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Yours of the 1 8 th Ult. came to hand only Yesterday. It lay sometime in Baltr. owing to its being addressed to me by a wrong Name. I know not who of the appointed of this State intend to accept. It is but very lately I have got my own Consent & that in some Measure Conditionally. I am notwithstanding disposed to use every Exertion in my Power to promote the Views of Government in this...
The day after I recd your first I wrote as I then informed you I wrote to the Secretary of War for a List of Officers who had accepted their Appointment. The Secretary, I presume, being engaged on more important Business did not favor me with an answer so soon as I expected: But immediately on its Receipt I wrote to Major Hopkins to meet me in Baltimore & there acquainted him with the...
On the Presumption that Major Beal was better acquainted with District allotted him than I am, It was refered to him generally to subdivide it into Company Quarters. I have just now received his Report, in answer to my two Letters. Major Hopkins’ has been in hand some Days. Major Beal’s Battalion Rendezvous, George Town Port Tobacco { St Marys  & Charles } County Annapolis { Calvert  &...
The Officers, who mett at the City of Baltimore by Appointment on the 23d Inst have elected Lieut. Ninian Pinkney Pay master. I waited one Day in Baltimore to receive his Bond & &c He was not able to accomplish his Business at that time; but expect he will forward them as soon as possibly, as he was urged to loose no time. They shall be immediately transmited. Lieut. Henry C. Neale of Port...
After experiencing much difficulty, delay & disappointment, I have at length got the recruiting Business afloat. Major Hopkens, attended by Lieut. Pinkney (the Pay Master) has commenced his Circuit, with Instructions to see every Officer commanding a Subdistrict & to urge an immediate Exertion. The Pay Master is directed to advance each 100 Dol to begin the recruiting, & to pay every Officer...
I have just received a Letter from Major Hopkins, who has returned from visiting all the Subdistricts of his Department. He says, if an opportunity had been given him, of viewing all the Posts before the arrangements had been reported, he would have prefered Chester or Havre to Risters Town In furtherance of his Opinion I would observe This last Place is healthy, the Inhabitants frugal &...
I am honored with yours of the 23d Inst: approving the alteration of the Company Rendezvous from Risters Town to Havre de-Grace. There is no Company either at either Place. A Change of Battalion Rendezvous was suggested by mine of the 19th. on a Presumption that I did not express myself with sufficient clearness or that it had escaped your Memory & perswaded of the Advantages attending the...
Havre de Grace [ Maryland ] June 10, 1799 . Discusses details of recruiting and states: “The Clothing &c were so long in coming to Hand that the Officers were under the necessity of providing Blankets, Shoes, Potts &c. for the Recruits.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. A veteran of the American Revolution, Hall was lieutenant colonel commandant of the Ninth Regiment of Infantry.
Havre de Grace [ Maryland ] June 25, 1799 . “… Your order of the 15th explanatory of the Contractor’s agreement with the Secretary at War is very timely.… There are Complaints that the small Parts of Rations are not regularly supplied.… I was … much disappointed, when I arrived at Balt:, to find there was not an article of Quarter Master Stores, except Drums & Fifes & but a very partial Supply...
I have constantly urged the Necessity of Punctuality in Returns to the Major’s. They complain they can not obtain them. Some of the recruiting Stations are out of the Line of regular Communication, other at more or less distant Periods. I despair of Regularity in this Respect ’till they begin to concentrate. I have repeatedly urged the Officers to forward, all those Documents which are to...