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Revolutionary War Series (16 June 1775–31 May 1779) | Volume 5 (16 June 1776–12 August 1776) | Documents

General Orders, 16 June 1776To John Hancock, 16 June 1776From Mary Watts Johnson, 16 June 1776From Lieutenant Colonel William Palfrey, 16 June 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 16 June 1776To Brigadier General John Sullivan, 16 June 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 16 June 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 16–17 June 1776General Orders, 17 June 1776To George Clymer, 17 June 1776To Benjamin Franklin, 17 June 1776To John Hancock, 17 June 1776To John Hancock, 17 June 1776From John Hancock, 17 June 1776From Garret Roorbach, 17 June 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 17 June 1776General Orders, 18 June 1776From John Hancock, 18 June 1776General Orders, 19 June 1776From William Gordon, 19–20 June 1776From John Hancock, 19 June 1776From Lieutenant Charles Pond, 19 June 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 19–20 June 1776From William Watson, 19 June 1776General Orders, 20 June 1776To Colonel James Clinton, 20 June 1776From Colonel James Clinton, 20 June 1776From Nicholas Cooke, 20 June 1776To John Hancock, 20 June 1776From Colonel Edward Hand, 20 June 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 20–21 June 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 20 June 1776General Orders, 21 June 1776From the Board of War, 21 June 1776To the Essex County Committee of Safety, 21 June 1776From Benjamin Franklin, 21 June 1776From Ensign Benjamin Gould, 21 June 1776To John Hancock, 21 June 1776To John Hancock, 21 June 1776From John Hancock, 21–22 June 1776From Joseph Hawley, 21 June 1776Arrest Warrant from a Secret Committee of the New York Provincial Congress, 21 June 1776From Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Tupper, 21 June 1776General Orders, 22 June 1776From Colonel James Clinton, 22 June 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 22 June 1776General Orders, 23 June 1776To Colonel James Clinton, 23 June 1776To John Hancock, 23 June 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 23 June 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 23 June 1776General Orders, 24 June 1776To Henry Bromfield and Commodore John Manley, 24 June 1776Orders and Instructions to Major General Horatio Gates, 24 June 1776To Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 24 June 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 24 June 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 24 June 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 24 June 1776From Brigadier General John Sullivan, 24 June 1776General Orders, 25 June 1776From Brigadier General Benedict Arnold, 25 June 1776To Colonel Jacob Bayley, 25 June 1776From William Burnet, 25 June 1776To Colonel James Clinton, 25 June 1776From Matthew Griswold, 25 June 1776From John Hancock, 25 June 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 25 June 1776From Brigadier General John Sullivan, 25 June 1776To Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Tupper, 25 June 1776General Orders, 26 June 1776From John Hancock, 26 June 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 26 June 1776General Orders, 27 June 1776Council of War, 27 June 1776From Colonel James Clinton, 27 June 1776From Colonel James Clinton, 27 June 1776From Lieutenant Joseph Davison, 27 June 1776To John Hancock, 27 June 1776To John Hancock, 27 June 1776From Joseph Hawley, 27 June 1776From Brigadier Generals William Heath, Joseph Spencer, Nathanael Greene, and Lord Stirling, 27 June 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 27 June 1776From Joseph Trumbull, 27 June 1776To Brigadier General James Wadsworth, 27 June 1776To Nathaniel Woodhull, 27 June 1776General Orders, 28 June 1776Council of War, 28 June 1776To Colonel James Clinton, 28 June 1776To John Hancock, 28 June 1776To Brigadier General William Livingston, 28 June 1776From Brigadier General William Livingston, 28 June 1776To the Massachusetts General Court, 28 June 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 28–29 June 1776General Orders, 29 June 1776To the Board of War, 29 June 1776From William Burnet, 29 June 1776To Colonel James Clinton, 29 June–1 July 1776To John Hancock, 29 June 1776From John Hancock, 29 June 1776To Philip Livingston and John Jay, 29 June 1776To William Livingston, 29 June 1776From the Officers and Soldiers of the Second Brigade, 29 June 1776From Daniel Tillinghast, 29 June 1776General Orders, 30 June 1776To William Burnet, 30 June 1776To the Captain of William Franklin's Guard, 30 June 1776To John Hancock, 30 June 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 30 June 1776From Catherine Jandine Lamb, June 1776General Orders, 1 July 1776From Colonel James Clinton, 1 July 1776From John Hancock, 1 July 1776From John Hancock, 1 July 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 1 July 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 1 July 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 1 July 1776General Orders, 2 July 1776From Colonel Thomas Bullitt, 2 July 1776From the Massachusetts General Court, 2 July 1776From Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 2 July 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 2 July 1776From Brigadier General John Sullivan, 2 July 1776From Joshua Wentworth, 2 July 1776General Orders, 3 July 1776From the Elizabethtown Committee of Safety, 3 July 1776From the Fredericksburg Precinct Committee of Safety, 3 July 1776To John Hancock, 3 July 1776From Captain Ephraim Manning, 3 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 3 July 1776 [letter not found]From Captain John Smith, 3 July 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 3 July 1776General Orders, 4 July 1776From Colonel James Clinton, 4 July 1776To John Hancock, 4 July 1776To John Hancock, 4–5 July 1776From John Hancock, 4 July 1776To Matthew Griswold, 4 July 1776 [letter not