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I request you to state to me, explicitly, and without delay, in writing, whether it is your intention to comply with the order contained in the inclosed letter; and to return to me the other paper accompanying, after perusing them— With consideration & (Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I request you to furnish me, toward my allowance of fuel, full, fifteen Cords of wood, the allowance to a Major General from the 1st. of October to the 1st. of April I should be glad to have it all at once if convenient; if not, you will furnish it as you shall find so— With great consideration &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Since writing to you yesterday I have perused looked over the letters of Major Rivardi, and have found that he requests a boat for the use of the garrison of Niagara—I have given directions to Mr. Glen to provide one and to deliver — it to you— With consideration I am, Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will immediately after the receipt of this put your self and the men under your command under the direction of Major Bradley who has been instructed to station himself at Staunton for the purpose of superintending the Recruiting service for the fourth Regiment With great consideration I am Sir Yr. Obed St ( ADf , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the fifteenth of September, and am happy to hear of the safe arrival of your family at Albany. With respect to the boat of which you speak I do not think myself authorized to give an order on Mr. Glen as the thing has relation to private Accommodation, and not to the public service As Major Rivardi has not written to me respecting a boat for the garrison I could...
You will deliver the bearer a Cord of Wood for my use. Yr humble serv ALS , Mr. Ben Weisinger, New York City. A resident of New York City, Richards was the Army contractor with William and Robert Colfax of New Jersey to supply rations to the troops in New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. At the foot of this letter Elizabeth Hamilton wrote: “the Bearer has...
I have received your letter of the fourteenth instant— You did perfectly right in continuing to furnish Hospital stores, and I give my sanction to the past. In future these stores will be furnished by Ebenezer Stevens Esr. But you will continue to supply provisions to the troops both sick and well— — none of the component parts of the ration coming within the description of Hospital stores. As...
I have received your lette r of the seventeenth of July, and shall be happy to give every facility in my power to the passage of Mrs. Thompson & her family to Niagara—I do not know that any opportunity of the kind you mention will speedily occur—but should it be the case I shall not fail to comply with your request—With respect to your meeting Mrs. Thompson at Albany or Schenectady I can not...
Col. Bentley, in his letter of the twentieth of October, strongly recommends Reuben Beale and Samuel Simmons as Cadets in his regiment, and I would advise that they be immediately appointed— With perfect respect I am ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Your letter of the tenth of July has been delivered to me. I have given full information to Cl. Bentley on the subject of your enquiry, with instructions directions on t as to the course to be pursued. With much great consideration I am, Sir &c: &c: ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ New York, August 7, 1800. On August 9, 1800, Stockton wrote to Hamilton : “I have had the pleasure to receive your favor of the 7th.” Letter not found. ] Stockton, a New Jersey lawyer and Federalist, was a member of the United States Senate from 1796 to 1799.
Capt Pierson The Sy of War informs me that he has ordered Pierson Green of C. Henry’s company, on a certificate of Doctor Gillaspy, to be discharged the service You will inform C. Henry accordingly ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
It is my intention that there shall be ten common Drums to a Regiment— There will then remain for the Band the two Chief Musicians and ten other Musicians— Each of the Chief Musicians may have an Octave flute or a hautboy—and there should be besides Four Clarinets Two bassoons Two French horns A Cymball A Double Drum— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I send you the enclosed letter. You will make enquiry into the character and circumstances of the writer, and report verbally. to m ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have just received your letter of yesterday, and have given orders to Capn. Read to furnish from the garrison the guard and the orderly sergeant which you request to attend the President of the Court Martial. I presume the different members of the Court have, before this time, arrived. With great consideration I am, Sir &c: &c: ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers,...
Enclosed are proceedings of Courts Martial which have been acted upon. The Proceedings in the case of Morris Gerry have been acted upon in General orders. I have caused search to be made for them in the Office of the A General—They are not there, nor are they in my office—I conclude therefore that they have been forwarded to you ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers,...
