Military intelligence; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- French participation; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783;
Rochambeau relays the poor reception of Carleton's proposition to the Congress, discusses details of intelligence, and announces the intent of the French to join forces with General Washington in New York.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783; Troop movements; Military intelligence; United States -- Continental Army -- Management; Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States;
Washington discusses possible scenarios concerning British capture of territory; continues by discussing his interest in the upcoming discussion in between Parliament and King George III as well as Richard Oswald's use of the phrase "United States...
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783; Washington, George, 1732-1799; Military supplies; Military maneuvers; Jamaica;
Ramsay acknowledges that Greene's unit would be in better spirits if they had more to keep them busy. He reports discussions from Congress about supplies, recent developments near Jamaica, and updates on various familiar names. He also mentions the...
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783; Troop movements; Military supplies; Patriotism;
Lee sympathizes with Greene for having less-than-motivated troops, and suggests some improvements that could be made to increase morale among the men. He also suggests appealing to the public's sense of patriotism.
Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818; Creek Indians -- Warfare; Indians of North America -- Warfare; Battles; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783;
Wayne reports a battle between Col. Posey's battalion and a large number of Creek Indians who had combined forces with the British Army to conduct a surprise attack. The battalion held its own, and won several British trophies, mostly horses, but...
Foreign affairs; Troop movements; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783;
Livingston, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, opens a correspondance with Greene in order to hear first hand of Greene's victories on the battlefield which can be used in conversation & foreign affairs. He also reports that twenty-six ships and 5000...
Indians of North America -- Warfare; Militia movements; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783;
Campbell reports a pacific disposition among those forming the treaty, and expects that the Mountain Militia will soon be able to redeploy their resources toward Greene's position. He suggests that Continental Garrisons be erected in Indian...
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783; South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783;
Resolution of the Senate of South Carolina commending Greene for his service in the Southern department, to be presented by the Governor, signed by Francis Sharp, President of the Senate of South Carolina.
James Island (S.C.) -- Battles; Battle casualties; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783;
Kościuszko recounts the Battle of James Island (S.C.) [referenced in the letter as John's Island] where the Patriots were outnumbered by the British, and where Capt. [William] Willmott was mortally wounded.