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In answer to yours of this day, I have to inform, that Reading was the more particular station, contemplated to have been taken by Major Adlum. Easton is within his district, and perhaps, nearly equally convenient. He has written to me that the spirit of disaffection, in the greater part of his district, will retard the recruiting very much, so that his aid in this service will be very...
Elizabeth Town [ New Jersey ] June 23, 1799 . “… The success in recruiting in the several sub-districts, hes been exceedingly various, which may be ascribed in part to the different degrees of address or talent in that way, and of activity, in the recruiting Officers, in part to the good or ill disposition of the inhebitents toward the government and in part, to a went of Officers occesioned...
Elizabeth Town [ New Jersey ] June 28, 1799 . “In order to fulfill your request, I have been casting about, for a character, to be recommended to you, as suitable for your secretary, and, now, beg leave to mention to you Mr Thomas Y. How of Trenton, as a Candidate well-worthy of your consideration.… Mr How has received a liberal education, at Princeton college, and has been lately admitted to...
The intervention of the 4th. of July and the Affairs of the Society of Cincinnati having occupied the day succeeding, have delayed my answering yours respecting the appointment of Mr. How to a second Lieutenancy in the 11th. regiment. I beg you to be assured that the measure proposed, will be to me perfectly agreeble, and I have accordingly in my letter to Mr Howe enquired of him whether such...
Mr. Thomas Y How in answer to my enquiry whether a second Lieutenancy, in the 11th regiment, in addition to his appointment, as Secretary to the Inspector General, would suit his ideas, says, “As the measure has been proposed by General Hamilton, he will accept with pleasure.” I have the honor to be   with the most perfect respect   your mo: ob. servt ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of...
I believe, there can be no doubt, but a fair construction of the 6th. Section of the “act for the better organizing of the troops of the United States” will warrant the appointment of officers from the line to act as assistants, to the principals of the Quarter-Master Generals department, in the several military districts; and that from this source, gentlemen of more respectability and more...
Elizabeth Town [ New Jersey ] May 13, 1800 . “… I did not return, untill after post hour, from the Cantonment, where I had been to take a house for you, agreeably to your request. I have procured one within a mile, pleasantly situated, in which, you can have three rooms—should it be necessary, besides, to have a dining marquee, I have one at your service, which may possibly answer your...
Mr. Genti, has arrived with your baggage, for which a waggon is ready, as also, a horse for himself, there will be no delay in getting them forward. A horse for yourself & two horses for your carevan, with a driver, will be at Paulus-hook to morrow evening. I will have the honor of meeting you at Newerk and Shewing you the way to your quarters, neer the Cantonment. I am with the most perfect...
Elizabethtown [ New Jersey ] December 15, 1800 . Complains that he cannot collect from the Government the money he spent for the public service while he was in the Army. Asks Hamilton to certify that the vouchers for Ogden’s expenditures be allowed. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For payments to Ogden, see William Simmons to Henry Dearborn, March 5, 18, 31, April 26, 1802 (RG 217,...
I enclose the within power, confiding that the Trustees agree in an opinion, that no investment in real property, should be assented to, unless, in such, as would be productive to Mrs. Le Guien, in case of accident to her husband. If the power be not sufficiently ample, or in proper form, be pleased to cause such an one to be sent to me, as you may judge requisite & I will return it duly...
On my return home last evening from Sussex Court, I found your favor of the 20th. instant, and in pursuance thereof, after a consultation with Major Shute, I beg leave to submit, to your consideration, the following division of the State of New-Jersey, into two districts , and six sub-districts or company rendezvouses , for the purpose of recruiting six companies. The first District , to...
Your favor of the 12th. instant, enclosing a General order, of that date, was received by the mail of Yesterday—I have, accordingly, transmitted information, to Major William Shute, Captain’s, Robert Hunt, Job Stockton, Charles Marles, Walter R. Cole, and Lieutenant John G McWhorter, respectively, together with a regimental order, that the gentlemen above named, do attend the General Court...
