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[ New York, July 10, 1799. On August 17, 1799, Bentley wrote to Hamilton: “Yours of the 10 Ultimo … was received in proper time.” Letter not found. ] Bentley, a Virginian and a veteran of the American Revolution, was lieutenant colonel commandant of the Seventh Regiment of Infantry. He was stationed in Richmond, Virginia.
It is matter of regret to me that I have not as yet received a single line from you in answer to several letters which I have addressed to you, to the care of Col Carrington at Richmond. I take it for granted however that it has arisen solely from the unavoidable delay incident to our relative situations. I sent you some time since a plan for the division of Virginia into districts &...
I learnt learned with pleasure from your letters of the 3 and 17 of May the progress which you had made. You are authorised to follow your own judgment as to the disposition of the Cloathing for your Regiment. In designating Richmond for your Regimental Rendezvous it was my intention merely to indicate a point in the vicinity of which your rendezvous was to be established & to which supplies...
I have been informed by the Secretary of War that all the articles for Arming cloathing and equipping of your Regiments will be delivered to your order or that of your Pay & Quarter master at your Regimental Rendezvous by Jonathan Jackson Esquire of Boston and Mr. Joseph Williams of Springfield (Mass.) six hundred and eighty stands of Arms and as many Gun–worms to be furnished by the latter...
The expence for fitting the hats will be defrayed by the Purveyor of Supplies (Tench Francis at Philadelphia) to whom an account must be sent certified by you—If any materials have been purchased on the public accounts vouchers of the Cost must accompany the Account. It is not determined by the Secy. of War how far the appointments of Cadets Shall at present proceed. But it will be agreeable...
I have to inform you that in reply to yours of the 15th. instant, that the arrangement of relative rank which you report is established. You will act upon it accordingly— With great consideration &c— (Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the fourth of July. Mess. Morgan and Heiskell have been mentioned to the Secretary of War with my support. Major Baytop of your regiment has informed me that a Writ of Habeas Corpus was issued by Judge Neilson requiring the presence of Edward Walker a minor enlisted by Captain Green—He requests information with as to the course of conduct which it will be proper...
Col. Parker mentions to me that you have placed an officer at Sheperd’s Town for the purpose of enlistment. You will be pleased, if this has been the case, to withdraw the officer from that station, d as I do not recollect that any change in the primitive arrangement has authorized the measure With great consideration I am Sir &c &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers,...
Your letters of the fifteenth, the seventeenth, and the eighteenth of this Month have been delivered to me. The proceeding of the District Judge is of a very alarming, and I think, of a very illegal nature. I have heretofore given you my opinion as to the mode of proceeding on Writs of Habeas Corpus demanding the presence of soldiers regularly enlisted. But as in the present case the minor has...
Your letter of the twenty sixth of August has been delivered to me. The contents have been duly attended to, and the result when known will be communicated. I have just received your letter of the fifth of this month, and am satisfied with the explanation which that it contains. The desire which you express to cultivate harmony is highly praiseworthy, and I hope the present which the last — it...