Prince of Wales' American Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel PATTINSON is arrived here last night, and has brought me copy of the General orders of monday in which the General has appointed him to my Corps; as it will take up some time to arrange matters with him respecting the regiment I am apt to think I cannot have the pleasure of seeing you in New York before Saturday morning, Shall therefore be extremely obliged to you if you will settle the matter in question with HOWARD, who no doubt will wait upon you; it will not be amiss to promise to him that it is next to a certainty that my corps will stand, whereas by Joyning any other, there will not be the least probability, this as well as any other Argument that may suggest to yourself I Shall thank you to make use of, his men and mine I understand are connected as well by marriage as by other ties of acquaintance & friendship, which is the sole reason I wish they may Joyn.
I have just rec'd an express from the neighbourhood of Rie that Ninety odd fine Young fellows are now lying hid at a ladys farm; I have therefore ordered Capt. HOYT hither without delay, and I am about Arming the new Schooner with Swivells &c, which my people cut out of Rayway river in the Jerseys.
We all met yesterday at Mr CUMLISUS and spent a very chearfull day, Your company would have added exceedingly to our Jollity, but suppose from a multiplicity of business you forgot your promise, as well as the 27 Year old Madiera, Adeu and believe me with the greatest Amity,
P.S. my best Compliments to my worthy friend McKENZIE.
Ed WINSLOW Esq'r
University of New Brunswick, Edward Winslow Papers, Reel 152, 1-65.
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