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I have been Honored with your Orders of the 23rd 26th & 31 of March with the regulations & directions for the recruiting Service, that of the 23 through inatention at the Post office in New York was mailed for New Milford and sent from that office to me, which has occationed considerable delay, immediately upon receiving the letter I sent express to Lieut. Waters Clark, (who I proposed for my...
On saturday last I had the Honor to recive your favours of the 13 & 15 Instant with the Acts & regulations for the Military establishment & a letter directed to Lieut. Moseley which I immediately forwarded to him by express, & have recived his bonds, (which from information,) I believe are amply suficient, they are inclosed; agreeable to directions I have made a disposition of the Officers to...
I have the Honor to inform you that the recruiting service in the circle under my Command has begun and as far as I can learn with tolerable success—from reflection & the best information I can obtain by visiting the sub district quarters, I am led to believe it would fecilitate the recruiting of the Regt. by delivering the cloathing to the recruits at the sub districts; that the Officers...
Danbury [ Connecticut ] June 8, 1799 . “I have the Honor to inform you that upon my return from New York, I find it has become a Serious question wheather the recruiting Officers have a right to enlist Minors after they arrive to the age of 18 Years, without the consent of their parents, Masters, or Guardians and repeated application has been made for the releasment of some of those so...
I have the honor to inclose to you letters from Genl. Tracy & Colonel Talmadge in recommendation of Mr. Abijah Fenn of Waterbury for the appointment of Lieutenant in the Regiment under my Command; from the recommendation and appearance of the Gentleman I am induced to wish the recommendation may succeed, he wishes to be annexed to Capt. Sandford’s Company in the place of Waters Clarke...
Danbury [ Connecticut ] June 12, 1799 . “From the progressive state of the recruiting service in the Circle under my Command, I have the Honor to inform you that a further supply of bounty Money will be wanted as soon as it can conveniently be sent forward. Thier has been but a small supply of Cloathing furnished for the recruits, and a number are now enlisted and drawn to thier rendizvous,...
I was yesterday Honored with your favour of the 14th Inst. requesting an explination of my letter of the 12th. respecting a further supply of Clothing for the 13th Regt—the distance and expence of transporting the Clothing to the sub districts in small parcels, and my wish to avoid partiality in the distrabution, not knowing which of the Officers would meet with the greatest success in...
A short time since I had the Honor to inclose to you letters from the Honbl. Uriah Tracy Esquire & Colo. Benjamin Talmage recommending Mr. Abijah Fenn for the appointment of Lieut. in the 13th Regiment— as I was not aquainted with Mr Fenn or his character I was induced to address you in his favour from thier recommendations; but from the information I have since obtained, and from a letter...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the recipt of your favour of the 21st & 24th June inclosing letters from the Secretary of War to Lieut. Truman Moseley Pay Master the first I have delivered to him, and the other has been forwarded by a carefull hand— I am sensible the returns sent from New haven was not so regular as they ought to have been, but supposed they might serve to show the present...
I have the Honor to inform you that I discharged Wm. H. Hendrix a Soldier in Capt. Bulfords Company 13th Regiment on the 17th Instant, on account of his haveing a large open Sore on one of his legs he was examined in my presence by Doctr. Joseph Trowbridge who pronounced the sore of long standing & incurable and that it would prevent his performing the duties of a Soldier, he imposed himself...
I have the Honor to inclose a list and description of those recruits that have deserted, been discharged, and Mustured out of the 13th Regiment—I am sensable that an earlier report of some of them ought to have been made, but the detached situation of the Regt., the miscarriage of letters, or the omition of the Officers in writing to me upon the subject, in expectation of apprehending those...
I have the Honor (herewith) to transmit the Monthly Recruiting Return of the 13th Regiment from the 1st day of August to the first Monday of September, with the attestations, also the description of three deserters since my last communication upon that subject; as thier is considerable navigatio n at present going forward at New haven, I am led to believe that a number of the soldiers have...
I was yesterday Honored with your favour of the 27 of Sepr. and ask pardon for the omission of Mr. Chews name in my letter of the 22nd—In May last Mr Brown was recommended for the appointment of Capt. in place of Mr. Chew declined; since which I have been informed that Genl. Jedidiah Huntington had wrote in favour of some other Gentleman, and recived for answer from the Secretary of War that...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the recipt of your letter of the 18th Sept., and in answer beg leave to state, that I have made enquirery respecting the situation of Daniel Bliss; and find that thier is no circomstances either official, or in the Public Opinion, from the situation of the parties that would render it (in my opinion) prudent to comply with thier request; or at least none that...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the recipt of your confidential letter of the 19th Sept.; and in answer would beg leave to observe, that from the short and imperfect acquaintance I have had with the Officers of the Regiment I am induced to believe that Capt. Meigs, or Lieut. Waters Clark, would either of them do well in the department of Inspectorship, Capt. Meigs was Adjutant to Colo. Webb’s...
