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Revolutionary War Series (16 June 1775–31 May 1779) | Volume 7 (21 October 1776–5 January 1777) | Documents

General Orders, 21 October 1776To an Anonymous Officer, 21 October 1776From Colonel Jacob Bayley, 21 October 1776To Colonel William McIntosh, 21 October 1776To Major Zabdiel Rogers, 21 October 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 21 October 1776To Joseph Trumbull, 21 October 1776To Elizabeth Williams Philipse, 22 October 1776To Major General Philip Schuyler, 22 October 1776General Orders, 23 October 1776From Major General Benjamin Lincoln, 23 October 1776From the Pennsylvania Commissioners of Arrangement, 23 October 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 23 October 1776General Orders, 24 October 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 24 October 1776To Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 24 October 1776 [letter not found]From John Hancock, 24 October 1776From Richard Peters, 24 October 1776From Richard Peters, 24 October 1776General Orders, 25 October 1776Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison to John Hancock, 25 October 1776From Robert R. Livingston, 25 October 1776To Edward Rutledge, 25 October 1776 [letter not found]To Martha Washington, 25 October 1776 [letter not found]General Orders, 26 October 1776To John Parke Custis, 26 October 1776 [letter not found]From Major General Philip Schuyler, 26 October 1776General Orders, 27 October 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 27 October 1776From Richard Henry Lee, 27 October 1776General Orders, 28 October 1776From John Hancock, 28 October 1776From Lieutenant Colonel Henry Beekman Livingston, 28 October 1776General Orders, 29 October 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 29 October 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene [document with enclosures]Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison to John Hancock, 29 October 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 29 October 1776From William Shippen, Jr., 29 October 1776General Orders, 30 October 1776From John Augustine Washington, 30 October 1776 [letter not found]General Orders, 31 October 1776From Landon Carter, 31 October–2 November 1776To Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 31 October 1776 [letter not found]From Major General Nathanael Greene, 31 October 1776Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison to John Hancock, 31 October 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 31 October 1776General Orders, 1 November 1776Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison to John Hancock, 1 November 1776General Orders, 2 November 1776From Lieutenant Colonel Ethan Allen, 2 November 1776From Brig. Gen. Samuel Holden Parsons, 2 November 1776 [letter not found]General Orders, 3 November 1776Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hanson Harrison to John Hancock, 3 November 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 3 November 1776To William Shippen, Jr., 3 November 1776General Orders, 4 November 1776General Orders, 5 November 1776From Major General Horatio Gates, 5 November 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 5 November 1776From John Hancock, 5 November 1776To Colonel Rufus Putnam, 5 November 1776General Orders, 6 November 1776Council of War, 6 November 1776From Brigadier General Benedict Arnold, 6 November 1776From Nicholas Cooke, 6 November 1776To John Hancock, 6 November 1776To the Massachusetts General Court, 6 November 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 6 November 1776To John Augustine Washington, 6–19 November 1776General Orders, 7 November 1776To Major General Nathanael Greene, 7 November 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 7 November 1776To William Livingston, 7 November 1776General Orders, 8 November 1776To the Board of War, 8 November 1776From the Board of War, 8 November 1776To Major General Nathanael Greene, 8 November 1776From Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, 8 November 1776 [letter not found]From Lieutenant General William Howe, 8 November 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 8 November 1776To Brig. Gen. Adam Stephen, 8 November 1776 [letter not found]General Orders, 9 November 1776To Major General Nathanael Greene, 9 November 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 9 November 1776To John Hancock, 9 November 1776From John Hancock, 9–12 November 1776To Lieutenant General William Howe, 9 November 1776From William Livingston, 9 November 1776Petition from Miles Oakley, 9 November 1776To Major General Israel Putnam, 9 November 1776General Orders, 10 November 1776Instructions to Ezekiel Cheever, 10 November 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 10 November 1776Instructions to Colonel Henry Knox, 10 November 1776Instructions to Major General Charles Lee, 10 November 1776Instructions to Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 10 November 1776From Lord Stirling, 10 November 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 10 November 1776Instructions to Joseph Trumbull, 10 November 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 11–12 November 1776To John Hancock, 11 November 1776From Lieutenant General William Howe, 11 November 1776From Major General Philip