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I have to acknowledge your letter of the 26th. ultimo for General Wilkinson— I have the honor to be Sir with Very great Respect your most Obedient and Very humble servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your orders of the 7 Inst. respecting my recruits being Sent on to Pittsburgh—and as soon as I hear from the D.Q Master General, they shall be immediately complied with. I am Sir, with much respect & esteem your most obedient Servant. ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I beg leave to transmit to you the enclosed account through the advice of Mr Miller the Quarter Master and request an order to him to pay me the money. Being a young Officer and not accquainted with that rigid œconomy which is absolutely necessary to be observed by an Officer of my grade find myself under very disagreeable pecuniary embarrassments and at this time under marching orders to...
I take the liberty of recommending, Lieutenant Thomas Brinley of the 16th. regiment for the appointment of Brigade Quarter-Master. Captain Ellery has given me a character of this gentleman, which shews him, altogether suitable for this station, and which, it seems, he prefers to the one to which he had been invited in the Office of the Adjutant General. I wrote to Colo. Rice on this subject a...
I added to this letter another page, & forgot to take a press-copy. eight hours afterwards I sit down to repeat it as nearly verbally as I can by memory. May. 9. I begun this letter on the day of it’s date and continued it at intervals. being now within 3. days of my departure from this place & that of the Parlementaire, I bring it to a close. since that date some facts of importance have...
I nominate Israel Wheeler Esqr. of Pensylvania to be purveyor of public supplies for the United States in the place of Tench Francis Esqr. deceased. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I have the honor to transmit you the proceedings of a Court Martial held at Richmond for the Seal of Lieut James Triplett of the first regiment of Artillerists and Engineers— I have the honor to be / with great Respect / Your obed servant. DLC : James McHenry Papers.
Influenced by no motive but a desire to promote the popularity of the Presidents Administration, & the Public good, which in the present posture of American affairs, He beleives to be inseperable, The Secretary of the Navy ventures to obtrude some observations on the subject of a successor to Mr McHenry. All the present secretaries are from States on the North side of Patomak—That portion of...
I was informd yesterday afternoon that you had done me the honor to name me as the successor of Mr. McHenry. While I avow the impression made on me by this additional mark of your confidence—and impression which no time will efface—I must pray you sir to withdraw the nomination. No man is more intimately persuaded than myself, of the wisdom of that political system, which has been adopted by...
As tents may not arrive in time, I would thank you to take a convenient house within a small distance of the Camp at Scotch Plains for me and my suite. I expect to be there by the twentieth of the month. With great consideration   I am Sir   Yr. ob Servt. LS , Lloyd W. Smith Collection, Morristown Historical Park, Morristown, New Jersey; Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton...
Niagara [ New York ] May 8, 1800 . Reports that his investigation has uncovered evidence that “a discharged Soldier” was “guilty of Killing Indian horses” and that the Tuscaroras, who were present at the inquiries, “Seemed to be perfectly pleased” with the evidence obtained. States that he has been “Sollicited To give Some Assistance Towards establishing a road from Tantawantee” to Niagara and...
I thank you My Dear Sir for your letter of the 5th instant which was received yesterday. The measure you mention has been attempted but without much hope of success. Yet our friends are today in good spirits. The accounts from the Northward, apparently authentic, give us strong hope of still having a majority ⟨in⟩ our Legislature. But be this as it may, our welfare depends absolutely on a...
I beg leave to lay before you certain facts Contained in a letter which I have received from Lieutenant Pope relative to the situation in which he finds himself by an Official act in Obedience to an order of the Commanding Officer of this garrison— A Garrison Court Martial having Sentenced Thomas Solomons found guilty of Stealing ten dollars from R. A. Hawes, to fifteen days confinement and to...
Enclosed is a letter from Mr. Brooks of the Artillery. I think it will be expedient to continue to employ him as Agent for the payment of the troops at Staunton untill they reach their destination at Pittsburgh . As This was my idea originally, as these troops are under marching orders for Pittsburg you will have Mr. Brooks supplied with the requisite fund for discharging any arrears of pay...
