The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799 - Vol. 6

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The several Brigade Majors are required to have their men, on the Grand parade, at eight O'Clock, every Monday precisely, or they will be publickly reprimanded. The late relief of the Guards is a Subject of general Complaint--No failure of duty in the Adjutant will execuse, unless the Adjutant is put in Arrest.


To RICHARD, LORD HOWE

Head Quarters, New York, September 9, 1776.

My Lord: I do myself the Honor of transmitting to your Lordship the inclosed Letter, recommended to my care by Doctor Franklin and which just now came to Hand.41

If your Lordship shall incline to return an Answer to Dr. Franklin, and will Honor me with the charge of it, I will immediately forward it to him by Express. I am, etc.


To GOVERNOR JONATHAN TRUMBULL

Head Quarters, New York, September 9, 1776.

Sir: I have the honor of your favor of the 5th Instant, and am sorry to say that, from the best information we have been able to obtain, the people on Long Island have, since our evacuation, gone generally over to the Enemy, and made such Concessions as have been required--some through compulsion I suppose, but more from Inclination. As a diversion upon the Island has been impracticable under these circumstances, I think you have done well in assisting the removal of the persons and Effects of our Friends from thence.

I observe, with great pleasure, that you have ordered the remaining Regiments of Militia that can be spared from the immediate defence of the Sea Coast, to march towards New

