54, 290 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 23 [Philadelphia]. Detachment of regular troops 

sent to lines at Stamford; removal of stores to 
Fishkill and Fishkill Landing; plunder of stores 
on the road; arrangement of subalterns and 
Captains of the Massachusetts Line; pay for 
[Philip John] Schuyler s militia guard. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Mar. 12. 54, 294 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 23 ington [Philadelphia]. Interruption of express 

service for want of support; advises delay in 

assembling ox-teams. A. L. S. 1 p. In Sparks, 

Letters to Washington, 3, 484. 54, 176 

1782 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

FEB. 24 ington [Philadelphia]. Recommending Maj. 

Villefranche for promotion; his merits and 
services. L. S. 2 pp. Acknowledged Mar. 2. 

54, 299 

1782 Villefranche, Chevalier de. West Point. To [George] 

FEB. 24 Washington [Philadelphia]. Forwards plan of 

Fort Herkimer and other works on the Mohawk 

River and at German Flats ; plans for Fort [Van] 

Rensselaer; [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath s re- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2045 

fusal to allow him to go to Virginia; work done 
at Saratoga. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 4. 

54, 300 

1782 [Villefranche, Chevalier de.] West Point. To [George] 

FEB. 24 Washington [Philadelphia]. Representation of 

his case; application for a lieutenant-colonelcy. 
3 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. 54, 302 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

FEB. 25 [David] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. Pass 

ports necessary for citizens desiring to enter 
enemy s lines ; importance of intelligence respect 
ing enemy. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XIV, pt. 2, 383 

1782 Macdonald, John. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To [George] 

FEB. 25 Washington [Philadelphia]. Requesting per 

mission to visit his uncle on parole. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered Mar. 2. 54, 304 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Sir Henry 

FEB. 26 Clinton [New York]. Passports for officer carry 

ing money to British prisoners and for vessels to 
go into the Delaware and Chesapeake with 
supplies; proposed meeting of Commissioners at 
Elizabethtown ; exchange of Cornwallis and 
Henry Laurens. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Tench Tilghman. In part in Ford, 9, 451, 
note. E. 457 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elias] 

FEB. 26 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Guard for 

money sent by Sir Henry Clinton to British 

prisoners in Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 385 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Rear Adml.] 

FEB. 26 Robert Digby, New York. Commissioners to 

settle prisoner matters; requests that measures 

be taken to arrange naval prisoner affairs also. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

E. 461 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Baron von] 

FEB. 26 Knyphausen [New York]. Permission for an offi 

cer to bring out money for Hessian prisoners. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

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1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Abraham Skin- 

FEB. 26 ner [Philadelphia]. Arrangements for meeting of 

Exchange Commissioners at Elizabethtown. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 387 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Passport, in blank, 

FEB. 26 for a British officer to convey money to prisoners. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

Enclosed in Washington to Digby, 1782, Feb. 26. 

E. 459 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Passport, in blank, 

FEB. 26 for a Hessian officer to carry money to Hessian 

prisoners. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 

Tilghman. Enclosed in Washington to Knyp- 

hausen, 1782, Feb. 26. E. 465 

1782 Olney, Jeremiah. Providence [Rhode Island] To [George] 

FEB. 26 Washington [Philadelphia]. Action of the As 

sembly in calling for nine months men; spirit of 
the legislature. A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 9. 

54, 306 

1782 Heath, Wfilliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 27 [Philadelphia]. Uneasiness of officers as to price 

charged for ration; requests directions as to in 
crease of ration for artificers. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed by Humphreys: "to be referr d to the 
Financier [Robert Morris]." 54, 309 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

FEB. 27 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Lauzun s 

legion at Charlottesville; clothing; detachments 
forwarded to the Southern Army; Armand s 
need of horses; adjournment of Assembly with 
out providing for recruiting; boldness of [British] 
privateers; conference for next campaign; cannon 
presented Rochambeau [by Congress]; assurances 
for safety of Chevalier de La Luzerne on his 
journey to Williamsburg. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered Mar. 19. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 485. 54, 307 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

FEB. 28 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Mode for supplying of 

ficers clothing; promissory notes and their use; 
compliance of States with requisitions. Draft. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In 
part in Ford, 9, 452. B. XIV, pt. 2, 389 

This letter is the same In substance as that sent Cols. Lamb and Stevens 
1782, Feb. 15 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2047 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. [Rich- 

FEB. 28 ard] Varick [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Request 

ing certified copies of certain papers; inquiry to 
be made [of Charles Thomson, Secretary of Con 
gress] for the proceedings of Councils of War [of 
1776]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys and Tench Tilghman. 

B. XIV, pt. 2, 393 

The inquiry paragraph is entered in Humphreys handwriting on 
Varick s letter of Feb. 21, 1782 to Washington. 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

FEB. 28 [Philadelphia]. Successful attack of [Col. James] 

De Lancey s post by volunteers under [Abra 
ham] Dyckman. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 12. 

54, 314 

1782 Maxwell, William. Sussex County [New Jersey]. To 

FEB. 28 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Return of 

former warrant granted him for his expenditures; 

loss by depreciation; requests a new warrant. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 313 

1782 Steuben, [Baron]. Philadelphia. To [George Washington, 

FEB. 28 Philadelphia]. Large balance due him ; expenses 

and use of his private fortune; need of money. 

L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by Tilghman: " referred 

to the Superintendent of Finance." 54, 317 

Washington s letter referring Stetiben s claim to Robert Morris, 1782, 
Mar. 4, is in A. VI, pt. 2, 45. 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Philadelphia] " Estimate of the 
FEB. Enemy s force in New York & its Dependencies, 
with the disposition of it." Tabular statement 
and remarks. A. D. 2 pp. Endorsed by Wash 
ington: " "pr. Colo. Ogden." Ml, 337 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Philadelphia.] "A List of the 

FEB. Enemy s Corps in New York & its Dependencies, 

with the distribution of ym. Feby. 1782." A. D. 

1 p. Endorsed by Washington: ". . . . pr. 

Colo. Dayton" Ml, 335 

[1782] [Johnson, Thomas.] [New Hampshire?] To [Lt. Gen. 

[FEB. ?] Frederick Haldimand, Canada]. Vermont mat 

ters; French fleet. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
On 2d folio of Johnson to Washington, 1782, 
May 30. 

[1782] [Johnson, Thomas.] [New Hampshire?] To [Capt. Aza- 

[FEB. ?] riah] Prichard [St. Johns]. Transmitting papers. 

Contemporary copy. On verso of preceding 
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[1782] [Prichard, Azariali] [St. Johns.] To [Capt. Thomas John- 

[ FEB -] son, Vermont], Requesting everything [in the 

way of intelligence] that will be wanted; needed 
by Feb. 28. Contemporary copy. 1 p. En 
closed in Johnson to Washington, 1782, May 30. 

57, 22 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. l [Nathanael] Greene [Ponpon, South Carolina]. 

The Superintendent of Finance[ Robert Morris] s 
mode to supply officers clothing; notes and ex 
planation of them. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. B. XV, pt. 1, 1 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elias] 

MAR. l Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Death sentence 

of James Fury; intelligence of a British fleet. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 5 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Capt. Pierre 
MAR. 1 Charles L Enfant, Philadelphia]. Promotion of 
Maj. [Bichet de] Rochefontaine. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 9 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Lt.] Col. 

MAR. l [Francis] Mentges [Williamsburg, Virginia]. Dif 

ficulty with Hospital Department; payment of 
his draft; clothing; breaking up of hospital and 
furloughing of convalescents. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 7 

1782 Hamilton, Alexander. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. l ington [Philadelphia]. Difficulty in obtaining 

his last command forbids any future application; 
refusal of all compensation for past or future 
services; retention of his commission to be able 
to serve again if services are ever needed. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. In Lodge, Works of Hamilton, 
8, 50. Haml. 1, 102 

The draft, which varies slightly from this letter as sent, is in Haml. 1, 104. 

1782 Heath, William. Highlands. To Comfort Sands & Co. 

MAR. 1 [Fishkill, New York]. Refusal of beef issued by 

[Ephraim] Morgan; names appointment of arbi 
trators; orders meeting of same. Contemporary 
copy by Heath. 1 p. Enclosed in Secretary of 
War to Washington, 1782, Apr. 3. 55, 220 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2049 

1782 Vose, Joseph. Boston. To [George] Washington, Phila- 

MAR. 1 delphia. Requests extension of leave to April 

10. Recent copy. 1 p. 54, 320 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Christian] 

MAR. 2 Febiger [Cumberland Court House, Virginia]. 

Virginia officers sense of the impropriety of their 

representation [of Nov. 17, 1781]; execution of 

[Joseph] Hawkins; support of Quartermaster s 

Department in Virginia; clothing for recruits; 

efforts of the Superintendent of Finance [Robert 

Morris] to arrange for payment of Army. Draft. 

2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 13 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Lt. [John] Mac- 

MAR. 2 Donald [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Refusing re 

quest to go to Maryland. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of James McHenry. E. 467 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 2 [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Place of 

holding his court-martial; documents to be fur 
nished him. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 11 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Col. James 

MAR. 2 Wood, Winchester, Virginia]. Danger in grant 

ing the applications from prisoners. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 17 

1782 Manning, Abraham. Ramapo [New Jersey]. To Capt. 

MAR. [Henry] Teabout [Tiebout, Smiths Clove, New 

York]. Henry Lawback s previous connection 
with the Army. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Tie- 
bout to Washington, 1782, Apr. 6. W 
1782 Nicholas, Samuel. Philadelphia. Certificate of pay 
MAR. 2 received by Capt. Andrew Porter. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Porter to Knox, 1782, Mar. 5. 

54, 324 

1782 Porter, Andrew. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 2 [Philadelphia]. Capt. [Isaac] Craig s claim to 

rank. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Tilghman: 

" See letter to Capt. Craig 16 : March." 54, 324 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 3 ington [Philadelphia]. Requests opinion on 

arrangements for boats on the Hudson; batteaux 

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and pettiaugers at West Point and King s Ferry; 
suggests a company of watermen for care of 
boats; comparative expense of pettiaugers and 
other boats. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered Mar. 4. 

54, 329 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Capt. [Pierre 

MAR. 4 Charles] L Enfant [Philadelphia]. Promotion of 

Maj. [Bichet de] Rochefontaine; L Enf ant s 

merit. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of Benjamin 

Walker. C. C. 78, XIV, 535 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 4 William Heath, Highlands.] Orders to furnish a 

party to attempt destruction of British vessels 

caught in the ice on Lake Champlain. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt, 1, 25 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 4 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Deserters; disci 

plining and drilling the troops; attention to 
appearances; Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall s 
challenge of members of his court-martial and 
papers to be furnished him. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 21 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Timothy] 

MAR. 4 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Approving suggestion 

for pettiaugers; raising company of boatmen. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 29 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Philip John] 

MAR. 4 Schuyler [Poughkeepsie, New York]. The British 

vessels caught in ice on Lake Champlain; Ver 
mont affairs. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XV, pt. 1, 19 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Maj. Ville- 

MAR. 4 franche, West Point]. His claim to promotion; 

abilities and services. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Benjamin Walker. B. XV, pt. 1,31 

1782 Butler, Richard. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAR. 4 Washington, Philadelphia. Difficulty in obtain 

ing complete returns of recruits [in the Pennsyl 
vania Line] ; state of the service and drunkenness 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2051 

of recruits; need of clothing and tents; officers 
to conduct recruits to the Southern Army. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 14. 54, 333 

1782 Butler, Richard. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 4 [William] Irvine, Philadelphia. [Same letter as 

preceding entry with additional paragraph] 
requesting that necessary arrangements be 
made for march [of the Pennsylvania Line to the 
South]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 54, 331 

1782 Gillon, Alexander]. Havana. To George Washington 

MAR. 4 [Philadelphia]. Forwarding two boxes sent in his 

care by John De Neufville & Son. L. S. 2 pp. 

Endorsed by Trumbull: "Copying press from 

Hold. Ansd." [June 17] 54, 338 

1782 Great Britain, Parliament. Votes of the House of Com- 

MAR. 4 mons. Proceedings of the House containing the 

answer of the King to the Address of the Com 
mons respecting the American War and resolu 
tion of the House to consider as enemies to King 
and Country all those who shall advise or 
attempt the further prosecution of offensive war 
on America. Pamphlet, pp. 315-323. Numb. 
42. London: Printed and sold by John Nichols. 
Enclosed in Carleton to Washington, 1782, 
May 7. 56, 192 

1782 Great Britain, Parliament. A Bill to enable his Majesty to 

[MAR. 4] conclude a peace or truce with the revolted colo 

nies in North America. (22 George III, c. 46) 
Broadside. 2 pp. Enclosed in Carleton to Wash 
ington, 1782, May 7. 56, 190 

1782 Pennsylvania Line. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. Return of 

MAR. 4 officers, non-commissioned officers and rank and 

file at Carlisle. Tabular statement. D. S: Wm. 

Butler. 1 p. Enclosed in Butler, Richard to 

Washington, 1782, Mar. 4. 54, 336 

1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. Certificate to 

MAR. 5 Capt. [Allen] McLane of authority for impress 

and seizures of horses and provisions near 

Philadelphia in 1777 [and 1778]. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 33 

1782 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To 

MAR. 5 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Apprecia- 



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tion of exchange of [Lt.] Col. [Jean Baptiste] 
Ternant and other officers; former s worth; cir 
cumstances possibly compelling Armand to leave 
the service; clothing and equipment matters; 
lack of wagons; condition of the horses; lack of 
officers; difficulties in way of a speedy move 
ment; requests immediate shipment of his horses. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. Answered Mar. 20. 54, 342 

1782 Digby, Robert. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 5 [Philadelphia]. Agreement to appoint commis 

sioners to arrange exchange of naval prisoners. 
L. S. 1 p. 54, 348 

1782 Forman, David. Freehold [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 5 Washington, Philadelphia. Explanation of his 

request for a pass for Mrs. Provost to go into New 
York; hope of obtaining intelligence; result of 
application to Gov. [William] Livingston; cap 
ture of escaping British prisoners; preparations 
in New York to withstand an attack. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 54, 346 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 5 [Philadelphia]. Reported British council of war 

on evacuation of either Charleston or New York ; 
cutting of a canal from North to the East River; 
sailing of a fleet for Charleston. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Mar. 12. 54, 340 
1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 5 ington [Philadelphia]. Question of what officers 

in the Quartermaster s Department are to be al 
lowed forage. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Tilgh- 
man: "The Commr. in Chf and Qr. Mr. Genl. 
settled this." 54, 350 

1782 Porter, Andrew. Philadelphia. To [Maj.] Gen. [Henry] 

MAR. 5 Knox [Philadelphia]. Capt. [Isaac] Craig s claim 

to rank; certificate respecting Porter s pay. 

A. L. S. 3 pp. 54, 327 

1782 Ternant, John [Baptiste]. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To 

MAR. 5 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Transmits 

inspection return of Armand s Legion; delay in 
march of the Legion southward. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "acknowledged in letter 
to Col. Armand 20th." 54, 344 

1782 Woodbridge,T[heodore]. Crompond [New York]. To Maj. 

MAR. 5 Gen. [William] Heath, Highlands. Account of 



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successful surprise of a British outpost by Capt. 
[Israel] Honeywell s volunteer horse. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, 
Mar. 6. 54, 356 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 6 [Philadelphia]. Report of attempt of Maj. [Theo 

dore] Woodbridge and Capt. [Israel] Honeywell 
to surprise a British outpost. L. S. 2 pp. An 
swered Mar. 12. 54, 354 

1782 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To 

MAR. 6 [George Washington, Philadelphia]. Delay of 

letter; intention of the House of Assembly [of 
New York] to withhold supplies requested by 
Congress on account of the Vermont Act [of 
Aug. 20, 1781]; Schuyler s efforts with the Sen 
ate; agreement to raise men; relinquishment of 
Vermont claims [to New York land] on reading 
of Washington s letter to Gov. [Thomas] Chit- 
tenden [Jan. 1, 1782]. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered 
Mar. 16. 54, 359 

Washington s letter to Chlttenden, Jan. 1, 1782 Is in the Varick tran 
scripts, Ser. C, Vol. IV, p. 267. 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. [Da- 

MAR. 7 vid] Forman [Monmouth, New Jersey]. Rule 

against granting passports to civilians; his re 
quest. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 35 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Lt. Col. [Antoine 

MAR. 7 Felix] Wuibert [Philadelphia]. Orders to proceed 

to Fort Pitt. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 37 

1782 Bay ley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To James 

MAR - 7 Lovell, Boston. Exchange of Capt. [Thomas] 

Johnson; Johnson s correspondence with enemy 
regarding Vermont; his critical position. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Lovell to Washington, 1782, 
Mar. 11. 54, 366 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

MAR - 7 ington [Philadelphia]. Transmits description of 

vessels to be sent to the Delaware and Chesa 
peake with clothing for British prisoners and re 
quests passports; requests postponement of 
meeting of exchange commissioners until April 
10. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 14. 54, 361 



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[1782] [Clinton, Sir Henry.] [New York.] Description of ves- 

[MAR. 7] sels for which passports are requested to carry 

clothing and necessaries to British and German 
prisoners by way of the Del aware and Chesapeake. 
Secretary s memorandum. 1 p. Enclosed in 
preceding entry. 54, 363 

1782 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Philadelphia. Instructions to 

MAR. 8 Brig. Gen. [William] Irvine [Philadelphia]. Com 

mand at Fort Pitt; measures taking for clothing, 
food and pay of the troops; authorization to offer 
to relieve dissatisfied officers and men; stores. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh- 
man and Washington. In Ford, with omission, 
9, 455. B. XV, pt. 1, 39 

1782 [Heath, William.] [Highlands.] To [Comfort Sands & 

MAR. 8 Co., Fishkill, New York]. Non-receipt of answer 

or report of survey ; uneasiness of troops at taking 
out of kidney suet from the meat; directs dis 
continuance of the practice or appointment of 
an arbitrator. Contemporary extract. Enclosed 
in Secretary at War to Washington, 1782, Apr. 3. 

55, 218 
1782 Huntington, Jedidiah. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

MAR. 8 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Need of 

officers to settle accounts [of Connecticut Line] 
with the Committee of the State; importance of 
the work; convenient situation of Farmington 
as rendezvous for recruits; recruiting matters 
and prospects. A. L. S. 1 p. Acknowledged 
Mar. 19. 54, 368 

1782 Massachusetts, Legislature. Resolves: Apportioning the 

MAR. 8 State quota of 1500 men among the several 

towns and ordering the method for raising same. 
Broadside. 5pp. Enclosed in Badlam to Wash 
ington, 1782, Apr. 18. 55, 331 
1782 Craig, I[saac] and Andrew Porter. Philadelphia. State- 

MAR. 9 ment of claims to rank, with acknowledgement 

of both to truth of facts stated. D. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Tilghman: "See letter to Capt. 
Craig of 16: March" 54,371 

1782 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey] To [George Wash- 

MAR. 9 ington, Philadelphia], Forwarding intelligence ; 

fortifications erecting on a line from the East to 

the North River. A. L. S. 1 p. 55, 107 



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1782 Greene, Nathanael. Ponpon [South Carolina] To [George] 

MAR. 9 Washington [Philadelphia]. Lack of assistance 

from Comte de Rochambeau; expectation of 
British pushing the war in the South; weakness 
of the country; lack of men, food and clothing; 
refusal of legislature to raise black regiments; 
necessity of a strong force in the South; defeat 
of [Brig.] Gen. [Francis] Marion; [Brig.] Gen. 
[Anthony] Wayne s destruction of forage; diffi 
culty in training troops. A. L. S. 4 pp. An 
swered Mar. 23. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 490. 54, 104 

1782 Sigougne, [Louis] de. Charlottesville [Virginia]. To [Col. 

MAR. 9 Charles Armand-Tuffin, Charlottesville]. Resig 

nation. Contemporary copy by Armand. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Armand to Washington, 1782, June 
3. 57, 47 

1782 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 10 [Robert] Howe [Philadelphia]. The inquiry into 

his conduct [at Brewton Hill, Dec. 1778] ; his 

account and presence in the city. Auto, draft 

signed. 1 p. B. XV, pt. 1, 43 

1782 Greene, Nathanael. Ponpon [South Carolina]. To [Comte 

MAR. 10 de Rochambeau, Williamsburg, Virginia]. Dis 

agreement with Rochambeau s ideas of a general 
plan of operations; protection of the central 
States by support of the extremes; march of 
[Lauzun s] Legion; continuation of the war; rout 
of [Brig.] Gen. [Francis] Marion s command and 
burning of British forage at Savannah by Brig. 
Gen. [Anthony] Wayne. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Rochambeau to Washington, 
1782, Apr. 6. 55, 150 

1782 Knox, H[enry]. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 10 [Philadelphia], Heavy brass battering cannon 

owned by Virginia; suggests obtaining them for 
the Continent by trade or purchase ; necessity of 
immediate action. A. L. S. 3 pp. Endorsed by 
Humphreys: "Copy enclosed to Govr. Harrison, 
same day" 54, 372 

Draft, by Humphreys, of the letter to Gov. Ilarrison is in C, IV, pt. 
2, 199. 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

10 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Miserable 

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on the Bonetta; Brig. Gen. [Charles] Scott of 
fered in exchange for [Francis,] Lord Rawdon; 
letters forwarded. L. S. 2 pp. Memo, by Tilgh- 
man: "The accounts of the prisoners transmit 
ted to Mr. [Abraham] Skinner. See letter of 
21st Feby. to Count Rochambeau in which he 
was desired to exchange Genl. Scott for Lord 
Rawdon." 54, 376 

1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. Philadelphia. Commission to 

MAR. 11 Brig- Gen. Henry Knox and Gouverneur Morris 

[Philadelphia] to meet British Commissioners and 
obviate exchange difficulties, settle accounts, pro 
vide for exchanges, etc. of land and sea prison 
ers. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XV, pt. 1,45 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Instructions to 

MAR. 11 Brig. Gen. Henry Knox and Gouverneur Morris 

[Philadelphia]. For meeting British Commis 
sioners at Elizabethtown ; liquidation of British 
prisoner debt ; accounting methods ; exchange of 
Lord Cornwallis; discussion of Board of Direc 
tors of the Associated Loyalists ; case of Jacob 
Summers; status of citizens; treatment and ex 
change of marine prisoners; subsistence claims 
for prisoners. Draft. 6 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. In Ford, 9, 456. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 49 

1782 Lovell, James. Boston. To [George] Washington [Phila- 

[MAR. 11] delphia]. Suspicion [of Brig. Gen. Jacob Bayley] 

of insincerity of Vermont s Council. A. L. S. 

2 pp. Answered Apr. 1. 54, 365 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Christian] 

MAR. 12 Febiger [Cumberland Court House, Virginia]. 