By a letter received, by the mail this morning, from Mr Abraham Hunt at Trenton, I learn, to my great sorrow, that his son Captain Robert Hunt, who was detailed for the Court Martial about to convene at New York, in a fit of Coughing, has ruptured a blood vessel in the lungs, and that he now lyes in a very critical situation, and totally unable to attend—This accident happened on Saturday...
Your favor of the 23d. instant, I received by the Mail of Yesterday, and have accordingly appointed Saturday, the sixth of the next month, for a meeting of the Officers at New-Brunswick, for the purpose of making a nomination of a paymaster by a plurality of their voices—I could not consistently, with the expedition required, fix upon a later day, without interfering with the engagements,...
Pursuant to your direction, with as much expedition, as appeared consistent, with the idea of giving to each Officer of my regiment, an opportunity of voting for a person to be nominated as paymaster, I convened this day, agreably to a previous notice, eleven Officers, who by a plurality of voices nominated Lieutenant John G. Whorter as a fit character to be recommended to that Office—He will...
If there be not some cogent reasons; which incline you to retain New-Brunswick, as the regimental rendezvous, for the regiment, under my command, it would be highly accomodating to me, that Elizabeth-Town should be subsituted in your order. You can more readily conceive, than I can shortly express, the benefits, which will result to me, personally, from an opportunity of devoting those spare...
I enclose the bond, which has been executed by Lieutenant John G McWhorter, paymaster, of the 11th. regiment of Infantry, pursuant to the act of Congress—The sureties, in my opinion, are entirely sufficient; I, also, enclose you a list of the Captain’s and subalterns of the regiment, with the numbers altered, so that the arrangement will stand somewhat different, from the one I had the honor...
In pursuance of your favor of the 13th. instant, I send you herewith, a list of the Officers assigned to the different subdistricts, shewing the name of the principal officer of each district and the particular sub-districts to which he is assigned I have the honor to be Sir with the highest respect your mo. ob. Sert ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing "A List of the...
In consequence of the reference made to me in your favor of the 15th. instant, I have directed, that the paymaster do immediately proceed in the distribution of the Bounty-money, and the monies on account of pay, which he has received, among the company Officers, at the rendezvous of the respective sub districts, to which they are, respectively, assigned; and that the recruiting should...
I have received your favor of the 24th. instant, and shall, at once, as far, as may be in my power, avail myself of the authority to hire, temporarily, persons, in the capacities of drummers and fifers, to be employed in the recruiting service, untill others can be enlisted. I shall, also, in conformity with your idea, take care, that the recruits, which shall be raised, shall not long remain...
I have received a letter from Captain Samuel White of Delaware State, wherein he says, that upon inquiry he finds, it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to procure at New-Castle, (the place fixed upon as the company rendezvous) any house, suitable for the accomodation of soldiers, and that Wilmington is, in his opinion, and in that of many gentlemen with whom he has conversed upon...
There being still a vacancy in my regiment, occasioned by the appointment of the regimental staff—I take the liberty, under the permission contained in your favor of the 23d. Ultimo, of recommending Mr. William J. Anderson as a Candidate. This young gentleman now resides at Burlington in New-Jersey and is a student of the Law—he has an amiable disposition and genteel manners, he has received a...
Yesterday by the mail I duly received your favor of the 22d. Ultimo, and being in the predicament you mention, in relation to the hats received for my regiment, I have made arrangements for the supply of cockades and loops agreably to your directions— With the highest respect I have the honor to be, Your mo. Obedt. servt. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
The men, who have been recruited for the 11th. regiment, begin to solicit for pay, many of them having been enlisted for more than a month, I have promised to write upon the subject, and as money is the life of the recruiting service, I hope, shortly, to receive directions for carrying into execution, the arrangements, which have been or may be made for fulfilling this part of the contract...
I send you the enclosed letter of appointment which Lieutenant Thomas Reading junior, has delivered to me, with a request that the resignation thereof might be accepted—This gentleman is now under arrest, placed upon him by Captain Stockton for disobedience of orders and ungentlemanlike conduct. I wish it was in my power to say, that I supposed, the service would suffer a loss by the...
