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Morning Orders …Parole Pensacola. Countersigns Mobile, Spain. Watchword Galvez… 2-‐ To Major General Philemon Dickinson Head Quarters, New Windsor, May 15, 1781. Dear Sir: You may be assured that nothing would give me greter (sic) pleasure thatn to interest myself in a matter which concerned you or your friend ( Evan Jones of Pensacola) could I do it with propriety, but, present circumstances of Affairs, be complied with by me. As I have never had the least correspondence with Don Galvez or any of the Spanish Commanders, except a complimentary letter from the Governor of he Havannah (sic)… 3-‐ To Francisco Rendon [Spanish agent to the United States. He succeeded Miralles] Head Quarters, New Windsor, June 8, 1781. Sir: I have the Honor to receive your Favor of the 29th Uto. And have to assure you that I shall be very happy in a Confirmation of the very agreeable account you mention of the Success likely to attend the Arms of His Catholic Majesty under the commando of his General Don Galvez at Pensacola… 4-‐ To Francisco Rendon Head Quarters, New Windsor, June 21, 1781. Sir: I with the greatest pleasure congratulate you on the success of His Catholic Majesty’s Arms at Pensacola, and I have no doubt but a recital of the particulars will reflect much honor upon General Don Galvez and the troops under his command. No material movements on the part of the enemy having taken place in this quarter since my last I have no communications of any importance to make to you. I beg you to be assured that I am etc. [this is a draft to his secretary] 5-‐ To Francisco Rendon Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry, July 13, 1781.
Sir: I do myself the honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Agreable Favor of the 14 ulto, with the Invoice inclosed (sic). I have also the pleasure to inform you pr this Conveyance, that the Articles mentioned in the Invoice, and which you have been so kind as to present to Mrs. Washington and me, are safely arrived. Be assured Sir, I receive with particular Satisfaction this mark of you Attention and Politeness and that it claims my most sincere Thanks. I have no yet been honored with the particulars of the Sujection of Pensacola to the Arms of his Catholic majesty; nor with the Terms of its Capitulation [this is a lie. He makes clear reference of it to the letter dated July 10, to The President of the Congress]; I am perswaded you will be pleased to give me a Copy. I am etc. 6-‐To Francisco Rendon Sir: I was Yesterday honored with your favor of the 2nd. It give me pleasure to find so good a disposition in Don Bernardo de Galves to concert his operations in such a manner against the common enemy that the interests of His Catholic Majesty and those of ourselves and our Ally may be mutually benefitted. You must be sensible that, in the present political situation of Affairs, I cannot, with any degree of propriety behalf of the Unites States propose any joint plan of operation to Don Gavez, tho’ I flatter myself that difficulty will be here long removed. Neither can I at this time determine whether we shall be able to act offensively against the enemy in South Carolina and Georgia. That will in a great measure depend upon the Naval assistance we shall be able to derive from our Ally. Of this you may assure Don Galvez that should any offensive plan be formed and which is to be undertaken by the Allied Arms, I will use my influence with the French Commanders to give him due notice, should I not be able to open a correspondence with him myself. In the mean time you may inform him that he cannot make a more powerful diversion in favour of the southern States, than by pushing his Arms agst East Florida. I am obliged by the extract of Don Galvez’s letter to the Count de Grasse explaining at large the necessity he was under of granting the terms of Capitulation to the Garrison of Pensacola which the commandant required. I have no doubt, from Don Galvez’s will know attachment to the cause of America, but he would have refused the Articles which have been deemed exceptionable, had there not been very powerful reason to have induced his acceptance of them We opened our first parallel on the Night of the 6th.