Orders to take directions from Brig. Gen. [Peter] 

Muhlenberg. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Tench Tilghman. B. XV, pt. 1, 65 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAR. 12 Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Huts of the Connecti 

cut State troops ; removal of stores from Claver- 
ack; arrangement of Massachusetts subalterns; 
[Brig.] Gen. [John] Paterson s Indian chief; price 
of officers extra ration of rum; extra ration of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2057 

Artificers; partisan strokes on enemy s light 
corps. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XV, pt. 1, 57 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. [Pe- 

MAR. 12 ter] Muhlenberg [Cumberland Court House, Vir 

ginia]. Orders to remain in Virginia and super 
intend the recruiting service ; general directions. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 61 

1782 Massachusetts, Boston. Freeholders and Inhabitants 

MAR - 12 meeting. Appointment of a committee for open 

ing a rendezvous for raising the town s proportion 
of men for the Continental Army. 1 p. Attested 
by William Cooper, Town Clerk. Enclosed in 
Badlam to Washington, 1782, Aug. 21. 58, 243 
1782 Heydel, Charles. New York. To [George Washington, 

MA R- 12 Philadelphia]. Birth of a daughter and selection 

of Washington as her Godfather. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
(In German) Translation on the following 
folio. Endorsed by Washington: "From a Ser 
geant in the Elector of Saxony s Service " 55, 2 
1782 Morgan, Ephraim. [West Point ?] To Lt. Col. [Ebenezer] 

M AK- 12 Huntington [Continental Village]. Salt to be is 

sued only with fresh provision. A. L. S. 
Huntington, Ebenezer. To Col. [Heman] Swift [Continen 
tal Village], Morgan s refusal to issue salt with 
salt provision a breach of contract. A. L. S. 
Both of above letters on 1 p. Enclosed in Secre 
tary at W T ar to Washington, 1782, Apr. 3. 55, 173 
1782 Swift, H[eman]. Connecticut Huts [Continental Village]. 

MAR. 12 To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Com 

plaints against the Contractors ; [Comfort] Sands 
position of unaccountability. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Secretary at War to Washington, 1782, 
Apr. 3. 55, 175 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR - 13 [Henry] Knox and Gouverneur Morris [Eliza- 

bethtown, New Jersey]. Application of money 
subscribed by Philadelphia merchants for relief 
of marine prisoners in New York. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

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1782 Cumming, John and other officers of the 2d New Jersey 

MAR. 13 Regiment. Jersey Camp [Pomp ton ? New Jer 

sey]. To [George] Washington, Philadelphia. 
Objection to agreement of exchange between 
Maj. [William] Barber and Capt. [Joseph J.] An 
derson. A. L. S. of Gumming, signed also by 
twenty other officers. 2 pp. Answered Mar. 19. 

55, 8 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 13 [Philadelphia]. Difference of opinion among of 

ficers as to mode of supplying clothing; their lack 
of money and indebtedness to the inhabitants; 
absolute need of money; Indian foray on the 
Mohawk; training of troops; inoculation; chal 
lenge question and delay in [Maj.] Gen. [Alex 
ander] McDougalPs court-martial ; Heath s hope 
of a short leave of absence. L. S. 3 pp. 55, 5 
1782 Mercereau, Joshua. Staten Island. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 13 ington [Philadelphia]. Enclosing an address 

[from officers of the 2d New Jersey regiment, 
Mar. 13] and newspapers. A. L. S. 1 p. 55, 7 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Brig.] Gen. 

MAR. 14 [Henry] Knox and Gouverneur Morris [Eliza- 

bethtown, New Jersey]. Sir Henry Clinton s 
request for postponement of meeting of Exchange 
Commissioners. Draft. 2pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 69 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Sir Henry Clin- 

MAR. 14 ton [New York]. Postponement of meeting of 

Commissioners at Elizabeth town; passports for 
vessels. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. E. 473 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Richard] 

MAR. 14 Butler [Carlisle, Pennsylvania]. Slowness of 

recruiting; orders for march of detachment. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 71 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Capt. [Bartholo- 
MAR. 14 mew] von Heer [Reading ? Pennsylvania], 
Orders his corps to Burlington, New Jersey. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 73 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. Passport for brig- 

MAR. 14 antine Dolphin, Charles Cook, master, to convey 



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to Wilmington clothing for British prisoners. 
Memorandum of other passports issued. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Tench Tilghnaan. 
Enclosed in preceding. E. 471 

1782 Cole, Thomas. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washington 

MAR. 14 [Philadelphia]. State of his case; his accounts; 

requests acceptance of his resignation. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Certificate of Maj. Coggeshall Olney of 
Cole s worth as an officer and recommendation 
for his discharge, on verso of first folio. En 
dorsed by Humphreys: "rejected for want of 
certificates." 55, 10 

1782 Febiger, Christian. Cumberland Courthouse [Virginia]. 

MAR. 14 To [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Keason 

for not applying to Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln; 
difficulty in starting the detachment ordered 
South; quelling of mutiny of Virginia troops; ex 
planation of documents enclosed; discontinuance 
of recruiting rendezvous and desertion of recruits ; 
lack of provisions; necessity of breaking up the 
post [at Cumberland] unless food, clothing and 
supplies are furnished; inconvenience caused by 
destruction of papers and records at Chesterfield 
Court House by the enemy ; need of a set of the 
Journals of Congress and copies of orders and 
regulations governing the Army; confusion in 
the Virginia Line; requests order settling the 
present arrangement; officers remaining at 
home and need of a pointed order calling them 
into service ; suggests board of inquiry that may 
act as a court-martial; disclaims officiousness; 
need of some sole direction in Virginia ; scattered 
condition of officers servants; lack of funds to 
publish orders; application for clothing for his 
regiment [2d Virginia] ; Febiger s reimbursement 
of personal expense in raising a band ; execution 
of [Joseph] Hawkins ; need of supplies ; dismissal 
of the State troops; want of money; arrival of 
recruits, etc. A. L. S. 11 pp. 55, 12 

1782 Febiger, Christian. [Cumberland Court House, Virginia.] 

MAR. 14 Estimate of clothing wanted to complete three 

regiments to be raised in the State of Virginia 
during the course of this summer. Tabular 
statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 
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1782 Febiger, Christian. [Cumberland Court House, Virginia.] 

MAR. 14 Estimate of military stores wanting to complete 

three regiments to be raised in the State of Vir 
ginia during the course of this summer. Tabular 
statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Febiger to 
Washington, 1782, Mar. 14. 55, 22 

1782 Febiger, Christian. [Cumberland Court House, Virginia.] 

MAR. 14 Estimate of medicine wanting to complete three 

regiments to be raised in the State of Virginia 
during the course of this summer. Tabular 
statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Febiger to 
Washington, 1782, Mar. 14. 55, 24 

1782 Febiger, Christian. Cumberland Court House [Virginia]. 

MAR. 14 Return of troops at Cumberland Court House. 

Tabular statement. A. D. S: William Esk- 
ridge. Lt. & Adj. Signed also by Febiger. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Febiger to Washington, 1782, 
Mar. 14. 55, 20 

[1782] Steuben, [Baron.] [Philadelphia.] To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 14 ton [Philadelphia]. Requesting Washington s 

promised letter in Steuben s favor to the Minister 
of France [Chevalier de La Luzerne]. L. S. 1 p. 

55, 28 

1782 Butler, William. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. Return of offi- 

MAR. 15 cers, non-commissioned officers and rank and 

file of the troops at Carlisle. Tabular statement. 
D. S. Signed also by John Hughes [Lt. & Adj.]. 
1 p. Enclosed in Irvine to Washington, 1782, 
Mar. 17. 55, 46 

1782 Dayton, Elias. Morristown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAR. 15 Washington [Philadelphia]. Distress of the Jer 

sey Line officers; refusal to accept the Paymaster 
General [John Pierce] s notes; uneasiness of 
troops from delay of their pay; the situation. 
L. S. "in behalf and at the request of the officers 
of the Jersey line." 2 pp. 55, 30 

1782 laurens, Henry, jr. Westminster [England]. To [George] 

MAR. 15 Washington [Philadelphia]. [Henry Laurens ] 

present position; recommends [Lt. & Capt.] 
George James Ludlow to Washington s civilities. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 55, 27 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia, To Capt. [Isaac] 

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with Capt. [Lt. Col. Andrew] Porter. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 75 

[Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Philip John] 
Schuyler [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Acknowl 
edging intelligence; capture of St. Christopher, 
St. Nevis and Montserrat [West Indies] by the 
French. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. P. II, 469 

Knox, H[emy] and Gouverneur Morris. To [George] 
Washington [Philadelphia]. Their letter to Sir 
Henry Clinton; await result of [Abraham] Skin 
ner s mission. L. S. 1 p. Answered Mar. 19. 

55, 36 

Knox, Henry and Gouverneur Morris. Elizabethtown 
[New Jersey]. To [George] Washington [Phila 
delphia]. Delay in arrival of British Commis 
sioners ; [Henry] Laurens liberation. L.S. 1 p. 
Answered Mar. 19. 55, 40 

Knox, H[enry] and Gouverneur Morris. Elizabethtown 
[New Jersey]. To Sir Henry Clinton [New York]. 
Announcing their arrival and receipt of his re 
quest for postponement of meeting of [cartel] 
Commissioners; suffering of prisoners merit an 
early settlement of an exchange; Commissary 
General of Prisoners [Abraham Skinner] em 
powered to make all arrangements. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Knox and 
Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 16. 55, 38 

Knox, Henry and Gouverneur Morris. To Courtlandt 
Skinner. See: Knox and Morris to Washing 
ton, 1782, Apr. 22. 

Irvine, William. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 
Washington [Philadelphia]. Return of recruits 
of the Pennsylvania Line at Carlisle; number 
expected by April 10; cavalry; officers to con 
duct the recruits south; field officers; sets out 
for Fort Pitt tomorrow; recommends Col. Rich 
ard Butler in case of a Western expedition. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 55, 44 

[Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Comte [de] Ben- 
yowsky [Beniowszky, Philadelphia]. Reduction 
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in the service. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting 
of Benjamin Walker. In Sparks, 8, 256. 

D. II, 31 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Ho- 

MAR. 18 ratio] Gates [Berkeley County, Virginia], Nomi 

nation of General officers for service in coming 
campaign. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Tench Tilghman. B. XV, pt. 1, 77 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. 

MAR. 18 [Nathanael] Greene [Ponpon, South Carolina]. 

His lack of clothing ; exertions of [Robert] Morris ; 
his non-reenforcement by the French; British 
future conduct of war; their reenforcement of 
South from New York. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Tench Tilghman. With omission, 
in Ford, 9, 462. B. XV, pt. 1, 81 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia To [Brig. Gen. Ed- 

MAR. 18 ward Hand, Philadelphia]. Intends setting out 

for the North River; official papers to be for 
warded and Hand to remain in Philadelphia 
until the Adjutant General s office is arranged. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilgh 
man. B. XV, pt. 1, 103 
1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 
MAR. 18 [Moses] Hazen [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Or 
ders to hold his troops in readiness. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 85 

The same to the officer commanding the Rhode Island regiment. 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To [Col. Richard 

MAR. 18 Humpton, Philadelphia ?] Orders to recruit and 

hold command in readiness. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 87 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia To [John] Moylan 

MAR. 18 [Philadelphia]. Requests information of clothing 

supply. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Benja 
min Walker. B. XV, pt. 1, 93 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Timothy] 

MAR. 18 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Requests to know 

when Pickering can join the Army. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

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1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Joseph] 

MAR. 18 Vose [Boston]. Extending his leave to May 10. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Benjamin 
Walker. B. XV, pt. 1, 89 

1782 Bieniewsky, [Beniowszky] Comte de. Philadelphia. To 

MAR. 18 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Offers his 

services to America. Translation by Benjamin 
Walker on wrapper of the original letter. 2 pp. 
Answered Mar. 19. [18] 55, 51 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] Hfenry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 18 ton [Philadelphia]. Arrival of American [Ex 

change] Commissioners at Elizabethtown ; delay 
of Clinton s letter; [March] 28 set for a meeting; 
appointment of Maj. Gen. [William] Dalrymple 
and Andrew Elliot as Commissioners; limits of 
neutral ground during the negotiations. L. S. 
2 pp. 55, 49 

1782 Clinton, Sir Henry. To Knox and Morris. See: Knox 

MAR. 18 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Apr. 22. 

1782 Digby, Robert. Commission to Dalrymple and Elliot. 

MAR. 18 See: Knox and Morris to Washington, 1782, 

Mar. 31 -Apr. 19. 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Lt. Col. [John] 

MAR. 19 Gumming and officers of the 2d New Jersey regi 

ment [Jersey Camp, Pompton ? New Jersey]. Pro 
posed exchange [of rank] between Maj. [William] 
Barber and Capt. [Joseph J.] Anderson. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 101 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 19 [Jedidiah] Huntington [Norwich, Connecticut]. 

His report of troops; settlement of accounts of 
the Connecticut Line; mustering and forwarding 
of recruits. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 99 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 19 [Henry] Knox and Gouverneur Morris [Elizabeth- 

town, New Jersey]. [Henry] Laurens s liberty. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 97 

1782 Washington, George. Philadelphia. To Comte de Ro- 

19 chambeau [Williamsburg]. Signs of British evac 

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bility of meeting him at Mt. Vernon. L. S. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Tench Tilghman. In Sparks, 
8, 259. R 

1782 Moylan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

MAR- 19 [Philadelphia]. Exertions to overcome delay in 

furnishing winter [clothing] supplies to Northern 
and [Main] Army; quantity; prospects to the 
Eastward; deficiency of shirts and hats; con 
tracts for shoes; attention paid to the Southern 
Army; summer clothing. A.L. S. 4pp. 55,71 

1782 Olney, Jeremiah. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAR. 19 Washington, Philadelphia. Act of the [Rhode 

Island] Legislature to complete its battalion; 
bounty; slowness of the recruiting; forwarding 
of recruits; efforts to prevent enlistment of the 
unfit; Continental tax levied ; general recruiting 
matters. A. L. S. 2 pp. 55, 52 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 19 ington [Philadelphia]. Expectation of starting 

for camp in ten days. A. L. S. 1 p. 55, 54 

1782 Small-wood, W[illiam]. Annapolis [Maryland]. To 

MAR. 19 [George] Washington [Philadelphia]. Inability 

to forward men without clothing, blankets, etc.; 
fruitless application to State; requests Wash 
ington s interposition with Board of War; 
efforts of the Maryland Assembly; need of 
clothing for the recruits ; posts selected for ren 
dezvous of recruits; want of tents for establish 
ing a general rendezvous; complaints of soldiery 
for want of pay; small value of the depreciation 
certificates; dissatisfaction caused by payment 
of Northern troops last fall. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered Apr. 12. 55, 56 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Charles] 

MAR. 20 Armand[-Tuffin, Charlottesville, Virginia]. March 

of his legion to reenforce [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] 
Greene; command of the cavalry in the South; 
equipment of his legion. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Tench Tilghman. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 105 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 20 [Philadelphia]. Lack of information respecting 

challenge right in courts-martial in paper sent by 



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[Lt.] Col. [Richard] Varick; successful enter 
prise of Lt. [Robert?] Harris; British fortifying 
at New York. L. S. 2 pp. 55, 58 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Col. [Elias] 

MAR. 21 Dayton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Detachment of 

Jersey brigade to be at Somerset Court-house. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 109 

1782 Knox, Henry and Gouverneur Morris. Morris County 

MAR. 21 [New Jersey]. To Sir Henry Clinton [New York]. 

Delay of letters; meeting of Commissioners [for 
exchange of prisoners] on March 28. Contem 
porary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Knox and 
Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 22. 55, 66 

1782 New Hampshire, Legislature. Act for raising and com- 

MAR. 21 pleting this State s quota of the Continental 

Army. Broadside. 3pp. " Fruited at Exeter." 

Enclosed hi Dearborn to Washington, 1782, 

Apr. 8. 55, 247 

1782 [Washington, George.] Philadelphia. To Brig. Gen. 

MAR. 22 [William] Irvine [Carlisle, Pennsylvania]. In 

formation desired of distances and routes to 
Niagara. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XV, pt. 1, 111 

1782 Knox, Henry and Gouverneur Morris. Morris County 

MAR. 22 [New Jersey]. To [George] Washington, Bever- 

wyck [New Jersey]. Report of their mission; 
correspondence with [Sir Henry] Clinton. A. L. S : 
H. Knox, signed also by Morris. Answered Mar. 
24. 55, 67 

1782 Addison, J . New York. To Joshua Mercereau 

MAR. 23 [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Hope of future 

removal of obstacles to their meeting; British 
capture of prizes; secret expedition preparing; 
British plan of defensive warfare; fortifications 
building; apprehensions of the enemy; general 
gossip; their future meeting; requests intelli 
gence of American Army. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Enclosed hi Mercereau to Washington, 1782, 
Mar. 25. 55, 83 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

MAR. 23 ton [Burlington, New Jersey]. Robbery of the 

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Hessian officer sent as a flag with money for the 
Hessian prisoners; replacement of the sum by 
[Baron von] Knyphausen and return of the officer 
under sanction of the first passport. L. S. 2 pp. 

55, 73 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 23 ington, Newburgh [Burlington, New Jersey]. 

Requests arrangement of servants in the Quar 
termaster Department; suggestions. A. L. S. 
3 pp. Acknowledged Apr. 1. 55, 75 

1782 [Washington, George.] Trenton [New Jersey]. To [Maj.] 

MAR. 24 Gen. [Henry] Knox and Gouverneur Morris 

[Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Expectation of 

seeing them at Morristown. Draft. 1 p. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 113 

1782 Beniowszky, Maurice Auguste, Comte de. Philadelphia. 

MAR. 24 Plan for formation of a legionary corps; com 

position of same; number of troops; terms on 
which he will raise, equip, mount and bring such 
a corps to America. 

Authorizing Baron Steuben to propose above 
plan to Congress; requests to be informed of 
Washington s sentiments thereon. Contempo 
rary translation by Walker. 9 pp. 55, 302 

[1782] Beniowszky, Maurice Auguste, Comte de. [Philadelphia.] 

[MAR. 24] Table of formation of a legion with explanatory 

note. Contemporary copy by Benj amin Walker. 

Enclosed in preceding entry. 55, 300 

1782 Febiger, Christian. Richmond [Virginia]. To [George] 

MAR. 24 Washington, Philadelphia [Trenton, New Jer 

sey]. [Brig.] Gen. [Peter] Muhlenberg s appoint 
ment to superintend the recruiting in Virginia; 
Febiger s intentions; State s agreement to fur 
nish provisions to the recruiting rendezvous. 
L. S. 1 p. 55, 80 

1782 Clinton, Sir Henry. Commission to Dalrymple and El- 

MAR. 25 Hot. See: Knox and Morris to Washington, 

1782, Mar. 31-Apr. 19. 

1782 Mercerean, Joshua. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 25 [George] Washington [Trenton ?] Transmitting 

intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 55, 82 



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1782 Swift, Heman. Connecticut [Continental] Village [near 

MAR. 25 Peekskill, New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

Heath [Highlands]. Distress caused by being 
obliged to go to West Point for provisions; lack 
of bread; tainted beef issue; ruination of the 
troops. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Secretary at War to Washington, 1782, Apr. 3. 

55, 213 

1782 Hazen, Moses. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAR. 26 Washington [Near Morristown, New Jersey]. 

Discussion of plan of an expedition into Canada; 
attitude of people, clergy and Indians; British 
posts; routes into Canada; the Coos road; rapidity 
of movement; teams obtainable along the Con 
necticut River; small need of a naval force; 
question of provisions; time of the expedition; 
number of troops needed; transportation mat 
ters; dislike by soldiers of guard duty at Lan 
caster. A. L. S. 18 pp. 55, 87 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [the Secretary at War,] 

MAR. 26 Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Philadelphia]. 

Uneasiness of army over retention of kidney suet 
by Contractors [Comfort Sands & Co.]; action of 
Contractors in this and in the matter of salt issues; 
uneasiness caused by refusal of Contractors to 
arbitrate matters; Col. [Heman] Swift s complaint 
of meat and bread; measures taken; delay and 
inconveniences ; adoption of method of settlement 
and refusal of [Comfort] Sands to continue a 
party to it; embarrassed situation; [Brig.] Gen. 
[John] Paterson s complaint and necessity of im 
mediate action. L. S. 4 pp. Enclosed in Secre 
tary at War to Washington, 1782, Apr. 3. 

55, 209 

1782 Paterson, John. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

MAR. 26 Heath [Highlands]. [Comfort] Sands orders to 

his issuing commissary; injustice of same and 
refusal of officers to submit to it. A. L. S. 1 p. 
On the second folio of this letter is copy of Sands 
orders to wit: That no officer be issued a greater 
number of pounds of bread than the number of 
pounds of beef and pork he draws. Enclosed in 
Secretary at War to Washington, 1782, Apr. 3. 

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1782 Swift, Heman. Connecticut [Continental] Village. To 

MAR. 26 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Insuffi 

ciency of suggested remedy in case of issue of 
bad provisions by the Contractor [Comfort Sands 
& Co]; [Heath s] orders of Jan. 20 and 27 [direct 
ing mode of settlement of provision disputes] the 
sole rule. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed 
in Secretary at War to Washington, 1782, Apr. 3. 

55, 174 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [the Secretary at War,] 

MAR. 27 Maj. Gen. [Benjamin] Lincoln [Philadelphia]. 

Necessity of a short method of settling disputes 
over provisions issued; questions if Contractors 
[Comfort Sands & Co.] are to be considered under 
martial law; distress caused by issue of provi 
sions at West Point. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in 
Secretary at War to Washington, 1782, Apr. 3. 

55, 214 

1782 Skinner, Abraham. Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 27 [George] Washington [Near Morristown]. Re 

quests instructions respecting flags of truce ; out 
lines his ideas of regulating same. A. L. S. 3 
pp. 55, 97 

1782 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. [Elias] Day- 

MAR. 28 ton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Suppression of 

intercourse with enemy; regulation of flags; 
passports. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 119 

1782 [Washington, George.] Morristown [New Jersey]. To 

MAR. 28 [Maj. Gen. Henry Knox and Gouverneur Morris, 

Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Prevention of 
people coming out from the enemy s lines; regu 
lation of flags; goods sent out by enemy for their 
prisoners. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. In Ford, 9, 465. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 115 

1782 Washington, George. Morristown. Instructions to Col. 

MAR. 28 [Matthias] Ogden [Morristown]. Authorizing at 

tempt upon Prince William Henry and [Rear] 
Admiral [Robert] Digby. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. In Ford, 9, 466. B. XV, pt. 1, 121 

1782 [Washington, George.] Morristown. To Col. Timothy 

MAR. 28 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Compensation for dam- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2069 

age done the Morris County Court-house. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 123 

1782 Butler, Richard. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAH. 28 Washington [Morristown]. Court-martial sen 

tences of various soldiers; debauchery of the gar 
rison; inability to forward or drill them for want 
of clothing; non-arrival of recruits or accoutre 
ments; impatience to join his battalion; number 
of troops at Carlisle. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Apr. 17. 55, 100 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAR. 28 [Morristown]. Forwarding a guard according to 

orders. L. S. 1 p. 55, 99 

1782 Piatt, John. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. Memorandum of 

MAR. 28 number of men at Carlisle. A. D. S. 1 p. Coun 

tersigned: "R. Butler, Col. 5th P. Regt." En 
closed in Butler to Washington, 1782, Mar. 28. 

