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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).
The General approves your proposed order and requests you to forward a copy to the respective guard—Tomorrow in general orders, they and the militia will be directed to take their orders from you. Bedkins corps is instructed to join you for the purpose of vedets. I have the honor to be Yr Lordships hum. s. NjP .
By His Excelly’s command I am to request, You will be pleased to put General Hands brigade under marching orders to move by break of day tomorrow morning. He will see General Greene and take orders from him. An impress of waggons is the object. I have the honor to be with the truest attach men t Yr Lordships Most Obedt ser. NN : Myers Collection.
[ Fredericksburg , New York , September 28, 1778 .] Orders Stirling to New Jersey to take command of troops there. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
New York, May 20, 1786. “I have at length concluded your affair with the Assignees of Heart by agreeing to take the principal of your first demand … & to come in for any further demand you may have as any other Creditor.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Malcolm Hart.
[ Philadelphia, August 16, 1792. The catalogue description of this letter reads: “Thanking him for copy of laws.” Letter not found. ] LS , sold at Anderson Galleries, May 4, 1927, Lot 95. See Dallas to H, August 9, 1792 .
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).
[ War Department, September 23, 1794. The catalogue description of this letter reads as follows: “on the appointment of a Surgeon in the Pennsylvania Militia.” Letter not found. ] ALS , sold at Anderson Galleries, June 3, 1914, Lot 109. See Dallas to H, September 20, 1794 .
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).
Treasury Department, July 29, 1790. “I had the honour of receiving the three … draughts from Governor Johnston, and yourself for 18,136 39/90 Dollars, 8507 46/90 Dollars & 1680 Dollars which were remitted to this office. They … will be duly passed to the Credit of the State of North Carolina.” Copy, Governor’s Letter Book, 1789–1791, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh,...
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).
Fredericksburg [ New York ] September 28, 1778 . Sends instructions for Stirling’s command in New Jersey. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
By His Excellys. command I am to request you will be pleased to put General Hands brigade under marching orders to move by break of day tomorrow morning. He will see General Greene and take orders from him. An impress of waggons is the object. I have the honor to be with the truest attacht. Yr Lordships Most Obedt. serv. ALS , MS Division, New York Public Library. Brigadier General Edward...
I will thank you for your name on the inclosed. Yrs. ALS , New-York Historical Society, New York City.
As the removal of the residence of Congress from this city will necessarily dissolve our association for the education of our children under your care, and as those of us who remain, do not see a probability of immediately filling up our former number, we take this method of unitedly expressing the entire confidence we have in your talents, and our approbation of your method of tuition. We...
Your letter of the 7th. instant to his Excellency fell into my hands. He has been very much indisposed for three or four days past, insomuch that his attention to business is pronounced by the Doctor to be very improper; and we have made a point of keeping all from him which was not indispensibly necessary. I detained your express a day in hopes of a convenient opportunity to communicate your...
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...
Carlisle [ Pennsylvania ] October 9, 1794 . “I request that you will advance to Col Blaine the sum which you mentioned to me. If it can without inconvenience be extended to four thousand the accommodation will be the greater.” ADf , Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford. See H to Ephraim Blaine, October 9, 1794 . On the back of this letter H wrote: “These letters explain the nature of an...
The General approves your proposed order and requests you to forward a copy to the respective guards. Tomorrow in general orders, they and the militia will be directed to take their orders from you. Bedkins corps is instructed to join you for the purpose of vedets. I have the honor to be   Yr Lordships humb Sr ALS , Mrs. Archibald M. Crossley, Princeton, New Jersey. On August 30, 1780,...
We have been very sorry to hear that our dear Alexander has been unwell but thank God that he was better. We hope he will soon be quite well. Your Mama will leave this place tomorrow or next day for Trenton to bring you herself to Town. I expect to set out tomorrow for Carlisle. But you must not be uneasy about it. For by the accounts we have received there will be no fighting and of course no...
His Excellency finds the relative situation of the country hereabouts something different from what his information led him to conceive and that Fredericksburgh is not quite that intermediate Point between Danbury and the Highlands, which would answer his views but is too far Northerly. He therefore desires you will halt on the ground this will find you upon ’till further orders. He will have...