Schuyler, 11 November 1776Instructions to Major General William Heath, 12 November 1776To Colonel Daniel Hitchcock, 12 November 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 12 November 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 12 November 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 13 November 1776From the Board of War, 14 November 1776To John Hancock, 14 November 1776From John Hancock, 14 November 1776To Major Generals Charles Lee and William Heath, 14 November 1776From Major General Artemas Ward, 14 November 1776To the Board of War, 15 November 1776To the Board of War, 15 November 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 15 November 1776To John Hancock, 16 November 1776From John Hancock, 16 November 1776To Major Generals Charles Lee and William Heath, 16–17 November 1776To the New York Convention, 16 November 1776From Lieutenant Colonel William Palfrey, 17 November 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 17 November 1776From the Board of War, 18 November 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 18 November 1776From Major General William Heath, 18 November 1776To Lieutenant Colonel William Palfrey, 18 November 1776To John Hancock, 19–21 November 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 19 November 1776From Richard Peters, 19 November 1776From Colonel Rufus Putnam, 19 November 1776From Maj. Gen. Charles Lee, 20 November 1776 [letter not found]From Lund Washington, 20 November 1776 [letter not found]To Samuel Washington, 20 November 1776 [letter not found]To Colonel Samuel John Atlee, 21 November 1776From John Hancock, 21 November 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 21 November 1776To William Livingston, 21 November 1776To John Hancock, 23 November 1776To William Livingston, 23 November 1776From the New York Committee of Safety, 23 November 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 23 November 1776From Richard Peters, 23 November 1776Orders to Colonel David Forman, 24 November 1776From John Hancock, 24 November 1776From Major General William Heath, 24 November 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 24 November 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 24 November 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 24 November 1776To Brig. Gen. Thomas Mifflin, 24 November 1776 [letter not found]To Colonel Samuel Miles, 25 November 1776From John Hancock, 26 November 1776From Major General William Heath, 26 November 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 26 November 1776From the Massachusetts Council, 26 November 1776From Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 26 November 1776From Joseph Trumbull, 26 November 1776From Lund Washington, 26 November 1776 [letter not found]To John Hancock, 27 November 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 27 November 1776From William Livingston, 27 November 1776From Richard Peters, 28 November 1776 [letter not found]From Major John Clark, Jr., 29 November 1776To Major General William Heath, 29 November 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 29 November 1776From Robert R. Livingston, 29 November 1776To the Board of War, 30 November 1776To John Hancock, 30 November 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 30 November 1776To William Livingston, 30 November 1776To Colonel Joseph Reed, 30 November 1776From Brigadier General John Morin Scott, 30 November 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 30 November 1776To Brig. Gen. Matthias Williamson, 30 November 1776 [letter not found]To John Hancock, 1 December 1776To John Hancock, 1 December 1776From John Hancock, 1 December 1776To Lieutenant General William Howe, 1 December 1776To Colonel Richard Humpton, 1 December 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 1 December 1776To William Livingston, 1 December 1776To John Hancock, 2 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 2 December 1776From John Langdon, 2 December 1776To Maj. Gen. Charles Lee, 2 December 1776 [letter not found]From Pierre Van Cortlandt, 2 December 1776To John Hancock, 3 December 1776To Lieutenant General William Howe, 3 December 1776To Maj. Gen. Charles Lee, 3 December 1776 [letter not found]To Major General Charles Lee, 3 December 1776From James Caldwell, 4 December 1776 [letter not found]To John Hancock, 4 December 1776From John Hancock, 4 December 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 4 December 1776To Richard Peters, 4 December 1776From Richard Dallam, 5 December 1776 [letter not found]To Richard Dallam, 5 December 1776To John Hancock, 5 December 1776From Lieutenant General William Howe, 5 December 1776Memorandum for Colonel Richard Humpton, 5 December 1776To Brig. Gen. Matthias Williamson, 5 December 1776 [letter not found]To John Hancock, 6 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 6 December 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 6 December 1776To Colonel John Cadwalader, 7 December 1776From Major General Nathanael Greene, 7 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 7 December 1776To Maj. Gen. Charles Lee, December 1776 [letter not found]From Lord Stirling, 7 December 1776 [letter not found]From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 7–8 December 1776To Brig. Gen. Matthias Williamson, 7 December 1776 [letter not found]From