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Pittsburgh, July 3, 1800. Complains that when marching “at the head of a Column commanding a platoon, with the Music Before me” he could not make his orders heard over the noise of the band. States he “once … made my Sword perform the Duties of a Telegraphe” and proposes that “uniform Signals” be “established through the army.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. Hamtramck was a...
I have the honor to inform you of the result of a number of experiments of marching, made with Men of different sizes, but as in real service the Soldier is obliged to carry his Musket, Knapsack & Havresack, on his back, the most of the experiments have been made with the men fully equipped a few, that is, ninety eight experiments, have been made without Arms. They were made with single men,...
The Sudden resolution of Congress Respecting the New Regiments was to me very unexpected, for I had Calculated on their Continuance until our affairs with France would have been finally Settled. I had also indulged my Self with a pleasing hope that Some of the New Corps would have been grafted on the old Establishment, and that our army would have been sufficiently Respectable as to have had...
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of my last letter to General Wilkinson I have the honor to be Sir with Very great Respect your Most obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, May 22, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of the 3d and of the 7th instant, also of two Letters for General Wilkinson—Enclosed is a Copy of my last letter to that General I have the honor to be Sir your Most obedient and Very humble Servent— ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, May 16, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton...
I have to acknowledge your letter of the 26th. ultimo for General Wilkinson— I have the honor to be Sir with Very great Respect your most Obedient and Very humble servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to enclose you the last Monthly Return and a Copy of my last letter to General Wilkinson I have the honor to be Sir with very great Respect your Most obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, May 8, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of the 3d instant to General Wilkinson. enclosed is a Copy of my last letter to that General I have the honor to be Sir with every Sentiment of Respect your Most Obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, April 22, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton Papers, Library of...
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of my last letter to General Wilkinson. I have the honor to be sir with every sentiment of Respect your Most obedient and very humble Servent ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. On April 16, 1800, Hamtramck wrote to James Wilkinson: “In a conversation I had with Coll. [John] Wilkins the Quarter Master Genll, I found that he had directed the...
The removal of the Quarter Master Stores from Fort Wayne to Detroit Directed by the Quarter Master General without my knowledge, has given rise to a Military Question which is submitted for your Decision thereon. Whether the Q. M. General can Remove his Stores from one Fort to an other without the Consent or approbation of the principal officer under whom he Serves? I have the honor to be Sir...
I have the honor to acknowledge your Letter of the 21st of March to General Wilkinson inclosing a Copy of one of the same date to Major Rivardi, relative to three Horses being killed by some Soldiers at Niagara. Enclosed is the original Letter of Capt Miller, a Copy of which is sent to General Wilkinson. Also enclosed is the last Monthly Return of the Brigade. I have the honor to be Sir with...
I have the honor to acknowledge the Duplicate of your letter of the 5th ultimo to General Wilkinson which has been forwarded. in the instruction I received from that General I have been Directed to send all my letters for him after the 1st of April to the war office which has been Done, Copy of which I have the honor to inclose I have the honor to be Sir with Very great Respect your Most...
I have the honor to inclose you a Copy of my last letter to General Wilkinson, I have also to acknowledge your letters of the 6th & 7th of March and I am very much obliged to you for the information which that of the 7th Contains— As I Shall cease writing to General Wilkinson on the Mississippi after this Month, the General Orders for the Mississippi will I presume go in future immediatly from...
I have the honor to enclose you a copy of my last Letter to General Wilkinson— I am Sir with the greatest Respect your Humble Servt ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, March 21, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to inclose you a Copy of my last letter to Gen Wilkinson, I have the honor to be Sir with Very great Respect your Most obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, March 20, 1800 ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of my last Communications to General Wilkinson I have the honor to be Sir with Very great Respect your Most Obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, March 3, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The reason of my troubling you with this Letter, is that I had calculated on receiving Orders from you on some points that were mentioned in some of my Letters to General Wilkinson; this opinion was founded on the difficulty of my hearing from that General occasioned by the very great distance between us. It is also not improbable that some of my Letters may be obscure to you, tho inteligible...
Conformably to the Direction I Received from General Wilkinson, I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of my last letter to that General I have the honor to be Sir with every Sentiment of Respect your Most Obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, January 20, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton Papers, Library...
I have to acknowledge your letter of the 18th instant enclosing one for General Wilkinson which has been forwarded—also is enclosed a Copy of my last letter to that General I have the honor to be Sir with very great Respect your Most obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, December 27, 1799 (copy, in Hamtramck’s...
I Should not have troubled you with this letter if an answer Could have been got in time from General Wilkinson. in the Contemplated arrangement of the Western Army which I have Received from General Wilkinson, I Cannot find out the probability of my future residence; a Circumstance that is very interesting for me to know, in Order that I might move my family from Fort Wayne during the Vernal...
agreeably to the Orders of General Wilkinson you have enclosed a Copy of my last letter to him I have the honor to be Sir with Very great Respect your Most Obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, December 25, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
agreeably to the Direction of Brigadier General Wilkinson I have Enclosed a Copy of a letter from me to him I have the honor to be Sir with Very great Respect your Most Obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, December 20, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honour to acknowledge your letter of the 4th Inst. Respecting my observations on the ignorance of Some Officers in the Old Regiments, I meant it Only as a Retrospective View of the many Bad appointments which have been made for some years past, the most of whom we have got Clear of. I have my Self last Indian war, made a Number quit the Service, and last Spring I Compelled a new...
Pittsburgh, December 19, 1799. “… I never had any Reports from Loftus’s Heights; it appears to me that the Troops on the Mississippi have considered themselves independent of my Command in the absence of General Wilkinson, for the other day a Gentleman in the Contractors imploy arrived from Loftus’s Heights, and who called on the Commanding Officer of that place, for any Commands he might have...
Enclosed is a Copy of my last Letter to Brigadier General Wilkinson, and of the Brigade Return— I have the honor to be with very great Respect, your Most Obedt. and very Humble Servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, December 1, 1799 ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have the honor to acknowledge your letter of the 11th Inst. and shall pay particular attention to its contents. The packet Boat at Detroit is a small Vessell which (I have been informed) was directed to be built by General Wilkinson as also a nother Vessell which is to be a Brigg. the Packet is begun, the Brig which is a very handsome one, was, when I was at Detroit nearly finished. there is...
I expect that by this time Capt. Lyman’s Company has left Presqu’ Isle for Niagara. I have agreeably to the Division Orders of the 16th of October directing me to organize his Company with the Detachment of Infantry at Niagara given Orders to have it Mustered as Capt Michaels Company in the first Regt. the Capt. is one of the new appointments and is now at Michalema ck inac where he will have...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 17th Ulto. enclosing a Letter of General Wilkinson in which he directs me to continue at Pittsburgh during the Winter—On the presumption that the Genl. has left the States and thereby impossible for me to hear from him before the navigation of the Ohio closes up—I have taken the liberty to inclose you a Copy of my Letter to him...
The General Orders of the 29th of May mention that all Orders & Muster Rolls are to be sent to the Adjt. General at New York—If that part of the Order is intended to operate with the Western Army, are the Rolls to be sent from each Garrison or Regiment previous to their being presented for Payment? or are they to be sent by the Pay Master Generals Depty in this Country after the Payment has...
I have the honor to acknowledge your Letter of the 27 of September with a Copy of the Laws and regulations respecting the Army— When I came to this place, I found the Guard House crowded with Deserters, and it was but yesterday that I had it in my power to assemble a General Court Martial—the sentence of five of them has come within the limits of my authority, but that of Cornelius McMahan is...