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 communicated your Lordship’s letter to his Excellency. He has desired me to send Capt Scott’s company their dismission, which you will therefore be pleased to give them, on the expiration of their time. General Green will bring you an answer to your letter respecting Mr. Willcox’s, by which you will perceive that his Excellency has approved, and that I have written to Mr. Willcox agreeable...
Newyork. March 17th 1776. Recived of Col. McDougall Seventy three Pounds, Nineteen Shillings and a Penny half penny for the Pay of the Commissioned Non-Commissioned officers and privates of my Company to the first Instant for which I [have] given three other receipts. £73.19.1 ¾ DS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. Alexander McDougall, prominent Revolutionary War general, gained...
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...
New York April 4th, 1776. Received of Colonel McDougall one hundred and seventy two pounds, three shillings and five pence half penny, for the pay of the Commissioned, Non commissioned officers and privates of my company to the first instant, for which I have given three other receipts. £172.3.5½. ADS , New-York Historical Society, New York City. This receipt appears at the end of “Pay Roll of...
Treasury Department, November 25, 1791. “I request you to make my acknowlegements to the Governor for the Copy of the Laws transmitted to me by his direction.…” ALS , Mr. Alexander Hamilton, New York City. In January, 1791, Dallas was appointed secretary of the state of Pennsylvania. Thomas Mifflin. An entry in the executive minutes of Pennsylvania for November 22, 1791, reads as follows:...
Since the giving my evidence at the Court Martial, I have been endeavouring to recollect more particularly the import of the conversation between General Lee and myself, that happened in the field the day of the action and which was the subject of discussion yesterday, before the Court. My memory will not serve me on the occasion, in so clear a manner, as I could wish; but I have been able to...
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...
New York, February 15, 1786. “… Isaac Moses of the City of New York Merchant of the first part Nicholas Low and Daniel Ludlow Merchant and Alexander Hamilton Counsellor at law all of the same place assignees of the real and personal estate of the said Isaac Moses … for and in consideration of the sum of Four thousand four hundred and fifty pounds New York currency to them in hand paid by …...
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.
The letters to Mr. Hammond & Mr. Pinckney appear to me proper, according to the facts stated in them. The object of that to Mr. Genet also appears to me desireable; but I am not wholly without scruple as to the proposition going from the UStates. ALS , Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see Jefferson to H and Henry Knox, June 25, 1793 . H’s reply was...
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...
[ Philadelphia, March 17, 1783. Letter not found. ] “List of Letters from General Hamilton to General Washington,” Columbia University Libraries. Two letters from H to Washington on March 17, 1783, are listed. One letter is printed in PAH Harold C. Syrett, ed., The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (New York and London, 1961– ). , III, 290–93.
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).
Treasury Department, July 29, 1790 . “Your letter of the 19th ultimo was duly received and I am apprehensive that an answer to it which was written on the 3d of July has been mislaid. I do not perfectly comprehend from whence arises the expectation that no owner will appear for the goods taken into your keeping from the vessel cast on shore in distress.… The expenses of storage must in this...
[ 1789–1795 .] Encloses the decision of the Federal District Court of Connecticut on the petition of Captain Timothy Savage. Suspects Savage of intent to defraud. LS , Yale University Library. The MS is a fragment without date or place.
The above is a copy of a paper transmitted me this day by Mr. Duane. You will perceive much is expected from us; and unfortunately in the situation of my business little is in my power. I wish to see you in Town as soon AL , The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. The letter is undated. It was written, as the first line states, on the date on which H received his commission from James...
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).
Treasury Department, March 18, 1791. Directs Lee to supply funds for any notes George Washington may desire to exchange on the President’s southern tour. LS , RG 56, Letters to and from the Collector at Alexandria, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Letters to Collectors at Small Ports, “Set G,” National Archives. This is the same letter that was sent to John Daves on this date.
[ Philadelphia, August 22, 1792. On September 10, 1792, Lee wrote to Hamilton : “I found on my return from a visit … your letter of the 22d. Ult.” Letter not found. ] From 1792 to 1794 Lee was governor of Virginia.
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).