found]From Brigadier General William Livingston, 4 July 1776 [letter not found]From Brigadier General William Livingston, 4 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 4 July 1776 [letter not found]To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 4 July 1776From the Newark Committee of Correspondence, 4 July 1776From Colonel Adam Stephen, 4 July 1776 [letter not found]From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 4 July 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 4 July 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 4 July 1776General Orders, 5 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 5 July 1776To Brigadier General William Livingston, 5 July 1776From Brigadier General William Livingston, 5 July 1776From Brigadier General William Livingston, 5 July 1776General Orders, 6 July 1776From John Hancock, 6 July 1776From Lieutenant Colonel William Henshaw, 6 July 1776From Brigadier General William Livingston, 6 July 1776To Brigadier General William Livingston, 6 July 1776To Colonel Gold Selleck Silliman, 6 July 1776To Daniel Tillinghast, 6 July 1776 [letter not found]From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 6 July 1776From Colonel William Woodford, 6 July 1776General Orders, 7 July 1776To Colonel James Clinton, 7 July 1776From Brigadier General William Livingston, 7 July 1776To the Massachusetts General Court, 7 July 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 7 July 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 7 July 1776To William Watson, 7 July 1776General Orders, 8 July 1776Council of War, 8 July 1776To John Parke Custis, 8 July 1776 [letter not found]To John Hancock, 8 July 1776From John Hancock, 8 July 1776To Brigadier General William Livingston, 8 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 8 July 1776To Colonel Thomas Seymour, 8 July 1776General Orders, 9 July 1776To the Board of War, 9 July 1776To Nicholas Cooke, 9 July 1776From Colonel Henry Knox, 9 July 1776To the Massachusetts General Court, 9 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 9 July 1776From Certain Inhabitants of New York City, 9–14 July 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 9 July 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 9 July 1776General Orders, 10 July 1776From Colonel Philip Burr Bradley, 10 July 1776 [letter not found]From John Parke Custis, 10 July 1776 [letter not found]To John Hancock, 10 July 1776From John Hancock, 10 July 1776General Orders, 11 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 11 July 1776To John Hancock, 11 July 1776From John Hancock, 11 July 1776To the Massachusetts General Court, 11 July 1776To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 11 July 1776 [letter not found]From the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, 11 July 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 11 July 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 11 July 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 11 July 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 11 July 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 11 July 1776General Orders, 12 July 1776Council of War, 12 July 1776A Plan for Attacking Staten Island, 12 July 1776To John Hancock, 12 July 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 12–13 July 1776General Orders, 13 July 1776To Egbert Benson and Brigadier General George Clinton, 13 July 1776From Colonel James Clinton, 13 July 1776To Captain Patrick Dennis, 13 July 1776From John Hancock, 13 July 1776From Lord Howe, 13 July 1776To a Secret Committee of the New York Convention, 13 July 1776From Major General Israel Putnam, 13 July 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 13 July 1776General Orders, 14 July 1776From Egbert Benson, 14 July 1776To John Hancock, 14 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 14 July 1776From Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 14 July 1776To the New York Convention, 14 July 1776From a Secret Committee of the New York Convention, 14 July 1776To the Orange County Committee of Safety, 14 July 1776To the Commanding Officer of the Pennsylvania Troops, 14 July 1776From Colonel Rudolphus Ritzema, 14 July 1776To Colonel Rudolphus Ritzema, 14 July 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 14 July 1776General Orders, 15 July 1776From Brigadier General George Clinton, 15 July 1776From Colonel James Clinton, 15 July 1776To Nicholas Cooke and Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 15 July 1776To John Hancock, 15 July 1776From John Hancock, 15 July 1776To Major Generals William Howe and John Burgoyne, 15 July 1776To a Secret Committee of the New York Convention, 15 July 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 15 July 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 15 July 1776From Daniel Tillinghast, 15 July 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 15 July 1776From Officers of the Westchester County Militia, 15 July 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 15 July 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 15 July 1776General Orders, 16 July 1776From Field Officers of the Connecticut Light Horse, 16 July 1776To Field Officers of the Connecticut Light Horse, 16 July 1776From Nicholas Cooke, 16 July 1776From Major General Horatio Gates, 16 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 16 July 1776From John Hancock, 16 July 1776From Major General William Howe, 16 July 1776From the Massachusetts Council, 16 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 16 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 16 July 1776From the New York Convention, 16 July 1776From the Orange County Committee of Safety, 16 July 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 16 July 1776General Orders, 17 July 1776To Brigadier General George Clinton, 17 July 1776To Colonel James Clinton, 17 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 17 July 1776 [letter not found]To John Hancock, 17 July 1776To John Hancock, 