In mustering the recruits sent in to the regimental rendevous, I have found one who is about five feet three inches, he is a barber and exceedingly useful to the Officers and men, there is another who lacks a little of five feet five inches but he is exceedingly well made and strong, his age 22 years—there are two others who have enlisted since the publication of the orders respecting the...
I enclose you a letter of appointment, which Lieutenant Charles Read of the eleventh regiment of Infantry has just sent me, requesting that the resignation of the same might be accepted. This Officer, in my opinion, discredits the service, he is now under arrest for un-officerlike behaviour and a disobedience of orders, His friends who recommended him, admit, that they had mistaken his...
Nothing, but the unavoidable difficulties, in collecting returns from Pensylvania, has prevented your receiving the return herewith transmitted, long before this. I am sorry that you will find, by a note, that it is still incomplete in one of the companies from Pensylvania, returns from which later than the middle of June has not been received, but I am well assured that more men have been...
I have the honor to send you, the enclosed list of recruits, whom I am desirous of mustering, under your permission—The young lads are of that description, which promise in a very little time to make the best of soldiers—The two, who are proposed for musicians, you will doubtless consider, as of better age, than that of eighteen for every purpose of instruction and use—it is impossible to...
I have confined in my guard, three deserters, of the 11th. regiment of Infantry—one named Azor Nash who deserted from the recruiting rendezvous at Wilksbarre the two others are James Donaldson and Matthew Baxter whom, I had occasion heretofore to mention to you. I wish to know your pleasure concerning them, and you will particularly oblidge me, by an opinion, whether or not, the commanding...
Major Adlum and Captain Bowman have joined in written recommendations in favor of Mr Josiah Wright for the appointment of a cadet in the 11th. regiment of Infantry. This young gentleman, agreably to Captain Bowmans representation to me, has been employed with great profit in the recruiting service since the 15th. May last, under a promise from Major Adlum that he receive an appointment of...
This letter will be delivered to you, by Captain Samuel White of the eleventh regiment of Infantry, whom I beg leave to introduce to you, as a gentleman, possessing, in an high degree, the character of a man of honor. He wishes the favor of a personal conversation with you, on the subject of the charges exhibited against him, to the Secretary of war; Your Indulgence herein will be peculiarly...
The paymaster of the 11th. regiment having received a communication from the pay-master-general, intimating that pay might be received for the regiment, provided that the muster rolls and pay-rolls were duly made out, which mode he prefers to the making of payment on account, I take the liberty of enquiring whether the authority given to me in your letter of the 19th. of June last, in respect...
Your letter of the 22d. instant came by the mail of Saturday and was received by me on the Monday following, being yesterday, I am now on this day setting to execute your commission with all the dispatch in my power. I have the honor to be with the utmost respect your mo. ob. servt ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
In obedience to your letter of the 22d. instant, I have viewed all the positions in the vicinity of the Raritan, of which I could gain information, among these, there is one, on Green-brook which empties into that river possessing far greater advantages, in my apprehension, than either of the others. This site affords a great abundance of good wood for hutting and for fuel lying 800 yards in...
I have now to add to the communication, which I had the honor to make yesterday, that the owners of the situation on Green-brook, in the vicinity of the Raritan, offer their wood, and the use of their property to the public for the sum of sixty dollars per acre, for so much as may be required, for a term of three years; they, also, offer an alternative, which is extremely reasonable, to wit,...
I returned last evening, from the vicinity of Pompton, after having examined the situations in that quarter, shewn to me by Major Colfax, and concerning which, he says, he had given you information. Upon his lands, I find abundance of wood suitable for hutting standing on low and swampy grounds, which might be brought to a contiguous position on high ground, on which there is not much wood and...
