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I was duly honored with your letter of the 29th. ulto. I will examine into the state of the Clothing due the corps or Detachments that may arrive at Niagara from Detroit, or elsewhere, as soon as I Know their numbers and to what Regiments they belong—but from present information I am induced to believe it will be found they have received their full dues for the current year. When a regular...
I have received from the Secretary of War, a copy of his letter to you relative to the reduction of the twelve Regiments on the 14th of June next, and informing you that directions will be given by me for the transportation and deposit of the Military supplies with the Troops. Agreeably to this notice I have the honor to inform you that it is proposed to deposit every species of Stores at...
The Gentleman of the Army who frequen ts my office and with whom I am on intimate terms of friendship, Know that my exertions are uniform to procure every requisite for the comfort and conveniency of the Troops under every possible circumstance. By the tenor of Captain Williamsons Letter the reverse must be concluded—By the System in operation when I have reported on the returns sent to me,...
This morning I received your Letter of the 14th. instant, enclosing a copy of Captn. Williamsons Letter to you on the subject of Clothing requested for three recruits Companies of Artillery. On the 2d. of April I received the Return he mentions, and the same day agreeably to my invariable rule handed it to the Secretary of War, (who still holds that business in his hands) requesting an order...
Philadelphia, May 15, 1800. “I am favoured with your letter of the 12th instant. The tents of every description requested for you and the Adjutant General are ready —and to day I have requested … a suitable Baggage Waggon to take the whole to Scotch Plains.…” ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC , RG 94, Post-Revolutionary War Records, Letters of Samuel Hodgdon, National Archives....
I have received your letter of the 29th. Ulto. The reason of my proposing to substitute three pairs of Shoes such as can be had for one Dollar a pair and a pair of Soles, instead of four which is the law allowance and which cost only Eighty Cents a pair is, that it appears to me that the cost of the latter would in the mode proposed be abundantly sufficient to Keep the soldier well shod for...
Your letter of the 27th. & 28th. Ultimo, came to hand yesterday. The Clothing for Bennington will be on the way immediately The articles which may be necessary for encamping the Troops composing the additional Regiments will be attended to through the medium of the respective commanding officers. Returns must be made to Regimental Brigade Quarter Masters, and by them to the Quarter Master...
This morning I am favoured with your letter of the 26th instant—I will immediately make an arrangement, for furnishing the Tents you request, and I will know that they are such as you will approve— I am sir, Your Most Obedient servant ( ALS , Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress; LC , RG 94, Post-Revolutionary War Records, Letters of Samuel Hodgdon, National Archives).
I am duly favoured with your letter of the 18th instant covering an extract of a letter from Colonel Hamtramck—I do not recollect to have heard of seen any thing of the Return you mention—If I had an order would have issued for the supply of the articles, but even in this case it might not, as it oftens happens, been possible to transport them—unless a load or more is called for, it is...
Agreeably to your request, I now inform you that Clothing for a full Company of Recruits, to the address of Major Freeman is on board Captn. German’s Ship, which sails shortly for Charleston. I have written to the Major to advise him they are forwarded in consequence of your requisition for the recruiting service. I am, Sir, very respectfully, Your most Obedient servant ( LS , Hamilton Papers,...
I have received your letter of the 10th. instant—By letters received I find the paymasters of Regiments suppose their duty as it relates to the Clothing is done when they have received and delivered it intire to the commanding Officers of the respective Companies, whose duty they conceive it is to deliver it to the men as they needs and other circumstances require—they urge in support of this...
Your two letters of the 2d & 4th instant came to hand yesterday—The Clothing for Captains Brocks command equal to his requisition is on the way to him, it had been detained a few days on account of the difficulty of obtaining transportation—The Clothing for Major Freeman is ready—but you request me to “furnish to the order of Major Freeman”—is the transportation to be suspended until his order...
Last evening I received your letter of the 8th. Currant. On the 26th. August last twentyfive complete Suits of Clothes, and the same number of Arms and accoutrements were ordered for Captain Brocks’ Company, then at Fredericksburg, in Virginia, and on the 29th. of the same month they were forwarded to Baltimore, and from thence immediately by General Swan to their destination. I have no...
Last evening I received your letter of the 3d. instant. The embarrassments and delay consequent on our not being able to procure suitable white Cloth for Overalls is I trust well Known to you. When all expectation of obtaining it was at an end, and the season pressed an immediate supply, Coloured ones were ordered; and those were on the way when Colonel Read wrote his letter of information to...
I have received your two letters of the 18th. & 19th. instant. The accounts of the Clothing are Kept Regimentally, and in that way only we expect to settle them. The Clothing supplied the Officers mentioned in your letter must be accounted for by them to the Pay-master of the Regiment from whom they received it. We shall send the articles to the Pay-master, and charge them to the Regiment to...
