Letter from Christian Febiger to Nathanael Greene

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    [Christian Febiger to Nathanael Greene November 7, 1780 [RvW Box 1 Folder 9; MSS. – A.L.S.] Philadelphia Novembr. 7th. 1780 Sir Agreeable to your Instructions I have and am using every Means to gett Teams and to forward on the Articles provided for the Southern Army. Ten Waggons will sett off tomorrow loaded chiefly with Tents and Camp Equipage as also with the Standards Colours [and] D Camp Colours [and] Fifes for the Six V.a [Virginia] Regts. one Medium Chest and a Sett of Instruments for Doctor Wallace. I shall order the whole to Richmond, where I must request the Favour of you to direct some Officer to give them their further Instructions respecting their Route and Destination as I suppose My Tents and Coulours Fifes [and] Medicine Chest and Case of Instruments will be orderd down to my Regiment, who must be much distressd proper Invoices shall be sent with every Brigade of Waggons. I must also beg the Favour of you to inform me to whom I shall consign the Waggons hereafter. The Articles I now send are [part of] those I had procur'd for the Va [Virginia] Troops. - a proportion of horse mans Tents shall go with the Tents. [End Page 1] I waited on Governor Reed and he promises me the Waggons in the Course of two or three Weeks, but cannot tell me for how long. No Supplies are in the Quarter from whence they are to come except some Shoes in Lancaster which I shall order on immedia tely from thence. All The Arms I can gett shall come on in the first Waggons I gett. The Artificers with one Travelling Forge will march on Thursday. I have waited on the Committee of Congress, they have determind nothing yett and seem exceedingly averse to draw on France. by the Time this reaches you – I doubt not but you'll be perfectly acquain ted with what you have to expect from the Southern States – and would beg leave to suggest to you the good Effects another Letter from you to Congress with Respect to Cloathing would produce. I have heard nothing from Colo Pickering yett with Respect to the Waggons, - I have found Mr. Nixon of the Dragoons, who it seems has been here a long Time doing nothing. I have taken Charge of a few Things he had to send on and have [End Page 2] directed him to join his Regiment. I shall report to you from Time to Time the prospect I have of Succeeding in the Execution of your Orders and have the honor to be with the Greatest Respect Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servant Christian Febiger Colo 2nd Va [Virginia] Regt - P.S. this Days paper is not worth enclosing as it contains nothing material. – I have the pleasure to inform you, that Generals Lincoln [and] [illegible] son and about 150 Officers are exchangd. from long Island as also all General Lincolns Aids du Camp Colo Lawrens and Colo Ternant. – There is a number of valuable Officers of Va. exchangd. who were excluded in the Arrangement of 1778, our Line is but thin in Officers a Num ber of those would wish to return M to Service if they would gett Employ. I only mention this for Informations Sake. – [End Page 3] [Endorsed] From Colo. [Colonel] Febiger Novr. 7th. 1780. [Addressed] The honorable [publick Service] Major General Greene Commander in Chief of the Southern Army Supposd. at Christian Febiger Richmond Colo 2nd Va [Virginia] Rgt. Virginia [End Page 4]
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    [Christian Febiger to Nathanael Greene November 7, 1780 [RvW Box 1 Folder 9; MSS. – A.L.S.] Philadelphia Novembr. 7th. 1780 Sir Agreeable to your Instructions I have and am using every Means to gett Teams and to forward on the Articles provided for the Southern Army. Ten Waggons will sett off tomorrow loaded chiefly with Tents and Camp Equipage as also with the Standards Colours [and] D Camp Colours [and] Fifes for the Six V.a [Virginia] Regts. one Medium Chest and a Sett of Instruments for Doctor Wallace. I shall order the whole to Richmond, where I must request the Favour of you to direct some Officer to give them their further Instructions respecting their Route and Destination as I suppose My Tents and Coulours Fifes [and] Medicine Chest and Case of Instruments will be orderd down to my Regiment, who must be much distressd proper Invoices shall be sent with every Brigade of Waggons. I must also beg the Favour of you to inform me to whom I shall consign the Waggons hereafter. The Articles I now send are [part of] those I had procur'd for the Va [Virginia] Troops. - a proportion of horse mans Tents shall go with the Tents. [End Page 1] I waited on Governor Reed and he promises me the Waggons in the Course of two or three Weeks, but cannot tell me for how long. No Supplies are in the Quarter from whence they are to come except some Shoes in Lancaster which I shall order on immedia tely from thence. All The