The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799 - Vol. 10

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799 - Vol. 10

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799 - Vol. 10

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799 - Vol. 10

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To Sir William Howe, November 41

A general exchange suggested--No exact equivalent of Continental colonels.

To Major General Israel Putnam, November 42

Concentration of troops--False reports to distract enemy--Feint toward Kings Bridge--Need of cattle.

General Orders, November 43

To Major General Philemon Dickinson, November 44

Disapproves militia enterprise--Feint against New York City.

To Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum, November 45

Hopes bickering among officers will cease--British at Billingsport.

To Colonel Christopher Greene, November 46

Defenses of Fort Mercer--Bombproofs.

To Lieutenant Colonel Persifor Frazer, November 46

British treatment of prisoners--Exchange negotiations.

To Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Smith, November 47

Clothing--Major Fleury.

To Major John Clark, Junior, November 48

Secret intelligence--Intended attack on Philadelphia to be reported to British.

To Commodore John Hazelwood, November 49

Prevention of supplies going to Philadelphia from British Fleet.

To Major General William Heath, November 510

Supplying Convention troops--Disabled soldiers--State of the Commissary Department--The Rhode Island expedition.

To Brigadier General James Potter, November 511

Arrest of an officer--Cutting of banks--Vigilance necessary.

To the Massachusetts Council, November 512

Embarkation of Convention troops at Boston--Precaution necessary.

General Orders, November 513

General Orders, November 614

To Governor Thomas Johnson, November 614

Clothing needed by Maryland troops.

To William Buchanan, November 616

Laxity in laying up salt meat in New England.

To Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum, November 716

Reenforcement of Fort Mifflin--Defense of Forts Mifflin and Mercer.

To Lieutenant Colonel Peter Adams, November 717

To go to Maryland to collect clothing for Maryland troops.

General Orders, November 718

General Orders, November 819

To the President of Delaware, November 820

Need of clothing of Delaware troops.

To Governor William Livingston, November 821

Need of New Jersey troops--Clothing.

To the President of Congress, November 822

British reenforcements from New York--Damage done to British ships in the Delaware--Need of money--Failure to put up salt provisions to eastward.

Council of War, November 823

On attacking Philadelphia.

To Major General Philemon Dickinson, November 823

Importance of Red Bank.

To Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum, November 825

Success of his bombardment--British intended attack on Fort Mifflin.

To Colonel Theodorick Bland, November 826

Request to retire--Critical situation of affairs.

To Brigadier General Thomas Nelson, November 827

Regrets that he declined his services--Burgoyne's capture changes plan of campaign--Howe to be distressed in Philadelphia--Manner of recruiting--Vain to regret disappointment at Germantown.

To Major General Israel Putnam, November 928

Need of money--spyglass--Massachusetts Militia--Need of reenforcements to embarrass Howe.

To Brigadier General Thomas Conway, November 929

Quotation from his letter to Gates.

To Brigadier General Jonathan Warner, November 930

His militia to remain with Putnam.

To the Continental Navy Board, November 930

Frigates in the Delaware to be scuttled.

General Orders, November 931

To Governor William Livingston, November 1031

The call for New Jersey Militia.

To the President of Congress, November 1032

Congratulations on his election--Scuttling the frigates--Disposition of the Northern army--Adjustment of rank--Engineers--Kosciuszko--Want of money.

To Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum, November 1036

Readiness at Fort Mifflin and Mercer.

To the President of Congress, November 1136

Need of clothing--Congress should address the States on the subject--An immediate assessment recommended--Fortifications on the North River--Ration regulation.

To the Board of War, November 1139

Inconvenience caused by substitutes--Impress of clothing.

To Daniel Clymer, November 1140

His false intelligence.

To Major General Israel Putnam, November 1140

Fortifications for the Highlands--Need of reenforcements--Delay in pay of Poor's brigade--Reenforcement of Howe from New York.

To Major General Israel Putnam, November 1141

Putnam's stoppage of clothing intended for the main army.

To Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum, November 1142

Hopes for a favorable outcome in defense of the Delaware--Ammunition sent.

To Ephraim Blaine, November 1143

Wine and spirits for the army.

General Orders, November 1143

To James Mease, November 1245

The clothing situation--Virginia troops scarcity--Monopolizing-- Hides--Necessity of exertions to secure clothing.

General Orders, November 1246 . . .

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