55, lOli 

1782 Knox, H[enry] and Gouverneur Morris. To [George] Wash- 

MAR. 29 ington [Pompton, New Jersey]. Measures taken 

to prevent landing of unauthorized persons from 
New York; preponderance of advantage to 
America from intercourse ; disadvantage of stop 
ping intercourse: pilot Morris; suggests winking 
at intercourse at present. L. S. 3 pp. Answered 
Mar. 30. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 
496. 55, 105 

The part respecting the pilot is in cipher with translation in Washington s 
writing. 

1782 Washington, George. Near Pompton. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. 30 [Henry] Knox, Elizabethtown. Warning him 

against a certain attendant at Elizabethtown. 

Auto, draft signed. 1 p. P. II, 475 

1782 [Washington, George.] Pompton [New Jersey]. To [Maj.] 

MAR. 30 Gen. [Henry] Knox and Gouverneur Morris 

[Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Character of indi 
viduals coming out from enemy s lines; dangers 
to be apprehended from this intercourse and ne 
cessity of guarding against same. Draft. 4 pp. 
In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

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1782 Huntington, J[edidiah]. Norwich [Connecticut]. To 

MAR. 30 [George] Washington [Pompton, New Jersey]. 

Mustering officers to be sent into Connecticut. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 9. 55, 108 

1782 Knox, Henry and Gouverneur Morris. Baskingridge [New 

MAR. 31- Jersey]. To [George Washington, Newburgh]. 

{ Report of proceedings of Commissioners to ne 

gotiate an exchange of prisoners. Minutes of pro 
ceedings. Papers submitted: 

Mar. 11. Washington. Commission to Knox 
and Morris. 

Mar. 18. Digby, Robert. Commission to Maj. 
Gen. William Dalrymple and Andrew Elliot. 

Mar. 25. Clinton, Sir Henry. Commission to 
Dalrymple and Elliot. 

Apr. 2. Knox and Morris. Tariff of exchange 
proposed. 

Apr. 2. Knox and Morris. Ration proposed. 

Apr. 3. Dalrymple and Elliot. Counter prop 
ositions. 

Apr. 3. Knox and Morris. Liquidation of 
prisoners accounts. 

Apr. 4. Knox and Morris. Classification of 
prisoners. 

Apr. 5. Dalrymple and Elliot. Liquidation of 
prisoners accounts. 

Apr. 5. Dalrymple and Elliot. Extent of ex 
change. 

Apr. 6. Knox and Morris. Exchange of 
citizens. 

Apr. 6. Dalrymple and Elliot. Extent of ex 
change; ransom. 

Apr. 7. Dalrymple and Elliot. Marine pris 
oners. 

Apr. 8. Dalrymple and Elliot. Reduction of 
propositions to writing. 

Apr. 8. Knox and Morris. Refusal of proposi 
tions; failure of negotiations; liquidation of ac 
counts. 

Apr. 13. Dalrymple and Elliot. Counter prop 
osition as to liquidation of accounts; rations; ex 
tent of exchange, etc. 

Apr. 16. Dalrymple and Elliot. Provisions 
for prisoners. 

Apr. 16. Knox and Morris. Maintenance of 
prisoners. 



COBBESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2071 

Apr. 16. Dalrymple and Elliot. Supplying 
provisions to prisoners. 

Apr. 17. Knox and Morris. Estimated cost of 
ration; payment of balances, etc. 

Apr. 19. Dalrymple and Elliot. Refusal of 
propositions; end of negotiations. Transcript. 

C. C. 169, 8, 320 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To Brig. [Maj.] Gen. 

MAR. [Henry] Knox and Gouverneur Morris [Morris 

County, New Jersey]. Delay of his letter to 
Washington; appointing [March] 28th for a meet 
ing of [Exchange] Commissioners. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Knox and Morris to 
Washington, 1782, Mar. 22. 55, 69 

[1782] [Davies, William] [Richmond, Virginia.] To [Col. Chris- 

[M-VR.] tian Febiger, Cumberland Court House, Virginia]. 

Approves forwarding of recruits without waiting 
for clothing; inability of Virginia to furnish them 
with food or supplies; suggests forwarding them 
from the different rendezvous; the draft; [Maj.] 
Gen. [Nathanael] Greene s need of troops; Maj. 
[John] Paulson s detachment to be drawn from 
the Eastern Shore; Virginia s unwillingness and 
inability to furnish further supplies to the Conti 
nent. Contemporary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Febiger to Washington, 1782, Mar. 14. 55, 22 

[1782] [Ogden, Matthias] [Morristown.] Plan for capturing the 

[MAR.] Prince [William Henry] and [Rear] Adml. 

[Robert Digby] etc. A. D. 3 pp. Endorsed by 

Washington : "Colo. Ogden s Plan for Surprising 

Characters in New York." 115, 113 

1782 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Newburgh [New York]. To Maj. 

APR. 1 Gen. [Alexander] McDougall [West Point]. Maj. 

Gen. [William] Heath; charges, etc. Auto. 

draft signed. 1 p. B. XV, pt. 1, 129 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Col. [Timothy] 

Ap R- 1 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Allowance of servants 

to officers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 131 

[1782] Washington, George. [Newburgh.] Memorandum [of 

[ APH - !] directions to David Brooks]: Clothing to be 

allowed Massachusetts troops ; temporary ration 

allowance [for Brooks]. A. D. 1 p. 55, 118 



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1782 Brooks, D[avid]. Newburgh. To [George] Washington 

APR. 1 [Newburgh]. Difficulty over the Massachusetts 

clothing; British clothing delivered to the New 
Hampshire, New York and New Jersey Lines; 
the objections raised to same; deficiency of coats 
in the Massachusetts Line; breeches and other 
clothing in State clothiers hands ; pay and ration 
grievance of the Clothiers Department. A. L. S. 
4 pp. Endorsed by Trumbull: "acted upon in 
full." 55, 116 

1782 De lancey, Ol[iver]. New York. State of the Army under 

APR. l the command of Sir Henry Clinton. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. W 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 1 [Newburgh]. Requests leave of absence for Col. 

[Rufus] Putnam. L. S. 2pp. 55,111 

1782 Irish, Nathaniel. Manchester, Chesterfield County [Vir- 

APR. l ginia]. Return of military stores. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Muhlenberg 

to Washington, 1782, Apr. 23. 56, 66 

Center portion only, showing return of Infantry and Cavalry Stores. 

1782 McDougall, Alexander. West Point. To [George] Wash- 

APR. l ington [Newburgh]. Request that Maj. Gen. 

[William] Heath be not granted leave of absence 
until he makes a more particular specification of 
his charges against McDougall; charges will be 
brought against Heath. L. S. 2 pp. 55, 109 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. Return of all public 

APR. 1 property belonging to the Quarter Master Gen 

eral s Department from Massachusetts to Penn 
sylvania and with the Main Army. Tabular 
statement. D. S. 38pp. W 

1782 Tnpper, Benjamin. Albany. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. l Heath [Highlands]. Capture of Joseph Bettiss 

[Bettys]; papers found upon him; his hints 

respecting Vermont. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 5. 55, 144 

[1782] [Walker, Benjamin.] [Newburgh.] Memorandum of 

[APR. l] clothing received by New Hampshire, New 

York, New Jersey, 10th Massachusetts regiment, 
Invalids and Connecticut troops. A. D. 1 p. 

55, 118J 

1782 W[ashingto]n, Gfeorge]. Newburgh. To Col. [Matthias] 

APR. 2 Ogden [Morristown, New Jersey]. Doubling of 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 2073 

Sir Henry Clinton s guard; importance of 
knowing strength and position of enemy s corps, 
ships, etc. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. Extract in 
Ford, 9, 467, note. B. XV, pt. 1, 133 

1782 Knox and Morris to Dalrymple and Elliot. See: Knox 

APR. 2 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31- 

Apr. 19. 

1782 La Meth : Chevalier Charles de. To [George Washington, 

APR. 2 Newburgh]. Inability to return to America; 

sends his brother [Alexander Theodore Victor] to 

take his place. A. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

Translation by Tilghman, 55, 114. gg j jq 

1782 Lincoln, B[enjamin]. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 2 ington [New Windsor]. Sentiments on the 

probable operations of the campaign of 1782. 

A. L. S. 20 pp. F. Ill, 103 

1782 Dalrymple and Elliot to Knox and Morris. See: Knox 

APR. 3 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31- 

Apr. 19. 

1782 Knox and Morris to Dalrymple and Elliot. See: Knox 

APR. 3 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31-Apr. 

19. 

1782 [Secretary at War.] [Philadelphia]. To [Gen. George 

APR. 3 Washington, Newburgh]. [Comfort] Sands 

willingness to submit contract difficulty to inves 
tigation. Extract. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. Enclosed in Hum 
phreys and Trumbull to Sands, 1782, May 10. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 271 

1782 Mason, Joseph. Providence, Rhode Island. Deposition 

APR. 3 of enlistment of a negro slave servant. D. S. 

1 p. Sworn to before James Arnold, Justice of 
the Peace. Enclosed in Varnum to Washing 
ton, 1782, June 28. 57, 221 
1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 
APR- 4 Ham Alexander, Lord Stirling, Fishkill, New 
York]. Challenges and difficulties in the court- 
martial of Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; 
suggests Stirling s resignation from court as a 
means of removing embarrassment. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 135 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [the Officer Com- 

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Flags to be granted certain civilians. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 139 

1782 Costigin, Lewis [J.] Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 4. [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Memorial: 

His services as secret agent in New York; sub 
mits expense account and prays reembursement. 
A. D. 2 pp. W 

[1782] Costigin, Lewis [J]. [Elizabethtown.] Account against 

[APR. 4] the United States for expenses while acting as 

secret agent in New York. A. D. 1 p. Attached 
to preceding entry. 

1782 Knox and Morris to Dalrymple and Elliot. See: Knox 

APR. 4 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31-Apr. 

19. 

1782 Ogden, M[atthias]. E[lizabeth]town [New Jersey]. Cer- 

APR. 4 tificate of receipt of secret information from 

Lewis [J] Costigin in New York under signature 

of Z. A. D. S. 1 p. Attached to Costigin to 

Washington, 1782, Apr. 4. 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [Quarter- 

APR. 4 master] Gen. Beville [Williamsburg, Virginia]. 

Delay in receiving returns of forage consumed 
by allied Armies in Westchester county [in July- 
August, 1781] impatience of claimants. Contem 
porary extract. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1782, May 23. 56, 323 

1782 Dalrymple and Elliot to Knox and Morris. See: Knox 

APR. 5 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31- 

Apr. 19. 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

APR. 5 Newburgh. Forwarding intelligence; arrival of 

recruits from, Massachusetts. L. S. 1 p. En 
dorsed by Walker: "Batlass [Joseph Bettys] the 
Spy taken" 55, 142 

1782 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Newburgh. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 5 ington [Newburgh]. Opinion on definiteness of 

Maj. Gen. [William] Heath s charges against 

Maj. Gen. [Alexander] McDougall; McDougalPs 

counter charges. A. L. S. 5 pp. 55, 138 

1782 Canadian regiment, Second, Officers. Lancaster [Penn- 

APR. 6 sylvania]. To Brig. Gen. [Moses] Hazen [Lan 

caster]. Maj. James R[andolph] Reid s conduct; 



CORKESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 2075 

requests his arrest. Contemporary copy, 1 p., of 
an original signed by Capt. M. White and twelve 
others. Enclosed in Hazen to Washington, 1 783, 
Jan. 13. 61, 50 

1782 Dalrymple and Elliot to Knox and Morris. See: Knox 

APR. 6 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31-Apr. 

19. 

1782 Frost, William. West Point. Return of number of bar- 

APR. 6 rels of provision in Forts Clinton, Putnam and 

the various Highland redoubts. Tabular state 
ment. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1782, Apr. 6. 55, 231 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 6 [West Point.] Orders to turn over all provisions 

in magazines to [Comfort] Sands [& Co] ; requests 
directions as to spoiled provisions; directions 
given Sands for reserve provision supply at 
certain Highland posts. L. S. 3 pp. En 
dorsed by Trumbull: "Genl. Heath to transact" 

55, 229 

1782 Knox and Morris to Dalrymple and Elliot. See: Knox 

APR. 6 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31-Apr. 19. 

1782 McDonald, Richard. West Point. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 6 ton [West Point]. Petition: His capture, en 

listment with enemy and escape; imprisonment 
and treatment by Capt. [Jacob] Wright; prays 
investigation and release. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed by Benjamin Walker: " wrote Col. Cort- 
landt respecting it Apl. 12" W 

1782 Morris, Robert. [Philadelphia.] Articles of Agreement 

APR. 6 [Contract] with Tench Frances, Comfort Sands & 

Co., Thomas Lowry, Oliver Phelps, Timothy Ed 
wards and Walter Livingston to supply the mov 
ing Army with provisions. Contemporary copy 
with marginal note by Washington. 6 pp. En 
closed in Washington to Benson, Smith and Ho- 
bart, 1782, July 9. 55, 152 

Above agreement was enclosed originally In Morris to Washington, 
1782, Apr. 15, which is in 55, 297. 

1782 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Danbury [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 6 [George Washington, New Windsor]. William 

Heron s ability as a secret agent; his character; 

intelligence furnished in the past. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

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1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

APR. 6 [George] Washington [West Point]. Correspond 

ence with [Maj.] Gen. [Nathanael] Greene; impa 
tience for news from France; proposed meeting 
with Washington at Philadelphia ; rumored evac 
uation of Charleston [South Carolina]; probable 
occupancy of Rhode Island by the British. L. S. 
1 p. 55, 148 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

APR. 6 [Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, Near Dorchester, 

South Carolina]. Difference of opinion respecting 
a general plan of operations ; reasons for not send 
ing the French into South Carolina; correspond 
ence submitted to Washington ; rumored British 
intention of evacuating Charleston [South Caro 
lina], Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in 
Rochambeau to Washington, 1782, Apr. 6. 

55, 145 

Body of letter in cipher. Translation by Trumbull, 55, 147. 

1782 Tiebont, Henry Smith s Clove, [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 6 Washington [Newburgh]. Transmits Sheriff 

[Abraham Manning] s letter respecting Henry 

Lawback. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1782 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles:] M[arquis] de La Rouerie Char- 

APR. 7 lottesville [Virginia]. To [George] Washington 

[Newburgh]. Claim to promotion; lack of provi 
sions and forage compel moving of the Legion s 
quarters. A. L. S. 3 pp. 55, 241 

1782 Cogswell, James. Stamford [Connecticut], To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 7 [William] Heath, Highlands. Reported evacua 

tion of Charleston [South Carolina]; capture of 
Lt. [Joseph] Hull and party; tranquility of town 
since Maj. [Hugh] Maxwell s detachment arrived. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 
1782, Apr. 10. 55, 251 

1782 Dalrymple and Elliot to Knox and Morris. See: Knox 

APR. 7 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31-Apr. 19. 

1782 Greene, Nathanael. Near Dorchester, South Carolina. To 

APR. 7 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Difficulties in 

arranging the Southern Lines; [Brig.] Gen. 
[Jethro] Sumner s inability to settle the matter; 
state of the Georgia and South Carolina Lines. 
L. S. 2 pp. Acknowledged May 22. 55, 232 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2077 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 7 [Newburgh]. Forwarding newspapers; reported 

press in New York and expected embarkation. 

L. S. 1 p. 55, 234 

1782 Humphrys, D[avid]. [Newburgh.] To [George Washing- 

APR. 7 ton, Newburgh]. Thoughts on the operations of 

the [coming] campaign, 1782. A. D. S. 11 pp. 

Endorsed by Washington: " delivered 

the month of June." 55, 223 

1782 Dalrymple and Elliott to Knox and Morris. See: Knox 

APR. 8 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31-Apr. 19. 

1782 Dearborn, Henry. Exeter [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

APR. 8 Washington [Newburgh]. Transmitting Act of 

New Hampshire legislature to fill the Continental 
Army quota; prospects; appointment of muster 
ing officers ; spirit of the State ; effect of Washing 
ton s letters. A. L. S. 3 pp. 55, 245 

1782 Knox and Morris to Dalrymple and Elliot. See: Knox 

APR. 8 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31-Apr. 19. 

1782 Tupper, Benjamin. Albany. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. 8 Heath, Highlands. Removal of brass ordnance; 

examination of [Joseph] Bettys; Indian depreda 
tion on the Mohawk; divided situation of the 2d 
[Massachusetts] regiment. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 12. 

55, 268 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Brig. Gen. [Jedi- 

APR. 9 diah] Huntington [Norwich, Connecticut]. Mus 

tering officers for Connecticut; expense of con 
ducting recruits to camp. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 141 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [Lt.] Col. Jeremiah 

APR. 9 Olney [Providence, Rhode Island]. Forwarding 

of recruits. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 143 

1782 Maxwell, Hugh. Stamford [Connecticut]. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 9 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Advisability of 

remaining at Stamford; defeat of Lt. [Joseph] 

Hull and party. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 10. 55, 252 

1782 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

ApR - 9 Heath [Highlands]. Advance of British boats up 

the river. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 

Washington, 1782, Apr. 10. 55, 253 



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1782 Schreiber, Jacques. Philadelphia. To [George Washing- 

APR. 9 ton, Newburgh]. Requests Washington s influ 

ence to obtain his exchange and money to enable 
him to return to Europe. A. L. S. 3 pp. An 
swered May 1. 56, 139 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To Brig. Gen. [Moses] 

APR. 10 Hazen [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Queries re 

specting routes, roads, etc. to Canada and general 
questions relative to an attempt thereon ; Hazen s 
observations. Auto, draft signed. 4 pp. 

P. II, 479 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Brig. [Maj.] Gen. 

APR. 10 [Henry] Knox [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. 

Enclosing extract of letter from Gov. [Benjamin] 
Harrison; directs obtaining cannon as soon as 
possible. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Ben 
jamin Walker. 55, 79 

Harrison s letter from which the extract was taken is in 55, 77. 

[1782] [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Ezra Lunt [Bos- 

[APR. 10] ton ?] Orders to issue clothing to the Massachu 

setts Line. Draft. 1 p. B. XV, pt. 1, 147 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 10 [Newburgh]. Refugee raid at Haverstraw; meas 

ures taken to contest any advance of enemy; 
continuance of Maj. [Hugh] Maxwell s command 
at Stamford [Connecticut]. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed by Trumbull: "ansd llth Maj. Max 
well to remain till 25th." 55, 249 

1782 Humphreys, D[avid]. Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. 10 Heath [Highlands]. Orders for Maj. [Hugh] 

Maxwell s detachment. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 145 

1782 [Hnntington, Jedidiah]. Farmington [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 10 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Prospect of 

towns filling up their deficiency of troops ; lethar 
gic spirit of patriotism; disagreement between 
Army returns and town records; authorization of 
Council of Safety to look up Connecticut desert 
ers. A. L. 2 pp. 55, 270 

1782 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. 10 Heath [Highlands]. Return of British boats 

down the river; capture of a few men; need of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2079 

cartridges and candles; lack of nails. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, 
Apr. 12. 55, 272 

1782 Clinton, James. Little Britain [New York]. To [George] 

APR. ll Washington [Newburgh]. Superseded by pro 

motion of a junior officer; requests leave to 
resign. A. L. S. 1 p. 55, 258 

1782 Knox, H[enry]. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. ll Washington [Newburgh]. Fruitlessness of [ex 

change] negotiation; arrival of British fleet of 
victuallers and merchant-ships from Charleston 
[South Carolina]; expectation of news from Ja 
maica [West Indies] ; time of [Knox and Gouver- 
neur Morris] leaving Elizabethtown. A. L. S. 2 
pp. 55, 255 

1782 Ogden, M[atthias], Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 11 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Acknowl 

edging instructions; arrival of a British fleet 
from Charleston [South Carolina]; expectation 
of intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. 55, 257 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To Baron Steuben 

APR. 12 [Newburgh]. Count Benyowsky s [Beniowszky] 

proposition for a Legionary Corps of Germans; 

opinion of each article of the scheme. Auto. 

draft signed. 9 pp. B. XV, pt. 1, 149 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To the Officer com- 

APR. 12 manding Sappers & Miners, Burlington [New 

Jersey]. Ordering his corps to West Point. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 

bull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 157 

1782 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

APR. 12 Washington [Newburgh]. Capt. [Thomas] John 

son s correspondence with the British; Ver 
mont s treachery; State an asylum for deserters; 
Johnson s critical position. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

55, 261 

1782 Greene, Nathanael. Near Dorchester [South Carolina]. 

APR. 12 To [the President of Congress, Philadelphia]. 

Confusion in Army from employing troops by 
detachment; inconvenience and discontented 
spirit resulting therefrom ; remedy of concentrat 
ing the lines; plan proposed. Contemporary 
copy. 6 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 
1782, Apr. 13. 55, 278 



2080 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George Washington, 

APR. 12 Newburgh]. Intelligence from Capt. [John] 

Pray; survey of damaged provisions; letter of 
Col. [Benjamin] Tupper; want of teams to trans 
port provisions. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 13. 

55, 266 

1782 Marshall, Samuel B. West Point. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 12 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Requests inspection 

of damaged public provisions. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 12. 

55, 273 

1782 Varick, Richard. Poughkeepsie [New York]. To [George] 

APR. 12 Washington [Newburgh]. Progress of the work 

of recording the letters; papers will be for 
warded. A. L. S. 1 p. 55, 265 
1782 Villefranche, Chevalier de. West Point. Return of en- 
APR. 12 gineer [officers] at West Point. Tabular state 
ment with names. A. D. S. 1 p. 55, 295 
1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 
APR. 13 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Requesting opinion of 
officers on a proposed commutation [of rations]. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 
bull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 159 
1782 Dalrymple and Elliott to Knox and Morris. See: Knox 
APR. 13 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31- 

Apr. 19. 

1782 Greene, Nathanael. Near Dorchester [South Carolina]. 

APR. 13 To [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Letters 

intercepted by the enemy; necessity of his call 
for reenforcements from Comte Rochambeau; 
inferiority of Greene s force; want of clothing, 
pay and subsistence; spirit of mutiny among the 
troops; expiration of service of the North Caro 
lina troops; letter to Congress on new organi 
zation of the Army ; need of money for recruit 
ing; severity of war felt by the South. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered May 22. 55, 276 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 13 [Newburgh]. Requests leave to go to the east 

ward. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 16. 55, 274 
1782 Humphreys, D[avid]. [Newburgh.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 13 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Teamsters for Maj. 