Arms I can gett shall come on in the first Waggons I gett. The Artificers with one Travelling Forge will march on Thursday. I have waited on the Committee of Congress, they have determind nothing yett and seem exceedingly averse to draw on France. by the Time this reaches you – I doubt not but you'll be perfectly acquain ted with what you have to expect from the Southern States – and would beg leave to suggest to you the good Effects another Letter from you to Congress with Respect to Cloathing would produce. I have heard nothing from Colo Pickering yett with Respect to the Waggons, - I have found Mr. Nixon of the Dragoons, who it seems has been here a long Time doing nothing. I have taken Charge of a few Things he had to send on and have [End Page 2] directed him to join his Regiment. I shall report to you from Time to Time the prospect I have of Succeeding in the Execution of your Orders and have the honor to be with the Greatest Respect Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servant Christian Febiger Colo 2nd Va [Virginia] Regt - P.S. this Days paper is not worth enclosing as it contains nothing material. – I have the pleasure to inform you, that Generals Lincoln [and] [illegible] son and about 150 Officers are exchangd. from long Island as also all General Lincolns Aids du Camp Colo Lawrens and Colo Ternant. – There is a number of valuable Officers of Va. exchangd. who were excluded in the Arrangement of 1778, our Line is but thin in Officers a Num ber of those would wish to return M to Service if they would gett Employ. I only mention this for Informations Sake. – [End Page 3] [Endorsed] From Colo. [Colonel] Febiger Novr. 7th. 1780. [Addressed] The honorable [publick Service] Major General Greene Commander in Chief of the Southern Army Supposd. at Christian Febiger Richmond Colo 2nd Va [Virginia] Rgt. Virginia [End Page 4]
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    [Christian Febiger to Nathanael Greene November 7, 1780 [RvW Box 1 Folder 9; MSS. – A.L.S.] Philadelphia Novembr. 7th. 1780 Sir Agreeable to your Instructions I have and am using every Means to gett Teams and to forward on the Articles provided for the Southern Army. Ten Waggons will sett off tomorrow loaded chiefly with Tents and Camp Equipage as also with the Standards Colours [and] D Camp Colours [and] Fifes for the Six V.a [Virginia] Regts. one Medium Chest and a Sett of Instruments for Doctor Wallace. I shall order the whole to Richmond, where I must request the Favour of you to direct some Officer to give them their further Instructions respecting their Route and Destination as I suppose My Tents and Coulours Fifes [and] Medicine Chest and Case of Instruments will be orderd down to my Regiment, who must be much distressd proper Invoices shall be sent with every Brigade of Waggons. I must also beg the Favour of you to inform me to whom I shall consign the Waggons hereafter. The Articles I now send are [part of] those I had procur'd for the Va [Virginia] Troops. - a proportion of horse mans Tents shall go with the Tents. [End Page 1] I waited on Governor Reed and he promises me the Waggons in the Course of two or three Weeks, but cannot tell me for how long. No Supplies are in the Quarter from whence they are to come except some Shoes in Lancaster which I shall order on immedia tely from thence. All The Arms I can gett shall come on in the first Waggons I gett. The Artificers with one Travelling Forge will march on Thursday. I have waited on the Committee of Congress, they have determind nothing yett and seem exceedingly averse to draw on France. by the Time this reaches you – I doubt not but you'll be perfectly acquain ted with what you have to expect from the Southern States – and would beg leave to suggest to you the good Effects another Letter from you to Congress with Respect to Cloathing would produce. I have heard nothing from Colo Pickering yett with Respect to the Waggons, - I have found Mr. Nixon of the Dragoons, who it seems has been here a long Time doing nothing. I have taken Charge of a few Things he had to send on and have [End Page 2] directed him to join his Regiment. I shall report to you from Time to Time the prospect I have of Succeeding in the Execution of your Orders and have the honor to be with the Greatest Respect Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servant Christian Febiger Colo 2nd Va [Virginia] Regt - P.S. this Days paper is not worth enclosing as it contains nothing material. – I have the pleasure to inform you, that Generals Lincoln [and] [illegible] son and about 150 Officers are exchangd. from long Island as also all General Lincolns Aids du Camp Colo Lawrens and Colo Ternant. – There is a number of valuable Officers of Va. exchangd. who were excluded in the Arrangement of 1778, our Line is but thin in Officers a Num ber of those would wish to return M to Service if they would gett Employ. I only mention this for Informations Sake. – [End Page 3] [Endorsed] From Colo. [Colonel] Febiger Novr. 7th. 1780. [Addressed] The honorable [publick Service] Major General Greene Commander in Chief of the Southern Army Supposd. at Christian Febiger Richmond Colo 2nd Va [Virginia] Rgt. Virginia [End Page 4]
