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Enclosed I have the honor of presenting two letters received this morning from Poughkeepsie, recommending Mr. Nathaniel Baldwin as a Cadet in the 12th. Regt. your acquaintance with Capt. Bennet & Mr. Van Rants, will enable you fully to appretiate their recommendations in favour of Mr. Baldwins pursuit—Capt. Courtland has arrived at this post with a few Recruits & says he sees no present...
In compliance with the request contained in your letter of the 23d Ulto. inclosing a list of the Officers of the 12th. Regiment distributed into Companies, that I would in concert with the Major suggest for consideration such alterations as from Circumstances may be deemed expedient with the reasons for those alterations, I take the liberty of enclosing a list of the Officers ranked as the...
The Bearer Justus Cadwell the soldier of the 13th. whose place was proposed to be supplied Abner Chapel, having rejoined his regiment upon the expiration of his furlough, I have concluded it would furnish you with an opportunity of carrying your intentions promptly into effect by giving him a pass-port to Head Quarters— He will of course deliver this Letter, & not doubting but you have...
Enclosed I have the honor of presenting a letter from Capt. Fondy, recommending Mr. Tobias V. Cuyler as a Candidate for a Lieutenancey in the 12th. Regt. I have not the pleasure of an acquaintance with Mr. Cuyler, but from the warmth of Capt. Fondy’s expressions relative to him, I have not the least doubt but Mr. Cuyler may with propriety be put in the scale with the other Candidates. The...
Mr. Israel Loring has this morning informed me of the communications he has made to you, on the subject of his wish to enter the service and of the refference, you have been pleased to make, to me; I have known Mr. Loring for some time, and have no reason to doubt, of his ability to fill well the station of a second lieutenant, should he be complimented with the appointment in the 12th. Regt....
I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your Circular of the 23d. ulto., its contents shall of course be particularly attended to, the substance of the two last paragraphs have been duly communicated—and when ever applications are made, I shall forward them to you for your consideration, where I am acquainted with the applicant, I will agreable to your request express my opinion,...
Union Brigade [ Scotch Plains, New Jersey ] December 23, 1799 . “In your Letter of the 17th. you mention your intention of retaining Capt Church with you, to this I cannot with propriety object, but I can with propriety say, the Regt. feel his loss, & I, particularly regret his absence, his pointed attention to duty, & his Gentlemanlike deportment has endeared him much to the Corps, I now see...
On the arrival of Capt. Fondy I have made the necessary arrangements, for recruiting in the second Grand Divission, he will of course call on you, for any additional orders which you may conceive necessary to give Considering the present situation of the interior of the Regiment, I should think the service would be benifitted, by the appointment of Capt. Fondy to the vacant majority, the...
I have the pleasure to inform you, that the non Commissioned Officers and soldiers of this Brigade, are under cover, & the Cantoonment in a state, to shelter them, from the inclemency of the season, our supplies tho’ tardy in the first instance, have finally, enabled me with some exertion, to produce comfort, content and satisfaction to the Troops, they continue in harmony and perfect good...
I have the honor of Submitting to your perusal, a Letter addressed to me by Capt. Kirkland—and an examination of Doctor Douglass—and Sergeant Chase—to which I beg leave to refer you, as explanatory of the Circumstances which took place, between Capt. Kirkland & Mr. Gridley, as stated in the affidavits which you forwarded and requested me to enquire into—and report— I have the Honor to be, with...
Enclosed I have the Honor of presenting a Letter received this evening from Lt. Baldwin, with a Copy of my answer, wherein you will notice his solicitude to retire from Service, in consequence of the bad state of his health &c. Permit me Sir, to particularly request that Lt. Baldwin may be promptly indulged by the Secretary of war, in this pursuit; I am fully convinced his health requires, his...
I have the pleasure to inform you that such attention has been paid, to the soldier who I reported on the 2d. inst. as having broke out with the small-pox, that he is in a fair way of a speedy recovery—and that there is no appearance of the disorder having been communicated to others the attentions of Doctor Trowbridge of the 13th. are very conspicuous in this, as in most other cases, and...
