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Your circular letter of the 23rd of March, was received about the middle of April; I gave it immediate attention, and by letter to each Officer forwarded ⅌ Post, called a Meeting of those who are to compose my Regiment, to be had on the 15th of the present Month (May) at Richmond; the dispersed Situation of the Officers, would not admit of an earlier Meeting. As soon as it is had, and the...
At the very moment that I was about to Communicate to you the result of the Meeting of the Officers of my Regiment on the Subject of the Staff Appointments, Yours of the 6th Instant was handed to me by Colo. Carrington. I expect you have received by this, mine of the 3rd Instant, accounting for the Cause Complained of by you, of my not Answering your Several letters; In addition thereto, let...
Since my letter to you covering the nomination of the Staff Officers of my Regt. and the Bond required of the Pay Master, I have received from the Treasury Department, money for recruiting Service, and an advance of four Mons. pay to the Officers; from the same Office, I received a blank Bond to be executed by the Pay Master, which differs in form with the One I inclosed to you; inasmuch as...
Your circular of the 23rd. Ult., was received in proper time. The Hatts, which have Since come to hand for my regement, were precisely in the Situation anticipated by you, destitute of Cockades and Loops; and in conformity to your instructions, I have contracted for a Supply in this place, which will be ready in a few days; Binding of Hatts is exceedingly essential, inasmuch as it prevents...
The resignation of Capt. Turner of my Regimt., has been long spoken of, but it was not untill yesterday that I was formerly announced of it; His letter states that he wrote his Non-acceptance early in March to the Secretary of War. It is extremely essential to the recruiting business that this, with other vacancies be imediately filled, for with all the advantages that we are entitled to, our...
Having now the advantage of a short acquaintance with the Officers of my Regimt.; and an opportunity of obtaining full information of their Characters, am better prepared to make the arrangement of their rank as was proposed by you in a former letter. That we should be perfectly correct, cannot be expected but I am persuaded we are sufficiently so to justify the arrangement as is here...
I have to apologize for not forwarding ere this a return of the recruits; I have not been able to make a compleat one, owing to the extent of my circle; two of my stations in the western part of the State are at least 400 miles from this place, and those stations not less than 300 miles from each other, these are the stations of Abington and Wheeling, the latter is within Colo. Parkers circle...
Richmond [ Virginia ] August 17, 1799 . “Yours of the 10 Ultimo notifying the appointments of the Medical Staff and the Com: officers to fill vacancies within my Regiment was received in proper time. The manner in which the vacancies were filled was unexpected to me, as well as to those who received the appointments; They all excepted to have been the junior officers of the regiment, and that...
When the 4. Mos. pay was forwarded for the Officers, no pay was contemplated for those who might be appointed to Succeed the Staff of the line nor for the Medical Staff; all of those will expect it, & some have made application; If an Advance to them is Contemplated, I would wish that Orders were given for it. A pay roll has been spoken of by some of the Officers, and some of the recruits are...
Permit me to announce to you the resignation of first Lieut. Brewer Godwin; a circumstance not much to be regretted. there are several applicants at this time for Commiss on . whose pretensions are much fairer. This resignation with that of first Lieut. Crump which I announced to you in my last, makes now the only two vacancies in the Regiment. A Mr. Powell has been with me lately on the...