I was yesterday Hond. with the recipt of your letter of the 5th Inst. respecting the Winter Quarters for the 13th Regt. and will Immideatly attend to your directions— I beg leave to observe, (in explenation of my being at Danbury,) that I remained in Camp about four weeks after the troops had assembled; and from the fateague of organising and regulating the different departments of the...
I do my self the Honor to inform you that it is expected the Regiment will embark for Statten Island or Elisabeth Town Point on Wednessday next under the Command of Major John Ripley— Mr. Dayton Contractor for New Jersey has wrote me proposing Elisabeth Town Point as the most convenient place for the troops to land, and that he will be thier ready to recive them, the Packets are engaged for...
I have the Honor to inform you that the Regiment sailed this evening for thier winter Quarters, under the Command of Major Ripley, I have the Honor to be with the Greatest Respect your Obedt Servant— NB It is expected they will land at Statten Island or Elisabeth Town Point— ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover reads: "Filed. Note Deserters proper bundle ."
On my return from Newhaven Saturday evening I had the Honor to recive your favour of the 23rd, and am happy that the reasons I assigned for being at Danbury were satisfactory; I should have mentioned them before, had I not expected every day to have been able to set of for Camp the next— I am informed by the Post Master in this Town that your letter of the 5th was not mailed in New York untill...
It is with regret that I have to inform your Honor that a number of desertions took place previous to the departure of the Regiment, and are as follows Viz—Bartlet Chamberlain, (a Soldier in Capt. Blakesleys Company), Six feet high, thirty five years of age, blew eyes, & brown hair—Ezra Hurd Nineteen years Old, five feet six Inches high, dark eyes, brown hair and dark complection, born at...
I have the Honor to inclose to you a list of the Officers in the 13th Regt with a concise statement of thier pretentions to Rank Viz—Capt. Meigs states that he served in the Continental Army as a first Lieut. from the 15th of Feby 1778 to the close of the War—Capt. Sanford, that he was a Sergt. five years in the Army and that he was discharged as such with the badge of Merit, and has since...
On saturday last I had the Honor to recive your favour of the 15th. and have wrote Mr. Chew requesting him, as soon as possable to signify to the secretary of War that he declines his appointment—When the surgeon and mates was appointed to the Regiment the secretary directed, ( me (in case either of them should not accept) to recommend some other Gentlemen for the appointment; since which I...
I have been Hond. with your favours of the 29th Novr. & the 2nd Inst with its inclosures, which was Immediately forwarded to Doctr. Orton— John Williams the deserter mentioned in my letter of the 25th has been apprehended and is confined in Goal; I expect to send him with a number of recruits under the Command of a Sergeant to the Regiment this Week— As Major Huntington had never done any...
I have the Honor to acknowledge the recipt of your favour of the 5th. Inst. with the Rank of Officers inclosed, and have no perticular reasons to assign why it should not be established; at the same time I beg leave to observe that if you should Judge proper to place Lt. Waugh before Moseley, I believe it would give a great sattisfaction to the Regiment and answer as good a purpose to the...
I have been Honored with your favour of the 16th Decr. respecting the resignation of Major Huntington, and have directed Capt Meigs who is on the recruiting service to Join the Regiment by the 15 Inst.; if it should meet your approbation I wish he may be promoted to the rank of Major— Permit me my General to condole with you upon the melancholy event of the Death of our beloved and venerable...
I have had the Honor to recive your favour of the 11th appointing Capt. Miegs to take the place of Major Huntington, and he has Joined the Regiment agreeable to my directions— Major Ripley is anxious to obtain permission to leave Camp for a short time; and if the cair of the Regiment in his Absents cannot with propriety be confided to Capt. Meigs; I take the liberty to request leave to repair...
From the solicita tion —— Cadwell a Man of some resp —— the County of Hartford, I am ——— to your Honor that he has — enlisted into the 13th. Regiment one by the name of Matthew & the other Justus Cadwell, the first has served in the Western Army and has become a desolute charector, he is now a deserter from the Regt., the other appears to be a likely young man, is a Corporal in Capt. Miegs...
It is with extreem reluctance that I trouble you with the following statement, respecting moneys expended for Public service by the officers of the 13 Regiment, whilst on the Recruiting service; and the delay, and embarrassment, they meet with in getting those accounts allowed, by not knowing where to apply for a settlement—In July last Genl. Huntington, (Agent for the War department,)...