Lieutenant Muhlenberg has been directed to proceed with the company of Captain Bruff from Baltimore to Norfolk. This officer, in a letter of the twenty seventh inst. represents mentions to me that the men are destitute of woolen overalls I have therefore to request that you will furnish to Baltimore a supply for a full company You will therefore be pleased to furnish with as soon as possible...
Your letters of the fifth sixth and sixth seventh, instants have been replied to except as to the arming of the recruits—I do not think it expedient that arms should be sent to Vermont—The troops will take their route towards Pittsburg passing thro’ this place where they can be supplied— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I request from you in the course of the day an estimate of the number of boards requisite for covering the Roofs of hutts sufficient for a Regiment of Infantry & for making bunks and benches and of their cost. likewise the quantity & price of Nails for the same purpose. With considratn I am Sir Yr Obed Ser Ebenezer Stevens Eq ( ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City).
The enclosed letter being on public business of an urgent nature, I request you to pay attention to hastening its transmission—If it cannot be sent, conveniently and speedily, by the Post, you will much oblige me in forwarding it by an express. With great Esteem Sir (Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the sixth instant, and have directed Major Tousarde to signify to you that your request of a furlough is granted. The necessity of regularity would have had lead me to refer you to Major Jackson had not Major Tousarde written to me on the Subject— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The Lieut. This will be handed to you by Lieut. Rogers, of the first Regiment who is on the way to D’Etriot to join his regiment. for which purpose He wishes to procure his pay, of which he has never yet received any part. I should be glad Sir if you will facilitate the means of his receiving it. With great consideration & ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and H, Hamilton Papers,...
It is the natural of course for you to take the Directions of your Commanding Officer Major Hoops on the subject of your letter—but if there be in your opinion any circumstance of a nature so peculiar as to require a personal application to me, Major Hoops at your request will give you the permission you desire. In the mean time you will no doubt pursue his direction With consideration I am...
I have received your letter of the fifth instant, and approve the intention which it expresses of coming to this place relative to your journey. You will be pleased to signify to Captain Littlefield that his request of a furlough is granted— With Gr— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have to request that you will provide — horses for Major Hoops and Captain Stille who are about to leave this place for Niagara. You will likewise be pleased likewise to advance fifty dollars to Capn. Stille and seventy five to Major Hoops to defray the expences of the journey— With great consn I am, Sir &c: &c: ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of...
It is my wish that you would look among the officers of the thirteenth regiment for some character qualified to fill the office station of Brigade Inspector — Quarter Master. Captain Meigs has been highly spoken of to me by his Colonel. I mention this mainly to draw call your attention to this Gentleman, ———— his merits, confiding however that you will have an equal eye to those of other...
Col Ogden has written to m requested me to have appoint ed bridgetown as a Company Rendezvous in the place of Woodbury to which I have consented. I will thank you to instruct Colonel Rhea to make the a contract for the former place, if so requested by Col Ogden with consideration I am Sir Your obed servt. ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Enclosed are I have the honor to transmit the proceedings of the Court Martial in the case of Lt. Leybourne I have strongly disapproved the sentence of the Court W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing the proceedings of John Leybourne’s court-martial, February 22, 1800, signed by James Read ( DS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose to you a letter from Captain Chandler offering a resignation of his commission. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Upon looking over my papers I find the enclosed account, which should have been transmitted at an earlier day for the consideration of the War Department. It is now enclosed to you that you may give such directions as shall appear to you proper. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress.
I have received your letter of the 10th instant with the inclosed papers. The arrangements with regard to Major Jackson were not known to me at the time my letter was written, You will therefore consider yourself as in the situation in which you was previous to the writing of that letter; should there be have been any danger of the small Pox, spreading it You will have been — acted right to...
Inclosed you will find a return of Cloathing wanted for two companies of the 1st. and two of the 2d. Regiments of Artillerists & Engineers. You will please to attend to the procuring & forwarding of those Articles, recollecting that the principal part of the troops in question are now removed to Fort Jay— With consideration I am Sir—your obedient servt. ( LS , New-York Historical Society, New...