[John] Campbell. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 161 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2081 

1782 Sigougne [Louis] de. Philadelphia. To George Washing- 

APR. 13 ton, West Point [Newburgh]. Denial of his pro 

motion ; lays his case before Washington. L. S. 
3 pp. Answered Apr. 27. 57, 48 

1782 Tupper, Benjamin. Albany. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. 13 Heath [Highlands]. Disorder in 1st New Hamp 

shire regiment at Saratoga on account of re 
moval of kidney fat from beef issues by Con 
tractors; war party of Indians and Refugees on 
the Mohawk. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1782, Apr. 19. 55, 350 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh To Philip [John] 

APR. 14 Schuyler [Poughkeepsie, New York]. Trans 

mitting papers respecting supply contracts for 
Northern posts and requests his determination 
thereon. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jon 
athan Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 165 
1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 
APR. 14 [Newburgh]. Meeting of brigade and regimental 
officers called; indefiniteness respecting fish issue; 
transmits arrangement of Captains of the Massa 
chusetts Line. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 16. 

55, 283 

1782 Humphreys, D[avid]. Newburgh. To Maj. [Hugh] Max- 

APR. 14 well [Stamford, Connecticut]. Orders his de 

tachment to return to Army on May 1st. Auto, 
draft signed. 1 p. B. XV, pt. 1, 163 

[1782] Huntington, J[edidiah]. Wethersfield [Connecticut]. To 

APR. 14 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Mustering 

officers for [Connecticut] recruits. A. L. S. on 
same folio with Huntington to Washington, 
1782, Apr. 10. 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To a council of Gen- 

APR. 15 eral officers. Strength and position of British 

forces; queries as to undertaking siege of New 

York; strength of American army. A. D. S. 

6 pp. In Ford, 9, 467. F. Ill, 123 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

A?R. 15 liam] Small wood [Annapolis, Maryland]. Cloth 

ing and equipment for [Maryland] Line; officer 
to forward recruits; pay of troops. Draft. 2 
pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 157 
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1782 Badlam, Ezra. Boston. To Maj. Gen. [William] Heath 

APR. 15 [Highlands]. Recruiting service in Massachu 

setts; efforts to guard against future desertions; 

need of Ensign [F ] Robinson s assistance, 

A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Wash 
ington, 1782, Apr. 26. 56, 91 

1782 Greene, Nathanael. Near Dorchester [South Carolina]. To 

APR. 15 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Safe arrival 

of Mrs. Greene; thanks for Washington s kind 
ness to her ; the critical and disagreeable military 
situation; temper of the troops; negro regiment 
raised by the British; ravaged condition of the 
country; small prospects of aid. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
Answered May 22. 55, 308 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 15 [Newburgh]. Reports of an embargo and other 

intelligence from New York; expectation of fur- 

ther intelligence. L. S. 1 p. Acknowledged 

Apr. 16. 55, 205 

1782 Hughes, Hugh. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 15 ington [Newburgh]. Work on boats; Washing 

ton s quarters; green cloth for Washington. 
L. S. 2 pp. 55, 286 

1782 Villefranche, Chevalier de. West Point. Report of neces- 

APR. 15 sary work to be done to complete the redoubts and 

batteries [at West Point] ; estimate of materials 
and working force needed. A. D. S. 9 pp. En 
dorsed by Benjamin Walker: " Report of repairs 
to be done at West Point" and by David 
Humphreys: " General Order issued in Conse 
quence April 18, 1782" 55, 289 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 16 Ham] Heath [Highlands]. The fish ration; Maj. 

Gen. [Alexander] McDougall s caveat against 
Heath s leave; arrangement of Captains of the 
Massachusetts Line. Draft. 1 p. In hand writ 
ing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 169 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 16 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Inquiry into conduct 

of [Comfort] Sands, Contractor for West Point; 
exhibition of the charges; importance of settling 
the dispute. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 171 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2083 

1782 Board of Associated loyalists. New York. To Lt. Gen. 

APR. 16 [James] Kobertson [New York]. Reported re 

marks of Maj. Gen. [William] Dalrymple to [Maj.] 
Gen. [Henry] Knox and Gouverneur Morris re 
specting the Refugees; demand a public recanta 
tion or denial. Contemporary copy by Samuel 
Shaw of an original signed by William Franklin, 
President. 3 pp. W 

1782 Continental Army, Field Officers. [Highlands.] Opinion 

APR. 16 of a meeting respecting substitution of fish for a 

part of the Army [beef] ration. D. S: J. Greaton 

and thirteen others. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 

Washington, 1782, Apr. 16. 55, 318 

1782 Dalrymple and Elliot to Knox and Morris. See: Knox 

APR. 16 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31- 

Apr. 19. 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 16 [Newburgh]. State of the recruiting service in 

Massachusetts; Heath s non-interference; Capt. 

[Seth] Banister s work. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 

Apr. 18. 55, 310 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 16 [Newburgh]. Opinion of meeting of field officers 

[on proposed substitution of fish in the beef 
ration]; forwards a deserter. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed by Trumbull: "No Commutation of Beef 
for fish." 55, 316 

1782 Knox, Henry and Gouverneur Morris. [Elizabethtown, 

APR. 16 New Jersey]. To [George] Washington [New 

burgh]. Hanging of Capt. [Joshua] Huddy; dis 
claimers [of British Exchange Commissioners]; 
status of Board of Refugees [Board of Associated 
Loyalists] ; finish of exchange negotiations. L. S. 
2 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 500. 

55, 314 

1782 Knox and Morris to Dalrymple and Elliot. See: Knox 

APR. 16 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31- 

Apr. 19. 

1782 Maxwell, Hugh. Stamford [Connecticut]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

16 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Suggests employ 

ment of a certain man as a spy. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 19. 

55, 351 



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1782 Rochambean, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

APR. 16 Chevalier de La Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Lack of 

advices from France; reported embarkation of 
British at Charleston [South Carolina]; advises 
leveling of the Rhode Island fortifications; belief 
of British attempting the reoccupation of Rhode 
Island. Contemporary copy. 3 pp. (In French.) 
Enclosed in La Luzerne to Washington, 1782, 
Apr. 20. 56, 7 

Translation by Walker, 56, 11. 

1782 Trumbull, Jonathan [jr.] Newburgh. To Col. Elias Day- 

APR. 16 ton [Chatham, New Jersey]. Transmitting let 

ters. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 175 

1782 Villefranche, Chevalier de. [West Point.] Return of the 

APR. 16 drafted artificers under his direction. Tabular 

statement. A. D. S. 1 p. 55, 294 

1782 Villefranche, Chevalier de. West Point. Report of the 

APR. 16 most necessary repairs to be made [at West 

Point] ; materials and men needed. A. D. S. 1 p. 

55, 296 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 17 liana] Heath [Highlands]. Transmitting queries 

respecting provision contracts, magazines, etc.; 
opinion of general officers desired. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr and 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 177 

1782 Hall, David. Lewes [Delaware]. To [George Washington, 

APR. 17 Newburgh]. Charges brought against him; 

requests court-martial at Philadelphia. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Answered May 1. 55, 323 

1782 Heath, Wfilliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

APR. 17 Newburgh. Storage of powder at West Point, 

Newburgh and Fishkill. L. S. 1 p. Answered 
Apr. 18. 55, 319 

1782 [Heath, William.] Particular specification of charges 

APR. 17-19 against Maj. Gen. Alexander McDougall. Con 

temporary extract, by Benjamin Walker, from 
proceedings of the court-martial. 9 pp. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Jan. 18. 

54, 74 

1782 Knox and Morris to Dalrymple and Elliot. See: Knox 

APR. 17 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31- 

Apr. 19. 



CORRESPONDENCE OP GEORGE WASHINGTON 2085 

1782 Moylan, John. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 

APR. 17 [Newburgh]. Regret at inability to relieve cloth 

ing distress; hat deficiency; contract for shoes 
and prospects of a supply; summer clothing; 
materials for making up clothing. A. L. S. 4 pp. 

55, 321 

1782 "Whig" [New York.] To [Maj. Robert Oliver, On the 

APR. 17 Lines]. Arnold s corps gone into the city; 

embargo laid; 17th Dragoons ordered out to the 
lines; Long Island Refugees embarked; hot 
press in New York. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 19. 55, 352 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Col. [Richard] 

APR. 18 Butler [Carlisle, Pennsylvania]. Approving court- 

martial sentences; [John] Harling s case; re 
cruits and holding troops in readiness. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 183 

1782 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 18 [William] Heath [Highlands], Recruiting service 

in Massachusetts; mustering and forwarding of 

recruits. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 179 

1782 Badlam, E[zra]. Boston. To [George] Washington [New- 

APR. 18 burgh]. Mode adopted for raising the Massa 

chusetts quota of Continental troops; appoint 
ment to muster and send forward recruits. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 55, 329 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George Washington, 

APR. 18 Newburgh]. His application for leave; specific 

nature of charges against Maj. Gen. [Alexander] 
McDougall; state of Heath s private affairs and 
his health; arrangement of Captains of the 
Massachusetts Line. L. S. 3 pp. 55, 334 

1782 Knox, H[enry] and Gouveneur Morris. [Elizabethtown, 

APR. 18 New Jersey]. To Maj. Gen. [William] Dalrymple 

[Elizabethtown]. Statement regarding Dal 
rymple s alleged remarks concerning the Refu 
gees; denial of the report. Contemporary copy 
by Samuel Shaw. 1 p. W 

1782 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

ApR - 18 Washington [Newburgh]. Comte de Beniow- 



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szky s plan of a legionary corps; introduces him 
to Washington. L. S. 2 pp. (In French.) 

55, 338 

Translation by Walker, 55, 340. 

1782 La Inzer-lie, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

APR. 18 Washington [Philadelphia]. Continuance of the 

war; decision not yet made as to plan of cam 
paign; intention of France and Spain to assist 
the United States vigorously; doubt of ability of 
the United States to strongly cooperate; impor 
tance of knowing the true strength of the Army 
and the strength of the enemy; reports of 
French officers, returned to France, of Washing 
ton. L. S. 5pp. (In French) 55,341 

Translation by Walker, 55, 345. In Sparks, Letters to Washington, 
3, 498, under date of Apr. 13. 

1782 Oliver, K[obert]. Ward s House [on the Lines]. To Maj. 

APR. 18 Gen. [William] Heath, Robinson s House. Trans 

mitting intelligence. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 19. 55, 353 

1782 Olney, Jeremiah. Providence [Rhode Island]. To 

APR. 18 [George] Washington, New Windsor. [New- 

burgh]. Impetus given recruiting; troops for 
warded; quality of the men; delay of State 
[Rhode Island] in paying in the Continental tax; 
difficulty in procuring blankets for recruits; 
Olney s return to the Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

55, 327 

1782 Eendon, Francisco. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 18 ton [Newburgh]. Congratulations on safe arrival 

in camp; reported attempt of Refugees to cap 
ture him; lack of intelligence from Havana. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 55, 336 

[1782] [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To the General and 

[APR. 19] Field Officers of the Army. Queries respecting 

retaliation in case of Capt. Joshua Huddy. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 

bull, jr. In Ford, 9, 472. B. XV, pt. 1, 187 

A copy by Varick is in F. Ill, 45. 

1782 Brooks, J[ohn]. [Near New Windsor.] Answers to ques- 

APR. 19 tions [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 

2 pp. Questions in handwriting of Jonathan 
Trumbull, jr., answers in that of Brooks. 

F. Ill, 77 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2087 

[1782] Butler, Zebulon. [Near New Windsor.] Answers to ques- 

[APR. 19] tions [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. A. D. S. 

1 p. F. 111,89 

1782 Crane, John. [New Windsor?] Answers to questions [on 

APR. 19 case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 2pp. Ques 

tions in handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr., 
answers in that of Crane. F. Ill, 101 

1782 Dalrymple and Elliot to Knox and Morris. See: Knox 

APR. 19 and Morris to Washington, 1782, Mar. 31- 

Apr. 19. 

1782 Fernald, Tobias. Robinson s Farm. Answers to ques- 

APR. 19 tions [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. A. D. S. 

1 p. F. Ill, 83 

1782 Greaton, J[ohn]. [Robinson s ?] Answers to questions [on 

APR. 19 case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. A. D. S. 1 p. 

F. Ill, 61 

1782 Grosvenor, Thomas. [Near New Windsor]. Answers to 

APR. 19 questions on case of Capt. [Joshua] Huddy. 

A. D. S. 1 p. F. Ill, 91 

[1782] Gray, Ebenezer. [Highlands.] Answers to questions [on 

[APR. 19] case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 1 p. Ques 

tions in handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr., 
answers in that of Gray. F. Ill, 97 

[1782] Heath, W[illiam]. [New Windsor.] Answers to questions 

[APR. 19] [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

F. Ill, 47 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 19 [Newburgh]. Note from Maj. [Hugh] Maxwell 

respecting employment of a spy; purchase of 
clothing furnished by Massachusetts ; commence 
ment of practice to the Northward of removal of 
kidney suet from the beef [by the Contractors], 
L. S. 2 pp. 55, 348 

1782 Heath, Wplliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 19 [Newburgh]. Washington s queries [respecting 

provision contracts, magazines, etc.] transmitted 

to Maj. Gen. [Robert] Howe and Brig. Gen. [John] 

Paterson. L. S. 1 p. 55, 354 

1782 Howe, Robert. [New Windsor.] Answers to questions [on 

19 case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 2 pp. In 

handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

F. 111,51 



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1782 Hull, William. [Robinson s?] Answers to questions [on 

APR. 19 case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. A. D. S. 3 pp. 

F. Ill, 67 

1782 Jackson, Henry. [Near New Windsor.] Answers to ques- 

APR. 19 tions [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 

2 pp. Questions in handwriting of Jonathan 
Trumbull, jr., answers in that of Jackson. 

F. Ill, 81 

1782 Jackson, M[ichael]. [Robinson s?] Answers to questions 

APR. 19 [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 2 pp. 

Questions in handwriting of David Humphreys, 
answers in that of Jackson. F. Ill, 59 

1782 Keith, James. [Near New Windsor.] Answers to questions 

APR. 19 [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 1 p. 

Questions in handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, 
jr., answers in that of Keith. F. Ill, 79 

1782 Maxwell, Hugh. Stamford [Connecticut]. To [Maj.] 

APR. 19 Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Destruction 

of parole papers by guides; requests orders 
against the practice; reported preparations at 
New York. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath 
to Washington, 1782, Apr. 21. 55, 355 

1782 Newhall, Ezra. [Robinson s?] Answers to questions [on 

APR. 19 . case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 1 p. An 

swers in handwriting of Newhall. F. Ill, 73 
1782 Phelps, Oliver & Co. Sheffield [Massachusetts]. To 

APR. 19 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Appointment 

of William Bacon as their agent for meat to 
reside with the Army; place of deposit for salt 
provisions to be purchased [in western Massa 
chusetts]. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 21. 

55, 347 

1782 Rice, N[athan]. Robinson s [Highlands]. Answers to 

APR. 19 questions [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. 

A. D. S. 1 p. F. Ill, 71 

1782 Shepard, William. Robinson s House [Highlands]. An- 

APR. 19 swers to questions [on case of Capt. Joshua 

Huddy]. A. L. S. 1 p. F. Ill, 57 

1782 Sherman, Isaac. [Highlands] Answers to questions [on 

APR. 19 case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. A. D. S. 1 p. 

F. Ill, 99 

1782 Smith, Calvin. [Near New Windsor]. Answers to ques- 

APR. 19 tions [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2089 

2 pp. Answers in handwriting of Smith, ques 
tions in that of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

F. Ill, 75 

[1782] Sprout, Ebenezer. [Robinson s?] Answers to questions 

[APR. 19] [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 1 p. 

Answers in handwriting of Sprout. F. Ill, 65 

[1782] Steuben, [Baron von]. [New Windsor.] Answers to ques- 

[APR. 19] tions [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 

3 pp. In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

F. Ill, 53 

1782 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. [Fishkill.] To 

APR. 19 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Opinion in 

answer to queries in council of General Officers of 

April 15. A. D. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Stirling 

to Washington, 1782, Apr. 20. F. Ill, 153 

[1782] Swift, Heman. [Near New Windsor.] Answers to ques- 

[APR. 19] tions [on case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 

1 p. Answers in handwriting of Swift. 

F. Ill, 85 

1782 Vose, Elijah. [Robinson s?] Answers to questions [on 

APR. 19 case of Capt. Joshua Huddy]. D. S. 1 p. 

Questions in handwriting of David Humphreys, 
answers in that of Vose. F. Ill, 63 

1782 Webb, Samuel Bflatchley]. [Near New Windsor.] An- 

APR. 19 swers to questions [on case of Capt. Joshua 

Huddy]. D. S. 2 pp. Questions in hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr., answers in 
that of Webb. F. Ill, 87 

1782 Woodbridge, T[heodore]. Highlands. Answers to ques- 

APR. 19 tions on case of Capt. [Joshua] Huddy. A. D. S. 

1 p. F. Ill, 93 

1782 Wyllys, John P. [Highlands?] Answers to questions on 

APR. 19 case of Capt. [Joshua] Huddy. A. D. S. 1 p. 

F. Ill, 95 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj . Gen. [Henry] 

APR. 20 Knox and Gouveneur Morris [Elizabethtown, 

New Jersey]. Demand on Sir Henry Clinton for 
murderers of Capt. [Joshua] Huddy; retaliation 
decided upon. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. In Sparks, 8, 264. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 191 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To A[braham] Skin- 

APR. 20 ner [Elizabethtown ? New Jersey]. Conduct of 



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Col. Asher Holmes in granting passports, paroles, 
exchanges, etc.; desires list of British officer 
prisoners. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 193 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. [New York.] To Gov. [William] 

APR. 20 Franklin [New York]. Murder of Capt. [Joshua] 

Huddy; requests an immediate investigation 
and report from the Board of Associated Loy 
alists. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Carleton to Washington, 1782, Aug. 13. 55, 358 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 20 [Newburgh]. Report of committee [of officers] 

on spoiled provisions. L. S. 1 p. Answered 

Apr. 22. 55, 364 

1782 Irvine, William. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 20 Washington [Newburgh]. Massacre of Moravian 

and friendly Delaware Indians by inhabitants; 
mutinous disposition of troops; troublesome- 
ness of the refugee Indians inside the fort; fail 
ure of scouting expedition under Capt. [Uriah] 
Springer; execution of the Indian guide; lack 
of civil authority caused by unsettled state of 
the Virginia-Pennsylvania boundary question; 
scheme by a Mr. Johnson of forming a new State 
on the Muskingum; scanty provision supply. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. Endorsed by Trumbull: "Ansd. 
22d. May & Extract respectg. Indians trans 
mitted to Secty. at War." In Sparks, Letters 
to Washington, 3, 501. 56, 2 

[1782] Irvine, William. [Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania.] Arrange- 

[APR. 20] ment and disposition of troops in the Western 

District; garrisons and patrols of militia; 
excuses made by the County Lieutenants of 
Virginia. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed in preceding 
entry. 56, 6 

1782 Keith, James, James Morris and Samuel Henley. South 

APR. 20 Redoubt [West Point], Report of inspection of 

damaged provisions. Tabular statement. A. D. 
S. of Keith, signed also by Morris and Henley. 
1 p. Enclosed hi Heath to Washington, 1782, 
Apr. 20. 55, 365 

1782 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. To [George] Washington [New- 

APR. 20 burgh]. Necessity of Chevalier de Quensy re 

pairing to the Chesapeake; details in despatches 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2091 

[from France] respecting the finances of America; 
secrecy. L. S. 2 pp. (In French) Answered 
Apr. 28. 56, 9 

Translation by Walker, 56, 11. 

1782 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 20 ton [Newburgh]. Delay in fulfilling his requests 

[respecting Northern provision contracts]; 
[Joseph] Bettys information; preparations for 
an advance from Canada by way of Vermont; 
British force in Canada ; Gov. [Thomas] Chitten- 
den s correspondence with the British; invites 
Washington to visit him. A. L. S. 5 pp. 

55, 362 

1782 Stirling, [William Alexander, Lord]. Fishkill. To 

APR. 20 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Transmitting 

answer to queries of April 15 [on undertaking 
the siege of New York]. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. Ill, 149 

1782 Tupper, Benjamin. Albany. To [Lt.] Col. [Tench] 

APK. 20 Tilghman, Newburgh. Issue of provisions to 

women of the New York Line; rejoining of 
deserters from Col. [Seth] Warner s regiment; 
depredations of a war party on the Mohawk. 
Answered Aug. 24. 55, 356 

1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Newburgh.] To Sir Henry Clin- 

APR. 21 ton [New York]. Demand for the murderers of 

Capt. [Joshua] Huddy. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In Ford, 9, 
478. E. 469 

A copy of above letter was enclosed in Carleton to Washington, 1782, 
Aug. 13, and is in 57, folio 233. 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 21 ham] Heath [Highlands]. Approving relief of 

Maj. [Hugh] Maxwell. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 197 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Oliver Phelps 

APR. 21 [Sheffield, Massachusetts]. Places of deposit for 

salted provision. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 199 

1782 B>ath, William. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 21 [Newburgh]. Forwarding a deserter and intelli 

gence; [Maj. Hugh] Maxwell needed as an evi 
dence in [Maj.] Gen. [Alexander] McDougall s 
trial. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 13 



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1782 Knox, H[enry]. Baskingridge [New Jersey]. To [George] 

APR. 21 Washington [Newburgh]. Delay in matter of 

brass cannon belonging to Virginia; Knox s 
movements; route of march of Lamb s [2d Con 
tinental] Artillery; preparations for the coming 
.campaign. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 1. 

56, 14 

1782 Knox, Henry and Gouverneur Morris. Baskingridge 

APR. 21 [New Jersey]. To [George] Washington [New- 

burgh]. Report of exchange negotiations; Board 
of Directors of the Associated Loyalists ; feeling 
of Loyalists against the British; liquidation of 
prisoners accounts; Convention troops, marine 
prisoners, etc. Transcript. C. C. 169, 8, 389 

1782 Murfree,H[ardy]. [Camp, South Carolina]. ToMaj.Gen. 

APR. 21 [Nathanael] Greene [Camp]. Refusal of officers 

to accept clothing certificates; willingness to 
receive clothing on account. Contemporary 
copy. 2pp. Enclosed in Greene to Washington, 
1782, Apr. 22. 56, 43 

1782 Steward, John. [Camp, South Carolina.] To Brig. Gen. 

APR. 21 [Mordecai] Gist [Camp]. Conditions under which 

certain officers will accept the Paymasters notes 
for clothing due; refusal of others to take them. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1782, Apr. 22. 56, 41 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 22 Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Requesting senti 

ments, at once, of General Officers on dependen 
cies of West Point; disposal of salted provision; 
Elias Hasbrouck s complaint. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 251 

1782 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Newburgh. To Lt. Col. [John] 

APR. 22 Laurens [South Carolina]. Exchange of his 

father [Henry Laurens] for Lord Cornwallis; 
Washington s opinion of British continuing to 
hold New York and Charleston. Auto, draft 
signed. 3 pp. In part in Ford, 9, 457, note. 

