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I was honored yesterday Night with your letters of the 15th. Ult. & 1st. Inst. The Post Setting of again this Morning & my being Tormented with the fever will I hope Serve as an Apology for my laconism & for any incoherence which may Slip in my Answer. Permit me first, Sir, To express my happiness at Seeing myself under the imediate orders of an Officer whom I have allways revered for his...
Niagara [ New York ] April 3, 1799 . Discusses the weaknesses of United States forts on the Great Lakes. Encloses “the Plan of Detroit.” Complains about contractors buying too much flour and about delays in settling quartermaster’s accounts and lack of reinforcements. States: “Sir John Johnson having politely offered me To Take charge of whatever I Should want to Send To Detroit & Mackinac, I...
Niagara [ New York ] April 28, 1799 . Asks that soldiers employed in the quartermaster’s department be given extra pay for extra work. States that Dr. John G. Coffin, surgeon’s mate and acting quartermaster general, has had to assume responsibility for such payments and that he should be reimbursed. Also states: “… the State of my health is Such as To induce me To sollicit To be relieved.… I...
Niagara [ New York ] May 2, 1799 . Sends a plan of Michilimackinac. Defends his request for extra pay for extra duty. Quotes from the following letter which he received from the Issuing Commissary: “By a letter which I received yesterday from the Contractor I am instructed (as this Garrison does not exceed 50 Men) To give up Stores under my charge To The Commanding Officer.… I hold myself in...
Niagara [ New York ] May 30, 1799 . Acknowledges “your letter of the 2d. instant, respecting The Superintendant of Indian Affairs.” Describes repairs that have been made under his direction to Fort Niagara. States that among those individuals on boats passing the fort there was “… no body who could excite Suspicions—Most of those people being either Known traders from Schenectady or comon...
Niagara [ New York ] June 12, 1799 . Reports that “The British Garrison continues To Work with all Speed at Fort George.… Captn. Pilkington who is the Engineer comunicated all the drawings relative To The execution of the place with a confidence extremely pleasing. It is him who constructed fort Miami & he has lent me all the papers in his possession by which I Shall be able To frame a Plan.…”...
Niagara [ New York ] June 27, 1799 . Encloses “a Map of river Miami, also a plan of The Fort of the Same Name.” States: “My health is I hope perfectly restored & as the fever has left me I trust soon to recover my usual Strength.” States that he is willing to remain at Niagara throughout the winter. Maintains that “a public Vessel on this lake … would I am Sure prove œconomical in the end.”...
I had the honor of receiving last Evening your letter of the 25th. Ulto. which claims my warmest acknowledgments not only for the attention paid to my different requests, but also for the very delicate Manner in which you Notice an expression of my letter of the 21st. of March. The impropriety of it Struck me after the Post was gone. I Shall not endeavour to apologize for it by any other way...
Niagara [ New York ] August 8, 1799 . Again requests extra pay for soldiers doing extra work. Reports that he has hired a boat “to remove the Garrison of Oswego.” States that “Several of our men are unwell.” Discusses the repair of Fort Niagara. ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. See Rivardi to H, July 25, 1799 . See Rivardi to H, July 25, 1799 .
Niagara [ New York ] September 5, 1799 . “… I hope Captain Thompson will by the time this letter comes to hand, have had the honor of Seeing you & as I requested him To lay the different wants of this Garrison &a. before you.” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress. For background to this letter, see Rivardi to H, July 25, 1799 . Thompson and H did not meet, but in a letter dated September...