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You will take up your march as soon as possible for Fort Fayette. I am anxious that you should reach that place this Winter provided you can do it without a injury to your men. If you find the thing impracticable you will take up your quarters in the town of Bedford where you will find an agent of the Contractor. With him you will make the necessary arrangements informing me what you shall...
I have received your letters of the twenty fifth and twenty sixth of October with their enclosure. Mess. Stickney and Wilson have been nominated to the Secret of War as Cadets in your regiment, and have received my support. I enclose to you an arrangement of relative rank formed on the basis of the one which you transmitted to me. The appointments of some of the persons mentioned in your list...
Your letter of the 8th. instant is received. I regret extremely that such misapprehension should have taken place, as it has totally deranged my plan of procedure as to the object, and before I can find a substitute will be productive of serious inconveniencies both to Officers and men. A compensation for travelling expences would have been made agreably to the regulation on that Subject for...
Herewith is an Official answer to your letter. I regret the intimation with which it is closed, to which however I can & must annex no precise meaning. I will only observe upon it, that in no sense can the affair be viewed as a personal injury, or be proper for the manifestation of personal resentment in any form. Any person one, who should give him you a different opinion, can hardly be your...
The Deputy Paymaster General being shortly expected in this City, Quarters of course, must be provided for him—I am informed that a suitable house is to be had in Greenwich Street, near the Albany Bason; which I request you to engage for his and the Adjutant General’s Offices—Application is to be made to Mr. Euen at No. 46 Greenwich Street, or, at his Counting house, Corner of Gouverneur’s...
You will repair as soon as possible to Niagara, and put yourself under the orders of Major Rivardi— With considn ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Col. Rice proposes Mess Joseph Stickney and Edward Le Britton Wilson as Cadets in his Regiment, and I would recommend that they be immediately appointed. The Col. mentions that they can not recruit a man from the want of cash money— With great ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Enclosed are extracts from letters of Colonel Hamtramck. I would thank you for a supply of the articles of War, and of the regulations for the — discipline of the troops— With great respect ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I should be very glad, if it lies within the compass of your powers, if you would order the revenue cutter in this port to accompany the Snow Acteon laden with Arms and public Stores as you are informed to Norfolk— With great respect ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
As soon as you shall have received the requisite number of overalls you will proceed to Brunswick in New Jersey—Upon your arrival at that place you will report yourself to me. With consideration ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Your different letters of the 19th and 27th of September, of the 5th. 11th and 18th of October, and of the first of November have been duly received. I am much obliged to you for the particular information which they contain concerning the several posts that you have visited, and for the attention which you have given in correcting the different defects that occurred to your observation. You...
Colonel Hamtramck in his letter of the nineteenth of September, informs me that a quantity of medicine and Hospital stores have been sent for Fort Defiance, and that there is no such post in existence. He likewise informs me that Eleven Hogsheads of Clothing were received last fall at Detroit which were unaccompanied with an Invoice. With great considn— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y....
I have received from Lieutenant Gibson of your garrison an application for a furlough on the ground of ill health supported by the certificate of Doctor Dill. Relying on the honor of the parties I can not doubt that the representation is correct, and would thank you to signify to Lieutenant Gibson that his request is granted, directing him, in the mean time, to report himself monthly to me....
I send you a letter from Colonel Taylor and an arrangement which he proposes. The grounds, as stated in his letter, of this arrangement do not strike my fancy. The spirit seems to be too much that which almost ruined our revolutionary army in the outset. Do me the favor to remark the individuals who are with you and send me as soon as possible a brief comment on each as officer and Gentleman...
By the contract with James OHara Esquire, it appears that on the South East side of the Ohio within the State of Kentucke the ration is Ten Cents and two milles, on the North West side, at Cincinnati, thirteen cents, and that nothing is settled between that point and Massac. If the matter should remain as it is, the reserve force must be stationed on the South East side; for the difference of...
New York, November 8, 1799. “I enclose to you a letter from Col. Lear on the subject of winter Quarters that you may take such measures as shall appear to you to be necessary in the case. I do not see that any thing better can be done than to send the tenth regiment to Carlisle where the barracks can easily be prepared for their reception. According to the orders that have been given to Col....