P. II, 499 

1782 Adams, P[eter]. Camp [South Carolina]. To [Brig. Gen. 

APR. 22 Mordecai Gist, Camp]. Refusal of officers to ac- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2093 

cept notes in payment for clothing. Contempo 
rary copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Greene to Wash 
ington, 1782, Apr. 22. 56, 47 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 22 ton [Newburgh]. Apparent liberalness of powers 

of American Exchange Commissioners; question 
of past accounts for maintenance of prisoners; 
disappointment at governing principle of Ameri 
can Commissioners; history of the negotiation 
and papers submitted therein; continuance of 
present method of exchange. L. S. 21 pp. 

56, 21 

1782 Greene, Nathanael. South Carolina. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 22 ington [Newburgh]. Apprehensions of advance 

of the enemy; nakedness of men; spirit of mu 
tiny engendered by the Pennsylvania Line; exe 
cution of a sergeant; bad quality of the food; 
need of pay; desertions; officers disapproval of 
[Robert] Morris proposal [of a mode of supplying 
officers with clothing by means of certificates]; 
need of money; distress and discontent; dis 
appointment in clothing received from Newbern 
and York[town]. A. L. S. 4 pp. 56, 39 

1782 Hazen, Moses. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

APR. 22 Washington [Newburgh]. The route into Can 

ada; description and observations on same; 
mills, etc; spirit of inhabitants; fortifications of 
Quebec and its ability to withstand a siege; cle- 
fensibility of Canada after conquest. A. L. S. 
10 pp. 56, 49 

1782 Heath, W[illiam], R[obert] Howe and John Paterson. To 

APR. 22 [George Washington, Newburgh]. Opinion on 

best places to establish magazines for the moving 

Army and what should be deemed dependencies 

of West Point. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 16 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 22 [Newburgh]. Contract matters and recruiting 

in Massachusetts. L. S. 1 p. 56, 18 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To Lt. Col. [Ezra] Badlam 

APR. 22 [Boston]. Management of recruiting in Massa 

chusetts; uselessness of enlisting old men, boys, 
etc. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Heath to Washington, 1782, May 10. 56, 221 



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1782 Knox, Henry and Gouverneur Morris. Baskingridge [New 

APR. 22 Jersey]. To George Washington [Newburgh]. 

Report of proceedings in negotiating an exchange 
of prisoners. Papers submitted: 

Mar. 16. Knox and Morris to Sir Henry 
Clinton. Clinton s postponement of meeting of 
Exchange Commissioners; increasing burden of 
maintenance of [British] prisoners ; request selec 
tion of an early date for the postponed meeting. 
Mar. 16. Knox and Morris to Brig. Genl. 
[Cortlandt] Skinner. Forwarding of letters. 

Mar. 18. Clinton to Knox and Morris. Meet 
ing of commissioners. 

Mar. 21. Knox and Morris to Clinton. Meet 
ing at Elizabethtown. Transcript. 

C. C. 169, 8, 365 

1782 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. To [George] Washington [New- 

APR. 22 burgh]. Requesting that Capt. [Pierre Charles] 

L Enf ant be permitted to return to Philadelphia 
to aid in preparing the fe"te in honor of the birth 
of the Dauphin. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 19 

1782 lee, Henry [jr.]. Westmoreland County [Virginia]. To 

APR. 22 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Collection of 

horses by impress; case of [Joshua] Anderson s 
stallion; arrest of Lt. [James] Heard; begs assist 
ance. A. L. S. 5 pp. W 
1782 Mentges, F[rancis]. Camp [South Carolina]. To Brig. 
APR. 22 Gen. [Mordecai] Gist [Camp]. Refusal of officers 
to accept the Paymaster General s notes. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Greene to 
Washington, 1782, Apr. 22. 56, 45 
1782 Morton, James. Cumberland Court House [Virginia]. 
APR. 22 Return of provisions, etc. on hand. Tabular 
statement. A. D. S. of Josiah Smith for James 
Morton. Enclosed in Muhlenberg to Washing 
ton, 1782, Apr. 22. 56, 70 
1782 Oliver, R[obert]. Ward s House [On the Lines]. To Maj. 
APR. 22 Gen. [William] Heath, Robinson s House [High 
lands]. Moving of cattle across the lines near 
Stamford on permit of a justice [of the peace], 
countersigned by [Lt.] Col. [Samuel] Canfield; 
difficulty in stopping the Cowboys from sending 
in horses. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1782, Apr. 27. 56, 55 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2095 

1782 Skinner, Abraham. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. 22 [George Washington, Newburgh]. Acknowledg 

ing letters for transmission; Col. [Asher] Holmes 
lack of authority to make partial exchanges. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Memorials, 112 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Na- 

APR. 23 thanael] Greene [Near Dorchester, South Caro 

lina]. British reenforcement of South ; recruiting ; 
reenforcement of Greene; indecision as to cam 
paign. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jon 
athan Trumbull, jr. In Ford, 9, 479. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 253 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To Comte de Rocham- 

APR. 23 beau [Williamsburg]. Persuaded no British re- 

enforcement of Carolinas will be made; willing 
ness to meet; British transports from Charleston. 
L. S. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. R 
1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Comfort Sands & 
APR. 23 Co. [Fishkill, New York]. Supply of rations to 
West Point and the moving Army; number re 
quired. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 209 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh To the Officer com- 

APR. 23 manding at West Point [Brig. Gen. John Pater- 

son]. Rations required at West Point and 
nearby posts. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 207 

1782 Dayton, Jonathan. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

APR. [23] [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Capture of 

Minorca by French and treaty between France 
and Holland; departure of Prince [William 
Henry]; detention of Lt. [Edmund Disney] 
Thomas and holding of British exchanged offi 
cers as hostages. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
Apr. 27. 56, 61 

1782 Eskridge, William. Cumberland Court House [Virginia]. 

APR. 23 Weekly return of detachment at Cumberland 

Court House. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

1 p. Enclosed in Muhlenberg to Washington, 

1782, Apr. 22. 56, 71 

1782 Muhlenberg, Peter. Cumberland Court House [Virginia]. 

APR. 23 To [George Washington, Newburgh]. Returns 



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of men and stores at Cumberland ; measures taken 
for forwarding the recruiting service; delay in 
arrival of clothing; refusal of Virginia to furnish 
provisions without a letter of credit from the 
Financier [Superintendent of Finance, Robert 
Morris]. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 15. 

56, 64 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 23 ington [Newburgh]. Disappointment in obtain 

ing ox -teams; inability to negotiate [Robert] 
Morris notes in New England; efforts made to 
obtain teams by town assessment; insufficient 
quantity of notes. A. L. S. 3 pp. 56, 62 

1782 Skinner, Cortlandt. [Staten Island.] To Capt. [Jonathan] 

APR. 23 Dayton [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Detention 

of Lt. [Edmund Disney] Thomas and threat to 
deliver him to the Refugees unless John Smith 
Hetfield and Abner Badgely are given up. 
Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Dayton 
to Washington, 1782, Apr. 23. 56, 60 

1782 Sands, Comfort & Co. Fishkill [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 24 William Heath [Highlands]. Issue of salt pro 

visions [from Continental stores]; disposal of 
spoiled provisions as Heath may direct. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 26. 

56, 93 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To William Duer & 

APR. 25 Co. [Albany]. Orders to issue provisions to New 

York levies. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 215 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [Chevalier de La 

APR. 25 Luzerne, Philadelphia]. Count de Benyowsky 

[Beniowszky] s plan to be offered to Congress. 
Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. In Sparks, 8, 268. 

D. I, 37 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To Benjamin Lincoln 

APR. 25 [Philadelphia]. Comparative strength of British 

and American Armies ; prospects of recruits from 

the different States and general observations on 

attempting a siege of New York. A. L. S. 13pp. 

F. Ill, 129 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Comfort Sands 

APR. 25 & Co., Fishkill, New York]. Orders to issue pro- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2097 

visions to New York levies assembling at Fish- 
kill. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan 
Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 213 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Wash- 

APR. 25 ington [Newburgh]. Improper language of 

Washington s letter of [April] 21 respecting exe 
cution of Capt. [Joshua] Huddy; disavowal of 
act; inquiry and trial ordered; violations of 
humanity by Americans; hope of agreement on 
mode to prevent future enormities on both sides. 
L. S. 3 pp. Answered May 7. 56, 78 

A contemporary copy, which was enclosed in Carleton to Washington, 
1782, Aug. 13, is in 50, 76. 

1782 Fernald, Tobias. Hampshire Huts [Highlands]. To Maj. 

APR. 25 Gen. [Robert] Howe [Robinson s House, High 

lands]. Capt. [Christopher] Marshall s applica 
tion for leave of absence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Howe to Washington, 1782, Apr. 26. 

56, 89 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 25 [Newburgh]. Forwards deserters and a court- 

martial proceedings for approval. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Trumbull: "Judgment of Court 
approved." 56, 80 

1782 Maxwell, Hugh. Stamford [Connecticut]. To Maj. Gen. 

APR. 25 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Work on British 

fortifications [at the north end of York Island]; 
embarkation preparing; arrival of transports 
from Charleston; capture of Minorca [by the 
French]; approaching expedition of [Brig. Gen. 
Benedict] Arnold into Connecticut; vessels to 
be sunk at Governor s Island; inquiries of the 
British. A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1782, Apr. 29. 56, 107 

1782 Prichard, Thomas. Bedford [New York]. To Maj. 

APR - 25 [Robert] Oliver, On the Lines. Movement of 

British toward west end of Long Island; unusual 

strictness maintained. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Heath to Washington, 1782, Apr. 27. 56, 57 

1782 [Clinton, Sir Henry.] [New York.] To [Gov. William 
Ap R- 26 Franklin, New York]. Orders to Board of Direc 
tor of [Associated Loyalists] respecting prisoners 
of war in their custody; directs immediate 
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return of names and number of same. Con 
temporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Carleton to 
Washington, 1782, Aug. 13. 56, 84 

1782 Heath, Wfilliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 26 [Newburgh]. Reply of [Comfort] Sands [& Co.] 

respecting damaged provisions [in Continental 
store]; requests directions for disposing of same; 
recruiting officers in Massachusetts. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered Apr. 28. 56, 90 

1782 Howe, R[obert]. Robinson s [House, Highlands]. To 

APR. 26 [George Washington, Newburgh]. Leave of ab 

sence for Capt. [Christopher] Marshall. A. L. S. 
2 pp. Endorsed by Jonathan Trumbull, jr.: 
"granted." 56, 88 

1782 Mullock, William. New York. Deposition of hanging of 

APR. 26 Daniel Current by Lord Stirling. Contemporary 

copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Robertson to Wash 
ington, 1782, May 1. 56, 147 
1782 Paterson, John. West Point. To [George] Washington 
APR. 26 [Newburgh]. Opinion in answer to queries in 
council of General Officers of April 15 [respecting 
siege of New York]. A.L.S. 2pp. F. 111,173 
1782 Smith, Calvin. Huts, near Boston. To Col. [John] 
APR. 26 Greaton [Huts]. Requests leave of absence for 
Capt. Benjamin Hay wood. Recent copy. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Greaton to Washington, 1782, 
Apr. 27. 56, 82 
1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Count [de] Ben- 
APR. 27 yowsky [Beniowszky, Newburgh]. Considera 
tion of his plan [for introducing a German 
Legionary corps into the service]. Auto, draft. 
1 p., with note, in handwriting of Jonathan 
Trumbull, jr., refering to letter of Washington 
to Steuben, 1782, Apr. 12 q. v. for sentiments 
on said plan. D. II, 45 
1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Capt. Jonathan 
APR. 27 Dayton, Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. Intelli 
gence; news of fleet seen off [Sandy] Hook; de 
tention of British officers as hostages for Lt. [Ed 
mund Disney] Thomas. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 219 

1782 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Newburgh. To Chevalier de 

APR. 27 La Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Acceding to his re- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2099 

quest for leave for Capt [Pierre Charles] L Enfant 
to return to Philadelphia. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. D. I, 39 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To Don Francisco 

APR. 27 Rendon [Philadelphia]. His concern for Mrs. 

[Martha] Washington and himself; expectation 
of news from the West Indies; Rendon s civility 
during stay in Philadelphia. Draft signed. 
3 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, 
jr., and Washington. D. II, 43 

1782 Alyay, Isaac. New York. Deposition of hanging of Dan- 

APR. 27 iel Current by Lord Stirling. Contemporary 

copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Robertson to Washing 
ton, 1782, May 1. 56, 149 

1782 Clinton, [Sir] H[enry]. New York. To [George] Washing- 

APR. 27 ton [Newburgh]. Release of an American flag of 

ficer. L. S. 1 p. 56, 96 

1782 Greaton, J[ohn]. Huts, near Boston. To [George Wash- 

APR. 27 ington, Newburgh]. Approving Capt. [Benja 

min] Hay wood s application for leave of absence. 
Recent copy. 1 p. 56, 83 

1782 Hay, A[nn] Hawkes. Haverstraw [New York]. To 

APR. 27 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Requests 

loan of a cannon and artillerymen to oppose 

British ships that occasionally come up the river. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 94 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 27 [Newburgh]. Injurious practice of allowing cat 

tle to be driven across the lines; deficiency of re 
serve provisions in certain of the dependencies of 
West Point. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 56 

1782 Humphreys, D[avid]. Newburgh. To Col. [John] Crane 

APR. 27 [West Point]. Continuance of armorers; delay 

in obeying the order. Auto, draft signed. 1 p. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 217 

[1782] [Ray, .] Intelligence from Canada: British force in 

[APR. 27] Canada; strength of the new corps; numbers at 

the different posts; Quebec and its fortifications; 
siege necessary to reduce St. Johns; assurance of 
defection of a regiment [of Canadian Provin 
cials?]; attitude of clergy, nobles and people. 
A. D. 6 pp. (In French). With translation by 
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1782 White, Aaron. [New York.] Deposition respecting the 

APR. 27 murder of Philip White ; the deposition taken by 

[Brig.] Gen. [David] Forman. Contemporary 
copy. 3 pp. Enclosed in Robertson to Washing 
ton, 1782, May 1. 56, 143 

The original deposition, taken by Forman, Is dated Apr. 15, 1782, and 
is In F. Ill, 197. 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Chevalier de 

APR. 28 La Luzerne, Philadelphia]. Forwarding letters; 

works leveled in Rhode Island; forwarding of 
treasure [from France]. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Benjamin Walker. D. 11,47 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To Chevalier de La 

APR. 28 Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Generous aid from 

France; strength of the Army; regiments, etc.; 

strength of the British and how distributed. 

Auto, draft signed. 8 pp. In Ford, 9, 483. 

D. II, 49 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 28 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Closing matter of 

damaged provisions; recruiting [in Massachu 
setts]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jon 
athan Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 221 

1782 Board of Officers. Connecticut Huts [Continental Village]. 

APR. 29 Proceedings of a meeting. Members: Maj. Gen. 

Lord Stirling, Cols. [John] Greaton, [Zebulon] 
Butler, Lt. Cols. [Thomas] Grosvenor, [John] 
Popkin, Majors [Caleb] Gibbs and B[illy] Porter: 
Willingness to submit grievances as to the con 
tract provisions to impartial arbitrators; bad 
quality of bread and beef furnished; overcharge 
for rum and bad quality of that and whiskey; 
quantities of bread and meat; non-delivery of 
vinegar and salt; reduction of ration of beef and 
bread; discounting of bills; settlement of offi 
cers accounts; compulsory receipt of hospital 
stores; delay in settlement of ration money; 
refusal to adjust disputes; disadvantages of 
issuing the provisions at West Point; suspicion 
of light weight in quantities; [Comfort] Sands 
actions; need of an inspector of issues. D. S: 
Stirling. President. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1782, May 2. 55, 158 

The proceedings, with collateral papers, were submitted by Washington, 
to the Arbitrators, Benson, Smith and Hobart, 1782, July 9. 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2101 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 
APR. 29 [Newburgh]. Acknowledging orders respecting 
damaged provisions and Ensign [F ] Rob 
inson; intelligence; return of Maj. [Hugh] Max 
well to camp; militia detachment at Stamford 
[Connecticut]. L. S. 1 p. Answered Apr. 30. 

56, 106 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

APR. 29 [Newburgh]. Intelligence from Capt. [John] 

Pray; measures taken in consequence; cannon 

at Dobb s Ferry. L. S. 2 pp. Answered Apr. 

30. 56, 113 

1782 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

APR. 29 Heath, Highlands. British intended move up 

the river; arrival of officers from Charleston in 
New York; report respecting Cornwallis voyage; 
fortifying at New York; provisions at the block 
house [at Dobb s Ferry]; boats will be sent into 
the State for safety; raid of Refugee horse. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Wash 
ington, 1782, Apr. 29. 56, 114 

1782 Rochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

APR. 29 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. False report 

of evacuation of Charleston [South Carolina]; 
delay in demolishing works at Rhode Island; 
importance of the Island and necessity of defend 
ing it; letter from the King [Louis XVI] ; honors 
and rewards granted various officers; assurances 
from private letters [of future aid]; preparation of 
flat-boats; reported capture of Port Mahon 
[Minorca]; collection of flat-bottom boats; coming 
conference with Washington; route of march of the 
French Army; requests Washington s opinion. 
L. S. 4 pp. 56, 108 

The italicized portions are in cipher. 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

APR. 30 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Approving arrange 

ments to support outposts; provisions for the 
reserves. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 223 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Henry] 

APE. 30 Knox and Gouverneur Morris [Elizabethtown, 

New Jersey]. Causes of failure of their negotia- 



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tion; appreciation of their efforts. Draft. 2 pp. 

In handwriting of David Humphreys. In Sparks, 

8, 277. B. XV, pt. 1, 225 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Comfort Sands & 

APR. 30 Co. [Fishkill, New York]. Contractor s supply 

of West Point and posts. Draft. I p. In 

handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 227 

1782 Glover, John. Boston. To [George] Washington [New- 

APR. 30 burgh]. Appointment of recruiting officers; de 

sire to retire on account of health. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 9, 51 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia, To [George] Wash- 

APR. 30 ington [Newburgh]. Inability to leave town; 

[Robert] Morris embarrassments; supply of 
camp-kettles and knapsacks. A. L. S. 1 p. 

56, 116 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. "A Genl. view of the 

MAY 1 American & British Force The disposition of 

each And differt. Enterprizes in wch the former 

(under certain circumstances) may be employed 

in the Campaign of 178[2]." General methods 

of possible attempts upon New York, Charleston 

and Savannah, Canada, Halifax and Penobscot, 

and Bermuda. A. D. S. 27 pp. Endorsed by 

Washington as quoted. In Ford, 9, 490. 56, 120 

1782 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. [Newburgh.] To Col. [David] 

MAY! Hall [Lewes, Delaware]. Denies his request; 

orders to join The Southern Army and stand 

trial. Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 233 

Washington,] Gfeorge]. [Newburgh.] To Maj. Gen. 
[Henry] Knox [Burlington, New Jersey]. Un 
certainty as to scene of the campaign s opera 
tions. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Tench 
Tilghman. B. XV, pt. 1, 231 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Comfort Sands & 

MAY 1 Co [Fishkill, New York]. Orders to issue provi 

sions to Quartermaster and Commissary em 
ployees. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 235 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Capt. Jacques] 

MAY 1 Schreiber [Philadelphia]. Failure of exchange 



COEEESPONDENCE OF GEOEGE WASHINGTON 2103 

negotiations; inability to apply to Congress in 

his behalf. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 

Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 56, 138 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 1 [Newburgh], Transmitting courts-martial pro 

ceedings; requests leave of absence for Capt. 
[Job] Sumner; chain ready to be stretched. 
L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Trumbull: "Leave of 
absence to Capt. Sumner granted." 56, 151 
1782 Robertson, James. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAY l [Newburgh]. Appointment as commander in 

chief of the British forces in America; carrying 
on of the war with humanity; transmits proofs 
of barbarities practiced by Americans; courts- 
martial of those responsible for death of Capt. 
[Joshua] Huddy; unjust detention of [John 
Smith] Hetfield and [Abner] Badgely; requests 
their release. L. S. 3 pp. 56, 141 

A contemporary copy, 56, 136, was enclosed In Carleton to Washington, 
1782, Aug. 13. 

[1782] [Robertson, James] [New York] Extracts from the 

MAY 1 informations laid before Sir Henry Clinton of acts 

of cruelty and barbarity practiced [by Ameri 
cans]. Cases mentioned: Stephen Edwards, 
James Pew, Stephen West, Stephen Emmons, 
Ezekiel Williams, John Wood, Thomas Emmons, 
Jacob Fagan, John Farmur, Jonathan Burge, 
Joseph Wood, Joseph Mullins, Kichard Bell, 
John Thompson and Philip White. Contem 
porary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Robertson to 
Washington, 1782, May 1. 56, 145 

1782 [Trumbull, Jonathan, jr.] [Newburgh.] To Maj. Gen. 

[MAY l] [William] Heath [Highlands]. Leave for Capt. 

[Job] Sumner; Col. [Lewis] Nicola s provision 

right; the chain; approval of a court-martial 

decision. Auto, draft. 2pp. B. XV, pt. 1,229 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Brig. Gen. 

MAY 2 Moses Hazen, Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Mur 

der of Capt. Joshua Huddy; orders to select by 
lot a British officer for retaliation. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. In Ford, 
10, 1. B. XV, pt. 1, 237 

1782 Heath, Wfilliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 2 [Newburgh]. Transmits statement, of meeting of 



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field officers, of complaints respecting issue of 
provisions under contract; vigilance ordered on 
the lines. L. S. 1 p. 56, 152 

1782 Irvine, William. Fort Pitt. To [George] Washington 

MAY 2 [Newburgh]. Difficulty of obtaining information 

of routes to Niagara; general account of roads; 

suppression of mutinous spirit in the garrison; 

desertions. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 22. 

