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Permit me to request, that Lieutenant James Gordon of the 13th. regiment, may be appointed Brigade Quarter Master. He is highly recommended by Colo. Taylor and Major Ripley—for this station—is willing to accept of it, and appears to me well qualified to discharge its duties. I have the honor to be with the most perfect respect your most obt servant P.S. May I beg you to send the Chapter I left...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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,...
Yours of the 25th. I have received by the Mail of this day. I presume, you did not, at the moment, recollect that the 7th. Section of the "Act for better organizing of the troops of the United States" provides, that no officer shall be appointed Quarter Master of Brigade, who, when appointed, shall be of a rank higher than that of a first Lieutenant, and that under this consideration Captain...
I was yesterday at the Cantonment near the Scotch plains, and find that a small magazine is always necessary to be in the Store of the Brigade Quarter Master, for a variety of incidental purposes such as the making of Coffins berths for recruits which have lately arrived and are arriving, small window shutters for apertures in the rear of the rooms to be cut out for the purpose of ventilation,...
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...
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 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...
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:...