Nicholas Cooke, 8 December 1776To John Hancock, 8 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 8 December 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 8 December 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 8 December 1776From the Massachusetts Council, 8 December 1776To Brigadier General William Maxwell, 8 December 1776From William Shippen, Jr., 8 December 1776From General Matthias Williamson, 8 December 1776To Colonel Arthur Erwin, 9 December 1776To John Hancock, 9 December 1776To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 9 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 9 December 1776To John Hancock, 10 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 10 December 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 10 December 1776To Lund Washington, 10–17 December 1776To Thomas Wharton, Jr., 10 December 1776To Colonel John Cadwalader, 11 December 1776From Matthew Cantine, 11 December 1776To John Hancock, 11 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 11 December 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 11 December 1776From Major General Charles Lee, 11 December 1776To Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam, 11 December 1776 [letter not found]To Brigadier General William Thompson, 11 December 1776From Charles Thomson, 11 December 1776General Orders, 12 December 1776Orders to Colonel John Cadwalader, 12 December 1776Orders to Brigadier General Philemon Dickinson, 12 December 1776Orders to Brigadier General James Ewing, 12 December 1776Orders to Brigadier Generals Lord Stirling, Hugh Mercer, Adam Stephen, and La Rochefermoy, 12 December 1776From Major General Horatio Gates, 12 December 1776To John Hancock, 12 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 12 December 1776To Lieutenant General William Howe, 12 December 1776From New England Delegates, 12 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 12 December 1776From Major General Israel Putnam, 12 December 1776From Colonel Joseph Reed, 12 December 1776To William Shippen, Jr., 12 December 1776From Lord Stirling, 12 December 1776From Charles Thomson, 12 December 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 12 December 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 12 December 1776To John Hancock, 13 December 1776From Maj. Gen. William Heath, 13 December 1776 [letter not found]From Robert Morris, 13 December 1776 [letter not found]From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 13 December 1776From Major General John Sullivan, 13 December 1776From Joseph Trumbull, 13 December 1776To Brigadier General Benedict Arnold, 14 December 1776To Brigadier Generals James Ewing, Hugh Mercer, Adam Stephen, and Lord Stirling, 14 December 1776To Major General Horatio Gates, 14 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 14 December 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 14 December 1776To Robert Morris, 14 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 14 December 1776To Major General Joseph Spencer, 14 December 1776To Lord Stirling, 14 December 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 14 December 1776From Colonel John Cadwalader, 15 December 1776To John Hancock, 15 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 15 December 1776To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 15 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 15 December 1776To Major General John Sullivan, 15 December 1776From Colonel David Chambers, 16 December 1776To John Hancock, 16 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 16 December 1776To the New York Convention, 16 December 1776To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 16 December 1776Orders to Lieutenant Colonel Elisha Sheldon, 16 December 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 16 December 1776To Joseph Trumbull, 16 December 1776From Major General Horatio Gates, 17 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 17 December 1776To Lieutenant General William Howe, 17 December 1776To Colonel Robert Magaw, 17 December 1776To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 17 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 17 December 1776From Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam, 17 December 1776 [letter not found]To James Bowdoin, 18 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 18 December 1776To Major General Benjamin Lincoln, 18 December 1776To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 18 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 18 December 1776To Samuel Washington, 18 December 1776Orders to the Colonels of the Bucks County Militia, 19 December 1776From William Gordon, 19 December 1776From Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 19 December 1776To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 19 December 1776From Maj. Gen. Israel Putnam, 19 December 1776 [letter not found]To John Hancock, 20 December 1776From the Captains of the Second New Jersey Regiment, 20 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 20 December 1776Orders to Carpenter Wharton, 20 December 1776To Nicholas Cooke, 21 December 1776From Brigadier General Philemon Dickinson, 21 December 1776From Azariah Dunham, 21 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 21 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 