General Sir William Howe's Orderly Book: At Charlestown, Boston and Halifax, June 17, 1775 to 1776, 26 May; to which is Added the Official Abridgment of General Howe's Correspondence with the English Government During the Siege of Boston, and Some Military Returns, and Now First Printed from the Original Manuscripts; with an Historical Introduction

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B.F. Stevens, 1890 - United States - 357 pages
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Page xii - The gallant and affectionate General of the Hessians, Knyphausen, was so moved, that he could not finish a compliment he began, to pay him in his own name, and that of his Officers who attended him. Sir Henry Clinton attended him to the wharf, where Lord Howe received him into his barge, and they are both gone down to Billingsport. On my return, I saw nothing but dejected countenances.
Page 219 - Ship for the use of the Army, the Commanding Officers of Corps are to give the proper Directions that the Rum be Destroyed within their Respective Districts that is not bought up for the use of the Army or Navy ; And the General flatters himself that the Soldiers will not at this time Relax in their Discipline, to Oblige him to have Recourse to the most Rigorous means, which he must Carry into Execution, however it may be Disagreeable to him, in order to put a stop to Drunkenness...
Page 222 - ... immediately, and to see that there is no Baggage put on board Contrary to Orders, — all Household furniture and other useless Luggage to be thrown over Board ; to Report a State of their Transport to the Commander in Chief as soon as possible, and whether, after the Troops are Embarked, the Vessel is to like to be so much Crowded as to Obstruct the navigating her. All flat Bottom Boats in possession of the Different Troops to be Returned immediately to Lieut. Bowmaster, at the Long Wharf, and...
Page vi - Bay, in New England, by an order of the Great and General Court, bearing date February 1, 1759...
Page 220 - Morning orders, 9 o'Clock. The Commanding Officers of Corps to be Responsible to have all their Sick, Convalescents, and Women on board their Respective Transports before Six o'clock this Evening, and the utmost Care to be taken that the Town be not set on fire, by Accident or by Design. Any person Detected in Setting fire to the Town without Authority will Suffer Immediate Death. The Officers will send their Bedding...
Page xi - I do not believe there is upon record an instance of a Commander-in-Chief having so universally endeared himself to thos,e under his command ; or of one who received such signal and flattering proofs of their love. That our sentiments might be the more universally and unequivocally known, it was resolved amongst us, that we should give him as splendid an entertainment as the shortness of the time, and our present situation, would allow us.
Page 87 - Sentenced to be t1ed to a Carts Tail, and there to receive 100 lashes on her bare back in different portions in the most publick parts of the town and Camp and to be imprisoned three months. " The Commander in Chief approves of the Sentence and Orders it to be put in Execution. " Some evil minded person or persons having wounded One of the Artillery horses with a Bayonet or Tomhawke and another of them has been cruely treated by tying him neck and heels and his tongue almost cutt off. Any o1je informing...
Page 227 - The Commander in Chief finding, notwithstanding the orders that have been given to forbid Plundering, Houses have been forced open and Robbed. He is therefore under the necessity of declaring to the Troops that the first Soldier who is caught Plundering will be hanged on the Spot.
Page xv - We worked incessantly the whole night with 1200 men, and before morning got an Intrenchment in such forwardness as to bid defiance to their Cannon ; about nine o'clock on Sunday they began a heavy cannonade which continued through the day without any injury to our work, and with the loss of four men only two of which were killed through their own folly...
Page 278 - Two Battalions of Marines, 2 Light Companies of Marines, Royal Fencible Americans, Royal Highland Emigrants, and Nova Scotia Volunteers, with such Men as are deemed fit for Garrison duty from the different Corps of the Army. As the Army will shortly move from hence, the Commanding Officers of Corps will give the necessary directions for putting their Baggage on Board the Transports allotted to them without loss of time, and the Troops to be all Embarked by Monday the 27th. Instant.

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