Capt. Samuel White of the 11th. Regt. has acted as Judge Advocate of all General Courts Martial, that have been held in this Brigade, he first commenced on the 2d. of Novr. is still by the orders of the 18th. ulto. instituting the General Court martial whereof Major Fondey is President designa ted by the General Orders to do that duty—I do myself the Honor to enclose a Copy of the Brigade...
I very early communicated my opinion, of the propriety of erecting an Hospital at this Cantoonment, that opinion however being over-ruled by Colo. Stevens, I made every arrangement in my power, to accommodate the sick of each Regt. in a Hut appropriated for that purpose, they have hitherto been tolerably comfortable— But I am apprehensive in the approaching Spring, we shall be much incommoded,...
I have digested and put on paper a plan for the Hutting of the 12th. 11th. & 13th. Regt. and am ready to carry it into execution—but I feel a great diffidence, in consequence of the unbounded thirst for gain, which is shewn by some, to make a little more out of the poor public, whom they appear to conceive fair plunder—You will do me a favour by ordering Genl Stevens, or some authorized...
Camp, 12th Regiment [ Bronx, New York ] September 7, 1799 . “… Upon a close inspection of the Regiments arms at present issued It pains me to observe, that they too generally appear to be old furbished up barrels, many of them full of flaws, new stocked & dressed perhaps to fulfil a contract, certainly not render essential service; of one hundred and ninety men inspected, including music, I...
In consequence of your Letter of the 10th. inst. I have made enquiry into the case of the claim of Daniel Jones, relative to the enlistment of Henry Fennimore a soldier or rather a Corporal of the 11th. Regt. Inclosed I have the honor of submitting the report of the officer Commanding the 11th. in Camp, on the subject, and shall of course, pause for your further orders. I have the Honor to be,...
Enclosed is a Copy of a Letter that I forwarded to Capt. Cortlandts by Nathaniel Crafts, who on inspection I found totally disqualified to discharge the duty of a Soldier, in consequence of a rupture in the Groin, as reported in the return; and from accounts, for at Least fourteen years standing; and so apparent without close inspection that I am astonished at Captain Cortlands not having...
Inclosed I have the honor of presenting Capt. Pattersons Letter of resignation his particular situation, and the distress it will cause to Mrs. Patterson should he not obtain permission to retire from Service, will no doubt have their full weight on your mind, These and Circumstances connected, with the general situation of affairs, and his candid declaration that his continuance in service,...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 18th. and 20th. inst. I will immediately make arrangements to have the experiments made on the proper measure of the pace recommended, and report the result— With respect to the relative rank of the officers of the 12th. I have always acted upon that which I received from you, as decisive, making the subsequent alteration of...
I have received your Confidential Letter of the 17th. Capt. Andrew White has never yet served with his Regiment, having been constantly on the recruiting Service, of course, I have never had an opportunity of forming an opinion of his military talents or fitness for the station of Brigade Inspector— I am however favourably impressed by his personal conduct, he has been a few day’s with us, and...
I had the honor of receiving your favours of the 23d. & 24th. inst. on Saturday night, I have this morning made the necessary arrangements to commence recruiting in the first Grand division the Drums will beat this afternoon— If the arms of the Regiment are in store at this place, and you will attain an order from the War-office for me to receive them, I will have them put in order, fit for...
I have the Honor to inform you, that agreable to your orders of the 4th. inst. which unfortunately I did not receive untill the 8th. I struck my Camp at Rivellie Beating this morning, marched the Regt to Hunts point, embarked and landed safely at this Post, between six and eight this evening—the Camp is pitched & I shall remain untill monday morning finding the 11th. Regt. still at Elizabeth...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receeipt of your Letter of the 3d. enclosing one from His Excellency Govr. Jay, stating in strong terms the complaints of Benjamin Cornwell and John Coles who have presumed to speak with indignation to His Excellency relative to their officers—who promised them 12 Dollrs. Bounty the one has received but seven Dollrs. & 50 Cents—of course 50 Cents are still...
It would be of Service to the troops if some arrangements were made, that they might attend divine service on Sundays. The minister of this Parish is a firm good friend to Government, & the Army and preaches up the necessity of Supporting the one and accommodating the other. Finding the officers of the 11th. Regt. much disposed to visit their homes frequently I requested the Minister to give...
