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I am sorry to be under the necessity (in conformity with the directions given in the 34th article, in the recruiting instructions), to report to you the desertion of Six recruits, from the district rendezvous at Taunton. I enclose the list forwarded me by Major Winslow who commands there. He writes me, they had expressed some uneasiness at not receiving the remaining four dollars of their...
I have devoted my personal service during the last week intirely to the object of winter quarters for the troops. I had not considered it so difficult to find & obtain a proper position, as on tryal it appeared to be. Many were eligible, as embracing partial advantages, some which comprehended all could not be obtained of the owners at any price, others at so exorbitant ones, that I at once...
On my arrival at this place application was made to me for the discharge of two recruits, being inlisted as was alledged before they were eighteen years old. Capt. Ashman with whom they engagd. in July, says they assured him they were 18. By certificates from the records of the Towns, which they produce to me, one of them, Asa Chamberlin was seventeen the 9th of last April. The other William...
Your favour Circular of 17th Sept. I have receivd. I hope & trust the suggestions therein of the incautious remarks of officers were not applicable to any of my regiment. I am too sensible of the use which would be made by the soldiery of such remarks from their officers, not to have instantly checked them. You request of me a very accurate & special report of the quantity and quality of all...
I am thus far on my way to Oxford in compliance with the instructions contained in your favour of the 17th. ult. I had agreed for the use of the land & the wood at the price I mentioned electional with Government to take it or not. The owner was then averse to selling the soil—perhaps I shall now be able to agree with him for the soil. I trust it is your intention that on my compleating the...
I repaired to Oxford, where I entered into an agreement for the lease of the land of which I made mention in my letter of the 22d Ulto. The owner Mr John Nichols engages to lease to the United States, the whole of said lot described by certain metes & bounds, estimated to contain fifteen acres for the purpose of erecting hutts thereon & for quartering troops therein the two ensuing winter...
Agreeable to your directions, in conjunction with my Majors, I have proceeded to examine the claims of the officers of my regiment, and the result thereof will appear by the inclosed list which I have taken the liberty to make. It would be difficult to state to you, all the principles which governed us in the arrangements, in the application of some which we considered it our duty to...
As by your favour of the 19th ultimo I am requested to select & nominate two persons, whom I should prefer to be appointed Cadets. I now do myself the honor of solliciting that appointment for Mr Edward Le Britton Wilson whom I have named before & Mr Joseph Stickney—a very genteel young man of the Town of Worcester in the Common Wealth—as the two whom I prefer. With great esteem I am   Sir yr...
Since my communication on the subject of the relative rank of my officers, I have become considerably acquainted with them. On a review of the arrangement proposed—If the apparent military Merits of my officers were to be my guide—I should propose the advancement of Captain Mackay to number five or Six among the Captains. And from some hints, I hear he has droped, I suspect he will not serve,...
I arrived at this place the 23d ulto with the recruits belonging to the 14th. Regiment, a return of whom I enclose. The Tools did not arrive in time to enable me to enter on the hutts before the 28th—but by the exertions of both the officers & Men we shall have sufficient for the non Comissd Officers and soldiers completed in another week. Those for the non commissiond Officers & privates...