I have received your letter of the first of this month— You will be pleased to repair immediately to Wilmington in the State of Delaware for the purpose of being employed in the recruiting service. Upon your Arrival at that place you will report yourself to Major Cass and take his order— With considn I am ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I send enclose to you a letter from Lt. Wands who bears in his regiment the character of an useful officer. He has been particularly serviceable in the recruiting business. Unless there be something — or a special interposition in his favour improper I think it would be attended with advantage to the public If it is not thought that the precedent would be an inconvenient one I think the...
Col. Parker Hall proposes Wm. Barton Browner and William Cary as Cadets in his regiment. Enclosed are recommendations which have been transmitted to me in favor of these Gentlemen. I would advise that they be immediately appointed. Col. Parker recommends Mr. Hill for the place of Chaplain, and speaks of him as a man of excellent character. If there were any a provision for Chaplains in the law...
Captain Staats Morris informs me that he has applied to the Contractor for a supply of fuel for his garrison, and but that the Contractor, from the want of money, has been unable to furnish it. I request that you will take immediate measures for supplying this deficiency— With Cons ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the third instant with it’s enclosures. The proper accomm hutts arrangements for hutting at Harper’s ferry will have been, before this, so far advanced that it will be proper to for you to proceed immediately to that place. The affair of pay has, I trust, been settled before now. I can not help thinking that the route which has heretofore prescribed to you by...
I have received your letter of the second instant. The arrangment with respect to fuel which was transmitted to you by Major Hoops was only provisory— It has not yet been confirmed, and the old antecedent regulations will govern till further orders. I have written to the Ast Qur Mr. Genl concerning the deficiency of fuel of which you complain and given him the necessary directions. With consn....
I have received your letter of the twenty ninth of October. My estimate of the timber necessary for hutting may have been too low—I must refer leave the matter to your discretion, requesting that you will attend relying on your attention to oeconomy. as far as is consistent with the comfortable accommodation of the troops. Be careful to I repeat my request that you will use the timber in such...
I have received your letter of the thirty first of October, and am much obliged to you for your attention to the Winter quarters of the Troops. With great consideration & esteem I am Sir Yr. obedt. Servt. ( LS , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; copy, in the...
The father of John Dover having procured a substitute I have concluded to discharge him. He is to be discharged accordingly. I am informed that he enlisted under the name of John Thompson, and that he still pases by that name. He belongs to Capn. McClay’s company, and is now at Detroit. Direct communication between you and myself will from this time now cease, and you will direct address your...
I wish to see a Copy of the Charter Party of the Vessel which is to convey Genl. Wilkinson and his suite to their Destination— With great consideration I am Sir—yr. obedt. Servt ( LS , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, New-York Historical Society, New York City; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The recruiting rendezvouses in Virginia are 1. New London, 2. Powhatan Court House, 3. Petersburg—4 Suffolk — & Kempsville either or both for one—5th. City of Richmond, 6. Williamsburg, 7 Accomac Ct. House, 8th Northumberland Cor. House—9th Bowling Green—10 Culpepper Court House—11. Fauquir Court House 12 Leesburg—13. Fredericksburg. 14. Charlottesville—15 Winchester—16 Staunton 17 Fincastle...
“ Greenleafs new Dayly Advertiser ” of this morning contains a publication intitled “Extract of a letter from Philadelphia dated September 20th,” which charges me with being at the “bottom” of an “effort recently made to suppress the Aurora ” (a news paper of that City) by pecuniary means. It is well known that I have long been the object of the most malignant calumnies of the faction opposed...
Enclosed is an account of Major Toussard, for the rent of a house in New Port. It appears to me to be high, but as no quarters were provided at the fort, it became necessary that they should be furnished in some other mode. no regulation having been established on the subject of Quarters, it is of necessity that Officers should exercise a discretion, and unless you consider the present case as...
Majors Brooks and Toussard are expected for this Quarter in a short time—I wish to know what accommodations for the Winter can be afforded to these officers at Fort Jay without infering interfering with the convenience of those already in the Garrison— With consideration &c— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown and H, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Your several letters of the third, fifth, ninth and nineteenth of October have been duly received. I do not think it expedient to transfer Major Jackson to Boston as I have but lately consented to his being stationed at New Port, and as you can will shortly leave that place. I have considered the observations in your letter of the fifth of October relative to the particular situation in which...
Cases have occurred in which officers, from a wish to see their men well equipt, have purchased articles for them that are not included in the general provision. These have been admitted in particular instances for special reasons as a public charge; but the Secretary of War has expressed an extreme relu⟨ctance⟩ to give the practice his sanc⟨tion⟩ and has signified to me his desire that...