The Bearer Mr. Nathaniel Baldwin is the young Gentleman who, some time past, I forwarded recommendation in favor of, from Poughkeepsie—he is so solicitous to enter the service, that he has resided with the regiment as a Voluntier for 3 weeks past, and proposed remaining with the Winter, his conduct has been perfectly correct, and is a promissing young man, he is the only one, I have yet made...
Your Letter of the 14th. has been delivered by Mr. Meridith of Brooklyn, who has come forward to give evidence in the case of Lt. Ladlie—he shall be properly intorduced to the Court, and all the papers relative to the affair, which you sent me, shall be delivered to morrow to the Judge advocate, who is Capt. White of the 11th— I am informed that the two Companies of Artillerists mentioned in...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your orders of the 21st. relative to the funeral Ceremony, which is to take place at this Camp on Thursday next, agreeably to your orders I immediately dispatched an officer to The Ajutant Genl. who I doubt not arrived at new york before 10. oClock the last night—of course, I have reasons to expect, the necessary supply of field artillery, blank...
It is my duty to inform you, that a Soldier of the 13th. Regt. broke out yesterday with the small-pox— There are a number of men in that regiment & some few in the others, who have not had it, would you wish those who have not had it, to be inoculated or would you prefer that attention should be paid, to check the spreading of it? On the first symptoms, the soldier was moved to the hospital in...
I did myself the honor of addressing you last night, on the subject of materials for the Chimnies, and agreable to my arrangement had a sample load brought to camp by 12 oClock and have compleated a Contract for an immediate Supply, which will be delivered with every needful expedition, so that we shall go on smoothly untill the frost interferes—had I not been told of almost insurmountable...
Permit me to introduce to you Mr. Abraham Fowler, he has always expressed an earnest desire to join this Regt. I formerly addressed you in his favour for a Company—I now solicit for him the oldest second Lieutenancy vacant in the Regt. and permit me to say, I am very anxious that he may have the appointment, fully confident, he will do honor to the station. I have never before expressed myself...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 3d. relative to a communication made by Lt. Dwight—agreable to your request I have made the necessary enquiry Inclosed is a Copy of my Letter to Lt. Le Roy Livingston and his original answer—both of which are respectfully submitted— I have the Honor to be—Sir, with great respect Your most Obedt. Humble Servt. ( ALS , Hamilton...
I have the satisfaction of informing you, we go on well, with our Hutts, the troops are industrious, the weather still fine, and we have now a great prospect of being comfortably under cover, let the storms come on, when the may, I speak however only relative to the soldiers, the officers can or ought to bear cold & storms better than the men they however, will also soon get sheltered, If I...
Agreably to General Orders of the 12th. inst. I attend here as President of a General Court Martial, with three officers of the 12th. Regt. I find the Judge Advocate has not a list of the members who are to compose this Court & I can give him no information on the subject I present one Capt. & two Lieutents from the 12th. it was totally out of my power to furnish two Capts. without injury to...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 3d. inst. I have communicated with the Contractor on that part of its contents, which relates to his department—and I flatter myself I shall have no more grounds of complaint, if I have however, I shall not be silent. On the subject of the funeral expences—there is no other account to be presented, excepting the price of two...
I have the honor of acknowledging the receipt of your Letter of the 4th. inst. relative to the Winter Quarters of the 11th. 12th. & 13th. Regts. I wrote yesterday to General Stevens & he is now here, I am making the necessary arrangements for the fulfilment of your orders—as I am not conscious that the good of the service will be promoted by my remaining, here, I shall give the necessary...
enclosed I submit to your purusal a Letter from Capt. Fondy, stating a particularly hard case, relative to the rank of Lt. Foster. It is sufficient for me fully to submit the statement to your consideration; confident if mistakes have been made, injurious to Lt. Foster’s rank, you will with pleasure use your influence to have them rectified—I have the honor to be, Sir Your most Obedt. Humble...
I have the Honor of presenting the 3d. monthly recruiting return of the 12th. Regt—It has been thus long necessarily delayed, for want of the returns from the second Grand divission, and paper to make it out upon—there are also fifty eight attestations of enlistment, you will observe there are 287. total enlisted & 251. deffinitively approved on inspection I have the honor to be Sir, With...