17 July 1776From John Hancock, 17 July 1776To the New York Convention, 17 July 1776From a Secret Committee of the New York Convention, 17 July 1776To the Orange County Committee of Safety, 17 July 1776 [letter not found]To Major General Philip Schuyler, 17–18 July 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 17 July 1776From Daniel Tillinghast, 17 July 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 17–20 July 1776General Orders, 18 July 1776From Brigadier General John Fellows, 18 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 18 July 1776From John Hancock, 18 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 18 July 1776From a Secret Committee of the New York Convention, 18 July 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 18 July 1776General Orders, 19 July 1776To Major General Horatio Gates, 19 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 19 July 1776To John Hancock, 19 July 1776From John Hancock, 19 July 1776From Colonel Ann Hawkes Hay, 19 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 19 July 1776To the New York City Committee of Safety, 19 July 1776To the New York Convention, 19 July 1776To a Secret Committee of the New York Convention, 19 July 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 19 July 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 19 July 1776General Orders, 20 July 1776From Colonel Philip Burr Bradley, 20 July 1776From Nicholas Cooke, 20 July 1776From John Hancock, 20 July 1776To Colonel Ann Hawkes Hay, 20 July 1776 [letter not found]Memorandum of an Interview with Lieutenant Colonel James Paterson, 20 July 1776From Richard Peters, 20 July 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 20 July 1776To Colonel Adam Stephen, 20 July 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 20 July 1776General Orders, 21 July 1776To Colonel James Clinton, 21 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 21 July 1776To John Hancock, 21 July 1776To a Secret Committee of the New York Convention, 21 July 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 21 July 1776To Samuel Tucker, 21 July 1776General Orders, 22 July 1776From Benjamin Barnard, 22 July 1776From Colonel Philip Burr Bradley, 22 July 1776From Baron de Calbiac, 22 July 1776From Benjamin Franklin, 22 July 1776From Major Christopher French, 22 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 22 July 1776To John Hancock, 22 July 1776To John Hancock, 22 July 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 22 July 1776To John Augustine Washington, 22 July 1776General Orders, 23 July 1776To Baron de Calbiac, 23 July 1776From Brigadier General George Clinton, 23 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 23 July 1776To John Hancock, 23 July 1776To John Hancock, 23 July 1776General Orders, 24 July 1776To John Parke Custis, 24 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 24 July 1776From John Hancock, 24 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 24 July 1776From the New Jersey Convention, 24 July 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 24 July 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 24 July 1776To Nathaniel Woodhull, 24 July 1776General Orders, 25 July 1776Circular to Certain New England Governments, 25 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 25 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 25 July 1776To John Hancock, 25 July 1776From Colonel Ann Hawkes Hay, 25 July 1776From Major Return Jonathan Meigs, 25 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 25 July 1776From Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 25 July 1776From John Morgan, 25 July 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 25 July 1776General Orders, 26 July 1776To Brigadier General George Clinton, 26 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 26 July 1776From John Hancock, 26 July 1776From Colonel Alexander McDougall, 26 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 26 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 26 July 1776From Lord Stirling, 26 July 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 26 July 1776General Orders, 27 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 27 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 27 July 1776To John Hancock, 27 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 27 July 1776To Lord Stirling, 27 July 1776From Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Tupper, 27 July 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 27 July 1776General Orders, 28 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 28 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 28 July 1776General Orders, 29 July 1776To the Board of War, 29 July 1776From James Bowdoin, 29 July 1776From John Bradford, 29 July 1776From Nicholas Cooke, 29 July 1776From Major General Horatio Gates, 29 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 29 July 1776To John Hancock, 29 July 1776From John Hancock, 29 July 1776To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 29 July 1776 [letter not found]From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 29 July 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 29 July 1776From Brigadier General Artemas Ward, 29 July 1776General Orders, 30 July 1776From James Bowdoin, 30 July 1776From Baron de Calbiac, 30 July 1776From Elizabeth Fenton, 30 July 1776To Benjamin Franklin, 30 July 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 30 July 1776To John Hancock, 30 July 1776From John Hancock, 30 July 1776From John Hancock, 30 July 1776To Major General William Howe, 30 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 30 July 1776To Colonel William Woodford, 30 July 1776General Orders, 31 July 1776To John Hancock, 31 July 1776From John Hancock, 31 July 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 31 July 1776From the Regimental Surgeons at New York, 31 July 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 31 July 1776From Lieutenant Colonel Henry Beekman