The owners of two lotts on Green-brook, have, at length, been induced to make another Offer of their property, which is, to convey the fee-simple for fifty dollars per acre, upon condition, that they may have the right of pre-emption, at the rate of twenty five dollars per acre, for the soil without the wood, whenever the public may elect to sell; which price may, without any doubt, be readily...
Since my report of yesterday, yours of the 18th. has come to hand containing a duplicate of a former letter of the 9th. instant, which had been duly received. It now occurs to me, that perhaps, it may be proper to add, that I had publickly, been at pains to gain information of all the probable situations in the neighbourhood of New-Brunswick and on the Rariton, with a view to prepare the...
In consequence of the intimations contained in the letter of Mr John Bray to the Secretary of War, a copy of which you did me the honor to send enclosed of in your letter of the 19th. instant—I shall immeadiately view the situations of which he makes mention, and hope to be able to report respecting them by the Mail of Monday or Teusday—I presume you have received my letters of the 19th &...
I have returned this evening, from veiwing, in company with Mr Bray, as well, the situations mentioned in his letter to the Secretary of War, as also, some others in the neighbourhood of New Brunswick. But two of them combine the advantages of wood and water, the one, belonging to Miss Ellis, lies within two miles of New Brunswick and contains, as is said, about sixty acres of wood land, which...
It was not untill, after I had written and sent my letter of yesterday, that I received yours of the 23d. instant, which during my absence had been brought from the post Office, and by some accident, mislaid untill this day, when I opened it. I propose to set out tomorrow, in order to effect, if possible, the relinquishment of the right of pre-emption, which, I consider, as somewhat doubtful,...
Captain Williamson has the appearance and manners of a gentleman, possesses the character of a man of probity, is a good pen-man, and accurate at calculations—he has wealthy connections, to enter into the requisite suretyship, and, in my opinion, is, in every respect, very suitable to fill the post of Deputy-Pay-Master-General for the troops under your command, and, I have every reason to...
I have conferred with General Dayton on the subject of Yours of the 28th. and we agree in opinion, that the most convenient dimensions for hutts, would be a front of eighteen feet, by a depth of eighteen feet; one of these hutts, we conceive would be amply sufficient for fifteen men, which number agreably to the Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States:...
I have heretofore, recommended Mr. Joseph Wright, alone, for the appointment of a Cadet, in the eleventh regiment, not having had sufficient information of character, in respect to some others who have applyed themselves to me, as to be able to make recommendations in their favor, as soon as I shall be enabled, I shall make the selection of another, and communicate with you accordingly. In the...
The deeds for the two lotts at Green-Brook, which I had prepared, from an actual survey, have been executed by the owners and acknowled by them and their wives, respectively, in due form—They remain as escrows, untill payment of the consideration money, which is expected, by them, immeadiately agreably to my assurances, which I doubt not, will be verified, to their satisfaction, The amount is...
A deserter by the name of Nicholas Potter, from Captain Henry’s company of artillery is now confined in my quarter guard, he having been delivered up to me—May I have permission to forward him to Governors Island, or what is your pleasure concerning him—He offers to engage himself in the 11. regiment to serve during the existing differences with the French Republic—He is in appearance a very...
In pursuance of your request, to name to you from my regiment, gentlemen, suitable to officiate in the department of the Inspector General, I am happy in having it in my power, to recommend Lieutenant William Potter, as a Brigade Inspector , This gentleman in his appearance and manners, is remarkably officerlike—and is in every way, worthy of all confidence—he is a most excellent pen-man and...
I yesterday received your favor of the 3d. instant and beg you to be assured, that any employment, which your arrangements may have assigned me, shall be zealously undertaken and faithfully executed to the extent of my abilities, at the same time, it is proper for me, to express my apprehensions, that the result will not, in any other particulars, justify the confidence with which you have...
I embrace the moment, while you are at the seat of Government, to forward to you, the enclosed, as a proposed arrangement of rank for the company Officers of the 11th. regiment in which Major Shute and myself, (being the only field Officers of the regiment between whom a consultation has been possible,) entirely agree. I choose this moment, the more especially, as General Dayton, who is well...