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).
I transmit you the arrangement of relative rank which has been established for the fifteenth regiment. Mess. Rudberg and Barret have been heretofore recommended to you as Lieutenants. Colonel Hunnewell is anxious that they receive should receive Appointments. Oliver Emerson and George Blake are proposed by Coll. Hunnewell as Cadets in his regiment and I woul d recommend that the nomination be...
I have received your several letters of the fifteenth and sixteenth of October. The arrangement of relative rank which you transmitted me is confirmed. Mess Emerson and Blake have been mentioned to the Secry. of War as the persons nominated as Cadets in Your regiment. I thank you for the With great co— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the twentieth of October. The Secretary of War has been informed of the nomination of Mess Emerson Simmons and Beale as Cadets in your regiment, and has been requested to transmit them their appointments. Enclosed is a copy of a letter from the Secretary of war. With great considn ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
New York, November 4, 1799. “I send you by way of information an order of the 1st. inst. issued by me respecting the General Disposition of the Army, in conformity with the instructions heretofore received from the Secy. of War. It seemed necessary to have all the regiments thrown into Brigades. The situation of the third and 4th. within different commands created some embarrassment. You will...
Enclosed are a letter from the Secretary of the Treasury and one from the Secretary of War. It would appear from the extract of a letter from Captain Taylor which is likewise enclosed that my letter to Col. Read on the subject must have miscarried. You will oblige me by — giving promptly the necessary directions in the case— With great ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton...
I expressed to you my wish in conversation that you would be so good as to fix upon and name to me characters for Officers of the Inspector Department within your Command. Inclosed are letters lately received respecting Major Beale for your informa tion Major Campbell you will remember is also a respectable Candidate for Division Inspector. Capt. E. Tay lor is appointed a Brigade Inspector— (...
I send you a number of rea returns of various kinds—You will please to examine them, and, in those instances where Supplies are required, to do the needful— With great consideration &c P.S. Please to inform me of the name of the vessel & commander, what kind of vessel, and what burthen, that is prepared for Genl. Wilkinson; likewise whether she be intirely freighted by the public or not—You...
It is proper, from the particular situation of General Wilkinson, that his expences should be defrayed by the government. I have therefore to request that you will, without delay, provide sea stores for him and his suite. Relying on the delicacy of the General I refer you to him for a particular designation of the articles. You will find, in the Return of Articles necessary for Captain...
I find by your letter of the thirtieth of August that Hezekiah W. Bissel one of the a Surgeon’s Mate has been particularly directed to obey my commands—It is not mentioned where he resides—I woul d thank to give me the information immediately as I wish to send him — to a distant command quarter— With g ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
If — I presume — I am lead to believe that my letter to Col. Read relative to Captain Taylor must have miscarried as I find no acknowledgment of the receipt of it. The necessary measures have now been taken — matter has now been committed to the management of General Pinckney With great respect ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
You will have the prisoners at Fort Jay, belonging to the 12th. Regt. conveyed to Elisabeth Town under a Small guard, by Thursday next, when I have given orders that there shall be a party at that place from the Camp to receive them— With consideration— ( Df , in the handwriting of Ethan Brown, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the twenty first of October in which you announced your arrival at Bennington. Lt. Richmond will act as Pay & Quarter Master to your detachment. An additional number of the recruiting Instns have been deld to this Officer— With— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the 28th of October. You will not be ordered to Join your battallion this winter, but will remain where you are. With conn You will be permitted to remain at Albany this winter for the purpose of recruiting—I wish you to send to Fort Jay as soon as possible a Lieutenant and twenty men— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the fourth of october—you will immediately repair to Bennington in Vermont in order to be employed in the recruiting service—When arrived at that place you will report yourself to Major Buell and take his order— W— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The obvious expediency good policy of the Treasury as well as the order of Government, render it necessary the troops should be paid up, every two months when practicable, you are therefore to take definitive & effectual measures on this subject, relatively to the Troops on the lower Waters of the Mississippi, anterior to the return of Brigr. Generl. Wilkinson to that quarter, in the manner...
I have recd your letter of the 18th of Octor, and am much obliged to for to you for the information which they contain— With c— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The Secretary of War has just informed me that Lieutet. Richard Taylor resides at Springfield Smithfield in Virginia. With great considn You will send your next letter to this Gentleman in such a manner that you can be certain of it’s delivery. If you should not then hear from him you will inform me of it— ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).