Livingston, July 1776General Orders, 1 August 1776From the Continental Congress Secret Committee, 1 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 1 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 1 August 1776From Major General William Howe, 1 August 1776To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 1 August 1776 [letter not found]From Major General Philip Schuyler, 1 August 1776From Nathaniel Shaw, Jr., 1 August 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 1 August 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., and Colonel Samuel Elmore, 1 August 1776General Orders, 2 August 1776From Brigadier General George Clinton, 2 August 1776From Richard Derby, Jr., 2 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 2 August 1776To Benjamin Greenleaf, 2–5 August 1776To John Hancock, 2 August 1776From John Hancock, 2–6 August 1776From Colonel Ann Hawkes Hay, 2 August 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 2 August 1776General Orders, 3 August 1776From Elbridge Gerry, 3 August 1776 [letter not found]From Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 3 August 1776From Pierre Penet, 3 August 1776From Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Tupper, 3 August 1776From Captain Richard Varick, 3 August 1776General Orders, 4 August 1776From an Anonymous Citizen, 4 August 1776From Comte d'Ennery, 4 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 4 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 4 August 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 4 August 1776General Orders, 5 August 1776To John Bradford, 5 August 1776To Nicholas Cooke, 5 August 1776From Colonel Lewis Duboys, 5 August 1776From Major Christopher French, 5 August 1776To John Hancock, 5 August 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 5 August 1776To Nathaniel Shaw, Jr., 5 August 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 5–6 August 1776From Captain Richard Varick, 5 August 1776General Orders, 6 August 1776From Colonel Samuel Drake and Lieutenant Colonel Johannes Hardenbergh, 6 August 1776From Elbridge Gerry, 6 August 1776 [letter not found]To Colonel Thomas McKean, 6 August 1776From Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 6 August 1776From Chevalier d'Orillac, Vidal, and Fargues, 6 August 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 6 August 1776From Colonel Thomas Thomas, 6 August 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 6 August 1776General Orders, 7 August 1776Circular to Militia Colonels in Western Connecticut, 7 August 1776To Timothy Edwards, 7 August 1776To Colonel Samuel Elmore, 7 August 1776To Major Christopher French, 7 August 1776From Major General Horatio Gates, 7 August 1776To John Hancock, 7 August 1776To John Hancock, 7 August 1776To the Hartford Committee of Safety, 7 August 1776From Colonel Ann Hawkes Hay, 7 August 1776 [letter not found]From Walter Livingston, 7 August 1776From a Committee of the Massachusetts Council, 7 August 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 7 August 1776To Jesse Root, 7 August 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 7 August 1776To Nathaniel Shaw, Jr., 7 August 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 7 August 1776To Samuel Tucker, 7 August 1776General Orders, 8 August 1776From John Parke Custis, 8 August 1776To Major Christopher French, 8 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 8 August 1776To John Hancock, 8–9 August 1776From John Hancock, 8 August 1776To Robert R. Livingston, 8 August 1776To Brigadier General William Livingston, 8 August 1776To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 8 August 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 8 August 1776To Colonel Samuel Miles, 8 August 1776To the Pennsylvania Associators, 8 August 1776To Brigadier General John Morin Scott, 8 August 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 8 August 1776From William Watson, 8 August 1776To Nathaniel Woodhull, 8 August 1776To Nathaniel Woodhull, 8 August 1776From Nathaniel Woodhull, 8 August 1776General Orders, 9 August 1776From Thomas Cheesman, 9 August 1776To Brigadier General George Clinton, 9 August 1776To Colonel Lewis Duboys, 9 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 9 August 1776From Robert R. Livingston, 9 August 1776To Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 9 August 1776 [letter not found]From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 9 August 1776From the New York Convention, 9 August 1776General Orders, 10 August 1776To Timothy Edwards, 10 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 10 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 10 August 1776From John Hancock, 10 August 1776From John Hancock, 10 August 1776To Colonel Ann Hawkes Hay, 10 August 1776From Colonel Thomas McKean, 10 August 1776 [letter not found]From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 10 August 1776From Colonel William Richmond, 10 August 1776To Captain Richard Varick, 10 August 1776General Orders, 11 August 1776From Major Christopher French, 11 August 1776From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 11 August 1776To Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 11 August 1776 [letter not found]From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 11 August 1776To the New York Convention, 11 August 1776To Colonel Rufus Putnam, 11 August 1776To the Queens County Committee of Safety, 11 August 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 11 August 1776General Orders, 12 August 1776From John Bradford, 12 August 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 12 August 1776To John Hancock, 12 August 1776To John Hancock, 12 August 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 12 August 1776From Brigadier General William Livingston, 12 August 1776From Brigadier General Hugh Mercer, 12 August 1776To the New York Convention, 12 August 1776To Major General Artemas Ward, 12 August 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 12 August 1776