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Resolutions passed by the free-holders of Loudoun County, Virginia, opposing the oppressive legislation by Great Britain, and establishing a boycott of all East India products.
Gives details of a peace meeting in Pittsburg [sic], Pa., held between the members of the colony of Va. and Indian commanders, including four or five hundred Indians from different tribes, including the Shawnee and the Delaware; all seem to want to establish a lasting peace, even though John Connolly, along with Governor Dunmore, have tried to put a stop to it.
Scope and Contents Describes arriVa.ls of battalions, half to Hampton and half to guard Williamsburg, though he feels there is "hardly anything worth our notice" in protecting Williamsburg; mention of Gov. Dunmore's troops and of talk of his being drunk and "mad" since his defeat at Great Bridge; discussion of his appointment to the Convention being doubtful; describes the firing of "cannons about Norfolk."
Scope and Contents Tells of a brig from Antigua coming to Hampton Roads, the cargo of which did not amount to much— however, he is sending a dozen sweet oranges that he procured; explains that cannons were being fired in Norfolk to cover the landing of the enemy "in order to set fire to some of the houses that had before escaped flames"; the river is so full of brigs that "a vessel can scarcely pass."
Scope and Contents Discussion of family matters at home, including the loss of Nan's baby, bills of exchange left by Mr. Keys, and of the children being sick; prediction of an attack being made near Alexandria, Va. soon; describes having tea with Lord Dunmore, General Henry Clinton, Commodore Andrew Snape Hammond sic Hamond, and Richard Corbin on board the warship Roebuck during a truce, and difficulty traveling.
Scope and Contents Informs her of a business transaction between himself and Mr. Campbell, as well as the departure of General Henry Clinton and the resignation of Col. Patrick Henry.
Scope and Contents Description of "his Lordship" Gov. Dunmore retreating to Gwinn's Island, as well as Dunmore recruiting many for his "Black Regiment"; other war news, including a brief account concerning the Carolinas; other talk about the present Convention and its being represented by a "Confounded Set of Economists."
Not much happening around Williamsburg; 3,000 troops arrived at Cape Fear, N.C., as well as several ships, including the Nautilus, the Collins, and the Fowey; gives news of the 8th Regt., battalions of Southern Minute Men, and General Lee, Brigadier Howe, and D.A.G. Bullet; other troop movement details, including General Howe embarking for Quebec.
Scope and Contents Transferal of prisoners cannot take place, as ordered by Congress--they must be maintained at the enemy's expense; discussion of upcoming election of a senator, including the negative opinions expressed about one candidate, William Ellzey; more political discussion about the Governor and his Council being hampered and how the Senate ought to assist them; his interest in running for a seat.
Scope and Contents Gives details of military action in North Carolina and the Va. peninsula as well as the rumor that General Henry Clinton was killed when his transports were driven ashore in a storm; has heard that Congress declared independence publicly the first of the month and that a member of the Annapolis Convention had visited the courts of Spain and France to gain assurances of an alliance being formed..
Troops are ill and reinforcements needed badly or "we shall not have it in time to prevent the destruction of American affairs," since "the Enemy" has been strongly reinforced; more military news, including talk of General Washington and his depleted troops, and his dependence on the "stupidity and baseness of New England politicians," referring to Washington having to wait for reinforcements...
Account ledger showing payments made by the Committee of Loudoun County, Va., for military expenditures., circa 1776
Scope and Contents Received the 19 barrels of flour sent and quotes current prices in Alexandria, Va.; has had the carpenters working on the vessel continuously, but the freezing weather is slowing progress; describes Washington's battle with the Hessians at Trenton, N.J., the day after Christmas and thus the defeat of General Howe, as well as Washington's great power among the 13 colonies; requests...
Spence Grayson, Cameron Glebe, Loudoun Co., Va., to Leven Powell, Loudoun Co., Va.., 1777 February 19
Scope and Contents Transportation of cloth and tailors, as well as 17 lbs. of flour; military action detailed, including that of Cornwallis' Army, and a traitor, Col. Buckner, with General Washington's troops, who was tried and condemned to be shot; 300 to 400 slaves were taken from Gloucester, Lancaster, and Northumberland counties, Va. by ships in the Bay, which indicates that the British plan...
Scope and Contents American army now equal to British, and they are holding their own; General Putnam's division surrounded a British outpost and took 69 prisoners; 2 British and 4 Hessian deserters joined them.
Scope and Contents Is sending the bearer of the letter to Dumfries for a uniform in order to keep him away from the other troops because he has had smallpox; hopes that men in uniform will help the recruiting process, which is not going very well; one new recruit lost two fingers from his left hand and wants to be discharged; doesn't want to travel too far to recruit in case he brings smallpox home, since his wife is "under inoculation"
Christopher Greenup, Camp at the Cross Roads near Correll's Ferry, to Leven Powell, Loudoun County, Virginia., 1777 August 10
Leven Powell, Camp at White Marsh Church, "11 miles above Philadelphia," Pa., to Sarah Powell, Loudoun County, Virginia, 1777 November 7
Scope and Contents Gives a detailed account of the British attack upon the American fort at the Cheveux de Friese, at Fort Mifflin, Pa., at which the enemy was repulsed at three different times, the end result being their retreating from Philadelphia; talk of General Gates' army being at a disadvantage, though the Americans could do with 10,000 more men; General Clinton..
Description of the campsite near the North River, with mountains surrounding; rumors of the enemy moving to Boston or some of the West India Islands; encloses a dollar for his sister, "Miss Linton."