Agreably to orders contained in your favours of the 31st. ulto. & 3d. Instant, received yesterday, at East Chester, I convened the officers of the 12th. Regiment, and they have unanimously nominated Lieutenat James Smith to be paymaster of the Regiment, I doubt not it will meet with your approbation and the approbation of The Secretary of War. Inclosed is his bond connected with his Brother...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letters of the 11th. 15th. & 18th. of the present month, the returns for medicine shall be immediately forwarded—Hill will of course wait his Tryal, by a General Court martial—a few day’s after he was brought to camp, I sent the sergeant major of the 2d. Battalion in disguise to the place where, Hill informed me his comrade was, who enticed...
I have the honor to inform you that some time past a soldier by the Name of Jno. Montgomery deserted from Capt. Pattersons Company—he repaired to the House of one Abraham Brown, at Mount Pleasant, about four miles from Tarry Town, on the Bedford road, where he told Brown, he was a deserter, that he had thrown his Cloaths into the dock at new York & that knowing him , he came to ask his...
As President of the General Court Martial ordered to convene at this post by the Genl. Orders of the 12th. inst., I have the Honor to inform you that we have finished every case submitted to our consideration & have adjourned— sine die — If you have no further orders to communicate, I shall of course proceed to-morrow to the station of the 12th. Regt. If you Have, the Bearer Mr. Coxe will...
Referring to my Letter of 12th. I have the Honor to inform you, that Colo. Ogden was with me yesterday, I find the necessary tools are not yet forwarded and the Land not yet paid for—in full confidence that every essential point, which rests with the executive departments of Government, will be carried promptly into effect, and that we shall be furnished without delay, I have ordered the 11th....
Having had the Honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Letter of the 23d. inst. and answering that part of it, relative to the Clothiers department—I have the Honor to inform you that the reason why the order of the 7th. relative to the returns for Camp equipage and utensils were not before this made out, proceeded from a want of a proper communication from the Quarter Master Generals...
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th. ulto. and of enclosing the original Letter of Capt. Kissam dated the 19th. of Septr. expressive of his wish to resign. I also inclose you the accounts of the Paymaster of the 12th. Regt. relative to the receipts and disbursement of the several sums of money forwarded to him by the Pay Office— No. 1. states the receipt on...
William Hill a soldier of the 12th. Regt. a few Day’s past, having been to a neighbouring Dram shop, where he was induce d to take a glass too-much, deserted, and was taken at the fishing place, on staten Island—and brought back to the Regiment—his Conduct is the cause of great distress to himself, and his associates, the best Soldiers of the Regiment they have shewn extream sensibility on the...
I have received a Letter from Capt. Church of the 12th. inst. covering a copy of one of the 11th. from Mr. Simmons addressed to you, which states that a Warrant has issued for three thousand five Hundred and twenty Dollars—that the amount is forwarded to Mr. Fish, to be paid to the officers on account of the recruiting service, which he is directed to receive grant his receipts and disburse...
The Bearer Mr. Alexander Stevenson, a Grandson of Edward Stevenson of Throgs neck deceased, is solicitous of entering into the 12th. Regt. as a Second Lieutenant, from an early knowledge of his family and the modest deportment of the young Gentleman aided by the respectable recommendations, he brought to me, I feel a solicitude, that he should be placed on the list of applicants to fill the...
Inclosed I have the honor of Submitting to your consideration the alterations of the plan for the formation of a Regiment for Exercise or Battle, forwarded in your Letter of the 26th ulto, you will observe that I am decidedly of opinion, we should fix our firm reliance on the well organised Battalions—the Brilliant dashes and light touches of advanced, Light Infantry—will not answer our...
The day after you Honoured this Camp with your presence, I was informed Capt. Patterson had presented to you, his Letter of resignation—noteing some anxiety fluttering on the Capts. mind; and being acquainted with Mrs. Pattersons solicitude, that the resignation should be accepted, I gave Capt Patterson leave of absence from this Camp, that he might reside in New York and attend to the...