56, 154 

1782 Livingston, Henry Brockholst. The Provost, New York. 

MAY 2 To [Lt. Gen. James Robertson, New York]. His 

imprisonment and apology accompanying same; 
objection to the insinuation; demands release on 
parole. Contemporary copy by Livingston. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Livingston to Washington, 
1782, June 16. 59, 138 

1782 Muhlenberg, Peter. Cumberland Court House [Virginia]. 

MAY 2 Gfeneral] O[rders]: Continuance of Col. [Chris 

tian] Febiger s recruiting arrangements; conven 
ing a board of officers to investigate conduct of 
absentees and court-martial same, to arrange the 
Virginia Line, preserve value of certificates [of 
pay, etc.] and obtain land granted, etc. Contem 
porary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Muhlenberg to 
Washington, 1782, May 18. 56, 274 

1782 General Court-martial. (British) New York. Proceed- 

MAY 3- ings in trial of Capt. Richard Lippincott for mur- 

JUNE 22 der of Capt. Joshua Huddy. Contemporary 

copy. 1 vol. 81 pp. -Appendix 15. Attested by 
Stephen P. Adye, Dy. Judge Advocate Genl. 
Enclosed in Carleton to Washington, 1782, Aug. 
13. W 

A contemporary copy with signature of John L. C. Roome is among the 
Revolutionary papers in the Library of Congress and a copy, made in the 
office of the Secretary of Congress, and preceded by copies of the corre 
spondence between Washington and Congress and Gov. Livingston and 
Sir Guy Carleton is among the Papers of the Continental Congress. 

1782 Livingston, Henry Bfrockholst]. Provost, New York. To 

MAY 3 [Gov. William Livingston, Trenton, New Jersey]. 

His capture and imprisonment; remonstrance; 
threat of retaliation [in case of Capt. Charles 
Asgill s execution]; letter to Lt. Gen. [James] 
Robertson. Contemporary copy by Livingston. 
2 pp. Enclosed in Livingston to Washington, 
1782, June 16. 59, 136 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2105 

1782 Schuyler, Ph[ilip John]. Albany. To [George] Washing- 

MAYS ton [Newburgh]. Contract with [William] Duer 

for salt beef in lieu of fresh ; impossibility of sup 
plying posts of Johnstown and Schoharie with 
fresh beef; reserve of provisions and ammunition 
at Fort Rensselaer and Saratoga; need of hard 
bread. A. L. S. 4 pp. Answered May 15. 

56, 164 

1782 [Wayne, Anthony.] [Near Savannah.] Address to British 

MAY 3 soldiers urging desertion to the American cause; 

bounty offered. Copy by Wayne. 3 pp. En 
closed in Wayne to Washington, 1783, Nov. 1. 

C. C. 152, 11, 575 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Lt.] Gen. [James] 

MAY 4 Robertson [New York]. Selection of a British of 

ficer [Capt. Charles Asgill] for [execution in] re 
taliation [for murder of Capt. Joshua Huddy]; 
case of [Abner] Badgely and [John Smith] Hat- 
field; actions of the British; desire to soften the 
rigors of war. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting 
of Benjamin Walker. In Ford, 10, 2. E. 475 

Endorsed May 5. A contemporary copy (in W) was enclosed in Carleton 
to Washington, 1782, Aug. 13. 

1782 Washington, George. [Newburgh.] To Comfort Sands [& 

MAY 4 Co., Fishkill, New York]. Order to issue provi 

sions to tailors employed in making clothing for 
Army. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of David 
Brooks. B. XV, pt. 1, 243 

The above, sent by Brooks to David Humphreys as a form, was adopted 
and transmitted as an order, to Sands. 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To A[braham] Skin- 

MAY 4 ner [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Orders to for 

ward return of British officers to [Brig.] Gen. 
[Moses] Hazen; detention of [Abner] Badgeley 
and [John Smith] Hatfield. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 241 

1782 Brooks, D[avid]. Newburgh. To [Lt.] Col. [David] Hum- 

MAY4 phreys [Newburgh]. Refusal of Contractors 

[Comfort Sands & Co.] to furnish provisions to 
clothing makers without an order from head 
quarters; advantage to the public in furnishing 
rations to the workmen. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed by Humphreys : " Order given." 56, 173 



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1782 Glover, John. Marblehead [Massachusetts]. To [George] 

MAY 4 Washington [Newburgh]. Appointment of mus 

ter-masters for the various districts; their lack 
of subsistence; Glover s health; his derange 
ment. A. L. S. 3 pp. 56, 170 
1782 Irvine, William. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. Return of 
MAY 4 troops belonging to the garrison of Fort Pitt. 
Tabular statement. A. D. S. of Jno. Finley. 
Countersigned by Irvine. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Irvine to Washington, 1782, May 21. 56, 207 

1782 W[ashingto]n, G[eorge]. Newburgh. To Chevalier de La 

MAY 5 Luzerne [Philadelphia]. Transmitting a letter. 

Auto, draft signed. D. II, 57 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To [Comte de Rocham- 

MAY 5 beau, Williamsburg]. British intention to evacu 

ate Charleston; surrender of Minorca; honors 
conferred on the French officers; leveling works 
at Newport; plans for campaign; march of the 
French army [northward]. L. S. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of Benjamin Walker. In Sparks, 8, 288. 

B 

Part in cipher with interlinear translation. 

1782 Culper, Samuel. [Setauket, Long Island.] To [Maj. Ben- 

MAY 5 jamin Tallmadge, Connecticut]. Cessation of 

arms ordered but fortification work still contin 
ued. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by David Hum 
phreys: "Acknowledged to Capt. Brewster." W 
1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 5 [Newburgh]. Arrival of recruits for the Rhode 

Island regiment; requests directions. L. S. 
1 p. Endorsed by Trumbull: " Directions given " 

56, 175 

1782 Hughes, Hugh. Fishkill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

MAY 5 ington, Newburgh]. Injury done him by part 

of General Orders of [April] 30 [respecting care of 

boats]; refusal of watermen to enlist. L. S. 

1 p. 56, 174 

1782 Hughes, Hugh. Fishkill [New York]. Return of artificers 

MAY 5 employed in the Quartermaster General Depart 

ment. Tabular list of names D. S. 4 pp. W 

1782 Humphreys, D[avid]. Newburgh. To Lt. [John] Hivell 

MAY 5 [Newburgh]. Orders to proceed to Philadelphia 

via Elizabethtown, with despatches for the Com- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2107 

missary of Prisoners [Abraham Skinner] and the 
Secretary at War [Benjamin] Lincoln. Auto, 
draft signed. 2 pp. B. XV, pt. 1, 245 

1782 Rhea, I[saac]. Newark [New Jersey]. To [Lt.] Col. [Wil- 

MAY 5 Ham Stephens] Smith [Newburgh]. Delay in a 

Refugee expedition; names and description of 
the party; advantages to be derived by obtaining 
and executing [Capt. Richard] Lippincott within 
the American lines; calling in of British cruisers 
and reported orders to restore captures; arrival 
of Sir Guy Carleton at New York. A. L. S. 2 
pp. Acknowledged May 7. 56, 176 

1782 Woodbridge, T[heodore]. Crompond [New York], To 

MAY 5 Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Ac 

knowledging letters; vigilance; reported embar 
kation of two British regiments [at New York]. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1782, May 7. 56, 202 

1782 Wuibert, [Antoine Felix]. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAY 5 [George Washington, Newburgh]. Illness of Mrs. 

Wuibert; begs leave to go to Philadelphia. Re 
cent copy. 1 p. 56, 205 

[1782] Washington, George. [Newburgh.] To Col. H[eman] 

[MAY 6] Swift [Connecticut Huts]. Ordering court-mar 

tial for trial of sergeants. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 247 

[1782] Bell, William. [Highlands.] To Col. [John] Greaton 

[MAY 6?] [Highlands]. Refusal to issue provisions other 

than regimentally. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Heath to Washington, 1782, May 7. 56, 203 

1782 Broglie, Due de. Paris. To [George] Washington, Phila- 

MAY 6 delphia [Newburgh]. Appreciation of Washing 

ton s favors to Chevalier de Meth; introduces 
[Victor Claude,] Prince de Broglie. L. S. 2 pp. 
(In French.) 56, 179 

Translation by Walker is in 56, 181. 

1782 Dayton, Elias. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAY 6 Washington, Newburgh]. Orders given by [Sir 

Henry] Clinton for British troops to desist from 
offensive operations; report that cruisers have 
been called in; preparation of a fleet at New 
York; declaration of Refugees to resist attempt 



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to send Capt. [Richard] Lippincott to the Ameri 
can lines ; release of Lt. [Edmund Disney] Thomas 
and censure of [Brig.] Gen. [Cortlandt] Skinner; 
Clinton and [B aron von] Knyphausen to sail to Eu 
rope. A. L. S. 2pp. Answered May 7. 56,178 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 6 [Newburgh] Opinion in answer to queries in 

council of General Officers of April 15 [respect 
ing the siege of New York]. L. S. 2 pp. 

F. Ill, 145 

1782 Nicola, Lewis. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 6 ington [Newburgh]. Invalids in Philadelphia 

capable of garrison duty; result of conference 

with [Comfort] Sands over question of issues. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 184 

[1782] [Sands, Comfort & Co.] [Newburgh?]. Proposal of mode 

[MAY 6] for settling the present dispute with officers over 

contract provisions. 2 pp. Enclosed in Wash 
ington to Benson, Smith and Hobart, 1782, July 
9. 55, 172 

1782 Straton, Aron. Littleton [Massachusetts.] Certificate of 

MAY 6 voluntary surrender of Corpl. [Peter Cummings] 

Gilbert as a deserter. A. D. S. 1 p. Enclosed 

in Heath to Washington, 1782, May 29. 57, 10 

1782 Swift, Heman. Connecticut Huts [Highlands]. To 

MAY 6 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Intended 

mutiny of the Connecticut Line ; plan ; f rustrative 

measures; discovery of the principals. L. S. 

3 pp. 56, 182 

1782 [Trumbull, Jonathan, jr.] [Newburgh.] Minutes of a 

MAY 6 conversation of [Lt.] Cols. [David] Humphreys 

and [Jonathan] Trumbull [jr.] with [Comfort] 
Sands. Complaint of officers of provisions 
issued; Sands attitude respecting an adjust 
ment; method of deciding disputes; matter of 
kidneys, beef, etc. ; Sands former conversations 
with Humphreys and Capt. [Benjamin] Walker. 
A. D. 4 pp. Enclosed in Benson, Smith and 
Hobart, 1782, July 9. 55, 156 

1782 Woodbridge, T[heodore]. Crompond [New York]. To 

MAYO Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Report 

of Col. [James] Delancey being ordered to lie 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2109 

still; disbelief in the report. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, May 7. 

56, 204 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [Capt. Caleb 

MAY 7 Brewster, Stamford Connecticut]. Acknowl 

edges newspapers. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 253 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Col. [Elias] Day- 

MAY? ton [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Design of 

enemy ; negligence in court-martial matters and 
of New Jersey officers. Draft. 4 pp. In hand 
writing of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 249 

1782 Carleton, [Sir] Guy. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAY 7 [Newburgh]. Appointment to command the 

British forces in America and joined with {Rear] 
Adml. [Robert] Digby in the Commission of 
Peace; transmits papers showing the disposi 
tion of the Government and people of England 
toward America; regret at unauthorized actions 
[hanging of Capt. Joshua Huddy]; wish to pre 
vent excesses ; requests passport for [Dr. Maurice] 
Morgann to go to Philadelphia. L. S. 3 pp. 
Answered May 10. In Sparks, 8, 536. 56, 186 
1782 Carleton, [Sir] Guy. New York. To Gov. William Liv- 

MAY 7 ingston [Trenton, New Jersey]. Release of [Lt.] 

Col. [Henry Brockholst] Livingston; hope of 
cooperation in putting a stop to retaliations. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in Carle- 
ton to Washington, 1782, Aug. 13. 56, 186 
1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 
MAY 7 [Newburgh]. Disembarkation at New York on 
arrival of a packet from England; Refugee 
expeditions not permitted; requests directions 
for arming recruits. L. S. 1 p. 56, 199 
Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 
[Newburgh]. Character of recruits forwarded 
from Massachusetts; boatmens complaint of 
insufficiency of their rations; mutinous disposi 
tion in the Connecticut Line ; uneasiness of regi 
mental officers over provision issues; danger 
from the exact returns required by the contrac 
tor; stoppage of inoculation. L. S. 3 pp. 

56, 200 



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1782 Westphal, Christopher de. Morris House [on the lines]. 

MAY? Receipt for a letter to Maj. [Lt.] Gen. [James] 

Robertson from Gen. Washington. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, May 9. 

56, 216 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [Lt.] Col. [Samuel] 

MAY 8 Canfield, Stamford [Connecticut]. Flag for cer 

tain ladies to visit Long Island. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 259 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 8 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Improper recruits 

sent from Massachusetts; recall and arrest of 
recruiting officers; extra ration to artificers and 
water-guard; contract difficulties; small-pox 
invalids; issue of new arms. Draft. 4 pp. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 255 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Philip [John] 

MAY 8 Schuyler [Albany]. Inability to visit him. 

Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 

bull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 261 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 8 [Newburgh]. Transfer of Lt. Eli Parker from 7th 

to 6th Massachusetts. L. S. 1 p. 56, 213 

1782 Howe, Robert. Robinson s Farm. To [George Washing- 

MAY 8 ton, Newburgh]. Opinion in answer to queries 

in council of General Officers of April 15 [respect 
ing siege of New York]. A. L. S. 11 pp. 

F. Ill, 157 

1782 McCallum, Kenneth. Winchester [Virginia]. To Maj. 

May 8 [James] Gordon, Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. De 

plorable condition of [British] Southern prison 
ers; requests representation to the Commander- 
in-Chief [Sir Guy Carleton]. Contemporary 
copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Hazen to Washington, 
1782, May 27. 114, 1 

1782 Sands, Comfort & Co. Fishkill [New York]. To [Lt.] Cols. 

MAY 8 [David] Humphrey and [Jonathan] Trumbull [jr.] 

[Newburgh]. Press of business prevents a meet 
ing; submit proposals for adjusting the present 
differences. 1 p. Enclosed in Washington to 
Benson, Smith and Hobart, 1782, July 9. 55, 180 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2111 

1782 Woodbridge, T[heodore]. Crompond [New York]. To 

MAYS Maj. Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Polite 

reception of Capt. [Elisha] Hopkins at the 
British lines; British order prohibiting all 
parties from going out; British officers belief in 
coming peace; court of inquiry in case of 
[murder of] Capt. [Joshua] Huddy; disconcer 
tion of [Col. James] Delancey s men; their 
desire to know of chances of obtaining pardon. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. Enclosed in Heath to Washing 
ton, 1782, May 9. 56, 217 
1782 Fernald, Tobias. Hampshire Huts [Highlands]. To Maj. 
MAY 9 Gen. [William] Heath [Highlands]. Issue of pro 
visions to his regiment; Contractors retention of 
beef kidneys ; result of practice of issuing in bulk 
to regiments; suffering of his men; suspension of 
drill from lack of provisions. A. L. S. 3 pp. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1782, May 10. 

56, 222 

1782 Hand, Edward. New Windsor. To [George] Washington 

MAY 9 [Newburgh]. Opinion in answer to queries in 

council of General Officers of April 15 [respect 
ing siege of New York]. A. L. S. 3 pp. 

F. Ill, 175 

1782 Heath, Wplliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 9 [Newburgh]. Forwarding newspapers and a let 

ter from Maj. [Theodore] Woodbridge. L. S. 
1 p. 56, 215 

1782 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To [George] Washington 

MAY 9 [Newburgh]. Despatches from Sir Guy Carleton. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered May 10. 56, 214 

1782 Tallmadge, Benjamin. Worthington [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 9 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Transmits 

letter from Silas Deane and requests its return. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 212 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Sir Guy Carleton 

MAY 10 [New York]. The inhuman excesses of the war; 

determination in regard to late transaction [mur 
der of Capt. Joshua Huddy] ; request for passport 
for Dr. [Maurice] Morgann; all flags to be hereaf 
ter received at Dobb s Ferry. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. E. 479 
1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Col. [Elias] Dayton 

MAY 10 [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Orders establish- 



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ing Dobb s Ferry as the only flag post. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 265 

Same to Lt. Col. Samuel Canfleld and Maj. Theodore Woodbridge. 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 10 liam] Heath [Highlands]. Orders for all flags to 

be received at Dobb s Ferry. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 263 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Capt. [John] 

MAY 10 Pray [Nyack, New York]. Receipt of despatches 

from Sir Guy Carleton; approbation of Fray s 

detention of the officer bearing same. Draft. 

1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 267 

1782 Canfield, Samuel. Stamford [Connecticut]. To Capt. 

MAY 10 [Thomas] Prichard, Bedford [New York]. For 

wards a deserter from Duboys New York regi 
ment. A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 244 
1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 
MAY 10 [Newburgh]. Brig. Gen. [John] Glover s absence. 
L. S. 2 pp. 56, 218 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 10 [Newburgh]. Court-martial of two sergeants and 

a soldier of the Connecticut Line; existence of an 
agitation among non-commissioned officers; 
doubling of guards at West Point; uneasiness of 
the troops. L. S. 1 p. 56, 219 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 10 [Newburgh]. Management of recruiting service 

in the Eastern states; uselessness of recruits for 
warded by Lt. Col. [Ezra] Badlam; need of offi 
cers at various points; uneasiness among troops 
on account of contract issues of provisions; 
method of weighing; difficulty experienced by 
the Connecticut Line; fine Rhode Island recruits; 
two French [seamen] deserters. L. S. 3 pp. 

56, 219 

1782 Humphreys, [David and Jonathan] Trumbull, [jr., New- 

MAY 10 burgh]. To [Comfort] Sands & Co [Fishkill, New 

York]. Adjustment of complaints against the 

Contractors. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 

Trumbull. B. XV, pt. 1, 269 



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1782 Noailles, Comte de. [Paris.] To [George] Washington 

MAY 10 [Newburgh]. Removal from the [regiment] 

Soissonnais to the King s Light Horse; regret at 

not being able to return to America. A. L. S. 

1 p. Answered Oct. 18. 56, 224 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Col. [Lewis] 

MAY 11 Nicola [Fishkill, New York]. Uncertainty of 

location of the Invalid regiment. Draft. 1 p. 

In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 273 

1782 Allen, N[athaniel] C[oit]. New Hampshire Huts [High- 

MAY 11 lands]. To [George] Washington [Newburgh]. 

Claim to rank over Capt-lt. [Jonathan] Gary. 

A. L. S. 2 pp. 57, 326 

1782 Eskridge, William. Cumberland Court House. Weekly 

MAY 11 return of detachment at Cumberland Court 

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

Enclosed in Muhlenberg to Washington, 1782, 

May 18. 56, 275 

Heath, W[illiam], Highlands. To [George] Washington 
[Newburgh]. Transmitting court-martial pro 
ceedings [on three Connecticut mutineers]. L. S. 
1 p. 56, 225 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington, 

MAY 11 Newburgh. Washington s letters forwarded; 

sicklinessof 1st Massachusetts brigade; quality of 
the contract whiskey; substitution of bread and 
pease for a part of the liquor ration; questions 
troops mentioned in orders as those on Eastern 
side of the river; distinction made in the con 
tract. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 226 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Correspondence with 
Quartermaster General Beville in regard to for 
age consumed in Westchester county, New York, 
last campaign [July-August, 1781]. A. L. S. 
1 p. Enclosed hi Heath to Washington, 1782, 
May 23. 56, 324 

1782 Sands, Comfort & Co. Fishkill [New York]. To [Lt.] 
MAY n Cols. [David] Humphreys and [Jonathan] Trum 
bull [jr., Newburgh]. Trifling and untrue nature 
of officers complaints; refers matter to the 
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Financier [Robert Morris] and the Secretary at 
War [Benjamin Lincoln]; proposal of bond from 
officers of the Army and reimbursement as found 
due from them or the Contractors. L. S. 2 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to Benson, Smith and 
Hobart, 1782, July 9. 55, 216 

Tnpper, Benjamin. Albany. To [George] Washington 
[Newburgh]. Advisability of executing a soldier 
of the 1st New Hampshire in the presence of 
that regiment. L. S. 1 p. 56, 227 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Col. Timothy 

MAY 12 Pickering, Philadelphia]. Orders to prepare 

plank for the campaign and report on number, 
etc. of boats. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 275 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Villefranche 

MAY 12 [West Point]. Orders to arrange with the 

Quartermaster General [Col. Timothy Pickering,] 
for plank and other supplies for the coming 
campaign. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 277 

1782 Canfield, Samuel. Near Stamford [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 12 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Acknowl 

edging orders. Recent copy. 1 p. 56, 229 

1782 Canfield, Samuel. Near Stamford [Connecticut]. To 

MAY 12 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Postpone 

ment of granting a flag until further orders; 
transmits return of his troops. A. L. S. 1 p. 

56, 230 

[1782] Canfield, Samuel. [Near Stamford, Connecticut]. Return 
[MAY 12] of the Connecticut State battalion commanded 

by him. Tabular statement. A. D. of Can- 
field. Signed by Henry Bull, Adj. 1 p. En 
closed in preceding entry. 56, 231 

1782 Fernald, Tobias. Hampshire Huts [Highlands]. To 

MAY 12 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Dispute of 

rank between Lts. Jonathan Gary and Nathaniel 

Coit Allen. L. S. 2 pp. 57, 324 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Answers to his queries; 
expense of forwarding recruits; French deserters; 
commutation of rum and whiskey; troops com- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2115 

prehended in the moving Army and supplies 
for same. Draft. 4 pp. In handwriting of Da 
vid Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 279 
1782 Washington, George. [Newburgh] To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 
MAYIS Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Lt. [Nathaniel Coit] 
Allen s complaint of rank; finalty of boards of 
officers decisions. L. S. 1 p. In handwriting of 
Benjamin Walker. 57, 322 

The draft, also by Walker, Is In B. IV, pt. 1, 283. 

1782 Bieniewsky, [Beniowszky ?] C[omte de]. Philadelphia. To 

MAY 13 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Has presented 

his proposals [for forming a German legionary 
corps] to the Board of War. A. L. S. ? 2 pp. 

56, 232 

1782 Dayton, Jonathan. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 13 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Forwarding 

intelligence; British transports at New York; 
departure of [Sir Henry] Clinton; articles of ca 
pitulation of Minorca; mysterious conduct of 
enemy. A. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 233 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 13 [Newburgh]. Execution of a soldier of the Con 

necticut line ordered; forwards deserters; Sir 
Guy Carleton s visit to [British] outposts. L. S. 
1 p. 56, 243 

1782 Humphreys, David. Newburgh. To [Col. Timothy Pick- 

MAY 13 ering, Philadelphia]. Order for tents for accom 

modation of sick in the field. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. XV, pt. 1, 285 

1782 Livingston, William. Trenton [New Jersey]. To Sir Guy 

MAY 13 Carleton [New York]. Gratitude for release of 

[Lt.] Col. [Henry Brockholst] Livingston; Carle- 
ton s humanity; willingness to join in prevent 
ing acts of retaliation; Livingston s instrumen 
tality to obtain peace; disposition of the English 
people for peace and that of the Government. 
Contemporary copy. 4 pp. Enclosed in Carle- 
ton to Washington, 1782, Aug. 13. 56, 240 

1782 Eochambeau, Comte de. Williamsburg [Virginia]. To 

MAY 13 [George Washington, Newburgh]. Importance 

of intelligence from New York; readiness to 
march; impossibility of a march lyy land to Head 
of Elk; lack of vessels; purpose of the roundabout 
route proposed; management of the tobacco pay- 



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ment for merchandize captured at Yorktown 
turned over to Gov. [Benjamin] Harrison; as 
surance of celerity of movement if required; re 
ported engagement of Comte de Grasse and [Vice] 
Adml. [George Brydges] Rodney on Apr. 12 [off 
Martinique]; junction with Spanish fleet. L. S. 
4 pp. Answered May 28. 56, 246 

The italicized portion is in cipher, a translation of which is in 56, 248. 