Mr. Andrew Van Wort, for whom you have enclosed to me a letter of appointment as Second Lieutenant in the first regiment of Infantry, is dead. ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the seventh instant enclosing copies of the Contracts entered with William Colefax, Robt. Colefax, and Alexr Richards for the year eighteen hundred. Upon looking thro’ the bundle of Contracts, I find that there have I find upon a reexamination that they have never before ben sent to me ( Df , in the handwriting of Thomas Y. How, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
I have received your letter of the first instant, and you have liberty of absence, reporting to me frequently your the state of your health— I rely upon it that you will set out to join your company as soon as possible. It has been suggested to me that you have it in view to resign speedily—I have not credited this. respo as you must see, in that case the propriety of asking immediately If it...
I duly received your letter of the 2d of April which has lain by from the pressure of more urgent business. In breaking the silence now I wish only to prevent misapprehension as it may influence future cases. I am persuaded that in what you did you were actuated by a very praiseworthy zeal, and I perceive that there were circumstances from which you were led to infer a larger discretion than...
I have the honor to enclose you a Copy of a Contract entered into by Elijah and Simon House for ye supply of rations in ye. State of Connecticut— I am Sir Your obed Servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Army contract with Elijah and Simon House, October 4, 1799 (copy, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). A note on the cover of the LS from James McHenry reads:...
I have received your letter of the 5th. instant respecting the resignation of Captain Thomas Chandler of the 14. Regiment of Infantry. On recurring to the files of ye Office I find a letter from you of the 9. January Ulto. on ye same subject which in the hurry of business was omitted being attended to— You will be pleased to inform Captain Chandler that the President has accepted his...
I have the honor to enclose you the last Monthly Return and a Copy of my last letter to General Wilkinson I have the honor to be Sir with very great Respect your Most obedient and Very humble Servent ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress), enclosing Hamtramck to James Wilkinson, May 8, 1800 (copy, signed by Hamtramck, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress).
Major Buell of the 2d Regiment informs me, that he wrote you some time since, requesting that I might be ordered to the County of Hampshier to assist Capt Lyman in the recruiting service. I have received no such orders, therefor I conclude, in the multiplicity of your business, the Majors request has been forgotten. It is now almost 14 Months since I was appointed and have received neither pay...
I am extreemly happy—in an opportunity to inclose you Capt. Jordan & Lieut. Soper’s request for a discharge from the Service of the United States I have heretofore stated to you Sir, the characters of these gentlemen; & now most cordially approve the application, & recommend that they may be discharged as soon as is consistant with your pleasure— I have the honor to be with great respect Sir...
John Dickinson presents his Thanks for the appendix, and has been much gratified in perusing so complete a Vindication of a Character he has so long and so constantly regarded with high Esteem— RC ( DLC ); endorsed by TJ as received 10 May and so recorded in SJL .
I inclose my Thoughts on the subject you did me the honour to propose to me. Your own better judgment will decide concerning their value, or their fitness for the circumstances of your College. This may require a very different distribution of the business from that which I here recommend. I thank you for your care to transmit a copy of my work to Bp Madison . He, as well as many others,...
Hints concerning Public Education. Persons educated at public seminaries are of two classes. One is that of professional men, as physicians and divines, who are to be qualified for entering upon their professions immediately after leaving the college or university. The other is that of gentlemen, and those who are designed for offices of civil and active life. The former must be minutely...
I take the liberty, as heretofore, of putting under your cover letters to my friends Genl. Kosciuzko & the Baron de Geismar. the General writes so seldom & so cautiously that I know not where he is. he has so many titles to my affectionate esteem, that I am always anxious to hear of his health and his pursuits. mr Barnes now makes you a remittance for him of 1082. Dollars. I sometime ago paid...
I have received the letter you did me the honor to write me on the sixth day of this month, & consider the requests contained in it as very reasonable. They are readily agreed. I as Sir with much esteem / your most obedient & humble servant MHi : Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.
I nominate the Honorable John Marshall Esqr. of Virginia to be Secretary of the department of War, in the place of the Honorable James Mc. Henry Esqr, who has requested that he may be permitted to resign, & that his resignation be accepted, to take place on the first day of June next. DNA : RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.
I take the Libberty to Recommend Genl. Wm. Allin of Providence State of Rhode Island as a Suteable Gentlemon to Conduct the Stamp Office at the seat of Government, he is an Active Accurate Man and Attentive to his Undertakeings and his morrel Carecter Stands Unimpeached, You’l please to Obsearve what he ses, in his Inclosed Letter to me on the Subject together with Genl. Schuylers Letter to him...