I have received your letter of the second instant— You will signify to Lt Williams that he has leave of absence till the first of April— I have mentioned this Gentleman to the Scy of War, as Quarter Master to the second of regiment of Artillerists, but have received no answer on the point—I shall write again respecting it ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of...
I have received your letter of the fourteenth instant with it’s enclosure—It appears from the statement given that the application of Mr. Jones is a very improper one—Matters will therefore continue as they are. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Captain Read’s company with the detachment from Captain McClellen’s will be stationed on Ellis’s Island. This will make room for other troops at Fort Jay. I have consented that Captain Stille receive a furlough for seven days. With consideration ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You are directed to furnish to such Officers of the second Regt. as shall apply for them, Quarters and rations, untill the arrival of Major Bewel at your City, whom you will consider as their Commander and with whose requisitions you will accordingly comply With consideration &c ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
By an omission Lieut: Y. How’s name was left out in the definitive arrangement of the Officers of the 11th Regt. forwarded to you. he is to be placed 10th. 2. Lieutenant. with great respect Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Philip Church, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I enclose for your information a letter which I have received from Mr. John Bray of New Brunswick on the subject of winter quarters. It is my wish to have you report in the course of a week as by that time I shall it will be necessary to determine between New Jersey, and Carlisle. With great considern. I am, Sir & ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The bearer of this is Mr. Genti , my Cook, a very respectable man in his station. He has charge of my baggage. Be so good as to cause it to be transported to camp without delay and let him have a horse to convey himself unless he declines it. Yrs. truly ALS , Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey. For background to this letter, see H to Ogden,...
I have received your letter of the twentieth of January, and forward ed it with such observations as appeared to be proper to the Secretary of the Navy— W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). Acknowledges McLeod’s letter of January 20, 1800. Letter not found.
By a mistake in the draught I sent you of the Arrangement of your Circle Rutland has been mentioned as a pla Rendezvous, instead of Bennington, which latter is the place intended. You will With great consideration I am Sir &c (Copy, in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of yesterday and from the reasons stated therein extend your furlough until the first of May next. I did not on Captain Stille’s communication respecting the release of Van’erp recollect our conversation & my directions to you on the subject You will therefore inform Captain Still that Van’erp’s release was perfectly correct with true consideration &c ( Df , in the...
Your letter of the seventh instant was delivered to me at Trenton. General Pinckney is now at New Port, and I must refer you to him on the subject of your request. It would be improper in me to take any step in the business, as you are no longer annexed to my command. With consideration I am, Sir ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
[ New York, October 25, 1799. On November 6, 1799, Rice wrote to Hamilton : “In reply to your favours of the 19th. & 25th permit me to observe, that from the knowledge I have as yet obtained of the Gentlemen I can not fully recommend one for so important an office as that of Depy Pay Master General.” Second letter of October 25 not found. ]
I have received your letter of the twenty fourth of January enclosing a General Return of Ordnance and Quarter Master stores and Clothing at Pittsburg, Fort Franklin, Le Boeuf and Presq’ Isle. Enclosed is a copy of my letter constituting you Pay Master to the troops at certain posts. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the nineteenth instant. It is regular that any representation which you may have to make concerning that part of the regiment which is in Winter Quarters should come thro’ the Commanding Officer of the brigade. Having then the opinion and observations of the Commanding Officer I shall be better able to judge of the propriety of measures that are proposed— ( Df ,...
The President has accepted the resignation of Captain Thomas Chandler, expressing, at the same time, his regret that circumstances should render it necessary for him to retire from the army. You will inform Captain Chandler accordingly. Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. See Rice to H, March 16, 1800 ; H to James McHenry, May 5, 1800 (listed in the...
The bearer John Meredith having been summoned sent, by my direction, to attend Court Martial at Scotch Plains as a witness, you are desired to make him a reasonable compensation for his time and Expences— With great consideration I am Sir yr. ob Servt. ( LS , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, New-York Historical Society, New York City).
I have expresed it as my opinion to the S of War that Col. Strong was the person entitled to double rations, and that the same received by Major Bewell ought to be deducted from his future pay. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the 3d. instant and shall immediately write to the Secy. of War on the Subject of it. With great con— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).