1782 Shepard, William. [Highlands.] To [George] Washington 

MAY 13 [Newburgh]. Requesting leave of absence. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Trumbull: "granted" 

56, 273 

1782 Dayton, Elias. Chatham [New Jersey], To [George] 

MAY 14 Washington [Newburgh]. Secret proceedings of 

court-martial [of Lt. Col. John N. Gumming]; 
report on the condition of the Jersey Line; ac 
knowledges orders putting a stop to flags; report 
from a London paper of orders to evacuate New 
York and Charleston. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 18. 56, 248 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 14 [Newburgh]. Transmitting papers; reported 

embarkation at Charleston [South Carolina] for 
Jamaica. L. S. 1 p. 56, 250 

1782 Irvine, William. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. Return of 

MAY 14 troops at Fort Pitt. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 

of John Finley. 2 pp. Enclosed in Irvine to, 
Washington, 1782, May 21. 56, 301 a 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAYU ton [Newburgh]. [Brig.] Gen. [Moses] Hazen s 

application for supplies for his regiment [2d Cana 
dian]; question of tents. A. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed by Trumbull: "no Tents to be sent." 

56, 251 

1782 Sands, Comfort & Co. Fishkill [New York]. To[theCom- 

MAY 14 mittee of Field Officers of the Army, Highlands]. 

Answers to their complaints respecting beef; 
payment of due-bills; vinegar; flour deductions 
and price of rum; willingness to arbitrate all dis 
putes. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. Enclosed in 
Continental Army, Field Officers to Washington, 
1782, May. 55, 207 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. [Stephen] 

MAY 15 Olney, Philadelphia. Ordering the Rhode Island 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2117 

regiment to join the Army; guard for the British 
officer [Capt. Charles Asgill] selected for [execu 
tion in] retaliation [for murder of Capt. Joshua 
Huddy]. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 295 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Col. [Timothy] 

MAY 15 Pickering [Philadelphia]. Requesting his pres 

ence with the Army; inconveniences caused by 
his absence. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
Washington and Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 291 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Brig. Gen. 
MAY 15 [Peter] Muhlenberg [Cumberland Court House, 

Virginia]. Questioning a delivery of muskets 
and other military stores. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 287 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Philip [John] 

MAY 15 Schuyler [Albany]. Contract with [William] 

Duer. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan 

Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 289 

1782 Washington, George. Newburgh To Maj. [Benjamin] 

MAY 15 Tallmadge [Wethersfield, Connecticut]. Opinion 

[of Silas Deane]. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 

of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 293 

1782 Prescott, Oliver. Groton [Massachusetts]. To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 15 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Requesting par 

don for Peter Cummings Gilbert. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 1782, May 29. 

57, 11 

1782 Sands, Comfort & Co. Fishkill [New York]. To[theCom- 

MAY 15 mittee of Field Officers ? Continental Army, 

Highlands]. Vouchers for issues must be com 
plete; returns may be endorsed on the back as to 
substituted articles. Contemporary copy. 
Continental Army, Field Officers. Reply to [Comfort] 
Sands answer. Mercantable quality of beef; 
due-bills; flour retained; question of rum. 2pp. 
Enclosed in Continental Army, Field Officers to 
Washington, 1782, May. 55, 208 

1782 [Sands, Comfort & Co.] [Fishkill, New York.] To [Maj. 

MAR. 15 Gen. William Heath, Highlands]. Dispute over 

removal of the kidneys from meat; refusal to 



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submit question to arbitrators; will lay same 
before [Robert] Morris. Contemporary extract. 
On same document with Heath to Sands & Co., 
1782, Mar. 8. 

[Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil 
liam] Heath [Highlands]. Ordering agreement 
made with [Comfort] Sands as to articles to sub 
stitute for whiskey ration of officers. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 297 

1782 Washington,] Gfeorge]. Newburgh. To [Comfort Sands 

MAY 16 & Co., Fishkill, New York]. Establishment of an 

issuing post at Newburgh; complaint of meat 
issues; compliance with terms of the contract. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of William 
Stephens Smith. B. XV, pt. 1, 299 

1782 [Heath, William.] [Highlands.] To [Comfort Sands & 

MAR. 16 Co., Fishkill, New York]. Surprise at their 

attitude over the kidney dispute; advice of the 
Secretary at War [Benjamin Lincoln]; requests 
explicit answer as to willingness to submit the 
matter to arbitrators. Contemporary extract, 
on same document with Heath to Sands & Co., 
1782, Mar. 8. 

Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 
[Newburgh]. Relief of Lt. Col. [Ezra] Badlam; 
sergeants sent to march forward the [Massa- 
chusetts] recruits; exchange of Continental 

soldiers imprisoned in the Sugar House in New 
York. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 257 

1782 Laurance, John. Newburgh. To [George] Washington 

MAY 16 [Newburgh]. Resignation. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Endorsed by Trumbull: "Accepted." 56, 255 
Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 
[Newburgh] Requesting leave of absence for 
Col. [Heman] Swift. L. S. 1 p. 56, 259a 

1782 Hughes, Hugh. Fishkill [New York.] To [Lt.] Col. 

MAY 17 [David] Humphreys [Newburgh]. Lumber for 

ensuing campaign; Maj. Villefranche s estimate. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. 56, 258 

1782 La Luzerne, Chevalier de. Philadelphia. To [George] 

MAY 17 Washington [Newburgh]. Appreciation of Wash 

ington s information; truth of the reports 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2119 

respecting Comte de Grasse. L. S. 2 pp. (In 
French.) 56, 262 

Translation by Walker 56, 264. 

1782 Parsons, Samuel H[olden]. Middletown [Connecticut]. 

MAY 17 To [George Washington, Newburgh]. Requests 

permission to remain in the country on account of 
his health; resignation the alternative. A. L. S. 
1 p. Answered May 28. 56, 261 

1782 Swift, Heman. Connecticut Village [Highlands]. To 

MAY 17 Maj. Gen. William Heath, Robinson s House 

[Highlands]. Requesting leave of absence. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 
1782, May 17. 56, 260 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Col. Elias Dayton 

MAY 18 [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Criticism of court- 

martial proceedings [on Lt. Col. John N. Cum- 
mings]; disapproval of findings. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 305 

1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Newburgh.] To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 18 [Moses] Hazen [Lancaster, Pennsylvania]. Infor 

mation from Secretary at War [Benjamin Lin 
coln] ; orders to select [by lot] a British Captain 
for [execution in] retaliation [for murder of Capt. 
Joshua Huddy] from among all the prisoners. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 
bull, jr. In Sparks, 8, 297. B. XV, pt. 1, 303 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAYIS liam] Heath [Highlands]. Awaiting determi 

nation of Congress as to exchanges. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Jonathan TrumbuU, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 301 

1782 Cochran, John, James Craik and Henry latimer. To 

MAY 18 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Agreement 

with observations of the Secretary at War [Ben 
jamin Lincoln] on treatment of regimental sick; 
need of hospital tents; hospital stores to be 
obtained from the Contractors [Comfort Sand & 
Co]; reports and deduction of rations of sick. 
L. S. 3 pp. 56, 271 

1782 Dayton, Jonathan. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 

MAY 18 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Sailing of a 

transport fleet with invalids for Europe; court- 



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martial of Capt. [Richard] Lippincott; feeling 
between the British officers and the Refugees; 
lack of confirmation of British victory on [April] 
12th [off Martinique]. A. L. S. 2 pp. Answered 
May 21. 56, 266 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 18 [Newburgh]. Brigadiers and brigade officers to 

be convened ; feu de joie in New York on account 
of the West Indies engagement [battle off Marti 
nique]. L. S. 1 p. 56, 270 

1782 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. Richmond [Virginia]. To [George 

MAT 18 Washington, Newburgh]. Transmitting returns ; 

settlement of arrangement of the Virginia Line; 

non-receipt of clothing or orders. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Endorsed by Trumbull: "No answer." 56, 273 

1782 Weissenfels, Frederick. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

MAY 18 Washington, New Windsor [Newburgh]. Cham 

of guards from the Catskill mountains to Rhine- 
beck [New York] and posts at Orangetown and 
Bedford; provision supply; ammunition for 
troops on the Western frontier. A. L. S. 2 pp. 

56, 268 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Col. Philip Van 

MAY 19 Cortlandt, Pomp ton, New Jersey]. Term of serv 

ice of John Chamberlayne ; officers to receive 
levies for the New York Line. Draft. 1 p. In 
handwriting of David Cobb, Hodijah Baylies 
and Benjamin Walker. B. XV, pt. 1, 309 

[1782] [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Lt.] Col. [Fred- 
MAY 19 erick] Weissenfels [Fishkill, New York]. Orders 

for contract issues to levies; ammunition for 
troops on the frontier. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of Benjamin Walker. B. XV, pt. 1, 311 

1782 Greene, N[athanael]. [Near Bacon s Bridge, South Caro- 

MAY19 lina.] To [George] Washington [Newburgh]. 

Comte de Grasse s defeat [off Martinique] ; prob 
able activity of British in [South Carolina]; 
question of command if Comte de Rochambeau 
is ordered South; need of exertion by Virginia; 
requests information of Washington s plans of 
offensive operations. A. L. S. 4 pp. Marked, 
private. In Sparks, Letters to Washfngton, 3, 
507. 56, 282 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2121 

Greene, Nathanael. Near Bacon Bridge [South Carolina]. 
To [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Checking 
of mutiny by execution of a sergeant and sending 
off others to laboratory; effectiveness of the 
measures; belief that Charleston will not be 
evacuated; delay in supplies; need of a per 
manent incorporation of troops and officers; 
returns enclosed ; mortifying inactivity ; reported 
defeat of Comte de Grasse; enemy could be 
driven from South Carolina and Georgia with aid 
of the French army. L. S. 4 pp. 56, 285 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 19 [Newburgh]. Obtaining hats from Boston for the 

3d Massachusetts regiment. L. S. 1 p. 56,276 
1782 laurens, John. Bacon s Bridge [South Carolina]. To 

MAY 19 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Honoring 

of bill for amount expended for Washington in 
France; politics in South Carolina; groundless 
report of evacuation of Charleston; inactivity 
of the campaign; desire to serve where active 
plans are to be executed. A. L. S. 6 pp. In 
Sparks, Letters to Washington, 3, 505. 

56, 277 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [William] Duer & 

MAY 20 Co. [Albany]. Orders to supply levies in the up 

per counties and on the frontier. Draft. 1 p. 
In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 323 

[1782] [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Maj.] Gen. [Wil- 
[MAY 20] ham] Heath [Highlands]. Granting Col. [John] 

Greaton s request. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Benjamin Walker. B. XV, pt. 1, 313 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Sands, Livings- 

MAY 20 ton & Co. [Fishkill, New York]. Orders to sup 

ply New York levies in lower parts of the state. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Benjamin 
Walker. B. XV, pt. 1, 321 

1780 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Col. [Benjamin] 

2 Tupper [Albany]. Approving sentence of Shem 

Kentfield; warrant for execution; Contractors 
[William Duer & Co.] and hard bread. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 315 



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1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Lt. Col. Fred- 

MAY 20 erick Weissenfels, Fishkill, New York]. Encour 

agement to the eight months men to enlist in the 
Continental regiments. Draft. 2 pp. In hand 
writing of Benjamin Walker. B. XV, pt. 1,317 
1782 Badlam, Ezra. Boston. To [George] Washington [New- 

MAY 20 burgh]. Explaining forwarding of worthless re 

cruits; apprehension of deserters. A. L. S. 2pp. 

56, 287 

1782 Olney, Jeremiah. Providence [Rhode Island]. To [George] 

MAY 20 Washington, Newburgh. Thanks for permission 

to remain in Rhode Island; recruits forwarded; 
arrest of Ensign [Reuben] Johnson; introduces 
David Howell. A. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 288 

Parker, Thomas. Richmond [Virginia]. Return of a de 
tachment of Continental troops from the Eastern 
Shore. Tabular statement. A. D. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Muhlenberg to Washington, 1782, 
May 25. 56, 342 

1782 Parsons, Samuel Hfolden]. Middletown [Connecticut]. 

MAY 20 To [George Washington, Newburgh]. Recom 

mending Reuben Smith Norton, Samuel Mix and 
Ezekiel Cowles for subaltern commissions in the 
Sappers & Miners. A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 290 

[1782] [Pomeroy, Ralph.] [Hartford, Connecticut]. To [Col. 

[MAY 20] Timothy Pickering, New Windsor]. Purchase of 

ox-teams; need of money to pay for same; en 
closes a return of public boats. Contemporary 
extracts. 1 p. Enclosed in Mix to Trumbull, 
1782, May 23. 56, 332 

1782 Pomeroy, Ralph. Hartford [Connecticut]. Return of pub- 

MAY 20 lie boats in Connecticut. Tabular statement. 

Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Mix to 

Trumbull, 1782, May 23. 56, 333 

1782 Pray, John. Nyack [New York]. To Maj. Gen. [William] 

MAY 20 Heath [Highlands]. Reported embarkation at 

New York; recall of Pioneers from Kingsbridge 
and Hessians from Long Island; firing of signal 
guns. A. L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1782, May 21. 56, 306 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Sir Guy Carleton 

MAY 21 [New York]. Refusal of Congress to receive Dr. 

[Maurice] Morgann ; request for transportation of 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEOKGE WASHINGTON 2123 

exiled South Carolinians to their homes. Draft. 
2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

E. 483 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Capt. Jonathan 

MAY 21 Dayton [Elizabethtown, New Jersey]. Deten 

tion of a British flag. Draft. 1 p. In handwrit 
ing of David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 325 
1782 Anonymous. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To [George 

MAY 21 Washington, Newburgh]. Assembling of shipping 

and preparation of British army for a review. 
Extract by David Cobb. 1 p. 

C. C. 152, 10, 575 

1782 Board of Officers. Richmond [Virginia]. Proceedings on 

MAY 21 claim of Capts. [David] Hopkins. [John] Swan 

and [John] Watts to majority in the First Con 
tinental Dragoons. Contemporary copy of orig 
inal signed by P[eter] Muhlenberg, William 
Davies and O[liver] Towles. Approved by [Vir 
ginia] Council May 23. 1 p. Enclosed in Hop 
kins to Washington, 1782, Sep. 1. 59, 4 
1782 Clift, W[ills]. Near Pine s Bridge [New York]. To Maj. 
MAY 21 Gen. [William] Heath, Robinson s House [High 
lands]. Report of preparations of enemy for an 
expedition up the river; [Col. James] De Lan- 
cey s corps arming again. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
closed in Heath to Washington, 1782, May 21. 

56, 305 

Dayton, Jonathan. Elizabethtown [New Jersey]. To 
[George] Washington [Newburgh]. Detention of 
[David] Lenox; preparation of a fleet at New 
York; relief of regular troops by militia in New 
York; purpose of reviewing the former. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 56, 298 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 21 [Newburgh]. Boys and deserters sent from 

Massachusetts as recruits ; difficulties of the case ; 

recall of Lt. Col. [Ezra] Badlam; instructions 

sent other officers. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 303 

1782 Heath, Wfilliam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 21 [Newburgh]. Forwarding intelligence from Capt. 

[John] Pray. L. S. 1 p. 56, 304 

1782 Irvine, William. Fort Pitt [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY 21 Washington [Newburgh]. Assembly of inhabit- 



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ants for an expedition against Sandusky; con 
ditions insisted on by Irvine; Col. [William] 
Crawford and other officers to accompany the 
expedition; inability to obtain a knowledge of 
the road to Niagara; expedition s request for 
instructions from Irvine ; good behavior of troops 
[at Fort Pitt]. A. L. S. 3 pp. In Sparks, Let 
ters to Washington, 3, 509. 56, 300 
1782 Nicola, Lewis. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 
MAY 21 ington, Newburgh. Coming meeting of field 
officers; regulations suggested for the Invalid 
regiment. A. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 308 
1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Newburgh]. To Brig. Gen. 
MAY [22] [John] Glover [Boston]. Recruiting service in 
Massachusetts; Glover s health. Draft. 2 pp. 
In handwriting of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 335 

1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Newburgh.] To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 22 [Nathanael] Greene [near Dorchester, South 

Carolina]. Postponement of plan for campaign; 
change of Ministry in England and Sir Guy 
Carleton s conciliatory instructions; birth of a 
Dauphin of France. Draft. 3 pp. In hand 
writing of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. In Sparks, 
8, 299. B. XV, pt. 1, 331 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Col. Ann Hawkes 

MAY 22 Hay, Haverstraw, New York]. His request for 

cannon from Stony Point. Draft. 2 pp. In 
handwriting of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 339 

1782 Washington,] G[eorge]. [Newburgh.] To Brig. Gen. 

MAY 22 [William] Irvine [Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania]. Re 

lief of Indians; information respecting Niagara. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 337 
1782 Washington, George. Newburgh. To Col. [Lewis] Nicola 
MAY 22 [Fishkill, New York]. Painful sensations caused 
by his letter; disagreeable nature of his ideas; 
justice to the Army. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 
Attested, as a true copy of letter sent, by D. 
Humphreys and Jona. Trumbull, jr. In Ford, 
10,21. P. 11,515 
[1782] Frothingham, Ebenezer. [Highlands.] To [William Alex- 
[MAY22?] ander,] Lord Stirling [Highlands]. His preten- 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2125 

sions to rank and loss of same by arrangement 
of the Connecticut Line. A. L. S. 1 p. En 
dorsed by Stirling : "Lt Frothingham is arranged 
agreably to the date of his Commission." 

56, 310 

1782 Hazard, Ebenezer. Philadelphia. To [George] Washing- 

MAY 22 ton [Newburgh]. Requests opinion on safety of 

Kakiat [New York]; time saved between Phila 
delphia and Boston if mails can remain there 
over night. A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 315 

1782 Nicola, Lewis. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

MAY [22?] ington [Newburgh]. Presents a matter of 

moment; begs a judgement of the whole and not 

by parts. A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 291 

[1782] [Nicola, Lewis.] [Fishkill, New York.] To [George Wash- 
[MAY 22?] ington, Newburgh]. Sufferings of the Army 

from lack of pay; inadequate depreciation cer 
tificates; intention not to disband until all 
promises made are fulfilled; prospect before the 
soldiers; the republican form of government 
contrasted with the European monarchies; the 
English constitution; land grants to the Army 
and payment of debts due; method proposed; 
the depreciation certificates; adoption of form 
of government with Washington at its head; 
advantages of the title of King; use of the Army; 
danger to be apprehended from Canada; confi 
dence in communicating these sentiments. A. D. 
7 pp. Enclosed in preceding entry. In part in 
Ford, 10, 23, note. 56, 293 

1782 Olney, Coggeshall. [Philadelphia.] To [George] Wash- 

MAY 22 ington [Newburgh]. Transmitting proceedings 

of a general court-martial. L. S. 1 p. 56,313 

1782 Trumbull, Jonathan] jr. [Newburgh.] To Maj. Gen. 

MAY 22 [William] Heath [Highlands]. Ordering arrest 

of [Lt.] Col. [Ezra] Badlam; sending back unfit 

recruits [from Massachusetts]; enjoins vigilance. 

Auto, draft signed. 2 pp. B. XV, pt. 1, 327 

1782 Anonymous. [New York.] To [George] Washington [New- 

MAY23 burgh]. Intentions [of Sir Guy Carleton]; 

preparations for embarkation. Contemporary 
copy by Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 

C. C. 152, 10, 577 



2126 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1782 Carleton, [Sir] Guy. New York. To [George] Washington 

MAY 23 [Newburgh]. Willingness to grant passports and 

return South Carolina inhabitants to their homes 
at the expense of the King [of Great Britain]; 
preparation of transports. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 316 
1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 23 [Newburgh] Efforts to obtain documents re 

specting forage consumed by allied Armies in 
Westchester county [New York] last campaign 
[July- August, 1781]; [Quartermaster] General 
Beville; inability to obtain a return of the horses, 
etc. in the French Army without Washington s 
orders; requests directions. L. S. 2 pp. 

56, 320a 

1782 Mix, John. [New Windsor.] To [Lt.] Col. [Jonathan] 

MAY 23 Trumbull [jr., Newburgh]. Transmitting return 

of public boats in Connecticut and extracts of let 
ter respecting ox-teams. A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 331 
1782 Nicola, Lewis. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 23 ington [Newburgh]. Sensibility at Washington s 

reproof; the mistake made; assurances of atti 
tude. A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 329a 
1782 Ogden, M[atthias]. Bottle Hill [New Jersey]. To [George] 
MAY 23 Washington [Newburgh]. Forwarding informa 
tion; difficulty in obtaining intelligence; matters 
to be broached by Capt. [Aaron] Ogden. A. L. 
S. 2 pp. 56, 325 
1782 [Ogden, Matthias.] Bottle Hill [New Jersey]. Intelligence 
MAY 23 of an embarkation at New York; dismissal of 
horses from the [British] service; cessation of 
work on fortifications; assembling of regular 
troops for a review. A. D. 1 p. Enclosed in 
preceding entry. 56, 326 
1782 S. G. [Secret Service.] New York. To John Bolton 
MAY 23 [Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge, Westchester County, 
New York]. Transports sailed for Europe; 
review of troops in New York; force at North 
end of city and Long Island; reductions in for 
age and barrack-masters departments; wagons 
and horses sold; troops ready to embark; inde 
pendence. A. L. S.| 2 pp. W 
1782 Tupper, Benjamin. Albany. To [George] Washington 
MAY 23 [Newburgh]. Informationfrom a prisoner of spies 
to be sent from Canada to burn the Continental 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2127 

frigate building at Portsmouth; description of 
the men; inhabitants on Connecticut river cor 
responding with the enemy. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Trumbull: "Copy transmitted to 
President Weare." 56, 318 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Capt. [Thomas] 

MAY 24 Machin [West Point?]. Orders to take charge 

of New York levies to join the Continental 
Line. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Benja 
min Walker. B. XV, pt. 1, 341 

Same to Lt. John Funnan and Ensign Barnabus Swartwout. 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 24 [Newburgh]. Lack of meat; exhaustion of re 

serve supply of provisions at West Point; delay 
of Contractors; danger of the situation; transfer 
of Dr. [Samuel] Woodward. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed by Trumbull: "Ansd & written to Mr. 
Sands." " 56, 335 

1782 Huntington, Jedidiah. Hartford [Connecticut], To 

MAY 24 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Difficulties of 

the recruiting service; evasion practiced by the 
people; raising of militia; impost passed by the 
lower house [Connecticut Assembly]. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 56, 334 

1782 Nicola, Lewis. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 24 ington [Newburgh]. Desire to remove any unfa 

vorable impression [caused by his letter of May 
22 ?] ; assurance of non-connection with scheme 
not to disband the Army; unfulfilled promises of 
Congress; Nicola s suggested compromise; his 
personal situation; agitation of mind; his former 
letter. A. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 338 

[1782] [Walker, Benjamin.] [Newburgh.] Memorandum of sys- 

[MAY 24] tern proposed for issue [of provisions] to the offi 

cers and method of accounting for same; settle 
ment of discrepancies in accounts. A. D. 3 pp. 
Enclosed in Washington to Benson, Smith & 
Hobart, 1782, July 9. 55, 193 

1782 Wayne, Anthony. Ebenezer [Georgia]. To [Maj.] Gen. 

MAY 24 [Nathanael] Greene [near Bacon s Bridge, South 

Carolina]. Account of the battle of Ogechee 

Koad. Copy by Wayne. 6 pp. Enclosed in 

Wayne to Washington, 1783, Nov. 1. 