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    [Christian Febiger to Nathanael Greene November 7, 1780 [RvW Box 1 Folder 9; MSS. – A.L.S.] Philadelphia Novembr. 7th. 1780 Sir Agreeable to your Instructions I have and am using every Means to gett Teams and to forward on the Articles provided for the Southern Army. Ten Waggons will sett off tomorrow loaded chiefly with Tents and Camp Equipage as also with the Standards Colours [and] D Camp Colours [and] Fifes for the Six V.a [Virginia] Regts. one Medium Chest and a Sett of Instruments for Doctor Wallace. I shall order the whole to Richmond, where I must request the Favour of you to direct some Officer to give them their further Instructions respecting their Route and Destination as I suppose My Tents and Coulours Fifes [and] Medicine Chest and Case of Instruments will be orderd down to my Regiment, who must be much distressd proper Invoices shall be sent with every Brigade of Waggons. I must also beg the Favour of you to inform me to whom I shall consign the Waggons hereafter. The Articles I now send are [part of] those I had procur'd for the Va [Virginia] Troops. - a proportion of horse mans Tents shall go with the Tents. [End Page 1] I waited on Governor Reed and he promises me the Waggons in the Course of two or three Weeks, but cannot tell me for how long. No Supplies are in the Quarter from whence they are to come except some Shoes in Lancaster which I shall order on immedia tely from thence. All The Arms I can gett shall come on in the first Waggons I gett. The Artificers with one Travelling Forge will march on Thursday. I have waited on the Committee of Congress, they have determind nothing yett and seem exceedingly averse to draw on France. by the Time this reaches you – I doubt not but you'll be perfectly acquain ted with what you have to expect from the Southern States – and would beg leave to suggest to you the good Effects another Letter from you to Congress with Respect to Cloathing would produce. I have heard nothing from Colo Pickering yett with Respect to the Waggons, - I have found Mr. Nixon of the Dragoons, who it seems has been here a long Time doing nothing. I have taken Charge of a few Things he had to send on and have [End Page 2] directed him to join his Regiment. I shall report to you from Time to Time the prospect I have of Succeeding in the Execution of your Orders and have the honor to be with the Greatest Respect Sir Your most obedient and most humble Servant Christian Febiger Colo 2nd Va [Virginia] Regt - P.S. this Days paper is not worth enclosing as it contains nothing material. – I have the pleasure to inform you, that Generals Lincoln [and] [illegible] son and about 150 Officers are exchangd. from long Island as also all General Lincolns Aids du Camp Colo Lawrens and Colo Ternant. – There is a number of valuable Officers of Va. exchangd. who were excluded in the Arrangement of 1778, our Line is but thin in Officers a Num ber of those would wish to return M to Service if they would gett Employ. I only mention this for Informations Sake. – [End Page 3] [Endorsed] From Colo. [Colonel] Febiger Novr. 7th. 1780. [Addressed] The honorable [publick Service] Major General Greene Commander in Chief of the Southern Army Supposd. at Christian Febiger Richmond Colo 2nd Va [Virginia] Rgt. Virginia [End Page 4]
Title:
Letter from Christian Febiger to Nathanael Greene
Creator:
Febiger, Christian, 1746-1796
Date:
1780-11-07
Description:
Letter from Christian Febiger to Nathanael Greene regarding the transfer of equipment, such as tents, camp equipment, colors, and fifes, to Virginia. Febiger also details the activities of the Committee of Congress and transfer of additional personnel.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Collection of Revolutionary War Letters
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Febiger, Christian, 1746-1796, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Correspondence, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Military service, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786--Military leadership, Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786
Topical Subject:
War, armed forces, and society
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces, Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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image/jpeg
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600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.
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