21 December 1776To Major General Alexander McDougall, 21 December 1776Orders to Brigadier General William Maxwell, 21 December 1776From Robert Morris, 21 December 1776To Major General Israel Putnam, 21 December 1776To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 21 December 1776Orders to Carpenter Wharton, 21 December 1776To James Bowdoin and the New Hampshire General Court, 22 December 1776From Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 22 December 1776To Robert Morris, 22 December 1776To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 22 December 1776From Colonel Joseph Reed, 22 December 1776To Major General Joseph Spencer, 22 December 1776To Major General Horatio Gates, 23 December 1776From John Hancock, 23 December 1776From Robert Morris, 23–24 December 1776To Colonel Joseph Reed, 23 December 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 23 December 1776From Maj. Gen. Artemas Ward, 23 December 1776 [letter not found]To Colonel John Cadwalader, 24 December 1776From Col. John Cadwalader, 24 December 1776 [letter not found]To the Commanders of the Connecticut and Massachusetts Militias Marching to Peekskill, 24 December 1776From Richard Dallam, 24 December 1776From Brigadier General Philemon Dickinson, 24 December 1776To Colonel Samuel Griffin, 24 December 1776To John Hancock, 24 December 1776From the New York Committee of Safety, 24 December 1776To the Chiefs of the Passamaquoddy Indians, 24 December 1776General Orders, 25 December 1776To Colonel John Cadwalader, 25 December 1776To Colonel John Cadwalader, 25 December 1776To Robert Morris, 25 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 25 December 1776To Major General Israel Putnam, 25 December 1776From Colonel John Cadwalader, 26 December 1776From Colonel John Cadwalader, 26 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 26 December 1776From Robert Morris, 26 December 1776General Orders, 27 December 1776To Colonel John Cadwalader, 27 December 1776From Colonel John Cadwalader, 27 December 1776From Major William De Hart, 27 December 1776To John Hancock, 27 December 1776From John Hancock, 27 December 1776To Robert Morris, 27 December 1776To Colonel Joseph Reed?, 27 December 1776From Colonel Joseph Reed, 27 December 1776 [letter not found]General Orders, 28 December 1776 [letter not found]From Colonel John Cadwalader, 28 December 1776From the Executive Committee of the Continental Congress, 28 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 28 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 28 December 1776From Major General William Heath, 28 December 1776To Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 28 December 1776To Brigadier General William Maxwell, 28 December 1776From Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 28 December 1776From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 28 December 1776General Orders, 29 December 1776To John Hancock, 29 December 1776To Lieutenant General William Howe, 29 December 1776From Hugh Hughes, 29 December 1776To Major General Charles Lee, 29 December 1776From Brigadier General William Maxwell, 29 December 1776To Robert Morris, 29 December 1776To the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 29 December 1776General Orders, 30 December 1776To Major Theodorick Bland or the Officer Commanding the Virginia Light Horse, 30 December 1776To Col. John Cadwalader, 30 December 1776 [letter not found]From Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 30 December 1776To Robert Morris, 30 December 1776From Robert Morris, 30 December 1776From Robert Morris, 30 December 1776To the Commanding Officer at Morristown, 30 December 1776From Colonel John Cadwalader, 31 December 1776From the Executive Committee of the Continental Congress, 31 December 1776To Major General William Heath, 31 December 1776To Robert Morris, 31 December 1776From Robert Morris, 31 December 1776 [letter not found]Proclamation to the Friends of America in the State of New Jersey, 31 December 1776From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 31 December 1776–4 January 1777 [letter not found]General Orders, 1 January 1777From Lt. Col. George Baylor, 1 January 1777 [letter not found]To the Executive Committee of the Continental Congress, 1 January 1777To Major William De Hart, 1 January 1777From Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Denison, 1 January 1777To John Hancock, 1 January 1777From John Hancock, 1 January 1777To Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, 1 January 1777 [letter not found]To Brig. Gen. William Maxwell, 1 January 1777 [letter not found]From Robert Morris, 1 January 1777From the New York Committee of Safety, 1 January 1777To Colonel John Cadwalader or Brigadier General Thomas Mifflin, 1 January 1777From Major General William Heath, 2 January 1777From Thomas Wharton, Jr., 3 January 1777From Major General William Heath, 4 January 1777From Major General Benjamin Lincoln, 4 January 1777From the Massachusetts Council, 4 January 1777From the Executive Committee of the Continental Congress, 5 January 1777To John Hancock, 5 January 1777To Major General William Heath, 5 January 1777To Robert Morris, 5 January 1777To the New York Committee of Safety, 5 January 1777From the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 5 January 1777To Major General Israel Putnam, 5 January 1777