C. C. 152, 11, 579 



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1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Col. [Elias] Day- 

MAY 25 ton [Elizabethtown, New Jersey], Distrust of a 

secret agent; authorizing the suggested enter- 
prize. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of William 
Stephens Smith. B. XV, pt. 1, 351 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Col. Matthias 

MAY 25 Ogden, Morristown, New Jersey]. Permission to 

undertake an enterprise. Draft. 1 p. In hand 
writing of William Stephens Smith. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 355 

Washington, George. Newburgh. To Comfort Sands 
[Fishkill, New York], Failure to comply with 
terms of his contract in supplying West Point 
and criticism thereof. Auto, draft signed. 3 pp. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 357 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Comfort Sands 

MAY 25 & Co., Fishkill, New York]. Their misstatements 

to the Army as to the settlement of contract dis 
putes; demands answer to his question. Draft. 
5 pp. In handwriting of David Humphreys. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 345 

1782 Heath, Wfilliam], Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 25 [Newburgh]. Question of granting a flag for 

[paroled] British officers waiting at Dobbs Ferry. 
L. S. 1 p. 56, 339a 

1782 Muhlenberg, P[eter]. Richmond [Virginia]. To [George 

MAY 25 Washington, Newburgh]. Forwarding of re 

cruits; resolves of the [Virginia] House of Assem 
bly against negotiations with the enemy. A. L. S. 
1 p. 56, 341 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY 26 liana] Heath [Highlands]. Permission to paroled 

British officers to go into New York; granting of 
flags; permission to Aaron Olmsted to go into 
New York. Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of 
David Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 361 

1782 Peck, Augustus. New York. Parole. Contemporary 

MAY 26 copy. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 

1782, May 29. 57, 12 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Col. M[atthias] 

MAY 27 Ogden [Newark, New Jersey]. Secret service 

matter; directions [respecting Pierre De Peyster] ; 

apprehension of a loyalist; Ogden s proposed 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2129 

enterprise against the enemy. Draft. 3 pp. In 
handwriting of Hodijah Baylies. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 363 

1782 Gordon, James. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY 27 Washington. [Newburgh]. Protest against the 

selection of Capt. [Charles] Asgill for execution 
in retaliation for murder of Capt. [Joshua] Huddy; 
Asgill s status under the capitulation of York- 
town. A. L. S. 3 pp. 114, 4 

1782 Hazen, Moses. Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

MAY 27 Washington [Newburgh]. Selection, by lot, of 

Capt. Charles Asgill [for execution in retaliation 
for murder of Capt. Joshua Huddy]; rage of the 
BritisTi officers [prisoners] against Sir Henry 
Clinton; permission granted by Hazen for an 
officer to go to New York in the matter; dis 
charge of Maj. [Tarleton] Woodson; case of Maj. 
[James Randolph] Reid; his court-martial; de 
fense, etc. history of the case; information re 
specting status of certain other British officers 
who are unconditional prisoners of war. A. L. S. 
4. pp. Answered June 4. 114, 2 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 27 [Newburgh]. Acknowledging directions as to 

flags; question of use of public-store and other 
buildings, in the Continental Village, by the Con 
tractors; uneasiness at empty state of the provi 
sion magazines; decision of officers on substitu 
tion of pease and bread for a part of the rum 
ration; fruitless effort to settle matter with the 
Contractors. L. S. 2 pp. Answered May 28. 

56, 348 

[1782] J. 0. [British Secret Service.] To ? Intentions 

[MAY 27] of the Americans; their financial difficulties; 

taxes; news from Havana; expected arrival of 
Marquis de Lafayette. Contemporary copy by 
Jonathan Trumbull, jr. 3 pp., and endorsed 
by him: "Copy of Papers relative to Mr. De 
Peyster." W 

1782 [J. 0.] [British Secret Service.] W[est?] P[oint?]. To 
MAY 27 ? Sends Philadelphia newspapers; au 

thenticity of report of troops being ordered to 
. quit New York, etc. Contemporary copy by 
William Stephens Smith. 1 p. W 

56214 VOL 312 32 



2130 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1782 Montonr, John. [Newburgh?] To [George] Washington 

MAY 27 [Newburgh]. Inability to serve the country in 

his present assigned post; requests to serve 

where he may be useful and a warrant for pay 

and clothing due him. A. L. S. 1 p. W 

1782 Ogden, M[atthias]. Newark [New Jersey]. To [George] 

MAY 27 Washington [Newburgh]. Secret service mat 

ters; transfer of a militia officer to insure non 
interference with Ogden s plans; British fleet at 
New York. A. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 347 

1782 Tupper, Benjamin. Albany. To [George] Washington 

MAY 27 [Newburgh]. Levies to relieve the garrisons on 

the Mohawk; discipline of the 2d New Hamp 
shire regiment; completion of block-house at 
Fort Plain; need of additional rations to provide 
for destitute officers. A. L. S. 2 pp. 56, 346 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj. Gen. [Wil- 

MAY28 Ham] Heath [Highlands]. Passing of persons 

under flags; stores, etc. to be furnished Con 
tractors; commutation of articles; flag regu 
lation. Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of David 
Humphreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 367 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Maj . Gen. [Samuel 

MAY 28 Holden] Parsons [Redding, Connecticut]. His 

desire to resign; application for leave of absence. 
Draft. 3 pp. In handwriting of David Hum 
phreys. B. XV, pt. 1, 371 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Comte de Ro- 

MAY 28 chambeau [Williamsburg]. Sir Guy Carleton s 

conciliatory powers; suspicions of England s sin 
cerity; conflicting reports of Comte de Grasse s 
action in the West Indies [off Martinique]. 
Draft. 2 pp. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum- 
bull, jr. D. II, 63 

1782 Heer, Bartholomew von. Reading [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAY 28 [George Washington, Newburgh]. State of his 

troop; awaits orders. A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 353 

1782 Nicola, Lewis. Fishkill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

[MAY] 28 ington, Newburgh]. Misapprehension of Nicola s 

letter [of May 22] ; Congress and promises to the 
Army; action of Eastern States; reason for ad 
dressing Washington; discontent in the Army; 
various forms of government; land grants to 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2131 

soldiers; Nicola s children; his project. A. L. S. 
4 pp. Endorsed by Washington: "28th Feb. 
1782 but ought to be 28th May." 57, 2 

1782 Van Rensselaer, P[ierre]. Albany. Keturn of arms and 

MAY 28 ammunition in store at Albany. A. D. S. Tab 

ular statement. 1 p. Enclosed in Tupper to 
Washington, 1782, May 30. 57, 30 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To Col. B[enjamin] 

MAY 29 Tupper [Albany]. His retention of command; 

request for additional ration; lack of money; 
approval of his arrangements in collecting Con 
tinental troops. Draft. 1 p. In handwriting 
of Jonathan Trumbull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 375 

1782 Gardiner, Thomas. Cornwall [New York]. Certificate 

MAY 29 of his wish to go into New York and his good 

character. D. S. Judah Kellogg. Edward 
Rogers. Andrew Young. Justices of the Peace 
and Selectment. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to 
Washington, 1782, June 2. 57, 43 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George Washington, 

MAY 29 Newburgh]. Treatment of flags; inconvenient 

location of 10th Massachusetts regiment; horses 
of paroled British officers held by Capt. [John] 
Pray. A. L. S. 2 pp. Endorsed by Trumbull: 
"10th Massa. ordered to encamp. Capt. Pray 
directed (thro Mr. Skinner) to send hi the horses. 
A Depty Corny, of Prisoners to be in the neigh 
borhood of Capt. Pray." 57, 6 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

MAY 29 [Newburgh]. Parole of two Continental soldiers 

by Sir Guy Carleton; suspicions of craft; requests 
instructions; return of Peter Cummings Gilbert, 
a deserter; delay in court-martial matters for 
want of judge-advocate. L. S. 2 pp. En 
dorsed by Trumbull: "Soldiers paroled, to join 
their Regts. & credit Given. Gilbert to be ac 
cepted. Congress written to, on the resignation 
of Judge Advocate" 57, 9 

1782 Ogden, M[atthias]. Newark [New Jersey]. To [George] 

29 Washington [Newburgh]. Forwarding Pierre 

Depeyster and Abraham Cadmus to head 
quarters; sailing of a British fleet from New 
York. A. L. S. 1 p. 57, 5 



2132 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1782 Pickering, Timothy. Philadelphia. To [George] Wash- 

MAY 29 ington [Newburgh]. Reasons for remaining in 

Philadelphia; engagements and inability to pay; 
embarrassed situation from lack of money. 
A. L. S. 4 pp. In Sparks, Letters to Wash 
ington, 3, 511. 57, 7 

1782 Walker, Joseph. Stratford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAY 29 Washington [Newburgh]. Report of a British 

spy gone to Vermont with despatches from [Sir 
Henry] Clinton. A. L. S. 2 pp. 57, 4 

Asgill, Charles. Philadelphia. To [George] Washington 
[Newburgh]. His protection [under the capitu 
lation of Yorktown] ; his selection for execution 
by lot; appeals for the selection of an uncon 
ditional prisoner of war in his place. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 114, 6 

1782 Barry, John. New London [Connecticut]. To [George] 

MAY 30 Washington [Newburgh]. Arrival of a French 

fleet; requests exchange of Capt. William Austin. 

L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by Trumbull: "referred to 

Corny, of Prisoners." 57, 13 

1782 Bayley, Jacob. Newbury [New Hampshire]. To [George] 

MAY 30 Washington [Newburgh]. Capt. Thomas John 

son s correspondence with the enemy respecting 
Vermont ; matters ripening fast ; requests direc 
tions; Maj. James Rogers visit. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Answered [June] 13. 37, 15 

1782 Johnson, Thomas. Newbury [New Hampshire] To 

MAY 30 George Washington [Newburgh]. Capture by 

Capt. Azariah Prichard; information obtained; 
Ira Allen s correspondence with British; agree 
ment made; effect of British victories; prepa 
ration for expedition against Vermont; delay 
caused by want of provisions ; inactivity of Ethan 
Allen on occasion of British advance; offer of 
a commission to Johnson; negotiations with 
Vermont; spy sent to Philadelphia; Prichard s 
negotiations with Davenport Phelps; seal for 
Johnson s letters given him by Sir Frederick 
Haldimand; correspondence through Levi Syl 
vester; Col. [Timothy] Bedel s orders to Johnson 
to meet Maj. [James] Rogers; latter s errand. 
A. L. S. 8 pp. 57, 16 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2133 

Johnson, Thomas. Newbury [New Hampshire], To George 
Washington [Newburgh]. Correspondence with 
the enemy; preparations and Vermont; begs to 
be exchanged; hazard to his character; Ethan 
Allen; the Vermont situation; Johnson s posi 
tion. L. S. 2 pp. 57, 23 
1782 Reid, James R[andolph]. . Lancaster [Pennsylvania]. To 

MAY 30 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Complaint of 

his arrest by [Brig.] Gen. [Moses] Hazen; requests 

early trial. A. L. S. 2 pp. 57, 27 

1782 [S. G.] [Secret Service.] [New York.] To [Maj. Benja- 

MAY 30- min Tallmadge, Westchester County ? New 

JuNE 3 York]. Empty transports sent to the Narrows; 

believed to be for the Southward; operations on 
Long Island; defensive measures only; reported 
disaster to French fleet in the West Indies [battle 
off Martinique]. W 

1782 Tupper, Benjamin. Albany. To [George] Washington, 

MAY 30 Newburgh. Scouting parties sent out; Maj. 

[Jason] Wait s victory; [Col. John] Butler s 
Rangers ordered to Crown Point; need of 
cartridge-paper, arms, etc. helplessness of 
Quartermaster Department for want of cash. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 57, 28 

1782 [Evis, Daniel.] Stratford [Connecticut]. Examination of 

MAY 31 by Joseph Walker: Surrender as a deserter; 

Joseph Vaun [Vaughn ?] s carriage of letters to 
Vermont and Canada; other loyalist activity. 
A. D. of Walker. 1 p. Enclosed in Walker to 
Washington, 1782, June 1. 57, 39 

1782 Hand, Edward. [Newburgh.] Return of recruits from the 

MAY 31 several States from Jan. 1 to May 31. Tabular 

statement. D. S. 1 p. C. C. 152, 10, 593 

1782 Sands, Comfort & Co. Fishkill. To [George] Washington 

MAY 31 [West Point]. Willingness to settle dispute in 

any equitable mode; history of the case; denial 
of imputation that Washington is responsible for 
any delay. L. S. 3 pp. 57, 33 

[1782] [Washington, George.] [Newburgh] Memoranda re- 

[MAY ?] specting the [provision] contract for West Point 

and the moving Army: The rum ration; parts of 

rations and number of rations. A. D. unfinished. 

2 pp. 55, 195 



2134 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1782] Continental Army, Field Officers. Highlands. To George 
[MAY] Washington [Newburgh]. Complaint of griev 

ances suffered under contract for provisioning the 
Army; [Comfort] Sands contention as to altering 
the ration; tune of drawing same; furnishing of 
meat in bulk; unsuccessful effort to compromise 
with Sands; distress caused by necessity of 
drawing or losing ration; [Maj.] Gen. [Benjamin] 
Lincoln s misstatement respecting officers abil 
ity to purchase food supplies; requests Washing 
ton s interposition with Congress; Sand s atti 
tude. L. S: Wm. Shepard and twenty-nine 
other officers. 4 pp. Enclosed in Washington 
to Benson, Smith and Hobart, 1782, July 9. 

55,204 

[1782] [Continental Army, Field Officers] [Highlands.] Com- 
[MAY] plaints against the Contractors [Comfort Sands 

& Co]. Beef issue; form of pay for deficiencies; 
non-issue of vinegar; deduction from flour issue; 
excess charge for rum; character of receipts de 
manded. 2 pp. Enclosed in Continental Army, 
Field Officers to Washington, 1782, May. 55, 206 

[1782] [Patterson, Benjamin.] [Vermont.] To [Isaac Patterson, 

[MAY ?] Vermont]. Care of his papers; other personal 

matters. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed in 

Johnson to Washington, 1782, May 30. 57, 25 

[1782] [Patterson, Benjamin.] [Vermont.] To [John Patterson, 

[MAY ?] Vermont]. Care of his papers and other personal 

matters. Contemporary copy. 1 p. Enclosed hi 

Johnson to Washington, 1782, May 30. 57, 26 

1782 " Possum Intellegere." [New Windsor.] To the Officers be- 

MAY longing to the Connecticut Line. Former plan of 

mutiny; grievances and sufferings of the soldiers; 
threat of mutiny or desertion. 2 pp. Endorsed 
by Jonathan Trumbull, jr. : "Anonymous Letter 
found in the Connecticut Line." W 

[1782] [Sands, Comfort & Co.] [Fishkill ? New York.] Proposals 

[MAY] for [a new] system of issues [of provisions] to the 

officers and method of accounting for same. 

3 pp. Enclosed in Washington to Benson, Smith 

& Hobart, 1782, July 9. 55, 191 

[1782] Tapper, Benjamin. [Albany.] To [George] Washington 
[MAY] [Newburgh]. Scouting parties sent out to inter 

cept [British and Indian] marauding expeditions; 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2135 

hard bread furnished by Contractors; payment 
of the difference in value between hard and com 
mon bread. A. L. S. 1 p. 56, 228 

1782 Butler, Kichard. Carlisle [Pennsylvania]. To [George] 

JUNE 1 Washington [Newburgh]. Court-martial of Capt. 

William McCurdy; failure of Capt. Charles Asgill 
to furnish evidence; a capital conviction and 
other cases; desertion, theft and drunkenness; 
delicate nature of Capt. McCurdy s case; dis 
charge of Sergt. Andrew Nelson; need of camp 
equipage; division of artillery and dragoons 
from the recruits. A. L. S. 4 pp. Endorsed by 
Trumbull: "Ansd all but the case of Capt. 
McCurdy Genl. Orders respectg. Capt. Mc 
Curdy s Trial" 57, 35 

Proceedings of McCurdy s court-martial were disapproved in Genl. 
Orders of June 23 and a new trial ordered at Philadelphia. By Orders of 
Nov. 21 he was completely exonerated and discharged from arrest. 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 1 [Newburgh]. Sale of wagon horses by British; 

recall of their pioneers from Kingsbridge and sail 
ing of a fleet from New York; crowded condition 
of 2d Massachusetts brigade in barracks. L. S. 
1 p. Endorsed by Trumbull: "1 Kegt. of 2d 
Mass to encamp." 57, 37 

1782 Sands, Comfort & Co. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] 

JUNE 1 Washington [Newburgh]. Difficulties of the sys 

tem proposed [by Washington] for issuing to offi 
cers; amendments offered. L. S. 2 pp. 57, 40 

1782 Tuttle, Azariah. Bedford [New York]. To the Command- 

JUNE 1 ing officer at West Point [Maj . Gen. William 

Heath]. Capture of Thomas Gardiner. 1 p. On 

verso of Gardiner, Thomas. Certificate. 1782, 

May 29. 

1782 Walker, Joseph. Stratford [Connecticut]. To [George] 

JUNE 1 Washington, New Windsor [Newburgh]. En 

closes examination of a returned deserter; meas 
ures to intercept a loyalist expected from Canada. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 57, 38 

1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To [Maj. Gen. Wil- 

JUNE 2 Ham Heath, Highlands], Paroled soldiers or 

dered to duty; resignation of the Judge-advocate 
[Lt. Col. John Laurance] and minor matters. 
Draft. 1 p. In handwriting of Jonathan Trum 
bull, jr. B. XV, pt. 1, 379 



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1782 Graham, John and Others. Nyack [New York]. To 

JUNE 2 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Certifying to 

Capt. [John] Fray s activity and good conduct. 

D. S. of Graham and twenty three others. 1 p. 

57, 58 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 2 [Newburgh]. Forwarding prisoners. L. S. 1 p. 

57, 42 

1782 Pray, John. Dobbs Ferry [New York]. To Maj. Gen. 

JUNE 2 [William] Heath, Highlands. Arrival of naval 

officers and sailors sent out from New York on 

parole; letters, etc. transmitted. A. L. S. 1 p. 

57, 57 

1782 Root, David. New York. To [Maj.] Gen. [William] Heath, 

JUNE 2 West Point [Robinson s House]. Requesting 

exchange on behalf of self and other prisoners. 

L. S. 1 p. Enclosed in Heath to Washington, 

1782, June 4. 57, 61 

1782 Williams, O[tho] H[olland]. Annapolis [Maryland]. To 

JUNE 2 [George] Washington [Newburgh]. Gratitude for 

his promotion ; suffering of Maryland soldiers who 
are begging their way North from the Southern 
Army; recruiting in Maryland; Williams delay 
in joining the Southern Army. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
Answered July 9. 57, 278 

1782 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles]. Staunton [Virginia]. To 

JUNE 3 [George Washington, Newburgh]. Capt. [Louis 

de] Sigougne s resignation; need of horses. 

A. L. S. 1 p. Answered July 10. 57, 44 

1782 Armand[-Tuffin, Charles,] Marquis de La Rouerie. Staun- 

JUNE 3 ton, Virginia. To the Secretary at War [Ben 

jamin Lincoln, Philadelphia]. Capt. [Louis de] 
Sigougne s resignation; cases of Capt. Charles 
Markley and George Shaffner; Sigougne s quali 
fications. A. L. S. 3 pp. Enclosed in Armand 
to Washington, 1782, June 3. 57, 45 

The substance of above letter in writing of Benjamin Walker is in 57, 52. 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JUNES [Highlands]. Deficiency of shirts; need of oil 

for arms; necessity of punctual payment of offi 
cers subsistence money; news from the West 
Indies and Europe. L. S. 3 pp. 57, 54 



CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON 2137 

1782 Heath, W[illiam]. Highlands. To [George] Washington 

JUNE 3 [Newburgh]. Transmitting papers from Capt. 

[John] Pray. L. S. 1 p. 57, 56 

1782 Nicola, Lewis. Fishkill [New York]. To [George Wash- 

JUNE 3 ington, Newburgh]. Application of Board of 

War for a return of all non-commissioned offi 
cers and privates of the Invalid Corps ; refusal of 
Congress to allow Connecticut invalids to do 
duty in that State; detention of a number of 
invalids by the State; orders of Board of War 
of Dec. 24, 1781; the situation; requests direc 
tions. A. L. S. 2 pp. 57, 73 
1782 Nicola, Lewis. Fishkill [New York]. To [George] Wash- 
JUNE 3 ington [Newburgh]. Variation in filling out of 
muster-rolls of the Invalid regiment; transmits 
a full state of the case and requests directions. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 57, 75 
1782 S. G. [Secret Service.] [New York.] To [Maj. Benjamin 
JUNE 3 Tallmadge, Westchester County, New York]. 
Lines planned [on Long Island] to be extended 
by [Sir Guy] Caiieton; reports as to destination 
of transports at [Sandy] Hook; Carleton s answer 
to question of a town committee as to evacua 
tion. A. L. S. 2 pp. W 
1782 Trnmbull, Jonathan, jr. [Newburgh.] To [John] Rud- 
JUNE 3 dock [Fishkill, New York]. Requesting author 
ity for detention of arms. Auto, draft signed. 
1 p. B. XV, pt. 1, 381 
1782 [Washington, George.] [Newburgh.] To Col. John Crane 
JUNE 4 [West Point]. Thanks for exertions in celebrat 
ing the birth of the Dauphin of France. Draft. 
1 p. In handwriting of Benjamin Walker. 

B. XV, pt. 1, 389 

Same to Cola. Hugh Hughes, Henry E. Lutterloh and Comfort Sands, 
Esq. 

1782 [Washington, George.] Newburgh. To [Col. Elias Day- 

JUNE 4 ton, Chatham, New Jersey]. Capt. [Charles] 

Asgill; permi