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From: "Elvin Birth" <>
Subject: [AMER-REV] July 9, 1779
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 10:28:43 -0400
Head Quarters, Wyoming,
It being impossible that the troops under their present circumstances should
be supplied with complete ration as all the articles cannot be procured, a board
of officers is directed to sit immediately to determine which additional
quantity of such articles as can be furnished ought to be issued in lieu of
those which cannot.
The members of the board are Gens. Maxwell, Poor and Hand, Cols. Shreve,
Ogden and Spencer of the Jersey Brigade and Cols. Cortland and Cilley of the New
As it may in some instances be improper for the troops to bathe in the
mornings of those days which are pointed out in order on account of unwholesome
fogs, they are therefore permitted to bathe either in the morning before troop
beating or evening after retreat of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Friday July 9, 1779 reports from the Western front:
Erkuries Beatty, Lieutenant, 4th PA, Lake Otsego, "a little Rain fell last
night, but today was a warm day."
Dr. Ebenezer Elmer, Surgeon, 2nd NJ, Wyoming,"This day 43 boats loaded with
stores , provisions &c, arrived at this place, with them came up Colo. Hubley's
Regt. of foot being the one formerly Commanded by Colo. Hartley--These stores
however were found insufficient for the Expedition wherefore Capt. Cummings was
ordered out with a party to go down to Coxes Town after flour, who set out just
before night--Col. Dayton, Capt. Mitchell & Some others arrived here today by
whom we recd. the Jersey papers of the 23rd & 30th ult; with some private
letters and intelligence, that ye Enemy had desisted from the attempt on Fort
William McKendry, Lieutenant, 6th MA, Lake Otsego, "Pleasant weather."
Rev. William Rogers, D. D., Chaplain, Hand's Brigade, sees "upwards of 50 boats"
where Dr. Elmer saw 43. More details of the day at:
Samuel M Shute, Lieutenant, 2nd NJ, Wyoming, "Spent the day with mirth and
sociability& dined with Justice Barnes on turtle soup which was exceedingly
good. The same day Capt. Cummings, Lieuts. Halfay & Peck went on command to
Midddletown, 120 miles down the river, to escort some boats and provisions up,
until the 22nd, the time was spent in playing Shinny and Ball.
footnote- Capt. Cummings &c. Returned 24th with one hundred and twelve boats of
Provision--two hundred and eighty head of Cattle &c."
Excerpted from, "Conover, George S., compiler, JOURNALS OF THE EXPEDITION OF
MAJOR GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN AGAINST THE SIX NATIONS OF INDIANS IN 1779 ...;
1778-1887; (Auburn, NY: Knapp, Peck & Thompson., 1887), Facsimile reprint
(Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2000)" or from:
"Donna Bluemink, Transcriptionist, MILITARY: REV WAR: ORDERLY BOOK. GEN.
SULLIVAN'S EXPEDITION. JUNE 19TH, 1779, TO JULY 30TH, 1779. PENNSYLVANIA
ARCHIVES, SIXTH SERIES, VOL. XIV, PAGES 23-65
; ; Available April 5, 2003 at:
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