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Benjamin Franklin's letter of September 8 in answer to Howe's of August 16 informing his Lordship that the committee of Congress of which he ( Franklin) was a member would soon be at Amboy, N. J., as a result of Howe's message through General Sullivan.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission iii
  • Advisory Committee on the Writings v
  • Table of Contents vii
  • List of Illustrations xxxi
  • Table of Symbols xxxiii
  • To Major General William Heath 1
  • General Orders 2
  • To the President of Congress 3
  • General Orders 4
  • General Orders 7
  • After Orders 8
  • To Major General Philip Schuyler 9
  • To Colonel Fisher Gay 10
  • To Lieutenant Colonel Henry Beekman Livingston 14
  • General Orders 14
  • To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer 16
  • General Orders 17
  • To Major General William Heath 18
  • To the Committee of Safety of New York 19
  • To Sir William Howe 20
  • General Orders 22
  • General Orders 24
  • To the President of Congress 25
  • To the President of Congress 26
  • To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer 27
  • To Major General William Heath 34
  • To the New York Legislature 34
  • General Orders 35
  • General Orders 36
  • To Richard, Lord Howe 37
  • General Orders 38
  • General Orders 40
  • To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer 42
  • To the President of Congress 43
  • To Robert Morris 44
  • To Major General Philip Schuyler 47
  • To the New York Legislature 47
  • General Orders 48
  • General Orders 49
  • To Major General William Heath 50
  • To the President of Congress 52
  • General Orders 53
  • General Orders 55
  • To the President of Congress 56
  • To Governor Nicholas Cooke 60
  • To Major General William Heath 64
  • To the President of Congress 66
  • To Colonel John Glover 67
  • General Orders 72
  • To Sir William Howe 74
  • General Orders 75
  • To Joseph Trumbull 84
  • General Orders 87
  • To the President of Congress 91
  • To John Augustine Washington 92
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 93
  • To Sir William Howe 97
  • General Orders 102
  • To the President of Congress 103
  • To the President of Congress 105
  • To the President of Congress 106
  • General Orders 116
  • General Orders 119
  • To Major General William Heath 120
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 121
  • To Major General Philip Schuyler 122
  • General Orders 123
  • To the President of Congress 125
  • To Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell 129
  • To Deputy Governor William Bradford 129
  • General Orders 131
  • To the President of Congress 133
  • To the Board of War and Ordnance 134
  • To Lund Washington 135
  • To Brigadier General George Clinton 140
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 141
  • General Orders 142
  • General Orders 144
  • To the President of Congress 147
  • To the President of Congress 151
  • General Orders 157
  • To Brigadier General James Clinton 157
  • To Governor William Livingston 162
  • To Samuel Washington 163
  • General Orders 168
  • General Orders 171
  • To the Comte D'Emery 172
  • To the President of Congress 173
  • General Orders 177
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 178
  • To the President of Congress 180
  • To Joseph Trumbull 182
  • To Major General William Heath 185
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 186
  • General Orders 187
  • General Orders 190
  • To Major General Philip Schuyler 191
  • General Orders 192
  • To the President of Congress 194
  • To Governor Nicholas Cooke 199
  • To Colonel Thomas Tash 204
  • To Major General Artemas Ward 205
  • General Orders 206
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 207
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 208
  • To Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Bayley 210
  • To Governor Nicholas Cooke 212
  • To the New York Legislature 214
  • General Orders 214
  • To Joseph Trumbull 216
  • To Colonel William Mcintosh 217
  • to Joseph Trumbull 219
  • Memorandum 222
  • To Major General Philip Schuyler 222
  • General Orders 225
  • General Orders 226
  • General Orders 228
  • General Orders 232
  • General Orders 232
  • To the Legislature of Massachusetts 233
  • General Orders 235
  • General Orders 236
  • To Doctor William Shippen, Junior 238
  • General Orders 241
  • To the Massachusetts Legislature 242
  • To the Commissioners of Arrangement from Pennsylvania 251
  • General Orders 253
  • To Governor William Livingston 253
  • General Orders 259
  • General Orders 261
  • To Major General Charles Lee 262
  • To Colonel Henry Knox 263
  • To Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin 266
  • To Joseph Trumbull 267
  • To Ezekiel Cheever 268
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 269
  • To the President of Congress 270
  • To the President of Congress 278
  • To the Board of War 279
  • To the Board of War 283
  • To the New York Legislature 284
  • To Major General Charles Lee 287
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 289
  • To John Augustine Washington 291
  • To Colonel Samuel John Atlee 292
  • To Governor William Livingston 301
  • To Governor William Livingston 303
  • To Major General Charles Lee 304
  • To Major General Charles Lee 305
  • To Colonel Samuel Miles 308
  • To Major General Charles Lee 309
  • To Major General William Heath 309
  • To Major General Charles Lee 310
  • To Governor William Livingston 311
  • To Colonel Joseph Reed 312
  • To the President of Congress 314
  • To Major General Charles Lee 318
  • To Governor William Livingston 318
  • To the President of Congress 320
  • To Sir William Howe 321
  • To the President of Congress 322
  • To Captain Nicholas Dietrich, Baron De Ottendorff 324
  • To Major General Charles Lee 324
  • To the President of Congress 326
  • Memorandum for Colonel Richard Humpton 328
  • To Richard Dallam 329
  • To the President of Congress 330
  • To Colonel John Cadwalader 333
  • To Major General William Heath 334
  • To Brigadier General William Maxwell 335
  • To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 337
  • To Major General Charles Lee 338
  • To the President of Congress 340
  • To Lund Washington 344
  • To Colonel John Cadwalader 345
  • To Major General Charles Lee 347
  • To the President of Congress 348
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 349
  • To the President of Congress 351
  • To Major General William Heath 357
  • To Sir William Howe 359
  • To Doctor William Shippen, Junior 360
  • To Colonel John Cadwalader 361
  • To the President of Congress 362
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 363
  • To Lord Stirling 365
  • To the General Officers 367
  • To Major General Charles Lee 368
  • To Major General Horatio Gates 370
  • To Major General William Heath 373
  • To Brigadier General Benedict Arnold 373
  • To Robert Morris 374
  • To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 375
  • To the President of Congress 378
  • To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 379
  • To the New York Legislature 381
  • To Governor Jonathan Trumbull 382
  • To Major General William Heath 385
  • To Colonel Joseph Trumbull 386
  • To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 390
  • To Major General William Heath 390
  • To Lund Washington 391
  • To Major General Benjamin Lincoln 392
  • To John Augustine Washington 394
  • To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 396
  • To Colonel Joseph Kirkbride 399
  • To Carpenter Wharton 400
  • To Governor Nicholas Cooke 409
  • To the Massachusetts Legislature 412
  • To Brigadier General William Maxwell 413
  • To Major General William Heath 416
  • To Robert Morris 420
  • To Lewis Gordon64chairman of the Northampton County, Pa., Committee of Safety at Easton. 421
  • To the Colonels of Militia of Northampton County, Pennsylvania 423
  • To the New Hampshire Legislature 424
  • To Major General Joseph Spencer 425
  • To Colonel Samuel Griffin 426
  • To the Commanding Officer of the Massachusetts Militia on Their March to Peekskill 431
  • To the Passamaquoddy Chiefs 431
  • To the St. John's Indians 434
  • To Robert Morris 435
  • To Colonel John Cadwalader 436
  • To Colonel John Cadwalader 438
  • To Robert Morris 440
  • To Major General William Heath 441
  • To Colonel John Cadwalader 444
  • To Major General William Heath 446
  • To Brigadier General Alexander Mcdougall 447
  • To Brigadier General William Maxwell 448
  • To Robert Morris 449
  • To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 451
  • To Major General Charles Lee 454
  • To Major Theodorick Bland or Officer Commanding Virginia Light Horse 455
  • To Robert Morris 456
  • To Major General William Heath 457
  • To Robert Morris, George Clymer, and George Walton 460
  • To Major William De Hart 463
  • General Orders 465
  • To the President of Congress 466
  • To Major General Israel Putnam 467
  • To Major General William Heath 471
  • To Doctor William Shippen, Junior 472
  • To Robert Morris, George Clymer and George Walton 473
  • To Major General William Heath 475
  • To the President of Congress 476
  • To Lieutenant Colonel John H. Stone 477
  • To Lieutenant Colonel Edward Antill 478
  • To Charles, Earl Cornwallis 479
  • To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 481
  • To Lieutenant Colonel George Baylor 482
  • To Lieutenant Colonel Gunning Bedford, Junior 483
  • To Ebenezer Hancock 485
  • To Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison 486
  • To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety 487
  • To Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison 491
  • To Colonel John Patton 492
  • To Colonel David Forman 494
  • To Colonel William Grayson 494
  • To Captain Francis Wade 495
  • To Major General William Heath 496
  • To Colonel Thomas Hartley 497
  • To Colonel Samuel Blatchley Webb 498
  • To the Selectmen of the Town of Boston 499
  • To the President of Congress 500
  • To Robert Morris, George Clymer and George Walton 501
  • To Colonel Henry Sherburne 504
  • Index 507
  • Index 509
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