I was duly honored with your letter of the 11th. instant—General Wilkinson made a Return to the Secretary of War for Medicines for the following Posts & Troops, vizt.—For West Florida & Fort Massac, Seven Companies, enumerating the Medicine and Hospital Stores &c. For Fort Knox, Thirtysix men; Fort Washington, Thirty men—Lorimies, one Company—Fort Wayne, four Companies, Fort Defiance One...
I am favoured with your letter of the 2d instant—The Clothing for the three Companiees shall go forward immediately—All the Clothing ordered has been long since forwarded to the Western and Northern Posts, which are garrisoned by the Regiments to which the Companiees mentioned in your letter belong—I presume you mean to address the Clothing to Major Isaac Craig DQM Gnl as usual, subject to the...
I have received your letter of the 17th inst. As fast as the Clothing is received from the Contractor it is packed and forwarded in equal proportions on the unsatisfied orders remaining on hand—I will without a moments delay send those to Easton for the Men you mention—but a t present only parts of the Clothing is in store—Yesterday I sent the secretary of War, a design for your standards—you...
This morning I was favoured with your letter of the 12th instant—Enclosed, you have an invoice of Clothing forwarded to Colonel Parker on the 4th instant—and a Sketch of what is due to compleat the orders received for the supply of the Regt. I am fearful you are not fully acquainted with the difficulties that have prevented a full compliance with a ll the orders on hand—for the present suffice...
I have received your letter of the 28th ultimo through the War Office this Morning Haver s acks made of tow Cloth or Ticklenberg has invariably been furnished the Soldier for carrying his Provisions—The Knapsack cannot be used for this purpose however accomodated for they are Painted and therefore cannot be cleansed by Washing, which is necessary every time any considerable quantity of...
This morning I received yours of the 1st instant—Woolen Overalls ’till very lately have been greatly deficint—as fast as they have been received they have supplied the most pressing calls—I have been very successful in getting on the supplies of Clothing lately as you will perceive by the next return which will be with you shortly—Major Bradleys supply shall be forwarded without a moments...
I have received your letter of the 28th ultimo, given an extract of a letter from Colonel Bentley—As a full answer I enclose my letter to General Swan to whom the Hogshead of Clothing was addressed—By this letter you will perceive all the invoices went forward—but the General it seems did not forward a Copy of the invoice as is usual—It is proper to observ e that the Hogshead was by order of...
I have received your letter of the 19th instant—Upon enquiry I find the Keys were always delivered the Quarter Master General with the Medicine Chests, and that he has usually enclosed them by Post in a letter—I will make more particular enquiry respecting those sent for the use of Colonel Taylor’s Regiment—With respect to Regimental Colours as far as I know none have yet been provided—so much...
Your letter of the 18th instant came to hand this morning—I shall pay every attention to such requisitions as I may receive from Captain Bishop in consequence of your instructions to him and information to me—The whole of the Clothing for the Troops at Fort Wayne leaves this City to day for its destination via — as will that also under order for Captain Irvins Company at Reading—I hope we...
Your highly esteemed favour of the 13th instant came to hand this Morning—I shall inquire at the War Office for the Cavalry Coat sent there as a pattern, and shall endeavour to have the Clothing for that Corps compleated immediately—Enclosed you have a return of the articles furnished the twelve additional Regiments as they stand on my Books to the 13 instant—I am in hopes they will be...
I have received your letter of the 30th ultimo, this morning—when it has been detaind I am not informed—I have received an Artillery Coat and Vest from Colonel Stevens and have put them into the hands of the Contractor to serve as Patterns for any he may have orders to make— shall be glad to receive the Cavalry Coat, as they, under an idea of an alteration, have been suspended—they may soon be...
Every article of Clothing remaining in Store is packed, and will be removed tomorrow to Lamberton. The cause I need not mention. Previous to the packing every order for Clothing was examined, and a proportion of the articles on hand which were found to be most wanted have been sent to each Regiment. The Clothing removing to Lamberton is principally articles not immediately under order, or such...
As the Returns of the Troops in the Garrisons to the Westward and Northward are with you I have thought it best to request through you a Return of Cloathing proper to be sent to each, that I may submit it to the Secretary of War, and obtain his order for its delivery, and transportation at this best season of the year. The Cloathing ordered will be packed in the best manner, and the Packages...
With this letter you will receive the requested Return—I shall shortly send you an accurate statement of the Clothing as exhibited a day or two ago to the Secretary of War—We are about making a number of Bell Tents for the Army—I have thoughts of making them bigger than those used by the British Army—If you have any favorite form and dimensions will thank you to send them to me, as I wish the...
Your letter of the 5th. instant was received yesterday—In the present state of things I believe the mode you have suggested for obtaining an account of the expenditure of Military and Hospital supplies is the best that can be devised—yet I am afraid in operation it will be found too diffuse to answer perfectly. The General Return you request shall be sent as soon as possible—my help is small...